The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Operations Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Manager
Rank 671 676 669
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Manager 294 313 336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.28% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.29% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 201 257 244
Average salary £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,150 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £85,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £53,713
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +2.39%

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
99472 107123 115267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.48% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83547 87392 93423
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Operations Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Operations Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Operations Manager
Salary Trend

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

Operations Manager Salary Trend in the UK

Operations Manager
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Operations Manager over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 within the UK.

Operations Manager Salary Histogram in the UK

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 Operations Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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 +9 287 £56,250 -10.00% 31
London +4 114 £65,000 -13.33% 8
South East +25 52 £50,000 -16.66% 8
West Midlands -1 33 £55,000 +4.76% 3
East of England +8 28 £53,750 -4.01% 3
Yorkshire +20 27 £47,500 - 1
West Yorkshire +22 23 £45,000 - 1
Birmingham +5 23 £52,500 +10.52% 2
Berkshire +23 22 £50,000 +17.64% 3
North East - 17 £40,000 - 2
Bedfordshire +8 15 £61,250 +40.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 15 £40,000 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 15 £40,000 - 2
City of London +36 14 £61,625 -22.96% 3
Surrey -14 14 £58,750 -13.91%
Leeds +11 13 £50,000 +8.10% 1
Bedford - 11 £61,250 -
North West +9 10 £57,500 +10.04% 2
Milton Keynes +29 9 - -
Buckinghamshire +23 9 - - 1
Cambridge +21 9 - -
Luton +8 9 - - 1
South West -6 9 £45,000 -8.62% 2
Cambridgeshire -8 9 - -
Manchester +9 8 £65,000 +68.83%
Wakefield +4 8 £42,000 -6.66%
East Midlands -9 8 £46,750 -1.57% 2
Guildford - 8 £45,000 -
Hertfordshire - 6 £40,000 -
Norfolk +21 4 - -

Operations Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited 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 Operations Manager in their job title.

1 215 (39.67%) ITIL
2 167 (30.81%) Finance
3 106 (19.56%) Service Delivery
4 87 (16.05%) Project Management
4 87 (16.05%) SLA
5 79 (14.58%) Windows
6 72 (13.28%) Telecoms
7 70 (12.92%) Security Operations
8 69 (12.73%) VMware
9 66 (12.18%) Microsoft
10 65 (11.99%) Change Management
11 60 (11.07%) Information Security
12 58 (10.70%) Incident Management
13 55 (10.15%) PRINCE2
14 54 (9.96%) Stakeholder Management
15 53 (9.78%) Problem Management
15 53 (9.78%) Data Centre
16 52 (9.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 48 (8.86%) Firewall
17 48 (8.86%) ITIL Certification
18 47 (8.67%) Continuous Improvement
19 46 (8.49%) VMware Infrastructure
19 46 (8.49%) SQL
20 45 (8.30%) Management Information System
20 45 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
21 44 (8.12%) Cisco
22 43 (7.93%) Linux
23 42 (7.75%) SIEM
23 42 (7.75%) Degree
24 41 (7.56%) Risk Management

Operations Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited 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 Operations Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (2.95%) OpenStack
2 14 (2.58%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (1.29%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.11%) Apache
4 6 (1.11%) CMS
4 6 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (0.74%) IIS
5 4 (0.74%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (0.55%) nginx
7 2 (0.37%) Drupal
7 2 (0.37%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.37%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.18%) Confluence
Applications
1 36 (6.64%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.95%) MS Office
3 9 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.74%) MS Project
5 3 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.11%) Unica
3 5 (0.92%) Dynamics GP
3 5 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.55%) Advent Geneva
5 1 (0.18%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.18%) FastStats
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.18%) SunGard APT
5 1 (0.18%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (3.51%) SaaS
3 16 (2.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.48%) DigitalOcean
4 8 (1.48%) Linode
5 7 (1.29%) PaaS
6 6 (1.11%) Office 365
7 5 (0.92%) GitHub
7 5 (0.92%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.37%) AdWords
9 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.18%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (8.86%) Firewall
2 35 (6.46%) LAN
2 35 (6.46%) WAN
3 25 (4.61%) SAN
4 23 (4.24%) DNS
5 19 (3.51%) TCP/IP
6 17 (3.14%) VoIP
7 16 (2.95%) Network Security
8 12 (2.21%) Internet
9 11 (2.03%) BGP
9 11 (2.03%) Intrusion Detection
9 11 (2.03%) VPN
10 9 (1.66%) DHCP
10 9 (1.66%) MPLS
10 9 (1.66%) Wireshark
11 8 (1.48%) OSPF
12 7 (1.29%) DWDM
13 6 (1.11%) Broadband
13 6 (1.11%) SMS
13 6 (1.11%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.14%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.40%) MySQL
3 11 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (1.48%) QualityStage
5 6 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (0.55%) Big Data
6 3 (0.55%) DataStage
6 3 (0.55%) IBM InfoSphere
6 3 (0.55%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.37%) MS Access
7 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (2.03%) Vagrant
2 6 (1.11%) JIRA
3 5 (0.92%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.92%) GitLab
3 5 (0.92%) Subversion
4 4 (0.74%) Fiddler
General
1 167 (30.81%) Finance
2 72 (13.28%) Telecoms
3 34 (6.27%) Banking
4 21 (3.87%) Legal
5 20 (3.69%) Marketing
6 16 (2.95%) Retail
7 14 (2.58%) Financial Institution
7 14 (2.58%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.48%) Back Office
8 8 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (1.29%) Law
9 7 (1.29%) Publishing
10 6 (1.11%) Advertising
11 4 (0.74%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.55%) Electronics
12 3 (0.55%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.37%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.37%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.37%) Military
13 2 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.77%) .NET
2 12 (2.21%) Middleware
3 6 (1.11%) Ruby on Rails
4 4 (0.74%) Kafka
4 4 (0.74%) LAMP
5 3 (0.55%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (0.55%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (0.37%) HTML
6 2 (0.37%) Web Services
7 1 (0.18%) COM
7 1 (0.18%) CSS
7 1 (0.18%) HTML5
7 1 (0.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 53 (9.78%) Data Centre
2 45 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (8.30%) Management Information System
3 16 (2.95%) Security Operations Centre
4 14 (2.58%) Public Cloud
5 12 (2.21%) NHS
6 10 (1.85%) Digital Media
7 7 (1.29%) Fintech
7 7 (1.29%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.11%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.11%) Life Science
9 5 (0.92%) Derivative
9 5 (0.92%) IVR
9 5 (0.92%) Performance Metrics
9 5 (0.92%) PKI
9 5 (0.92%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.74%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.55%) Equities
11 3 (0.55%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.55%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 79 (14.58%) Windows
2 43 (7.93%) Linux
3 35 (6.46%) Unix
4 21 (3.87%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.03%) CentOS
5 11 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.92%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.55%) Debian
8 3 (0.55%) Windows NT
8 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.37%) Android
9 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.37%) Solaris
10 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (39.67%) ITIL
2 106 (19.56%) Service Delivery
3 87 (16.05%) Project Management
4 70 (12.92%) Security Operations
5 65 (11.99%) Change Management
6 60 (11.07%) Information Security
7 58 (10.70%) Incident Management
8 55 (10.15%) PRINCE2
9 54 (9.96%) Stakeholder Management
10 53 (9.78%) Problem Management
11 47 (8.67%) Continuous Improvement
12 42 (7.75%) SIEM
13 41 (7.56%) Risk Management
14 37 (6.83%) Service Management
15 35 (6.46%) Mentoring
15 35 (6.46%) Operations Management
16 32 (5.90%) Process Improvement
17 31 (5.72%) Agile Software Development
17 31 (5.72%) CRM
18 29 (5.35%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (8.49%) SQL
2 25 (4.61%) C
3 12 (2.21%) PHP
4 9 (1.66%) Java
4 9 (1.66%) Python
5 8 (1.48%) Ruby
6 4 (0.74%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.55%) Jython
8 2 (0.37%) VB
9 1 (0.18%) C#
9 1 (0.18%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 48 (8.86%) ITIL Certification
2 42 (7.75%) Degree
3 40 (7.38%) CISSP
4 31 (5.72%) CISM
5 22 (4.06%) Security Cleared
6 21 (3.87%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (3.69%) CISA
8 16 (2.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 14 (2.58%) CCNA
9 14 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (2.40%) CCNP
11 12 (2.21%) SC Cleared
12 9 (1.66%) MCITP
13 8 (1.48%) MCSA
14 7 (1.29%) GCIA
14 7 (1.29%) GCIH
14 7 (1.29%) PMI Certification
14 7 (1.29%) PMP
15 6 (1.11%) CEH
15 6 (1.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (16.05%) SLA
2 52 (9.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (6.27%) PCI DSS
4 16 (2.95%) QA
5 9 (1.66%) COBIT
5 9 (1.66%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.74%) EMIR
6 4 (0.74%) GPG13
6 4 (0.74%) HMG Infosec
7 3 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.18%) COSO
8 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.18%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.18%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.18%) MiFID
8 1 (0.18%) SEPA
System Software
1 46 (8.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (6.83%) Active Directory
3 16 (2.95%) Xen
4 14 (2.58%) VirtualBox
5 8 (1.48%) Snort
6 6 (1.11%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.11%) vSphere
7 4 (0.74%) Docker
8 3 (0.55%) Varnish
9 2 (0.37%) XenApp
10 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (2.77%) Nagios
2 12 (2.21%) Zenoss
3 11 (2.03%) Ansible
3 11 (2.03%) OpenNMS
3 11 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (2.03%) Puppet
3 11 (2.03%) ZABBIX
4 7 (1.29%) Backup Exec
5 6 (1.11%) SCOM
6 5 (0.92%) Nessus
7 4 (0.74%) Cacti
7 4 (0.74%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.74%) SCCM
7 4 (0.74%) Terraform
8 3 (0.55%) Ganglia
8 3 (0.55%) Graphite
9 2 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.18%) QRadar
Vendors
1 69 (12.73%) VMware
2 66 (12.18%) Microsoft
3 44 (8.12%) Cisco
4 27 (4.98%) Citrix
5 22 (4.06%) Google
6 15 (2.77%) HP
7 14 (2.58%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (2.21%) ArcSight
9 11 (2.03%) EMC
9 11 (2.03%) Rackspace
9 11 (2.03%) SaltStack
10 10 (1.85%) SAP
10 10 (1.85%) Splunk
11 8 (1.48%) Juniper
11 8 (1.48%) NetApp
12 7 (1.29%) CheckPoint
12 7 (1.29%) Intel Security
13 6 (1.11%) LogRhythm
13 6 (1.11%) Oracle
14 5 (0.92%) Symantec
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