Period
to 24 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Chief Operating Officer was £100,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 July 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 972 - 1105
Rank change year-on-year - +1105 +98
Permanent jobs requiring a Chief Operating Officer 15 0 15
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% - 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% - 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 8
10th Percentile £80,500 " £91,750
25th Percentile £92,500 " £92,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £100,000 - £95,000
75th Percentile £130,000 " £97,500
90th Percentile £151,000 " £103,500
UK excluding London median annual salary - - -

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 103,220 67,273 138,654
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.23% 95.03% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 73,547 54,887 112,038
10th Percentile £31,875 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 24 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Chief Operating Officer in the UK

Chief Operating Officer
Top 6 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 24 July 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 - 15 £100,000 -
London - 9 £100,000 -
UK excluding London - 6 - -
South East - 5 - -
Work from Home - 3 £107,500 -
East of England - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (33.33%) SaaS
3 5 (33.33%) Telesales
3 5 (33.33%) Campaign Management
3 5 (33.33%) Single Customer View
3 5 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 5 (33.33%) ERP
3 5 (33.33%) B2C
3 5 (33.33%) EPoS
3 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (33.33%) Logistics
3 5 (33.33%) Social Skills
4 4 (26.67%) Asset Management
4 4 (26.67%) Project Management
4 4 (26.67%) Legal
4 4 (26.67%) Degree
5 3 (20.00%) Time Management
5 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (13.33%) PayPal
6 2 (13.33%) Fintech
6 2 (13.33%) Strategic Thinking
6 2 (13.33%) Banking
6 2 (13.33%) Publishing
6 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
6 2 (13.33%) Public Speaking
6 2 (13.33%) Digital Banking
6 2 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (13.33%) UCITS
6 2 (13.33%) Inclusion and Diversity

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 (6.67%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) SaaS
General
1 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 5 (33.33%) Social Skills
3 4 (26.67%) Legal
4 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (13.33%) Banking
5 2 (13.33%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 2 (13.33%) Public Speaking
5 2 (13.33%) Publishing
6 1 (6.67%) Billing
6 1 (6.67%) Front Office
6 1 (6.67%) Marketing
6 1 (6.67%) Online Betting
6 1 (6.67%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) EPoS
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) Digital Media
3 1 (6.67%) Equities
3 1 (6.67%) Fixed Income
3 1 (6.67%) Hedge funds
3 1 (6.67%) Online Gambling
3 1 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (33.33%) B2C
2 5 (33.33%) Campaign Management
2 5 (33.33%) ERP
2 5 (33.33%) Logistics
2 5 (33.33%) Single Customer View
2 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (33.33%) Telesales
3 4 (26.67%) Asset Management
3 4 (26.67%) Project Management
4 3 (20.00%) Time Management
5 2 (13.33%) Digital Banking
5 2 (13.33%) Fintech
5 2 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (13.33%) Strategic Thinking
6 1 (6.67%) Content Strategy
6 1 (6.67%) Due Diligence
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Measurement
6 1 (6.67%) Proactive Management
6 1 (6.67%) Requirements Gathering
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) ACCA
2 1 (6.67%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) UCITS
2 1 (6.67%) AIFMD
2 1 (6.67%) ISAE 3402
2 1 (6.67%) MiFID
2 1 (6.67%) SAS 70
2 1 (6.67%) SOC 1
2 1 (6.67%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) PayPal
2 1 (6.67%) Vermilion
2 1 (6.67%) YouTube