Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 52 25 52
Rank change year-on-year -27 +27 -23
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 307 604 468
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.56% 7.72% 4.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.88% 19.17% 13.29%
Number of salaries quoted 216 329 200
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +22.22% +4.65%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,700 £29,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £68,750
England median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +1.82% - +10.00%

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 2,584 3,151 3,522
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 38.40% 40.27% 35.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,996 2,194 2,618
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,175 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 24 January 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 24 January 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
Birmingham -35 132 £65,000 +15.56% 23
Warwickshire +33 57 £42,500 +21.43% 9
Coventry +9 27 £40,000 -33.33% 6
Solihull 0 26 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Staffordshire +5 21 £40,000 +40.35% 8
Shropshire +13 18 £32,500 - 5
Wolverhampton -6 2 - - 1
Worcestershire -11 2 £80,000 +33.33% 3
Dudley - 2 £38,750 -
West Bromwich - 1 £32,500 -
Herefordshire - 1 £27,500 - 1
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 140 (45.60%) VMware
2 126 (41.04%) Windows
2 126 (41.04%) Microsoft
3 122 (39.74%) Cisco
4 109 (35.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 102 (33.22%) Azure
6 79 (25.73%) Firewall
7 77 (25.08%) Active Directory
8 71 (23.13%) ITIL
9 66 (21.50%) Citrix
9 66 (21.50%) SCCM
10 62 (20.20%) LAN
10 62 (20.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 57 (18.57%) Service Delivery
12 56 (18.24%) Linux
13 55 (17.92%) MS Exchange
13 55 (17.92%) WAN
13 55 (17.92%) Wireless
14 54 (17.59%) SQL
15 50 (16.29%) AWS
16 49 (15.96%) McAfee
17 48 (15.64%) Migration
18 46 (14.98%) Windows Server
19 44 (14.33%) Service Management
20 43 (14.01%) Public Cloud
21 42 (13.68%) Presales
21 42 (13.68%) Hyper-V
21 42 (13.68%) Change Management
22 41 (13.36%) DNS
22 41 (13.36%) XenApp

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 55 (17.92%) MS Exchange
2 17 (5.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (2.28%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.28%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.30%) Apache
4 4 (1.30%) IIS
4 4 (1.30%) nginx
5 1 (0.33%) Confluence
5 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 22 (7.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (6.19%) MS Visio
3 17 (5.54%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.33%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.30%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 102 (33.22%) Azure
2 50 (16.29%) AWS
3 37 (12.05%) Office 365
4 24 (7.82%) Cloud Computing
5 22 (7.17%) Azure Active Directory
6 16 (5.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 16 (5.21%) Amazon EC2
6 16 (5.21%) Amazon ECS
6 16 (5.21%) Amazon S3
6 16 (5.21%) AWS CloudFormation
6 16 (5.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (1.95%) GCP
7 6 (1.95%) IaaS
8 3 (0.98%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.65%) iTunes
10 1 (0.33%) Cloudflare
10 1 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.33%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.33%) SaaS
10 1 (0.33%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 79 (25.73%) Firewall
2 62 (20.20%) LAN
3 55 (17.92%) WAN
3 55 (17.92%) Wireless
4 41 (13.36%) DNS
5 36 (11.73%) SAN
6 30 (9.77%) OSPF
7 27 (8.79%) TCP/IP
8 25 (8.14%) DHCP
8 25 (8.14%) VPN
9 23 (7.49%) Internet
10 22 (7.17%) Wi-Fi
11 19 (6.19%) Intrusion Detection
12 17 (5.54%) BGP
13 14 (4.56%) Network Security
13 14 (4.56%) SMS
14 12 (3.91%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (3.58%) VoIP
16 10 (3.26%) IPsec
17 9 (2.93%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 16 (5.21%) Amazon RDS
1 16 (5.21%) Azure SQL Database
2 13 (4.23%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.65%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.33%) Big Data
5 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (1.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.33%) JIRA
2 1 (0.33%) WinDbg
General
1 39 (12.70%) Telecoms
2 26 (8.47%) Public Sector
3 25 (8.14%) Retail
4 18 (5.86%) Finance
5 4 (1.30%) Games
6 1 (0.33%) Back Office
6 1 (0.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 71 (23.13%) Architect
2 46 (14.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 37 (12.05%) Analyst
4 30 (9.77%) Network Engineer
5 27 (8.79%) Solutions Architect
6 24 (7.82%) Support Engineer
7 21 (6.84%) Cloud Architect
8 20 (6.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 19 (6.19%) Cloud Solutions Architect
10 18 (5.86%) Technical Architect
11 17 (5.54%) NOC Engineer
12 16 (5.21%) Senior Network Engineer
13 15 (4.89%) Security Architect
14 13 (4.23%) Cloud Engineer
14 13 (4.23%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
14 13 (4.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 12 (3.91%) Consultant
15 12 (3.91%) Design Engineer
15 12 (3.91%) Installations Engineer
15 12 (3.91%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.54%) Web Services
2 4 (1.30%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.65%) Middleware
4 1 (0.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 43 (14.01%) Public Cloud
2 29 (9.45%) Hybrid Cloud
3 28 (9.12%) Driving Licence
4 26 (8.47%) CCTV
5 25 (8.14%) Self-Motivation
6 23 (7.49%) Private Cloud
7 18 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (4.89%) User Experience
9 12 (3.91%) Digital TV
9 12 (3.91%) e-Learning
10 8 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (2.61%) Management Information System
11 7 (2.28%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (1.30%) Clustering
12 4 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 3 (0.98%) Security Operations Centre
14 2 (0.65%) NHS
14 2 (0.65%) Replication
14 2 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 126 (41.04%) Windows
2 56 (18.24%) Linux
3 46 (14.98%) Windows Server
4 18 (5.86%) Windows 7
5 16 (5.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (4.89%) Windows 10
7 13 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (3.26%) Solaris
9 8 (2.61%) Unix
10 7 (2.28%) SUSE
10 7 (2.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.30%) CatOS
11 4 (1.30%) CentOS
11 4 (1.30%) Fedora
12 2 (0.65%) Android
12 2 (0.65%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.33%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.33%) VMS
13 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (23.13%) ITIL
2 62 (20.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 57 (18.57%) Service Delivery
4 48 (15.64%) Migration
5 44 (14.33%) Service Management
6 42 (13.68%) Change Management
6 42 (13.68%) Presales
7 27 (8.79%) Technical Architecture
8 26 (8.47%) Information Security
8 26 (8.47%) Load Balancing
8 26 (8.47%) Project Management
9 25 (8.14%) Continuous Improvement
10 22 (7.17%) Mentoring
10 22 (7.17%) TOGAF
11 21 (6.84%) Analytics
11 21 (6.84%) Cybersecurity
11 21 (6.84%) Line Management
11 21 (6.84%) Root Cause Analysis
11 21 (6.84%) Security Operations
11 21 (6.84%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 54 (17.59%) SQL
2 11 (3.58%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.30%) VBScript
4 3 (0.98%) Bash Shell
4 3 (0.98%) C
5 2 (0.65%) Java
5 2 (0.65%) Python
6 1 (0.33%) Jython
Qualifications
1 34 (11.07%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (8.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (7.82%) MCSE
4 18 (5.86%) MCSA
4 18 (5.86%) Security Cleared
5 15 (4.89%) CCNA
5 15 (4.89%) CCNP
6 13 (4.23%) CCIE
7 12 (3.91%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (3.26%) SC Cleared
9 7 (2.28%) AWS Certification
10 5 (1.63%) CCDA
11 4 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.98%) CCDP
12 3 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.65%) A+ Certification
13 2 (0.65%) CCA
13 2 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.65%) JNCIS
13 2 (0.65%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (10.10%) SLA
2 6 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.95%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.65%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.65%) PMO
4 1 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.33%) GDPR
4 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 109 (35.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 77 (25.08%) Active Directory
3 42 (13.68%) Hyper-V
4 41 (13.36%) XenApp
5 34 (11.07%) Virtual Machines
6 25 (8.14%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (7.82%) Virtual Servers
8 14 (4.56%) XenDesktop
9 9 (2.93%) vSphere
10 6 (1.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (1.30%) Firmware
11 4 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (1.30%) Postfix
11 4 (1.30%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.33%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 66 (21.50%) SCCM
2 27 (8.79%) WSUS
3 19 (6.19%) SCOM
4 15 (4.89%) Cisco Prime
4 15 (4.89%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (2.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 6 (1.95%) Cisco IPCC
7 5 (1.63%) Backup Exec
7 5 (1.63%) Nagios
8 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (1.30%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.65%) AppDNA
9 2 (0.65%) Cacti
10 1 (0.33%) Control-M
10 1 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.33%) Icinga
10 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 140 (45.60%) VMware
2 126 (41.04%) Microsoft
3 122 (39.74%) Cisco
4 66 (21.50%) Citrix
5 49 (15.96%) McAfee
6 38 (12.38%) NetApp
7 37 (12.05%) HP
7 37 (12.05%) SolarWinds
8 33 (10.75%) 3PAR
9 22 (7.17%) Oracle
10 21 (6.84%) CheckPoint
11 19 (6.19%) Juniper
12 17 (5.54%) Cylance
12 17 (5.54%) Fortinet
12 17 (5.54%) IronPort
13 16 (5.21%) Trend Micro
14 15 (4.89%) Veeam
15 13 (4.23%) Red Hat
16 12 (3.91%) Virgin Media
17 11 (3.58%) ServiceNow