The table below looks at the statistics for R skills in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited R over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
R
Rank 103 105 69
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -36
Permanent jobs citing R 6 4 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.38% 0.27% 2.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.90% 0.51% 4.80%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 30
Average salary £79,500 £45,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+76.66% -3.22%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £55,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +18.27%
R
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Programming Languages Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
663 778 646
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 42.45% 51.87% 53.17%
Number of salaries quoted 443 560 412
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

R
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing R across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

R Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

R
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing R across the Edinburgh region.

R Salary Trend in Edinburgh

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing R also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited R.

1 11 (91.67%) Business Intelligence
1 11 (91.67%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (83.33%) Analytics
2 10 (83.33%) SAS
2 10 (83.33%) SQL
2 10 (83.33%) SPSS
3 7 (58.33%) Finance
3 7 (58.33%) Python
3 7 (58.33%) MongoDB
3 7 (58.33%) Big Data
4 6 (50.00%) Talend
4 6 (50.00%) Mahout
4 6 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (50.00%) NoSQL
4 6 (50.00%) MapReduce
4 6 (50.00%) Talend Open Studio
4 6 (50.00%) Pentaho
4 6 (50.00%) Hadoop
4 6 (50.00%) Cognos
4 6 (50.00%) ETL
4 6 (50.00%) Informatica
4 6 (50.00%) MicroStrategy
4 6 (50.00%) Relational Database
5 5 (41.67%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (41.67%) MLlib
5 5 (41.67%) Apache Pig
5 5 (41.67%) Sqoop
5 5 (41.67%) Amazon EMR
5 5 (41.67%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (41.67%) Triplestore

R
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing R also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited R. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (83.33%) SAS
2 5 (41.67%) Apache Pig
2 5 (41.67%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (83.33%) SPSS
2 4 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (41.67%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (41.67%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (16.67%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) MongoDB
1 7 (58.33%) Big Data
2 6 (50.00%) Mahout
2 6 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 6 (50.00%) Pentaho
2 6 (50.00%) Hadoop
3 5 (41.67%) Apache Hive
3 5 (41.67%) DB2
3 5 (41.67%) HBase
3 5 (41.67%) Triplestore
3 5 (41.67%) Sqoop
3 5 (41.67%) RDBMS
4 1 (8.33%) BigTable
4 1 (8.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (8.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 5 (41.67%) Banking
3 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Architect
1 5 (41.67%) Data Architect
1 5 (41.67%) Solutions Architect
1 5 (41.67%) Big Data Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Statistician
3 2 (16.67%) Insight Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Data Scientist
4 1 (8.33%) Big Data Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Data Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Data Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) Web Services
1 5 (41.67%) MLlib
Miscellaneous
1 11 (91.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (41.67%) Economics
2 5 (41.67%) Statistics
2 5 (41.67%) Mathematics
3 4 (33.33%) Psychology
4 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (8.33%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (83.33%) Analytics
3 6 (50.00%) ETL
3 6 (50.00%) MapReduce
4 5 (41.67%) Data Migration
4 5 (41.67%) Open Source
4 5 (41.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 5 (41.67%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (41.67%) Business Development
4 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
4 5 (41.67%) Migration
4 5 (41.67%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (33.33%) Propensity Modelling
5 4 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
6 2 (16.67%) Business Analytics
6 2 (16.67%) Campaign Analysis
6 2 (16.67%) Line Management
7 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
7 1 (8.33%) Data Management
7 1 (8.33%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) Python
3 5 (41.67%) Java
3 5 (41.67%) Perl
3 5 (41.67%) PHP
4 2 (16.67%) VBA
5 1 (8.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Apache Flume
2 1 (8.33%) HDFS
2 1 (8.33%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Informatica
1 6 (50.00%) MicroStrategy
1 6 (50.00%) Cognos
1 6 (50.00%) Talend
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 5 (41.67%) Vertica
2 5 (41.67%) Netezza
2 5 (41.67%) Greenplum
2 5 (41.67%) Teradata
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) Adobe
4 2 (16.67%) Google
5 1 (8.33%) Tableau