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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 807 847 803
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -44
Permanent jobs citing Operations Research 85 82 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.070% 0.071%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.091% 0.085% 0.087%
Number of salaries quoted 33 60 44
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,800 £26,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £70,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.17%

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
92903 96809 88106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.83% 82.75% 81.03%
Number of salaries quoted 76050 77958 72052
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 2015 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Research within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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 +16 77 £47,500 -5.00% 9
London +32 57 £50,000 - 4
South East +2 10 £47,500 +37.68% 1
Northern Ireland - 7 - -
County Antrim - 7 - -
Belfast - 7 - -
Surrey +16 5 £47,500 -32.14% 1
City of London +11 4 £37,500 -11.76% 1
North West -2 4 £110,000 +193.33%
Guildford - 4 £47,500 -
East of England -5 3 £25,000 -50.00% 1
West Midlands - 3 £39,000 - 2
Hampshire - 3 - -
Solihull - 3 £39,000 - 1
Hertfordshire -24 2 £25,000 -50.00% 1
Merseyside - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £33,750 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £25,000 - 1
Southport - 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £47,500 -
Scotland +13 1 - -
Edinburgh +1 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £25,000 -
Peterborough - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £110,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £110,000 -

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 134 (82.72%) Analytics
2 120 (74.07%) Degree
3 98 (60.49%) Statistics
4 96 (59.26%) SAS
5 93 (57.41%) Analytical Skills
6 91 (56.17%) Mathematics
7 90 (55.56%) SQL
8 60 (37.04%) Finance
9 57 (35.19%) Data Analysis
9 57 (35.19%) Marketing
10 55 (33.95%) SPSS
11 53 (32.72%) Business Intelligence
12 52 (32.10%) R
13 51 (31.48%) Visualisation
14 48 (29.63%) Python
14 48 (29.63%) Economics
15 47 (29.01%) Data Mining
16 46 (28.40%) Statistical Analysis
17 45 (27.78%) Computer Science
18 44 (27.16%) Microsoft
19 43 (26.54%) Tableau
20 33 (20.37%) Data Management
20 33 (20.37%) Retail
21 32 (19.75%) SQL Server
22 31 (19.14%) Java
23 30 (18.52%) BusinessObjects
24 29 (17.90%) VBA
25 28 (17.28%) SAP
26 27 (16.67%) Algorithms
27 26 (16.05%) Big Data

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 96 (59.26%) SAS
2 4 (2.47%) Apache Pig
2 4 (2.47%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 55 (33.95%) SPSS
2 24 (14.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 18 (11.11%) MS Excel
4 15 (9.26%) MS Office
5 3 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (5.56%) SAP InfiniteInsight
2 4 (2.47%) Unica
3 2 (1.23%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.62%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.09%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.23%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.62%) Broadband
1 1 (0.62%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (29.01%) Data Mining
2 32 (19.75%) SQL Server
3 30 (18.52%) BusinessObjects
4 26 (16.05%) Big Data
5 25 (15.43%) Relational Database
6 24 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (11.11%) QlikView
8 16 (9.88%) DB2
9 13 (8.02%) Hadoop
10 11 (6.79%) Base SAS
11 9 (5.56%) SAS Enterprise Miner
12 4 (2.47%) NoSQL
12 4 (2.47%) HBase
13 3 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
15 1 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
15 1 (0.62%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 18 (11.11%) Toad
2 4 (2.47%) Maven
2 4 (2.47%) Selenium
3 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio
General
1 60 (37.04%) Finance
2 57 (35.19%) Marketing
3 33 (20.37%) Retail
4 18 (11.11%) Multimedia
4 18 (11.11%) Publishing
5 13 (8.02%) Games
6 10 (6.17%) Telecoms
7 8 (4.94%) Banking
7 8 (4.94%) Manufacturing
8 5 (3.09%) Advertising
9 4 (2.47%) Investment Banking
10 3 (1.85%) Local Government
10 3 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 56 (34.57%) Analyst
2 49 (30.25%) Consultant
3 24 (14.81%) Data Consultant
3 24 (14.81%) Data Analytics Consultant
3 24 (14.81%) Data Scientist
4 18 (11.11%) Research Analyst
5 16 (9.88%) Data Integration Consultant
5 16 (9.88%) Integration Consultant
6 12 (7.41%) Data Analyst
7 10 (6.17%) Operations Analyst
7 10 (6.17%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (5.56%) Graduate
9 6 (3.70%) Business Analyst
9 6 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 6 (3.70%) Insight Analyst
10 5 (3.09%) Business Data Analyst
10 5 (3.09%) Management Consultant
11 4 (2.47%) Business Consultant
11 4 (2.47%) Quality Engineer
11 4 (2.47%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.79%) HTML
2 8 (4.94%) .NET
3 7 (4.32%) CSS
4 4 (2.47%) HTML5
4 4 (2.47%) D3.js
5 2 (1.23%) REST
5 2 (1.23%) BREW
5 2 (1.23%) JSON
6 1 (0.62%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 98 (60.49%) Statistics
2 93 (57.41%) Analytical Skills
3 91 (56.17%) Mathematics
4 51 (31.48%) Visualisation
5 48 (29.63%) Economics
6 45 (27.78%) Computer Science
7 27 (16.67%) Algorithms
8 23 (14.20%) Physics
9 22 (13.58%) Data Extraction
10 21 (12.96%) Data Integration
11 18 (11.11%) Freedom of Information
11 18 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
11 18 (11.11%) Freedom of Information Act
11 18 (11.11%) Management Information System
12 13 (8.02%) Social Media
13 11 (6.79%) Neural Network
14 10 (6.17%) Applied Mathematics
15 8 (4.94%) Psychology
15 8 (4.94%) Credit Risk
16 7 (4.32%) Chemistry
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (82.72%) Analytics
2 57 (35.19%) Data Analysis
3 53 (32.72%) Business Intelligence
4 46 (28.40%) Statistical Analysis
5 33 (20.37%) Data Management
6 25 (15.43%) Statistical Modelling
7 23 (14.20%) Business Analytics
8 22 (13.58%) Econometrics
8 22 (13.58%) Project Management
9 19 (11.73%) Data Protection
9 19 (11.73%) Customer Analytics
10 18 (11.11%) Data Analytics
10 18 (11.11%) Data Governance
10 18 (11.11%) Information Management
11 17 (10.49%) Predictive Modelling
12 16 (9.88%) Data Migration
12 16 (9.88%) Web Analytics
12 16 (9.88%) Quality Management
12 16 (9.88%) Migration
12 16 (9.88%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (55.56%) SQL
2 52 (32.10%) R
3 48 (29.63%) Python
4 31 (19.14%) Java
5 29 (17.90%) VBA
6 19 (11.73%) C++
6 19 (11.73%) MATLAB
7 7 (4.32%) C
7 7 (4.32%) C#
8 3 (1.85%) Perl
8 3 (1.85%) SAS Macro
9 2 (1.23%) PHP
10 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.62%) VB
10 1 (0.62%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
Qualifications
1 120 (74.07%) Degree
2 22 (13.58%) PhD
3 14 (8.64%) MBA
4 8 (4.94%) CIMA
5 7 (4.32%) Postgraduate
5 7 (4.32%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.88%) Data Quality
2 6 (3.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (2.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (27.16%) Microsoft
2 43 (26.54%) Tableau
3 28 (17.28%) SAP
4 25 (15.43%) Oracle
5 24 (14.81%) IBM
6 17 (10.49%) Teradata
6 17 (10.49%) Ab Initio
6 17 (10.49%) Informatica
6 17 (10.49%) Netezza
7 16 (9.88%) Trillium
8 14 (8.64%) MicroStrategy
9 5 (3.09%) Google
10 4 (2.47%) ILOG
11 2 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.23%) Omniture
11 2 (1.23%) Splunk
11 2 (1.23%) LogRhythm
12 1 (0.62%) Alteryx
12 1 (0.62%) Minitab
12 1 (0.62%) Cognizant
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