The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Head of Operations featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Operations
Rank 885 910 938
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Operations 55 77 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.069% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.071% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 44 48 57
Median salary £80,000 £82,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £107,000 £100,000 £104,000
UK excluding London median salary £72,500 £83,750 £76,250
% change year-on-year
-13.43% +9.83%

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
99119 108062 116837
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.24% 96.46% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 83362 88174 94782
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Head of Operations
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Head of Operations in the job title.

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 2 May 2016 within the UK.

Head of Operations Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Operations
Top 27 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Operations within the UK over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -14 53 £80,000 -3.03% 12
London +11 32 £85,000 +17.24% 6
South East +23 10 £73,750 -22.36% 2
City of London +41 8 £70,000 +3.70% 4
East of England +8 4 £69,375 -20.71% 1
West Midlands -12 4 £72,500 -1.69%
Buckinghamshire - 4 - -
Hertfordshire +22 2 £69,375 -14.61% 1
Berkshire +17 2 £92,500 - 1
East Midlands +17 2 £64,905 +12.87%
Hampshire +12 2 - -
Scotland +2 2 £65,000 -
Edinburgh - 2 £65,000 -
Solihull - 2 £65,000 -
Leicestershire - 2 £64,905 -
Surrey - 1 £75,000 - 1
Middlesex - 1 £72,500 -
Birmingham - 1 £80,000 -
Maidenhead - 1 £70,000 -
Fareham - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £48,750 - 1
Leicester - 1 £52,310 -
Norwich - 1 - -
Reigate - 1 £75,000 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 - -

Head of Operations Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, Head of Operations job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Head of Operations in the job title.

1 60 (46.51%) Finance
2 46 (35.66%) ITIL
3 31 (24.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (19.38%) Service Delivery
4 25 (19.38%) Service Management
5 22 (17.05%) Linux
5 22 (17.05%) Continuous Improvement
6 21 (16.28%) Banking
7 19 (14.73%) Change Management
8 17 (13.18%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (12.40%) Retail
10 15 (11.63%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (10.85%) PRINCE2
11 14 (10.85%) Telecoms
12 13 (10.08%) Problem Management
12 13 (10.08%) People Management
12 13 (10.08%) DevOps
13 12 (9.30%) Coaching
13 12 (9.30%) SaaS
13 12 (9.30%) Supplier Management
13 12 (9.30%) Windows
14 11 (8.53%) Apache
14 11 (8.53%) Analytics
15 10 (7.75%) SLA
15 10 (7.75%) Business Continuity
16 9 (6.98%) ISEB
16 9 (6.98%) PMI
16 9 (6.98%) PMI Certification
16 9 (6.98%) IIS
16 9 (6.98%) Performance Improvement

Head of Operations Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (8.53%) Apache
2 9 (6.98%) IIS
3 8 (6.20%) MS Exchange
4 7 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.55%) Confluence
6 1 (0.78%) nginx
6 1 (0.78%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.78%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (3.10%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.55%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.30%) SaaS
2 8 (6.20%) IaaS
3 7 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (5.43%) PaaS
4 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.43%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.10%) Network Security
2 4 (3.10%) VoIP
2 4 (3.10%) VPN
3 3 (2.33%) IP Telephony
3 3 (2.33%) MPLS
3 3 (2.33%) SSL
4 2 (1.55%) Firewall
4 2 (1.55%) Internet
4 2 (1.55%) SAN
5 1 (0.78%) 4G
5 1 (0.78%) DNS
5 1 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.78%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.78%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.78%) NAS
5 1 (0.78%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (0.78%) WAN
5 1 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.88%) MySQL
2 3 (2.33%) Big Data
2 3 (2.33%) Redis
2 3 (2.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.55%) GIS
3 2 (1.55%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.55%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.55%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.55%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.55%) JIRA
1 2 (1.55%) Maven
General
1 60 (46.51%) Finance
2 21 (16.28%) Banking
3 16 (12.40%) Retail
4 14 (10.85%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.88%) Local Government
6 4 (3.10%) Law
6 4 (3.10%) Legal
6 4 (3.10%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (2.33%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.33%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.55%) Marketing
9 1 (0.78%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.10%) LAMP
2 3 (2.33%) beanstalkd
2 3 (2.33%) COM
3 2 (1.55%) .NET
4 1 (0.78%) Mason
4 1 (0.78%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (6.98%) PMI
2 6 (4.65%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.10%) Public Cloud
3 4 (3.10%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (2.33%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (1.55%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.55%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.55%) Cyber Attack
5 2 (1.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.55%) Fintech
5 2 (1.55%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.78%) CMDB
6 1 (0.78%) Derivative
6 1 (0.78%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.78%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (17.05%) Linux
2 12 (9.30%) Windows
3 9 (6.98%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (35.66%) ITIL
2 31 (24.03%) Stakeholder Management
3 25 (19.38%) Service Delivery
3 25 (19.38%) Service Management
4 22 (17.05%) Continuous Improvement
5 19 (14.73%) Change Management
6 17 (13.18%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (10.85%) PRINCE2
8 13 (10.08%) DevOps
8 13 (10.08%) People Management
8 13 (10.08%) Problem Management
9 12 (9.30%) Coaching
9 12 (9.30%) Supplier Management
10 11 (8.53%) Analytics
11 10 (7.75%) Business Continuity
12 9 (6.98%) Line Management
12 9 (6.98%) Matrix Management
12 9 (6.98%) Operations Management
12 9 (6.98%) Performance Improvement
13 8 (6.20%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.88%) PHP
1 5 (3.88%) SQL
2 3 (2.33%) Java
3 2 (1.55%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.55%) Python
4 1 (0.78%) C#
4 1 (0.78%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (11.63%) ITIL Certification
2 9 (6.98%) ISEB
2 9 (6.98%) PMI Certification
3 7 (5.43%) Degree
4 5 (3.88%) CISM
4 5 (3.88%) CISSP
5 3 (2.33%) GIAC
6 2 (1.55%) APMP
6 2 (1.55%) CISA
6 2 (1.55%) GCIA
6 2 (1.55%) SANS
6 2 (1.55%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.55%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.78%) IISP
7 1 (0.78%) MCITP
7 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.75%) SLA
2 4 (3.10%) EMIR
2 4 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.33%) QA
4 2 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.78%) COBIT
5 1 (0.78%) COSO
5 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.78%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.78%) MiFID
System Software
1 7 (5.43%) Dovecot
2 3 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.55%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.55%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.78%) iptables
4 1 (0.78%) NFS
4 1 (0.78%) Squid
4 1 (0.78%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (4.65%) Puppet
2 2 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.55%) QRadar
2 2 (1.55%) Terraform
3 1 (0.78%) Ansible
3 1 (0.78%) Netcool
3 1 (0.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (6.20%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.10%) VMware
3 3 (2.33%) Google
3 3 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.55%) AlienVault
4 2 (1.55%) ArcSight
4 2 (1.55%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.55%) CheckPoint
4 2 (1.55%) Cisco
4 2 (1.55%) IBM
4 2 (1.55%) Intel Security
4 2 (1.55%) LogRhythm
4 2 (1.55%) Splunk
5 1 (0.78%) DataFlux
5 1 (0.78%) LANDesk
5 1 (0.78%) New Relic
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle
5 1 (0.78%) Remedy
5 1 (0.78%) SAP
5 1 (0.78%) Tableau
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