Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Chief Operating Officer was £107,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1184 1194 1291
Rank change year-on-year +10 +97 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Chief Operating Officer 14 24 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.013% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.013% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 4 20 13
UK median annual salary £107,500 £140,000 £100,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.21% +40.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £64,625 £85,000 £71,000
90th Percentile £136,750 £238,750 £115,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £92,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year -37.84% +32.14% -15.15%

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 170720 182020 210826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136880 152336 175085
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Chief Operating Officer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Chief Operating Officer in the UK

Chief Operating Officer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Chief Operating Officer.

Salary trend for Chief Operating Officer in the UK

Chief Operating Officer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Chief Operating Officer over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Chief Operating Officer in the UK

Chief Operating Officer
Top 5 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 19 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
England +32 14 £107,500 -23.21% 1
London +1 12 £107,500 -23.21% 1
UK excluding London +34 1 £57,500 -37.84%
North of England +1 1 £57,500 -36.11%
North West -4 1 £57,500 -36.11%

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Chief Operating Officer 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 featuring Chief Operating Officer in the job title.

1 12 (85.71%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Business Development
2 6 (42.86%) Fintech
3 5 (35.71%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
3 5 (35.71%) Resource Allocation
3 5 (35.71%) Marketing
3 5 (35.71%) Time Management
3 5 (35.71%) Revenue Management
3 5 (35.71%) Risk Management
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (35.71%) Strategic Planning
4 4 (28.57%) Machine Learning
4 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (28.57%) SaaS
4 4 (28.57%) Logistics
4 4 (28.57%) Degree
4 4 (28.57%) Blockchain
5 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.14%) Banking
6 1 (7.14%) Retail
6 1 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (7.14%) Legal
6 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
6 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
6 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
6 1 (7.14%) iPad

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 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Blockchain
General
1 12 (85.71%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Legal
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Fintech
2 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.14%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Business Development
2 5 (35.71%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
2 5 (35.71%) Resource Allocation
2 5 (35.71%) Revenue Management
2 5 (35.71%) Risk Management
2 5 (35.71%) Strategic Planning
2 5 (35.71%) Time Management
3 4 (28.57%) Logistics
3 4 (28.57%) Machine Learning
4 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.14%) High Availability
5 1 (7.14%) Market Segmentation
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
5 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
5 1 (7.14%) Product Management
5 1 (7.14%) Programme Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Project Governance
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) PMO
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft