The table below looks at the statistics for R skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited R over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
R
Rank - 100 96
Permanent jobs citing R 0 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales - 0.081% 0.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.18% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 3
Average salary - £33,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +24.52%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
R
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Programming Languages Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
661 561 733
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 48.04% 45.50% 58.73%
Number of salaries quoted 568 499 663
Average salary £36,000 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £41,600 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

R
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing R across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

R Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

R
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing R across the Wales region.

R Salary Trend in Wales

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the Wales region 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 6 (85.71%) MATLAB
2 5 (71.43%) SAS
2 5 (71.43%) SPSS
2 5 (71.43%) Degree
2 5 (71.43%) Analytics
2 5 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (57.14%) EViews
3 4 (57.14%) C
3 4 (57.14%) C++
3 4 (57.14%) Java
3 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) Data Modelling
4 3 (42.86%) Customer Analytics
5 2 (28.57%) Credit Risk
5 2 (28.57%) PlayStation
5 2 (28.57%) MS Access
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 2 (28.57%) UNIX
5 2 (28.57%) GIS
5 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
5 2 (28.57%) Retail
5 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
5 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
5 2 (28.57%) Statistical Analysis
5 2 (28.57%) Statistics
6 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
6 1 (14.29%) Operations Research
6 1 (14.29%) Marketing
6 1 (14.29%) Business Development

R
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the Wales region 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 5 (71.43%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (71.43%) SPSS
2 4 (57.14%) EViews
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MS Access
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Marketing
3 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Customer Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Data Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Credit Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Credit Risk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Statistical Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Credit Risk
2 2 (28.57%) PlayStation
2 2 (28.57%) GIS
2 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
2 2 (28.57%) Statistics
3 1 (14.29%) Physics
3 1 (14.29%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Analytics
2 3 (42.86%) Data Modelling
2 3 (42.86%) Customer Analytics
3 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Operations Research
4 1 (14.29%) Business Development
4 1 (14.29%) Direct Marketing
4 1 (14.29%) Predictive Analytics
4 1 (14.29%) Econometrics
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) Predictive Modelling
4 1 (14.29%) Fraud Modelling
4 1 (14.29%) Markov Chain
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) MATLAB
2 4 (57.14%) C
2 4 (57.14%) C++
2 4 (57.14%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Basel II