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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Operations
Rank 817 818 837
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Operations 62 54 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.052% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.055% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 53 41 37
Average salary £80,000 £85,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,500 £56,289
10% offered a salary of more than £102,500 £110,000 £94,500
UK excluding London average salary £80,000 £96,250 £67,500
% change year-on-year
-16.88% +42.59%

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
99917 98112 105285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 83183 79195 90333
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 £27,500 £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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +6 59 £80,000 -5.88% 12
London +18 29 £77,500 -8.82% 6
City of London +19 16 £75,000 -35.48%
East of England -8 11 £102,500 +2.50% 1
South East -31 11 £102,500 +32.25%
Surrey +3 10 £102,500 +20.58%
Cambridgeshire +10 9 £102,500 -
West Midlands -4 8 £65,000 -40.90%
Peterborough - 6 £102,500 -
Egham - 6 £102,500 -
Guildford -7 4 £71,250 -22.97%
Coventry - 4 £65,000 -
North West -9 3 £57,000 - 1
Manchester - 3 £57,000 - 1
Yorkshire -17 2 £80,000 -20.00% 4
Scotland - 2 £55,000 -
Southampton -1 1 £100,000 +88.67%
West Yorkshire -4 1 £80,000 -20.00% 3
Leeds -7 1 £80,000 -20.00% 3
Cambridge -8 1 - -
Hertfordshire -10 1 £67,500 -
Birmingham -15 1 £80,000 -27.27%
Essex -20 1 £85,000 -15.00% 1
Hampshire -20 1 £100,000 +37.45%
St Albans - 1 £67,500 -
Sheffield - 1 £80,000 - 1
Bristol - 1 £55,000 -
Colchester - 1 £85,000 - 1
Edinburgh - 1 £55,000 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £80,000 - 1

Head of Operations
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 54 (34.39%) Finance
2 52 (33.12%) ITIL
3 33 (21.02%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (15.92%) Service Delivery
5 24 (15.29%) People Management
6 23 (14.65%) Change Management
6 23 (14.65%) Service Management
6 23 (14.65%) Project Management
7 22 (14.01%) Operations Management
7 22 (14.01%) Degree
8 19 (12.10%) Microsoft
9 16 (10.19%) PRINCE2
10 15 (9.55%) Windows
10 15 (9.55%) SLA
11 13 (8.28%) Information Security
12 12 (7.64%) VoIP
12 12 (7.64%) MS Office
13 11 (7.01%) ERP
13 11 (7.01%) ITSM
13 11 (7.01%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (7.01%) Cyber Security
14 10 (6.37%) Performance Management
14 10 (6.37%) Legal
14 10 (6.37%) Retail
15 9 (5.73%) Penetration Testing
15 9 (5.73%) Advertising
15 9 (5.73%) VMware
15 9 (5.73%) CISSP
15 9 (5.73%) Internet
16 8 (5.10%) Line Management

Head of Operations
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 7 (4.46%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.55%) CMS
2 4 (2.55%) IIS
3 2 (1.27%) Apache
3 2 (1.27%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.64%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 12 (7.64%) MS Office
2 8 (5.10%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.91%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (1.27%) WebTrends
2 2 (1.27%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.18%) SaaS
2 2 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.64%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.64%) VoIP
2 9 (5.73%) Internet
3 8 (5.10%) Firewall
4 7 (4.46%) Network Security
5 4 (2.55%) NAS
5 4 (2.55%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.55%) VPN
6 3 (1.91%) MPLS
6 3 (1.91%) GSM
6 3 (1.91%) UMTS
7 2 (1.27%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.64%) HTTP
8 1 (0.64%) NetScreen
8 1 (0.64%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.27%) MySQL
3 1 (0.64%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.64%) Ant
2 1 (0.64%) Subversion
2 1 (0.64%) Maven
General
1 54 (34.39%) Finance
2 10 (6.37%) Legal
2 10 (6.37%) Retail
3 9 (5.73%) Advertising
4 8 (5.10%) Publishing
4 8 (5.10%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.46%) Marketing
5 7 (4.46%) Banking
6 4 (2.55%) Electronics
7 3 (1.91%) Law
7 3 (1.91%) French Language
7 3 (1.91%) German Language
7 3 (1.91%) Italian Language
7 3 (1.91%) Spanish Language
8 2 (1.27%) Billing
8 2 (1.27%) Back Office
9 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.27%) CSS
1 2 (1.27%) Web Services
1 2 (1.27%) XML
1 2 (1.27%) XSLT
1 2 (1.27%) XHTML
1 2 (1.27%) HTML
1 2 (1.27%) JSF
1 2 (1.27%) Ajax
2 1 (0.64%) .NET
2 1 (0.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.10%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.27%) GIS
3 2 (1.27%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.27%) FMCG
3 2 (1.27%) Learning Management System
3 2 (1.27%) PMI
3 2 (1.27%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.64%) RIA
4 1 (0.64%) Reference Data
4 1 (0.64%) EPoS
4 1 (0.64%) DTV
4 1 (0.64%) Fixed Income
4 1 (0.64%) Derivative
4 1 (0.64%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (0.64%) Hedge funds
4 1 (0.64%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.64%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.55%) Windows
2 7 (4.46%) Linux
3 6 (3.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.91%) UNIX
4 3 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (33.12%) ITIL
2 33 (21.02%) Stakeholder Management
3 25 (15.92%) Service Delivery
4 24 (15.29%) People Management
5 23 (14.65%) Change Management
5 23 (14.65%) Project Management
5 23 (14.65%) Service Management
6 22 (14.01%) Operations Management
7 16 (10.19%) PRINCE2
8 13 (8.28%) Information Security
9 11 (7.01%) ERP
9 11 (7.01%) ITSM
9 11 (7.01%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (7.01%) Cyber Security
10 10 (6.37%) Performance Management
11 9 (5.73%) Penetration Testing
12 8 (5.10%) Business Continuity
12 8 (5.10%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (5.10%) Strategic Planning
12 8 (5.10%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.27%) Java
1 2 (1.27%) JavaScript
1 2 (1.27%) Perl
1 2 (1.27%) PHP
2 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 22 (14.01%) Degree
2 9 (5.73%) CISSP
3 7 (4.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (3.18%) CISA
5 3 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.91%) HNC
5 3 (1.91%) HND
5 3 (1.91%) MBA
6 2 (1.27%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.27%) CISM
7 1 (0.64%) CIMA
7 1 (0.64%) CCIE
7 1 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.64%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.55%) SLA
2 3 (1.91%) COBIT
3 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.27%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.64%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 7 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.55%) XenApp
2 4 (2.55%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.55%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (3.18%) SCCM
2 2 (1.27%) Puppet
2 2 (1.27%) Nagios
3 1 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.64%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (12.10%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.73%) VMware
3 8 (5.10%) Citrix
4 7 (4.46%) Oracle
5 5 (3.18%) SAP
6 4 (2.55%) NetApp
7 3 (1.91%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.91%) Siebel
8 2 (1.27%) Symantec
8 2 (1.27%) McAfee
8 2 (1.27%) Tripwire
8 2 (1.27%) Google
9 1 (0.64%) Riverbed
9 1 (0.64%) RedPrairie
9 1 (0.64%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.64%) Cisco
9 1 (0.64%) Juniper
9 1 (0.64%) Adobe
9 1 (0.64%) Blue Coat
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Manchester
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West London
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London
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Salary: £77850.00 - £89640.00 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + bonus, car + excellent benefits
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + excellent benefits inc bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Colchester, Essex
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Salary: £80k - 90k per year + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
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Salary: From £0 to £0 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds
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Salary: £80000 per annum + OTE
Posted: 10 days ago
London
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Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Usual company bens
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