Period
to 13 December 2019

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 13 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

R
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 318 344 389
Rank change year-on-year +26 +45 +99
Permanent jobs citing R 687 752 774
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.91% 0.85% 0.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.72% 1.57% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 565 551 677
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +2.04% +8.89%
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +14.29%

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 39,942 47,939 57,136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 52.86% 54.03% 56.26%
Number of salaries quoted 32,784 39,550 48,292
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%

R
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing R as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing R in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 13 December 2019.

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 13 December 2019. 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 -41 171 £40,000 -20.00% 28
South West +38 148 £50,000 -13.04% 7
North of England +19 125 £50,000 +2.04% 15
North West +47 98 £55,000 +10.00% 10
Midlands +45 95 £40,000 -5.88% 23
West Midlands +68 75 £38,500 -9.41% 15
Scotland +33 74 £40,000 -13.04% 17
East of England +93 67 £45,591 -24.02% 9
Yorkshire +16 26 £35,000 -17.65% 4
East Midlands +4 18 £42,500 +17.24% 8
Wales +3 9 £37,500 -16.67% 1
North East +5 2 £41,750 -4.57% 1
R
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 2019, 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.

1 586 (85.30%) Python
2 329 (47.89%) SQL
3 285 (41.48%) Data Science
4 233 (33.92%) Degree
5 224 (32.61%) Machine Learning
6 223 (32.46%) Analytics
7 217 (31.59%) Analytical Skills
8 209 (30.42%) Mathematics
9 207 (30.13%) Business Intelligence
10 163 (23.73%) Visualisation
11 159 (23.14%) Computer Science
12 152 (22.13%) Big Data
12 152 (22.13%) Data Analysis
13 148 (21.54%) Agile Software Development
14 147 (21.40%) Algorithms
15 146 (21.25%) Power BI
15 146 (21.25%) Power Platform
16 141 (20.52%) Finance
17 122 (17.76%) C#
18 117 (17.03%) MATLAB
19 112 (16.30%) Software Engineering
20 105 (15.28%) Tableau
21 103 (14.99%) Problem-Solving
22 102 (14.85%) Apache Spark
23 99 (14.41%) Java
23 99 (14.41%) SAS
24 93 (13.54%) Statistics
25 92 (13.39%) Git (software)
26 91 (13.25%) Scala
26 91 (13.25%) Data 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
1 102 (14.85%) Apache Spark
2 99 (14.41%) SAS
3 11 (1.60%) Jupyter
4 8 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (0.87%) Apache Solr
5 6 (0.87%) Confluence
6 5 (0.73%) Apache
6 5 (0.73%) ArcGIS
6 5 (0.73%) OpenStack
6 5 (0.73%) Tornado
6 5 (0.73%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.29%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.15%) CMS
Applications
1 72 (10.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (4.37%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (3.78%) SPSS
4 9 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (1.16%) Stata
6 5 (0.73%) Gephi
7 3 (0.44%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.29%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.58%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.15%) Data Workbench
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.15%) FastStats
2 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 146 (21.25%) Power Platform
2 68 (9.90%) AWS
3 64 (9.32%) Azure
4 23 (3.35%) GCP
5 22 (3.20%) SaaS
6 13 (1.89%) Google Analytics
7 8 (1.16%) GitHub
8 6 (0.87%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.87%) Azure Data Factory
8 6 (0.87%) Siri
9 5 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.73%) IaaS
9 5 (0.73%) PaaS
10 4 (0.58%) AdWords
10 4 (0.58%) Amazon Kinesis
10 4 (0.58%) Google Sheets
11 3 (0.44%) Adobe Analytics
12 2 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.29%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.35%) DNS
2 12 (1.75%) Diameter Protocol
3 6 (0.87%) Ethernet
3 6 (0.87%) HTTP
3 6 (0.87%) MPLS
3 6 (0.87%) SSL
3 6 (0.87%) VPN
4 5 (0.73%) DHCP
5 2 (0.29%) Internet
6 1 (0.15%) Broadband
6 1 (0.15%) Firewall
6 1 (0.15%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.15%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (22.13%) Big Data
2 146 (21.25%) Power BI
3 87 (12.66%) Data Warehouse
4 73 (10.63%) Hadoop
5 68 (9.90%) SQL Server
6 60 (8.73%) Apache Hive
7 58 (8.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 56 (8.15%) Relational Database
9 50 (7.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 45 (6.55%) Data Mining
11 41 (5.97%) Data Lake
11 41 (5.97%) QlikView
12 40 (5.82%) Impala
13 29 (4.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 22 (3.20%) NoSQL
15 21 (3.06%) Qlik Sense
16 12 (1.75%) DataStage
17 10 (1.46%) GIS
17 10 (1.46%) MySQL
18 9 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 92 (13.39%) Git (software)
2 44 (6.40%) JIRA
3 31 (4.51%) Bitbucket
4 27 (3.93%) Bitbucket Server
4 27 (3.93%) git-flow
5 14 (2.04%) Jenkins
5 14 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (1.75%) GDB
7 9 (1.31%) Cucumber
8 8 (1.16%) Selenium
8 8 (1.16%) Subversion
9 6 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (0.73%) HP UFT
11 3 (0.44%) GitLab
11 3 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (0.44%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.15%) RStudio
12 1 (0.15%) SonarQube
12 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 141 (20.52%) Finance
2 72 (10.48%) Marketing
3 44 (6.40%) Retail
4 34 (4.95%) Telecoms
5 23 (3.35%) Banking
6 22 (3.20%) Manufacturing
7 17 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
7 17 (2.47%) Public Sector
8 12 (1.75%) Financial Institution
9 11 (1.60%) Aerospace
9 11 (1.60%) Electronics
10 7 (1.02%) Games
10 7 (1.02%) Publishing
11 6 (0.87%) Military
12 5 (0.73%) Automotive
13 4 (0.58%) Legal
14 3 (0.44%) Advertising
15 2 (0.29%) Billing
16 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.15%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 181 (26.35%) Data Scientist
2 164 (23.87%) Analyst
3 106 (15.43%) Data Analyst
4 93 (13.54%) Developer
5 67 (9.75%) Software Engineer
6 65 (9.46%) Consultant
7 49 (7.13%) Data Engineer
8 42 (6.11%) Data Consultant
9 39 (5.68%) Graduate
10 38 (5.53%) C# Software Engineer
10 38 (5.53%) Senior Data Scientist
11 34 (4.95%) Junior
12 32 (4.66%) C++ Developer
13 30 (4.37%) Insight Analyst
14 29 (4.22%) Graduate Developer
15 28 (4.08%) C# Developer
16 25 (3.64%) Java Developer
16 25 (3.64%) Python Developer
16 25 (3.64%) Senior Analyst
17 23 (3.35%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (7.86%) .NET
2 39 (5.68%) Kafka
3 34 (4.95%) Elastic Stack
4 27 (3.93%) Natural Language Processing
5 16 (2.33%) HTML
6 14 (2.04%) CSS
6 14 (2.04%) TensorFlow
7 12 (1.75%) D3.js
7 12 (1.75%) Pandas
8 9 (1.31%) ASP.NET
8 9 (1.31%) scikit-learn
9 8 (1.16%) AngularJS
9 8 (1.16%) NumPy
10 7 (1.02%) ggplot
10 7 (1.02%) MDX
10 7 (1.02%) REST
10 7 (1.02%) Web Services
11 6 (0.87%) Keras
11 6 (0.87%) SailPoint
12 5 (0.73%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 217 (31.59%) Analytical Skills
2 147 (21.40%) Algorithms
3 44 (6.40%) User Experience
4 41 (5.97%) Self-Motivation
5 30 (4.37%) Data Structures
6 29 (4.22%) Analytical Mindset
6 29 (4.22%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 27 (3.93%) Derivative
8 26 (3.78%) Management Information System
9 23 (3.35%) Hedge funds
10 14 (2.04%) Cloud Native
10 14 (2.04%) Credit Risk
11 11 (1.60%) Contract for Difference
12 10 (1.46%) Blog
13 9 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
13 9 (1.31%) Virtual Team
14 7 (1.02%) iPhone
15 6 (0.87%) iPad
16 5 (0.73%) Cybercrime
17 4 (0.58%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 63 (9.17%) Linux
2 62 (9.02%) Windows
3 16 (2.33%) Unix
4 2 (0.29%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.15%) CentOS
5 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (41.48%) Data Science
2 224 (32.61%) Machine Learning
3 223 (32.46%) Analytics
4 209 (30.42%) Mathematics
5 207 (30.13%) Business Intelligence
6 163 (23.73%) Visualisation
7 159 (23.14%) Computer Science
8 152 (22.13%) Data Analysis
9 148 (21.54%) Agile Software Development
10 112 (16.30%) Software Engineering
11 103 (14.99%) Problem-Solving
12 93 (13.54%) Statistics
13 91 (13.25%) Data Visualisation
14 85 (12.37%) Artificial Intelligence
15 67 (9.75%) ETL
16 66 (9.61%) Data Analytics
17 65 (9.46%) Data Modelling
18 51 (7.42%) Physics
19 50 (7.28%) Computer Vision
20 49 (7.13%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 586 (85.30%) Python
2 329 (47.89%) SQL
3 122 (17.76%) C#
4 117 (17.03%) MATLAB
5 99 (14.41%) Java
6 91 (13.25%) Scala
7 83 (12.08%) C++
8 80 (11.64%) C
9 39 (5.68%) JavaScript
10 36 (5.24%) Perl
11 35 (5.09%) VBA
12 30 (4.37%) Bash Shell
13 17 (2.47%) T-SQL
14 12 (1.75%) Rust
15 11 (1.60%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 7 (1.02%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.87%) PowerShell
18 5 (0.73%) VB.NET
19 4 (0.58%) Julia
19 4 (0.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 233 (33.92%) Degree
2 51 (7.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 48 (6.99%) PhD
4 25 (3.64%) Numerate Degree
5 24 (3.49%) Security Cleared
6 15 (2.18%) DV Cleared
7 13 (1.89%) Master's Degree
8 9 (1.31%) SC Cleared
9 8 (1.16%) Postgraduate
10 7 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.29%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.29%) MCP
13 1 (0.15%) CCNA
13 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.15%) CISSP
13 1 (0.15%) CompTIA Security+
13 1 (0.15%) Network+ Certification
13 1 (0.15%) SANS
13 1 (0.15%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.49%) Data Quality
2 19 (2.77%) QA
3 14 (2.04%) IFRS
3 14 (2.04%) IFRS 9
4 12 (1.75%) Basel II
5 9 (1.31%) GDPR
6 4 (0.58%) Actionable Recommendations
7 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.15%) PMO
8 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (4.66%) Apache Flume
2 14 (2.04%) Docker
3 12 (1.75%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.73%) vSphere
5 2 (0.29%) HDFS
6 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 38 (5.53%) Oozie
2 11 (1.60%) Kibana
3 6 (0.87%) Control-M
4 5 (0.73%) SCCM
4 5 (0.73%) SCOM
4 5 (0.73%) vCenter Server
5 3 (0.44%) Ansible
5 3 (0.44%) Puppet
6 2 (0.29%) logstash
7 1 (0.15%) Nessus
7 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 105 (15.28%) Tableau
2 74 (10.77%) Microsoft
3 42 (6.11%) Informatica
4 32 (4.66%) Splunk
4 32 (4.66%) Teradata
5 31 (4.51%) Oracle
6 29 (4.22%) Google
7 25 (3.64%) Alteryx
8 17 (2.47%) Apple
9 15 (2.18%) Talend
10 14 (2.04%) Minitab
10 14 (2.04%) SAP
11 12 (1.75%) Ab Initio
11 12 (1.75%) Cognos
12 9 (1.31%) Cloudera
13 8 (1.16%) IBM
14 7 (1.02%) Adobe
14 7 (1.02%) Databricks
15 6 (0.87%) Netezza
16 5 (0.73%) Fujitsu