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

R
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 282 376 446
Rank change year-on-year +94 +70  
Permanent jobs citing R 1005 784 688
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.13% 0.80% 0.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.02% 1.51% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 756 672 548
Median salary £56,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.81% +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £36,025 £30,775
10% offered a salary of more than £92,500 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +17.64%  

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 49700 51839 57255
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 55.88% 52.85% 51.52%
Number of salaries quoted 93836 99725 108602
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £28,375 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for R in the UK

R
Top 11 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 29 June 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 +92 956 £57,500 +1.76% 104
London +70 606 £65,000 +8.33% 69
UK excluding London +51 381 £45,000 -10.00% 46
North of England +26 88 £52,500 +31.25% 8
South East +21 87 £45,000 -18.18% 10
Midlands +42 71 £42,500 - 1
East of England +33 69 £60,000 +50.00% 9
South West -40 32 £60,000 +11.11% 7
Scotland +19 26 £45,000 -2.17% 9
Wales -6 5 £49,700 +2.47% 2
Northern Ireland - 3 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 1323 (69.41%) Python
2 1062 (55.72%) SQL
3 1050 (55.09%) Analytics
4 730 (38.30%) Machine Learning
5 671 (35.20%) Degree
6 640 (33.58%) Big Data
7 612 (32.11%) Analytical Skills
8 567 (29.75%) Finance
9 524 (27.49%) Mathematics
10 512 (26.86%) SAS
10 512 (26.86%) Hadoop
11 478 (25.08%) Visualisation
12 439 (23.03%) Business Intelligence
13 438 (22.98%) Java
14 403 (21.14%) Computer Science
15 395 (20.72%) Statistics
16 390 (20.46%) Tableau
17 359 (18.84%) Algorithms
18 358 (18.78%) MATLAB
19 342 (17.94%) Agile Software Development
20 334 (17.52%) PhD
21 332 (17.42%) Apache Spark
22 321 (16.84%) Data Visualisation
23 300 (15.74%) Data Analytics
24 298 (15.63%) Data Analysis
25 282 (14.80%) Marketing
26 264 (13.85%) Retail
27 262 (13.75%) SQL Server
28 242 (12.70%) Scala
29 240 (12.59%) Microsoft

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
1 512 (26.86%) SAS
2 332 (17.42%) Apache Spark
3 68 (3.57%) Apache Pig
4 67 (3.52%) Apache
5 37 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (0.52%) nginx
7 8 (0.42%) Apache Solr
7 8 (0.42%) JBoss
7 8 (0.42%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
8 7 (0.37%) ArcGIS
8 7 (0.37%) Confluence
8 7 (0.37%) Luigi
9 6 (0.31%) CMS
9 6 (0.31%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.21%) Ethereum
10 4 (0.21%) Hyperledger
10 4 (0.21%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.16%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.10%) uWSGI
Applications
1 196 (10.28%) SPSS
2 170 (8.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 44 (2.31%) Stata
4 38 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
5 25 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 16 (0.84%) EViews
7 12 (0.63%) SPSS Modeler
8 7 (0.37%) Simulink
8 7 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.26%) GNU Octave
9 5 (0.26%) MS Visio
10 4 (0.21%) Gephi
11 3 (0.16%) S-PLUS
12 2 (0.10%) Mathcad
13 1 (0.052%) LaTeX
13 1 (0.052%) Weka
Business Applications
1 30 (1.57%) Adobe Campaign
2 29 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 21 (1.10%) SAP InfiniteInsight
4 5 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.26%) Unica
5 4 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.21%) Eloqua
5 4 (0.21%) FastStats
5 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
6 3 (0.16%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
6 3 (0.16%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.10%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.10%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 152 (7.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 131 (6.87%) Amazon AWS
3 70 (3.67%) Google Analytics
4 69 (3.62%) Azure Machine Learning
5 52 (2.73%) Google Cloud Platform
6 29 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (1.05%) GitHub
8 14 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (0.68%) Amazon S3
10 12 (0.63%) Google Tag Manager
11 11 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
11 11 (0.58%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 11 (0.58%) SaaS
12 6 (0.31%) IaaS
13 3 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.16%) FinancialForce.com
13 3 (0.16%) Force.com
13 3 (0.16%) PaaS
13 3 (0.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 2 (0.10%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 13 (0.68%) Wireless
2 12 (0.63%) Cisco Wireless
3 9 (0.47%) LAN
3 9 (0.47%) WAN
4 8 (0.42%) Internet
5 6 (0.31%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (0.31%) HTTP
5 6 (0.31%) VPN
5 6 (0.31%) Wireless Security
6 5 (0.26%) FlexRay
7 4 (0.21%) FTP
8 3 (0.16%) LDAP
8 3 (0.16%) MVNO
8 3 (0.16%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.10%) Skype
9 2 (0.10%) SSL
9 2 (0.10%) Symposium
10 1 (0.052%) Broadband
10 1 (0.052%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.052%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 640 (33.58%) Big Data
2 512 (26.86%) Hadoop
3 262 (13.75%) SQL Server
4 226 (11.86%) Data Warehouse
5 209 (10.97%) QlikView
6 195 (10.23%) Data Mining
7 162 (8.50%) NoSQL
7 162 (8.50%) Power BI
8 151 (7.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 134 (7.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 129 (6.77%) Relational Database
11 126 (6.61%) Apache Hive
12 110 (5.77%) MongoDB
13 85 (4.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 79 (4.14%) Spotfire
15 67 (3.52%) Apache Cassandra
16 46 (2.41%) SQL Server 2016
17 45 (2.36%) MySQL
17 45 (2.36%) RDBMS
18 44 (2.31%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 41 (2.15%) Git (software)
2 34 (1.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 31 (1.63%) JIRA
3 31 (1.63%) RStudio
4 23 (1.21%) Visual Studio
5 22 (1.15%) Subversion
6 18 (0.94%) Talend Open Studio
7 15 (0.79%) Jenkins
8 7 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (0.31%) Travis CI
10 5 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
11 4 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.21%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.21%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.21%) Yeoman
12 2 (0.10%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.10%) JUnit
12 2 (0.10%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (0.10%) ReSharper
General
1 567 (29.75%) Finance
2 282 (14.80%) Marketing
3 264 (13.85%) Retail
4 222 (11.65%) Banking
5 144 (7.56%) Investment Banking
6 138 (7.24%) Retail Banking
7 74 (3.88%) Telecoms
8 69 (3.62%) Front Office
9 56 (2.94%) Games
10 43 (2.26%) Financial Institution
11 42 (2.20%) Electronics
12 41 (2.15%) Manufacturing
13 34 (1.78%) Advertising
14 21 (1.10%) French Language
15 20 (1.05%) Legal
16 17 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
17 12 (0.63%) Aerospace
18 11 (0.58%) Automotive
19 8 (0.42%) Law
20 7 (0.37%) German Language
Job Titles
1 587 (30.80%) Data Scientist
2 412 (21.62%) Analyst
3 300 (15.74%) Developer
4 154 (8.08%) Data Analyst
5 133 (6.98%) Senior Data Scientist
6 122 (6.40%) Consultant
7 87 (4.56%) Analytics Manager
8 77 (4.04%) Data Engineer
9 72 (3.78%) Data Manager
10 68 (3.57%) Architect
11 65 (3.41%) Data Consultant
12 64 (3.36%) Analytics Consultant
13 61 (3.20%) Software Engineer
14 58 (3.04%) Senior Analyst
15 55 (2.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 55 (2.89%) Data Analytics Manager
15 55 (2.89%) SQL Analyst
16 54 (2.83%) Machine Learning Scientist
17 52 (2.73%) Business Intelligence Analyst
18 49 (2.57%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (9.23%) .NET
2 113 (5.93%) Natural Language Processing
3 92 (4.83%) HTML
4 75 (3.93%) CSS
5 58 (3.04%) Kafka
6 52 (2.73%) Web Services
7 51 (2.68%) D3.js
8 42 (2.20%) AngularJS
9 41 (2.15%) NumPy
10 38 (1.99%) ASP.NET
11 32 (1.68%) Pandas
12 29 (1.52%) TensorFlow
13 26 (1.36%) JSON
13 26 (1.36%) REST
14 23 (1.21%) SciPy
15 19 (1.00%) Django
16 18 (0.94%) jQuery
16 18 (0.94%) Node.js
17 17 (0.89%) LAMP
17 17 (0.89%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 612 (32.11%) Analytical Skills
2 403 (21.14%) Computer Science
3 359 (18.84%) Algorithms
4 74 (3.88%) Management Information System
5 55 (2.89%) Credit Risk
6 49 (2.57%) Fintech
7 46 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
8 41 (2.15%) Data Structures
9 36 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 32 (1.68%) Derivative
11 27 (1.42%) User Experience
12 25 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
12 25 (1.31%) Hedge funds
13 22 (1.15%) Equities
14 18 (0.94%) Equity Derivative
14 18 (0.94%) Fixed Income
14 18 (0.94%) Market Risk
15 13 (0.68%) Mainframe
15 13 (0.68%) Mobile App
15 13 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 126 (6.61%) Linux
2 66 (3.46%) Unix
3 38 (1.99%) Windows
4 6 (0.31%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.26%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.16%) Android
8 2 (0.10%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.10%) MVS
8 2 (0.10%) Solaris
9 1 (0.052%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1050 (55.09%) Analytics
2 730 (38.30%) Machine Learning
3 524 (27.49%) Mathematics
4 478 (25.08%) Visualisation
5 439 (23.03%) Business Intelligence
6 395 (20.72%) Statistics
7 342 (17.94%) Agile Software Development
8 321 (16.84%) Data Visualisation
9 300 (15.74%) Data Analytics
10 298 (15.63%) Data Analysis
11 239 (12.54%) ETL
12 183 (9.60%) Data Modelling
12 183 (9.60%) Statistical Modelling
13 180 (9.44%) Physics
14 176 (9.23%) Asset Management
15 170 (8.92%) Statistical Analysis
16 162 (8.50%) Predictive Analytics
17 153 (8.03%) Predictive Modelling
18 148 (7.76%) Software Engineering
19 132 (6.93%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 1323 (69.41%) Python
2 1062 (55.72%) SQL
3 438 (22.98%) Java
4 358 (18.78%) MATLAB
5 242 (12.70%) Scala
6 211 (11.07%) C++
7 207 (10.86%) C#
8 113 (5.93%) JavaScript
9 110 (5.77%) T-SQL
10 91 (4.77%) VBA
11 85 (4.46%) C
12 63 (3.31%) Perl
13 36 (1.89%) PowerShell
14 34 (1.78%) Ruby
15 32 (1.68%) Julia
15 32 (1.68%) VB.NET
16 29 (1.52%) PHP
17 28 (1.47%) PL/SQL
18 20 (1.05%) VB
19 17 (0.89%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 671 (35.20%) Degree
2 334 (17.52%) PhD
3 151 (7.92%) Numerate Degree
4 121 (6.35%) Master's Degree
5 104 (5.46%) Computer Science Degree
6 44 (2.31%) Security Cleared
7 16 (0.84%) Postgraduate
8 12 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (0.63%) SC Cleared
9 6 (0.31%) CCDP
9 6 (0.31%) CCNP
10 4 (0.21%) CBAP
10 4 (0.21%) IIBA
10 4 (0.21%) MCP
10 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.16%) CFA
12 2 (0.10%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.10%) ISEB
12 2 (0.10%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.10%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (4.25%) Data Quality
2 41 (2.15%) QA
3 10 (0.52%) Actionable Recommendations
4 9 (0.47%) MiFID
5 7 (0.37%) EMIR
6 6 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
6 6 (0.31%) IFRS
7 5 (0.26%) IFRS 9
7 5 (0.26%) ISO 26262
8 3 (0.16%) Basel III
9 2 (0.10%) GCP
9 2 (0.10%) IAS 39
10 1 (0.052%) GDPR
10 1 (0.052%) PMO
10 1 (0.052%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (1.68%) Docker
2 24 (1.26%) Apache Flume
3 19 (1.00%) HDFS
4 10 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.47%) KVM
6 6 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.26%) Active Directory
7 5 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.21%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.052%) LXC
9 1 (0.052%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 1 (0.052%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (0.68%) Kibana
2 11 (0.58%) logstash
3 9 (0.47%) Ambari
3 9 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.37%) Ansible
5 5 (0.26%) Mesos
6 3 (0.16%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.10%) Puppet
8 1 (0.052%) HockeyApp
8 1 (0.052%) Oozie
8 1 (0.052%) StatsD
8 1 (0.052%) Terraform
8 1 (0.052%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 390 (20.46%) Tableau
2 240 (12.59%) Microsoft
3 140 (7.35%) Oracle
4 122 (6.40%) Google
5 74 (3.88%) SAP
6 48 (2.52%) Teradata
7 42 (2.20%) Hortonworks
8 35 (1.84%) MicroStrategy
9 33 (1.73%) IBM
10 30 (1.57%) Adobe
11 24 (1.26%) Netezza
11 24 (1.26%) TIBCO
12 22 (1.15%) Cloudera
13 20 (1.05%) Informatica
14 18 (0.94%) Talend
15 16 (0.84%) Alteryx
15 16 (0.84%) VMware
16 15 (0.79%) Murex
16 15 (0.79%) Optimizely
17 13 (0.68%) Cisco
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Swanley, Kent
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Stott & May
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £150000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Salary: Completely negotiable and excellent with comprehensive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £105000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
North London
Sage UK Limited
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £28000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £80000.00 - £100000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £47400.00 - £57999.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Experis Ltd
Salary: £47400.00 - £57999.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
West London
Martin & Conley
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £23000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Experis Ltd
Salary: £28450.00 - £33249.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £75,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
East London
Freshtechit
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday