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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Engineer
Rank 645 684 769
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +85
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 303 258 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.24% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.25% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 236 201 131
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £59,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+10.38% -3.75%

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 11 February 2016 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 11 February 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
England +57 292 £47,500 +18.75% 40
London +30 133 £55,000 +29.41% 11
South East -17 73 £47,500 +23.37% 8
Yorkshire +30 35 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Surrey -7 30 £37,500 -16.66% 2
West Yorkshire +18 29 £45,625 +7.35% 2
Leeds +17 20 £44,000 +3.52% 2
East of England +11 20 £36,250 +27.19% 4
Berkshire -14 20 £57,500 +53.33% 2
South West +2 15 £32,000 -36.00% 3
Oxfordshire - 13 £51,250 - 2
City of London +52 12 £45,000 -16.27% 3
Reading +7 11 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Wiltshire - 11 £31,500 - 1
Edinburgh +11 9 £50,000 +58.73%
East Midlands +11 9 £33,750 -25.00%
Scotland +6 9 £50,000 +58.73% 1
Hertfordshire - 9 £30,000 - 2
Dorking +9 8 £52,500 +5.00%
Swindon - 8 £31,750 - 1
Dagenham - 7 £55,000 -
Hitchin - 7 £30,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 7 £32,500 -
Nottingham - 6 £32,500 -
Slough -1 5 £22,500 -42.67%
Abingdon - 5 - -
Hampshire +8 4 £32,000 -20.00% 1
Guildford +7 4 £32,500 - 1
Saffron Walden +1 4 £45,000 - 1
Essex -1 4 £45,000 - 1

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 275 (47.41%) Linux
2 189 (32.59%) Cisco
3 187 (32.24%) Windows
4 170 (29.31%) DevOps
5 163 (28.10%) VMware
6 157 (27.07%) Firewall
7 123 (21.21%) ITIL
7 123 (21.21%) Python
8 121 (20.86%) Agile Software Development
9 120 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
10 118 (20.34%) Microsoft
11 114 (19.66%) Puppet
12 112 (19.31%) Finance
13 110 (18.97%) Ruby
14 105 (18.10%) Java
15 104 (17.93%) Cisco Certification
16 93 (16.03%) Data Centre
17 91 (15.69%) Bash Shell
17 91 (15.69%) Perl
18 89 (15.34%) Windows Server
19 88 (15.17%) TCP/IP
20 87 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
21 84 (14.48%) Configuration Management
22 82 (14.14%) CCNA
23 80 (13.79%) CCNP
24 73 (12.59%) Active Directory
25 71 (12.24%) SQL
25 71 (12.24%) Opscode Chef
26 70 (12.07%) WAN
26 70 (12.07%) BGP

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 69 (11.90%) IIS
2 66 (11.38%) Apache
3 47 (8.10%) MS Exchange
4 38 (6.55%) Tomcat
5 36 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2010
6 23 (3.97%) Node.js
7 16 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (2.76%) nginx
7 16 (2.76%) SharePoint
8 15 (2.59%) OpenStack
9 12 (2.07%) Confluence
9 12 (2.07%) JBoss
10 11 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2003
11 10 (1.72%) Skype for Business
12 9 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
13 8 (1.38%) CMS
14 7 (1.21%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
15 4 (0.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 44 (7.59%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.59%) MS Office
3 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.34%) Magento
2 1 (0.17%) assyst
2 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 87 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (5.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (5.52%) SaaS
4 17 (2.93%) PaaS
5 15 (2.59%) OpenShift
6 11 (1.90%) Office 365
7 10 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
8 9 (1.55%) GitHub
8 9 (1.55%) Mimecast
9 7 (1.21%) Amazon S3
9 7 (1.21%) Google App Engine
9 7 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (1.21%) IaaS
10 6 (1.03%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.69%) Route 53
12 3 (0.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 3 (0.52%) Heroku
13 2 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 157 (27.07%) Firewall
2 88 (15.17%) TCP/IP
3 70 (12.07%) BGP
3 70 (12.07%) WAN
4 68 (11.72%) DNS
5 62 (10.69%) MPLS
5 62 (10.69%) OSPF
6 52 (8.97%) Cisco IOS
7 47 (8.10%) VPN
8 46 (7.93%) LAN
8 46 (7.93%) SAN
9 43 (7.41%) VoIP
10 41 (7.07%) Cisco ASA
10 41 (7.07%) Network Security
11 40 (6.90%) HTTP
12 35 (6.03%) Cisco Nexus
12 35 (6.03%) DHCP
12 35 (6.03%) Internet
13 33 (5.69%) VLAN
14 24 (4.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (11.03%) SQL Server
2 40 (6.90%) MySQL
3 33 (5.69%) NoSQL
4 32 (5.52%) Big Data
5 31 (5.34%) SQL Server 2012
6 30 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 21 (3.62%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (2.41%) Hadoop
9 12 (2.07%) MongoDB
9 12 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (1.72%) Redis
11 9 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (1.38%) Relational Database
13 6 (1.03%) Firebird
14 5 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
15 4 (0.69%) Couchbase
16 3 (0.52%) Informix
17 2 (0.34%) Oracle BI EE
17 2 (0.34%) RDBMS
17 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 66 (11.38%) Jenkins
2 60 (10.34%) Git (software)
3 24 (4.14%) Maven
4 21 (3.62%) JIRA
5 18 (3.10%) Vagrant
6 13 (2.24%) Selenium
7 12 (2.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 11 (1.90%) Visual Studio
8 11 (1.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 9 (1.55%) Appium
9 9 (1.55%) Mocha
9 9 (1.55%) SonarQube
10 8 (1.38%) TeamCity
11 7 (1.21%) GitLab
11 7 (1.21%) Subversion
12 6 (1.03%) Hudson
12 6 (1.03%) Mercurial
13 5 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (0.69%) Bugzilla
15 3 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 112 (19.31%) Finance
2 37 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 24 (4.14%) Banking
4 22 (3.79%) Retail
5 8 (1.38%) Retail Banking
6 7 (1.21%) Law
6 7 (1.21%) Publishing
7 6 (1.03%) Back Office
7 6 (1.03%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.03%) Legal
8 4 (0.69%) Advertising
8 4 (0.69%) Electronics
8 4 (0.69%) Games
9 3 (0.52%) Local Government
9 3 (0.52%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.34%) French Language
10 2 (0.34%) Front Office
10 2 (0.34%) German Language
10 2 (0.34%) Marketing
10 2 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (7.24%) Web Services
2 29 (5.00%) .NET
3 23 (3.97%) LAMP
4 17 (2.93%) Middleware
5 16 (2.76%) ELK Stack
5 16 (2.76%) Spring
6 15 (2.59%) MCollective
7 13 (2.24%) AngularJS
8 12 (2.07%) RabbitMQ
9 11 (1.90%) ASP.NET
9 11 (1.90%) HTML
10 9 (1.55%) CSS
11 8 (1.38%) JSON
12 7 (1.21%) Kafka
12 7 (1.21%) RESTful
12 7 (1.21%) WCF
12 7 (1.21%) XML
13 6 (1.03%) Ajax
13 6 (1.03%) Memcached
13 6 (1.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 93 (16.03%) Data Centre
2 36 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 22 (3.79%) Computer Science
5 15 (2.59%) EMC VNX
6 13 (2.24%) Mobile App
6 13 (2.24%) Over-the-Top Content
7 10 (1.72%) Client/Server
7 10 (1.72%) Driving Licence
7 10 (1.72%) IPTV
7 10 (1.72%) Private Cloud
7 10 (1.72%) Replication
8 9 (1.55%) Semantic Web
9 8 (1.38%) Mobile Banking
9 8 (1.38%) Security Operations Centre
10 7 (1.21%) Hedge funds
11 6 (1.03%) Clustering
11 6 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 6 (1.03%) Fintech
12 5 (0.86%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 275 (47.41%) Linux
2 187 (32.24%) Windows
3 89 (15.34%) Windows Server
4 61 (10.52%) Unix
5 50 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 44 (7.59%) CentOS
7 42 (7.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 42 (7.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (5.69%) Ubuntu
9 11 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.69%) Debian
10 4 (0.69%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.52%) AIX
11 3 (0.52%) Solaris
11 3 (0.52%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.34%) Android
12 2 (0.34%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.34%) VMS
13 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (29.31%) DevOps
2 123 (21.21%) ITIL
3 121 (20.86%) Agile Software Development
4 84 (14.48%) Configuration Management
5 63 (10.86%) High Availability
6 53 (9.14%) Scrum
7 49 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
8 44 (7.59%) Incident Management
9 40 (6.90%) Security Operations
10 36 (6.21%) Continuous Delivery
11 35 (6.03%) Change Management
12 34 (5.86%) Open Source
13 29 (5.00%) Information Security
14 25 (4.31%) Load Balancing
15 24 (4.14%) Capacity Planning
15 24 (4.14%) Mentoring
16 23 (3.97%) Service Management
17 21 (3.62%) Presales
18 20 (3.45%) Build Automation
19 19 (3.28%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 123 (21.21%) Python
2 110 (18.97%) Ruby
3 105 (18.10%) Java
4 91 (15.69%) Bash Shell
4 91 (15.69%) Perl
5 71 (12.24%) SQL
6 67 (11.55%) PowerShell
7 38 (6.55%) C#
7 38 (6.55%) PHP
8 35 (6.03%) JavaScript
9 13 (2.24%) Korn
10 12 (2.07%) Go
10 12 (2.07%) Scala
11 9 (1.55%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.21%) C
12 7 (1.21%) C++
13 6 (1.03%) Groovy
14 3 (0.52%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.34%) Jython
16 1 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 104 (17.93%) Cisco Certification
2 82 (14.14%) CCNA
3 80 (13.79%) CCNP
4 46 (7.93%) Degree
5 35 (6.03%) ITIL Certification
6 32 (5.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 31 (5.34%) MCSE
8 30 (5.17%) Security Cleared
9 27 (4.66%) SC Cleared
10 24 (4.14%) CCIP
11 20 (3.45%) CCSP
12 19 (3.28%) CCDA
12 19 (3.28%) CISSP
13 10 (1.72%) MCSA
14 6 (1.03%) MCP
15 5 (0.86%) MCITP
15 5 (0.86%) Network+ Certification
16 4 (0.69%) CEH
16 4 (0.69%) JNCIA
16 4 (0.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.86%) SLA
2 27 (4.66%) QA
3 26 (4.48%) PCI DSS
4 17 (2.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.34%) GPG13
7 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
System Software
1 120 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 73 (12.59%) Active Directory
3 60 (10.34%) Docker
4 40 (6.90%) Hyper-V
5 39 (6.72%) vSphere
6 21 (3.62%) Xen
7 20 (3.45%) VMware ESX
8 12 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (1.55%) XenApp
10 6 (1.03%) iptables
11 5 (0.86%) Firmware
11 5 (0.86%) Forefront TMG
11 5 (0.86%) LXC
11 5 (0.86%) Squid
12 4 (0.69%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 4 (0.69%) NFS
12 4 (0.69%) OpenSSH
12 4 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.69%) Sendmail
12 4 (0.69%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 114 (19.66%) Puppet
2 71 (12.24%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (7.76%) SCCM
4 41 (7.07%) Ansible
5 37 (6.38%) Nagios
6 32 (5.52%) Graphite
7 23 (3.97%) Salt
8 19 (3.28%) Opsview
8 19 (3.28%) WSUS
9 15 (2.59%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 15 (2.59%) SCOM
10 10 (1.72%) Nessus
10 10 (1.72%) Nmap
10 10 (1.72%) ZABBIX
11 9 (1.55%) Cisco CUCM
11 9 (1.55%) RSA enVision
12 8 (1.38%) logstash
13 7 (1.21%) Cacti
14 5 (0.86%) SolarWinds Orion
14 5 (0.86%) Terraform
Vendors
1 189 (32.59%) Cisco
2 163 (28.10%) VMware
3 118 (20.34%) Microsoft
4 53 (9.14%) Citrix
4 53 (9.14%) F5
5 52 (8.97%) Red Hat
6 45 (7.76%) CheckPoint
7 39 (6.72%) HP
8 37 (6.38%) EMC
8 37 (6.38%) Juniper
9 28 (4.83%) NetApp
9 28 (4.83%) Oracle
9 28 (4.83%) Splunk
10 21 (3.62%) SolarWinds
10 21 (3.62%) Tripwire
11 18 (3.10%) Riverbed
12 15 (2.59%) Qualys
12 15 (2.59%) SaltStack
13 14 (2.41%) 3PAR
13 14 (2.41%) Atlassian
Havant, Hampshire
Stepstone
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum Competitive Salary & Generous Benefi
Posted: 3 hours ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k - 50k + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
East Sussex
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Posted: Yesterday
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + All Training Provided
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £23,000 to £30,000 per annum + 30% shift + gd benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcestershire
Franklin Fitch
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Vodafone
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Resourcing Hub
Salary: From £0 to £0 per annum Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Alderbridge Network Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Daisy Group
Salary: Up to £30,000 plus 20% shift
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Tech
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Salary: From £35,000 to £37,500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum + £5000 Car Allowance + £3000 on Call
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
First Utility
Salary: £35,000 - £37,500 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Posted: 7 days ago
Warwick, West Midlands, United Kingdom
First Utility
Salary: £35,000 - £37,500 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Mint
Posted: 8 days ago
Oxfordshire
Huxley
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent bonus and benefits culture
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Leeds
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £33000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago