Period
to 23 April 2021

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 23 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

R
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 268 239 264
Rank change year-on-year -29 +25 +25
Permanent jobs citing R 987 1,490 1,943
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.15% 1.38% 1.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.09% 2.53% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 685 1,252 1,497
10th Percentile £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £41,428
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% -4.17%
75th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £101,250 £118,750 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -5.00%

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 47,114 58,981 80,717
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.11% 54.64% 54.39%
Number of salaries quoted 37,768 49,133 66,738
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +1.12%

R
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing R as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for R in the UK

R
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing R.

Salary trend for R in the UK

R
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing R over the 6 months to 23 April 2021.

Salary histogram for R in the UK

R
Top 17 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 23 April 2021. 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 -31 877 £60,000 -7.69% 124
London -31 555 £67,500 -3.57% 63
UK excluding London -21 348 £52,500 +10.53% 79
Work from Home -79 167 £65,000 -39.53% 28
North of England +26 75 £55,000 - 16
South East -13 69 £55,000 +15.79% 9
South West -40 61 £50,000 - 9
Midlands +18 60 £45,000 +5.88% 14
East of England +50 43 £55,000 +19.16% 13
West Midlands -1 39 £45,000 +11.11% 11
North West +29 37 £60,000 +17.07% 7
Yorkshire +16 37 £55,000 +37.50% 6
Scotland -26 30 £54,250 +8.50% 17
East Midlands +34 21 £48,250 +13.53% 3
Northern Ireland +10 7 £32,500 - 1
Wales +23 3 £50,000 +11.11%
North East +2 1 £62,000 +7.83% 3

For the 6 months to 23 April 2021, 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.

1 812 (82.27%) Python
2 546 (55.32%) Analytics
3 524 (53.09%) SQL
4 428 (43.36%) Data Science
5 299 (30.29%) Business Intelligence
6 285 (28.88%) Finance
7 280 (28.37%) Visualisation
8 273 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
9 247 (25.03%) Azure
10 241 (24.42%) Machine Learning
11 226 (22.90%) Power Platform
12 223 (22.59%) Analytical Skills
13 220 (22.29%) Degree
14 213 (21.58%) Power BI
15 209 (21.18%) Tableau
16 207 (20.97%) Mathematics
17 203 (20.57%) AWS
18 202 (20.47%) Statistics
19 195 (19.76%) Data Visualisation
20 187 (18.95%) Java
21 178 (18.03%) Data Modelling
22 169 (17.12%) Computer Science
23 165 (16.72%) ETL
24 161 (16.31%) Data Analytics
25 160 (16.21%) SAS
26 157 (15.91%) Data Warehouse
27 138 (13.98%) GCP
28 137 (13.88%) Data Analysis
29 129 (13.07%) Data Engineering
30 124 (12.56%) Software Engineering

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
1 160 (16.21%) SAS
2 102 (10.33%) Apache Spark
3 26 (2.63%) Apache Airflow
4 14 (1.42%) Luigi
5 10 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (1.01%) Tornado
6 8 (0.81%) Apache
7 7 (0.71%) Apache Pig
8 6 (0.61%) Confluence
8 6 (0.61%) Jupyter
9 4 (0.41%) Mendix
10 2 (0.20%) Ethereum
10 2 (0.20%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.10%) CMS
11 1 (0.10%) nginx
Applications
1 73 (7.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.62%) SPSS
3 8 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (0.81%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.71%) Gephi
4 7 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.51%) Adobe Premiere
5 5 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (0.51%) Stata
6 3 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.30%) GIMP
6 3 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.10%) EViews
7 1 (0.10%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 5 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.20%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.10%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 247 (25.03%) Azure
2 226 (22.90%) Power Platform
3 203 (20.57%) AWS
4 138 (13.98%) GCP
5 37 (3.75%) Azure Data Factory
6 36 (3.65%) SaaS
7 32 (3.24%) Amazon SageMaker
8 28 (2.84%) GitHub
9 25 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
9 25 (2.53%) PowerApps
10 16 (1.62%) Amazon S3
11 14 (1.42%) Google Analytics
11 14 (1.42%) PaaS
11 14 (1.42%) Serverless
12 13 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
13 12 (1.22%) Azure Machine Learning
14 11 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
14 11 (1.11%) IaaS
15 10 (1.01%) Google Sheets
15 10 (1.01%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.42%) Firewall
2 13 (1.32%) VPN
3 10 (1.01%) DNS
4 8 (0.81%) MPLS
5 6 (0.61%) Ethernet
5 6 (0.61%) HTTP
5 6 (0.61%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (0.61%) SSH
5 6 (0.61%) SSL
6 5 (0.51%) BIG-IP
6 5 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (0.51%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (0.51%) Extranet
6 5 (0.51%) LAN
6 5 (0.51%) Network Security
6 5 (0.51%) Sourcefire
6 5 (0.51%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.51%) Unified Communications
6 5 (0.51%) VoIP
6 5 (0.51%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (21.58%) Power BI
2 209 (21.18%) Tableau
3 157 (15.91%) Data Warehouse
4 119 (12.06%) Big Data
5 107 (10.84%) Data Mining
6 99 (10.03%) SQL Server
7 84 (8.51%) Relational Database
8 81 (8.21%) NoSQL
9 73 (7.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 71 (7.19%) Hadoop
11 63 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 54 (5.47%) Data Lake
13 45 (4.56%) PostgreSQL
14 43 (4.36%) QlikView
14 43 (4.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 40 (4.05%) Looker
16 39 (3.95%) BigQuery
17 32 (3.24%) Snowflake Schema
18 28 (2.84%) Amazon Redshift
19 26 (2.63%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 49 (4.96%) Git (software)
2 22 (2.23%) JIRA
3 18 (1.82%) Visual Studio
4 14 (1.42%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.91%) Bitbucket
6 8 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (0.61%) Bitbucket Server
7 6 (0.61%) git-flow
8 5 (0.51%) Artifactory
8 5 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.41%) Arsenale Dataplane
9 4 (0.41%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.41%) Subversion
10 3 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.30%) MLflow
10 3 (0.30%) RStudio
10 3 (0.30%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.20%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.20%) ERwin
11 2 (0.20%) RubyMine
General
1 285 (28.88%) Finance
2 76 (7.70%) Marketing
3 69 (6.99%) Front Office
4 66 (6.69%) Banking
5 60 (6.08%) Pharmaceutical
6 55 (5.57%) Games
7 41 (4.15%) Advertising
8 29 (2.94%) Legal
9 19 (1.93%) Retail
10 12 (1.22%) Back Office
11 10 (1.01%) Aerospace
12 9 (0.91%) Brand Awareness
12 9 (0.91%) Online Betting
13 8 (0.81%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.81%) Public Sector
13 8 (0.81%) Telecoms
14 5 (0.51%) Billing
14 5 (0.51%) Electronics
14 5 (0.51%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 247 (25.03%) Data Scientist
2 175 (17.73%) Developer
3 144 (14.59%) Analyst
4 128 (12.97%) Data Engineer
5 75 (7.60%) Data Analyst
6 72 (7.29%) Programmer
7 69 (6.99%) Senior Data Scientist
8 68 (6.89%) Python Developer
9 54 (5.47%) JavaScript Developer
10 51 (5.17%) Front Office Developer
11 47 (4.76%) Consultant
12 34 (3.44%) Statistical Programmer
13 33 (3.34%) Architect
14 29 (2.94%) Senior Programmer
15 27 (2.74%) Data Manager
16 25 (2.53%) Business Intelligence Analyst
16 25 (2.53%) Python Engineer
17 24 (2.43%) Analytics Manager
17 24 (2.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 22 (2.23%) Insight Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (7.19%) Shiny
1 71 (7.19%) Web Services
2 69 (6.99%) AngularJS
3 66 (6.69%) React
4 59 (5.98%) Vue.js
5 53 (5.37%) Kafka
6 48 (4.86%) OLE
7 37 (3.75%) .NET
8 32 (3.24%) TensorFlow
9 31 (3.14%) RESTful
10 27 (2.74%) HTML
11 23 (2.33%) CSS
12 22 (2.23%) XML
13 21 (2.13%) Pandas
14 19 (1.93%) REST
15 18 (1.82%) JSON
16 15 (1.52%) Django
16 15 (1.52%) PySpark
17 12 (1.22%) D3.js
17 12 (1.22%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 223 (22.59%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (8.71%) Algorithms
3 62 (6.28%) Derivative
4 58 (5.88%) Equities
5 50 (5.07%) Fixed Income
6 38 (3.85%) Data Structures
7 35 (3.55%) Management Information System
8 33 (3.34%) Life Science
9 32 (3.24%) Self-Motivation
10 27 (2.74%) Biotechnology
11 19 (1.93%) Organisational Skills
12 18 (1.82%) Hedge funds
13 16 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
13 16 (1.62%) NHS
13 16 (1.62%) User Experience
14 14 (1.42%) Analytical Mindset
15 12 (1.22%) Blog
15 12 (1.22%) Social Media
16 11 (1.11%) FMCG
16 11 (1.11%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 70 (7.09%) Linux
2 27 (2.74%) Unix
3 9 (0.91%) Windows
4 4 (0.41%) Windows Server
4 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (0.30%) Android
5 3 (0.30%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.10%) AIX
6 1 (0.10%) CentOS
6 1 (0.10%) CoreOS
6 1 (0.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 546 (55.32%) Analytics
2 428 (43.36%) Data Science
3 299 (30.29%) Business Intelligence
4 280 (28.37%) Visualisation
5 273 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
6 241 (24.42%) Machine Learning
7 207 (20.97%) Mathematics
8 202 (20.47%) Statistics
9 195 (19.76%) Data Visualisation
10 178 (18.03%) Data Modelling
11 169 (17.12%) Computer Science
12 165 (16.72%) ETL
13 161 (16.31%) Data Analytics
14 137 (13.88%) Data Analysis
15 129 (13.07%) Data Engineering
16 124 (12.56%) Software Engineering
17 120 (12.16%) Problem-Solving
18 113 (11.45%) Artificial Intelligence
19 85 (8.61%) Data Management
20 83 (8.41%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 812 (82.27%) Python
2 524 (53.09%) SQL
3 187 (18.95%) Java
4 101 (10.23%) JavaScript
5 95 (9.63%) C++
6 74 (7.50%) C
7 57 (5.78%) Scala
8 51 (5.17%) C#
9 49 (4.96%) MATLAB
10 42 (4.26%) T-SQL
11 31 (3.14%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 21 (2.13%) Bash Shell
12 21 (2.13%) VBA
13 17 (1.72%) PowerShell
14 16 (1.62%) Go
15 15 (1.52%) Julia
16 14 (1.42%) TypeScript
17 12 (1.22%) Ruby
18 9 (0.91%) Perl
18 9 (0.91%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 220 (22.29%) Degree
2 81 (8.21%) PhD
3 39 (3.95%) Security Cleared
4 31 (3.14%) Numerate Degree
5 30 (3.04%) Computer Science Degree
6 24 (2.43%) DV Cleared
7 18 (1.82%) Master's Degree
8 11 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (1.11%) SC Cleared
9 6 (0.61%) CCNA
9 6 (0.61%) CEH
9 6 (0.61%) CISSP
9 6 (0.61%) CompTIA Security+
9 6 (0.61%) GIAC
9 6 (0.61%) Linux+ Certification
9 6 (0.61%) MCSE
9 6 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.61%) Network+ Certification
9 6 (0.61%) SANS
9 6 (0.61%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (7.50%) Data Quality
2 37 (3.75%) QA
3 31 (3.14%) CDISC
4 22 (2.23%) GDPR
5 13 (1.32%) Good Clinical Practice
6 11 (1.11%) Actionable Recommendations
7 6 (0.61%) Basel II
7 6 (0.61%) CRD IV
8 5 (0.51%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 4 (0.41%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.20%) GxP
10 2 (0.20%) IEC 62304
10 2 (0.20%) ISO 13485
11 1 (0.10%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.10%) HL7
System Software
1 41 (4.15%) Docker
2 7 (0.71%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.61%) Apache Flume
4 4 (0.41%) HDFS
4 4 (0.41%) VMware NSX
5 3 (0.30%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 36 (3.65%) Kubernetes
2 21 (2.13%) Terraform
3 16 (1.62%) Ansible
4 6 (0.61%) Kibana
4 6 (0.61%) Oozie
5 5 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (0.51%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (0.51%) ITRS Geneos
6 4 (0.41%) Ambari
6 4 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
6 4 (0.41%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.30%) Puppet
8 2 (0.20%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 124 (12.56%) Microsoft
2 75 (7.60%) Google
3 67 (6.79%) Databricks
4 46 (4.66%) Alteryx
4 46 (4.66%) Oracle
5 30 (3.04%) SAP
6 24 (2.43%) Informatica
6 24 (2.43%) Teradata
7 18 (1.82%) Cognos
8 15 (1.52%) Facebook
8 15 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
9 13 (1.32%) Instagram
9 13 (1.32%) Talend
10 9 (0.91%) Adobe
10 9 (0.91%) App Annie
10 9 (0.91%) Sparx
11 8 (0.81%) Cloudera
11 8 (0.81%) IBM
11 8 (0.81%) YouTube
12 7 (0.71%) Splunk