Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

R
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 210 230 309
Rank change year-on-year +20 +79 -7
Permanent jobs citing R 804 2,103 1,862
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.64% 1.49% 1.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.78% 2.78% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 767 1,768 1,563
Median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% - -
10th Percentile £38,750 £33,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £142,500 £110,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.00% - +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 28,879 75,554 93,057
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 58.85% 53.48% 55.64%
Number of salaries quoted 24,159 61,748 77,360
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £82,500
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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +10 744 £70,000 +13.82% 90
London +7 487 £90,000 +28.57% 45
UK excluding London +67 304 £51,000 +2.00% 48
North of England +143 86 £57,500 +4.55% 18
South East +92 68 £47,500 +18.75% 6
North West +80 56 £70,000 +21.74% 6
South West +27 50 £51,250 +2.50% 6
Work from Home +6 48 £57,500 -17.86% 15
Midlands +80 32 £55,000 +29.41% 7
Scotland +48 31 £55,000 +37.50% 4
West Midlands +72 26 £55,000 +44.74% 4
Yorkshire +153 25 £47,500 +5.56% 12
Wales +69 21 £45,000 +20.00%
East of England +83 14 £37,500 -25.00% 7
North East +31 5 £52,500 +23.53%
East Midlands +75 4 £43,000 -14.00% 3
Northern Ireland +24 2 - -

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 737 (91.67%) Python
2 395 (49.13%) SQL
3 335 (41.67%) Analytics
4 330 (41.04%) Finance
5 281 (34.95%) Data Science
6 254 (31.59%) Azure
7 247 (30.72%) AWS
8 234 (29.10%) Machine Learning
9 222 (27.61%) Agile Software Development
10 200 (24.88%) Java
11 179 (22.26%) Fixed Income
12 178 (22.14%) Hedge funds
12 178 (22.14%) Big Data
13 162 (20.15%) Asset Management
14 157 (19.53%) Front Office
15 155 (19.28%) Web Services
16 148 (18.41%) Analytical Skills
17 147 (18.28%) GCP
18 141 (17.54%) Degree
19 140 (17.41%) Migration
20 137 (17.04%) Business Intelligence
21 135 (16.79%) Mathematics
22 123 (15.30%) Derivative
23 122 (15.17%) Algorithms
24 120 (14.93%) Apache Spark
25 117 (14.55%) Statistics
26 113 (14.05%) Scrum
27 110 (13.68%) Equities
27 110 (13.68%) Data Management
28 108 (13.43%) Visualisation

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
1 120 (14.93%) Apache Spark
2 77 (9.58%) SAS
3 31 (3.86%) Apache
4 12 (1.49%) Confluence
5 11 (1.37%) Apache Airflow
6 9 (1.12%) Jupyter
6 9 (1.12%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.00%) IBM Domino
8 5 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.25%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.12%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.12%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.12%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 53 (6.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (1.74%) SPSS
3 10 (1.24%) Stata
4 5 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.25%) EViews
7 2 (0.25%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.12%) GNU Octave
8 1 (0.12%) Weka
Business Applications
1 71 (8.83%) Markit EDM
1 71 (8.83%) PolarLake
2 70 (8.71%) Eagle PACE
3 4 (0.50%) FINCAD Analytics
4 3 (0.37%) Actimize
4 3 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.12%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 254 (31.59%) Azure
2 247 (30.72%) AWS
3 147 (18.28%) GCP
4 103 (12.81%) Power Platform
5 39 (4.85%) SaaS
6 30 (3.73%) PaaS
7 25 (3.11%) IaaS
8 18 (2.24%) OpenShift
9 13 (1.62%) Amazon S3
10 12 (1.49%) Amazon EMR
11 9 (1.12%) Azure Machine Learning
12 8 (1.00%) Amazon Kinesis
12 8 (1.00%) Amazon SQS
