Period
to 19 November 2018

The median annual salary for an Operations Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 19 November 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 > Scotland
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 227 222 211
Rank change year-on-year -5 -11 +25
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 4 6 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.075% 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.11% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 10
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £60,000 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.83% +18.81% -8.18%
10th Percentile £43,750 £57,500 £32,400
90th Percentile £51,250 £63,500 £50,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%

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 5,091 5,386 4,977
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.34% 96.26% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 3,308 3,445 3,081
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,592 £27,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

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
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 19 November 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
Edinburgh +4 4 £47,500 -20.83%
Operations Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Scotland region featuring Operations Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) GIAC
2 1 (25.00%) Replication
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) CEH
2 1 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) Time Management
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) Puppet
2 1 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) Ansible
2 1 (25.00%) Docker
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Kibana
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Microservices
2 1 (25.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Optimisation

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 1 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Mindset
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (25.00%) Data Loss Prevention
1 1 (25.00%) DevOps
1 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (25.00%) Information Security
1 1 (25.00%) Microservices
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Optimisation
1 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (25.00%) Release Management
1 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Security Operations
1 1 (25.00%) Time Management
1 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CEH
1 1 (25.00%) CISSP
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) GIAC
1 1 (25.00%) SSCP
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Docker
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Ansible
1 1 (25.00%) Grafana
1 1 (25.00%) Kibana
1 1 (25.00%) Kubernetes
1 1 (25.00%) Nagios
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
1 1 (25.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Apple