Period
to 22 August 2017

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 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

R
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 288 399 476
Rank change year-on-year +111 +77 +155
Permanent jobs citing R 2058 1530 1311
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.17% 0.78% 0.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.10% 1.48% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1499 1299 1035
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -8.70%
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,750 £31,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +11.76% -

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 97875 103294 111695
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.59% 52.42% 51.21%
Number of salaries quoted 80828 89423 95118
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

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 22 August 2017.

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 22 August 2017. 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 +109 1967 £60,000 +9.09% 114
London +82 1278 £65,000 +8.33% 73
UK excluding London +110 753 £47,500 - 48
South East +65 208 £50,000 -4.76% 15
North of England +33 161 £49,000 +22.50% 13
East of England +85 127 £60,000 +60.00% 7
Midlands +82 121 £42,500 -5.56% 3
North West +20 106 £50,000 +25.00% 8
South West -34 67 £60,000 +14.29% 3
East Midlands +50 61 £40,000 -15.79% 1
West Midlands +42 57 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Scotland +31 49 £45,000 -5.26% 7
Yorkshire +16 37 £50,000 +25.00% 5
North East +28 18 £35,000 -22.22%
Wales +4 16 £42,500 -12.37%
Northern Ireland - 5 £22,500 -

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1422 (69.10%) Python
2 1081 (52.53%) SQL
3 1050 (51.02%) Analytics
4 760 (36.93%) Machine Learning
5 693 (33.67%) Degree
6 684 (33.24%) Finance
7 671 (32.60%) Big Data
8 656 (31.88%) Analytical Skills
9 536 (26.04%) Hadoop
10 532 (25.85%) Java
11 525 (25.51%) SAS
12 506 (24.59%) Mathematics
13 471 (22.89%) Visualisation
14 469 (22.79%) Agile Software Development
15 430 (20.89%) Computer Science
16 427 (20.75%) Business Intelligence
17 408 (19.83%) Retail
18 395 (19.19%) Tableau
19 388 (18.85%) Statistics
20 383 (18.61%) Apache Spark
21 368 (17.88%) Algorithms
22 367 (17.83%) MATLAB
23 363 (17.64%) Banking
24 350 (17.01%) Data Analytics
25 331 (16.08%) SQL Server
25 331 (16.08%) Data Analysis
26 322 (15.65%) Asset Management
27 317 (15.40%) PhD
28 306 (14.87%) Data Visualisation
29 297 (14.43%) Investment Banking

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
1 525 (25.51%) SAS
2 383 (18.61%) Apache Spark
3 64 (3.11%) Apache Pig
4 52 (2.53%) Apache
5 21 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (0.44%) Jupyter
7 8 (0.39%) JBoss
7 8 (0.39%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.34%) Apache Solr
8 7 (0.34%) ArcGIS
8 7 (0.34%) CMS
8 7 (0.34%) Confluence
9 6 (0.29%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.24%) nginx
11 4 (0.19%) Ethereum
11 4 (0.19%) Hyperledger
11 4 (0.19%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.15%) IIS
13 2 (0.097%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.097%) WebLogic
Applications
1 205 (9.96%) SPSS
2 154 (7.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (1.70%) Stata
4 33 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
5 27 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (0.49%) S-PLUS
7 8 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.39%) SPSS Modeler
8 6 (0.29%) GNU Octave
9 5 (0.24%) EViews
9 5 (0.24%) MS Visio
10 4 (0.19%) Pipeline Pilot
11 3 (0.15%) Gephi
12 2 (0.097%) LaTeX
12 2 (0.097%) Maple
12 2 (0.097%) Mathcad
12 2 (0.097%) Simulink
13 1 (0.049%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 34 (1.65%) Adobe Campaign
2 21 (1.02%) SAP InfiniteInsight
3 7 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.24%) Unica
5 4 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.19%) R3 Corda
5 4 (0.19%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
6 3 (0.15%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.15%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.097%) HFM
7 2 (0.097%) Hyperion Enterprise
7 2 (0.097%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.097%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.097%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.097%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.097%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 197 (9.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 159 (7.73%) Amazon AWS
3 76 (3.69%) Azure Machine Learning
4 58 (2.82%) Google Cloud Platform
5 52 (2.53%) Google Analytics
6 30 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
7 25 (1.21%) SaaS
8 20 (0.97%) GitHub
9 15 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (0.73%) Google Tag Manager
9 15 (0.73%) PaaS
10 14 (0.68%) Amazon EMR
10 14 (0.68%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 13 (0.63%) Amazon S3
12 10 (0.49%) Azure Data Factory
13 5 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.24%) IaaS
14 4 (0.19%) OpenShift
15 3 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
15 3 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (0.78%) Wireless
2 15 (0.73%) Internet
2 15 (0.73%) LAN
3 13 (0.63%) WAN
4 12 (0.58%) Cisco Wireless
4 12 (0.58%) HTTP
5 8 (0.39%) TCP/IP
6 7 (0.34%) SSL
7 4 (0.19%) FTP
8 3 (0.15%) SMS
9 2 (0.097%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.097%) LDAP
9 2 (0.097%) Skype
9 2 (0.097%) VPN
9 2 (0.097%) Wireless Security
9 2 (0.097%) WLAN
10 1 (0.049%) Broadband
10 1 (0.049%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 671 (32.60%) Big Data
2 536 (26.04%) Hadoop
3 331 (16.08%) SQL Server
4 296 (14.38%) Data Warehouse
5 194 (9.43%) NoSQL
5 194 (9.43%) QlikView
6 184 (8.94%) Data Mining
7 171 (8.31%) Power BI
8 161 (7.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 137 (6.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 131 (6.37%) Apache Hive
11 128 (6.22%) Relational Database
12 118 (5.73%) MongoDB
13 95 (4.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 82 (3.98%) Apache Cassandra
14 82 (3.98%) OLAP
15 70 (3.40%) Oracle OLAP
15 70 (3.40%) Spotfire
16 56 (2.72%) SQL Server 2016
17 48 (2.33%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 52 (2.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 49 (2.38%) RStudio
3 42 (2.04%) Git (software)
4 33 (1.60%) Visual Studio
5 31 (1.51%) Subversion
6 23 (1.12%) JIRA
7 16 (0.78%) Talend Open Studio
8 14 (0.68%) Jenkins
9 12 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
10 9 (0.44%) TeamCity
11 8 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (0.29%) Travis CI
13 5 (0.24%) Toad
14 4 (0.19%) Clang
14 4 (0.19%) GCC
15 3 (0.15%) Bitbucket
15 3 (0.15%) Selenium
16 2 (0.097%) Phabricator
16 2 (0.097%) ReSharper
General
1 684 (33.24%) Finance
2 408 (19.83%) Retail
3 363 (17.64%) Banking
4 297 (14.43%) Investment Banking
5 292 (14.19%) Retail Banking
6 267 (12.97%) Marketing
7 83 (4.03%) Front Office
8 76 (3.69%) Telecoms
9 69 (3.35%) Financial Institution
10 60 (2.92%) Games
11 41 (1.99%) Manufacturing
12 39 (1.90%) Electronics
13 27 (1.31%) Advertising
14 23 (1.12%) French Language
15 17 (0.83%) Aerospace
16 13 (0.63%) Automotive
17 12 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
18 11 (0.53%) Legal
19 9 (0.44%) Law
20 6 (0.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 610 (29.64%) Data Scientist
2 427 (20.75%) Analyst
3 357 (17.35%) Developer
4 162 (7.87%) Data Analyst
5 135 (6.56%) Senior Data Scientist
6 123 (5.98%) Consultant
7 99 (4.81%) Software Engineer
8 95 (4.62%) Architect
9 84 (4.08%) Analytics Manager
10 71 (3.45%) Data Manager
11 69 (3.35%) Analytics Consultant
12 67 (3.26%) Data Consultant
13 64 (3.11%) Data Engineer
14 61 (2.96%) Quantitative Developer
15 59 (2.87%) Machine Learning Scientist
16 56 (2.72%) Junior
17 54 (2.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 53 (2.58%) Enterprise Architect
19 49 (2.38%) Governance Analyst
19 49 (2.38%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (8.99%) .NET
2 136 (6.61%) Natural Language Processing
3 109 (5.30%) HTML
4 106 (5.15%) CSS
5 66 (3.21%) Web Services
6 61 (2.96%) Kafka
7 52 (2.53%) AngularJS
8 51 (2.48%) TensorFlow
9 48 (2.33%) ASP.NET
10 46 (2.24%) D3.js
10 46 (2.24%) Node.js
11 41 (1.99%) JSON
12 39 (1.90%) NumPy
13 30 (1.46%) Pandas
14 29 (1.41%) REST
15 28 (1.36%) Django
16 20 (0.97%) XML
17 19 (0.92%) .NET Framework
17 19 (0.92%) jQuery
17 19 (0.92%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 656 (31.88%) Analytical Skills
2 430 (20.89%) Computer Science
3 368 (17.88%) Algorithms
4 102 (4.96%) Management Information System
5 76 (3.69%) Enterprise Software
6 58 (2.82%) Data Structures
7 43 (2.09%) Credit Risk
8 40 (1.94%) Fintech
9 35 (1.70%) Greenfield Project
10 33 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 27 (1.31%) Derivative
11 27 (1.31%) User Experience
12 22 (1.07%) Social Media
13 21 (1.02%) Hedge funds
14 18 (0.87%) Equities
15 17 (0.83%) Data Centre
16 16 (0.78%) Mobile App
16 16 (0.78%) Virtual Team
17 14 (0.68%) Market Risk
18 13 (0.63%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 128 (6.22%) Linux
2 117 (5.69%) Unix
3 48 (2.33%) Windows
4 6 (0.29%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.24%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.097%) Android
7 2 (0.097%) MVS
7 2 (0.097%) Solaris
8 1 (0.049%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.049%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1050 (51.02%) Analytics
2 760 (36.93%) Machine Learning
3 506 (24.59%) Mathematics
4 471 (22.89%) Visualisation
5 469 (22.79%) Agile Software Development
6 427 (20.75%) Business Intelligence
7 388 (18.85%) Statistics
8 350 (17.01%) Data Analytics
9 331 (16.08%) Data Analysis
10 322 (15.65%) Asset Management
11 306 (14.87%) Data Visualisation
12 286 (13.90%) Wealth Management
13 218 (10.59%) ETL
14 208 (10.11%) Software Engineering
15 177 (8.60%) SDLC
16 172 (8.36%) Statistical Analysis
17 167 (8.11%) Predictive Analytics
18 166 (8.07%) Physics
19 165 (8.02%) Data Modelling
20 152 (7.39%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1422 (69.10%) Python
2 1081 (52.53%) SQL
3 532 (25.85%) Java
4 367 (17.83%) MATLAB
5 274 (13.31%) Scala
6 263 (12.78%) C++
7 220 (10.69%) C#
8 168 (8.16%) JavaScript
9 121 (5.88%) T-SQL
10 119 (5.78%) Perl
11 92 (4.47%) VBA
12 83 (4.03%) C
13 72 (3.50%) PL/SQL
14 48 (2.33%) Julia
15 36 (1.75%) PowerShell
16 35 (1.70%) Ruby
17 29 (1.41%) PHP
18 28 (1.36%) VB.NET
19 26 (1.26%) VB
20 15 (0.73%) Go
Qualifications
1 693 (33.67%) Degree
2 317 (15.40%) PhD
3 144 (7.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 116 (5.64%) Numerate Degree
5 96 (4.66%) Master's Degree
6 59 (2.87%) Security Cleared
7 19 (0.92%) SC Cleared
8 15 (0.73%) Postgraduate
9 14 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (0.49%) CCDP
11 8 (0.39%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.19%) CCNP
12 4 (0.19%) ISEB
13 3 (0.15%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.097%) CCNA
14 2 (0.097%) CTC Cleared
14 2 (0.097%) HND
15 1 (0.049%) APMP
15 1 (0.049%) IIBA
15 1 (0.049%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (4.47%) Data Quality
2 42 (2.04%) QA
3 15 (0.73%) Actionable Recommendations
4 5 (0.24%) MiFID
5 4 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.19%) EMIR
5 4 (0.19%) SLA
6 3 (0.15%) Basel III
6 3 (0.15%) IFRS
7 2 (0.097%) IAS 39
7 2 (0.097%) IFRS 9
7 2 (0.097%) PMO
8 1 (0.049%) Basel II
8 1 (0.049%) GCP
8 1 (0.049%) GDPR
8 1 (0.049%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.049%) Solvency II
System Software
1 31 (1.51%) Apache Flume
2 29 (1.41%) HDFS
3 24 (1.17%) Docker
4 12 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.39%) Active Directory
5 8 (0.39%) KVM
6 3 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.049%) Firmware
7 1 (0.049%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 8 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (0.34%) Kibana
3 5 (0.24%) Kubernetes
3 5 (0.24%) logstash
3 5 (0.24%) Mesos
4 4 (0.19%) Puppet
5 2 (0.097%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.049%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.049%) Oozie
6 1 (0.049%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.049%) Terraform
6 1 (0.049%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 395 (19.19%) Tableau
2 292 (14.19%) Microsoft
3 215 (10.45%) Oracle
4 120 (5.83%) Google
5 75 (3.64%) SAP
6 53 (2.58%) Hortonworks
7 42 (2.04%) Teradata
8 39 (1.90%) Adobe
9 37 (1.80%) Cloudera
10 34 (1.65%) IBM
11 30 (1.46%) MicroStrategy
12 25 (1.21%) Informatica
13 22 (1.07%) Netezza
13 22 (1.07%) VMware
14 21 (1.02%) TIBCO
15 19 (0.92%) MapR
16 18 (0.87%) Alteryx
17 16 (0.78%) Cisco
17 16 (0.78%) Optimizely
17 16 (0.78%) Talend