Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

R
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 285 368 431
Rank change year-on-year +83 +63 +205
Permanent jobs citing R 1,925 1,451 1,493
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 0.82% 0.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.00% 1.54% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1,540 1,216 1,236
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +15.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%

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 with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 96,144 94,160 108,413
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.54% 53.19% 51.96%
Number of salaries quoted 80,171 80,867 93,191
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

R
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing R as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for R in the UK

R
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing R.

Salary trend for R in the UK

R
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing R over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Salary histogram for R in the UK

R
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing R within the UK over the 6 months to 20 January 2018. 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
England +75 1,840 £60,000 +9.09% 276
London +63 1,173 £67,500 +12.50% 181
UK excluding London +77 733 £50,000 +11.11% 100
South East +101 266 £55,000 -4.35% 22
North of England +7 135 £47,500 +11.76% 33
Midlands -9 96 £40,000 -11.11% 12
North West -14 93 £50,000 +11.11% 23
East of England +52 87 £55,000 +4.76% 21
South West +31 77 £55,000 +22.22% 7
West Midlands +32 71 £35,000 -17.65% 9
Scotland -13 48 £45,000 +7.14% 2
Yorkshire +21 39 £37,500 - 8
East Midlands -19 25 £42,500 -5.56% 3
Wales +31 23 £44,500 +20.27% 2
North East -16 3 £67,500 +42.11% 2
Northern Ireland - 2 £85,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 with a requirement for R.

1 1,480 (76.88%) Python
2 1,057 (54.91%) SQL
3 925 (48.05%) Analytics
4 748 (38.86%) Machine Learning
5 631 (32.78%) Analytical Skills
6 583 (30.29%) Java
7 579 (30.08%) Mathematics
8 568 (29.51%) Big Data
8 568 (29.51%) Finance
9 564 (29.30%) Degree
10 462 (24.00%) Hadoop
11 447 (23.22%) Statistics
11 447 (23.22%) SAS
12 427 (22.18%) Agile Software Development
13 405 (21.04%) Computer Science
14 398 (20.68%) Apache Spark
15 383 (19.90%) Algorithms
16 364 (18.91%) Business Intelligence
17 363 (18.86%) PhD
18 359 (18.65%) Tableau
19 352 (18.29%) Visualisation
19 352 (18.29%) MATLAB
20 331 (17.19%) Data Analytics
21 320 (16.62%) Data Analysis
22 316 (16.42%) C++
23 264 (13.71%) Scala
24 259 (13.45%) Banking
25 247 (12.83%) Amazon AWS
26 244 (12.68%) Data Warehouse
27 222 (11.53%) Data Visualisation

R
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 447 (23.22%) SAS
2 398 (20.68%) Apache Spark
3 59 (3.06%) Apache Pig
4 49 (2.55%) Apache
5 25 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
6 18 (0.94%) SharePoint
7 13 (0.68%) Jupyter
8 12 (0.62%) OpenStack
9 11 (0.57%) GeoServer
10 8 (0.42%) Apache Solr
11 7 (0.36%) Jetty
11 7 (0.36%) nginx
12 3 (0.16%) Apache Airflow
12 3 (0.16%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.16%) Ethereum
12 3 (0.16%) Hyperledger
12 3 (0.16%) Predix
13 2 (0.10%) DNN
13 2 (0.10%) Tornado
14 1 (0.052%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 182 (9.45%) SPSS
2 116 (6.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
4 21 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (0.78%) S-PLUS
6 13 (0.68%) Weka
7 12 (0.62%) Stata
8 10 (0.52%) GNU Octave
9 8 (0.42%) Chatbot
10 7 (0.36%) Mathematica
11 5 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
12 4 (0.21%) Maple
13 3 (0.16%) CPLEX
14 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
14 2 (0.10%) MS Visio
15 1 (0.052%) 3ds Max
15 1 (0.052%) Maya
15 1 (0.052%) Photoshop
15 1 (0.052%) Vensim
15 1 (0.052%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 18 (0.94%) SAP InfiniteInsight
2 14 (0.73%) SAP ERP
3 9 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.36%) WebTrends
5 4 (0.21%) Actimize
5 4 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.21%) Relativity
6 3 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle AML
7 2 (0.10%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.10%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.052%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.052%) Capstone
8 1 (0.052%) FastStats
8 1 (0.052%) HFM
8 1 (0.052%) Hyperion Enterprise
8 1 (0.052%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.052%) SAP SRM
8 1 (0.052%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 247 (12.83%) Amazon AWS
2 199 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (2.91%) Azure Machine Learning
4 49 (2.55%) Google Cloud Platform
5 48 (2.49%) SaaS
6 46 (2.39%) Amazon S3
7 39 (2.03%) Google Analytics
8 35 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
9 31 (1.61%) GitHub
10 26 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
11 25 (1.30%) PaaS
12 23 (1.19%) Azure Data Factory
13 20 (1.04%) Amazon Kinesis
14 16 (0.83%) Amazon EMR
15 13 (0.68%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
16 10 (0.52%) Adobe Analytics
16 10 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
16 10 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
16 10 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
17 9 (0.47%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 29 (1.51%) Internet
2 16 (0.83%) SSL
3 13 (0.68%) Wireless
4 12 (0.62%) HTTP
4 12 (0.62%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.52%) VPN
6 7 (0.36%) Skype
7 6 (0.31%) LAN
8 4 (0.21%) Cisco Wireless
8 4 (0.21%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (0.21%) Network Security
8 4 (0.21%) Unified Communications
8 4 (0.21%) WAN
9 2 (0.10%) 3G
9 2 (0.10%) Broadband
9 2 (0.10%) WLAN
10 1 (0.052%) 802.11
10 1 (0.052%) 802.15
10 1 (0.052%) Firewall
10 1 (0.052%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 568 (29.51%) Big Data
2 462 (24.00%) Hadoop
3 244 (12.68%) Data Warehouse
4 219 (11.38%) SQL Server
5 217 (11.27%) NoSQL
6 194 (10.08%) Data Mining
7 159 (8.26%) Power BI
8 152 (7.90%) MongoDB
9 146 (7.58%) Apache Hive
10 112 (5.82%) QlikView
11 102 (5.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 97 (5.04%) Relational Database
13 93 (4.83%) Apache Cassandra
14 78 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 72 (3.74%) OLAP
16 66 (3.43%) HBase
17 63 (3.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 60 (3.12%) Amazon Redshift
19 59 (3.06%) Oracle OLAP
20 57 (2.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 56 (2.91%) Git (software)
2 50 (2.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 44 (2.29%) RStudio
4 33 (1.71%) Subversion
5 25 (1.30%) Jenkins
6 17 (0.88%) Visual Studio
7 14 (0.73%) Gradle
8 12 (0.62%) JIRA
9 10 (0.52%) Gatling
9 10 (0.52%) JMeter
9 10 (0.52%) Maven
10 8 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (0.36%) Toad
11 7 (0.36%) Travis CI
12 6 (0.31%) Selenium
12 6 (0.31%) TeamCity
13 5 (0.26%) JUnit
14 4 (0.21%) Android Studio
14 4 (0.21%) Cucumber
15 3 (0.16%) Grunt
General
1 568 (29.51%) Finance
2 259 (13.45%) Banking
3 198 (10.29%) Marketing
4 174 (9.04%) Investment Banking
5 148 (7.69%) Retail Banking
6 107 (5.56%) Retail
7 55 (2.86%) Front Office
8 43 (2.23%) Advertising
9 40 (2.08%) Financial Institution
10 35 (1.82%) Games
11 33 (1.71%) Telecoms
12 23 (1.19%) Manufacturing
13 20 (1.04%) Electronics
14 14 (0.73%) Automotive
15 13 (0.68%) Legal
16 9 (0.47%) Law
16 9 (0.47%) Publishing
17 7 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
18 5 (0.26%) Aerospace
19 3 (0.16%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 556 (28.88%) Data Scientist
2 422 (21.92%) Analyst
3 331 (17.19%) Developer
4 156 (8.10%) Data Analyst
5 111 (5.77%) Senior Data Scientist
6 94 (4.88%) Software Engineer
7 89 (4.62%) Consultant
8 80 (4.16%) Data Engineer
9 74 (3.84%) Qualitative Analyst
9 74 (3.84%) Quantitative Analyst
10 71 (3.69%) Analytics Manager
11 70 (3.64%) Senior Analyst
12 67 (3.48%) Machine Learning Scientist
13 62 (3.22%) Senior Developer
14 59 (3.06%) Architect
14 59 (3.06%) Insight Analyst
15 53 (2.75%) Junior
16 50 (2.60%) Data Manager
17 47 (2.44%) Business Intelligence Analyst
18 46 (2.39%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (8.42%) Natural Language Processing
2 142 (7.38%) .NET
3 127 (6.60%) HTML
4 118 (6.13%) CSS
5 82 (4.26%) TensorFlow
6 72 (3.74%) REST
7 69 (3.58%) Node.js
7 69 (3.58%) Web Services
8 63 (3.27%) NumPy
9 60 (3.12%) AngularJS
10 48 (2.49%) JSON
10 48 (2.49%) Kafka
11 43 (2.23%) ASP.NET
11 43 (2.23%) Pandas
12 40 (2.08%) HTML5
13 38 (1.97%) scikit-learn
14 37 (1.92%) D3.js
15 36 (1.87%) XML
16 33 (1.71%) Django
17 32 (1.66%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 631 (32.78%) Analytical Skills
2 405 (21.04%) Computer Science
3 383 (19.90%) Algorithms
4 65 (3.38%) Fintech
5 64 (3.32%) Data Structures
6 62 (3.22%) Enterprise Software
7 56 (2.91%) User Experience
8 50 (2.60%) Credit Risk
9 49 (2.55%) Management Information System
10 41 (2.13%) Equities
11 33 (1.71%) Hedge funds
12 29 (1.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 29 (1.51%) Market Risk
12 29 (1.51%) Social Media
13 25 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
14 19 (0.99%) Derivative
15 18 (0.94%) Analytical Mindset
16 11 (0.57%) FMCG
16 11 (0.57%) Mobile App
16 11 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 140 (7.27%) Linux
2 94 (4.88%) Unix
3 34 (1.77%) Windows
4 19 (0.99%) Android
5 12 (0.62%) Apple iOS
6 10 (0.52%) CoreOS
7 3 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (0.16%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.052%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.052%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 925 (48.05%) Analytics
2 748 (38.86%) Machine Learning
3 579 (30.08%) Mathematics
4 447 (23.22%) Statistics
5 427 (22.18%) Agile Software Development
6 364 (18.91%) Business Intelligence
7 352 (18.29%) Visualisation
8 331 (17.19%) Data Analytics
9 320 (16.62%) Data Analysis
10 222 (11.53%) Data Visualisation
11 219 (11.38%) Software Engineering
12 182 (9.45%) ETL
12 182 (9.45%) Statistical Modelling
13 174 (9.04%) Physics
14 166 (8.62%) Deep Learning
15 160 (8.31%) Neural Network
16 153 (7.95%) Asset Management
17 151 (7.84%) Artificial Intelligence
18 146 (7.58%) Wealth Management
19 144 (7.48%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1,480 (76.88%) Python
2 1,057 (54.91%) SQL
3 583 (30.29%) Java
4 352 (18.29%) MATLAB
5 316 (16.42%) C++
6 264 (13.71%) Scala
7 198 (10.29%) JavaScript
8 172 (8.94%) C#
9 123 (6.39%) Perl
10 103 (5.35%) C
11 98 (5.09%) T-SQL
12 87 (4.52%) VBA
13 67 (3.48%) Julia
14 64 (3.32%) PL/SQL
15 49 (2.55%) Ruby
16 39 (2.03%) PHP
17 30 (1.56%) Go
18 26 (1.35%) VB.NET
19 18 (0.94%) Shell Script
20 17 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 564 (29.30%) Degree
2 363 (18.86%) PhD
3 99 (5.14%) Computer Science Degree
4 92 (4.78%) Master's Degree
5 82 (4.26%) Numerate Degree
6 31 (1.61%) Security Cleared
7 10 (0.52%) DV Cleared
8 9 (0.47%) Postgraduate
9 6 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.26%) ISEB
10 5 (0.26%) SAS Certification
11 4 (0.21%) CCDP
12 3 (0.16%) HND
12 3 (0.16%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.16%) MCP
12 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.16%) SC Cleared
13 2 (0.10%) CCNA
13 2 (0.10%) CCNP
14 1 (0.052%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (3.64%) Data Quality
2 53 (2.75%) QA
3 14 (0.73%) Actionable Recommendations
3 14 (0.73%) MiFID
4 13 (0.68%) IFRS
4 13 (0.68%) IFRS 9
5 11 (0.57%) Dodd-Frank
5 11 (0.57%) EMIR
6 7 (0.36%) SLA
7 6 (0.31%) Basel III
7 6 (0.31%) GDPR
8 5 (0.26%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.21%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.052%) Basel II
11 1 (0.052%) FATCA
11 1 (0.052%) GCP
11 1 (0.052%) PMO
11 1 (0.052%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 61 (3.17%) Docker
2 29 (1.51%) HDFS
3 21 (1.09%) Apache Flume
4 7 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.26%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.16%) Firmware
8 1 (0.052%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 21 (1.09%) Terraform
2 19 (0.99%) Kubernetes
3 18 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (0.62%) Prometheus
4 12 (0.62%) Puppet
5 6 (0.31%) Ansible
5 6 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
6 4 (0.21%) Oozie
6 4 (0.21%) Rundeck
7 2 (0.10%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.10%) logstash
7 2 (0.10%) StatsD
8 1 (0.052%) Ambari
8 1 (0.052%) Mesos
8 1 (0.052%) Packer
8 1 (0.052%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 359 (18.65%) Tableau
2 216 (11.22%) Microsoft
3 173 (8.99%) Oracle
4 128 (6.65%) Google
5 70 (3.64%) Alteryx
6 53 (2.75%) SAP
7 52 (2.70%) Teradata
8 42 (2.18%) Cloudera
9 33 (1.71%) Netezza
10 28 (1.45%) Informatica
11 27 (1.40%) IBM
12 23 (1.19%) Cognos
13 22 (1.14%) Hortonworks
13 22 (1.14%) MicroStrategy
13 22 (1.14%) Talend
14 20 (1.04%) Adobe
14 20 (1.04%) Capita
15 18 (0.94%) Twitter
16 12 (0.62%) MapR
17 11 (0.57%) Cisco