Period
to 21 February 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Centre in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Centre over the 6 months to 21 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 43 32
Rank change year-on-year +16 -11 +29
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 585 531 693
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.36% 5.38% 6.70%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 17.72% 14.66% 18.14%
Number of salaries quoted 323 208 307
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £45,750 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.22% +3.98% -2.22%
10th Percentile £33,000 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year - +6.80% +3.00%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 3,301 3,621 3,820
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 41.53% 36.72% 36.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2,273 2,662 2,799
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £70,250 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Data Centre as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in the West Midlands

Data Centre
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Centre in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Data Centre in the West Midlands

Data Centre
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Data Centre in the West Midlands

Data Centre
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Centre within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 February 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
Birmingham +8 455 £55,000 -4.35% 16
Shropshire +4 28 £32,500 -7.14% 4
Coventry +3 27 £58,750 +56.67% 6
Solihull +17 21 £50,000 +42.86% 9
Staffordshire +18 15 £30,500 -14.08% 4
Worcestershire -2 13 £60,000 +45.45% 2
Warwickshire +21 11 £48,750 -18.75% 6
Wolverhampton +16 5 £42,500 +37.10%
Dudley -6 1 - -
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 282 (48.21%) ITIL
2 262 (44.79%) VMware
3 220 (37.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 208 (35.56%) Cisco
5 190 (32.48%) Data Protection
6 188 (32.14%) GDPR
7 181 (30.94%) Microsoft
8 174 (29.74%) Service Delivery
9 158 (27.01%) Windows
10 157 (26.84%) Active Directory
11 156 (26.67%) Presales
12 142 (24.27%) Firewall
13 139 (23.76%) Self-Motivation
14 135 (23.08%) Hyper-V
15 119 (20.34%) SCCM
16 118 (20.17%) Microsoft Azure
17 108 (18.46%) Service Management
17 108 (18.46%) HP
18 107 (18.29%) Citrix
19 103 (17.61%) CheckPoint
19 103 (17.61%) Line Management
20 98 (16.75%) Project Management
21 96 (16.41%) Amazon AWS
22 92 (15.73%) PRINCE2
23 91 (15.56%) WAN
24 89 (15.21%) ITIL Certification
25 87 (14.87%) DNS
26 84 (14.36%) Continuous Improvement
27 82 (14.02%) Degree
28 76 (12.99%) LAN

