The table below looks at the statistics for Operations Research skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Operations Research over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 838 877 921
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +44
Permanent jobs citing Operations Research 73 92 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.084% 0.057%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.085% 0.097% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 65 42 50
Median salary £27,500 £43,750 £40,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-37.14% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £35,250 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £68,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £26,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-37.64% +13.33%

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
86284 94752 102175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.86% 86.37% 85.32%
Number of salaries quoted 71903 77013 83070
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Operations Research
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Operations Research as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 29 May 2016 within the UK.

Operations Research Salary Histogram in the UK

Operations Research
Top 28 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Research within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England +41 68 £39,000 -17.89% 4
London +40 42 £65,000 +23.80% 1
City of London +67 13 £41,000 -28.69%
West Midlands -3 12 £26,500 -32.05%
Birmingham - 12 £26,500 -
Scotland +5 8 £26,500 -15.87%
Edinburgh - 8 £26,500 -
North West +19 7 £26,500 -75.90%
Manchester +5 7 £26,500 -75.90%
Glasgow -6 7 £26,500 -23.80%
Northern Ireland +7 4 £25,000 - 1
County Antrim +5 4 £25,000 - 1
Belfast +5 4 £25,000 - 1
South East +21 2 £47,000 +10.58% 2
South West +4 2 £47,500 -13.63%
East of England +31 1 £50,000 +11.11%
Hampshire +7 1 £56,000 -
Somerset -6 1 £57,500 +4.54%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £40,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £37,500 -
North East - 1 £40,000 -
Wembley - 1 £40,000 -
West Sussex - 1 £38,000 -
Luton - 1 £50,000 -
Cheltenham - 1 £37,500 -
Bath - 1 £57,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £40,000 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £50,000 -

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT jobs citing Operations Research also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Operations Research.

1 129 (76.33%) Degree
2 118 (69.82%) Mathematics
3 112 (66.27%) Analytics
4 102 (60.36%) Statistics
5 98 (57.99%) Finance
6 94 (55.62%) SQL
7 80 (47.34%) Analytical Skills
8 68 (40.24%) SAS
9 62 (36.69%) Computer Science
10 57 (33.73%) Retail
11 51 (30.18%) R
11 51 (30.18%) Big Data
12 48 (28.40%) Economics
13 43 (25.44%) Python
14 41 (24.26%) Marketing
15 39 (23.08%) Business Analysis
16 36 (21.30%) Banking
17 35 (20.71%) Business Intelligence
17 35 (20.71%) Visualisation
18 34 (20.12%) Predictive Modelling
19 33 (19.53%) Hadoop
19 33 (19.53%) Statistical Analysis
20 32 (18.93%) Data Analysis
21 30 (17.75%) Project Management
21 30 (17.75%) PhD
22 29 (17.16%) Data Mining
22 29 (17.16%) Data Analytics
22 29 (17.16%) Machine Learning
23 27 (15.98%) Statistical Modelling
23 27 (15.98%) Data Visualisation

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills 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 68 (40.24%) SAS
2 22 (13.02%) Apache Spark
3 10 (5.92%) Apache
4 9 (5.33%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.59%) JBoss
5 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.59%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (14.20%) SPSS
2 22 (13.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 20 (11.83%) MS Excel
4 11 (6.51%) S-PLUS
5 3 (1.78%) EViews
6 2 (1.18%) MS Office
7 1 (0.59%) Mathematica
7 1 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.18%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.92%) Google Analytics
2 9 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.33%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (5.33%) Amazon EMR
2 9 (5.33%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.51%) WebEx
2 5 (2.96%) Firewall
2 5 (2.96%) LAN
2 5 (2.96%) SSL
2 5 (2.96%) WAN
3 1 (0.59%) BGP
3 1 (0.59%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.59%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (0.59%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.59%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (0.59%) DNS
3 1 (0.59%) EIGRP
3 1 (0.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (0.59%) IPsec
3 1 (0.59%) MPLS
3 1 (0.59%) RIP
3 1 (0.59%) VPN
3 1 (0.59%) Wireless
3 1 (0.59%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (30.18%) Big Data
2 33 (19.53%) Hadoop
3 29 (17.16%) Data Mining
4 18 (10.65%) SQL Server
5 16 (9.47%) Apache Hive
6 13 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (7.10%) MySQL
8 11 (6.51%) MongoDB
9 10 (5.92%) Impala
10 9 (5.33%) Mahout
10 9 (5.33%) Neo4j
10 9 (5.33%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (4.73%) GIS
11 8 (4.73%) QlikView
11 8 (4.73%) Relational Database
11 8 (4.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (2.96%) Base SAS
12 5 (2.96%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (5.33%) Git (software)
1 9 (5.33%) Jenkins
1 9 (5.33%) Vagrant
1 9 (5.33%) Yeoman
2 4 (2.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.59%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.59%) Mercurial
General
1 98 (57.99%) Finance
2 57 (33.73%) Retail
3 41 (24.26%) Marketing
4 36 (21.30%) Banking
5 23 (13.61%) Local Government
6 16 (9.47%) Spanish Language
7 15 (8.88%) German Language
8 12 (7.10%) Manufacturing
8 12 (7.10%) Telecoms
9 9 (5.33%) French Language
10 6 (3.55%) Advertising
10 6 (3.55%) Games
10 6 (3.55%) Italian Language
10 6 (3.55%) Mandarin Language
11 4 (2.37%) Retail Banking
12 3 (1.78%) Russian Language
13 2 (1.18%) Front Office
13 2 (1.18%) Investment Banking
13 2 (1.18%) Publishing
14 1 (0.59%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 68 (40.24%) Analyst
2 39 (23.08%) Consultant
3 37 (21.89%) Data Scientist
4 33 (19.53%) Data Analyst
5 23 (13.61%) Graduate
6 19 (11.24%) Analytics Consultant
7 16 (9.47%) Graduate Analyst
7 16 (9.47%) Senior Analyst
8 13 (7.69%) Data Consultant
9 11 (6.51%) Junior
9 11 (6.51%) Presales Consultant
10 10 (5.92%) Business Analyst
10 10 (5.92%) Business Data Analyst
10 10 (5.92%) E-Commerce Analyst
10 10 (5.92%) SQL Analyst
10 10 (5.92%) SQL Data Analyst
11 9 (5.33%) Data Analytics Consultant
11 9 (5.33%) Junior Analyst
11 9 (5.33%) Statistical Analyst
11 9 (5.33%) Statistical Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.88%) HTML
1 15 (8.88%) HTML5
2 14 (8.28%) D3.js
3 13 (7.69%) scikit-learn
4 12 (7.10%) .NET
4 12 (7.10%) Natural Language Processing
4 12 (7.10%) Pandas
4 12 (7.10%) SciPy
5 11 (6.51%) .NET Framework
6 9 (5.33%) Cascalog
7 4 (2.37%) Ajax
7 4 (2.37%) CSS
7 4 (2.37%) CSS3
7 4 (2.37%) GeoJSON
7 4 (2.37%) JSON
7 4 (2.37%) RESTful
8 3 (1.78%) NumPy
8 3 (1.78%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 118 (69.82%) Mathematics
2 102 (60.36%) Statistics
3 80 (47.34%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (36.69%) Computer Science
5 48 (28.40%) Economics
6 35 (20.71%) Visualisation
7 27 (15.98%) Physics
8 21 (12.43%) Algorithms
9 20 (11.83%) Management Information System
10 15 (8.88%) Chemistry
11 11 (6.51%) Psychology
12 9 (5.33%) Credit Risk
13 7 (4.14%) Applied Mathematics
14 6 (3.55%) Data Extraction
15 4 (2.37%) Cyberthreat
15 4 (2.37%) Neural Network
15 4 (2.37%) User Experience
16 3 (1.78%) Fintech
17 2 (1.18%) Online Games
17 2 (1.18%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.51%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (66.27%) Analytics
2 39 (23.08%) Business Analysis
3 35 (20.71%) Business Intelligence
4 34 (20.12%) Predictive Modelling
5 33 (19.53%) Statistical Analysis
6 32 (18.93%) Data Analysis
7 30 (17.75%) Project Management
8 29 (17.16%) Data Analytics
8 29 (17.16%) Machine Learning
9 27 (15.98%) Data Visualisation
9 27 (15.98%) Statistical Modelling
10 21 (12.43%) Open Source
11 18 (10.65%) Predictive Analytics
11 18 (10.65%) Quantitative Analysis
12 16 (9.47%) E-Commerce
13 14 (8.28%) Presales
14 13 (7.69%) Information Management
15 12 (7.10%) Continuous Improvement
15 12 (7.10%) Time Series Analysis
16 11 (6.51%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 94 (55.62%) SQL
2 51 (30.18%) R
3 43 (25.44%) Python
4 27 (15.98%) Java
5 26 (15.38%) MATLAB
6 22 (13.02%) VBA
7 17 (10.06%) C++
8 16 (9.47%) C
9 15 (8.88%) JavaScript
10 12 (7.10%) C#
11 9 (5.33%) Bash Shell
11 9 (5.33%) Clojure
12 7 (4.14%) Scala
13 5 (2.96%) Perl
14 4 (2.37%) Julia
14 4 (2.37%) Ruby
14 4 (2.37%) T-SQL
14 4 (2.37%) VB
15 3 (1.78%) Cython
16 2 (1.18%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 129 (76.33%) Degree
2 30 (17.75%) PhD
3 5 (2.96%) Postgraduate
4 4 (2.37%) CREST Certified
4 4 (2.37%) GIAC
4 4 (2.37%) GPEN
4 4 (2.37%) GXPN
5 2 (1.18%) MBA
6 1 (0.59%) CIMA
6 1 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.59%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.59%) MCSE
6 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.73%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.78%) Basel II
3 2 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (5.33%) VirtualBox
2 2 (1.18%) Docker
3 1 (0.59%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.59%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (0.59%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 26 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.65%) Oracle
3 12 (7.10%) Tableau
4 11 (6.51%) Actian
4 11 (6.51%) RapidMiner
5 10 (5.92%) Google
6 5 (2.96%) MicroStrategy
7 4 (2.37%) Cloudera
7 4 (2.37%) Cognos
8 3 (1.78%) Mapinfo
9 2 (1.18%) Greenplum
9 2 (1.18%) Hortonworks
9 2 (1.18%) IBM
10 1 (0.59%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.59%) Cisco
10 1 (0.59%) Facebook
10 1 (0.59%) Infoblox
10 1 (0.59%) Netezza
10 1 (0.59%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.59%) Twitter
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