Period
to 8 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

R
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 267 317 367
Rank change year-on-year +50 +50 +24
Permanent jobs citing R 369 829 786
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.02% 1.01% 0.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.85% 1.91% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 304 721 621
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £33,000 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £77,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 19,997 43,396 53,962
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 55.47% 52.76% 55.75%
Number of salaries quoted 16,454 34,961 45,223
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
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 the UK excluding London

Job postings citing R as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for R in the UK excluding London

R
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing R in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for R in the UK excluding London

R
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing R in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Salary histogram for R in the UK excluding London

R
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing R within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 8 August 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
South East +97 113 £45,000 -5.26% 4
North of England +104 69 £65,000 +23.22% 6
South West +1 60 £50,000 - 5
North West +73 51 £70,000 +27.27% 4
Midlands +65 37 £55,000 +22.22% 5
West Midlands +72 31 £55,000 +37.50% 3
East of England +43 30 £47,500 -24.00% 9
Wales +54 29 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Scotland +26 29 £55,000 +22.22% 5
Yorkshire +105 12 £45,000 -10.00% 2
North East +31 6 £53,750 +26.47%
East Midlands +62 4 £36,000 -26.15% 2
Northern Ireland +6 2 - -
R
UK

For the 6 months to 8 August 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for R.

1 337 (91.33%) Python
2 169 (45.80%) SQL
3 160 (43.36%) Analytics
4 147 (39.84%) Big Data
5 132 (35.77%) Data Science
6 129 (34.96%) Machine Learning
7 108 (29.27%) Azure
8 107 (29.00%) Analytical Skills
9 103 (27.91%) Degree
10 99 (26.83%) Business Intelligence
11 97 (26.29%) Mathematics
12 79 (21.41%) Software Engineering
13 75 (20.33%) Data Lake
14 73 (19.78%) Agile Software Development
14 73 (19.78%) Apache Spark
15 72 (19.51%) C#
16 68 (18.43%) Microsoft
16 68 (18.43%) Power BI
16 68 (18.43%) Power Platform
17 67 (18.16%) Hadoop
18 61 (16.53%) Java
19 59 (15.99%) MATLAB
20 58 (15.72%) Finance
20 58 (15.72%) Algorithms
21 56 (15.18%) Data Analytics
21 56 (15.18%) .NET
22 54 (14.63%) Windows
23 52 (14.09%) SAS
24 51 (13.82%) Databricks
25 48 (13.01%) Visualisation

R
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 73 (19.78%) Apache Spark
2 52 (14.09%) SAS
3 14 (3.79%) Apache
4 11 (2.98%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.90%) Confluence
7 4 (1.08%) Apache Solr
7 4 (1.08%) Jupyter
8 2 (0.54%) JBoss
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.27%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (6.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.54%) Gephi
4 2 (0.54%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.27%) GNU Octave
5 1 (0.27%) SPSS
5 1 (0.27%) Stata
5 1 (0.27%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 108 (29.27%) Azure
2 68 (18.43%) Power Platform
3 44 (11.92%) AWS
4 28 (7.59%) SaaS
5 20 (5.42%) PaaS
6 18 (4.88%) IaaS
7 14 (3.79%) GCP
8 10 (2.71%) Azure Data Factory
9 7 (1.90%) Amazon S3
10 6 (1.63%) Amazon EMR
10 6 (1.63%) Azure Machine Learning
11 5 (1.36%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (1.36%) PowerApps
12 2 (0.54%) Amazon Kinesis
13 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.27%) Google Tag Manager
13 1 (0.27%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.07%) Skype
2 4 (1.08%) HTTP
2 4 (1.08%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.81%) DNS
3 3 (0.81%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.54%) Bluetooth
4 2 (0.54%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.54%) Firewall
4 2 (0.54%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (0.54%) MPLS
4 2 (0.54%) RS-232
4 2 (0.54%) RS-485
4 2 (0.54%) SSL
4 2 (0.54%) VPN
4 2 (0.54%) Wireless
4 2 (0.54%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.27%) Broadband
5 1 (0.27%) DHCP
5 1 (0.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (39.84%) Big Data
2 75 (20.33%) Data Lake
3 68 (18.43%) Power BI
4 67 (18.16%) Hadoop
5 45 (12.20%) Data Warehouse
6 44 (11.92%) SQL Server
7 34 (9.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 29 (7.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 23 (6.23%) HDInsight
10 21 (5.69%) NoSQL
10 21 (5.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 20 (5.42%) Data Mining
11 20 (5.42%) MongoDB
12 17 (4.61%) Apache Hive
13 16 (4.34%) PostgreSQL
14 15 (4.07%) Apache Cassandra
15 13 (3.52%) HBase
15 13 (3.52%) KNIME
15 13 (3.52%) SQL Server 2016
15 13 (3.52%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 43 (11.65%) Git (software)
2 14 (3.79%) Jenkins
3 9 (2.44%) Cucumber
4 8 (2.17%) JIRA
5 3 (0.81%) RStudio
5 3 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.54%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.54%) Bitbucket Server
6 2 (0.54%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.54%) CppUnit
6 2 (0.54%) git-flow
6 2 (0.54%) JUnit
7 1 (0.27%) GitLab
7 1 (0.27%) GoCD
7 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 58 (15.72%) Finance
2 18 (4.88%) Marketing
3 15 (4.07%) Aerospace
4 8 (2.17%) Retail
5 6 (1.63%) Advertising
5 6 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.36%) Legal
6 5 (1.36%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.08%) Games
8 3 (0.81%) Public Sector
8 3 (0.81%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.54%) Automotive
9 2 (0.54%) Electronics
9 2 (0.54%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.54%) Publishing
10 1 (0.27%) Police
Job Titles
1 65 (17.62%) Analyst
2 63 (17.07%) Data Engineer
3 62 (16.80%) Software Engineer
4 52 (14.09%) Data Scientist
5 42 (11.38%) Architect
6 40 (10.84%) Data Analyst
7 37 (10.03%) Solutions Architect
8 33 (8.94%) Developer
9 32 (8.67%) C# Software Engineer
10 31 (8.40%) Cloud Architect
10 31 (8.40%) Cloud Solutions Architect
11 21 (5.69%) Applications Engineer
11 21 (5.69%) Azure Architect
11 21 (5.69%) Consultant
11 21 (5.69%) Development Engineer
11 21 (5.69%) Software Development Engineer
11 21 (5.69%) Windows Engineer
12 17 (4.61%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 16 (4.34%) Data Consultant
14 14 (3.79%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (15.18%) .NET
2 26 (7.05%) Kafka
3 12 (3.25%) Node.js
4 11 (2.98%) AngularJS
5 10 (2.71%) React
6 9 (2.44%) HTML
6 9 (2.44%) Natural Language Processing
7 7 (1.90%) CSS
7 7 (1.90%) MDX
7 7 (1.90%) PostGIS
8 6 (1.63%) Middleware
9 5 (1.36%) ASP.NET
9 5 (1.36%) TensorFlow
9 5 (1.36%) Vue.js
10 4 (1.08%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (1.08%) jQuery
10 4 (1.08%) Redux
10 4 (1.08%) scikit-learn
10 4 (1.08%) Web Services
11 3 (0.81%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 107 (29.00%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (15.72%) Algorithms
3 6 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (1.63%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.36%) Analytical Mindset
4 5 (1.36%) Blog
4 5 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (1.36%) User Experience
5 4 (1.08%) Driving Licence
6 3 (0.81%) Biotechnology
6 3 (0.81%) Data Structures
6 3 (0.81%) Life Science
6 3 (0.81%) Mainframe
6 3 (0.81%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.54%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (0.54%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 2 (0.54%) Renewable Energy
7 2 (0.54%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.27%) NHS
8 1 (0.27%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 54 (14.63%) Windows
2 31 (8.40%) Linux
3 15 (4.07%) Unix
4 6 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.08%) Android
5 4 (1.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (43.36%) Analytics
2 132 (35.77%) Data Science
3 129 (34.96%) Machine Learning
4 99 (26.83%) Business Intelligence
5 97 (26.29%) Mathematics
6 79 (21.41%) Software Engineering
7 73 (19.78%) Agile Software Development
8 56 (15.18%) Data Analytics
9 48 (13.01%) Artificial Intelligence
9 48 (13.01%) Visualisation
10 42 (11.38%) Migration
11 41 (11.11%) Data Modelling
11 41 (11.11%) Statistics
12 40 (10.84%) Computer Science
13 37 (10.03%) ETL
14 35 (9.49%) Computer Vision
14 35 (9.49%) Enterprise Architecture
15 32 (8.67%) Image Processing
15 32 (8.67%) Unit Testing
16 29 (7.86%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 337 (91.33%) Python
2 169 (45.80%) SQL
3 72 (19.51%) C#
4 61 (16.53%) Java
5 59 (15.99%) MATLAB
6 35 (9.49%) C++
7 34 (9.21%) JavaScript
8 33 (8.94%) Perl
9 31 (8.40%) Scala
10 19 (5.15%) C
10 19 (5.15%) T-SQL
11 12 (3.25%) PowerShell
12 11 (2.98%) Ruby
13 10 (2.71%) Go
14 9 (2.44%) VB.NET
15 7 (1.90%) VBA
16 6 (1.63%) Bash Shell
16 6 (1.63%) Clojure
16 6 (1.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 3 (0.81%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 103 (27.91%) Degree
2 35 (9.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 31 (8.40%) Security Cleared
4 22 (5.96%) SC Cleared
5 17 (4.61%) Numerate Degree
6 15 (4.07%) DV Cleared
7 13 (3.52%) PhD
8 6 (1.63%) CBAP
9 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.81%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.54%) CCNA
10 2 (0.54%) CEH
10 2 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.54%) CISSP
10 2 (0.54%) GIAC
10 2 (0.54%) Linux+ Certification
10 2 (0.54%) MCSE
10 2 (0.54%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (0.54%) SANS
10 2 (0.54%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.07%) NIST
2 13 (3.52%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.08%) QA
4 2 (0.54%) GDPR
4 2 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (7.05%) Docker
2 2 (0.54%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.27%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (1.90%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.08%) Kibana
3 2 (0.54%) logstash
3 2 (0.54%) Oozie
4 1 (0.27%) Ansible
4 1 (0.27%) Puppet
4 1 (0.27%) SCCM
4 1 (0.27%) SCOM
4 1 (0.27%) Terraform
4 1 (0.27%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 68 (18.43%) Microsoft
2 51 (13.82%) Databricks
3 42 (11.38%) Tableau
4 33 (8.94%) Sparx
5 24 (6.50%) Splunk
6 13 (3.52%) Informatica
6 13 (3.52%) Teradata
7 9 (2.44%) Hortonworks
7 9 (2.44%) Oracle
8 7 (1.90%) Google
8 7 (1.90%) IBM
9 6 (1.63%) MicroStrategy
9 6 (1.63%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.63%) Talend
10 3 (0.81%) Netezza
11 2 (0.54%) Alteryx
11 2 (0.54%) Apple
11 2 (0.54%) BT
11 2 (0.54%) SIMUL8
12 1 (0.27%) RapidMiner