Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 54 30
Rank change year-on-year +32 -24 +42
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 687 456 743
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.97% 4.60% 6.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 19.53% 11.70% 16.34%
Number of salaries quoted 376 242 362
West Midlands median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.05% +5.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,013 £26,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £61,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +3.96% +1.00%

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 3,517 3,899 4,548
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 40.80% 39.32% 38.55%
Number of salaries quoted 2,520 3,100 3,338
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% - +1.77%
10th Percentile £24,500 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £60,275 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 2018. 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 +15 545 £57,500 +9.52% 22
Coventry +11 31 £53,000 +45.21% 7
Solihull +21 25 £45,000 +53.85% 2
Staffordshire +23 24 £28,500 -22.45% 4
Shropshire +5 20 £36,250 -23.68% 7
Wolverhampton +20 18 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Warwickshire +54 12 £45,500 +8.33% 3
Worcestershire +8 4 £38,771 -8.77% 4
Walsall -3 1 - -
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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.

1 331 (48.18%) ITIL
2 226 (32.90%) Cisco
3 222 (32.31%) Service Delivery
4 216 (31.44%) VMware
5 180 (26.20%) Microsoft
6 165 (24.02%) Firewall
7 162 (23.58%) CheckPoint
8 160 (23.29%) Self-Motivation
9 152 (22.13%) VMware Infrastructure
10 150 (21.83%) Data Protection
11 149 (21.69%) Presales
12 145 (21.11%) GDPR
13 136 (19.80%) Windows
14 127 (18.49%) ITIL Certification
14 127 (18.49%) Fortinet
15 118 (17.18%) HP
16 114 (16.59%) WAN
17 112 (16.30%) Line Management
18 108 (15.72%) Active Directory
19 105 (15.28%) Service Management
20 101 (14.70%) Continuous Improvement
21 99 (14.41%) Microsoft Azure
22 95 (13.83%) LAN
23 92 (13.39%) Degree
24 89 (12.95%) Cisco Certification
25 88 (12.81%) Project Management
25 88 (12.81%) CCNP
25 88 (12.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
26 86 (12.52%) Citrix
27 84 (12.23%) PRINCE2

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 49 (7.13%) SharePoint
2 21 (3.06%) MS Exchange
3 16 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
4 14 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (1.46%) IIS
6 5 (0.73%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.15%) nginx
Applications
1 55 (8.01%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (3.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (2.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.46%) HFM
2 9 (1.31%) assyst
3 7 (1.02%) Sentinel
4 5 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.73%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.29%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 99 (14.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (11.79%) Amazon AWS
3 53 (7.71%) Office 365
4 27 (3.93%) IaaS
5 22 (3.20%) PaaS
6 20 (2.91%) Amazon S3
7 19 (2.77%) AWS CloudFormation
8 16 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
8 16 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
9 15 (2.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 15 (2.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 13 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (1.02%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (0.73%) AWS CloudTrail
13 4 (0.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 4 (0.58%) Yammer
14 3 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
15 2 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
15 2 (0.29%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 165 (24.02%) Firewall
2 114 (16.59%) WAN
3 95 (13.83%) LAN
4 78 (11.35%) VPN
5 76 (11.06%) OSPF
6 60 (8.73%) DNS
7 58 (8.44%) Cisco ASA
8 50 (7.28%) DHCP
9 46 (6.70%) Cisco Nexus
10 45 (6.55%) BGP
11 37 (5.39%) FWSM
12 33 (4.80%) Wireless
13 32 (4.66%) MPLS
14 31 (4.51%) Network Security
15 30 (4.37%) IPsec
16 26 (3.78%) VoIP
17 24 (3.49%) Cisco Firepower
18 22 (3.20%) VLAN
19 16 (2.33%) Internet
19 16 (2.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (4.08%) Big Data
2 19 (2.77%) Amazon RDS
3 16 (2.33%) SQL Server
4 15 (2.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 15 (2.18%) Azure SQL Database
5 14 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (1.46%) Essbase
7 4 (0.58%) DB2
8 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.15%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (4.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (1.02%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.02%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.15%) Toad
General
1 67 (9.75%) Finance
2 26 (3.78%) Publishing
3 21 (3.06%) Law
4 18 (2.62%) Manufacturing
4 18 (2.62%) Retail
5 17 (2.47%) Games
6 14 (2.04%) Legal
7 13 (1.89%) Billing
8 12 (1.75%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.16%) Marketing
10 2 (0.29%) Back Office
11 1 (0.15%) Banking
11 1 (0.15%) French Language
11 1 (0.15%) German Language
11 1 (0.15%) Local Government
11 1 (0.15%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 162 (23.58%) Architect
2 84 (12.23%) Solutions Architect
3 58 (8.44%) Network Engineer
4 47 (6.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 40 (5.82%) Team Leader
5 40 (5.82%) Technical Architect
6 34 (4.95%) Senior Network Engineer
7 31 (4.51%) Network Architect
7 31 (4.51%) Security Manager
8 30 (4.37%) Technical Leader
9 28 (4.08%) Technical Support
10 27 (3.93%) Infrastructure Manager
10 27 (3.93%) Service Manager
11 26 (3.78%) Analyst
12 25 (3.64%) Security Architect
12 25 (3.64%) Security Solutions Architect
13 23 (3.35%) Project Manager
14 22 (3.20%) IT Manager
14 22 (3.20%) Senior Manager
15 21 (3.06%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.20%) Web Services
2 5 (0.73%) .NET
2 5 (0.73%) COM
2 5 (0.73%) LDAP
3 1 (0.15%) Ajax
3 1 (0.15%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.15%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.15%) jQuery
3 1 (0.15%) MSMQ
3 1 (0.15%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.15%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 160 (23.29%) Self-Motivation
2 71 (10.33%) Computer Science
3 54 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (6.26%) Management Information System
5 31 (4.51%) PKI
6 27 (3.93%) Public Cloud
7 26 (3.78%) CMDB
8 23 (3.35%) Private Cloud
9 18 (2.62%) Hybrid Cloud
10 15 (2.18%) Client/Server
11 14 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
11 14 (2.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 12 (1.75%) Driving Licence
13 11 (1.60%) CCTV
14 7 (1.02%) CESG
14 7 (1.02%) Freedom of Information
14 7 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
15 6 (0.87%) FlexPod
16 3 (0.44%) BYOD
16 3 (0.44%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 136 (19.80%) Windows
2 70 (10.19%) Windows Server
3 40 (5.82%) Windows 7
4 31 (4.51%) Linux
5 30 (4.37%) Windows 10
6 29 (4.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (3.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (3.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (2.77%) Windows 8
10 15 (2.18%) Unix
11 5 (0.73%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.29%) SUSE
13 1 (0.15%) Android
13 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.15%) CentOS
13 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (48.18%) ITIL
2 222 (32.31%) Service Delivery
3 150 (21.83%) Data Protection
4 149 (21.69%) Presales
5 112 (16.30%) Line Management
6 105 (15.28%) Service Management
7 101 (14.70%) Continuous Improvement
8 88 (12.81%) Project Management
9 84 (12.23%) PRINCE2
10 83 (12.08%) Root Cause Analysis
11 72 (10.48%) Information Security
12 71 (10.33%) Software Engineering
13 68 (9.90%) ITIL V3
14 63 (9.17%) Load Balancing
14 63 (9.17%) TOGAF
15 61 (8.88%) SIEM
16 56 (8.15%) Due Diligence
17 52 (7.57%) Network Management
18 51 (7.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 47 (6.84%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 41 (5.97%) SQL
2 30 (4.37%) PowerShell
3 22 (3.20%) VBScript
4 7 (1.02%) Python
5 3 (0.44%) C
5 3 (0.44%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.15%) C#
6 1 (0.15%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.15%) Ruby
6 1 (0.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 127 (18.49%) ITIL Certification
2 92 (13.39%) Degree
3 89 (12.95%) Cisco Certification
4 88 (12.81%) CCNP
5 71 (10.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 67 (9.75%) CISSP
7 52 (7.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 50 (7.28%) ISEB
8 50 (7.28%) MCSE
9 43 (6.26%) CISM
10 38 (5.53%) Security Cleared
11 35 (5.09%) SC Cleared
12 28 (4.08%) TOGAF Certification
13 24 (3.49%) MCP
13 24 (3.49%) PMI Certification
14 23 (3.35%) PMP
15 22 (3.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 21 (3.06%) CEH
16 21 (3.06%) ISEB Practitioner
17 19 (2.77%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (21.11%) GDPR
2 88 (12.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 52 (7.57%) SLA
4 38 (5.53%) Cyber Essentials
5 33 (4.80%) PCI DSS
6 29 (4.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 29 (4.22%) QA
7 18 (2.62%) GPG13
8 12 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 10 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 152 (22.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 108 (15.72%) Active Directory
3 79 (11.50%) Hyper-V
4 26 (3.78%) Firmware
5 24 (3.49%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (2.77%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (2.47%) XenApp
8 14 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
9 13 (1.89%) vSphere
9 13 (1.89%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.73%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.29%) VMware GSX
12 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 82 (11.94%) SCCM
2 36 (5.24%) WSUS
3 21 (3.06%) Norton AntiVirus
4 18 (2.62%) SCVMM
5 16 (2.33%) QRadar
6 14 (2.04%) SCOM
7 10 (1.46%) Cisco Prime
7 10 (1.46%) WhatsUp Gold
8 9 (1.31%) vCenter Server
8 9 (1.31%) vMotion
9 7 (1.02%) Ansible
9 7 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (1.02%) Puppet
10 6 (0.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 6 (0.87%) NetBackup
11 5 (0.73%) CASB
11 5 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (0.73%) Terraform
12 4 (0.58%) SCOrch
12 4 (0.58%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 226 (32.90%) Cisco
2 216 (31.44%) VMware
3 180 (26.20%) Microsoft
4 162 (23.58%) CheckPoint
5 127 (18.49%) Fortinet
6 118 (17.18%) HP
7 86 (12.52%) Citrix
8 82 (11.94%) F5
9 79 (11.50%) Juniper
10 51 (7.42%) NetApp
11 38 (5.53%) McAfee
12 31 (4.51%) Forcepoint
13 29 (4.22%) IBM
14 27 (3.93%) EMC
15 26 (3.78%) Dell
15 26 (3.78%) SolarWinds
16 22 (3.20%) Meraki
16 22 (3.20%) Symantec
17 17 (2.47%) ServiceNow
18 15 (2.18%) Nimble Storage