Operational Technology Jobs in the UK excluding London

Operational Technology (OT)
UK > UK excluding London

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Operational Technology in permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Operational Technology over the 6 months to 23 April 2024 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

6 months to
23 Apr 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 511 543 749
Rank change year-on-year +32 +206 -117
Permanent jobs citing Operational Technology 249 218 90
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.36% 0.35% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.05% 0.85% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 166 89 55
10th Percentile £37,500 £42,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £48,250 £46,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,084 £62,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% - -8.09%
75th Percentile £65,000 £77,500 £81,875
90th Percentile £72,500 £85,750 £91,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -25.00% - -6.67%

All Generic Skills
UK excluding London

Operational Technology is in the General and Transferable Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 23,713 25,672 30,617
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 34.00% 41.20% 43.34%
Number of salaries quoted 15,172 11,536 15,842
10th Percentile £26,250 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £40,250 £39,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £65,000 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -15.38% +4.00% +4.17%

Operational Technology
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Operational Technology as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Operational Technology in the UK excluding London

Operational Technology
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Operational Technology in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Operational Technology in the UK excluding London

Operational Technology
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Operational Technology in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 23 April 2024.

Salary histogram for Operational Technology in the UK excluding London

Operational Technology
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Operational Technology within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 23 April 2024. 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
Jobs
North of England +56 85 £52,084 -19.87% 9
North West +18 59 £52,084 -19.87% 6
Midlands +17 44 £47,000 -13.16% 34
East of England +63 38 £45,000 -35.71% 12
West Midlands +21 35 £56,250 +3.94% 31
South East +3 30 £67,500 +28.57% 18
South West -16 28 £40,000 -44.83% 8
Scotland -55 21 £51,000 -29.66% 7
Yorkshire +81 19 £51,000 +13.33% 2
East Midlands -6 8 £40,000 -27.27% 3
North East - 7 £71,250 - 1
Wales +1 3 £49,000 -50.51% 4
Operational Technology
UK

Operational Technology
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the UK excluding London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (3.61%) Microsoft Exchange
2 8 (3.21%) CMS
3 5 (2.01%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.40%) Apache
4 1 (0.40%) IIS
4 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (8.43%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.21%) AutoCAD
2 8 (3.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.61%) EPLAN
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.40%) PTC Creo
4 1 (0.40%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.83%) Microsoft 365
2 12 (4.82%) Azure
3 11 (4.42%) SaaS
4 7 (2.81%) IaaS
4 7 (2.81%) PaaS
4 7 (2.81%) Power Platform
5 6 (2.41%) AWS
6 2 (0.80%) GCP
7 1 (0.40%) Azure DevOps
7 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.40%) Entra ID
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.83%) Firewall
2 12 (4.82%) Network Security
2 12 (4.82%) WAN
3 11 (4.42%) TCP/IP
4 8 (3.21%) MPLS
4 8 (3.21%) SD-WAN
4 8 (3.21%) VSAN
5 5 (2.01%) NAS
5 5 (2.01%) SAN
5 5 (2.01%) VoIP
6 4 (1.61%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (1.61%) LAN
7 3 (1.20%) Wireless
8 2 (0.80%) DMZ
8 2 (0.80%) Internet
8 2 (0.80%) Modbus
9 1 (0.40%) Broadband
9 1 (0.40%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.81%) Power BI
2 6 (2.41%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.01%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.01%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.80%) Metadata
4 2 (0.80%) Tableau
5 1 (0.40%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.40%) GIS
5 1 (0.40%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Burp Suite
1 3 (1.20%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.80%) JIRA
3 1 (0.40%) Chocolatey
3 1 (0.40%) Git
3 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
General
1 50 (20.08%) Manufacturing
2 23 (9.24%) Social Skills
3 18 (7.23%) Finance
4 17 (6.83%) Marketing
5 15 (6.02%) Aerospace
5 15 (6.02%) Legal
6 12 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (4.42%) Telecoms
8 7 (2.81%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (2.81%) Retail
9 5 (2.01%) Games
9 5 (2.01%) Public Sector
10 3 (1.20%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 3 (1.20%) Influencing Skills
10 3 (1.20%) Law
11 2 (0.80%) Advertising
11 2 (0.80%) Automotive
12 1 (0.40%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 35 (14.06%) Analyst
2 24 (9.64%) Consultant
2 24 (9.64%) Security Consultant
3 22 (8.84%) SCADA Engineer
4 19 (7.63%) Lead
4 19 (7.63%) Senior
5 17 (6.83%) Software Engineer
6 16 (6.43%) Data Engineer
7 15 (6.02%) Security Specialist
8 14 (5.62%) Security Engineer
8 14 (5.62%) Security Operations Specialist
9 13 (5.22%) Cybersecurity Specialist
9 13 (5.22%) Security Analyst
9 13 (5.22%) Systems Analyst
10 12 (4.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (4.82%) SCADA Software Engineer
10 12 (4.82%) Systems Engineer
11 11 (4.42%) Managing Consultant
12 10 (4.02%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 10 (4.02%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.41%) Middleware
1 6 (2.41%) Web Services
2 2 (0.80%) REST
3 1 (0.40%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.40%) Node-RED
3 1 (0.40%) XML
3 1 (0.40%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (22.09%) SCADA
2 33 (13.25%) Industrial Internet of Things
3 31 (12.45%) Management Information System
4 14 (5.62%) Cyber Threat
5 12 (4.82%) Cyber Defence
6 10 (4.02%) Renewable Energy
7 9 (3.61%) IoT
8 8 (3.21%) Clustering
9 7 (2.81%) Driving Licence
9 7 (2.81%) Mobile App
10 6 (2.41%) Data Centre
11 5 (2.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 5 (2.01%) Smart Energy
11 5 (2.01%) Smart Meter
12 4 (1.61%) Security Posture
12 4 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
13 3 (1.20%) Product Ownership
13 3 (1.20%) Security Operations Centre
14 2 (0.80%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 2 (0.80%) Industry 4.0
Operating Systems
1 46 (18.47%) Windows
2 33 (13.25%) Windows Server
3 13 (5.22%) Linux
4 8 (3.21%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.20%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (64.26%) Cybersecurity
2 67 (26.91%) Risk Management
3 51 (20.48%) Incident Response
4 37 (14.86%) Change Management
5 30 (12.05%) Information Security
6 29 (11.65%) Problem-Solving
7 23 (9.24%) Security Architecture
8 22 (8.84%) Project Delivery
9 21 (8.43%) Continuous Improvement
9 21 (8.43%) Mentoring
10 20 (8.03%) Penetration Testing
10 20 (8.03%) Systems Engineering
10 20 (8.03%) Vulnerability Management
11 18 (7.23%) Software Engineering
11 18 (7.23%) User Experience
12 17 (6.83%) Data Acquisition
13 16 (6.43%) UX Design
13 16 (6.43%) Value Proposition
14 15 (6.02%) ITIL
15 14 (5.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.62%) Python
2 13 (5.22%) SQL
3 12 (4.82%) Bash
4 6 (2.41%) Java
4 6 (2.41%) VB
5 3 (1.20%) C#
5 3 (1.20%) C++
5 3 (1.20%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.80%) Ladder Logic
7 1 (0.40%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.40%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 66 (26.51%) Degree
1 66 (26.51%) Security Cleared
2 43 (17.27%) SC Cleared
3 18 (7.23%) CISSP
4 15 (6.02%) CISM
5 12 (4.82%) CASP
5 12 (4.82%) CEH
5 12 (4.82%) CRISC
6 8 (3.21%) A+ Certification
6 8 (3.21%) HND
7 6 (2.41%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.41%) MCSE
7 6 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (2.01%) CCNA
8 5 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.01%) HNC
9 4 (1.61%) CREST Certified
9 4 (1.61%) Master's Degree
10 3 (1.20%) OSCE
10 3 (1.20%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.44%) NCSC
2 25 (10.04%) NIST
3 23 (9.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (4.02%) SLA
5 9 (3.61%) QA
6 7 (2.81%) COBIT
7 6 (2.41%) GDPR
7 6 (2.41%) GRC
7 6 (2.41%) PCI DSS
8 4 (1.61%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 15288
9 2 (0.80%) IEC 61131
9 2 (0.80%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.40%) PMO
10 1 (0.40%) SOC 2
10 1 (0.40%) TickIT
System Software
1 32 (12.85%) Hyper-V
2 24 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (7.23%) Active Directory
4 8 (3.21%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (3.21%) Failover Clustering
2 7 (2.81%) Nessus
3 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.20%) Nmap
5 2 (0.80%) Functional Safety
6 1 (0.40%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 1 (0.40%) Ansible
6 1 (0.40%) QRadar
6 1 (0.40%) SCCM
6 1 (0.40%) SCOM
6 1 (0.40%) Terraform
Vendors
1 31 (12.45%) Microsoft
2 24 (9.64%) VMware
3 9 (3.61%) Qualys
4 8 (3.21%) Meraki
5 6 (2.41%) Oracle
5 6 (2.41%) Siemens
6 5 (2.01%) Allen-Bradley
7 4 (1.61%) EMC
7 4 (1.61%) Rockwell
8 3 (1.20%) OneTrust
9 2 (0.80%) AVEVA
9 2 (0.80%) Forcepoint
9 2 (0.80%) LogRhythm
9 2 (0.80%) SAP
9 2 (0.80%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.80%) Varonis
10 1 (0.40%) ESRI
10 1 (0.40%) IBM
10 1 (0.40%) NEC
10 1 (0.40%) TOWER Software