Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Data Centre Specialist was £37,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 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 Specialist
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1176 1180 1278
Rank change year-on-year +4 +98 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Centre Specialist 27 44 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.023% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.024% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 26 12 13
UK median annual salary £37,000 £75,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -50.67% +50.00% -22.48%
10th Percentile £35,000 £45,125 £28,300
90th Percentile £47,500 £80,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £75,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -43.33% +57.89% -26.36%

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 172542 183486 211561
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 138422 153547 175640
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 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Data Centre Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 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
England +43 26 £37,000 -50.67%
London +34 20 £35,000 -
UK excluding London +5 7 £42,500 -43.33%
North of England +4 4 £42,500 -5.56%
North West 0 4 £42,500 -5.56%
South East +37 2 £77,500 -3.13%
Wales - 1 £25,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 27 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 23 (85.19%) Cisco
3 20 (74.07%) ITIL
3 20 (74.07%) Windows
4 19 (70.37%) Linux
4 19 (70.37%) Veritas
4 19 (70.37%) Red Hat
4 19 (70.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (70.37%) Configuration Management
4 19 (70.37%) HP
4 19 (70.37%) Service Delivery
4 19 (70.37%) Change Management
4 19 (70.37%) Publishing
4 19 (70.37%) VMware
4 19 (70.37%) SLA
4 19 (70.37%) Information Management
4 19 (70.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (70.37%) Incident Management
4 19 (70.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (70.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (70.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (70.37%) Veeam
5 18 (66.67%) Degree
5 18 (66.67%) ServiceNow
6 7 (25.93%) Billing
7 4 (14.81%) Manufacturing
7 4 (14.81%) Dell
7 4 (14.81%) EMC
7 4 (14.81%) Citrix
7 4 (14.81%) CCA

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 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Network Security
2 1 (3.70%) SAN
2 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications
General
1 19 (70.37%) Publishing
2 7 (25.93%) Billing
3 4 (14.81%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.70%) Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Finance
4 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 27 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 20 (74.07%) Windows
2 19 (70.37%) Linux
2 19 (70.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 19 (70.37%) Windows Server 2003
2 19 (70.37%) Windows Server 2008
2 19 (70.37%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (74.07%) ITIL
2 19 (70.37%) Change Management
2 19 (70.37%) Configuration Management
2 19 (70.37%) Incident Management
2 19 (70.37%) Information Management
2 19 (70.37%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.70%) Asset Management
3 1 (3.70%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (3.70%) Wealth Management
Qualifications
1 18 (66.67%) Degree
2 4 (14.81%) CCA
2 4 (14.81%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (14.81%) MCSA
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (14.81%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (70.37%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (70.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (14.81%) vSphere
2 4 (14.81%) XenApp
2 4 (14.81%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 23 (85.19%) Cisco
2 19 (70.37%) HP
2 19 (70.37%) Red Hat
2 19 (70.37%) Veeam
2 19 (70.37%) Veritas
2 19 (70.37%) VMware
3 18 (66.67%) ServiceNow
4 4 (14.81%) Citrix
4 4 (14.81%) Dell
4 4 (14.81%) EMC
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft