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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Operations
Rank 823 803 876
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +73
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Operations 92 73 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.068% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.072% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 81 64 25
Average salary £80,000 £82,500 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.03% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,250 £49,000 £57,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £100,000 £106,500
UK excluding London average salary £80,000 £58,250 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+37.33% +1.30%

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
107654 100894 111399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.32% 95.20%
Number of salaries quoted 87308 83795 94839
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 30 September 2014 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 30 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 -24 92 £80,000 -4.47% 5
South East +12 36 £82,500 +50.00% 1
London -29 27 £82,500 -8.33% 2
Berkshire +12 20 £81,250 -
Hampshire -10 11 £95,000 +72.72% 1
North West - 11 £55,000 -
East of England -12 9 £60,000 -27.27%
Reading - 9 £82,500 -
West Midlands -6 7 £67,500 -38.63% 2
Cheshire - 7 £55,000 -
Maidenhead - 7 £80,000 -
Southampton - 6 £95,000 - 1
Basildon - 5 £60,000 -
Chester - 5 £55,000 -
Essex - 5 £60,000 -
Buckinghamshire +10 4 - -
Coventry - 4 £66,250 - 1
City of London +11 3 £90,000 +18.03% 1
Hertfordshire -11 3 £90,000 +9.09%
Manchester - 3 £70,000 -
Northumberland - 2 £78,750 -
North East - 2 £78,750 -
Farnborough - 2 £67,500 -
Uxbridge +2 1 £77,500 -26.19%
South Yorkshire -20 1 £77,500 +58.16%
Yorkshire -41 1 £77,500 +52.70%
Surrey - 1 £65,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £65,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £77,500 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -

Head of Operations
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 58 (36.71%) Finance
2 47 (29.75%) ITIL
3 39 (24.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 28 (17.72%) Linux
5 27 (17.09%) Service Management
6 25 (15.82%) Degree
7 21 (13.29%) Operations Management
8 20 (12.66%) People Management
8 20 (12.66%) Windows
9 18 (11.39%) Service Delivery
10 16 (10.13%) Change Management
10 16 (10.13%) Project Management
10 16 (10.13%) Firewall
10 16 (10.13%) ERP
11 15 (9.49%) Business Continuity
11 15 (9.49%) Publishing
12 14 (8.86%) Supplier Management
13 13 (8.23%) Retail
13 13 (8.23%) CMS
13 13 (8.23%) Cisco
13 13 (8.23%) Computer Science
13 13 (8.23%) Line Management
14 12 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (6.96%) Migration
15 11 (6.96%) Microsoft
15 11 (6.96%) Tomcat
15 11 (6.96%) Apache
15 11 (6.96%) Java
15 11 (6.96%) MySQL
15 11 (6.96%) PHP

Head of Operations
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (8.23%) CMS
2 11 (6.96%) IIS
2 11 (6.96%) Apache
2 11 (6.96%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.27%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.27%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (0.63%) Drupal
4 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (3.16%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.90%) MS Office
3 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (6.33%) WebTrends
1 10 (6.33%) Google Analytics
2 3 (1.90%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.16%) SaaS
3 2 (1.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.13%) Firewall
2 10 (6.33%) VoIP
3 8 (5.06%) DHCP
3 8 (5.06%) DNS
4 4 (2.53%) Network Security
5 3 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.90%) MPLS
6 2 (1.27%) WAN
6 2 (1.27%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.27%) LAN
6 2 (1.27%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.63%) HTTP
7 1 (0.63%) NetScreen
7 1 (0.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.96%) MySQL
2 4 (2.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (1.90%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.27%) Ant
2 2 (1.27%) Subversion
2 2 (1.27%) Maven
General
1 58 (36.71%) Finance
2 15 (9.49%) Publishing
3 13 (8.23%) Retail
4 10 (6.33%) Billing
5 8 (5.06%) Telecoms
6 7 (4.43%) Banking
7 3 (1.90%) Advertising
8 2 (1.27%) Back Office
8 2 (1.27%) Law
9 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.63%) Marketing
9 1 (0.63%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.33%) HTML
1 10 (6.33%) CSS
1 10 (6.33%) XML
1 10 (6.33%) XSLT
1 10 (6.33%) XHTML
1 10 (6.33%) JSF
1 10 (6.33%) Ajax
2 6 (3.80%) Web Services
3 4 (2.53%) LAMP
4 1 (0.63%) .NET
4 1 (0.63%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.23%) Computer Science
2 10 (6.33%) Learning Management System
3 8 (5.06%) Replication
4 6 (3.80%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.90%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.27%) PMI
6 2 (1.27%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.63%) GIS
7 1 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.63%) Tandem
7 1 (0.63%) Contract for Difference
7 1 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.63%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.63%) User Experience
7 1 (0.63%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.63%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (17.72%) Linux
2 20 (12.66%) Windows
3 10 (6.33%) Solaris
4 5 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.53%) UNIX
6 3 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.27%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (29.75%) ITIL
2 39 (24.68%) Stakeholder Management
3 27 (17.09%) Service Management
4 21 (13.29%) Operations Management
5 20 (12.66%) People Management
6 18 (11.39%) Service Delivery
7 16 (10.13%) Change Management
7 16 (10.13%) ERP
7 16 (10.13%) Project Management
8 15 (9.49%) Business Continuity
9 14 (8.86%) Supplier Management
10 13 (8.23%) Line Management
11 12 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (6.96%) Migration
12 11 (6.96%) Analytics
13 10 (6.33%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (6.33%) Capacity Management
13 10 (6.33%) Web Analytics
14 9 (5.70%) Performance Management
14 9 (5.70%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.96%) Java
1 11 (6.96%) PHP
2 10 (6.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (3.80%) C
4 3 (1.90%) Perl
5 2 (1.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 25 (15.82%) Degree
2 9 (5.70%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (4.43%) CISSP
4 5 (3.16%) CISA
5 4 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.90%) CCIE
6 3 (1.90%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.63%) CCNP
8 1 (0.63%) CCNA
8 1 (0.63%) CCVP
8 1 (0.63%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.33%) SLA
2 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (6.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.90%) Nagios
1 3 (1.90%) Puppet
2 2 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 13 (8.23%) Cisco
2 11 (6.96%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.33%) SAP
3 10 (6.33%) Google
4 8 (5.06%) HP
5 7 (4.43%) Oracle
6 5 (3.16%) VMware
7 4 (2.53%) Citrix
8 3 (1.90%) 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%) Cadence
9 2 (1.27%) Tripwire
10 1 (0.63%) Riverbed
10 1 (0.63%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.63%) Blue Coat
10 1 (0.63%) Juniper
West Midlands
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Car, Pension, Bonus, Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £65000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Central London / West End
Grosvenor
Salary: Competitive Salary and Attractive Benefits Package
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Southampton
The People Network
Salary: £75000 - £100000 per annum + + car, Bonus, Pension, Health, etc
Posted: 27 days ago