Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 162 125 124
Rank change year-on-year -37 -1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 1,293 3,295 4,153
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.03% 2.63% 2.78%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.30% 6.83% 7.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1,261 2,791 3,083
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £36,750 £31,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,750 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.50% - -

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 24,417 48,266 59,193
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.41% 38.50% 39.57%
Number of salaries quoted 19,047 37,500 45,663
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +4.65%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -45 1,163 £60,000 +4.35% 253
UK excluding London -38 739 £53,750 +7.50% 195
London -18 466 £75,000 +15.38% 81
South East -6 272 £60,000 +8.11% 48
Work from Home -48 248 £65,000 +4.00% 34
North of England -6 180 £47,500 +5.56% 48
North West +27 121 £45,000 +5.88% 25
Midlands -77 103 £42,500 -19.05% 40
South West -2 72 £47,500 -5.00% 15
West Midlands -64 72 £42,500 -19.05% 31
East of England -1 62 £57,500 +27.78% 17
Yorkshire -44 47 £55,000 +15.79% 11
Scotland +4 36 £58,500 +30.00% 16
East Midlands -28 30 £42,500 -10.53% 9
Wales +26 16 £45,000 -7.22% 6
North East +18 14 £55,000 +32.53% 12
Northern Ireland +6 2 £42,500 -34.62% 5
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 476 (36.81%) VMware
2 414 (32.02%) Microsoft
3 412 (31.86%) Azure
4 367 (28.38%) Windows
5 322 (24.90%) Cisco
6 314 (24.28%) VMware Infrastructure
7 293 (22.66%) AWS
8 274 (21.19%) Linux
9 267 (20.65%) Firewall
10 259 (20.03%) Active Directory
11 239 (18.48%) WAN
12 230 (17.79%) Cisco Certification
13 223 (17.25%) Finance
14 221 (17.09%) ITIL
15 219 (16.94%) DevOps
16 208 (16.09%) Windows Server
17 204 (15.78%) Migration
18 189 (14.62%) PowerShell
19 188 (14.54%) Office 365
19 188 (14.54%) DNS
20 185 (14.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 175 (13.53%) LAN
22 158 (12.22%) Hyper-V
23 155 (11.99%) Python
23 155 (11.99%) Ansible
24 154 (11.91%) Public Cloud
25 151 (11.68%) SQL
26 146 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
27 143 (11.06%) SAN
28 141 (10.90%) Problem-Solving

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 45 (3.48%) MS Exchange
2 42 (3.25%) SharePoint
3 30 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
4 29 (2.24%) Apache
5 20 (1.55%) Skype for Business
6 16 (1.24%) Tomcat
7 15 (1.16%) IIS
8 14 (1.08%) Apache Spark
8 14 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
9 13 (1.01%) OpenStack
10 12 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
11 11 (0.85%) Confluence
11 11 (0.85%) WordPress
12 10 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
13 4 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.31%) Luigi
13 4 (0.31%) nginx
14 3 (0.23%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 53 (4.10%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.24%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.15%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.15%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.077%) Revit
Business Applications
1 11 (0.85%) Workfront
2 5 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.077%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.077%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.077%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 412 (31.86%) Azure
2 293 (22.66%) AWS
3 188 (14.54%) Office 365
4 127 (9.82%) IaaS
5 115 (8.89%) PaaS
6 101 (7.81%) SaaS
7 70 (5.41%) GCP
8 51 (3.94%) Azure Active Directory
9 28 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
10 20 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
10 20 (1.55%) OpenShift
11 19 (1.47%) Serverless
12 18 (1.39%) GitHub
13 13 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
14 11 (0.85%) Amazon S3
14 11 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 10 (0.77%) Power Platform
16 8 (0.62%) Mimecast
17 7 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
18 6 (0.46%) BPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 267 (20.65%) Firewall
2 239 (18.48%) WAN
3 188 (14.54%) DNS
4 175 (13.53%) LAN
5 143 (11.06%) SAN
6 121 (9.36%) TCP/IP
7 119 (9.20%) BGP
8 115 (8.89%) Network Security
9 112 (8.66%) OSPF
10 103 (7.97%) VPN
11 99 (7.66%) DHCP
12 95 (7.35%) Wireless
13 80 (6.19%) MPLS
14 78 (6.03%) Cisco ASA
15 76 (5.88%) VLAN
16 56 (4.33%) Cisco Nexus
17 54 (4.18%) Internet
18 53 (4.10%) Wi-Fi
19 40 (3.09%) VoIP
20 39 (3.02%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (9.90%) SQL Server
2 41 (3.17%) Big Data
3 30 (2.32%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (1.78%) MySQL
5 22 (1.70%) Amazon RDS
5 22 (1.70%) Hadoop
6 19 (1.47%) NoSQL
7 18 (1.39%) MongoDB
8 15 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (1.16%) MariaDB
9 14 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
10 12 (0.93%) Relational Database
11 10 (0.77%) Power BI
12 7 (0.54%) Blockchain
12 7 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.46%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.46%) Oracle Database 12c
13 6 (0.46%) Redis
14 5 (0.39%) HBase
Development Applications
1 74 (5.72%) Jenkins
2 31 (2.40%) Git (software)
3 17 (1.31%) JIRA
4 16 (1.24%) Bitbucket
5 10 (0.77%) GitLab
5 10 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
6 7 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (0.46%) Ant
7 6 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (0.46%) Gradle
7 6 (0.46%) Maven
8 5 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.31%) JUnit
9 4 (0.31%) Selenium
9 4 (0.31%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.23%) JMeter
10 3 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.23%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.23%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.15%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 223 (17.25%) Finance
2 109 (8.43%) Telecoms
3 67 (5.18%) Banking
4 49 (3.79%) Public Sector
5 32 (2.47%) Marketing
6 30 (2.32%) Retail
7 26 (2.01%) Law
8 16 (1.24%) Electronics
9 15 (1.16%) Advertising
10 14 (1.08%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.93%) Games
11 12 (0.93%) Publishing
12 9 (0.70%) Front Office
13 8 (0.62%) Digital Economy
13 8 (0.62%) Legal
13 8 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.62%) Police
14 7 (0.54%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.54%) Back Office
14 7 (0.54%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 164 (12.68%) Network Engineer
2 152 (11.76%) Architect
3 147 (11.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 126 (9.74%) Consultant
5 76 (5.88%) Analyst
6 64 (4.95%) Senior Network Engineer
7 54 (4.18%) DevOps Engineer
8 53 (4.10%) Linux Engineer
9 48 (3.71%) Support Engineer
10 47 (3.63%) IT Manager
11 44 (3.40%) Network Architect
12 42 (3.25%) Cloud Engineer
13 41 (3.17%) Infrastructure Manager
14 40 (3.09%) IT Engineer
15 38 (2.94%) Infrastructure Architect
16 36 (2.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 35 (2.71%) Systems Administrator
18 34 (2.63%) Azure Engineer
18 34 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
19 33 (2.55%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (2.32%) Web Services
2 21 (1.62%) JSON
2 21 (1.62%) LDAP
3 15 (1.16%) .NET
3 15 (1.16%) Kafka
4 14 (1.08%) Middleware
5 11 (0.85%) LAMP
5 11 (0.85%) LAPP Stack
5 11 (0.85%) REST
6 10 (0.77%) React
7 9 (0.70%) 802.1X
7 9 (0.70%) Vert.x
8 8 (0.62%) Apache Thrift
8 8 (0.62%) FIX Protocol
8 8 (0.62%) JMS
8 8 (0.62%) Spring
9 7 (0.54%) Elastic Stack
10 6 (0.46%) .NET Core
10 6 (0.46%) Gherkin
11 5 (0.39%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 154 (11.91%) Public Cloud
2 94 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
3 78 (6.03%) Hybrid Cloud
4 74 (5.72%) Private Cloud
5 55 (4.25%) Management Information System
6 28 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
7 22 (1.70%) Driving Licence
7 22 (1.70%) Enterprise Cloud
7 22 (1.70%) Replication
8 21 (1.62%) Virtual Team
9 19 (1.47%) Clustering
10 18 (1.39%) Mobile App
10 18 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
11 16 (1.24%) CMDB
11 16 (1.24%) Enterprise Storage
12 14 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (1.08%) Fat Client
12 14 (1.08%) Thin Client
13 13 (1.01%) PKI
14 12 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 367 (28.38%) Windows
2 274 (21.19%) Linux
3 208 (16.09%) Windows Server
4 71 (5.49%) Windows Server 2016
5 57 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 50 (3.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 47 (3.63%) Windows Server 2019
8 42 (3.25%) Unix
9 41 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 38 (2.94%) Windows 10
11 36 (2.78%) CentOS
12 27 (2.09%) Windows 7
13 16 (1.24%) Fedora
14 12 (0.93%) VMS
15 11 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.46%) Solaris
17 4 (0.31%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.31%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.23%) Apple iOS
18 3 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (17.09%) ITIL
2 219 (16.94%) DevOps
3 204 (15.78%) Migration
4 185 (14.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 146 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
6 141 (10.90%) Problem-Solving
7 123 (9.51%) Project Management
8 120 (9.28%) Disaster Recovery
9 114 (8.82%) Project Delivery
10 108 (8.35%) Service Delivery
11 105 (8.12%) Presales
12 77 (5.96%) Mentoring
13 73 (5.65%) Change Management
14 70 (5.41%) Infrastructure as Code
15 65 (5.03%) PRINCE2
16 64 (4.95%) Service Management
17 62 (4.80%) Information Security
18 59 (4.56%) Configuration Management
19 57 (4.41%) Cybersecurity
19 57 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 189 (14.62%) PowerShell
2 155 (11.99%) Python
3 151 (11.68%) SQL
4 56 (4.33%) Java
5 51 (3.94%) Bash Shell
6 44 (3.40%) Shell Script
7 22 (1.70%) Perl
8 19 (1.47%) C
9 18 (1.39%) C#
10 17 (1.31%) Ruby
11 14 (1.08%) C++
12 13 (1.01%) Go
13 11 (0.85%) PHP
14 10 (0.77%) JavaScript
14 10 (0.77%) R
15 8 (0.62%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.54%) Clojure
17 4 (0.31%) Scala
18 3 (0.23%) AWK
18 3 (0.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 230 (17.79%) Cisco Certification
2 139 (10.75%) CCNP
3 119 (9.20%) Degree
4 118 (9.13%) Security Cleared
5 105 (8.12%) SC Cleared
6 104 (8.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 101 (7.81%) CCNA
8 66 (5.10%) CCIE
9 51 (3.94%) MCSE
10 41 (3.17%) MCSA
10 41 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 31 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
12 28 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
12 28 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
13 27 (2.09%) CISSP
14 22 (1.70%) MCITP
15 20 (1.55%) RHCE
16 18 (1.39%) DV Cleared
17 17 (1.31%) AWS Certification
17 17 (1.31%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (5.49%) SLA
2 29 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.62%) GDPR
4 9 (0.70%) BS25999
4 9 (0.70%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 9 (0.70%) QA
5 7 (0.54%) NIST
5 7 (0.54%) OASIS TOSCA
5 7 (0.54%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.46%) PMO
7 5 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.23%) COBIT
9 3 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.15%) ITGC
10 2 (0.15%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.077%) NCSC
11 1 (0.077%) SAS 70
System Software
1 314 (24.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 259 (20.03%) Active Directory
3 158 (12.22%) Hyper-V
4 102 (7.89%) Docker
5 78 (6.03%) vSphere
6 44 (3.40%) VMware ESXi
7 39 (3.02%) XenDesktop
8 37 (2.86%) XenApp
9 34 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
10 33 (2.55%) VMware NSX
11 32 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
12 25 (1.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 24 (1.86%) KVM
14 18 (1.39%) vCloud
15 17 (1.31%) Virtual Desktop
16 16 (1.24%) Firmware
17 12 (0.93%) Xen
18 10 (0.77%) DFS Replication
19 7 (0.54%) NFS
20 5 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 155 (11.99%) Ansible
2 125 (9.67%) SCCM
3 109 (8.43%) Kubernetes
4 93 (7.19%) Terraform
5 82 (6.34%) Puppet
6 72 (5.57%) Microsoft Intune
7 51 (3.94%) vCenter Server
8 41 (3.17%) vRealize
9 38 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
10 34 (2.63%) NetBackup
11 31 (2.40%) SCVMM
12 27 (2.09%) SCOM
13 23 (1.78%) HAProxy
14 19 (1.47%) ZABBIX
15 16 (1.24%) Grafana
15 16 (1.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 16 (1.24%) WSUS
16 15 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
17 12 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
17 12 (0.93%) Nagios
Vendors
1 476 (36.81%) VMware
2 414 (32.02%) Microsoft
3 322 (24.90%) Cisco
4 115 (8.89%) Citrix
5 95 (7.35%) F5
6 91 (7.04%) Dell
7 81 (6.26%) HP
8 74 (5.72%) Red Hat
9 70 (5.41%) EMC
9 70 (5.41%) Juniper
10 62 (4.80%) Palo Alto
10 62 (4.80%) SolarWinds
11 60 (4.64%) Oracle
12 55 (4.25%) CheckPoint
12 55 (4.25%) Veeam
13 53 (4.10%) Google
14 49 (3.79%) Fortinet
15 45 (3.48%) ServiceNow
16 38 (2.94%) IBM
16 38 (2.94%) Splunk