Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Center Operations
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 992 1109 1104
Rank change year-on-year +117 -5 -47
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre Operations 149 97 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.091% 0.054% 0.070%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.059% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 98 58 84
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.80% -4.63% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,225 £25,525 £25,771
90th Percentile £75,750 £95,375 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,250 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.57% -6.67% -5.30%

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 148,624 164,621 170,092
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.11% 91.49% 90.93%
Number of salaries quoted 118,172 130,267 141,462
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,750
90th Percentile £84,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 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 +98 142 £55,000 +2.33% 11
London +104 87 £65,000 -8.77% 6
UK excluding London +72 61 £36,250 +3.57% 5
Yorkshire +43 16 £55,000 -46.34% 2
North of England +28 16 £55,000 -46.34% 3
South East +16 16 £45,000 +26.76% 1
Midlands +27 12 £18,500 -47.14%
East Midlands +10 10 £18,500 -47.14%
East of England +29 8 - -
South West +6 4 £55,000 +100.00% 1
Scotland - 3 - -
Channel Islands - 3 £29,500 -
West Midlands +32 2 £37,750 -12.72%

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 149 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 69 (46.31%) Windows
3 64 (42.95%) Microsoft
4 61 (40.94%) ITIL
5 54 (36.24%) Degree
6 52 (34.90%) Windows Server
7 51 (34.23%) Active Directory
8 47 (31.54%) VMware
9 42 (28.19%) Linux
10 41 (27.52%) Microsoft Azure
11 40 (26.85%) Service Delivery
12 38 (25.50%) SQL
12 38 (25.50%) VMware Infrastructure
13 37 (24.83%) Disaster Recovery
14 29 (19.46%) Red Hat
14 29 (19.46%) WAN
15 27 (18.12%) Amazon AWS
15 27 (18.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 26 (17.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 25 (16.78%) Office 365
17 25 (16.78%) Project Management
17 25 (16.78%) Finance
18 24 (16.11%) Telecoms
18 24 (16.11%) LAN
18 24 (16.11%) IIS
19 23 (15.44%) SQL Server
19 23 (15.44%) Business Continuity
20 22 (14.77%) DNS
21 21 (14.09%) Cisco Certification
21 21 (14.09%) Legal

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 24 (16.11%) IIS
2 15 (10.07%) MS Exchange
3 13 (8.72%) SharePoint
4 12 (8.05%) IBM Notes
5 10 (6.71%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (3.36%) Apache
6 5 (3.36%) Tomcat
6 5 (3.36%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (6.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (8.05%) Concordance
1 12 (8.05%) Relativity
2 8 (5.37%) SAP GRC
3 7 (4.70%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (3.36%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (2.01%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.67%) Ringtail
Cloud Services
1 41 (27.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (18.12%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (16.78%) Office 365
4 15 (10.07%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (10.07%) PaaS
5 14 (9.40%) SaaS
6 13 (8.72%) IaaS
7 5 (3.36%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (3.36%) Amazon S3
7 5 (3.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (2.68%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 29 (19.46%) WAN
2 24 (16.11%) LAN
3 22 (14.77%) DNS
4 18 (12.08%) SAN
5 17 (11.41%) DHCP
6 14 (9.40%) Firewall
7 12 (8.05%) Modbus
7 12 (8.05%) SNMP
8 10 (6.71%) VPN
9 9 (6.04%) Unified Communications
10 8 (5.37%) VLAN
10 8 (5.37%) VoIP
11 7 (4.70%) Multicast
11 7 (4.70%) TCP/IP
12 6 (4.03%) MPLS
13 5 (3.36%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (3.36%) Fibre Channel
13 5 (3.36%) iSCSI
13 5 (3.36%) SSH
13 5 (3.36%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.44%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (5.37%) SAP HANA
4 5 (3.36%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.36%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (3.36%) Oracle Database 12c
4 5 (3.36%) Oracle Exadata
4 5 (3.36%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (3.36%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (3.36%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (2.01%) Big Data
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (8.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.36%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (1.34%) Hudson
3 2 (1.34%) JIRA
General
1 25 (16.78%) Finance
2 24 (16.11%) Telecoms
3 21 (14.09%) Legal
4 12 (8.05%) Law
5 9 (6.04%) Retail
6 3 (2.01%) Banking
7 2 (1.34%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.34%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.67%) French Language
8 1 (0.67%) German Language
8 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (14.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (12.08%) Support Engineer
3 16 (10.74%) Architect
4 11 (7.38%) Applications Engineer
4 11 (7.38%) Applications Support
4 11 (7.38%) Applications Support Engineer
4 11 (7.38%) Presales Engineer
5 10 (6.71%) Analyst
5 10 (6.71%) Infrastructure Manager
5 10 (6.71%) Project Manager
6 8 (5.37%) Administrator
7 7 (4.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 7 (4.70%) SAP Architect
7 7 (4.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (4.70%) Senior Manager
8 6 (4.03%) Data Centre Engineer
8 6 (4.03%) Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (4.03%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
8 6 (4.03%) Service Analyst
8 6 (4.03%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.41%) Web Services
2 14 (9.40%) .NET
3 5 (3.36%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (0.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 149 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 16 (10.74%) Replication
3 13 (8.72%) CMDB
4 9 (6.04%) Public Cloud
5 8 (5.37%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (5.37%) Private Cloud
6 7 (4.70%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.36%) Derivative
7 5 (3.36%) NHS
8 4 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (2.01%) AS400
9 3 (2.01%) Clustering
9 3 (2.01%) Fintech
9 3 (2.01%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.34%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.67%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.67%) Learning Management System
11 1 (0.67%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.67%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 69 (46.31%) Windows
2 52 (34.90%) Windows Server
3 42 (28.19%) Linux
4 27 (18.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (7.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (4.70%) Unix
6 7 (4.70%) Windows 10
7 5 (3.36%) CentOS
7 5 (3.36%) Data ONTAP
7 5 (3.36%) Oracle Linux
7 5 (3.36%) Solaris
8 3 (2.01%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (40.94%) ITIL
2 40 (26.85%) Service Delivery
3 37 (24.83%) Disaster Recovery
4 26 (17.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 25 (16.78%) Project Management
6 23 (15.44%) Business Continuity
7 20 (13.42%) Systems Analysis
8 18 (12.08%) Change Management
8 18 (12.08%) Presales
9 15 (10.07%) Capacity Planning
9 15 (10.07%) ITIL V3
9 15 (10.07%) Virtual Environments
10 14 (9.40%) E-Discovery
11 13 (8.72%) Migration
12 12 (8.05%) BCP
12 12 (8.05%) Enterprise Architecture
12 12 (8.05%) Facilities Management
12 12 (8.05%) ITSM
12 12 (8.05%) PRINCE2
12 12 (8.05%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 38 (25.50%) SQL
2 11 (7.38%) C++
3 10 (6.71%) C
4 6 (4.03%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.36%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.01%) Perl
7 2 (1.34%) Java
8 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (36.24%) Degree
2 21 (14.09%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (12.75%) CCNA
4 10 (6.71%) OCP
4 10 (6.71%) Oracle Certification
5 8 (5.37%) MCSE
5 8 (5.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (4.70%) Master's Degree
6 7 (4.70%) PMI Certification
6 7 (4.70%) PMP
7 5 (3.36%) RHCE
7 5 (3.36%) Security Cleared
8 4 (2.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (2.01%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.01%) VCP6
9 3 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.34%) CCIE
10 2 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.67%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.74%) SLA
2 6 (4.03%) QA
3 5 (3.36%) COBIT
4 3 (2.01%) ISO 14001
4 3 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.34%) Solvency II
System Software
1 51 (34.23%) Active Directory
2 38 (25.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.71%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (5.37%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (5.37%) XenApp
5 5 (3.36%) NFS
5 5 (3.36%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (3.36%) Postfix
5 5 (3.36%) VMFS
5 5 (3.36%) vSphere
5 5 (3.36%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.68%) Terminal Services
7 3 (2.01%) DFS Replication
7 3 (2.01%) KVM
7 3 (2.01%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.67%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 21 (14.09%) SCCM
2 8 (5.37%) Failover Clustering
2 8 (5.37%) SCOM
3 6 (4.03%) Nagios
4 5 (3.36%) Data Guard
4 5 (3.36%) EMC NetWorker
4 5 (3.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (3.36%) Oracle RMAN
4 5 (3.36%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.34%) WSUS
Vendors
1 64 (42.95%) Microsoft
2 47 (31.54%) VMware
3 29 (19.46%) Red Hat
4 19 (12.75%) Cisco
5 14 (9.40%) EMC
6 13 (8.72%) Citrix
7 12 (8.05%) Lotus
7 12 (8.05%) Nuix
8 10 (6.71%) Oracle
9 8 (5.37%) SAP
9 8 (5.37%) SolarWinds
10 7 (4.70%) Ivanti
11 6 (4.03%) NetApp
12 5 (3.36%) BMC
12 5 (3.36%) Brocade
12 5 (3.36%) Infoblox
12 5 (3.36%) Remedy
12 5 (3.36%) Symantec
12 5 (3.36%) Veeam
12 5 (3.36%) WatchGuard