Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Tech Ops skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Tech Ops over the 6 months to 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Technical Operations (TechOps)
England > North West
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 289 342 356
Rank change year-on-year +53 +14 +2
Permanent jobs citing Tech Ops 65 29 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.57% 0.22% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.24% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 55 24 10
North West median annual salary £21,000 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -44.00% -16.67% +73.08%
10th Percentile £17,500 £19,500 £35,600
90th Percentile £55,500 £57,938 £63,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -18.18%

Tech Ops is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 10,303 12,088 11,344
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.04% 91.59% 91.68%
Number of salaries quoted 8,279 9,611 9,447
North West median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Tech Ops
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Tech Ops as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Tech Ops in the North West

Tech Ops
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tech Ops in the North West.

Salary trend for Tech Ops in the North West

Tech Ops
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tech Ops in the North West over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Tech Ops in the North West

Tech Ops
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tech Ops within the North West region over the 6 months to 11 December 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
Manchester +35 45 £19,000 -49.33% 8
Cheshire +37 16 £47,500 +137.50% 2
Merseyside - 3 £31,575 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Tech Ops
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT jobs citing Tech Ops also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Tech Ops.

1 38 (58.46%) Windows
2 37 (56.92%) Active Directory
3 29 (44.62%) Windows Server
4 26 (40.00%) Hyper-V
5 25 (38.46%) MS Exchange
5 25 (38.46%) VMware
6 24 (36.92%) Microsoft
6 24 (36.92%) VMware Infrastructure
7 23 (35.38%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (35.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 23 (35.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 21 (32.31%) DNS
9 18 (27.69%) ITIL
9 18 (27.69%) DHCP
10 15 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (18.46%) Firewall
12 11 (16.92%) Driving Licence
13 10 (15.38%) Service Delivery
13 10 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
14 9 (13.85%) Citrix
14 9 (13.85%) Change Management
14 9 (13.85%) DBS Check
14 9 (13.85%) Mac OS
15 8 (12.31%) XenApp
15 8 (12.31%) XenDesktop
15 8 (12.31%) Network Security
15 8 (12.31%) Data Centre
15 8 (12.31%) Line Management
15 8 (12.31%) GDPR

Tech Ops
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 25 (38.46%) MS Exchange
2 23 (35.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 23 (35.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (12.31%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 10 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.69%) Office 365
2 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (32.31%) DNS
2 18 (27.69%) DHCP
3 12 (18.46%) Firewall
4 8 (12.31%) Network Security
5 3 (4.62%) Internet
5 3 (4.62%) Intranet
6 2 (3.08%) LAN
6 2 (3.08%) MPLS
6 2 (3.08%) SAN
6 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.08%) VPN
6 2 (3.08%) WAN
7 1 (1.54%) BGP
7 1 (1.54%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.54%) EIGRP
7 1 (1.54%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.54%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.54%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.54%) Wireless
7 1 (1.54%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.54%) Mercurial
1 1 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.54%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (9.23%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.54%) Electronics
3 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.54%) Marketing
3 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (26.15%) 1st Line Support
2 16 (24.62%) Exchange Support
2 16 (24.62%) Support Engineer
3 15 (23.08%) 1st Line Engineer
4 12 (18.46%) Network Support
5 11 (16.92%) Service Desk Engineer
6 10 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (15.38%) Analyst
6 10 (15.38%) Help Desk Support
7 8 (12.31%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 8 (12.31%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 8 (12.31%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (12.31%) Desktop Support
7 8 (12.31%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 8 (12.31%) Operations Analyst
8 7 (10.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (10.77%) Exchange Engineer
8 7 (10.77%) First Line Help Desk Support
8 7 (10.77%) Help Desk Support Engineer
8 7 (10.77%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.08%) Web Services
2 1 (1.54%) .NET
2 1 (1.54%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (1.54%) CSS
2 1 (1.54%) CSS3
2 1 (1.54%) HTML
2 1 (1.54%) HTML5
2 1 (1.54%) RESTful
2 1 (1.54%) WCF
2 1 (1.54%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.92%) Driving Licence
2 8 (12.31%) Data Centre
3 5 (7.69%) Smart Meter
4 4 (6.15%) Fintech
5 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.62%) e-Learning
6 2 (3.08%) PKI
7 1 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.54%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.54%) Smart Energy
7 1 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.54%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 38 (58.46%) Windows
2 29 (44.62%) Windows Server
3 15 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (13.85%) Mac OS
5 5 (7.69%) Linux
6 1 (1.54%) CentOS
6 1 (1.54%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.69%) ITIL
2 10 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 9 (13.85%) Change Management
4 8 (12.31%) Line Management
5 7 (10.77%) Data Protection
5 7 (10.77%) Hardware Maintenance
5 7 (10.77%) Matrix Management
5 7 (10.77%) Validation
5 7 (10.77%) Workshop Facilitation
6 6 (9.23%) Security Operations
7 5 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (7.69%) Problem Management
8 4 (6.15%) Information Security
8 4 (6.15%) Mentoring
9 3 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (4.62%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (4.62%) Performance Management
9 3 (4.62%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (4.62%) Risk Management
10 2 (3.08%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
1 1 (1.54%) C#
1 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
1 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.54%) SQL
1 1 (1.54%) T-SQL
1 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) DBS Check
2 1 (1.54%) CISSP
2 1 (1.54%) Degree
2 1 (1.54%) GCIH
2 1 (1.54%) GIAC
2 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.31%) GDPR
System Software
1 37 (56.92%) Active Directory
2 26 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 24 (36.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (35.38%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (12.31%) XenApp
5 8 (12.31%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.54%) Docker
6 1 (1.54%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.54%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) SCCM
1 3 (4.62%) SmoothWall
2 1 (1.54%) Ansible
2 1 (1.54%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.54%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (38.46%) VMware
2 24 (36.92%) Microsoft
3 9 (13.85%) Citrix
4 5 (7.69%) Cisco
5 3 (4.62%) Aruba
5 3 (4.62%) HP
5 3 (4.62%) Remedy
5 3 (4.62%) SonicWALL
6 2 (3.08%) Apple
7 1 (1.54%) CyberArk
7 1 (1.54%) F5
7 1 (1.54%) Infoblox
7 1 (1.54%) McAfee
7 1 (1.54%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.54%) SAP