Period
to 6 April 2020

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 6 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

R
UK
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 228 263 288
Rank change year-on-year +35 +25 +48
Permanent jobs citing R 1,620 1,952 2,056
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.38% 1.31% 1.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.54% 2.39% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,455 1,594 1,768
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £132,500 £95,000 £95,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,250 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -0.53% -5.00% +11.11%

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 63,667 81,568 99,401
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.43% 54.65% 56.00%
Number of salaries quoted 52,512 67,111 83,760
Median annual salary £54,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.81% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year +1.11% +2.86% +2.94%

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 6 April 2020.

Salary histogram for R in the UK

R
Top 17 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 6 April 2020. 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 +31 1,533 £65,000 +5.45% 98
London +39 1,047 £75,000 +11.11% 49
UK excluding London -15 562 £47,250 -0.53% 53
South East -3 182 £47,500 - 15
South West +22 102 £47,500 - 6
Work from Home +12 100 £107,500 +59.26% 13
North of England +9 85 £50,000 +4.17% 13
Midlands +14 67 £42,500 - 8
Scotland +9 61 £54,250 +20.56% 2
North West +1 58 £47,500 -5.00% 8
West Midlands +35 54 £43,750 +9.38% 5
East of England +17 47 £46,158 -26.15% 7
Wales +12 18 £45,000 - 2
Yorkshire +16 17 £37,500 -11.76% 4
East Midlands +9 13 £42,500 -10.53% 3
North East +5 10 £57,500 +27.78% 1
Northern Ireland -4 1 - -

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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 1,472 (90.86%) Python
2 995 (61.42%) SQL
3 765 (47.22%) Analytics
4 570 (35.19%) Data Science
5 563 (34.75%) Machine Learning
6 554 (34.20%) Finance
7 448 (27.65%) Business Intelligence
8 445 (27.47%) Agile Software Development
9 386 (23.83%) Java
10 340 (20.99%) Degree
10 340 (20.99%) Mathematics
10 340 (20.99%) AWS
11 336 (20.74%) Software Engineering
12 328 (20.25%) Data Analytics
13 313 (19.32%) Analytical Skills
14 312 (19.26%) Power BI
14 312 (19.26%) Power Platform
15 297 (18.33%) Visualisation
16 295 (18.21%) Azure
17 293 (18.09%) Big Data
18 264 (16.30%) Tableau
19 260 (16.05%) C#
20 256 (15.80%) Data Analysis
20 256 (15.80%) Computer Science
21 251 (15.49%) Derivative
22 246 (15.19%) Asset Management
23 236 (14.57%) Algorithms
24 232 (14.32%) Artificial Intelligence
25 231 (14.26%) Hadoop
26 230 (14.20%) Front Office

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
1 224 (13.83%) Apache Spark
2 195 (12.04%) SAS
3 41 (2.53%) Apache
4 26 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
5 24 (1.48%) Confluence
6 23 (1.42%) Jupyter
7 16 (0.99%) Apache Airflow
8 14 (0.86%) Apache Solr
8 14 (0.86%) SharePoint
9 10 (0.62%) OpenStack
9 10 (0.62%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.49%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.37%) IPython
12 5 (0.31%) Tornado
13 2 (0.12%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.12%) JBoss
13 2 (0.12%) Mendix
13 2 (0.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 2 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 1 (0.062%) Luigi
Applications
1 148 (9.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (2.47%) SPSS
3 24 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
4 16 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.25%) Notepad++
6 3 (0.19%) Gephi
6 3 (0.19%) Stata
7 2 (0.12%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.12%) EViews
7 2 (0.12%) GNU Octave
8 1 (0.062%) CPLEX
8 1 (0.062%) Weka
Business Applications
1 57 (3.52%) PolarLake
2 56 (3.46%) Eagle PACE
2 56 (3.46%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.31%) RiskWrite
3 5 (0.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 3 (0.19%) FastStats
4 3 (0.19%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.12%) Rolfe and Nolan
5 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.12%) SAP InfiniteInsight
5 2 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.062%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.062%) Data Workbench
6 1 (0.062%) HFM
6 1 (0.062%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 340 (20.99%) AWS
2 312 (19.26%) Power Platform
3 295 (18.21%) Azure
4 137 (8.46%) GCP
5 71 (4.38%) OpenShift
6 53 (3.27%) Azure Data Factory
7 50 (3.09%) Amazon S3
8 43 (2.65%) Amazon SQS
9 40 (2.47%) Serverless
10 36 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
11 34 (2.10%) Azure Machine Learning
12 29 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
12 29 (1.79%) SaaS
13 27 (1.67%) Amazon ECS
14 25 (1.54%) Google Analytics
15 23 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
16 16 (0.99%) Amazon SageMaker
17 13 (0.80%) Amazon EMR
18 12 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
19 9 (0.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (0.80%) DNS
2 10 (0.62%) DHCP
2 10 (0.62%) Firewall
2 10 (0.62%) HTTP
3 6 (0.37%) FIX Connectivity
3 6 (0.37%) Skype
4 5 (0.31%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.25%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.19%) Bluetooth
6 3 (0.19%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.19%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (0.19%) MPLS
6 3 (0.19%) RS-232
6 3 (0.19%) RS-485
6 3 (0.19%) SSL
6 3 (0.19%) VPN
6 3 (0.19%) Wireless
6 3 (0.19%) ZigBee
7 2 (0.12%) Multicast
7 2 (0.12%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 312 (19.26%) Power BI
2 293 (18.09%) Big Data
3 231 (14.26%) Hadoop
4 215 (13.27%) SQL Server
5 199 (12.28%) NoSQL
6 190 (11.73%) Data Warehouse
7 162 (10.00%) Relational Database
8 142 (8.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 101 (6.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 94 (5.80%) Data Lake
11 83 (5.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 67 (4.14%) Data Mining
13 66 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
14 63 (3.89%) MongoDB
15 58 (3.58%) Amazon Redshift
16 55 (3.40%) Apache Hive
17 50 (3.09%) Amazon Athena
18 46 (2.84%) QlikView
19 40 (2.47%) MySQL
20 38 (2.35%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 95 (5.86%) Git (software)
2 71 (4.38%) Artifactory
3 68 (4.20%) RStudio
4 37 (2.28%) JIRA
5 35 (2.16%) Jenkins
6 22 (1.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 21 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 14 (0.86%) Bitbucket
10 11 (0.68%) Vagrant
11 10 (0.62%) Subversion
12 8 (0.49%) Visual Studio
13 7 (0.43%) Eclipse
14 6 (0.37%) GitLab
15 5 (0.31%) Bitbucket Server
15 5 (0.31%) Flyway
15 5 (0.31%) git-flow
15 5 (0.31%) Liquibase
16 4 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
16 4 (0.25%) TeamCity
General
1 554 (34.20%) Finance
2 230 (14.20%) Front Office
3 164 (10.12%) Marketing
4 89 (5.49%) Banking
5 61 (3.77%) Retail
6 56 (3.46%) Back Office
7 31 (1.91%) Advertising
8 27 (1.67%) Aerospace
8 27 (1.67%) Legal
9 24 (1.48%) Telecoms
10 23 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
11 20 (1.23%) Games
11 20 (1.23%) Public Sector
12 18 (1.11%) Investment Banking
12 18 (1.11%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.62%) Automotive
14 8 (0.49%) Electronics
14 8 (0.49%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.43%) Law
16 6 (0.37%) Billing
Job Titles
1 369 (22.78%) Analyst
2 319 (19.69%) Data Scientist
3 294 (18.15%) Developer
4 188 (11.60%) Data Analyst
5 139 (8.58%) Python Developer
6 130 (8.02%) Data Engineer
7 127 (7.84%) Senior Data Scientist
8 124 (7.65%) Software Engineer
9 99 (6.11%) Java Developer
10 95 (5.86%) Architect
11 80 (4.94%) Senior Developer
12 75 (4.63%) SQL Analyst
13 74 (4.57%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 71 (4.38%) Graduate
15 69 (4.26%) Consultant
15 69 (4.26%) Junior
16 67 (4.14%) Python Engineer
17 61 (3.77%) Senior Analyst
18 60 (3.70%) C# Developer
19 59 (3.64%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (13.52%) Web Services
2 184 (11.36%) .NET
3 124 (7.65%) Natural Language Processing
4 85 (5.25%) React
5 82 (5.06%) AngularJS
6 70 (4.32%) Node.js
7 55 (3.40%) HTML
8 54 (3.33%) TensorFlow
9 53 (3.27%) scikit-learn
10 48 (2.96%) Pandas
11 45 (2.78%) NumPy
12 38 (2.35%) J2EE
13 37 (2.28%) Kafka
14 35 (2.16%) REST
15 31 (1.91%) CSS
16 26 (1.60%) MDX
17 25 (1.54%) XML
18 22 (1.36%) HTML5
19 21 (1.30%) SciPy
20 18 (1.11%) Keras
Miscellaneous
1 313 (19.32%) Analytical Skills
2 251 (15.49%) Derivative
3 236 (14.57%) Algorithms
4 220 (13.58%) Fixed Income
5 198 (12.22%) Equities
5 198 (12.22%) Hedge funds
6 128 (7.90%) Greenfield Project
7 85 (5.25%) Data Structures
8 78 (4.81%) User Experience
9 76 (4.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 73 (4.51%) Reference Data
11 69 (4.26%) Blog
12 52 (3.21%) Management Information System
12 52 (3.21%) Public Cloud
13 50 (3.09%) Equity Derivative
14 48 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
15 19 (1.17%) Credit Risk
16 17 (1.05%) Market Risk
17 16 (0.99%) Social Media
18 12 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 90 (5.56%) Linux
2 80 (4.94%) Windows
3 21 (1.30%) Unix
4 14 (0.86%) Windows Server
5 8 (0.49%) CentOS
6 7 (0.43%) VMS
6 7 (0.43%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.37%) Solaris
7 6 (0.37%) SUSE
8 5 (0.31%) Debian
8 5 (0.31%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.19%) Android
10 3 (0.19%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.19%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.19%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.19%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 765 (47.22%) Analytics
2 570 (35.19%) Data Science
3 563 (34.75%) Machine Learning
4 448 (27.65%) Business Intelligence
5 445 (27.47%) Agile Software Development
6 340 (20.99%) Mathematics
7 336 (20.74%) Software Engineering
8 328 (20.25%) Data Analytics
9 297 (18.33%) Visualisation
10 256 (15.80%) Computer Science
10 256 (15.80%) Data Analysis
11 246 (15.19%) Asset Management
12 232 (14.32%) Artificial Intelligence
13 180 (11.11%) Microservices
14 177 (10.93%) Data Modelling
15 173 (10.68%) ETL
16 172 (10.62%) Statistics
17 171 (10.56%) Data Visualisation
18 168 (10.37%) Decision-Making
19 144 (8.89%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,472 (90.86%) Python
2 995 (61.42%) SQL
3 386 (23.83%) Java
4 260 (16.05%) C#
5 228 (14.07%) JavaScript
6 220 (13.58%) C++
7 176 (10.86%) MATLAB
8 114 (7.04%) Scala
9 80 (4.94%) VBA
10 71 (4.38%) C
11 63 (3.89%) T-SQL
12 41 (2.53%) PowerShell
13 37 (2.28%) PL/SQL
14 36 (2.22%) Perl
15 34 (2.10%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 24 (1.48%) Bash Shell
17 22 (1.36%) Julia
18 19 (1.17%) Go
19 17 (1.05%) TypeScript
19 17 (1.05%) VB
Qualifications
1 340 (20.99%) Degree
2 107 (6.60%) PhD
3 68 (4.20%) Computer Science Degree
4 58 (3.58%) Security Cleared
5 41 (2.53%) SC Cleared
6 40 (2.47%) Numerate Degree
7 32 (1.98%) Master's Degree
8 25 (1.54%) DV Cleared
9 21 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (0.68%) ISTQB
10 11 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.49%) CFA
12 6 (0.37%) CBAP
13 5 (0.31%) CISSP
13 5 (0.31%) Postgraduate
14 3 (0.19%) CCNA
14 3 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.19%) MCP
14 3 (0.19%) MCSE
14 3 (0.19%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (3.83%) Data Quality
2 44 (2.72%) QA
3 22 (1.36%) Actionable Recommendations
4 11 (0.68%) GDPR
5 8 (0.49%) MiFID
6 7 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
6 7 (0.43%) EMIR
7 4 (0.25%) IFRS
7 4 (0.25%) IFRS 9
8 3 (0.19%) COBIT
8 3 (0.19%) GxP
8 3 (0.19%) NIST
8 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.062%) Basel II
10 1 (0.062%) COREP
10 1 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.062%) ITGC
10 1 (0.062%) SLA
System Software
1 157 (9.69%) Docker
2 19 (1.17%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.68%) VirtualBox
4 10 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.62%) vSphere
5 6 (0.37%) Apache Flume
5 6 (0.37%) HDFS
6 1 (0.062%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 110 (6.79%) Kubernetes
2 51 (3.15%) Terraform
3 17 (1.05%) Kibana
4 14 (0.86%) Ansible
5 11 (0.68%) Docker Swarm
6 10 (0.62%) Oozie
6 10 (0.62%) SCCM
6 10 (0.62%) SCOM
6 10 (0.62%) vCenter Server
7 4 (0.25%) Control-M
8 3 (0.19%) logstash
9 2 (0.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 264 (16.30%) Tableau
2 183 (11.30%) Microsoft
3 83 (5.12%) Oracle
4 77 (4.75%) Google
5 71 (4.38%) Bloomberg
6 69 (4.26%) Databricks
7 62 (3.83%) Reuters
8 39 (2.41%) Informatica
9 37 (2.28%) MicroStrategy
10 30 (1.85%) Alteryx
11 28 (1.73%) Splunk
11 28 (1.73%) Talend
12 24 (1.48%) Hortonworks
13 23 (1.42%) Cloudera
14 19 (1.17%) SAP
15 18 (1.11%) Dataiku
15 18 (1.11%) IBM
16 16 (0.99%) Teradata
17 15 (0.93%) Sparx
18 13 (0.80%) Sybase