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 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 839 908 922
Rank change year-on-year
+69 +14
Permanent jobs citing Operations Research 38 50 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.047% 0.047%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.047% 0.054% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 32 43 35
Median salary £62,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+31.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £35,000 £30,200
10% offered a salary of more than £99,000 £80,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +18.75%

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
80020 92993 98289
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.11% 87.55% 85.68%
Number of salaries quoted 65997 76776 80782
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 £77,500 £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 5 December 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Research within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 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 +60 36 £67,500 +42.10% 5
London +55 19 £90,000 +120.85% 2
North West - 7 £37,500 - 1
East of England +4 5 £60,000 +11.62%
City of London +28 4 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Hertfordshire +10 4 - -
South East +56 2 £47,500 -2.56% 1
South West - 2 £55,000 -
Wales - 2 £60,000 -
Cardiff - 2 £60,000 -
South Wales - 2 £60,000 -
West Midlands -11 1 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Birmingham -17 1 £45,000 -5.26%
Bristol - 1 £65,000 -
Devon - 1 £45,000 -
Luton - 1 £60,000 -
Exeter - 1 £45,000 -
Maidstone - 1 £42,500 -
Oxford - 1 £52,500 -
Kent - 1 £42,500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £52,500 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £60,000 -

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 86 (73.50%) Statistics
2 71 (60.68%) SQL
3 70 (59.83%) Analytics
4 63 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
5 62 (52.99%) Mathematics
6 57 (48.72%) Degree
7 56 (47.86%) Python
8 50 (42.74%) Machine Learning
9 42 (35.90%) Big Data
9 42 (35.90%) PhD
10 40 (34.19%) Predictive Modelling
11 38 (32.48%) R
12 37 (31.62%) Data Mining
13 36 (30.77%) Finance
13 36 (30.77%) Computer Science
13 36 (30.77%) Algorithms
14 35 (29.91%) SAS
15 34 (29.06%) Retail
16 31 (26.50%) Economics
17 29 (24.79%) Data Analysis
17 29 (24.79%) Data Analytics
18 25 (21.37%) Marketing
19 24 (20.51%) Visualisation
20 23 (19.66%) Natural Language Processing
21 18 (15.38%) Hadoop
22 17 (14.53%) Statistical Modelling
22 17 (14.53%) Java
22 17 (14.53%) VBA
22 17 (14.53%) Statistical Analysis
23 16 (13.68%) Apache Spark

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 35 (29.91%) SAS
2 16 (13.68%) Apache Spark
3 11 (9.40%) Apache Pig
4 8 (6.84%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (11.11%) SPSS
2 11 (9.40%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.84%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (6.84%) Amazon EC2
1 8 (6.84%) Amazon EMR
1 8 (6.84%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.85%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.71%) Firewall
1 2 (1.71%) LAN
1 2 (1.71%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (35.90%) Big Data
2 37 (31.62%) Data Mining
3 18 (15.38%) Hadoop
4 12 (10.26%) Neo4j
4 12 (10.26%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (9.40%) Apache Hive
6 10 (8.55%) Impala
7 9 (7.69%) Mahout
8 8 (6.84%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (6.84%) MongoDB
9 6 (5.13%) GIS
9 6 (5.13%) QlikView
10 4 (3.42%) NoSQL
11 3 (2.56%) KDB
11 3 (2.56%) MySQL
11 3 (2.56%) SQL Server
11 3 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (1.71%) MS Access
12 2 (1.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (6.84%) Git (software)
1 8 (6.84%) Jenkins
1 8 (6.84%) Vagrant
1 8 (6.84%) Yeoman
General
1 36 (30.77%) Finance
2 34 (29.06%) Retail
3 25 (21.37%) Marketing
4 15 (12.82%) Telecoms
5 14 (11.97%) Banking
6 12 (10.26%) Manufacturing
7 10 (8.55%) Automotive
8 9 (7.69%) French Language
9 8 (6.84%) Advertising
10 7 (5.98%) Publishing
11 4 (3.42%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 52 (44.44%) Data Scientist
2 29 (24.79%) Analyst
3 23 (19.66%) Senior Data Scientist
4 21 (17.95%) Consultant
5 12 (10.26%) Analytics Consultant
6 11 (9.40%) Data Analytics Consultant
6 11 (9.40%) Data Consultant
6 11 (9.40%) Data Manager
7 10 (8.55%) Junior
8 8 (6.84%) Analytics Manager
9 7 (5.98%) Developer
9 7 (5.98%) Senior Analytics Manager
9 7 (5.98%) Senior Manager
10 6 (5.13%) Insight Analyst
10 6 (5.13%) SAS Analyst
11 5 (4.27%) Customer Analyst
11 5 (4.27%) Customer Insight Analyst
11 5 (4.27%) Insight Manager
11 5 (4.27%) Junior Analyst
11 5 (4.27%) Junior Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (19.66%) Natural Language Processing
2 9 (7.69%) D3.js
3 8 (6.84%) Cascalog
3 8 (6.84%) Pandas
3 8 (6.84%) scikit-learn
3 8 (6.84%) SciPy
4 3 (2.56%) .NET
4 3 (2.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.85%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 86 (73.50%) Statistics
2 63 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (52.99%) Mathematics
4 36 (30.77%) Algorithms
4 36 (30.77%) Computer Science
5 31 (26.50%) Economics
6 24 (20.51%) Visualisation
7 14 (11.97%) Neural Network
8 9 (7.69%) Credit Risk
9 7 (5.98%) Psychology
10 5 (4.27%) Management Information System
10 5 (4.27%) Physics
11 4 (3.42%) Fixed Income
12 2 (1.71%) Applied Mathematics
12 2 (1.71%) Cyberthreat
12 2 (1.71%) Data Extraction
13 1 (0.85%) Data Integration
13 1 (0.85%) FMCG
13 1 (0.85%) Reference Data
13 1 (0.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.27%) Unix
2 3 (2.56%) Linux
2 3 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (59.83%) Analytics
2 50 (42.74%) Machine Learning
3 40 (34.19%) Predictive Modelling
4 29 (24.79%) Data Analysis
4 29 (24.79%) Data Analytics
5 17 (14.53%) Statistical Analysis
5 17 (14.53%) Statistical Modelling
6 16 (13.68%) Data Visualisation
6 16 (13.68%) Open Source
7 15 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (12.82%) Customer Insight
7 15 (12.82%) Data Modelling
7 15 (12.82%) Time Series Analysis
8 13 (11.11%) Bayesian Methods
9 12 (10.26%) Bioinformatics
9 12 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (10.26%) User Stories
10 10 (8.55%) Big Data Analytics
10 10 (8.55%) Budgeting and Forecasting
11 9 (7.69%) Sentiment Analysis
Programming Languages
1 71 (60.68%) SQL
2 56 (47.86%) Python
3 38 (32.48%) R
4 17 (14.53%) Java
4 17 (14.53%) VBA
5 8 (6.84%) Bash Shell
5 8 (6.84%) Clojure
5 8 (6.84%) Cypher
6 6 (5.13%) C
7 5 (4.27%) C++
8 4 (3.42%) Perl
8 4 (3.42%) Scala
9 3 (2.56%) MATLAB
9 3 (2.56%) PHP
9 3 (2.56%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.71%) C#
10 2 (1.71%) Julia
10 2 (1.71%) Ruby
10 2 (1.71%) VB
11 1 (0.85%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 57 (48.72%) Degree
2 42 (35.90%) PhD
3 6 (5.13%) Postgraduate
4 2 (1.71%) CREST Certified
4 2 (1.71%) GIAC
4 2 (1.71%) GPEN
4 2 (1.71%) GXPN
4 2 (1.71%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.56%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.71%) IAS 39
3 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 8 (6.84%) Virtual Machines
1 8 (6.84%) VirtualBox
2 4 (3.42%) HDFS
3 1 (0.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.71%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (7.69%) Tableau
2 6 (5.13%) IBM
3 3 (2.56%) Oracle
3 3 (2.56%) Teradata
4 2 (1.71%) ILOG
4 2 (1.71%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (1.71%) Netezza
4 2 (1.71%) RapidMiner
4 2 (1.71%) SAP
5 1 (0.85%) Adobe
5 1 (0.85%) Cognizant
5 1 (0.85%) Facebook
5 1 (0.85%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
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