The table below looks at the statistics for the Operations Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Operations Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Engineer
Rank 324 426 450
Rank change year-on-year
+102 +24
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 124 56 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.64% 0.26% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.27% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 80 43 22
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £38,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,400 £27,000 £23,100
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £57,500 £57,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Operations Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
18695 20824 22782
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.78% 96.96% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 15910 16682 18189
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Operations Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Operations Engineer in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Operations Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Operations Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Operations Engineer across the South East region.

Operations Engineer Salary Trend in the South East

Operations Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Operations Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Operations Engineer Salary Histogram in the South East

Operations Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +11 44 £37,500 -21.05% 2
Buckinghamshire +33 21 £45,000 +60.71%
Berkshire +14 21 £60,000 +14.28%
Oxfordshire - 18 £80,000 - 2
Hampshire +23 9 £42,500 +30.76% 2
East Sussex - 9 £42,500 -
Kent - 1 £42,500 - 1
West Sussex - 1 £37,500 -
Operations Engineer
England

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the South East region that cited Operations Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Operations Engineer in their job title.

1 97 (50.00%) Linux
2 84 (43.30%) Cisco
3 72 (37.11%) Cisco Certification
3 72 (37.11%) Windows
4 70 (36.08%) Firewall
5 57 (29.38%) CCNP
6 56 (28.87%) CCNA
7 55 (28.35%) VMware
8 53 (27.32%) DevOps
9 48 (24.74%) SLA
10 44 (22.68%) Python
11 42 (21.65%) VMware Infrastructure
12 40 (20.62%) Cisco ASA
12 40 (20.62%) Microsoft
12 40 (20.62%) Wireless
13 37 (19.07%) Windows Server
14 36 (18.56%) Data Centre
15 33 (17.01%) F5
15 33 (17.01%) SQL
16 32 (16.49%) Open Source
16 32 (16.49%) PowerShell
17 31 (15.98%) MySQL
17 31 (15.98%) Unix
18 29 (14.95%) Perl
18 29 (14.95%) ITIL
18 29 (14.95%) Puppet
19 28 (14.43%) MS Excel
20 25 (12.89%) VoIP
21 24 (12.37%) WAN
22 23 (11.86%) MPLS

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the South East region that cited Operations Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Operations Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (6.19%) Apache
2 7 (3.61%) JBoss
2 7 (3.61%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.09%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 5 (2.58%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (2.58%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.06%) CMS
5 4 (2.06%) IIS
5 4 (2.06%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.06%) Node.js
5 4 (2.06%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.52%) nginx
Applications
1 28 (14.43%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.09%) MS Office
3 5 (2.58%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.22%) SaaS
2 11 (5.67%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.06%) OpenShift
5 3 (1.55%) PaaS
6 2 (1.03%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 70 (36.08%) Firewall
2 40 (20.62%) Cisco ASA
2 40 (20.62%) Wireless
3 25 (12.89%) VoIP
4 24 (12.37%) WAN
5 23 (11.86%) MPLS
6 22 (11.34%) Cisco Nexus
6 22 (11.34%) DNS
6 22 (11.34%) Network Security
7 21 (10.82%) OSPF
8 20 (10.31%) BGP
9 17 (8.76%) Cisco IOS
10 14 (7.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 13 (6.70%) Intrusion Detection
11 13 (6.70%) TCP/IP
11 13 (6.70%) VLAN
11 13 (6.70%) VPN
12 12 (6.19%) SNMP
12 12 (6.19%) Wireless Security
13 11 (5.67%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (15.98%) MySQL
2 20 (10.31%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.61%) Big Data
4 6 (3.09%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.09%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.58%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (8.76%) Vagrant
2 16 (8.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 14 (7.22%) Jenkins
4 13 (6.70%) Ant
4 13 (6.70%) Maven
5 11 (5.67%) Hudson
6 8 (4.12%) Git (software)
7 5 (2.58%) Mercurial
8 3 (1.55%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (11.86%) Finance
2 15 (7.73%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.12%) Law
4 4 (2.06%) Advertising
4 4 (2.06%) Local Government
5 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.52%) Billing
6 1 (0.52%) Marketing
6 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.70%) RESTful
2 12 (6.19%) CSS
3 9 (4.64%) .NET
3 9 (4.64%) LAMP
4 6 (3.09%) Ajax
4 6 (3.09%) HTML
4 6 (3.09%) JSON
4 6 (3.09%) SOAP
4 6 (3.09%) XML
5 5 (2.58%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.06%) Web Services
7 1 (0.52%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.52%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 36 (18.56%) Data Centre
2 16 (8.25%) Replication
3 10 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.64%) Hedge funds
5 7 (3.61%) Statistics
6 5 (2.58%) Clustering
7 4 (2.06%) EMC VNX
7 4 (2.06%) NHS
8 3 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.03%) Cybercrime
9 2 (1.03%) Wiki
10 1 (0.52%) Chemistry
10 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.52%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.52%) Physics
10 1 (0.52%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 97 (50.00%) Linux
2 72 (37.11%) Windows
3 37 (19.07%) Windows Server
4 31 (15.98%) Unix
5 14 (7.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (6.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.55%) AIX
9 3 (1.55%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.55%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.52%) Solaris
10 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (27.32%) DevOps
2 32 (16.49%) Open Source
3 29 (14.95%) ITIL
4 23 (11.86%) Incident Management
5 22 (11.34%) Load Balancing
6 21 (10.82%) Continuous Improvement
7 18 (9.28%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (8.25%) Network Management
8 16 (8.25%) Time Management
9 15 (7.73%) Network Monitoring
10 14 (7.22%) Analytics
10 14 (7.22%) High Availability
10 14 (7.22%) Presales
11 13 (6.70%) DNA
12 11 (5.67%) Software Engineering
13 9 (4.64%) Systematic Trading
14 8 (4.12%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (4.12%) Root Cause Analysis
15 7 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
15 7 (3.61%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 44 (22.68%) Python
2 33 (17.01%) SQL
3 32 (16.49%) PowerShell
4 29 (14.95%) Perl
5 20 (10.31%) Bash Shell
6 19 (9.79%) JavaScript
7 17 (8.76%) Ruby
8 12 (6.19%) C
8 12 (6.19%) Java
9 11 (5.67%) C++
10 6 (3.09%) C#
11 4 (2.06%) PHP
12 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.52%) VB
12 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.52%) VB6
Qualifications
1 72 (37.11%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (29.38%) CCNP
3 56 (28.87%) CCNA
4 18 (9.28%) CCIP
5 14 (7.22%) CCIE
5 14 (7.22%) JNCIA
6 13 (6.70%) CCSP
7 11 (5.67%) CCDA
8 10 (5.15%) SC Cleared
8 10 (5.15%) Security Cleared
9 8 (4.12%) Degree
10 5 (2.58%) CCVP
11 4 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (2.06%) JNCIP
11 4 (2.06%) Network+ Certification
12 3 (1.55%) JNCIS
12 3 (1.55%) MCSE
12 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.03%) GIAC
13 2 (1.03%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (24.74%) SLA
2 12 (6.19%) QA
3 10 (5.15%) PCI DSS
4 5 (2.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (1.03%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 42 (21.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (10.31%) Docker
3 12 (6.19%) Hyper-V
4 10 (5.15%) Active Directory
5 6 (3.09%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (2.58%) vSphere
6 5 (2.58%) Xen
7 2 (1.03%) XenApp
8 1 (0.52%) Firmware
8 1 (0.52%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 29 (14.95%) Puppet
2 22 (11.34%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (8.76%) Nagios
4 12 (6.19%) SCCM
5 10 (5.15%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (3.61%) Cisco UCCX
7 5 (2.58%) Ansible
7 5 (2.58%) Cisco IPCC
7 5 (2.58%) OpenAM
7 5 (2.58%) SCOM
8 4 (2.06%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 4 (2.06%) WSUS
9 3 (1.55%) Icinga
10 2 (1.03%) Nessus
10 2 (1.03%) Nmap
10 2 (1.03%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.52%) Endace
11 1 (0.52%) Netcool
11 1 (0.52%) SCSM
Vendors
1 84 (43.30%) Cisco
2 55 (28.35%) VMware
3 40 (20.62%) Microsoft
4 33 (17.01%) F5
5 21 (10.82%) CheckPoint
6 20 (10.31%) Juniper
7 12 (6.19%) Red Hat
8 10 (5.15%) Oracle
8 10 (5.15%) SolarWinds
9 8 (4.12%) EMC
9 8 (4.12%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (3.61%) Sophos
11 6 (3.09%) Riverbed
11 6 (3.09%) Sun
12 5 (2.58%) Atlassian
12 5 (2.58%) Citrix
13 4 (2.06%) NetApp
13 4 (2.06%) Qualys
14 3 (1.55%) Nimsoft
14 3 (1.55%) Splunk
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