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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

R
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 141 156
Rank change year-on-year +36 +15  
Permanent jobs citing R 31 20 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.33% 0.68% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.19% 1.40% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 9 12 3
Median salary £80,000 £50,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +57.63% +19.41%  
90% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £32,500 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £97,500 £57,500 £58,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  

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 1417 1431 1663
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 61.00% 48.79% 53.46%
Number of salaries quoted 811 914 1066
Median salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.43% +2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,450 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.21% +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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +24 28 £85,000 +61.90% 5
Dundee - 3 £44,500 -
R
UK

R
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 36 (87.80%) Python
2 34 (82.93%) SQL
3 32 (78.05%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (68.29%) Analytics
4 28 (68.29%) Machine Learning
5 27 (65.85%) Hadoop
6 21 (51.22%) Degree
6 21 (51.22%) SAS
6 21 (51.22%) Finance
7 18 (43.90%) Data Analysis
8 17 (41.46%) Anti-Money Laundering
9 15 (36.59%) KYC
9 15 (36.59%) Apache Hive
10 13 (31.71%) Regression Analysis
10 13 (31.71%) Change Control
10 13 (31.71%) Functional Testing
10 13 (31.71%) Business Analytics
10 13 (31.71%) Workflow
10 13 (31.71%) Data Mining
10 13 (31.71%) Project Management
10 13 (31.71%) .NET
10 13 (31.71%) Case Management
10 13 (31.71%) Decision Tree
11 12 (29.27%) Risk Management
11 12 (29.27%) Legal
11 12 (29.27%) Business Analysis
11 12 (29.27%) Natural Language Processing
11 12 (29.27%) Scala
11 12 (29.27%) Apache Pig
11 12 (29.27%) Ambari

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 21 (51.22%) SAS
2 12 (29.27%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Houdini
1 1 (2.44%) Maya
1 1 (2.44%) MS Office
1 1 (2.44%) NUKE
1 1 (2.44%) SPSS
1 1 (2.44%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.88%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) HTTP
1 1 (2.44%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.44%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (65.85%) Hadoop
2 15 (36.59%) Apache Hive
3 13 (31.71%) Data Mining
4 7 (17.07%) Big Data
5 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
6 2 (4.88%) BigQuery
6 2 (4.88%) QlikView
7 1 (2.44%) DB2
7 1 (2.44%) GIS
7 1 (2.44%) MySQL
7 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (2.44%) Spotfire
7 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 21 (51.22%) Finance
2 12 (29.27%) Legal
3 2 (4.88%) Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (41.46%) Data Scientist
2 9 (21.95%) Analyst
3 8 (19.51%) Consultant
3 8 (19.51%) Senior Consultant
4 5 (12.20%) Data Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Hadoop Consultant
5 4 (9.76%) SAS Consultant
5 4 (9.76%) Senior Data Scientist
5 4 (9.76%) Senior SAS Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Data Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Python Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) C Software Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) C++ Developer
8 1 (2.44%) C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Linux Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) SAS Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Senior SAS Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (31.71%) .NET
2 12 (29.27%) Natural Language Processing
3 2 (4.88%) D3.js
4 1 (2.44%) CryEngine
4 1 (2.44%) DirectX
4 1 (2.44%) Django
4 1 (2.44%) Flask
4 1 (2.44%) OpenGL
4 1 (2.44%) PyQt
4 1 (2.44%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (2.44%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 32 (78.05%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.88%) Algorithms
2 2 (4.88%) Animation
2 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.44%) Social Media
3 1 (2.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Linux
1 1 (2.44%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (68.29%) Analytics
1 28 (68.29%) Machine Learning
2 18 (43.90%) Data Analysis
3 17 (41.46%) Anti-Money Laundering
4 15 (36.59%) KYC
5 13 (31.71%) Business Analytics
5 13 (31.71%) Case Management
5 13 (31.71%) Change Control
5 13 (31.71%) Decision Tree
5 13 (31.71%) Functional Testing
5 13 (31.71%) Project Management
5 13 (31.71%) Regression Analysis
5 13 (31.71%) Workflow
6 12 (29.27%) Business Analysis
6 12 (29.27%) Factor Analysis
6 12 (29.27%) Line Management
6 12 (29.27%) Risk Management
7 11 (26.83%) Visualisation
8 10 (24.39%) Spatial Analysis
9 9 (21.95%) Data Acquisition
Programming Languages
1 36 (87.80%) Python
2 34 (82.93%) SQL
3 12 (29.27%) Scala
4 4 (9.76%) C++
5 2 (4.88%) C
5 2 (4.88%) MATLAB
5 2 (4.88%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.44%) C#
6 1 (2.44%) GLSL
6 1 (2.44%) HLSL
6 1 (2.44%) Java
6 1 (2.44%) Perl
6 1 (2.44%) PHP
6 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.44%) VB
6 1 (2.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (51.22%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) Actionable Recommendations
Systems Management
1 12 (29.27%) Ambari
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) Oracle
2 3 (7.32%) Tableau
3 1 (2.44%) Cognos
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.44%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (2.44%) Norkom
3 1 (2.44%) RapidMiner
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