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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 837 813 817
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +4
Permanent jobs citing Operations Research 70 61 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.057% 0.065%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.074% 0.071% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 55 37 64
Average salary £50,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.87% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,300 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £107,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,740
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +12.61%

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
94022 86283 92102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.34% 80.36% 78.67%
Number of salaries quoted 74935 70632 78012
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,542
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £73,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 2 September 2014 within the UK.

Operations Research Salary Histogram in the UK

Operations Research
Top 22 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 2 September 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 -18 69 £50,000 +31.57% 8
London +7 47 £50,000 +33.33% 4
City of London +26 18 £42,500 -46.87% 1
Hertfordshire -2 11 £50,000 - 1
East of England -14 11 £50,000 - 1
Cheshunt - 11 £50,000 -
South East -30 7 £34,500 +81.57% 1
Surrey -8 3 £70,000 - 1
North West -28 2 £37,500 -11.76%
East Midlands - 2 £30,375 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £30,375 -
Reigate - 2 £70,000 -
Berkshire - 2 £24,250 -
Nottingham - 2 £30,375 -
Reading - 2 £24,250 -
Scotland -13 1 £42,000 +7.69% 1
Edinburgh - 1 £42,000 - 1
Redhill - 1 £40,000 - 1
Maidstone - 1 £34,500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £32,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £32,000 -
Kent - 1 £34,500 -

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 118 (83.69%) Mathematics
2 98 (69.50%) Degree
3 97 (68.79%) Analytics
4 91 (64.54%) Statistics
5 83 (58.87%) SAS
6 69 (48.94%) SQL
7 54 (38.30%) Computer Science
8 51 (36.17%) Finance
9 43 (30.50%) Marketing
9 43 (30.50%) Economics
10 39 (27.66%) SPSS
11 37 (26.24%) Business Analytics
12 34 (24.11%) Data Analysis
13 31 (21.99%) Customer Insight
14 29 (20.57%) Data Mining
15 27 (19.15%) Statistical Modelling
16 21 (14.89%) CHAID
16 21 (14.89%) MS Excel
16 21 (14.89%) Hadoop
16 21 (14.89%) Direct Marketing
17 20 (14.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 20 (14.18%) Marketing Strategy
17 20 (14.18%) Retail
18 18 (12.77%) Statistical Analysis
19 17 (12.06%) MATLAB
20 16 (11.35%) Project Management
20 16 (11.35%) Microsoft
20 16 (11.35%) Predictive Modelling
21 15 (10.64%) Propensity Modelling
21 15 (10.64%) Logistic Regression

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 83 (58.87%) SAS
2 7 (4.96%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.71%) Lync
Applications
1 39 (27.66%) SPSS
2 21 (14.89%) MS Excel
3 13 (9.22%) MS Office
3 13 (9.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.84%) Vensim
4 4 (2.84%) MS Project
5 3 (2.13%) FrameMaker
5 3 (2.13%) FastStats
6 2 (1.42%) PowerPivot
6 2 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.42%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.71%) Stata
7 1 (0.71%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.71%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.96%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.71%) Broadband
1 1 (0.71%) SNMP
1 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.71%) DNS
1 1 (0.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (20.57%) Data Mining
2 21 (14.89%) Hadoop
3 14 (9.93%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (7.80%) OLAP
4 11 (7.80%) Big Data
5 8 (5.67%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.84%) Base SAS
6 4 (2.84%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.13%) SAS Enterprise Miner
7 3 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.42%) Pentaho
8 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.71%) QlikView
9 1 (0.71%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.71%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.71%) MS Access
General
1 51 (36.17%) Finance
2 43 (30.50%) Marketing
3 20 (14.18%) Retail
4 8 (5.67%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.55%) Advertising
6 3 (2.13%) Games
7 1 (0.71%) Banking
7 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.71%) Front Office
7 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 64 (45.39%) Analyst
2 26 (18.44%) Insight Analyst
3 23 (16.31%) Senior Analyst
4 21 (14.89%) Consultant
5 18 (12.77%) Data Scientist
6 15 (10.64%) Senior Insight Analyst
7 11 (7.80%) Senior SAS Analyst
7 11 (7.80%) SAS Insight Analyst
7 11 (7.80%) Data Analyst
7 11 (7.80%) SAS Analyst
8 10 (7.09%) Graduate
8 10 (7.09%) Business Analyst
8 10 (7.09%) Customer Analyst
9 9 (6.38%) Customer Insight Analyst
9 9 (6.38%) SAS Customer Insight Analyst
10 5 (3.55%) Data Analytics Manager
10 5 (3.55%) IT Consultant
10 5 (3.55%) Senior Manager
10 5 (3.55%) Data Manager
11 4 (2.84%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.13%) J2EE
2 1 (0.71%) STL
2 1 (0.71%) XML
2 1 (0.71%) OpenGL
2 1 (0.71%) DirectX
2 1 (0.71%) WinForms
2 1 (0.71%) WPF
2 1 (0.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (0.71%) WebGL
2 1 (0.71%) HTML
2 1 (0.71%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 118 (83.69%) Mathematics
2 91 (64.54%) Statistics
3 54 (38.30%) Computer Science
4 43 (30.50%) Economics
5 10 (7.09%) Credit Risk
6 9 (6.38%) Visualisation
7 8 (5.67%) Data Extraction
7 8 (5.67%) Physics
8 7 (4.96%) FMCG
9 6 (4.26%) Social Media
9 6 (4.26%) Social Network
10 5 (3.55%) Applied Mathematics
11 4 (2.84%) Management Information System
12 3 (2.13%) GIS
12 3 (2.13%) Digital Media
13 2 (1.42%) Artificial Intelligence
13 2 (1.42%) Data Integration
14 1 (0.71%) Derivative
14 1 (0.71%) Fixed Income
14 1 (0.71%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.71%) UNIX
1 1 (0.71%) Windows
1 1 (0.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (68.79%) Analytics
2 37 (26.24%) Business Analytics
3 34 (24.11%) Data Analysis
4 31 (21.99%) Customer Insight
5 27 (19.15%) Statistical Modelling
6 21 (14.89%) Direct Marketing
6 21 (14.89%) CHAID
7 20 (14.18%) Marketing Strategy
7 20 (14.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 18 (12.77%) Statistical Analysis
9 16 (11.35%) Project Management
9 16 (11.35%) Predictive Modelling
10 15 (10.64%) Logistic Regression
10 15 (10.64%) Propensity Modelling
11 12 (8.51%) Data Analytics
12 11 (7.80%) Customer Segmentation
13 10 (7.09%) BPMN
13 10 (7.09%) Process Management
13 10 (7.09%) Data Modelling
13 10 (7.09%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 69 (48.94%) SQL
2 17 (12.06%) MATLAB
3 15 (10.64%) Python
4 12 (8.51%) R
4 12 (8.51%) C++
5 11 (7.80%) Java
5 11 (7.80%) VBA
6 4 (2.84%) C#
7 3 (2.13%) C
8 1 (0.71%) VB
8 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.71%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.71%) Perl
8 1 (0.71%) PowerHouse
8 1 (0.71%) XAML
8 1 (0.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 98 (69.50%) Degree
2 9 (6.38%) PhD
3 5 (3.55%) MBA
4 2 (1.42%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.71%) MCSA
5 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.84%) QA
2 3 (2.13%) Solvency II
2 3 (2.13%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.42%) CRD IV
System Software
1 1 (0.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.71%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.71%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 1 (0.71%) Netcool
1 1 (0.71%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 16 (11.35%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.26%) Oracle
3 3 (2.13%) Business Objects
3 3 (2.13%) SAP
3 3 (2.13%) Alterian
3 3 (2.13%) SIMUL8
4 2 (1.42%) Jaspersoft
5 1 (0.71%) Teradata
5 1 (0.71%) Omniture
5 1 (0.71%) Google
5 1 (0.71%) Norkom
5 1 (0.71%) Splunk
5 1 (0.71%) Tableau
5 1 (0.71%) Facebook
5 1 (0.71%) IBM
5 1 (0.71%) Compuware
5 1 (0.71%) Informatica
5 1 (0.71%) Autodesk
5 1 (0.71%) SolidWorks
5 1 (0.71%) Minitab
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