The median annual salary for a Data Centre Specialist was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

Data Centre Specialist
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 884 924 974
Rank change year-on-year +40 +50  
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Centre Specialist 6 8 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.008% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.008% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 8
Median salary £52,500 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,150 £47,500 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,250 £80,000 £56,500
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £60,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year -4.16% +23.07%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85544 95045 105654
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.95% 96.52% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69856 80154 87088
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Data Centre Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Data Centre Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre Specialist in the UK

Data Centre Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Data Centre Specialist in the UK

Data Centre Specialist
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre Specialist over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Data Centre Specialist in the UK

Data Centre Specialist
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Centre Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +43 6 £52,500 -12.50% 4
London +38 3 £37,000 - 1
South East +42 2 £58,750 -7.84%
Berkshire - 2 £58,750 -
Reading - 2 £58,750 -
North West - 1 £47,500 - 1
Manchester - 1 £47,500 - 1

Data Centre Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Data Centre Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 18 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (38.89%) Citrix
3 6 (33.33%) Cisco
3 6 (33.33%) VMware
3 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (27.78%) Network Security
4 5 (27.78%) Service Delivery
5 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
5 4 (22.22%) Windows
5 4 (22.22%) Linux
5 4 (22.22%) ITIL
5 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (22.22%) CMDB
5 4 (22.22%) Line Management
5 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (16.67%) VCP5
6 3 (16.67%) XenApp
6 3 (16.67%) XenDesktop
6 3 (16.67%) Computacenter
6 3 (16.67%) vSphere
6 3 (16.67%) SAN
6 3 (16.67%) CCA
6 3 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (16.67%) MCSA
6 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 3 (16.67%) HP
6 3 (16.67%) Dell
6 3 (16.67%) EMC

Data Centre Specialist 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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) Network Security
2 3 (16.67%) SAN
3 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications
General
1 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.56%) Billing
2 1 (5.56%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 18 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (22.22%) CMDB
3 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.11%) CentOS
3 2 (11.11%) SUSE
3 2 (11.11%) Unix
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Service Delivery
2 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Line Management
3 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 3 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 3 (16.67%) Service Management
4 2 (11.11%) Data Centre Operations
4 2 (11.11%) DevOps
4 2 (11.11%) ITSM
4 2 (11.11%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (11.11%) Presales
4 2 (11.11%) Software Deployment
5 1 (5.56%) Change Management
5 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.56%) Information Management
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) CCA
1 3 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
1 3 (16.67%) MCSA
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (16.67%) VCP5
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) vSphere
2 3 (16.67%) XenApp
2 3 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) BladeLogic
1 2 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Citrix
2 6 (33.33%) Cisco
2 6 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
4 3 (16.67%) Computacenter
4 3 (16.67%) Dell
4 3 (16.67%) EMC
4 3 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (11.11%) Opsware
6 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow
6 1 (5.56%) Veeam
6 1 (5.56%) Veritas
London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £34,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + on call allowance & benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Computacenter
Salary: Uncapped OTE
Posted: 26 days ago