Period
to 8 August 2020

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 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 121 130 122
Rank change year-on-year +9 -8 +17
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 1,690 3,817 4,751
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.60% 2.67% 2.78%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.64% 6.87% 7.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1,440 3,013 3,394
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +6.80%
10th Percentile £33,500 £28,300 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year - +1.01% +8.79%

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 25,462 55,599 66,874
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.16% 38.94% 39.15%
Number of salaries quoted 19,718 41,699 51,209
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +3.96% +1.00%
10th Percentile £31,451 £29,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 8 August 2020.

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 August 2020. 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 +11 1,584 £58,000 +5.45% 198
UK excluding London +7 989 £50,000 - 146
London +10 641 £67,500 +3.85% 60
South East +21 378 £55,000 -3.51% 57
North of England +1 232 £50,000 +25.00% 23
Work from Home +18 185 £60,000 -14.29% 19
Midlands -29 171 £45,000 -14.29% 28
West Midlands -18 132 £44,000 -20.00% 24
North West +54 123 £52,500 +22.93% 12
South West +44 94 £52,750 +17.22% 19
Yorkshire -10 94 £55,000 +57.14% 11
East of England +16 75 £50,000 +8.11% 10
East Midlands +4 39 £55,000 +10.00% 4
Scotland +56 35 £55,000 -21.43% 4
North East -12 19 £38,750 -11.93%
Wales +16 12 £45,000 +20.00% 5
Northern Ireland -11 3 £52,500 +128.26%

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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.

1 627 (37.10%) Microsoft
2 605 (35.80%) Cisco
3 544 (32.19%) VMware
4 501 (29.64%) Windows
5 453 (26.80%) Azure
6 440 (26.04%) Firewall
7 409 (24.20%) Active Directory
8 396 (23.43%) WAN
9 374 (22.13%) Linux
10 362 (21.42%) Cisco Certification
11 344 (20.36%) AWS
12 339 (20.06%) VMware Infrastructure
13 326 (19.29%) Finance
14 303 (17.93%) LAN
15 279 (16.51%) Windows Server
16 269 (15.92%) ITIL
17 248 (14.67%) DNS
18 243 (14.38%) Migration
18 243 (14.38%) Office 365
19 240 (14.20%) CCNP
20 224 (13.25%) DevOps
21 222 (13.14%) BGP
22 216 (12.78%) Hyper-V
23 215 (12.72%) DHCP
24 213 (12.60%) SQL
25 207 (12.25%) SAN
26 206 (12.19%) Citrix
27 203 (12.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 196 (11.60%) OSPF
29 189 (11.18%) TCP/IP

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 66 (3.91%) SharePoint
2 61 (3.61%) MS Exchange
3 50 (2.96%) IIS
4 45 (2.66%) Skype for Business
5 42 (2.49%) Confluence
6 28 (1.66%) Apache
7 26 (1.54%) OpenStack
8 20 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
9 19 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
10 17 (1.01%) Tomcat
11 12 (0.71%) Apache Spark
11 12 (0.71%) CMS
12 11 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
13 10 (0.59%) Apache Airflow
13 10 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
13 10 (0.59%) CloudStack
13 10 (0.59%) Luigi
14 6 (0.36%) WebSphere
15 5 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
15 5 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 85 (5.03%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.42%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.36%) Acrobat
6 6 (0.36%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.18%) Abaqus
Business Applications
1 11 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.18%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.12%) assyst
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.059%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.059%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 453 (26.80%) Azure
2 344 (20.36%) AWS
3 243 (14.38%) Office 365
4 118 (6.98%) IaaS
5 111 (6.57%) PaaS
6 76 (4.50%) SaaS
7 59 (3.49%) Azure Active Directory
8 56 (3.31%) GCP
9 33 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
10 27 (1.60%) Power Platform
11 26 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
12 19 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
13 16 (0.95%) Amazon S3
14 13 (0.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 13 (0.77%) Azure Data Factory
14 13 (0.77%) Serverless
15 12 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 11 (0.65%) Azure Stack
17 10 (0.59%) DigitalOcean
17 10 (0.59%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 440 (26.04%) Firewall
2 396 (23.43%) WAN
3 303 (17.93%) LAN
4 248 (14.67%) DNS
5 222 (13.14%) BGP
6 215 (12.72%) DHCP
7 207 (12.25%) SAN
8 196 (11.60%) OSPF
9 189 (11.18%) TCP/IP
10 185 (10.95%) Wireless
11 170 (10.06%) MPLS
12 164 (9.70%) VPN
13 139 (8.22%) Cisco Nexus
14 134 (7.93%) Network Security
15 129 (7.63%) Cisco ASA
16 90 (5.33%) Internet
17 85 (5.03%) VLAN
18 77 (4.56%) VoIP
18 77 (4.56%) Wi-Fi
19 65 (3.85%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (8.64%) SQL Server
2 44 (2.60%) Amazon RDS
3 43 (2.54%) MySQL
4 39 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
5 35 (2.07%) Azure SQL Database
6 29 (1.72%) Relational Database
7 23 (1.36%) MariaDB
8 21 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (1.24%) Power BI
9 17 (1.01%) Big Data
9 17 (1.01%) NoSQL
9 17 (1.01%) RDBMS
10 16 (0.95%) Oracle Database
11 15 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 14 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 13 (0.77%) Hadoop
13 13 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
14 12 (0.71%) MongoDB
14 12 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
15 11 (0.65%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 63 (3.73%) Git (software)
2 38 (2.25%) JIRA
3 24 (1.42%) Jenkins
4 16 (0.95%) Bitbucket
5 9 (0.53%) GitLab
5 9 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
5 9 (0.53%) Vagrant
6 8 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (0.41%) git-flow
7 7 (0.41%) RSpec
7 7 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (0.36%) Selenium
9 5 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.24%) Moq
10 4 (0.24%) NUnit
10 4 (0.24%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.12%) Subversion
11 2 (0.12%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.12%) WinDbg
12 1 (0.059%) MagicDraw
General
1 326 (19.29%) Finance
2 122 (7.22%) Telecoms
3 69 (4.08%) Banking
4 48 (2.84%) Public Sector
5 45 (2.66%) Retail
6 33 (1.95%) Financial Institution
7 17 (1.01%) Law
8 15 (0.89%) Legal
9 12 (0.71%) German Language
9 12 (0.71%) Military
10 10 (0.59%) Back Office
10 10 (0.59%) Italian Language
11 8 (0.47%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.41%) Aerospace
12 7 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.41%) Publishing
13 6 (0.36%) Front Office
13 6 (0.36%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.30%) Electronics
14 5 (0.30%) French Language
Job Titles
1 343 (20.30%) Network Engineer
2 182 (10.77%) Architect
3 148 (8.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 130 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
5 120 (7.10%) Consultant
6 93 (5.50%) Analyst
7 65 (3.85%) Administrator
7 65 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
8 61 (3.61%) Support Engineer
9 60 (3.55%) IT Engineer
10 58 (3.43%) Project Manager
11 57 (3.37%) Cisco Engineer
12 55 (3.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 55 (3.25%) Systems Administrator
13 51 (3.02%) Systems Engineer
14 50 (2.96%) IT Manager
15 48 (2.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 48 (2.84%) Infrastructure Architect
16 42 (2.49%) Network Architect
16 42 (2.49%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (2.01%) 802.1X
2 26 (1.54%) REST
3 23 (1.36%) Elastic Stack
3 23 (1.36%) Web Services
4 18 (1.07%) .NET
4 18 (1.07%) Kafka
5 17 (1.01%) Middleware
5 17 (1.01%) YAML
6 15 (0.89%) JSON
7 14 (0.83%) LDAP
8 13 (0.77%) XMPP
9 12 (0.71%) LAMP
10 11 (0.65%) CSS
11 10 (0.59%) Spark Streaming
12 8 (0.47%) HTML
12 8 (0.47%) Node.js
13 7 (0.41%) SOAP
13 7 (0.41%) Spring
14 6 (0.36%) Laravel
14 6 (0.36%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 135 (7.99%) Public Cloud
2 79 (4.67%) Self-Motivation
3 74 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
4 70 (4.14%) Hybrid Cloud
5 63 (3.73%) Private Cloud
6 60 (3.55%) Management Information System
7 40 (2.37%) Video Conferencing
8 39 (2.31%) Clustering
9 35 (2.07%) Driving Licence
10 32 (1.89%) Replication
11 29 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 28 (1.66%) PKI
13 20 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
14 19 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
15 17 (1.01%) EMC VNX
16 16 (0.95%) Fat Client
16 16 (0.95%) Thin Client
17 14 (0.83%) CMDB
17 14 (0.83%) Virtual Team
18 13 (0.77%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 501 (29.64%) Windows
2 374 (22.13%) Linux
3 279 (16.51%) Windows Server
4 96 (5.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 90 (5.33%) Windows Server 2016
6 75 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 72 (4.26%) Unix
8 58 (3.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 46 (2.72%) CentOS
10 38 (2.25%) Windows 10
11 32 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
12 30 (1.78%) Windows Server 2019
13 29 (1.72%) Ubuntu
14 18 (1.07%) AIX
15 15 (0.89%) Solaris
16 12 (0.71%) Windows 7
17 10 (0.59%) VMS
18 9 (0.53%) Debian
18 9 (0.53%) FreeBSD
19 8 (0.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (15.92%) ITIL
2 243 (14.38%) Migration
3 224 (13.25%) DevOps
4 203 (12.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 173 (10.24%) Agile Software Development
6 165 (9.76%) Project Management
7 158 (9.35%) Project Delivery
8 156 (9.23%) Disaster Recovery
9 144 (8.52%) Problem-Solving
10 135 (7.99%) Presales
11 114 (6.75%) Change Management
12 85 (5.03%) Load Balancing
13 84 (4.97%) Service Delivery
14 81 (4.79%) Network Design
15 78 (4.62%) Mentoring
16 68 (4.02%) Continuous Improvement
17 67 (3.96%) Configuration Management
18 63 (3.73%) Information Security
19 62 (3.67%) Computer Science
20 57 (3.37%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 213 (12.60%) SQL
2 171 (10.12%) PowerShell
3 164 (9.70%) Python
4 69 (4.08%) Bash Shell
5 54 (3.20%) Java
6 31 (1.83%) PHP
6 31 (1.83%) Ruby
7 26 (1.54%) C++
8 18 (1.07%) JavaScript
8 18 (1.07%) Perl
8 18 (1.07%) Shell Script
9 17 (1.01%) C
10 15 (0.89%) Scala
11 14 (0.83%) C#
12 13 (0.77%) Go
13 8 (0.47%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.18%) ES6
14 3 (0.18%) VBA
15 2 (0.12%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.12%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 362 (21.42%) Cisco Certification
2 240 (14.20%) CCNP
3 161 (9.53%) CCNA
4 159 (9.41%) Degree
5 157 (9.29%) Security Cleared
6 113 (6.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 98 (5.80%) CCIE
8 92 (5.44%) SC Cleared
9 72 (4.26%) MCSE
10 58 (3.43%) DV Cleared
11 57 (3.37%) MCSA
12 40 (2.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 37 (2.19%) JNCIA
14 34 (2.01%) Server+ Certification
15 33 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
16 27 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
17 21 (1.24%) CISSP
18 18 (1.07%) CCDP
18 18 (1.07%) CISM
19 16 (0.95%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (6.51%) SLA
2 51 (3.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (2.07%) PCI DSS
4 30 (1.78%) GDPR
5 16 (0.95%) QA
6 8 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
6 8 (0.47%) HIPAA
7 7 (0.41%) COBIT
8 6 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.24%) BS25999
10 3 (0.18%) NIST
11 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.12%) ITGC
11 2 (0.12%) PA-DSS
12 1 (0.059%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.059%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.059%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.059%) NCSC
12 1 (0.059%) PMO
System Software
1 409 (24.20%) Active Directory
2 339 (20.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 216 (12.78%) Hyper-V
4 99 (5.86%) vSphere
5 84 (4.97%) Docker
6 55 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
7 48 (2.84%) XenApp
8 37 (2.19%) XenDesktop
9 34 (2.01%) VMware NSX
10 32 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
11 21 (1.24%) Virtual Desktop
12 20 (1.18%) KVM
12 20 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
13 13 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
14 12 (0.71%) Firmware
14 12 (0.71%) Terminal Server
15 10 (0.59%) vCloud
16 9 (0.53%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 8 (0.47%) DFS Replication
17 8 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 170 (10.06%) SCCM
2 127 (7.51%) Ansible
3 89 (5.27%) SCOM
4 80 (4.73%) Terraform
5 75 (4.44%) Kubernetes
6 66 (3.91%) SCVMM
7 56 (3.31%) Puppet
8 46 (2.72%) Cisco Prime
8 46 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
9 45 (2.66%) Microsoft Intune
10 41 (2.43%) NetBackup
10 41 (2.43%) WSUS
11 37 (2.19%) vCenter Server
12 24 (1.42%) EMC NetWorker
13 20 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
14 18 (1.07%) Packer
14 18 (1.07%) PowerCLI
14 18 (1.07%) vRealize
15 17 (1.01%) Cisco CUCM
16 15 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 627 (37.10%) Microsoft
2 605 (35.80%) Cisco
3 544 (32.19%) VMware
4 206 (12.19%) Citrix
5 144 (8.52%) CheckPoint
6 142 (8.40%) HP
7 135 (7.99%) Juniper
8 124 (7.34%) Palo Alto
9 104 (6.15%) F5
10 90 (5.33%) EMC
11 72 (4.26%) SolarWinds
12 70 (4.14%) Dell
12 70 (4.14%) NetApp
13 65 (3.85%) Fortinet
14 62 (3.67%) Red Hat
15 58 (3.43%) Oracle
16 54 (3.20%) Meraki
17 47 (2.78%) IBM
18 43 (2.54%) Google
19 38 (2.25%) Brocade