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

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Engineer
Rank 670 753 704
Rank change year-on-year
+83 -49
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 205 135 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.14% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 161 105 141
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £40,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +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
99404 99827 97677
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.50% 94.83%
Number of salaries quoted 81778 80400 82215
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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +66 200 £38,750 -3.12% 18
London +63 101 £40,000 -3.03% 6
South East +26 67 £38,500 -23.00% 4
Surrey +26 43 £45,000 -25.00%
Dorking - 22 £50,000 -
Hampshire -10 12 £35,500 +18.33% 1
East of England -10 11 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Buckinghamshire +15 9 £28,000 +21.73%
Berkshire +3 7 £32,000 -36.00% 2
City of London -13 7 £60,000 +26.31% 2
West Midlands -28 7 £42,500 +30.76%
Redhill - 7 £38,500 -
Camberley - 7 £28,500 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £37,500 -
Scotland - 5 £31,500 - 1
East Midlands +31 4 £42,500 +13.33% 1
High Wycombe -4 4 £23,500 +2.17%
Bedfordshire -7 4 £26,000 -35.00% 1
Luton -11 4 £26,000 -35.00% 1
South West -24 4 £23,000 -42.50% 1
Stirlingshire - 4 - -
Warwickshire - 4 £43,750 -
Maidenhead - 4 £32,000 -
Marlow - 4 £32,000 -
Stirling - 4 - -
Basingstoke +9 3 £31,000 -22.50% 1
Cambridgeshire +4 3 £37,500 -6.25%
Cambridge +2 3 £37,500 -6.25%
North West +2 3 £34,528 +10.66% 2
Hertfordshire -8 3 £41,500 +33.87% 1

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 218 (47.08%) Windows
2 186 (40.17%) Linux
3 183 (39.52%) Cisco
4 161 (34.77%) Microsoft
5 133 (28.73%) Cisco Certification
6 113 (24.41%) VMware
7 108 (23.33%) Firewall
8 101 (21.81%) Degree
9 85 (18.36%) CCNA
10 81 (17.49%) UNIX
11 78 (16.85%) SQL
12 75 (16.20%) VMware Infrastructure
13 73 (15.77%) MS Excel
14 72 (15.55%) Finance
15 70 (15.12%) WAN
16 66 (14.25%) Active Directory
17 61 (13.17%) Analytical Skills
18 59 (12.74%) Nagios
19 57 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
20 56 (12.10%) CCNP
21 55 (11.88%) IIS
22 54 (11.66%) ITIL
23 52 (11.23%) SLA
23 52 (11.23%) Windows Server 2012
24 51 (11.02%) Citrix
24 51 (11.02%) BGP
24 51 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
25 48 (10.37%) Microsoft Certification
26 47 (10.15%) Puppet
27 46 (9.94%) MCSE

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 55 (11.88%) IIS
2 43 (9.29%) MS Exchange
3 33 (7.13%) Apache
4 32 (6.91%) SharePoint
5 26 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2007
5 26 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 25 (5.40%) Lync
7 20 (4.32%) SharePoint 2010
7 20 (4.32%) Tomcat
8 19 (4.10%) Office Communications Server
8 19 (4.10%) SharePoint 2013
9 17 (3.67%) nginx
10 8 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (1.51%) OpenStack
12 6 (1.30%) Node.js
13 5 (1.08%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
15 3 (0.65%) JBoss
16 2 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
16 2 (0.43%) GlassFish
Applications
1 73 (15.77%) MS Excel
2 32 (6.91%) MS Office
3 7 (1.51%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.51%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.54%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (4.10%) SaaS
3 12 (2.59%) Rackspace Cloud
4 11 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (1.30%) Office 365
5 6 (1.30%) PaaS
5 6 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.86%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.65%) Route 53
7 3 (0.65%) IaaS
8 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.22%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.22%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 108 (23.33%) Firewall
2 70 (15.12%) WAN
3 51 (11.02%) BGP
4 45 (9.72%) Internet
5 44 (9.50%) VoIP
6 42 (9.07%) DNS
7 39 (8.42%) TCP/IP
8 38 (8.21%) OSPF
9 33 (7.13%) MPLS
10 30 (6.48%) SAN
11 29 (6.26%) LAN
12 27 (5.83%) VLAN
12 27 (5.83%) Network Security
13 23 (4.97%) Cisco IOS
14 21 (4.54%) IP Telephony
14 21 (4.54%) Ethernet
14 21 (4.54%) SNMP
15 19 (4.10%) Frame Relay
15 19 (4.10%) ADSL
16 18 (3.89%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (9.29%) MySQL
1 43 (9.29%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (4.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (3.24%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (2.59%) MongoDB
6 9 (1.94%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.30%) Redis
7 6 (1.30%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.08%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.65%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.65%) Big Data
9 3 (0.65%) MS Access
10 2 (0.43%) Firebird
10 2 (0.43%) DB2
10 2 (0.43%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.22%) Riak
Development Applications
1 17 (3.67%) TeamCity
2 15 (3.24%) Git (software)
3 10 (2.16%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.30%) Hudson
5 5 (1.08%) Maven
6 4 (0.86%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.65%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.65%) Ant
7 3 (0.65%) Subversion
8 2 (0.43%) JIRA
9 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.22%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.22%) NUnit
General
1 72 (15.55%) Finance
2 20 (4.32%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.46%) Games
4 15 (3.24%) Back Office
5 10 (2.16%) Publishing
5 10 (2.16%) Banking
6 9 (1.94%) Law
7 8 (1.73%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.51%) Retail
9 5 (1.08%) Marketing
10 4 (0.86%) Legal
11 3 (0.65%) Billing
12 2 (0.43%) Advertising
12 2 (0.43%) French Language
13 1 (0.22%) Korean Language
13 1 (0.22%) Electronics
13 1 (0.22%) Front Office
13 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.32%) .NET
2 12 (2.59%) Web Services
3 10 (2.16%) LAMP
4 6 (1.30%) HTML
5 4 (0.86%) XML
6 3 (0.65%) HTML5
6 3 (0.65%) REST
6 3 (0.65%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.43%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.43%) CSS
7 2 (0.43%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.43%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.22%) ZeroMQ
8 1 (0.22%) NHibernate
8 1 (0.22%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.22%) LINQ
8 1 (0.22%) WCF
8 1 (0.22%) WPF
8 1 (0.22%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.22%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 61 (13.17%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (8.86%) Management Information System
3 33 (7.13%) Open Source
4 24 (5.18%) Clustering
5 22 (4.75%) Equities
6 19 (4.10%) Client/Server
7 17 (3.67%) Computer Science
8 11 (2.38%) Mobile App
8 11 (2.38%) Blog
9 10 (2.16%) Digital Media
10 8 (1.73%) Mainframe
10 8 (1.73%) User Experience
11 5 (1.08%) Performance Metrics
11 5 (1.08%) Over-the-Top Content
11 5 (1.08%) iPhone
11 5 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.08%) iPad
11 5 (1.08%) Replication
11 5 (1.08%) Streaming Video
12 4 (0.86%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 218 (47.08%) Windows
2 186 (40.17%) Linux
3 81 (17.49%) UNIX
4 57 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (11.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (7.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (3.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (2.38%) CentOS
8 11 (2.38%) Windows 7
9 8 (1.73%) Windows XP
10 6 (1.30%) Solaris
11 5 (1.08%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.86%) VMS
12 4 (0.86%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.65%) Amazon Linux
13 3 (0.65%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.43%) Debian
14 2 (0.43%) OpenBSD
14 2 (0.43%) AIX
14 2 (0.43%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (11.66%) ITIL
2 51 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (9.94%) DevOps
4 43 (9.29%) Problem Management
5 26 (5.62%) Configuration Management
6 25 (5.40%) E-Commerce
7 23 (4.97%) Performance Tuning
7 23 (4.97%) Network Monitoring
7 23 (4.97%) Incident Management
8 21 (4.54%) Change Management
9 20 (4.32%) Load Balancing
10 18 (3.89%) Software Deployment
10 18 (3.89%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (3.89%) Technical Analysis
11 17 (3.67%) Root Cause Analysis
12 15 (3.24%) Service Delivery
13 12 (2.59%) Project Management
13 12 (2.59%) MVC
13 12 (2.59%) Network Management
14 11 (2.38%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 78 (16.85%) SQL
2 32 (6.91%) Python
3 29 (6.26%) Perl
4 26 (5.62%) JavaScript
5 21 (4.54%) Java
6 19 (4.10%) PHP
7 17 (3.67%) C#
7 17 (3.67%) Ruby
7 17 (3.67%) Bash Shell
8 13 (2.81%) PowerShell
9 10 (2.16%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.94%) C++
11 7 (1.51%) VBScript
12 4 (0.86%) C
13 3 (0.65%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.65%) VB
14 1 (0.22%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.22%) Golang
14 1 (0.22%) Scala
14 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 133 (28.73%) Cisco Certification
2 101 (21.81%) Degree
3 85 (18.36%) CCNA
4 56 (12.10%) CCNP
5 48 (10.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 46 (9.94%) MCSE
7 22 (4.75%) CCDA
7 22 (4.75%) MCP
8 21 (4.54%) VCP4
9 20 (4.32%) CCIP
9 20 (4.32%) CCSP
10 7 (1.51%) Security Cleared
11 6 (1.30%) MCITP
12 4 (0.86%) CCSA
12 4 (0.86%) CCSE
12 4 (0.86%) CWNA
12 4 (0.86%) JNCIA
13 3 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.65%) CCIE
14 2 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (11.23%) SLA
2 18 (3.89%) PCI DSS
2 18 (3.89%) QA
3 7 (1.51%) ISO 8583
4 6 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (1.30%) GPG13
5 3 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 75 (16.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 66 (14.25%) Active Directory
3 40 (8.64%) Hyper-V
4 25 (5.40%) vSphere
5 20 (4.32%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (4.10%) XenDesktop
7 10 (2.16%) Xen
8 8 (1.73%) ISA Server
9 6 (1.30%) Squid
10 5 (1.08%) KVM
10 5 (1.08%) VMware ESX
11 4 (0.86%) Firmware
12 3 (0.65%) XenApp
12 3 (0.65%) Postfix
13 2 (0.43%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.43%) LXC
13 2 (0.43%) Docker
14 1 (0.22%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.22%) XenServer
14 1 (0.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 59 (12.74%) Nagios
2 47 (10.15%) Puppet
3 44 (9.50%) SCOM
3 44 (9.50%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (8.21%) SCCM
5 22 (4.75%) Opsview
6 20 (4.32%) Cisco CUCM
7 17 (3.67%) ZABBIX
8 13 (2.81%) Cisco UCCX
9 11 (2.38%) Pingdom
10 9 (1.94%) SCVMM
10 9 (1.94%) NetBackup
11 8 (1.73%) WSUS
12 7 (1.51%) Ansible
12 7 (1.51%) Dollar Universe
12 7 (1.51%) Cisco IPCC
13 6 (1.30%) Vagrant
14 5 (1.08%) Graphite
15 3 (0.65%) HAProxy
15 3 (0.65%) Cacti
Vendors
1 183 (39.52%) Cisco
2 161 (34.77%) Microsoft
3 113 (24.41%) VMware
4 51 (11.02%) Citrix
5 38 (8.21%) HP
6 28 (6.05%) CheckPoint
7 27 (5.83%) F5
8 24 (5.18%) SolarWinds
9 23 (4.97%) Oracle
9 23 (4.97%) Juniper
9 23 (4.97%) Dell
10 22 (4.75%) NetApp
10 22 (4.75%) Red Hat
11 18 (3.89%) Veeam
11 18 (3.89%) Huawei
11 18 (3.89%) CommVault
12 12 (2.59%) Websense
13 11 (2.38%) New Relic
13 11 (2.38%) Incapsula
13 11 (2.38%) EMC
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Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Healthcare, 25days holiday, pension
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