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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Manager
Rank 579 563 578
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +15
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Manager 296 324 304
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.31% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.33% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 248 240 257
Average salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,750 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+3.50% -

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
98061 98558 99490
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.50% 94.82%
Number of salaries quoted 80635 79397 83728
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 £27,500 £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 6 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 6 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
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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 -22 273 £61,500 +11.81% 37
London +2 113 £80,000 +23.07% 12
South East -78 35 £55,000 +2.32% 8
North West +12 34 £54,500 -12.09% 3
City of London -1 26 £85,000 +41.66% 3
South West -4 24 £50,000 -25.92% 3
Yorkshire +17 20 £50,000 +42.85% 4
East of England +1 20 £55,000 +29.41% 2
East Midlands +26 17 £49,500 +7.02% 5
Wiltshire +24 14 £48,500 -11.81%
Manchester +9 13 £40,500 -29.56% 1
West Midlands -28 13 £72,500 +41.46%
Essex - 11 £55,000 - 1
West Yorkshire +4 10 £43,500 +74.00% 2
Cheshire -2 10 £66,250 -8.62%
Wales -13 10 £49,000 -18.33% 1
South Wales -15 10 £49,000 -18.33% 1
South Yorkshire +2 9 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Sheffield - 9 £50,000 - 1
Brentwood - 8 £55,000 -
Leeds +9 7 £37,500 +50.00% 2
Swindon -2 7 £48,750 -11.36%
Bristol -4 7 £45,000 -33.33% 2
Hampshire -16 7 £55,000 -4.34%
Kent +13 6 £62,500 +27.55% 1
Lincolnshire +4 6 £48,500 +21.25%
Staffordshire -1 6 £72,500 +52.63%
Berkshire -28 6 £49,500 +7.02% 2
Liverpool - 6 £68,500 - 2
Merseyside - 6 £68,500 - 2

Operations Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 192 (31.48%) ITIL
2 166 (27.21%) Finance
3 136 (22.30%) Service Delivery
4 115 (18.85%) Project Management
5 107 (17.54%) Windows
6 104 (17.05%) Microsoft
7 91 (14.92%) SLA
8 90 (14.75%) Linux
9 81 (13.28%) Service Management
10 77 (12.62%) Line Management
11 75 (12.30%) People Management
12 74 (12.13%) Telecoms
13 71 (11.64%) Stakeholder Management
13 71 (11.64%) Degree
14 66 (10.82%) Incident Management
15 65 (10.66%) Continuous Improvement
16 61 (10.00%) Cisco
17 59 (9.67%) Operations Management
18 57 (9.34%) Retail
18 57 (9.34%) Management Information System
19 55 (9.02%) MS Excel
20 54 (8.85%) Matrix Management
21 51 (8.36%) Change Management
22 48 (7.87%) Resource Management
23 47 (7.70%) Problem Management
23 47 (7.70%) Agile Software Development
24 46 (7.54%) SQL
25 45 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
26 44 (7.21%) Firewall
27 43 (7.05%) VMware

Operations Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 32 (5.25%) MS Exchange
2 22 (3.61%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (1.64%) Lync
6 8 (1.31%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
6 8 (1.31%) CICS
7 7 (1.15%) IIS
8 6 (0.98%) Apache
9 5 (0.82%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.66%) SAS
10 4 (0.66%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2000
11 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.16%) nginx
12 1 (0.16%) Oracle Service Bus
12 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.16%) CMS
12 1 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 55 (9.02%) MS Excel
2 32 (5.25%) MS Office
3 14 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.48%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.16%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 3 (0.49%) SAP SM
2 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.16%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.46%) SaaS
2 12 (1.97%) Office 365
3 10 (1.64%) PaaS
4 5 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 44 (7.21%) Firewall
2 27 (4.43%) TCP/IP
3 19 (3.11%) WAN
4 17 (2.79%) DNS
4 17 (2.79%) Internet
5 15 (2.46%) VoIP
6 14 (2.30%) 3G
6 14 (2.30%) 2G
7 13 (2.13%) SAN
8 12 (1.97%) DHCP
8 12 (1.97%) Network Security
9 11 (1.80%) NAS
10 10 (1.64%) BGP
11 9 (1.48%) LAN
11 9 (1.48%) Wireless
12 8 (1.31%) Cisco IPT
12 8 (1.31%) iSCSI
12 8 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (1.31%) SS7
12 8 (1.31%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (5.74%) Data Warehouse
2 27 (4.43%) SQL Server
3 19 (3.11%) DB2
3 19 (3.11%) OLTP
4 17 (2.79%) Oracle Database
5 11 (1.80%) MySQL
6 9 (1.48%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.15%) Big Data
8 6 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.98%) Data Mining
8 6 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.98%) QlikView
8 6 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.33%) Redis
12 2 (0.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (0.82%) Visual Studio
1 5 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.33%) JIRA
2 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
General
1 166 (27.21%) Finance
2 74 (12.13%) Telecoms
3 57 (9.34%) Retail
4 27 (4.43%) Marketing
5 23 (3.77%) Law
6 20 (3.28%) Banking
7 17 (2.79%) Advertising
8 11 (1.80%) Legal
9 10 (1.64%) Billing
10 9 (1.48%) Games
11 8 (1.31%) Investment Banking
12 7 (1.15%) Retail Banking
12 7 (1.15%) Electronics
13 5 (0.82%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.82%) Automotive
14 4 (0.66%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.66%) Publishing
15 2 (0.33%) Military
15 2 (0.33%) Front Office
15 2 (0.33%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.30%) Web Services
2 13 (2.13%) Middleware
3 10 (1.64%) XML
4 9 (1.48%) Flash
5 6 (0.98%) LAMP
6 5 (0.82%) CGI
7 4 (0.66%) XML Messaging
7 4 (0.66%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (0.49%) REST
8 3 (0.49%) EDI
8 3 (0.49%) COM
8 3 (0.49%) SOAP
9 2 (0.33%) HTML
9 2 (0.33%) .NET
10 1 (0.16%) Worklight
10 1 (0.16%) HTML5
10 1 (0.16%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 57 (9.34%) Management Information System
2 45 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (4.10%) FMCG
4 23 (3.77%) Mainframe
5 15 (2.46%) N-Tier
6 14 (2.30%) Performance Metrics
7 12 (1.97%) Clustering
8 11 (1.80%) Statistics
9 9 (1.48%) Computer Science
10 8 (1.31%) EPoS
11 6 (0.98%) Blackberry
11 6 (0.98%) Life Science
11 6 (0.98%) CMDB
12 5 (0.82%) Mathematics
13 4 (0.66%) SWIFT
13 4 (0.66%) iSeries
13 4 (0.66%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.66%) AS400
13 4 (0.66%) Replication
13 4 (0.66%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 107 (17.54%) Windows
2 90 (14.75%) Linux
3 35 (5.74%) UNIX
4 28 (4.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (2.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (2.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (1.64%) Windows 7
9 8 (1.31%) Windows Vista
10 7 (1.15%) Windows XP
10 7 (1.15%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.98%) Solaris
11 6 (0.98%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.66%) CentOS
14 2 (0.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.33%) AIX
15 1 (0.16%) SUSE
15 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (31.48%) ITIL
2 136 (22.30%) Service Delivery
3 115 (18.85%) Project Management
4 81 (13.28%) Service Management
5 77 (12.62%) Line Management
6 75 (12.30%) People Management
7 71 (11.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 66 (10.82%) Incident Management
9 65 (10.66%) Continuous Improvement
10 59 (9.67%) Operations Management
11 54 (8.85%) Matrix Management
12 51 (8.36%) Change Management
13 48 (7.87%) Resource Management
14 47 (7.70%) Problem Management
14 47 (7.70%) Agile Software Development
15 39 (6.39%) Information Security
15 39 (6.39%) Disaster Recovery
15 39 (6.39%) PRINCE2
15 39 (6.39%) Business Continuity
16 35 (5.74%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (7.54%) SQL
2 15 (2.46%) Java
2 15 (2.46%) Shell Script
3 10 (1.64%) Perl
4 8 (1.31%) PHP
5 7 (1.15%) PowerShell
6 6 (0.98%) VBA
6 6 (0.98%) C
7 5 (0.82%) JavaScript
7 5 (0.82%) Python
8 2 (0.33%) COBOL
8 2 (0.33%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.33%) VB
9 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.16%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 71 (11.64%) Degree
2 28 (4.59%) ITIL Certification
3 25 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (3.61%) CISSP
5 21 (3.44%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (3.44%) Security Cleared
6 15 (2.46%) SC Cleared
6 15 (2.46%) MCP
6 15 (2.46%) MCSA
7 14 (2.30%) CCNA
8 13 (2.13%) VCP4
9 12 (1.97%) CHFI
9 12 (1.97%) MCSE
10 8 (1.31%) ISEB
11 6 (0.98%) CCNP
11 6 (0.98%) HNC
11 6 (0.98%) HND
11 6 (0.98%) CISM
11 6 (0.98%) JNCIA
11 6 (0.98%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (14.92%) SLA
2 29 (4.75%) QA
3 15 (2.46%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.97%) ISO 9000
5 11 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.49%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.16%) FATCA
8 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.16%) AIFMD
System Software
1 28 (4.59%) Active Directory
2 23 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.80%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.48%) KVM
5 6 (0.98%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 6 (0.98%) XenApp
6 3 (0.49%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.49%) Xen
6 3 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.49%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.33%) vSphere
7 2 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.33%) XenServer
8 1 (0.16%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.16%) NFS
8 1 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 12 (1.97%) SCOM
2 10 (1.64%) Puppet
3 8 (1.31%) WMI
4 7 (1.15%) SCCM
5 6 (0.98%) SCOrch
6 5 (0.82%) Graphite
7 4 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.49%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.33%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.33%) Nagios
9 2 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.33%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.16%) MOM
10 1 (0.16%) Netcool
10 1 (0.16%) WSUS
10 1 (0.16%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.16%) NSN NetAct
10 1 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 104 (17.05%) Microsoft
2 61 (10.00%) Cisco
3 43 (7.05%) VMware
4 34 (5.57%) Citrix
5 29 (4.75%) Oracle
6 21 (3.44%) Red Hat
7 19 (3.11%) CheckPoint
7 19 (3.11%) IBM
8 14 (2.30%) Veritas
8 14 (2.30%) NetApp
9 13 (2.13%) Huawei
10 12 (1.97%) Juniper
10 12 (1.97%) EMC
11 10 (1.64%) Adobe
11 10 (1.64%) Teradata
12 9 (1.48%) Ericsson
13 8 (1.31%) BT
13 8 (1.31%) HP
13 8 (1.31%) 3PAR
14 7 (1.15%) Remedy
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £35000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Clayton Group
Posted: 16 hours ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
Ashford, Kent
Church International
Salary: £50k - £55k plus bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £33000 - £37000 per annum + range of flexible bens.
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Gloucestershire
Oracle
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £66,000 per annum + 29 days + Share Ops + Pension + mo
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff
IntaPeople
Salary: £50000 - £57000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
RecruitX
Salary: £29k per year
Posted: 6 days ago