Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 121 128 83
Rank change year-on-year +7 -45 +3
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 4,245 4,530 5,837
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.80% 2.59% 3.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.69% 6.42% 8.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2,875 3,393 4,012
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,438 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.08% - -

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 63,477 70,577 69,565
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.81% 40.42% 39.55%
Number of salaries quoted 48,583 54,696 56,851
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.89%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +13 3,982 £55,000 - 610
UK excluding London +29 2,650 £49,438 +4.08% 457
London -9 1,469 £65,000 +8.33% 189
Midlands +42 735 £55,000 +22.22% 76
South East 0 713 £50,000 - 129
West Midlands +29 612 £55,000 +22.22% 52
North of England +68 590 £42,500 -5.56% 97
Yorkshire +95 323 £41,500 -7.78% 39
East of England -38 274 £45,000 -28.00% 69
North West -8 215 £45,000 - 52
South West +23 201 £50,000 +19.05% 51
East Midlands +34 120 £50,000 +11.11% 24
Scotland +3 120 £52,500 +5.00% 22
North East +42 52 £53,750 +14.36% 6
Wales +19 45 £40,000 +6.67% 11
Northern Ireland -25 4 £22,000 -45.00% 3
Channel Islands -4 3 - -

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1,369 (32.25%) VMware
2 1,361 (32.06%) Cisco
3 1,231 (29.00%) Microsoft
4 1,228 (28.93%) Windows
5 1,146 (27.00%) Firewall
6 1,035 (24.38%) ITIL
7 1,033 (24.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 1,024 (24.12%) VMware Infrastructure
9 969 (22.83%) Active Directory
10 885 (20.85%) Amazon AWS
11 839 (19.76%) WAN
12 810 (19.08%) Finance
13 777 (18.30%) LAN
14 771 (18.16%) Cisco Certification
15 746 (17.57%) Linux
16 618 (14.56%) Windows Server
17 614 (14.46%) Project Management
18 601 (14.16%) Agile Software Development
19 570 (13.43%) DevOps
20 519 (12.23%) CCNP
21 509 (11.99%) Hyper-V
22 505 (11.90%) DNS
22 505 (11.90%) Degree
23 485 (11.43%) Wireless
24 484 (11.40%) Office 365
24 484 (11.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 477 (11.24%) Service Delivery
26 471 (11.10%) Presales
27 428 (10.08%) Citrix
28 423 (9.96%) Service Management

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
1 276 (6.50%) MS Exchange
2 182 (4.29%) SharePoint
3 136 (3.20%) IIS
4 80 (1.88%) Apache
5 75 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 68 (1.60%) OpenStack
7 67 (1.58%) Skype for Business
8 55 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
9 53 (1.25%) Tomcat
10 45 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
11 39 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
12 36 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
13 34 (0.80%) JBoss
14 31 (0.73%) Confluence
15 30 (0.71%) CMS
16 25 (0.59%) WebLogic
17 23 (0.54%) IBM Notes
18 19 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
19 15 (0.35%) Oracle Application Server
19 15 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 289 (6.81%) Microsoft Office
2 104 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 84 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 61 (1.44%) MS Visio
5 49 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.28%) Snapchat
7 8 (0.19%) Revit
8 6 (0.14%) AutoCAD
8 6 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.047%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 19 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 18 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (0.19%) SAP GRC
4 8 (0.19%) Workfront
5 7 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.12%) Relativity
7 4 (0.094%) Concordance
7 4 (0.094%) Magento
8 3 (0.071%) PlanetPress Connect
8 3 (0.071%) Sage 50
8 3 (0.071%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.071%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.047%) assyst
9 2 (0.047%) Bankmaster
9 2 (0.047%) Odoo
10 1 (0.024%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.024%) Oracle Receivables
10 1 (0.024%) Payment Gateway
10 1 (0.024%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1,033 (24.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 885 (20.85%) Amazon AWS
3 484 (11.40%) Office 365
4 220 (5.18%) IaaS
5 214 (5.04%) SaaS
6 164 (3.86%) Cloud Computing
7 160 (3.77%) PaaS
8 125 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
9 98 (2.31%) Azure Active Directory
10 73 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
11 70 (1.65%) Amazon S3
12 67 (1.58%) AWS CloudFormation
13 40 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 37 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 29 (0.68%) Serverless
16 28 (0.66%) Mimecast
17 24 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
18 21 (0.49%) GitHub
19 20 (0.47%) G Suite
20 13 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1,146 (27.00%) Firewall
2 839 (19.76%) WAN
3 777 (18.30%) LAN
4 505 (11.90%) DNS
5 485 (11.43%) Wireless
6 399 (9.40%) VPN
7 361 (8.50%) DHCP
8 348 (8.20%) Network Security
9 343 (8.08%) BGP
10 335 (7.89%) VoIP
11 329 (7.75%) OSPF
12 315 (7.42%) SAN
13 308 (7.26%) TCP/IP
14 289 (6.81%) MPLS
15 263 (6.20%) Cisco ASA
16 233 (5.49%) Cisco Nexus
17 202 (4.76%) Unified Communications
18 201 (4.73%) Internet
19 168 (3.96%) Wi-Fi
20 158 (3.72%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 306 (7.21%) SQL Server
2 97 (2.29%) Big Data
3 79 (1.86%) Amazon RDS
4 77 (1.81%) MySQL
5 75 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 59 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
7 53 (1.25%) SQL Server 2016
8 47 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 47 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 43 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 37 (0.87%) Oracle Database
11 34 (0.80%) NoSQL
12 33 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
13 28 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
13 28 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
13 28 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 25 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
15 24 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
16 23 (0.54%) Relational Database
17 21 (0.49%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 141 (3.32%) Jenkins
2 94 (2.21%) Visual Studio Team System
3 87 (2.05%) Git (software)
4 81 (1.91%) Maven
5 78 (1.84%) Gradle
6 75 (1.77%) Ant
7 65 (1.53%) JIRA
8 30 (0.71%) Visual Studio
9 27 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
10 24 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 15 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 15 (0.35%) Chocolatey
12 14 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
13 13 (0.31%) TeamCity
14 9 (0.21%) GitLab
15 8 (0.19%) CF BOSH
15 8 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
16 7 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
17 5 (0.12%) Toad
18 4 (0.094%) IntelliJ
General
1 810 (19.08%) Finance
2 239 (5.63%) Telecoms
3 215 (5.06%) Retail
4 147 (3.46%) Banking
5 81 (1.91%) Financial Institution
6 77 (1.81%) Legal
7 76 (1.79%) Billing
8 64 (1.51%) Marketing
9 60 (1.41%) Manufacturing
10 54 (1.27%) Publishing
11 47 (1.11%) Law
12 40 (0.94%) Advertising
13 32 (0.75%) German Language
14 30 (0.71%) Electronics
15 27 (0.64%) Back Office
15 27 (0.64%) Investment Banking
16 26 (0.61%) French Language
16 26 (0.61%) Games
16 26 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
17 17 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 614 (14.46%) Architect
2 493 (11.61%) Network Engineer
3 362 (8.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 312 (7.35%) Analyst
5 261 (6.15%) Project Manager
6 229 (5.39%) Solutions Architect
7 196 (4.62%) Consultant
8 183 (4.31%) Infrastructure Manager
9 159 (3.75%) Administrator
10 156 (3.67%) DevOps Engineer
11 142 (3.35%) Cloud Engineer
12 139 (3.27%) Support Engineer
13 137 (3.23%) Cloud Architect
14 125 (2.94%) Network Architect
15 115 (2.71%) Cisco Engineer
15 115 (2.71%) Support Analyst
15 115 (2.71%) Technical Support
16 110 (2.59%) IT Manager
17 109 (2.57%) IT Engineer
17 109 (2.57%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (4.45%) .NET
2 172 (4.05%) Middleware
3 162 (3.82%) Web Services
4 53 (1.25%) 802.1X
5 45 (1.06%) JSON
6 44 (1.04%) Node.js
7 41 (0.97%) HTML
8 38 (0.90%) J2EE
9 37 (0.87%) SAML
10 36 (0.85%) HTML5
10 36 (0.85%) RabbitMQ
11 35 (0.82%) LDAP
11 35 (0.82%) OAuth
12 32 (0.75%) XMPP
13 30 (0.71%) Elastic Stack
13 30 (0.71%) Kafka
14 21 (0.49%) .NET Framework
15 20 (0.47%) REST
16 19 (0.45%) Spring Boot
17 16 (0.38%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 346 (8.15%) Self-Motivation
2 308 (7.26%) Public Cloud
3 248 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
4 210 (4.95%) Management Information System
5 192 (4.52%) Hybrid Cloud
6 136 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
7 132 (3.11%) Private Cloud
8 129 (3.04%) Clustering
9 89 (2.10%) PKI
9 89 (2.10%) Replication
10 77 (1.81%) Virtual Team
11 66 (1.55%) CMDB
11 66 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
12 58 (1.37%) Driving Licence
13 52 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
14 49 (1.15%) Hedge funds
15 34 (0.80%) VxBlock/Vblock
16 33 (0.78%) NHS
17 28 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
17 28 (0.66%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1,228 (28.93%) Windows
2 746 (17.57%) Linux
3 618 (14.56%) Windows Server
4 333 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 272 (6.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 235 (5.54%) Unix
7 163 (3.84%) Windows 10
8 160 (3.77%) Windows 7
9 122 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 107 (2.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 63 (1.48%) Windows 8
12 51 (1.20%) CentOS
13 45 (1.06%) AIX
13 45 (1.06%) Ubuntu
14 44 (1.04%) Solaris
15 27 (0.64%) SUSE
16 26 (0.61%) Mac OS X
17 21 (0.49%) Apple iOS
18 18 (0.42%) Windows XP
19 17 (0.40%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,035 (24.38%) ITIL
2 614 (14.46%) Project Management
3 601 (14.16%) Agile Software Development
4 570 (13.43%) DevOps
5 484 (11.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 477 (11.24%) Service Delivery
7 471 (11.10%) Presales
8 423 (9.96%) Service Management
9 416 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
10 395 (9.31%) Migration
11 334 (7.87%) PRINCE2
12 333 (7.84%) Data Protection
13 303 (7.14%) Change Management
14 297 (7.00%) Configuration Management
15 261 (6.15%) Continuous Improvement
16 253 (5.96%) Load Balancing
17 247 (5.82%) Disaster Recovery
18 243 (5.72%) Line Management
19 237 (5.58%) IT Strategy
20 236 (5.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 392 (9.23%) SQL
2 382 (9.00%) Python
3 380 (8.95%) PowerShell
4 182 (4.29%) Java
5 181 (4.26%) Bash Shell
6 173 (4.08%) Ruby
7 106 (2.50%) Perl
8 87 (2.05%) C#
9 82 (1.93%) C
10 76 (1.79%) Shell Script
11 70 (1.65%) JavaScript
12 42 (0.99%) VBScript
13 41 (0.97%) C++
14 30 (0.71%) T-SQL
15 28 (0.66%) PHP
16 21 (0.49%) VB
17 15 (0.35%) Go
18 12 (0.28%) PL/SQL
19 8 (0.19%) Java 8
19 8 (0.19%) Korn
Qualifications
1 771 (18.16%) Cisco Certification
2 519 (12.23%) CCNP
3 505 (11.90%) Degree
4 347 (8.17%) CCNA
5 341 (8.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 239 (5.63%) MCSE
7 216 (5.09%) CCIE
8 188 (4.43%) ITIL Certification
9 175 (4.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 160 (3.77%) Security Cleared
11 127 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
12 122 (2.87%) SC Cleared
13 107 (2.52%) MCSA
14 96 (2.26%) CISSP
15 90 (2.12%) MCITP
16 77 (1.81%) MCP
17 76 (1.79%) CCDP
18 69 (1.63%) PMI Certification
19 59 (1.39%) ISEB
20 54 (1.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 372 (8.76%) GDPR
2 303 (7.14%) SLA
3 195 (4.59%) PMO
4 167 (3.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 81 (1.91%) QA
6 63 (1.48%) PCI DSS
7 59 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials
8 37 (0.87%) ISO 9001
9 28 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 19 (0.45%) GPG13
11 17 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 15 (0.35%) ISO 22301
13 14 (0.33%) HIPAA
14 13 (0.31%) COBIT
15 8 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 7 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 5 (0.12%) GAMP
18 4 (0.094%) ISO 14001
19 2 (0.047%) ISO 9000
19 2 (0.047%) SAS 70
System Software
1 1,024 (24.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 969 (22.83%) Active Directory
3 509 (11.99%) Hyper-V
4 252 (5.94%) Docker
5 134 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
6 103 (2.43%) vSphere
7 85 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
8 76 (1.79%) VMware NSX
9 72 (1.70%) Virtual Servers
10 58 (1.37%) XenApp
11 51 (1.20%) Firmware
12 49 (1.15%) XenDesktop
13 33 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
14 29 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
15 23 (0.54%) DFS Replication
16 22 (0.52%) VMware Server
17 19 (0.45%) Terminal Services
18 18 (0.42%) LXC
18 18 (0.42%) NFS
19 17 (0.40%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 312 (7.35%) SCCM
2 307 (7.23%) Puppet
3 273 (6.43%) Ansible
4 177 (4.17%) SCOM
5 161 (3.79%) Kubernetes
6 142 (3.35%) Opscode Chef
7 123 (2.90%) Nagios
8 78 (1.84%) Terraform
9 75 (1.77%) WSUS
10 68 (1.60%) Cisco Prime
11 63 (1.48%) Norton AntiVirus
12 62 (1.46%) Cisco CUCM
13 57 (1.34%) vCenter Server
14 46 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
15 40 (0.94%) FortiGate
16 39 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
17 35 (0.82%) SCVMM
18 34 (0.80%) vRealize
19 33 (0.78%) NetBackup
20 30 (0.71%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1,369 (32.25%) VMware
2 1,361 (32.06%) Cisco
3 1,231 (29.00%) Microsoft
4 428 (10.08%) Citrix
5 374 (8.81%) CheckPoint
6 365 (8.60%) HP
7 305 (7.18%) F5
8 267 (6.29%) NetApp
9 256 (6.03%) Juniper
10 226 (5.32%) EMC
11 223 (5.25%) Dell
12 194 (4.57%) Palo Alto
13 169 (3.98%) SolarWinds
14 161 (3.79%) Oracle
15 155 (3.65%) IBM
16 153 (3.60%) Fortinet
17 139 (3.27%) Meraki
18 133 (3.13%) Red Hat
19 121 (2.85%) Google
20 120 (2.83%) Splunk