Period
to 30 October 2020

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 30 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK
6 months to
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 141 120 120
Rank change year-on-year -21 0 +13
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 1,143 3,729 4,540
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.29% 2.72% 2.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.01% 6.99% 6.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,008 3,009 3,284
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.60% +0.91% +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,425 £31,250 £32,000
90th Percentile £86,625 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 19,021 53,325 65,087
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.06% 38.90% 39.56%
Number of salaries quoted 15,326 40,376 49,759
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £85,386
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.88%

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 30 October 2020.

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 30 October 2020. 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 -20 1,075 £57,500 +3.60% 236
UK excluding London -21 690 £50,000 - 196
London -11 420 £70,000 +7.69% 59
South East +10 265 £55,000 - 53
North of England +2 174 £46,000 +13.10% 45
Work from Home -27 149 £64,250 -1.15% 39
North West +54 121 £46,432 +11.88% 34
Midlands -54 110 £44,000 -20.00% 31
West Midlands -35 89 £41,000 -28.70% 24
South West +29 58 £52,500 +5.42% 28
East of England +7 54 £55,000 +22.22% 20
Yorkshire -30 47 £55,000 +37.50% 8
East Midlands -17 21 £55,000 +4.76% 7
Wales +50 20 £45,000 +15.38% 4
Scotland +37 15 £55,000 +4.76% 15
North East -5 10 £55,000 +35.11% 3
Northern Ireland +3 2 £52,500 +110.00% 2
Isle of Man -3 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 October 2020, 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.

1 404 (35.35%) Microsoft
2 384 (33.60%) VMware
3 350 (30.62%) Windows
4 328 (28.70%) Cisco
5 326 (28.52%) Azure
6 270 (23.62%) Linux
7 260 (22.75%) Firewall
8 252 (22.05%) WAN
9 246 (21.52%) Active Directory
10 229 (20.03%) VMware Infrastructure
11 225 (19.69%) Cisco Certification
12 221 (19.34%) AWS
13 217 (18.99%) ITIL
14 206 (18.02%) LAN
15 205 (17.94%) Finance
16 178 (15.57%) DNS
17 176 (15.40%) DevOps
18 171 (14.96%) Windows Server
19 161 (14.09%) Migration
20 160 (14.00%) Office 365
21 153 (13.39%) SAN
22 145 (12.69%) DHCP
23 144 (12.60%) CCNP
24 142 (12.42%) BGP
25 135 (11.81%) Python
26 134 (11.72%) SQL
27 133 (11.64%) OSPF
28 131 (11.46%) TCP/IP
29 129 (11.29%) PowerShell
30 123 (10.76%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 39 (3.41%) MS Exchange
2 36 (3.15%) SharePoint
3 29 (2.54%) Apache
3 29 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
4 26 (2.27%) IIS
5 18 (1.57%) Apache Spark
6 17 (1.49%) Skype for Business
6 17 (1.49%) Tomcat
7 16 (1.40%) Confluence
8 12 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
8 12 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (0.87%) Apache Airflow
9 10 (0.87%) Luigi
10 9 (0.79%) OpenStack
10 9 (0.79%) WordPress
11 8 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
12 5 (0.44%) CloudStack
12 5 (0.44%) nginx
13 4 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 46 (4.02%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.52%) Acrobat
6 6 (0.52%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.087%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.26%) Temenos T24
2 3 (0.26%) Workfront
3 1 (0.087%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.087%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.087%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 326 (28.52%) Azure
2 221 (19.34%) AWS
3 160 (14.00%) Office 365
4 85 (7.44%) IaaS
5 82 (7.17%) PaaS
6 50 (4.37%) SaaS
7 45 (3.94%) GCP
8 25 (2.19%) Azure Active Directory
9 17 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
10 13 (1.14%) OpenShift
11 12 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 12 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (1.05%) Serverless
12 11 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 10 (0.87%) Amazon EMR
13 10 (0.87%) BPaaS
13 10 (0.87%) Logic Apps
14 9 (0.79%) Amazon S3
14 9 (0.79%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 260 (22.75%) Firewall
2 252 (22.05%) WAN
3 206 (18.02%) LAN
4 178 (15.57%) DNS
5 153 (13.39%) SAN
6 145 (12.69%) DHCP
7 142 (12.42%) BGP
8 133 (11.64%) OSPF
9 131 (11.46%) TCP/IP
10 101 (8.84%) Wireless
11 97 (8.49%) VPN
12 90 (7.87%) MPLS
13 79 (6.91%) Cisco Nexus
14 76 (6.65%) Network Security
15 71 (6.21%) Cisco ASA
16 60 (5.25%) Multicast
17 59 (5.16%) Fibre Channel
18 55 (4.81%) VLAN
19 53 (4.64%) Wi-Fi
20 47 (4.11%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 35 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
3 32 (2.80%) Amazon RDS
3 32 (2.80%) Big Data
4 25 (2.19%) Hadoop
5 24 (2.10%) MySQL
6 22 (1.92%) NoSQL
7 20 (1.75%) Relational Database
8 18 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
8 18 (1.57%) MariaDB
8 18 (1.57%) MongoDB
9 12 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (0.87%) Amazon Redshift
11 10 (0.87%) Azkaban
11 10 (0.87%) Oracle Database
11 10 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
13 8 (0.70%) Power BI
14 6 (0.52%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 46 (4.02%) Jenkins
2 35 (3.06%) Git (software)
3 26 (2.27%) JIRA
4 14 (1.22%) Bitbucket
5 13 (1.14%) Sonatype Nexus
6 10 (0.87%) GitLab
6 10 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
7 8 (0.70%) Selenium
8 4 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.26%) JUnit
9 3 (0.26%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.26%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.17%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.17%) IBM UrbanCode
10 2 (0.17%) JMeter
10 2 (0.17%) Subversion
10 2 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.17%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.087%) SonarQube
General
1 205 (17.94%) Finance
2 80 (7.00%) Telecoms
3 42 (3.67%) Banking
4 31 (2.71%) Public Sector
5 27 (2.36%) Financial Institution
6 21 (1.84%) Retail
7 19 (1.66%) Law
8 9 (0.79%) Advertising
8 9 (0.79%) Legal
9 8 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (0.70%) Police
10 7 (0.61%) Front Office
11 6 (0.52%) Back Office
11 6 (0.52%) Marketing
11 6 (0.52%) Military
12 5 (0.44%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.44%) Electronics
12 5 (0.44%) Games
12 5 (0.44%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.26%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 182 (15.92%) Network Engineer
2 136 (11.90%) Architect
3 96 (8.40%) Analyst
4 93 (8.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 81 (7.09%) Senior Network Engineer
6 76 (6.65%) Consultant
7 49 (4.29%) Linux Engineer
8 44 (3.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 44 (3.85%) Network Architect
9 42 (3.67%) Support Engineer
10 39 (3.41%) IT Manager
11 38 (3.32%) Cisco Engineer
11 38 (3.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 37 (3.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 36 (3.15%) IT Engineer
14 33 (2.89%) Solutions Architect
15 31 (2.71%) DevOps Engineer
15 31 (2.71%) Infrastructure Manager
15 31 (2.71%) IT Analyst
15 31 (2.71%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (1.84%) Kafka
1 21 (1.84%) Web Services
2 20 (1.75%) JSON
3 16 (1.40%) LDAP
4 14 (1.22%) 802.1X
4 14 (1.22%) Middleware
5 12 (1.05%) Elastic Stack
6 11 (0.96%) LAMP
7 10 (0.87%) React
7 10 (0.87%) Spark Streaming
8 9 (0.79%) LAPP Stack
8 9 (0.79%) Spring
9 8 (0.70%) JMS
9 8 (0.70%) YAML
10 7 (0.61%) REST
10 7 (0.61%) Vert.x
11 6 (0.52%) .NET
11 6 (0.52%) Apache Thrift
12 4 (0.35%) Lucene
12 4 (0.35%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 101 (8.84%) Public Cloud
2 65 (5.69%) Hybrid Cloud
3 56 (4.90%) Self-Motivation
4 54 (4.72%) Private Cloud
5 53 (4.64%) Management Information System
6 50 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
7 26 (2.27%) Clustering
8 24 (2.10%) PKI
9 22 (1.92%) Driving Licence
10 21 (1.84%) Video Conferencing
11 17 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
12 15 (1.31%) Fat Client
12 15 (1.31%) Replication
12 15 (1.31%) Thin Client
13 13 (1.14%) Data Structures
14 11 (0.96%) CMDB
14 11 (0.96%) Security Operations Centre
15 10 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
15 10 (0.87%) NHS
16 8 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 350 (30.62%) Windows
2 270 (23.62%) Linux
3 171 (14.96%) Windows Server
4 65 (5.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (4.11%) Windows Server 2016
6 46 (4.02%) CentOS
