The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Operations Research skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Operations Research over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Operations Research (or Operational Research)
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 218 256 312
Rank change year-on-year +38 +56  
Permanent jobs citing Operations Research 1 14 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.020% 0.20% 0.096%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.022% 0.22% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1 11 8
Median salary £65,000 £42,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +52.94% -26.08%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £33,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +34.32% -16.25%  

Operations Research is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4578 6408 9139
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 90.53% 90.32% 87.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4181 5706 7702
Median salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% +4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £42,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Operations Research
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Operations Research as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Operations Research in the City of London

Operations Research
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Operations Research in the City of London.

Salary trend for Operations Research in the City of London

Operations Research
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Operations Research.

1 4 (100.00%) Statistics
1 4 (100.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (75.00%) Analytics
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) Mathematics
2 3 (75.00%) Economics
2 3 (75.00%) Credit Risk
2 3 (75.00%) SAS
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Big Data
3 2 (50.00%) Customer Insight
3 2 (50.00%) Web Analytics
3 2 (50.00%) Information Management
3 2 (50.00%) Marketing
4 1 (25.00%) Risk Analytics
4 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (25.00%) Apache Hive
4 1 (25.00%) R
4 1 (25.00%) Machine Learning
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) SAP
4 1 (25.00%) Unix
4 1 (25.00%) PhD
4 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (25.00%) SPSS
4 1 (25.00%) Tivoli
4 1 (25.00%) Advertising
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management

Operations Research
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 3 (75.00%) SAS
2 1 (25.00%) Apache Pig
2 1 (25.00%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SPSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Big Data
2 1 (25.00%) Apache Hive
2 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (25.00%) Impala
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) Advertising
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) SAS Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Data Scientist
2 1 (25.00%) Machine Learning Scientist
2 1 (25.00%) SAS Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) SAS Data Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Strategy Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (75.00%) Credit Risk
3 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Statistics
2 3 (75.00%) Analytics
2 3 (75.00%) Economics
2 3 (75.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (50.00%) Customer Insight
3 2 (50.00%) Information Management
3 2 (50.00%) Web Analytics
4 1 (25.00%) Machine Learning
4 1 (25.00%) Risk Analytics
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) IAS 39
1 1 (25.00%) IFRS
1 1 (25.00%) IFRS 9
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) SAP
1 1 (25.00%) Teradata