Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Perl
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 229 188 164
Rank change year-on-year -41 -24 -19
Permanent jobs citing Perl 2,648 3,204 4,247
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.54% 1.86% 2.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.74% 3.37% 4.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,912 2,478 3,574
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.94% +3.00%
10th Percentile £33,125 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 96,598 95,096 104,121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.11% 55.26% 52.14%
Number of salaries quoted 80,534 80,271 89,912
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -33 2,533 £55,000 +3.77% 390
London -7 1,370 £62,500 - 187
UK excluding London -67 1,252 £47,500 +5.56% 222
South East -82 431 £47,500 - 63
North of England -12 269 £47,500 +16.56% 52
North West -4 165 £47,500 +18.75% 36
East of England -81 164 £47,500 +5.56% 41
Midlands +84 157 £50,000 +5.26% 23
South West -20 142 £47,000 +17.50% 24
Yorkshire +22 93 £45,000 - 10
West Midlands +58 83 £47,500 -2.06% 18
East Midlands +36 74 £55,000 +57.14% 4
Scotland -59 62 £45,000 +12.50% 12
Wales +7 21 £38,206 -28.92% 4
North East -22 11 £45,000 +32.35% 6
Northern Ireland -9 4 £40,000 -57.89% 1
Channel Islands -5 3 £29,500 -9.23% 2

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 2,102 (79.38%) Python
2 1,597 (60.31%) Linux
3 1,085 (40.97%) Java
4 918 (34.67%) Bash Shell
5 769 (29.04%) Ruby
6 763 (28.81%) DevOps
7 752 (28.40%) SQL
8 687 (25.94%) Unix
9 680 (25.68%) Puppet
10 660 (24.92%) Finance
11 649 (24.51%) Agile Software Development
12 624 (23.56%) JavaScript
13 604 (22.81%) Amazon AWS
14 602 (22.73%) Windows
15 565 (21.34%) Ansible
16 500 (18.88%) Degree
17 478 (18.05%) C++
18 464 (17.52%) Opscode Chef
19 459 (17.33%) PHP
20 452 (17.07%) Oracle
21 435 (16.43%) Git (software)
22 428 (16.16%) Configuration Management
23 427 (16.13%) Apache
24 424 (16.01%) C#
25 422 (15.94%) Docker
26 421 (15.90%) Jenkins
27 411 (15.52%) PowerShell
28 407 (15.37%) MySQL
29 401 (15.14%) Problem-Solving
30 371 (14.01%) Red Hat

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
1 427 (16.13%) Apache
2 257 (9.71%) Tomcat
3 123 (4.65%) Apache Spark
4 104 (3.93%) Confluence
5 97 (3.66%) JBoss
6 91 (3.44%) Elasticsearch
7 72 (2.72%) nginx
8 68 (2.57%) WebSphere
9 57 (2.15%) IIS
9 57 (2.15%) WebLogic
10 53 (2.00%) CMS
11 41 (1.55%) OpenStack
12 40 (1.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 31 (1.17%) WordPress
14 26 (0.98%) Apache Solr
14 26 (0.98%) SAS
15 18 (0.68%) Apache Pig
16 14 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
17 13 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 13 (0.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 34 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.57%) SPSS
4 3 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.11%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.076%) Blender
5 2 (0.076%) FreeHand
5 2 (0.076%) Weka
Business Applications
1 41 (1.55%) thinkFolio
2 15 (0.57%) MetaTrader
3 13 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.42%) Concordance
4 11 (0.42%) Relativity
4 11 (0.42%) Ringtail
5 9 (0.34%) Front Arena
5 9 (0.34%) Markit EDM
5 9 (0.34%) Rolfe and Nolan
6 8 (0.30%) Magento
7 7 (0.26%) RMDS
8 5 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.15%) Teamcenter
10 3 (0.11%) FLEXCUBE
11 2 (0.076%) BusinessWorks
11 2 (0.076%) CSG Singleview
11 2 (0.076%) Distributed Ledger
11 2 (0.076%) Kondor
11 2 (0.076%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 604 (22.81%) Amazon AWS
2 371 (14.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 165 (6.23%) SaaS
4 101 (3.81%) GitHub
5 88 (3.32%) Cloud Computing
6 80 (3.02%) Google Cloud Platform
7 66 (2.49%) IaaS
8 64 (2.42%) PaaS
9 55 (2.08%) OpenShift
10 45 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
10 45 (1.70%) AWS CloudFormation
11 29 (1.10%) Office 365
12 26 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 25 (0.94%) npm
14 23 (0.87%) Amazon S3
14 23 (0.87%) Serverless
15 22 (0.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 18 (0.68%) Datadog
17 17 (0.64%) CloudBees
18 15 (0.57%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 252 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 197 (7.44%) Firewall
3 184 (6.95%) DNS
4 160 (6.04%) HTTP
5 131 (4.95%) Internet
6 79 (2.98%) SSL
7 78 (2.95%) SAN
8 66 (2.49%) BGP
9 65 (2.45%) NAS
10 64 (2.42%) DHCP
10 64 (2.42%) VPN
11 54 (2.04%) SMTP
11 54 (2.04%) SSH
12 53 (2.00%) Wireless
13 50 (1.89%) OSPF
14 48 (1.81%) SNMP
15 43 (1.62%) IPsec
16 41 (1.55%) WAN
17 38 (1.44%) LAN
18 35 (1.32%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 407 (15.37%) MySQL
2 336 (12.69%) SQL Server
3 286 (10.80%) Relational Database
4 225 (8.50%) Big Data
5 200 (7.55%) NoSQL
6 187 (7.06%) PostgreSQL
7 168 (6.34%) MongoDB
8 149 (5.63%) Hadoop
9 144 (5.44%) RDBMS
10 88 (3.32%) DB2
11 56 (2.11%) Oracle Database
12 48 (1.81%) Apache Hive
13 46 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
14 38 (1.44%) MariaDB
15 36 (1.36%) Sybase ASE
16 34 (1.28%) Data Lake
17 31 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
17 31 (1.17%) Oracle ODI
18 26 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
18 26 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 435 (16.43%) Git (software)
2 421 (15.90%) Jenkins
3 236 (8.91%) JIRA
4 188 (7.10%) Subversion
5 149 (5.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 147 (5.55%) Maven
7 123 (4.65%) TeamCity
8 96 (3.63%) Bitbucket
9 77 (2.91%) Selenium
10 60 (2.27%) GitLab
11 59 (2.23%) JUnit
12 58 (2.19%) Gradle
13 52 (1.96%) Ant
13 52 (1.96%) Vagrant
14 51 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
15 45 (1.70%) gulp
16 42 (1.59%) Eclipse
17 41 (1.55%) Sonatype Nexus
18 39 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
19 34 (1.28%) Cucumber
General
1 660 (24.92%) Finance
2 327 (12.35%) Banking
3 187 (7.06%) Investment Banking
4 136 (5.14%) Front Office
5 131 (4.95%) Financial Institution
6 97 (3.66%) Telecoms
7 81 (3.06%) Games
7 81 (3.06%) Retail
8 69 (2.61%) Marketing
9 62 (2.34%) Electronics
10 56 (2.11%) French Language
11 55 (2.08%) Italian Language
12 49 (1.85%) German Language
13 40 (1.51%) Law
14 34 (1.28%) Manufacturing
15 26 (0.98%) Legal
16 25 (0.94%) Spanish Language
17 22 (0.83%) Back Office
18 17 (0.64%) Advertising
19 15 (0.57%) Billing
Job Titles
1 579 (21.87%) Developer
2 412 (15.56%) DevOps Engineer
3 265 (10.01%) Linux Engineer
4 213 (8.04%) Administrator
5 165 (6.23%) Applications Support
6 149 (5.63%) Linux Administrator
7 141 (5.32%) Analyst
8 140 (5.29%) Systems Administrator
9 123 (4.65%) Software Developer
10 122 (4.61%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 121 (4.57%) Systems Engineer
12 114 (4.31%) Support Engineer
13 113 (4.27%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 108 (4.08%) Java Developer
15 107 (4.04%) Consultant
16 104 (3.93%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 97 (3.66%) Software Engineer
18 96 (3.63%) AWS Engineer
19 92 (3.47%) Cloud Engineer
20 86 (3.25%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 306 (11.56%) HTML
2 218 (8.23%) .NET
3 211 (7.97%) CSS
4 179 (6.76%) LAMP
5 178 (6.72%) Web Services
6 164 (6.19%) XML
7 146 (5.51%) JSON
8 122 (4.61%) REST
9 121 (4.57%) Node.js
10 112 (4.23%) LDAP
11 110 (4.15%) AngularJS
12 103 (3.89%) Spring
13 100 (3.78%) jQuery
14 91 (3.44%) Kafka
14 91 (3.44%) Middleware
15 80 (3.02%) FIX Protocol
16 77 (2.91%) Ajax
16 77 (2.91%) RESTful
17 76 (2.87%) RabbitMQ
18 75 (2.83%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 284 (10.73%) Computer Science
2 271 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
3 124 (4.68%) Self-Motivation
4 118 (4.46%) Data Centre
5 108 (4.08%) Hedge funds
6 102 (3.85%) Algorithms
6 102 (3.85%) Fintech
7 101 (3.81%) Management Information System
8 92 (3.47%) Cyberthreat
8 92 (3.47%) Equities
9 82 (3.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 81 (3.06%) Public Cloud
11 71 (2.68%) Fixed Income
12 67 (2.53%) User Experience
13 64 (2.42%) Derivative
13 64 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
13 64 (2.42%) Linux Command Line
14 62 (2.34%) Replication
15 49 (1.85%) Data Structures
15 49 (1.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,597 (60.31%) Linux
2 687 (25.94%) Unix
3 602 (22.73%) Windows
4 303 (11.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 213 (8.04%) CentOS
6 151 (5.70%) Ubuntu
7 110 (4.15%) Windows Server
8 105 (3.97%) Solaris
9 95 (3.59%) Debian
10 50 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 49 (1.85%) AIX
12 38 (1.44%) Android
12 38 (1.44%) Mac OS X
13 37 (1.40%) Fedora
14 33 (1.25%) HPUX
15 29 (1.10%) SUSE
15 29 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
16 19 (0.72%) Windows 10
17 18 (0.68%) openSUSE
18 14 (0.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 763 (28.81%) DevOps
2 649 (24.51%) Agile Software Development
3 428 (16.16%) Configuration Management
4 401 (15.14%) Problem-Solving
5 329 (12.42%) Continuous Integration
6 294 (11.10%) Software Engineering
7 246 (9.29%) SDLC
8 239 (9.03%) OO
8 239 (9.03%) Test Automation
9 215 (8.12%) Open Source
10 200 (7.55%) Scrum
11 183 (6.91%) Analytics
11 183 (6.91%) TDD
12 149 (5.63%) Investment Management
13 148 (5.59%) Business Intelligence
14 146 (5.51%) Performance Tuning
15 145 (5.48%) High Availability
16 142 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
17 138 (5.21%) Low Latency
18 135 (5.10%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 2,102 (79.38%) Python
2 1,085 (40.97%) Java
3 918 (34.67%) Bash Shell
4 769 (29.04%) Ruby
5 752 (28.40%) SQL
6 624 (23.56%) JavaScript
7 478 (18.05%) C++
8 459 (17.33%) PHP
9 424 (16.01%) C#
10 411 (15.52%) PowerShell
11 328 (12.39%) Shell Script
12 312 (11.78%) C
13 148 (5.59%) Korn
14 100 (3.78%) Bourne shell
15 71 (2.68%) Scala
16 65 (2.45%) PL/SQL
17 59 (2.23%) Go
18 56 (2.11%) R
19 55 (2.08%) VB
20 45 (1.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 500 (18.88%) Degree
2 126 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 109 (4.12%) Security Cleared
4 64 (2.42%) DV Cleared
5 44 (1.66%) CISSP
5 44 (1.66%) ISTQB
6 43 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
7 37 (1.40%) Numerate Degree
8 36 (1.36%) RHCE
9 32 (1.21%) CCNP
9 32 (1.21%) Master's Degree
10 31 (1.17%) CISA
11 30 (1.13%) SC Cleared
12 25 (0.94%) CCNA
12 25 (0.94%) ISEB
13 24 (0.91%) AWS Certification
13 24 (0.91%) RHCSA
14 23 (0.87%) CISM
15 22 (0.83%) GIAC
16 21 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (5.25%) QA
2 35 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (1.13%) PCI DSS
4 22 (0.83%) SLA
5 21 (0.79%) GCP
6 16 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
6 16 (0.60%) GDPR
7 11 (0.42%) JTAG
7 11 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.23%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.23%) HIPAA
8 6 (0.23%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.15%) EMIR
9 4 (0.15%) MiFID
9 4 (0.15%) NIST 800
10 3 (0.11%) COBIT
11 1 (0.038%) IEC 62304
11 1 (0.038%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 422 (15.94%) Docker
2 173 (6.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 112 (4.23%) Active Directory
4 55 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
5 44 (1.66%) Hyper-V
6 35 (1.32%) HDFS
6 35 (1.32%) iptables
7 34 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
8 33 (1.25%) NFS
9 31 (1.17%) KVM
10 30 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
11 18 (0.68%) Firmware
12 17 (0.64%) vSphere
13 13 (0.49%) Apache Flume
14 12 (0.45%) Postfix
14 12 (0.45%) VirtualBox
15 11 (0.42%) Ceph
16 10 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 10 (0.38%) Samba
17 9 (0.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 680 (25.68%) Puppet
2 565 (21.34%) Ansible
3 464 (17.52%) Opscode Chef
4 194 (7.33%) Kubernetes
5 142 (5.36%) Terraform
6 140 (5.29%) Nagios
7 69 (2.61%) Salt
8 42 (1.59%) ZABBIX
9 37 (1.40%) Kibana
10 33 (1.25%) Rancher
11 27 (1.02%) Docker Swarm
12 26 (0.98%) Icinga
13 23 (0.87%) Cacti
13 23 (0.87%) logstash
13 23 (0.87%) Rundeck
14 21 (0.79%) HAProxy
15 20 (0.76%) CFEngine
15 20 (0.76%) Data Guard
16 18 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
17 17 (0.64%) Oozie
Vendors
1 452 (17.07%) Oracle
2 371 (14.01%) Red Hat
3 251 (9.48%) VMware
4 214 (8.08%) Microsoft
5 130 (4.91%) Sybase
6 127 (4.80%) Splunk
7 105 (3.97%) Google
8 91 (3.44%) Cisco
9 69 (2.61%) IBM
10 64 (2.42%) SAP
10 64 (2.42%) SolarWinds
11 55 (2.08%) Reuters
12 50 (1.89%) Bloomberg
12 50 (1.89%) HP
13 44 (1.66%) Atlassian
14 40 (1.51%) Cloudera
14 40 (1.51%) SaltStack
15 39 (1.47%) Informatica
16 35 (1.32%) F5
17 34 (1.28%) Citrix