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 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 858 925 924
Rank change year-on-year
+67 -1
Permanent jobs citing Operations Research 54 50 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.046% 0.055%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.064% 0.052% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 48 34 43
Median salary £48,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £25,000 £30,400
10% offered a salary of more than £101,500 £53,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £43,750 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +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
84067 95471 97586
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.24% 87.53% 85.32%
Number of salaries quoted 69978 78940 78095
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 £30,500
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 30 September 2016 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 30 September 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 +61 49 £46,000 -3.15% 8
London +44 28 £67,500 +42.10% 1
City of London +57 9 £46,000 +31.42%
South East +35 7 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Yorkshire - 7 £26,000 -
West Yorkshire - 7 £26,000 -
Leeds - 6 £26,000 -
Scotland +20 5 £55,000 -
Edinburgh +16 5 £55,000 -
Berkshire +14 3 £42,500 -34.61% 1
Manchester - 3 £32,500 -
Hampshire - 3 £60,000 - 1
North West - 3 £32,500 -
East of England +19 2 - - 2
Hertfordshire +15 2 - - 1
Southampton - 2 £60,000 -
South West +1 1 £65,000 +30.00%
West Midlands - 1 £45,000 - 1
Bristol - 1 £65,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £45,000 -
Oxford - 1 £50,000 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 £45,000 -
Wakefield - 1 £28,500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £50,000 -

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 89 (64.49%) Statistics
2 79 (57.25%) Degree
2 79 (57.25%) Mathematics
3 78 (56.52%) SQL
4 75 (54.35%) Analytics
5 71 (51.45%) Analytical Skills
6 53 (38.41%) Python
6 53 (38.41%) Finance
7 52 (37.68%) Machine Learning
8 50 (36.23%) Retail
9 49 (35.51%) Data Mining
9 49 (35.51%) Computer Science
10 44 (31.88%) Predictive Modelling
11 40 (28.99%) Big Data
11 40 (28.99%) Economics
12 38 (27.54%) Marketing
13 34 (24.64%) Data Analysis
14 33 (23.91%) PhD
14 33 (23.91%) Data Analytics
15 32 (23.19%) Visualisation
16 31 (22.46%) SAS
17 28 (20.29%) R
18 27 (19.57%) Business Intelligence
19 26 (18.84%) Algorithms
20 24 (17.39%) Natural Language Processing
21 22 (15.94%) Statistical Analysis
22 19 (13.77%) Data Visualisation
22 19 (13.77%) Statistical Modelling
22 19 (13.77%) Project Management
22 19 (13.77%) Telecoms

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 31 (22.46%) SAS
2 15 (10.87%) Apache Spark
3 11 (7.97%) Apache Pig
4 10 (7.25%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (9.42%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.97%) SPSS
3 8 (5.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.17%) MS Office
5 1 (0.72%) EViews
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.25%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (7.25%) Amazon EC2
1 10 (7.25%) Amazon EMR
1 10 (7.25%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.72%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.35%) Firewall
1 6 (4.35%) LAN
1 6 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (35.51%) Data Mining
2 40 (28.99%) Big Data
3 17 (12.32%) Hadoop
4 12 (8.70%) Apache Hive
4 12 (8.70%) Impala
4 12 (8.70%) Neo4j
4 12 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (7.25%) Mahout
5 10 (7.25%) MongoDB
6 9 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (5.07%) QlikView
8 6 (4.35%) Relational Database
9 5 (3.62%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (2.90%) Qlik Sense
11 3 (2.17%) MySQL
11 3 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (1.45%) GIS
12 2 (1.45%) MS Access
12 2 (1.45%) Oracle BI EE
12 2 (1.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (7.25%) Git (software)
1 10 (7.25%) Jenkins
1 10 (7.25%) Vagrant
1 10 (7.25%) Yeoman
General
1 53 (38.41%) Finance
2 50 (36.23%) Retail
3 38 (27.54%) Marketing
4 19 (13.77%) Telecoms
5 17 (12.32%) Banking
5 17 (12.32%) Manufacturing
6 15 (10.87%) French Language
7 11 (7.97%) Automotive
7 11 (7.97%) Local Government
8 9 (6.52%) Publishing
9 5 (3.62%) Advertising
9 5 (3.62%) German Language
9 5 (3.62%) Spanish Language
10 4 (2.90%) Games
10 4 (2.90%) Italian Language
11 2 (1.45%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.72%) Electronics
12 1 (0.72%) Law
12 1 (0.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (34.78%) Analyst
2 46 (33.33%) Data Scientist
3 26 (18.84%) Consultant
4 17 (12.32%) Junior
4 17 (12.32%) Senior Data Scientist
5 13 (9.42%) Analytics Manager
5 13 (9.42%) Graduate
6 12 (8.70%) Analytics Consultant
6 12 (8.70%) Data Manager
7 11 (7.97%) Data Consultant
7 11 (7.97%) Senior Manager
8 10 (7.25%) Data Analytics Consultant
8 10 (7.25%) Junior Analyst
9 9 (6.52%) Graduate Analyst
9 9 (6.52%) Senior Analytics Manager
10 8 (5.80%) SAS Analyst
11 7 (5.07%) Data Analyst
11 7 (5.07%) Insight Manager
11 7 (5.07%) Junior Data Scientist
11 7 (5.07%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (17.39%) Natural Language Processing
2 11 (7.97%) scikit-learn
3 10 (7.25%) Cascalog
3 10 (7.25%) D3.js
3 10 (7.25%) Pandas
3 10 (7.25%) SciPy
4 3 (2.17%) .NET
4 3 (2.17%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.72%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 89 (64.49%) Statistics
2 79 (57.25%) Mathematics
3 71 (51.45%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (35.51%) Computer Science
5 40 (28.99%) Economics
6 32 (23.19%) Visualisation
7 26 (18.84%) Algorithms
8 16 (11.59%) Physics
9 13 (9.42%) Neural Network
10 10 (7.25%) Management Information System
11 9 (6.52%) Psychology
12 6 (4.35%) Applied Mathematics
12 6 (4.35%) Chemistry
12 6 (4.35%) Credit Risk
12 6 (4.35%) Cyberthreat
13 5 (3.62%) Data Extraction
14 4 (2.90%) Fintech
15 2 (1.45%) Reference Data
15 2 (1.45%) Social Media
16 1 (0.72%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.90%) Unix
2 3 (2.17%) Linux
2 3 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (54.35%) Analytics
2 52 (37.68%) Machine Learning
3 44 (31.88%) Predictive Modelling
4 34 (24.64%) Data Analysis
5 33 (23.91%) Data Analytics
6 27 (19.57%) Business Intelligence
7 22 (15.94%) Statistical Analysis
8 19 (13.77%) Data Visualisation
8 19 (13.77%) Project Management
8 19 (13.77%) Statistical Modelling
9 17 (12.32%) Business Analysis
9 17 (12.32%) Customer Insight
10 16 (11.59%) Data Modelling
11 15 (10.87%) Bioinformatics
11 15 (10.87%) User Stories
12 13 (9.42%) Actionable Insight
13 12 (8.70%) Bayesian Methods
13 12 (8.70%) Budgeting and Forecasting
13 12 (8.70%) Time Series Analysis
14 11 (7.97%) Sentiment Analysis
Programming Languages
1 78 (56.52%) SQL
2 53 (38.41%) Python
3 28 (20.29%) R
4 17 (12.32%) VBA
5 12 (8.70%) Java
6 10 (7.25%) Bash Shell
6 10 (7.25%) Clojure
6 10 (7.25%) Cypher
7 6 (4.35%) C++
7 6 (4.35%) MATLAB
7 6 (4.35%) Perl
7 6 (4.35%) Ruby
8 5 (3.62%) C
8 5 (3.62%) VB
9 3 (2.17%) PHP
9 3 (2.17%) Scala
9 3 (2.17%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.45%) Julia
11 1 (0.72%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 79 (57.25%) Degree
2 33 (23.91%) PhD
3 7 (5.07%) Postgraduate
4 6 (4.35%) CREST Certified
4 6 (4.35%) GIAC
4 6 (4.35%) GPEN
4 6 (4.35%) GXPN
5 2 (1.45%) MBA
6 1 (0.72%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.72%) MCSE
6 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.90%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.72%) IAS 39
System Software
1 10 (7.25%) Virtual Machines
1 10 (7.25%) VirtualBox
2 3 (2.17%) HDFS
3 1 (0.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.72%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (7.97%) Tableau
2 8 (5.80%) IBM
3 7 (5.07%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.35%) MicroStrategy
4 6 (4.35%) Oracle
5 4 (2.90%) Netezza
6 2 (1.45%) ILOG
7 1 (0.72%) Adobe
7 1 (0.72%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.72%) Facebook
7 1 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.72%) SAP
7 1 (0.72%) Teradata
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