Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Operations Director was £105,000 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.

Director of Operations
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1138 1172 1235
Rank change year-on-year +34 +63 +71
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Director 44 53 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.028% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.029% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 36 50 35
UK median annual salary £105,000 £80,250 £90,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.84% -10.83% +5.88%
10th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £70,500
90th Percentile £180,000 £120,000 £160,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £105,000 £75,000 £77,500
% change year-on-year +40.00% -3.23% +3.33%

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%

Operations Director
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Operations Director in the UK

Operations Director
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Operations Director in the UK

Operations Director
Salary Histogram

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

Salary histogram for Operations Director in the UK

Operations Director
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Director 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 43 £105,000 +30.43% 3
UK excluding London +47 24 £105,000 +40.00% 1
London -18 19 £122,500 +19.51% 2
North of England +5 15 £105,000 +40.00%
Yorkshire +27 10 £105,000 +60.64%
South East +45 7 £120,000 +50.00% 1
North East - 3 £8,000 -
East of England +15 2 £75,000 +7.14%
North West -18 2 - -

Operations Director Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

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

1 13 (29.55%) Continuous Improvement
2 10 (22.73%) Data Governance
2 10 (22.73%) Finance
2 10 (22.73%) Programme Management
3 9 (20.45%) Telecoms
3 9 (20.45%) Degree
3 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
3 9 (20.45%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (18.18%) Strategic Thinking
4 8 (18.18%) Project Management
5 7 (15.91%) ITIL
5 7 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (15.91%) Data Centre
5 7 (15.91%) Analytics
6 6 (13.64%) Marketing
6 6 (13.64%) Oracle
6 6 (13.64%) Service Delivery
6 6 (13.64%) Change Management
7 5 (11.36%) Service Management
7 5 (11.36%) SAP
7 5 (11.36%) Supplier Management
7 5 (11.36%) Coaching
7 5 (11.36%) DevOps
8 4 (9.09%) IaaS
8 4 (9.09%) Oracle Cash Management
8 4 (9.09%) Analytical Thinking
8 4 (9.09%) Data Transformation
8 4 (9.09%) Change Control
8 4 (9.09%) Data Visualisation

Operations Director 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:

Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) IaaS
2 2 (4.55%) PaaS
2 2 (4.55%) SaaS
3 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) Network Security
1 2 (4.55%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (22.73%) Finance
2 9 (20.45%) Telecoms
3 6 (13.64%) Marketing
4 4 (9.09%) Legal
4 4 (9.09%) Manufacturing
4 4 (9.09%) Retail
5 3 (6.82%) Banking
5 3 (6.82%) Electronics
6 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (15.91%) Data Centre
3 4 (9.09%) Derivative
3 4 (9.09%) Equities
3 4 (9.09%) Fixed Income
3 4 (9.09%) Reference Data
4 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.55%) User Experience
6 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.27%) NHS
6 1 (2.27%) Social Network
6 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) Continuous Improvement
2 10 (22.73%) Data Governance
2 10 (22.73%) Programme Management
3 9 (20.45%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (18.18%) Project Management
4 8 (18.18%) Strategic Thinking
5 7 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (15.91%) Analytics
5 7 (15.91%) ITIL
6 6 (13.64%) Change Management
6 6 (13.64%) Service Delivery
7 5 (11.36%) Coaching
7 5 (11.36%) DevOps
7 5 (11.36%) Service Management
7 5 (11.36%) Supplier Management
8 4 (9.09%) Analytical Thinking
8 4 (9.09%) Cash Management
8 4 (9.09%) Change Control
8 4 (9.09%) Data Transformation
8 4 (9.09%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (20.45%) Degree
2 3 (6.82%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (6.82%) MBA
3 2 (4.55%) ISEB
3 2 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (4.55%) SLA
1 2 (4.55%) SSAE 16
2 1 (2.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.64%) Oracle
3 5 (11.36%) SAP
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco