Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 193 169 127
Rank change year-on-year -24 -42 +1
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 2,412 1,269 3,321
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.88% 2.01% 2.64%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.61% 5.66% 7.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,679 998 2,577
10th Percentile £31,250 £36,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,625 £42,625 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £56,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% +7.14% +1.82%
75th Percentile £75,000 £76,400 £72,500
90th Percentile £90,150 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +2.04%

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 52,296 22,435 44,055
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.84% 35.45% 35.01%
Number of salaries quoted 30,225 17,660 34,363
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,676 £30,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £75,000
90th Percentile £101,750 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +5.38% +3.33%

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -29 2,075 £57,050 -4.92% 460
UK excluding London -7 1,372 £47,500 -5.00% 313
London -49 786 £70,000 -6.67% 174
Work from Home -7 665 £59,500 -8.46% 67
South East -39 394 £50,500 -12.17% 85
North of England -13 349 £47,500 +4.97% 75
Midlands +10 256 £46,750 +16.88% 73
North West -19 212 £50,000 +17.65% 38
West Midlands -5 161 £45,000 +5.88% 53
East of England -8 150 £41,279 -26.29% 34
South West -2 121 £45,000 -5.26% 20
Yorkshire -8 118 £40,500 -25.78% 28
East Midlands -4 89 £47,500 +18.75% 19
Scotland -37 66 £50,000 -21.26% 19
Wales -23 41 £50,000 +11.11% 7
North East -22 20 £47,500 -13.64% 9
Northern Ireland -27 6 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Channel Islands - 4 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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.

1 965 (40.01%) Microsoft
2 792 (32.84%) Azure
3 731 (30.31%) Windows
4 628 (26.04%) VMware
5 610 (25.29%) Cisco
6 559 (23.18%) Finance
7 558 (23.13%) Linux
8 521 (21.60%) Social Skills
9 519 (21.52%) Active Directory
10 517 (21.43%) Microsoft 365
11 510 (21.14%) Firewall
12 483 (20.02%) AWS
13 455 (18.86%) VMware Infrastructure
14 423 (17.54%) Windows Server
15 412 (17.08%) WAN
16 408 (16.92%) ITIL
17 368 (15.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 358 (14.84%) Presales
19 352 (14.59%) LAN
20 332 (13.76%) Migration
21 327 (13.56%) Project Management
22 323 (13.39%) Public Cloud
23 315 (13.06%) Degree
24 310 (12.85%) Cisco Certification
25 307 (12.73%) VPN
25 307 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
26 286 (11.86%) DNS
27 273 (11.32%) Cybersecurity
28 264 (10.95%) Problem-Solving
29 249 (10.32%) Hyper-V

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
1 102 (4.23%) SharePoint
2 93 (3.86%) MS Exchange
3 46 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
4 45 (1.87%) OpenStack
5 30 (1.24%) Confluence
6 27 (1.12%) Apache Spark
6 27 (1.12%) IIS
7 23 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
8 21 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 17 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
10 16 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
11 13 (0.54%) Apache Airflow
12 12 (0.50%) Apache
12 12 (0.50%) Skype for Business
13 9 (0.37%) CMS
13 9 (0.37%) WordPress
14 7 (0.29%) SAS
14 7 (0.29%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
16 3 (0.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 154 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
2 61 (2.53%) Microsoft Project
3 48 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
4 27 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (0.95%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.12%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.12%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.041%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.041%) EngageOne
8 1 (0.041%) InVision
8 1 (0.041%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 10 (0.41%) Workfront
2 5 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.21%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.12%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.083%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.083%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.083%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.041%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.041%) Magento
5 1 (0.041%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.041%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.041%) Primavera
5 1 (0.041%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.041%) Shopify
5 1 (0.041%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 792 (32.84%) Azure
2 517 (21.43%) Microsoft 365
3 483 (20.02%) AWS
4 180 (7.46%) IaaS
5 165 (6.84%) Azure Active Directory
6 142 (5.89%) SaaS
7 133 (5.51%) PaaS
8 109 (4.52%) GCP
9 79 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
10 53 (2.20%) OneDrive
11 38 (1.58%) Nutanix
12 29 (1.20%) Amazon EKS
13 26 (1.08%) Power Platform
14 25 (1.04%) GitHub
15 23 (0.95%) Mimecast
16 21 (0.87%) Datadog
17 19 (0.79%) Serverless
18 18 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
19 17 (0.70%) Azure Data Factory
20 15 (0.62%) Azure Monitor
Communications & Networking
1 510 (21.14%) Firewall
2 412 (17.08%) WAN
3 352 (14.59%) LAN
4 307 (12.73%) VPN
5 286 (11.86%) DNS
6 213 (8.83%) DHCP
7 174 (7.21%) SAN
8 154 (6.38%) Network Security
9 146 (6.05%) BGP
9 146 (6.05%) MPLS
9 146 (6.05%) Wireless
10 141 (5.85%) TCP/IP
11 132 (5.47%) Wi-Fi
12 114 (4.73%) OSPF
13 98 (4.06%) VLAN
14 83 (3.44%) SD-WAN
15 74 (3.07%) Unified Communications
16 73 (3.03%) Internet
17 72 (2.99%) Cisco ASA
18 69 (2.86%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (5.76%) SQL Server
2 59 (2.45%) MySQL
3 41 (1.70%) Big Data
4 29 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
4 29 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (1.04%) NoSQL
6 24 (1.00%) Power BI
7 20 (0.83%) Couchbase
7 20 (0.83%) Data Lake
7 20 (0.83%) MongoDB
8 19 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
8 19 (0.79%) Relational Database
8 19 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
10 17 (0.70%) MariaDB
11 16 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (0.46%) DB2
13 10 (0.41%) Oracle Database
14 9 (0.37%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 9 (0.37%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 73 (3.03%) JIRA
2 57 (2.36%) Git (software)
3 56 (2.32%) Jenkins
4 20 (0.83%) Cucumber
4 20 (0.83%) RSpec
5 17 (0.70%) Maven
6 14 (0.58%) JUnit
7 13 (0.54%) Gradle
8 11 (0.46%) Ant
9 9 (0.37%) SonarQube
10 7 (0.29%) Bitbucket
10 7 (0.29%) Visual Studio
11 6 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 5 (0.21%) GitLab
12 5 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
13 4 (0.17%) eggPlant
14 3 (0.12%) Artifactory
14 3 (0.12%) Rational Rhapsody
14 3 (0.12%) Zephyr
General
1 559 (23.18%) Finance
2 521 (21.60%) Social Skills
3 175 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
4 130 (5.39%) Telecoms
5 104 (4.31%) Public Sector
6 74 (3.07%) Retail
7 73 (3.03%) Presentation Skills
8 72 (2.99%) Organisational Skills
9 63 (2.61%) Marketing
10 60 (2.49%) Banking
11 57 (2.36%) Legal
12 49 (2.03%) Manufacturing
13 48 (1.99%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 43 (1.78%) Law
15 35 (1.45%) Influencing Skills
16 30 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
17 27 (1.12%) Documentation Skills
18 17 (0.70%) Advertising
18 17 (0.70%) Back Office
19 13 (0.54%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 391 (16.21%) Architect
2 266 (11.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 262 (10.86%) Network Engineer
4 194 (8.04%) Consultant
5 172 (7.13%) Solutions Architect
6 142 (5.89%) Project Manager
7 127 (5.27%) Infrastructure Manager
8 110 (4.56%) Support Engineer
9 107 (4.44%) Analyst
9 107 (4.44%) Cloud Consultant
9 107 (4.44%) IT Engineer
10 102 (4.23%) Technical Consultant
11 100 (4.15%) Cloud Engineer
12 84 (3.48%) Cloud Architect
13 76 (3.15%) IT Manager
14 74 (3.07%) Senior Network Engineer
15 72 (2.99%) IT Support
16 69 (2.86%) Infrastructure Project Manager
17 61 (2.53%) Cisco Engineer
18 60 (2.49%) Microsoft 365 Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (2.11%) Kafka
2 45 (1.87%) .NET
3 42 (1.74%) JSON
4 32 (1.33%) RESTful
5 31 (1.29%) Spring
5 31 (1.29%) Spring Boot
6 23 (0.95%) Middleware
6 23 (0.95%) React
7 20 (0.83%) OAuth
7 20 (0.83%) OpenAPI
7 20 (0.83%) Swagger
7 20 (0.83%) XML
8 18 (0.75%) Elastic Stack
9 17 (0.70%) OAuth2
10 13 (0.54%) HTML
11 12 (0.50%) ARM Templates
11 12 (0.50%) Node.js
11 12 (0.50%) RabbitMQ
11 12 (0.50%) Web Services
12 11 (0.46%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 323 (13.39%) Public Cloud
2 130 (5.39%) Self-Motivation
3 120 (4.98%) Management Information System
4 83 (3.44%) Private Cloud
5 79 (3.28%) Replication
6 59 (2.45%) Hybrid Cloud
7 55 (2.28%) User Experience
8 53 (2.20%) PKI
9 48 (1.99%) Driving Licence
9 48 (1.99%) Enterprise Storage
10 44 (1.82%) Cloud Native
10 44 (1.82%) Virtual Team
11 35 (1.45%) Algorithms
12 33 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
13 30 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
14 29 (1.20%) Clustering
15 27 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
16 20 (0.83%) Fibre Optics
16 20 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
17 19 (0.79%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 731 (30.31%) Windows
2 558 (23.13%) Linux
3 423 (17.54%) Windows Server
4 164 (6.80%) Windows 10
5 98 (4.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 87 (3.61%) Windows Server 2016
7 81 (3.36%) Unix
8 65 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 61 (2.53%) Windows Server 2019
10 41 (1.70%) CentOS
10 41 (1.70%) Windows 7
11 37 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
12 32 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 27 (1.12%) Ubuntu
14 22 (0.91%) Android
14 22 (0.91%) Mac OS X
15 19 (0.79%) Debian
16 17 (0.70%) Solaris
16 17 (0.70%) VMS
17 12 (0.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (16.92%) ITIL
2 368 (15.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 358 (14.84%) Presales
4 332 (13.76%) Migration
5 327 (13.56%) Project Management
6 307 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
7 273 (11.32%) Cybersecurity
8 264 (10.95%) Problem-Solving
9 222 (9.20%) DevOps
10 206 (8.54%) Project Delivery
11 194 (8.04%) Computer Science
12 188 (7.79%) Service Delivery
13 165 (6.84%) Software Licensing
14 158 (6.55%) Mentoring
15 157 (6.51%) Disaster Recovery
16 137 (5.68%) Information Security
17 135 (5.60%) CI/CD
18 127 (5.27%) Business Continuity
18 127 (5.27%) PRINCE2
19 124 (5.14%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 203 (8.42%) Python
2 163 (6.76%) SQL
3 143 (5.93%) PowerShell
4 104 (4.31%) Java
5 70 (2.90%) Bash
6 61 (2.53%) JavaScript
7 54 (2.24%) Go
8 34 (1.41%) Shell Script
9 32 (1.33%) C#
10 27 (1.12%) Perl
11 26 (1.08%) TypeScript
12 23 (0.95%) C
13 22 (0.91%) Ruby
14 18 (0.75%) C++
15 17 (0.70%) Scala
16 12 (0.50%) Rust
17 11 (0.46%) T-SQL
18 7 (0.29%) Elixir
19 6 (0.25%) PHP
20 4 (0.17%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 315 (13.06%) Degree
2 310 (12.85%) Cisco Certification
3 220 (9.12%) CCNP
4 186 (7.71%) Security Cleared
5 161 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 144 (5.97%) SC Cleared
7 127 (5.27%) CCNA
8 107 (4.44%) CCIE
9 100 (4.15%) MCSE
10 94 (3.90%) MCP
11 82 (3.40%) Computer Science Degree
12 67 (2.78%) MCSA
13 44 (1.82%) DV Cleared
14 39 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 28 (1.16%) MCITP
16 27 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 24 (1.00%) CISSP
17 24 (1.00%) PMI Certification
18 23 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
19 20 (0.83%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (5.68%) SLA
2 60 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 49 (2.03%) QA
4 39 (1.62%) Cyber Essentials
5 34 (1.41%) PMO
6 27 (1.12%) NIST
7 26 (1.08%) GDPR
8 25 (1.04%) PCI DSS
9 14 (0.58%) ISO 9001
9 14 (0.58%) NCSC
10 12 (0.50%) GxP
10 12 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 11 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 10 (0.41%) HIPAA
13 8 (0.33%) Data Quality
14 5 (0.21%) GRC
14 5 (0.21%) ISAE 3402
14 5 (0.21%) ISO 31000
14 5 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 4 (0.17%) SOC 2
System Software
1 519 (21.52%) Active Directory
2 455 (18.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 249 (10.32%) Hyper-V
4 182 (7.55%) Docker
5 124 (5.14%) vSphere
6 91 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
7 55 (2.28%) Virtual Machines
8 52 (2.16%) Virtual Servers
9 50 (2.07%) XenApp
10 43 (1.78%) XenDesktop
11 37 (1.53%) VMware NSX
12 32 (1.33%) Firmware
12 32 (1.33%) KVM
13 30 (1.24%) Virtual Desktop
14 19 (0.79%) BitLocker
15 17 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
16 16 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 13 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
18 12 (0.50%) Slurm Workload Manager
19 6 (0.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 191 (7.92%) Terraform
2 188 (7.79%) Kubernetes
3 171 (7.09%) SCCM
4 154 (6.38%) Microsoft Intune
5 127 (5.27%) Ansible
6 87 (3.61%) Puppet
7 68 (2.82%) Single Sign-On
8 54 (2.24%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 50 (2.07%) Nagios
10 49 (2.03%) WSUS
11 45 (1.87%) SCOM
12 42 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
13 41 (1.70%) Cisco CUCM
14 32 (1.33%) Grafana
14 32 (1.33%) vCenter Server
15 31 (1.29%) NetBackup
16 30 (1.24%) Icinga
17 26 (1.08%) Cisco Prime
18 22 (0.91%) Failover Clustering
18 22 (0.91%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 965 (40.01%) Microsoft
2 628 (26.04%) VMware
3 610 (25.29%) Cisco
4 196 (8.13%) Apple
5 168 (6.97%) Adobe
6 142 (5.89%) Citrix
7 137 (5.68%) Juniper
8 127 (5.27%) Veeam
9 121 (5.02%) Palo Alto
10 118 (4.89%) HP
11 107 (4.44%) SolarWinds
12 104 (4.31%) Dell
13 102 (4.23%) NetApp
14 88 (3.65%) Red Hat
15 87 (3.61%) Fortinet
16 85 (3.52%) F5
17 82 (3.40%) CheckPoint
18 80 (3.32%) EMC
19 72 (2.99%) IBM
20 71 (2.94%) Oracle