Period
to 29 November 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 29 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

R
UK
6 months to
29 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 262 238 221
Rank change year-on-year -24 -17 +79
Permanent jobs citing R 1,709 765 2,076
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.33% 1.41% 1.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.49% 2.39% 2.85%
Number of salaries quoted 920 696 1,771
10th Percentile £37,500 £42,500 £34,639
25th Percentile £45,000 £50,000 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £69,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -13.67% +6.92% +8.33%
75th Percentile £77,000 £95,000 £93,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £122,500 £122,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,750 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -13.18% +22.22% -10.00%

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 68,560 32,036 72,777
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.26% 59.10% 53.78%
Number of salaries quoted 45,856 27,606 60,576
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £71,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 29 November 2021.

Salary histogram for R in the UK

R
Top 18 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 29 November 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 -38 1,466 £60,000 -14.29% 156
London -71 868 £65,000 -23.53% 69
UK excluding London -10 639 £47,750 -13.18% 101
Work from Home -9 387 £60,000 -7.69% 22
South East -60 146 £53,750 -2.27% 18
North of England -84 132 £50,000 -16.67% 33
Midlands -43 107 £47,500 -9.95% 11
South West -25 88 £47,500 -13.64% 16
East of England -38 87 £60,000 +14.29% 6
Scotland -30 75 £50,000 -9.09% 12
West Midlands -62 70 £55,000 - 10
North West -95 67 £55,000 -21.43% 24
Yorkshire -84 40 £45,000 -5.26% 4
East Midlands -38 37 £40,000 +29.03% 1
North East -16 25 £50,000 - 5
Northern Ireland - 4 £42,500 - 3
Channel Islands - 2 - -
Wales -56 1 £47,000 -6.00% 2

For the 6 months to 29 November 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 1,301 (76.13%) Python
2 939 (54.94%) SQL
3 778 (45.52%) Analytics
4 666 (38.97%) Data Science
5 612 (35.81%) Social Skills
6 482 (28.20%) Degree
7 474 (27.74%) Business Intelligence
8 429 (25.10%) Visualisation
9 411 (24.05%) Power Platform
10 405 (23.70%) Power BI
11 404 (23.64%) Analytical Skills
12 396 (23.17%) Statistics
13 392 (22.94%) AWS
13 392 (22.94%) Machine Learning
14 389 (22.76%) Agile Software Development
15 355 (20.77%) Tableau
16 340 (19.89%) Azure
17 332 (19.43%) Finance
18 306 (17.91%) Mathematics
19 305 (17.85%) Computer Science
20 276 (16.15%) Software Engineering
21 275 (16.09%) ETL
22 270 (15.80%) Artificial Intelligence
23 256 (14.98%) Problem-Solving
24 254 (14.86%) Data Visualisation
25 243 (14.22%) Data Warehouse
26 237 (13.87%) Mentoring
27 233 (13.63%) SAS
28 229 (13.40%) Data Analysis
29 220 (12.87%) Data Modelling

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
1 233 (13.63%) SAS
2 193 (11.29%) Apache Spark
3 34 (1.99%) Apache
4 31 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
5 22 (1.29%) Tomcat
6 21 (1.23%) Apache Airflow
7 19 (1.11%) Jupyter
8 17 (0.99%) JBoss
8 17 (0.99%) WebLogic
9 16 (0.94%) Tornado
10 14 (0.82%) Mendix
11 13 (0.76%) Confluence
12 11 (0.64%) Apache Solr
12 11 (0.64%) ArcGIS
13 9 (0.53%) Luigi
14 8 (0.47%) SharePoint
15 7 (0.41%) CMS
16 5 (0.29%) IIS
17 4 (0.23%) GeoServer
17 4 (0.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 164 (9.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 50 (2.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 37 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
4 26 (1.52%) SPSS
5 15 (0.88%) Stata
6 11 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
6 11 (0.64%) GIMP
6 11 (0.64%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.47%) Chatbot
8 5 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.18%) GNU Octave
10 3 (0.18%) Weka
11 1 (0.059%) CPLEX
11 1 (0.059%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.29%) Unica
3 3 (0.18%) FastStats
3 3 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.12%) IBM Planning Analytics
4 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.12%) SAP R/3
4 2 (0.12%) Tesseract
4 2 (0.12%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.059%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.059%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.059%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.059%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 411 (24.05%) Power Platform
2 392 (22.94%) AWS
3 340 (19.89%) Azure
4 147 (8.60%) GCP
5 91 (5.32%) GitHub
6 74 (4.33%) Google Analytics
6 74 (4.33%) Serverless
7 69 (4.04%) Azure Data Factory
8 64 (3.74%) Snowflake
9 44 (2.57%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 44 (2.57%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 39 (2.28%) PaaS
11 34 (1.99%) AWS Lambda
12 32 (1.87%) Adobe Analytics
13 31 (1.81%) Amazon S3
14 29 (1.70%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 27 (1.58%) Amazon SageMaker
15 27 (1.58%) AWS CloudFormation
16 22 (1.29%) Google Tag Manager
17 21 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.46%) Internet
2 26 (1.52%) DNS
3 21 (1.23%) TCP/IP
4 20 (1.17%) Firewall
5 16 (0.94%) HTTP
6 12 (0.70%) SSH
6 12 (0.70%) VPN
7 8 (0.47%) Broadband
8 7 (0.41%) Kerberos
8 7 (0.41%) SSL
9 6 (0.35%) Intranet
9 6 (0.35%) LTE
9 6 (0.35%) Modbus
10 5 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (0.29%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (0.29%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (0.29%) DHCP
10 5 (0.29%) FTP
10 5 (0.29%) VLAN
10 5 (0.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 405 (23.70%) Power BI
2 355 (20.77%) Tableau
3 243 (14.22%) Data Warehouse
4 193 (11.29%) Big Data
5 187 (10.94%) SQL Server
6 179 (10.47%) Hadoop
7 131 (7.67%) Relational Database
8 124 (7.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 120 (7.02%) NoSQL
10 96 (5.62%) PostgreSQL
11 86 (5.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 78 (4.56%) Apache Hive
13 69 (4.04%) Data Lake
14 68 (3.98%) Data Mining
15 60 (3.51%) BigQuery
16 56 (3.28%) MongoDB
17 53 (3.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 45 (2.63%) MySQL
19 42 (2.46%) Amazon Redshift
19 42 (2.46%) Looker
Development Applications
1 136 (7.96%) Git (software)
2 58 (3.39%) Jenkins
3 50 (2.93%) JIRA
4 38 (2.22%) Visual Studio
5 25 (1.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 23 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 19 (1.11%) RStudio
8 15 (0.88%) Bitbucket
9 13 (0.76%) Vagrant
10 11 (0.64%) GitLab
10 11 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
11 10 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 8 (0.47%) git-flow
14 6 (0.35%) TeamCity
15 5 (0.29%) ERwin
15 5 (0.29%) PyCharm
16 4 (0.23%) MLflow
16 4 (0.23%) tSQLt
17 3 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 612 (35.81%) Social Skills
2 404 (23.64%) Analytical Skills
3 332 (19.43%) Finance
4 180 (10.53%) Marketing
5 131 (7.67%) Pharmaceutical
6 99 (5.79%) Retail
7 84 (4.92%) Games
8 68 (3.98%) Advertising
9 66 (3.86%) Banking
10 60 (3.51%) Presentation Skills
11 58 (3.39%) Legal
12 44 (2.57%) Law
13 41 (2.40%) Public Sector
13 41 (2.40%) Telecoms
14 34 (1.99%) Influencing Skills
15 32 (1.87%) Front Office
16 28 (1.64%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 21 (1.23%) Manufacturing
17 21 (1.23%) Publishing
18 17 (0.99%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 320 (18.72%) Analyst
2 313 (18.31%) Data Scientist
3 282 (16.50%) Developer
4 207 (12.11%) Data Engineer
5 152 (8.89%) Programmer
6 144 (8.43%) Data Analyst
7 104 (6.09%) Senior Data Scientist
8 92 (5.38%) Salesforce Developer
9 76 (4.45%) Consultant
10 75 (4.39%) Software Engineer
11 68 (3.98%) Statistical Programmer
12 66 (3.86%) Software Developer
13 65 (3.80%) Architect
14 61 (3.57%) Data Manager
15 52 (3.04%) Lead Developer
16 47 (2.75%) Senior Analyst
17 46 (2.69%) Senior Programmer
18 42 (2.46%) Business Intelligence Analyst
19 36 (2.11%) Senior Developer
20 34 (1.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (7.49%) .NET
2 88 (5.15%) TensorFlow
3 72 (4.21%) React
4 61 (3.57%) CSS
4 61 (3.57%) XML
5 59 (3.45%) HTML
6 57 (3.34%) PySpark
7 50 (2.93%) Node.js
8 48 (2.81%) scikit-learn
9 47 (2.75%) Pandas
9 47 (2.75%) Web Services
10 46 (2.69%) Shiny
11 44 (2.57%) MDX
12 41 (2.40%) Kafka
13 40 (2.34%) PyTorch
14 37 (2.17%) NumPy
15 33 (1.93%) AngularJS
16 32 (1.87%) OLE
17 31 (1.81%) RabbitMQ
18 30 (1.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 176 (10.30%) Algorithms
2 76 (4.45%) Life Science
3 53 (3.10%) User Experience
4 52 (3.04%) Management Information System
5 42 (2.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 40 (2.34%) Biotechnology
6 40 (2.34%) Equities
7 39 (2.28%) Fixed Income
8 37 (2.17%) Hedge funds
9 32 (1.87%) Data Protection Act
9 32 (1.87%) Social Media
10 31 (1.81%) Blog
11 30 (1.76%) Mobile Games
12 28 (1.64%) Cloud Native
13 26 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
14 24 (1.40%) Data Structures
15 22 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
16 19 (1.11%) Credit Risk
16 19 (1.11%) Mobile App
16 19 (1.11%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 85 (4.97%) Linux
2 62 (3.63%) Unix
3 20 (1.17%) Windows
4 9 (0.53%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.29%) VMS
5 5 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.23%) CentOS
6 4 (0.23%) Debian
6 4 (0.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 778 (45.52%) Analytics
2 666 (38.97%) Data Science
3 474 (27.74%) Business Intelligence
4 429 (25.10%) Visualisation
5 396 (23.17%) Statistics
6 392 (22.94%) Machine Learning
7 389 (22.76%) Agile Software Development
8 306 (17.91%) Mathematics
9 305 (17.85%) Computer Science
10 276 (16.15%) Software Engineering
11 275 (16.09%) ETL
12 270 (15.80%) Artificial Intelligence
13 256 (14.98%) Problem-Solving
14 254 (14.86%) Data Visualisation
15 237 (13.87%) Mentoring
16 229 (13.40%) Data Analysis
17 220 (12.87%) Data Modelling
18 196 (11.47%) Data Management
19 195 (11.41%) DevOps
20 192 (11.23%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,301 (76.13%) Python
2 939 (54.94%) SQL
3 209 (12.23%) Java
4 184 (10.77%) C#
4 184 (10.77%) JavaScript
5 179 (10.47%) Scala
6 149 (8.72%) C++
7 143 (8.37%) MATLAB
8 102 (5.97%) C
9 82 (4.80%) Perl
10 71 (4.15%) Ruby
11 65 (3.80%) PHP
12 60 (3.51%) T-SQL
12 60 (3.51%) VB.NET
13 58 (3.39%) PowerShell
14 53 (3.10%) Kotlin
14 53 (3.10%) Objective-C
15 52 (3.04%) Apple Swift
15 52 (3.04%) Dart
15 52 (3.04%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 482 (28.20%) Degree
2 94 (5.50%) Computer Science Degree
2 94 (5.50%) PhD
3 63 (3.69%) Master's Degree
4 50 (2.93%) Security Cleared
5 44 (2.57%) Numerate Degree
6 29 (1.70%) SC Cleared
7 12 (0.70%) Tableau Certification
8 11 (0.64%) MCT
9 9 (0.53%) Analytics IQ
10 6 (0.35%) AWS Certification
10 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.29%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.29%) MBA
12 4 (0.23%) CBAP
12 4 (0.23%) IIBA
12 4 (0.23%) ISEB
12 4 (0.23%) MCSA
13 3 (0.18%) MCSE
14 2 (0.12%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (7.43%) Data Quality
2 81 (4.74%) CDISC
3 63 (3.69%) QA
4 45 (2.63%) GDPR
5 17 (0.99%) SLA
6 11 (0.64%) EMIR
7 9 (0.53%) Good Clinical Practice
8 7 (0.41%) Actionable Recommendations
9 4 (0.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 3 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.18%) MiFID
11 2 (0.12%) Accessibility
11 2 (0.12%) IEC 62304
11 2 (0.12%) ISO 13485
11 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 1 (0.059%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.059%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.059%) GRC
12 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 17025
12 1 (0.059%) NCSC
System Software
1 146 (8.54%) Docker
2 16 (0.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 13 (0.76%) VirtualBox
4 8 (0.47%) Active Directory
5 7 (0.41%) HDFS
6 5 (0.29%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.12%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.12%) Samba
7 2 (0.12%) Varnish
7 2 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.059%) etcd
Systems Management
1 85 (4.97%) Kubernetes
2 47 (2.75%) Terraform
3 30 (1.76%) Ansible
4 13 (0.76%) Docker Swarm
5 10 (0.59%) Mesos
6 9 (0.53%) Kubeflow
6 9 (0.53%) Matomo
6 9 (0.53%) Puppet
7 8 (0.47%) Grafana
7 8 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.29%) Backup Exec
8 5 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (0.23%) Packer
10 2 (0.12%) Ambari
10 2 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.12%) Salt
10 2 (0.12%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 1 (0.059%) Consul
Vendors
1 217 (12.70%) Microsoft
2 162 (9.48%) Google
3 115 (6.73%) Salesforce.com
4 99 (5.79%) Databricks
4 99 (5.79%) Oracle
5 50 (2.93%) Adobe
6 49 (2.87%) Alteryx
7 48 (2.81%) Facebook
8 30 (1.76%) SAP
9 17 (0.99%) Dataiku
9 17 (0.99%) Hortonworks
10 16 (0.94%) Cloudera
10 16 (0.94%) Talend
11 15 (0.88%) Informatica
12 14 (0.82%) Instagram
13 12 (0.70%) IBM
14 11 (0.64%) Bloomberg
14 11 (0.64%) ESRI
14 11 (0.64%) Teradata
15 9 (0.53%) FactSet