Period
to 15 August 2018

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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

R
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 293 295 405
Rank change year-on-year +2 +110 +82
Permanent jobs citing R 1,922 2,074 1,526
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.13% 1.17% 0.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.03% 2.11% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1,551 1,520 1,298
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +11.76%

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 94,639 98,385 103,872
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.80% 55.58% 52.34%
Number of salaries quoted 78,591 81,444 89,884
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% 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 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 2018. 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 -3 1,818 £60,000 - 195
London -15 1,116 £65,000 - 110
UK excluding London +10 764 £50,000 +11.11% 95
South East +35 253 £55,000 +10.00% 24
North of England +59 209 £47,500 - 21
North West +34 121 £50,000 - 12
South West -2 85 £55,000 -6.38% 8
Yorkshire +70 79 £42,500 -15.00% 8
East of England -33 79 £42,500 -29.17% 12
Midlands -31 74 £48,000 +12.94% 19
Scotland -1 55 £52,500 +16.67% 8
West Midlands +21 48 £52,500 +23.53% 8
East Midlands -28 24 £48,000 +12.94% 11
North East -28 9 £42,750 +22.14% 1
Wales -8 7 £43,750 +9.07% 1
Northern Ireland +1 3 £45,000 +100.00% 2

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, 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 1,561 (81.22%) Python
2 1,014 (52.76%) SQL
3 988 (51.40%) Data Science
4 925 (48.13%) Analytics
5 813 (42.30%) Machine Learning
6 614 (31.95%) Big Data
7 535 (27.84%) Analytical Skills
8 510 (26.53%) Mathematics
9 497 (25.86%) Finance
10 493 (25.65%) Java
11 484 (25.18%) Hadoop
12 468 (24.35%) Apache Spark
13 457 (23.78%) Degree
14 426 (22.16%) Statistics
15 401 (20.86%) Visualisation
16 389 (20.24%) Algorithms
17 381 (19.82%) Business Intelligence
18 364 (18.94%) SAS
19 339 (17.64%) Data Analysis
20 334 (17.38%) C++
21 333 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
22 332 (17.27%) Computer Science
23 326 (16.96%) MATLAB
24 322 (16.75%) PhD
25 321 (16.70%) Tableau
26 311 (16.18%) Scala
27 300 (15.61%) Artificial Intelligence
28 299 (15.56%) Data Analytics
29 271 (14.10%) Amazon AWS
30 256 (13.32%) ETL

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
1 468 (24.35%) Apache Spark
2 364 (18.94%) SAS
3 61 (3.17%) Apache
4 55 (2.86%) Apache Pig
5 23 (1.20%) SharePoint
6 22 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
7 16 (0.83%) Confluence
8 15 (0.78%) Jupyter
9 10 (0.52%) Documentum
9 10 (0.52%) Drupal
9 10 (0.52%) FileNet
10 9 (0.47%) Apache Solr
11 8 (0.42%) Ethereum
11 8 (0.42%) Hyperledger
12 7 (0.36%) ArcGIS
13 6 (0.31%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.31%) WildFly
14 5 (0.26%) NServiceBus
15 4 (0.21%) IIS
15 4 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 139 (7.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 133 (6.92%) SPSS
3 46 (2.39%) Microsoft Office
4 44 (2.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 39 (2.03%) GNU Octave
6 27 (1.40%) Chatbot
7 20 (1.04%) MS Visio
8 10 (0.52%) Stata
9 8 (0.42%) EViews
10 6 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
10 6 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.21%) Gephi
12 3 (0.16%) CPLEX
13 2 (0.10%) Mathematica
13 2 (0.10%) Simulink
13 2 (0.10%) Weka
14 1 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
14 1 (0.052%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.052%) InDesign
14 1 (0.052%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (0.52%) Actimize
2 9 (0.47%) FastStats
3 8 (0.42%) Distributed Ledger
4 7 (0.36%) R3 Corda
5 5 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.21%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.21%) SAP InfiniteInsight
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle AML
7 2 (0.10%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.052%) FINCAD Analytics
8 1 (0.052%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.052%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.052%) Rolfe and Nolan
8 1 (0.052%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.052%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.052%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.052%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.052%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.052%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.052%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 271 (14.10%) Amazon AWS
2 172 (8.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (3.07%) Amazon S3
4 39 (2.03%) Amazon EMR
5 34 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
6 33 (1.72%) Google Analytics
7 32 (1.66%) Azure Data Factory
7 32 (1.66%) Google Cloud Platform
8 28 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
9 27 (1.40%) GitHub
10 23 (1.20%) Serverless
11 22 (1.14%) SaaS
12 20 (1.04%) PaaS
13 19 (0.99%) Azure Machine Learning
14 18 (0.94%) Amazon ELB
15 16 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
16 15 (0.78%) Amazon SageMaker
17 13 (0.68%) Adobe Analytics
18 12 (0.62%) Amazon Kinesis
19 11 (0.57%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (0.99%) Internet
2 18 (0.94%) VPN
3 17 (0.88%) Firewall
4 15 (0.78%) SMS
5 12 (0.62%) Symposium
6 10 (0.52%) Broadband
7 9 (0.47%) DAB
8 8 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (0.42%) Wireless
9 6 (0.31%) Kerberos
10 4 (0.21%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.10%) BGP
11 2 (0.10%) OSPF
11 2 (0.10%) Value-Added Service
12 1 (0.052%) ADSL
12 1 (0.052%) CHAP
12 1 (0.052%) FIX Connectivity
12 1 (0.052%) LAN
12 1 (0.052%) Network Security
12 1 (0.052%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 614 (31.95%) Big Data
2 484 (25.18%) Hadoop
3 209 (10.87%) SQL Server
4 207 (10.77%) Power BI
5 198 (10.30%) Data Warehouse
6 181 (9.42%) Apache Hive
7 157 (8.17%) NoSQL
8 134 (6.97%) Relational Database
9 129 (6.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 128 (6.66%) Data Mining
11 123 (6.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 112 (5.83%) QlikView
13 93 (4.84%) MongoDB
14 92 (4.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 83 (4.32%) PostgreSQL
16 81 (4.21%) Data Lake
17 75 (3.90%) MySQL
18 64 (3.33%) Amazon Redshift
19 61 (3.17%) HBase
20 44 (2.29%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 128 (6.66%) Git (software)
2 68 (3.54%) Jenkins
3 49 (2.55%) Subversion
4 44 (2.29%) Vagrant
5 35 (1.82%) JIRA
5 35 (1.82%) RStudio
6 28 (1.46%) Visual Studio
7 19 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (0.83%) JUnit
8 16 (0.83%) Selenium
9 15 (0.78%) TeamCity
10 14 (0.73%) Cucumber
11 13 (0.68%) SpecFlow
11 13 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 12 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 10 (0.52%) GitLab
14 9 (0.47%) JMeter
15 8 (0.42%) Gatling
15 8 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
16 7 (0.36%) gulp
General
1 497 (25.86%) Finance
2 162 (8.43%) Marketing
3 156 (8.12%) Retail
4 130 (6.76%) Banking
5 83 (4.32%) Front Office
6 65 (3.38%) Advertising
7 47 (2.45%) Investment Banking
8 35 (1.82%) Games
9 27 (1.40%) Publishing
10 24 (1.25%) Financial Institution
11 21 (1.09%) Manufacturing
12 19 (0.99%) Telecoms
13 17 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
14 16 (0.83%) Electronics
15 12 (0.62%) Automotive
15 12 (0.62%) Law
16 11 (0.57%) Legal
17 8 (0.42%) Back Office
18 7 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
18 7 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 666 (34.65%) Data Scientist
2 319 (16.60%) Analyst
3 294 (15.30%) Developer
4 183 (9.52%) Senior Data Scientist
5 174 (9.05%) Data Engineer
6 114 (5.93%) Consultant
7 112 (5.83%) Data Analyst
8 85 (4.42%) Data Consultant
9 79 (4.11%) Senior Analyst
9 79 (4.11%) Software Engineer
10 74 (3.85%) Machine Learning Scientist
11 67 (3.49%) Python Developer
11 67 (3.49%) Python Engineer
12 65 (3.38%) Java Developer
13 64 (3.33%) Architect
14 61 (3.17%) Analytics Consultant
14 61 (3.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 54 (2.81%) Java Engineer
16 52 (2.71%) Junior
17 50 (2.60%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (9.16%) Natural Language Processing
2 108 (5.62%) Kafka
3 104 (5.41%) TensorFlow
4 103 (5.36%) .NET
5 96 (4.99%) AngularJS
6 78 (4.06%) HTML
7 77 (4.01%) Web Services
8 73 (3.80%) React
9 70 (3.64%) Pandas
10 68 (3.54%) D3.js
11 66 (3.43%) scikit-learn
12 52 (2.71%) J2EE
13 51 (2.65%) NumPy
14 47 (2.45%) Node.js
15 41 (2.13%) REST
16 40 (2.08%) CSS
17 38 (1.98%) ASP.NET
18 37 (1.93%) JSON
19 35 (1.82%) XML
20 34 (1.77%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 535 (27.84%) Analytical Skills
2 389 (20.24%) Algorithms
3 332 (17.27%) Computer Science
4 141 (7.34%) Fintech
5 102 (5.31%) Data Structures
6 59 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
7 57 (2.97%) Hedge funds
8 43 (2.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 42 (2.19%) Credit Risk
10 39 (2.03%) User Experience
11 38 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
12 37 (1.93%) Equities
12 37 (1.93%) Management Information System
13 34 (1.77%) Derivative
14 28 (1.46%) Exotic Derivative
14 28 (1.46%) Market Risk
15 27 (1.40%) Social Media
16 25 (1.30%) Analytical Mindset
17 22 (1.14%) Fixed Income
18 21 (1.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 127 (6.61%) Linux
2 72 (3.75%) Windows
3 39 (2.03%) Unix
4 12 (0.62%) Android
5 11 (0.57%) Ubuntu
6 9 (0.47%) Apple iOS
6 9 (0.47%) CentOS
6 9 (0.47%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.42%) CoreOS
8 3 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (0.16%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.052%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.052%) Solaris
10 1 (0.052%) SUSE
10 1 (0.052%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.052%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.052%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.052%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.052%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 988 (51.40%) Data Science
2 925 (48.13%) Analytics
3 813 (42.30%) Machine Learning
4 510 (26.53%) Mathematics
5 426 (22.16%) Statistics
6 401 (20.86%) Visualisation
7 381 (19.82%) Business Intelligence
8 339 (17.64%) Data Analysis
9 333 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
10 300 (15.61%) Artificial Intelligence
11 299 (15.56%) Data Analytics
12 256 (13.32%) ETL
13 251 (13.06%) Predictive Modelling
14 247 (12.85%) Problem-Solving
15 242 (12.59%) Data Visualisation
16 188 (9.78%) Software Engineering
17 172 (8.95%) Data Modelling
18 169 (8.79%) Physics
19 167 (8.69%) Statistical Modelling
20 162 (8.43%) Deep Learning
Programming Languages
1 1,561 (81.22%) Python
2 1,014 (52.76%) SQL
3 493 (25.65%) Java
4 334 (17.38%) C++
5 326 (16.96%) MATLAB
6 311 (16.18%) Scala
7 184 (9.57%) C#
7 184 (9.57%) JavaScript
8 134 (6.97%) C
9 95 (4.94%) VBA
10 79 (4.11%) T-SQL
11 47 (2.45%) PHP
12 44 (2.29%) HiveQL
13 42 (2.19%) PowerShell
14 39 (2.03%) Ruby
15 37 (1.93%) Perl
16 30 (1.56%) Bash Shell
17 26 (1.35%) VB
18 24 (1.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 24 (1.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 457 (23.78%) Degree
2 322 (16.75%) PhD
3 96 (4.99%) Numerate Degree
4 53 (2.76%) Master's Degree
5 36 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
6 25 (1.30%) Security Cleared
7 16 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (0.57%) Postgraduate
9 10 (0.52%) SC Cleared
10 8 (0.42%) CCNA
10 8 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.31%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.31%) MCSE
12 5 (0.26%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.26%) PMP
13 2 (0.10%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.10%) CFA
13 2 (0.10%) MBA
14 1 (0.052%) CEH
14 1 (0.052%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (4.42%) Data Quality
2 36 (1.87%) QA
3 32 (1.66%) GDPR
4 13 (0.68%) Dodd-Frank
5 12 (0.62%) Actionable Recommendations
6 11 (0.57%) MiFID
7 10 (0.52%) EMIR
8 8 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (0.36%) GCP
9 7 (0.36%) IFRS
9 7 (0.36%) IFRS 9
10 6 (0.31%) Solvency II
11 5 (0.26%) IEC 61508
11 5 (0.26%) ISO 26262
11 5 (0.26%) MISRA
11 5 (0.26%) MISRA C
12 3 (0.16%) FATCA
13 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 12207
14 1 (0.052%) SLA
System Software
1 114 (5.93%) HDFS
2 111 (5.78%) Docker
3 18 (0.94%) Apache Flume
4 12 (0.62%) VirtualBox
5 9 (0.47%) Active Directory
6 7 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.16%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 61 (3.17%) Terraform
2 43 (2.24%) Kubernetes
3 34 (1.77%) Ansible
4 33 (1.72%) Oozie
5 24 (1.25%) Puppet
6 17 (0.88%) Kibana
7 15 (0.78%) Ambari
8 13 (0.68%) Mesos
9 12 (0.62%) Docker Swarm
9 12 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (0.42%) Prometheus
11 7 (0.36%) WSUS
12 6 (0.31%) Xymon
12 6 (0.31%) ZABBIX
13 4 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
14 2 (0.10%) EMC NetWorker
15 1 (0.052%) Packer
15 1 (0.052%) QRadar
15 1 (0.052%) SCCM
15 1 (0.052%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 321 (16.70%) Tableau
2 220 (11.45%) Microsoft
3 123 (6.40%) Oracle
4 84 (4.37%) Google
5 65 (3.38%) Alteryx
6 57 (2.97%) Cloudera
7 49 (2.55%) Cognos
8 41 (2.13%) Hortonworks
9 39 (2.03%) SAP
10 33 (1.72%) Teradata
11 32 (1.66%) MicroStrategy
12 31 (1.61%) IBM
13 28 (1.46%) Informatica
13 28 (1.46%) WorldPay
14 25 (1.30%) Capita
14 25 (1.30%) RapidMiner
15 19 (0.99%) Databricks
16 18 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
17 17 (0.88%) Talend
18 16 (0.83%) Dataiku