The median annual salary for a Operations Manager was £62,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 634 669 669
Rank change year-on-year +35 0  
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Manager 221 285 307
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.27% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.28% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 172 182 259
Median salary £62,000 £60,000 £61,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% -2.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £79,750 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £58,750 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +17.50% -9.09%  

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 82331 100795 104032
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.38% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 68376 84445 84981
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Operations Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Operations Manager in the job title.

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 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Operations Manager in the UK

Operations Manager
Top 30 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 30 March 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 +24 220 £62,000 +3.33% 19
London +59 104 £66,750 +2.69% 6
South East +42 39 £57,500 +13.30% 6
North West +1 29 £65,000 - 1
East of England +33 24 £62,000 -15.35% 2
City of London +34 17 £71,250 -6.55% 1
Manchester -19 15 £65,000 -
Cheshire +18 14 £60,000 +26.31%
West Midlands +19 13 £47,500 -28.30%
Hertfordshire +26 12 £65,000 - 2
Berkshire +23 11 £60,000 +20.00% 3
Slough +34 10 £60,000 +9.09%
Yorkshire +14 10 £55,500 +32.14% 3
Oxfordshire +10 10 £57,500 - 1
Warrington - 10 £65,000 -
Buckinghamshire +16 8 £70,000 -
Birmingham +11 8 £42,500 -29.16%
West Yorkshire -1 8 £53,750 +27.97% 3
Oxford - 8 £57,500 - 1
Essex +19 6 £62,000 -27.05%
Milton Keynes +6 6 £66,000 -
Chelmsford - 6 £62,000 -
Bedfordshire +9 5 £42,500 -37.03%
South West +22 4 £42,500 -26.08% 1
Hampshire +21 4 £30,625 -57.75%
Leeds +13 4 £57,500 +15.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +8 4 £65,000 -
Luton +2 4 £42,500 -46.20%
Cambridge 0 4 £65,000 -
Royston - 4 £75,000 -

Operations Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 178 (38.12%) ITIL
2 105 (22.48%) Finance
3 101 (21.63%) Service Delivery
4 88 (18.84%) Data Centre
5 82 (17.56%) VMware
6 74 (15.85%) Windows
7 71 (15.20%) Microsoft
7 71 (15.20%) Project Management
8 70 (14.99%) Security Operations
9 67 (14.35%) Cisco
10 64 (13.70%) Active Directory
11 59 (12.63%) Telecoms
12 57 (12.21%) Service Management
13 53 (11.35%) Information Security
13 53 (11.35%) Firewall
13 53 (11.35%) Stakeholder Management
14 51 (10.92%) MS Excel
14 51 (10.92%) Incident Management
15 49 (10.49%) Citrix
15 49 (10.49%) Agile Software Development
16 47 (10.06%) Linux
17 46 (9.85%) SLA
18 45 (9.64%) Microsoft Azure
19 41 (8.78%) Problem Management
20 40 (8.57%) Degree
21 38 (8.14%) Continuous Improvement
21 38 (8.14%) CISSP
22 36 (7.71%) Line Management
23 35 (7.49%) People Management
23 35 (7.49%) 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 31 (6.64%) MS Exchange
2 30 (6.42%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.71%) IIS
4 6 (1.28%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.43%) CMS
7 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.21%) Apache
8 1 (0.21%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.21%) Confluence
8 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
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 51 (10.92%) MS Excel
2 27 (5.78%) MS Office
3 6 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.21%) CATIA
5 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.07%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.86%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (0.86%) FastStats
4 3 (0.64%) Revive Adserver
4 3 (0.64%) SAP MM
4 3 (0.64%) SAP PP
4 3 (0.64%) SAP SCM
5 2 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.43%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.43%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.21%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (9.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (5.78%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (5.57%) SaaS
4 18 (3.85%) Office 365
5 17 (3.64%) IaaS
6 7 (1.50%) PaaS
7 6 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.64%) G Suite
9 2 (0.43%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.43%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.21%) Force.com
10 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 53 (11.35%) Firewall
2 17 (3.64%) Unified Communications
2 17 (3.64%) WAN
3 14 (3.00%) DNS
3 14 (3.00%) Internet
3 14 (3.00%) LAN
4 12 (2.57%) Network Security
5 11 (2.36%) TCP/IP
5 11 (2.36%) VPN
6 10 (2.14%) SAN
7 9 (1.93%) VoIP
7 9 (1.93%) Wireless
8 8 (1.71%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (1.71%) VLAN
9 7 (1.50%) DHCP
10 5 (1.07%) FTP
10 5 (1.07%) IPv4
11 4 (0.86%) Broadband
11 4 (0.86%) SSL
12 3 (0.64%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.14%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.14%) Big Data
3 3 (0.64%) Data Mining
3 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (0.43%) GIS
4 2 (0.43%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.43%) MySQL
4 2 (0.43%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.21%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.21%) Flink
5 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.21%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.21%) Riak
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.86%) JIRA
3 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.21%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.21%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.21%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
General
1 105 (22.48%) Finance
2 59 (12.63%) Telecoms
3 26 (5.57%) Marketing
4 22 (4.71%) Law
4 22 (4.71%) Retail
5 16 (3.43%) Games
5 16 (3.43%) Legal
6 14 (3.00%) Banking
7 7 (1.50%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.50%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.28%) Advertising
8 6 (1.28%) Electronics
9 5 (1.07%) Back Office
9 5 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.86%) Automotive
10 4 (0.86%) Billing
11 2 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.21%) French Language
12 1 (0.21%) German Language
12 1 (0.21%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.28%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (1.07%) Web Services
3 4 (0.86%) .NET
3 4 (0.86%) HTML
4 2 (0.43%) AngularJS
4 2 (0.43%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (0.43%) DHTML
4 2 (0.43%) Flash
4 2 (0.43%) LAMP
4 2 (0.43%) Middleware
4 2 (0.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.21%) DAO
5 1 (0.21%) jQuery
5 1 (0.21%) JSON
5 1 (0.21%) Node.js
5 1 (0.21%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.21%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.21%) Velocity
5 1 (0.21%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 88 (18.84%) Data Centre
2 26 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (5.57%) Security Operations Centre
3 24 (5.14%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.00%) FMCG
5 9 (1.93%) Cyberthreat
5 9 (1.93%) Driving Licence
5 9 (1.93%) User Experience
6 6 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.07%) CMDB
7 5 (1.07%) Private Cloud
8 4 (0.86%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.86%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.64%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.64%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (0.64%) HP StoreVirtual
9 3 (0.64%) Mobile Games
9 3 (0.64%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 74 (15.85%) Windows
2 47 (10.06%) Linux
3 32 (6.85%) Windows Server
4 22 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (2.78%) Unix
7 9 (1.93%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.71%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.86%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.64%) OpenVMS
11 3 (0.64%) VMS
12 1 (0.21%) AIX
12 1 (0.21%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (38.12%) ITIL
2 101 (21.63%) Service Delivery
3 71 (15.20%) Project Management
4 70 (14.99%) Security Operations
5 57 (12.21%) Service Management
6 53 (11.35%) Information Security
6 53 (11.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 51 (10.92%) Incident Management
8 49 (10.49%) Agile Software Development
9 41 (8.78%) Problem Management
10 38 (8.14%) Continuous Improvement
11 36 (7.71%) Line Management
12 35 (7.49%) People Management
13 33 (7.07%) ITIL V3
14 32 (6.85%) Change Management
14 32 (6.85%) SIEM
15 28 (6.00%) Process Improvement
16 24 (5.14%) High Availability
17 23 (4.93%) DevOps
18 21 (4.50%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 24 (5.14%) SQL
2 11 (2.36%) C
3 10 (2.14%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.28%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.64%) Java
6 2 (0.43%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.43%) C#
6 2 (0.43%) PHP
7 1 (0.21%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.21%) Go
7 1 (0.21%) Python
7 1 (0.21%) Ruby
7 1 (0.21%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 40 (8.57%) Degree
2 38 (8.14%) CISSP
3 35 (7.49%) ITIL Certification
4 31 (6.64%) CISM
5 29 (6.21%) Security Cleared
6 27 (5.78%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (4.07%) CCNP
8 13 (2.78%) BC Cleared
9 12 (2.57%) SC Cleared
10 11 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (2.14%) CISA
12 8 (1.71%) CCNA
13 7 (1.50%) MCSE
13 7 (1.50%) PMP
14 5 (1.07%) CCIE
14 5 (1.07%) CEH
14 5 (1.07%) PMI Certification
14 5 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 4 (0.86%) GCIA
15 4 (0.86%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (9.85%) SLA
2 33 (7.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (3.64%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.50%) PMO
5 4 (0.86%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.86%) QA
6 3 (0.64%) COBIT
6 3 (0.64%) SSAE 16
7 2 (0.43%) IFRS
7 2 (0.43%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.43%) SEPA
8 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.21%) GCP
8 1 (0.21%) GPG13
8 1 (0.21%) P3O
System Software
1 64 (13.70%) Active Directory
2 31 (6.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.00%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.93%) vSphere
4 9 (1.93%) XenApp
5 5 (1.07%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.64%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.43%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.43%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.21%) Docker
8 1 (0.21%) Snort
8 1 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (4.71%) SCCM
2 15 (3.21%) Puppet
3 11 (2.36%) SCOM
4 8 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.50%) WSUS
6 6 (1.28%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 5 (1.07%) SCVMM
7 5 (1.07%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.64%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.43%) Nagios
9 2 (0.43%) Nessus
9 2 (0.43%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.43%) ServiceCenter
10 1 (0.21%) Ansible
10 1 (0.21%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.21%) logstash
10 1 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 82 (17.56%) VMware
2 71 (15.20%) Microsoft
3 67 (14.35%) Cisco
4 49 (10.49%) Citrix
5 17 (3.64%) SAP
6 16 (3.43%) HP
7 13 (2.78%) CA
8 11 (2.36%) Google
9 10 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.93%) IBM
10 9 (1.93%) SolarWinds
11 6 (1.28%) 3PAR
11 6 (1.28%) CheckPoint
11 6 (1.28%) Dell
11 6 (1.28%) Oracle
11 6 (1.28%) Remedy
11 6 (1.28%) ServiceNow
12 4 (0.86%) Adobe
12 4 (0.86%) Apteco
12 4 (0.86%) New Relic
London
Huxley
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Merseyside
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bradford, Yorkshire
iSource IT
Salary: Car Allowance + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £75,000 to £90,000 per annum Excellent Flexible Banking Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 to 65,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 14 days ago
Hatfield
Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Maersk Line
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Oxford
Hays West And Wales
Salary: £58000 - £63000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Posted: 13 days ago
East London
Asthma UK
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Brentford
Energon Global
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
London, UK
AlphaSights
Salary: £70,000 - £95,000 per year (negotiable)
Posted: 10 days ago
Guildford
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago