Period
to 23 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Head of Operations was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Head of Operations
UK > England
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1021 1044 1113
Rank change year-on-year +23 +69 +55
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Operations 97 121 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.063% 0.073% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.076% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 65 96 87
England median annual salary £77,500 £77,500 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.13% -
10th Percentile £60,000 £54,375 £60,000
90th Percentile £117,500 £107,500 £115,000
UK median annual salary £76,250 £76,250 £80,000
% change year-on-year - -4.69% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 148,183 158,308 176,862
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.10% 95.95% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 120,308 127,808 150,040
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Head of Operations
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Head of Operations in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Head of Operations in England

Head of Operations
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Head of Operations in England.

Salary trend for Head of Operations in England

Head of Operations
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Operations in England over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Head of Operations in England

Head of Operations
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Operations within the England region over the 6 months to 23 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +31 54 £95,000 +16.92% 3
South East +5 17 £72,500 -4.92% 2
Midlands +27 15 £93,500 +24.67% 3
West Midlands +28 11 £82,000 +9.33% 2
East of England +22 5 £67,500 +12.50%
East Midlands +5 4 £105,000 +23.53% 1
South West -5 3 £70,000 -1.75% 1
North of England +23 2 £77,500 +8.77% 2
North West +17 2 £77,500 -10.14% 2
Head of Operations
UK

Head of Operations Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, Head of Operations job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring Head of Operations in the job title.

1 43 (44.33%) ITIL
2 41 (42.27%) Finance
3 35 (36.08%) Service Delivery
4 31 (31.96%) Service Management
4 31 (31.96%) Data Centre
5 26 (26.80%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (19.59%) Change Management
6 19 (19.59%) Windows
7 18 (18.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (14.43%) Microsoft Azure
8 14 (14.43%) Performance Management
8 14 (14.43%) Microsoft
8 14 (14.43%) SLA
9 12 (12.37%) Active Directory
9 12 (12.37%) Project Management
9 12 (12.37%) Problem Management
9 12 (12.37%) VMware
10 11 (11.34%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (11.34%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (11.34%) Office 365
11 10 (10.31%) People Management
11 10 (10.31%) Degree
11 10 (10.31%) Banking
11 10 (10.31%) Incident Management
12 9 (9.28%) Data Analysis
12 9 (9.28%) Retail Banking
12 9 (9.28%) Private Banking
12 9 (9.28%) Risk Analysis
12 9 (9.28%) SaaS
12 9 (9.28%) Windows Server

Head of Operations Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (8.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.03%) Apache
2 1 (1.03%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (11.34%) Office 365
3 9 (9.28%) SaaS
4 5 (5.15%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.06%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.03%) Google App Engine
6 1 (1.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.15%) WAN
2 4 (4.12%) LAN
3 3 (3.09%) Firewall
3 3 (3.09%) VPN
3 3 (3.09%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.06%) FTP
4 2 (2.06%) Internet
4 2 (2.06%) IPsec
4 2 (2.06%) Network Security
5 1 (1.03%) BGP
5 1 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.03%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.03%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.03%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.03%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.03%) NX-OS
5 1 (1.03%) OSPF
5 1 (1.03%) SSL
5 1 (1.03%) VoIP
5 1 (1.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.03%) Endeca
1 1 (1.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.03%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.03%) Selenium
General
1 41 (42.27%) Finance
2 10 (10.31%) Banking
3 9 (9.28%) Private Banking
3 9 (9.28%) Retail Banking
4 8 (8.25%) Telecoms
5 5 (5.15%) Games
6 4 (4.12%) Retail
7 2 (2.06%) Law
7 2 (2.06%) Marketing
7 2 (2.06%) Military
8 1 (1.03%) Advertising
8 1 (1.03%) Legal
8 1 (1.03%) Local Government
8 1 (1.03%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.03%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (1.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (31.96%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.25%) Microsoft Licensing
3 5 (5.15%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.12%) Virtual Team
5 3 (3.09%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (2.06%) Fintech
6 2 (2.06%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.03%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (1.03%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.03%) PMI
7 1 (1.03%) Podcast
7 1 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (19.59%) Windows
2 9 (9.28%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (44.33%) ITIL
2 35 (36.08%) Service Delivery
3 31 (31.96%) Service Management
4 26 (26.80%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (19.59%) Change Management
6 18 (18.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (14.43%) Performance Management
8 12 (12.37%) Problem Management
8 12 (12.37%) Project Management
9 10 (10.31%) Incident Management
9 10 (10.31%) People Management
10 9 (9.28%) Data Analysis
10 9 (9.28%) Risk Analysis
11 8 (8.25%) Software Licensing
12 7 (7.22%) Problem-Solving
13 6 (6.19%) Line Management
13 6 (6.19%) Scrum
13 6 (6.19%) Security Operations
13 6 (6.19%) Service Design
13 6 (6.19%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.12%) C
2 1 (1.03%) C#
2 1 (1.03%) C++
2 1 (1.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (11.34%) ITIL Certification
2 10 (10.31%) Degree
3 3 (3.09%) Master's Degree
4 2 (2.06%) CISSP
4 2 (2.06%) GIAC
4 2 (2.06%) MBA
4 2 (2.06%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.03%) CEH
5 1 (1.03%) CISM
5 1 (1.03%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.03%) GCIA
5 1 (1.03%) GCIH
5 1 (1.03%) PMP
5 1 (1.03%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (1.03%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.43%) SLA
2 2 (2.06%) COBIT
2 2 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.06%) PMO
2 2 (2.06%) QA
3 1 (1.03%) GDPR
3 1 (1.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (12.37%) Active Directory
2 11 (11.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.25%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.06%) CASB
2 1 (1.03%) Ansible
2 1 (1.03%) CSIRT
2 1 (1.03%) Kibana
2 1 (1.03%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.03%) Puppet
2 1 (1.03%) QRadar
2 1 (1.03%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (14.43%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.37%) VMware
3 4 (4.12%) SAP
3 4 (4.12%) ServiceNow
4 3 (3.09%) Cisco
4 3 (3.09%) Citrix
4 3 (3.09%) Google
5 2 (2.06%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.06%) F5
5 2 (2.06%) Qualys
6 1 (1.03%) CyberArk
6 1 (1.03%) Forcepoint
6 1 (1.03%) IBM
6 1 (1.03%) Juniper
6 1 (1.03%) Openreach
6 1 (1.03%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.03%) Symantec
6 1 (1.03%) Trend Micro
6 1 (1.03%) Virgin Media
6 1 (1.03%) Xerox