The median annual salary for an Operations Manager was £63,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 629 678 684
Rank change year-on-year +49 +6  
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Manager 264 268 302
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.27% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.28% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 194 200 215
UK median annual salary £63,250 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% -  
10th Percentile £42,725 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £83,375 £87,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £54,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -8.25%  

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 85307 94661 107304
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.92% 96.51% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 283995 351566 402215
UK median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.55%  
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Operations Manager in the UK

Operations Manager
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 Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 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 +54 261 £64,000 +16.36% 19
London +58 133 £65,000 - 8
UK excluding London -7 128 £55,000 +10.00% 14
North of England +5 46 £55,000 +29.41% 3
South East +34 43 £65,000 +20.37% 4
East of England -10 18 £55,000 +4.76% 2
South West +2 10 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Midlands -23 10 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Scotland - 1 £50,000 - 3

Operations Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 168 (34.57%) ITIL
2 128 (26.34%) Finance
3 103 (21.19%) Windows
4 93 (19.14%) Service Delivery
5 91 (18.72%) Project Management
6 77 (15.84%) Microsoft
7 75 (15.43%) Security Operations
8 74 (15.23%) VMware
9 61 (12.55%) Telecoms
9 61 (12.55%) Degree
10 59 (12.14%) Continuous Improvement
11 58 (11.93%) Service Management
12 57 (11.73%) SLA
13 55 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
14 54 (11.11%) Data Centre
15 52 (10.70%) Active Directory
16 49 (10.08%) Microsoft Office
17 48 (9.88%) Information Security
18 45 (9.26%) Firewall
19 44 (9.05%) Cisco
19 44 (9.05%) Line Management
19 44 (9.05%) Windows Server
20 42 (8.64%) People Management
21 40 (8.23%) Linux
21 40 (8.23%) Management Information System
21 40 (8.23%) Cybersecurity
22 39 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
23 38 (7.82%) VMware Infrastructure
24 37 (7.61%) Citrix
25 36 (7.41%) ITIL Certification

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 26 (5.35%) MS Exchange
2 23 (4.73%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.06%) IIS
4 9 (1.85%) Skype for Business
5 7 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.21%) Apache
8 1 (0.21%) Confluence
8 1 (0.21%) JBoss
8 1 (0.21%) nginx
8 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 49 (10.08%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (4.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (2.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.62%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (0.62%) FastStats
4 2 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.41%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.41%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.21%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.35%) Office 365
1 26 (5.35%) SaaS
2 24 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (3.70%) IaaS
4 6 (1.23%) Adobe Analytics
5 5 (1.03%) Mimecast
6 3 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.62%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.62%) Google Tag Manager
6 3 (0.62%) PaaS
7 2 (0.41%) G Suite
7 2 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.41%) Yammer
8 1 (0.21%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 45 (9.26%) Firewall
2 19 (3.91%) DNS
3 18 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 18 (3.70%) Unified Communications
4 17 (3.50%) LAN
4 17 (3.50%) WAN
5 16 (3.29%) SAN
6 12 (2.47%) Internet
6 12 (2.47%) Network Security
7 8 (1.65%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (1.65%) VoIP
8 7 (1.44%) Skype
9 6 (1.23%) DHCP
9 6 (1.23%) VLAN
10 5 (1.03%) Broadband
10 5 (1.03%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (1.03%) Wireless
11 4 (0.82%) VPN
11 4 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.62%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.12%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.06%) Big Data
3 5 (1.03%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.82%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.62%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (0.62%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.62%) MySQL
5 3 (0.62%) Redis
5 3 (0.62%) SAP BW
5 3 (0.62%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.41%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.41%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.21%) Riak
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (0.62%) Git (software)
1 3 (0.62%) JIRA
1 3 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.21%) git-flow
3 1 (0.21%) SonarQube
General
1 128 (26.34%) Finance
2 61 (12.55%) Telecoms
3 34 (7.00%) Marketing
4 24 (4.94%) Retail
5 23 (4.73%) Law
6 21 (4.32%) Banking
7 18 (3.70%) Legal
8 16 (3.29%) Manufacturing
9 14 (2.88%) Games
10 13 (2.67%) Electronics
11 4 (0.82%) Advertising
11 4 (0.82%) Billing
11 4 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.62%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.41%) Automotive
13 2 (0.41%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.41%) Music Industry
14 1 (0.21%) French Language
14 1 (0.21%) Japanese Language
14 1 (0.21%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.23%) HTML
2 5 (1.03%) EDI
3 3 (0.62%) .NET
3 3 (0.62%) DHTML
3 3 (0.62%) Flash
4 2 (0.41%) LAMP
5 1 (0.21%) CSS
5 1 (0.21%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.21%) jQuery
5 1 (0.21%) JSON
5 1 (0.21%) Node.js
5 1 (0.21%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.21%) Velocity
5 1 (0.21%) Visualforce
5 1 (0.21%) VML
5 1 (0.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 54 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 40 (8.23%) Management Information System
3 39 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (5.35%) Security Operations Centre
5 15 (3.09%) FMCG
6 13 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
7 11 (2.26%) Public Cloud
8 10 (2.06%) Fintech
9 9 (1.85%) Computer Science
10 8 (1.65%) User Experience
11 7 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.44%) Virtual Team
12 6 (1.23%) CMDB
13 5 (1.03%) Cyberthreat
14 4 (0.82%) Enterprise Cloud
14 4 (0.82%) Social Media
15 3 (0.62%) Digital Media
15 3 (0.62%) HP Storage
15 3 (0.62%) Online Games
15 3 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 103 (21.19%) Windows
2 44 (9.05%) Windows Server
3 40 (8.23%) Linux
4 24 (4.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (4.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (3.70%) Unix
6 17 (3.50%) Windows 7
7 16 (3.29%) Windows 10
8 6 (1.23%) AIX
8 6 (1.23%) CentOS
8 6 (1.23%) Ubuntu
9 5 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.41%) Android
10 2 (0.41%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.21%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (34.57%) ITIL
2 93 (19.14%) Service Delivery
3 91 (18.72%) Project Management
4 75 (15.43%) Security Operations
5 59 (12.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 58 (11.93%) Service Management
7 55 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 48 (9.88%) Information Security
9 44 (9.05%) Line Management
10 42 (8.64%) People Management
11 40 (8.23%) Cybersecurity
12 36 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
12 36 (7.41%) IT Strategy
13 33 (6.79%) PRINCE2
14 32 (6.58%) Risk Management
15 31 (6.38%) Incident Management
16 29 (5.97%) Time Management
17 28 (5.76%) SIEM
18 27 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
19 26 (5.35%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (5.35%) SQL
2 14 (2.88%) PowerShell
3 10 (2.06%) C
4 8 (1.65%) JavaScript
5 7 (1.44%) Java
6 4 (0.82%) C#
7 3 (0.62%) Python
8 2 (0.41%) PHP
9 1 (0.21%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.21%) Go
9 1 (0.21%) Perl
9 1 (0.21%) Ruby
9 1 (0.21%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 61 (12.55%) Degree
2 36 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
3 34 (7.00%) CISSP
4 21 (4.32%) CISM
5 20 (4.12%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (3.29%) Security Cleared
7 14 (2.88%) CCNP
7 14 (2.88%) MCSE
7 14 (2.88%) PMP
8 13 (2.67%) PMI Certification
9 10 (2.06%) BC Cleared
10 6 (1.23%) CCNA
10 6 (1.23%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 6 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (1.23%) SANS
11 5 (1.03%) CEH
11 5 (1.03%) CISA
11 5 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (0.82%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (11.73%) SLA
2 32 (6.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (3.91%) PCI DSS
4 10 (2.06%) PMO
4 10 (2.06%) QA
5 5 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.03%) SSAE 16
6 4 (0.82%) GDPR
6 4 (0.82%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.41%) GCP
8 2 (0.41%) IFRS
8 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.41%) SEPA
System Software
1 52 (10.70%) Active Directory
2 38 (7.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.09%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.26%) XenApp
5 9 (1.85%) vSphere
6 6 (1.23%) Docker
7 5 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.62%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.41%) XenServer
10 1 (0.21%) KVM
10 1 (0.21%) LXC
10 1 (0.21%) Samba
Systems Management
1 18 (3.70%) SCCM
2 14 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (2.47%) Puppet
4 10 (2.06%) SCOM
5 7 (1.44%) WSUS
6 6 (1.23%) Ansible
6 6 (1.23%) FortiGate
6 6 (1.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 5 (1.03%) HP NNM
7 5 (1.03%) Netcool
7 5 (1.03%) SCVMM
8 4 (0.82%) CFEngine
8 4 (0.82%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.62%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.62%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.62%) Nagios
9 3 (0.62%) Pingdom
10 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.41%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 77 (15.84%) Microsoft
2 74 (15.23%) VMware
3 44 (9.05%) Cisco
4 37 (7.61%) Citrix
5 31 (6.38%) SAP
6 12 (2.47%) CA
6 12 (2.47%) HP
6 12 (2.47%) SolarWinds
7 9 (1.85%) Adobe
7 9 (1.85%) Oracle
7 9 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.65%) Google
8 8 (1.65%) IBM
8 8 (1.65%) LogRhythm
8 8 (1.65%) Symantec
9 7 (1.44%) CheckPoint
9 7 (1.44%) New Relic
9 7 (1.44%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.23%) ArcSight
10 6 (1.23%) ServiceNow
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