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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 806 845 790
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -55
Permanent jobs citing Operations Research 89 81 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.069% 0.086%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.096% 0.083% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 28 58 53
Average salary £45,000 £42,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.50% +12.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £26,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,750 £67,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -1.17%

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
92395 97415 87605
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.57% 82.72% 80.79%
Number of salaries quoted 75495 78826 72238
Average salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.09% +6.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £71,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 6 July 2015 within the UK.

Operations Research Salary Histogram in the UK

Operations Research
Top 27 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 6 July 2015. 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 +9 67 £48,750 +11.42% 10
London +13 51 £50,000 +11.11% 7
County Antrim - 17 - -
Belfast - 17 - -
Northern Ireland - 17 - -
South East +5 6 £45,000 +34.32% 1
Scotland +12 5 £31,500 -25.00%
North West -1 5 £110,000 +193.33%
City of London +22 4 £40,000 - 2
Hampshire - 4 - -
Solihull - 3 £39,000 - 1
Dunfermline - 3 £31,500 -
Fife - 3 £31,500 -
West Midlands - 3 £39,000 - 1
East of England +1 2 £45,000 -10.00%
Southport - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £45,000 -
Cheshire - 2 £110,000 -
Merseyside - 2 - -
Surrey +12 1 £47,500 -32.14% 1
Edinburgh +10 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £34,780 -
Guildford - 1 £47,500 - 1
Cambridge - 1 £45,000 -
Manchester - 1 £110,000 -
Peterborough - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £42,500 -

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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.

1 132 (79.52%) Analytics
2 122 (73.49%) Degree
3 106 (63.86%) SAS
4 102 (61.45%) Statistics
5 98 (59.04%) SQL
6 96 (57.83%) Analytical Skills
7 93 (56.02%) Mathematics
8 58 (34.94%) Finance
9 57 (34.34%) R
10 56 (33.73%) Marketing
11 55 (33.13%) Data Analysis
12 54 (32.53%) Data Mining
13 53 (31.93%) SPSS
14 52 (31.33%) Python
14 52 (31.33%) Visualisation
15 51 (30.72%) Business Intelligence
16 49 (29.52%) Economics
17 44 (26.51%) Microsoft
18 43 (25.90%) Computer Science
19 40 (24.10%) Statistical Analysis
20 37 (22.29%) Tableau
21 33 (19.88%) SQL Server
22 30 (18.07%) Retail
23 28 (16.87%) SAP
23 28 (16.87%) VBA
23 28 (16.87%) Algorithms
24 27 (16.27%) Java
24 27 (16.27%) Project Management
24 27 (16.27%) Data Management
25 26 (15.66%) Business Objects

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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
1 106 (63.86%) SAS
2 4 (2.41%) Apache Pig
2 4 (2.41%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 53 (31.93%) SPSS
2 21 (12.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 20 (12.05%) MS Excel
4 15 (9.04%) MS Office
5 3 (1.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (5.42%) SAP InfiniteInsight
2 2 (1.20%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.60%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.01%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.20%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.20%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (32.53%) Data Mining
2 33 (19.88%) SQL Server
3 25 (15.06%) Big Data
4 24 (14.46%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (12.65%) Relational Database
6 20 (12.05%) QlikView
7 16 (9.64%) DB2
8 15 (9.04%) Hadoop
9 11 (6.63%) Base SAS
10 9 (5.42%) SAS Enterprise Miner
11 7 (4.22%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (2.41%) NoSQL
12 4 (2.41%) HBase
13 3 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (1.81%) Apache Hive
13 3 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 1 (0.60%) Spotfire
15 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 1 (0.60%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 18 (10.84%) Toad
2 2 (1.20%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.60%) Maven
3 1 (0.60%) Selenium
General
1 58 (34.94%) Finance
2 56 (33.73%) Marketing
3 30 (18.07%) Retail
4 19 (11.45%) Multimedia
5 18 (10.84%) Publishing
6 12 (7.23%) Telecoms
7 10 (6.02%) Games
8 9 (5.42%) Banking
9 8 (4.82%) Manufacturing
10 5 (3.01%) Advertising
10 5 (3.01%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (2.41%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.60%) Local Government
12 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (39.76%) Analyst
2 44 (26.51%) Consultant
3 26 (15.66%) Data Scientist
4 24 (14.46%) Data Analytics Consultant
4 24 (14.46%) Data Consultant
5 19 (11.45%) Data Analyst
6 18 (10.84%) Research Analyst
7 16 (9.64%) Integration Consultant
7 16 (9.64%) Data Integration Consultant
8 12 (7.23%) Insight Analyst
8 12 (7.23%) Senior Analyst
9 10 (6.02%) Operations Analyst
10 9 (5.42%) Graduate
11 6 (3.61%) Data Insight Analyst
12 5 (3.01%) Business Data Analyst
12 5 (3.01%) Planning Manager
12 5 (3.01%) Business Analyst
12 5 (3.01%) Management Consultant
12 5 (3.01%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 3 (1.81%) Credit Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.82%) HTML
2 7 (4.22%) .NET
2 7 (4.22%) CSS
3 4 (2.41%) D3.js
4 2 (1.20%) BREW
5 1 (0.60%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 102 (61.45%) Statistics
2 96 (57.83%) Analytical Skills
3 93 (56.02%) Mathematics
4 52 (31.33%) Visualisation
5 49 (29.52%) Economics
6 43 (25.90%) Computer Science
7 28 (16.87%) Algorithms
8 21 (12.65%) Physics
9 20 (12.05%) Data Extraction
10 19 (11.45%) Data Integration
11 18 (10.84%) Data Protection Act
11 18 (10.84%) Freedom of Information Act
11 18 (10.84%) Freedom of Information
12 14 (8.43%) Management Information System
12 14 (8.43%) Social Media
13 12 (7.23%) Neural Network
14 9 (5.42%) Credit Risk
15 8 (4.82%) Psychology
16 6 (3.61%) Applied Mathematics
17 5 (3.01%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.20%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (79.52%) Analytics
2 55 (33.13%) Data Analysis
3 51 (30.72%) Business Intelligence
4 40 (24.10%) Statistical Analysis
5 27 (16.27%) Project Management
5 27 (16.27%) Data Management
6 24 (14.46%) Statistical Modelling
7 19 (11.45%) Econometrics
7 19 (11.45%) Data Protection
8 18 (10.84%) Data Governance
8 18 (10.84%) Information Management
9 17 (10.24%) Predictive Modelling
10 16 (9.64%) Open Source
10 16 (9.64%) Data Migration
10 16 (9.64%) Migration
10 16 (9.64%) Quality Management
10 16 (9.64%) Master Data Management
11 15 (9.04%) Business Analytics
11 15 (9.04%) Customer Analytics
12 14 (8.43%) Demand Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 98 (59.04%) SQL
2 57 (34.34%) R
3 52 (31.33%) Python
4 28 (16.87%) VBA
5 27 (16.27%) Java
6 21 (12.65%) MATLAB
7 18 (10.84%) C++
8 7 (4.22%) C#
9 6 (3.61%) C
10 3 (1.81%) SAS Macro
11 1 (0.60%) Perl
Qualifications
1 122 (73.49%) Degree
2 19 (11.45%) PhD
3 16 (9.64%) MBA
4 8 (4.82%) CIMA
5 7 (4.22%) Postgraduate
6 2 (1.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.64%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (26.51%) Microsoft
2 37 (22.29%) Tableau
3 28 (16.87%) SAP
4 26 (15.66%) Business Objects
5 25 (15.06%) Oracle
6 20 (12.05%) IBM
7 17 (10.24%) Informatica
7 17 (10.24%) Ab Initio
7 17 (10.24%) Teradata
7 17 (10.24%) Netezza
8 16 (9.64%) Trillium
9 13 (7.83%) MicroStrategy
10 5 (3.01%) Google
11 2 (1.20%) Omniture
12 1 (0.60%) Minitab
12 1 (0.60%) Cognizant
12 1 (0.60%) Cognos
12 1 (0.60%) Alteryx
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