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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
R
Rank 396 518 621
Rank change year-on-year
+122 +103
Permanent jobs citing R 709 444 278
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.38% 0.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.27% 0.74% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 542 380 203
Average salary £55,000 £62,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £88,750 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +7.52%

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
55900 59998 56973
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.19% 51.51% 52.54%
Number of salaries quoted 47623 50833 48860
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +144 688 £55,000 -9.83% 108
London +95 507 £57,500 -11.53% 75
City of London +38 135 £51,500 -26.42% 22
South East +61 61 £49,000 +0.51% 7
Hampshire +41 37 £55,000 +36.39% 2
North West +21 35 £40,000 -27.27% 5
Yorkshire +19 28 £47,750 +56.55% 3
West Yorkshire +18 21 £48,500 +59.01% 2
West Midlands +4 21 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Basingstoke - 21 £57,500 - 1
Manchester +21 20 £62,500 -21.87% 2
East of England +6 19 £40,000 -30.43% 4
East Midlands +15 16 £30,000 -
Nottingham +8 14 £37,500 -
Nottinghamshire +5 14 £37,500 -
Surrey +14 13 £45,000 -25.00% 3
Leeds +16 12 £50,250 +64.75% 1
Scotland +15 12 £79,500 +87.05% 2
Hertfordshire - 10 £40,000 - 1
Birmingham -3 9 £45,000 - 3
Glasgow +17 8 £79,500 +87.05%
Edinburgh +5 7 £79,500 +113.42% 2
Cheshire +3 7 £33,000 -26.66% 2
East Yorkshire - 7 £41,250 - 1
Warwickshire - 7 £55,000 -
Hull - 7 £41,250 - 1
Merseyside +12 6 - - 1
Liverpool +11 6 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +2 6 - - 1
Tyne and Wear -4 6 - - 1

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 925 (66.45%) Analytics
2 749 (53.81%) SQL
3 712 (51.15%) Python
4 642 (46.12%) SAS
5 609 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
6 535 (38.43%) Big Data
7 477 (34.27%) Degree
8 473 (33.98%) Hadoop
9 442 (31.75%) Business Intelligence
10 430 (30.89%) SPSS
11 378 (27.16%) Visualisation
12 372 (26.72%) Statistics
13 352 (25.29%) Finance
14 345 (24.78%) Mathematics
15 329 (23.64%) MATLAB
16 318 (22.84%) Java
17 307 (22.05%) Tableau
18 288 (20.69%) Data Analysis
19 282 (20.26%) Data Mining
20 262 (18.82%) Marketing
21 242 (17.39%) QlikView
22 236 (16.95%) Computer Science
23 214 (15.37%) Agile Software Development
24 202 (14.51%) Algorithms
25 200 (14.37%) Apache Hive
26 195 (14.01%) Oracle
27 191 (13.72%) NoSQL
28 188 (13.51%) Data Analytics
29 183 (13.15%) Machine Learning
30 176 (12.64%) Statistical Modelling

R
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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
1 642 (46.12%) SAS
2 163 (11.71%) Apache Pig
3 103 (7.40%) Apache Spark
4 59 (4.24%) Apache
5 26 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
6 20 (1.44%) SharePoint
7 7 (0.50%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.36%) ArcGIS
9 4 (0.29%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.29%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.22%) Node.js
10 3 (0.22%) GlassFish
10 3 (0.22%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.14%) IIS
12 1 (0.072%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 430 (30.89%) SPSS
2 70 (5.03%) MS Excel
3 66 (4.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 45 (3.23%) MS Office
5 26 (1.87%) Mathematica
6 21 (1.51%) Weka
7 19 (1.36%) CPLEX
8 18 (1.29%) GNU Octave
9 13 (0.93%) PowerPivot
10 8 (0.57%) S-PLUS
10 8 (0.57%) Stata
11 6 (0.43%) FastStats
12 5 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
13 4 (0.29%) Gephi
14 2 (0.14%) MS Visio
15 1 (0.072%) Vensim
15 1 (0.072%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 14 (1.01%) SAP InfiniteInsight
1 14 (1.01%) Unica
2 9 (0.65%) Hyperion Planning
2 9 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (0.50%) HFM
5 4 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.29%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.14%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.072%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 128 (9.20%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (5.10%) Amazon EMR
3 66 (4.74%) Amazon EC2
4 51 (3.66%) Cloud Computing
5 49 (3.52%) Google Analytics
6 41 (2.95%) Microsoft Azure
7 34 (2.44%) Amazon S3
