Period
to 4 July 2020

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 4 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

R
UK > Scotland
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 110 128 188
Rank change year-on-year +18 +60 -30
Permanent jobs citing R 34 111 56
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 1.31% 2.03% 0.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.19% 3.52% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 26 82 30
Median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -12.20% +13.89%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £33,625
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £72,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%

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 1,552 3,154 3,345
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 59.78% 57.58% 56.97%
Number of salaries quoted 989 2,126 2,282
Median annual salary £45,500 £43,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.60% -3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

R
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for R in Scotland

R
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for R in Scotland

R
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing R in Scotland over the 6 months to 4 July 2020.

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 4 July 2020. 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 +13 18 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Dundee +9 6 £40,000 -
Glasgow +14 4 £62,500 +32.98% 1
Stirling - 3 £53,500 -
West Lothian - 2 £55,000 -
Aberdeen - 1 £47,500 -
R
UK

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for R.

1 30 (88.24%) Python
2 19 (55.88%) SQL
3 16 (47.06%) Data Science
4 15 (44.12%) Machine Learning
5 12 (35.29%) Azure
5 12 (35.29%) Analytics
6 11 (32.35%) Java
7 10 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (29.41%) Kafka
8 9 (26.47%) Data Management
8 9 (26.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (26.47%) .NET
9 8 (23.53%) Data Engineering
9 8 (23.53%) Apache Spark
9 8 (23.53%) AWS
10 7 (20.59%) Algorithms
10 7 (20.59%) Artificial Intelligence
10 7 (20.59%) Oracle
10 7 (20.59%) GCP
11 6 (17.65%) MATLAB
11 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (17.65%) Scrum
11 6 (17.65%) Software Engineering
11 6 (17.65%) Big Data
11 6 (17.65%) NoSQL
12 5 (14.71%) Statistics
12 5 (14.71%) Git (software)
12 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
12 5 (14.71%) Finance
12 5 (14.71%) C

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 8 (23.53%) Apache Spark
2 4 (11.76%) SAS
3 2 (5.88%) Apache
3 2 (5.88%) JBoss
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
Cloud Services
1 12 (35.29%) Azure
2 8 (23.53%) AWS
3 7 (20.59%) GCP
4 4 (11.76%) Amazon EMR
4 4 (11.76%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (2.94%) PaaS
5 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.82%) Bluetooth
2 3 (8.82%) RS-232
2 3 (8.82%) RS-485
2 3 (8.82%) Wireless
2 3 (8.82%) ZigBee
3 2 (5.88%) HTTP
3 2 (5.88%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (17.65%) Big Data
2 6 (17.65%) NoSQL
3 4 (11.76%) Apache Hive
3 4 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (11.76%) Hadoop
3 4 (11.76%) Impala
4 3 (8.82%) Qlik Sense
4 3 (8.82%) QlikView
4 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.94%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.88%) ClearCase
2 2 (5.88%) CppUnit
2 2 (5.88%) JUnit
3 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Aerospace
2 3 (8.82%) Automotive
2 3 (8.82%) Electronics
2 3 (8.82%) Games
2 3 (8.82%) Manufacturing
2 3 (8.82%) Marketing
3 2 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Data Engineer
1 9 (26.47%) Data Scientist
2 4 (11.76%) Software Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Consultant
3 3 (8.82%) Data Consultant
3 3 (8.82%) Management Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Data Science Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Data Science Expert
4 2 (5.88%) Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Embedded Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Senior Data Scientist
5 1 (2.94%) Big Data Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Data Science Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Digital Solutions Architect
5 1 (2.94%) Junior Data Scientist
5 1 (2.94%) Principal Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (29.41%) Kafka
2 9 (26.47%) .NET
3 3 (8.82%) AngularJS
4 2 (5.88%) JSON
4 2 (5.88%) RESTful
4 2 (5.88%) SOAP
4 2 (5.88%) WebSockets
4 2 (5.88%) XML
5 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.94%) CSS
5 1 (2.94%) CSS3
5 1 (2.94%) Entity Framework
5 1 (2.94%) HTML
5 1 (2.94%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Algorithms
2 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (47.06%) Data Science
2 15 (44.12%) Machine Learning
3 12 (35.29%) Analytics
4 10 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (26.47%) Data Management
6 8 (23.53%) Data Engineering
7 7 (20.59%) Artificial Intelligence
8 6 (17.65%) Scrum
8 6 (17.65%) Software Engineering
8 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (14.71%) ETL
9 5 (14.71%) Statistics
10 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (11.76%) Collaborative Working
10 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
10 4 (11.76%) Data Ingestion
10 4 (11.76%) Data Integration
10 4 (11.76%) Data Modelling
10 4 (11.76%) Kimball Methodology
11 3 (8.82%) Disruptive Innovation
Programming Languages
1 30 (88.24%) Python
2 19 (55.88%) SQL
3 11 (32.35%) Java
4 6 (17.65%) MATLAB
5 5 (14.71%) C
6 4 (11.76%) C#
6 4 (11.76%) Scala
7 3 (8.82%) Embedded C
7 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
8 2 (5.88%) C++
8 2 (5.88%) Perl
8 2 (5.88%) PL/SQL
8 2 (5.88%) Shell Script
8 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.94%) F#
9 1 (2.94%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) PhD
2 2 (5.88%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Oracle
2 4 (11.76%) Databricks
2 4 (11.76%) Google
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.76%) Tableau
2 4 (11.76%) Talend
3 3 (8.82%) Informatica
3 3 (8.82%) Teradata