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

Operations Research (or Operational Research)
England / South West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 241 233 -
Rank change year-on-year -8 -  
Permanent jobs citing Operations Research 1 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.019% 0.038% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.021% 0.043% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 0
Median salary - £47,500 -
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 West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4783 4634 5167
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.38% 88.38% 86.78%
Number of salaries quoted 3936 3885 4318
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 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Operations Research
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Operations Research
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Operations Research in the South West

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 West region with a requirement for Operations Research.

1 8 (88.89%) Statistical Analysis
1 8 (88.89%) Mathematics
1 8 (88.89%) Analytics
2 7 (77.78%) Logistics
3 6 (66.67%) Statistics
3 6 (66.67%) MATLAB
3 6 (66.67%) R
3 6 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (66.67%) Algorithms
3 6 (66.67%) Mathematical Modelling
4 2 (22.22%) SPSS
4 2 (22.22%) CHAID
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (22.22%) Python
4 2 (22.22%) Data Mining
4 2 (22.22%) ETL
4 2 (22.22%) IBM
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) Retail
4 2 (22.22%) Cluster Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Predictive Modelling
4 2 (22.22%) SPSS Modeler
4 2 (22.22%) Actionable Insight
4 2 (22.22%) RStudio
4 2 (22.22%) Customer Analytics
5 1 (11.11%) PMBOK
5 1 (11.11%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (11.11%) Resource Allocation

Operations Research
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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:

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) SPSS
1 2 (22.22%) SPSS Modeler
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Data Mining
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (11.11%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) RStudio
General
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Programmer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Data Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Professional Services Director
3 1 (11.11%) Services Director
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Algorithms
1 6 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Analytics
1 8 (88.89%) Mathematics
1 8 (88.89%) Statistical Analysis
2 7 (77.78%) Logistics
3 6 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (66.67%) Mathematical Modelling
3 6 (66.67%) Statistics
4 2 (22.22%) Actionable Insight
4 2 (22.22%) CHAID
4 2 (22.22%) Cluster Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Customer Analytics
4 2 (22.22%) ETL
4 2 (22.22%) Predictive Modelling
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) Quality Management
5 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) MATLAB
1 6 (66.67%) R
2 2 (22.22%) Python
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) PMBOK
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) IBM