Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Head of Operations was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 November 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1040 1065 1187
Rank change year-on-year +25 +122 -38
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Operations 123 142 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.073% 0.080% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.082% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 92 123 79
England median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
10th Percentile £56,375 £60,250 £47,392
90th Percentile £114,750 £113,750 £110,250
UK median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £80,000

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 161568 172325 198595
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130662 145385 166655
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,375
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +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 24 November 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 24 November 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 -13 67 £95,000 - 4
South East +63 15 £80,000 +6.67% 2
Midlands +18 15 £75,000 +3.45%
North of England +20 13 £70,000 - 1
East of England +12 10 £75,000 -3.23% 2
East Midlands +28 7 £75,000 +15.38%
West Midlands +3 7 £70,000 +7.69%
North East +9 6 £8,000 -89.84% 1
North West -20 5 £70,000 +7.69%
South West +22 3 £71,250 -5.00% 1
Yorkshire +26 2 £80,000 +30.77%
Head of Operations
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 56 (45.53%) Finance
2 44 (35.77%) ITIL
3 42 (34.15%) Service Delivery
4 35 (28.46%) Windows
5 25 (20.33%) Linux
5 25 (20.33%) Banking
5 25 (20.33%) Incident Management
6 24 (19.51%) VMware
6 24 (19.51%) Information Security
7 22 (17.89%) Asset Management
8 21 (17.07%) Change Management
9 20 (16.26%) Operations Management
9 20 (16.26%) Capacity Planning
10 19 (15.45%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (15.45%) Capacity Management
10 19 (15.45%) Security Operations
10 19 (15.45%) Performance Tuning
10 19 (15.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 19 (15.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (15.45%) SQL Server
11 18 (14.63%) Oracle
11 18 (14.63%) Wealth Management
11 18 (14.63%) Retail Banking
11 18 (14.63%) Investment Banking
11 18 (14.63%) User Experience
12 17 (13.82%) Performance Analysis
12 17 (13.82%) VMware ESXi
12 17 (13.82%) Risk Management
12 17 (13.82%) Unix
12 17 (13.82%) Sybase

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 4 (3.25%) IIS
2 3 (2.44%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.81%) Apache
4 1 (0.81%) nginx
4 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.57%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (10.57%) SaaS
2 7 (5.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.69%) Office 365
3 2 (1.63%) PaaS
4 1 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.38%) TCP/IP
2 12 (9.76%) Internet
3 8 (6.50%) Firewall
4 4 (3.25%) DHCP
4 4 (3.25%) DNS
5 3 (2.44%) LAN
5 3 (2.44%) VLAN
5 3 (2.44%) WAN
5 3 (2.44%) Wireless
6 2 (1.63%) BGP
6 2 (1.63%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.63%) L2TP
6 2 (1.63%) MPLS
6 2 (1.63%) Network Security
6 2 (1.63%) OSPF
6 2 (1.63%) VPN
7 1 (0.81%) IPsec
7 1 (0.81%) SAN
7 1 (0.81%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.63%) Big Data
2 2 (1.63%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.81%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Jenkins
General
1 56 (45.53%) Finance
2 25 (20.33%) Banking
3 18 (14.63%) Investment Banking
3 18 (14.63%) Retail Banking
4 6 (4.88%) Marketing
4 6 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.07%) Retail
6 3 (2.44%) Back Office
6 3 (2.44%) Electronics
6 3 (2.44%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.63%) Law
7 2 (1.63%) Local Government
8 1 (0.81%) Advertising
8 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.81%) Front Office
8 1 (0.81%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.44%) Web Services
2 1 (0.81%) .NET
2 1 (0.81%) LAMP
2 1 (0.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.63%) User Experience
2 14 (11.38%) Data Centre
3 12 (9.76%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.25%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.44%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.63%) Fintech
7 2 (1.63%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.63%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.81%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.81%) Cybercrime
8 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.81%) NHS
8 1 (0.81%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.81%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.81%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 35 (28.46%) Windows
2 25 (20.33%) Linux
3 17 (13.82%) Solaris
3 17 (13.82%) Unix
4 6 (4.88%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.63%) CentOS
5 2 (1.63%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.81%) Android
6 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (35.77%) ITIL
2 42 (34.15%) Service Delivery
3 25 (20.33%) Incident Management
4 24 (19.51%) Information Security
5 22 (17.89%) Asset Management
6 21 (17.07%) Change Management
7 20 (16.26%) Capacity Planning
7 20 (16.26%) Operations Management
8 19 (15.45%) Capacity Management
8 19 (15.45%) Performance Tuning
8 19 (15.45%) Security Operations
8 19 (15.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (14.63%) Wealth Management
10 17 (13.82%) Performance Analysis
10 17 (13.82%) Risk Management
11 15 (12.20%) Service Management
12 14 (11.38%) SIEM
13 13 (10.57%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (10.57%) Cybersecurity
13 13 (10.57%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.69%) C
2 5 (4.07%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.63%) Java
3 2 (1.63%) SQL
4 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.81%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (11.38%) Degree
2 13 (10.57%) CISM
2 13 (10.57%) CISSP
3 11 (8.94%) CISA
4 6 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.63%) MCSE
6 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.81%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (15.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (10.57%) SLA
3 5 (4.07%) ISO 9001
4 4 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (1.63%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.63%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.63%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (15.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (13.82%) VMware ESXi
3 10 (8.13%) Active Directory
4 4 (3.25%) XenApp
5 3 (2.44%) vSphere
6 2 (1.63%) Docker
7 1 (0.81%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (8.94%) FTK
2 5 (4.07%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.44%) Puppet
3 3 (2.44%) WSUS
4 2 (1.63%) CSIRT
4 2 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.81%) Nagios
5 1 (0.81%) Pingdom
5 1 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (19.51%) VMware
2 18 (14.63%) Oracle
3 17 (13.82%) Sybase
4 12 (9.76%) Microsoft
5 10 (8.13%) Cisco
6 5 (4.07%) Juniper
7 4 (3.25%) Citrix
7 4 (3.25%) SAP
8 3 (2.44%) Aruba
8 3 (2.44%) D-Link
9 2 (1.63%) Blue Coat
9 2 (1.63%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.63%) CyberArk
9 2 (1.63%) F5
9 2 (1.63%) ForeScout
9 2 (1.63%) Fortinet
9 2 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.63%) Sun
10 1 (0.81%) Google
10 1 (0.81%) Mitel