The median annual salary for a Operations Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 699 651 714
Rank change year-on-year -48 +63  
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 165 304 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.29% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.31% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 117 238 189
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 £23,500 £31,425 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £62,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25%  

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 81427 99650 104367
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67614 83405 85224
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%  

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 27 March 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 27 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 -40 161 £47,500 +5.55% 25
London +37 77 £55,000 - 13
South East +16 45 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Surrey +21 23 £45,000 +20.00%
City of London +48 14 £63,750 +41.66% 6
Dorking +4 12 - -
South West +22 11 £32,500 +1.56% 6
West Yorkshire +25 10 £52,500 +16.66% 3
Yorkshire +6 10 £52,500 +16.66% 3
West Midlands +25 9 £35,000 -
Warwickshire +30 6 £35,000 -
Oxfordshire -3 6 £50,000 -37.50%
Oxford -6 6 £50,000 -37.50%
Epsom - 6 £45,000 -
Berkshire +30 5 £67,500 +17.39%
Leeds +12 5 £52,500 +16.66% 2
Wakefield +6 5 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 5 £22,500 - 1
Reading +33 4 £60,000 -
Hampshire +21 4 £46,250 +23.33%
East of England +20 4 £22,000 -31.25%
Gloucester - 4 £22,500 -
Warwick +36 3 £35,000 -
Kent +29 3 - -
North West -16 3 £40,000 +23.07%
Bedfordshire - 3 £22,000 -
Bristol - 3 £60,000 - 2
Leamington Spa - 3 £35,000 -
Chatham - 3 - -
Portsmouth - 3 £47,500 -

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 220 (58.67%) Linux
2 130 (34.67%) Windows
3 121 (32.27%) DevOps
4 108 (28.80%) Python
5 104 (27.73%) Cisco
6 87 (23.20%) Amazon AWS
7 86 (22.93%) Firewall
8 81 (21.60%) Agile Software Development
9 80 (21.33%) VMware
10 78 (20.80%) Microsoft
11 71 (18.93%) Cisco Certification
12 68 (18.13%) Puppet
13 67 (17.87%) WAN
13 67 (17.87%) Unix
14 66 (17.60%) Bash Shell
15 65 (17.33%) Opscode Chef
16 63 (16.80%) Java
17 59 (15.73%) VMware Infrastructure
18 55 (14.67%) Ruby
18 55 (14.67%) SQL
19 53 (14.13%) Jenkins
20 52 (13.87%) PowerShell
21 50 (13.33%) Data Centre
22 49 (13.07%) Windows Server
23 46 (12.27%) ITIL
23 46 (12.27%) BGP
23 46 (12.27%) CCNP
24 45 (12.00%) LAN
24 45 (12.00%) Configuration Management
24 45 (12.00%) Finance

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 41 (10.93%) Apache
2 30 (8.00%) IIS
3 26 (6.93%) nginx
4 23 (6.13%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (3.47%) Tomcat
6 11 (2.93%) MS Exchange
7 10 (2.67%) Confluence
8 9 (2.40%) CMS
9 8 (2.13%) JBoss
10 7 (1.87%) Apache Solr
10 7 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (1.60%) WebSphere
12 4 (1.07%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.80%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.53%) Apache Spark
15 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
15 1 (0.27%) GlassFish
15 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
15 1 (0.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (6.40%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.33%) MS Office
2 5 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.53%) HipChat
4 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (1.07%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 87 (23.20%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (9.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.73%) AWS CloudFormation
4 13 (3.47%) SaaS
5 12 (3.20%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (3.20%) PaaS
6 8 (2.13%) Amazon S3
7 7 (1.87%) Amazon ELB
7 7 (1.87%) Route 53
8 6 (1.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (1.33%) IaaS
10 3 (0.80%) Akamai
10 3 (0.80%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (0.80%) Amazon Kinesis
10 3 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.80%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 3 (0.80%) GitHub
10 3 (0.80%) Heroku
10 3 (0.80%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.80%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 86 (22.93%) Firewall
2 67 (17.87%) WAN
3 46 (12.27%) BGP
4 45 (12.00%) LAN
5 41 (10.93%) TCP/IP
6 36 (9.60%) OSPF
7 35 (9.33%) VPN
8 34 (9.07%) Cisco ASA
9 33 (8.80%) MPLS
10 31 (8.27%) DNS
11 25 (6.67%) VoIP
12 24 (6.40%) Network Security
12 24 (6.40%) VLAN
12 24 (6.40%) Wireless
13 22 (5.87%) Cisco IOS
14 21 (5.60%) Internet
15 19 (5.07%) Ethernet
16 17 (4.53%) Spanning Tree
17 14 (3.73%) HTTP
18 13 (3.47%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (9.87%) MySQL
2 31 (8.27%) SQL Server
3 17 (4.53%) NoSQL
4 12 (3.20%) Relational Database
5 11 (2.93%) MongoDB
6 8 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (1.33%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.07%) Big Data
9 3 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (0.80%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.53%) Redis
10 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.27%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.27%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 53 (14.13%) Jenkins
2 36 (9.60%) Git (software)
3 19 (5.07%) JIRA
4 9 (2.40%) Maven
5 7 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (1.87%) TeamCity
5 7 (1.87%) Vagrant
6 5 (1.33%) Hudson
6 5 (1.33%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.07%) GoCD
7 4 (1.07%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (1.07%) Selenium
7 4 (1.07%) Subversion
8 3 (0.80%) Ant
8 3 (0.80%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.80%) JUnit
8 3 (0.80%) PHPUnit
9 2 (0.53%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.27%) NuGet
General
1 45 (12.00%) Finance
2 17 (4.53%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.00%) Publishing
4 14 (3.73%) Banking
5 9 (2.40%) Games
6 7 (1.87%) Advertising
6 7 (1.87%) Marketing
7 3 (0.80%) Back Office
7 3 (0.80%) Front Office
7 3 (0.80%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.80%) Legal
7 3 (0.80%) Music Industry
7 3 (0.80%) Retail
8 1 (0.27%) Billing
8 1 (0.27%) Electronics
8 1 (0.27%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.40%) Web Services
2 17 (4.53%) .NET
3 15 (4.00%) Node.js
4 14 (3.73%) Elastic Stack
5 13 (3.47%) Middleware
6 10 (2.67%) AngularJS
7 9 (2.40%) CSS
7 9 (2.40%) HTML
7 9 (2.40%) LAMP
8 8 (2.13%) Regular Expression
9 7 (1.87%) ASP.NET
10 6 (1.60%) LEMP Stack
10 6 (1.60%) Phusion Passenger
10 6 (1.60%) Spring
11 5 (1.33%) ActiveMQ
11 5 (1.33%) FIX Protocol
12 4 (1.07%) IBM Integration Bus
12 4 (1.07%) RabbitMQ
13 3 (0.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 3 (0.80%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 50 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 23 (6.13%) Computer Science
3 21 (5.60%) Linux Command Line
4 11 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.67%) Driving Licence
5 10 (2.67%) Fintech
5 10 (2.67%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 8 (2.13%) Security Operations Centre
7 7 (1.87%) iPad
8 5 (1.33%) Clustering
8 5 (1.33%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.07%) Arduino
9 4 (1.07%) Raspberry Pi
10 3 (0.80%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.80%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.80%) Tandem
10 3 (0.80%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.53%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 220 (58.67%) Linux
2 130 (34.67%) Windows
3 67 (17.87%) Unix
4 49 (13.07%) Windows Server
5 30 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (7.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (6.67%) CentOS
8 22 (5.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (5.60%) Ubuntu
10 5 (1.33%) Solaris
11 4 (1.07%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.80%) AIX
12 3 (0.80%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.80%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.53%) Amazon Linux
13 2 (0.53%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.53%) Debian
13 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (32.27%) DevOps
2 81 (21.60%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (12.27%) ITIL
4 45 (12.00%) Configuration Management
5 36 (9.60%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (8.80%) Security Operations
7 28 (7.47%) High Availability
8 25 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 22 (5.87%) SIEM
10 21 (5.60%) Change Control
11 20 (5.33%) Mentoring
12 19 (5.07%) Open Source
13 18 (4.80%) Vulnerability Management
14 17 (4.53%) Change Management
15 16 (4.27%) Cybersecurity
15 16 (4.27%) Presales
15 16 (4.27%) Software Engineering
16 15 (4.00%) Information Security
17 14 (3.73%) Problem Management
18 13 (3.47%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 108 (28.80%) Python
2 66 (17.60%) Bash Shell
3 63 (16.80%) Java
4 55 (14.67%) Ruby
4 55 (14.67%) SQL
5 52 (13.87%) PowerShell
6 44 (11.73%) Perl
7 38 (10.13%) PHP
8 31 (8.27%) C#
9 24 (6.40%) JavaScript
10 13 (3.47%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.60%) C
11 6 (1.60%) C++
12 5 (1.33%) Scala
13 3 (0.80%) Go
14 2 (0.53%) Groovy
14 2 (0.53%) Jython
15 1 (0.27%) BeanShell
15 1 (0.27%) Cython
15 1 (0.27%) Rust
Qualifications
1 71 (18.93%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (12.27%) CCNP
3 45 (12.00%) Degree
4 42 (11.20%) CCNA
5 20 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (4.27%) MCSE
7 15 (4.00%) CCDA
7 15 (4.00%) CCIP
7 15 (4.00%) CCSP
8 12 (3.20%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.87%) CEH
9 7 (1.87%) CREST Certified
10 6 (1.60%) JNCIP
11 5 (1.33%) AWS Certification
11 5 (1.33%) CCVP
11 5 (1.33%) JNCIA
11 5 (1.33%) MCSA
11 5 (1.33%) Security Cleared
12 4 (1.07%) MCP
13 3 (0.80%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (8.80%) QA
2 18 (4.80%) SLA
3 15 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (3.73%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.27%) GPG13
System Software
1 59 (15.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (11.20%) Active Directory
3 28 (7.47%) Docker
4 12 (3.20%) Hyper-V
5 9 (2.40%) Snort
6 7 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (1.87%) VMware ESX
7 6 (1.60%) KVM
7 6 (1.60%) NFS
7 6 (1.60%) vSphere
7 6 (1.60%) Xen
8 5 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.80%) LXC
10 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.80%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.80%) XenApp
11 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.27%) OpenSIPS
11 1 (0.27%) Samba
Systems Management
1 68 (18.13%) Puppet
2 65 (17.33%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (12.00%) Ansible
4 19 (5.07%) logstash
5 15 (4.00%) Terraform
6 13 (3.47%) Kibana
7 12 (3.20%) SCCM
8 11 (2.93%) Cisco CUCM
8 11 (2.93%) Nagios
9 9 (2.40%) SCOM
10 8 (2.13%) HAProxy
11 7 (1.87%) QRadar
11 7 (1.87%) RSA enVision
12 6 (1.60%) CSIRT
12 6 (1.60%) Galera Cluster
12 6 (1.60%) Graphite
13 5 (1.33%) Microsoft Clustering
13 5 (1.33%) Salt
14 3 (0.80%) Kubernetes
14 3 (0.80%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 104 (27.73%) Cisco
2 80 (21.33%) VMware
3 78 (20.80%) Microsoft
4 36 (9.60%) Red Hat
5 29 (7.73%) Juniper
6 27 (7.20%) Oracle
7 23 (6.13%) CheckPoint
8 21 (5.60%) F5
9 15 (4.00%) HP
10 13 (3.47%) Splunk
11 12 (3.20%) Palo Alto
12 11 (2.93%) Citrix
12 11 (2.93%) Google
13 10 (2.67%) Intel Security
13 10 (2.67%) LogRhythm
14 9 (2.40%) Atlassian
14 9 (2.40%) Ericsson
14 9 (2.40%) IBM
14 9 (2.40%) SolarWinds
14 9 (2.40%) Sophos
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Send
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Ashdown IT
Posted: 14 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
NCC Group
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London, UK
Ticketmaster
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: MARKET SALARY
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: MARKET SALARY
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mint
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £42000 - £43500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Sky Betting and Gaming
Posted: 12 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £21,424 to £61,500 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Huxley
Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 12 days ago