Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 114 84
Rank change year-on-year -4 -30 -4
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 4,804 4,675 6,615
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.80% 2.77% 3.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.50% 6.50% 7.51%
Number of salaries quoted 3,254 3,432 4,758
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% -1.04% -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 73,918 71,969 88,032
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.04% 42.59% 43.82%
Number of salaries quoted 57,705 58,003 71,246
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,863
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.79% +7.39%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -12 4,454 £55,000 +4.76% 493
UK excluding London +11 2,947 £48,500 +2.11% 326
London -28 1,659 £62,500 +4.17% 190
South East -8 846 £50,000 -4.76% 106
Midlands +25 796 £50,000 - 52
West Midlands +20 658 £57,000 +14.00% 34
East of England +49 532 £52,500 +5.00% 40
North of England -33 427 £45,000 - 63
South West +1 227 £43,000 +1.18% 42
North West -41 220 £45,000 +2.27% 32
Yorkshire -18 163 £42,500 -8.60% 23
Scotland -14 146 £50,000 +2.04% 16
East Midlands +21 136 £42,000 - 18
North East +21 45 £47,500 -5.00% 8
Northern Ireland +7 16 £35,000 +6.06%
Wales -9 11 £40,000 - 7
Channel Islands -6 1 £29,500 -9.23%

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1,607 (33.45%) Cisco
2 1,554 (32.35%) VMware
3 1,478 (30.77%) Windows
4 1,361 (28.33%) Microsoft
5 1,192 (24.81%) ITIL
6 1,101 (22.92%) Firewall
7 1,012 (21.07%) Microsoft Azure
8 1,010 (21.02%) WAN
9 963 (20.05%) VMware Infrastructure
10 961 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
11 951 (19.80%) Active Directory
12 889 (18.51%) Finance
13 879 (18.30%) LAN
14 855 (17.80%) Linux
15 818 (17.03%) Cisco Certification
16 769 (16.01%) Degree
17 764 (15.90%) Windows Server
18 672 (13.99%) Citrix
19 651 (13.55%) Presales
20 634 (13.20%) VPN
21 630 (13.11%) Project Management
22 600 (12.49%) DNS
23 573 (11.93%) CCNP
24 554 (11.53%) Service Delivery
25 523 (10.89%) DevOps
26 518 (10.78%) Wireless
27 508 (10.57%) Problem-Solving
28 498 (10.37%) CheckPoint
28 498 (10.37%) F5
29 494 (10.28%) Hyper-V

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 (6.64%) MS Exchange
2 160 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 158 (3.29%) IIS
4 152 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 138 (2.87%) Skype for Business
6 134 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2013
7 126 (2.62%) OpenStack
8 98 (2.04%) Apache
9 52 (1.08%) Tomcat
10 47 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
11 44 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
12 39 (0.81%) nginx
13 31 (0.65%) JBoss
14 29 (0.60%) WebLogic
15 23 (0.48%) SAS
16 21 (0.44%) CMS
17 18 (0.37%) Oracle Application Server
17 18 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
18 17 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
18 17 (0.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 280 (5.83%) Microsoft Office
2 126 (2.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 100 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 64 (1.33%) MS Visio
5 58 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.083%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.021%) Abaqus
8 1 (0.021%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.021%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.021%) Revit
8 1 (0.021%) Stata
Business Applications
1 23 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 16 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 9 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.12%) HFM
6 6 (0.12%) Relativity
7 5 (0.10%) Concordance
8 4 (0.083%) Workfront
9 3 (0.062%) assyst
9 3 (0.062%) Hyperion Planning
9 3 (0.062%) Infor M3
9 3 (0.062%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.062%) Sentinel
9 3 (0.062%) Veritas eDiscovery
10 2 (0.042%) ION MarketView
10 2 (0.042%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.042%) Oracle EBS R12
10 2 (0.042%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.042%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1,012 (21.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 961 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 440 (9.16%) Office 365
4 279 (5.81%) IaaS
5 221 (4.60%) SaaS
6 204 (4.25%) PaaS
7 170 (3.54%) Cloud Computing
8 74 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
9 60 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
10 47 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
11 46 (0.96%) GitHub
12 34 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 32 (0.67%) Akamai
14 28 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 27 (0.56%) Amazon S3
16 26 (0.54%) IBM Cloud
16 26 (0.54%) OneDrive
17 21 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
17 21 (0.44%) OpenShift
17 21 (0.44%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1,101 (22.92%) Firewall
2 1,010 (21.02%) WAN
3 879 (18.30%) LAN
4 634 (13.20%) VPN
5 600 (12.49%) DNS
6 518 (10.78%) Wireless
7 428 (8.91%) SAN
8 397 (8.26%) DHCP
9 395 (8.22%) Network Security
10 386 (8.03%) MPLS
11 351 (7.31%) OSPF
11 351 (7.31%) TCP/IP
12 332 (6.91%) BGP
13 319 (6.64%) Cisco ASA
14 287 (5.97%) Cisco Nexus
15 237 (4.93%) NetScaler
16 218 (4.54%) Unified Communications
17 212 (4.41%) VoIP
18 199 (4.14%) IPsec
19 184 (3.83%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 385 (8.01%) SQL Server
2 210 (4.37%) Big Data
3 147 (3.06%) MySQL
4 76 (1.58%) MongoDB
5 65 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
6 63 (1.31%) NoSQL
7 57 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
8 54 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
9 52 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
10 49 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 48 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
11 48 (1.00%) Oracle Database
12 44 (0.92%) Hadoop
13 42 (0.87%) Relational Database
13 42 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
14 41 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 35 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
16 30 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
17 25 (0.52%) Redis
18 22 (0.46%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 132 (2.75%) Jenkins
2 110 (2.29%) Git (software)
3 54 (1.12%) JIRA
4 40 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 36 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
6 34 (0.71%) TeamCity
7 24 (0.50%) Subversion
8 23 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
9 22 (0.46%) Maven
10 16 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 16 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
11 14 (0.29%) Bitbucket
12 12 (0.25%) GoCD
13 10 (0.21%) MSBuild
14 9 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
15 8 (0.17%) JUnit
15 8 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
16 7 (0.15%) Gradle
16 7 (0.15%) Mercurial
16 7 (0.15%) Toad
General
1 889 (18.51%) Finance
2 316 (6.58%) Retail
3 291 (6.06%) Banking
4 260 (5.41%) Telecoms
5 145 (3.02%) Marketing
6 142 (2.96%) Manufacturing
7 123 (2.56%) Legal
8 89 (1.85%) Financial Institution
9 86 (1.79%) Investment Banking
9 86 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
10 84 (1.75%) Law
11 66 (1.37%) Games
12 65 (1.35%) Billing
13 50 (1.04%) Advertising
13 50 (1.04%) Back Office
14 46 (0.96%) German Language
15 38 (0.79%) Italian Language
16 32 (0.67%) Publishing
17 20 (0.42%) Electronics
18 14 (0.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 702 (14.61%) Architect
2 541 (11.26%) Network Engineer
3 377 (7.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 363 (7.56%) Analyst
5 314 (6.54%) Consultant
6 280 (5.83%) Solutions Architect
7 269 (5.60%) Project Manager
8 244 (5.08%) Infrastructure Manager
9 190 (3.96%) Technical Architect
10 184 (3.83%) Senior Network Engineer
11 176 (3.66%) Support Engineer
12 172 (3.58%) Administrator
13 151 (3.14%) IT Manager
14 144 (3.00%) Cloud Architect
14 144 (3.00%) Systems Engineer
15 136 (2.83%) Team Leader
16 133 (2.77%) Cisco Engineer
17 129 (2.69%) Cloud Engineer
17 129 (2.69%) DevOps Engineer
18 122 (2.54%) Data Centre Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (4.02%) Middleware
2 176 (3.66%) Web Services
3 128 (2.66%) .NET
4 99 (2.06%) HTML
5 96 (2.00%) XML
6 81 (1.69%) JSON
7 66 (1.37%) LDAP
8 51 (1.06%) Kafka
8 51 (1.06%) SOAP
9 50 (1.04%) CSS
10 44 (0.92%) REST
11 38 (0.79%) RabbitMQ
12 35 (0.73%) 802.1X
13 33 (0.69%) LAMP
14 32 (0.67%) J2EE
14 32 (0.67%) RESTful
15 30 (0.62%) Flash
16 28 (0.58%) Elastic Stack
17 24 (0.50%) ASP.NET
18 21 (0.44%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 352 (7.33%) Public Cloud
2 333 (6.93%) Self-Motivation
3 314 (6.54%) Computer Science
4 283 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
5 281 (5.85%) Management Information System
6 132 (2.75%) Private Cloud
7 125 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
8 124 (2.58%) Clustering
9 103 (2.14%) Replication
10 98 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
11 88 (1.83%) Driving Licence
12 79 (1.64%) PKI
13 70 (1.46%) Fintech
14 69 (1.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 67 (1.39%) Mobile App
16 66 (1.37%) Virtual Team
17 65 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
18 63 (1.31%) CMDB
19 62 (1.29%) Hedge funds
20 57 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,478 (30.77%) Windows
2 855 (17.80%) Linux
3 764 (15.90%) Windows Server
4 384 (7.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 306 (6.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 292 (6.08%) Unix
7 222 (4.62%) Windows 10
8 138 (2.87%) Windows 7
9 102 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 77 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
11 64 (1.33%) CentOS
12 62 (1.29%) Solaris
13 47 (0.98%) Ubuntu
14 44 (0.92%) AIX
14 44 (0.92%) Windows XP
15 37 (0.77%) Debian
15 37 (0.77%) Mac OS X
16 35 (0.73%) Windows 8
17 29 (0.60%) HPUX
18 25 (0.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,192 (24.81%) ITIL
2 651 (13.55%) Presales
3 630 (13.11%) Project Management
4 554 (11.53%) Service Delivery
5 523 (10.89%) DevOps
6 508 (10.57%) Problem-Solving
7 472 (9.83%) Migration
8 435 (9.05%) Agile Software Development
9 381 (7.93%) Disaster Recovery
10 356 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
11 343 (7.14%) Service Management
12 340 (7.08%) PRINCE2
13 304 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
14 299 (6.22%) Line Management
14 299 (6.22%) Load Balancing
15 275 (5.72%) Change Management
16 267 (5.56%) High Availability
17 263 (5.47%) Information Security
18 229 (4.77%) Configuration Management
19 221 (4.60%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 428 (8.91%) Python
2 425 (8.85%) SQL
3 369 (7.68%) PowerShell
4 194 (4.04%) Bash Shell
5 190 (3.96%) Java
6 138 (2.87%) Perl
7 121 (2.52%) Ruby
8 87 (1.81%) JavaScript
9 65 (1.35%) C
10 53 (1.10%) PHP
11 48 (1.00%) C#
12 46 (0.96%) Shell Script
13 45 (0.94%) C++
14 44 (0.92%) VBScript
15 33 (0.69%) T-SQL
16 20 (0.42%) Go
17 18 (0.37%) PL/SQL
18 15 (0.31%) Erlang
19 14 (0.29%) Scala
20 9 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 818 (17.03%) Cisco Certification
2 769 (16.01%) Degree
3 573 (11.93%) CCNP
4 450 (9.37%) CCNA
5 389 (8.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 260 (5.41%) MCSE
7 214 (4.45%) CCIE
8 204 (4.25%) Security Cleared
9 202 (4.20%) Computer Science Degree
10 189 (3.93%) ITIL Certification
11 171 (3.56%) SC Cleared
12 159 (3.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 130 (2.71%) CISSP
14 122 (2.54%) CCDP
15 113 (2.35%) MCP
16 104 (2.16%) MCSA
17 76 (1.58%) ISEB
18 73 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 66 (1.37%) CISM
19 66 (1.37%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 324 (6.74%) SLA
2 186 (3.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 133 (2.77%) PCI DSS
4 106 (2.21%) QA
5 104 (2.16%) GDPR
6 76 (1.58%) PMO
7 71 (1.48%) Cyber Essentials
8 32 (0.67%) COBIT
9 28 (0.58%) ISO 9001
10 23 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 17 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 17 (0.35%) GPG13
12 16 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 10 (0.21%) GCP
13 10 (0.21%) ISO 22301
14 8 (0.17%) Data Quality
14 8 (0.17%) SAS 70
15 6 (0.12%) ISO 14001
16 5 (0.10%) ISAE 3402
17 4 (0.083%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 963 (20.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 951 (19.80%) Active Directory
3 494 (10.28%) Hyper-V
4 266 (5.54%) VMware ESXi
5 207 (4.31%) vSphere
6 177 (3.68%) XenApp
7 164 (3.41%) Docker
8 157 (3.27%) VMware NSX
9 137 (2.85%) XenDesktop
10 114 (2.37%) Virtual Machines
11 96 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
12 70 (1.46%) Virtual Servers
13 58 (1.21%) Firmware
14 54 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
15 39 (0.81%) KVM
16 28 (0.58%) NFS
17 22 (0.46%) VMware Server
17 22 (0.46%) Xen
18 18 (0.37%) vCloud
19 17 (0.35%) iptables
Systems Management
1 317 (6.60%) SCCM
2 273 (5.68%) Puppet
3 253 (5.27%) Ansible
4 200 (4.16%) Opscode Chef
5 149 (3.10%) vCenter Server
6 119 (2.48%) Kubernetes
7 114 (2.37%) SCOM
8 94 (1.96%) Nagios
9 86 (1.79%) SCVMM
10 85 (1.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 82 (1.71%) Microsoft Intune
12 76 (1.58%) SCOrch
13 73 (1.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 67 (1.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 66 (1.37%) Cisco Prime
16 62 (1.29%) vRealize
17 61 (1.27%) Terraform
18 60 (1.25%) FortiGate
19 50 (1.04%) WSUS
20 46 (0.96%) QRadar
Vendors
1 1,607 (33.45%) Cisco
2 1,554 (32.35%) VMware
3 1,361 (28.33%) Microsoft
4 672 (13.99%) Citrix
5 498 (10.37%) CheckPoint
5 498 (10.37%) F5
6 464 (9.66%) HP
7 365 (7.60%) Juniper
8 302 (6.29%) Fortinet
9 288 (6.00%) EMC
10 265 (5.52%) NetApp
11 240 (5.00%) Splunk
12 237 (4.93%) Dell
13 228 (4.75%) Oracle
14 224 (4.66%) Palo Alto
15 171 (3.56%) SolarWinds
16 164 (3.41%) Red Hat
17 138 (2.87%) Veeam
18 135 (2.81%) IBM
19 132 (2.75%) Google