The median annual salary for a Senior Operations Engineer was £51,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Operations Engineer
UK
Rank 825 914 928
Rank change year-on-year +89 +14  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Operations Engineer 32 34 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.033% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.034% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 6 26 25
Median salary £51,250 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81782 99209 102096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67852 83080 83346
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Senior Operations Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior Operations Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Operations Engineer in the UK

Senior Operations Engineer
Top 18 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +95 29 £51,250 -2.38% 6
South East +61 12 - -
Surrey +42 12 - -
Dorking +5 12 - -
Yorkshire +23 8 £50,000 -9.09% 1
West Yorkshire +22 8 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Wakefield +6 5 - - 1
North West - 4 £47,500 -
London +60 3 £52,500 -6.66% 4
Leeds +11 3 £50,000 -9.09%
Bournemouth +32 2 - - 1
Dorset +29 2 - - 1
South West +17 2 - - 1
Rochdale - 2 £40,000 -
Liverpool - 2 £55,000 -
Manchester - 2 £40,000 -
Merseyside - 2 £55,000 -
Croydon - 1 - - 1

Senior Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 30 (62.50%) Cisco
2 29 (60.42%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (58.33%) Linux
4 25 (52.08%) CCNP
4 25 (52.08%) Data Centre
5 24 (50.00%) BGP
6 23 (47.92%) Microsoft
6 23 (47.92%) Firewall
7 22 (45.83%) VMware
7 22 (45.83%) MPLS
8 20 (41.67%) OSPF
9 18 (37.50%) WAN
10 17 (35.42%) VLAN
10 17 (35.42%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
11 15 (31.25%) Cisco IOS
11 15 (31.25%) CCSP
11 15 (31.25%) VoIP
11 15 (31.25%) Windows
11 15 (31.25%) CCIP
11 15 (31.25%) CCDA
11 15 (31.25%) Spanning Tree
11 15 (31.25%) F5
11 15 (31.25%) High Availability
11 15 (31.25%) Presales
12 14 (29.17%) Linux Command Line
13 13 (27.08%) ITIL
14 12 (25.00%) Active Directory
15 11 (22.92%) DNS
16 10 (20.83%) Juniper

Senior Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 7 (14.58%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (10.42%) IIS
3 4 (8.33%) Apache
4 3 (6.25%) nginx
4 3 (6.25%) WebSphere
5 2 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (2.08%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.33%) PaaS
3 3 (6.25%) IaaS
3 3 (6.25%) SaaS
4 2 (4.17%) Sumo Logic
5 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.08%) Bluemix
5 1 (2.08%) Heroku
5 1 (2.08%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (2.08%) Route 53
5 1 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (50.00%) BGP
2 23 (47.92%) Firewall
3 22 (45.83%) MPLS
4 20 (41.67%) OSPF
5 18 (37.50%) WAN
6 17 (35.42%) VLAN
7 15 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (31.25%) Cisco IOS
7 15 (31.25%) Spanning Tree
7 15 (31.25%) VoIP
8 11 (22.92%) DNS
9 7 (14.58%) Broadband
10 6 (12.50%) Ethernet
10 6 (12.50%) Internet
10 6 (12.50%) TACACS
11 5 (10.42%) DHCP
11 5 (10.42%) LAN
11 5 (10.42%) SAN
12 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
12 3 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) MySQL
2 2 (4.17%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.08%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.17%) JIRA
2 1 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.25%) Marketing
3 2 (4.17%) Finance
4 1 (2.08%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) .NET
1 3 (6.25%) XMPP
2 1 (2.08%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.08%) Regular Expression
2 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (52.08%) Data Centre
2 14 (29.17%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (10.42%) Clustering
4 4 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (6.25%) Tandem
6 2 (4.17%) Public Cloud
7 1 (2.08%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 28 (58.33%) Linux
2 15 (31.25%) Windows
3 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (10.42%) CentOS
4 5 (10.42%) Unix
4 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (8.33%) Windows Server
6 3 (6.25%) AIX
6 3 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (6.25%) Windows 2000
6 3 (6.25%) Windows XP
7 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.25%) High Availability
1 15 (31.25%) Presales
2 13 (27.08%) ITIL
3 9 (18.75%) Coaching
3 9 (18.75%) Mentoring
4 8 (16.67%) DevOps
5 5 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.42%) Open Source
6 4 (8.33%) Change Management
6 4 (8.33%) Information Security
6 4 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (8.33%) Network Management
7 3 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (6.25%) Data Analysis
7 3 (6.25%) Data Management
7 3 (6.25%) ITSM
7 3 (6.25%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
7 3 (6.25%) Problem Management
7 3 (6.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.50%) SQL
2 4 (8.33%) Ruby
3 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.17%) Python
5 1 (2.08%) Java
5 1 (2.08%) Perl
5 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (60.42%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (52.08%) CCNP
3 15 (31.25%) CCDA
3 15 (31.25%) CCIP
3 15 (31.25%) CCSP
4 5 (10.42%) MCSA
4 5 (10.42%) MCSE
4 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (8.33%) CCNA
5 4 (8.33%) JNCIP
6 3 (6.25%) CCVP
7 2 (4.17%) JNCIA
7 2 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.08%) CEH
8 1 (2.08%) CREST Certified
8 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) PCI DSS
1 4 (8.33%) SLA
2 3 (6.25%) QA
3 1 (2.08%) GPG13
3 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (35.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.08%) Docker
3 1 (2.08%) LXC
3 1 (2.08%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Clustering
1 5 (10.42%) SCCM
1 5 (10.42%) SCOM
2 4 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (6.25%) Puppet
4 1 (2.08%) Ansible
4 1 (2.08%) Kibana
4 1 (2.08%) logstash
4 1 (2.08%) QRadar
4 1 (2.08%) RSA enVision
4 1 (2.08%) Terraform
4 1 (2.08%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 30 (62.50%) Cisco
2 23 (47.92%) Microsoft
3 22 (45.83%) VMware
4 15 (31.25%) F5
5 10 (20.83%) Juniper
6 9 (18.75%) Ericsson
7 7 (14.58%) HP
8 5 (10.42%) Citrix
8 5 (10.42%) Redback
9 4 (8.33%) Huawei
9 4 (8.33%) Red Hat
10 3 (6.25%) CheckPoint
10 3 (6.25%) Splunk
11 2 (4.17%) Brocade
11 2 (4.17%) Dell
11 2 (4.17%) Forcepoint
11 2 (4.17%) Foundry
12 1 (2.08%) Fortinet
12 1 (2.08%) Sourcefire
12 1 (2.08%) TippingPoint
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