Operations Engineer Jobs

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 leading to 23 July 2024.

The table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
23 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 688 739 856
Rank change year-on-year +51 +117 -50
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 170 143 459
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.17% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.19% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 131 122 244
10th Percentile £30,500 £38,759 £31,133
25th Percentile £36,724 £43,125 £38,947
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £54,100
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +1.66% -5.91%
75th Percentile £72,500 £69,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £79,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -2.17%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides 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 88,536 75,469 168,685
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 91.81% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 60,547 52,100 88,408
10th Percentile £30,000 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £44,000 £43,630
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £71,000 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £53,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year -5.66% +2.91% +8.42%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +44 155 £60,000 +9.09% 21
UK excluding London +19 134 £50,000 +5.26% 14
Work from Home +47 53 £65,000 +26.21% 7
North of England +33 42 £60,000 +26.32% 1
Midlands +9 39 £40,000 -15.79% 2
London +58 34 £62,500 -3.85% 8
North West +21 27 £62,500 +23.15% 1
South West +3 26 £75,000 +100.00% 4
West Midlands +6 23 £42,500 -10.53% 2
East Midlands -17 16 £40,000 +14.29%
East of England 0 11 £67,500 -3.57% 2
Scotland -39 11 £33,000 -11.74%
Yorkshire +42 9 £35,000 -26.32%
North East -8 6 £60,000 +41.18%
Wales - 3 £28,750 -
South East -29 2 £48,750 +2.63% 7

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 75 (44.12%) Azure
2 49 (28.82%) Continuous Improvement
3 46 (27.06%) Problem-Solving
4 45 (26.47%) Windows
4 45 (26.47%) Agile
5 43 (25.29%) Active Directory
6 42 (24.71%) Microsoft
6 42 (24.71%) ITIL
6 42 (24.71%) AWS
7 39 (22.94%) Linux
8 38 (22.35%) Python
8 38 (22.35%) Kubernetes
9 33 (19.41%) Windows Server
10 32 (18.82%) Cisco
11 30 (17.65%) Terraform
12 29 (17.06%) Cloud Operations
12 29 (17.06%) Docker
13 27 (15.88%) CI/CD
14 25 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 25 (14.71%) Infrastructure as Code
15 24 (14.12%) Service Delivery
15 24 (14.12%) Change Management
15 24 (14.12%) PowerShell
16 23 (13.53%) DevOps
16 23 (13.53%) Firewall
17 22 (12.94%) Java
17 22 (12.94%) VoIP
17 22 (12.94%) Ansible
17 22 (12.94%) Social Skills
18 21 (12.35%) Analytical Skills

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 14 (8.24%) IIS
2 1 (0.59%) Confluence
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) MIS ActiveH
Cloud Services
1 75 (44.12%) Azure
2 42 (24.71%) AWS
3 20 (11.76%) SaaS
4 16 (9.41%) Entra ID
4 16 (9.41%) Microsoft 365
5 14 (8.24%) OpenShift
6 9 (5.29%) Azure DevOps
6 9 (5.29%) IaaS
6 9 (5.29%) PaaS
7 6 (3.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (2.35%) Azure Storage
9 4 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.76%) Azure AKS
10 3 (1.76%) Datadog
11 2 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (1.18%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 1 (0.59%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.59%) Azure Functions
12 1 (0.59%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 23 (13.53%) Firewall
2 22 (12.94%) VoIP
3 11 (6.47%) VPN
4 10 (5.88%) Network Security
4 10 (5.88%) SAN
5 5 (2.94%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.35%) Internet
7 3 (1.76%) DNS
7 3 (1.76%) LAN
7 3 (1.76%) WAN
8 2 (1.18%) BGP
8 2 (1.18%) DHCP
8 2 (1.18%) OSPF
9 1 (0.59%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.59%) MPLS
9 1 (0.59%) tcpdump
9 1 (0.59%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.59%) VLAN
9 1 (0.59%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.59%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.76%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.76%) MySQL
3 2 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.59%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (5.29%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.35%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (2.35%) TeamCity
3 3 (1.76%) Bitbucket
3 3 (1.76%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.76%) JMeter
3 3 (1.76%) Robot Framework
3 3 (1.76%) SonarQube
4 2 (1.18%) MLflow
5 1 (0.59%) Git
5 1 (0.59%) GitLab
5 1 (0.59%) JIRA
General
1 22 (12.94%) Social Skills
2 21 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (10.59%) Law
4 15 (8.82%) Finance
5 14 (8.24%) Tech for Good
6 8 (4.71%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 3 (1.76%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.76%) Marketing
8 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.59%) Advertising
9 1 (0.59%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (0.59%) Legal
9 1 (0.59%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.59%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.53%) FIX Protocol
1 6 (3.53%) Node.js
2 3 (1.76%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.18%) .NET
3 2 (1.18%) ARM Templates
4 1 (0.59%) boto
4 1 (0.59%) FastAPI
4 1 (0.59%) Hugging Face
4 1 (0.59%) LangChain
4 1 (0.59%) Next.js
4 1 (0.59%) Pandas
4 1 (0.59%) Plotly
4 1 (0.59%) PyTorch
4 1 (0.59%) React
4 1 (0.59%) scikit-learn
4 1 (0.59%) Tailwind CSS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.76%) Fat Client
1 20 (11.76%) Thin Client
2 18 (10.59%) Linux Command Line
3 14 (8.24%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (5.88%) Clustering
4 10 (5.88%) Data Centre
5 8 (4.71%) Cloud Native
6 6 (3.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (3.53%) IoT
6 6 (3.53%) Onboarding
6 6 (3.53%) Renewable Energy
7 4 (2.35%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 4 (2.35%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (2.35%) Team-Oriented Environment
8 3 (1.76%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.76%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.76%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.18%) Security Posture
9 2 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 45 (26.47%) Windows
2 39 (22.94%) Linux
3 33 (19.41%) Windows Server
4 15 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.35%) VMS
6 4 (2.35%) Windows 10
6 4 (2.35%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (1.18%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.18%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.59%) CentOS
8 1 (0.59%) Debian
8 1 (0.59%) Fedora
8 1 (0.59%) openSUSE
8 1 (0.59%) Rocky
8 1 (0.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (28.82%) Continuous Improvement
2 46 (27.06%) Problem-Solving
3 45 (26.47%) Agile
4 42 (24.71%) ITIL
5 29 (17.06%) Cloud Operations
6 27 (15.88%) CI/CD
7 25 (14.71%) Infrastructure as Code
7 25 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 24 (14.12%) Change Management
8 24 (14.12%) Service Delivery
9 23 (13.53%) DevOps
10 20 (11.76%) Project Planning
11 18 (10.59%) Asset Management
11 18 (10.59%) Configuration Management
11 18 (10.59%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 17 (10.00%) High Availability
13 14 (8.24%) Software Engineering
13 14 (8.24%) Software Testing
13 14 (8.24%) Test Automation
14 13 (7.65%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 38 (22.35%) Python
2 24 (14.12%) PowerShell
3 22 (12.94%) Java
4 19 (11.18%) SQL
5 15 (8.82%) Perl
6 11 (6.47%) JavaScript
7 8 (4.71%) C#
8 6 (3.53%) C++
9 5 (2.94%) TypeScript
10 4 (2.35%) Bash
11 1 (0.59%) C
11 1 (0.59%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (7.06%) Degree
2 11 (6.47%) JNCIA
2 11 (6.47%) JNCIP
3 8 (4.71%) Azure Certification
3 8 (4.71%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (2.35%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.76%) AWS Certification
5 3 (1.76%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.59%) CCNA
6 1 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.59%) HNC
6 1 (0.59%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.59%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.35%) NIST
2 4 (2.35%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.35%) QA
3 3 (1.76%) GDPR
4 2 (1.18%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.59%) GRC
5 1 (0.59%) GxP
5 1 (0.59%) PMO
5 1 (0.59%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (25.29%) Active Directory
2 29 (17.06%) Docker
3 4 (2.35%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.59%) Samba
4 1 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 38 (22.35%) Kubernetes
2 30 (17.65%) Terraform
3 22 (12.94%) Ansible
4 21 (12.35%) SCCM
5 15 (8.82%) Progress Chef
5 15 (8.82%) Puppet
5 15 (8.82%) Salt
6 10 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (2.94%) Opsgenie
8 2 (1.18%) CASB
8 2 (1.18%) Nagios
8 2 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.59%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 1 (0.59%) DatAdvantage
9 1 (0.59%) Grafana
9 1 (0.59%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.59%) Stealthwatch
9 1 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.59%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (24.71%) Microsoft
2 32 (18.82%) Cisco
3 12 (7.06%) Juniper
4 11 (6.47%) Fortinet
4 11 (6.47%) Palo Alto
5 10 (5.88%) Meraki
6 9 (5.29%) VMware
7 6 (3.53%) Remedy
8 4 (2.35%) Atlassian
8 4 (2.35%) Barracuda Networks
8 4 (2.35%) CA
8 4 (2.35%) CyberArk
8 4 (2.35%) Cylance
8 4 (2.35%) McAfee
8 4 (2.35%) Veeam
9 3 (1.76%) Citrix
9 3 (1.76%) Oracle
9 3 (1.76%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.76%) Splunk
10 2 (1.18%) Databricks