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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Engineer
Rank 628 694 735
Rank change year-on-year
+66 +41
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 278 178 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.18% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 204 134 131
Average salary £40,000 £35,831 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.63% -4.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,700 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £54,250 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,581 £34,250
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +3.88%

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
107888 101284 107679
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.54% 94.56% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 88197 84123 91717
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £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 23 October 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 23 October 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
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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 +95 273 £40,500 +1.25% 16
London +46 127 £47,500 +29.25% 9
South East +8 74 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Surrey +16 45 £35,000 -24.32% 2
East of England +15 28 £42,250 +29.00%
City of London +13 26 £46,250 +2.77% 4
Dorking -6 20 £45,000 -10.00%
Bedfordshire - 20 £47,500 -
Luton - 18 £48,750 -
South West -13 15 £35,000 - 2
West Sussex - 11 - -
Crawley - 11 - -
Gatwick - 11 - -
Yorkshire -41 10 £27,000 -1.81%
North East - 9 £28,780 -
Tyne and Wear - 9 £28,780 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £28,780 -
Swindon +8 8 £33,250 -
Wiltshire +4 8 £33,250 -
Buckinghamshire +8 7 £22,500 -22.41%
High Wycombe -3 7 £22,500 +1.12%
West Yorkshire -25 7 £36,000 -20.00%
Leeds -29 7 £36,000 -20.00%
West Midlands -30 7 £33,750 -20.58% 1
Berkshire +8 6 £35,000 -44.00%
Warwickshire +5 6 £37,500 +7.14%
Hampshire -26 5 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Hertfordshire - 5 £25,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £42,500 -
Camberley - 5 £28,500 - 2

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 275 (48.50%) Windows
2 259 (45.68%) Linux
3 195 (34.39%) Cisco
4 146 (25.75%) Firewall
5 122 (21.52%) Microsoft
6 112 (19.75%) VMware
7 109 (19.22%) Puppet
8 106 (18.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 100 (17.64%) Cisco Certification
10 97 (17.11%) Apache
11 94 (16.58%) Opscode Chef
12 93 (16.40%) DevOps
13 91 (16.05%) Finance
13 91 (16.05%) MySQL
14 89 (15.70%) TCP/IP
15 83 (14.64%) Degree
16 80 (14.11%) UNIX
17 78 (13.76%) WAN
18 76 (13.40%) IIS
19 75 (13.23%) ITIL
20 74 (13.05%) CCNA
21 72 (12.70%) Amazon AWS
22 71 (12.52%) Juniper
23 63 (11.11%) SQL Server
24 62 (10.93%) HP
25 61 (10.76%) Red Hat
25 61 (10.76%) nginx
25 61 (10.76%) VMware Infrastructure
26 59 (10.41%) Jenkins
27 57 (10.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 97 (17.11%) Apache
2 76 (13.40%) IIS
3 61 (10.76%) nginx
4 30 (5.29%) Tomcat
4 30 (5.29%) Apache Solr
5 29 (5.11%) Elasticsearch
6 16 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (2.82%) MS Exchange
7 15 (2.65%) WordPress
8 14 (2.47%) Drupal
9 13 (2.29%) OpenStack
10 11 (1.94%) WebSphere
11 10 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (1.76%) JBoss
12 7 (1.23%) Lync
12 7 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (1.06%) SharePoint
14 4 (0.71%) Node.js
15 3 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
15 3 (0.53%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 52 (9.17%) MS Excel
2 28 (4.94%) MS Office
3 4 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.71%) Temenos T24
2 2 (0.35%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 72 (12.70%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (7.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (7.05%) Cloud Computing
4 28 (4.94%) IaaS
4 28 (4.94%) PaaS
5 18 (3.17%) Amazon EC2
6 15 (2.65%) Amazon S3
7 14 (2.47%) Amazon ELB
8 10 (1.76%) Rackspace Cloud
9 8 (1.41%) SaaS
10 1 (0.18%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.18%) GitHub
10 1 (0.18%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 146 (25.75%) Firewall
2 89 (15.70%) TCP/IP
3 78 (13.76%) WAN
4 56 (9.88%) LAN
5 52 (9.17%) DNS
6 44 (7.76%) Internet
7 35 (6.17%) Ethernet
7 35 (6.17%) Network Security
8 34 (6.00%) SAN
9 28 (4.94%) Cisco ASA
10 24 (4.23%) VoIP
10 24 (4.23%) BGP
11 23 (4.06%) IP Telephony
12 22 (3.88%) Frame Relay
12 22 (3.88%) ADSL
12 22 (3.88%) HTTP
13 20 (3.53%) MPLS
13 20 (3.53%) OSPF
14 19 (3.35%) SSL
14 19 (3.35%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (16.05%) MySQL
2 63 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 44 (7.76%) MongoDB
4 19 (3.35%) Relational Database
5 18 (3.17%) NoSQL
6 17 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (2.65%) Amazon RDS
8 11 (1.94%) NonStop SQL
9 10 (1.76%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.23%) Firebird
11 6 (1.06%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.88%) Big Data
12 5 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (0.71%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.53%) Redis
15 2 (0.35%) QlikView
16 1 (0.18%) MS Access
16 1 (0.18%) DB2
Development Applications
1 59 (10.41%) Jenkins
2 47 (8.29%) TeamCity
3 43 (7.58%) Git (software)
4 36 (6.35%) Subversion
5 7 (1.23%) Hudson
6 2 (0.35%) JIRA
6 2 (0.35%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.35%) Maven
7 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 91 (16.05%) Finance
2 35 (6.17%) Telecoms
3 34 (6.00%) Banking
4 28 (4.94%) Music Industry
5 23 (4.06%) Retail
6 15 (2.65%) Publishing
7 13 (2.29%) Games
8 10 (1.76%) Marketing
9 8 (1.41%) Back Office
9 8 (1.41%) Law
10 6 (1.06%) Retail Banking
10 6 (1.06%) Investment Banking
10 6 (1.06%) Electronics
11 3 (0.53%) Advertising
12 2 (0.35%) French Language
12 2 (0.35%) Japanese Language
12 2 (0.35%) Billing
13 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.18%) Legal
13 1 (0.18%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (8.99%) .NET
2 28 (4.94%) ASP.NET
3 27 (4.76%) Web Services
4 20 (3.53%) LAMP
5 15 (2.65%) Middleware
6 6 (1.06%) J2EE
7 3 (0.53%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.35%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 2 (0.35%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (0.35%) XML
8 2 (0.35%) HTML
8 2 (0.35%) MSMQ
9 1 (0.18%) Flash
9 1 (0.18%) XSD
9 1 (0.18%) COM
9 1 (0.18%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.18%) REST
9 1 (0.18%) AppFabric
9 1 (0.18%) HTML5
9 1 (0.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 54 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (5.11%) Blackberry
3 26 (4.59%) Open Source
4 25 (4.41%) Digital Media
5 24 (4.23%) Equities
6 16 (2.82%) Computer Science
7 12 (2.12%) Hedge funds
7 12 (2.12%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.12%) Performance Metrics
8 11 (1.94%) Over-the-Top Content
9 10 (1.76%) IPTV
9 10 (1.76%) Video on Demand
10 9 (1.59%) Clustering
10 9 (1.59%) Spread Betting
11 7 (1.23%) Replication
12 6 (1.06%) Blog
12 6 (1.06%) iPad
13 5 (0.88%) Streaming Video
13 5 (0.88%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 275 (48.50%) Windows
2 259 (45.68%) Linux
3 106 (18.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 80 (14.11%) UNIX
5 57 (10.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 46 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (6.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 33 (5.82%) Debian
8 33 (5.82%) Ubuntu
9 28 (4.94%) CentOS
10 14 (2.47%) Solaris
11 12 (2.12%) Fedora
12 5 (0.88%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.53%) OS/390
13 3 (0.53%) zOS
14 2 (0.35%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.35%) OpenBSD
14 2 (0.35%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.18%) AIX
15 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (16.40%) DevOps
2 75 (13.23%) ITIL
3 56 (9.88%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (8.64%) Load Balancing
5 43 (7.58%) E-Commerce
6 33 (5.82%) Capacity Planning
7 32 (5.64%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (5.64%) Configuration Management
8 28 (4.94%) Build Automation
9 27 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
10 26 (4.59%) Network Monitoring
10 26 (4.59%) Continuous Improvement
11 21 (3.70%) Change Management
11 21 (3.70%) Project Management
12 18 (3.17%) Performance Tuning
13 16 (2.82%) Incident Management
13 16 (2.82%) Problem Management
14 15 (2.65%) Scrum
14 15 (2.65%) Time Management
15 14 (2.47%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (9.70%) SQL
2 38 (6.70%) PowerShell
3 37 (6.53%) Java
4 29 (5.11%) Ruby
5 27 (4.76%) Python
6 25 (4.41%) Perl
6 25 (4.41%) PHP
7 24 (4.23%) Bash Shell
8 13 (2.29%) JavaScript
8 13 (2.29%) VBScript
8 13 (2.29%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.41%) VB
9 8 (1.41%) C#
10 3 (0.53%) C++
11 2 (0.35%) C
12 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.18%) Scala
12 1 (0.18%) Golang
12 1 (0.18%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 100 (17.64%) Cisco Certification
2 83 (14.64%) Degree
3 74 (13.05%) CCNA
4 40 (7.05%) CCNP
5 25 (4.41%) CCIP
6 24 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (4.23%) MCSE
7 22 (3.88%) CCSP
8 21 (3.70%) MCP
9 12 (2.12%) CCIE
10 11 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (1.94%) Security Cleared
11 7 (1.23%) SC Cleared
12 6 (1.06%) CCDA
13 5 (0.88%) VCAP
14 4 (0.71%) RHCE
15 3 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.53%) CCVP
15 3 (0.53%) MCITP
15 3 (0.53%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (6.88%) QA
2 35 (6.17%) SLA
3 5 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.53%) COBIT
5 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 61 (10.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (9.52%) Hyper-V
3 50 (8.82%) Active Directory
4 42 (7.41%) Varnish
5 30 (5.29%) KVM
6 28 (4.94%) Samba
7 16 (2.82%) vSphere
8 13 (2.29%) XenApp
9 11 (1.94%) VMware ESX
10 6 (1.06%) Kamailio
10 6 (1.06%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.71%) XenServer
11 4 (0.71%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.53%) Docker
12 3 (0.53%) LXC
12 3 (0.53%) Postfix
13 2 (0.35%) Snort
13 2 (0.35%) Firmware
14 1 (0.18%) pfSense
14 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 109 (19.22%) Puppet
2 94 (16.58%) Opscode Chef
3 46 (8.11%) Nagios
4 40 (7.05%) SCOM
5 39 (6.88%) ZABBIX
6 35 (6.17%) Vagrant
7 31 (5.47%) HAProxy
8 29 (5.11%) logstash
8 29 (5.11%) Kibana
9 28 (4.94%) StatsD
10 25 (4.41%) SCCM
11 17 (3.00%) Opsview
12 14 (2.47%) Cisco CUCM
13 13 (2.29%) Ansible
14 10 (1.76%) Cisco UCCX
15 9 (1.59%) SCVMM
16 8 (1.41%) WSUS
16 8 (1.41%) Cisco IPCC
17 7 (1.23%) Pingdom
17 7 (1.23%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 195 (34.39%) Cisco
2 122 (21.52%) Microsoft
3 112 (19.75%) VMware
4 71 (12.52%) Juniper
5 62 (10.93%) HP
6 61 (10.76%) Red Hat
7 46 (8.11%) Citrix
8 43 (7.58%) New Relic
9 42 (7.41%) SolarWinds
10 40 (7.05%) Apple
11 37 (6.53%) Dell
11 37 (6.53%) Oracle
12 28 (4.94%) Sony
12 28 (4.94%) Toshiba
13 25 (4.41%) CheckPoint
14 15 (2.65%) NetApp
15 14 (2.47%) F5
16 12 (2.12%) Fortinet
17 11 (1.94%) Novell
18 8 (1.41%) Akamai
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k per year
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: Excellent Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Huxley Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Energon Global
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum (salary to be experience determined)
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
WA Consultants
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Energon Global
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
The Car Finance Company
Posted: 5 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
IT Connections
Salary: to £26,000 + 20% Shift (£31K)
Posted: 5 days ago
Camberley
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum + 20% shift
Posted: 13 days ago
Central London / West End
Cabinet Office - Government Digital Service
Salary: From £46,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Bloomberg
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago