Period
to 20 January 2020

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 20 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

R
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 217 279 295
Rank change year-on-year +62 +16 +85
Permanent jobs citing R 1,895 1,859 1,925
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.51% 1.24% 1.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.79% 2.26% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1,651 1,437 1,540
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £132,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £48,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year -6.74% -3.50% +11.11%

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 67,843 82,151 96,148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.11% 54.92% 55.53%
Number of salaries quoted 56,010 67,963 80,176
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 20 January 2020.

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 20 January 2020. 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 +62 1,822 £67,500 +12.50% 169
London +72 1,270 £80,000 +18.52% 85
UK excluding London -2 604 £45,000 -6.74% 96
South East -31 177 £44,000 -7.37% 30
North of England +21 110 £48,750 -2.50% 19
South West +24 109 £50,000 -13.04% 11
Midlands +60 97 £41,250 -2.94% 17
West Midlands +51 82 £40,000 -5.88% 10
North West +21 77 £50,000 -4.76% 12
Scotland +25 54 £40,821 -9.29% 10
East of England +72 53 £45,591 -17.11% 7
Yorkshire +20 31 £36,250 -14.71% 6
East Midlands 0 15 £43,750 +12.90% 6
Wales -10 4 - - 2
North East -1 3 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Northern Ireland -5 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 January 2020, 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 1,692 (89.29%) Python
2 1,017 (53.67%) SQL
3 876 (46.23%) Analytics
4 770 (40.63%) Finance
5 657 (34.67%) Machine Learning
6 635 (33.51%) Agile Software Development
7 634 (33.46%) Data Science
8 581 (30.66%) AWS
9 540 (28.50%) Java
10 519 (27.39%) Software Engineering
11 476 (25.12%) Asset Management
12 457 (24.12%) Business Intelligence
13 445 (23.48%) Web Services
14 420 (22.16%) Degree
15 414 (21.85%) Fixed Income
16 410 (21.64%) Front Office
17 388 (20.47%) Analytical Skills
18 387 (20.42%) Derivative
19 365 (19.26%) Mathematics
20 361 (19.05%) Data Analytics
21 356 (18.79%) Visualisation
22 329 (17.36%) Big Data
22 329 (17.36%) Equities
23 308 (16.25%) C#
24 293 (15.46%) Data Analysis
24 293 (15.46%) Power BI
24 293 (15.46%) Power Platform
25 287 (15.15%) Computer Science
26 285 (15.04%) Microservices
27 284 (14.99%) JavaScript

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
1 207 (10.92%) Apache Spark
2 193 (10.18%) SAS
3 26 (1.37%) Jupyter
4 18 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (0.69%) ArcGIS
5 13 (0.69%) Confluence
6 10 (0.53%) Apache
6 10 (0.53%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.32%) Apache Solr
7 6 (0.32%) IPython
7 6 (0.32%) nginx
7 6 (0.32%) OpenStack
7 6 (0.32%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.26%) Tornado
9 4 (0.21%) Apache Airflow
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.11%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.053%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.053%) CMS
11 1 (0.053%) Luigi
Applications
1 146 (7.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 52 (2.74%) SPSS
3 40 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
4 14 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.58%) Stata
6 4 (0.21%) Gephi
6 4 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.16%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.11%) Weka
9 1 (0.053%) EViews
9 1 (0.053%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.053%) Notepad++
9 1 (0.053%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 78 (4.12%) PolarLake
2 76 (4.01%) Eagle PACE
2 76 (4.01%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.26%) FastStats
3 5 (0.26%) RiskWrite
3 5 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 4 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.11%) Data Workbench
5 2 (0.11%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.053%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.053%) HFM
6 1 (0.053%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.053%) SAP InfiniteInsight
6 1 (0.053%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.053%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.053%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 581 (30.66%) AWS
2 293 (15.46%) Power Platform
3 249 (13.14%) Azure
4 165 (8.71%) Amazon S3
5 157 (8.28%) Amazon SQS
6 144 (7.60%) GCP
7 135 (7.12%) Serverless
8 132 (6.97%) AWS Lambda
9 108 (5.70%) OpenShift
10 78 (4.12%) Amazon EC2
11 77 (4.06%) Amazon ECS
12 54 (2.85%) AWS CloudFormation
13 44 (2.32%) Google Analytics
14 34 (1.79%) Azure Data Factory
15 33 (1.74%) SaaS
16 27 (1.42%) AWS Fargate
17 24 (1.27%) Amazon SageMaker
17 24 (1.27%) Azure Machine Learning
18 16 (0.84%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
18 16 (0.84%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.32%) DNS
2 12 (0.63%) Diameter Protocol
3 8 (0.42%) DHCP
3 8 (0.42%) HTTP
4 7 (0.37%) Firewall
5 5 (0.26%) Ethernet
5 5 (0.26%) MPLS
5 5 (0.26%) SSL
5 5 (0.26%) VPN
6 4 (0.21%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (0.21%) Internet
6 4 (0.21%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.11%) Wireless
8 1 (0.053%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.053%) Broadband
8 1 (0.053%) FTP
8 1 (0.053%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.053%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.053%) Skype
8 1 (0.053%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 329 (17.36%) Big Data
2 293 (15.46%) Power BI
3 190 (10.03%) Data Warehouse
4 185 (9.76%) Hadoop
5 177 (9.34%) NoSQL
6 152 (8.02%) SQL Server
7 139 (7.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 132 (6.97%) Relational Database
9 131 (6.91%) Amazon RDS
10 105 (5.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 90 (4.75%) Data Mining
12 85 (4.49%) Amazon Redshift
13 81 (4.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 71 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
15 70 (3.69%) QlikView
16 59 (3.11%) Apache Hive
17 58 (3.06%) Data Lake
18 52 (2.74%) Amazon Athena
19 46 (2.43%) MySQL
20 36 (1.90%) Looker
Development Applications
1 135 (7.12%) RStudio
2 108 (5.70%) Artifactory
3 103 (5.44%) Git (software)
4 48 (2.53%) Jenkins
5 44 (2.32%) JIRA
6 24 (1.27%) Bitbucket
7 23 (1.21%) GitLab
8 21 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 19 (1.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 18 (0.95%) Vagrant
11 16 (0.84%) Bitbucket Server
11 16 (0.84%) git-flow
12 15 (0.79%) Subversion
13 12 (0.63%) GDB
14 6 (0.32%) Eclipse
15 5 (0.26%) Visual Studio
16 4 (0.21%) NUnit
16 4 (0.21%) Redmine
16 4 (0.21%) TeamCity
General
1 770 (40.63%) Finance
2 410 (21.64%) Front Office
3 178 (9.39%) Marketing
4 112 (5.91%) Banking
5 79 (4.17%) Retail
6 60 (3.17%) Back Office
7 42 (2.22%) Telecoms
8 29 (1.53%) Manufacturing
8 29 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
9 28 (1.48%) Games
10 26 (1.37%) Public Sector
11 23 (1.21%) Advertising
12 22 (1.16%) Financial Institution
13 20 (1.06%) Investment Banking
13 20 (1.06%) Publishing
14 13 (0.69%) Automotive
14 13 (0.69%) Legal
15 10 (0.53%) Aerospace
15 10 (0.53%) Law
15 10 (0.53%) Military
Job Titles
1 506 (26.70%) Developer
2 384 (20.26%) Data Scientist
3 365 (19.26%) Analyst
4 215 (11.35%) Data Analyst
5 206 (10.87%) Java Developer
6 201 (10.61%) Python Developer
7 186 (9.82%) Software Engineer
8 144 (7.60%) Senior Developer
9 135 (7.12%) Senior Data Scientist
10 113 (5.96%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 103 (5.44%) AWS Developer
12 102 (5.38%) Architect
12 102 (5.38%) Quantitative Developer
13 97 (5.12%) Data Engineer
14 95 (5.01%) Java Software Developer
15 91 (4.80%) Consultant
16 85 (4.49%) Python Engineer
17 78 (4.12%) Java Engineer
17 78 (4.12%) Java Software Engineer
17 78 (4.12%) Python Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 445 (23.48%) Web Services
2 168 (8.87%) .NET
3 167 (8.81%) J2EE
4 123 (6.49%) Natural Language Processing
5 93 (4.91%) Pandas
6 89 (4.70%) NumPy
7 76 (4.01%) SciPy
8 66 (3.48%) AngularJS
9 64 (3.38%) Node.js
10 63 (3.32%) React
11 62 (3.27%) TensorFlow
12 58 (3.06%) scikit-learn
13 56 (2.96%) J2SE
14 53 (2.80%) HTML
15 50 (2.64%) D3.js
16 37 (1.95%) Kafka
17 27 (1.42%) CSS
17 27 (1.42%) Lambda Expressions
18 24 (1.27%) MXNet
19 23 (1.21%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 414 (21.85%) Fixed Income
2 388 (20.47%) Analytical Skills
3 387 (20.42%) Derivative
4 329 (17.36%) Equities
5 269 (14.20%) Algorithms
6 202 (10.66%) Hedge funds
7 187 (9.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 156 (8.23%) Greenfield Project
9 108 (5.70%) Reference Data
10 77 (4.06%) Blog
10 77 (4.06%) User Experience
11 73 (3.85%) Data Structures
12 69 (3.64%) Management Information System
13 59 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
14 48 (2.53%) Public Cloud
15 46 (2.43%) Equity Derivative
16 37 (1.95%) Credit Risk
17 24 (1.27%) Cloud Native
18 23 (1.21%) Social Media
19 21 (1.11%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 82 (4.33%) Linux
2 77 (4.06%) Windows
3 23 (1.21%) Unix
4 12 (0.63%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (0.26%) VMS
7 4 (0.21%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.11%) CentOS
10 1 (0.053%) Android
10 1 (0.053%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.053%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.053%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 876 (46.23%) Analytics
2 657 (34.67%) Machine Learning
3 635 (33.51%) Agile Software Development
4 634 (33.46%) Data Science
5 519 (27.39%) Software Engineering
6 476 (25.12%) Asset Management
7 457 (24.12%) Business Intelligence
8 365 (19.26%) Mathematics
9 361 (19.05%) Data Analytics
10 356 (18.79%) Visualisation
11 293 (15.46%) Data Analysis
12 287 (15.15%) Computer Science
13 285 (15.04%) Microservices
14 256 (13.51%) Artificial Intelligence
15 238 (12.56%) Mentoring
16 228 (12.03%) Data Visualisation
17 209 (11.03%) Quantitative Analysis
18 200 (10.55%) Statistics
19 190 (10.03%) ETL
20 183 (9.66%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 1,692 (89.29%) Python
2 1,017 (53.67%) SQL
3 540 (28.50%) Java
4 308 (16.25%) C#
5 284 (14.99%) JavaScript
6 237 (12.51%) C++
7 202 (10.66%) MATLAB
8 116 (6.12%) Scala
9 106 (5.59%) C
10 84 (4.43%) VBA
11 45 (2.37%) T-SQL
12 34 (1.79%) Perl
13 28 (1.48%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 23 (1.21%) Bash Shell
15 21 (1.11%) Julia
16 19 (1.00%) Rust
17 17 (0.90%) PowerShell
18 16 (0.84%) Apex Code
18 16 (0.84%) PL/SQL
19 14 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 420 (22.16%) Degree
2 138 (7.28%) PhD
3 69 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 49 (2.59%) Numerate Degree
5 43 (2.27%) Master's Degree
6 32 (1.69%) Security Cleared
7 16 (0.84%) DV Cleared
8 14 (0.74%) SC Cleared
9 12 (0.63%) ISTQB
10 11 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.42%) CFA
11 8 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.37%) Postgraduate
13 3 (0.16%) MCP
14 2 (0.11%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
15 1 (0.053%) CISSP
15 1 (0.053%) CompTIA Security+
15 1 (0.053%) MCSE
15 1 (0.053%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 1 (0.053%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (3.96%) Data Quality
2 53 (2.80%) QA
3 23 (1.21%) Actionable Recommendations
4 15 (0.79%) IFRS
4 15 (0.79%) IFRS 9
5 14 (0.74%) GDPR
6 12 (0.63%) Basel II
7 11 (0.58%) MiFID
8 10 (0.53%) Dodd-Frank
8 10 (0.53%) EMIR
9 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.053%) GxP
10 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.053%) PMO
10 1 (0.053%) SLA
System Software
1 187 (9.87%) Docker
2 21 (1.11%) Apache Flume
3 18 (0.95%) HDFS
3 18 (0.95%) VirtualBox
4 15 (0.79%) Active Directory
5 8 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.42%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 146 (7.70%) Kubernetes
2 90 (4.75%) Terraform
3 27 (1.42%) Oozie
4 26 (1.37%) Ansible
5 20 (1.06%) Docker Swarm
6 16 (0.84%) Kibana
7 8 (0.42%) SCCM
7 8 (0.42%) SCOM
7 8 (0.42%) vCenter Server
8 4 (0.21%) Control-M
8 4 (0.21%) Icinga
8 4 (0.21%) Prometheus
8 4 (0.21%) Puppet
9 2 (0.11%) logstash
9 2 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.053%) Nessus
Vendors
1 257 (13.56%) Tableau
2 171 (9.02%) Microsoft
3 124 (6.54%) Google
4 78 (4.12%) Bloomberg
5 65 (3.43%) Oracle
6 56 (2.96%) Reuters
7 49 (2.59%) Alteryx
8 44 (2.32%) MicroStrategy
9 42 (2.22%) Databricks
10 40 (2.11%) Informatica
11 35 (1.85%) Cloudera
12 28 (1.48%) Dataiku
13 27 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
14 25 (1.32%) SAP
14 25 (1.32%) Teradata
15 23 (1.21%) Hortonworks
15 23 (1.21%) Splunk
16 18 (0.95%) Talend
17 16 (0.84%) Apple
17 16 (0.84%) WorldPay