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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Engineer
Rank 657 645 756
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +111
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 243 293 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.25% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.27% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 180 213 111
Average salary £42,375 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.93% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,150 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%

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
103108 110561 102421
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.31% 94.50% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85312 90184 84719
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -30 229 £41,875 +4.68% 18
London 0 106 £48,750 +2.63% 9
South East -6 54 £41,500 +10.66% 2
City of London +54 35 £42,500 -10.52% 2
South West -3 21 £32,500 -17.72% 1
Berkshire +24 18 £45,000 +12.50%
Yorkshire +6 16 £32,500 +4.83% 5
Reading +7 14 £55,000 +22.22%
Surrey -21 14 £41,500 +18.57%
West Yorkshire +7 12 £32,500 +4.83% 5
Leeds +4 12 £32,500 +4.83% 5
West Midlands +5 11 £30,000 -20.00%
Hampshire +11 9 £50,000 +17.64%
Buckinghamshire +4 9 £41,500 -40.71%
East of England -15 9 £35,000 +9.37% 1
Devon - 8 £22,500 -
North West +3 6 £52,500 +100.00%
Bristol -26 6 - -
Solihull - 6 £30,000 -
Cheshire +14 5 £51,250 +86.36%
East Midlands -1 5 £70,000 +64.70%
Dorking -6 5 £41,500 -7.77%
Hertfordshire -20 5 £43,000 +56.36%
Nottinghamshire - 5 £70,000 -
Wales - 5 £37,500 -
South Wales - 5 £37,500 -
Cardiff - 5 £37,500 -
Chertsey - 4 £26,000 -
Brighton - 4 £40,000 -
High Wycombe - 4 £20,500 -

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 227 (47.99%) Linux
2 207 (43.76%) Windows
3 167 (35.31%) Cisco
4 121 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
5 112 (23.68%) Firewall
5 112 (23.68%) Data Centre
6 109 (23.04%) VMware
7 107 (22.62%) Microsoft
8 94 (19.87%) CCNA
9 82 (17.34%) UNIX
10 81 (17.12%) Finance
11 80 (16.91%) Puppet
12 79 (16.70%) CCNP
13 78 (16.49%) ITIL
14 75 (15.86%) DevOps
15 74 (15.64%) Opscode Chef
15 74 (15.64%) VMware Infrastructure
16 73 (15.43%) WAN
17 69 (14.59%) Windows Server 2008
18 68 (14.38%) Amazon AWS
19 66 (13.95%) LAN
20 63 (13.32%) Citrix
21 62 (13.11%) TCP/IP
22 58 (12.26%) BGP
22 58 (12.26%) Degree
23 57 (12.05%) Juniper
23 57 (12.05%) Apache
24 51 (10.78%) MySQL
25 50 (10.57%) Root Cause Analysis
26 49 (10.36%) SQL Server

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 57 (12.05%) Apache
2 42 (8.88%) IIS
2 42 (8.88%) MS Exchange
3 36 (7.61%) Tomcat
4 31 (6.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (4.44%) nginx
6 19 (4.02%) WebLogic
6 19 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (3.38%) Apache Solr
8 13 (2.75%) Oracle Coherence
8 13 (2.75%) JBoss
8 13 (2.75%) WebLogic Portal
9 12 (2.54%) SharePoint
10 11 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
11 10 (2.11%) Lync
12 9 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (1.90%) Office Communications Server
13 8 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (1.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 49 (10.36%) MS Excel
2 32 (6.77%) MS Office
3 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.27%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.63%) Summit
4 2 (0.42%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.21%) RMDS
5 1 (0.21%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 68 (14.38%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (7.61%) SaaS
3 23 (4.86%) PaaS
4 21 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (3.38%) IaaS
6 15 (3.17%) Google Cloud Platform
7 13 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (1.69%) GitHub
9 6 (1.27%) Office 365
10 5 (1.06%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (1.06%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.63%) Google Apps
11 3 (0.63%) Google Compute Engine
11 3 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.42%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.42%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.42%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 112 (23.68%) Firewall
2 73 (15.43%) WAN
3 66 (13.95%) LAN
4 62 (13.11%) TCP/IP
5 58 (12.26%) BGP
6 44 (9.30%) VPN
7 42 (8.88%) MPLS
8 41 (8.67%) Internet
9 40 (8.46%) OSPF
10 33 (6.98%) VoIP
11 32 (6.77%) DNS
12 31 (6.55%) SAN
13 29 (6.13%) VLAN
14 28 (5.92%) Cisco IOS
15 27 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
16 25 (5.29%) Network Security
17 23 (4.86%) Ethernet
18 22 (4.65%) DHCP
18 22 (4.65%) NetScaler
19 20 (4.23%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (10.78%) MySQL
2 49 (10.36%) SQL Server
3 22 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (4.23%) MongoDB
5 19 (4.02%) Oracle BI EE
6 13 (2.75%) Essbase
6 13 (2.75%) Relational Database
7 12 (2.54%) Hadoop
8 11 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (2.33%) NoSQL
9 9 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (1.90%) RDBMS
9 9 (1.90%) Big Data
10 4 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.63%) CouchDB
11 3 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.42%) Redis
12 2 (0.42%) dBASE
Development Applications
1 28 (5.92%) Jenkins
2 25 (5.29%) Subversion
3 22 (4.65%) Git (software)
4 14 (2.96%) TeamCity
5 11 (2.33%) JIRA
6 9 (1.90%) Maven
7 8 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (1.48%) Ant
9 6 (1.27%) Artifactory
10 4 (0.85%) Rational DOORS
10 4 (0.85%) Hudson
11 3 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.21%) Selenium
12 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 1 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 81 (17.12%) Finance
2 41 (8.67%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.38%) Games
4 15 (3.17%) Retail
5 13 (2.75%) Banking
5 13 (2.75%) Marketing
6 10 (2.11%) Automotive
7 9 (1.90%) Law
8 5 (1.06%) Electronics
8 5 (1.06%) Billing
8 5 (1.06%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.85%) Publishing
10 3 (0.63%) Advertising
11 2 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.42%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.42%) Back Office
12 1 (0.21%) Legal
12 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (5.50%) Web Services
2 20 (4.23%) Middleware
3 19 (4.02%) .NET
3 19 (4.02%) Oracle Fusion
3 19 (4.02%) WebCenter
4 12 (2.54%) ASP.NET
4 12 (2.54%) HTML
5 11 (2.33%) CSS
5 11 (2.33%) FIX Protocol
6 10 (2.11%) LAMP
7 9 (1.90%) ActiveMQ
8 6 (1.27%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 6 (1.27%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (1.27%) MCollective
9 4 (0.85%) REST
10 3 (0.63%) FreeSWITCH
10 3 (0.63%) HTML5
10 3 (0.63%) MooTools
10 3 (0.63%) Spring
10 3 (0.63%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 112 (23.68%) Data Centre
2 30 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (5.71%) Computer Science
4 15 (3.17%) Hedge funds
5 12 (2.54%) Mobile App
5 12 (2.54%) Blackberry
5 12 (2.54%) Clustering
6 11 (2.33%) BBC
6 11 (2.33%) Client/Server
7 9 (1.90%) Statistics
7 9 (1.90%) Private Cloud
7 9 (1.90%) Public Cloud
8 7 (1.48%) Equities
8 7 (1.48%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.27%) Digital Media
9 6 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.27%) Wiki
9 6 (1.27%) iSeries
10 5 (1.06%) Mobile Banking
10 5 (1.06%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 227 (47.99%) Linux
2 207 (43.76%) Windows
3 82 (17.34%) UNIX
4 69 (14.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (8.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (5.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (4.86%) Ubuntu
9 16 (3.38%) Debian
10 14 (2.96%) Windows 7
11 12 (2.54%) CentOS
12 8 (1.69%) Android
13 6 (1.27%) Solaris
14 5 (1.06%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.85%) AIX
16 3 (0.63%) OpenBSD
16 3 (0.63%) Data ONTAP
16 3 (0.63%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.42%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.42%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (16.49%) ITIL
2 75 (15.86%) DevOps
3 50 (10.57%) Root Cause Analysis
4 45 (9.51%) Configuration Management
5 43 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
6 34 (7.19%) E-Commerce
7 30 (6.34%) Performance Tuning
8 29 (6.13%) Mentoring
9 28 (5.92%) Change Control
9 28 (5.92%) Problem Management
10 27 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
11 24 (5.07%) Business Intelligence
12 22 (4.65%) Change Management
13 18 (3.81%) Service Delivery
14 16 (3.38%) Service Management
14 16 (3.38%) Open Source
15 15 (3.17%) Project Management
16 14 (2.96%) Network Architecture
16 14 (2.96%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 48 (10.15%) SQL
2 47 (9.94%) Python
3 43 (9.09%) Java
4 36 (7.61%) Perl
4 36 (7.61%) PowerShell
5 35 (7.40%) Bash Shell
6 32 (6.77%) Shell Script
7 21 (4.44%) Ruby
7 21 (4.44%) PHP
8 17 (3.59%) JavaScript
9 8 (1.69%) C
9 8 (1.69%) C#
10 6 (1.27%) Jython
11 5 (1.06%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.85%) VB
13 3 (0.63%) Go
14 2 (0.42%) VBScript
14 2 (0.42%) C++
15 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 121 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
2 94 (19.87%) CCNA
3 79 (16.70%) CCNP
4 58 (12.26%) Degree
5 23 (4.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (4.65%) MCSE
7 18 (3.81%) CCSP
8 15 (3.17%) Security Cleared
9 13 (2.75%) CCIP
9 13 (2.75%) CCDA
10 12 (2.54%) MCP
11 9 (1.90%) CCSE
12 8 (1.69%) DV Cleared
13 7 (1.48%) SC Cleared
13 7 (1.48%) A+ Certification
13 7 (1.48%) CISSP
14 6 (1.27%) CCSA
15 4 (0.85%) Check Point Certification
15 4 (0.85%) JNCIA
16 3 (0.63%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (8.88%) SLA
2 18 (3.81%) QA
2 18 (3.81%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.06%) GPG13
4 5 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.21%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 74 (15.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 47 (9.94%) Active Directory
3 28 (5.92%) Hyper-V
4 24 (5.07%) Xen
5 22 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (3.17%) XenApp
7 14 (2.96%) vSphere
8 12 (2.54%) Varnish
8 12 (2.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 11 (2.33%) GlusterFS
9 11 (2.33%) XenDesktop
10 10 (2.11%) Samba
10 10 (2.11%) KVM
11 6 (1.27%) VirtualBox
11 6 (1.27%) VMware ESX
11 6 (1.27%) Squid
12 4 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.85%) XenServer
13 3 (0.63%) NFS
13 3 (0.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 80 (16.91%) Puppet
2 74 (15.64%) Opscode Chef
3 43 (9.09%) Nagios
4 23 (4.86%) SCOM
5 19 (4.02%) Ansible
6 18 (3.81%) ZABBIX
6 18 (3.81%) Graphite
7 15 (3.17%) CFEngine
8 14 (2.96%) SCCM
8 14 (2.96%) Vagrant
9 13 (2.75%) SolarWinds Orion
9 13 (2.75%) Salt
10 11 (2.33%) StatsD
10 11 (2.33%) HAProxy
10 11 (2.33%) SCOrch
10 11 (2.33%) logstash
11 10 (2.11%) Kibana
12 9 (1.90%) Opsview
13 8 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
14 7 (1.48%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 167 (35.31%) Cisco
2 109 (23.04%) VMware
3 107 (22.62%) Microsoft
4 63 (13.32%) Citrix
5 57 (12.05%) Juniper
6 40 (8.46%) CheckPoint
7 39 (8.25%) F5
8 38 (8.03%) HP
9 36 (7.61%) Oracle
10 32 (6.77%) Dell
11 30 (6.34%) Red Hat
12 27 (5.71%) Splunk
13 23 (4.86%) NetApp
14 20 (4.23%) IBM
15 19 (4.02%) New Relic
16 18 (3.81%) SolarWinds
17 15 (3.17%) Google
18 11 (2.33%) SaltStack
19 9 (1.90%) Huawei
19 9 (1.90%) Veeam
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds
Searchability
Salary: £15000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £65k to £80k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Premier IT
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Farringdon, London, South East, United Kingdom
Your Golf Travel
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sky Bet
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Allied Worldwide
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Bluetownonline Ltd
Posted: 20 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago