Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

R
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 280 330 379
Rank change year-on-year +50 +49 +188
Permanent jobs citing R 2,049 1,632 1,699
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 0.95% 0.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.06% 1.75% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,697 1,364 1,431
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +9.52%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year +11.11% -7.69% +8.33%

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 99,388 93,523 105,799
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.07% 54.61% 52.06%
Number of salaries quoted 83,527 79,876 91,341
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,125
90th Percentile £79,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,225 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.06% +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 23 April 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 23 April 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 +56 1,951 £60,000 +9.09% 185
London +24 1,181 £65,000 +4.00% 100
UK excluding London +64 841 £50,000 +11.11% 91
South East +53 294 £55,000 - 28
North of England +21 176 £50,000 +25.00% 19
East of England +32 113 £52,500 -12.50% 17
North West +9 112 £53,750 +26.47% 13
South West +51 95 £55,000 +22.22% 7
Midlands -38 88 £40,000 -5.88% 14
West Midlands +14 57 £35,000 -5.41% 9
Yorkshire +41 54 £41,000 +5.81% 6
Scotland -21 52 £50,000 +11.11% 5
East Midlands -43 29 £44,000 +3.53% 5
Wales +19 18 £44,000 +22.69% 1
North East -24 10 £42,750 +22.14%
Northern Ireland -1 5 £85,000 +277.78%

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 1,668 (81.41%) Python
2 1,096 (53.49%) SQL
3 1,054 (51.44%) Data Science
4 1,008 (49.19%) Analytics
5 872 (42.56%) Machine Learning
6 680 (33.19%) Big Data
7 597 (29.14%) Java
8 595 (29.04%) Mathematics
9 593 (28.94%) Analytical Skills
10 550 (26.84%) Hadoop
11 538 (26.26%) Apache Spark
12 487 (23.77%) Statistics
12 487 (23.77%) Degree
13 486 (23.72%) Finance
14 445 (21.72%) Algorithms
15 423 (20.64%) Business Intelligence
16 409 (19.96%) SAS
17 406 (19.81%) Visualisation
18 395 (19.28%) MATLAB
19 391 (19.08%) Computer Science
20 388 (18.94%) PhD
21 376 (18.35%) Agile Software Development
22 372 (18.16%) Tableau
23 354 (17.28%) Scala
24 338 (16.50%) Data Analysis
25 333 (16.25%) Amazon AWS
26 331 (16.15%) Data Analytics
27 327 (15.96%) C++
28 316 (15.42%) Artificial Intelligence
29 308 (15.03%) Problem-Solving

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
1 538 (26.26%) Apache Spark
2 409 (19.96%) SAS
3 59 (2.88%) Apache
4 51 (2.49%) Apache Pig
5 41 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
6 24 (1.17%) SharePoint
7 15 (0.73%) R Markdown
8 14 (0.68%) Apache Solr
9 12 (0.59%) Ethereum
9 12 (0.59%) Hyperledger
10 11 (0.54%) Confluence
10 11 (0.54%) Jupyter
11 10 (0.49%) NServiceBus
12 7 (0.34%) GeoServer
13 6 (0.29%) Drupal
14 5 (0.24%) Documentum
14 5 (0.24%) FileNet
14 5 (0.24%) OpenStack
14 5 (0.24%) Predix
15 4 (0.20%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 164 (8.00%) SPSS
2 142 (6.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
4 42 (2.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 25 (1.22%) Chatbot
6 16 (0.78%) GNU Octave
7 14 (0.68%) MS Visio
7 14 (0.68%) Weka
8 13 (0.63%) Stata
9 6 (0.29%) Mathematica
10 4 (0.20%) EViews
10 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.098%) CPLEX
12 1 (0.049%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.049%) Maya
12 1 (0.049%) Microsoft Project
12 1 (0.049%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.049%) Simulink
12 1 (0.049%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 14 (0.68%) SAP InfiniteInsight
2 12 (0.59%) Distributed Ledger
3 8 (0.39%) SAP ERP
4 7 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.34%) R3 Corda
5 6 (0.29%) Actimize
5 6 (0.29%) Relativity
6 5 (0.24%) WebTrends
7 4 (0.20%) Oracle AML
7 4 (0.20%) SimCorp Dimension
8 3 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.098%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.049%) FastStats
10 1 (0.049%) FINCAD Analytics
10 1 (0.049%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 1 (0.049%) Sage 200
10 1 (0.049%) SAP BPC
10 1 (0.049%) SAP GRC
10 1 (0.049%) Sprinklr
10 1 (0.049%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 333 (16.25%) Amazon AWS
2 231 (11.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (3.47%) Amazon S3
4 47 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
5 43 (2.10%) Google Cloud Platform
6 42 (2.05%) SaaS
7 38 (1.85%) Azure Machine Learning
8 29 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
8 29 (1.42%) Google Analytics
9 25 (1.22%) Azure Data Factory
10 22 (1.07%) PaaS
11 21 (1.02%) GitHub
12 18 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
12 18 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
12 18 (0.88%) Serverless
13 15 (0.73%) Amazon Kinesis
13 15 (0.73%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 15 (0.73%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 13 (0.63%) Amazon EMR
15 11 (0.54%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 34 (1.66%) Internet
2 21 (1.02%) VPN
3 14 (0.68%) Wireless
4 9 (0.44%) DAB
4 9 (0.44%) Firewall
5 8 (0.39%) Broadband
5 8 (0.39%) Network Security
5 8 (0.39%) SMS
6 7 (0.34%) Skype
6 7 (0.34%) Symposium
7 4 (0.20%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (0.20%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.15%) 3GPP
8 3 (0.15%) 802.11
8 3 (0.15%) 802.15
8 3 (0.15%) Bluetooth
8 3 (0.15%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.15%) MQTT
8 3 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.15%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 680 (33.19%) Big Data
2 550 (26.84%) Hadoop
3 233 (11.37%) NoSQL
4 211 (10.30%) SQL Server
5 203 (9.91%) Data Mining
6 192 (9.37%) Apache Hive
6 192 (9.37%) Power BI
7 186 (9.08%) Data Warehouse
8 169 (8.25%) MongoDB
9 140 (6.83%) Relational Database
10 132 (6.44%) QlikView
11 108 (5.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 104 (5.08%) Apache Cassandra
13 99 (4.83%) HBase
14 91 (4.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 91 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 84 (4.10%) MySQL
15 84 (4.10%) PostgreSQL
16 75 (3.66%) Data Lake
17 55 (2.68%) Impala
Development Applications
1 76 (3.71%) Git (software)
2 61 (2.98%) RStudio
3 51 (2.49%) Jenkins
4 32 (1.56%) Subversion
5 26 (1.27%) JIRA
5 26 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 26 (1.27%) Vagrant
6 18 (0.88%) Gatling
6 18 (0.88%) JMeter
7 15 (0.73%) JUnit
8 12 (0.59%) GoCD
8 12 (0.59%) Gradle
8 12 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (0.59%) TeamCity
9 11 (0.54%) Cucumber
9 11 (0.54%) Selenium
9 11 (0.54%) SpecFlow
10 10 (0.49%) Protractor
10 10 (0.49%) Visual Studio
11 7 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 486 (23.72%) Finance
2 200 (9.76%) Marketing
3 180 (8.78%) Retail
4 113 (5.51%) Banking
5 61 (2.98%) Advertising
6 57 (2.78%) Front Office
7 44 (2.15%) Investment Banking
8 30 (1.46%) Games
8 30 (1.46%) Telecoms
9 26 (1.27%) Legal
10 25 (1.22%) Law
10 25 (1.22%) Manufacturing
11 24 (1.17%) Financial Institution
12 18 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
12 18 (0.88%) Publishing
13 17 (0.83%) Electronics
14 5 (0.24%) Automotive
15 4 (0.20%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.15%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.15%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 661 (32.26%) Data Scientist
2 370 (18.06%) Analyst
3 314 (15.32%) Developer
4 174 (8.49%) Senior Data Scientist
5 148 (7.22%) Data Analyst
6 136 (6.64%) Data Engineer
7 94 (4.59%) Software Engineer
8 92 (4.49%) Consultant
9 79 (3.86%) Machine Learning Scientist
10 72 (3.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 70 (3.42%) Analytics Manager
11 70 (3.42%) Architect
11 70 (3.42%) Python Engineer
12 65 (3.17%) Senior Developer
13 60 (2.93%) Senior Analyst
14 52 (2.54%) Insight Analyst
15 51 (2.49%) Data Consultant
16 49 (2.39%) Data Architect
16 49 (2.39%) Python Developer
16 49 (2.39%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (9.81%) Natural Language Processing
2 157 (7.66%) .NET
3 129 (6.30%) HTML
4 112 (5.47%) Kafka
5 97 (4.73%) CSS
6 93 (4.54%) TensorFlow
7 87 (4.25%) AngularJS
8 80 (3.90%) NumPy
9 79 (3.86%) Web Services
10 66 (3.22%) D3.js
10 66 (3.22%) scikit-learn
11 64 (3.12%) REST
12 62 (3.03%) Pandas
13 53 (2.59%) ASP.NET
13 53 (2.59%) React
14 47 (2.29%) JSON
15 46 (2.24%) RESTful
16 43 (2.10%) HTML5
17 41 (2.00%) Node.js
17 41 (2.00%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 593 (28.94%) Analytical Skills
2 445 (21.72%) Algorithms
3 391 (19.08%) Computer Science
4 108 (5.27%) Fintech
5 90 (4.39%) Data Structures
6 61 (2.98%) User Experience
7 51 (2.49%) Credit Risk
8 42 (2.05%) Hedge funds
9 35 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
10 28 (1.37%) Equities
11 27 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
11 27 (1.32%) Management Information System
12 26 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 23 (1.12%) Analytical Mindset
13 23 (1.12%) Social Media
14 22 (1.07%) Market Risk
15 19 (0.93%) Robotics
16 18 (0.88%) Derivative
16 18 (0.88%) NHS
17 10 (0.49%) Exotic Derivative
Operating Systems
1 178 (8.69%) Linux
2 63 (3.07%) Windows
3 30 (1.46%) Unix
4 29 (1.42%) Android
5 21 (1.02%) Apple iOS
6 18 (0.88%) CoreOS
7 6 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (0.20%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.20%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.049%) CentOS
9 1 (0.049%) Fedora
9 1 (0.049%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,054 (51.44%) Data Science
2 1,008 (49.19%) Analytics
3 872 (42.56%) Machine Learning
4 595 (29.04%) Mathematics
5 487 (23.77%) Statistics
6 423 (20.64%) Business Intelligence
7 406 (19.81%) Visualisation
8 376 (18.35%) Agile Software Development
9 338 (16.50%) Data Analysis
10 331 (16.15%) Data Analytics
11 316 (15.42%) Artificial Intelligence
12 308 (15.03%) Problem-Solving
13 254 (12.40%) ETL
14 248 (12.10%) Data Visualisation
15 230 (11.22%) Statistical Modelling
16 211 (10.30%) Software Engineering
17 202 (9.86%) Predictive Modelling
18 180 (8.78%) Physics
19 178 (8.69%) Deep Learning
20 171 (8.35%) Neural Network
Programming Languages
1 1,668 (81.41%) Python
2 1,096 (53.49%) SQL
3 597 (29.14%) Java
4 395 (19.28%) MATLAB
5 354 (17.28%) Scala
6 327 (15.96%) C++
7 210 (10.25%) JavaScript
8 190 (9.27%) C#
9 141 (6.88%) C
10 110 (5.37%) VBA
11 78 (3.81%) T-SQL
12 65 (3.17%) Perl
13 49 (2.39%) PHP
14 40 (1.95%) Bash Shell
15 35 (1.71%) HiveQL
15 35 (1.71%) VB.NET
16 34 (1.66%) Ruby
17 27 (1.32%) PowerShell
18 26 (1.27%) Julia
19 22 (1.07%) VB
Qualifications
1 487 (23.77%) Degree
2 388 (18.94%) PhD
3 99 (4.83%) Numerate Degree
4 85 (4.15%) Master's Degree
5 51 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
6 27 (1.32%) Security Cleared
7 11 (0.54%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.29%) SAS Certification
8 6 (0.29%) TOGAF Certification
9 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.24%) Postgraduate
10 4 (0.20%) SC Cleared
11 3 (0.15%) CCNA
11 3 (0.15%) CFA
11 3 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.15%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.15%) MCSE
12 1 (0.049%) CISA
12 1 (0.049%) MBA
12 1 (0.049%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (4.54%) Data Quality
2 37 (1.81%) QA
3 26 (1.27%) GDPR
4 17 (0.83%) MiFID
5 15 (0.73%) Dodd-Frank
5 15 (0.73%) EMIR
6 11 (0.54%) Solvency II
7 10 (0.49%) Actionable Recommendations
8 8 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (0.34%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.20%) IFRS
10 4 (0.20%) IFRS 9
11 3 (0.15%) FATCA
11 3 (0.15%) GCP
12 2 (0.098%) SLA
System Software
1 110 (5.37%) Docker
2 78 (3.81%) HDFS
3 29 (1.42%) Apache Flume
4 9 (0.44%) Active Directory
5 6 (0.29%) Firmware
5 6 (0.29%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.049%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 56 (2.73%) Terraform
2 38 (1.85%) Kubernetes
3 31 (1.51%) Ansible
4 26 (1.27%) Puppet
5 24 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (0.98%) Prometheus
7 14 (0.68%) Ambari
8 11 (0.54%) Hadoop YARN
8 11 (0.54%) Oozie
9 8 (0.39%) Kibana
10 7 (0.34%) Mesos
11 6 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.15%) Rundeck
13 2 (0.098%) logstash
13 2 (0.098%) StatsD
14 1 (0.049%) EMC NetWorker
14 1 (0.049%) Packer
14 1 (0.049%) QRadar
14 1 (0.049%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 372 (18.16%) Tableau
2 245 (11.96%) Microsoft
3 124 (6.05%) Google
4 103 (5.03%) Oracle
5 87 (4.25%) Alteryx
6 77 (3.76%) Cloudera
7 56 (2.73%) Teradata
8 54 (2.64%) SAP
9 39 (1.90%) Capita
10 30 (1.46%) Cognos
10 30 (1.46%) Netezza
11 29 (1.42%) Hortonworks
12 28 (1.37%) IBM
13 26 (1.27%) MicroStrategy
14 23 (1.12%) WorldPay
15 22 (1.07%) Informatica
15 22 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
16 19 (0.93%) Talend
17 18 (0.88%) PagerDuty
18 15 (0.73%) Databricks