The table below looks at the statistics for Perl skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Perl over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Perl
Rank 130 131 103
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -28
Permanent jobs citing Perl 2518 2745 2996
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.30% 2.33% 2.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.47% 4.47% 5.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2007 2105 2443
Average salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.09% +2.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
56306 61396 57246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.54% 52.13% 52.79%
Number of salaries quoted 48013 52395 49451
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +6.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Perl
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Perl within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Perl Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Perl
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Perl within the UK.

Perl Salary Trend in the UK

Perl
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Perl over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 within the UK.

Perl Salary Histogram in the UK

Perl
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Perl within the UK over the 3 months to 6 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 2302 £50,000 - 281
London -10 1155 £60,000 +9.09% 126
South East +18 445 £47,500 +5.55% 49
City of London +7 266 £60,000 +9.09% 47
East of England -14 215 £42,500 +1.19% 37
South West +31 162 £42,500 +13.33% 22
Berkshire +15 141 £45,000 +2.27% 22
Yorkshire -13 129 £40,000 +0.62% 16
Surrey +66 124 £50,000 +2.56% 6
Cambridgeshire -4 117 £42,500 +0.59% 23
Reading +25 108 £45,000 +16.88% 12
Scotland -1 98 £40,000 -11.11% 23
Cambridge 0 91 £42,500 +1.19% 21
Bristol +37 81 £65,000 +68.83% 8
Hampshire -8 80 £45,000 -10.00% 7
West Yorkshire -15 74 £42,500 +6.25% 10
North West -16 72 £32,500 -18.75% 12
Wales +13 61 £36,000 +9.09% 7
South Wales +10 60 £36,500 +10.60% 7
Edinburgh +9 59 £40,000 +11.11% 12
Hertfordshire +3 54 £40,000 - 10
West Midlands +5 52 £52,500 +40.00% 5
Leeds -31 52 £40,000 - 9
Manchester +1 50 £32,500 -18.75% 8
East Midlands +22 49 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Gloucestershire 0 41 £32,500 -29.34% 3
Birmingham +14 36 £52,500 +30.43% 3
Oxfordshire -7 36 £47,500 - 6
Glasgow -14 35 £55,000 +10.00% 10
North Yorkshire +4 34 £37,500 -1.31% 1

Perl
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Perl also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Perl.

1 3404 (67.84%) Linux
2 2995 (59.69%) Python
3 1929 (38.44%) UNIX
4 1809 (36.05%) SQL
5 1771 (35.29%) Java
6 1506 (30.01%) Bash Shell
7 1382 (27.54%) Windows
8 1164 (23.20%) Agile Software Development
9 1151 (22.94%) Finance
10 1133 (22.58%) Oracle
11 1129 (22.50%) PHP
12 1106 (22.04%) Ruby
13 1057 (21.06%) MySQL
14 990 (19.73%) Puppet
15 979 (19.51%) JavaScript
16 917 (18.27%) Apache
17 916 (18.25%) Degree
18 864 (17.22%) DevOps
19 819 (16.32%) Red Hat
20 816 (16.26%) C++
20 816 (16.26%) HTML
21 747 (14.89%) VMware
22 656 (13.07%) Shell Script
23 642 (12.79%) Opscode Chef
24 637 (12.69%) Git (software)
25 631 (12.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 625 (12.46%) PowerShell
27 621 (12.38%) SQL Server
28 607 (12.10%) Configuration Management
29 599 (11.94%) Relational Database

Perl
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Perl also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Perl. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 917 (18.27%) Apache
2 595 (11.86%) Tomcat
3 252 (5.02%) IIS
4 244 (4.86%) nginx
5 230 (4.58%) JBoss
6 211 (4.20%) Node.js
7 175 (3.49%) OpenStack
8 168 (3.35%) WebSphere
9 118 (2.35%) WebLogic
10 109 (2.17%) MS Exchange
11 102 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
12 99 (1.97%) WebSphere Application Server
13 86 (1.71%) Confluence
14 80 (1.59%) GlassFish
15 71 (1.41%) Drupal
16 62 (1.24%) SharePoint
17 60 (1.20%) SAS
18 54 (1.08%) CICS
18 54 (1.08%) Apache Pig
19 43 (0.86%) MQSeries
Applications
1 264 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 102 (2.03%) MS Office
3 35 (0.70%) SPSS
4 17 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.32%) Photoshop
6 12 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
7 10 (0.20%) Mathematica
7 10 (0.20%) MS Project
8 4 (0.080%) GNU Octave
9 3 (0.060%) PrintSoft PReS
9 3 (0.060%) Abaqus
9 3 (0.060%) SOLIDWORKS
9 3 (0.060%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.040%) FastStats
10 2 (0.040%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.040%) Maya
11 1 (0.020%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 30 (0.60%) Magento
2 27 (0.54%) RMDS
3 17 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 16 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
5 15 (0.30%) Markit EDM
6 13 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
7 11 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
7 11 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 8 (0.16%) ION MarketView
8 8 (0.16%) TIBCO iProcess
9 7 (0.14%) Cordys
9 7 (0.14%) Oracle Utilities
10 6 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
11 5 (0.100%) BASE24
12 4 (0.080%) Oracle 11i
12 4 (0.080%) IntelliMatch
12 4 (0.080%) Oracle EBS R12
13 3 (0.060%) AquaLogic BPM
13 3 (0.060%) Exstream
13 3 (0.060%) PRMS
Cloud Services
1 489 (9.74%) Amazon AWS
2 122 (2.43%) SaaS
3 88 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 80 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
5 77 (1.53%) PaaS
6 74 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
6 74 (1.47%) IaaS
7 33 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
8 29 (0.58%) GitHub
9 27 (0.54%) Amazon EMR
10 24 (0.48%) Amazon S3
11 17 (0.34%) Route 53
12 16 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
13 14 (0.28%) IBM SmartCloud
14 13 (0.26%) Heroku
15 12 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 11 (0.22%) SoftLayer
17 10 (0.20%) Engine Yard
18 9 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
19 8 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 539 (10.74%) TCP/IP
2 489 (9.74%) DNS
3 473 (9.43%) Firewall
4 355 (7.07%) Internet
5 316 (6.30%) HTTP
6 250 (4.98%) SAN
7 197 (3.93%) VPN
8 176 (3.51%) WAN
9 168 (3.35%) LDAP
10 159 (3.17%) LAN
11 146 (2.91%) Network Security
12 143 (2.85%) SMTP
13 123 (2.45%) BGP
14 121 (2.41%) SSL
15 116 (2.31%) OSPF
16 112 (2.23%) Cisco IOS
17 107 (2.13%) DHCP
18 90 (1.79%) VLAN
19 89 (1.77%) FTP
20 85 (1.69%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1057 (21.06%) MySQL
2 621 (12.38%) SQL Server
3 599 (11.94%) Relational Database
4 367 (7.31%) PostgreSQL
5 342 (6.82%) MongoDB
6 338 (6.74%) RDBMS
7 303 (6.04%) NoSQL
8 276 (5.50%) Big Data
9 213 (4.24%) Oracle Database
10 177 (3.53%) Hadoop
10 177 (3.53%) DB2
11 130 (2.59%) Apache Cassandra
12 98 (1.95%) Oracle Database 11g
13 91 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
14 80 (1.59%) Apache Hive
15 58 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
16 57 (1.14%) HBase
17 56 (1.12%) Redis
18 53 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
19 42 (0.84%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 637 (12.69%) Git (software)
2 540 (10.76%) Jenkins
3 382 (7.61%) Subversion
4 199 (3.97%) Maven
5 178 (3.55%) JIRA
6 137 (2.73%) Selenium
7 129 (2.57%) Hudson
8 112 (2.23%) JUnit
9 107 (2.13%) TeamCity
10 90 (1.79%) Ant
11 82 (1.63%) Cucumber
12 73 (1.45%) Eclipse
13 57 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 46 (0.92%) Mercurial
15 44 (0.88%) ClearCase
16 42 (0.84%) PHPUnit
17 38 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
18 36 (0.72%) Talend Open Studio
19 35 (0.70%) Visual Studio
20 32 (0.64%) TestNG
General
1 1151 (22.94%) Finance
2 471 (9.39%) Banking
3 247 (4.92%) Front Office
4 197 (3.93%) Telecoms
5 167 (3.33%) Investment Banking
6 105 (2.09%) Retail
7 102 (2.03%) Back Office
8 100 (1.99%) Marketing
9 88 (1.75%) Games
10 69 (1.38%) Financial Institution
11 59 (1.18%) Electronics
12 51 (1.02%) Advertising
13 44 (0.88%) Military
14 37 (0.74%) Legal
15 28 (0.56%) Manufacturing
16 23 (0.46%) Automotive
16 23 (0.46%) Law
17 20 (0.40%) Publishing
18 16 (0.32%) Billing
19 15 (0.30%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1132 (22.56%) Developer
2 614 (12.24%) Administrator
3 546 (10.88%) Systems Administrator
4 545 (10.86%) Analyst
5 421 (8.39%) Applications Support
6 387 (7.71%) DevOps Engineer
7 335 (6.68%) Linux Administrator
8 301 (6.00%) Software Engineer
9 298 (5.94%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 286 (5.70%) Support Analyst
11 276 (5.50%) Linux Engineer
12 256 (5.10%) Systems Engineer
13 238 (4.74%) Support Engineer
14 223 (4.44%) Java Developer
15 175 (3.49%) Consultant
16 160 (3.19%) Applications Support Analyst
17 157 (3.13%) Linux DevOps Engineer
18 147 (2.93%) Web Developer
19 136 (2.71%) Senior Developer
20 129 (2.57%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 816 (16.26%) HTML
2 598 (11.92%) CSS
3 495 (9.86%) XML
4 487 (9.71%) Web Services
5 401 (7.99%) .NET
6 354 (7.05%) jQuery
7 231 (4.60%) LAMP
8 219 (4.36%) Middleware
9 210 (4.18%) J2EE
10 206 (4.11%) Spring
11 191 (3.81%) HTML5
12 177 (3.53%) FIX Protocol
13 160 (3.19%) REST
14 139 (2.77%) SOAP
15 138 (2.75%) Hibernate
16 130 (2.59%) JSON
17 129 (2.57%) CSS3
18 126 (2.51%) Ajax
19 109 (2.17%) RESTful
20 106 (2.11%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 586 (11.68%) Computer Science
2 523 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
3 271 (5.40%) Data Centre
4 230 (4.58%) Hedge funds
5 184 (3.67%) Management Information System
6 176 (3.51%) Equities
7 145 (2.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 137 (2.73%) Derivative
9 128 (2.55%) Clustering
10 102 (2.03%) Fixed Income
11 92 (1.83%) Algorithms
11 92 (1.83%) User Experience
12 90 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
12 90 (1.79%) Mathematics
13 86 (1.71%) Replication
14 85 (1.69%) Mobile App
15 74 (1.47%) Visualisation
16 72 (1.43%) Client/Server
17 71 (1.41%) PKI
18 70 (1.39%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3404 (67.84%) Linux
2 1929 (38.44%) UNIX
3 1382 (27.54%) Windows
4 631 (12.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 503 (10.02%) Solaris
6 408 (8.13%) CentOS
7 343 (6.84%) Ubuntu
8 261 (5.20%) Debian
9 235 (4.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 181 (3.61%) AIX
11 144 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
12 136 (2.71%) Windows Server 2003
13 105 (2.09%) Android
14 69 (1.38%) SUSE
14 69 (1.38%) Apple iOS
15 57 (1.14%) Fedora
16 50 (1.00%) Mac OS X
17 49 (0.98%) Windows 7
18 42 (0.84%) Oracle Linux
19 36 (0.72%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1164 (23.20%) Agile Software Development
2 864 (17.22%) DevOps
3 607 (12.10%) Configuration Management
4 485 (9.67%) Continuous Integration
5 477 (9.51%) Open Source
6 456 (9.09%) Software Engineering
7 403 (8.03%) ITIL
8 323 (6.44%) OO
9 313 (6.24%) TDD
10 311 (6.20%) Performance Tuning
11 303 (6.04%) Scrum
12 285 (5.68%) SDLC
13 244 (4.86%) E-Commerce
14 237 (4.72%) Mentoring
15 232 (4.62%) Analytics
16 221 (4.40%) Load Balancing
17 220 (4.38%) Web Development
18 195 (3.89%) MVC
19 185 (3.69%) Project Management
20 176 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2995 (59.69%) Python
2 1809 (36.05%) SQL
3 1771 (35.29%) Java
4 1506 (30.01%) Bash Shell
5 1129 (22.50%) PHP
6 1106 (22.04%) Ruby
7 979 (19.51%) JavaScript
8 816 (16.26%) C++
9 656 (13.07%) Shell Script
10 625 (12.46%) PowerShell
11 560 (11.16%) C
12 445 (8.87%) C#
13 273 (5.44%) Korn
14 159 (3.17%) PL/SQL
15 135 (2.69%) AWK
16 126 (2.51%) T-SQL
17 122 (2.43%) Scala
18 107 (2.13%) Groovy
19 102 (2.03%) Bourne shell
20 85 (1.69%) R
Qualifications
1 916 (18.25%) Degree
2 175 (3.49%) Security Cleared
3 147 (2.93%) Cisco Certification
4 129 (2.57%) SC Cleared
5 94 (1.87%) CCNA
6 80 (1.59%) DV Cleared
7 66 (1.32%) RHCE
8 62 (1.24%) PhD
9 50 (1.00%) CISSP
10 48 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
11 47 (0.94%) CCNP
12 40 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
12 40 (0.80%) ISEB
13 29 (0.58%) ISTQB
14 28 (0.56%) RHCSA
15 22 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 22 (0.44%) CCSA
16 19 (0.38%) Sun Certification
17 16 (0.32%) CCIE
17 16 (0.32%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 288 (5.74%) QA
2 103 (2.05%) SLA
3 28 (0.56%) PCI DSS
4 26 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 23 (0.46%) ISO 9001
6 22 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 13 (0.26%) HIPAA
8 5 (0.100%) Solvency II
8 5 (0.100%) ISO 8583
9 3 (0.060%) COBIT
10 2 (0.040%) JTAG
10 2 (0.040%) BS25999
10 2 (0.040%) FISMA
11 1 (0.020%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 535 (10.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 231 (4.60%) Active Directory
3 139 (2.77%) NFS
4 111 (2.21%) Samba
5 102 (2.03%) KVM
6 96 (1.91%) Xen
7 95 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
8 86 (1.71%) Postfix
8 86 (1.71%) vSphere
9 82 (1.63%) Hyper-V
10 74 (1.47%) Docker
11 65 (1.30%) Varnish
12 62 (1.24%) iptables
13 56 (1.12%) VMware ESX
14 47 (0.94%) XenServer
15 46 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
16 45 (0.90%) Squid
17 39 (0.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 32 (0.64%) Apache Flume
19 31 (0.62%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 990 (19.73%) Puppet
2 642 (12.79%) Opscode Chef
3 450 (8.97%) Nagios
4 228 (4.54%) Ansible
5 148 (2.95%) ZABBIX
6 132 (2.63%) Salt
7 110 (2.19%) Tivoli
8 79 (1.57%) Cacti
9 74 (1.47%) Vagrant
10 71 (1.41%) Oracle RMAN
11 66 (1.32%) Data Guard
12 61 (1.22%) Graphite
13 54 (1.08%) Zenoss
14 51 (1.02%) logstash
15 46 (0.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 42 (0.84%) Cobbler
17 38 (0.76%) SELinux
17 38 (0.76%) Ganglia
17 38 (0.76%) Control-M
18 37 (0.74%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1133 (22.58%) Oracle
2 819 (16.32%) Red Hat
3 747 (14.89%) VMware
4 398 (7.93%) Microsoft
5 381 (7.59%) Cisco
6 217 (4.32%) HP
7 213 (4.24%) Sybase
8 212 (4.22%) IBM
9 187 (3.73%) Sun
10 118 (2.35%) Citrix
11 107 (2.13%) Splunk
12 106 (2.11%) NetApp
13 99 (1.97%) Veritas
14 89 (1.77%) F5
15 82 (1.63%) Juniper
16 65 (1.30%) Zend
17 64 (1.28%) Reuters
18 61 (1.22%) Informatica
18 61 (1.22%) TIBCO
19 59 (1.18%) Google
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