Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

R
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 292 291 400
Rank change year-on-year -1 +109 +80
Permanent jobs citing R 1,878 2,109 1,484
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.14% 1.20% 0.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.05% 2.17% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,525 1,507 1,281
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +6.48% -1.82%
10th Percentile £35,100 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £98,250 £90,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 91,533 97,160 100,009
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.55% 55.30% 52.74%
Number of salaries quoted 76,138 79,691 86,241
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -8 1,780 £60,000 - 218
London -20 1,112 £67,500 +3.85% 128
UK excluding London +10 731 £50,000 +5.26% 108
South East +25 245 £52,500 -0.38% 27
North of England +56 182 £47,500 - 23
South West +34 116 £56,250 -6.25% 8
North West +12 107 £50,000 - 5
Midlands -19 80 £45,250 +9.04% 20
Yorkshire +35 65 £41,250 -14.51% 16
Scotland +2 59 £50,000 +11.11% 11
West Midlands +18 52 £52,500 +26.51% 13
East of England -54 41 £44,400 -1.33% 12
East Midlands -19 28 £35,000 -12.50% 7
North East -14 10 £40,000 +14.29% 2
Wales -3 8 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Northern Ireland - 2 £45,000 - 5

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1,507 (80.24%) Python
2 1,026 (54.63%) SQL
3 944 (50.27%) Data Science
4 936 (49.84%) Analytics
5 789 (42.01%) Machine Learning
6 558 (29.71%) Big Data
6 558 (29.71%) Finance
7 550 (29.29%) Degree
8 538 (28.65%) Mathematics
9 514 (27.37%) Analytical Skills
10 467 (24.87%) Visualisation
11 454 (24.17%) Statistics
12 448 (23.86%) Hadoop
13 439 (23.38%) Java
14 412 (21.94%) Apache Spark
15 409 (21.78%) Business Intelligence
16 389 (20.71%) Tableau
17 381 (20.29%) Algorithms
18 372 (19.81%) SAS
19 341 (18.16%) Data Analysis
20 339 (18.05%) Computer Science
21 330 (17.57%) Agile Software Development
22 317 (16.88%) Artificial Intelligence
23 309 (16.45%) C++
24 299 (15.92%) Data Analytics
25 297 (15.81%) Data Visualisation
26 283 (15.07%) PhD
27 268 (14.27%) MATLAB
28 255 (13.58%) Scala
29 244 (12.99%) Power BI

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
1 412 (21.94%) Apache Spark
2 372 (19.81%) SAS
3 81 (4.31%) Apache
4 55 (2.93%) Apache Pig
5 23 (1.22%) SharePoint
6 16 (0.85%) Jupyter
6 16 (0.85%) Tomcat
7 15 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (0.43%) Apache Solr
9 7 (0.37%) ArcGIS
10 6 (0.32%) WildFly
11 5 (0.27%) Confluence
11 5 (0.27%) Documentum
11 5 (0.27%) FileNet
11 5 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.21%) Drupal
12 4 (0.21%) IIS
13 3 (0.16%) Anypoint
13 3 (0.16%) Mule
14 2 (0.11%) CMS
Applications
1 127 (6.76%) SPSS
2 121 (6.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 45 (2.40%) GNU Octave
4 36 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 26 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
6 17 (0.91%) Stata
7 16 (0.85%) Chatbot
8 9 (0.48%) MS Visio
9 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
10 5 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.21%) EViews
11 4 (0.21%) Gephi
11 4 (0.21%) Simulink
12 3 (0.16%) CPLEX
13 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.11%) InDesign
13 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
13 2 (0.11%) Stateflow
13 2 (0.11%) Weka
Business Applications
1 11 (0.59%) Actimize
2 8 (0.43%) FastStats
3 7 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
3 7 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.11%) Rolfe and Nolan
4 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.11%) SAP InfiniteInsight
5 1 (0.053%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.053%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.053%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.053%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 236 (12.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 225 (11.98%) Amazon AWS
3 65 (3.46%) Google Cloud Platform
4 64 (3.41%) Google Analytics
5 45 (2.40%) SaaS
6 38 (2.02%) Amazon EMR
7 33 (1.76%) Amazon S3
8 32 (1.70%) PaaS
9 27 (1.44%) GitHub
10 23 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
11 22 (1.17%) Azure Data Factory
12 21 (1.12%) Serverless
13 20 (1.06%) Amazon SageMaker
13 20 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
13 20 (1.06%) Data Lake Analytics
14 19 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
15 18 (0.96%) Adobe Analytics
15 18 (0.96%) Azure Machine Learning
16 17 (0.91%) IaaS
17 13 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 14 (0.75%) Broadband
1 14 (0.75%) Firewall
2 11 (0.59%) Internet
3 10 (0.53%) SMS
3 10 (0.53%) VPN
4 9 (0.48%) Wireless
5 6 (0.32%) HTTP
5 6 (0.32%) Kerberos
5 6 (0.32%) Symposium
6 5 (0.27%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (0.27%) PPP
6 5 (0.27%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.21%) WAN
8 3 (0.16%) Cisco Wireless
8 3 (0.16%) Wireless Security
9 2 (0.11%) DNS
9 2 (0.11%) FIX Connectivity
9 2 (0.11%) FlexRay
9 2 (0.11%) H.323
9 2 (0.11%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 558 (29.71%) Big Data
2 448 (23.86%) Hadoop
3 244 (12.99%) Power BI
4 222 (11.82%) SQL Server
5 210 (11.18%) Apache Hive
6 177 (9.42%) Data Warehouse
7 161 (8.57%) NoSQL
8 131 (6.98%) QlikView
9 128 (6.82%) Relational Database
10 125 (6.66%) Data Mining
11 119 (6.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 108 (5.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 84 (4.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 77 (4.10%) Amazon Redshift
14 77 (4.10%) PostgreSQL
15 69 (3.67%) Data Lake
16 68 (3.62%) MySQL
17 63 (3.35%) MongoDB
18 49 (2.61%) Spotfire
19 39 (2.08%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 176 (9.37%) Git (software)
2 70 (3.73%) Jenkins
3 57 (3.04%) Subversion
4 38 (2.02%) Visual Studio
5 29 (1.54%) Maven
6 25 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 25 (1.33%) JIRA
6 25 (1.33%) Vagrant
7 21 (1.12%) RStudio
8 14 (0.75%) Eclipse
9 13 (0.69%) Grunt
9 13 (0.69%) gulp
10 11 (0.59%) Artifactory
10 11 (0.59%) GitLab
10 11 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (0.53%) Ant
11 10 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 10 (0.53%) TeamCity
12 8 (0.43%) JUnit
13 7 (0.37%) ERwin
General
1 558 (29.71%) Finance
2 174 (9.27%) Marketing
3 164 (8.73%) Retail
4 159 (8.47%) Banking
5 79 (4.21%) Front Office
6 58 (3.09%) Telecoms
7 56 (2.98%) Advertising
8 52 (2.77%) Games
8 52 (2.77%) Investment Banking
9 43 (2.29%) Manufacturing
10 31 (1.65%) Electronics
10 31 (1.65%) Publishing
11 23 (1.22%) Financial Institution
12 14 (0.75%) Automotive
13 13 (0.69%) Law
13 13 (0.69%) Social Science
14 12 (0.64%) Retail Banking
15 11 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
16 10 (0.53%) Back Office
16 10 (0.53%) German Language
Job Titles
1 657 (34.98%) Data Scientist
2 321 (17.09%) Analyst
3 281 (14.96%) Developer
4 197 (10.49%) Senior Data Scientist
5 174 (9.27%) Data Engineer
6 146 (7.77%) Consultant
7 130 (6.92%) Data Analyst
8 112 (5.96%) Data Consultant
9 101 (5.38%) Senior Analyst
10 76 (4.05%) Java Developer
11 71 (3.78%) Analytics Consultant
11 71 (3.78%) Machine Learning Scientist
12 69 (3.67%) Junior
13 64 (3.41%) Graduate
14 59 (3.14%) C# Developer
15 58 (3.09%) Architect
16 56 (2.98%) Data Analytics Consultant
17 55 (2.93%) Python Developer
18 52 (2.77%) Graduate Developer
19 46 (2.45%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (9.27%) Natural Language Processing
2 115 (6.12%) .NET
3 106 (5.64%) Kafka
4 94 (5.01%) AngularJS
5 88 (4.69%) TensorFlow
6 75 (3.99%) D3.js
7 69 (3.67%) Web Services
8 68 (3.62%) HTML
9 67 (3.57%) React
10 62 (3.30%) Pandas
11 55 (2.93%) scikit-learn
12 52 (2.77%) Node.js
13 45 (2.40%) CSS
14 40 (2.13%) NumPy
15 37 (1.97%) jQuery
16 35 (1.86%) ASP.NET
17 34 (1.81%) XML
18 33 (1.76%) J2EE
19 31 (1.65%) MDX
20 27 (1.44%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 514 (27.37%) Analytical Skills
2 381 (20.29%) Algorithms
3 339 (18.05%) Computer Science
4 136 (7.24%) Fintech
5 82 (4.37%) Data Structures
6 75 (3.99%) Self-Motivation
7 64 (3.41%) Hedge funds
8 63 (3.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 62 (3.30%) Equities
10 58 (3.09%) User Experience
11 47 (2.50%) Derivative
12 37 (1.97%) Fixed Income
13 35 (1.86%) Credit Risk
14 33 (1.76%) Management Information System
15 32 (1.70%) Greenfield Project
16 30 (1.60%) Social Network
17 28 (1.49%) Exotic Derivative
17 28 (1.49%) Social Media
18 26 (1.38%) Market Risk
19 20 (1.06%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 104 (5.54%) Linux
2 59 (3.14%) Windows
3 44 (2.34%) Unix
4 22 (1.17%) Ubuntu
5 19 (1.01%) CentOS
6 14 (0.75%) Android
6 14 (0.75%) Windows Server
7 13 (0.69%) Apple iOS
8 12 (0.64%) Solaris
9 3 (0.16%) CoreOS
9 3 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.11%) Debian
10 2 (0.11%) SUSE
10 2 (0.11%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.11%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.053%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.053%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 944 (50.27%) Data Science
2 936 (49.84%) Analytics
3 789 (42.01%) Machine Learning
4 538 (28.65%) Mathematics
5 467 (24.87%) Visualisation
6 454 (24.17%) Statistics
7 409 (21.78%) Business Intelligence
8 341 (18.16%) Data Analysis
9 330 (17.57%) Agile Software Development
10 317 (16.88%) Artificial Intelligence
11 299 (15.92%) Data Analytics
12 297 (15.81%) Data Visualisation
13 220 (11.71%) ETL
14 215 (11.45%) Data Modelling
15 206 (10.97%) Problem-Solving
16 203 (10.81%) Physics
17 202 (10.76%) Predictive Modelling
18 174 (9.27%) Deep Learning
19 171 (9.11%) Software Engineering
20 145 (7.72%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1,507 (80.24%) Python
2 1,026 (54.63%) SQL
3 439 (23.38%) Java
4 309 (16.45%) C++
5 268 (14.27%) MATLAB
6 255 (13.58%) Scala
7 203 (10.81%) C#
8 178 (9.48%) JavaScript
9 107 (5.70%) C
10 83 (4.42%) T-SQL
11 71 (3.78%) VBA
12 64 (3.41%) Ruby
13 40 (2.13%) PHP
14 37 (1.97%) PL/SQL
15 33 (1.76%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 32 (1.70%) PowerShell
17 30 (1.60%) Go
18 29 (1.54%) Perl
19 28 (1.49%) Bash Shell
20 26 (1.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 550 (29.29%) Degree
2 283 (15.07%) PhD
3 90 (4.79%) Numerate Degree
4 61 (3.25%) Master's Degree
5 42 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
6 24 (1.28%) Security Cleared
7 19 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (0.91%) Postgraduate
9 10 (0.53%) PMI Certification
9 10 (0.53%) SC Cleared
10 9 (0.48%) MBA
11 8 (0.43%) CCNA
11 8 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (0.37%) TOGAF Certification
13 5 (0.27%) Analytics IQ
13 5 (0.27%) PMP
14 4 (0.21%) DBS Check
15 3 (0.16%) CCNP
15 3 (0.16%) MCSE
16 2 (0.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (4.63%) Data Quality
2 51 (2.72%) QA
3 27 (1.44%) GDPR
4 13 (0.69%) Actionable Recommendations
5 12 (0.64%) Dodd-Frank
6 11 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
7 8 (0.43%) EMIR
7 8 (0.43%) IFRS
7 8 (0.43%) IFRS 9
7 8 (0.43%) MiFID
7 8 (0.43%) Solvency II
8 6 (0.32%) ISO 26262
8 6 (0.32%) MISRA
9 5 (0.27%) IEC 61508
9 5 (0.27%) MISRA C
10 4 (0.21%) FATCA
11 3 (0.16%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 12207
12 1 (0.053%) PMO
System Software
1 92 (4.90%) Docker
2 74 (3.94%) HDFS
3 13 (0.69%) Apache Flume
3 13 (0.69%) VirtualBox
4 7 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (0.32%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 52 (2.77%) Kubernetes
2 47 (2.50%) Ansible
3 44 (2.34%) Terraform
4 36 (1.92%) Oozie
5 30 (1.60%) Puppet
6 24 (1.28%) Hadoop YARN
7 13 (0.69%) Docker Swarm
8 11 (0.59%) Kibana
9 9 (0.48%) Mesos
10 8 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (0.37%) WSUS
12 6 (0.32%) Xymon
12 6 (0.32%) ZABBIX
13 5 (0.27%) Ambari
14 3 (0.16%) Prometheus
14 3 (0.16%) SCCM
15 2 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
15 2 (0.11%) SCOM
15 2 (0.11%) vCenter Server
16 1 (0.053%) logstash
Vendors
1 389 (20.71%) Tableau
2 218 (11.61%) Microsoft
3 131 (6.98%) Oracle
4 114 (6.07%) Google
5 73 (3.89%) SAP
6 51 (2.72%) Alteryx
7 50 (2.66%) Hortonworks
8 45 (2.40%) Cloudera
9 41 (2.18%) Informatica
10 31 (1.65%) Cognos
11 27 (1.44%) Teradata
12 24 (1.28%) IBM
12 24 (1.28%) MicroStrategy
13 22 (1.17%) Adobe
14 21 (1.12%) Databricks
15 20 (1.06%) Talend
16 19 (1.01%) Red Hat
17 18 (0.96%) MapR
17 18 (0.96%) RapidMiner
18 16 (0.85%) Netezza