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 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 830 924 900
Rank change year-on-year
+94 -24
Permanent jobs citing Operations Research 84 56 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.051% 0.062%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.098% 0.058% 0.072%
Number of salaries quoted 79 30 55
Median salary £48,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £106,000 £50,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £47,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-26.31% +13.09%

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
85855 95974 97941
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.07% 87.57% 85.32%
Number of salaries quoted 71776 79089 78169
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 £32,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 31 August 2016 within the UK.

Operations Research Salary Histogram in the UK

Operations Research
Top 27 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 31 August 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 +61 79 £46,000 -3.15% 4
London +28 49 £70,000 +47.36%
South East +29 12 £42,500 -10.52% 1
Yorkshire - 12 £26,000 - 1
West Yorkshire - 12 £26,000 - 1
Leeds - 11 £26,000 -
City of London +60 7 £46,000 +31.42%
Berkshire +12 6 £33,750 -38.63% 1
Edinburgh +23 5 £55,000 -
Scotland +20 5 £55,000 -
Hampshire +16 4 £57,500 -
North West +10 3 £32,500 - 2
Manchester - 3 £32,500 - 2
Reading - 3 £25,000 -
Southampton - 2 £60,000 -
Osterley - 2 £55,000 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 2 £45,000 -
Warwickshire - 2 £45,000 -
West Midlands - 2 £45,000 -
South West -4 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £50,000 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Burgess Hill - 1 - -
Wakefield - 1 £28,500 - 1
Isleworth - 1 £55,000 -
Oxford - 1 £50,000 -

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 101 (64.74%) Statistics
2 95 (60.90%) Mathematics
3 94 (60.26%) Degree
4 84 (53.85%) SQL
5 78 (50.00%) Analytics
6 76 (48.72%) Analytical Skills
7 68 (43.59%) Finance
8 64 (41.03%) Retail
8 64 (41.03%) Computer Science
9 60 (38.46%) Python
10 55 (35.26%) Machine Learning
11 53 (33.97%) Data Mining
12 45 (28.85%) Predictive Modelling
13 43 (27.56%) Economics
14 41 (26.28%) Marketing
14 41 (26.28%) Big Data
15 36 (23.08%) Data Analysis
16 35 (22.44%) PhD
16 35 (22.44%) Data Analytics
17 32 (20.51%) R
17 32 (20.51%) Visualisation
17 32 (20.51%) SAS
18 31 (19.87%) Business Analysis
19 30 (19.23%) Project Management
20 29 (18.59%) Physics
21 28 (17.95%) Business Intelligence
22 26 (16.67%) Algorithms
23 25 (16.03%) Natural Language Processing
24 24 (15.38%) Statistical Analysis
25 23 (14.74%) Local Government

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 32 (20.51%) SAS
2 17 (10.90%) Apache Spark
3 12 (7.69%) Apache
3 12 (7.69%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 14 (8.97%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.41%) MS PowerPoint
2 10 (6.41%) SPSS
3 3 (1.92%) MS Office
4 1 (0.64%) EViews
4 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
1 12 (7.69%) Amazon EMR
1 12 (7.69%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.64%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (0.64%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.85%) Firewall
1 6 (3.85%) LAN
1 6 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (33.97%) Data Mining
2 41 (26.28%) Big Data
3 19 (12.18%) Hadoop
4 14 (8.97%) Neo4j
4 14 (8.97%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (8.33%) Apache Hive
5 13 (8.33%) Impala
6 12 (7.69%) Mahout
6 12 (7.69%) MongoDB
7 7 (4.49%) Relational Database
8 6 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (3.85%) QlikView
9 4 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (2.56%) Qlik Sense
10 3 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (1.28%) Flink
11 2 (1.28%) GIS
11 2 (1.28%) MySQL
11 2 (1.28%) NoSQL
11 2 (1.28%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 12 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 12 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 12 (7.69%) Vagrant
1 12 (7.69%) Yeoman
General
1 68 (43.59%) Finance
2 64 (41.03%) Retail
3 41 (26.28%) Marketing
4 23 (14.74%) Local Government
5 20 (12.82%) Banking
6 19 (12.18%) Manufacturing
6 19 (12.18%) Telecoms
7 15 (9.62%) French Language
8 11 (7.05%) Automotive
9 9 (5.77%) Publishing
10 7 (4.49%) German Language
10 7 (4.49%) Spanish Language
11 6 (3.85%) Advertising
12 4 (2.56%) Games
12 4 (2.56%) Italian Language
13 2 (1.28%) Mandarin Language
13 2 (1.28%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.64%) Electronics
14 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.64%) Law
Job Titles
1 63 (40.38%) Analyst
2 48 (30.77%) Data Scientist
3 29 (18.59%) Consultant
4 25 (16.03%) Graduate
5 21 (13.46%) Junior
6 18 (11.54%) Graduate Analyst
7 16 (10.26%) Senior Data Scientist
8 15 (9.62%) Analytics Consultant
9 14 (8.97%) Junior Analyst
10 13 (8.33%) Data Consultant
11 12 (7.69%) Business Analyst
11 12 (7.69%) Data Analytics Consultant
12 11 (7.05%) Analytics Manager
13 10 (6.41%) Data Analyst
13 10 (6.41%) Senior Manager
14 9 (5.77%) Graduate Consultant
15 8 (5.13%) Business Intelligence Consultant
15 8 (5.13%) Data Manager
15 8 (5.13%) Graduate Test Analyst
15 8 (5.13%) Insight Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (16.03%) Natural Language Processing
2 13 (8.33%) scikit-learn
3 12 (7.69%) Cascalog
3 12 (7.69%) D3.js
3 12 (7.69%) Pandas
3 12 (7.69%) SciPy
4 3 (1.92%) .NET
4 3 (1.92%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.64%) COM
5 1 (0.64%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 101 (64.74%) Statistics
2 95 (60.90%) Mathematics
3 76 (48.72%) Analytical Skills
4 64 (41.03%) Computer Science
5 43 (27.56%) Economics
6 32 (20.51%) Visualisation
7 29 (18.59%) Physics
8 26 (16.67%) Algorithms
9 17 (10.90%) Management Information System
10 15 (9.62%) Chemistry
11 14 (8.97%) Neural Network
12 12 (7.69%) Psychology
13 6 (3.85%) Applied Mathematics
13 6 (3.85%) Cyberthreat
14 5 (3.21%) Data Extraction
15 4 (2.56%) Credit Risk
15 4 (2.56%) Fintech
16 2 (1.28%) Social Media
17 1 (0.64%) Data Integration
17 1 (0.64%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.92%) Linux
1 3 (1.92%) Unix
1 3 (1.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (50.00%) Analytics
2 55 (35.26%) Machine Learning
3 45 (28.85%) Predictive Modelling
4 36 (23.08%) Data Analysis
5 35 (22.44%) Data Analytics
6 31 (19.87%) Business Analysis
7 30 (19.23%) Project Management
8 28 (17.95%) Business Intelligence
9 24 (15.38%) Statistical Analysis
10 22 (14.10%) Statistical Modelling
11 21 (13.46%) Data Visualisation
12 16 (10.26%) Bioinformatics
12 16 (10.26%) Data Modelling
12 16 (10.26%) User Stories
13 15 (9.62%) Actionable Insight
14 14 (8.97%) Time Series Analysis
15 13 (8.33%) Sentiment Analysis
16 12 (7.69%) Bayesian Methods
16 12 (7.69%) Computer Vision
16 12 (7.69%) Data Munging
Programming Languages
1 84 (53.85%) SQL
2 60 (38.46%) Python
3 32 (20.51%) R
4 19 (12.18%) VBA
5 12 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 12 (7.69%) Clojure
5 12 (7.69%) Cypher
5 12 (7.69%) Java
6 7 (4.49%) C++
7 6 (3.85%) C
7 6 (3.85%) MATLAB
7 6 (3.85%) Perl
7 6 (3.85%) Ruby
8 5 (3.21%) Scala
8 5 (3.21%) VB
9 4 (2.56%) Julia
10 3 (1.92%) PHP
10 3 (1.92%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.28%) Haskell
12 1 (0.64%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 94 (60.26%) Degree
2 35 (22.44%) PhD
3 8 (5.13%) Postgraduate
4 6 (3.85%) CREST Certified
4 6 (3.85%) GIAC
4 6 (3.85%) GPEN
4 6 (3.85%) GXPN
5 2 (1.28%) MBA
6 1 (0.64%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.64%) MCSE
6 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.21%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.64%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
1 12 (7.69%) VirtualBox
2 3 (1.92%) HDFS
3 2 (1.28%) Docker
Vendors
1 10 (6.41%) Microsoft
1 10 (6.41%) Tableau
2 7 (4.49%) IBM
3 6 (3.85%) MicroStrategy
3 6 (3.85%) Oracle
4 4 (2.56%) Netezza
5 1 (0.64%) Adobe
5 1 (0.64%) Cognizant
5 1 (0.64%) Facebook
5 1 (0.64%) Google
5 1 (0.64%) ILOG
5 1 (0.64%) Mapinfo
5 1 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
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