Period
to 20 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Head of Operations was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 October 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
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1037 1080 1165
Rank change year-on-year +43 +85 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Operations 114 122 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.070% 0.068% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.070% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 89 107 83
England median annual salary £77,500 £80,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.13% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £55,000 £60,000 £51,900
90th Percentile £110,500 £117,000 £104,500
UK median annual salary £77,500 £80,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year -3.13% - +3.23%

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 156416 173782 199128
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.71% 96.46% 96.53%
Number of salaries quoted 126192 146948 166631
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +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 20 October 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 6 months to 20 October 2017. 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 +23 71 £90,000 -1.37%
Midlands +31 14 £75,000 +15.38%
South East +56 11 £90,000 +44.00% 1
West Midlands +13 8 £72,500 +11.54%
North of England +1 8 £70,000 - 2
East of England 0 7 £60,000 -20.00%
North West -15 6 £67,500 +3.85%
East Midlands +37 5 £80,000 +23.08%
South West - 3 £71,250 -
Yorkshire - 2 £80,000 -
Head of Operations
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 52 (45.61%) Finance
2 47 (41.23%) ITIL
3 43 (37.72%) Service Delivery
4 37 (32.46%) Windows
5 25 (21.93%) Linux
5 25 (21.93%) Banking
5 25 (21.93%) Incident Management
6 24 (21.05%) Information Security
6 24 (21.05%) VMware
7 23 (20.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 22 (19.30%) Asset Management
9 21 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
9 21 (18.42%) Operations Management
9 21 (18.42%) SQL Server
10 20 (17.54%) Change Management
10 20 (17.54%) Capacity Planning
11 19 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
11 19 (16.67%) Security Operations
11 19 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 19 (16.67%) Investment Banking
12 18 (15.79%) Wealth Management
12 18 (15.79%) Retail Banking
12 18 (15.79%) Microsoft
12 18 (15.79%) Oracle
12 18 (15.79%) User Experience
12 18 (15.79%) Capacity Management
13 17 (14.91%) Performance Analysis
13 17 (14.91%) VMware ESXi
13 17 (14.91%) Unix
13 17 (14.91%) Solaris

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 (4.39%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (3.51%) IIS
3 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (1.75%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.75%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.40%) SaaS
2 10 (8.77%) Office 365
3 9 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.75%) PaaS
6 1 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.28%) TCP/IP
2 12 (10.53%) Internet
3 7 (6.14%) Firewall
4 4 (3.51%) DHCP
4 4 (3.51%) DNS
5 3 (2.63%) LAN
5 3 (2.63%) VLAN
5 3 (2.63%) WAN
5 3 (2.63%) Wireless
6 2 (1.75%) BGP
6 2 (1.75%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.75%) L2TP
6 2 (1.75%) MPLS
6 2 (1.75%) Network Security
6 2 (1.75%) OSPF
6 2 (1.75%) Skype
7 1 (0.88%) IPsec
7 1 (0.88%) SAN
7 1 (0.88%) SSL
7 1 (0.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.75%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.88%) Big Data
3 1 (0.88%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.88%) JIRA
General
1 52 (45.61%) Finance
2 25 (21.93%) Banking
3 19 (16.67%) Investment Banking
4 18 (15.79%) Retail Banking
5 7 (6.14%) Retail
6 4 (3.51%) Marketing
7 3 (2.63%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.75%) Back Office
9 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.88%) Law
9 1 (0.88%) Local Government
9 1 (0.88%) Music Industry
9 1 (0.88%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.63%) Web Services
2 1 (0.88%) .NET
2 1 (0.88%) LAMP
2 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.79%) User Experience
2 15 (13.16%) Management Information System
3 13 (11.40%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.63%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.75%) Fintech
6 2 (1.75%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.75%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.88%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.88%) Cybercrime
7 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.88%) NHS
7 1 (0.88%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 37 (32.46%) Windows
2 25 (21.93%) Linux
3 17 (14.91%) Solaris
3 17 (14.91%) Unix
4 5 (4.39%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.75%) CentOS
5 2 (1.75%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.88%) Android
6 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (41.23%) ITIL
2 43 (37.72%) Service Delivery
3 25 (21.93%) Incident Management
4 24 (21.05%) Information Security
5 22 (19.30%) Asset Management
6 21 (18.42%) Operations Management
6 21 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (17.54%) Capacity Planning
7 20 (17.54%) Change Management
8 19 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
8 19 (16.67%) Security Operations
9 18 (15.79%) Capacity Management
9 18 (15.79%) Wealth Management
10 17 (14.91%) Performance Analysis
10 17 (14.91%) Risk Management
10 17 (14.91%) Service Management
11 14 (12.28%) SIEM
12 13 (11.40%) Cybersecurity
12 13 (11.40%) Threat Intelligence
13 11 (9.65%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.77%) C
2 4 (3.51%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.75%) Java
3 2 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (11.40%) CISM
1 13 (11.40%) CISSP
2 11 (9.65%) CISA
3 10 (8.77%) Degree
4 6 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.75%) MCSE
5 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.88%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (20.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (11.40%) SLA
3 9 (7.89%) ISO 9001
4 8 (7.02%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (1.75%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.75%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.75%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (14.91%) VMware ESXi
3 12 (10.53%) Active Directory
4 6 (5.26%) XenApp
5 3 (2.63%) vSphere
6 2 (1.75%) Docker
7 1 (0.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (9.65%) FTK
2 5 (4.39%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.63%) Puppet
3 3 (2.63%) WSUS
4 2 (1.75%) CSIRT
4 2 (1.75%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.88%) Pingdom
5 1 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (21.05%) VMware
2 18 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 18 (15.79%) Oracle
3 17 (14.91%) Sybase
4 10 (8.77%) Cisco
5 6 (5.26%) Citrix
6 5 (4.39%) Juniper
7 3 (2.63%) Aruba
7 3 (2.63%) D-Link
8 2 (1.75%) Blue Coat
8 2 (1.75%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.75%) CyberArk
8 2 (1.75%) F5
8 2 (1.75%) ForeScout
8 2 (1.75%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.75%) Sun
9 1 (0.88%) HP
9 1 (0.88%) IBM
9 1 (0.88%) SAP