Period
to

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 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

R
UK
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 243 280 238
Rank change year-on-year +37 -42 +30
Permanent jobs citing R 2,649 1,027 1,333
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.63% 1.12% 1.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.96% 2.04% 2.61%
Number of salaries quoted 851 678 1,110
10th Percentile £35,000 £38,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £46,250 £44,020
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,250 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.80% -8.40% +8.70%
75th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £83,438
90th Percentile £92,500 £102,875 £115,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 89,455 50,256 51,101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.89% 54.71% 54.99%
Number of salaries quoted 43,486 38,885 42,444
10th Percentile £36,900 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

R
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing R as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for R in the UK

R
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing R.

Salary trend for R in the UK

R
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing R over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Salary histogram for R in the UK

R
Top 18 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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England +41 2,146 £60,000 +0.26% 106
London +12 1,413 £66,786 +2.75% 52
Work from Home +56 1,022 £60,000 - 21
UK excluding London +54 784 £52,500 +5.00% 63
South East +48 234 £57,500 +4.55% 12
North of England +3 166 £57,500 +15.00% 15
East of England -33 103 £52,500 -4.55% 4
North West -19 93 £57,250 +14.50% 11
South West -6 90 £50,000 +5.26% 8
Midlands -34 86 £49,500 +10.00% 13
Scotland -17 74 £50,000 -2.44% 5
Yorkshire -16 65 £57,500 +9.52% 3
West Midlands -26 49 £54,250 +20.56% 7
East Midlands -12 37 £43,500 -3.33% 6
Wales -25 15 £62,000 +10.22% 3
Channel Islands - 12 - -
North East -10 8 £48,872 +8.60% 1
Northern Ireland -18 7 £32,250 -0.77% 3

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 2,021 (76.29%) Python
2 1,582 (59.72%) SQL
3 1,279 (48.28%) Analytics
4 1,114 (42.05%) Social Skills
5 1,031 (38.92%) Data Science
6 867 (32.73%) Degree
7 849 (32.05%) Analytical Skills
8 737 (27.82%) Machine Learning
9 715 (26.99%) Visualisation
10 706 (26.65%) Agile
11 705 (26.61%) Finance
12 637 (24.05%) Statistics
13 629 (23.74%) Data Analysis
13 629 (23.74%) Business Intelligence
14 596 (22.50%) Mathematics
15 524 (19.78%) Power BI
15 524 (19.78%) Power Platform
16 517 (19.52%) Tableau
17 515 (19.44%) SAS
18 510 (19.25%) Data Visualisation
18 510 (19.25%) Decision-Making
19 487 (18.38%) AWS
20 459 (17.33%) Computer Science
21 441 (16.65%) Data Analytics
22 440 (16.61%) Marketing
23 439 (16.57%) Azure
24 396 (14.95%) Mentoring
24 396 (14.95%) Problem-Solving
25 394 (14.87%) Data Modelling
26 366 (13.82%) Artificial Intelligence

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
1 515 (19.44%) SAS
2 264 (9.97%) Apache Spark
3 53 (2.00%) Apache Airflow
4 45 (1.70%) Tornado
5 41 (1.55%) Apache
5 41 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
5 41 (1.55%) Jupyter
6 33 (1.25%) SharePoint
7 22 (0.83%) Luigi
8 18 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
9 11 (0.42%) R Markdown
10 10 (0.38%) Apache Pig
10 10 (0.38%) Mendix
11 6 (0.23%) ArcGIS
12 5 (0.19%) Apache Pulsar
12 5 (0.19%) CMS
12 5 (0.19%) Confluence
13 2 (0.076%) JBoss
13 2 (0.076%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.076%) WebLogic
Applications
1 349 (13.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 108 (4.08%) SPSS
3 66 (2.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 55 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
5 32 (1.21%) Stata
6 22 (0.83%) Photoshop
7 15 (0.57%) Adobe Premiere
8 10 (0.38%) Adobe After Effects
9 9 (0.34%) Maple
10 7 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
11 5 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.11%) MS Visio
13 2 (0.076%) EViews
13 2 (0.076%) FileZilla
14 1 (0.038%) Chatbot
14 1 (0.038%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 6 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
2 5 (0.19%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.11%) Misys Midas
4 2 (0.076%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.038%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.038%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.038%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 524 (19.78%) Power Platform
2 487 (18.38%) AWS
3 439 (16.57%) Azure
4 347 (13.10%) GCP
5 179 (6.76%) Snowflake
6 117 (4.42%) GitHub
7 80 (3.02%) Google Analytics
8 61 (2.30%) dbt
9 58 (2.19%) Amazon Kinesis
10 53 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
11 47 (1.77%) Azure Data Factory
12 45 (1.70%) Google Data Studio
13 44 (1.66%) PaaS
14 42 (1.59%) Azure Machine Learning
15 39 (1.47%) Amazon S3
16 36 (1.36%) Serverless
17 32 (1.21%) Slack
18 30 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 27 (1.02%) Adobe Analytics
19 27 (1.02%) Amazon SageMaker
Communications & Networking
1 39 (1.47%) Network Security
2 30 (1.13%) Firewall
3 25 (0.94%) SSH
4 19 (0.72%) Broadband
5 14 (0.53%) TCP/IP
6 7 (0.26%) ATM
7 6 (0.23%) Internet
8 4 (0.15%) HTTP
9 2 (0.076%) FTP
9 2 (0.076%) PBX
9 2 (0.076%) SNA
9 2 (0.076%) VoIP
10 1 (0.038%) Intranet
10 1 (0.038%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 524 (19.78%) Power BI
2 517 (19.52%) Tableau
3 298 (11.25%) Big Data
4 233 (8.80%) Data Warehouse
5 231 (8.72%) Hadoop
6 201 (7.59%) Relational Database
7 167 (6.30%) NoSQL
8 128 (4.83%) BigQuery
9 115 (4.34%) Data Lake
10 114 (4.30%) SQL Server
11 111 (4.19%) Looker
12 106 (4.00%) Data Mining
13 85 (3.21%) Apache Hive
13 85 (3.21%) MySQL
14 83 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
15 73 (2.76%) Amazon Redshift
16 69 (2.60%) QlikView
17 68 (2.57%) MongoDB
18 63 (2.38%) Spotfire
19 57 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 223 (8.42%) Git (software)
2 68 (2.57%) Jenkins
3 36 (1.36%) JIRA
4 31 (1.17%) Maven
4 31 (1.17%) RStudio
5 18 (0.68%) Bitbucket
5 18 (0.68%) JMeter
5 18 (0.68%) NeoLoad
6 16 (0.60%) LoadRunner
7 12 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (0.34%) TeamCity
9 8 (0.30%) ER Studio
9 8 (0.30%) ERwin
9 8 (0.30%) ProC
10 7 (0.26%) MLflow
10 7 (0.26%) Subversion
10 7 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.23%) Moq
11 6 (0.23%) MSTest
12 5 (0.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 1,114 (42.05%) Social Skills
2 849 (32.05%) Analytical Skills
3 705 (26.61%) Finance
4 440 (16.61%) Marketing
5 305 (11.51%) Advertising
6 226 (8.53%) Pharmaceutical
7 214 (8.08%) Retail
8 169 (6.38%) Presentation Skills
9 139 (5.25%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 137 (5.17%) Legal
11 134 (5.06%) Banking
12 125 (4.72%) Games
13 71 (2.68%) Public Sector
14 60 (2.27%) Back Office
14 60 (2.27%) Law
15 53 (2.00%) Manufacturing
16 50 (1.89%) Organisational Skills
17 48 (1.81%) Online Betting
18 42 (1.59%) Front Office
19 36 (1.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 681 (25.71%) Analyst
2 407 (15.36%) Data Scientist
3 343 (12.95%) Data Analyst
4 295 (11.14%) Developer
5 238 (8.98%) Programmer
6 212 (8.00%) Senior Data Scientist
7 196 (7.40%) Data Engineer
7 196 (7.40%) Senior Analyst
8 165 (6.23%) Statistical Programmer
9 137 (5.17%) Data Manager
10 133 (5.02%) Senior Programmer
11 111 (4.19%) Senior Data Analyst
12 106 (4.00%) Analytics Manager
13 99 (3.74%) Senior Statistical Programmer
14 75 (2.83%) Consultant
15 69 (2.60%) Product Analyst
16 63 (2.38%) Senior Manager
17 55 (2.08%) Software Developer
18 51 (1.93%) Data Consultant
19 50 (1.89%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (7.13%) OLE
2 130 (4.91%) scikit-learn
3 128 (4.83%) HTML
4 126 (4.76%) TensorFlow
5 123 (4.64%) XML
6 111 (4.19%) PyTorch
7 110 (4.15%) React
8 108 (4.08%) CSS
9 103 (3.89%) Kafka
10 100 (3.78%) Pandas
11 96 (3.62%) RESTful
12 89 (3.36%) Shiny
13 80 (3.02%) NumPy
14 72 (2.72%) REST
15 69 (2.60%) .NET
16 60 (2.27%) GraphQL
17 58 (2.19%) AngularJS
18 55 (2.08%) RabbitMQ
19 47 (1.77%) Django
20 46 (1.74%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 328 (12.38%) Algorithms
2 95 (3.59%) Blog
3 88 (3.32%) Self-Motivation
4 83 (3.13%) Data Structures
5 82 (3.10%) User Experience
6 71 (2.68%) Cloud Native
7 67 (2.53%) Life Science
8 66 (2.49%) Sports Betting
9 53 (2.00%) Mobile App
10 52 (1.96%) Social Media
11 48 (1.81%) Hedge funds
11 48 (1.81%) Management Information System
12 45 (1.70%) Cyberattack
13 44 (1.66%) Biotechnology
14 40 (1.51%) Fixed Income
15 34 (1.28%) Acoustics
15 34 (1.28%) Derivative
15 34 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
16 33 (1.25%) OTC Derivatives
17 31 (1.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 144 (5.44%) Linux
2 91 (3.44%) Unix
3 43 (1.62%) Windows
4 22 (0.83%) Apple iOS
5 20 (0.76%) Android
6 3 (0.11%) CentOS
6 3 (0.11%) Debian
6 3 (0.11%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.11%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.11%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.038%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.038%) VMS
7 1 (0.038%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,279 (48.28%) Analytics
2 1,031 (38.92%) Data Science
3 737 (27.82%) Machine Learning
4 715 (26.99%) Visualisation
5 706 (26.65%) Agile
6 637 (24.05%) Statistics
7 629 (23.74%) Business Intelligence
7 629 (23.74%) Data Analysis
8 596 (22.50%) Mathematics
9 510 (19.25%) Data Visualisation
9 510 (19.25%) Decision-Making
10 459 (17.33%) Computer Science
11 441 (16.65%) Data Analytics
12 396 (14.95%) Mentoring
12 396 (14.95%) Problem-Solving
13 394 (14.87%) Data Modelling
14 366 (13.82%) Artificial Intelligence
15 326 (12.31%) Data Management
16 319 (12.04%) Software Engineering
17 302 (11.40%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2,021 (76.29%) Python
2 1,582 (59.72%) SQL
3 303 (11.44%) Java
4 247 (9.32%) MATLAB
5 181 (6.83%) C++
6 171 (6.46%) C
7 156 (5.89%) JavaScript
8 129 (4.87%) C#
9 119 (4.49%) Scala
10 102 (3.85%) VBA
11 71 (2.68%) Bash
12 55 (2.08%) Perl
13 42 (1.59%) Julia
14 37 (1.40%) Ruby
15 36 (1.36%) PL/SQL
16 33 (1.25%) VB
17 30 (1.13%) Groovy
18 29 (1.09%) TypeScript
19 26 (0.98%) SAS Macro
20 24 (0.91%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 867 (32.73%) Degree
2 196 (7.40%) PhD
3 179 (6.76%) Master's Degree
4 132 (4.98%) Computer Science Degree
5 131 (4.95%) Numerate Degree
6 56 (2.11%) Security Cleared
7 29 (1.09%) SC Cleared
8 10 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (0.26%) AWS Certification
9 7 (0.26%) HND
10 6 (0.23%) Postgraduate
11 5 (0.19%) MBA
12 4 (0.15%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.15%) Tableau Certification
13 3 (0.11%) TOGAF Certification
14 2 (0.076%) ISTQB
15 1 (0.038%) CFA
15 1 (0.038%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (5.81%) CDISC
2 120 (4.53%) Data Quality
3 67 (2.53%) Actionable Recommendations
4 61 (2.30%) QA
5 48 (1.81%) GDPR
6 40 (1.51%) Good Clinical Practice
7 14 (0.53%) SLA
8 7 (0.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 4 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.15%) EMIR
9 4 (0.15%) HIPAA
9 4 (0.15%) MiFID
9 4 (0.15%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.11%) CRD IV
10 3 (0.11%) IFRS
10 3 (0.11%) IFRS 9
11 2 (0.076%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.076%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.076%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 219 (8.27%) Docker
2 30 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (0.26%) HDFS
4 4 (0.15%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.15%) vCloud
5 3 (0.11%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.038%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.038%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.038%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.038%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 194 (7.32%) Kubernetes
2 73 (2.76%) Terraform
3 58 (2.19%) Puppet
4 53 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
5 41 (1.55%) Ansible
6 32 (1.21%) Grafana
7 15 (0.57%) Cisco IPCC
8 9 (0.34%) Kubeflow
9 2 (0.076%) Kibana
9 2 (0.076%) Rancher
10 1 (0.038%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 287 (10.83%) Google
2 267 (10.08%) Microsoft
3 154 (5.81%) Oracle
4 128 (4.83%) Databricks
5 87 (3.28%) Alteryx
6 72 (2.72%) Facebook
7 60 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
8 50 (1.89%) Adobe
9 43 (1.62%) Bloomberg
10 35 (1.32%) Cognos
11 33 (1.25%) Teradata
12 30 (1.13%) Crimson Hexagon
13 27 (1.02%) BISAM
14 26 (0.98%) Cloudera
15 23 (0.87%) Splunk
15 23 (0.87%) YouTube
16 22 (0.83%) DataRobot
17 21 (0.79%) Amplitude
17 21 (0.79%) SAP
18 20 (0.76%) Informatica