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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 791 799 809
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +10
Permanent jobs citing Operations Research 67 68 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.065% 0.057%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.078% 0.079% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 49 51 34
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,300 £37,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £62,500 £83,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +5.26%

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
85706 85883 83957
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.85% 82.34% 80.02%
Number of salaries quoted 69758 68377 69647
Average salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 March 2015 within the UK.

Operations Research Salary Histogram in the UK

Operations Research
Top 29 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 March 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
(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 +12 65 £50,000 - 12
London +3 28 £55,000 +10.00% 6
South East -18 15 £55,000 +10.00% 3
East Midlands - 9 £20,750 -
Nottingham - 9 £20,750 -
Nottinghamshire - 9 £20,750 -
North West -5 8 £37,500 - 2
Surrey -16 6 £55,000 +10.00% 1
City of London -2 5 £50,000 +21.21% 4
Cheshire - 5 £37,500 - 1
Hampshire - 3 £67,500 - 1
Bracknell - 3 - - 1
Southampton - 3 £67,500 - 1
Staines - 3 - -
Berkshire - 3 - - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £37,500 -
Leeds - 2 £38,750 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £42,500 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £38,750 -
Scotland +11 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 £42,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £33,500 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £37,500 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Peterborough - 1 £42,500 -
Sale - 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £42,500 -
Edinburgh - 1 - - 1
Manchester - 1 - - 1

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 95 (79.83%) Mathematics
2 88 (73.95%) Analytics
2 88 (73.95%) Statistics
3 81 (68.07%) Degree
4 74 (62.18%) SQL
5 70 (58.82%) Analytical Skills
6 67 (56.30%) SAS
7 41 (34.45%) Finance
8 37 (31.09%) Marketing
8 37 (31.09%) SPSS
9 35 (29.41%) Visualisation
10 34 (28.57%) Computer Science
11 31 (26.05%) Data Mining
12 30 (25.21%) Economics
13 27 (22.69%) R
14 26 (21.85%) Python
15 25 (21.01%) VBA
15 25 (21.01%) Big Data
15 25 (21.01%) Statistical Modelling
16 24 (20.17%) Project Management
17 23 (19.33%) MS Excel
18 22 (18.49%) Data Analysis
19 21 (17.65%) SQL Server
20 19 (15.97%) Oracle
21 18 (15.13%) Retail
21 18 (15.13%) Tableau
22 17 (14.29%) Predictive Modelling
22 17 (14.29%) PhD
23 15 (12.61%) Business Intelligence
23 15 (12.61%) Data Management

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 67 (56.30%) SAS
2 2 (1.68%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 37 (31.09%) SPSS
2 23 (19.33%) MS Excel
3 9 (7.56%) MS Office
4 8 (6.72%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.84%) EViews
Business Applications
1 3 (2.52%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.04%) Broadband
2 2 (1.68%) SNMP
2 2 (1.68%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.68%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (26.05%) Data Mining
2 25 (21.01%) Big Data
3 21 (17.65%) SQL Server
4 10 (8.40%) MS Access
4 10 (8.40%) Relational Database
5 9 (7.56%) Spotfire
5 9 (7.56%) Hadoop
6 8 (6.72%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (6.72%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (6.72%) MySQL
7 6 (5.04%) DB2
8 5 (4.20%) Base SAS
9 4 (3.36%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 4 (3.36%) QlikView
10 3 (2.52%) Apache Hive
11 2 (1.68%) NoSQL
11 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.84%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 1 (0.84%) Oracle BI EE
12 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (8.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (34.45%) Finance
2 37 (31.09%) Marketing
3 18 (15.13%) Retail
4 7 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.88%) Manufacturing
5 5 (4.20%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.52%) Games
7 1 (0.84%) Banking
7 1 (0.84%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.84%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.84%) French Language
Job Titles
1 42 (35.29%) Analyst
2 19 (15.97%) Data Analyst
3 16 (13.45%) Insight Analyst
4 14 (11.76%) Consultant
5 13 (10.92%) Senior Analyst
6 12 (10.08%) Data Scientist
7 7 (5.88%) Graduate
8 6 (5.04%) Architect
8 6 (5.04%) Senior Manager
8 6 (5.04%) Integration Consultant
8 6 (5.04%) Data Consultant
8 6 (5.04%) Data Integration Consultant
8 6 (5.04%) Senior Insight Analyst
8 6 (5.04%) Data Analytics Consultant
9 5 (4.20%) Enterprise Data Architect
9 5 (4.20%) Planning Manager
9 5 (4.20%) Enterprise Architect
9 5 (4.20%) Data Architect
10 4 (3.36%) Business Analyst
10 4 (3.36%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.68%) HTML
1 2 (1.68%) XML
1 2 (1.68%) D3.js
2 1 (0.84%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (0.84%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 95 (79.83%) Mathematics
2 88 (73.95%) Statistics
3 70 (58.82%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (29.41%) Visualisation
5 34 (28.57%) Computer Science
6 30 (25.21%) Economics
7 12 (10.08%) Open Source
8 10 (8.40%) Algorithms
9 9 (7.56%) Data Integration
9 9 (7.56%) Applied Mathematics
10 6 (5.04%) Social Media
11 5 (4.20%) FMCG
11 5 (4.20%) Neural Network
11 5 (4.20%) Credit Risk
11 5 (4.20%) Data Extraction
11 5 (4.20%) Physics
12 2 (1.68%) Clustering
12 2 (1.68%) Data Structures
13 1 (0.84%) Equities
13 1 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.04%) UNIX
2 4 (3.36%) Linux
3 2 (1.68%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (73.95%) Analytics
2 25 (21.01%) Statistical Modelling
3 24 (20.17%) Project Management
4 22 (18.49%) Data Analysis
5 17 (14.29%) Predictive Modelling
6 15 (12.61%) Data Management
6 15 (12.61%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (10.08%) Statistical Analysis
8 11 (9.24%) Direct Marketing
9 10 (8.40%) Web Analytics
9 10 (8.40%) Customer Insight
9 10 (8.40%) Business Transformation
10 9 (7.56%) Marketing Analytics
10 9 (7.56%) Data Analytics
10 9 (7.56%) MapReduce
10 9 (7.56%) Data Governance
10 9 (7.56%) Logistic Regression
10 9 (7.56%) Econometrics
10 9 (7.56%) Data Modelling
11 8 (6.72%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (62.18%) SQL
2 27 (22.69%) R
3 26 (21.85%) Python
4 25 (21.01%) VBA
5 12 (10.08%) MATLAB
6 10 (8.40%) VB
7 8 (6.72%) PL/SQL
7 8 (6.72%) T-SQL
7 8 (6.72%) C++
8 6 (5.04%) Java
8 6 (5.04%) C
9 3 (2.52%) SAS Macro
10 2 (1.68%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.68%) Perl
11 1 (0.84%) C#
11 1 (0.84%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 81 (68.07%) Degree
2 17 (14.29%) PhD
3 6 (5.04%) MBA
4 5 (4.20%) VCP4
5 3 (2.52%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.84%) CCNA
6 1 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.88%) QA
2 6 (5.04%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.84%) Basel II
Systems Management
1 2 (1.68%) Tivoli
1 2 (1.68%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 2 (1.68%) Netcool
1 2 (1.68%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 1 (0.84%) Nagios
Vendors
1 19 (15.97%) Oracle
2 18 (15.13%) Tableau
3 14 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 10 (8.40%) Teradata
5 8 (6.72%) IBM
6 7 (5.88%) Informatica
7 6 (5.04%) SAP
7 6 (5.04%) Trillium
7 6 (5.04%) Ab Initio
7 6 (5.04%) Netezza
8 5 (4.20%) MicroStrategy
9 4 (3.36%) RedPrairie
9 4 (3.36%) Business Objects
9 4 (3.36%) JDA
10 2 (1.68%) Compuware
10 2 (1.68%) Splunk
10 2 (1.68%) Aprimo
10 2 (1.68%) Minitab
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