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

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
R
Rank 406 493 701
Rank change year-on-year
+87 +208
Permanent jobs citing R 659 525 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.44% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.16% 0.84% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 522 446 149
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,643 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £86,250 £84,250 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +11.84%

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
56578 62406 58951
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.01% 52.56% 53.35%
Number of salaries quoted 48099 52693 50617
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 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

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 April 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 April 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 +68 636 £55,000 -4.34% 116
London +30 462 £57,500 -4.16% 86
City of London +46 117 £55,000 -13.72% 15
South East +32 59 £45,000 +5.88% 13
West Midlands +7 39 £52,500 +23.52% 1
Yorkshire +43 30 £35,000 - 4
West Yorkshire +29 30 £35,000 +66.66% 3
Leeds - 30 £35,000 - 3
Warwickshire +7 25 £52,500 +23.52%
North West +24 21 £55,000 -38.88% 2
South West - 20 £35,000 - 4
Surrey - 20 £45,000 - 2
Guildford - 12 £45,000 -
East of England +20 11 £38,564 -26.54% 4
Bristol - 11 £49,500 - 1
Hampshire -11 10 £65,000 +30.00% 3
Cambridgeshire +16 9 £35,532 -40.78% 3
Warwick - 9 £52,500 -
Birmingham - 9 £33,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 - -
Liverpool - 8 - -
Tyne and Wear - 8 - -
Merseyside - 8 - -
North East - 8 - -
East Midlands +17 7 £40,000 - 1
Manchester +13 7 £55,000 -38.88% 1
East Sussex -18 7 £35,000 -
Kent - 7 £37,000 - 2
Cambridge +17 6 £38,564 -35.72%
Scotland +13 6 £34,000 +30.76% 3

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 725 (62.82%) Analytics
2 595 (51.56%) SQL
3 506 (43.85%) Python
4 486 (42.11%) SAS
5 475 (41.16%) Analytical Skills
6 436 (37.78%) Big Data
7 365 (31.63%) Degree
8 353 (30.59%) SPSS
9 348 (30.16%) Hadoop
10 336 (29.12%) Business Intelligence
11 318 (27.56%) MATLAB
12 295 (25.56%) Visualisation
13 284 (24.61%) Finance
14 272 (23.57%) Statistics
15 257 (22.27%) Mathematics
16 241 (20.88%) Data Analysis
17 235 (20.36%) Java
18 223 (19.32%) Tableau
19 217 (18.80%) Data Mining
20 213 (18.46%) Marketing
21 206 (17.85%) QlikView
22 200 (17.33%) Computer Science
23 198 (17.16%) Oracle
24 197 (17.07%) Algorithms
25 190 (16.46%) PhD
26 166 (14.38%) Data Modelling
26 166 (14.38%) Data Analytics
27 158 (13.69%) Statistical Modelling
28 153 (13.26%) SQL Server
29 140 (12.13%) Agile Software Development

R
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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
1 486 (42.11%) SAS
2 112 (9.71%) Apache Pig
3 57 (4.94%) Apache Spark
4 28 (2.43%) SharePoint
5 24 (2.08%) Apache
6 16 (1.39%) Oracle Coherence
7 14 (1.21%) MS Exchange
8 7 (0.61%) OpenStack
8 7 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.52%) IIS
10 5 (0.43%) Lync
11 4 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.26%) Node.js
12 3 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.17%) ArcGIS
14 1 (0.087%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.087%) JBoss
14 1 (0.087%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.087%) GlassFish
14 1 (0.087%) WorkSite
Applications
1 353 (30.59%) SPSS
2 54 (4.68%) MS Excel
3 39 (3.38%) MS Office
4 26 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 24 (2.08%) Weka
6 23 (1.99%) Mathematica
7 20 (1.73%) Stata
8 18 (1.56%) CPLEX
9 9 (0.78%) GNU Octave
10 7 (0.61%) FastStats
11 6 (0.52%) Gephi
11 6 (0.52%) EViews
11 6 (0.52%) LaTeX
12 5 (0.43%) S-PLUS
13 1 (0.087%) MS Visio
13 1 (0.087%) Vensim
13 1 (0.087%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 14 (1.21%) Oracle Financials
2 13 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.87%) SAP InfiniteInsight
3 10 (0.87%) Unica
3 10 (0.87%) Oracle General Ledger
4 8 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
4 8 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
4 8 (0.69%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 8 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.43%) HFM
5 5 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.43%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.17%) Infor CRM
6 2 (0.17%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.17%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.087%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.087%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 75 (6.50%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (3.73%) Amazon EC2
3 40 (3.47%) Amazon EMR
4 33 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 32 (2.77%) Google Analytics
6 30 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
7 27 (2.34%) Amazon S3
8 8 (0.69%) SaaS
9 7 (0.61%) Adobe Analytics
10 5 (0.43%) Office 365
11 3 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 1 (0.087%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.087%) Heroku
13 1 (0.087%) Route 53
13 1 (0.087%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.47%) Internet
2 16 (1.39%) WAN
3 14 (1.21%) Wireless
4 11 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (0.95%) Cisco Nexus
5 10 (0.87%) Broadband
6 7 (0.61%) LAN
6 7 (0.61%) MPLS
6 7 (0.61%) Firewall
7 6 (0.52%) Structured Cabling
7 6 (0.52%) PBX
7 6 (0.52%) VoIP
8 4 (0.35%) 4G
8 4 (0.35%) DAB
9 3 (0.26%) OSPF
9 3 (0.26%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.26%) SAN
10 2 (0.17%) HTTP
10 2 (0.17%) DNS
10 2 (0.17%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 436 (37.78%) Big Data
2 348 (30.16%) Hadoop
3 217 (18.80%) Data Mining
4 206 (17.85%) QlikView
5 153 (13.26%) SQL Server
6 136 (11.79%) Apache Hive
7 132 (11.44%) Data Warehouse
8 124 (10.75%) NoSQL
9 108 (9.36%) MongoDB
9 108 (9.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 94 (8.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 72 (6.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 70 (6.07%) Oracle BI EE
13 69 (5.98%) Relational Database
14 67 (5.81%) Mahout
15 59 (5.11%) Apache Cassandra
16 49 (4.25%) HBase
17 42 (3.64%) Spotfire
17 42 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
18 41 (3.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 34 (2.95%) Git (software)
2 29 (2.51%) Jenkins
3 23 (1.99%) Yeoman
4 21 (1.82%) Visual Studio
5 17 (1.47%) Talend Open Studio
6 15 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
7 12 (1.04%) Toad
8 7 (0.61%) Subversion
8 7 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 7 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (0.35%) QuickTest Pro
10 4 (0.35%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.26%) LabVIEW
11 3 (0.26%) JUnit
12 2 (0.17%) JIRA
12 2 (0.17%) Selenium
12 2 (0.17%) Firebug
12 2 (0.17%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.17%) JBehave
General
1 284 (24.61%) Finance
2 213 (18.46%) Marketing
3 100 (8.67%) Retail
4 68 (5.89%) Banking
5 59 (5.11%) Telecoms
6 32 (2.77%) Games
7 19 (1.65%) Advertising
8 18 (1.56%) Back Office
9 17 (1.47%) Front Office
10 13 (1.13%) Legal
11 12 (1.04%) Electronics
12 11 (0.95%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.61%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.61%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.52%) Online Betting
15 4 (0.35%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.35%) Law
16 3 (0.26%) Japanese Language
17 2 (0.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 339 (29.38%) Data Scientist
2 320 (27.73%) Analyst
3 170 (14.73%) Data Analyst
4 118 (10.23%) Consultant
5 104 (9.01%) Developer
6 92 (7.97%) Architect
7 55 (4.77%) Senior Analyst
8 47 (4.07%) Software Engineer
9 43 (3.73%) Data Architect
10 40 (3.47%) Business Analyst
11 38 (3.29%) Business Intelligence Consultant
12 36 (3.12%) Big Data Architect
12 36 (3.12%) Insight Analyst
13 35 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 31 (2.69%) Data Consultant
15 30 (2.60%) Junior
16 26 (2.25%) Software Developer
17 25 (2.17%) Business Consultant
18 24 (2.08%) Business Intelligence Architect
19 23 (1.99%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (6.41%) .NET
2 56 (4.85%) D3.js
3 42 (3.64%) SciPy
3 42 (3.64%) Pandas
4 38 (3.29%) HTML
5 36 (3.12%) Web Services
6 35 (3.03%) scikit-learn
7 31 (2.69%) Natural Language Processing
8 30 (2.60%) NumPy
9 26 (2.25%) XML
9 26 (2.25%) CSS
10 23 (1.99%) Cascalog
11 22 (1.91%) Cascading
12 20 (1.73%) ASP.NET
12 20 (1.73%) HTML5
13 16 (1.39%) Matplotlib
13 16 (1.39%) jQuery
