Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

R
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 267 288 361
Rank change year-on-year +21 +73 +56
Permanent jobs citing R 1,913 1,986 1,513
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 1.13% 0.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.33% 2.04% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,463 1,635 1,270
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -2.65%
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -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 82,240 97,542 94,080
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.00% 55.69% 53.56%
Number of salaries quoted 67,998 81,955 80,570
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 6 months to 17 February 2019.

Salary histogram for R in the UK

R
Top 16 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 17 February 2019. 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 +22 1,806 £60,000 - 231
London +7 1,096 £70,000 +3.70% 125
UK excluding London +49 793 £47,500 -5.00% 123
South East +45 284 £47,500 -13.64% 26
North of England +69 166 £49,000 +3.16% 21
North West +52 102 £52,500 - 11
South West +25 97 £52,500 -4.55% 11
Midlands +40 94 £42,500 +6.25% 23
Scotland +19 69 £45,000 -7.22% 7
East of England +7 62 £57,500 +4.55% 25
West Midlands +34 59 £42,500 +21.43% 11
Yorkshire +67 55 £42,500 +11.84% 10
East Midlands +17 35 £34,500 -18.82% 12
Northern Ireland +7 19 £42,500 -50.00% 7
North East +17 9 £42,500 -
Wales +4 8 £45,000 -14.61% 3

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 1,521 (79.51%) Python
2 1,090 (56.98%) SQL
3 1,002 (52.38%) Analytics
4 909 (47.52%) Data Science
5 786 (41.09%) Machine Learning
6 623 (32.57%) Mathematics
7 608 (31.78%) Finance
8 553 (28.91%) Visualisation
9 549 (28.70%) Degree
10 518 (27.08%) Java
11 484 (25.30%) Analytical Skills
12 477 (24.93%) Big Data
13 476 (24.88%) Tableau
14 444 (23.21%) Business Intelligence
15 417 (21.80%) Algorithms
16 405 (21.17%) Data Analysis
17 393 (20.54%) Statistics
18 388 (20.28%) C++
19 381 (19.92%) SAS
20 375 (19.60%) Artificial Intelligence
21 370 (19.34%) Agile Software Development
21 370 (19.34%) MATLAB
22 332 (17.35%) C#
23 330 (17.25%) Computer Science
24 324 (16.94%) Data Visualisation
25 322 (16.83%) Hadoop
26 318 (16.62%) Microsoft Azure
27 315 (16.47%) Apache Spark
28 311 (16.26%) Software Engineering
29 298 (15.58%) Data Analytics

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
1 381 (19.92%) SAS
2 315 (16.47%) Apache Spark
3 84 (4.39%) Apache
4 41 (2.14%) SharePoint
5 35 (1.83%) Jupyter
6 33 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
7 26 (1.36%) Apache Pig
8 12 (0.63%) Tomcat
9 9 (0.47%) IIS
10 6 (0.31%) Skype for Business
11 5 (0.26%) Anypoint
11 5 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
11 5 (0.26%) Mule
12 4 (0.21%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.10%) CMS
13 2 (0.10%) Confluence
14 1 (0.052%) Ethereum
14 1 (0.052%) nginx
14 1 (0.052%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 1 (0.052%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 143 (7.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 118 (6.17%) SPSS
3 36 (1.88%) Stata
4 34 (1.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 29 (1.52%) GNU Octave
6 26 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
7 8 (0.42%) Maple
8 7 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.21%) Chatbot
9 4 (0.21%) MS Visio
9 4 (0.21%) Simulink
9 4 (0.21%) Weka
10 3 (0.16%) S-PLUS
11 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
11 2 (0.10%) Stateflow
12 1 (0.052%) InVision
12 1 (0.052%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.052%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 9 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
1 9 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
2 8 (0.42%) Summit
3 6 (0.31%) WebTrends
4 4 (0.21%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.16%) Actimize
6 2 (0.10%) FastStats
6 2 (0.10%) SAP InfiniteInsight
7 1 (0.052%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.052%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.052%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.052%) Rolfe and Nolan
7 1 (0.052%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 318 (16.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 223 (11.66%) Amazon AWS
3 105 (5.49%) Google Cloud Platform
4 69 (3.61%) SaaS
5 53 (2.77%) Google Analytics
6 51 (2.67%) PaaS
7 36 (1.88%) Azure Data Factory
8 27 (1.41%) Data Lake Analytics
9 25 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
10 22 (1.15%) Azure Machine Learning
11 21 (1.10%) Serverless
12 20 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
13 19 (0.99%) Amazon SageMaker
14 18 (0.94%) GitHub
15 15 (0.78%) IaaS
16 14 (0.73%) Adobe Analytics
17 10 (0.52%) Amazon EMR
18 9 (0.47%) Google Tag Manager
19 8 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
19 8 (0.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (0.99%) Internet
2 17 (0.89%) Firewall
3 15 (0.78%) Wireless
4 14 (0.73%) Broadband
5 13 (0.68%) WAN
6 10 (0.52%) Cisco Wireless
6 10 (0.52%) Wireless Security
7 9 (0.47%) H.323
7 9 (0.47%) VPN
8 8 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (0.37%) TCP/IP
10 6 (0.31%) HTTP
11 5 (0.26%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (0.26%) DHCP
12 4 (0.21%) Network Security
12 4 (0.21%) PPP
13 3 (0.16%) BGP
13 3 (0.16%) LAN
13 3 (0.16%) MPLS
13 3 (0.16%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 477 (24.93%) Big Data
2 322 (16.83%) Hadoop
3 297 (15.53%) Power BI
4 242 (12.65%) SQL Server
5 210 (10.98%) Data Warehouse
6 207 (10.82%) Apache Hive
7 174 (9.10%) QlikView
8 166 (8.68%) Data Mining
9 151 (7.89%) NoSQL
10 139 (7.27%) Relational Database
11 130 (6.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 99 (5.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 94 (4.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 78 (4.08%) Text Mining
15 72 (3.76%) Amazon Redshift
15 72 (3.76%) Data Lake
16 70 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
17 56 (2.93%) MongoDB
17 56 (2.93%) MySQL
18 53 (2.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 140 (7.32%) Git (software)
2 57 (2.98%) Jenkins
3 47 (2.46%) Subversion
4 45 (2.35%) Maven
5 34 (1.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 26 (1.36%) Visual Studio
7 23 (1.20%) JIRA
8 20 (1.05%) RStudio
9 19 (0.99%) Artifactory
10 15 (0.78%) Eclipse
11 14 (0.73%) ERwin
11 14 (0.73%) Hudson
12 13 (0.68%) ER Studio
13 12 (0.63%) Ant
14 11 (0.58%) Toad
15 10 (0.52%) gulp
15 10 (0.52%) Vagrant
16 9 (0.47%) Grunt
16 9 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 7 (0.37%) Selenium
General
1 608 (31.78%) Finance
2 172 (8.99%) Banking
3 162 (8.47%) Retail
4 159 (8.31%) Marketing
5 100 (5.23%) Telecoms
6 81 (4.23%) Investment Banking
7 74 (3.87%) Front Office
8 57 (2.98%) Pharmaceutical
9 55 (2.88%) Games
10 48 (2.51%) Manufacturing
11 36 (1.88%) Electronics
12 32 (1.67%) Advertising
13 21 (1.10%) Law
14 20 (1.05%) Publishing
15 17 (0.89%) Legal
16 12 (0.63%) Financial Institution
17 11 (0.58%) Digital Economy
17 11 (0.58%) Military
18 10 (0.52%) Retail Banking
19 7 (0.37%) Billing
Job Titles
1 570 (29.80%) Data Scientist
2 364 (19.03%) Developer
3 350 (18.30%) Analyst
4 221 (11.55%) Data Analyst
5 176 (9.20%) Senior Data Scientist
6 117 (6.12%) Graduate
7 113 (5.91%) Data Engineer
7 113 (5.91%) Senior Analyst
8 110 (5.75%) Consultant
9 94 (4.91%) Java Developer
10 89 (4.65%) C# Developer
11 86 (4.50%) Architect
11 86 (4.50%) Junior
12 80 (4.18%) Graduate Developer
13 69 (3.61%) Graduate C# Developer
14 68 (3.55%) Data Consultant
15 65 (3.40%) Python Developer
15 65 (3.40%) Software Engineer
16 63 (3.29%) Senior Developer
17 62 (3.24%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (8.36%) Natural Language Processing
2 154 (8.05%) .NET
3 101 (5.28%) AngularJS
4 99 (5.18%) HTML
5 98 (5.12%) D3.js
6 96 (5.02%) Kafka
7 80 (4.18%) Web Services
8 73 (3.82%) React
9 72 (3.76%) CSS
9 72 (3.76%) Pandas
10 66 (3.45%) NumPy
11 65 (3.40%) scikit-learn
12 55 (2.88%) Node.js
12 55 (2.88%) TensorFlow
13 54 (2.82%) HTML5
14 46 (2.40%) jQuery
14 46 (2.40%) SciPy
15 45 (2.35%) J2EE
16 42 (2.20%) ASP.NET
16 42 (2.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 484 (25.30%) Analytical Skills
2 417 (21.80%) Algorithms
3 128 (6.69%) Fintech
4 113 (5.91%) Data Structures
5 94 (4.91%) Hedge funds
6 90 (4.70%) User Experience
7 66 (3.45%) Derivative
8 62 (3.24%) Equities
9 53 (2.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 49 (2.56%) Social Network
11 46 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
12 45 (2.35%) Fixed Income
13 44 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
14 29 (1.52%) Cloud Native
15 26 (1.36%) Credit Risk
16 25 (1.31%) Virtual Team
17 22 (1.15%) Blog
18 19 (0.99%) Management Information System
19 18 (0.94%) Market Risk
20 16 (0.84%) Exotic Derivative
Operating Systems
1 120 (6.27%) Linux
2 50 (2.61%) Windows
3 49 (2.56%) Unix
4 25 (1.31%) Android
4 25 (1.31%) Apple iOS
5 15 (0.78%) Ubuntu
6 14 (0.73%) CentOS
7 13 (0.68%) Solaris
8 10 (0.52%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.052%) Debian
11 1 (0.052%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.052%) SUSE
11 1 (0.052%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.052%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.052%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.052%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.052%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,002 (52.38%) Analytics
2 909 (47.52%) Data Science
3 786 (41.09%) Machine Learning
4 623 (32.57%) Mathematics
5 553 (28.91%) Visualisation
6 444 (23.21%) Business Intelligence
7 405 (21.17%) Data Analysis
8 393 (20.54%) Statistics
9 375 (19.60%) Artificial Intelligence
10 370 (19.34%) Agile Software Development
11 330 (17.25%) Computer Science
12 324 (16.94%) Data Visualisation
13 311 (16.26%) Software Engineering
14 298 (15.58%) Data Analytics
15 244 (12.75%) Physics
16 238 (12.44%) Data Modelling
17 234 (12.23%) Problem-Solving
18 192 (10.04%) ETL
19 170 (8.89%) Deep Learning
20 148 (7.74%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 1,521 (79.51%) Python
2 1,090 (56.98%) SQL
3 518 (27.08%) Java
4 388 (20.28%) C++
5 370 (19.34%) MATLAB
6 332 (17.35%) C#
7 193 (10.09%) Scala
8 185 (9.67%) JavaScript
9 108 (5.65%) C
10 85 (4.44%) Ruby
11 83 (4.34%) VBA
12 82 (4.29%) T-SQL
13 48 (2.51%) PHP
14 44 (2.30%) Bash Shell
15 32 (1.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 32 (1.67%) Perl
15 32 (1.67%) PL/SQL
16 29 (1.52%) Go
17 22 (1.15%) Delphi
18 21 (1.10%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 549 (28.70%) Degree
2 285 (14.90%) PhD
3 64 (3.35%) Numerate Degree
4 62 (3.24%) Master's Degree
5 43 (2.25%) Security Cleared
6 40 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
7 18 (0.94%) CCNP
7 18 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (0.84%) Postgraduate
8 16 (0.84%) TOGAF Certification
9 15 (0.78%) ISTQB
10 13 (0.68%) SC Cleared
11 11 (0.58%) ACCA
11 11 (0.58%) CIMA
11 11 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (0.52%) CCNA
13 8 (0.42%) AWS Certification
13 8 (0.42%) DV Cleared
13 8 (0.42%) PMI Certification
14 7 (0.37%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (6.48%) Data Quality
2 37 (1.93%) QA
3 30 (1.57%) GDPR
4 16 (0.84%) Dodd-Frank
5 15 (0.78%) Actionable Recommendations
6 14 (0.73%) EMIR
6 14 (0.73%) MiFID
7 8 (0.42%) IFRS
8 7 (0.37%) IFRS 9
9 6 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
10 5 (0.26%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.16%) FATCA
11 3 (0.16%) SLA
12 1 (0.052%) Basel III
12 1 (0.052%) IEC 62304
12 1 (0.052%) ISO 13485
12 1 (0.052%) ISO 26262
12 1 (0.052%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.052%) MISRA
System Software
1 75 (3.92%) Docker
2 39 (2.04%) HDFS
3 14 (0.73%) Active Directory
4 11 (0.58%) Apache Flume
5 10 (0.52%) VirtualBox
6 9 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.16%) GridGain
8 2 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.10%) vSphere
9 1 (0.052%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 48 (2.51%) Ansible
2 44 (2.30%) Kubernetes
3 41 (2.14%) Hadoop YARN
4 40 (2.09%) Oozie
5 38 (1.99%) Puppet
6 32 (1.67%) Terraform
7 23 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (0.63%) Docker Swarm
9 10 (0.52%) Kibana
10 9 (0.47%) Ambari
11 8 (0.42%) Packer
12 4 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.16%) Cisco Prime
13 3 (0.16%) Istio
13 3 (0.16%) logstash
14 2 (0.10%) Chronos
14 2 (0.10%) Mesos
14 2 (0.10%) Salt
14 2 (0.10%) SCCM
14 2 (0.10%) SCOM
Vendors
1 476 (24.88%) Tableau
2 254 (13.28%) Microsoft
3 138 (7.21%) Google
4 109 (5.70%) Oracle
5 88 (4.60%) SAP
6 54 (2.82%) Alteryx
7 41 (2.14%) Informatica
8 26 (1.36%) Hortonworks
9 24 (1.25%) Teradata
10 23 (1.20%) Databricks
11 22 (1.15%) Cisco
12 21 (1.10%) Cloudera
13 18 (0.94%) Rackspace
13 18 (0.94%) Red Hat
14 17 (0.89%) Ab Initio
14 17 (0.89%) Adobe
14 17 (0.89%) Splunk
15 16 (0.84%) IBM
15 16 (0.84%) Netezza
15 16 (0.84%) WorldPay