Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Operations Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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

Operations Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 475 491 521
Rank change year-on-year +16 +30 -46
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 80 97 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.26% 0.28% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.29% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 50 68 93
South East median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% -6.32% +26.67%
10th Percentile £30,975 £23,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +18.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 29734 34034 41244
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 96.98% 96.88%
Number of salaries quoted 24799 28533 34421
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%

Operations Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Operations Engineer in the South East

Operations Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Operations Engineer in the South East

Operations Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Operations Engineer in the South East

Operations Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley +22 39 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Berkshire +47 33 £37,500 -37.50% 2
Hampshire +21 22 £56,500 +41.25% 3
Surrey -4 15 £39,000 -17.89%
Buckinghamshire -1 5 £37,500 +63.04%
East Sussex -11 3 - -
Kent +14 1 £40,000 -
Oxfordshire +6 1 £85,000 +112.50%
Operations Engineer
England

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Operations Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region featuring Operations Engineer in the job title.

1 39 (48.75%) Linux
2 34 (42.50%) Windows
3 29 (36.25%) Python
3 29 (36.25%) Firewall
4 26 (32.50%) Security Operations
5 25 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
6 21 (26.25%) Microsoft Azure
6 21 (26.25%) Finance
7 20 (25.00%) Cisco
7 20 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 20 (25.00%) Fintech
7 20 (25.00%) DevOps
8 18 (22.50%) ITIL
9 17 (21.25%) Windows Server
10 16 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 15 (18.75%) C#
12 14 (17.50%) Network Security
13 13 (16.25%) Java
13 13 (16.25%) SQL Server
13 13 (16.25%) Juniper
13 13 (16.25%) Red Hat
13 13 (16.25%) Palo Alto
14 12 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (15.00%) Puppet
14 12 (15.00%) SSL
14 12 (15.00%) VPN
14 12 (15.00%) VMware
15 11 (13.75%) IPsec
15 11 (13.75%) Unix
15 11 (13.75%) NetScreen

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (7.50%) OpenStack
2 4 (5.00%) JBoss
3 3 (3.75%) Apache
3 3 (3.75%) Apache Solr
4 2 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.50%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 25 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (26.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (13.75%) SaaS
4 1 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.25%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.25%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.25%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.25%) Route 53
4 1 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (36.25%) Firewall
2 14 (17.50%) Network Security
3 12 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (15.00%) SSL
3 12 (15.00%) VPN
4 11 (13.75%) IPsec
4 11 (13.75%) NetScreen
5 10 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 5 (6.25%) WAN
7 3 (3.75%) LAN
7 3 (3.75%) SAN
8 2 (2.50%) BGP
8 2 (2.50%) DSL
8 2 (2.50%) Ethernet
8 2 (2.50%) HTTP
8 2 (2.50%) L2TP
8 2 (2.50%) LDAP
8 2 (2.50%) MPLS
8 2 (2.50%) OSPF
8 2 (2.50%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (6.25%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.00%) MySQL
4 3 (3.75%) Big Data
4 3 (3.75%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.75%) HBase
4 3 (3.75%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.50%) Fiddler
2 2 (2.50%) LINQPad
3 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 21 (26.25%) Finance
2 6 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.00%) Banking
3 4 (5.00%) Billing
4 3 (3.75%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.75%) Law
5 2 (2.50%) Games
6 1 (1.25%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) Sensu
2 3 (3.75%) Kafka
3 2 (2.50%) LINQ
3 2 (2.50%) Middleware
4 1 (1.25%) COM
4 1 (1.25%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.25%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.00%) Fintech
2 8 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 7 (8.75%) Clustering
3 7 (8.75%) Data Protection Act
4 6 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (6.25%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (5.00%) Driving Licence
6 4 (5.00%) Replication
7 3 (3.75%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.25%) CESG
8 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.25%) Video on Demand
8 1 (1.25%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.25%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 39 (48.75%) Linux
2 34 (42.50%) Windows
3 17 (21.25%) Windows Server
4 11 (13.75%) CentOS
4 11 (13.75%) Unix
5 7 (8.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.50%) VMS
7 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.25%) Debian
8 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.50%) Security Operations
2 20 (25.00%) DevOps
3 18 (22.50%) ITIL
4 10 (12.50%) Information Security
4 10 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 10 (12.50%) Security Architecture
5 9 (11.25%) Kalman Filter
5 9 (11.25%) SIEM
5 9 (11.25%) Vulnerability Management
6 8 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (10.00%) DRM
7 7 (8.75%) Configuration Management
7 7 (8.75%) Data Loss Prevention
7 7 (8.75%) Data Protection
7 7 (8.75%) Incident Management
7 7 (8.75%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 6 (7.50%) Digital Forensics
8 6 (7.50%) Web Filtering
9 5 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (6.25%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (36.25%) Python
2 20 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 15 (18.75%) C#
4 13 (16.25%) Java
5 10 (12.50%) SQL
6 7 (8.75%) Bash Shell
6 7 (8.75%) Perl
7 1 (1.25%) PHP
7 1 (1.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (12.50%) CCNA
1 10 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (10.00%) CISSP
3 7 (8.75%) CISM
4 6 (7.50%) JNCIS
5 5 (6.25%) AWS Certification
5 5 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 5 (6.25%) Security Cleared
6 4 (5.00%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.25%) CEH
7 1 (1.25%) CSSLP
7 1 (1.25%) Degree
7 1 (1.25%) GCIH
7 1 (1.25%) GIAC
7 1 (1.25%) SANS
7 1 (1.25%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (8.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 4 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 4 (5.00%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.00%) QA
3 4 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.50%) KVM
3 5 (6.25%) Xen
4 3 (3.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (3.75%) Docker
5 2 (2.50%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (15.00%) Puppet
2 11 (13.75%) FortiGate
3 9 (11.25%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (7.50%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 5 (6.25%) Terraform
6 4 (5.00%) logstash
6 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (3.75%) Ansible
7 3 (3.75%) Kubernetes
7 3 (3.75%) SCCM
8 2 (2.50%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (2.50%) Grafana
8 2 (2.50%) Kibana
8 2 (2.50%) Simpana
9 1 (1.25%) Backup Exec
9 1 (1.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (1.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (1.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (1.25%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 20 (25.00%) Cisco
2 16 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (16.25%) Juniper
3 13 (16.25%) Palo Alto
3 13 (16.25%) Red Hat
4 12 (15.00%) VMware
5 6 (7.50%) Oracle
5 6 (7.50%) ScanSafe
6 5 (6.25%) ServiceNow
7 4 (5.00%) Citrix
8 3 (3.75%) NetApp
8 3 (3.75%) SaltStack
9 2 (2.50%) BMC
9 2 (2.50%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.50%) CommVault
9 2 (2.50%) Splunk
10 1 (1.25%) Avaya
10 1 (1.25%) HP
10 1 (1.25%) Symantec
10 1 (1.25%) Veritas