Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Center Operations
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1085 1095 1040
Rank change year-on-year +10 -55 +55
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre Operations 107 118 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.064% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.066% 0.071% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 67 72 193
UK median annual salary £40,000 £58,750 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.91% +14.08% -10.43%
10th Percentile £25,450 £29,043 £26,125
90th Percentile £92,750 £79,875 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £39,600
% change year-on-year -6.67% -5.30% -36.64%

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 161594 165322 191692
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.43% 88.89%
Number of salaries quoted 128097 137067 158609
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,125 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.71% - +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 11 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Data Centre Operations in the UK

Data Centre Operations
Top 13 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 11 December 2017. 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 +13 101 £53,250 -9.36% 11
UK excluding London -19 64 £35,000 -6.67% 5
London +8 42 £67,500 -3.57% 6
South East +26 20 £36,000 -23.40% 1
Midlands -3 19 £35,250 -29.50%
East Midlands +33 14 £35,000 -
East of England +2 8 £87,500 +16.67% 1
South West +12 6 £27,500 -26.67% 1
North of England -4 6 £100,000 +207.69% 2
West Midlands -11 5 £35,500 -50.18%
Wales - 5 £19,200 -
Yorkshire +1 3 £100,000 +207.69% 1
North West -5 3 - - 1

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT jobs citing Data Centre Operations also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Data Centre Operations.

1 107 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 41 (38.32%) ITIL
3 28 (26.17%) VMware
4 27 (25.23%) Service Delivery
5 25 (23.36%) Finance
5 25 (23.36%) Cisco
6 24 (22.43%) Windows
7 20 (18.69%) Disaster Recovery
8 18 (16.82%) SLA
9 17 (15.89%) VMware Infrastructure
9 17 (15.89%) Microsoft
9 17 (15.89%) Linux
10 16 (14.95%) Service Management
10 16 (14.95%) Amazon AWS
11 15 (14.02%) Microsoft Azure
11 15 (14.02%) Change Management
11 15 (14.02%) Firewall
11 15 (14.02%) SAN
11 15 (14.02%) Driving Licence
12 13 (12.15%) Degree
12 13 (12.15%) Active Directory
12 13 (12.15%) Telecoms
12 13 (12.15%) MPLS
13 12 (11.21%) Project Management
13 12 (11.21%) Management Information System
13 12 (11.21%) Citrix
13 12 (11.21%) Banking
13 12 (11.21%) Office 365
14 11 (10.28%) PaaS
15 10 (9.35%) Cisco Certification

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 4 (3.74%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (2.80%) IIS
3 2 (1.87%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.87%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (5.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.87%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.95%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (14.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (11.21%) Office 365
4 11 (10.28%) PaaS
5 10 (9.35%) IaaS
6 9 (8.41%) SaaS
7 4 (3.74%) Oracle CX
8 3 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.93%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.02%) Firewall
1 15 (14.02%) SAN
2 13 (12.15%) MPLS
3 9 (8.41%) DNS
3 9 (8.41%) LAN
4 8 (7.48%) WAN
5 6 (5.61%) VPN
6 5 (4.67%) DHCP
6 5 (4.67%) NAS
7 4 (3.74%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (3.74%) iSCSI
7 4 (3.74%) Structured Cabling
7 4 (3.74%) Wireless
8 3 (2.80%) Unified Communications
8 3 (2.80%) VLAN
9 2 (1.87%) DDNS
9 2 (1.87%) Network Security
9 2 (1.87%) VoIP
10 1 (0.93%) H.323
10 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.61%) Big Data
2 4 (3.74%) SAP HANA
2 4 (3.74%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.93%) DB2
3 1 (0.93%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.87%) JIRA
General
1 25 (23.36%) Finance
2 13 (12.15%) Telecoms
3 12 (11.21%) Banking
4 6 (5.61%) Retail
5 3 (2.80%) Back Office
5 3 (2.80%) Corporate Banking
5 3 (2.80%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.80%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.80%) Law
5 3 (2.80%) Mandarin Language
5 3 (2.80%) Marketing
5 3 (2.80%) Welsh Language
6 2 (1.87%) Advertising
6 2 (1.87%) German Language
6 2 (1.87%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.87%) Publishing
7 1 (0.93%) French Language
7 1 (0.93%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 18 (16.82%) Data Centre Engineer
2 14 (13.08%) Data Centre Operations Engineer
2 14 (13.08%) IT Engineer
2 14 (13.08%) Operations Engineer
3 11 (10.28%) Architect
4 9 (8.41%) Analyst
4 9 (8.41%) Consultant
5 8 (7.48%) Support Engineer
6 6 (5.61%) Data Centre Consultant
6 6 (5.61%) Data Consultant
7 5 (4.67%) Data Centre Architect
7 5 (4.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.67%) Service Manager
7 5 (4.67%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (4.67%) Technical Manager
8 4 (3.74%) Data Analyst
8 4 (3.74%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (3.74%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 4 (3.74%) Operations Analyst
8 4 (3.74%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.74%) SAP Basis
2 3 (2.80%) Web Services
3 2 (1.87%) .NET
3 2 (1.87%) Middleware
4 1 (0.93%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 107 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 15 (14.02%) Driving Licence
3 12 (11.21%) Management Information System
4 9 (8.41%) Computer Science
5 7 (6.54%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (6.54%) Public Cloud
5 7 (6.54%) Replication
6 6 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (3.74%) CLARiiON
7 4 (3.74%) Clustering
7 4 (3.74%) EMC VMAX
7 4 (3.74%) EMC VNX
7 4 (3.74%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (2.80%) Contactless
8 3 (2.80%) iPad
8 3 (2.80%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.80%) Private Cloud
8 3 (2.80%) Social Media
8 3 (2.80%) User Experience
9 2 (1.87%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 24 (22.43%) Windows
2 17 (15.89%) Linux
3 10 (9.35%) Unix
4 8 (7.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.67%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.87%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.87%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (1.87%) Solaris
7 2 (1.87%) SUSE
7 2 (1.87%) VMS
7 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (38.32%) ITIL
2 27 (25.23%) Service Delivery
3 20 (18.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 16 (14.95%) Service Management
5 15 (14.02%) Change Management
6 12 (11.21%) Project Management
7 10 (9.35%) Asset Management
7 10 (9.35%) PRINCE2
8 8 (7.48%) IT Strategy
8 8 (7.48%) Network Design
8 8 (7.48%) Presales
8 8 (7.48%) Risk Management
9 7 (6.54%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (6.54%) Migration
9 7 (6.54%) Problem Management
9 7 (6.54%) Supplier Management
9 7 (6.54%) TOGAF
10 6 (5.61%) Business Continuity
10 6 (5.61%) Incident Management
10 6 (5.61%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.67%) SQL
2 4 (3.74%) C
3 3 (2.80%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.87%) Java
5 1 (0.93%) VB
5 1 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (12.15%) Degree
2 10 (9.35%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (5.61%) CCNA
3 6 (5.61%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (5.61%) MCSA
3 6 (5.61%) MCSE
3 6 (5.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (4.67%) CCNP
4 5 (4.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (3.74%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.80%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.80%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.87%) EMCSA
7 2 (1.87%) EMCTA
7 2 (1.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.87%) Master's Degree
7 2 (1.87%) NCDA
7 2 (1.87%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.93%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (16.82%) SLA
2 4 (3.74%) ISO 14001
2 4 (3.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.80%) COBIT
4 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.93%) Solvency II
System Software
1 17 (15.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (12.15%) Active Directory
3 7 (6.54%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.67%) KVM
4 5 (4.67%) XenApp
5 4 (3.74%) NFS
6 3 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.87%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.87%) Terminal Server
7 2 (1.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (1.87%) vSphere
8 1 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (5.61%) SCCM
2 4 (3.74%) NetBackup
2 4 (3.74%) SCOM
2 4 (3.74%) SCVMM
3 3 (2.80%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.80%) Puppet
3 3 (2.80%) WSUS
4 2 (1.87%) Ansible
4 2 (1.87%) DiskXtender
4 2 (1.87%) EMC TimeFinder
4 2 (1.87%) SnapMirror
4 2 (1.87%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.87%) vMotion
4 2 (1.87%) vRealize
5 1 (0.93%) Control-M
5 1 (0.93%) Nagios
Vendors
1 28 (26.17%) VMware
2 25 (23.36%) Cisco
3 17 (15.89%) Microsoft
4 12 (11.21%) Citrix
5 7 (6.54%) Cognizant
6 6 (5.61%) EMC
6 6 (5.61%) SAP
6 6 (5.61%) Veeam
6 6 (5.61%) Veritas
7 5 (4.67%) Oracle
7 5 (4.67%) Red Hat
7 5 (4.67%) SolarWinds
8 4 (3.74%) Aruba
8 4 (3.74%) HP
8 4 (3.74%) IBM
8 4 (3.74%) NetApp
8 4 (3.74%) Siebel
8 4 (3.74%) Sybase
9 3 (2.80%) D-Link
10 2 (1.87%) SolidFire