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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Manager
Rank 600 625 585
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -40
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Manager 318 341 322
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.28% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.30% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 265 250 250
Average salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% +4.54%
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 £55,000 £53,357 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+3.08% +6.71%

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
105334 114534 105198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.65% 94.59% 94.73%
Number of salaries quoted 86166 92849 87525
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 £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 21 April 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 21 April 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
(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 +16 290 £62,500 +8.69% 48
London +32 117 £75,000 +15.38% 25
South East -21 60 £60,000 +9.09% 8
East of England +32 34 £55,000 +29.41% 1
City of London +19 28 £80,000 +20.75% 5
Surrey +28 25 £68,250 +30.00% 1
Yorkshire +14 22 £47,500 -26.92% 6
North West +3 19 £54,500 -9.16% 2
Cambridgeshire +32 15 £65,000 -
West Midlands -20 15 £52,500 -4.54%
South West -9 14 £52,500 +23.52% 5
East Midlands +19 13 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Staines - 12 £72,500 -
Essex +17 11 £55,000 -4.34%
West Yorkshire +8 11 £44,750 -31.15% 3
Peterborough +12 10 £65,000 -
Wales +6 9 £60,000 - 1
South Wales -8 9 £60,000 - 1
Manchester +1 8 £39,250 -31.73% 1
Berkshire -17 8 £42,500 -29.16% 2
Brentwood - 8 £55,000 -
Leeds +12 7 £46,250 -28.84% 3
Wiltshire +1 7 £52,500 +23.52%
Hampshire -7 7 £75,000 +30.43% 1
Bristol 0 6 - - 1
Reading -13 6 £31,250 -47.91% 1
South Yorkshire - 6 £50,000 - 3
Sheffield - 6 £50,000 - 3
Scotland +22 5 £52,500 - 1
Suffolk +16 5 - -

Operations Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 236 (37.05%) ITIL
2 156 (24.49%) Finance
3 145 (22.76%) Service Delivery
4 121 (19.00%) Windows
5 110 (17.27%) Project Management
6 108 (16.95%) Microsoft
7 97 (15.23%) SLA
8 89 (13.97%) Service Management
9 88 (13.81%) Linux
10 83 (13.03%) People Management
11 81 (12.72%) Line Management
12 80 (12.56%) Degree
12 80 (12.56%) Continuous Improvement
13 79 (12.40%) Incident Management
14 78 (12.24%) Cisco
15 77 (12.09%) Stakeholder Management
16 68 (10.68%) Telecoms
17 64 (10.05%) Agile Software Development
17 64 (10.05%) Retail
18 63 (9.89%) Problem Management
19 61 (9.58%) Change Management
20 60 (9.42%) Resource Management
21 57 (8.95%) Operations Management
21 57 (8.95%) VMware
22 55 (8.63%) Matrix Management
23 52 (8.16%) Management Information System
24 51 (8.01%) Firewall
24 51 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
25 49 (7.69%) Business Continuity
25 49 (7.69%) MS Excel

Operations Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 35 (5.49%) MS Exchange
2 21 (3.30%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (2.35%) Lync
5 14 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (1.26%) CICS
7 7 (1.10%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.94%) IIS
8 6 (0.94%) Apache
8 6 (0.94%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
9 5 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2000
11 3 (0.47%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.31%) CMS
12 2 (0.31%) SAS
13 1 (0.16%) WordPress
13 1 (0.16%) nginx
13 1 (0.16%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 49 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 37 (5.81%) MS Office
3 9 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (1.41%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.16%) MS Project
4 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.47%) SAP SM
2 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.16%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.16%) arcHouse
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.04%) PaaS
2 11 (1.73%) Office 365
3 10 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.57%) SaaS
4 5 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (8.01%) Firewall
2 27 (4.24%) TCP/IP
3 26 (4.08%) WAN
4 24 (3.77%) DNS
5 18 (2.83%) LAN
6 17 (2.67%) SAN
7 15 (2.35%) DHCP
7 15 (2.35%) VoIP
8 14 (2.20%) Internet
8 14 (2.20%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (1.73%) 2G
9 11 (1.73%) Network Security
9 11 (1.73%) NAS
9 11 (1.73%) 3G
9 11 (1.73%) Broadband
10 10 (1.57%) BGP
11 9 (1.41%) MPLS
11 9 (1.41%) OSPF
12 8 (1.26%) SS7
12 8 (1.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (2.83%) SQL Server
3 15 (2.35%) Oracle Database
4 14 (2.20%) DB2
5 8 (1.26%) Big Data
6 7 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (0.94%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.78%) QlikView
8 5 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (0.78%) Data Mining
8 5 (0.78%) MySQL
9 4 (0.63%) OLTP
9 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.31%) Redis
12 1 (0.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (1.10%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.31%) JIRA
2 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
General
1 156 (24.49%) Finance
2 68 (10.68%) Telecoms
3 64 (10.05%) Retail
4 31 (4.87%) Marketing
5 28 (4.40%) Law
6 18 (2.83%) Advertising
7 14 (2.20%) Legal
8 12 (1.88%) Electronics
9 10 (1.57%) Games
9 10 (1.57%) Banking
10 9 (1.41%) Billing
11 7 (1.10%) Automotive
12 6 (0.94%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.78%) Publishing
13 5 (0.78%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.63%) Back Office
15 2 (0.31%) Front Office
15 2 (0.31%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.31%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.57%) Flash
2 9 (1.41%) Web Services
2 9 (1.41%) Middleware
3 7 (1.10%) LAMP
3 7 (1.10%) CGI
4 3 (0.47%) HTML
4 3 (0.47%) COM
5 2 (0.31%) SOAP
5 2 (0.31%) XML
5 2 (0.31%) EDI
5 2 (0.31%) REST
5 2 (0.31%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.31%) Visualforce
6 1 (0.16%) HTML5
6 1 (0.16%) XMPP
6 1 (0.16%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.16%) Management Information System
2 51 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (5.49%) FMCG
4 17 (2.67%) Performance Metrics
5 15 (2.35%) Mainframe
6 14 (2.20%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.73%) Clustering
8 8 (1.26%) Statistics
9 7 (1.10%) EPoS
10 6 (0.94%) Blackberry
10 6 (0.94%) Life Science
11 5 (0.78%) iSeries
11 5 (0.78%) Replication
12 4 (0.63%) AS400
12 4 (0.63%) CESG
12 4 (0.63%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.63%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.63%) PKI
12 4 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.63%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 121 (19.00%) Windows
2 88 (13.81%) Linux
3 31 (4.87%) UNIX
4 28 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (2.04%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 12 (1.88%) Windows 7
9 10 (1.57%) Windows 8
9 10 (1.57%) Windows Vista
10 9 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (1.26%) CentOS
12 7 (1.10%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (0.94%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.78%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.47%) Solaris
17 2 (0.31%) Android
18 1 (0.16%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (37.05%) ITIL
2 145 (22.76%) Service Delivery
3 110 (17.27%) Project Management
4 89 (13.97%) Service Management
5 83 (13.03%) People Management
6 81 (12.72%) Line Management
7 80 (12.56%) Continuous Improvement
8 79 (12.40%) Incident Management
9 77 (12.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 64 (10.05%) Agile Software Development
11 63 (9.89%) Problem Management
12 61 (9.58%) Change Management
13 60 (9.42%) Resource Management
14 57 (8.95%) Operations Management
15 55 (8.63%) Matrix Management
16 49 (7.69%) Business Continuity
17 37 (5.81%) Infrastructure Management
18 36 (5.65%) Coaching
19 35 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
19 35 (5.49%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 36 (5.65%) SQL
2 17 (2.67%) Shell Script
3 13 (2.04%) Java
4 11 (1.73%) Perl
5 9 (1.41%) PHP
5 9 (1.41%) C
5 9 (1.41%) Python
6 7 (1.10%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.63%) VB
7 4 (0.63%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.31%) Apex Code
8 2 (0.31%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.31%) VBA
8 2 (0.31%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.16%) C#
9 1 (0.16%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 80 (12.56%) Degree
2 43 (6.75%) ITIL Certification
3 25 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (3.30%) Security Cleared
6 18 (2.83%) CISSP
7 15 (2.35%) MCP
7 15 (2.35%) SC Cleared
8 14 (2.20%) MCSA
9 12 (1.88%) MCSE
9 12 (1.88%) CHFI
10 11 (1.73%) CCNA
11 7 (1.10%) CCNP
12 6 (0.94%) HNC
12 6 (0.94%) HND
12 6 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (0.78%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.78%) JNCIA
13 5 (0.78%) LPIC
13 5 (0.78%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (15.23%) SLA
2 27 (4.24%) QA
3 14 (2.20%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (1.73%) ISO 9000
6 7 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.63%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.47%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.16%) FATCA
9 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.16%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.16%) COBIT
System Software
1 38 (5.97%) Active Directory
2 30 (4.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.14%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.57%) XenApp
4 10 (1.57%) KVM
5 8 (1.26%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.78%) Xen
6 5 (0.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 4 (0.63%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.47%) vSphere
8 3 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.47%) XenServer
9 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.16%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.16%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (1.88%) SCOM
2 11 (1.73%) Puppet
3 7 (1.10%) SCOrch
4 6 (0.94%) Graphite
4 6 (0.94%) SolarWinds Orion
5 5 (0.78%) WMI
6 4 (0.63%) SCCM
6 4 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.47%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (0.47%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.31%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.31%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.16%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.16%) WSUS
9 1 (0.16%) MOM
9 1 (0.16%) Nagios
9 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 108 (16.95%) Microsoft
2 78 (12.24%) Cisco
3 57 (8.95%) VMware
4 40 (6.28%) Citrix
5 24 (3.77%) Oracle
6 21 (3.30%) Red Hat
6 21 (3.30%) CheckPoint
7 20 (3.14%) IBM
8 14 (2.20%) NetApp
9 13 (2.04%) HP
10 12 (1.88%) Juniper
10 12 (1.88%) Huawei
11 11 (1.73%) BT
11 11 (1.73%) EMC
12 10 (1.57%) Veritas
12 10 (1.57%) 3PAR
13 9 (1.41%) Adobe
14 7 (1.10%) Ericsson
14 7 (1.10%) SolarWinds
15 6 (0.94%) Sun
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Posted: 5 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
i-Systems Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Lewes, East Sussex
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Salary: From £375 to £425 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits!
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits!
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Car + Benefits
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
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City, London
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Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
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Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
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Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £55k - 65k per year + 10% Bonus
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