Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 114 103 126
Rank change year-on-year -11 +23 -44
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 2,185 2,721 2,705
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.88% 3.06% 2.68%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.84% 8.07% 7.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,642 1,736 1,986
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,875 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.25% +5.00% +1.06%
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.82% +4.76% +5.00%

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 27,875 33,705 36,481
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 36.78% 37.88% 36.08%
Number of salaries quoted 21,001 25,421 28,685
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £27,200 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +18 757 £57,000 +14.00% 144
Midlands -23 502 £52,500 -4.55% 87
North of England -5 408 £45,000 - 99
West Midlands -22 361 £52,500 -4.55% 63
East of England +23 236 £50,000 +11.11% 46
North West +45 208 £42,500 - 57
Yorkshire -36 178 £47,250 +11.18% 37
South West -28 170 £47,500 +0.53% 37
East Midlands +19 141 £52,500 +16.67% 24
Scotland -24 73 £44,676 -17.53% 23
Wales -4 34 £46,750 +16.88% 20
North East 0 22 £40,500 -37.69% 5
Northern Ireland +1 8 £65,000 +209.52% 7
Channel Islands +6 4 £25,000 -15.97%
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 823 (37.67%) Windows
2 808 (36.98%) Microsoft
3 770 (35.24%) VMware
4 745 (34.10%) Cisco
5 692 (31.67%) Azure
6 577 (26.41%) Firewall
7 575 (26.32%) Active Directory
8 567 (25.95%) VMware Infrastructure
9 540 (24.71%) Cisco Certification
10 472 (21.60%) ITIL
11 461 (21.10%) Linux
12 433 (19.82%) WAN
13 428 (19.59%) LAN
13 428 (19.59%) AWS
14 399 (18.26%) Windows Server
15 355 (16.25%) Citrix
16 349 (15.97%) Finance
17 344 (15.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 341 (15.61%) CCNP
19 309 (14.14%) Migration
20 298 (13.64%) Office 365
21 291 (13.32%) CCNA
22 290 (13.27%) Hyper-V
23 273 (12.49%) DNS
23 273 (12.49%) Wireless
24 261 (11.95%) SCCM
25 246 (11.26%) Service Delivery
26 242 (11.08%) Presales
27 231 (10.57%) TCP/IP
27 231 (10.57%) OSPF

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
1 173 (7.92%) MS Exchange
1 173 (7.92%) SharePoint
2 102 (4.67%) Skype for Business
3 64 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 53 (2.43%) IIS
5 45 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (0.69%) Apache
6 15 (0.69%) Confluence
7 10 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
7 10 (0.46%) Tomcat
8 9 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (0.37%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.27%) JBoss
10 6 (0.27%) nginx
11 5 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.092%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.092%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.046%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 91 (4.16%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (1.78%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.092%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.046%) Abaqus
Business Applications
1 10 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
1 10 (0.46%) Workfront
2 7 (0.32%) Elite 3E
3 4 (0.18%) Cisco SocialMiner
4 2 (0.092%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.092%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.046%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.046%) Magento
5 1 (0.046%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.046%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 692 (31.67%) Azure
2 428 (19.59%) AWS
3 298 (13.64%) Office 365
4 121 (5.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 110 (5.03%) IaaS
6 91 (4.16%) PaaS
7 76 (3.48%) SaaS
8 73 (3.34%) Cloud Computing
9 40 (1.83%) GCP
10 32 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
11 31 (1.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 29 (1.33%) OneDrive
13 25 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
14 24 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 24 (1.10%) Amazon S3
15 22 (1.01%) Serverless
16 19 (0.87%) Amazon ECS
17 14 (0.64%) Power Platform
18 10 (0.46%) GitHub
19 8 (0.37%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 577 (26.41%) Firewall
2 433 (19.82%) WAN
3 428 (19.59%) LAN
4 273 (12.49%) DNS
4 273 (12.49%) Wireless
5 231 (10.57%) OSPF
5 231 (10.57%) TCP/IP
6 225 (10.30%) SAN
7 224 (10.25%) BGP
7 224 (10.25%) VPN
8 200 (9.15%) Network Security
9 179 (8.19%) DHCP
10 169 (7.73%) Cisco Nexus
11 145 (6.64%) Internet
12 134 (6.13%) Cisco ASA
13 128 (5.86%) MPLS
14 127 (5.81%) VoIP
15 99 (4.53%) Wi-Fi
16 89 (4.07%) IPsec
17 85 (3.89%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (9.79%) SQL Server
2 36 (1.65%) Azure SQL Database
2 36 (1.65%) MySQL
3 28 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
5 26 (1.19%) Big Data
6 25 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
7 24 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 24 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 23 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
9 21 (0.96%) DB2
10 19 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 18 (0.82%) Relational Database
12 16 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
13 14 (0.64%) Power BI
14 12 (0.55%) GIS
14 12 (0.55%) RDBMS
15 11 (0.50%) Data Lake
15 11 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
16 10 (0.46%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 44 (2.01%) Jenkins
2 37 (1.69%) Git (software)
3 23 (1.05%) JIRA
4 17 (0.78%) MSI
5 16 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 13 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
7 12 (0.55%) Visual Studio
8 10 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
8 10 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.27%) Bitbucket
9 6 (0.27%) Chocolatey
9 6 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (0.23%) Xcode
11 4 (0.18%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.14%) Artifactory
12 3 (0.14%) Gradle
12 3 (0.14%) Maven
13 2 (0.092%) GitLab
14 1 (0.046%) CircleCI
14 1 (0.046%) Robot Framework
General
1 349 (15.97%) Finance
2 191 (8.74%) Public Sector
3 188 (8.60%) Telecoms
4 126 (5.77%) Retail
5 89 (4.07%) Banking
6 51 (2.33%) Marketing
7 49 (2.24%) Manufacturing
8 26 (1.19%) German Language
9 24 (1.10%) Law
10 22 (1.01%) Electronics
11 17 (0.78%) Billing
11 17 (0.78%) Italian Language
11 17 (0.78%) Legal
11 17 (0.78%) Police
12 16 (0.73%) Fire and Rescue
13 14 (0.64%) Back Office
13 14 (0.64%) Local Government
14 13 (0.59%) French Language
14 13 (0.59%) Games
15 11 (0.50%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 374 (17.12%) Architect
2 351 (16.06%) Network Engineer
3 273 (12.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 193 (8.83%) Analyst
5 156 (7.14%) Consultant
6 137 (6.27%) Senior Network Engineer
7 115 (5.26%) Technical Architect
8 101 (4.62%) Solutions Architect
9 88 (4.03%) Support Engineer
10 84 (3.84%) Cloud Engineer
11 77 (3.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 72 (3.30%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 71 (3.25%) Cloud Architect
14 69 (3.16%) Systems Engineer
15 65 (2.97%) Infrastructure Architect
16 64 (2.93%) Infrastructure Manager
17 59 (2.70%) Project Manager
18 57 (2.61%) Data Centre Engineer
19 50 (2.29%) Cisco Engineer
20 49 (2.24%) Cisco Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (3.20%) Web Services
2 43 (1.97%) .NET
3 36 (1.65%) JSON
4 27 (1.24%) Middleware
5 21 (0.96%) Node.js
6 19 (0.87%) ASP.NET
7 18 (0.82%) LDAP
8 17 (0.78%) REST
9 16 (0.73%) 802.1X
9 16 (0.73%) YAML
10 15 (0.69%) J2EE
11 13 (0.59%) HTML
11 13 (0.59%) HTML5
11 13 (0.59%) OAuth
11 13 (0.59%) SAML
11 13 (0.59%) XML
11 13 (0.59%) XSLT
12 11 (0.50%) LAMP
13 10 (0.46%) X-Windows
14 8 (0.37%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 205 (9.38%) Public Cloud
2 147 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
3 138 (6.32%) Management Information System
4 102 (4.67%) Self-Motivation
5 101 (4.62%) Hybrid Cloud
6 84 (3.84%) Private Cloud
7 65 (2.97%) Driving Licence
8 49 (2.24%) Replication
9 48 (2.20%) Clustering
10 38 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
11 37 (1.69%) User Experience
12 34 (1.56%) CCTV
13 32 (1.46%) Enterprise Storage
14 31 (1.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 25 (1.14%) CMDB
15 25 (1.14%) e-Learning
15 25 (1.14%) PKI
16 24 (1.10%) NHS
16 24 (1.10%) Virtual Team
17 18 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 823 (37.67%) Windows
2 461 (21.10%) Linux
3 399 (18.26%) Windows Server
4 138 (6.32%) Unix
5 114 (5.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 112 (5.13%) Windows 10
7 85 (3.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 74 (3.39%) Windows 7
9 42 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 38 (1.74%) CentOS
11 33 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (0.78%) Windows 8
13 16 (0.73%) Ubuntu
14 15 (0.69%) Solaris
15 14 (0.64%) Mac OS
16 11 (0.50%) Apple iOS
16 11 (0.50%) SUSE
17 9 (0.41%) AIX
18 7 (0.32%) Debian
18 7 (0.32%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (21.60%) ITIL
2 344 (15.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 309 (14.14%) Migration
4 246 (11.26%) Service Delivery
5 242 (11.08%) Presales
6 224 (10.25%) Agile Software Development
7 208 (9.52%) Mentoring
7 208 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
8 195 (8.92%) Project Management
9 182 (8.33%) Configuration Management
9 182 (8.33%) Load Balancing
10 174 (7.96%) DevOps
11 163 (7.46%) Disaster Recovery
12 140 (6.41%) PRINCE2
13 135 (6.18%) IT Strategy
13 135 (6.18%) Project Delivery
14 132 (6.04%) TOGAF
15 129 (5.90%) Service Management
16 121 (5.54%) Information Security
17 120 (5.49%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 220 (10.07%) SQL
2 196 (8.97%) PowerShell
3 104 (4.76%) Python
4 60 (2.75%) Bash Shell
5 42 (1.92%) C#
6 41 (1.88%) JavaScript
7 38 (1.74%) C
8 32 (1.46%) Ruby
9 22 (1.01%) Perl
10 19 (0.87%) PHP
11 15 (0.69%) Java
12 14 (0.64%) T-SQL
13 13 (0.59%) XPath
14 11 (0.50%) C++
15 10 (0.46%) Fortran
16 9 (0.41%) Shell Script
17 8 (0.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 6 (0.27%) VBScript
19 5 (0.23%) Apple Swift
20 3 (0.14%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 540 (24.71%) Cisco Certification
2 341 (15.61%) CCNP
3 291 (13.32%) CCNA
4 217 (9.93%) Degree
5 196 (8.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 161 (7.37%) MCSE
7 132 (6.04%) Security Cleared
8 116 (5.31%) CCIE
9 81 (3.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 69 (3.16%) SC Cleared
11 61 (2.79%) MCSA
12 59 (2.70%) JNCIS
13 54 (2.47%) CCDP
14 49 (2.24%) AWS Certification
15 47 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
16 41 (1.88%) JNCIA
17 40 (1.83%) CCSE
18 39 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
19 35 (1.60%) JNCIP
20 34 (1.56%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (7.73%) SLA
2 50 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (1.10%) ISO 9001
4 20 (0.92%) PCI DSS
5 18 (0.82%) PMO
6 15 (0.69%) GDPR
7 12 (0.55%) COBIT
8 10 (0.46%) QA
9 9 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 7 (0.32%) ISO 22301
11 4 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.18%) NIST
12 3 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
13 2 (0.092%) DICOM
13 2 (0.092%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.046%) BS7799
14 1 (0.046%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 575 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 567 (25.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 290 (13.27%) Hyper-V
4 126 (5.77%) XenApp
5 111 (5.08%) Virtual Machines
6 73 (3.34%) VMware ESXi
7 67 (3.07%) Docker
8 62 (2.84%) vSphere
9 57 (2.61%) XenDesktop
10 52 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
11 36 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
12 34 (1.56%) VMware NSX
13 30 (1.37%) Firmware
14 19 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 14 (0.64%) NFS
16 13 (0.59%) KVM
17 12 (0.55%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 10 (0.46%) EMC RecoverPoint
18 10 (0.46%) Samba
18 10 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 261 (11.95%) SCCM
2 92 (4.21%) WSUS
3 88 (4.03%) SCOM
4 86 (3.94%) Ansible
5 75 (3.43%) Puppet
6 51 (2.33%) Cisco CUCM
7 50 (2.29%) Kubernetes
8 47 (2.15%) Nagios
9 43 (1.97%) NetBackup
10 36 (1.65%) SCVMM
11 30 (1.37%) Cisco UCCX
11 30 (1.37%) EMC NetWorker
11 30 (1.37%) Terraform
12 28 (1.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 27 (1.24%) Microsoft Intune
14 26 (1.19%) Cisco Prime
14 26 (1.19%) vCenter Server
14 26 (1.19%) vRealize
15 24 (1.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 23 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 808 (36.98%) Microsoft
2 770 (35.24%) VMware
3 745 (34.10%) Cisco
4 355 (16.25%) Citrix
5 206 (9.43%) Juniper
6 167 (7.64%) CheckPoint
7 162 (7.41%) HP
8 155 (7.09%) NetApp
9 118 (5.40%) Palo Alto
9 118 (5.40%) SolarWinds
10 106 (4.85%) F5
11 95 (4.35%) EMC
12 94 (4.30%) Dell
13 87 (3.98%) Meraki
14 68 (3.11%) Symantec
14 68 (3.11%) Veeam
15 66 (3.02%) ServiceNow
16 61 (2.79%) Fortinet
16 61 (2.79%) Red Hat
16 61 (2.79%) SAP