The median annual salary for a Data Centre Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Centre Engineer
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 818 797 908
Rank change year-on-year -21 +111  
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Centre Engineer 52 116 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.12% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.12% 0.075%
Number of salaries quoted 35 91 71
Median salary £47,500 £37,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.66% -9.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,700 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £60,000 £62,000
UK excluding London median salary £33,250 £32,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +3.90% -21.95%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85523 94943 107102
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.54% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69945 79998 88268
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Data Centre Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Data Centre Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre Engineer in the UK

Data Centre Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Centre Engineer.

Salary trend for Data Centre Engineer in the UK

Data Centre Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre Engineer over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Data Centre Engineer in the UK

Data Centre Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Centre Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -10 51 £47,500 +26.66% 13
London +6 17 £66,000 +14.78% 3
South East +18 8 £30,000 -9.09% 4
West Midlands +5 7 £37,500 +17.18%
Hampshire +9 6 £30,000 -25.00% 4
Birmingham +6 6 - -
East of England -15 5 £72,500 +190.00% 1
North West -37 5 £26,000 -50.47% 2
East Midlands +20 4 £25,000 - 1
Manchester -15 4 £24,000 -54.28% 2
Hertfordshire -19 4 £72,500 +190.00%
Southampton - 4 £30,000 -
Northamptonshire +7 3 - - 1
Northampton +6 3 - - 1
South West - 3 £21,000 - 1
City of London +23 2 £68,750 +37.50% 1
Yorkshire +8 2 £41,250 -
Basingstoke +1 2 £37,500 -31.81% 1
Leeds - 2 £41,250 -
Wiltshire - 2 £33,000 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £41,250 -
Oxfordshire +16 1 £35,000 -
Maidenhead +9 1 £21,500 -20.37%
Berkshire +4 1 £21,500 -32.81%
Merseyside - 1 £47,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £25,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £21,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £21,000 - 1
Swindon - 1 £47,500 -
Solihull - 1 £37,500 -

Data Centre Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Data Centre Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Data Centre Engineer in the job title.

1 127 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 58 (45.67%) Cisco
3 53 (41.73%) Linux
4 47 (37.01%) Windows
5 33 (25.98%) VMware
6 29 (22.83%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (19.69%) CCNP
7 25 (19.69%) VMware Infrastructure
8 23 (18.11%) Firewall
9 22 (17.32%) Unix
9 22 (17.32%) Cisco Nexus
10 21 (16.54%) ITIL
10 21 (16.54%) NetApp
10 21 (16.54%) Telecoms
11 20 (15.75%) SAN
12 19 (14.96%) SLA
12 19 (14.96%) Degree
13 18 (14.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 17 (13.39%) Juniper
14 17 (13.39%) SCCM
14 17 (13.39%) Break/Fix
15 16 (12.60%) Capacity Planning
15 16 (12.60%) Service Management
15 16 (12.60%) Service Delivery
15 16 (12.60%) Change Management
15 16 (12.60%) Finance
16 15 (11.81%) Dell
16 15 (11.81%) Computer Science
17 14 (11.02%) SCOM
17 14 (11.02%) ISO/IEC 20000

Data Centre Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 2 (1.57%) IIS
1 2 (1.57%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.57%) nginx
1 2 (1.57%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 13 (10.24%) assyst
2 3 (2.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.57%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.30%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (5.51%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (3.15%) Office 365
5 2 (1.57%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (18.11%) Firewall
2 22 (17.32%) Cisco Nexus
3 20 (15.75%) SAN
4 14 (11.02%) VPN
5 13 (10.24%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (9.45%) Fibre Channel
7 11 (8.66%) LAN
8 10 (7.87%) BGP
9 9 (7.09%) OSPF
9 9 (7.09%) WAN
10 8 (6.30%) MPLS
11 7 (5.51%) IPv4
11 7 (5.51%) IPv6
12 5 (3.94%) Network Security
13 4 (3.15%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (3.15%) DHCP
13 4 (3.15%) DNS
13 4 (3.15%) HSRP
13 4 (3.15%) VRRP
13 4 (3.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.66%) Cognos Impromptu
2 7 (5.51%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.36%) MySQL
General
1 21 (16.54%) Telecoms
2 16 (12.60%) Finance
3 10 (7.87%) Retail
4 5 (3.94%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.36%) Banking
5 3 (2.36%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.79%) REST
1 1 (0.79%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 127 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 15 (11.81%) Computer Science
3 14 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.94%) Hedge funds
5 4 (3.15%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.57%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.57%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.57%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.79%) Clustering
7 1 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.79%) EMC VNXe
7 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.79%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 53 (41.73%) Linux
2 47 (37.01%) Windows
3 22 (17.32%) Unix
4 12 (9.45%) Windows Server
5 11 (8.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (7.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.36%) CentOS
7 3 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.57%) Debian
8 2 (1.57%) Solaris
8 2 (1.57%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.57%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.79%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.54%) ITIL
2 17 (13.39%) Break/Fix
3 16 (12.60%) Capacity Planning
3 16 (12.60%) Change Management
3 16 (12.60%) Service Delivery
3 16 (12.60%) Service Management
4 13 (10.24%) Continuous Improvement
4 13 (10.24%) Process Improvement
4 13 (10.24%) Root Cause Analysis
5 12 (9.45%) Task Automation
6 10 (7.87%) Data Centre Operations
7 8 (6.30%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (6.30%) DNA
7 8 (6.30%) Presales
7 8 (6.30%) Service Design
8 5 (3.94%) Network Design
9 4 (3.15%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (3.15%) E-Commerce
10 2 (1.57%) ITSM
10 2 (1.57%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.36%) SQL
2 2 (1.57%) C
2 2 (1.57%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.57%) Python
3 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.79%) C++
3 1 (0.79%) Java
3 1 (0.79%) Perl
3 1 (0.79%) PHP
3 1 (0.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (22.83%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (19.69%) CCNP
3 19 (14.96%) Degree
4 18 (14.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 14 (11.02%) CCIE
5 14 (11.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (10.24%) CCNA
7 12 (9.45%) CCIE Data Center
7 12 (9.45%) VCAP
8 9 (7.09%) MCSA
9 6 (4.72%) HND
9 6 (4.72%) MCSE
10 4 (3.15%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (3.15%) RHCT
11 3 (2.36%) A+ Certification
11 3 (2.36%) CCA
11 3 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (2.36%) VCP5
12 2 (1.57%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 2 (1.57%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (14.96%) SLA
2 14 (11.02%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (19.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.30%) Active Directory
3 7 (5.51%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.94%) vSphere
5 4 (3.15%) XenApp
6 3 (2.36%) KVM
6 3 (2.36%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.57%) Firmware
7 2 (1.57%) Varnish
7 2 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.79%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.79%) vCloud
8 1 (0.79%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (13.39%) SCCM
2 14 (11.02%) SCOM
3 13 (10.24%) Tivoli
4 5 (3.94%) cPanel
4 5 (3.94%) Plesk
5 3 (2.36%) Nagios
Vendors
1 58 (45.67%) Cisco
2 33 (25.98%) VMware
3 21 (16.54%) NetApp
4 17 (13.39%) Juniper
5 15 (11.81%) Dell
6 13 (10.24%) Microsoft
7 11 (8.66%) Fortinet
7 11 (8.66%) HP
8 8 (6.30%) Huawei
8 8 (6.30%) Palo Alto
9 7 (5.51%) Citrix
9 7 (5.51%) Red Hat
10 4 (3.15%) CheckPoint
10 4 (3.15%) EMC
10 4 (3.15%) Riverbed
10 4 (3.15%) SolarWinds
11 3 (2.36%) BMC
11 3 (2.36%) F5
11 3 (2.36%) IBM
11 3 (2.36%) Supermicro
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