The median annual salary for a Operations Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 201 224 212
Rank change year-on-year +23 -12  
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 9 17 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.19% 0.28% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.29% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 9 11 9
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -17.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,700 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £36,250 £46,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4643 5951 4904
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.91% 96.31% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3856 4831 4194
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Operations Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 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
Warwickshire +29 6 £35,000 -
Staffordshire +11 1 £23,500 -6.00%
Worcestershire -8 1 £45,000 +28.57%
Solihull - 1 £35,000 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £23,500 -
Shropshire - 1 £23,500 -
Operations Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 9 (75.00%) Firewall
2 8 (66.67%) Cisco
2 8 (66.67%) LAN
2 8 (66.67%) WAN
3 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 5 (41.67%) CCNA
4 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (41.67%) Windows
4 5 (41.67%) Degree
4 5 (41.67%) VMware
5 4 (33.33%) Network Security
5 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 4 (33.33%) VPN
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (33.33%) CCNP
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (25.00%) Middleware
6 3 (25.00%) Wireless
6 3 (25.00%) Linux
6 3 (25.00%) MCP
6 3 (25.00%) Unix
6 3 (25.00%) MCSE
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (25.00%) iPad
6 3 (25.00%) SIEM
6 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (25.00%) PCI DSS
6 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (25.00%) Kalman Filter

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 2 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) Apache Solr
2 1 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (8.33%) GlassFish
2 1 (8.33%) JBoss
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (8.33%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) Firewall
2 8 (66.67%) LAN
2 8 (66.67%) WAN
3 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (33.33%) Network Security
4 4 (33.33%) VPN
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (25.00%) Wireless
6 2 (16.67%) DNS
7 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (8.33%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (8.33%) DHCP
7 1 (8.33%) SNMP
7 1 (8.33%) SSH
7 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (8.33%) GoCD
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Middleware
2 2 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (8.33%) HornetQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 3 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (25.00%) iPad
3 2 (16.67%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Unix
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (8.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
1 3 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
1 3 (25.00%) SIEM
1 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (16.67%) High Availability
2 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) BCP
3 1 (8.33%) Data Privacy
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (8.33%) Network Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) Open Source
3 1 (8.33%) Security Operations
3 1 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
1 2 (16.67%) Java
1 2 (16.67%) PHP
1 2 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) Jython
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) CCNA
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (41.67%) Degree
2 4 (33.33%) CCNP
3 3 (25.00%) MCP
3 3 (25.00%) MCSE
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Docker
2 1 (8.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Ansible
1 1 (8.33%) FortiGate
1 1 (8.33%) Graphite
1 1 (8.33%) Kibana
1 1 (8.33%) Kubernetes
1 1 (8.33%) logstash
1 1 (8.33%) Nagios
1 1 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco
2 6 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 5 (41.67%) VMware
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) Palo Alto
6 1 (8.33%) Juniper
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle