Period
to 25 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Head of Operations was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1088 1056 1188
Rank change year-on-year -32 +132 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Operations 98 128 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.074% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.077% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 71 115 90
UK median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £61,183 £52,391 £52,327
90th Percentile £110,000 £100,000 £122,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £72,500 £78,750 £67,500
% change year-on-year -7.94% +16.67% -16.92%

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 167,509 166,662 193,568
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 96.24% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 135,969 137,221 162,582
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,091
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.97% +5.23%

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 25 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Head of Operations in the UK

Head of Operations
Top 15 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 25 June 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 -24 81 £85,000 +13.33% 12
UK excluding London -28 64 £72,500 -7.94% 10
London -33 32 £95,000 +26.67% 4
Midlands +14 17 £70,000 -11.11% 6
West Midlands +30 15 £70,000 -9.68% 4
South East -12 14 £96,250 +32.76% 1
Scotland -20 13 £62,500 +22.55% 2
East of England -3 8 £80,000 -
North of England +9 6 £72,500 -19.44% 1
South West -13 4 £70,000 +30.21%
North East - 4 £72,500 -
Wales +16 2 £70,000 +5.66%
East Midlands 0 2 £55,514 -44.49% 2
Yorkshire +27 1 - - 1
North West -24 1 £90,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 31 (31.63%) ITIL
2 21 (21.43%) Service Delivery
2 21 (21.43%) Finance
3 20 (20.41%) Service Management
4 19 (19.39%) SLA
5 17 (17.35%) Telecoms
5 17 (17.35%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (17.35%) PMO
6 16 (16.33%) Data Centre
6 16 (16.33%) Project Management
7 15 (15.31%) Microsoft Azure
8 13 (13.27%) Amazon AWS
9 12 (12.24%) Degree
9 12 (12.24%) Security Operations
10 11 (11.22%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (11.22%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (10.20%) Infrastructure Management
12 9 (9.18%) Contingency Planning
12 9 (9.18%) LAN
12 9 (9.18%) WAN
12 9 (9.18%) Marketing
12 9 (9.18%) Capacity Planning
12 9 (9.18%) SIEM
13 8 (8.16%) Waterfall
13 8 (8.16%) Incident Management
13 8 (8.16%) Windows
13 8 (8.16%) Change Management
13 8 (8.16%) Virtual Team Management
13 8 (8.16%) Virtual Team

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 4 (4.08%) Apache
2 2 (2.04%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.02%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (13.27%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.10%) SaaS
4 4 (4.08%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.04%) Office 365
6 1 (1.02%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.22%) Wi-Fi
2 9 (9.18%) LAN
2 9 (9.18%) WAN
3 4 (4.08%) Firewall
3 4 (4.08%) Network Security
4 2 (2.04%) SAN
5 1 (1.02%) Internet
5 1 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.04%) Blockchain
1 2 (2.04%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.02%) Selenium
General
1 21 (21.43%) Finance
2 17 (17.35%) Telecoms
3 9 (9.18%) Marketing
4 6 (6.12%) Banking
5 4 (4.08%) Electronics
5 4 (4.08%) Manufacturing
5 4 (4.08%) Retail Banking
6 3 (3.06%) Back Office
6 3 (3.06%) Law
6 3 (3.06%) Legal
7 2 (2.04%) Publishing
7 2 (2.04%) Retail
8 1 (1.02%) Advertising
8 1 (1.02%) Music Industry
8 1 (1.02%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.04%) Middleware
2 1 (1.02%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.02%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.33%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.16%) Virtual Team
3 5 (5.10%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.08%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (3.06%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (2.04%) CMDB
6 2 (2.04%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.04%) Fintech
6 2 (2.04%) NHS
6 2 (2.04%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.04%) User Experience
7 1 (1.02%) Clustering
7 1 (1.02%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.02%) Equities
7 1 (1.02%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.02%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.02%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.16%) Windows
2 5 (5.10%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (31.63%) ITIL
2 21 (21.43%) Service Delivery
3 20 (20.41%) Service Management
4 17 (17.35%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (16.33%) Project Management
6 12 (12.24%) Security Operations
7 11 (11.22%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (10.20%) Infrastructure Management
8 10 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (9.18%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (9.18%) Contingency Planning
9 9 (9.18%) SIEM
10 8 (8.16%) Change Management
10 8 (8.16%) DevOps
10 8 (8.16%) Incident Management
10 8 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (8.16%) Virtual Team Management
10 8 (8.16%) Waterfall
11 7 (7.14%) CRM
11 7 (7.14%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.06%) Java
2 2 (2.04%) C
3 1 (1.02%) C#
3 1 (1.02%) C++
3 1 (1.02%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (12.24%) Degree
2 4 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (3.06%) CISSP
4 2 (2.04%) Postgraduate
5 1 (1.02%) CISA
5 1 (1.02%) CISM
5 1 (1.02%) GCIA
5 1 (1.02%) GCIH
5 1 (1.02%) GIAC
5 1 (1.02%) IISP
5 1 (1.02%) ISACA
5 1 (1.02%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.02%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.02%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (19.39%) SLA
2 17 (17.35%) PMO
3 6 (6.12%) QA
4 2 (2.04%) Data Quality
4 2 (2.04%) GDPR
4 2 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.02%) COBIT
5 1 (1.02%) PSD2
System Software
1 7 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.08%) CASB
2 2 (2.04%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.04%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.02%) Ansible
3 1 (1.02%) Kibana
3 1 (1.02%) Marathon
3 1 (1.02%) Mesos
3 1 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.02%) Puppet
3 1 (1.02%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (5.10%) Cisco
1 5 (5.10%) Google
1 5 (5.10%) Microsoft
1 5 (5.10%) SAP
2 4 (4.08%) CheckPoint
2 4 (4.08%) CyberArk
2 4 (4.08%) Trend Micro
3 2 (2.04%) Juniper
4 1 (1.02%) F5
4 1 (1.02%) Openreach
4 1 (1.02%) Rackspace
4 1 (1.02%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.02%) Virgin Media
4 1 (1.02%) VMware