Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 113 101 121
Rank change year-on-year -12 +20 -44
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 1,866 2,654 2,814
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.74% 3.15% 2.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.46% 8.29% 7.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,412 1,781 2,051
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% -3.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%

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 25,022 32,023 36,410
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 36.70% 37.99% 35.77%
Number of salaries quoted 19,163 23,816 28,407
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,500 £71,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +9 656 £57,000 +14.00% 137
Midlands -22 407 £50,000 -9.09% 60
North of England -39 360 £42,500 -5.56% 116
West Midlands -30 281 £52,500 -4.55% 39
North West +10 183 £42,500 -5.56% 59
South West +17 170 £50,000 - 35
East of England +3 164 £45,000 +5.88% 42
Yorkshire -39 158 £44,750 +5.29% 43
East Midlands +26 126 £45,000 -18.18% 20
Scotland -4 76 £43,750 -19.61% 15
Wales -14 33 £47,750 +19.38% 17
North East -30 19 £35,000 -26.32% 14
Northern Ireland +16 9 £50,000 +117.39%
Channel Islands +3 6 £25,000 -40.48% 1
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 754 (40.41%) Microsoft
2 715 (38.32%) Windows
3 643 (34.46%) VMware
4 625 (33.49%) Cisco
5 585 (31.35%) Azure
6 534 (28.62%) Active Directory
7 516 (27.65%) Firewall
8 483 (25.88%) VMware Infrastructure
9 402 (21.54%) Linux
10 390 (20.90%) Cisco Certification
11 361 (19.35%) WAN
12 355 (19.02%) LAN
13 354 (18.97%) Windows Server
14 346 (18.54%) ITIL
15 345 (18.49%) AWS
16 336 (18.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 294 (15.76%) Finance
18 273 (14.63%) Citrix
19 272 (14.58%) DNS
20 271 (14.52%) Office 365
21 262 (14.04%) Migration
22 261 (13.99%) CCNP
22 261 (13.99%) Hyper-V
23 253 (13.56%) SCCM
24 245 (13.13%) SAN
25 223 (11.95%) Wireless
26 215 (11.52%) TCP/IP
27 213 (11.41%) SQL
28 203 (10.88%) CCNA
29 199 (10.66%) VPN

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
1 143 (7.66%) SharePoint
2 136 (7.29%) MS Exchange
3 87 (4.66%) Skype for Business
4 48 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 43 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 35 (1.88%) IIS
7 19 (1.02%) Confluence
8 16 (0.86%) Apache
9 8 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (0.43%) OpenStack
10 7 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (0.32%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.21%) nginx
12 4 (0.21%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.21%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.11%) Apache Spark
14 2 (0.11%) JBoss
14 2 (0.11%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 79 (4.23%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (1.61%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.054%) Abaqus
7 1 (0.054%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.054%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 9 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.38%) Elite 3E
3 4 (0.21%) assyst
3 4 (0.21%) Workfront
4 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.054%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.054%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.054%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 585 (31.35%) Azure
2 345 (18.49%) AWS
3 271 (14.52%) Office 365
4 116 (6.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 101 (5.41%) IaaS
6 97 (5.20%) PaaS
7 88 (4.72%) SaaS
8 65 (3.48%) Cloud Computing
9 33 (1.77%) GCP
10 31 (1.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 28 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
12 24 (1.29%) OneDrive
13 21 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
14 20 (1.07%) Serverless
15 19 (1.02%) Amazon S3
16 18 (0.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 15 (0.80%) Amazon ECS
18 12 (0.64%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 12 (0.64%) Power Platform
19 7 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 516 (27.65%) Firewall
2 361 (19.35%) WAN
3 355 (19.02%) LAN
4 272 (14.58%) DNS
5 245 (13.13%) SAN
6 223 (11.95%) Wireless
7 215 (11.52%) TCP/IP
8 199 (10.66%) VPN
9 193 (10.34%) OSPF
10 191 (10.24%) BGP
11 179 (9.59%) DHCP
12 133 (7.13%) Network Security
13 125 (6.70%) Internet
14 120 (6.43%) MPLS
15 118 (6.32%) Cisco Nexus
16 101 (5.41%) Cisco ASA
17 91 (4.88%) VoIP
18 85 (4.56%) IPsec
19 83 (4.45%) VLAN
20 81 (4.34%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (9.49%) SQL Server
2 37 (1.98%) MySQL
3 27 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
4 21 (1.13%) SQL Server 2016
5 20 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
6 19 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 18 (0.96%) Big Data
7 18 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 17 (0.91%) SQL Server 2014
9 15 (0.80%) Relational Database
10 14 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 14 (0.75%) MariaDB
11 12 (0.64%) Power BI
12 11 (0.59%) RDBMS
12 11 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.38%) DTS
14 7 (0.38%) Snowflake Schema
14 7 (0.38%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 34 (1.82%) Git (software)
2 33 (1.77%) Jenkins
3 26 (1.39%) JIRA
4 11 (0.59%) Bitbucket
5 10 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.21%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.21%) WinDbg
8 3 (0.16%) Artifactory
8 3 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.16%) Chocolatey
8 3 (0.16%) GitLab
8 3 (0.16%) Gradle
8 3 (0.16%) Maven
8 3 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.16%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.11%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.11%) ClearQuest
General
1 294 (15.76%) Finance
2 174 (9.32%) Telecoms
3 156 (8.36%) Public Sector
4 115 (6.16%) Retail
5 64 (3.43%) Banking
6 36 (1.93%) Law
7 26 (1.39%) Legal
8 24 (1.29%) Manufacturing
9 22 (1.18%) Marketing
10 18 (0.96%) French Language
10 18 (0.96%) Games
10 18 (0.96%) Police
11 15 (0.80%) German Language
11 15 (0.80%) Spanish Language
12 14 (0.75%) Advertising
13 13 (0.70%) Aerospace
13 13 (0.70%) Fire and Rescue
14 12 (0.64%) Back Office
14 12 (0.64%) Electronics
15 10 (0.54%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 295 (15.81%) Network Engineer
2 278 (14.90%) Architect
3 271 (14.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 154 (8.25%) Analyst
5 124 (6.65%) Consultant
6 100 (5.36%) Support Engineer
7 99 (5.31%) Senior Network Engineer
8 88 (4.72%) Solutions Architect
9 76 (4.07%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 75 (4.02%) Technical Architect
11 69 (3.70%) IT Engineer
12 65 (3.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 64 (3.43%) Cloud Engineer
14 58 (3.11%) Data Centre Engineer
15 56 (3.00%) Cisco Engineer
15 56 (3.00%) Project Manager
16 52 (2.79%) Cloud Architect
17 51 (2.73%) Systems Engineer
18 47 (2.52%) Administrator
19 46 (2.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (2.36%) Web Services
2 33 (1.77%) Middleware
3 25 (1.34%) .NET
4 24 (1.29%) JSON
5 21 (1.13%) REST
6 19 (1.02%) ASP.NET
7 15 (0.80%) YAML
8 14 (0.75%) 802.1X
8 14 (0.75%) LAMP
8 14 (0.75%) LDAP
9 13 (0.70%) Node.js
9 13 (0.70%) XML
9 13 (0.70%) XSLT
10 9 (0.48%) RESTful
11 8 (0.43%) .NET Framework
11 8 (0.43%) AngularJS
11 8 (0.43%) MDX
11 8 (0.43%) SOAP
12 6 (0.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 6 (0.32%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 146 (7.82%) Public Cloud
2 116 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
3 108 (5.79%) Private Cloud
4 100 (5.36%) Management Information System
5 98 (5.25%) Hybrid Cloud
6 79 (4.23%) Self-Motivation
7 66 (3.54%) Driving Licence
8 44 (2.36%) Clustering
9 42 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
10 39 (2.09%) Replication
11 34 (1.82%) User Experience
12 31 (1.66%) CCTV
12 31 (1.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 25 (1.34%) PKI
14 23 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
15 21 (1.13%) e-Learning
15 21 (1.13%) Mainframe
15 21 (1.13%) NHS
16 20 (1.07%) Cloud Native
17 18 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 715 (38.32%) Windows
2 402 (21.54%) Linux
3 354 (18.97%) Windows Server
4 108 (5.79%) Unix
5 105 (5.63%) Windows 10
6 85 (4.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 74 (3.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 58 (3.11%) Windows 7
9 41 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 33 (1.77%) CentOS
11 32 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 28 (1.50%) Ubuntu
13 15 (0.80%) Windows 8
14 14 (0.75%) Solaris
15 10 (0.54%) AIX
15 10 (0.54%) Debian
15 10 (0.54%) Mac OS
16 9 (0.48%) HPUX
17 6 (0.32%) Apple iOS
17 6 (0.32%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 346 (18.54%) ITIL
2 336 (18.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 262 (14.04%) Migration
4 183 (9.81%) Problem-Solving
5 175 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
6 173 (9.27%) Service Delivery
7 166 (8.90%) Mentoring
8 158 (8.47%) Presales
9 157 (8.41%) Load Balancing
10 155 (8.31%) DevOps
11 140 (7.50%) Configuration Management
12 134 (7.18%) Disaster Recovery
13 125 (6.70%) Project Management
14 121 (6.48%) Service Management
15 116 (6.22%) Incident Management
16 110 (5.89%) Project Delivery
17 108 (5.79%) Change Management
18 103 (5.52%) PRINCE2
19 102 (5.47%) Continuous Improvement
20 82 (4.39%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 213 (11.41%) SQL
2 178 (9.54%) PowerShell
3 89 (4.77%) Python
4 57 (3.05%) Bash Shell
5 41 (2.20%) JavaScript
6 34 (1.82%) PHP
7 26 (1.39%) C#
8 22 (1.18%) Perl
9 20 (1.07%) C
10 16 (0.86%) Java
10 16 (0.86%) T-SQL
11 13 (0.70%) C++
11 13 (0.70%) XPath
12 11 (0.59%) Ruby
13 9 (0.48%) VBScript
14 8 (0.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 8 (0.43%) Fortran
14 8 (0.43%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.27%) JCL
16 1 (0.054%) Jython
Qualifications
1 390 (20.90%) Cisco Certification
2 261 (13.99%) CCNP
3 203 (10.88%) CCNA
4 167 (8.95%) Degree
5 155 (8.31%) Security Cleared
6 145 (7.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 97 (5.20%) MCSE
8 90 (4.82%) SC Cleared
9 86 (4.61%) CCIE
10 57 (3.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 54 (2.89%) JNCIS
12 51 (2.73%) MCSA
13 43 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
14 41 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
15 39 (2.09%) CCDP
15 39 (2.09%) JNCIA
16 38 (2.04%) DV Cleared
17 32 (1.71%) AWS Certification
18 27 (1.45%) JNCIP
19 22 (1.18%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (8.57%) SLA
2 50 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (1.07%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.86%) GDPR
5 10 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.54%) PMO
6 9 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 7 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (0.38%) QA
8 6 (0.32%) ISO 14001
9 4 (0.21%) COBIT
10 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.11%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.11%) NIST
12 1 (0.054%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.054%) PA-DSS
12 1 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 534 (28.62%) Active Directory
2 483 (25.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 261 (13.99%) Hyper-V
4 114 (6.11%) Virtual Machines
5 109 (5.84%) XenApp
6 78 (4.18%) VMware ESXi
7 57 (3.05%) Docker
7 57 (3.05%) vSphere
8 38 (2.04%) Firmware
8 38 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
9 33 (1.77%) XenDesktop
10 21 (1.13%) VMware NSX
11 19 (1.02%) KVM
12 18 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
13 14 (0.75%) NFS
14 10 (0.54%) Samba
14 10 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
15 9 (0.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 9 (0.48%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 7 (0.38%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 253 (13.56%) SCCM
2 118 (6.32%) SCOM
3 106 (5.68%) WSUS
4 78 (4.18%) Ansible
5 58 (3.11%) Cisco Prime
6 54 (2.89%) Puppet
7 46 (2.47%) Kubernetes
8 45 (2.41%) SCVMM
9 44 (2.36%) NetBackup
10 38 (2.04%) Nagios
11 36 (1.93%) Cisco CUCM
12 29 (1.55%) EMC NetWorker
13 28 (1.50%) Terraform
14 27 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
15 25 (1.34%) FortiGate
15 25 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
16 24 (1.29%) Microsoft Clustering
17 23 (1.23%) vRealize
18 20 (1.07%) SolarWinds Orion
18 20 (1.07%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 754 (40.41%) Microsoft
2 643 (34.46%) VMware
3 625 (33.49%) Cisco
4 273 (14.63%) Citrix
5 197 (10.56%) Juniper
6 154 (8.25%) NetApp
7 140 (7.50%) HP
8 135 (7.23%) SolarWinds
9 126 (6.75%) CheckPoint
10 96 (5.14%) Palo Alto
11 95 (5.09%) F5
12 85 (4.56%) Dell
13 75 (4.02%) EMC
14 74 (3.97%) McAfee
15 62 (3.32%) Red Hat
16 60 (3.22%) Google
17 59 (3.16%) Veeam
18 57 (3.05%) Brocade
19 52 (2.79%) Meraki
20 51 (2.73%) Oracle