The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Operations Manager role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited IT Operations Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Operations Manager
Rank 856 801 804
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +3
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Operations Manager 47 63 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.058% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.061% 0.070%
Number of salaries quoted 45 52 69
Average salary £54,000 £57,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.08% +21.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,250 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,600 £85,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £46,375
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -8.35%

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
108942 102831 113237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.39% 94.24% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 88146 85231 96833
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

IT Operations Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing IT Operations Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

IT Operations Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Operations Manager
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Operations Manager within the UK.

IT Operations Manager Salary Trend in the UK

IT Operations Manager
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IT Operations Manager over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 within the UK.

IT Operations Manager Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Operations Manager
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Operations Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 20 August 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 -33 42 £57,500 - 6
South East +13 18 £53,000 -18.46% 1
London -37 9 £70,000 +7.69%
Oxfordshire - 8 £46,345 -
City of London -2 5 £71,500 -20.55%
Oxford - 5 £46,345 -
Scotland -14 4 £48,750 +50.00%
Aberdeen - 4 £48,750 -
Berkshire - 4 £65,000 - 1
North West -9 3 £60,000 +14.28% 3
South West -17 3 £48,500 +7.77%
Somerset - 3 £48,500 -
Surrey - 3 £53,250 -
Bath - 3 £48,500 -
West Midlands +1 2 £55,000 +57.14%
Manchester -4 2 £58,750 +11.90% 2
East of England -9 2 £45,000 +7.14%
Slough - 2 £56,500 -
Thame - 2 £50,000 -
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £70,000 -
Leeds - 2 £56,250 -
North East - 2 £48,750 -
Kent - 2 £70,000 -
Northumberland - 2 £48,750 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £56,250 -
Yorkshire - 2 £56,250 -
Warwickshire +16 1 - -
Nottinghamshire +2 1 £52,500 +21.63%
Buckinghamshire -1 1 £78,500 +20.76%
Cambridgeshire -5 1 - -

IT Operations Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited IT Operations Manager 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 IT Operations Manager in their job title.

1 50 (52.63%) ITIL
2 38 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 31 (32.63%) Finance
3 31 (32.63%) Windows
4 21 (22.11%) Project Management
5 18 (18.95%) Service Management
6 17 (17.89%) SLA
7 16 (16.84%) VMware
8 15 (15.79%) Degree
9 14 (14.74%) Operations Management
9 14 (14.74%) Active Directory
10 13 (13.68%) MS Excel
10 13 (13.68%) Change Management
11 12 (12.63%) Banking
11 12 (12.63%) PRINCE2
11 12 (12.63%) Microsoft
11 12 (12.63%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (11.58%) Cisco
12 11 (11.58%) Linux
13 10 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (10.53%) Citrix
14 9 (9.47%) UNIX
14 9 (9.47%) Incident Management
15 8 (8.42%) SQL
16 7 (7.37%) Oracle
16 7 (7.37%) TCP/IP
16 7 (7.37%) DNS
16 7 (7.37%) Red Hat
17 6 (6.32%) Performance Management
17 6 (6.32%) Data Protection

IT Operations Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited IT Operations Manager 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 IT Operations Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (5.26%) IIS
2 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.16%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (13.68%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.32%) MS Visio
2 6 (6.32%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (6.32%) MS Project
2 6 (6.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.05%) SaaS
1 1 (1.05%) PaaS
1 1 (1.05%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.37%) TCP/IP
1 7 (7.37%) DNS
2 6 (6.32%) DHCP
2 6 (6.32%) Internet
2 6 (6.32%) Firewall
3 5 (5.26%) SSH
3 5 (5.26%) NAS
3 5 (5.26%) SNMP
4 4 (4.21%) iSCSI
5 3 (3.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (3.16%) LAN
6 2 (2.11%) VPN
7 1 (1.05%) SAN
7 1 (1.05%) VoIP
7 1 (1.05%) WAN
7 1 (1.05%) VLAN
7 1 (1.05%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.05%) MySQL
1 1 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.05%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) JIRA
1 1 (1.05%) Git (software)
General
1 31 (32.63%) Finance
2 12 (12.63%) Banking
3 6 (6.32%) Investment Banking
3 6 (6.32%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.26%) Back Office
5 4 (4.21%) Retail
6 2 (2.11%) Legal
6 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.11%) Games
7 1 (1.05%) Electronics
7 1 (1.05%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.05%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.05%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.11%) .NET
1 2 (2.11%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.05%) HTML
2 1 (1.05%) CSS
2 1 (1.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.32%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.26%) Open Source
2 5 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.21%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (3.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.11%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.11%) Smartcard
5 2 (2.11%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.11%) PKI
5 2 (2.11%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.05%) Online Games
6 1 (1.05%) Online Gambling
6 1 (1.05%) FMCG
6 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.05%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.05%) Social Media
6 1 (1.05%) Statistics
6 1 (1.05%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.05%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 31 (32.63%) Windows
2 11 (11.58%) Linux
3 9 (9.47%) UNIX
4 4 (4.21%) Apple iOS
4 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.21%) Android
5 3 (3.16%) CentOS
6 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (52.63%) ITIL
2 38 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 21 (22.11%) Project Management
4 18 (18.95%) Service Management
5 14 (14.74%) Operations Management
6 13 (13.68%) Change Management
7 12 (12.63%) PRINCE2
8 10 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (9.47%) Incident Management
10 6 (6.32%) Performance Management
10 6 (6.32%) Data Protection
10 6 (6.32%) Business Analysis
10 6 (6.32%) ITSM
10 6 (6.32%) E-Commerce
11 5 (5.26%) Business Continuity
11 5 (5.26%) Information Security
11 5 (5.26%) Programme Management
11 5 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (4.21%) Project Planning
12 4 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.42%) SQL
2 1 (1.05%) Java
2 1 (1.05%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.05%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (15.79%) Degree
2 6 (6.32%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (3.16%) MCSE
3 3 (3.16%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (2.11%) CISSP
5 1 (1.05%) MCP
5 1 (1.05%) MCSA
5 1 (1.05%) SSCP
5 1 (1.05%) CISM
5 1 (1.05%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (17.89%) SLA
2 5 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (4.21%) Basel II
3 4 (4.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (3.16%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 14 (14.74%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.26%) NFS
4 3 (3.16%) KVM
5 2 (2.11%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.05%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (4.21%) SCCM
2 2 (2.11%) SCOM
3 1 (1.05%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 16 (16.84%) VMware
2 12 (12.63%) Microsoft
3 11 (11.58%) Cisco
4 10 (10.53%) Citrix
5 7 (7.37%) Oracle
5 7 (7.37%) Red Hat
6 4 (4.21%) NetApp
6 4 (4.21%) Dell
7 3 (3.16%) HP
7 3 (3.16%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.05%) Dell KACE
8 1 (1.05%) Apple
8 1 (1.05%) Websense
8 1 (1.05%) EMC
8 1 (1.05%) SAP
8 1 (1.05%) IBM
8 1 (1.05%) Avaya
8 1 (1.05%) Juniper
8 1 (1.05%) Hitachi
8 1 (1.05%) Zend
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