Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 120 121 137
Rank change year-on-year +1 +16 -50
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 3,792 4,519 4,540
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.73% 2.71% 2.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.01% 6.89% 6.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2,853 3,048 3,413
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,163
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.44% +4.33%
10th Percentile £28,946 £31,250 £30,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,375 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.27% +9.72% -5.26%

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 54,069 65,573 71,291
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.87% 39.38% 40.35%
Number of salaries quoted 40,519 50,202 53,067
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +2 3,547 £55,000 - 575
UK excluding London +2 2,401 £50,000 +1.27% 437
London +6 1,250 £65,000 +4.00% 172
South East +20 810 £57,000 +14.00% 129
North of England +47 542 £40,000 -11.11% 116
Midlands -23 523 £52,500 -4.55% 74
West Midlands -23 387 £55,000 -4.35% 51
Yorkshire +14 295 £35,000 -18.13% 30
East of England -5 224 £47,500 -5.00% 39
North West +34 202 £42,500 -10.53% 76
South West -50 174 £45,000 -0.55% 45
East Midlands +24 136 £50,000 +14.29% 23
Scotland -33 71 £60,000 +20.00% 26
North East +35 45 £40,915 -30.06% 10
Northern Ireland +4 25 £25,000 +19.05% 2
Wales +2 24 £39,000 -8.24% 6
Channel Islands +9 6 £30,000 +1.69%
Isle of Man - 5 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1,341 (35.36%) Cisco
2 1,186 (31.28%) VMware
3 1,147 (30.25%) Windows
4 1,146 (30.22%) Microsoft
5 1,096 (28.90%) Azure
6 1,060 (27.95%) Cisco Certification
7 988 (26.05%) Firewall
8 904 (23.84%) VMware Infrastructure
9 874 (23.05%) Active Directory
10 862 (22.73%) AWS
11 799 (21.07%) WAN
12 751 (19.80%) Linux
13 746 (19.67%) ITIL
14 724 (19.09%) LAN
15 671 (17.70%) Finance
16 635 (16.75%) CCNP
17 592 (15.61%) Agile Software Development
18 585 (15.43%) Windows Server
19 560 (14.77%) CCNA
20 557 (14.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 528 (13.92%) Presales
22 511 (13.48%) Citrix
23 506 (13.34%) Office 365
24 484 (12.76%) Wireless
25 478 (12.61%) Project Management
26 474 (12.50%) Migration
27 457 (12.05%) DevOps
28 412 (10.86%) VPN
29 401 (10.57%) Network Security
30 393 (10.36%) Degree

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
1 221 (5.83%) MS Exchange
2 194 (5.12%) SharePoint
3 134 (3.53%) IIS
4 132 (3.48%) Skype for Business
5 80 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 60 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 60 (1.58%) OpenStack
7 33 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 31 (0.82%) Apache
9 24 (0.63%) Confluence
10 22 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 22 (0.58%) Tomcat
11 20 (0.53%) SAS
12 19 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
13 17 (0.45%) Apache Spark
14 16 (0.42%) nginx
15 12 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
15 12 (0.32%) WebSphere
16 10 (0.26%) JBoss
16 10 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 142 (3.74%) Microsoft Office
2 63 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 62 (1.64%) MS Visio
4 34 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 29 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.42%) SPSS
7 7 (0.18%) Stata
8 4 (0.11%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.079%) Abaqus
10 2 (0.053%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.026%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 11 (0.29%) Workfront
2 10 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.11%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 4 (0.11%) Cisco SocialMiner
4 2 (0.053%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.053%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.026%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.026%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.026%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.026%) Magento
5 1 (0.026%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.026%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.026%) Relativity
5 1 (0.026%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.026%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,096 (28.90%) Azure
2 862 (22.73%) AWS
3 506 (13.34%) Office 365
4 275 (7.25%) IaaS
5 197 (5.20%) PaaS
6 138 (3.64%) SaaS
7 126 (3.32%) Cloud Computing
8 112 (2.95%) Azure Active Directory
9 99 (2.61%) GCP
10 85 (2.24%) AWS CloudFormation
11 78 (2.06%) Power Platform
12 42 (1.11%) Amazon S3
13 41 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
14 39 (1.03%) Amazon ECS
15 37 (0.98%) OpenShift
16 34 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 32 (0.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 32 (0.84%) GitHub
18 23 (0.61%) Serverless
19 15 (0.40%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 988 (26.05%) Firewall
2 799 (21.07%) WAN
3 724 (19.09%) LAN
4 484 (12.76%) Wireless
5 412 (10.86%) VPN
6 401 (10.57%) Network Security
7 372 (9.81%) SAN
8 367 (9.68%) DNS
9 303 (7.99%) TCP/IP
10 298 (7.86%) Cisco Nexus
11 291 (7.67%) MPLS
12 286 (7.54%) BGP
13 283 (7.46%) OSPF
14 267 (7.04%) VoIP
15 258 (6.80%) Cisco ASA
16 237 (6.25%) DHCP
17 187 (4.93%) Internet
18 151 (3.98%) VLAN
19 134 (3.53%) Wi-Fi
20 118 (3.11%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 309 (8.15%) SQL Server
2 95 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
3 85 (2.24%) Big Data
4 78 (2.06%) Power BI
5 73 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 73 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 66 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 54 (1.42%) MySQL
8 49 (1.29%) Azure SQL Database
9 48 (1.27%) DB2
10 43 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
11 33 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
12 30 (0.79%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 29 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
14 28 (0.74%) NoSQL
14 28 (0.74%) Relational Database
15 27 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
15 27 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
16 26 (0.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 22 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 102 (2.69%) Jenkins
2 92 (2.43%) Git (software)
3 46 (1.21%) JIRA
4 29 (0.76%) MSI
5 20 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 19 (0.50%) GitLab
7 17 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
8 16 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (0.42%) Visual Studio
9 15 (0.40%) SonarQube
10 13 (0.34%) Maven
10 13 (0.34%) Subversion
10 13 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
11 11 (0.29%) RSpec
12 10 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
12 10 (0.26%) TeamCity
12 10 (0.26%) Travis CI
13 9 (0.24%) JUnit
14 7 (0.18%) git-flow
15 6 (0.16%) Mockito
General
1 671 (17.70%) Finance
2 256 (6.75%) Public Sector
2 256 (6.75%) Telecoms
3 247 (6.51%) Banking
4 135 (3.56%) Retail
5 90 (2.37%) Marketing
6 80 (2.11%) Manufacturing
7 42 (1.11%) Back Office
7 42 (1.11%) German Language
8 35 (0.92%) Legal
9 33 (0.87%) Italian Language
10 32 (0.84%) Billing
11 31 (0.82%) Games
12 29 (0.76%) Electronics
13 25 (0.66%) Financial Institution
14 21 (0.55%) Fire and Rescue
15 18 (0.47%) Law
16 16 (0.42%) Advertising
16 16 (0.42%) Local Government
16 16 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 599 (15.80%) Architect
2 511 (13.48%) Network Engineer
3 442 (11.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 336 (8.86%) Consultant
5 306 (8.07%) Analyst
6 180 (4.75%) Senior Network Engineer
7 177 (4.67%) Solutions Architect
8 155 (4.09%) Infrastructure Manager
9 153 (4.03%) Systems Engineer
10 144 (3.80%) Project Manager
11 143 (3.77%) Cloud Engineer
12 140 (3.69%) Technical Architect
13 129 (3.40%) Support Analyst
14 128 (3.38%) DevOps Engineer
14 128 (3.38%) Technical Support
15 122 (3.22%) Cisco Engineer
16 120 (3.16%) Network Consultant
17 113 (2.98%) Support Engineer
18 103 (2.72%) IT Manager
18 103 (2.72%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (3.80%) Web Services
2 90 (2.37%) .NET
3 56 (1.48%) JSON
4 45 (1.19%) LDAP
5 38 (1.00%) Middleware
6 35 (0.92%) HTML
6 35 (0.92%) Node.js
7 33 (0.87%) HTML5
8 30 (0.79%) Kafka
8 30 (0.79%) SAML
9 28 (0.74%) Elastic Stack
10 27 (0.71%) OAuth
11 26 (0.69%) J2EE
12 22 (0.58%) CSS
12 22 (0.58%) LAMP
12 22 (0.58%) YAML
13 20 (0.53%) 802.1X
14 19 (0.50%) AngularJS
15 18 (0.47%) REST
16 16 (0.42%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 329 (8.68%) Public Cloud
2 252 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
3 236 (6.22%) Management Information System
4 205 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
5 138 (3.64%) Hybrid Cloud
6 111 (2.93%) Replication
7 91 (2.40%) Private Cloud
8 83 (2.19%) Clustering
9 78 (2.06%) Virtual Team
10 72 (1.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 63 (1.66%) Driving Licence
12 59 (1.56%) User Experience
13 46 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
14 42 (1.11%) PKI
15 36 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
16 35 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
16 35 (0.92%) Mobile App
17 29 (0.76%) CCTV
17 29 (0.76%) Cloud Native
18 27 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1,147 (30.25%) Windows
2 751 (19.80%) Linux
3 585 (15.43%) Windows Server
4 189 (4.98%) Unix
5 176 (4.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 167 (4.40%) Windows 10
7 140 (3.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 112 (2.95%) Windows 7
9 84 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 71 (1.87%) CentOS
11 46 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
12 30 (0.79%) AIX
12 30 (0.79%) Solaris
13 29 (0.76%) Mac OS
14 27 (0.71%) Apple iOS
15 23 (0.61%) Windows 8
16 18 (0.47%) Android
17 17 (0.45%) Debian
17 17 (0.45%) SUSE
18 16 (0.42%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 746 (19.67%) ITIL
2 592 (15.61%) Agile Software Development
3 557 (14.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 528 (13.92%) Presales
5 478 (12.61%) Project Management
6 474 (12.50%) Migration
7 457 (12.05%) DevOps
8 378 (9.97%) Problem-Solving
9 352 (9.28%) Service Delivery
10 306 (8.07%) Disaster Recovery
11 272 (7.17%) Mentoring
12 248 (6.54%) Configuration Management
12 248 (6.54%) Load Balancing
13 243 (6.41%) Project Delivery
14 216 (5.70%) IT Strategy
15 206 (5.43%) Service Management
16 201 (5.30%) PRINCE2
17 199 (5.25%) Information Security
18 196 (5.17%) TOGAF
19 195 (5.14%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 357 (9.41%) SQL
2 327 (8.62%) PowerShell
3 286 (7.54%) Python
4 110 (2.90%) Ruby
5 93 (2.45%) Bash Shell
5 93 (2.45%) Java
6 70 (1.85%) C
7 66 (1.74%) C#
8 59 (1.56%) JavaScript
9 52 (1.37%) Perl
10 45 (1.19%) T-SQL
11 38 (1.00%) Go
12 36 (0.95%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 33 (0.87%) C++
14 30 (0.79%) PHP
15 29 (0.76%) Shell Script
16 21 (0.55%) R
17 14 (0.37%) Korn
18 11 (0.29%) Kotlin
19 10 (0.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1,060 (27.95%) Cisco Certification
2 635 (16.75%) CCNP
3 560 (14.77%) CCNA
4 393 (10.36%) Degree
5 358 (9.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 271 (7.15%) MCSE
7 233 (6.14%) CCIE
8 207 (5.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 172 (4.54%) Security Cleared
10 140 (3.69%) MCITP
11 102 (2.69%) SC Cleared
12 101 (2.66%) MCSA
13 78 (2.06%) CCDP
14 72 (1.90%) CISSP
15 69 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
16 58 (1.53%) AWS Certification
16 58 (1.53%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 58 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
17 55 (1.45%) CCSE
18 53 (1.40%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 247 (6.51%) SLA
2 170 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 127 (3.35%) ISO 9001
4 66 (1.74%) PMO
5 52 (1.37%) PCI DSS
6 46 (1.21%) ISO 22301
7 41 (1.08%) QA
8 40 (1.05%) GDPR
9 25 (0.66%) COBIT
10 24 (0.63%) NIST
11 18 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 11 (0.29%) Data Quality
13 9 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
14 8 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 6 (0.16%) HIPAA
15 6 (0.16%) ISAE 3402
15 6 (0.16%) ISO 31000
15 6 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 5 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 4 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 904 (23.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 874 (23.05%) Active Directory
3 382 (10.07%) Hyper-V
4 264 (6.96%) Docker
5 121 (3.19%) XenApp
6 116 (3.06%) vSphere
7 112 (2.95%) Virtual Machines
8 107 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
9 69 (1.82%) VMware NSX
10 64 (1.69%) XenDesktop
11 58 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
12 53 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
13 29 (0.76%) Firmware
14 25 (0.66%) NFS
15 22 (0.58%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 20 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 18 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
18 14 (0.37%) KVM
18 14 (0.37%) Xen
19 13 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 315 (8.31%) SCCM
2 218 (5.75%) Ansible
3 201 (5.30%) Kubernetes
4 177 (4.67%) Puppet
5 146 (3.85%) Terraform
6 122 (3.22%) Opscode Chef
7 104 (2.74%) SCOM
8 100 (2.64%) Cisco CUCM
9 79 (2.08%) Nagios
10 70 (1.85%) WSUS
11 68 (1.79%) Cisco Prime
12 45 (1.19%) Cisco UCCX
12 45 (1.19%) SCVMM
13 43 (1.13%) Salt
14 38 (1.00%) NetBackup
15 37 (0.98%) vCenter Server
16 35 (0.92%) Stealthwatch
17 31 (0.82%) Backup Exec
18 30 (0.79%) IBM BigFix
18 30 (0.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 1,341 (35.36%) Cisco
2 1,186 (31.28%) VMware
3 1,146 (30.22%) Microsoft
4 511 (13.48%) Citrix
5 261 (6.88%) Juniper
6 256 (6.75%) Meraki
7 254 (6.70%) HP
8 226 (5.96%) F5
9 219 (5.78%) CheckPoint
10 215 (5.67%) Dell
11 199 (5.25%) NetApp
12 198 (5.22%) Palo Alto
13 162 (4.27%) EMC
14 150 (3.96%) Aruba
15 144 (3.80%) SolarWinds
16 126 (3.32%) Veeam
17 125 (3.30%) IBM
18 123 (3.24%) Fortinet
19 116 (3.06%) Red Hat
20 100 (2.64%) Polycom