Period
to 30 May 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Centre in permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Centre over the 6 months to 30 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 118 105 108
Rank change year-on-year -13 +3 +13
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 1,267 2,491 2,973
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.55% 3.04% 3.01%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.92% 8.04% 8.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,028 2,036 2,131
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £30,500 £23,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 18,304 30,993 35,661
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 36.87% 37.86% 36.05%
Number of salaries quoted 14,029 22,445 27,531
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,560 £67,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Data Centre as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in the UK excluding London

Data Centre
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Data Centre in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Data Centre in the UK excluding London

Data Centre
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Centre in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Data Centre in the UK excluding London

Data Centre
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Centre within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 30 May 2020. 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
South East +5 456 £55,000 - 45
North of England -21 288 £45,000 +12.50% 22
Midlands -22 245 £47,000 -10.48% 16
West Midlands -28 159 £47,500 -9.52% 16
Yorkshire -9 136 £45,000 +28.57% 4
South West +46 134 £53,000 +9.28% 7
North West -2 127 £50,000 +5.26% 15
East Midlands +34 86 £45,000 -10.00%
East of England -16 78 £50,000 +11.11% 18
Scotland +32 52 £38,500 -45.00% 3
North East -24 25 £38,750 -13.89% 3
Wales -16 20 £46,000 +16.46% 1
Northern Ireland -12 3 £70,000 +204.35%
Channel Islands -10 2 £29,500 -1.67%
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 30 May 2020, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 480 (37.88%) Microsoft
2 436 (34.41%) Cisco
3 417 (32.91%) VMware
4 387 (30.54%) Windows
5 354 (27.94%) Firewall
6 319 (25.18%) Active Directory
7 317 (25.02%) Azure
8 313 (24.70%) VMware Infrastructure
9 289 (22.81%) Linux
10 270 (21.31%) WAN
11 266 (20.99%) Cisco Certification
12 241 (19.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 238 (18.78%) LAN
14 215 (16.97%) Windows Server
15 209 (16.50%) SAN
16 196 (15.47%) AWS
17 195 (15.39%) Hyper-V
18 185 (14.60%) ITIL
19 178 (14.05%) CCNP
20 174 (13.73%) Finance
21 168 (13.26%) DNS
22 159 (12.55%) SQL
23 155 (12.23%) Office 365
24 153 (12.08%) SCCM
25 151 (11.92%) Wireless
26 145 (11.44%) Citrix
27 144 (11.37%) Juniper
28 138 (10.89%) Migration
29 136 (10.73%) Security Cleared
30 134 (10.58%) CCNA

Data Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 64 (5.05%) MS Exchange
2 62 (4.89%) SharePoint
3 41 (3.24%) Skype for Business
4 25 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
5 19 (1.50%) Confluence
6 18 (1.42%) IIS
7 17 (1.34%) OpenStack
8 12 (0.95%) Apache
9 7 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.47%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.39%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.32%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.16%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.16%) WebSphere Process Server
14 1 (0.079%) Apache Spark
14 1 (0.079%) Cloud Foundry
14 1 (0.079%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 48 (3.79%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (1.97%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.079%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.079%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 6 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.32%) assyst
2 4 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.079%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.079%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.079%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 317 (25.02%) Azure
2 196 (15.47%) AWS
3 155 (12.23%) Office 365
4 78 (6.16%) IaaS
5 70 (5.52%) SaaS
6 66 (5.21%) PaaS
7 51 (4.03%) Azure Active Directory
8 31 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (1.58%) GCP
10 18 (1.42%) Power Platform
11 17 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
12 16 (1.26%) Azure Data Factory
13 13 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 11 (0.87%) Azure Stack
15 9 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 9 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
16 8 (0.63%) Amazon ECS
16 8 (0.63%) OneDrive
17 6 (0.47%) OpenShift
17 6 (0.47%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 354 (27.94%) Firewall
2 270 (21.31%) WAN
3 238 (18.78%) LAN
4 209 (16.50%) SAN
5 168 (13.26%) DNS
6 151 (11.92%) Wireless
7 129 (10.18%) TCP/IP
8 128 (10.10%) VPN
9 126 (9.94%) BGP
9 126 (9.94%) DHCP
10 121 (9.55%) OSPF
11 104 (8.21%) MPLS
12 90 (7.10%) Cisco ASA
12 90 (7.10%) Cisco Nexus
13 79 (6.24%) Internet
14 71 (5.60%) VoIP
15 69 (5.45%) VLAN
16 66 (5.21%) Network Security
17 65 (5.13%) NAS
18 52 (4.10%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (9.08%) SQL Server
2 39 (3.08%) MySQL
3 29 (2.29%) Azure SQL Database
4 19 (1.50%) MariaDB
5 15 (1.18%) Power BI
6 13 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (0.87%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 11 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (0.79%) MongoDB
8 10 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
9 9 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
9 9 (0.71%) Data Lake
9 9 (0.71%) NoSQL
9 9 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
10 8 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (0.55%) Data Mining
12 6 (0.47%) DTS
Development Applications
1 32 (2.53%) Git (software)
2 28 (2.21%) JIRA
3 15 (1.18%) Bitbucket
4 11 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 11 (0.87%) Jenkins
5 10 (0.79%) GitLab
6 7 (0.55%) Vagrant
7 5 (0.39%) WinDbg
8 3 (0.24%) Selenium
9 2 (0.16%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.16%) ClearQuest
9 2 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.079%) Chocolatey
10 1 (0.079%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.079%) JMeter
10 1 (0.079%) MagicDraw
10 1 (0.079%) MSI
10 1 (0.079%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.079%) Subversion
10 1 (0.079%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 174 (13.73%) Finance
2 92 (7.26%) Telecoms
3 54 (4.26%) Retail
4 49 (3.87%) Public Sector
5 30 (2.37%) Banking
6 26 (2.05%) Law
7 14 (1.10%) Aerospace
8 13 (1.03%) Legal
9 12 (0.95%) Advertising
9 12 (0.95%) Military
9 12 (0.95%) Spanish Language
10 11 (0.87%) Back Office
10 11 (0.87%) French Language
10 11 (0.87%) Games
11 10 (0.79%) German Language
11 10 (0.79%) Italian Language
12 9 (0.71%) Marketing
13 7 (0.55%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.32%) Korean Language
14 4 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 219 (17.28%) Network Engineer
2 177 (13.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 136 (10.73%) Architect
4 76 (6.00%) Analyst
5 74 (5.84%) Consultant
5 74 (5.84%) Support Engineer
6 72 (5.68%) Senior Network Engineer
7 56 (4.42%) IT Engineer
8 53 (4.18%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 49 (3.87%) Administrator
10 47 (3.71%) Systems Engineer
11 44 (3.47%) Solutions Architect
12 41 (3.24%) IT Manager
12 41 (3.24%) Technical Manager
13 39 (3.08%) Cloud Engineer
14 36 (2.84%) Data Centre Engineer
15 34 (2.68%) Cisco Engineer
15 34 (2.68%) Infrastructure Manager
15 34 (2.68%) Server Engineer
16 33 (2.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (1.82%) REST
2 19 (1.50%) Web Services
3 15 (1.18%) Middleware
4 14 (1.10%) LAMP
4 14 (1.10%) YAML
5 12 (0.95%) .NET
6 11 (0.87%) LDAP
7 10 (0.79%) CSS
7 10 (0.79%) Elastic Stack
8 9 (0.71%) Laravel
9 8 (0.63%) Node.js
9 8 (0.63%) SOAP
10 7 (0.55%) XML
11 6 (0.47%) AngularJS
11 6 (0.47%) ASP.NET
11 6 (0.47%) HTML
11 6 (0.47%) RESTful
12 5 (0.39%) JSON
12 5 (0.39%) React
13 4 (0.32%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 99 (7.81%) Public Cloud
2 75 (5.92%) Private Cloud
3 68 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (4.50%) Self-Motivation
5 49 (3.87%) Hybrid Cloud
6 40 (3.16%) Management Information System
7 38 (3.00%) Driving Licence
8 34 (2.68%) Clustering
9 27 (2.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 24 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
11 22 (1.74%) PKI
12 21 (1.66%) Replication
13 20 (1.58%) User Experience
14 17 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (1.34%) Fat Client
14 17 (1.34%) Thin Client
15 16 (1.26%) Fibre Optics
16 15 (1.18%) Cloud Native
17 14 (1.10%) CMDB
18 13 (1.03%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 387 (30.54%) Windows
2 289 (22.81%) Linux
3 215 (16.97%) Windows Server
4 76 (6.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 64 (5.05%) Unix
6 56 (4.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 49 (3.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 38 (3.00%) Windows 10
9 37 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 35 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
11 30 (2.37%) Ubuntu
12 26 (2.05%) CentOS
13 20 (1.58%) Windows Server 2019
14 16 (1.26%) Debian
14 16 (1.26%) Windows 7
15 12 (0.95%) AIX
15 12 (0.95%) FreeBSD
16 11 (0.87%) FreeNAS
16 11 (0.87%) Solaris
17 7 (0.55%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (19.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 185 (14.60%) ITIL
3 138 (10.89%) Migration
4 132 (10.42%) Disaster Recovery
4 132 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
5 114 (9.00%) DevOps
6 107 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
7 104 (8.21%) Presales
8 99 (7.81%) Mentoring
9 92 (7.26%) Service Delivery
10 81 (6.39%) Load Balancing
11 73 (5.76%) Continuous Improvement
11 73 (5.76%) Project Management
12 72 (5.68%) Project Delivery
13 70 (5.52%) Change Management
14 64 (5.05%) Configuration Management
15 58 (4.58%) Incident Management
15 58 (4.58%) Service Management
16 54 (4.26%) Network Design
17 52 (4.10%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 159 (12.55%) SQL
2 121 (9.55%) PowerShell
3 74 (5.84%) Python
4 52 (4.10%) Bash Shell
5 41 (3.24%) PHP
6 27 (2.13%) JavaScript
7 21 (1.66%) Java
8 10 (0.79%) C++
8 10 (0.79%) Perl
9 9 (0.71%) C
9 9 (0.71%) Ruby
10 7 (0.55%) C#
10 7 (0.55%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.39%) JCL
11 5 (0.39%) VBScript
12 4 (0.32%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.24%) ES6
14 2 (0.16%) Go
14 2 (0.16%) U-SQL
14 2 (0.16%) XPath
Qualifications
1 266 (20.99%) Cisco Certification
2 178 (14.05%) CCNP
3 136 (10.73%) Security Cleared
4 134 (10.58%) CCNA
5 128 (10.10%) Degree
6 75 (5.92%) SC Cleared
7 72 (5.68%) CCIE
8 71 (5.60%) Microsoft Certification
9 47 (3.71%) MCSE
10 44 (3.47%) DV Cleared
11 36 (2.84%) JNCIA
12 27 (2.13%) JNCIS
12 27 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 24 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
14 22 (1.74%) MCSA
15 20 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
16 19 (1.50%) CCDP
17 14 (1.10%) CCIE Routing and Switching
17 14 (1.10%) CISSP
18 12 (0.95%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (7.89%) SLA
2 55 (4.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (2.60%) PCI DSS
4 22 (1.74%) GDPR
5 6 (0.47%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.32%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.32%) ISO 14001
7 4 (0.32%) PMO
8 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.16%) NIST
9 2 (0.16%) PA-DSS
9 2 (0.16%) QA
9 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.079%) COBIT
10 1 (0.079%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.079%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.079%) NCSC
System Software
1 319 (25.18%) Active Directory
2 313 (24.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 195 (15.39%) Hyper-V
4 54 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
5 49 (3.87%) VMware ESXi
6 44 (3.47%) vSphere
7 43 (3.39%) Docker
8 29 (2.29%) KVM
8 29 (2.29%) XenApp
9 24 (1.89%) Firmware
9 24 (1.89%) VMware NSX
10 21 (1.66%) Virtual Servers
11 12 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
11 12 (0.95%) vCloud
12 9 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (0.71%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.47%) Ceph
13 6 (0.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (0.47%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 153 (12.08%) SCCM
2 92 (7.26%) SCOM
3 68 (5.37%) Ansible
4 61 (4.81%) WSUS
5 56 (4.42%) SCVMM
6 52 (4.10%) Cisco Prime
7 46 (3.63%) Kubernetes
8 40 (3.16%) NetBackup
9 39 (3.08%) Terraform
10 36 (2.84%) Puppet
11 30 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
12 23 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
13 22 (1.74%) FortiGate
14 21 (1.66%) EMC NetWorker
15 20 (1.58%) vCenter Server
16 17 (1.34%) Cisco CUCM
17 14 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
17 14 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
18 12 (0.95%) Nagios
19 11 (0.87%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 480 (37.88%) Microsoft
2 436 (34.41%) Cisco
3 417 (32.91%) VMware
4 145 (11.44%) Citrix
5 144 (11.37%) Juniper
6 115 (9.08%) HP
7 89 (7.02%) NetApp
8 88 (6.95%) CheckPoint
9 77 (6.08%) SolarWinds
10 65 (5.13%) F5
11 63 (4.97%) Dell
12 60 (4.74%) Palo Alto
13 59 (4.66%) Red Hat
14 46 (3.63%) EMC
15 45 (3.55%) Brocade
16 44 (3.47%) Meraki
17 43 (3.39%) McAfee
18 42 (3.31%) Fortinet
19 38 (3.00%) Veeam
20 33 (2.60%) 3PAR