Period
to 25 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Operations Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

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

Operations Engineer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 279 322 307
Rank change year-on-year +43 -15 -2
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 37 15 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 35 8 12
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +66.67% - +16.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £24,750 £25,575
90th Percentile £53,750 £45,000 £37,575
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +18.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 9713 10993 10530
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.19% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 7969 8715 8779
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,488
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.18% +3.31%

Operations Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Operations Engineer in the West Midlands

Operations Engineer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Operations Engineer in the West Midlands

Operations Engineer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Engineer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Operations Engineer in the West Midlands

Operations Engineer
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 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
Birmingham +37 18 £50,000 +11.11%
Warwickshire +2 15 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Coventry +9 3 £47,500 +18.75%
Staffordshire +14 1 £50,000 +66.67%
Operations Engineer
England

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Operations Engineer in the job title.

1 25 (67.57%) Windows
2 22 (59.46%) Linux
2 22 (59.46%) Java
2 22 (59.46%) DevOps
3 21 (56.76%) Puppet
4 20 (54.05%) Microsoft
5 19 (51.35%) Microsoft Azure
6 18 (48.65%) Test Automation
6 18 (48.65%) PowerShell
6 18 (48.65%) Continuous Delivery
7 17 (45.95%) Octopus Deploy
7 17 (45.95%) Ansible
7 17 (45.95%) NetScaler
7 17 (45.95%) ITIL
7 17 (45.95%) SDLC
7 17 (45.95%) Windows Server
8 16 (43.24%) Target Operating Model
8 16 (43.24%) Robotic Process Automation
8 16 (43.24%) Digital Transformation Strategy
8 16 (43.24%) SQL Server
8 16 (43.24%) Project Management
8 16 (43.24%) Change Management
8 16 (43.24%) TeamCity
8 16 (43.24%) Robotics
8 16 (43.24%) NuGet
9 10 (27.03%) Firewall
9 10 (27.03%) LAN
9 10 (27.03%) WAN
9 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
10 9 (24.32%) Cisco

Operations Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (2.70%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 19 (51.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (16.22%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (10.81%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (10.81%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.70%) GitHub
4 1 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (45.95%) NetScaler
2 10 (27.03%) Firewall
2 10 (27.03%) LAN
2 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
2 10 (27.03%) WAN
3 8 (21.62%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (21.62%) Network Security
4 6 (16.22%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (2.70%) IOS XR
5 1 (2.70%) Skype
5 1 (2.70%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.70%) VPN
5 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (43.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (10.81%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 17 (45.95%) Octopus Deploy
2 16 (43.24%) NuGet
2 16 (43.24%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.70%) Artifactory
3 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.70%) JIRA
3 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (2.70%) Finance
1 1 (2.70%) Games
1 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) Middleware
2 4 (10.81%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (10.81%) Node.js
2 4 (10.81%) Web Services
3 1 (2.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (43.24%) Robotics
2 6 (16.22%) iPad
3 4 (10.81%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (10.81%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.70%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 25 (67.57%) Windows
2 22 (59.46%) Linux
3 17 (45.95%) Windows Server
4 7 (18.92%) Unix
5 4 (10.81%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.70%) Android
6 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.70%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.70%) SUSE
6 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (59.46%) DevOps
2 18 (48.65%) Continuous Delivery
2 18 (48.65%) Test Automation
3 17 (45.95%) ITIL
3 17 (45.95%) SDLC
4 16 (43.24%) Change Management
4 16 (43.24%) Digital Transformation Strategy
4 16 (43.24%) Project Management
4 16 (43.24%) Robotic Process Automation
4 16 (43.24%) Target Operating Model
5 7 (18.92%) Configuration Management
5 7 (18.92%) SIEM
6 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (13.51%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (13.51%) Incident Management
6 5 (13.51%) Microservices
6 5 (13.51%) Software Engineering
7 4 (10.81%) Security Operations
8 3 (8.11%) Information Security
9 2 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 22 (59.46%) Java
2 18 (48.65%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.41%) SQL
4 1 (2.70%) Python
4 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) CCNA
1 3 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.41%) CCNP
2 2 (5.41%) MCSE
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (16.22%) Docker
2 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.70%) Firmware
3 1 (2.70%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.70%) vSphere
3 1 (2.70%) XenApp
3 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (56.76%) Puppet
2 17 (45.95%) Ansible
3 4 (10.81%) Consul
3 4 (10.81%) Icinga
3 4 (10.81%) Nagios
4 1 (2.70%) Control-M
4 1 (2.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (2.70%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.70%) RSA Archer
4 1 (2.70%) SCCM
4 1 (2.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (54.05%) Microsoft
2 9 (24.32%) Cisco
3 7 (18.92%) CheckPoint
4 4 (10.81%) AppDynamics
4 4 (10.81%) New Relic
4 4 (10.81%) Red Hat
5 3 (8.11%) VMware
6 2 (5.41%) Citrix
7 1 (2.70%) Acronis
7 1 (2.70%) Apple
7 1 (2.70%) ArcSight
7 1 (2.70%) BMC
7 1 (2.70%) Google
7 1 (2.70%) Juniper
7 1 (2.70%) SonicWALL
7 1 (2.70%) Sourcefire