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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Engineer
Rank 660 768 713
Rank change year-on-year
+108 -55
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 222 125 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.13% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 174 92 148
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £28,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £63,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%

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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +88 217 £37,500 -6.25% 21
London +31 92 £40,000 -20.00% 7
South East +33 89 £36,250 -23.68% 8
Surrey +22 40 £38,500 -35.83%
Dorking - 20 £50,000 -
Berkshire +1 17 £37,500 -21.05% 1
Hampshire -7 17 £40,000 +25.00% 5
Yorkshire -1 13 £35,000 +48.93%
Camberley - 13 £28,500 -
City of London -6 10 £55,000 +33.33% 3
Buckinghamshire +2 9 £26,500 +15.21% 1
Leeds +5 8 £42,500 +80.85%
West Yorkshire 0 8 £42,500 +80.85%
East of England -15 8 £28,500 -28.75% 3
East Sussex - 8 - -
Lewes - 8 - -
Reading +4 7 £40,000 -15.78% 1
North West -5 6 £38,000 +21.79%
Scotland +5 5 £31,500 -17.10% 2
High Wycombe +2 5 £26,500 +15.21% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £37,500 -
Redhill - 5 £38,500 -
North Yorkshire - 5 £24,000 -
Cambridgeshire +3 4 £28,500 -28.75% 2
Cambridge -1 4 £28,500 -28.75% 2
West Midlands -16 4 £25,000 -23.07% 2
Stirlingshire - 4 - -
Knaresborough - 4 £24,000 -
Stirling - 4 - -
Manchester - 4 £38,000 -

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 239 (47.70%) Windows
2 205 (40.92%) Cisco
3 198 (39.52%) Linux
4 158 (31.54%) Microsoft
5 130 (25.95%) Cisco Certification
6 125 (24.95%) VMware
7 118 (23.55%) Firewall
8 106 (21.16%) Degree
9 82 (16.37%) VMware Infrastructure
10 81 (16.17%) CCNA
10 81 (16.17%) SQL
11 77 (15.37%) UNIX
12 75 (14.97%) Finance
13 74 (14.77%) WAN
14 73 (14.57%) Windows Server 2008
15 70 (13.97%) MS Excel
16 69 (13.77%) Active Directory
17 64 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
18 62 (12.38%) IIS
19 61 (12.18%) Citrix
19 61 (12.18%) Puppet
20 60 (11.98%) ITIL
21 59 (11.78%) SLA
21 59 (11.78%) DevOps
22 57 (11.38%) Opscode Chef
23 53 (10.58%) Windows Server 2012
23 53 (10.58%) Nagios
24 52 (10.38%) MySQL
25 51 (10.18%) SQL Server
25 51 (10.18%) TCP/IP

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 62 (12.38%) IIS
2 42 (8.38%) Apache
3 40 (7.98%) MS Exchange
4 26 (5.19%) SharePoint
5 25 (4.99%) Lync
5 25 (4.99%) Exchange Server 2010
6 23 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2007
7 21 (4.19%) Tomcat
7 21 (4.19%) nginx
8 16 (3.19%) SharePoint 2010
9 15 (2.99%) SharePoint 2013
9 15 (2.99%) Office Communications Server
10 10 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
10 10 (2.00%) WebSphere
11 8 (1.60%) OpenStack
11 8 (1.60%) Apache Solr
12 7 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (1.20%) JBoss
13 6 (1.20%) Node.js
14 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 70 (13.97%) MS Excel
2 25 (4.99%) MS Office
3 7 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.00%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 31 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (4.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.79%) SaaS
4 12 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (2.20%) PaaS
6 10 (2.00%) Rackspace Cloud
6 10 (2.00%) IaaS
7 6 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.60%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.60%) Office 365
8 3 (0.60%) Route 53
9 1 (0.20%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 118 (23.55%) Firewall
2 74 (14.77%) WAN
3 51 (10.18%) TCP/IP
4 48 (9.58%) BGP
5 47 (9.38%) VoIP
6 44 (8.78%) Internet
6 44 (8.78%) DNS
7 38 (7.58%) OSPF
8 35 (6.99%) SAN
9 33 (6.59%) LAN
9 33 (6.59%) MPLS
10 32 (6.39%) Network Security
11 27 (5.39%) Ethernet
11 27 (5.39%) SNMP
12 26 (5.19%) IP Telephony
