Period
to 23 June 2018

The median annual salary for an Operations Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 814 778 730
Rank change year-on-year -36 -48 +54
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 345 400 567
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.25% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.26% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 263 309 448
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,350 £28,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,875
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 156,537 156,815 182,663
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.31% 96.27% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 127,985 130,124 155,125
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 £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -53 159 £60,000 +20.00% 19
South East +17 83 £41,000 -8.89% 10
North of England +15 42 £42,500 -10.53% 12
Midlands +4 30 £55,000 +57.14% 5
North West +12 28 £45,000 +5.88% 7
South West -9 21 £47,500 +28.38% 6
East Midlands +25 17 £55,000 - 2
Yorkshire +16 13 £40,000 -20.00% 1
West Midlands -1 13 £70,000 +100.00% 3
East of England -6 12 £50,000 +37.93% 2
North East -16 1 £33,440 - 4
Operations Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 168 (48.70%) Linux
2 145 (42.03%) Windows
3 117 (33.91%) DevOps
4 93 (26.96%) Amazon AWS
5 85 (24.64%) VMware
6 81 (23.48%) Firewall
6 81 (23.48%) PowerShell
7 79 (22.90%) Python
8 77 (22.32%) ITIL
9 73 (21.16%) Agile Software Development
10 71 (20.58%) Bash Shell
11 69 (20.00%) Puppet
12 68 (19.71%) Microsoft
13 67 (19.42%) Finance
14 62 (17.97%) VMware Infrastructure
15 60 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
16 59 (17.10%) Cisco
17 58 (16.81%) Ansible
18 57 (16.52%) Opscode Chef
19 55 (15.94%) Windows Server
20 54 (15.65%) Java
21 51 (14.78%) SQL Server
22 50 (14.49%) Jenkins
23 49 (14.20%) TCP/IP
24 48 (13.91%) Active Directory
25 47 (13.62%) SQL
26 44 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
26 44 (12.75%) Data Centre
27 43 (12.46%) Ruby
28 42 (12.17%) Configuration 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 22 (6.38%) Apache
2 21 (6.09%) OpenStack
3 14 (4.06%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (3.48%) JBoss
4 12 (3.48%) MS Exchange
5 11 (3.19%) Apache Solr
5 11 (3.19%) nginx
6 10 (2.90%) Skype for Business
6 10 (2.90%) Tomcat
7 8 (2.32%) WebSphere
8 7 (2.03%) Confluence
8 7 (2.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 5 (1.45%) Apache Spark
9 5 (1.45%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (1.45%) IIS
9 5 (1.45%) SharePoint
10 4 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.16%) CMS
11 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.87%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (2.32%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.58%) Workfront
2 1 (0.29%) iTrent
2 1 (0.29%) Siebel CRM
2 1 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 93 (26.96%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (8.12%) SaaS
4 22 (6.38%) IaaS
5 14 (4.06%) PaaS
6 13 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (3.77%) Amazon S3
7 11 (3.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 11 (3.19%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (3.19%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (3.19%) Office 365
8 7 (2.03%) OpenShift
9 6 (1.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (1.16%) Route 53
12 3 (0.87%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (0.87%) CloudFront
12 3 (0.87%) NuGet
12 3 (0.87%) Serverless
13 2 (0.58%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 81 (23.48%) Firewall
2 49 (14.20%) TCP/IP
3 39 (11.30%) DNS
4 32 (9.28%) VPN
4 32 (9.28%) Wireless
5 24 (6.96%) HTTP
5 24 (6.96%) WAN
6 23 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
7 16 (4.64%) BGP
7 16 (4.64%) DHCP
7 16 (4.64%) LAN
7 16 (4.64%) Network Security
7 16 (4.64%) Wireless Security
7 16 (4.64%) Wireshark
8 13 (3.77%) SAN
9 12 (3.48%) OSPF
10 11 (3.19%) Internet
10 11 (3.19%) IPv4
10 11 (3.19%) IPv6
11 10 (2.90%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (14.78%) SQL Server
2 37 (10.72%) MySQL
3 18 (5.22%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (4.64%) NoSQL
4 16 (4.64%) Redis
4 16 (4.64%) Relational Database
5 13 (3.77%) Amazon RDS
6 12 (3.48%) Big Data
7 8 (2.32%) DB2
7 8 (2.32%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.74%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (1.74%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.45%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.58%) NuoDB
13 1 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 50 (14.49%) Jenkins
2 26 (7.54%) Git (software)
3 14 (4.06%) Bitbucket
4 12 (3.48%) JIRA
5 10 (2.90%) GoCD
6 7 (2.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (2.03%) Sonatype Nexus
6 7 (2.03%) TeamCity
7 6 (1.74%) Vagrant
8 5 (1.45%) Fiddler
8 5 (1.45%) LINQPad
9 4 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (1.16%) RSpec
10 3 (0.87%) Bower
10 3 (0.87%) CA Release Automation
10 3 (0.87%) Maven
10 3 (0.87%) SonarQube
10 3 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.58%) Ant
11 2 (0.58%) Subversion
General
1 67 (19.42%) Finance
2 40 (11.59%) Banking
3 21 (6.09%) Investment Banking
4 19 (5.51%) Retail
5 15 (4.35%) Games
6 10 (2.90%) Financial Institution
7 9 (2.61%) Law
7 9 (2.61%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.74%) Marketing
9 3 (0.87%) Advertising
10 2 (0.58%) Publishing
11 1 (0.29%) Automotive
11 1 (0.29%) Billing
11 1 (0.29%) Legal
11 1 (0.29%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (10.72%) Web Services
2 27 (7.83%) Middleware
3 21 (6.09%) LDAP
4 18 (5.22%) .NET
5 13 (3.77%) LAMP
6 9 (2.61%) HTML
7 8 (2.32%) FIX Protocol
7 8 (2.32%) HTML5
7 8 (2.32%) RESTful
8 7 (2.03%) Node.js
9 6 (1.74%) 802.1X
9 6 (1.74%) Elastic Stack
9 6 (1.74%) REST
10 5 (1.45%) .NET Core
10 5 (1.45%) JSON
10 5 (1.45%) LINQ
11 3 (0.87%) ASP.NET
12 2 (0.58%) jQuery
12 2 (0.58%) SAML
12 2 (0.58%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.75%) Data Centre
2 20 (5.80%) Fintech
3 19 (5.51%) Hedge funds
4 16 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (4.35%) Clustering
6 12 (3.48%) Management Information System
6 12 (3.48%) Video Conferencing
7 11 (3.19%) Algorithms
8 10 (2.90%) Computer Science
9 9 (2.61%) Data Structures
10 8 (2.32%) Cyberthreat
10 8 (2.32%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (2.32%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (2.32%) Mobile App
11 7 (2.03%) Private Cloud
11 7 (2.03%) Replication
12 6 (1.74%) Minimum Viable Product
13 5 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (1.45%) Public Cloud
13 5 (1.45%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 168 (48.70%) Linux
2 145 (42.03%) Windows
3 55 (15.94%) Windows Server
4 25 (7.25%) Unix
5 23 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (2.61%) CentOS
9 7 (2.03%) VMS
10 4 (1.16%) Debian
10 4 (1.16%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.87%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.58%) Amazon Linux
12 2 (0.58%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.58%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.29%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (33.91%) DevOps
2 77 (22.32%) ITIL
3 73 (21.16%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
5 42 (12.17%) Configuration Management
6 37 (10.72%) Security Operations
7 34 (9.86%) High Availability
8 33 (9.57%) Information Security
9 30 (8.70%) Problem Management
10 29 (8.41%) Problem-Solving
11 26 (7.54%) Penetration Testing
11 26 (7.54%) Tech Ops
12 24 (6.96%) Continuous Delivery
12 24 (6.96%) Service Delivery
12 24 (6.96%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 24 (6.96%) Test Automation
13 22 (6.38%) Mentoring
13 22 (6.38%) Open Source
14 21 (6.09%) Software Engineering
15 20 (5.80%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 81 (23.48%) PowerShell
2 79 (22.90%) Python
3 71 (20.58%) Bash Shell
4 54 (15.65%) Java
5 47 (13.62%) SQL
6 43 (12.46%) Ruby
7 34 (9.86%) Perl
8 33 (9.57%) C#
9 30 (8.70%) JavaScript
9 30 (8.70%) Shell Script
10 17 (4.93%) PHP
11 7 (2.03%) C++
11 7 (2.03%) Groovy
12 6 (1.74%) VB
13 5 (1.45%) C
14 4 (1.16%) Go
14 4 (1.16%) Scala
15 3 (0.87%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.58%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.58%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (11.88%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (10.72%) Degree
3 31 (8.99%) CCNP
4 30 (8.70%) CCNA
5 17 (4.93%) ITIL Certification
5 17 (4.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (4.93%) Security Cleared
6 14 (4.06%) MCSE
7 10 (2.90%) SC Cleared
8 9 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (2.32%) MCSA
9 8 (2.32%) RHCSA
10 7 (2.03%) MCP
11 6 (1.74%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (1.74%) CISSP
12 4 (1.16%) CCIE
12 4 (1.16%) GIAC
12 4 (1.16%) JNCIA
13 3 (0.87%) GCIH
13 3 (0.87%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (10.14%) SLA
2 16 (4.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.74%) QA
4 4 (1.16%) GDPR
4 4 (1.16%) PSD2
5 3 (0.87%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.58%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.58%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.29%) GCP
7 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 62 (17.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (13.91%) Active Directory
3 42 (12.17%) Docker
4 14 (4.06%) Hyper-V
4 14 (4.06%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (3.77%) vSphere
6 12 (3.48%) KVM
7 7 (2.03%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (2.03%) VMware Server
8 6 (1.74%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.16%) iptables
9 4 (1.16%) LXC
9 4 (1.16%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.58%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.58%) Xen
10 2 (0.58%) XenApp
11 1 (0.29%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 69 (20.00%) Puppet
2 58 (16.81%) Ansible
3 57 (16.52%) Opscode Chef
4 40 (11.59%) Terraform
5 27 (7.83%) Kubernetes
6 16 (4.64%) Kibana
7 13 (3.77%) Nagios
8 10 (2.90%) Failover Clustering
8 10 (2.90%) Nessus
9 9 (2.61%) Salt
10 8 (2.32%) SCOM
11 7 (2.03%) Packer
11 7 (2.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 7 (2.03%) WSUS
12 6 (1.74%) SCCM
12 6 (1.74%) SolarWinds Orion
13 5 (1.45%) ZABBIX
14 3 (0.87%) Cacti
14 3 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
14 3 (0.87%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 85 (24.64%) VMware
2 68 (19.71%) Microsoft
3 59 (17.10%) Cisco
4 33 (9.57%) Juniper
5 26 (7.54%) Red Hat
6 18 (5.22%) SolarWinds
7 16 (4.64%) Oracle
8 15 (4.35%) Citrix
8 15 (4.35%) Google
9 12 (3.48%) Riverbed
10 9 (2.61%) Ivanti
10 9 (2.61%) NetApp
10 9 (2.61%) Shavlik
11 8 (2.32%) Apple
11 8 (2.32%) Arista
11 8 (2.32%) Splunk
12 7 (2.03%) CommVault
12 7 (2.03%) F5
12 7 (2.03%) Palo Alto
13 6 (1.74%) AlienVault