Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

R
UK > England
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 240 213 273
Rank change year-on-year -27 +60 +27
Permanent jobs citing R 741 1,838 1,780
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.31% 1.57% 1.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.26% 2.90% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 695 1,712 1,460
Median annual salary £67,500 £70,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.57% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £112,500 £132,500 £100,000
UK median annual salary £67,004 £67,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -0.73% +12.50% -

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 32,801 63,313 77,235
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 58.20% 54.17% 54.96%
Number of salaries quoted 28,035 53,125 65,292
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,875 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £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 15 January 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 15 January 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 -32 485 £75,000 -6.25% 48
North of England +75 92 £55,000 +10.00% 9
South East +50 58 £55,000 +22.22% 13
North West +50 47 £70,000 +36.59% 5
Yorkshire +66 41 £47,500 +31.03% 4
Midlands +38 41 £38,750 -6.06% 3
South West +3 35 £52,500 +5.00% 8
West Midlands +27 24 £42,500 +6.25% 3
East Midlands +61 17 £35,000 -20.00%
East of England +71 16 £51,250 +12.41% 9
North East +23 4 £55,000 +15.79%
R
UK

For the 6 months to 15 January 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.

1 615 (83.00%) Python
2 382 (51.55%) SQL
3 341 (46.02%) Analytics
4 269 (36.30%) Finance
5 267 (36.03%) Azure
6 264 (35.63%) Data Science
7 245 (33.06%) Agile Software Development
8 226 (30.50%) AWS
9 221 (29.82%) Machine Learning
10 207 (27.94%) Business Intelligence
11 178 (24.02%) Java
12 176 (23.75%) Visualisation
13 151 (20.38%) Power Platform
14 150 (20.24%) Power BI
15 148 (19.97%) GCP
15 148 (19.97%) Tableau
16 145 (19.57%) Degree
17 138 (18.62%) Analytical Skills
18 137 (18.49%) Big Data
19 122 (16.46%) Statistics
20 118 (15.92%) Data Visualisation
20 118 (15.92%) Data Warehouse
21 116 (15.65%) ETL
22 113 (15.25%) Web Services
23 110 (14.84%) Computer Science
24 103 (13.90%) Data Analytics
25 102 (13.77%) Fixed Income
26 101 (13.63%) Data Modelling
27 99 (13.36%) Mathematics
28 97 (13.09%) Software Engineering

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 80 (10.80%) Apache Spark
2 70 (9.45%) SAS
3 7 (0.94%) Apache
4 5 (0.67%) Confluence
4 5 (0.67%) Jupyter
5 4 (0.54%) Tornado
6 3 (0.40%) Apache Airflow
6 3 (0.40%) Apache Pig
6 3 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.40%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.27%) Luigi
Applications
1 60 (8.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (1.89%) SPSS
3 9 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.81%) Stata
5 3 (0.40%) SPSS Modeler
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 31 (4.18%) Markit EDM
1 31 (4.18%) PolarLake
2 30 (4.05%) Eagle PACE
3 4 (0.54%) SAP BPC
4 3 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.13%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 267 (36.03%) Azure
2 226 (30.50%) AWS
3 151 (20.38%) Power Platform
4 148 (19.97%) GCP
5 39 (5.26%) SaaS
6 30 (4.05%) Azure Data Factory
7 29 (3.91%) Amazon SageMaker
8 23 (3.10%) Cloud Computing
9 21 (2.83%) PaaS
10 20 (2.70%) IaaS
11 14 (1.89%) Google Analytics
12 12 (1.62%) Logic Apps
13 9 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (0.94%) PowerApps
15 5 (0.67%) Amazon S3
16 3 (0.40%) Amazon Alexa
16 3 (0.40%) Serverless
17 2 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
17 2 (0.27%) Azure Functions
17 2 (0.27%) Google Sheets
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.62%) Skype
2 9 (1.21%) Firewall
3 5 (0.67%) BIG-IP
3 5 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (0.67%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (0.67%) Extranet
3 5 (0.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 5 (0.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 5 (0.67%) LAN
3 5 (0.67%) MGCP
3 5 (0.67%) Network Security
3 5 (0.67%) NX-OS
3 5 (0.67%) Sourcefire
3 5 (0.67%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.67%) Unified Communications
3 5 (0.67%) VoIP
3 5 (0.67%) VPN
3 5 (0.67%) WAN
3 5 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (0.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (20.24%) Power BI
2 148 (19.97%) Tableau
3 137 (18.49%) Big Data
4 118 (15.92%) Data Warehouse
5 83 (11.20%) SQL Server
6 76 (10.26%) Data Lake
7 64 (8.64%) NoSQL
8 57 (7.69%) Hadoop
9 53 (7.15%) Relational Database
10 50 (6.75%) Data Mining
11 47 (6.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 47 (6.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 35 (4.72%) QlikView
13 31 (4.18%) Looker
14 28 (3.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 27 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
16 26 (3.51%) BigQuery
17 24 (3.24%) BusinessObjects
18 21 (2.83%) Amazon Redshift
19 19 (2.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 28 (3.78%) Git (software)
1 28 (3.78%) Visual Studio
2 19 (2.56%) Jenkins
3 13 (1.75%) Bitbucket
4 7 (0.94%) JIRA
4 7 (0.94%) RStudio
5 5 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (0.54%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.40%) Subversion
8 2 (0.27%) NUnit
8 2 (0.27%) ProC
9 1 (0.13%) CircleCI
9 1 (0.13%) ER Studio
9 1 (0.13%) ERwin
9 1 (0.13%) Hudson
9 1 (0.13%) Selenium
9 1 (0.13%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.13%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 269 (36.30%) Finance
2 90 (12.15%) Front Office
3 50 (6.75%) Marketing
4 39 (5.26%) Banking
5 30 (4.05%) Back Office
6 25 (3.37%) Games
7 19 (2.56%) Advertising
8 16 (2.16%) Retail
9 13 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
9 13 (1.75%) Publishing
10 9 (1.21%) Legal
11 7 (0.94%) Public Sector
11 7 (0.94%) Telecoms
12 6 (0.81%) Aerospace
12 6 (0.81%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.67%) Billing
13 5 (0.67%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.54%) Electronics
15 3 (0.40%) Brand Awareness
16 2 (0.27%) Police
Job Titles
1 168 (22.67%) Data Scientist
2 140 (18.89%) Developer
3 106 (14.30%) Data Engineer
4 95 (12.82%) Analyst
5 76 (10.26%) Python Developer
6 57 (7.69%) Senior Data Scientist
7 42 (5.67%) Data Analyst
8 40 (5.40%) Front Office Developer
8 40 (5.40%) JavaScript Developer
9 36 (4.86%) Architect
9 36 (4.86%) Consultant
10 35 (4.72%) Business Analyst
11 31 (4.18%) Financial Analyst
12 30 (4.05%) Finance Business Analyst
12 30 (4.05%) Python Engineer
13 28 (3.78%) Azure Architect
13 28 (3.78%) Data Manager
13 28 (3.78%) Solutions Architect
14 26 (3.51%) Lead Developer
15 24 (3.24%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (15.25%) Web Services
2 61 (8.23%) Shiny
3 49 (6.61%) Natural Language Processing
4 47 (6.34%) AngularJS
5 45 (6.07%) React
6 39 (5.26%) TensorFlow
6 39 (5.26%) Vue.js
7 32 (4.32%) .NET
8 27 (3.64%) Kafka
9 24 (3.24%) Pandas
10 22 (2.97%) RESTful
11 20 (2.70%) NumPy
12 17 (2.29%) Keras
13 15 (2.02%) scikit-learn
13 15 (2.02%) XML
14 12 (1.62%) .NET Framework
14 12 (1.62%) OLE
14 12 (1.62%) PySpark
15 11 (1.48%) PyTorch
16 10 (1.35%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 138 (18.62%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (13.77%) Fixed Income
3 82 (11.07%) Algorithms
4 81 (10.93%) Hedge funds
5 76 (10.26%) Derivative
5 76 (10.26%) Equities
6 46 (6.21%) Management Information System
7 43 (5.80%) Greenfield Project
8 32 (4.32%) Credit Derivative
9 31 (4.18%) Reference Data
10 29 (3.91%) Data Structures
11 22 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
12 15 (2.02%) Cloud Native
13 11 (1.48%) Mobile App
13 11 (1.48%) NHS
14 9 (1.21%) Analytical Mindset
14 9 (1.21%) Data Centre
14 9 (1.21%) Mobile Games
14 9 (1.21%) User Experience
15 8 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 27 (3.64%) Linux
2 15 (2.02%) Unix
3 7 (0.94%) Windows
4 5 (0.67%) Android
4 5 (0.67%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.27%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (46.02%) Analytics
2 264 (35.63%) Data Science
3 245 (33.06%) Agile Software Development
4 221 (29.82%) Machine Learning
5 207 (27.94%) Business Intelligence
6 176 (23.75%) Visualisation
7 122 (16.46%) Statistics
8 118 (15.92%) Data Visualisation
9 116 (15.65%) ETL
10 110 (14.84%) Computer Science
11 103 (13.90%) Data Analytics
12 101 (13.63%) Data Modelling
13 99 (13.36%) Mathematics
14 97 (13.09%) Software Engineering
15 95 (12.82%) Artificial Intelligence
16 84 (11.34%) Data Management
17 77 (10.39%) Investment Management
18 75 (10.12%) Scrum
19 73 (9.85%) Data Engineering
20 70 (9.45%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 615 (83.00%) Python
2 382 (51.55%) SQL
3 178 (24.02%) Java
4 64 (8.64%) C#
5 63 (8.50%) JavaScript
6 60 (8.10%) C
7 49 (6.61%) C++
8 43 (5.80%) Scala
9 35 (4.72%) MATLAB
10 22 (2.97%) T-SQL
11 17 (2.29%) VBA
12 15 (2.02%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 15 (2.02%) Go
13 14 (1.89%) Julia
14 8 (1.08%) PowerShell
15 7 (0.94%) Ruby
16 6 (0.81%) PHP
16 6 (0.81%) SAS Macro
17 4 (0.54%) Perl
17 4 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 145 (19.57%) Degree
2 51 (6.88%) PhD
3 22 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (2.97%) Numerate Degree
4 16 (2.16%) Security Cleared
5 11 (1.48%) Master's Degree
6 10 (1.35%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.81%) CISSP
8 5 (0.67%) ACCA
8 5 (0.67%) CCIE
8 5 (0.67%) CCNP
8 5 (0.67%) CIMA
8 5 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.54%) CISA
9 4 (0.54%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.40%) CISM
10 3 (0.40%) CRISC
11 2 (0.27%) MCP
11 2 (0.27%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (5.67%) Data Quality
2 28 (3.78%) QA
3 16 (2.16%) GDPR
4 8 (1.08%) CDISC
5 5 (0.67%) Good Clinical Practice
6 3 (0.40%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.27%) DICOM
7 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.27%) NIST
7 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.13%) HL7
8 1 (0.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 21 (2.83%) Docker
2 7 (0.94%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.54%) VMware NSX
4 3 (0.40%) HDFS
5 1 (0.13%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 26 (3.51%) Terraform
2 15 (2.02%) Puppet
3 10 (1.35%) Kubernetes
4 8 (1.08%) Ansible
5 6 (0.81%) ITRS Geneos
6 5 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (0.67%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.27%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.27%) Kibana
Vendors
1 88 (11.88%) Google
2 78 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 62 (8.37%) Databricks
4 31 (4.18%) Bloomberg
5 29 (3.91%) Sparx
6 17 (2.29%) SAP
7 16 (2.16%) Cognos
8 12 (1.62%) Alteryx
8 12 (1.62%) Informatica
8 12 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (1.48%) Oracle
9 11 (1.48%) Talend
10 10 (1.35%) Teradata
11 8 (1.08%) SolarWinds
12 6 (0.81%) Cloudera
12 6 (0.81%) Sage
12 6 (0.81%) StreamSets
13 5 (0.67%) Adaptive Insights
13 5 (0.67%) ExtraHop
13 5 (0.67%) Workday