Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 168 129 129
Rank change year-on-year -39 0 -3
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 1,596 2,923 4,013
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.93% 2.57% 2.69%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.89% 6.67% 6.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,248 2,253 2,901
10th Percentile £34,925 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £53,500
Median % change year-on-year - +7.48% -2.73%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,387 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +0.77% +5.26% -5.00%

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 32,608 43,803 58,696
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.51% 38.59% 39.42%
Number of salaries quoted 23,207 34,115 44,835
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £29,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,655
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 12 April 2021.

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 12 April 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 -39 1,416 £57,500 - 326
UK excluding London -48 929 £50,387 +0.77% 245
London -49 550 £70,000 +7.69% 94
Work from Home -58 336 £60,500 -3.20% 59
South East -17 309 £55,000 -2.65% 60
North of England -53 197 £45,000 +3.04% 67
Midlands -71 154 £45,000 -10.00% 50
North West -6 116 £45,000 -10.00% 42
South West -26 111 £54,625 +9.25% 24
West Midlands -48 107 £45,000 -14.29% 33
East of England +8 77 £57,500 +15.00% 28
Scotland +4 67 £63,500 +69.33% 7
Yorkshire -63 66 £45,000 +5.88% 21
East Midlands -32 46 £45,000 - 17
North East 0 15 £57,500 +53.33% 4
Wales +11 9 £46,125 -3.40% 3
Northern Ireland +6 4 £38,750 -44.64% 5
Isle of Man - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 12 April 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.

1 548 (34.34%) Azure
2 528 (33.08%) Microsoft
3 519 (32.52%) VMware
4 453 (28.38%) Windows
5 419 (26.25%) Cisco
6 376 (23.56%) Firewall
7 368 (23.06%) AWS
8 363 (22.74%) VMware Infrastructure
9 338 (21.18%) Active Directory
10 326 (20.43%) Linux
11 275 (17.23%) Windows Server
12 273 (17.11%) ITIL
13 271 (16.98%) WAN
14 267 (16.73%) Finance
15 264 (16.54%) Microsoft 365
16 257 (16.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 237 (14.85%) Cisco Certification
18 234 (14.66%) Migration
19 232 (14.54%) DevOps
20 230 (14.41%) DNS
20 230 (14.41%) PowerShell
21 226 (14.16%) Python
22 224 (14.04%) Public Cloud
22 224 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
23 223 (13.97%) Agile Software Development
24 222 (13.91%) LAN
25 199 (12.47%) Degree
25 199 (12.47%) Ansible
26 197 (12.34%) Kubernetes
27 196 (12.28%) SQL

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 58 (3.63%) SharePoint
2 54 (3.38%) MS Exchange
3 43 (2.69%) IIS
4 29 (1.82%) Apache
5 25 (1.57%) nginx
6 19 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
7 18 (1.13%) OpenStack
7 18 (1.13%) Tomcat
8 17 (1.07%) Skype for Business
9 14 (0.88%) Confluence
10 11 (0.69%) ejabberd
11 10 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (0.44%) Apache Spark
12 7 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (0.38%) WordPress
14 5 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
15 4 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
15 4 (0.25%) Luigi
Applications
1 60 (3.76%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.13%) Simulink
7 1 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.56%) Workfront
2 5 (0.31%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.13%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.063%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.063%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.063%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.063%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 548 (34.34%) Azure
2 368 (23.06%) AWS
3 264 (16.54%) Microsoft 365
4 178 (11.15%) IaaS
4 178 (11.15%) SaaS
5 146 (9.15%) PaaS
6 105 (6.58%) GCP
7 76 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
8 46 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
9 34 (2.13%) OpenShift
10 24 (1.50%) Power Platform
10 24 (1.50%) Serverless
11 21 (1.32%) GitHub
12 20 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
13 18 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
14 14 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
15 12 (0.75%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 12 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 9 (0.56%) Amazon S3
16 9 (0.56%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 376 (23.56%) Firewall
2 271 (16.98%) WAN
3 230 (14.41%) DNS
4 222 (13.91%) LAN
5 156 (9.77%) TCP/IP
6 149 (9.34%) Network Security
7 138 (8.65%) SAN
8 117 (7.33%) DHCP
8 117 (7.33%) Internet
8 117 (7.33%) VPN
9 116 (7.27%) BGP
10 105 (6.58%) Wireless
11 104 (6.52%) MPLS
12 94 (5.89%) OSPF
13 91 (5.70%) VLAN
14 89 (5.58%) Cisco ASA
15 88 (5.51%) SD-WAN
16 60 (3.76%) Cisco Nexus
17 52 (3.26%) VoIP
18 46 (2.88%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (11.03%) SQL Server
2 42 (2.63%) MySQL
3 40 (2.51%) Big Data
4 28 (1.75%) NoSQL
5 27 (1.69%) MongoDB
6 26 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
7 24 (1.50%) Power BI
8 17 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
8 17 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (1.00%) Tableau
10 13 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
10 13 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
10 13 (0.81%) Relational Database
11 10 (0.63%) Hadoop
12 8 (0.50%) Blockchain
12 8 (0.50%) MariaDB
12 8 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
13 7 (0.44%) Cosmos DB
13 7 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 85 (5.33%) Jenkins
2 27 (1.69%) Maven
3 23 (1.44%) Git (software)
4 19 (1.19%) TeamCity
5 17 (1.07%) JIRA
6 16 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
7 12 (0.75%) Visual Studio
8 11 (0.69%) Bitbucket
9 10 (0.63%) Gradle
10 6 (0.38%) Ant
10 6 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (0.25%) Artifactory
12 4 (0.25%) GitLab
12 4 (0.25%) Selenium
13 2 (0.13%) GCC
13 2 (0.13%) GDB
13 2 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (0.13%) Postman
13 2 (0.13%) REST Assured
General
1 267 (16.73%) Finance
2 116 (7.27%) Telecoms
3 74 (4.64%) Public Sector
4 65 (4.07%) Banking
5 55 (3.45%) Marketing
6 36 (2.26%) Law
7 34 (2.13%) Retail
8 22 (1.38%) Electronics
9 20 (1.25%) Games
9 20 (1.25%) Manufacturing
10 16 (1.00%) Publishing
11 15 (0.94%) Military
12 14 (0.88%) Aerospace
13 10 (0.63%) Legal
13 10 (0.63%) Local Government
14 8 (0.50%) Back Office
15 7 (0.44%) Advertising
15 7 (0.44%) Digital Economy
16 5 (0.31%) Automotive
17 4 (0.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 224 (14.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 215 (13.47%) Network Engineer
3 177 (11.09%) Architect
4 125 (7.83%) Consultant
5 106 (6.64%) Analyst
6 86 (5.39%) Cloud Engineer
7 69 (4.32%) Infrastructure Manager
8 65 (4.07%) IT Manager
8 65 (4.07%) Senior Network Engineer
9 61 (3.82%) DevOps Engineer
10 52 (3.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 50 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
12 49 (3.07%) IT Engineer
13 48 (3.01%) Infrastructure Architect
13 48 (3.01%) Project Manager
14 45 (2.82%) Administrator
14 45 (2.82%) Azure Engineer
15 44 (2.76%) Support Engineer
16 43 (2.69%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
16 43 (2.69%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (3.07%) React
2 35 (2.19%) Web Services
3 30 (1.88%) JSON
4 25 (1.57%) REST
5 24 (1.50%) .NET
6 23 (1.44%) LDAP
7 20 (1.25%) Kafka
8 14 (0.88%) 802.1X
8 14 (0.88%) XMPP
9 10 (0.63%) .NET Core
9 10 (0.63%) HTML
10 9 (0.56%) FIX Protocol
10 9 (0.56%) Gherkin
10 9 (0.56%) XML
11 7 (0.44%) Node.js
11 7 (0.44%) Spring
12 6 (0.38%) Elastic Stack
12 6 (0.38%) RabbitMQ
13 5 (0.31%) LAPP Stack
13 5 (0.31%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 224 (14.04%) Public Cloud
2 154 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
3 86 (5.39%) Hybrid Cloud
4 72 (4.51%) Private Cloud
5 64 (4.01%) Management Information System
6 56 (3.51%) Data Structures
7 39 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
8 37 (2.32%) Algorithms
9 34 (2.13%) Mobile App
10 33 (2.07%) CMDB
11 32 (2.01%) Replication
12 29 (1.82%) Enterprise Storage
13 28 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
13 28 (1.75%) Virtual Team
14 27 (1.69%) Driving Licence
15 25 (1.57%) EPoS
16 24 (1.50%) Clustering
16 24 (1.50%) Enterprise Cloud
17 20 (1.25%) Security Operations Centre
18 19 (1.19%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 453 (28.38%) Windows
2 326 (20.43%) Linux
3 275 (17.23%) Windows Server
4 90 (5.64%) Windows Server 2016
5 84 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 76 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 65 (4.07%) Unix
8 62 (3.88%) Windows Server 2019
9 50 (3.13%) Windows 10
10 43 (2.69%) Windows Server 2008
11 31 (1.94%) CentOS
12 27 (1.69%) Windows 7
13 20 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (1.00%) Debian
15 11 (0.69%) Ubuntu
16 9 (0.56%) Android
16 9 (0.56%) VMS
17 8 (0.50%) Fedora
18 6 (0.38%) AIX
18 6 (0.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (17.11%) ITIL
2 257 (16.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 234 (14.66%) Migration
4 232 (14.54%) DevOps
5 224 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
6 223 (13.97%) Agile Software Development
7 168 (10.53%) Project Management
8 157 (9.84%) Project Delivery
9 148 (9.27%) Disaster Recovery
10 142 (8.90%) Mentoring
11 135 (8.46%) Presales
12 130 (8.15%) Service Delivery
13 123 (7.71%) Computer Science
14 99 (6.20%) Load Balancing
15 94 (5.89%) Analytics
16 89 (5.58%) Change Management
17 85 (5.33%) Infrastructure as Code
17 85 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
18 81 (5.08%) Information Security
19 79 (4.95%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 230 (14.41%) PowerShell
2 226 (14.16%) Python
3 196 (12.28%) SQL
4 109 (6.83%) Java
5 79 (4.95%) Bash Shell
6 56 (3.51%) Go
7 47 (2.94%) JavaScript
8 45 (2.82%) TypeScript
9 37 (2.32%) C
9 37 (2.32%) Perl
10 28 (1.75%) C#
11 24 (1.50%) PHP
12 23 (1.44%) C++
13 17 (1.07%) Ruby
13 17 (1.07%) Shell Script
14 11 (0.69%) R
14 11 (0.69%) T-SQL
15 8 (0.50%) Clojure
16 6 (0.38%) MATLAB
17 5 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 237 (14.85%) Cisco Certification
2 199 (12.47%) Degree
3 173 (10.84%) CCNP
4 134 (8.40%) Security Cleared
5 107 (6.70%) SC Cleared
6 102 (6.39%) CCNA
7 91 (5.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 87 (5.45%) Computer Science Degree
9 62 (3.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 56 (3.51%) CCIE
11 50 (3.13%) MCSE
12 39 (2.44%) Master's Degree
13 31 (1.94%) MCSA
14 28 (1.75%) CISSP
14 28 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
15 27 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
16 21 (1.32%) DV Cleared
17 18 (1.13%) CISM
17 18 (1.13%) MCITP
18 16 (1.00%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (6.14%) SLA
2 23 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.13%) QA
4 16 (1.00%) GDPR
5 9 (0.56%) NIST
5 9 (0.56%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.50%) BS25999
6 8 (0.50%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 7 (0.44%) OASIS TOSCA
8 6 (0.38%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.38%) PMO
9 3 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.19%) GRC
9 3 (0.19%) NCSC
9 3 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.063%) COBIT
10 1 (0.063%) GLBA
System Software
1 363 (22.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 338 (21.18%) Active Directory
3 175 (10.96%) Hyper-V
4 172 (10.78%) Docker
5 64 (4.01%) vSphere
6 46 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
7 43 (2.69%) XenDesktop
8 39 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
9 38 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
10 35 (2.19%) KVM
10 35 (2.19%) XenApp
11 32 (2.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 32 (2.01%) VMware NSX
12 22 (1.38%) Virtual Desktop
13 21 (1.32%) Firmware
14 15 (0.94%) Xen
15 14 (0.88%) iptables
15 14 (0.88%) Postfix
15 14 (0.88%) QEMU
16 11 (0.69%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 199 (12.47%) Ansible
2 197 (12.34%) Kubernetes
3 134 (8.40%) SCCM
4 108 (6.77%) Terraform
5 86 (5.39%) Puppet
6 61 (3.82%) Microsoft Intune
7 47 (2.94%) ZABBIX
8 43 (2.69%) SCVMM
9 42 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
10 39 (2.44%) HAProxy
11 38 (2.38%) vCenter Server
12 37 (2.32%) vRealize
13 29 (1.82%) SCOM
14 27 (1.69%) FortiGate
15 26 (1.63%) NetBackup
16 17 (1.07%) EMC NetWorker
16 17 (1.07%) Galera Cluster
17 16 (1.00%) WSUS
18 15 (0.94%) Failover Clustering
19 13 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 528 (33.08%) Microsoft
2 519 (32.52%) VMware
3 419 (26.25%) Cisco
4 168 (10.53%) Citrix
5 115 (7.21%) HP
6 109 (6.83%) Oracle
7 106 (6.64%) F5
8 99 (6.20%) Juniper
9 98 (6.14%) Red Hat
10 93 (5.83%) Dell
11 82 (5.14%) Veeam
12 76 (4.76%) Palo Alto
13 75 (4.70%) ServiceNow
14 73 (4.57%) Google
15 71 (4.45%) SolarWinds
16 70 (4.39%) CheckPoint
17 66 (4.14%) EMC
18 54 (3.38%) NetApp
19 52 (3.26%) IBM
20 41 (2.57%) Fortinet