Period
to 24 June 2018

The median annual salary for an Operations Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 827 804 752
Rank change year-on-year -23 -52 +44
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 362 413 585
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.24% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.25% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 271 317 460
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,650 £28,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +5.07%

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 167,325 166,575 194,587
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.26% 96.24% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 135,823 137,165 163,448
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 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,091
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.97% +5.23%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -52 345 £50,000 +5.26% 52
UK excluding London +15 199 £45,000 +8.43% 41
London -62 159 £60,000 +20.00% 18
South East +8 83 £41,000 -8.89% 10
North of England +18 42 £42,500 -10.53% 12
Midlands +8 30 £55,000 +57.14% 5
North West +6 28 £45,000 +5.88% 7
South West -4 21 £47,500 +28.38% 5
East Midlands +21 17 £55,000 - 2
Yorkshire +24 13 £40,000 -20.00% 1
West Midlands -1 13 £70,000 +100.00% 3
East of England -3 12 £50,000 +37.93% 2
Scotland -22 8 £52,500 -16.00% 4
Wales - 3 £42,500 - 3
Northern Ireland - 2 £31,250 -
North East -16 1 £33,440 - 4

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 180 (49.72%) Linux
2 154 (42.54%) Windows
3 120 (33.15%) DevOps
4 99 (27.35%) Amazon AWS
5 90 (24.86%) VMware
6 83 (22.93%) Firewall
6 83 (22.93%) Python
6 83 (22.93%) PowerShell
7 78 (21.55%) ITIL
8 74 (20.44%) Agile Software Development
8 74 (20.44%) Puppet
9 72 (19.89%) Bash Shell
10 70 (19.34%) Finance
10 70 (19.34%) Microsoft
11 63 (17.40%) Microsoft Azure
11 63 (17.40%) VMware Infrastructure
12 60 (16.57%) Cisco
13 59 (16.30%) Ansible
14 58 (16.02%) Windows Server
15 57 (15.75%) Opscode Chef
16 54 (14.92%) Java
16 54 (14.92%) SQL Server
17 51 (14.09%) SQL
17 51 (14.09%) TCP/IP
18 50 (13.81%) Jenkins
19 48 (13.26%) Active Directory
20 47 (12.98%) Data Centre
21 46 (12.71%) Ruby
22 44 (12.15%) Cisco Certification
22 44 (12.15%) Configuration Management

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 23 (6.35%) Apache
2 21 (5.80%) OpenStack
3 16 (4.42%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (3.59%) JBoss
5 12 (3.31%) MS Exchange
5 12 (3.31%) nginx
6 11 (3.04%) Apache Solr
6 11 (3.04%) Tomcat
7 10 (2.76%) Skype for Business
8 8 (2.21%) WebSphere
9 7 (1.93%) Confluence
9 7 (1.93%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 6 (1.66%) IIS
11 5 (1.38%) Apache Spark
11 5 (1.38%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (1.38%) CMS
11 5 (1.38%) SharePoint
12 4 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.83%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.55%) Workfront
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.28%) iTrent
2 1 (0.28%) Siebel CRM
2 1 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 99 (27.35%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (17.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (8.01%) SaaS
4 22 (6.08%) IaaS
5 14 (3.87%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (3.87%) Amazon S3
5 14 (3.87%) PaaS
6 12 (3.31%) AWS CloudFormation
6 12 (3.31%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (3.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 11 (3.04%) Office 365
8 7 (1.93%) OpenShift
9 6 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (1.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (1.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 4 (1.10%) Route 53
11 3 (0.83%) CloudFront
11 3 (0.83%) NuGet
11 3 (0.83%) Serverless
12 2 (0.55%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 83 (22.93%) Firewall
2 51 (14.09%) TCP/IP
3 43 (11.88%) DNS
4 33 (9.12%) VPN
5 32 (8.84%) Wireless
6 26 (7.18%) HTTP
7 24 (6.63%) WAN
8 23 (6.35%) Cisco ASA
9 19 (5.25%) Network Security
10 17 (4.70%) DHCP
11 16 (4.42%) BGP
11 16 (4.42%) LAN
11 16 (4.42%) Wireless Security
11 16 (4.42%) Wireshark
12 14 (3.87%) SAN
13 12 (3.31%) Internet
13 12 (3.31%) OSPF
14 11 (3.04%) IPv4
14 11 (3.04%) IPv6
14 11 (3.04%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (14.92%) SQL Server
2 40 (11.05%) MySQL
3 18 (4.97%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (4.97%) Relational Database
4 17 (4.70%) NoSQL
5 16 (4.42%) Redis
6 13 (3.59%) Amazon RDS
6 13 (3.59%) Big Data
7 8 (2.21%) DB2
7 8 (2.21%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.66%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (1.66%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.38%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.55%) NuoDB
12 1 (0.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 50 (13.81%) Jenkins
2 28 (7.73%) Git (software)
3 14 (3.87%) Bitbucket
4 13 (3.59%) JIRA
5 10 (2.76%) GoCD
6 7 (1.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (1.93%) Sonatype Nexus
6 7 (1.93%) TeamCity
7 6 (1.66%) Vagrant
8 5 (1.38%) Fiddler
8 5 (1.38%) LINQPad
9 4 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (1.10%) RSpec
10 3 (0.83%) Bower
10 3 (0.83%) CA Release Automation
10 3 (0.83%) GitLab
10 3 (0.83%) Maven
10 3 (0.83%) SonarQube
10 3 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.55%) Subversion
General
1 70 (19.34%) Finance
2 40 (11.05%) Banking
3 21 (5.80%) Investment Banking
4 19 (5.25%) Retail
5 15 (4.14%) Games
6 12 (3.31%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.76%) Financial Institution
8 9 (2.49%) Law
9 6 (1.66%) Marketing
10 3 (0.83%) Advertising
11 2 (0.55%) Automotive
11 2 (0.55%) Publishing
12 1 (0.28%) Billing
12 1 (0.28%) Legal
12 1 (0.28%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (10.22%) Web Services
2 27 (7.46%) Middleware
3 21 (5.80%) LDAP
4 19 (5.25%) .NET
5 13 (3.59%) LAMP
6 9 (2.49%) HTML
7 8 (2.21%) FIX Protocol
7 8 (2.21%) HTML5
7 8 (2.21%) RESTful
8 7 (1.93%) Node.js
9 6 (1.66%) 802.1X
9 6 (1.66%) Elastic Stack
9 6 (1.66%) REST
10 5 (1.38%) .NET Core
10 5 (1.38%) JSON
10 5 (1.38%) LINQ
11 4 (1.10%) RabbitMQ
12 3 (0.83%) ASP.NET
13 2 (0.55%) SAML
13 2 (0.55%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 47 (12.98%) Data Centre
2 20 (5.52%) Fintech
3 19 (5.25%) Hedge funds
4 17 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (4.14%) Clustering
6 14 (3.87%) Computer Science
7 12 (3.31%) Management Information System
7 12 (3.31%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (3.04%) Algorithms
9 9 (2.49%) Data Structures
9 9 (2.49%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (2.21%) Cyberthreat
10 8 (2.21%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (2.21%) Mobile App
10 8 (2.21%) Replication
11 7 (1.93%) Private Cloud
12 6 (1.66%) Minimum Viable Product
13 5 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (1.38%) Public Cloud
13 5 (1.38%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 180 (49.72%) Linux
2 154 (42.54%) Windows
3 58 (16.02%) Windows Server
4 30 (8.29%) Unix
5 23 (6.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (4.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (2.49%) CentOS
9 7 (1.93%) VMS
10 4 (1.10%) Debian
10 4 (1.10%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.83%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.55%) Amazon Linux
12 2 (0.55%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.55%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.28%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (33.15%) DevOps
2 78 (21.55%) ITIL
3 74 (20.44%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (12.15%) Configuration Management
4 44 (12.15%) Continuous Integration
5 38 (10.50%) Security Operations
6 34 (9.39%) High Availability
6 34 (9.39%) Information Security
7 33 (9.12%) Problem-Solving
8 31 (8.56%) Problem Management
9 27 (7.46%) Tech Ops
10 26 (7.18%) Penetration Testing
11 25 (6.91%) Service Delivery
11 25 (6.91%) Test Automation
12 24 (6.63%) Continuous Delivery
12 24 (6.63%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 23 (6.35%) Open Source
14 22 (6.08%) Mentoring
15 21 (5.80%) Performance Monitoring
15 21 (5.80%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 83 (22.93%) PowerShell
1 83 (22.93%) Python
2 72 (19.89%) Bash Shell
3 54 (14.92%) Java
4 51 (14.09%) SQL
5 46 (12.71%) Ruby
6 34 (9.39%) Perl
7 33 (9.12%) C#
8 30 (8.29%) JavaScript
8 30 (8.29%) Shell Script
9 18 (4.97%) PHP
10 7 (1.93%) C++
10 7 (1.93%) Groovy
10 7 (1.93%) VB
11 5 (1.38%) C
12 4 (1.10%) Go
12 4 (1.10%) Scala
13 3 (0.83%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.83%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (12.15%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (11.60%) Degree
3 33 (9.12%) CCNA
3 33 (9.12%) CCNP
4 20 (5.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (4.70%) ITIL Certification
5 17 (4.70%) Security Cleared
6 16 (4.42%) MCSE
7 10 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (2.76%) RHCSA
7 10 (2.76%) SC Cleared
8 9 (2.49%) MCSA
9 8 (2.21%) CISSP
10 7 (1.93%) MCP
11 6 (1.66%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (1.66%) CCIE
12 4 (1.10%) GIAC
12 4 (1.10%) JNCIA
13 3 (0.83%) GCIH
13 3 (0.83%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (9.67%) SLA
2 16 (4.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.93%) QA
4 4 (1.10%) GDPR
4 4 (1.10%) PSD2
5 3 (0.83%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.55%) GCP
6 2 (0.55%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.55%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 63 (17.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (13.26%) Active Directory
3 43 (11.88%) Docker
4 15 (4.14%) Hyper-V
5 14 (3.87%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (3.87%) vSphere
6 12 (3.31%) KVM
7 8 (2.21%) VMware Server
8 7 (1.93%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (1.66%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.10%) iptables
10 4 (1.10%) LXC
10 4 (1.10%) OpenAM
11 3 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.55%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.55%) Xen
12 2 (0.55%) XenApp
13 1 (0.28%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 74 (20.44%) Puppet
2 59 (16.30%) Ansible
3 57 (15.75%) Opscode Chef
4 41 (11.33%) Terraform
5 27 (7.46%) Kubernetes
6 17 (4.70%) Kibana
7 14 (3.87%) Nagios
8 10 (2.76%) Failover Clustering
8 10 (2.76%) Nessus
9 9 (2.49%) Salt
10 8 (2.21%) SCOM
11 7 (1.93%) Packer
11 7 (1.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 7 (1.93%) WSUS
12 6 (1.66%) SCCM
12 6 (1.66%) SolarWinds Orion
13 5 (1.38%) ZABBIX
14 3 (0.83%) Cacti
14 3 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
14 3 (0.83%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 90 (24.86%) VMware
2 70 (19.34%) Microsoft
3 60 (16.57%) Cisco
4 33 (9.12%) Juniper
5 26 (7.18%) Red Hat
6 18 (4.97%) SolarWinds
7 16 (4.42%) Oracle
8 15 (4.14%) Citrix
8 15 (4.14%) Google
9 12 (3.31%) Riverbed
10 9 (2.49%) Apple
10 9 (2.49%) Ivanti
10 9 (2.49%) NetApp
10 9 (2.49%) Shavlik
10 9 (2.49%) Splunk
11 8 (2.21%) Arista
11 8 (2.21%) F5
12 7 (1.93%) CommVault
12 7 (1.93%) Palo Alto
13 6 (1.66%) AlienVault