Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
England > West Midlands
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 59 33
Rank change year-on-year +37 -26 +45
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 650 431 718
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.94% 4.31% 6.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 19.80% 11.74% 17.91%
Number of salaries quoted 373 229 319
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% +4.65% -9.47%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,900 £26,200
90th Percentile £78,500 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.80% +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 3,283 3,670 4,008
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 40.11% 36.73% 35.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2,337 2,871 2,933
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.56%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +14 497 £57,500 +9.52% 26
Shropshire +6 30 £32,500 -10.34% 1
Coventry +4 30 £53,000 +45.21% 9
Solihull +22 29 £45,000 +37.40% 7
Wolverhampton +19 18 £41,250 +33.06%
Staffordshire +24 17 £28,500 -20.83% 1
Warwickshire +40 12 £41,000 -31.67% 1
Worcestershire +7 9 £60,000 +41.18% 4
Walsall 0 1 - -
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 311 (47.85%) ITIL
2 239 (36.77%) VMware
3 203 (31.23%) Data Protection
4 201 (30.92%) GDPR
5 199 (30.62%) Cisco
6 189 (29.08%) Service Delivery
7 188 (28.92%) Microsoft
8 181 (27.85%) VMware Infrastructure
9 161 (24.77%) Windows
10 150 (23.08%) Self-Motivation
11 142 (21.85%) Firewall
12 140 (21.54%) Active Directory
13 132 (20.31%) Presales
14 118 (18.15%) HP
15 117 (18.00%) CheckPoint
15 117 (18.00%) Line Management
16 116 (17.85%) Microsoft Azure
17 114 (17.54%) Hyper-V
18 112 (17.23%) ITIL Certification
19 108 (16.62%) SCCM
20 100 (15.38%) WAN
21 95 (14.62%) Service Management
22 94 (14.46%) Citrix
22 94 (14.46%) Project Management
23 93 (14.31%) Amazon AWS
24 85 (13.08%) Windows Server
25 84 (12.92%) Continuous Improvement
25 84 (12.92%) Degree
26 83 (12.77%) Fortinet
26 83 (12.77%) 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 62 (9.54%) SharePoint
2 32 (4.92%) SharePoint Server
3 20 (3.08%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.23%) IIS
5 7 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (0.92%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.62%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 60 (9.23%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.92%) assyst
2 5 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.62%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.46%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 116 (17.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 93 (14.31%) Amazon AWS
3 57 (8.77%) Office 365
4 27 (4.15%) Amazon S3
4 27 (4.15%) AWS CloudFormation
5 26 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 24 (3.69%) Amazon EC2
7 23 (3.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 23 (3.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 21 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (3.23%) IaaS
9 18 (2.77%) PaaS
10 7 (1.08%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (0.77%) AWS CloudTrail
11 5 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.62%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (0.62%) Yammer
13 1 (0.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 142 (21.85%) Firewall
2 100 (15.38%) WAN
3 82 (12.62%) LAN
4 77 (11.85%) DNS
5 60 (9.23%) DHCP
6 58 (8.92%) OSPF
7 39 (6.00%) Cisco ASA
7 39 (6.00%) VPN
8 32 (4.92%) BGP
9 28 (4.31%) Cisco Nexus
10 21 (3.23%) VoIP
11 20 (3.08%) FWSM
11 20 (3.08%) MPLS
11 20 (3.08%) Wireless
12 19 (2.92%) TCP/IP
13 18 (2.77%) Network Security
14 17 (2.62%) Wi-Fi
15 16 (2.46%) Internet
15 16 (2.46%) IPsec
16 13 (2.00%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (4.31%) Big Data
2 27 (4.15%) Amazon RDS
3 23 (3.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 23 (3.54%) Azure SQL Database
4 18 (2.77%) SQL Server
5 15 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (0.77%) DB2
6 5 (0.77%) MySQL
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.15%) RavenDB
7 1 (0.15%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (2.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (1.38%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.08%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.15%) Toad
General
1 52 (8.00%) Finance
2 25 (3.85%) Publishing
3 18 (2.77%) Retail
4 17 (2.62%) Manufacturing
5 16 (2.46%) Law
6 13 (2.00%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.23%) Billing
7 8 (1.23%) Legal
7 8 (1.23%) Marketing
8 7 (1.08%) Games
9 3 (0.46%) Back Office
10 1 (0.15%) Banking
10 1 (0.15%) French Language
10 1 (0.15%) German Language
10 1 (0.15%) Local Government
10 1 (0.15%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 162 (24.92%) Architect
2 74 (11.38%) Solutions Architect
3 61 (9.38%) Network Engineer
4 55 (8.46%) Technical Architect
5 54 (8.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 41 (6.31%) Technical Leader
7 33 (5.08%) Team Leader
8 29 (4.46%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 27 (4.15%) Technical Support
10 26 (4.00%) Security Manager
11 25 (3.85%) IT Manager
11 25 (3.85%) Project Manager
11 25 (3.85%) Service Manager
12 24 (3.69%) Cloud Architect
12 24 (3.69%) Infrastructure Manager
12 24 (3.69%) Network Architect
12 24 (3.69%) Senior Network Engineer
13 23 (3.54%) Senior Manager
14 22 (3.38%) Analyst
14 22 (3.38%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (4.62%) Web Services
2 5 (0.77%) .NET
3 2 (0.31%) COM
3 2 (0.31%) JSON
4 1 (0.15%) LDAP
4 1 (0.15%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 150 (23.08%) Self-Motivation
2 35 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (4.46%) Private Cloud
4 28 (4.31%) Management Information System
5 27 (4.15%) Public Cloud
6 26 (4.00%) CMDB
6 26 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
7 18 (2.77%) PKI
8 7 (1.08%) Clustering
9 6 (0.92%) CCTV
10 5 (0.77%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.62%) CESG
11 4 (0.62%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.62%) Freedom of Information
11 4 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.46%) Cyberthreat
12 3 (0.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (0.46%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.46%) Replication
13 2 (0.31%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 161 (24.77%) Windows
2 85 (13.08%) Windows Server
3 47 (7.23%) Linux
4 42 (6.46%) Windows 7
5 41 (6.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (6.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (4.15%) Windows 10
8 27 (4.15%) Windows 8
9 6 (0.92%) Unix
10 4 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.62%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.31%) SUSE
12 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.15%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (47.85%) ITIL
2 203 (31.23%) Data Protection
3 189 (29.08%) Service Delivery
4 132 (20.31%) Presales
5 117 (18.00%) Line Management
6 95 (14.62%) Service Management
7 94 (14.46%) Project Management
8 84 (12.92%) Continuous Improvement
9 83 (12.77%) PRINCE2
10 70 (10.77%) Root Cause Analysis
11 69 (10.62%) TOGAF
12 59 (9.08%) Computer Science
12 59 (9.08%) ITIL V3
12 59 (9.08%) Software Engineering
13 58 (8.92%) Change Management
14 57 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 57 (8.77%) Technical Architecture
15 52 (8.00%) Information Security
16 50 (7.69%) Network Management
17 49 (7.54%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 57 (8.77%) SQL
2 29 (4.46%) PowerShell
3 19 (2.92%) VBScript
4 9 (1.38%) C
5 7 (1.08%) Python
6 3 (0.46%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.31%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.15%) Java
8 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.15%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 112 (17.23%) ITIL Certification
2 84 (12.92%) Degree
3 68 (10.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 59 (9.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 58 (8.92%) Cisco Certification
5 58 (8.92%) MCSE
6 55 (8.46%) CCNP
7 51 (7.85%) CISSP
8 41 (6.31%) Security Cleared
9 38 (5.85%) ISEB
10 33 (5.08%) CISM
11 32 (4.92%) SC Cleared
12 29 (4.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 28 (4.31%) TOGAF Certification
14 26 (4.00%) MCSA
15 23 (3.54%) MCITP
16 19 (2.92%) MCP
17 18 (2.77%) CCIE
18 17 (2.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 16 (2.46%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 201 (30.92%) GDPR
2 63 (9.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 54 (8.31%) SLA
4 26 (4.00%) Cyber Essentials
5 23 (3.54%) PCI DSS
6 22 (3.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 18 (2.77%) QA
8 15 (2.31%) GPG13
9 9 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 181 (27.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 140 (21.54%) Active Directory
3 114 (17.54%) Hyper-V
4 33 (5.08%) Firmware
5 31 (4.77%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (2.15%) XenApp
7 11 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (1.54%) XenDesktop
9 7 (1.08%) vSphere
10 4 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.31%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 108 (16.62%) SCCM
2 45 (6.92%) WSUS
3 40 (6.15%) Norton AntiVirus
4 24 (3.69%) SCOM
5 13 (2.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 13 (2.00%) SCVMM
6 9 (1.38%) NetBackup
6 9 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (1.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 8 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
7 8 (1.23%) SCOrch
8 7 (1.08%) Ansible
8 7 (1.08%) Cisco Prime
8 7 (1.08%) Puppet
8 7 (1.08%) Terraform
9 6 (0.92%) Backup Exec
9 6 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.62%) Nagios
11 4 (0.62%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 239 (36.77%) VMware
2 199 (30.62%) Cisco
3 188 (28.92%) Microsoft
4 118 (18.15%) HP
5 117 (18.00%) CheckPoint
6 94 (14.46%) Citrix
7 83 (12.77%) Fortinet
8 59 (9.08%) NetApp
9 53 (8.15%) F5
10 50 (7.69%) McAfee
11 48 (7.38%) Juniper
12 46 (7.08%) Dell
13 42 (6.46%) Symantec
14 40 (6.15%) IBM
15 36 (5.54%) Forcepoint
16 28 (4.31%) EMC
17 19 (2.92%) 3PAR
17 19 (2.92%) Nimble Storage
18 16 (2.46%) ServiceNow
19 15 (2.31%) SolarWinds