The table below looks at the statistics for Operations Research skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Operations Research over the 3 months to 27 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 247 245 235
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Permanent jobs citing Operations Research 4 2 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.061% 0.028% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.071% 0.034% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 8
Average salary £110,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+193.33% -11.76%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £46,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-15.21% +8.23%
Operations Research
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5657 5929 5849
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.16% 83.31% 79.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4588 4721 4977
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.65%

Operations Research
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Operations Research Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Operations Research
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Operations Research Salary Trend in the North West

Operations Research
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Research within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 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
(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
Merseyside - 2 - -
Manchester - 1 £110,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £110,000 -
Operations Research
England

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 10 (76.92%) Degree
2 9 (69.23%) Mathematics
2 9 (69.23%) Analytics
3 8 (61.54%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (61.54%) Statistics
3 8 (61.54%) SAS
4 6 (46.15%) Project Management
4 6 (46.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (46.15%) Computer Science
4 6 (46.15%) Statistical Modelling
5 5 (38.46%) Visualisation
5 5 (38.46%) Data Mining
5 5 (38.46%) Data Management
5 5 (38.46%) Economics
5 5 (38.46%) Java
5 5 (38.46%) SQL
5 5 (38.46%) Python
5 5 (38.46%) Line Management
6 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
6 4 (30.77%) User Experience
6 4 (30.77%) Hadoop
6 4 (30.77%) People Management
6 4 (30.77%) Apache Spark
6 4 (30.77%) Apache Pig
6 4 (30.77%) C
6 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
6 4 (30.77%) MATLAB
6 4 (30.77%) Service Management
6 4 (30.77%) ITSM
6 4 (30.77%) Investment Banking

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 8 (61.54%) SAS
2 4 (30.77%) Apache Pig
2 4 (30.77%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (7.69%) MS Office
3 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) Data Mining
2 4 (30.77%) Hadoop
2 4 (30.77%) NoSQL
2 4 (30.77%) HBase
2 4 (30.77%) Big Data
3 2 (15.38%) Base SAS
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (7.69%) Spotfire
4 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (30.77%) Banking
1 4 (30.77%) Investment Banking
2 3 (23.08%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Manufacturing
3 2 (15.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Data Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Planning Manager
3 2 (15.38%) MI Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Graduate
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (69.23%) Mathematics
2 8 (61.54%) Statistics
2 8 (61.54%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (46.15%) Computer Science
4 5 (38.46%) Visualisation
4 5 (38.46%) Economics
5 4 (30.77%) User Experience
5 4 (30.77%) CMDB
5 4 (30.77%) Credit Risk
6 1 (7.69%) Physics
6 1 (7.69%) Psychology
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Analytics
2 6 (46.15%) Project Management
2 6 (46.15%) Statistical Modelling
3 5 (38.46%) Data Management
3 5 (38.46%) Line Management
4 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
4 4 (30.77%) People Management
4 4 (30.77%) Service Management
4 4 (30.77%) Data Analytics
4 4 (30.77%) Big Data Analytics
4 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
4 4 (30.77%) ITSM
4 4 (30.77%) Problem Management
5 3 (23.08%) ERP
6 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
6 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
6 2 (15.38%) Time Management
6 2 (15.38%) SDLC
6 2 (15.38%) Marketing Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Java
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
1 5 (38.46%) Python
2 4 (30.77%) MATLAB
2 4 (30.77%) C
2 4 (30.77%) R
3 2 (15.38%) SAS Macro
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) Degree
2 3 (23.08%) MBA
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Business Objects
2 1 (7.69%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle