Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Data Centre Operations skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Centre Operations over the 6 months to 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Center Operations
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1089 1067 1025
Rank change year-on-year -22 -42 -10
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre Operations 99 120 254
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.068% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.062% 0.076% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 83 85 147
UK median annual salary £47,500 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.83% +14.29% +8.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £31,250 £29,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% -11.11% +5.88%

Data Centre Operations is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 158,507 157,483 185,033
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.53% 88.83%
Number of salaries quoted 128,664 129,785 153,181
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £79,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Data Centre Operations
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Data Centre Operations as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre Operations in the UK

Data Centre Operations
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Centre Operations.

Salary trend for Data Centre Operations in the UK

Data Centre Operations
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre Operations over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Data Centre Operations in the UK

Data Centre Operations
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Centre Operations within the UK over the 6 months to 21 February 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
England -9 97 £47,500 -20.83% 18
UK excluding London -25 58 £36,000 -10.00% 7
London +15 41 £67,500 -3.57% 11
South East +20 33 £36,000 -10.00% 1
South West +16 9 £35,000 - 3
Midlands -15 9 £35,500 -29.00% 2
West Midlands -29 6 £35,500 -40.83%
Yorkshire +1 4 £71,250 +119.23%
North of England -7 4 £71,250 +119.23% 1
East of England -11 4 £47,500 -36.67%
East Midlands -10 2 £42,500 -15.00% 2
Wales - 2 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT jobs citing Data Centre Operations 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 with a requirement for Data Centre Operations.

1 99 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 52 (52.53%) ITIL
3 36 (36.36%) VMware
4 30 (30.30%) Cisco
5 29 (29.29%) Windows
6 27 (27.27%) SLA
7 24 (24.24%) Disaster Recovery
7 24 (24.24%) Service Delivery
8 22 (22.22%) Change Management
9 21 (21.21%) Finance
9 21 (21.21%) Linux
10 18 (18.18%) Microsoft
10 18 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (17.17%) Firewall
11 17 (17.17%) Project Management
12 16 (16.16%) SAN
13 15 (15.15%) Citrix
13 15 (15.15%) Active Directory
13 15 (15.15%) Degree
14 14 (14.14%) Cisco Certification
14 14 (14.14%) LAN
14 14 (14.14%) WAN
15 13 (13.13%) Telecoms
15 13 (13.13%) SCCM
16 12 (12.12%) DNS
16 12 (12.12%) Unix
16 12 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
17 11 (11.11%) Asset Management
18 10 (10.10%) Hyper-V
18 10 (10.10%) Microsoft Azure

Data Centre Operations
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (3.03%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.02%) IIS
2 2 (2.02%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.02%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (6.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (4.04%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (8.08%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.08%) IaaS
2 8 (8.08%) Office 365
2 8 (8.08%) PaaS
3 6 (6.06%) SaaS
4 4 (4.04%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (4.04%) Oracle CX
5 1 (1.01%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.17%) Firewall
2 16 (16.16%) SAN
3 14 (14.14%) LAN
3 14 (14.14%) WAN
4 12 (12.12%) DNS
5 7 (7.07%) DHCP
5 7 (7.07%) Structured Cabling
6 6 (6.06%) VPN
7 5 (5.05%) NAS
8 4 (4.04%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (4.04%) iSCSI
8 4 (4.04%) VLAN
9 3 (3.03%) Network Security
9 3 (3.03%) Unified Communications
9 3 (3.03%) Wireless
10 2 (2.02%) DDNS
10 2 (2.02%) SSL
10 2 (2.02%) TCP/IP
10 2 (2.02%) VoIP
11 1 (1.01%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.06%) Big Data
2 5 (5.05%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.04%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.01%) DB2
4 1 (1.01%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.02%) JIRA
General
1 21 (21.21%) Finance
2 13 (13.13%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.06%) Banking
3 6 (6.06%) Retail
4 4 (4.04%) German Language
5 3 (3.03%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.03%) Legal
5 3 (3.03%) Mandarin Language
5 3 (3.03%) Marketing
5 3 (3.03%) Publishing
6 2 (2.02%) Advertising
6 2 (2.02%) Back Office
6 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.01%) French Language
7 1 (1.01%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (1.01%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.01%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (12.12%) Analyst
1 12 (12.12%) Data Centre Engineer
2 11 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 10 (10.10%) Consultant
4 7 (7.07%) Architect
4 7 (7.07%) Data Centre Consultant
4 7 (7.07%) Data Consultant
4 7 (7.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (6.06%) Data Centre Operations Engineer
5 6 (6.06%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (6.06%) Service Manager
6 5 (5.05%) Cabling Engineer
6 5 (5.05%) Data Analyst
6 5 (5.05%) Data Centre Analyst
6 5 (5.05%) Data Centre Operations Analyst
6 5 (5.05%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 5 (5.05%) Operations Analyst
6 5 (5.05%) Operations Engineer
6 5 (5.05%) Senior Consultant
6 5 (5.05%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.04%) SAP Basis
2 3 (3.03%) Web Services
3 2 (2.02%) .NET
3 2 (2.02%) Middleware
4 1 (1.01%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 99 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 9 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.05%) Replication
5 4 (4.04%) CLARiiON
5 4 (4.04%) Clustering
5 4 (4.04%) EMC VMAX
5 4 (4.04%) EMC VNX
5 4 (4.04%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (3.03%) Driving Licence
6 3 (3.03%) iPad
7 2 (2.02%) AS400
7 2 (2.02%) Celerra
7 2 (2.02%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.02%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.02%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.02%) Symmetrix
7 2 (2.02%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 1 (1.01%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (29.29%) Windows
2 21 (21.21%) Linux
3 12 (12.12%) Unix
3 12 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 7 (7.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.02%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.02%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (2.02%) Solaris
8 2 (2.02%) VMS
9 1 (1.01%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (52.53%) ITIL
2 24 (24.24%) Disaster Recovery
2 24 (24.24%) Service Delivery
3 22 (22.22%) Change Management
4 17 (17.17%) Project Management
5 11 (11.11%) Asset Management
6 9 (9.09%) TOGAF
7 8 (8.08%) Configuration Management
7 8 (8.08%) IT Strategy
7 8 (8.08%) Network Design
7 8 (8.08%) PRINCE2
8 7 (7.07%) BCP
8 7 (7.07%) Incident Management
8 7 (7.07%) Migration
8 7 (7.07%) Risk Management
8 7 (7.07%) Service Management
9 6 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (6.06%) Business Continuity
9 6 (6.06%) Data Security
9 6 (6.06%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.05%) C
2 4 (4.04%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.04%) SQL
3 2 (2.02%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.02%) Java
3 2 (2.02%) Python
4 1 (1.01%) VB
4 1 (1.01%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (15.15%) Degree
2 14 (14.14%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (10.10%) CCNA
3 10 (10.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (8.08%) MCSE
5 6 (6.06%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (5.05%) CCNP
6 5 (5.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (5.05%) MCSA
7 4 (4.04%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (4.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (4.04%) Security Cleared
8 3 (3.03%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.02%) CCIE
9 2 (2.02%) EMCSA
9 2 (2.02%) EMCTA
9 2 (2.02%) Master's Degree
9 2 (2.02%) NCDA
9 2 (2.02%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (27.27%) SLA
2 3 (3.03%) COBIT
3 2 (2.02%) ISO 14001
3 2 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.01%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.01%) Solvency II
System Software
1 18 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (15.15%) Active Directory
3 10 (10.10%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.04%) NFS
5 3 (3.03%) KVM
5 3 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.03%) XenApp
6 2 (2.02%) BitLocker
6 2 (2.02%) Terminal Server
6 2 (2.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.02%) vSphere
7 1 (1.01%) Firmware
7 1 (1.01%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.01%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (13.13%) SCCM
2 8 (8.08%) SCOM
2 8 (8.08%) SCVMM
3 4 (4.04%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.02%) Ansible
4 2 (2.02%) DiskXtender
4 2 (2.02%) EMC TimeFinder
4 2 (2.02%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.02%) Puppet
4 2 (2.02%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (2.02%) SnapMirror
4 2 (2.02%) vCenter Server
4 2 (2.02%) vMotion
4 2 (2.02%) vRealize
4 2 (2.02%) WSUS
5 1 (1.01%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.01%) Nagios
Vendors
1 36 (36.36%) VMware
2 30 (30.30%) Cisco
3 18 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 15 (15.15%) Citrix
5 9 (9.09%) HP
5 9 (9.09%) SolarWinds
6 8 (8.08%) EMC
6 8 (8.08%) Red Hat
7 7 (7.07%) Veeam
7 7 (7.07%) Veritas
8 6 (6.06%) SAP
9 5 (5.05%) Oracle
10 4 (4.04%) IBM
10 4 (4.04%) NetApp
10 4 (4.04%) Siebel
10 4 (4.04%) Sybase
11 2 (2.02%) Apple
11 2 (2.02%) Brocade
11 2 (2.02%) Dell
11 2 (2.02%) Remedy