Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Operations Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 655 807 771
Rank change year-on-year +152 -36 -35
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 559 415 548
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.23% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.24% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 426 315 433
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +18.75%
10th Percentile £33,250 £26,750 £26,300
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +18.75%

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 161629 173153 199104
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.50% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 130679 146162 166923
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,013 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 +94 286 £57,500 +4.55% 8
North of England +48 100 £39,000 +2.63% 3
South East +19 79 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Yorkshire +79 65 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Midlands +88 63 £50,000 +66.67% 1
West Midlands +36 39 £50,000 +66.67%
North West -8 30 £47,500 +25.00% 1
East Midlands +56 24 £57,500 +3.60% 1
East of England +10 23 £46,000 +22.67% 2
South West -1 8 £39,750 +13.57% 1
North East +10 5 £35,000 -22.22%
Operations Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Operations Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Operations Engineer in the job title.

1 297 (53.13%) Linux
2 256 (45.80%) Firewall
3 197 (35.24%) Windows
4 187 (33.45%) DevOps
5 165 (29.52%) Cisco
6 148 (26.48%) Finance
7 145 (25.94%) TCP/IP
8 142 (25.40%) ITIL
9 134 (23.97%) VMware
10 119 (21.29%) Banking
11 117 (20.93%) Java
12 110 (19.68%) Windows Server
13 109 (19.50%) Unix
14 107 (19.14%) Amazon AWS
15 100 (17.89%) Puppet
16 99 (17.71%) VMware Infrastructure
16 99 (17.71%) Microsoft
17 96 (17.17%) Agile Software Development
18 93 (16.64%) Cisco Certification
19 87 (15.56%) Python
19 87 (15.56%) Configuration Management
19 87 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
20 84 (15.03%) Juniper
21 76 (13.60%) Jenkins
21 76 (13.60%) Ansible
22 75 (13.42%) Data Centre
23 73 (13.06%) Security Operations
24 72 (12.88%) PowerShell
25 71 (12.70%) CCNP
26 70 (12.52%) Release Management

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 23 (4.11%) Apache
2 21 (3.76%) Elasticsearch
3 20 (3.58%) OpenStack
4 19 (3.40%) Confluence
5 18 (3.22%) Tomcat
6 17 (3.04%) CMS
7 13 (2.33%) MS Exchange
8 11 (1.97%) IIS
9 10 (1.79%) JBoss
10 9 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (1.43%) Cloud Foundry
11 8 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (1.25%) SharePoint
13 4 (0.72%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.72%) nginx
13 4 (0.72%) Skype for Business
14 3 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
14 3 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.36%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.18%) iTrent
2 1 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 107 (19.14%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (3.94%) SaaS
4 9 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.72%) G Suite
8 4 (0.72%) Office 365
8 4 (0.72%) Route 53
8 4 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.54%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.54%) GitHub
9 3 (0.54%) PaaS
10 2 (0.36%) Akamai
10 2 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 256 (45.80%) Firewall
2 145 (25.94%) TCP/IP
3 69 (12.34%) WAN
4 62 (11.09%) VPN
5 55 (9.84%) Cisco ASA
5 55 (9.84%) LAN
5 55 (9.84%) Wireless
6 51 (9.12%) BGP
7 49 (8.77%) OSPF
8 41 (7.33%) MPLS
9 39 (6.98%) VoIP
10 37 (6.62%) Cisco IOS
11 35 (6.26%) Network Security
12 30 (5.37%) DNS
12 30 (5.37%) IPsec
12 30 (5.37%) SAN
13 28 (5.01%) Ethernet
13 28 (5.01%) SSL
14 24 (4.29%) NetScaler
14 24 (4.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.22%) MySQL
3 13 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
4 12 (2.15%) MongoDB
4 12 (2.15%) Redis
5 10 (1.79%) Big Data
5 10 (1.79%) InfluxDB
6 6 (1.07%) Hadoop
6 6 (1.07%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (0.89%) Blockchain
7 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.72%) HBase
8 4 (0.72%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.36%) Riak
Development Applications
1 76 (13.60%) Jenkins
2 45 (8.05%) Maven
2 45 (8.05%) Subversion
3 25 (4.47%) TeamCity
4 24 (4.29%) Git (software)
4 24 (4.29%) Octopus Deploy
5 20 (3.58%) JIRA
6 16 (2.86%) NuGet
7 12 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.72%) Selenium
8 4 (0.72%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.54%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.36%) Ant
10 2 (0.36%) GitLab
10 2 (0.36%) Travis CI
10 2 (0.36%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.18%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.18%) Burp Suite
11 1 (0.18%) git-flow
11 1 (0.18%) JMeter
General
1 148 (26.48%) Finance
2 119 (21.29%) Banking
3 52 (9.30%) Investment Banking
4 45 (8.05%) Retail Banking
5 44 (7.87%) Front Office
6 25 (4.47%) Games
7 20 (3.58%) Telecoms
8 18 (3.22%) Financial Institution
9 14 (2.50%) Advertising
10 8 (1.43%) Back Office
11 4 (0.72%) Billing
11 4 (0.72%) Law
11 4 (0.72%) Retail
12 3 (0.54%) Legal
13 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.18%) Electronics
14 1 (0.18%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.29%) Web Services
2 14 (2.50%) Elastic Stack
3 11 (1.97%) FIX Protocol
3 11 (1.97%) Node.js
4 10 (1.79%) CSS
5 9 (1.61%) .NET
5 9 (1.61%) 802.1X
5 9 (1.61%) Middleware
6 5 (0.89%) AngularJS
6 5 (0.89%) LAPP Stack
6 5 (0.89%) Sensu
7 4 (0.72%) Kafka
7 4 (0.72%) XMPP
8 3 (0.54%) LAMP
8 3 (0.54%) WAP
9 2 (0.36%) Gherkin
9 2 (0.36%) IBM Integration Bus
9 2 (0.36%) LEMP Stack
10 1 (0.18%) Flask
10 1 (0.18%) PCRE
Miscellaneous
1 75 (13.42%) Data Centre
2 59 (10.55%) Linux Command Line
3 38 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (5.72%) Data Protection Act
5 29 (5.19%) Fintech
6 25 (4.47%) Driving Licence
7 23 (4.11%) Clustering
8 16 (2.86%) Robotics
9 12 (2.15%) iPad
10 10 (1.79%) Computer Science
10 10 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.61%) Mobile App
12 8 (1.43%) Security Operations Centre
13 6 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (1.07%) PKI
13 6 (1.07%) Private Cloud
13 6 (1.07%) Replication
13 6 (1.07%) Smart Meter
14 5 (0.89%) Wiki
15 4 (0.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 297 (53.13%) Linux
2 197 (35.24%) Windows
3 110 (19.68%) Windows Server
4 109 (19.50%) Unix
5 33 (5.90%) CentOS
6 30 (5.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (3.22%) Ubuntu
8 17 (3.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (2.15%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.89%) CoreOS
11 5 (0.89%) Debian
11 5 (0.89%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (0.89%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.72%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.72%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.36%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.18%) Android
14 1 (0.18%) Solaris
14 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (33.45%) DevOps
2 142 (25.40%) ITIL
3 96 (17.17%) Agile Software Development
4 87 (15.56%) Configuration Management
5 73 (13.06%) Security Operations
6 70 (12.52%) Release Management
7 64 (11.45%) Test Automation
8 51 (9.12%) SIEM
9 50 (8.94%) Wealth Management
10 49 (8.77%) Information Security
10 49 (8.77%) Vulnerability Management
11 47 (8.41%) Continuous Deployment
12 45 (8.05%) Asset Management
12 45 (8.05%) Load Balancing
13 44 (7.87%) Security Architecture
14 42 (7.51%) Cybersecurity
14 42 (7.51%) Penetration Testing
15 41 (7.33%) Problem Management
16 33 (5.90%) Data Protection
16 33 (5.90%) DRM
Programming Languages
1 117 (20.93%) Java
2 87 (15.56%) Python
3 72 (12.88%) PowerShell
4 68 (12.16%) Perl
5 54 (9.66%) Bash Shell
6 46 (8.23%) JavaScript
6 46 (8.23%) SQL
7 45 (8.05%) VB
8 44 (7.87%) VBScript
9 25 (4.47%) C#
10 22 (3.94%) Ruby
11 15 (2.68%) Shell Script
12 8 (1.43%) C
13 7 (1.25%) Go
14 4 (0.72%) Groovy
15 3 (0.54%) PHP
15 3 (0.54%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.36%) C-shell
16 2 (0.36%) Korn
16 2 (0.36%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 93 (16.64%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (12.70%) CCNP
3 51 (9.12%) CCNA
4 39 (6.98%) CISSP
5 34 (6.08%) CCIE
6 33 (5.90%) Degree
7 32 (5.72%) CISM
8 29 (5.19%) CCDA
9 15 (2.68%) Security Cleared
10 14 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (2.15%) SC Cleared
12 11 (1.97%) CCSP
13 10 (1.79%) CCIP
14 9 (1.61%) CCVP
14 9 (1.61%) MCSE
14 9 (1.61%) RHCE
15 7 (1.25%) AWS Certification
15 7 (1.25%) JNCIP
15 7 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 6 (1.07%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (11.63%) QA
2 51 (9.12%) SLA
3 49 (8.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 33 (5.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 18 (3.22%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.18%) GPG13
System Software
1 99 (17.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 68 (12.16%) Active Directory
3 47 (8.41%) Xen
4 41 (7.33%) KVM
5 39 (6.98%) Docker
6 21 (3.76%) LXC
7 20 (3.58%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (2.50%) Hyper-V
9 10 (1.79%) vSphere
10 8 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (1.07%) iptables
11 6 (1.07%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.72%) XenApp
13 3 (0.54%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.54%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.36%) Ceph
14 2 (0.36%) XenServer
15 1 (0.18%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 100 (17.89%) Puppet
2 76 (13.60%) Ansible
3 46 (8.23%) Terraform
4 44 (7.87%) PowerBroker
5 43 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
6 36 (6.44%) Kubernetes
7 26 (4.65%) FortiGate
8 17 (3.04%) SCCM
9 14 (2.50%) Nagios
9 14 (2.50%) WSUS
10 13 (2.33%) SCOM
10 13 (2.33%) SolarWinds Orion
11 10 (1.79%) SCDPM
12 9 (1.61%) Cisco CUCM
12 9 (1.61%) Cisco UCCE
12 9 (1.61%) Cisco UCCX
12 9 (1.61%) vCenter Server
13 8 (1.43%) Consul
13 8 (1.43%) Icinga
14 7 (1.25%) logstash
Vendors
1 165 (29.52%) Cisco
2 134 (23.97%) VMware
3 99 (17.71%) Microsoft
4 84 (15.03%) Juniper
5 48 (8.59%) Red Hat
6 33 (5.90%) F5
6 33 (5.90%) Palo Alto
7 28 (5.01%) Avaya
8 27 (4.83%) Citrix
9 24 (4.29%) CheckPoint
10 22 (3.94%) Oracle
11 19 (3.40%) Genesys
11 19 (3.40%) Verint
12 18 (3.22%) SolarWinds
13 13 (2.33%) Google
13 13 (2.33%) Splunk
14 12 (2.15%) HP
15 10 (1.79%) Hitachi
16 9 (1.61%) Blue Coat
16 9 (1.61%) NetApp