Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Operations Research (or Operational Research)
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1119 1096 1210
Rank change year-on-year -23 +114 -23
Permanent jobs citing Operations Research 92 126 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.067% 0.052%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.057% 0.074% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 75 114 70
UK median annual salary £52,500 £53,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.33% +13.16% -5.00%
10th Percentile £30,125 £26,000 £30,463
90th Percentile £83,000 £109,250 £65,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -10.53% +18.75%

Operations Research is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 161950 169183 194286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.41% 88.80%
Number of salaries quoted 127926 140515 160119
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,800 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

Operations Research
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Operations Research as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Operations Research in the UK

Operations Research
Top 13 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +4 79 £52,500 - 4
UK excluding London +52 56 £42,500 - 1
London -35 32 £57,500 -28.13% 3
North of England +13 19 £37,500 +22.95%
North West -11 18 £36,250 -3.33%
South East +53 13 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Scotland -4 9 £53,750 -2.27%
Midlands +38 8 £40,000 -11.11%
South West +23 5 £42,000 -35.38%
East Midlands - 4 £41,250 -
West Midlands +17 3 £40,000 -11.11%
East of England +8 2 £43,750 -27.08%
Yorkshire +14 1 £80,000 +207.69%

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 61 (66.30%) Statistics
2 60 (65.22%) Mathematics
3 55 (59.78%) Analytics
4 48 (52.17%) Python
5 46 (50.00%) Degree
6 44 (47.83%) R
7 40 (43.48%) SQL
8 37 (40.22%) Machine Learning
9 36 (39.13%) Analytical Skills
10 33 (35.87%) Computer Science
11 29 (31.52%) SAS
12 24 (26.09%) PhD
12 24 (26.09%) Data Mining
12 24 (26.09%) Statistical Analysis
13 23 (25.00%) Finance
14 22 (23.91%) Big Data
14 22 (23.91%) Actionable Insight
15 21 (22.83%) Apache Spark
16 19 (20.65%) Marketing
16 19 (20.65%) Java
16 19 (20.65%) Master's Degree
17 18 (19.57%) Visualisation
18 17 (18.48%) Algorithms
18 17 (18.48%) Data Analysis
19 16 (17.39%) Economics
19 16 (17.39%) Microsoft Excel
20 15 (16.30%) C++
20 15 (16.30%) Microsoft
21 14 (15.22%) C#
21 14 (15.22%) Hadoop

