Period
to 21 October 2019

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 21 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Perl
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 288 237 203
Rank change year-on-year -51 -34 -37
Permanent jobs citing Perl 1,538 2,409 3,091
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 1.47% 1.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.10% 2.65% 3.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,021 1,772 2,247
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -5.26%

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 73,254 90,879 96,300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.48% 55.56% 55.27%
Number of salaries quoted 60,089 75,617 78,941
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%

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 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 2019. 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 -55 1,405 £57,500 +4.55% 226
UK excluding London +24 970 £50,000 +5.26% 166
London -117 559 £67,500 +8.00% 82
North of England +36 360 £59,000 +24.21% 32
Yorkshire +97 277 £56,801 +19.58% 9
South East -51 211 £55,000 +8.37% 41
East of England +43 113 £50,000 +12.68% 28
South West -1 101 £50,000 +17.65% 32
Scotland +27 70 £50,000 +4.17% 14
North West -73 59 £59,000 +24.21% 20
Midlands -38 58 £47,075 -0.89% 12
West Midlands -18 49 £45,000 -10.00% 8
Wales +23 31 £45,000 +8.81% 7
North East +29 24 £53,713 +2.31% 3
Northern Ireland +6 24 £36,000 -42.40% 1
East Midlands +8 9 £56,000 +40.00% 4
Channel Islands +4 2 £24,500 -16.95%

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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 1,210 (78.67%) Python
2 1,035 (67.30%) Linux
3 800 (52.02%) Bash Shell
4 621 (40.38%) Unix
5 455 (29.58%) DevOps
6 403 (26.20%) Java
7 384 (24.97%) SQL
8 359 (23.34%) Ruby
9 335 (21.78%) Agile Software Development
10 331 (21.52%) AWS
11 329 (21.39%) Firewall
12 313 (20.35%) DNS
12 313 (20.35%) Puppet
13 294 (19.12%) Ansible
14 293 (19.05%) Windows
15 284 (18.47%) Docker
16 278 (18.08%) Management Information System
17 274 (17.82%) Cisco
18 267 (17.36%) Service Delivery
19 266 (17.30%) Finance
20 264 (17.17%) Nagios
21 263 (17.10%) Git (software)
22 254 (16.51%) VPN
23 253 (16.45%) Cisco Certification
24 245 (15.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
25 243 (15.80%) CCNP
25 243 (15.80%) Network Design
26 242 (15.73%) WAN
27 240 (15.60%) Network Security
28 238 (15.47%) SMTP

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 92 (5.98%) Tomcat
2 82 (5.33%) Apache
3 57 (3.71%) Apache Spark
4 45 (2.93%) Elasticsearch
4 45 (2.93%) JBoss
5 43 (2.80%) nginx
6 39 (2.54%) WebSphere
7 37 (2.41%) Oracle Workflow
8 31 (2.02%) IIS
9 29 (1.89%) OpenStack
10 26 (1.69%) IBM HTTP Server
11 24 (1.56%) WebLogic
12 19 (1.24%) Cloud Foundry
13 12 (0.78%) Confluence
14 11 (0.72%) CloudStack
15 10 (0.65%) MS Exchange
16 9 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 8 (0.52%) CMS
18 6 (0.39%) Apache Pig
18 6 (0.39%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 34 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.52%) GNU Octave
5 4 (0.26%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 54 (3.51%) thinkFolio
2 37 (2.41%) Front Arena
2 37 (2.41%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.20%) Magento
4 2 (0.13%) CA PPM
4 2 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.065%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.065%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.065%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 331 (21.52%) AWS
2 188 (12.22%) Azure
3 121 (7.87%) SaaS
4 118 (7.67%) GCP
5 64 (4.16%) PaaS
6 53 (3.45%) OpenShift
7 52 (3.38%) IaaS
8 41 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
9 30 (1.95%) AWS CloudFormation
10 29 (1.89%) GitHub
11 19 (1.24%) Office 365
12 17 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
13 14 (0.91%) Amazon S3
14 13 (0.85%) Datadog
15 11 (0.72%) Amazon EMR
15 11 (0.72%) DigitalOcean
15 11 (0.72%) Heroku
16 10 (0.65%) Akamai
16 10 (0.65%) Amazon ECS
17 9 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 329 (21.39%) Firewall
2 313 (20.35%) DNS
3 254 (16.51%) VPN
4 242 (15.73%) WAN
5 240 (15.60%) Network Security
6 238 (15.47%) SMTP
7 235 (15.28%) BGP
8 234 (15.21%) MPLS
9 230 (14.95%) OSPF
10 229 (14.89%) Cisco ASA
11 226 (14.69%) Broadband
12 223 (14.50%) Cisco Nexus
12 223 (14.50%) IPsec
13 222 (14.43%) ADSL
13 222 (14.43%) NetScaler
13 222 (14.43%) RIP
14 135 (8.78%) TCP/IP
15 54 (3.51%) Internet
16 53 (3.45%) HTTP
17 45 (2.93%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (11.31%) SQL Server
2 170 (11.05%) MySQL
3 101 (6.57%) Big Data
4 73 (4.75%) PostgreSQL
5 67 (4.36%) Relational Database
6 60 (3.90%) MongoDB
7 50 (3.25%) Apache Hive
7 50 (3.25%) RDBMS
8 44 (2.86%) NoSQL
9 42 (2.73%) Impala
10 41 (2.67%) MariaDB
11 36 (2.34%) Hadoop
12 28 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
12 28 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
13 27 (1.76%) Oracle Database
14 25 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
14 25 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
15 19 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
16 15 (0.98%) Blockchain
16 15 (0.98%) DB2
Development Applications
1 263 (17.10%) Git (software)
2 215 (13.98%) Jenkins
3 88 (5.72%) JIRA
4 51 (3.32%) Maven
5 48 (3.12%) Bitbucket
6 45 (2.93%) Sonatype Nexus
7 44 (2.86%) Bitbucket Server
8 42 (2.73%) git-flow
8 42 (2.73%) TeamCity
9 39 (2.54%) Subversion
10 28 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 24 (1.56%) Artifactory
12 22 (1.43%) Ant
13 21 (1.37%) CircleCI
13 21 (1.37%) Selenium
14 20 (1.30%) SonarQube
15 14 (0.91%) Gradle
16 12 (0.78%) Codeship
16 12 (0.78%) GitLab
16 12 (0.78%) Hudson
General
1 266 (17.30%) Finance
2 130 (8.45%) Telecoms
3 113 (7.35%) Banking
4 87 (5.66%) Front Office
5 61 (3.97%) Electronics
6 50 (3.25%) French Language
6 50 (3.25%) Spanish Language
7 48 (3.12%) German Language
7 48 (3.12%) Italian Language
8 39 (2.54%) Public Sector
9 36 (2.34%) Investment Banking
10 29 (1.89%) Marketing
11 28 (1.82%) Advertising
12 25 (1.63%) Dutch Language
13 24 (1.56%) Financial Institution
14 23 (1.50%) Manufacturing
15 20 (1.30%) Automotive
16 18 (1.17%) Games
17 17 (1.11%) Law
18 16 (1.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 253 (16.45%) DevOps Engineer
2 222 (14.43%) Network Engineer
3 193 (12.55%) Security Engineer
4 186 (12.09%) Developer
5 177 (11.51%) Network Security Engineer
6 160 (10.40%) Consultant
7 136 (8.84%) Cisco Engineer
8 134 (8.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 133 (8.65%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 121 (7.87%) Linux Engineer
11 103 (6.70%) Analyst
12 101 (6.57%) Support Engineer
13 77 (5.01%) Applications Support
14 75 (4.88%) Applications Engineer
14 75 (4.88%) Technical Consultant
15 73 (4.75%) Administrator
16 57 (3.71%) AWS Engineer
17 56 (3.64%) Cloud Engineer
18 52 (3.38%) Systems Engineer
19 51 (3.32%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (6.37%) .NET
2 92 (5.98%) XML
3 72 (4.68%) Kafka
4 69 (4.49%) Node.js
5 64 (4.16%) Elastic Stack
6 59 (3.84%) FIX Protocol
7 58 (3.77%) Web Services
8 56 (3.64%) AngularJS
9 49 (3.19%) HTML
10 47 (3.06%) Middleware
11 38 (2.47%) CSS
12 33 (2.15%) REST
13 29 (1.89%) LAMP
14 24 (1.56%) Spring
15 21 (1.37%) ActiveMQ
15 21 (1.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 20 (1.30%) LEMP Stack
17 19 (1.24%) RabbitMQ
17 19 (1.24%) Regular Expression
18 18 (1.17%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 278 (18.08%) Management Information System
2 135 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
3 86 (5.59%) Hedge funds
4 77 (5.01%) Equities
5 75 (4.88%) Fixed Income
6 74 (4.81%) Derivative
7 64 (4.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 57 (3.71%) Public Cloud
9 52 (3.38%) Linux Command Line
10 42 (2.73%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 41 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
11 41 (2.67%) Private Cloud
12 40 (2.60%) Analytical Mindset
13 38 (2.47%) Data Centre
14 37 (2.41%) User Experience
15 31 (2.02%) Replication
16 24 (1.56%) Algorithms
17 22 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
18 21 (1.37%) Clustering
19 20 (1.30%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1,035 (67.30%) Linux
2 621 (40.38%) Unix
3 293 (19.05%) Windows
4 130 (8.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 112 (7.28%) CentOS
6 89 (5.79%) Windows Server
7 73 (4.75%) Ubuntu
8 59 (3.84%) Debian
9 50 (3.25%) Solaris
10 34 (2.21%) AIX
11 26 (1.69%) OS/400
12 25 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
13 18 (1.17%) Windows 7
14 14 (0.91%) Android
15 13 (0.85%) HPUX
15 13 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (0.59%) Apple iOS
17 8 (0.52%) Windows 10
18 5 (0.33%) Fedora
19 4 (0.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 455 (29.58%) DevOps
2 335 (21.78%) Agile Software Development
3 267 (17.36%) Service Delivery
4 243 (15.80%) Network Design
5 232 (15.08%) Network Management
5 232 (15.08%) Product Management
6 226 (14.69%) Change Control
7 177 (11.51%) Problem-Solving
8 155 (10.08%) Configuration Management
9 146 (9.49%) Software Engineering
10 133 (8.65%) Continuous Integration
11 125 (8.13%) Test Automation
12 114 (7.41%) Microservices
13 113 (7.35%) Computer Science
14 108 (7.02%) Cybersecurity
15 102 (6.63%) Open Source
16 92 (5.98%) Analytics
16 92 (5.98%) ITIL
16 92 (5.98%) Scrum
17 89 (5.79%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 1,210 (78.67%) Python
2 800 (52.02%) Bash Shell
3 403 (26.20%) Java
4 384 (24.97%) SQL
5 359 (23.34%) Ruby
6 202 (13.13%) JavaScript
7 195 (12.68%) Shell Script
8 184 (11.96%) C++
9 175 (11.38%) C
10 164 (10.66%) PHP
11 153 (9.95%) PowerShell
12 131 (8.52%) C#
13 83 (5.40%) Go
14 68 (4.42%) Korn
15 59 (3.84%) R
16 41 (2.67%) VB
17 40 (2.60%) Bourne shell
18 29 (1.89%) AWK
19 28 (1.82%) MATLAB
20 26 (1.69%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 253 (16.45%) Cisco Certification
2 243 (15.80%) CCNP
3 228 (14.82%) CCNA
4 211 (13.72%) Degree
5 41 (2.67%) Security Cleared
6 27 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
7 21 (1.37%) SC Cleared
8 18 (1.17%) RHCE
9 15 (0.98%) IBM Certification
10 14 (0.91%) CISSP
11 13 (0.85%) DV Cleared
11 13 (0.85%) GIAC
12 11 (0.72%) CREST Certified
12 11 (0.72%) OSCP
13 10 (0.65%) CISM
13 10 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
13 10 (0.65%) RHCSA
14 9 (0.59%) OCA
14 9 (0.59%) OCP
14 9 (0.59%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 245 (15.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 226 (14.69%) ISO 9001
3 47 (3.06%) QA
4 23 (1.50%) SLA
5 13 (0.85%) GDPR
6 5 (0.33%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.20%) JTAG
9 1 (0.065%) NCSC
9 1 (0.065%) NIST
9 1 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 284 (18.47%) Docker
2 98 (6.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (3.06%) Active Directory
4 43 (2.80%) Apache Flume
5 28 (1.82%) Hyper-V
5 28 (1.82%) vSphere
6 23 (1.50%) Xen
7 22 (1.43%) Oracle RAC
8 19 (1.24%) KVM
9 18 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
10 15 (0.98%) NFS
11 14 (0.91%) Firmware
11 14 (0.91%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 11 (0.72%) Ceph
13 8 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
14 7 (0.46%) Btrfs
14 7 (0.46%) DRBD
14 7 (0.46%) GlusterFS
14 7 (0.46%) Samba
15 6 (0.39%) iptables
Systems Management
1 313 (20.35%) Puppet
2 294 (19.12%) Ansible
3 264 (17.17%) Nagios
4 237 (15.41%) Opscode Chef
5 230 (14.95%) FortiGate
6 212 (13.78%) Kubernetes
7 136 (8.84%) Terraform
8 41 (2.67%) Oozie
9 31 (2.02%) ZABBIX
10 27 (1.76%) HAProxy
10 27 (1.76%) Kibana
11 25 (1.63%) EnCase
12 24 (1.56%) Red Hat Satellite
13 22 (1.43%) logstash
13 22 (1.43%) Oracle ZFS
14 20 (1.30%) Docker Swarm
14 20 (1.30%) Salt
15 19 (1.24%) FTK
16 17 (1.11%) Prometheus
17 16 (1.04%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 274 (17.82%) Cisco
2 231 (15.02%) Fortinet
3 212 (13.78%) Oracle
4 192 (12.48%) Palo Alto
5 172 (11.18%) Red Hat
6 147 (9.56%) Microsoft
7 132 (8.58%) VMware
8 79 (5.14%) Splunk
9 72 (4.68%) Google
10 46 (2.99%) Charles River
11 45 (2.93%) IBM
12 40 (2.60%) Sun
13 37 (2.41%) Calypso
13 37 (2.41%) SimCorp
14 30 (1.95%) CheckPoint
15 28 (1.82%) Bloomberg
16 26 (1.69%) SolarWinds
17 25 (1.63%) EMC
17 25 (1.63%) Reuters
17 25 (1.63%) Sybase