Period
to 22 July 2019

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 22 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 104 101 128
Rank change year-on-year -3 +27 -55
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 2,543 2,999 2,651
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.06% 3.05% 2.62%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.04% 8.34% 7.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1,950 1,946 1,949
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,700
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.94% -4.79%
10th Percentile £23,250 £26,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,375 £71,250
UK median annual salary £54,500 £54,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year - +5.83% +3.00%

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 31,623 35,972 37,226
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 38.06% 36.54% 36.80%
Number of salaries quoted 23,033 27,689 29,582
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £25,250
90th Percentile £72,312 £68,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Data Centre as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 22 July 2019.

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 22 July 2019. 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 +7 810 £55,000 +15.79% 148
North of England +69 629 £40,000 -9.09% 72
Midlands -19 549 £52,500 - 85
West Midlands -20 425 £52,500 -8.70% 53
Yorkshire +59 342 £35,000 -17.65% 32
North West +29 218 £40,000 -8.05% 38
East of England -24 216 £47,500 -5.00% 41
South West -42 186 £45,000 -9.77% 52
East Midlands +19 124 £50,000 +19.05% 32
Scotland -37 82 £66,750 +36.22% 13
North East +45 69 £43,458 -13.09% 2
Northern Ireland -6 34 £23,000 -12.38% 1
Wales +18 27 £37,500 -33.31% 10
Channel Islands +12 10 £30,000 +1.69%
Isle of Man - 5 £60,000 -
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 2019, 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 1,022 (40.19%) Cisco
2 922 (36.26%) Microsoft
3 911 (35.82%) VMware
4 783 (30.79%) Windows
5 764 (30.04%) Firewall
6 719 (28.27%) Cisco Certification
7 703 (27.64%) VMware Infrastructure
8 671 (26.39%) Active Directory
9 636 (25.01%) Microsoft Azure
10 613 (24.11%) ITIL
11 559 (21.98%) WAN
12 502 (19.74%) LAN
13 458 (18.01%) Linux
14 442 (17.38%) Amazon AWS
15 431 (16.95%) Citrix
16 419 (16.48%) CCNA
17 411 (16.16%) CCNP
18 410 (16.12%) Windows Server
19 399 (15.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 399 (15.69%) Finance
20 396 (15.57%) Wireless
21 374 (14.71%) Presales
22 362 (14.24%) Hyper-V
23 328 (12.90%) Office 365
24 314 (12.35%) Agile Software Development
25 313 (12.31%) Microsoft Certification
25 313 (12.31%) DNS
26 308 (12.11%) Problem-Solving
27 297 (11.68%) Project Management
28 291 (11.44%) VoIP

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
1 170 (6.69%) MS Exchange
2 114 (4.48%) SharePoint
3 85 (3.34%) Skype for Business
4 83 (3.26%) IIS
5 65 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 65 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 40 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
7 32 (1.26%) Apache
8 27 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 27 (1.06%) Tomcat
9 26 (1.02%) OpenStack
10 18 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
11 15 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
12 14 (0.55%) nginx
13 9 (0.35%) JBoss
13 9 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.31%) Confluence
15 7 (0.28%) MS Project Server
16 5 (0.20%) IBM Notes
16 5 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 108 (4.25%) Microsoft Office
2 58 (2.28%) MS Visio
3 54 (2.12%) Microsoft Excel
4 45 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 26 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.16%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.079%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.039%) Abaqus
Business Applications
1 7 (0.28%) Workfront
2 5 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.16%) Cisco SocialMiner
4 3 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.079%) assyst
5 2 (0.079%) Magento
5 2 (0.079%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.079%) SAP GRC
5 2 (0.079%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.039%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 636 (25.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 442 (17.38%) Amazon AWS
3 328 (12.90%) Office 365
4 156 (6.13%) IaaS
5 121 (4.76%) PaaS
6 117 (4.60%) SaaS
7 71 (2.79%) Azure Active Directory
8 62 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
9 34 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
10 28 (1.10%) Amazon S3
11 24 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
12 21 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
12 21 (0.83%) BPaaS
12 21 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 17 (0.67%) Amazon ECS
14 14 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 11 (0.43%) Power Platform
16 10 (0.39%) GitHub
17 8 (0.31%) Serverless
18 7 (0.28%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 764 (30.04%) Firewall
2 559 (21.98%) WAN
3 502 (19.74%) LAN
4 396 (15.57%) Wireless
5 313 (12.31%) DNS
6 291 (11.44%) VoIP
7 272 (10.70%) VPN
8 250 (9.83%) TCP/IP
9 236 (9.28%) BGP
10 227 (8.93%) SAN
11 223 (8.77%) OSPF
12 220 (8.65%) Network Security
13 214 (8.42%) Cisco ASA
14 186 (7.31%) Cisco Nexus
15 180 (7.08%) MPLS
16 170 (6.69%) DHCP
17 123 (4.84%) Broadband
18 110 (4.33%) 3G
18 110 (4.33%) ADSL
19 106 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (7.51%) SQL Server
2 43 (1.69%) MySQL
3 32 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
4 31 (1.22%) DB2
5 30 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
5 30 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 29 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
6 29 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 26 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 24 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
9 21 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 20 (0.79%) Relational Database
11 17 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
12 16 (0.63%) NoSQL
13 15 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
14 14 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 13 (0.51%) GIS
16 12 (0.47%) DTS
17 11 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
17 11 (0.43%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 42 (1.65%) Git (software)
2 34 (1.34%) Jenkins
2 34 (1.34%) Visual Studio Team System
3 29 (1.14%) JIRA
3 29 (1.14%) MSI
4 17 (0.67%) Visual Studio
5 14 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 12 (0.47%) SonarQube
6 12 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (0.31%) Subversion
9 6 (0.24%) Ant
9 6 (0.24%) Chocolatey
10 5 (0.20%) GitLab
10 5 (0.20%) Xcode
11 4 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.12%) Selenium
13 2 (0.079%) TeamCity
General
1 399 (15.69%) Finance
2 140 (5.51%) Telecoms
3 106 (4.17%) Retail
4 71 (2.79%) Banking
5 59 (2.32%) Manufacturing
6 58 (2.28%) Electronics
7 39 (1.53%) Back Office
7 39 (1.53%) Marketing
8 27 (1.06%) German Language
9 23 (0.90%) Games
9 23 (0.90%) Italian Language
10 19 (0.75%) Advertising
11 15 (0.59%) Billing
12 13 (0.51%) Law
13 12 (0.47%) Aerospace
13 12 (0.47%) Legal
14 9 (0.35%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.35%) Military
14 9 (0.35%) Publishing
15 8 (0.31%) French Language
Job Titles
1 387 (15.22%) Architect
2 378 (14.86%) Network Engineer
3 318 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 245 (9.63%) Analyst
5 182 (7.16%) Consultant
6 148 (5.82%) Technical Support
7 128 (5.03%) Support Analyst
8 116 (4.56%) Solutions Architect
9 106 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
10 102 (4.01%) Project Manager
10 102 (4.01%) Senior Network Engineer
11 100 (3.93%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 100 (3.93%) Systems Engineer
12 98 (3.85%) Support Engineer
13 96 (3.78%) Technical Support Analyst
14 91 (3.58%) Technical Architect
15 85 (3.34%) Infrastructure Manager
16 84 (3.30%) Cloud Engineer
17 73 (2.87%) Cloud Architect
18 72 (2.83%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (4.01%) Web Services
2 61 (2.40%) .NET
3 51 (2.01%) JSON
4 33 (1.30%) HTML
5 29 (1.14%) LDAP
6 28 (1.10%) HTML5
6 28 (1.10%) J2EE
7 27 (1.06%) Middleware
8 25 (0.98%) Node.js
9 23 (0.90%) SAML
10 21 (0.83%) OAuth
11 20 (0.79%) YAML
12 19 (0.75%) ASP.NET
13 18 (0.71%) Elastic Stack
14 16 (0.63%) 802.1X
15 14 (0.55%) Flash
16 12 (0.47%) LAMP
17 11 (0.43%) RabbitMQ
18 10 (0.39%) CSS
19 9 (0.35%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 268 (10.54%) Public Cloud
2 218 (8.57%) Self-Motivation
3 173 (6.80%) Management Information System
4 143 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
5 116 (4.56%) Hybrid Cloud
6 75 (2.95%) Virtual Team
7 66 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
8 58 (2.28%) Private Cloud
9 41 (1.61%) Clustering
10 38 (1.49%) Replication
11 32 (1.26%) Blackberry
11 32 (1.26%) PKI
12 30 (1.18%) Driving Licence
13 24 (0.94%) CMDB
13 24 (0.94%) Data Protection Act
14 21 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
15 19 (0.75%) FlexPod
15 19 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
15 19 (0.75%) Smartphone
16 15 (0.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 783 (30.79%) Windows
2 458 (18.01%) Linux
3 410 (16.12%) Windows Server
4 170 (6.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 131 (5.15%) Unix
6 110 (4.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 101 (3.97%) Windows 7
8 100 (3.93%) Windows 10
9 47 (1.85%) CentOS
10 45 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 43 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
12 28 (1.10%) AIX
13 25 (0.98%) Solaris
13 25 (0.98%) Windows 8
14 17 (0.67%) Data ONTAP
15 13 (0.51%) Ubuntu
16 11 (0.43%) Debian
17 10 (0.39%) SUSE
18 7 (0.28%) Apple iOS
19 5 (0.20%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 613 (24.11%) ITIL
2 399 (15.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 374 (14.71%) Presales
4 314 (12.35%) Agile Software Development
5 308 (12.11%) Problem-Solving
6 297 (11.68%) Project Management
7 288 (11.33%) Service Delivery
8 261 (10.26%) Migration
9 250 (9.83%) Load Balancing
10 225 (8.85%) DevOps
11 196 (7.71%) Disaster Recovery
12 184 (7.24%) Mentoring
13 149 (5.86%) High Availability
14 145 (5.70%) PRINCE2
15 131 (5.15%) IT Strategy
16 130 (5.11%) Service Management
16 130 (5.11%) Supplier Management
17 129 (5.07%) Business Continuity
18 125 (4.92%) Cybersecurity
19 120 (4.72%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 242 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 211 (8.30%) SQL
3 115 (4.52%) Python
4 74 (2.91%) Java
5 62 (2.44%) C#
6 60 (2.36%) C
7 49 (1.93%) Bash Shell
8 47 (1.85%) Ruby
9 37 (1.45%) Perl
10 36 (1.42%) JavaScript
11 29 (1.14%) Shell Script
12 22 (0.87%) T-SQL
13 15 (0.59%) Korn
14 12 (0.47%) PHP
15 7 (0.28%) C++
15 7 (0.28%) Go
16 6 (0.24%) VBScript
17 5 (0.20%) Apple Swift
18 3 (0.12%) Embedded C
18 3 (0.12%) Scala
Qualifications
1 719 (28.27%) Cisco Certification
2 419 (16.48%) CCNA
3 411 (16.16%) CCNP
4 313 (12.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 252 (9.91%) MCSE
6 245 (9.63%) Degree
7 181 (7.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 172 (6.76%) Security Cleared
9 150 (5.90%) MCITP
10 149 (5.86%) CCIE
11 130 (5.11%) SC Cleared
12 124 (4.88%) MCSA
13 80 (3.15%) ITIL Certification
14 76 (2.99%) CCDP
15 48 (1.89%) CISSP
16 45 (1.77%) MCP
17 41 (1.61%) TOGAF Certification
18 36 (1.42%) AWS Certification
19 28 (1.10%) CISM
19 28 (1.10%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (7.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 147 (5.78%) SLA
3 131 (5.15%) ISO 9001
4 74 (2.91%) PMO
5 65 (2.56%) GDPR
6 48 (1.89%) ISO 22301
7 47 (1.85%) PCI DSS
8 38 (1.49%) Cyber Essentials
9 34 (1.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 15 (0.59%) NIST
11 14 (0.55%) QA
12 9 (0.35%) COBIT
12 9 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 7 (0.28%) ISAE 3402
13 7 (0.28%) ISO 31000
13 7 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 5 (0.20%) GPG13
15 3 (0.12%) Data Quality
15 3 (0.12%) RMADS
16 2 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 703 (27.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 671 (26.39%) Active Directory
3 362 (14.24%) Hyper-V
4 90 (3.54%) XenApp
5 77 (3.03%) Docker
5 77 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
6 60 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
7 55 (2.16%) vSphere
8 50 (1.97%) Virtual Servers
9 45 (1.77%) XenDesktop
10 42 (1.65%) VMware NSX
11 39 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
12 22 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 16 (0.63%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 16 (0.63%) Firmware
14 14 (0.55%) NFS
15 12 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
16 11 (0.43%) Xen
17 9 (0.35%) LXC
17 9 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 232 (9.12%) SCCM
2 94 (3.70%) Puppet
3 83 (3.26%) Ansible
4 82 (3.22%) SCOM
5 81 (3.19%) Cisco CUCM
6 74 (2.91%) SCVMM
7 66 (2.60%) WSUS
8 54 (2.12%) Kubernetes
8 54 (2.12%) vCenter Server
9 37 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
10 35 (1.38%) Terraform
11 32 (1.26%) Nagios
11 32 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
12 29 (1.14%) IBM BigFix
13 27 (1.06%) ServiceCenter
14 26 (1.02%) NetBackup
15 23 (0.90%) Backup Exec
16 20 (0.79%) Cisco Prime
17 17 (0.67%) Stealthwatch
18 15 (0.59%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 1,022 (40.19%) Cisco
2 922 (36.26%) Microsoft
3 911 (35.82%) VMware
4 431 (16.95%) Citrix
5 251 (9.87%) HP
6 234 (9.20%) Juniper
7 210 (8.26%) Meraki
8 202 (7.94%) F5
9 187 (7.35%) Aruba
10 174 (6.84%) NetApp
11 167 (6.57%) CheckPoint
12 162 (6.37%) Dell
13 124 (4.88%) Palo Alto
14 116 (4.56%) IBM
15 107 (4.21%) Polycom
16 103 (4.05%) SolarWinds
17 98 (3.85%) Fortinet
18 94 (3.70%) Brocade
19 87 (3.42%) Veeam
20 82 (3.22%) EMC