The table below looks at the statistics for Operations Management skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Operations Management over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Management
Rank 243 231 243
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +12
Permanent jobs citing Operations Management 9 8 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.12% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.15% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 11
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -15.38%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £62,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +30.52%
Operations Management
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6063 5433 6355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 82.93% 81.00% 80.03%
Number of salaries quoted 5217 4517 5597
Average salary £40,000 £38,625 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.55% +3.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Operations Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Operations Management across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Operations Management Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Operations Management
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Operations Management across the North West region.

Operations Management Salary Trend in the North West

Operations Management
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Operations Management across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Operations Management Salary Histogram in the North West

Operations Management
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cumbria - 6 £57,500 -
Merseyside +5 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £40,000 - 1
Lancashire - 1 £32,500 -
Operations Management
England

Operations Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Operations Management also 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 that cited Operations Management.

1 17 (65.38%) ITIL
2 12 (46.15%) Project Management
3 11 (42.31%) SLA
4 9 (34.62%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (26.92%) Service Delivery
5 7 (26.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (26.92%) Mentoring
6 6 (23.08%) Retail
6 6 (23.08%) Problem Management
6 6 (23.08%) Release Management
6 6 (23.08%) Transition Management
7 5 (19.23%) Java
7 5 (19.23%) Performance Management
7 5 (19.23%) SaaS
7 5 (19.23%) ITIL V3
8 4 (15.38%) Web Services
8 4 (15.38%) Windows
8 4 (15.38%) Risk Management
8 4 (15.38%) Supplier Management
8 4 (15.38%) Kanban
8 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
8 4 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
9 3 (11.54%) MS Office
9 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
9 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (11.54%) MPLS
9 3 (11.54%) Information Management
9 3 (11.54%) Software Testing
9 3 (11.54%) Degree

Operations Management
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Operations Management also 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 that cited Operations Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
2 2 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) SaaS
2 4 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) MPLS
General
1 6 (23.08%) Retail
2 2 (7.69%) Billing
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Head of Technology
2 6 (23.08%) Service Manager
3 5 (19.23%) Transition Manager
3 5 (19.23%) Service Transition Manager
4 4 (15.38%) Head of Infrastructure
5 3 (11.54%) Head of IT
5 3 (11.54%) Head of Operations
5 3 (11.54%) Quality Manager
5 3 (11.54%) QA Manager
6 2 (7.69%) ITIL Service Manager
6 2 (7.69%) ITIL Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Portfolio Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Software Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Operations Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Development Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Software Development Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Team Leader
7 1 (3.85%) Technical Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Technical Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) ITIL
2 12 (46.15%) Project Management
3 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (26.92%) Service Delivery
4 7 (26.92%) Mentoring
4 7 (26.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (23.08%) Transition Management
5 6 (23.08%) Problem Management
5 6 (23.08%) Release Management
6 5 (19.23%) Performance Management
6 5 (19.23%) ITIL V3
7 4 (15.38%) Supplier Management
7 4 (15.38%) Kanban
7 4 (15.38%) Risk Management
8 3 (11.54%) Information Management
8 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
8 3 (11.54%) Software Testing
8 3 (11.54%) People Management
9 2 (7.69%) Coaching
9 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) Degree
4 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (42.31%) SLA
2 3 (11.54%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) TOWER Software
2 2 (7.69%) Fujitsu
3 1 (3.85%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (3.85%) SAP