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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
UK
Rank 788 873 899
Rank change year-on-year
+85 +26
Permanent jobs citing Operations Research 61 66 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.066% 0.049%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.082% 0.075% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 49 59 38
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £39,000 £20,750
10% offered a salary of more than £103,000 £81,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +33.80%

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
74379 87644 90527
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.14% 87.68% 86.05%
Number of salaries quoted 61268 72885 74721
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 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,000 £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 20 January 2017 within the UK.

Operations Research Salary Histogram in the UK

Operations Research
Top 24 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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +80 59 £47,000 -8.29% 10
London +45 31 £70,000 +32.07% 5
South East - 9 £46,500 -
South West - 8 £45,000 -
Exeter - 8 £45,000 -
North West - 8 £38,750 - 2
Devon - 8 £45,000 -
Kent - 6 £46,500 -
West Midlands +3 3 £45,000 -5.26% 3
Folkestone - 3 £46,750 -
City of London +22 2 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Cardiff +12 2 £60,000 +56.90%
South Wales +10 2 £60,000 +56.90%
Wales +8 2 £60,000 +56.90%
Sutton Coldfield - 2 - - 2
Birmingham -14 1 £45,000 -5.26%
Oxfordshire - 1 £52,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £42,500 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £52,500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £42,500 -
Manchester - 1 £40,000 - 2
Maidstone - 1 £42,500 -
Bracknell - 1 - -

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 83 (75.45%) Statistics
2 79 (71.82%) Analytics
3 59 (53.64%) SQL
4 58 (52.73%) Analytical Skills
5 54 (49.09%) Mathematics
6 51 (46.36%) Degree
7 50 (45.45%) R
8 42 (38.18%) Big Data
8 42 (38.18%) PhD
9 39 (35.45%) Python
9 39 (35.45%) Finance
10 37 (33.64%) SAS
11 33 (30.00%) Data Analytics
11 33 (30.00%) Machine Learning
12 30 (27.27%) Economics
13 28 (25.45%) Retail
13 28 (25.45%) Algorithms
14 27 (24.55%) Computer Science
15 25 (22.73%) Statistical Analysis
16 24 (21.82%) Predictive Modelling
17 23 (20.91%) Visualisation
18 21 (19.09%) Java
19 17 (15.45%) VBA
19 17 (15.45%) Data Mining
19 17 (15.45%) Marketing
20 16 (14.55%) Data Analysis
20 16 (14.55%) Hadoop
21 15 (13.64%) Credit Risk
21 15 (13.64%) Data Visualisation
21 15 (13.64%) Banking

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 37 (33.64%) SAS
2 13 (11.82%) Apache Spark
3 8 (7.27%) Apache Pig
4 5 (4.55%) Apache
5 1 (0.91%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 14 (12.73%) SPSS
2 12 (10.91%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.64%) EViews
4 1 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (4.55%) Amazon EMR
1 5 (4.55%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.91%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.82%) Firewall
1 2 (1.82%) LAN
1 2 (1.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (38.18%) Big Data
2 17 (15.45%) Data Mining
3 16 (14.55%) Hadoop
4 9 (8.18%) Neo4j
4 9 (8.18%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (7.27%) Apache Hive
6 7 (6.36%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (6.36%) GIS
6 7 (6.36%) Impala
7 6 (5.45%) Mahout
8 5 (4.55%) MongoDB
8 5 (4.55%) NoSQL
8 5 (4.55%) QlikView
9 4 (3.64%) MS Access
9 4 (3.64%) MySQL
10 3 (2.73%) KDB
10 3 (2.73%) SQL Server
10 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (1.82%) Base SAS
11 2 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 5 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 5 (4.55%) Jenkins
1 5 (4.55%) Vagrant
1 5 (4.55%) Yeoman
General
1 39 (35.45%) Finance
2 28 (25.45%) Retail
3 17 (15.45%) Marketing
4 15 (13.64%) Banking
5 13 (11.82%) Telecoms
6 10 (9.09%) Manufacturing
7 8 (7.27%) Advertising
8 4 (3.64%) Automotive
8 4 (3.64%) French Language
8 4 (3.64%) Multimedia
8 4 (3.64%) Retail Banking
9 2 (1.82%) Military
10 1 (0.91%) Electronics
10 1 (0.91%) Games
10 1 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 39 (35.45%) Data Scientist
2 27 (24.55%) Analyst
3 22 (20.00%) Consultant
4 20 (18.18%) Senior Data Scientist
5 14 (12.73%) Analytics Consultant
5 14 (12.73%) Data Analytics Consultant
5 14 (12.73%) Data Consultant
6 12 (10.91%) Data Manager
7 10 (9.09%) Analytics Manager
8 9 (8.18%) Developer
8 9 (8.18%) Senior Analytics Manager
8 9 (8.18%) Senior Manager
9 8 (7.27%) Java Consultant
9 8 (7.27%) Training Consultant
10 7 (6.36%) SAS Analyst
11 6 (5.45%) Programmer
12 5 (4.55%) Data Analyst
12 5 (4.55%) Data Analytics Manager
12 5 (4.55%) Senior Consultant
13 4 (3.64%) Insight Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.73%) Natural Language Processing
2 6 (5.45%) D3.js
2 6 (5.45%) SciPy
3 5 (4.55%) Cascalog
3 5 (4.55%) Pandas
3 5 (4.55%) scikit-learn
4 4 (3.64%) .NET
4 4 (3.64%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.82%) COM
6 1 (0.91%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 83 (75.45%) Statistics
2 58 (52.73%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (49.09%) Mathematics
4 30 (27.27%) Economics
5 28 (25.45%) Algorithms
6 27 (24.55%) Computer Science
7 23 (20.91%) Visualisation
8 15 (13.64%) Credit Risk
9 8 (7.27%) Neural Network
10 7 (6.36%) Psychology
11 4 (3.64%) Fixed Income
11 4 (3.64%) Management Information System
12 3 (2.73%) FMCG
12 3 (2.73%) Physics
13 2 (1.82%) Cyberthreat
13 2 (1.82%) Data Extraction
13 2 (1.82%) Social Media
14 1 (0.91%) Fintech
14 1 (0.91%) Informatics
14 1 (0.91%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.45%) Unix
2 4 (3.64%) Linux
2 4 (3.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (71.82%) Analytics
2 33 (30.00%) Data Analytics
2 33 (30.00%) Machine Learning
3 25 (22.73%) Statistical Analysis
4 24 (21.82%) Predictive Modelling
5 16 (14.55%) Data Analysis
6 15 (13.64%) Data Visualisation
7 14 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (12.73%) Data Modelling
8 13 (11.82%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (11.82%) Logistics
8 13 (11.82%) Open Source
8 13 (11.82%) Time Series Analysis
9 10 (9.09%) Statistical Modelling
10 9 (8.18%) Bioinformatics
10 9 (8.18%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (8.18%) Customer Insight
10 9 (8.18%) Quantitative Analysis
10 9 (8.18%) Risk Management
10 9 (8.18%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 59 (53.64%) SQL
2 50 (45.45%) R
3 39 (35.45%) Python
4 21 (19.09%) Java
5 17 (15.45%) VBA
6 14 (12.73%) MATLAB
7 5 (4.55%) Bash Shell
7 5 (4.55%) Clojure
7 5 (4.55%) Cypher
8 4 (3.64%) Perl
8 4 (3.64%) PHP
8 4 (3.64%) Scala
8 4 (3.64%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.73%) C
9 3 (2.73%) C++
10 2 (1.82%) C#
10 2 (1.82%) Ruby
10 2 (1.82%) VB
11 1 (0.91%) Groovy
11 1 (0.91%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (46.36%) Degree
2 42 (38.18%) PhD
3 8 (7.27%) Postgraduate
4 3 (2.73%) MBA
5 2 (1.82%) CREST Certified
5 2 (1.82%) GIAC
5 2 (1.82%) GPEN
5 2 (1.82%) GXPN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.82%) IAS 39
1 2 (1.82%) QA
2 1 (0.91%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
1 5 (4.55%) VirtualBox
2 4 (3.64%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.82%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (8.18%) IBM
2 6 (5.45%) Tableau
3 4 (3.64%) SAP
4 3 (2.73%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.73%) Oracle
4 3 (2.73%) RapidMiner
4 3 (2.73%) Teradata
5 2 (1.82%) Facebook
5 2 (1.82%) ILOG
6 1 (0.91%) Adobe
6 1 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
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