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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 843 876 871
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -5
Permanent jobs citing Operations Research 92 61 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.057% 0.063%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.067% 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 79 48 44
Average salary £50,000 £47,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.38% +13.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £20,750 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,800 £67,500 £66,350
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -

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
87935 90766 89428
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 86.82% 85.27% 84.97%
Number of salaries quoted 72987 74501 71137
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 10 February 2016 within the UK.

Operations Research Salary Histogram in the UK

Operations Research
Top 25 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 10 February 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
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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 +53 91 £50,000 - 3
London +45 68 £53,000 -3.63% 3
Nottinghamshire +4 8 £45,000 +116.86%
East Midlands 0 8 £45,000 +116.86%
Nottingham -1 8 £45,000 +116.86%
West Midlands -8 7 £50,000 +49.25%
City of London +56 6 £42,500 +3.03%
East of England +4 6 £50,000 +17.64%
Cambridgeshire +11 4 £50,000 +17.64%
Peterborough +6 4 £50,000 +17.64%
Birmingham - 3 £47,500 -
Warwick - 2 £50,000 -
Warwickshire - 2 £50,000 -
South East +10 1 £46,500 -15.45%
Surrey +8 1 £46,500 -15.45%
Yorkshire +7 1 £57,500 +48.38%
South Wales +7 1 £38,240 +25.37%
Wales +5 1 £38,240 +25.37%
Leeds +2 1 £57,500 +48.38%
Cardiff -4 1 £38,240 +25.37%
West Yorkshire -6 1 £57,500 +48.38%
Hertfordshire - 1 £62,500 -
Luton - 1 £79,000 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £62,500 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £79,000 -

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 99 (78.57%) Degree
2 94 (74.60%) Analytics
3 82 (65.08%) Mathematics
4 72 (57.14%) SQL
5 68 (53.97%) Analytical Skills
6 63 (50.00%) Statistics
7 60 (47.62%) SAS
7 60 (47.62%) Finance
8 45 (35.71%) R
9 42 (33.33%) Big Data
10 39 (30.95%) Predictive Modelling
11 33 (26.19%) Visualisation
11 33 (26.19%) Banking
12 32 (25.40%) Economics
13 31 (24.60%) Marketing
14 29 (23.02%) MATLAB
15 28 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
15 28 (22.22%) Python
15 28 (22.22%) Data Visualisation
16 26 (20.63%) Java
17 25 (19.84%) Microsoft
17 25 (19.84%) Computer Science
18 24 (19.05%) Statistical Modelling
19 23 (18.25%) Statistical Analysis
20 22 (17.46%) SQL Server
21 21 (16.67%) VBA
21 21 (16.67%) HTML
21 21 (16.67%) Data Analysis
21 21 (16.67%) Hadoop
22 20 (15.87%) Oracle

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 60 (47.62%) SAS
2 11 (8.73%) Apache Spark
3 5 (3.97%) Apache
4 4 (3.17%) Apache Pig
5 2 (1.59%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.79%) CMS
6 1 (0.79%) JBoss
6 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.79%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (12.70%) MS PowerPoint
1 16 (12.70%) SPSS
2 13 (10.32%) MS Excel
3 12 (9.52%) S-PLUS
4 4 (3.17%) MS Office
5 3 (2.38%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.59%) EViews
7 1 (0.79%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 9 (7.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.79%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.32%) Google Analytics
2 4 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.17%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (3.17%) Amazon EMR
2 4 (3.17%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.52%) WebEx
2 5 (3.97%) SSL
3 1 (0.79%) BGP
3 1 (0.79%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.79%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (0.79%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (0.79%) DNS
3 1 (0.79%) EIGRP
3 1 (0.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (0.79%) Firewall
3 1 (0.79%) HTTP
3 1 (0.79%) IPsec
3 1 (0.79%) LAN
3 1 (0.79%) MPLS
3 1 (0.79%) RIP
3 1 (0.79%) VPN
3 1 (0.79%) WAN
3 1 (0.79%) Wireless
3 1 (0.79%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (33.33%) Big Data
2 22 (17.46%) SQL Server
3 21 (16.67%) Hadoop
4 14 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (10.32%) MySQL
6 12 (9.52%) Data Mining
6 12 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (7.14%) Apache Hive
7 9 (7.14%) GIS
8 8 (6.35%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 8 (6.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 8 (6.35%) Power BI
9 6 (4.76%) Relational Database
10 4 (3.17%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (3.17%) Impala
10 4 (3.17%) Mahout
10 4 (3.17%) MongoDB
10 4 (3.17%) Neo4j
10 4 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.17%) Git (software)
1 4 (3.17%) Jenkins
1 4 (3.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 4 (3.17%) Vagrant
1 4 (3.17%) Yeoman
2 1 (0.79%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.79%) Maven
2 1 (0.79%) Mercurial
2 1 (0.79%) Selenium
General
1 60 (47.62%) Finance
2 33 (26.19%) Banking
3 31 (24.60%) Marketing
4 17 (13.49%) Retail
5 8 (6.35%) Spanish Language
6 7 (5.56%) German Language
6 7 (5.56%) Manufacturing
7 5 (3.97%) Advertising
7 5 (3.97%) Telecoms
8 4 (3.17%) French Language
9 3 (2.38%) Games
9 3 (2.38%) Italian Language
9 3 (2.38%) Mandarin Language
9 3 (2.38%) Retail Banking
9 3 (2.38%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.79%) Automotive
10 1 (0.79%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 47 (37.30%) Analyst
2 26 (20.63%) Data Analyst
2 26 (20.63%) Data Scientist
3 25 (19.84%) Consultant
4 15 (11.90%) Senior Analyst
5 13 (10.32%) Presales Consultant
6 11 (8.73%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 8 (6.35%) Business Data Analyst
7 8 (6.35%) Java Consultant
7 8 (6.35%) Statistical Analyst
7 8 (6.35%) Statistical Data Analyst
8 6 (4.76%) Data Consultant
8 6 (4.76%) SQL Analyst
8 6 (4.76%) Team Leader
9 5 (3.97%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 5 (3.97%) Credit Analyst
9 5 (3.97%) Developer
9 5 (3.97%) Forecast Analyst
9 5 (3.97%) Risk Analyst
9 5 (3.97%) Senior Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.67%) HTML
2 17 (13.49%) HTML5
3 16 (12.70%) .NET
4 12 (9.52%) .NET Framework
5 9 (7.14%) D3.js
6 8 (6.35%) CSS
7 6 (4.76%) scikit-learn
7 6 (4.76%) SciPy
8 5 (3.97%) JSON
8 5 (3.97%) Natural Language Processing
8 5 (3.97%) Pandas
9 4 (3.17%) Ajax
9 4 (3.17%) Cascalog
9 4 (3.17%) CSS3
9 4 (3.17%) GeoJSON
9 4 (3.17%) RESTful
10 2 (1.59%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.59%) PostGIS
11 1 (0.79%) NumPy
11 1 (0.79%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 82 (65.08%) Mathematics
2 68 (53.97%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (50.00%) Statistics
4 33 (26.19%) Visualisation
5 32 (25.40%) Economics
6 25 (19.84%) Computer Science
7 14 (11.11%) Algorithms
8 11 (8.73%) Management Information System
9 6 (4.76%) Applied Mathematics
10 5 (3.97%) Credit Risk
10 5 (3.97%) Life Science
10 5 (3.97%) User Experience
11 4 (3.17%) Physics
12 3 (2.38%) Data Extraction
12 3 (2.38%) Derivative
12 3 (2.38%) Mobile App
12 3 (2.38%) Tandem
13 2 (1.59%) Online Games
13 2 (1.59%) Psychology
13 2 (1.59%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.32%) Linux
2 1 (0.79%) Unix
2 1 (0.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (74.60%) Analytics
2 39 (30.95%) Predictive Modelling
3 28 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 28 (22.22%) Data Visualisation
4 24 (19.05%) Statistical Modelling
5 23 (18.25%) Statistical Analysis
6 21 (16.67%) Data Analysis
7 18 (14.29%) Predictive Analytics
8 17 (13.49%) Open Source
9 16 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (12.70%) E-Commerce
9 16 (12.70%) Presales
9 16 (12.70%) Quantitative Analysis
10 13 (10.32%) Machine Learning
11 12 (9.52%) Digital Marketing
11 12 (9.52%) Time Series Analysis
12 11 (8.73%) Business Analysis
12 11 (8.73%) Data Analytics
12 11 (8.73%) Data Modelling
13 10 (7.94%) Customer Insight
Programming Languages
1 72 (57.14%) SQL
2 45 (35.71%) R
3 29 (23.02%) MATLAB
4 28 (22.22%) Python
5 26 (20.63%) Java
6 21 (16.67%) VBA
7 18 (14.29%) JavaScript
8 16 (12.70%) C++
9 15 (11.90%) C#
10 14 (11.11%) C
11 4 (3.17%) Bash Shell
11 4 (3.17%) Clojure
11 4 (3.17%) T-SQL
12 3 (2.38%) PHP
13 2 (1.59%) Scala
14 1 (0.79%) Cython
14 1 (0.79%) Perl
14 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 99 (78.57%) Degree
2 18 (14.29%) PhD
3 2 (1.59%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.73%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.38%) Basel II
3 2 (1.59%) QA
4 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.17%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.79%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.79%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 25 (19.84%) Microsoft
2 20 (15.87%) Oracle
3 13 (10.32%) Tableau
4 12 (9.52%) Actian
4 12 (9.52%) Cognos
4 12 (9.52%) RapidMiner
5 10 (7.94%) Google
6 7 (5.56%) Mapinfo
7 4 (3.17%) Cloudera
8 3 (2.38%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (1.59%) ESRI
9 2 (1.59%) SAP
10 1 (0.79%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.79%) Cisco
10 1 (0.79%) Facebook
10 1 (0.79%) Infoblox
10 1 (0.79%) Perforce
10 1 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.79%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.79%) Yahoo!
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