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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 781 850 780
Rank change year-on-year
+69 -70
Permanent jobs citing Operations Research 92 69 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.058% 0.096%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.071% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 40 51 63
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,978 £35,000 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £67,500 £69,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -21.05%

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
88868 97779 88218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.13% 82.70% 80.71%
Number of salaries quoted 72292 79425 72637
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 29 May 2015 within the UK.

Operations Research Salary Histogram in the UK

Operations Research
Top 30 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 29 May 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
England +50 72 £50,750 +21.55% 9
London +50 47 £52,500 +16.66% 4
County Antrim - 16 - -
Belfast - 16 - -
Northern Ireland - 16 - -
South East +23 13 £42,500 -15.00% 1
City of London +37 9 £57,500 +39.39%
Buckinghamshire - 6 £42,500 -
North West +13 5 £110,000 +193.33% 2
Scotland +17 4 £31,500 -25.00%
Cheshire - 4 £110,000 - 1
Berkshire +10 3 - -
Solihull - 3 £39,000 - 1
Fife - 3 £31,500 -
Hampshire - 3 - -
Bracknell - 3 - -
Dunfermline - 3 £31,500 -
West Midlands - 3 £39,000 - 2
East of England +22 2 £45,000 -
South West -14 2 £55,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £45,000 -
Marlow - 2 - -
Bristol -10 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £45,000 -
Chester - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £34,780 -
Maidstone - 1 £37,500 -
Manchester - 1 £110,000 -
Peterborough - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £37,500 -

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

1 128 (79.50%) Analytics
2 120 (74.53%) Degree
3 109 (67.70%) Statistics
4 107 (66.46%) SAS
5 104 (64.60%) SQL
6 101 (62.73%) Analytical Skills
7 98 (60.87%) Mathematics
8 59 (36.65%) Marketing
9 56 (34.78%) SPSS
9 56 (34.78%) Python
9 56 (34.78%) R
10 55 (34.16%) Data Mining
11 54 (33.54%) Visualisation
12 52 (32.30%) Finance
13 51 (31.68%) Economics
14 50 (31.06%) Data Analysis
15 41 (25.47%) Computer Science
16 40 (24.84%) Business Intelligence
17 36 (22.36%) Microsoft
18 33 (20.50%) Retail
19 32 (19.88%) VBA
19 32 (19.88%) Statistical Modelling
20 31 (19.25%) Tableau
21 30 (18.63%) Algorithms
21 30 (18.63%) Statistical Analysis
22 29 (18.01%) Big Data
23 28 (17.39%) Java
24 27 (16.77%) Project Management
25 26 (16.15%) SQL Server
25 26 (16.15%) Data Management

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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
1 107 (66.46%) SAS
2 4 (2.48%) Apache Spark
2 4 (2.48%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 56 (34.78%) SPSS
2 21 (13.04%) MS Excel
3 14 (8.70%) MS Office
3 14 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.62%) EViews
Business Applications
1 9 (5.59%) SAP InfiniteInsight
2 2 (1.24%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.62%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.11%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.24%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.48%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (34.16%) Data Mining
2 29 (18.01%) Big Data
3 26 (16.15%) SQL Server
4 21 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (12.42%) QlikView
6 17 (10.56%) Relational Database
7 14 (8.70%) Hadoop
8 12 (7.45%) DB2
9 11 (6.83%) Base SAS
10 8 (4.97%) SAS Enterprise Miner
11 6 (3.73%) NoSQL
12 5 (3.11%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (2.48%) HBase
14 3 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (1.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (1.86%) Apache Hive
15 2 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 1 (0.62%) MS Access
16 1 (0.62%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 12 (7.45%) Toad
2 2 (1.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 59 (36.65%) Marketing
2 52 (32.30%) Finance
3 33 (20.50%) Retail
4 14 (8.70%) Telecoms
5 13 (8.07%) Multimedia
6 12 (7.45%) Publishing
7 9 (5.59%) Banking
8 8 (4.97%) Manufacturing
9 6 (3.73%) Games
10 5 (3.11%) Advertising
10 5 (3.11%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (2.48%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.62%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (36.65%) Analyst
2 42 (26.09%) Consultant
3 26 (16.15%) Data Scientist
4 20 (12.42%) Data Analyst
4 20 (12.42%) Data Analytics Consultant
4 20 (12.42%) Data Consultant
5 15 (9.32%) Insight Analyst
6 12 (7.45%) Integration Consultant
6 12 (7.45%) Research Analyst
6 12 (7.45%) Data Integration Consultant
7 11 (6.83%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (5.59%) Graduate
9 8 (4.97%) Data Insight Analyst
10 5 (3.11%) Enterprise Architect
10 5 (3.11%) Data Architect
10 5 (3.11%) Architect
10 5 (3.11%) Business Analyst
10 5 (3.11%) Management Consultant
10 5 (3.11%) Planning Manager
10 5 (3.11%) Enterprise Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.11%) CSS
1 5 (3.11%) HTML
1 5 (3.11%) .NET
2 3 (1.86%) D3.js
3 2 (1.24%) BREW
Miscellaneous
1 109 (67.70%) Statistics
2 101 (62.73%) Analytical Skills
3 98 (60.87%) Mathematics
4 54 (33.54%) Visualisation
5 51 (31.68%) Economics
6 41 (25.47%) Computer Science
7 30 (18.63%) Algorithms
8 19 (11.80%) Physics
9 16 (9.94%) Social Media
9 16 (9.94%) Data Extraction
9 16 (9.94%) Data Integration
10 14 (8.70%) Management Information System
11 12 (7.45%) Data Protection Act
11 12 (7.45%) Freedom of Information Act
11 12 (7.45%) Neural Network
11 12 (7.45%) Freedom of Information
12 8 (4.97%) Applied Mathematics
12 8 (4.97%) Credit Risk
13 6 (3.73%) Psychology
14 5 (3.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (79.50%) Analytics
2 50 (31.06%) Data Analysis
3 40 (24.84%) Business Intelligence
4 32 (19.88%) Statistical Modelling
5 30 (18.63%) Statistical Analysis
6 27 (16.77%) Project Management
7 26 (16.15%) Data Management
8 20 (12.42%) Predictive Modelling
9 18 (11.18%) Open Source
10 17 (10.56%) Customer Analytics
10 17 (10.56%) Econometrics
11 16 (9.94%) Data Modelling
11 16 (9.94%) Logistic Regression
12 15 (9.32%) Demand Forecasting
12 15 (9.32%) Data Governance
13 13 (8.07%) Data Protection
13 13 (8.07%) Business Transformation
13 13 (8.07%) Big Data Analytics
13 13 (8.07%) Business Analysis
14 12 (7.45%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (64.60%) SQL
2 56 (34.78%) Python
2 56 (34.78%) R
3 32 (19.88%) VBA
4 28 (17.39%) Java
5 23 (14.29%) MATLAB
6 21 (13.04%) C++
7 10 (6.21%) C
8 5 (3.11%) C#
9 3 (1.86%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 120 (74.53%) Degree
2 24 (14.91%) PhD
3 16 (9.94%) MBA
4 8 (4.97%) CIMA
4 8 (4.97%) Postgraduate
5 2 (1.24%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.45%) Data Quality
2 5 (3.11%) QA
3 1 (0.62%) Basel II
Vendors
1 36 (22.36%) Microsoft
2 31 (19.25%) Tableau
3 22 (13.66%) SAP
4 19 (11.80%) Oracle
5 17 (10.56%) Business Objects
6 15 (9.32%) IBM
7 13 (8.07%) Netezza
7 13 (8.07%) Ab Initio
7 13 (8.07%) Teradata
7 13 (8.07%) Informatica
8 12 (7.45%) Trillium
9 9 (5.59%) MicroStrategy
10 5 (3.11%) Google
11 2 (1.24%) Omniture
12 1 (0.62%) Minitab
12 1 (0.62%) Cognos
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Salary: £26000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: From £17,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Southport
Experian
Salary: Pension scheme, bonus scheme
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Transport For London
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Transport For London
Posted: 12 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £100000.00 - £120000.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago