The table below looks at the statistics for Operations Research skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Operations Research over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 847 818 826
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +8
Permanent jobs citing Operations Research 50 72 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.066% 0.051%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.054% 0.080% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 35 51 38
Average salary £52,500 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,450 £19,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
92095 89576 91817
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.23% 81.81% 79.51%
Number of salaries quoted 75962 71840 78174
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Operations Research
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Operations Research Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Operations Research
Salary Trend

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

Operations Research Salary Trend in the UK

Operations Research
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Operations Research over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 within the UK.

Operations Research Salary Histogram in the UK

Operations Research
Top 19 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Research within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
England -25 48 £55,000 +46.66% 11
London +16 31 £55,000 +37.50% 4
East Midlands +30 7 £20,750 -40.71% 1
Nottinghamshire +11 7 £20,750 -40.71% 1
Nottingham +10 7 £20,750 -40.71% 1
West Midlands - 6 £55,500 -
South East 0 4 £67,500 +51.68% 1
Warwickshire - 4 £55,500 -
Middlesex - 3 £67,500 -
Romford - 2 £65,000 -
Solihull - 2 £34,500 -
City of London +20 1 £55,000 -15.38% 2
Scotland +4 1 £47,500 -
Surrey -10 1 - - 1
Cardiff - 1 £30,500 -
Staines - 1 - -
Fife - 1 £47,500 -
South Wales - 1 £30,500 -
Wales - 1 £30,500 -

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 88 (77.88%) Mathematics
2 87 (76.99%) Analytics
3 72 (63.72%) SAS
3 72 (63.72%) Statistics
4 68 (60.18%) Degree
5 65 (57.52%) SQL
6 63 (55.75%) Analytical Skills
7 45 (39.82%) Computer Science
8 40 (35.40%) Finance
9 33 (29.20%) SPSS
10 31 (27.43%) Marketing
11 29 (25.66%) Data Mining
12 26 (23.01%) MS Excel
12 26 (23.01%) Business Analytics
13 24 (21.24%) Big Data
14 23 (20.35%) Economics
15 22 (19.47%) Data Analysis
16 21 (18.58%) Statistical Modelling
16 21 (18.58%) Project Management
17 20 (17.70%) SQL Server
17 20 (17.70%) Oracle
17 20 (17.70%) Visualisation
18 19 (16.81%) VBA
18 19 (16.81%) Retail
19 17 (15.04%) Statistical Analysis
20 15 (13.27%) Data Analytics
21 14 (12.39%) Microsoft
21 14 (12.39%) R
22 13 (11.50%) Tableau
22 13 (11.50%) Hadoop

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 72 (63.72%) SAS
2 9 (7.96%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.88%) Lync
Applications
1 33 (29.20%) SPSS
2 26 (23.01%) MS Excel
3 11 (9.73%) MS Office
4 10 (8.85%) PowerPivot
5 4 (3.54%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.88%) EViews
6 1 (0.88%) MS Project
6 1 (0.88%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.88%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.77%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.54%) Broadband
1 4 (3.54%) SNMP
1 4 (3.54%) TCP/IP
1 4 (3.54%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (25.66%) Data Mining
2 24 (21.24%) Big Data
3 20 (17.70%) SQL Server
4 13 (11.50%) Hadoop
5 11 (9.73%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (8.85%) MS Access
7 8 (7.08%) MySQL
7 8 (7.08%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (7.08%) Spotfire
8 7 (6.19%) Relational Database
9 5 (4.42%) OLAP
10 3 (2.65%) SAS Enterprise Miner
11 2 (1.77%) Pentaho
11 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (1.77%) Base SAS
11 2 (1.77%) DB2
11 2 (1.77%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (1.77%) NoSQL
11 2 (1.77%) Oracle ODI
11 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (7.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (35.40%) Finance
2 31 (27.43%) Marketing
3 19 (16.81%) Retail
4 8 (7.08%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.54%) Games
6 3 (2.65%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.77%) Advertising
8 1 (0.88%) Front Office
8 1 (0.88%) Banking
8 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.88%) French Language
Job Titles
1 35 (30.97%) Analyst
2 16 (14.16%) Senior Analyst
3 13 (11.50%) Consultant
4 12 (10.62%) Data Scientist
5 10 (8.85%) Insight Analyst
5 10 (8.85%) Graduate
5 10 (8.85%) Data Analyst
6 9 (7.96%) Senior Manager
7 7 (6.19%) Senior Insight Analyst
8 4 (3.54%) Developer
8 4 (3.54%) Head of Business Intelligence
8 4 (3.54%) SAS Insight Analyst
8 4 (3.54%) Data Analytics Manager
8 4 (3.54%) Architect
8 4 (3.54%) Business Analyst
8 4 (3.54%) Management Consultant
8 4 (3.54%) Data Manager
8 4 (3.54%) SAS Analyst
8 4 (3.54%) Senior SAS Analyst
9 3 (2.65%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.54%) XML
1 4 (3.54%) HTML
2 2 (1.77%) STL
2 2 (1.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (0.88%) WebGL
3 1 (0.88%) OpenGL
3 1 (0.88%) DirectX
3 1 (0.88%) WinForms
3 1 (0.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 88 (77.88%) Mathematics
2 72 (63.72%) Statistics
3 63 (55.75%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (39.82%) Computer Science
5 23 (20.35%) Economics
6 20 (17.70%) Visualisation
7 10 (8.85%) FMCG
7 10 (8.85%) Algorithms
8 9 (7.96%) Social Media
9 7 (6.19%) Data Extraction
10 6 (5.31%) Applied Mathematics
11 5 (4.42%) Data Integration
12 4 (3.54%) Social Network
12 4 (3.54%) Physics
12 4 (3.54%) Open Source
13 2 (1.77%) Data Structures
13 2 (1.77%) Credit Risk
13 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
13 2 (1.77%) Clustering
14 1 (0.88%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.31%) UNIX
1 6 (5.31%) Linux
2 4 (3.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (76.99%) Analytics
2 26 (23.01%) Business Analytics
3 22 (19.47%) Data Analysis
4 21 (18.58%) Project Management
4 21 (18.58%) Statistical Modelling
5 17 (15.04%) Statistical Analysis
6 15 (13.27%) Data Analytics
7 13 (11.50%) Predictive Modelling
7 13 (11.50%) Web Analytics
8 12 (10.62%) Data Management
9 10 (8.85%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (8.85%) Direct Marketing
10 9 (7.96%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (7.96%) Customer Insight
10 9 (7.96%) Process Management
11 8 (7.08%) Web Development
11 8 (7.08%) ETL
11 8 (7.08%) Asset Management
11 8 (7.08%) Econometrics
11 8 (7.08%) Big Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 65 (57.52%) SQL
2 19 (16.81%) VBA
3 14 (12.39%) R
4 12 (10.62%) VB
4 12 (10.62%) MATLAB
5 11 (9.73%) Python
6 8 (7.08%) T-SQL
6 8 (7.08%) PL/SQL
7 7 (6.19%) C++
8 5 (4.42%) Java
8 5 (4.42%) C
9 4 (3.54%) Perl
9 4 (3.54%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.65%) C#
11 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.88%) XQuery
11 1 (0.88%) XAML
Qualifications
1 68 (60.18%) Degree
2 9 (7.96%) PhD
3 1 (0.88%) CCNA
3 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.88%) MBA
3 1 (0.88%) Postgraduate
3 1 (0.88%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.42%) QA
2 4 (3.54%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.77%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.88%) Basel II
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.54%) Tivoli
1 4 (3.54%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 4 (3.54%) Netcool
1 4 (3.54%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 1 (0.88%) Nagios
Vendors
1 20 (17.70%) Oracle
2 14 (12.39%) Microsoft
3 13 (11.50%) Tableau
4 7 (6.19%) Teradata
5 6 (5.31%) IBM
6 5 (4.42%) Business Objects
7 4 (3.54%) SAP
7 4 (3.54%) Compuware
7 4 (3.54%) Informatica
7 4 (3.54%) JDA
7 4 (3.54%) RedPrairie
7 4 (3.54%) Splunk
8 3 (2.65%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (1.77%) Trillium
9 2 (1.77%) Aprimo
9 2 (1.77%) Netezza
9 2 (1.77%) Ab Initio
9 2 (1.77%) Minitab
9 2 (1.77%) Jaspersoft
10 1 (0.88%) Norkom
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