The median annual salary for a Computer Operator was £21,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Operator
UK
Rank 862 944 932
Rank change year-on-year +82 -12  
Permanent jobs requiring a Computer Operator 5 20 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.019% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.020% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 5 19 22
Median salary £21,750 £18,000 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.83% -30.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,600 £18,000 £19,800
10% offered a salary of more than £27,329 £25,500 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £21,750 £18,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year +20.83% -25.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81759 99530 102645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67832 83314 83806
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Computer Operator
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Computer Operator in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Operator in the UK

Computer Operator
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Computer Operator.

Salary trend for Computer Operator in the UK

Computer Operator
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Operator within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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
England +78 4 £21,750 +20.83% 1
Northampton - 3 £21,750 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £21,750 -
East Midlands - 3 £21,750 -
London +69 1 £28,881 +0.45%
Scotland +24 1 £25,000 +8.69%
Glasgow +21 1 £25,000 +8.69%
Hendon - 1 £28,881 -

Computer Operator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Computer Operator 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 featuring Computer Operator in the job title.

1 6 (42.86%) Mainframe
2 5 (35.71%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) Finance
3 4 (28.57%) Unix
3 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 3 (21.43%) MS Office
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (21.43%) Banking
5 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
5 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
5 2 (14.29%) IBM
5 2 (14.29%) Linux
6 1 (7.14%) ATM
6 1 (7.14%) SLA
6 1 (7.14%) AIX
6 1 (7.14%) HP
6 1 (7.14%) Intel
6 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (7.14%) Remedy
6 1 (7.14%) Service Management
6 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
6 1 (7.14%) High Availability
6 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (7.14%) Back Office
6 1 (7.14%) AS400

Computer Operator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (21.43%) MS Office
2 3 (21.43%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) ATM
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
4 1 (7.14%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Mainframe
2 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) AS400
3 1 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Unix
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.14%) High Availability
3 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Intel
3 1 (7.14%) Remedy