SAS v Python v R statistics Jobs

R overtakes SAS in Job Posting requirements for statistics - graphed data from Indeed

Back in 2012, job listings for "R statistics" were on the rise but were just around one-third of the volume of listings for "SAS statistics". Five years on, R has now overtaken SAS in job listings for "statistics".

Job listings for "Python statistics" have risen at a similar rate to those for R, but as the graph shows, there is a slightly higher volume for R.


Interest from Job-seekers shows that, whilst interest in R and python have risen, SAS is a more widely used search term amongst candidates.

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