The median annual salary for a Operations Manager was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 28 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 194 225 200
Rank change year-on-year +31 -25  
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Manager 13 22 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.27% 0.36% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.37% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 9 9 12
Median salary £47,500 £67,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -29.62% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £46,000 £46,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,400 £80,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4620 5952 4959
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.88% 96.40% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3833 4835 4244
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Operations Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Operations Manager in the West Midlands

Operations Manager
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Operations Manager in the West Midlands

Operations Manager
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Manager in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Operations Manager in the West Midlands

Operations Manager
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Manager within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 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
Birmingham +7 8 £42,500 -37.03%
Staffordshire +14 3 £47,500 +3.26%
Warwickshire - 1 £65,000 -
Operations Manager
England

Operations Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Operations Manager in the job title.

1 34 (73.91%) Data Centre
2 29 (63.04%) VMware
3 27 (58.70%) Microsoft
4 26 (56.52%) MS Excel
5 24 (52.17%) Active Directory
5 24 (52.17%) Citrix
6 20 (43.48%) Service Delivery
6 20 (43.48%) Microsoft Azure
7 19 (41.30%) Trend Analysis
7 19 (41.30%) Cisco
7 19 (41.30%) MS Exchange
8 12 (26.09%) ITIL
9 10 (21.74%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (21.74%) SIEM
9 10 (21.74%) Security Operations
10 9 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (19.57%) CISSP
10 9 (19.57%) Windows
10 9 (19.57%) Linux
11 8 (17.39%) Project Management
11 8 (17.39%) PCI DSS
12 7 (15.22%) Data Centre Operations
12 7 (15.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 7 (15.22%) CISA
12 7 (15.22%) CISM
12 7 (15.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 6 (13.04%) Games
13 6 (13.04%) Unix
13 6 (13.04%) Hyper-V
14 5 (10.87%) Cloud Computing

Operations Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 19 (41.30%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 26 (56.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (43.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (10.87%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.17%) IaaS
3 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) Network Security
2 3 (6.52%) HTTPS
3 2 (4.35%) DNS
3 2 (4.35%) Firewall
3 2 (4.35%) SSL
3 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
General
1 6 (13.04%) Games
2 3 (6.52%) Retail
3 2 (4.35%) Finance
3 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 34 (73.91%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.70%) Private Cloud
2 4 (8.70%) User Experience
3 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.35%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (4.35%) Online Games
4 1 (2.17%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.17%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.57%) Linux
1 9 (19.57%) Windows
2 6 (13.04%) Unix
3 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (43.48%) Service Delivery
2 19 (41.30%) Trend Analysis
3 12 (26.09%) ITIL
4 10 (21.74%) Security Operations
4 10 (21.74%) SIEM
5 8 (17.39%) Project Management
6 7 (15.22%) Data Centre Operations
6 7 (15.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 5 (10.87%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (8.70%) Front End Development
8 4 (8.70%) Web Development
9 3 (6.52%) Line Management
9 3 (6.52%) Operations Management
9 3 (6.52%) TOGAF
10 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (4.35%) Cybersecurity
10 2 (4.35%) Malware Analysis
10 2 (4.35%) Planning and Forecasting
Qualifications
1 10 (21.74%) ITIL Certification
2 9 (19.57%) CISSP
3 7 (15.22%) CISA
3 7 (15.22%) CISM
4 3 (6.52%) MCSE
4 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.52%) RHCE
5 2 (4.35%) CCNA
5 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.35%) GCIA
5 2 (4.35%) GCIH
5 2 (4.35%) RHCA
5 2 (4.35%) RHCSA
6 1 (2.17%) Degree
6 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.39%) PCI DSS
2 7 (15.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (8.70%) PMO
4 1 (2.17%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 24 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 9 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (13.04%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) SCCM
1 5 (10.87%) SCOM
1 5 (10.87%) Tivoli
2 3 (6.52%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 29 (63.04%) VMware
2 27 (58.70%) Microsoft
3 24 (52.17%) Citrix
4 19 (41.30%) Cisco
5 3 (6.52%) New Relic
5 3 (6.52%) SolarWinds
6 2 (4.35%) JDA
6 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.35%) SAP