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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Manager
Rank 600 589 596
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Manager 307 327 303
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.29% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.31% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 259 243 241
Average salary £61,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.81% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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
101979 105886 103172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83486 85576 86253
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%

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 27 March 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 27 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
(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 -4 284 £62,500 +8.90% 36
London +39 120 £80,000 +23.07% 15
South East -54 42 £60,000 +9.09% 5
City of London +11 32 £80,000 +39.13% 6
North West +21 31 £54,500 -8.78% 7
East of England +5 28 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Yorkshire +18 21 £50,000 +29.03% 1
South West -11 18 £57,500 +35.29% 6
East Midlands +27 17 £49,500 +10.00%
West Midlands -34 13 £62,500 +13.63% 1
Manchester +12 12 £40,500 -29.56% 3
Essex +9 12 £55,000 -4.34%
Surrey +4 12 £68,750 +25.00% 5
West Yorkshire +4 10 £44,500 -11.00% 1
Wiltshire +12 9 £57,500 +17.94%
South Yorkshire +6 9 £50,000 +42.85%
Cheshire +4 9 £60,000 -17.24%
South Wales -1 9 £60,000 - 1
Wales -4 9 £60,000 - 1
Sheffield - 9 £50,000 -
Cambridgeshire +18 8 £65,000 +62.50%
Staines - 8 £70,000 - 2
Brentwood - 8 £55,000 -
Kent +24 7 £61,250 +25.00%
Bristol -2 7 £55,000 +46.66% 5
Leeds +11 6 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Hampshire -5 6 £52,000 -9.56%
Berkshire -22 6 £49,000 -10.90%
Liverpool - 6 £68,500 - 2
Merseyside - 6 £68,500 - 2

Operations Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 208 (33.49%) ITIL
2 162 (26.09%) Finance
3 135 (21.74%) Service Delivery
4 115 (18.52%) Windows
5 113 (18.20%) Project Management
6 106 (17.07%) Microsoft
7 95 (15.30%) Linux
8 92 (14.81%) SLA
9 81 (13.04%) People Management
10 79 (12.72%) Line Management
11 76 (12.24%) Degree
12 74 (11.92%) Incident Management
12 74 (11.92%) Service Management
13 71 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
14 69 (11.11%) Telecoms
14 69 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
15 63 (10.14%) Cisco
16 60 (9.66%) Retail
16 60 (9.66%) Change Management
17 59 (9.50%) Management Information System
17 59 (9.50%) Resource Management
18 58 (9.34%) Agile Software Development
19 55 (8.86%) Operations Management
19 55 (8.86%) Matrix Management
20 53 (8.53%) Problem Management
21 51 (8.21%) VMware
21 51 (8.21%) MS Excel
22 48 (7.73%) Firewall
23 47 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
24 43 (6.92%) Business Continuity

Operations Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 34 (5.48%) MS Exchange
2 20 (3.22%) SharePoint
3 17 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (1.61%) Lync
6 8 (1.29%) CICS
7 7 (1.13%) WebLogic
7 7 (1.13%) IIS
7 7 (1.13%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
8 6 (0.97%) Apache
9 5 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.64%) SAS
10 4 (0.64%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.16%) CMS
12 1 (0.16%) nginx
12 1 (0.16%) Oracle Service Bus
12 1 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 51 (8.21%) MS Excel
2 35 (5.64%) MS Office
3 10 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.45%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.16%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.16%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 3 (0.48%) SAP SM
2 1 (0.16%) Academy Housing
2 1 (0.16%) arcHouse
2 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.16%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.09%) PaaS
2 12 (1.93%) SaaS
3 11 (1.77%) Office 365
4 6 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 48 (7.73%) Firewall
2 29 (4.67%) TCP/IP
3 22 (3.54%) WAN
4 21 (3.38%) DNS
5 17 (2.74%) Internet
6 15 (2.42%) VoIP
7 14 (2.25%) DHCP
8 13 (2.09%) LAN
8 13 (2.09%) SAN
9 12 (1.93%) 3G
9 12 (1.93%) 2G
9 12 (1.93%) Network Security
9 12 (1.93%) NAS
10 10 (1.61%) BGP
11 9 (1.45%) VPN
11 9 (1.45%) Wireless
11 9 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (1.29%) Cisco IPT
12 8 (1.29%) iSCSI
12 8 (1.29%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 25 (4.03%) SQL Server
3 17 (2.74%) Oracle Database
4 16 (2.58%) DB2
5 11 (1.77%) OLTP
6 8 (1.29%) Big Data
7 7 (1.13%) MySQL
7 7 (1.13%) Hadoop
8 6 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.97%) Data Mining
9 5 (0.81%) QlikView
9 5 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.32%) Redis
13 1 (0.16%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (1.13%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (0.81%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.32%) JIRA
4 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
General
1 162 (26.09%) Finance
2 69 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 60 (9.66%) Retail
4 30 (4.83%) Marketing
5 27 (4.35%) Law
6 17 (2.74%) Advertising
7 14 (2.25%) Legal
8 12 (1.93%) Electronics
9 11 (1.77%) Banking
10 10 (1.61%) Games
11 9 (1.45%) Billing
12 5 (0.81%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.81%) Automotive
12 5 (0.81%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.64%) Back Office
13 4 (0.64%) Publishing
14 3 (0.48%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.48%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.32%) Front Office
15 2 (0.32%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.61%) Web Services
1 10 (1.61%) XML
2 9 (1.45%) Flash
2 9 (1.45%) Middleware
3 8 (1.29%) LAMP
4 7 (1.13%) CGI
5 6 (0.97%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (0.64%) XML Messaging
7 3 (0.48%) REST
7 3 (0.48%) EDI
7 3 (0.48%) COM
7 3 (0.48%) SOAP
8 2 (0.32%) HTML
8 2 (0.32%) .NET
8 2 (0.32%) Visualforce
9 1 (0.16%) HTML5
9 1 (0.16%) Worklight
9 1 (0.16%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 59 (9.50%) Management Information System
2 47 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (4.99%) FMCG
4 17 (2.74%) Performance Metrics
5 16 (2.58%) Mainframe
6 13 (2.09%) Clustering
7 12 (1.93%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.45%) Statistics
8 9 (1.45%) N-Tier
9 8 (1.29%) EPoS
10 6 (0.97%) Blackberry
10 6 (0.97%) Life Science
11 5 (0.81%) iSeries
11 5 (0.81%) PKI
12 4 (0.64%) AS400
12 4 (0.64%) Replication
12 4 (0.64%) SWIFT
12 4 (0.64%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.48%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 115 (18.52%) Windows
2 95 (15.30%) Linux
3 30 (4.83%) UNIX
3 30 (4.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (3.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (1.77%) Windows 7
6 11 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (1.45%) Windows Vista
7 9 (1.45%) Windows 8
8 7 (1.13%) CentOS
8 7 (1.13%) Oracle Linux
8 7 (1.13%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.81%) Solaris
9 5 (0.81%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.81%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.32%) Android
11 2 (0.32%) AIX
12 1 (0.16%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (33.49%) ITIL
2 135 (21.74%) Service Delivery
3 113 (18.20%) Project Management
4 81 (13.04%) People Management
5 79 (12.72%) Line Management
6 74 (11.92%) Service Management
6 74 (11.92%) Incident Management
7 71 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 69 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 60 (9.66%) Change Management
10 59 (9.50%) Resource Management
11 58 (9.34%) Agile Software Development
12 55 (8.86%) Matrix Management
12 55 (8.86%) Operations Management
13 53 (8.53%) Problem Management
14 43 (6.92%) Business Continuity
15 40 (6.44%) Information Security
16 38 (6.12%) PRINCE2
17 36 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
18 33 (5.31%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (6.60%) SQL
2 18 (2.90%) Shell Script
3 15 (2.42%) Java
4 11 (1.77%) Perl
5 10 (1.61%) PHP
6 9 (1.45%) C
7 8 (1.29%) PowerShell
7 8 (1.29%) Python
8 6 (0.97%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.64%) VB
10 2 (0.32%) VBA
10 2 (0.32%) Apex Code
10 2 (0.32%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.16%) C#
11 1 (0.16%) COBOL
11 1 (0.16%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 76 (12.24%) Degree
2 34 (5.48%) ITIL Certification
3 26 (4.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (3.54%) CISSP
5 21 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (3.06%) Security Cleared
7 15 (2.42%) MCP
7 15 (2.42%) MCSA
8 14 (2.25%) CCNA
9 13 (2.09%) MCSE
9 13 (2.09%) SC Cleared
10 12 (1.93%) CHFI
11 8 (1.29%) ISEB
12 6 (0.97%) CCNP
12 6 (0.97%) HNC
12 6 (0.97%) HND
12 6 (0.97%) CISM
13 5 (0.81%) JNCIA
13 5 (0.81%) LPIC
13 5 (0.81%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (14.81%) SLA
2 28 (4.51%) QA
3 16 (2.58%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.93%) ISO 9000
5 11 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.48%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.32%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.16%) FATCA
9 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.16%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.16%) COBIT
System Software
1 31 (4.99%) Active Directory
2 28 (4.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.25%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.61%) KVM
5 7 (1.13%) XenApp
6 6 (0.97%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 4 (0.64%) vSphere
8 4 (0.64%) Xen
9 3 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.48%) XenServer
9 3 (0.48%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.16%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.16%) NFS
Systems Management
1 15 (2.42%) SCOM
2 11 (1.77%) Puppet
3 8 (1.29%) SCCM
3 8 (1.29%) SCOrch
4 7 (1.13%) WMI
5 6 (0.97%) Graphite
6 4 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.48%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.32%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.32%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.16%) MOM
9 1 (0.16%) Nagios
9 1 (0.16%) WSUS
9 1 (0.16%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 106 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 63 (10.14%) Cisco
3 51 (8.21%) VMware
4 37 (5.96%) Citrix
5 26 (4.19%) Oracle
6 22 (3.54%) Red Hat
7 21 (3.38%) IBM
8 18 (2.90%) CheckPoint
9 14 (2.25%) NetApp
10 13 (2.09%) Huawei
11 12 (1.93%) Veritas
11 12 (1.93%) EMC
12 11 (1.77%) BT
13 10 (1.61%) Juniper
13 10 (1.61%) Adobe
14 9 (1.45%) HP
15 8 (1.29%) Ericsson
15 8 (1.29%) 3PAR
16 7 (1.13%) Teradata
17 6 (0.97%) Apple
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £35000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City of London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + dependent on experience
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
KPMG
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Quadratek People Limited
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum £75,000 circu + 15% variable + benef
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: DOE + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Pension, Life, Progression
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Everything Everywhere
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Excellent base, benefits and bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £50000 - £57000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £80k+
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Recommend Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum bonus, healthcare, 11% pension, life
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + stock options
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum plus 15% bonus plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: 10% Bonus, Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Ortolan Group
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago