Period
to 29 October 2020

The median annual salary for an Operations Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

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
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 531 748 817
Rank change year-on-year +217 +69 -125
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 157 328 364
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.24% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.25% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 158 266 261
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £38,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%

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 47,265 131,763 157,991
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.02% 95.66% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 39,109 105,399 127,161
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 29 October 2020.

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 29 October 2020. 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 +230 150 £52,500 +5.00% 25
UK excluding London +207 90 £46,000 +2.22% 22
London +213 65 £57,500 -1.71% 4
South East +176 24 £50,000 +25.00% 4
South West +131 19 £45,000 - 3
Work from Home +35 19 £57,500 +9.52% 1
Midlands +110 18 £45,000 +12.50% 8
East of England +139 15 £65,000 +30.00% 1
West Midlands +102 12 £45,000 +8.43% 8
North of England +142 7 £45,000 -10.00% 5
East Midlands +72 6 £36,500 -8.75%
Yorkshire +112 4 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Scotland +76 4 £27,250 -48.58% 1
North West +125 3 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Wales +43 3 £42,500 +10.39%

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 October 2020, 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 72 (45.86%) DevOps
2 55 (35.03%) Linux
2 55 (35.03%) AWS
3 45 (28.66%) Windows
3 45 (28.66%) Active Directory
4 44 (28.03%) Firewall
5 41 (26.11%) Cisco
5 41 (26.11%) Python
6 40 (25.48%) Ansible
7 39 (24.84%) Finance
8 38 (24.20%) Security Operations
9 36 (22.93%) Azure
10 35 (22.29%) Agile Software Development
10 35 (22.29%) Microsoft
11 33 (21.02%) SIEM
12 32 (20.38%) Cybersecurity
12 32 (20.38%) Terraform
13 31 (19.75%) Office 365
14 30 (19.11%) Bash Shell
14 30 (19.11%) IBM
15 29 (18.47%) PowerShell
16 28 (17.83%) Docker
17 27 (17.20%) Windows Server
18 26 (16.56%) Jenkins
18 26 (16.56%) Splunk
18 26 (16.56%) Internet
19 25 (15.92%) ITIL
19 25 (15.92%) QRadar
19 25 (15.92%) SANS
19 25 (15.92%) LogRhythm

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 12 (7.64%) IIS
2 6 (3.82%) Confluence
3 1 (0.64%) Apache
3 1 (0.64%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.64%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 18 (11.46%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 55 (35.03%) AWS
2 36 (22.93%) Azure
3 31 (19.75%) Office 365
4 19 (12.10%) IaaS
5 18 (11.46%) SaaS
6 17 (10.83%) PaaS
7 10 (6.37%) AWS CloudFormation
8 9 (5.73%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (3.18%) Datadog
9 5 (3.18%) Serverless
10 4 (2.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (2.55%) Cloudflare
10 4 (2.55%) G Suite
10 4 (2.55%) GCP
10 4 (2.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (1.91%) Amazon EKS
11 3 (1.91%) Amazon S3
11 3 (1.91%) GitHub
11 3 (1.91%) npm
12 2 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 44 (28.03%) Firewall
2 26 (16.56%) Internet
3 16 (10.19%) DNS
3 16 (10.19%) TCP/IP
4 9 (5.73%) VoIP
4 9 (5.73%) WAN
5 7 (4.46%) DHCP
5 7 (4.46%) LAN
6 6 (3.82%) Network Security
7 5 (3.18%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (2.55%) HTTP
9 3 (1.91%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (1.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (1.91%) HTTPS
9 3 (1.91%) SAN
10 2 (1.27%) Cisco Firepower
10 2 (1.27%) Cisco ISE
10 2 (1.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 2 (1.27%) VPN
10 2 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.28%) MySQL
2 10 (6.37%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.73%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (3.82%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.18%) InfluxDB
6 3 (1.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (1.91%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.91%) Redis
7 1 (0.64%) BigQuery
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 26 (16.56%) Jenkins
2 18 (11.46%) Git (software)
3 8 (5.10%) JIRA
4 5 (3.18%) GitLab
4 5 (3.18%) Selenium
5 4 (2.55%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.91%) Codeship
6 3 (1.91%) Cypress.io
6 3 (1.91%) Mocha
6 3 (1.91%) TestCafe
6 3 (1.91%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.91%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (1.91%) webpack
7 2 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.27%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.64%) Hudson
8 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.64%) TeamCity
General
1 39 (24.84%) Finance
2 21 (13.38%) Telecoms
3 20 (12.74%) Public Sector
4 19 (12.10%) Manufacturing
5 17 (10.83%) Electronics
5 17 (10.83%) Marketing
6 7 (4.46%) Retail
7 3 (1.91%) Banking
8 2 (1.27%) Games
8 2 (1.27%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.64%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.10%) Node.js
1 8 (5.10%) Web Services
2 5 (3.18%) CSS
2 5 (3.18%) HTML
2 5 (3.18%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (2.55%) React
4 3 (1.91%) Chai
4 3 (1.91%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (1.91%) Enzyme
4 3 (1.91%) Express
4 3 (1.91%) GatsbyJS
4 3 (1.91%) HTML5
4 3 (1.91%) HTML5 Canvas
4 3 (1.91%) Jest
4 3 (1.91%) Pixi.js
4 3 (1.91%) Redux
4 3 (1.91%) RESTful
5 2 (1.27%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.27%) LDAP
6 1 (0.64%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.10%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.73%) Security Operations Centre
3 8 (5.10%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.10%) Public Cloud
4 3 (1.91%) Cloud Native
4 3 (1.91%) Clustering
4 3 (1.91%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.27%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.27%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.27%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.64%) CCTV
6 1 (0.64%) CMDB
6 1 (0.64%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.64%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.64%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.64%) Online Games
6 1 (0.64%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 55 (35.03%) Linux
2 45 (28.66%) Windows
3 27 (17.20%) Windows Server
4 13 (8.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (7.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (7.01%) Windows Server 2016
6 10 (6.37%) Ubuntu
7 8 (5.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (5.10%) Unix
8 7 (4.46%) CentOS
8 7 (4.46%) Debian
9 5 (3.18%) VMS
10 3 (1.91%) AIX
10 3 (1.91%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.91%) Solaris
11 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.64%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (45.86%) DevOps
2 38 (24.20%) Security Operations
3 35 (22.29%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (21.02%) SIEM
5 32 (20.38%) Cybersecurity
6 25 (15.92%) ITIL
7 20 (12.74%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (12.10%) Configuration Management
9 17 (10.83%) Digital Marketing
9 17 (10.83%) Identity Management
9 17 (10.83%) Infrastructure as Code
9 17 (10.83%) Privileged Access Management
9 17 (10.83%) Programme Management
9 17 (10.83%) Technical Leadership
10 16 (10.19%) Information Security
10 16 (10.19%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (9.55%) Fintech
11 15 (9.55%) Task Automation
12 13 (8.28%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (8.28%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (26.11%) Python
2 30 (19.11%) Bash Shell
3 29 (18.47%) PowerShell
4 16 (10.19%) Perl
5 12 (7.64%) Java
6 8 (5.10%) JavaScript
7 6 (3.82%) Shell Script
7 6 (3.82%) SQL
7 6 (3.82%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.91%) ES6
8 3 (1.91%) PHP
9 2 (1.27%) C#
9 2 (1.27%) VBScript
10 1 (0.64%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (15.92%) SANS
2 21 (13.38%) Degree
3 13 (8.28%) CISSP
4 9 (5.73%) GPEN
4 9 (5.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (5.10%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (5.10%) MCSE
5 8 (5.10%) Postgraduate
6 7 (4.46%) CCNP
6 7 (4.46%) MCITP
7 6 (3.82%) AWS Certification
7 6 (3.82%) MCTS
8 5 (3.18%) CCNA
9 4 (2.55%) SC Cleared
9 4 (2.55%) Security Cleared
10 3 (1.91%) HND
10 3 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.27%) CEH
11 2 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.64%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 12 (7.64%) SLA
2 8 (5.10%) COBIT
2 8 (5.10%) NIST
3 5 (3.18%) GDPR
4 3 (1.91%) QA
5 1 (0.64%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (28.66%) Active Directory
2 28 (17.83%) Docker
3 22 (14.01%) Hyper-V
4 18 (11.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (4.46%) Firmware
6 3 (1.91%) Btrfs
6 3 (1.91%) Ceph
6 3 (1.91%) DRBD
6 3 (1.91%) KVM
6 3 (1.91%) LXC
6 3 (1.91%) Xen
7 1 (0.64%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 40 (25.48%) Ansible
2 32 (20.38%) Terraform
3 25 (15.92%) QRadar
4 22 (14.01%) Kubernetes
5 18 (11.46%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (11.46%) Puppet
6 13 (8.28%) SCCM
7 12 (7.64%) SCVMM
8 8 (5.10%) Docker Swarm
8 8 (5.10%) Prometheus
9 6 (3.82%) Grafana
9 6 (3.82%) Graylog
10 5 (3.18%) Rancher
11 3 (1.91%) Nessus
11 3 (1.91%) Oracle ZFS
11 3 (1.91%) ZABBIX
12 2 (1.27%) CASB
13 1 (0.64%) Istio
13 1 (0.64%) Kibana
13 1 (0.64%) Packer
Vendors
1 41 (26.11%) Cisco
2 35 (22.29%) Microsoft
3 30 (19.11%) IBM
4 26 (16.56%) Splunk
5 25 (15.92%) LogRhythm
6 22 (14.01%) VMware
7 21 (13.38%) CheckPoint
8 20 (12.74%) Palo Alto
9 18 (11.46%) SAP
10 17 (10.83%) ArcSight
10 17 (10.83%) BeyondTrust
10 17 (10.83%) Bomgar
10 17 (10.83%) CyberArk
10 17 (10.83%) NetWitness
10 17 (10.83%) Thycotic
11 16 (10.19%) Red Hat
12 8 (5.10%) BroadSoft
12 8 (5.10%) Darktrace
12 8 (5.10%) Oracle
13 7 (4.46%) New Relic