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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

R
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 153 149
Rank change year-on-year +21 -4  
Permanent jobs citing R 25 9 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.92% 0.31% 0.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.44% 0.60% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 14 7 10
Median salary £45,000 £46,000 £34,780
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.17% +32.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £43,568 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £88,500 £55,000 £79,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +17.64%  

R is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1739 1497 1560
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 64.08% 52.23% 50.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1111 795 967
Median salary £41,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £54,000 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

R
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing R as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +9 16 £45,000 - 4
Glasgow +2 4 £35,000 -34.88% 5
Stirling - 4 £45,000 - 1
R
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 49 (87.50%) SQL
1 49 (87.50%) Python
2 42 (75.00%) Analytics
3 40 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (69.64%) Machine Learning
5 36 (64.29%) Hadoop
6 26 (46.43%) SAS
6 26 (46.43%) Finance
7 24 (42.86%) Degree
8 22 (39.29%) Visualisation
9 20 (35.71%) Scala
9 20 (35.71%) Data Analysis
10 19 (33.93%) .NET
11 18 (32.14%) Natural Language Processing
12 16 (28.57%) Spatial Analysis
13 15 (26.79%) Mathematics
14 14 (25.00%) Big Data
15 13 (23.21%) Apache Hive
15 13 (23.21%) Data Acquisition
15 13 (23.21%) Anti-Money Laundering
16 12 (21.43%) KYC
16 12 (21.43%) Statistics
17 11 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
17 11 (19.64%) Project Management
17 11 (19.64%) Master's Degree
18 10 (17.86%) Decision Tree
18 10 (17.86%) Apache Pig
18 10 (17.86%) Data Mining
18 10 (17.86%) Regression Analysis
18 10 (17.86%) Business Analytics

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 (46.43%) SAS
2 10 (17.86%) Apache Pig
3 6 (10.71%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (8.93%) SPSS
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.93%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (64.29%) Hadoop
2 14 (25.00%) Big Data
3 13 (23.21%) Apache Hive
4 10 (17.86%) Data Mining
5 6 (10.71%) QlikView
6 5 (8.93%) BigQuery
7 4 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
8 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (3.57%) MongoDB
9 2 (3.57%) Spotfire
10 1 (1.79%) DB2
10 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 26 (46.43%) Finance
2 9 (16.07%) Legal
3 1 (1.79%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Games
3 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Marketing
3 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (53.57%) Data Scientist
2 12 (21.43%) Analyst
3 9 (16.07%) Senior Data Scientist
4 7 (12.50%) Consultant
5 6 (10.71%) Data Analyst
5 6 (10.71%) Senior Consultant
6 4 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Data Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Hadoop Consultant
6 4 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Analyst Programmer
7 3 (5.36%) Programmer
7 3 (5.36%) SAS Consultant
7 3 (5.36%) Senior Analyst Programmer
7 3 (5.36%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Senior Programmer
7 3 (5.36%) Senior SAS Consultant
8 2 (3.57%) SQL Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) SQL Data Analyst
9 1 (1.79%) Excel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (33.93%) .NET
2 18 (32.14%) Natural Language Processing
3 7 (12.50%) D3.js
4 2 (3.57%) NumPy
4 2 (3.57%) TensorFlow
5 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.79%) Django
5 1 (1.79%) ggplot
5 1 (1.79%) Kafka
5 1 (1.79%) MLlib
5 1 (1.79%) Pandas
5 1 (1.79%) React
5 1 (1.79%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 40 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.14%) Algorithms
3 3 (5.36%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.36%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (5.36%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.79%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.79%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.79%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.79%) Linux
1 1 (1.79%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (75.00%) Analytics
2 39 (69.64%) Machine Learning
3 22 (39.29%) Visualisation
4 20 (35.71%) Data Analysis
5 16 (28.57%) Spatial Analysis
6 15 (26.79%) Mathematics
7 13 (23.21%) Anti-Money Laundering
7 13 (23.21%) Data Acquisition
8 12 (21.43%) KYC
8 12 (21.43%) Statistics
9 11 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (19.64%) Project Management
10 10 (17.86%) Business Analytics
10 10 (17.86%) Decision Tree
10 10 (17.86%) Regression Analysis
11 9 (16.07%) Case Management
11 9 (16.07%) Data Analytics
11 9 (16.07%) Factor Analysis
11 9 (16.07%) Functional Testing
11 9 (16.07%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (87.50%) Python
1 49 (87.50%) SQL
2 20 (35.71%) Scala
3 7 (12.50%) MATLAB
4 5 (8.93%) Java
5 2 (3.57%) C#
5 2 (3.57%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.57%) VB
6 1 (1.79%) C
6 1 (1.79%) C++
6 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (42.86%) Degree
2 11 (19.64%) Master's Degree
3 9 (16.07%) PhD
4 5 (8.93%) Numerate Degree
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 9 (16.07%) Ambari
2 1 (1.79%) Kibana
Vendors
1 7 (12.50%) Tableau
2 4 (7.14%) Oracle
3 3 (5.36%) Informatica
4 1 (1.79%) Cognos
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.79%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (1.79%) Norkom
Glasgow
Churchill Frank
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stirling
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Edinburgh
Churchill Frank
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 21 days ago
Edinburgh
Churchill Frank
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + 10% BONUS
Posted: 14 days ago