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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Perl
Rank 133 100 103
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +3
Permanent jobs citing Perl 2327 2869 3039
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.17% 2.72% 2.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.30% 5.14% 5.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1728 2219 2404
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +6.32%

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
54061 55774 58093
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.51% 52.94% 54.21%
Number of salaries quoted 46199 46664 50437
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £63,750 £67,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -36 2171 £50,000 - 316
London -41 1111 £57,500 - 125
South East +7 483 £45,000 -5.26% 83
City of London -27 263 £58,500 +1.73% 37
East of England -24 212 £44,500 +11.25% 38
Surrey +60 167 £47,500 +5.55% 16
South West +6 151 £45,000 +12.50% 24
Cambridgeshire -12 121 £47,500 +23.37% 28
Berkshire -37 121 £46,250 -2.63% 25
Cambridge -5 112 £43,750 +15.13% 27
Hampshire +21 87 £45,000 - 17
Yorkshire -50 84 £35,000 +7.69% 17
Scotland +6 77 £42,500 -5.55% 8
Reading -10 74 £49,000 -10.90% 10
West Midlands -41 61 £37,500 -25.00% 8
Bristol +44 59 £61,250 +61.18% 10
Hertfordshire -7 55 £44,000 +10.00% 4
West Yorkshire -34 53 £40,000 +23.07% 9
Wales +12 49 £37,500 +20.96% 7
Oxfordshire +9 49 £43,000 -25.54% 13
North West -51 46 £40,000 -5.88% 11
South Wales +11 44 £37,500 +20.96% 7
Leeds -45 43 £40,000 +23.07% 6
Glasgow +24 40 £40,500 -26.36% 1
Gloucestershire -25 39 £46,250 +10.11% 7
Oxford +8 34 £44,500 -26.44% 2
Leatherhead +33 29 £60,000 +20.00%
Manchester -28 27 £33,750 -20.58% 8
Cardiff 0 26 £35,000 +12.00% 6
Essex -17 26 £53,750 +19.44% 4

Perl
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 3214 (65.01%) Linux
2 2603 (52.65%) Python
3 1962 (39.68%) UNIX
4 1669 (33.76%) SQL
5 1621 (32.79%) Java
6 1417 (28.66%) Bash Shell
7 1382 (27.95%) Windows
8 1237 (25.02%) PHP
9 1197 (24.21%) Finance
10 1077 (21.78%) MySQL
11 999 (20.21%) Ruby
12 996 (20.15%) Oracle
13 918 (18.57%) Puppet
14 904 (18.28%) Degree
15 902 (18.24%) Red Hat
16 871 (17.62%) Agile Software Development
17 848 (17.15%) Apache
18 831 (16.81%) JavaScript
19 798 (16.14%) VMware
20 757 (15.31%) C++
21 740 (14.97%) Shell Script
22 734 (14.85%) HTML
23 687 (13.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 619 (12.52%) TCP/IP
25 581 (11.75%) DNS
26 574 (11.61%) Opscode Chef
27 572 (11.57%) SQL Server
28 566 (11.45%) Solaris
29 564 (11.41%) DevOps
30 550 (11.12%) Git (software)

Perl
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 848 (17.15%) Apache
2 533 (10.78%) Tomcat
3 294 (5.95%) IIS
4 228 (4.61%) nginx
5 192 (3.88%) WebSphere
6 184 (3.72%) JBoss
7 153 (3.09%) MS Exchange
8 122 (2.47%) WebLogic
8 122 (2.47%) OpenStack
9 112 (2.27%) Node.js
10 104 (2.10%) WebSphere Application Server
11 89 (1.80%) GlassFish
12 65 (1.31%) MQSeries
13 60 (1.21%) IBM HTTP Server
14 56 (1.13%) Confluence
15 54 (1.09%) Drupal
16 52 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
16 52 (1.05%) CMS
17 44 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
18 43 (0.87%) SharePoint
Applications
1 263 (5.32%) MS Excel
2 106 (2.14%) MS Office
3 28 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.20%) SPSS
5 9 (0.18%) Mathematica
6 5 (0.10%) DOC1
6 5 (0.10%) PrintSoft PReS
7 4 (0.081%) Simulink
8 3 (0.061%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.061%) Abaqus
8 3 (0.061%) MS Project
9 2 (0.040%) Stata
9 2 (0.040%) Stateflow
9 2 (0.040%) FrameMaker
9 2 (0.040%) Maya
10 1 (0.020%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.020%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.020%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 23 (0.47%) RMDS
2 20 (0.40%) TIBCO iProcess
3 19 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
4 16 (0.32%) Magento
5 11 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
6 10 (0.20%) Google Analytics
7 7 (0.14%) ION MarketView
7 7 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.14%) BASE24
8 6 (0.12%) Oracle Utilities
9 5 (0.10%) IntelliMatch
9 5 (0.10%) SiteCatalyst
9 5 (0.10%) Exstream
10 4 (0.081%) Global One
10 4 (0.081%) Summit
10 4 (0.081%) CSG Singleview
10 4 (0.081%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
11 2 (0.040%) Oracle BPM
11 2 (0.040%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 220 (4.45%) Amazon AWS
2 119 (2.41%) SaaS
3 65 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
3 65 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
3 65 (1.31%) IaaS
4 57 (1.15%) PaaS
5 46 (0.93%) Amazon S3
6 33 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 30 (0.61%) GitHub
8 17 (0.34%) IBM SmartCloud
9 16 (0.32%) Heroku
10 11 (0.22%) Route 53
10 11 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
11 10 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
11 10 (0.20%) Engine Yard
12 8 (0.16%) SoftLayer
13 5 (0.10%) Joyent
14 3 (0.061%) Office 365
15 2 (0.040%) CloudFront
15 2 (0.040%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 619 (12.52%) TCP/IP
2 581 (11.75%) DNS
3 438 (8.86%) Firewall
4 414 (8.37%) HTTP
5 368 (7.44%) SAN
6 362 (7.32%) Internet
7 243 (4.92%) LDAP
8 170 (3.44%) FTP
9 161 (3.26%) WAN
10 155 (3.14%) SMTP
11 153 (3.09%) DHCP
12 152 (3.07%) VPN
13 146 (2.95%) LAN
14 132 (2.67%) BGP
15 126 (2.55%) NAS
16 117 (2.37%) SSL
17 101 (2.04%) OSPF
18 99 (2.00%) SNMP
19 94 (1.90%) Network Security
20 92 (1.86%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1077 (21.78%) MySQL
2 572 (11.57%) SQL Server
3 390 (7.89%) Relational Database
4 336 (6.80%) PostgreSQL
5 232 (4.69%) MongoDB
6 209 (4.23%) Oracle Database
7 200 (4.05%) RDBMS
8 197 (3.98%) NoSQL
9 174 (3.52%) Big Data
10 146 (2.95%) DB2
11 109 (2.20%) Hadoop
12 80 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
13 73 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
14 70 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
15 67 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
16 59 (1.19%) Redis
17 55 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
18 49 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 48 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 38 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 550 (11.12%) Git (software)
2 381 (7.71%) Subversion
3 369 (7.46%) Jenkins
4 190 (3.84%) Maven
5 157 (3.18%) Hudson
6 149 (3.01%) JIRA
7 102 (2.06%) Ant
7 102 (2.06%) Selenium
8 96 (1.94%) Eclipse
9 84 (1.70%) TeamCity
10 82 (1.66%) Mercurial
11 79 (1.60%) Cucumber
12 77 (1.56%) JUnit
13 60 (1.21%) WebDriver
14 49 (0.99%) Visual Studio
15 44 (0.89%) CruiseControl
16 43 (0.87%) NUnit
17 40 (0.81%) PHPUnit
18 38 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 35 (0.71%) InstallShield
General
1 1197 (24.21%) Finance
2 404 (8.17%) Banking
3 193 (3.90%) Front Office
4 172 (3.48%) Investment Banking
5 152 (3.07%) Retail
6 137 (2.77%) Telecoms
7 123 (2.49%) Marketing
8 106 (2.14%) Games
9 84 (1.70%) Financial Institution
10 79 (1.60%) Back Office
11 75 (1.52%) Advertising
12 69 (1.40%) Electronics
13 38 (0.77%) Publishing
14 34 (0.69%) Manufacturing
15 33 (0.67%) Law
16 28 (0.57%) Aerospace
17 25 (0.51%) French Language
18 24 (0.49%) Billing
19 22 (0.44%) Automotive
20 16 (0.32%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 1187 (24.01%) Developer
2 732 (14.81%) Administrator
3 625 (12.64%) Systems Administrator
4 555 (11.23%) Analyst
5 468 (9.47%) Linux Administrator
6 369 (7.46%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 335 (6.78%) Support Analyst
8 303 (6.13%) Applications Support
8 303 (6.13%) Linux Engineer
9 255 (5.16%) DevOps Engineer
10 246 (4.98%) Software Engineer
11 241 (4.87%) Systems Engineer
12 231 (4.67%) Java Developer
13 225 (4.55%) Support Engineer
14 192 (3.88%) Senior Developer
15 174 (3.52%) PHP Developer
16 168 (3.40%) Consultant
17 148 (2.99%) Web Developer
17 148 (2.99%) Junior
18 141 (2.85%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 734 (14.85%) HTML
2 515 (10.42%) XML
3 491 (9.93%) CSS
4 386 (7.81%) Web Services
5 369 (7.46%) .NET
6 298 (6.03%) jQuery
7 251 (5.08%) LAMP
8 222 (4.49%) J2EE
9 172 (3.48%) SOAP
10 169 (3.42%) HTML5
11 163 (3.30%) Middleware
12 155 (3.14%) Spring
13 128 (2.59%) REST
14 123 (2.49%) Ajax
15 113 (2.29%) FIX Protocol
16 98 (1.98%) Hibernate
17 97 (1.96%) ASP.NET
18 95 (1.92%) JSON
19 86 (1.74%) CSS3
20 83 (1.68%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 532 (10.76%) Computer Science
2 448 (9.06%) Analytical Skills
3 438 (8.86%) Open Source
4 214 (4.33%) Clustering
5 155 (3.14%) Hedge funds
6 137 (2.77%) Equities
7 119 (2.41%) Derivative
8 114 (2.31%) Mathematics
9 113 (2.29%) Management Information System
10 99 (2.00%) Fixed Income
11 97 (1.96%) Algorithms
12 94 (1.90%) Replication
13 91 (1.84%) Mobile App
14 89 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
14 89 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 63 (1.27%) User Experience
16 56 (1.13%) Client/Server
16 56 (1.13%) Physics
17 55 (1.11%) HACMP
18 51 (1.03%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3214 (65.01%) Linux
2 1962 (39.68%) UNIX
3 1382 (27.95%) Windows
4 687 (13.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 566 (11.45%) Solaris
6 448 (9.06%) CentOS
7 268 (5.42%) Ubuntu
8 250 (5.06%) Debian
9 226 (4.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 198 (4.00%) AIX
11 138 (2.79%) Windows Server 2003
12 95 (1.92%) Android
13 94 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
14 79 (1.60%) SUSE
15 70 (1.42%) Windows 7
16 49 (0.99%) Fedora
17 44 (0.89%) Apple iOS
18 39 (0.79%) Mac OS X
19 37 (0.75%) Windows XP
20 33 (0.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 871 (17.62%) Agile Software Development
2 564 (11.41%) DevOps
3 443 (8.96%) ITIL
4 434 (8.78%) OO
5 431 (8.72%) Software Engineering
6 406 (8.21%) Continuous Integration
7 391 (7.91%) Configuration Management
8 303 (6.13%) E-Commerce
9 280 (5.66%) Load Balancing
10 259 (5.24%) TDD
11 252 (5.10%) Mentoring
12 239 (4.83%) Scrum
13 236 (4.77%) Performance Tuning
14 219 (4.43%) MVC
15 191 (3.86%) Web Development
16 184 (3.72%) Time Management
17 183 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
18 182 (3.68%) Analytics
19 175 (3.54%) Project Management
20 160 (3.24%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2603 (52.65%) Python
2 1669 (33.76%) SQL
3 1621 (32.79%) Java
4 1417 (28.66%) Bash Shell
5 1237 (25.02%) PHP
6 999 (20.21%) Ruby
7 831 (16.81%) JavaScript
8 757 (15.31%) C++
9 740 (14.97%) Shell Script
10 506 (10.23%) PowerShell
11 497 (10.05%) C#
12 496 (10.03%) C
13 174 (3.52%) Korn
14 143 (2.89%) T-SQL
15 135 (2.73%) PL/SQL
16 127 (2.57%) AWK
17 89 (1.80%) Groovy
18 85 (1.72%) VBScript
19 84 (1.70%) Bourne shell
20 81 (1.64%) Scala
Qualifications
1 904 (18.28%) Degree
2 155 (3.14%) Security Cleared
3 140 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
4 99 (2.00%) RHCE
5 84 (1.70%) SC Cleared
6 77 (1.56%) CCNA
7 68 (1.38%) CCNP
8 67 (1.36%) ISEB
9 66 (1.33%) VCP4
10 65 (1.31%) PhD
11 57 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
12 49 (0.99%) ISTQB
13 46 (0.93%) RHCSA
14 45 (0.91%) CISSP
15 43 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 42 (0.85%) DV Cleared
17 32 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
18 22 (0.44%) CCIE
19 21 (0.42%) MCSE
20 20 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 322 (6.51%) QA
2 101 (2.04%) SLA
3 45 (0.91%) PCI DSS
4 24 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 12 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.18%) Solvency II
9 7 (0.14%) ISO 8583
9 7 (0.14%) JTAG
10 5 (0.10%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.061%) DO-178B
11 3 (0.061%) COBIT
12 2 (0.040%) DO-254
12 2 (0.040%) DO-160
System Software
1 549 (11.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 268 (5.42%) Active Directory
3 170 (3.44%) NFS
4 129 (2.61%) vSphere
5 117 (2.37%) KVM
6 97 (1.96%) Xen
6 97 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
7 93 (1.88%) Samba
8 88 (1.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 78 (1.58%) Hyper-V
10 71 (1.44%) VMware ESX
10 71 (1.44%) Oracle RMAN
11 70 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
12 63 (1.27%) Varnish
12 63 (1.27%) Squid
13 60 (1.21%) Firmware
14 55 (1.11%) Postfix
15 54 (1.09%) Docker
16 51 (1.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 47 (0.95%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 918 (18.57%) Puppet
2 574 (11.61%) Opscode Chef
3 442 (8.94%) Nagios
4 161 (3.26%) Ansible
5 112 (2.27%) ZABBIX
6 105 (2.12%) Cacti
7 98 (1.98%) Salt
8 89 (1.80%) NetBackup
9 87 (1.76%) Tivoli
10 68 (1.38%) Data Guard
11 66 (1.33%) Vagrant
12 64 (1.29%) Control-M
13 47 (0.95%) OpenView
14 43 (0.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 42 (0.85%) Zenoss
16 39 (0.79%) SELinux
17 36 (0.73%) yum
18 34 (0.69%) Red Hat Satellite
19 33 (0.67%) SCCM
19 33 (0.67%) logstash
Vendors
1 996 (20.15%) Oracle
2 902 (18.24%) Red Hat
3 798 (16.14%) VMware
4 436 (8.82%) Microsoft
5 363 (7.34%) Cisco
6 279 (5.64%) HP
7 247 (5.00%) IBM
8 186 (3.76%) Sybase
9 168 (3.40%) Veritas
10 153 (3.09%) Sun
11 123 (2.49%) NetApp
12 103 (2.08%) Juniper
13 92 (1.86%) EMC
14 91 (1.84%) F5
15 89 (1.80%) Zend
16 88 (1.78%) Bloomberg
17 78 (1.58%) Symantec
18 75 (1.52%) Citrix
19 62 (1.25%) TIBCO
20 60 (1.21%) Splunk
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