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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 1 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 200 182 113
Rank change year-on-year -18 -69 -2
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 1,574 723 233
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 2.00% 1.94% 2.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.40% 5.04% 6.95%
Number of salaries quoted 863 579 193
10th Percentile £40,800 £35,000 £46,250
25th Percentile £45,750 £46,250 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% -8.00% -10.71%
75th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £84,500 £83,750
UK median annual salary £59,167 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +7.58% -4.35% +4.55%

Data Centre is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 35,804 14,343 3,352
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 45.54% 38.54% 37.77%
Number of salaries quoted 17,487 10,273 2,788
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £35,675
25th Percentile £46,750 £42,500 £43,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% - -4.17%
75th Percentile £83,125 £75,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £91,250 £90,000
UK median annual salary £61,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +6.09% +4.55% +0.13%

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 1 July 2022.

Data Centre salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, Data Centre job roles required the following 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.

1 613 (38.95%) Microsoft
2 568 (36.09%) AWS
3 537 (34.12%) Azure
4 388 (24.65%) Cybersecurity
5 385 (24.46%) VMware
6 375 (23.82%) Cisco
7 352 (22.36%) Public Cloud
8 321 (20.39%) Agile
9 313 (19.89%) Finance
10 312 (19.82%) Software Licensing
11 310 (19.70%) Adobe
12 309 (19.63%) Apple
13 294 (18.68%) Firewall
14 290 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
15 258 (16.39%) Social Skills
16 252 (16.01%) Kubernetes
17 247 (15.69%) Windows
18 240 (15.25%) Customer Engagement
19 230 (14.61%) Linux
20 217 (13.79%) DevOps
21 211 (13.41%) WAN
22 207 (13.15%) Docker
23 203 (12.90%) LAN
23 203 (12.90%) Migration
24 195 (12.39%) Python
25 194 (12.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 193 (12.26%) ITIL
27 177 (11.25%) Active Directory
28 173 (10.99%) Cisco Certification
28 173 (10.99%) Service Delivery

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 67 (4.26%) OpenStack
2 42 (2.67%) SharePoint
3 28 (1.78%) IIS
4 16 (1.02%) Apache Spark
4 16 (1.02%) MS Exchange
4 16 (1.02%) Tomcat
5 13 (0.83%) Skype for Business
6 8 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.25%) Apache
9 3 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.19%) Confluence
9 3 (0.19%) SAS
10 2 (0.13%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.13%) nginx
11 1 (0.064%) CICS
11 1 (0.064%) Jupyter
11 1 (0.064%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.064%) WildFly
Applications
1 75 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.51%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.064%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.064%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 568 (36.09%) AWS
2 537 (34.12%) Azure
3 172 (10.93%) Microsoft 365
4 122 (7.75%) GCP
5 102 (6.48%) SaaS
6 100 (6.35%) Amazon EKS
7 92 (5.84%) Datadog
8 81 (5.15%) Cloud Computing
9 77 (4.89%) IaaS
10 70 (4.45%) GitHub
11 62 (3.94%) PaaS
12 55 (3.49%) Amazon EC2
13 42 (2.67%) Azure Active Directory
14 37 (2.35%) AWS CloudFormation
15 29 (1.84%) Serverless
16 27 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
17 22 (1.40%) Amazon S3
18 18 (1.14%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 18 (1.14%) Azure Data Factory
19 13 (0.83%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 294 (18.68%) Firewall
2 211 (13.41%) WAN
3 203 (12.90%) LAN
4 121 (7.69%) DNS
5 103 (6.54%) SAN
6 97 (6.16%) Cisco Nexus
7 93 (5.91%) VPN
8 90 (5.72%) Cisco ASA
8 90 (5.72%) Wireless
9 88 (5.59%) TCP/IP
10 79 (5.02%) Network Security
10 79 (5.02%) Wi-Fi
11 68 (4.32%) SD-WAN
12 61 (3.88%) DHCP
12 61 (3.88%) MPLS
13 58 (3.68%) BGP
13 58 (3.68%) Internet
14 52 (3.30%) OSPF
15 37 (2.35%) WLAN
16 34 (2.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (4.51%) SQL Server
2 63 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
3 23 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (1.40%) MySQL
5 21 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
5 21 (1.33%) Big Data
6 19 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (1.08%) Relational Database
8 16 (1.02%) Data Lake
9 15 (0.95%) Metadata
9 15 (0.95%) NoSQL
10 13 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (0.76%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 10 (0.64%) MongoDB
13 9 (0.57%) Oracle Database
14 7 (0.44%) RDBMS
15 5 (0.32%) DTS
15 5 (0.32%) MariaDB
15 5 (0.32%) Oracle BI EE
16 4 (0.25%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 93 (5.91%) Jenkins
2 60 (3.81%) Cucumber
3 59 (3.75%) RSpec
4 43 (2.73%) JUnit
5 21 (1.33%) Git (software)
6 9 (0.57%) JIRA
7 7 (0.44%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 5 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (0.32%) Subversion
10 3 (0.19%) GitLab
10 3 (0.19%) Rational Rhapsody
10 3 (0.19%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.064%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.064%) Fiddler
11 1 (0.064%) GoogleTest
11 1 (0.064%) Snyk
11 1 (0.064%) SonarQube
11 1 (0.064%) Zephyr
General
1 313 (19.89%) Finance
2 258 (16.39%) Social Skills
3 109 (6.93%) Public Sector
4 102 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
5 72 (4.57%) Banking
6 60 (3.81%) Telecoms
7 59 (3.75%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 44 (2.80%) Presentation Skills
9 42 (2.67%) Documentation Skills
10 41 (2.60%) Marketing
11 40 (2.54%) Retail
12 39 (2.48%) Law
13 38 (2.41%) Legal
14 28 (1.78%) Organisational Skills
15 26 (1.65%) Esports
16 25 (1.59%) Back Office
17 19 (1.21%) Local Government
18 18 (1.14%) Influencing Skills
19 14 (0.89%) Advertising
20 13 (0.83%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 447 (28.40%) Architect
2 320 (20.33%) Solutions Architect
3 146 (9.28%) Network Engineer
4 139 (8.83%) Cloud Architect
5 128 (8.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 118 (7.50%) Project Manager
7 112 (7.12%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 94 (5.97%) Software Engineer
9 87 (5.53%) Infrastructure Manager
10 79 (5.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 74 (4.70%) Cloud Engineer
12 72 (4.57%) DevOps Engineer
13 68 (4.32%) Azure Architect
14 62 (3.94%) Digital Architect
14 62 (3.94%) Digital Solutions Architect
15 60 (3.81%) IT Manager
16 57 (3.62%) AWS Architect
16 57 (3.62%) IT Engineer
17 56 (3.56%) Solutions Architect - Amazon Web Services
18 53 (3.37%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (4.57%) .NET
2 63 (4.00%) Kafka
3 61 (3.88%) Swagger
4 60 (3.81%) OpenAPI
5 59 (3.75%) RESTful
6 58 (3.68%) Spring
7 44 (2.80%) Spring Boot
8 31 (1.97%) React
9 27 (1.72%) Middleware
10 20 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
11 19 (1.21%) Node.js
12 16 (1.02%) LDAP
12 16 (1.02%) Next.js
12 16 (1.02%) Ruby on Rails
13 15 (0.95%) SAML
14 13 (0.83%) ASP.NET
14 13 (0.83%) Flash
15 10 (0.64%) Yocto
16 9 (0.57%) Elastic Stack
16 9 (0.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 352 (22.36%) Public Cloud
2 130 (8.26%) Cloud Native
3 90 (5.72%) Hybrid Cloud
4 83 (5.27%) IoT
5 76 (4.83%) Management Information System
6 49 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
7 42 (2.67%) Private Cloud
8 41 (2.60%) Replication
9 39 (2.48%) Blockchain
10 38 (2.41%) iPhone
11 34 (2.16%) Driving Licence
12 31 (1.97%) Virtual Team
13 29 (1.84%) Linux Command Line
14 26 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
15 22 (1.40%) PMI
16 19 (1.21%) Clustering
17 16 (1.02%) Home Automation
17 16 (1.02%) Smart Home
18 14 (0.89%) Client/Server
19 13 (0.83%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 247 (15.69%) Windows
2 230 (14.61%) Linux
3 118 (7.50%) Windows Server
4 45 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 41 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (2.41%) Unix
7 31 (1.97%) Windows Server 2019
8 30 (1.91%) Windows 10
9 26 (1.65%) CentOS
9 26 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 26 (1.65%) Windows Server 2016
10 14 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (0.70%) VMS
12 10 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
13 9 (0.57%) Windows 7
14 8 (0.51%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.38%) HPUX
16 3 (0.19%) Android
16 3 (0.19%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (24.65%) Cybersecurity
2 321 (20.39%) Agile
3 312 (19.82%) Software Licensing
4 240 (15.25%) Customer Engagement
5 217 (13.79%) DevOps
6 203 (12.90%) Migration
7 194 (12.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 193 (12.26%) ITIL
9 173 (10.99%) Service Delivery
10 172 (10.93%) Microservices
11 171 (10.86%) Project Delivery
12 165 (10.48%) Presales
13 163 (10.36%) CRM
14 153 (9.72%) Project Management
15 140 (8.89%) PRINCE2
16 137 (8.70%) CI/CD
17 129 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
17 129 (8.20%) Mentoring
18 128 (8.13%) Software Engineering
19 127 (8.07%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 195 (12.39%) Python
2 149 (9.47%) SQL
3 129 (8.20%) Java
4 77 (4.89%) PowerShell
5 59 (3.75%) Go
6 58 (3.68%) Ruby
7 44 (2.80%) JavaScript
8 36 (2.29%) Bash
9 31 (1.97%) C#
10 28 (1.78%) Scala
11 23 (1.46%) C
12 21 (1.33%) C++
13 16 (1.02%) Elixir
14 15 (0.95%) Shell Script
15 12 (0.76%) T-SQL
16 11 (0.70%) Perl
17 10 (0.64%) Embedded C
17 10 (0.64%) Embedded C++
17 10 (0.64%) F#
17 10 (0.64%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 173 (10.99%) Cisco Certification
2 132 (8.39%) Security Cleared
3 129 (8.20%) Degree
4 117 (7.43%) SC Cleared
5 98 (6.23%) CCNP
6 76 (4.83%) CCIE
7 53 (3.37%) Computer Science Degree
8 44 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
9 36 (2.29%) CCNA
10 34 (2.16%) MCSE
11 32 (2.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 25 (1.59%) APMP
12 25 (1.59%) PMI Certification
13 20 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
14 18 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 17 (1.08%) AWS Certification
15 17 (1.08%) MCSA
16 14 (0.89%) JNCIP
17 12 (0.76%) PMP
18 11 (0.70%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (4.89%) SLA
2 66 (4.19%) QA
3 44 (2.80%) GDPR
4 31 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (1.14%) Cyber Essentials
6 16 (1.02%) PMO
7 12 (0.76%) GxP
8 9 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 7 (0.44%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.32%) NIST
11 4 (0.25%) NCSC
12 3 (0.19%) Accessibility
12 3 (0.19%) HL7
12 3 (0.19%) IASME
13 2 (0.13%) NIST 800
13 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.13%) SOC 2
14 1 (0.064%) Data Quality
14 1 (0.064%) ITGC
System Software
1 290 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 207 (13.15%) Docker
3 177 (11.25%) Active Directory
4 81 (5.15%) Hyper-V
5 79 (5.02%) Virtual Desktop
6 63 (4.00%) vSphere
7 46 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
8 27 (1.72%) VMware NSX
9 20 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (0.89%) XenApp
11 13 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
12 12 (0.76%) Firmware
13 11 (0.70%) XenDesktop
14 6 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
14 6 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.25%) KVM
15 4 (0.25%) oVirt
15 4 (0.25%) ProxySG
15 4 (0.25%) RHEV
15 4 (0.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 252 (16.01%) Kubernetes
2 156 (9.91%) Terraform
3 105 (6.67%) Ansible
4 40 (2.54%) FortiGate
5 37 (2.35%) SCCM
6 35 (2.22%) Puppet
7 32 (2.03%) Nagios
7 32 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
8 25 (1.59%) Salt
8 25 (1.59%) SCOM
9 20 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
10 18 (1.14%) vCenter Server
11 13 (0.83%) Istio
11 13 (0.83%) WSUS
12 12 (0.76%) NetBackup
13 11 (0.70%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 11 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 11 (0.70%) vRealize
14 9 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
14 9 (0.57%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 613 (38.95%) Microsoft
2 385 (24.46%) VMware
3 375 (23.82%) Cisco
4 310 (19.70%) Adobe
5 309 (19.63%) Apple
6 146 (9.28%) Citrix
7 103 (6.54%) CheckPoint
8 98 (6.23%) F5
9 86 (5.46%) Dell
10 85 (5.40%) Juniper
11 73 (4.64%) Fortinet
12 68 (4.32%) Palo Alto
13 62 (3.94%) Red Hat
14 59 (3.75%) Spotify
15 57 (3.62%) HP
16 48 (3.05%) Google
17 45 (2.86%) SolarWinds
18 42 (2.67%) NetApp
19 40 (2.54%) EMC
20 39 (2.48%) IBM