Operational Technology Jobs

Operational Technology (OT)
UK

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Operational Technology in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that cited Operational Technology over the 6 months leading up to 23 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
23 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 544 606 1060
Rank change year-on-year +62 +454 -190
Permanent jobs citing Operational Technology 395 335 203
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.36% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.07% 0.84% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 224 131 108
10th Percentile £40,000 £45,000 £41,250
25th Percentile £45,563 £60,101 £45,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £71,000 £63,250
Median % change year-on-year -22.54% +12.25% -15.67%
75th Percentile £68,125 £89,375 £83,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £99,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,084 £66,250 £62,500
% change year-on-year -21.38% +6.00% -9.75%

All Generic Skills
UK

Operational Technology falls under the General and Transferable Skills category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring generic IT skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 36,881 39,847 84,337
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 33.57% 43.09% 48.81%
Number of salaries quoted 23,494 22,189 34,558
10th Percentile £28,250 £35,750 £34,500
25th Percentile £38,530 £46,500 £45,229
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -15.38% +4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £75,000 £85,000 £83,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £110,000 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

Operational Technology
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Operational Technology as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Operational Technology in the UK

Operational Technology
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Operational Technology.

Salary trend for Operational Technology in the UK

Operational Technology
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Operational Technology over the 6 months to 23 June 2024.

Salary histogram for Operational Technology in the UK

Operational Technology
Top 17 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 23 June 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
England +81 340 £55,000 -21.43% 94
UK excluding London +61 308 £52,084 -21.38% 92
Work from Home +6 94 £55,718 -20.40% 28
North of England +34 91 £52,084 -19.87% 15
Midlands +11 76 £57,500 +5.39% 22
London +104 66 £72,500 -14.71% 15
North West -3 65 £52,084 -26.90% 7
West Midlands +26 63 £57,500 +6.25% 16
East of England +13 37 £45,000 -35.71% 10
South East -21 36 £70,000 +33.33% 22
South West -33 31 £40,000 -38.46% 17
Scotland -53 31 £45,000 -38.64% 11
Yorkshire +64 21 £51,000 +23.64% 5
East Midlands -19 11 £40,000 -27.27% 6
Wales +15 6 £40,000 -59.60%
North East - 5 £72,500 - 5
Northern Ireland +21 3 - -

Operational Technology
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities 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 8 (2.03%) CMS
1 8 (2.03%) Microsoft Exchange
2 7 (1.77%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.51%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 29 (7.34%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (3.54%) AutoCAD
3 11 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.01%) EPLAN
5 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.76%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.57%) Microsoft 365
2 17 (4.30%) Azure
3 11 (2.78%) Power Platform
4 5 (1.27%) AWS
4 5 (1.27%) SaaS
5 2 (0.51%) Azure Sentinel
5 2 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.25%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.84%) Firewall
2 15 (3.80%) WAN
3 14 (3.54%) TCP/IP
4 12 (3.04%) Network Security
5 10 (2.53%) MPLS
6 8 (2.03%) SD-WAN
6 8 (2.03%) VSAN
7 5 (1.27%) LAN
7 5 (1.27%) NAS
7 5 (1.27%) SAN
7 5 (1.27%) VoIP
8 4 (1.01%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.76%) Wireless
10 2 (0.51%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.51%) Modbus
10 2 (0.51%) SDH
11 1 (0.25%) Broadband
11 1 (0.25%) DMZ
11 1 (0.25%) MQTT
11 1 (0.25%) NGFW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.29%) GIS
2 11 (2.78%) Power BI
3 5 (1.27%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.27%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.27%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.51%) Metadata
4 2 (0.51%) Tableau
5 1 (0.25%) Big Data
5 1 (0.25%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 3 (0.76%) Burp Suite
1 3 (0.76%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.51%) JIRA
General
1 64 (16.20%) Manufacturing
2 55 (13.92%) Finance
3 37 (9.37%) Social Skills
4 25 (6.33%) Aerospace
5 23 (5.82%) Games
6 21 (5.32%) Legal
7 19 (4.81%) Automotive
8 17 (4.30%) Telecoms
9 16 (4.05%) Marketing
10 15 (3.80%) Pharmaceutical
11 13 (3.29%) Retail
12 12 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (2.53%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 8 (2.03%) Influencing Skills
15 5 (1.27%) Public Sector
16 3 (0.76%) Electronics
16 3 (0.76%) Police
16 3 (0.76%) Presentation Skills
17 2 (0.51%) Advertising
18 1 (0.25%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 58 (14.68%) Consultant
2 54 (13.67%) Security Consultant
3 48 (12.15%) Lead
4 37 (9.37%) Analyst
5 31 (7.85%) Architect
6 27 (6.84%) SCADA Engineer
7 25 (6.33%) Senior
7 25 (6.33%) Solutions Architect
8 24 (6.08%) Security Engineer
9 20 (5.06%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 20 (5.06%) Software Engineer
10 19 (4.81%) Hardware Engineer
11 16 (4.05%) Data Engineer
12 15 (3.80%) Cybersecurity Engineer
12 15 (3.80%) Developer
12 15 (3.80%) SCADA Software Engineer
13 13 (3.29%) Security Operations Specialist
13 13 (3.29%) Security Specialist
13 13 (3.29%) Systems Analyst
14 12 (3.04%) Cybersecurity Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.04%) AngularJS
1 12 (3.04%) React
2 2 (0.51%) HTML
2 2 (0.51%) JSON
2 2 (0.51%) REST
3 1 (0.25%) Node-RED
3 1 (0.25%) RESTful
3 1 (0.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 81 (20.51%) SCADA
2 34 (8.61%) Management Information System
3 33 (8.35%) Industrial Internet of Things
4 26 (6.58%) Cyber Threat
5 21 (5.32%) IoT
6 17 (4.30%) Cyber Defence
7 12 (3.04%) Driving Licence
7 12 (3.04%) Security Posture
8 11 (2.78%) Renewable Energy
9 8 (2.03%) Clustering
10 7 (1.77%) Data Centre
11 6 (1.52%) Smart Energy
12 5 (1.27%) Cyber Security Posture
12 5 (1.27%) Cyberattack
12 5 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 5 (1.27%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.27%) Smart Meter
13 4 (1.01%) Life Science
14 3 (0.76%) PMI
14 3 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 46 (11.65%) Windows
2 34 (8.61%) Windows Server
3 12 (3.04%) Linux
4 8 (2.03%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.76%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (55.95%) Cybersecurity
2 83 (21.01%) Risk Management
3 59 (14.94%) Incident Response
4 57 (14.43%) Problem-Solving
5 49 (12.41%) Continuous Improvement
6 45 (11.39%) Mentoring
7 43 (10.89%) Change Management
8 35 (8.86%) Business Development
8 35 (8.86%) Information Security
9 28 (7.09%) Software Engineering
10 27 (6.84%) Systems Engineering
11 26 (6.58%) Data Acquisition
11 26 (6.58%) Project Delivery
11 26 (6.58%) Service Management
12 25 (6.33%) Line Management
13 23 (5.82%) Agile
14 21 (5.32%) Security Architecture
15 20 (5.06%) Penetration Testing
15 20 (5.06%) Project Management
16 19 (4.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (3.80%) JavaScript
1 15 (3.80%) Python
2 13 (3.29%) SQL
3 10 (2.53%) Bash
4 6 (1.52%) Java
4 6 (1.52%) VB
5 5 (1.27%) C#
5 5 (1.27%) C++
6 2 (0.51%) Ladder Logic
Qualifications
1 89 (22.53%) Security Cleared
2 81 (20.51%) Degree
3 62 (15.70%) SC Cleared
4 36 (9.11%) CISSP
5 33 (8.35%) CISM
6 22 (5.57%) CRISC
7 18 (4.56%) CEH
8 15 (3.80%) CASP
9 14 (3.54%) DV Cleared
10 11 (2.78%) Chartered Engineer
11 10 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (2.03%) A+ Certification
12 8 (2.03%) CISA
12 8 (2.03%) HND
13 7 (1.77%) Master's Degree
14 5 (1.27%) CCNA
14 5 (1.27%) GIAC
14 5 (1.27%) MBCS
14 5 (1.27%) MCSE
14 5 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (9.87%) NIST
2 33 (8.35%) NCSC
3 25 (6.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (3.29%) NIST 800
5 9 (2.28%) SLA
6 7 (1.77%) QA
7 5 (1.27%) COBIT
7 5 (1.27%) GDPR
7 5 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 4 (1.01%) GRC
8 4 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 15288
9 3 (0.76%) COSO
9 3 (0.76%) ISO 31000
9 3 (0.76%) ITGC
10 2 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.51%) GxP
10 2 (0.51%) IEC 61131
10 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.51%) PMO
11 1 (0.25%) ISA99
System Software
1 32 (8.10%) Hyper-V
2 24 (6.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (5.32%) Active Directory
4 8 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (2.28%) QRadar
2 8 (2.03%) Failover Clustering
2 8 (2.03%) Nessus
3 3 (0.76%) Nmap
4 2 (0.51%) Functional Safety
4 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.51%) SCCM
5 1 (0.25%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 47 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 24 (6.08%) VMware
3 9 (2.28%) Darktrace
4 8 (2.03%) Meraki
5 7 (1.77%) Qualys
5 7 (1.77%) Siemens
6 5 (1.27%) Allen-Bradley
6 5 (1.27%) Oracle
6 5 (1.27%) Rockwell
7 4 (1.01%) AVEVA
7 4 (1.01%) EMC
8 3 (0.76%) NEC
8 3 (0.76%) Zscaler
9 2 (0.51%) Fortinet
9 2 (0.51%) Rapid7
10 1 (0.25%) CA
10 1 (0.25%) ESRI
10 1 (0.25%) Forcepoint
10 1 (0.25%) Hitachi
10 1 (0.25%) SonicWALL