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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Manager
Rank 645 564 614
Rank change year-on-year
-81 +50
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Manager 260 371 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.32% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.34% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 177 274 213
Average salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,375 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,500 £57,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year
-15.65% +12.74%

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
104280 108595 100152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.52% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86823 87800 83027
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 31 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 31 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 -74 244 £55,000 -8.33% 42
London +4 97 £65,000 +8.33% 16
South East -71 51 £50,000 -21.56% 9
South West +8 24 £30,000 -18.91% 5
City of London +3 24 £67,500 +35.00% 5
Hampshire +32 18 £45,000 -35.71% 1
East of England +14 18 £55,000 +10.00% 1
East Midlands +6 15 £43,500 -17.14% 5
West Midlands -15 15 £58,000 +5.45% 2
Yorkshire -26 15 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Surrey +1 13 £55,000 -4.34% 1
North West -7 10 £42,500 -19.04% 2
Bristol -21 10 £75,000 +120.58% 3
Manchester +4 9 £43,000 -18.09% 1
Nottinghamshire -8 9 £42,500 -19.04% 2
West Yorkshire -23 9 £50,000 -16.66%
Hertfordshire -3 8 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Cambridgeshire +15 7 £55,000 +15.78%
Nottingham -2 7 £42,500 -19.04% 2
Leeds -16 7 £50,000 -16.66%
Redruth - 7 £30,000 -
Cornwall - 7 £30,000 -
Birmingham +5 6 £57,500 -17.85% 2
Watford -8 6 £50,000 -
Oxfordshire -10 6 £50,000 +7.12% 1
Berkshire -39 6 £47,500 -26.92% 3
Edinburgh -1 5 £52,500 -4.54% 1
South Wales -7 5 £30,000 -25.00%
Wales -11 5 £30,000 -25.00%
Scotland -14 5 £52,500 -4.54% 1

Operations Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 239 (43.14%) ITIL
2 116 (20.94%) Finance
3 106 (19.13%) Windows
4 105 (18.95%) Service Delivery
5 86 (15.52%) Service Management
6 85 (15.34%) Project Management
7 82 (14.80%) Degree
8 79 (14.26%) Linux
9 74 (13.36%) Microsoft
10 67 (12.09%) Change Management
11 66 (11.91%) SLA
11 66 (11.91%) Data Centre
12 65 (11.73%) Line Management
12 65 (11.73%) Incident Management
13 64 (11.55%) Cisco
13 64 (11.55%) VMware
14 63 (11.37%) Continuous Improvement
15 61 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
16 59 (10.65%) Agile Software Development
16 59 (10.65%) Problem Management
17 51 (9.21%) Information Security
17 51 (9.21%) Management Information System
18 45 (8.12%) MS Excel
19 43 (7.76%) ITSM
19 43 (7.76%) Mentoring
19 43 (7.76%) People Management
20 42 (7.58%) Operations Management
20 42 (7.58%) ITIL Certification
21 41 (7.40%) Stakeholder Management
22 39 (7.04%) Firewall

Operations Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 24 (4.33%) MS Exchange
2 14 (2.53%) WebLogic
3 12 (2.17%) Apache
4 8 (1.44%) Lync
5 6 (1.08%) SAS
6 4 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.72%) Node.js
6 4 (0.72%) nginx
7 3 (0.54%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2000
8 2 (0.36%) Orchard CMS
8 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.36%) IIS
8 2 (0.36%) JBoss
9 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.18%) CMS
9 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 45 (8.12%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.71%) MS Office
3 8 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.36%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.36%) MS Project
5 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.18%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 11 (1.99%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.72%) Orchard Housing
3 2 (0.36%) Aareon QL
3 2 (0.36%) OPENHousing
3 2 (0.36%) MIS ActiveH
3 2 (0.36%) Northgate Housing
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.36%) Academy Housing
3 2 (0.36%) arcHouse
3 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP SM
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.43%) PaaS
2 12 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.81%) SaaS
4 9 (1.62%) Office 365
5 2 (0.36%) IaaS
5 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.18%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 39 (7.04%) Firewall
2 28 (5.05%) WAN
3 24 (4.33%) TCP/IP
4 22 (3.97%) LAN
5 17 (3.07%) SAN
6 15 (2.71%) DNS
7 9 (1.62%) Broadband
7 9 (1.62%) VoIP
8 8 (1.44%) DHCP
8 8 (1.44%) SSL
9 7 (1.26%) SMS
10 6 (1.08%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (1.08%) Network Security
10 6 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (0.90%) Wireless
11 5 (0.90%) IPsec
11 5 (0.90%) HTTP
11 5 (0.90%) VPN
11 5 (0.90%) Internet
12 4 (0.72%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.89%) Oracle Database
2 15 (2.71%) MySQL
3 13 (2.35%) SQL Server
4 12 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (2.17%) Hadoop
5 6 (1.08%) Big Data
5 6 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (0.90%) OLAP
7 3 (0.54%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.54%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.18%) DataStax
9 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.18%) OLTP
9 1 (0.18%) Informix
Development Applications
1 12 (2.17%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (0.90%) JIRA
3 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 116 (20.94%) Finance
2 39 (7.04%) Retail
3 29 (5.23%) Telecoms
4 27 (4.87%) Legal
5 20 (3.61%) Marketing
6 16 (2.89%) Electronics
7 14 (2.53%) Banking
8 11 (1.99%) Law
9 9 (1.62%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.26%) Advertising
10 7 (1.26%) Games
11 6 (1.08%) Publishing
11 6 (1.08%) Back Office
12 5 (0.90%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.72%) German Language
13 4 (0.72%) Billing
14 3 (0.54%) Dutch Language
14 3 (0.54%) French Language
14 3 (0.54%) Automotive
15 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.71%) LAMP
2 12 (2.17%) CGI
3 10 (1.81%) Web Services
4 7 (1.26%) Middleware
5 6 (1.08%) .NET
6 4 (0.72%) Mason
7 3 (0.54%) HTML
8 2 (0.36%) Visualforce
8 2 (0.36%) XML
8 2 (0.36%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.18%) Flash
9 1 (0.18%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 66 (11.91%) Data Centre
2 61 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (9.21%) Management Information System
4 16 (2.89%) FMCG
5 9 (1.62%) Statistics
6 8 (1.44%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.26%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.26%) Performance Metrics
8 5 (0.90%) Freedom of Information
8 5 (0.90%) PKI
8 5 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (0.90%) Freedom of Information Act
8 5 (0.90%) Digital Media
8 5 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.72%) Clustering
9 4 (0.72%) User Experience
10 3 (0.54%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.54%) BBC
10 3 (0.54%) Derivative
10 3 (0.54%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 106 (19.13%) Windows
2 79 (14.26%) Linux
3 27 (4.87%) UNIX
4 21 (3.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (2.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 12 (2.17%) Oracle Linux
7 10 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.08%) CentOS
10 5 (0.90%) AIX
11 4 (0.72%) Solaris
11 4 (0.72%) Android
12 3 (0.54%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.54%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.36%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.36%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.36%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (43.14%) ITIL
2 105 (18.95%) Service Delivery
3 86 (15.52%) Service Management
4 85 (15.34%) Project Management
5 67 (12.09%) Change Management
6 65 (11.73%) Incident Management
6 65 (11.73%) Line Management
7 63 (11.37%) Continuous Improvement
8 59 (10.65%) Problem Management
8 59 (10.65%) Agile Software Development
9 51 (9.21%) Information Security
10 43 (7.76%) ITSM
10 43 (7.76%) Mentoring
10 43 (7.76%) People Management
11 42 (7.58%) Operations Management
12 41 (7.40%) Stakeholder Management
13 36 (6.50%) Resource Management
14 35 (6.32%) Performance Management
15 30 (5.42%) E-Commerce
16 29 (5.23%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 37 (6.68%) SQL
2 24 (4.33%) Python
3 20 (3.61%) Java
4 18 (3.25%) Perl
5 16 (2.89%) PHP
5 16 (2.89%) JavaScript
5 16 (2.89%) Shell Script
6 11 (1.99%) C
7 6 (1.08%) T-SQL
8 5 (0.90%) R
9 4 (0.72%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.72%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.36%) Apex Code
10 2 (0.36%) VB
11 1 (0.18%) VBA
11 1 (0.18%) Ruby
11 1 (0.18%) VBScript
11 1 (0.18%) C#
11 1 (0.18%) C++
Qualifications
1 82 (14.80%) Degree
2 42 (7.58%) ITIL Certification
3 19 (3.43%) CISSP
4 17 (3.07%) Security Cleared
5 13 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (1.81%) MCSE
7 9 (1.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 9 (1.62%) SC Cleared
8 8 (1.44%) CISM
9 5 (0.90%) GCIH
9 5 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (0.90%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.72%) SSCP
10 4 (0.72%) HNC
10 4 (0.72%) CCNA
10 4 (0.72%) PCI QSA
11 3 (0.54%) GREM
11 3 (0.54%) HP ASE
11 3 (0.54%) CPIM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (11.91%) SLA
2 15 (2.71%) QA
3 9 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.44%) COBIT
5 7 (1.26%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.72%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.36%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.18%) EMIR
8 1 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.18%) MiFID
System Software
1 32 (5.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (5.42%) Active Directory
3 15 (2.71%) Hyper-V
4 12 (2.17%) KVM
5 8 (1.44%) XenApp
6 5 (0.90%) VirtualBox
6 5 (0.90%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.72%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.54%) vSphere
8 3 (0.54%) XenServer
8 3 (0.54%) Docker
9 2 (0.36%) iptables
9 2 (0.36%) Xen
9 2 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.36%) Postfix
9 2 (0.36%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (3.25%) Puppet
2 14 (2.53%) SCOM
3 12 (2.17%) Graphite
4 9 (1.62%) SCOrch
5 6 (1.08%) SCCM
6 5 (0.90%) SolarWinds Orion
7 4 (0.72%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (0.54%) Nagios
8 3 (0.54%) WMI
8 3 (0.54%) Ansible
9 2 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.36%) WSUS
9 2 (0.36%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.36%) Ganglia
9 2 (0.36%) Zenoss
10 1 (0.18%) SCSM
10 1 (0.18%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 74 (13.36%) Microsoft
2 64 (11.55%) Cisco
2 64 (11.55%) VMware
3 32 (5.78%) Oracle
4 27 (4.87%) Red Hat
5 25 (4.51%) Citrix
6 23 (4.15%) HP
7 14 (2.53%) Remedy
8 12 (2.17%) CheckPoint
9 10 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (1.81%) BMC
10 9 (1.62%) NetApp
11 8 (1.44%) BT
11 8 (1.44%) Veeam
11 8 (1.44%) SolarWinds
11 8 (1.44%) Splunk
12 7 (1.26%) WatchGuard
12 7 (1.26%) Juniper
12 7 (1.26%) PeopleSoft
13 5 (0.90%) SAP
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Posted: 5 hours ago
South East
D P Connect
Salary: Comprehensive
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Send
Salary: £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Colne, Lancashire
Broady Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + good range of benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Venturi
Salary: £60000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
E.ON
Salary: From £44,500 to £59,332 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: £ Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Montash
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Tech
Salary: From £80,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Networking People
Salary: 15% bonus and other benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Broady Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + good range of benefits
Posted: 6 days ago