Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 129 127 123
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4 -7
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 2,315 3,987 4,850
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.51% 2.75% 2.79%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.47% 7.02% 7.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,947 3,182 3,500
Median annual salary £58,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.45% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,375 £28,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £86,750 £83,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 35,774 56,794 67,369
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.79% 39.14% 38.74%
Number of salaries quoted 27,580 42,461 51,962
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,250 £28,250
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% - +7.14%

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 25 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Data Centre in the UK

Data Centre
Top 18 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 25 May 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 -7 2,134 £57,500 +4.55% 143
UK excluding London -11 1,306 £50,000 - 104
London +2 893 £65,000 +4.00% 42
South East +9 470 £57,500 +4.55% 41
North of England -26 293 £45,000 +9.42% 24
Midlands -17 254 £47,500 -9.52% 15
Work from Home +7 213 £62,500 -10.71% 14
West Midlands -32 166 £48,250 -8.10% 14
South West +37 138 £55,000 +13.40% 6
Yorkshire -14 137 £45,000 +20.00% 5
North West +1 131 £50,000 +5.26% 18
East Midlands +25 88 £45,000 -10.00% 1
East of England -18 82 £50,000 +11.11% 15
Scotland +30 54 £38,500 -45.00% 2
North East -29 25 £38,750 -13.89% 1
Wales -9 21 £46,000 +15.00% 1
Northern Ireland -10 3 £70,000 +204.35%
Channel Islands -11 2 £29,500 -1.67%

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 897 (38.75%) Microsoft
2 769 (33.22%) Cisco
3 732 (31.62%) VMware
4 701 (30.28%) Azure
5 689 (29.76%) Windows
6 606 (26.18%) Firewall
7 566 (24.45%) Active Directory
8 516 (22.29%) VMware Infrastructure
9 512 (22.12%) AWS
9 512 (22.12%) Linux
10 467 (20.17%) WAN
11 464 (20.04%) Finance
12 445 (19.22%) Cisco Certification
13 399 (17.24%) Windows Server
14 370 (15.98%) LAN
15 363 (15.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 351 (15.16%) Office 365
17 346 (14.95%) ITIL
18 315 (13.61%) Migration
19 311 (13.43%) Hyper-V
20 307 (13.26%) CCNP
21 302 (13.05%) SAN
22 294 (12.70%) Citrix
23 280 (12.10%) DevOps
24 273 (11.79%) DNS
25 262 (11.32%) SQL
26 252 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
27 251 (10.84%) BGP
28 249 (10.76%) SCCM
29 244 (10.54%) Wireless

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
1 131 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 109 (4.71%) MS Exchange
3 84 (3.63%) Skype for Business
4 54 (2.33%) IIS
5 47 (2.03%) Confluence
6 40 (1.73%) Apache
7 32 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 30 (1.30%) OpenStack
9 29 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
10 23 (0.99%) Tomcat
11 21 (0.91%) CMS
12 8 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
12 8 (0.35%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.30%) CloudStack
14 6 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
14 6 (0.26%) nginx
15 5 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
16 4 (0.17%) DataSynapse
16 4 (0.17%) Office Communications Server
16 4 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 138 (5.96%) Microsoft Office
2 76 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (1.56%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.26%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.17%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.13%) Abaqus
10 1 (0.043%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.043%) Maya
10 1 (0.043%) NUKE
10 1 (0.043%) Revit
Business Applications
1 14 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.17%) assyst
2 4 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.086%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.043%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.043%) Relativity
4 1 (0.043%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.043%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.043%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 701 (30.28%) Azure
2 512 (22.12%) AWS
3 351 (15.16%) Office 365
4 153 (6.61%) IaaS
5 141 (6.09%) PaaS
6 111 (4.79%) SaaS
7 103 (4.45%) Azure Active Directory
8 80 (3.46%) GCP
9 48 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
10 31 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
11 26 (1.12%) Power Platform
12 24 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
13 19 (0.82%) Amazon S3
13 19 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 16 (0.69%) Azure Data Factory
15 14 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 13 (0.56%) OneDrive
16 13 (0.56%) Serverless
17 12 (0.52%) Azure Stack
18 10 (0.43%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 606 (26.18%) Firewall
2 467 (20.17%) WAN
3 370 (15.98%) LAN
4 302 (13.05%) SAN
5 273 (11.79%) DNS
6 251 (10.84%) BGP
7 244 (10.54%) Wireless
8 237 (10.24%) TCP/IP
9 231 (9.98%) VPN
10 218 (9.42%) OSPF
11 217 (9.37%) MPLS
12 211 (9.11%) DHCP
13 165 (7.13%) Cisco Nexus
14 160 (6.91%) Cisco ASA
15 159 (6.87%) Network Security
16 145 (6.26%) Internet
17 119 (5.14%) Wi-Fi
18 108 (4.67%) VoIP
19 104 (4.49%) VLAN
20 89 (3.84%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (9.37%) SQL Server
2 64 (2.76%) MySQL
3 41 (1.77%) Azure SQL Database
4 33 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
5 30 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 29 (1.25%) Relational Database
7 23 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
7 23 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
8 22 (0.95%) RDBMS
9 21 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 20 (0.86%) NoSQL
10 20 (0.86%) Power BI
11 19 (0.82%) Oracle Database
12 17 (0.73%) MariaDB
12 17 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 16 (0.69%) Big Data
13 16 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
14 14 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (0.48%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 10 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 82 (3.54%) Git (software)
2 39 (1.68%) JIRA
3 33 (1.43%) Jenkins
4 17 (0.73%) Bitbucket
5 15 (0.65%) git-flow
5 15 (0.65%) RSpec
6 14 (0.60%) Vagrant
7 11 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (0.43%) GitLab
9 8 (0.35%) Moq
9 8 (0.35%) NUnit
9 8 (0.35%) TeamCity
10 7 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (0.30%) WinDbg
11 4 (0.17%) Selenium
11 4 (0.17%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
13 2 (0.086%) Subversion
13 2 (0.086%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (0.086%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 464 (20.04%) Finance
2 190 (8.21%) Telecoms
3 112 (4.84%) Public Sector
4 106 (4.58%) Banking
5 92 (3.97%) Retail
6 38 (1.64%) Legal
7 33 (1.43%) Law
8 24 (1.04%) Marketing
9 19 (0.82%) German Language
10 17 (0.73%) Back Office
11 16 (0.69%) Aerospace
11 16 (0.69%) Financial Institution
11 16 (0.69%) Games
11 16 (0.69%) Italian Language
12 15 (0.65%) Manufacturing
13 14 (0.60%) Local Government
13 14 (0.60%) Publishing
14 13 (0.56%) French Language
14 13 (0.56%) Military
14 13 (0.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 389 (16.80%) Network Engineer
2 281 (12.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 273 (11.79%) Architect
4 209 (9.03%) Consultant
5 128 (5.53%) Senior Network Engineer
6 104 (4.49%) Analyst
6 104 (4.49%) Project Manager
7 101 (4.36%) Support Engineer
8 100 (4.32%) Infrastructure Manager
9 96 (4.15%) IT Engineer
10 92 (3.97%) Administrator
11 83 (3.59%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 78 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
13 73 (3.15%) Systems Administrator
14 70 (3.02%) Systems Engineer
15 60 (2.59%) Cloud Engineer
15 60 (2.59%) Data Centre Consultant
16 58 (2.51%) DevOps Engineer
17 55 (2.38%) Cisco Engineer
18 54 (2.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (2.07%) .NET
2 42 (1.81%) 802.1X
3 41 (1.77%) REST
4 35 (1.51%) Web Services
5 34 (1.47%) Middleware
6 30 (1.30%) Elastic Stack
7 21 (0.91%) LDAP
8 20 (0.86%) CSS
9 19 (0.82%) YAML
10 15 (0.65%) .NET Core
11 14 (0.60%) LAMP
12 13 (0.56%) ASP.NET
12 13 (0.56%) HTML
12 13 (0.56%) XMPP
13 11 (0.48%) JSON
13 11 (0.48%) Kafka
13 11 (0.48%) XML
14 10 (0.43%) Redux
15 9 (0.39%) Laravel
15 9 (0.39%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 197 (8.51%) Public Cloud
2 99 (4.28%) Private Cloud
3 98 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 98 (4.23%) Hybrid Cloud
4 89 (3.84%) Self-Motivation
5 81 (3.50%) Management Information System
6 56 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
7 55 (2.38%) Driving Licence
7 55 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
8 51 (2.20%) Clustering
9 47 (2.03%) Replication
10 41 (1.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 32 (1.38%) Cloud Native
12 28 (1.21%) Enterprise Storage
13 25 (1.08%) PKI
13 25 (1.08%) User Experience
14 24 (1.04%) EMC VNX
14 24 (1.04%) Fat Client
14 24 (1.04%) Thin Client
15 23 (0.99%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 689 (29.76%) Windows
2 512 (22.12%) Linux
3 399 (17.24%) Windows Server
4 114 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 107 (4.62%) Windows Server 2016
6 102 (4.41%) Unix
7 100 (4.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 91 (3.93%) Windows 10
9 59 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 55 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 52 (2.25%) Windows 7
12 50 (2.16%) CentOS
13 44 (1.90%) Ubuntu
14 31 (1.34%) Windows Server 2019
15 23 (0.99%) Windows 8
16 18 (0.78%) Debian
17 17 (0.73%) Mac OS X
18 14 (0.60%) Solaris
19 12 (0.52%) AIX
19 12 (0.52%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (15.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 346 (14.95%) ITIL
3 315 (13.61%) Migration
4 280 (12.10%) DevOps
5 252 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
6 234 (10.11%) Problem-Solving
7 228 (9.85%) Project Management
8 216 (9.33%) Presales
9 215 (9.29%) Project Delivery
10 179 (7.73%) Disaster Recovery
11 154 (6.65%) Service Delivery
12 153 (6.61%) Load Balancing
13 126 (5.44%) Mentoring
14 121 (5.23%) Change Management
15 118 (5.10%) Continuous Improvement
16 117 (5.05%) Network Design
17 103 (4.45%) Cybersecurity
18 98 (4.23%) Configuration Management
19 93 (4.02%) Information Security
19 93 (4.02%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 262 (11.32%) SQL
2 221 (9.55%) PowerShell
3 199 (8.60%) Python
4 76 (3.28%) Bash Shell
5 57 (2.46%) Java
6 50 (2.16%) Ruby
7 46 (1.99%) PHP
8 36 (1.56%) C#
9 35 (1.51%) JavaScript
10 31 (1.34%) Perl
11 26 (1.12%) C++
12 25 (1.08%) Go
13 16 (0.69%) C
14 12 (0.52%) T-SQL
15 11 (0.48%) PL/SQL
15 11 (0.48%) Shell Script
16 10 (0.43%) Scala
17 7 (0.30%) VBScript
18 5 (0.22%) JCL
19 4 (0.17%) XPath
Qualifications
1 445 (19.22%) Cisco Certification
2 307 (13.26%) CCNP
3 208 (8.98%) Degree
4 186 (8.03%) CCNA
5 159 (6.87%) Security Cleared
6 116 (5.01%) CCIE
7 115 (4.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 92 (3.97%) SC Cleared
9 72 (3.11%) MCSE
10 66 (2.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 49 (2.12%) DV Cleared
12 48 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
13 43 (1.86%) MCSA
14 39 (1.68%) JNCIA
15 37 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
16 31 (1.34%) JNCIS
17 30 (1.30%) CCDP
17 30 (1.30%) CISSP
18 27 (1.17%) Citrix Certification
19 26 (1.12%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (5.31%) SLA
2 76 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (1.56%) PCI DSS
4 35 (1.51%) GDPR
5 19 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
6 18 (0.78%) QA
7 8 (0.35%) NIST
7 8 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.30%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.26%) COBIT
9 6 (0.26%) PMO
10 4 (0.17%) BS25999
10 4 (0.17%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.17%) ISO 14001
10 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.043%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.043%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.043%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.043%) NCSC
11 1 (0.043%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 566 (24.45%) Active Directory
2 516 (22.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 311 (13.43%) Hyper-V
4 115 (4.97%) Docker
5 100 (4.32%) vSphere
6 97 (4.19%) XenApp
7 90 (3.89%) VMware ESXi
8 88 (3.80%) Virtual Machines
9 67 (2.89%) XenDesktop
10 45 (1.94%) VMware NSX
11 36 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
12 31 (1.34%) KVM
13 29 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
14 27 (1.17%) Firmware
15 22 (0.95%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 22 (0.95%) Terminal Server
16 14 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
17 12 (0.52%) vCloud
18 11 (0.48%) NFS
19 10 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 249 (10.76%) SCCM
2 169 (7.30%) Ansible
3 134 (5.79%) SCOM
4 102 (4.41%) Kubernetes
5 89 (3.84%) Terraform
6 83 (3.59%) Puppet
7 80 (3.46%) Cisco Prime
8 79 (3.41%) WSUS
9 78 (3.37%) SCVMM
10 73 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
11 48 (2.07%) NetBackup
12 41 (1.77%) Microsoft Intune
13 37 (1.60%) vCenter Server
14 36 (1.56%) Cisco CUCM
15 29 (1.25%) FortiGate
16 26 (1.12%) vRealize
17 24 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
18 23 (0.99%) EMC NetWorker
18 23 (0.99%) Microsoft Clustering
18 23 (0.99%) Packer
Vendors
1 897 (38.75%) Microsoft
2 769 (33.22%) Cisco
3 732 (31.62%) VMware
4 294 (12.70%) Citrix
5 205 (8.86%) Juniper
6 191 (8.25%) HP
7 175 (7.56%) CheckPoint
8 158 (6.83%) Palo Alto
9 141 (6.09%) NetApp
10 127 (5.49%) SolarWinds
11 126 (5.44%) F5
12 112 (4.84%) EMC
13 99 (4.28%) Dell
14 90 (3.89%) Red Hat
15 88 (3.80%) Meraki
16 76 (3.28%) Google
17 66 (2.85%) Oracle
18 65 (2.81%) Fortinet
19 64 (2.76%) Brocade
20 58 (2.51%) IBM