Period
to 25 June 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Centre in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Centre over the 6 months to 25 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK
6 months to
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 182 126 127
Rank change year-on-year -56 +1 -5
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 1,978 2,073 3,991
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.87% 2.59% 2.77%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.03% 7.44% 7.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,475 1,609 3,036
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £27,821
25th Percentile £42,000 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +2.80%
75th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £70,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 39,290 27,873 49,981
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.21% 34.80% 34.65%
Number of salaries quoted 24,235 22,077 38,204
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £53,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +3.77% +6.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,600 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Data Centre as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in the UK

Data Centre
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Data Centre.

Salary trend for Data Centre in the UK

Data Centre
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Centre over the 6 months to 25 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Data Centre in the UK

Data Centre
Top 18 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 25 June 2021. 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 -60 1,740 £55,000 -4.35% 352
UK excluding London -43 1,208 £50,000 - 253
London -73 632 £65,000 - 111
Work from Home -90 393 £55,000 -12.00% 73
South East -36 385 £52,500 -2.78% 70
North of England -47 268 £47,500 +5.56% 62
Midlands -34 232 £50,000 +11.11% 52
West Midlands -37 164 £47,500 +7.95% 31
North West -13 146 £45,000 -10.00% 38
South West -40 140 £55,000 +2.23% 28
Yorkshire -44 111 £47,500 +5.56% 16
East of England -16 81 £55,000 +10.00% 27
Scotland -29 78 £55,000 +22.22% 5
East Midlands -26 68 £50,000 +11.11% 21
North East -19 17 £40,000 +6.67% 8
Wales -3 16 £37,500 -18.48% 8
Isle of Man - 12 - -
Northern Ireland -23 11 £30,000 -51.02% 1

For the 6 months to 25 June 2021, 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 with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 719 (36.35%) Azure
2 658 (33.27%) Microsoft
3 599 (30.28%) VMware
4 593 (29.98%) Windows
5 565 (28.56%) Cisco
6 486 (24.57%) Firewall
7 447 (22.60%) AWS
7 447 (22.60%) VMware Infrastructure
8 443 (22.40%) Linux
9 427 (21.59%) Active Directory
10 424 (21.44%) Social Skills
11 344 (17.39%) Windows Server
12 343 (17.34%) DevOps
13 318 (16.08%) WAN
14 306 (15.47%) Agile Software Development
15 304 (15.37%) Python
16 303 (15.32%) ITIL
16 303 (15.32%) LAN
16 303 (15.32%) Finance
17 297 (15.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 295 (14.91%) Public Cloud
19 288 (14.56%) Microsoft 365
20 283 (14.31%) Kubernetes
21 278 (14.05%) Cisco Certification
22 269 (13.60%) Docker
23 262 (13.25%) Degree
24 260 (13.14%) PowerShell
25 258 (13.04%) SQL
26 254 (12.84%) Problem-Solving
27 251 (12.69%) Migration

Data Centre
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
1 116 (5.86%) SharePoint
2 79 (3.99%) IIS
3 77 (3.89%) MS Exchange
4 46 (2.33%) Apache
5 40 (2.02%) nginx
6 34 (1.72%) Tomcat
7 30 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
8 28 (1.42%) OpenStack
9 21 (1.06%) Confluence
10 20 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
11 18 (0.91%) Skype for Business
12 13 (0.66%) ejabberd
12 13 (0.66%) SAS
13 12 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
14 11 (0.56%) Apache Spark
14 11 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 10 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
15 10 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
16 8 (0.40%) WebLogic
16 8 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 59 (2.98%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.30%) Simulink
7 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.15%) EngageOne
9 2 (0.10%) InDesign
9 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.25%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.15%) Staffware
3 3 (0.15%) Workfront
4 2 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.10%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.051%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 719 (36.35%) Azure
2 447 (22.60%) AWS
3 288 (14.56%) Microsoft 365
4 220 (11.12%) IaaS
5 212 (10.72%) SaaS
6 187 (9.45%) PaaS
7 148 (7.48%) GCP
8 99 (5.01%) Azure Active Directory
9 64 (3.24%) Cloud Computing
10 41 (2.07%) GitHub
11 40 (2.02%) OpenShift
12 28 (1.42%) OneDrive
13 26 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 25 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
15 24 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
15 24 (1.21%) Serverless
16 21 (1.06%) Power Platform
17 14 (0.71%) Amazon EKS
17 14 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
17 14 (0.71%) Azure App Service
Communications & Networking
1 486 (24.57%) Firewall
2 318 (16.08%) WAN
3 303 (15.32%) LAN
4 239 (12.08%) DNS
5 170 (8.59%) Network Security
6 163 (8.24%) SAN
7 158 (7.99%) VPN
8 157 (7.94%) Internet
8 157 (7.94%) TCP/IP
9 138 (6.98%) MPLS
10 134 (6.77%) BGP
11 130 (6.57%) DHCP
12 129 (6.52%) Wireless
13 101 (5.11%) SD-WAN
14 99 (5.01%) OSPF
15 91 (4.60%) VLAN
16 84 (4.25%) Cisco ASA
17 75 (3.79%) Cisco Nexus
18 71 (3.59%) Wi-Fi
19 70 (3.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (11.07%) SQL Server
2 65 (3.29%) MySQL
3 62 (3.13%) NoSQL
4 61 (3.08%) Big Data
5 54 (2.73%) MongoDB
6 37 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
7 24 (1.21%) Relational Database
8 21 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
8 21 (1.06%) Power BI
9 20 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
10 18 (0.91%) Hadoop
11 17 (0.86%) Tableau
12 15 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
14 13 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
15 11 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 11 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
16 9 (0.46%) MariaDB
16 9 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
16 9 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 133 (6.72%) Jenkins
2 93 (4.70%) Git (software)
3 32 (1.62%) Maven
4 28 (1.42%) TeamCity
5 26 (1.31%) JIRA
6 25 (1.26%) Visual Studio
7 23 (1.16%) GitLab
8 20 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
9 16 (0.81%) Bitbucket
10 15 (0.76%) Selenium
11 14 (0.71%) Cucumber
11 14 (0.71%) Postman
12 13 (0.66%) Artifactory
12 13 (0.66%) SoapUI
13 10 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
14 9 (0.46%) GDB
14 9 (0.46%) Vagrant
14 9 (0.46%) Valgrind
15 8 (0.40%) webpack
16 6 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 424 (21.44%) Social Skills
2 303 (15.32%) Finance
3 171 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
4 153 (7.74%) Telecoms
5 77 (3.89%) Public Sector
5 77 (3.89%) Retail
6 71 (3.59%) Presentation Skills
7 68 (3.44%) Marketing
8 65 (3.29%) Banking
9 52 (2.63%) Organisational Skills
10 46 (2.33%) Law
11 40 (2.02%) Manufacturing
12 37 (1.87%) Public Speaking
13 35 (1.77%) Documentation Skills
14 33 (1.67%) Games
15 29 (1.47%) Influencing Skills
16 25 (1.26%) Electronics
17 23 (1.16%) Billing
17 23 (1.16%) Financial Institution
17 23 (1.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 269 (13.60%) Architect
2 261 (13.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 243 (12.29%) Network Engineer
4 137 (6.93%) Analyst
5 116 (5.86%) Consultant
6 96 (4.85%) Cloud Engineer
7 92 (4.65%) Infrastructure Architect
8 82 (4.15%) Infrastructure Manager
9 73 (3.69%) Developer
10 70 (3.54%) DevOps Engineer
11 68 (3.44%) IT Manager
11 68 (3.44%) Senior Network Engineer
12 67 (3.39%) Support Engineer
13 60 (3.03%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
13 60 (3.03%) IT Engineer
13 60 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
14 58 (2.93%) Cloud Architect
15 57 (2.88%) Azure Engineer
15 57 (2.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 55 (2.78%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (3.84%) React
2 62 (3.13%) Web Services
3 55 (2.78%) .NET
4 47 (2.38%) REST
5 43 (2.17%) Node.js
6 41 (2.07%) Kafka
7 36 (1.82%) JSON
8 31 (1.57%) .NET Core
9 30 (1.52%) AngularJS
10 25 (1.26%) Spring
11 24 (1.21%) CGI
12 23 (1.16%) HTML
12 23 (1.16%) XML
13 22 (1.11%) Spring Boot
14 16 (0.81%) 802.1X
14 16 (0.81%) CSS
14 16 (0.81%) Elastic Stack
15 15 (0.76%) LAMP
15 15 (0.76%) LAPP Stack
15 15 (0.76%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 295 (14.91%) Public Cloud
2 111 (5.61%) Hybrid Cloud
3 92 (4.65%) Private Cloud
4 76 (3.84%) Self-Motivation
5 72 (3.64%) Management Information System
6 68 (3.44%) Data Structures
7 42 (2.12%) Enterprise Storage
8 38 (1.92%) Algorithms
8 38 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
8 38 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
8 38 (1.92%) PKI
9 37 (1.87%) Clustering
10 36 (1.82%) Driving Licence
11 32 (1.62%) Mobile App
11 32 (1.62%) Replication
12 31 (1.57%) Fibre Optics
13 30 (1.52%) Virtual Team
14 29 (1.47%) Cloud Native
15 27 (1.37%) EPoS
16 26 (1.31%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 593 (29.98%) Windows
2 443 (22.40%) Linux
3 344 (17.39%) Windows Server
4 87 (4.40%) Unix
5 81 (4.10%) Windows Server 2016
6 79 (3.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 71 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 64 (3.24%) Windows Server 2019
9 60 (3.03%) Windows 10
10 52 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 49 (2.48%) CentOS
12 26 (1.31%) Windows 7
13 25 (1.26%) Debian
14 24 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
15 22 (1.11%) Android
16 19 (0.96%) AIX
17 17 (0.86%) Ubuntu
18 10 (0.51%) HPUX
19 9 (0.46%) Mac OS X
19 9 (0.46%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (17.34%) DevOps
2 306 (15.47%) Agile Software Development
3 303 (15.32%) ITIL
4 297 (15.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 254 (12.84%) Problem-Solving
6 251 (12.69%) Migration
7 204 (10.31%) Project Management
8 185 (9.35%) Mentoring
9 166 (8.39%) Project Delivery
10 162 (8.19%) Computer Science
11 155 (7.84%) Presales
12 150 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
13 124 (6.27%) Service Delivery
14 123 (6.22%) Infrastructure as Code
15 122 (6.17%) Load Balancing
16 116 (5.86%) Information Security
17 112 (5.66%) Analytics
18 107 (5.41%) Microservices
19 103 (5.21%) Configuration Management
20 95 (4.80%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 304 (15.37%) Python
2 260 (13.14%) PowerShell
3 258 (13.04%) SQL
4 171 (8.65%) Java
5 128 (6.47%) Bash Shell
6 91 (4.60%) JavaScript
7 77 (3.89%) Go
8 70 (3.54%) C#
9 69 (3.49%) C
9 69 (3.49%) Perl
10 63 (3.19%) TypeScript
11 50 (2.53%) PHP
12 39 (1.97%) C++
13 37 (1.87%) Shell Script
14 34 (1.72%) Ruby
15 21 (1.06%) VB
16 15 (0.76%) T-SQL
17 10 (0.51%) MATLAB
18 9 (0.46%) VB.NET
18 9 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 278 (14.05%) Cisco Certification
2 262 (13.25%) Degree
3 194 (9.81%) CCNP
4 162 (8.19%) Security Cleared
5 145 (7.33%) CCNA
6 126 (6.37%) SC Cleared
7 112 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
8 111 (5.61%) Computer Science Degree
9 82 (4.15%) MCSE
10 75 (3.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 73 (3.69%) CCIE
12 49 (2.48%) Master's Degree
13 43 (2.17%) MCSA
14 42 (2.12%) DV Cleared
15 29 (1.47%) MCP
16 27 (1.37%) CISSP
16 27 (1.37%) JNCIA
17 19 (0.96%) CISM
18 17 (0.86%) CISA
18 17 (0.86%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (6.02%) SLA
2 31 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 20 (1.01%) NIST
5 19 (0.96%) QA
6 13 (0.66%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.35%) GDPR
7 7 (0.35%) OASIS TOSCA
8 6 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 5 (0.25%) Accessibility
9 5 (0.25%) NCSC
10 4 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.20%) GRC
10 4 (0.20%) PMO
11 2 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.10%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.051%) BS25999
12 1 (0.051%) COBIT
12 1 (0.051%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 447 (22.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 427 (21.59%) Active Directory
3 269 (13.60%) Docker
4 167 (8.44%) Hyper-V
5 105 (5.31%) vSphere
6 62 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
7 45 (2.28%) VMware NSX
8 43 (2.17%) KVM
9 42 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
10 39 (1.97%) XenDesktop
11 37 (1.87%) XenApp
12 29 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
13 25 (1.26%) Virtual Servers
14 19 (0.96%) Firmware
14 19 (0.96%) iptables
14 19 (0.96%) QEMU
15 15 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 13 (0.66%) Kamailio
16 13 (0.66%) Postfix
17 7 (0.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 283 (14.31%) Kubernetes
2 201 (10.16%) Ansible
3 145 (7.33%) Terraform
4 130 (6.57%) SCCM
5 99 (5.01%) Puppet
6 52 (2.63%) ZABBIX
7 49 (2.48%) Microsoft Intune
7 49 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
8 48 (2.43%) HAProxy
9 43 (2.17%) vCenter Server
10 35 (1.77%) FortiGate
11 32 (1.62%) SCOM
11 32 (1.62%) vRealize
12 30 (1.52%) SCVMM
13 23 (1.16%) Galera Cluster
14 22 (1.11%) Microsoft Clustering
15 20 (1.01%) Nagios
16 18 (0.91%) Failover Clustering
16 18 (0.91%) SCOrch
17 17 (0.86%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 658 (33.27%) Microsoft
2 599 (30.28%) VMware
3 565 (28.56%) Cisco
4 172 (8.70%) Citrix
5 141 (7.13%) Juniper
6 135 (6.83%) HP
7 121 (6.12%) Oracle
8 106 (5.36%) F5
8 106 (5.36%) Palo Alto
9 104 (5.26%) Dell
10 93 (4.70%) Red Hat
11 91 (4.60%) Google
12 84 (4.25%) CheckPoint
12 84 (4.25%) NetApp
12 84 (4.25%) Veeam
13 73 (3.69%) IBM
14 72 (3.64%) EMC
15 70 (3.54%) SolarWinds
16 64 (3.24%) ServiceNow
17 60 (3.03%) Fortinet