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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 835 836 811
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -25
Permanent jobs citing Operations Research 56 53 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.049% 0.072%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.061% 0.061% 0.091%
Number of salaries quoted 38 37 73
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 £37,740
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -0.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £19,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £79,750 £97,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +30.00%

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
92294 87311 92008
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.99% 81.33% 79.05%
Number of salaries quoted 73847 71644 77513
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,580
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 1 October 2014 within the UK.

Operations Research Salary Histogram in the UK

Operations Research
Top 20 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 1 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -19 55 £50,000 +33.33% 8
London +2 37 £52,500 +40.00% 4
City of London +13 9 £77,500 -11.42%
Hertfordshire - 7 £50,000 -
Cheshunt - 7 £50,000 -
East of England - 7 £50,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £30,375 -
Nottingham - 4 £30,375 -
East Midlands - 4 £30,375 - 1
South East -6 3 £40,000 +110.52%
Surrey -9 2 £55,000 -
North West -12 2 £37,500 -11.76% 2
West Midlands - 2 £55,500 -
Warwickshire - 2 £55,500 -
Scotland -5 1 £47,500 +21.79%
Milton Keynes - 1 £32,000 -
Redhill - 1 £40,000 -
Reigate - 1 £70,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £32,000 -
Fife - 1 £47,500 -

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 110 (79.71%) Mathematics
2 94 (68.12%) Analytics
3 87 (63.04%) Statistics
4 85 (61.59%) Degree
5 83 (60.14%) Analytical Skills
6 75 (54.35%) SAS
7 64 (46.38%) SQL
8 60 (43.48%) Computer Science
9 48 (34.78%) Finance
10 38 (27.54%) Business Analytics
11 37 (26.81%) Marketing
12 35 (25.36%) Economics
13 32 (23.19%) Data Analysis
14 31 (22.46%) SPSS
15 26 (18.84%) Customer Insight
16 24 (17.39%) Data Mining
16 24 (17.39%) Project Management
17 22 (15.94%) MS Excel
17 22 (15.94%) Statistical Modelling
18 19 (13.77%) Hadoop
18 19 (13.77%) Statistical Analysis
19 18 (13.04%) Direct Marketing
20 17 (12.32%) Retail
21 16 (11.59%) VBA
21 16 (11.59%) Microsoft
21 16 (11.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
21 16 (11.59%) Marketing Strategy
22 15 (10.87%) MATLAB
22 15 (10.87%) Algorithms
23 14 (10.14%) Process Management

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 75 (54.35%) SAS
2 7 (5.07%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.72%) Lync
3 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 31 (22.46%) SPSS
2 22 (15.94%) MS Excel
3 13 (9.42%) MS Office
4 8 (5.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (4.35%) PowerPivot
6 4 (2.90%) MS Project
7 3 (2.17%) FrameMaker
8 2 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.72%) FastStats
9 1 (0.72%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.72%) Stata
9 1 (0.72%) Vensim
9 1 (0.72%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.07%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.45%) Broadband
1 2 (1.45%) SNMP
1 2 (1.45%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.45%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (17.39%) Data Mining
2 19 (13.77%) Hadoop
3 12 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 12 (8.70%) Big Data
4 11 (7.97%) OLAP
5 9 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (4.35%) MS Access
7 4 (2.90%) MySQL
7 4 (2.90%) SAS Enterprise Miner
7 4 (2.90%) Spotfire
8 3 (2.17%) Base SAS
8 3 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.45%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.45%) Pentaho
9 2 (1.45%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.45%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.72%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.72%) KDB
Development Applications
1 4 (2.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 48 (34.78%) Finance
2 37 (26.81%) Marketing
3 17 (12.32%) Retail
4 8 (5.80%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.62%) Advertising
6 3 (2.17%) Games
7 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.72%) Banking
7 1 (0.72%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 53 (38.41%) Analyst
2 20 (14.49%) Insight Analyst
3 19 (13.77%) Consultant
3 19 (13.77%) Senior Analyst
4 16 (11.59%) Data Scientist
5 12 (8.70%) Data Analyst
5 12 (8.70%) Senior Insight Analyst
6 11 (7.97%) Graduate
7 10 (7.25%) Business Analyst
8 9 (6.52%) Senior SAS Analyst
8 9 (6.52%) SAS Insight Analyst
8 9 (6.52%) SAS Analyst
9 7 (5.07%) Customer Analyst
9 7 (5.07%) Customer Insight Analyst
9 7 (5.07%) SAS Customer Insight Analyst
9 7 (5.07%) Senior Manager
10 5 (3.62%) Data Analytics Manager
10 5 (3.62%) Data Manager
10 5 (3.62%) IT Consultant
10 5 (3.62%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.17%) J2EE
2 2 (1.45%) STL
2 2 (1.45%) XML
2 2 (1.45%) HTML
2 2 (1.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (0.72%) WebGL
3 1 (0.72%) WPF
3 1 (0.72%) .NET
3 1 (0.72%) OpenGL
3 1 (0.72%) DirectX
3 1 (0.72%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 110 (79.71%) Mathematics
2 87 (63.04%) Statistics
3 83 (60.14%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (43.48%) Computer Science
5 35 (25.36%) Economics
6 15 (10.87%) Algorithms
7 10 (7.25%) Visualisation
8 9 (6.52%) Credit Risk
9 8 (5.80%) Physics
10 7 (5.07%) Data Extraction
10 7 (5.07%) Social Media
10 7 (5.07%) FMCG
11 5 (3.62%) Applied Mathematics
11 5 (3.62%) Social Network
12 4 (2.90%) Management Information System
13 3 (2.17%) Digital Media
14 2 (1.45%) Artificial Intelligence
14 2 (1.45%) Data Integration
15 1 (0.72%) Derivative
15 1 (0.72%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.90%) Linux
2 3 (2.17%) UNIX
3 2 (1.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (68.12%) Analytics
2 38 (27.54%) Business Analytics
3 32 (23.19%) Data Analysis
4 26 (18.84%) Customer Insight
5 24 (17.39%) Project Management
6 22 (15.94%) Statistical Modelling
7 19 (13.77%) Statistical Analysis
8 18 (13.04%) Direct Marketing
9 16 (11.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 16 (11.59%) Marketing Strategy
10 14 (10.14%) Process Management
10 14 (10.14%) Data Analytics
10 14 (10.14%) BPMN
11 13 (9.42%) CHAID
11 13 (9.42%) Coaching
12 11 (7.97%) Predictive Modelling
12 11 (7.97%) Propensity Modelling
12 11 (7.97%) ETL
13 10 (7.25%) Validation
13 10 (7.25%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 64 (46.38%) SQL
2 16 (11.59%) VBA
3 15 (10.87%) MATLAB
4 12 (8.70%) R
5 10 (7.25%) C++
6 9 (6.52%) Java
6 9 (6.52%) Python
7 6 (4.35%) VB
8 4 (2.90%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.90%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.17%) C#
10 2 (1.45%) C
10 2 (1.45%) Perl
10 2 (1.45%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.72%) XAML
Qualifications
1 85 (61.59%) Degree
2 8 (5.80%) PhD
3 4 (2.90%) MBA
4 2 (1.45%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.72%) MCSA
5 1 (0.72%) CCNA
5 1 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.90%) QA
2 3 (2.17%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.17%) Solvency II
3 2 (1.45%) CRD IV
System Software
1 1 (0.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.45%) Netcool
1 2 (1.45%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 2 (1.45%) Tivoli
1 2 (1.45%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (0.72%) Nagios
Vendors
1 16 (11.59%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.97%) Oracle
3 4 (2.90%) Tableau
4 3 (2.17%) SAP
4 3 (2.17%) Business Objects
4 3 (2.17%) Teradata
5 2 (1.45%) IBM
5 2 (1.45%) Informatica
5 2 (1.45%) JDA
5 2 (1.45%) Compuware
5 2 (1.45%) Splunk
5 2 (1.45%) RedPrairie
5 2 (1.45%) Jaspersoft
6 1 (0.72%) Facebook
6 1 (0.72%) Norkom
6 1 (0.72%) Alterian
6 1 (0.72%) Omniture
6 1 (0.72%) Google
6 1 (0.72%) Autodesk
6 1 (0.72%) SolidWorks
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