Period
to 20 January 2019

The median annual salary for an Operations Manager was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 752 794 707
Rank change year-on-year +42 -87 +104
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Manager 328 364 507
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.22% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.23% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 262 286 390
England median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £62,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% -7.26% +12.73%
10th Percentile £46,250 £38,695 £41,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £80,625 £85,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £62,000
% change year-on-year +13.04% -7.26% +12.73%

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 133,369 155,858 161,404
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.14% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 107,696 127,741 135,329
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,296 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +35 143 £66,250 +10.42% 24
South East +56 82 £60,000 - 10
East of England +42 32 £82,500 +43.48% 3
Midlands +18 28 £65,000 +8.33% 3
North of England -7 28 £52,500 +8.25% 5
North West +10 22 £57,500 +4.55% 3
West Midlands +35 20 £65,000 +8.33% 2
South West +24 15 £55,500 -26.00% 6
East Midlands +18 8 £65,000 +23.22% 1
Yorkshire +18 6 £50,000 +100.00% 1
Operations Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 114 (34.76%) ITIL
2 75 (22.87%) Finance
3 63 (19.21%) Service Management
4 57 (17.38%) Windows
5 56 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
6 46 (14.02%) Incident Management
7 41 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 40 (12.20%) SLA
9 39 (11.89%) People Management
10 38 (11.59%) Data Centre
10 38 (11.59%) Linux
11 37 (11.28%) Agile Software Development
12 35 (10.67%) Project Management
12 35 (10.67%) Security Operations
12 35 (10.67%) Office 365
13 32 (9.76%) Information Security
13 32 (9.76%) Firewall
13 32 (9.76%) Telecoms
14 31 (9.45%) Active Directory
14 31 (9.45%) Cybersecurity
14 31 (9.45%) Microsoft Azure
14 31 (9.45%) Problem-Solving
15 30 (9.15%) Problem Management
16 29 (8.84%) Amazon AWS
16 29 (8.84%) Tech Ops
17 27 (8.23%) Cisco
17 27 (8.23%) Service Delivery
18 26 (7.93%) Disaster Recovery
18 26 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
19 25 (7.62%) Coaching

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 8 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.83%) IIS
3 5 (1.52%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.91%) Confluence
5 3 (0.91%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.91%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.61%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.61%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.61%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 15 (4.57%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.91%) Eloqua
1 3 (0.91%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 35 (10.67%) Office 365
2 31 (9.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (8.84%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (3.66%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (2.44%) IaaS
6 7 (2.13%) PaaS
6 7 (2.13%) SaaS
7 5 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.91%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.91%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (0.61%) Slack
11 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.30%) G Suite
11 1 (0.30%) GitHub
11 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 32 (9.76%) Firewall
2 22 (6.71%) Wi-Fi
3 19 (5.79%) WAN
4 17 (5.18%) VPN
5 16 (4.88%) DNS
6 15 (4.57%) Internet
7 14 (4.27%) DHCP
8 13 (3.96%) LAN
8 13 (3.96%) Network Security
9 11 (3.35%) VoIP
9 11 (3.35%) Wireless
10 10 (3.05%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (3.05%) TCP/IP
11 8 (2.44%) Cisco PIX
11 8 (2.44%) DWDM
11 8 (2.44%) MPLS
12 6 (1.83%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (1.22%) MVNO
14 3 (0.91%) PBX
15 2 (0.61%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.96%) Big Data
2 7 (2.13%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.52%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (0.61%) Power BI
5 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (2.13%) Jenkins
1 7 (2.13%) JIRA
2 1 (0.30%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.30%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.30%) Subversion
2 1 (0.30%) TeamCity
General
1 75 (22.87%) Finance
2 32 (9.76%) Telecoms
3 20 (6.10%) Retail
4 13 (3.96%) Banking
5 11 (3.35%) Marketing
6 9 (2.74%) Back Office
6 9 (2.74%) Billing
6 9 (2.74%) Law
7 8 (2.44%) Legal
8 5 (1.52%) Advertising
8 5 (1.52%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.61%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.61%) Games
10 1 (0.30%) Automotive
10 1 (0.30%) Local Government
10 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.22%) Web Services
2 3 (0.91%) Middleware
2 3 (0.91%) REST
2 3 (0.91%) XML
3 2 (0.61%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (11.59%) Data Centre
2 26 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (6.71%) Management Information System
4 15 (4.57%) Cyberattack
5 14 (4.27%) Fintech
6 10 (3.05%) Cybercrime
6 10 (3.05%) Security Operations Centre
7 9 (2.74%) Data Structures
7 9 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (2.44%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.83%) BYOD
9 6 (1.83%) Private Cloud
9 6 (1.83%) Social Media
10 5 (1.52%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.52%) Smart City
11 4 (1.22%) PKI
11 4 (1.22%) User Experience
12 3 (0.91%) Handset
12 3 (0.91%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 57 (17.38%) Windows
2 38 (11.59%) Linux
3 14 (4.27%) Windows Server
4 11 (3.35%) Unix
5 10 (3.05%) Windows 7
6 9 (2.74%) Windows 10
6 9 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.61%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.61%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.30%) AIX
10 1 (0.30%) Android
10 1 (0.30%) Debian
10 1 (0.30%) Solaris
10 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (34.76%) ITIL
2 63 (19.21%) Service Management
3 56 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
4 46 (14.02%) Incident Management
5 39 (11.89%) People Management
6 37 (11.28%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (10.67%) Project Management
7 35 (10.67%) Security Operations
8 32 (9.76%) Information Security
9 31 (9.45%) Cybersecurity
9 31 (9.45%) Problem-Solving
10 30 (9.15%) Problem Management
11 29 (8.84%) Tech Ops
12 27 (8.23%) Service Delivery
13 26 (7.93%) Disaster Recovery
14 25 (7.62%) Coaching
15 24 (7.32%) ITSM
16 23 (7.01%) Change Management
16 23 (7.01%) Continuous Improvement
16 23 (7.01%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.66%) SQL
2 7 (2.13%) C
3 3 (0.91%) Python
4 2 (0.61%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.61%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.30%) C++
5 1 (0.30%) Java
5 1 (0.30%) Perl
5 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (7.32%) CISSP
1 24 (7.32%) Degree
2 22 (6.71%) CISM
3 19 (5.79%) ITIL Certification
4 13 (3.96%) CEH
5 11 (3.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (2.74%) CCNP
6 9 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.44%) MCSE
8 5 (1.52%) CISA
9 4 (1.22%) HND
9 4 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (1.22%) Security Cleared
10 3 (0.91%) CHFI
10 3 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.91%) CRISC
10 3 (0.91%) MCDST
10 3 (0.91%) SANS
11 2 (0.61%) IISP
11 2 (0.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (12.20%) SLA
2 16 (4.88%) GDPR
3 12 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (2.74%) COBIT
5 6 (1.83%) PCI DSS
6 4 (1.22%) PMO
7 3 (0.91%) ISO 22301
8 2 (0.61%) BS25999
8 2 (0.61%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.30%) EMIR
9 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.30%) MiFID
9 1 (0.30%) QA
System Software
1 31 (9.45%) Active Directory
2 20 (6.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.66%) vSphere
4 11 (3.35%) Docker
5 9 (2.74%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (1.83%) XenApp
7 5 (1.52%) Hyper-V
8 4 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.91%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.91%) Firmware
9 3 (0.91%) Snort
9 3 (0.91%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.61%) vCloud
11 1 (0.30%) Ceph
11 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 19 (5.79%) SCCM
2 13 (3.96%) Kubernetes
3 9 (2.74%) Terraform
4 8 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (2.44%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (2.44%) Nessus
5 7 (2.13%) Puppet
6 6 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.52%) SCOM
8 4 (1.22%) WSUS
9 3 (0.91%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.91%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.91%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.91%) OSSEC
9 3 (0.91%) RSA enVision
10 1 (0.30%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 41 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 27 (8.23%) Cisco
3 25 (7.62%) VMware
4 21 (6.40%) Citrix
5 20 (6.10%) Oracle
6 17 (5.18%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (3.66%) McAfee
8 11 (3.35%) Splunk
9 9 (2.74%) Qualys
9 9 (2.74%) SolarWinds
10 8 (2.44%) CyberArk
11 7 (2.13%) ArcSight
12 6 (1.83%) Juniper
12 6 (1.83%) Sybase
13 4 (1.22%) CheckPoint
13 4 (1.22%) F5
13 4 (1.22%) HP
14 3 (0.91%) 3PAR
14 3 (0.91%) Acme Packet
14 3 (0.91%) Aruba