Period
to 7 August 2020

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 7 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
England > West Midlands
6 months to
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 61 45 21
Rank change year-on-year -16 -24 +37
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 132 402 710
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.95% 5.21% 7.77%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.11% 13.26% 20.75%
Number of salaries quoted 109 339 340
Median annual salary £44,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% -4.35% +15.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £35,800 £31,700
90th Percentile £65,500 £75,500 £78,750
England median annual salary £58,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.45% - +4.76%

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 1,305 3,031 3,422
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 39.05% 39.27% 37.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1,034 2,191 2,406
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +3.77% +0.95% +5.00%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Data Centre as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Centre in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 7 August 2020.

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 7 August 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
Staffordshire +39 32 £44,500 +11.25% 4
Warwickshire +44 26 £32,500 -8.45% 2
Birmingham -53 20 £53,750 -14.00% 8
Shropshire +16 15 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Herefordshire +31 12 £40,000 +25.00% 2
Coventry +22 10 £35,000 -26.32%
Worcestershire +21 6 £41,697 -12.22% 4
Sutton Coldfield - 4 £45,000 -
Solihull -17 2 £49,000 -2.00%
Walsall - 1 £42,500 -
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 7 August 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 67 (50.76%) Microsoft
2 63 (47.73%) VMware
3 55 (41.67%) Cisco
4 48 (36.36%) LAN
5 45 (34.09%) Active Directory
5 45 (34.09%) Windows
6 42 (31.82%) WAN
7 37 (28.03%) ITIL
8 36 (27.27%) Azure
9 34 (25.76%) DNS
9 34 (25.76%) Firewall
10 30 (22.73%) SQL
11 25 (18.94%) DHCP
11 25 (18.94%) VMware Infrastructure
12 24 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 23 (17.42%) TCP/IP
13 23 (17.42%) SAN
13 23 (17.42%) SQL Server
14 22 (16.67%) Citrix
15 21 (15.91%) Change Management
15 21 (15.91%) Disaster Recovery
16 19 (14.39%) Security Cleared
16 19 (14.39%) Windows Server
17 18 (13.64%) SC Cleared
18 17 (12.88%) BGP
18 17 (12.88%) OSPF
18 17 (12.88%) Wireless
18 17 (12.88%) Cisco Certification
18 17 (12.88%) SLA
18 17 (12.88%) Problem-Solving

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 11 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.79%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.03%) IIS
3 4 (3.03%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.27%) Confluence
4 3 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.52%) Apache
5 2 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.52%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.52%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.52%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.76%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (4.55%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 36 (27.27%) Azure
2 16 (12.12%) Office 365
3 10 (7.58%) AWS
4 4 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (2.27%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (2.27%) AWS CloudTrail
5 3 (2.27%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (2.27%) GCP
5 3 (2.27%) Serverless
6 2 (1.52%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.76%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 48 (36.36%) LAN
2 42 (31.82%) WAN
3 34 (25.76%) DNS
3 34 (25.76%) Firewall
4 25 (18.94%) DHCP
5 23 (17.42%) SAN
5 23 (17.42%) TCP/IP
6 17 (12.88%) BGP
6 17 (12.88%) OSPF
6 17 (12.88%) Wireless
7 16 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
8 14 (10.61%) EIGRP
8 14 (10.61%) MPLS
9 13 (9.85%) Fibre Channel
9 13 (9.85%) Internet
9 13 (9.85%) iSCSI
10 11 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (7.58%) VPN
12 9 (6.82%) VLAN
12 9 (6.82%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (17.42%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.82%) Azure SQL Database
2 9 (6.82%) Data Mining
3 3 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.52%) Data Lake
4 2 (1.52%) DB2
4 2 (1.52%) MySQL
4 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.52%) Oracle9i Database
4 2 (1.52%) PolyBase
4 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.76%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (2.27%) Bitbucket
1 3 (2.27%) JIRA
General
1 15 (11.36%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.06%) Public Sector
3 6 (4.55%) Law
4 2 (1.52%) Back Office
4 2 (1.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (21.97%) Network Engineer
2 18 (13.64%) Analyst
3 17 (12.88%) IT Engineer
4 13 (9.85%) Senior Network Engineer
5 12 (9.09%) NOC Engineer
6 10 (7.58%) IT Manager
6 10 (7.58%) Support Engineer
7 9 (6.82%) Azure Developer
7 9 (6.82%) Developer
7 9 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (6.06%) Data Centre Engineer
9 7 (5.30%) Design Engineer
9 7 (5.30%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 6 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 5 (3.79%) Infrastructure Manager
11 5 (3.79%) Infrastructure Team Leader
11 5 (3.79%) IT Analyst
11 5 (3.79%) IT Support
11 5 (3.79%) IT Support Engineer
11 5 (3.79%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.27%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (2.27%) Kafka
1 3 (2.27%) LDAP
2 2 (1.52%) .NET
2 2 (1.52%) ADO.NET
2 2 (1.52%) iBATIS
2 2 (1.52%) Middleware
2 2 (1.52%) REST
2 2 (1.52%) Spring
2 2 (1.52%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.76%) CSS
3 1 (0.76%) HTML
3 1 (0.76%) HTML5
3 1 (0.76%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (0.76%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.33%) Clustering
3 9 (6.82%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (6.06%) Management Information System
4 8 (6.06%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.03%) CMDB
5 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Licensing
5 4 (3.03%) Replication
6 3 (2.27%) PKI
7 2 (1.52%) CCTV
7 2 (1.52%) User Experience
8 1 (0.76%) Digital TV
8 1 (0.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.76%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.76%) NHS
8 1 (0.76%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 45 (34.09%) Windows
2 19 (14.39%) Windows Server
3 15 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (8.33%) Linux
5 3 (2.27%) Unix
5 3 (2.27%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.76%) AIX
7 1 (0.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (28.03%) ITIL
2 24 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 21 (15.91%) Change Management
3 21 (15.91%) Disaster Recovery
4 17 (12.88%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (9.85%) Business Continuity
5 13 (9.85%) Migration
6 11 (8.33%) Project Management
6 11 (8.33%) Service Delivery
7 10 (7.58%) High Availability
7 10 (7.58%) Network Architecture
8 9 (6.82%) Data Cleansing
8 9 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (6.06%) Preventative Maintenance
10 7 (5.30%) Service Management
10 7 (5.30%) Software Licensing
10 7 (5.30%) WAN Optimisation
11 6 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (4.55%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (22.73%) SQL
2 4 (3.03%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.27%) Python
3 3 (2.27%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.52%) Java
4 2 (1.52%) U-SQL
5 1 (0.76%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (14.39%) Security Cleared
2 18 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 17 (12.88%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (12.12%) MCSA
4 16 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (10.61%) CCNP
5 14 (10.61%) Server+ Certification
6 11 (8.33%) MCSE
7 10 (7.58%) CCIE
8 9 (6.82%) Degree
9 8 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (5.30%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 6 (4.55%) CCNA
12 5 (3.79%) DV Cleared
13 3 (2.27%) AWS Certification
14 1 (0.76%) A+ Certification
14 1 (0.76%) CCA
14 1 (0.76%) CCDE
14 1 (0.76%) CCENT
14 1 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.88%) SLA
2 6 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.79%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.76%) GDPR
System Software
1 45 (34.09%) Active Directory
2 25 (18.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (12.12%) Hyper-V
4 9 (6.82%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (4.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.27%) DFS Replication
7 3 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.27%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (2.27%) VMware NSX
8 2 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (11.36%) SCCM
2 13 (9.85%) SCOM
3 8 (6.06%) Cisco Prime
3 8 (6.06%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (4.55%) Failover Clustering
4 6 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (3.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (3.03%) Kubernetes
6 4 (3.03%) WSUS
7 3 (2.27%) Ansible
7 3 (2.27%) SCDPM
7 3 (2.27%) SCSM
7 3 (2.27%) SCVMM
7 3 (2.27%) Terraform
8 2 (1.52%) Nagios
8 2 (1.52%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 67 (50.76%) Microsoft
2 63 (47.73%) VMware
3 55 (41.67%) Cisco
4 22 (16.67%) Citrix
5 14 (10.61%) McAfee
5 14 (10.61%) Palo Alto
6 13 (9.85%) Juniper
7 11 (8.33%) SolarWinds
8 9 (6.82%) Meraki
8 9 (6.82%) Veeam
9 7 (5.30%) CheckPoint
9 7 (5.30%) Dell
9 7 (5.30%) Fortinet
10 5 (3.79%) Siemens
11 4 (3.03%) CommVault
11 4 (3.03%) IronPort
11 4 (3.03%) Snow
12 3 (2.27%) Atlassian
12 3 (2.27%) Google
12 3 (2.27%) NetApp