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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 793 781 837
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +56
Permanent jobs citing Operations Research 57 65 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.058% 0.068% 0.037%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.070% 0.083% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 43 43 22
Average salary £52,500 £37,500 £48,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -22.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,750 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,000 £68,850
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-10.66% +7.14%
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
81768 78776 82778
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.75% 82.36% 80.15%
Number of salaries quoted 67914 63526 70746
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 30 January 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 30 January 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +3 31 £55,000 +37.50% 8
East Midlands +27 13 £20,750 -40.71%
South East -36 6 £55,000 -12.00% 3
North West -14 3 £37,500 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £38,750 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £33,500 -
East of England - 1 £42,500 -
Operations Research
UK

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 83 (79.05%) Mathematics
2 80 (76.19%) Statistics
3 75 (71.43%) Analytics
4 69 (65.71%) Degree
5 60 (57.14%) SQL
6 59 (56.19%) SAS
7 58 (55.24%) Analytical Skills
8 35 (33.33%) Marketing
8 35 (33.33%) Finance
9 34 (32.38%) SPSS
10 32 (30.48%) Computer Science
10 32 (30.48%) Visualisation
11 26 (24.76%) Economics
12 24 (22.86%) Data Mining
12 24 (22.86%) Big Data
13 23 (21.90%) VBA
14 22 (20.95%) MS Excel
14 22 (20.95%) Project Management
14 22 (20.95%) R
15 21 (20.00%) Data Analysis
16 20 (19.05%) Statistical Modelling
17 19 (18.10%) Python
17 19 (18.10%) SQL Server
18 18 (17.14%) Oracle
19 17 (16.19%) Tableau
19 17 (16.19%) Predictive Modelling
20 14 (13.33%) Retail
20 14 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
21 13 (12.38%) Direct Marketing
21 13 (12.38%) Customer Insight

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 59 (56.19%) SAS
2 2 (1.90%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 34 (32.38%) SPSS
2 22 (20.95%) MS Excel
3 8 (7.62%) PowerPivot
3 8 (7.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.71%) Broadband
2 4 (3.81%) SNMP
2 4 (3.81%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.81%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (22.86%) Data Mining
1 24 (22.86%) Big Data
2 19 (18.10%) SQL Server
3 10 (9.52%) MS Access
4 9 (8.57%) Hadoop
5 8 (7.62%) Spotfire
5 8 (7.62%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (7.62%) MySQL
5 8 (7.62%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (6.67%) Relational Database
7 4 (3.81%) QlikView
7 4 (3.81%) DB2
8 3 (2.86%) SAS Enterprise Miner
8 3 (2.86%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.90%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.90%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.90%) OLAP
9 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 9 (8.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (33.33%) Marketing
1 35 (33.33%) Finance
2 14 (13.33%) Retail
3 7 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.81%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.86%) Games
5 3 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.90%) Banking
7 1 (0.95%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.95%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.95%) Front Office
7 1 (0.95%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.95%) French Language
Job Titles
1 35 (33.33%) Analyst
2 15 (14.29%) Insight Analyst
2 15 (14.29%) Data Analyst
3 12 (11.43%) Senior Analyst
4 11 (10.48%) Data Scientist
5 10 (9.52%) Consultant
6 8 (7.62%) Graduate
7 6 (5.71%) Senior Insight Analyst
8 5 (4.76%) Senior SAS Analyst
8 5 (4.76%) SAS Analyst
8 5 (4.76%) Senior Manager
8 5 (4.76%) SAS Insight Analyst
9 4 (3.81%) Data Analytics Consultant
9 4 (3.81%) Data Integration Consultant
9 4 (3.81%) Architect
9 4 (3.81%) Management Consultant
9 4 (3.81%) Integration Consultant
9 4 (3.81%) Data Consultant
10 3 (2.86%) Enterprise Architect
10 3 (2.86%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.81%) HTML
1 4 (3.81%) XML
2 1 (0.95%) STL
2 1 (0.95%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (0.95%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 83 (79.05%) Mathematics
2 80 (76.19%) Statistics
3 58 (55.24%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (30.48%) Computer Science
4 32 (30.48%) Visualisation
5 26 (24.76%) Economics
6 7 (6.67%) Applied Mathematics
6 7 (6.67%) Algorithms
7 6 (5.71%) Social Media
7 6 (5.71%) Open Source
7 6 (5.71%) Data Integration
8 4 (3.81%) FMCG
8 4 (3.81%) Data Extraction
9 3 (2.86%) Neural Network
9 3 (2.86%) Physics
10 2 (1.90%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.90%) Credit Risk
10 2 (1.90%) Clustering
10 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.95%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.67%) UNIX
2 5 (4.76%) Linux
3 4 (3.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (71.43%) Analytics
2 22 (20.95%) Project Management
3 21 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 20 (19.05%) Statistical Modelling
5 17 (16.19%) Predictive Modelling
6 14 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (12.38%) Direct Marketing
7 13 (12.38%) Customer Insight
8 12 (11.43%) Statistical Analysis
9 10 (9.52%) Performance Management
9 10 (9.52%) Web Analytics
9 10 (9.52%) Data Management
10 9 (8.57%) Business Transformation
10 9 (8.57%) Big Data Analytics
10 9 (8.57%) Data Analytics
10 9 (8.57%) Business Analytics
11 8 (7.62%) MapReduce
11 8 (7.62%) Marketing Strategy
11 8 (7.62%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (7.62%) Logistic Regression
Programming Languages
1 60 (57.14%) SQL
2 23 (21.90%) VBA
3 22 (20.95%) R
4 19 (18.10%) Python
5 12 (11.43%) VB
6 8 (7.62%) T-SQL
6 8 (7.62%) PL/SQL
7 5 (4.76%) C++
8 4 (3.81%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.81%) Perl
8 4 (3.81%) MATLAB
9 3 (2.86%) Java
9 3 (2.86%) C
10 1 (0.95%) XQuery
10 1 (0.95%) C#
Qualifications
1 69 (65.71%) Degree
2 10 (9.52%) PhD
3 3 (2.86%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.62%) QA
2 5 (4.76%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.95%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 4 (3.81%) Tivoli
1 4 (3.81%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 4 (3.81%) Netcool
1 4 (3.81%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 18 (17.14%) Oracle
2 17 (16.19%) Tableau
3 11 (10.48%) Microsoft
4 9 (8.57%) Teradata
5 8 (7.62%) IBM
6 6 (5.71%) Informatica
7 5 (4.76%) MicroStrategy
7 5 (4.76%) SAP
8 4 (3.81%) Splunk
8 4 (3.81%) RedPrairie
8 4 (3.81%) Business Objects
8 4 (3.81%) Trillium
8 4 (3.81%) JDA
8 4 (3.81%) Compuware
8 4 (3.81%) Ab Initio
8 4 (3.81%) Netezza
9 2 (1.90%) Aprimo
10 1 (0.95%) Norkom
10 1 (0.95%) Minitab
10 1 (0.95%) Jaspersoft
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