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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

R
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 291 357 492
Rank change year-on-year +66 +135  
Permanent jobs citing R 901 884 544
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.05% 0.85% 0.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.93% 1.64% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 754 751 448
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 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £90,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  

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 46725 53772 54153
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 54.71% 51.50% 50.57%
Number of salaries quoted 39759 46364 46060
Median salary £47,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.29% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +2.50%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +70 861 £60,000 +9.09% 110
London +36 563 £65,000 +8.33% 63
South East +48 116 £55,000 +22.22% 14
City of London +29 103 £65,000 +18.18% 15
North West +29 44 £42,500 -10.52% 11
East of England +44 40 £60,000 +52.28% 8
East Midlands +20 36 £42,500 -15.00%
Scotland +35 32 £80,000 +57.63% 7
Manchester +6 32 £50,000 +17.64% 9
Oxfordshire +19 30 £52,500 +6.06% 6
Edinburgh +19 29 £85,000 +61.90% 5
Oxford +16 26 £41,250 -17.50% 2
West Midlands +38 24 £35,000 -46.15% 4
South West +20 22 £45,000 -14.28% 3
Berkshire +32 21 £65,000 +44.44% 1
Surrey +29 21 £60,000 +26.31% 1
Nottinghamshire +8 17 £42,500 -15.00%
Hertfordshire - 14 £60,000 - 2
Birmingham +33 13 £35,000 -36.36% 1
Kent - 13 £39,250 - 2
Derbyshire - 12 £42,500 -
Derby - 12 £42,500 -
East Sussex +17 11 £55,000 +15.78% 2
Cheshire +11 10 £35,750 -64.25% 1
Nottingham +3 10 £42,500 -15.00%
Brighton - 10 £55,000 - 2
Slough +29 9 £65,000 -10.34% 1
Cambridgeshire +10 9 £57,500 +27.77% 5
Cambridge +9 9 £57,500 - 3
Hampshire -3 9 £37,500 -16.66%

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 1108 (67.15%) Python
2 937 (56.79%) SQL
3 882 (53.45%) Analytics
4 633 (38.36%) Degree
5 598 (36.24%) Machine Learning
6 549 (33.27%) Mathematics
7 542 (32.85%) Analytical Skills
8 540 (32.73%) Big Data
9 472 (28.61%) Hadoop
10 469 (28.42%) SAS
11 407 (24.67%) Statistics
12 397 (24.06%) Finance
13 382 (23.15%) Computer Science
14 370 (22.42%) Visualisation
15 369 (22.36%) Business Intelligence
16 363 (22.00%) Java
17 345 (20.91%) Tableau
18 335 (20.30%) Algorithms
19 324 (19.64%) MATLAB
20 323 (19.58%) Apache Spark
21 309 (18.73%) PhD
22 275 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
23 253 (15.33%) Marketing
24 240 (14.55%) Data Visualisation
25 228 (13.82%) Data Analytics
26 227 (13.76%) C#
27 212 (12.85%) C++
27 212 (12.85%) ETL
27 212 (12.85%) Scala
28 209 (12.67%) Data Analysis

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
1 469 (28.42%) SAS
2 323 (19.58%) Apache Spark
3 91 (5.52%) Apache Pig
4 88 (5.33%) Apache
5 49 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
6 24 (1.45%) SharePoint
7 12 (0.73%) JBoss
8 10 (0.61%) Apache Solr
8 10 (0.61%) Tomcat
9 9 (0.55%) Confluence
10 8 (0.48%) CMS
10 8 (0.48%) nginx
11 7 (0.42%) Apache Airflow
11 7 (0.42%) Luigi
12 4 (0.24%) Jupyter
13 3 (0.18%) Ethereum
13 3 (0.18%) Hyperledger
13 3 (0.18%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.18%) SugarCRM
14 2 (0.12%) uWSGI
Applications
1 183 (11.09%) SPSS
2 110 (6.67%) MS Excel
3 43 (2.61%) Stata
4 28 (1.70%) SPSS Modeler
5 22 (1.33%) MS Office
6 21 (1.27%) EViews
7 16 (0.97%) GNU Octave
8 10 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
9 9 (0.55%) Simulink
10 5 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.24%) Gephi
11 4 (0.24%) S-PLUS
11 4 (0.24%) Weka
12 2 (0.12%) Mathcad
13 1 (0.061%) Houdini
13 1 (0.061%) Maya
13 1 (0.061%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 13 (0.79%) SAP InfiniteInsight
2 6 (0.36%) Adobe Campaign
2 6 (0.36%) SAP CO
2 6 (0.36%) SAP FI
2 6 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (0.30%) SAP AFS
3 5 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.24%) Eloqua
4 4 (0.24%) FastStats
4 4 (0.24%) FINCAD Analytics
4 4 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.18%) Data Workbench
5 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.18%) Oracle iProcurement
5 3 (0.18%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.12%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 112 (6.79%) Amazon AWS
2 90 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (4.36%) Google Analytics
4 40 (2.42%) Google Cloud Platform
5 31 (1.88%) Azure Machine Learning
6 20 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (0.85%) GitHub
8 12 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (0.61%) Amazon EMR
9 10 (0.61%) Amazon S3
9 10 (0.61%) SaaS
10 6 (0.36%) IaaS
11 5 (0.30%) PaaS
12 4 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
13 3 (0.18%) Data Lake Analytics
13 3 (0.18%) FinancialForce.com
13 3 (0.18%) Force.com
13 3 (0.18%) Google Tag Manager
14 2 (0.12%) Amazon Kinesis
14 2 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.09%) Internet
2 8 (0.48%) LAN
3 7 (0.42%) FlexRay
3 7 (0.42%) MVNO
4 6 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (0.36%) Cisco Wireless
4 6 (0.36%) FTP
4 6 (0.36%) HTTP
4 6 (0.36%) VPN
4 6 (0.36%) Wireless
4 6 (0.36%) Wireless Security
5 4 (0.24%) Symposium
5 4 (0.24%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.18%) WAN
7 2 (0.12%) DNS
7 2 (0.12%) Network Security
8 1 (0.061%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.061%) Intranet
8 1 (0.061%) LDAP
8 1 (0.061%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 540 (32.73%) Big Data
2 472 (28.61%) Hadoop
3 180 (10.91%) SQL Server
4 166 (10.06%) Data Mining
5 151 (9.15%) QlikView
6 149 (9.03%) NoSQL
7 146 (8.85%) Data Warehouse
8 133 (8.06%) Apache Hive
9 125 (7.58%) Relational Database
10 124 (7.52%) MongoDB
10 124 (7.52%) Power BI
11 100 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 78 (4.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 71 (4.30%) Spotfire
14 60 (3.64%) Apache Cassandra
15 58 (3.52%) Neo4j
15 58 (3.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 54 (3.27%) MySQL
17 50 (3.03%) HBase
18 38 (2.30%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 42 (2.55%) Git (software)
2 33 (2.00%) Visual Studio
3 27 (1.64%) JIRA
4 22 (1.33%) Talend Open Studio
5 17 (1.03%) Jenkins
6 14 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 9 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (0.55%) Travis CI
9 8 (0.48%) Oracle APEX
10 7 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
11 6 (0.36%) Vagrant
12 5 (0.30%) JUnit
12 5 (0.30%) MSBuild
12 5 (0.30%) Yeoman
13 4 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
13 4 (0.24%) RStudio
13 4 (0.24%) Subversion
14 3 (0.18%) Apache Continuum
14 3 (0.18%) Selenium
General
1 397 (24.06%) Finance
2 253 (15.33%) Marketing
3 118 (7.15%) Retail
4 107 (6.48%) Banking
5 41 (2.48%) Legal
5 41 (2.48%) Telecoms
6 37 (2.24%) Advertising
7 34 (2.06%) Front Office
8 31 (1.88%) Pharmaceutical
9 27 (1.64%) Games
10 17 (1.03%) Electronics
10 17 (1.03%) Investment Banking
10 17 (1.03%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.61%) Retail Banking
12 9 (0.55%) Aerospace
12 9 (0.55%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.48%) Publishing
14 7 (0.42%) Automotive
14 7 (0.42%) Law
15 5 (0.30%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 515 (31.21%) Data Scientist
2 358 (21.70%) Analyst
3 284 (17.21%) Developer
4 115 (6.97%) Senior Data Scientist
5 109 (6.61%) Consultant
6 102 (6.18%) Data Analyst
7 93 (5.64%) Data Engineer
8 65 (3.94%) Analytics Manager
9 64 (3.88%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 60 (3.64%) C# Developer
11 57 (3.45%) .NET Developer
12 56 (3.39%) Data Consultant
12 56 (3.39%) Senior Analyst
13 52 (3.15%) Architect
14 48 (2.91%) Insight Analyst
15 47 (2.85%) Analytics Consultant
16 45 (2.73%) Data Analytics Manager
17 44 (2.67%) Data Manager
18 42 (2.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 42 (2.55%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 179 (10.85%) .NET
2 96 (5.82%) HTML
3 70 (4.24%) CSS
3 70 (4.24%) Natural Language Processing
4 48 (2.91%) ASP.NET
5 46 (2.79%) D3.js
5 46 (2.79%) Kafka
5 46 (2.79%) Web Services
6 39 (2.36%) AngularJS
7 38 (2.30%) NumPy
8 37 (2.24%) Node.js
9 28 (1.70%) LAMP
9 28 (1.70%) REST
10 25 (1.52%) Pandas
11 23 (1.39%) .NET Framework
12 22 (1.33%) scikit-learn
13 21 (1.27%) jQuery
14 20 (1.21%) Django
14 20 (1.21%) Flask
14 20 (1.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 542 (32.85%) Analytical Skills
2 382 (23.15%) Computer Science
3 335 (20.30%) Algorithms
4 61 (3.70%) Credit Risk
5 39 (2.36%) Fintech
6 29 (1.76%) Data Structures
7 28 (1.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 25 (1.52%) Social Media
9 24 (1.45%) Management Information System
10 23 (1.39%) User Experience
11 20 (1.21%) Fixed Income
12 18 (1.09%) Derivative
13 17 (1.03%) Hedge funds
14 15 (0.91%) Mobile App
15 14 (0.85%) Equities
15 14 (0.85%) Mainframe
16 13 (0.79%) Market Risk
17 11 (0.67%) Biotechnology
18 9 (0.55%) Equity Derivative
18 9 (0.55%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 138 (8.36%) Linux
2 45 (2.73%) Unix
3 43 (2.61%) Windows
4 8 (0.48%) Windows Server
5 7 (0.42%) Ubuntu
6 5 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.24%) CentOS
7 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.18%) Debian
8 3 (0.18%) MVS
8 3 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.061%) Android
9 1 (0.061%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 882 (53.45%) Analytics
2 598 (36.24%) Machine Learning
3 549 (33.27%) Mathematics
4 407 (24.67%) Statistics
5 370 (22.42%) Visualisation
6 369 (22.36%) Business Intelligence
7 275 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 240 (14.55%) Data Visualisation
9 228 (13.82%) Data Analytics
10 212 (12.85%) ETL
11 209 (12.67%) Data Analysis
12 188 (11.39%) Physics
13 186 (11.27%) Statistical Modelling
14 154 (9.33%) Predictive Modelling
15 147 (8.91%) Software Engineering
16 134 (8.12%) Data Modelling
17 133 (8.06%) Statistical Analysis
18 120 (7.27%) Predictive Analytics
19 108 (6.55%) Actionable Insight
20 104 (6.30%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1108 (67.15%) Python
2 937 (56.79%) SQL
3 363 (22.00%) Java
4 324 (19.64%) MATLAB
5 227 (13.76%) C#
6 212 (12.85%) C++
6 212 (12.85%) Scala
7 100 (6.06%) JavaScript
8 87 (5.27%) C
8 87 (5.27%) VBA
9 75 (4.55%) T-SQL
10 53 (3.21%) Ruby
11 38 (2.30%) PHP
12 33 (2.00%) Perl
13 23 (1.39%) Shell Script
14 21 (1.27%) PL/SQL
15 20 (1.21%) PowerShell
16 19 (1.15%) Bash Shell
16 19 (1.15%) VB.NET
17 17 (1.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 633 (38.36%) Degree
2 309 (18.73%) PhD
3 27 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (1.21%) Security Cleared
5 13 (0.79%) MCTS
5 13 (0.79%) Postgraduate
6 11 (0.67%) ISEB
7 6 (0.36%) CCNP
7 6 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.36%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.30%) CFA
8 5 (0.30%) MCITP
8 5 (0.30%) MCP
9 3 (0.18%) CBAP
9 3 (0.18%) IIBA
10 2 (0.12%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.12%) SAS Certification
10 2 (0.12%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 1 (0.061%) CISSP
11 1 (0.061%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.09%) Data Quality
2 49 (2.97%) QA
3 13 (0.79%) MiFID
4 11 (0.67%) Dodd-Frank
4 11 (0.67%) EMIR
5 8 (0.48%) IFRS
5 8 (0.48%) IFRS 9
6 7 (0.42%) ISO26262
7 3 (0.18%) Basel III
7 3 (0.18%) IAS 39
7 3 (0.18%) SNOMED CT
8 2 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.12%) SLA
9 1 (0.061%) GCP
System Software
1 31 (1.88%) Docker
2 22 (1.33%) Apache Flume
3 18 (1.09%) HDFS
4 6 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.36%) VirtualBox
5 5 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.24%) KVM
7 2 (0.12%) vSphere
8 1 (0.061%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.061%) LXC
8 1 (0.061%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.061%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 1 (0.061%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.061%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (0.91%) Ambari
2 10 (0.61%) Kibana
3 9 (0.55%) logstash
4 8 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.42%) Ansible
6 3 (0.18%) Oozie
7 2 (0.12%) Puppet
8 1 (0.061%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 1 (0.061%) Graphite
8 1 (0.061%) HockeyApp
8 1 (0.061%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.061%) Mesos
8 1 (0.061%) StatsD
8 1 (0.061%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 345 (20.91%) Tableau
2 160 (9.70%) Microsoft
3 107 (6.48%) Google
4 86 (5.21%) Oracle
5 50 (3.03%) SAP
6 44 (2.67%) Teradata
7 39 (2.36%) IBM
8 31 (1.88%) MicroStrategy
8 31 (1.88%) TIBCO
9 22 (1.33%) Netezza
9 22 (1.33%) Talend
10 20 (1.21%) Cloudera
10 20 (1.21%) Informatica
11 19 (1.15%) Alteryx
12 18 (1.09%) Hortonworks
13 17 (1.03%) Adobe
14 14 (0.85%) Hyperion
15 13 (0.79%) RapidMiner
16 12 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
17 11 (0.67%) Cognos
Brighton, East Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 70,000 - 100,000 + Package
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric.com
Salary: Completely negotiable and excellent with comprehensive benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Codex
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £95000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
West Midlands
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Durham, County Durham
Sanderson
Salary: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Codex
Salary: From £65,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + 30 hol
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
GridCell
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Bonuses, Pension, Training Allowance
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Mane Contract Services Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + equity
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + equity
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Mane Contract Services Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Beneifts
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £85000 - £110000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + bonus, benefits and discount
Posted: 4 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Sanderson
Salary: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Durlston Partners
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Churchill Frank
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £130,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago