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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Operations Research (or Operational Research)
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 810 855 875
Rank change year-on-year +45 +20  
Permanent jobs citing Operations Research 64 80 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.072% 0.081% 0.080%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.080% 0.091% 0.091%
Number of salaries quoted 49 70 29
Median salary £51,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.75% -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £26,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £91,000 £110,000
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 79794 87486 96432
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.73% 88.91% 88.08%
Number of salaries quoted 64221 73157 78828
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £79,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Operations Research in the UK

Operations Research
Top 27 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 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
England +27 56 £51,500 -6.36% 3
London +9 29 £53,750 -18.56% 1
South East +46 8 £42,500 +6.25%
Scotland +22 8 £42,500 +60.37%
Edinburgh -5 8 £42,500 +60.37%
North West -32 7 £35,000 +32.07%
Manchester -29 6 £36,250 +36.79%
Surrey - 5 £40,000 -
City of London +22 3 £57,500 +43.75% 1
East Midlands - 3 £33,750 - 1
Midlands - 3 £85,000 - 2
East of England - 3 £41,000 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £41,000 -
North East +12 2 £55,000 +37.50%
Kent - 2 £42,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £33,750 - 1
Durham - 2 £55,000 -
Maidstone - 2 £42,500 -
South West -8 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £52,500 -
Blackburn - 1 £30,000 -
Northampton - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £40,000 -
Oxford - 1 £52,500 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £30,000 -
Salford - 1 £37,500 -

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 with a requirement for Operations Research.

1 87 (64.93%) Statistics
2 80 (59.70%) Analytics
3 70 (52.24%) Mathematics
4 67 (50.00%) Degree
5 66 (49.25%) SQL
6 56 (41.79%) Analytical Skills
7 55 (41.04%) Python
8 48 (35.82%) R
9 46 (34.33%) Machine Learning
10 38 (28.36%) Statistical Analysis
11 37 (27.61%) SAS
12 36 (26.87%) Finance
12 36 (26.87%) Big Data
13 35 (26.12%) Computer Science
14 34 (25.37%) Data Analytics
15 32 (23.88%) PhD
16 31 (23.13%) Visualisation
17 28 (20.90%) Data Mining
18 26 (19.40%) Microsoft Excel
19 23 (17.16%) Predictive Modelling
20 21 (15.67%) SPSS
20 21 (15.67%) Business Intelligence
20 21 (15.67%) Data Analysis
21 19 (14.18%) Data Modelling
21 19 (14.18%) Java
21 19 (14.18%) ETL
21 19 (14.18%) Hadoop
21 19 (14.18%) Master's Degree
22 18 (13.43%) MATLAB
23 17 (12.69%) MongoDB

