Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

R
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 286 308 390
Rank change year-on-year +22 +82 +122
Permanent jobs citing R 2,021 1,844 1,660
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.17% 1.07% 0.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.09% 1.94% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,636 1,470 1,412
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £95,000
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 96,598 95,096 104,121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.11% 55.26% 52.14%
Number of salaries quoted 80,534 80,271 89,912
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 +29 1,922 £60,000 - 154
London +1 1,162 £65,000 - 83
UK excluding London +48 826 £50,000 +11.11% 82
South East +48 270 £55,000 +7.32% 21
North of England +52 205 £45,000 - 21
North West +5 111 £50,000 -7.41% 10
East of England +19 110 £43,450 -27.58% 13
South West +37 87 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Midlands -31 87 £45,000 +5.88% 10
Yorkshire +80 84 £41,000 -8.89% 8
West Midlands +19 55 £42,500 +2.41% 8
Scotland -33 53 £52,500 -5.41% 10
East Midlands -44 30 £48,000 +12.94% 2
Wales +18 10 £55,000 +29.41% 1
North East -26 10 £42,625 +21.79% 3
Northern Ireland +7 4 £45,000 +100.00%

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, 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 1,627 (80.50%) Python
2 1,049 (51.90%) SQL
3 1,017 (50.32%) Data Science
4 970 (48.00%) Analytics
5 831 (41.12%) Machine Learning
6 675 (33.40%) Big Data
7 570 (28.20%) Java
8 551 (27.26%) Analytical Skills
9 542 (26.82%) Mathematics
10 541 (26.77%) Hadoop
11 534 (26.42%) Apache Spark
12 496 (24.54%) Finance
13 460 (22.76%) Degree
14 441 (21.82%) Statistics
15 410 (20.29%) Visualisation
16 409 (20.24%) Algorithms
17 397 (19.64%) Business Intelligence
18 384 (19.00%) SAS
19 374 (18.51%) MATLAB
20 371 (18.36%) Agile Software Development
21 361 (17.86%) PhD
22 360 (17.81%) Data Analysis
23 352 (17.42%) Computer Science
24 350 (17.32%) C++
25 346 (17.12%) Scala
26 330 (16.33%) Tableau
27 321 (15.88%) Data Analytics
28 307 (15.19%) Amazon AWS
29 294 (14.55%) Artificial Intelligence
30 291 (14.40%) Problem-Solving

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
1 534 (26.42%) Apache Spark
2 384 (19.00%) SAS
3 57 (2.82%) Apache
4 55 (2.72%) Apache Pig
5 31 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
6 22 (1.09%) SharePoint
7 16 (0.79%) Confluence
8 14 (0.69%) Apache Solr
8 14 (0.69%) Jupyter
9 11 (0.54%) Ethereum
9 11 (0.54%) Hyperledger
10 10 (0.49%) Documentum
10 10 (0.49%) Drupal
10 10 (0.49%) FileNet
10 10 (0.49%) NServiceBus
11 7 (0.35%) R Markdown
12 5 (0.25%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.20%) ArcGIS
13 4 (0.20%) Predix
13 4 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 147 (7.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 136 (6.73%) SPSS
3 54 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
4 53 (2.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 27 (1.34%) GNU Octave
6 24 (1.19%) Chatbot
7 20 (0.99%) MS Visio
8 16 (0.79%) Stata
9 7 (0.35%) EViews
9 7 (0.35%) Weka
10 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
10 5 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.20%) Gephi
12 3 (0.15%) CPLEX
13 2 (0.099%) Mathematica
13 2 (0.099%) Simulink
14 1 (0.049%) 3ds Max
14 1 (0.049%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.049%) Maya
14 1 (0.049%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (0.54%) Distributed Ledger
2 7 (0.35%) Actimize
2 7 (0.35%) FastStats
2 7 (0.35%) R3 Corda
2 7 (0.35%) SAP InfiniteInsight
3 6 (0.30%) Relativity
4 5 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.20%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.20%) SimCorp Dimension
6 2 (0.099%) Oracle AML
6 2 (0.099%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.099%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.049%) FINCAD Analytics
7 1 (0.049%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.049%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.049%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.049%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.049%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.049%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 307 (15.19%) Amazon AWS
2 209 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (2.77%) Amazon S3
4 40 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
5 38 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
6 31 (1.53%) Azure Machine Learning
7 30 (1.48%) Azure Data Factory
8 29 (1.43%) Google Analytics
9 27 (1.34%) SaaS
10 25 (1.24%) Amazon EMR
10 25 (1.24%) GitHub
11 18 (0.89%) Serverless
12 17 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
12 17 (0.84%) PaaS
13 15 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
13 15 (0.74%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 15 (0.74%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 12 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
15 11 (0.54%) Amazon Kinesis
16 10 (0.49%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.58%) Internet
2 18 (0.89%) Broadband
2 18 (0.89%) VPN
3 17 (0.84%) Wireless
4 16 (0.79%) Firewall
4 16 (0.79%) SMS
5 11 (0.54%) Symposium
6 9 (0.45%) DAB
7 7 (0.35%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (0.25%) Network Security
9 4 (0.20%) Skype
10 3 (0.15%) 3GPP
10 3 (0.15%) 802.11
10 3 (0.15%) 802.15
10 3 (0.15%) Bluetooth
10 3 (0.15%) Kerberos
10 3 (0.15%) MQTT
10 3 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.15%) ZigBee
11 2 (0.099%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 675 (33.40%) Big Data
2 541 (26.77%) Hadoop
3 225 (11.13%) SQL Server
4 213 (10.54%) Power BI
5 210 (10.39%) NoSQL
6 205 (10.14%) Apache Hive
7 178 (8.81%) Data Warehouse
8 159 (7.87%) Relational Database
9 156 (7.72%) Data Mining
10 137 (6.78%) MongoDB
11 121 (5.99%) QlikView
12 119 (5.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 116 (5.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 96 (4.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 95 (4.70%) HBase
16 88 (4.35%) Data Lake
17 85 (4.21%) Apache Cassandra
18 83 (4.11%) MySQL
19 82 (4.06%) PostgreSQL
20 56 (2.77%) Impala
Development Applications
1 104 (5.15%) Git (software)
2 70 (3.46%) Jenkins
3 61 (3.02%) RStudio
4 43 (2.13%) Subversion
5 38 (1.88%) Vagrant
6 36 (1.78%) JIRA
7 19 (0.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 18 (0.89%) Visual Studio
9 17 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (0.79%) Selenium
10 16 (0.79%) TeamCity
11 14 (0.69%) Cucumber
11 14 (0.69%) JUnit
12 13 (0.64%) SpecFlow
13 12 (0.59%) GoCD
13 12 (0.59%) JMeter
14 11 (0.54%) Gatling
15 10 (0.49%) GitLab
15 10 (0.49%) Protractor
16 8 (0.40%) gulp
General
1 496 (24.54%) Finance
2 174 (8.61%) Marketing
3 167 (8.26%) Retail
4 116 (5.74%) Banking
5 73 (3.61%) Front Office
6 60 (2.97%) Advertising
7 44 (2.18%) Investment Banking
8 32 (1.58%) Games
9 27 (1.34%) Financial Institution
10 26 (1.29%) Law
11 25 (1.24%) Telecoms
12 24 (1.19%) Legal
13 19 (0.94%) Manufacturing
13 19 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
14 18 (0.89%) Publishing
15 14 (0.69%) Electronics
16 10 (0.49%) Automotive
17 4 (0.20%) Aerospace
18 3 (0.15%) Retail Banking
19 2 (0.099%) French Language
Job Titles
1 675 (33.40%) Data Scientist
2 332 (16.43%) Analyst
3 329 (16.28%) Developer
4 170 (8.41%) Senior Data Scientist
5 168 (8.31%) Data Engineer
6 115 (5.69%) Data Analyst
7 102 (5.05%) Consultant
8 94 (4.65%) Software Engineer
9 82 (4.06%) Architect
10 78 (3.86%) Machine Learning Scientist
11 73 (3.61%) Python Engineer
12 68 (3.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 64 (3.17%) Data Consultant
14 63 (3.12%) Senior Developer
15 61 (3.02%) Python Developer
16 60 (2.97%) Analytics Manager
17 59 (2.92%) Java Engineer
18 57 (2.82%) Senior Analyst
19 54 (2.67%) Analytics Consultant
20 53 (2.62%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (8.96%) Natural Language Processing
2 137 (6.78%) .NET
3 132 (6.53%) Kafka
4 115 (5.69%) HTML
5 98 (4.85%) AngularJS
6 95 (4.70%) TensorFlow
7 90 (4.45%) Web Services
8 81 (4.01%) Pandas
9 76 (3.76%) CSS
10 73 (3.61%) D3.js
11 69 (3.41%) NumPy
12 67 (3.32%) scikit-learn
13 62 (3.07%) React
14 59 (2.92%) REST
15 51 (2.52%) ASP.NET
16 49 (2.42%) J2EE
17 44 (2.18%) Node.js
18 43 (2.13%) RESTful
19 42 (2.08%) JSON
20 40 (1.98%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 551 (27.26%) Analytical Skills
2 409 (20.24%) Algorithms
3 352 (17.42%) Computer Science
4 132 (6.53%) Fintech
5 98 (4.85%) Data Structures
6 55 (2.72%) Credit Risk
7 53 (2.62%) User Experience
8 49 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
9 48 (2.38%) Hedge funds
10 34 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
11 33 (1.63%) Management Information System
12 32 (1.58%) Equities
12 32 (1.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 24 (1.19%) Analytical Mindset
13 24 (1.19%) Derivative
14 23 (1.14%) Market Risk
14 23 (1.14%) NHS
15 22 (1.09%) Social Media
16 21 (1.04%) Exotic Derivative
17 17 (0.84%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 160 (7.92%) Linux
2 72 (3.56%) Windows
3 36 (1.78%) Unix
4 18 (0.89%) Android
5 14 (0.69%) Apple iOS
6 11 (0.54%) CoreOS
7 9 (0.45%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (0.20%) CentOS
9 4 (0.20%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.049%) Fedora
10 1 (0.049%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.049%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.049%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.049%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.049%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,017 (50.32%) Data Science
2 970 (48.00%) Analytics
3 831 (41.12%) Machine Learning
4 542 (26.82%) Mathematics
5 441 (21.82%) Statistics
6 410 (20.29%) Visualisation
7 397 (19.64%) Business Intelligence
8 371 (18.36%) Agile Software Development
9 360 (17.81%) Data Analysis
10 321 (15.88%) Data Analytics
11 294 (14.55%) Artificial Intelligence
12 291 (14.40%) Problem-Solving
13 269 (13.31%) ETL
14 249 (12.32%) Data Visualisation
15 241 (11.92%) Predictive Modelling
16 205 (10.14%) Software Engineering
17 198 (9.80%) Statistical Modelling
18 176 (8.71%) Data Modelling
19 158 (7.82%) Deep Learning
19 158 (7.82%) Predictive Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,627 (80.50%) Python
2 1,049 (51.90%) SQL
3 570 (28.20%) Java
4 374 (18.51%) MATLAB
5 350 (17.32%) C++
6 346 (17.12%) Scala
7 203 (10.04%) JavaScript
8 184 (9.10%) C#
9 160 (7.92%) C
10 103 (5.10%) VBA
11 76 (3.76%) T-SQL
12 56 (2.77%) Perl
13 50 (2.47%) HiveQL
14 46 (2.28%) PHP
15 42 (2.08%) Ruby
16 38 (1.88%) Bash Shell
17 37 (1.83%) PowerShell
18 27 (1.34%) VB.NET
19 26 (1.29%) VB
20 20 (0.99%) Go
Qualifications
1 460 (22.76%) Degree
2 361 (17.86%) PhD
3 99 (4.90%) Numerate Degree
4 61 (3.02%) Master's Degree
5 44 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
6 28 (1.39%) Security Cleared
7 11 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (0.54%) Postgraduate
8 10 (0.49%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.40%) SC Cleared
10 7 (0.35%) CCNA
10 7 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.30%) MCSE
12 5 (0.25%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.25%) PMP
13 3 (0.15%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.15%) SAS Certification
14 2 (0.099%) CFA
14 2 (0.099%) TOGAF Certification
15 1 (0.049%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (3.91%) Data Quality
2 36 (1.78%) GDPR
3 30 (1.48%) QA
4 16 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
5 15 (0.74%) MiFID
6 14 (0.69%) Dodd-Frank
6 14 (0.69%) EMIR
7 10 (0.49%) Solvency II
8 7 (0.35%) Actionable Recommendations
8 7 (0.35%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.25%) GCP
10 3 (0.15%) FATCA
11 2 (0.099%) IEC 61508
11 2 (0.099%) IFRS
11 2 (0.099%) IFRS 9
11 2 (0.099%) ISO 26262
11 2 (0.099%) MISRA
11 2 (0.099%) MISRA C
12 1 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 12207
12 1 (0.049%) SLA
System Software
1 115 (5.69%) Docker
2 111 (5.49%) HDFS
3 26 (1.29%) Apache Flume
4 10 (0.49%) Active Directory
5 7 (0.35%) VirtualBox
6 6 (0.30%) Firmware
7 5 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 65 (3.22%) Terraform
2 40 (1.98%) Ansible
3 36 (1.78%) Kubernetes
4 33 (1.63%) Puppet
5 26 (1.29%) Oozie
6 17 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (0.74%) Ambari
7 15 (0.74%) Kibana
8 14 (0.69%) Mesos
9 12 (0.59%) Prometheus
10 8 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
11 7 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
12 5 (0.25%) WSUS
13 3 (0.15%) Xymon
13 3 (0.15%) ZABBIX
14 2 (0.099%) EMC NetWorker
15 1 (0.049%) Packer
15 1 (0.049%) QRadar
15 1 (0.049%) Rancher
15 1 (0.049%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 330 (16.33%) Tableau
2 250 (12.37%) Microsoft
3 106 (5.24%) Oracle
4 99 (4.90%) Google
5 81 (4.01%) Cloudera
6 78 (3.86%) Alteryx
7 48 (2.38%) SAP
8 45 (2.23%) Teradata
9 43 (2.13%) Cognos
10 40 (1.98%) Hortonworks
11 39 (1.93%) IBM
12 29 (1.43%) Capita
12 29 (1.43%) WorldPay
13 27 (1.34%) MicroStrategy
14 25 (1.24%) Informatica
15 23 (1.14%) Talend
16 21 (1.04%) RapidMiner
17 20 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
18 17 (0.84%) Netezza
19 15 (0.74%) MapR