Period
to 21 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Head of Operations was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

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

Head of Operations
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1049 1011 1156
Rank change year-on-year -38 +145 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Operations 139 176 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.079% 0.10% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.10% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 91 153 100
UK median annual salary £77,500 £80,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.13% - -
10th Percentile £61,250 £54,575 £47,459
90th Percentile £115,000 £106,250 £130,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £68,750
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -12.70%

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 169,685 169,699 201,316
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.47% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 139,125 141,017 168,280
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

Head of Operations
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Head of Operations in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Head of Operations in the UK

Head of Operations
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Head of Operations.

Salary trend for Head of Operations in the UK

Head of Operations
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Operations over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Head of Operations in the UK

Head of Operations
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Operations within the UK over the 6 months to 21 February 2018. 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 -31 132 £78,750 -1.56% 11
UK excluding London -1 88 £75,000 - 6
London -26 50 £95,000 +15.15% 5
South East +21 27 £75,000 +3.45% 4
North of England -4 21 £72,500 -19.44% 1
Midlands -5 16 £75,000 - 1
North East -14 13 £72,500 -7.94%
East of England -2 12 £80,000 -
West Midlands -20 10 £65,000 -
South West +10 6 £77,500 +44.16%
Scotland - 6 £73,750 -
Yorkshire +9 5 £72,500 +18.51%
East Midlands -10 5 £75,000 +15.38% 1
North West -20 3 £72,500 -19.44% 1

Head of Operations Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, Head of Operations 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 Head of Operations in the job title.

1 51 (36.69%) ITIL
2 49 (35.25%) Finance
3 38 (27.34%) Service Delivery
4 30 (21.58%) Windows
5 28 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (19.42%) Amazon AWS
7 26 (18.71%) Linux
8 23 (16.55%) Project Management
8 23 (16.55%) Cloud Operations
9 22 (15.83%) Service Management
10 21 (15.11%) Banking
11 20 (14.39%) SLA
11 20 (14.39%) Capacity Planning
12 18 (12.95%) Telecoms
13 17 (12.23%) VMware
13 17 (12.23%) Asset Management
13 17 (12.23%) Retail Banking
14 16 (11.51%) Degree
14 16 (11.51%) Change Management
14 16 (11.51%) Waterfall
14 16 (11.51%) Continuous Improvement
14 16 (11.51%) Microsoft Azure
14 16 (11.51%) PMO
15 15 (10.79%) Performance Tuning
15 15 (10.79%) Capacity Management
15 15 (10.79%) Incident Management
16 14 (10.07%) Operations Management
16 14 (10.07%) Marketing
16 14 (10.07%) Investment Banking
16 14 (10.07%) Oracle

Head of Operations 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 5 (3.60%) Apache
2 4 (2.88%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.44%) IIS
4 1 (0.72%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.72%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 27 (19.42%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (11.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (7.91%) SaaS
4 10 (7.19%) Office 365
5 7 (5.04%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (2.88%) Yammer
7 2 (1.44%) IaaS
7 2 (1.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.76%) LAN
1 8 (5.76%) WAN
2 7 (5.04%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (4.32%) Internet
3 6 (4.32%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.60%) Firewall
5 4 (2.88%) Skype
6 3 (2.16%) SAN
7 2 (1.44%) Network Security
8 1 (0.72%) DHCP
8 1 (0.72%) DNS
8 1 (0.72%) VLAN
8 1 (0.72%) VPN
8 1 (0.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.07%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.44%) Big Data
3 1 (0.72%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
General
1 49 (35.25%) Finance
2 21 (15.11%) Banking
3 18 (12.95%) Telecoms
4 17 (12.23%) Retail Banking
5 14 (10.07%) Investment Banking
5 14 (10.07%) Marketing
6 9 (6.47%) Electronics
6 9 (6.47%) Manufacturing
7 5 (3.60%) Back Office
8 4 (2.88%) Law
9 3 (2.16%) Local Government
9 3 (2.16%) Retail
10 1 (0.72%) Advertising
10 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.72%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.44%) Middleware
2 1 (0.72%) LAMP
2 1 (0.72%) Web Services
2 1 (0.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.07%) Data Centre
2 13 (9.35%) User Experience
3 9 (6.47%) Computer Science
4 8 (5.76%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (3.60%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.16%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.44%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.44%) CMDB
7 2 (1.44%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.72%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.72%) Clustering
8 1 (0.72%) Fintech
8 1 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.72%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.72%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.72%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.72%) Robotics
8 1 (0.72%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.72%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 30 (21.58%) Windows
2 26 (18.71%) Linux
3 13 (9.35%) Solaris
3 13 (9.35%) Unix
4 8 (5.76%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (36.69%) ITIL
2 38 (27.34%) Service Delivery
3 28 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (16.55%) Cloud Operations
4 23 (16.55%) Project Management
5 22 (15.83%) Service Management
6 20 (14.39%) Capacity Planning
7 17 (12.23%) Asset Management
8 16 (11.51%) Change Management
8 16 (11.51%) Continuous Improvement
8 16 (11.51%) Waterfall
9 15 (10.79%) Capacity Management
9 15 (10.79%) Incident Management
9 15 (10.79%) Performance Tuning
10 14 (10.07%) DevOps
10 14 (10.07%) IT Strategy
10 14 (10.07%) Operations Management
10 14 (10.07%) Security Operations
10 14 (10.07%) Wealth Management
11 13 (9.35%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.32%) Java
2 2 (1.44%) C
2 2 (1.44%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.72%) Python
3 1 (0.72%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (11.51%) Degree
2 9 (6.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (5.04%) CISM
3 7 (5.04%) CISSP
4 6 (4.32%) CISA
5 4 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.88%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 2 (1.44%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.72%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (14.39%) SLA
2 16 (11.51%) PMO
3 11 (7.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (5.76%) QA
5 3 (2.16%) GDPR
5 3 (2.16%) PSD2
6 2 (1.44%) COBIT
7 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (9.35%) VMware ESXi
1 13 (9.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (5.76%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.88%) Docker
4 2 (1.44%) XenApp
5 1 (0.72%) vSphere
5 1 (0.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (4.32%) FTK
2 3 (2.16%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.16%) Marathon
2 3 (2.16%) Mesos
3 1 (0.72%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.72%) Nagios
3 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.72%) Puppet
3 1 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (12.23%) VMware
2 14 (10.07%) Oracle
3 13 (9.35%) Sybase
4 10 (7.19%) SAP
5 7 (5.04%) Google
6 4 (2.88%) Cisco
7 3 (2.16%) CyberArk
7 3 (2.16%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.44%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.44%) Citrix
8 2 (1.44%) Trend Micro
9 1 (0.72%) 3PAR
9 1 (0.72%) Aruba
9 1 (0.72%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.72%) F5
9 1 (0.72%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.72%) Juniper
9 1 (0.72%) Mitel
9 1 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.72%) SolarWinds