Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

R
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 279 291 406
Rank change year-on-year +12 +115 +46
Permanent jobs citing R 1,920 2,097 1,426
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.20% 1.17% 0.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.19% 2.11% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,532 1,582 1,219
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -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 87,730 99,180 98,038
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.93% 55.20% 53.04%
Number of salaries quoted 72,842 81,926 84,420
UK median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +6 1,812 £61,000 +1.67% 211
London -1 1,132 £67,500 - 114
UK excluding London +34 759 £50,000 +5.26% 116
South East +21 281 £50,000 -9.09% 37
North of England +55 161 £48,500 -3.00% 19
South West +54 122 £57,500 -4.17% 11
North West +20 96 £50,000 - 13
Midlands +10 77 £42,500 +6.25% 11
Scotland +5 62 £45,000 - 8
Yorkshire +44 53 £42,500 -5.56% 5
West Midlands -7 48 £42,500 +6.25% 7
East of England -37 34 £60,000 +33.33% 20
East Midlands +19 29 £36,250 -9.38% 4
Northern Ireland +9 14 £42,500 -50.00% 10
North East +7 12 £43,750 +41.13% 1
Wales -16 11 £45,000 +5.88% 1

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 1,549 (80.68%) Python
2 1,078 (56.15%) SQL
3 1,006 (52.40%) Analytics
4 970 (50.52%) Data Science
5 808 (42.08%) Machine Learning
6 589 (30.68%) Mathematics
7 582 (30.31%) Degree
8 568 (29.58%) Finance
9 556 (28.96%) Big Data
10 517 (26.93%) Visualisation
11 491 (25.57%) Analytical Skills
12 470 (24.48%) Java
13 468 (24.38%) Business Intelligence
14 457 (23.80%) Statistics
15 455 (23.70%) Tableau
16 416 (21.67%) Algorithms
17 402 (20.94%) Hadoop
18 395 (20.57%) Apache Spark
19 391 (20.36%) SAS
20 371 (19.32%) Artificial Intelligence
21 358 (18.65%) Data Analysis
22 355 (18.49%) Agile Software Development
23 346 (18.02%) Computer Science
24 332 (17.29%) C++
25 322 (16.77%) Data Visualisation
26 318 (16.56%) Data Analytics
27 290 (15.10%) Power BI
28 287 (14.95%) MATLAB
29 279 (14.53%) Microsoft Azure
30 277 (14.43%) PhD

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
1 395 (20.57%) Apache Spark
2 391 (20.36%) SAS
3 100 (5.21%) Apache
4 43 (2.24%) Apache Pig
5 27 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
5 27 (1.41%) SharePoint
6 16 (0.83%) Tomcat
7 13 (0.68%) Jupyter
8 7 (0.36%) Apache Solr
9 5 (0.26%) Anypoint
9 5 (0.26%) Mule
10 4 (0.21%) ArcGIS
10 4 (0.21%) CMS
10 4 (0.21%) WildFly
11 3 (0.16%) IIS
12 2 (0.10%) Apache Airflow
12 2 (0.10%) JBoss
12 2 (0.10%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 1 (0.052%) Ethereum
13 1 (0.052%) IPython
Applications
1 142 (7.40%) SPSS
2 124 (6.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (2.24%) GNU Octave
4 30 (1.56%) Stata
5 24 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 19 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
7 14 (0.73%) Chatbot
8 5 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.21%) Simulink
10 3 (0.16%) MS Visio
11 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.10%) InDesign
11 2 (0.10%) Maple
11 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
11 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.10%) Stateflow
12 1 (0.052%) CPLEX
12 1 (0.052%) EViews
12 1 (0.052%) Weka
Business Applications
1 9 (0.47%) Actimize
2 8 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
2 8 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.10%) FastStats
3 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.10%) Rolfe and Nolan
3 2 (0.10%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.10%) SAP InfiniteInsight
4 1 (0.052%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.052%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.052%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 279 (14.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 235 (12.24%) Amazon AWS
3 81 (4.22%) Google Cloud Platform
4 61 (3.18%) Google Analytics
5 54 (2.81%) SaaS
6 40 (2.08%) PaaS
7 28 (1.46%) Amazon EMR
8 26 (1.35%) Azure Data Factory
8 26 (1.35%) Serverless
9 25 (1.30%) Amazon S3
9 25 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
9 25 (1.30%) Data Lake Analytics
10 22 (1.15%) Amazon SageMaker
11 21 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
12 20 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
13 19 (0.99%) Adobe Analytics
14 18 (0.94%) GitHub
14 18 (0.94%) IaaS
15 16 (0.83%) Azure Machine Learning
16 11 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 15 (0.78%) Firewall
2 12 (0.63%) VPN
2 12 (0.63%) Wireless
3 11 (0.57%) WAN
4 10 (0.52%) Cisco Wireless
4 10 (0.52%) Wireless Security
5 9 (0.47%) Broadband
5 9 (0.47%) Internet
6 7 (0.36%) H.323
6 7 (0.36%) HTTP
7 5 (0.26%) PPP
8 4 (0.21%) Kerberos
8 4 (0.21%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.16%) SMS
9 3 (0.16%) Symposium
9 3 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.10%) BGP
10 2 (0.10%) FIX Connectivity
10 2 (0.10%) FlexRay
10 2 (0.10%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 556 (28.96%) Big Data
2 402 (20.94%) Hadoop
3 290 (15.10%) Power BI
4 221 (11.51%) Apache Hive
4 221 (11.51%) SQL Server
5 201 (10.47%) Data Warehouse
6 174 (9.06%) NoSQL
7 152 (7.92%) QlikView
8 141 (7.34%) Data Mining
9 131 (6.82%) Relational Database
10 100 (5.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 92 (4.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 90 (4.69%) PostgreSQL
13 82 (4.27%) Amazon Redshift
14 79 (4.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 70 (3.65%) Data Lake
16 66 (3.44%) MySQL
17 60 (3.13%) Text Mining
18 53 (2.76%) MongoDB
19 52 (2.71%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 176 (9.17%) Git (software)
2 64 (3.33%) Jenkins
3 58 (3.02%) Subversion
4 43 (2.24%) Maven
5 35 (1.82%) Visual Studio
6 33 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 18 (0.94%) Eclipse
7 18 (0.94%) Vagrant
8 17 (0.89%) Artifactory
8 17 (0.89%) JIRA
8 17 (0.89%) RStudio
9 12 (0.63%) Ant
10 11 (0.57%) ERwin
10 11 (0.57%) Grunt
10 11 (0.57%) gulp
11 10 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (0.47%) ER Studio
13 6 (0.31%) GitLab
13 6 (0.31%) JUnit
13 6 (0.31%) TeamCity
General
1 568 (29.58%) Finance
2 176 (9.17%) Marketing
3 175 (9.11%) Retail
4 172 (8.96%) Banking
5 90 (4.69%) Telecoms
6 73 (3.80%) Investment Banking
7 70 (3.65%) Front Office
8 58 (3.02%) Games
9 56 (2.92%) Manufacturing
10 46 (2.40%) Advertising
11 39 (2.03%) Electronics
12 36 (1.88%) Publishing
13 19 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
14 17 (0.89%) Law
15 14 (0.73%) Financial Institution
16 11 (0.57%) Automotive
16 11 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
16 11 (0.57%) Retail Banking
16 11 (0.57%) Social Science
17 9 (0.47%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 627 (32.66%) Data Scientist
2 345 (17.97%) Analyst
3 303 (15.78%) Developer
4 218 (11.35%) Senior Data Scientist
5 170 (8.85%) Data Analyst
6 140 (7.29%) Data Engineer
7 129 (6.72%) Consultant
8 116 (6.04%) Senior Analyst
9 99 (5.16%) Data Consultant
10 93 (4.84%) Graduate
10 93 (4.84%) Java Developer
11 84 (4.38%) Junior
12 73 (3.80%) C# Developer
13 69 (3.59%) Graduate Developer
14 68 (3.54%) Python Developer
15 62 (3.23%) Machine Learning Scientist
16 61 (3.18%) Analytics Consultant
17 60 (3.13%) Graduate C# Developer
18 56 (2.92%) Architect
19 54 (2.81%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (9.48%) Natural Language Processing
2 118 (6.15%) .NET
3 107 (5.57%) Kafka
4 89 (4.64%) D3.js
5 84 (4.38%) AngularJS
6 79 (4.11%) TensorFlow
7 71 (3.70%) HTML
7 71 (3.70%) Web Services
8 57 (2.97%) React
9 56 (2.92%) scikit-learn
10 49 (2.55%) CSS
10 49 (2.55%) Pandas
11 45 (2.34%) XML
12 43 (2.24%) Node.js
13 42 (2.19%) ggplot
14 40 (2.08%) jQuery
15 37 (1.93%) ASP.NET
15 37 (1.93%) NumPy
16 34 (1.77%) MDX
17 27 (1.41%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 491 (25.57%) Analytical Skills
2 416 (21.67%) Algorithms
3 127 (6.61%) Fintech
4 100 (5.21%) Data Structures
5 82 (4.27%) User Experience
6 75 (3.91%) Hedge funds
7 66 (3.44%) Equities
8 63 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
9 60 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 52 (2.71%) Derivative
11 49 (2.55%) Social Network
12 36 (1.88%) Fixed Income
13 30 (1.56%) Credit Risk
14 28 (1.46%) Social Media
15 25 (1.30%) Management Information System
16 24 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
17 23 (1.20%) Exotic Derivative
17 23 (1.20%) Market Risk
18 21 (1.09%) Virtual Team
19 17 (0.89%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 126 (6.56%) Linux
2 61 (3.18%) Unix
3 46 (2.40%) Windows
4 21 (1.09%) Android
5 20 (1.04%) Apple iOS
5 20 (1.04%) CentOS
5 20 (1.04%) Ubuntu
6 14 (0.73%) Solaris
6 14 (0.73%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.16%) CoreOS
7 3 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.10%) Debian
8 2 (0.10%) SUSE
8 2 (0.10%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.10%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.10%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.052%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.052%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,006 (52.40%) Analytics
2 970 (50.52%) Data Science
3 808 (42.08%) Machine Learning
4 589 (30.68%) Mathematics
5 517 (26.93%) Visualisation
6 468 (24.38%) Business Intelligence
7 457 (23.80%) Statistics
8 371 (19.32%) Artificial Intelligence
9 358 (18.65%) Data Analysis
10 355 (18.49%) Agile Software Development
11 346 (18.02%) Computer Science
12 322 (16.77%) Data Visualisation
13 318 (16.56%) Data Analytics
14 247 (12.86%) Data Modelling
15 246 (12.81%) Physics
16 213 (11.09%) Software Engineering
17 194 (10.10%) Deep Learning
18 189 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
19 187 (9.74%) ETL
20 175 (9.11%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 1,549 (80.68%) Python
2 1,078 (56.15%) SQL
3 470 (24.48%) Java
4 332 (17.29%) C++
5 287 (14.95%) MATLAB
6 243 (12.66%) C#
7 225 (11.72%) Scala
8 185 (9.64%) JavaScript
9 99 (5.16%) C
10 80 (4.17%) Ruby
11 72 (3.75%) T-SQL
12 71 (3.70%) VBA
13 46 (2.40%) PHP
14 41 (2.14%) Bash Shell
15 34 (1.77%) Perl
15 34 (1.77%) PL/SQL
16 32 (1.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 31 (1.61%) Go
18 24 (1.25%) PowerShell
19 23 (1.20%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 582 (30.31%) Degree
2 277 (14.43%) PhD
3 87 (4.53%) Numerate Degree
4 68 (3.54%) Master's Degree
5 46 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
6 25 (1.30%) Security Cleared
7 15 (0.78%) Postgraduate
8 14 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (0.63%) TOGAF Certification
10 11 (0.57%) CCNA
10 11 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (0.52%) CCNP
11 10 (0.52%) MBA
12 9 (0.47%) SC Cleared
13 8 (0.42%) ISTQB
14 7 (0.36%) AWS Certification
14 7 (0.36%) PMI Certification
15 5 (0.26%) ACCA
15 5 (0.26%) Analytics IQ
16 4 (0.21%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (5.68%) Data Quality
2 57 (2.97%) QA
3 21 (1.09%) GDPR
4 16 (0.83%) Actionable Recommendations
5 14 (0.73%) Dodd-Frank
6 13 (0.68%) IFRS
6 13 (0.68%) IFRS 9
7 9 (0.47%) EMIR
7 9 (0.47%) MiFID
7 9 (0.47%) Solvency II
8 6 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (0.31%) ISO 26262
8 6 (0.31%) MISRA
9 5 (0.26%) FATCA
9 5 (0.26%) IEC 61508
9 5 (0.26%) MISRA C
10 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.052%) IEC 62304
11 1 (0.052%) ISO 13485
11 1 (0.052%) PMO
System Software
1 77 (4.01%) Docker
2 48 (2.50%) HDFS
3 15 (0.78%) VirtualBox
4 13 (0.68%) Apache Flume
5 9 (0.47%) Active Directory
6 7 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.10%) vSphere
8 1 (0.052%) GPFS
8 1 (0.052%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 55 (2.86%) Ansible
1 55 (2.86%) Kubernetes
2 41 (2.14%) Hadoop YARN
2 41 (2.14%) Puppet
2 41 (2.14%) Terraform
3 36 (1.88%) Oozie
4 20 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (0.78%) Docker Swarm
6 10 (0.52%) Kibana
7 7 (0.36%) Packer
8 5 (0.26%) Ambari
9 4 (0.21%) Mesos
9 4 (0.21%) Xymon
9 4 (0.21%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.16%) logstash
10 3 (0.16%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.16%) SCCM
11 2 (0.10%) SCOM
11 2 (0.10%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 455 (23.70%) Tableau
2 218 (11.35%) Microsoft
3 132 (6.88%) Oracle
4 127 (6.61%) Google
5 97 (5.05%) SAP
6 50 (2.60%) Alteryx
7 41 (2.14%) Hortonworks
8 39 (2.03%) Informatica
9 38 (1.98%) Cloudera
10 30 (1.56%) Teradata
11 22 (1.15%) Adobe
11 22 (1.15%) Databricks
12 20 (1.04%) Red Hat
13 19 (0.99%) MicroStrategy
14 17 (0.89%) Cognos
14 17 (0.89%) MapR
14 17 (0.89%) Netezza
15 16 (0.83%) IBM
16 15 (0.78%) Ab Initio
16 15 (0.78%) Dataiku