The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
England / North West
Rank 245 233 249
Rank change year-on-year -12 +16  
Permanent jobs citing Operations Research 2 3 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.033% 0.053% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.036% 0.060% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 7
Median salary £33,000 £26,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +24.52% -29.33%  
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 North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 5510 4996 5898
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.45% 87.88% 88.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4582 4155 4746
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Operations Research
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 North West

Operations Research
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Operations Research in the North West

Operations Research
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Research in the North West over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Operations Research in the North West

Operations Research
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Research within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Manchester -23 2 £33,000 +24.52% 1
Operations Research
England

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

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 North West region with a requirement for Operations Research.

1 8 (88.89%) Python
1 8 (88.89%) PhD
1 8 (88.89%) Statistics
1 8 (88.89%) Mathematics
1 8 (88.89%) R
1 8 (88.89%) Big Data
1 8 (88.89%) Analytics
2 7 (77.78%) Big Data Analytics
2 7 (77.78%) Data Analytics
2 7 (77.78%) Test Strategy
2 7 (77.78%) Psychology
2 7 (77.78%) Open Source
2 7 (77.78%) Advertising
2 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) Retail
2 7 (77.78%) SAS
2 7 (77.78%) Algorithms
2 7 (77.78%) Non-Linear Programming
3 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
4 1 (11.11%) Finance
4 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
4 1 (11.11%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) SAP
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) MATLAB
4 1 (11.11%) Electronics
4 1 (11.11%) Data Management
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 7 (77.78%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) Big Data
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (77.78%) Advertising
1 7 (77.78%) Retail
2 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (11.11%) Electronics
3 1 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Data Scientist
2 7 (77.78%) Senior Data Scientist
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Report Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Algorithms
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Analytics
1 8 (88.89%) Mathematics
1 8 (88.89%) Statistics
2 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) Big Data Analytics
2 7 (77.78%) Data Analytics
2 7 (77.78%) Non-Linear Programming
2 7 (77.78%) Open Source
2 7 (77.78%) Psychology
2 7 (77.78%) Test Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) Business Process Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Data Management
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (11.11%) Machine Learning
3 1 (11.11%) Physics
3 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Regression Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (11.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) Python
1 8 (88.89%) R
2 1 (11.11%) C++
2 1 (11.11%) MATLAB
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) PhD
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) SAP
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