Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Proactive Monitoring
UK
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 647 606 551
Rank change year-on-year -41 -55 +104
Permanent jobs citing Proactive Monitoring 559 719 904
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.40% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.44% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 385 560 719
UK median annual salary £46,500 £41,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.05% -7.78% -
10th Percentile £26,350 £21,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,690 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.07% -10.78% -5.88%

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 148,561 164,877 173,396
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.13% 91.48% 90.94%
Number of salaries quoted 118,099 130,403 144,189
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 £83,750 £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 16 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Proactive Monitoring in the UK

Proactive Monitoring
Top 16 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 16 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 -45 518 £47,000 +10.59% 88
UK excluding London -65 303 £37,500 +5.07% 70
London +19 243 £55,000 +4.76% 23
South East -24 89 £45,000 +38.46% 16
East of England +59 68 £41,000 -8.89% 10
North of England -36 53 £32,500 -13.33% 20
Midlands -10 46 £42,500 +80.85% 12
North West -3 37 £32,500 -18.75% 13
West Midlands -28 26 £45,000 +91.49% 6
East Midlands - 20 £38,500 - 6
Wales +25 19 £35,000 -11.95% 1
South West -21 19 £35,500 -1.39% 7
Yorkshire -14 13 £36,750 -9.82% 5
Scotland +7 8 £46,500 +36.76% 4
North East -12 3 £25,000 -28.67% 2
Northern Ireland -3 1 £30,000 -47.83%

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 198 (35.42%) Windows
2 152 (27.19%) Finance
3 150 (26.83%) Linux
4 146 (26.12%) SQL
5 140 (25.04%) ITIL
6 136 (24.33%) VMware
7 129 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
8 125 (22.36%) Microsoft
9 116 (20.75%) Active Directory
10 107 (19.14%) Degree
11 102 (18.25%) Analytical Skills
12 98 (17.53%) VMware Infrastructure
13 95 (16.99%) Firewall
14 92 (16.46%) Disaster Recovery
15 91 (16.28%) SQL Server
16 89 (15.92%) Oracle
17 77 (13.77%) Unix
17 77 (13.77%) Agile Software Development
18 76 (13.60%) Windows Server
19 69 (12.34%) Microsoft Azure
20 65 (11.63%) Cisco
21 63 (11.27%) LAN
21 63 (11.27%) Retail
22 62 (11.09%) Office 365
23 59 (10.55%) TCP/IP
24 58 (10.38%) SAN
24 58 (10.38%) Project Management
24 58 (10.38%) Oracle Database
25 57 (10.20%) Change Management
26 56 (10.02%) PowerShell

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 25 (4.47%) IIS
2 24 (4.29%) Tomcat
3 23 (4.11%) MS Exchange
4 21 (3.76%) Apache
5 19 (3.40%) Confluence
5 19 (3.40%) WebLogic
6 18 (3.22%) SharePoint
6 18 (3.22%) Skype for Business
7 10 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (1.43%) nginx
8 8 (1.43%) Oracle Service Bus
9 7 (1.25%) WordPress
10 6 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.89%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.72%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.36%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.36%) JBoss
14 1 (0.18%) SAS
Applications
1 26 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.61%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (3.94%) Oracle EBS
2 20 (3.58%) Oracle 11i
2 20 (3.58%) Oracle Applications
2 20 (3.58%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.89%) Salerio
3 5 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.54%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.36%) Epicor Tropos
6 1 (0.18%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 69 (12.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (11.09%) Office 365
3 41 (7.33%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (4.29%) IaaS
5 16 (2.86%) SaaS
6 15 (2.68%) Google Cloud Platform
7 12 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (1.97%) Mimecast
9 8 (1.43%) PaaS
10 7 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.89%) Akamai
11 5 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.54%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
15 1 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
15 1 (0.18%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 95 (16.99%) Firewall
2 63 (11.27%) LAN
3 59 (10.55%) TCP/IP
4 58 (10.38%) SAN
5 55 (9.84%) WAN
6 47 (8.41%) DNS
7 43 (7.69%) Internet
8 36 (6.44%) DHCP
9 26 (4.65%) Network Security
9 26 (4.65%) VPN
10 24 (4.29%) NAS
11 22 (3.94%) Wireless
12 21 (3.76%) VoIP
13 20 (3.58%) Skype
13 20 (3.58%) Wi-Fi
14 19 (3.40%) Intrusion Detection
15 18 (3.22%) VLAN
16 16 (2.86%) Ethernet
17 15 (2.68%) MPLS
18 13 (2.33%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 58 (10.38%) Oracle Database
3 55 (9.84%) Relational Database
4 42 (7.51%) RDBMS
5 35 (6.26%) MySQL
6 31 (5.55%) PostgreSQL
7 20 (3.58%) Azure SQL Database
7 20 (3.58%) Oracle BI EE
8 16 (2.86%) Big Data
9 14 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (1.97%) Oracle Exadata
11 11 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (1.79%) NoSQL
13 9 (1.61%) Oracle Database 12c
14 8 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
15 7 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
15 7 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
16 6 (1.07%) Informix
17 5 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 28 (5.01%) JIRA
2 21 (3.76%) Git (software)
3 19 (3.40%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.54%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.54%) eggPlant
5 3 (0.54%) Hudson
5 3 (0.54%) Subversion
5 3 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.36%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.36%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.18%) Ant
7 1 (0.18%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.18%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.18%) SpecFlow
General
1 152 (27.19%) Finance
2 63 (11.27%) Retail
3 35 (6.26%) Banking
4 32 (5.72%) Marketing
5 22 (3.94%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.86%) Games
7 14 (2.50%) Legal
8 13 (2.33%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.61%) Advertising
9 9 (1.61%) Law
10 8 (1.43%) Front Office
10 8 (1.43%) Multimedia
11 6 (1.07%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.89%) Dutch Language
13 4 (0.72%) Back Office
13 4 (0.72%) Mandarin Language
13 4 (0.72%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.54%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.54%) Publishing
15 2 (0.36%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 105 (18.78%) Analyst
2 79 (14.13%) DBA
3 78 (13.95%) Administrator
4 44 (7.87%) Support Analyst
5 41 (7.33%) Applications Support
6 39 (6.98%) Support Engineer
7 35 (6.26%) Oracle DBA
8 27 (4.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 26 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
10 25 (4.47%) Senior DBA
11 24 (4.29%) SQL DBA
12 22 (3.94%) Security Analyst
13 20 (3.58%) Applications Support Analyst
13 20 (3.58%) Developer
13 20 (3.58%) IT Support
13 20 (3.58%) Project Manager
14 19 (3.40%) Oracle Applications DBA
15 18 (3.22%) Network Engineer
15 18 (3.22%) Team Leader
16 17 (3.04%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (6.08%) Middleware
2 24 (4.29%) HTML
3 19 (3.40%) XML
4 16 (2.86%) .NET
4 16 (2.86%) HTML5
4 16 (2.86%) RESTful
5 14 (2.50%) Web Services
6 13 (2.33%) CSS
7 11 (1.97%) Flash
7 11 (1.97%) Spring
8 10 (1.79%) JSON
8 10 (1.79%) LAMP
8 10 (1.79%) SOAP
8 10 (1.79%) XSD
9 9 (1.61%) J2EE
10 8 (1.43%) JSP
10 8 (1.43%) mod_perl
10 8 (1.43%) WSDL
11 7 (1.25%) Java EE
11 7 (1.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 102 (18.25%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (9.12%) Data Centre
3 44 (7.87%) Management Information System
4 43 (7.69%) Computer Science
5 30 (5.37%) Clustering
6 18 (3.22%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (3.04%) Fintech
8 16 (2.86%) Private Cloud
9 15 (2.68%) Driving Licence
9 15 (2.68%) User Experience
10 14 (2.50%) Replication
11 13 (2.33%) Cyberthreat
12 11 (1.97%) Hedge funds
13 10 (1.79%) CMDB
14 9 (1.61%) EPoS
15 8 (1.43%) PKI
16 7 (1.25%) Analytical Mindset
16 7 (1.25%) Data Structures
16 7 (1.25%) Fixed Income
17 6 (1.07%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 198 (35.42%) Windows
2 150 (26.83%) Linux
3 77 (13.77%) Unix
4 76 (13.60%) Windows Server
5 41 (7.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 41 (7.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (6.26%) Windows 10
8 25 (4.47%) Windows 7
9 18 (3.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (2.33%) Android
11 11 (1.97%) Oracle Linux
12 7 (1.25%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.89%) Solaris
14 2 (0.36%) DC/OS
14 2 (0.36%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.36%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.18%) CentOS
15 1 (0.18%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (25.04%) ITIL
2 129 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
3 92 (16.46%) Disaster Recovery
4 77 (13.77%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (10.38%) Project Management
6 57 (10.20%) Change Management
7 54 (9.66%) Continuous Integration
8 51 (9.12%) Incident Management
9 49 (8.77%) High Availability
9 49 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 49 (8.77%) Mentoring
10 44 (7.87%) Risk Management
11 43 (7.69%) Performance Optimisation
12 40 (7.16%) Information Security
12 40 (7.16%) Service Delivery
13 38 (6.80%) Capacity Management
14 37 (6.62%) Change Control
15 36 (6.44%) Capacity Planning
15 36 (6.44%) Line Management
16 34 (6.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 146 (26.12%) SQL
2 56 (10.02%) PowerShell
3 45 (8.05%) Java
4 35 (6.26%) JavaScript
5 30 (5.37%) Python
6 22 (3.94%) Bash Shell
7 20 (3.58%) PHP
8 14 (2.50%) T-SQL
9 13 (2.33%) C#
10 12 (2.15%) Perl
10 12 (2.15%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.79%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.25%) VBScript
13 6 (1.07%) C
14 5 (0.89%) Korn
15 3 (0.54%) Ruby
15 3 (0.54%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.36%) Groovy
16 2 (0.36%) VBA
16 2 (0.36%) X++
Qualifications
1 107 (19.14%) Degree
2 36 (6.44%) Cisco Certification
3 35 (6.26%) CCNA
4 34 (6.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (5.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 26 (4.65%) Security Cleared
6 26 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 20 (3.58%) CISSP
7 20 (3.58%) MCSE
7 20 (3.58%) SC Cleared
8 14 (2.50%) SANS
9 13 (2.33%) GIAC
10 12 (2.15%) MCP
11 9 (1.61%) CISM
11 9 (1.61%) MCSA
12 8 (1.43%) CCNP
12 8 (1.43%) CISA
13 7 (1.25%) GCIA
13 7 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (1.25%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (9.66%) SLA
2 51 (9.12%) QA
3 22 (3.94%) GDPR
3 22 (3.94%) PCI DSS
4 21 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.61%) PMO
6 6 (1.07%) COBIT
7 5 (0.89%) PSD2
7 5 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.18%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.18%) HL7
System Software
1 116 (20.75%) Active Directory
2 98 (17.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (5.90%) Oracle RAC
4 30 (5.37%) Hyper-V
5 17 (3.04%) Firmware
6 12 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (2.15%) vSphere
7 9 (1.61%) XenDesktop
8 7 (1.25%) Docker
9 6 (1.07%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 6 (1.07%) XenServer
10 5 (0.89%) BitLocker
10 5 (0.89%) Snort
10 5 (0.89%) XenApp
11 4 (0.72%) KVM
11 4 (0.72%) Xen
12 3 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.18%) iptables
13 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 42 (7.51%) Opscode Chef
2 33 (5.90%) Data Guard
3 32 (5.72%) SCCM
4 28 (5.01%) Puppet
5 23 (4.11%) Ansible
6 22 (3.94%) Oracle RMAN
7 21 (3.76%) SCOM
8 17 (3.04%) Nagios
8 17 (3.04%) Terraform
9 14 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
10 10 (1.79%) vCenter Server
11 9 (1.61%) CASB
12 8 (1.43%) ZABBIX
13 7 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
14 6 (1.07%) Cisco Prime
14 6 (1.07%) Failover Clustering
14 6 (1.07%) FortiGate
14 6 (1.07%) Jamf Pro
15 5 (0.89%) logstash
15 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 136 (24.33%) VMware
2 125 (22.36%) Microsoft
3 89 (15.92%) Oracle
4 65 (11.63%) Cisco
5 47 (8.41%) Red Hat
6 40 (7.16%) Citrix
7 30 (5.37%) EMC
8 28 (5.01%) Avaya
9 27 (4.83%) CheckPoint
10 26 (4.65%) SolarWinds
11 24 (4.29%) Dell
12 23 (4.11%) F5
13 20 (3.58%) Symantec
14 19 (3.40%) HP
15 18 (3.22%) Forcepoint
15 18 (3.22%) Nortel
15 18 (3.22%) Sophos
16 16 (2.86%) Splunk
17 15 (2.68%) Riverbed
18 14 (2.50%) ServiceNow