The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Operations role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Operations
Rank 819 806 822
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Operations 78 84 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.077% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.081% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 64 60 60
Average salary £73,750 £92,500 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.27% +23.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £52,500 £57,148
10% offered a salary of more than £102,750 £110,000 £97,750
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 £92,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year
-27.02% +48.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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

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

Head of Operations Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Head of Operations
Salary Trend

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

Head of Operations Salary Trend in the UK

Head of Operations
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Head of Operations over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 within the UK.

Head of Operations Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Operations
Top 30 Job Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 19 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
England -9 76 £73,750 -21.33% 7
London +8 35 £75,000 -21.05% 4
South East +24 20 £77,500 +3.33%
Surrey +9 14 £70,000 -24.32%
West Midlands +1 14 £65,000 -40.90%
City of London +35 13 £85,000 -15.00%
East of England -19 11 £67,500 -32.50%
Cambridgeshire -6 8 £67,500 -
Coventry - 6 £65,000 -
Guildford -19 5 £70,000 -24.32%
Berkshire +2 3 £80,000 +6.66%
Hampshire -24 3 £67,500 -7.21%
Warwickshire - 3 £65,000 -
Hertfordshire -19 2 £67,500 -
St Albans - 2 £67,500 -
Egham - 2 £102,500 -
Maidenhead - 2 £80,000 -
Nuneaton - 2 £62,500 -
Peterborough - 2 £102,500 -
Southampton +6 1 £100,000 +88.67%
North West -6 1 £52,500 -52.27% 2
Essex -10 1 £85,000 -15.00%
Birmingham -10 1 £80,000 -27.27%
Yorkshire -31 1 £70,000 +16.66% 1
Scotland - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 £67,500 -
Colchester - 1 £85,000 -
Fordingbridge - 1 £52,500 -
Sheffield - 1 £70,000 - 1
Manchester - 1 £52,500 -

Head of Operations
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 57 (34.97%) ITIL
1 57 (34.97%) Finance
2 32 (19.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 28 (17.18%) Service Management
4 26 (15.95%) Service Delivery
5 24 (14.72%) Degree
6 23 (14.11%) People Management
7 22 (13.50%) Change Management
7 22 (13.50%) Project Management
8 20 (12.27%) Microsoft
9 19 (11.66%) Operations Management
10 16 (9.82%) SLA
11 14 (8.59%) Windows
12 13 (7.98%) VoIP
12 13 (7.98%) Information Security
12 13 (7.98%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (7.36%) Business Continuity
13 12 (7.36%) MS Office
13 12 (7.36%) ERP
13 12 (7.36%) PRINCE2
13 12 (7.36%) Telecoms
14 11 (6.75%) Retail
14 11 (6.75%) ITSM
14 11 (6.75%) Firewall
14 11 (6.75%) Linux
14 11 (6.75%) Cyber Security
14 11 (6.75%) Performance Management
14 11 (6.75%) Continuous Improvement
15 10 (6.13%) Line Management
16 9 (5.52%) CISSP

Head of Operations
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 8 (4.91%) CMS
2 7 (4.29%) IIS
2 7 (4.29%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.07%) Apache
3 5 (3.07%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.23%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 12 (7.36%) MS Office
2 9 (5.52%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.07%) WebTrends
1 5 (3.07%) Google Analytics
2 3 (1.84%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.29%) SaaS
2 5 (3.07%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.98%) VoIP
2 11 (6.75%) Firewall
3 8 (4.91%) Internet
4 7 (4.29%) Network Security
5 4 (2.45%) NAS
5 4 (2.45%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.45%) VPN
6 3 (1.84%) MPLS
6 3 (1.84%) GSM
6 3 (1.84%) UMTS
7 2 (1.23%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.23%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.61%) LAN
8 1 (0.61%) WAN
8 1 (0.61%) HTTP
8 1 (0.61%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.07%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.84%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.23%) Ant
2 2 (1.23%) Subversion
2 2 (1.23%) Maven
General
1 57 (34.97%) Finance
2 12 (7.36%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.75%) Retail
4 9 (5.52%) Legal
5 8 (4.91%) Publishing
6 6 (3.68%) Banking
7 5 (3.07%) Billing
8 4 (2.45%) Advertising
8 4 (2.45%) French Language
8 4 (2.45%) Electronics
9 3 (1.84%) Law
9 3 (1.84%) German Language
9 3 (1.84%) Italian Language
9 3 (1.84%) Spanish Language
10 2 (1.23%) Marketing
11 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.07%) CSS
1 5 (3.07%) Web Services
1 5 (3.07%) XML
1 5 (3.07%) XSLT
1 5 (3.07%) XHTML
1 5 (3.07%) HTML
1 5 (3.07%) JSF
1 5 (3.07%) Ajax
2 2 (1.23%) LAMP
3 1 (0.61%) .NET
3 1 (0.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.91%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.07%) Learning Management System
4 3 (1.84%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.84%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.23%) PMI
5 2 (1.23%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.23%) FMCG
6 1 (0.61%) GIS
6 1 (0.61%) DTV
6 1 (0.61%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.61%) Derivative
6 1 (0.61%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (0.61%) User Experience
6 1 (0.61%) RIA
6 1 (0.61%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.61%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.61%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.59%) Windows
2 11 (6.75%) Linux
3 6 (3.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (2.45%) UNIX
5 3 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (34.97%) ITIL
2 32 (19.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 28 (17.18%) Service Management
4 26 (15.95%) Service Delivery
5 23 (14.11%) People Management
6 22 (13.50%) Change Management
6 22 (13.50%) Project Management
7 19 (11.66%) Operations Management
8 13 (7.98%) Information Security
8 13 (7.98%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (7.36%) Business Continuity
9 12 (7.36%) PRINCE2
9 12 (7.36%) ERP
10 11 (6.75%) ITSM
10 11 (6.75%) Performance Management
10 11 (6.75%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (6.75%) Cyber Security
11 10 (6.13%) Line Management
12 9 (5.52%) Penetration Testing
13 8 (4.91%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.07%) Java
1 5 (3.07%) JavaScript
1 5 (3.07%) PHP
2 3 (1.84%) Perl
3 2 (1.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 24 (14.72%) Degree
2 9 (5.52%) CISSP
3 7 (4.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (3.07%) CISA
5 3 (1.84%) MBA
5 3 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.84%) HNC
5 3 (1.84%) HND
6 2 (1.23%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.23%) CISM
7 1 (0.61%) CIMA
7 1 (0.61%) CCVP
7 1 (0.61%) CCIE
7 1 (0.61%) CCNP
7 1 (0.61%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.82%) SLA
2 2 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.23%) COBIT
2 2 (1.23%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.45%) XenApp
2 4 (2.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (3.07%) SCCM
2 3 (1.84%) Puppet
2 3 (1.84%) Nagios
3 2 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (12.27%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.52%) VMware
3 8 (4.91%) Citrix
4 7 (4.29%) Oracle
5 5 (3.07%) SAP
5 5 (3.07%) Google
6 4 (2.45%) NetApp
7 3 (1.84%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.84%) Siebel
8 2 (1.23%) Cisco
8 2 (1.23%) Adobe
8 2 (1.23%) Symantec
8 2 (1.23%) McAfee
8 2 (1.23%) Cadence
8 2 (1.23%) Tripwire
9 1 (0.61%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.61%) Riverbed
9 1 (0.61%) RedPrairie
9 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.61%) Juniper
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