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 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Manager
Rank 630 582 553
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -29
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Manager 274 369 363
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.31% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.33% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 183 279 262
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 £42,200 £37,500 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-4.54% -

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
104105 111560 103736
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.31% 94.49% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 86198 90937 85872
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 £38,500
% 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 5 August 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 5 August 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
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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 -41 264 £57,500 -4.16% 35
London +15 101 £67,500 +8.00% 7
South East -54 64 £55,000 -15.38% 10
Hampshire +22 26 £45,000 -35.71% 1
East of England +14 26 £55,000 +15.78% 1
City of London +14 24 £65,000 +18.18% 3
South West -4 24 £30,000 -38.14% 6
East Midlands +14 17 £54,229 +35.57% 2
Surrey +14 15 £62,500 +2.04% 3
West Midlands -11 15 £61,750 -5.00% 3
Yorkshire -22 12 £50,000 +19.04% 4
Nottinghamshire -2 11 £53,458 +1.82%
Cambridgeshire +25 10 £55,000 +27.90% 1
Hertfordshire -4 10 £50,000 -4.76%
Bristol -9 10 £75,000 +102.70% 1
Nottingham +1 9 £53,458 +1.82%
Buckinghamshire -22 9 £45,000 -43.75%
Berkshire -35 8 £50,000 -23.07% 3
Aldershot +4 7 £45,000 -35.71%
Watford -3 7 £50,000 -4.76%
North West -19 7 £42,500 -8.10% 1
Cornwall - 7 £30,000 -
Redruth - 7 £30,000 -
Farnborough - 7 £66,250 - 1
Manchester +2 6 £42,500 -19.04% 1
Essex -3 6 £61,000 +35.55%
Leeds -7 6 £52,500 - 1
Milton Keynes -12 6 £67,500 -
Reading -16 6 £57,500 -6.12% 2
West Yorkshire -20 6 £52,500 +2.43% 3

Operations Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 244 (41.78%) ITIL
2 123 (21.06%) Windows
2 123 (21.06%) Service Delivery
3 115 (19.69%) Finance
4 93 (15.92%) Service Management
5 92 (15.75%) Linux
6 91 (15.58%) Project Management
7 90 (15.41%) Degree
8 87 (14.90%) SLA
9 81 (13.87%) Microsoft
10 75 (12.84%) Line Management
11 74 (12.67%) Cisco
12 70 (11.99%) Change Management
13 69 (11.82%) Incident Management
14 68 (11.64%) Agile Software Development
15 67 (11.47%) Analytical Skills
16 66 (11.30%) VMware
17 64 (10.96%) Data Centre
18 60 (10.27%) Continuous Improvement
19 59 (10.10%) Management Information System
20 56 (9.59%) Problem Management
21 53 (9.08%) Information Security
22 51 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
22 51 (8.73%) MS Excel
22 51 (8.73%) Operations Management
23 47 (8.05%) Firewall
24 45 (7.71%) ITSM
25 43 (7.36%) Retail
25 43 (7.36%) Resource Management
26 41 (7.02%) SQL

Operations Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 26 (4.45%) MS Exchange
2 18 (3.08%) WebLogic
3 12 (2.05%) Apache
4 9 (1.54%) Lync
5 6 (1.03%) SAS
6 5 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.68%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.34%) JBoss
9 2 (0.34%) Orchard CMS
9 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.17%) IIS
10 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
10 1 (0.17%) CMS
10 1 (0.17%) WordPress
10 1 (0.17%) nginx
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 51 (8.73%) MS Excel
2 21 (3.60%) MS Office
3 13 (2.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.34%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.34%) MS Project
5 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.17%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 12 (2.05%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.68%) Orchard Housing
3 3 (0.51%) SAP SM
4 2 (0.34%) Academy Housing
4 2 (0.34%) arcHouse
4 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.34%) Aareon QL
4 2 (0.34%) OPENHousing
4 2 (0.34%) MIS ActiveH
4 2 (0.34%) Northgate Housing
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 27 (4.62%) PaaS
2 11 (1.88%) Office 365
3 9 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.37%) SaaS
5 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.34%) IaaS
6 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 47 (8.05%) Firewall
2 30 (5.14%) WAN
2 30 (5.14%) TCP/IP
3 24 (4.11%) LAN
4 20 (3.42%) DNS
5 16 (2.74%) SAN
6 11 (1.88%) VoIP
6 11 (1.88%) DHCP
7 10 (1.71%) SSL
8 8 (1.37%) Internet
8 8 (1.37%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (1.20%) IPsec
9 7 (1.20%) VPN
9 7 (1.20%) SMS
9 7 (1.20%) Broadband
9 7 (1.20%) Network Security
9 7 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (1.20%) NAS
10 6 (1.03%) 2G
10 6 (1.03%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (3.77%) Oracle Database
2 16 (2.74%) Hadoop
3 13 (2.23%) MySQL
3 13 (2.23%) SQL Server
4 12 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (1.54%) Big Data
6 6 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (0.86%) OLAP
8 4 (0.68%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.34%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.17%) DataStax
10 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.17%) OLTP
10 1 (0.17%) Informix
Development Applications
1 16 (2.74%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.34%) JIRA
3 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 115 (19.69%) Finance
2 43 (7.36%) Retail
3 38 (6.51%) Telecoms
4 29 (4.97%) Legal
5 26 (4.45%) Marketing
6 21 (3.60%) Electronics
7 15 (2.57%) Law
8 12 (2.05%) Banking
9 10 (1.71%) Manufacturing
10 9 (1.54%) Advertising
11 6 (1.03%) Back Office
12 5 (0.86%) Games
13 4 (0.68%) Automotive
13 4 (0.68%) Billing
13 4 (0.68%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.51%) Dutch Language
14 3 (0.51%) French Language
14 3 (0.51%) German Language
14 3 (0.51%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.34%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.74%) CGI
1 16 (2.74%) LAMP
2 7 (1.20%) Middleware
3 6 (1.03%) Web Services
4 5 (0.86%) .NET
5 4 (0.68%) Mason
6 3 (0.51%) HTML
7 2 (0.34%) Visualforce
7 2 (0.34%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.17%) COM
8 1 (0.17%) XML
8 1 (0.17%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 67 (11.47%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (10.96%) Data Centre
3 59 (10.10%) Management Information System
4 20 (3.42%) FMCG
5 10 (1.71%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.37%) Statistics
6 8 (1.37%) Performance Metrics
7 7 (1.20%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.20%) PKI
8 6 (1.03%) Clustering
8 6 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (1.03%) Freedom of Information Act
8 6 (1.03%) Freedom of Information
8 6 (1.03%) Digital Media
9 4 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.68%) Social Media
10 3 (0.51%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.51%) Replication
10 3 (0.51%) Cryptography
10 3 (0.51%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 123 (21.06%) Windows
2 92 (15.75%) Linux
3 38 (6.51%) UNIX
4 29 (4.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (2.74%) Oracle Linux
5 16 (2.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 11 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.03%) CentOS
8 5 (0.86%) Windows 8
8 5 (0.86%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.86%) AIX
8 5 (0.86%) Solaris
8 5 (0.86%) Windows Vista
9 4 (0.68%) Android
10 3 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.34%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.34%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (41.78%) ITIL
2 123 (21.06%) Service Delivery
3 93 (15.92%) Service Management
4 91 (15.58%) Project Management
5 75 (12.84%) Line Management
6 70 (11.99%) Change Management
7 69 (11.82%) Incident Management
8 68 (11.64%) Agile Software Development
9 60 (10.27%) Continuous Improvement
10 56 (9.59%) Problem Management
11 53 (9.08%) Information Security
12 51 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
12 51 (8.73%) Operations Management
13 45 (7.71%) ITSM
14 43 (7.36%) Resource Management
15 39 (6.68%) Performance Management
16 36 (6.16%) Mentoring
16 36 (6.16%) People Management
17 34 (5.82%) Business Continuity
18 32 (5.48%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 41 (7.02%) SQL
2 25 (4.28%) Python
3 24 (4.11%) Java
4 23 (3.94%) Perl
4 23 (3.94%) Shell Script
5 19 (3.25%) PHP
6 16 (2.74%) JavaScript
7 11 (1.88%) C
8 6 (1.03%) T-SQL
9 5 (0.86%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.86%) R
10 4 (0.68%) VB
11 3 (0.51%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.34%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.17%) VBA
13 1 (0.17%) Ruby
13 1 (0.17%) VBScript
13 1 (0.17%) C#
13 1 (0.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 90 (15.41%) Degree
2 33 (5.65%) ITIL Certification
3 20 (3.42%) CISSP
3 20 (3.42%) Security Cleared
4 16 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (2.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (2.05%) MCSE
6 12 (2.05%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 8 (1.37%) CISM
9 6 (1.03%) CCNA
10 5 (0.86%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.86%) GCIH
10 5 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.68%) CEH
11 4 (0.68%) GIAC
11 4 (0.68%) SSCP
11 4 (0.68%) CISA
11 4 (0.68%) CCSP
11 4 (0.68%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (14.90%) SLA
2 13 (2.23%) QA
3 10 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.20%) COBIT
4 7 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.03%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.86%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.51%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.34%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.17%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 38 (6.51%) Active Directory
2 32 (5.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.74%) KVM
4 15 (2.57%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.54%) XenApp
6 7 (1.20%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.86%) VirtualBox
8 4 (0.68%) Xen
8 4 (0.68%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.51%) XenServer
10 2 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.34%) vSphere
10 2 (0.34%) iptables
10 2 (0.34%) Postfix
10 2 (0.34%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 19 (3.25%) Puppet
2 16 (2.74%) SCOM
2 16 (2.74%) Graphite
3 11 (1.88%) SCOrch
4 6 (1.03%) SCCM
5 5 (0.86%) SolarWinds Orion
5 5 (0.86%) WMI
6 4 (0.68%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (0.51%) Nagios
7 3 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.34%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.34%) WSUS
8 2 (0.34%) Ganglia
8 2 (0.34%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.17%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.17%) SCSM
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 81 (13.87%) Microsoft
2 74 (12.67%) Cisco
3 66 (11.30%) VMware
4 35 (5.99%) Red Hat
4 35 (5.99%) Oracle
5 32 (5.48%) Citrix
6 21 (3.60%) HP
7 15 (2.57%) Remedy
8 13 (2.23%) CheckPoint
9 11 (1.88%) BMC
10 10 (1.71%) NetApp
10 10 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (1.71%) BT
11 9 (1.54%) Splunk
12 8 (1.37%) Veeam
13 7 (1.20%) SolarWinds
13 7 (1.20%) Juniper
13 7 (1.20%) WatchGuard
14 6 (1.03%) Huawei
14 6 (1.03%) PeopleSoft
South East
RM Education
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus & Car/Car Allowance
Posted: 18 hours ago
East Midlands
@ITS
Salary: From £40,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Ascot, Berkshire
@ITS
Salary: From £40,000 to £47,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bath
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Tangent International
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Connect
Salary: dependant on experience + benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Eames Consulting
Salary: £70,000 per annum Base salary
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
MACQUARIE
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Send
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
@ITS
Salary: From £0 to £0 per annum Call to discuss ASAP
Posted: 6 days ago
Egham, Surrey
@ITS
Salary: From £0 to £0 per annum Call to discuss ASAP
Posted: 6 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £60,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £60,000 per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago