Period
to 17 January 2021

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 17 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 116 53 22
Rank change year-on-year -63 -31 +34
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 71 312 613
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.08% 4.60% 7.90%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.61% 12.04% 19.73%
Number of salaries quoted 66 249 362
Median annual salary £42,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.05% -4.55% +17.02%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £33,000
90th Percentile £55,500 £77,500 £71,925
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 1,265 2,592 3,107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 37.01% 38.19% 40.04%
Number of salaries quoted 951 2,025 2,196
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £70,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Data Centre as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Centre in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

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 17 January 2021. 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
Coventry +23 17 £54,500 +36.25%
Birmingham -55 14 £41,250 -36.54% 19
Worcestershire +30 12 £45,000 -43.75% 1
Staffordshire +20 11 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Warwickshire -21 9 £46,000 +8.24% 3
Solihull -2 7 £41,250 -17.50%
Shropshire -13 2 £40,000 +23.08% 1
Walsall - 1 £38,494 -
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2021, 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 32 (45.07%) VMware
2 25 (35.21%) Azure
3 23 (32.39%) Linux
4 22 (30.99%) VMware Infrastructure
5 21 (29.58%) Windows
6 20 (28.17%) Active Directory
7 19 (26.76%) Cisco
7 19 (26.76%) SCCM
8 18 (25.35%) Change Control
9 17 (23.94%) ITIL
10 16 (22.54%) AWS
10 16 (22.54%) ServiceNow
10 16 (22.54%) Windows Server
11 15 (21.13%) Hyper-V
11 15 (21.13%) Office 365
11 15 (21.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (21.13%) SQL
11 15 (21.13%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (21.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 14 (19.72%) Project Management
12 14 (19.72%) Microsoft
12 14 (19.72%) WAN
12 14 (19.72%) Service Management
13 13 (18.31%) Microsoft Office
13 13 (18.31%) MCSA
13 13 (18.31%) LAN
13 13 (18.31%) Configuration Management
14 12 (16.90%) Security Cleared
14 12 (16.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 12 (16.90%) Root Cause Analysis

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 3 (4.23%) Confluence
1 3 (4.23%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (18.31%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (12.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (9.86%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (15.49%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 25 (35.21%) Azure
2 16 (22.54%) AWS
3 15 (21.13%) Office 365
4 10 (14.08%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (4.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (4.23%) Amazon S3
5 3 (4.23%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (4.23%) AWS CloudTrail
5 3 (4.23%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (4.23%) GCP
5 3 (4.23%) Serverless
6 2 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.82%) GitHub
7 1 (1.41%) IaaS
7 1 (1.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.72%) WAN
2 13 (18.31%) LAN
3 10 (14.08%) NAS
3 10 (14.08%) SAN
4 9 (12.68%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (12.68%) Firewall
5 8 (11.27%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (9.86%) VPN
7 6 (8.45%) BGP
7 6 (8.45%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (8.45%) Network Security
7 6 (8.45%) OSPF
7 6 (8.45%) WLAN
8 5 (7.04%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (4.23%) DMVPN
9 3 (4.23%) HSRP
9 3 (4.23%) Software-Defined Networking
9 3 (4.23%) VLAN
10 2 (2.82%) Cisco ISE
10 2 (2.82%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Bitbucket
1 3 (4.23%) JIRA
2 2 (2.82%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (15.49%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.04%) Law
3 3 (4.23%) Finance
3 3 (4.23%) Games
3 3 (4.23%) Publishing
4 2 (2.82%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.82%) Banking
4 2 (2.82%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.41%) Military
5 1 (1.41%) Police
Job Titles
1 13 (18.31%) IT Engineer
2 12 (16.90%) Analyst
2 12 (16.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (14.08%) Storage Engineer
4 9 (12.68%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (12.68%) Systems Engineer
5 8 (11.27%) Network Engineer
6 6 (8.45%) Data Centre Engineer
6 6 (8.45%) Network Analyst
7 5 (7.04%) Architect
7 5 (7.04%) Design Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) Network Architect
8 4 (5.63%) IT Support
8 4 (5.63%) Operations Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Senior Architect
8 4 (5.63%) Senior Network Architect
8 4 (5.63%) Senior Network Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Azure Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) IT Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.23%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (4.23%) Kafka
2 1 (1.41%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.04%) Public Cloud
3 3 (4.23%) CMDB
3 3 (4.23%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.82%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.82%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.82%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.41%) Fibre Optics
5 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (32.39%) Linux
2 21 (29.58%) Windows
3 16 (22.54%) Windows Server
4 15 (21.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (5.63%) Unix
6 2 (2.82%) Solaris
6 2 (2.82%) SUSE
7 1 (1.41%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.35%) Change Control
2 17 (23.94%) ITIL
3 15 (21.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 14 (19.72%) Project Management
4 14 (19.72%) Service Management
5 13 (18.31%) Configuration Management
6 12 (16.90%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (16.90%) Root Cause Analysis
7 11 (15.49%) Virtual Environments
8 9 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (12.68%) Data Analysis
8 9 (12.68%) Strategic Planning
9 8 (11.27%) Network Design
10 7 (9.86%) DevOps
10 7 (9.86%) ITSM
11 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure as Code
11 6 (8.45%) Tech Ops
12 5 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (7.04%) Project Delivery
12 5 (7.04%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.13%) SQL
2 6 (8.45%) Python
3 5 (7.04%) Shell Script
4 4 (5.63%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.82%) Korn
6 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.41%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (21.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (18.31%) MCSA
3 12 (16.90%) MCSE
3 12 (16.90%) Security Cleared
4 10 (14.08%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (12.68%) CCNP
5 9 (12.68%) SC Cleared
6 7 (9.86%) CCNA
7 6 (8.45%) CCENT
8 5 (7.04%) DV Cleared
9 3 (4.23%) AWS Certification
9 3 (4.23%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.82%) CCDA
10 2 (2.82%) CCIE
10 2 (2.82%) MCITP
11 1 (1.41%) CCDE
11 1 (1.41%) Degree
11 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.27%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 22 (30.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (28.17%) Active Directory
3 15 (21.13%) Hyper-V
4 12 (16.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 12 (16.90%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.41%) Firmware
5 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.41%) XenApp
5 1 (1.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (26.76%) SCCM
2 10 (14.08%) SCOM
3 9 (12.68%) Backup Exec
3 9 (12.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 9 (12.68%) NetBackup
3 9 (12.68%) WSUS
4 5 (7.04%) Ansible
4 5 (7.04%) Kubernetes
4 5 (7.04%) Terraform
5 3 (4.23%) Nagios
6 2 (2.82%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.82%) Puppet
7 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.41%) OPNET
7 1 (1.41%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 32 (45.07%) VMware
2 19 (26.76%) Cisco
3 16 (22.54%) ServiceNow
4 14 (19.72%) Microsoft
5 12 (16.90%) Red Hat
6 11 (15.49%) Ivanti
6 11 (15.49%) Remedy
7 10 (14.08%) Oracle
8 9 (12.68%) EMC
8 9 (12.68%) NetApp
9 7 (9.86%) Citrix
10 5 (7.04%) Juniper
10 5 (7.04%) SolarWinds
10 5 (7.04%) Tanium
11 4 (5.63%) Dell
12 3 (4.23%) Atlassian
12 3 (4.23%) Palo Alto
13 2 (2.82%) HP
13 2 (2.82%) Splunk
13 2 (2.82%) Sun