Period
to 28 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Perl skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Perl over the 6 months to 28 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Perl
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 336 257 228
Rank change year-on-year -79 -29 -54
Permanent jobs citing Perl 1,145 2,065 2,710
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 1.37% 1.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.68% 2.49% 2.83%
Number of salaries quoted 900 1,649 2,072
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.51% +3.64% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,700 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,386 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.70% -3.16%

Perl 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 requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 67,956 82,938 95,690
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.09% 54.91% 55.60%
Number of salaries quoted 56,122 68,580 80,115
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Perl
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Perl as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Perl in the UK

Perl
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Perl in the UK

Perl
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Perl over the 6 months to 28 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Perl in the UK

Perl
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Perl within the UK over the 6 months to 28 January 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -98 979 £57,500 - 188
UK excluding London -14 651 £47,500 -5.00% 121
London -122 484 £65,000 +4.00% 83
South East +2 221 £55,000 +4.76% 39
North of England -81 88 £50,000 -4.76% 18
South West +31 83 £47,500 +5.56% 17
Wales +55 71 £45,000 - 4
Scotland +8 63 £50,000 +2.56% 10
East of England +22 61 £46,158 -2.83% 19
Yorkshire -10 48 £42,500 -19.37% 4
Midlands -15 43 £50,000 +1.01% 12
West Midlands +1 35 £50,000 +1.01% 9
North West -50 35 £58,500 +11.43% 11
Northern Ireland +17 21 £32,000 -48.80% 2
East Midlands -7 8 £52,500 +8.25% 3
North East -6 5 £68,281 +36.56% 3

For the 6 months to 28 January 2020, IT jobs citing Perl also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Perl.

1 878 (76.68%) Python
2 737 (64.37%) Linux
3 538 (46.99%) Bash Shell
4 380 (33.19%) DevOps
5 347 (30.31%) Java
6 333 (29.08%) SQL
7 318 (27.77%) Ruby
8 309 (26.99%) AWS
9 305 (26.64%) Unix
10 290 (25.33%) Agile Software Development
11 276 (24.10%) Windows
12 258 (22.53%) Puppet
13 235 (20.52%) Finance
13 235 (20.52%) Docker
14 233 (20.35%) Git (software)
15 225 (19.65%) Ansible
16 212 (18.52%) Shell Script
17 203 (17.73%) Jenkins
18 192 (16.77%) Degree
19 188 (16.42%) Microsoft
20 177 (15.46%) Kubernetes
21 168 (14.67%) MySQL
22 166 (14.50%) Azure
23 163 (14.24%) PowerShell
24 161 (14.06%) C++
25 158 (13.80%) Oracle
26 148 (12.93%) PHP
27 147 (12.84%) Problem-Solving
28 145 (12.66%) Configuration Management
29 144 (12.58%) Test Automation

Perl
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 111 (9.69%) Apache
2 99 (8.65%) Tomcat
3 75 (6.55%) WebSphere
4 48 (4.19%) IIS
5 40 (3.49%) nginx
6 37 (3.23%) IBM HTTP Server
7 30 (2.62%) Elasticsearch
8 25 (2.18%) Apache Spark
9 22 (1.92%) JBoss
10 18 (1.57%) Confluence
11 15 (1.31%) OpenStack
12 13 (1.14%) CICS
13 12 (1.05%) Drupal
14 9 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
15 8 (0.70%) WebLogic
16 7 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
17 6 (0.52%) GlassFish
17 6 (0.52%) SharePoint
18 5 (0.44%) CMS
18 5 (0.44%) MQSeries
Applications
1 12 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
1 12 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.61%) GNU Octave
4 2 (0.17%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 25 (2.18%) thinkFolio
2 5 (0.44%) Front Arena
2 5 (0.44%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.35%) Oracle BRM
4 1 (0.087%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.087%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 309 (26.99%) AWS
2 166 (14.50%) Azure
3 85 (7.42%) GCP
4 80 (6.99%) SaaS
5 58 (5.07%) Cloud Computing
6 41 (3.58%) IaaS
6 41 (3.58%) PaaS
7 37 (3.23%) OpenShift
8 26 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
9 22 (1.92%) Amazon S3
9 22 (1.92%) GitHub
10 19 (1.66%) Azure Active Directory
10 19 (1.66%) Azure Data Factory
11 16 (1.40%) Amazon ELB
11 16 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
12 14 (1.22%) Office 365
12 14 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 13 (1.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 10 (0.87%) Amazon Glacier
14 10 (0.87%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 141 (12.31%) TCP/IP
2 128 (11.18%) DNS
3 99 (8.65%) Firewall
4 89 (7.77%) HTTP
5 45 (3.93%) DHCP
6 44 (3.84%) Internet
7 37 (3.23%) SMTP
8 36 (3.14%) SSH
9 34 (2.97%) LAN
10 31 (2.71%) SAN
11 29 (2.53%) NAS
11 29 (2.53%) WAN
12 25 (2.18%) SSL
13 19 (1.66%) Software-Defined Networking
13 19 (1.66%) VPN
14 16 (1.40%) Wireshark
15 15 (1.31%) BGP
15 15 (1.31%) Network Security
16 14 (1.22%) IPv4
16 14 (1.22%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (14.67%) MySQL
2 142 (12.40%) SQL Server
3 64 (5.59%) Relational Database
4 59 (5.15%) Big Data
5 58 (5.07%) PostgreSQL
6 56 (4.89%) NoSQL
7 49 (4.28%) MongoDB
8 37 (3.23%) Hadoop
8 37 (3.23%) RDBMS
9 28 (2.45%) DB2
9 28 (2.45%) MariaDB
10 25 (2.18%) Apache Hive
11 23 (2.01%) Oracle Database
11 23 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
12 21 (1.83%) Amazon RDS
12 21 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
13 20 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
14 19 (1.66%) Cosmos DB
15 14 (1.22%) Impala
16 12 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 233 (20.35%) Git (software)
2 203 (17.73%) Jenkins
3 95 (8.30%) JIRA
4 55 (4.80%) Subversion
5 35 (3.06%) Selenium
6 31 (2.71%) Maven
7 27 (2.36%) Bitbucket
8 25 (2.18%) git-flow
9 24 (2.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 23 (2.01%) Sonatype Nexus
11 19 (1.66%) Gradle
11 19 (1.66%) Vagrant
12 18 (1.57%) TeamCity
13 17 (1.48%) Bitbucket Server
13 17 (1.48%) Bugzilla
14 16 (1.40%) Artifactory
14 16 (1.40%) gulp
14 16 (1.40%) JMeter
15 15 (1.31%) GitLab
16 13 (1.14%) RSpec
General
1 235 (20.52%) Finance
2 82 (7.16%) Banking
3 69 (6.03%) Electronics
4 56 (4.89%) Telecoms
5 51 (4.45%) Front Office
6 46 (4.02%) Advertising
7 43 (3.76%) Public Sector
8 39 (3.41%) Investment Banking
9 35 (3.06%) Spanish Language
10 34 (2.97%) French Language
11 33 (2.88%) German Language
11 33 (2.88%) Italian Language
12 30 (2.62%) Manufacturing
13 29 (2.53%) Marketing
14 25 (2.18%) Billing
15 19 (1.66%) Retail
16 18 (1.57%) Games
17 12 (1.05%) Automotive
17 12 (1.05%) Financial Institution
18 9 (0.79%) Law
Job Titles
1 190 (16.59%) DevOps Engineer
2 182 (15.90%) Developer
3 95 (8.30%) Consultant
4 94 (8.21%) Analyst
5 70 (6.11%) Applications Support
6 66 (5.76%) Systems Engineer
7 62 (5.41%) Linux Engineer
7 62 (5.41%) Support Engineer
8 57 (4.98%) Perl Developer
9 53 (4.63%) Technical Consultant
10 48 (4.19%) Architect
11 47 (4.10%) Applications Engineer
12 46 (4.02%) Administrator
13 45 (3.93%) Software Engineer
14 43 (3.76%) Junior
14 43 (3.76%) Unix Engineer
15 38 (3.32%) Cloud Engineer
16 37 (3.23%) Senior Developer
17 34 (2.97%) AWS Engineer
17 34 (2.97%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (6.03%) Web Services
2 58 (5.07%) .NET
3 55 (4.80%) Middleware
4 51 (4.45%) LAMP
5 45 (3.93%) XML
6 40 (3.49%) Kafka
7 39 (3.41%) FIX Protocol
8 38 (3.32%) REST
9 37 (3.23%) HTML
10 36 (3.14%) Elastic Stack
11 34 (2.97%) AngularJS
12 31 (2.71%) CSS
13 30 (2.62%) Node.js
14 25 (2.18%) LDAP
15 22 (1.92%) JSON
15 22 (1.92%) WebSphere MQ
16 20 (1.75%) RabbitMQ
17 19 (1.66%) Catalyst
17 19 (1.66%) Moose
18 17 (1.48%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 91 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (5.33%) Linux Command Line
2 61 (5.33%) User Experience
3 49 (4.28%) Fixed Income
4 48 (4.19%) Equities
5 47 (4.10%) Hedge funds
6 43 (3.76%) Management Information System
7 42 (3.67%) Derivative
8 40 (3.49%) Data Centre
9 35 (3.06%) Public Cloud
10 34 (2.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 29 (2.53%) iSeries
12 27 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
13 23 (2.01%) Cloud Native
13 23 (2.01%) Replication
14 21 (1.83%) Mainframe
14 21 (1.83%) Private Cloud
15 19 (1.66%) Blog
15 19 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
16 17 (1.48%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 737 (64.37%) Linux
2 305 (26.64%) Unix
3 276 (24.10%) Windows
4 91 (7.95%) Windows Server
5 84 (7.34%) CentOS
6 81 (7.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 58 (5.07%) OS/400
8 55 (4.80%) Solaris
9 53 (4.63%) Ubuntu
10 30 (2.62%) Debian
11 21 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (1.14%) AIX
13 13 (1.14%) Windows 7
14 10 (0.87%) VMS
15 9 (0.79%) Android
15 9 (0.79%) HPUX
16 8 (0.70%) Apple iOS
16 8 (0.70%) Kali Linux
17 2 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (33.19%) DevOps
2 290 (25.33%) Agile Software Development
3 147 (12.84%) Problem-Solving
4 145 (12.66%) Configuration Management
5 144 (12.58%) Test Automation
6 119 (10.39%) Software Engineering
7 107 (9.34%) Continuous Integration
8 105 (9.17%) Computer Science
9 95 (8.30%) ITIL
10 89 (7.77%) Scrum
11 86 (7.51%) Fintech
12 82 (7.16%) Microservices
13 81 (7.07%) Open Source
14 73 (6.38%) Analytics
15 68 (5.94%) Migration
16 65 (5.68%) Cybersecurity
17 64 (5.59%) Load Balancing
18 63 (5.50%) OO
19 61 (5.33%) Infrastructure as Code
20 56 (4.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 878 (76.68%) Python
2 538 (46.99%) Bash Shell
3 347 (30.31%) Java
4 333 (29.08%) SQL
5 318 (27.77%) Ruby
6 212 (18.52%) Shell Script
7 163 (14.24%) PowerShell
8 161 (14.06%) C++
9 148 (12.93%) PHP
10 136 (11.88%) C#
11 135 (11.79%) C
12 126 (11.00%) JavaScript
13 69 (6.03%) Go
14 66 (5.76%) Korn
15 42 (3.67%) PL/SQL
16 39 (3.41%) Groovy
17 36 (3.14%) R
18 35 (3.06%) VB
19 28 (2.45%) Bourne shell
20 24 (2.10%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 192 (16.77%) Degree
2 43 (3.76%) Security Cleared
3 38 (3.32%) IBM Certification
4 30 (2.62%) SC Cleared
5 28 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 21 (1.83%) ISEB
6 21 (1.83%) ISTQB
7 17 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (1.48%) OSCP
8 14 (1.22%) CCNP
9 13 (1.14%) CISSP
9 13 (1.14%) DV Cleared
10 12 (1.05%) PMI Certification
10 12 (1.05%) PMP
11 9 (0.79%) CEH
11 9 (0.79%) PhD
12 8 (0.70%) CCNA
13 7 (0.61%) CCIE
13 7 (0.61%) CESG Certified Professional
14 6 (0.52%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.45%) QA
2 10 (0.87%) SLA
3 8 (0.70%) GDPR
4 6 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.26%) JTAG
6 2 (0.17%) FedRAMP
6 2 (0.17%) FISMA
7 1 (0.087%) MiFID
7 1 (0.087%) NCSC
7 1 (0.087%) NIST
7 1 (0.087%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 235 (20.52%) Docker
2 97 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (4.72%) Active Directory
4 30 (2.62%) NFS
5 27 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (2.10%) Xen
7 20 (1.75%) KVM
8 18 (1.57%) vSphere
9 17 (1.48%) Firmware
10 16 (1.40%) Hyper-V
11 15 (1.31%) Apache Flume
12 14 (1.22%) LXC
13 12 (1.05%) ACF2
13 12 (1.05%) RACF
13 12 (1.05%) XenApp
14 8 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
15 7 (0.61%) Ceph
15 7 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
16 6 (0.52%) GridGain
16 6 (0.52%) iptables
Systems Management
1 258 (22.53%) Puppet
2 225 (19.65%) Ansible
3 177 (15.46%) Kubernetes
4 144 (12.58%) Opscode Chef
5 140 (12.23%) Terraform
6 39 (3.41%) ZABBIX
7 31 (2.71%) Salt
8 29 (2.53%) Nagios
9 25 (2.18%) HAProxy
10 23 (2.01%) Prometheus
11 20 (1.75%) Grafana
12 19 (1.66%) Icinga
13 18 (1.57%) Kibana
14 17 (1.48%) BladeLogic
15 15 (1.31%) Oozie
16 14 (1.22%) Control-M
16 14 (1.22%) vCenter Server
17 12 (1.05%) logstash
18 11 (0.96%) Nessus
18 11 (0.96%) Packer
Vendors
1 188 (16.42%) Microsoft
2 158 (13.80%) Oracle
3 126 (11.00%) Red Hat
4 119 (10.39%) VMware
5 80 (6.99%) IBM
6 60 (5.24%) Splunk
7 53 (4.63%) Cisco
8 50 (4.37%) Google
9 32 (2.79%) SAP
10 31 (2.71%) Bloomberg
11 26 (2.27%) Reuters
12 25 (2.18%) Atlassian
13 24 (2.10%) ION Trading
13 24 (2.10%) ServiceNow
13 24 (2.10%) Sybase
14 23 (2.01%) Citrix
15 22 (1.92%) Eze Software Group
15 22 (1.92%) HP
16 20 (1.75%) EMC
16 20 (1.75%) FXall