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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

R
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 286 376 454
Rank change year-on-year +90 +78  
Permanent jobs citing R 986 799 692
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 0.81% 0.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.98% 1.53% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 749 680 549
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £38,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £90,000 £86,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +17.64%  

R is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 49780 52059 57223
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 56.04% 52.78% 51.59%
Number of salaries quoted 41779 45080 48809
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

R
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing R as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for R in the UK

R
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +84 940 £60,000 +4.34% 103
London +56 600 £65,000 +8.33% 64
South East +18 88 £45,000 -18.18% 7
East of England +39 64 £65,000 +67.74% 11
North West -7 57 £60,000 +50.00% 1
City of London +36 56 £66,250 +3.92% 15
Manchester +1 49 £60,000 +50.00% 1
East Midlands +46 37 £35,000 -12.50% 5
Cambridgeshire +1 35 £80,000 +100.00% 6
Cambridge +19 34 £80,000 +100.00% 4
West Midlands +24 31 £45,000 +5.88% 1
South West -33 29 £60,000 +11.11% 7
Surrey +33 24 £60,000 +26.31% 1
Scotland +26 23 £45,000 -2.17% 13
Yorkshire -4 18 £50,000 +25.00% 5
Warwickshire +13 17 £45,000 -10.00%
Oxfordshire -1 17 £37,500 -34.78% 2
Derbyshire +24 16 £42,500 - 1
Hampshire +19 16 £45,000 -30.76% 1
Bristol -15 16 £62,500 +38.88% 4
Derby - 16 £42,500 - 1
Edinburgh +4 15 £60,000 +33.33% 6
Oxford -14 13 £35,000 -39.13% 1
Hertfordshire +11 12 £33,250 -44.58% 3
Northampton +13 11 £29,000 - 1
Northamptonshire +9 11 £29,000 -38.94% 1
North East +24 10 £35,000 -46.15% 2
Durham +2 9 £35,000 -12.50% 1
West Yorkshire +6 8 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Cheshire -24 8 £55,000 +107.54%

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT jobs citing R also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for R.

1 1287 (69.08%) Python
2 1041 (55.88%) Analytics
3 1038 (55.72%) SQL
4 708 (38.00%) Machine Learning
5 654 (35.10%) Degree
6 628 (33.71%) Big Data
7 596 (31.99%) Analytical Skills
8 556 (29.84%) Finance
9 508 (27.27%) Mathematics
10 507 (27.21%) SAS
11 505 (27.11%) Hadoop
12 465 (24.96%) Visualisation
13 434 (23.30%) Business Intelligence
14 429 (23.03%) Java
15 390 (20.93%) Computer Science
16 389 (20.88%) Tableau
17 383 (20.56%) Statistics
18 355 (19.06%) Algorithms
19 354 (19.00%) MATLAB
20 328 (17.61%) Agile Software Development
21 327 (17.55%) PhD
22 320 (17.18%) Apache Spark
23 310 (16.64%) Data Visualisation
24 291 (15.62%) Data Analysis
25 285 (15.30%) Data Analytics
26 277 (14.87%) Marketing
27 253 (13.58%) Retail
27 253 (13.58%) SQL Server
28 238 (12.78%) ETL
29 230 (12.35%) Scala

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
1 507 (27.21%) SAS
2 320 (17.18%) Apache Spark
3 73 (3.92%) Apache Pig
4 68 (3.65%) Apache
5 39 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (0.54%) nginx
7 8 (0.43%) Apache Solr
7 8 (0.43%) JBoss
7 8 (0.43%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.38%) Apache Airflow
8 7 (0.38%) ArcGIS
8 7 (0.38%) Confluence
8 7 (0.38%) Luigi
8 7 (0.38%) SharePoint
9 6 (0.32%) CMS
10 4 (0.21%) Ethereum
10 4 (0.21%) Hyperledger
10 4 (0.21%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.21%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.11%) uWSGI
Applications
1 190 (10.20%) SPSS
2 166 (8.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (2.31%) Stata
4 36 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
5 24 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 17 (0.91%) EViews
7 14 (0.75%) SPSS Modeler
8 8 (0.43%) Simulink
9 6 (0.32%) GNU Octave
10 5 (0.27%) MS Visio
10 5 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.21%) Gephi
12 3 (0.16%) S-PLUS
13 2 (0.11%) Mathcad
14 1 (0.054%) Weka
Business Applications
1 30 (1.61%) Adobe Campaign
2 27 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 21 (1.13%) SAP InfiniteInsight
4 5 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.27%) Unica
5 4 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.21%) Eloqua
5 4 (0.21%) FastStats
5 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
6 3 (0.16%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
6 3 (0.16%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.11%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 147 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 129 (6.92%) Amazon AWS
3 73 (3.92%) Google Analytics
4 65 (3.49%) Azure Machine Learning
5 49 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
6 26 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (1.02%) GitHub
8 14 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (0.70%) Amazon S3
10 12 (0.64%) Amazon EMR
10 12 (0.64%) Google Tag Manager
11 11 (0.59%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 11 (0.59%) SaaS
12 6 (0.32%) IaaS
13 3 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.16%) FinancialForce.com
13 3 (0.16%) Force.com
13 3 (0.16%) PaaS
13 3 (0.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 2 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 13 (0.70%) Wireless
2 12 (0.64%) Cisco Wireless
3 9 (0.48%) LAN
3 9 (0.48%) WAN
4 8 (0.43%) Internet
5 6 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (0.32%) FlexRay
5 6 (0.32%) HTTP
5 6 (0.32%) VPN
5 6 (0.32%) Wireless Security
6 5 (0.27%) MVNO
7 4 (0.21%) FTP
8 3 (0.16%) LDAP
8 3 (0.16%) Symposium
8 3 (0.16%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.11%) Skype
9 2 (0.11%) SSL
10 1 (0.054%) Broadband
10 1 (0.054%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.054%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 628 (33.71%) Big Data
2 505 (27.11%) Hadoop
3 253 (13.58%) SQL Server
4 221 (11.86%) Data Warehouse
5 206 (11.06%) QlikView
6 198 (10.63%) Data Mining
7 163 (8.75%) Power BI
8 160 (8.59%) NoSQL
9 148 (7.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 131 (7.03%) Relational Database
11 130 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 123 (6.60%) Apache Hive
13 107 (5.74%) MongoDB
14 83 (4.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 76 (4.08%) Spotfire
16 66 (3.54%) Apache Cassandra
17 47 (2.52%) MySQL
18 46 (2.47%) BusinessObjects
18 46 (2.47%) RDBMS
19 45 (2.42%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 40 (2.15%) Git (software)
2 33 (1.77%) JIRA
3 32 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 29 (1.56%) RStudio
5 23 (1.23%) Subversion
6 22 (1.18%) Visual Studio
7 18 (0.97%) Talend Open Studio
8 17 (0.91%) Jenkins
9 7 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (0.32%) Rational DOORS
10 6 (0.32%) Travis CI
11 5 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.27%) Vagrant
11 5 (0.27%) Yeoman
12 4 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (0.16%) JUnit
13 3 (0.16%) TeamCity
14 2 (0.11%) Oracle APEX
14 2 (0.11%) ReSharper
14 2 (0.11%) Selenium
General
1 556 (29.84%) Finance
2 277 (14.87%) Marketing
3 253 (13.58%) Retail
4 213 (11.43%) Banking
5 134 (7.19%) Investment Banking
6 129 (6.92%) Retail Banking
7 74 (3.97%) Telecoms
8 67 (3.60%) Front Office
9 55 (2.95%) Games
10 42 (2.25%) Electronics
11 41 (2.20%) Financial Institution
11 41 (2.20%) Manufacturing
12 27 (1.45%) Advertising
13 24 (1.29%) Legal
14 19 (1.02%) French Language
15 16 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
16 13 (0.70%) Aerospace
17 12 (0.64%) Automotive
18 8 (0.43%) Law
19 7 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 569 (30.54%) Data Scientist
2 408 (21.90%) Analyst
3 291 (15.62%) Developer
4 150 (8.05%) Data Analyst
5 135 (7.25%) Senior Data Scientist
6 121 (6.49%) Consultant
7 88 (4.72%) Analytics Manager
8 78 (4.19%) Data Engineer
9 73 (3.92%) Data Manager
10 67 (3.60%) Architect
11 63 (3.38%) Data Consultant
12 62 (3.33%) Analytics Consultant
13 58 (3.11%) Software Engineer
14 57 (3.06%) Data Analytics Manager
15 56 (3.01%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 56 (3.01%) Senior Analyst
16 53 (2.84%) Machine Learning Scientist
17 52 (2.79%) Business Intelligence Analyst
17 52 (2.79%) SQL Analyst
18 51 (2.74%) Insight Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (9.13%) .NET
2 108 (5.80%) Natural Language Processing
3 93 (4.99%) HTML
4 76 (4.08%) CSS
5 58 (3.11%) Kafka
6 51 (2.74%) D3.js
7 49 (2.63%) Web Services
8 40 (2.15%) AngularJS
9 38 (2.04%) NumPy
10 36 (1.93%) ASP.NET
11 32 (1.72%) Pandas
12 26 (1.40%) REST
13 25 (1.34%) SciPy
13 25 (1.34%) TensorFlow
14 23 (1.23%) JSON
15 19 (1.02%) LAMP
16 18 (0.97%) Django
16 18 (0.97%) Node.js
17 17 (0.91%) jQuery
17 17 (0.91%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 596 (31.99%) Analytical Skills
2 390 (20.93%) Computer Science
3 355 (19.06%) Algorithms
4 69 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 56 (3.01%) Credit Risk
6 48 (2.58%) Fintech
7 46 (2.47%) Greenfield Project
8 41 (2.20%) Data Structures
9 35 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 31 (1.66%) Derivative
11 27 (1.45%) User Experience
12 24 (1.29%) Hedge funds
13 21 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
13 21 (1.13%) Equities
14 18 (0.97%) Fixed Income
15 17 (0.91%) Equity Derivative
15 17 (0.91%) Market Risk
16 14 (0.75%) Virtual Team
17 13 (0.70%) Mainframe
18 12 (0.64%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 127 (6.82%) Linux
2 64 (3.44%) Unix
3 37 (1.99%) Windows
4 6 (0.32%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.27%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.16%) Android
8 2 (0.11%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.11%) MVS
8 2 (0.11%) Solaris
9 1 (0.054%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1041 (55.88%) Analytics
2 708 (38.00%) Machine Learning
3 508 (27.27%) Mathematics
4 465 (24.96%) Visualisation
5 434 (23.30%) Business Intelligence
6 383 (20.56%) Statistics
7 328 (17.61%) Agile Software Development
8 310 (16.64%) Data Visualisation
9 291 (15.62%) Data Analysis
10 285 (15.30%) Data Analytics
11 238 (12.78%) ETL
12 182 (9.77%) Data Modelling
13 181 (9.72%) Statistical Modelling
14 173 (9.29%) Physics
15 167 (8.96%) Statistical Analysis
16 165 (8.86%) Asset Management
17 155 (8.32%) Predictive Analytics
18 150 (8.05%) Predictive Modelling
19 145 (7.78%) Software Engineering
20 122 (6.55%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 1287 (69.08%) Python
2 1038 (55.72%) SQL
3 429 (23.03%) Java
4 354 (19.00%) MATLAB
5 230 (12.35%) Scala
6 207 (11.11%) C++
7 199 (10.68%) C#
8 110 (5.90%) JavaScript
9 107 (5.74%) T-SQL
10 91 (4.88%) VBA
11 84 (4.51%) C
12 60 (3.22%) Perl
13 35 (1.88%) Ruby
14 33 (1.77%) PowerShell
15 30 (1.61%) PHP
15 30 (1.61%) VB.NET
16 29 (1.56%) Julia
17 26 (1.40%) PL/SQL
18 20 (1.07%) VB
19 18 (0.97%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 654 (35.10%) Degree
2 327 (17.55%) PhD
3 150 (8.05%) Numerate Degree
4 122 (6.55%) Master's Degree
5 100 (5.37%) Computer Science Degree
6 43 (2.31%) Security Cleared
7 14 (0.75%) Postgraduate
8 12 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (0.64%) SC Cleared
9 6 (0.32%) CCDP
9 6 (0.32%) CCNP
10 4 (0.21%) CBAP
10 4 (0.21%) CFA
10 4 (0.21%) IIBA
10 4 (0.21%) MCP
10 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.11%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.11%) ISEB
11 2 (0.11%) SAS Certification
11 2 (0.11%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (4.19%) Data Quality
2 39 (2.09%) QA
3 9 (0.48%) MiFID
4 7 (0.38%) EMIR
4 7 (0.38%) IFRS
5 6 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
5 6 (0.32%) IFRS 9
5 6 (0.32%) ISO 26262
6 3 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
6 3 (0.16%) Basel III
7 2 (0.11%) GCP
7 2 (0.11%) IAS 39
8 1 (0.054%) GDPR
8 1 (0.054%) PMO
8 1 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (1.61%) Docker
2 24 (1.29%) Apache Flume
3 19 (1.02%) HDFS
4 10 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.48%) KVM
6 6 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 6 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.27%) Active Directory
7 5 (0.27%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.054%) LXC
8 1 (0.054%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 1 (0.054%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (0.70%) Kibana
2 12 (0.64%) Ambari
3 11 (0.59%) logstash
4 9 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.38%) Ansible
6 4 (0.21%) Mesos
7 3 (0.16%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.11%) Puppet
9 1 (0.054%) HockeyApp
9 1 (0.054%) Oozie
9 1 (0.054%) StatsD
9 1 (0.054%) Terraform
9 1 (0.054%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 389 (20.88%) Tableau
2 228 (12.24%) Microsoft
3 136 (7.30%) Oracle
4 119 (6.39%) Google
5 73 (3.92%) SAP
6 51 (2.74%) Teradata
7 39 (2.09%) Hortonworks
8 36 (1.93%) MicroStrategy
9 35 (1.88%) IBM
10 30 (1.61%) Adobe
11 25 (1.34%) Netezza
11 25 (1.34%) TIBCO
12 20 (1.07%) Cloudera
12 20 (1.07%) Informatica
13 18 (0.97%) Talend
14 16 (0.86%) Alteryx
14 16 (0.86%) VMware
15 15 (0.81%) Murex
15 15 (0.81%) Optimizely
16 13 (0.70%) Cisco
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £70k (DoE) + top benefits & bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Explore Group
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £90,000 to £130,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £85000 - £110000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Cheapside DT
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £70,000 to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Amazing Prospects Ltd
Salary: £30k - 45k per year + Awesome Benefits+Prospects!
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £100000.00 - £130000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Exceptional Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Stott & May
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Stott & May
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stirlingshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Churchill Frank
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £42000 - £52000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Kings Langley, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £110000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £23000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Zoopla Property Group Plc
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Healthcare, Bonus package
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago