The table below looks at the statistics for Operations Research skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Operations Research over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 214 - 190
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Operations Research 1 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.020% - 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.025% - 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 3
Average salary £33,500 - £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £50,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%
Operations Research
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4064 3360 3590
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.35% 80.02% 76.08%
Number of salaries quoted 3409 2663 3032
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,867
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,550 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Operations Research
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Operations Research across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Operations Research Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Operations Research
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Operations Research across the West Midlands region.

Operations Research Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Operations Research
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 7 (100.00%) Retail
1 7 (100.00%) Degree
2 4 (57.14%) WFM
2 4 (57.14%) RedPrairie
2 4 (57.14%) PRINCE2
2 4 (57.14%) JDA
2 4 (57.14%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (14.29%) Statistics
4 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Marketing
4 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
4 1 (14.29%) Economics
4 1 (14.29%) Analytics
4 1 (14.29%) MS Access
4 1 (14.29%) SAS
4 1 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) Finance

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 1 (14.29%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (14.29%) MS Access
General
1 7 (100.00%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Management Consultant
1 4 (57.14%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) DBA
2 2 (28.57%) SQL DBA
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Risk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Statistics
2 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
2 1 (14.29%) Economics
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) WFM
1 4 (57.14%) PRINCE2
1 4 (57.14%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) RedPrairie
1 4 (57.14%) JDA
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle