Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 121 78
Rank change year-on-year +20 -43 +5
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 2,814 2,643 4,008
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.07% 2.75% 3.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.48% 6.84% 9.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,789 1,919 2,691
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
10th Percentile £28,935 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £71,500
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 37,604 38,623 43,729
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 40.97% 40.16% 39.60%
Number of salaries quoted 29,093 30,640 34,952
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £66,250
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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +34 807 £57,250 +27.22% 76
South East -2 775 £50,000 -4.76% 117
West Midlands +34 687 £57,500 +23.66% 57
North of England +17 496 £45,000 +1.12% 110
East of England +14 343 £49,000 -10.91% 39
Yorkshire +29 254 £43,000 -2.27% 57
South West +48 252 £45,250 +9.04% 48
North West -27 208 £47,500 +5.56% 40
Scotland -4 125 £54,175 +21.74% 32
East Midlands -28 113 £42,500 +1.19% 19
Wales -5 36 £40,000 +6.67% 6
North East +13 34 £65,000 +40.39% 13
Northern Ireland +8 16 £21,000 -47.50% 1
Channel Islands -6 4 £29,500 -9.23%
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 957 (34.01%) Cisco
2 882 (31.34%) VMware
3 809 (28.75%) Microsoft
4 808 (28.71%) Windows
5 774 (27.51%) ITIL
6 686 (24.38%) Firewall
7 598 (21.25%) WAN
8 569 (20.22%) Active Directory
9 567 (20.15%) VMware Infrastructure
10 553 (19.65%) LAN
11 533 (18.94%) Microsoft Azure
12 496 (17.63%) Cisco Certification
13 486 (17.27%) Finance
14 462 (16.42%) Linux
15 448 (15.92%) Amazon AWS
16 437 (15.53%) Windows Server
17 401 (14.25%) Service Delivery
18 398 (14.14%) Project Management
19 373 (13.26%) CheckPoint
20 364 (12.94%) Presales
21 351 (12.47%) CCNP
22 328 (11.66%) Degree
23 322 (11.44%) VPN
24 317 (11.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 309 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
26 305 (10.84%) Citrix
27 302 (10.73%) HP
27 302 (10.73%) DNS
28 299 (10.63%) Service Management
29 289 (10.27%) Self-Motivation

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
1 166 (5.90%) MS Exchange
2 110 (3.91%) SharePoint
3 80 (2.84%) IIS
4 54 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 54 (1.92%) Skype for Business
5 49 (1.74%) Apache
6 45 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 36 (1.28%) OpenStack
8 28 (1.00%) JBoss
8 28 (1.00%) Tomcat
9 26 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
10 25 (0.89%) CMS
11 21 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
12 20 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
13 14 (0.50%) IBM Notes
13 14 (0.50%) WebLogic
14 13 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 11 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
16 10 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
17 8 (0.28%) nginx
Applications
1 195 (6.93%) Microsoft Office
2 90 (3.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 80 (2.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 51 (1.81%) MS Visio
5 32 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.071%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 10 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
1 10 (0.36%) HFM
2 9 (0.32%) assyst
2 9 (0.32%) SAP GRC
3 8 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
4 7 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.25%) Sentinel
5 5 (0.18%) Hyperion Planning
5 5 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.14%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.11%) Veritas eDiscovery
7 3 (0.11%) Workfront
8 2 (0.071%) Magento
9 1 (0.036%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.036%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 533 (18.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 448 (15.92%) Amazon AWS
3 277 (9.84%) Office 365
4 168 (5.97%) IaaS
5 122 (4.34%) PaaS
6 103 (3.66%) SaaS
7 102 (3.62%) Cloud Computing
8 60 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
9 50 (1.78%) Azure Active Directory
10 31 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
11 27 (0.96%) Amazon S3
12 25 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
13 19 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 19 (0.68%) GitHub
14 17 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 14 (0.50%) Mimecast
16 12 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
17 10 (0.36%) Akamai
18 9 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 8 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 686 (24.38%) Firewall
2 598 (21.25%) WAN
3 553 (19.65%) LAN
4 322 (11.44%) VPN
5 302 (10.73%) DNS
6 278 (9.88%) Wireless
7 264 (9.38%) Network Security
8 221 (7.85%) OSPF
9 215 (7.64%) SAN
10 211 (7.50%) DHCP
11 203 (7.21%) TCP/IP
12 201 (7.14%) BGP
13 192 (6.82%) MPLS
14 190 (6.75%) Cisco ASA
15 163 (5.79%) VoIP
16 145 (5.15%) Cisco Nexus
17 124 (4.41%) Wi-Fi
18 119 (4.23%) Internet
19 109 (3.87%) WLAN
20 87 (3.09%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (6.11%) SQL Server
2 69 (2.45%) Big Data
3 45 (1.60%) MySQL
4 44 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 33 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 31 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
6 31 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 29 (1.03%) Oracle Database
8 28 (1.00%) SAP HANA
9 26 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
9 26 (0.92%) Oracle Exadata
10 21 (0.75%) Hadoop
11 20 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
11 20 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 19 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 18 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
14 16 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
15 14 (0.50%) NoSQL
16 13 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
17 12 (0.43%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 47 (1.67%) Jenkins
2 44 (1.56%) Git (software)
3 40 (1.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 21 (0.75%) Visual Studio
5 19 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
6 14 (0.50%) JIRA
7 11 (0.39%) Chocolatey
8 10 (0.36%) TeamCity
9 9 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (0.21%) CF BOSH
10 6 (0.21%) InstallShield
10 6 (0.21%) Maven
10 6 (0.21%) MSI
10 6 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (0.21%) Toad
11 5 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (0.14%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.14%) Gradle
General
1 486 (17.27%) Finance
2 189 (6.72%) Retail
3 126 (4.48%) Telecoms
4 65 (2.31%) Marketing
5 63 (2.24%) Banking
6 53 (1.88%) Manufacturing
7 44 (1.56%) Legal
8 39 (1.39%) Billing
9 37 (1.31%) Law
10 28 (1.00%) Games
11 26 (0.92%) Publishing
12 23 (0.82%) Back Office
13 19 (0.68%) Electronics
14 15 (0.53%) German Language
15 9 (0.32%) Advertising
15 9 (0.32%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.32%) French Language
15 9 (0.32%) Italian Language
15 9 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.18%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 465 (16.52%) Architect
2 332 (11.80%) Network Engineer
3 225 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 203 (7.21%) Analyst
5 183 (6.50%) Project Manager
6 176 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
7 119 (4.23%) Support Engineer
8 113 (4.02%) Cloud Architect
9 103 (3.66%) Administrator
9 103 (3.66%) Consultant
10 94 (3.34%) Infrastructure Manager
11 89 (3.16%) Senior Network Engineer
12 86 (3.06%) IT Manager
13 80 (2.84%) Cisco Engineer
13 80 (2.84%) Team Leader
14 79 (2.81%) Service Manager
15 76 (2.70%) Security Architect
16 75 (2.67%) Network Architect
17 74 (2.63%) Support Analyst
18 72 (2.56%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (3.02%) Middleware
1 85 (3.02%) Web Services
2 61 (2.17%) .NET
3 31 (1.10%) J2EE
4 26 (0.92%) .NET Framework
5 22 (0.78%) JSON
6 18 (0.64%) HTML
7 17 (0.60%) RabbitMQ
8 16 (0.57%) 802.1X
8 16 (0.57%) Elastic Stack
8 16 (0.57%) Flash
9 13 (0.46%) LDAP
10 12 (0.43%) Kafka
10 12 (0.43%) X-Windows
11 11 (0.39%) OAuth
11 11 (0.39%) SAML
11 11 (0.39%) Spring Boot
11 11 (0.39%) XML
12 10 (0.36%) COM
12 10 (0.36%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 289 (10.27%) Self-Motivation
2 214 (7.60%) Management Information System
3 205 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
4 157 (5.58%) Public Cloud
5 151 (5.37%) Computer Science
6 89 (3.16%) Driving Licence
7 85 (3.02%) Hybrid Cloud
8 72 (2.56%) Private Cloud
9 64 (2.27%) PKI
10 61 (2.17%) Clustering
11 57 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
12 53 (1.88%) Linux Command Line
13 48 (1.71%) Replication
14 42 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 38 (1.35%) CMDB
16 37 (1.31%) NHS
17 36 (1.28%) Cyberthreat
17 36 (1.28%) Mainframe
18 35 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
19 30 (1.07%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 808 (28.71%) Windows
2 462 (16.42%) Linux
3 437 (15.53%) Windows Server
4 224 (7.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 180 (6.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 133 (4.73%) Windows 10
7 127 (4.51%) Unix
8 111 (3.94%) Windows 7
9 76 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 59 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
11 41 (1.46%) AIX
12 37 (1.31%) Windows 8
13 26 (0.92%) CentOS
13 26 (0.92%) Windows XP
14 23 (0.82%) Apple iOS
15 21 (0.75%) Solaris
16 20 (0.71%) Ubuntu
17 14 (0.50%) Debian
17 14 (0.50%) HPUX
18 13 (0.46%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 774 (27.51%) ITIL
2 401 (14.25%) Service Delivery
3 398 (14.14%) Project Management
4 364 (12.94%) Presales
5 317 (11.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 309 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
7 299 (10.63%) Service Management
8 262 (9.31%) DevOps
9 258 (9.17%) Problem-Solving
10 248 (8.81%) PRINCE2
11 223 (7.92%) Data Protection
12 212 (7.53%) Load Balancing
13 210 (7.46%) Migration
14 206 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
15 201 (7.14%) Line Management
16 195 (6.93%) Information Security
17 170 (6.04%) Disaster Recovery
18 157 (5.58%) IT Strategy
19 153 (5.44%) Stakeholder Management
20 149 (5.29%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 213 (7.57%) SQL
2 211 (7.50%) PowerShell
3 127 (4.51%) Python
4 111 (3.94%) Java
5 58 (2.06%) Bash Shell
6 57 (2.03%) Perl
7 48 (1.71%) C
8 35 (1.24%) JavaScript
8 35 (1.24%) Shell Script
9 31 (1.10%) Ruby
10 30 (1.07%) VBScript
11 28 (1.00%) C#
12 23 (0.82%) T-SQL
13 19 (0.68%) PHP
14 12 (0.43%) PL/SQL
15 8 (0.28%) C++
16 7 (0.25%) Korn
17 5 (0.18%) Go
17 5 (0.18%) Java 8
17 5 (0.18%) R
Qualifications
1 496 (17.63%) Cisco Certification
2 351 (12.47%) CCNP
3 328 (11.66%) Degree
4 260 (9.24%) CCNA
5 215 (7.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 180 (6.40%) ITIL Certification
7 145 (5.15%) Security Cleared
8 140 (4.98%) MCSE
9 123 (4.37%) CCIE
10 109 (3.87%) Computer Science Degree
11 106 (3.77%) CISSP
11 106 (3.77%) SC Cleared
12 94 (3.34%) MCSA
13 86 (3.06%) ISEB
14 81 (2.88%) MCP
15 79 (2.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 77 (2.74%) CCDP
17 60 (2.13%) CISM
18 59 (2.10%) MCITP
19 57 (2.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 227 (8.07%) GDPR
2 214 (7.60%) SLA
3 146 (5.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 105 (3.73%) PMO
5 53 (1.88%) Cyber Essentials
6 50 (1.78%) PCI DSS
7 49 (1.74%) QA
8 32 (1.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 18 (0.64%) GPG13
10 17 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 17 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 9 (0.32%) ISO 22301
11 9 (0.32%) ISO 9001
12 7 (0.25%) GAMP
13 6 (0.21%) COBIT
14 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 4 (0.14%) PMBOK
15 2 (0.071%) ISO 14001
15 2 (0.071%) SAS 70
16 1 (0.036%) Data Quality
System Software
1 569 (20.22%) Active Directory
2 567 (20.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 284 (10.09%) Hyper-V
4 105 (3.73%) VMware ESXi
5 89 (3.16%) vSphere
6 66 (2.35%) Docker
6 66 (2.35%) XenApp
7 58 (2.06%) VMware NSX
8 52 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
9 45 (1.60%) Firmware
10 41 (1.46%) Virtual Desktop
11 40 (1.42%) XenDesktop
12 33 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
13 32 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
14 14 (0.50%) LXC
15 12 (0.43%) VMware Server
16 11 (0.39%) ProxySG
17 10 (0.36%) Gluster
18 9 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
18 9 (0.32%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 202 (7.18%) SCCM
2 140 (4.98%) Puppet
3 96 (3.41%) Ansible
4 90 (3.20%) SCOM
5 66 (2.35%) WSUS
6 57 (2.03%) Nagios
7 56 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
8 50 (1.78%) Terraform
9 43 (1.53%) Kubernetes
10 42 (1.49%) vCenter Server
11 37 (1.31%) SCVMM
12 35 (1.24%) Cisco CUCM
13 34 (1.21%) Cisco Prime
14 29 (1.03%) NetBackup
15 28 (1.00%) FortiGate
15 28 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
16 27 (0.96%) QRadar
17 26 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
18 24 (0.85%) vRealize
19 19 (0.68%) SCSM
Vendors
1 957 (34.01%) Cisco
2 882 (31.34%) VMware
3 809 (28.75%) Microsoft
4 373 (13.26%) CheckPoint
5 305 (10.84%) Citrix
6 302 (10.73%) HP
7 242 (8.60%) Juniper
8 227 (8.07%) F5
9 195 (6.93%) Fortinet
10 165 (5.86%) EMC
11 123 (4.37%) Oracle
12 122 (4.34%) NetApp
13 119 (4.23%) SolarWinds
14 118 (4.19%) IBM
15 113 (4.02%) Dell
16 97 (3.45%) Palo Alto
17 83 (2.95%) Red Hat
18 70 (2.49%) Forcepoint
19 60 (2.13%) McAfee
19 60 (2.13%) SAP