Period
to 8 December 2019

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 8 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 123 120 132
Rank change year-on-year -3 +12 -46
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 3,563 4,415 4,640
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.68% 2.78% 2.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.92% 7.01% 6.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2,680 2,977 3,477
UK median annual salary £55,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.91% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,875 £47,500
% change year-on-year +0.25% +5.00% +1.06%

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 51,509 63,021 71,462
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.76% 39.66% 39.74%
Number of salaries quoted 39,268 48,205 53,595
UK median annual salary £54,486 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.78% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 8 December 2019.

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 8 December 2019. 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 -1 3,331 £56,000 +1.82% 574
UK excluding London -9 2,211 £50,000 +0.25% 460
London -13 1,214 £65,000 - 162
South East +20 766 £56,000 +12.00% 128
Midlands -21 499 £52,500 -4.55% 92
North of England +12 425 £43,000 -4.44% 110
West Midlands -25 358 £52,500 -4.55% 69
East of England +22 241 £47,750 +6.11% 50
North West +46 212 £42,500 - 65
Yorkshire -27 190 £46,000 +8.24% 37
South West -19 169 £47,500 -4.04% 34
East Midlands +26 141 £52,500 +16.67% 23
Scotland -34 74 £44,676 -17.15% 20
Wales -5 32 £46,750 +16.88% 21
North East +4 23 £39,272 -39.58% 8
Northern Ireland +2 8 £65,000 +209.52% 7
Channel Islands +6 4 £25,000 -15.97%

For the 6 months to 8 December 2019, 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 1,236 (34.69%) Windows
2 1,194 (33.51%) Microsoft
3 1,143 (32.08%) Azure
4 1,113 (31.24%) VMware
5 1,091 (30.62%) Cisco
6 872 (24.47%) Firewall
7 861 (24.17%) Active Directory
8 831 (23.32%) Cisco Certification
9 819 (22.99%) AWS
10 809 (22.71%) VMware Infrastructure
11 769 (21.58%) Linux
12 695 (19.51%) Finance
13 692 (19.42%) WAN
14 677 (19.00%) ITIL
15 674 (18.92%) LAN
16 612 (17.18%) Windows Server
17 559 (15.69%) Office 365
18 547 (15.35%) CCNP
19 501 (14.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 500 (14.03%) Migration
21 498 (13.98%) Citrix
22 489 (13.72%) Agile Software Development
23 435 (12.21%) DevOps
24 416 (11.68%) CCNA
25 399 (11.20%) Hyper-V
26 394 (11.06%) VPN
27 385 (10.81%) Wireless
28 384 (10.78%) Presales
29 369 (10.36%) Project Management
30 355 (9.96%) SCCM

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
1 224 (6.29%) SharePoint
2 214 (6.01%) MS Exchange
3 126 (3.54%) Skype for Business
4 105 (2.95%) IIS
5 83 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 52 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
7 32 (0.90%) Confluence
8 30 (0.84%) OpenStack
9 24 (0.67%) Apache
9 24 (0.67%) Tomcat
10 22 (0.62%) Apache Spark
11 17 (0.48%) WebSphere
12 12 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
13 11 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
14 9 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 9 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
15 7 (0.20%) Apache Airflow
15 7 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
15 7 (0.20%) JBoss
15 7 (0.20%) nginx
Applications
1 185 (5.19%) Microsoft Office
2 75 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 52 (1.46%) MS Visio
4 23 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 20 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.11%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.056%) Abaqus
7 2 (0.056%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.028%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.028%) Maya
8 1 (0.028%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 10 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
1 10 (0.28%) Workfront
2 8 (0.22%) Elite 3E
3 4 (0.11%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 4 (0.11%) Cisco SocialMiner
4 2 (0.056%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.056%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.056%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.028%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.028%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.028%) Magento
5 1 (0.028%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.028%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.028%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.028%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.028%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1,143 (32.08%) Azure
2 819 (22.99%) AWS
3 559 (15.69%) Office 365
4 210 (5.89%) IaaS
5 199 (5.59%) PaaS
6 141 (3.96%) Azure Active Directory
7 131 (3.68%) SaaS
8 121 (3.40%) Cloud Computing
9 115 (3.23%) GCP
10 59 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
11 45 (1.26%) OneDrive
12 41 (1.15%) Power Platform
13 34 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 33 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
15 32 (0.90%) Amazon S3
16 29 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 27 (0.76%) GitHub
17 27 (0.76%) Serverless
18 23 (0.65%) Amazon ECS
19 21 (0.59%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 872 (24.47%) Firewall
2 692 (19.42%) WAN
3 674 (18.92%) LAN
4 394 (11.06%) VPN
5 385 (10.81%) Wireless
6 354 (9.94%) TCP/IP
7 347 (9.74%) SAN
8 346 (9.71%) DNS
9 327 (9.18%) Network Security
10 311 (8.73%) BGP
11 294 (8.25%) OSPF
12 264 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
13 256 (7.18%) MPLS
14 232 (6.51%) DHCP
15 231 (6.48%) Internet
16 195 (5.47%) Cisco ASA
17 182 (5.11%) VoIP
18 151 (4.24%) VLAN
19 141 (3.96%) Wi-Fi
20 122 (3.42%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 332 (9.32%) SQL Server
2 78 (2.19%) Big Data
3 55 (1.54%) MySQL
4 54 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
5 52 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
6 49 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 48 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
7 48 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 44 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 41 (1.15%) Power BI
10 38 (1.07%) DB2
11 35 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
12 32 (0.90%) Relational Database
13 30 (0.84%) NoSQL
14 26 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
15 22 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
16 21 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 21 (0.59%) RDBMS
17 18 (0.51%) Hadoop
18 17 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 93 (2.61%) Jenkins
2 70 (1.96%) Git (software)
3 52 (1.46%) JIRA
4 34 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 22 (0.62%) MSI
6 19 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
7 14 (0.39%) Maven
7 14 (0.39%) Visual Studio
8 13 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
9 11 (0.31%) TeamCity
10 10 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (0.20%) Bitbucket
12 7 (0.20%) SonarQube
13 6 (0.17%) Artifactory
13 6 (0.17%) Chocolatey
13 6 (0.17%) GitLab
13 6 (0.17%) Gradle
13 6 (0.17%) Moq
13 6 (0.17%) NUnit
General
1 695 (19.51%) Finance
2 284 (7.97%) Telecoms
3 256 (7.18%) Banking
4 252 (7.07%) Public Sector
5 163 (4.57%) Retail
6 68 (1.91%) Marketing
7 59 (1.66%) Manufacturing
8 55 (1.54%) Law
9 38 (1.07%) Legal
10 36 (1.01%) Back Office
11 35 (0.98%) Financial Institution
12 30 (0.84%) German Language
13 24 (0.67%) Electronics
13 24 (0.67%) Games
14 23 (0.65%) Billing
14 23 (0.65%) Local Government
14 23 (0.65%) Police
15 22 (0.62%) French Language
16 20 (0.56%) Fire and Rescue
17 18 (0.51%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 571 (16.03%) Architect
2 526 (14.76%) Network Engineer
3 405 (11.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 270 (7.58%) Analyst
5 254 (7.13%) Consultant
6 204 (5.73%) Senior Network Engineer
7 159 (4.46%) Solutions Architect
8 152 (4.27%) Technical Architect
9 141 (3.96%) Infrastructure Manager
10 133 (3.73%) Support Engineer
11 129 (3.62%) Project Manager
12 111 (3.12%) Cloud Engineer
13 108 (3.03%) DevOps Engineer
14 97 (2.72%) Systems Engineer
15 96 (2.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 94 (2.64%) Cloud Architect
17 93 (2.61%) Infrastructure Architect
18 91 (2.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
19 87 (2.44%) IT Manager
20 85 (2.39%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (3.54%) Web Services
2 100 (2.81%) .NET
3 46 (1.29%) JSON
4 45 (1.26%) Middleware
5 37 (1.04%) REST
6 35 (0.98%) LDAP
7 33 (0.93%) CSS
8 32 (0.90%) 802.1X
9 31 (0.87%) Node.js
10 29 (0.81%) Kafka
11 28 (0.79%) .NET Framework
12 27 (0.76%) SAML
13 26 (0.73%) Elastic Stack
14 24 (0.67%) ASP.NET
14 24 (0.67%) HTML
14 24 (0.67%) OAuth
15 22 (0.62%) HTML5
15 22 (0.62%) React
15 22 (0.62%) XML
16 21 (0.59%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 282 (7.91%) Public Cloud
2 224 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
3 190 (5.33%) Management Information System
4 149 (4.18%) Self-Motivation
5 148 (4.15%) Hybrid Cloud
6 104 (2.92%) Private Cloud
7 98 (2.75%) Replication
8 88 (2.47%) Driving Licence
9 78 (2.19%) Clustering
10 65 (1.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 64 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
12 58 (1.63%) User Experience
13 45 (1.26%) Virtual Team
14 40 (1.12%) Cloud Native
14 40 (1.12%) Mobile App
15 39 (1.09%) CCTV
15 39 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
16 37 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
17 33 (0.93%) NHS
18 32 (0.90%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1,236 (34.69%) Windows
2 769 (21.58%) Linux
3 612 (17.18%) Windows Server
4 198 (5.56%) Windows 10
5 192 (5.39%) Unix
6 155 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 141 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 117 (3.28%) Windows 7
9 64 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 60 (1.68%) CentOS
11 45 (1.26%) Windows 8
12 43 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
13 36 (1.01%) Mac OS
14 26 (0.73%) Ubuntu
15 25 (0.70%) Apple iOS
16 24 (0.67%) VMS
17 21 (0.59%) Android
18 17 (0.48%) Mac OS X
19 16 (0.45%) Solaris
20 15 (0.42%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 677 (19.00%) ITIL
2 501 (14.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 500 (14.03%) Migration
4 489 (13.72%) Agile Software Development
5 435 (12.21%) DevOps
6 384 (10.78%) Presales
7 369 (10.36%) Project Management
8 343 (9.63%) Problem-Solving
9 326 (9.15%) Service Delivery
10 288 (8.08%) Mentoring
11 281 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
12 249 (6.99%) Configuration Management
12 249 (6.99%) Load Balancing
13 238 (6.68%) Project Delivery
14 213 (5.98%) Change Management
15 212 (5.95%) PRINCE2
16 205 (5.75%) Service Management
17 189 (5.30%) Information Security
18 179 (5.02%) IT Strategy
18 179 (5.02%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 338 (9.49%) SQL
2 325 (9.12%) PowerShell
3 221 (6.20%) Python
4 105 (2.95%) Bash Shell
5 77 (2.16%) C#
6 75 (2.10%) JavaScript
7 73 (2.05%) Ruby
8 68 (1.91%) Java
9 54 (1.52%) C
10 36 (1.01%) Perl
11 35 (0.98%) Go
12 27 (0.76%) T-SQL
13 25 (0.70%) PHP
14 24 (0.67%) Shell Script
15 23 (0.65%) C++
16 22 (0.62%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 13 (0.36%) XPath
18 11 (0.31%) Java 8
18 11 (0.31%) Scala
19 10 (0.28%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 831 (23.32%) Cisco Certification
2 547 (15.35%) CCNP
3 416 (11.68%) CCNA
4 343 (9.63%) Degree
5 269 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 207 (5.81%) CCIE
7 193 (5.42%) MCSE
8 164 (4.60%) Security Cleared
9 129 (3.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 92 (2.58%) SC Cleared
11 87 (2.44%) MCSA
12 75 (2.10%) CCDP
13 70 (1.96%) AWS Certification
14 67 (1.88%) JNCIS
15 61 (1.71%) CCSE
15 61 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
16 57 (1.60%) CISSP
17 55 (1.54%) MCITP
18 50 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
19 48 (1.35%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 264 (7.41%) SLA
2 87 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 42 (1.18%) PMO
4 39 (1.09%) QA
5 36 (1.01%) ISO 9001
6 29 (0.81%) GDPR
7 25 (0.70%) PCI DSS
8 18 (0.51%) COBIT
9 17 (0.48%) Data Quality
10 13 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 11 (0.31%) NIST
12 10 (0.28%) ISO 22301
12 10 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
14 5 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 4 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 3 (0.084%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 3 (0.084%) NCSC
16 3 (0.084%) Solvency II
17 2 (0.056%) DICOM
System Software
1 861 (24.17%) Active Directory
2 809 (22.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 399 (11.20%) Hyper-V
4 187 (5.25%) Docker
5 177 (4.97%) XenApp
6 138 (3.87%) Virtual Machines
6 138 (3.87%) vSphere
7 121 (3.40%) VMware ESXi
8 82 (2.30%) XenDesktop
9 66 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
10 52 (1.46%) VMware NSX
11 50 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
12 43 (1.21%) Firmware
13 30 (0.84%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 19 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 16 (0.45%) KVM
15 16 (0.45%) NFS
16 14 (0.39%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 12 (0.34%) HDFS
18 11 (0.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 355 (9.96%) SCCM
2 185 (5.19%) Ansible
3 152 (4.27%) Puppet
4 141 (3.96%) Kubernetes
5 122 (3.42%) SCOM
6 104 (2.92%) WSUS
7 100 (2.81%) Terraform
8 84 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
9 70 (1.96%) Nagios
10 67 (1.88%) Cisco CUCM
11 59 (1.66%) SCVMM
12 48 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
13 47 (1.32%) NetBackup
14 41 (1.15%) Cisco UCCX
15 36 (1.01%) Cisco Prime
15 36 (1.01%) vRealize
16 34 (0.95%) EMC NetWorker
16 34 (0.95%) vCenter Server
17 31 (0.87%) Microsoft Clustering
18 30 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1,194 (33.51%) Microsoft
2 1,113 (31.24%) VMware
3 1,091 (30.62%) Cisco
4 498 (13.98%) Citrix
5 270 (7.58%) Juniper
6 240 (6.74%) CheckPoint
7 222 (6.23%) Palo Alto
8 203 (5.70%) HP
9 187 (5.25%) F5
10 184 (5.16%) NetApp
11 155 (4.35%) SolarWinds
12 148 (4.15%) Meraki
13 137 (3.85%) EMC
14 122 (3.42%) Dell
15 104 (2.92%) Veeam
16 101 (2.83%) Red Hat
17 96 (2.69%) Fortinet
18 92 (2.58%) Google
19 86 (2.41%) IBM
19 86 (2.41%) Oracle