Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for an IT Operations Manager was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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

IT Operations Manager
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1027 1060 1145
Rank change year-on-year +33 +85 +76
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Operations Manager 155 165 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.087% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.090% 0.079%
Number of salaries quoted 135 148 144
UK median annual salary £57,500 £62,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.00% +19.05% -4.55%
10th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £90,000 £84,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -1.74%

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 173015 183533 208123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138825 153627 172837
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 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

IT Operations Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Operations Manager in the UK

IT Operations Manager
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for IT Operations Manager in the UK

IT Operations Manager
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Operations Manager over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Operations Manager in the UK

IT Operations Manager
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Operations Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 22 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 +11 146 £60,000 -4.00% 7
London +15 90 £65,000 -7.14% 2
UK excluding London +16 61 £55,000 - 6
South East +36 21 £60,000 -7.69% 1
North of England -11 20 £52,500 +23.53% 2
North West -26 13 £52,635 +23.85% 2
Yorkshire +22 7 £52,500 +7.69%
Wales +16 6 £50,198 -28.29%
South West +10 5 £55,000 +2.33%
East of England +8 5 £55,000 -2.22% 1
Midlands +25 4 £59,000 +38.82% 1
East Midlands +37 3 £55,000 +29.41%

IT Operations Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT Operations Manager 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 IT Operations Manager in the job title.

1 91 (58.71%) ITIL
2 53 (34.19%) Windows
3 37 (23.87%) Active Directory
4 36 (23.23%) SLA
5 35 (22.58%) Finance
5 35 (22.58%) Windows Server
6 32 (20.65%) Service Management
6 32 (20.65%) Project Management
7 31 (20.00%) Service Delivery
8 29 (18.71%) VMware
9 23 (14.84%) IT Strategy
10 22 (14.19%) Change Management
11 21 (13.55%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (12.90%) Degree
12 20 (12.90%) Line Management
12 20 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
13 19 (12.26%) Data Centre
13 19 (12.26%) Disaster Recovery
13 19 (12.26%) Microsoft
14 18 (11.61%) Incident Management
15 17 (10.97%) Operations Management
16 16 (10.32%) Business Continuity
16 16 (10.32%) PRINCE2
16 16 (10.32%) Linux
17 15 (9.68%) Java
17 15 (9.68%) Office 365
17 15 (9.68%) People Management
18 14 (9.03%) VMware Infrastructure
19 13 (8.39%) E-Commerce
19 13 (8.39%) Cisco

IT Operations Manager 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 11 (7.10%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (3.87%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (2.58%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.94%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.65%) IIS
5 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (5.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (4.52%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.68%) Office 365
2 10 (6.45%) SaaS
3 9 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (5.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (3.87%) IaaS
5 6 (3.87%) Mimecast
6 3 (1.94%) PaaS
6 3 (1.94%) Yammer
7 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.65%) G Suite
7 1 (0.65%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.39%) Firewall
2 10 (6.45%) VoIP
3 9 (5.81%) SAN
4 7 (4.52%) WAN
5 6 (3.87%) DNS
5 6 (3.87%) Skype
6 5 (3.23%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.58%) MPLS
7 4 (2.58%) Network Security
7 4 (2.58%) Unified Communications
7 4 (2.58%) VLAN
8 3 (1.94%) Internet
8 3 (1.94%) LAN
9 2 (1.29%) SMS
10 1 (0.65%) DHCP
10 1 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.65%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.65%) VPN
10 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.10%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.94%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.65%) Big Data
3 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.65%) Redis
3 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (4.52%) Git (software)
1 7 (4.52%) Gradle
1 7 (4.52%) Maven
1 7 (4.52%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
General
1 35 (22.58%) Finance
2 13 (8.39%) Banking
3 11 (7.10%) Law
4 9 (5.81%) Investment Banking
5 8 (5.16%) Legal
5 8 (5.16%) Retail
6 7 (4.52%) Retail Banking
7 5 (3.23%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.94%) French Language
8 3 (1.94%) Games
8 3 (1.94%) Marketing
9 2 (1.29%) Back Office
9 2 (1.29%) Electronics
9 2 (1.29%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.29%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.52%) Spring
2 3 (1.94%) .NET
2 3 (1.94%) LAMP
2 3 (1.94%) XML
3 1 (0.65%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (12.26%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.52%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.58%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.94%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.94%) Fintech
5 3 (1.94%) iPad
6 2 (1.29%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.29%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.29%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.65%) CCTV
7 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.65%) CMDB
7 1 (0.65%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.65%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.65%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 53 (34.19%) Windows
2 35 (22.58%) Windows Server
3 16 (10.32%) Linux
4 9 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (5.16%) Unix
5 8 (5.16%) Windows 10
5 8 (5.16%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.23%) AIX
7 4 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.65%) Android
8 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.65%) CentOS
8 1 (0.65%) HPUX
8 1 (0.65%) Solaris
8 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (58.71%) ITIL
2 32 (20.65%) Project Management
2 32 (20.65%) Service Management
3 31 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 23 (14.84%) IT Strategy
5 22 (14.19%) Change Management
6 21 (13.55%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (12.90%) Line Management
8 19 (12.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 18 (11.61%) Incident Management
10 17 (10.97%) Operations Management
11 16 (10.32%) Business Continuity
11 16 (10.32%) PRINCE2
12 15 (9.68%) People Management
13 13 (8.39%) E-Commerce
13 13 (8.39%) Security Operations
14 12 (7.74%) Problem Management
15 11 (7.10%) Asset Management
15 11 (7.10%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (7.10%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.68%) Java
2 10 (6.45%) SQL
3 5 (3.23%) C#
3 5 (3.23%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.94%) Python
5 2 (1.29%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (12.90%) Degree
2 13 (8.39%) CISSP
3 11 (7.10%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.94%) CCNP
6 3 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.94%) MCSE
7 2 (1.29%) CCNA
7 2 (1.29%) GSEC
7 2 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.29%) MCSA
7 2 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.65%) APMP
8 1 (0.65%) CEH
8 1 (0.65%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.65%) CITP
8 1 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.65%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.65%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (23.23%) SLA
2 12 (7.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (3.87%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.94%) PMO
5 2 (1.29%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 37 (23.87%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.87%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.94%) XenApp
5 1 (0.65%) Docker
5 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.65%) vSphere
5 1 (0.65%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (4.52%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.58%) AirWatch
3 3 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.29%) Ansible
4 2 (1.29%) Puppet
5 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.65%) Pingdom
5 1 (0.65%) SCCM
5 1 (0.65%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 29 (18.71%) VMware
2 19 (12.26%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.39%) Cisco
4 10 (6.45%) Citrix
5 9 (5.81%) Oracle
6 7 (4.52%) CheckPoint
7 6 (3.87%) Fortinet
7 6 (3.87%) Palo Alto
8 5 (3.23%) AppSense
8 5 (3.23%) Brocade
8 5 (3.23%) LogRhythm
8 5 (3.23%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.94%) HP
10 2 (1.29%) Dell
10 2 (1.29%) IBM
10 2 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.65%) Google
11 1 (0.65%) McAfee
11 1 (0.65%) Mitel
11 1 (0.65%) Remedy