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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Manager
Rank 602 610 582
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -28
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Manager 307 299 328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.27% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.29% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 249 233 257
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £59,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,750 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,250 £52,250 £52,750
% change year-on-year
-3.82% -0.94%

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
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 £26,500 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +14 284 £55,000 +4.27% 33
London -24 108 £64,000 +2.40% 20
South East +29 57 £61,500 +17.14% 6
Yorkshire +14 41 £52,500 -12.50% 5
City of London +13 36 £75,000 +3.44% 7
West Yorkshire +17 34 £51,750 -13.75% 3
Leeds +24 31 £52,500 -12.50% 3
South West +6 27 £48,500 -5.82% 1
North West +13 24 £55,000 -11.29% 1
Hampshire -11 18 £55,000 +5.26% 2
Wiltshire +5 16 £48,500 +33.79%
Scotland +15 13 £47,500 - 2
Buckinghamshire +14 13 £68,750 +71.87% 1
West Midlands -16 11 £66,250 +47.22%
Cheshire - 11 £57,500 -
Kent +4 9 £70,000 +41.41%
Isle of Man - 9 £40,000 -
Douglas - 9 £40,000 -
East Midlands +31 8 £48,500 +2.10%
Lancashire +5 7 £48,750 -
Edinburgh +3 7 £51,750 -
South Yorkshire - 7 £65,000 -
Midlands -1 6 £40,000 -38.46%
Surrey -7 6 £61,500 +17.14%
Lincolnshire - 6 £47,500 -
Aldershot - 6 £55,000 -
Basingstoke - 6 £55,000 -
Sheffield - 6 £62,500 -
Swindon - 5 £47,500 -
Bristol +7 4 £35,000 - 1

Operations Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 192 (29.09%) ITIL
2 181 (27.42%) Finance
3 118 (17.88%) Project Management
4 117 (17.73%) Service Delivery
5 112 (16.97%) Windows
6 85 (12.88%) Microsoft
7 84 (12.73%) Service Management
8 80 (12.12%) Telecoms
9 79 (11.97%) Linux
10 77 (11.67%) Operations Management
11 75 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
11 75 (11.36%) Degree
12 73 (11.06%) SLA
13 67 (10.15%) Line Management
14 59 (8.94%) MS Excel
15 58 (8.79%) Cisco
15 58 (8.79%) People Management
16 57 (8.64%) Change Management
17 54 (8.18%) Data Warehouse
17 54 (8.18%) Continuous Improvement
18 52 (7.88%) Oracle
19 50 (7.58%) SQL
19 50 (7.58%) Retail
20 49 (7.42%) Management Information System
21 46 (6.97%) Incident Management
22 45 (6.82%) MS Office
22 45 (6.82%) E-Commerce
23 43 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
24 42 (6.36%) Firewall
24 42 (6.36%) PRINCE2

Operations Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 22 (3.33%) MS Exchange
2 20 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 14 (2.12%) IIS
4 10 (1.52%) Apache
5 9 (1.36%) WebSphere
6 8 (1.21%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
6 8 (1.21%) CMS
6 8 (1.21%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.06%) IBM HTTP Server
7 7 (1.06%) JBoss
7 7 (1.06%) WebLogic
7 7 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (0.76%) SAS
10 4 (0.61%) CICS
10 4 (0.61%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.61%) Lync
11 3 (0.45%) Drupal
12 2 (0.30%) nginx
Applications
1 59 (8.94%) MS Excel
2 45 (6.82%) MS Office
3 9 (1.36%) Photoshop
4 8 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.76%) MS Project
6 4 (0.61%) CATIA
7 3 (0.45%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.30%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.15%) Magento
3 1 (0.15%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.15%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.15%) Sage 1000
3 1 (0.15%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.15%) Pegasus Opera
3 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.79%) SaaS
2 7 (1.06%) Office 365
3 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.15%) PaaS
4 1 (0.15%) Heroku
4 1 (0.15%) IaaS
4 1 (0.15%) ElastiCache
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 42 (6.36%) Firewall
2 23 (3.48%) WAN
3 22 (3.33%) Network Security
4 21 (3.18%) TCP/IP
5 20 (3.03%) DNS
6 18 (2.73%) DHCP
7 16 (2.42%) 3G
8 15 (2.27%) 2G
9 13 (1.97%) LAN
10 11 (1.67%) VoIP
10 11 (1.67%) BGP
10 11 (1.67%) Wireless
11 9 (1.36%) MPLS
12 8 (1.21%) OSPF
12 8 (1.21%) Broadband
12 8 (1.21%) 4G
13 7 (1.06%) Internet
13 7 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (1.06%) VLAN
13 7 (1.06%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (8.18%) Data Warehouse
2 38 (5.76%) SQL Server
3 34 (5.15%) OLTP
4 26 (3.94%) MySQL
5 14 (2.12%) DB2
6 12 (1.82%) Hadoop
7 11 (1.67%) Oracle Database
8 8 (1.21%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.06%) QlikView
9 7 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (0.91%) MongoDB
10 6 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.76%) Informix
12 4 (0.61%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (0.76%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.45%) Hudson
2 3 (0.45%) JIRA
2 3 (0.45%) TeamCity
2 3 (0.45%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.30%) CruiseControl
3 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 181 (27.42%) Finance
2 80 (12.12%) Telecoms
3 50 (7.58%) Retail
4 39 (5.91%) Banking
5 19 (2.88%) Billing
6 17 (2.58%) Marketing
7 15 (2.27%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.97%) Legal
9 11 (1.67%) Law
10 10 (1.52%) Investment Banking
11 8 (1.21%) Games
12 7 (1.06%) Advertising
12 7 (1.06%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.61%) Back Office
14 3 (0.45%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.45%) Front Office
15 2 (0.30%) Arabic Language
15 2 (0.30%) French Language
15 2 (0.30%) Spanish Language
16 1 (0.15%) iGaming
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.73%) .NET
2 16 (2.42%) Web Services
3 11 (1.67%) XML
3 11 (1.67%) Flash
3 11 (1.67%) Middleware
4 5 (0.76%) HTML
5 4 (0.61%) XML Messaging
5 4 (0.61%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (0.61%) CSS
6 3 (0.45%) SOAP
6 3 (0.45%) REST
7 2 (0.30%) Application Packaging
7 2 (0.30%) EDI
7 2 (0.30%) LAMP
8 1 (0.15%) WCF
8 1 (0.15%) HTML5
8 1 (0.15%) XMPP
8 1 (0.15%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.15%) XHTML
8 1 (0.15%) Worklight
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.42%) Management Information System
2 43 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (4.85%) N-Tier
4 15 (2.27%) Mainframe
5 11 (1.67%) Statistics
6 9 (1.36%) Performance Metrics
7 8 (1.21%) NHS
8 7 (1.06%) Blackberry
8 7 (1.06%) CMDB
8 7 (1.06%) FMCG
9 6 (0.91%) Computer Science
9 6 (0.91%) EPoS
9 6 (0.91%) Clustering
10 5 (0.76%) Replication
10 5 (0.76%) Mathematics
10 5 (0.76%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.61%) PKI
11 4 (0.61%) SWIFT
12 3 (0.45%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 112 (16.97%) Windows
2 79 (11.97%) Linux
3 34 (5.15%) UNIX
4 17 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (1.36%) Solaris
6 9 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.21%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.91%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.91%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.76%) AIX
10 4 (0.61%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.61%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.61%) Android
11 3 (0.45%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.30%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.30%) CentOS
13 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.15%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (29.09%) ITIL
2 118 (17.88%) Project Management
3 117 (17.73%) Service Delivery
4 84 (12.73%) Service Management
5 77 (11.67%) Operations Management
6 75 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 67 (10.15%) Line Management
8 58 (8.79%) People Management
9 57 (8.64%) Change Management
10 54 (8.18%) Continuous Improvement
11 46 (6.97%) Incident Management
12 45 (6.82%) E-Commerce
13 42 (6.36%) PRINCE2
14 36 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
15 35 (5.30%) CRM
15 35 (5.30%) ERP
15 35 (5.30%) Matrix Management
15 35 (5.30%) Performance Management
16 29 (4.39%) Mentoring
17 28 (4.24%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 50 (7.58%) SQL
2 15 (2.27%) PHP
3 11 (1.67%) Java
4 8 (1.21%) Shell Script
5 6 (0.91%) PowerShell
5 6 (0.91%) VBA
6 5 (0.76%) C
7 4 (0.61%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.61%) Perl
8 2 (0.30%) C#
8 2 (0.30%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.15%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 75 (11.36%) Degree
2 38 (5.76%) Security Cleared
3 31 (4.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (4.39%) ITIL Certification
5 25 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (3.33%) CISSP
7 19 (2.88%) MCSA
8 17 (2.58%) MCP
8 17 (2.58%) MCSE
8 17 (2.58%) CCNA
8 17 (2.58%) SC Cleared
9 13 (1.97%) DV Cleared
10 11 (1.67%) CCNP
10 11 (1.67%) CHFI
11 8 (1.21%) ISEB
12 7 (1.06%) BC Cleared
12 7 (1.06%) CTC Cleared
13 6 (0.91%) JNCIA
13 6 (0.91%) LPIC
13 6 (0.91%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (11.06%) SLA
2 23 (3.48%) QA
3 17 (2.58%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.52%) ISO 9000
5 8 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.45%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.15%) FATCA
8 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.15%) AIFMD
System Software
1 34 (5.15%) Active Directory
2 24 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (1.82%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 4 (0.61%) vSphere
7 3 (0.45%) XenApp
7 3 (0.45%) XenServer
8 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.15%) NFS
8 1 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.15%) LXC
Systems Management
1 16 (2.42%) WMI
2 13 (1.97%) SCCM
3 9 (1.36%) SCOM
4 6 (0.91%) Puppet
5 4 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.61%) SCOrch
5 4 (0.61%) Nagios
6 2 (0.30%) ARCserve
6 2 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.15%) Foglight
7 1 (0.15%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.15%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.15%) Cacti
7 1 (0.15%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.15%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.15%) Ansible
7 1 (0.15%) logstash
7 1 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.15%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 85 (12.88%) Microsoft
2 58 (8.79%) Cisco
3 52 (7.88%) Oracle
4 40 (6.06%) VMware
5 22 (3.33%) Juniper
6 20 (3.03%) Citrix
7 19 (2.88%) CheckPoint
8 16 (2.42%) Manugistics
9 15 (2.27%) NetApp
10 14 (2.12%) EMC
11 13 (1.97%) Veritas
12 11 (1.67%) Red Hat
12 11 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
13 10 (1.52%) IBM
13 10 (1.52%) Adobe
13 10 (1.52%) Teradata
14 9 (1.36%) Huawei
15 8 (1.21%) Ericsson
16 7 (1.06%) Sybase
16 7 (1.06%) Business Objects
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £80,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
ABW Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: From £30,755.01 to £40,350.75 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
Technical Prospects
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £68000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Sanderson
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
FT Select
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Bridge Noble
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Yoh Company
Salary: £80000 per annum + Car allowance £500p + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Propel London Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £31975.68 - £43966.56 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Bracknell
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £29000 - £33000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago