Period
to 22 August 2019

The median annual salary for an Operations Engineer was £66,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Operations Engineer
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 195 224 225
Rank change year-on-year +29 +1 +5
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 27 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.53% 0.091% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.095% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 5
Scotland median annual salary £66,000 £52,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.71% -16.00% +78.57%
10th Percentile £50,000 £47,750 £54,500
90th Percentile £72,700 £59,250 £63,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4,888 5,252 5,134
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.10% 95.72% 95.36%
Number of salaries quoted 3,151 3,550 3,178
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -3.41%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,375 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

Operations Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Operations Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Operations Engineer in Scotland

Operations Engineer
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Operations Engineer in Scotland.

Salary trend for Operations Engineer in Scotland

Operations Engineer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Engineer in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Operations Engineer in Scotland

Operations Engineer
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Engineer within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 22 August 2019. 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
Edinburgh +13 26 £68,000 +20.89% 2
Glasgow +31 1 £53,000 +6.00%
Operations Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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 Scotland region featuring Operations Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (74.07%) AWS
2 17 (62.96%) Terraform
2 17 (62.96%) Problem-Solving
3 16 (59.26%) Performance Optimisation
3 16 (59.26%) Puppet
3 16 (59.26%) Relational Database
3 16 (59.26%) MySQL
3 16 (59.26%) Configuration Management
4 15 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (55.56%) Replication
4 15 (55.56%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (51.85%) Public Cloud
6 13 (48.15%) DevOps
7 12 (44.44%) Software Engineering
8 7 (25.93%) DNS
8 7 (25.93%) User Experience
9 6 (22.22%) Front End Development
9 6 (22.22%) Web Operations
9 6 (22.22%) Apache
9 6 (22.22%) Tomcat
9 6 (22.22%) Project Management
9 6 (22.22%) SEO
9 6 (22.22%) CMS
9 6 (22.22%) WordPress
10 5 (18.52%) Linux
11 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
12 3 (11.11%) Docker
12 3 (11.11%) Amazon S3
12 3 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (11.11%) Cloud Operations

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 6 (22.22%) Apache
1 6 (22.22%) CMS
1 6 (22.22%) Tomcat
1 6 (22.22%) WordPress
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 20 (74.07%) AWS
2 3 (11.11%) Amazon S3
3 2 (7.41%) GitHub
3 2 (7.41%) SaaS
3 2 (7.41%) Trello
4 1 (3.70%) Akamai
4 1 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (3.70%) Azure
4 1 (3.70%) G Suite
4 1 (3.70%) GCP
4 1 (3.70%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (3.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) DNS
2 2 (7.41%) HTTPS
3 1 (3.70%) DHCP
3 1 (3.70%) HTTP
3 1 (3.70%) Kerberos
3 1 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (3.70%) SAN
3 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (59.26%) MySQL
1 16 (59.26%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.70%) Fiddler
2 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (7.41%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (3.70%) OAuth
2 1 (3.70%) OAuth2
2 1 (3.70%) OpenID
2 1 (3.70%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (55.56%) Replication
2 14 (51.85%) Public Cloud
3 7 (25.93%) User Experience
4 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.70%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Windows
3 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Unix
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) Problem-Solving
2 16 (59.26%) Configuration Management
2 16 (59.26%) Performance Optimisation
3 15 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (48.15%) DevOps
5 12 (44.44%) Software Engineering
6 6 (22.22%) Front End Development
6 6 (22.22%) Project Management
6 6 (22.22%) SEO
6 6 (22.22%) Web Operations
7 3 (11.11%) Cloud Operations
7 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
8 2 (7.41%) Fintech
9 1 (3.70%) Change Control
9 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (3.70%) Creative Thinking
9 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
9 1 (3.70%) Load Balancing
9 1 (3.70%) Server Management
9 1 (3.70%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) Python
2 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.70%) LPIC
2 1 (3.70%) RHCE
System Software
1 15 (55.56%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (11.11%) Docker
3 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (62.96%) Terraform
2 16 (59.26%) Puppet
3 1 (3.70%) Ansible
3 1 (3.70%) Kibana
Vendors
1 1 (3.70%) Citrix
1 1 (3.70%) Google
1 1 (3.70%) HP
1 1 (3.70%) IBM
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.70%) Okta
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle
1 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
1 1 (3.70%) VMware