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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
R
Rank 388 534 601
Rank change year-on-year
+146 +67
Permanent jobs citing R 720 411 283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.36% 0.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.29% 0.71% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 535 358 238
Average salary £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £36,149
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £55,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +18.27%

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
55942 58127 55691
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.27% 50.96% 52.79%
Number of salaries quoted 47919 48745 47940
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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 £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 4 September 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 September 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 +154 700 £55,000 -8.33% 88
London +110 513 £60,000 -1.63% 60
City of London +51 111 £52,000 -14.75% 14
South East +59 71 £49,000 -16.59% 6
Hampshire +49 34 £55,000 +75.44% 3
North West +11 32 £31,500 -42.72% 2
Basingstoke +44 21 £55,000 -15.38% 2
Yorkshire +16 19 £45,000 -55.00% 6
East of England -3 18 £40,000 -1.23% 3
Manchester +14 17 £45,000 -43.75% 1
East Midlands - 17 £85,000 -
West Midlands +9 15 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Nottinghamshire - 15 £85,000 -
Nottingham - 15 £85,000 -
Surrey +15 14 £46,250 -2.63% 1
Hertfordshire +4 13 £36,250 -5.84%
Buckinghamshire +3 13 £27,500 -14.06%
East Yorkshire - 12 £40,000 - 2
Hull - 12 £40,000 - 2
Scotland +13 10 £79,500 +81.71% 1
Milton Keynes -5 10 - -
Borehamwood - 9 £40,000 -
Cheshire 0 8 £30,250 -19.33%
Glasgow +8 7 £79,500 +87.05%
West Yorkshire +4 7 £47,500 -52.50% 4
South West -14 7 £32,500 +16.07% 7
Edinburgh -1 6 £79,500 +76.66% 1
Bristol - 6 £32,500 - 5
Merseyside +11 5 £30,000 -35.82% 1
Liverpool +10 5 £30,000 -35.82% 1

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (64.01%) Analytics
2 775 (53.63%) Python
3 763 (52.80%) SQL
4 653 (45.19%) SAS
5 630 (43.60%) Analytical Skills
6 559 (38.69%) Big Data
7 517 (35.78%) Hadoop
8 493 (34.12%) Degree
9 422 (29.20%) Business Intelligence
9 422 (29.20%) SPSS
10 404 (27.96%) Statistics
11 394 (27.27%) Visualisation
12 363 (25.12%) Finance
13 359 (24.84%) Mathematics
14 323 (22.35%) Java
15 321 (22.21%) MATLAB
16 316 (21.87%) Tableau
17 312 (21.59%) Data Analysis
18 304 (21.04%) Data Mining
19 274 (18.96%) Marketing
20 265 (18.34%) Computer Science
21 245 (16.96%) Algorithms
22 239 (16.54%) Agile Software Development
23 215 (14.88%) QlikView
24 210 (14.53%) Apache Hive
25 205 (14.19%) NoSQL
25 205 (14.19%) Oracle
26 201 (13.91%) Machine Learning
27 185 (12.80%) MongoDB
27 185 (12.80%) Statistical Modelling

R
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 653 (45.19%) SAS
2 167 (11.56%) Apache Pig
3 151 (10.45%) Apache Spark
4 62 (4.29%) Apache
5 32 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (1.18%) SharePoint
7 10 (0.69%) MS Exchange
7 10 (0.69%) CMS
7 10 (0.69%) Umbraco
8 8 (0.55%) Node.js
9 5 (0.35%) ArcGIS
10 4 (0.28%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.28%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.21%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.069%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.069%) IIS
Applications
1 422 (29.20%) SPSS
2 86 (5.95%) MS Excel
3 67 (4.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 48 (3.32%) MS Office
5 30 (2.08%) Mathematica
6 29 (2.01%) GNU Octave
7 18 (1.25%) CPLEX
8 17 (1.18%) Weka
9 15 (1.04%) PowerPivot
10 12 (0.83%) Stata
11 8 (0.55%) S-PLUS
12 7 (0.48%) MS Visio
13 6 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
14 4 (0.28%) FastStats
14 4 (0.28%) Gephi
15 1 (0.069%) Vensim
Business Applications
1 13 (0.90%) Unica
2 12 (0.83%) SAP InfiniteInsight
3 8 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.48%) Hyperion Planning
5 5 (0.35%) HFM
6 4 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.21%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.14%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
9 1 (0.069%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 170 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 80 (5.54%) Amazon EMR
3 72 (4.98%) Amazon EC2
4 56 (3.88%) Cloud Computing
5 49 (3.39%) Google Analytics
5 49 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
6 45 (3.11%) Amazon S3
7 11 (0.76%) Adobe Analytics
8 9 (0.62%) SaaS
8 9 (0.62%) GitHub
8 9 (0.62%) IaaS
9 6 (0.42%) Azure Machine Learning
10 5 (0.35%) Google Apps
10 5 (0.35%) Office 365
11 3 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.14%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.14%) PaaS
13 1 (0.069%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.45%) Internet
2 12 (0.83%) Broadband
3 11 (0.76%) HTTP
4 10 (0.69%) VoIP
4 10 (0.69%) Structured Cabling
5 9 (0.62%) Firewall
5 9 (0.62%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.55%) DNS
6 8 (0.55%) DHCP
6 8 (0.55%) LAN
7 6 (0.42%) Ethernet
7 6 (0.42%) VPN
7 6 (0.42%) NAS
8 5 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.35%) Wireless
8 5 (0.35%) SAN
9 4 (0.28%) WAN
9 4 (0.28%) DAB
9 4 (0.28%) 4G
10 1 (0.069%) InfiniBand
Database & Business Intelligence
1 559 (38.69%) Big Data
2 517 (35.78%) Hadoop
3 304 (21.04%) Data Mining
4 215 (14.88%) QlikView
5 210 (14.53%) Apache Hive
6 205 (14.19%) NoSQL
7 185 (12.80%) MongoDB
8 179 (12.39%) Data Warehouse
9 167 (11.56%) SQL Server
10 123 (8.51%) Relational Database
11 116 (8.03%) Mahout
12 104 (7.20%) Apache Cassandra
13 95 (6.57%) HBase
14 76 (5.26%) MySQL
15 75 (5.19%) Pentaho
16 73 (5.05%) BusinessObjects
17 61 (4.22%) PostgreSQL
18 59 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 57 (3.94%) Spotfire
20 50 (3.46%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 67 (4.64%) Git (software)
2 55 (3.81%) Jenkins
2 55 (3.81%) Talend Open Studio
3 36 (2.49%) Yeoman
4 13 (0.90%) Visual Studio
5 10 (0.69%) Toad
6 8 (0.55%) PhantomJS
7 7 (0.48%) gulp
7 7 (0.48%) Grunt
8 4 (0.28%) Mercurial
8 4 (0.28%) JUnit
8 4 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.21%) Maven
10 2 (0.14%) GCC
11 1 (0.069%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.069%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 363 (25.12%) Finance
2 274 (18.96%) Marketing
3 183 (12.66%) Retail
4 116 (8.03%) Banking
5 84 (5.81%) Telecoms
6 31 (2.15%) Legal
7 29 (2.01%) Advertising
8 27 (1.87%) Games
9 24 (1.66%) Manufacturing
10 17 (1.18%) Publishing
10 17 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
11 16 (1.11%) French Language
12 12 (0.83%) Electronics
12 12 (0.83%) Automotive
13 11 (0.76%) Back Office
13 11 (0.76%) Investment Banking
14 10 (0.69%) Multimedia
15 9 (0.62%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.62%) Front Office
16 8 (0.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 460 (31.83%) Data Scientist
2 319 (22.08%) Analyst
3 192 (13.29%) Developer
4 163 (11.28%) Data Analyst
5 129 (8.93%) Consultant
6 105 (7.27%) Architect
7 70 (4.84%) Data Architect
8 56 (3.88%) Data Manager
9 55 (3.81%) Big Data Architect
10 53 (3.67%) Senior Analyst
11 47 (3.25%) Data Consultant
12 46 (3.18%) Software Engineer
13 41 (2.84%) Solutions Architect
14 38 (2.63%) Junior
14 38 (2.63%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 38 (2.63%) Insight Analyst
15 33 (2.28%) Senior Manager
15 33 (2.28%) Java Developer
16 31 (2.15%) Business Analyst
17 30 (2.08%) Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (7.40%) .NET
2 82 (5.67%) Web Services
2 82 (5.67%) D3.js
3 73 (5.05%) HTML
4 54 (3.74%) SciPy
5 52 (3.60%) Natural Language Processing
6 49 (3.39%) AngularJS
6 49 (3.39%) CSS
7 46 (3.18%) Pandas
8 45 (3.11%) MLlib
9 44 (3.04%) scikit-learn
10 42 (2.91%) ASP.NET
11 36 (2.49%) XML
11 36 (2.49%) Cascalog
12 35 (2.42%) NumPy
13 22 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
14 20 (1.38%) RabbitMQ
14 20 (1.38%) .NET Framework
15 17 (1.18%) Middleware
16 16 (1.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 630 (43.60%) Analytical Skills
2 404 (27.96%) Statistics
3 394 (27.27%) Visualisation
4 359 (24.84%) Mathematics
5 265 (18.34%) Computer Science
6 245 (16.96%) Algorithms
7 87 (6.02%) Physics
8 73 (5.05%) Neural Network
9 62 (4.29%) Economics
9 62 (4.29%) Social Media
10 49 (3.39%) Management Information System
11 47 (3.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 41 (2.84%) Data Integration
13 35 (2.42%) Mobile App
13 35 (2.42%) Derivative
14 34 (2.35%) Digital Media
15 32 (2.21%) Applied Mathematics
15 32 (2.21%) Equities
15 32 (2.21%) Artificial Intelligence
16 31 (2.15%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 113 (7.82%) Linux
2 53 (3.67%) UNIX
3 46 (3.18%) Windows
4 14 (0.97%) Android
4 14 (0.97%) Apple iOS
5 9 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (0.55%) Windows 7
7 6 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.35%) Windows Vista
8 5 (0.35%) Windows XP
8 5 (0.35%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.35%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.069%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 925 (64.01%) Analytics
2 422 (29.20%) Business Intelligence
3 312 (21.59%) Data Analysis
4 239 (16.54%) Agile Software Development
5 201 (13.91%) Machine Learning
6 185 (12.80%) Statistical Modelling
7 181 (12.53%) Data Analytics
8 179 (12.39%) Statistical Analysis
9 176 (12.18%) ETL
10 147 (10.17%) Open Source
11 141 (9.76%) Data Modelling
12 140 (9.69%) Predictive Modelling
13 129 (8.93%) MapReduce
14 117 (8.10%) Predictive Analytics
15 113 (7.82%) Data Visualisation
16 104 (7.20%) Software Engineering
17 79 (5.47%) Data Management
17 79 (5.47%) Information Management
17 79 (5.47%) Business Development
18 75 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 775 (53.63%) Python
2 763 (52.80%) SQL
3 323 (22.35%) Java
4 321 (22.21%) MATLAB
5 178 (12.32%) C++
6 147 (10.17%) C#
7 146 (10.10%) JavaScript
8 141 (9.76%) VBA
9 122 (8.44%) Scala
10 94 (6.51%) Perl
11 68 (4.71%) Ruby
12 58 (4.01%) PHP
13 50 (3.46%) Clojure
14 45 (3.11%) Bash Shell
15 39 (2.70%) PL/SQL
16 31 (2.15%) T-SQL
17 23 (1.59%) C
18 18 (1.25%) Shell Script
19 11 (0.76%) Groovy
20 10 (0.69%) F#
Qualifications
1 493 (34.12%) Degree
2 170 (11.76%) PhD
3 28 (1.94%) Security Cleared
4 17 (1.18%) Postgraduate
5 14 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (0.83%) SC Cleared
7 6 (0.42%) MBA
8 5 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.28%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.28%) CIMA
9 4 (0.28%) CCNA
10 3 (0.21%) MCITP
11 2 (0.14%) CCNP
11 2 (0.14%) PMP
11 2 (0.14%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.069%) CISA
12 1 (0.069%) CCDP
12 1 (0.069%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (1.73%) Data Quality
2 20 (1.38%) QA
3 11 (0.76%) SLA
4 5 (0.35%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.28%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.21%) MiFID
6 3 (0.21%) EMIR
6 3 (0.21%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.069%) TickIT
8 1 (0.069%) Basel III
8 1 (0.069%) Solvency II
System Software
1 47 (3.25%) Apache Flume
2 36 (2.49%) VirtualBox
3 19 (1.31%) HDFS
4 14 (0.97%) Active Directory
5 9 (0.62%) Docker
6 8 (0.55%) GPFS
6 8 (0.55%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (0.35%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.069%) XenServer
9 1 (0.069%) KVM
Systems Management
1 61 (4.22%) Opscode Chef
2 36 (2.49%) Vagrant
3 24 (1.66%) StatsD
4 15 (1.04%) logstash
5 12 (0.83%) OPNET
6 10 (0.69%) Ansible
7 8 (0.55%) Mesos
8 6 (0.42%) Puppet
9 5 (0.35%) ARCserve
10 2 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.069%) MOM
11 1 (0.069%) Cisco UCCX
11 1 (0.069%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.069%) Windows Intune
11 1 (0.069%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.069%) Oozie
11 1 (0.069%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 316 (21.87%) Tableau
2 205 (14.19%) Oracle
3 136 (9.41%) Microsoft
4 106 (7.34%) IBM
5 101 (6.99%) Cognos
6 94 (6.51%) Teradata
7 83 (5.74%) Informatica
8 67 (4.64%) MicroStrategy
9 64 (4.43%) Netezza
10 63 (4.36%) Google
11 55 (3.81%) Talend
12 44 (3.04%) Vertica
13 39 (2.70%) SAP
14 37 (2.56%) Greenplum
15 32 (2.21%) Cloudera
16 27 (1.87%) Alteryx
17 23 (1.59%) Alterian
17 23 (1.59%) Ab Initio
18 18 (1.25%) VMware
18 18 (1.25%) Cognizant
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Connected IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35k - 100k per year
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40000 - 60000
Posted: 13 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40000 - 60000
Posted: 13 hours ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40000 - 60000
Posted: 13 hours ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40000 - 60000
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40000 - 60000
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £95,000
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £85,000 & comprehensive bonus/benefits
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Norwich, Norfolk
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Salary: £25k - 35k per year + package
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
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Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
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Salary: £60k - £90k plus package
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City, London
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Salary: £25k to £30k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
First Point
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
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ISL
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Excellent Benefits & Bonus
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London
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Salary: Excellent
Posted: Yesterday