The table below looks at the statistics for the Operations Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Manager
Rank 231 232 264
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +32
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Manager 24 5 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.074% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.077% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 19 3 8
Average salary £55,000 £62,000 £63,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.29% -2.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,250 £50,400 £40,700
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £62,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -0.95%
Operations Manager
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6979 6480 7699
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.37% 95.31% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 6005 5484 6800
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Operations Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Operations Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Operations Manager
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Operations Manager Salary Trend in the North West

Operations Manager
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Operations Manager across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Operations Manager Salary Histogram in the North West

Operations Manager
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 Manager within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 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
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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
Cheshire - 10 £56,250 -
Lancashire +4 7 £48,750 -
Manchester -23 4 £45,000 -27.41%
Operations Manager
England

Operations Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Operations Manager 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 Operations Manager in their job title.

1 28 (53.85%) Finance
2 17 (32.69%) Service Delivery
3 15 (28.85%) ITIL
4 13 (25.00%) Banking
5 12 (23.08%) Project Management
6 11 (21.15%) Oracle
6 11 (21.15%) WAN
7 10 (19.23%) MS Exchange
7 10 (19.23%) MS Office
7 10 (19.23%) Teradata
8 9 (17.31%) Management Information System
8 9 (17.31%) Retail
8 9 (17.31%) TCP/IP
8 9 (17.31%) Change Management
9 8 (15.38%) SLA
9 8 (15.38%) Cisco
9 8 (15.38%) MS Excel
9 8 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
9 8 (15.38%) Change Control
9 8 (15.38%) Resource Management
9 8 (15.38%) Database Security
10 7 (13.46%) RainStor
10 7 (13.46%) Hadoop
10 7 (13.46%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (13.46%) Sybase
10 7 (13.46%) DB2
10 7 (13.46%) Linux
10 7 (13.46%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (13.46%) MySQL

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Operations Manager 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 Operations Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (19.23%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.92%) IIS
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (19.23%) MS Office
2 8 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.15%) WAN
2 9 (17.31%) TCP/IP
3 6 (11.54%) RIP
3 6 (11.54%) MPLS
3 6 (11.54%) OSPF
3 6 (11.54%) BGP
3 6 (11.54%) Junos
4 5 (9.62%) WAAS
4 5 (9.62%) Broadband
4 5 (9.62%) LAN
5 3 (5.77%) DNS
5 3 (5.77%) NAS
6 2 (3.85%) iSCSI
6 2 (3.85%) Internet
6 2 (3.85%) VoIP
6 2 (3.85%) DECT
6 2 (3.85%) DHCP
6 2 (3.85%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.92%) SMTP
7 1 (1.92%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.46%) DB2
2 7 (13.46%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (13.46%) Hadoop
2 7 (13.46%) MySQL
3 5 (9.62%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
General
1 28 (53.85%) Finance
2 13 (25.00%) Banking
3 9 (17.31%) Retail
4 5 (9.62%) Telecoms
4 5 (9.62%) Games
5 1 (1.92%) Legal
5 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.92%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Management Information System
2 5 (9.62%) FMCG
3 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.85%) Life Science
4 1 (1.92%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.46%) Linux
2 6 (11.54%) Ubuntu
2 6 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (9.62%) Windows
4 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.85%) Windows Vista
5 2 (3.85%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.69%) Service Delivery
2 15 (28.85%) ITIL
3 12 (23.08%) Project Management
4 9 (17.31%) Change Management
5 8 (15.38%) Resource Management
5 8 (15.38%) Change Control
5 8 (15.38%) Database Security
6 7 (13.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (11.54%) Incident Management
7 6 (11.54%) Performance Management
7 6 (11.54%) ERP
7 6 (11.54%) Load Balancing
7 6 (11.54%) Mentoring
8 5 (9.62%) People Management
8 5 (9.62%) Line Management
8 5 (9.62%) Data Protection
9 4 (7.69%) Problem Management
10 3 (5.77%) Matrix Management
10 3 (5.77%) SIEM
10 3 (5.77%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.92%) Perl
1 1 (1.92%) SQL
1 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
1 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) CCNA
1 6 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (11.54%) JNCIA
1 6 (11.54%) LPIC
2 4 (7.69%) Degree
2 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.69%) MCSE
3 3 (5.77%) ISEB
3 3 (5.77%) CISSP
3 3 (5.77%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (5.77%) CISM
4 2 (3.85%) MCSA
4 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) MCTS
4 2 (3.85%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.38%) SLA
2 2 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (1.92%) Foglight
1 1 (1.92%) Data Guard
1 1 (1.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 11 (21.15%) Oracle
2 10 (19.23%) Teradata
3 8 (15.38%) Cisco
4 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
4 7 (13.46%) Sybase
4 7 (13.46%) RainStor
5 6 (11.54%) Juniper
5 6 (11.54%) Red Hat
6 5 (9.62%) Business Objects
6 5 (9.62%) SAP
6 5 (9.62%) Ipanema Technologies
7 2 (3.85%) VMware
7 2 (3.85%) Sun
7 2 (3.85%) Citrix
7 2 (3.85%) Fujitsu
8 1 (1.92%) IronPort
8 1 (1.92%) Imperva
8 1 (1.92%) Symantec
8 1 (1.92%) ServiceNow