Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 84 84
Rank change year-on-year -45 0 +4
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 4663 6100 7042
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.59% 3.28% 3.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.05% 8.02% 7.82%
Number of salaries quoted 3507 4199 5559
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £29,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.06% -1.05% -

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 77038 76042 90073
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.77% 40.90% 42.08%
Number of salaries quoted 58457 62456 72498
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017. 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 -47 4372 £53,500 +7.00% 266
UK excluding London -43 2725 £47,500 +1.06% 163
London -32 1821 £60,000 +4.35% 119
South East -45 882 £50,750 -3.33% 47
Midlands -33 568 £45,000 +5.88% 26
North of England -34 515 £45,000 +5.88% 43
West Midlands -27 438 £45,000 +5.26% 18
East of England +15 434 £60,000 +20.00% 24
North West -35 297 £45,000 +5.88% 24
Yorkshire -24 208 £45,000 +2.27% 17
South West -61 201 £41,500 +2.79% 7
East Midlands -43 131 £47,500 +18.75% 7
Scotland -54 113 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Wales +24 46 £37,500 -9.09%
Northern Ireland -8 22 £40,000 -11.11%
North East -25 11 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Channel Islands -1 5 £32,500 -24.86%

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, IT jobs citing Data Centre also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 1474 (31.61%) Cisco
2 1443 (30.95%) VMware
3 1376 (29.51%) Windows
4 1186 (25.43%) Microsoft
5 1161 (24.90%) ITIL
6 1124 (24.10%) Linux
7 1052 (22.56%) Firewall
8 991 (21.25%) WAN
9 983 (21.08%) Finance
10 887 (19.02%) VMware Infrastructure
11 879 (18.85%) LAN
12 867 (18.59%) Cisco Certification
13 860 (18.44%) Active Directory
14 804 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
15 737 (15.81%) Amazon AWS
16 702 (15.05%) Windows Server
17 594 (12.74%) DevOps
18 580 (12.44%) CCNP
19 567 (12.16%) VPN
20 559 (11.99%) DNS
21 533 (11.43%) Citrix
22 528 (11.32%) Project Management
23 504 (10.81%) SAN
24 497 (10.66%) Degree
25 461 (9.89%) Agile Software Development
26 458 (9.82%) Service Delivery
27 449 (9.63%) Migration
27 449 (9.63%) MPLS
28 442 (9.48%) PowerShell
29 431 (9.24%) BGP

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
1 306 (6.56%) MS Exchange
2 204 (4.37%) IIS
3 183 (3.92%) OpenStack
4 145 (3.11%) Apache
5 129 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 114 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
7 100 (2.14%) SharePoint
8 92 (1.97%) Skype for Business
9 81 (1.74%) Tomcat
10 56 (1.20%) Confluence
11 51 (1.09%) Cloud Foundry
12 46 (0.99%) CMS
12 46 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
13 39 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
14 36 (0.77%) nginx
15 31 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 30 (0.64%) Apache Spark
17 25 (0.54%) JBoss
18 23 (0.49%) WebLogic
19 16 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 235 (5.04%) Microsoft Office
2 66 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 61 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
4 54 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 37 (0.79%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.043%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.043%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.021%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 14 (0.30%) assyst
2 11 (0.24%) Markit EDM
3 10 (0.21%) Magento
4 9 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (0.15%) SAP BPC
7 6 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 5 (0.11%) ION MarketView
9 3 (0.064%) Infor M3
9 3 (0.064%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.064%) Summit
10 2 (0.043%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.043%) Oracle BPM
10 2 (0.043%) Relativity
10 2 (0.043%) SAP GRC
10 2 (0.043%) Workfront
11 1 (0.021%) Oracle EBS R12
11 1 (0.021%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 804 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 737 (15.81%) Amazon AWS
3 371 (7.96%) Office 365
4 272 (5.83%) IaaS
5 236 (5.06%) PaaS
6 229 (4.91%) SaaS
7 125 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
8 49 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
9 47 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
10 43 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 36 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
12 26 (0.56%) GitHub
13 17 (0.36%) Akamai
13 17 (0.36%) Mimecast
14 15 (0.32%) Yammer
15 14 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
16 12 (0.26%) Amazon S3
17 11 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 11 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
18 10 (0.21%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1052 (22.56%) Firewall
2 991 (21.25%) WAN
3 879 (18.85%) LAN
4 567 (12.16%) VPN
5 559 (11.99%) DNS
6 504 (10.81%) SAN
7 449 (9.63%) MPLS
8 431 (9.24%) BGP
9 411 (8.81%) TCP/IP
10 401 (8.60%) OSPF
11 395 (8.47%) Network Security
12 389 (8.34%) Wireless
13 372 (7.98%) DHCP
14 348 (7.46%) Cisco Nexus
15 338 (7.25%) Cisco ASA
16 289 (6.20%) VoIP
17 284 (6.09%) IPsec
18 234 (5.02%) EIGRP
18 234 (5.02%) VLAN
19 232 (4.98%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 341 (7.31%) SQL Server
2 186 (3.99%) MySQL
3 123 (2.64%) Big Data
4 99 (2.12%) NoSQL
5 85 (1.82%) MongoDB
6 76 (1.63%) Relational Database
7 67 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
8 62 (1.33%) Hadoop
9 61 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
10 45 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
11 43 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
12 39 (0.84%) RDBMS
12 39 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
13 37 (0.79%) Oracle Database
14 36 (0.77%) Redis
15 31 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
15 31 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 26 (0.56%) SAP HANA
17 25 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 23 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 145 (3.11%) Jenkins
2 111 (2.38%) Git (software)
3 77 (1.65%) JIRA
4 60 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
5 54 (1.16%) TeamCity
6 53 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 50 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
8 37 (0.79%) Hudson
8 37 (0.79%) MSBuild
9 35 (0.75%) Subversion
10 21 (0.45%) Visual Studio
11 16 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
11 16 (0.34%) Vagrant
12 14 (0.30%) JIRA Agile
12 14 (0.30%) ScriptRunner
12 14 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 11 (0.24%) Ant
14 9 (0.19%) GitLab
14 9 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
15 7 (0.15%) Maven
General
1 983 (21.08%) Finance
2 276 (5.92%) Banking
3 255 (5.47%) Telecoms
4 193 (4.14%) Retail
5 111 (2.38%) Manufacturing
6 93 (1.99%) Marketing
7 74 (1.59%) Legal
8 67 (1.44%) Billing
9 62 (1.33%) Investment Banking
10 59 (1.27%) Law
11 56 (1.20%) Advertising
12 55 (1.18%) Games
13 47 (1.01%) Financial Institution
14 37 (0.79%) Publishing
15 36 (0.77%) Back Office
16 23 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
17 19 (0.41%) Retail Banking
18 16 (0.34%) French Language
19 14 (0.30%) Automotive
20 13 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 583 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 490 (10.51%) Architect
3 342 (7.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 339 (7.27%) Analyst
5 251 (5.38%) Consultant
6 241 (5.17%) Project Manager
7 236 (5.06%) Support Engineer
8 219 (4.70%) Senior Network Engineer
9 211 (4.52%) Infrastructure Manager
10 177 (3.80%) Administrator
11 176 (3.77%) Cisco Engineer
11 176 (3.77%) DevOps Engineer
12 167 (3.58%) Data Centre Engineer
13 155 (3.32%) Systems Engineer
14 147 (3.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 147 (3.15%) Linux Engineer
15 137 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
16 127 (2.72%) Team Leader
17 124 (2.66%) IT Manager
17 124 (2.66%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (2.92%) .NET
2 126 (2.70%) HTML
3 114 (2.44%) Web Services
4 89 (1.91%) Middleware
5 76 (1.63%) XML
6 67 (1.44%) CSS
7 65 (1.39%) LAMP
7 65 (1.39%) REST
8 59 (1.27%) JSON
9 49 (1.05%) HTML5
10 46 (0.99%) SOAP
11 44 (0.94%) XMPP
12 40 (0.86%) 802.1X
13 37 (0.79%) ASP.NET
14 35 (0.75%) RabbitMQ
15 32 (0.69%) LEMP Stack
16 28 (0.60%) AngularJS
17 26 (0.56%) CSS3
18 21 (0.45%) Kafka
19 20 (0.43%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 273 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
2 242 (5.19%) Public Cloud
3 233 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 222 (4.76%) Computer Science
5 190 (4.07%) Clustering
6 124 (2.66%) Private Cloud
7 122 (2.62%) Hybrid Cloud
8 85 (1.82%) Virtual Team
9 80 (1.72%) Driving Licence
10 78 (1.67%) Replication
11 66 (1.42%) Mobile App
12 61 (1.31%) Enterprise Storage
13 56 (1.20%) Fintech
14 51 (1.09%) PKI
14 51 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
15 48 (1.03%) Hedge funds
16 44 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
17 41 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
18 38 (0.81%) Blackberry
18 38 (0.81%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1376 (29.51%) Windows
2 1124 (24.10%) Linux
3 702 (15.05%) Windows Server
4 417 (8.94%) Unix
5 355 (7.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 283 (6.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 195 (4.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 131 (2.81%) CentOS
9 117 (2.51%) Ubuntu
10 98 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
11 94 (2.02%) Windows 10
12 89 (1.91%) Windows 7
13 57 (1.22%) Solaris
14 43 (0.92%) Debian
15 38 (0.81%) AIX
16 25 (0.54%) Data ONTAP
17 23 (0.49%) Windows XP
18 22 (0.47%) Mac OS
19 20 (0.43%) Fedora
20 17 (0.36%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1161 (24.90%) ITIL
2 594 (12.74%) DevOps
3 528 (11.32%) Project Management
4 461 (9.89%) Agile Software Development
5 458 (9.82%) Service Delivery
6 449 (9.63%) Migration
7 390 (8.36%) Change Management
8 388 (8.32%) Presales
9 342 (7.33%) Service Management
10 324 (6.95%) Configuration Management
11 296 (6.35%) PRINCE2
12 290 (6.22%) Disaster Recovery
13 276 (5.92%) Load Balancing
14 259 (5.55%) Line Management
15 240 (5.15%) Information Security
16 237 (5.08%) Continuous Improvement
17 236 (5.06%) High Availability
17 236 (5.06%) Mentoring
18 208 (4.46%) Network Design
19 204 (4.37%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 442 (9.48%) PowerShell
2 392 (8.41%) SQL
3 364 (7.81%) Python
4 269 (5.77%) Bash Shell
5 188 (4.03%) Java
6 182 (3.90%) Perl
7 129 (2.77%) Ruby
8 101 (2.17%) JavaScript
9 88 (1.89%) PHP
10 71 (1.52%) C
11 62 (1.33%) C#
12 53 (1.14%) Shell Script
13 42 (0.90%) VBScript
14 36 (0.77%) Go
15 35 (0.75%) C++
16 27 (0.58%) Korn
17 24 (0.51%) PL/SQL
18 21 (0.45%) Erlang
19 19 (0.41%) T-SQL
20 16 (0.34%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 867 (18.59%) Cisco Certification
2 580 (12.44%) CCNP
3 497 (10.66%) Degree
4 423 (9.07%) CCNA
5 382 (8.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 239 (5.13%) MCSE
7 231 (4.95%) CCIE
8 196 (4.20%) Security Cleared
9 150 (3.22%) SC Cleared
10 143 (3.07%) MCSA
11 118 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 114 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
13 99 (2.12%) CISSP
14 89 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
15 74 (1.59%) CCDP
16 65 (1.39%) MCP
17 58 (1.24%) CCVP
18 55 (1.18%) APMP
19 52 (1.12%) MCITP
20 48 (1.03%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 294 (6.30%) SLA
2 117 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 82 (1.76%) PCI DSS
4 80 (1.72%) QA
5 63 (1.35%) PMO
6 30 (0.64%) GDPR
7 28 (0.60%) ISO 22301
8 25 (0.54%) ISO 9001
9 24 (0.51%) GCP
10 20 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 19 (0.41%) COBIT
12 15 (0.32%) Data Quality
13 13 (0.28%) ISO 14001
14 12 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
15 11 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 9 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 7 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
18 6 (0.13%) FISMA
18 6 (0.13%) GPG13
19 4 (0.086%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 887 (19.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 860 (18.44%) Active Directory
3 377 (8.08%) Hyper-V
4 196 (4.20%) Docker
5 192 (4.12%) VMware ESXi
6 159 (3.41%) vSphere
7 142 (3.05%) XenApp
8 92 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
9 78 (1.67%) XenDesktop
10 72 (1.54%) VMware NSX
11 61 (1.31%) Virtual Servers
12 48 (1.03%) KVM
13 34 (0.73%) vCloud
14 33 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
15 28 (0.60%) Terminal Services
16 24 (0.51%) Xen
17 22 (0.47%) LXC
18 19 (0.41%) NFS
19 16 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 15 (0.32%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 351 (7.53%) Puppet
2 278 (5.96%) Opscode Chef
3 275 (5.90%) SCCM
4 241 (5.17%) Ansible
5 156 (3.35%) SCOM
6 153 (3.28%) Nagios
7 124 (2.66%) Kubernetes
8 74 (1.59%) vCenter Server
9 69 (1.48%) WSUS
10 57 (1.22%) Cisco UCCE
11 56 (1.20%) Cacti
11 56 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 55 (1.18%) Cisco Prime
12 55 (1.18%) FortiGate
13 54 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
14 47 (1.01%) vRealize
15 42 (0.90%) NetBackup
15 42 (0.90%) Terraform
16 39 (0.84%) Cisco UCCX
17 38 (0.81%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1474 (31.61%) Cisco
2 1443 (30.95%) VMware
3 1186 (25.43%) Microsoft
4 533 (11.43%) Citrix
5 413 (8.86%) CheckPoint
6 394 (8.45%) F5
7 368 (7.89%) HP
8 357 (7.66%) Juniper
9 250 (5.36%) NetApp
10 249 (5.34%) Red Hat
11 246 (5.28%) Palo Alto
12 200 (4.29%) Oracle
13 185 (3.97%) EMC
14 170 (3.65%) SolarWinds
15 145 (3.11%) Dell
16 142 (3.05%) IBM
17 132 (2.83%) Fortinet
18 95 (2.04%) Meraki
19 94 (2.02%) Brocade
20 90 (1.93%) Riverbed