The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Operations Research (or Operational Research)
England / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 386 432 463
Rank change year-on-year +46 +31  
Permanent jobs citing Operations Research 8 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.055% 0.038% 0.028%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.063% 0.044% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 2
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £24,500 £38,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,250 £58,000 £46,250
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £26,500 £40,750
% change year-on-year +54.71% -34.96%  

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 South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 12681 15961 18194
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 86.86% 86.66% 86.38%
Number of salaries quoted 41972 54743 58611
Median salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,250 £68,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Operations Research
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Operations Research as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Operations Research in the South East

Operations Research
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Operations Research in the South East

Operations Research
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Research within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Surrey - 5 £40,000 -
Kent - 2 £42,500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £52,500 -
Operations Research
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 South East region with a requirement for Operations Research.

1 12 (70.59%) SQL
1 12 (70.59%) Degree
1 12 (70.59%) Analytics
2 11 (64.71%) Python
3 9 (52.94%) Data Analytics
4 8 (47.06%) Numerate Degree
5 7 (41.18%) Statistical Analysis
5 7 (41.18%) Statistics
5 7 (41.18%) R
5 7 (41.18%) Mathematics
6 5 (29.41%) DV Cleared
6 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
6 5 (29.41%) Reverse Engineering
6 5 (29.41%) Network Architecture
6 5 (29.41%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (29.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (29.41%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (29.41%) ETL
6 5 (29.41%) C
6 5 (29.41%) C#
6 5 (29.41%) Firmware
6 5 (29.41%) Fuzz Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Technical Analysis
6 5 (29.41%) Relational Database
6 5 (29.41%) SDLC
6 5 (29.41%) OSINT
7 4 (23.53%) Master's Degree
7 4 (23.53%) PhD
8 3 (17.65%) Machine Learning
8 3 (17.65%) Big Data

Operations Research
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (17.65%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) Relational Database
2 3 (17.65%) Base SAS
2 3 (17.65%) Big Data
2 3 (17.65%) Data Mining
2 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Data Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Data Scientist
4 3 (17.65%) Insight Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Researcher
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Credit Risk
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Analytics
2 9 (52.94%) Data Analytics
3 7 (41.18%) Mathematics
3 7 (41.18%) Statistical Analysis
3 7 (41.18%) Statistics
4 5 (29.41%) ETL
4 5 (29.41%) Fuzz Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Network Architecture
4 5 (29.41%) OSINT
4 5 (29.41%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Reverse Engineering
4 5 (29.41%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (29.41%) SDLC
4 5 (29.41%) Technical Analysis
4 5 (29.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (17.65%) Actionable Insight
5 3 (17.65%) Linear Algebra
5 3 (17.65%) Machine Learning
5 3 (17.65%) Project Planning
5 3 (17.65%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) SQL
2 11 (64.71%) Python
3 7 (41.18%) R
4 5 (29.41%) C
4 5 (29.41%) C#
5 3 (17.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) Degree
2 8 (47.06%) Numerate Degree
3 5 (29.41%) DV Cleared
3 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
4 4 (23.53%) Master's Degree
4 4 (23.53%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Firmware