Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Operations Manager was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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

Operations Manager
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 758 726 794
Rank change year-on-year -32 +68 -60
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Manager 454 556 546
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.29% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.30% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 354 421 418
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -8.33%
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,776 £37,500
90th Percentile £82,125 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -9.09%

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 172559 183130 209788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138476 153185 174290
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 Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Operations Manager in the UK

Operations Manager
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Operations Manager in the UK

Operations Manager
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Manager over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Operations Manager in the UK

Operations Manager
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 Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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 -43 427 £60,000 - 24
UK excluding London -83 227 £55,000 - 15
London +50 219 £65,000 -7.14% 12
South East -17 76 £60,000 +2.13%
North of England +9 75 £52,500 +0.96% 6
North West -24 40 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Yorkshire +34 28 £45,000 -35.71% 1
East of England -23 23 £55,000 -8.33% 2
Midlands -32 22 £52,500 +0.96% 2
Wales +16 12 £52,250 -0.48%
South West +1 11 £63,000 +26.00% 2
West Midlands -38 11 £51,500 -1.90% 1
East Midlands +28 10 £52,750 +1.44% 1
Scotland -13 8 £67,500 +3.85% 1
North East +13 7 £40,000 -10.59% 2

Operations Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, 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 Operations Manager in the job title.

1 149 (32.82%) ITIL
2 131 (28.85%) Finance
3 84 (18.50%) Windows
4 82 (18.06%) Service Delivery
5 78 (17.18%) Project Management
6 76 (16.74%) SLA
7 62 (13.66%) Service Management
8 61 (13.44%) Analytical Skills
9 59 (13.00%) Degree
10 58 (12.78%) Microsoft
11 51 (11.23%) Active Directory
11 51 (11.23%) Incident Management
12 49 (10.79%) Continuous Improvement
13 46 (10.13%) VMware
14 44 (9.69%) Windows Server
15 43 (9.47%) Data Centre
15 43 (9.47%) Agile Software Development
16 42 (9.25%) Stakeholder Management
16 42 (9.25%) Change Management
16 42 (9.25%) People Management
17 40 (8.81%) Security Operations
18 39 (8.59%) Line Management
19 38 (8.37%) Marketing
20 37 (8.15%) Linux
21 34 (7.49%) Disaster Recovery
21 34 (7.49%) Firewall
22 32 (7.05%) PRINCE2
22 32 (7.05%) Cisco
23 31 (6.83%) IT Strategy
24 30 (6.61%) CISSP

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 15 (3.30%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.86%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.20%) Skype for Business
4 7 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.66%) CMS
7 3 (0.66%) IIS
7 3 (0.66%) K2 blackpearl
7 3 (0.66%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (5.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (5.07%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.54%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.66%) Camtasia
7 2 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.44%) InDesign
7 2 (0.44%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.54%) Temenos T24
2 4 (0.88%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.66%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.22%) Maximo
5 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 25 (5.51%) Office 365
1 25 (5.51%) SaaS
2 23 (5.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (3.74%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (2.64%) IaaS
5 8 (1.76%) PaaS
6 7 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (1.54%) Yammer
7 6 (1.32%) Mimecast
8 5 (1.10%) Adobe Analytics
9 4 (0.88%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.44%) G Suite
11 1 (0.22%) Catchpoint
11 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.22%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.22%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (7.49%) Firewall
2 23 (5.07%) WAN
3 15 (3.30%) LAN
4 14 (3.08%) Internet
4 14 (3.08%) Network Security
5 13 (2.86%) MPLS
6 12 (2.64%) SAN
6 12 (2.64%) Skype
6 12 (2.64%) VoIP
7 11 (2.42%) TCP/IP
7 11 (2.42%) Unified Communications
8 10 (2.20%) VPN
9 9 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (1.76%) DNS
11 6 (1.32%) DWDM
11 6 (1.32%) Wireless
12 4 (0.88%) SMS
12 4 (0.88%) VLAN
13 3 (0.66%) DHCP
13 3 (0.66%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.96%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.98%) Big Data
3 4 (0.88%) Blockchain
3 4 (0.88%) Power BI
4 3 (0.66%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.66%) Redis
4 3 (0.66%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.22%) MySQL
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.76%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.54%) Gradle
2 7 (1.54%) Maven
2 7 (1.54%) TeamCity
3 4 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.66%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.22%) git-flow
5 1 (0.22%) JIRA
5 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 131 (28.85%) Finance
2 38 (8.37%) Marketing
3 30 (6.61%) Telecoms
4 29 (6.39%) Retail
5 26 (5.73%) Banking
6 18 (3.96%) Legal
7 16 (3.52%) Manufacturing
8 13 (2.86%) Law
9 10 (2.20%) Investment Banking
10 9 (1.98%) Billing
11 8 (1.76%) Electronics
11 8 (1.76%) Military
12 7 (1.54%) Advertising
12 7 (1.54%) French Language
12 7 (1.54%) Games
12 7 (1.54%) Retail Banking
13 5 (1.10%) Publishing
14 3 (0.66%) Back Office
15 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.44%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.76%) .NET
2 7 (1.54%) Spring
3 5 (1.10%) SailPoint
4 4 (0.88%) XML
5 3 (0.66%) LAMP
6 2 (0.44%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.44%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.22%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.22%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 61 (13.44%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (9.47%) Data Centre
3 18 (3.96%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.08%) Security Operations Centre
5 13 (2.86%) Fintech
5 13 (2.86%) Virtual Team
6 11 (2.42%) Digital Media
6 11 (2.42%) User Experience
7 9 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.54%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (0.88%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.88%) Internet of Things
10 4 (0.88%) iPad
10 4 (0.88%) Reference Data
10 4 (0.88%) Social Media
11 3 (0.66%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.66%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.66%) Digital Signage
11 3 (0.66%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 84 (18.50%) Windows
2 44 (9.69%) Windows Server
3 37 (8.15%) Linux
4 19 (4.19%) Unix
5 16 (3.52%) Windows 10
5 16 (3.52%) Windows 7
6 13 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.54%) CentOS
8 7 (1.54%) Ubuntu
9 5 (1.10%) AIX
10 4 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.22%) Android
11 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.22%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.22%) HPUX
11 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (32.82%) ITIL
2 82 (18.06%) Service Delivery
3 78 (17.18%) Project Management
4 62 (13.66%) Service Management
5 51 (11.23%) Incident Management
6 49 (10.79%) Continuous Improvement
7 43 (9.47%) Agile Software Development
8 42 (9.25%) Change Management
8 42 (9.25%) People Management
8 42 (9.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 40 (8.81%) Security Operations
10 39 (8.59%) Line Management
11 34 (7.49%) Disaster Recovery
12 32 (7.05%) PRINCE2
13 31 (6.83%) IT Strategy
14 30 (6.61%) Operations Management
15 29 (6.39%) Business Continuity
16 28 (6.17%) Problem Management
17 25 (5.51%) E-Commerce
18 23 (5.07%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 23 (5.07%) SQL
2 20 (4.41%) Java
3 14 (3.08%) C#
4 13 (2.86%) PowerShell
5 11 (2.42%) C
6 10 (2.20%) Python
7 1 (0.22%) Erlang
7 1 (0.22%) Perl
7 1 (0.22%) R
7 1 (0.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 59 (13.00%) Degree
2 30 (6.61%) CISSP
3 17 (3.74%) ITIL Certification
4 15 (3.30%) CISM
5 10 (2.20%) CCNP
5 10 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.20%) PMI Certification
5 10 (2.20%) PMP
6 9 (1.98%) CISA
7 7 (1.54%) CCIE
7 7 (1.54%) GSEC
7 7 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.32%) MCSE
8 6 (1.32%) Security Cleared
9 5 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (1.10%) GIAC
9 5 (1.10%) GISF
10 4 (0.88%) HND
10 4 (0.88%) ISEB
11 3 (0.66%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (16.74%) SLA
2 22 (4.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.64%) PCI DSS
4 10 (2.20%) ISO 9001
5 8 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 7 (1.54%) PMO
7 3 (0.66%) GDPR
7 3 (0.66%) QA
8 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.22%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 17025
8 1 (0.22%) PSD2
8 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.22%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 51 (11.23%) Active Directory
2 24 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.42%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.32%) Docker
5 3 (0.66%) vSphere
5 3 (0.66%) XenApp
6 2 (0.44%) LXC
7 1 (0.22%) KVM
7 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.22%) Samba
7 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (2.86%) FortiGate
2 9 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.32%) SCCM
4 5 (1.10%) Core Impact
4 5 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (1.10%) Nessus
4 5 (1.10%) Nexpose
4 5 (1.10%) OpenVAS
4 5 (1.10%) PowerBroker
4 5 (1.10%) QRadar
4 5 (1.10%) RSA Security Analytics
4 5 (1.10%) WSUS
5 4 (0.88%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.66%) Ansible
6 3 (0.66%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.66%) Pingdom
7 2 (0.44%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.44%) Nagios
7 2 (0.44%) Puppet
8 1 (0.22%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 58 (12.78%) Microsoft
2 46 (10.13%) VMware
3 32 (7.05%) Cisco
4 21 (4.63%) Palo Alto
5 19 (4.19%) CheckPoint
5 19 (4.19%) Salesforce.com
6 17 (3.74%) LogRhythm
7 16 (3.52%) Citrix
8 15 (3.30%) SAP
9 13 (2.86%) Oracle
10 10 (2.20%) Fortinet
11 8 (1.76%) ArcSight
11 8 (1.76%) Xerox
12 7 (1.54%) Adobe
12 7 (1.54%) AppSense
12 7 (1.54%) Brocade
12 7 (1.54%) SolarWinds
13 6 (1.32%) IBM
13 6 (1.32%) Red Hat
13 6 (1.32%) Symantec