Period
to 27 May 2019

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 27 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK
6 months to
27 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 121 118 114
Rank change year-on-year -3 -4 -30
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 3,942 4,814 4,682
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.74% 2.79% 2.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.58% 6.89% 6.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2,937 3,245 3,440
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,163
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +5.44% +4.33%
10th Percentile £28,000 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -1.04%

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 59,867 69,844 68,592
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.59% 40.54% 40.20%
Number of salaries quoted 45,215 54,081 54,982
UK median annual salary £53,200 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.40% +3.09% -3.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 27 May 2019.

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 27 May 2019. 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 0 3,671 £53,000 -3.64% 262
UK excluding London 0 2,506 £47,500 -5.00% 191
London -7 1,308 £62,500 - 78
South East +1 724 £55,000 +10.00% 48
North of England +79 649 £40,000 -11.11% 49
Midlands -10 578 £52,500 +0.48% 49
West Midlands -11 472 £52,500 -8.70% 31
Yorkshire +85 325 £36,000 -15.29% 17
North West +39 247 £45,000 - 24
East of England -50 212 £45,000 -14.29% 23
South West -9 181 £48,500 +12.79% 15
East Midlands +5 106 £50,000 +19.05% 18
Scotland -35 88 £67,500 +35.00% 5
North East +42 77 £40,208 -15.35% 8
Wales +41 38 £40,000 - 2
Northern Ireland -5 33 £23,000 -34.29%
Channel Islands +14 11 £30,000 +1.69%
Isle of Man - 4 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 27 May 2019, 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 1,437 (36.45%) Cisco
2 1,290 (32.72%) VMware
3 1,182 (29.98%) Microsoft
4 1,144 (29.02%) Windows
5 1,096 (27.80%) Firewall
6 1,027 (26.05%) Microsoft Azure
7 984 (24.96%) VMware Infrastructure
8 956 (24.25%) Active Directory
9 907 (23.01%) Cisco Certification
10 878 (22.27%) ITIL
11 852 (21.61%) WAN
12 811 (20.57%) Amazon AWS
13 718 (18.21%) Linux
14 708 (17.96%) LAN
15 696 (17.66%) Finance
16 654 (16.59%) Agile Software Development
17 585 (14.84%) Windows Server
18 574 (14.56%) CCNP
19 564 (14.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 551 (13.98%) DevOps
21 542 (13.75%) Wireless
22 526 (13.34%) Presales
23 505 (12.81%) Project Management
24 504 (12.79%) Citrix
25 493 (12.51%) Office 365
26 476 (12.08%) CCNA
27 456 (11.57%) Hyper-V
28 431 (10.93%) DNS
29 415 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
30 409 (10.38%) VPN

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
1 235 (5.96%) MS Exchange
2 153 (3.88%) SharePoint
3 149 (3.78%) IIS
4 108 (2.74%) Skype for Business
5 85 (2.16%) Apache
5 85 (2.16%) OpenStack
6 67 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2010
7 65 (1.65%) Tomcat
8 62 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
9 52 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
10 36 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 33 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
12 31 (0.79%) Confluence
13 26 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
14 20 (0.51%) SAS
15 16 (0.41%) nginx
16 11 (0.28%) WebLogic
17 10 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
18 9 (0.23%) Apache Spark
18 9 (0.23%) JBoss
Applications
1 174 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
2 88 (2.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 84 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 52 (1.32%) MS Visio
5 39 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.41%) SPSS
7 7 (0.18%) Stata
8 4 (0.10%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.051%) HipChat
10 1 (0.025%) Abaqus
10 1 (0.025%) Revit
10 1 (0.025%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 7 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.18%) Workfront
3 6 (0.15%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.10%) SAP GRC
4 4 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.051%) assyst
5 2 (0.051%) Magento
5 2 (0.051%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.025%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.025%) Odoo
6 1 (0.025%) Q-Pulse
6 1 (0.025%) Relativity
6 1 (0.025%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,027 (26.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 811 (20.57%) Amazon AWS
3 493 (12.51%) Office 365
4 314 (7.97%) IaaS
5 208 (5.28%) PaaS
5 208 (5.28%) SaaS
6 128 (3.25%) Cloud Computing
7 94 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
8 82 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
9 76 (1.93%) AWS CloudFormation
10 51 (1.29%) Amazon S3
11 47 (1.19%) Power Platform
12 33 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
13 26 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 24 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 24 (0.61%) OpenShift
15 21 (0.53%) BPaaS
16 18 (0.46%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 17 (0.43%) Serverless
18 13 (0.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1,096 (27.80%) Firewall
2 852 (21.61%) WAN
3 708 (17.96%) LAN
4 542 (13.75%) Wireless
5 431 (10.93%) DNS
6 409 (10.38%) VPN
7 366 (9.28%) SAN
8 354 (8.98%) Network Security
9 336 (8.52%) VoIP
10 304 (7.71%) MPLS
11 299 (7.58%) TCP/IP
12 294 (7.46%) BGP
13 286 (7.26%) Cisco ASA
14 285 (7.23%) OSPF
15 247 (6.27%) DHCP
16 238 (6.04%) Cisco Nexus
17 161 (4.08%) Internet
18 128 (3.25%) Broadband
19 125 (3.17%) IPsec
19 125 (3.17%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 261 (6.62%) SQL Server
2 77 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 64 (1.62%) MySQL
4 63 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 62 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
6 60 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 55 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
8 51 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
9 46 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 45 (1.14%) Power BI
11 43 (1.09%) Big Data
12 42 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
12 42 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
13 31 (0.79%) NoSQL
14 29 (0.74%) Relational Database
15 22 (0.56%) Oracle Database
16 21 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 19 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
18 17 (0.43%) MongoDB
19 16 (0.41%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 139 (3.53%) Jenkins
2 117 (2.97%) Git (software)
3 69 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
4 61 (1.55%) JIRA
5 44 (1.12%) Ant
6 42 (1.07%) Maven
7 37 (0.94%) Gradle
8 32 (0.81%) RSpec
9 30 (0.76%) git-flow
10 18 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
11 17 (0.43%) Visual Studio
12 16 (0.41%) Travis CI
13 15 (0.38%) Subversion
14 13 (0.33%) SonarQube
15 12 (0.30%) GitLab
16 11 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
17 10 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
17 10 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 9 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 7 (0.18%) Chocolatey
General
1 696 (17.66%) Finance
2 168 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 162 (4.11%) Retail
4 127 (3.22%) Banking
5 73 (1.85%) Legal
6 70 (1.78%) Marketing
7 66 (1.67%) Electronics
8 56 (1.42%) Manufacturing
9 55 (1.40%) Financial Institution
10 47 (1.19%) Back Office
11 46 (1.17%) Advertising
12 34 (0.86%) Billing
12 34 (0.86%) Law
13 28 (0.71%) Publishing
14 26 (0.66%) Games
15 18 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
16 17 (0.43%) German Language
17 15 (0.38%) Aerospace
18 13 (0.33%) French Language
18 13 (0.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 554 (14.05%) Architect
2 508 (12.89%) Network Engineer
3 457 (11.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 334 (8.47%) Analyst
5 273 (6.93%) Consultant
6 190 (4.82%) Solutions Architect
7 188 (4.77%) Project Manager
8 167 (4.24%) DevOps Engineer
9 161 (4.08%) Infrastructure Manager
10 156 (3.96%) Cloud Engineer
11 150 (3.81%) Technical Support
12 146 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
13 145 (3.68%) Support Analyst
14 141 (3.58%) Cisco Engineer
15 136 (3.45%) Network Architect
16 129 (3.27%) Administrator
16 129 (3.27%) Support Engineer
17 122 (3.09%) Senior Network Engineer
18 117 (2.97%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
19 113 (2.87%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (3.25%) Web Services
2 120 (3.04%) .NET
3 81 (2.05%) JSON
4 68 (1.73%) Middleware
5 54 (1.37%) Elastic Stack
6 50 (1.27%) LDAP
7 41 (1.04%) Node.js
8 37 (0.94%) HTML
9 34 (0.86%) 802.1X
10 32 (0.81%) HTML5
10 32 (0.81%) SAML
11 30 (0.76%) J2EE
11 30 (0.76%) YAML
12 29 (0.74%) OAuth
13 27 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
14 17 (0.43%) LAMP
15 16 (0.41%) ASP.NET
16 14 (0.36%) Kafka
16 14 (0.36%) RESTful
16 14 (0.36%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 385 (9.77%) Public Cloud
2 285 (7.23%) Self-Motivation
3 240 (6.09%) Management Information System
4 195 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
5 191 (4.85%) Hybrid Cloud
6 119 (3.02%) Virtual Team
7 110 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
8 102 (2.59%) Private Cloud
9 92 (2.33%) Replication
10 80 (2.03%) Clustering
11 50 (1.27%) CMDB
12 48 (1.22%) Blackberry
13 47 (1.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 43 (1.09%) PKI
15 41 (1.04%) Fintech
16 37 (0.94%) Driving Licence
17 36 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
18 35 (0.89%) Hedge funds
19 31 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
20 30 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1,144 (29.02%) Windows
2 718 (18.21%) Linux
3 585 (14.84%) Windows Server
4 251 (6.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 181 (4.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 156 (3.96%) Unix
7 146 (3.70%) Windows 10
8 142 (3.60%) Windows 7
9 84 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 69 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 61 (1.55%) CentOS
12 35 (0.89%) Windows 8
13 32 (0.81%) AIX
14 31 (0.79%) Ubuntu
15 24 (0.61%) Solaris
16 23 (0.58%) Apple iOS
17 18 (0.46%) Debian
18 17 (0.43%) Data ONTAP
19 15 (0.38%) Mac OS
20 11 (0.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 878 (22.27%) ITIL
2 654 (16.59%) Agile Software Development
3 564 (14.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 551 (13.98%) DevOps
5 526 (13.34%) Presales
6 505 (12.81%) Project Management
7 415 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
8 403 (10.22%) Migration
9 369 (9.36%) Service Delivery
10 310 (7.86%) Load Balancing
11 290 (7.36%) Disaster Recovery
12 267 (6.77%) Configuration Management
13 266 (6.75%) Service Management
14 245 (6.22%) Cybersecurity
15 243 (6.16%) Change Management
16 230 (5.83%) PRINCE2
17 229 (5.81%) Mentoring
18 220 (5.58%) Data Protection
19 206 (5.23%) High Availability
20 196 (4.97%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 398 (10.10%) PowerShell
2 369 (9.36%) Python
3 368 (9.34%) SQL
4 192 (4.87%) Ruby
5 158 (4.01%) Java
6 154 (3.91%) Bash Shell
7 107 (2.71%) Perl
8 74 (1.88%) C#
9 60 (1.52%) C
10 53 (1.34%) JavaScript
11 51 (1.29%) T-SQL
12 49 (1.24%) C++
13 32 (0.81%) Shell Script
14 28 (0.71%) PHP
15 25 (0.63%) VBScript
16 19 (0.48%) Go
17 18 (0.46%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 18 (0.46%) R
18 15 (0.38%) Korn
19 9 (0.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 907 (23.01%) Cisco Certification
2 574 (14.56%) CCNP
3 476 (12.08%) CCNA
4 383 (9.72%) Degree
5 364 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 275 (6.98%) MCSE
7 234 (5.94%) Security Cleared
8 204 (5.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 194 (4.92%) CCIE
10 178 (4.52%) SC Cleared
11 157 (3.98%) MCITP
12 155 (3.93%) MCSA
13 131 (3.32%) ITIL Certification
14 89 (2.26%) CCDP
15 78 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
16 72 (1.83%) CISSP
17 60 (1.52%) MCP
18 35 (0.89%) DV Cleared
19 34 (0.86%) CISM
19 34 (0.86%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 258 (6.54%) SLA
2 217 (5.50%) GDPR
3 195 (4.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 117 (2.97%) PMO
5 102 (2.59%) ISO 9001
6 55 (1.40%) PCI DSS
7 53 (1.34%) Cyber Essentials
8 52 (1.32%) QA
9 37 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 35 (0.89%) ISO 22301
11 23 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 15 (0.38%) HIPAA
13 13 (0.33%) GPG13
14 12 (0.30%) COBIT
15 10 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 7 (0.18%) ISAE 3402
16 7 (0.18%) ISO 31000
17 5 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 4 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 4 (0.10%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 984 (24.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 956 (24.25%) Active Directory
3 456 (11.57%) Hyper-V
4 325 (8.24%) Docker
5 130 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
6 119 (3.02%) vSphere
7 108 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
8 101 (2.56%) XenApp
9 87 (2.21%) Virtual Servers
10 61 (1.55%) VMware NSX
11 53 (1.34%) XenDesktop
12 41 (1.04%) Firmware
13 34 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
14 27 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
15 25 (0.63%) NFS
16 23 (0.58%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 20 (0.51%) Xen
18 19 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
19 18 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 15 (0.38%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 311 (7.89%) SCCM
2 301 (7.64%) Ansible
3 273 (6.93%) Puppet
4 217 (5.50%) Kubernetes
5 188 (4.77%) Opscode Chef
6 130 (3.30%) Terraform
7 122 (3.09%) SCOM
8 98 (2.49%) Nagios
9 82 (2.08%) Cisco Prime
10 79 (2.00%) SCVMM
10 79 (2.00%) WSUS
11 77 (1.95%) Salt
11 77 (1.95%) vCenter Server
12 76 (1.93%) Cisco CUCM
13 47 (1.19%) Prometheus
14 40 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
15 38 (0.96%) Packer
16 35 (0.89%) Consul
17 34 (0.86%) Icinga
18 31 (0.79%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 1,437 (36.45%) Cisco
2 1,290 (32.72%) VMware
3 1,182 (29.98%) Microsoft
4 504 (12.79%) Citrix
5 342 (8.68%) HP
6 298 (7.56%) F5
7 262 (6.65%) CheckPoint
8 261 (6.62%) Juniper
9 246 (6.24%) Meraki
10 242 (6.14%) NetApp
11 214 (5.43%) Dell
12 213 (5.40%) Palo Alto
13 168 (4.26%) SolarWinds
14 164 (4.16%) Aruba
15 163 (4.13%) EMC
16 130 (3.30%) Fortinet
17 128 (3.25%) IBM
18 106 (2.69%) Polycom
19 105 (2.66%) Oracle
20 93 (2.36%) Veeam