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 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
England / South West
Rank 220 - 244
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing Operations Research 9 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.18% - 0.017%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% - 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 9 0 1
Median salary £45,000 - £55,000
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 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 4521 5187 5224
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.17% 88.91% 87.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3729 4227 4353
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,804 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
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 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

Operations Research
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Research in the South West over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Operations Research in the South West

Operations Research
Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Devon - 7 £45,000 -
Wiltshire - 2 £42,000 -
Operations Research
England

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 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 South West region with a requirement for Operations Research.

1 14 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 14 (100.00%) Analytics
2 13 (92.86%) Statistical Analysis
3 11 (78.57%) Statistics
3 11 (78.57%) Logistics
3 11 (78.57%) MATLAB
3 11 (78.57%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (78.57%) Algorithms
3 11 (78.57%) R
3 11 (78.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 11 (78.57%) Mathematical Modelling
4 3 (21.43%) Degree
5 2 (14.29%) Cluster Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Retail
5 2 (14.29%) SPSS
5 2 (14.29%) CHAID
5 2 (14.29%) SQL
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 2 (14.29%) Python
5 2 (14.29%) Data Mining
5 2 (14.29%) ETL
5 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (14.29%) IBM
5 2 (14.29%) RStudio
5 2 (14.29%) SPSS Modeler
5 2 (14.29%) Actionable Insight
5 2 (14.29%) Predictive Modelling
5 2 (14.29%) Customer Analytics
6 1 (7.14%) Master Data Management
6 1 (7.14%) Logical Data Model

Operations Research
Top Related 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 (14.29%) SPSS
1 2 (14.29%) SPSS Modeler
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Data Mining
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Big Data
2 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.14%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) RStudio
General
1 2 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Programmer
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Data Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Management Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Information Management Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Management Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 11 (78.57%) Algorithms
1 11 (78.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Analytics
1 14 (100.00%) Mathematics
2 13 (92.86%) Statistical Analysis
3 11 (78.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 11 (78.57%) Logistics
3 11 (78.57%) Mathematical Modelling
3 11 (78.57%) Statistics
4 2 (14.29%) Actionable Insight
4 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (14.29%) CHAID
4 2 (14.29%) Cluster Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Customer Analytics
4 2 (14.29%) ETL
4 2 (14.29%) Predictive Modelling
5 1 (7.14%) Data Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Data Management
5 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
5 1 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) MATLAB
1 11 (78.57%) R
2 2 (14.29%) Python
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) IBM