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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
R
Rank 151 158 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Permanent jobs citing R 3 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.096% 0.15% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.18% 0.27% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 0
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +30.13%
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
1650 1877 1565
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 52.67% 54.85% 54.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1108 1242 990
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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 27 February 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
Edinburgh +3 3 £32,500 -35.00%
R
UK

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 7 (58.33%) Java
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
1 7 (58.33%) Analytics
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Statistics
2 6 (50.00%) Mathematics
3 5 (41.67%) Statistical Analysis
3 5 (41.67%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) Python
4 4 (33.33%) SAS
4 4 (33.33%) CSS
4 4 (33.33%) HTML
4 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 4 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (33.33%) Data Analytics
5 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (25.00%) User Stories
5 3 (25.00%) Campaign Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) Propensity Modelling
5 3 (25.00%) DevOps
5 3 (25.00%) Web Development
5 3 (25.00%) Degree
5 3 (25.00%) Psychology
5 3 (25.00%) Subversion
5 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (25.00%) Economics
5 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) Ruby
5 3 (25.00%) RESTful

R
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4 (33.33%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
1 3 (25.00%) SPSS
2 1 (8.33%) Mathematica
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Heroku
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Hadoop
1 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (25.00%) Subversion
3 1 (8.33%) Maven
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Data Scientist
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Statistician
3 2 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) HTML
1 4 (33.33%) CSS
2 3 (25.00%) RESTful
3 2 (16.67%) Pandas
4 1 (8.33%) Backbone.js
4 1 (8.33%) Spring
4 1 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (8.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Statistics
1 6 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 3 (25.00%) Psychology
2 3 (25.00%) Economics
2 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (8.33%) Open Source
4 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
4 1 (8.33%) Artificial Intelligence
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Analytics
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) Statistical Analysis
4 4 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (33.33%) Data Analytics
5 3 (25.00%) Web Design
5 3 (25.00%) Straight-Through Processing
5 3 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (25.00%) User Stories
5 3 (25.00%) Campaign Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) Propensity Modelling
5 3 (25.00%) DevOps
5 3 (25.00%) Web Development
5 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
6 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Java
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) Python
3 3 (25.00%) MATLAB
3 3 (25.00%) Ruby
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (16.67%) C#
4 2 (16.67%) C++
5 1 (8.33%) Perl
5 1 (8.33%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) VCP4
2 1 (8.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft