Period
to 21 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for R skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited R over the 6 months to 21 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

R
UK > England
6 months to
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 280 238 267
Rank change year-on-year -42 +29 +16
Permanent jobs citing R 865 1,416 1,802
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.15% 1.41% 1.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.09% 2.59% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 620 1,202 1,400
10th Percentile £40,523 £36,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £86,250 £80,000
90th Percentile £103,750 £118,750 £95,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £58,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% +7.76% -3.33%

R is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 41,428 54,626 74,865
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 55.30% 54.55% 54.43%
Number of salaries quoted 33,868 45,951 62,456
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £71,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

R
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing R as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for R in England

R
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing R in England.

Salary trend for R in England

R
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing R in England over the 6 months to 21 April 2021.

Salary histogram for R in England

R
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing R within the England region over the 6 months to 21 April 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -34 548 £67,500 -3.57% 65
North of England +20 74 £55,000 +2.33% 16
South East -7 69 £55,000 +15.79% 15
Midlands +38 60 £45,000 +5.88% 15
South West -41 59 £50,000 - 10
East of England +58 41 £55,000 +19.16% 11
West Midlands +12 39 £45,000 +11.11% 12
Yorkshire +21 37 £55,000 +37.50% 9
North West +28 36 £60,000 +20.00% 5
East Midlands +26 21 £48,250 +13.53% 3
North East +6 1 £62,000 +7.83% 2
R
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 2021, IT jobs citing R also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for R.

1 735 (84.97%) Python
2 500 (57.80%) Analytics
3 465 (53.76%) SQL
4 395 (45.66%) Data Science
5 262 (30.29%) Business Intelligence
6 253 (29.25%) Finance
7 249 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
8 246 (28.44%) Visualisation
9 228 (26.36%) Azure
10 223 (25.78%) Machine Learning
11 204 (23.58%) Power Platform
12 203 (23.47%) Analytical Skills
13 192 (22.20%) Power BI
14 190 (21.97%) Tableau
15 183 (21.16%) AWS
16 171 (19.77%) Data Visualisation
17 170 (19.65%) Mathematics
18 169 (19.54%) Degree
19 166 (19.19%) Statistics
20 164 (18.96%) Java
21 162 (18.73%) Data Modelling
22 151 (17.46%) Data Analytics
23 141 (16.30%) Computer Science
24 138 (15.95%) ETL
25 137 (15.84%) Data Warehouse
26 133 (15.38%) GCP
27 118 (13.64%) SAS
28 115 (13.29%) Data Engineering
29 112 (12.95%) Software Engineering
30 111 (12.83%) Data Analysis

R
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 118 (13.64%) SAS
2 89 (10.29%) Apache Spark
3 22 (2.54%) Apache Airflow
4 10 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (1.16%) Luigi
5 8 (0.92%) Tornado
6 7 (0.81%) Apache
6 7 (0.81%) Apache Pig
7 5 (0.58%) Jupyter
8 4 (0.46%) Confluence
9 3 (0.35%) Mendix
10 2 (0.23%) Ethereum
10 2 (0.23%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.12%) CMS
Applications
1 60 (6.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.85%) SPSS
3 7 (0.81%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.81%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.69%) Gephi
4 6 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.58%) Adobe Premiere
5 5 (0.58%) Stata
6 2 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.23%) GIMP
6 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.23%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 2 (0.23%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 228 (26.36%) Azure
2 204 (23.58%) Power Platform
3 183 (21.16%) AWS
4 133 (15.38%) GCP
5 38 (4.39%) Azure Data Factory
6 32 (3.70%) SaaS
7 30 (3.47%) Amazon SageMaker
8 25 (2.89%) PowerApps
9 24 (2.77%) Cloud Computing
10 23 (2.66%) GitHub
11 13 (1.50%) Google Analytics
12 12 (1.39%) Amazon S3
12 12 (1.39%) Azure Machine Learning
12 12 (1.39%) Serverless
13 11 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
14 10 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
14 10 (1.16%) Azure Logic Apps
14 10 (1.16%) Azure Service Bus
14 10 (1.16%) Power Automate
15 9 (1.04%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.62%) Firewall
2 11 (1.27%) VPN
3 8 (0.92%) DNS
3 8 (0.92%) MPLS
4 6 (0.69%) Ethernet
4 6 (0.69%) HTTP
4 6 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (0.69%) SSH
4 6 (0.69%) SSL
5 5 (0.58%) BIG-IP
5 5 (0.58%) Extranet
5 5 (0.58%) LAN
5 5 (0.58%) NX-OS
5 5 (0.58%) Skype
5 5 (0.58%) Sourcefire
5 5 (0.58%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.58%) VoIP
5 5 (0.58%) WAN
5 5 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (0.58%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (22.20%) Power BI
2 190 (21.97%) Tableau
3 137 (15.84%) Data Warehouse
4 108 (12.49%) Big Data
5 99 (11.45%) Data Mining
6 97 (11.21%) SQL Server
7 77 (8.90%) Relational Database
8 66 (7.63%) NoSQL
9 63 (7.28%) Hadoop
10 59 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 52 (6.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 49 (5.66%) Data Lake
13 38 (4.39%) BigQuery
13 38 (4.39%) PostgreSQL
14 37 (4.28%) QlikView
15 36 (4.16%) Looker
16 32 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 30 (3.47%) Snowflake Schema
18 26 (3.01%) BusinessObjects
19 23 (2.66%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 46 (5.32%) Git (software)
2 19 (2.20%) JIRA
3 16 (1.85%) Visual Studio
4 13 (1.50%) Jenkins
5 9 (1.04%) Bitbucket
6 6 (0.69%) Bitbucket Server
6 6 (0.69%) git-flow
7 5 (0.58%) Artifactory
7 5 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.46%) Arsenale Dataplane
8 4 (0.46%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.35%) MLflow
9 3 (0.35%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.23%) Chocolatey
10 2 (0.23%) ProC
10 2 (0.23%) RStudio
10 2 (0.23%) Subversion
11 1 (0.12%) Snyk
General
1 253 (29.25%) Finance
2 73 (8.44%) Marketing
3 63 (7.28%) Front Office
4 57 (6.59%) Banking
5 48 (5.55%) Games
6 40 (4.62%) Advertising
7 35 (4.05%) Pharmaceutical
8 24 (2.77%) Legal
9 15 (1.73%) Retail
10 10 (1.16%) Back Office
11 9 (1.04%) Aerospace
11 9 (1.04%) Brand Awareness
12 7 (0.81%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.81%) Online Betting
12 7 (0.81%) Public Sector
12 7 (0.81%) Telecoms
13 5 (0.58%) Billing
13 5 (0.58%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.58%) Multimedia
13 5 (0.58%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 236 (27.28%) Data Scientist
2 145 (16.76%) Developer
3 121 (13.99%) Data Engineer
4 115 (13.29%) Analyst
5 69 (7.98%) Senior Data Scientist
6 68 (7.86%) Python Developer
7 64 (7.40%) Data Analyst
8 52 (6.01%) Front Office Developer
9 51 (5.90%) JavaScript Developer
10 44 (5.09%) Programmer
11 37 (4.28%) Consultant
12 27 (3.12%) Architect
13 26 (3.01%) Python Engineer
14 25 (2.89%) Data Manager
15 24 (2.77%) Analytics Manager
16 21 (2.43%) Insight Analyst
17 20 (2.31%) Data Analytics Manager
18 19 (2.20%) Analytics Consultant
18 19 (2.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 18 (2.08%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (8.09%) Web Services
2 67 (7.75%) Shiny
3 65 (7.51%) React
4 64 (7.40%) AngularJS
5 59 (6.82%) Vue.js
6 47 (5.43%) OLE
7 45 (5.20%) Kafka
8 30 (3.47%) TensorFlow
9 28 (3.24%) .NET
10 27 (3.12%) RESTful
11 21 (2.43%) HTML
12 19 (2.20%) Pandas
13 17 (1.97%) CSS
13 17 (1.97%) XML
14 16 (1.85%) REST
15 15 (1.73%) Django
16 12 (1.39%) GraphQL
17 11 (1.27%) PySpark
17 11 (1.27%) scikit-learn
18 10 (1.16%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 203 (23.47%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (9.25%) Algorithms
3 62 (7.17%) Derivative
4 59 (6.82%) Equities
5 51 (5.90%) Fixed Income
6 38 (4.39%) Data Structures
7 33 (3.82%) Management Information System
8 24 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
9 19 (2.20%) Biotechnology
10 18 (2.08%) Hedge funds
10 18 (2.08%) Organisational Skills
11 17 (1.97%) Life Science
12 14 (1.62%) Analytical Mindset
12 14 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
13 12 (1.39%) NHS
14 11 (1.27%) Data Centre
14 11 (1.27%) FMCG
14 11 (1.27%) LIMS
14 11 (1.27%) Mobile Games
14 11 (1.27%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 58 (6.71%) Linux
2 22 (2.54%) Unix
3 8 (0.92%) Windows
4 4 (0.46%) Windows Server
4 4 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (0.46%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (0.35%) Android
5 3 (0.35%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.12%) AIX
6 1 (0.12%) CentOS
6 1 (0.12%) CoreOS
6 1 (0.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 500 (57.80%) Analytics
2 395 (45.66%) Data Science
3 262 (30.29%) Business Intelligence
4 249 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
5 246 (28.44%) Visualisation
6 223 (25.78%) Machine Learning
7 171 (19.77%) Data Visualisation
8 170 (19.65%) Mathematics
9 166 (19.19%) Statistics
10 162 (18.73%) Data Modelling
11 151 (17.46%) Data Analytics
12 141 (16.30%) Computer Science
13 138 (15.95%) ETL
14 115 (13.29%) Data Engineering
15 112 (12.95%) Software Engineering
16 111 (12.83%) Data Analysis
17 104 (12.02%) Artificial Intelligence
18 98 (11.33%) Problem-Solving
19 74 (8.55%) Decision-Making
20 66 (7.63%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 735 (84.97%) Python
2 465 (53.76%) SQL
3 164 (18.96%) Java
4 90 (10.40%) JavaScript
5 88 (10.17%) C++
6 73 (8.44%) C
7 47 (5.43%) Scala
8 45 (5.20%) C#
9 40 (4.62%) MATLAB
10 38 (4.39%) T-SQL
11 28 (3.24%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 20 (2.31%) VBA
13 17 (1.97%) PowerShell
14 14 (1.62%) Bash Shell
14 14 (1.62%) Julia
15 13 (1.50%) Go
16 10 (1.16%) Ruby
17 9 (1.04%) Perl
17 9 (1.04%) SAS Macro
18 7 (0.81%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 169 (19.54%) Degree
2 75 (8.67%) PhD
3 37 (4.28%) Security Cleared
4 30 (3.47%) Numerate Degree
5 23 (2.66%) DV Cleared
6 19 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
7 17 (1.97%) Master's Degree
8 11 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (1.27%) SC Cleared
9 6 (0.69%) CCNA
9 6 (0.69%) CEH
9 6 (0.69%) CISSP
9 6 (0.69%) CompTIA Security+
9 6 (0.69%) GIAC
9 6 (0.69%) Linux+ Certification
9 6 (0.69%) MCSE
9 6 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.69%) Network+ Certification
9 6 (0.69%) SANS
9 6 (0.69%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (6.94%) Data Quality
2 33 (3.82%) QA
3 21 (2.43%) GDPR
4 13 (1.50%) CDISC
5 10 (1.16%) Actionable Recommendations
5 10 (1.16%) Good Clinical Practice
6 5 (0.58%) Basel II
6 5 (0.58%) CRD IV
7 4 (0.46%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 2 (0.23%) GxP
9 2 (0.23%) IEC 62304
9 2 (0.23%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.12%) HL7
System Software
1 36 (4.16%) Docker
2 7 (0.81%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.69%) Apache Flume
4 4 (0.46%) HDFS
4 4 (0.46%) VMware NSX
5 3 (0.35%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 31 (3.58%) Kubernetes
2 21 (2.43%) Terraform
3 15 (1.73%) Ansible
4 6 (0.69%) Kibana
4 6 (0.69%) Oozie
5 5 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (0.58%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (0.58%) ITRS Geneos
6 4 (0.46%) Ambari
6 4 (0.46%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 104 (12.02%) Microsoft
2 67 (7.75%) Google
3 66 (7.63%) Databricks
4 45 (5.20%) Alteryx
5 36 (4.16%) Oracle
6 25 (2.89%) SAP
7 19 (2.20%) Informatica
8 18 (2.08%) Cognos
9 16 (1.85%) Teradata
10 15 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (1.27%) Facebook
11 11 (1.27%) Instagram
11 11 (1.27%) Talend
12 9 (1.04%) App Annie
12 9 (1.04%) Sparx
13 8 (0.92%) Adobe
13 8 (0.92%) Cloudera
13 8 (0.92%) IBM
14 7 (0.81%) Hortonworks
14 7 (0.81%) MicroStrategy