The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 802 791 823
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +32
Permanent jobs citing Operations Research 79 79 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.073% 0.061%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.084% 0.092% 0.079%
Number of salaries quoted 58 45 61
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -9.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,950 £24,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +3.65%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
93591 85411 91038
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.38% 78.79% 77.51%
Number of salaries quoted 75267 69754 77438
Average salary £47,500 £47,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.06% +2.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -59 77 £50,000 +33.33% 11
London -26 52 £50,000 +33.33% 9
City of London +8 19 £42,500 -40.35% 5
East of England -6 13 £50,000 -
Hertfordshire -9 13 £50,000 -
Cheshunt - 13 £50,000 -
South East -16 9 £34,500 +20.00% 2
Surrey -5 5 £70,000 - 2
Reading - 3 £25,000 -
Berkshire - 3 £25,000 -
North West -7 2 £37,500 -11.76%
Scotland -8 2 £42,000 +7.69%
Reigate - 2 £70,000 - 1
Edinburgh - 2 £42,000 -
Bristol - 1 £55,000 -
Maidstone - 1 £34,500 -
Redhill - 1 £40,000 - 1
South West - 1 £55,000 -
Kent - 1 £34,500 -

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 130 (83.87%) Mathematics
2 115 (74.19%) Degree
3 108 (69.68%) Analytics
4 95 (61.29%) Statistics
5 91 (58.71%) SAS
6 76 (49.03%) SQL
7 60 (38.71%) Finance
8 53 (34.19%) Computer Science
9 50 (32.26%) Marketing
9 50 (32.26%) Economics
9 50 (32.26%) SPSS
10 44 (28.39%) Data Analysis
11 37 (23.87%) Customer Insight
11 37 (23.87%) Business Analytics
12 36 (23.23%) Data Mining
13 30 (19.35%) Statistical Modelling
14 29 (18.71%) CHAID
15 25 (16.13%) MS Excel
16 24 (15.48%) Retail
17 23 (14.84%) MATLAB
17 23 (14.84%) Hadoop
17 23 (14.84%) Direct Marketing
18 22 (14.19%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 22 (14.19%) Marketing Strategy
19 21 (13.55%) Predictive Modelling
20 20 (12.90%) Microsoft
21 18 (11.61%) Statistical Analysis
22 17 (10.97%) Propensity Modelling
22 17 (10.97%) Data Warehouse
22 17 (10.97%) C++

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 91 (58.71%) SAS
2 7 (4.52%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.65%) Lync
Applications
1 50 (32.26%) SPSS
2 25 (16.13%) MS Excel
3 17 (10.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (8.39%) MS Office
5 8 (5.16%) FastStats
6 6 (3.87%) Vensim
7 4 (2.58%) MS Project
8 3 (1.94%) FrameMaker
9 2 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (1.29%) PowerPivot
9 2 (1.29%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.65%) Stata
10 1 (0.65%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.65%) Simulink
10 1 (0.65%) Weka
Business Applications
1 2 (1.29%) SAP InfiniteInsight
2 1 (0.65%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.58%) Wireless
2 1 (0.65%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (23.23%) Data Mining
2 23 (14.84%) Hadoop
3 17 (10.97%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (9.68%) Big Data
5 9 (5.81%) SQL Server
5 9 (5.81%) OLAP
5 9 (5.81%) Base SAS
6 7 (4.52%) MongoDB
7 5 (3.23%) SAS Enterprise Miner
8 4 (2.58%) QlikView
9 3 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.29%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.65%) MS Access
11 1 (0.65%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.65%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 1 (0.65%) Pentaho
General
1 60 (38.71%) Finance
2 50 (32.26%) Marketing
3 24 (15.48%) Retail
4 8 (5.16%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.23%) Advertising
6 4 (2.58%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.58%) Games
7 2 (1.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (49.03%) Analyst
2 31 (20.00%) Insight Analyst
3 26 (16.77%) Senior Analyst
4 23 (14.84%) Consultant
5 19 (12.26%) Data Scientist
6 18 (11.61%) Senior Insight Analyst
7 12 (7.74%) Senior SAS Analyst
7 12 (7.74%) Data Analyst
7 12 (7.74%) SAS Analyst
7 12 (7.74%) SAS Insight Analyst
8 11 (7.10%) Customer Analyst
9 10 (6.45%) Customer Insight Analyst
9 10 (6.45%) Graduate
9 10 (6.45%) Business Analyst
10 5 (3.23%) Data Manager
10 5 (3.23%) Senior Business Consultant
10 5 (3.23%) Business Consultant
10 5 (3.23%) IT Consultant
10 5 (3.23%) Senior Consultant
10 5 (3.23%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.58%) MapReduce
2 3 (1.94%) COM
2 3 (1.94%) J2EE
3 1 (0.65%) WinForms
3 1 (0.65%) STL
3 1 (0.65%) .NET
3 1 (0.65%) OpenGL
3 1 (0.65%) DirectX
3 1 (0.65%) WebGL
3 1 (0.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (0.65%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 130 (83.87%) Mathematics
2 95 (61.29%) Statistics
3 53 (34.19%) Computer Science
4 50 (32.26%) Economics
5 12 (7.74%) Visualisation
6 10 (6.45%) Credit Risk
7 8 (5.16%) Data Extraction
7 8 (5.16%) Social Network
8 7 (4.52%) Social Media
8 7 (4.52%) Physics
8 7 (4.52%) FMCG
9 4 (2.58%) Applied Mathematics
9 4 (2.58%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.94%) GIS
10 3 (1.94%) Digital Media
10 3 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.29%) Artificial Intelligence
12 1 (0.65%) Tandem
12 1 (0.65%) Equities
12 1 (0.65%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (69.68%) Analytics
2 44 (28.39%) Data Analysis
3 37 (23.87%) Customer Insight
3 37 (23.87%) Business Analytics
4 30 (19.35%) Statistical Modelling
5 29 (18.71%) CHAID
6 23 (14.84%) Direct Marketing
7 22 (14.19%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 22 (14.19%) Marketing Strategy
8 21 (13.55%) Predictive Modelling
9 18 (11.61%) Statistical Analysis
10 17 (10.97%) Propensity Modelling
11 16 (10.32%) Logistic Regression
12 15 (9.68%) Data Modelling
13 14 (9.03%) Project Management
14 13 (8.39%) Business Development
15 12 (7.74%) Business Analysis
15 12 (7.74%) Data Analytics
15 12 (7.74%) Customer Segmentation
16 11 (7.10%) Customer Analytics
Programming Languages
1 76 (49.03%) SQL
2 23 (14.84%) MATLAB
3 17 (10.97%) C++
4 16 (10.32%) Python
5 14 (9.03%) Java
5 14 (9.03%) R
6 13 (8.39%) VBA
7 7 (4.52%) C#
8 6 (3.87%) C
9 4 (2.58%) PowerHouse
10 2 (1.29%) SAS Macro
11 1 (0.65%) XAML
11 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.65%) VB
11 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 115 (74.19%) Degree
2 10 (6.45%) PhD
3 6 (3.87%) MBA
4 2 (1.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.65%) MCSA
5 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.58%) QA
2 3 (1.94%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.94%) Solvency II
3 2 (1.29%) CRD IV
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 20 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.16%) Oracle
2 8 (5.16%) Alterian
3 6 (3.87%) SAP
4 5 (3.23%) SIMUL8
4 5 (3.23%) Tableau
5 3 (1.94%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.29%) Minitab
6 2 (1.29%) Google
7 1 (0.65%) Omniture
7 1 (0.65%) SolidWorks
7 1 (0.65%) Autodesk
7 1 (0.65%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.65%) Facebook
7 1 (0.65%) Jaspersoft
7 1 (0.65%) FactSet
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
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Salary: £100000 - £120000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £90000.00 - £100000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Reigate
Huxley Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Redhill
Huxley Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive Package
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
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Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago