The median annual salary for a Data Centre Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Centre Engineer
UK
Rank 774 826 861
Rank change year-on-year +52 +35  
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Centre Engineer 75 120 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.090% 0.12% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.12% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 55 95 72
Median salary £42,500 £36,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.05% -15.29%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £33,750 £36,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% -10.00%  

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 80634 98831 101724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.35% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 66904 82761 83046
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Data Centre Engineer in the UK

Data Centre Engineer
Top 21 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 March 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 +57 73 £40,000 +9.58% 9
London +85 41 £47,500 +5.55% 2
South East +47 15 £37,500 - 2
West Midlands +29 8 £30,000 -
Birmingham +20 8 £30,000 -
City of London +54 7 £22,500 -69.49%
Berkshire +28 7 £25,000 -58.33% 1
East of England +18 5 £25,000 -12.28%
Hertfordshire +7 5 £25,000 -
Hemel Hempstead -3 5 £25,000 +4.16%
Milton Keynes - 5 £40,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £40,000 -
Slough +26 4 £25,000 -
Surrey +24 3 £52,500 +43.83% 1
North West -17 3 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Maidenhead +3 2 £21,500 -4.44% 1
Manchester - 2 £34,250 - 3
Reading +35 1 £47,500 -26.92%
Nottinghamshire +6 1 £25,000 +6.38%
Nottingham +5 1 £25,000 +6.38%
East Midlands 0 1 £25,000 +6.38% 2

Data Centre Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 212 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 85 (40.09%) Cisco
3 59 (27.83%) Windows
4 50 (23.58%) Cisco Certification
5 49 (23.11%) Linux
6 40 (18.87%) CCNA
7 38 (17.92%) SLA
7 38 (17.92%) Cisco Nexus
8 37 (17.45%) CCNP
9 36 (16.98%) Firewall
10 31 (14.62%) Dell
11 30 (14.15%) Unix
12 29 (13.68%) ITIL
12 29 (13.68%) VMware
12 29 (13.68%) Windows Server
13 25 (11.79%) Finance
14 24 (11.32%) Wireless
14 24 (11.32%) CheckPoint
14 24 (11.32%) CCIE
15 23 (10.85%) Telecoms
16 22 (10.38%) Network Monitoring
16 22 (10.38%) Cisco IOS
16 22 (10.38%) Network Security
16 22 (10.38%) Microsoft Certification
17 21 (9.91%) CCSP
17 21 (9.91%) CCIP
17 21 (9.91%) Network Design
17 21 (9.91%) Network Planning
17 21 (9.91%) Network Management
17 21 (9.91%) SaaS

Data Centre Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (1.42%) IIS
1 3 (1.42%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (0.94%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.47%) Apache
3 1 (0.47%) nginx
3 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (8.02%) MS Office
2 6 (2.83%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (6.60%) assyst
2 1 (0.47%) Magento
2 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (9.91%) SaaS
2 11 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.42%) Office 365
6 2 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 38 (17.92%) Cisco Nexus
2 36 (16.98%) Firewall
3 24 (11.32%) Wireless
4 22 (10.38%) Cisco IOS
4 22 (10.38%) Network Security
5 19 (8.96%) LAN
5 19 (8.96%) VPN
6 18 (8.49%) WAN
7 13 (6.13%) IPv4
7 13 (6.13%) IPv6
8 10 (4.72%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (4.72%) Structured Cabling
9 9 (4.25%) SAN
10 8 (3.77%) BGP
11 7 (3.30%) TCP/IP
12 6 (2.83%) Internet
12 6 (2.83%) OSPF
13 4 (1.89%) HSRP
13 4 (1.89%) VRRP
14 3 (1.42%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.55%) Cognos Impromptu
2 4 (1.89%) GIS
3 3 (1.42%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.94%) MySQL
General
1 25 (11.79%) Finance
2 23 (10.85%) Telecoms
3 17 (8.02%) Retail
4 9 (4.25%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.83%) Banking
6 5 (2.36%) Publishing
7 4 (1.89%) Law
8 2 (0.94%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.47%) German Language
Miscellaneous
1 212 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (1.89%) Hedge funds
4 3 (1.42%) Driving Licence
5 2 (0.94%) Blackberry
5 2 (0.94%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.94%) EMC VNX
5 2 (0.94%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.94%) Public Cloud
5 2 (0.94%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.47%) CMDB
6 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.47%) Fintech
6 1 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.47%) Spread Betting
6 1 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 59 (27.83%) Windows
2 49 (23.11%) Linux
3 30 (14.15%) Unix
4 29 (13.68%) Windows Server
5 14 (6.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (3.30%) AIX
7 7 (3.30%) Windows 7
8 5 (2.36%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.89%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.94%) CentOS
12 1 (0.47%) Debian
12 1 (0.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (13.68%) ITIL
2 22 (10.38%) Network Monitoring
3 21 (9.91%) Network Architecture
3 21 (9.91%) Network Design
3 21 (9.91%) Network Management
3 21 (9.91%) Network Planning
4 18 (8.49%) Service Delivery
5 17 (8.02%) Change Management
5 17 (8.02%) Process Improvement
5 17 (8.02%) Service Management
6 16 (7.55%) Capacity Planning
7 15 (7.08%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (5.66%) Presales
9 11 (5.19%) Data Centre Operations
10 10 (4.72%) Asset Management
11 8 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (3.77%) DNA
11 8 (3.77%) Service Design
12 6 (2.83%) CRM
13 4 (1.89%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.25%) SQL
2 6 (2.83%) Python
3 5 (2.36%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.47%) C
4 1 (0.47%) Perl
4 1 (0.47%) PHP
4 1 (0.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 50 (23.58%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (18.87%) CCNA
3 37 (17.45%) CCNP
4 24 (11.32%) CCIE
5 22 (10.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (9.91%) CCIP
6 21 (9.91%) CCSP
7 14 (6.60%) Security Cleared
8 11 (5.19%) SC Cleared
9 10 (4.72%) MCSA
10 9 (4.25%) HND
11 8 (3.77%) CCA
11 8 (3.77%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (3.77%) MCSE
11 8 (3.77%) VCP5
12 6 (2.83%) Degree
12 6 (2.83%) MCITP
13 5 (2.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (1.42%) A+ Certification
14 3 (1.42%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (17.92%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (7.08%) Active Directory
3 11 (5.19%) vSphere
3 11 (5.19%) XenApp
4 8 (3.77%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.77%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.94%) Firmware
6 1 (0.47%) KVM
6 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.47%) Varnish
6 1 (0.47%) vCloud
6 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.47%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (8.96%) SCCM
2 17 (8.02%) SCOM
3 14 (6.60%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.42%) cPanel
4 3 (1.42%) Nagios
4 3 (1.42%) Plesk
Vendors
1 85 (40.09%) Cisco
2 31 (14.62%) Dell
3 29 (13.68%) VMware
4 24 (11.32%) CheckPoint
5 19 (8.96%) HP
6 18 (8.49%) Microsoft
7 17 (8.02%) Juniper
8 16 (7.55%) NetApp
9 12 (5.66%) Citrix
9 12 (5.66%) IBM
10 11 (5.19%) Fortinet
11 10 (4.72%) EMC
12 8 (3.77%) Huawei
12 8 (3.77%) Oracle
12 8 (3.77%) Palo Alto
12 8 (3.77%) Sun
13 6 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (2.36%) Remedy
15 4 (1.89%) Arista
15 4 (1.89%) SolarWinds
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