Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 44 21 55
Rank change year-on-year -23 +34 -24
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 387 675 459
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.21% 7.74% 4.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.52% 20.46% 12.44%
Number of salaries quoted 315 343 249
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +21.05% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £76,500 £78,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +3.96%

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 2,862 3,299 3,691
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 38.55% 37.81% 37.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2,110 2,333 2,939
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £24,750 £25,700
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.90% +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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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 -13 221 £65,000 +13.04% 18
Solihull +4 41 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Warwickshire +6 28 £40,000 -20.00% 5
Shropshire +12 22 £33,000 -17.50% 1
Coventry 0 22 £40,000 - 4
Staffordshire -1 13 £40,000 +40.35% 5
Worcestershire -6 12 £49,500 +10.00% 1
Dudley - 3 £38,750 -
Herefordshire - 2 £32,000 - 3
Wolverhampton +1 1 £40,500 +8.00%
West Bromwich - 1 £57,500 -
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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.

1 146 (37.73%) VMware
2 135 (34.88%) Cisco
3 124 (32.04%) Microsoft
4 121 (31.27%) Azure
5 120 (31.01%) Windows
6 116 (29.97%) VMware Infrastructure
7 98 (25.32%) Service Delivery
8 89 (23.00%) Firewall
9 87 (22.48%) Active Directory
10 86 (22.22%) ITIL
11 78 (20.16%) SCCM
12 74 (19.12%) Citrix
13 66 (17.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 64 (16.54%) Cisco Certification
14 64 (16.54%) Migration
14 64 (16.54%) AWS
15 61 (15.76%) Hyper-V
15 61 (15.76%) Wireless
16 52 (13.44%) Self-Motivation
17 51 (13.18%) WAN
17 51 (13.18%) Windows Server
18 50 (12.92%) SQL
19 49 (12.66%) Public Cloud
20 48 (12.40%) Load Balancing
20 48 (12.40%) Linux
21 47 (12.14%) Presales
22 46 (11.89%) CCNP
22 46 (11.89%) Service Management
23 45 (11.63%) Project Management
24 43 (11.11%) McAfee

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 35 (9.04%) MS Exchange
2 18 (4.65%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (1.81%) IIS
3 7 (1.81%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (1.03%) Apache
4 4 (1.03%) nginx
5 3 (0.78%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.52%) JBoss
6 2 (0.52%) WildFly
7 1 (0.26%) Confluence
7 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 21 (5.43%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (3.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.52%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.07%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 121 (31.27%) Azure
2 64 (16.54%) AWS
3 38 (9.82%) Office 365
4 29 (7.49%) Cloud Computing
5 28 (7.24%) Amazon EC2
5 28 (7.24%) Azure Active Directory
5 28 (7.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 27 (6.98%) Amazon S3
7 24 (6.20%) IaaS
8 21 (5.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 21 (5.43%) Amazon ECS
8 21 (5.43%) AWS CloudFormation
9 18 (4.65%) PaaS
10 7 (1.81%) Amazon Glacier
11 4 (1.03%) IBM Cloud
12 3 (0.78%) GCP
13 2 (0.52%) SaaS
14 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.26%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 89 (23.00%) Firewall
2 61 (15.76%) Wireless
3 51 (13.18%) WAN
4 42 (10.85%) SAN
5 41 (10.59%) LAN
6 39 (10.08%) OSPF
7 32 (8.27%) DNS
8 28 (7.24%) Cisco ASA
9 25 (6.46%) Intrusion Detection
10 23 (5.94%) DHCP
11 22 (5.68%) VPN
12 17 (4.39%) BGP
12 17 (4.39%) Wi-Fi
13 16 (4.13%) MPLS
14 15 (3.88%) EIGRP
15 12 (3.10%) Network Security
16 11 (2.84%) IPsec
17 10 (2.58%) Cisco Nexus
17 10 (2.58%) VoIP
18 9 (2.33%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 21 (5.43%) Amazon RDS
1 21 (5.43%) Azure SQL Database
2 6 (1.55%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.26%) Big Data
4 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.26%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.26%) JIRA
General
1 30 (7.75%) Public Sector
2 27 (6.98%) Finance
3 22 (5.68%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.62%) Retail
5 3 (0.78%) Games
6 1 (0.26%) Billing
6 1 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 113 (29.20%) Architect
2 57 (14.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 52 (13.44%) Network Engineer
4 38 (9.82%) Technical Architect
5 32 (8.27%) Solutions Architect
6 29 (7.49%) Infrastructure Manager
6 29 (7.49%) Senior Network Engineer
7 26 (6.72%) Cloud Architect
8 24 (6.20%) Cloud Engineer
9 22 (5.68%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 21 (5.43%) Security Architect
11 17 (4.39%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
11 17 (4.39%) Network Architect
12 16 (4.13%) Cloud Solutions Architect
13 15 (3.88%) Team Leader
14 14 (3.62%) Analyst
15 13 (3.36%) SCCM Architect
15 13 (3.36%) Senior Cloud Engineer
16 12 (3.10%) Consultant
17 10 (2.58%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.75%) Web Services
2 7 (1.81%) YAML
3 2 (0.52%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.52%) Middleware
4 1 (0.26%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 52 (13.44%) Self-Motivation
2 49 (12.66%) Public Cloud
3 28 (7.24%) Private Cloud
4 26 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (5.94%) Hybrid Cloud
6 20 (5.17%) Virtual Team
7 16 (4.13%) Driving Licence
8 13 (3.36%) CCTV
9 12 (3.10%) Management Information System
10 9 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.55%) Digital TV
11 6 (1.55%) e-Learning
11 6 (1.55%) User Experience
12 5 (1.29%) Clustering
13 4 (1.03%) Security Operations Centre
14 2 (0.52%) CMDB
14 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.52%) Fat Client
14 2 (0.52%) Mainframe
14 2 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 120 (31.01%) Windows
2 51 (13.18%) Windows Server
3 48 (12.40%) Linux
4 20 (5.17%) Windows 7
5 15 (3.88%) Unix
5 15 (3.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (3.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (3.36%) Solaris
8 12 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (2.58%) SUSE
10 8 (2.07%) Windows 10
11 4 (1.03%) CentOS
11 4 (1.03%) Fedora
11 4 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.52%) CatOS
12 2 (0.52%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.26%) AIX
13 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (25.32%) Service Delivery
2 86 (22.22%) ITIL
3 66 (17.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 64 (16.54%) Migration
5 48 (12.40%) Load Balancing
6 47 (12.14%) Presales
7 46 (11.89%) Service Management
8 45 (11.63%) Project Management
9 39 (10.08%) Line Management
10 34 (8.79%) Information Security
10 34 (8.79%) Root Cause Analysis
11 33 (8.53%) Product Roadmap
11 33 (8.53%) Technical Architecture
12 30 (7.75%) TOGAF
13 26 (6.72%) Agile Software Development
13 26 (6.72%) Change Management
14 22 (5.68%) Analytics
14 22 (5.68%) Security Operations
14 22 (5.68%) SIEM
14 22 (5.68%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 50 (12.92%) SQL
2 17 (4.39%) PowerShell
3 7 (1.81%) Python
4 3 (0.78%) Java
5 2 (0.52%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.52%) C
5 2 (0.52%) VBScript
6 1 (0.26%) Jython
Qualifications
1 64 (16.54%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (11.89%) CCNP
3 40 (10.34%) CCNA
4 32 (8.27%) MCSE
4 32 (8.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (6.72%) ITIL Certification
6 20 (5.17%) MCSA
7 19 (4.91%) Security Cleared
8 13 (3.36%) CCIE
9 9 (2.33%) CCDA
9 9 (2.33%) SC Cleared
10 8 (2.07%) Degree
11 5 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (1.03%) CCDP
13 3 (0.78%) CISM
13 3 (0.78%) CISSP
13 3 (0.78%) CRISC
13 3 (0.78%) ISEB
13 3 (0.78%) RHCE
14 2 (0.52%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.17%) SLA
2 12 (3.10%) PCI DSS
3 9 (2.33%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 116 (29.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 87 (22.48%) Active Directory
3 61 (15.76%) Hyper-V
4 31 (8.01%) Virtual Machines
5 29 (7.49%) XenApp
6 28 (7.24%) Virtual Servers
7 16 (4.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 10 (2.58%) XenDesktop
9 8 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.03%) Postfix
10 4 (1.03%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.52%) Firmware
11 2 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.52%) NLBS
11 2 (0.52%) Xen
12 1 (0.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.26%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 78 (20.16%) SCCM
2 33 (8.53%) WSUS
3 14 (3.62%) Norton AntiVirus
4 12 (3.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 12 (3.10%) SCOM
5 9 (2.33%) Cisco IPCC
5 9 (2.33%) NetBackup
6 8 (2.07%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.03%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.78%) Cacti
8 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.52%) Icinga
10 1 (0.26%) AppDNA
10 1 (0.26%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 146 (37.73%) VMware
2 135 (34.88%) Cisco
3 124 (32.04%) Microsoft
4 74 (19.12%) Citrix
5 43 (11.11%) McAfee
6 38 (9.82%) HP
7 32 (8.27%) CheckPoint
8 31 (8.01%) F5
8 31 (8.01%) NetApp
9 29 (7.49%) IBM
10 24 (6.20%) 3PAR
10 24 (6.20%) Fortinet
11 22 (5.68%) Forcepoint
11 22 (5.68%) SolarWinds
12 21 (5.43%) Juniper
13 20 (5.17%) Palo Alto
14 17 (4.39%) Trend Micro
15 16 (4.13%) Cylance
16 14 (3.62%) Dell
16 14 (3.62%) Symantec