Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Technical Operations (TechOps)
England > North West
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 284 351 332
Rank change year-on-year +67 -19 +18
Permanent jobs citing Tech Ops 77 21 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.64% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 70 16 10
North West median annual salary £21,750 £47,750 £21,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -54.45% +124.71% -15.00%
10th Percentile £17,500 £25,000 £19,175
90th Percentile £53,800 £142,500 £55,625
England median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -14.29%

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 11,082 12,035 10,465
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.40% 91.37% 90.31%
Number of salaries quoted 8,913 9,699 8,744
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 16 August 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 16 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
Manchester +56 54 £19,000 -60.21% 3
Cheshire +1 15 £47,500 - 3
Merseyside - 6 £47,500 -
Lancashire - 2 £42,500 - 3
Tech Ops
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 45 (58.44%) Windows
2 39 (50.65%) Active Directory
3 36 (46.75%) Windows Server
4 31 (40.26%) VMware
4 31 (40.26%) Hyper-V
5 30 (38.96%) VMware Infrastructure
6 29 (37.66%) Microsoft
7 28 (36.36%) MS Exchange
8 26 (33.77%) DNS
9 25 (32.47%) VMware ESXi
9 25 (32.47%) Exchange Server 2010
9 25 (32.47%) Exchange Server 2013
10 20 (25.97%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (25.97%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (24.68%) DHCP
12 18 (23.38%) Firewall
12 18 (23.38%) ITIL
13 14 (18.18%) Mentoring
14 13 (16.88%) Driving Licence
14 13 (16.88%) Problem-Solving
15 11 (14.29%) Degree
15 11 (14.29%) Mac OS
15 11 (14.29%) DBS Check
16 10 (12.99%) C#
16 10 (12.99%) .NET
16 10 (12.99%) Problem Management
17 9 (11.69%) Network Security
17 9 (11.69%) LAN
17 9 (11.69%) WAN
18 8 (10.39%) TCP/IP

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 28 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 25 (32.47%) Exchange Server 2010
2 25 (32.47%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (10.39%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (6.49%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.60%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (10.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) IaaS
1 5 (6.49%) Office 365
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (33.77%) DNS
2 19 (24.68%) DHCP
3 18 (23.38%) Firewall
4 9 (11.69%) LAN
4 9 (11.69%) Network Security
4 9 (11.69%) WAN
5 8 (10.39%) TCP/IP
6 7 (9.09%) WLAN
7 5 (6.49%) Skype
7 5 (6.49%) Unified Communications
8 4 (5.19%) VPN
9 3 (3.90%) BGP
9 3 (3.90%) Internet
9 3 (3.90%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (3.90%) PBX
9 3 (3.90%) SAN
9 3 (3.90%) Wireless
10 2 (2.60%) MPLS
10 2 (2.60%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (2.60%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.60%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.30%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (5.19%) Finance
1 4 (5.19%) Retail
1 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.60%) Games
3 1 (1.30%) Legal
3 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (24.68%) 1st Line Support
2 17 (22.08%) Support Engineer
3 16 (20.78%) Exchange Support
4 15 (19.48%) 1st Line Engineer
5 12 (15.58%) Network Support
6 11 (14.29%) Analyst
6 11 (14.29%) Service Desk Engineer
7 10 (12.99%) Help Desk Support
8 9 (11.69%) Developer
9 8 (10.39%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 8 (10.39%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (9.09%) Desktop Support
10 7 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 7 (9.09%) Exchange Engineer
10 7 (9.09%) Help Desk Engineer
10 7 (9.09%) Help Desk Support Engineer
10 7 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
10 7 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
10 7 (9.09%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.99%) .NET
2 3 (3.90%) CSS
2 3 (3.90%) HTML
2 3 (3.90%) RESTful
3 2 (2.60%) CSS3
3 2 (2.60%) HTML5
3 2 (2.60%) jQuery
3 2 (2.60%) JSON
3 2 (2.60%) XML
3 2 (2.60%) XSD
4 1 (1.30%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.30%) LAMP
4 1 (1.30%) React
4 1 (1.30%) Symfony
4 1 (1.30%) Vue.js
4 1 (1.30%) WCF
4 1 (1.30%) Web Services
4 1 (1.30%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.88%) Driving Licence
2 6 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.79%) Smart Meter
2 6 (7.79%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (6.49%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.49%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.49%) PKI
4 4 (5.19%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.60%) Clustering
5 2 (2.60%) e-Learning
5 2 (2.60%) Robotics
6 1 (1.30%) Fintech
6 1 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.30%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.30%) Smart Energy
6 1 (1.30%) User Experience
6 1 (1.30%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 45 (58.44%) Windows
2 36 (46.75%) Windows Server
3 20 (25.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (25.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (14.29%) Mac OS
5 5 (6.49%) Linux
6 2 (2.60%) Unix
7 1 (1.30%) CentOS
7 1 (1.30%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.38%) ITIL
2 14 (18.18%) Mentoring
3 13 (16.88%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (12.99%) Problem Management
5 8 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (9.09%) Hardware Maintenance
6 7 (9.09%) SDLC
6 7 (9.09%) Service Delivery
7 6 (7.79%) Security Operations
7 6 (7.79%) Test Automation
8 5 (6.49%) Coaching
8 5 (6.49%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (6.49%) Incident Management
8 5 (6.49%) Information Security
9 4 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (5.19%) Functional Testing
9 4 (5.19%) Protective Monitoring
9 4 (5.19%) Security Management
9 4 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (5.19%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.99%) C#
2 5 (6.49%) SQL
3 3 (3.90%) C++
3 3 (3.90%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.60%) Perl
4 2 (2.60%) PHP
4 2 (2.60%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.60%) Python
5 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (14.29%) DBS Check
1 11 (14.29%) Degree
2 6 (7.79%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.19%) CCNP
3 4 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (5.19%) CISSP
3 4 (5.19%) GCIH
3 4 (5.19%) GIAC
4 3 (3.90%) MCSA
4 3 (3.90%) MCSE
4 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.60%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.60%) CCNA
6 1 (1.30%) CCIE
6 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) GDPR
2 2 (2.60%) ISO 14001
2 2 (2.60%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.30%) ISAE 3402
3 1 (1.30%) QA
3 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (50.65%) Active Directory
2 31 (40.26%) Hyper-V
3 30 (38.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (32.47%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (10.39%) XenApp
5 8 (10.39%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.30%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) SCCM
1 3 (3.90%) SCOM
1 3 (3.90%) SmoothWall
2 1 (1.30%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 31 (40.26%) VMware
2 29 (37.66%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.39%) Citrix
4 7 (9.09%) Cisco
5 5 (6.49%) SolarWinds
6 4 (5.19%) HP
7 3 (3.90%) Aruba
7 3 (3.90%) Remedy
7 3 (3.90%) SonicWALL
8 2 (2.60%) Acme Packet
8 2 (2.60%) Apple
8 2 (2.60%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.60%) Juniper
8 2 (2.60%) Pega
8 2 (2.60%) Sonus
9 1 (1.30%) arcserve
9 1 (1.30%) F5
9 1 (1.30%) Infoblox
9 1 (1.30%) McAfee
9 1 (1.30%) Red Hat