Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Operations Support Specialist was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Operations Support Specialist
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1200 1217 1315
Rank change year-on-year +17 +98 -7
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Support Specialist 11 5 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.003% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.003% 0.004%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 1
UK median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% +22.22% -
UK excluding London median annual salary - £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +22.22% -

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 172577 182568 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138473 152713 175380
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Operations Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Operations Support Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Operations Support Specialist in the UK

Operations Support Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Operations Support Specialist.

Salary trend for Operations Support Specialist in the UK

Operations Support Specialist
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Support Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +50 11 £45,000 -18.18%
UK excluding London +55 9 - -
North of England - 9 - -
Yorkshire - 9 - -
London - 2 £45,000 -

Operations Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Operations Support Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Operations Support Specialist in the job title.

1 9 (81.82%) ITIL
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
1 9 (81.82%) Finance
1 9 (81.82%) Release Management
1 9 (81.82%) Root Cause Analysis
2 8 (72.73%) Service Design
3 7 (63.64%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
3 7 (63.64%) Windows
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (45.45%) ITIL V3
4 5 (45.45%) Fault Analysis
4 5 (45.45%) Problem Management
5 4 (36.36%) Load Balancing
5 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 4 (36.36%) Hitachi
6 3 (27.27%) SCDPM
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (27.27%) MCSE
6 3 (27.27%) DNS
6 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (27.27%) SCCM
6 3 (27.27%) SCOM
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (27.27%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (18.18%) Firewall
7 2 (18.18%) VMware
7 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP

Operations Support Specialist 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (9.09%) EIGRP
3 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
3 1 (9.09%) HTTP
3 1 (9.09%) Internet
3 1 (9.09%) LAN
3 1 (9.09%) OSPF
3 1 (9.09%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (9.09%) SAN
3 1 (9.09%) SSL
3 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (81.82%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Clustering
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
1 7 (63.64%) Windows Server
1 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
1 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) ITIL
1 9 (81.82%) Release Management
1 9 (81.82%) Root Cause Analysis
2 8 (72.73%) Service Design
3 5 (45.45%) Fault Analysis
3 5 (45.45%) ITIL V3
3 5 (45.45%) Problem Management
4 4 (36.36%) Load Balancing
5 1 (9.09%) Customer-Centricity
5 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (9.09%) Low Latency
5 1 (9.09%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) C++
2 1 (9.09%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) MCSE
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) CCNA
2 1 (9.09%) CCNP
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
1 7 (63.64%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (9.09%) iptables
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) SCCM
1 3 (27.27%) SCDPM
1 3 (27.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Hitachi
3 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Avaya
4 1 (9.09%) Brocade
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco
4 1 (9.09%) Dell
4 1 (9.09%) Genesys
4 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
4 1 (9.09%) Verint