Period
to 24 January 2019

The median annual salary for an Operations Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 24 January 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
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 204 229 188
Rank change year-on-year +25 -41 +23
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 15 5 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.29% 0.089% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.093% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 10 2 11
Scotland median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +18.81% -8.18%
10th Percentile £41,250 £57,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £57,875 £62,500 £50,750
UK median annual salary £46,625 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year -6.75% +3.09% +2.11%

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 4,907 5,398 4,499
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.88% 96.55% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 3,217 3,590 2,885
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +2.33% +1.18%
10th Percentile £28,973 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,800 £65,000 £63,200
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 +11 11 £52,500 -12.50% 1
Glasgow +6 4 £52,500 - 2
Operations Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 8 (53.33%) Security Operations
2 6 (40.00%) MySQL
2 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Finance
3 5 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
4 4 (26.67%) SaaS
4 4 (26.67%) High Availability
4 4 (26.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
4 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
4 4 (26.67%) Data Loss Prevention
5 3 (20.00%) Cloud Operations
5 3 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (20.00%) Data Centre Operations
5 3 (20.00%) Performance Optimisation
5 3 (20.00%) Terraform
5 3 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (20.00%) DevOps
5 3 (20.00%) Public Cloud
5 3 (20.00%) DNS
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (20.00%) HTTP
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (20.00%) Python
5 3 (20.00%) Firewall
5 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (20.00%) Replication

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 2 (13.33%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (26.67%) SaaS
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (20.00%) Firewall
2 3 (20.00%) HTTP
2 3 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (6.67%) DHCP
3 1 (6.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) MySQL
2 3 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (20.00%) Public Cloud
2 3 (20.00%) Replication
3 2 (13.33%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Security Operations
2 5 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
3 4 (26.67%) Data Loss Prevention
3 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (26.67%) High Availability
4 3 (20.00%) Analytics
4 3 (20.00%) Cloud Operations
4 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (20.00%) Data Centre Operations
4 3 (20.00%) DevOps
4 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (20.00%) Performance Optimisation
4 3 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
5 2 (13.33%) SIEM
5 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (20.00%) Python
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) CEH
1 2 (13.33%) CISSP
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
1 2 (13.33%) GIAC
1 2 (13.33%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Docker
2 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
2 1 (6.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Puppet
1 3 (20.00%) Terraform
2 1 (6.67%) Ansible
2 1 (6.67%) Kubernetes
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Apple
2 1 (6.67%) BMC
2 1 (6.67%) Citrix
2 1 (6.67%) LogRhythm
2 1 (6.67%) MobileIron
2 1 (6.67%) Remedy
2 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow