Data Centre Jobs

Data Center
UK

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 cited Data Centre over the 6 months leading up to 24 July 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
24 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 139 46 218
Rank change year-on-year -93 +172 -20
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 1,727 4,629 3,377
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.88% 5.67% 1.92%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.61% 13.77% 3.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,236 1,396 2,026
10th Percentile £33,375 £35,000 £33,850
25th Percentile £41,250 £45,000 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £67,813 £80,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £102,500 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £53,000 £50,296
% change year-on-year -5.66% +5.38% +0.59%

All Generic Skills
UK

Data Centre falls under the General and Transferable Skills category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring generic IT skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 30,766 33,614 84,790
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 33.45% 41.18% 48.14%
Number of salaries quoted 18,666 20,934 36,258
10th Percentile £29,750 £35,375 £34,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £64,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -14.06% +2.40% +4.17%
75th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £83,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £107,500 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 24 July 2024.

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 24 July 2024. 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
Jobs
England -96 1,468 £55,000 -5.17% 303
UK excluding London -113 1,227 £50,000 -5.66% 231
Work from Home -12 671 £57,500 -11.54% 101
London -43 395 £65,000 -9.72% 107
South East -58 360 £55,000 +2.80% 97
North of England -118 282 £42,500 -22.73% 45
Midlands -113 197 £54,000 +8.00% 23
North West -83 187 £44,274 -22.88% 25
South West -91 155 £53,750 -2.27% 19
West Midlands -103 118 £57,500 +16.01% 14
Scotland -127 84 £55,000 -5.17% 21
Yorkshire -93 79 £42,500 -21.30% 14
East Midlands -97 77 £42,500 -19.05% 9
East of England -109 77 £50,000 -9.09% 42
Wales -14 60 £38,238 -45.37% 4
North East -80 16 £43,072 -21.69% 7
Northern Ireland -24 6 £51,000 +2.00% 3
Channel Islands - 3 £85,000 -
Isle of Man - 3 £37,000 - 2

Data Centre
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 79 (4.57%) Microsoft Exchange
2 73 (4.23%) SharePoint
3 60 (3.47%) Apache
4 23 (1.33%) OpenStack
4 23 (1.33%) Skype for Business
5 17 (0.98%) IIS
6 11 (0.64%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.41%) Confluence
8 6 (0.35%) nginx
9 5 (0.29%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.17%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.17%) WordPress
11 2 (0.12%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.12%) CloudStack
11 2 (0.12%) Jupyter
12 1 (0.058%) CMS
12 1 (0.058%) JOnAS
12 1 (0.058%) WebLogic
Applications
1 49 (2.84%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (2.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.29%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.058%) Weka
Business Applications
1 3 (0.17%) HiPortfolio
2 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.12%) Shopify
3 1 (0.058%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.058%) MetaTrader
3 1 (0.058%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.058%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 348 (20.15%) Azure
2 247 (14.30%) Microsoft 365
3 246 (14.24%) AWS
4 80 (4.63%) SaaS
5 71 (4.11%) Amazon S3
6 63 (3.65%) Entra ID
7 57 (3.30%) IaaS
8 53 (3.07%) GCP
9 47 (2.72%) PaaS
10 45 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
11 41 (2.37%) Power Platform
12 26 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
13 20 (1.16%) OneDrive
14 19 (1.10%) Azure DevOps
15 17 (0.98%) Azure Data Factory
15 17 (0.98%) Nutanix
15 17 (0.98%) OCI
16 16 (0.93%) Mimecast
17 13 (0.75%) Kong
18 12 (0.69%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 415 (24.03%) Firewall
2 311 (18.01%) WAN
3 235 (13.61%) LAN
4 228 (13.20%) VPN
5 162 (9.38%) DNS
6 142 (8.22%) SD-WAN
7 138 (7.99%) Network Security
8 116 (6.72%) Internet
8 116 (6.72%) Wireless
9 115 (6.66%) DHCP
10 114 (6.60%) Wi-Fi
11 94 (5.44%) IPsec
11 94 (5.44%) TCP/IP
12 84 (4.86%) MPLS
13 83 (4.81%) OSPF
14 79 (4.57%) BGP
14 79 (4.57%) SNMP
15 65 (3.76%) VLAN
16 63 (3.65%) Cisco Firepower
17 51 (2.95%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (3.76%) MongoDB
2 63 (3.65%) Elasticsearch
3 54 (3.13%) SQL Server
4 29 (1.68%) Power BI
5 27 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
6 22 (1.27%) MySQL
7 15 (0.87%) Big Data
8 14 (0.81%) Oracle Database
9 13 (0.75%) NoSQL
10 12 (0.69%) Data Lake
11 11 (0.64%) Amazon Redshift
12 10 (0.58%) BigQuery
13 6 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.35%) DB2
13 6 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (0.35%) Tableau
14 5 (0.29%) GIS
14 5 (0.29%) Redis
15 4 (0.23%) Relational Database
16 3 (0.17%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 19 (1.10%) JIRA
2 15 (0.87%) Git
3 13 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
4 6 (0.35%) GitLab
4 6 (0.35%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.35%) RStudio
5 1 (0.058%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.058%) ScriptRunner
5 1 (0.058%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.058%) Visual Studio
General
1 384 (22.24%) Social Skills
2 255 (14.77%) Finance
3 114 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
4 78 (4.52%) Banking
5 75 (4.34%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 67 (3.88%) Retail
7 62 (3.59%) Telecoms
8 51 (2.95%) Public Sector
9 48 (2.78%) Law
9 48 (2.78%) Presentation Skills
10 46 (2.66%) Manufacturing
11 39 (2.26%) Legal
12 35 (2.03%) Organisational Skills
13 19 (1.10%) Marketing
14 15 (0.87%) Aerospace
15 14 (0.81%) Automotive
15 14 (0.81%) Financial Institution
16 10 (0.58%) Investment Banking
17 9 (0.52%) Documentation Skills
18 8 (0.46%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 304 (17.60%) Senior
2 248 (14.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 198 (11.46%) Architect
4 173 (10.02%) Network Engineer
5 158 (9.15%) Data Centre Engineer
6 157 (9.09%) Consultant
7 86 (4.98%) Lead
8 80 (4.63%) Senior Architect
9 72 (4.17%) Project Manager
9 72 (4.17%) Security Architect
10 70 (4.05%) Data Centre Manager
11 62 (3.59%) Analyst
12 58 (3.36%) IT Engineer
13 55 (3.18%) Support Engineer
14 54 (3.13%) NetApp Consultant
15 53 (3.07%) Systems Engineer
16 51 (2.95%) Cisco Architect
16 51 (2.95%) Senior Cisco Architect
17 50 (2.90%) IT Manager
18 48 (2.78%) Senior Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (3.59%) RabbitMQ
2 54 (3.13%) YAML
3 41 (2.37%) 802.1X
4 17 (0.98%) HTML
5 13 (0.75%) LDAP
6 12 (0.69%) Kafka
7 11 (0.64%) SAML
8 10 (0.58%) Middleware
9 8 (0.46%) EDI
9 8 (0.46%) Web Services
10 7 (0.41%) XML
11 6 (0.35%) .NET
12 5 (0.29%) WebSphere MQ
13 4 (0.23%) ARM Templates
13 4 (0.23%) JSON
13 4 (0.23%) REST
13 4 (0.23%) XMPP
14 3 (0.17%) RESTful
15 2 (0.12%) LAMP
15 2 (0.12%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 138 (7.99%) Management Information System
2 89 (5.15%) Public Cloud
3 66 (3.82%) Hybrid Cloud
4 64 (3.71%) Driving Licence
5 43 (2.49%) Replication
6 39 (2.26%) Private Cloud
7 38 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
8 29 (1.68%) PKI
9 26 (1.51%) Mainframe
10 18 (1.04%) Distributed Systems
11 17 (0.98%) Cyberattack
11 17 (0.98%) Virtual Team
12 16 (0.93%) IoT
12 16 (0.93%) Onboarding
12 16 (0.93%) SCADA
12 16 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
13 15 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
14 13 (0.75%) Client/Server
15 11 (0.64%) Blog
15 11 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 445 (25.77%) Windows
2 335 (19.40%) Linux
3 170 (9.84%) Windows Server
4 54 (3.13%) Data ONTAP
5 48 (2.78%) Windows 10
6 42 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 35 (2.03%) Windows Server 2016
8 31 (1.80%) Unix
9 22 (1.27%) Windows Server 2019
10 20 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (0.93%) CentOS
12 15 (0.87%) Android
12 15 (0.87%) Ubuntu
13 13 (0.75%) Apple iOS
14 11 (0.64%) Solaris
14 11 (0.64%) zOS
15 10 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
16 9 (0.52%) VMS
17 7 (0.41%) Rocky
18 6 (0.35%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (19.40%) Cybersecurity
2 319 (18.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 253 (14.65%) Problem-Solving
4 233 (13.49%) ITIL
5 232 (13.43%) Project Management
6 203 (11.75%) Presales
7 163 (9.44%) Mentoring
8 144 (8.34%) DevOps
9 136 (7.87%) Software Licensing
10 134 (7.76%) Roadmaps
11 128 (7.41%) Agile
12 126 (7.30%) Disaster Recovery
13 125 (7.24%) Information Security
14 105 (6.08%) Infrastructure Management
15 103 (5.96%) Continuous Improvement
16 102 (5.91%) Project Delivery
17 101 (5.85%) Migration
18 95 (5.50%) Customer Service
19 94 (5.44%) Analytics
20 93 (5.39%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 180 (10.42%) Python
2 102 (5.91%) PowerShell
3 78 (4.52%) SQL
4 34 (1.97%) Bash
5 28 (1.62%) Java
6 19 (1.10%) C#
7 13 (0.75%) Go
8 10 (0.58%) MATLAB
9 7 (0.41%) PHP
10 6 (0.35%) R
11 5 (0.29%) JavaScript
11 5 (0.29%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.23%) Perl
13 3 (0.17%) C
13 3 (0.17%) RPG
13 3 (0.17%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.12%) Korn
15 1 (0.058%) C++
15 1 (0.058%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.058%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 329 (19.05%) Degree
2 238 (13.78%) Cisco Certification
3 172 (9.96%) Security Cleared
4 164 (9.50%) CCNA
5 153 (8.86%) CCNP
6 113 (6.54%) SC Cleared
7 84 (4.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 52 (3.01%) CISSP
9 48 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
10 46 (2.66%) Azure Certification
11 39 (2.26%) DV Cleared
12 36 (2.08%) AWS Certification
13 34 (1.97%) CCIE
14 30 (1.74%) MCP
15 26 (1.51%) CISM
16 23 (1.33%) MCSE
17 20 (1.16%) MCSA
17 20 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 17 (0.98%) APMP
19 16 (0.93%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (4.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 74 (4.28%) SLA
3 44 (2.55%) GDPR
4 30 (1.74%) PCI DSS
5 28 (1.62%) Cyber Essentials
6 27 (1.56%) NIST
6 27 (1.56%) QA
7 20 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 13 (0.75%) NCSC
9 11 (0.64%) IASME
9 11 (0.64%) PMO
10 10 (0.58%) SOC 2
11 9 (0.52%) COBIT
11 9 (0.52%) ISO 9001
12 6 (0.35%) Data Quality
13 5 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 3 (0.17%) ISO 14000
14 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 2 (0.12%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 277 (16.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 266 (15.40%) Active Directory
3 103 (5.96%) Docker
4 96 (5.56%) Hyper-V
5 77 (4.46%) VMware ESXi
6 63 (3.65%) vSphere
7 47 (2.72%) Firmware
8 31 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
8 31 (1.80%) VMware NSX
9 15 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
10 10 (0.58%) KVM
11 9 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (0.41%) NFS
13 5 (0.29%) pfSense
13 5 (0.29%) XenApp
14 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.23%) Xen
14 4 (0.23%) XenDesktop
15 3 (0.17%) QEMU
16 2 (0.12%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 144 (8.34%) Kubernetes
2 132 (7.64%) Ansible
3 92 (5.33%) vCenter Server
4 72 (4.17%) Terraform
5 59 (3.42%) Prometheus
6 40 (2.32%) SCCM
6 40 (2.32%) WSUS
7 36 (2.08%) Stealthwatch
8 35 (2.03%) Microsoft Intune
9 32 (1.85%) Puppet
10 25 (1.45%) FortiGate
11 21 (1.22%) SCOM
12 16 (0.93%) CASB
12 16 (0.93%) Nagios
12 16 (0.93%) ZABBIX
13 15 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
14 14 (0.81%) Grafana
15 11 (0.64%) Progress Chef
16 10 (0.58%) Pingdom
17 9 (0.52%) Active Directory Federation Services
Vendors
1 488 (28.26%) Microsoft
2 392 (22.70%) Cisco
3 375 (21.71%) VMware
4 153 (8.86%) Palo Alto
5 142 (8.22%) Apple
6 136 (7.87%) Adobe
7 134 (7.76%) Dell
8 121 (7.01%) NetApp
9 102 (5.91%) HP
10 101 (5.85%) Red Hat
11 94 (5.44%) Meraki
11 94 (5.44%) Oracle
12 81 (4.69%) Juniper
13 73 (4.23%) Fortinet
14 64 (3.71%) Veeam
15 57 (3.30%) Citrix
16 54 (3.13%) SolidFire
17 53 (3.07%) CheckPoint
18 47 (2.72%) SolarWinds
19 39 (2.26%) F5