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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Manager
Rank 599 635 564
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -71
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Manager 305 275 356
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.25% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.27% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 232 205 265
Average salary £58,500 £55,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.36% -4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £73,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £58,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+17.00% -

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
106438 102688 109004
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.55% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 86956 85302 92787
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £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 22 October 2014 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 22 October 2014. 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 +46 289 £60,000 +9.09% 30
South East +34 94 £65,000 +8.33% 11
London -32 79 £60,000 -7.69% 7
Yorkshire +21 54 £60,000 +17.07% 4
West Yorkshire +20 51 £60,000 - 2
Leeds +21 48 £60,000 - 2
Berkshire +19 37 £62,500 +4.16% 3
City of London +9 31 £57,500 -20.68% 4
North West +1 23 £55,000 +38.19% 3
Buckinghamshire +12 18 £80,000 +45.45%
Hampshire -1 13 £71,250 +29.54%
West Midlands -27 13 £57,500 +31.42%
Scotland +8 12 £51,250 +39.46% 2
South West -19 11 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Kent +12 9 £70,000 +16.66% 2
Reading +4 9 £65,000 - 2
Cheshire - 9 £54,250 - 1
East Midlands -2 8 £52,500 +19.09% 1
East of England -28 8 £48,750 +14.70% 1
Surrey -7 7 £61,500 +17.14% 4
Warwickshire +7 6 £58,000 +26.08%
Edinburgh -1 6 £55,000 +49.67% 2
Somerset -11 6 £46,750 +3.88% 2
Oxfordshire +12 5 £62,500 -10.71%
Bristol +2 5 £34,000 -32.00%
Bath -9 5 £48,500 +7.77% 2
Maidenhead - 5 £82,500 -
Nottinghamshire +8 4 - - 1
Nottingham +3 4 - - 1
Manchester -7 4 £57,500 +44.47%

Operations Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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.

1 233 (35.25%) ITIL
2 195 (29.50%) Finance
3 122 (18.46%) Service Delivery
4 119 (18.00%) Project Management
5 114 (17.25%) Windows
6 93 (14.07%) SLA
7 84 (12.71%) Telecoms
7 84 (12.71%) Operations Management
8 83 (12.56%) Service Management
9 76 (11.50%) Linux
10 73 (11.04%) Degree
11 69 (10.44%) Microsoft
12 68 (10.29%) MS Excel
13 66 (9.98%) Stakeholder Management
14 64 (9.68%) Change Management
14 64 (9.68%) Incident Management
15 62 (9.38%) Oracle
16 58 (8.77%) Retail
17 56 (8.47%) Line Management
18 55 (8.32%) E-Commerce
19 54 (8.17%) Continuous Improvement
20 52 (7.87%) Cisco
21 44 (6.66%) VMware
22 43 (6.51%) Management Information System
22 43 (6.51%) Security Cleared
23 42 (6.35%) Banking
23 42 (6.35%) ERP
23 42 (6.35%) UNIX
24 41 (6.20%) SQL
24 41 (6.20%) ITIL Certification

Operations Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 21 (3.18%) IIS
2 15 (2.27%) Apache
3 14 (2.12%) Tomcat
4 11 (1.66%) JBoss
5 9 (1.36%) CMS
5 9 (1.36%) WebSphere
6 8 (1.21%) SAS
7 7 (1.06%) IBM HTTP Server
7 7 (1.06%) MS Exchange
7 7 (1.06%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.91%) SharePoint
9 5 (0.76%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
10 4 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.61%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.61%) eRoom
11 3 (0.45%) Drupal
12 2 (0.30%) Moodle
12 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 68 (10.29%) MS Excel
2 40 (6.05%) MS Office
3 15 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.66%) MS Project
5 4 (0.61%) CATIA
6 3 (0.45%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.45%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.15%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.15%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.15%) Pegasus Opera
5 1 (0.15%) Agresso
5 1 (0.15%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.15%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.15%) Magento
5 1 (0.15%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.15%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 29 (4.39%) SaaS
2 7 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.45%) Office 365
5 1 (0.15%) Heroku
5 1 (0.15%) PaaS
5 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.15%) IaaS
5 1 (0.15%) ElastiCache
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 41 (6.20%) Firewall
2 23 (3.48%) WAN
3 18 (2.72%) DNS
3 18 (2.72%) TCP/IP
4 17 (2.57%) Network Security
5 16 (2.42%) DHCP
5 16 (2.42%) 3G
6 15 (2.27%) 2G
7 14 (2.12%) LAN
8 13 (1.97%) 4G
9 12 (1.82%) Internet
10 8 (1.21%) VLAN
10 8 (1.21%) VPN
10 8 (1.21%) SAN
11 6 (0.91%) SSH
11 6 (0.91%) VoIP
11 6 (0.91%) TETRA
11 6 (0.91%) Wireless
12 5 (0.76%) WAAS
12 5 (0.76%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (6.05%) Data Warehouse
2 32 (4.84%) MySQL
3 31 (4.69%) SQL Server
3 31 (4.69%) OLTP
4 12 (1.82%) Hadoop
5 9 (1.36%) Oracle Database
5 9 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (1.21%) DB2
6 8 (1.21%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.06%) MongoDB
8 6 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.76%) Informix
10 3 (0.45%) Big Data
11 2 (0.30%) QlikView
11 2 (0.30%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.30%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.15%) SAP BW
12 1 (0.15%) MS Access
12 1 (0.15%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (0.61%) Hudson
1 4 (0.61%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.45%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.45%) JIRA
3 2 (0.30%) CruiseControl
3 2 (0.30%) TeamCity
General
1 195 (29.50%) Finance
2 84 (12.71%) Telecoms
3 58 (8.77%) Retail
4 42 (6.35%) Banking
5 25 (3.78%) Marketing
6 24 (3.63%) Billing
7 19 (2.87%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.66%) Advertising
9 10 (1.51%) Legal
10 8 (1.21%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.76%) Back Office
11 5 (0.76%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.61%) German Language
12 4 (0.61%) Publishing
12 4 (0.61%) Front Office
13 3 (0.45%) French Language
13 3 (0.45%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.30%) Arabic Language
14 2 (0.30%) Games
14 2 (0.30%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.03%) .NET
2 12 (1.82%) Web Services
3 11 (1.66%) XML
4 10 (1.51%) Middleware
5 6 (0.91%) HTML
6 5 (0.76%) CSS
7 4 (0.61%) XML Messaging
8 3 (0.45%) LAMP
8 3 (0.45%) Flash
9 2 (0.30%) Application Packaging
9 2 (0.30%) XHTML
10 1 (0.15%) SAP MI
10 1 (0.15%) SOAP
10 1 (0.15%) XSLT
10 1 (0.15%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.15%) EDI
10 1 (0.15%) REST
10 1 (0.15%) JSF
10 1 (0.15%) Ajax
10 1 (0.15%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 43 (6.51%) Management Information System
2 39 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (4.39%) N-Tier
4 10 (1.51%) NHS
5 8 (1.21%) CMDB
5 8 (1.21%) Open Source
5 8 (1.21%) Mainframe
5 8 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.06%) Client/Server
6 7 (1.06%) FMCG
7 5 (0.76%) Fixed Income
7 5 (0.76%) Clustering
7 5 (0.76%) Equities
7 5 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (0.76%) Statistics
7 5 (0.76%) Derivative
7 5 (0.76%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.61%) Mobile Payment
8 4 (0.61%) Mathematics
8 4 (0.61%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 114 (17.25%) Windows
2 76 (11.50%) Linux
3 42 (6.35%) UNIX
4 16 (2.42%) Solaris
5 9 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (1.36%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.76%) AIX
8 5 (0.76%) Android
9 4 (0.61%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.45%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.45%) CentOS
10 3 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.30%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.15%) SUSE
12 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (35.25%) ITIL
2 122 (18.46%) Service Delivery
3 119 (18.00%) Project Management
4 84 (12.71%) Operations Management
5 83 (12.56%) Service Management
6 66 (9.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 64 (9.68%) Change Management
7 64 (9.68%) Incident Management
8 56 (8.47%) Line Management
9 55 (8.32%) E-Commerce
10 54 (8.17%) Continuous Improvement
11 42 (6.35%) ERP
12 36 (5.45%) People Management
13 35 (5.30%) Performance Management
14 31 (4.69%) PRINCE2
15 28 (4.24%) CRM
15 28 (4.24%) Disaster Recovery
16 27 (4.08%) Problem Management
17 26 (3.93%) Mentoring
18 25 (3.78%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 41 (6.20%) SQL
2 14 (2.12%) PHP
3 9 (1.36%) Java
4 6 (0.91%) VBA
4 6 (0.91%) Shell Script
5 5 (0.76%) JavaScript
5 5 (0.76%) PowerShell
6 4 (0.61%) Perl
6 4 (0.61%) C
7 2 (0.30%) Python
7 2 (0.30%) C#
8 1 (0.15%) C++
8 1 (0.15%) COBOL
8 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 73 (11.04%) Degree
2 43 (6.51%) Security Cleared
3 41 (6.20%) ITIL Certification
4 23 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (2.57%) CCNA
7 16 (2.42%) CISSP
7 16 (2.42%) MCSE
8 15 (2.27%) SC Cleared
8 15 (2.27%) DV Cleared
9 13 (1.97%) CCIE
9 13 (1.97%) CCNP
10 10 (1.51%) MCSA
11 8 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (1.21%) MCP
11 8 (1.21%) PMI Certification
11 8 (1.21%) CISM
12 7 (1.06%) BC Cleared
12 7 (1.06%) CTC Cleared
13 5 (0.76%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (14.07%) SLA
2 17 (2.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.66%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.51%) QA
5 8 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.30%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.15%) UCITS
System Software
1 36 (5.45%) Active Directory
2 30 (4.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (1.21%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.61%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 4 (0.61%) NFS
6 3 (0.45%) vSphere
7 2 (0.30%) XenApp
7 2 (0.30%) XenServer
7 2 (0.30%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.30%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.15%) Firmware
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.15%) LXC
Systems Management
1 21 (3.18%) WMI
2 13 (1.97%) SCCM
3 7 (1.06%) Nagios
3 7 (1.06%) SCOM
4 5 (0.76%) Puppet
5 3 (0.45%) OpenView
5 3 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.45%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.30%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.15%) Netcool
7 1 (0.15%) Foglight
7 1 (0.15%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.15%) Cacti
7 1 (0.15%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.15%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.15%) Ansible
7 1 (0.15%) logstash
Vendors
1 69 (10.44%) Microsoft
2 62 (9.38%) Oracle
3 52 (7.87%) Cisco
4 44 (6.66%) VMware
5 26 (3.93%) Juniper
6 23 (3.48%) Citrix
7 21 (3.18%) Manugistics
8 19 (2.87%) CheckPoint
9 14 (2.12%) Red Hat
9 14 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (1.97%) EMC
11 9 (1.36%) SAP
12 8 (1.21%) Business Objects
12 8 (1.21%) NetApp
13 7 (1.06%) RainStor
13 7 (1.06%) TOWER Software
13 7 (1.06%) Teradata
13 7 (1.06%) Veritas
13 7 (1.06%) Sybase
14 6 (0.91%) Huawei
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