Period
to 19 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Head of Operations was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1019 978 1156
Rank change year-on-year -41 +178 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Operations 135 174 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.082% 0.11% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.11% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 89 150 92
England median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
10th Percentile £61,250 £54,575 £47,245
90th Percentile £115,000 £106,625 £130,000
UK median annual salary £77,500 £80,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year -3.13% - -

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 158,091 157,924 191,729
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 96.49% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 130,611 132,157 161,918
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -47 52 £95,000 +11.76% 5
South East +29 27 £75,000 +3.45% 4
North of England -10 22 £72,500 -19.44% 1
Midlands -2 16 £75,000 +3.45%
North East -12 13 £72,500 -7.94%
East of England +4 12 £80,000 -
West Midlands -7 10 £65,000 -
Yorkshire +24 6 £72,500 +18.51%
South West 0 6 £77,500 +44.16%
East Midlands +10 5 £75,000 +15.38%
North West -26 3 £72,500 -19.44% 1
Head of Operations
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 48 (35.56%) Finance
2 47 (34.81%) ITIL
3 37 (27.41%) Service Delivery
4 31 (22.96%) Windows
5 27 (20.00%) Linux
5 27 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
6 25 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (17.78%) Cloud Operations
8 22 (16.30%) Banking
9 21 (15.56%) Capacity Planning
10 20 (14.81%) SLA
10 20 (14.81%) Service Management
10 20 (14.81%) Project Management
11 18 (13.33%) Asset Management
11 18 (13.33%) VMware
11 18 (13.33%) Retail Banking
12 17 (12.59%) Telecoms
13 16 (11.85%) Change Management
13 16 (11.85%) Waterfall
13 16 (11.85%) Microsoft Azure
13 16 (11.85%) Continuous Improvement
13 16 (11.85%) Capacity Management
13 16 (11.85%) Performance Tuning
13 16 (11.85%) PMO
14 15 (11.11%) Wealth Management
14 15 (11.11%) Oracle
14 15 (11.11%) SQL Server
14 15 (11.11%) Investment Banking
14 15 (11.11%) Operations Management
15 14 (10.37%) Marketing

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 5 (3.70%) Apache
2 4 (2.96%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.48%) IIS
4 1 (0.74%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.74%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 27 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (11.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (8.89%) SaaS
4 10 (7.41%) Office 365
5 7 (5.19%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (2.96%) Yammer
7 2 (1.48%) PaaS
8 1 (0.74%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.93%) LAN
1 8 (5.93%) WAN
2 7 (5.19%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (4.44%) Internet
3 6 (4.44%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.70%) Firewall
5 4 (2.96%) Skype
6 2 (1.48%) Network Security
7 1 (0.74%) DHCP
7 1 (0.74%) DNS
7 1 (0.74%) SAN
7 1 (0.74%) VLAN
7 1 (0.74%) VPN
7 1 (0.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.48%) Big Data
3 1 (0.74%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
General
1 48 (35.56%) Finance
2 22 (16.30%) Banking
3 18 (13.33%) Retail Banking
4 17 (12.59%) Telecoms
5 15 (11.11%) Investment Banking
6 14 (10.37%) Marketing
7 9 (6.67%) Electronics
7 9 (6.67%) Manufacturing
8 4 (2.96%) Back Office
8 4 (2.96%) Law
9 3 (2.22%) Local Government
9 3 (2.22%) Retail
10 1 (0.74%) Advertising
10 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.74%) Front Office
10 1 (0.74%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.74%) LAMP
1 1 (0.74%) Web Services
1 1 (0.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.37%) Data Centre
1 14 (10.37%) User Experience
2 9 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.93%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (3.70%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.48%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.48%) CMDB
5 2 (1.48%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.48%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.74%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.74%) Clustering
6 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.74%) Fintech
6 1 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.74%) NHS
6 1 (0.74%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.74%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.74%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.74%) Robotics
6 1 (0.74%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 31 (22.96%) Windows
2 27 (20.00%) Linux
3 14 (10.37%) Solaris
3 14 (10.37%) Unix
4 8 (5.93%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (34.81%) ITIL
2 37 (27.41%) Service Delivery
3 25 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (17.78%) Cloud Operations
5 21 (15.56%) Capacity Planning
6 20 (14.81%) Project Management
6 20 (14.81%) Service Management
7 18 (13.33%) Asset Management
8 16 (11.85%) Capacity Management
8 16 (11.85%) Change Management
8 16 (11.85%) Continuous Improvement
8 16 (11.85%) Performance Tuning
8 16 (11.85%) Waterfall
9 15 (11.11%) Operations Management
9 15 (11.11%) Wealth Management
10 14 (10.37%) Incident Management
10 14 (10.37%) Performance Analysis
10 14 (10.37%) Security Operations
10 14 (10.37%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (9.63%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.44%) Java
2 2 (1.48%) C
2 2 (1.48%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.74%) Python
3 1 (0.74%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (8.89%) Degree
2 9 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (5.19%) CISM
3 7 (5.19%) CISSP
4 6 (4.44%) CISA
5 4 (2.96%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 3 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.48%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.74%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (14.81%) SLA
2 16 (11.85%) PMO
3 11 (8.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (5.93%) QA
5 3 (2.22%) GDPR
5 3 (2.22%) PSD2
6 2 (1.48%) COBIT
7 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (10.37%) VMware ESXi
1 14 (10.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (5.93%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.96%) Docker
4 2 (1.48%) XenApp
5 1 (0.74%) vSphere
5 1 (0.74%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (4.44%) FTK
2 3 (2.22%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.22%) Marathon
2 3 (2.22%) Mesos
3 1 (0.74%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.74%) Nagios
3 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.74%) Puppet
3 1 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.74%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (13.33%) VMware
2 15 (11.11%) Oracle
3 14 (10.37%) Sybase
4 10 (7.41%) SAP
5 7 (5.19%) Google
6 4 (2.96%) Cisco
7 3 (2.22%) CyberArk
7 3 (2.22%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.48%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.48%) Citrix
8 2 (1.48%) Trend Micro
9 1 (0.74%) Aruba
9 1 (0.74%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.74%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.74%) HP
9 1 (0.74%) Juniper
9 1 (0.74%) Mitel
9 1 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.74%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.74%) Sun