The median annual salary for an Operations Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 625 657 673
Rank change year-on-year +32 +16  
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 252 279 317
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.29% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.30% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 202 220 246
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,750 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.87% +14.28%  

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 85825 93705 107053
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 70199 79011 88244
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Operations Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Operations Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Operations Engineer in the UK

Operations Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 June 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 +9 245 £47,000 +4.44% 43
London +78 145 £50,000 -2.43% 25
South East -14 35 £33,250 -21.76%
City of London +32 31 £40,000 -27.27% 8
North West -23 19 £42,500 +57.40% 3
Warwickshire +24 16 £34,500 +15.00% 1
West Midlands +12 16 £34,500 +15.00% 4
Warwick +25 14 £34,500 +15.00%
Manchester -28 12 £42,500 +57.40% 2
Yorkshire -16 11 £47,000 +13.93% 5
Surrey +21 10 £45,000 -5.26%
Leeds +13 10 £50,000 +29.03%
West Yorkshire +10 10 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Brighton +13 9 - -
East Sussex +7 9 - -
East of England +3 8 £36,250 -27.50% 3
South West -11 8 £37,000 +17.46% 1
High Wycombe +7 7 £23,000 +6.97%
Buckinghamshire -27 7 £23,000 -
Cheshire - 7 £60,000 - 1
Croydon - 6 £30,000 -
Cambridge -8 5 £32,500 -27.77% 3
Cambridgeshire -14 5 £32,500 -50.00% 3
Scotland +6 4 £62,500 +165.95%
Berkshire -1 4 £37,500 -37.50%
Edinburgh -4 4 £62,500 +165.95%
West Sussex - 4 £47,500 -
Crawley - 4 £47,500 -
East Midlands +24 3 - - 2
Northampton +10 3 - - 1

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 244 (58.23%) Linux
2 156 (37.23%) Firewall
3 153 (36.52%) Cisco
4 122 (29.12%) Windows
5 103 (24.58%) VMware
6 97 (23.15%) Cisco Certification
7 88 (21.00%) TCP/IP
8 86 (20.53%) DevOps
9 83 (19.81%) Python
10 81 (19.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 80 (19.09%) Amazon AWS
12 77 (18.38%) Finance
13 74 (17.66%) WAN
13 74 (17.66%) Microsoft
13 74 (17.66%) CCNP
13 74 (17.66%) Data Centre
14 70 (16.71%) Juniper
15 66 (15.75%) ITIL
15 66 (15.75%) Puppet
16 63 (15.04%) Agile Software Development
17 62 (14.80%) Unix
17 62 (14.80%) BGP
18 56 (13.37%) Active Directory
18 56 (13.37%) Java
19 55 (13.13%) LAN
19 55 (13.13%) Cisco ASA
20 54 (12.89%) OSPF
20 54 (12.89%) Windows Server
21 51 (12.17%) Bash Shell
22 49 (11.69%) MPLS

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 27 (6.44%) Confluence
2 19 (4.53%) CMS
3 18 (4.30%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (3.58%) Apache
5 10 (2.39%) nginx
6 9 (2.15%) Apache Solr
7 8 (1.91%) IIS
8 7 (1.67%) MS Exchange
9 6 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (1.43%) JBoss
9 6 (1.43%) SharePoint
10 5 (1.19%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.95%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.72%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.72%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.72%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
14 1 (0.24%) CloudStack
Applications
1 8 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.19%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.24%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 80 (19.09%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (4.53%) Amazon EC2
4 17 (4.06%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (2.15%) G Suite
5 9 (2.15%) SaaS
6 6 (1.43%) Amazon ELB
6 6 (1.43%) Amazon S3
7 5 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (1.19%) PaaS
8 4 (0.95%) Akamai
8 4 (0.95%) IaaS
8 4 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.72%) Office 365
9 3 (0.72%) Route 53
10 2 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.48%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.48%) GitHub
10 2 (0.48%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 156 (37.23%) Firewall
2 88 (21.00%) TCP/IP
3 74 (17.66%) WAN
4 62 (14.80%) BGP
5 55 (13.13%) Cisco ASA
5 55 (13.13%) LAN
6 54 (12.89%) OSPF
7 49 (11.69%) MPLS
8 44 (10.50%) VPN
9 41 (9.79%) VoIP
10 38 (9.07%) Cisco IOS
11 37 (8.83%) DNS
12 33 (7.88%) VLAN
13 28 (6.68%) Wireless
14 25 (5.97%) Ethernet
15 22 (5.25%) Spanning Tree
16 21 (5.01%) Network Security
17 17 (4.06%) Broadband
18 16 (3.82%) Internet
18 16 (3.82%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.40%) MySQL
2 25 (5.97%) SQL Server
3 18 (4.30%) InfluxDB
4 17 (4.06%) Amazon RDS
5 11 (2.63%) Big Data
5 11 (2.63%) Hadoop
6 10 (2.39%) Relational Database
7 9 (2.15%) HBase
8 6 (1.43%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.43%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (0.95%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.95%) Redis
11 3 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 1 (0.24%) Amazon Redshift
13 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
13 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (5.73%) JIRA
2 18 (4.30%) Jenkins
3 13 (3.10%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.91%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.95%) Hudson
5 4 (0.95%) Subversion
6 3 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.72%) MSI
6 3 (0.72%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.48%) Ant
7 2 (0.48%) GoCD
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.24%) GCC
8 1 (0.24%) GitLab
8 1 (0.24%) Maven
8 1 (0.24%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 77 (18.38%) Finance
2 45 (10.74%) Banking
3 17 (4.06%) Games
3 17 (4.06%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.34%) Advertising
5 9 (2.15%) Back Office
5 9 (2.15%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.91%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.67%) Legal
8 3 (0.72%) Publishing
9 2 (0.48%) Music Industry
9 2 (0.48%) Retail
10 1 (0.24%) Electronics
10 1 (0.24%) Law
10 1 (0.24%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.97%) Web Services
2 16 (3.82%) Elastic Stack
3 11 (2.63%) Node.js
4 10 (2.39%) CSS
4 10 (2.39%) Kafka
5 9 (2.15%) Sensu
6 8 (1.91%) LAMP
7 7 (1.67%) .NET
8 6 (1.43%) Middleware
8 6 (1.43%) XMPP
9 5 (1.19%) 802.1X
9 5 (1.19%) FIX Protocol
9 5 (1.19%) IBM Integration Bus
9 5 (1.19%) LEMP Stack
9 5 (1.19%) Regular Expression
10 4 (0.95%) AngularJS
10 4 (0.95%) FreeSWITCH
10 4 (0.95%) HTML
11 3 (0.72%) XML
12 2 (0.48%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 74 (17.66%) Data Centre
2 25 (5.97%) Linux Command Line
3 21 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (4.53%) iPad
5 16 (3.82%) Fintech
6 15 (3.58%) Computer Science
7 12 (2.86%) Clustering
8 9 (2.15%) BYOD
8 9 (2.15%) Fat Client
8 9 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
8 9 (2.15%) Smart Meter
8 9 (2.15%) Thin Client
9 8 (1.91%) Data Protection Act
9 8 (1.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 8 (1.91%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.67%) Replication
10 7 (1.67%) Security Operations Centre
11 5 (1.19%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.19%) Hedge funds
12 4 (0.95%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 244 (58.23%) Linux
2 122 (29.12%) Windows
3 62 (14.80%) Unix
4 54 (12.89%) Windows Server
5 29 (6.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 25 (5.97%) Ubuntu
7 22 (5.25%) CentOS
7 22 (5.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (4.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (3.58%) Windows 10
10 13 (3.10%) Mac OS X
10 13 (3.10%) Windows 7
11 12 (2.86%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.43%) CoreOS
13 3 (0.72%) Debian
14 2 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.24%) Kali Linux
15 1 (0.24%) Solaris
15 1 (0.24%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (20.53%) DevOps
2 66 (15.75%) ITIL
3 63 (15.04%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (10.98%) Configuration Management
5 42 (10.02%) Security Operations
6 29 (6.92%) SIEM
7 28 (6.68%) High Availability
7 28 (6.68%) Vulnerability Management
8 27 (6.44%) Cybersecurity
8 27 (6.44%) Information Security
9 24 (5.73%) Network Design
10 22 (5.25%) Presales
11 21 (5.01%) Open Source
11 21 (5.01%) Problem Management
12 19 (4.53%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (4.53%) Incident Management
12 19 (4.53%) Ticket Management
13 17 (4.06%) Mentoring
13 17 (4.06%) Penetration Testing
14 16 (3.82%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 83 (19.81%) Python
2 56 (13.37%) Java
3 51 (12.17%) Bash Shell
4 45 (10.74%) SQL
5 41 (9.79%) PowerShell
6 25 (5.97%) Perl
6 25 (5.97%) Ruby
7 17 (4.06%) C#
8 16 (3.82%) PHP
9 14 (3.34%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.43%) C
11 5 (1.19%) Groovy
12 2 (0.48%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.48%) Jython
12 2 (0.48%) Rust
12 2 (0.48%) Scala
13 1 (0.24%) C++
13 1 (0.24%) Cython
13 1 (0.24%) Go
13 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 97 (23.15%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (17.66%) CCNP
3 43 (10.26%) Degree
4 41 (9.79%) CCNA
5 36 (8.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (5.01%) CCDA
6 21 (5.01%) CCIP
6 21 (5.01%) CCSP
6 21 (5.01%) MCSE
7 14 (3.34%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (3.10%) CCVP
8 13 (3.10%) JNCIP
9 12 (2.86%) CISSP
10 10 (2.39%) Security Cleared
11 9 (2.15%) MCP
11 9 (2.15%) MCSA
12 8 (1.91%) CISM
12 8 (1.91%) SC Cleared
13 7 (1.67%) CCIE
14 6 (1.43%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (11.46%) SLA
2 23 (5.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (3.58%) PCI DSS
3 15 (3.58%) QA
4 9 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 81 (19.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 56 (13.37%) Active Directory
3 33 (7.88%) Docker
4 31 (7.40%) Xen
5 29 (6.92%) KVM
6 14 (3.34%) Hyper-V
7 13 (3.10%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (2.63%) LXC
9 9 (2.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 9 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (2.15%) vSphere
10 5 (1.19%) NFS
10 5 (1.19%) Snort
11 4 (0.95%) OpenSIPS
11 4 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.72%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.48%) iptables
13 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.48%) ProxySG
13 2 (0.48%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 66 (15.75%) Puppet
2 42 (10.02%) Ansible
2 42 (10.02%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (5.49%) Terraform
4 19 (4.53%) Nagios
4 19 (4.53%) SCCM
5 17 (4.06%) Kubernetes
5 17 (4.06%) logstash
6 14 (3.34%) FortiGate
7 13 (3.10%) Cisco CUCM
8 10 (2.39%) Consul
8 10 (2.39%) Icinga
9 9 (2.15%) SCOM
10 8 (1.91%) Kibana
11 7 (1.67%) Cisco UCCE
11 7 (1.67%) Cisco UCCX
11 7 (1.67%) SolarWinds Orion
12 6 (1.43%) Cacti
12 6 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
13 5 (1.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 153 (36.52%) Cisco
2 103 (24.58%) VMware
3 74 (17.66%) Microsoft
4 70 (16.71%) Juniper
5 45 (10.74%) Red Hat
6 36 (8.59%) F5
7 33 (7.88%) CheckPoint
8 28 (6.68%) Palo Alto
9 23 (5.49%) Citrix
10 21 (5.01%) Oracle
11 13 (3.10%) Google
11 13 (3.10%) HP
11 13 (3.10%) New Relic
11 13 (3.10%) Sophos
12 12 (2.86%) Blue Coat
12 12 (2.86%) Ericsson
13 11 (2.63%) SolarWinds
13 11 (2.63%) Splunk
14 10 (2.39%) Redback
15 9 (2.15%) AppSense
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £50000 - £65000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £50000 - £65000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Networkers
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Technical Futures
Salary: Competitive Package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Energon People
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: to £46,000
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £67000.00 per annum + bonus+ benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
I3
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TRG
Salary: 50000-65000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus + overtime!
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Morgan Stanley
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Eximius Group Limited
Posted: 6 days ago
London
JM
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Eximius Group Limited
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Bloomberg
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 5 days ago