8 8 (0.57%) SaaS
8 8 (0.57%) Adobe Analytics
9 6 (0.43%) Azure Machine Learning
10 4 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.14%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 2 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.14%) GitHub
12 2 (0.14%) IaaS
12 2 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.15%) Internet
2 14 (1.01%) Broadband
3 10 (0.72%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.50%) LAN
5 6 (0.43%) VoIP
5 6 (0.43%) Ethernet
5 6 (0.43%) Wireless
5 6 (0.43%) Structured Cabling
6 4 (0.29%) DAB
6 4 (0.29%) 4G
6 4 (0.29%) WAN
7 3 (0.22%) DHCP
7 3 (0.22%) DNS
8 2 (0.14%) MPLS
8 2 (0.14%) OSPF
8 2 (0.14%) BGP-4
8 2 (0.14%) SS7
8 2 (0.14%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.14%) ADSL2+
9 1 (0.072%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 535 (38.43%) Big Data
2 473 (33.98%) Hadoop
3 282 (20.26%) Data Mining
4 242 (17.39%) QlikView
5 200 (14.37%) Apache Hive
6 191 (13.72%) NoSQL
7 169 (12.14%) Data Warehouse
8 151 (10.85%) MongoDB
9 129 (9.27%) SQL Server
10 116 (8.33%) Relational Database
11 106 (7.61%) Mahout
12 81 (5.82%) Apache Cassandra
13 80 (5.75%) BusinessObjects
14 78 (5.60%) HBase
15 76 (5.46%) Pentaho
16 69 (4.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 63 (4.53%) Spotfire
18 61 (4.38%) MySQL
19 55 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
20 53 (3.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 53 (3.81%) Talend Open Studio
2 50 (3.59%) Git (software)
3 43 (3.09%) Jenkins
4 29 (2.08%) Yeoman
5 13 (0.93%) Visual Studio
6 10 (0.72%) Toad
7 5 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
7 5 (0.36%) PhantomJS
8 4 (0.29%) Grunt
8 4 (0.29%) JUnit
8 4 (0.29%) gulp
9 3 (0.22%) Maven
9 3 (0.22%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.072%) Hudson
10 1 (0.072%) GCC
10 1 (0.072%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.072%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.072%) Subversion
10 1 (0.072%) Eclipse
General
1 352 (25.29%) Finance
2 262 (18.82%) Marketing
3 159 (11.42%) Retail
4 98 (7.04%) Banking
5 93 (6.68%) Telecoms
6 27 (1.94%) Games
7 26 (1.87%) Legal
7 26 (1.87%) Advertising
8 20 (1.44%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.01%) Electronics
9 14 (1.01%) French Language
10 13 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
10 13 (0.93%) Publishing
11 12 (0.86%) Investment Banking
12 11 (0.79%) Financial Institution
12 11 (0.79%) Automotive
13 10 (0.72%) Back Office
13 10 (0.72%) Multimedia
14 9 (0.65%) Front Office
15 5 (0.36%) German Language
Job Titles
1 443 (31.82%) Data Scientist
2 327 (23.49%) Analyst
3 168 (12.07%) Developer
4 167 (12.00%) Data Analyst
5 142 (10.20%) Consultant
6 109 (7.83%) Architect
7 74 (5.32%) Data Architect
8 61 (4.38%) Senior Analyst
9 57 (4.09%) Big Data Architect
10 50 (3.59%) Software Engineer
11 46 (3.30%) Data Consultant
12 45 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
12 45 (3.23%) Data Manager
12 45 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 44 (3.16%) Insight Analyst
14 36 (2.59%) Business Intelligence Consultant
14 36 (2.59%) Junior
14 36 (2.59%) Business Analyst
15 31 (2.23%) Software Developer
16 29 (2.08%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (6.11%) .NET
2 78 (5.60%) D3.js
3 69 (4.96%) Web Services
4 52 (3.74%) HTML
5 51 (3.66%) SciPy
6 49 (3.52%) Natural Language Processing
7 46 (3.30%) Pandas
8 45 (3.23%) MLlib
9 40 (2.87%) NumPy
10 37 (2.66%) scikit-learn
11 29 (2.08%) Cascalog
12 27 (1.94%) ASP.NET
13 25 (1.80%) AngularJS
14 24 (1.72%) CSS
15 22 (1.58%) XML
16 19 (1.36%) Middleware
17 17 (1.22%) RabbitMQ
17 17 (1.22%) HTML5
18 15 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC
19 13 (0.93%) Matplotlib
Miscellaneous
1 609 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
2 378 (27.16%) Visualisation
3 372 (26.72%) Statistics
4 345 (24.78%) Mathematics
5 236 (16.95%) Computer Science
6 202 (14.51%) Algorithms
7 78 (5.60%) Physics
8 66 (4.74%) Neural Network
9 62 (4.45%) Economics
10 60 (4.31%) Social Media
11 53 (3.81%) Management Information System
12 44 (3.16%) Artificial Intelligence
13 43 (3.09%) Data Integration
14 40 (2.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 34 (2.44%) Data Structures
16 32 (2.30%) Applied Mathematics
16 32 (2.30%) Digital Media
17 31 (2.23%) Data Extraction
18 30 (2.16%) Derivative
19 27 (1.94%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 110 (7.90%) Linux
2 47 (3.38%) UNIX
3 34 (2.44%) Windows
4 6 (0.43%) Android
4 6 (0.43%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.072%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.072%) Solaris
6 1 (0.072%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 925 (66.45%) Analytics
2 442 (31.75%) Business Intelligence
3 288 (20.69%) Data Analysis
4 214 (15.37%) Agile Software Development
5 188 (13.51%) Data Analytics
6 183 (13.15%) Machine Learning
7 176 (12.64%) Statistical Modelling
7 176 (12.64%) ETL
8 173 (12.43%) Statistical Analysis
9 150 (10.78%) Data Modelling
10 145 (10.42%) Open Source
11 124 (8.91%) Predictive Analytics
12 120 (8.62%) Predictive Modelling
13 112 (8.05%) Data Visualisation
14 109 (7.83%) MapReduce
15 94 (6.75%) Software Engineering
16 91 (6.54%) Information Management
17 79 (5.68%) Business Development
18 77 (5.53%) Data Management
19 71 (5.10%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 749 (53.81%) SQL
2 712 (51.15%) Python
3 329 (23.64%) MATLAB
4 318 (22.84%) Java
5 171 (12.28%) C++
6 138 (9.91%) VBA
7 125 (8.98%) C#
8 111 (7.97%) Scala
9 94 (6.75%) Perl
10 91 (6.54%) JavaScript
11 69 (4.96%) Ruby
12 51 (3.66%) PHP
13 44 (3.16%) Clojure
14 37 (2.66%) PL/SQL
15 35 (2.51%) Bash Shell
16 27 (1.94%) C
17 26 (1.87%) T-SQL
18 11 (0.79%) Groovy
19 10 (0.72%) Shell Script
20 9 (0.65%) Go
Qualifications
1 477 (34.27%) Degree
2 169 (12.14%) PhD
3 25 (1.80%) Security Cleared
4 16 (1.15%) Postgraduate
5 10 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.50%) MBA
7 6 (0.43%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.29%) CIMA
9 3 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.22%) CCNP
10 2 (0.14%) CISSP
10 2 (0.14%) PMP
10 2 (0.14%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.072%) CISA
11 1 (0.072%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.072%) CCIE
11 1 (0.072%) CCNA
11 1 (0.072%) CCDP
11 1 (0.072%) ISEB
11 1 (0.072%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.30%) QA
2 23 (1.65%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.36%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.29%) SLA
4 4 (0.29%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.072%) TickIT
6 1 (0.072%) MiFID
6 1 (0.072%) Basel III
6 1 (0.072%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.072%) EMIR
6 1 (0.072%) CRD IV
System Software
1 48 (3.45%) Apache Flume
2 29 (2.08%) VirtualBox
3 23 (1.65%) HDFS
4 10 (0.72%) Docker
5 8 (0.57%) GPFS
6 6 (0.43%) Active Directory
7 4 (0.29%) Xen
7 4 (0.29%) KVM
7 4 (0.29%) LXC
7 4 (0.29%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 3 (0.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 51 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
2 29 (2.08%) Vagrant
3 15 (1.08%) StatsD
4 14 (1.01%) OPNET
5 11 (0.79%) logstash
6 9 (0.65%) Mesos
7 6 (0.43%) Ansible
8 4 (0.29%) Puppet
9 2 (0.14%) MOM
10 1 (0.072%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.072%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.072%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.072%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.072%) Windows Intune
10 1 (0.072%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.072%) SCCM
10 1 (0.072%) SCOM
Vendors
1 307 (22.05%) Tableau
2 195 (14.01%) Oracle
3 130 (9.34%) Microsoft
4 100 (7.18%) Cognos
5 84 (6.03%) IBM
6 83 (5.96%) Informatica
7 69 (4.96%) Teradata
8 67 (4.81%) MicroStrategy
9 65 (4.67%) Google
10 64 (4.60%) Netezza
11 53 (3.81%) Talend
12 43 (3.09%) Vertica
13 36 (2.59%) SAP
14 32 (2.30%) Greenplum
15 28 (2.01%) Cloudera
15 28 (2.01%) Alteryx
16 26 (1.87%) Alterian
17 23 (1.65%) Ab Initio
18 20 (1.44%) Hyperion
19 18 (1.29%) Cognizant
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Bristol Area
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Guildford, Surrey
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Greater Manchester
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Salary: £35k - £60k plus attractive benefits and extensive career progression
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City, London
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £50k - £60k plus performance bonus
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Salary: £35k - £60k plus benefits.
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Hull, North Humberside
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