Period
to 19 August 2017

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 19 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 84 83
Rank change year-on-year -51 -1 +19
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 4516 6239 7149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.55% 3.16% 3.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.97% 7.59% 7.98%
Number of salaries quoted 3359 4458 5563
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -0.99% +1.00%
10th Percentile £30,600 £29,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,800
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +5.26%

Data Centre is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 75705 82161 89580
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.79% 41.66% 41.21%
Number of salaries quoted 57774 67209 71350
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 19 August 2017.

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 19 August 2017. 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 -50 4225 £52,500 +0.96% 263
UK excluding London -47 2633 £45,000 -5.26% 185
London -20 1778 £58,500 +1.74% 95
South East -50 822 £50,000 -0.99% 62
Midlands -23 626 £47,500 - 14
North of England -12 544 £45,000 - 41
West Midlands -23 468 £50,000 +5.26% 9
East of England +13 330 £52,500 +10.53% 27
North West -23 291 £44,000 -12.00% 21
Yorkshire +13 246 £45,000 - 16
South West -89 164 £40,000 - 25
East Midlands -20 154 £39,000 -13.33% 5
Scotland -44 130 £45,000 -8.16% 11
Wales +31 43 £38,750 -11.93% 6
Northern Ireland -8 15 £40,000 -3.61%
Channel Islands -2 7 £32,500 -17.72%
North East -16 7 £45,000 +50.00% 4

For the 6 months to 19 August 2017, IT jobs citing Data Centre also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 1550 (34.32%) Cisco
2 1399 (30.98%) Windows
3 1378 (30.51%) VMware
4 1292 (28.61%) Linux
5 1185 (26.24%) Microsoft
6 1159 (25.66%) Firewall
7 1123 (24.87%) ITIL
8 956 (21.17%) Cisco Certification
9 942 (20.86%) Finance
10 933 (20.66%) VMware Infrastructure
11 919 (20.35%) WAN
12 833 (18.45%) Active Directory
13 797 (17.65%) LAN
14 681 (15.08%) CCNP
15 661 (14.64%) Windows Server
16 639 (14.15%) Microsoft Azure
17 603 (13.35%) Amazon AWS
17 603 (13.35%) VPN
18 527 (11.67%) SAN
19 519 (11.49%) DNS
20 513 (11.36%) Citrix
21 505 (11.18%) DevOps
22 503 (11.14%) Juniper
23 487 (10.78%) Degree
24 485 (10.74%) MPLS
24 485 (10.74%) Service Delivery
25 469 (10.39%) Unix
26 464 (10.27%) BGP
27 442 (9.79%) CheckPoint
28 428 (9.48%) CCNA

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
1 320 (7.09%) MS Exchange
2 174 (3.85%) IIS
3 154 (3.41%) SharePoint
4 124 (2.75%) Apache
5 123 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 122 (2.70%) Skype for Business
7 92 (2.04%) OpenStack
8 89 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
9 66 (1.46%) Tomcat
10 61 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
11 38 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
11 38 (0.84%) nginx
12 36 (0.80%) WebLogic
13 32 (0.71%) JBoss
14 30 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 26 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
16 25 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 23 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
18 20 (0.44%) Confluence
19 19 (0.42%) Drupal
Applications
1 239 (5.29%) Microsoft Office
2 81 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 55 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 53 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
5 35 (0.78%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.16%) Campfire
7 4 (0.089%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.044%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.022%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.022%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 26 (0.58%) assyst
2 17 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
5 12 (0.27%) Sentinel
6 8 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
6 8 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.16%) Eloqua
7 7 (0.16%) Magento
7 7 (0.16%) SAP BPC
7 7 (0.16%) Workfront
8 4 (0.089%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.066%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.066%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.066%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 2 (0.044%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
10 2 (0.044%) Infor M3
10 2 (0.044%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.044%) Relativity
11 1 (0.022%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 639 (14.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 603 (13.35%) Amazon AWS
3 339 (7.51%) Office 365
4 250 (5.54%) IaaS
5 208 (4.61%) PaaS
6 198 (4.38%) SaaS
7 142 (3.14%) Cloud Computing
8 59 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
9 51 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 41 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
11 32 (0.71%) Amazon S3
12 31 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
12 31 (0.69%) GitHub
13 27 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
14 24 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
15 16 (0.35%) Yammer
16 15 (0.33%) Amazon Glacier
17 14 (0.31%) OpenShift
17 14 (0.31%) Slack
18 11 (0.24%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 1159 (25.66%) Firewall
2 919 (20.35%) WAN
3 797 (17.65%) LAN
4 603 (13.35%) VPN
5 527 (11.67%) SAN
6 519 (11.49%) DNS
7 485 (10.74%) MPLS
8 464 (10.27%) BGP
9 427 (9.46%) OSPF
10 403 (8.92%) Wireless
11 375 (8.30%) TCP/IP
12 356 (7.88%) DHCP
13 353 (7.82%) Cisco Nexus
14 352 (7.79%) Cisco ASA
15 339 (7.51%) Network Security
16 303 (6.71%) VoIP
17 272 (6.02%) VLAN
18 227 (5.03%) IPsec
19 212 (4.69%) EIGRP
20 201 (4.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 358 (7.93%) SQL Server
2 190 (4.21%) MySQL
3 88 (1.95%) NoSQL
4 82 (1.82%) Big Data
5 78 (1.73%) Relational Database
6 77 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
7 61 (1.35%) Oracle Database
8 59 (1.31%) MongoDB
9 45 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 42 (0.93%) Hadoop
11 35 (0.78%) RDBMS
11 35 (0.78%) Redis
11 35 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
12 34 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
13 31 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
13 31 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
13 31 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 30 (0.66%) Oracle Exadata
14 30 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 24 (0.53%) DB2
Development Applications
1 116 (2.57%) Git (software)
2 66 (1.46%) Jenkins
3 37 (0.82%) Subversion
4 36 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 33 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
6 32 (0.71%) JIRA
7 31 (0.69%) Visual Studio
8 29 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 19 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
9 19 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 17 (0.38%) Hudson
11 16 (0.35%) TeamCity
12 12 (0.27%) GitLab
13 10 (0.22%) Ant
13 10 (0.22%) Artifactory
14 9 (0.20%) Vagrant
15 8 (0.18%) HP UFT
15 8 (0.18%) Phabricator
15 8 (0.18%) Redmine
16 5 (0.11%) Gatling
General
1 942 (20.86%) Finance
2 392 (8.68%) Telecoms
3 258 (5.71%) Banking
4 197 (4.36%) Retail
5 97 (2.15%) Marketing
6 72 (1.59%) Billing
7 62 (1.37%) Games
8 59 (1.31%) Legal
9 54 (1.20%) Manufacturing
10 47 (1.04%) Law
11 46 (1.02%) Investment Banking
12 37 (0.82%) Back Office
13 36 (0.80%) Publishing
14 35 (0.78%) Advertising
15 34 (0.75%) Financial Institution
16 22 (0.49%) Electronics
17 17 (0.38%) Spanish Language
18 13 (0.29%) Retail Banking
19 12 (0.27%) Automotive
20 11 (0.24%) French Language
Job Titles
1 712 (15.77%) Network Engineer
2 520 (11.51%) Architect
3 331 (7.33%) Analyst
4 322 (7.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 255 (5.65%) Consultant
6 245 (5.43%) Support Engineer
7 196 (4.34%) Cisco Engineer
8 195 (4.32%) Senior Network Engineer
9 184 (4.07%) Administrator
10 181 (4.01%) Project Manager
11 178 (3.94%) Infrastructure Manager
12 145 (3.21%) Linux Engineer
13 142 (3.14%) Solutions Architect
14 141 (3.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 140 (3.10%) IT Manager
16 139 (3.08%) Data Centre Engineer
17 125 (2.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 123 (2.72%) Service Manager
19 116 (2.57%) Network Architect
20 114 (2.52%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (2.28%) HTML
2 101 (2.24%) Middleware
3 98 (2.17%) Web Services
4 88 (1.95%) .NET
5 72 (1.59%) CSS
6 60 (1.33%) LAMP
7 58 (1.28%) 802.1X
7 58 (1.28%) REST
8 55 (1.22%) XML
9 51 (1.13%) HTML5
10 44 (0.97%) AngularJS
11 38 (0.84%) JSON
12 32 (0.71%) OAuth
13 30 (0.66%) Kafka
14 27 (0.60%) Flash
14 27 (0.60%) SOAP
15 25 (0.55%) Oracle Fusion
15 25 (0.55%) RabbitMQ
15 25 (0.55%) SAML
16 22 (0.49%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 289 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
2 248 (5.49%) Computer Science
3 238 (5.27%) Management Information System
4 131 (2.90%) Public Cloud
5 121 (2.68%) Clustering
6 107 (2.37%) Replication
7 82 (1.82%) Virtual Team
8 78 (1.73%) Enterprise Storage
8 78 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
9 77 (1.71%) Private Cloud
10 65 (1.44%) CMDB
11 64 (1.42%) Driving Licence
12 62 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
13 58 (1.28%) PKI
14 54 (1.20%) Fat Client
14 54 (1.20%) Thin Client
15 50 (1.11%) Fintech
16 43 (0.95%) Hedge funds
16 43 (0.95%) User Experience
17 42 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1399 (30.98%) Windows
2 1292 (28.61%) Linux
3 661 (14.64%) Windows Server
4 469 (10.39%) Unix
5 363 (8.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 313 (6.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 277 (6.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 167 (3.70%) CentOS
9 119 (2.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 115 (2.55%) Windows 7
11 100 (2.21%) Ubuntu
12 76 (1.68%) Windows 10
13 75 (1.66%) Solaris
14 56 (1.24%) Debian
15 37 (0.82%) AIX
16 32 (0.71%) Android
17 19 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
18 16 (0.35%) Fedora
19 15 (0.33%) Mac OS
19 15 (0.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1123 (24.87%) ITIL
2 505 (11.18%) DevOps
3 485 (10.74%) Service Delivery
4 419 (9.28%) Migration
5 418 (9.26%) Presales
6 394 (8.72%) Project Management
7 354 (7.84%) Service Management
8 344 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
9 341 (7.55%) Change Management
10 320 (7.09%) Disaster Recovery
11 289 (6.40%) Load Balancing
12 273 (6.05%) PRINCE2
13 272 (6.02%) Continuous Improvement
14 266 (5.89%) Configuration Management
15 264 (5.85%) Network Design
16 257 (5.69%) High Availability
17 234 (5.18%) Mentoring
18 213 (4.72%) Stakeholder Management
19 191 (4.23%) Information Security
20 189 (4.19%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 366 (8.10%) SQL
2 355 (7.86%) PowerShell
3 330 (7.31%) Python
4 238 (5.27%) Bash Shell
5 227 (5.03%) Perl
6 181 (4.01%) Java
7 102 (2.26%) JavaScript
7 102 (2.26%) PHP
8 94 (2.08%) C
9 73 (1.62%) Shell Script
10 72 (1.59%) C#
11 65 (1.44%) Ruby
12 37 (0.82%) C++
13 32 (0.71%) VBScript
14 29 (0.64%) Korn
15 27 (0.60%) T-SQL
16 18 (0.40%) Bourne shell
17 15 (0.33%) R
18 12 (0.27%) Go
18 12 (0.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 956 (21.17%) Cisco Certification
2 681 (15.08%) CCNP
3 487 (10.78%) Degree
4 428 (9.48%) CCNA
5 365 (8.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 246 (5.45%) CCIE
7 221 (4.89%) Security Cleared
8 211 (4.67%) MCSE
9 166 (3.68%) MCSA
10 143 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
10 143 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 130 (2.88%) SC Cleared
12 110 (2.44%) CISSP
13 97 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
14 94 (2.08%) CCDP
15 70 (1.55%) MCP
16 64 (1.42%) DV Cleared
17 59 (1.31%) MCITP
18 57 (1.26%) JNCIA
18 57 (1.26%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 323 (7.15%) SLA
2 117 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 107 (2.37%) QA
4 92 (2.04%) PCI DSS
5 40 (0.89%) PMO
6 29 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 27 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
8 18 (0.40%) GDPR
8 18 (0.40%) ISO 9001
9 14 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 13 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
10 13 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (0.22%) COBIT
11 10 (0.22%) ISO 22301
12 9 (0.20%) GCP
13 8 (0.18%) ISO 14001
14 5 (0.11%) Data Quality
14 5 (0.11%) HL7
14 5 (0.11%) ISO 9000
14 5 (0.11%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 933 (20.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 833 (18.45%) Active Directory
3 351 (7.77%) Hyper-V
4 176 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
5 154 (3.41%) vSphere
6 147 (3.26%) XenApp
7 146 (3.23%) Docker
8 89 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
9 79 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
10 73 (1.62%) XenDesktop
11 65 (1.44%) KVM
12 41 (0.91%) VMware NSX
13 39 (0.86%) Firmware
14 37 (0.82%) vCloud
15 30 (0.66%) Terminal Services
16 23 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 23 (0.51%) NFS
16 23 (0.51%) Xen
17 18 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
18 17 (0.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 284 (6.29%) SCCM
2 277 (6.13%) Puppet
3 246 (5.45%) Opscode Chef
4 176 (3.90%) Ansible
5 162 (3.59%) SCOM
6 131 (2.90%) Nagios
7 82 (1.82%) WSUS
8 61 (1.35%) FortiGate
9 57 (1.26%) NetBackup
10 52 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
11 50 (1.11%) Kubernetes
12 47 (1.04%) Cisco Prime
13 45 (1.00%) vCenter Server
14 42 (0.93%) Backup Exec
15 37 (0.82%) Control-M
16 36 (0.80%) Cacti
16 36 (0.80%) ZABBIX
17 34 (0.75%) Tivoli
18 32 (0.71%) Cisco UCCE
18 32 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1550 (34.32%) Cisco
2 1378 (30.51%) VMware
3 1185 (26.24%) Microsoft
4 513 (11.36%) Citrix
5 503 (11.14%) Juniper
6 442 (9.79%) CheckPoint
7 371 (8.22%) F5
8 362 (8.02%) HP
9 299 (6.62%) Red Hat
10 266 (5.89%) Palo Alto
11 248 (5.49%) Oracle
12 239 (5.29%) NetApp
13 168 (3.72%) EMC
13 168 (3.72%) IBM
14 159 (3.52%) SolarWinds
15 144 (3.19%) Fortinet
16 141 (3.12%) Dell
17 101 (2.24%) Cognizant
18 94 (2.08%) ServiceNow
19 80 (1.77%) Meraki