Period
to 21 November 2018

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 21 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 131 84
Rank change year-on-year +12 -47 +3
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 4,483 4,648 6,199
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.75% 2.57% 3.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.21% 5.79% 7.75%
Number of salaries quoted 3,019 3,458 4,301
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,000 £29,700
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -

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 72,244 80,224 79,961
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.29% 44.31% 42.33%
Number of salaries quoted 56,081 60,609 65,753
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,419 £27,500 £27,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 21 November 2018.

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 21 November 2018. 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 4,175 £55,000 +4.76% 571
UK excluding London +22 2,757 £50,000 +5.26% 408
London +5 1,587 £65,000 +8.33% 195
Midlands +41 795 £55,000 +18.28% 72
South East 0 764 £50,000 -4.76% 110
West Midlands +35 665 £55,000 +15.79% 54
North of England +11 508 £45,000 - 103
East of England -14 297 £47,500 -17.39% 52
Yorkshire +41 289 £45,000 - 48
South West +47 243 £49,875 +20.18% 39
North West -47 185 £43,126 -4.17% 47
Scotland +5 130 £54,425 +20.94% 25
East Midlands -3 123 £45,000 +5.88% 18
Wales +8 41 £40,000 +6.67% 6
North East +21 34 £65,000 +62.50% 8
Northern Ireland -16 14 £21,000 -47.50%
Channel Islands -10 4 £29,500 -9.23% 1

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, 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 1,363 (30.40%) Cisco
2 1,327 (29.60%) VMware
3 1,318 (29.40%) Windows
4 1,278 (28.51%) Microsoft
5 1,110 (24.76%) ITIL
6 1,056 (23.56%) Firewall
7 1,035 (23.09%) Microsoft Azure
8 952 (21.24%) Active Directory
9 933 (20.81%) Amazon AWS
10 931 (20.77%) Finance
11 918 (20.48%) VMware Infrastructure
12 871 (19.43%) WAN
13 810 (18.07%) Linux
14 782 (17.44%) LAN
15 746 (16.64%) Cisco Certification
16 745 (16.62%) Project Management
17 675 (15.06%) Windows Server
18 583 (13.00%) Degree
19 569 (12.69%) Agile Software Development
20 558 (12.45%) Office 365
21 542 (12.09%) DevOps
22 525 (11.71%) CCNP
23 520 (11.60%) Presales
24 514 (11.47%) Service Delivery
25 482 (10.75%) DNS
26 481 (10.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 477 (10.64%) Hyper-V
28 469 (10.46%) Wireless
29 467 (10.42%) VPN
30 457 (10.19%) 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
1 315 (7.03%) MS Exchange
2 181 (4.04%) SharePoint
3 145 (3.23%) IIS
4 103 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 89 (1.99%) OpenStack
6 88 (1.96%) Skype for Business
7 86 (1.92%) Apache
8 76 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2013
9 58 (1.29%) Tomcat
10 45 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
11 43 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
12 41 (0.91%) CMS
12 41 (0.91%) JBoss
13 32 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
14 31 (0.69%) IBM Notes
15 27 (0.60%) Confluence
16 21 (0.47%) WebLogic
17 19 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
18 17 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 12 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 331 (7.38%) Microsoft Office
2 122 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 100 (2.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 78 (1.74%) MS Visio
5 52 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.27%) Snapchat
7 8 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.13%) Revit
9 5 (0.11%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.045%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.045%) Stata
Business Applications
1 18 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 17 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.29%) Relativity
4 12 (0.27%) Concordance
5 8 (0.18%) SAP GRC
6 7 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
7 6 (0.13%) assyst
7 6 (0.13%) HFM
7 6 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.089%) Magento
8 4 (0.089%) Sentinel
9 3 (0.067%) Hyperion Planning
9 3 (0.067%) PlanetPress Connect
9 3 (0.067%) Sage 50
9 3 (0.067%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.067%) Workfront
10 2 (0.045%) Bankmaster
10 2 (0.045%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.045%) Oracle Receivables
11 1 (0.022%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1,035 (23.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 933 (20.81%) Amazon AWS
3 558 (12.45%) Office 365
4 234 (5.22%) IaaS
5 213 (4.75%) SaaS
6 178 (3.97%) PaaS
7 173 (3.86%) Cloud Computing
8 122 (2.72%) Google Cloud Platform
9 82 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
10 78 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
11 68 (1.52%) Amazon S3
12 59 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
13 37 (0.83%) Mimecast
13 37 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 35 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 32 (0.71%) G Suite
16 27 (0.60%) GitHub
17 25 (0.56%) Serverless
18 24 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
19 21 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1,056 (23.56%) Firewall
2 871 (19.43%) WAN
3 782 (17.44%) LAN
4 482 (10.75%) DNS
5 469 (10.46%) Wireless
6 467 (10.42%) VPN
7 390 (8.70%) Network Security
8 350 (7.81%) DHCP
9 336 (7.49%) BGP
10 312 (6.96%) OSPF
11 309 (6.89%) TCP/IP
12 308 (6.87%) MPLS
13 296 (6.60%) SAN
14 276 (6.16%) Cisco Nexus
15 275 (6.13%) VoIP
16 270 (6.02%) Cisco ASA
17 214 (4.77%) Unified Communications
18 196 (4.37%) Wi-Fi
19 178 (3.97%) Internet
20 156 (3.48%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 298 (6.65%) SQL Server
2 138 (3.08%) Big Data
3 90 (2.01%) MySQL
4 69 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 67 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
6 46 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
7 41 (0.91%) NoSQL
8 40 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
9 38 (0.85%) Oracle Database
9 38 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 34 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 31 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
12 30 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
13 28 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
13 28 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
14 27 (0.60%) Hadoop
14 27 (0.60%) SAP HANA
15 24 (0.54%) Relational Database
16 23 (0.51%) Amazon Redshift
16 23 (0.51%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 113 (2.52%) Jenkins
2 73 (1.63%) Git (software)
3 62 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
4 58 (1.29%) JIRA
5 53 (1.18%) Maven
6 47 (1.05%) Gradle
7 43 (0.96%) Ant
8 37 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 32 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
10 25 (0.56%) Visual Studio
11 14 (0.31%) TeamCity
12 12 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
13 11 (0.25%) Chocolatey
14 10 (0.22%) GitLab
14 10 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
15 8 (0.18%) CF BOSH
15 8 (0.18%) InstallShield
16 6 (0.13%) MSI
17 5 (0.11%) Subversion
General
1 931 (20.77%) Finance
2 254 (5.67%) Telecoms
3 237 (5.29%) Retail
4 209 (4.66%) Banking
5 96 (2.14%) Billing
6 91 (2.03%) Legal
6 91 (2.03%) Marketing
7 75 (1.67%) Manufacturing
8 74 (1.65%) Law
9 72 (1.61%) Financial Institution
10 53 (1.18%) Investment Banking
11 43 (0.96%) German Language
12 39 (0.87%) Publishing
13 34 (0.76%) Back Office
14 33 (0.74%) Games
15 31 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
16 30 (0.67%) Advertising
17 28 (0.62%) French Language
18 20 (0.45%) Spanish Language
19 18 (0.40%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 691 (15.41%) Architect
2 515 (11.49%) Network Engineer
3 342 (7.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 320 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 283 (6.31%) Analyst
6 255 (5.69%) Solutions Architect
7 215 (4.80%) Consultant
8 209 (4.66%) Infrastructure Manager
9 170 (3.79%) Cloud Architect
9 170 (3.79%) Support Engineer
10 163 (3.64%) Administrator
11 155 (3.46%) IT Manager
12 153 (3.41%) DevOps Engineer
13 131 (2.92%) Cisco Engineer
14 129 (2.88%) Cloud Engineer
15 119 (2.65%) IT Engineer
16 118 (2.63%) Network Architect
17 116 (2.59%) Systems Administrator
18 115 (2.57%) Senior Manager
19 112 (2.50%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (3.88%) Web Services
2 172 (3.84%) Middleware
3 168 (3.75%) .NET
4 40 (0.89%) LDAP
5 39 (0.87%) JSON
6 37 (0.83%) 802.1X
6 37 (0.83%) J2EE
7 33 (0.74%) .NET Framework
7 33 (0.74%) RabbitMQ
8 30 (0.67%) HTML
9 29 (0.65%) Node.js
10 28 (0.62%) Kafka
11 27 (0.60%) SAML
11 27 (0.60%) XMPP
12 25 (0.56%) Elastic Stack
12 25 (0.56%) OAuth
13 23 (0.51%) HTML5
14 20 (0.45%) LAMP
15 18 (0.40%) REST
16 17 (0.38%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 367 (8.19%) Self-Motivation
2 316 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
3 252 (5.62%) Public Cloud
4 245 (5.47%) Management Information System
5 219 (4.89%) Computer Science
6 201 (4.48%) Hybrid Cloud
7 125 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
8 121 (2.70%) Private Cloud
9 107 (2.39%) Clustering
10 104 (2.32%) PKI
11 96 (2.14%) Driving Licence
12 72 (1.61%) Replication
12 72 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
13 61 (1.36%) CMDB
14 57 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
15 51 (1.14%) Hedge funds
16 44 (0.98%) Fintech
16 44 (0.98%) Virtual Team
17 42 (0.94%) NHS
18 39 (0.87%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1,318 (29.40%) Windows
2 810 (18.07%) Linux
3 675 (15.06%) Windows Server
4 345 (7.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 301 (6.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 262 (5.84%) Unix
7 193 (4.31%) Windows 10
8 174 (3.88%) Windows 7
9 141 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 96 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 61 (1.36%) CentOS
12 59 (1.32%) Windows 8
13 50 (1.12%) AIX
14 47 (1.05%) Ubuntu
15 39 (0.87%) Mac OS X
15 39 (0.87%) SUSE
16 38 (0.85%) Solaris
17 25 (0.56%) Apple iOS
18 24 (0.54%) Windows XP
19 17 (0.38%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,110 (24.76%) ITIL
2 745 (16.62%) Project Management
3 569 (12.69%) Agile Software Development
4 542 (12.09%) DevOps
5 520 (11.60%) Presales
6 514 (11.47%) Service Delivery
7 481 (10.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 457 (10.19%) Service Management
9 454 (10.13%) Migration
10 419 (9.35%) Problem-Solving
11 381 (8.50%) PRINCE2
12 311 (6.94%) Data Protection
13 291 (6.49%) Configuration Management
14 287 (6.40%) IT Strategy
15 264 (5.89%) Load Balancing
16 261 (5.82%) Line Management
17 258 (5.76%) Stakeholder Management
18 256 (5.71%) Change Management
19 251 (5.60%) Disaster Recovery
20 248 (5.53%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 394 (8.79%) Python
2 390 (8.70%) SQL
3 374 (8.34%) PowerShell
4 202 (4.51%) Java
5 151 (3.37%) Ruby
6 145 (3.23%) Bash Shell
7 106 (2.36%) Perl
8 96 (2.14%) Shell Script
9 88 (1.96%) C
10 75 (1.67%) C#
11 68 (1.52%) JavaScript
12 54 (1.20%) C++
13 34 (0.76%) T-SQL
14 32 (0.71%) PHP
15 30 (0.67%) VBScript
16 19 (0.42%) Go
17 16 (0.36%) VB
18 11 (0.25%) Korn
19 10 (0.22%) PL/SQL
20 9 (0.20%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 746 (16.64%) Cisco Certification
2 583 (13.00%) Degree
3 525 (11.71%) CCNP
4 355 (7.92%) CCNA
5 324 (7.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 230 (5.13%) CCIE
7 219 (4.89%) ITIL Certification
8 218 (4.86%) MCSE
9 167 (3.73%) Security Cleared
10 144 (3.21%) Computer Science Degree
11 143 (3.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 121 (2.70%) CISSP
13 120 (2.68%) SC Cleared
14 116 (2.59%) MCSA
15 103 (2.30%) MCP
16 85 (1.90%) PMI Certification
17 78 (1.74%) CCDP
18 77 (1.72%) MCITP
19 71 (1.58%) ISEB
20 64 (1.43%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 318 (7.09%) GDPR
2 289 (6.45%) SLA
3 194 (4.33%) PMO
4 174 (3.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 88 (1.96%) PCI DSS
6 79 (1.76%) QA
7 59 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
8 33 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 24 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 20 (0.45%) COBIT
11 19 (0.42%) ISO 9001
12 17 (0.38%) GPG13
13 16 (0.36%) ISO 22301
14 13 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 7 (0.16%) GAMP
15 7 (0.16%) PMBOK
16 5 (0.11%) HIPAA
16 5 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 3 (0.067%) ISO 14001
17 3 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 952 (21.24%) Active Directory
2 918 (20.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 477 (10.64%) Hyper-V
4 220 (4.91%) Docker
5 155 (3.46%) VMware ESXi
6 106 (2.36%) vSphere
7 98 (2.19%) VMware NSX
8 95 (2.12%) XenApp
9 87 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
10 69 (1.54%) XenDesktop
11 52 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
12 50 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
13 44 (0.98%) Firmware
14 42 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
15 32 (0.71%) VMware Server
16 18 (0.40%) LXC
16 18 (0.40%) Terminal Services
17 17 (0.38%) KVM
17 17 (0.38%) NFS
17 17 (0.38%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 308 (6.87%) SCCM
2 304 (6.78%) Puppet
3 271 (6.05%) Ansible
4 158 (3.52%) SCOM
5 152 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
6 136 (3.03%) Kubernetes
7 130 (2.90%) Nagios
8 82 (1.83%) WSUS
9 80 (1.78%) Cisco Prime
9 80 (1.78%) Terraform
10 66 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
11 63 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
12 56 (1.25%) FortiGate
13 45 (1.00%) SCVMM
13 45 (1.00%) vCenter Server
13 45 (1.00%) vRealize
14 44 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
15 43 (0.96%) SCOrch
16 39 (0.87%) Salt
16 39 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,363 (30.40%) Cisco
2 1,327 (29.60%) VMware
3 1,278 (28.51%) Microsoft
4 429 (9.57%) Citrix
5 391 (8.72%) CheckPoint
6 379 (8.45%) HP
7 349 (7.78%) F5
8 280 (6.25%) Juniper
9 262 (5.84%) EMC
10 235 (5.24%) Dell
11 232 (5.18%) NetApp
12 213 (4.75%) SolarWinds
13 177 (3.95%) Oracle
14 171 (3.81%) Red Hat
15 170 (3.79%) Palo Alto
16 162 (3.61%) IBM
17 160 (3.57%) Fortinet
18 140 (3.12%) Google
19 123 (2.74%) Meraki
20 110 (2.45%) Splunk