What does a Data Center Technician do?

Data center technicians are the skilled hands-on professionals who provide various services that keep data servers and hardware networks operating smoothly. They serve as the first line of defense in safeguarding a company’s valuable and sensitive information. They complete preventative maintenance of equipment and network devices and perform tasks including running cables, improving physical security, and checking utilities. They examine power sources and heating and cooling controls to ensure a data center will not overheat and troubleshoot and repair servers with hardware or network issues.

Data center technicians are called on to quickly fix issues and keep business data flowing if errors occur. They monitor and maintain the operation of all network processes and evaluate machine temperature levels for optimal performance. They must maintain accurate work records and event logs and create concise virtual information reports to keep management informed of status updates. Data center technicians need a bachelor's or an associate's degree in a technical field including computer science or engineering and at least one year in tech support experience.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.3 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Data Center Technician Salaries

Average Base Pay

£33,950 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£22K
Median: £34K
£52K
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Data Center Technician Career Path

Learn how to become a Data Center Technician, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Data Center Technician Insights

Read what Data Center Technician professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
MojoHostMojoHost
Data Center Technician
1 Dec 2021

“I have never worked in such a great working environment in all of my almost 24 years of working.”

Thatz InternationalThatz International
Data Center Specialist
25 Aug 2020

“I would say that Thatz International able to fit us in suitable career prospect according to our knowledge and experience.”

EquinixEquinix
Data Center Technician
7 Dec 2020

“Good salary (but not great)”

ICZ Info
Data Center Engineer
4 Jan 2021

“its fun and teams are nice”

dudu
Datacenter Engineer
15 Sep 2021

“Good working Environment and I enjoyed lot during my tenure”

BiOS
Data Center Engineer
13 Aug 2020

“Salary not competitive but fair.”

ZayoZayo
Data Center Technician
11 May 2020

“Even after sending a message to the CEO nothing was done because he does not care.”

IBMIBM
Data Center Technician
5 Jan 2021

“If you have a good team and free snacks.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a data center technician

When working as a data center technician, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Operating Systems, UNIX Linux, Protocols, Linux System and Problem Solving.

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The most common qualifications to become a data center technician is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.