Period
to 22 January 2019

The median annual salary for an Operations Engineer was £45,375 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Operations Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 728 723 805
Rank change year-on-year -5 +82 -50
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 356 449 376
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.28% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.29% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 254 356 269
England median annual salary £45,375 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.25% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £35,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £70,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +3.09% +2.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 135,404 156,192 159,117
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.16% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 109,346 128,206 133,374
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

Operations Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Operations Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Operations Engineer in England

Operations Engineer
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Operations Engineer in England.

Salary trend for Operations Engineer in England

Operations Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Engineer in England over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Operations Engineer in England

Operations Engineer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 22 January 2019. 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
Job
Vacancies
London -1 144 £62,500 +4.17% 19
South East +23 75 £45,000 -5.26% 12
Midlands +60 52 £32,500 -35.00% 11
North of England -9 46 £45,000 +12.50% 9
West Midlands +53 31 £32,500 -35.00% 6
East of England +36 23 £35,000 -26.32% 5
Yorkshire -24 22 £40,000 +6.67% 6
North West +29 21 £45,000 -12.62% 3
East Midlands +28 21 £53,000 -5.78% 5
South West +42 18 £45,000 +28.57% 2
North East +7 3 £72,240 +106.40%
Operations Engineer
UK

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, Operations Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring Operations Engineer in the job title.

1 113 (31.74%) Linux
1 113 (31.74%) DevOps
2 103 (28.93%) Amazon AWS
3 80 (22.47%) Windows
4 79 (22.19%) Cisco
5 78 (21.91%) Firewall
6 75 (21.07%) Python
6 75 (21.07%) Microsoft Azure
7 64 (17.98%) SQL
7 64 (17.98%) Data Centre
8 63 (17.70%) Agile Software Development
9 60 (16.85%) PowerShell
10 59 (16.57%) VMware
11 55 (15.45%) Puppet
12 53 (14.89%) ITIL
12 53 (14.89%) Active Directory
13 51 (14.33%) Docker
14 49 (13.76%) Microsoft
15 48 (13.48%) Ansible
16 47 (13.20%) Bash Shell
16 47 (13.20%) SQL Server
17 44 (12.36%) Problem-Solving
17 44 (12.36%) Cisco Certification
18 43 (12.08%) DNS
19 42 (11.80%) CCNA
19 42 (11.80%) Configuration Management
19 42 (11.80%) Jenkins
19 42 (11.80%) JIRA
20 38 (10.67%) Security Operations
21 36 (10.11%) VMware Infrastructure

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 22 (6.18%) IIS
2 19 (5.34%) Confluence
3 17 (4.78%) Cloud Foundry
4 16 (4.49%) Anypoint
5 14 (3.93%) Apache
5 14 (3.93%) SharePoint
6 9 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (2.53%) Skype for Business
7 7 (1.97%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.69%) MS Exchange
8 6 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (1.40%) OpenStack
10 4 (1.12%) nginx
11 2 (0.56%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.56%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.56%) Oracle Coherence
12 1 (0.28%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.28%) JBoss
12 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.28%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 11 (3.09%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) PlanetPress Connect
2 1 (0.28%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 103 (28.93%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (21.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (6.18%) Google Cloud Platform
4 19 (5.34%) GitHub
5 13 (3.65%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (3.09%) SaaS
7 10 (2.81%) Office 365
8 8 (2.25%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (2.25%) PaaS
9 7 (1.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (1.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 6 (1.69%) Amazon S3
10 6 (1.69%) Serverless
11 5 (1.40%) IaaS
12 4 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (1.12%) CloudFront
13 3 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.84%) Datadog
13 3 (0.84%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 78 (21.91%) Firewall
2 43 (12.08%) DNS
3 35 (9.83%) BGP
4 30 (8.43%) OSPF
4 30 (8.43%) TCP/IP
5 29 (8.15%) Internet
5 29 (8.15%) WAN
6 25 (7.02%) VPN
7 24 (6.74%) MPLS
8 21 (5.90%) Ethernet
9 16 (4.49%) Wireless
10 14 (3.93%) LAN
11 11 (3.09%) DHCP
12 10 (2.81%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (2.81%) SNMP
13 9 (2.53%) Cisco IOS
13 9 (2.53%) DSL
13 9 (2.53%) PPP
13 9 (2.53%) Wireshark
13 9 (2.53%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (13.20%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.87%) MySQL
3 14 (3.93%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (3.65%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (2.25%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.97%) Azure SQL Database
6 7 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.69%) Big Data
7 6 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (1.40%) Couchbase
9 4 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.84%) Blockchain
10 3 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.84%) QlikView
11 2 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.56%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.28%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 42 (11.80%) Jenkins
1 42 (11.80%) JIRA
2 29 (8.15%) Git (software)
3 18 (5.06%) Selenium
4 16 (4.49%) Cucumber
4 16 (4.49%) JMeter
5 8 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (2.25%) Visual Studio
6 7 (1.97%) Metasploit
6 7 (1.97%) Subversion
6 7 (1.97%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (1.69%) Bitbucket
7 6 (1.69%) Chocolatey
8 5 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (1.12%) Maven
9 4 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (1.12%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.84%) SonarQube
10 3 (0.84%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.56%) Hudson
General
1 34 (9.55%) Finance
2 28 (7.87%) Banking
2 28 (7.87%) Retail
3 17 (4.78%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.69%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.40%) Games
6 3 (0.84%) Electronics
6 3 (0.84%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.84%) Marketing
7 2 (0.56%) Back Office
7 2 (0.56%) Front Office
7 2 (0.56%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.56%) German Language
7 2 (0.56%) Legal
7 2 (0.56%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (0.56%) Publishing
8 1 (0.28%) Advertising
8 1 (0.28%) Automotive
8 1 (0.28%) Billing
8 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.90%) Web Services
2 20 (5.62%) Spring
3 17 (4.78%) .NET
3 17 (4.78%) Spring Boot
4 8 (2.25%) JSON
4 8 (2.25%) Kafka
5 7 (1.97%) REST
6 6 (1.69%) LDAP
6 6 (1.69%) Middleware
6 6 (1.69%) X-Windows
7 5 (1.40%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (1.40%) LAMP
8 3 (0.84%) HTML
8 3 (0.84%) Node.js
9 2 (0.56%) J2EE
9 2 (0.56%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.56%) WinForms
9 2 (0.56%) XML
10 1 (0.28%) CSS
10 1 (0.28%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 64 (17.98%) Data Centre
2 26 (7.30%) Mobile App
3 25 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (6.46%) Management Information System
5 21 (5.90%) Public Cloud
6 16 (4.49%) Mobile Banking
7 12 (3.37%) Hybrid Cloud
7 12 (3.37%) Linux Command Line
8 9 (2.53%) Clustering
9 8 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.69%) Fintech
10 6 (1.69%) NHS
11 5 (1.40%) Analytical Mindset
11 5 (1.40%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.12%) e-Learning
12 4 (1.12%) Hedge funds
13 3 (0.84%) Cloud Native
13 3 (0.84%) Internet of Things
13 3 (0.84%) iPad
14 2 (0.56%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 113 (31.74%) Linux
2 80 (22.47%) Windows
3 32 (8.99%) Windows Server
4 29 (8.15%) Unix
5 21 (5.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (4.21%) CentOS
7 13 (3.65%) Kali Linux
7 13 (3.65%) Windows 10
8 10 (2.81%) Windows 7
8 10 (2.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (2.25%) Windows 8
11 6 (1.69%) Mac OS
11 6 (1.69%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.12%) Solaris
13 3 (0.84%) Android
13 3 (0.84%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.56%) VME
14 2 (0.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (31.74%) DevOps
2 63 (17.70%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (14.89%) ITIL
4 44 (12.36%) Problem-Solving
5 42 (11.80%) Configuration Management
6 38 (10.67%) Security Operations
7 29 (8.15%) Incident Management
8 27 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (7.30%) Microservices
10 24 (6.74%) Continuous Delivery
10 24 (6.74%) Deployment Automation
11 23 (6.46%) Cybersecurity
12 22 (6.18%) Tech Ops
13 21 (5.90%) ITSM
13 21 (5.90%) SIEM
14 19 (5.34%) OWASP
15 18 (5.06%) Change Management
15 18 (5.06%) Cloud Operations
15 18 (5.06%) Penetration Testing
16 17 (4.78%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 75 (21.07%) Python
2 64 (17.98%) SQL
3 60 (16.85%) PowerShell
4 47 (13.20%) Bash Shell
5 32 (8.99%) Ruby
6 24 (6.74%) Java
6 24 (6.74%) Perl
7 17 (4.78%) C#
7 17 (4.78%) PHP
8 11 (3.09%) C
8 11 (3.09%) Shell Script
9 10 (2.81%) C++
10 9 (2.53%) VB
11 8 (2.25%) JavaScript
12 5 (1.40%) Go
13 4 (1.12%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.84%) AWK
14 3 (0.84%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.56%) VBScript
16 1 (0.28%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 44 (12.36%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (11.80%) CCNA
3 29 (8.15%) Degree
4 27 (7.58%) CCNP
5 16 (4.49%) Security Cleared
6 13 (3.65%) SC Cleared
7 10 (2.81%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (2.25%) MCSE
10 7 (1.97%) SANS
11 6 (1.69%) CCVP
11 6 (1.69%) DBS Check
11 6 (1.69%) JNCIA
12 5 (1.40%) RHCE
13 4 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (1.12%) MCP
13 4 (1.12%) RHCSA
14 3 (0.84%) AWS Certification
14 3 (0.84%) CISSP
14 3 (0.84%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (6.18%) SLA
3 18 (5.06%) PCI DSS
4 15 (4.21%) GDPR
5 10 (2.81%) PMO
5 10 (2.81%) QA
6 3 (0.84%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.56%) PSD2
System Software
1 53 (14.89%) Active Directory
2 51 (14.33%) Docker
3 36 (10.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (5.06%) Snort
5 17 (4.78%) Hyper-V
6 10 (2.81%) Firmware
7 8 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.97%) LXC
9 5 (1.40%) KVM
10 4 (1.12%) NFS
10 4 (1.12%) Varnish
10 4 (1.12%) vSphere
11 3 (0.84%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.84%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.84%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.56%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.56%) Ceph
12 2 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 55 (15.45%) Puppet
2 48 (13.48%) Ansible
3 35 (9.83%) Kubernetes
4 34 (9.55%) Opscode Chef
5 27 (7.58%) Terraform
6 25 (7.02%) Nessus
7 16 (4.49%) Nagios
8 10 (2.81%) SCCM
9 9 (2.53%) SCOM
10 8 (2.25%) Grafana
11 7 (1.97%) EnCase
11 7 (1.97%) FTK
11 7 (1.97%) Microsoft Clustering
11 7 (1.97%) Nexpose
11 7 (1.97%) QRadar
11 7 (1.97%) Suricata
12 6 (1.69%) Graphite
13 5 (1.40%) Failover Clustering
14 4 (1.12%) FortiGate
14 4 (1.12%) Icinga
Vendors
1 79 (22.19%) Cisco
2 59 (16.57%) VMware
3 49 (13.76%) Microsoft
4 32 (8.99%) Splunk
5 30 (8.43%) Juniper
6 23 (6.46%) Remedy
7 20 (5.62%) Google
7 20 (5.62%) New Relic
7 20 (5.62%) Qualys
8 19 (5.34%) SolarWinds
9 18 (5.06%) CheckPoint
10 17 (4.78%) AppDynamics
11 16 (4.49%) MuleSoft
11 16 (4.49%) Oracle
12 15 (4.21%) F5
12 15 (4.21%) Palo Alto
13 11 (3.09%) ArcSight
13 11 (3.09%) Citrix
13 11 (3.09%) Rapid7
13 11 (3.09%) ServiceNow