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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 828 808 810
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +2
Permanent jobs citing Operations Research 71 65 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.061% 0.068%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.076% 0.077% 0.087%
Number of salaries quoted 55 40 67
Average salary £50,000 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.57% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,400 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £105,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £42,500 £38,870
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +9.33%

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
93904 84659 90979
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.68% 79.59% 77.87%
Number of salaries quoted 74903 69182 77129
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -29 70 £50,000 +33.33% 7
London +10 48 £50,000 +33.33% 4
City of London +13 18 £42,500 -46.87% 1
East of England -4 12 £50,000 - 1
Hertfordshire -9 12 £50,000 - 1
Cheshunt - 12 £50,000 -
South East -31 7 £37,250 +96.05% 1
Surrey -8 4 £70,000 - 1
North West -19 2 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Reigate - 2 £70,000 -
Berkshire - 2 £24,250 -
Reading - 2 £24,250 -
Scotland -18 1 £42,000 +7.69% 1
Edinburgh - 1 £42,000 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £20,750 -
Redhill - 1 £40,000 - 1
Maidstone - 1 £34,500 -
Nottingham - 1 £20,750 -
Kent - 1 £34,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £20,750 -

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 118 (84.29%) Mathematics
2 98 (70.00%) Degree
3 96 (68.57%) Analytics
4 91 (65.00%) Statistics
5 83 (59.29%) SAS
6 69 (49.29%) SQL
7 54 (38.57%) Computer Science
8 50 (35.71%) Finance
9 44 (31.43%) Economics
10 43 (30.71%) Marketing
11 40 (28.57%) SPSS
12 37 (26.43%) Business Analytics
13 35 (25.00%) Data Analysis
14 31 (22.14%) Customer Insight
15 30 (21.43%) Data Mining
16 27 (19.29%) Statistical Modelling
17 22 (15.71%) CHAID
18 21 (15.00%) MS Excel
18 21 (15.00%) Hadoop
18 21 (15.00%) Direct Marketing
19 20 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 20 (14.29%) Marketing Strategy
19 20 (14.29%) Retail
20 17 (12.14%) Statistical Analysis
20 17 (12.14%) MATLAB
21 16 (11.43%) Microsoft
21 16 (11.43%) Project Management
21 16 (11.43%) Predictive Modelling
22 15 (10.71%) Logistic Regression
22 15 (10.71%) Propensity Modelling

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 83 (59.29%) SAS
2 7 (5.00%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.71%) Lync
Applications
1 40 (28.57%) SPSS
2 21 (15.00%) MS Excel
3 13 (9.29%) MS Office
3 13 (9.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.86%) Vensim
4 4 (2.86%) MS Project
5 3 (2.14%) FrameMaker
5 3 (2.14%) FastStats
6 2 (1.43%) PowerPivot
6 2 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.43%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.71%) Stata
7 1 (0.71%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.71%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) SAP InfiniteInsight
1 1 (0.71%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.71%) Broadband
1 1 (0.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (21.43%) Data Mining
2 21 (15.00%) Hadoop
3 14 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (7.86%) OLAP
4 11 (7.86%) Big Data
5 8 (5.71%) SQL Server
6 5 (3.57%) Base SAS
7 4 (2.86%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.14%) SAS Enterprise Miner
8 3 (2.14%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.43%) Pentaho
9 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.71%) QlikView
10 1 (0.71%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 1 (0.71%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.71%) MS Access
10 1 (0.71%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
General
1 50 (35.71%) Finance
2 43 (30.71%) Marketing
3 20 (14.29%) Retail
4 8 (5.71%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.57%) Advertising
6 3 (2.14%) Games
7 1 (0.71%) Banking
7 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.71%) Front Office
7 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 64 (45.71%) Analyst
2 27 (19.29%) Insight Analyst
3 24 (17.14%) Senior Analyst
4 21 (15.00%) Consultant
5 18 (12.86%) Data Scientist
6 16 (11.43%) Senior Insight Analyst
7 11 (7.86%) SAS Insight Analyst
7 11 (7.86%) Data Analyst
7 11 (7.86%) SAS Analyst
7 11 (7.86%) Senior SAS Analyst
8 10 (7.14%) Graduate
8 10 (7.14%) Business Analyst
8 10 (7.14%) Customer Analyst
9 9 (6.43%) Customer Insight Analyst
9 9 (6.43%) SAS Customer Insight Analyst
10 5 (3.57%) Data Analytics Manager
10 5 (3.57%) IT Consultant
10 5 (3.57%) Senior Manager
10 5 (3.57%) Data Manager
11 3 (2.14%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.14%) J2EE
2 1 (0.71%) STL
2 1 (0.71%) OpenGL
2 1 (0.71%) DirectX
2 1 (0.71%) WinForms
2 1 (0.71%) WPF
2 1 (0.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (0.71%) WebGL
2 1 (0.71%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 118 (84.29%) Mathematics
2 91 (65.00%) Statistics
3 54 (38.57%) Computer Science
4 44 (31.43%) Economics
5 10 (7.14%) Credit Risk
6 9 (6.43%) Visualisation
7 8 (5.71%) Data Extraction
8 7 (5.00%) Physics
8 7 (5.00%) FMCG
9 6 (4.29%) Social Media
9 6 (4.29%) Social Network
10 5 (3.57%) Applied Mathematics
11 4 (2.86%) Management Information System
12 3 (2.14%) GIS
12 3 (2.14%) Digital Media
13 2 (1.43%) Artificial Intelligence
13 2 (1.43%) Data Integration
14 1 (0.71%) Psychology
14 1 (0.71%) Derivative
14 1 (0.71%) Fixed Income
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (68.57%) Analytics
2 37 (26.43%) Business Analytics
3 35 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 31 (22.14%) Customer Insight
5 27 (19.29%) Statistical Modelling
6 22 (15.71%) CHAID
7 21 (15.00%) Direct Marketing
8 20 (14.29%) Marketing Strategy
8 20 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 17 (12.14%) Statistical Analysis
10 16 (11.43%) Project Management
10 16 (11.43%) Predictive Modelling
11 15 (10.71%) Logistic Regression
11 15 (10.71%) Propensity Modelling
12 12 (8.57%) Data Analytics
13 11 (7.86%) Customer Segmentation
14 10 (7.14%) Customer Analytics
14 10 (7.14%) BPMN
14 10 (7.14%) Business Development
14 10 (7.14%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (49.29%) SQL
2 17 (12.14%) MATLAB
3 15 (10.71%) Python
4 12 (8.57%) C++
4 12 (8.57%) R
5 11 (7.86%) VBA
5 11 (7.86%) Java
6 4 (2.86%) C#
7 3 (2.14%) C
8 1 (0.71%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.71%) PowerHouse
8 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.71%) XAML
8 1 (0.71%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 98 (70.00%) Degree
2 9 (6.43%) PhD
3 5 (3.57%) MBA
4 2 (1.43%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.71%) MCSA
5 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.86%) QA
2 3 (2.14%) Solvency II
2 3 (2.14%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.43%) CRD IV
System Software
1 1 (0.71%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.29%) Oracle
3 3 (2.14%) Business Objects
3 3 (2.14%) SAP
3 3 (2.14%) SIMUL8
3 3 (2.14%) Alterian
4 2 (1.43%) Minitab
4 2 (1.43%) Jaspersoft
5 1 (0.71%) Omniture
5 1 (0.71%) Google
5 1 (0.71%) Tableau
5 1 (0.71%) Facebook
5 1 (0.71%) Teradata
5 1 (0.71%) Informatica
5 1 (0.71%) Autodesk
5 1 (0.71%) SolidWorks
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