Period
to 2 July 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 2 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

R
UK
6 months to
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 233 245 289
Rank change year-on-year +12 +44 +21
Permanent jobs citing R 1,153 2,011 2,062
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.46% 1.38% 1.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.63% 2.55% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1,022 1,645 1,718
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £119,875 £92,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.52% -1.50% +11.11%

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 43,823 78,715 98,889
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.50% 53.95% 56.09%
Number of salaries quoted 36,051 64,507 82,353
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 2 July 2020.

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 2 July 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 +21 1,090 £65,000 +8.33% 52
London +23 715 £75,000 +11.11% 33
UK excluding London +18 430 £50,000 +1.52% 24
South East +69 141 £47,500 +18.75% 3
South West +48 74 £45,743 -10.31%
North of England +68 71 £61,250 +22.50% 5
Work from Home -23 62 £97,500 +39.29% 11
North West +49 48 £70,000 +36.59% 5
Midlands +55 45 £51,250 +13.89% 8
West Midlands +59 38 £53,750 +19.44% 7
East of England +30 38 £46,829 -25.07% 3
Scotland +12 34 £55,000 +22.22% 3
Wales +31 24 £43,440 +0.44% 2
Yorkshire +96 14 £45,000 -
North East +25 9 £58,750 +34.29%
East Midlands +37 5 £39,250 -19.49% 1
Northern Ireland +11 3 - -

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 1,065 (92.37%) Python
2 700 (60.71%) SQL
3 524 (45.45%) Analytics
4 412 (35.73%) Data Science
5 392 (34.00%) Finance
6 359 (31.14%) Machine Learning
7 300 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
8 278 (24.11%) Azure
9 273 (23.68%) Java
10 272 (23.59%) Business Intelligence
11 250 (21.68%) Big Data
12 248 (21.51%) Mathematics
13 231 (20.03%) Analytical Skills
14 228 (19.77%) Degree
15 220 (19.08%) AWS
16 203 (17.61%) Data Analytics
16 203 (17.61%) Power BI
16 203 (17.61%) Power Platform
17 196 (17.00%) C#
18 195 (16.91%) Hadoop
19 189 (16.39%) Hedge funds
20 188 (16.31%) Apache Spark
21 187 (16.22%) Software Engineering
22 186 (16.13%) C++
23 184 (15.96%) Tableau
24 180 (15.61%) Algorithms
25 177 (15.35%) SQL Server
26 174 (15.09%) Visualisation
27 170 (14.74%) Front Office
27 170 (14.74%) Computer Science

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
1 188 (16.31%) Apache Spark
2 141 (12.23%) SAS
3 51 (4.42%) Apache
4 24 (2.08%) Confluence
4 24 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
5 20 (1.73%) Apache Airflow
6 17 (1.47%) Tomcat
7 14 (1.21%) SharePoint
8 12 (1.04%) Jupyter
9 10 (0.87%) Apache Solr
10 7 (0.61%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.43%) IBM Domino
12 3 (0.26%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.17%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.17%) JBoss
13 2 (0.17%) Mendix
13 2 (0.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 1 (0.087%) ArcGIS
14 1 (0.087%) Mule
Applications
1 130 (11.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (1.99%) SPSS
3 14 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.43%) Stata
6 4 (0.35%) EViews
6 4 (0.35%) Notepad++
7 3 (0.26%) Gephi
8 2 (0.17%) S-PLUS
8 2 (0.17%) Weka
9 1 (0.087%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.087%) CPLEX
9 1 (0.087%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 64 (5.55%) Eagle PACE
1 64 (5.55%) Markit EDM
1 64 (5.55%) PolarLake
2 4 (0.35%) FINCAD Analytics
3 2 (0.17%) Actimize
3 2 (0.17%) Rolfe and Nolan
3 2 (0.17%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.17%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.17%) SAP InfiniteInsight
3 2 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.087%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 278 (24.11%) Azure
2 220 (19.08%) AWS
3 203 (17.61%) Power Platform
4 123 (10.67%) GCP
5 43 (3.73%) OpenShift
6 35 (3.04%) Azure Data Factory
7 33 (2.86%) SaaS
8 23 (1.99%) Azure Machine Learning
9 19 (1.65%) PaaS
10 17 (1.47%) Amazon EMR
10 17 (1.47%) IaaS
11 14 (1.21%) Amazon S3
12 10 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
13 9 (0.78%) GitHub
13 9 (0.78%) Google Analytics
13 9 (0.78%) Serverless
14 8 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
14 8 (0.69%) PowerApps
15 7 (0.61%) Amazon Kinesis
16 5 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.39%) Skype
2 9 (0.78%) FIX Connectivity
3 8 (0.69%) Kerberos
4 7 (0.61%) HTTP
5 6 (0.52%) DSL
5 6 (0.52%) Firewall
6 5 (0.43%) DNS
6 5 (0.43%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.26%) Bluetooth
7 3 (0.26%) DHCP
7 3 (0.26%) Multicast
7 3 (0.26%) RS-232
7 3 (0.26%) RS-485
7 3 (0.26%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.26%) Wireless
7 3 (0.26%) ZigBee
8 2 (0.17%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.17%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.17%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 250 (21.68%) Big Data
2 203 (17.61%) Power BI
3 195 (16.91%) Hadoop
4 177 (15.35%) SQL Server
5 137 (11.88%) NoSQL
6 133 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
7 115 (9.97%) Data Lake
8 101 (8.76%) Relational Database
9 90 (7.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 67 (5.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 61 (5.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 56 (4.86%) MongoDB
13 53 (4.60%) Apache Hive
14 48 (4.16%) PostgreSQL
15 47 (4.08%) Data Mining
16 30 (2.60%) MySQL
17 29 (2.52%) Apache Cassandra
18 25 (2.17%) HDInsight
19 23 (1.99%) BigQuery
20 22 (1.91%) HBase
Development Applications
1 87 (7.55%) Git (software)
2 50 (4.34%) Artifactory
3 41 (3.56%) Jenkins
4 24 (2.08%) JIRA
5 17 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 16 (1.39%) Bitbucket
6 16 (1.39%) RStudio
7 11 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
7 11 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (0.87%) Cucumber
9 8 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (0.52%) Flyway
10 6 (0.52%) Liquibase
10 6 (0.52%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.35%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.26%) PyCharm
12 3 (0.26%) Selenium
12 3 (0.26%) Vagrant
12 3 (0.26%) Visual Studio Code
13 2 (0.17%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 392 (34.00%) Finance
2 170 (14.74%) Front Office
3 98 (8.50%) Marketing
4 64 (5.55%) Back Office
5 51 (4.42%) Banking
6 34 (2.95%) Retail
7 29 (2.52%) Advertising
8 25 (2.17%) Legal
9 17 (1.47%) Aerospace
9 17 (1.47%) Investment Banking
9 17 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
10 14 (1.21%) Games
11 12 (1.04%) Manufacturing
12 11 (0.95%) Telecoms
13 9 (0.78%) Public Sector
14 5 (0.43%) Automotive
14 5 (0.43%) Law
15 4 (0.35%) Police
15 4 (0.35%) Spanish Language
16 3 (0.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 243 (21.08%) Analyst
2 205 (17.78%) Data Scientist
3 166 (14.40%) Developer
4 138 (11.97%) Data Engineer
5 80 (6.94%) Architect
6 79 (6.85%) Data Analyst
7 74 (6.42%) Software Engineer
8 70 (6.07%) Senior Data Scientist
9 63 (5.46%) Financial Analyst
10 60 (5.20%) Python Developer
11 58 (5.03%) Business Analyst
12 50 (4.34%) Junior
12 50 (4.34%) Solutions Architect
13 49 (4.25%) C# Developer
13 49 (4.25%) Java Developer
14 48 (4.16%) Analytics Manager
15 46 (3.99%) Finance Business Analyst
16 45 (3.90%) Consultant
16 45 (3.90%) Graduate
