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

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 839 845 810
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -35
Permanent jobs citing Operations Research 51 56 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.052% 0.071%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.055% 0.063% 0.090%
Number of salaries quoted 32 44 66
Average salary £45,750 £38,250 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.60% -3.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,550 £19,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £76,750 £80,750 £71,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £29,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+37.93% -3.33%

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
92338 88528 90356
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.00% 81.52% 78.97%
Number of salaries quoted 74520 72722 76092
Average salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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
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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 +12 50 £44,000 +17.33% 10
London +5 33 £62,500 +61.29% 6
West Midlands - 6 £55,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 5 £40,000 -
East Midlands - 5 £40,000 -
Nottingham - 5 £40,000 -
City of London +9 4 £77,500 +19.23%
Warwickshire - 4 £55,500 -
South East -19 3 £40,000 +110.52% 2
Surrey -7 2 £55,000 -
North West -14 2 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Solihull - 2 £34,500 -
Scotland -1 1 £47,500 +21.79%
Cheshunt - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £32,000 -
Fife - 1 £47,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Redhill - 1 £40,000 -
Reigate - 1 £70,000 -
Romford - 1 £65,000 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £32,000 -

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 105 (77.21%) Mathematics
2 96 (70.59%) Analytics
3 81 (59.56%) Statistics
3 81 (59.56%) Degree
4 78 (57.35%) Analytical Skills
5 76 (55.88%) SAS
6 68 (50.00%) SQL
7 65 (47.79%) Computer Science
8 42 (30.88%) Finance
9 36 (26.47%) Business Analytics
10 33 (24.26%) Marketing
10 33 (24.26%) SPSS
11 28 (20.59%) Economics
12 27 (19.85%) Data Analysis
12 27 (19.85%) MS Excel
13 26 (19.12%) Project Management
14 24 (17.65%) Data Mining
15 21 (15.44%) Statistical Analysis
16 20 (14.71%) Retail
16 20 (14.71%) Hadoop
17 19 (13.97%) Statistical Modelling
17 19 (13.97%) SQL Server
18 18 (13.24%) VBA
18 18 (13.24%) Data Analytics
19 17 (12.50%) Customer Insight
19 17 (12.50%) Oracle
20 16 (11.76%) Microsoft
20 16 (11.76%) Big Data
21 15 (11.03%) Visualisation
21 15 (11.03%) MATLAB

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 76 (55.88%) SAS
2 8 (5.88%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.74%) Lync
3 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
Applications
1 33 (24.26%) SPSS
2 27 (19.85%) MS Excel
3 13 (9.56%) MS Office
4 10 (7.35%) PowerPivot
5 8 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (2.94%) MS Project
7 3 (2.21%) FrameMaker
8 1 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.74%) Stata
8 1 (0.74%) Vensim
8 1 (0.74%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.74%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) SAP InfiniteInsight
1 1 (0.74%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.21%) SNMP
1 3 (2.21%) TCP/IP
1 3 (2.21%) DNS
2 2 (1.47%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (17.65%) Data Mining
2 20 (14.71%) Hadoop
3 19 (13.97%) SQL Server
4 16 (11.76%) Big Data
5 11 (8.09%) OLAP
5 11 (8.09%) MS Access
6 10 (7.35%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (7.35%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (5.88%) MySQL
7 8 (5.88%) Spotfire
8 4 (2.94%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 3 (2.21%) Base SAS
9 3 (2.21%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.47%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (1.47%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.47%) Pentaho
10 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 42 (30.88%) Finance
2 33 (24.26%) Marketing
3 20 (14.71%) Retail
4 8 (5.88%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.68%) Advertising
6 4 (2.94%) Games
7 1 (0.74%) Banking
7 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.74%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 46 (33.82%) Analyst
2 19 (13.97%) Consultant
3 17 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 16 (11.76%) Data Scientist
5 13 (9.56%) Insight Analyst
6 12 (8.82%) Data Analyst
7 11 (8.09%) Graduate
8 9 (6.62%) Senior Insight Analyst
8 9 (6.62%) Senior Manager
9 8 (5.88%) Business Analyst
10 6 (4.41%) SAS Insight Analyst
10 6 (4.41%) Senior SAS Analyst
10 6 (4.41%) SAS Analyst
11 5 (3.68%) Data Manager
11 5 (3.68%) Data Analytics Manager
11 5 (3.68%) Developer
12 4 (2.94%) Management Consultant
12 4 (2.94%) Customer Insight Analyst
12 4 (2.94%) Customer Analyst
12 4 (2.94%) SAS Customer Insight Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.21%) HTML
1 3 (2.21%) J2EE
1 3 (2.21%) XML
2 2 (1.47%) STL
2 2 (1.47%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (0.74%) WPF
3 1 (0.74%) WebGL
3 1 (0.74%) OpenGL
3 1 (0.74%) DirectX
3 1 (0.74%) .NET
3 1 (0.74%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 105 (77.21%) Mathematics
2 81 (59.56%) Statistics
3 78 (57.35%) Analytical Skills
4 65 (47.79%) Computer Science
5 28 (20.59%) Economics
6 15 (11.03%) Visualisation
7 14 (10.29%) Algorithms
8 8 (5.88%) Physics
8 8 (5.88%) Data Extraction
8 8 (5.88%) FMCG
9 7 (5.15%) Credit Risk
9 7 (5.15%) Social Media
10 5 (3.68%) Social Network
11 4 (2.94%) Management Information System
11 4 (2.94%) Applied Mathematics
12 3 (2.21%) Performance Metrics
12 3 (2.21%) Digital Media
13 2 (1.47%) Data Integration
13 2 (1.47%) Artificial Intelligence
14 1 (0.74%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.68%) Linux
2 4 (2.94%) UNIX
3 3 (2.21%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (70.59%) Analytics
2 36 (26.47%) Business Analytics
3 27 (19.85%) Data Analysis
4 26 (19.12%) Project Management
5 21 (15.44%) Statistical Analysis
6 19 (13.97%) Statistical Modelling
7 18 (13.24%) Data Analytics
8 17 (12.50%) Customer Insight
9 14 (10.29%) Process Management
9 14 (10.29%) BPMN
10 12 (8.82%) Predictive Modelling
10 12 (8.82%) Direct Marketing
11 11 (8.09%) ETL
11 11 (8.09%) Coaching
12 10 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (7.35%) Validation
12 10 (7.35%) Requirements Analysis
12 10 (7.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 10 (7.35%) Marketing Strategy
13 9 (6.62%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 68 (50.00%) SQL
2 18 (13.24%) VBA
3 15 (11.03%) MATLAB
4 14 (10.29%) R
5 11 (8.09%) VB
6 9 (6.62%) Python
6 9 (6.62%) C++
7 8 (5.88%) Java
7 8 (5.88%) PL/SQL
7 8 (5.88%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.94%) C#
9 3 (2.21%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.21%) Perl
10 2 (1.47%) C
11 1 (0.74%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.74%) XAML
Qualifications
1 81 (59.56%) Degree
2 7 (5.15%) PhD
3 2 (1.47%) MBA
3 2 (1.47%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.74%) CCNA
4 1 (0.74%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.68%) QA
2 3 (2.21%) Solvency II
2 3 (2.21%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.47%) CRD IV
System Software
1 1 (0.74%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.21%) Tivoli
1 3 (2.21%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 3 (2.21%) Netcool
1 3 (2.21%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 1 (0.74%) Nagios
Vendors
1 17 (12.50%) Oracle
2 16 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.35%) Tableau
4 4 (2.94%) Teradata
4 4 (2.94%) Business Objects
4 4 (2.94%) JDA
4 4 (2.94%) RedPrairie
5 3 (2.21%) Splunk
5 3 (2.21%) Compuware
5 3 (2.21%) IBM
5 3 (2.21%) SAP
6 2 (1.47%) Minitab
6 2 (1.47%) Informatica
6 2 (1.47%) Jaspersoft
7 1 (0.74%) Norkom
7 1 (0.74%) Aprimo
7 1 (0.74%) Omniture
7 1 (0.74%) Google
7 1 (0.74%) Facebook
7 1 (0.74%) MicroStrategy
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