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

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 851 889 916
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +27
Permanent jobs citing Operations Research 81 89 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.080% 0.061%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.094% 0.092% 0.072%
Number of salaries quoted 71 30 53
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £31,500 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £90,500 £110,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £26,500 £40,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-34.96% +8.66%

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
86175 96499 101637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.87% 86.85% 85.48%
Number of salaries quoted 72066 78843 82351
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 £31,500
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 29 June 2016 within the UK.

Operations Research Salary Histogram in the UK

Operations Research
Top 30 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 29 June 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
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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 +59 79 £55,000 +10.00% 4
London +22 53 £66,000 +32.00% 1
City of London +62 9 £40,000 -15.78% 1
South East +35 7 £40,000 -5.88% 1
West Midlands -18 6 £26,500 -32.05%
Scotland +10 5 £26,500 -15.87%
Yorkshire - 5 £26,000 - 1
West Yorkshire - 5 £26,000 - 1
Edinburgh - 5 £26,500 -
Birmingham - 5 £26,500 -
Leeds - 5 £26,000 - 1
North West +30 4 £26,500 -75.90%
Manchester 0 4 £26,500 -75.90%
Glasgow -2 4 £26,500 -23.80%
Hampshire 0 3 £56,000 - 1
Reading - 3 £25,000 -
Berkshire - 3 £25,000 -
South West - 2 £47,500 - 1
Osterley - 2 £55,000 -
County Antrim -8 1 £25,000 -
Northern Ireland -8 1 £25,000 -
Belfast -9 1 £25,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £40,000 -
North East - 1 £40,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £37,500 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £45,000 -
Somerset - 1 £57,500 -
Wembley - 1 £40,000 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 £45,000 -

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 131 (71.20%) Degree
2 129 (70.11%) Mathematics
3 122 (66.30%) Statistics
4 116 (63.04%) Analytics
5 110 (59.78%) SQL
6 98 (53.26%) Finance
7 91 (49.46%) Analytical Skills
8 70 (38.04%) Computer Science
9 67 (36.41%) Retail
10 63 (34.24%) SAS
11 59 (32.07%) Big Data
12 58 (31.52%) Python
13 51 (27.72%) Economics
13 51 (27.72%) R
14 49 (26.63%) Marketing
15 48 (26.09%) Data Mining
15 48 (26.09%) Machine Learning
16 46 (25.00%) Predictive Modelling
17 44 (23.91%) Data Analysis
18 43 (23.37%) PhD
19 41 (22.28%) Business Analysis
20 40 (21.74%) Data Analytics
21 39 (21.20%) Visualisation
22 38 (20.65%) Statistical Analysis
23 34 (18.48%) Banking
24 33 (17.93%) Business Intelligence
24 33 (17.93%) Hadoop
25 31 (16.85%) Project Management
26 30 (16.30%) Statistical Modelling
27 29 (15.76%) Data Visualisation

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 63 (34.24%) SAS
2 27 (14.67%) Apache Spark
3 15 (8.15%) Apache
4 14 (7.61%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.54%) JBoss
5 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.54%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (11.96%) SPSS
2 19 (10.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 18 (9.78%) MS Excel
4 6 (3.26%) S-PLUS
5 3 (1.63%) EViews
5 3 (1.63%) MS Office
6 1 (0.54%) Mathematica
6 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.61%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (7.61%) Amazon EC2
1 14 (7.61%) Amazon EMR
1 14 (7.61%) Amazon S3
2 8 (4.35%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.26%) WebEx
2 4 (2.17%) Firewall
2 4 (2.17%) LAN
2 4 (2.17%) SSL
2 4 (2.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (32.07%) Big Data
2 48 (26.09%) Data Mining
3 33 (17.93%) Hadoop
4 21 (11.41%) Apache Hive
5 16 (8.70%) MongoDB
6 15 (8.15%) Impala
7 14 (7.61%) Mahout
7 14 (7.61%) Neo4j
7 14 (7.61%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (6.52%) SQL Server
9 11 (5.98%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (5.43%) Relational Database
11 8 (4.35%) GIS
11 8 (4.35%) QlikView
12 7 (3.80%) MySQL
13 6 (3.26%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 3 (1.63%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 14 (7.61%) Git (software)
1 14 (7.61%) Jenkins
1 14 (7.61%) Vagrant
1 14 (7.61%) Yeoman
2 4 (2.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.54%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.54%) Mercurial
General
1 98 (53.26%) Finance
2 67 (36.41%) Retail
3 49 (26.63%) Marketing
4 34 (18.48%) Banking
5 23 (12.50%) Local Government
6 20 (10.87%) Manufacturing
6 20 (10.87%) Telecoms
7 16 (8.70%) Spanish Language
8 15 (8.15%) German Language
9 14 (7.61%) French Language
10 8 (4.35%) Publishing
11 7 (3.80%) Advertising
12 6 (3.26%) Automotive
12 6 (3.26%) Games
12 6 (3.26%) Italian Language
12 6 (3.26%) Mandarin Language
13 4 (2.17%) Retail Banking
14 2 (1.09%) Front Office
14 2 (1.09%) Investment Banking
14 2 (1.09%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 77 (41.85%) Analyst
2 50 (27.17%) Data Scientist
3 39 (21.20%) Consultant
4 32 (17.39%) Data Analyst
5 25 (13.59%) Graduate
6 20 (10.87%) Analytics Consultant
7 18 (9.78%) Graduate Analyst
8 17 (9.24%) Data Consultant
9 16 (8.70%) Senior Data Scientist
10 15 (8.15%) Junior
10 15 (8.15%) Senior Analyst
11 14 (7.61%) Data Analytics Consultant
12 11 (5.98%) Business Analyst
12 11 (5.98%) Junior Analyst
12 11 (5.98%) Senior Manager
13 10 (5.43%) Analytics Manager
13 10 (5.43%) Business Data Analyst
13 10 (5.43%) SQL Analyst
13 10 (5.43%) SQL Data Analyst
14 9 (4.89%) Graduate Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (13.59%) Natural Language Processing
2 18 (9.78%) D3.js
2 18 (9.78%) scikit-learn
3 17 (9.24%) Pandas
3 17 (9.24%) SciPy
4 14 (7.61%) Cascalog
5 10 (5.43%) HTML
5 10 (5.43%) HTML5
6 7 (3.80%) .NET
7 6 (3.26%) .NET Framework
8 4 (2.17%) Ajax
8 4 (2.17%) CSS
8 4 (2.17%) CSS3
8 4 (2.17%) GeoJSON
8 4 (2.17%) JSON
8 4 (2.17%) RESTful
9 3 (1.63%) NumPy
9 3 (1.63%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 129 (70.11%) Mathematics
2 122 (66.30%) Statistics
3 91 (49.46%) Analytical Skills
4 70 (38.04%) Computer Science
5 51 (27.72%) Economics
6 39 (21.20%) Visualisation
7 28 (15.22%) Physics
8 27 (14.67%) Algorithms
9 17 (9.24%) Management Information System
10 15 (8.15%) Chemistry
11 12 (6.52%) Psychology
12 10 (5.43%) Applied Mathematics
13 9 (4.89%) Credit Risk
13 9 (4.89%) Neural Network
14 6 (3.26%) Data Extraction
15 4 (2.17%) Cyberthreat
15 4 (2.17%) Fintech
15 4 (2.17%) User Experience
16 2 (1.09%) Online Games
17 1 (0.54%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (63.04%) Analytics
2 48 (26.09%) Machine Learning
3 46 (25.00%) Predictive Modelling
4 44 (23.91%) Data Analysis
5 41 (22.28%) Business Analysis
6 40 (21.74%) Data Analytics
7 38 (20.65%) Statistical Analysis
8 33 (17.93%) Business Intelligence
9 31 (16.85%) Project Management
10 30 (16.30%) Statistical Modelling
11 29 (15.76%) Data Visualisation
12 20 (10.87%) Open Source
13 17 (9.24%) Bioinformatics
13 17 (9.24%) User Stories
14 15 (8.15%) Time Series Analysis
15 14 (7.61%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (7.61%) Data Munging
15 14 (7.61%) Predictive Analytics
15 14 (7.61%) Unit Testing
16 13 (7.07%) Quantitative Analysis
Programming Languages
1 110 (59.78%) SQL
2 58 (31.52%) Python
3 51 (27.72%) R
4 23 (12.50%) VBA
5 22 (11.96%) Java
6 20 (10.87%) MATLAB
7 16 (8.70%) C++
8 14 (7.61%) Bash Shell
8 14 (7.61%) Clojure
9 12 (6.52%) C
10 10 (5.43%) JavaScript
11 7 (3.80%) C#
11 7 (3.80%) Scala
12 5 (2.72%) Perl
12 5 (2.72%) VB
13 4 (2.17%) Julia
13 4 (2.17%) Ruby
13 4 (2.17%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.63%) Cython
15 2 (1.09%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 131 (71.20%) Degree
2 43 (23.37%) PhD
3 7 (3.80%) Postgraduate
4 4 (2.17%) CREST Certified
4 4 (2.17%) GIAC
4 4 (2.17%) GPEN
4 4 (2.17%) GXPN
5 2 (1.09%) MBA
6 1 (0.54%) CIMA
6 1 (0.54%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.54%) MCSE
6 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.72%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.09%) Basel II
3 1 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (7.61%) Virtual Machines
1 14 (7.61%) VirtualBox
2 2 (1.09%) Docker
3 1 (0.54%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.54%) HDFS
Vendors
1 17 (9.24%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.61%) Oracle
3 12 (6.52%) Tableau
4 8 (4.35%) Google
5 7 (3.80%) MicroStrategy
6 6 (3.26%) Actian
6 6 (3.26%) RapidMiner
7 5 (2.72%) IBM
8 4 (2.17%) Cloudera
9 3 (1.63%) Mapinfo
9 3 (1.63%) Netezza
10 2 (1.09%) Greenplum
10 2 (1.09%) Hortonworks
11 1 (0.54%) Facebook
11 1 (0.54%) Perforce
11 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.54%) Twitter
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