13 24 (4.79%) Cisco ASA
13 24 (4.79%) VLAN
14 22 (4.39%) Wireless
15 20 (3.99%) Cisco IOS
16 19 (3.79%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (10.38%) MySQL
2 51 (10.18%) SQL Server
3 23 (4.59%) MongoDB
4 18 (3.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (3.19%) SQL Server 2005
6 14 (2.79%) NoSQL
7 12 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (2.40%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.20%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.00%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.00%) Redis
10 3 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.60%) Big Data
10 3 (0.60%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.60%) MS Access
10 3 (0.60%) DB2
11 2 (0.40%) Firebird
11 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.40%) NonStop SQL
11 2 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 26 (5.19%) TeamCity
2 20 (3.99%) Git (software)
3 18 (3.59%) Jenkins
4 10 (2.00%) Subversion
5 5 (1.00%) Hudson
5 5 (1.00%) Maven
6 3 (0.60%) Artifactory
6 3 (0.60%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.60%) Ant
7 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.20%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.20%) NUnit
7 1 (0.20%) JIRA
General
1 75 (14.97%) Finance
2 23 (4.59%) Telecoms
3 20 (3.99%) Banking
4 17 (3.39%) Back Office
5 16 (3.19%) Games
6 13 (2.59%) Publishing
7 12 (2.40%) Law
8 11 (2.20%) Retail
9 10 (2.00%) Investment Banking
10 8 (1.60%) Marketing
11 7 (1.40%) Music Industry
12 5 (1.00%) Legal
13 4 (0.80%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.40%) Advertising
14 2 (0.40%) French Language
14 2 (0.40%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.40%) Billing
15 1 (0.20%) Korean Language
15 1 (0.20%) Front Office
15 1 (0.20%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (5.79%) .NET
2 17 (3.39%) LAMP
3 12 (2.40%) Web Services
4 8 (1.60%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.00%) XML
6 4 (0.80%) J2EE
7 3 (0.60%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (0.60%) HTML
8 2 (0.40%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.20%) ZeroMQ
9 1 (0.20%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.20%) RESTful
9 1 (0.20%) REST
9 1 (0.20%) Backbone.js
9 1 (0.20%) HTML5
9 1 (0.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET MVC 2
9 1 (0.20%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 64 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (7.98%) Management Information System
3 29 (5.79%) Open Source
4 24 (4.79%) Clustering
5 23 (4.59%) Equities
6 21 (4.19%) Computer Science
7 16 (3.19%) Digital Media
8 14 (2.79%) Client/Server
9 9 (1.80%) Over-the-Top Content
9 9 (1.80%) Blog
9 9 (1.80%) Blackberry
10 8 (1.60%) Mainframe
10 8 (1.60%) IPTV
10 8 (1.60%) Video on Demand
10 8 (1.60%) Performance Metrics
11 7 (1.40%) User Experience
11 7 (1.40%) iPhone
11 7 (1.40%) iPad
11 7 (1.40%) Replication
11 7 (1.40%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 239 (47.70%) Windows
2 198 (39.52%) Linux
3 77 (15.37%) UNIX
4 73 (14.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 53 (10.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (6.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (4.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (2.20%) CentOS
9 10 (2.00%) Debian
9 10 (2.00%) Ubuntu
10 8 (1.60%) Windows 7
11 6 (1.20%) Solaris
12 5 (1.00%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.80%) VMS
14 3 (0.60%) Amazon Linux
14 3 (0.60%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.40%) OpenBSD
15 2 (0.40%) AIX
15 2 (0.40%) HPUX
15 2 (0.40%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (11.98%) ITIL
2 59 (11.78%) DevOps
3 50 (9.98%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (6.39%) Problem Management
5 25 (4.99%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (4.99%) Configuration Management
6 24 (4.79%) Network Monitoring
6 24 (4.79%) Load Balancing
7 23 (4.59%) Incident Management
8 21 (4.19%) Performance Tuning
8 21 (4.19%) E-Commerce
8 21 (4.19%) Change Management
8 21 (4.19%) Project Management
9 18 (3.59%) Technical Analysis
10 17 (3.39%) Performance Monitoring
11 16 (3.19%) Service Delivery
11 16 (3.19%) Network Management
12 14 (2.79%) Capacity Planning
12 14 (2.79%) Software Deployment
13 13 (2.59%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 81 (16.17%) SQL
2 32 (6.39%) Python
3 28 (5.59%) Perl
3 28 (5.59%) Java
4 22 (4.39%) JavaScript
5 19 (3.79%) Ruby
6 18 (3.59%) PowerShell
7 16 (3.19%) PHP
7 16 (3.19%) Bash Shell
8 13 (2.59%) Shell Script
8 13 (2.59%) C#
9 9 (1.80%) C++
10 7 (1.40%) VBScript
11 4 (0.80%) C
11 4 (0.80%) VB
12 3 (0.60%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.20%) Golang
13 1 (0.20%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 130 (25.95%) Cisco Certification
2 106 (21.16%) Degree
3 81 (16.17%) CCNA
4 50 (9.98%) CCNP
5 46 (9.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 45 (8.98%) MCSE
7 24 (4.79%) CCIP
8 23 (4.59%) CCSP
9 21 (4.19%) MCP
9 21 (4.19%) CCDA
10 7 (1.40%) Security Cleared
11 6 (1.20%) MCITP
11 6 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (1.00%) JNCIA
12 5 (1.00%) CCIE
13 4 (0.80%) CWNA
14 3 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.40%) RHCE
15 2 (0.40%) LPIC
16 1 (0.20%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (11.78%) SLA
2 23 (4.59%) QA
3 13 (2.59%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.00%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.20%) GPG13
5 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 82 (16.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 69 (13.77%) Active Directory
3 41 (8.18%) Hyper-V
4 25 (4.99%) vSphere
5 16 (3.19%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (2.79%) XenDesktop
7 12 (2.40%) KVM
8 10 (2.00%) Xen
8 10 (2.00%) XenApp
9 8 (1.60%) ISA Server
10 7 (1.40%) Varnish
10 7 (1.40%) Samba
11 6 (1.20%) VMware ESX
12 4 (0.80%) Firmware
12 4 (0.80%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.60%) Docker
13 3 (0.60%) LXC
13 3 (0.60%) Postfix
14 2 (0.40%) XenServer
15 1 (0.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 61 (12.18%) Puppet
2 57 (11.38%) Opscode Chef
3 53 (10.58%) Nagios
4 41 (8.18%) SCCM
5 40 (7.98%) SCOM
6 26 (5.19%) Cisco CUCM
7 22 (4.39%) Opsview
8 21 (4.19%) ZABBIX
9 17 (3.39%) Cisco UCCX
10 11 (2.20%) Vagrant
10 11 (2.20%) Graphite
10 11 (2.20%) Cisco IPCC
11 10 (2.00%) HAProxy
12 9 (1.80%) Pingdom
12 9 (1.80%) SCVMM
12 9 (1.80%) NetBackup
13 8 (1.60%) WSUS
13 8 (1.60%) Ansible
14 7 (1.40%) logstash
14 7 (1.40%) StatsD
Vendors
1 205 (40.92%) Cisco
2 158 (31.54%) Microsoft
3 125 (24.95%) VMware
4 61 (12.18%) Citrix
5 43 (8.58%) Juniper
6 41 (8.18%) HP
7 33 (6.59%) Red Hat
8 31 (6.19%) SolarWinds
9 27 (5.39%) Oracle
10 26 (5.19%) Dell
10 26 (5.19%) F5
11 25 (4.99%) CheckPoint
12 22 (4.39%) NetApp
13 16 (3.19%) New Relic
14 15 (2.99%) Huawei
15 14 (2.79%) CommVault
15 14 (2.79%) Veeam
16 12 (2.40%) EMC
17 11 (2.20%) Verint
17 11 (2.20%) BT
London
Morningstar Europe Limited
Salary: £40,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £55k + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Morningstar Europe Ltd
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
TheSmartList
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £46000 - £58000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000 + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Andover
Computer Futures
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Andover
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £36000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Cyber Media Solutions Limited
Salary: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum , plus pension benefit
Posted: 19 days ago
Edinburgh
DP Connect
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Morningstar Europe Limited
Salary: £40,000
Posted: 24 days ago