Period
to 10 December 2018

The median annual salary for an Operations Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 768 692 817
Rank change year-on-year -76 +125 -24
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 381 553 429
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.31% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.32% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 256 423 325
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £29,250 £34,200 £27,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -6.98%

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 153,459 171,422 178,550
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.85% 96.03% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 123,266 137,855 149,075
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
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% - +3.66%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -104 349 £50,000 - 45
UK excluding London -26 211 £45,000 +2.27% 36
London -10 158 £62,500 +8.70% 18
South East +5 70 £49,000 +3.16% 6
North of England -58 41 £45,000 +15.38% 4
Midlands +10 39 £32,500 -35.00% 9
West Midlands +23 26 £30,000 -40.00% 7
South West +22 22 £45,000 +5.88% 2
North West +3 21 £45,000 -14.29% 4
East of England +22 19 £35,000 -23.91% 6
Yorkshire -30 16 £40,000 +6.67%
Wales +19 14 £45,000 - 1
East Midlands -4 13 £53,000 -7.83% 2
Scotland +2 5 £47,500 -20.83% 3
North East -5 4 £72,240 +106.40%
Northern Ireland - 1 £60,000 - 5

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 129 (33.86%) DevOps
2 126 (33.07%) Linux
3 116 (30.45%) Amazon AWS
4 87 (22.83%) Windows
5 86 (22.57%) Python
6 82 (21.52%) Microsoft Azure
7 81 (21.26%) Cisco
8 79 (20.73%) Firewall
9 75 (19.69%) Agile Software Development
10 66 (17.32%) Data Centre
11 65 (17.06%) PowerShell
12 64 (16.80%) SQL
13 60 (15.75%) VMware
13 60 (15.75%) Puppet
14 56 (14.70%) Active Directory
15 55 (14.44%) Docker
16 52 (13.65%) Bash Shell
17 51 (13.39%) ITIL
18 50 (13.12%) SQL Server
18 50 (13.12%) JIRA
19 49 (12.86%) Ansible
20 45 (11.81%) Finance
21 43 (11.29%) Cisco Certification
21 43 (11.29%) Problem-Solving
22 42 (11.02%) Security Operations
22 42 (11.02%) Jenkins
23 40 (10.50%) Microsoft
23 40 (10.50%) Configuration Management
24 39 (10.24%) CCNA
25 38 (9.97%) Kubernetes

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 25 (6.56%) Confluence
2 17 (4.46%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (4.20%) Anypoint
3 16 (4.20%) Cloud Foundry
4 15 (3.94%) IIS
5 13 (3.41%) Apache
6 12 (3.15%) SharePoint
6 12 (3.15%) Skype for Business
7 9 (2.36%) OpenStack
8 7 (1.84%) MS Exchange
9 6 (1.57%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.31%) nginx
11 4 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.52%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.52%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.52%) Oracle Coherence
13 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.26%) GlassFish
Applications
1 7 (1.84%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.26%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 10 (2.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) PlanetPress Connect
2 1 (0.26%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 116 (30.45%) Amazon AWS
2 82 (21.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (5.25%) GitHub
3 20 (5.25%) Google Cloud Platform
4 15 (3.94%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (3.41%) Office 365
6 11 (2.89%) SaaS
7 9 (2.36%) PaaS
8 8 (2.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 8 (2.10%) Amazon S3
9 7 (1.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (1.31%) CloudFront
11 5 (1.31%) IaaS
12 4 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (1.05%) G Suite
13 3 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.52%) Datadog
14 2 (0.52%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 79 (20.73%) Firewall
2 37 (9.71%) BGP
2 37 (9.71%) DNS
2 37 (9.71%) WAN
3 30 (7.87%) TCP/IP
4 29 (7.61%) VPN
5 28 (7.35%) LAN
5 28 (7.35%) OSPF
6 22 (5.77%) Internet
7 21 (5.51%) MPLS
7 21 (5.51%) Wireless
8 16 (4.20%) Ethernet
9 12 (3.15%) Network Security
10 11 (2.89%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (2.62%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (2.62%) Wireshark
12 9 (2.36%) VoIP
13 8 (2.10%) BIG-IP
13 8 (2.10%) Intrusion Detection
13 8 (2.10%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (13.12%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.35%) MySQL
3 15 (3.94%) Amazon RDS
4 14 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (2.36%) Big Data
6 8 (2.10%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.31%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (1.31%) Couchbase
9 4 (1.05%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.79%) DB2
10 3 (0.79%) QlikView
11 2 (0.52%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.52%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 50 (13.12%) JIRA
2 42 (11.02%) Jenkins
3 25 (6.56%) Git (software)
4 17 (4.46%) Selenium
5 16 (4.20%) Cucumber
5 16 (4.20%) JMeter
6 13 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (3.41%) Visual Studio
7 8 (2.10%) Bitbucket
7 8 (2.10%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (1.84%) Metasploit
8 7 (1.84%) Subversion
8 7 (1.84%) TeamCity
9 6 (1.57%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (1.31%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (1.05%) Chocolatey
11 4 (1.05%) CircleCI
12 3 (0.79%) Maven
13 2 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (0.52%) Hudson
General
1 45 (11.81%) Finance
2 35 (9.19%) Banking
3 24 (6.30%) Retail
4 17 (4.46%) Telecoms
5 13 (3.41%) Welsh Language
6 10 (2.62%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.57%) Multimedia
8 5 (1.31%) Games
8 5 (1.31%) Legal
9 4 (1.05%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.05%) Marketing
10 3 (0.79%) Advertising
10 3 (0.79%) Automotive
10 3 (0.79%) Electronics
11 2 (0.52%) Back Office
11 2 (0.52%) Front Office
11 2 (0.52%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.52%) Law
11 2 (0.52%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.30%) Web Services
2 18 (4.72%) .NET
3 17 (4.46%) Spring
3 17 (4.46%) Spring Boot
4 10 (2.62%) Kafka
5 9 (2.36%) Middleware
6 7 (1.84%) LDAP
7 5 (1.31%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (1.31%) JSON
7 5 (1.31%) REST
8 4 (1.05%) HTML
8 4 (1.05%) LAMP
8 4 (1.05%) X-Windows
9 3 (0.79%) HTML5
10 2 (0.52%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.52%) J2EE
10 2 (0.52%) Node.js
10 2 (0.52%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (0.52%) RESTful
10 2 (0.52%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 66 (17.32%) Data Centre
2 25 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.51%) Mobile App
4 18 (4.72%) Public Cloud
5 17 (4.46%) Management Information System
6 16 (4.20%) Mobile Banking
7 13 (3.41%) BBC
8 12 (3.15%) Hybrid Cloud
9 10 (2.62%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (2.10%) Clustering
10 8 (2.10%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.84%) Driving Licence
12 6 (1.57%) Hedge funds
12 6 (1.57%) Media Streaming
12 6 (1.57%) NHS
13 5 (1.31%) Analytical Mindset
13 5 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
14 3 (0.79%) Cloud Native
14 3 (0.79%) iPad
15 2 (0.52%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 126 (33.07%) Linux
2 87 (22.83%) Windows
3 37 (9.71%) Unix
4 31 (8.14%) Windows Server
5 16 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (3.94%) CentOS
7 13 (3.41%) Kali Linux
8 12 (3.15%) Windows 10
9 10 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (2.10%) Mac OS
12 7 (1.84%) Windows 7
13 6 (1.57%) Ubuntu
14 5 (1.31%) Windows 8
15 4 (1.05%) Solaris
16 3 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.52%) Android
17 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.52%) Debian
17 2 (0.52%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (33.86%) DevOps
2 75 (19.69%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (13.39%) ITIL
4 43 (11.29%) Problem-Solving
5 42 (11.02%) Security Operations
6 40 (10.50%) Configuration Management
7 30 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
8 27 (7.09%) Incident Management
8 27 (7.09%) Microservices
9 24 (6.30%) Continuous Delivery
9 24 (6.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 23 (6.04%) Computer Science
10 23 (6.04%) Cybersecurity
10 23 (6.04%) Deployment Automation
10 23 (6.04%) Tech Ops
11 20 (5.25%) Collaborative Working
11 20 (5.25%) OWASP
11 20 (5.25%) SIEM
12 19 (4.99%) ITSM
12 19 (4.99%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 86 (22.57%) Python
2 65 (17.06%) PowerShell
3 64 (16.80%) SQL
4 52 (13.65%) Bash Shell
5 33 (8.66%) Ruby
6 22 (5.77%) Perl
7 21 (5.51%) Java
8 19 (4.99%) C
9 17 (4.46%) C#
10 16 (4.20%) PHP
11 12 (3.15%) Shell Script
12 10 (2.62%) C++
12 10 (2.62%) JavaScript
13 9 (2.36%) VB
14 5 (1.31%) Go
15 4 (1.05%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.79%) AWK
17 2 (0.52%) Scala
17 2 (0.52%) VBScript
18 1 (0.26%) F#
Qualifications
1 43 (11.29%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (10.24%) CCNA
3 33 (8.66%) Degree
4 28 (7.35%) CCNP
5 17 (4.46%) Security Cleared
6 16 (4.20%) SC Cleared
7 15 (3.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (3.67%) MCSE
9 10 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (1.84%) RHCE
11 7 (1.84%) SANS
12 6 (1.57%) CCVP
12 6 (1.57%) CISSP
12 6 (1.57%) DBS Check
12 6 (1.57%) RHCSA
13 5 (1.31%) HND
14 4 (1.05%) JNCIA
15 3 (0.79%) MCP
15 3 (0.79%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (4.72%) PCI DSS
3 16 (4.20%) GDPR
4 14 (3.67%) QA
5 10 (2.62%) SLA
6 9 (2.36%) PMO
7 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.26%) PSD2
System Software
1 56 (14.70%) Active Directory
2 55 (14.44%) Docker
3 34 (8.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (4.72%) Snort
5 16 (4.20%) Hyper-V
6 9 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (2.10%) Firmware
8 7 (1.84%) vSphere
9 6 (1.57%) LXC
9 6 (1.57%) VMware Server
10 5 (1.31%) KVM
11 4 (1.05%) Varnish
12 3 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.79%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.52%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.52%) Ceph
13 2 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.52%) Xen
13 2 (0.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 60 (15.75%) Puppet
2 49 (12.86%) Ansible
3 38 (9.97%) Kubernetes
4 34 (8.92%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (6.56%) Nessus
6 23 (6.04%) Terraform
7 22 (5.77%) Nagios
8 10 (2.62%) SCCM
9 8 (2.10%) Grafana
10 7 (1.84%) Cisco CUCM
10 7 (1.84%) EnCase
10 7 (1.84%) FortiGate
10 7 (1.84%) FTK
10 7 (1.84%) Microsoft Clustering
10 7 (1.84%) Nexpose
10 7 (1.84%) QRadar
10 7 (1.84%) SCOM
10 7 (1.84%) Suricata
11 5 (1.31%) Graphite
12 4 (1.05%) Icinga
Vendors
1 81 (21.26%) Cisco
2 60 (15.75%) VMware
3 40 (10.50%) Microsoft
4 35 (9.19%) Splunk
5 34 (8.92%) Juniper
6 23 (6.04%) Google
7 21 (5.51%) Remedy
8 20 (5.25%) Qualys
9 19 (4.99%) Palo Alto
10 18 (4.72%) CheckPoint
10 18 (4.72%) New Relic
11 17 (4.46%) AppDynamics
12 16 (4.20%) MuleSoft
12 16 (4.20%) SolarWinds
13 15 (3.94%) F5
13 15 (3.94%) Oracle
14 14 (3.67%) ServiceNow
15 13 (3.41%) Citrix
16 11 (2.89%) ArcSight
16 11 (2.89%) Red Hat