The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

R
UK / Wales
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 105 104
Rank change year-on-year +6 -1  
Permanent jobs citing R 4 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.36% 0.36% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.67% 0.71% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 1
Median salary £40,112 £43,750 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.31% +34.61%  
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 advertised in Wales with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 597 700 696
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 54.22% 50.22% 51.40%
Number of salaries quoted 510 604 594
Median salary £37,862 £37,500 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.96% +2.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.21% +2.50%  

R
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 Wales

R
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing R in Wales.

Salary trend for R in Wales

R
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing R within the Wales region over the 3 months to 28 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
South Wales +11 4 £40,112 -8.31%
R
UK

R
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for R.

1 8 (80.00%) Hadoop
2 7 (70.00%) Python
3 6 (60.00%) Apache Hive
3 6 (60.00%) Machine Learning
3 6 (60.00%) Apache Pig
4 5 (50.00%) Apache Spark
4 5 (50.00%) Big Data
4 5 (50.00%) NoSQL
5 4 (40.00%) Visualisation
5 4 (40.00%) Finance
6 3 (30.00%) Data Analysis
6 3 (30.00%) Data Visualisation
6 3 (30.00%) Mahout
6 3 (30.00%) MapReduce
6 3 (30.00%) Tableau
6 3 (30.00%) Mathematics
6 3 (30.00%) Spotfire
6 3 (30.00%) QlikView
6 3 (30.00%) Games
6 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (30.00%) SQL
6 3 (30.00%) Econometrics
6 3 (30.00%) Statistical Modelling
6 3 (30.00%) Analytics
6 3 (30.00%) Pandas
6 3 (30.00%) Algorithms
6 3 (30.00%) Statistical Learning
6 3 (30.00%) Scala
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (20.00%) .NET

R
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 6 (60.00%) Apache Pig
2 5 (50.00%) Apache Spark
3 1 (10.00%) Apache
3 1 (10.00%) JBoss
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) Hadoop
2 6 (60.00%) Apache Hive
3 5 (50.00%) Big Data
3 5 (50.00%) NoSQL
4 3 (30.00%) Mahout
4 3 (30.00%) QlikView
4 3 (30.00%) Spotfire
5 2 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (20.00%) Data Mining
5 2 (20.00%) MongoDB
6 1 (10.00%) MySQL
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Games
3 1 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Data Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Data Scientist
1 3 (30.00%) Data Visualisation Specialist
1 3 (30.00%) Machine Learning Scientist
1 3 (30.00%) Technical Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Big Data Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Data Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Pandas
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (10.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (10.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) CentOS
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Machine Learning
2 4 (40.00%) Visualisation
3 3 (30.00%) Analytics
3 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (30.00%) Data Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) Data Visualisation
3 3 (30.00%) Econometrics
3 3 (30.00%) MapReduce
3 3 (30.00%) Mathematics
3 3 (30.00%) Statistical Learning
3 3 (30.00%) Statistical Modelling
4 2 (20.00%) Artificial Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) Software Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (10.00%) Security Management
5 1 (10.00%) SEO
5 1 (10.00%) Statistics
5 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) Python
2 3 (30.00%) Scala
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (10.00%) C
4 1 (10.00%) Perl
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Tableau
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) F5
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Radware
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) VMware