Period
to 26 February 2020

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 26 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 123 121 121
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 -35
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 3,239 4,204 4,736
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.63% 2.78% 2.70%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.82% 7.02% 7.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2,474 2,910 3,470
UK median annual salary £57,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.64% - +7.84%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.09% -3.00% +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 47,470 59,915 67,585
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.56% 39.59% 38.54%
Number of salaries quoted 36,509 45,438 52,972
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +2.35%

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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 2020. 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 -5 2,993 £57,500 +4.55% 554
UK excluding London -14 1,880 £50,000 +3.09% 429
London +9 1,212 £65,000 - 161
South East +2 663 £57,000 +14.00% 141
Midlands -26 405 £50,000 -9.09% 52
North of England -34 367 £42,500 -5.56% 120
West Midlands -31 279 £52,500 -4.55% 33
North West +18 183 £42,915 -4.63% 66
South West +12 174 £50,000 - 37
Yorkshire -37 164 £43,750 +2.94% 36
East of England +2 162 £45,000 +5.88% 43
East Midlands +23 126 £45,000 -18.18% 18
Scotland -7 76 £43,750 -23.53% 18
Wales -19 33 £47,750 +19.38% 17
North East -30 20 £35,000 -26.32% 18
Northern Ireland +16 9 £50,000 +117.39%
Channel Islands +2 6 £25,000 -40.48% 1

For the 6 months to 26 February 2020, 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 1,241 (38.31%) Microsoft
2 1,116 (34.46%) Windows
3 1,061 (32.76%) Azure
4 1,003 (30.97%) VMware
5 988 (30.50%) Cisco
6 844 (26.06%) Firewall
7 836 (25.81%) Active Directory
8 733 (22.63%) AWS
9 722 (22.29%) VMware Infrastructure
10 701 (21.64%) Linux
11 672 (20.75%) Finance
12 649 (20.04%) Cisco Certification
13 639 (19.73%) WAN
14 582 (17.97%) LAN
15 563 (17.38%) ITIL
16 555 (17.13%) Windows Server
17 537 (16.58%) Office 365
18 493 (15.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 478 (14.76%) Migration
20 462 (14.26%) CCNP
21 438 (13.52%) Citrix
22 397 (12.26%) Agile Software Development
23 391 (12.07%) Hyper-V
24 384 (11.86%) VPN
24 384 (11.86%) DevOps
25 374 (11.55%) TCP/IP
25 374 (11.55%) SAN
26 365 (11.27%) DNS
27 352 (10.87%) SCCM
28 331 (10.22%) Wireless

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
1 208 (6.42%) SharePoint
2 187 (5.77%) MS Exchange
3 123 (3.80%) Skype for Business
4 73 (2.25%) IIS
5 67 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 48 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
7 43 (1.33%) Confluence
8 31 (0.96%) Apache
9 25 (0.77%) Tomcat
10 24 (0.74%) OpenStack
11 18 (0.56%) WebSphere
12 15 (0.46%) CMS
13 14 (0.43%) Apache Spark
14 10 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
15 7 (0.22%) Apache Airflow
15 7 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 7 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
16 6 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
16 6 (0.19%) Mule
17 4 (0.12%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 185 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
2 91 (2.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 22 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.19%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.12%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.062%) Abaqus
10 1 (0.031%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.031%) Maya
10 1 (0.031%) NUKE
10 1 (0.031%) Revit
Business Applications
1 9 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.25%) Elite 3E
3 4 (0.12%) assyst
3 4 (0.12%) Workfront
4 2 (0.062%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.062%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.031%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.031%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.031%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.031%) Relativity
5 1 (0.031%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.031%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.031%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1,061 (32.76%) Azure
2 733 (22.63%) AWS
3 537 (16.58%) Office 365
4 199 (6.14%) PaaS
5 198 (6.11%) IaaS
6 144 (4.45%) Azure Active Directory
7 131 (4.04%) SaaS
8 109 (3.37%) GCP
9 102 (3.15%) Cloud Computing
10 48 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
11 40 (1.23%) OneDrive
12 33 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 27 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
14 26 (0.80%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 25 (0.77%) Amazon S3
16 24 (0.74%) Serverless
17 22 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 18 (0.56%) Power Platform
19 16 (0.49%) GitHub
20 14 (0.43%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 844 (26.06%) Firewall
2 639 (19.73%) WAN
3 582 (17.97%) LAN
4 384 (11.86%) VPN
5 374 (11.55%) SAN
5 374 (11.55%) TCP/IP
6 365 (11.27%) DNS
7 331 (10.22%) Wireless
8 295 (9.11%) BGP
9 274 (8.46%) OSPF
10 264 (8.15%) DHCP
11 254 (7.84%) MPLS
12 232 (7.16%) Network Security
13 218 (6.73%) Internet
14 209 (6.45%) Cisco Nexus
15 191 (5.90%) Cisco ASA
16 145 (4.48%) Wi-Fi
17 142 (4.38%) VLAN
18 133 (4.11%) VoIP
19 128 (3.95%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 282 (8.71%) SQL Server
2 64 (1.98%) MySQL
3 49 (1.51%) Big Data
4 45 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
5 40 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
6 32 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
7 30 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 28 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
9 26 (0.80%) Relational Database
9 26 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 24 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 23 (0.71%) NoSQL
12 21 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
13 18 (0.56%) DB2
13 18 (0.56%) Power BI
13 18 (0.56%) RDBMS
14 16 (0.49%) Hadoop
14 16 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
15 15 (0.46%) MariaDB
16 14 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 73 (2.25%) Git (software)
1 73 (2.25%) Jenkins
2 49 (1.51%) JIRA
3 27 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 17 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
5 14 (0.43%) TeamCity
6 12 (0.37%) Bitbucket
6 12 (0.37%) git-flow
6 12 (0.37%) RSpec
7 10 (0.31%) Maven
8 9 (0.28%) Moq
8 9 (0.28%) NUnit
8 9 (0.28%) Vagrant
9 8 (0.25%) Visual Studio
10 7 (0.22%) SonarQube
11 5 (0.15%) Artifactory
11 5 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (0.15%) WinDbg
12 4 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 672 (20.75%) Finance
2 287 (8.86%) Telecoms
3 212 (6.55%) Public Sector
4 198 (6.11%) Banking
5 158 (4.88%) Retail
6 56 (1.73%) Law
7 55 (1.70%) Legal
8 38 (1.17%) Marketing
9 30 (0.93%) Games
9 30 (0.93%) Manufacturing
10 26 (0.80%) Back Office
11 25 (0.77%) Financial Institution
12 22 (0.68%) Local Government
12 22 (0.68%) Police
13 19 (0.59%) French Language
14 18 (0.56%) Aerospace
15 16 (0.49%) Advertising
15 16 (0.49%) German Language
15 16 (0.49%) Investment Banking
15 16 (0.49%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 492 (15.19%) Network Engineer
2 457 (14.11%) Architect
3 397 (12.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 253 (7.81%) Consultant
5 219 (6.76%) Analyst
6 157 (4.85%) Senior Network Engineer
7 153 (4.72%) Project Manager
8 146 (4.51%) Infrastructure Manager
9 145 (4.48%) Support Engineer
10 134 (4.14%) Solutions Architect
11 110 (3.40%) Technical Architect
12 103 (3.18%) IT Engineer
13 97 (2.99%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 89 (2.75%) Administrator
14 89 (2.75%) DevOps Engineer
15 87 (2.69%) Cloud Engineer
16 82 (2.53%) Cisco Engineer
16 82 (2.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 80 (2.47%) Infrastructure Architect
17 80 (2.47%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (2.47%) .NET
2 73 (2.25%) Web Services
3 55 (1.70%) Middleware
4 50 (1.54%) 802.1X
5 38 (1.17%) REST
6 31 (0.96%) Elastic Stack
7 29 (0.90%) LDAP
8 28 (0.86%) CSS
9 25 (0.77%) ASP.NET
10 23 (0.71%) .NET Core
10 23 (0.71%) .NET Framework
10 23 (0.71%) JSON
11 22 (0.68%) Node.js
12 20 (0.62%) ASP.NET Web API
12 20 (0.62%) XML
13 17 (0.52%) jQuery
13 17 (0.52%) Kafka
13 17 (0.52%) YAML
14 15 (0.46%) LAMP
15 14 (0.43%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 243 (7.50%) Public Cloud
2 174 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
3 148 (4.57%) Management Information System
4 142 (4.38%) Hybrid Cloud
5 129 (3.98%) Private Cloud
5 129 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
6 94 (2.90%) Driving Licence
7 86 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
8 74 (2.28%) Replication
9 63 (1.95%) Clustering
10 54 (1.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 48 (1.48%) Cloud Native
11 48 (1.48%) User Experience
12 47 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
13 38 (1.17%) Enterprise Storage
14 35 (1.08%) Virtual Team
15 32 (0.99%) CCTV
15 32 (0.99%) PKI
16 26 (0.80%) Mobile App
17 25 (0.77%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 1,116 (34.46%) Windows
2 701 (21.64%) Linux
3 555 (17.13%) Windows Server
4 185 (5.71%) Windows 10
5 140 (4.32%) Unix
6 130 (4.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 129 (3.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 106 (3.27%) Windows 7
9 63 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 60 (1.85%) CentOS
11 54 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
12 40 (1.23%) Ubuntu
12 40 (1.23%) Windows 8
13 23 (0.71%) Mac OS X
14 21 (0.65%) Apple iOS
14 21 (0.65%) VMS
15 19 (0.59%) Mac OS
16 15 (0.46%) Solaris
17 14 (0.43%) Debian
18 13 (0.40%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 563 (17.38%) ITIL
2 493 (15.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 478 (14.76%) Migration
4 397 (12.26%) Agile Software Development
5 384 (11.86%) DevOps
6 325 (10.03%) Problem-Solving
7 309 (9.54%) Project Management
8 301 (9.29%) Presales
9 271 (8.37%) Project Delivery
10 262 (8.09%) Load Balancing
11 244 (7.53%) Service Delivery
12 226 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
13 215 (6.64%) Mentoring
14 194 (5.99%) Change Management
15 186 (5.74%) Configuration Management
15 186 (5.74%) Service Management
16 181 (5.59%) PRINCE2
17 161 (4.97%) Information Security
18 156 (4.82%) Cybersecurity
19 153 (4.72%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 326 (10.06%) SQL
2 300 (9.26%) PowerShell
3 209 (6.45%) Python
4 111 (3.43%) Bash Shell
5 68 (2.10%) Java
6 67 (2.07%) Ruby
7 65 (2.01%) C#
7 65 (2.01%) JavaScript
8 45 (1.39%) Perl
9 41 (1.27%) PHP
10 36 (1.11%) C
11 35 (1.08%) Go
12 31 (0.96%) C++
13 22 (0.68%) T-SQL
14 21 (0.65%) Shell Script
15 13 (0.40%) XPath
16 11 (0.34%) VBScript
17 9 (0.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 8 (0.25%) Fortran
19 7 (0.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 649 (20.04%) Cisco Certification
2 462 (14.26%) CCNP
3 298 (9.20%) CCNA
4 277 (8.55%) Degree
5 206 (6.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 189 (5.84%) Security Cleared
7 168 (5.19%) CCIE
8 128 (3.95%) MCSE
9 116 (3.58%) SC Cleared
10 103 (3.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 82 (2.53%) MCSA
12 65 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
13 59 (1.82%) CCDP
13 59 (1.82%) JNCIS
14 57 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
15 48 (1.48%) CISSP
16 47 (1.45%) DV Cleared
17 46 (1.42%) AWS Certification
18 40 (1.23%) JNCIA
19 38 (1.17%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (7.04%) SLA
2 84 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (0.90%) GDPR
4 26 (0.80%) PCI DSS
5 24 (0.74%) QA
6 21 (0.65%) PMO
7 20 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
8 15 (0.46%) ISO 9001
8 15 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 14 (0.43%) Data Quality
10 13 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 11 (0.34%) NIST
12 9 (0.28%) COBIT
13 6 (0.19%) ISO 14001
14 3 (0.093%) NCSC
14 3 (0.093%) Solvency II
15 2 (0.062%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 2 (0.062%) ISO 22301
15 2 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 1 (0.031%) PSD2
System Software
1 836 (25.81%) Active Directory
2 722 (22.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 391 (12.07%) Hyper-V
4 177 (5.46%) XenApp
5 151 (4.66%) Docker
5 151 (4.66%) Virtual Machines
6 133 (4.11%) vSphere
7 131 (4.04%) VMware ESXi
8 85 (2.62%) XenDesktop
9 60 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
10 48 (1.48%) Firmware
11 43 (1.33%) VMware NSX
12 30 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
13 28 (0.86%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 25 (0.77%) KVM
15 19 (0.59%) Terminal Server
16 16 (0.49%) NFS
17 11 (0.34%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 11 (0.34%) ProxySG
17 11 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 352 (10.87%) SCCM
2 174 (5.37%) Ansible
3 151 (4.66%) SCOM
4 127 (3.92%) WSUS
5 117 (3.61%) Puppet
6 116 (3.58%) Kubernetes
7 85 (2.62%) Terraform
8 83 (2.56%) Cisco Prime
9 72 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
10 66 (2.04%) SCVMM
11 53 (1.64%) Cisco CUCM
12 52 (1.61%) Nagios
13 51 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
14 50 (1.54%) NetBackup
15 41 (1.27%) vRealize
16 36 (1.11%) FortiGate
17 33 (1.02%) vCenter Server
18 31 (0.96%) EMC NetWorker
19 26 (0.80%) Stealthwatch
20 25 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 1,241 (38.31%) Microsoft
2 1,003 (30.97%) VMware
3 988 (30.50%) Cisco
4 438 (13.52%) Citrix
5 270 (8.34%) Juniper
6 240 (7.41%) Palo Alto
7 215 (6.64%) CheckPoint
8 197 (6.08%) HP
9 193 (5.96%) NetApp
10 190 (5.87%) SolarWinds
11 178 (5.50%) F5
12 132 (4.08%) Meraki
13 114 (3.52%) EMC
14 104 (3.21%) Dell
15 103 (3.18%) Google
16 100 (3.09%) Red Hat
17 90 (2.78%) Veeam
18 86 (2.66%) Oracle
19 79 (2.44%) McAfee
20 78 (2.41%) Brocade