Period
to 25 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Proactive Monitoring skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Proactive Monitoring over the 6 months to 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Proactive Monitoring
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 625 618 540
Rank change year-on-year -7 -78 +119
Permanent jobs citing Proactive Monitoring 607 684 956
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.39% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.42% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 404 525 726
UK median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -15.79% +11.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £21,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £77,125 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £36,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +17.24% -9.38% -3.61%

Proactive Monitoring 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 152,515 161,529 173,960
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.04% 91.56% 90.88%
Number of salaries quoted 121,393 127,449 145,145
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 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

Proactive Monitoring
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Proactive Monitoring as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Proactive Monitoring in the UK

Proactive Monitoring
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Proactive Monitoring.

Salary trend for Proactive Monitoring in the UK

Proactive Monitoring
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Proactive Monitoring over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Proactive Monitoring in the UK

Proactive Monitoring
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Proactive Monitoring within the UK over the 6 months to 25 September 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 -39 575 £50,000 +22.55% 60
UK excluding London -51 320 £42,500 +17.24% 41
London +61 279 £59,000 +8.26% 24
South East -67 78 £45,000 +32.35% 11
East of England +74 67 £46,500 +3.33%
North of England -24 63 £36,750 -2.00% 16
Midlands -8 61 £45,000 +87.50% 8
North West +4 52 £42,000 +61.54% 10
East Midlands +45 35 £39,250 +45.37% 6
South West -15 27 £37,750 -5.63% 1
West Midlands -33 26 £45,000 +89.47% 2
Wales +16 15 £35,000 -26.32% 2
Scotland -9 9 £47,000 +31.56% 3
Yorkshire -15 7 £29,250 -32.76% 4
North East -12 4 £25,500 -23.99% 2

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, IT jobs citing Proactive Monitoring 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 Proactive Monitoring.

1 214 (35.26%) Windows
2 207 (34.10%) Finance
3 178 (29.32%) Linux
3 178 (29.32%) ITIL
4 162 (26.69%) Problem-Solving
5 144 (23.72%) SQL
6 136 (22.41%) VMware
7 132 (21.75%) Analytical Skills
8 128 (21.09%) Active Directory
9 125 (20.59%) Microsoft
10 121 (19.93%) Degree
11 115 (18.95%) Firewall
12 104 (17.13%) VMware Infrastructure
13 96 (15.82%) Disaster Recovery
14 95 (15.65%) SQL Server
15 94 (15.49%) Agile Software Development
16 92 (15.16%) Oracle
17 84 (13.84%) Cisco
18 83 (13.67%) Unix
19 76 (12.52%) Change Management
20 74 (12.19%) Project Management
21 73 (12.03%) Windows Server
22 69 (11.37%) WAN
23 68 (11.20%) LAN
24 66 (10.87%) Oracle Database
25 65 (10.71%) High Availability
25 65 (10.71%) Retail
26 64 (10.54%) TCP/IP
26 64 (10.54%) Office 365
27 62 (10.21%) Microsoft Azure

Proactive Monitoring
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 20 (3.29%) MS Exchange
1 20 (3.29%) WebLogic
2 19 (3.13%) Confluence
3 17 (2.80%) Apache
4 15 (2.47%) Tomcat
5 12 (1.98%) IIS
6 8 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (0.99%) Oracle Service Bus
7 6 (0.99%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.82%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.82%) nginx
8 5 (0.82%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.49%) JBoss
9 3 (0.49%) WordPress
10 2 (0.33%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.33%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.16%) Jetty
Applications
1 41 (6.75%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (3.29%) MS Visio
3 18 (2.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
5 8 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 19 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (2.80%) Oracle 11i
2 17 (2.80%) Oracle Applications
2 17 (2.80%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (1.15%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.16%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 64 (10.54%) Office 365
2 62 (10.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (7.25%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (2.47%) Google Cloud Platform
5 14 (2.31%) IaaS
6 13 (2.14%) SaaS
7 11 (1.81%) Mimecast
8 8 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.32%) PaaS
9 5 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 5 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.66%) Akamai
10 4 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.16%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 115 (18.95%) Firewall
2 69 (11.37%) WAN
3 68 (11.20%) LAN
4 64 (10.54%) TCP/IP
5 61 (10.05%) SAN
6 54 (8.90%) Network Security
7 46 (7.58%) DNS
7 46 (7.58%) Intrusion Detection
8 39 (6.43%) VoIP
9 37 (6.10%) Internet
10 33 (5.44%) NAS
11 32 (5.27%) VPN
12 31 (5.11%) Wireless
13 27 (4.45%) DHCP
14 26 (4.28%) Cisco IOS
15 25 (4.12%) Cisco ASA
16 24 (3.95%) Wi-Fi
17 21 (3.46%) Ethernet
18 19 (3.13%) MPLS
18 19 (3.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (15.65%) SQL Server
2 66 (10.87%) Oracle Database
3 61 (10.05%) Relational Database
4 39 (6.43%) RDBMS
5 37 (6.10%) MySQL
6 35 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
7 19 (3.13%) Azure SQL Database
7 19 (3.13%) Big Data
8 17 (2.80%) Oracle BI EE
9 15 (2.47%) NoSQL
10 13 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (1.81%) Oracle Exadata
12 11 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 9 (1.48%) BusinessObjects
14 9 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
15 8 (1.32%) Hadoop
15 8 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 7 (1.15%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 28 (4.61%) Git (software)
2 22 (3.62%) JIRA
3 19 (3.13%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.49%) Mercurial
4 3 (0.49%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (0.49%) Subversion
5 2 (0.33%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.16%) Ant
6 1 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.16%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.16%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.16%) eggPlant
6 1 (0.16%) IBM UrbanCode
6 1 (0.16%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.16%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.16%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 207 (34.10%) Finance
2 65 (10.71%) Retail
3 54 (8.90%) Banking
4 28 (4.61%) Telecoms
5 23 (3.79%) Marketing
6 21 (3.46%) Legal
7 17 (2.80%) Investment Banking
8 15 (2.47%) Games
9 14 (2.31%) Front Office
10 12 (1.98%) Financial Institution
10 12 (1.98%) Law
11 8 (1.32%) Advertising
12 7 (1.15%) Back Office
12 7 (1.15%) Multimedia
13 6 (0.99%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.99%) Publishing
14 5 (0.82%) Dutch Language
15 3 (0.49%) Mandarin Language
15 3 (0.49%) Spanish Language
16 2 (0.33%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 98 (16.14%) Analyst
2 90 (14.83%) DBA
3 84 (13.84%) Administrator
4 42 (6.92%) Support Engineer
5 41 (6.75%) Network Engineer
6 39 (6.43%) Oracle DBA
7 37 (6.10%) Applications Support
8 35 (5.77%) Support Analyst
9 34 (5.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 32 (5.27%) Project Manager
11 30 (4.94%) Senior DBA
12 27 (4.45%) Team Leader
13 26 (4.28%) Security Engineer
13 26 (4.28%) SQL DBA
14 24 (3.95%) Programme Manager
15 23 (3.79%) IT Support
16 21 (3.46%) Senior Oracle DBA
16 21 (3.46%) Systems Administrator
17 20 (3.29%) Security Analyst
17 20 (3.29%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (4.94%) Middleware
2 23 (3.79%) HTML
3 18 (2.97%) Web Services
4 17 (2.80%) HTML5
5 16 (2.64%) RESTful
5 16 (2.64%) XML
6 15 (2.47%) CSS
7 13 (2.14%) JSON
8 12 (1.98%) mod_perl
9 11 (1.81%) Flash
10 10 (1.65%) CSS3
10 10 (1.65%) Laravel
11 8 (1.32%) LAMP
11 8 (1.32%) SOAP
11 8 (1.32%) Spring
11 8 (1.32%) XSD
12 7 (1.15%) REST
13 6 (0.99%) 802.1X
13 6 (0.99%) JSP
13 6 (0.99%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 132 (21.75%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (9.39%) Management Information System
3 45 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 45 (7.41%) Data Centre
4 44 (7.25%) Clustering
5 25 (4.12%) Self-Motivation
6 21 (3.46%) Driving Licence
6 21 (3.46%) Replication
7 17 (2.80%) User Experience
8 13 (2.14%) Cyberthreat
8 13 (2.14%) Fintech
8 13 (2.14%) PKI
9 12 (1.98%) Hedge funds
10 9 (1.48%) CMDB
11 8 (1.32%) Fixed Income
12 7 (1.15%) Data Structures
12 7 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (1.15%) Handset
12 7 (1.15%) Private Cloud
12 7 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 214 (35.26%) Windows
2 178 (29.32%) Linux
3 83 (13.67%) Unix
4 73 (12.03%) Windows Server
5 52 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 43 (7.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (5.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (4.94%) Windows 10
9 28 (4.61%) Windows 7
10 25 (4.12%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (1.81%) Oracle Linux
12 9 (1.48%) Android
13 7 (1.15%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.82%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.82%) Solaris
15 3 (0.49%) Debian
15 3 (0.49%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.49%) SUSE
16 2 (0.33%) DC/OS
17 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (29.32%) ITIL
2 162 (26.69%) Problem-Solving
3 96 (15.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 94 (15.49%) Agile Software Development
5 76 (12.52%) Change Management
6 74 (12.19%) Project Management
7 65 (10.71%) High Availability
8 57 (9.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 54 (8.90%) Mentoring
10 52 (8.57%) Patch Management
11 51 (8.40%) Capacity Management
12 49 (8.07%) Continuous Integration
13 48 (7.91%) Performance Optimisation
14 45 (7.41%) Service Delivery
14 45 (7.41%) SIEM
15 44 (7.25%) Capacity Planning
16 43 (7.08%) Change Control
17 40 (6.59%) Information Security
17 40 (6.59%) Risk Management
18 39 (6.43%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 144 (23.72%) SQL
2 54 (8.90%) PowerShell
3 36 (5.93%) Java
4 27 (4.45%) Bash Shell
4 27 (4.45%) JavaScript
5 26 (4.28%) Python
6 21 (3.46%) PHP
7 18 (2.97%) Perl
8 13 (2.14%) T-SQL
9 9 (1.48%) Shell Script
10 8 (1.32%) C#
10 8 (1.32%) Korn
10 8 (1.32%) VB
11 7 (1.15%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.82%) C
12 5 (0.82%) VBA
13 3 (0.49%) Ruby
14 1 (0.16%) Jython
14 1 (0.16%) X++
14 1 (0.16%) XPath
Qualifications
1 121 (19.93%) Degree
2 55 (9.06%) Cisco Certification
3 35 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (5.44%) CISSP
5 32 (5.27%) CCNA
6 29 (4.78%) CCNP
7 28 (4.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 25 (4.12%) Computer Science Degree
9 21 (3.46%) MCSE
9 21 (3.46%) Security Cleared
10 15 (2.47%) GIAC
10 15 (2.47%) SC Cleared
11 14 (2.31%) SANS
12 11 (1.81%) CCDP
12 11 (1.81%) CISM
12 11 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (1.65%) CompTIA Security+
13 10 (1.65%) MCP
13 10 (1.65%) SSCP
14 9 (1.48%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (10.21%) QA
2 56 (9.23%) SLA
3 25 (4.12%) GDPR
4 24 (3.95%) PCI DSS
5 16 (2.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (1.15%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (1.15%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.99%) PMO
8 5 (0.82%) HL7
8 5 (0.82%) PSD2
9 3 (0.49%) COBIT
9 3 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.16%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 128 (21.09%) Active Directory
2 104 (17.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (5.60%) Hyper-V
4 30 (4.94%) Firmware
4 30 (4.94%) Oracle RAC
5 17 (2.80%) vSphere
6 8 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.15%) XenServer
8 6 (0.99%) DFS Replication
9 5 (0.82%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.66%) Docker
10 4 (0.66%) Snort
10 4 (0.66%) Xen
10 4 (0.66%) XenApp
11 3 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.33%) KVM
12 2 (0.33%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.33%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 48 (7.91%) Opscode Chef
2 30 (4.94%) Data Guard
3 26 (4.28%) Puppet
4 23 (3.79%) SCCM
5 20 (3.29%) Ansible
6 19 (3.13%) Oracle RMAN
7 17 (2.80%) Terraform
8 15 (2.47%) Cisco CUCM
9 14 (2.31%) Nessus
10 12 (1.98%) Cisco UCCX
10 12 (1.98%) Nagios
10 12 (1.98%) Norton AntiVirus
10 12 (1.98%) SCOM
11 11 (1.81%) TrustSec
12 9 (1.48%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 8 (1.32%) Failover Clustering
14 6 (0.99%) CASB
14 6 (0.99%) Jamf Pro
14 6 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
14 6 (0.99%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 136 (22.41%) VMware
2 125 (20.59%) Microsoft
3 92 (15.16%) Oracle
4 84 (13.84%) Cisco
5 56 (9.23%) Red Hat
6 34 (5.60%) Citrix
7 29 (4.78%) CheckPoint
8 27 (4.45%) F5
9 26 (4.28%) Avaya
9 26 (4.28%) SolarWinds
10 22 (3.62%) EMC
11 19 (3.13%) Forcepoint
11 19 (3.13%) HP
11 19 (3.13%) Sophos
12 17 (2.80%) Nortel
12 17 (2.80%) Riverbed
13 16 (2.64%) Juniper
14 15 (2.47%) Dell
14 15 (2.47%) NetApp
14 15 (2.47%) Symantec