Period
to 18 January 2018

The median annual salary for an Operations Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

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

Operations Engineer
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 743 792 749
Rank change year-on-year +49 -43 +16
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 459 405 578
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.23% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.24% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 355 297 468
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +18.75%
10th Percentile £35,000 £29,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.80% -10.56% +28.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 167,103 171,058 200,204
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.07% 96.47% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 135,605 142,472 167,445
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,738
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.85% +1.64%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

Operations Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Operations Engineer in the UK

Operations Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Operations Engineer in the UK

Operations Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Engineer over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Operations Engineer in the UK

Operations Engineer
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 18 January 2018. 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
England +67 453 £50,000 +5.26% 49
UK excluding London +75 265 £45,000 +11.80% 31
London -18 194 £60,000 +9.09% 19
South East +66 98 £47,500 +5.56% 13
North of England +46 95 £40,000 +5.26% 7
Yorkshire +98 67 £37,500 +15.38% 3
Midlands +39 42 £50,000 +11.11% 5
West Midlands +23 25 £50,000 +17.65% 4
North West -15 22 £51,500 +35.53% 3
East of England +6 19 £47,500 +18.75% 3
East Midlands +28 17 £56,250 +2.74% 1
South West -13 8 £35,000 -3.45% 2
North East -10 7 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Scotland -40 5 £60,000 +18.81% 1
Wales +3 1 - -

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 featuring Operations Engineer in the job title.

1 237 (51.63%) Linux
2 206 (44.88%) Firewall
3 179 (39.00%) Windows
4 172 (37.47%) DevOps
5 128 (27.89%) VMware
6 117 (25.49%) Cisco
7 116 (25.27%) Finance
8 115 (25.05%) ITIL
9 105 (22.88%) Amazon AWS
10 100 (21.79%) Puppet
11 88 (19.17%) TCP/IP
12 83 (18.08%) Microsoft Azure
12 83 (18.08%) Java
12 83 (18.08%) Windows Server
13 81 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
14 80 (17.43%) Banking
15 79 (17.21%) VMware Infrastructure
16 77 (16.78%) Python
17 76 (16.56%) Microsoft
18 74 (16.12%) Unix
19 70 (15.25%) Ansible
19 70 (15.25%) Data Centre
20 69 (15.03%) Configuration Management
20 69 (15.03%) Jenkins
21 66 (14.38%) PowerShell
22 62 (13.51%) Perl
23 61 (13.29%) CCNP
24 59 (12.85%) Bash Shell
25 55 (11.98%) VPN
25 55 (11.98%) Wireless

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 33 (7.19%) Apache
2 25 (5.45%) Tomcat
3 24 (5.23%) OpenStack
4 18 (3.92%) Elasticsearch
5 17 (3.70%) Cloud Foundry
6 15 (3.27%) CMS
7 13 (2.83%) MS Exchange
8 11 (2.40%) JBoss
9 8 (1.74%) Confluence
10 6 (1.31%) IIS
11 5 (1.09%) nginx
12 4 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.65%) Apache Solr
14 2 (0.44%) SharePoint
14 2 (0.44%) WebSphere
15 1 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.22%) iTrent
2 1 (0.22%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 105 (22.88%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (18.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (5.45%) SaaS
4 14 (3.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 8 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (1.74%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (1.53%) Route 53
7 6 (1.31%) Amazon S3
7 6 (1.31%) Office 365
8 4 (0.87%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.87%) PaaS
9 2 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.22%) Bluemix
10 1 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 206 (44.88%) Firewall
2 88 (19.17%) TCP/IP
3 55 (11.98%) VPN
3 55 (11.98%) Wireless
4 54 (11.76%) WAN
5 41 (8.93%) Network Security
6 39 (8.50%) LAN
7 32 (6.97%) Cisco ASA
7 32 (6.97%) IPsec
8 30 (6.54%) BGP
9 28 (6.10%) OSPF
10 27 (5.88%) SSL
11 26 (5.66%) MPLS
11 26 (5.66%) VoIP
12 24 (5.23%) HTTP
13 22 (4.79%) Cisco IOS
13 22 (4.79%) DNS
14 21 (4.58%) NetScaler
15 20 (4.36%) Ethernet
15 20 (4.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (11.33%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.79%) MySQL
3 14 (3.05%) Redis
4 12 (2.61%) MongoDB
5 9 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (1.31%) Big Data
8 5 (1.09%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.09%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.65%) Blockchain
11 2 (0.44%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.22%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.22%) DB2
12 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 69 (15.03%) Jenkins
2 32 (6.97%) Maven
3 31 (6.75%) Subversion
4 25 (5.45%) Git (software)
5 19 (4.14%) Octopus Deploy
5 19 (4.14%) TeamCity
6 13 (2.83%) NuGet
7 10 (2.18%) Fiddler
7 10 (2.18%) JIRA
7 10 (2.18%) LINQPad
8 8 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.87%) Selenium
9 4 (0.87%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.65%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.44%) Ant
11 2 (0.44%) GoCD
12 1 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.22%) Hudson
12 1 (0.22%) JMeter
12 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 116 (25.27%) Finance
2 80 (17.43%) Banking
3 39 (8.50%) Investment Banking
4 30 (6.54%) Front Office
4 30 (6.54%) Retail Banking
5 15 (3.27%) Games
6 13 (2.83%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.96%) Advertising
7 9 (1.96%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.87%) Law
8 4 (0.87%) Retail
9 3 (0.65%) Back Office
9 3 (0.65%) Marketing
10 2 (0.44%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.22%) Billing
11 1 (0.22%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.79%) Web Services
2 13 (2.83%) FIX Protocol
3 10 (2.18%) LINQ
4 8 (1.74%) Elastic Stack
5 7 (1.53%) Middleware
6 6 (1.31%) CSS
6 6 (1.31%) LAMP
7 5 (1.09%) .NET
8 4 (0.87%) 802.1X
8 4 (0.87%) AngularJS
8 4 (0.87%) LAPP Stack
8 4 (0.87%) Node.js
8 4 (0.87%) WAP
8 4 (0.87%) XMPP
9 2 (0.44%) Apache Flex
9 2 (0.44%) Gherkin
9 2 (0.44%) LEMP Stack
9 2 (0.44%) React
9 2 (0.44%) Regular Expression
10 1 (0.22%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 70 (15.25%) Data Centre
2 40 (8.71%) Linux Command Line
3 23 (5.01%) Fintech
4 21 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (3.92%) Clustering
6 17 (3.70%) Mobile App
7 15 (3.27%) Replication
8 13 (2.83%) Robotics
9 12 (2.61%) Private Cloud
10 11 (2.40%) Data Protection Act
11 10 (2.18%) Driving Licence
12 7 (1.53%) Computer Science
12 7 (1.53%) Hedge funds
12 7 (1.53%) Management Information System
13 6 (1.31%) Blog
13 6 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (1.09%) Security Operations Centre
15 4 (0.87%) Wiki
16 3 (0.65%) Minimum Viable Product
17 2 (0.44%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 237 (51.63%) Linux
2 179 (39.00%) Windows
3 83 (18.08%) Windows Server
4 74 (16.12%) Unix
5 37 (8.06%) CentOS
6 27 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (4.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (2.18%) VMS
10 8 (1.74%) Ubuntu
11 6 (1.31%) Mac OS
12 5 (1.09%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.87%) CoreOS
14 3 (0.65%) Debian
14 3 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.44%) Windows 10
16 1 (0.22%) Android
16 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.22%) SUSE
16 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (37.47%) DevOps
2 115 (25.05%) ITIL
3 69 (15.03%) Configuration Management
4 54 (11.76%) Release Management
5 53 (11.55%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (10.68%) Test Automation
7 46 (10.02%) Load Balancing
7 46 (10.02%) Security Operations
8 44 (9.59%) Problem Management
9 39 (8.50%) Root Cause Analysis
10 35 (7.63%) Continuous Improvement
10 35 (7.63%) Wealth Management
11 34 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
12 33 (7.19%) Continuous Deployment
13 30 (6.54%) Asset Management
14 28 (6.10%) Change Management
15 27 (5.88%) Security Architecture
16 25 (5.45%) Continuous Delivery
17 24 (5.23%) Mentoring
18 23 (5.01%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 83 (18.08%) Java
2 77 (16.78%) Python
3 66 (14.38%) PowerShell
4 62 (13.51%) Perl
5 59 (12.85%) Bash Shell
6 36 (7.84%) JavaScript
6 36 (7.84%) SQL
7 34 (7.41%) Ruby
8 33 (7.19%) VB
9 30 (6.54%) VBScript
10 26 (5.66%) C#
11 14 (3.05%) Shell Script
12 12 (2.61%) Go
13 5 (1.09%) C
13 5 (1.09%) PHP
14 2 (0.44%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.22%) Groovy
15 1 (0.22%) Korn
15 1 (0.22%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 81 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (13.29%) CCNP
3 52 (11.33%) CCNA
4 41 (8.93%) CCIE
5 34 (7.41%) CCDA
6 23 (5.01%) Degree
7 16 (3.49%) CISSP
8 14 (3.05%) Security Cleared
9 12 (2.61%) CISM
10 8 (1.74%) CCSP
10 8 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (1.74%) RHCE
10 8 (1.74%) SC Cleared
11 7 (1.53%) AWS Certification
11 7 (1.53%) CCIP
11 7 (1.53%) MCSE
12 6 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (1.09%) GCIH
13 5 (1.09%) GIAC
13 5 (1.09%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (8.06%) QA
2 29 (6.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (4.14%) SLA
4 17 (3.70%) PCI DSS
5 11 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.44%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.44%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.22%) GDPR
8 1 (0.22%) GPG13
8 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 79 (17.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (8.93%) Active Directory
3 39 (8.50%) Docker
4 25 (5.45%) KVM
4 25 (5.45%) Xen
5 17 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (2.61%) Hyper-V
7 10 (2.18%) vSphere
8 7 (1.53%) LXC
8 7 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (1.09%) Dovecot
9 5 (1.09%) iptables
9 5 (1.09%) XenApp
10 4 (0.87%) Ceph
10 4 (0.87%) DFS Replication
10 4 (0.87%) Postfix
11 3 (0.65%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.44%) Corosync
12 2 (0.44%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.44%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 100 (21.79%) Puppet
2 70 (15.25%) Ansible
3 51 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (7.19%) Terraform
5 30 (6.54%) PowerBroker
6 25 (5.45%) Kubernetes
7 14 (3.05%) SCCM
8 13 (2.83%) Kibana
9 12 (2.61%) FortiGate
10 11 (2.40%) WSUS
11 10 (2.18%) Nagios
11 10 (2.18%) SolarWinds Orion
12 7 (1.53%) SCOM
13 6 (1.31%) SCDPM
14 5 (1.09%) Backup Exec
14 5 (1.09%) Grafana
14 5 (1.09%) HAProxy
15 4 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
15 4 (0.87%) Cisco UCCE
15 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 128 (27.89%) VMware
2 117 (25.49%) Cisco
3 76 (16.56%) Microsoft
4 48 (10.46%) Red Hat
5 43 (9.37%) Juniper
6 34 (7.41%) Avaya
7 29 (6.32%) F5
8 28 (6.10%) Genesys
8 28 (6.10%) Verint
9 26 (5.66%) Citrix
10 20 (4.36%) Palo Alto
11 18 (3.92%) Oracle
12 17 (3.70%) SolarWinds
13 15 (3.27%) CheckPoint
13 15 (3.27%) HP
13 15 (3.27%) Splunk
14 12 (2.61%) Google
14 12 (2.61%) NetApp
15 11 (2.40%) BMC
15 11 (2.40%) Fortinet