Period
to 21 May 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 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Center Operations
UK
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1098 1058 1017
Rank change year-on-year -40 -41 -15
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre Operations 98 102 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.060% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.063% 0.067% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 77 84 148
UK median annual salary £47,500 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.39% -4.17% +29.03%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,075 £31,025
90th Percentile £71,250 £79,250 £74,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £38,750 £57,500
% change year-on-year +9.68% -32.61% +35.29%

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 156,094 152,797 180,922
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.89% 90.51% 89.99%
Number of salaries quoted 125,685 125,210 150,411
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Data Centre Operations in the UK

Data Centre Operations
Top 15 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 May 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 -4 93 £47,500 -17.39% 15
UK excluding London -5 65 £42,500 +9.68% 11
London -36 33 £67,500 +3.85% 4
South East -6 25 £37,500 -3.23% 2
North of England +10 11 £33,750 +3.85% 1
Midlands +6 11 £35,500 -29.00% 6
Yorkshire +31 10 £33,750 +3.85% 1
South West - 10 £53,750 - 2
West Midlands +4 6 £35,500 -40.83% 3
East of England -8 6 £48,750 -2.50%
East Midlands +3 4 £18,500 -47.14% 3
Wales - 2 £75,000 -
Scotland - 2 £48,750 -
North West -1 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 £29,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 98 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 53 (54.08%) ITIL
3 34 (34.69%) Microsoft
4 32 (32.65%) VMware
5 31 (31.63%) Disaster Recovery
6 29 (29.59%) Windows
7 25 (25.51%) SLA
8 24 (24.49%) Degree
9 22 (22.45%) Linux
10 21 (21.43%) Cisco
11 19 (19.39%) VMware Infrastructure
11 19 (19.39%) Windows Server
12 17 (17.35%) Service Delivery
12 17 (17.35%) SQL
13 16 (16.33%) SQL Server
14 15 (15.31%) Active Directory
14 15 (15.31%) Service Management
14 15 (15.31%) Red Hat
14 15 (15.31%) Project Management
14 15 (15.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (15.31%) DevOps
15 14 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
15 14 (14.29%) Change Management
15 14 (14.29%) Firewall
16 13 (13.27%) Cisco Certification
16 13 (13.27%) SAN
16 13 (13.27%) SCCM
17 12 (12.24%) CCNA
17 12 (12.24%) DNS
18 11 (11.22%) Citrix

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 9 (9.18%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.14%) IIS
3 6 (6.12%) Oracle Application Server
3 6 (6.12%) WebLogic
4 5 (5.10%) IBM Notes
4 5 (5.10%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.04%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (4.08%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Concordance
1 5 (5.10%) Relativity
2 1 (1.02%) Ringtail
2 1 (1.02%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.02%) SAP GRC
2 1 (1.02%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.12%) IaaS
4 5 (5.10%) PaaS
5 4 (4.08%) SaaS
6 2 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.29%) Firewall
2 13 (13.27%) SAN
3 12 (12.24%) DNS
4 11 (11.22%) LAN
4 11 (11.22%) WAN
5 6 (6.12%) NAS
5 6 (6.12%) Structured Cabling
5 6 (6.12%) TCP/IP
6 5 (5.10%) DHCP
6 5 (5.10%) Unified Communications
7 4 (4.08%) VPN
8 3 (3.06%) Network Security
8 3 (3.06%) Wireless
9 2 (2.04%) BGP
9 2 (2.04%) DSL
9 2 (2.04%) HTTP
9 2 (2.04%) Internet
9 2 (2.04%) LLU
9 2 (2.04%) SSL
9 2 (2.04%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.14%) Big Data
3 6 (6.12%) Oracle Database
3 6 (6.12%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (6.12%) Oracle Database 12c
3 6 (6.12%) Oracle Exadata
3 6 (6.12%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.04%) MySQL
6 1 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.02%) DB2
6 1 (1.02%) MS Access
6 1 (1.02%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 6 (6.12%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (5.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.04%) JIRA
General
1 11 (11.22%) Finance
1 11 (11.22%) Legal
2 7 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.12%) Retail
4 5 (5.10%) German Language
4 5 (5.10%) Law
5 3 (3.06%) Banking
6 2 (2.04%) Publishing
7 1 (1.02%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.02%) French Language
7 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.02%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (1.02%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 18 (18.37%) Analyst
2 14 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 12 (12.24%) Data Centre Engineer
4 10 (10.20%) Support Analyst
5 9 (9.18%) Administrator
6 8 (8.16%) Consultant
6 8 (8.16%) Data Centre Consultant
6 8 (8.16%) Data Consultant
6 8 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (8.16%) Team Leader
7 7 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
8 6 (6.12%) Cabling Engineer
8 6 (6.12%) Data Analyst
8 6 (6.12%) Data Centre Analyst
8 6 (6.12%) Data Centre Operations Engineer
8 6 (6.12%) DBA
8 6 (6.12%) Operations Engineer
8 6 (6.12%) Oracle DBA
9 5 (5.10%) Data Centre Operations Analyst
9 5 (5.10%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.18%) .NET
2 6 (6.12%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 6 (6.12%) Web Services
3 1 (1.02%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 98 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.10%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.08%) Replication
4 3 (3.06%) Fintech
4 3 (3.06%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.04%) AS400
5 2 (2.04%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.04%) Clustering
5 2 (2.04%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.02%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.02%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.02%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (29.59%) Windows
2 22 (22.45%) Linux
3 19 (19.39%) Windows Server
4 15 (15.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (6.12%) Oracle Linux
7 5 (5.10%) Unix
7 5 (5.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.02%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.02%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (54.08%) ITIL
2 31 (31.63%) Disaster Recovery
3 17 (17.35%) Service Delivery
4 15 (15.31%) DevOps
4 15 (15.31%) Project Management
4 15 (15.31%) Service Management
5 14 (14.29%) Change Management
6 10 (10.20%) Migration
7 9 (9.18%) Configuration Management
7 9 (9.18%) PRINCE2
8 8 (8.16%) Enterprise Architecture
8 8 (8.16%) Server Patching
9 7 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (7.14%) Presales
9 7 (7.14%) Problem Management
10 6 (6.12%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (6.12%) Line Management
11 5 (5.10%) Low Latency
11 5 (5.10%) Process Improvement
11 5 (5.10%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.35%) SQL
2 7 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.12%) PL/SQL
4 4 (4.08%) C++
5 3 (3.06%) C
6 2 (2.04%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.04%) Java
6 2 (2.04%) Python
7 1 (1.02%) Perl
7 1 (1.02%) VB
7 1 (1.02%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (24.49%) Degree
2 13 (13.27%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (12.24%) CCNA
4 6 (6.12%) OCP
4 6 (6.12%) Oracle Certification
5 5 (5.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.10%) PMI Certification
5 5 (5.10%) PMP
6 3 (3.06%) CCIE
6 3 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (3.06%) MCSE
7 2 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.04%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (1.02%) CCDP
8 1 (1.02%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (1.02%) CCNP
8 1 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.02%) Master's Degree
8 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (25.51%) SLA
2 6 (6.12%) ISO 14001
2 6 (6.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (4.08%) COBIT
4 2 (2.04%) GCP
4 2 (2.04%) ISO 9001
4 2 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 19 (19.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (15.31%) Active Directory
3 8 (8.16%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (6.12%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.12%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (4.08%) KVM
6 2 (2.04%) Terminal Server
6 2 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.04%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.02%) Firmware
7 1 (1.02%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.02%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.02%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (13.27%) SCCM
2 8 (8.16%) SCOM
3 6 (6.12%) Data Guard
3 6 (6.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 6 (6.12%) Oracle RMAN
4 5 (5.10%) SCVMM
5 2 (2.04%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (1.02%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.02%) Nagios
Vendors
1 34 (34.69%) Microsoft
2 32 (32.65%) VMware
3 21 (21.43%) Cisco
4 15 (15.31%) Red Hat
5 11 (11.22%) Citrix
6 9 (9.18%) SolarWinds
7 6 (6.12%) HP
7 6 (6.12%) Oracle
8 5 (5.10%) EMC
8 5 (5.10%) Lotus
8 5 (5.10%) Nuix
9 4 (4.08%) Veeam
10 3 (3.06%) Dell
10 3 (3.06%) F5
10 3 (3.06%) Palo Alto
11 2 (2.04%) SAP
11 2 (2.04%) Snow
11 2 (2.04%) Splunk
11 2 (2.04%) Veritas
11 2 (2.04%) WorldPay