Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

R
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 190 226
Rank change year-on-year +27 +36 +16
Permanent jobs citing R 65 20 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.15% 0.39% 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.88% 0.73% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 45 14 10
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,250 £79,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.69% -44.34% +76.67%
10th Percentile £31,250 £35,550 £38,750
90th Percentile £67,000 £55,875 £84,325
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% -

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 Scotland with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 3458 2743 3227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 61.30% 53.55% 50.14%
Number of salaries quoted 2237 1692 2010
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +2.27%

R
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing R as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for R in Scotland

R
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for R in Scotland

R
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing R in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for R in Scotland

R
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing R within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Edinburgh +19 39 £41,250 -0.41% 2
Glasgow -3 14 £50,000 +8.70%
Stirling - 7 £45,000 - 1
Dundee - 4 £50,000 -
R
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing R also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for R.

1 57 (87.69%) Python
2 36 (55.38%) SQL
3 33 (50.77%) Analytics
4 32 (49.23%) Mathematics
5 31 (47.69%) Machine Learning
6 28 (43.08%) Degree
7 27 (41.54%) Visualisation
8 26 (40.00%) SAS
9 25 (38.46%) Statistics
10 24 (36.92%) Analytical Skills
11 23 (35.38%) Finance
12 22 (33.85%) Business Intelligence
13 19 (29.23%) Big Data
14 18 (27.69%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (26.15%) Apache Spark
16 16 (24.62%) Data Analytics
16 16 (24.62%) ETL
16 16 (24.62%) PhD
17 14 (21.54%) Physics
17 14 (21.54%) MongoDB
17 14 (21.54%) Data Visualisation
18 13 (20.00%) Hadoop
19 12 (18.46%) NumPy
19 12 (18.46%) Algorithms
19 12 (18.46%) Applied Mathematics
19 12 (18.46%) Statistical Analysis
19 12 (18.46%) Data Warehouse
19 12 (18.46%) Java
19 12 (18.46%) MATLAB
20 11 (16.92%) Data Analysis

R
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 26 (40.00%) SAS
2 17 (26.15%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.54%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 6 (9.23%) SPSS
2 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.62%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.54%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (1.54%) Azure Machine Learning
3 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (29.23%) Big Data
2 14 (21.54%) MongoDB
3 13 (20.00%) Hadoop
4 12 (18.46%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (10.77%) Power BI
6 7 (10.77%) QlikView
7 6 (9.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (7.69%) Apache Hive
9 4 (6.15%) Data Mining
9 4 (6.15%) Relational Database
9 4 (6.15%) Spotfire
10 3 (4.62%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (4.62%) MySQL
10 3 (4.62%) SQL Server
11 2 (3.08%) Cognos Report Studio
11 2 (3.08%) NoSQL
11 2 (3.08%) OLAP
11 2 (3.08%) Oracle OLAP
11 2 (3.08%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.54%) Gradle
1 1 (1.54%) Maven
General
1 23 (35.38%) Finance
2 8 (12.31%) Marketing
3 7 (10.77%) Games
4 2 (3.08%) Banking
4 2 (3.08%) Retail
5 1 (1.54%) Advertising
5 1 (1.54%) Electronics
5 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.54%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (47.69%) Data Scientist
2 22 (33.85%) Analyst
3 10 (15.38%) Data Analyst
4 7 (10.77%) Developer
5 6 (9.23%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 6 (9.23%) Insight Analyst
6 5 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (6.15%) Analyst Programmer
7 4 (6.15%) Data Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Programmer
7 4 (6.15%) Senior Analyst Programmer
7 4 (6.15%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
7 4 (6.15%) Senior Programmer
8 3 (4.62%) Report Developer
8 3 (4.62%) SQL Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) SQL Data Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) Business Intelligence Consultant
9 2 (3.08%) Consultant
9 2 (3.08%) Data Manager
9 2 (3.08%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.46%) NumPy
2 6 (9.23%) AngularJS
2 6 (9.23%) D3.js
2 6 (9.23%) Django
2 6 (9.23%) MLlib
2 6 (9.23%) SciPy
3 4 (6.15%) .NET
4 3 (4.62%) ggplot
4 3 (4.62%) HTML
5 2 (3.08%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.08%) HTML5
5 2 (3.08%) Pandas
5 2 (3.08%) TensorFlow
6 1 (1.54%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.54%) jQuery
6 1 (1.54%) JSP
6 1 (1.54%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (1.54%) Node.js
6 1 (1.54%) REST
6 1 (1.54%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 24 (36.92%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (18.46%) Algorithms
3 10 (15.38%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.62%) Data Structures
4 3 (4.62%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.54%) Fintech
5 1 (1.54%) Mobile Games
5 1 (1.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.69%) Linux
2 2 (3.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (50.77%) Analytics
2 32 (49.23%) Mathematics
3 31 (47.69%) Machine Learning
4 27 (41.54%) Visualisation
5 25 (38.46%) Statistics
6 22 (33.85%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (27.69%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (24.62%) Data Analytics
8 16 (24.62%) ETL
9 14 (21.54%) Data Visualisation
9 14 (21.54%) Physics
10 12 (18.46%) Applied Mathematics
10 12 (18.46%) Statistical Analysis
11 11 (16.92%) Data Analysis
12 9 (13.85%) Actionable Insight
13 7 (10.77%) Dashboard Development
13 7 (10.77%) Operations Research
13 7 (10.77%) Statistical Modelling
14 6 (9.23%) Prototyping
15 5 (7.69%) Creative Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 57 (87.69%) Python
2 36 (55.38%) SQL
3 12 (18.46%) Java
3 12 (18.46%) MATLAB
4 4 (6.15%) C#
4 4 (6.15%) Scala
5 3 (4.62%) C++
5 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.08%) C
6 2 (3.08%) VB
7 1 (1.54%) Go
7 1 (1.54%) HiveQL
7 1 (1.54%) Lua
7 1 (1.54%) Perl
7 1 (1.54%) Ruby
7 1 (1.54%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (43.08%) Degree
2 16 (24.62%) PhD
3 2 (3.08%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.54%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.54%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) Docker
1 1 (1.54%) HDFS
Vendors
1 8 (12.31%) Tableau
2 6 (9.23%) Informatica
3 5 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.62%) Oracle
4 3 (4.62%) SAP
5 2 (3.08%) Cognos
5 2 (3.08%) Google
5 2 (3.08%) Teradata
5 2 (3.08%) Vertica
6 1 (1.54%) TIBCO