Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 55 31
Rank change year-on-year +35 -24 +33
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 702 466 768
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.75% 4.65% 6.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 19.23% 11.53% 16.46%
Number of salaries quoted 314 277 376
West Midlands median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% +5.26% -9.52%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £57,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 3,650 4,041 4,665
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 40.28% 40.30% 38.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2,599 3,243 3,406
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £23,957 £24,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +13 564 £57,500 +9.52% 17
Coventry +16 36 £34,000 -6.85% 6
Shropshire +13 17 £40,000 -27.27% 1
Staffordshire +12 16 £28,500 -22.45% 4
Wolverhampton +6 16 £37,500 +20.97% 5
Solihull +12 15 £42,500 +21.43% 1
Warwickshire +29 14 £45,500 +13.75% 8
Worcestershire +30 13 £45,000 +9.09%
Walsall 0 2 £45,000 +63.64%
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 382 (54.42%) ITIL
2 289 (41.17%) Service Delivery
3 232 (33.05%) Cisco
4 213 (30.34%) VMware
5 196 (27.92%) Microsoft
6 195 (27.78%) CheckPoint
7 193 (27.49%) Self-Motivation
8 181 (25.78%) Firewall
9 169 (24.07%) Presales
10 167 (23.79%) Fortinet
11 151 (21.51%) Degree
12 140 (19.94%) ITIL Certification
13 139 (19.80%) VMware Infrastructure
14 134 (19.09%) Continuous Improvement
15 133 (18.95%) WAN
16 130 (18.52%) Windows
17 127 (18.09%) HP
18 120 (17.09%) Line Management
19 118 (16.81%) Cisco Certification
20 116 (16.52%) Computer Science
21 115 (16.38%) Computer Science Degree
22 108 (15.38%) Service Management
23 107 (15.24%) CCNP
24 106 (15.10%) Juniper
24 106 (15.10%) Software Engineering
25 104 (14.81%) Root Cause Analysis
26 101 (14.39%) F5
26 101 (14.39%) LAN
27 96 (13.68%) Data Protection
28 95 (13.53%) Citrix

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 30 (4.27%) MS Exchange
2 23 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
2 23 (3.28%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.85%) IIS
4 8 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.57%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.14%) nginx
6 1 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 56 (7.98%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.42%) HFM
2 9 (1.28%) assyst
3 7 (1.00%) Sentinel
4 5 (0.71%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 87 (12.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 79 (11.25%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (6.13%) Office 365
4 34 (4.84%) IaaS
5 29 (4.13%) PaaS
6 18 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (1.14%) CloudFront
8 4 (0.57%) SaaS
9 3 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.28%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 181 (25.78%) Firewall
2 133 (18.95%) WAN
3 101 (14.39%) LAN
4 89 (12.68%) OSPF
5 88 (12.54%) VPN
6 65 (9.26%) Cisco ASA
7 54 (7.69%) BGP
8 53 (7.55%) Cisco Nexus
9 49 (6.98%) DNS
10 47 (6.70%) FWSM
11 45 (6.41%) Network Security
12 41 (5.84%) DHCP
13 40 (5.70%) Wireless
14 37 (5.27%) IPsec
14 37 (5.27%) MPLS
15 33 (4.70%) Cisco Firepower
16 29 (4.13%) VLAN
17 25 (3.56%) SNMP
18 22 (3.13%) Software-Defined Networking
19 20 (2.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.14%) Big Data
3 13 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (1.42%) Essbase
5 9 (1.28%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
6 8 (1.14%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (4.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (1.14%) GoCD
2 8 (1.14%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.14%) Toad
General
1 74 (10.54%) Finance
2 23 (3.28%) Publishing
3 22 (3.13%) Retail
4 21 (2.99%) Manufacturing
5 20 (2.85%) Law
6 18 (2.56%) Legal
7 14 (1.99%) Games
8 13 (1.85%) Billing
9 8 (1.14%) Marketing
9 8 (1.14%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.28%) Back Office
11 1 (0.14%) Banking
11 1 (0.14%) French Language
11 1 (0.14%) German Language
11 1 (0.14%) Polish Language
11 1 (0.14%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 146 (20.80%) Architect
2 74 (10.54%) Solutions Architect
3 49 (6.98%) Network Engineer
4 43 (6.13%) Service Manager
5 42 (5.98%) Network Architect
6 41 (5.84%) Security Architect
7 39 (5.56%) Security Solutions Architect
7 39 (5.56%) Team Leader
8 36 (5.13%) Technical Manager
8 36 (5.13%) Technical Services Manager
9 35 (4.99%) Senior Network Engineer
10 33 (4.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 33 (4.70%) Technical Specialist
11 32 (4.56%) Analyst
11 32 (4.56%) Infrastructure Manager
11 32 (4.56%) SCCM Engineer
12 29 (4.13%) Security Manager
13 27 (3.85%) Technical Leader
14 26 (3.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
14 26 (3.70%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.85%) LDAP
2 12 (1.71%) Web Services
3 8 (1.14%) Elastic Stack
4 6 (0.85%) COM
5 2 (0.28%) Middleware
6 1 (0.14%) .NET
6 1 (0.14%) Ajax
6 1 (0.14%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.14%) jQuery
6 1 (0.14%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.14%) REST
6 1 (0.14%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 193 (27.49%) Self-Motivation
2 116 (16.52%) Computer Science
3 56 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (6.55%) Management Information System
5 36 (5.13%) PKI
6 34 (4.84%) Public Cloud
7 32 (4.56%) CMDB
8 20 (2.85%) CCTV
8 20 (2.85%) Cyberthreat
8 20 (2.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 16 (2.28%) Driving Licence
10 15 (2.14%) FlexPod
11 14 (1.99%) Client/Server
12 13 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
13 10 (1.42%) Private Cloud
14 9 (1.28%) AS400
15 7 (1.00%) CESG
15 7 (1.00%) Freedom of Information
15 7 (1.00%) iSeries
15 7 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 130 (18.52%) Windows
2 69 (9.83%) Windows Server
3 50 (7.12%) Windows 7
4 38 (5.41%) Windows 10
5 37 (5.27%) Linux
6 21 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (1.99%) Unix
9 13 (1.85%) Windows XP
10 11 (1.57%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.00%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.28%) SUSE
13 2 (0.28%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.14%) Android
14 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.14%) CentOS
14 1 (0.14%) Debian
14 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 382 (54.42%) ITIL
2 289 (41.17%) Service Delivery
3 169 (24.07%) Presales
4 134 (19.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 120 (17.09%) Line Management
6 108 (15.38%) Service Management
7 106 (15.10%) Software Engineering
8 104 (14.81%) Root Cause Analysis
9 96 (13.68%) Data Protection
10 92 (13.11%) Project Management
11 89 (12.68%) PRINCE2
12 86 (12.25%) Due Diligence
13 85 (12.11%) ITIL V3
14 78 (11.11%) Load Balancing
15 75 (10.68%) Information Security
16 74 (10.54%) SIEM
17 59 (8.40%) Agile Software Development
18 55 (7.83%) Tech Ops
19 52 (7.41%) Storage Management
20 49 (6.98%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 37 (5.27%) PowerShell
2 33 (4.70%) VBScript
3 27 (3.85%) SQL
4 9 (1.28%) Bash Shell
5 8 (1.14%) Java
5 8 (1.14%) Jython
5 8 (1.14%) Python
6 3 (0.43%) C
6 3 (0.43%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.14%) C#
7 1 (0.14%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.14%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.14%) Ruby
7 1 (0.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 151 (21.51%) Degree
2 140 (19.94%) ITIL Certification
3 118 (16.81%) Cisco Certification
4 115 (16.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 107 (15.24%) CCNP
6 75 (10.68%) CISSP
7 57 (8.12%) ISEB
8 49 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
9 48 (6.84%) MCSE
10 43 (6.13%) MCP
11 41 (5.84%) CISM
12 37 (5.27%) PMI Certification
13 36 (5.13%) PMP
13 36 (5.13%) Security Cleared
14 34 (4.84%) SC Cleared
15 33 (4.70%) CCDP
16 27 (3.85%) CEH
17 23 (3.28%) CompTIA Security+
18 22 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 21 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (13.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 89 (12.68%) GDPR
3 70 (9.97%) SLA
4 48 (6.84%) Cyber Essentials
5 33 (4.70%) PCI DSS
6 27 (3.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 20 (2.85%) GPG13
7 20 (2.85%) QA
8 12 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 10 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 139 (19.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 89 (12.68%) Active Directory
3 53 (7.55%) Hyper-V
4 27 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
5 25 (3.56%) Firmware
6 24 (3.42%) vSphere
7 20 (2.85%) Microsoft App-V
8 19 (2.71%) XenApp
8 19 (2.71%) XenDesktop
9 14 (1.99%) Virtual Machines
10 13 (1.85%) VMware NSX
11 8 (1.14%) Docker
11 8 (1.14%) Xen
12 2 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.28%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 54 (7.69%) SCCM
2 39 (5.56%) SCVMM
3 27 (3.85%) QRadar
4 25 (3.56%) WSUS
5 18 (2.56%) vCenter Server
5 18 (2.56%) vMotion
6 15 (2.14%) WhatsUp Gold
7 14 (1.99%) Cisco Prime
8 13 (1.85%) CASB
9 9 (1.28%) Kubernetes
9 9 (1.28%) Nagios
10 8 (1.14%) Ansible
10 8 (1.14%) Graphite
10 8 (1.14%) Kibana
10 8 (1.14%) logstash
11 5 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (0.71%) NetVault Backup
11 5 (0.71%) SCOM
12 3 (0.43%) FortiGate
13 2 (0.28%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 232 (33.05%) Cisco
2 213 (30.34%) VMware
3 196 (27.92%) Microsoft
4 195 (27.78%) CheckPoint
5 167 (23.79%) Fortinet
6 127 (18.09%) HP
7 106 (15.10%) Juniper
8 101 (14.39%) F5
9 95 (13.53%) Citrix
10 40 (5.70%) NetApp
11 32 (4.56%) SolarWinds
12 31 (4.42%) Meraki
13 29 (4.13%) IBM
14 26 (3.70%) EMC
15 24 (3.42%) BMC
16 21 (2.99%) Forcepoint
17 20 (2.85%) Brocade
17 20 (2.85%) McAfee
17 20 (2.85%) Tufin
18 19 (2.71%) Ivanti