The table below looks at the statistics for the Operations Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Engineer
Rank 638 715 728
Rank change year-on-year
+77 +13
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 278 179 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 216 121 144
Average salary £39,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £37,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +11.94%

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
109010 105147 109704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.71% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 90448 86287 94223
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,448 £26,500 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Operations Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Operations Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Operations Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Operations Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Operations Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Operations Engineer over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 within the UK.

Operations Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 November 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
(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
England +60 274 £40,000 -5.88% 21
London +43 111 £47,500 +11.76% 12
South East +26 96 £35,000 -22.22% 4
Surrey +13 42 £32,000 -32.63% 2
City of London +16 23 £48,500 +4.86% 4
Berkshire +21 18 £39,750 -36.40%
Yorkshire -26 18 £31,000 +12.72% 1
East of England - 18 £28,500 -
Dorking - 16 £50,000 -
West Yorkshire -9 12 £42,500 +24.08% 1
Leeds -12 12 £42,500 +24.08% 1
Bedfordshire - 12 £40,000 -
Camberley - 11 £28,500 - 2
Reading +12 10 £38,750 -38.00%
East Sussex +6 10 - -
High Wycombe +2 10 £26,500 +15.21%
Buckinghamshire 0 10 £26,500 +15.21%
South West -4 10 £32,250 - 4
Luton - 10 £40,000 -
Lewes - 10 - -
Hampshire -22 9 £40,000 -11.11% 2
North East - 9 £28,780 -
Tyne and Wear - 9 £28,780 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £28,780 -
Swindon - 8 £32,250 -
Wiltshire - 8 £32,250 - 2
West Midlands -10 6 £25,000 -41.17%
North West -11 6 £39,500 +14.49%
West Sussex - 6 - -
North Yorkshire - 6 £24,000 -

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 274 (47.40%) Windows
2 241 (41.70%) Linux
3 214 (37.02%) Cisco
4 146 (25.26%) Microsoft
5 141 (24.39%) Firewall
6 119 (20.59%) VMware
6 119 (20.59%) Cisco Certification
7 104 (17.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 99 (17.13%) Degree
9 97 (16.78%) Puppet
10 92 (15.92%) Finance
11 90 (15.57%) MySQL
12 88 (15.22%) Opscode Chef
13 86 (14.88%) Apache
14 83 (14.36%) DevOps
15 81 (14.01%) WAN
16 80 (13.84%) CCNA
17 79 (13.67%) TCP/IP
18 78 (13.49%) VMware Infrastructure
18 78 (13.49%) IIS
19 77 (13.32%) UNIX
20 72 (12.46%) SQL
21 71 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
22 69 (11.94%) ITIL
22 69 (11.94%) Juniper
23 67 (11.59%) Amazon AWS
24 66 (11.42%) Active Directory
24 66 (11.42%) MS Excel
25 64 (11.07%) SQL Server
26 58 (10.03%) HP

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 86 (14.88%) Apache
2 78 (13.49%) IIS
3 54 (9.34%) nginx
4 32 (5.54%) Tomcat
5 31 (5.36%) MS Exchange
6 24 (4.15%) Apache Solr
7 23 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2010
7 23 (3.98%) Elasticsearch
8 17 (2.94%) Lync
8 17 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
9 14 (2.42%) SharePoint
10 13 (2.25%) WordPress
11 12 (2.08%) Drupal
11 12 (2.08%) OpenStack
12 11 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (1.56%) WebSphere
13 9 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
14 8 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (1.38%) Office Communications Server
15 7 (1.21%) JBoss
Applications
1 66 (11.42%) MS Excel
2 29 (5.02%) MS Office
3 3 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.17%) RMDS
1 1 (0.17%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 67 (11.59%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (6.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
4 25 (4.33%) IaaS
5 23 (3.98%) PaaS
6 18 (3.11%) Amazon EC2
7 15 (2.60%) Amazon S3
8 12 (2.08%) Amazon ELB
9 10 (1.73%) SaaS
10 8 (1.38%) Rackspace Cloud
11 3 (0.52%) Route 53
12 2 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.17%) GitHub
13 1 (0.17%) Office 365
13 1 (0.17%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 141 (24.39%) Firewall
2 81 (14.01%) WAN
3 79 (13.67%) TCP/IP
4 54 (9.34%) Internet
5 51 (8.82%) DNS
6 47 (8.13%) LAN
7 41 (7.09%) BGP
8 38 (6.57%) SAN
9 35 (6.06%) Network Security
10 32 (5.54%) VoIP
10 32 (5.54%) Cisco ASA
11 31 (5.36%) Ethernet
11 31 (5.36%) MPLS
11 31 (5.36%) OSPF
12 24 (4.15%) IP Telephony
13 21 (3.63%) Frame Relay
13 21 (3.63%) ADSL
14 20 (3.46%) HTTP
15 19 (3.29%) Wireless
16 18 (3.11%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (15.57%) MySQL
2 64 (11.07%) SQL Server
3 40 (6.92%) MongoDB
4 18 (3.11%) NoSQL
5 16 (2.77%) Relational Database
6 15 (2.60%) Amazon RDS
6 15 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (1.73%) NonStop SQL
8 10 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (1.38%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.21%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.04%) Firebird
12 5 (0.87%) Redis
13 4 (0.69%) Big Data
14 3 (0.52%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.52%) MS Access
15 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 1 (0.17%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 52 (9.00%) Jenkins
2 40 (6.92%) TeamCity
3 31 (5.36%) Git (software)
3 31 (5.36%) Subversion
4 7 (1.21%) Hudson
5 3 (0.52%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.35%) Maven
6 2 (0.35%) JIRA
6 2 (0.35%) Artifactory
General
1 92 (15.92%) Finance
2 33 (5.71%) Banking
3 32 (5.54%) Telecoms
4 23 (3.98%) Music Industry
5 19 (3.29%) Retail
6 16 (2.77%) Publishing
6 16 (2.77%) Back Office
7 14 (2.42%) Games
8 13 (2.25%) Law
9 10 (1.73%) Investment Banking
10 8 (1.38%) Marketing
11 5 (0.87%) Electronics
11 5 (0.87%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.69%) Legal
13 3 (0.52%) Advertising
14 2 (0.35%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.35%) Billing
14 2 (0.35%) French Language
15 1 (0.17%) Korean Language
15 1 (0.17%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (7.96%) .NET
2 28 (4.84%) Web Services
3 23 (3.98%) ASP.NET
4 21 (3.63%) LAMP
5 12 (2.08%) Middleware
6 5 (0.87%) J2EE
7 2 (0.35%) XML
7 2 (0.35%) HTML
7 2 (0.35%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.35%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.17%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.17%) JSON
8 1 (0.17%) Django
8 1 (0.17%) RESTful
8 1 (0.17%) HTML5
8 1 (0.17%) REST
8 1 (0.17%) ZeroMQ
8 1 (0.17%) XSD
8 1 (0.17%) Flash
8 1 (0.17%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 71 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.50%) Equities
3 25 (4.33%) Digital Media
4 24 (4.15%) Blackberry
5 23 (3.98%) Open Source
6 22 (3.81%) Management Information System
7 21 (3.63%) Computer Science
8 17 (2.94%) Clustering
9 13 (2.25%) Performance Metrics
10 11 (1.90%) Over-the-Top Content
11 10 (1.73%) Hedge funds
11 10 (1.73%) Video on Demand
11 10 (1.73%) IPTV
12 9 (1.56%) Replication
13 8 (1.38%) Mainframe
14 6 (1.04%) iPad
15 5 (0.87%) Mathematics
15 5 (0.87%) iPhone
15 5 (0.87%) User Experience
15 5 (0.87%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 274 (47.40%) Windows
2 241 (41.70%) Linux
3 104 (17.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 77 (13.32%) UNIX
5 55 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (8.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 44 (7.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (4.67%) Ubuntu
9 26 (4.50%) Debian
10 20 (3.46%) CentOS
11 11 (1.90%) Solaris
12 10 (1.73%) Fedora
13 8 (1.38%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.87%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.69%) OS/390
15 4 (0.69%) zOS
16 3 (0.52%) Amazon Linux
17 2 (0.35%) AIX
17 2 (0.35%) HPUX
17 2 (0.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (14.36%) DevOps
2 69 (11.94%) ITIL
3 55 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (7.09%) Load Balancing
5 35 (6.06%) E-Commerce
6 32 (5.54%) Continuous Integration
7 31 (5.36%) Configuration Management
8 27 (4.67%) Change Management
8 27 (4.67%) Capacity Planning
8 27 (4.67%) Performance Monitoring
8 27 (4.67%) Network Monitoring
9 24 (4.15%) Project Management
10 23 (3.98%) Incident Management
10 23 (3.98%) Build Automation
10 23 (3.98%) Problem Management
11 20 (3.46%) Performance Tuning
12 19 (3.29%) Continuous Improvement
13 17 (2.94%) Server Monitoring
14 15 (2.60%) Network Architecture
15 14 (2.42%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 72 (12.46%) SQL
2 40 (6.92%) Java
3 31 (5.36%) Python
4 27 (4.67%) PowerShell
5 26 (4.50%) Ruby
5 26 (4.50%) PHP
6 25 (4.33%) Bash Shell
6 25 (4.33%) Perl
7 14 (2.42%) Shell Script
8 13 (2.25%) JavaScript
9 8 (1.38%) VBScript
9 8 (1.38%) VB
10 6 (1.04%) C#
11 5 (0.87%) C++
12 3 (0.52%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.35%) C
14 1 (0.17%) Groovy
14 1 (0.17%) Scala
14 1 (0.17%) Golang
Qualifications
1 119 (20.59%) Cisco Certification
2 99 (17.13%) Degree
3 80 (13.84%) CCNA
4 45 (7.79%) CCNP
5 36 (6.23%) MCSE
5 36 (6.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 28 (4.84%) CCIP
7 25 (4.33%) CCSP
8 20 (3.46%) MCP
9 14 (2.42%) CCDA
10 9 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (1.21%) CCIE
11 7 (1.21%) Security Cleared
12 6 (1.04%) JNCIA
13 5 (0.87%) MCITP
14 4 (0.69%) RHCE
14 4 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.35%) LPIC
15 2 (0.35%) VCAP
16 1 (0.17%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (7.27%) SLA
2 33 (5.71%) QA
3 7 (1.21%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.35%) COBIT
System Software
1 78 (13.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 66 (11.42%) Active Directory
3 57 (9.86%) Hyper-V
4 35 (6.06%) Varnish
5 27 (4.67%) KVM
6 23 (3.98%) Samba
7 21 (3.63%) vSphere
8 13 (2.25%) XenApp
9 10 (1.73%) ISA Server
10 7 (1.21%) XenDesktop
10 7 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.87%) Kamailio
11 5 (0.87%) VMware ESX
11 5 (0.87%) Xen
12 4 (0.69%) XenServer
12 4 (0.69%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.52%) Docker
13 3 (0.52%) LXC
13 3 (0.52%) Postfix
14 2 (0.35%) Snort
Systems Management
1 97 (16.78%) Puppet
2 88 (15.22%) Opscode Chef
3 47 (8.13%) SCOM
4 46 (7.96%) Nagios
5 36 (6.23%) SCCM
6 35 (6.06%) ZABBIX
7 32 (5.54%) Vagrant
8 28 (4.84%) HAProxy
9 24 (4.15%) logstash
9 24 (4.15%) Kibana
10 23 (3.98%) StatsD
11 19 (3.29%) Opsview
12 16 (2.77%) Cisco CUCM
13 12 (2.08%) Ansible
14 11 (1.90%) NetBackup
15 9 (1.56%) SCVMM
16 8 (1.38%) WSUS
16 8 (1.38%) Cisco UCCX
17 6 (1.04%) Cisco IPCC
18 5 (0.87%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 214 (37.02%) Cisco
2 146 (25.26%) Microsoft
3 119 (20.59%) VMware
4 69 (11.94%) Juniper
5 58 (10.03%) Citrix
5 58 (10.03%) HP
6 48 (8.30%) Red Hat
7 40 (6.92%) SolarWinds
8 38 (6.57%) Oracle
9 37 (6.40%) Dell
10 34 (5.88%) New Relic
11 30 (5.19%) CheckPoint
12 29 (5.02%) Apple
13 23 (3.98%) Sony
13 23 (3.98%) Toshiba
14 20 (3.46%) F5
15 14 (2.42%) NetApp
16 12 (2.08%) Fortinet
17 11 (1.90%) Verint
17 11 (1.90%) BT
North London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
TRG
Salary: £35000 - £50000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
IT Connections
Salary: to £26,000 + 20% Shift (£31K)
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Newport
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Andover and Winchester
Test Valley Borough Council
Salary: £25,531 - £31,130 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cloudreach
Salary: Competitive + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Salary is approx 50-65k base + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Rackspace
Salary: Unspecified competitive and Bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension and Healthcare
Posted: 10 days ago
London
TRG
Salary: 35000-50000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Central London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Chiswick, London
International SOS
Salary: £35,000
Posted: 22 days ago
Camberley
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum + 20% shift
Posted: 27 days ago