Period
to 20 September 2018

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 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 135 85
Rank change year-on-year +16 -50 +4
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 4,557 4,528 6,148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.72% 2.56% 3.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.22% 5.76% 7.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3,073 3,401 4,347
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,750 £29,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.89% -5.26% -1.04%

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 73,246 78,652 83,395
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.80% 44.46% 42.74%
Number of salaries quoted 56,604 59,223 68,407
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in the UK

Data Centre
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Data Centre in the UK

Data Centre
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Data Centre in the UK

Data Centre
Top 17 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 September 2018. 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 +15 4,218 £55,000 +4.76% 554
UK excluding London +23 2,842 £49,000 +8.89% 388
London -6 1,542 £62,500 +7.76% 191
Midlands +31 816 £55,000 +22.22% 75
South East -5 779 £50,000 - 126
West Midlands +32 683 £57,500 +21.05% 50
North of England -19 461 £45,000 - 77
East of England +27 385 £50,000 -4.76% 41
South West +64 268 £45,250 +13.13% 45
Yorkshire +24 238 £42,500 -5.56% 31
North West -38 193 £47,500 +11.76% 34
Scotland -11 130 £50,000 +12.36% 19
East Midlands -18 125 £42,500 +6.25% 24
North East -4 30 £58,500 +26.36% 12
Wales -5 29 £43,000 +14.67% 4
Northern Ireland -4 16 £21,000 -47.50% 2
Channel Islands -9 4 £29,500 -9.23%

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, 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 1,486 (32.61%) Cisco
2 1,376 (30.20%) Windows
3 1,362 (29.89%) VMware
4 1,268 (27.83%) Microsoft
5 1,158 (25.41%) ITIL
6 1,057 (23.20%) Firewall
7 993 (21.79%) Microsoft Azure
8 954 (20.93%) Finance
9 921 (20.21%) WAN
9 921 (20.21%) Active Directory
10 896 (19.66%) VMware Infrastructure
11 893 (19.60%) Amazon AWS
12 830 (18.21%) Cisco Certification
13 821 (18.02%) Linux
14 793 (17.40%) LAN
15 724 (15.89%) Windows Server
16 704 (15.45%) Project Management
17 675 (14.81%) Degree
18 590 (12.95%) Presales
19 588 (12.90%) CCNP
20 546 (11.98%) Office 365
21 542 (11.89%) Service Delivery
22 518 (11.37%) VPN
23 498 (10.93%) Agile Software Development
24 496 (10.88%) DevOps
25 492 (10.80%) Wireless
25 492 (10.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 485 (10.64%) Citrix
27 463 (10.16%) CCNA
27 463 (10.16%) 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
1 308 (6.76%) MS Exchange
2 159 (3.49%) SharePoint
3 144 (3.16%) IIS
4 111 (2.44%) OpenStack
5 110 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 105 (2.30%) Skype for Business
7 88 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2013
8 63 (1.38%) Apache
9 49 (1.08%) Tomcat
10 47 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
11 35 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
12 32 (0.70%) IBM Notes
13 30 (0.66%) JBoss
14 28 (0.61%) CMS
15 19 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 16 (0.35%) Confluence
17 15 (0.33%) WebLogic
18 12 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
19 11 (0.24%) nginx
19 11 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 357 (7.83%) Microsoft Office
2 140 (3.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 133 (2.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 92 (2.02%) MS Visio
5 59 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.13%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.066%) Stata
9 2 (0.044%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.044%) Revit
Business Applications
1 17 (0.37%) Concordance
1 17 (0.37%) Relativity
2 10 (0.22%) HFM
3 9 (0.20%) assyst
3 9 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.15%) SAP GRC
5 7 (0.15%) Sentinel
6 6 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
7 5 (0.11%) Hyperion Planning
8 4 (0.088%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.066%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.066%) Veritas eDiscovery
10 2 (0.044%) Magento
10 2 (0.044%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.044%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.044%) Ringtail
10 2 (0.044%) Sage 50
10 2 (0.044%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 993 (21.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 893 (19.60%) Amazon AWS
3 546 (11.98%) Office 365
4 228 (5.00%) IaaS
5 182 (3.99%) SaaS
6 179 (3.93%) Cloud Computing
7 173 (3.80%) PaaS
8 99 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
9 60 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
10 52 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
11 44 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
12 39 (0.86%) Amazon S3
13 34 (0.75%) GitHub
14 32 (0.70%) Mimecast
15 31 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 27 (0.59%) G Suite
17 24 (0.53%) IBM Cloud
18 22 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 16 (0.35%) OneDrive
20 15 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 1,057 (23.20%) Firewall
2 921 (20.21%) WAN
3 793 (17.40%) LAN
4 518 (11.37%) VPN
5 492 (10.80%) Wireless
6 445 (9.77%) DNS
7 391 (8.58%) Network Security
8 357 (7.83%) MPLS
9 344 (7.55%) SAN
10 329 (7.22%) BGP
11 319 (7.00%) OSPF
12 314 (6.89%) Cisco ASA
13 310 (6.80%) Cisco Nexus
14 304 (6.67%) TCP/IP
15 300 (6.58%) DHCP
16 196 (4.30%) VoIP
17 170 (3.73%) Internet
18 162 (3.55%) Unified Communications
19 155 (3.40%) VLAN
20 150 (3.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 289 (6.34%) SQL Server
2 181 (3.97%) Big Data
3 94 (2.06%) MySQL
4 67 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 55 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 47 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
6 47 (1.03%) NoSQL
7 38 (0.83%) Oracle Database
8 37 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
9 35 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 34 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
11 32 (0.70%) Hadoop
12 30 (0.66%) MongoDB
13 29 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
14 28 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
14 28 (0.61%) Oracle Exadata
15 27 (0.59%) SAP HANA
16 26 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
16 26 (0.57%) Relational Database
17 22 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 116 (2.55%) Jenkins
2 66 (1.45%) Git (software)
3 53 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 45 (0.99%) JIRA
5 43 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
6 37 (0.81%) Maven
7 36 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 26 (0.57%) Gradle
9 23 (0.50%) Ant
9 23 (0.50%) TeamCity
10 21 (0.46%) Visual Studio
11 18 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
12 13 (0.29%) Subversion
13 11 (0.24%) Chocolatey
14 10 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
15 9 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 8 (0.18%) JUnit
16 8 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
17 7 (0.15%) GitLab
17 7 (0.15%) MSI
General
1 954 (20.93%) Finance
2 298 (6.54%) Retail
3 272 (5.97%) Banking
4 262 (5.75%) Telecoms
5 112 (2.46%) Manufacturing
6 111 (2.44%) Legal
7 104 (2.28%) Marketing
8 97 (2.13%) Law
9 85 (1.87%) Investment Banking
10 83 (1.82%) Financial Institution
11 77 (1.69%) Billing
12 57 (1.25%) German Language
13 53 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
14 36 (0.79%) Games
15 33 (0.72%) Italian Language
16 31 (0.68%) Advertising
17 27 (0.59%) Publishing
18 26 (0.57%) Back Office
19 22 (0.48%) Electronics
19 22 (0.48%) French Language
Job Titles
1 717 (15.73%) Architect
2 538 (11.81%) Network Engineer
3 355 (7.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 323 (7.09%) Project Manager
5 307 (6.74%) Analyst
6 278 (6.10%) Solutions Architect
7 224 (4.92%) Consultant
8 212 (4.65%) Infrastructure Manager
9 193 (4.24%) Cloud Architect
10 173 (3.80%) Support Engineer
11 151 (3.31%) Cisco Engineer
12 149 (3.27%) Administrator
12 149 (3.27%) DevOps Engineer
13 147 (3.23%) IT Manager
14 144 (3.16%) Technical Architect
15 134 (2.94%) Cloud Engineer
15 134 (2.94%) Senior Network Engineer
16 123 (2.70%) Team Leader
17 122 (2.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
18 120 (2.63%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (3.62%) Middleware
2 161 (3.53%) Web Services
3 131 (2.87%) .NET
4 49 (1.08%) JSON
5 41 (0.90%) LDAP
6 38 (0.83%) XML
7 36 (0.79%) Kafka
8 32 (0.70%) .NET Framework
8 32 (0.70%) RabbitMQ
9 30 (0.66%) 802.1X
10 27 (0.59%) J2EE
11 26 (0.57%) Flash
12 23 (0.50%) HTML
13 21 (0.46%) Elastic Stack
14 18 (0.39%) RESTful
15 17 (0.37%) LAMP
16 16 (0.35%) CSS
16 16 (0.35%) REST
17 15 (0.33%) XMPP
17 15 (0.33%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 361 (7.92%) Self-Motivation
2 326 (7.15%) Management Information System
3 315 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
4 249 (5.46%) Computer Science
5 243 (5.33%) Public Cloud
6 169 (3.71%) Hybrid Cloud
7 115 (2.52%) Driving Licence
8 109 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
9 102 (2.24%) Clustering
10 101 (2.22%) Private Cloud
11 93 (2.04%) PKI
12 88 (1.93%) Cyberthreat
13 75 (1.65%) Replication
14 66 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
14 66 (1.45%) NHS
15 63 (1.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 52 (1.14%) CMDB
17 51 (1.12%) Fintech
18 49 (1.08%) Mainframe
19 48 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1,376 (30.20%) Windows
2 821 (18.02%) Linux
3 724 (15.89%) Windows Server
4 330 (7.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 300 (6.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 275 (6.03%) Unix
7 250 (5.49%) Windows 10
8 189 (4.15%) Windows 7
9 144 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 64 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 53 (1.16%) Windows 8
12 47 (1.03%) CentOS
13 45 (0.99%) AIX
14 39 (0.86%) Windows XP
15 34 (0.75%) Mac OS X
15 34 (0.75%) Solaris
16 31 (0.68%) Ubuntu
17 27 (0.59%) SUSE
18 24 (0.53%) Android
19 22 (0.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,158 (25.41%) ITIL
2 704 (15.45%) Project Management
3 590 (12.95%) Presales
4 542 (11.89%) Service Delivery
5 498 (10.93%) Agile Software Development
6 496 (10.88%) DevOps
7 492 (10.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 463 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
9 453 (9.94%) Service Management
10 451 (9.90%) Migration
11 392 (8.60%) PRINCE2
12 295 (6.47%) Configuration Management
13 290 (6.36%) Load Balancing
14 275 (6.03%) Disaster Recovery
15 266 (5.84%) Information Security
16 265 (5.82%) Line Management
17 260 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
18 258 (5.66%) Continuous Improvement
18 258 (5.66%) IT Strategy
19 252 (5.53%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 389 (8.54%) SQL
2 383 (8.40%) Python
3 359 (7.88%) PowerShell
4 187 (4.10%) Java
5 149 (3.27%) Ruby
6 128 (2.81%) Bash Shell
7 103 (2.26%) Perl
8 76 (1.67%) C
9 71 (1.56%) Shell Script
10 70 (1.54%) JavaScript
11 55 (1.21%) C++
12 44 (0.97%) C#
13 41 (0.90%) VBScript
14 35 (0.77%) T-SQL
15 27 (0.59%) PHP
16 18 (0.39%) Erlang
17 16 (0.35%) Go
18 14 (0.31%) Korn
18 14 (0.31%) Scala
19 13 (0.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 830 (18.21%) Cisco Certification
2 675 (14.81%) Degree
3 588 (12.90%) CCNP
4 463 (10.16%) CCNA
5 353 (7.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 249 (5.46%) MCSE
7 229 (5.03%) ITIL Certification
8 227 (4.98%) CCIE
9 181 (3.97%) Security Cleared
10 172 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
11 152 (3.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 141 (3.09%) CISSP
13 137 (3.01%) SC Cleared
14 124 (2.72%) MCP
15 116 (2.55%) MCSA
16 99 (2.17%) ISEB
17 95 (2.08%) PMI Certification
18 94 (2.06%) CCDP
19 79 (1.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 78 (1.71%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 307 (6.74%) SLA
2 240 (5.27%) GDPR
3 180 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 144 (3.16%) PMO
5 120 (2.63%) PCI DSS
6 73 (1.60%) QA
7 57 (1.25%) Cyber Essentials
8 30 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 25 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 24 (0.53%) COBIT
11 19 (0.42%) GPG13
12 18 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 13 (0.29%) ISO 22301
14 12 (0.26%) GCP
14 12 (0.26%) ISO 9001
15 8 (0.18%) ISO 14001
15 8 (0.18%) PMBOK
16 7 (0.15%) GAMP
17 5 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
18 3 (0.066%) COSHH
System Software
1 921 (20.21%) Active Directory
2 896 (19.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 431 (9.46%) Hyper-V
4 186 (4.08%) Docker
5 164 (3.60%) VMware ESXi
6 158 (3.47%) vSphere
7 126 (2.76%) XenApp
8 113 (2.48%) VMware NSX
9 90 (1.97%) XenDesktop
10 74 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
11 68 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
12 67 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
13 62 (1.36%) Firmware
13 62 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
14 27 (0.59%) VMware Server
15 24 (0.53%) KVM
16 17 (0.37%) LXC
17 14 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
17 14 (0.31%) Terminal Services
17 14 (0.31%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 313 (6.87%) SCCM
2 278 (6.10%) Puppet
3 263 (5.77%) Ansible
4 158 (3.47%) Opscode Chef
5 130 (2.85%) Nagios
6 124 (2.72%) Kubernetes
7 120 (2.63%) SCOM
8 93 (2.04%) Cisco Prime
9 86 (1.89%) Terraform
10 79 (1.73%) vCenter Server
10 79 (1.73%) WSUS
11 62 (1.36%) SCOrch
12 60 (1.32%) SCVMM
13 59 (1.29%) FortiGate
14 58 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
15 57 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
16 54 (1.18%) vRealize
17 40 (0.88%) Salt
18 38 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
18 38 (0.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 1,486 (32.61%) Cisco
2 1,362 (29.89%) VMware
3 1,268 (27.83%) Microsoft
4 485 (10.64%) Citrix
5 444 (9.74%) CheckPoint
6 430 (9.44%) F5
7 425 (9.33%) HP
8 354 (7.77%) Juniper
9 288 (6.32%) EMC
10 228 (5.00%) Fortinet
11 218 (4.78%) SolarWinds
12 211 (4.63%) Dell
13 208 (4.56%) NetApp
14 178 (3.91%) Oracle
15 168 (3.69%) Palo Alto
16 164 (3.60%) Red Hat
17 146 (3.20%) Splunk
18 145 (3.18%) IBM
19 138 (3.03%) Meraki
20 136 (2.98%) Google