The median annual salary for a Chief Operating Officer was £117,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 864 942 983
Rank change year-on-year +78 +41  
Permanent jobs requiring a Chief Operating Officer 10 5 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.005% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.005% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 5
Median salary £117,500 £120,000 £100,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.08% +20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £91,500 £95,000 £75,000
10% offered a salary of more than £158,000 £145,000 £123,000
UK excluding London median salary £117,500 £95,000 -
% change year-on-year +23.68% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85218 95218 107157
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.54% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 69700 80264 88299
Median salary £46,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.12% +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Chief Operating Officer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Chief Operating Officer in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Chief Operating Officer in the UK

Chief Operating Officer
Top 7 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +57 10 £117,500 -2.08% 2
London +37 7 £120,000 -17.24% 2
South West +9 1 £117,500 +23.68%
Gloucestershire +8 1 £117,500 +23.68%
South East - 1 £60,000 -
Oxford - 1 £60,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £60,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 10 (66.67%) Finance
2 7 (46.67%) Fintech
3 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) Legal
4 4 (26.67%) Banking
5 3 (20.00%) Programme Management
5 3 (20.00%) Strategic Planning
5 3 (20.00%) Business Development
5 3 (20.00%) Online Gambling
5 3 (20.00%) Time Management
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (20.00%) SaaS
5 3 (20.00%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
5 3 (20.00%) Resource Allocation
6 2 (13.33%) Blockchain
6 2 (13.33%) High Availability
6 2 (13.33%) DevOps
6 2 (13.33%) Project Management
6 2 (13.33%) Change Management
6 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
6 2 (13.33%) Marketing
7 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (6.67%) Retail
7 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
7 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
7 1 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (6.67%) Operations Management
7 1 (6.67%) JIRA

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:

Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) SaaS
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 10 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
2 4 (26.67%) Legal
3 2 (13.33%) Marketing
3 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (6.67%) Electronics
4 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (6.67%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Fintech
2 3 (20.00%) Online Gambling
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 3 (20.00%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
2 3 (20.00%) Business Development
2 3 (20.00%) Programme Management
2 3 (20.00%) Resource Allocation
2 3 (20.00%) Strategic Planning
2 3 (20.00%) Time Management
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
3 2 (13.33%) DevOps
3 2 (13.33%) High Availability
3 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Analytics
4 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analytics
4 1 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Operations Management
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) SAP