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

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 825 894 918
Rank change year-on-year
+69 +24
Permanent jobs citing Operations Research 86 87 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.079% 0.071%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.100% 0.091% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 78 35 61
Median salary £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £31,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £51,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £26,500 £39,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
-32.05% -15.21%

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
86036 95697 100006
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.86% 87.27% 85.36%
Number of salaries quoted 71823 78372 80573
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 July 2016 within the UK.

Operations Research Salary Histogram in the UK

Operations Research
Top 28 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 July 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 +41 81 £55,000 +15.78% 5
London +38 59 £66,000 +32.00% 1
South East +16 10 £50,000 +5.26%
City of London +76 8 £46,000 +22.66% 1
Leeds - 7 £26,000 - 2
West Yorkshire - 7 £26,000 - 2
Yorkshire - 7 £26,000 - 2
Edinburgh +11 6 £48,750 -
Scotland +8 6 £45,000 +42.85%
Hampshire -3 4 £55,500 -
Berkshire - 4 £25,000 -
West Midlands +2 3 £45,000 +15.38%
Reading - 3 £25,000 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 2 £45,000 -
Osterley - 2 £55,000 -
Warwickshire - 2 £45,000 -
North West +19 1 £26,500 -75.90%
Glasgow -6 1 £26,500 -23.80%
Manchester -7 1 £26,500 -75.90%
Burgess Hill - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £50,000 -
Isleworth - 1 £55,000 -
Wembley - 1 £40,000 -
South West - 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £50,000 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - - 1
Birmingham - 1 £26,500 -

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 119 (66.11%) Statistics
1 119 (66.11%) Degree
2 115 (63.89%) Mathematics
3 106 (58.89%) SQL
4 103 (57.22%) Analytics
5 92 (51.11%) Finance
6 91 (50.56%) Analytical Skills
7 75 (41.67%) Computer Science
8 71 (39.44%) Retail
8 71 (39.44%) Python
9 63 (35.00%) Machine Learning
10 58 (32.22%) Data Mining
11 57 (31.67%) Big Data
12 52 (28.89%) Predictive Modelling
13 51 (28.33%) SAS
14 47 (26.11%) Marketing
14 47 (26.11%) Data Analysis
14 47 (26.11%) Economics
15 46 (25.56%) R
16 44 (24.44%) PhD
17 41 (22.78%) Data Analytics
18 38 (21.11%) Visualisation
19 37 (20.56%) Business Analysis
20 34 (18.89%) Statistical Analysis
21 32 (17.78%) Business Intelligence
21 32 (17.78%) Statistical Modelling
21 32 (17.78%) Algorithms
22 31 (17.22%) Project Management
22 31 (17.22%) Physics
23 30 (16.67%) Banking

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 51 (28.33%) SAS
2 26 (14.44%) Apache Spark
3 15 (8.33%) Apache
3 15 (8.33%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 18 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 17 (9.44%) SPSS
3 14 (7.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.67%) MS Office
5 2 (1.11%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.56%) EViews
6 1 (0.56%) Mathematica
6 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
1 15 (8.33%) Amazon EMR
1 15 (8.33%) Amazon S3
2 3 (1.67%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.78%) Firewall
1 5 (2.78%) LAN
1 5 (2.78%) WAN
2 3 (1.67%) SSL
3 2 (1.11%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (32.22%) Data Mining
2 57 (31.67%) Big Data
3 29 (16.11%) Hadoop
4 21 (11.67%) Apache Hive
5 17 (9.44%) MongoDB
6 16 (8.89%) Impala
7 15 (8.33%) Mahout
7 15 (8.33%) Neo4j
7 15 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (5.00%) QlikView
10 8 (4.44%) Relational Database
11 6 (3.33%) GIS
11 6 (3.33%) SQL Server
12 4 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (2.22%) Qlik Sense
13 3 (1.67%) Flink
13 3 (1.67%) SAS EBI
13 3 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 15 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 15 (8.33%) Vagrant
1 15 (8.33%) Yeoman
2 3 (1.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 92 (51.11%) Finance
2 71 (39.44%) Retail
3 47 (26.11%) Marketing
4 30 (16.67%) Banking
5 23 (12.78%) Local Government
6 21 (11.67%) Manufacturing
6 21 (11.67%) Telecoms
7 15 (8.33%) French Language
8 13 (7.22%) Spanish Language
9 12 (6.67%) German Language
10 9 (5.00%) Publishing
11 8 (4.44%) Automotive
12 7 (3.89%) Advertising
13 5 (2.78%) Italian Language
14 4 (2.22%) Games
14 4 (2.22%) Mandarin Language
15 3 (1.67%) Retail Banking
16 2 (1.11%) Front Office
16 2 (1.11%) Investment Banking
17 1 (0.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 70 (38.89%) Analyst
2 58 (32.22%) Data Scientist
3 36 (20.00%) Consultant
4 25 (13.89%) Graduate
5 21 (11.67%) Data Analyst
5 21 (11.67%) Junior
6 20 (11.11%) Analytics Consultant
7 18 (10.00%) Data Consultant
7 18 (10.00%) Graduate Analyst
8 16 (8.89%) Senior Data Scientist
9 15 (8.33%) Data Analytics Consultant
10 14 (7.78%) Junior Analyst
11 11 (6.11%) Business Analyst
11 11 (6.11%) Senior Analyst
12 10 (5.56%) Analytics Manager
13 9 (5.00%) Graduate Consultant
13 9 (5.00%) Senior Manager
14 8 (4.44%) Graduate Business Analyst
14 8 (4.44%) Junior Test Analyst
14 8 (4.44%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.44%) Natural Language Processing
2 19 (10.56%) scikit-learn
3 18 (10.00%) D3.js
3 18 (10.00%) Pandas
3 18 (10.00%) SciPy
4 15 (8.33%) Cascalog
5 5 (2.78%) HTML
5 5 (2.78%) HTML5
6 4 (2.22%) .NET
7 3 (1.67%) Ajax
7 3 (1.67%) CSS
7 3 (1.67%) CSS3
7 3 (1.67%) GeoJSON
7 3 (1.67%) JSON
7 3 (1.67%) NumPy
7 3 (1.67%) RESTful
8 2 (1.11%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.56%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 119 (66.11%) Statistics
2 115 (63.89%) Mathematics
3 91 (50.56%) Analytical Skills
4 75 (41.67%) Computer Science
5 47 (26.11%) Economics
6 38 (21.11%) Visualisation
7 32 (17.78%) Algorithms
8 31 (17.22%) Physics
9 17 (9.44%) Management Information System
10 15 (8.33%) Chemistry
11 12 (6.67%) Psychology
12 11 (6.11%) Neural Network
13 10 (5.56%) Applied Mathematics
14 7 (3.89%) Credit Risk
15 5 (2.78%) Cyberthreat
16 4 (2.22%) Data Extraction
16 4 (2.22%) Fintech
17 3 (1.67%) User Experience
18 1 (0.56%) Data Integration
18 1 (0.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.67%) Linux
2 1 (0.56%) Unix
2 1 (0.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (57.22%) Analytics
2 63 (35.00%) Machine Learning
3 52 (28.89%) Predictive Modelling
4 47 (26.11%) Data Analysis
5 41 (22.78%) Data Analytics
6 37 (20.56%) Business Analysis
7 34 (18.89%) Statistical Analysis
8 32 (17.78%) Business Intelligence
8 32 (17.78%) Statistical Modelling
9 31 (17.22%) Project Management
10 29 (16.11%) Data Visualisation
11 18 (10.00%) Bioinformatics
11 18 (10.00%) User Stories
12 17 (9.44%) Open Source
13 16 (8.89%) Time Series Analysis
14 15 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (8.33%) Data Munging
14 15 (8.33%) Unit Testing
15 14 (7.78%) Actionable Insight
15 14 (7.78%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 106 (58.89%) SQL
2 71 (39.44%) Python
3 46 (25.56%) R
4 25 (13.89%) VBA
5 18 (10.00%) Java
6 15 (8.33%) Bash Shell
6 15 (8.33%) Clojure
7 14 (7.78%) C++
8 13 (7.22%) MATLAB
9 9 (5.00%) C
10 8 (4.44%) Scala
11 6 (3.33%) Julia
11 6 (3.33%) Perl
12 5 (2.78%) JavaScript
12 5 (2.78%) Ruby
12 5 (2.78%) VB
13 3 (1.67%) C#
13 3 (1.67%) Cython
13 3 (1.67%) Haskell
13 3 (1.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 119 (66.11%) Degree
2 44 (24.44%) PhD
3 6 (3.33%) Postgraduate
4 5 (2.78%) CREST Certified
4 5 (2.78%) GIAC
4 5 (2.78%) GPEN
4 5 (2.78%) GXPN
5 2 (1.11%) MBA
6 1 (0.56%) CIMA
6 1 (0.56%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.56%) MCSE
6 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.56%) Basel II
2 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
1 15 (8.33%) VirtualBox
2 3 (1.67%) Docker
3 1 (0.56%) HDFS
Vendors
1 13 (7.22%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.67%) Tableau
3 9 (5.00%) Oracle
4 6 (3.33%) MicroStrategy
5 5 (2.78%) IBM
6 4 (2.22%) Netezza
7 3 (1.67%) Cloudera
7 3 (1.67%) Google
8 2 (1.11%) Actian
8 2 (1.11%) Greenplum
8 2 (1.11%) Hortonworks
8 2 (1.11%) RapidMiner
9 1 (0.56%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.56%) Facebook
9 1 (0.56%) Mapinfo
9 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.56%) Twitter
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £0 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
North East
Initi8 Recruitment
Salary: £80000 - £90000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £150000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Adteq Limited
Posted: 5 days ago