Period
to 19 June 2019

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

R
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 249 288 309
Rank change year-on-year +39 +21 +82
Permanent jobs citing R 1,965 2,021 1,844
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.37% 1.17% 1.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.53% 2.09% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1,472 1,636 1,470
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -5.26%

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 77,682 96,598 95,096
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.06% 56.11% 55.22%
Number of salaries quoted 63,607 80,534 80,271
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
% 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 2019.

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 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
England +31 1,831 £58,000 -3.33% 52
London +40 1,105 £67,500 +3.85% 39
UK excluding London +53 838 £47,500 -5.00% 17
South East +14 241 £40,000 -27.27% 3
South West +74 147 £52,500 +5.00% 4
North of England -25 140 £50,000 +11.11%
North West +25 103 £51,250 +2.50%
Midlands +58 100 £45,000 - 1
Scotland +55 100 £45,000 -14.29% 4
East of England +56 99 £60,000 +38.09% 5
West Midlands +44 65 £45,000 +5.88% 1
East Midlands +31 33 £48,750 +1.56%
Yorkshire -57 33 £45,000 +9.76%
Northern Ireland -13 15 £32,000 -28.89%
North East +18 4 £43,750 +2.64%
Wales +1 4 £43,250 -21.36%

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 with a requirement for R.

1 1,545 (78.63%) Python
2 1,100 (55.98%) SQL
3 952 (48.45%) Data Science
4 927 (47.18%) Analytics
5 766 (38.98%) Machine Learning
6 631 (32.11%) Analytical Skills
7 610 (31.04%) Mathematics
8 567 (28.85%) Finance
9 512 (26.06%) Business Intelligence
9 512 (26.06%) Degree
10 503 (25.60%) Visualisation
11 460 (23.41%) Agile Software Development
12 440 (22.39%) Data Analysis
13 412 (20.97%) Big Data
14 408 (20.76%) Java
15 405 (20.61%) Tableau
16 370 (18.83%) Algorithms
17 354 (18.02%) Hadoop
17 354 (18.02%) Power Platform
17 354 (18.02%) Power BI
18 348 (17.71%) C#
19 334 (17.00%) MATLAB
20 324 (16.49%) Microsoft Azure
21 317 (16.13%) Software Engineering
22 308 (15.67%) C++
23 307 (15.62%) Microsoft
23 307 (15.62%) Computer Science
24 305 (15.52%) Statistics
25 297 (15.11%) PhD
26 296 (15.06%) SQL Server

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
1 276 (14.05%) Apache Spark
2 251 (12.77%) SAS
3 61 (3.10%) SharePoint
4 45 (2.29%) Jupyter
5 36 (1.83%) Apache
6 24 (1.22%) IIS
7 20 (1.02%) Apache Pig
8 19 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (0.46%) IPython
10 7 (0.36%) Apache Airflow
11 6 (0.31%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.25%) WordPress
13 4 (0.20%) Camunda
13 4 (0.20%) Confluence
14 3 (0.15%) ArcGIS
14 3 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.15%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.15%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.10%) JBoss
16 1 (0.051%) Tomcat
Applications
1 153 (7.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 86 (4.38%) SPSS
3 59 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
4 32 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 31 (1.58%) Stata
6 19 (0.97%) GNU Octave
7 11 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.46%) Maple
9 5 (0.25%) Mathematica
10 4 (0.20%) Gephi
10 4 (0.20%) MS Visio
11 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
11 3 (0.15%) Simulink
11 3 (0.15%) S-PLUS
11 3 (0.15%) Weka
12 2 (0.10%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.10%) EViews
12 2 (0.10%) SPSS Modeler
13 1 (0.051%) CPLEX
13 1 (0.051%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 30 (1.53%) Summit
2 6 (0.31%) WebTrends
3 4 (0.20%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.15%) FastStats
5 2 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.10%) ReMetrica
5 2 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.10%) SAP InfiniteInsight
5 2 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.10%) Towers Watson Igloo
6 1 (0.051%) Data Workbench
6 1 (0.051%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.051%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.051%) Magento
6 1 (0.051%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.051%) Rolfe and Nolan
6 1 (0.051%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 354 (18.02%) Power Platform
2 324 (16.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 245 (12.47%) Amazon AWS
4 118 (6.01%) Google Cloud Platform
5 47 (2.39%) Azure Data Factory
6 46 (2.34%) Google Analytics
7 40 (2.04%) SaaS
8 39 (1.98%) GitHub
9 37 (1.88%) Azure Machine Learning
10 35 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
11 34 (1.73%) Office 365
12 23 (1.17%) Serverless
13 22 (1.12%) PaaS
14 20 (1.02%) Azure Stack
15 14 (0.71%) Data Lake Analytics
16 13 (0.66%) Adobe Analytics
17 11 (0.56%) Amazon SageMaker
18 10 (0.51%) AWS Data Pipeline
19 9 (0.46%) Amazon S3
19 9 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 29 (1.48%) Internet
2 26 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
2 26 (1.32%) Firewall
3 21 (1.07%) Network Security
4 14 (0.71%) FTP
5 10 (0.51%) Wireless
6 7 (0.36%) MPLS
6 7 (0.36%) VPN
7 6 (0.31%) SSL
7 6 (0.31%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.25%) Cisco Firepower
9 4 (0.20%) DNS
9 4 (0.20%) Ethernet
9 4 (0.20%) HTTP
9 4 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.15%) BGP
10 3 (0.15%) DHCP
10 3 (0.15%) LAN
10 3 (0.15%) WAN
10 3 (0.15%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 412 (20.97%) Big Data
2 354 (18.02%) Hadoop
2 354 (18.02%) Power BI
3 296 (15.06%) SQL Server
4 269 (13.69%) Data Warehouse
5 189 (9.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 147 (7.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 142 (7.23%) QlikView
8 129 (6.56%) Data Mining
9 124 (6.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 122 (6.21%) Apache Hive
11 121 (6.16%) Relational Database
12 113 (5.75%) NoSQL
13 108 (5.50%) Data Lake
14 55 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
15 54 (2.75%) MongoDB
16 52 (2.65%) Amazon Redshift
17 43 (2.19%) Impala
18 40 (2.04%) MySQL
19 37 (1.88%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 112 (5.70%) Git (software)
2 50 (2.54%) Jenkins
3 49 (2.49%) JIRA
4 26 (1.32%) Subversion
5 24 (1.22%) Visual Studio
6 23 (1.17%) Bitbucket
6 23 (1.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 22 (1.12%) RStudio
8 21 (1.07%) Hudson
8 21 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 13 (0.66%) Bitbucket Server
10 13 (0.66%) git-flow
10 13 (0.66%) Selenium
10 13 (0.66%) Toad
11 11 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
12 9 (0.46%) Cucumber
13 7 (0.36%) Artifactory
13 7 (0.36%) Maven
14 5 (0.25%) PostCSS
General
1 567 (28.85%) Finance
2 207 (10.53%) Marketing
3 196 (9.97%) Banking
4 134 (6.82%) Retail
5 64 (3.26%) Front Office
6 57 (2.90%) Pharmaceutical
7 56 (2.85%) Telecoms
8 38 (1.93%) Manufacturing
9 33 (1.68%) Games
9 33 (1.68%) Investment Banking
10 32 (1.63%) Law
11 29 (1.48%) Legal
12 21 (1.07%) Advertising
12 21 (1.07%) Electronics
13 15 (0.76%) Financial Institution
14 14 (0.71%) Billing
15 8 (0.41%) General Ledger
16 7 (0.36%) Automotive
16 7 (0.36%) Retail Banking
17 6 (0.31%) Military
Job Titles
1 517 (26.31%) Data Scientist
2 365 (18.58%) Developer
3 362 (18.42%) Analyst
4 207 (10.53%) Data Analyst
5 150 (7.63%) Data Engineer
6 123 (6.26%) Senior Data Scientist
7 121 (6.16%) Consultant
8 112 (5.70%) Architect
9 100 (5.09%) Graduate
10 95 (4.83%) Junior
11 92 (4.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 91 (4.63%) Senior Analyst
13 90 (4.58%) C# Developer
14 81 (4.12%) Software Developer
15 66 (3.36%) Software Engineer
16 64 (3.26%) Graduate Developer
17 58 (2.95%) Graduate C# Developer
18 54 (2.75%) Data Consultant
19 53 (2.70%) Analytics Consultant
20 52 (2.65%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (7.43%) .NET
2 138 (7.02%) Natural Language Processing
3 113 (5.75%) AngularJS
4 95 (4.83%) HTML
5 85 (4.33%) React
6 79 (4.02%) Web Services
7 77 (3.92%) Pandas
8 72 (3.66%) CSS
9 71 (3.61%) NumPy
10 68 (3.46%) scikit-learn
11 64 (3.26%) TensorFlow
12 63 (3.21%) J2EE
13 62 (3.16%) D3.js
14 58 (2.95%) Kafka
15 54 (2.75%) ASP.NET
16 51 (2.60%) HTML5
17 42 (2.14%) jQuery
17 42 (2.14%) SciPy
18 40 (2.04%) Node.js
19 35 (1.78%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 631 (32.11%) Analytical Skills
2 370 (18.83%) Algorithms
3 77 (3.92%) Derivative
4 76 (3.87%) Greenfield Project
5 72 (3.66%) Data Structures
6 70 (3.56%) Fixed Income
6 70 (3.56%) Hedge funds
7 48 (2.44%) User Experience
8 47 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
9 33 (1.68%) Management Information System
10 31 (1.58%) Credit Risk
11 26 (1.32%) Blog
12 25 (1.27%) Cloud Native
13 22 (1.12%) Equities
14 20 (1.02%) Analytical Mindset
15 18 (0.92%) Data Centre
15 18 (0.92%) Virtual Team
16 17 (0.87%) Social Media
17 15 (0.76%) Cyber Kill Chain
17 15 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 113 (5.75%) Linux
2 80 (4.07%) Windows
3 35 (1.78%) Unix
4 23 (1.17%) Windows Server
5 13 (0.66%) Android
6 10 (0.51%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.31%) Debian
7 6 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.10%) CentOS
9 2 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.10%) Solaris
9 2 (0.10%) SUSE
9 2 (0.10%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.10%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.10%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.10%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.051%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.051%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 952 (48.45%) Data Science
2 927 (47.18%) Analytics
3 766 (38.98%) Machine Learning
4 610 (31.04%) Mathematics
5 512 (26.06%) Business Intelligence
6 503 (25.60%) Visualisation
7 460 (23.41%) Agile Software Development
8 440 (22.39%) Data Analysis
9 317 (16.13%) Software Engineering
10 307 (15.62%) Computer Science
11 305 (15.52%) Statistics
12 286 (14.55%) Artificial Intelligence
13 272 (13.84%) Data Analytics
14 262 (13.33%) Data Visualisation
15 242 (12.32%) Problem-Solving
16 201 (10.23%) Data Modelling
17 191 (9.72%) ETL
18 179 (9.11%) Physics
19 171 (8.70%) Predictive Modelling
20 152 (7.74%) Deep Learning
Programming Languages
1 1,545 (78.63%) Python
2 1,100 (55.98%) SQL
3 408 (20.76%) Java
4 348 (17.71%) C#
5 334 (17.00%) MATLAB
6 308 (15.67%) C++
7 251 (12.77%) Scala
8 186 (9.47%) C
9 154 (7.84%) JavaScript
10 112 (5.70%) T-SQL
11 90 (4.58%) VBA
12 54 (2.75%) Ruby
13 53 (2.70%) Bash Shell
14 47 (2.39%) PHP
15 40 (2.04%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 38 (1.93%) PowerShell
17 30 (1.53%) Bourne shell
17 30 (1.53%) Korn
18 27 (1.37%) Perl
19 16 (0.81%) Julia
Qualifications
1 512 (26.06%) Degree
2 297 (15.11%) PhD
3 62 (3.16%) Security Cleared
4 45 (2.29%) Numerate Degree
5 41 (2.09%) Master's Degree
6 29 (1.48%) CCNP
6 29 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (1.22%) CCIE
7 24 (1.22%) SC Cleared
8 21 (1.07%) DV Cleared
9 19 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (0.36%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.36%) Postgraduate
11 6 (0.31%) ACCA
11 6 (0.31%) CIMA
11 6 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.15%) MCSA
12 3 (0.15%) TOGAF Certification
13 2 (0.10%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.10%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (4.53%) Data Quality
2 56 (2.85%) GDPR
3 44 (2.24%) QA
4 15 (0.76%) Actionable Recommendations
5 8 (0.41%) EMIR
6 7 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
6 7 (0.36%) MiFID
7 5 (0.25%) PMO
8 3 (0.15%) IFRS
8 3 (0.15%) SLA
8 3 (0.15%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.051%) Basel III
System Software
1 99 (5.04%) Docker
2 25 (1.27%) Apache Flume
3 24 (1.22%) HDFS
4 13 (0.66%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.20%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.10%) GridGain
7 2 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.051%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 62 (3.16%) Kubernetes
2 33 (1.68%) Oozie
3 28 (1.42%) Terraform
4 16 (0.81%) Ansible
5 11 (0.56%) Docker Swarm
5 11 (0.56%) Kibana
5 11 (0.56%) Puppet
6 10 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.25%) Ambari
9 3 (0.15%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (0.10%) Chronos
10 2 (0.10%) Istio
10 2 (0.10%) logstash
10 2 (0.10%) Mesos
10 2 (0.10%) Nessus
10 2 (0.10%) Packer
11 1 (0.051%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.051%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 405 (20.61%) Tableau
2 307 (15.62%) Microsoft
3 138 (7.02%) Google
4 82 (4.17%) Oracle
5 53 (2.70%) Alteryx
6 49 (2.49%) Informatica
7 40 (2.04%) SAP
8 34 (1.73%) Teradata
9 29 (1.48%) Cisco
9 29 (1.48%) Databricks
10 28 (1.42%) Hortonworks
10 28 (1.42%) IBM
11 27 (1.37%) Splunk
12 26 (1.32%) Palo Alto
13 23 (1.17%) Rackspace
13 23 (1.17%) Talend
14 22 (1.12%) Adobe
14 22 (1.12%) WorldPay
15 21 (1.07%) F5
16 19 (0.97%) Cloudera