Period
to 21 October 2017

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

R
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 285 384 465
Rank change year-on-year +99 +81 +200
Permanent jobs citing R 2092 1494 1335
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.20% 0.78% 0.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.17% 1.48% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1491 1290 1074
UK median annual salary £57,500 £54,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.48% -1.82% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +9.76%

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 96244 100772 112923
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.29% 52.74% 51.55%
Number of salaries quoted 78895 86894 96467
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +2.56%

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 21 October 2017.

Salary histogram for R in the UK

R
Top 15 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 21 October 2017. 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 +106 1996 £60,000 +9.09% 90
London +91 1300 £65,000 +8.33% 51
UK excluding London +107 762 £47,500 - 41
South East +78 220 £52,700 -4.18% 11
North of England +26 149 £48,250 +13.53% 11
East of England +102 123 £45,000 +2.27% 5
Midlands +45 123 £41,500 -7.78% 8
North West -8 94 £50,000 +25.00% 9
West Midlands +34 76 £41,500 +0.61% 2
South West -21 75 £60,000 +20.00% 4
Scotland +27 54 £45,000 - 1
Yorkshire +33 47 £49,500 +16.47% 2
East Midlands +25 44 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Wales +22 19 £42,500 -12.37% 1
North East +18 8 £35,000 -28.21%

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1472 (70.36%) Python
2 1075 (51.39%) SQL
3 1014 (48.47%) Analytics
4 738 (35.28%) Finance
5 706 (33.75%) Degree
6 700 (33.46%) Machine Learning
7 677 (32.36%) Analytical Skills
8 625 (29.88%) Big Data
9 581 (27.77%) Java
10 531 (25.38%) Mathematics
10 531 (25.38%) Agile Software Development
11 513 (24.52%) SAS
12 499 (23.85%) Hadoop
13 428 (20.46%) Visualisation
14 419 (20.03%) Banking
15 418 (19.98%) Computer Science
16 414 (19.79%) Business Intelligence
17 393 (18.79%) MATLAB
18 385 (18.40%) Data Analytics
19 379 (18.12%) Apache Spark
19 379 (18.12%) Statistics
20 377 (18.02%) Data Analysis
21 365 (17.45%) Asset Management
22 356 (17.02%) Investment Banking
22 356 (17.02%) Algorithms
22 356 (17.02%) Tableau
23 346 (16.54%) Retail Banking
24 341 (16.30%) Wealth Management
25 320 (15.30%) Data Warehouse
26 316 (15.11%) 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
1 513 (24.52%) SAS
2 379 (18.12%) Apache Spark
3 60 (2.87%) Apache Pig
4 35 (1.67%) Apache
5 12 (0.57%) Jupyter
6 11 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (0.53%) SharePoint
7 9 (0.43%) ArcGIS
8 8 (0.38%) JBoss
8 8 (0.38%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.33%) Confluence
9 7 (0.33%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.24%) CMS
10 5 (0.24%) GeoServer
11 3 (0.14%) Jetty
11 3 (0.14%) nginx
11 3 (0.14%) Tornado
12 2 (0.096%) DNN
12 2 (0.096%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.096%) WebSphere
Applications
1 209 (9.99%) SPSS
2 149 (7.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
4 29 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 27 (1.29%) Stata
6 17 (0.81%) S-PLUS
7 10 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.33%) MS Visio
9 6 (0.29%) GNU Octave
10 4 (0.19%) Maple
11 3 (0.14%) Mathematica
12 2 (0.096%) CPLEX
12 2 (0.096%) Gephi
12 2 (0.096%) LaTeX
12 2 (0.096%) Microsoft Project
13 1 (0.048%) EViews
13 1 (0.048%) HipChat
13 1 (0.048%) SPSS Modeler
13 1 (0.048%) Vensim
13 1 (0.048%) Weka
Business Applications
1 22 (1.05%) Adobe Campaign
2 15 (0.72%) SAP InfiniteInsight
3 11 (0.53%) SAP ERP
4 7 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.24%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (0.14%) WebTrends
9 2 (0.096%) FastStats
9 2 (0.096%) HFM
9 2 (0.096%) Hyperion Enterprise
9 2 (0.096%) Unica
10 1 (0.048%) Actimize
10 1 (0.048%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.048%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.048%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.048%) SAP SRM
10 1 (0.048%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 195 (9.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 187 (8.94%) Amazon AWS
3 78 (3.73%) Azure Machine Learning
4 54 (2.58%) Google Cloud Platform
5 43 (2.06%) Google Analytics
6 38 (1.82%) SaaS
7 34 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
8 27 (1.29%) GitHub
9 24 (1.15%) PaaS
10 22 (1.05%) Azure Data Factory
11 18 (0.86%) Amazon S3
12 17 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
13 14 (0.67%) Amazon EMR
14 13 (0.62%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 11 (0.53%) Google Tag Manager
16 8 (0.38%) Amazon Kinesis
17 7 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
18 5 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
19 4 (0.19%) IaaS
19 4 (0.19%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 18 (0.86%) Internet
2 17 (0.81%) SSL
3 15 (0.72%) HTTP
4 14 (0.67%) Wireless
5 12 (0.57%) LAN
6 11 (0.53%) TCP/IP
7 10 (0.48%) Cisco Wireless
7 10 (0.48%) WAN
8 3 (0.14%) LDAP
8 3 (0.14%) Skype
8 3 (0.14%) SMS
9 2 (0.096%) 3G
9 2 (0.096%) WLAN
10 1 (0.048%) Broadband
10 1 (0.048%) FTP
10 1 (0.048%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 625 (29.88%) Big Data
2 499 (23.85%) Hadoop
3 320 (15.30%) Data Warehouse
4 316 (15.11%) SQL Server
5 202 (9.66%) NoSQL
6 174 (8.32%) Data Mining
7 171 (8.17%) Power BI
8 146 (6.98%) Apache Hive
9 144 (6.88%) QlikView
10 143 (6.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 125 (5.98%) MongoDB
12 116 (5.54%) Relational Database
13 111 (5.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 103 (4.92%) OLAP
15 96 (4.59%) Oracle OLAP
16 80 (3.82%) Apache Cassandra
17 75 (3.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 67 (3.20%) Spotfire
19 53 (2.53%) Data Lake
20 51 (2.44%) HBase
Development Applications
1 63 (3.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 60 (2.87%) RStudio
3 39 (1.86%) Git (software)
3 39 (1.86%) Subversion
4 30 (1.43%) Visual Studio
5 19 (0.91%) Jenkins
5 19 (0.91%) JIRA
6 14 (0.67%) Talend Open Studio
7 12 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (0.53%) TeamCity
9 10 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
10 9 (0.43%) Travis CI
11 8 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (0.38%) Selenium
11 8 (0.38%) Toad
12 5 (0.24%) Maven
13 4 (0.19%) Clang
13 4 (0.19%) Cucumber
13 4 (0.19%) GCC
14 3 (0.14%) MSBuild
General
1 738 (35.28%) Finance
2 419 (20.03%) Banking
3 356 (17.02%) Investment Banking
4 346 (16.54%) Retail Banking
5 244 (11.66%) Marketing
6 108 (5.16%) Retail
7 95 (4.54%) Front Office
8 74 (3.54%) Financial Institution
9 64 (3.06%) Games
10 62 (2.96%) Telecoms
11 35 (1.67%) Electronics
11 35 (1.67%) Manufacturing
12 33 (1.58%) Advertising
13 22 (1.05%) Automotive
14 16 (0.76%) Aerospace
15 15 (0.72%) French Language
16 10 (0.48%) Legal
17 7 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
18 6 (0.29%) Law
19 5 (0.24%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 569 (27.20%) Data Scientist
2 463 (22.13%) Analyst
3 366 (17.50%) Developer
4 178 (8.51%) Data Analyst
5 119 (5.69%) Software Engineer
6 107 (5.11%) Consultant
7 105 (5.02%) Senior Data Scientist
8 96 (4.59%) Architect
9 85 (4.06%) Quantitative Developer
10 80 (3.82%) Analytics Manager
11 79 (3.78%) Data Manager
12 66 (3.15%) Machine Learning Scientist
13 65 (3.11%) Enterprise Architect
14 63 (3.01%) Data Engineer
15 57 (2.72%) Governance Analyst
16 55 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
17 54 (2.58%) Data Consultant
18 50 (2.39%) Data Analytics Manager
18 50 (2.39%) Junior
18 50 (2.39%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (6.74%) .NET
2 120 (5.74%) HTML
3 119 (5.69%) Natural Language Processing
4 117 (5.59%) CSS
5 73 (3.49%) Web Services
6 64 (3.06%) Node.js
6 64 (3.06%) TensorFlow
7 56 (2.68%) JSON
8 53 (2.53%) ASP.NET
9 51 (2.44%) AngularJS
10 49 (2.34%) Kafka
10 49 (2.34%) NumPy
11 47 (2.25%) REST
12 45 (2.15%) D3.js
13 44 (2.10%) Pandas
14 33 (1.58%) XML
15 32 (1.53%) Django
16 26 (1.24%) scikit-learn
17 25 (1.20%) SciPy
18 24 (1.15%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 677 (32.36%) Analytical Skills
2 418 (19.98%) Computer Science
3 356 (17.02%) Algorithms
4 112 (5.35%) Management Information System
5 102 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
6 66 (3.15%) Data Structures
7 49 (2.34%) Fintech
8 39 (1.86%) Credit Risk
9 38 (1.82%) User Experience
10 37 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 33 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
12 30 (1.43%) Equities
13 27 (1.29%) Hedge funds
13 27 (1.29%) Market Risk
14 24 (1.15%) Social Media
15 22 (1.05%) Derivative
16 17 (0.81%) Data Centre
16 17 (0.81%) Virtual Team
17 15 (0.72%) Digital Media
18 13 (0.62%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 159 (7.60%) Unix
2 125 (5.98%) Linux
3 35 (1.67%) Windows
4 4 (0.19%) Android
5 2 (0.096%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.096%) Solaris
6 1 (0.048%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1014 (48.47%) Analytics
2 700 (33.46%) Machine Learning
3 531 (25.38%) Agile Software Development
3 531 (25.38%) Mathematics
4 428 (20.46%) Visualisation
5 414 (19.79%) Business Intelligence
6 385 (18.40%) Data Analytics
7 379 (18.12%) Statistics
8 377 (18.02%) Data Analysis
9 365 (17.45%) Asset Management
10 341 (16.30%) Wealth Management
11 273 (13.05%) Data Visualisation
12 242 (11.57%) Software Engineering
13 207 (9.89%) SDLC
14 189 (9.03%) ETL
15 178 (8.51%) Statistical Analysis
16 167 (7.98%) Data Modelling
17 158 (7.55%) IT Strategy
18 157 (7.50%) Artificial Intelligence
19 145 (6.93%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 1472 (70.36%) Python
2 1075 (51.39%) SQL
3 581 (27.77%) Java
4 393 (18.79%) MATLAB
5 306 (14.63%) C++
6 240 (11.47%) Scala
7 207 (9.89%) JavaScript
8 204 (9.75%) C#
9 158 (7.55%) Perl
10 129 (6.17%) T-SQL
11 98 (4.68%) PL/SQL
12 91 (4.35%) VBA
13 90 (4.30%) C
14 70 (3.35%) Julia
15 42 (2.01%) Ruby
16 35 (1.67%) PowerShell
17 30 (1.43%) PHP
18 25 (1.20%) Go
19 22 (1.05%) VB.NET
20 18 (0.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 706 (33.75%) Degree
2 316 (15.11%) PhD
3 154 (7.36%) Computer Science Degree
4 98 (4.68%) Numerate Degree
5 93 (4.45%) Master's Degree
6 52 (2.49%) Security Cleared
7 20 (0.96%) Postgraduate
8 18 (0.86%) SC Cleared
9 14 (0.67%) DV Cleared
10 12 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (0.48%) CCDP
12 7 (0.33%) ISEB
13 4 (0.19%) HND
14 3 (0.14%) PMI Certification
15 2 (0.096%) CCNA
15 2 (0.096%) CCNP
15 2 (0.096%) CTC Cleared
15 2 (0.096%) MCP
15 2 (0.096%) Microsoft Certification
16 1 (0.048%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (4.30%) Data Quality
2 53 (2.53%) QA
3 18 (0.86%) Actionable Recommendations
4 10 (0.48%) IFRS
4 10 (0.48%) IFRS 9
5 8 (0.38%) MiFID
6 6 (0.29%) Basel III
6 6 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
6 6 (0.29%) EMIR
6 6 (0.29%) SLA
7 2 (0.096%) GDPR
7 2 (0.096%) PMO
8 1 (0.048%) Basel II
8 1 (0.048%) GCP
8 1 (0.048%) RosettaNet
8 1 (0.048%) Solvency II
System Software
1 38 (1.82%) HDFS
2 32 (1.53%) Apache Flume
3 29 (1.39%) Docker
4 14 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.38%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.19%) KVM
6 4 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.048%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (0.33%) Kubernetes
1 7 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (0.29%) Puppet
3 5 (0.24%) Mesos
3 5 (0.24%) Terraform
4 3 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.096%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.048%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.048%) Oozie
6 1 (0.048%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 356 (17.02%) Tableau
2 274 (13.10%) Microsoft
3 263 (12.57%) Oracle
4 114 (5.45%) Google
5 75 (3.59%) SAP
6 44 (2.10%) Hortonworks
7 42 (2.01%) Teradata
8 40 (1.91%) Cloudera
9 37 (1.77%) Alteryx
10 32 (1.53%) Adobe
11 31 (1.48%) IBM
12 29 (1.39%) Informatica
13 26 (1.24%) MicroStrategy
14 24 (1.15%) Cognos
14 24 (1.15%) VMware
15 23 (1.10%) Netezza
16 16 (0.76%) MapR
16 16 (0.76%) TIBCO
17 15 (0.72%) Murex
18 14 (0.67%) Cisco