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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Engineer
Rank 645 707 789
Rank change year-on-year
+62 +82
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 323 279 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.25% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.26% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 243 223 158
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,650 £30,000 £25,350
10% offered a salary of more than £64,250 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
99472 107123 115267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.48% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83547 87392 93423
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 April 2016 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 April 2016. 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 +45 314 £45,000 - 26
South East +102 124 £42,500 -5.55% 8
London -10 113 £55,000 - 8
Surrey +11 44 £37,500 -21.05% 2
City of London +58 28 £50,000 -9.09% 5
Yorkshire +34 25 £45,000 +28.57% 4
Buckinghamshire +33 21 £45,000 +60.71%
Berkshire +14 21 £60,000 +14.28%
West Midlands -10 19 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Oxfordshire - 18 £80,000 - 2
West Yorkshire +21 16 £45,000 +28.57% 4
High Wycombe +11 16 £45,000 +91.48%
Reading +30 15 £60,000 +4.34%
Guildford +14 14 £37,500 -11.76%
East of England -8 12 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Leeds +13 10 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Oxford - 10 £80,000 -
Hampshire +23 9 £42,500 +30.76% 2
North West +18 9 £32,250 -24.11% 2
Manchester +15 9 £32,250 -3.89% 2
East Sussex - 9 £42,500 -
Scotland +1 7 £35,000 -
South West -19 7 £35,000 - 2
Worcestershire - 7 £35,000 -
Basingstoke -3 6 £42,500 +37.09% 2
Camberley -7 6 £36,500 +28.07%
Redditch - 6 £35,000 -
Wakefield 0 5 £35,250 +2.17% 1
Warwickshire -7 5 - -
Warwick -19 5 - -

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 324 (51.43%) Linux
2 221 (35.08%) Windows
3 208 (33.02%) Cisco
4 188 (29.84%) DevOps
5 182 (28.89%) Firewall
6 170 (26.98%) VMware
7 150 (23.81%) Puppet
8 144 (22.86%) Python
9 137 (21.75%) Cisco Certification
10 121 (19.21%) VMware Infrastructure
11 112 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
12 110 (17.46%) Ruby
13 107 (16.98%) CCNA
14 106 (16.83%) Opscode Chef
15 104 (16.51%) CCNP
15 104 (16.51%) Microsoft
16 103 (16.35%) Bash Shell
17 100 (15.87%) Finance
18 97 (15.40%) Perl
18 97 (15.40%) Windows Server
19 93 (14.76%) SQL
19 93 (14.76%) Unix
20 91 (14.44%) ITIL
20 91 (14.44%) DNS
20 91 (14.44%) TCP/IP
21 90 (14.29%) Java
22 89 (14.13%) Data Centre
23 85 (13.49%) Amazon AWS
24 81 (12.86%) Cisco ASA
25 76 (12.06%) WAN

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 74 (11.75%) Apache
2 52 (8.25%) IIS
3 46 (7.30%) MS Exchange
4 43 (6.83%) Tomcat
5 35 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 25 (3.97%) nginx
7 23 (3.65%) Node.js
7 23 (3.65%) SharePoint
8 19 (3.02%) OpenStack
9 18 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
9 18 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
9 18 (2.86%) JBoss
10 10 (1.59%) Confluence
11 8 (1.27%) WebSphere
12 7 (1.11%) CMS
12 7 (1.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 6 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.79%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.79%) Commerce Server
14 5 (0.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 60 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.70%) MS Office
3 8 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.32%) Magento
2 1 (0.16%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.16%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 85 (13.49%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (5.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (2.86%) SaaS
4 14 (2.22%) Mimecast
5 12 (1.90%) AWS CloudFormation
6 11 (1.75%) IaaS
6 11 (1.75%) PaaS
7 8 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (1.27%) GitHub
8 5 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.79%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (0.79%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.63%) Office 365
9 4 (0.63%) OpenShift
9 4 (0.63%) Route 53
10 2 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.32%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 182 (28.89%) Firewall
2 91 (14.44%) DNS
2 91 (14.44%) TCP/IP
3 81 (12.86%) Cisco ASA
4 76 (12.06%) WAN
5 62 (9.84%) BGP
6 60 (9.52%) LAN
7 57 (9.05%) MPLS
7 57 (9.05%) OSPF
7 57 (9.05%) VPN
8 55 (8.73%) SAN
9 54 (8.57%) Cisco Nexus
10 52 (8.25%) Wireless
11 47 (7.46%) DHCP
12 41 (6.51%) Internet
13 40 (6.35%) HTTP
14 39 (6.19%) Network Security
15 38 (6.03%) VLAN
16 37 (5.87%) Cisco IOS
16 37 (5.87%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (9.68%) MySQL
2 57 (9.05%) SQL Server
3 27 (4.29%) NoSQL
4 26 (4.13%) Big Data
4 26 (4.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 25 (3.97%) SQL Server 2012
6 23 (3.65%) PostgreSQL
7 21 (3.33%) MongoDB
8 18 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
9 15 (2.38%) Hadoop
10 14 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
11 12 (1.90%) Relational Database
12 10 (1.59%) Redis
13 9 (1.43%) Firebird
13 9 (1.43%) InfluxDB
14 5 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (0.79%) OLAP
14 5 (0.79%) OLTP
14 5 (0.79%) Oracle OLAP
14 5 (0.79%) Presto
Development Applications
1 73 (11.59%) Jenkins
2 64 (10.16%) Git (software)
3 40 (6.35%) Maven
4 32 (5.08%) Vagrant
5 23 (3.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 16 (2.54%) Ant
6 16 (2.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 13 (2.06%) Hudson
7 13 (2.06%) JIRA
8 12 (1.90%) Selenium
9 9 (1.43%) Appium
9 9 (1.43%) Mocha
9 9 (1.43%) SonarQube
9 9 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
10 8 (1.27%) Subversion
11 7 (1.11%) GitLab
12 6 (0.95%) Mercurial
13 5 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (0.79%) TeamCity
14 4 (0.63%) Bugzilla
General
1 100 (15.87%) Finance
2 50 (7.94%) Telecoms
3 16 (2.54%) Banking
4 14 (2.22%) Retail
5 12 (1.90%) Law
6 10 (1.59%) Games
7 7 (1.11%) Advertising
7 7 (1.11%) Electronics
7 7 (1.11%) Marketing
8 6 (0.95%) Back Office
8 6 (0.95%) Legal
9 5 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.79%) Publishing
9 5 (0.79%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.63%) Local Government
11 3 (0.48%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.32%) French Language
12 2 (0.32%) German Language
12 2 (0.32%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.16%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (4.92%) Web Services
2 29 (4.60%) .NET
3 24 (3.81%) LAMP
4 20 (3.17%) RESTful
5 18 (2.86%) Middleware
6 15 (2.38%) CSS
6 15 (2.38%) ELK Stack
7 13 (2.06%) MCollective
8 12 (1.90%) AngularJS
8 12 (1.90%) ASP.NET
9 11 (1.75%) HTML
9 11 (1.75%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (1.43%) LEMP Stack
11 8 (1.27%) Ajax
11 8 (1.27%) FIX Protocol
11 8 (1.27%) XML
12 7 (1.11%) WCF
13 6 (0.95%) JSON
13 6 (0.95%) Memcached
13 6 (0.95%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 89 (14.13%) Data Centre
2 39 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (4.13%) Replication
4 23 (3.65%) Computer Science
5 20 (3.17%) Management Information System
6 16 (2.54%) Over-the-Top Content
7 15 (2.38%) Driving Licence
7 15 (2.38%) Hedge funds
8 10 (1.59%) Clustering
8 10 (1.59%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (1.27%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.27%) IPTV
10 8 (1.27%) Statistics
11 5 (0.79%) Data Extraction
11 5 (0.79%) Fat Client
11 5 (0.79%) Mathematics
11 5 (0.79%) NHS
11 5 (0.79%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 324 (51.43%) Linux
2 221 (35.08%) Windows
3 97 (15.40%) Windows Server
4 93 (14.76%) Unix
5 53 (8.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (7.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 44 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 43 (6.83%) CentOS
9 28 (4.44%) Ubuntu
10 11 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.63%) Solaris
11 4 (0.63%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.48%) AIX
12 3 (0.48%) Debian
12 3 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.48%) VMS
12 3 (0.48%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.32%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.32%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.32%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (29.84%) DevOps
2 112 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (14.44%) ITIL
4 65 (10.32%) Continuous Integration
5 63 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 58 (9.21%) Open Source
7 54 (8.57%) Incident Management
8 45 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
9 44 (6.98%) Load Balancing
10 40 (6.35%) Scrum
11 38 (6.03%) High Availability
12 30 (4.76%) Security Operations
13 29 (4.60%) Change Management
14 28 (4.44%) Analytics
14 28 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
15 27 (4.29%) Continuous Delivery
16 26 (4.13%) Software Engineering
17 25 (3.97%) Information Security
17 25 (3.97%) Service Delivery
18 24 (3.81%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 144 (22.86%) Python
2 110 (17.46%) Ruby
3 103 (16.35%) Bash Shell
4 97 (15.40%) Perl
5 93 (14.76%) SQL
6 90 (14.29%) Java
7 66 (10.48%) PowerShell
8 45 (7.14%) PHP
9 44 (6.98%) JavaScript
10 29 (4.60%) C#
11 24 (3.81%) C++
12 17 (2.70%) C
13 11 (1.75%) Groovy
14 10 (1.59%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.43%) Go
16 4 (0.63%) Bourne shell
16 4 (0.63%) Korn
16 4 (0.63%) Scala
17 2 (0.32%) Lua
18 1 (0.16%) VB6
Qualifications
1 137 (21.75%) Cisco Certification
2 107 (16.98%) CCNA
3 104 (16.51%) CCNP
4 60 (9.52%) Degree
5 35 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 34 (5.40%) MCSE
7 30 (4.76%) Security Cleared
8 28 (4.44%) SC Cleared
9 21 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
10 20 (3.17%) MCSA
11 18 (2.86%) CCIP
12 16 (2.54%) JNCIA
13 15 (2.38%) CCIE
14 13 (2.06%) CCSP
15 11 (1.75%) CCDA
16 9 (1.43%) CISSP
17 6 (0.95%) MCP
18 5 (0.79%) CCVP
19 4 (0.63%) Network+ Certification
19 4 (0.63%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (9.21%) SLA
2 22 (3.49%) PCI DSS
2 22 (3.49%) QA
3 12 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.32%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 121 (19.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 72 (11.43%) Active Directory
3 68 (10.79%) Docker
4 48 (7.62%) vSphere
5 35 (5.56%) Hyper-V
6 19 (3.02%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (2.38%) XenApp
8 12 (1.90%) Xen
9 11 (1.75%) XenServer
10 9 (1.43%) VMware ESX
11 7 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (1.11%) Squid
12 6 (0.95%) Firmware
12 6 (0.95%) NFS
12 6 (0.95%) Varnish
13 5 (0.79%) iptables
13 5 (0.79%) KVM
14 4 (0.63%) LXC
14 4 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 150 (23.81%) Puppet
2 106 (16.83%) Opscode Chef
3 47 (7.46%) Ansible
4 44 (6.98%) Nagios
5 36 (5.71%) SCCM
6 26 (4.13%) Graphite
7 21 (3.33%) SCOM
8 15 (2.38%) Nessus
9 14 (2.22%) Nmap
10 13 (2.06%) Cisco CUCM
10 13 (2.06%) logstash
11 12 (1.90%) Grafana
11 12 (1.90%) Icinga
12 11 (1.75%) Kubernetes
12 11 (1.75%) Opsview
12 11 (1.75%) Salt
13 10 (1.59%) Kibana
13 10 (1.59%) ZABBIX
14 9 (1.43%) Mesos
15 8 (1.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 208 (33.02%) Cisco
2 170 (26.98%) VMware
3 104 (16.51%) Microsoft
4 58 (9.21%) CheckPoint
5 52 (8.25%) Red Hat
6 49 (7.78%) F5
6 49 (7.78%) HP
7 48 (7.62%) Citrix
8 44 (6.98%) Juniper
9 37 (5.87%) Oracle
10 35 (5.56%) NetApp
11 25 (3.97%) EMC
12 24 (3.81%) SolarWinds
13 21 (3.33%) Tripwire
14 18 (2.86%) Splunk
15 15 (2.38%) LogRhythm
16 14 (2.22%) 3PAR
16 14 (2.22%) Atlassian
16 14 (2.22%) Forcepoint
17 13 (2.06%) Riverbed
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Host Europe Group
Salary: From £18,000 to £18,000 per annum 25 days annual leave, pension, free
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Excellent Bemnefitys Pack
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Alderbridge Network Recruitment
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Belfast
CME Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Belfast
CME Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Adeptis Group
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £55000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Parc Ellis Solutions Ltd
Salary: to £55K + Benefits!
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
harringtonstarr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 7 days ago
London, Kent, West Yorkshire
Bankside Recruitment
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 per year plus discretionary bonus and benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
London, Kent, West Yorkshire
Bankside Recruitment
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 per year plus discretionary bonus and benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Corby, Northamptonshire
RS Components
Posted: 21 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum depending on experience + 15% shift allowance
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Surrey
Talent Point
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £31,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Corriculo
Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 24 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Connected IT
Salary: £22000 - £35000 per annum + £7,5K shift allowance + pension
Posted: 27 days ago