Period
to 24 February 2020

The median annual salary for an Operations Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 24 February 2020.

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
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 241 254 298
Rank change year-on-year +13 +44 +16
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Engineer 22 34 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.34% 0.43% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.45% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 20 20 17
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -35.00% +42.86%
10th Percentile £21,625 £24,625 £43,500
90th Percentile £62,125 £34,250 £88,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% -10.00% +11.11%

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 6,203 7,493 9,509
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.07% 95.78% 96.79%
Number of salaries quoted 5,161 5,689 7,524
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £71,807 £70,000 £65,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% +5.26%

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 24 February 2020.

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 24 February 2020. 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
Warwickshire -13 6 £60,000 +33.33%
Birmingham +35 5 £37,500 -
Shropshire +8 4 £33,750 +3.85% 1
Solihull - 4 £34,500 -
Staffordshire -6 2 £23,250 -7.00%
Coventry - 1 £57,500 -
Operations Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 2020, Operations Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Operations Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (63.64%) Cisco
2 10 (45.45%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) Linux
3 9 (40.91%) Firewall
3 9 (40.91%) AWS
4 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 8 (36.36%) DNS
5 7 (31.82%) Python
5 7 (31.82%) Change Management
5 7 (31.82%) Data Centre
6 6 (27.27%) Office 365
6 6 (27.27%) SolarWinds
6 6 (27.27%) Azure
6 6 (27.27%) Information Security
6 6 (27.27%) LAN
6 6 (27.27%) WAN
7 5 (22.73%) DHCP
7 5 (22.73%) ITIL
7 5 (22.73%) SQL
7 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (22.73%) Wireless
7 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
8 4 (18.18%) Server Virtualisation
8 4 (18.18%) Dynatrace
8 4 (18.18%) DevOps
8 4 (18.18%) New Relic
8 4 (18.18%) Meraki
8 4 (18.18%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (18.18%) Cisco IOS

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 (4.55%) IIS
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (40.91%) AWS
2 6 (27.27%) Azure
2 6 (27.27%) Office 365
3 3 (13.64%) IaaS
3 3 (13.64%) PaaS
4 2 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (9.09%) SaaS
5 1 (4.55%) Amazon ECS
5 1 (4.55%) Amazon EKS
5 1 (4.55%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (4.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (4.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) Firewall
2 8 (36.36%) DNS
3 6 (27.27%) LAN
3 6 (27.27%) WAN
4 5 (22.73%) DHCP
4 5 (22.73%) Wireless
5 4 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (18.18%) Internet
6 2 (9.09%) BGP
6 2 (9.09%) OSPF
6 2 (9.09%) VoIP
7 1 (4.55%) DMZ
7 1 (4.55%) Ethernet
7 1 (4.55%) Gigabit Ethernet
7 1 (4.55%) GSM
7 1 (4.55%) HTTP
7 1 (4.55%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.55%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 2 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Advertising
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Public Sector
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Electronics
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Data Centre
2 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.64%) Public Cloud
4 2 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (9.09%) Virtual Team
5 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
5 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Linux
1 10 (45.45%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
3 3 (13.64%) Ubuntu
4 2 (9.09%) CentOS
4 2 (9.09%) Kali Linux
5 1 (4.55%) FreeBSD
5 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Change Management
2 6 (27.27%) Information Security
3 5 (22.73%) ITIL
4 4 (18.18%) Antivirus Management
4 4 (18.18%) Artificial Intelligence
4 4 (18.18%) DevOps
4 4 (18.18%) ITSM
4 4 (18.18%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (18.18%) Server Virtualisation
4 4 (18.18%) Service Management
5 3 (13.64%) Proactive Monitoring
6 2 (9.09%) Cloud Operations
6 2 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (9.09%) Network Architecture
6 2 (9.09%) Network Optimisation
6 2 (9.09%) Network Virtualisation
6 2 (9.09%) Security Operations
6 2 (9.09%) SIEM
6 2 (9.09%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) Python
2 5 (22.73%) SQL
3 3 (13.64%) Bash Shell
3 3 (13.64%) Java
4 2 (9.09%) C#
4 2 (9.09%) C++
4 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 2 (9.09%) Ruby
5 1 (4.55%) C
5 1 (4.55%) PHP
5 1 (4.55%) R
5 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) CCNA
1 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) ISO 14001
2 1 (4.55%) ISO 9001
2 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.64%) Docker
2 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.55%) Firmware
3 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (9.09%) SCOM
1 2 (9.09%) Terraform
2 1 (4.55%) Ansible
2 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) Cisco
2 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 6 (27.27%) SolarWinds
4 4 (18.18%) Dynatrace
4 4 (18.18%) McAfee
4 4 (18.18%) Meraki
4 4 (18.18%) New Relic
5 3 (13.64%) VMware
6 2 (9.09%) Juniper
6 2 (9.09%) Nokia
6 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
6 2 (9.09%) Splunk
6 2 (9.09%) Sun
7 1 (4.55%) HP
7 1 (4.55%) SAP
7 1 (4.55%) Tableau