Period
to 29 July 2021

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

R
UK
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 301 230 253
Rank change year-on-year -71 +23 +46
Permanent jobs citing R 1,234 1,024 2,008
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 1.48% 1.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.99% 2.64% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 755 867 1,565
10th Percentile £37,643 £36,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £65,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -15.38% +13.04% -4.17%
75th Percentile £76,000 £90,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £98,750 £115,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 62,085 38,845 77,349
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.99% 56.29% 53.71%
Number of salaries quoted 42,761 32,259 64,002
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 29 July 2021.

Salary histogram for R in the UK

R
Top 17 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 29 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
England -88 1,068 £57,500 -11.54% 164
London -84 674 £60,000 -20.00% 108
UK excluding London -95 420 £50,000 - 67
Work from Home -83 226 £60,000 -24.05% 24
South East -119 89 £60,000 +33.33% 13
East of England +11 79 £60,000 +26.32% 7
South West -68 75 £47,500 -5.00% 5
North of England -75 64 £45,000 -29.41% 18
Midlands -63 60 £45,000 -18.18% 12
Scotland -56 45 £50,000 -9.09% 6
North West -67 36 £45,000 -35.71% 12
East Midlands -16 34 £42,500 +18.06% 6
West Midlands -75 26 £52,500 -4.55% 6
Yorkshire -59 25 £47,500 -9.52% 5
Northern Ireland -34 5 £32,500 - 2
North East -30 3 £45,000 -21.74% 1
Wales -50 3 £56,250 +25.00% 4

For the 6 months to 29 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 with a requirement for R.

1 1,017 (82.41%) Python
2 680 (55.11%) SQL
3 642 (52.03%) Analytics
4 536 (43.44%) Data Science
5 382 (30.96%) Social Skills
6 352 (28.53%) Visualisation
7 342 (27.71%) Degree
8 334 (27.07%) Business Intelligence
9 315 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
10 309 (25.04%) Machine Learning
11 301 (24.39%) Finance
12 299 (24.23%) Power Platform
13 292 (23.66%) Analytical Skills
14 280 (22.69%) Power BI
15 278 (22.53%) Mathematics
16 276 (22.37%) Tableau
17 271 (21.96%) AWS
18 265 (21.47%) Azure
19 260 (21.07%) Statistics
20 250 (20.26%) Data Visualisation
21 225 (18.23%) Computer Science
22 216 (17.50%) Data Modelling
23 205 (16.61%) Data Analysis
24 201 (16.29%) SAS
25 197 (15.96%) Java
26 190 (15.40%) ETL
27 178 (14.42%) Data Analytics
28 162 (13.13%) Software Engineering
29 156 (12.64%) Microsoft
29 156 (12.64%) GCP

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
1 201 (16.29%) SAS
2 113 (9.16%) Apache Spark
3 33 (2.67%) Tornado
4 31 (2.51%) Apache Airflow
5 17 (1.38%) Apache
6 13 (1.05%) Jupyter
7 10 (0.81%) Luigi
8 9 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (0.65%) Mendix
10 7 (0.57%) Confluence
11 6 (0.49%) Apache Pig
11 6 (0.49%) Apache Solr
12 5 (0.41%) IIS
12 5 (0.41%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.24%) CMS
13 3 (0.24%) NetWeaver
14 2 (0.16%) Ethereum
14 2 (0.16%) WordPress
15 1 (0.081%) GeoServer
15 1 (0.081%) nginx
Applications
1 97 (7.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (1.86%) SPSS
3 19 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 19 (1.54%) Photoshop
4 18 (1.46%) Stata
5 17 (1.38%) Adobe Illustrator
5 17 (1.38%) GIMP
5 17 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
6 13 (1.05%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.57%) Gephi
8 4 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.24%) GNU Octave
9 3 (0.24%) Weka
10 2 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.081%) CPLEX
11 1 (0.081%) EViews
Business Applications
1 7 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.41%) Unica
3 4 (0.32%) FastStats
3 4 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.24%) SAP R/3
4 3 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.16%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.16%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.081%) IBM Planning Analytics
6 1 (0.081%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.081%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.081%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.081%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.081%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.081%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.081%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 299 (24.23%) Power Platform
2 271 (21.96%) AWS
3 265 (21.47%) Azure
4 156 (12.64%) GCP
5 99 (8.02%) GitHub
6 56 (4.54%) Snowflake
7 45 (3.65%) Azure Data Factory
8 35 (2.84%) Serverless
9 33 (2.67%) Amazon SageMaker
10 30 (2.43%) AWS Lambda
10 30 (2.43%) Google Analytics
11 26 (2.11%) SaaS
12 22 (1.78%) Azure Machine Learning
12 22 (1.78%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 20 (1.62%) Amazon S3
14 18 (1.46%) PowerApps
15 13 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
16 11 (0.89%) Google Sheets
17 10 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
17 10 (0.81%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.03%) VPN
2 15 (1.22%) DNS
3 14 (1.13%) Internet
4 13 (1.05%) FTP
4 13 (1.05%) SSH
5 11 (0.89%) IPsec
6 9 (0.73%) HTTP
6 9 (0.73%) SSL
7 7 (0.57%) Firewall
8 6 (0.49%) Ethernet
8 6 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (0.49%) MPLS
9 5 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (0.41%) Cisco Firepower
9 5 (0.41%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (0.41%) DHCP
9 5 (0.41%) VLAN
9 5 (0.41%) VoIP
10 3 (0.24%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 280 (22.69%) Power BI
2 276 (22.37%) Tableau
3 138 (11.18%) Data Warehouse
4 116 (9.40%) NoSQL
5 109 (8.83%) Data Mining
6 106 (8.59%) Big Data
7 102 (8.27%) Relational Database
8 93 (7.54%) Hadoop
8 93 (7.54%) SQL Server
9 82 (6.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 62 (5.02%) BigQuery
11 59 (4.78%) MongoDB
12 53 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 52 (4.21%) Data Lake
14 48 (3.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 40 (3.24%) Looker
15 40 (3.24%) PostgreSQL
16 35 (2.84%) Apache Hive
17 29 (2.35%) QlikView
18 27 (2.19%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 78 (6.32%) Git (software)
2 44 (3.57%) JIRA
3 24 (1.94%) Jenkins
4 12 (0.97%) Bitbucket
5 8 (0.65%) git-flow
6 7 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (0.57%) RStudio
6 7 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.57%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.49%) Artifactory
7 6 (0.49%) Bitbucket Server
7 6 (0.49%) GitLab
7 6 (0.49%) JUnit
7 6 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (0.49%) Vagrant
8 5 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.32%) Arsenale Dataplane
9 4 (0.32%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.24%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.24%) Subversion
General
1 382 (30.96%) Social Skills
2 301 (24.39%) Finance
3 292 (23.66%) Analytical Skills
4 117 (9.48%) Marketing
5 104 (8.43%) Pharmaceutical
6 83 (6.73%) Games
7 69 (5.59%) Banking
8 68 (5.51%) Presentation Skills
9 60 (4.86%) Front Office
10 57 (4.62%) Legal
11 54 (4.38%) Advertising
12 48 (3.89%) Retail
13 36 (2.92%) Back Office
14 34 (2.76%) Influencing Skills
15 33 (2.67%) Online Betting
16 26 (2.11%) Public Sector
17 18 (1.46%) Manufacturing
18 17 (1.38%) Organisational Skills
18 17 (1.38%) Social Science
19 16 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 256 (20.75%) Data Scientist
2 225 (18.23%) Analyst
3 207 (16.77%) Developer
4 163 (13.21%) Data Engineer
5 109 (8.83%) Programmer
6 107 (8.67%) Data Analyst
7 61 (4.94%) Python Developer
8 60 (4.86%) Architect
9 57 (4.62%) Senior Data Scientist
10 48 (3.89%) Consultant
11 45 (3.65%) Statistical Programmer
12 38 (3.08%) Software Developer
13 36 (2.92%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 36 (2.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 36 (2.92%) Insight Analyst
14 35 (2.84%) JavaScript Developer
14 35 (2.84%) Senior Programmer
15 31 (2.51%) Front Office Developer
16 28 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
17 27 (2.19%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (7.54%) React
2 82 (6.65%) AngularJS
3 70 (5.67%) Shiny
3 70 (5.67%) Web Services
4 66 (5.35%) TensorFlow
5 59 (4.78%) HTML
6 58 (4.70%) CSS
6 58 (4.70%) Vue.js
7 55 (4.46%) .NET
8 53 (4.29%) Kafka
9 50 (4.05%) OLE
10 41 (3.32%) RESTful
11 40 (3.24%) PySpark
12 35 (2.84%) REST
13 33 (2.67%) D3.js
13 33 (2.67%) Pandas
13 33 (2.67%) RabbitMQ
14 25 (2.03%) XML
15 24 (1.94%) NumPy
16 23 (1.86%) Keras
Miscellaneous
1 122 (9.89%) Algorithms
2 64 (5.19%) Equities
2 64 (5.19%) Fixed Income
3 62 (5.02%) Life Science
4 50 (4.05%) Derivative
5 44 (3.57%) Blog
6 39 (3.16%) Legacy Systems
7 38 (3.08%) Management Information System
8 37 (3.00%) User Experience
9 36 (2.92%) Data Structures
10 33 (2.67%) Biotechnology
11 32 (2.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 29 (2.35%) Hedge funds
13 27 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
14 24 (1.94%) Social Media
15 19 (1.54%) Mobile Games
16 18 (1.46%) Client/Server
17 16 (1.30%) Renewable Energy
18 14 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
18 14 (1.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 87 (7.05%) Linux
2 51 (4.13%) Unix
3 11 (0.89%) Windows
4 5 (0.41%) VMS
4 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.16%) CentOS
5 2 (0.16%) CoreOS
5 2 (0.16%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.081%) AIX
6 1 (0.081%) Android
6 1 (0.081%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.081%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 642 (52.03%) Analytics
2 536 (43.44%) Data Science
3 352 (28.53%) Visualisation
4 334 (27.07%) Business Intelligence
5 315 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
6 309 (25.04%) Machine Learning
7 278 (22.53%) Mathematics
8 260 (21.07%) Statistics
9 250 (20.26%) Data Visualisation
10 225 (18.23%) Computer Science
11 216 (17.50%) Data Modelling
12 205 (16.61%) Data Analysis
13 190 (15.40%) ETL
14 178 (14.42%) Data Analytics
15 162 (13.13%) Software Engineering
16 153 (12.40%) Artificial Intelligence
17 152 (12.32%) Problem-Solving
18 144 (11.67%) Statistical Analysis
19 135 (10.94%) Data Engineering
20 120 (9.72%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1,017 (82.41%) Python
2 680 (55.11%) SQL
3 197 (15.96%) Java
4 119 (9.64%) C++
4 119 (9.64%) JavaScript
5 95 (7.70%) C
5 95 (7.70%) Scala
6 87 (7.05%) C#
7 67 (5.43%) T-SQL
8 59 (4.78%) MATLAB
9 51 (4.13%) PowerShell
10 39 (3.16%) VBA
11 22 (1.78%) Bash Shell
12 19 (1.54%) Ruby
13 17 (1.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 16 (1.30%) Julia
15 15 (1.22%) VB
16 14 (1.13%) Perl
17 13 (1.05%) Go
18 12 (0.97%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 342 (27.71%) Degree
2 80 (6.48%) PhD
3 67 (5.43%) Computer Science Degree
4 43 (3.48%) Master's Degree
5 42 (3.40%) Security Cleared
6 35 (2.84%) Numerate Degree
7 21 (1.70%) DV Cleared
8 11 (0.89%) SC Cleared
9 7 (0.57%) CCNA
9 7 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.57%) MCSE
9 7 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.49%) CEH
10 6 (0.49%) CISSP
10 6 (0.49%) GIAC
10 6 (0.49%) Linux+ Certification
10 6 (0.49%) MBA
10 6 (0.49%) Network+ Certification
10 6 (0.49%) SANS
10 6 (0.49%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (7.21%) Data Quality
2 46 (3.73%) CDISC
3 33 (2.67%) QA
4 23 (1.86%) GDPR
5 16 (1.30%) Good Clinical Practice
5 16 (1.30%) SLA
6 15 (1.22%) Actionable Recommendations
7 9 (0.73%) Basel II
7 9 (0.73%) CRD IV
8 5 (0.41%) Solvency II
9 4 (0.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 3 (0.24%) IEC 62304
10 3 (0.24%) ISO 13485
11 2 (0.16%) GxP
11 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.081%) Accessibility
12 1 (0.081%) GRC
12 1 (0.081%) IFRS
12 1 (0.081%) IFRS 9
12 1 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 92 (7.46%) Docker
2 9 (0.73%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (0.49%) Apache Flume
4 6 (0.49%) VirtualBox
5 5 (0.41%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.16%) HDFS
7 1 (0.081%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 78 (6.32%) Kubernetes
2 24 (1.94%) Terraform
3 15 (1.22%) Ansible
4 7 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
5 6 (0.49%) Kibana
5 6 (0.49%) Mesos
5 6 (0.49%) Oozie
6 5 (0.41%) Backup Exec
6 5 (0.41%) Kubeflow
6 5 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (0.32%) Ambari
7 4 (0.32%) Grafana
7 4 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.24%) Puppet
Vendors
1 156 (12.64%) Microsoft
2 101 (8.18%) Google
3 85 (6.89%) Databricks
4 77 (6.24%) Oracle
5 57 (4.62%) Alteryx
6 37 (3.00%) Facebook
7 30 (2.43%) Salesforce.com
7 30 (2.43%) SAP
8 24 (1.94%) Adobe
9 23 (1.86%) Instagram
10 20 (1.62%) Teradata
11 18 (1.46%) Informatica
12 12 (0.97%) IBM
12 12 (0.97%) UiPath
13 11 (0.89%) Cloudera
13 11 (0.89%) Hortonworks
14 9 (0.73%) Dataiku
15 7 (0.57%) BT
15 7 (0.57%) DataFlux
15 7 (0.57%) Splunk