Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 129 83
Rank change year-on-year +9 -46 +2
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 4,832 4,555 6,641
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.78% 2.56% 3.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.38% 5.88% 7.48%
Number of salaries quoted 3,220 3,393 4,762
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,750 £29,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year +4.40% -5.21% -2.04%

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 75,748 77,474 88,787
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.51% 43.61% 43.70%
Number of salaries quoted 58,496 60,467 72,118
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,056 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.92% -1.89% +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,431 £78,750
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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +8 4,457 £55,000 +4.76% 541
UK excluding London +28 2,995 £47,500 +4.40% 373
London -17 1,624 £62,500 +4.17% 192
Midlands +34 854 £52,500 +15.38% 69
South East -1 817 £47,500 -5.00% 113
West Midlands +33 708 £57,500 +21.05% 49
East of England +41 469 £50,000 -4.76% 46
North of England -18 440 £45,000 - 92
South West +70 278 £49,875 +24.69% 29
North West -23 211 £44,250 +0.57% 40
Yorkshire -19 184 £42,500 -5.56% 43
East Midlands +8 141 £42,000 +15.07% 20
Scotland -7 137 £49,000 +0.51% 15
North East +24 45 £49,250 +9.44% 9
Northern Ireland +12 25 £27,500 -33.33% 2
Wales -6 20 £59,964 +49.91% 7
Channel Islands -3 4 £29,500 -9.23%

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 1,627 (33.67%) Cisco
2 1,487 (30.77%) VMware
3 1,481 (30.65%) Windows
4 1,373 (28.41%) Microsoft
5 1,224 (25.33%) ITIL
6 1,072 (22.19%) Firewall
7 1,033 (21.38%) Microsoft Azure
8 1,002 (20.74%) WAN
9 982 (20.32%) Amazon AWS
10 961 (19.89%) Finance
11 959 (19.85%) VMware Infrastructure
12 929 (19.23%) Active Directory
13 867 (17.94%) Linux
14 855 (17.69%) LAN
15 825 (17.07%) Cisco Certification
16 760 (15.73%) Degree
17 751 (15.54%) Windows Server
18 683 (14.13%) Project Management
19 675 (13.97%) Presales
20 602 (12.46%) Citrix
21 595 (12.31%) VPN
22 587 (12.15%) Service Delivery
23 577 (11.94%) CCNP
24 543 (11.24%) CheckPoint
25 540 (11.18%) Problem-Solving
26 517 (10.70%) Wireless
27 500 (10.35%) DNS
28 499 (10.33%) HP
29 498 (10.31%) Office 365
30 497 (10.29%) F5

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
1 319 (6.60%) MS Exchange
2 171 (3.54%) SharePoint
3 140 (2.90%) IIS
4 138 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 133 (2.75%) Skype for Business
6 123 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 110 (2.28%) OpenStack
8 107 (2.21%) Apache
9 69 (1.43%) Tomcat
10 44 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
11 41 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
12 36 (0.75%) JBoss
13 29 (0.60%) nginx
14 26 (0.54%) WebLogic
15 22 (0.46%) CMS
15 22 (0.46%) Confluence
16 20 (0.41%) Oracle Application Server
17 17 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 17 (0.35%) IBM Notes
18 14 (0.29%) SAS
Applications
1 317 (6.56%) Microsoft Office
2 152 (3.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 128 (2.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 82 (1.70%) MS Visio
5 50 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.083%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.062%) Stata
9 1 (0.021%) Abaqus
9 1 (0.021%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.021%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.021%) Revit
Business Applications
1 21 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 15 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 14 (0.29%) Relativity
4 13 (0.27%) Concordance
5 10 (0.21%) HFM
6 9 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.14%) assyst
8 6 (0.12%) Sentinel
9 5 (0.10%) Hyperion Planning
9 5 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
10 4 (0.083%) Dynamics CRM
10 4 (0.083%) Workfront
11 3 (0.062%) Infor M3
11 3 (0.062%) Oracle EBS
11 3 (0.062%) Oracle ERP
11 3 (0.062%) Payment Gateway
11 3 (0.062%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.062%) SAP GRC
11 3 (0.062%) SAP S/4HANA
11 3 (0.062%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 1,033 (21.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 982 (20.32%) Amazon AWS
3 498 (10.31%) Office 365
4 278 (5.75%) IaaS
5 198 (4.10%) PaaS
5 198 (4.10%) SaaS
6 177 (3.66%) Cloud Computing
7 80 (1.66%) Google Cloud Platform
8 73 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
9 44 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
10 41 (0.85%) GitHub
11 31 (0.64%) IBM Cloud
12 29 (0.60%) Akamai
13 27 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 27 (0.56%) Mimecast
14 25 (0.52%) Amazon S3
15 22 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
16 19 (0.39%) OneDrive
16 19 (0.39%) OpenShift
16 19 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1,072 (22.19%) Firewall
2 1,002 (20.74%) WAN
3 855 (17.69%) LAN
4 595 (12.31%) VPN
5 517 (10.70%) Wireless
6 500 (10.35%) DNS
7 424 (8.77%) Network Security
8 420 (8.69%) SAN
9 391 (8.09%) MPLS
10 346 (7.16%) OSPF
11 325 (6.73%) BGP
11 325 (6.73%) TCP/IP
12 320 (6.62%) DHCP
13 316 (6.54%) Cisco Nexus
14 314 (6.50%) Cisco ASA
15 213 (4.41%) VoIP
16 201 (4.16%) NetScaler
17 178 (3.68%) Internet
18 167 (3.46%) Unified Communications
19 160 (3.31%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 372 (7.70%) SQL Server
2 192 (3.97%) Big Data
3 133 (2.75%) MySQL
4 58 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
5 54 (1.12%) MongoDB
5 54 (1.12%) NoSQL
6 51 (1.06%) Oracle Database
6 51 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 51 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 41 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
8 40 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
9 38 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
10 37 (0.77%) Hadoop
11 36 (0.75%) Relational Database
12 34 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
13 32 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
14 30 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 23 (0.48%) DB2
15 23 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
16 20 (0.41%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 120 (2.48%) Jenkins
2 89 (1.84%) Git (software)
3 54 (1.12%) JIRA
4 48 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 26 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
5 26 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 25 (0.52%) TeamCity
7 24 (0.50%) Subversion
8 22 (0.46%) Maven
9 19 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
10 15 (0.31%) Bitbucket
11 12 (0.25%) JUnit
11 12 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
12 10 (0.21%) GoCD
12 10 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
13 9 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (0.14%) FitNesse
14 7 (0.14%) Gradle
14 7 (0.14%) Mockito
14 7 (0.14%) MSI
General
1 961 (19.89%) Finance
2 321 (6.64%) Retail
3 300 (6.21%) Banking
4 260 (5.38%) Telecoms
5 147 (3.04%) Marketing
6 136 (2.81%) Manufacturing
7 120 (2.48%) Legal
8 104 (2.15%) Law
9 94 (1.95%) Investment Banking
10 89 (1.84%) Financial Institution
11 81 (1.68%) Billing
12 69 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
13 53 (1.10%) German Language
14 52 (1.08%) Back Office
15 48 (0.99%) Games
16 39 (0.81%) Italian Language
17 38 (0.79%) Advertising
18 29 (0.60%) Publishing
19 20 (0.41%) Electronics
20 18 (0.37%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 780 (16.14%) Architect
2 532 (11.01%) Network Engineer
3 356 (7.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 338 (7.00%) Analyst
5 306 (6.33%) Solutions Architect
6 295 (6.11%) Project Manager
7 283 (5.86%) Consultant
8 235 (4.86%) Infrastructure Manager
9 182 (3.77%) Technical Architect
10 177 (3.66%) Cloud Architect
11 176 (3.64%) Support Engineer
12 167 (3.46%) Administrator
13 160 (3.31%) IT Manager
14 158 (3.27%) Senior Network Engineer
15 137 (2.84%) Cisco Engineer
16 134 (2.77%) Team Leader
17 129 (2.67%) Security Architect
18 128 (2.65%) Network Architect
19 127 (2.63%) Systems Engineer
20 121 (2.50%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (4.06%) Middleware
2 171 (3.54%) Web Services
3 111 (2.30%) .NET
4 73 (1.51%) XML
5 65 (1.35%) JSON
6 63 (1.30%) LDAP
7 62 (1.28%) HTML
8 44 (0.91%) Kafka
9 37 (0.77%) REST
10 35 (0.72%) Flash
11 34 (0.70%) CSS
11 34 (0.70%) J2EE
12 33 (0.68%) SOAP
13 32 (0.66%) LAMP
14 30 (0.62%) RabbitMQ
15 28 (0.58%) 802.1X
16 27 (0.56%) Elastic Stack
17 23 (0.48%) RESTful
18 21 (0.43%) .NET Framework
19 18 (0.37%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 385 (7.97%) Self-Motivation
2 341 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
3 312 (6.46%) Management Information System
4 307 (6.35%) Computer Science
5 301 (6.23%) Public Cloud
6 152 (3.15%) Hybrid Cloud
7 117 (2.42%) Driving Licence
8 116 (2.40%) Cyberthreat
9 109 (2.26%) Private Cloud
10 98 (2.03%) Clustering
11 93 (1.92%) Replication
12 86 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
13 83 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 79 (1.63%) PKI
15 69 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
16 67 (1.39%) CMDB
17 59 (1.22%) Fintech
18 58 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
18 58 (1.20%) Mobile App
19 53 (1.10%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,481 (30.65%) Windows
2 867 (17.94%) Linux
3 751 (15.54%) Windows Server
4 354 (7.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 299 (6.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 292 (6.04%) Unix
7 252 (5.22%) Windows 10
8 171 (3.54%) Windows 7
9 120 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 66 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 57 (1.18%) CentOS
12 50 (1.03%) Solaris
13 46 (0.95%) AIX
14 44 (0.91%) Windows XP
15 43 (0.89%) Ubuntu
16 42 (0.87%) Mac OS X
17 39 (0.81%) Windows 8
18 31 (0.64%) Debian
19 29 (0.60%) Android
20 26 (0.54%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,224 (25.33%) ITIL
2 683 (14.13%) Project Management
3 675 (13.97%) Presales
4 587 (12.15%) Service Delivery
5 540 (11.18%) Problem-Solving
6 496 (10.26%) DevOps
7 467 (9.66%) Agile Software Development
8 453 (9.38%) Migration
9 415 (8.59%) Service Management
10 385 (7.97%) Disaster Recovery
11 365 (7.55%) PRINCE2
12 336 (6.95%) Load Balancing
13 332 (6.87%) Continuous Improvement
14 309 (6.39%) Stakeholder Management
15 282 (5.84%) Information Security
16 253 (5.24%) Change Management
17 252 (5.22%) Configuration Management
18 248 (5.13%) Line Management
19 241 (4.99%) High Availability
20 229 (4.74%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 418 (8.65%) Python
2 399 (8.26%) SQL
3 385 (7.97%) PowerShell
4 199 (4.12%) Java
5 142 (2.94%) Bash Shell
6 128 (2.65%) Ruby
7 120 (2.48%) Perl
8 86 (1.78%) JavaScript
9 85 (1.76%) C
10 61 (1.26%) C++
11 53 (1.10%) Shell Script
12 46 (0.95%) VBScript
13 43 (0.89%) PHP
14 39 (0.81%) C#
14 39 (0.81%) T-SQL
15 20 (0.41%) Go
16 19 (0.39%) Erlang
17 17 (0.35%) PL/SQL
18 14 (0.29%) Scala
19 9 (0.19%) Jython
Qualifications
1 825 (17.07%) Cisco Certification
2 760 (15.73%) Degree
3 577 (11.94%) CCNP
4 459 (9.50%) CCNA
5 384 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 243 (5.03%) MCSE
7 227 (4.70%) CCIE
8 222 (4.59%) ITIL Certification
9 215 (4.45%) Security Cleared
10 212 (4.39%) Computer Science Degree
11 166 (3.44%) SC Cleared
12 152 (3.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 135 (2.79%) MCP
14 134 (2.77%) CISSP
15 119 (2.46%) MCSA
16 113 (2.34%) CCDP
17 104 (2.15%) ISEB
18 83 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 79 (1.63%) PMI Certification
20 75 (1.55%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 326 (6.75%) SLA
2 201 (4.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 167 (3.46%) GDPR
4 136 (2.81%) PCI DSS
5 102 (2.11%) QA
6 86 (1.78%) PMO
7 65 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials
8 30 (0.62%) COBIT
9 25 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 23 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 22 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 21 (0.43%) ISO 9001
13 19 (0.39%) GPG13
14 7 (0.14%) GCP
14 7 (0.14%) ISO 14001
14 7 (0.14%) PMBOK
15 6 (0.12%) ISO 22301
15 6 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 5 (0.10%) Data Quality
16 5 (0.10%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 959 (19.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 929 (19.23%) Active Directory
3 440 (9.11%) Hyper-V
4 228 (4.72%) VMware ESXi
5 198 (4.10%) vSphere
6 178 (3.68%) Docker
7 159 (3.29%) XenApp
8 156 (3.23%) VMware NSX
9 116 (2.40%) XenDesktop
10 114 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
11 82 (1.70%) Microsoft App-V
12 72 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
13 70 (1.45%) Virtual Desktop
14 68 (1.41%) Firmware
15 40 (0.83%) KVM
16 28 (0.58%) VMware Server
17 24 (0.50%) NFS
18 23 (0.48%) Xen
19 17 (0.35%) vCloud
20 14 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 296 (6.13%) SCCM
2 276 (5.71%) Puppet
3 275 (5.69%) Ansible
4 194 (4.01%) Opscode Chef
5 124 (2.57%) Kubernetes
6 120 (2.48%) vCenter Server
7 118 (2.44%) Nagios
8 95 (1.97%) Cisco Prime
9 91 (1.88%) SCOM
10 83 (1.72%) SCVMM
11 74 (1.53%) Terraform
12 70 (1.45%) vRealize
13 69 (1.43%) SCOrch
14 68 (1.41%) WSUS
15 67 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 65 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
17 57 (1.18%) FortiGate
18 51 (1.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
19 50 (1.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
20 44 (0.91%) QRadar
Vendors
1 1,627 (33.67%) Cisco
2 1,487 (30.77%) VMware
3 1,373 (28.41%) Microsoft
4 602 (12.46%) Citrix
5 543 (11.24%) CheckPoint
6 499 (10.33%) HP
7 497 (10.29%) F5
8 376 (7.78%) Juniper
9 317 (6.56%) EMC
10 296 (6.13%) Fortinet
11 249 (5.15%) Dell
12 240 (4.97%) NetApp
13 233 (4.82%) Oracle
14 216 (4.47%) SolarWinds
15 205 (4.24%) Palo Alto
16 195 (4.04%) Splunk
17 169 (3.50%) Red Hat
18 151 (3.13%) IBM
19 142 (2.94%) Google
20 140 (2.90%) Meraki