The table below looks at the statistics for Operations Research skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Operations Research over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 800 809 762
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -47
Permanent jobs citing Operations Research 67 79 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.066% 0.072% 0.091%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.078% 0.087% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 24 56 53
Average salary £48,750 £43,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.42% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,950 £26,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £92,750 £67,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -1.17%
Operations Research
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
86066 91062 82152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 84.46% 82.72% 80.92%
Number of salaries quoted 71168 74298 68447
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £74,100
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Operations Research
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Operations Research across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Operations Research Jobs Demand Trend in England

Operations Research
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Operations Research across the England region.

Operations Research Salary Trend in England

Operations Research
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Operations Research across the England region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

Operations Research Salary Histogram in England

Operations Research
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Research within the England region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +13 51 £50,000 +11.11% 6
South East +5 6 £45,000 +34.32%
North West -1 5 £110,000 +193.33%
West Midlands - 3 £39,000 - 1
East of England +1 2 £45,000 -10.00%
Operations Research
UK

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing Operations Research also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Operations Research.

1 120 (84.51%) Analytics
2 103 (72.54%) Degree
3 91 (64.08%) Statistics
4 86 (60.56%) SAS
5 84 (59.15%) SQL
6 81 (57.04%) Mathematics
7 79 (55.63%) Analytical Skills
8 49 (34.51%) Data Mining
9 44 (30.99%) Finance
9 44 (30.99%) Marketing
9 44 (30.99%) R
10 40 (28.17%) Visualisation
10 40 (28.17%) Business Intelligence
10 40 (28.17%) SPSS
11 39 (27.46%) Statistical Analysis
11 39 (27.46%) Data Analysis
12 38 (26.76%) Microsoft
13 33 (23.24%) Python
13 33 (23.24%) Computer Science
14 31 (21.83%) Economics
15 27 (19.01%) SQL Server
16 25 (17.61%) Tableau
16 25 (17.61%) Big Data
17 24 (16.90%) Data Warehouse
18 23 (16.20%) Data Management
19 22 (15.49%) Statistical Modelling
20 21 (14.79%) Relational Database
20 21 (14.79%) MS PowerPoint
20 21 (14.79%) Project Management
21 20 (14.08%) IBM

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing Operations Research also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Operations Research. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 86 (60.56%) SAS
2 4 (2.82%) Apache Pig
2 4 (2.82%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 40 (28.17%) SPSS
2 21 (14.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 14 (9.86%) MS Excel
4 9 (6.34%) MS Office
5 3 (2.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.41%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.70%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.70%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.52%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.41%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.41%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (34.51%) Data Mining
2 27 (19.01%) SQL Server
3 25 (17.61%) Big Data
4 24 (16.90%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (14.79%) Relational Database
6 16 (11.27%) DB2
7 11 (7.75%) Base SAS
7 11 (7.75%) Hadoop
8 9 (6.34%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 8 (5.63%) QlikView
10 4 (2.82%) NoSQL
10 4 (2.82%) HBase
11 3 (2.11%) Apache Hive
11 3 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 1 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
13 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.70%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 18 (12.68%) Toad
2 2 (1.41%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.70%) Maven
3 1 (0.70%) Selenium
General
1 44 (30.99%) Finance
1 44 (30.99%) Marketing
2 19 (13.38%) Multimedia
3 18 (12.68%) Retail
3 18 (12.68%) Publishing
4 10 (7.04%) Games
5 8 (5.63%) Manufacturing
6 5 (3.52%) Advertising
6 5 (3.52%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (3.52%) Banking
7 4 (2.82%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.82%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.70%) Local Government
8 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (45.07%) Analyst
2 32 (22.54%) Consultant
3 22 (15.49%) Data Scientist
4 19 (13.38%) Data Analyst
5 18 (12.68%) Research Analyst
6 16 (11.27%) Data Consultant
6 16 (11.27%) Integration Consultant
6 16 (11.27%) Data Analytics Consultant
6 16 (11.27%) Data Integration Consultant
7 11 (7.75%) Insight Analyst
7 11 (7.75%) Senior Analyst
8 10 (7.04%) Operations Analyst
9 6 (4.23%) Data Insight Analyst
10 5 (3.52%) Planning Manager
10 5 (3.52%) Business Data Analyst
10 5 (3.52%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 5 (3.52%) Business Analyst
10 5 (3.52%) Management Consultant
11 3 (2.11%) Graduate
11 3 (2.11%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.82%) D3.js
2 2 (1.41%) HTML
2 2 (1.41%) BREW
3 1 (0.70%) HTML5
3 1 (0.70%) .NET
3 1 (0.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 91 (64.08%) Statistics
2 81 (57.04%) Mathematics
3 79 (55.63%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (28.17%) Visualisation
5 33 (23.24%) Computer Science
6 31 (21.83%) Economics
7 19 (13.38%) Data Integration
8 18 (12.68%) Freedom of Information
8 18 (12.68%) Data Protection Act
8 18 (12.68%) Freedom of Information Act
9 15 (10.56%) Physics
10 12 (8.45%) Data Extraction
11 11 (7.75%) Algorithms
12 9 (6.34%) Credit Risk
13 8 (5.63%) Neural Network
14 6 (4.23%) Applied Mathematics
15 5 (3.52%) Mobile App
16 4 (2.82%) User Experience
16 4 (2.82%) CMDB
17 2 (1.41%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (84.51%) Analytics
2 40 (28.17%) Business Intelligence
3 39 (27.46%) Data Analysis
3 39 (27.46%) Statistical Analysis
4 23 (16.20%) Data Management
5 22 (15.49%) Statistical Modelling
6 21 (14.79%) Project Management
7 19 (13.38%) Econometrics
7 19 (13.38%) Data Protection
8 18 (12.68%) Data Governance
8 18 (12.68%) Information Management
9 16 (11.27%) Quality Management
9 16 (11.27%) Migration
9 16 (11.27%) Data Migration
9 16 (11.27%) Master Data Management
10 15 (10.56%) Business Analytics
10 15 (10.56%) Open Source
11 14 (9.86%) Web Analytics
12 13 (9.15%) Logistic Regression
13 12 (8.45%) Predictive Analytics
Programming Languages
1 84 (59.15%) SQL
2 44 (30.99%) R
3 33 (23.24%) Python
4 17 (11.97%) MATLAB
5 15 (10.56%) VBA
6 9 (6.34%) Java
7 6 (4.23%) C
8 4 (2.82%) C++
9 3 (2.11%) SAS Macro
10 1 (0.70%) C#
10 1 (0.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 103 (72.54%) Degree
2 15 (10.56%) PhD
3 8 (5.63%) MBA
4 7 (4.93%) Postgraduate
5 2 (1.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.27%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 38 (26.76%) Microsoft
2 25 (17.61%) Tableau
3 20 (14.08%) IBM
3 20 (14.08%) Business Objects
4 19 (13.38%) Oracle
5 18 (12.68%) SAP
6 17 (11.97%) Informatica
6 17 (11.97%) Ab Initio
6 17 (11.97%) Teradata
6 17 (11.97%) Netezza
7 16 (11.27%) Trillium
8 13 (9.15%) MicroStrategy
9 5 (3.52%) Google
10 2 (1.41%) Omniture
11 1 (0.70%) Minitab
11 1 (0.70%) Alteryx
11 1 (0.70%) Cognizant
11 1 (0.70%) Cognos
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