13 16 (1.39%) WinForms
14 14 (1.21%) .NET Framework
14 14 (1.21%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 475 (41.16%) Analytical Skills
2 295 (25.56%) Visualisation
3 272 (23.57%) Statistics
4 257 (22.27%) Mathematics
5 200 (17.33%) Computer Science
6 197 (17.07%) Algorithms
7 93 (8.06%) Open Source
8 71 (6.15%) Artificial Intelligence
9 56 (4.85%) Economics
10 54 (4.68%) Physics
11 53 (4.59%) Neural Network
12 35 (3.03%) Data Structures
13 34 (2.95%) Social Media
14 29 (2.51%) Credit Risk
14 29 (2.51%) Management Information System
15 28 (2.43%) Applied Mathematics
15 28 (2.43%) Mobile App
16 26 (2.25%) Data Integration
17 21 (1.82%) Informatics
18 19 (1.65%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 77 (6.67%) Linux
2 41 (3.55%) Windows
3 27 (2.34%) UNIX
4 12 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (0.43%) CentOS
5 5 (0.43%) Windows 7
5 5 (0.43%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.43%) Android
6 4 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.087%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 725 (62.82%) Analytics
2 336 (29.12%) Business Intelligence
3 241 (20.88%) Data Analysis
4 166 (14.38%) Data Modelling
4 166 (14.38%) Data Analytics
5 158 (13.69%) Statistical Modelling
6 140 (12.13%) Agile Software Development
7 137 (11.87%) Machine Learning
8 133 (11.53%) Statistical Analysis
9 129 (11.18%) ETL
10 111 (9.62%) Predictive Modelling
11 108 (9.36%) Predictive Analytics
12 106 (9.19%) MapReduce
13 67 (5.81%) Software Engineering
14 64 (5.55%) Bayesian Methods
15 63 (5.46%) E-Commerce
16 60 (5.20%) Business Analysis
17 57 (4.94%) Big Data Analytics
18 52 (4.51%) Data Visualisation
18 52 (4.51%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 595 (51.56%) SQL
2 506 (43.85%) Python
3 318 (27.56%) MATLAB
4 235 (20.36%) Java
5 127 (11.01%) C++
6 99 (8.58%) VBA
7 88 (7.63%) C#
8 65 (5.63%) Scala
9 61 (5.29%) JavaScript
10 56 (4.85%) Perl
11 49 (4.25%) C
11 49 (4.25%) Ruby
12 39 (3.38%) Clojure
13 35 (3.03%) PHP
14 28 (2.43%) T-SQL
15 27 (2.34%) PL/SQL
15 27 (2.34%) Bash Shell
16 10 (0.87%) Go
17 7 (0.61%) Haskell
17 7 (0.61%) F#
Qualifications
1 365 (31.63%) Degree
2 190 (16.46%) PhD
3 22 (1.91%) Security Cleared
4 18 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (1.47%) Postgraduate
6 14 (1.21%) CCNP
7 13 (1.13%) CCIE
7 13 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.43%) MBA
9 4 (0.35%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.35%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.26%) CIMA
10 3 (0.26%) CISSP
10 3 (0.26%) CCNA
11 2 (0.17%) CCA
11 2 (0.17%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.17%) MCSE
11 2 (0.17%) MCSA
11 2 (0.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.17%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (5.81%) QA
2 11 (0.95%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.43%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.35%) SLA
4 4 (0.35%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.087%) Basel II
System Software
1 27 (2.34%) HDFS
2 26 (2.25%) Apache Flume
3 23 (1.99%) VirtualBox
4 7 (0.61%) vSphere
5 6 (0.52%) Docker
6 5 (0.43%) KVM
6 5 (0.43%) LXC
6 5 (0.43%) Slurm Workload Manager
6 5 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.43%) Xen
6 5 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.43%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.35%) Active Directory
8 3 (0.26%) Firmware
9 2 (0.17%) XenApp
9 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.087%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 23 (1.99%) Vagrant
2 18 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (0.78%) OPNET
4 5 (0.43%) Puppet
4 5 (0.43%) ZABBIX
4 5 (0.43%) Mesos
5 4 (0.35%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (0.35%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.26%) SCOM
6 3 (0.26%) StatsD
7 2 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.17%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.087%) MOM
8 1 (0.087%) SCCM
8 1 (0.087%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.087%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.087%) logstash
8 1 (0.087%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 223 (19.32%) Tableau
2 198 (17.16%) Oracle
3 117 (10.14%) Microsoft
4 80 (6.93%) Business Objects
5 59 (5.11%) Informatica
6 46 (3.99%) Cognos
7 45 (3.90%) Teradata
8 43 (3.73%) Google
9 32 (2.77%) IBM
10 31 (2.69%) Netezza
11 27 (2.34%) Cisco
11 27 (2.34%) SAP
12 25 (2.17%) MicroStrategy
13 23 (1.99%) Ab Initio
14 21 (1.82%) Vertica
15 19 (1.65%) Alteryx
15 19 (1.65%) Alterian
15 19 (1.65%) Omniture
16 18 (1.56%) Cloudera
16 18 (1.56%) Adobe
London
Salt
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Transport For London (TFL)
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Transport For London (TFL)
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Bens + Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
IDS Search
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
GCS
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Harnham
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
PwC
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Harnham
Salary: £60000 - £120000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
East Riding
Harnham
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Harnham
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Salt
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Salt
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + share options
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £80000 - £140000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
IT People First
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £50,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £42000 - £52000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £80,000 - £100,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago