Period
to 27 October 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Centre in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Centre over the 6 months to 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
England > South East
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 157 94 102
Rank change year-on-year -63 +8 +15
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 408 265 809
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.25% 3.26% 3.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.05% 10.47% 9.94%
Number of salaries quoted 266 175 620
10th Percentile £29,000 £31,250 £34,476
25th Percentile £33,250 £35,525 £43,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £57,000
Median % change year-on-year - -12.28% +14.00%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £74,500 £80,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £56,500 £55,500
% change year-on-year -2.65% +1.80% +0.91%

Data Centre is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 6,746 2,530 8,137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 37.23% 31.12% 32.30%
Number of salaries quoted 3,875 2,057 6,380
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.96% +1.00% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £75,100
England median annual salary £60,000 £58,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.36% +3.77%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Data Centre as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in the South East

Data Centre
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Data Centre in the South East.

Salary trend for Data Centre in the South East

Data Centre
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Centre in the South East over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Data Centre in the South East

Data Centre
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Centre within the South East region over the 6 months to 27 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley -20 193 £50,000 - 30
Surrey -18 86 £50,000 -20.00% 11
Hampshire -120 79 £41,250 +3.13% 21
Berkshire -59 77 £56,250 +2.27% 20
Buckinghamshire -10 72 £50,000 +14.94% 10
Oxfordshire +16 45 £36,000 -26.15%
West Sussex -5 16 £55,000 -26.67% 2
East Sussex -42 15 £33,250 +2.31% 7
Kent -40 13 £40,000 -28.89% 10
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, IT jobs citing Data Centre also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 188 (46.08%) Microsoft
2 170 (41.67%) Windows
2 170 (41.67%) Azure
3 156 (38.24%) VMware
4 154 (37.75%) Active Directory
5 127 (31.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 121 (29.66%) Microsoft 365
7 116 (28.43%) Windows Server
8 111 (27.21%) Cisco
9 100 (24.51%) Firewall
10 95 (23.28%) ITIL
11 92 (22.55%) Finance
12 89 (21.81%) Linux
13 80 (19.61%) AWS
14 78 (19.12%) Social Skills
15 74 (18.14%) LAN
15 74 (18.14%) WAN
16 67 (16.42%) Presales
17 65 (15.93%) Public Cloud
18 64 (15.69%) Cisco Certification
19 63 (15.44%) DNS
20 62 (15.20%) VPN
20 62 (15.20%) Azure Active Directory
21 61 (14.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 59 (14.46%) Project Management
22 59 (14.46%) Microsoft Intune
22 59 (14.46%) SCCM
23 58 (14.22%) SQL Server
24 57 (13.97%) Cybersecurity
25 53 (12.99%) Degree

Data Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 35 (8.58%) MS Exchange
2 32 (7.84%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.94%) IIS
4 9 (2.21%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (0.98%) SAS
6 3 (0.74%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.49%) Confluence
8 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (5.64%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 170 (41.67%) Azure
2 121 (29.66%) Microsoft 365
3 80 (19.61%) AWS
4 62 (15.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 43 (10.54%) IaaS
6 30 (7.35%) PaaS
7 23 (5.64%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (4.41%) SaaS
9 9 (2.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.98%) Cloudflare
10 4 (0.98%) GCP
11 3 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.74%) Azure Sentinel
11 3 (0.74%) IBM Cloud
12 2 (0.49%) Azure Storage
12 2 (0.49%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.49%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.25%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 1 (0.25%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 100 (24.51%) Firewall
2 74 (18.14%) LAN
2 74 (18.14%) WAN
3 63 (15.44%) DNS
4 62 (15.20%) VPN
5 50 (12.25%) DHCP
6 43 (10.54%) MPLS
7 38 (9.31%) SAN
8 34 (8.33%) BGP
8 34 (8.33%) TCP/IP
9 32 (7.84%) Network Security
10 30 (7.35%) Wi-Fi
11 25 (6.13%) Wireless
12 24 (5.88%) Internet
12 24 (5.88%) OSPF
13 23 (5.64%) Unified Communications
14 22 (5.39%) VLAN
15 20 (4.90%) Cisco Nexus
15 20 (4.90%) SD-WAN
16 17 (4.17%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (14.22%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.96%) MySQL
3 5 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (1.23%) MongoDB
4 4 (0.98%) MariaDB
5 3 (0.74%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.49%) DB2
6 2 (0.49%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.25%) Big Data
7 1 (0.25%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.25%) DTS
7 1 (0.25%) OLAP
7 1 (0.25%) OLTP
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.23%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.98%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.98%) NUnit
2 4 (0.98%) TeamCity
3 3 (0.74%) JIRA
3 3 (0.74%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.49%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.25%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.25%) GitLab
5 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 92 (22.55%) Finance
2 78 (19.12%) Social Skills
3 51 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 31 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (5.39%) Banking
6 18 (4.41%) Public Sector
7 16 (3.92%) Retail
8 15 (3.68%) Presentation Skills
9 14 (3.43%) Influencing Skills
10 12 (2.94%) Marketing
11 11 (2.70%) Legal
11 11 (2.70%) Manufacturing
12 8 (1.96%) Electronics
13 7 (1.72%) Documentation Skills
14 6 (1.47%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 5 (1.23%) Automotive
16 4 (0.98%) Games
17 3 (0.74%) Law
18 2 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
19 1 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 84 (20.59%) Architect
2 57 (13.97%) Consultant
3 53 (12.99%) Network Engineer
4 52 (12.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 44 (10.78%) Cloud Consultant
6 40 (9.80%) Technical Consultant
7 31 (7.60%) Infrastructure Architect
8 29 (7.11%) Analyst
8 29 (7.11%) Support Engineer
9 24 (5.88%) IT Engineer
10 20 (4.90%) Solutions Architect
11 18 (4.41%) Senior Architect
12 17 (4.17%) IT Manager
13 16 (3.92%) Infrastructure Manager
14 15 (3.68%) Data Architect
14 15 (3.68%) Network Architect
14 15 (3.68%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
15 14 (3.43%) Data Centre Architect
15 14 (3.43%) IT Support
15 14 (3.43%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.92%) Web Services
2 5 (1.23%) .NET
3 4 (0.98%) .NET Core
4 3 (0.74%) 802.1X
4 3 (0.74%) ARM Templates
4 3 (0.74%) REST
5 2 (0.49%) Middleware
5 2 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.25%) CSS
6 1 (0.25%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.25%) Flash
6 1 (0.25%) JSON
6 1 (0.25%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 65 (15.93%) Public Cloud
2 41 (10.05%) Self-Motivation
3 24 (5.88%) Private Cloud
4 23 (5.64%) Replication
5 16 (3.92%) Hybrid Cloud
6 11 (2.70%) CMDB
7 10 (2.45%) User Experience
8 9 (2.21%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (1.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 8 (1.96%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.72%) Driving Licence
11 6 (1.47%) Clustering
11 6 (1.47%) Cyberthreat
12 4 (0.98%) PKI
12 4 (0.98%) Video\Live Streaming
13 3 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
13 3 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
14 2 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.49%) Mainframe
14 2 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 170 (41.67%) Windows
2 116 (28.43%) Windows Server
3 89 (21.81%) Linux
4 37 (9.07%) Windows 10
5 27 (6.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (3.19%) Windows Server 2016
8 12 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (2.45%) Android
10 8 (1.96%) Windows Server 2019
11 6 (1.47%) Unix
11 6 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (1.23%) Mac OS X
12 5 (1.23%) VMS
13 4 (0.98%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.98%) Solaris
14 3 (0.74%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.49%) CentOS
15 2 (0.49%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (23.28%) ITIL
2 67 (16.42%) Presales
3 61 (14.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 59 (14.46%) Project Management
5 57 (13.97%) Cybersecurity
6 41 (10.05%) Mentoring
6 41 (10.05%) Requirements Gathering
7 39 (9.56%) Agile Software Development
7 39 (9.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 39 (9.56%) Problem-Solving
8 37 (9.07%) Stakeholder Management
9 32 (7.84%) Migration
9 32 (7.84%) Service Management
10 29 (7.11%) DevOps
10 29 (7.11%) PRINCE2
11 27 (6.62%) Business Continuity
11 27 (6.62%) Software Licensing
12 25 (6.13%) Project Delivery
13 23 (5.64%) Programme Management
14 22 (5.39%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 43 (10.54%) PowerShell
1 43 (10.54%) SQL
2 18 (4.41%) Python
3 15 (3.68%) Bash Shell
4 10 (2.45%) PHP
5 7 (1.72%) Perl
6 5 (1.23%) C#
6 5 (1.23%) Java
6 5 (1.23%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.74%) C
7 3 (0.74%) C++
7 3 (0.74%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.74%) TypeScript
8 2 (0.49%) Ruby
9 1 (0.25%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 64 (15.69%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (12.99%) Degree
3 45 (11.03%) CCNA
4 43 (10.54%) Security Cleared
5 37 (9.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 34 (8.33%) SC Cleared
7 31 (7.60%) CCNP
8 27 (6.62%) MCSE
9 14 (3.43%) CCIE
9 14 (3.43%) MCP
10 12 (2.94%) DBS Check
11 9 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (1.96%) HND
13 7 (1.72%) CISSP
13 7 (1.72%) JNCIP
13 7 (1.72%) MCSA
14 6 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (1.47%) JNCIE
15 5 (1.23%) DV Cleared
15 5 (1.23%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (8.58%) SLA
2 15 (3.68%) Cyber Essentials
3 10 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (2.21%) GDPR
4 9 (2.21%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.72%) NIST
5 7 (1.72%) QA
5 7 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (1.23%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.49%) SOC 2
8 1 (0.25%) COBIT
8 1 (0.25%) NCSC
System Software
1 154 (37.75%) Active Directory
2 127 (31.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (8.09%) Hyper-V
4 21 (5.15%) Virtual Servers
5 17 (4.17%) vSphere
6 14 (3.43%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (2.45%) Virtual Desktop
7 10 (2.45%) VMware NSX
8 5 (1.23%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.98%) BitLocker
9 4 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.98%) OpenSSH
10 3 (0.74%) Firmware
10 3 (0.74%) KVM
11 2 (0.49%) Docker
11 2 (0.49%) NFS
12 1 (0.25%) pfSense
12 1 (0.25%) Samba
12 1 (0.25%) Snort
12 1 (0.25%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 59 (14.46%) Microsoft Intune
1 59 (14.46%) SCCM
2 25 (6.13%) Single Sign-On
3 20 (4.90%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 8 (1.96%) Ansible
5 7 (1.72%) NetBackup
6 6 (1.47%) CSIRT
6 6 (1.47%) PowerCLI
7 5 (1.23%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (1.23%) FortiGate
7 5 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (1.23%) vCenter Server
8 4 (0.98%) IBM BigFix
8 4 (0.98%) Jamf Pro
8 4 (0.98%) QRadar
8 4 (0.98%) Terraform
8 4 (0.98%) vRealize
9 3 (0.74%) SCOM
10 2 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.49%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 188 (46.08%) Microsoft
2 156 (38.24%) VMware
3 111 (27.21%) Cisco
4 33 (8.09%) Apple
5 32 (7.84%) Adobe
6 31 (7.60%) Citrix
6 31 (7.60%) Dell
7 30 (7.35%) Juniper
8 23 (5.64%) CheckPoint
8 23 (5.64%) Palo Alto
9 21 (5.15%) HP
10 18 (4.41%) F5
10 18 (4.41%) Veeam
11 17 (4.17%) IBM
11 17 (4.17%) Meraki
11 17 (4.17%) Oracle
12 15 (3.68%) Hitachi
13 13 (3.19%) Red Hat
14 12 (2.94%) Zscaler
15 11 (2.70%) Dell Compellent