Period
to

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 1 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 206 188 129
Rank change year-on-year -18 -59 -3
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 3,324 2,028 2,056
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.85% 1.90% 2.60%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.94% 4.78% 7.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1,986 1,509 1,604
10th Percentile £33,375 £32,500 £32,258
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £59,167 £55,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.58% -4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - - +2.04%

Data Centre is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 84,439 42,407 28,776
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 47.01% 39.68% 36.46%
Number of salaries quoted 34,284 26,171 22,789
10th Percentile £33,943 £32,500 £31,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £61,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.09% +4.55% +0.13%
75th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £101,250 £96,250 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -23 2,792 £57,500 +4.55% 345
UK excluding London -12 1,698 £50,000 - 236
Work from Home -18 1,574 £60,000 +4.35% 107
London -19 1,251 £68,000 +4.62% 118
South East -41 469 £55,000 +4.76% 53
North of England -20 394 £50,000 +5.26% 67
Midlands +5 346 £47,500 -5.00% 44
West Midlands -8 234 £46,500 -7.00% 29
North West -25 211 £50,000 +11.11% 32
East of England +12 207 £50,000 -9.09% 26
Yorkshire -35 134 £50,000 +5.26% 32
South West -46 131 £47,603 -9.33% 33
Scotland -62 81 £52,500 -4.55% 11
East Midlands -31 80 £50,000 - 15
Wales +8 50 £47,665 +27.11% 2
North East +14 49 £35,000 -6.67% 3
Channel Islands - 29 £100,000 -
Northern Ireland -22 8 £41,750 +39.17%

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 1,130 (34.00%) Microsoft
2 1,004 (30.20%) Azure
3 948 (28.52%) AWS
4 781 (23.50%) Cisco
5 771 (23.19%) Windows
6 769 (23.13%) VMware
7 714 (21.48%) Social Skills
8 688 (20.70%) Firewall
9 667 (20.07%) Finance
10 612 (18.41%) Cybersecurity
11 572 (17.21%) WAN
12 571 (17.18%) Agile
13 567 (17.06%) Linux
14 561 (16.88%) VMware Infrastructure
15 546 (16.43%) Active Directory
16 503 (15.13%) Public Cloud
17 449 (13.51%) Microsoft 365
18 443 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 443 (13.33%) ITIL
19 431 (12.97%) LAN
20 402 (12.09%) Cisco Certification
21 383 (11.52%) DevOps
22 380 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
23 372 (11.19%) Degree
24 353 (10.62%) Windows Server
24 353 (10.62%) Kubernetes
25 352 (10.59%) DNS
26 351 (10.56%) Migration
27 341 (10.26%) Project Management
28 340 (10.23%) Python

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
1 147 (4.42%) SharePoint
2 97 (2.92%) IIS
3 95 (2.86%) OpenStack
4 51 (1.53%) MS Exchange
5 24 (0.72%) Apache
6 23 (0.69%) IBM Notes
7 22 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 20 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
9 17 (0.51%) Apache Spark
9 17 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
9 17 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
9 17 (0.51%) Skype for Business
10 16 (0.48%) Tomcat
11 14 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (0.27%) CMS
12 9 (0.27%) nginx
12 9 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 9 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
13 7 (0.21%) Confluence
14 5 (0.15%) JBoss
Applications
1 184 (5.54%) Microsoft Office
2 77 (2.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 55 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 33 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
5 24 (0.72%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.27%) Zemax
7 3 (0.090%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 25 (0.75%) Fidessa
2 9 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.21%) SAP GTS
4 3 (0.090%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.090%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.060%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.030%) Cloudability
6 1 (0.030%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.030%) Kondor
6 1 (0.030%) Primavera
6 1 (0.030%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
6 1 (0.030%) RMDS
6 1 (0.030%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,004 (30.20%) Azure
2 948 (28.52%) AWS
3 449 (13.51%) Microsoft 365
4 262 (7.88%) IaaS
5 228 (6.86%) SaaS
6 196 (5.90%) PaaS
7 188 (5.66%) Cloud Computing
8 182 (5.48%) GCP
9 145 (4.36%) Azure Active Directory
10 107 (3.22%) Amazon EKS
11 92 (2.77%) Datadog
12 81 (2.44%) GitHub
13 66 (1.99%) AWS CloudFormation
14 64 (1.93%) Amazon EC2
15 61 (1.84%) Power Platform
16 60 (1.81%) Serverless
17 39 (1.17%) Mimecast
18 37 (1.11%) Amazon S3
19 35 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
19 35 (1.05%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 688 (20.70%) Firewall
2 572 (17.21%) WAN
3 431 (12.97%) LAN
4 352 (10.59%) DNS
5 288 (8.66%) VPN
6 243 (7.31%) Network Security
7 224 (6.74%) Wireless
8 221 (6.65%) DHCP
9 214 (6.44%) SAN
10 210 (6.32%) TCP/IP
11 182 (5.48%) MPLS
12 179 (5.39%) BGP
13 177 (5.32%) SD-WAN
14 171 (5.14%) Wi-Fi
15 170 (5.11%) Cisco Nexus
16 147 (4.42%) Cisco ASA
17 136 (4.09%) OSPF
18 113 (3.40%) VoIP
19 104 (3.13%) Internet
20 91 (2.74%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (4.87%) SQL Server
2 80 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
3 55 (1.65%) MySQL
4 44 (1.32%) Relational Database
5 42 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
6 40 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
6 40 (1.20%) Big Data
6 40 (1.20%) NoSQL
7 36 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
8 32 (0.96%) Metadata
9 27 (0.81%) Couchbase
10 22 (0.66%) Power BI
11 20 (0.60%) Data Lake
11 20 (0.60%) MongoDB
11 20 (0.60%) RDBMS
12 19 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 13 (0.39%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 13 (0.39%) Hadoop
14 12 (0.36%) Oracle Database
14 12 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 132 (3.97%) Jenkins
2 60 (1.81%) Cucumber
3 59 (1.77%) RSpec
4 53 (1.59%) Git (software)
5 43 (1.29%) JUnit
6 40 (1.20%) JIRA
7 20 (0.60%) Visual Studio
8 16 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
8 16 (0.48%) TeamCity
9 15 (0.45%) Bitbucket
10 13 (0.39%) Robot Framework
11 12 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 11 (0.33%) Burp Suite
13 10 (0.30%) Selenium
14 9 (0.27%) Eclipse
14 9 (0.27%) GitLab
14 9 (0.27%) WebSpeed
15 6 (0.18%) HP UFT
15 6 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
15 6 (0.18%) Subversion
General
1 714 (21.48%) Social Skills
2 667 (20.07%) Finance
3 315 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
4 217 (6.53%) Telecoms
5 216 (6.50%) Banking
6 177 (5.32%) Public Sector
7 160 (4.81%) Legal
8 143 (4.30%) Presentation Skills
9 133 (4.00%) Law
10 99 (2.98%) Marketing
11 97 (2.92%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 97 (2.92%) Organisational Skills
12 94 (2.83%) Retail
13 61 (1.84%) Documentation Skills
14 54 (1.62%) Investment Banking
15 51 (1.53%) Influencing Skills
16 38 (1.14%) Manufacturing
17 33 (0.99%) Back Office
18 27 (0.81%) Advertising
19 26 (0.78%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 674 (20.28%) Architect
2 404 (12.15%) Solutions Architect
3 384 (11.55%) Network Engineer
4 309 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 190 (5.72%) Project Manager
6 188 (5.66%) Cloud Engineer
7 186 (5.60%) Cloud Architect
8 157 (4.72%) Software Engineer
9 135 (4.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 130 (3.91%) Cloud Solutions Architect
10 130 (3.91%) Infrastructure Manager
11 117 (3.52%) IT Engineer
12 114 (3.43%) Analyst
12 114 (3.43%) Support Engineer
13 110 (3.31%) Azure Architect
14 107 (3.22%) Cisco Engineer
15 106 (3.19%) DevOps Engineer
16 100 (3.01%) Consultant
17 98 (2.95%) IT Manager
18 96 (2.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (2.98%) .NET
2 98 (2.95%) RESTful
3 66 (1.99%) Swagger
4 65 (1.96%) Kafka
4 65 (1.96%) OpenAPI
5 63 (1.90%) Spring
6 54 (1.62%) Node.js
7 51 (1.53%) Spring Boot
8 46 (1.38%) Middleware
9 45 (1.35%) JSON
9 45 (1.35%) React
10 43 (1.29%) Web Services
11 33 (0.99%) REST
12 27 (0.81%) LDAP
13 24 (0.72%) Socket.IO
13 24 (0.72%) WebRTC
14 22 (0.66%) ASP.NET
14 22 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
14 22 (0.66%) XML
15 20 (0.60%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 503 (15.13%) Public Cloud
2 165 (4.96%) Management Information System
3 157 (4.72%) Cloud Native
4 150 (4.51%) Self-Motivation
5 129 (3.88%) IoT
6 103 (3.10%) Private Cloud
7 102 (3.07%) Hybrid Cloud
8 79 (2.38%) Replication
9 67 (2.02%) Legacy Applications
10 64 (1.93%) Driving Licence
11 57 (1.71%) Clustering
12 53 (1.59%) Virtual Team
13 52 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
14 46 (1.38%) PKI
15 45 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
15 45 (1.35%) User Experience
16 40 (1.20%) Blockchain
17 38 (1.14%) Hackathon
17 38 (1.14%) iPhone
17 38 (1.14%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 771 (23.19%) Windows
2 567 (17.06%) Linux
3 353 (10.62%) Windows Server
4 120 (3.61%) Windows 10
5 110 (3.31%) Unix
6 101 (3.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 87 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 87 (2.62%) Windows Server 2019
8 86 (2.59%) Windows Server 2016
9 67 (2.02%) Windows 7
10 54 (1.62%) CentOS
11 49 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
12 34 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
13 33 (0.99%) Ubuntu
14 32 (0.96%) Mac OS
15 16 (0.48%) SUSE
16 14 (0.42%) Mac OS X
16 14 (0.42%) VMS
17 11 (0.33%) Kali Linux
18 10 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 612 (18.41%) Cybersecurity
2 571 (17.18%) Agile
3 443 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 443 (13.33%) ITIL
4 383 (11.52%) DevOps
5 380 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
6 351 (10.56%) Migration
7 341 (10.26%) Project Management
8 338 (10.17%) Service Delivery
9 322 (9.69%) CI/CD
10 321 (9.66%) Mentoring
11 314 (9.45%) Software Licensing
12 299 (9.00%) Project Delivery
13 273 (8.21%) Presales
14 246 (7.40%) Microservices
15 242 (7.28%) Customer Engagement
16 241 (7.25%) Information Security
17 229 (6.89%) Computer Science
18 217 (6.53%) Software Engineering
19 212 (6.38%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 340 (10.23%) Python
2 269 (8.09%) SQL
3 195 (5.87%) Java
4 185 (5.57%) PowerShell
5 97 (2.92%) JavaScript
6 96 (2.89%) C
7 94 (2.83%) Go
8 83 (2.50%) Bash
9 62 (1.87%) Ruby
10 59 (1.77%) C#
11 56 (1.68%) C++
12 31 (0.93%) Shell Script
13 29 (0.87%) Scala
14 26 (0.78%) Perl
15 24 (0.72%) PHP
16 18 (0.54%) T-SQL
17 16 (0.48%) Elixir
18 12 (0.36%) Rust
19 11 (0.33%) Embedded C
20 10 (0.30%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 402 (12.09%) Cisco Certification
2 372 (11.19%) Degree
3 251 (7.55%) CCNP
4 248 (7.46%) Security Cleared
5 190 (5.72%) SC Cleared
6 156 (4.69%) CCNA
7 139 (4.18%) CCIE
8 113 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 109 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
10 73 (2.20%) MCSE
11 70 (2.11%) CISSP
12 54 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 51 (1.53%) CISM
13 51 (1.53%) PMI Certification
14 50 (1.50%) MCSA
15 48 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
16 43 (1.29%) AWS Certification
17 38 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 32 (0.96%) DV Cleared
19 31 (0.93%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (4.87%) SLA
2 118 (3.55%) GDPR
3 103 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 82 (2.47%) QA
5 59 (1.77%) Cyber Essentials
6 49 (1.47%) PCI DSS
7 41 (1.23%) PMO
8 40 (1.20%) NIST
9 31 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 18 (0.54%) GxP
11 17 (0.51%) ISO 9001
12 16 (0.48%) Data Quality
13 14 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 10 (0.30%) NCSC
14 10 (0.30%) SOC 2
15 7 (0.21%) GRC
16 6 (0.18%) NIST 800
17 3 (0.090%) HIPAA
17 3 (0.090%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 3 (0.090%) IASME
System Software
1 561 (16.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 546 (16.43%) Active Directory
3 290 (8.72%) Docker
4 206 (6.20%) Hyper-V
5 125 (3.76%) vSphere
6 99 (2.98%) VMware ESXi
7 90 (2.71%) Virtual Desktop
8 59 (1.77%) VMware NSX
9 52 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
10 37 (1.11%) XenApp
11 30 (0.90%) XenDesktop
12 29 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
13 26 (0.78%) Firmware
14 19 (0.57%) Terminal Services
15 13 (0.39%) KVM
15 13 (0.39%) LXC
16 11 (0.33%) ProxySG
17 10 (0.30%) NFS
17 10 (0.30%) Slurm Workload Manager
17 10 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 353 (10.62%) Kubernetes
2 256 (7.70%) Terraform
3 191 (5.75%) Ansible
4 100 (3.01%) SCCM
5 69 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
6 60 (1.81%) FortiGate
7 59 (1.77%) Puppet
8 58 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
9 53 (1.59%) Nagios
10 49 (1.47%) SCOM
11 48 (1.44%) vCenter Server
12 39 (1.17%) WSUS
13 34 (1.02%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 32 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
15 30 (0.90%) Grafana
16 27 (0.81%) Salt
17 26 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
18 24 (0.72%) vRealize
19 22 (0.66%) NetBackup
20 21 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1,130 (34.00%) Microsoft
2 781 (23.50%) Cisco
3 769 (23.13%) VMware
4 333 (10.02%) Apple
5 315 (9.48%) Adobe
6 262 (7.88%) Citrix
7 180 (5.42%) Juniper
8 173 (5.20%) F5
9 154 (4.63%) Palo Alto
10 150 (4.51%) CheckPoint
11 146 (4.39%) HP
12 134 (4.03%) Dell
13 132 (3.97%) Fortinet
14 108 (3.25%) Red Hat
15 104 (3.13%) SolarWinds
16 95 (2.86%) Meraki
17 94 (2.83%) Oracle
18 88 (2.65%) Veeam
19 84 (2.53%) Google
19 84 (2.53%) IBM