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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Operations
Rank 825 855 863
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Operations 70 51 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.044% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.047% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 52 41 30
Average salary £80,000 £85,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +36.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £60,750 £67,500 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £101,750 £100,000 £133,000
UK excluding London average salary £82,500 £90,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +63.63%

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
103849 108425 103990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 85040 87699 86943
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 £27,000 £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 31 March 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 March 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 +10 68 £80,000 -5.88% 7
London +22 33 £76,000 -10.58% 1
City of London +17 15 £65,000 -40.90%
East of England +17 11 £90,000 +51.61%
Yorkshire - 8 £80,000 -
South East +9 7 £102,500 +32.25% 2
West Yorkshire - 6 £62,500 -
Leeds - 6 £62,500 -
North West +13 5 £57,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £102,500 -
Essex +9 4 £90,000 -10.00%
Hampshire -4 4 - - 1
South West -14 4 £90,000 - 4
Manchester - 4 £57,000 -
Basingstoke - 4 - -
Bristol - 4 £90,000 - 4
Scotland +21 2 £55,000 -29.03%
Surrey -3 2 £102,500 +32.25% 1
Hertfordshire -3 2 £81,250 -
West Midlands -17 2 £73,750 +1.72%
Peterborough - 2 £102,500 -
Sheffield - 2 £80,000 -
Egham - 2 £102,500 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £80,000 -
Colchester - 2 £95,000 -
Coventry - 1 £82,500 -
Edinburgh - 1 £55,000 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £100,000 -
Liverpool - 1 - -

Head of Operations
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 56 (39.16%) ITIL
2 50 (34.97%) Finance
3 33 (23.08%) Service Delivery
4 24 (16.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (16.08%) Project Management
6 21 (14.69%) Degree
6 21 (14.69%) People Management
7 19 (13.29%) Legal
8 17 (11.89%) PRINCE2
9 16 (11.19%) Windows
9 16 (11.19%) Microsoft
10 15 (10.49%) Service Management
10 15 (10.49%) Change Management
10 15 (10.49%) Operations Management
10 15 (10.49%) Information Security
11 13 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (8.39%) Telecoms
12 12 (8.39%) Advertising
12 12 (8.39%) Management Information System
13 11 (7.69%) Banking
13 11 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
13 11 (7.69%) SLA
13 11 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (6.99%) Cyber Security
14 10 (6.99%) Resource Management
14 10 (6.99%) Citrix
14 10 (6.99%) VMware
14 10 (6.99%) Marketing
15 9 (6.29%) Supplier Management
15 9 (6.29%) Retail

Head of Operations
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 5 (3.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.40%) IIS
3 1 (0.70%) JBoss
3 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (6.29%) MS Office
2 6 (4.20%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.40%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.80%) SaaS
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.29%) Internet
2 5 (3.50%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.50%) Network Security
3 4 (2.80%) NAS
3 4 (2.80%) VPN
3 4 (2.80%) Firewall
4 3 (2.10%) SAN
4 3 (2.10%) GSM
4 3 (2.10%) UMTS
4 3 (2.10%) VoIP
5 2 (1.40%) WAN
5 2 (1.40%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.10%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (0.70%) TeamCity
1 1 (0.70%) Jenkins
General
1 50 (34.97%) Finance
2 19 (13.29%) Legal
3 12 (8.39%) Advertising
3 12 (8.39%) Telecoms
4 11 (7.69%) Banking
5 10 (6.99%) Marketing
6 9 (6.29%) Retail
7 5 (3.50%) Publishing
7 5 (3.50%) Law
7 5 (3.50%) Back Office
8 4 (2.80%) Electronics
9 3 (2.10%) Retail Banking
9 3 (2.10%) French Language
9 3 (2.10%) German Language
9 3 (2.10%) Italian Language
9 3 (2.10%) Spanish Language
10 2 (1.40%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.80%) ATL
2 2 (1.40%) .NET
3 1 (0.70%) Web Services
3 1 (0.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.39%) Management Information System
2 11 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.80%) Photography
4 3 (2.10%) GIS
5 2 (1.40%) FMCG
5 2 (1.40%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.70%) RIA
6 1 (0.70%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.70%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.70%) Tandem
6 1 (0.70%) Derivative
6 1 (0.70%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (0.70%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.70%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.70%) EPoS
6 1 (0.70%) NHS
6 1 (0.70%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.19%) Windows
2 8 (5.59%) UNIX
3 7 (4.90%) Linux
4 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (39.16%) ITIL
2 33 (23.08%) Service Delivery
3 24 (16.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (16.08%) Project Management
5 21 (14.69%) People Management
6 17 (11.89%) PRINCE2
7 15 (10.49%) Service Management
7 15 (10.49%) Change Management
7 15 (10.49%) Information Security
7 15 (10.49%) Operations Management
8 13 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (6.99%) Resource Management
10 10 (6.99%) Cyber Security
11 9 (6.29%) Supplier Management
11 9 (6.29%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (6.29%) ITSM
12 8 (5.59%) Performance Management
12 8 (5.59%) Strategic Planning
13 7 (4.90%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.70%) Java
1 1 (0.70%) Perl
1 1 (0.70%) PHP
1 1 (0.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 21 (14.69%) Degree
2 6 (4.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.10%) MBA
4 3 (2.10%) HNC
4 3 (2.10%) HND
5 2 (1.40%) CISSP
5 2 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.40%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.40%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.40%) CISM
6 1 (0.70%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.69%) SLA
2 5 (3.50%) COBIT
3 2 (1.40%) QA
3 2 (1.40%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.80%) XenApp
2 4 (2.80%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.80%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (6.29%) SCCM
2 5 (3.50%) SCOM
3 1 (0.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (11.19%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.99%) Citrix
2 10 (6.99%) VMware
3 5 (3.50%) SAP
4 3 (2.10%) TOWER Software
5 2 (1.40%) Splunk
5 2 (1.40%) Oracle
5 2 (1.40%) NetApp
5 2 (1.40%) CODA
6 1 (0.70%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.70%) RedPrairie
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