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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Operations
Rank 833 854 843
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Operations 59 75 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.064% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.068% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 31 66 35
Average salary £72,500 £77,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.45% +10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £48,100
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £110,000 £99,000
UK excluding London average salary £72,500 £75,000 £63,750
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +17.64%

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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
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 £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

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 +2 57 £72,500 -6.45% 4
London +23 27 £72,500 -12.12% 1
City of London +34 13 £75,000 -31.81%
West Midlands -5 10 £70,000 +9.80%
South East -3 8 £68,750 -27.63%
East of England 0 6 £90,000 +38.46%
Hampshire +4 4 - -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £75,000 -
Coventry -14 3 - -
Cambridge - 3 - -
Portsmouth - 3 - -
Birmingham -6 2 - -
North West -9 2 £55,000 -26.66%
Hertfordshire -18 2 £90,000 +2.85%
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £60,000 - 2
Oxfordshire - 2 £77,500 -
Manchester +5 1 £55,000 -29.03%
Yorkshire +2 1 - -
South West - 1 £80,000 - 1
Merseyside - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Sussex - 1 £72,500 -
West Sussex - 1 £57,500 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £80,000 -
Nottingham - 1 - - 2
Abingdon - 1 £65,000 -
Oxford - 1 £90,000 -
Leeds - 1 - -

Head of Operations
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 73 (54.48%) ITIL
2 47 (35.07%) Finance
3 40 (29.85%) Service Delivery
4 24 (17.91%) Data Centre
5 22 (16.42%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (15.67%) Service Management
6 21 (15.67%) Project Management
7 20 (14.93%) PRINCE2
8 19 (14.18%) Banking
8 19 (14.18%) Degree
9 18 (13.43%) People Management
10 17 (12.69%) Retail
10 17 (12.69%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (12.69%) Management Information System
10 17 (12.69%) Windows
10 17 (12.69%) Microsoft
11 16 (11.94%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (9.70%) Line Management
12 13 (9.70%) Telecoms
13 12 (8.96%) Disaster Recovery
13 12 (8.96%) Linux
14 11 (8.21%) Back Office
14 11 (8.21%) Asset Management
14 11 (8.21%) DevOps
15 10 (7.46%) Information Security
15 10 (7.46%) ITSM
15 10 (7.46%) Oracle
15 10 (7.46%) UNIX
15 10 (7.46%) Change Management
16 9 (6.72%) Legal

Head of Operations
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (2.99%) JBoss
2 3 (2.24%) Apache
3 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (5.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.49%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.49%) MS Project
2 2 (1.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.48%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.22%) SaaS
2 3 (2.24%) PaaS
2 3 (2.24%) Office 365
2 3 (2.24%) IaaS
2 3 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.49%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.22%) WAN
1 7 (5.22%) Firewall
2 4 (2.99%) SAN
3 3 (2.24%) LAN
3 3 (2.24%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.49%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.49%) NAS
5 1 (0.75%) SSL
5 1 (0.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.99%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.75%) MySQL
2 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (0.75%) TeamCity
1 1 (0.75%) Jenkins
General
1 47 (35.07%) Finance
2 19 (14.18%) Banking
3 17 (12.69%) Retail
4 13 (9.70%) Telecoms
5 11 (8.21%) Back Office
6 9 (6.72%) Legal
7 7 (5.22%) Marketing
8 6 (4.48%) Retail Banking
9 5 (3.73%) Law
10 4 (2.99%) Advertising
11 2 (1.49%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.99%) ATL
2 3 (2.24%) Web Services
2 3 (2.24%) Middleware
2 3 (2.24%) J2EE
3 2 (1.49%) .NET
3 2 (1.49%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (17.91%) Data Centre
2 17 (12.69%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.48%) CMDB
5 4 (2.99%) Photography
5 4 (2.99%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.24%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.24%) GIS
6 3 (2.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.75%) EPoS
7 1 (0.75%) EFT
7 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.75%) Tandem
7 1 (0.75%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.75%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.75%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.69%) Windows
2 12 (8.96%) Linux
3 10 (7.46%) UNIX
4 3 (2.24%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (54.48%) ITIL
2 40 (29.85%) Service Delivery
3 22 (16.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (15.67%) Project Management
4 21 (15.67%) Service Management
5 20 (14.93%) PRINCE2
6 18 (13.43%) People Management
7 17 (12.69%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (11.94%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (9.70%) Line Management
10 12 (8.96%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (8.21%) Asset Management
11 11 (8.21%) DevOps
12 10 (7.46%) Information Security
12 10 (7.46%) ITSM
12 10 (7.46%) Change Management
13 9 (6.72%) Business Continuity
13 9 (6.72%) Supplier Management
13 9 (6.72%) Operations Management
14 6 (4.48%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.49%) Java
2 1 (0.75%) Perl
2 1 (0.75%) PHP
2 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.75%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (14.18%) Degree
2 6 (4.48%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (3.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.49%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.49%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.49%) CIPD
6 1 (0.75%) CISSP
6 1 (0.75%) CISA
6 1 (0.75%) CISM
6 1 (0.75%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.97%) SLA
2 7 (5.22%) COBIT
3 6 (4.48%) TickIT
3 6 (4.48%) ISO 9000
4 4 (2.99%) QA
5 3 (2.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.49%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.49%) VMware ESX
1 2 (1.49%) vSphere
2 1 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.24%) SCCM
1 3 (2.24%) SCOM
2 1 (0.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (12.69%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.46%) Oracle
3 9 (6.72%) VMware
4 4 (2.99%) TOWER Software
5 3 (2.24%) Citrix
6 2 (1.49%) CODA
6 2 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.49%) Google
6 2 (1.49%) Splunk
7 1 (0.75%) NetApp
7 1 (0.75%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.75%) SAP
7 1 (0.75%) IBM
7 1 (0.75%) EMC
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