Period
to 26 October 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Centre in permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH). Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Centre over the 6 months to 26 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
26 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 158 138 107
Rank change year-on-year -20 -31 -14
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 595 140 232
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 2.12% 2.15% 3.04%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.32% 6.50% 8.56%
Number of salaries quoted 421 133 189
10th Percentile £36,250 £42,500 £37,815
25th Percentile £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £62,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% -3.85% -3.70%
75th Percentile £73,750 £73,750 £80,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £85,000 £85,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,500
% change year-on-year - -0.90% +0.91%

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 with a WFH option and a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 11,174 2,154 2,711
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 39.87% 33.07% 35.48%
Number of salaries quoted 8,136 1,916 2,309
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £87,500 £91,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £54,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% +5.50% +3.81%

Data Centre
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Data Centre as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Data Centre trend for jobs with a WFH option

Data Centre
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Data Centre.

Data Centre salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Data Centre
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Data Centre over the 6 months to 26 October 2021.

Data Centre salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 26 October 2021, Data Centre job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Data Centre.

1 299 (50.25%) Microsoft
2 278 (46.72%) Azure
3 201 (33.78%) Windows
4 179 (30.08%) VMware
5 177 (29.75%) Finance
6 174 (29.24%) Microsoft 365
6 174 (29.24%) Public Cloud
7 163 (27.39%) Active Directory
8 150 (25.21%) Presales
9 147 (24.71%) Linux
10 140 (23.53%) Windows Server
11 135 (22.69%) VMware Infrastructure
12 132 (22.18%) Cisco
13 123 (20.67%) Social Skills
14 116 (19.50%) Microsoft Intune
15 109 (18.32%) AWS
16 107 (17.98%) Azure Active Directory
17 94 (15.80%) Firewall
17 94 (15.80%) ITIL
18 89 (14.96%) Security Cleared
19 87 (14.62%) Requirements Gathering
20 86 (14.45%) SC Cleared
21 85 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
22 84 (14.12%) Cybersecurity
23 83 (13.95%) Migration
24 82 (13.78%) Hyper-V
25 81 (13.61%) Project Management
26 80 (13.45%) Apple
27 79 (13.28%) DevOps
28 78 (13.11%) Degree

Data Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 33 (5.55%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.52%) Apache
3 13 (2.18%) IIS
4 12 (2.02%) MS Exchange
4 12 (2.02%) OpenStack
5 10 (1.68%) WordPress
6 7 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.84%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (0.67%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.50%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.50%) CICS
10 3 (0.50%) CMS
10 3 (0.50%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.34%) nginx
11 2 (0.34%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.34%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 29 (4.87%) Microsoft Project
2 14 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (0.84%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.50%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 278 (46.72%) Azure
2 174 (29.24%) Microsoft 365
3 109 (18.32%) AWS
4 107 (17.98%) Azure Active Directory
5 54 (9.08%) IaaS
6 31 (5.21%) SaaS
7 28 (4.71%) GCP
8 26 (4.37%) PaaS
9 16 (2.69%) OneDrive
10 11 (1.85%) Amazon EKS
11 10 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
11 10 (1.68%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (1.51%) AWS Direct Connect
13 7 (1.18%) OpenShift
14 6 (1.01%) Azure Sentinel
14 6 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (1.01%) GitHub
15 5 (0.84%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.84%) AWS CodeCommit
15 5 (0.84%) Azure Pipelines
Communications & Networking
1 94 (15.80%) Firewall
2 69 (11.60%) WAN
3 68 (11.43%) VPN
4 63 (10.59%) SAN
5 55 (9.24%) LAN
6 49 (8.24%) Unified Communications
7 41 (6.89%) DNS
8 35 (5.88%) Network Security
9 28 (4.71%) SD-WAN
10 26 (4.37%) BGP
11 25 (4.20%) Internet
11 25 (4.20%) MPLS
12 24 (4.03%) Cisco Nexus
12 24 (4.03%) DHCP
12 24 (4.03%) NAS
13 20 (3.36%) Cisco ASA
13 20 (3.36%) Wireless
14 18 (3.03%) OSPF
15 17 (2.86%) IPv6
15 17 (2.86%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (9.41%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (2.69%) MariaDB
4 12 (2.02%) NoSQL
5 10 (1.68%) MySQL
6 8 (1.34%) Big Data
7 7 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (1.18%) Redis
8 6 (1.01%) Amazon Aurora
9 5 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (0.84%) Blockchain
9 5 (0.84%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (0.67%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.67%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.50%) DataStage
11 3 (0.50%) DB2
11 3 (0.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 35 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 28 (4.71%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.68%) GitLab
4 8 (1.34%) JIRA
5 7 (1.18%) SonarQube
5 7 (1.18%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.84%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (0.84%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.84%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.50%) NUnit
8 2 (0.34%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.34%) RStudio
8 2 (0.34%) Subversion
8 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio Code
8 2 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.17%) ER Studio
9 1 (0.17%) ERwin
9 1 (0.17%) Terragrunt
General
1 177 (29.75%) Finance
2 123 (20.67%) Social Skills
3 39 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (4.20%) Public Sector
5 21 (3.53%) Presentation Skills
6 18 (3.03%) Telecoms
7 17 (2.86%) Retail
8 13 (2.18%) Billing
9 12 (2.02%) Influencing Skills
10 10 (1.68%) Banking
10 10 (1.68%) Marketing
11 9 (1.51%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 9 (1.51%) Manufacturing
12 8 (1.34%) Organisational Skills
13 7 (1.18%) Electronics
13 7 (1.18%) Local Government
14 5 (0.84%) Back Office
15 4 (0.67%) Automotive
15 4 (0.67%) Law
15 4 (0.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 148 (24.87%) Consultant
2 98 (16.47%) Cloud Consultant
3 97 (16.30%) Technical Consultant
4 95 (15.97%) Architect
5 52 (8.74%) Project Manager
6 44 (7.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 42 (7.06%) Solutions Architect
8 36 (6.05%) Infrastructure Manager
9 35 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
10 34 (5.71%) Network Engineer
11 31 (5.21%) Technical Architect
12 30 (5.04%) Cloud Engineer
13 29 (4.87%) Analyst
14 28 (4.71%) DevOps Engineer
15 26 (4.37%) Data Centre Architect
16 25 (4.20%) Data Architect
17 23 (3.87%) Infrastructure Project Manager
17 23 (3.87%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
17 23 (3.87%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
18 22 (3.70%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.18%) .NET
1 13 (2.18%) .NET Core
1 13 (2.18%) Node.js
1 13 (2.18%) Web Services
2 11 (1.85%) REST
3 10 (1.68%) LAMP
3 10 (1.68%) LAPP Stack
4 9 (1.51%) Middleware
5 8 (1.34%) FIX Protocol
5 8 (1.34%) React
6 7 (1.18%) MobX
6 7 (1.18%) React Native
7 6 (1.01%) Django
8 5 (0.84%) AngularJS
8 5 (0.84%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.84%) Express
8 5 (0.84%) MEAN Stack
8 5 (0.84%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (0.50%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 174 (29.24%) Public Cloud
2 59 (9.92%) Self-Motivation
3 38 (6.39%) Private Cloud
4 36 (6.05%) Management Information System
5 30 (5.04%) Virtual Team
6 29 (4.87%) Greenfield Project
7 25 (4.20%) Legacy Systems
8 23 (3.87%) Replication
9 17 (2.86%) Driving Licence
10 16 (2.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 15 (2.52%) Algorithms
12 14 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
13 12 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (2.02%) Enterprise Storage
14 10 (1.68%) Security Operations Centre
15 9 (1.51%) HP Storage
16 7 (1.18%) Client/Server
16 7 (1.18%) Clustering
17 6 (1.01%) EFT
18 5 (0.84%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 201 (33.78%) Windows
2 147 (24.71%) Linux
3 140 (23.53%) Windows Server
4 52 (8.74%) Windows 10
5 30 (5.04%) Unix
6 16 (2.69%) CentOS
7 12 (2.02%) Android
7 12 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (2.02%) Windows Server 2019
8 10 (1.68%) Fedora
9 8 (1.34%) Solaris
9 8 (1.34%) Windows Server 2016
10 7 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (1.01%) Data ONTAP
11 6 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.84%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.67%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.50%) AIX
15 2 (0.34%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (25.21%) Presales
2 94 (15.80%) ITIL
3 87 (14.62%) Requirements Gathering
4 85 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 84 (14.12%) Cybersecurity
6 83 (13.95%) Migration
7 81 (13.61%) Project Management
8 79 (13.28%) DevOps
9 71 (11.93%) Software Licensing
10 66 (11.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 66 (11.09%) Problem-Solving
11 62 (10.42%) Project Delivery
12 59 (9.92%) PRINCE2
13 58 (9.75%) Mentoring
14 43 (7.23%) Server Management
15 42 (7.06%) Disaster Recovery
16 38 (6.39%) Analytics
17 37 (6.22%) Coaching
18 26 (4.37%) Computer Science
18 26 (4.37%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 63 (10.59%) Python
2 43 (7.23%) PowerShell
3 40 (6.72%) SQL
4 22 (3.70%) Java
4 22 (3.70%) Shell Script
5 18 (3.03%) C#
6 17 (2.86%) Bash Shell
6 17 (2.86%) C++
7 15 (2.52%) Go
7 15 (2.52%) Rust
8 13 (2.18%) JavaScript
9 10 (1.68%) TypeScript
10 9 (1.51%) C
11 7 (1.18%) Perl
11 7 (1.18%) VB
12 6 (1.01%) PHP
13 5 (0.84%) Ruby
13 5 (0.84%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.67%) Clojure
15 3 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 89 (14.96%) Security Cleared
2 86 (14.45%) SC Cleared
3 78 (13.11%) Degree
4 69 (11.60%) Cisco Certification
5 67 (11.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 58 (9.75%) MCSE
7 49 (8.24%) MCP
8 46 (7.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 45 (7.56%) CCNP
10 31 (5.21%) CCNA
11 29 (4.87%) MCSA
12 23 (3.87%) DV Cleared
13 15 (2.52%) CCIE
14 13 (2.18%) PMP
15 10 (1.68%) Master's Degree
15 10 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 9 (1.51%) NCSIE
17 8 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
18 6 (1.01%) CISM
18 6 (1.01%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.87%) SLA
2 10 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.01%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.01%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.84%) GDPR
4 5 (0.84%) GRC
4 5 (0.84%) ISAE 3402
4 5 (0.84%) ISO 31000
4 5 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 5 (0.84%) NIST
4 5 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.17%) COBIT
5 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) NCSC
5 1 (0.17%) PMO
5 1 (0.17%) QA
System Software
1 163 (27.39%) Active Directory
2 135 (22.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (13.78%) Hyper-V
4 65 (10.92%) Docker
5 54 (9.08%) vSphere
6 20 (3.36%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (2.18%) Firmware
8 13 (2.18%) Virtual Desktop
9 12 (2.02%) VMware NSX
10 10 (1.68%) BitLocker
11 8 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (1.01%) KVM
13 5 (0.84%) ISA Server
14 4 (0.67%) OpenSSH
14 4 (0.67%) XenDesktop
15 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.50%) XenApp
16 2 (0.34%) iptables
16 2 (0.34%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 116 (19.50%) Microsoft Intune
2 73 (12.27%) SCCM
3 55 (9.24%) Kubernetes
4 50 (8.40%) Single Sign-On
5 45 (7.56%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 43 (7.23%) Ansible
7 34 (5.71%) Puppet
8 29 (4.87%) Terraform
9 18 (3.03%) Nagios
10 17 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
11 15 (2.52%) Icinga
12 14 (2.35%) ZABBIX
13 12 (2.02%) HAProxy
13 12 (2.02%) WSUS
14 11 (1.85%) Cisco Prime
14 11 (1.85%) Failover Clustering
14 11 (1.85%) vCenter Server
15 8 (1.34%) vRealize
16 7 (1.18%) Packer
16 7 (1.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 299 (50.25%) Microsoft
2 179 (30.08%) VMware
3 132 (22.18%) Cisco
4 80 (13.45%) Apple
5 67 (11.26%) Adobe
6 51 (8.57%) Veeam
7 41 (6.89%) NetApp
8 35 (5.88%) HP
9 32 (5.38%) Dell
10 28 (4.71%) EMC
11 21 (3.53%) Juniper
11 21 (3.53%) Red Hat
12 20 (3.36%) IBM
12 20 (3.36%) Nimble Storage
12 20 (3.36%) Zerto
13 19 (3.19%) F5
13 19 (3.19%) Meraki
13 19 (3.19%) Oracle
14 17 (2.86%) Google
14 17 (2.86%) Palo Alto