Period
to 20 October 2019

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 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

R
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 214 305 293
Rank change year-on-year +91 -12 +102
Permanent jobs citing R 2,073 1,851 2,091
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.52% 1.13% 1.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.85% 2.04% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,686 1,509 1,490
UK median annual salary £61,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% +4.35% +6.48%
10th Percentile £33,750 £35,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £118,750 £97,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,591 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -8.82% +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 72,760 90,813 96,408
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.48% 55.55% 55.29%
Number of salaries quoted 59,651 75,559 79,027
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%

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 20 October 2019.

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 20 October 2019. 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 +81 1,959 £65,000 +8.33% 149
London +89 1,304 £75,000 +11.11% 83
UK excluding London +53 732 £45,591 -8.82% 79
South East +7 194 £40,000 -20.00% 20
South West +47 156 £50,000 -9.09% 9
North of England -17 131 £52,500 +10.53% 9
North West +36 102 £55,000 +10.00% 4
Midlands +47 89 £40,000 -11.60% 15
Scotland +32 79 £40,000 -20.00% 10
East of England +104 74 £45,591 +2.68% 13
West Midlands +48 67 £40,000 -23.81% 10
Yorkshire -36 28 £40,000 -5.88% 4
East Midlands +18 18 £40,000 +14.29% 5
Wales +3 9 £37,500 -16.67% 3
North East +10 2 £41,750 +4.38% 1
Northern Ireland -13 1 £80,000 +77.78%

For the 6 months to 20 October 2019, 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 1,760 (84.90%) Python
2 998 (48.14%) SQL
3 871 (42.02%) Analytics
4 864 (41.68%) Data Science
5 746 (35.99%) Finance
6 720 (34.73%) Machine Learning
7 638 (30.78%) Agile Software Development
8 611 (29.47%) Analytical Skills
9 553 (26.68%) Business Intelligence
10 551 (26.58%) AWS
11 528 (25.47%) Mathematics
12 522 (25.18%) Degree
13 504 (24.31%) Java
14 489 (23.59%) Software Engineering
15 473 (22.82%) Visualisation
16 452 (21.80%) Big Data
17 365 (17.61%) Data Analysis
18 356 (17.17%) Asset Management
18 356 (17.17%) Web Services
19 353 (17.03%) Power BI
19 353 (17.03%) Power Platform
20 323 (15.58%) Computer Science
21 322 (15.53%) Tableau
22 319 (15.39%) Hadoop
23 315 (15.20%) Apache Spark
24 301 (14.52%) Algorithms
25 297 (14.33%) C#
26 287 (13.84%) Fixed Income
27 286 (13.80%) Front Office
28 278 (13.41%) Data 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
1 315 (15.20%) Apache Spark
2 200 (9.65%) SAS
3 28 (1.35%) Apache
4 24 (1.16%) SharePoint
5 20 (0.96%) ArcGIS
6 19 (0.92%) Jupyter
7 13 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (0.58%) Confluence
9 10 (0.48%) Apache Pig
10 7 (0.34%) nginx
11 6 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.24%) Apache Solr
12 5 (0.24%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.14%) IPython
13 3 (0.14%) R Markdown
13 3 (0.14%) Tornado
13 3 (0.14%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
14 2 (0.096%) GeoServer
14 2 (0.096%) IIS
Applications
1 172 (8.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 75 (3.62%) SPSS
3 59 (2.85%) Microsoft Office
4 30 (1.45%) Stata
5 15 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (0.39%) GNU Octave
7 7 (0.34%) Gephi
8 6 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.24%) Mathematica
10 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
11 3 (0.14%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.14%) EViews
11 3 (0.14%) MS Visio
11 3 (0.14%) Weka
12 2 (0.096%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.048%) CPLEX
13 1 (0.048%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 26 (1.25%) PolarLake
2 24 (1.16%) Eagle PACE
2 24 (1.16%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.19%) FastStats
5 2 (0.096%) Data Workbench
5 2 (0.096%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.096%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (0.096%) Summit
6 1 (0.048%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.048%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.048%) HFM
6 1 (0.048%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.048%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.048%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.048%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.048%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.048%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.048%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 551 (26.58%) AWS
2 353 (17.03%) Power Platform
3 270 (13.02%) Azure
4 145 (6.99%) Amazon S3
5 137 (6.61%) Amazon SQS
6 123 (5.93%) Serverless
7 118 (5.69%) GCP
8 112 (5.40%) AWS Lambda
9 73 (3.52%) Amazon EC2
10 70 (3.38%) Amazon ECS
11 63 (3.04%) Google Analytics
12 62 (2.99%) OpenShift
13 45 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
14 41 (1.98%) Azure Data Factory
15 39 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
16 34 (1.64%) SaaS
17 28 (1.35%) AWS Fargate
18 26 (1.25%) Azure Machine Learning
19 19 (0.92%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
19 19 (0.92%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (0.92%) DNS
2 12 (0.58%) Diameter Protocol
3 9 (0.43%) SSL
4 8 (0.39%) Firewall
5 7 (0.34%) Ethernet
5 7 (0.34%) HTTP
5 7 (0.34%) MPLS
5 7 (0.34%) VPN
6 6 (0.29%) Internet
6 6 (0.29%) Network Security
7 5 (0.24%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (0.19%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (0.19%) FTP
9 3 (0.14%) Wireless
10 1 (0.048%) 5G
10 1 (0.048%) Bluetooth
10 1 (0.048%) Broadband
10 1 (0.048%) FIX Connectivity
10 1 (0.048%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.048%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 452 (21.80%) Big Data
2 353 (17.03%) Power BI
3 319 (15.39%) Hadoop
4 269 (12.98%) Data Warehouse
5 221 (10.66%) SQL Server
6 171 (8.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 151 (7.28%) NoSQL
8 135 (6.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 124 (5.98%) Data Mining
10 123 (5.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 116 (5.60%) Relational Database
12 115 (5.55%) Apache Hive
13 112 (5.40%) Amazon RDS
14 99 (4.78%) Data Lake
15 86 (4.15%) QlikView
16 75 (3.62%) Amazon Redshift
17 63 (3.04%) PostgreSQL
18 57 (2.75%) Impala
19 46 (2.22%) GIS
19 46 (2.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 144 (6.95%) Git (software)
2 124 (5.98%) RStudio
3 81 (3.91%) JIRA
4 73 (3.52%) Jenkins
5 67 (3.23%) Artifactory
6 57 (2.75%) Bitbucket
7 40 (1.93%) Bitbucket Server
7 40 (1.93%) git-flow
8 24 (1.16%) GitLab
8 24 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 16 (0.77%) Visual Studio
10 15 (0.72%) Subversion
11 14 (0.68%) Cucumber
11 14 (0.68%) Vagrant
12 12 (0.58%) GDB
13 11 (0.53%) Selenium
14 8 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 8 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
15 6 (0.29%) HP UFT
General
1 746 (35.99%) Finance
2 286 (13.80%) Front Office
3 226 (10.90%) Banking
4 213 (10.27%) Marketing
5 133 (6.42%) Retail
6 74 (3.57%) Telecoms
7 44 (2.12%) Manufacturing
8 37 (1.78%) Public Sector
9 33 (1.59%) Games
10 27 (1.30%) Investment Banking
11 26 (1.25%) Law
12 25 (1.21%) Financial Institution
12 25 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
13 23 (1.11%) Publishing
14 22 (1.06%) Electronics
15 19 (0.92%) Advertising
16 14 (0.68%) Automotive
17 11 (0.53%) Military
18 9 (0.43%) Back Office
19 7 (0.34%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 514 (24.79%) Developer
2 475 (22.91%) Data Scientist
3 321 (15.48%) Analyst
4 196 (9.45%) Java Developer
5 185 (8.92%) Data Analyst
6 158 (7.62%) Software Engineer
7 153 (7.38%) Data Engineer
7 153 (7.38%) Senior Data Scientist
8 151 (7.28%) Consultant
9 143 (6.90%) Python Developer
10 110 (5.31%) Senior Developer
11 107 (5.16%) AWS Developer
12 93 (4.49%) Data Consultant
12 93 (4.49%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 92 (4.44%) Java Software Developer
14 89 (4.29%) Architect
15 82 (3.96%) Junior
16 78 (3.76%) Python Engineer
17 77 (3.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 72 (3.47%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 356 (17.17%) Web Services
2 184 (8.88%) J2EE
3 124 (5.98%) .NET
4 114 (5.50%) Natural Language Processing
5 97 (4.68%) NumPy
6 96 (4.63%) Pandas
7 73 (3.52%) D3.js
7 73 (3.52%) Kafka
8 72 (3.47%) HTML
8 72 (3.47%) SciPy
9 68 (3.28%) J2SE
10 64 (3.09%) TensorFlow
11 53 (2.56%) AngularJS
11 53 (2.56%) scikit-learn
12 48 (2.32%) Elastic Stack
13 45 (2.17%) React
14 36 (1.74%) CSS
15 33 (1.59%) Node.js
16 27 (1.30%) Lambda Expressions
16 27 (1.30%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 611 (29.47%) Analytical Skills
2 301 (14.52%) Algorithms
3 287 (13.84%) Fixed Income
4 245 (11.82%) Derivative
5 192 (9.26%) Equities
6 147 (7.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 112 (5.40%) Greenfield Project
8 81 (3.91%) Hedge funds
9 77 (3.71%) Management Information System
10 66 (3.18%) User Experience
11 58 (2.80%) Data Structures
12 55 (2.65%) Reference Data
13 46 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
14 44 (2.12%) Credit Risk
15 43 (2.07%) Analytical Mindset
15 43 (2.07%) Cyber Kill Chain
16 34 (1.64%) Blog
17 30 (1.45%) Social Media
18 25 (1.21%) Cloud Native
19 17 (0.82%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 133 (6.42%) Linux
2 80 (3.86%) Windows
3 42 (2.03%) Unix
4 16 (0.77%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.19%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.14%) Debian
8 2 (0.096%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.048%) Android
9 1 (0.048%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.048%) CentOS
9 1 (0.048%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 871 (42.02%) Analytics
2 864 (41.68%) Data Science
3 720 (34.73%) Machine Learning
4 638 (30.78%) Agile Software Development
5 553 (26.68%) Business Intelligence
6 528 (25.47%) Mathematics
7 489 (23.59%) Software Engineering
8 473 (22.82%) Visualisation
9 365 (17.61%) Data Analysis
10 356 (17.17%) Asset Management
11 323 (15.58%) Computer Science
12 278 (13.41%) Data Visualisation
13 273 (13.17%) Statistics
14 261 (12.59%) Artificial Intelligence
15 243 (11.72%) Data Analytics
16 222 (10.71%) ETL
17 205 (9.89%) Data Modelling
18 202 (9.74%) Mentoring
19 200 (9.65%) Microservices
20 168 (8.10%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 1,760 (84.90%) Python
2 998 (48.14%) SQL
3 504 (24.31%) Java
4 297 (14.33%) C#
5 243 (11.72%) Scala
6 217 (10.47%) C
6 217 (10.47%) JavaScript
7 208 (10.03%) MATLAB
8 203 (9.79%) C++
9 79 (3.81%) VBA
10 77 (3.71%) T-SQL
11 59 (2.85%) Perl
12 50 (2.41%) Bash Shell
13 46 (2.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 30 (1.45%) PowerShell
15 19 (0.92%) Apex Code
16 18 (0.87%) Ruby
17 16 (0.77%) PHP
18 15 (0.72%) TypeScript
19 13 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 522 (25.18%) Degree
2 188 (9.07%) PhD
3 54 (2.60%) Numerate Degree
4 53 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 48 (2.32%) Master's Degree
6 36 (1.74%) Security Cleared
7 17 (0.82%) DV Cleared
8 14 (0.68%) SC Cleared
9 9 (0.43%) Postgraduate
10 8 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.24%) CCIE
11 5 (0.24%) CCNP
11 5 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.14%) CFA
13 2 (0.096%) ISTQB
14 1 (0.048%) DBS Check
14 1 (0.048%) MCSA
14 1 (0.048%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (3.76%) Data Quality
2 53 (2.56%) QA
3 20 (0.96%) Actionable Recommendations
4 18 (0.87%) GDPR
5 15 (0.72%) IFRS
5 15 (0.72%) IFRS 9
6 12 (0.58%) Basel II
7 6 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
7 6 (0.29%) EMIR
7 6 (0.29%) MiFID
8 5 (0.24%) PMO
9 1 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 160 (7.72%) Docker
2 49 (2.36%) Apache Flume
3 26 (1.25%) HDFS
4 14 (0.68%) VirtualBox
5 8 (0.39%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.048%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 109 (5.26%) Kubernetes
2 90 (4.34%) Terraform
3 52 (2.51%) Oozie
4 32 (1.54%) Ansible
5 17 (0.82%) Docker Swarm
6 10 (0.48%) Kibana
6 10 (0.48%) Puppet
7 9 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.29%) Control-M
9 4 (0.19%) Icinga
9 4 (0.19%) Prometheus
9 4 (0.19%) SQL Sentry
10 2 (0.096%) Nessus
11 1 (0.048%) logstash
Vendors
1 322 (15.53%) Tableau
2 237 (11.43%) Microsoft
3 145 (6.99%) Google
4 73 (3.52%) Oracle
5 61 (2.94%) Informatica
6 52 (2.51%) Alteryx
7 48 (2.32%) Splunk
8 47 (2.27%) SAP
9 46 (2.22%) Teradata
10 35 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
11 32 (1.54%) WorldPay
12 30 (1.45%) Cloudera
12 30 (1.45%) Databricks
13 28 (1.35%) MicroStrategy
14 27 (1.30%) Bloomberg
15 24 (1.16%) IBM
16 20 (0.96%) Dataiku
16 20 (0.96%) Talend
17 18 (0.87%) Ab Initio
18 17 (0.82%) Hortonworks