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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

R
UK / Wales
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 84 -
Rank change year-on-year 0 -  
Permanent jobs citing R 5 15 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.51% 1.16% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.06% 2.33% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 15 0
Median salary £49,700 £48,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.47% -  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +17.64%  

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 470 645 678
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 48.21% 49.69% 47.18%
Number of salaries quoted 432 570 564
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,369
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +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
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing R in Wales over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram 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 24 June 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 +9 5 £49,700 +2.47%
R
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 7 (77.78%) Big Data
2 6 (66.67%) NoSQL
2 6 (66.67%) Machine Learning
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) Python
3 5 (55.56%) Data Visualisation
3 5 (55.56%) Hadoop
3 5 (55.56%) Visualisation
4 3 (33.33%) Apache Hive
4 3 (33.33%) MapReduce
4 3 (33.33%) Tableau
4 3 (33.33%) Apache Pig
4 3 (33.33%) Pandas
4 3 (33.33%) Data Mining
4 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (33.33%) Games
4 3 (33.33%) Econometrics
4 3 (33.33%) Artificial Intelligence
4 3 (33.33%) Spotfire
4 3 (33.33%) QlikView
5 2 (22.22%) Statistics
5 2 (22.22%) Degree
5 2 (22.22%) Cluster Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) Mathematics
5 2 (22.22%) Neural Network
5 2 (22.22%) C#
5 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) SAS

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 3 (33.33%) Apache Pig
2 2 (22.22%) Apache Spark
2 2 (22.22%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) Big Data
2 6 (66.67%) NoSQL
3 5 (55.56%) Hadoop
4 3 (33.33%) Apache Hive
4 3 (33.33%) Data Mining
4 3 (33.33%) QlikView
4 3 (33.33%) Spotfire
5 2 (22.22%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (22.22%) MongoDB
6 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (33.33%) Games
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Data Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Data Scientist
1 3 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Big Data Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Data Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Data Visualisation Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Data Visualisation Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Pandas
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Algorithms
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 1 (11.11%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Machine Learning
2 5 (55.56%) Data Visualisation
2 5 (55.56%) Visualisation
3 3 (33.33%) Artificial Intelligence
3 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (33.33%) Econometrics
3 3 (33.33%) MapReduce
4 2 (22.22%) Cluster Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Mathematics
4 2 (22.22%) Neural Network
4 2 (22.22%) Software Architecture
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (22.22%) Statistics
5 1 (11.11%) Chemistry
5 1 (11.11%) Pattern Recognition
5 1 (11.11%) Physics
5 1 (11.11%) SEO
5 1 (11.11%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Statistical Modelling
5 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Python
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) PhD
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Tableau
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft