The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England 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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
UK / England
Rank 757 826 865
Rank change year-on-year +69 +39  
Permanent jobs citing Operations Research 66 96 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.083% 0.099% 0.074%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.093% 0.11% 0.085%
Number of salaries quoted 50 83 53
Median salary £48,750 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% -4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,750 £33,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £97,000 £85,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 71064 85494 86016
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 89.06% 88.59% 87.00%
Number of salaries quoted 58866 71552 70301
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Operations Research
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

Operations Research
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Operations Research in England

Operations Research
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Research in England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Operations Research in England

Operations Research
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Research within the England region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 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
London +40 40 £59,000 +7.27% 7
South East +68 9 £49,750 +6.98% 1
South West - 9 £45,000 -
West Midlands +21 5 - - 1
North West -16 2 £33,000 +24.52% 1
East of England +19 1 £52,500 +5.00%
Operations Research
UK

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region with a requirement for Operations Research.

1 78 (70.91%) Statistics
2 76 (69.09%) Analytics
3 68 (61.82%) Mathematics
4 56 (50.91%) SQL
5 52 (47.27%) R
6 47 (42.73%) Analytical Skills
6 47 (42.73%) Degree
7 42 (38.18%) PhD
8 41 (37.27%) Python
9 40 (36.36%) Big Data
10 36 (32.73%) Data Analytics
11 34 (30.91%) SAS
11 34 (30.91%) Statistical Analysis
12 32 (29.09%) Finance
13 30 (27.27%) Machine Learning
14 28 (25.45%) Visualisation
15 26 (23.64%) Algorithms
15 26 (23.64%) Computer Science
16 24 (21.82%) Retail
17 21 (19.09%) Java
17 21 (19.09%) Mathematical Modelling
18 20 (18.18%) Predictive Modelling
19 18 (16.36%) Hadoop
19 18 (16.36%) MATLAB
19 18 (16.36%) Economics
20 17 (15.45%) Business Intelligence
20 17 (15.45%) Data Mining
20 17 (15.45%) Data Visualisation
21 15 (13.64%) VBA
21 15 (13.64%) Logistics

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 34 (30.91%) SAS
2 8 (7.27%) Apache Pig
2 8 (7.27%) Apache Spark
3 5 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.64%) Apache
5 1 (0.91%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 14 (12.73%) SPSS
2 11 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.64%) EViews
4 2 (1.82%) SPSS Modeler
5 1 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (4.55%) Amazon EMR
1 5 (4.55%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (36.36%) Big Data
2 18 (16.36%) Hadoop
3 17 (15.45%) Data Mining
4 8 (7.27%) Apache Hive
4 8 (7.27%) Relational Database
5 7 (6.36%) Impala
5 7 (6.36%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (5.45%) GIS
6 6 (5.45%) Mahout
7 5 (4.55%) MongoDB
7 5 (4.55%) Neo4j
7 5 (4.55%) QlikView
8 4 (3.64%) MS Access
8 4 (3.64%) SQL Server
9 3 (2.73%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (2.73%) Geospatial Data
9 3 (2.73%) MySQL
9 3 (2.73%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.82%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 5 (4.55%) Jenkins
1 5 (4.55%) Vagrant
1 5 (4.55%) Yeoman
2 2 (1.82%) RStudio
General
1 32 (29.09%) Finance
2 24 (21.82%) Retail
3 13 (11.82%) Banking
3 13 (11.82%) Marketing
4 10 (9.09%) Telecoms
5 9 (8.18%) Advertising
6 8 (7.27%) Manufacturing
7 5 (4.55%) Military
8 4 (3.64%) Retail Banking
9 3 (2.73%) Games
9 3 (2.73%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.91%) Electronics
10 1 (0.91%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 39 (35.45%) Data Scientist
2 32 (29.09%) Analyst
3 20 (18.18%) Consultant
4 17 (15.45%) Senior Data Scientist
5 15 (13.64%) Data Consultant
6 14 (12.73%) Analytics Consultant
6 14 (12.73%) Data Analytics Consultant
7 11 (10.00%) Data Manager
8 10 (9.09%) Analytics Manager
9 9 (8.18%) Data Analyst
9 9 (8.18%) Java Consultant
9 9 (8.18%) Senior Analytics Manager
9 9 (8.18%) Senior Manager
9 9 (8.18%) Training Consultant
10 7 (6.36%) Developer
10 7 (6.36%) Programmer
10 7 (6.36%) Report Analyst
10 7 (6.36%) SQL Analyst
11 6 (5.45%) SQL Data Analyst
12 5 (4.55%) SAS Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.18%) Natural Language Processing
2 8 (7.27%) SciPy
3 7 (6.36%) Pandas
3 7 (6.36%) scikit-learn
4 6 (5.45%) D3.js
5 5 (4.55%) Cascalog
6 1 (0.91%) .NET
6 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.91%) COM
6 1 (0.91%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 47 (42.73%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (23.64%) Algorithms
2 26 (23.64%) Computer Science
3 11 (10.00%) Credit Risk
4 3 (2.73%) Fintech
4 3 (2.73%) Fixed Income
4 3 (2.73%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.82%) FMCG
6 1 (0.91%) Derivative
6 1 (0.91%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 1 (0.91%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.91%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.73%) Unix
2 1 (0.91%) Linux
2 1 (0.91%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (70.91%) Statistics
2 76 (69.09%) Analytics
3 68 (61.82%) Mathematics
4 36 (32.73%) Data Analytics
5 34 (30.91%) Statistical Analysis
6 30 (27.27%) Machine Learning
7 28 (25.45%) Visualisation
8 21 (19.09%) Mathematical Modelling
9 20 (18.18%) Predictive Modelling
10 18 (16.36%) Economics
11 17 (15.45%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (15.45%) Data Visualisation
12 15 (13.64%) Logistics
13 14 (12.73%) Open Source
14 13 (11.82%) Continuous Improvement
14 13 (11.82%) Data Modelling
15 12 (10.91%) Quantitative Analysis
16 10 (9.09%) Data Analysis
17 9 (8.18%) Psychology
17 9 (8.18%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 56 (50.91%) SQL
2 52 (47.27%) R
3 41 (37.27%) Python
4 21 (19.09%) Java
5 18 (16.36%) MATLAB
6 15 (13.64%) VBA
7 6 (5.45%) Scala
8 5 (4.55%) Bash Shell
8 5 (4.55%) Clojure
8 5 (4.55%) Cypher
9 3 (2.73%) C
9 3 (2.73%) C++
10 2 (1.82%) C#
10 2 (1.82%) Perl
10 2 (1.82%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.91%) Groovy
11 1 (0.91%) PHP
11 1 (0.91%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.91%) VB
Qualifications
1 47 (42.73%) Degree
2 42 (38.18%) PhD
3 4 (3.64%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.91%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.45%) IFRS
1 6 (5.45%) IFRS 9
2 2 (1.82%) IAS 39
2 2 (1.82%) QA
3 1 (0.91%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
1 5 (4.55%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (1.82%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (7.27%) IBM
2 7 (6.36%) Tableau
3 6 (5.45%) SAP
4 5 (4.55%) Birst
5 4 (3.64%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.73%) Oracle
6 3 (2.73%) RapidMiner
6 3 (2.73%) Teradata
7 2 (1.82%) SnapLogic
7 2 (1.82%) Workday
8 1 (0.91%) Facebook
8 1 (0.91%) Google
8 1 (0.91%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
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