Period
to 18 January 2022

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 18 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

R
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 220 231 174
Rank change year-on-year +11 -57 +66
Permanent jobs citing R 411 109 112
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 1.42% 1.04% 1.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.53% 1.67% 2.56%
Number of salaries quoted 235 88 104
10th Percentile £37,500 £42,500 £52,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £50,000 £90,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £67,500 £120,000
Median % change year-on-year -14.81% -43.75% +108.70%
75th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £134,063
90th Percentile £86,250 £95,000 £158,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -7.69% - +8.33%

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 WFH option and a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 16,251 6,534 4,381
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 56.13% 62.57% 59.97%
Number of salaries quoted 12,968 5,947 3,863
10th Percentile £37,750 £35,000 £33,800
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £41,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,250 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.18% - -
75th Percentile £80,000 £71,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £83,750 £88,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -

R
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing R as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

R trend for jobs with a WFH option

R
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing R.

R salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

R
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing R over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

R salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, R job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for R.

1 268 (65.21%) Python
2 266 (64.72%) SQL
3 168 (40.88%) Data Science
4 162 (39.42%) Social Skills
5 147 (35.77%) Analytics
6 139 (33.82%) Degree
7 135 (32.85%) Machine Learning
8 127 (30.90%) Statistics
8 127 (30.90%) Business Intelligence
9 111 (27.01%) Validation
9 111 (27.01%) Power BI
9 111 (27.01%) Power Platform
10 108 (26.28%) Artificial Intelligence
11 100 (24.33%) Analytical Skills
12 95 (23.11%) SAS
13 94 (22.87%) Visualisation
14 89 (21.65%) Data Warehouse
15 84 (20.44%) Mentoring
16 81 (19.71%) Azure
17 80 (19.46%) Biostatistics
17 80 (19.46%) Statistical Analysis
18 78 (18.98%) ETL
18 78 (18.98%) Problem-Solving
19 74 (18.00%) Microsoft
19 74 (18.00%) Mathematics
20 72 (17.52%) Data Visualisation
21 71 (17.27%) Tableau
22 70 (17.03%) Finance
23 69 (16.79%) Algorithms
24 65 (15.82%) CDISC

R
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 95 (23.11%) SAS
2 33 (8.03%) Apache Spark
3 8 (1.95%) CMS
3 8 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (0.97%) Apache Airflow
5 3 (0.73%) Apache
5 3 (0.73%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.49%) Jupyter
6 2 (0.49%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.24%) R Markdown
Applications
1 52 (12.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (1.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 8 (1.95%) SPSS
4 7 (1.70%) Stata
5 6 (1.46%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.24%) IBM Planning Analytics
Cloud Services
1 111 (27.01%) Power Platform
2 81 (19.71%) Azure
3 62 (15.09%) AWS
4 24 (5.84%) Google Analytics
5 21 (5.11%) GCP
6 16 (3.89%) Azure Data Factory
7 12 (2.92%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 11 (2.68%) Google Sheets
9 10 (2.43%) Google Tag Manager
10 9 (2.19%) Adobe Analytics
10 9 (2.19%) Google Data Studio
10 9 (2.19%) Snowflake
11 8 (1.95%) Canva
11 8 (1.95%) Serverless
12 7 (1.70%) Amazon SageMaker
13 6 (1.46%) Azure Functions
13 6 (1.46%) GitHub
14 5 (1.22%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.73%) Microsoft 365
16 2 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.46%) Intranet
2 4 (0.97%) Kerberos
2 4 (0.97%) SSH
2 4 (0.97%) SSL
3 2 (0.49%) Firewall
4 1 (0.24%) LAN
4 1 (0.24%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (27.01%) Power BI
2 89 (21.65%) Data Warehouse
3 71 (17.27%) Tableau
4 53 (12.90%) SQL Server
5 40 (9.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 34 (8.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 30 (7.30%) PostgreSQL
8 29 (7.06%) SQL Server 2016
9 28 (6.81%) Oracle Reports
10 26 (6.33%) OLAP
11 25 (6.08%) Oracle OLAP
11 25 (6.08%) SSDT
12 23 (5.60%) Spotfire
13 22 (5.35%) Relational Database
14 19 (4.62%) Big Data
14 19 (4.62%) Hadoop
15 16 (3.89%) Data Lake
15 16 (3.89%) Data Mining
16 15 (3.65%) NoSQL
17 14 (3.41%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 47 (11.44%) Git (software)
2 25 (6.08%) Visual Studio
2 25 (6.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 16 (3.89%) Jenkins
4 10 (2.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 10 (2.43%) JMeter
4 10 (2.43%) LoadRunner
4 10 (2.43%) NeoLoad
5 6 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.97%) GitLab
6 4 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.73%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.49%) RStudio
8 2 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.24%) git-flow
9 1 (0.24%) ProC
General
1 162 (39.42%) Social Skills
2 100 (24.33%) Analytical Skills
3 70 (17.03%) Finance
4 50 (12.17%) Marketing
5 48 (11.68%) Pharmaceutical
6 38 (9.25%) Retail
7 22 (5.35%) Legal
8 15 (3.65%) Advertising
9 13 (3.16%) Public Sector
10 12 (2.92%) Law
10 12 (2.92%) Presentation Skills
11 10 (2.43%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 8 (1.95%) Publishing
13 7 (1.70%) Banking
14 6 (1.46%) Social Science
15 5 (1.22%) Organisational Skills
16 4 (0.97%) Local Government
16 4 (0.97%) Police
17 3 (0.73%) Games
18 1 (0.24%) Environmental Health
Job Titles
1 98 (23.84%) Data Scientist
2 91 (22.14%) Programmer
3 69 (16.79%) Analyst
4 59 (14.36%) Data Engineer
5 54 (13.14%) Statistical Programmer
6 39 (9.49%) Senior Data Scientist
7 38 (9.25%) Data Analyst
7 38 (9.25%) Developer
7 38 (9.25%) Senior Programmer
8 28 (6.81%) Senior Statistical Programmer
9 26 (6.33%) Senior Developer
10 21 (5.11%) Consultant
11 19 (4.62%) Senior Analyst
12 15 (3.65%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 12 (2.92%) Analytics Consultant
14 10 (2.43%) Performance Engineer
15 9 (2.19%) Data Analytics Analyst
15 9 (2.19%) Digital Analytics Consultant
15 9 (2.19%) SQL Programmer
16 8 (1.95%) Elasticsearch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (12.41%) TensorFlow
2 45 (10.95%) PyTorch
3 41 (9.98%) scikit-learn
3 41 (9.98%) XML
4 39 (9.49%) Pandas
5 36 (8.76%) NumPy
6 33 (8.03%) MDX
7 30 (7.30%) Caffe
8 21 (5.11%) Node.js
9 18 (4.38%) Keras
9 18 (4.38%) PySpark
10 15 (3.65%) REST
11 14 (3.41%) MLlib
12 13 (3.16%) SparkR
13 12 (2.92%) React
13 12 (2.92%) Shiny
14 9 (2.19%) DOM
15 8 (1.95%) .NET
16 7 (1.70%) JSON
16 7 (1.70%) PyMC3
Miscellaneous
1 69 (16.79%) Algorithms
2 25 (6.08%) Data Protection Act
3 23 (5.60%) Greenfield Project
4 19 (4.62%) Biotechnology
5 18 (4.38%) Life Science
6 15 (3.65%) User Experience
7 14 (3.41%) Management Information System
8 9 (2.19%) Hedge funds
9 8 (1.95%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.70%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.22%) Clustering
11 5 (1.22%) Social Network
11 5 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.97%) Blog
12 4 (0.97%) NHS
13 3 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.73%) Mashup
14 2 (0.49%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 2 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (2.68%) Windows
2 9 (2.19%) Windows Server
3 8 (1.95%) Linux
4 5 (1.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (40.88%) Data Science
2 147 (35.77%) Analytics
3 135 (32.85%) Machine Learning
4 127 (30.90%) Business Intelligence
4 127 (30.90%) Statistics
5 111 (27.01%) Validation
6 108 (26.28%) Artificial Intelligence
7 94 (22.87%) Visualisation
8 84 (20.44%) Mentoring
9 80 (19.46%) Biostatistics
9 80 (19.46%) Statistical Analysis
10 78 (18.98%) ETL
10 78 (18.98%) Problem-Solving
11 74 (18.00%) Mathematics
12 72 (17.52%) Data Visualisation
13 63 (15.33%) Computer Science
14 61 (14.84%) Natural Language Processing
14 61 (14.84%) Software Engineering
15 58 (14.11%) Data Modelling
16 55 (13.38%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 268 (65.21%) Python
2 266 (64.72%) SQL
3 50 (12.17%) C
4 45 (10.95%) MATLAB
5 36 (8.76%) Java
6 34 (8.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 24 (5.84%) PowerShell
8 19 (4.62%) C++
8 19 (4.62%) Scala
9 18 (4.38%) JavaScript
9 18 (4.38%) Perl
10 12 (2.92%) C#
11 9 (2.19%) PHP
12 8 (1.95%) SAS Macro
12 8 (1.95%) T-SQL
13 7 (1.70%) F#
14 5 (1.22%) VBA
15 4 (0.97%) Bash
16 3 (0.73%) Go
16 3 (0.73%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 139 (33.82%) Degree
2 21 (5.11%) PhD
3 15 (3.65%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (2.68%) Numerate Degree
4 11 (2.68%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.19%) Analytics IQ
6 8 (1.95%) Master's Degree
6 8 (1.95%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.49%) CEH
7 2 (0.49%) CISSP
7 2 (0.49%) HND
7 2 (0.49%) OSCP
8 1 (0.24%) MCSE
8 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (15.82%) CDISC
2 43 (10.46%) Data Quality
3 27 (6.57%) GDPR
4 25 (6.08%) QA
5 8 (1.95%) Good Clinical Practice
6 2 (0.49%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.24%) NCSC
System Software
1 17 (4.14%) Docker
2 3 (0.73%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.49%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (3.65%) Kubernetes
2 10 (2.43%) Grafana
3 9 (2.19%) Matomo
4 6 (1.46%) Ansible
4 6 (1.46%) Terraform
5 3 (0.73%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.49%) Puppet
7 1 (0.24%) Kubeflow
Vendors
1 74 (18.00%) Microsoft
2 32 (7.79%) Google
3 31 (7.54%) Oracle
4 17 (4.14%) Adobe
5 15 (3.65%) SAP
6 12 (2.92%) Databricks
7 11 (2.68%) Facebook
8 10 (2.43%) AppDynamics
8 10 (2.43%) Dynatrace
8 10 (2.43%) Micro Focus
8 10 (2.43%) New Relic
9 9 (2.19%) Alteryx
9 9 (2.19%) Bloomberg
9 9 (2.19%) FactSet
9 9 (2.19%) Snowplow
10 8 (1.95%) Instagram
10 8 (1.95%) Talend
10 8 (1.95%) Twitter
11 7 (1.70%) Informatica
12 6 (1.46%) dotdigital