The median annual salary for a IT Operations Manager was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Operations Manager
UK
Rank 776 872 868
Rank change year-on-year +96 -4  
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Operations Manager 81 76 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.074% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.077% 0.089%
Number of salaries quoted 80 59 86
Median salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,000 £44,750
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £76,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £62,750 £42,000 £54,500
% change year-on-year +49.40% -22.93%  

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 81782 99209 102096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67852 83080 83346
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%  

IT Operations Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Operations Manager in the UK

IT Operations Manager
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 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 +104 80 £65,000 +8.33% 8
London +80 44 £69,000 +15.00% 4
North West -10 13 £65,000 +36.84%
Manchester -12 13 £65,000 +25.60%
South East +67 11 £59,000 -9.23% 2
City of London +52 8 £70,000 -3.44%
Oxford - 6 £57,500 - 1
Oxfordshire - 6 £57,500 - 1
West Midlands +24 5 £53,000 -18.46%
Yorkshire +12 4 £37,500 -10.71% 2
West Yorkshire +10 4 £37,500 -10.71% 2
East of England +22 3 £42,500 -50.00%
Buckinghamshire - 3 £70,000 - 1
Birmingham +12 2 £53,000 -
Leeds +11 2 £55,000 +22.22%
Wakefield -6 2 £28,750 -31.54%
High Wycombe - 2 £70,000 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £42,500 -
Surrey +37 1 £45,000 -18.18%
Hertfordshire +11 1 £67,500 -
Staffordshire +10 1 £47,500 +3.26%
Warwickshire - 1 £65,000 -
Kent - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £70,000 -
Maidstone - 1 - -
Luton - 1 £42,500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £66,000 - 1
Stafford - 1 £47,500 -
Weybridge - 1 £45,000 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 £65,000 -

IT Operations Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 51 (34.23%) ITIL
2 37 (24.83%) Windows
2 37 (24.83%) Project Management
3 36 (24.16%) Service Delivery
4 31 (20.81%) Data Centre
5 25 (16.78%) Active Directory
6 24 (16.11%) Finance
7 23 (15.44%) VMware
8 22 (14.77%) Law
8 22 (14.77%) MS Office
9 21 (14.09%) Information Security
10 19 (12.75%) Microsoft
11 18 (12.08%) SharePoint
12 17 (11.41%) Citrix
12 17 (11.41%) IT Strategy
13 16 (10.74%) Security Operations
14 15 (10.07%) Cisco
14 15 (10.07%) Migration
15 14 (9.40%) Service Management
15 14 (9.40%) SLA
15 14 (9.40%) Linux
15 14 (9.40%) High Availability
15 14 (9.40%) FMCG
15 14 (9.40%) Windows Server
16 13 (8.72%) Line Management
16 13 (8.72%) People Management
16 13 (8.72%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (8.72%) CA
16 13 (8.72%) Firewall
17 12 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure

IT Operations Manager 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 18 (12.08%) SharePoint
2 11 (7.38%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.67%) CMS
5 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.67%) IIS
5 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (14.77%) MS Office
2 8 (5.37%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (6.71%) SaaS
3 8 (5.37%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (5.37%) Office 365
4 3 (2.01%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.72%) Firewall
2 9 (6.04%) SAN
3 6 (4.03%) WAN
4 5 (3.36%) LAN
4 5 (3.36%) VPN
5 3 (2.01%) DNS
5 3 (2.01%) MPLS
5 3 (2.01%) SSL
5 3 (2.01%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.01%) VLAN
6 2 (1.34%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (1.34%) DHCP
6 2 (1.34%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.34%) Intranet
6 2 (1.34%) Network Security
6 2 (1.34%) VoIP
6 2 (1.34%) Wireless
7 1 (0.67%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (0.67%) CTI
7 1 (0.67%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.03%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (0.67%) Hudson
1 1 (0.67%) MSBuild
1 1 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.67%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (16.11%) Finance
2 22 (14.77%) Law
3 11 (7.38%) Legal
4 10 (6.71%) Telecoms
5 9 (6.04%) Retail
6 5 (3.36%) Banking
6 5 (3.36%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (2.68%) Automotive
7 4 (2.68%) Games
7 4 (2.68%) Marketing
8 3 (2.01%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.67%) Advertising
9 1 (0.67%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.01%) .NET
2 2 (1.34%) AngularJS
2 2 (1.34%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.34%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (1.34%) LAMP
2 2 (1.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.81%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.40%) FMCG
3 8 (5.37%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.36%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.68%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.01%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.34%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.34%) Fintech
7 2 (1.34%) iPhone
7 2 (1.34%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.34%) Online Games
7 2 (1.34%) Replication
7 2 (1.34%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.67%) IVR
8 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Licensing
8 1 (0.67%) NHS
8 1 (0.67%) Social Media
8 1 (0.67%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 37 (24.83%) Windows
2 14 (9.40%) Linux
2 14 (9.40%) Windows Server
3 13 (8.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (6.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (4.03%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.36%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.34%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.67%) AIX
8 1 (0.67%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (34.23%) ITIL
2 37 (24.83%) Project Management
3 36 (24.16%) Service Delivery
4 21 (14.09%) Information Security
5 17 (11.41%) IT Strategy
6 16 (10.74%) Security Operations
7 15 (10.07%) Migration
8 14 (9.40%) High Availability
8 14 (9.40%) Service Management
9 13 (8.72%) Line Management
9 13 (8.72%) People Management
10 11 (7.38%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (7.38%) Incident Management
11 10 (6.71%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (6.04%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (5.37%) Business Continuity
14 7 (4.70%) ITIL V3
14 7 (4.70%) Operations Management
14 7 (4.70%) Risk Management
14 7 (4.70%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.04%) SQL
2 2 (1.34%) C
2 2 (1.34%) C#
3 1 (0.67%) PHP
3 1 (0.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (6.71%) Degree
2 8 (5.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.03%) CISSP
3 6 (4.03%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.68%) CISM
4 4 (2.68%) MCSE
5 3 (2.01%) CCNA
5 3 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.01%) MCSA
5 3 (2.01%) RHCE
6 2 (1.34%) CISA
6 2 (1.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.34%) RHCA
6 2 (1.34%) RHCSA
6 2 (1.34%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.34%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.34%) VCP6
6 2 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.67%) GCIA
7 1 (0.67%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.40%) SLA
2 12 (8.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.01%) COBIT
3 3 (2.01%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.34%) QA
5 1 (0.67%) PMO
5 1 (0.67%) SEPA
System Software
1 25 (16.78%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.36%) vSphere
4 3 (2.01%) XenApp
5 2 (1.34%) ISA Server
5 2 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.34%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (2.68%) SCCM
2 3 (2.01%) ZABBIX
3 2 (1.34%) Nessus
4 1 (0.67%) Ansible
4 1 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.67%) PaperCut
4 1 (0.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (15.44%) VMware
2 19 (12.75%) Microsoft
3 17 (11.41%) Citrix
4 15 (10.07%) Cisco
5 13 (8.72%) CA
6 9 (6.04%) HP
7 4 (2.68%) 3Com
7 4 (2.68%) CheckPoint
7 4 (2.68%) ProCurve
7 4 (2.68%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.01%) Mitel
8 3 (2.01%) New Relic
9 2 (1.34%) EMC
9 2 (1.34%) Intel
9 2 (1.34%) LANDesk
9 2 (1.34%) Meraki
9 2 (1.34%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.34%) SAP
9 2 (1.34%) Thales
10 1 (0.67%) Veeam
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