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 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
R
Rank 561 607 757
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +150
Permanent jobs citing R 389 279 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.26% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.67% 0.49% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 329 238 141
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £37,300 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.52% +24.00%

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
57652 56716 62660
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.61% 53.02% 53.55%
Number of salaries quoted 48360 48904 54833
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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 30 September 2014 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 September 2014. 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 +42 368 £57,500 +9.52% 51
London +75 256 £60,000 +4.34% 30
City of London +49 78 £58,750 +2.17% 13
South East 0 30 £50,000 -9.09% 4
Yorkshire -23 22 £100,000 +150.00% 4
Leeds -14 19 £100,000 +150.00% 2
West Yorkshire -26 19 £100,000 +150.00% 3
East of England -22 16 £38,500 -3.75% 5
North West -26 12 £45,000 -3.22% 3
West Midlands -28 11 £52,500 -12.50% 1
Cambridge +3 10 £45,000 +50.00% 5
Cambridgeshire -3 10 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne - 10 £28,780 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 10 £28,780 - 3
North East - 10 £28,780 - 3
Oxford +11 8 £50,000 -6.97%
Oxfordshire +5 8 £50,000 -6.97%
Southwark - 7 - -
Liverpool +16 6 £46,750 -6.50%
Merseyside +13 6 £46,750 -6.50%
Warwickshire +6 6 £55,000 -15.38% 1
South West -23 6 £28,000 -28.20% 1
Scotland -34 6 £45,000 -3.22% 3
West Sussex - 6 £60,000 - 1
Horsham - 6 £60,000 - 1
South Wales +11 5 £47,500 +35.71% 3
Surrey 0 5 £40,000 +42.85%
Wales -1 5 £47,500 +35.71% 3
Cardiff -10 5 £47,500 +35.71% 3
Hampshire -14 5 £37,500 -77.94% 1

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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.

1 554 (60.95%) Analytics
2 428 (47.08%) SQL
3 374 (41.14%) Java
4 325 (35.75%) SAS
4 325 (35.75%) Big Data
5 322 (35.42%) Hadoop
6 311 (34.21%) Analytical Skills
7 310 (34.10%) Python
8 268 (29.48%) Degree
9 266 (29.26%) Algorithms
10 257 (28.27%) Mathematics
11 250 (27.50%) Statistics
11 250 (27.50%) SPSS
11 250 (27.50%) MATLAB
12 237 (26.07%) Finance
13 215 (23.65%) Visualisation
14 192 (21.12%) Data Mining
15 190 (20.90%) Business Intelligence
16 186 (20.46%) Computer Science
17 185 (20.35%) Marketing
18 163 (17.93%) PhD
19 151 (16.61%) Data Analysis
20 149 (16.39%) MapReduce
21 144 (15.84%) Agile Software Development
22 143 (15.73%) Oracle
23 139 (15.29%) C++
24 127 (13.97%) Physics
25 118 (12.98%) Relational Database
26 116 (12.76%) Apache Hive
26 116 (12.76%) Data Warehouse

R
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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
1 325 (35.75%) SAS
2 62 (6.82%) Apache Pig
3 15 (1.65%) Apache
4 8 (0.88%) Apache Spark
5 7 (0.77%) MS Exchange
6 6 (0.66%) ArcGIS
6 6 (0.66%) Apache Solr
6 6 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.44%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.33%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.33%) IIS
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.22%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (0.22%) Lync
10 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.11%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 250 (27.50%) SPSS
2 57 (6.27%) MS Excel
3 37 (4.07%) CPLEX
4 30 (3.30%) Stata
5 22 (2.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (2.42%) Spreadsheet
6 18 (1.98%) MS Office
7 14 (1.54%) Mathematica
8 10 (1.10%) S-PLUS
9 9 (0.99%) Weka
10 7 (0.77%) LaTeX
10 7 (0.77%) FastStats
11 2 (0.22%) PowerPivot
11 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
12 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 44 (4.84%) Google Analytics
2 16 (1.76%) WebTrends
3 13 (1.43%) SAP InfiniteInsight
4 11 (1.21%) Hyperion Planning
4 11 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (1.21%) HFM
5 10 (1.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 9 (0.99%) Oracle EBS R12
6 9 (0.99%) Oracle Financials
7 8 (0.88%) Oracle General Ledger
7 8 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
7 8 (0.88%) Oracle Receivables
7 8 (0.88%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.33%) Summit
9 2 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
10 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
10 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 43 (4.73%) Cloud Computing
2 22 (2.42%) Amazon EMR
3 17 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (1.65%) GitHub
5 9 (0.99%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (4.29%) Internet
2 17 (1.87%) Kerberos
3 12 (1.32%) WAN
3 12 (1.32%) LAN
4 11 (1.21%) Firewall
5 5 (0.55%) Intranet
6 4 (0.44%) VoIP
6 4 (0.44%) WLAN
6 4 (0.44%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.33%) HTTP
7 3 (0.33%) DNS
7 3 (0.33%) Network Security
8 2 (0.22%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.22%) SSL
8 2 (0.22%) VPN
8 2 (0.22%) SMTP
8 2 (0.22%) DHCP
8 2 (0.22%) PBX
8 2 (0.22%) PSTN
8 2 (0.22%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 325 (35.75%) Big Data
2 322 (35.42%) Hadoop
3 192 (21.12%) Data Mining
4 118 (12.98%) Relational Database
5 116 (12.76%) Apache Hive
5 116 (12.76%) Data Warehouse
6 105 (11.55%) Mahout
7 97 (10.67%) SQL Server
8 95 (10.45%) QlikView
9 94 (10.34%) NoSQL
10 75 (8.25%) MongoDB
11 61 (6.71%) HBase
12 54 (5.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 40 (4.40%) Impala
14 37 (4.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 36 (3.96%) Apache Cassandra
15 36 (3.96%) Oracle BI EE
16 26 (2.86%) Oracle Exadata
17 25 (2.75%) MySQL
18 23 (2.53%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 51 (5.61%) Git (software)
2 19 (2.09%) Mercurial
3 17 (1.87%) Log4j
3 17 (1.87%) JConsole
4 16 (1.76%) Jenkins
4 16 (1.76%) Talend Open Studio
5 9 (0.99%) Maven
5 9 (0.99%) Toad
6 8 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
7 7 (0.77%) QuickTest Pro
7 7 (0.77%) Yeoman
8 6 (0.66%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.22%) NUnit
10 2 (0.22%) Subversion
10 2 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.11%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.11%) Selenium
11 1 (0.11%) ReSharper
General
1 237 (26.07%) Finance
2 185 (20.35%) Marketing
3 91 (10.01%) Retail
4 60 (6.60%) Games
5 49 (5.39%) Banking
6 37 (4.07%) Telecoms
7 21 (2.31%) Financial Institution
8 19 (2.09%) Pharmaceutical
9 18 (1.98%) Electronics
9 18 (1.98%) Front Office
9 18 (1.98%) Advertising
10 12 (1.32%) Publishing
10 12 (1.32%) Law
11 10 (1.10%) Legal
11 10 (1.10%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.88%) Multimedia
13 6 (0.66%) Spanish Language
14 5 (0.55%) German Language
14 5 (0.55%) Back Office
15 4 (0.44%) Billing
Job Titles
1 227 (24.97%) Data Scientist
2 203 (22.33%) Analyst
3 180 (19.80%) Developer
4 87 (9.57%) Consultant
5 84 (9.24%) Data Analyst
6 67 (7.37%) Architect
7 64 (7.04%) Statistician
8 59 (6.49%) Java Developer
9 53 (5.83%) Senior Developer
10 39 (4.29%) Research Engineer
11 34 (3.74%) Insight Analyst
12 33 (3.63%) Senior Java Developer
13 29 (3.19%) Java Architect
14 28 (3.08%) Senior Java Architect
14 28 (3.08%) Senior Architect
15 22 (2.42%) C# Developer
16 21 (2.31%) Business Analyst
17 19 (2.09%) Software Developer
17 19 (2.09%) Data Architect
17 19 (2.09%) Research Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (8.36%) HTML
2 66 (7.26%) CSS
3 51 (5.61%) JSON
4 50 (5.50%) HTML5
5 45 (4.95%) CSS3
6 44 (4.84%) REST
7 42 (4.62%) Cascading
8 34 (3.74%) XML
9 33 (3.63%) JDBC
9 33 (3.63%) .NET
10 29 (3.19%) Swing
11 26 (2.86%) D3.js
12 25 (2.75%) Google Closure
12 25 (2.75%) Natural Language Processing
12 25 (2.75%) SOAP
13 22 (2.42%) WCF
14 20 (2.20%) jQuery
14 20 (2.20%) SignalR
15 19 (2.09%) Pandas
15 19 (2.09%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 311 (34.21%) Analytical Skills
2 266 (29.26%) Algorithms
3 257 (28.27%) Mathematics
4 250 (27.50%) Statistics
5 215 (23.65%) Visualisation
6 186 (20.46%) Computer Science
7 127 (13.97%) Physics
8 65 (7.15%) User Experience
9 59 (6.49%) Neural Network
10 53 (5.83%) Data Integration
11 48 (5.28%) Economics
12 41 (4.51%) Open Source
13 35 (3.85%) Applied Mathematics
14 30 (3.30%) Data Structures
15 28 (3.08%) Credit Risk
16 27 (2.97%) Digital Media
17 25 (2.75%) Artificial Intelligence
18 24 (2.64%) Client/Server
19 20 (2.20%) Informatics
20 19 (2.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 72 (7.92%) Linux
2 52 (5.72%) UNIX
3 17 (1.87%) Windows
4 8 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.33%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.33%) Windows 8
6 3 (0.33%) Solaris
7 2 (0.22%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.22%) AIX
7 2 (0.22%) HPUX
8 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 554 (60.95%) Analytics
2 190 (20.90%) Business Intelligence
3 151 (16.61%) Data Analysis
4 149 (16.39%) MapReduce
5 144 (15.84%) Agile Software Development
6 111 (12.21%) Data Analytics
7 107 (11.77%) ETL
8 94 (10.34%) Predictive Modelling
9 84 (9.24%) OO
10 83 (9.13%) Bayesian Methods
11 82 (9.02%) Data Modelling
12 79 (8.69%) Statistical Modelling
12 79 (8.69%) Machine Learning
13 69 (7.59%) Statistical Analysis
14 68 (7.48%) Data Management
15 62 (6.82%) Digital Marketing
15 62 (6.82%) Multithreading
16 59 (6.49%) Project Management
17 58 (6.38%) Cluster Analysis
18 50 (5.50%) Logistic Regression
Programming Languages
1 428 (47.08%) SQL
2 374 (41.14%) Java
3 310 (34.10%) Python
4 250 (27.50%) MATLAB
5 139 (15.29%) C++
6 92 (10.12%) C#
7 90 (9.90%) JavaScript
8 84 (9.24%) Scala
9 70 (7.70%) VBA
10 45 (4.95%) C
11 36 (3.96%) Perl
12 35 (3.85%) PHP
13 34 (3.74%) Ruby
14 29 (3.19%) PL/SQL
15 26 (2.86%) T-SQL
16 23 (2.53%) Clojure
17 18 (1.98%) VB
18 11 (1.21%) F#
19 8 (0.88%) Bash Shell
19 8 (0.88%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 268 (29.48%) Degree
2 163 (17.93%) PhD
3 10 (1.10%) Security Cleared
4 9 (0.99%) HNC
5 8 (0.88%) Postgraduate
5 8 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.55%) HND
6 5 (0.55%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 3 (0.33%) MCSE
8 2 (0.22%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.11%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
9 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.11%) ISEB
9 1 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.73%) QA
2 15 (1.65%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.44%) EMIR
3 4 (0.44%) Dodd-Frank
3 4 (0.44%) COREP
3 4 (0.44%) FINREP
3 4 (0.44%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.44%) Basel III
4 3 (0.33%) SLA
5 2 (0.22%) CDISC
6 1 (0.11%) Basel II
6 1 (0.11%) CRD IV
System Software
1 17 (1.87%) Oracle RAC
2 11 (1.21%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.21%) HDFS
3 10 (1.10%) Apache Flume
4 7 (0.77%) VirtualBox
5 5 (0.55%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.55%) vSphere
6 3 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.22%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.11%) Docker
8 1 (0.11%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 30 (3.30%) Puppet
2 21 (2.31%) Vagrant
3 16 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.88%) Hadoop YARN
5 3 (0.33%) SCCM
6 2 (0.22%) WSUS
6 2 (0.22%) Oozie
6 2 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.11%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (0.11%) CA SiteMinder
7 1 (0.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 143 (15.73%) Oracle
2 84 (9.24%) Tableau
3 71 (7.81%) Google
4 54 (5.94%) Business Objects
5 41 (4.51%) Microsoft
6 33 (3.63%) IBM
7 32 (3.52%) Cognos
8 31 (3.41%) Informatica
9 23 (2.53%) Omniture
10 21 (2.31%) Ab Initio
11 18 (1.98%) Teradata
12 16 (1.76%) Talend
12 16 (1.76%) MicroStrategy
12 16 (1.76%) Hyperion
13 15 (1.65%) HP
13 15 (1.65%) Alteryx
13 15 (1.65%) LexisNexis
13 15 (1.65%) Coremetrics
13 15 (1.65%) Netezza
14 12 (1.32%) Cloudera
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £48000.00 - £58000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Stock + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum 50% Bonus Pension
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Jarvis Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Jarvis Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Plus bonus plus benefits package.
Posted: Yesterday
Hornchurch, Essex
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20790 - £27720 per annum + Excellent Benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
London
BLOC
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Jarvis Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
HMRC
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Harnham
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £50000 to £125000 per annum - Excellent Benefits & Rewards + Non-
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £48,000 DOE + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Salary Best on Market and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Jarvis Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum plus benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago