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 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Engineer
Rank 659 617 740
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +123
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 234 300 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.26% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.28% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 172 215 118
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +5.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £29,100 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £39,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-2.53% +1.28%

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 August 2015 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 August 2015. 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 -57 222 £42,250 -0.58% 41
London -30 94 £50,000 +5.26% 20
South East -7 55 £41,500 +10.66% 5
City of London +41 38 £47,500 +2.70% 2
South West -11 26 £37,500 - 3
Yorkshire +22 22 £32,500 -19.75% 5
Leeds +23 19 £32,500 -24.41% 4
West Yorkshire +14 19 £32,500 -24.41% 4
Berkshire +25 18 £45,000 - 1
Surrey -34 14 £41,500 +18.57%
Reading +10 13 £52,500 +16.66% 1
West Midlands +2 11 £30,000 -11.11%
Hampshire +4 9 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Devon - 9 £22,500 -
Dorking -3 8 £41,500 -7.77%
Dorset - 8 £37,500 - 1
North West +8 6 £60,000 +118.18%
Bristol -25 6 - -
Buckinghamshire -7 5 £45,000 -35.71% 1
East Sussex - 5 £40,000 - 1
Plymouth - 5 - -
Brighton - 5 £40,000 -
Solihull - 5 £30,000 -
Cheshire +8 4 £56,250 +104.54%
East Midlands -7 4 £70,000 +64.70%
Hertfordshire -22 4 £54,000 +96.36% 6
East of England -36 4 £54,000 +35.00% 7
Oxfordshire - 4 - - 1
Wales - 4 £37,500 - 1
South Wales - 4 £37,500 - 1

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 225 (47.97%) Linux
2 190 (40.51%) Windows
3 170 (36.25%) Cisco
4 118 (25.16%) Cisco Certification
5 117 (24.95%) VMware
6 112 (23.88%) Firewall
7 101 (21.54%) Microsoft
7 101 (21.54%) Data Centre
8 96 (20.47%) CCNA
9 84 (17.91%) ITIL
10 80 (17.06%) Finance
10 80 (17.06%) Puppet
11 77 (16.42%) CCNP
12 75 (15.99%) VMware Infrastructure
13 73 (15.57%) DevOps
14 71 (15.14%) Opscode Chef
14 71 (15.14%) TCP/IP
14 71 (15.14%) WAN
15 70 (14.93%) UNIX
15 70 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
16 66 (14.07%) Windows Server 2008
16 66 (14.07%) LAN
17 64 (13.65%) Juniper
18 62 (13.22%) Citrix
19 59 (12.58%) BGP
20 53 (11.30%) Apache
20 53 (11.30%) Python
21 49 (10.45%) Degree
22 48 (10.23%) MySQL
23 47 (10.02%) SQL Server

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 53 (11.30%) Apache
2 44 (9.38%) MS Exchange
3 36 (7.68%) IIS
4 32 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 31 (6.61%) Tomcat
6 20 (4.26%) WebLogic
7 18 (3.84%) nginx
8 16 (3.41%) Apache Solr
9 14 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
10 13 (2.77%) Oracle Coherence
10 13 (2.77%) WebLogic Portal
11 11 (2.35%) JBoss
11 11 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
12 9 (1.92%) WebSphere
13 8 (1.71%) SharePoint
13 8 (1.71%) Lync
14 6 (1.28%) Office Communications Server
14 6 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 6 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 42 (8.96%) MS Excel
2 25 (5.33%) MS Office
3 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.28%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (1.07%) Summit
4 2 (0.43%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.21%) RMDS
5 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 70 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (6.61%) SaaS
3 24 (5.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (4.69%) PaaS
5 18 (3.84%) Google Cloud Platform
6 16 (3.41%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (3.41%) IaaS
7 9 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (1.71%) Office 365
8 8 (1.71%) GitHub
9 5 (1.07%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (1.07%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.85%) Google App Engine
11 3 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.64%) Google Compute Engine
11 3 (0.64%) Google Apps
11 3 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 1 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 112 (23.88%) Firewall
2 71 (15.14%) WAN
2 71 (15.14%) TCP/IP
3 66 (14.07%) LAN
4 59 (12.58%) BGP
5 46 (9.81%) VPN
6 44 (9.38%) MPLS
7 40 (8.53%) OSPF
8 37 (7.89%) Internet
8 37 (7.89%) VoIP
9 34 (7.25%) SAN
10 31 (6.61%) DNS
11 30 (6.40%) VLAN
12 28 (5.97%) Cisco IOS
13 26 (5.54%) Cisco ASA
13 26 (5.54%) Network Security
13 26 (5.54%) DHCP
14 22 (4.69%) Ethernet
14 22 (4.69%) Cisco Nexus
15 21 (4.48%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (10.23%) MySQL
2 47 (10.02%) SQL Server
3 20 (4.26%) MongoDB
4 19 (4.05%) Oracle BI EE
4 19 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (2.99%) Relational Database
6 13 (2.77%) Essbase
6 13 (2.77%) Hadoop
7 12 (2.56%) Big Data
8 11 (2.35%) NoSQL
9 9 (1.92%) RDBMS
10 8 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.64%) CouchDB
14 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 2 (0.43%) SAP BW
15 2 (0.43%) DB2
Development Applications
1 29 (6.18%) Jenkins
2 26 (5.54%) Subversion
3 20 (4.26%) Git (software)
4 12 (2.56%) JIRA
4 12 (2.56%) TeamCity
5 10 (2.13%) Maven
6 9 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (1.71%) Ant
8 7 (1.49%) Artifactory
9 4 (0.85%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.43%) Hudson
12 1 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.21%) Selenium
12 1 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 80 (17.06%) Finance
2 43 (9.17%) Telecoms
3 19 (4.05%) Retail
4 18 (3.84%) Banking
5 16 (3.41%) Marketing
6 13 (2.77%) Games
7 10 (2.13%) Automotive
8 9 (1.92%) Law
9 6 (1.28%) Advertising
9 6 (1.28%) Publishing
9 6 (1.28%) Retail Banking
10 5 (1.07%) Electronics
10 5 (1.07%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.64%) Legal
12 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.43%) Front Office
12 2 (0.43%) Back Office
12 2 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.43%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.97%) Web Services
2 21 (4.48%) Middleware
3 19 (4.05%) Oracle Fusion
3 19 (4.05%) WebCenter
4 18 (3.84%) .NET
5 14 (2.99%) LAMP
6 12 (2.56%) HTML
6 12 (2.56%) FIX Protocol
7 11 (2.35%) ASP.NET
8 9 (1.92%) CSS
8 9 (1.92%) ActiveMQ
9 7 (1.49%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 7 (1.49%) WebSphere MQ
9 7 (1.49%) Flash
10 6 (1.28%) MCollective
11 4 (0.85%) 802.1X
12 3 (0.64%) FreeSWITCH
12 3 (0.64%) MooTools
12 3 (0.64%) Spring
12 3 (0.64%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 101 (21.54%) Data Centre
2 28 (5.97%) Computer Science
3 26 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.20%) Hedge funds
5 12 (2.56%) Blackberry
6 11 (2.35%) BBC
7 9 (1.92%) Statistics
7 9 (1.92%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.71%) Clustering
9 7 (1.49%) Wiki
10 6 (1.28%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.28%) Mobile Banking
10 6 (1.28%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.28%) iSeries
11 5 (1.07%) Replication
11 5 (1.07%) Digital Media
11 5 (1.07%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.85%) Semantic Web
12 4 (0.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 225 (47.97%) Linux
2 190 (40.51%) Windows
3 70 (14.93%) UNIX
4 66 (14.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (8.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (7.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (4.69%) Ubuntu
8 21 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (3.41%) Debian
10 12 (2.56%) CentOS
11 11 (2.35%) Windows 7
12 8 (1.71%) Android
13 4 (0.85%) AIX
13 4 (0.85%) Solaris
13 4 (0.85%) Data ONTAP
14 3 (0.64%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.64%) OpenBSD
15 2 (0.43%) OS/400
15 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.21%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (17.91%) ITIL
2 73 (15.57%) DevOps
3 46 (9.81%) Configuration Management
4 43 (9.17%) Network Monitoring
5 41 (8.74%) Root Cause Analysis
6 39 (8.32%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (7.25%) Change Control
8 31 (6.61%) E-Commerce
9 30 (6.40%) Mentoring
10 28 (5.97%) Capacity Planning
11 27 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
12 23 (4.90%) Change Management
12 23 (4.90%) Problem Management
12 23 (4.90%) Performance Tuning
13 21 (4.48%) Service Management
14 18 (3.84%) Incident Management
15 16 (3.41%) Service Delivery
15 16 (3.41%) Project Management
16 15 (3.20%) Load Balancing
16 15 (3.20%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (11.30%) Python
2 46 (9.81%) SQL
3 45 (9.59%) Java
4 39 (8.32%) PowerShell
4 39 (8.32%) Bash Shell
5 37 (7.89%) Perl
6 34 (7.25%) Shell Script
7 24 (5.12%) Ruby
8 18 (3.84%) PHP
9 16 (3.41%) JavaScript
10 10 (2.13%) C
11 6 (1.28%) C#
11 6 (1.28%) Jython
12 5 (1.07%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.85%) VB
14 3 (0.64%) Go
14 3 (0.64%) C++
15 2 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 118 (25.16%) Cisco Certification
2 96 (20.47%) CCNA
3 77 (16.42%) CCNP
4 49 (10.45%) Degree
5 22 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (4.48%) MCSE
7 18 (3.84%) CCSP
8 17 (3.62%) Security Cleared
9 13 (2.77%) CCIP
9 13 (2.77%) CCDA
10 9 (1.92%) MCP
10 9 (1.92%) DV Cleared
11 8 (1.71%) SC Cleared
11 8 (1.71%) CISSP
11 8 (1.71%) CCSE
12 7 (1.49%) A+ Certification
13 6 (1.28%) Check Point Certification
13 6 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.85%) ACSA
14 4 (0.85%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (8.32%) SLA
2 15 (3.20%) QA
2 15 (3.20%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.43%) GPG13
4 2 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 75 (15.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 47 (10.02%) Active Directory
3 27 (5.76%) Xen
4 26 (5.54%) Hyper-V
5 20 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (2.99%) XenApp
7 13 (2.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 12 (2.56%) VMware ESX
9 11 (2.35%) vSphere
9 11 (2.35%) Varnish
9 11 (2.35%) GlusterFS
10 10 (2.13%) KVM
10 10 (2.13%) Samba
11 7 (1.49%) XenDesktop
12 6 (1.28%) VirtualBox
13 4 (0.85%) XenServer
13 4 (0.85%) NFS
14 3 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.64%) Squid
14 3 (0.64%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 80 (17.06%) Puppet
2 71 (15.14%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (7.68%) Nagios
4 19 (4.05%) Graphite
5 18 (3.84%) SCOM
5 18 (3.84%) Ansible
6 16 (3.41%) CFEngine
6 16 (3.41%) ZABBIX
7 14 (2.99%) SolarWinds Orion
7 14 (2.99%) Cisco CUCM
8 13 (2.77%) Vagrant
8 13 (2.77%) StatsD
9 12 (2.56%) Salt
10 11 (2.35%) logstash
10 11 (2.35%) HAProxy
10 11 (2.35%) SCCM
11 10 (2.13%) Kibana
12 9 (1.92%) SCOrch
13 6 (1.28%) Oracle Identity Management
13 6 (1.28%) Opsview
Vendors
1 170 (36.25%) Cisco
2 117 (24.95%) VMware
3 101 (21.54%) Microsoft
4 64 (13.65%) Juniper
5 62 (13.22%) Citrix
6 39 (8.32%) F5
7 37 (7.89%) CheckPoint
8 36 (7.68%) HP
8 36 (7.68%) Oracle
9 32 (6.82%) Red Hat
9 32 (6.82%) Splunk
10 28 (5.97%) Dell
10 28 (5.97%) NetApp
11 23 (4.90%) IBM
12 20 (4.26%) SolarWinds
13 18 (3.84%) Google
14 17 (3.62%) New Relic
15 12 (2.56%) ArcSight
16 11 (2.35%) SaltStack
16 11 (2.35%) Fortinet
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Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
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Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits
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Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
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Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum Benefits
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St. Albans, Hertfordshire
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
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High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
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Salary: £40k - 60k per year
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sky Bet
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London
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Posted: 4 days ago
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Salary: £45k - 50k per year
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Dorset
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Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
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