Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Operations Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 671 803 783
Rank change year-on-year +132 -20 -47
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 568 441 577
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.23% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.24% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 432 339 456
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +18.75%
10th Percentile £33,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,375 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +21.43%

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 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +133 558 £50,000 +11.11% 17
London +79 286 £57,500 +4.55% 8
UK excluding London +98 281 £42,500 +6.25% 9
North of England +53 100 £39,000 +2.63% 3
South East +14 78 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Yorkshire +88 65 £37,500 -7.98% 2
Midlands +70 63 £50,000 +66.67% 1
West Midlands +39 39 £50,000 +66.67%
North West -26 30 £47,500 +25.00% 1
East Midlands +62 24 £57,500 +3.60% 1
East of England +14 23 £46,000 +22.67% 2
Scotland -9 8 £60,000 +18.81%
South West -21 8 £39,750 +12.77% 1
North East +8 5 £35,000 -22.22%
Wales +7 1 - -

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 featuring Operations Engineer in the job title.

1 304 (53.52%) Linux
2 257 (45.25%) Firewall
3 198 (34.86%) Windows
4 192 (33.80%) DevOps
5 167 (29.40%) Cisco
6 149 (26.23%) Finance
7 146 (25.70%) TCP/IP
8 143 (25.18%) ITIL
9 134 (23.59%) VMware
10 119 (20.95%) Banking
11 118 (20.77%) Java
12 114 (20.07%) Unix
13 110 (19.37%) Amazon AWS
13 110 (19.37%) Windows Server
14 107 (18.84%) Puppet
15 99 (17.43%) Microsoft
15 99 (17.43%) VMware Infrastructure
16 96 (16.90%) Agile Software Development
17 94 (16.55%) Cisco Certification
18 91 (16.02%) Python
19 90 (15.85%) Configuration Management
20 88 (15.49%) Microsoft Azure
21 85 (14.96%) Juniper
22 80 (14.08%) Ansible
23 78 (13.73%) Data Centre
24 76 (13.38%) Jenkins
25 73 (12.85%) Security Operations
26 72 (12.68%) CCNP
27 71 (12.50%) PowerShell
28 70 (12.32%) Release Management

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 23 (4.05%) Apache
2 22 (3.87%) Elasticsearch
3 20 (3.52%) OpenStack
4 19 (3.35%) Confluence
5 18 (3.17%) Tomcat
6 17 (2.99%) CMS
7 13 (2.29%) MS Exchange
8 11 (1.94%) IIS
9 10 (1.76%) JBoss
10 9 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (1.41%) Cloud Foundry
11 8 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (1.23%) SharePoint
13 4 (0.70%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.70%) nginx
13 4 (0.70%) Skype for Business
14 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.53%) Office Communications Server
14 3 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.35%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.18%) iTrent
2 1 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 110 (19.37%) Amazon AWS
2 88 (15.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (4.05%) SaaS
4 9 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.70%) G Suite
8 4 (0.70%) Office 365
8 4 (0.70%) PaaS
8 4 (0.70%) Route 53
8 4 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.53%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.53%) GitHub
10 2 (0.35%) Akamai
10 2 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.35%) IaaS
11 1 (0.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 257 (45.25%) Firewall
2 146 (25.70%) TCP/IP
3 70 (12.32%) WAN
4 63 (11.09%) VPN
5 56 (9.86%) LAN
5 56 (9.86%) Wireless
6 55 (9.68%) Cisco ASA
7 52 (9.15%) BGP
8 50 (8.80%) OSPF
9 41 (7.22%) MPLS
10 39 (6.87%) VoIP
11 38 (6.69%) Cisco IOS
12 35 (6.16%) Network Security
13 30 (5.28%) DNS
13 30 (5.28%) IPsec
13 30 (5.28%) SAN
14 29 (5.11%) Ethernet
15 28 (4.93%) SSL
16 24 (4.23%) NetScaler
16 24 (4.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.35%) MySQL
3 13 (2.29%) Amazon RDS
4 12 (2.11%) MongoDB
4 12 (2.11%) Redis
5 10 (1.76%) Big Data
5 10 (1.76%) InfluxDB
6 7 (1.23%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.06%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.06%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (0.88%) Blockchain
8 5 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.70%) HBase
10 3 (0.53%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 76 (13.38%) Jenkins
2 45 (7.92%) Maven
2 45 (7.92%) Subversion
3 25 (4.40%) Git (software)
3 25 (4.40%) TeamCity
4 24 (4.23%) Octopus Deploy
5 20 (3.52%) JIRA
6 16 (2.82%) NuGet
7 12 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.70%) Selenium
8 4 (0.70%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.53%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.35%) Ant
10 2 (0.35%) GitLab
10 2 (0.35%) Travis CI
10 2 (0.35%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.18%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.18%) Burp Suite
11 1 (0.18%) git-flow
11 1 (0.18%) JMeter
General
1 149 (26.23%) Finance
2 119 (20.95%) Banking
3 52 (9.15%) Investment Banking
4 45 (7.92%) Retail Banking
5 44 (7.75%) Front Office
6 25 (4.40%) Games
7 20 (3.52%) Telecoms
8 19 (3.35%) Financial Institution
9 14 (2.46%) Advertising
10 8 (1.41%) Back Office
11 4 (0.70%) Billing
11 4 (0.70%) Law
11 4 (0.70%) Retail
12 3 (0.53%) Legal
13 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.35%) Marketing
14 1 (0.18%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.23%) Web Services
2 14 (2.46%) Elastic Stack
3 11 (1.94%) CSS
3 11 (1.94%) FIX Protocol
3 11 (1.94%) Node.js
4 9 (1.58%) .NET
4 9 (1.58%) 802.1X
4 9 (1.58%) Middleware
5 7 (1.23%) AngularJS
6 5 (0.88%) LAPP Stack
6 5 (0.88%) Sensu
7 4 (0.70%) Kafka
7 4 (0.70%) XMPP
8 3 (0.53%) LAMP
8 3 (0.53%) WAP
9 2 (0.35%) Apache Flex
9 2 (0.35%) Gherkin
9 2 (0.35%) IBM Integration Bus
9 2 (0.35%) LEMP Stack
9 2 (0.35%) React
Miscellaneous
1 78 (13.73%) Data Centre
2 59 (10.39%) Linux Command Line
3 39 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (5.63%) Data Protection Act
5 29 (5.11%) Fintech
6 25 (4.40%) Driving Licence
7 23 (4.05%) Clustering
8 16 (2.82%) Robotics
9 12 (2.11%) iPad
10 10 (1.76%) Computer Science
10 10 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.58%) Mobile App
12 8 (1.41%) Security Operations Centre
13 7 (1.23%) Replication
14 6 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (1.06%) PKI
14 6 (1.06%) Private Cloud
14 6 (1.06%) Smart Meter
15 5 (0.88%) Wiki
16 4 (0.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 304 (53.52%) Linux
2 198 (34.86%) Windows
3 114 (20.07%) Unix
4 110 (19.37%) Windows Server
5 33 (5.81%) CentOS
6 30 (5.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (3.17%) Ubuntu
8 17 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (2.11%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.88%) CoreOS
11 5 (0.88%) Debian
11 5 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (0.88%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.70%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.70%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.35%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.18%) SmartOS
14 1 (0.18%) SUSE
14 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (33.80%) DevOps
2 143 (25.18%) ITIL
3 96 (16.90%) Agile Software Development
4 90 (15.85%) Configuration Management
5 73 (12.85%) Security Operations
6 70 (12.32%) Release Management
7 64 (11.27%) Test Automation
8 51 (8.98%) SIEM
9 50 (8.80%) Wealth Management
10 49 (8.63%) Information Security
10 49 (8.63%) Vulnerability Management
11 47 (8.27%) Continuous Deployment
12 46 (8.10%) Load Balancing
13 45 (7.92%) Asset Management
14 44 (7.75%) Security Architecture
15 42 (7.39%) Cybersecurity
15 42 (7.39%) Penetration Testing
16 41 (7.22%) Problem Management
17 33 (5.81%) Data Protection
17 33 (5.81%) DRM
Programming Languages
1 118 (20.77%) Java
2 91 (16.02%) Python
3 71 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 70 (12.32%) Perl
5 56 (9.86%) Bash Shell
6 48 (8.45%) JavaScript
7 46 (8.10%) SQL
8 45 (7.92%) VB
9 44 (7.75%) VBScript
10 27 (4.75%) Ruby
11 24 (4.23%) C#
12 15 (2.64%) Shell Script
13 8 (1.41%) C
14 7 (1.23%) Go
15 5 (0.88%) PHP
16 4 (0.70%) Groovy
17 3 (0.53%) T-SQL
18 2 (0.35%) Korn
18 2 (0.35%) PL/SQL
18 2 (0.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 94 (16.55%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (12.68%) CCNP
3 51 (8.98%) CCNA
4 39 (6.87%) CISSP
5 35 (6.16%) CCIE
6 34 (5.99%) Degree
7 32 (5.63%) CISM
8 29 (5.11%) CCDA
9 15 (2.64%) Security Cleared
10 14 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (2.11%) SC Cleared
12 11 (1.94%) CCSP
13 10 (1.76%) CCIP
14 9 (1.58%) CCVP
14 9 (1.58%) MCSE
14 9 (1.58%) RHCE
15 7 (1.23%) AWS Certification
15 7 (1.23%) JNCIP
15 7 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 6 (1.06%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (11.44%) QA
2 51 (8.98%) SLA
3 49 (8.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 33 (5.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 18 (3.17%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.18%) GPG13
System Software
1 99 (17.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 68 (11.97%) Active Directory
3 47 (8.27%) Xen
4 41 (7.22%) KVM
5 40 (7.04%) Docker
6 21 (3.70%) LXC
7 20 (3.52%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (2.46%) Hyper-V
9 10 (1.76%) vSphere
10 9 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (1.06%) iptables
11 6 (1.06%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.70%) XenApp
13 3 (0.53%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.53%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.35%) Ceph
14 2 (0.35%) XenServer
15 1 (0.18%) Snort
Systems Management
1 107 (18.84%) Puppet
2 80 (14.08%) Ansible
3 49 (8.63%) Opscode Chef
4 46 (8.10%) Terraform
5 44 (7.75%) PowerBroker
6 36 (6.34%) Kubernetes
7 26 (4.58%) FortiGate
8 17 (2.99%) SCCM
9 16 (2.82%) Nagios
10 14 (2.46%) WSUS
11 13 (2.29%) SCOM
11 13 (2.29%) SolarWinds Orion
12 10 (1.76%) SCDPM
13 9 (1.58%) Cisco CUCM
13 9 (1.58%) Cisco UCCE
13 9 (1.58%) Cisco UCCX
13 9 (1.58%) vCenter Server
14 8 (1.41%) Consul
14 8 (1.41%) Icinga
15 7 (1.23%) logstash
Vendors
1 167 (29.40%) Cisco
2 134 (23.59%) VMware
3 99 (17.43%) Microsoft
4 85 (14.96%) Juniper
5 48 (8.45%) Red Hat
6 35 (6.16%) F5
7 33 (5.81%) Palo Alto
8 28 (4.93%) Avaya
9 27 (4.75%) Citrix
10 25 (4.40%) CheckPoint
11 22 (3.87%) Oracle
12 19 (3.35%) Genesys
12 19 (3.35%) Verint
13 18 (3.17%) SolarWinds
14 14 (2.46%) Splunk
15 13 (2.29%) Google
16 12 (2.11%) HP
17 10 (1.76%) Hitachi
18 9 (1.58%) Blue Coat
18 9 (1.58%) NetApp