17 44 (3.82%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (14.66%) .NET
2 124 (10.75%) Web Services
3 93 (8.07%) AngularJS
4 88 (7.63%) React
5 69 (5.98%) Node.js
6 57 (4.94%) Natural Language Processing
7 46 (3.99%) Kafka
8 39 (3.38%) HTML
9 36 (3.12%) Shiny
10 35 (3.04%) REST
11 32 (2.78%) TensorFlow
12 29 (2.52%) XML
13 23 (1.99%) HTML5
14 22 (1.91%) Spring
15 21 (1.82%) Hibernate
16 20 (1.73%) NumPy
17 19 (1.65%) CSS
17 19 (1.65%) Pandas
17 19 (1.65%) scikit-learn
18 17 (1.47%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 231 (20.03%) Analytical Skills
2 189 (16.39%) Hedge funds
3 180 (15.61%) Algorithms
4 155 (13.44%) Derivative
5 152 (13.18%) Fixed Income
6 118 (10.23%) Equities
7 81 (7.03%) Greenfield Project
8 76 (6.59%) Reference Data
9 54 (4.68%) Data Structures
10 52 (4.51%) User Experience
11 44 (3.82%) Blog
11 44 (3.82%) Public Cloud
12 43 (3.73%) Equity Derivative
13 38 (3.30%) Management Information System
14 36 (3.12%) OTC Derivatives
15 23 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
16 21 (1.82%) Market Risk
17 12 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 10 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
19 9 (0.78%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 111 (9.63%) Linux
2 77 (6.68%) Windows
3 49 (4.25%) Unix
4 17 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (0.95%) Windows Server
6 9 (0.78%) CentOS
6 9 (0.78%) Solaris
6 9 (0.78%) SUSE
7 7 (0.61%) Debian
7 7 (0.61%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.43%) VMS
8 5 (0.43%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.43%) Windows 8
8 5 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.43%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (0.35%) Android
9 4 (0.35%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.26%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 524 (45.45%) Analytics
2 412 (35.73%) Data Science
3 359 (31.14%) Machine Learning
4 300 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
5 272 (23.59%) Business Intelligence
6 248 (21.51%) Mathematics
7 203 (17.61%) Data Analytics
8 187 (16.22%) Software Engineering
9 174 (15.09%) Visualisation
10 170 (14.74%) Computer Science
11 164 (14.22%) Data Analysis
12 156 (13.53%) Asset Management
13 153 (13.27%) Data Modelling
14 150 (13.01%) Artificial Intelligence
15 127 (11.01%) Statistics
16 126 (10.93%) ETL
16 126 (10.93%) Migration
17 119 (10.32%) Data Management
18 115 (9.97%) Decision-Making
18 115 (9.97%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 1,065 (92.37%) Python
2 700 (60.71%) SQL
3 273 (23.68%) Java
4 196 (17.00%) C#
5 186 (16.13%) C++
6 142 (12.32%) JavaScript
7 139 (12.06%) MATLAB
8 99 (8.59%) Scala
9 77 (6.68%) VBA
10 52 (4.51%) C
11 49 (4.25%) T-SQL
12 47 (4.08%) Perl
13 43 (3.73%) PowerShell
14 29 (2.52%) Bash Shell
15 28 (2.43%) PL/SQL
16 21 (1.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 20 (1.73%) Go
17 20 (1.73%) VB.NET
18 17 (1.47%) Julia
19 14 (1.21%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 228 (19.77%) Degree
2 68 (5.90%) PhD
3 53 (4.60%) Computer Science Degree
4 52 (4.51%) Security Cleared
5 37 (3.21%) SC Cleared
6 27 (2.34%) DV Cleared
7 25 (2.17%) Numerate Degree
8 16 (1.39%) Master's Degree
9 12 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.61%) Postgraduate
11 6 (0.52%) CBAP
12 4 (0.35%) CISSP
12 4 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.17%) CCNA
13 2 (0.17%) CIMA
13 2 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.17%) CISM
13 2 (0.17%) Linux+ Certification
13 2 (0.17%) MCSE
13 2 (0.17%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.95%) Data Quality
2 20 (1.73%) QA
3 15 (1.30%) NIST
4 12 (1.04%) Actionable Recommendations
5 6 (0.52%) GDPR
5 6 (0.52%) MiFID
5 6 (0.52%) SLA
6 4 (0.35%) IFRS
6 4 (0.35%) IFRS 9
7 3 (0.26%) COBIT
7 3 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.26%) EMIR
7 3 (0.26%) GxP
7 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.087%) COREP
9 1 (0.087%) ITGC
System Software
1 125 (10.84%) Docker
2 13 (1.13%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.52%) Samba
5 5 (0.43%) HDFS
6 3 (0.26%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.26%) vSphere
7 2 (0.17%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 82 (7.11%) Kubernetes
2 29 (2.52%) Terraform
3 12 (1.04%) Ansible
4 10 (0.87%) Ambari
4 10 (0.87%) Hadoop YARN
5 8 (0.69%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 6 (0.52%) Kibana
7 4 (0.35%) Control-M
8 3 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.26%) SCCM
8 3 (0.26%) SCOM
8 3 (0.26%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.17%) logstash
9 2 (0.17%) Oozie
10 1 (0.087%) Puppet
Vendors
1 184 (15.96%) Tableau
2 162 (14.05%) Microsoft
3 109 (9.45%) Bloomberg
4 71 (6.16%) Databricks
5 69 (5.98%) Oracle
6 38 (3.30%) Google
7 33 (2.86%) Informatica
7 33 (2.86%) Reuters
8 29 (2.52%) Sparx
8 29 (2.52%) Splunk
9 25 (2.17%) Hortonworks
10 22 (1.91%) Talend
11 18 (1.56%) IBM
11 18 (1.56%) Teradata
12 17 (1.47%) Alteryx
12 17 (1.47%) Red Hat
13 16 (1.39%) Cloudera
14 15 (1.30%) SAP
15 12 (1.04%) Sybase
15 12 (1.04%) VMware