Period
to 9 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Chief Operating Officer was £100,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

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

Chief Operating Officer
UK
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 862 937 1123
Rank change year-on-year +75 +186 +73
Permanent jobs requiring a Chief Operating Officer 13 1 7
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.001% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.001% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 3
10th Percentile £63,500 " "
25th Percentile £82,500 " £92,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £100,000 £200,000 £105,000
Median % change year-on-year -50.00% +90.48% -10.64%
75th Percentile £140,000 " £117,500
90th Percentile £156,000 " "
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 81,760 95,468 139,836
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.79% 95.32% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 63,204 77,502 112,204
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,000 £38,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,688 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,173 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.88% +2.61% -

Chief Operating Officer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Chief Operating Officer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Chief Operating Officer in the UK

Chief Operating Officer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Chief Operating Officer.

Salary trend for Chief Operating Officer in the UK

Chief Operating Officer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Chief Operating Officer over the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Chief Operating Officer in the UK

Chief Operating Officer
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Chief Operating Officer within the UK over the 6 months to 9 May 2021. 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
England +78 12 £97,500 -51.25% 2
London +67 9 £100,000 -50.00%
Work from Home - 3 £107,500 -
UK excluding London - 3 £55,000 - 2
North of England - 1 £55,000 -
East of England - 1 - -
North West - 1 £55,000 -
South East - 1 - - 1

Chief Operating Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 May 2021, Chief Operating Officer 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 featuring Chief Operating Officer in the job title.

1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 6 (46.15%) Social Skills
3 5 (38.46%) Degree
4 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (30.77%) Legal
4 4 (30.77%) Project Management
4 4 (30.77%) Asset Management
5 3 (23.08%) Time Management
6 2 (15.38%) PayPal
6 2 (15.38%) Fintech
6 2 (15.38%) Artificial Intelligence
6 2 (15.38%) Strategic Planning
6 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (15.38%) Banking
6 2 (15.38%) Publishing
6 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
6 2 (15.38%) Public Speaking
6 2 (15.38%) Marketing
6 2 (15.38%) Digital Banking
6 2 (15.38%) Requirements Gathering
6 2 (15.38%) Strategic Thinking
6 2 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (15.38%) UCITS
7 1 (7.69%) Due Diligence
7 1 (7.69%) YouTube
7 1 (7.69%) Content Strategy
7 1 (7.69%) Proactive Management
7 1 (7.69%) Performance Measurement
7 1 (7.69%) Decision-Making
7 1 (7.69%) Self-Motivation

Chief Operating Officer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 1 (7.69%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 6 (46.15%) Social Skills
3 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (30.77%) Legal
4 2 (15.38%) Banking
4 2 (15.38%) Marketing
4 2 (15.38%) Public Speaking
4 2 (15.38%) Publishing
5 1 (7.69%) Billing
5 1 (7.69%) Front Office
5 1 (7.69%) Influencing Skills
5 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
5 1 (7.69%) Online Betting
5 1 (7.69%) Organisational Skills
5 1 (7.69%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (7.69%) Digital Media
2 1 (7.69%) EPoS
2 1 (7.69%) Equities
2 1 (7.69%) Fixed Income
2 1 (7.69%) Hedge funds
2 1 (7.69%) Online Gambling
2 1 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Asset Management
1 4 (30.77%) Project Management
2 3 (23.08%) Time Management
3 2 (15.38%) Artificial Intelligence
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (15.38%) Digital Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Fintech
3 2 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (15.38%) Requirements Gathering
3 2 (15.38%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (15.38%) Strategic Thinking
4 1 (7.69%) Analytical Thinking
4 1 (7.69%) Business Transformation
4 1 (7.69%) Client Onboarding
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Attribution
4 1 (7.69%) Pricing Strategy
4 1 (7.69%) Process Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) Regulatory Compliance
4 1 (7.69%) Resource Allocation
4 1 (7.69%) Single Customer View
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ACCA
2 1 (7.69%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) UCITS
2 1 (7.69%) AIFMD
2 1 (7.69%) ISAE 3402
2 1 (7.69%) MiFID
2 1 (7.69%) SAS 70
2 1 (7.69%) SOC 1
2 1 (7.69%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) PayPal
2 1 (7.69%) Vermilion
2 1 (7.69%) YouTube