The table below looks at the statistics for R skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited R over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
R
Rank 157 170 122
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -48
Permanent jobs citing R 10 6 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.30% 0.16% 1.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.61% 0.31% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 32
Average salary £79,500 £43,750 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+81.71% -5.91%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £55,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +18.27%
R
UK

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

Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1641 1965 1655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 49.82% 53.25% 55.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1005 1275 1088
Average salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £54,200
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

R
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

R Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

R
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

R Salary Trend in Scotland

R
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing R within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +8 7 £79,500 +87.05%
Edinburgh -1 6 £79,500 +76.66%
R
UK

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 16 (72.73%) Business Intelligence
1 16 (72.73%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (68.18%) SAS
2 15 (68.18%) SQL
3 14 (63.64%) Java
3 14 (63.64%) SPSS
4 13 (59.09%) Python
5 11 (50.00%) ETL
5 11 (50.00%) Analytics
6 10 (45.45%) Pentaho
7 9 (40.91%) Mathematics
7 9 (40.91%) Statistics
8 8 (36.36%) Asset Management
8 8 (36.36%) Finance
8 8 (36.36%) Big Data
9 7 (31.82%) Relational Database
9 7 (31.82%) Degree
9 7 (31.82%) Hadoop
9 7 (31.82%) MongoDB
9 7 (31.82%) Cognos
9 7 (31.82%) MicroStrategy
9 7 (31.82%) Linux
10 6 (27.27%) Web Services
10 6 (27.27%) VBA
10 6 (27.27%) Oracle
10 6 (27.27%) Informatica
10 6 (27.27%) RDBMS
10 6 (27.27%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (27.27%) NoSQL
10 6 (27.27%) Apache Hive

R
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 15 (68.18%) SAS
2 6 (27.27%) Apache Pig
3 5 (22.73%) Apache
Applications
1 14 (63.64%) SPSS
2 5 (22.73%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (22.73%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (22.73%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (9.09%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) Pentaho
2 8 (36.36%) Big Data
3 7 (31.82%) Hadoop
3 7 (31.82%) MongoDB
3 7 (31.82%) Relational Database
4 6 (27.27%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (27.27%) NoSQL
4 6 (27.27%) HBase
4 6 (27.27%) Mahout
4 6 (27.27%) RDBMS
4 6 (27.27%) Apache Hive
5 5 (22.73%) Sqoop
5 5 (22.73%) Triplestore
5 5 (22.73%) DB2
5 5 (22.73%) Data Mining
6 4 (18.18%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (4.55%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Architect
1 5 (22.73%) Developer
1 5 (22.73%) Data Architect
1 5 (22.73%) Solutions Architect
1 5 (22.73%) Data Scientist
1 5 (22.73%) Big Data Architect
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Developer
2 4 (18.18%) Applications Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Statistician
4 2 (9.09%) Insight Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Big Data Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Data Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Data Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Designer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Designer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) Web Services
2 5 (22.73%) MLlib
3 4 (18.18%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 16 (72.73%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (40.91%) Statistics
2 9 (40.91%) Mathematics
3 5 (22.73%) Economics
3 5 (22.73%) Computer Science
4 4 (18.18%) Psychology
4 4 (18.18%) Algorithms
4 4 (18.18%) Neural Network
5 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.55%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) UNIX
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (50.00%) ETL
2 11 (50.00%) Analytics
3 8 (36.36%) Asset Management
4 6 (27.27%) MapReduce
5 5 (22.73%) Data Migration
5 5 (22.73%) Open Source
5 5 (22.73%) Predictive Modelling
5 5 (22.73%) Scrum
5 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
5 5 (22.73%) Risk Management
5 5 (22.73%) Migration
5 5 (22.73%) Data Analysis
5 5 (22.73%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (22.73%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (22.73%) Business Development
5 5 (22.73%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (18.18%) Cluster Analysis
6 4 (18.18%) Operations Research
6 4 (18.18%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) SQL
2 14 (63.64%) Java
3 13 (59.09%) Python
4 6 (27.27%) VBA
5 5 (22.73%) Perl
5 5 (22.73%) PHP
5 5 (22.73%) MATLAB
6 1 (4.55%) C++
6 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.55%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Degree
2 5 (22.73%) PhD
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Apache Flume
2 1 (4.55%) HDFS
2 1 (4.55%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.55%) MOM
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Cognos
1 7 (31.82%) MicroStrategy
2 6 (27.27%) Oracle
2 6 (27.27%) Informatica
2 6 (27.27%) Talend
3 5 (22.73%) Vertica
3 5 (22.73%) Netezza
3 5 (22.73%) Greenplum
3 5 (22.73%) Teradata
4 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 2 (9.09%) Adobe
5 2 (9.09%) Google
6 1 (4.55%) IBM
6 1 (4.55%) Tableau