Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 31 55
Rank change year-on-year -10 +24 -15
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 532 681 476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.42% 6.60% 4.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.77% 17.95% 12.80%
Number of salaries quoted 211 310 323
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.95% -2.22% -18.18%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,400 £28,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,625 £70,670
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% 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 3,601 3,793 3,719
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 36.66% 36.74% 33.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2,668 2,817 2,943
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £64,650 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 February 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 24 February 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 -1 383 £57,500 +9.52% 6
Coventry 0 43 £37,500 -25.00% 5
Shropshire +16 22 £35,000 - 3
Staffordshire +3 17 £35,500 -11.25% 2
Warwickshire -2 17 £60,000 +60.00% 2
Wolverhampton - 16 £31,000 - 3
Solihull -6 13 £35,000 -9.68% 2
Worcestershire -14 6 £41,250 +10.00% 4
Walsall +2 5 £43,750 +38.89%
Dudley +5 1 £42,500 +63.46%
West Bromwich +1 1 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 284 (53.38%) ITIL
2 235 (44.17%) Microsoft
3 211 (39.66%) Service Delivery
4 189 (35.53%) VMware
5 137 (25.75%) Windows
6 134 (25.19%) VMware Infrastructure
7 130 (24.44%) Line Management
8 115 (21.62%) Degree
9 114 (21.43%) Active Directory
9 114 (21.43%) Citrix
9 114 (21.43%) Service Management
10 112 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
10 112 (21.05%) Presales
11 110 (20.68%) Cisco
12 101 (18.98%) Continuous Improvement
13 99 (18.61%) Firewall
14 91 (17.11%) Windows Server
15 88 (16.54%) WAN
16 86 (16.17%) Project Management
17 84 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
17 84 (15.79%) Change Management
18 82 (15.41%) CheckPoint
19 81 (15.23%) Amazon AWS
20 74 (13.91%) Computer Science Degree
21 73 (13.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
22 72 (13.53%) Hyper-V
23 71 (13.35%) Fortinet
24 70 (13.16%) HP
25 68 (12.78%) LAN
26 67 (12.59%) Computer Science

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 (9.21%) MS Exchange
2 38 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (4.89%) IIS
4 13 (2.44%) Apache
5 6 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (0.94%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.75%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.56%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 1 (0.19%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.19%) nginx
Applications
1 37 (6.95%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.13%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.32%) assyst
2 5 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 112 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (15.23%) Amazon AWS
3 58 (10.90%) Office 365
4 27 (5.08%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (3.57%) IaaS
6 18 (3.38%) PaaS
7 9 (1.69%) SaaS
8 7 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.38%) Yammer
12 1 (0.19%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 99 (18.61%) Firewall
2 88 (16.54%) WAN
3 68 (12.78%) LAN
4 66 (12.41%) DNS
5 50 (9.40%) OSPF
6 46 (8.65%) VPN
7 44 (8.27%) DHCP
8 36 (6.77%) BGP
8 36 (6.77%) TCP/IP
9 35 (6.58%) MPLS
10 33 (6.20%) Cisco ASA
10 33 (6.20%) Network Security
10 33 (6.20%) SAN
11 30 (5.64%) NetScaler
12 29 (5.45%) Cisco Nexus
13 28 (5.26%) SNMP
13 28 (5.26%) VLAN
14 21 (3.95%) FWSM
14 21 (3.95%) Wireless
15 20 (3.76%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.01%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.63%) MySQL
3 6 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.38%) DB2
7 1 (0.19%) Big Data
7 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.19%) DataStax
7 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.19%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 9 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.94%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.19%) GoCD
3 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 59 (11.09%) Finance
2 25 (4.70%) Retail
3 21 (3.95%) Telecoms
4 20 (3.76%) Legal
5 16 (3.01%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.07%) Publishing
7 8 (1.50%) Marketing
8 7 (1.32%) Billing
8 7 (1.32%) Law
9 4 (0.75%) Back Office
10 3 (0.56%) Automotive
10 3 (0.56%) Games
11 2 (0.38%) Banking
11 2 (0.38%) French Language
11 2 (0.38%) German Language
11 2 (0.38%) Polish Language
11 2 (0.38%) Russian Language
11 2 (0.38%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.19%) Advertising
12 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 87 (16.35%) Architect
2 66 (12.41%) Technical Manager
3 62 (11.65%) Technical Services Manager
4 60 (11.28%) Service Manager
5 48 (9.02%) Solutions Architect
6 42 (7.89%) Technical Specialist
7 41 (7.71%) Analyst
8 29 (5.45%) Infrastructure Manager
9 25 (4.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 25 (4.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 25 (4.70%) Project Manager
10 24 (4.51%) Network Engineer
11 22 (4.14%) Senior Manager
11 22 (4.14%) Technical Leader
12 21 (3.95%) Security Architect
12 21 (3.95%) Security Solutions Architect
13 17 (3.20%) IT Manager
13 17 (3.20%) Operations Analyst
13 17 (3.20%) Technical Engineer
13 17 (3.20%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.88%) LDAP
2 8 (1.50%) .NET
3 7 (1.32%) REST
4 4 (0.75%) JSON
4 4 (0.75%) SOAP
4 4 (0.75%) Web Services
4 4 (0.75%) XML
5 1 (0.19%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 67 (12.59%) Computer Science
2 65 (12.22%) Public Cloud
3 36 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (5.45%) CMDB
5 22 (4.14%) Clustering
6 16 (3.01%) Management Information System
6 16 (3.01%) Private Cloud
7 12 (2.26%) Cyberthreat
7 12 (2.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 11 (2.07%) CCTV
8 11 (2.07%) Driving Licence
8 11 (2.07%) PKI
9 10 (1.88%) AS400
9 10 (1.88%) FlexPod
9 10 (1.88%) iSeries
10 9 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.32%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.94%) BYOD
12 5 (0.94%) Fintech
12 5 (0.94%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 137 (25.75%) Windows
2 91 (17.11%) Windows Server
3 47 (8.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 44 (8.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (6.02%) Linux
6 29 (5.45%) Windows 10
7 26 (4.89%) Windows 7
8 17 (3.20%) Windows XP
9 14 (2.63%) Unix
10 12 (2.26%) Windows 8
11 10 (1.88%) Windows Vista
12 9 (1.69%) CentOS
13 7 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.94%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.38%) Debian
16 2 (0.38%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.38%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.38%) Windows NT
17 1 (0.19%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (53.38%) ITIL
2 211 (39.66%) Service Delivery
3 130 (24.44%) Line Management
4 114 (21.43%) Service Management
5 112 (21.05%) Presales
6 101 (18.98%) Continuous Improvement
7 86 (16.17%) Project Management
8 84 (15.79%) Change Management
9 66 (12.41%) Software Engineering
10 60 (11.28%) PRINCE2
11 54 (10.15%) ITIL V3
12 46 (8.65%) Root Cause Analysis
13 45 (8.46%) Matrix Management
14 44 (8.27%) Requirements Analysis
15 42 (7.89%) Load Balancing
16 38 (7.14%) SIEM
17 34 (6.39%) Business Development
18 31 (5.83%) Validation
19 30 (5.64%) Agile Software Development
20 29 (5.45%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 31 (5.83%) PowerShell
2 22 (4.14%) SQL
3 17 (3.20%) VBScript
4 11 (2.07%) Python
5 10 (1.88%) Bash Shell
6 8 (1.50%) Java
7 7 (1.32%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.32%) Perl
7 7 (1.32%) Ruby
8 3 (0.56%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.19%) C
9 1 (0.19%) Jython
9 1 (0.19%) Korn
9 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 115 (21.62%) Degree
2 84 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
3 74 (13.91%) Computer Science Degree
4 62 (11.65%) CCNP
5 52 (9.77%) ITIL Certification
6 43 (8.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 37 (6.95%) CISSP
8 33 (6.20%) CCNA
8 33 (6.20%) MCP
9 31 (5.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 25 (4.70%) MCSE
11 22 (4.14%) ISEB
12 19 (3.57%) PMI Certification
12 19 (3.57%) PMP
12 19 (3.57%) SC Cleared
12 19 (3.57%) Security Cleared
13 17 (3.20%) CCDP
13 17 (3.20%) CEH
14 14 (2.63%) CISM
15 13 (2.44%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (8.65%) SLA
2 26 (4.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (2.63%) QA
4 12 (2.26%) PCI DSS
5 9 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (1.32%) PMO
7 6 (1.13%) GPG13
8 4 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 4 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.56%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.19%) COBIT
10 1 (0.19%) GDPR
System Software
1 134 (25.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 114 (21.43%) Active Directory
3 72 (13.53%) Hyper-V
4 35 (6.58%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (5.83%) XenApp
6 30 (5.64%) Virtual Machines
6 30 (5.64%) vSphere
7 29 (5.45%) Microsoft App-V
7 29 (5.45%) XenDesktop
8 10 (1.88%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (1.50%) Docker
10 6 (1.13%) Forefront TMG
10 6 (1.13%) ISA Server
11 5 (0.94%) Firmware
11 5 (0.94%) Squid
12 4 (0.75%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.19%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 73 (13.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 50 (9.40%) SCVMM
3 29 (5.45%) SCCM
4 20 (3.76%) QRadar
5 19 (3.57%) vCenter Server
6 16 (3.01%) vMotion
7 14 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
8 13 (2.44%) SCOM
9 12 (2.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 11 (2.07%) Cisco Prime
10 11 (2.07%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 11 (2.07%) SCOrch
11 9 (1.69%) WSUS
12 8 (1.50%) Ansible
13 7 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
13 7 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (1.32%) Puppet
13 7 (1.32%) Salt
14 6 (1.13%) PowerCLI
15 5 (0.94%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 235 (44.17%) Microsoft
2 189 (35.53%) VMware
3 114 (21.43%) Citrix
4 110 (20.68%) Cisco
5 82 (15.41%) CheckPoint
6 71 (13.35%) Fortinet
7 70 (13.16%) HP
8 60 (11.28%) Juniper
9 44 (8.27%) F5
10 36 (6.77%) IBM
11 34 (6.39%) BMC
12 31 (5.83%) SolarWinds
13 28 (5.26%) Brocade
14 21 (3.95%) NetApp
15 17 (3.20%) Meraki
16 16 (3.01%) Ivanti
17 14 (2.63%) McAfee
18 12 (2.26%) Apple
18 12 (2.26%) EMC
18 12 (2.26%) Forcepoint