Period
to 16 October 2018

The median annual salary for an Operations Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 783 654 784
Rank change year-on-year -129 +130 -20
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 338 560 443
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.34% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.35% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 258 421 338
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £33,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -3.23%

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 147,309 157,833 173,535
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.00% 95.91% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 119,704 127,399 146,910
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £79,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 2018. 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 -96 154 £62,500 +11.61% 19
South East +20 76 £45,000 +12.50% 11
North of England -29 41 £45,000 +10.43% 17
Midlands -5 37 £37,500 +2.04% 9
North West +5 25 £45,000 +5.26% 5
West Midlands +15 21 £29,000 -17.14% 6
South West +21 17 £45,000 +5.88% 5
East Midlands -21 16 £55,000 -4.35% 3
East of England +9 13 £35,000 -23.91% 5
Yorkshire -22 12 £40,000 +6.67% 9
North East -5 4 £57,109 +63.17% 3
Operations Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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.

1 131 (38.76%) Linux
2 118 (34.91%) DevOps
3 116 (34.32%) Amazon AWS
4 95 (28.11%) Windows
5 83 (24.56%) Python
6 74 (21.89%) Agile Software Development
7 71 (21.01%) Cisco
8 66 (19.53%) VMware
9 64 (18.93%) Firewall
9 64 (18.93%) Microsoft Azure
10 63 (18.64%) PowerShell
11 60 (17.75%) Puppet
12 59 (17.46%) SQL
13 58 (17.16%) Ansible
14 57 (16.86%) Bash Shell
15 56 (16.57%) ITIL
16 53 (15.68%) Docker
17 52 (15.38%) Data Centre
18 51 (15.09%) Finance
18 51 (15.09%) Jenkins
19 49 (14.50%) Active Directory
20 47 (13.91%) Microsoft
20 47 (13.91%) SQL Server
21 43 (12.72%) Configuration Management
22 41 (12.13%) Cisco Certification
22 41 (12.13%) Banking
23 40 (11.83%) VMware Infrastructure
24 38 (11.24%) Opscode Chef
24 38 (11.24%) Juniper
24 38 (11.24%) Windows Server

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 24 (7.10%) Confluence
2 18 (5.33%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (4.73%) Anypoint
3 16 (4.73%) Cloud Foundry
4 14 (4.14%) OpenStack
5 12 (3.55%) Skype for Business
6 11 (3.25%) Apache
7 9 (2.66%) SharePoint
8 7 (2.07%) IIS
8 7 (2.07%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.48%) MS Exchange
10 4 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (1.18%) nginx
11 2 (0.59%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.59%) CMS
11 2 (0.59%) Drupal
11 2 (0.59%) JBoss
11 2 (0.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (2.96%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) PlanetPress Connect
2 1 (0.30%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.30%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 116 (34.32%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (18.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (5.62%) GitHub
4 18 (5.33%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (4.73%) SaaS
6 15 (4.44%) Office 365
7 12 (3.55%) Google Cloud Platform
8 11 (3.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 11 (3.25%) Amazon S3
8 11 (3.25%) IaaS
9 9 (2.66%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (2.66%) PaaS
10 8 (2.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (1.78%) CloudFront
12 3 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.89%) G Suite
13 2 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.59%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 64 (18.93%) Firewall
2 33 (9.76%) DNS
2 33 (9.76%) VPN
3 30 (8.88%) Wireless
4 29 (8.58%) BGP
4 29 (8.58%) TCP/IP
5 23 (6.80%) WAN
6 20 (5.92%) LAN
7 19 (5.62%) Cisco ASA
8 18 (5.33%) OSPF
9 17 (5.03%) Internet
9 17 (5.03%) MPLS
10 12 (3.55%) Ethernet
10 12 (3.55%) Wireless Security
11 11 (3.25%) Network Security
12 10 (2.96%) Wireshark
13 9 (2.66%) SAN
13 9 (2.66%) Unified Communications
14 8 (2.37%) Skype
15 7 (2.07%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (13.91%) SQL Server
2 32 (9.47%) MySQL
3 18 (5.33%) Amazon RDS
4 13 (3.85%) Big Data
4 13 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (2.66%) Relational Database
6 8 (2.37%) DB2
7 6 (1.78%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.48%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.18%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.89%) Couchbase
10 3 (0.89%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.89%) QlikView
11 2 (0.59%) Redis
11 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 51 (15.09%) Jenkins
2 32 (9.47%) JIRA
3 18 (5.33%) Git (software)
4 17 (5.03%) Selenium
5 16 (4.73%) Cucumber
5 16 (4.73%) JMeter
6 7 (2.07%) Sonatype Nexus
6 7 (2.07%) Subversion
7 6 (1.78%) Bitbucket
8 5 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (1.48%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.18%) CircleCI
9 4 (1.18%) Maven
9 4 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.89%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.89%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.89%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.59%) Chocolatey
11 2 (0.59%) SonarQube
General
1 51 (15.09%) Finance
2 41 (12.13%) Banking
3 17 (5.03%) Investment Banking
4 13 (3.85%) Retail
5 9 (2.66%) Games
5 9 (2.66%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.37%) Financial Institution
7 7 (2.07%) Law
8 3 (0.89%) Advertising
8 3 (0.89%) Automotive
8 3 (0.89%) Legal
8 3 (0.89%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.89%) Marketing
9 2 (0.59%) Electronics
9 2 (0.59%) Publishing
10 1 (0.30%) Billing
10 1 (0.30%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.80%) Web Services
2 19 (5.62%) .NET
3 18 (5.33%) Spring
3 18 (5.33%) Spring Boot
4 12 (3.55%) LDAP
5 9 (2.66%) HTML
5 9 (2.66%) Middleware
6 7 (2.07%) Elastic Stack
6 7 (2.07%) HTML5
6 7 (2.07%) LAMP
6 7 (2.07%) RESTful
7 5 (1.48%) JSON
7 5 (1.48%) Kafka
7 5 (1.48%) REST
8 4 (1.18%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.89%) .NET Core
9 3 (0.89%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (0.89%) XML
10 2 (0.59%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.59%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 52 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 19 (5.62%) Mobile App
3 16 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.73%) Mobile Banking
3 16 (4.73%) Public Cloud
4 15 (4.44%) Computer Science
5 11 (3.25%) Linux Command Line
5 11 (3.25%) Private Cloud
6 9 (2.66%) Cyberthreat
6 9 (2.66%) Hedge funds
6 9 (2.66%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.07%) Clustering
7 7 (2.07%) Fintech
8 6 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.18%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.18%) iPad
10 4 (1.18%) NHS
11 3 (0.89%) Analytical Mindset
11 3 (0.89%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 131 (38.76%) Linux
2 95 (28.11%) Windows
3 38 (11.24%) Windows Server
4 32 (9.47%) Unix
5 16 (4.73%) CentOS
6 14 (4.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (3.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (2.07%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.48%) Debian
10 5 (1.48%) Ubuntu
10 5 (1.48%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.18%) Kali Linux
12 3 (0.89%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.59%) Solaris
13 2 (0.59%) VME
13 2 (0.59%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.59%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (34.91%) DevOps
2 74 (21.89%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (16.57%) ITIL
4 43 (12.72%) Configuration Management
5 32 (9.47%) Problem-Solving
6 29 (8.58%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (7.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 24 (7.10%) Security Operations
8 23 (6.80%) Microservices
8 23 (6.80%) Service Delivery
9 21 (6.21%) Continuous Delivery
10 20 (5.92%) Deployment Automation
11 19 (5.62%) High Availability
11 19 (5.62%) Penetration Testing
12 18 (5.33%) Collaborative Working
12 18 (5.33%) Mentoring
12 18 (5.33%) Task Automation
13 16 (4.73%) Incident Management
13 16 (4.73%) Tech Ops
14 14 (4.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (24.56%) Python
2 63 (18.64%) PowerShell
3 59 (17.46%) SQL
4 57 (16.86%) Bash Shell
5 33 (9.76%) Ruby
6 28 (8.28%) Java
7 24 (7.10%) Perl
8 17 (5.03%) C#
8 17 (5.03%) JavaScript
9 15 (4.44%) PHP
9 15 (4.44%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.78%) C++
11 5 (1.48%) Scala
12 4 (1.18%) Go
13 3 (0.89%) VB
14 2 (0.59%) F#
14 2 (0.59%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.59%) VBScript
15 1 (0.30%) AWK
15 1 (0.30%) sed
Qualifications
1 41 (12.13%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (10.06%) CCNA
3 32 (9.47%) Degree
4 27 (7.99%) CCNP
5 15 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (4.14%) MCSE
6 14 (4.14%) SC Cleared
6 14 (4.14%) Security Cleared
7 13 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.18%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.18%) JNCIA
10 3 (0.89%) CCVP
10 3 (0.89%) CISSP
10 3 (0.89%) MCP
10 3 (0.89%) MCTS
10 3 (0.89%) RHCE
11 2 (0.59%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.59%) MCITP
11 2 (0.59%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.44%) SLA
2 13 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (3.55%) QA
4 6 (1.78%) GDPR
5 4 (1.18%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.18%) PMO
6 2 (0.59%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.59%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
System Software
1 53 (15.68%) Docker
2 49 (14.50%) Active Directory
3 40 (11.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (5.03%) Hyper-V
5 11 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (3.25%) vSphere
6 8 (2.37%) VMware Server
7 6 (1.78%) KVM
7 6 (1.78%) LXC
8 4 (1.18%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.89%) Firmware
9 3 (0.89%) NFS
9 3 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.59%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.59%) Corosync
10 2 (0.59%) iptables
10 2 (0.59%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.59%) QEMU
10 2 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 60 (17.75%) Puppet
2 58 (17.16%) Ansible
3 38 (11.24%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (10.36%) Kubernetes
5 23 (6.80%) Terraform
6 15 (4.44%) Nagios
7 11 (3.25%) SCCM
8 8 (2.37%) ZABBIX
9 7 (2.07%) Cisco CUCM
9 7 (2.07%) FortiGate
9 7 (2.07%) Grafana
9 7 (2.07%) Microsoft Clustering
9 7 (2.07%) SCOM
10 5 (1.48%) SCSM
10 5 (1.48%) SCVMM
11 4 (1.18%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (1.18%) Graphite
11 4 (1.18%) Icinga
11 4 (1.18%) Nessus
11 4 (1.18%) Salt
Vendors
1 71 (21.01%) Cisco
2 66 (19.53%) VMware
3 47 (13.91%) Microsoft
4 38 (11.24%) Juniper
5 28 (8.28%) Splunk
6 22 (6.51%) Remedy
7 18 (5.33%) New Relic
7 18 (5.33%) SolarWinds
8 17 (5.03%) AppDynamics
8 17 (5.03%) Google
9 16 (4.73%) MuleSoft
10 14 (4.14%) Red Hat
10 14 (4.14%) Riverbed
11 13 (3.85%) Citrix
11 13 (3.85%) F5
12 12 (3.55%) Oracle
13 9 (2.66%) Arista
14 8 (2.37%) CheckPoint
14 8 (2.37%) Palo Alto
15 7 (2.07%) Sophos