Data Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 62 (10.60%) SharePoint
2 38 (6.50%) SharePoint Server
3 16 (2.74%) MS Exchange
4 9 (1.54%) IIS
5 6 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.34%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 66 (11.28%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.85%) Workfront
3 1 (0.17%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 118 (20.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 96 (16.41%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (7.52%) Office 365
4 31 (5.30%) Azure Active Directory
5 30 (5.13%) Amazon S3
5 30 (5.13%) AWS CloudFormation
6 26 (4.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 26 (4.44%) Amazon EC2
6 26 (4.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 23 (3.93%) Cloud Computing
8 20 (3.42%) IaaS
9 18 (3.08%) PaaS
10 6 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.85%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.68%) AWS CloudTrail
12 4 (0.68%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (0.68%) Yammer
13 1 (0.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 142 (24.27%) Firewall
2 91 (15.56%) WAN
3 87 (14.87%) DNS
4 76 (12.99%) LAN
5 72 (12.31%) DHCP
6 60 (10.26%) OSPF
7 35 (5.98%) Wireless
8 34 (5.81%) BGP
9 30 (5.13%) Cisco ASA
9 30 (5.13%) VPN
10 23 (3.93%) Cisco Nexus
11 19 (3.25%) FWSM
12 18 (3.08%) TCP/IP
13 17 (2.91%) IPsec
14 15 (2.56%) Cisco IOS
15 13 (2.22%) MPLS
16 12 (2.05%) Internet
16 12 (2.05%) SAN
17 11 (1.88%) Network Security
17 11 (1.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (5.13%) Amazon RDS
2 26 (4.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 26 (4.44%) Azure SQL Database
3 19 (3.25%) SQL Server
4 17 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (1.88%) Big Data
6 7 (1.20%) DB2
7 5 (0.85%) MySQL
8 1 (0.17%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.17%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.17%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 17 (2.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (1.20%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.85%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.17%) JIRA
General
1 36 (6.15%) Finance
2 31 (5.30%) Publishing
3 14 (2.39%) Law
4 12 (2.05%) Retail
4 12 (2.05%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.37%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.20%) Games
7 6 (1.03%) Back Office
7 6 (1.03%) Marketing
8 2 (0.34%) Legal
9 1 (0.17%) French Language
9 1 (0.17%) German Language
9 1 (0.17%) Local Government
9 1 (0.17%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 177 (30.26%) Architect
2 70 (11.97%) Technical Architect
3 68 (11.62%) Solutions Architect
4 67 (11.45%) Network Engineer
5 54 (9.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 32 (5.47%) Analyst
7 31 (5.30%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 29 (4.96%) Technical Leader
9 28 (4.79%) Cloud Architect
9 28 (4.79%) Network Architect
10 24 (4.10%) Cloud Solutions Architect
11 23 (3.93%) Team Leader
12 22 (3.76%) Technical Manager
13 20 (3.42%) Service Manager
14 19 (3.25%) Network Operations Engineer
14 19 (3.25%) Technical Services Manager
14 19 (3.25%) Technical Support
15 18 (3.08%) Infrastructure Manager
15 18 (3.08%) NOC Engineer
16 17 (2.91%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.30%) Web Services
2 8 (1.37%) .NET
3 6 (1.03%) LDAP
4 2 (0.34%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.34%) JSON
5 1 (0.17%) COM
5 1 (0.17%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 139 (23.76%) Self-Motivation
2 37 (6.32%) Private Cloud
3 32 (5.47%) CMDB
4 31 (5.30%) Public Cloud
5 29 (4.96%) Hybrid Cloud
5 29 (4.96%) Management Information System
6 21 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (3.08%) PKI
8 8 (1.37%) Clustering
8 8 (1.37%) Virtual Team
9 7 (1.20%) Replication
10 3 (0.51%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (0.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (0.51%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.34%) Industry 4.0
11 2 (0.34%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.17%) BYOD
12 1 (0.17%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 158 (27.01%) Windows
2 75 (12.82%) Windows Server
3 45 (7.69%) Linux
3 45 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 43 (7.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 42 (7.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (6.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (4.62%) Windows 10
7 27 (4.62%) Windows 8
8 5 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.34%) CatOS
9 2 (0.34%) Unix
10 1 (0.17%) CentOS
10 1 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (48.21%) ITIL
2 190 (32.48%) Data Protection
3 174 (29.74%) Service Delivery
4 156 (26.67%) Presales
5 108 (18.46%) Service Management
6 103 (17.61%) Line Management
7 98 (16.75%) Project Management
8 92 (15.73%) PRINCE2
9 84 (14.36%) Continuous Improvement
10 71 (12.14%) ITIL V3
11 66 (11.28%) Due Diligence
12 64 (10.94%) Technical Architecture
13 61 (10.43%) Computer Science
13 61 (10.43%) Load Balancing
13 61 (10.43%) Software Engineering
14 60 (10.26%) Root Cause Analysis
15 57 (9.74%) TOGAF
16 56 (9.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 52 (8.89%) Migration
18 49 (8.38%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (10.94%) SQL
2 33 (5.64%) PowerShell
3 23 (3.93%) VBScript
4 7 (1.20%) Bash Shell
4 7 (1.20%) C
5 5 (0.85%) Python
6 2 (0.34%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.17%) C#
7 1 (0.17%) Groovy
7 1 (0.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 89 (15.21%) ITIL Certification
2 82 (14.02%) Degree
3 76 (12.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 67 (11.45%) MCSE
5 64 (10.94%) Cisco Certification
6 60 (10.26%) Computer Science Degree
7 50 (8.55%) CCNP
8 46 (7.86%) Security Cleared
9 35 (5.98%) CISSP
10 33 (5.64%) ISEB
11 32 (5.47%) MCSA
11 32 (5.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 31 (5.30%) SC Cleared
13 23 (3.93%) MCITP
14 22 (3.76%) PMI Certification
14 22 (3.76%) PMP
15 20 (3.42%) MCP
16 19 (3.25%) CCNA
17 17 (2.91%) CEH
17 17 (2.91%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 188 (32.14%) GDPR
2 55 (9.40%) SLA
3 39 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (3.42%) QA
5 17 (2.91%) GPG13
6 13 (2.22%) Cyber Essentials
7 12 (2.05%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 12 (2.05%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 220 (37.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 157 (26.84%) Active Directory
3 135 (23.08%) Hyper-V
4 33 (5.64%) Firmware
5 30 (5.13%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (1.88%) XenApp
7 8 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (1.20%) XenDesktop
9 6 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (1.03%) vSphere
10 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.34%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 119 (20.34%) SCCM
2 52 (8.89%) WSUS
3 46 (7.86%) Norton AntiVirus
4 33 (5.64%) SCOM
5 17 (2.91%) SCVMM
6 16 (2.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 15 (2.56%) NetBackup
8 13 (2.22%) Backup Exec
9 9 (1.54%) Cisco Prime
10 7 (1.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 7 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (1.20%) SCOrch
11 6 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
11 6 (1.03%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (1.03%) Terraform
12 5 (0.85%) Ansible
12 5 (0.85%) Puppet
12 5 (0.85%) vMotion
13 4 (0.68%) QRadar
Vendors
1 262 (44.79%) VMware
2 208 (35.56%) Cisco
3 181 (30.94%) Microsoft
4 108 (18.46%) HP
5 107 (18.29%) Citrix
6 103 (17.61%) CheckPoint
7 74 (12.65%) Fortinet
8 68 (11.62%) NetApp
9 56 (9.57%) McAfee
10 55 (9.40%) Dell
11 54 (9.23%) Juniper
12 53 (9.06%) F5
13 50 (8.55%) Symantec
14 49 (8.38%) IBM
15 42 (7.18%) Forcepoint
16 30 (5.13%) EMC
17 22 (3.76%) 3PAR
17 22 (3.76%) BMC
18 21 (3.59%) Nimble Storage
19 20 (3.42%) ServiceNow