Period
to 17 December 2018

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 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 124 78
Rank change year-on-year +20 -46 +2
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 2,678 2,678 3,837
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.02% 2.67% 3.60%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.73% 7.26% 9.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,718 1,958 2,493
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,875 £47,500 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.06% -1.05%
10th Percentile £28,623 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,950
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 34,636 36,868 38,710
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 39.05% 36.72% 36.31%
Number of salaries quoted 26,166 28,987 30,913
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +0.63%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 17 December 2018.

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 17 December 2018. 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
Midlands +43 764 £55,000 +22.22% 73
South East -6 722 £50,000 -1.48% 110
West Midlands +40 633 £55,000 +22.22% 53
North of England +28 533 £44,000 -2.22% 94
East of England -19 301 £45,000 -21.74% 46
Yorkshire +63 300 £42,500 -5.56% 30
South West +26 213 £47,500 +13.77% 45
North West -42 192 £42,500 -5.56% 49
East Midlands +16 126 £45,000 -5.26% 20
Scotland +3 125 £53,925 +16.59% 12
Wales +8 45 £40,000 +6.67% 9
North East +36 41 £65,000 +73.33% 15
Northern Ireland -23 10 £21,000 -47.50% 3
Channel Islands -6 5 £29,750 -8.46%
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, 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.

1 879 (32.82%) Cisco
1 879 (32.82%) VMware
2 781 (29.16%) Microsoft
2 781 (29.16%) Windows
3 740 (27.63%) ITIL
4 654 (24.42%) Firewall
5 612 (22.85%) VMware Infrastructure
6 591 (22.07%) Active Directory
7 543 (20.28%) WAN
8 524 (19.57%) LAN
9 511 (19.08%) Microsoft Azure
10 483 (18.04%) Linux
11 466 (17.40%) Cisco Certification
12 453 (16.92%) Amazon AWS
13 407 (15.20%) Finance
14 400 (14.94%) Windows Server
15 396 (14.79%) Project Management
16 344 (12.85%) Agile Software Development
17 339 (12.66%) Service Delivery
18 318 (11.87%) CCNP
19 316 (11.80%) DNS
20 315 (11.76%) Degree
21 305 (11.39%) Citrix
22 302 (11.28%) Presales
23 296 (11.05%) Service Management
24 288 (10.75%) Hyper-V
25 287 (10.72%) Wireless
25 287 (10.72%) CheckPoint
25 287 (10.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 282 (10.53%) GDPR

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
1 155 (5.79%) MS Exchange
2 122 (4.56%) SharePoint
3 73 (2.73%) IIS
4 53 (1.98%) Apache
5 45 (1.68%) Skype for Business
6 36 (1.34%) JBoss
6 36 (1.34%) SharePoint Server
7 35 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
8 34 (1.27%) Tomcat
9 29 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
9 29 (1.08%) OpenStack
10 26 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
10 26 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
11 19 (0.71%) WebLogic
12 17 (0.63%) CMS
13 16 (0.60%) IBM Notes
14 13 (0.49%) Confluence
14 13 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
15 11 (0.41%) Oracle Application Server
16 10 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 192 (7.17%) Microsoft Office
2 83 (3.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 59 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 46 (1.72%) MS Visio
5 37 (1.38%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.15%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.075%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 11 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.22%) SAP GRC
4 5 (0.19%) assyst
4 5 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.15%) Workfront
6 3 (0.11%) Magento
6 3 (0.11%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.075%) Odoo
8 1 (0.037%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.037%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.037%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 511 (19.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 453 (16.92%) Amazon AWS
3 247 (9.22%) Office 365
4 140 (5.23%) IaaS
5 99 (3.70%) PaaS
6 97 (3.62%) Cloud Computing
7 95 (3.55%) SaaS
8 69 (2.58%) Azure Active Directory
9 60 (2.24%) Google Cloud Platform
10 41 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
11 40 (1.49%) Amazon S3
12 36 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
13 30 (1.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 26 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 16 (0.60%) GitHub
15 16 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
16 14 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
16 14 (0.52%) Serverless
17 10 (0.37%) Slack
18 9 (0.34%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 654 (24.42%) Firewall
2 543 (20.28%) WAN
3 524 (19.57%) LAN
4 316 (11.80%) DNS
5 287 (10.72%) Wireless
6 231 (8.63%) VPN
7 221 (8.25%) Network Security
8 218 (8.14%) DHCP
9 201 (7.51%) VoIP
10 200 (7.47%) SAN
11 199 (7.43%) OSPF
11 199 (7.43%) TCP/IP
12 197 (7.36%) BGP
13 169 (6.31%) Cisco ASA
14 137 (5.12%) MPLS
15 131 (4.89%) Wi-Fi
16 123 (4.59%) Cisco Nexus
17 122 (4.56%) Internet
18 107 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
19 82 (3.06%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (6.57%) SQL Server
2 58 (2.17%) Big Data
3 46 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 43 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
5 41 (1.53%) MySQL
6 37 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
7 32 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 32 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 31 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
9 30 (1.12%) Oracle Database
10 20 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
10 20 (0.75%) SAP HANA
11 19 (0.71%) NoSQL
11 19 (0.71%) Oracle Exadata
12 18 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 16 (0.60%) Hadoop
14 14 (0.52%) Amazon Redshift
14 14 (0.52%) MariaDB
14 14 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
15 13 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 47 (1.76%) Git (software)
2 42 (1.57%) Jenkins
3 24 (0.90%) Visual Studio
3 24 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 23 (0.86%) JIRA
5 22 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
7 13 (0.49%) Chocolatey
8 7 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.22%) CF BOSH
9 6 (0.22%) Maven
9 6 (0.22%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (0.19%) Toad
11 4 (0.15%) CocoaPods
11 4 (0.15%) Gradle
11 4 (0.15%) IntelliJ
11 4 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.15%) Xcode
12 3 (0.11%) Hudson
General
1 407 (15.20%) Finance
2 146 (5.45%) Retail
3 136 (5.08%) Telecoms
4 54 (2.02%) Marketing
5 51 (1.90%) Banking
6 43 (1.61%) Manufacturing
7 40 (1.49%) Billing
8 32 (1.19%) Legal
9 27 (1.01%) Publishing
10 25 (0.93%) Law
11 24 (0.90%) Advertising
12 21 (0.78%) Back Office
13 16 (0.60%) Electronics
14 15 (0.56%) Games
15 9 (0.34%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.34%) German Language
16 8 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.26%) French Language
18 5 (0.19%) Aerospace
18 5 (0.19%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 421 (15.72%) Architect
2 309 (11.54%) Network Engineer
3 219 (8.18%) Analyst
4 213 (7.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 168 (6.27%) Project Manager
6 156 (5.83%) Solutions Architect
7 107 (4.00%) Administrator
8 96 (3.58%) Support Engineer
9 92 (3.44%) Infrastructure Manager
10 89 (3.32%) Cloud Architect
11 88 (3.29%) Technical Support
12 86 (3.21%) Technical Architect
13 84 (3.14%) Consultant
13 84 (3.14%) IT Manager
14 81 (3.02%) Support Analyst
15 79 (2.95%) Cisco Engineer
16 78 (2.91%) IT Engineer
16 78 (2.91%) Service Manager
17 73 (2.73%) Network Architect
18 72 (2.69%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (4.14%) Middleware
2 104 (3.88%) Web Services
3 79 (2.95%) .NET
4 40 (1.49%) J2EE
5 33 (1.23%) HTML
6 30 (1.12%) Node.js
6 30 (1.12%) OAuth
6 30 (1.12%) SAML
7 29 (1.08%) HTML5
8 22 (0.82%) .NET Framework
8 22 (0.82%) 802.1X
9 21 (0.78%) JSON
10 19 (0.71%) RabbitMQ
11 18 (0.67%) Spring Boot
12 17 (0.63%) Elastic Stack
13 14 (0.52%) Kafka
13 14 (0.52%) X-Windows
14 13 (0.49%) LDAP
15 12 (0.45%) Spring
16 8 (0.30%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 282 (10.53%) Self-Motivation
2 195 (7.28%) Public Cloud
3 185 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
4 159 (5.94%) Management Information System
5 87 (3.25%) Hybrid Cloud
6 76 (2.84%) Private Cloud
7 67 (2.50%) Clustering
8 61 (2.28%) Driving Licence
9 54 (2.02%) PKI
10 51 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
10 51 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
11 50 (1.87%) Replication
12 39 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
13 38 (1.42%) Virtual Team
14 36 (1.34%) CMDB
15 27 (1.01%) Mainframe
16 26 (0.97%) Security Operations Centre
17 22 (0.82%) Blackberry
17 22 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
17 22 (0.82%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 781 (29.16%) Windows
2 483 (18.04%) Linux
3 400 (14.94%) Windows Server
4 222 (8.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 189 (7.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 143 (5.34%) Unix
7 118 (4.41%) Windows 10
8 106 (3.96%) Windows 7
9 89 (3.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 77 (2.88%) Windows Server 2003
11 47 (1.76%) Windows 8
12 40 (1.49%) AIX
13 33 (1.23%) Solaris
14 27 (1.01%) CentOS
15 23 (0.86%) Apple iOS
15 23 (0.86%) Ubuntu
15 23 (0.86%) Windows XP
16 18 (0.67%) SUSE
17 15 (0.56%) VMS
18 14 (0.52%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 740 (27.63%) ITIL
2 396 (14.79%) Project Management
3 344 (12.85%) Agile Software Development
4 339 (12.66%) Service Delivery
5 302 (11.28%) Presales
6 296 (11.05%) Service Management
7 287 (10.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 278 (10.38%) Data Protection
9 255 (9.52%) DevOps
10 252 (9.41%) Problem-Solving
11 232 (8.66%) PRINCE2
12 208 (7.77%) Migration
13 205 (7.65%) Continuous Improvement
13 205 (7.65%) Line Management
14 191 (7.13%) Change Management
15 171 (6.39%) Load Balancing
16 166 (6.20%) IT Strategy
17 165 (6.16%) Mentoring
18 148 (5.53%) Stakeholder Management
19 147 (5.49%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 229 (8.55%) SQL
2 192 (7.17%) PowerShell
3 134 (5.00%) Java
4 126 (4.71%) Python
5 57 (2.13%) Bash Shell
6 54 (2.02%) C#
7 52 (1.94%) Perl
8 50 (1.87%) C
8 50 (1.87%) JavaScript
9 40 (1.49%) Shell Script
10 31 (1.16%) VBScript
11 27 (1.01%) Ruby
12 19 (0.71%) T-SQL
13 18 (0.67%) PHP
14 11 (0.41%) C++
15 10 (0.37%) PL/SQL
15 10 (0.37%) VB
16 8 (0.30%) Java 8
17 6 (0.22%) Go
17 6 (0.22%) JCL
Qualifications
1 466 (17.40%) Cisco Certification
2 318 (11.87%) CCNP
3 315 (11.76%) Degree
4 254 (9.48%) CCNA
5 250 (9.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 170 (6.35%) MCSE
7 149 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
8 125 (4.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 122 (4.56%) Security Cleared
10 114 (4.26%) CCIE
11 100 (3.73%) MCSA
12 92 (3.44%) SC Cleared
13 88 (3.29%) Computer Science Degree
14 85 (3.17%) CISSP
15 70 (2.61%) MCITP
16 65 (2.43%) MCP
17 60 (2.24%) ISEB
18 53 (1.98%) CCDP
19 48 (1.79%) PMI Certification
19 48 (1.79%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 282 (10.53%) GDPR
2 217 (8.10%) SLA
3 131 (4.89%) PMO
4 124 (4.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 49 (1.83%) QA
6 43 (1.61%) Cyber Essentials
7 33 (1.23%) PCI DSS
8 27 (1.01%) ISO 9001
9 24 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 15 (0.56%) GPG13
11 10 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 10 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 8 (0.30%) ISO 22301
13 7 (0.26%) GAMP
14 4 (0.15%) COBIT
14 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 2 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 2 (0.075%) NIST 800
15 2 (0.075%) PMBOK
15 2 (0.075%) SAS 70
System Software
1 612 (22.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 591 (22.07%) Active Directory
3 288 (10.75%) Hyper-V
4 107 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
5 89 (3.32%) Docker
6 71 (2.65%) vSphere
7 68 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
8 49 (1.83%) VMware NSX
9 46 (1.72%) XenApp
10 40 (1.49%) Firmware
11 34 (1.27%) XenDesktop
12 32 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
13 28 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
14 26 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
15 16 (0.60%) vCloud
16 15 (0.56%) LXC
17 13 (0.49%) BitLocker
17 13 (0.49%) Gluster
18 12 (0.45%) GlusterFS
18 12 (0.45%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 208 (7.77%) SCCM
2 151 (5.64%) Puppet
3 103 (3.85%) SCOM
4 98 (3.66%) Ansible
5 63 (2.35%) Nagios
5 63 (2.35%) WSUS
6 61 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
7 56 (2.09%) Kubernetes
8 47 (1.76%) Norton AntiVirus
9 42 (1.57%) Terraform
10 37 (1.38%) vCenter Server
11 32 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
12 30 (1.12%) Cisco Prime
13 28 (1.05%) vRealize
14 27 (1.01%) NetBackup
15 25 (0.93%) SCVMM
16 24 (0.90%) FortiGate
17 22 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
18 17 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
18 17 (0.63%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 879 (32.82%) Cisco
1 879 (32.82%) VMware
2 781 (29.16%) Microsoft
3 305 (11.39%) Citrix
4 287 (10.72%) CheckPoint
5 261 (9.75%) HP
6 179 (6.68%) F5
6 179 (6.68%) Juniper
7 149 (5.56%) NetApp
8 142 (5.30%) EMC
9 130 (4.85%) Dell
10 128 (4.78%) Oracle
11 125 (4.67%) IBM
12 121 (4.52%) Fortinet
13 99 (3.70%) SolarWinds
14 92 (3.44%) Red Hat
15 74 (2.76%) Palo Alto
16 72 (2.69%) McAfee
17 68 (2.54%) Meraki
18 64 (2.39%) Aruba