Operational Technology Jobs in England

Operational Technology (OT)
UK > England

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Operational Technology in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Operational Technology over the 6 months to 18 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

6 months to
18 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 539 620 1010
Rank change year-on-year +81 +390 -221
Permanent jobs citing Operational Technology 312 318 152
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.36% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.05% 0.84% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 187 94 82
10th Percentile £38,850 £42,500 £41,375
25th Percentile £47,500 £51,250 £48,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £65,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -19.23% -7.14% -8.50%
75th Percentile £70,000 £82,188 £83,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £96,375 £99,750
UK median annual salary £53,750 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -23.21% - -6.67%

All Generic Skills
England

Operational Technology is in the General and Transferable Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 29,822 38,083 63,478
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 34.48% 43.17% 46.91%
Number of salaries quoted 20,875 20,890 30,322
10th Percentile £28,000 £35,500 £34,500
25th Percentile £38,000 £46,570 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -15.38% +4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £75,000 £87,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £110,000 £105,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -15.38% +4.00% +4.17%

Operational Technology
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Operational Technology as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Operational Technology in England

Operational Technology
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Operational Technology in England.

Salary trend for Operational Technology in England

Operational Technology
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Operational Technology in England over the 6 months to 18 May 2024.

Salary histogram for Operational Technology in England

Operational Technology
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Operational Technology within the England region over the 6 months to 18 May 2024. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
North of England +65 83 £52,084 -19.87% 20
London +118 66 £72,500 -9.38% 23
Midlands +10 60 £57,500 +6.25% 35
North West +18 59 £52,084 -26.90% 10
West Midlands +21 50 £57,500 +6.25% 30
East of England +30 38 £45,000 -35.71% 8
South East +5 35 £60,000 +14.29% 25
South West -26 27 £40,000 -40.74% 13
Yorkshire +77 18 £51,000 +13.33% 8
East Midlands - 8 £40,000 - 5
North East - 6 £70,000 - 2
Operational Technology
UK

Operational Technology
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (2.88%) Microsoft Exchange
2 8 (2.56%) CMS
3 7 (2.24%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.32%) Apache
4 1 (0.32%) IIS
4 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.85%) AutoCAD
3 9 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.28%) EPLAN
5 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.32%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.32%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Primavera
2 1 (0.32%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.41%) Microsoft 365
2 16 (5.13%) Azure
3 11 (3.53%) SaaS
4 9 (2.88%) Power Platform
5 7 (2.24%) IaaS
5 7 (2.24%) PaaS
6 6 (1.92%) AWS
7 2 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.64%) GCP
8 1 (0.32%) Azure DevOps
8 1 (0.32%) Entra ID
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.45%) Network Security
2 16 (5.13%) Firewall
3 15 (4.81%) WAN
4 14 (4.49%) TCP/IP
5 10 (3.21%) MPLS
6 8 (2.56%) SD-WAN
6 8 (2.56%) VSAN
7 5 (1.60%) LAN
7 5 (1.60%) NAS
7 5 (1.60%) SAN
7 5 (1.60%) VoIP
8 3 (0.96%) Wireless
9 2 (0.64%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.64%) Modbus
9 2 (0.64%) SDH
10 1 (0.32%) Broadband
10 1 (0.32%) DMZ
10 1 (0.32%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.32%) MQTT
10 1 (0.32%) NGFW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.88%) Power BI
2 6 (1.92%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.60%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.60%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.64%) Metadata
5 1 (0.32%) Big Data
5 1 (0.32%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.32%) GIS
5 1 (0.32%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (0.96%) Burp Suite
1 3 (0.96%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.64%) JIRA
3 1 (0.32%) Chocolatey
3 1 (0.32%) Git
3 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.32%) Rational DOORS
General
1 61 (19.55%) Manufacturing
2 28 (8.97%) Finance
2 28 (8.97%) Social Skills
3 25 (8.01%) Aerospace
4 18 (5.77%) Games
4 18 (5.77%) Legal
4 18 (5.77%) Marketing
5 17 (5.45%) Telecoms
6 14 (4.49%) Pharmaceutical
7 13 (4.17%) Automotive
8 12 (3.85%) Retail
9 9 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (2.24%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 5 (1.60%) Public Sector
12 4 (1.28%) Influencing Skills
13 3 (0.96%) Electronics
13 3 (0.96%) Police
13 3 (0.96%) Presentation Skills
14 2 (0.64%) Advertising
14 2 (0.64%) Law
Job Titles
1 50 (16.03%) Consultant
2 46 (14.74%) Security Consultant
3 31 (9.94%) Analyst
4 27 (8.65%) SCADA Engineer
5 22 (7.05%) Senior
6 21 (6.73%) Lead
7 20 (6.41%) Software Engineer
8 17 (5.45%) Security Engineer
9 16 (5.13%) Data Engineer
10 15 (4.81%) SCADA Software Engineer
11 14 (4.49%) Cybersecurity Engineer
11 14 (4.49%) Hardware Engineer
12 13 (4.17%) Security Operations Specialist
12 13 (4.17%) Security Specialist
12 13 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
13 12 (3.85%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 12 (3.85%) Cybersecurity Specialist
13 12 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (3.85%) Security Manager
13 12 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.92%) Middleware
1 6 (1.92%) Web Services
2 2 (0.64%) REST
3 1 (0.32%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.32%) Node-RED
3 1 (0.32%) XML
3 1 (0.32%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 78 (25.00%) SCADA
2 37 (11.86%) Management Information System
3 33 (10.58%) Industrial Internet of Things
4 20 (6.41%) IoT
5 17 (5.45%) Cyber Threat
6 12 (3.85%) Cyber Defence
7 10 (3.21%) Security Posture
8 9 (2.88%) Renewable Energy
9 8 (2.56%) Clustering
10 7 (2.24%) Data Centre
10 7 (2.24%) Driving Licence
11 6 (1.92%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.92%) Smart Energy
12 5 (1.60%) Cyber Security Posture
12 5 (1.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 5 (1.60%) Smart Meter
13 4 (1.28%) Cyberattack
13 4 (1.28%) Life Science
13 4 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
14 3 (0.96%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 46 (14.74%) Windows
2 35 (11.22%) Windows Server
3 11 (3.53%) Linux
4 8 (2.56%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.96%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (60.58%) Cybersecurity
2 76 (24.36%) Risk Management
3 54 (17.31%) Incident Response
4 41 (13.14%) Change Management
5 39 (12.50%) Information Security
6 37 (11.86%) Mentoring
7 31 (9.94%) Problem-Solving
8 28 (8.97%) Systems Engineering
9 27 (8.65%) Software Engineering
10 26 (8.33%) Data Acquisition
10 26 (8.33%) Project Delivery
11 24 (7.69%) Security Architecture
12 23 (7.37%) Continuous Improvement
13 22 (7.05%) Agile
14 21 (6.73%) Line Management
15 19 (6.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 19 (6.09%) Penetration Testing
16 18 (5.77%) Project Management
16 18 (5.77%) User Experience
16 18 (5.77%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (4.49%) Python
1 14 (4.49%) SQL
2 12 (3.85%) Bash
3 6 (1.92%) Java
3 6 (1.92%) VB
4 3 (0.96%) C#
4 3 (0.96%) C++
4 3 (0.96%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.64%) Ladder Logic
5 2 (0.64%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.32%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 78 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 75 (24.04%) Degree
3 49 (15.71%) SC Cleared
4 32 (10.26%) CISSP
5 30 (9.62%) CISM
6 22 (7.05%) CRISC
7 16 (5.13%) CEH
8 15 (4.81%) CASP
9 14 (4.49%) DV Cleared
10 10 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (2.56%) A+ Certification
11 8 (2.56%) Chartered Engineer
11 8 (2.56%) CISA
11 8 (2.56%) HND
12 7 (2.24%) Master's Degree
13 6 (1.92%) MCSE
13 6 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (1.60%) CCNA
15 4 (1.28%) GIAC
15 4 (1.28%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (12.18%) NIST
2 27 (8.65%) NCSC
3 25 (8.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (3.53%) NIST 800
5 10 (3.21%) COBIT
5 10 (3.21%) SLA
6 7 (2.24%) QA
7 6 (1.92%) PCI DSS
8 5 (1.60%) GDPR
8 5 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 4 (1.28%) GRC
9 4 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 15288
10 3 (0.96%) COSO
10 3 (0.96%) ISO 31000
10 3 (0.96%) ITGC
11 2 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.64%) GxP
11 2 (0.64%) IEC 61131
11 2 (0.64%) IEC 61508
11 2 (0.64%) PMO
System Software
1 32 (10.26%) Hyper-V
2 24 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (7.37%) Active Directory
4 8 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (2.88%) QRadar
2 8 (2.56%) Failover Clustering
3 7 (2.24%) Nessus
4 3 (0.96%) Nmap
5 2 (0.64%) Functional Safety
5 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.32%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 1 (0.32%) Ansible
6 1 (0.32%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.32%) SCCM
6 1 (0.32%) SCOM
6 1 (0.32%) Terraform
Vendors
1 43 (13.78%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.69%) VMware
3 9 (2.88%) Darktrace
3 9 (2.88%) Qualys
4 8 (2.56%) Meraki
5 7 (2.24%) Siemens
6 6 (1.92%) Oracle
7 5 (1.60%) Allen-Bradley
7 5 (1.60%) EMC
7 5 (1.60%) Rockwell
8 3 (0.96%) Fortinet
8 3 (0.96%) OneTrust
8 3 (0.96%) Zscaler
9 2 (0.64%) AVEVA
9 2 (0.64%) NEC
9 2 (0.64%) Rapid7
9 2 (0.64%) SAP
10 1 (0.32%) Hitachi
10 1 (0.32%) IBM
10 1 (0.32%) TOWER Software