Period
to 20 September 2018

The median annual salary for an Operations Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 804 688 798
Rank change year-on-year -116 +110 -32
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 361 567 502
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.32% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.33% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 269 413 384
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £30,950 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% - +3.75%

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 160,631 169,827 188,471
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 96.00% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 129,444 136,110 158,415
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 20 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Operations Engineer in the UK

Operations Engineer
Top 16 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 20 September 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 -135 338 £50,000 - 34
UK excluding London -39 192 £45,000 +8.43% 27
London -88 155 £62,500 +13.64% 10
South East -9 74 £45,000 +15.38% 6
North of England -23 42 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Midlands -6 39 £40,500 +15.71% 5
North West +9 25 £45,000 - 3
South West +11 21 £45,000 +2.86% 1
East Midlands +5 21 £55,000 -4.35% 1
West Midlands +10 18 £28,750 -17.86% 4
Yorkshire -10 14 £40,000 +6.67% 2
East of England +7 7 £50,000 +8.70% 5
Scotland -15 5 £55,000 -10.20% 2
Wales +9 3 £42,500 - 1
North East - 3 £33,440 - 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £35,000 -

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, Operations Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Operations Engineer in the job title.

1 163 (45.15%) Linux
2 136 (37.67%) DevOps
3 126 (34.90%) Windows
4 121 (33.52%) Amazon AWS
5 103 (28.53%) Python
6 85 (23.55%) VMware
7 83 (22.99%) PowerShell
8 82 (22.71%) Agile Software Development
9 75 (20.78%) Puppet
10 72 (19.94%) Microsoft Azure
11 71 (19.67%) Bash Shell
12 69 (19.11%) Cisco
13 64 (17.73%) SQL
13 64 (17.73%) ITIL
14 60 (16.62%) Firewall
14 60 (16.62%) Finance
15 59 (16.34%) Ansible
16 57 (15.79%) SQL Server
17 56 (15.51%) VMware Infrastructure
17 56 (15.51%) Data Centre
18 53 (14.68%) Microsoft
18 53 (14.68%) Active Directory
19 49 (13.57%) Jenkins
20 47 (13.02%) Opscode Chef
20 47 (13.02%) Docker
21 46 (12.74%) Ruby
21 46 (12.74%) Configuration Management
22 44 (12.19%) Cisco Certification
22 44 (12.19%) Windows Server
23 42 (11.63%) Continuous Integration

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 18 (4.99%) Confluence
2 17 (4.71%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (4.43%) OpenStack
4 14 (3.88%) Apache
5 12 (3.32%) Skype for Business
6 10 (2.77%) Tomcat
7 9 (2.49%) SharePoint
8 8 (2.22%) Anypoint
8 8 (2.22%) Cloud Foundry
8 8 (2.22%) IIS
9 7 (1.94%) MS Exchange
10 6 (1.66%) JBoss
10 6 (1.66%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 6 (1.66%) WebSphere
11 5 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (1.11%) Apache Spark
12 4 (1.11%) nginx
12 4 (1.11%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.83%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (2.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) iTrent
2 1 (0.28%) PlanetPress Connect
2 1 (0.28%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.28%) Siebel CRM
2 1 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 121 (33.52%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (19.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (6.37%) SaaS
4 21 (5.82%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (4.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 16 (4.43%) Amazon S3
6 14 (3.88%) IaaS
6 14 (3.88%) Office 365
7 11 (3.05%) GitHub
7 11 (3.05%) PaaS
8 10 (2.77%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (2.49%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (2.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (1.66%) CloudFront
11 5 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (1.11%) G Suite
13 3 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.83%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.83%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 60 (16.62%) Firewall
2 36 (9.97%) DNS
3 33 (9.14%) Wireless
4 30 (8.31%) VPN
5 27 (7.48%) TCP/IP
6 24 (6.65%) BGP
7 22 (6.09%) WAN
8 19 (5.26%) LAN
8 19 (5.26%) Network Security
9 18 (4.99%) Cisco ASA
9 18 (4.99%) Internet
10 14 (3.88%) Wireless Security
11 13 (3.60%) SAN
12 12 (3.32%) MPLS
12 12 (3.32%) OSPF
13 11 (3.05%) Wireshark
14 10 (2.77%) HTTP
14 10 (2.77%) VoIP
15 8 (2.22%) DHCP
15 8 (2.22%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 36 (9.97%) MySQL
3 22 (6.09%) Amazon RDS
4 16 (4.43%) Relational Database
5 14 (3.88%) Big Data
6 13 (3.60%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (3.05%) NoSQL
8 10 (2.77%) DB2
9 9 (2.49%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (1.66%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (1.39%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.39%) Redis
13 4 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (1.11%) Hadoop
13 4 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
14 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
15 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 49 (13.57%) Jenkins
2 31 (8.59%) JIRA
3 14 (3.88%) Git (software)
4 10 (2.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (2.49%) Selenium
5 9 (2.49%) TeamCity
6 8 (2.22%) Cucumber
6 8 (2.22%) JMeter
6 8 (2.22%) Sonatype Nexus
6 8 (2.22%) Visual Studio
7 7 (1.94%) Bitbucket
8 6 (1.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (1.39%) GitLab
10 4 (1.11%) CircleCI
10 4 (1.11%) Maven
10 4 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.83%) Subversion
11 3 (0.83%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.55%) Chocolatey
General
1 60 (16.62%) Finance
2 36 (9.97%) Banking
3 18 (4.99%) Investment Banking
4 14 (3.88%) Retail
4 14 (3.88%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.05%) Games
6 10 (2.77%) Financial Institution
7 8 (2.22%) Law
8 4 (1.11%) Automotive
9 3 (0.83%) Advertising
9 3 (0.83%) Legal
9 3 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.83%) Marketing
10 2 (0.55%) Electronics
10 2 (0.55%) Publishing
11 1 (0.28%) Billing
11 1 (0.28%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (7.20%) Web Services
2 25 (6.93%) .NET
3 18 (4.99%) Middleware
4 16 (4.43%) LDAP
5 11 (3.05%) HTML
5 11 (3.05%) LAMP
6 10 (2.77%) HTML5
6 10 (2.77%) Spring
6 10 (2.77%) Spring Boot
7 8 (2.22%) RESTful
8 7 (1.94%) Elastic Stack
9 5 (1.39%) .NET Core
9 5 (1.39%) ASP.NET
9 5 (1.39%) Node.js
9 5 (1.39%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (1.11%) JSON
10 4 (1.11%) REST
11 3 (0.83%) 802.1X
11 3 (0.83%) Kafka
12 2 (0.55%) RAML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (15.51%) Data Centre
2 26 (7.20%) Computer Science
3 19 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.88%) Linux Command Line
4 14 (3.88%) Public Cloud
5 11 (3.05%) Hedge funds
5 11 (3.05%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.05%) Mobile App
5 11 (3.05%) Private Cloud
6 10 (2.77%) Fintech
7 9 (2.49%) Cyberthreat
8 8 (2.22%) Clustering
8 8 (2.22%) Mobile Banking
9 7 (1.94%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.39%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.11%) NHS
13 3 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 163 (45.15%) Linux
2 126 (34.90%) Windows
3 44 (12.19%) Windows Server
4 39 (10.80%) Unix
5 18 (4.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (4.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (4.16%) CentOS
8 14 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.94%) Windows 10
10 6 (1.66%) Windows 7
11 5 (1.39%) Debian
12 4 (1.11%) Kali Linux
12 4 (1.11%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.83%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.55%) VME
14 2 (0.55%) VMS
14 2 (0.55%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.55%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (37.67%) DevOps
2 82 (22.71%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (17.73%) ITIL
4 46 (12.74%) Configuration Management
5 42 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
7 32 (8.86%) Service Delivery
8 28 (7.76%) Security Operations
9 27 (7.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 26 (7.20%) Task Automation
11 25 (6.93%) Continuous Delivery
12 23 (6.37%) Penetration Testing
13 21 (5.82%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 21 (5.82%) Test Automation
14 20 (5.54%) High Availability
15 18 (4.99%) Information Security
15 18 (4.99%) ITSM
15 18 (4.99%) Open Source
16 17 (4.71%) Software Engineering
16 17 (4.71%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 103 (28.53%) Python
2 83 (22.99%) PowerShell
3 71 (19.67%) Bash Shell
4 64 (17.73%) SQL
5 46 (12.74%) Ruby
6 41 (11.36%) Java
7 26 (7.20%) Perl
8 25 (6.93%) JavaScript
9 24 (6.65%) C#
10 18 (4.99%) PHP
11 17 (4.71%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.94%) C++
13 6 (1.66%) Scala
14 5 (1.39%) Go
14 5 (1.39%) VB
15 3 (0.83%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.55%) C
16 2 (0.55%) Groovy
16 2 (0.55%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 44 (12.19%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (11.08%) Degree
3 36 (9.97%) CCNA
4 29 (8.03%) CCNP
5 19 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (4.71%) MCSE
7 16 (4.43%) ITIL Certification
8 14 (3.88%) SC Cleared
8 14 (3.88%) Security Cleared
9 13 (3.60%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (1.94%) CISSP
11 6 (1.66%) CCIE
12 5 (1.39%) HND
12 5 (1.39%) JNCIA
12 5 (1.39%) RHCE
13 4 (1.11%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 4 (1.11%) CCSP
13 4 (1.11%) DBS Check
13 4 (1.11%) RHCSA
14 3 (0.83%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.71%) SLA
2 16 (4.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (4.43%) QA
3 6 (1.66%) GDPR
4 4 (1.11%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.11%) PMO
5 2 (0.55%) GCP
5 2 (0.55%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.55%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 56 (15.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 53 (14.68%) Active Directory
3 47 (13.02%) Docker
4 18 (4.99%) Hyper-V
5 16 (4.43%) vSphere
6 12 (3.32%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (3.32%) VMware Server
7 7 (1.94%) KVM
8 6 (1.66%) LXC
8 6 (1.66%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (1.39%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.83%) iptables
10 3 (0.83%) NFS
10 3 (0.83%) OpenAM
10 3 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.83%) XenApp
11 2 (0.55%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 75 (20.78%) Puppet
2 59 (16.34%) Ansible
3 47 (13.02%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (8.31%) Kubernetes
5 28 (7.76%) Terraform
6 15 (4.16%) Nagios
7 11 (3.05%) SCCM
8 8 (2.22%) ZABBIX
9 7 (1.94%) FortiGate
9 7 (1.94%) Grafana
9 7 (1.94%) Microsoft Clustering
9 7 (1.94%) SCOM
10 6 (1.66%) Cisco CUCM
11 5 (1.39%) Failover Clustering
11 5 (1.39%) SCSM
11 5 (1.39%) SCVMM
12 4 (1.11%) Icinga
12 4 (1.11%) Nessus
12 4 (1.11%) Packer
12 4 (1.11%) Salt
Vendors
1 85 (23.55%) VMware
2 69 (19.11%) Cisco
3 53 (14.68%) Microsoft
4 36 (9.97%) Juniper
5 20 (5.54%) Remedy
6 19 (5.26%) Splunk
7 18 (4.99%) Red Hat
8 17 (4.71%) SolarWinds
9 16 (4.43%) Google
10 15 (4.16%) Riverbed
11 14 (3.88%) Oracle
12 10 (2.77%) Arista
12 10 (2.77%) Citrix
12 10 (2.77%) F5
13 9 (2.49%) AppDynamics
13 9 (2.49%) New Relic
14 8 (2.22%) MuleSoft
14 8 (2.22%) Sophos
15 6 (1.66%) Dell
15 6 (1.66%) Sybase