Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Data Centre Operator was £24,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Centre Operator
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1181 1235 1257
Rank change year-on-year +54 +22 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Centre Operator 8 2 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.001% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.001% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 34
UK median annual salary £24,000 £27,750 £25,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.51% +7.77% -16.94%
10th Percentile £23,313 £22,225 £24,000
90th Percentile £35,000 £34,275 £35,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £24,000 £27,750 £26,500
% change year-on-year -13.51% +4.72% -14.52%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 172559 183130 209788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138476 153185 174290
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Data Centre Operator
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Data Centre Operator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre Operator in the UK

Data Centre Operator
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Data Centre Operator in the UK

Data Centre Operator
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre Operator over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Data Centre Operator in the UK

Data Centre Operator
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Centre Operator within the UK over the 6 months to 23 November 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
UK excluding London +46 6 £24,000 -13.51%
England +40 5 £35,000 +26.13%
Wales - 3 £24,000 -
Midlands +25 2 - -
London - 2 £35,000 -
South East +33 1 £23,250 -32.61%
East Midlands +32 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

Data Centre Operator Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Data Centre Operator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Data Centre Operator in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (25.00%) Data Centre Operations
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) ISPF
3 1 (12.50%) QA
3 1 (12.50%) Release Management
3 1 (12.50%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (12.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 1 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) Unix
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
3 1 (12.50%) SAS
3 1 (12.50%) SLA
3 1 (12.50%) Intel
3 1 (12.50%) Lotus
3 1 (12.50%) MVS
3 1 (12.50%) JCL
3 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) VMware

Data Centre Operator Skill Set
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 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
1 1 (12.50%) SAS
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) MVS
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre Operations
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) JCL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 1 (12.50%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Intel
1 1 (12.50%) Lotus
1 1 (12.50%) SAP
1 1 (12.50%) VMware