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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
R
Rank 465 574 683
Rank change year-on-year
+109 +109
Permanent jobs citing R 499 334 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.33% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.93% 0.61% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 421 293 153
Average salary £50,000 £60,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,309 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%

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
53381 54777 60119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.41% 53.39% 54.95%
Number of salaries quoted 45852 46039 52799
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +101 476 £50,000 -16.66% 74
London +39 335 £56,500 -5.83% 46
City of London +25 79 £65,000 +8.33% 11
South East +13 59 £50,000 - 7
Yorkshire +14 27 £45,000 -50.00% 9
West Yorkshire +20 26 £45,000 -50.00% 8
Surrey - 23 £55,000 - 1
Leeds +21 22 £45,000 -50.00% 7
East of England +7 21 £40,000 - 5
Guildford - 20 £55,000 -
East Midlands - 16 £40,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 15 £40,000 -
Nottingham - 15 £40,000 -
Oxfordshire +9 12 £50,000 +5.26%
Oxford - 10 £50,000 -
Cambridgeshire +3 8 £33,750 -15.62% 4
Berkshire -9 8 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Scotland +3 7 £34,500 -1.42% 2
Cambridge +1 7 £27,500 -34.13% 4
West Midlands -7 7 £52,500 +41.89% 1
Wales -10 7 £31,500 +10.52% 1
South West -12 7 £45,000 -10.00%
Hertfordshire - 7 £60,000 - 1
Reading +2 6 £53,250 +6.50%
Croydon - 6 £24,000 -
Kent - 6 £40,000 - 3
Middlesex - 6 £37,701 -
South Wales - 6 £31,500 - 1
Manchester -9 5 £50,000 +6.38% 2
North West -10 5 £50,000 +13.63% 4

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 573 (60.38%) Analytics
2 425 (44.78%) SQL
3 375 (39.52%) SAS
4 335 (35.30%) Big Data
5 334 (35.19%) Python
6 311 (32.77%) Analytical Skills
7 277 (29.19%) SPSS
8 257 (27.08%) Hadoop
9 255 (26.87%) Business Intelligence
10 248 (26.13%) Degree
11 236 (24.87%) Finance
12 224 (23.60%) MATLAB
13 211 (22.23%) Oracle
14 207 (21.81%) Java
15 204 (21.50%) Mathematics
15 204 (21.50%) Statistics
16 194 (20.44%) Data Mining
17 191 (20.13%) Data Analysis
17 191 (20.13%) Algorithms
18 181 (19.07%) Visualisation
19 170 (17.91%) PhD
20 166 (17.49%) Computer Science
21 163 (17.18%) Marketing
22 141 (14.86%) QlikView
23 136 (14.33%) SQL Server
24 135 (14.23%) Statistical Modelling
25 130 (13.70%) C++
26 122 (12.86%) Data Analytics
27 121 (12.75%) Agile Software Development
28 117 (12.33%) Data Warehouse

R
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 375 (39.52%) SAS
2 63 (6.64%) Apache Pig
3 32 (3.37%) Oracle Coherence
4 19 (2.00%) SharePoint
5 14 (1.48%) Apache Spark
6 13 (1.37%) MS Exchange
7 8 (0.84%) Apache
8 7 (0.74%) IIS
8 7 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.53%) Lync
11 4 (0.42%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.42%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.32%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.21%) Node.js
14 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.11%) WorkSite
14 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
14 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.11%) JBoss
Applications
1 277 (29.19%) SPSS
2 45 (4.74%) MS Excel
3 33 (3.48%) Weka
4 29 (3.06%) MS Office
5 27 (2.85%) Stata
6 25 (2.63%) CPLEX
7 16 (1.69%) Mathematica
8 9 (0.95%) S-PLUS
9 7 (0.74%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.63%) EViews
10 6 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
11 5 (0.53%) FastStats
11 5 (0.53%) LaTeX
12 4 (0.42%) PowerPivot
13 3 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
13 3 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
13 3 (0.32%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 41 (4.32%) Google Analytics
2 19 (2.00%) Oracle Financials
2 19 (2.00%) Oracle General Ledger
2 19 (2.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 19 (2.00%) Oracle Payables
2 19 (2.00%) Oracle Receivables
3 15 (1.58%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (1.16%) Oracle Assets
5 9 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (0.95%) SAP InfiniteInsight
6 8 (0.84%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 8 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
7 7 (0.74%) HFM
7 7 (0.74%) Hyperion Planning
8 3 (0.32%) SiteCatalyst
9 2 (0.21%) WebTrends
10 1 (0.11%) Summit
10 1 (0.11%) SalesLogix
