Period
to 13 December 2017

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

Data Center
England > West Midlands
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 30 76
Rank change year-on-year -27 +46 -34
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 438 722 360
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.33% 6.46% 3.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.77% 17.92% 10.64%
Number of salaries quoted 230 314 306
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -10.00% -17.39%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,075 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,781 £66,750 £71,250
England median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.00% - -

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 3721 4030 3383
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 36.81% 36.04% 32.14%
Number of salaries quoted 2929 2969 2690
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,045
% change year-on-year - +4.07% +6.77%

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 13 December 2017.

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 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
Birmingham -7 313 £52,500 +7.14% 8
Coventry 0 39 £36,500 -25.96% 2
Shropshire +16 28 £35,000 -17.65% 3
Staffordshire +7 19 £35,750 -10.63%
Wolverhampton - 11 £31,000 - 1
Solihull -14 8 £32,750 -22.94% 1
Warwickshire -14 7 £60,000 +57.89% 1
Walsall +1 3 £43,750 +38.89%
Worcestershire -26 3 £42,500 +13.33%
Dudley 0 1 £42,500 +80.85%
West Bromwich -3 1 £40,000 -46.67%
Data Centre
England

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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 219 (50.00%) ITIL
2 185 (42.24%) Microsoft
3 143 (32.65%) VMware
4 142 (32.42%) Service Delivery
5 121 (27.63%) Windows
6 115 (26.26%) Service Management
7 105 (23.97%) VMware Infrastructure
8 95 (21.69%) Active Directory
9 90 (20.55%) Line Management
10 88 (20.09%) Microsoft Azure
11 84 (19.18%) Cisco
12 82 (18.72%) Project Management
13 79 (18.04%) Presales
14 74 (16.89%) Change Management
14 74 (16.89%) Firewall
15 73 (16.67%) Citrix
16 66 (15.07%) WAN
17 65 (14.84%) Finance
18 62 (14.16%) Cisco Certification
19 60 (13.70%) HP
20 58 (13.24%) Continuous Improvement
21 57 (13.01%) Linux
22 56 (12.79%) CheckPoint
23 53 (12.10%) Windows Server
24 52 (11.87%) Amazon AWS
25 51 (11.64%) Hyper-V
25 51 (11.64%) Degree
26 50 (11.42%) PRINCE2
26 50 (11.42%) Analytical Skills
27 47 (10.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager

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 31 (7.08%) MS Exchange
2 20 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (3.65%) Apache
3 16 (3.65%) IIS
4 6 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (1.37%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (1.14%) Documentum
6 4 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (0.68%) nginx
7 3 (0.68%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2000
8 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 2 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.46%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 32 (7.31%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.91%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (3.20%) assyst
2 2 (0.46%) Workfront
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 88 (20.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (11.87%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (9.36%) Office 365
4 21 (4.79%) IaaS
5 20 (4.57%) SaaS
6 19 (4.34%) PaaS
7 15 (3.42%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (2.51%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.46%) Yammer
11 1 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 74 (16.89%) Firewall
2 66 (15.07%) WAN
3 44 (10.05%) LAN
4 39 (8.90%) DNS
5 37 (8.45%) OSPF
5 37 (8.45%) VPN
6 35 (7.99%) TCP/IP
7 34 (7.76%) MPLS
7 34 (7.76%) SAN
8 27 (6.16%) VLAN
9 26 (5.94%) Network Security
10 25 (5.71%) BGP
10 25 (5.71%) Cisco Nexus
11 23 (5.25%) Wireless
12 22 (5.02%) Cisco ASA
13 21 (4.79%) DHCP
14 17 (3.88%) Ethernet
14 17 (3.88%) SNMP
15 15 (3.42%) SSL
16 14 (3.20%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.20%) MySQL
2 12 (2.74%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.46%) DB2
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (2.51%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 65 (14.84%) Finance
2 35 (7.99%) Retail
3 19 (4.34%) Manufacturing
4 14 (3.20%) Legal
5 12 (2.74%) Billing
6 9 (2.05%) Publishing
7 7 (1.60%) Law
7 7 (1.60%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.91%) Banking
9 2 (0.46%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.46%) Marketing
10 1 (0.23%) Back Office
10 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 56 (12.79%) Architect
2 43 (9.82%) Analyst
3 42 (9.59%) Service Manager
4 40 (9.13%) Technical Manager
5 36 (8.22%) Technical Services Manager
6 33 (7.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 30 (6.85%) Senior Manager
8 27 (6.16%) Project Manager
9 21 (4.79%) Senior Project Manager
10 20 (4.57%) Infrastructure Manager
10 20 (4.57%) Solutions Architect
11 19 (4.34%) Network Engineer
12 18 (4.11%) Technical Engineer
12 18 (4.11%) Technical Leader
13 16 (3.65%) Consultant
13 16 (3.65%) Data Architect
13 16 (3.65%) Data Centre Architect
14 15 (3.42%) Technical Specialist
15 14 (3.20%) Technical Analyst
16 11 (2.51%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.74%) .NET
2 6 (1.37%) COM
3 5 (1.14%) JSON
3 5 (1.14%) REST
3 5 (1.14%) SOAP
3 5 (1.14%) XML
4 2 (0.46%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 50 (11.42%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (7.08%) Management Information System
3 30 (6.85%) Public Cloud
4 20 (4.57%) Computer Science
5 19 (4.34%) Clustering
6 16 (3.65%) CCTV
7 12 (2.74%) FlexPod
8 11 (2.51%) CMDB
8 11 (2.51%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.60%) AS400
9 7 (1.60%) iSeries
9 7 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.14%) Cyber Attack
10 5 (1.14%) Freedom of Information
11 4 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (0.91%) Handset
11 4 (0.91%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.68%) Cyberthreat
12 3 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 2 (0.46%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 121 (27.63%) Windows
2 57 (13.01%) Linux
3 53 (12.10%) Windows Server
4 33 (7.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (7.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (4.79%) Unix
7 14 (3.20%) Windows 10
7 14 (3.20%) Windows XP
8 13 (2.97%) Windows 7
9 10 (2.28%) Windows Vista
10 7 (1.60%) CentOS
10 7 (1.60%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.68%) Fedora
13 2 (0.46%) SUSE
13 2 (0.46%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.46%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.23%) Debian
14 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (50.00%) ITIL
2 142 (32.42%) Service Delivery
3 115 (26.26%) Service Management
4 90 (20.55%) Line Management
5 82 (18.72%) Project Management
6 79 (18.04%) Presales
7 74 (16.89%) Change Management
8 58 (13.24%) Continuous Improvement
9 50 (11.42%) PRINCE2
10 36 (8.22%) ITIL V3
11 32 (7.31%) SIEM
12 31 (7.08%) Change Control
13 30 (6.85%) Matrix Management
14 29 (6.62%) Information Security
14 29 (6.62%) Mentoring
14 29 (6.62%) Problem Management
14 29 (6.62%) Time Management
15 27 (6.16%) Load Balancing
16 25 (5.71%) Business Development
16 25 (5.71%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 41 (9.36%) PowerShell
2 28 (6.39%) VBScript
3 21 (4.79%) Bash Shell
4 15 (3.42%) SQL
5 11 (2.51%) Java
5 11 (2.51%) JavaScript
5 11 (2.51%) Perl
5 11 (2.51%) Python
5 11 (2.51%) Ruby
6 3 (0.68%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 62 (14.16%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (11.64%) Degree
3 43 (9.82%) CCNP
4 42 (9.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (7.31%) CISSP
6 30 (6.85%) CCNA
7 29 (6.62%) ITIL Certification
8 27 (6.16%) MCSE
9 25 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 20 (4.57%) Computer Science Degree
10 20 (4.57%) ISEB
10 20 (4.57%) MCSA
11 18 (4.11%) Security Cleared
12 17 (3.88%) APMP
12 17 (3.88%) SC Cleared
13 14 (3.20%) CEH
14 13 (2.97%) Citrix Certification
15 12 (2.74%) CISM
16 11 (2.51%) MCP
17 9 (2.05%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (3.65%) QA
3 15 (3.42%) SLA
4 9 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 6 (1.37%) GPG13
6 4 (0.91%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (0.68%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 105 (23.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 95 (21.69%) Active Directory
3 51 (11.64%) Hyper-V
4 20 (4.57%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (2.51%) Docker
5 11 (2.51%) Virtual Servers
5 11 (2.51%) XenApp
6 10 (2.28%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (2.05%) vSphere
8 6 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (1.14%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.91%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (0.91%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.68%) Postfix
12 1 (0.23%) Firmware
12 1 (0.23%) Squid
12 1 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 47 (10.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 31 (7.08%) SCCM
3 21 (4.79%) SCVMM
4 20 (4.57%) SCOM
5 16 (3.65%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (3.65%) Puppet
6 12 (2.74%) Cisco Prime
6 12 (2.74%) QRadar
7 11 (2.51%) Ansible
7 11 (2.51%) Salt
8 9 (2.05%) Tivoli
9 8 (1.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 8 (1.83%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (1.60%) NetBackup
11 6 (1.37%) Backup Exec
11 6 (1.37%) FortiGate
12 5 (1.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 5 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (1.14%) SCOrch
12 5 (1.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 185 (42.24%) Microsoft
2 143 (32.65%) VMware
3 84 (19.18%) Cisco
4 73 (16.67%) Citrix
5 60 (13.70%) HP
6 56 (12.79%) CheckPoint
7 42 (9.59%) Fortinet
8 37 (8.45%) SolarWinds
9 34 (7.76%) F5
10 33 (7.53%) Juniper
11 31 (7.08%) NetApp
12 27 (6.16%) Brocade
12 27 (6.16%) IBM
13 24 (5.48%) BMC
14 18 (4.11%) Meraki
15 14 (3.20%) Aruba
16 12 (2.74%) McAfee
16 12 (2.74%) Sourcefire
17 11 (2.51%) EMC
18 8 (1.83%) Huawei