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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Engineer
Rank 628 716 741
Rank change year-on-year
+88 +25
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 279 183 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.18% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 208 134 137
Average salary £40,000 £36,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £54,250 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,500 £33,750
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +5.18%

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
107606 103134 107111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.61% 94.59% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 88212 85621 91371
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 £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 +93 274 £40,000 - 20
London +72 129 £47,500 +26.66% 9
South East +13 77 £35,000 -22.22% 6
Surrey +14 42 £35,000 -24.32% 2
City of London +29 27 £46,250 +2.77% 4
East of England - 26 £40,000 -
Dorking -6 18 £47,500 -5.00%
Bedfordshire - 18 £40,000 -
Luton - 16 £42,250 -
South West -11 14 £33,500 - 2
West Sussex - 10 - -
Crawley - 10 - -
Gatwick - 10 - -
Berkshire +17 9 £37,500 -40.00% 1
Yorkshire -36 9 £27,000 -1.81%
North East - 9 £28,780 -
Tyne and Wear - 9 £28,780 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £28,780 -
High Wycombe -4 8 £24,500 +6.52% 1
Buckinghamshire -6 8 £24,500 +6.52% 1
Swindon - 8 £33,250 - 1
Wiltshire - 8 £33,250 - 1
West Midlands -26 7 £28,250 -33.52% 1
Camberley - 7 £28,500 - 2
Reading -11 6 £40,000 -36.00%
Hampshire -11 6 £40,000 -11.11%
West Yorkshire -21 6 £36,000 -20.00%
Leeds -27 6 £36,000 -20.00%
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £42,500 -
Warwickshire - 5 £33,750 -

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 275 (48.08%) Windows
2 255 (44.58%) Linux
3 199 (34.79%) Cisco
4 145 (25.35%) Firewall
5 127 (22.20%) Microsoft
6 114 (19.93%) VMware
7 108 (18.88%) Puppet
8 107 (18.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 104 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
10 95 (16.61%) Apache
11 93 (16.26%) Opscode Chef
12 92 (16.08%) MySQL
13 91 (15.91%) DevOps
14 90 (15.73%) Finance
15 88 (15.38%) TCP/IP
16 87 (15.21%) Degree
17 80 (13.99%) UNIX
18 77 (13.46%) WAN
19 75 (13.11%) IIS
20 73 (12.76%) CCNA
21 72 (12.59%) ITIL
22 71 (12.41%) Amazon AWS
23 69 (12.06%) Juniper
24 65 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
25 61 (10.66%) HP
25 61 (10.66%) SQL Server
25 61 (10.66%) SQL
26 59 (10.31%) nginx
26 59 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
27 58 (10.14%) Red Hat

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 95 (16.61%) Apache
2 75 (13.11%) IIS
3 59 (10.31%) nginx
4 29 (5.07%) Tomcat
5 28 (4.90%) Apache Solr
6 27 (4.72%) Elasticsearch
7 17 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (2.97%) MS Exchange
8 15 (2.62%) WordPress
9 14 (2.45%) Drupal
9 14 (2.45%) OpenStack
10 11 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (1.75%) WebSphere
12 8 (1.40%) JBoss
12 8 (1.40%) Lync
13 7 (1.22%) SharePoint
13 7 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (0.87%) Node.js
15 4 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
16 3 (0.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 57 (9.97%) MS Excel
2 29 (5.07%) MS Office
3 4 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.52%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.17%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 71 (12.41%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (7.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (6.64%) Cloud Computing
4 27 (4.72%) IaaS
5 26 (4.55%) PaaS
6 19 (3.32%) Amazon EC2
7 16 (2.80%) Amazon S3
8 14 (2.45%) Amazon ELB
9 9 (1.57%) Rackspace Cloud
10 8 (1.40%) SaaS
11 2 (0.35%) Route 53
12 1 (0.17%) GitHub
12 1 (0.17%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 145 (25.35%) Firewall
2 88 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 77 (13.46%) WAN
4 55 (9.62%) LAN
5 54 (9.44%) DNS
6 48 (8.39%) Internet
7 35 (6.12%) SAN
8 34 (5.94%) Ethernet
8 34 (5.94%) Network Security
9 29 (5.07%) Cisco ASA
10 27 (4.72%) VoIP
11 26 (4.55%) BGP
11 26 (4.55%) IP Telephony
12 22 (3.85%) HTTP
13 21 (3.67%) MPLS
13 21 (3.67%) OSPF
13 21 (3.67%) ADSL
13 21 (3.67%) Frame Relay
14 20 (3.50%) SNMP
15 19 (3.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (16.08%) MySQL
2 61 (10.66%) SQL Server
3 43 (7.52%) MongoDB
4 18 (3.15%) NoSQL
5 17 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (2.97%) Relational Database
6 16 (2.80%) Amazon RDS
7 11 (1.92%) NonStop SQL
8 8 (1.40%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.22%) Firebird
9 7 (1.22%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (0.87%) Big Data
12 4 (0.70%) Redis
12 4 (0.70%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
14 2 (0.35%) MS Access
14 2 (0.35%) QlikView
15 1 (0.17%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 57 (9.97%) Jenkins
2 44 (7.69%) TeamCity
3 40 (6.99%) Git (software)
4 34 (5.94%) Subversion
5 7 (1.22%) Hudson
6 2 (0.35%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.35%) Maven
6 2 (0.35%) JIRA
6 2 (0.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 90 (15.73%) Finance
2 35 (6.12%) Telecoms
2 35 (6.12%) Banking
3 26 (4.55%) Music Industry
4 22 (3.85%) Retail
5 15 (2.62%) Publishing
6 14 (2.45%) Games
7 11 (1.92%) Back Office
8 9 (1.57%) Marketing
8 9 (1.57%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.40%) Law
10 6 (1.05%) Electronics
11 5 (0.87%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.52%) Advertising
13 2 (0.35%) Billing
13 2 (0.35%) French Language
13 2 (0.35%) Japanese Language
14 1 (0.17%) Korean Language
14 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.17%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (8.39%) .NET
2 28 (4.90%) Web Services
3 26 (4.55%) ASP.NET
4 20 (3.50%) LAMP
5 15 (2.62%) Middleware
6 5 (0.87%) J2EE
7 3 (0.52%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.35%) XML
8 2 (0.35%) HTML
8 2 (0.35%) MSMQ
8 2 (0.35%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.17%) JSON
9 1 (0.17%) Django
9 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 1 (0.17%) RESTful
9 1 (0.17%) HTML5
9 1 (0.17%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.17%) XSD
9 1 (0.17%) Flash
9 1 (0.17%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 59 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.72%) Blackberry
3 25 (4.37%) Equities
3 25 (4.37%) Digital Media
3 25 (4.37%) Open Source
4 17 (2.97%) Computer Science
5 13 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.27%) Performance Metrics
6 12 (2.10%) Hedge funds
7 11 (1.92%) Over-the-Top Content
7 11 (1.92%) Clustering
8 10 (1.75%) IPTV
8 10 (1.75%) Video on Demand
9 8 (1.40%) Spread Betting
9 8 (1.40%) Replication
10 6 (1.05%) iPad
11 5 (0.87%) iPhone
11 5 (0.87%) Blog
11 5 (0.87%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.87%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 275 (48.08%) Windows
2 255 (44.58%) Linux
3 107 (18.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 80 (13.99%) UNIX
5 54 (9.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 49 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (7.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 30 (5.24%) Debian
8 30 (5.24%) Ubuntu
9 27 (4.72%) CentOS
10 14 (2.45%) Solaris
11 12 (2.10%) Fedora
12 5 (0.87%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.52%) OS/390
13 3 (0.52%) zOS
13 3 (0.52%) Amazon Linux
14 2 (0.35%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.35%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.35%) OpenBSD
15 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (15.91%) DevOps
2 72 (12.59%) ITIL
3 57 (9.97%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (8.22%) Load Balancing
5 42 (7.34%) E-Commerce
6 33 (5.77%) Configuration Management
7 32 (5.59%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (5.59%) Capacity Planning
8 27 (4.72%) Performance Monitoring
9 26 (4.55%) Build Automation
10 25 (4.37%) Continuous Improvement
10 25 (4.37%) Network Monitoring
11 21 (3.67%) Change Management
12 20 (3.50%) Project Management
13 19 (3.32%) Performance Tuning
14 18 (3.15%) Problem Management
14 18 (3.15%) Incident Management
15 15 (2.62%) Scrum
15 15 (2.62%) Server Monitoring
16 14 (2.45%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (10.66%) SQL
2 37 (6.47%) Java
3 35 (6.12%) PowerShell
4 30 (5.24%) Ruby
5 29 (5.07%) Python
6 26 (4.55%) Perl
6 26 (4.55%) PHP
7 25 (4.37%) Bash Shell
8 13 (2.27%) JavaScript
8 13 (2.27%) Shell Script
9 12 (2.10%) VBScript
10 8 (1.40%) VB
11 7 (1.22%) C#
12 4 (0.70%) C++
13 2 (0.35%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.35%) C
14 1 (0.17%) Golang
14 1 (0.17%) Groovy
14 1 (0.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 104 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 87 (15.21%) Degree
3 73 (12.76%) CCNA
4 41 (7.17%) CCNP
5 28 (4.90%) MCSE
5 28 (4.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (4.37%) CCIP
7 22 (3.85%) CCSP
8 21 (3.67%) MCP
9 12 (2.10%) CCIE
10 11 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (1.75%) Security Cleared
12 6 (1.05%) SC Cleared
12 6 (1.05%) CCDA
13 5 (0.87%) MCITP
13 5 (0.87%) VCAP
14 4 (0.70%) RHCE
15 3 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.52%) CCVP
15 3 (0.52%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (6.47%) QA
2 35 (6.12%) SLA
3 5 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.52%) COBIT
4 3 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 65 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (9.62%) Hyper-V
3 54 (9.44%) Active Directory
4 40 (6.99%) Varnish
5 29 (5.07%) KVM
6 26 (4.55%) Samba
7 17 (2.97%) vSphere
8 13 (2.27%) XenApp
9 9 (1.57%) VMware ESX
10 8 (1.40%) ISA Server
11 6 (1.05%) Kamailio
12 4 (0.70%) XenServer
12 4 (0.70%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.52%) Postfix
13 3 (0.52%) Docker
13 3 (0.52%) LXC
14 2 (0.35%) Firmware
14 2 (0.35%) Snort
14 2 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 108 (18.88%) Puppet
2 93 (16.26%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (7.87%) Nagios
4 41 (7.17%) SCOM
5 37 (6.47%) ZABBIX
6 35 (6.12%) Vagrant
7 30 (5.24%) HAProxy
8 28 (4.90%) SCCM
9 27 (4.72%) logstash
9 27 (4.72%) Kibana
10 26 (4.55%) StatsD
11 17 (2.97%) Cisco CUCM
12 16 (2.80%) Opsview
13 13 (2.27%) Ansible
14 10 (1.75%) Cisco UCCX
15 9 (1.57%) SCVMM
15 9 (1.57%) NetBackup
16 8 (1.40%) WSUS
16 8 (1.40%) Cisco IPCC
17 6 (1.05%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 199 (34.79%) Cisco
2 127 (22.20%) Microsoft
3 114 (19.93%) VMware
4 69 (12.06%) Juniper
5 61 (10.66%) HP
6 58 (10.14%) Red Hat
7 49 (8.57%) Citrix
8 42 (7.34%) SolarWinds
9 40 (6.99%) New Relic
10 38 (6.64%) Oracle
11 37 (6.47%) Apple
12 36 (6.29%) Dell
13 26 (4.55%) CheckPoint
13 26 (4.55%) Sony
13 26 (4.55%) Toshiba
14 14 (2.45%) NetApp
14 14 (2.45%) F5
15 12 (2.10%) Fortinet
16 11 (1.92%) Novell
17 10 (1.75%) BT
Camberley, Surrey
IT Connections
Salary: to £26,000 + 20% Shift (£31K)
Posted: 3 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000 + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Bloomberg
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + + Bonus + 35 days hols
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Great Package + Bonus + Pension +Car
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Salary is approx 50-65k base + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Groveland
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum - if contract; rates negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath
Future Publishing
Salary: £competitive with excellent benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Lewes, Sussex
East Sussex County Council
Posted: 8 days ago
Lewes, Sussex
East Sussex County Council
Posted: 8 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum 28.5 days hols + share scheme +pens
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
WA Consultants
Posted: 11 days ago
Camberley
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum + 20% shift
Posted: 21 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Central London / West End
Cabinet Office - Government Digital Service
Salary: From £46,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Bloomberg
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago