Period
to 15 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Operations Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Operations Management over the 6 months to 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Operations Management
UK
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 984 902 1017
Rank change year-on-year -82 +115 +57
Permanent jobs citing Operations Management 156 300 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.096% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.18% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 104 201 182
UK median annual salary £56,250 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £35,725 £39,000 £28,775
90th Percentile £92,625 £73,750 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

Operations Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 148,496 165,167 173,788
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.11% 91.49% 90.94%
Number of salaries quoted 118,113 130,618 144,552
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

Operations Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Operations Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Operations Management in the UK

Operations Management
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Operations Management in the UK

Operations Management
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Management over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Operations Management in the UK

Operations Management
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Management within the UK over the 6 months to 15 November 2018. 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 -78 149 £57,500 +4.55% 43
UK excluding London -10 96 £50,000 -9.09% 31
London -49 57 £65,000 +18.18% 15
Midlands +46 36 £58,250 +2.64% 4
West Midlands +59 32 £61,250 +4.70% 1
North of England +27 21 £55,000 - 7
South East -9 20 £50,000 -21.26% 10
North West +37 13 £57,500 +4.55% 1
East of England +20 9 £45,000 -15.09% 3
Yorkshire +26 6 £47,750 -13.18% 5
South West +2 6 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Scotland 0 6 £40,000 -14.89% 3
East Midlands +6 4 £58,250 +5.91% 3
North East -6 2 £82,500 +3.13% 1

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, IT jobs citing Operations Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Operations Management.

1 75 (48.08%) ITIL
2 51 (32.69%) Service Management
3 38 (24.36%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (22.44%) Microsoft
5 32 (20.51%) Change Management
5 32 (20.51%) ITSM
6 30 (19.23%) Windows
6 30 (19.23%) ITIL V3
7 29 (18.59%) Microsoft Azure
8 28 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
9 27 (17.31%) ServiceNow
9 27 (17.31%) CMDB
10 26 (16.67%) Scrum
10 26 (16.67%) SQL
10 26 (16.67%) Office 365
11 25 (16.03%) Web Services
12 24 (15.38%) Active Directory
12 24 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
13 22 (14.10%) Project Management
14 19 (12.18%) Management Information System
14 19 (12.18%) Finance
15 18 (11.54%) VMware
15 18 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
16 17 (10.90%) IaaS
16 17 (10.90%) GDPR
16 17 (10.90%) PowerShell
16 17 (10.90%) Service Delivery
17 16 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
17 16 (10.26%) Data Protection
18 15 (9.62%) Information Security

Operations Management
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 13 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.85%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.56%) GlassFish
3 4 (2.56%) JBoss
4 3 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.92%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.92%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.64%) Confluence
5 1 (0.64%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.64%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.64%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 29 (18.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (16.67%) Office 365
3 18 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (10.90%) IaaS
5 12 (7.69%) PaaS
5 12 (7.69%) SaaS
6 6 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (3.21%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (2.56%) Amazon S3
8 4 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.92%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.92%) Yammer
10 1 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.64%) Slack
10 1 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.05%) Firewall
2 7 (4.49%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.49%) VPN
3 6 (3.85%) SAN
4 5 (3.21%) DNS
4 5 (3.21%) LAN
4 5 (3.21%) Skype
4 5 (3.21%) WAN
5 4 (2.56%) BGP
5 4 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.92%) MPLS
7 2 (1.28%) DHCP
7 2 (1.28%) Internet
7 2 (1.28%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.28%) NAS
7 2 (1.28%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.28%) Network Security
7 2 (1.28%) VSAN
8 1 (0.64%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.64%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.13%) MySQL
2 8 (5.13%) RDBMS
2 8 (5.13%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (1.92%) OLAP
4 3 (1.92%) Power BI
4 3 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.28%) Amazon Aurora
5 2 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (1.28%) Big Data
5 2 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.28%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.28%) Qlik Sense
5 2 (1.28%) QlikView
5 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (2.56%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.28%) Ant
2 2 (1.28%) Artifactory
2 2 (1.28%) Gatling
2 2 (1.28%) GitLab
2 2 (1.28%) Maven
2 2 (1.28%) NeoLoad
2 2 (1.28%) Selenium
3 1 (0.64%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (12.18%) Finance
2 7 (4.49%) Marketing
3 6 (3.85%) Games
3 6 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.21%) Back Office
5 4 (2.56%) Banking
5 4 (2.56%) Retail
6 3 (1.92%) Billing
6 3 (1.92%) Front Office
6 3 (1.92%) Law
7 2 (1.28%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.28%) Legal
8 1 (0.64%) Electronics
8 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (23.08%) Analyst
2 26 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 25 (16.03%) IT Manager
4 19 (12.18%) Operations Manager
5 15 (9.62%) Consultant
6 14 (8.97%) IT Operations Manager
7 12 (7.69%) IT Services Manager
7 12 (7.69%) Service Manager
8 11 (7.05%) Architect
9 8 (5.13%) Cloud Architect
10 7 (4.49%) IT Engineer
11 6 (3.85%) Applications Support
11 6 (3.85%) Developer
11 6 (3.85%) IT Director
12 5 (3.21%) Azure Architect
12 5 (3.21%) Head of IT
12 5 (3.21%) Network Engineer
12 5 (3.21%) Operations Engineer
12 5 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (3.21%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (16.03%) Web Services
2 6 (3.85%) .NET
3 5 (3.21%) JSON
4 2 (1.28%) .NET Core
4 2 (1.28%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.28%) Middleware
4 2 (1.28%) Node.js
4 2 (1.28%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.64%) REST
5 1 (0.64%) SOAP
5 1 (0.64%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 27 (17.31%) CMDB
2 19 (12.18%) Management Information System
3 14 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.77%) Data Centre
5 8 (5.13%) Public Cloud
6 5 (3.21%) Digital Media
6 5 (3.21%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (2.56%) BYOD
7 4 (2.56%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.56%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (2.56%) PKI
7 4 (2.56%) Social Media
8 3 (1.92%) Fintech
9 2 (1.28%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.28%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.64%) ASIC
10 1 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 30 (19.23%) Windows
2 13 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 12 (7.69%) Linux
4 7 (4.49%) Unix
5 6 (3.85%) Windows 10
6 4 (2.56%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.28%) Android
8 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.64%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.64%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (48.08%) ITIL
2 51 (32.69%) Service Management
3 38 (24.36%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (20.51%) Change Management
4 32 (20.51%) ITSM
5 30 (19.23%) ITIL V3
6 28 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
7 26 (16.67%) Scrum
8 24 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
9 22 (14.10%) Project Management
10 17 (10.90%) Service Delivery
11 16 (10.26%) Data Protection
11 16 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
12 15 (9.62%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (9.62%) Information Security
13 13 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (7.05%) Analytics
15 10 (6.41%) DevOps
15 10 (6.41%) IT Strategy
15 10 (6.41%) Proactive Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (16.67%) SQL
2 17 (10.90%) PowerShell
3 11 (7.05%) Java
4 9 (5.77%) Python
5 8 (5.13%) Bash Shell
6 7 (4.49%) C
6 7 (4.49%) Perl
7 6 (3.85%) C++
8 5 (3.21%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.56%) PHP
9 4 (2.56%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.28%) C#
11 1 (0.64%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (5.77%) Degree
2 8 (5.13%) CISM
2 8 (5.13%) MCSE
2 8 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.85%) CISSP
3 6 (3.85%) MCSA
4 4 (2.56%) AWS Certification
4 4 (2.56%) ECSA
5 3 (1.92%) CCNA
5 3 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.28%) CCNP
6 2 (1.28%) CISA
6 2 (1.28%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 2 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.64%) CEH
7 1 (0.64%) CHFI
7 1 (0.64%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.90%) GDPR
2 13 (8.33%) SLA
3 8 (5.13%) Cyber Essentials
4 7 (4.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 7 (4.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (3.21%) COBIT
6 3 (1.92%) PMO
7 2 (1.28%) Actionable Recommendations
7 2 (1.28%) ISO 22301
7 2 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (1.28%) QA
8 1 (0.64%) EMIR
8 1 (0.64%) MiFID
8 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 12 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.92%) Docker
4 3 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.28%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.28%) XenApp
5 2 (1.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (7.69%) SCCM
2 11 (7.05%) Puppet
3 9 (5.77%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (4.49%) Ansible
5 5 (3.21%) BMC PATROL
5 5 (3.21%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (3.21%) SCOM
6 4 (2.56%) Nagios
6 4 (2.56%) Salt
6 4 (2.56%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.28%) Consul
7 2 (1.28%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (1.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (1.28%) Grafana
7 2 (1.28%) Kibana
7 2 (1.28%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.28%) logstash
7 2 (1.28%) Rancher
7 2 (1.28%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 35 (22.44%) Microsoft
2 27 (17.31%) ServiceNow
3 18 (11.54%) VMware
4 15 (9.62%) Citrix
5 8 (5.13%) BMC
6 6 (3.85%) Splunk
7 4 (2.56%) AppDynamics
7 4 (2.56%) ArcSight
7 4 (2.56%) Cisco
7 4 (2.56%) Remedy
7 4 (2.56%) SaltStack
7 4 (2.56%) SolarWinds
8 3 (1.92%) Oracle
9 2 (1.28%) Avaya
9 2 (1.28%) Dynatrace
9 2 (1.28%) iManage
9 2 (1.28%) Meraki
9 2 (1.28%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (1.28%) SAP
9 2 (1.28%) WorldPay