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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Engineer
Rank 654 733 693
Rank change year-on-year
+79 -40
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 248 157 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.15% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 193 104 168
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +10.29%

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +88 242 £35,000 -17.64% 21
South East +55 96 £35,000 -25.92% 7
London +41 89 £42,500 -2.85% 9
Surrey +19 41 £28,500 -44.39% 1
City of London +28 19 £48,500 +21.25% 6
Berkshire +17 19 £39,500 -20.60% 2
Yorkshire -15 19 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Dorking - 17 £50,000 -
Hampshire -20 16 £40,000 +11.11% 4
Camberley - 15 £28,500 - 1
East of England -6 14 £28,500 -8.06%
Leeds -2 11 £50,000 +45.98% 1
West Yorkshire -11 11 £50,000 +45.98% 1
Reading +12 10 £38,750 -22.11%
East Sussex -2 10 - -
Lewes - 10 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £28,780 -
North Yorkshire - 8 £24,000 -
Bedfordshire - 8 £25,000 -
North East - 8 £28,780 -
Tyne and Wear - 8 £28,780 -
High Wycombe +2 6 £26,500 +15.21%
Buckinghamshire -3 6 £26,500 +15.21%
North West -3 6 £38,000 +10.14%
Knaresborough - 6 £24,000 -
Luton - 6 £25,000 -
South West -1 5 £33,000 - 1
West Midlands -12 5 £25,000 -41.17% 3
Manchester -12 4 £38,000 +10.14%
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £37,500 - 1

Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 266 (49.08%) Windows
2 217 (40.04%) Cisco
3 213 (39.30%) Linux
4 147 (27.12%) Microsoft
5 132 (24.35%) Firewall
6 121 (22.32%) Cisco Certification
6 121 (22.32%) VMware
7 108 (19.93%) Degree
8 97 (17.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 80 (14.76%) Finance
10 79 (14.58%) Puppet
11 78 (14.39%) CCNA
11 78 (14.39%) SQL
11 78 (14.39%) DevOps
12 77 (14.21%) VMware Infrastructure
13 73 (13.47%) IIS
13 73 (13.47%) WAN
13 73 (13.47%) MySQL
14 72 (13.28%) UNIX
15 70 (12.92%) Opscode Chef
16 68 (12.55%) Analytical Skills
17 67 (12.36%) MS Excel
18 66 (12.18%) Juniper
18 66 (12.18%) SQL Server
19 65 (11.99%) Apache
20 64 (11.81%) ITIL
21 63 (11.62%) Active Directory
22 61 (11.25%) TCP/IP
23 60 (11.07%) Citrix
24 57 (10.52%) Windows Server 2012

Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 73 (13.47%) IIS
2 65 (11.99%) Apache
3 38 (7.01%) MS Exchange
4 36 (6.64%) nginx
5 28 (5.17%) Tomcat
6 24 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 21 (3.87%) Apache Solr
7 21 (3.87%) Elasticsearch
7 21 (3.87%) SharePoint
8 20 (3.69%) Lync
9 19 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
10 12 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2003
11 11 (2.03%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (1.85%) WebSphere
12 10 (1.85%) Office Communications Server
13 7 (1.29%) JBoss
13 7 (1.29%) OpenStack
14 6 (1.11%) Node.js
15 3 (0.55%) Confluence
Applications
1 67 (12.36%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.69%) MS Office
3 7 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.37%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 48 (8.86%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (7.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (5.17%) Cloud Computing
4 23 (4.24%) IaaS
5 21 (3.87%) PaaS
6 10 (1.85%) SaaS
7 7 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (1.11%) Rackspace Cloud
9 4 (0.74%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.55%) Route 53
11 2 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.18%) GitHub
12 1 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 132 (24.35%) Firewall
2 73 (13.47%) WAN
3 61 (11.25%) TCP/IP
4 47 (8.67%) Internet
5 42 (7.75%) SAN
5 42 (7.75%) DNS
6 41 (7.56%) BGP
7 38 (7.01%) VoIP
8 36 (6.64%) Network Security
9 35 (6.46%) LAN
10 32 (5.90%) OSPF
11 31 (5.72%) Cisco ASA
12 30 (5.54%) MPLS
12 30 (5.54%) Ethernet
13 26 (4.80%) IP Telephony
14 22 (4.06%) Wireless
15 21 (3.87%) SNMP
16 20 (3.69%) ADSL
16 20 (3.69%) Frame Relay
17 18 (3.32%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (13.47%) MySQL
2 66 (12.18%) SQL Server
3 38 (7.01%) MongoDB
4 18 (3.32%) NoSQL
5 16 (2.95%) Relational Database
6 14 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (2.21%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (1.48%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.29%) NonStop SQL
11 5 (0.92%) Firebird
11 5 (0.92%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.92%) Redis
12 4 (0.74%) Big Data
12 4 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.55%) MS Access
13 3 (0.55%) Hadoop
14 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 1 (0.18%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 37 (6.83%) TeamCity
2 35 (6.46%) Jenkins
3 28 (5.17%) Git (software)
4 27 (4.98%) Subversion
5 6 (1.11%) Hudson
6 3 (0.55%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.37%) Maven
7 2 (0.37%) JIRA
7 2 (0.37%) Artifactory
General
1 80 (14.76%) Finance
2 30 (5.54%) Telecoms
3 27 (4.98%) Banking
4 21 (3.87%) Music Industry
5 18 (3.32%) Back Office
6 16 (2.95%) Publishing
6 16 (2.95%) Games
7 13 (2.40%) Retail
7 13 (2.40%) Law
8 10 (1.85%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.66%) Marketing
10 5 (0.92%) Legal
10 5 (0.92%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.74%) Electronics
12 3 (0.55%) Advertising
13 2 (0.37%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.37%) Billing
13 2 (0.37%) French Language
14 1 (0.18%) Korean Language
14 1 (0.18%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (7.75%) .NET
2 21 (3.87%) ASP.NET
2 21 (3.87%) LAMP
3 11 (2.03%) Web Services
4 5 (0.92%) J2EE
5 4 (0.74%) XML
6 3 (0.55%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (0.55%) Middleware
7 2 (0.37%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.37%) HTML
8 1 (0.18%) REST
8 1 (0.18%) ZeroMQ
8 1 (0.18%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.18%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.18%) JSON
8 1 (0.18%) Django
8 1 (0.18%) RESTful
8 1 (0.18%) HTML5
8 1 (0.18%) XSD
8 1 (0.18%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 68 (12.55%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (6.09%) Management Information System
3 26 (4.80%) Computer Science
4 25 (4.61%) Equities
4 25 (4.61%) Digital Media
5 23 (4.24%) Open Source
5 23 (4.24%) Blackberry
6 21 (3.87%) Clustering
7 13 (2.40%) Performance Metrics
8 11 (2.03%) Over-the-Top Content
9 10 (1.85%) Video on Demand
9 10 (1.85%) Replication
9 10 (1.85%) IPTV
10 9 (1.66%) Mainframe
11 8 (1.48%) Hedge funds
12 7 (1.29%) iPad
12 7 (1.29%) iPhone
12 7 (1.29%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.29%) Streaming Video
13 5 (0.92%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 266 (49.08%) Windows
2 213 (39.30%) Linux
3 97 (17.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 72 (13.28%) UNIX
5 57 (10.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (6.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (5.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (4.61%) Ubuntu
9 24 (4.43%) Debian
10 11 (2.03%) CentOS
11 9 (1.66%) Solaris
12 8 (1.48%) Windows 7
13 7 (1.29%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.55%) OS/390
14 3 (0.55%) zOS
14 3 (0.55%) Amazon Linux
15 2 (0.37%) VMS
15 2 (0.37%) AIX
15 2 (0.37%) HPUX
15 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (14.39%) DevOps
2 64 (11.81%) ITIL
3 51 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (5.72%) Load Balancing
5 29 (5.35%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (4.80%) Incident Management
6 26 (4.80%) Configuration Management
6 26 (4.80%) Network Monitoring
7 25 (4.61%) Problem Management
8 24 (4.43%) E-Commerce
8 24 (4.43%) Performance Monitoring
9 23 (4.24%) Project Management
9 23 (4.24%) Capacity Planning
10 22 (4.06%) Change Management
11 21 (3.87%) Build Automation
12 20 (3.69%) Performance Tuning
13 19 (3.51%) Continuous Improvement
14 17 (3.14%) Service Delivery
15 15 (2.77%) Network Architecture
16 14 (2.58%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 78 (14.39%) SQL
2 37 (6.83%) Java
3 26 (4.80%) Perl
4 25 (4.61%) Python
5 24 (4.43%) Ruby
5 24 (4.43%) PowerShell
6 21 (3.87%) Bash Shell
7 17 (3.14%) PHP
8 13 (2.40%) JavaScript
8 13 (2.40%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.29%) VB
10 6 (1.11%) VBScript
11 5 (0.92%) C++
12 4 (0.74%) C#
13 3 (0.55%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.37%) C
15 1 (0.18%) Scala
15 1 (0.18%) Groovy
15 1 (0.18%) Golang
Qualifications
1 121 (22.32%) Cisco Certification
2 108 (19.93%) Degree
3 78 (14.39%) CCNA
4 44 (8.12%) CCNP
5 41 (7.56%) MCSE
5 41 (7.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 27 (4.98%) CCIP
7 25 (4.61%) CCSP
8 17 (3.14%) MCP
9 16 (2.95%) CCDA
10 10 (1.85%) Security Cleared
11 7 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (1.11%) JNCIA
13 5 (0.92%) CCIE
13 5 (0.92%) MCITP
14 4 (0.74%) RHCE
15 3 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
16 2 (0.37%) CWNA
16 2 (0.37%) LPIC
16 2 (0.37%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (8.67%) SLA
2 31 (5.72%) QA
3 10 (1.85%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.37%) ISO 8583
4 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.37%) COBIT
System Software
1 77 (14.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 63 (11.62%) Active Directory
3 47 (8.67%) Hyper-V
4 25 (4.61%) KVM
5 23 (4.24%) vSphere
5 23 (4.24%) Varnish
6 21 (3.87%) Samba
7 13 (2.40%) XenApp
8 10 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (1.66%) XenDesktop
9 9 (1.66%) Xen
10 8 (1.48%) ISA Server
11 5 (0.92%) VMware ESX
11 5 (0.92%) XenServer
12 4 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.55%) Docker
13 3 (0.55%) LXC
13 3 (0.55%) Kamailio
13 3 (0.55%) Postfix
14 2 (0.37%) Snort
Systems Management
1 79 (14.58%) Puppet
2 70 (12.92%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (7.75%) SCOM
4 41 (7.56%) Nagios
5 36 (6.64%) SCCM
6 29 (5.35%) ZABBIX
7 25 (4.61%) HAProxy
8 22 (4.06%) Kibana
8 22 (4.06%) Graphite
9 21 (3.87%) StatsD
9 21 (3.87%) logstash
10 19 (3.51%) Vagrant
10 19 (3.51%) Opsview
11 18 (3.32%) Cisco CUCM
12 10 (1.85%) Cisco UCCX
12 10 (1.85%) Ansible
13 9 (1.66%) SCVMM
13 9 (1.66%) NetBackup
14 8 (1.48%) Cisco IPCC
14 8 (1.48%) WSUS
Vendors
1 217 (40.04%) Cisco
2 147 (27.12%) Microsoft
3 121 (22.32%) VMware
4 66 (12.18%) Juniper
5 60 (11.07%) Citrix
6 55 (10.15%) HP
7 42 (7.75%) Red Hat
8 37 (6.83%) Dell
9 35 (6.46%) Oracle
9 35 (6.46%) SolarWinds
10 28 (5.17%) CheckPoint
11 26 (4.80%) New Relic
12 24 (4.43%) Apple
13 22 (4.06%) F5
14 21 (3.87%) Sony
14 21 (3.87%) Toshiba
15 19 (3.51%) NetApp
16 12 (2.21%) EMC
16 12 (2.21%) Fortinet
17 11 (2.03%) Verint
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Over Time
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vertical IT
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + competitive, bonus benefits and much more
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £46000 - £58000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £26 - £30 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheltenham
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 8 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Morningstar Europe Limited
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cloudreach
Posted: 16 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Camberley
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + 20% shift allowance
Posted: 18 days ago
Stirling, Stirlingshire
Guest Tek
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Newport
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Andover and Winchester
Test Valley Borough Council
Salary: £25,531 - £31,130 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago