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

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Manager
Rank 599 633 578
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -55
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Manager 312 273 343
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.25% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.26% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 244 212 253
Average salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,261 £39,240 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £84,750 £75,000 £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
107606 103134 107111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.61% 94.59% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 88212 85621 91371
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
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 31 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 31 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 +30 295 £60,000 +9.09% 38
London -10 98 £61,500 -5.38% 16
South East +26 84 £65,000 +13.04% 7
Yorkshire +14 54 £55,000 -8.33% 3
West Yorkshire +27 51 £54,750 -8.75% 2
Leeds +18 48 £55,000 -8.33% 2
City of London +24 37 £62,500 -13.79% 5
Berkshire +31 26 £62,500 - 1
North West -8 23 £55,000 +38.19% 4
West Midlands -22 15 £58,000 +32.57%
Hampshire +4 14 £71,250 +29.54% 1
Buckinghamshire 0 14 £80,000 +100.00%
Scotland +4 13 £51,250 +39.46%
Kent +22 11 £70,000 +16.66%
Surrey -11 9 £61,500 +16.59% 4
East Midlands +2 8 £52,500 +16.66% 2
South West -30 8 £34,000 -24.44% 3
Cheshire - 8 £58,500 - 2
Edinburgh -5 7 £55,000 +49.67%
East of England -31 7 £48,750 +5.40% 2
Warwickshire +5 6 £58,000 +26.08%
Reading -12 6 £65,000 -
Oxfordshire - 5 £62,500 -
Maidenhead - 5 £82,500 - 1
Nottinghamshire +10 4 - - 1
Nottingham +5 4 - - 1
Somerset -4 4 £38,750 -13.88% 3
Birmingham -11 4 £48,750 +8.33%
Manchester -16 4 £57,500 +44.47% 1
Tunbridge Wells - 4 £70,000 -

Operations Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 226 (33.58%) ITIL
2 197 (29.27%) Finance
3 126 (18.72%) Project Management
4 121 (17.98%) Service Delivery
5 116 (17.24%) Windows
6 93 (13.82%) SLA
7 87 (12.93%) Service Management
8 85 (12.63%) Telecoms
9 84 (12.48%) Operations Management
10 80 (11.89%) Linux
11 75 (11.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 75 (11.14%) Degree
12 70 (10.40%) Microsoft
13 68 (10.10%) Line Management
14 66 (9.81%) MS Excel
15 63 (9.36%) Change Management
16 61 (9.06%) Oracle
17 60 (8.92%) Incident Management
17 60 (8.92%) Retail
18 56 (8.32%) Cisco
19 55 (8.17%) E-Commerce
20 52 (7.73%) Continuous Improvement
21 47 (6.98%) People Management
22 46 (6.84%) Management Information System
23 45 (6.69%) SQL
24 44 (6.54%) Banking
25 43 (6.39%) Security Cleared
25 43 (6.39%) Data Warehouse
25 43 (6.39%) VMware
25 43 (6.39%) Firewall

Operations Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 22 (3.27%) IIS
2 15 (2.23%) Apache
3 13 (1.93%) Tomcat
4 12 (1.78%) MS Exchange
5 10 (1.49%) JBoss
6 9 (1.34%) CMS
6 9 (1.34%) WebSphere
7 8 (1.19%) SAS
7 8 (1.19%) SharePoint
8 7 (1.04%) WebLogic
8 7 (1.04%) IBM HTTP Server
9 5 (0.74%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
10 4 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.45%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.45%) eRoom
11 3 (0.45%) Drupal
12 2 (0.30%) nginx
12 2 (0.30%) Moodle
Applications
1 66 (9.81%) MS Excel
2 41 (6.09%) MS Office
3 15 (2.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.19%) MS Project
5 4 (0.59%) CATIA
6 3 (0.45%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.30%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.45%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.15%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.15%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.15%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.15%) Pegasus Opera
5 1 (0.15%) Agresso
5 1 (0.15%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.15%) Magento
5 1 (0.15%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.15%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.16%) SaaS
2 7 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.59%) Office 365
4 2 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.15%) IaaS
5 1 (0.15%) ElastiCache
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.15%) PaaS
5 1 (0.15%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 43 (6.39%) Firewall
2 24 (3.57%) WAN
3 22 (3.27%) TCP/IP
4 21 (3.12%) Network Security
5 19 (2.82%) DNS
6 16 (2.38%) DHCP
6 16 (2.38%) 3G
7 15 (2.23%) 2G
8 13 (1.93%) LAN
8 13 (1.93%) 4G
9 12 (1.78%) Internet
10 8 (1.19%) VPN
10 8 (1.19%) VLAN
11 7 (1.04%) VoIP
11 7 (1.04%) Wireless
11 7 (1.04%) SAN
12 6 (0.89%) BGP
12 6 (0.89%) SSH
12 6 (0.89%) TETRA
13 5 (0.74%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (6.39%) Data Warehouse
2 34 (5.05%) SQL Server
3 33 (4.90%) MySQL
4 32 (4.75%) OLTP
5 12 (1.78%) Hadoop
6 9 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (1.34%) Oracle Database
7 8 (1.19%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.19%) DB2
8 7 (1.04%) MongoDB
9 6 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.74%) Informix
11 4 (0.59%) Big Data
12 3 (0.45%) QlikView
13 2 (0.30%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.30%) Data Mining
14 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 1 (0.15%) NoSQL
14 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (0.74%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.59%) Hudson
3 3 (0.45%) JIRA
3 3 (0.45%) TeamCity
3 3 (0.45%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.30%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 197 (29.27%) Finance
2 85 (12.63%) Telecoms
3 60 (8.92%) Retail
4 44 (6.54%) Banking
5 25 (3.71%) Marketing
6 24 (3.57%) Billing
7 19 (2.82%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.93%) Legal
9 10 (1.49%) Advertising
9 10 (1.49%) Investment Banking
10 8 (1.19%) Law
11 6 (0.89%) Back Office
11 6 (0.89%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.74%) Games
13 4 (0.59%) Front Office
14 3 (0.45%) Publishing
15 2 (0.30%) Electronics
15 2 (0.30%) Arabic Language
15 2 (0.30%) French Language
15 2 (0.30%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.97%) .NET
2 14 (2.08%) Web Services
3 13 (1.93%) XML
4 10 (1.49%) Middleware
5 6 (0.89%) HTML
6 5 (0.74%) CSS
7 4 (0.59%) Flash
7 4 (0.59%) XML Messaging
7 4 (0.59%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (0.45%) LAMP
9 2 (0.30%) Application Packaging
9 2 (0.30%) XHTML
9 2 (0.30%) SOAP
9 2 (0.30%) REST
10 1 (0.15%) Worklight
10 1 (0.15%) WCF
10 1 (0.15%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.15%) EDI
10 1 (0.15%) XSLT
10 1 (0.15%) SAP MI
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.84%) Management Information System
2 39 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (4.46%) N-Tier
4 10 (1.49%) NHS
5 9 (1.34%) Mainframe
5 9 (1.34%) CMDB
6 8 (1.19%) Open Source
6 8 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.04%) FMCG
7 7 (1.04%) Statistics
8 5 (0.74%) Equities
8 5 (0.74%) Derivative
8 5 (0.74%) Mathematics
8 5 (0.74%) Client/Server
8 5 (0.74%) Replication
8 5 (0.74%) Fixed Income
8 5 (0.74%) Clustering
8 5 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (0.74%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.59%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 116 (17.24%) Windows
2 80 (11.89%) Linux
3 42 (6.24%) UNIX
4 15 (2.23%) Solaris
5 11 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (1.34%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.74%) AIX
8 5 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.74%) Android
9 4 (0.59%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.45%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.45%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.45%) CentOS
11 2 (0.30%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.15%) SUSE
12 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (33.58%) ITIL
2 126 (18.72%) Project Management
3 121 (17.98%) Service Delivery
4 87 (12.93%) Service Management
5 84 (12.48%) Operations Management
6 75 (11.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 68 (10.10%) Line Management
8 63 (9.36%) Change Management
9 60 (8.92%) Incident Management
10 55 (8.17%) E-Commerce
11 52 (7.73%) Continuous Improvement
12 47 (6.98%) People Management
13 42 (6.24%) ERP
14 36 (5.35%) Performance Management
15 30 (4.46%) CRM
16 28 (4.16%) Mentoring
17 27 (4.01%) PRINCE2
17 27 (4.01%) Disaster Recovery
18 26 (3.86%) Problem Management
19 25 (3.71%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (6.69%) SQL
2 15 (2.23%) PHP
3 10 (1.49%) Java
4 7 (1.04%) VBA
5 6 (0.89%) Shell Script
5 6 (0.89%) PowerShell
6 5 (0.74%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.74%) C
7 4 (0.59%) Perl
8 2 (0.30%) C#
9 1 (0.15%) C++
9 1 (0.15%) COBOL
9 1 (0.15%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.15%) Ruby
9 1 (0.15%) Python
Qualifications
1 75 (11.14%) Degree
2 43 (6.39%) Security Cleared
3 38 (5.65%) ITIL Certification
4 25 (3.71%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (2.82%) CCNA
6 17 (2.53%) CISSP
7 16 (2.38%) MCSE
7 16 (2.38%) SC Cleared
8 15 (2.23%) DV Cleared
9 13 (1.93%) CCIE
9 13 (1.93%) CCNP
10 10 (1.49%) MCSA
11 9 (1.34%) CISM
12 8 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (1.19%) MCP
13 7 (1.04%) PMI Certification
13 7 (1.04%) BC Cleared
13 7 (1.04%) CTC Cleared
14 5 (0.74%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (13.82%) SLA
2 14 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.93%) QA
4 11 (1.63%) PCI DSS
5 8 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.59%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.30%) HMG Infosec
8 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 36 (5.35%) Active Directory
2 28 (4.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (1.19%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.74%) NFS
6 4 (0.59%) vSphere
6 4 (0.59%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (0.45%) XenApp
7 3 (0.45%) XenServer
8 2 (0.30%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.30%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.15%) Firmware
9 1 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.15%) LXC
Systems Management
1 21 (3.12%) WMI
2 14 (2.08%) SCCM
3 8 (1.19%) SCOM
4 6 (0.89%) Nagios
4 6 (0.89%) Puppet
5 4 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.59%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.30%) OpenView
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%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.15%) Netcool
7 1 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.15%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.15%) Ansible
7 1 (0.15%) logstash
Vendors
1 70 (10.40%) Microsoft
2 61 (9.06%) Oracle
3 56 (8.32%) Cisco
4 43 (6.39%) VMware
5 27 (4.01%) Juniper
6 24 (3.57%) Citrix
7 21 (3.12%) Manugistics
8 20 (2.97%) CheckPoint
9 16 (2.38%) Red Hat
10 14 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (2.08%) EMC
11 9 (1.34%) SAP
11 9 (1.34%) NetApp
12 8 (1.19%) Veritas
12 8 (1.19%) Business Objects
13 7 (1.04%) Sybase
13 7 (1.04%) Teradata
13 7 (1.04%) Remedy
13 7 (1.04%) TOWER Software
13 7 (1.04%) RainStor
West London
Robert Half
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum + Great Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Linux Recruit
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Douglas, Isle of Man
Eurobase People
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Commonwealth Secretariat
Salary: £64,704 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
The Curve Group
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Car Allowance, Bonus, Pension,
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Salary: £55000.00 - £70800.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Blue Personnel
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Allianz
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £47328.00 - £59913.00 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Market Harborough, Leicestershire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The SmartList
Posted: 7 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum 28.5 days hols + share scheme +pens
Posted: 9 days ago