The table below looks at the statistics for the Computer Operator role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Computer Operator in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Operator
Rank 860 877 881
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Computer Operator 20 2 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.002% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.002% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 16 2 13
Average salary £25,000 £28,750 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.04% +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £25,750 £22,100
10% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £31,750 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £28,750 £27,500
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +4.54%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Computer Operator
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Computer Operator in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Computer Operator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Computer Operator
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Computer Operator within the UK.

Computer Operator Salary Trend in the UK

Computer Operator
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Operator within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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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
England +14 18 £25,000 -13.04%
East Midlands - 8 £20,500 -
Northamptonshire - 8 £20,500 -
Northampton - 5 £20,500 -
West Midlands -14 4 £33,000 +14.78%
London - 4 - -
Warwickshire - 4 £33,000 -
City of London - 4 - -
Scotland - 2 £23,750 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £22,000 -
East of England - 1 £27,000 -
South East - 1 £28,000 -
Luton - 1 £27,000 -
Clydebank - 1 £22,000 -
Glasgow - 1 £25,500 -
Weybridge - 1 £28,000 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £27,000 -
Surrey - 1 £28,000 -

Computer Operator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Computer Operator 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 Computer Operator in their job title.

1 20 (57.14%) UNIX
2 13 (37.14%) Mainframe
3 12 (34.29%) IBM
4 10 (28.57%) SAP
4 10 (28.57%) IBM Notes
4 10 (28.57%) Intel
4 10 (28.57%) Lotus
4 10 (28.57%) Finance
4 10 (28.57%) Incident Management
5 9 (25.71%) JCL
5 9 (25.71%) ISPF
6 8 (22.86%) Tivoli
7 6 (17.14%) Windows
8 5 (14.29%) Control-M
8 5 (14.29%) Problem Management
9 4 (11.43%) Linux
9 4 (11.43%) Veritas
9 4 (11.43%) Financial Institution
9 4 (11.43%) NetBackup
9 4 (11.43%) Backup Exec
9 4 (11.43%) Hedge funds
10 3 (8.57%) ITIL
10 3 (8.57%) AIX
10 3 (8.57%) Solaris
10 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
10 3 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (8.57%) AS400
10 3 (8.57%) Manufacturing
10 3 (8.57%) Performance Tuning
11 2 (5.71%) MS Office

Computer Operator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Computer Operator 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 Computer Operator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (28.57%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Big Data
General
1 10 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Financial Institution
3 3 (8.57%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.86%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.71%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (37.14%) Mainframe
2 4 (11.43%) Hedge funds
3 3 (8.57%) AS400
4 2 (5.71%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (2.86%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 20 (57.14%) UNIX
2 6 (17.14%) Windows
3 4 (11.43%) Linux
4 3 (8.57%) AIX
4 3 (8.57%) Solaris
5 1 (2.86%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 5 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 3 (8.57%) ITIL
3 3 (8.57%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.86%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (22.86%) Tivoli
2 5 (14.29%) Control-M
3 4 (11.43%) NetBackup
3 4 (11.43%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.86%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 12 (34.29%) IBM
2 10 (28.57%) Intel
2 10 (28.57%) SAP
2 10 (28.57%) Lotus
3 4 (11.43%) Veritas
4 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.86%) Sun
5 1 (2.86%) BMC
5 1 (2.86%) Remedy