The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Operations role in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Head of Operations in their job title over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Operations
Rank 781 776 817
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Operations 95 90 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.089% 0.089% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.094% 0.049%
Number of salaries quoted 85 70 41
Average salary £77,500 £85,000 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.82% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £50,000 £57,500
10% offered a salary of more than £105,000 £105,000 £105,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £60,000 £59,824
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +0.29%
Head of Operations
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
100964 96111 101551
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.47% 94.56% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 83367 80755 87205
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,520 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Head of Operations
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Head of Operations in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Head of Operations Jobs Demand Trend in England

Head of Operations
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Head of Operations across the England region.

Head of Operations Salary Trend in England

Head of Operations
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Head of Operations across the England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Head of Operations Salary Histogram in England

Head of Operations
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Operations within the England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +15 35 £80,000 +52.38% 4
London -10 34 £85,000 -5.55% 5
West Midlands -10 11 £67,500 -38.63%
North West -14 8 £55,000 -50.00% 1
East of England -16 7 £65,000 -21.21%
Yorkshire -47 2 £73,750 +22.91%
North East - 2 £78,750 -
Head of Operations
UK

Head of Operations
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Head of Operations in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Head of Operations in their job title.

1 58 (35.15%) Finance
2 54 (32.73%) ITIL
3 39 (23.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 28 (16.97%) Service Management
5 25 (15.15%) Degree
6 23 (13.94%) People Management
6 23 (13.94%) Linux
7 22 (13.33%) Project Management
8 20 (12.12%) Windows
9 19 (11.52%) Change Management
10 18 (10.91%) Service Delivery
10 18 (10.91%) Operations Management
11 16 (9.70%) ERP
12 15 (9.09%) Business Continuity
12 15 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (7.88%) Retail
13 13 (7.88%) Firewall
13 13 (7.88%) VoIP
14 12 (7.27%) Computer Science
14 12 (7.27%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (6.67%) SLA
15 11 (6.67%) Cisco
15 11 (6.67%) SAP
16 10 (6.06%) PRINCE2
16 10 (6.06%) Microsoft
16 10 (6.06%) Telecoms
16 10 (6.06%) CMS
16 10 (6.06%) Publishing
17 9 (5.45%) Line Management
17 9 (5.45%) Capacity Management

Head of Operations
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Head of Operations in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Head of Operations in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (6.06%) CMS
2 9 (5.45%) IIS
3 7 (4.24%) Apache
3 7 (4.24%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.82%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.21%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.61%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (2.42%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.82%) MS Office
3 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.24%) WebTrends
1 7 (4.24%) Google Analytics
2 3 (1.82%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (3.64%) SaaS
2 2 (1.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.88%) VoIP
1 13 (7.88%) Firewall
2 8 (4.85%) DNS
2 8 (4.85%) DHCP
3 3 (1.82%) MPLS
3 3 (1.82%) Network Security
4 2 (1.21%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.21%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.61%) NetScreen
5 1 (0.61%) HTTP
5 1 (0.61%) WAN
5 1 (0.61%) LAN
5 1 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.85%) MySQL
2 5 (3.03%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (1.82%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.21%) Ant
2 2 (1.21%) Subversion
2 2 (1.21%) Maven
General
1 58 (35.15%) Finance
2 13 (7.88%) Retail
3 10 (6.06%) Publishing
3 10 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.24%) Banking
4 7 (4.24%) Billing
5 4 (2.42%) French Language
5 4 (2.42%) Advertising
6 3 (1.82%) German Language
6 3 (1.82%) Italian Language
6 3 (1.82%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.21%) Back Office
7 2 (1.21%) Electronics
7 2 (1.21%) Law
7 2 (1.21%) Legal
7 2 (1.21%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.21%) Marketing
8 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.24%) HTML
1 7 (4.24%) CSS
1 7 (4.24%) XML
1 7 (4.24%) XSLT
1 7 (4.24%) XHTML
1 7 (4.24%) JSF
1 7 (4.24%) Ajax
2 6 (3.64%) Web Services
3 4 (2.42%) LAMP
4 2 (1.21%) .NET
5 1 (0.61%) Middleware
5 1 (0.61%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.27%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.85%) Replication
3 7 (4.24%) Learning Management System
4 5 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.82%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.21%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (1.21%) PMI
7 2 (1.21%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.61%) GIS
8 1 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.61%) DTV
8 1 (0.61%) Tandem
8 1 (0.61%) Contract for Difference
8 1 (0.61%) RIA
8 1 (0.61%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.61%) User Experience
8 1 (0.61%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.61%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.61%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (13.94%) Linux
2 20 (12.12%) Windows
3 9 (5.45%) Solaris
4 6 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.42%) UNIX
6 2 (1.21%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.61%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (32.73%) ITIL
2 39 (23.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 28 (16.97%) Service Management
4 23 (13.94%) People Management
5 22 (13.33%) Project Management
6 19 (11.52%) Change Management
7 18 (10.91%) Service Delivery
7 18 (10.91%) Operations Management
8 16 (9.70%) ERP
9 15 (9.09%) Business Continuity
9 15 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (7.27%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (6.06%) PRINCE2
12 9 (5.45%) Information Security
12 9 (5.45%) Penetration Testing
12 9 (5.45%) Capacity Management
12 9 (5.45%) Performance Management
12 9 (5.45%) Line Management
12 9 (5.45%) Supplier Management
13 8 (4.85%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.85%) Java
1 8 (4.85%) PHP
2 7 (4.24%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.82%) Perl
4 2 (1.21%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.21%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (15.15%) Degree
2 9 (5.45%) CISSP
3 8 (4.85%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (3.03%) CISA
5 3 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (1.82%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.21%) MBA
6 2 (1.21%) CCIE
6 2 (1.21%) CISM
7 1 (0.61%) CIMA
7 1 (0.61%) PMP
7 1 (0.61%) CCNP
7 1 (0.61%) CCNA
7 1 (0.61%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.67%) SLA
2 3 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (5.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.82%) Nagios
1 3 (1.82%) Puppet
2 2 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 11 (6.67%) SAP
1 11 (6.67%) Cisco
2 10 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.85%) HP
4 7 (4.24%) Google
4 7 (4.24%) Oracle
5 6 (3.64%) VMware
6 4 (2.42%) Citrix
7 3 (1.82%) Siebel
7 3 (1.82%) NetApp
7 3 (1.82%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.21%) Symantec
8 2 (1.21%) McAfee
8 2 (1.21%) Adobe
8 2 (1.21%) Cadence
8 2 (1.21%) Tripwire
9 1 (0.61%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.61%) Juniper
9 1 (0.61%) Riverbed
9 1 (0.61%) RedPrairie
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