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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Operations
Rank 876 874 897
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Operations 75 67 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.064% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.066% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 61 57 42
Average salary £77,500 £80,000 £85,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £57,000 £60,200
10% offered a salary of more than £115,000 £102,500 £109,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £80,000 £86,250
% change year-on-year
-18.75% -7.24%

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
97552 100837 99178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.44% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 81926 83590 79842
Average 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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 2016 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 5 February 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
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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 70 £78,750 -1.56% 15
London -5 26 £85,000 +6.25% 7
West Midlands -7 16 £65,000 -
Manchester +24 8 £53,180 -6.70% 1
North West +10 8 £53,180 -6.70% 1
South West -2 8 £47,500 -13.63% 2
South East -6 8 £100,000 -2.43% 2
Gloucestershire - 7 £47,500 - 1
Gloucester - 7 £47,500 - 1
City of London +47 4 £110,000 +46.66% 3
Berkshire - 4 £115,000 -
Telford - 4 £61,117 -
Solihull - 4 £61,250 -
Shropshire - 4 £61,117 -
Hampshire +13 3 £85,000 -15.00% 2
Edinburgh +10 3 £70,000 +27.27%
Scotland 0 3 £70,000 +27.27%
Winchester - 3 £85,000 -
Hertfordshire -2 2 £90,000 +20.00%
East of England -8 2 £90,000 -4.00% 3
Wales - 2 £78,000 -
Newport - 2 £78,000 -
South Wales - 2 £78,000 -
Yorkshire +10 1 - -
West Yorkshire +3 1 - -
Surrey 0 1 £48,558 -52.62%
Coventry -7 1 £72,500 +11.53%
Birmingham -8 1 £80,000 -
Warwickshire -19 1 £87,500 +34.61%
East Midlands - 1 £77,500 -

Head of Operations
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 51 (37.50%) ITIL
2 49 (36.03%) Finance
3 32 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 30 (22.06%) Service Delivery
4 30 (22.06%) Continuous Improvement
5 29 (21.32%) Service Management
6 18 (13.24%) Telecoms
6 18 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (13.24%) Operations Management
7 17 (12.50%) Project Management
8 16 (11.76%) Linux
9 15 (11.03%) Microsoft
9 15 (11.03%) Banking
10 13 (9.56%) Coaching
10 13 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (9.56%) PRINCE2
11 12 (8.82%) Windows
11 12 (8.82%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (8.82%) Supplier Management
11 12 (8.82%) Degree
12 11 (8.09%) Problem Management
12 11 (8.09%) People Management
12 11 (8.09%) Analytics
13 10 (7.35%) Windows Server
13 10 (7.35%) Data Analytics
13 10 (7.35%) SaaS
13 10 (7.35%) Information Security
14 9 (6.62%) SLA
14 9 (6.62%) IIS
14 9 (6.62%) ITIL V3

Head of Operations
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 9 (6.62%) IIS
2 8 (5.88%) Apache
3 7 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (5.15%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.74%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (0.74%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (3.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.35%) SaaS
2 9 (6.62%) IaaS
3 7 (5.15%) PaaS
4 5 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.74%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.21%) SAN
2 3 (2.21%) VoIP
2 3 (2.21%) WAN
3 2 (1.47%) DNS
3 2 (1.47%) Firewall
3 2 (1.47%) Internet
3 2 (1.47%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.74%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.74%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.74%) LAN
4 1 (0.74%) Network Security
4 1 (0.74%) SMTP
4 1 (0.74%) SNMP
4 1 (0.74%) SSL
4 1 (0.74%) VLAN
4 1 (0.74%) VPN
4 1 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.94%) Big Data
3 2 (1.47%) OLAP
3 2 (1.47%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 49 (36.03%) Finance
2 18 (13.24%) Telecoms
3 15 (11.03%) Banking
4 8 (5.88%) Legal
4 8 (5.88%) Retail
5 6 (4.41%) Marketing
6 5 (3.68%) Local Government
7 3 (2.21%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.47%) Billing
8 2 (1.47%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.47%) Law
9 1 (0.74%) Back Office
9 1 (0.74%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.74%) Electronics
9 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.21%) .NET
2 1 (0.74%) COM
2 1 (0.74%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.41%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.41%) PMI
4 4 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.21%) Credit Risk
5 3 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.21%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.47%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.47%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.47%) Fintech
7 1 (0.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.74%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.74%) EPoS
7 1 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.74%) NHS
7 1 (0.74%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.74%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.76%) Linux
2 12 (8.82%) Windows
3 10 (7.35%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.21%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (37.50%) ITIL
2 32 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 30 (22.06%) Continuous Improvement
3 30 (22.06%) Service Delivery
4 29 (21.32%) Service Management
5 18 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (13.24%) Operations Management
6 17 (12.50%) Project Management
7 13 (9.56%) Coaching
7 13 (9.56%) PRINCE2
8 12 (8.82%) Supplier Management
9 11 (8.09%) Analytics
9 11 (8.09%) People Management
9 11 (8.09%) Problem Management
10 10 (7.35%) Data Analytics
10 10 (7.35%) Information Security
11 9 (6.62%) ITIL V3
11 9 (6.62%) Line Management
12 8 (5.88%) Business Continuity
12 8 (5.88%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.41%) SQL
2 3 (2.21%) Java
3 2 (1.47%) C
3 2 (1.47%) C#
4 1 (0.74%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (8.82%) Degree
1 12 (8.82%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (5.15%) PMI Certification
3 6 (4.41%) ISEB
4 4 (2.94%) CISM
4 4 (2.94%) CISSP
5 3 (2.21%) CISA
5 3 (2.21%) MBA
6 2 (1.47%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.47%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.74%) APMP
7 1 (0.74%) GIAC
7 1 (0.74%) IISP
7 1 (0.74%) PMP
7 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.62%) SLA
2 5 (3.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.21%) QA
4 2 (1.47%) COBIT
4 2 (1.47%) COSO
4 2 (1.47%) EMIR
4 2 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.74%) BS25999
5 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.74%) ISO27002
5 1 (0.74%) ISO27005
5 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (5.15%) Dovecot
2 4 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.74%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.74%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.74%) iptables
3 1 (0.74%) NFS
3 1 (0.74%) Squid
3 1 (0.74%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.74%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (0.74%) Capistrano
1 1 (0.74%) CFEngine
1 1 (0.74%) Netcool
1 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.74%) Puppet
1 1 (0.74%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (11.03%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.15%) VMware
3 3 (2.21%) Citrix
3 3 (2.21%) Tableau
4 2 (1.47%) Apple
4 2 (1.47%) CheckPoint
4 2 (1.47%) Cisco
4 2 (1.47%) IBM
4 2 (1.47%) SAP
4 2 (1.47%) ServiceNow
4 2 (1.47%) Splunk
5 1 (0.74%) BMC
5 1 (0.74%) DataFlux
5 1 (0.74%) EMC
5 1 (0.74%) Ericsson
5 1 (0.74%) Google
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle
5 1 (0.74%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.74%) Remedy
5 1 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
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