Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Operations Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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

Senior Operations Engineer
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1160 1189 1215
Rank change year-on-year +29 +26 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Operations Engineer 43 35 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.018% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.019% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 40 27 60
UK median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £36,000 £37,800 £39,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £90,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £42,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -7.14% -20.00% +16.67%

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 172542 183486 211561
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 138422 153547 175640
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +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 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Senior Operations Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Operations Engineer in the UK

Senior Operations Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Operations Engineer in the UK

Senior Operations Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Operations Engineer over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Operations Engineer in the UK

Senior Operations Engineer
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Operations Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 17 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 +64 38 £65,000 +18.18% 3
London +35 27 £70,000 -9.68% 2
UK excluding London +29 16 £39,000 -7.14% 1
North of England -4 9 £37,500 -1.32% 1
Yorkshire +28 6 £37,500 -9.64% 1
Scotland - 4 £62,500 -
North West -9 3 £39,000 +2.63%
East of England +8 2 £55,000 -
Wales - 1 - -

Senior Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Senior Operations Engineer 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 Senior Operations Engineer in the job title.

1 36 (83.72%) Linux
2 26 (60.47%) Cisco
3 25 (58.14%) VMware
4 23 (53.49%) TCP/IP
5 22 (51.16%) VMware Infrastructure
6 21 (48.84%) Juniper
6 21 (48.84%) Firewall
7 18 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (39.53%) Network Design
8 17 (39.53%) Xen
8 17 (39.53%) KVM
9 16 (37.21%) Ticket Management
9 16 (37.21%) SLA
10 12 (27.91%) Windows
11 9 (20.93%) Java
11 9 (20.93%) Puppet
11 9 (20.93%) Data Centre
12 8 (18.60%) Amazon AWS
12 8 (18.60%) Unix
12 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
13 7 (16.28%) Active Directory
13 7 (16.28%) SQL
13 7 (16.28%) Python
13 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Azure
13 7 (16.28%) DevOps
14 6 (13.95%) Ansible
14 6 (13.95%) Opscode Chef
14 6 (13.95%) MySQL
15 5 (11.63%) C#
15 5 (11.63%) OSPF

Senior 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 4 (9.30%) Apache
2 3 (6.98%) IIS
2 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.65%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.65%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.33%) Confluence
4 1 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.33%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.60%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.65%) SaaS
4 1 (2.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.33%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.33%) Bluemix
4 1 (2.33%) IaaS
4 1 (2.33%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (2.33%) Office 365
4 1 (2.33%) PaaS
4 1 (2.33%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 23 (53.49%) TCP/IP
2 21 (48.84%) Firewall
3 5 (11.63%) BGP
3 5 (11.63%) OSPF
4 4 (9.30%) Internet
4 4 (9.30%) MPLS
5 3 (6.98%) DNS
5 3 (6.98%) Ethernet
5 3 (6.98%) ICMP
5 3 (6.98%) Network Security
5 3 (6.98%) SAN
5 3 (6.98%) VLAN
5 3 (6.98%) VoIP
5 3 (6.98%) WAN
6 2 (4.65%) Broadband
6 2 (4.65%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (4.65%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (4.65%) HTTP
6 2 (4.65%) Spanning Tree
6 2 (4.65%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) MySQL
2 3 (6.98%) MongoDB
2 3 (6.98%) Redis
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.33%) Big Data
4 1 (2.33%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (9.30%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Games
3 1 (2.33%) Marketing
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) .NET
1 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
1 2 (4.65%) Web Services
2 1 (2.33%) LAMP
2 1 (2.33%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.98%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.65%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Fintech
4 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.33%) Replication
4 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (83.72%) Linux
2 12 (27.91%) Windows
3 8 (18.60%) Unix
4 4 (9.30%) CentOS
4 4 (9.30%) Windows Server
4 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.33%) Debian
7 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.33%) SmartOS
7 1 (2.33%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (39.53%) Network Design
3 16 (37.21%) Ticket Management
4 7 (16.28%) DevOps
5 5 (11.63%) Configuration Management
5 5 (11.63%) Mentoring
6 4 (9.30%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (9.30%) ITIL
7 3 (6.98%) Coaching
7 3 (6.98%) High Availability
7 3 (6.98%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (6.98%) Migration
7 3 (6.98%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (6.98%) Open Source
7 3 (6.98%) Security Operations
7 3 (6.98%) SIEM
7 3 (6.98%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (4.65%) Change Control
8 2 (4.65%) Load Balancing
8 2 (4.65%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) Java
2 7 (16.28%) Python
2 7 (16.28%) SQL
3 5 (11.63%) C#
3 5 (11.63%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.98%) Ruby
5 2 (4.65%) Groovy
5 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.33%) Perl
6 1 (2.33%) PHP
6 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.65%) CCDA
2 2 (4.65%) CCIP
2 2 (4.65%) CCNA
2 2 (4.65%) CCNP
2 2 (4.65%) CCSP
3 1 (2.33%) CCENT
3 1 (2.33%) MCITP
3 1 (2.33%) MCP
3 1 (2.33%) MCSA
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (37.21%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 22 (51.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (39.53%) KVM
2 17 (39.53%) Xen
3 7 (16.28%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.33%) Docker
4 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (20.93%) Puppet
2 6 (13.95%) Ansible
2 6 (13.95%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (6.98%) FortiGate
4 2 (4.65%) Terraform
5 1 (2.33%) Icinga
5 1 (2.33%) Nagios
5 1 (2.33%) Packer
5 1 (2.33%) vCenter Server
5 1 (2.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (60.47%) Cisco
2 25 (58.14%) VMware
3 21 (48.84%) Juniper
4 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
5 4 (9.30%) CheckPoint
5 4 (9.30%) F5
6 3 (6.98%) Brocade
6 3 (6.98%) Ericsson
6 3 (6.98%) Fortinet
6 3 (6.98%) Foundry
6 3 (6.98%) LogRhythm
6 3 (6.98%) Palo Alto
6 3 (6.98%) Rackspace
6 3 (6.98%) Redback
7 2 (4.65%) Citrix
7 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.65%) SaltStack
7 2 (4.65%) Splunk
8 1 (2.33%) AppDynamics
8 1 (2.33%) New Relic