Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Operations Management
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 971 870 968
Rank change year-on-year -101 +98 +89
Permanent jobs citing Operations Management 198 332 308
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.20% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 153 232 257
UK median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.95% -4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £29,000 £34,338 £32,500
90th Percentile £94,750 £72,725 £75,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500

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 154,232 161,956 179,850
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.13% 91.54% 90.80%
Number of salaries quoted 122,829 128,892 150,064
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 16 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Operations Management in the UK

Operations Management
Top 15 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 16 August 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 -73 184 £54,000 +2.86% 23
UK excluding London +22 127 £52,500 - 14
London -82 65 £55,000 +7.32% 10
Midlands +18 36 £51,250 +2.50% 3
West Midlands +38 32 £52,500 -4.55% 2
North of England +45 26 £56,250 +2.27% 4
South East -33 26 £50,000 -16.67% 4
North West +30 22 £53,750 +2.38% 2
East of England +21 19 £66,250 +26.19% 2
South West +19 13 £36,750 -22.63%
Scotland -9 6 £65,000 +38.30% 1
East Midlands -7 4 £38,500 -3.75% 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £67,500 -
Yorkshire +31 2 - - 2
North East - 2 £82,500 -

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 (37.88%) ITIL
2 57 (28.79%) Microsoft
3 43 (21.72%) Project Management
3 43 (21.72%) Service Management
4 36 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
5 35 (17.68%) Windows
6 34 (17.17%) Service Delivery
6 34 (17.17%) Microsoft Azure
7 33 (16.67%) SQL
7 33 (16.67%) Management Information System
8 28 (14.14%) Finance
9 27 (13.64%) Change Management
9 27 (13.64%) Active Directory
10 26 (13.13%) VMware
10 26 (13.13%) ITIL V3
11 25 (12.63%) ServiceNow
11 25 (12.63%) ITSM
12 24 (12.12%) Office 365
13 21 (10.61%) SharePoint
13 21 (10.61%) Analytics
14 20 (10.10%) Firewall
15 19 (9.60%) Scrum
15 19 (9.60%) Information Security
15 19 (9.60%) Amazon AWS
15 19 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
15 19 (9.60%) Data Centre
16 18 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
16 18 (9.09%) Hyper-V
16 18 (9.09%) Web Services

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 21 (10.61%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.52%) CMS
4 3 (1.52%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (1.52%) SAS
4 3 (1.52%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.01%) Confluence
5 2 (1.01%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.51%) Apache
6 1 (0.51%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.51%) JBoss
Applications
1 12 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (2.53%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 34 (17.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (12.12%) Office 365
3 19 (9.60%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (7.58%) IaaS
4 15 (7.58%) PaaS
5 11 (5.56%) SaaS
6 6 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (2.02%) Amazon S3
8 4 (2.02%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.52%) OneDrive
10 2 (1.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (1.01%) Slack
10 2 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.51%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.51%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.10%) Firewall
2 14 (7.07%) VPN
3 13 (6.57%) LAN
4 11 (5.56%) WAN
5 8 (4.04%) SAN
6 7 (3.54%) DNS
7 5 (2.53%) DHCP
7 5 (2.53%) MPLS
7 5 (2.53%) TCP/IP
8 4 (2.02%) BGP
8 4 (2.02%) Network Security
8 4 (2.02%) VoIP
8 4 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.52%) HTTP
9 3 (1.52%) IP Telephony
9 3 (1.52%) SNMP
10 2 (1.01%) NAS
10 2 (1.01%) Skype
10 2 (1.01%) VLAN
10 2 (1.01%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.03%) Big Data
2 6 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (3.03%) MySQL
3 5 (2.53%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (2.53%) Hadoop
3 5 (2.53%) OLAP
3 5 (2.53%) Power BI
3 5 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.02%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (2.02%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.02%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.01%) Qlik Sense
5 2 (1.01%) QlikView
5 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (2.53%) Jenkins
1 5 (2.53%) JIRA
2 3 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (1.01%) Ant
3 2 (1.01%) Artifactory
3 2 (1.01%) Gatling
3 2 (1.01%) GitLab
3 2 (1.01%) Maven
3 2 (1.01%) NeoLoad
3 2 (1.01%) Selenium
4 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (14.14%) Finance
2 11 (5.56%) Games
3 9 (4.55%) Retail
3 9 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.54%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.53%) Back Office
6 4 (2.02%) Banking
6 4 (2.02%) Law
7 3 (1.52%) Billing
7 3 (1.52%) Front Office
7 3 (1.52%) Marketing
8 2 (1.01%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.01%) Legal
9 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.51%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 34 (17.17%) IT Manager
2 31 (15.66%) Analyst
3 23 (11.62%) Architect
3 23 (11.62%) Operations Manager
4 22 (11.11%) Consultant
5 15 (7.58%) IT Operations Manager
6 13 (6.57%) Developer
6 13 (6.57%) Support Analyst
7 11 (5.56%) Network Engineer
8 9 (4.55%) IT Services Manager
9 8 (4.04%) Azure Consultant
9 8 (4.04%) IT Support
9 8 (4.04%) Service Manager
9 8 (4.04%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (4.04%) Support Manager
10 7 (3.54%) Azure Architect
10 7 (3.54%) Cloud Architect
10 7 (3.54%) Operations Director
10 7 (3.54%) Project Manager
10 7 (3.54%) Service Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.09%) Web Services
2 9 (4.55%) .NET
3 7 (3.54%) JSON
4 5 (2.53%) Middleware
5 3 (1.52%) REST
5 3 (1.52%) SOAP
6 2 (1.01%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (1.01%) Swagger
7 1 (0.51%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.51%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 33 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 19 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (9.60%) Data Centre
3 16 (8.08%) CMDB
4 10 (5.05%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (4.04%) Fintech
5 8 (4.04%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (3.03%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (3.03%) Smart Meter
7 4 (2.02%) BYOD
7 4 (2.02%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (2.02%) PKI
7 4 (2.02%) Public Cloud
7 4 (2.02%) Social Media
8 3 (1.52%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.01%) Equities
9 2 (1.01%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.01%) User Experience
9 2 (1.01%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 35 (17.68%) Windows
2 15 (7.58%) Windows Server
3 10 (5.05%) Linux
4 8 (4.04%) Unix
5 5 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.01%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.51%) CentOS
8 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (37.88%) ITIL
2 43 (21.72%) Project Management
2 43 (21.72%) Service Management
3 36 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
4 34 (17.17%) Service Delivery
5 27 (13.64%) Change Management
6 26 (13.13%) ITIL V3
7 25 (12.63%) ITSM
8 21 (10.61%) Analytics
9 19 (9.60%) Information Security
9 19 (9.60%) Scrum
10 18 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
11 17 (8.59%) Presales
11 17 (8.59%) Root Cause Analysis
11 17 (8.59%) Service Design
12 16 (8.08%) Mentoring
12 16 (8.08%) People Management
12 16 (8.08%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (8.08%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 33 (16.67%) SQL
2 13 (6.57%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.54%) Bash Shell
3 7 (3.54%) Java
4 5 (2.53%) Perl
4 5 (2.53%) Python
5 4 (2.02%) C++
5 4 (2.02%) PHP
5 4 (2.02%) VBA
6 2 (1.01%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.51%) C
7 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.51%) VB
7 1 (0.51%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (5.56%) Degree
1 11 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (5.05%) CCNA
2 10 (5.05%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (5.05%) MCSE
3 7 (3.54%) MCSA
3 7 (3.54%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.54%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.53%) AWS Certification
4 5 (2.53%) CCNP
4 5 (2.53%) PMP
5 3 (1.52%) CISSP
6 2 (1.01%) CEH
6 2 (1.01%) CISA
6 2 (1.01%) CRISC
6 2 (1.01%) GSEC
6 2 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.51%) CPIM
7 1 (0.51%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.59%) GDPR
2 16 (8.08%) SLA
3 13 (6.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 11 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (5.05%) PCI DSS
6 6 (3.03%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (3.03%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 5 (2.53%) QA
8 4 (2.02%) COBIT
8 4 (2.02%) PMO
8 4 (2.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (1.01%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.51%) EMIR
10 1 (0.51%) MiFID
System Software
1 27 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 18 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 17 (8.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.54%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (2.53%) Docker
6 3 (1.52%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.51%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (4.04%) Puppet
1 8 (4.04%) Single Sign-On
2 7 (3.54%) Ansible
3 6 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.53%) SCCM
5 4 (2.02%) Salt
6 3 (1.52%) TADDM
7 2 (1.01%) Consul
7 2 (1.01%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (1.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (1.01%) Grafana
7 2 (1.01%) Kibana
7 2 (1.01%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.01%) logstash
7 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.01%) Rancher
7 2 (1.01%) SCOM
7 2 (1.01%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.01%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.51%) MOM
Vendors
1 57 (28.79%) Microsoft
2 26 (13.13%) VMware
3 25 (12.63%) ServiceNow
4 12 (6.06%) Capita
4 12 (6.06%) Citrix
5 11 (5.56%) Oracle
6 10 (5.05%) Cisco
7 7 (3.54%) Tableau
8 6 (3.03%) Okta
9 5 (2.53%) Hortonworks
9 5 (2.53%) Meraki
9 5 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (2.53%) WorldPay
10 4 (2.02%) Actuate
10 4 (2.02%) BMC
10 4 (2.02%) SaltStack
10 4 (2.02%) SAP
11 3 (1.52%) Remedy
11 3 (1.52%) Workday
12 2 (1.01%) Symantec