Period
to 28 September 2021

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 28 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK
6 months to
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 190 131 118
Rank change year-on-year -59 -13 +8
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 2,371 1,205 3,836
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.93% 2.51% 2.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.80% 6.98% 7.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1,701 940 2,956
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £29,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,000 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,614 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.60% +1.12% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.97% -9.50% +1.01%

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 49,447 17,254 49,097
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.20% 35.90% 35.21%
Number of salaries quoted 29,809 14,072 37,501
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £53,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +8.49% +0.95%
75th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £100,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -

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 28 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Data Centre in the UK

Data Centre
Top 19 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 28 September 2021. 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 -63 2,048 £52,500 -8.70% 413
UK excluding London -25 1,455 £47,500 +4.97% 274
London -100 725 £70,000 -3.45% 149
Work from Home -42 585 £55,000 -12.00% 72
South East -56 418 £50,000 - 76
North of England -14 392 £47,500 +5.56% 74
Midlands -12 309 £50,000 +19.91% 47
North West -14 244 £49,250 +8.24% 44
West Midlands -29 203 £50,000 +21.95% 33
Yorkshire -25 141 £47,500 +2.70% 18
South West -43 119 £47,500 -5.00% 24
East Midlands 0 106 £47,500 -13.64% 14
East of England -45 102 £55,000 +10.00% 39
Scotland -29 86 £50,000 -9.09% 8
Wales -32 27 £45,000 - 6
Northern Ireland -31 21 £30,000 -42.86%
North East -25 14 £40,000 -27.27% 12
Isle of Man - 12 - -
Channel Islands - 4 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 28 September 2021, 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.

1 908 (38.30%) Azure
2 869 (36.65%) Microsoft
3 795 (33.53%) Windows
4 711 (29.99%) VMware
5 648 (27.33%) Cisco
6 583 (24.59%) Linux
7 575 (24.25%) Active Directory
8 540 (22.78%) Social Skills
9 534 (22.52%) VMware Infrastructure
10 517 (21.81%) Firewall
11 497 (20.96%) AWS
12 464 (19.57%) Windows Server
13 454 (19.15%) Microsoft 365
14 416 (17.55%) Finance
15 385 (16.24%) ITIL
16 373 (15.73%) Migration
17 369 (15.56%) DevOps
18 366 (15.44%) Public Cloud
19 335 (14.13%) WAN
20 325 (13.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 323 (13.62%) LAN
22 315 (13.29%) Agile Software Development
23 308 (12.99%) Cisco Certification
24 279 (11.77%) Project Management
24 279 (11.77%) Degree
25 271 (11.43%) Presales
26 257 (10.84%) DNS
27 253 (10.67%) Python
28 251 (10.59%) Kubernetes
28 251 (10.59%) Docker

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
1 162 (6.83%) SharePoint
2 111 (4.68%) MS Exchange
3 69 (2.91%) IIS
4 43 (1.81%) Apache
5 34 (1.43%) nginx
6 33 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
7 27 (1.14%) Confluence
8 25 (1.05%) OpenStack
9 24 (1.01%) Tomcat
10 20 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
11 18 (0.76%) SAS
12 15 (0.63%) Apache Spark
13 14 (0.59%) Skype for Business
14 13 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
14 13 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 12 (0.51%) WordPress
16 10 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
17 8 (0.34%) CMS
18 7 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
18 7 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 92 (3.88%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
4 25 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.25%) Simulink
7 3 (0.13%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.13%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.13%) EngageOne
7 3 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.084%) InDesign
8 2 (0.084%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.042%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 13 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.21%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.13%) Staffware
3 3 (0.13%) Workfront
4 2 (0.084%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.042%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.042%) Eikon
5 1 (0.042%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.042%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 908 (38.30%) Azure
2 497 (20.96%) AWS
3 454 (19.15%) Microsoft 365
4 239 (10.08%) IaaS
5 208 (8.77%) Azure Active Directory
6 190 (8.01%) PaaS
7 187 (7.89%) SaaS
8 138 (5.82%) GCP
9 75 (3.16%) OneDrive
10 69 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
11 51 (2.15%) GitHub
12 38 (1.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 32 (1.35%) Serverless
14 31 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
14 31 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
15 25 (1.05%) OpenShift
16 22 (0.93%) Amazon EKS
16 22 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
17 21 (0.89%) Power Platform
18 18 (0.76%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 517 (21.81%) Firewall
2 335 (14.13%) WAN
3 323 (13.62%) LAN
4 257 (10.84%) DNS
5 218 (9.19%) VPN
6 209 (8.81%) SAN
7 164 (6.92%) MPLS
8 160 (6.75%) Network Security
9 155 (6.54%) DHCP
10 141 (5.95%) BGP
11 132 (5.57%) Wireless
12 131 (5.53%) TCP/IP
13 126 (5.31%) Wi-Fi
14 120 (5.06%) Internet
15 107 (4.51%) OSPF
16 95 (4.01%) VLAN
17 85 (3.58%) SD-WAN
18 80 (3.37%) VoIP
19 72 (3.04%) Cisco ASA
20 66 (2.78%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 66 (2.78%) MySQL
3 64 (2.70%) NoSQL
4 56 (2.36%) Big Data
5 50 (2.11%) MongoDB
6 45 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
7 35 (1.48%) Azure SQL Database
8 31 (1.31%) Relational Database
9 25 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
10 24 (1.01%) Metadata
11 22 (0.93%) Hadoop
12 20 (0.84%) MariaDB
13 15 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 14 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
14 14 (0.59%) Power BI
15 12 (0.51%) Data Lake
16 11 (0.46%) Tableau
17 10 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
17 10 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
18 8 (0.34%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 135 (5.69%) Git (software)
2 124 (5.23%) Jenkins
3 50 (2.11%) JIRA
4 28 (1.18%) GitLab
5 23 (0.97%) Visual Studio
6 22 (0.93%) Maven
7 17 (0.72%) Postman
8 15 (0.63%) Cucumber
8 15 (0.63%) Selenium
8 15 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
9 13 (0.55%) SoapUI
10 12 (0.51%) TeamCity
10 12 (0.51%) webpack
11 11 (0.46%) Artifactory
11 11 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
11 11 (0.46%) Vagrant
12 10 (0.42%) Bitbucket
12 10 (0.42%) SonarQube
13 8 (0.34%) NUnit
14 7 (0.30%) GDB
General
1 540 (22.78%) Social Skills
2 416 (17.55%) Finance
3 168 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
4 156 (6.58%) Telecoms
5 123 (5.19%) Retail
6 81 (3.42%) Presentation Skills
7 73 (3.08%) Public Sector
8 61 (2.57%) Banking
8 61 (2.57%) Manufacturing
8 61 (2.57%) Marketing
9 60 (2.53%) Organisational Skills
10 48 (2.02%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 44 (1.86%) Law
12 39 (1.64%) Documentation Skills
13 35 (1.48%) Influencing Skills
14 33 (1.39%) Games
15 31 (1.31%) Legal
16 30 (1.27%) Financial Institution
17 25 (1.05%) Electronics
18 24 (1.01%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 350 (14.76%) Architect
2 257 (10.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 236 (9.95%) Consultant
3 236 (9.95%) Network Engineer
4 123 (5.19%) Analyst
5 115 (4.85%) Cloud Consultant
5 115 (4.85%) Technical Consultant
6 110 (4.64%) Infrastructure Architect
7 108 (4.56%) Infrastructure Manager
8 103 (4.34%) Project Manager
9 91 (3.84%) IT Engineer
10 88 (3.71%) Cloud Engineer
11 84 (3.54%) Solutions Architect
12 83 (3.50%) Support Engineer
13 73 (3.08%) IT Manager
14 70 (2.95%) Cloud Architect
15 68 (2.87%) Technical Architect
16 63 (2.66%) Senior Network Engineer
17 61 (2.57%) Developer
17 61 (2.57%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (3.63%) Web Services
2 77 (3.25%) .NET
3 61 (2.57%) React
4 58 (2.45%) Node.js
5 42 (1.77%) Kafka
6 40 (1.69%) REST
7 37 (1.56%) ARM Templates
8 36 (1.52%) JSON
9 34 (1.43%) .NET Core
10 32 (1.35%) AngularJS
11 30 (1.27%) Spring
12 29 (1.22%) CSS
12 29 (1.22%) Spring Boot
13 28 (1.18%) Elastic Stack
13 28 (1.18%) XML
14 27 (1.14%) HTML
15 25 (1.05%) Middleware
16 21 (0.89%) LAMP
17 20 (0.84%) LAPP Stack
17 20 (0.84%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 366 (15.44%) Public Cloud
2 141 (5.95%) Self-Motivation
3 117 (4.93%) Management Information System
4 99 (4.18%) Hybrid Cloud
5 89 (3.75%) Private Cloud
6 74 (3.12%) Enterprise Storage
7 63 (2.66%) Replication
8 51 (2.15%) Virtual Team
9 48 (2.02%) Driving Licence
10 44 (1.86%) Linux Command Line
11 42 (1.77%) Clustering
11 42 (1.77%) Legacy Systems
12 39 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
12 39 (1.64%) PKI
13 38 (1.60%) User Experience
14 33 (1.39%) Fibre Optics
15 29 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
16 28 (1.18%) Cloud Native
17 27 (1.14%) Data Structures
18 26 (1.10%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 795 (33.53%) Windows
2 583 (24.59%) Linux
3 464 (19.57%) Windows Server
4 154 (6.50%) Windows 10
5 89 (3.75%) Unix
6 87 (3.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 84 (3.54%) Windows Server 2016
8 72 (3.04%) Windows Server 2019
9 60 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 59 (2.49%) CentOS
10 59 (2.49%) Windows Server 2008
11 38 (1.60%) Android
12 27 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
13 25 (1.05%) Windows 7
14 24 (1.01%) AIX
14 24 (1.01%) Debian
15 21 (0.89%) Mac OS X
16 19 (0.80%) Apple iOS
17 15 (0.63%) Solaris
18 13 (0.55%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 385 (16.24%) ITIL
2 373 (15.73%) Migration
3 369 (15.56%) DevOps
4 325 (13.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 315 (13.29%) Agile Software Development
6 279 (11.77%) Project Management
7 271 (11.43%) Presales
8 227 (9.57%) Problem-Solving
9 203 (8.56%) Project Delivery
10 199 (8.39%) Mentoring
11 171 (7.21%) Cybersecurity
12 169 (7.13%) Disaster Recovery
13 142 (5.99%) Computer Science
14 132 (5.57%) Information Security
15 128 (5.40%) Service Delivery
16 124 (5.23%) Infrastructure as Code
17 121 (5.10%) Configuration Management
18 112 (4.72%) Analytics
18 112 (4.72%) PRINCE2
19 104 (4.39%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 253 (10.67%) Python
2 243 (10.25%) SQL
3 223 (9.41%) PowerShell
4 149 (6.28%) Java
5 124 (5.23%) Bash Shell
6 89 (3.75%) C#
7 82 (3.46%) JavaScript
8 62 (2.61%) Perl
9 58 (2.45%) C
9 58 (2.45%) Go
10 56 (2.36%) Shell Script
11 39 (1.64%) PHP
12 37 (1.56%) Ruby
13 36 (1.52%) C++
14 29 (1.22%) TypeScript
15 18 (0.76%) VB
16 15 (0.63%) Rust
17 13 (0.55%) T-SQL
18 11 (0.46%) VB.NET
19 8 (0.34%) Korn
Qualifications
1 308 (12.99%) Cisco Certification
2 279 (11.77%) Degree
3 206 (8.69%) CCNP
4 190 (8.01%) Security Cleared
5 159 (6.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 156 (6.58%) SC Cleared
7 148 (6.24%) CCNA
8 113 (4.77%) MCSE
9 94 (3.96%) CCIE
10 63 (2.66%) Computer Science Degree
10 63 (2.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 62 (2.61%) MCSA
12 61 (2.57%) MCP
13 43 (1.81%) DV Cleared
14 37 (1.56%) DBS Check
15 33 (1.39%) CISSP
16 30 (1.27%) JNCIA
17 26 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
18 24 (1.01%) CCDP
18 24 (1.01%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (5.74%) SLA
2 55 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 41 (1.73%) PCI DSS
4 32 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials
5 30 (1.27%) GDPR
6 27 (1.14%) QA
7 23 (0.97%) NIST
8 15 (0.63%) Data Quality
9 11 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (0.34%) PMO
11 7 (0.30%) HIPAA
11 7 (0.30%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.21%) GRC
12 5 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 5 (0.21%) NCSC
13 4 (0.17%) ISAE 3402
13 4 (0.17%) ISO 31000
13 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 4 (0.17%) OASIS TOSCA
14 3 (0.13%) Accessibility
System Software
1 575 (24.25%) Active Directory
2 534 (22.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 251 (10.59%) Docker
4 204 (8.60%) Hyper-V
5 156 (6.58%) vSphere
6 104 (4.39%) VMware ESXi
7 67 (2.83%) Virtual Machines
8 59 (2.49%) VMware NSX
9 47 (1.98%) KVM
10 46 (1.94%) Virtual Servers
11 38 (1.60%) Virtual Desktop
12 34 (1.43%) XenApp
13 33 (1.39%) XenDesktop
14 24 (1.01%) BitLocker
15 21 (0.89%) Firmware
16 17 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
17 8 (0.34%) iptables
17 8 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
17 8 (0.34%) QEMU
18 6 (0.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 251 (10.59%) Kubernetes
2 200 (8.44%) SCCM
3 186 (7.84%) Terraform
4 180 (7.59%) Ansible
5 176 (7.42%) Microsoft Intune
6 130 (5.48%) Puppet
7 65 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
8 64 (2.70%) Single Sign-On
9 53 (2.24%) Nagios
10 51 (2.15%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 45 (1.90%) SCOM
12 35 (1.48%) HAProxy
13 33 (1.39%) ZABBIX
14 31 (1.31%) vCenter Server
15 29 (1.22%) Failover Clustering
15 29 (1.22%) WSUS
16 27 (1.14%) vRealize
17 24 (1.01%) NetBackup
18 22 (0.93%) FortiGate
18 22 (0.93%) Grafana
Vendors
1 869 (36.65%) Microsoft
2 711 (29.99%) VMware
3 648 (27.33%) Cisco
4 135 (5.69%) Dell
5 134 (5.65%) HP
6 129 (5.44%) Citrix
7 119 (5.02%) NetApp
8 113 (4.77%) Juniper
9 108 (4.56%) Palo Alto
10 103 (4.34%) SolarWinds
11 100 (4.22%) IBM
11 100 (4.22%) Veeam
12 99 (4.18%) Apple
13 95 (4.01%) F5
14 93 (3.92%) Oracle
15 89 (3.75%) EMC
16 84 (3.54%) Adobe
16 84 (3.54%) Google
17 78 (3.29%) Aruba
18 74 (3.12%) Red Hat