Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Operations Research (or Operational Research)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1086 1084 1167
Rank change year-on-year -2 +83 +28
Permanent jobs citing Operations Research 80 119 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.047% 0.066% 0.054%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.053% 0.074% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 71 107 69
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £29,375 £26,000 £30,300
90th Percentile £85,000 £112,000 £63,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £53,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year -2.33% +13.16% -5.00%

Operations Research is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 151759 160141 181584
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.91% 89.40% 88.76%
Number of salaries quoted 120765 134253 151176
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%

Operations Research
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Operations Research as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -28 33 £55,000 -31.25% 2
North of England +6 19 £37,500 +22.95%
North West -8 18 £36,250 -3.33%
South East +30 13 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Midlands +29 8 £40,000 -11.11%
South West +11 5 £42,000 -35.38%
East Midlands - 4 £41,250 -
West Midlands +15 3 £40,000 -11.11%
East of England +4 2 £43,750 -27.08%
Yorkshire +18 1 £80,000 +207.69%
Operations Research
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 53 (66.25%) Statistics
2 50 (62.50%) Analytics
3 48 (60.00%) Mathematics
4 37 (46.25%) Degree
4 37 (46.25%) SQL
5 36 (45.00%) Python
6 34 (42.50%) R
7 32 (40.00%) Computer Science
7 32 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
8 27 (33.75%) Machine Learning
9 23 (28.75%) PhD
9 23 (28.75%) SAS
10 21 (26.25%) Data Mining
10 21 (26.25%) Finance
10 21 (26.25%) Big Data
11 18 (22.50%) Actionable Insight
12 17 (21.25%) Master's Degree
13 16 (20.00%) Algorithms
13 16 (20.00%) Java
14 15 (18.75%) C++
14 15 (18.75%) Microsoft
14 15 (18.75%) Marketing
14 15 (18.75%) Statistical Analysis
14 15 (18.75%) Data Analysis
15 14 (17.50%) Economics
15 14 (17.50%) C#
15 14 (17.50%) Microsoft Excel
16 12 (15.00%) Project Management
16 12 (15.00%) Apache Spark
16 12 (15.00%) Hadoop

Operations Research
Co-occurring 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 23 (28.75%) SAS
2 12 (15.00%) Apache Spark
3 3 (3.75%) Apache Pig
4 2 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.25%) Apache
5 1 (1.25%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (17.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (11.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (10.00%) SPSS
4 4 (5.00%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.25%) SPSS Modeler
5 1 (1.25%) Vensim
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.50%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.50%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.75%) Firewall
2 2 (2.50%) 3G
2 2 (2.50%) 4G
2 2 (2.50%) Wireless
3 1 (1.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (26.25%) Big Data
1 21 (26.25%) Data Mining
2 12 (15.00%) Hadoop
3 9 (11.25%) SQL Server
4 8 (10.00%) Relational Database
5 5 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (5.00%) Apache Hive
6 4 (5.00%) MongoDB
6 4 (5.00%) Power BI
7 3 (3.75%) KNIME
7 3 (3.75%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.75%) QlikView
7 3 (3.75%) SAS EBI
8 2 (2.50%) Spotfire
8 2 (2.50%) Text Mining
9 1 (1.25%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (1.25%) Base SAS
9 1 (1.25%) BigQuery
9 1 (1.25%) MySQL
9 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.25%) RStudio
General
1 21 (26.25%) Finance
2 15 (18.75%) Marketing
3 6 (7.50%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (6.25%) Telecoms
5 4 (5.00%) Banking
6 3 (3.75%) Automotive
6 3 (3.75%) Retail
7 2 (2.50%) Games
7 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.50%) Publishing
8 1 (1.25%) Advertising
8 1 (1.25%) Back Office
8 1 (1.25%) Electronics
8 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (32.50%) Data Scientist
2 22 (27.50%) Analyst
3 7 (8.75%) Data Analyst
3 7 (8.75%) Research Scientist
4 6 (7.50%) Consultant
4 6 (7.50%) Insight Analyst
5 4 (5.00%) Operations Analyst
5 4 (5.00%) Presales Manager
6 3 (3.75%) Digital Analyst
6 3 (3.75%) Implementation Consultant
6 3 (3.75%) Information Analyst
6 3 (3.75%) MI Analyst
6 3 (3.75%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (3.75%) Senior Data Scientist
6 3 (3.75%) Software Consultant
6 3 (3.75%) Software Implementation Consultant
6 3 (3.75%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (2.50%) Business Data Analyst
7 2 (2.50%) Development Manager
7 2 (2.50%) Product Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.50%) Natural Language Processing
2 4 (5.00%) Pandas
2 4 (5.00%) TensorFlow
3 3 (3.75%) PySpark
3 3 (3.75%) scikit-learn
4 2 (2.50%) NumPy
4 2 (2.50%) SciPy
4 2 (2.50%) Web Services
5 1 (1.25%) CSS
5 1 (1.25%) D3.js
5 1 (1.25%) Highcharts JS
5 1 (1.25%) HTML
5 1 (1.25%) Keras
5 1 (1.25%) MLlib
5 1 (1.25%) OpenCL
Miscellaneous
1 32 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
1 32 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 16 (20.00%) Algorithms
3 11 (13.75%) Management Information System
4 10 (12.50%) Data Structures
5 7 (8.75%) Life Science
6 4 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (3.75%) iPad
8 2 (2.50%) CCTV
8 2 (2.50%) Chip and PIN
8 2 (2.50%) Contactless
8 2 (2.50%) NHS
8 2 (2.50%) Social Media
9 1 (1.25%) BBC
9 1 (1.25%) Credit Risk
9 1 (1.25%) CUDA
9 1 (1.25%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.75%) Windows
2 6 (7.50%) Linux
3 5 (6.25%) Windows 10
3 5 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 5 (6.25%) Windows 8
4 4 (5.00%) Unix
5 3 (3.75%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.50%) VMS
7 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (66.25%) Statistics
2 50 (62.50%) Analytics
3 48 (60.00%) Mathematics
4 27 (33.75%) Machine Learning
5 18 (22.50%) Actionable Insight
6 15 (18.75%) Data Analysis
6 15 (18.75%) Statistical Analysis
7 14 (17.50%) Economics
8 12 (15.00%) Project Management
9 11 (13.75%) Statistical Modelling
10 10 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (12.50%) Predictive Modelling
11 9 (11.25%) Bayesian Methods
11 9 (11.25%) CRM
11 9 (11.25%) Physics
11 9 (11.25%) Visualisation
12 8 (10.00%) Data Analytics
12 8 (10.00%) Data Modelling
12 8 (10.00%) Neural Network
12 8 (10.00%) Predictive Analytics
Programming Languages
1 37 (46.25%) SQL
2 36 (45.00%) Python
3 34 (42.50%) R
4 16 (20.00%) Java
5 15 (18.75%) C++
6 14 (17.50%) C#
7 9 (11.25%) MATLAB
8 6 (7.50%) C
8 6 (7.50%) Perl
9 4 (5.00%) JavaScript
9 4 (5.00%) VBA
10 1 (1.25%) Fortran
10 1 (1.25%) Lisp
10 1 (1.25%) Ruby
10 1 (1.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 37 (46.25%) Degree
2 23 (28.75%) PhD
3 17 (21.25%) Master's Degree
4 9 (11.25%) Numerate Degree
5 5 (6.25%) Security Cleared
6 4 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (3.75%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.75%) Postgraduate
8 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 4 (5.00%) Data Quality
1 4 (5.00%) QA
2 3 (3.75%) SLA
3 1 (1.25%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) Kibana
Vendors
1 15 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.00%) Tableau
3 4 (5.00%) Oracle
4 3 (3.75%) Adaptive Insights
5 2 (2.50%) Adobe
5 2 (2.50%) Google
5 2 (2.50%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.25%) Alteryx
6 1 (1.25%) Avaya
6 1 (1.25%) Capita
6 1 (1.25%) IBM
6 1 (1.25%) SAP
6 1 (1.25%) SIMUL8