Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Data Centre Engineer was £34,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1017 976 1095
Rank change year-on-year -41 +119 +81
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Centre Engineer 160 248 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.089% 0.13% 0.100%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.14% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 118 195 225
UK median annual salary £34,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.43% -12.50% -2.44%
10th Percentile £19,788 £21,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £61,250 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,000 £33,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year -4.48% -11.84% -1.30%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Data Centre Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Data Centre Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Data Centre Engineer in the UK

Data Centre Engineer
Top 15 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
England -57 156 £35,000 - 4
UK excluding London +14 111 £32,000 -4.48% 3
London -34 48 £45,000 +23.29% 1
South East +12 34 £35,000 +2.94% 1
Midlands +22 30 £25,000 -37.50%
East of England +3 22 £45,000 +20.00% 1
East Midlands +51 17 £21,750 -45.63%
South West -5 14 £20,000 -27.93%
West Midlands +2 13 £36,250 -27.50%
North of England -10 9 £42,500 +63.46% 1
North West -25 7 £42,500 -5.56% 1
Scotland -6 2 £32,750 +7.16%
Yorkshire +33 1 - -
North East -1 1 £27,500 +11.11%
Wales - 1 £31,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 160 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 48 (30.00%) Windows
3 39 (24.38%) Cisco
4 34 (21.25%) Microsoft
5 33 (20.63%) SLA
5 33 (20.63%) Linux
6 30 (18.75%) MPLS
7 26 (16.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (15.00%) ITIL
9 23 (14.38%) Change Management
9 23 (14.38%) Finance
9 23 (14.38%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (13.75%) Microsoft Office
10 22 (13.75%) Unix
11 21 (13.13%) Firewall
12 20 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
13 19 (11.88%) Data Centre Operations
14 18 (11.25%) MCSA
15 17 (10.63%) Network Design
15 17 (10.63%) SCCM
15 17 (10.63%) Driving Licence
15 17 (10.63%) Break/Fix
16 16 (10.00%) F5
16 16 (10.00%) VPN
16 16 (10.00%) Active Directory
17 15 (9.38%) Capacity Planning
17 15 (9.38%) Network Security
17 15 (9.38%) Degree
18 14 (8.75%) Computer Science
18 14 (8.75%) SCOM

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 4 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (1.88%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.25%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.63%) Apache
4 1 (0.63%) IIS
4 1 (0.63%) MTS
Applications
1 22 (13.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (6.88%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.25%) Office 365
3 2 (1.25%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.63%) IaaS
4 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (18.75%) MPLS
2 21 (13.13%) Firewall
3 20 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
4 16 (10.00%) VPN
5 15 (9.38%) Network Security
6 14 (8.75%) BGP
7 13 (8.13%) OSPF
7 13 (8.13%) SAN
8 10 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (5.63%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (5.63%) IPv4
9 9 (5.63%) IPv6
10 8 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (4.38%) VLAN
11 7 (4.38%) WAN
12 6 (3.75%) DWDM
13 5 (3.13%) Cisco Wireless
13 5 (3.13%) LAN
13 5 (3.13%) VPLS
13 5 (3.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.63%) Cognos Impromptu
2 5 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
General
1 23 (14.38%) Finance
2 9 (5.63%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.25%) Electronics
4 2 (1.25%) Marketing
4 2 (1.25%) Retail
5 1 (0.63%) Banking
5 1 (0.63%) German Language
Miscellaneous
1 160 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 17 (10.63%) Driving Licence
3 14 (8.75%) Computer Science
4 13 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.13%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.88%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.25%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.63%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 48 (30.00%) Windows
2 33 (20.63%) Linux
3 22 (13.75%) Unix
4 12 (7.50%) Windows Server
5 8 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.25%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.25%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.63%) CentOS
7 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (15.00%) ITIL
2 23 (14.38%) Change Management
3 19 (11.88%) Data Centre Operations
4 17 (10.63%) Break/Fix
4 17 (10.63%) Network Design
5 15 (9.38%) Capacity Planning
6 14 (8.75%) Service Delivery
7 13 (8.13%) Service Management
8 12 (7.50%) Analytical Thinking
9 11 (6.88%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (6.88%) Process Improvement
10 10 (6.25%) E-Commerce
11 9 (5.63%) Proprietary Trading
12 8 (5.00%) Change Control
12 8 (5.00%) Migration
13 6 (3.75%) Network Management
13 6 (3.75%) Proactive Management
14 5 (3.13%) Asset Management
14 5 (3.13%) Proactive Monitoring
14 5 (3.13%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.38%) PowerShell
1 7 (4.38%) SQL
2 4 (2.50%) Python
3 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 26 (16.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (14.38%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (11.25%) MCSA
4 15 (9.38%) Degree
5 13 (8.13%) CCNA
5 13 (8.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (8.13%) SC Cleared
5 13 (8.13%) Security Cleared
6 9 (5.63%) A+ Certification
6 9 (5.63%) MCSE
7 8 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (5.00%) CCIE
7 8 (5.00%) GNVQ
7 8 (5.00%) HND
8 6 (3.75%) MCP
9 5 (3.13%) CCNP
9 5 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (2.50%) CCA
10 4 (2.50%) RHCT
10 4 (2.50%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (20.63%) SLA
2 12 (7.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.75%) vSphere
4 5 (3.13%) Firmware
4 5 (3.13%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.13%) XenApp
5 4 (2.50%) VMware Server
5 4 (2.50%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.63%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.63%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (10.63%) SCCM
2 14 (8.75%) SCOM
3 11 (6.88%) Tivoli
4 7 (4.38%) Nagios
5 6 (3.75%) ServiceCenter
6 5 (3.13%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.63%) Ansible
7 1 (0.63%) Cacti
7 1 (0.63%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 39 (24.38%) Cisco
2 34 (21.25%) Microsoft
3 16 (10.00%) F5
4 13 (8.13%) Remedy
4 13 (8.13%) VMware
5 12 (7.50%) HP
6 11 (6.88%) Dell
7 10 (6.25%) Riverbed
8 8 (5.00%) EMC
8 8 (5.00%) Meraki
9 5 (3.13%) Citrix
10 3 (1.88%) NetApp
10 3 (1.88%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.88%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.25%) McAfee
11 2 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.25%) SAP
12 1 (0.63%) IBM
12 1 (0.63%) Intel
12 1 (0.63%) Juniper