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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Engineer
Rank 620 720 732
Rank change year-on-year
+100 +12
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 294 158 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.16% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 211 136 132
Average salary £44,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%

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
107850 100706 111819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.25% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87304 83723 95384
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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
(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 +144 287 £45,000 +15.38% 31
London +62 139 £47,500 +35.71% 16
South East +25 71 £35,000 -20.45% 2
Surrey +30 47 £35,000 -22.22%
East of England +30 35 £45,000 +38.46% 4
Dorking 0 23 £45,000 -10.00%
City of London -6 20 £47,500 +14.59% 5
Luton - 20 £49,250 - 1
Bedfordshire - 20 £49,250 - 1
South West -19 17 £35,000 -10.25% 3
Crawley +8 10 £32,500 -26.13%
West Sussex -9 10 £32,500 -26.13%
Yorkshire -45 9 £40,500 +92.85% 1
Hertfordshire - 9 £30,000 - 2
Gatwick - 9 - -
Bristol -8 8 £36,250 -
Leeds -25 8 £41,750 - 1
West Yorkshire -35 8 £41,750 - 1
Guildford - 7 £34,000 -
Warwickshire +12 6 £37,500 +7.14%
Swindon +2 6 £33,250 - 1
Wiltshire 0 6 £33,250 -14.74% 1
West Midlands -17 6 £37,500 +3.44%
Hampshire -18 6 £41,000 +5.12% 1
Buckinghamshire +11 5 £22,500 -43.75% 1
Basingstoke -10 5 £39,500 -12.22%
Scotland -26 5 £35,000 +0.71%
Woking - 5 £30,000 -
Essex - 5 £45,000 - 2
Warwick +9 4 £30,000 -14.28%

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 274 (50.46%) Windows
2 263 (48.43%) Linux
3 185 (34.07%) Cisco
4 143 (26.34%) Firewall
5 119 (21.92%) Puppet
6 112 (20.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 108 (19.89%) VMware
8 102 (18.78%) Microsoft
9 100 (18.42%) Apache
9 100 (18.42%) Opscode Chef
10 99 (18.23%) DevOps
11 92 (16.94%) Finance
12 91 (16.76%) TCP/IP
13 87 (16.02%) Cisco Certification
13 87 (16.02%) MySQL
14 81 (14.92%) UNIX
15 80 (14.73%) IIS
15 80 (14.73%) ITIL
15 80 (14.73%) Degree
16 77 (14.18%) Juniper
17 73 (13.44%) WAN
18 70 (12.89%) CCNA
19 69 (12.71%) HP
19 69 (12.71%) Amazon AWS
20 67 (12.34%) SQL Server
21 66 (12.15%) nginx
22 65 (11.97%) Jenkins
23 64 (11.79%) Red Hat
24 61 (11.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 56 (10.31%) .NET

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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
1 100 (18.42%) Apache
2 80 (14.73%) IIS
3 66 (12.15%) nginx
4 35 (6.45%) Apache Solr
5 34 (6.26%) Elasticsearch
6 28 (5.16%) Tomcat
7 21 (3.87%) MS Exchange
8 20 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2010
9 15 (2.76%) WordPress
10 14 (2.58%) Drupal
11 13 (2.39%) OpenStack
12 12 (2.21%) WebSphere
13 8 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
14 6 (1.10%) Lync
14 6 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
15 4 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
16 3 (0.55%) Confluence
16 3 (0.55%) CMS
16 3 (0.55%) SharePoint
17 2 (0.37%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 43 (7.92%) MS Excel
2 29 (5.34%) MS Office
3 6 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.10%) RMDS
1 6 (1.10%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 69 (12.71%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (8.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (8.29%) Cloud Computing
4 31 (5.71%) IaaS
4 31 (5.71%) PaaS
5 15 (2.76%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (2.58%) Amazon S3
6 14 (2.58%) Amazon ELB
7 12 (2.21%) Rackspace Cloud
8 10 (1.84%) SaaS
9 1 (0.18%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 143 (26.34%) Firewall
2 91 (16.76%) TCP/IP
3 73 (13.44%) WAN
4 56 (10.31%) LAN
5 42 (7.73%) DNS
6 36 (6.63%) Internet
7 35 (6.45%) SAN
7 35 (6.45%) Ethernet
8 32 (5.89%) Network Security
9 27 (4.97%) Cisco ASA
10 23 (4.24%) HTTP
11 22 (4.05%) Wireless
12 21 (3.87%) VPN
13 20 (3.68%) ADSL
13 20 (3.68%) Frame Relay
13 20 (3.68%) BGP
14 19 (3.50%) MPLS
14 19 (3.50%) OSPF
14 19 (3.50%) SSL
15 18 (3.31%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (16.02%) MySQL
2 67 (12.34%) SQL Server
3 46 (8.47%) MongoDB
4 20 (3.68%) Relational Database
5 14 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (2.58%) Amazon RDS
6 13 (2.39%) NonStop SQL
6 13 (2.39%) NoSQL
7 12 (2.21%) RDBMS
8 7 (1.29%) Big Data
8 7 (1.29%) Firebird
9 6 (1.10%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.55%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.37%) DB2
11 2 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.37%) QlikView
12 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.18%) Pentaho
12 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 65 (11.97%) Jenkins
2 53 (9.76%) Git (software)
3 51 (9.39%) TeamCity
4 44 (8.10%) Subversion
5 6 (1.10%) Hudson
6 2 (0.37%) JUnit
6 2 (0.37%) JIRA
7 1 (0.18%) Maven
7 1 (0.18%) Artifactory
General
1 92 (16.94%) Finance
2 40 (7.37%) Telecoms
3 36 (6.63%) Banking
4 31 (5.71%) Music Industry
5 25 (4.60%) Retail
6 17 (3.13%) Marketing
7 14 (2.58%) Publishing
8 11 (2.03%) Games
9 7 (1.29%) Retail Banking
10 6 (1.10%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.10%) Back Office
10 6 (1.10%) Electronics
10 6 (1.10%) Law
11 3 (0.55%) Japanese Language
11 3 (0.55%) Billing
12 2 (0.37%) Advertising
12 2 (0.37%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.18%) Korean Language
13 1 (0.18%) Legal
13 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (10.31%) .NET
2 33 (6.08%) ASP.NET
3 24 (4.42%) Web Services
4 19 (3.50%) LAMP
5 15 (2.76%) Middleware
6 6 (1.10%) J2EE
7 5 (0.92%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (0.74%) RESTful
9 3 (0.55%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (0.55%) REST
9 3 (0.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (0.55%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (0.37%) MSMQ
10 2 (0.37%) XML
10 2 (0.37%) Guice
10 2 (0.37%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 2 (0.37%) Django
10 2 (0.37%) Spring
10 2 (0.37%) Sensu
10 2 (0.37%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 45 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (5.89%) Blackberry
3 25 (4.60%) Open Source
4 23 (4.24%) Digital Media
5 19 (3.50%) Equities
6 16 (2.95%) Computer Science
7 14 (2.58%) Hedge funds
8 11 (2.03%) Blog
8 11 (2.03%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.66%) Spread Betting
10 8 (1.47%) Over-the-Top Content
10 8 (1.47%) Clustering
10 8 (1.47%) Video on Demand
10 8 (1.47%) IPTV
11 7 (1.29%) Replication
12 5 (0.92%) iPad
12 5 (0.92%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.92%) Mobile Banking
13 4 (0.74%) Streaming Video
13 4 (0.74%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 274 (50.46%) Windows
2 263 (48.43%) Linux
3 112 (20.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 81 (14.92%) UNIX
5 61 (11.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 43 (7.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (7.55%) Ubuntu
8 37 (6.81%) Debian
9 34 (6.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 26 (4.79%) CentOS
11 14 (2.58%) Solaris
12 12 (2.21%) Fedora
13 11 (2.03%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.55%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.37%) OS/390
15 2 (0.37%) zOS
15 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.18%) AIX
16 1 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (18.23%) DevOps
2 80 (14.73%) ITIL
3 53 (9.76%) Load Balancing
4 52 (9.58%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (7.73%) E-Commerce
6 39 (7.18%) Capacity Planning
7 33 (6.08%) Build Automation
8 29 (5.34%) Continuous Improvement
8 29 (5.34%) Change Management
9 26 (4.79%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (4.79%) Configuration Management
9 26 (4.79%) Project Management
10 25 (4.60%) Performance Monitoring
11 23 (4.24%) Network Monitoring
12 20 (3.68%) Time Management
13 19 (3.50%) Incident Management
13 19 (3.50%) Problem Management
13 19 (3.50%) Capacity Management
14 18 (3.31%) Service Delivery
14 18 (3.31%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 50 (9.21%) SQL
2 38 (7.00%) Java
3 36 (6.63%) PowerShell
4 30 (5.52%) Ruby
5 26 (4.79%) Python
6 25 (4.60%) Perl
6 25 (4.60%) Bash Shell
7 21 (3.87%) PHP
8 14 (2.58%) Shell Script
9 13 (2.39%) C#
10 11 (2.03%) JavaScript
10 11 (2.03%) VBScript
11 6 (1.10%) VB
12 3 (0.55%) Scala
12 3 (0.55%) C++
12 3 (0.55%) C
13 1 (0.18%) Groovy
13 1 (0.18%) Golang
Qualifications
1 87 (16.02%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (14.73%) Degree
3 70 (12.89%) CCNA
4 37 (6.81%) CCNP
5 23 (4.24%) MCSE
5 23 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (3.87%) CCIP
7 19 (3.50%) MCP
8 18 (3.31%) CCSP
9 13 (2.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 12 (2.21%) CCIE
10 12 (2.21%) Security Cleared
11 9 (1.66%) SC Cleared
12 6 (1.10%) MCSA
13 5 (0.92%) VCAP
14 4 (0.74%) RHCE
15 3 (0.55%) JNCIA
15 3 (0.55%) CCVP
15 3 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.55%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (7.92%) QA
2 37 (6.81%) SLA
3 5 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.55%) COBIT
System Software
1 52 (9.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (8.84%) Hyper-V
3 47 (8.66%) Varnish
4 37 (6.81%) Active Directory
5 33 (6.08%) Samba
5 33 (6.08%) KVM
6 20 (3.68%) VMware ESX
7 15 (2.76%) vSphere
8 12 (2.21%) XenApp
9 6 (1.10%) Kamailio
10 4 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (0.74%) XenServer
11 3 (0.55%) Docker
12 2 (0.37%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.37%) Snort
12 2 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.18%) pfSense
13 1 (0.18%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.18%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 119 (21.92%) Puppet
2 100 (18.42%) Opscode Chef
3 48 (8.84%) Nagios
3 48 (8.84%) ZABBIX
4 35 (6.45%) Vagrant
4 35 (6.45%) HAProxy
5 34 (6.26%) Kibana
5 34 (6.26%) logstash
6 33 (6.08%) StatsD
7 31 (5.71%) SCOM
8 17 (3.13%) SCCM
9 14 (2.58%) Opsview
9 14 (2.58%) Cisco CUCM
10 13 (2.39%) Cisco UCCX
10 13 (2.39%) Ansible
11 9 (1.66%) Pingdom
12 7 (1.29%) Cisco IPCC
13 6 (1.10%) Cacti
14 5 (0.92%) Backup Exec
15 4 (0.74%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 185 (34.07%) Cisco
2 108 (19.89%) VMware
3 102 (18.78%) Microsoft
4 77 (14.18%) Juniper
5 69 (12.71%) HP
6 64 (11.79%) Red Hat
7 50 (9.21%) New Relic
8 43 (7.92%) Apple
8 43 (7.92%) Dell
9 37 (6.81%) Oracle
10 35 (6.45%) SolarWinds
11 34 (6.26%) Citrix
12 31 (5.71%) Sony
12 31 (5.71%) Toshiba
13 26 (4.79%) CheckPoint
14 18 (3.31%) NetApp
15 13 (2.39%) JBoss
16 12 (2.21%) Novell
17 10 (1.84%) F5
18 9 (1.66%) Fortinet
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + bens - shares, pens, health+
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
HMRC
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + £2K Bonus & Benifits
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £24,000 to £29,500 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Coal IT Services
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: Excellent Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £73000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire Essex Hertfordshire
Questor Resourcing
Salary: Competitive salary according to experience
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Bonus and benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Gold Group
Salary: £10000 - £100000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
BAE Systems
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum + high bonus, + some on call, plus
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Interact Consulting
Salary: 450 - 550
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Argyll Scott
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Central London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago