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

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Engineer
Rank 661 755 754
Rank change year-on-year
+94 -1
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 235 191 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.17% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 189 135 113
Average salary £42,000 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £23,880
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,535 £32,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+18.56% -14.47%

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
102183 111859 102313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 83932 91897 85042
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 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +80 221 £41,500 +6.41% 28
London +25 96 £50,000 +11.11% 10
South East +30 47 £50,000 +26.58% 9
East of England +18 27 £35,000 +21.73% 3
South West +5 22 £35,000 +3.87% 2
Surrey +26 19 £45,000 - 2
City of London +43 16 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Berkshire +5 16 £57,500 +63.12% 5
Dorking +9 11 £50,000 +11.11%
Reading +1 11 £57,500 +81.10% 5
Swindon - 10 £35,000 -
Wiltshire - 10 £35,000 -
Yorkshire +6 9 £34,500 -8.00% 1
West Yorkshire +11 8 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Suffolk - 8 £35,000 -
Ipswich - 8 £35,000 -
North West +7 7 £50,000 +100.00% 2
Hertfordshire -5 7 £34,000 +32.03% 1
Devon - 7 £22,500 -
East Midlands +16 6 £40,000 -5.88%
Norfolk +7 6 £42,500 +30.76% 1
Hampshire +6 6 £34,000 -39.55% 1
Buckinghamshire +5 6 £41,500 +80.43% 1
Norwich +4 6 £42,500 +30.76%
West Midlands +1 6 £30,500 +5.17% 1
Cheshire - 6 £50,000 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 6 £40,000 -
Bedfordshire +19 5 £26,000 -32.90%
Leeds +16 5 £33,750 -10.00% 1
Luton +9 5 £26,000 -32.90%

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 209 (47.83%) Windows
2 187 (42.79%) Cisco
3 182 (41.65%) Linux
4 137 (31.35%) Cisco Certification
5 132 (30.21%) Microsoft
6 106 (24.26%) Data Centre
7 105 (24.03%) Firewall
8 99 (22.65%) CCNA
9 95 (21.74%) VMware
10 82 (18.76%) Finance
11 81 (18.54%) Degree
12 79 (18.08%) CCNP
13 77 (17.62%) UNIX
14 65 (14.87%) WAN
14 65 (14.87%) VMware Infrastructure
15 64 (14.65%) Windows Server 2008
16 62 (14.19%) SQL
17 59 (13.50%) MS Excel
17 59 (13.50%) Amazon AWS
18 56 (12.81%) ITIL
19 55 (12.59%) Active Directory
20 54 (12.36%) SQL Server
20 54 (12.36%) BGP
21 53 (12.13%) Puppet
22 52 (11.90%) Nagios
22 52 (11.90%) SLA
23 50 (11.44%) Citrix
24 47 (10.76%) Opscode Chef
24 47 (10.76%) DevOps
25 46 (10.53%) IIS

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 46 (10.53%) IIS
2 45 (10.30%) MS Exchange
3 33 (7.55%) Apache
4 31 (7.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (5.72%) SharePoint
5 25 (5.72%) Exchange Server 2007
5 25 (5.72%) nginx
6 17 (3.89%) Lync
7 16 (3.66%) SharePoint 2013
7 16 (3.66%) Office Communications Server
7 16 (3.66%) SharePoint 2010
8 14 (3.20%) Tomcat
9 11 (2.52%) Apache Solr
9 11 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (1.83%) JBoss
11 7 (1.60%) WebSphere
12 6 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
14 3 (0.69%) Node.js
14 3 (0.69%) OpenStack
Applications
1 59 (13.50%) MS Excel
2 34 (7.78%) MS Office
3 5 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.60%) BASE24
2 1 (0.23%) RMDS
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 59 (13.50%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (5.72%) SaaS
3 21 (4.81%) PaaS
4 19 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (2.52%) IaaS
6 8 (1.83%) Rackspace Cloud
6 8 (1.83%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (1.37%) Office 365
8 4 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.69%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.46%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.46%) GitHub
10 2 (0.46%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.23%) Route 53
11 1 (0.23%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 105 (24.03%) Firewall
2 65 (14.87%) WAN
3 54 (12.36%) BGP
4 45 (10.30%) TCP/IP
5 42 (9.61%) VoIP
5 42 (9.61%) LAN
6 38 (8.70%) DNS
7 37 (8.47%) SAN
8 36 (8.24%) Internet
8 36 (8.24%) MPLS
8 36 (8.24%) OSPF
9 35 (8.01%) VPN
10 31 (7.09%) Cisco IOS
11 28 (6.41%) VLAN
12 27 (6.18%) Cisco ASA
12 27 (6.18%) Ethernet
13 22 (5.03%) Network Security
14 21 (4.81%) DHCP
14 21 (4.81%) Cisco Nexus
15 20 (4.58%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (12.36%) SQL Server
2 40 (9.15%) MySQL
3 18 (4.12%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (3.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (3.66%) MongoDB
5 16 (3.66%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.46%) dBASE
6 2 (0.46%) DB2
6 2 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.23%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.23%) Redis
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.23%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.23%) Firebird
7 1 (0.23%) Essbase
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 24 (5.49%) Git (software)
2 22 (5.03%) Subversion
3 20 (4.58%) Jenkins
3 20 (4.58%) TeamCity
4 6 (1.37%) Maven
5 5 (1.14%) JIRA
6 4 (0.92%) Ant
7 3 (0.69%) Hudson
8 2 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.23%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.23%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.23%) NUnit
9 1 (0.23%) Selenium
General
1 82 (18.76%) Finance
2 36 (8.24%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.52%) Games
4 10 (2.29%) Retail
4 10 (2.29%) Automotive
5 9 (2.06%) Marketing
6 7 (1.60%) Banking
7 5 (1.14%) Billing
7 5 (1.14%) Back Office
7 5 (1.14%) Electronics
8 3 (0.69%) Law
9 2 (0.46%) Legal
9 2 (0.46%) Advertising
9 2 (0.46%) Publishing
9 2 (0.46%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.46%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.81%) .NET
2 18 (4.12%) Web Services
3 12 (2.75%) ASP.NET
4 10 (2.29%) CSS
5 7 (1.60%) LAMP
5 7 (1.60%) HTML
6 6 (1.37%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (0.92%) XML
7 4 (0.92%) REST
8 3 (0.69%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (0.69%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.69%) MooTools
8 3 (0.69%) HTML5
8 3 (0.69%) EJB
8 3 (0.69%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (0.69%) Spring
9 2 (0.46%) Memcached
9 2 (0.46%) Middleware
10 1 (0.23%) Laravel
10 1 (0.23%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 106 (24.26%) Data Centre
2 37 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (6.86%) Management Information System
4 25 (5.72%) Computer Science
5 21 (4.81%) Clustering
5 21 (4.81%) Client/Server
6 14 (3.20%) Equities
6 14 (3.20%) Mobile App
7 13 (2.97%) Private Cloud
7 13 (2.97%) Blackberry
8 11 (2.52%) BBC
9 10 (2.29%) Statistics
10 8 (1.83%) Blog
10 8 (1.83%) Digital Media
11 6 (1.37%) Hedge funds
11 6 (1.37%) iSeries
12 4 (0.92%) User Experience
12 4 (0.92%) Replication
12 4 (0.92%) CCTV
13 3 (0.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 209 (47.83%) Windows
2 182 (41.65%) Linux
3 77 (17.62%) UNIX
4 64 (14.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (10.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (6.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (4.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (3.43%) Ubuntu
9 13 (2.97%) Debian
10 12 (2.75%) Windows 7
11 11 (2.52%) CentOS
12 7 (1.60%) Windows XP
13 6 (1.37%) Solaris
14 5 (1.14%) Android
15 4 (0.92%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.69%) VMS
17 2 (0.46%) Windows 8
18 1 (0.23%) OS/390
18 1 (0.23%) zOS
18 1 (0.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (12.81%) ITIL
2 47 (10.76%) DevOps
3 43 (9.84%) Network Monitoring
4 42 (9.61%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (8.47%) Root Cause Analysis
6 36 (8.24%) Problem Management
7 34 (7.78%) E-Commerce
8 24 (5.49%) Performance Tuning
9 20 (4.58%) Change Management
10 18 (4.12%) Service Delivery
10 18 (4.12%) Incident Management
10 18 (4.12%) Open Source
11 17 (3.89%) Configuration Management
12 16 (3.66%) Change Control
12 16 (3.66%) Software Deployment
13 15 (3.43%) Continuous Delivery
14 14 (3.20%) Low Latency
15 13 (2.97%) Mentoring
15 13 (2.97%) Service Management
16 12 (2.75%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 62 (14.19%) SQL
2 34 (7.78%) Perl
3 31 (7.09%) Java
4 29 (6.64%) Python
5 25 (5.72%) PowerShell
6 22 (5.03%) JavaScript
7 21 (4.81%) Bash Shell
7 21 (4.81%) Shell Script
8 16 (3.66%) C#
9 15 (3.43%) PHP
10 11 (2.52%) Ruby
11 6 (1.37%) VBScript
11 6 (1.37%) C++
12 3 (0.69%) C
13 2 (0.46%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.23%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.23%) VB
14 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 137 (31.35%) Cisco Certification
2 99 (22.65%) CCNA
3 81 (18.54%) Degree
4 79 (18.08%) CCNP
5 38 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 36 (8.24%) MCSE
7 20 (4.58%) CCSP
8 19 (4.35%) MCP
9 15 (3.43%) CCIP
9 15 (3.43%) CCDA
10 7 (1.60%) CCSA
11 6 (1.37%) CCSE
11 6 (1.37%) Security Cleared
12 5 (1.14%) JNCIA
13 4 (0.92%) CWNA
13 4 (0.92%) A+ Certification
14 3 (0.69%) CISSP
14 3 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 2 (0.46%) SC Cleared
15 2 (0.46%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (11.90%) SLA
2 26 (5.95%) QA
3 16 (3.66%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.60%) GPG13
4 7 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (1.60%) ISO 8583
5 5 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 65 (14.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (12.59%) Active Directory
3 30 (6.86%) Hyper-V
4 25 (5.72%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (5.03%) vSphere
6 18 (4.12%) XenDesktop
7 12 (2.75%) Varnish
7 12 (2.75%) XenApp
8 11 (2.52%) KVM
8 11 (2.52%) GlusterFS
9 10 (2.29%) Samba
10 7 (1.60%) Squid
10 7 (1.60%) Xen
11 5 (1.14%) Firmware
12 4 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.92%) XenServer
13 3 (0.69%) VMware ESX
14 2 (0.46%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.23%) Snort
15 1 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 53 (12.13%) Puppet
2 52 (11.90%) Nagios
3 47 (10.76%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (6.86%) SCOM
5 22 (5.03%) ZABBIX
6 20 (4.58%) SCCM
6 20 (4.58%) Graphite
7 16 (3.66%) Opsview
8 14 (3.20%) Cisco CUCM
9 11 (2.52%) logstash
10 10 (2.29%) Kibana
10 10 (2.29%) HAProxy
10 10 (2.29%) StatsD
10 10 (2.29%) Ansible
11 9 (2.06%) SCOrch
11 9 (2.06%) Cisco UCCX
12 8 (1.83%) Dollar Universe
12 8 (1.83%) Pingdom
13 7 (1.60%) CFEngine
14 6 (1.37%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 187 (42.79%) Cisco
2 132 (30.21%) Microsoft
3 95 (21.74%) VMware
4 50 (11.44%) Citrix
5 42 (9.61%) Juniper
5 42 (9.61%) HP
6 40 (9.15%) F5
7 39 (8.92%) Dell
8 34 (7.78%) CheckPoint
9 24 (5.49%) NetApp
9 24 (5.49%) New Relic
10 20 (4.58%) Red Hat
11 17 (3.89%) SolarWinds
12 16 (3.66%) Veeam
12 16 (3.66%) Huawei
12 16 (3.66%) CommVault
13 12 (2.75%) Oracle
13 12 (2.75%) Splunk
14 10 (2.29%) IBM
15 9 (2.06%) EMC
Guildford, Surrey
Absolute Solution
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
Oracle
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
Oracle
Salary: excellent salary - negotiable
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol
Oracle
Salary: excellent salary - negotiable
Posted: 18 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Absolute Solution Limited
Salary: From £26,000 to £34,000 per annum £26 - 30k plus £4-5,000 on call allo
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 per annum + shift allowance + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
X4 Group
Salary: £45k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands
Xpertise
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
Ticketmaster UK
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: 14 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago