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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Manager
Rank 581 616 563
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -53
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Manager 314 284 340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.28% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.29% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 269 223 274
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £75,000 £79,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £51,000
% change year-on-year
- -1.96%

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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
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 £27,500 £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%

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 30 January 2015 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 30 January 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +24 297 £55,000 +4.76% 44
London +5 125 £65,000 +4.00% 14
South East -48 45 £55,000 +10.00% 10
North West +18 33 £50,000 -19.35% 3
South West +5 29 £48,500 -21.77% 4
City of London +5 28 £80,000 +23.07% 4
Yorkshire +14 26 £50,000 +42.85% 2
Wiltshire +12 19 £48,500 -11.81% 1
West Yorkshire +10 16 £40,000 -33.33% 2
Leeds - 14 £40,000 - 1
East Midlands +21 13 £49,500 +4.21% 2
Cheshire +7 13 £55,000 -24.13% 1
West Midlands -15 12 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Hampshire -17 12 £55,000 -4.34% 1
South Yorkshire +6 10 £52,500 +50.00%
Buckinghamshire +5 10 £50,000 -6.97%
Manchester -5 10 £42,000 -32.25% 1
Sheffield - 9 £50,000 -
Lincolnshire +14 8 £48,500 +21.25%
Midlands -4 8 £40,000 -38.46%
Bromley +27 7 £65,000 +13.04% 1
East of England -23 7 £55,000 +22.22% 4
Douglas - 7 £40,000 -
Isle of Man - 7 £40,000 -
Lancashire - 7 £55,000 -
Kent -4 6 £70,000 +42.85% 2
Surrey -5 6 £61,500 +16.87% 2
Knutsford - 6 £50,000 - 1
Swindon +2 5 £47,500 -13.63%
Aldershot +1 5 £55,000 -12.00%

Operations Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 185 (29.70%) ITIL
2 178 (28.57%) Finance
3 110 (17.66%) Service Delivery
4 109 (17.50%) Project Management
5 103 (16.53%) Windows
6 102 (16.37%) Microsoft
7 79 (12.68%) Service Management
8 77 (12.36%) Linux
9 72 (11.56%) Line Management
10 70 (11.24%) People Management
10 70 (11.24%) SLA
11 68 (10.91%) Incident Management
12 66 (10.59%) Degree
13 64 (10.27%) Telecoms
14 63 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
15 62 (9.95%) Operations Management
15 62 (9.95%) Continuous Improvement
16 60 (9.63%) Cisco
17 59 (9.47%) Retail
18 51 (8.19%) Management Information System
18 51 (8.19%) MS Excel
19 50 (8.03%) Change Management
20 49 (7.87%) SQL
21 48 (7.70%) Matrix Management
22 46 (7.38%) Data Warehouse
23 44 (7.06%) Firewall
24 43 (6.90%) VMware
24 43 (6.90%) PRINCE2
25 42 (6.74%) Oracle
26 39 (6.26%) Analytical Skills

Operations Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 27 (4.33%) MS Exchange
2 21 (3.37%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (1.77%) IIS
5 9 (1.44%) Apache
5 9 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (1.28%) WebSphere
6 8 (1.28%) CICS
7 7 (1.12%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
7 7 (1.12%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.12%) Lync
8 6 (0.96%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.96%) JBoss
8 6 (0.96%) IBM HTTP Server
9 5 (0.80%) CMS
9 5 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (0.80%) SAS
10 4 (0.64%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.16%) Drupal
Applications
1 51 (8.19%) MS Excel
2 33 (5.30%) MS Office
3 9 (1.44%) Photoshop
4 7 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.64%) CATIA
6 3 (0.48%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.16%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.16%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.89%) SaaS
2 10 (1.61%) Office 365
3 4 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 44 (7.06%) Firewall
2 21 (3.37%) TCP/IP
3 19 (3.05%) WAN
4 18 (2.89%) DNS
5 16 (2.57%) Network Security
5 16 (2.57%) DHCP
6 14 (2.25%) VoIP
6 14 (2.25%) Internet
7 11 (1.77%) 3G
7 11 (1.77%) BGP
7 11 (1.77%) 2G
8 9 (1.44%) MPLS
8 9 (1.44%) Wireless
8 9 (1.44%) LAN
9 8 (1.28%) Cisco IPT
9 8 (1.28%) SAN
9 8 (1.28%) OSPF
10 7 (1.12%) VLAN
10 7 (1.12%) NAS
10 7 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (7.38%) Data Warehouse
2 34 (5.46%) SQL Server
3 29 (4.65%) OLTP
4 22 (3.53%) DB2
5 20 (3.21%) MySQL
6 10 (1.61%) Oracle Database
6 10 (1.61%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (1.12%) QlikView
8 6 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.64%) Big Data
11 3 (0.48%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.48%) Informix
11 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.48%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (0.80%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.48%) JIRA
3 2 (0.32%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.32%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.16%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.16%) Hudson
4 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 178 (28.57%) Finance
2 64 (10.27%) Telecoms
3 59 (9.47%) Retail
4 26 (4.17%) Banking
5 21 (3.37%) Marketing
6 16 (2.57%) Law
6 16 (2.57%) Billing
7 12 (1.93%) Legal
7 12 (1.93%) Advertising
8 9 (1.44%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.28%) Games
10 7 (1.12%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.64%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.64%) Automotive
11 4 (0.64%) Publishing
11 4 (0.64%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.48%) Front Office
13 2 (0.32%) Back Office
14 1 (0.16%) Electronics
14 1 (0.16%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.57%) Web Services
2 15 (2.41%) .NET
3 13 (2.09%) Middleware
4 11 (1.77%) XML
5 9 (1.44%) Flash
6 5 (0.80%) HTML
7 4 (0.64%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (0.64%) XML Messaging
8 3 (0.48%) EDI
8 3 (0.48%) COM
8 3 (0.48%) CSS
8 3 (0.48%) SOAP
8 3 (0.48%) REST
9 2 (0.32%) LAMP
10 1 (0.16%) XHTML
10 1 (0.16%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.16%) XMPP
10 1 (0.16%) Worklight
10 1 (0.16%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 51 (8.19%) Management Information System
2 39 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (4.17%) N-Tier
4 23 (3.69%) Mainframe
5 17 (2.73%) FMCG
6 13 (2.09%) Performance Metrics
7 11 (1.77%) Statistics
8 8 (1.28%) EPoS
8 8 (1.28%) NHS
8 8 (1.28%) Clustering
9 7 (1.12%) CMDB
9 7 (1.12%) Computer Science
10 6 (0.96%) Blackberry
11 5 (0.80%) Replication
11 5 (0.80%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.64%) SWIFT
12 4 (0.64%) iSeries
12 4 (0.64%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.64%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 103 (16.53%) Windows
2 77 (12.36%) Linux
3 32 (5.14%) UNIX
4 22 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (1.44%) Solaris
7 9 (1.44%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.96%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.80%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.80%) AIX
9 5 (0.80%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.64%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.64%) Windows Vista
10 4 (0.64%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.48%) CentOS
12 1 (0.16%) SUSE
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.16%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (29.70%) ITIL
2 110 (17.66%) Service Delivery
3 109 (17.50%) Project Management
4 79 (12.68%) Service Management
5 72 (11.56%) Line Management
6 70 (11.24%) People Management
7 68 (10.91%) Incident Management
8 63 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 62 (9.95%) Operations Management
9 62 (9.95%) Continuous Improvement
10 50 (8.03%) Change Management
11 48 (7.70%) Matrix Management
12 43 (6.90%) PRINCE2
13 38 (6.10%) Disaster Recovery
14 35 (5.62%) E-Commerce
14 35 (5.62%) Performance Management
14 35 (5.62%) Problem Management
14 35 (5.62%) Resource Management
15 33 (5.30%) Programme Management
16 32 (5.14%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 49 (7.87%) SQL
2 13 (2.09%) PHP
3 11 (1.77%) Java
4 7 (1.12%) Shell Script
5 6 (0.96%) VBA
6 5 (0.80%) C
6 5 (0.80%) PowerShell
7 4 (0.64%) Perl
8 3 (0.48%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.32%) COBOL
9 2 (0.32%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.16%) C#
Qualifications
1 66 (10.59%) Degree
2 30 (4.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 29 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
4 26 (4.17%) Security Cleared
5 24 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (3.53%) CISSP
7 19 (3.05%) SC Cleared
8 18 (2.89%) MCP
9 17 (2.73%) CCNA
10 16 (2.57%) MCSA
11 15 (2.41%) MCSE
12 12 (1.93%) CHFI
13 11 (1.77%) DV Cleared
14 9 (1.44%) CCNP
15 8 (1.28%) ISEB
16 6 (0.96%) BC Cleared
16 6 (0.96%) CTC Cleared
16 6 (0.96%) JNCIA
16 6 (0.96%) LPIC
16 6 (0.96%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (11.24%) SLA
2 31 (4.98%) QA
3 16 (2.57%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.61%) ISO 9000
5 7 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.64%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.16%) AIFMD
7 1 (0.16%) FATCA
System Software
1 32 (5.14%) Active Directory
2 26 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.93%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.96%) XenApp
6 4 (0.64%) XenServer
6 4 (0.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 4 (0.64%) KVM
7 3 (0.48%) vSphere
8 2 (0.32%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.16%) LXC
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.16%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.16%) NFS
9 1 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 11 (1.77%) WMI
2 8 (1.28%) SCOM
3 7 (1.12%) SCCM
3 7 (1.12%) Puppet
4 4 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.64%) Nagios
4 4 (0.64%) SCOrch
5 3 (0.48%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.16%) Ansible
7 1 (0.16%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.16%) MOM
7 1 (0.16%) Netcool
7 1 (0.16%) Foglight
7 1 (0.16%) WSUS
7 1 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.16%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.16%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.16%) Cacti
Vendors
1 102 (16.37%) Microsoft
2 60 (9.63%) Cisco
3 43 (6.90%) VMware
4 42 (6.74%) Oracle
5 29 (4.65%) Citrix
6 19 (3.05%) IBM
6 19 (3.05%) CheckPoint
7 18 (2.89%) Juniper
8 15 (2.41%) NetApp
9 14 (2.25%) EMC
10 13 (2.09%) Teradata
11 12 (1.93%) Veritas
11 12 (1.93%) Red Hat
12 10 (1.61%) Adobe
12 10 (1.61%) Manugistics
13 8 (1.28%) HP
14 7 (1.12%) Ericsson
14 7 (1.12%) Sybase
14 7 (1.12%) Huawei
14 7 (1.12%) RainStor
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £40 – 45,000 plus benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Connectus
Salary: £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + excellent benefis
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oxford University Press
Salary: Competitive salary depending on skills and experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £50k plus car and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
NHS BSA
Salary: From £45,707 to £56,504 per annum - appropriate point on NHS Band 8b
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
EE
Salary: Competitive + bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
West London
EE
Posted: 10 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Shop Direct
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + benefits, pension, negotiable
Posted: 15 days ago
City, London
RM Education
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + 5% bonus plus benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Salary: Plus Car / Allowance
Posted: 21 days ago