13 7 (0.87%) Azure Data Factory
14 6 (0.75%) Serverless
15 5 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
16 4 (0.50%) GitHub
16 4 (0.50%) Google Analytics
17 3 (0.37%) Adobe Analytics
17 3 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.36%) Skype
2 8 (1.00%) Kerberos
3 6 (0.75%) DSL
4 4 (0.50%) FIX Connectivity
5 3 (0.37%) Internet
6 2 (0.25%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.25%) Firewall
6 2 (0.25%) Multicast
6 2 (0.25%) RS-232
6 2 (0.25%) RS-485
6 2 (0.25%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.25%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.25%) Wireless
6 2 (0.25%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.12%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (22.14%) Big Data
2 106 (13.18%) Hadoop
3 102 (12.69%) Power BI
4 88 (10.95%) Data Lake
5 78 (9.70%) SQL Server
6 76 (9.45%) NoSQL
7 68 (8.46%) Data Warehouse
8 42 (5.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 39 (4.85%) Apache Hive
10 37 (4.60%) Data Mining
10 37 (4.60%) Relational Database
11 34 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 31 (3.86%) HDInsight
12 31 (3.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 29 (3.61%) MongoDB
14 20 (2.49%) BigQuery
15 16 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
16 14 (1.74%) MySQL
16 14 (1.74%) QlikView
17 11 (1.37%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 55 (6.84%) Git (software)
2 33 (4.10%) Jenkins
3 25 (3.11%) Artifactory
4 14 (1.74%) RStudio
5 13 (1.62%) JIRA
6 11 (1.37%) Bitbucket
7 9 (1.12%) Cucumber
7 9 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (1.00%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.25%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.25%) Flyway
11 2 (0.25%) Liquibase
11 2 (0.25%) PyCharm
11 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio Code
12 1 (0.12%) ER Studio
12 1 (0.12%) GitLab
12 1 (0.12%) GoCD
12 1 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 330 (41.04%) Finance
2 157 (19.53%) Front Office
3 70 (8.71%) Back Office
4 39 (4.85%) Marketing
5 29 (3.61%) Banking
6 20 (2.49%) Advertising
7 12 (1.49%) Retail
8 11 (1.37%) Games
9 8 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.87%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.87%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.87%) Publishing
11 6 (0.75%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.62%) Legal
12 5 (0.62%) Public Sector
13 3 (0.37%) Billing
13 3 (0.37%) Electronics
13 3 (0.37%) Law
14 2 (0.25%) Automotive
14 2 (0.25%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 153 (19.03%) Analyst
1 153 (19.03%) Data Scientist
2 125 (15.55%) Developer
3 113 (14.05%) Data Engineer
4 82 (10.20%) Business Analyst
5 79 (9.83%) Financial Analyst
6 73 (9.08%) Finance Business Analyst
7 64 (7.96%) Architect
8 61 (7.59%) Python Developer
9 49 (6.09%) Solutions Architect
10 47 (5.85%) Senior Data Scientist
11 45 (5.60%) Finance Manager
12 37 (4.60%) Data Business Analyst
13 36 (4.48%) Data Analyst
13 36 (4.48%) Reference Data Analyst
13 36 (4.48%) Reference Data Business Analyst
13 36 (4.48%) Software Engineer
14 35 (4.35%) Consultant
14 35 (4.35%) Python Engineer
15 31 (3.86%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (19.28%) Web Services
2 82 (10.20%) .NET
3 62 (7.71%) AngularJS
4 54 (6.72%) React
5 48 (5.97%) Shiny
6 46 (5.72%) Natural Language Processing
7 43 (5.35%) Kafka
8 38 (4.73%) Node.js
9 37 (4.60%) TensorFlow
10 28 (3.48%) NumPy
11 25 (3.11%) Pandas
12 23 (2.86%) Vue.js
13 17 (2.11%) Keras
14 16 (1.99%) PyTorch
15 15 (1.87%) scikit-learn
16 14 (1.74%) HTML
16 14 (1.74%) PySpark
17 13 (1.62%) Spring
17 13 (1.62%) XML
18 12 (1.49%) Matplotlib
Miscellaneous
1 179 (22.26%) Fixed Income
2 178 (22.14%) Hedge funds
3 148 (18.41%) Analytical Skills
4 123 (15.30%) Derivative
5 122 (15.17%) Algorithms
6 110 (13.68%) Equities
7 74 (9.20%) Reference Data
8 62 (7.71%) Greenfield Project
9 39 (4.85%) Credit Derivative
10 31 (3.86%) OTC Derivatives
11 24 (2.99%) Blog
12 23 (2.86%) Data Structures
13 20 (2.49%) User Experience
14 18 (2.24%) Equity Derivative
14 18 (2.24%) Public Cloud
15 15 (1.87%) Management Information System
16 12 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 12 (1.49%) Market Risk
17 8 (1.00%) Mobile App
18 7 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 56 (6.97%) Linux
2 43 (5.35%) Windows
3 39 (4.85%) Unix
4 13 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (0.50%) CentOS
5 4 (0.50%) Solaris
5 4 (0.50%) SUSE
5 4 (0.50%) Ubuntu
5 4 (0.50%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.37%) Debian
7 2 (0.25%) Android
7 2 (0.25%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.25%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.25%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (41.67%) Analytics
2 281 (34.95%) Data Science
3 234 (29.10%) Machine Learning
4 222 (27.61%) Agile Software Development
5 162 (20.15%) Asset Management
6 140 (17.41%) Migration
7 137 (17.04%) Business Intelligence
8 135 (16.79%) Mathematics
9 117 (14.55%) Statistics
10 113 (14.05%) Scrum
11 110 (13.68%) Data Management
12 108 (13.43%) Visualisation
13 107 (13.31%) Computer Science
14 106 (13.18%) Investment Management
14 106 (13.18%) Software Engineering
15 97 (12.06%) Artificial Intelligence
15 97 (12.06%) Data Analytics
16 89 (11.07%) Wealth Management
17 86 (10.70%) Data Analysis
18 84 (10.45%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 737 (91.67%) Python
2 395 (49.13%) SQL
3 200 (24.88%) Java
4 97 (12.06%) C#
5 96 (11.94%) C++
6 92 (11.44%) MATLAB
7 81 (10.07%) JavaScript
8 68 (8.46%) C
9 57 (7.09%) Scala
10 46 (5.72%) VBA
11 25 (3.11%) Perl
12 20 (2.49%) T-SQL
13 18 (2.24%) Julia
13 18 (2.24%) PowerShell
14 16 (1.99%) Bash Shell
15 14 (1.74%) Go
16 10 (1.24%) VB.NET
17 7 (0.87%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.87%) Shell Script
18 6 (0.75%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 141 (17.54%) Degree
2 46 (5.72%) PhD
3 40 (4.98%) Computer Science Degree
4 21 (2.61%) Security Cleared
5 20 (2.49%) Numerate Degree
6 16 (1.99%) Master's Degree
7 12 (1.49%) SC Cleared
8 11 (1.37%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.50%) CBAP
9 4 (0.50%) CISSP
10 3 (0.37%) CISM
10 3 (0.37%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.25%) CISA
12 1 (0.12%) CRISC
12 1 (0.12%) HND
12 1 (0.12%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.99%) Data Quality
2 17 (2.11%) NIST
3 14 (1.74%) QA
4 12 (1.49%) GDPR
5 7 (0.87%) MiFID
6 6 (0.75%) SLA
7 4 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.37%) EMIR
9 2 (0.25%) Actionable Recommendations
9 2 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.12%) GxP
10 1 (0.12%) IFRS
10 1 (0.12%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 62 (7.71%) Docker
2 8 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.75%) Samba
4 5 (0.62%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 46 (5.72%) Kubernetes
2 23 (2.86%) Terraform
3 10 (1.24%) Ambari
3 10 (1.24%) Hadoop YARN
4 9 (1.12%) Ansible
5 8 (1.00%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 6 (0.75%) Puppet
7 2 (0.25%) Control-M
7 2 (0.25%) Kibana
8 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 106 (13.18%) Bloomberg
2 104 (12.94%) Tableau
3 100 (12.44%) Microsoft
4 67 (8.33%) Databricks
5 61 (7.59%) Google
6 40 (4.98%) Sparx
7 21 (2.61%) Oracle
8 20 (2.49%) Informatica
8 20 (2.49%) Teradata
9 18 (2.24%) Cloudera
10 16 (1.99%) Splunk
11 14 (1.74%) Hortonworks
12 13 (1.62%) Red Hat
13 9 (1.12%) IBM
14 8 (1.00%) Talend
14 8 (1.00%) VMware
15 6 (0.75%) Amplitude
15 6 (0.75%) Cognos
15 6 (0.75%) Netezza
16 5 (0.62%) Sybase