The median annual salary for a Operations Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Operations Engineer
England / South East
Rank 352 360 386
Rank change year-on-year +8 +26  
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 44 96 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.29% 0.50% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.52% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 22 74 55
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £29,375 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £80,000 £54,200
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14420 18572 19803
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.53% 96.67% 96.99%
Number of salaries quoted 12035 15864 15976
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Operations Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Operations Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +19 23 £45,000 +20.00%
Oxfordshire -10 6 £50,000 -37.50%
Berkshire +28 5 £67,500 +17.39%
Hampshire +24 4 £46,250 +23.33%
Kent +26 3 - -
Buckinghamshire +5 2 £30,250 -19.33% 1
East Sussex +3 1 £45,000 +20.00%
Operations Engineer
England

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 46 (60.53%) Linux
2 38 (50.00%) Cisco
3 32 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (38.16%) Firewall
5 22 (28.95%) WAN
6 21 (27.63%) Microsoft
6 21 (27.63%) BGP
6 21 (27.63%) Cisco ASA
7 19 (25.00%) VMware
8 18 (23.68%) CCNA
9 16 (21.05%) MPLS
9 16 (21.05%) OSPF
10 15 (19.74%) CCNP
10 15 (19.74%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (19.74%) High Availability
11 14 (18.42%) F5
11 14 (18.42%) Data Centre
11 14 (18.42%) Cisco IOS
12 13 (17.11%) nginx
12 13 (17.11%) VLAN
12 13 (17.11%) VoIP
12 13 (17.11%) MySQL
12 13 (17.11%) Presales
12 13 (17.11%) Spanning Tree
13 12 (15.79%) DevOps
13 12 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
13 12 (15.79%) Linux Command Line
13 12 (15.79%) CCIP
13 12 (15.79%) SLA
13 12 (15.79%) CCSP

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 13 (17.11%) nginx
2 6 (7.89%) Apache Solr
2 6 (7.89%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.95%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.95%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (38.16%) Firewall
2 22 (28.95%) WAN
3 21 (27.63%) BGP
3 21 (27.63%) Cisco ASA
4 16 (21.05%) MPLS
4 16 (21.05%) OSPF
5 14 (18.42%) Cisco IOS
6 13 (17.11%) Spanning Tree
6 13 (17.11%) VLAN
6 13 (17.11%) VoIP
7 9 (11.84%) Wireless
8 8 (10.53%) Ethernet
8 8 (10.53%) VPN
8 8 (10.53%) Wireshark
9 6 (7.89%) ADSL
9 6 (7.89%) Frame Relay
9 6 (7.89%) Network Security
10 5 (6.58%) DNS
10 5 (6.58%) Internet
11 2 (2.63%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.11%) MySQL
2 2 (2.63%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.32%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (2.63%) Marketing
3 1 (1.32%) Back Office
3 1 (1.32%) Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Billing
3 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.89%) Phusion Passenger
2 1 (1.32%) LAMP
2 1 (1.32%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (1.32%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.42%) Data Centre
2 12 (15.79%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (5.26%) Fintech
3 4 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.95%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.63%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.32%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.32%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.32%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 46 (60.53%) Linux
2 12 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (13.16%) Windows
4 9 (11.84%) Ubuntu
4 9 (11.84%) Unix
5 5 (6.58%) CentOS
5 5 (6.58%) Solaris
6 2 (2.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.74%) High Availability
2 13 (17.11%) Presales
3 12 (15.79%) DevOps
4 8 (10.53%) Security Operations
5 6 (7.89%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (6.58%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (5.26%) Change Management
7 4 (5.26%) Configuration Management
7 4 (5.26%) ITIL
8 3 (3.95%) Attack Monitoring
8 3 (3.95%) Problem Management
8 3 (3.95%) Vulnerability Management
9 2 (2.63%) CRM
9 2 (2.63%) Cybersecurity
9 2 (2.63%) ITSM
9 2 (2.63%) Network Management
9 2 (2.63%) Online Marketing
9 2 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (1.32%) Information Security
10 1 (1.32%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.47%) Python
2 9 (11.84%) Perl
3 8 (10.53%) PowerShell
4 4 (5.26%) Bash Shell
4 4 (5.26%) C#
4 4 (5.26%) Java
5 3 (3.95%) Ruby
6 2 (2.63%) SQL
7 1 (1.32%) C
7 1 (1.32%) C++
7 1 (1.32%) PHP
7 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (23.68%) CCNA
3 15 (19.74%) CCNP
4 12 (15.79%) CCDA
4 12 (15.79%) CCIP
4 12 (15.79%) CCSP
5 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.32%) CCIE
6 1 (1.32%) Degree
6 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.32%) JNCIA
6 1 (1.32%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.79%) SLA
2 3 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.95%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (19.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.26%) VMware ESX
3 3 (3.95%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (3.95%) Xen
4 2 (2.63%) Docker
5 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (7.89%) Galera Cluster
2 6 (7.89%) HAProxy
2 6 (7.89%) logstash
3 3 (3.95%) Ansible
3 3 (3.95%) Puppet
Vendors
1 38 (50.00%) Cisco
2 21 (27.63%) Microsoft
3 19 (25.00%) VMware
4 14 (18.42%) F5
5 12 (15.79%) Red Hat
6 8 (10.53%) Juniper
7 6 (7.89%) Percona
8 3 (3.95%) Oracle
9 2 (2.63%) Dell
9 2 (2.63%) HP
10 1 (1.32%) Adobe
10 1 (1.32%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.32%) Google
10 1 (1.32%) IBM
10 1 (1.32%) NetApp
10 1 (1.32%) Splunk
10 1 (1.32%) Supermicro
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