Period
to 31 July 2021

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 31 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

R
UK > Scotland
6 months to
31 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 157 110 131
Rank change year-on-year -47 +21 +44
Permanent jobs citing R 45 31 105
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 1.01% 1.36% 1.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.94% 2.23% 3.41%
Number of salaries quoted 35 27 75
10th Percentile £39,000 £41,900 £33,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £45,000 £34,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +22.22% -14.29%
75th Percentile £61,875 £62,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £69,750 £68,500 £67,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £65,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -15.38% +13.04% -4.17%

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 2,318 1,388 3,082
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 52.25% 61.01% 57.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,598 908 2,057
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,925 £30,250
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,813 £55,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 31 July 2021.

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 31 July 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
Edinburgh -30 29 £52,500 -4.55% 3
Glasgow -13 11 £48,000 -12.73% 2
Scottish Borders - 2 £47,500 -
Dundee -22 1 £45,000 -
Aberdeen - 1 £50,000 -
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
R
UK

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 Scotland region with a requirement for R.

1 42 (93.33%) Python
2 30 (66.67%) SQL
3 25 (55.56%) Data Science
4 21 (46.67%) Analytics
5 19 (42.22%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (40.00%) Power BI
6 18 (40.00%) Power Platform
6 18 (40.00%) Social Skills
7 17 (37.78%) Azure
8 16 (35.56%) Visualisation
8 16 (35.56%) Finance
9 15 (33.33%) Data Visualisation
9 15 (33.33%) Tableau
10 13 (28.89%) AWS
10 13 (28.89%) Mathematics
10 13 (28.89%) SAS
10 13 (28.89%) Machine Learning
11 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (26.67%) Data Integration
11 12 (26.67%) Data Management
12 11 (24.44%) Statistics
13 10 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (22.22%) Data Quality
13 10 (22.22%) Data Analytics
13 10 (22.22%) Data Analysis
13 10 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (20.00%) Data Engineering
15 8 (17.78%) GitHub
15 8 (17.78%) DevOps
15 8 (17.78%) Scrum

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 13 (28.89%) SAS
2 7 (15.56%) Apache Spark
3 2 (4.44%) Apache Airflow
3 2 (4.44%) Luigi
4 1 (2.22%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Stata
2 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 18 (40.00%) Power Platform
2 17 (37.78%) Azure
3 13 (28.89%) AWS
4 8 (17.78%) GitHub
5 4 (8.89%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (8.89%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (8.89%) Serverless
6 2 (4.44%) Azure Machine Learning
6 2 (4.44%) GCP
6 2 (4.44%) SaaS
7 1 (2.22%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (2.22%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (2.22%) Azure Logic Apps
7 1 (2.22%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 1 (2.22%) Google Ads
7 1 (2.22%) Google Analytics
7 1 (2.22%) IaaS
7 1 (2.22%) PaaS
7 1 (2.22%) Snowflake
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (40.00%) Power BI
2 15 (33.33%) Tableau
3 10 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (17.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (17.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (17.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (13.33%) Hadoop
6 5 (11.11%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 3 (6.67%) Big Data
7 3 (6.67%) NoSQL
7 3 (6.67%) Relational Database
8 2 (4.44%) Azkaban
8 2 (4.44%) Data Lake
8 2 (4.44%) Flink
8 2 (4.44%) Qlik Sense
8 2 (4.44%) QlikView
9 1 (2.22%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (2.22%) OLAP
9 1 (2.22%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.89%) Jenkins
2 4 (8.89%) RStudio
3 1 (2.22%) JIRA
3 1 (2.22%) JUnit
General
1 18 (40.00%) Social Skills
2 16 (35.56%) Finance
3 10 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (15.56%) Presentation Skills
5 4 (8.89%) Banking
5 4 (8.89%) Electronics
5 4 (8.89%) Wearables
6 3 (6.67%) Retail
7 1 (2.22%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (2.22%) Marketing
7 1 (2.22%) Public Sector
7 1 (2.22%) Publishing
7 1 (2.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (24.44%) Data Scientist
2 9 (20.00%) Analyst
3 8 (17.78%) Data Analyst
4 7 (15.56%) Consultant
5 6 (13.33%) Data Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) Developer
6 5 (11.11%) SAS Consultant
7 4 (8.89%) Architect
7 4 (8.89%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) Data Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) Senior Business Intelligence Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) Senior Data Warehouse Consultant
9 1 (2.22%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 1 (2.22%) Financial Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) Report Developer
9 1 (2.22%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) Kafka
2 4 (8.89%) NumPy
2 4 (8.89%) Pandas
2 4 (8.89%) Shiny
3 2 (4.44%) .NET
3 2 (4.44%) Spark Streaming
4 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.22%) D3.js
4 1 (2.22%) GraphQL
4 1 (2.22%) MDX
4 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Algorithms
2 3 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (55.56%) Data Science
2 21 (46.67%) Analytics
3 19 (42.22%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (35.56%) Visualisation
5 15 (33.33%) Data Visualisation
6 13 (28.89%) Machine Learning
6 13 (28.89%) Mathematics
7 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (26.67%) Data Integration
7 12 (26.67%) Data Management
8 11 (24.44%) Statistics
9 10 (22.22%) Data Analysis
9 10 (22.22%) Data Analytics
10 9 (20.00%) Data Engineering
11 8 (17.78%) DevOps
11 8 (17.78%) Scrum
12 7 (15.56%) Data Modelling
12 7 (15.56%) ETL
13 6 (13.33%) Artificial Intelligence
13 6 (13.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 42 (93.33%) Python
2 30 (66.67%) SQL
3 7 (15.56%) Java
3 7 (15.56%) T-SQL
4 6 (13.33%) Scala
5 5 (11.11%) PL/SQL
6 3 (6.67%) C#
7 2 (4.44%) C++
7 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) PhD
2 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
1 7 (15.56%) Teradata
2 5 (11.11%) DataFlux
3 3 (6.67%) Oracle
4 2 (4.44%) Informatica
5 1 (2.22%) Adobe
5 1 (2.22%) Blue Prism
5 1 (2.22%) Google
5 1 (2.22%) Nintex
5 1 (2.22%) Pega
5 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.22%) UiPath