Period
to 26 November 2020

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 26 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

R
UK
6 months to
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 225 211 295
Rank change year-on-year -14 +84 +3
Permanent jobs citing R 791 2,100 1,873
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.44% 1.55% 1.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.44% 2.88% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 793 1,848 1,542
Median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £41,300 £34,908 £36,250
90th Percentile £122,500 £122,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% +0.81%

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 32,472 73,043 88,959
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 59.11% 53.79% 55.24%
Number of salaries quoted 27,809 60,246 74,097
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

R
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for R in the UK

R
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing R.

Salary trend for R in the UK

R
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing R over the 6 months to 26 November 2020.

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 26 November 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
England -9 742 £70,000 +7.69% 54
London -13 489 £85,000 +9.68% 28
UK excluding London +40 284 £55,000 +22.22% 34
North of England +105 95 £55,000 +10.00% 12
Work from Home -24 79 £65,000 -31.58% 9
North West +76 60 £70,000 +27.27% 10
South East +77 57 £55,000 +37.50% 8
Midlands +81 48 £55,000 +37.50% 4
West Midlands +61 34 £55,000 +42.86% 1
Scotland +32 31 £55,000 +46.67% 3
Yorkshire +98 30 £47,500 +35.71% 2
South West -6 30 £55,000 +10.00% 1
East Midlands +78 12 £31,000 -31.11% 3
East of England +73 12 £52,500 +15.16% 1
Wales +49 11 £50,000 +33.33% 4
North East +23 5 £55,000 +31.74%

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 with a requirement for R.

1 679 (85.84%) Python
2 386 (48.80%) SQL
3 367 (46.40%) Analytics
4 303 (38.31%) Azure
5 293 (37.04%) Finance
6 287 (36.28%) Data Science
7 270 (34.13%) AWS
8 240 (30.34%) Agile Software Development
9 233 (29.46%) Machine Learning
10 214 (27.05%) Java
11 195 (24.65%) Business Intelligence
12 167 (21.11%) GCP
13 162 (20.48%) Big Data
14 159 (20.10%) Degree
14 159 (20.10%) Visualisation
15 149 (18.84%) Web Services
16 147 (18.58%) Tableau
17 146 (18.46%) Fixed Income
18 141 (17.83%) Power Platform
19 140 (17.70%) Power BI
20 136 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
21 135 (17.07%) Data Analytics
22 134 (16.94%) Hedge funds
23 133 (16.81%) Front Office
24 129 (16.31%) Statistics
25 116 (14.66%) Mathematics
26 114 (14.41%) Asset Management
27 113 (14.29%) Migration
28 111 (14.03%) Computer Science
29 110 (13.91%) Apache Spark

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
1 110 (13.91%) Apache Spark
2 63 (7.96%) SAS
3 17 (2.15%) Apache
4 7 (0.88%) Confluence
4 7 (0.88%) Jupyter
4 7 (0.88%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.51%) Tornado
6 3 (0.38%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.13%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.13%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 56 (7.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.64%) SPSS
3 9 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (0.88%) Stata
5 3 (0.38%) SPSS Modeler
6 2 (0.25%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 51 (6.45%) Markit EDM
1 51 (6.45%) PolarLake
2 50 (6.32%) Eagle PACE
3 4 (0.51%) SAP BPC
4 3 (0.38%) Actimize
4 3 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.13%) FINCAD Analytics
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.13%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 303 (38.31%) Azure
2 270 (34.13%) AWS
3 167 (21.11%) GCP
4 141 (17.83%) Power Platform
5 46 (5.82%) SaaS
6 31 (3.92%) PaaS
7 26 (3.29%) Amazon SageMaker
8 24 (3.03%) IaaS
9 19 (2.40%) Azure Data Factory
10 18 (2.28%) OpenShift
11 14 (1.77%) Google Analytics
12 13 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (1.26%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.76%) Serverless
15 5 (0.63%) PowerApps
16 4 (0.51%) Amazon EMR
16 4 (0.51%) Amazon Kinesis
17 3 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
17 3 (0.38%) Azure Machine Learning
17 3 (0.38%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.28%) Skype
2 5 (0.63%) Internet
3 4 (0.51%) Firewall
4 3 (0.38%) Kerberos
4 3 (0.38%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.38%) Wireless
5 2 (0.25%) BIG-IP
5 2 (0.25%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.25%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (0.25%) DSL
5 2 (0.25%) Extranet
5 2 (0.25%) H.323
5 2 (0.25%) LAN
5 2 (0.25%) MGCP
5 2 (0.25%) Network Security
5 2 (0.25%) Sourcefire
5 2 (0.25%) VoIP
5 2 (0.25%) VPN
5 2 (0.25%) WAN
5 2 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (20.48%) Big Data
2 147 (18.58%) Tableau
3 140 (17.70%) Power BI
4 97 (12.26%) Data Lake
5 93 (11.76%) Hadoop
6 91 (11.50%) Data Warehouse
7 88 (11.13%) NoSQL
8 77 (9.73%) SQL Server
9 42 (5.31%) Data Mining
10 41 (5.18%) Relational Database
10 41 (5.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 36 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 30 (3.79%) QlikView
13 27 (3.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 26 (3.29%) HDInsight
14 26 (3.29%) MongoDB
15 23 (2.91%) BigQuery
15 23 (2.91%) BusinessObjects
16 21 (2.65%) Apache Hive
17 18 (2.28%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 32 (4.05%) Git (software)
2 30 (3.79%) Visual Studio
3 21 (2.65%) Artifactory
4 20 (2.53%) Jenkins
5 16 (2.02%) Bitbucket
6 9 (1.14%) JIRA
6 9 (1.14%) RStudio
7 5 (0.63%) Subversion
8 4 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.38%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.25%) NUnit
10 2 (0.25%) RubyMine
11 1 (0.13%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.13%) ERwin
11 1 (0.13%) Hudson
11 1 (0.13%) Liquibase
11 1 (0.13%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 293 (37.04%) Finance
2 133 (16.81%) Front Office
3 50 (6.32%) Back Office
4 36 (4.55%) Banking
5 34 (4.30%) Marketing
6 18 (2.28%) Retail
7 15 (1.90%) Games
8 13 (1.64%) Publishing
9 12 (1.52%) Advertising
10 7 (0.88%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.88%) Public Sector
11 6 (0.76%) Legal
11 6 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.38%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.38%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.25%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.25%) Electronics
14 1 (0.13%) Automotive
14 1 (0.13%) Billing
14 1 (0.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 162 (20.48%) Data Scientist
2 146 (18.46%) Developer
3 115 (14.54%) Data Engineer
4 114 (14.41%) Analyst
5 71 (8.98%) Python Developer
6 65 (8.22%) Architect
7 56 (7.08%) Business Analyst
7 56 (7.08%) Senior Data Scientist
8 51 (6.45%) Financial Analyst
9 50 (6.32%) Finance Business Analyst
10 48 (6.07%) Solutions Architect
11 40 (5.06%) Data Analyst
12 36 (4.55%) Azure Architect
12 36 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
12 36 (4.55%) Python Engineer
13 35 (4.42%) Consultant
14 31 (3.92%) Front Office Developer
15 27 (3.41%) Data Business Analyst
16 26 (3.29%) Reference Data Analyst
16 26 (3.29%) Reference Data Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (18.84%) Web Services
2 71 (8.98%) AngularJS
3 63 (7.96%) .NET
4 62 (7.84%) Natural Language Processing
5 61 (7.71%) React
6 59 (7.46%) Shiny
7 43 (5.44%) TensorFlow
8 40 (5.06%) Kafka
9 37 (4.68%) Node.js
10 32 (4.05%) Vue.js
11 24 (3.03%) NumPy
12 23 (2.91%) Pandas
13 22 (2.78%) Keras
14 21 (2.65%) scikit-learn
15 17 (2.15%) RESTful
16 14 (1.77%) PySpark
16 14 (1.77%) PyTorch
17 13 (1.64%) .NET Core
17 13 (1.64%) .NET Framework
17 13 (1.64%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 146 (18.46%) Fixed Income
2 136 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
3 134 (16.94%) Hedge funds
4 104 (13.15%) Derivative
4 104 (13.15%) Equities
5 93 (11.76%) Algorithms
6 68 (8.60%) Greenfield Project
7 52 (6.57%) Reference Data
8 39 (4.93%) Credit Derivative
9 32 (4.05%) Management Information System
10 28 (3.54%) Data Structures
11 27 (3.41%) Blog
12 20 (2.53%) Public Cloud
13 19 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
14 18 (2.28%) Equity Derivative
15 17 (2.15%) Cloud Native
16 16 (2.02%) User Experience
17 11 (1.39%) Mobile App
17 11 (1.39%) NHS
18 8 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 42 (5.31%) Linux
2 36 (4.55%) Unix
3 24 (3.03%) Windows
4 10 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.25%) Android
5 2 (0.25%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.13%) CentOS
6 1 (0.13%) Debian
6 1 (0.13%) Solaris
6 1 (0.13%) SUSE
6 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.13%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 367 (46.40%) Analytics
2 287 (36.28%) Data Science
3 240 (30.34%) Agile Software Development
4 233 (29.46%) Machine Learning
5 195 (24.65%) Business Intelligence
6 159 (20.10%) Visualisation
7 135 (17.07%) Data Analytics
8 129 (16.31%) Statistics
9 116 (14.66%) Mathematics
10 114 (14.41%) Asset Management
11 113 (14.29%) Migration
12 111 (14.03%) Computer Science
13 109 (13.78%) ETL
14 107 (13.53%) Data Visualisation
15 104 (13.15%) Scrum
16 101 (12.77%) Software Engineering
17 99 (12.52%) Artificial Intelligence
17 99 (12.52%) Data Management
18 97 (12.26%) Investment Management
19 85 (10.75%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 679 (85.84%) Python
2 386 (48.80%) SQL
3 214 (27.05%) Java
4 83 (10.49%) C++
5 82 (10.37%) C#
6 81 (10.24%) JavaScript
7 70 (8.85%) C
8 48 (6.07%) MATLAB
9 42 (5.31%) Scala
10 22 (2.78%) VBA
11 21 (2.65%) T-SQL
12 19 (2.40%) Perl
13 17 (2.15%) Julia
14 14 (1.77%) Go
15 13 (1.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 8 (1.01%) PowerShell
17 7 (0.88%) Bash Shell
18 5 (0.63%) Shell Script
19 4 (0.51%) ES6
19 4 (0.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 159 (20.10%) Degree
2 54 (6.83%) PhD
3 26 (3.29%) Computer Science Degree
4 25 (3.16%) Numerate Degree
5 15 (1.90%) Security Cleared
6 12 (1.52%) Master's Degree
7 10 (1.26%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.76%) CISSP
8 6 (0.76%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.51%) CISA
10 3 (0.38%) CISM
10 3 (0.38%) CRISC
11 2 (0.25%) CCIE
11 2 (0.25%) CCNP
11 2 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.25%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.13%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.13%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.05%) Data Quality
2 17 (2.15%) NIST
3 13 (1.64%) GDPR
3 13 (1.64%) QA
4 4 (0.51%) MiFID
5 2 (0.25%) DICOM
5 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.25%) SLA
6 1 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.13%) CDISC
6 1 (0.13%) Good Clinical Practice
6 1 (0.13%) GxP
System Software
1 43 (5.44%) Docker
2 3 (0.38%) HDFS
2 3 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.25%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.25%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.25%) Samba
3 2 (0.25%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 34 (4.30%) Kubernetes
2 23 (2.91%) Terraform
3 13 (1.64%) Puppet
4 6 (0.76%) Ansible
5 3 (0.38%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (0.38%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 2 (0.25%) Ambari
6 2 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.25%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.25%) Kibana
7 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 85 (10.75%) Microsoft
2 79 (9.99%) Google
3 77 (9.73%) Databricks
4 58 (7.33%) Bloomberg
5 40 (5.06%) Sparx
6 14 (1.77%) SAP
7 11 (1.39%) Cloudera
7 11 (1.39%) Cognos
7 11 (1.39%) Informatica
7 11 (1.39%) Splunk
7 11 (1.39%) Teradata
8 8 (1.01%) Oracle
8 8 (1.01%) Red Hat
8 8 (1.01%) Talend
9 7 (0.88%) Alteryx
9 7 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (0.76%) Amplitude
10 6 (0.76%) StreamSets
11 5 (0.63%) Apple
11 5 (0.63%) Sage