The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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)
UK
Rank 782 848 881
Rank change year-on-year +66 +33  
Permanent jobs citing Operations Research 67 98 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.080% 0.096% 0.071%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.090% 0.11% 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 49 85 53
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% -2.91%  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £26,500 £34,300
10% offered a salary of more than £99,000 £85,000 £67,500
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 74564 90782 91624
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.03% 88.50% 87.04%
Number of salaries quoted 61277 75155 74101
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Operations Research
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Operations Research
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Operations Research in the UK

Operations Research
Salary Histogram

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

Salary histogram for Operations Research in the UK

Operations Research
Top 23 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Research within the UK 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
England +62 64 £48,750 -2.50% 10
London +49 38 £60,000 +9.09% 8
South East +74 9 £49,750 +6.98%
South West - 9 £45,000 -
Devon - 7 £45,000 -
Exeter - 7 £45,000 -
West Midlands +26 5 - - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 5 - -
Kent - 5 £46,750 -
Scotland +16 3 £45,000 +69.81%
Edinburgh +3 3 £45,000 +69.81%
Oxfordshire - 3 £52,500 -
Folkestone - 3 £46,750 -
Oxford - 3 £52,500 -
North West -17 2 £33,000 +24.52% 1
Manchester -25 2 £33,000 +24.52% 1
Wiltshire - 2 £42,000 -
City of London +38 1 £65,000 +52.94%
East of England +29 1 £52,500 +5.00%
Milton Keynes - 1 £42,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £42,500 -
Swindon - 1 £42,000 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £52,500 -

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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 with a requirement for Operations Research.

1 81 (71.68%) Statistics
2 79 (69.91%) Analytics
3 73 (64.60%) Mathematics
4 57 (50.44%) SQL
5 52 (46.02%) R
6 50 (44.25%) Degree
7 48 (42.48%) Analytical Skills
8 44 (38.94%) Python
9 42 (37.17%) PhD
10 41 (36.28%) Big Data
11 36 (31.86%) Data Analytics
12 35 (30.97%) Machine Learning
13 34 (30.09%) Statistical Analysis
14 33 (29.20%) SAS
15 31 (27.43%) Finance
16 30 (26.55%) Visualisation
17 28 (24.78%) Algorithms
18 27 (23.89%) Computer Science
19 25 (22.12%) Retail
20 21 (18.58%) Java
20 21 (18.58%) Predictive Modelling
20 21 (18.58%) Mathematical Modelling
21 20 (17.70%) Hadoop
22 19 (16.81%) Data Visualisation
23 18 (15.93%) MATLAB
23 18 (15.93%) Economics
24 17 (15.04%) Business Intelligence
24 17 (15.04%) Data Mining
25 15 (13.27%) VBA
25 15 (13.27%) Logistics

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills 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 33 (29.20%) SAS
2 10 (8.85%) Apache Spark
3 8 (7.08%) Apache Pig
4 5 (4.42%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.54%) Apache
6 1 (0.88%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 14 (12.39%) SPSS
2 11 (9.73%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.54%) EViews
4 2 (1.77%) SPSS Modeler
5 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.42%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (4.42%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (4.42%) Amazon EMR
1 5 (4.42%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (36.28%) Big Data
2 20 (17.70%) Hadoop
3 17 (15.04%) Data Mining
4 11 (9.73%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (7.08%) Apache Hive
5 8 (7.08%) Relational Database
6 7 (6.19%) Impala
6 7 (6.19%) MongoDB
6 7 (6.19%) Neo4j
7 6 (5.31%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (5.31%) GIS
7 6 (5.31%) Mahout
8 5 (4.42%) NoSQL
8 5 (4.42%) QlikView
9 4 (3.54%) MS Access
9 4 (3.54%) SQL Server
10 3 (2.65%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (2.65%) Geospatial Data
10 3 (2.65%) MySQL
11 2 (1.77%) KDB
Development Applications
1 5 (4.42%) Git (software)
1 5 (4.42%) Jenkins
1 5 (4.42%) Vagrant
1 5 (4.42%) Yeoman
2 2 (1.77%) RStudio
General
1 31 (27.43%) Finance
2 25 (22.12%) Retail
3 14 (12.39%) Banking
4 13 (11.50%) Marketing
5 10 (8.85%) Telecoms
6 9 (7.96%) Advertising
7 8 (7.08%) Manufacturing
8 5 (4.42%) Military
9 4 (3.54%) Retail Banking
10 3 (2.65%) Games
11 2 (1.77%) Multimedia
11 2 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.88%) Electronics
12 1 (0.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (38.94%) Data Scientist
2 31 (27.43%) Analyst
3 20 (17.70%) Consultant
4 17 (15.04%) Senior Data Scientist
5 15 (13.27%) Data Consultant
6 14 (12.39%) Analytics Consultant
6 14 (12.39%) Data Analytics Consultant
7 11 (9.73%) Data Manager
8 10 (8.85%) Analytics Manager
9 9 (7.96%) Java Consultant
9 9 (7.96%) Senior Analytics Manager
9 9 (7.96%) Senior Manager
9 9 (7.96%) Training Consultant
10 8 (7.08%) Data Analyst
11 7 (6.19%) Developer
11 7 (6.19%) Programmer
11 7 (6.19%) Report Analyst
12 6 (5.31%) SQL Analyst
13 5 (4.42%) SQL Data Analyst
14 4 (3.54%) Data Analytics Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.73%) Natural Language Processing
2 8 (7.08%) D3.js
2 8 (7.08%) SciPy
3 7 (6.19%) Pandas
3 7 (6.19%) scikit-learn
4 5 (4.42%) Cascalog
5 2 (1.77%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.77%) Django
6 1 (0.88%) .NET
6 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.88%) COM
6 1 (0.88%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 48 (42.48%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (24.78%) Algorithms
3 27 (23.89%) Computer Science
4 11 (9.73%) Credit Risk
5 3 (2.65%) Fintech
5 3 (2.65%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.65%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.77%) FMCG
7 1 (0.88%) Derivative
7 1 (0.88%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 1 (0.88%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.88%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.65%) Unix
2 1 (0.88%) Linux
2 1 (0.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (71.68%) Statistics
2 79 (69.91%) Analytics
3 73 (64.60%) Mathematics
4 36 (31.86%) Data Analytics
5 35 (30.97%) Machine Learning
6 34 (30.09%) Statistical Analysis
7 30 (26.55%) Visualisation
8 21 (18.58%) Mathematical Modelling
8 21 (18.58%) Predictive Modelling
9 19 (16.81%) Data Visualisation
10 18 (15.93%) Economics
11 17 (15.04%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (13.27%) Logistics
13 14 (12.39%) Open Source
14 13 (11.50%) Continuous Improvement
14 13 (11.50%) Data Modelling
15 12 (10.62%) Quantitative Analysis
16 11 (9.73%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (9.73%) Time Series Analysis
17 9 (7.96%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 57 (50.44%) SQL
2 52 (46.02%) R
3 44 (38.94%) Python
4 21 (18.58%) Java
5 18 (15.93%) MATLAB
6 15 (13.27%) VBA
7 6 (5.31%) Scala
8 5 (4.42%) Bash Shell
8 5 (4.42%) Clojure
8 5 (4.42%) Cypher
9 3 (2.65%) C
9 3 (2.65%) C++
10 2 (1.77%) C#
10 2 (1.77%) Perl
10 2 (1.77%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.88%) Groovy
11 1 (0.88%) PHP
11 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 50 (44.25%) Degree
2 42 (37.17%) PhD
3 6 (5.31%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.88%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.31%) IFRS
1 6 (5.31%) IFRS 9
2 2 (1.77%) IAS 39
2 2 (1.77%) QA
3 1 (0.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (4.42%) Virtual Machines
1 5 (4.42%) VirtualBox
2 2 (1.77%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.77%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (7.08%) IBM
2 7 (6.19%) Tableau
3 6 (5.31%) SAP
4 5 (4.42%) Birst
5 4 (3.54%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.65%) Oracle
6 3 (2.65%) RapidMiner
6 3 (2.65%) Teradata
7 2 (1.77%) SnapLogic
7 2 (1.77%) Workday
8 1 (0.88%) Facebook
8 1 (0.88%) Google
8 1 (0.88%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
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