10 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
3 19 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (1.48%) Amazon EMR
5 13 (1.37%) Amazon S3
6 9 (0.95%) GitHub
7 6 (0.63%) SaaS
8 5 (0.53%) Office 365
9 1 (0.11%) Heroku
9 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.74%) Internet
2 18 (1.90%) WAN
3 14 (1.48%) Firewall
4 13 (1.37%) Cisco Nexus
5 10 (1.05%) Wireless
6 9 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (0.63%) MPLS
7 6 (0.63%) LAN
7 6 (0.63%) PBX
8 5 (0.53%) HTTP
8 5 (0.53%) VoIP
8 5 (0.53%) LDAP
8 5 (0.53%) OSPF
8 5 (0.53%) BGP
9 4 (0.42%) WLAN
10 3 (0.32%) DNS
10 3 (0.32%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.32%) SSL
10 3 (0.32%) SAN
11 2 (0.21%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 335 (35.30%) Big Data
2 257 (27.08%) Hadoop
3 194 (20.44%) Data Mining
4 141 (14.86%) QlikView
5 136 (14.33%) SQL Server
6 117 (12.33%) Data Warehouse
7 113 (11.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 74 (7.80%) Apache Hive
9 72 (7.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 70 (7.38%) NoSQL
11 67 (7.06%) Oracle BI EE
12 64 (6.74%) MongoDB
13 60 (6.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 59 (6.22%) Relational Database
15 57 (6.01%) Mahout
16 54 (5.69%) Apache Cassandra
17 31 (3.27%) Clementine
17 31 (3.27%) HBase
18 30 (3.16%) Oracle ODI
19 28 (2.95%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 40 (4.21%) Git (software)
2 26 (2.74%) Jenkins
3 25 (2.63%) Oracle Forms
4 19 (2.00%) Toad
5 13 (1.37%) Maven
5 13 (1.37%) Visual Studio
5 13 (1.37%) Yeoman
6 11 (1.16%) QuickTest Pro
7 10 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 7 (0.74%) Subversion
9 6 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.42%) Talend Open Studio
10 4 (0.42%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.32%) Selenium
11 3 (0.32%) JUnit
11 3 (0.32%) LabVIEW
12 2 (0.21%) JConsole
12 2 (0.21%) Zephyr
12 2 (0.21%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.21%) Mercurial
General
1 236 (24.87%) Finance
2 163 (17.18%) Marketing
3 70 (7.38%) Retail
4 58 (6.11%) Banking
5 27 (2.85%) Telecoms
6 24 (2.53%) Games
7 15 (1.58%) Front Office
7 15 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
8 14 (1.48%) Back Office
9 13 (1.37%) Publishing
10 10 (1.05%) Advertising
11 7 (0.74%) Electronics
12 5 (0.53%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.42%) Law
13 4 (0.42%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.42%) Billing
13 4 (0.42%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.32%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.32%) German Language
14 3 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 252 (26.55%) Analyst
2 228 (24.03%) Data Scientist
3 124 (13.07%) Data Analyst
4 117 (12.33%) Developer
5 81 (8.54%) Consultant
6 62 (6.53%) Architect
7 33 (3.48%) Software Engineer
7 33 (3.48%) Data Modeller
8 27 (2.85%) Business Intelligence Architect
9 26 (2.74%) Business Intelligence Consultant
9 26 (2.74%) Business Analyst
10 24 (2.53%) Insight Analyst
11 22 (2.32%) Junior
11 22 (2.32%) Java Developer
12 21 (2.21%) C++ Developer
13 20 (2.11%) Business Intelligence Manager
13 20 (2.11%) Senior Analyst
13 20 (2.11%) Business Consultant
14 19 (2.00%) Python Developer
14 19 (2.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (4.53%) HTML
2 42 (4.43%) .NET
3 35 (3.69%) CSS
4 34 (3.58%) D3.js
5 28 (2.95%) Pandas
6 25 (2.63%) jQuery
7 24 (2.53%) XML
8 23 (2.42%) Cascading
9 21 (2.21%) HTML5
9 21 (2.21%) SciPy
10 17 (1.79%) CSS3
10 17 (1.79%) Natural Language Processing
11 15 (1.58%) Spring
11 15 (1.58%) REST
12 13 (1.37%) NumPy
12 13 (1.37%) Cascalog
13 12 (1.26%) JSON
14 11 (1.16%) WF
14 11 (1.16%) Spring MVC
14 11 (1.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 311 (32.77%) Analytical Skills
2 204 (21.50%) Mathematics
2 204 (21.50%) Statistics
3 191 (20.13%) Algorithms
4 181 (19.07%) Visualisation
5 166 (17.49%) Computer Science
6 67 (7.06%) Physics
7 53 (5.58%) Open Source
8 52 (5.48%) Artificial Intelligence
9 38 (4.00%) Economics
10 37 (3.90%) Neural Network
11 34 (3.58%) Data Structures
12 31 (3.27%) Data Integration
13 28 (2.95%) Chemistry
14 27 (2.85%) Applied Mathematics
15 25 (2.63%) Social Media
16 22 (2.32%) Credit Risk
17 20 (2.11%) Psychology
18 19 (2.00%) Hedge funds
18 19 (2.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 59 (6.22%) Linux
2 36 (3.79%) Windows
3 35 (3.69%) UNIX
4 11 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (0.53%) CentOS
6 5 (0.53%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.21%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.11%) Android
9 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 573 (60.38%) Analytics
2 255 (26.87%) Business Intelligence
3 191 (20.13%) Data Analysis
4 135 (14.23%) Statistical Modelling
5 122 (12.86%) Data Analytics
6 121 (12.75%) Agile Software Development
7 108 (11.38%) Data Modelling
8 107 (11.28%) Machine Learning
9 106 (11.17%) ETL
10 94 (9.91%) Statistical Analysis
11 73 (7.69%) MapReduce
12 71 (7.48%) Predictive Modelling
13 69 (7.27%) Software Engineering
14 65 (6.85%) Bayesian Methods
15 56 (5.90%) Predictive Analytics
15 56 (5.90%) Project Management
16 45 (4.74%) Data Management
16 45 (4.74%) CRM
17 42 (4.43%) OO
18 40 (4.21%) Campaign Analysis
Programming Languages
1 425 (44.78%) SQL
2 334 (35.19%) Python
3 224 (23.60%) MATLAB
4 207 (21.81%) Java
5 130 (13.70%) C++
6 69 (7.27%) C#
7 65 (6.85%) JavaScript
8 52 (5.48%) VBA
9 49 (5.16%) C
10 46 (4.85%) Scala
11 40 (4.21%) Perl
12 36 (3.79%) Ruby
13 28 (2.95%) Clojure
14 25 (2.63%) T-SQL
15 23 (2.42%) PL/SQL
16 21 (2.21%) PHP
17 17 (1.79%) Bash Shell
18 8 (0.84%) Shell Script
19 6 (0.63%) SPARQL
19 6 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 248 (26.13%) Degree
2 170 (17.91%) PhD
3 22 (2.32%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (1.79%) CCNP
5 14 (1.48%) Security Cleared
6 13 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (1.26%) CCIE
7 12 (1.26%) Postgraduate
8 7 (0.74%) CCNA
9 4 (0.42%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.32%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.21%) VCP5
11 2 (0.21%) NCIE
11 2 (0.21%) MCSE
11 2 (0.21%) MCSA
11 2 (0.21%) CCA
11 2 (0.21%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.11%) OCPJP
12 1 (0.11%) OCMJD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (5.48%) QA
2 9 (0.95%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.63%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.42%) SLA
5 1 (0.11%) Basel II
5 1 (0.11%) EMIR
5 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 14 (1.48%) HDFS
2 13 (1.37%) VirtualBox
3 12 (1.26%) vSphere
4 7 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.74%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.63%) Active Directory
6 5 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.32%) Firmware
7 3 (0.32%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.21%) Docker
8 2 (0.21%) XenApp
8 2 (0.21%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (1.79%) Puppet
1 17 (1.79%) Vagrant
2 5 (0.53%) ZABBIX
3 4 (0.42%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.32%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (0.32%) SCOM
5 2 (0.21%) SCDPM
5 2 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.11%) SCCM
6 1 (0.11%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 211 (22.23%) Oracle
2 104 (10.96%) Tableau
3 88 (9.27%) Business Objects
4 73 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 50 (5.27%) Informatica
6 47 (4.95%) Google
7 31 (3.27%) Ab Initio
8 29 (3.06%) Cisco
9 25 (2.63%) Teradata
10 23 (2.42%) IBM
11 21 (2.21%) HP
11 21 (2.21%) Cognos
12 18 (1.90%) MicroStrategy
12 18 (1.90%) SAP
13 16 (1.69%) Adobe
13 16 (1.69%) Sony
14 14 (1.48%) Netezza
14 14 (1.48%) VMware
15 12 (1.26%) Hyperion
16 11 (1.16%) Omniture
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bens - shares, pens, health+
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bens - shares, pens, health+
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum + Execllent Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Harnham
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £30k - 50k per year + Industry Leading Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum plus car allowance and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Jonathan Garth
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Excellent plus package
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
DataSciences Consulting
Salary: Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Arcus Global Partners
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
SEC Recruitment Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Significant Bonus (£75,000)
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £100000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Jonathan Garth
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Car allowance, Pension, Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago