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 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
R
UK
Rank 299 359 519
Rank change year-on-year +60 +160  
Permanent jobs citing R 877 864 517
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.05% 0.84% 0.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.92% 1.64% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 732 737 430
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +8.37%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £92,500 £90,000 £79,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  

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 45693 52749 53133
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 54.47% 51.55% 50.56%
Number of salaries quoted 38788 45434 45140
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.46% +1.25%  

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 March 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 March 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 +73 837 £59,258 +7.74% 126
London +37 543 £65,000 +8.33% 70
South East +42 116 £55,000 +22.22% 21
City of London +31 104 £60,000 +9.09% 16
North West +10 43 £42,500 -10.52% 13
East of England +52 39 £60,000 +52.28% 11
East Midlands +20 36 £42,500 -15.00%
Scotland +28 32 £80,000 +57.63% 5
Oxfordshire +18 31 £57,500 +27.77% 6
Manchester +3 31 £50,000 +17.64% 10
Edinburgh +23 29 £85,000 +61.90% 4
Oxford +22 26 £41,250 -8.33% 2
Berkshire +32 24 £65,000 +44.44% 3
South West +8 23 £45,000 -14.28% 4
West Midlands +32 22 £35,000 -46.15% 2
Surrey +35 18 £60,000 +26.31% 6
Nottinghamshire +3 18 £42,500 -15.00%
Kent - 14 £43,500 - 2
Hertfordshire - 13 £60,000 - 2
Slough +32 11 £65,000 -10.34% 2
Birmingham +23 11 £35,000 -36.36% 1
Nottingham +7 11 £42,500 -15.00%
Cheshire +17 10 £35,750 -64.25% 2
Hampshire -2 10 £38,750 -13.88%
Devon -4 10 £45,000 -14.28% 1
Derbyshire - 10 £42,500 -
Derby - 10 £42,500 -
Cambridgeshire +11 9 £57,500 - 7
Exeter -10 9 £45,000 -7.69% 1
Yorkshire +26 8 £37,500 -31.81% 2

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 1089 (66.69%) Python
2 918 (56.22%) SQL
3 866 (53.03%) Analytics
4 645 (39.50%) Degree
5 586 (35.88%) Machine Learning
6 555 (33.99%) Mathematics
7 537 (32.88%) Big Data
8 536 (32.82%) Analytical Skills
9 470 (28.78%) Hadoop
10 467 (28.60%) SAS
11 409 (25.05%) Statistics
12 393 (24.07%) Finance
13 391 (23.94%) Computer Science
14 359 (21.98%) Business Intelligence
15 357 (21.86%) Visualisation
16 352 (21.56%) Java
17 334 (20.45%) Tableau
18 333 (20.39%) Algorithms
19 329 (20.15%) Apache Spark
19 329 (20.15%) MATLAB
20 311 (19.04%) PhD
21 279 (17.09%) Agile Software Development
22 253 (15.49%) Marketing
23 234 (14.33%) Data Visualisation
24 229 (14.02%) C#
25 228 (13.96%) Data Analytics
26 213 (13.04%) C++
27 210 (12.86%) ETL
27 210 (12.86%) Data Analysis
28 201 (12.31%) Scala

R
Top Related 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
1 467 (28.60%) SAS
2 329 (20.15%) Apache Spark
3 95 (5.82%) Apache Pig
4 94 (5.76%) Apache
5 48 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
6 26 (1.59%) SharePoint
7 12 (0.73%) JBoss
8 10 (0.61%) Tomcat
9 9 (0.55%) Apache Solr
9 9 (0.55%) CMS
9 9 (0.55%) Confluence
10 7 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
10 7 (0.43%) Luigi
10 7 (0.43%) nginx
11 4 (0.24%) Jupyter
12 3 (0.18%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.18%) SugarCRM
13 2 (0.12%) ArcGIS
13 2 (0.12%) IIS
13 2 (0.12%) uWSGI
Applications
1 186 (11.39%) SPSS
2 107 (6.55%) MS Excel
3 43 (2.63%) Stata
4 27 (1.65%) SPSS Modeler
5 22 (1.35%) EViews
6 20 (1.22%) MS Office
7 17 (1.04%) GNU Octave
8 12 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
9 9 (0.55%) Simulink
10 5 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.24%) Gephi
11 4 (0.24%) S-PLUS
11 4 (0.24%) Weka
12 2 (0.12%) Mathcad
13 1 (0.061%) Houdini
13 1 (0.061%) Maya
13 1 (0.061%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 10 (0.61%) SAP InfiniteInsight
2 6 (0.37%) SAP CO
2 6 (0.37%) SAP FI
2 6 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
2 6 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.31%) SAP AFS
4 4 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
4 4 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.24%) Eloqua
4 4 (0.24%) FastStats
4 4 (0.24%) FINCAD Analytics
5 3 (0.18%) Data Workbench
5 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle iProcurement
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle TCA
6 2 (0.12%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 112 (6.86%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (5.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (4.29%) Google Analytics
4 40 (2.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 27 (1.65%) Azure Machine Learning
6 22 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (0.80%) GitHub
8 11 (0.67%) Amazon S3
9 10 (0.61%) Amazon EMR
10 9 (0.55%) SaaS
11 6 (0.37%) IaaS
11 6 (0.37%) PaaS
12 5 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
13 3 (0.18%) Data Lake Analytics
13 3 (0.18%) FinancialForce.com
13 3 (0.18%) Force.com
14 2 (0.12%) Amazon Kinesis
14 2 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.12%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 16 (0.98%) Internet
2 8 (0.49%) LAN
3 7 (0.43%) FlexRay
3 7 (0.43%) MVNO
4 6 (0.37%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (0.37%) Cisco Wireless
4 6 (0.37%) FTP
4 6 (0.37%) VPN
4 6 (0.37%) Wireless
4 6 (0.37%) Wireless Security
5 5 (0.31%) HTTP
6 4 (0.24%) Symposium
6 4 (0.24%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.18%) WAN
8 2 (0.12%) DNS
8 2 (0.12%) Network Security
9 1 (0.061%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.061%) Intranet
9 1 (0.061%) LDAP
9 1 (0.061%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 537 (32.88%) Big Data
2 470 (28.78%) Hadoop
3 174 (10.66%) SQL Server
4 171 (10.47%) Data Mining
5 146 (8.94%) Data Warehouse
5 146 (8.94%) NoSQL
5 146 (8.94%) QlikView
6 137 (8.39%) Apache Hive
7 128 (7.84%) Relational Database
8 127 (7.78%) MongoDB
9 116 (7.10%) Power BI
10 96 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 74 (4.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 71 (4.35%) Spotfire
13 62 (3.80%) Apache Cassandra
14 61 (3.74%) Neo4j
15 54 (3.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 52 (3.18%) MySQL
17 51 (3.12%) HBase
18 38 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 42 (2.57%) Git (software)
2 34 (2.08%) Visual Studio
3 28 (1.71%) JIRA
4 22 (1.35%) Talend Open Studio
5 18 (1.10%) Jenkins
6 14 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (0.55%) Travis CI
8 8 (0.49%) Oracle APEX
9 7 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
9 7 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 7 (0.43%) Vagrant
10 6 (0.37%) Yeoman
11 5 (0.31%) JUnit
11 5 (0.31%) MSBuild
12 4 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
13 3 (0.18%) Apache Continuum
13 3 (0.18%) Selenium
13 3 (0.18%) Subversion
14 2 (0.12%) Fiddler
General
1 393 (24.07%) Finance
2 253 (15.49%) Marketing
3 121 (7.41%) Retail
4 104 (6.37%) Banking
5 42 (2.57%) Legal
5 42 (2.57%) Telecoms
6 37 (2.27%) Advertising
7 34 (2.08%) Front Office
8 33 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
9 26 (1.59%) Games
10 18 (1.10%) Manufacturing
11 17 (1.04%) Electronics
11 17 (1.04%) Investment Banking
12 10 (0.61%) Retail Banking
13 9 (0.55%) Aerospace
14 8 (0.49%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.49%) Publishing
15 7 (0.43%) Automotive
15 7 (0.43%) Law
16 5 (0.31%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 506 (30.99%) Data Scientist
2 353 (21.62%) Analyst
3 278 (17.02%) Developer
4 112 (6.86%) Senior Data Scientist
5 109 (6.67%) Consultant
6 100 (6.12%) Data Analyst
7 93 (5.70%) Data Engineer
8 67 (4.10%) Analytics Manager
9 63 (3.86%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 63 (3.86%) C# Developer
10 59 (3.61%) .NET Developer
11 57 (3.49%) Data Consultant
12 54 (3.31%) Senior Analyst
13 51 (3.12%) Architect
14 47 (2.88%) Analytics Consultant
14 47 (2.88%) Insight Analyst
15 46 (2.82%) Data Analytics Manager
16 44 (2.69%) C# .NET Developer
16 44 (2.69%) Data Manager
17 42 (2.57%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (10.90%) .NET
2 96 (5.88%) HTML
3 69 (4.23%) CSS
4 68 (4.16%) Natural Language Processing
5 49 (3.00%) ASP.NET
6 47 (2.88%) D3.js
6 47 (2.88%) Web Services
7 46 (2.82%) Kafka
8 39 (2.39%) NumPy
9 36 (2.20%) AngularJS
10 35 (2.14%) Node.js
11 27 (1.65%) LAMP
11 27 (1.65%) Pandas
11 27 (1.65%) REST
12 25 (1.53%) scikit-learn
13 24 (1.47%) .NET Framework
14 20 (1.22%) Ajax
14 20 (1.22%) Flask
14 20 (1.22%) jQuery
14 20 (1.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 536 (32.82%) Analytical Skills
2 391 (23.94%) Computer Science
3 333 (20.39%) Algorithms
4 61 (3.74%) Credit Risk
5 39 (2.39%) Fintech
6 28 (1.71%) Data Structures
6 28 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 25 (1.53%) Social Media
8 24 (1.47%) Management Information System
9 23 (1.41%) User Experience
10 20 (1.22%) Fixed Income
11 19 (1.16%) Derivative
12 17 (1.04%) Hedge funds
13 15 (0.92%) Equities
13 15 (0.92%) Mobile App
14 13 (0.80%) Mainframe
14 13 (0.80%) Market Risk
15 12 (0.73%) Biotechnology
16 9 (0.55%) Equity Derivative
16 9 (0.55%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 136 (8.33%) Linux
2 47 (2.88%) Unix
3 42 (2.57%) Windows
4 7 (0.43%) Ubuntu
4 7 (0.43%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.31%) CentOS
6 4 (0.24%) Debian
6 4 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.12%) MVS
9 1 (0.061%) Android
9 1 (0.061%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 866 (53.03%) Analytics
2 586 (35.88%) Machine Learning
3 555 (33.99%) Mathematics
4 409 (25.05%) Statistics
5 359 (21.98%) Business Intelligence
6 357 (21.86%) Visualisation
7 279 (17.09%) Agile Software Development
8 234 (14.33%) Data Visualisation
9 228 (13.96%) Data Analytics
10 210 (12.86%) Data Analysis
10 210 (12.86%) ETL
11 186 (11.39%) Physics
12 184 (11.27%) Statistical Modelling
13 153 (9.37%) Predictive Modelling
14 146 (8.94%) Software Engineering
15 137 (8.39%) Statistical Analysis
16 130 (7.96%) Data Modelling
17 117 (7.16%) Predictive Analytics
18 103 (6.31%) Actionable Insight
19 101 (6.18%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1089 (66.69%) Python
2 918 (56.22%) SQL
3 352 (21.56%) Java
4 329 (20.15%) MATLAB
5 229 (14.02%) C#
6 213 (13.04%) C++
7 201 (12.31%) Scala
8 97 (5.94%) JavaScript
9 86 (5.27%) VBA
10 85 (5.21%) C
11 69 (4.23%) T-SQL
12 53 (3.25%) Ruby
13 42 (2.57%) PHP
14 33 (2.02%) Perl
15 24 (1.47%) Shell Script
16 22 (1.35%) PowerShell
17 21 (1.29%) PL/SQL
18 19 (1.16%) Bash Shell
19 18 (1.10%) VB.NET
20 16 (0.98%) VB
Qualifications
1 645 (39.50%) Degree
2 311 (19.04%) PhD
3 28 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (0.98%) Security Cleared
5 14 (0.86%) MCTS
6 13 (0.80%) Postgraduate
7 11 (0.67%) ISEB
8 6 (0.37%) CCNP
8 6 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.37%) SC Cleared
9 5 (0.31%) CFA
9 5 (0.31%) MCITP
9 5 (0.31%) MCP
10 3 (0.18%) CBAP
10 3 (0.18%) IIBA
11 2 (0.12%) CEH
11 2 (0.12%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.12%) SAS Certification
11 2 (0.12%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 1 (0.061%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.18%) Data Quality
2 49 (3.00%) QA
3 13 (0.80%) MiFID
4 11 (0.67%) Dodd-Frank
4 11 (0.67%) EMIR
5 9 (0.55%) IFRS
5 9 (0.55%) IFRS 9
6 7 (0.43%) ISO26262
7 4 (0.24%) IAS 39
8 3 (0.18%) Basel III
8 3 (0.18%) SNOMED CT
9 2 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
9 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.12%) SLA
10 1 (0.061%) GCP
System Software
1 30 (1.84%) Docker
2 22 (1.35%) Apache Flume
3 19 (1.16%) HDFS
4 7 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (0.43%) VirtualBox
5 6 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.18%) KVM
8 2 (0.12%) vSphere
9 1 (0.061%) Active Directory
9 1 (0.061%) LXC
9 1 (0.061%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.061%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 1 (0.061%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.061%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (0.92%) Ambari
2 9 (0.55%) Kibana
3 8 (0.49%) logstash
3 8 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.43%) Ansible
5 3 (0.18%) Oozie
5 3 (0.18%) Puppet
6 2 (0.12%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.061%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (0.061%) Graphite
7 1 (0.061%) HockeyApp
7 1 (0.061%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.061%) Mesos
7 1 (0.061%) StatsD
Vendors
1 334 (20.45%) Tableau
2 152 (9.31%) Microsoft
3 105 (6.43%) Google
4 86 (5.27%) Oracle
5 53 (3.25%) SAP
6 43 (2.63%) Teradata
7 38 (2.33%) IBM
8 32 (1.96%) TIBCO
9 31 (1.90%) MicroStrategy
10 22 (1.35%) Talend
11 21 (1.29%) Alteryx
11 21 (1.29%) Cloudera
12 20 (1.22%) Informatica
12 20 (1.22%) Netezza
13 18 (1.10%) Hortonworks
14 16 (0.98%) Adobe
15 14 (0.86%) Hyperion
16 12 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
17 11 (0.67%) Cognos
17 11 (0.67%) Red Hat
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Churchill Frank
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £130,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 70,000 - 100,000 + Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Central London / West End
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £150000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Churchill Frank
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric.com
Salary: Completely negotiable and excellent with comprehensive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
East London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Car Allow + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £53,000, subsidised gym membership, Cycle2Work scheme, company h
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £highly competitive + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Talent Analytix
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Up to £40k per annum plus superb ben
Posted: 15 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago