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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Operations
Rank 842 828 825
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Operations 62 81 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.071% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.075% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 46 72 48
Average salary £80,000 £80,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £55,000 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £96,250 £110,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £80,000 £80,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%

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
102778 107783 99441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.50% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 85796 87187 82527
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 4 September 2015 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 4 September 2015. 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 -14 58 £81,250 +1.56% 10
London +1 31 £77,500 -7.46% 4
City of London +41 10 £72,500 -34.09% 1
South East -9 8 £63,750 -22.72% 4
West Midlands -2 6 £88,500 +33.58%
East Midlands - 6 £90,000 -
Nottingham - 5 £90,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 5 £90,000 -
Hampshire +15 4 £62,500 -34.21% 3
East of England -5 4 £90,000 +50.00%
Southampton +10 3 £62,500 -34.21% 2
Hertfordshire -4 3 £90,000 -
Coventry -10 3 - -
Scotland - 3 £80,000 -
Glasgow - 3 £80,000 -
Berkshire +4 2 £95,000 +18.75% 1
North West -15 2 £62,500 -
Manchester -1 1 £62,500 -10.71%
Reading -2 1 £100,000 +21.21%
North East -3 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -11 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £55,000 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £55,000 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £88,500 -
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - -

Head of Operations
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 72 (51.80%) ITIL
2 45 (32.37%) Finance
3 42 (30.22%) Service Delivery
4 31 (22.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (20.14%) Project Management
6 26 (18.71%) Service Management
7 23 (16.55%) Degree
7 23 (16.55%) Continuous Improvement
8 22 (15.83%) Data Centre
9 20 (14.39%) Microsoft
10 19 (13.67%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (12.95%) PRINCE2
12 17 (12.23%) People Management
13 16 (11.51%) Management Information System
14 14 (10.07%) Telecoms
14 14 (10.07%) Retail
14 14 (10.07%) Operations Management
15 13 (9.35%) Banking
15 13 (9.35%) Disaster Recovery
15 13 (9.35%) Windows
15 13 (9.35%) DevOps
15 13 (9.35%) Line Management
16 12 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
17 11 (7.91%) Information Security
17 11 (7.91%) Linux
17 11 (7.91%) MS Excel
18 10 (7.19%) Oracle
18 10 (7.19%) Change Management
18 10 (7.19%) Business Continuity
18 10 (7.19%) Asset Management

Head of Operations
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 4 (2.88%) JBoss
2 3 (2.16%) Apache
3 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (7.91%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.88%) MS Office
3 2 (1.44%) MS Project
3 2 (1.44%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.88%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.47%) SaaS
2 7 (5.04%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.16%) PaaS
4 3 (2.16%) Office 365
4 3 (2.16%) IaaS
5 2 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.44%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.76%) WAN
2 7 (5.04%) Firewall
3 4 (2.88%) SAN
4 3 (2.16%) LAN
4 3 (2.16%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.44%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.44%) NAS
6 1 (0.72%) SSL
6 1 (0.72%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.88%) Data Mining
1 4 (2.88%) Big Data
2 2 (1.44%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.72%) OLAP
3 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.72%) MySQL
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.72%) TeamCity
1 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
General
1 45 (32.37%) Finance
2 14 (10.07%) Telecoms
2 14 (10.07%) Retail
3 13 (9.35%) Banking
4 9 (6.47%) Legal
4 9 (6.47%) Back Office
5 8 (5.76%) Marketing
6 6 (4.32%) Law
7 4 (2.88%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.72%) Billing
8 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.16%) .NET
1 3 (2.16%) J2EE
1 3 (2.16%) Middleware
2 2 (1.44%) LAMP
2 2 (1.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.83%) Data Centre
2 16 (11.51%) Management Information System
3 12 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.32%) CMDB
5 5 (3.60%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.88%) Credit Risk
6 4 (2.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (2.16%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.44%) GIS
9 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.72%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.72%) EPoS
9 1 (0.72%) EFT
9 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.72%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.72%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.35%) Windows
2 11 (7.91%) Linux
3 7 (5.04%) UNIX
4 3 (2.16%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (51.80%) ITIL
2 42 (30.22%) Service Delivery
3 31 (22.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 28 (20.14%) Project Management
5 26 (18.71%) Service Management
6 23 (16.55%) Continuous Improvement
7 19 (13.67%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (12.95%) PRINCE2
9 17 (12.23%) People Management
10 14 (10.07%) Operations Management
11 13 (9.35%) Disaster Recovery
11 13 (9.35%) DevOps
11 13 (9.35%) Line Management
12 11 (7.91%) Information Security
13 10 (7.19%) Asset Management
13 10 (7.19%) Business Continuity
13 10 (7.19%) Change Management
14 9 (6.47%) Programme Management
14 9 (6.47%) Strategic Planning
15 8 (5.76%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.16%) Java
2 2 (1.44%) C#
3 1 (0.72%) C
3 1 (0.72%) Perl
3 1 (0.72%) PHP
3 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 23 (16.55%) Degree
2 3 (2.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (2.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (2.16%) MBA
3 2 (1.44%) CISSP
3 2 (1.44%) CIPD
3 2 (1.44%) CISA
3 2 (1.44%) CISM
4 1 (0.72%) CEH
4 1 (0.72%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.76%) COBIT
2 7 (5.04%) SLA
3 6 (4.32%) ISO 9000
3 6 (4.32%) TickIT
4 4 (2.88%) QA
5 3 (2.16%) ISO 9001
5 3 (2.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.72%) BS25999
6 1 (0.72%) COSO
System Software
1 2 (1.44%) VMware ESX
1 2 (1.44%) vSphere
2 1 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.44%) SCCM
1 2 (1.44%) SCOM
2 1 (0.72%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (14.39%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.19%) Oracle
3 6 (4.32%) VMware
4 4 (2.88%) TOWER Software
5 2 (1.44%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.44%) Google
5 2 (1.44%) Citrix
5 2 (1.44%) Apple
5 2 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.72%) NetApp
6 1 (0.72%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.72%) SAP
6 1 (0.72%) IBM
6 1 (0.72%) EMC
6 1 (0.72%) Splunk
6 1 (0.72%) Tableau
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