Period
to 17 October 2017

The median annual salary for an Operations Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 October 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
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 666 799 756
Rank change year-on-year +133 -43 0
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 574 463 601
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.24% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.25% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 433 357 471
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.23% +16.25%
10th Percentile £33,250 £27,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +18.57%

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 167571 185058 210150
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.44% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 134222 155169 174108
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +144 564 £50,000 +11.11% 38
London +126 303 £56,000 +1.82% 21
UK excluding London +53 270 £42,500 +6.25% 18
North of England +35 90 £40,750 +3.16% 8
South East +29 79 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Midlands +76 62 £36,750 +22.50% 3
Yorkshire +70 58 £37,500 -6.25% 5
West Midlands +48 39 £35,000 +16.67% 2
North West -10 31 £42,750 +12.50%
East Midlands +60 23 £57,500 +3.60% 1
East of England +17 21 £46,000 -3.16% 2
South West -2 9 £42,500 +21.43% 2
Scotland -5 8 £61,250 +21.29%
Wales +10 1 - - 1
North East +9 1 £35,000 -22.22% 3

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 305 (53.14%) Linux
2 252 (43.90%) Firewall
3 194 (33.80%) Windows
4 178 (31.01%) DevOps
5 175 (30.49%) Cisco
6 150 (26.13%) Finance
7 147 (25.61%) TCP/IP
8 136 (23.69%) ITIL
9 135 (23.52%) VMware
10 123 (21.43%) Java
11 120 (20.91%) Banking
12 112 (19.51%) Unix
13 106 (18.47%) VMware Infrastructure
14 105 (18.29%) Puppet
15 101 (17.60%) Windows Server
16 99 (17.25%) Microsoft
17 98 (17.07%) Juniper
18 97 (16.90%) Cisco Certification
18 97 (16.90%) Amazon AWS
19 96 (16.72%) Configuration Management
20 95 (16.55%) Agile Software Development
21 91 (15.85%) Python
22 82 (14.29%) Data Centre
23 78 (13.59%) CCNP
24 77 (13.41%) Microsoft Azure
25 74 (12.89%) Ansible
26 73 (12.72%) Active Directory
27 70 (12.20%) PowerShell
28 69 (12.02%) QA
29 68 (11.85%) Jenkins

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 (4.70%) Confluence
2 24 (4.18%) Elasticsearch
3 20 (3.48%) CMS
4 18 (3.14%) Apache
5 14 (2.44%) OpenStack
6 13 (2.26%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (1.74%) JBoss
8 10 (1.74%) MS Exchange
9 8 (1.39%) Apache Solr
9 8 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (1.39%) IIS
9 8 (1.39%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.87%) nginx
11 4 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.52%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.35%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 97 (16.90%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (13.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (3.66%) SaaS
4 13 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (0.87%) G Suite
7 4 (0.70%) Route 53
8 3 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.52%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.52%) Office 365
8 3 (0.52%) PaaS
8 3 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.35%) Akamai
9 2 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.35%) GitHub
9 2 (0.35%) IaaS
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 252 (43.90%) Firewall
2 147 (25.61%) TCP/IP
3 64 (11.15%) WAN
4 58 (10.10%) Cisco ASA
4 58 (10.10%) VPN
5 54 (9.41%) BGP
5 54 (9.41%) LAN
5 54 (9.41%) OSPF
6 52 (9.06%) Wireless
7 45 (7.84%) MPLS
8 42 (7.32%) Cisco IOS
9 41 (7.14%) VoIP
10 32 (5.57%) Network Security
11 30 (5.23%) DNS
12 28 (4.88%) Ethernet
13 27 (4.70%) IPsec
13 27 (4.70%) SSL
14 25 (4.36%) EIGRP
14 25 (4.36%) SAN
15 23 (4.01%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (8.19%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.31%) MySQL
3 17 (2.96%) InfluxDB
4 16 (2.79%) Amazon RDS
5 13 (2.26%) Big Data
6 10 (1.74%) Redis
7 9 (1.57%) Hadoop
8 8 (1.39%) HBase
8 8 (1.39%) MongoDB
9 7 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.05%) NoSQL
10 6 (1.05%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (0.87%) Blockchain
12 4 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 68 (11.85%) Jenkins
2 45 (7.84%) Maven
2 45 (7.84%) Subversion
3 26 (4.53%) JIRA
4 24 (4.18%) Git (software)
5 21 (3.66%) TeamCity
6 19 (3.31%) Octopus Deploy
7 12 (2.09%) NuGet
7 12 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.52%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.35%) Ant
9 2 (0.35%) GitLab
9 2 (0.35%) MSI
9 2 (0.35%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.35%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.17%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.17%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.17%) GCC
10 1 (0.17%) git-flow
10 1 (0.17%) Selenium
General
1 150 (26.13%) Finance
2 120 (20.91%) Banking
3 54 (9.41%) Investment Banking
4 50 (8.71%) Retail
5 45 (7.84%) Retail Banking
6 44 (7.67%) Front Office
7 28 (4.88%) Games
8 22 (3.83%) Telecoms
9 21 (3.66%) Financial Institution
10 18 (3.14%) Advertising
11 11 (1.92%) Back Office
12 7 (1.22%) Legal
13 4 (0.70%) Billing
13 4 (0.70%) Law
14 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.17%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.36%) Web Services
2 15 (2.61%) Elastic Stack
3 13 (2.26%) FIX Protocol
4 12 (2.09%) 802.1X
4 12 (2.09%) Node.js
5 11 (1.92%) CSS
6 10 (1.74%) .NET
7 9 (1.57%) AngularJS
7 9 (1.57%) Sensu
8 8 (1.39%) Kafka
8 8 (1.39%) Middleware
9 6 (1.05%) LAPP Stack
9 6 (1.05%) XMPP
10 3 (0.52%) FreeSWITCH
10 3 (0.52%) LEMP Stack
11 2 (0.35%) Apache Flex
11 2 (0.35%) IBM Integration Bus
11 2 (0.35%) LAMP
11 2 (0.35%) React
12 1 (0.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 82 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 61 (10.63%) Linux Command Line
3 34 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (5.23%) Data Protection Act
4 30 (5.23%) Fintech
5 25 (4.36%) Driving Licence
6 22 (3.83%) Clustering
7 14 (2.44%) iPad
8 12 (2.09%) Robotics
9 10 (1.74%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
10 9 (1.57%) Smart Meter
11 8 (1.39%) Security Operations Centre
12 6 (1.05%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.05%) Wiki
13 5 (0.87%) Fat Client
13 5 (0.87%) PKI
13 5 (0.87%) Replication
13 5 (0.87%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 305 (53.14%) Linux
2 194 (33.80%) Windows
3 112 (19.51%) Unix
4 101 (17.60%) Windows Server
5 31 (5.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (5.23%) CentOS
7 22 (3.83%) Ubuntu
8 18 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (3.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (2.79%) Windows 7
10 11 (1.92%) Windows 10
11 8 (1.39%) Apple iOS
11 8 (1.39%) Mac OS X
12 6 (1.05%) CoreOS
12 6 (1.05%) Debian
12 6 (1.05%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.35%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.17%) Android
14 1 (0.17%) SUSE
14 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (31.01%) DevOps
2 136 (23.69%) ITIL
3 96 (16.72%) Configuration Management
4 95 (16.55%) Agile Software Development
5 67 (11.67%) Security Operations
6 66 (11.50%) Release Management
7 59 (10.28%) Test Automation
8 52 (9.06%) Wealth Management
9 47 (8.19%) Continuous Deployment
10 46 (8.01%) Information Security
10 46 (8.01%) SIEM
11 45 (7.84%) Asset Management
12 44 (7.67%) Vulnerability Management
13 40 (6.97%) Cybersecurity
14 39 (6.79%) Network Design
14 39 (6.79%) Penetration Testing
15 37 (6.45%) Problem Management
15 37 (6.45%) Security Architecture
16 36 (6.27%) Load Balancing
16 36 (6.27%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 123 (21.43%) Java
2 91 (15.85%) Python
3 70 (12.20%) PowerShell
4 67 (11.67%) Perl
5 52 (9.06%) Bash Shell
6 49 (8.54%) JavaScript
7 46 (8.01%) SQL
8 45 (7.84%) VB
9 44 (7.67%) VBScript
10 28 (4.88%) C#
11 19 (3.31%) Ruby
12 17 (2.96%) Shell Script
13 11 (1.92%) C
14 7 (1.22%) Groovy
14 7 (1.22%) PHP
15 3 (0.52%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.35%) Go
16 2 (0.35%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.35%) Scala
17 1 (0.17%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 97 (16.90%) Cisco Certification
2 78 (13.59%) CCNP
3 48 (8.36%) CCNA
4 36 (6.27%) CISSP
5 34 (5.92%) Degree
6 30 (5.23%) CISM
7 28 (4.88%) CCIE
8 25 (4.36%) CCDA
9 23 (4.01%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (2.26%) CCVP
10 13 (2.26%) Security Cleared
11 12 (2.09%) JNCIP
11 12 (2.09%) MCSE
12 11 (1.92%) CCIP
12 11 (1.92%) CCSP
12 11 (1.92%) SC Cleared
13 7 (1.22%) AWS Certification
14 6 (1.05%) JNCIS
14 6 (1.05%) RHCE
14 6 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (12.02%) QA
2 57 (9.93%) SLA
3 45 (7.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 31 (5.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 15 (2.61%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 106 (18.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 73 (12.72%) Active Directory
3 56 (9.76%) Xen
4 47 (8.19%) KVM
5 36 (6.27%) Docker
6 24 (4.18%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (4.01%) LXC
8 15 (2.61%) Hyper-V
9 10 (1.74%) vSphere
10 8 (1.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 7 (1.22%) iptables
11 7 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.87%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.52%) OpenSIPS
13 3 (0.52%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.35%) XenApp
14 2 (0.35%) XenServer
15 1 (0.17%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 105 (18.29%) Puppet
2 74 (12.89%) Ansible
3 51 (8.89%) Opscode Chef
4 44 (7.67%) PowerBroker
5 43 (7.49%) Terraform
6 31 (5.40%) Kubernetes
7 30 (5.23%) FortiGate
8 22 (3.83%) SCCM
9 18 (3.14%) Nagios
10 16 (2.79%) SolarWinds Orion
11 13 (2.26%) Cisco CUCM
11 13 (2.26%) SCOM
12 12 (2.09%) SCDPM
13 11 (1.92%) Cisco UCCE
13 11 (1.92%) Cisco UCCX
14 10 (1.74%) Cacti
14 10 (1.74%) Consul
14 10 (1.74%) logstash
14 10 (1.74%) WSUS
15 9 (1.57%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 175 (30.49%) Cisco
2 135 (23.52%) VMware
3 99 (17.25%) Microsoft
4 98 (17.07%) Juniper
5 50 (8.71%) Red Hat
6 36 (6.27%) Palo Alto
7 35 (6.10%) F5
8 31 (5.40%) Citrix
9 27 (4.70%) CheckPoint
10 23 (4.01%) Avaya
11 22 (3.83%) SolarWinds
12 20 (3.48%) Oracle
13 14 (2.44%) Genesys
13 14 (2.44%) Verint
14 12 (2.09%) New Relic
15 11 (1.92%) AppDynamics
15 11 (1.92%) HP
15 11 (1.92%) NetApp
15 11 (1.92%) Splunk
16 10 (1.74%) Hitachi