Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 81 81
Rank change year-on-year -39 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 4,632 5,776 6,918
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.66% 3.31% 3.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.38% 8.14% 7.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3,410 3,995 5,252
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -

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 72,656 70,988 89,197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.70% 40.65% 42.33%
Number of salaries quoted 57,054 58,029 71,630
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -41 4,304 £55,000 +6.80% 571
UK excluding London -44 2,734 £50,000 +5.26% 379
London -36 1,750 £60,000 - 215
South East -39 851 £50,000 -4.76% 104
Midlands -26 618 £45,000 +4.65% 67
West Midlands -17 512 £45,000 +3.45% 31
East of England +8 486 £60,000 +20.00% 68
North of England -63 448 £45,000 +3.81% 80
North West -64 254 £43,500 -1.14% 42
South West -39 193 £42,500 -3.41% 35
Yorkshire -62 157 £46,325 +2.94% 33
Scotland -39 148 £50,000 +2.04% 16
East Midlands -59 105 £44,500 +11.25% 36
North East -13 38 £47,000 +10.59% 5
Northern Ireland +3 24 £40,000 +2.56% 5
Wales -11 20 £40,000 - 3
Channel Islands -4 3 £32,500 -10.96%

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 1,436 (31.00%) Cisco
2 1,412 (30.48%) VMware
3 1,344 (29.02%) Windows
4 1,227 (26.49%) Microsoft
5 1,121 (24.20%) ITIL
6 1,021 (22.04%) Firewall
7 981 (21.18%) WAN
8 921 (19.88%) Linux
9 918 (19.82%) Finance
10 885 (19.11%) Microsoft Azure
11 871 (18.80%) Active Directory
12 863 (18.63%) LAN
13 849 (18.33%) Amazon AWS
14 822 (17.75%) VMware Infrastructure
15 795 (17.16%) Cisco Certification
16 731 (15.78%) Windows Server
17 613 (13.23%) Citrix
18 592 (12.78%) VPN
19 590 (12.74%) DNS
20 577 (12.46%) DevOps
21 575 (12.41%) Project Management
22 569 (12.28%) Degree
23 530 (11.44%) CCNP
24 481 (10.38%) Agile Software Development
25 476 (10.28%) Migration
26 471 (10.17%) Presales
27 456 (9.84%) Service Delivery
28 449 (9.69%) Hyper-V
29 426 (9.20%) Wireless
29 426 (9.20%) SAN

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 (6.65%) MS Exchange
2 194 (4.19%) IIS
3 174 (3.76%) OpenStack
4 144 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 135 (2.91%) Apache
6 133 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2013
7 108 (2.33%) SharePoint
8 92 (1.99%) Skype for Business
9 65 (1.40%) Tomcat
10 51 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
11 47 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
12 45 (0.97%) CMS
12 45 (0.97%) Confluence
13 41 (0.89%) Apache Spark
14 40 (0.86%) nginx
15 35 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
16 27 (0.58%) JBoss
17 26 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 24 (0.52%) WebLogic
19 16 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 230 (4.97%) Microsoft Office
2 86 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 66 (1.42%) Microsoft Project
4 63 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 50 (1.08%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.022%) Abaqus
7 1 (0.022%) Revit
7 1 (0.022%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 13 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 10 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.17%) Magento
3 8 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.15%) assyst
4 7 (0.15%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.11%) ION MarketView
6 4 (0.086%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.065%) Summit
8 2 (0.043%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.043%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 2 (0.043%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.043%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.043%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.043%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.043%) SAP GRC
8 2 (0.043%) SAP R/3
9 1 (0.022%) Eikon
9 1 (0.022%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 885 (19.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 849 (18.33%) Amazon AWS
3 379 (8.18%) Office 365
4 256 (5.53%) IaaS
5 227 (4.90%) PaaS
6 221 (4.77%) SaaS
7 140 (3.02%) Cloud Computing
8 55 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
9 54 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
10 52 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
11 39 (0.84%) GitHub
12 37 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 32 (0.69%) Akamai
14 22 (0.47%) OneDrive
15 19 (0.41%) Mimecast
16 17 (0.37%) Amazon S3
16 17 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
17 16 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 14 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
19 13 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1,021 (22.04%) Firewall
2 981 (21.18%) WAN
3 863 (18.63%) LAN
4 592 (12.78%) VPN
5 590 (12.74%) DNS
6 426 (9.20%) SAN
6 426 (9.20%) Wireless
7 405 (8.74%) Network Security
8 393 (8.48%) DHCP
8 393 (8.48%) MPLS
9 390 (8.42%) TCP/IP
10 364 (7.86%) BGP
11 337 (7.28%) OSPF
12 330 (7.12%) Cisco ASA
13 316 (6.82%) Cisco Nexus
14 261 (5.63%) IPsec
14 261 (5.63%) Unified Communications
15 257 (5.55%) VoIP
16 201 (4.34%) VLAN
17 199 (4.30%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 340 (7.34%) SQL Server
2 179 (3.86%) Big Data
3 169 (3.65%) MySQL
4 97 (2.09%) NoSQL
5 88 (1.90%) MongoDB
6 68 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
7 66 (1.42%) Hadoop
8 64 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
8 64 (1.38%) Relational Database
9 51 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
10 50 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
11 44 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
12 43 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
12 43 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
13 40 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 37 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 33 (0.71%) Oracle Database
16 29 (0.63%) Redis
17 26 (0.56%) RDBMS
18 23 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 141 (3.04%) Jenkins
2 125 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 75 (1.62%) JIRA
4 59 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
5 56 (1.21%) TeamCity
6 45 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 44 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
8 39 (0.84%) MSBuild
9 33 (0.71%) Subversion
10 23 (0.50%) Hudson
11 18 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
12 16 (0.35%) Maven
13 14 (0.30%) JIRA Agile
13 14 (0.30%) ScriptRunner
13 14 (0.30%) Vagrant
14 11 (0.24%) Visual Studio
15 10 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 9 (0.19%) Ant
16 9 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
17 7 (0.15%) Bitbucket
General
1 918 (19.82%) Finance
2 264 (5.70%) Banking
3 234 (5.05%) Telecoms
4 221 (4.77%) Retail
5 122 (2.63%) Marketing
6 117 (2.53%) Manufacturing
7 99 (2.14%) Legal
8 72 (1.55%) Investment Banking
9 70 (1.51%) Games
10 67 (1.45%) Financial Institution
10 67 (1.45%) Law
11 63 (1.36%) Advertising
12 58 (1.25%) Billing
13 49 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
14 42 (0.91%) Back Office
15 25 (0.54%) German Language
15 25 (0.54%) Publishing
16 17 (0.37%) Italian Language
17 16 (0.35%) Retail Banking
18 12 (0.26%) French Language
Job Titles
1 560 (12.09%) Architect
2 547 (11.81%) Network Engineer
3 347 (7.49%) Analyst
4 325 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 294 (6.35%) Consultant
6 266 (5.74%) Project Manager
7 246 (5.31%) Infrastructure Manager
8 227 (4.90%) Senior Network Engineer
9 199 (4.30%) Support Engineer
10 190 (4.10%) Solutions Architect
11 181 (3.91%) DevOps Engineer
12 168 (3.63%) Administrator
13 164 (3.54%) Systems Engineer
14 151 (3.26%) Cisco Engineer
15 144 (3.11%) Data Centre Engineer
16 137 (2.96%) IT Manager
17 130 (2.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
18 127 (2.74%) Cloud Engineer
19 123 (2.66%) Linux Engineer
20 122 (2.63%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (3.35%) Web Services
2 147 (3.17%) .NET
3 131 (2.83%) HTML
4 101 (2.18%) XML
5 98 (2.12%) Middleware
6 81 (1.75%) JSON
7 74 (1.60%) LDAP
8 66 (1.42%) CSS
8 66 (1.42%) REST
9 55 (1.19%) LAMP
9 55 (1.19%) SOAP
10 43 (0.93%) 802.1X
11 42 (0.91%) Kafka
12 36 (0.78%) RabbitMQ
13 34 (0.73%) XMPP
14 32 (0.69%) ASP.NET
15 29 (0.63%) LEMP Stack
16 28 (0.60%) AngularJS
17 26 (0.56%) HTML5
18 25 (0.54%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 325 (7.02%) Public Cloud
2 274 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
3 249 (5.38%) Computer Science
4 214 (4.62%) Management Information System
5 173 (3.73%) Clustering
6 138 (2.98%) Private Cloud
7 116 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
8 89 (1.92%) Replication
9 82 (1.77%) Fintech
10 78 (1.68%) Mobile App
11 77 (1.66%) Virtual Team
12 71 (1.53%) Driving Licence
13 56 (1.21%) PKI
14 54 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
14 54 (1.17%) Hedge funds
15 48 (1.04%) Mainframe
16 47 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
17 41 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
18 35 (0.76%) Blackberry
18 35 (0.76%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1,344 (29.02%) Windows
2 921 (19.88%) Linux
3 731 (15.78%) Windows Server
4 376 (8.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 318 (6.87%) Unix
6 281 (6.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 131 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 114 (2.46%) Windows 10
9 97 (2.09%) CentOS
10 86 (1.86%) Windows 7
11 84 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 79 (1.71%) Ubuntu
13 59 (1.27%) Solaris
14 37 (0.80%) AIX
15 36 (0.78%) Debian
16 35 (0.76%) Windows XP
17 30 (0.65%) Windows 8
18 25 (0.54%) Data ONTAP
19 21 (0.45%) HPUX
19 21 (0.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,121 (24.20%) ITIL
2 577 (12.46%) DevOps
3 575 (12.41%) Project Management
4 481 (10.38%) Agile Software Development
5 476 (10.28%) Migration
6 471 (10.17%) Presales
7 456 (9.84%) Service Delivery
8 348 (7.51%) Change Management
9 315 (6.80%) Disaster Recovery
10 309 (6.67%) Line Management
11 308 (6.65%) PRINCE2
12 307 (6.63%) Continuous Improvement
13 271 (5.85%) Service Management
14 263 (5.68%) Configuration Management
15 254 (5.48%) Stakeholder Management
16 242 (5.22%) Load Balancing
17 240 (5.18%) High Availability
18 215 (4.64%) Mentoring
19 208 (4.49%) Information Security
20 201 (4.34%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 403 (8.70%) SQL
2 395 (8.53%) Python
3 387 (8.35%) PowerShell
4 221 (4.77%) Bash Shell
5 189 (4.08%) Java
6 157 (3.39%) Perl
7 133 (2.87%) Ruby
8 79 (1.71%) JavaScript
9 66 (1.42%) PHP
10 64 (1.38%) C
11 57 (1.23%) C#
12 48 (1.04%) Shell Script
13 37 (0.80%) Go
14 35 (0.76%) C++
15 33 (0.71%) VBScript
16 27 (0.58%) T-SQL
17 18 (0.39%) PL/SQL
18 16 (0.35%) Scala
19 15 (0.32%) Erlang
19 15 (0.32%) Korn
Qualifications
1 795 (17.16%) Cisco Certification
2 569 (12.28%) Degree
3 530 (11.44%) CCNP
4 408 (8.81%) CCNA
5 368 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 244 (5.27%) MCSE
7 198 (4.27%) CCIE
8 182 (3.93%) Security Cleared
9 147 (3.17%) SC Cleared
10 142 (3.07%) ITIL Certification
11 122 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
12 116 (2.50%) MCSA
13 112 (2.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 102 (2.20%) CISSP
15 98 (2.12%) CCDP
16 80 (1.73%) MCP
17 60 (1.30%) MCITP
18 50 (1.08%) CISM
19 49 (1.06%) APMP
20 44 (0.95%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 269 (5.81%) SLA
2 139 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 86 (1.86%) PCI DSS
3 86 (1.86%) QA
4 76 (1.64%) PMO
5 70 (1.51%) GDPR
6 38 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
7 32 (0.69%) COBIT
8 24 (0.52%) ISO 22301
9 22 (0.47%) ISO 9001
10 21 (0.45%) GCP
11 18 (0.39%) Data Quality
12 16 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 10 (0.22%) GPG13
14 9 (0.19%) ISO 14001
14 9 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 8 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 6 (0.13%) FISMA
16 6 (0.13%) PA-DSS
16 6 (0.13%) SAS 70
System Software
1 871 (18.80%) Active Directory
2 822 (17.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 449 (9.69%) Hyper-V
4 245 (5.29%) VMware ESXi
5 177 (3.82%) Docker
6 175 (3.78%) vSphere
7 163 (3.52%) XenApp
8 117 (2.53%) VMware NSX
9 108 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
9 108 (2.33%) XenDesktop
10 64 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
11 36 (0.78%) KVM
11 36 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
12 24 (0.52%) NFS
13 22 (0.47%) vCloud
14 21 (0.45%) LXC
15 16 (0.35%) Firmware
15 16 (0.35%) Terminal Services
16 15 (0.32%) VMware Server
16 15 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 323 (6.97%) Puppet
2 287 (6.20%) SCCM
3 253 (5.46%) Opscode Chef
4 240 (5.18%) Ansible
5 164 (3.54%) SCOM
6 130 (2.81%) Kubernetes
7 122 (2.63%) Nagios
8 108 (2.33%) vCenter Server
9 83 (1.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 71 (1.53%) SCVMM
11 63 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
12 60 (1.30%) Cisco Prime
13 58 (1.25%) FortiGate
14 57 (1.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 54 (1.17%) SCOrch
16 51 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
17 48 (1.04%) WSUS
18 47 (1.01%) Terraform
19 45 (0.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
20 40 (0.86%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,436 (31.00%) Cisco
2 1,412 (30.48%) VMware
3 1,227 (26.49%) Microsoft
4 613 (13.23%) Citrix
5 416 (8.98%) F5
6 403 (8.70%) CheckPoint
7 381 (8.23%) HP
8 340 (7.34%) Juniper
9 252 (5.44%) NetApp
10 245 (5.29%) Palo Alto
11 210 (4.53%) Red Hat
12 190 (4.10%) Oracle
13 189 (4.08%) EMC
14 180 (3.89%) Fortinet
15 172 (3.71%) Dell
16 171 (3.69%) SolarWinds
17 146 (3.15%) Splunk
18 117 (2.53%) IBM
19 111 (2.40%) Google
20 96 (2.07%) Veeam