Operations Engineer
UK

The median Operations Engineer salary in the UK is £57,500 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 2 March 2024.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
2 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 656 840 819
Rank change year-on-year +184 -21 -172
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 191 188 336
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.17% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.18% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 156 152 209
10th Percentile £32,500 £34,678 £33,350
25th Percentile £41,719 £45,000 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £60,000 £54,100
Median % change year-on-year -4.17% +10.91% +8.20%
75th Percentile £67,500 £72,672 £67,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £92,000 £81,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +21.05% +5.56% -

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 77,164 104,802 135,666
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 93.58% 95.59%
Number of salaries quoted 57,734 65,779 84,694
10th Percentile £28,501 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,085 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £72,500 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.21% +5.50% +5.26%

Operations Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Operations Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Operations Engineer in the UK

Operations Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Operations Engineer.

Salary trend for Operations Engineer in the UK

Operations Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Operations Engineer over the 6 months to 2 March 2024.

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 2 March 2024. 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
Jobs
England +188 180 £57,500 -11.54% 60
UK excluding London +143 137 £57,500 +21.05% 44
Work from Home +208 102 £60,000 - 28
North of England +124 48 £65,000 +36.84% 11
London +145 43 £56,250 -17.28% 22
North West +85 34 £65,000 +85.71% 7
Midlands +82 31 £42,500 +4.62% 13
East of England +66 24 £70,000 +3.70% 1
South East +59 22 £47,500 -2.56% 9
West Midlands +82 20 £42,500 -10.53% 6
South West +21 13 £57,500 +4.55% 5
Yorkshire +101 11 £85,000 +78.95% 3
East Midlands +23 11 £48,392 +38.26% 7
North East +6 3 - - 1
Scotland - 3 £55,000 - 3
Wales - 1 £29,500 - 2

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 2 March 2024, Operations Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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 98 (51.31%) Azure
2 61 (31.94%) Microsoft
3 46 (24.08%) ITIL
4 42 (21.99%) Active Directory
4 42 (21.99%) Cloud Operations
5 40 (20.94%) Microsoft 365
6 38 (19.90%) AWS
6 38 (19.90%) Windows
7 37 (19.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 35 (18.32%) DNS
8 35 (18.32%) Firewall
8 35 (18.32%) Cybersecurity
9 34 (17.80%) Linux
9 34 (17.80%) Terraform
10 32 (16.75%) Problem-Solving
10 32 (16.75%) Security Operations
10 32 (16.75%) DHCP
11 31 (16.23%) DevOps
12 29 (15.18%) Agile
13 28 (14.66%) Infrastructure as Code
13 28 (14.66%) CI/CD
13 28 (14.66%) Python
13 28 (14.66%) PowerShell
14 25 (13.09%) Social Skills
15 24 (12.57%) WAN
16 23 (12.04%) Docker
16 23 (12.04%) Kubernetes
17 21 (10.99%) Linux Command Line
17 21 (10.99%) SQL
17 21 (10.99%) Puppet

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (3.14%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.62%) IIS
3 3 (1.57%) Microsoft Exchange
4 2 (1.05%) Apache
4 2 (1.05%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 98 (51.31%) Azure
2 40 (20.94%) Microsoft 365
3 38 (19.90%) AWS
4 20 (10.47%) Entra ID
4 20 (10.47%) IaaS
4 20 (10.47%) SaaS
5 16 (8.38%) Azure DevOps
5 16 (8.38%) PaaS
6 12 (6.28%) Power Platform
7 8 (4.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 8 (4.19%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (3.14%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (3.14%) OneDrive
9 5 (2.62%) Datadog
9 5 (2.62%) GCP
10 3 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (1.57%) GitHub
11 2 (1.05%) Azure AKS
11 2 (1.05%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 1 (0.52%) Amazon EventBridge
Communications & Networking
1 35 (18.32%) DNS
1 35 (18.32%) Firewall
2 32 (16.75%) DHCP
3 24 (12.57%) WAN
4 17 (8.90%) LAN
5 16 (8.38%) TCP/IP
6 15 (7.85%) Network Security
7 13 (6.81%) Wi-Fi
8 12 (6.28%) Internet
8 12 (6.28%) VoIP
9 10 (5.24%) VPN
10 7 (3.66%) BGP
10 7 (3.66%) OSPF
11 6 (3.14%) MPLS
12 5 (2.62%) HTTP
12 5 (2.62%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (2.62%) SD-WAN
12 5 (2.62%) VLAN
13 4 (2.09%) Ethernet VPN
13 4 (2.09%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.24%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.62%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.09%) Big Data
3 4 (2.09%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.57%) MySQL
4 3 (1.57%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.52%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (4.19%) Git
2 6 (3.14%) Bitbucket
2 6 (3.14%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.52%) Subversion
4 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (13.09%) Social Skills
2 13 (6.81%) Law
3 10 (5.24%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 8 (4.19%) Finance
5 6 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.14%) Public Sector
6 5 (2.62%) Organisational Skills
7 4 (2.09%) Legal
7 4 (2.09%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.57%) Retail
9 2 (1.05%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.14%) Node.js
2 5 (2.62%) ADO
2 5 (2.62%) JSON
2 5 (2.62%) YAML
3 4 (2.09%) REST
3 4 (2.09%) Web Services
4 2 (1.05%) AWS CDK
5 1 (0.52%) .NET
5 1 (0.52%) HTML
5 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Graph
5 1 (0.52%) OpenID
5 1 (0.52%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.99%) Linux Command Line
2 15 (7.85%) Data Centre
3 14 (7.33%) Hybrid Cloud
4 12 (6.28%) Driving Licence
5 10 (5.24%) Cloud Native
6 9 (4.71%) Management Information System
7 8 (4.19%) IoT
7 8 (4.19%) Security Operations Centre
8 7 (3.66%) Fat Client
8 7 (3.66%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (3.66%) Thin Client
9 6 (3.14%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 6 (3.14%) Renewable Energy
10 4 (2.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (1.57%) Clustering
11 3 (1.57%) Cybercrime
12 2 (1.05%) CMDB
12 2 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (1.05%) Private Cloud
12 2 (1.05%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 38 (19.90%) Windows
2 34 (17.80%) Linux
3 17 (8.90%) Windows Server
4 11 (5.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (4.19%) Windows 10
6 6 (3.14%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (2.09%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.05%) CentOS
8 2 (1.05%) Debian
8 2 (1.05%) Fedora
8 2 (1.05%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.05%) openSUSE
8 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.52%) Unix
9 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (24.08%) ITIL
2 42 (21.99%) Cloud Operations
3 37 (19.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 35 (18.32%) Cybersecurity
5 32 (16.75%) Problem-Solving
5 32 (16.75%) Security Operations
6 31 (16.23%) DevOps
7 29 (15.18%) Agile
8 28 (14.66%) CI/CD
8 28 (14.66%) Infrastructure as Code
9 18 (9.42%) SIEM
10 17 (8.90%) Configuration Management
10 17 (8.90%) ITSM
11 16 (8.38%) Continuous Improvement
11 16 (8.38%) Digital Strategy
11 16 (8.38%) Service Management
12 15 (7.85%) Service Delivery
13 13 (6.81%) Mentoring
13 13 (6.81%) Performance Metrics
13 13 (6.81%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 28 (14.66%) PowerShell
1 28 (14.66%) Python
2 21 (10.99%) SQL
3 17 (8.90%) Java
4 13 (6.81%) Bash
5 12 (6.28%) JavaScript
5 12 (6.28%) Perl
6 10 (5.24%) Ruby
7 9 (4.71%) Go
8 7 (3.66%) TypeScript
9 6 (3.14%) C++
10 5 (2.62%) C#
10 5 (2.62%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.05%) C
11 2 (1.05%) PHP
12 1 (0.52%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (9.42%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.85%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.28%) A+ Certification
3 12 (6.28%) Network+ Certification
4 11 (5.76%) Degree
5 10 (5.24%) JNCIP
6 9 (4.71%) JNCIA
7 8 (4.19%) AWS Certification
8 5 (2.62%) Azure Certification
9 3 (1.57%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.05%) CCNA
10 2 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.05%) CISMP
10 2 (1.05%) CISSP
10 2 (1.05%) HNC
10 2 (1.05%) HND
10 2 (1.05%) MCSE
10 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.52%) JNCIE
11 1 (0.52%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.14%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.09%) NIST
3 4 (2.09%) SLA
4 2 (1.05%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.05%) GDPR
4 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.52%) GRC
5 1 (0.52%) NCSC
System Software
1 42 (21.99%) Active Directory
2 23 (12.04%) Docker
3 14 (7.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.14%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.57%) Samba
7 2 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.52%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 34 (17.80%) Terraform
2 23 (12.04%) Kubernetes
3 21 (10.99%) Puppet
4 16 (8.38%) Progress Chef
5 14 (7.33%) Microsoft Intune
6 12 (6.28%) Ansible
7 11 (5.76%) Salt
8 9 (4.71%) SCCM
9 7 (3.66%) Opsgenie
10 4 (2.09%) CASB
11 3 (1.57%) Nagios
12 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (1.05%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.52%) Grafana
13 1 (0.52%) HP Fortify
13 1 (0.52%) Icinga
13 1 (0.52%) vCenter Server
13 1 (0.52%) yum
Vendors
1 61 (31.94%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.95%) VMware
3 17 (8.90%) Cisco
4 14 (7.33%) Veeam
5 10 (5.24%) Juniper
5 10 (5.24%) Palo Alto
5 10 (5.24%) ServiceNow
6 9 (4.71%) Fortinet
7 5 (2.62%) Google
8 4 (2.09%) Citrix
8 4 (2.09%) F5
8 4 (2.09%) Qualys
9 3 (1.57%) Dell
9 3 (1.57%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.57%) Zscaler
10 2 (1.05%) Forcepoint
10 2 (1.05%) LogRhythm
10 2 (1.05%) Remedy
10 2 (1.05%) Varonis
11 1 (0.52%) New Relic