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 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Operations
Rank 817 812 856
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Operations 85 64 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.060% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.064% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 75 56 30
Average salary £80,000 £81,250 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.53% +16.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,250 £57,250
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £100,000 £110,500
UK excluding London average salary £80,000 £67,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+18.51% +17.39%

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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 September 2014 within the UK.

Head of Operations Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Operations
Top 28 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 September 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 +4 85 £80,000 -3.03% 7
South East +7 33 £82,500 +37.50% 2
London -43 25 £82,500 -4.34% 4
Berkshire +18 18 £82,500 - 1
Hampshire +1 11 £95,000 +72.72% 1
North West - 11 £55,000 -
Reading - 10 £82,500 -
East of England -20 8 £60,000 -27.27%
Cheshire - 7 £55,000 -
Southampton - 6 £95,000 - 1
West Midlands -7 5 £67,500 -38.63% 1
Essex - 5 £60,000 -
Maidenhead - 5 £80,000 - 1
Basildon - 5 £60,000 -
Chester - 5 £55,000 -
Buckinghamshire +4 4 - -
City of London 0 4 £100,000 +42.85% 2
Hertfordshire -9 3 £90,000 +9.09%
Coventry - 3 £65,000 - 1
Manchester - 3 £70,000 -
Northumberland - 2 £78,750 -
North East - 2 £78,750 -
Farnborough - 2 £67,500 -
South Yorkshire -12 1 £77,500 +58.16%
Yorkshire -34 1 £77,500 +58.16%
Uxbridge - 1 £77,500 -
Sheffield - 1 £77,500 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -

Head of Operations
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 60 (38.22%) Finance
2 42 (26.75%) ITIL
3 38 (24.20%) Stakeholder Management
4 28 (17.83%) Linux
5 25 (15.92%) Degree
6 24 (15.29%) Service Management
7 22 (14.01%) Operations Management
8 21 (13.38%) Windows
9 20 (12.74%) Service Delivery
9 20 (12.74%) People Management
10 16 (10.19%) Supplier Management
10 16 (10.19%) Change Management
10 16 (10.19%) Firewall
10 16 (10.19%) ERP
11 15 (9.55%) Publishing
11 15 (9.55%) Project Management
12 14 (8.92%) Line Management
13 13 (8.28%) Computer Science
13 13 (8.28%) CMS
13 13 (8.28%) Retail
13 13 (8.28%) Cisco
14 12 (7.64%) Microsoft
14 12 (7.64%) Java
14 12 (7.64%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (7.01%) Business Continuity
15 11 (7.01%) Migration
15 11 (7.01%) Disaster Recovery
15 11 (7.01%) MySQL
15 11 (7.01%) PHP
15 11 (7.01%) IIS

Head of Operations
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 13 (8.28%) CMS
2 11 (7.01%) IIS
2 11 (7.01%) Apache
2 11 (7.01%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.27%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.27%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (0.64%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.64%) Drupal
4 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (3.82%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.91%) MS Office
3 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (6.37%) WebTrends
1 10 (6.37%) Google Analytics
2 3 (1.91%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.18%) SaaS
3 2 (1.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.19%) Firewall
2 9 (5.73%) VoIP
2 9 (5.73%) DNS
3 8 (5.10%) DHCP
4 4 (2.55%) MPLS
4 4 (2.55%) Network Security
5 3 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.91%) LAN
5 3 (1.91%) WAN
6 2 (1.27%) Unified Communications
6 2 (1.27%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.64%) 4G
7 1 (0.64%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.64%) NetScreen
7 1 (0.64%) SAN
7 1 (0.64%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.01%) MySQL
2 5 (3.18%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.64%) EDMS
3 1 (0.64%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (1.91%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.27%) Ant
2 2 (1.27%) Subversion
2 2 (1.27%) Maven
3 1 (0.64%) Cucumber
General
1 60 (38.22%) Finance
2 15 (9.55%) Publishing
3 13 (8.28%) Retail
4 10 (6.37%) Billing
5 8 (5.10%) Banking
5 8 (5.10%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.55%) Advertising
7 3 (1.91%) Back Office
8 2 (1.27%) Law
8 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.27%) Marketing
9 1 (0.64%) French Language
9 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.37%) HTML
1 10 (6.37%) CSS
1 10 (6.37%) XML
1 10 (6.37%) XSLT
1 10 (6.37%) XHTML
1 10 (6.37%) JSF
1 10 (6.37%) Ajax
2 6 (3.82%) Web Services
3 4 (2.55%) LAMP
4 1 (0.64%) .NET
4 1 (0.64%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.28%) Computer Science
2 10 (6.37%) Learning Management System
3 8 (5.10%) Replication
4 7 (4.46%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.55%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.27%) User Experience
6 2 (1.27%) PMI
6 2 (1.27%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.64%) GIS
7 1 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.64%) Tandem
7 1 (0.64%) Contract for Difference
7 1 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.64%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.64%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.64%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.64%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.64%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (17.83%) Linux
2 21 (13.38%) Windows
3 10 (6.37%) Solaris
4 5 (3.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.55%) UNIX
6 3 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.27%) AIX
7 2 (1.27%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.64%) Android
8 1 (0.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (26.75%) ITIL
2 38 (24.20%) Stakeholder Management
3 24 (15.29%) Service Management
4 22 (14.01%) Operations Management
5 20 (12.74%) Service Delivery
5 20 (12.74%) People Management
6 16 (10.19%) Change Management
6 16 (10.19%) ERP
6 16 (10.19%) Supplier Management
7 15 (9.55%) Project Management
8 14 (8.92%) Line Management
9 12 (7.64%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (7.01%) Migration
10 11 (7.01%) Business Continuity
10 11 (7.01%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (7.01%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (7.01%) Analytics
11 10 (6.37%) Capacity Management
11 10 (6.37%) Web Analytics
12 9 (5.73%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.64%) Java
2 11 (7.01%) PHP
3 10 (6.37%) JavaScript
4 8 (5.10%) C
5 3 (1.91%) Perl
6 2 (1.27%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (15.92%) Degree
2 10 (6.37%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (3.18%) CISSP
4 4 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.91%) CCIE
5 3 (1.91%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.91%) CISA
6 1 (0.64%) CCVP
6 1 (0.64%) PMP
6 1 (0.64%) CCNP
6 1 (0.64%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.37%) SLA
2 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.64%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (6.37%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.91%) Nagios
1 3 (1.91%) Puppet
2 2 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 13 (8.28%) Cisco
2 12 (7.64%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.37%) SAP
3 10 (6.37%) Google
4 9 (5.73%) Oracle
5 8 (5.10%) HP
6 6 (3.82%) VMware
7 5 (3.18%) Citrix
8 3 (1.91%) Siebel
9 2 (1.27%) Adobe
9 2 (1.27%) NetApp
9 2 (1.27%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.27%) Symantec
9 2 (1.27%) McAfee
9 2 (1.27%) Tripwire
9 2 (1.27%) Cadence
10 1 (0.64%) Mitel
10 1 (0.64%) Blue Coat
10 1 (0.64%) Juniper
10 1 (0.64%) Riverbed
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Salary: £65000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
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Salary: Competitive Salary and Attractive Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Salary: From £90,000 to £100,000 per annum Bonus, Pension & Car Allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
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Salary: From £90,000 to £110,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
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Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
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Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £75000 - £100000 per annum + + car, Bonus, Pension, Health, etc
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