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 23 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

R
UK
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 301 366 458
Rank change year-on-year +65 +92  
Permanent jobs citing R 909 813 641
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.07% 0.83% 0.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.90% 1.58% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 735 663 510
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £38,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £90,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £48,500 £48,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +1.04% +15.66%  

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 47871 51556 55557
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 56.20% 52.34% 51.35%
Number of salaries quoted 40527 44598 47285
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £68,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

R
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing R as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 23 May 2017.

Salary histogram for R in the UK

R
Top 30 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 23 May 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 +70 875 £60,000 +4.34% 119
London +61 571 £65,000 +8.33% 78
South East +50 87 £53,750 +13.15% 11
City of London +37 77 £67,500 +17.39% 16
North West +15 64 £50,000 +25.00% 8
Manchester +12 51 £57,500 +31.42% 8
East of England +37 50 £65,000 +100.00% 8
East Midlands +37 36 £42,500 -22.72% 3
Cambridge +15 28 £80,000 - 3
Cambridgeshire +6 28 £80,000 +166.66% 5
Derbyshire +29 23 £42,500 - 1
Derby - 23 £42,500 - 1
Surrey +23 22 £60,000 +26.31% 2
West Midlands +20 20 £46,250 -7.50% 3
Scotland +18 20 £85,000 +78.94% 4
Oxfordshire +4 19 £50,000 -4.76% 2
South West -35 19 £60,000 +11.11% 3
Edinburgh +12 18 £90,000 +80.00% 2
Oxford 0 18 £47,500 -9.52%
Berkshire +38 16 £55,000 +4.76%
North East +18 15 £35,000 -17.64%
Durham +3 15 £35,000 -17.64%
Cheshire -8 12 £36,500 +24.78%
Hampshire +8 10 £45,000 - 2
Nottinghamshire +2 10 £42,500 -22.72% 2
Bracknell - 10 £21,500 -
Yorkshire 0 9 £55,000 +44.73% 5
Bristol -10 9 £62,500 +38.88% 1
Hertfordshire +17 8 £47,500 -20.83% 1
East Sussex - 8 £70,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 1178 (69.99%) Python
2 966 (57.40%) Analytics
3 941 (55.91%) SQL
4 663 (39.39%) Machine Learning
5 591 (35.12%) Big Data
6 568 (33.75%) Degree
7 535 (31.79%) Analytical Skills
8 491 (29.17%) Hadoop
9 488 (29.00%) Mathematics
10 467 (27.75%) SAS
11 461 (27.39%) Finance
12 419 (24.90%) Visualisation
13 411 (24.42%) Business Intelligence
14 393 (23.35%) Java
15 381 (22.64%) Tableau
16 377 (22.40%) Statistics
17 358 (21.27%) Computer Science
18 333 (19.79%) Algorithms
19 326 (19.37%) MATLAB
20 310 (18.42%) PhD
20 310 (18.42%) Apache Spark
21 285 (16.93%) Data Visualisation
22 273 (16.22%) Marketing
23 272 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
24 249 (14.80%) Data Analytics
25 235 (13.96%) Data Analysis
26 227 (13.49%) Scala
27 222 (13.19%) ETL
28 200 (11.88%) SQL Server
29 194 (11.53%) 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
1 467 (27.75%) SAS
2 310 (18.42%) Apache Spark
3 83 (4.93%) Apache Pig
4 76 (4.52%) Apache
5 40 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (0.65%) SharePoint
7 10 (0.59%) nginx
8 8 (0.48%) Apache Solr
9 7 (0.42%) Apache Airflow
9 7 (0.42%) Luigi
10 6 (0.36%) CMS
10 6 (0.36%) JBoss
10 6 (0.36%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.24%) ArcGIS
11 4 (0.24%) Confluence
11 4 (0.24%) Ethereum
11 4 (0.24%) Hyperledger
11 4 (0.24%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.24%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 175 (10.40%) SPSS
2 158 (9.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (2.55%) Stata
4 30 (1.78%) Microsoft Office
5 20 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 19 (1.13%) EViews
6 19 (1.13%) SPSS Modeler
7 10 (0.59%) GNU Octave
8 9 (0.53%) Simulink
9 4 (0.24%) MS Visio
9 4 (0.24%) S-PLUS
10 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.18%) Weka
11 2 (0.12%) Gephi
11 2 (0.12%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 23 (1.37%) Adobe Campaign
2 19 (1.13%) SAP InfiniteInsight
3 18 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.30%) SAP CO
4 5 (0.30%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.24%) Eloqua
5 4 (0.24%) FastStats
5 4 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.24%) SAP AFS
6 3 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle iProcurement
6 3 (0.18%) Sage 200
6 3 (0.18%) Unica
7 2 (0.12%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 116 (6.89%) Amazon AWS
2 113 (6.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 79 (4.69%) Google Analytics
4 51 (3.03%) Azure Machine Learning
5 41 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
6 23 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (1.01%) GitHub
8 11 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (0.65%) Amazon EMR
9 10 (0.59%) Amazon S3
10 9 (0.53%) SaaS
11 8 (0.48%) Google Tag Manager
12 7 (0.42%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
13 6 (0.36%) IaaS
14 4 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
15 3 (0.18%) FinancialForce.com
15 3 (0.18%) Force.com
15 3 (0.18%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 2 (0.12%) Amazon Kinesis
16 2 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.48%) Cisco Wireless
1 8 (0.48%) Wireless
2 7 (0.42%) FlexRay
2 7 (0.42%) Internet
2 7 (0.42%) MVNO
3 6 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (0.36%) HTTP
3 6 (0.36%) VPN
3 6 (0.36%) Wireless Security
4 5 (0.30%) LAN
4 5 (0.30%) WAN
5 4 (0.24%) FTP
5 4 (0.24%) Symposium
6 3 (0.18%) LDAP
6 3 (0.18%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.12%) SSL
8 1 (0.059%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.059%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 591 (35.12%) Big Data
2 491 (29.17%) Hadoop
3 200 (11.88%) SQL Server
4 191 (11.35%) QlikView
5 180 (10.70%) Data Warehouse
6 172 (10.22%) Data Mining
7 155 (9.21%) Power BI
8 141 (8.38%) NoSQL
9 124 (7.37%) Apache Hive
10 122 (7.25%) Relational Database
11 119 (7.07%) MongoDB
12 117 (6.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 103 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 76 (4.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 72 (4.28%) Apache Cassandra
16 70 (4.16%) Spotfire
17 49 (2.91%) MySQL
17 49 (2.91%) Neo4j
18 45 (2.67%) BusinessObjects
18 45 (2.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 42 (2.50%) Git (software)
2 30 (1.78%) JIRA
3 20 (1.19%) Visual Studio
4 15 (0.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 15 (0.89%) Talend Open Studio
5 14 (0.83%) Jenkins
6 13 (0.77%) RStudio
7 10 (0.59%) Subversion
8 7 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
9 6 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.30%) Vagrant
10 5 (0.30%) Yeoman
11 4 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (0.24%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.24%) Travis CI
12 3 (0.18%) JUnit
12 3 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
13 2 (0.12%) Bitbucket
13 2 (0.12%) ReSharper
General
1 461 (27.39%) Finance
2 273 (16.22%) Marketing
3 175 (10.40%) Retail
4 138 (8.20%) Banking
5 62 (3.68%) Telecoms
6 59 (3.51%) Investment Banking
7 53 (3.15%) Retail Banking
8 51 (3.03%) Front Office
9 40 (2.38%) Games
10 33 (1.96%) Electronics
10 33 (1.96%) Manufacturing
11 28 (1.66%) Advertising
11 28 (1.66%) Legal
12 24 (1.43%) Financial Institution
13 20 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
14 15 (0.89%) French Language
15 11 (0.65%) Law
16 9 (0.53%) Aerospace
16 9 (0.53%) Automotive
16 9 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 522 (31.02%) Data Scientist
2 366 (21.75%) Analyst
3 259 (15.39%) Developer
4 129 (7.66%) Senior Data Scientist
5 126 (7.49%) Consultant
6 117 (6.95%) Data Analyst
7 86 (5.11%) Data Engineer
8 80 (4.75%) Analytics Manager
9 66 (3.92%) Data Consultant
10 61 (3.62%) Analytics Consultant
11 60 (3.57%) Architect
12 58 (3.45%) Data Manager
13 57 (3.39%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 55 (3.27%) Senior Analyst
15 53 (3.15%) Data Analytics Manager
16 47 (2.79%) Insight Analyst
17 46 (2.73%) Junior
17 46 (2.73%) SQL Analyst
18 45 (2.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 41 (2.44%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (9.27%) .NET
2 102 (6.06%) Natural Language Processing
3 85 (5.05%) HTML
4 61 (3.62%) CSS
5 53 (3.15%) Kafka
6 52 (3.09%) D3.js
7 49 (2.91%) Web Services
8 41 (2.44%) NumPy
9 40 (2.38%) AngularJS
10 30 (1.78%) Pandas
11 26 (1.54%) REST
11 26 (1.54%) SciPy
12 24 (1.43%) LAMP
13 23 (1.37%) ASP.NET
14 18 (1.07%) Django
14 18 (1.07%) Node.js
15 17 (1.01%) Ruby on Rails
15 17 (1.01%) XSLT
16 15 (0.89%) jQuery
17 14 (0.83%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 535 (31.79%) Analytical Skills
2 358 (21.27%) Computer Science
3 333 (19.79%) Algorithms
4 58 (3.45%) Credit Risk
5 48 (2.85%) Greenfield Project
5 48 (2.85%) Management Information System
6 40 (2.38%) Fintech
7 37 (2.20%) Data Structures
8 34 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 29 (1.72%) Derivative
10 28 (1.66%) User Experience
11 22 (1.31%) Hedge funds
12 18 (1.07%) Equities
13 17 (1.01%) Fixed Income
14 16 (0.95%) Social Media
15 15 (0.89%) Market Risk
16 14 (0.83%) Equity Derivative
16 14 (0.83%) Mainframe
17 10 (0.59%) iPad
17 10 (0.59%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 137 (8.14%) Linux
2 43 (2.55%) Unix
3 35 (2.08%) Windows
4 7 (0.42%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.30%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.18%) MVS
8 2 (0.12%) Android
8 2 (0.12%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.12%) Solaris
9 1 (0.059%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 966 (57.40%) Analytics
2 663 (39.39%) Machine Learning
3 488 (29.00%) Mathematics
4 419 (24.90%) Visualisation
5 411 (24.42%) Business Intelligence
6 377 (22.40%) Statistics
7 285 (16.93%) Data Visualisation
8 272 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
9 249 (14.80%) Data Analytics
10 235 (13.96%) Data Analysis
11 222 (13.19%) ETL
12 183 (10.87%) Statistical Modelling
13 164 (9.74%) Physics
14 159 (9.45%) Data Modelling
15 152 (9.03%) Predictive Analytics
16 142 (8.44%) Predictive Modelling
17 137 (8.14%) Statistical Analysis
18 133 (7.90%) Software Engineering
19 113 (6.71%) Actionable Insight
20 108 (6.42%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1178 (69.99%) Python
2 941 (55.91%) SQL
3 393 (23.35%) Java
4 326 (19.37%) MATLAB
5 227 (13.49%) Scala
6 185 (10.99%) C++
7 184 (10.93%) C#
8 84 (4.99%) JavaScript
8 84 (4.99%) VBA
9 79 (4.69%) T-SQL
10 78 (4.63%) C
11 41 (2.44%) Ruby
12 31 (1.84%) PHP
13 30 (1.78%) Perl
14 22 (1.31%) Julia
15 19 (1.13%) VB.NET
16 18 (1.07%) VB
17 17 (1.01%) Bash Shell
18 16 (0.95%) Shell Script
19 15 (0.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 568 (33.75%) Degree
2 310 (18.42%) PhD
3 34 (2.02%) Security Cleared
4 10 (0.59%) Postgraduate
5 8 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (0.42%) ISEB
6 7 (0.42%) SC Cleared
7 6 (0.36%) CCNP
7 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.30%) CFA
9 4 (0.24%) CBAP
9 4 (0.24%) IIBA
9 4 (0.24%) MCP
10 2 (0.12%) CCDP
10 2 (0.12%) SAS Certification
10 2 (0.12%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 1 (0.059%) CISSP
11 1 (0.059%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.059%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (4.22%) Data Quality
2 36 (2.14%) QA
3 10 (0.59%) MiFID
4 9 (0.53%) EMIR
5 8 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
5 8 (0.48%) IFRS
6 7 (0.42%) IFRS 9
6 7 (0.42%) ISO26262
7 3 (0.18%) Basel III
8 2 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.12%) IAS 39
9 1 (0.059%) GCP
9 1 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.059%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 27 (1.60%) Docker
2 23 (1.37%) Apache Flume
3 10 (0.59%) HDFS
4 7 (0.42%) KVM
5 6 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.30%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.18%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.059%) LXC
8 1 (0.059%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 1 (0.059%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (0.77%) Kibana
2 12 (0.71%) Ambari
3 11 (0.65%) logstash
4 9 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.42%) Ansible
6 3 (0.18%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.059%) Graphite
7 1 (0.059%) HockeyApp
7 1 (0.059%) Mesos
7 1 (0.059%) Puppet
7 1 (0.059%) StatsD
7 1 (0.059%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 381 (22.64%) Tableau
2 194 (11.53%) Microsoft
3 114 (6.77%) Google
4 97 (5.76%) Oracle
5 64 (3.80%) SAP
6 51 (3.03%) Teradata
7 38 (2.26%) IBM
8 35 (2.08%) MicroStrategy
9 33 (1.96%) TIBCO
10 30 (1.78%) Adobe
11 25 (1.49%) Netezza
12 24 (1.43%) Hortonworks
13 16 (0.95%) Alteryx
13 16 (0.95%) Informatica
14 15 (0.89%) Talend
15 13 (0.77%) Cloudera
15 13 (0.77%) RapidMiner
16 11 (0.65%) Optimizely
16 11 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
17 10 (0.59%) Vertica
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £54561 - £62955 per annum + Perks
Posted: 23 minutes ago
City, London
Arnold Ash Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 23 minutes ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hampshire
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, benefits, pension
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Computer Futures
Salary: Remote Working, Flexi-Time, Pension Scheme
Posted: 15 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £90000 - £130000 per annum + bonus, benefits, pension
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Swanley, Kent
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Darwin Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Salt
Salary: £50000 - £120000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Ability Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Remote, Uncapped Holidays!
Posted: 4 days ago
London
HFG
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £80,000 to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, equity
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hudson IT
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Cornucopia IT Resourcing
Salary: £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £95000 per annum + Pension, bonus, home working
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £100000 - £120000 per annum + 50% Bonus + 15% Pension + LTI
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Benefits & Bonus included
Posted: 3 days ago