Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Proactive Monitoring
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 605 629 586
Rank change year-on-year +24 -43 +60
Permanent jobs citing Proactive Monitoring 595 655 759
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.38% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.41% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 419 523 630
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £25,750 £22,764 £26,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.33% -6.25% -9.09%

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 139,208 160,294 160,636
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.70% 91.81% 91.33%
Number of salaries quoted 109,691 129,242 132,828
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £29,850 £28,500 £27,651
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019. 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 +21 556 £42,500 -5.56% 86
UK excluding London +38 361 £37,000 -1.33% 56
London +15 223 £53,750 +2.38% 31
South East +11 107 £40,000 +23.08% 12
East of England +58 75 £38,750 -20.51% 7
North of England -1 73 £35,000 -1.93% 24
Midlands +51 60 £45,000 +28.57% 6
North West +19 53 £35,000 -3.45% 19
West Midlands +42 42 £46,500 +24.00% 2
Wales +28 20 £36,000 -24.21%
East Midlands +34 18 £40,000 +60.00% 4
South West -18 18 £35,000 -20.00% 6
Yorkshire +9 15 £38,750 +3.33% 5
Scotland +10 7 £27,250 -31.88% 1
North East +5 5 £25,000 -28.67%
Northern Ireland -7 1 £30,000 -47.83%

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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.

1 217 (36.47%) Windows
2 179 (30.08%) Microsoft
3 154 (25.88%) ITIL
3 154 (25.88%) SQL
4 151 (25.38%) VMware
5 142 (23.87%) Linux
6 123 (20.67%) Active Directory
7 112 (18.82%) VMware Infrastructure
8 110 (18.49%) Finance
9 102 (17.14%) SQL Server
10 100 (16.81%) Windows Server
11 99 (16.64%) Firewall
12 98 (16.47%) Degree
13 97 (16.30%) Analytical Skills
14 96 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
15 93 (15.63%) Oracle
16 86 (14.45%) Microsoft Azure
17 83 (13.95%) Disaster Recovery
18 81 (13.61%) Unix
19 77 (12.94%) PowerShell
20 75 (12.61%) Office 365
21 74 (12.44%) LAN
22 73 (12.27%) Incident Management
23 68 (11.43%) Cisco
24 63 (10.59%) SLA
24 63 (10.59%) WAN
25 62 (10.42%) DNS
26 61 (10.25%) TCP/IP
27 60 (10.08%) Retail
28 59 (9.92%) Project Management

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 37 (6.22%) IIS
1 37 (6.22%) SharePoint
2 25 (4.20%) MS Exchange
3 23 (3.87%) Apache
3 23 (3.87%) Skype for Business
4 21 (3.53%) Tomcat
5 19 (3.19%) Confluence
6 16 (2.69%) nginx
7 15 (2.52%) WebLogic
8 12 (2.02%) WordPress
9 6 (1.01%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.84%) Oracle Service Bus
10 5 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.67%) NetWeaver
12 3 (0.50%) JBoss
13 2 (0.34%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.34%) OpenStack
Applications
1 28 (4.71%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (4.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 19 (3.19%) Oracle 11i
1 19 (3.19%) Oracle Applications
1 19 (3.19%) Oracle EBS
1 19 (3.19%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (1.01%) Salerio
3 5 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.67%) SAP BPC
5 3 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.50%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.34%) Epicor Tropos
7 1 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 86 (14.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 75 (12.61%) Office 365
3 53 (8.91%) SaaS
4 52 (8.74%) Amazon AWS
4 52 (8.74%) IaaS
5 19 (3.19%) Google Cloud Platform
6 16 (2.69%) PaaS
7 15 (2.52%) Akamai
8 12 (2.02%) Mimecast
9 10 (1.68%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (1.01%) GitHub
11 4 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.50%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.17%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 99 (16.64%) Firewall
2 74 (12.44%) LAN
3 63 (10.59%) WAN
4 62 (10.42%) DNS
5 61 (10.25%) TCP/IP
6 52 (8.74%) SAN
7 49 (8.24%) DHCP
8 46 (7.73%) Internet
9 30 (5.04%) VLAN
10 28 (4.71%) VPN
11 22 (3.70%) Skype
12 19 (3.19%) SNMP
13 18 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
13 18 (3.03%) MPLS
13 18 (3.03%) SSL
13 18 (3.03%) Wireless
14 13 (2.18%) NetScaler
15 12 (2.02%) Cisco ASA
16 11 (1.85%) BIG-IP
16 11 (1.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 46 (7.73%) Relational Database
3 39 (6.55%) Oracle Database
4 33 (5.55%) PostgreSQL
5 32 (5.38%) RDBMS
6 26 (4.37%) MySQL
7 23 (3.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (3.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 20 (3.36%) Azure SQL Database
9 17 (2.86%) Oracle BI EE
10 16 (2.69%) Apache Cassandra
11 15 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 14 (2.35%) Amazon RDS
13 13 (2.18%) NoSQL
14 12 (2.02%) Big Data
14 12 (2.02%) SQL Server 2005
14 12 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
15 11 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (1.68%) MongoDB
16 10 (1.68%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 34 (5.71%) JIRA
2 20 (3.36%) Jenkins
3 14 (2.35%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.67%) Hudson
4 4 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.50%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.50%) eggPlant
5 3 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.34%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.17%) Ant
7 1 (0.17%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.17%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.17%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.17%) Subversion
General
1 110 (18.49%) Finance
2 60 (10.08%) Retail
3 33 (5.55%) Marketing
4 23 (3.87%) Banking
5 21 (3.53%) Telecoms
6 14 (2.35%) Legal
7 9 (1.51%) Advertising
7 9 (1.51%) Multimedia
8 8 (1.34%) Games
9 7 (1.18%) Back Office
10 6 (1.01%) Law
11 5 (0.84%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.84%) Dutch Language
11 5 (0.84%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.67%) Front Office
12 4 (0.67%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.50%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.34%) French Language
14 2 (0.34%) German Language
14 2 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 140 (23.53%) Analyst
2 65 (10.92%) Support Analyst
3 64 (10.76%) DBA
4 60 (10.08%) Administrator
5 46 (7.73%) Applications Support
6 43 (7.23%) Support Engineer
7 33 (5.55%) SQL DBA
8 28 (4.71%) Applications Support Analyst
9 25 (4.20%) IT Support
9 25 (4.20%) Security Engineer
10 24 (4.03%) IT Engineer
10 24 (4.03%) Oracle DBA
11 23 (3.87%) Systems Administrator
12 21 (3.53%) Network Engineer
12 21 (3.53%) Security Analyst
13 20 (3.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 18 (3.03%) Oracle Applications DBA
15 17 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support
15 17 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
15 17 (2.86%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (4.87%) Middleware
2 20 (3.36%) .NET
3 17 (2.86%) LAMP
4 16 (2.69%) HTML
5 15 (2.52%) XML
6 12 (2.02%) Elastic Stack
6 12 (2.02%) Web Services
7 10 (1.68%) RESTful
8 9 (1.51%) CSS
8 9 (1.51%) HTML5
8 9 (1.51%) J2EE
9 8 (1.34%) Spring
10 7 (1.18%) Java EE
10 7 (1.18%) jQuery
11 6 (1.01%) .NET Framework
11 6 (1.01%) Flash
11 6 (1.01%) JSON
11 6 (1.01%) Oracle Fusion
11 6 (1.01%) SOAP
11 6 (1.01%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 97 (16.30%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (8.24%) Data Centre
3 39 (6.55%) Management Information System
4 28 (4.71%) Clustering
4 28 (4.71%) Replication
5 19 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (3.03%) Private Cloud
7 17 (2.86%) PKI
8 16 (2.69%) Fintech
8 16 (2.69%) User Experience
9 13 (2.18%) Analytical Mindset
10 11 (1.85%) e-Health
11 9 (1.51%) EPoS
12 8 (1.34%) Cyberthreat
12 8 (1.34%) Hedge funds
13 7 (1.18%) AS400
13 7 (1.18%) Data Structures
13 7 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (1.01%) Fixed Income
14 6 (1.01%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 217 (36.47%) Windows
2 142 (23.87%) Linux
3 100 (16.81%) Windows Server
4 81 (13.61%) Unix
5 56 (9.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (6.55%) Windows 10
7 31 (5.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 31 (5.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (3.87%) Windows 7
9 11 (1.85%) Android
9 11 (1.85%) CentOS
10 8 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (1.18%) Mac OS X
12 6 (1.01%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.67%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.50%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.34%) Solaris
16 1 (0.17%) AIX
16 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (25.88%) ITIL
2 96 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
3 83 (13.95%) Disaster Recovery
4 73 (12.27%) Incident Management
5 59 (9.92%) Project Management
6 58 (9.75%) Agile Software Development
7 57 (9.58%) Information Security
8 54 (9.08%) Service Delivery
9 49 (8.24%) High Availability
10 48 (8.07%) Mentoring
10 48 (8.07%) SIEM
11 46 (7.73%) Cybersecurity
11 46 (7.73%) Service Management
12 45 (7.56%) Continuous Improvement
13 44 (7.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 40 (6.72%) Capacity Planning
14 40 (6.72%) Logistics
15 39 (6.55%) Change Management
16 37 (6.22%) Problem Management
17 36 (6.05%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 154 (25.88%) SQL
2 77 (12.94%) PowerShell
3 50 (8.40%) Java
4 35 (5.88%) Python
5 31 (5.21%) JavaScript
6 25 (4.20%) T-SQL
7 23 (3.87%) Bash Shell
8 21 (3.53%) PHP
9 15 (2.52%) Shell Script
10 11 (1.85%) VBScript
11 10 (1.68%) C#
12 9 (1.51%) Perl
13 8 (1.34%) C
14 7 (1.18%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.01%) C++
16 5 (0.84%) Korn
17 4 (0.67%) PHP 5
17 4 (0.67%) PHP 7
17 4 (0.67%) VBA
18 3 (0.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 98 (16.47%) Degree
2 48 (8.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 36 (6.05%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (5.38%) CCNA
5 27 (4.54%) MCSE
6 24 (4.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 22 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
7 22 (3.70%) Security Cleared
8 16 (2.69%) GIAC
8 16 (2.69%) MCP
8 16 (2.69%) SC Cleared
9 15 (2.52%) CISSP
10 14 (2.35%) MCSA
11 13 (2.18%) CCNP
11 13 (2.18%) GCIA
11 13 (2.18%) GCIH
11 13 (2.18%) SANS
11 13 (2.18%) SSCP
12 8 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 7 (1.18%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (10.59%) SLA
2 36 (6.05%) QA
3 32 (5.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (2.69%) PMO
5 14 (2.35%) GDPR
5 14 (2.35%) PCI DSS
6 7 (1.18%) COBIT
7 5 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.67%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.34%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.17%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 123 (20.67%) Active Directory
2 112 (18.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (7.39%) Hyper-V
4 25 (4.20%) Oracle RAC
5 20 (3.36%) Docker
6 15 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (2.02%) Firmware
7 12 (2.02%) XenApp
8 11 (1.85%) vSphere
9 10 (1.68%) XenDesktop
10 9 (1.51%) VMware Workstation
11 8 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
12 6 (1.01%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 6 (1.01%) XenServer
13 5 (0.84%) Snort
14 4 (0.67%) VMware Server
14 4 (0.67%) Xen
15 3 (0.50%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
16 2 (0.34%) KVM
Systems Management
1 44 (7.39%) SCCM
2 35 (5.88%) SCOM
3 25 (4.20%) Data Guard
4 24 (4.03%) Nagios
5 22 (3.70%) Ansible
5 22 (3.70%) Puppet
6 19 (3.19%) Kubernetes
6 19 (3.19%) Oracle RMAN
7 18 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (2.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 14 (2.35%) Failover Clustering
10 13 (2.18%) Norton AntiVirus
10 13 (2.18%) Terraform
11 10 (1.68%) CASB
12 9 (1.51%) Perfmon
12 9 (1.51%) vCenter Server
13 8 (1.34%) Microsoft Clustering
14 7 (1.18%) Cisco Prime
15 6 (1.01%) Jamf Pro
15 6 (1.01%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 179 (30.08%) Microsoft
2 151 (25.38%) VMware
3 93 (15.63%) Oracle
4 68 (11.43%) Cisco
5 50 (8.40%) Citrix
6 41 (6.89%) Red Hat
7 32 (5.38%) ServiceNow
8 25 (4.20%) EMC
8 25 (4.20%) SolarWinds
9 24 (4.03%) Dell
10 23 (3.87%) Symantec
11 21 (3.53%) HP
12 19 (3.19%) Veeam
13 18 (3.03%) CheckPoint
14 17 (2.86%) Avaya
14 17 (2.86%) F5
14 17 (2.86%) Google
14 17 (2.86%) Splunk
15 16 (2.69%) Riverbed
15 16 (2.69%) Salesforce.com