Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

R
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 283 397 468
Rank change year-on-year +114 +71 +174
Permanent jobs citing R 2162 1456 1365
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.21% 0.77% 0.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.19% 1.46% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1591 1258 1093
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% -
10th Percentile £31,500 £32,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -3.23% +13.41%

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 98643 99721 112937
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.34% 52.86% 51.67%
Number of salaries quoted 81151 86001 96555
UK median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +1.27%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 +110 2048 £60,000 +14.29% 88
London +91 1326 £67,000 +11.67% 45
UK excluding London +106 808 £47,500 +5.56% 46
South East +104 263 £55,000 +4.76% 15
North of England +11 148 £50,000 +17.65% 10
East of England +91 116 £43,750 -1.69% 8
Midlands +28 116 £40,000 -11.11% 5
North West -2 91 £55,000 +37.50% 6
South West +26 74 £60,000 +20.00% 4
West Midlands +36 73 £41,500 +5.73% 5
Scotland +39 65 £45,000 +1.69% 1
Yorkshire +38 51 £46,500 +9.41% 4
East Midlands +6 42 £40,000 -11.11%
Wales +31 27 £42,500 -15.00% 3
North East +6 6 £35,500 -27.18%

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 1552 (71.79%) Python
2 1118 (51.71%) SQL
3 1004 (46.44%) Analytics
4 750 (34.69%) Finance
5 730 (33.77%) Degree
6 721 (33.35%) Machine Learning
7 705 (32.61%) Analytical Skills
8 613 (28.35%) Big Data
9 594 (27.47%) Java
10 584 (27.01%) Mathematics
11 528 (24.42%) Agile Software Development
12 518 (23.96%) SAS
13 484 (22.39%) Hadoop
14 442 (20.44%) Computer Science
15 419 (19.38%) Visualisation
16 414 (19.15%) Statistics
17 411 (19.01%) Banking
18 400 (18.50%) Business Intelligence
19 399 (18.46%) MATLAB
20 387 (17.90%) Apache Spark
21 380 (17.58%) Data Analytics
22 377 (17.44%) Tableau
23 375 (17.35%) Data Analysis
24 374 (17.30%) Algorithms
25 341 (15.77%) Asset Management
26 340 (15.73%) Investment Banking
27 339 (15.68%) PhD
28 327 (15.12%) C++
29 325 (15.03%) Retail Banking
30 317 (14.66%) Wealth Management

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
1 518 (23.96%) SAS
2 387 (17.90%) Apache Spark
3 53 (2.45%) Apache Pig
4 34 (1.57%) Apache
5 20 (0.93%) SharePoint
6 14 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (0.56%) Jupyter
8 10 (0.46%) GeoServer
9 7 (0.32%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.28%) ArcGIS
10 6 (0.28%) Confluence
10 6 (0.28%) Jetty
10 6 (0.28%) nginx
11 5 (0.23%) JBoss
11 5 (0.23%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.093%) DNN
12 2 (0.093%) Tornado
13 1 (0.046%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.046%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.046%) IIS
Applications
1 211 (9.76%) SPSS
2 152 (7.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (1.62%) Microsoft Office
4 25 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 21 (0.97%) Stata
6 16 (0.74%) S-PLUS
7 11 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.32%) GNU Octave
8 7 (0.32%) Mathematica
9 4 (0.19%) Maple
10 3 (0.14%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.14%) CPLEX
10 3 (0.14%) MS Visio
11 2 (0.093%) Gephi
11 2 (0.093%) LaTeX
11 2 (0.093%) Microsoft Project
11 2 (0.093%) Weka
12 1 (0.046%) Doxygen
12 1 (0.046%) EViews
12 1 (0.046%) Vensim
Business Applications
1 18 (0.83%) SAP InfiniteInsight
2 15 (0.69%) SAP ERP
3 14 (0.65%) Adobe Campaign
4 7 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.28%) WebTrends
6 5 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.14%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.093%) Actimize
9 2 (0.093%) HFM
9 2 (0.093%) Hyperion Enterprise
9 2 (0.093%) Oracle AML
9 2 (0.093%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.093%) Unica
10 1 (0.046%) FastStats
10 1 (0.046%) Oracle Assets
10 1 (0.046%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.046%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 1 (0.046%) SAP SRM
10 1 (0.046%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 214 (9.90%) Amazon AWS
2 204 (9.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (3.42%) Azure Machine Learning
4 51 (2.36%) SaaS
5 50 (2.31%) Google Cloud Platform
6 39 (1.80%) Google Analytics
7 37 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
8 33 (1.53%) PaaS
9 30 (1.39%) Amazon S3
10 27 (1.25%) GitHub
11 23 (1.06%) Azure Data Factory
12 22 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
13 14 (0.65%) Amazon EMR
14 13 (0.60%) Amazon Kinesis
14 13 (0.60%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 11 (0.51%) Google Tag Manager
16 9 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
17 7 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
17 7 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
18 6 (0.28%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.02%) Internet
2 16 (0.74%) SSL
3 13 (0.60%) HTTP
4 12 (0.56%) TCP/IP
4 12 (0.56%) Wireless
5 10 (0.46%) LAN
6 8 (0.37%) Cisco Wireless
6 8 (0.37%) WAN
7 6 (0.28%) Skype
8 3 (0.14%) SMS
8 3 (0.14%) VPN
9 2 (0.093%) 3G
9 2 (0.093%) Network Security
9 2 (0.093%) WLAN
10 1 (0.046%) Broadband
10 1 (0.046%) Firewall
10 1 (0.046%) FTP
10 1 (0.046%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.046%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 613 (28.35%) Big Data
2 484 (22.39%) Hadoop
3 312 (14.43%) Data Warehouse
3 312 (14.43%) SQL Server
4 216 (9.99%) NoSQL
5 184 (8.51%) Data Mining
6 174 (8.05%) Power BI
7 146 (6.75%) Apache Hive
8 141 (6.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 139 (6.43%) QlikView
10 137 (6.34%) MongoDB
11 105 (4.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 104 (4.81%) Relational Database
13 103 (4.76%) OLAP
14 96 (4.44%) Oracle OLAP
15 78 (3.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 76 (3.52%) Apache Cassandra
17 71 (3.28%) Spotfire
18 54 (2.50%) Amazon Redshift
19 51 (2.36%) HBase
Development Applications
1 66 (3.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 59 (2.73%) RStudio
3 43 (1.99%) Git (software)
4 40 (1.85%) Subversion
5 30 (1.39%) Visual Studio
6 22 (1.02%) Jenkins
7 18 (0.83%) Talend Open Studio
8 13 (0.60%) JIRA
9 12 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (0.51%) TeamCity
10 11 (0.51%) Travis CI
11 10 (0.46%) Gradle
11 10 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (0.42%) Maven
13 8 (0.37%) Selenium
14 7 (0.32%) Toad
15 6 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 4 (0.19%) Clang
16 4 (0.19%) Cucumber
16 4 (0.19%) GCC
General
1 750 (34.69%) Finance
2 411 (19.01%) Banking
3 340 (15.73%) Investment Banking
4 325 (15.03%) Retail Banking
5 233 (10.78%) Marketing
6 115 (5.32%) Retail
7 88 (4.07%) Front Office
8 71 (3.28%) Financial Institution
9 60 (2.78%) Games
10 53 (2.45%) Telecoms
11 45 (2.08%) Advertising
12 30 (1.39%) Electronics
13 29 (1.34%) Manufacturing
14 20 (0.93%) Automotive
15 16 (0.74%) Aerospace
16 12 (0.56%) French Language
17 9 (0.42%) Legal
18 8 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
19 7 (0.32%) Back Office
20 5 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 576 (26.64%) Data Scientist
2 487 (22.53%) Analyst
3 385 (17.81%) Developer
4 188 (8.70%) Data Analyst
5 122 (5.64%) Software Engineer
6 113 (5.23%) Consultant
7 96 (4.44%) Senior Data Scientist
8 87 (4.02%) Architect
9 83 (3.84%) Quantitative Developer
10 79 (3.65%) Analytics Manager
11 76 (3.52%) Machine Learning Scientist
12 75 (3.47%) Data Manager
13 69 (3.19%) Data Engineer
14 66 (3.05%) Senior Analyst
15 62 (2.87%) Qualitative Analyst
15 62 (2.87%) Quantitative Analyst
16 59 (2.73%) Enterprise Architect
17 55 (2.54%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 55 (2.54%) Governance Analyst
18 54 (2.50%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (7.08%) .NET
2 135 (6.24%) Natural Language Processing
3 129 (5.97%) CSS
4 122 (5.64%) HTML
5 81 (3.75%) Node.js
6 73 (3.38%) TensorFlow
7 72 (3.33%) Web Services
8 61 (2.82%) JSON
9 60 (2.78%) ASP.NET
10 57 (2.64%) REST
11 56 (2.59%) AngularJS
12 47 (2.17%) NumPy
13 45 (2.08%) Kafka
14 43 (1.99%) Django
15 41 (1.90%) D3.js
15 41 (1.90%) Pandas
16 33 (1.53%) XML
17 30 (1.39%) HTML5
17 30 (1.39%) Ruby on Rails
18 28 (1.30%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 705 (32.61%) Analytical Skills
2 442 (20.44%) Computer Science
3 374 (17.30%) Algorithms
4 104 (4.81%) Enterprise Software
5 98 (4.53%) Management Information System
6 64 (2.96%) Data Structures
7 52 (2.41%) Fintech
8 45 (2.08%) Credit Risk
9 40 (1.85%) User Experience
10 36 (1.67%) Equities
11 34 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 33 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
13 31 (1.43%) Hedge funds
13 31 (1.43%) Market Risk
14 25 (1.16%) Social Media
15 15 (0.69%) Data Centre
15 15 (0.69%) Mobile App
16 14 (0.65%) Derivative
16 14 (0.65%) Virtual Team
17 11 (0.51%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 150 (6.94%) Unix
2 128 (5.92%) Linux
3 35 (1.62%) Windows
4 9 (0.42%) Android
5 4 (0.19%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.14%) CoreOS
7 1 (0.046%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.046%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.046%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1004 (46.44%) Analytics
2 721 (33.35%) Machine Learning
3 584 (27.01%) Mathematics
4 528 (24.42%) Agile Software Development
5 419 (19.38%) Visualisation
6 414 (19.15%) Statistics
7 400 (18.50%) Business Intelligence
8 380 (17.58%) Data Analytics
9 375 (17.35%) Data Analysis
10 341 (15.77%) Asset Management
11 317 (14.66%) Wealth Management
12 265 (12.26%) Data Visualisation
13 245 (11.33%) Software Engineering
14 202 (9.34%) SDLC
15 187 (8.65%) ETL
16 171 (7.91%) Physics
17 168 (7.77%) Statistical Analysis
18 166 (7.68%) Data Modelling
19 157 (7.26%) Artificial Intelligence
20 154 (7.12%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1552 (71.79%) Python
2 1118 (51.71%) SQL
3 594 (27.47%) Java
4 399 (18.46%) MATLAB
5 327 (15.12%) C++
6 255 (11.79%) Scala
7 221 (10.22%) JavaScript
8 201 (9.30%) C#
9 161 (7.45%) Perl
10 134 (6.20%) T-SQL
11 103 (4.76%) VBA
12 100 (4.63%) PL/SQL
13 99 (4.58%) C
14 76 (3.52%) Julia
15 53 (2.45%) Ruby
16 37 (1.71%) Go
17 34 (1.57%) PHP
18 33 (1.53%) PowerShell
19 26 (1.20%) VB.NET
20 19 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 730 (33.77%) Degree
2 339 (15.68%) PhD
3 154 (7.12%) Computer Science Degree
4 98 (4.53%) Master's Degree
5 94 (4.35%) Numerate Degree
6 50 (2.31%) Security Cleared
7 19 (0.88%) Postgraduate
8 17 (0.79%) SC Cleared
9 15 (0.69%) DV Cleared
10 10 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.37%) CCDP
12 7 (0.32%) ISEB
13 4 (0.19%) HND
13 4 (0.19%) SAS Certification
14 3 (0.14%) MCP
14 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.14%) PMI Certification
15 2 (0.093%) CCNA
15 2 (0.093%) CCNP
15 2 (0.093%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (3.79%) Data Quality
2 56 (2.59%) QA
3 20 (0.93%) Actionable Recommendations
4 12 (0.56%) IFRS
4 12 (0.56%) IFRS 9
5 11 (0.51%) MiFID
6 9 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
6 9 (0.42%) EMIR
7 7 (0.32%) SLA
8 6 (0.28%) Basel III
9 3 (0.14%) GDPR
10 2 (0.093%) GCP
10 2 (0.093%) PMO
10 2 (0.093%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.046%) Basel II
11 1 (0.046%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.046%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 44 (2.04%) Docker
2 37 (1.71%) HDFS
3 27 (1.25%) Apache Flume
4 12 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.23%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.093%) KVM
8 1 (0.046%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.046%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (0.42%) Kubernetes
3 8 (0.37%) Puppet
3 8 (0.37%) Terraform
4 6 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
5 5 (0.23%) Mesos
6 3 (0.14%) Prometheus
6 3 (0.14%) Rundeck
7 2 (0.093%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.093%) Oozie
7 2 (0.093%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.046%) Ambari
8 1 (0.046%) logstash
8 1 (0.046%) StatsD
Vendors
1 377 (17.44%) Tableau
2 282 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 257 (11.89%) Oracle
4 119 (5.50%) Google
5 64 (2.96%) SAP
6 50 (2.31%) Alteryx
7 42 (1.94%) Teradata
8 39 (1.80%) Cloudera
9 35 (1.62%) Hortonworks
10 29 (1.34%) IBM
11 28 (1.30%) Adobe
11 28 (1.30%) Informatica
12 24 (1.11%) Cognos
12 24 (1.11%) MicroStrategy
13 23 (1.06%) Netezza
14 20 (0.93%) VMware
15 18 (0.83%) Talend
16 16 (0.74%) MapR
17 14 (0.65%) Capita
17 14 (0.65%) Twitter