Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 45 29
Rank change year-on-year +22 -16 +23
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 707 508 785
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.49% 5.19% 6.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.92% 12.97% 16.43%
Number of salaries quoted 259 281 395
West Midlands median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% +5.26% -12.04%
10th Percentile £32,350 £30,125 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £60,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +4.00%

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 3,737 3,917 4,778
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 39.61% 40.01% 38.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2,622 3,093 3,537
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £23,783 £23,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £57,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,602 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.80% -0.80% +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 20 June 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 20 June 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 +9 559 £57,500 +9.52% 15
Coventry +17 45 £32,500 -10.96% 7
Staffordshire +11 18 £35,500 +6.37% 6
Warwickshire +9 17 £61,000 +52.50% 3
Worcestershire +17 16 £45,000 +15.38% 1
Wolverhampton -4 14 £35,000 +12.90% 2
Shropshire +5 11 £40,000 +14.29% 5
Solihull +10 9 £42,500 +21.43%
Walsall -1 3 £45,000 +63.64%
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 420 (59.41%) ITIL
2 326 (46.11%) Service Delivery
3 246 (34.79%) VMware
4 237 (33.52%) Microsoft
5 220 (31.12%) Cisco
6 210 (29.70%) Self-Motivation
7 192 (27.16%) CheckPoint
8 190 (26.87%) Degree
9 185 (26.17%) Presales
10 174 (24.61%) Fortinet
11 171 (24.19%) Firewall
12 166 (23.48%) VMware Infrastructure
13 162 (22.91%) Continuous Improvement
14 156 (22.07%) Windows
15 147 (20.79%) Computer Science Degree
16 142 (20.08%) Computer Science
17 141 (19.94%) WAN
18 139 (19.66%) ITIL Certification
18 139 (19.66%) Line Management
19 132 (18.67%) Cisco Certification
19 132 (18.67%) Software Engineering
20 124 (17.54%) HP
21 121 (17.11%) Root Cause Analysis
22 120 (16.97%) Citrix
23 116 (16.41%) CCNP
24 114 (16.12%) Juniper
25 109 (15.42%) Service Management
26 108 (15.28%) LAN
27 103 (14.57%) Active Directory
28 102 (14.43%) F5

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 43 (6.08%) MS Exchange
2 36 (5.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (3.11%) IIS
4 10 (1.41%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.42%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.14%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.14%) nginx
Applications
1 57 (8.06%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (2.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.41%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.41%) HFM
2 6 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.71%) assyst
3 5 (0.71%) Hyperion Planning
3 5 (0.71%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 100 (14.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 88 (12.45%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (6.08%) Office 365
4 31 (4.38%) IaaS
5 28 (3.96%) Amazon EC2
5 28 (3.96%) PaaS
6 8 (1.13%) CloudFront
7 6 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (0.85%) SaaS
8 3 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.28%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 171 (24.19%) Firewall
2 141 (19.94%) WAN
3 108 (15.28%) LAN
4 97 (13.72%) VPN
5 96 (13.58%) OSPF
6 66 (9.34%) Cisco ASA
7 59 (8.35%) DNS
8 57 (8.06%) BGP
9 55 (7.78%) Cisco Nexus
9 55 (7.78%) FWSM
10 54 (7.64%) DHCP
11 49 (6.93%) Network Security
12 41 (5.80%) MPLS
13 39 (5.52%) Wireless
14 38 (5.37%) Cisco Firepower
14 38 (5.37%) IPsec
14 38 (5.37%) NetScaler
14 38 (5.37%) SNMP
15 36 (5.09%) VLAN
16 30 (4.24%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.69%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
4 10 (1.41%) Essbase
5 8 (1.13%) MongoDB
5 8 (1.13%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.42%) Big Data
6 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.14%) DataStax
7 1 (0.14%) MySQL
7 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.14%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 36 (5.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (1.13%) GoCD
2 8 (1.13%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 74 (10.47%) Finance
2 21 (2.97%) Publishing
3 20 (2.83%) Legal
4 18 (2.55%) Retail
5 17 (2.40%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.98%) Games
6 14 (1.98%) Law
6 14 (1.98%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.70%) Marketing
8 8 (1.13%) Billing
9 4 (0.57%) Back Office
10 3 (0.42%) Automotive
11 2 (0.28%) French Language
11 2 (0.28%) German Language
11 2 (0.28%) Polish Language
11 2 (0.28%) Russian Language
11 2 (0.28%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.14%) Advertising
12 1 (0.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 152 (21.50%) Architect
2 80 (11.32%) Solutions Architect
3 55 (7.78%) Service Manager
4 54 (7.64%) Technical Manager
4 54 (7.64%) Technical Services Manager
5 52 (7.36%) Technical Specialist
6 51 (7.21%) Security Architect
7 49 (6.93%) Security Solutions Architect
8 43 (6.08%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 39 (5.52%) Network Architect
10 38 (5.37%) Network Engineer
11 37 (5.23%) Analyst
12 36 (5.09%) Infrastructure Manager
12 36 (5.09%) SCCM Engineer
13 31 (4.38%) Senior Network Engineer
14 28 (3.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 27 (3.82%) Project Manager
15 27 (3.82%) Team Leader
15 27 (3.82%) Technical Leader
16 25 (3.54%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.69%) LDAP
2 11 (1.56%) Web Services
3 8 (1.13%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (0.71%) COM
5 3 (0.42%) REST
6 2 (0.28%) .NET
6 2 (0.28%) Middleware
7 1 (0.14%) Ajax
7 1 (0.14%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.14%) jQuery
7 1 (0.14%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.14%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 210 (29.70%) Self-Motivation
2 142 (20.08%) Computer Science
3 60 (8.49%) Public Cloud
4 43 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (6.08%) CMDB
5 38 (5.37%) PKI
6 37 (5.23%) Management Information System
7 27 (3.82%) Cyberthreat
7 27 (3.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 20 (2.83%) CCTV
9 18 (2.55%) Driving Licence
10 17 (2.40%) Private Cloud
11 16 (2.26%) FlexPod
12 14 (1.98%) Hybrid Cloud
13 13 (1.84%) Client/Server
14 11 (1.56%) AS400
14 11 (1.56%) iSeries
15 7 (0.99%) BYOD
15 7 (0.99%) Virtual Team
16 5 (0.71%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 156 (22.07%) Windows
2 91 (12.87%) Windows Server
3 55 (7.78%) Windows 7
4 47 (6.65%) Windows 10
5 37 (5.23%) Linux
6 26 (3.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (2.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (2.40%) Windows XP
9 15 (2.12%) Unix
10 11 (1.56%) Windows Vista
11 9 (1.27%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.42%) CentOS
13 3 (0.42%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.42%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.28%) Android
14 2 (0.28%) Debian
15 1 (0.14%) AIX
15 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (59.41%) ITIL
2 326 (46.11%) Service Delivery
3 185 (26.17%) Presales
4 162 (22.91%) Continuous Improvement
5 139 (19.66%) Line Management
6 132 (18.67%) Software Engineering
7 121 (17.11%) Root Cause Analysis
8 109 (15.42%) Service Management
9 101 (14.29%) Due Diligence
9 101 (14.29%) Project Management
10 95 (13.44%) ITIL V3
11 89 (12.59%) Load Balancing
12 86 (12.16%) PRINCE2
13 79 (11.17%) SIEM
13 79 (11.17%) Tech Ops
14 71 (10.04%) Requirements Analysis
15 61 (8.63%) Change Management
16 58 (8.20%) Information Security
17 57 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
18 48 (6.79%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (6.51%) PowerShell
2 37 (5.23%) VBScript
3 29 (4.10%) SQL
4 14 (1.98%) Bash Shell
5 11 (1.56%) Python
6 8 (1.13%) Java
6 8 (1.13%) Jython
7 3 (0.42%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.28%) C
9 1 (0.14%) C#
9 1 (0.14%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.14%) Korn
9 1 (0.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 190 (26.87%) Degree
2 147 (20.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 139 (19.66%) ITIL Certification
4 132 (18.67%) Cisco Certification
5 116 (16.41%) CCNP
6 65 (9.19%) CISSP
7 57 (8.06%) MCP
8 53 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 50 (7.07%) MCSE
10 44 (6.22%) ISEB
11 43 (6.08%) CCDP
12 40 (5.66%) PMI Certification
12 40 (5.66%) PMP
13 31 (4.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 30 (4.24%) CCNA
15 28 (3.96%) SC Cleared
15 28 (3.96%) Security Cleared
16 27 (3.82%) CISM
17 26 (3.68%) CEH
18 22 (3.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (12.02%) SLA
2 71 (10.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 42 (5.94%) Cyber Essentials
4 33 (4.67%) GDPR
5 30 (4.24%) PCI DSS
6 21 (2.97%) QA
7 20 (2.83%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 17 (2.40%) GPG13
9 10 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (1.27%) PMO
11 6 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 1 (0.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 166 (23.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 103 (14.57%) Active Directory
3 74 (10.47%) Hyper-V
4 48 (6.79%) VMware ESXi
5 40 (5.66%) vSphere
6 39 (5.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 39 (5.52%) XenApp
6 39 (5.52%) XenDesktop
7 21 (2.97%) Virtual Machines
8 19 (2.69%) Firmware
9 16 (2.26%) VMware NSX
10 8 (1.13%) Docker
10 8 (1.13%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (1.13%) Xen
11 3 (0.42%) Squid
12 2 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.28%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.28%) VMware GSX
13 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 61 (8.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 60 (8.49%) SCVMM
3 51 (7.21%) SCCM
4 36 (5.09%) QRadar
5 31 (4.38%) vCenter Server
5 31 (4.38%) vMotion
6 20 (2.83%) WSUS
7 17 (2.40%) Cisco Prime
7 17 (2.40%) WhatsUp Gold
8 16 (2.26%) CASB
9 8 (1.13%) Ansible
9 8 (1.13%) Graphite
9 8 (1.13%) Kibana
9 8 (1.13%) Kubernetes
9 8 (1.13%) logstash
9 8 (1.13%) Nagios
10 7 (0.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 6 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 6 (0.85%) PowerCLI
11 6 (0.85%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 246 (34.79%) VMware
2 237 (33.52%) Microsoft
3 220 (31.12%) Cisco
4 192 (27.16%) CheckPoint
5 174 (24.61%) Fortinet
6 124 (17.54%) HP
7 120 (16.97%) Citrix
8 114 (16.12%) Juniper
9 102 (14.43%) F5
10 40 (5.66%) IBM
11 35 (4.95%) SolarWinds
12 34 (4.81%) NetApp
13 33 (4.67%) Meraki
14 32 (4.53%) Ivanti
15 30 (4.24%) BMC
16 27 (3.82%) Forcepoint
16 27 (3.82%) Tufin
17 23 (3.25%) Brocade
17 23 (3.25%) EMC
18 21 (2.97%) McAfee