The median annual salary for a Head of Operations was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 811 869 882
Rank change year-on-year +58 +13  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Operations 46 40 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.056% 0.043% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.045% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 42 37 39
Median salary £70,000 £80,000 £82,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% -3.03%  
90% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £58,500 £57,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £112,500 £96,000
UK excluding London median salary £71,250 £51,875 £82,500
% change year-on-year +37.34% -37.12%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 79382 89280 100510
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.99% 96.54% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 65298 76096 83752
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Head of Operations
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Head of Operations in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +15 18 £62,500 -21.87% 7
South East +49 5 £70,000 +47.36% 1
East of England 0 5 £60,000 +23.07%
North West - 5 £100,000 - 1
Yorkshire - 4 £70,000 -
South West - 4 £57,500 -
West Midlands - 3 £77,500 -
East Midlands - 2 £100,000 - 2
Head of Operations
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Head of Operations job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Head of Operations in the job title.

1 35 (28.69%) Service Delivery
2 33 (27.05%) ITIL
3 29 (23.77%) IT Strategy
4 24 (19.67%) Microsoft
5 23 (18.85%) Data Centre
6 20 (16.39%) Disaster Recovery
7 19 (15.57%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (14.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 17 (13.93%) Finance
10 15 (12.30%) Service Management
11 14 (11.48%) Windows
11 14 (11.48%) C
11 14 (11.48%) DevOps
12 13 (10.66%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (9.84%) Change Management
13 12 (9.84%) E-Commerce
13 12 (9.84%) Project Management
13 12 (9.84%) Office 365
13 12 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (9.02%) Linux
15 10 (8.20%) Law
15 10 (8.20%) Information Security
15 10 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
15 10 (8.20%) Process Improvement
15 10 (8.20%) SaaS
16 9 (7.38%) High Availability
16 9 (7.38%) VoIP
16 9 (7.38%) ISO 9001
17 8 (6.56%) Management Information System
17 8 (6.56%) Degree

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 6 (4.92%) nginx
2 5 (4.10%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.28%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.28%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.64%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.64%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.82%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.84%) Office 365
2 10 (8.20%) SaaS
3 7 (5.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (4.10%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.46%) Datadog
6 2 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.38%) VoIP
2 7 (5.74%) Firewall
3 6 (4.92%) DNS
3 6 (4.92%) Wireless
4 5 (4.10%) Internet
5 4 (3.28%) CTI
5 4 (3.28%) VPN
6 3 (2.46%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.64%) DHCP
7 2 (1.64%) LAN
7 2 (1.64%) MPLS
7 2 (1.64%) NAS
7 2 (1.64%) SAN
7 2 (1.64%) Skype
7 2 (1.64%) WAN
8 1 (0.82%) 4G
8 1 (0.82%) IPsec
8 1 (0.82%) LLU
8 1 (0.82%) Network Security
8 1 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.92%) MySQL
2 3 (2.46%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.82%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.82%) GIS
4 1 (0.82%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.82%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (0.82%) JIRA
General
1 17 (13.93%) Finance
2 10 (8.20%) Law
3 7 (5.74%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.92%) Retail
5 4 (3.28%) Banking
5 4 (3.28%) Military
6 3 (2.46%) Marketing
7 2 (1.64%) Advertising
8 1 (0.82%) German Language
8 1 (0.82%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.82%) Legal
8 1 (0.82%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.46%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.85%) Data Centre
2 12 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.56%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.92%) Clustering
5 5 (4.10%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.10%) Fintech
6 4 (3.28%) IVR
6 4 (3.28%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.64%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.82%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.82%) CCTV
8 1 (0.82%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.82%) Cybercrime
8 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.82%) FMCG
8 1 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.82%) iPhone
8 1 (0.82%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.48%) Windows
2 11 (9.02%) Linux
3 2 (1.64%) CentOS
3 2 (1.64%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.82%) Debian
4 1 (0.82%) Unix
4 1 (0.82%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (28.69%) Service Delivery
2 33 (27.05%) ITIL
3 29 (23.77%) IT Strategy
4 20 (16.39%) Disaster Recovery
5 19 (15.57%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (12.30%) Service Management
7 14 (11.48%) DevOps
8 13 (10.66%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (9.84%) Change Management
9 12 (9.84%) E-Commerce
9 12 (9.84%) Project Management
10 10 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (8.20%) Information Security
10 10 (8.20%) Process Improvement
11 9 (7.38%) High Availability
12 8 (6.56%) People Management
12 8 (6.56%) Supplier Management
13 7 (5.74%) Configuration Management
14 6 (4.92%) Load Balancing
14 6 (4.92%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.48%) C
2 1 (0.82%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.82%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.82%) Python
2 1 (0.82%) Ruby
2 1 (0.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (6.56%) Degree
2 5 (4.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.46%) MCSE
4 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.64%) CISM
6 1 (0.82%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (7.38%) ISO 9001
3 8 (6.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 5 (4.10%) QA
5 3 (2.46%) SLA
6 1 (0.82%) COBIT
6 1 (0.82%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.82%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (4.92%) Active Directory
1 6 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.46%) vSphere
3 2 (1.64%) Ceph
3 2 (1.64%) Docker
3 2 (1.64%) XenApp
4 1 (0.82%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (5.74%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (4.92%) CFEngine
2 6 (4.92%) Puppet
3 3 (2.46%) ZABBIX
4 2 (1.64%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.64%) Galera Cluster
4 2 (1.64%) logstash
4 2 (1.64%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.82%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 24 (19.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.74%) VMware
3 6 (4.92%) Cisco
4 4 (3.28%) Citrix
4 4 (3.28%) New Relic
5 3 (2.46%) NetApp
6 2 (1.64%) Avaya
6 2 (1.64%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.64%) Oracle
6 2 (1.64%) Percona
6 2 (1.64%) SAP
7 1 (0.82%) Computacenter
7 1 (0.82%) Dell
7 1 (0.82%) IBM
7 1 (0.82%) LANDesk
7 1 (0.82%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.82%) Sun
7 1 (0.82%) TOWER Software
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