Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 86 84
Rank change year-on-year -43 -2 +15
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 4531 6111 7179
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.60% 3.20% 3.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.01% 7.80% 7.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3404 4288 5647
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £30,875 £29,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

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 75372 78335 91307
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.26% 41.03% 41.62%
Number of salaries quoted 56578 64226 73065
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -46 4232 £52,500 +5.00% 192
UK excluding London -44 2648 £47,500 - 138
London -25 1770 £58,500 +1.74% 62
South East -43 825 £52,500 - 41
Midlands -22 611 £45,000 - 20
North of England -20 523 £45,000 - 32
West Midlands -25 453 £46,500 +3.33% 13
East of England +6 367 £55,000 +10.00% 15
North West -22 284 £45,000 - 23
Yorkshire +4 227 £44,000 -2.22% 9
South West -68 176 £41,500 +3.75% 22
East Midlands -17 155 £42,000 -1.18% 7
Scotland -42 133 £44,000 -7.37% 4
Wales +29 42 £37,500 -16.67% 3
Northern Ireland -14 21 £40,000 -11.11% 1
North East -9 12 £46,298 +54.33%
Channel Islands -2 5 £32,500 -23.53%

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 1511 (33.35%) Cisco
2 1417 (31.27%) VMware
3 1390 (30.68%) Windows
4 1219 (26.90%) Linux
5 1188 (26.22%) ITIL
6 1165 (25.71%) Microsoft
7 1110 (24.50%) Firewall
8 963 (21.25%) Finance
9 922 (20.35%) VMware Infrastructure
10 913 (20.15%) WAN
11 912 (20.13%) Cisco Certification
12 861 (19.00%) Active Directory
13 814 (17.97%) LAN
14 716 (15.80%) Microsoft Azure
15 693 (15.29%) Windows Server
16 650 (14.35%) Amazon AWS
17 611 (13.48%) CCNP
18 589 (13.00%) VPN
19 540 (11.92%) SAN
19 540 (11.92%) DevOps
20 531 (11.72%) Citrix
21 530 (11.70%) DNS
22 470 (10.37%) Service Delivery
23 469 (10.35%) MPLS
24 463 (10.22%) Unix
25 462 (10.20%) CheckPoint
26 460 (10.15%) Degree
27 458 (10.11%) BGP
28 444 (9.80%) Project Management
29 439 (9.69%) PowerShell

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
1 313 (6.91%) MS Exchange
2 214 (4.72%) IIS
3 163 (3.60%) Apache
4 128 (2.82%) SharePoint
5 125 (2.76%) OpenStack
6 116 (2.56%) Skype for Business
7 114 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2010
8 93 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
9 86 (1.90%) Tomcat
10 49 (1.08%) Confluence
10 49 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
11 43 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
12 37 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
13 35 (0.77%) CMS
14 34 (0.75%) nginx
15 31 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 28 (0.62%) JBoss
17 27 (0.60%) WebLogic
18 18 (0.40%) Apache Spark
19 15 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 237 (5.23%) Microsoft Office
2 69 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
3 55 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
4 36 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 33 (0.73%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.11%) Campfire
7 2 (0.044%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.022%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.022%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (0.49%) assyst
2 11 (0.24%) Magento
2 11 (0.24%) Markit EDM
2 11 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.15%) SAP BPC
6 5 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 5 (0.11%) Sentinel
7 4 (0.088%) ION MarketView
7 4 (0.088%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.088%) Workfront
8 3 (0.066%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.066%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.044%) Infor M3
9 2 (0.044%) Relativity
9 2 (0.044%) Summit
10 1 (0.022%) Oracle CRM
10 1 (0.022%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 716 (15.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 650 (14.35%) Amazon AWS
3 340 (7.50%) Office 365
4 252 (5.56%) IaaS
5 208 (4.59%) PaaS
6 183 (4.04%) SaaS
7 104 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
8 47 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
8 47 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 42 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
10 40 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
11 38 (0.84%) GitHub
12 19 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
13 16 (0.35%) Amazon S3
13 16 (0.35%) Mimecast
14 15 (0.33%) Yammer
15 14 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
16 13 (0.29%) Slack
17 12 (0.26%) Akamai
18 10 (0.22%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1110 (24.50%) Firewall
2 913 (20.15%) WAN
3 814 (17.97%) LAN
4 589 (13.00%) VPN
5 540 (11.92%) SAN
6 530 (11.70%) DNS
7 469 (10.35%) MPLS
8 458 (10.11%) BGP
9 422 (9.31%) OSPF
10 402 (8.87%) TCP/IP
11 395 (8.72%) Wireless
12 368 (8.12%) Network Security
13 364 (8.03%) Cisco Nexus
14 357 (7.88%) DHCP
15 338 (7.46%) Cisco ASA
16 300 (6.62%) VoIP
17 260 (5.74%) IPsec
18 257 (5.67%) VLAN
19 242 (5.34%) EIGRP
20 202 (4.46%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 354 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 199 (4.39%) MySQL
3 92 (2.03%) NoSQL
4 86 (1.90%) Relational Database
5 85 (1.88%) Big Data
6 76 (1.68%) Apache Cassandra
7 69 (1.52%) MongoDB
8 56 (1.24%) Hadoop
9 49 (1.08%) Oracle Database
10 42 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
11 40 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
12 39 (0.86%) RDBMS
13 37 (0.82%) Redis
14 35 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
15 26 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
16 25 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
16 25 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 24 (0.53%) SAP HANA
18 21 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 19 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 114 (2.52%) Jenkins
2 111 (2.45%) Git (software)
3 62 (1.37%) JIRA
4 48 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 47 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
6 42 (0.93%) Subversion
6 42 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 38 (0.84%) TeamCity
8 32 (0.71%) Hudson
9 27 (0.60%) Visual Studio
10 23 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
11 22 (0.49%) MSBuild
11 22 (0.49%) Vagrant
12 15 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 14 (0.31%) JIRA Agile
13 14 (0.31%) ScriptRunner
14 13 (0.29%) GitLab
15 10 (0.22%) Ant
16 8 (0.18%) Phabricator
16 8 (0.18%) Redmine
General
1 963 (21.25%) Finance
2 323 (7.13%) Telecoms
3 282 (6.22%) Banking
4 168 (3.71%) Retail
5 83 (1.83%) Manufacturing
6 76 (1.68%) Marketing
7 69 (1.52%) Legal
8 66 (1.46%) Investment Banking
9 61 (1.35%) Billing
9 61 (1.35%) Law
10 52 (1.15%) Games
11 47 (1.04%) Advertising
12 43 (0.95%) Financial Institution
13 38 (0.84%) Publishing
14 36 (0.79%) Back Office
15 27 (0.60%) Retail Banking
16 16 (0.35%) Electronics
16 16 (0.35%) French Language
17 14 (0.31%) Automotive
18 13 (0.29%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 647 (14.28%) Network Engineer
2 487 (10.75%) Architect
3 332 (7.33%) Analyst
4 317 (7.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 262 (5.78%) Support Engineer
6 242 (5.34%) Consultant
7 210 (4.63%) Senior Network Engineer
8 201 (4.44%) Project Manager
9 191 (4.22%) Cisco Engineer
10 185 (4.08%) Administrator
11 171 (3.77%) Infrastructure Manager
12 157 (3.47%) Data Centre Engineer
13 148 (3.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 144 (3.18%) DevOps Engineer
15 143 (3.16%) Linux Engineer
16 131 (2.89%) Service Manager
17 125 (2.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 125 (2.76%) Systems Administrator
18 122 (2.69%) Solutions Architect
19 119 (2.63%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (2.60%) HTML
2 110 (2.43%) .NET
3 105 (2.32%) Web Services
4 79 (1.74%) Middleware
5 73 (1.61%) LAMP
6 72 (1.59%) REST
7 66 (1.46%) CSS
8 61 (1.35%) XML
9 51 (1.13%) HTML5
10 49 (1.08%) 802.1X
11 45 (0.99%) JSON
12 34 (0.75%) LEMP Stack
12 34 (0.75%) XMPP
13 33 (0.73%) ASP.NET
14 32 (0.71%) SOAP
15 31 (0.68%) AngularJS
16 25 (0.55%) Kafka
16 25 (0.55%) RabbitMQ
17 24 (0.53%) CSS3
18 23 (0.51%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 301 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
2 232 (5.12%) Management Information System
3 230 (5.08%) Computer Science
4 175 (3.86%) Clustering
5 174 (3.84%) Public Cloud
6 108 (2.38%) Replication
7 104 (2.30%) Private Cloud
8 94 (2.07%) Hybrid Cloud
9 88 (1.94%) Virtual Team
10 80 (1.77%) Enterprise Storage
11 75 (1.66%) Driving Licence
12 55 (1.21%) Fintech
12 55 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
13 54 (1.19%) Mobile App
14 49 (1.08%) PKI
15 48 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
16 46 (1.02%) CMDB
16 46 (1.02%) Hedge funds
16 46 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
17 43 (0.95%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1390 (30.68%) Windows
2 1219 (26.90%) Linux
3 693 (15.29%) Windows Server
4 463 (10.22%) Unix
5 331 (7.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 293 (6.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 233 (5.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 151 (3.33%) CentOS
9 115 (2.54%) Ubuntu
10 103 (2.27%) Windows 7
11 101 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
12 78 (1.72%) Windows 10
13 65 (1.43%) Solaris
14 49 (1.08%) Debian
15 44 (0.97%) AIX
16 22 (0.49%) Mac OS
17 21 (0.46%) Fedora
18 20 (0.44%) Windows XP
19 18 (0.40%) Android
19 18 (0.40%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1188 (26.22%) ITIL
2 540 (11.92%) DevOps
3 470 (10.37%) Service Delivery
4 444 (9.80%) Project Management
5 408 (9.00%) Agile Software Development
6 385 (8.50%) Migration
7 368 (8.12%) Presales
8 363 (8.01%) Service Management
9 362 (7.99%) Change Management
10 322 (7.11%) Disaster Recovery
11 298 (6.58%) Configuration Management
12 283 (6.25%) Load Balancing
13 256 (5.65%) Continuous Improvement
14 247 (5.45%) PRINCE2
15 241 (5.32%) High Availability
16 236 (5.21%) Mentoring
17 235 (5.19%) Network Design
18 201 (4.44%) Information Security
19 196 (4.33%) Line Management
20 193 (4.26%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 439 (9.69%) PowerShell
2 381 (8.41%) SQL
3 355 (7.83%) Python
4 261 (5.76%) Bash Shell
5 212 (4.68%) Perl
6 193 (4.26%) Java
7 111 (2.45%) PHP
8 105 (2.32%) JavaScript
9 101 (2.23%) Ruby
10 83 (1.83%) C
11 70 (1.54%) C#
12 68 (1.50%) Shell Script
13 45 (0.99%) VBScript
14 40 (0.88%) C++
15 32 (0.71%) Korn
16 30 (0.66%) Go
17 26 (0.57%) PL/SQL
17 26 (0.57%) T-SQL
18 17 (0.38%) R
19 16 (0.35%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 912 (20.13%) Cisco Certification
2 611 (13.48%) CCNP
3 460 (10.15%) Degree
4 408 (9.00%) CCNA
5 372 (8.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 264 (5.83%) CCIE
7 213 (4.70%) MCSE
7 213 (4.70%) Security Cleared
8 149 (3.29%) MCSA
9 144 (3.18%) SC Cleared
10 119 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
10 119 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 101 (2.23%) CISSP
12 86 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
13 77 (1.70%) CCDP
14 64 (1.41%) MCP
15 54 (1.19%) CCSE
15 54 (1.19%) CCVP
16 52 (1.15%) CCSA
17 49 (1.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 310 (6.84%) SLA
2 126 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 86 (1.90%) QA
4 81 (1.79%) PCI DSS
5 60 (1.32%) PMO
6 26 (0.57%) GDPR
7 24 (0.53%) ISO 22301
8 23 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 22 (0.49%) ISO 9001
10 21 (0.46%) COBIT
10 21 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 18 (0.40%) GCP
12 15 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
13 13 (0.29%) ISO 14001
14 12 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
15 10 (0.22%) Data Quality
16 9 (0.20%) PSD2
16 9 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 6 (0.13%) FISMA
17 6 (0.13%) GPG13
System Software
1 922 (20.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 861 (19.00%) Active Directory
3 371 (8.19%) Hyper-V
4 182 (4.02%) VMware ESXi
5 174 (3.84%) Docker
6 167 (3.69%) vSphere
7 143 (3.16%) XenApp
8 96 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
9 68 (1.50%) XenDesktop
10 62 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
11 57 (1.26%) KVM
12 48 (1.06%) VMware NSX
13 37 (0.82%) vCloud
14 35 (0.77%) Terminal Services
15 28 (0.62%) NFS
16 26 (0.57%) Xen
17 25 (0.55%) Firmware
18 21 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
19 19 (0.42%) XenServer
20 17 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 333 (7.35%) Puppet
2 291 (6.42%) SCCM
3 289 (6.38%) Opscode Chef
4 226 (4.99%) Ansible
5 193 (4.26%) SCOM
6 163 (3.60%) Nagios
7 87 (1.92%) WSUS
8 83 (1.83%) Kubernetes
9 61 (1.35%) vCenter Server
10 60 (1.32%) Cacti
10 60 (1.32%) FortiGate
11 57 (1.26%) Cisco CUCM
12 54 (1.19%) Cisco Prime
12 54 (1.19%) NetBackup
13 53 (1.17%) Cisco UCCE
14 47 (1.04%) SCVMM
15 43 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 40 (0.88%) vRealize
17 38 (0.84%) Cisco UCCX
17 38 (0.84%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1511 (33.35%) Cisco
2 1417 (31.27%) VMware
3 1165 (25.71%) Microsoft
4 531 (11.72%) Citrix
5 462 (10.20%) CheckPoint
6 436 (9.62%) Juniper
7 395 (8.72%) HP
8 383 (8.45%) F5
9 280 (6.18%) Red Hat
10 254 (5.61%) Palo Alto
11 242 (5.34%) NetApp
12 216 (4.77%) Oracle
13 182 (4.02%) SolarWinds
14 178 (3.93%) EMC
15 164 (3.62%) IBM
16 148 (3.27%) Dell
17 131 (2.89%) Fortinet
18 91 (2.01%) Meraki
19 85 (1.88%) Riverbed
20 83 (1.83%) Brocade