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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Engineer
Rank 670 753 748
Rank change year-on-year
+83 -5
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 229 176 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.16% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 184 128 125
Average salary £42,000 £39,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%

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
104266 112858 106109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.61% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85211 91758 88345
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,896 £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 £38,000
% 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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +65 218 £41,500 +10.13% 26
London +24 94 £53,750 +19.44% 15
South East +27 48 £47,500 +21.79% 6
East of England +20 27 £35,000 +12.90% 3
Surrey +38 24 £47,500 - 1
South West +16 20 £35,000 +3.87% 1
Dorking +12 16 £50,000 -
Berkshire +5 15 £57,500 +88.52% 4
City of London +21 11 £55,000 -4.76% 4
West Midlands -9 11 £42,500 +14.86% 1
Reading +5 9 £57,500 +88.52% 3
Wiltshire - 9 £35,000 -
Hertfordshire -8 8 £41,500 +66.00%
Swindon - 8 £35,000 -
Bedfordshire +18 6 £26,000 -30.66%
West Yorkshire +14 6 £35,000 -6.66%
East Midlands +11 6 £40,000 -
Buckinghamshire +10 6 £23,000 -
Luton +2 6 £26,000 -30.66%
Yorkshire +2 6 £35,000 -3.44%
Warwickshire - 6 £43,750 -
Norfolk - 6 £42,500 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 6 £40,000 -
Devon - 6 £22,500 -
Norwich - 6 £42,500 - 1
North West +8 5 £42,500 +77.08%
Staffordshire +5 5 £25,000 -9.09%
St Albans -14 5 £41,500 +33.87%
Ipswich - 5 £35,000 -
Suffolk - 5 £35,000 -

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 216 (48.00%) Windows
2 203 (45.11%) Cisco
3 184 (40.89%) Linux
4 158 (35.11%) Microsoft
5 154 (34.22%) Cisco Certification
6 110 (24.44%) VMware
7 109 (24.22%) Firewall
7 109 (24.22%) CCNA
8 96 (21.33%) Degree
9 81 (18.00%) CCNP
10 79 (17.56%) Finance
11 75 (16.67%) UNIX
11 75 (16.67%) WAN
11 75 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 70 (15.56%) MS Excel
13 68 (15.11%) SQL
14 66 (14.67%) BGP
15 65 (14.44%) Active Directory
16 62 (13.78%) SLA
17 61 (13.56%) Windows Server 2008
18 59 (13.11%) ITIL
19 57 (12.67%) Nagios
20 56 (12.44%) SQL Server
21 54 (12.00%) MS Exchange
22 52 (11.56%) IIS
22 52 (11.56%) Citrix
23 49 (10.89%) Amazon AWS
24 48 (10.67%) Windows Server 2012
24 48 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
25 47 (10.44%) TCP/IP

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 54 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 52 (11.56%) IIS
3 36 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (7.33%) SharePoint
5 31 (6.89%) Exchange Server 2007
6 28 (6.22%) Apache
7 27 (6.00%) Lync
8 22 (4.89%) Office Communications Server
9 21 (4.67%) SharePoint 2010
9 21 (4.67%) SharePoint 2013
10 20 (4.44%) nginx
11 15 (3.33%) Tomcat
12 9 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
13 8 (1.78%) Apache Solr
14 7 (1.56%) WebSphere
14 7 (1.56%) JBoss
15 5 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
16 4 (0.89%) OpenStack
17 3 (0.67%) Node.js
Applications
1 70 (15.56%) MS Excel
2 40 (8.89%) MS Office
3 7 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.56%) BASE24
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 49 (10.89%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (6.00%) SaaS
3 18 (4.00%) PaaS
4 14 (3.11%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (2.00%) IaaS
6 8 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (1.78%) Rackspace Cloud
7 7 (1.56%) Office 365
7 7 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (1.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.89%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.67%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.44%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.44%) GitHub
11 2 (0.44%) Route 53
11 2 (0.44%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 109 (24.22%) Firewall
2 75 (16.67%) WAN
3 66 (14.67%) BGP
4 47 (10.44%) TCP/IP
4 47 (10.44%) OSPF
5 43 (9.56%) VoIP
6 42 (9.33%) MPLS
7 41 (9.11%) SAN
8 38 (8.44%) Internet
9 37 (8.22%) DNS
10 35 (7.78%) LAN
11 32 (7.11%) VPN
11 32 (7.11%) Cisco IOS
12 30 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
13 28 (6.22%) VLAN
14 25 (5.56%) Ethernet
15 24 (5.33%) Network Security
16 22 (4.89%) Wireless
16 22 (4.89%) Spanning Tree
17 21 (4.67%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (12.44%) SQL Server
2 41 (9.11%) MySQL
3 23 (5.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (4.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 16 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (2.44%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.67%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.44%) DB2
8 2 (0.44%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.44%) dBASE
8 2 (0.44%) Redis
9 1 (0.22%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.22%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.22%) Firebird
9 1 (0.22%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 19 (4.22%) Git (software)
1 19 (4.22%) Subversion
2 17 (3.78%) TeamCity
3 15 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.33%) Maven
5 3 (0.67%) Hudson
5 3 (0.67%) JIRA
5 3 (0.67%) Ant
6 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.22%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.22%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.22%) NUnit
7 1 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 79 (17.56%) Finance
2 29 (6.44%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.67%) Games
4 9 (2.00%) Back Office
5 7 (1.56%) Marketing
5 7 (1.56%) Retail
5 7 (1.56%) Automotive
6 6 (1.33%) Law
7 4 (0.89%) Legal
7 4 (0.89%) Banking
7 4 (0.89%) Billing
8 3 (0.67%) Publishing
9 2 (0.44%) Advertising
9 2 (0.44%) Electronics
9 2 (0.44%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.44%) .NET
2 19 (4.22%) Web Services
3 9 (2.00%) ASP.NET
3 9 (2.00%) CSS
4 6 (1.33%) HTML
5 5 (1.11%) LAMP
6 4 (0.89%) XML
6 4 (0.89%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (0.89%) REST
7 3 (0.67%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.67%) HTML5
7 3 (0.67%) MooTools
7 3 (0.67%) Spring
7 3 (0.67%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (0.67%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (0.67%) EJB
8 2 (0.44%) Middleware
8 2 (0.44%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.44%) Memcached
9 1 (0.22%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 48 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (8.22%) Management Information System
3 27 (6.00%) Computer Science
3 27 (6.00%) Clustering
4 22 (4.89%) Client/Server
5 16 (3.56%) Open Source
6 15 (3.33%) Equities
7 14 (3.11%) Mobile App
8 13 (2.89%) Private Cloud
9 10 (2.22%) Blackberry
10 8 (1.78%) BBC
10 8 (1.78%) Statistics
10 8 (1.78%) Blog
10 8 (1.78%) Digital Media
11 6 (1.33%) iSeries
12 5 (1.11%) Hedge funds
12 5 (1.11%) Mainframe
12 5 (1.11%) User Experience
13 4 (0.89%) Replication
13 4 (0.89%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 216 (48.00%) Windows
2 184 (40.89%) Linux
3 75 (16.67%) UNIX
4 61 (13.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 48 (10.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (7.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (2.44%) Windows 7
8 11 (2.44%) Ubuntu
9 9 (2.00%) CentOS
9 9 (2.00%) Windows XP
10 7 (1.56%) Debian
11 5 (1.11%) Solaris
12 4 (0.89%) VMS
12 4 (0.89%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.67%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.44%) AIX
14 2 (0.44%) HPUX
14 2 (0.44%) Android
15 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (13.11%) ITIL
2 44 (9.78%) Problem Management
3 43 (9.56%) DevOps
4 42 (9.33%) Network Monitoring
4 42 (9.33%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (7.11%) E-Commerce
6 30 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
7 26 (5.78%) Change Management
8 21 (4.67%) Performance Tuning
8 21 (4.67%) Software Deployment
8 21 (4.67%) Incident Management
8 21 (4.67%) Service Delivery
9 18 (4.00%) Configuration Management
10 15 (3.33%) Continuous Delivery
11 14 (3.11%) Low Latency
11 14 (3.11%) Change Control
12 13 (2.89%) Information Security
13 12 (2.67%) Technical Analysis
13 12 (2.67%) Service Management
14 11 (2.44%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 68 (15.11%) SQL
2 29 (6.44%) Java
3 27 (6.00%) Python
3 27 (6.00%) Perl
4 23 (5.11%) JavaScript
5 16 (3.56%) Shell Script
5 16 (3.56%) C#
5 16 (3.56%) Bash Shell
5 16 (3.56%) PowerShell
6 15 (3.33%) PHP
7 11 (2.44%) Ruby
8 7 (1.56%) C++
9 4 (0.89%) VBScript
10 3 (0.67%) C
11 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 154 (34.22%) Cisco Certification
2 109 (24.22%) CCNA
3 96 (21.33%) Degree
4 81 (18.00%) CCNP
5 45 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 43 (9.56%) MCSE
7 25 (5.56%) CCSP
8 24 (5.33%) MCP
9 23 (5.11%) CCDA
10 20 (4.44%) CCIP
11 8 (1.78%) JNCIA
12 7 (1.56%) Security Cleared
12 7 (1.56%) CCSA
13 6 (1.33%) CCSE
14 4 (0.89%) CWNA
14 4 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (0.67%) CISSP
16 2 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
16 2 (0.44%) LPIC
16 2 (0.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (13.78%) SLA
2 23 (5.11%) QA
3 19 (4.22%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (1.56%) ISO 8583
4 7 (1.56%) GPG13
5 5 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 75 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 65 (14.44%) Active Directory
3 32 (7.11%) Hyper-V
4 28 (6.22%) vSphere
5 27 (6.00%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (5.11%) XenDesktop
7 10 (2.22%) Xen
7 10 (2.22%) XenApp
8 9 (2.00%) Varnish
8 9 (2.00%) KVM
9 7 (1.56%) Squid
9 7 (1.56%) Samba
9 7 (1.56%) GlusterFS
10 5 (1.11%) VMware ESX
10 5 (1.11%) Firmware
11 4 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.44%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.44%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.44%) XenServer
13 1 (0.22%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 57 (12.67%) Nagios
2 46 (10.22%) Puppet
3 40 (8.89%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (7.78%) SCOM
5 27 (6.00%) SCCM
6 21 (4.67%) Opsview
6 21 (4.67%) ZABBIX
7 17 (3.78%) Graphite
8 12 (2.67%) Cisco CUCM
9 9 (2.00%) Cisco UCCX
10 8 (1.78%) SCOrch
10 8 (1.78%) logstash
10 8 (1.78%) Pingdom
10 8 (1.78%) HAProxy
10 8 (1.78%) NetBackup
11 7 (1.56%) Dollar Universe
11 7 (1.56%) Kibana
11 7 (1.56%) StatsD
11 7 (1.56%) Ansible
12 5 (1.11%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 203 (45.11%) Cisco
2 158 (35.11%) Microsoft
3 110 (24.44%) VMware
4 52 (11.56%) Citrix
5 46 (10.22%) HP
6 43 (9.56%) F5
7 40 (8.89%) Dell
8 38 (8.44%) Juniper
9 36 (8.00%) CheckPoint
10 26 (5.78%) NetApp
11 21 (4.67%) New Relic
11 21 (4.67%) Veeam
11 21 (4.67%) Huawei
11 21 (4.67%) CommVault
12 19 (4.22%) Red Hat
13 13 (2.89%) SolarWinds
13 13 (2.89%) Websense
13 13 (2.89%) Oracle
14 10 (2.22%) EMC
15 9 (2.00%) Blue Coat
London
Networx Recruitment
Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
London, South East, United Kingdom
Morningstar Europe Limited
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Oracle
Salary: excellent salary - negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Oracle
Salary: excellent salary - negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Metro Bank
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Rackspace
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Shift Allowance + Bonus + Training
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Salt
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
CACI Network Services
Salary: High market salary and benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading, UK
Cisco Systems Limited
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + competitive, bonus benefits and much more
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
London
7digital
Salary: Attractive Basic + Bens
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £46000 - £58000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago