Period
to 15 August 2018

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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Perl
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 231 192 159
Rank change year-on-year -39 -33 -18
Permanent jobs citing Perl 2,601 3,296 4,375
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.53% 1.86% 2.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.75% 3.35% 4.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,868 2,469 3,684
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,122 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 94,639 98,385 103,872
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.80% 55.58% 52.34%
Number of salaries quoted 78,591 81,444 89,884
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 15 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Perl in the UK

Perl
Top 17 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 15 August 2018. 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 -22 2,503 £52,500 -4.55% 336
London -3 1,353 £62,500 - 139
UK excluding London -64 1,225 £45,000 - 214
South East -104 392 £50,000 +5.26% 49
North of England +57 321 £47,500 +11.76% 46
North West +63 198 £47,500 +18.75% 26
South West -11 156 £40,000 - 29
East of England -93 148 £44,750 -5.79% 56
Midlands +79 137 £44,500 +2.30% 17
Yorkshire +29 106 £47,500 +5.56% 14
West Midlands +81 93 £45,000 -7.22% 12
Scotland -57 45 £46,500 +16.25% 14
East Midlands +24 44 £43,500 +2.35% 5
Wales -8 22 £40,210 -30.07% 2
North East -15 17 £47,500 +35.71% 6
Channel Islands -8 4 £29,500 -9.23%
Northern Ireland -13 4 £62,500 -37.50% 1

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, 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 2,077 (79.85%) Python
2 1,575 (60.55%) Linux
3 1,034 (39.75%) Java
4 963 (37.02%) Bash Shell
5 784 (30.14%) DevOps
6 724 (27.84%) Ruby
7 695 (26.72%) SQL
7 695 (26.72%) Finance
8 668 (25.68%) Unix
9 655 (25.18%) Agile Software Development
10 637 (24.49%) Puppet
11 586 (22.53%) Amazon AWS
12 584 (22.45%) Windows
13 578 (22.22%) Ansible
14 537 (20.65%) Degree
15 526 (20.22%) JavaScript
16 493 (18.95%) C++
17 454 (17.45%) Oracle
18 432 (16.61%) Docker
19 423 (16.26%) Apache
20 419 (16.11%) Opscode Chef
21 414 (15.92%) PowerShell
22 410 (15.76%) Problem-Solving
23 404 (15.53%) PHP
24 390 (14.99%) Jenkins
25 378 (14.53%) Git (software)
26 377 (14.49%) C#
27 376 (14.46%) Configuration Management
28 375 (14.42%) Red Hat
29 361 (13.88%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 423 (16.26%) Apache
2 265 (10.19%) Tomcat
3 129 (4.96%) Apache Spark
4 94 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
5 90 (3.46%) JBoss
6 88 (3.38%) Confluence
7 78 (3.00%) nginx
8 66 (2.54%) WebSphere
9 51 (1.96%) WebLogic
10 41 (1.58%) OpenStack
11 36 (1.38%) IIS
12 35 (1.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 34 (1.31%) CMS
14 24 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
15 22 (0.85%) Apache Solr
15 22 (0.85%) WordPress
16 17 (0.65%) CloudStack
16 17 (0.65%) SAS
17 15 (0.58%) Apache Pig
18 13 (0.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 42 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.27%) SPSS
6 3 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.077%) Blender
8 1 (0.038%) FreeHand
8 1 (0.038%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 56 (2.15%) thinkFolio
2 17 (0.65%) Front Arena
2 17 (0.65%) Markit EDM
3 10 (0.38%) Relativity
4 8 (0.31%) Magento
4 8 (0.31%) MetaTrader
5 7 (0.27%) Concordance
5 7 (0.27%) Ringtail
6 5 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.15%) Rolfe and Nolan
8 3 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.12%) Teamcenter
9 2 (0.077%) CSG Singleview
9 2 (0.077%) FLEXCUBE
9 2 (0.077%) PeopleSoft CRM
9 2 (0.077%) RMDS
9 2 (0.077%) Veritas eDiscovery
10 1 (0.038%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 586 (22.53%) Amazon AWS
2 361 (13.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 155 (5.96%) SaaS
4 99 (3.81%) Google Cloud Platform
5 93 (3.58%) GitHub
6 78 (3.00%) Cloud Computing
7 67 (2.58%) IaaS
8 66 (2.54%) PaaS
9 55 (2.11%) OpenShift
10 41 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
11 38 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
12 33 (1.27%) Amazon S3
13 31 (1.19%) npm
14 29 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 25 (0.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 23 (0.88%) Datadog
17 18 (0.69%) Office 365
18 15 (0.58%) Serverless
19 12 (0.46%) IBM Cloud
19 12 (0.46%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 264 (10.15%) TCP/IP
2 191 (7.34%) Firewall
3 187 (7.19%) DNS
4 149 (5.73%) HTTP
5 105 (4.04%) Internet
6 87 (3.34%) SAN
7 75 (2.88%) SSL
8 73 (2.81%) BGP
9 69 (2.65%) DHCP
10 66 (2.54%) SSH
11 64 (2.46%) NAS
12 55 (2.11%) VPN
13 54 (2.08%) OSPF
13 54 (2.08%) Wireless
14 45 (1.73%) SMTP
15 42 (1.61%) LAN
16 40 (1.54%) WAN
17 36 (1.38%) SNMP
18 33 (1.27%) Intrusion Detection
18 33 (1.27%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 344 (13.23%) SQL Server
2 337 (12.96%) MySQL
3 256 (9.84%) Relational Database
4 247 (9.50%) Big Data
5 157 (6.04%) PostgreSQL
6 155 (5.96%) NoSQL
7 148 (5.69%) Hadoop
8 140 (5.38%) MongoDB
9 121 (4.65%) RDBMS
10 83 (3.19%) DB2
11 58 (2.23%) Oracle Database
12 55 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
13 50 (1.92%) Apache Hive
14 39 (1.50%) Data Lake
15 36 (1.38%) Oracle ODI
16 34 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
16 34 (1.31%) MariaDB
17 33 (1.27%) Sybase ASE
18 31 (1.19%) Crystal Reports
19 24 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 390 (14.99%) Jenkins
2 378 (14.53%) Git (software)
3 224 (8.61%) JIRA
4 166 (6.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 165 (6.34%) Subversion
6 133 (5.11%) Maven
7 125 (4.81%) TeamCity
8 94 (3.61%) Bitbucket
9 77 (2.96%) Selenium
10 60 (2.31%) JUnit
10 60 (2.31%) Vagrant
11 52 (2.00%) Gradle
12 46 (1.77%) Ant
13 45 (1.73%) GitLab
14 44 (1.69%) gulp
15 43 (1.65%) Octopus Deploy
16 38 (1.46%) Cucumber
17 36 (1.38%) MSBuild
18 31 (1.19%) Hudson
18 31 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 695 (26.72%) Finance
2 311 (11.96%) Banking
3 202 (7.77%) Investment Banking
4 149 (5.73%) Front Office
5 140 (5.38%) Financial Institution
6 120 (4.61%) Telecoms
7 93 (3.58%) Games
8 86 (3.31%) Electronics
9 81 (3.11%) Marketing
10 75 (2.88%) Retail
11 68 (2.61%) French Language
12 64 (2.46%) Italian Language
13 58 (2.23%) German Language
14 55 (2.11%) Law
14 55 (2.11%) Manufacturing
15 32 (1.23%) Spanish Language
16 27 (1.04%) Military
17 26 (1.00%) Legal
18 20 (0.77%) Automotive
18 20 (0.77%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 509 (19.57%) Developer
2 410 (15.76%) DevOps Engineer
3 274 (10.53%) Linux Engineer
4 238 (9.15%) Administrator
5 182 (7.00%) Linux Administrator
6 179 (6.88%) Systems Administrator
7 159 (6.11%) Applications Support
8 151 (5.81%) Analyst
9 149 (5.73%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 140 (5.38%) Systems Engineer
11 124 (4.77%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 121 (4.65%) Support Engineer
13 110 (4.23%) Software Developer
14 107 (4.11%) Applications Engineer
15 103 (3.96%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 99 (3.81%) Java Developer
17 93 (3.58%) Linux Systems Engineer
18 86 (3.31%) AWS Engineer
19 82 (3.15%) Consultant
19 82 (3.15%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 287 (11.03%) HTML
2 214 (8.23%) .NET
3 197 (7.57%) CSS
4 170 (6.54%) LAMP
5 167 (6.42%) XML
6 166 (6.38%) Web Services
7 128 (4.92%) JSON
7 128 (4.92%) REST
8 114 (4.38%) LDAP
9 102 (3.92%) Node.js
9 102 (3.92%) Spring
10 99 (3.81%) jQuery
11 95 (3.65%) Kafka
12 89 (3.42%) AngularJS
13 87 (3.34%) Middleware
14 84 (3.23%) FIX Protocol
15 83 (3.19%) RESTful
16 78 (3.00%) RabbitMQ
17 67 (2.58%) Ajax
18 61 (2.35%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 295 (11.34%) Computer Science
2 238 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
3 110 (4.23%) Data Centre
4 108 (4.15%) Cyberthreat
5 104 (4.00%) Fintech
6 103 (3.96%) Equities
6 103 (3.96%) Hedge funds
7 102 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
8 98 (3.77%) Management Information System
9 94 (3.61%) Public Cloud
10 91 (3.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 89 (3.42%) Fixed Income
12 82 (3.15%) Derivative
13 71 (2.73%) Algorithms
14 64 (2.46%) Greenfield Project
15 61 (2.35%) User Experience
16 60 (2.31%) Linux Command Line
17 54 (2.08%) Replication
18 50 (1.92%) Virtual Team
19 47 (1.81%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,575 (60.55%) Linux
2 668 (25.68%) Unix
3 584 (22.45%) Windows
4 281 (10.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 220 (8.46%) CentOS
6 148 (5.69%) Ubuntu
7 123 (4.73%) Windows Server
8 92 (3.54%) Solaris
9 88 (3.38%) Debian
10 50 (1.92%) AIX
11 47 (1.81%) Fedora
12 37 (1.42%) Android
12 37 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
13 34 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
14 33 (1.27%) Mac OS X
14 33 (1.27%) SUSE
15 28 (1.08%) HPUX
16 18 (0.69%) Apple iOS
17 15 (0.58%) openSUSE
18 14 (0.54%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 784 (30.14%) DevOps
2 655 (25.18%) Agile Software Development
3 410 (15.76%) Problem-Solving
4 376 (14.46%) Configuration Management
5 328 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
6 264 (10.15%) Software Engineering
7 255 (9.80%) SDLC
8 221 (8.50%) Test Automation
9 211 (8.11%) Open Source
10 209 (8.04%) OO
11 193 (7.42%) Scrum
12 181 (6.96%) Analytics
13 172 (6.61%) Investment Management
14 170 (6.54%) ITIL
15 158 (6.07%) Business Intelligence
16 155 (5.96%) Low Latency
17 145 (5.57%) Risk Management
18 142 (5.46%) TDD
19 135 (5.19%) Performance Tuning
20 130 (5.00%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 2,077 (79.85%) Python
2 1,034 (39.75%) Java
3 963 (37.02%) Bash Shell
4 724 (27.84%) Ruby
5 695 (26.72%) SQL
6 526 (20.22%) JavaScript
7 493 (18.95%) C++
8 414 (15.92%) PowerShell
9 404 (15.53%) PHP
10 377 (14.49%) C#
11 336 (12.92%) Shell Script
12 322 (12.38%) C
13 172 (6.61%) Korn
14 120 (4.61%) Bourne shell
15 79 (3.04%) Go
16 66 (2.54%) Scala
17 60 (2.31%) VB
18 53 (2.04%) PL/SQL
19 37 (1.42%) R
20 32 (1.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 537 (20.65%) Degree
2 153 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 100 (3.84%) Security Cleared
4 66 (2.54%) DV Cleared
5 62 (2.38%) Numerate Degree
6 55 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
7 51 (1.96%) RHCE
8 50 (1.92%) CISSP
9 37 (1.42%) CCNA
9 37 (1.42%) RHCSA
10 36 (1.38%) ISTQB
11 34 (1.31%) CCNP
12 33 (1.27%) CEH
12 33 (1.27%) Master's Degree
13 25 (0.96%) SANS
13 25 (0.96%) SC Cleared
14 24 (0.92%) AWS Certification
14 24 (0.92%) CISA
15 23 (0.88%) GIAC
15 23 (0.88%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (4.81%) QA
2 38 (1.46%) GCP
3 33 (1.27%) PCI DSS
4 25 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 24 (0.92%) SLA
6 21 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.42%) JTAG
8 8 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
8 8 (0.31%) GDPR
9 5 (0.19%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.19%) MiFID
10 4 (0.15%) NIST 800
10 4 (0.15%) SAS 70
11 3 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
11 3 (0.12%) EMIR
12 2 (0.077%) IEC 62304
12 2 (0.077%) ISO 26262
12 2 (0.077%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.038%) COBIT
System Software
1 432 (16.61%) Docker
2 207 (7.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 133 (5.11%) Active Directory
4 65 (2.50%) Hyper-V
5 52 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
6 41 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
7 35 (1.35%) KVM
8 32 (1.23%) HDFS
8 32 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
9 31 (1.19%) iptables
10 28 (1.08%) NFS
11 20 (0.77%) Firmware
12 15 (0.58%) Apache Flume
12 15 (0.58%) vSphere
13 14 (0.54%) Samba
14 12 (0.46%) Ceph
15 11 (0.42%) GlusterFS
16 10 (0.38%) LXC
16 10 (0.38%) VirtualBox
16 10 (0.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 637 (24.49%) Puppet
2 578 (22.22%) Ansible
3 419 (16.11%) Opscode Chef
4 233 (8.96%) Kubernetes
5 168 (6.46%) Terraform
6 138 (5.31%) Nagios
7 77 (2.96%) Salt
8 57 (2.19%) ZABBIX
9 40 (1.54%) Kibana
10 35 (1.35%) Docker Swarm
11 32 (1.23%) Cacti
12 29 (1.11%) Munin
13 26 (1.00%) Rancher
14 24 (0.92%) CFEngine
15 22 (0.85%) HAProxy
16 19 (0.73%) Data Guard
16 19 (0.73%) Packer
17 18 (0.69%) Grafana
18 17 (0.65%) Icinga
19 16 (0.62%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 454 (17.45%) Oracle
2 375 (14.42%) Red Hat
3 303 (11.65%) VMware
4 242 (9.30%) Microsoft
5 130 (5.00%) Sybase
6 114 (4.38%) Splunk
7 105 (4.04%) Google
8 101 (3.88%) Cisco
9 71 (2.73%) SAP
10 69 (2.65%) IBM
11 61 (2.35%) SolarWinds
12 58 (2.23%) Atlassian
13 57 (2.19%) SaltStack
14 53 (2.04%) Bloomberg
15 52 (2.00%) Reuters
16 47 (1.81%) Tradeweb
17 45 (1.73%) Citrix
17 45 (1.73%) Cloudera
18 44 (1.69%) Informatica
19 41 (1.58%) HP