Period
to 12 December 2019

The median annual salary for an Operations Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 12 December 2019.

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

Operations Manager
UK > England
6 months to
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 686 755 789
Rank change year-on-year +69 +34 -68
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Manager 355 371 422
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.25% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.26% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 269 287 333
England median annual salary £55,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.38% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £44,750 £41,250
90th Percentile £87,750 £86,750 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £59,500
% change year-on-year -12.00% +5.04% -0.83%

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 117,654 142,229 161,330
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.65% 95.94% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 95,120 115,211 130,829
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +3.16%

Operations Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Operations Manager in England

Operations Manager
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Operations Manager in England

Operations Manager
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Manager in England over the 6 months to 12 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Operations Manager in England

Operations Manager
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Manager within the England region over the 6 months to 12 December 2019. 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 +76 136 £75,000 +7.14% 12
South East +39 71 £52,500 -12.50% 7
Midlands +63 57 £52,500 -19.23% 8
North of England +46 48 £52,500 -4.55% 8
West Midlands +44 41 £55,000 -15.38% 6
North West +24 29 £55,000 -8.33% 4
East of England +57 26 £67,500 -18.18% 4
Yorkshire +25 18 £52,500 -4.55% 4
East Midlands +24 16 £45,000 -30.77% 2
South West +10 15 £55,000 -5.17% 6
North East +14 1 £37,061 -1.17%
Operations Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 2019, Operations Manager 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 Operations Manager in the job title.

1 120 (33.80%) ITIL
2 71 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 69 (19.44%) Finance
4 68 (19.15%) Security Operations
5 66 (18.59%) Service Delivery
6 60 (16.90%) Change Management
7 55 (15.49%) Service Management
8 47 (13.24%) Incident Management
9 44 (12.39%) Information Security
9 44 (12.39%) Security Operations Centre
10 43 (12.11%) Mentoring
10 43 (12.11%) Analytical Skills
11 42 (11.83%) VMware
12 39 (10.99%) Windows
12 39 (10.99%) Degree
13 38 (10.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 37 (10.42%) SLA
15 36 (10.14%) Firewall
15 36 (10.14%) Azure
16 35 (9.86%) CISSP
16 35 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
17 34 (9.58%) Analytics
18 33 (9.30%) Retail
19 32 (9.01%) AWS
20 30 (8.45%) ITSM
21 29 (8.17%) Disaster Recovery
21 29 (8.17%) Cisco
21 29 (8.17%) Cybersecurity
22 28 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
22 28 (7.89%) Operations Management

Operations Manager 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 7 (1.97%) Skype for Business
2 3 (0.85%) IIS
3 2 (0.56%) SAS
4 1 (0.28%) CMS
4 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (2.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.56%) Magento
1 2 (0.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.28%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (0.28%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.28%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 36 (10.14%) Azure
2 32 (9.01%) AWS
3 23 (6.48%) Office 365
4 22 (6.20%) SaaS
5 6 (1.69%) GCP
6 3 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.56%) IaaS
7 2 (0.56%) PaaS
7 2 (0.56%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.28%) CloudSense
8 1 (0.28%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.28%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 36 (10.14%) Firewall
2 15 (4.23%) LAN
3 14 (3.94%) Cisco IPT
3 14 (3.94%) IP Telephony
4 13 (3.66%) WAN
5 9 (2.54%) Wireless
6 7 (1.97%) Skype
7 6 (1.69%) iSCSI
7 6 (1.69%) VoIP
8 3 (0.85%) 4G
8 3 (0.85%) DHCP
8 3 (0.85%) DNS
8 3 (0.85%) Internet
8 3 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.85%) SAN
8 3 (0.85%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.56%) MPLS
9 2 (0.56%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.56%) Network Security
9 2 (0.56%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.41%) BigQuery
1 5 (1.41%) QlikView
2 4 (1.13%) MarkLogic
2 4 (1.13%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.56%) Big Data
3 2 (0.56%) DB2
3 2 (0.56%) MySQL
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.56%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.28%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.28%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.28%) Power BI
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (1.13%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.13%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (0.85%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.56%) CircleCI
3 2 (0.56%) JIRA
3 2 (0.56%) TeamCity
General
1 69 (19.44%) Finance
2 33 (9.30%) Retail
3 24 (6.76%) Telecoms
4 19 (5.35%) Back Office
5 18 (5.07%) Manufacturing
6 16 (4.51%) Marketing
7 12 (3.38%) Front Office
8 10 (2.82%) Banking
9 8 (2.25%) Legal
10 5 (1.41%) Public Sector
10 5 (1.41%) Publishing
11 3 (0.85%) Law
12 2 (0.56%) Advertising
12 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.56%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.28%) Electronics
13 1 (0.28%) French Language
13 1 (0.28%) Local Government
13 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.38%) Web Services
2 4 (1.13%) .NET
2 4 (1.13%) .NET Framework
2 4 (1.13%) ASP.NET
2 4 (1.13%) Laravel
2 4 (1.13%) Spring
2 4 (1.13%) Spring Boot
2 4 (1.13%) Vue.js
3 2 (0.56%) CSS
3 2 (0.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.39%) Security Operations Centre
2 43 (12.11%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (6.48%) Cyberattack
4 19 (5.35%) Data Centre
5 18 (5.07%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (4.51%) Management Information System
7 12 (3.38%) Derivative
7 12 (3.38%) Equities
7 12 (3.38%) Fixed Income
7 12 (3.38%) Greenfield Project
7 12 (3.38%) Hedge funds
7 12 (3.38%) Reference Data
8 11 (3.10%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.97%) CMDB
9 7 (1.97%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.69%) Smart Home
11 5 (1.41%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.41%) Renewable Energy
11 5 (1.41%) Smart Energy
12 4 (1.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (10.99%) Windows
2 15 (4.23%) Unix
3 14 (3.94%) HPUX
4 12 (3.38%) Windows 10
5 11 (3.10%) Windows Server
6 10 (2.82%) Linux
7 9 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.85%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.56%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (33.80%) ITIL
2 68 (19.15%) Security Operations
3 66 (18.59%) Service Delivery
4 60 (16.90%) Change Management
5 55 (15.49%) Service Management
6 47 (13.24%) Incident Management
7 44 (12.39%) Information Security
8 43 (12.11%) Mentoring
9 35 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
10 34 (9.58%) Analytics
11 30 (8.45%) ITSM
12 29 (8.17%) Cybersecurity
12 29 (8.17%) Disaster Recovery
13 28 (7.89%) Operations Management
13 28 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
14 27 (7.61%) Continuous Improvement
14 27 (7.61%) Line Management
15 25 (7.04%) Decision-Making
16 24 (6.76%) Regulatory Compliance
17 23 (6.48%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 27 (7.61%) SQL
2 8 (2.25%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.69%) Bash Shell
3 6 (1.69%) PHP
4 5 (1.41%) MATLAB
4 5 (1.41%) Python
5 4 (1.13%) Java
6 2 (0.56%) C
6 2 (0.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 39 (10.99%) Degree
2 35 (9.86%) CISSP
3 19 (5.35%) CEH
4 17 (4.79%) ITIL Certification
5 15 (4.23%) CISM
6 14 (3.94%) GCIA
6 14 (3.94%) GCIH
7 13 (3.66%) CompTIA Security+
8 9 (2.54%) CCNP
8 9 (2.54%) CISA
8 9 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (2.25%) AWS Certification
9 8 (2.25%) GIAC
9 8 (2.25%) MCSE
10 5 (1.41%) CCNA
10 5 (1.41%) MCP
10 5 (1.41%) MCSA
11 3 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.85%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (10.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (10.42%) SLA
3 26 (7.32%) COBIT
4 22 (6.20%) GDPR
5 15 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 14 (3.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (3.38%) Data Quality
8 11 (3.10%) PCI DSS
9 9 (2.54%) QA
10 8 (2.25%) PMO
11 6 (1.69%) Actionable Recommendations
12 5 (1.41%) NIST
13 3 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
13 3 (0.85%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.56%) NIST 800
15 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 1 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 1 (0.28%) JSP 440
15 1 (0.28%) NCSC
System Software
1 18 (5.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (3.38%) Hyper-V
3 8 (2.25%) vSphere
4 6 (1.69%) NDS
4 6 (1.69%) VMware Server
5 5 (1.41%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.41%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.85%) Docker
6 3 (0.85%) XenApp
7 2 (0.56%) Xen
7 2 (0.56%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (3.10%) Terraform
2 8 (2.25%) Ansible
2 8 (2.25%) Puppet
3 5 (1.41%) Kibana
4 4 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.13%) Packer
5 2 (0.56%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 2 (0.56%) CSIRT
5 2 (0.56%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.28%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.28%) SCCM
6 1 (0.28%) SCOM
6 1 (0.28%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 71 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 42 (11.83%) VMware
3 29 (8.17%) Cisco
4 26 (7.32%) Citrix
5 16 (4.51%) Oracle
6 14 (3.94%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (3.38%) Bloomberg
8 10 (2.82%) AlienVault
8 10 (2.82%) Fortinet
9 9 (2.54%) Aruba
10 8 (2.25%) HP
10 8 (2.25%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.69%) Fujitsu
11 6 (1.69%) Juniper
11 6 (1.69%) Micro Focus
11 6 (1.69%) Nimble Storage
11 6 (1.69%) Sophos
12 5 (1.41%) Tableau
13 3 (0.85%) Huawei
13 3 (0.85%) Veeam