Period
to 14 August 2018

The median annual salary for an Operations Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 817 714 741
Rank change year-on-year -103 +27 +26
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 313 516 549
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.31% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.32% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 232 388 427
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £32,012 £32,500 £27,536
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 152,471 159,982 180,904
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.25% 96.08% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 123,740 130,074 153,744
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -106 147 £60,000 +14.29% 17
South East -23 69 £45,000 +16.13% 10
North of England -1 36 £46,250 +8.82% 10
Midlands +8 35 £52,500 +50.00% 8
North West +2 22 £47,500 - 7
South West +10 21 £45,000 - 3
East Midlands +8 21 £55,000 -4.35% 5
West Midlands +9 14 £30,000 -14.29% 3
Yorkshire +12 12 £48,500 +29.33% 1
East of England +23 6 £50,000 +8.70% 11
North East - 2 £33,440 - 2
Operations Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 149 (47.60%) Linux
2 122 (38.98%) DevOps
3 109 (34.82%) Amazon AWS
4 106 (33.87%) Windows
5 87 (27.80%) Python
6 77 (24.60%) Agile Software Development
7 75 (23.96%) PowerShell
8 70 (22.36%) Bash Shell
9 69 (22.04%) VMware
10 68 (21.73%) Finance
11 67 (21.41%) Puppet
12 65 (20.77%) Cisco
13 64 (20.45%) ITIL
13 64 (20.45%) Microsoft Azure
14 62 (19.81%) Firewall
15 54 (17.25%) Microsoft
16 51 (16.29%) VMware Infrastructure
16 51 (16.29%) Opscode Chef
17 50 (15.97%) SQL Server
18 49 (15.65%) Ansible
18 49 (15.65%) Jenkins
18 49 (15.65%) Data Centre
19 46 (14.70%) SQL
19 46 (14.70%) Docker
20 43 (13.74%) Java
21 41 (13.10%) Active Directory
21 41 (13.10%) Ruby
22 39 (12.46%) Configuration Management
23 38 (12.14%) Cisco Certification
23 38 (12.14%) Banking

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 18 (5.75%) OpenStack
2 17 (5.43%) Apache
2 17 (5.43%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (5.11%) Confluence
4 11 (3.51%) Skype for Business
5 10 (3.19%) Tomcat
6 9 (2.88%) JBoss
7 8 (2.56%) MS Exchange
8 7 (2.24%) SharePoint
9 6 (1.92%) Apache Spark
9 6 (1.92%) nginx
9 6 (1.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 6 (1.92%) WebSphere
10 5 (1.60%) Apache Solr
10 5 (1.60%) IIS
11 4 (1.28%) Anypoint
11 4 (1.28%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (1.28%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) iTrent
1 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.32%) Siebel CRM
1 1 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 109 (34.82%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (20.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (7.67%) SaaS
4 19 (6.07%) Amazon EC2
4 19 (6.07%) IaaS
5 15 (4.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 15 (4.79%) Amazon S3
5 15 (4.79%) PaaS
6 11 (3.51%) Office 365
7 10 (3.19%) AWS CloudFormation
8 9 (2.88%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (2.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 6 (1.92%) CloudFront
9 6 (1.92%) GitHub
10 5 (1.60%) OpenShift
11 4 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (1.28%) G Suite
11 4 (1.28%) Serverless
12 3 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.96%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 62 (19.81%) Firewall
2 35 (11.18%) Wireless
3 32 (10.22%) TCP/IP
4 29 (9.27%) VPN
5 28 (8.95%) DNS
6 27 (8.63%) WAN
7 22 (7.03%) BGP
7 22 (7.03%) Cisco ASA
7 22 (7.03%) LAN
8 16 (5.11%) Wireless Security
9 15 (4.79%) SAN
10 14 (4.47%) Internet
11 13 (4.15%) HTTP
11 13 (4.15%) Network Security
11 13 (4.15%) Wireshark
12 12 (3.83%) OSPF
13 11 (3.51%) MPLS
14 10 (3.19%) Unified Communications
15 9 (2.88%) Skype
16 8 (2.56%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (15.97%) SQL Server
2 29 (9.27%) MySQL
3 21 (6.71%) Amazon RDS
4 15 (4.79%) Relational Database
5 14 (4.47%) NoSQL
5 14 (4.47%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (3.19%) Big Data
7 9 (2.88%) DB2
7 9 (2.88%) RDBMS
7 9 (2.88%) Redis
8 6 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (1.92%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.60%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.64%) NuoDB
12 1 (0.32%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 49 (15.65%) Jenkins
2 23 (7.35%) JIRA
3 18 (5.75%) Git (software)
4 14 (4.47%) Bitbucket
5 9 (2.88%) Sonatype Nexus
6 7 (2.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (1.60%) GoCD
7 5 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (1.60%) Selenium
7 5 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.60%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.60%) Vagrant
8 4 (1.28%) CircleCI
8 4 (1.28%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.28%) JMeter
9 3 (0.96%) Bower
9 3 (0.96%) CA Release Automation
9 3 (0.96%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.64%) RSpec
10 2 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 68 (21.73%) Finance
2 38 (12.14%) Banking
3 22 (7.03%) Investment Banking
4 14 (4.47%) Retail
5 12 (3.83%) Financial Institution
6 10 (3.19%) Law
6 10 (3.19%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.56%) Games
8 5 (1.60%) Marketing
9 3 (0.96%) Advertising
9 3 (0.96%) Automotive
9 3 (0.96%) Legal
10 2 (0.64%) Billing
10 2 (0.64%) Electronics
10 2 (0.64%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.64%) Publishing
11 1 (0.32%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (9.58%) Web Services
2 23 (7.35%) Middleware
3 21 (6.71%) .NET
4 18 (5.75%) LDAP
5 11 (3.51%) LAMP
6 10 (3.19%) HTML
7 9 (2.88%) HTML5
7 9 (2.88%) RESTful
8 7 (2.24%) .NET Core
8 7 (2.24%) Elastic Stack
9 6 (1.92%) Node.js
9 6 (1.92%) Spring
9 6 (1.92%) Spring Boot
10 5 (1.60%) ASP.NET
10 5 (1.60%) REST
11 4 (1.28%) 802.1X
11 4 (1.28%) JSON
11 4 (1.28%) RabbitMQ
12 3 (0.96%) Kafka
13 2 (0.64%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 49 (15.65%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.11%) Fintech
3 14 (4.47%) Hedge funds
4 13 (4.15%) Computer Science
5 12 (3.83%) Linux Command Line
6 11 (3.51%) Public Cloud
7 10 (3.19%) Mobile App
7 10 (3.19%) Private Cloud
8 9 (2.88%) Cyberthreat
8 9 (2.88%) Management Information System
9 8 (2.56%) Algorithms
9 8 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (2.24%) Clustering
11 6 (1.92%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (1.60%) N-Tier
13 4 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (1.28%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 149 (47.60%) Linux
2 106 (33.87%) Windows
3 36 (11.50%) Windows Server
4 30 (9.58%) Unix
5 13 (4.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (3.51%) CentOS
8 9 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.60%) Debian
10 4 (1.28%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.28%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.96%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.64%) Amazon Linux
12 2 (0.64%) Kali Linux
12 2 (0.64%) VMS
13 1 (0.32%) Fedora
13 1 (0.32%) openSUSE
13 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (38.98%) DevOps
2 77 (24.60%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (20.45%) ITIL
4 39 (12.46%) Configuration Management
5 37 (11.82%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (10.54%) Security Operations
7 29 (9.27%) Service Delivery
8 28 (8.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 26 (8.31%) Problem-Solving
10 25 (7.99%) Information Security
10 25 (7.99%) Penetration Testing
11 24 (7.67%) High Availability
12 22 (7.03%) Continuous Delivery
12 22 (7.03%) Open Source
12 22 (7.03%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 20 (6.39%) Problem Management
13 20 (6.39%) Software Engineering
14 19 (6.07%) Task Automation
14 19 (6.07%) Test Automation
15 17 (5.43%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 87 (27.80%) Python
2 75 (23.96%) PowerShell
3 70 (22.36%) Bash Shell
4 46 (14.70%) SQL
5 43 (13.74%) Java
6 41 (13.10%) Ruby
7 29 (9.27%) JavaScript
8 28 (8.95%) C#
9 26 (8.31%) Perl
10 19 (6.07%) Shell Script
11 15 (4.79%) PHP
12 8 (2.56%) C++
13 5 (1.60%) Go
13 5 (1.60%) Scala
14 4 (1.28%) Groovy
15 3 (0.96%) C
15 3 (0.96%) VB
15 3 (0.96%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.64%) F#
16 2 (0.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (12.14%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (10.22%) Degree
3 30 (9.58%) CCNA
4 28 (8.95%) CCNP
5 18 (5.75%) ITIL Certification
6 15 (4.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (4.79%) Security Cleared
7 13 (4.15%) MCSE
8 11 (3.51%) SC Cleared
9 8 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (1.60%) JNCIA
11 4 (1.28%) CISSP
11 4 (1.28%) MCSA
11 4 (1.28%) RHCSA
12 3 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.96%) MCP
13 2 (0.64%) CCIE
13 2 (0.64%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.64%) MCITP
13 2 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.67%) SLA
2 17 (5.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (3.51%) QA
4 5 (1.60%) GDPR
5 3 (0.96%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.64%) GCP
6 2 (0.64%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.64%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.64%) PMO
6 2 (0.64%) PSD2
7 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 51 (16.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (14.70%) Docker
3 41 (13.10%) Active Directory
4 13 (4.15%) Hyper-V
5 11 (3.51%) VMware Server
6 10 (3.19%) vSphere
7 7 (2.24%) KVM
8 6 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (1.28%) LXC
9 4 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.96%) iptables
10 3 (0.96%) OpenAM
10 3 (0.96%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.64%) Xen
11 2 (0.64%) XenApp
12 1 (0.32%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 67 (21.41%) Puppet
2 51 (16.29%) Opscode Chef
3 49 (15.65%) Ansible
4 33 (10.54%) Terraform
5 30 (9.58%) Kubernetes
6 13 (4.15%) Nagios
7 8 (2.56%) ZABBIX
8 7 (2.24%) Salt
8 7 (2.24%) SCOM
9 6 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (1.92%) Grafana
9 6 (1.92%) Nessus
9 6 (1.92%) SCCM
10 5 (1.60%) FortiGate
10 5 (1.60%) Kibana
10 5 (1.60%) Packer
11 4 (1.28%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (1.28%) SCSM
11 4 (1.28%) SCVMM
12 3 (0.96%) WSUS
Vendors
1 69 (22.04%) VMware
2 65 (20.77%) Cisco
3 54 (17.25%) Microsoft
4 34 (10.86%) Juniper
5 17 (5.43%) Red Hat
6 15 (4.79%) Google
6 15 (4.79%) Riverbed
7 13 (4.15%) Oracle
7 13 (4.15%) SolarWinds
8 12 (3.83%) Splunk
9 8 (2.56%) Citrix
9 8 (2.56%) F5
9 8 (2.56%) Palo Alto
10 7 (2.24%) Sophos
11 6 (1.92%) AlienVault
11 6 (1.92%) CommVault
11 6 (1.92%) OutSystems
11 6 (1.92%) Remedy
11 6 (1.92%) Sybase
12 5 (1.60%) Arista