7 45 (3.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 30 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (2.54%) Unix
10 25 (2.19%) Windows 10
11 16 (1.40%) Windows 7
12 14 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (1.22%) Windows Server 2019
13 13 (1.14%) Fedora
14 11 (0.96%) VMS
15 8 (0.70%) Solaris
15 8 (0.70%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.52%) AIX
16 6 (0.52%) SUSE
17 5 (0.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (18.99%) ITIL
2 176 (15.40%) DevOps
3 161 (14.09%) Migration
4 123 (10.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 119 (10.41%) Agile Software Development
6 94 (8.22%) Project Management
7 93 (8.14%) Project Delivery
8 91 (7.96%) Problem-Solving
9 90 (7.87%) Disaster Recovery
10 89 (7.79%) Change Management
11 88 (7.70%) Presales
12 58 (5.07%) Information Security
13 54 (4.72%) Service Delivery
14 52 (4.55%) Configuration Management
15 47 (4.11%) ITIL V3
15 47 (4.11%) PRINCE2
16 45 (3.94%) Service Management
17 43 (3.76%) High Availability
18 42 (3.67%) Load Balancing
19 41 (3.59%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 135 (11.81%) Python
2 134 (11.72%) SQL
3 129 (11.29%) PowerShell
4 60 (5.25%) Bash Shell
5 55 (4.81%) Java
6 38 (3.32%) Shell Script
7 21 (1.84%) C
8 19 (1.66%) C++
9 15 (1.31%) JavaScript
10 14 (1.22%) PHP
10 14 (1.22%) Ruby
11 13 (1.14%) Perl
12 10 (0.87%) Scala
13 9 (0.79%) Go
14 4 (0.35%) C#
14 4 (0.35%) VBA
15 3 (0.26%) Clojure
15 3 (0.26%) ES6
16 2 (0.17%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 225 (19.69%) Cisco Certification
2 144 (12.60%) CCNP
3 118 (10.32%) Security Cleared
4 109 (9.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 101 (8.84%) CCNA
6 95 (8.31%) Degree
7 81 (7.09%) SC Cleared
8 70 (6.12%) CCIE
9 65 (5.69%) MCSA
10 57 (4.99%) MCSE
11 38 (3.32%) DV Cleared
12 35 (3.06%) Server+ Certification
13 30 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
14 29 (2.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 20 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
16 19 (1.66%) JNCIA
17 17 (1.49%) AWS Certification
17 17 (1.49%) CISSP
17 17 (1.49%) MCITP
17 17 (1.49%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (6.12%) SLA
2 28 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (1.75%) GDPR
4 19 (1.66%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.79%) QA
6 6 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (0.52%) NIST
7 4 (0.35%) COBIT
7 4 (0.35%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.17%) ITGC
8 2 (0.17%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.17%) PMO
9 1 (0.087%) BS25999
9 1 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.087%) NCSC
9 1 (0.087%) PA-DSS
9 1 (0.087%) SAS 70
System Software
1 246 (21.52%) Active Directory
2 229 (20.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (10.59%) Hyper-V
4 89 (7.79%) vSphere
5 75 (6.56%) Docker
6 33 (2.89%) XenApp
7 30 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
8 25 (2.19%) VMware NSX
9 22 (1.92%) XenDesktop
10 17 (1.49%) vCloud
11 16 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
12 15 (1.31%) KVM
12 15 (1.31%) Virtual Servers
13 14 (1.22%) Virtual Desktop
14 10 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (0.70%) Firmware
16 5 (0.44%) DFS Replication
17 4 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 4 (0.35%) NFS
17 4 (0.35%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 99 (8.66%) SCCM
2 98 (8.57%) Ansible
3 62 (5.42%) Kubernetes
4 55 (4.81%) Puppet
5 54 (4.72%) Terraform
6 42 (3.67%) vCenter Server
7 40 (3.50%) Microsoft Intune
8 36 (3.15%) NetBackup
9 31 (2.71%) SCOM
10 28 (2.45%) vRealize
11 27 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
12 25 (2.19%) SCVMM
13 21 (1.84%) Grafana
14 20 (1.75%) Nagios
15 18 (1.57%) WSUS
16 17 (1.49%) EMC NetWorker
17 15 (1.31%) PowerCLI
18 12 (1.05%) HAProxy
18 12 (1.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
19 11 (0.96%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 404 (35.35%) Microsoft
2 384 (33.60%) VMware
3 328 (28.70%) Cisco
4 118 (10.32%) Citrix
5 84 (7.35%) CheckPoint
6 76 (6.65%) Palo Alto
7 74 (6.47%) F5
8 72 (6.30%) HP
9 67 (5.86%) Fortinet
10 65 (5.69%) EMC
11 64 (5.60%) Dell
12 59 (5.16%) Juniper
13 56 (4.90%) Red Hat
14 48 (4.20%) SolarWinds
15 43 (3.76%) Oracle
16 37 (3.24%) Splunk
17 36 (3.15%) Google
18 34 (2.97%) Brocade
19 32 (2.80%) Meraki
20 31 (2.71%) Infoblox