Operations Research
Co-occurring 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 29 (31.52%) SAS
2 21 (22.83%) Apache Spark
3 3 (3.26%) Apache Pig
4 2 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.09%) Apache
5 1 (1.09%) CMS
Applications
1 16 (17.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (9.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (8.70%) SPSS
4 4 (4.35%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.09%) SPSS Modeler
5 1 (1.09%) Vensim
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.17%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.17%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.26%) Firewall
2 2 (2.17%) 3G
2 2 (2.17%) 4G
2 2 (2.17%) Wireless
3 1 (1.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (26.09%) Data Mining
2 22 (23.91%) Big Data
3 14 (15.22%) Hadoop
4 11 (11.96%) MongoDB
5 10 (10.87%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (9.78%) SQL Server
7 8 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (8.70%) Relational Database
8 5 (5.43%) QlikView
9 4 (4.35%) Apache Hive
9 4 (4.35%) Power BI
10 3 (3.26%) KNIME
10 3 (3.26%) NoSQL
10 3 (3.26%) SAS EBI
11 2 (2.17%) Spotfire
11 2 (2.17%) Text Mining
12 1 (1.09%) Amazon Redshift
12 1 (1.09%) Base SAS
12 1 (1.09%) BigQuery
12 1 (1.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.09%) RStudio
General
1 23 (25.00%) Finance
2 19 (20.65%) Marketing
3 6 (6.52%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (5.43%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.35%) Banking
6 3 (3.26%) Automotive
6 3 (3.26%) Retail
7 2 (2.17%) Games
7 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.17%) Publishing
8 1 (1.09%) Advertising
8 1 (1.09%) Back Office
8 1 (1.09%) Electronics
8 1 (1.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (36.96%) Data Scientist
2 24 (26.09%) Analyst
3 8 (8.70%) Insight Analyst
4 7 (7.61%) Data Analyst
4 7 (7.61%) Research Scientist
5 6 (6.52%) Consultant
6 4 (4.35%) Operations Analyst
6 4 (4.35%) Presales Manager
7 3 (3.26%) Analytics Manager
7 3 (3.26%) Digital Analyst
7 3 (3.26%) Implementation Consultant
7 3 (3.26%) Information Analyst
7 3 (3.26%) MI Analyst
7 3 (3.26%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (3.26%) Senior Manager
7 3 (3.26%) Software Consultant
7 3 (3.26%) Software Implementation Consultant
7 3 (3.26%) SQL Analyst
8 2 (2.17%) Business Data Analyst
8 2 (2.17%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.78%) NumPy
1 9 (9.78%) SciPy
2 8 (8.70%) MLlib
2 8 (8.70%) Natural Language Processing
3 4 (4.35%) Pandas
3 4 (4.35%) TensorFlow
4 3 (3.26%) PySpark
4 3 (3.26%) scikit-learn
5 2 (2.17%) Web Services
6 1 (1.09%) CSS
6 1 (1.09%) D3.js
6 1 (1.09%) Highcharts JS
6 1 (1.09%) HTML
6 1 (1.09%) Keras
6 1 (1.09%) OpenCL
Miscellaneous
1 36 (39.13%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (35.87%) Computer Science
3 17 (18.48%) Algorithms
4 12 (13.04%) Data Structures
4 12 (13.04%) Management Information System
5 7 (7.61%) Life Science
6 6 (6.52%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (4.35%) Social Media
8 3 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (3.26%) iPad
9 2 (2.17%) CCTV
9 2 (2.17%) Chip and PIN
9 2 (2.17%) Contactless
9 2 (2.17%) NHS
10 1 (1.09%) BBC
10 1 (1.09%) Credit Risk
10 1 (1.09%) CUDA
10 1 (1.09%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.70%) Linux
2 6 (6.52%) Windows
3 5 (5.43%) Windows 10
3 5 (5.43%) Windows 7
3 5 (5.43%) Windows 8
4 4 (4.35%) Unix
5 3 (3.26%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.17%) VMS
7 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (66.30%) Statistics
2 60 (65.22%) Mathematics
3 55 (59.78%) Analytics
4 37 (40.22%) Machine Learning
5 24 (26.09%) Statistical Analysis
6 22 (23.91%) Actionable Insight
7 18 (19.57%) Visualisation
8 17 (18.48%) Data Analysis
9 16 (17.39%) Economics
10 13 (14.13%) Applied Mathematics
11 12 (13.04%) ETL
11 12 (13.04%) Predictive Modelling
11 12 (13.04%) Project Management
11 12 (13.04%) Statistical Modelling
12 10 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (9.78%) Bayesian Methods
13 9 (9.78%) CRM
13 9 (9.78%) Physics
14 8 (8.70%) Data Modelling
14 8 (8.70%) Predictive Analytics
Programming Languages
1 48 (52.17%) Python
2 44 (47.83%) R
3 40 (43.48%) SQL
4 19 (20.65%) Java
5 15 (16.30%) C++
6 14 (15.22%) C#
7 10 (10.87%) MATLAB
8 8 (8.70%) C
9 6 (6.52%) Perl
10 4 (4.35%) JavaScript
10 4 (4.35%) VB
10 4 (4.35%) VBA
11 3 (3.26%) Ruby
11 3 (3.26%) Scala
12 1 (1.09%) Fortran
12 1 (1.09%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 46 (50.00%) Degree
2 24 (26.09%) PhD
3 19 (20.65%) Master's Degree
4 9 (9.78%) Numerate Degree
5 5 (5.43%) Security Cleared
6 4 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (3.26%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.26%) Postgraduate
8 1 (1.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 4 (4.35%) Data Quality
1 4 (4.35%) QA
2 3 (3.26%) Actionable Recommendations
2 3 (3.26%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.09%) Kibana
Vendors
1 15 (16.30%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.87%) Tableau
3 4 (4.35%) Oracle
4 3 (3.26%) Adaptive Insights
5 2 (2.17%) Adobe
5 2 (2.17%) Google
5 2 (2.17%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.09%) Alteryx
6 1 (1.09%) Avaya
6 1 (1.09%) Capita
6 1 (1.09%) IBM
6 1 (1.09%) SAP
6 1 (1.09%) SIMUL8