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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Engineer
Rank 608 741 741
Rank change year-on-year
+133 0
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 305 132 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 219 117 125
Average salary £42,500 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £25,000 £29,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.28% +4.00%

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
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +132 297 £42,500 +8.97% 17
London +82 139 £47,500 +40.74% 8
South East +24 78 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Surrey +39 52 £35,000 -26.31% 1
East of England +24 40 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Dorking +4 25 £45,000 -
City of London +5 22 £46,250 +23.33% 3
Hertfordshire - 17 £27,500 - 1
Luton - 17 £50,000 -
Bedfordshire - 17 £50,000 -
South West -9 15 £37,500 -3.84% 2
Bristol - 12 £36,250 -
Hampshire -20 11 £42,500 +8.97%
Yorkshire -35 11 £40,500 +92.85%
Basingstoke -3 9 £42,500 +8.97%
East Midlands -11 9 £42,500 +70.00%
Leeds -19 9 £43,000 -
West Yorkshire -29 9 £43,000 -
Crawley +14 8 £30,000 -31.81%
West Sussex +3 8 £30,000 -31.81%
Guildford - 8 £32,500 -
Woking - 8 £30,000 -
St Albans - 7 £30,000 - 1
Scotland -21 6 £35,000 +1.44% 1
Essex - 6 £45,000 -
Gatwick - 6 - -
Edinburgh -8 5 £35,000 - 1
Letchworth - 5 £26,500 -
Saffron Walden - 5 £45,000 -
Warwickshire +20 4 £33,750 +12.50%

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 254 (50.30%) Windows
2 247 (48.91%) Linux
3 166 (32.87%) Cisco
4 131 (25.94%) Firewall
5 110 (21.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 108 (21.39%) VMware
7 106 (20.99%) Puppet
8 95 (18.81%) Microsoft
9 93 (18.42%) Apache
10 92 (18.22%) TCP/IP
11 91 (18.02%) Finance
12 90 (17.82%) Opscode Chef
13 86 (17.03%) DevOps
14 85 (16.83%) MySQL
15 82 (16.24%) Cisco Certification
16 81 (16.04%) IIS
17 76 (15.05%) UNIX
18 75 (14.85%) Degree
19 74 (14.65%) ITIL
20 72 (14.26%) Juniper
21 68 (13.47%) SQL Server
22 67 (13.27%) WAN
23 65 (12.87%) CCNA
23 65 (12.87%) HP
23 65 (12.87%) Amazon AWS
24 64 (12.67%) nginx
25 63 (12.48%) Jenkins
26 60 (11.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 60 (11.88%) Red Hat
27 59 (11.68%) SQL

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 93 (18.42%) Apache
2 81 (16.04%) IIS
3 64 (12.67%) nginx
4 37 (7.33%) Apache Solr
5 36 (7.13%) Elasticsearch
6 25 (4.95%) MS Exchange
6 25 (4.95%) Tomcat
7 21 (4.16%) Exchange Server 2010
8 16 (3.17%) WordPress
9 15 (2.97%) Drupal
10 13 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2003
10 13 (2.57%) OpenStack
11 12 (2.38%) WebSphere
12 6 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (0.99%) Lync
13 5 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
14 3 (0.59%) CMS
14 3 (0.59%) Confluence
15 2 (0.40%) ColdFusion
15 2 (0.40%) SharePoint
Applications
1 38 (7.52%) MS Excel
2 27 (5.35%) MS Office
3 6 (1.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.78%) Temenos T24
2 6 (1.19%) RMDS
3 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 65 (12.87%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (9.11%) Cloud Computing
3 44 (8.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 32 (6.34%) IaaS
5 31 (6.14%) PaaS
6 16 (3.17%) Amazon EC2
7 15 (2.97%) Amazon S3
8 14 (2.77%) Amazon ELB
9 12 (2.38%) SaaS
10 7 (1.39%) Rackspace Cloud
11 2 (0.40%) Office 365
11 2 (0.40%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 131 (25.94%) Firewall
2 92 (18.22%) TCP/IP
3 67 (13.27%) WAN
4 53 (10.50%) LAN
5 45 (8.91%) DNS
6 36 (7.13%) SAN
7 33 (6.53%) Ethernet
8 29 (5.74%) Internet
8 29 (5.74%) Network Security
9 26 (5.15%) HTTP
10 25 (4.95%) Cisco ASA
11 24 (4.75%) VPN
12 22 (4.36%) MPLS
13 21 (4.16%) Wireless
14 20 (3.96%) BGP
15 19 (3.76%) OSPF
15 19 (3.76%) SSL
16 18 (3.56%) ADSL
16 18 (3.56%) Frame Relay
17 17 (3.37%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (16.83%) MySQL
2 68 (13.47%) SQL Server
3 42 (8.32%) MongoDB
4 22 (4.36%) Relational Database
5 14 (2.77%) Amazon RDS
6 13 (2.57%) NonStop SQL
6 13 (2.57%) RDBMS
7 12 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (1.58%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.19%) Big Data
9 6 (1.19%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.19%) Firebird
10 3 (0.59%) DB2
11 2 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.40%) QlikView
12 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.20%) Pentaho
12 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 63 (12.48%) Jenkins
2 51 (10.10%) Git (software)
3 47 (9.31%) Subversion
4 45 (8.91%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.59%) JUnit
5 3 (0.59%) Hudson
6 2 (0.40%) JIRA
General
1 91 (18.02%) Finance
2 43 (8.51%) Telecoms
3 37 (7.33%) Banking
4 31 (6.14%) Music Industry
5 24 (4.75%) Retail
6 14 (2.77%) Marketing
7 9 (1.78%) Law
7 9 (1.78%) Electronics
8 7 (1.39%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.39%) Publishing
8 7 (1.39%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.99%) Games
10 4 (0.79%) Back Office
10 4 (0.79%) Legal
11 3 (0.59%) Billing
11 3 (0.59%) Japanese Language
12 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.40%) Advertising
13 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (10.10%) .NET
2 34 (6.73%) ASP.NET
3 22 (4.36%) Web Services
4 15 (2.97%) Middleware
5 12 (2.38%) LAMP
6 7 (1.39%) Ruby on Rails
7 5 (0.99%) J2EE
8 4 (0.79%) RESTful
8 4 (0.79%) REST
8 4 (0.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (0.59%) Play Framework
9 3 (0.59%) Django
9 3 (0.59%) Guice
9 3 (0.59%) Sensu
9 3 (0.59%) Spring
10 2 (0.40%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (0.40%) MSMQ
10 2 (0.40%) XML
10 2 (0.40%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.34%) Blackberry
2 19 (3.76%) Digital Media
3 16 (3.17%) Open Source
3 16 (3.17%) Computer Science
4 15 (2.97%) Equities
5 12 (2.38%) Hedge funds
6 9 (1.78%) Replication
6 9 (1.78%) Spread Betting
6 9 (1.78%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.58%) Clustering
7 8 (1.58%) Blog
8 5 (0.99%) Mobile App
8 5 (0.99%) Video on Demand
8 5 (0.99%) IPTV
9 4 (0.79%) Smartphone
9 4 (0.79%) Mobile Banking
9 4 (0.79%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.59%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.59%) iPad
10 3 (0.59%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 254 (50.30%) Windows
2 247 (48.91%) Linux
3 110 (21.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 76 (15.05%) UNIX
5 60 (11.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 41 (8.12%) Ubuntu
7 38 (7.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 38 (7.52%) Debian
8 37 (7.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (4.75%) CentOS
10 16 (3.17%) Windows 7
11 12 (2.38%) Fedora
11 12 (2.38%) Solaris
12 6 (1.19%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.40%) VMS
13 2 (0.40%) OS/390
13 2 (0.40%) zOS
14 1 (0.20%) AIX
14 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.20%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (17.03%) DevOps
2 74 (14.65%) ITIL
3 50 (9.90%) Load Balancing
4 37 (7.33%) Capacity Planning
5 36 (7.13%) E-Commerce
6 34 (6.73%) Change Management
7 33 (6.53%) Build Automation
8 29 (5.74%) Continuous Improvement
9 23 (4.55%) Project Management
9 23 (4.55%) Service Delivery
10 22 (4.36%) Configuration Management
11 21 (4.16%) Validation
11 21 (4.16%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (4.16%) Capacity Management
11 21 (4.16%) Performance Monitoring
11 21 (4.16%) Network Monitoring
12 20 (3.96%) Problem Management
13 19 (3.76%) Time Management
14 18 (3.56%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (3.56%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (11.68%) SQL
2 36 (7.13%) PowerShell
3 34 (6.73%) Java
4 25 (4.95%) Ruby
5 23 (4.55%) Perl
5 23 (4.55%) PHP
6 21 (4.16%) Python
6 21 (4.16%) Bash Shell
7 15 (2.97%) Shell Script
8 11 (2.18%) VBScript
9 10 (1.98%) C#
10 7 (1.39%) JavaScript
11 5 (0.99%) VB
12 3 (0.59%) C
12 3 (0.59%) Scala
13 2 (0.40%) C++
14 1 (0.20%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 82 (16.24%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (14.85%) Degree
3 65 (12.87%) CCNA
4 36 (7.13%) CCNP
5 24 (4.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (4.36%) MCSE
7 20 (3.96%) CCIP
8 17 (3.37%) CCSP
9 16 (3.17%) MCP
9 16 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 12 (2.38%) Security Cleared
11 10 (1.98%) CCIE
12 9 (1.78%) SC Cleared
13 6 (1.19%) MCSA
14 5 (0.99%) VCAP
15 4 (0.79%) CCSE
15 4 (0.79%) RHCE
16 3 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.59%) JNCIA
16 3 (0.59%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (7.72%) SLA
1 39 (7.72%) QA
2 5 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.59%) COBIT
4 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (10.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (9.90%) Varnish
3 42 (8.32%) Hyper-V
4 37 (7.33%) Active Directory
5 33 (6.53%) Samba
5 33 (6.53%) KVM
6 24 (4.75%) VMware ESX
7 18 (3.56%) vSphere
8 12 (2.38%) XenApp
9 6 (1.19%) Kamailio
10 4 (0.79%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (0.79%) XenServer
11 3 (0.59%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 3 (0.59%) Snort
11 3 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.40%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.20%) pfSense
13 1 (0.20%) Cronacle
13 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 106 (20.99%) Puppet
2 90 (17.82%) Opscode Chef
3 46 (9.11%) ZABBIX
4 40 (7.92%) Nagios
5 36 (7.13%) logstash
5 36 (7.13%) Kibana
6 35 (6.93%) StatsD
6 35 (6.93%) HAProxy
7 32 (6.34%) Vagrant
8 22 (4.36%) SCOM
9 14 (2.77%) Cisco CUCM
10 13 (2.57%) SCCM
11 12 (2.38%) Cisco UCCX
12 11 (2.18%) Ansible
12 11 (2.18%) Opsview
13 7 (1.39%) Cisco IPCC
14 6 (1.19%) Cacti
15 5 (0.99%) Ganglia
15 5 (0.99%) Pingdom
16 4 (0.79%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 166 (32.87%) Cisco
2 108 (21.39%) VMware
3 95 (18.81%) Microsoft
4 72 (14.26%) Juniper
5 65 (12.87%) HP
6 60 (11.88%) Red Hat
7 48 (9.50%) New Relic
8 46 (9.11%) Dell
9 41 (8.12%) Apple
10 39 (7.72%) Oracle
11 31 (6.14%) Sony
11 31 (6.14%) Toshiba
12 29 (5.74%) Citrix
12 29 (5.74%) SolarWinds
13 23 (4.55%) CheckPoint
14 20 (3.96%) NetApp
15 15 (2.97%) JBoss
16 14 (2.77%) Novell
17 9 (1.78%) F5
18 7 (1.39%) Bloomberg
City of London
Huxley Associates
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + competitive benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum + fantastic pension + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £73000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
NST Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £25,000 per annum £25K + shift allowance (£4K)+ perfor
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey (KT22)
Guru Careers
Salary: £20 - 35k (DOE)
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cloudreach
Salary: Competitive + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Bloomberg
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
St. Albans
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £15000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Fasthosts Internet Ltd
Salary: £21,000 per annum plus 20% Shift Allowance
Posted: 19 days ago