The median annual salary for a Head of Operations was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Operations
UK
Rank 785 875 878
Rank change year-on-year +90 +3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Operations 79 74 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.093% 0.072% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.074% 0.070%
Number of salaries quoted 71 53 55
Median salary £75,000 £80,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £63,000 £61,750
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £115,000 £102,500
UK excluding London median salary £83,500 £72,500 £82,500
% change year-on-year +15.17% -12.12%  

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 81427 99650 104367
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67614 83405 85224
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Head of Operations
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Head of Operations in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of Operations in the UK

Head of Operations
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 March 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 +93 77 £77,500 -3.12% 9
London +77 33 £75,000 -18.91% 2
North West -1 15 £90,000 +12.50% 1
Manchester -12 15 £90,000 +12.50% 1
South East +69 13 £66,250 -42.39% 2
City of London +57 12 £75,000 -25.00% 1
Hampshire +27 6 £57,500 - 1
East of England +29 5 £83,500 -7.22% 1
South West +24 5 £53,760 +13.17%
Berkshire +38 4 £75,000 -34.78%
Devon - 4 £53,760 -
Exeter - 4 £53,760 -
Portsmouth - 4 £57,500 -
Kent - 3 £90,000 -
Leeds - 3 - -
West Yorkshire - 3 - -
Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
Scotland +25 2 £61,750 -11.78%
West Midlands +22 2 £67,500 +3.84%
Cambridgeshire - 2 £93,500 -
Essex - 2 £80,000 -
Havant - 2 £55,000 -
Rochdale - 2 - -
Hertfordshire +20 1 - - 1
Edinburgh +6 1 £72,500 +3.57%
East Midlands +5 1 £100,000 +54.07%
Leicestershire -9 1 £100,000 +54.07%
Nottinghamshire - 1 £100,000 -
Bristol - 1 £62,500 -
Hungerford - 1 £75,000 -

Head of Operations Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 55 (31.25%) Service Delivery
2 43 (24.43%) ITIL
3 39 (22.16%) Finance
4 38 (21.59%) IT Strategy
5 29 (16.48%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (16.48%) Service Management
6 24 (13.64%) Change Management
6 24 (13.64%) Telecoms
7 20 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
7 20 (11.36%) Microsoft
7 20 (11.36%) E-Commerce
7 20 (11.36%) Data Centre
8 19 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (10.23%) Project Management
10 16 (9.09%) Configuration Management
10 16 (9.09%) Supplier Management
10 16 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 16 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
10 16 (9.09%) Degree
11 15 (8.52%) Banking
11 15 (8.52%) Retail
11 15 (8.52%) SLA
12 14 (7.95%) Law
13 13 (7.39%) DevOps
13 13 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (7.39%) VMware
13 13 (7.39%) Marketing
14 12 (6.82%) Business Continuity
14 12 (6.82%) Information Security
14 12 (6.82%) Windows

Head of Operations Skill Set
Top Related 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 7 (3.98%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (3.41%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.41%) nginx
3 5 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (2.27%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.70%) Apache
5 3 (1.70%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.14%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 9 (5.11%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.84%) MS Office
3 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.25%) SaaS
2 9 (5.11%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.27%) Office 365
5 3 (1.70%) Datadog
6 2 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.14%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.14%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.14%) CloudFront
6 2 (1.14%) iPaaS
6 2 (1.14%) Route 53
6 2 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.25%) Firewall
1 11 (6.25%) VoIP
2 8 (4.55%) DNS
2 8 (4.55%) Internet
3 5 (2.84%) DHCP
3 5 (2.84%) Wireless
4 4 (2.27%) LLU
5 3 (1.70%) CTI
5 3 (1.70%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (1.70%) VPN
6 2 (1.14%) 4G
6 2 (1.14%) LAN
6 2 (1.14%) MPLS
6 2 (1.14%) NAS
6 2 (1.14%) SAN
6 2 (1.14%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.14%) WAN
6 2 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.41%) MySQL
2 3 (1.70%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.57%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.57%) GIS
Development Applications
1 6 (3.41%) TeamCity
2 4 (2.27%) MSBuild
2 4 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (1.14%) Apache Archiva
3 2 (1.14%) Artifactory
General
1 39 (22.16%) Finance
2 24 (13.64%) Telecoms
3 15 (8.52%) Banking
3 15 (8.52%) Retail
4 14 (7.95%) Law
5 13 (7.39%) Marketing
6 4 (2.27%) Military
7 3 (1.70%) Advertising
7 3 (1.70%) Legal
8 2 (1.14%) Games
9 1 (0.57%) Electronics
9 1 (0.57%) German Language
9 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.41%) .NET
2 3 (1.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.36%) Data Centre
2 19 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.55%) Blackberry
3 8 (4.55%) iPhone
4 6 (3.41%) Clustering
4 6 (3.41%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.84%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.84%) Fintech
5 5 (2.84%) Private Cloud
5 5 (2.84%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (2.27%) Online Banking
7 3 (1.70%) IVR
8 2 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.14%) PMI
8 2 (1.14%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.57%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.57%) FMCG
9 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.82%) Windows
2 11 (6.25%) Linux
3 9 (5.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (5.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (4.55%) Windows XP
5 6 (3.41%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.57%) Debian
6 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (31.25%) Service Delivery
2 43 (24.43%) ITIL
3 38 (21.59%) IT Strategy
4 29 (16.48%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (16.48%) Service Management
5 24 (13.64%) Change Management
6 20 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
6 20 (11.36%) E-Commerce
7 18 (10.23%) Project Management
8 16 (9.09%) Configuration Management
8 16 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
8 16 (9.09%) Supplier Management
9 13 (7.39%) DevOps
9 13 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (6.82%) Business Continuity
10 12 (6.82%) Information Security
11 10 (5.68%) Programme Management
12 9 (5.11%) ERP
12 9 (5.11%) Process Improvement
13 8 (4.55%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.55%) C
2 4 (2.27%) Java
2 4 (2.27%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.57%) PHP
3 1 (0.57%) Python
3 1 (0.57%) Ruby
3 1 (0.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (9.09%) Degree
2 8 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.14%) CISM
3 2 (1.14%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (8.52%) SLA
3 8 (4.55%) QA
4 2 (1.14%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (1.14%) EMIR
4 2 (1.14%) ISO 9000
4 2 (1.14%) MiFID
5 1 (0.57%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (5.11%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.84%) vSphere
3 2 (1.14%) Ceph
4 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.57%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (6.82%) Puppet
2 6 (3.41%) CFEngine
2 6 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.70%) ZABBIX
4 2 (1.14%) Galera Cluster
4 2 (1.14%) logstash
Vendors
1 20 (11.36%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.39%) VMware
3 8 (4.55%) LANDesk
4 7 (3.98%) Oracle
5 6 (3.41%) Cisco
5 6 (3.41%) NetApp
6 5 (2.84%) New Relic
7 4 (2.27%) Citrix
8 3 (1.70%) Avaya
9 2 (1.14%) Percona
9 2 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.14%) SAP
10 1 (0.57%) Computacenter
10 1 (0.57%) Dell
10 1 (0.57%) IBM
10 1 (0.57%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.57%) TOWER Software
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: From £70,000 to £100,000 per annum 10% Bonus, 25 days holiday, 5% matc
Posted: 3 days ago
Midlands
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Car, Bonus + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + plus package and large bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Salary: £100000.00 - £120000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Ocado Technology
Salary: Competitive + Excellent benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
North East
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago