Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Proactive Monitoring
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 598 565 655
Rank change year-on-year -33 +90 -36
Permanent jobs citing Proactive Monitoring 654 773 741
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.43% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.49% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 522 642 603
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +9.76%
10th Percentile £22,750 £26,750 £26,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £87,500 £64,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% -11.11% +20.00%

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 155,665 159,222 182,616
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.88% 89.52% 88.87%
Number of salaries quoted 124,813 131,637 151,385
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,786 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.49% +2.71% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,125 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Proactive Monitoring in the UK

Proactive Monitoring
Top 17 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 17 January 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 -50 633 £45,000 -10.00% 95
UK excluding London -19 389 £37,500 -6.25% 73
London -26 256 £52,500 -12.50% 27
South East -35 119 £32,500 -13.91% 19
North of England +43 113 £35,690 +1.97% 13
North West -2 59 £37,500 -16.67% 7
Midlands +15 52 £35,000 -22.22% 8
West Midlands +10 48 £37,500 -20.21% 7
South West -14 48 £36,000 -5.26% 17
East of England +18 45 £50,000 +20.48% 11
Yorkshire +50 44 £40,000 +35.59% 5
North East -7 10 £35,047 +55.76% 1
Scotland -35 9 £40,000 -12.09% 3
East Midlands +18 3 £25,000 -44.44% 1
Wales +10 1 £47,500 +52.00% 1
Northern Ireland -21 1 £57,500 +64.29% 1
Channel Islands - 1 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT jobs citing Proactive Monitoring also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Proactive Monitoring.

1 232 (35.47%) Windows
2 192 (29.36%) Active Directory
3 175 (26.76%) ITIL
4 172 (26.30%) Microsoft
5 162 (24.77%) SQL
6 137 (20.95%) Linux
7 133 (20.34%) Finance
8 129 (19.72%) Windows Server
9 123 (18.81%) SQL Server
10 107 (16.36%) VMware
11 101 (15.44%) Firewall
12 99 (15.14%) Cisco
13 83 (12.69%) Project Management
14 81 (12.39%) SLA
15 77 (11.77%) Analytical Skills
16 76 (11.62%) Disaster Recovery
17 72 (11.01%) Office 365
18 70 (10.70%) Unix
19 69 (10.55%) Cisco Certification
19 69 (10.55%) PowerShell
20 67 (10.24%) TCP/IP
21 66 (10.09%) VMware Infrastructure
22 61 (9.33%) Windows Server 2012
23 60 (9.17%) Citrix
23 60 (9.17%) Agile Software Development
23 60 (9.17%) Degree
24 57 (8.72%) Data Centre
24 57 (8.72%) Microsoft Azure
25 56 (8.56%) Incident Management
26 55 (8.41%) Service 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 41 (6.27%) MS Exchange
2 35 (5.35%) IIS
3 26 (3.98%) CMS
3 26 (3.98%) Skype for Business
4 23 (3.52%) Apache
5 19 (2.91%) Tomcat
6 18 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (2.14%) SharePoint
8 12 (1.83%) OpenStack
9 9 (1.38%) Cloud Foundry
10 6 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.46%) Confluence
12 3 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.46%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.31%) JBoss
13 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 35 (5.35%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.53%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.76%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (0.61%) Eloqua
3 4 (0.61%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.46%) RiskWrite
4 3 (0.46%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.46%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.46%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.46%) SAP R/3
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.15%) Aareon QL
6 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.15%) Endur
6 1 (0.15%) Magento
6 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 72 (11.01%) Office 365
2 57 (8.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (8.10%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (2.60%) PaaS
5 16 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (2.29%) SaaS
7 14 (2.14%) IaaS
7 14 (2.14%) Mimecast
8 12 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (1.53%) GitHub
10 6 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (0.92%) Google Compute Engine
11 4 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.46%) Adobe Analytics
12 3 (0.46%) Akamai
12 3 (0.46%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (0.46%) AWS CloudTrail
12 3 (0.46%) CloudFront
12 3 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 101 (15.44%) Firewall
2 67 (10.24%) TCP/IP
3 54 (8.26%) LAN
4 52 (7.95%) WAN
5 47 (7.19%) DNS
6 46 (7.03%) SAN
7 34 (5.20%) VLAN
8 30 (4.59%) Network Security
9 28 (4.28%) VoIP
10 27 (4.13%) DHCP
11 24 (3.67%) BGP
12 23 (3.52%) VPN
13 20 (3.06%) Cisco IOS
13 20 (3.06%) Internet
13 20 (3.06%) MPLS
14 19 (2.91%) Cisco ASA
14 19 (2.91%) Ethernet
15 18 (2.75%) OSPF
15 18 (2.75%) Skype
15 18 (2.75%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (18.81%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (4.13%) Oracle Database
4 24 (3.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 19 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (2.45%) MySQL
7 15 (2.29%) OLAP
8 14 (2.14%) Relational Database
9 13 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (1.99%) MongoDB
9 13 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
10 12 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
13 9 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (1.38%) SQL Server 2014
14 7 (1.07%) Oracle Database 10g
15 6 (0.92%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 21 (3.21%) Git (software)
2 14 (2.14%) JIRA
3 11 (1.68%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (0.92%) Mercurial
5 5 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (0.61%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.46%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.46%) VersionOne
8 2 (0.31%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.31%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (0.31%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.31%) MSI
8 2 (0.31%) NuGet
8 2 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.31%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.15%) JMeter
9 1 (0.15%) Maven
9 1 (0.15%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.15%) Subversion
General
1 133 (20.34%) Finance
2 40 (6.12%) Marketing
3 36 (5.50%) Banking
4 33 (5.05%) Telecoms
5 19 (2.91%) Retail
6 17 (2.60%) Legal
7 16 (2.45%) Law
8 15 (2.29%) Financial Institution
9 14 (2.14%) Games
9 14 (2.14%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.83%) Advertising
10 12 (1.83%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.92%) Electronics
12 5 (0.76%) Italian Language
13 4 (0.61%) French Language
14 3 (0.46%) Automotive
14 3 (0.46%) Publishing
15 2 (0.31%) Back Office
15 2 (0.31%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 161 (24.62%) Analyst
2 62 (9.48%) Administrator
3 51 (7.80%) Support Engineer
4 48 (7.34%) Support Analyst
5 44 (6.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 41 (6.27%) DBA
7 36 (5.50%) Network Engineer
8 32 (4.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 32 (4.89%) Applications Support
8 32 (4.89%) Project Manager
9 31 (4.74%) Service Analyst
9 31 (4.74%) Service Desk Analyst
9 31 (4.74%) SQL DBA
10 29 (4.43%) Systems Administrator
10 29 (4.43%) Windows Engineer
11 28 (4.28%) IT Support
12 26 (3.98%) Security Engineer
12 26 (3.98%) Team Leader
13 25 (3.82%) 3rd Line Support
13 25 (3.82%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.29%) .NET
1 15 (2.29%) HTML
2 14 (2.14%) Web Services
3 13 (1.99%) FIX Protocol
4 11 (1.68%) XML
5 10 (1.53%) Node.js
6 9 (1.38%) 802.1X
6 9 (1.38%) Middleware
7 7 (1.07%) CSS
8 6 (0.92%) AngularJS
8 6 (0.92%) Elastic Stack
8 6 (0.92%) XHTML
9 5 (0.76%) Django
9 5 (0.76%) OAuth
9 5 (0.76%) OAuth2
9 5 (0.76%) OpenID
9 5 (0.76%) PRADO
9 5 (0.76%) SOAP
10 4 (0.61%) Kafka
10 4 (0.61%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 77 (11.77%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (8.72%) Data Centre
3 45 (6.88%) Management Information System
4 23 (3.52%) Clustering
5 21 (3.21%) Computer Science
6 17 (2.60%) Blackberry
7 16 (2.45%) Mobile App
8 14 (2.14%) Replication
9 13 (1.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 12 (1.83%) Client/Server
10 12 (1.83%) Cyberattack
10 12 (1.83%) PKI
10 12 (1.83%) Private Cloud
11 10 (1.53%) Equities
12 7 (1.07%) Fintech
12 7 (1.07%) Fixed Income
12 7 (1.07%) Hedge funds
12 7 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (1.07%) Wiki
13 6 (0.92%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 232 (35.47%) Windows
2 137 (20.95%) Linux
3 129 (19.72%) Windows Server
4 70 (10.70%) Unix
5 61 (9.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 50 (7.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (5.35%) Windows 7
8 19 (2.91%) Windows 10
9 18 (2.75%) CentOS
10 14 (2.14%) Apple iOS
11 13 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (1.53%) Android
13 9 (1.38%) CoreOS
13 9 (1.38%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.92%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.76%) Solaris
16 4 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.61%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.31%) HPUX
17 2 (0.31%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (26.76%) ITIL
2 83 (12.69%) Project Management
3 76 (11.62%) Disaster Recovery
4 60 (9.17%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (8.56%) Incident Management
6 55 (8.41%) Service Management
6 55 (8.41%) SIEM
7 53 (8.10%) DevOps
8 49 (7.49%) Change Management
9 44 (6.73%) Business Continuity
10 41 (6.27%) ITSM
11 40 (6.12%) PRINCE2
12 39 (5.96%) Performance Tuning
13 37 (5.66%) Problem Management
14 36 (5.50%) Security Operations
15 35 (5.35%) Cybersecurity
16 34 (5.20%) Infrastructure Management
16 34 (5.20%) Stakeholder Management
17 32 (4.89%) Change Control
18 30 (4.59%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 162 (24.77%) SQL
2 69 (10.55%) PowerShell
3 44 (6.73%) Python
4 38 (5.81%) Perl
5 23 (3.52%) Java
5 23 (3.52%) JavaScript
6 19 (2.91%) Bash Shell
7 18 (2.75%) C#
8 15 (2.29%) PHP
8 15 (2.29%) T-SQL
9 12 (1.83%) C
10 10 (1.53%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.22%) Go
12 5 (0.76%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.61%) Ruby
14 3 (0.46%) Groovy
14 3 (0.46%) Scala
15 1 (0.15%) ABAP
15 1 (0.15%) COBOL
15 1 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 69 (10.55%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (9.17%) Degree
3 46 (7.03%) CCNA
4 34 (5.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (4.74%) CISSP
6 27 (4.13%) CCNP
7 22 (3.36%) GIAC
8 20 (3.06%) MCSE
9 17 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
10 16 (2.45%) CISM
11 15 (2.29%) SANS
12 13 (1.99%) GCIH
12 13 (1.99%) PMP
13 12 (1.83%) CISA
14 11 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (1.53%) CEH
15 10 (1.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 10 (1.53%) MCSA
15 10 (1.53%) Security Cleared
15 10 (1.53%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (12.39%) SLA
2 38 (5.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (5.81%) QA
3 16 (2.45%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.53%) PMO
5 6 (0.92%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.61%) ISO 22301
6 4 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.31%) GDPR
8 1 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 192 (29.36%) Active Directory
2 66 (10.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (7.19%) XenApp
4 45 (6.88%) Hyper-V
5 38 (5.81%) Docker
6 22 (3.36%) Microsoft App-V
7 21 (3.21%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (3.06%) vSphere
9 13 (1.99%) DFS Replication
10 12 (1.83%) Snort
10 12 (1.83%) XenDesktop
11 8 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (1.07%) Xen
13 6 (0.92%) Ceph
13 6 (0.92%) GPFS
13 6 (0.92%) Slurm Workload Manager
14 5 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (0.61%) VMware Server
16 3 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 50 (7.65%) Nagios
2 49 (7.49%) SCOM
3 46 (7.03%) SCCM
4 41 (6.27%) Puppet
5 32 (4.89%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (4.43%) Ansible
7 26 (3.98%) EdgeSight
8 17 (2.60%) Kubernetes
8 17 (2.60%) WSUS
9 12 (1.83%) Cacti
9 12 (1.83%) OpenNMS
9 12 (1.83%) SCOrch
10 9 (1.38%) Grafana
10 9 (1.38%) Microsoft Clustering
10 9 (1.38%) WMI
10 9 (1.38%) XenMobile
11 8 (1.22%) Failover Clustering
11 8 (1.22%) RANCID
12 7 (1.07%) Cisco Prime
12 7 (1.07%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 172 (26.30%) Microsoft
2 107 (16.36%) VMware
3 99 (15.14%) Cisco
4 60 (9.17%) Citrix
5 53 (8.10%) Oracle
6 34 (5.20%) HP
7 33 (5.05%) Juniper
8 25 (3.82%) Adobe
8 25 (3.82%) SolarWinds
9 24 (3.67%) Red Hat
10 20 (3.06%) Apple
11 18 (2.75%) NetApp
12 17 (2.60%) Avaya
13 15 (2.29%) F5
14 13 (1.99%) Google
14 13 (1.99%) Intel
14 13 (1.99%) SAP
15 12 (1.83%) Ivanti
16 11 (1.68%) Forcepoint
17 10 (1.53%) Huawei