Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Head of Operations was £80,000 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.

Head of Operations
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1073 1079 1190
Rank change year-on-year +6 +111 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Operations 125 139 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.070% 0.074% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.076% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 93 120 90
UK median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
10th Percentile £58,250 £62,375 £50,424
90th Percentile £112,000 £113,750 £105,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £74,000
% change year-on-year - +1.35% -2.63%

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%

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 19 November 2017.

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 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 +23 119 £80,000 - 10
London -11 65 £95,000 +1.33% 2
UK excluding London +43 60 £75,000 - 8
Midlands +23 15 £75,000 - 2
South East +60 13 £85,000 +13.33% 2
North of England +5 12 £70,000 - 2
East of England +20 11 £80,000 +3.23% 2
West Midlands +5 8 £72,500 +11.54% 1
East Midlands +31 6 £77,500 +19.23% 1
North East +11 5 £8,000 -89.84% 1
North West -4 5 £70,000 +7.69%
Wales +20 3 £75,000 -6.25%
Scotland -4 3 £70,000 -
South West - 3 £71,250 -
Yorkshire +26 2 £80,000 +30.77% 1

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Head of Operations 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 Head of Operations in the job title.

1 56 (44.80%) Finance
2 45 (36.00%) ITIL
3 41 (32.80%) Service Delivery
4 35 (28.00%) Windows
5 25 (20.00%) Linux
5 25 (20.00%) Banking
5 25 (20.00%) Incident Management
6 24 (19.20%) VMware
6 24 (19.20%) Information Security
7 22 (17.60%) Change Management
8 21 (16.80%) Asset Management
9 20 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (16.00%) Operations Management
9 20 (16.00%) Capacity Planning
10 19 (15.20%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (15.20%) Security Operations
10 19 (15.20%) Performance Tuning
10 19 (15.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 19 (15.20%) SQL Server
11 18 (14.40%) Oracle
11 18 (14.40%) Wealth Management
11 18 (14.40%) Retail Banking
11 18 (14.40%) Investment Banking
11 18 (14.40%) User Experience
11 18 (14.40%) Capacity Management
12 17 (13.60%) VMware ESXi
12 17 (13.60%) Performance Analysis
12 17 (13.60%) Risk Management
12 17 (13.60%) Unix
12 17 (13.60%) Sybase

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 (3.20%) IIS
2 3 (2.40%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.80%) Apache
4 1 (0.80%) nginx
4 1 (0.80%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.20%) SaaS
2 13 (10.40%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (5.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.60%) Office 365
4 4 (3.20%) PaaS
5 2 (1.60%) IaaS
6 1 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.20%) TCP/IP
2 12 (9.60%) Internet
3 8 (6.40%) Firewall
4 4 (3.20%) DHCP
4 4 (3.20%) DNS
5 3 (2.40%) LAN
5 3 (2.40%) VLAN
5 3 (2.40%) WAN
5 3 (2.40%) Wireless
6 2 (1.60%) BGP
6 2 (1.60%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.60%) L2TP
6 2 (1.60%) MPLS
6 2 (1.60%) Network Security
6 2 (1.60%) OSPF
6 2 (1.60%) VPN
7 1 (0.80%) IPsec
7 1 (0.80%) SAN
7 1 (0.80%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.20%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.60%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.80%) Big Data
3 1 (0.80%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (2.40%) Jenkins
General
1 56 (44.80%) Finance
2 25 (20.00%) Banking
3 18 (14.40%) Investment Banking
3 18 (14.40%) Retail Banking
4 6 (4.80%) Marketing
4 6 (4.80%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.00%) Retail
6 3 (2.40%) Back Office
6 3 (2.40%) Electronics
6 3 (2.40%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.60%) Law
7 2 (1.60%) Local Government
8 1 (0.80%) Advertising
8 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.80%) Front Office
8 1 (0.80%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.40%) Web Services
2 1 (0.80%) .NET
2 1 (0.80%) LAMP
2 1 (0.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.40%) User Experience
2 14 (11.20%) Data Centre
3 12 (9.60%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.20%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.40%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.60%) Fintech
7 2 (1.60%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.60%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.80%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.80%) Cybercrime
8 1 (0.80%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.80%) NHS
8 1 (0.80%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 35 (28.00%) Windows
2 25 (20.00%) Linux
3 17 (13.60%) Solaris
3 17 (13.60%) Unix
4 6 (4.80%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.60%) CentOS
5 2 (1.60%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.80%) Android
6 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.80%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (36.00%) ITIL
2 41 (32.80%) Service Delivery
3 25 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 24 (19.20%) Information Security
5 22 (17.60%) Change Management
6 21 (16.80%) Asset Management
7 20 (16.00%) Capacity Planning
7 20 (16.00%) Operations Management
7 20 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (15.20%) Performance Tuning
8 19 (15.20%) Security Operations
9 18 (14.40%) Capacity Management
9 18 (14.40%) Wealth Management
10 17 (13.60%) Performance Analysis
10 17 (13.60%) Risk Management
11 15 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (11.20%) Service Management
12 14 (11.20%) SIEM
13 13 (10.40%) Cybersecurity
13 13 (10.40%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.60%) C
2 5 (4.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.60%) Java
3 2 (1.60%) SQL
4 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.80%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (12.00%) Degree
2 13 (10.40%) CISM
2 13 (10.40%) CISSP
3 11 (8.80%) CISA
4 6 (4.80%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.60%) MCSE
6 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.80%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (15.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (10.40%) SLA
3 5 (4.00%) ISO 9001
4 4 (3.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (1.60%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.60%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.60%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (15.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (13.60%) VMware ESXi
3 10 (8.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (3.20%) XenApp
5 3 (2.40%) vSphere
6 2 (1.60%) Docker
7 1 (0.80%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (8.80%) FTK
2 5 (4.00%) FortiGate
3 4 (3.20%) Puppet
4 3 (2.40%) WSUS
5 2 (1.60%) CSIRT
5 2 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.80%) Ansible
6 1 (0.80%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.80%) Nagios
6 1 (0.80%) Pingdom
6 1 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (19.20%) VMware
2 18 (14.40%) Oracle
3 17 (13.60%) Sybase
4 12 (9.60%) Microsoft
5 10 (8.00%) Cisco
6 5 (4.00%) Juniper
7 4 (3.20%) Citrix
8 3 (2.40%) Aruba
8 3 (2.40%) D-Link
8 3 (2.40%) SAP
9 2 (1.60%) Blue Coat
9 2 (1.60%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.60%) CyberArk
9 2 (1.60%) F5
9 2 (1.60%) ForeScout
9 2 (1.60%) Fortinet
9 2 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.60%) Sun
10 1 (0.80%) Google
10 1 (0.80%) Mitel