The table below looks at the statistics for R skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 460 543 674
Rank change year-on-year
+83 +131
Permanent jobs citing R 532 385 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.37% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.98% 0.69% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 444 345 149
Average salary £52,500 £60,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,700 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £81,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +30.13%

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

Programming Languages Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
54061 55774 58093
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.51% 52.94% 54.21%
Number of salaries quoted 46199 46664 50437
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £63,750 £67,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

R
Jobs Demand Trend

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

R Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

R
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing R within the UK.

R Salary Trend in the UK

R
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing R over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 within the UK.

R Salary Histogram in the UK

R
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing R within the UK 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
England +80 516 £52,500 -12.50% 73
London +19 365 £57,500 -4.16% 56
City of London +32 94 £60,000 - 19
South East +14 49 £50,000 - 8
Yorkshire +37 38 £45,000 -50.00% 3
West Yorkshire +35 38 £45,000 -50.00% 1
Leeds +28 37 £45,000 -50.00% 1
Surrey - 22 £55,000 - 2
West Midlands +3 21 £52,500 +45.83%
East of England +9 18 £39,282 -12.70% 2
East Midlands - 16 £40,000 - 3
Guildford - 16 £45,000 -
Nottingham - 15 £40,000 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 15 £40,000 - 2
Warwickshire - 13 £52,500 -
Cambridgeshire +7 9 £38,564 -9.26% 2
South West -8 9 £42,000 -
Cambridge +6 8 £38,564 -14.30% 2
Suffolk +2 6 £37,500 -28.57%
Ipswich +1 6 £37,500 -28.57%
Hampshire -21 6 £65,000 +30.00% 2
Middlesex - 6 £37,701 -
Croydon - 6 £24,000 -
Birmingham - 6 £57,500 -
Devon - 6 £39,000 -
Berkshire - 6 £53,250 - 1
Reading - 6 £53,250 -
North West -4 5 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Kent - 5 £40,000 - 3
Wales -20 4 £32,500 +14.03%

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 615 (60.89%) Analytics
2 462 (45.74%) SQL
3 388 (38.42%) SAS
4 370 (36.63%) Python
5 355 (35.15%) Big Data
6 352 (34.85%) Analytical Skills
7 303 (30.00%) SPSS
8 281 (27.82%) Business Intelligence
9 279 (27.62%) Hadoop
10 259 (25.64%) Degree
11 254 (25.15%) MATLAB
12 252 (24.95%) Finance
13 224 (22.18%) Visualisation
14 222 (21.98%) Statistics
15 219 (21.68%) Mathematics
16 216 (21.39%) Data Analysis
17 215 (21.29%) Java
18 213 (21.09%) Data Mining
19 205 (20.30%) Oracle
20 199 (19.70%) Algorithms
21 190 (18.81%) PhD
22 182 (18.02%) Marketing
23 164 (16.24%) QlikView
24 160 (15.84%) Statistical Modelling
24 160 (15.84%) Computer Science
25 140 (13.86%) Tableau
26 135 (13.37%) SQL Server
27 133 (13.17%) Data Modelling
28 128 (12.67%) Data Analytics
29 127 (12.57%) Agile Software Development

R
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 388 (38.42%) SAS
2 71 (7.03%) Apache Pig
3 32 (3.17%) Oracle Coherence
4 25 (2.48%) Apache Spark
5 22 (2.18%) SharePoint
6 14 (1.39%) MS Exchange
7 8 (0.79%) Apache
7 8 (0.79%) OpenStack
8 7 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (0.69%) IIS
9 5 (0.50%) Lync
9 5 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.40%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.20%) Node.js
11 2 (0.20%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.099%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.099%) JBoss
12 1 (0.099%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.099%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.099%) WorkSite
Applications
1 303 (30.00%) SPSS
2 42 (4.16%) MS Excel
3 36 (3.56%) Weka
4 31 (3.07%) MS Office
5 25 (2.48%) CPLEX
6 24 (2.38%) Stata
7 17 (1.68%) Mathematica
8 8 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
9 7 (0.69%) FastStats
9 7 (0.69%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.69%) S-PLUS
10 6 (0.59%) EViews
10 6 (0.59%) LaTeX
11 4 (0.40%) PowerPivot
12 3 (0.30%) Gephi
12 3 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.099%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 49 (4.85%) Google Analytics
2 16 (1.58%) Oracle Financials
2 16 (1.58%) Oracle General Ledger
2 16 (1.58%) Oracle EBS R12
2 16 (1.58%) Oracle Payables
2 16 (1.58%) Oracle Receivables
3 15 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.89%) SAP InfiniteInsight
5 8 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (0.79%) Oracle Assets
5 8 (0.79%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 7 (0.69%) HFM
6 7 (0.69%) Hyperion Planning
7 5 (0.50%) SiteCatalyst
8 3 (0.30%) WebTrends
9 2 (0.20%) SalesLogix
10 1 (0.099%) Summit
10 1 (0.099%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 29 (2.87%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (2.57%) Amazon EC2
3 25 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (1.98%) Amazon EMR
5 18 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (1.78%) Amazon S3
6 6 (0.59%) SaaS
7 5 (0.50%) Office 365
7 5 (0.50%) GitHub
8 2 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.099%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.099%) Route 53
9 1 (0.099%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.08%) Internet
2 19 (1.88%) WAN
3 14 (1.39%) Cisco Nexus
4 13 (1.29%) Firewall
5 11 (1.09%) Wireless
6 10 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (0.69%) MPLS
8 6 (0.59%) OSPF
8 6 (0.59%) LAN
8 6 (0.59%) PBX
9 5 (0.50%) VoIP
9 5 (0.50%) LDAP
9 5 (0.50%) BGP
10 4 (0.40%) HTTP
10 4 (0.40%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.30%) WLAN
11 3 (0.30%) DNS
11 3 (0.30%) SSL
11 3 (0.30%) SAN
12 2 (0.20%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 355 (35.15%) Big Data
2 279 (27.62%) Hadoop
3 213 (21.09%) Data Mining
4 164 (16.24%) QlikView
5 135 (13.37%) SQL Server
6 113 (11.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 109 (10.79%) Data Warehouse
8 90 (8.91%) Apache Hive
9 80 (7.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 76 (7.52%) Oracle BI EE
10 76 (7.52%) NoSQL
11 73 (7.23%) MongoDB
12 66 (6.53%) Mahout
12 66 (6.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 63 (6.24%) Relational Database
14 59 (5.84%) Apache Cassandra
15 37 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
16 36 (3.56%) Spotfire
17 31 (3.07%) Clementine
17 31 (3.07%) HBase
Development Applications
1 33 (3.27%) Git (software)
2 27 (2.67%) Jenkins
3 23 (2.28%) Oracle Forms
4 17 (1.68%) Toad
5 15 (1.49%) Yeoman
6 14 (1.39%) Visual Studio
7 10 (0.99%) Maven
8 9 (0.89%) QuickTest Pro
9 7 (0.69%) Subversion
9 7 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 7 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.40%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.30%) LabVIEW
11 3 (0.30%) JUnit
11 3 (0.30%) Talend Open Studio
12 2 (0.20%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.20%) Zephyr
12 2 (0.20%) JBehave
12 2 (0.20%) WebDriver
12 2 (0.20%) Cucumber
General
1 252 (24.95%) Finance
2 182 (18.02%) Marketing
3 63 (6.24%) Retail
4 54 (5.35%) Banking
5 31 (3.07%) Telecoms
6 29 (2.87%) Games
7 16 (1.58%) Front Office
8 14 (1.39%) Back Office
8 14 (1.39%) Advertising
9 11 (1.09%) Publishing
10 9 (0.89%) Electronics
11 8 (0.79%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.59%) Online Betting
13 5 (0.50%) Law
13 5 (0.50%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.40%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.40%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.40%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.30%) German Language
Job Titles
1 290 (28.71%) Analyst
2 265 (26.24%) Data Scientist
3 144 (14.26%) Data Analyst
4 100 (9.90%) Developer
5 90 (8.91%) Consultant
6 68 (6.73%) Architect
7 39 (3.86%) Software Engineer
8 35 (3.47%) Senior Analyst
9 33 (3.27%) Business Analyst
9 33 (3.27%) Data Modeller
10 31 (3.07%) Insight Analyst
11 29 (2.87%) Business Intelligence Consultant
12 26 (2.57%) Business Intelligence Architect
13 25 (2.48%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 23 (2.28%) Junior
14 23 (2.28%) C++ Developer
15 22 (2.18%) Business Consultant
16 21 (2.08%) Business Intelligence Manager
17 19 (1.88%) Data Architect
18 18 (1.78%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (4.46%) HTML
2 38 (3.76%) .NET
2 38 (3.76%) D3.js
3 32 (3.17%) Pandas
4 31 (3.07%) CSS
5 28 (2.77%) SciPy
6 27 (2.67%) Cascading
7 25 (2.48%) XML
8 23 (2.28%) jQuery
9 22 (2.18%) Natural Language Processing
10 20 (1.98%) HTML5
11 17 (1.68%) NumPy
12 16 (1.58%) Web Services
13 15 (1.49%) Cascalog
14 14 (1.39%) REST
15 12 (1.19%) CSS3
15 12 (1.19%) Flash
15 12 (1.19%) Spring
16 11 (1.09%) Matplotlib
17 10 (0.99%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 352 (34.85%) Analytical Skills
2 224 (22.18%) Visualisation
3 222 (21.98%) Statistics
4 219 (21.68%) Mathematics
5 199 (19.70%) Algorithms
6 160 (15.84%) Computer Science
7 67 (6.63%) Artificial Intelligence
8 66 (6.53%) Open Source
9 59 (5.84%) Physics
10 41 (4.06%) Neural Network
11 39 (3.86%) Economics
12 34 (3.37%) Data Structures
13 29 (2.87%) Credit Risk
14 26 (2.57%) Data Integration
14 26 (2.57%) Chemistry
15 25 (2.48%) Social Media
16 23 (2.28%) Applied Mathematics
16 23 (2.28%) Informatics
17 20 (1.98%) Mobile App
18 19 (1.88%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 61 (6.04%) Linux
2 37 (3.66%) Windows
3 34 (3.37%) UNIX
4 12 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (0.50%) CentOS
6 5 (0.50%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.20%) Android
8 2 (0.20%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.099%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.099%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.099%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.099%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 615 (60.89%) Analytics
2 281 (27.82%) Business Intelligence
3 216 (21.39%) Data Analysis
4 160 (15.84%) Statistical Modelling
5 133 (13.17%) Data Modelling
6 128 (12.67%) Data Analytics
7 127 (12.57%) Agile Software Development
8 119 (11.78%) Machine Learning
9 113 (11.19%) Statistical Analysis
10 102 (10.10%) ETL
11 90 (8.91%) MapReduce
12 85 (8.42%) Predictive Modelling
13 72 (7.13%) Bayesian Methods
14 66 (6.53%) Predictive Analytics
15 62 (6.14%) Software Engineering
16 57 (5.64%) Project Management
17 48 (4.75%) Data Management
18 45 (4.46%) Time Series Analysis
18 45 (4.46%) Line Management
19 42 (4.16%) Campaign Analysis
Programming Languages
1 462 (45.74%) SQL
2 370 (36.63%) Python
3 254 (25.15%) MATLAB
4 215 (21.29%) Java
5 123 (12.18%) C++
6 66 (6.53%) VBA
7 58 (5.74%) C#
7 58 (5.74%) JavaScript
7 58 (5.74%) Scala
8 52 (5.15%) C
9 47 (4.65%) Perl
10 41 (4.06%) Ruby
11 32 (3.17%) Clojure
12 22 (2.18%) PHP
13 21 (2.08%) Bash Shell
14 19 (1.88%) PL/SQL
15 17 (1.68%) T-SQL
16 8 (0.79%) Golang
16 8 (0.79%) Shell Script
17 7 (0.69%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 259 (25.64%) Degree
2 190 (18.81%) PhD
3 23 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (1.78%) CCNP
5 17 (1.68%) VCP4
6 13 (1.29%) CCIE
6 13 (1.29%) Postgraduate
6 13 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (1.09%) Security Cleared
8 7 (0.69%) CCNA
9 3 (0.30%) CISSP
9 3 (0.30%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.20%) NCIE
10 2 (0.20%) VCP5
10 2 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.20%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.20%) MBA
10 2 (0.20%) CCA
10 2 (0.20%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.20%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (6.24%) QA
2 6 (0.59%) Data Quality
2 6 (0.59%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.40%) SLA
4 1 (0.099%) Basel II
4 1 (0.099%) EMIR
4 1 (0.099%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 21 (2.08%) HDFS
2 15 (1.49%) VirtualBox
3 11 (1.09%) vSphere
4 7 (0.69%) Docker
4 7 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.69%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.59%) Active Directory
6 5 (0.50%) Xen
6 5 (0.50%) KVM
6 5 (0.50%) LXC
6 5 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.30%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.30%) Firmware
8 2 (0.20%) XenApp
8 2 (0.20%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.099%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.099%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (1.49%) Vagrant
2 12 (1.19%) Puppet
3 5 (0.50%) ZABBIX
3 5 (0.50%) Mesos
4 4 (0.40%) Backup Exec
4 4 (0.40%) SCOM
5 3 (0.30%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.20%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.20%) SCCM
7 1 (0.099%) OPNET
7 1 (0.099%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 205 (20.30%) Oracle
2 140 (13.86%) Tableau
3 87 (8.61%) Microsoft
4 84 (8.32%) Business Objects
5 58 (5.74%) Google
6 49 (4.85%) Informatica
7 31 (3.07%) Cisco
8 29 (2.87%) Ab Initio
9 26 (2.57%) Teradata
9 26 (2.57%) IBM
10 22 (2.18%) Cognos
11 21 (2.08%) MicroStrategy
12 20 (1.98%) Netezza
13 19 (1.88%) Adobe
14 18 (1.78%) HP
15 16 (1.58%) SAP
15 16 (1.58%) Sony
15 16 (1.58%) Omniture
16 13 (1.29%) VMware
17 10 (0.99%) Splunk
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Salt
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Plus Benifits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + OTE
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £80000 - £95000 per annum + Car allowance, Pension, Bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Salt
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Circle Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus performance bonus + pension + h
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + share options
Posted: Yesterday
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Fantastic benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Maidstone, Kent
Fuel Recruitment
Salary: Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Cielo Talent - Nice
Posted: 2 days ago
London
SEC Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Profile 29 Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harnham
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Salt
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago