Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Center Operations
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1042 1102 1071
Rank change year-on-year +60 -31 -37
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre Operations 127 91 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.075% 0.051% 0.100%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.082% 0.056% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 79 65 126
UK median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% -12.50% +33.33%
10th Percentile £27,250 £26,250 £26,011
90th Percentile £71,250 £76,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% -34.78% +45.20%

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 155,135 162,234 179,471
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.13% 91.53% 90.82%
Number of salaries quoted 123,518 129,213 149,814
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,690
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.84% +0.40%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +76 119 £50,000 -4.76% 11
UK excluding London +47 67 £35,000 -6.67% 5
London +64 60 £60,000 -7.69% 6
South East -1 17 £48,750 +30.00% 1
North of England +35 15 £35,000 - 1
Yorkshire - 14 £35,000 - 1
East of England +5 11 £50,000 -
Midlands -1 10 £18,500 -57.23% 3
East Midlands 0 9 £18,500 -47.14%
South West - 7 £52,500 -
Channel Islands - 4 £29,500 -
Scotland - 3 £48,750 -
West Midlands +28 1 £33,000 -23.70% 3
North West +9 1 - -
Wales 0 1 £110,000 +472.92%

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 127 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 54 (42.52%) ITIL
3 50 (39.37%) Windows
4 49 (38.58%) Degree
5 42 (33.07%) Microsoft
6 39 (30.71%) Windows Server
7 35 (27.56%) VMware
8 34 (26.77%) SQL
9 32 (25.20%) Linux
9 32 (25.20%) Service Delivery
9 32 (25.20%) Disaster Recovery
9 32 (25.20%) VMware Infrastructure
10 30 (23.62%) Microsoft Azure
11 29 (22.83%) Active Directory
12 26 (20.47%) SQL Server
13 23 (18.11%) Amazon AWS
14 22 (17.32%) IIS
15 21 (16.54%) Red Hat
15 21 (16.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 20 (15.75%) Legal
17 19 (14.96%) Cisco Certification
17 19 (14.96%) MS Exchange
18 18 (14.17%) SLA
18 18 (14.17%) Finance
18 18 (14.17%) SCCM
19 17 (13.39%) CCNA
19 17 (13.39%) Presales
20 16 (12.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 16 (12.60%) Cisco
20 16 (12.60%) Change Management

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 22 (17.32%) IIS
2 19 (14.96%) MS Exchange
3 14 (11.02%) SharePoint
4 13 (10.24%) IBM Notes
5 8 (6.30%) Oracle Application Server
5 8 (6.30%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.57%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (3.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (10.24%) Concordance
1 13 (10.24%) Relativity
2 4 (3.15%) SAP GRC
3 3 (2.36%) SAP ERP
3 3 (2.36%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (1.57%) Ringtail
Cloud Services
1 30 (23.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (18.11%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (9.45%) Office 365
4 7 (5.51%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (4.72%) IaaS
5 6 (4.72%) PaaS
6 5 (3.94%) SaaS
7 3 (2.36%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.81%) SAN
2 11 (8.66%) WAN
3 10 (7.87%) DNS
4 9 (7.09%) LAN
5 7 (5.51%) Modbus
5 7 (5.51%) SNMP
6 6 (4.72%) Firewall
6 6 (4.72%) NAS
6 6 (4.72%) TCP/IP
6 6 (4.72%) Unified Communications
6 6 (4.72%) VPN
7 5 (3.94%) Skype
8 4 (3.15%) DHCP
8 4 (3.15%) Internet
9 3 (2.36%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (2.36%) Structured Cabling
10 2 (1.57%) BGP
10 2 (1.57%) DSL
10 2 (1.57%) HTTP
10 2 (1.57%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (20.47%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (6.30%) Oracle Database
3 8 (6.30%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (6.30%) Oracle Database 12c
3 8 (6.30%) Oracle Exadata
3 8 (6.30%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (3.94%) Big Data
5 4 (3.15%) SAP HANA
6 2 (1.57%) MySQL
7 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (10.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (6.30%) Oracle Forms
General
1 20 (15.75%) Legal
2 18 (14.17%) Finance
3 14 (11.02%) Retail
4 13 (10.24%) Law
5 10 (7.87%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.36%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.36%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.57%) German Language
7 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (16.54%) Support Engineer
2 15 (11.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (10.24%) Analyst
4 11 (8.66%) Administrator
5 10 (7.87%) Support Analyst
6 9 (7.09%) Applications Engineer
6 9 (7.09%) Applications Support
6 9 (7.09%) Applications Support Engineer
6 9 (7.09%) DBA
6 9 (7.09%) Service Desk Engineer
7 8 (6.30%) Data Centre Engineer
7 8 (6.30%) Electrical Engineer
7 8 (6.30%) Mechanical Engineer
7 8 (6.30%) Oracle DBA
8 7 (5.51%) Presales Engineer
8 7 (5.51%) Service Desk Support
9 6 (4.72%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.72%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.72%) Technical Support
9 6 (4.72%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.81%) .NET
2 13 (10.24%) Web Services
3 8 (6.30%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 127 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.30%) CMDB
2 8 (6.30%) Replication
3 5 (3.94%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (3.94%) NHS
3 5 (3.94%) Public Cloud
4 4 (3.15%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.15%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.36%) AS400
5 3 (2.36%) Fintech
5 3 (2.36%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.57%) Clustering
6 2 (1.57%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.57%) Learning Management System
6 2 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.57%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.79%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 50 (39.37%) Windows
2 39 (30.71%) Windows Server
3 32 (25.20%) Linux
4 21 (16.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (6.30%) Oracle Linux
6 7 (5.51%) Windows 10
7 4 (3.15%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.36%) Unix
9 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (42.52%) ITIL
2 32 (25.20%) Disaster Recovery
2 32 (25.20%) Service Delivery
3 17 (13.39%) Presales
4 16 (12.60%) Change Management
4 16 (12.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 15 (11.81%) DevOps
5 15 (11.81%) E-Discovery
6 14 (11.02%) Enterprise Architecture
6 14 (11.02%) Migration
6 14 (11.02%) Project Management
6 14 (11.02%) Service Management
7 13 (10.24%) Process Improvement
7 13 (10.24%) Virtual Environments
8 11 (8.66%) PRINCE2
9 10 (7.87%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (7.09%) ITIL V3
11 8 (6.30%) Business Continuity
11 8 (6.30%) ITSM
12 7 (5.51%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 34 (26.77%) SQL
2 11 (8.66%) C++
2 11 (8.66%) PowerShell
3 8 (6.30%) PL/SQL
4 5 (3.94%) C
5 4 (3.15%) Perl
6 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (38.58%) Degree
2 19 (14.96%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (13.39%) CCNA
4 8 (6.30%) OCP
4 8 (6.30%) Oracle Certification
4 8 (6.30%) PMI Certification
4 8 (6.30%) PMP
5 4 (3.15%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (3.15%) MCSE
5 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.36%) CCIE
6 3 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.36%) Master's Degree
6 3 (2.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.57%) CCDE
7 2 (1.57%) CCDP
7 2 (1.57%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (0.79%) CCNP
8 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.17%) SLA
2 7 (5.51%) ISO 14001
2 7 (5.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.94%) COBIT
4 3 (2.36%) QA
5 2 (1.57%) GCP
5 2 (1.57%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 32 (25.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (22.83%) Active Directory
3 8 (6.30%) Oracle RAC
3 8 (6.30%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (3.94%) KVM
4 5 (3.94%) XenApp
4 5 (3.94%) XenDesktop
5 4 (3.15%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.15%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (2.36%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.79%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 18 (14.17%) SCCM
2 9 (7.09%) SCOM
3 8 (6.30%) Data Guard
3 8 (6.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 8 (6.30%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (2.36%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (1.57%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.57%) WSUS
6 1 (0.79%) Nagios
Vendors
1 42 (33.07%) Microsoft
2 35 (27.56%) VMware
3 21 (16.54%) Red Hat
4 16 (12.60%) Cisco
5 13 (10.24%) Lotus
5 13 (10.24%) Nuix
6 10 (7.87%) Citrix
7 8 (6.30%) EMC
7 8 (6.30%) Oracle
8 6 (4.72%) SolarWinds
9 5 (3.94%) Dell
10 4 (3.15%) F5
10 4 (3.15%) SAP
11 3 (2.36%) Ivanti
11 3 (2.36%) Symantec
12 2 (1.57%) Capita
12 2 (1.57%) CommVault
12 2 (1.57%) McAfee
12 2 (1.57%) Progress
12 2 (1.57%) Veeam