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 37 (27.61%) SAS
2 15 (11.19%) Apache Spark
3 7 (5.22%) Apache Pig
4 5 (3.73%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.24%) Apache
6 1 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 26 (19.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (15.67%) SPSS
3 4 (2.99%) EViews
4 3 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.49%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (2.99%) Amazon EMR
2 4 (2.99%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.49%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (26.87%) Big Data
2 28 (20.90%) Data Mining
3 19 (14.18%) Hadoop
4 17 (12.69%) MongoDB
5 15 (11.19%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (10.45%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (9.70%) Relational Database
8 7 (5.22%) Apache Hive
9 6 (4.48%) QlikView
10 5 (3.73%) Impala
10 5 (3.73%) NoSQL
11 4 (2.99%) Base SAS
11 4 (2.99%) Mahout
11 4 (2.99%) MS Access
11 4 (2.99%) Neo4j
11 4 (2.99%) Power BI
11 4 (2.99%) SAS EBI
11 4 (2.99%) Text Mining
12 3 (2.24%) MySQL
12 3 (2.24%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (2.99%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.99%) Jenkins
1 4 (2.99%) Vagrant
1 4 (2.99%) Yeoman
2 2 (1.49%) RStudio
General
1 36 (26.87%) Finance
2 14 (10.45%) Retail
3 12 (8.96%) Banking
3 12 (8.96%) Marketing
4 9 (6.72%) Manufacturing
5 7 (5.22%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (5.22%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.73%) Military
6 5 (3.73%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.49%) Games
8 1 (0.75%) Advertising
8 1 (0.75%) Electronics
8 1 (0.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (34.33%) Data Scientist
2 44 (32.84%) Analyst
3 22 (16.42%) Consultant
4 17 (12.69%) Data Consultant
5 14 (10.45%) SQL Analyst
6 12 (8.96%) Analytics Consultant
6 12 (8.96%) Data Analytics Consultant
7 11 (8.21%) Senior Data Scientist
8 8 (5.97%) Data Analyst
8 8 (5.97%) Java Consultant
8 8 (5.97%) SQL Data Analyst
8 8 (5.97%) Training Consultant
9 7 (5.22%) Analytics Manager
9 7 (5.22%) Operations Analyst
9 7 (5.22%) Report Analyst
9 7 (5.22%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (5.22%) Senior Analytics Manager
9 7 (5.22%) Senior Consultant
9 7 (5.22%) Senior Manager
10 6 (4.48%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.45%) Natural Language Processing
2 11 (8.21%) SciPy
3 8 (5.97%) D3.js
4 7 (5.22%) Pandas
5 6 (4.48%) scikit-learn
6 5 (3.73%) MLlib
6 5 (3.73%) NumPy
7 4 (2.99%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.99%) Cascalog
7 4 (2.99%) Django
8 2 (1.49%) PySpark
8 2 (1.49%) Web Services
9 1 (0.75%) COM
9 1 (0.75%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 56 (41.79%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (26.12%) Computer Science
3 15 (11.19%) Algorithms
4 8 (5.97%) Credit Risk
5 5 (3.73%) Fintech
5 5 (3.73%) Life Science
5 5 (3.73%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.73%) NHS
6 4 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.99%) iPad
7 3 (2.24%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.49%) Social Media
9 1 (0.75%) FMCG
9 1 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.75%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.73%) Linux
2 2 (1.49%) Windows
3 1 (0.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (64.93%) Statistics
2 80 (59.70%) Analytics
3 70 (52.24%) Mathematics
4 46 (34.33%) Machine Learning
5 38 (28.36%) Statistical Analysis
6 34 (25.37%) Data Analytics
7 31 (23.13%) Visualisation
8 23 (17.16%) Predictive Modelling
9 21 (15.67%) Business Intelligence
9 21 (15.67%) Data Analysis
10 19 (14.18%) Data Modelling
10 19 (14.18%) ETL
11 16 (11.94%) Data Visualisation
11 16 (11.94%) Mathematical Modelling
12 13 (9.70%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (9.70%) Statistical Modelling
13 11 (8.21%) Economics
14 10 (7.46%) Applied Mathematics
14 10 (7.46%) Data Munging
14 10 (7.46%) Quantitative Analysis
Programming Languages
1 66 (49.25%) SQL
2 55 (41.04%) Python
3 48 (35.82%) R
4 19 (14.18%) Java
5 18 (13.43%) MATLAB
6 16 (11.94%) VBA
7 8 (5.97%) C
8 7 (5.22%) C#
9 5 (3.73%) C++
10 4 (2.99%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.99%) Clojure
10 4 (2.99%) Cypher
10 4 (2.99%) JavaScript
11 3 (2.24%) Scala
12 2 (1.49%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.75%) Ruby
13 1 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 67 (50.00%) Degree
2 32 (23.88%) PhD
3 19 (14.18%) Master's Degree
4 13 (9.70%) Numerate Degree
5 8 (5.97%) Postgraduate
6 6 (4.48%) DV Cleared
6 6 (4.48%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.49%) MBA
9 1 (0.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.97%) QA
2 5 (3.73%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.99%) IFRS
3 4 (2.99%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.75%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.75%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (3.73%) Firmware
2 4 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (2.99%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (0.75%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (5.97%) Microsoft
1 8 (5.97%) Tableau
2 7 (5.22%) Adaptive Insights
2 7 (5.22%) IBM
3 5 (3.73%) Birst
3 5 (3.73%) SAP
4 3 (2.24%) Alteryx
4 3 (2.24%) Google
4 3 (2.24%) Oracle
5 2 (1.49%) MicroStrategy
5 2 (1.49%) SnapLogic
5 2 (1.49%) Workday
6 1 (0.75%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.75%) Facebook
6 1 (0.75%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.75%) Teradata
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