Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Perl
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 231 206 164
Rank change year-on-year -25 -42 -24
Permanent jobs citing Perl 2,418 3,108 4,083
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.47% 1.77% 2.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.64% 3.20% 4.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,787 2,260 3,460
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%

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 91,533 97,160 100,009
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.55% 55.30% 52.74%
Number of salaries quoted 76,138 79,691 86,241
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -26 2,320 £55,000 - 309
London -16 1,298 £62,500 - 132
UK excluding London -56 1,101 £47,500 +5.56% 224
South East -92 337 £51,000 +2.00% 44
North of England +97 312 £47,500 +11.76% 49
North West +65 191 £47,500 +11.76% 31
East of England -59 129 £45,000 -4.06% 34
Midlands +27 127 £47,500 +5.56% 22
South West -12 121 £42,500 +6.25% 27
Yorkshire +51 107 £47,500 +26.67% 14
West Midlands +58 95 £50,000 +5.26% 18
Scotland -36 54 £48,000 +20.00% 40
East Midlands -12 32 £40,000 -8.05% 4
Wales -1 15 £42,500 -19.05% 3
North East -17 14 £52,500 +31.25% 4
Northern Ireland -8 6 £62,500 +56.25% 4
Channel Islands -6 4 £29,500 -9.23% 1

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1,947 (80.52%) Python
2 1,507 (62.32%) Linux
3 942 (38.96%) Bash Shell
4 894 (36.97%) Java
5 770 (31.84%) DevOps
6 735 (30.40%) Finance
7 699 (28.91%) SQL
8 640 (26.47%) Unix
9 613 (25.35%) Ruby
10 604 (24.98%) Amazon AWS
11 584 (24.15%) Windows
12 580 (23.99%) Agile Software Development
13 573 (23.70%) Puppet
14 542 (22.42%) Ansible
15 501 (20.72%) Degree
16 479 (19.81%) C++
17 467 (19.31%) JavaScript
18 412 (17.04%) Oracle
19 400 (16.54%) Opscode Chef
20 393 (16.25%) Problem-Solving
21 384 (15.88%) Jenkins
21 384 (15.88%) PowerShell
22 368 (15.22%) PHP
23 359 (14.85%) Microsoft Azure
24 357 (14.76%) Docker
25 351 (14.52%) Configuration Management
26 349 (14.43%) Banking
27 341 (14.10%) Apache
28 338 (13.98%) C#
29 336 (13.90%) 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
1 341 (14.10%) Apache
2 216 (8.93%) Tomcat
3 86 (3.56%) Elasticsearch
4 74 (3.06%) Apache Spark
5 65 (2.69%) Confluence
6 64 (2.65%) nginx
7 57 (2.36%) JBoss
8 42 (1.74%) WebSphere
9 36 (1.49%) OpenStack
10 35 (1.45%) Oracle Workflow
11 28 (1.16%) MS Exchange
12 27 (1.12%) IIS
13 23 (0.95%) WebLogic
14 22 (0.91%) WordPress
15 18 (0.74%) SharePoint
16 15 (0.62%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 13 (0.54%) Anypoint
18 12 (0.50%) CloudStack
18 12 (0.50%) Mule
19 10 (0.41%) CMS
Applications
1 64 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.083%) Blender
5 2 (0.083%) Simulink
6 1 (0.041%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 69 (2.85%) thinkFolio
2 27 (1.12%) Front Arena
2 27 (1.12%) Markit EDM
3 9 (0.37%) Relativity
4 5 (0.21%) Concordance
4 5 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.21%) Ringtail
5 4 (0.17%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.17%) Rolfe and Nolan
6 3 (0.12%) MetaTrader
7 2 (0.083%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.083%) Kondor
7 2 (0.083%) Veritas eDiscovery
8 1 (0.041%) CSG Singleview
8 1 (0.041%) Magento
8 1 (0.041%) PeopleSoft CRM
8 1 (0.041%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.041%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 604 (24.98%) Amazon AWS
2 359 (14.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 131 (5.42%) Google Cloud Platform
4 126 (5.21%) SaaS
5 82 (3.39%) GitHub
6 80 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
7 63 (2.61%) IaaS
8 56 (2.32%) PaaS
9 51 (2.11%) OpenShift
10 48 (1.99%) AWS CloudFormation
11 40 (1.65%) Office 365
12 33 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
13 28 (1.16%) Amazon S3
14 27 (1.12%) npm
15 26 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 24 (0.99%) Serverless
17 23 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 12 (0.50%) Amazon Glacier
19 11 (0.45%) IBM Cloud
20 10 (0.41%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 262 (10.84%) TCP/IP
2 230 (9.51%) Firewall
3 193 (7.98%) DNS
4 130 (5.38%) HTTP
5 97 (4.01%) BGP
6 80 (3.31%) DHCP
7 77 (3.18%) Internet
8 71 (2.94%) SSL
9 67 (2.77%) SAN
10 66 (2.73%) OSPF
10 66 (2.73%) Wireless
11 63 (2.61%) VPN
12 59 (2.44%) WAN
13 56 (2.32%) LAN
14 55 (2.27%) MPLS
15 52 (2.15%) SSH
16 50 (2.07%) Intrusion Detection
17 45 (1.86%) SMTP
18 35 (1.45%) Network Security
19 34 (1.41%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 301 (12.45%) SQL Server
2 273 (11.29%) MySQL
3 202 (8.35%) Big Data
4 182 (7.53%) Relational Database
5 125 (5.17%) NoSQL
6 124 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
7 100 (4.14%) MongoDB
8 85 (3.52%) Hadoop
9 68 (2.81%) RDBMS
10 66 (2.73%) DB2
11 48 (1.99%) Oracle Database
12 39 (1.61%) Crystal Reports
13 36 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
14 33 (1.36%) Couchbase
15 29 (1.20%) Data Lake
15 29 (1.20%) MariaDB
16 28 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
17 27 (1.12%) Apache Hive
18 25 (1.03%) Sybase ASE
19 24 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 384 (15.88%) Jenkins
2 336 (13.90%) Git (software)
3 206 (8.52%) JIRA
4 169 (6.99%) Subversion
5 154 (6.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 152 (6.29%) Maven
7 111 (4.59%) TeamCity
8 81 (3.35%) Bitbucket
9 78 (3.23%) Selenium
10 61 (2.52%) JUnit
11 58 (2.40%) Vagrant
12 51 (2.11%) Gradle
13 37 (1.53%) gulp
14 36 (1.49%) GitLab
14 36 (1.49%) Hudson
15 35 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
16 33 (1.36%) Cucumber
17 31 (1.28%) Ant
18 29 (1.20%) MSBuild
19 24 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 735 (30.40%) Finance
2 349 (14.43%) Banking
3 210 (8.68%) Investment Banking
4 165 (6.82%) Front Office
5 128 (5.29%) Financial Institution
6 122 (5.05%) Telecoms
7 77 (3.18%) Law
8 76 (3.14%) Electronics
9 72 (2.98%) French Language
10 68 (2.81%) Games
11 67 (2.77%) Italian Language
12 62 (2.56%) Marketing
13 61 (2.52%) German Language
14 49 (2.03%) Spanish Language
15 44 (1.82%) Manufacturing
16 40 (1.65%) Retail
17 26 (1.08%) Legal
18 25 (1.03%) Automotive
19 22 (0.91%) Military
20 21 (0.87%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 449 (18.57%) Developer
2 393 (16.25%) DevOps Engineer
3 262 (10.84%) Linux Engineer
4 236 (9.76%) Administrator
5 187 (7.73%) Systems Administrator
6 177 (7.32%) Linux Administrator
7 163 (6.74%) Analyst
8 161 (6.66%) Applications Support
9 152 (6.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 145 (6.00%) Support Engineer
11 117 (4.84%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 116 (4.80%) Systems Engineer
13 109 (4.51%) Applications Engineer
14 102 (4.22%) Java Developer
15 93 (3.85%) Linux Systems Engineer
16 91 (3.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 88 (3.64%) AWS Engineer
18 83 (3.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 82 (3.39%) Support Analyst
20 79 (3.27%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (10.38%) HTML
2 184 (7.61%) Web Services
3 183 (7.57%) .NET
4 176 (7.28%) XML
5 158 (6.53%) CSS
6 138 (5.71%) LAMP
7 113 (4.67%) REST
8 109 (4.51%) JSON
9 98 (4.05%) FIX Protocol
9 98 (4.05%) LDAP
10 85 (3.52%) jQuery
10 85 (3.52%) RESTful
11 83 (3.43%) AngularJS
12 80 (3.31%) Node.js
12 80 (3.31%) Spring
13 69 (2.85%) SOAP
14 66 (2.73%) Middleware
15 62 (2.56%) Kafka
15 62 (2.56%) React
16 60 (2.48%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 321 (13.28%) Computer Science
2 228 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
3 140 (5.79%) Hedge funds
4 124 (5.13%) Equities
5 115 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 114 (4.71%) Derivative
7 108 (4.47%) Fixed Income
8 104 (4.30%) Cyberthreat
9 100 (4.14%) Data Centre
10 95 (3.93%) Management Information System
11 94 (3.89%) Public Cloud
12 89 (3.68%) Fintech
13 83 (3.43%) Linux Command Line
14 77 (3.18%) Self-Motivation
15 55 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
16 52 (2.15%) User Experience
17 50 (2.07%) Algorithms
18 47 (1.94%) Virtual Team
19 42 (1.74%) Private Cloud
20 41 (1.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1,507 (62.32%) Linux
2 640 (26.47%) Unix
3 584 (24.15%) Windows
4 225 (9.31%) CentOS
5 214 (8.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 158 (6.53%) Ubuntu
7 137 (5.67%) Windows Server
8 84 (3.47%) Debian
9 82 (3.39%) Solaris
10 53 (2.19%) Android
11 46 (1.90%) Fedora
12 40 (1.65%) SUSE
13 37 (1.53%) AIX
14 34 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
15 31 (1.28%) Mac OS X
16 29 (1.20%) Apple iOS
17 26 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
18 21 (0.87%) HPUX
18 21 (0.87%) openSUSE
19 13 (0.54%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 770 (31.84%) DevOps
2 580 (23.99%) Agile Software Development
3 393 (16.25%) Problem-Solving
4 351 (14.52%) Configuration Management
5 298 (12.32%) Continuous Integration
6 213 (8.81%) Test Automation
7 207 (8.56%) SDLC
8 198 (8.19%) Open Source
9 187 (7.73%) Investment Management
10 186 (7.69%) Software Engineering
11 173 (7.15%) Low Latency
12 172 (7.11%) ITIL
13 165 (6.82%) Scrum
14 153 (6.33%) OO
15 144 (5.96%) Risk Management
16 138 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 131 (5.42%) Analytics
18 126 (5.21%) Asset Management
19 124 (5.13%) Information Security
20 120 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,947 (80.52%) Python
2 942 (38.96%) Bash Shell
3 894 (36.97%) Java
4 699 (28.91%) SQL
5 613 (25.35%) Ruby
6 479 (19.81%) C++
7 467 (19.31%) JavaScript
8 384 (15.88%) PowerShell
9 368 (15.22%) PHP
10 338 (13.98%) C#
11 323 (13.36%) Shell Script
12 275 (11.37%) C
13 179 (7.40%) Korn
14 131 (5.42%) Bourne shell
15 75 (3.10%) Go
16 51 (2.11%) VB
17 47 (1.94%) PL/SQL
18 41 (1.70%) VBScript
19 34 (1.41%) Objective-C
20 33 (1.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 501 (20.72%) Degree
2 174 (7.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 78 (3.23%) CISSP
4 77 (3.18%) Cisco Certification
5 65 (2.69%) Security Cleared
6 57 (2.36%) Numerate Degree
7 52 (2.15%) CCNP
8 51 (2.11%) RHCE
9 49 (2.03%) CCNA
10 41 (1.70%) DV Cleared
11 40 (1.65%) GIAC
12 36 (1.49%) RHCSA
13 35 (1.45%) SANS
14 32 (1.32%) CEH
15 29 (1.20%) Master's Degree
16 27 (1.12%) CompTIA Security+
17 22 (0.91%) CSSLP
18 21 (0.87%) OSCP
19 20 (0.83%) AWS Certification
19 20 (0.83%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (4.26%) QA
2 38 (1.57%) PCI DSS
3 34 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 30 (1.24%) SLA
5 23 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (0.66%) SAS 70
7 13 (0.54%) GDPR
8 11 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (0.29%) Data Quality
10 6 (0.25%) PMO
11 4 (0.17%) JTAG
12 3 (0.12%) MiFID
13 2 (0.083%) IEC 62304
13 2 (0.083%) ISO 26262
13 2 (0.083%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.083%) NIST 800
14 1 (0.041%) COBIT
14 1 (0.041%) GAMP
14 1 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 357 (14.76%) Docker
2 188 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 138 (5.71%) Active Directory
4 55 (2.27%) Hyper-V
5 41 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
6 32 (1.32%) KVM
7 28 (1.16%) vSphere
8 27 (1.12%) iptables
8 27 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
9 26 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
10 25 (1.03%) NFS
11 17 (0.70%) Firmware
12 15 (0.62%) GlusterFS
13 12 (0.50%) HDFS
13 12 (0.50%) XenServer
14 11 (0.45%) Samba
14 11 (0.45%) VirtualBox
14 11 (0.45%) VMware NSX
15 10 (0.41%) Gluster
16 8 (0.33%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 573 (23.70%) Puppet
2 542 (22.42%) Ansible
3 400 (16.54%) Opscode Chef
4 249 (10.30%) Kubernetes
5 182 (7.53%) Terraform
6 114 (4.71%) Nagios
7 108 (4.47%) Salt
8 56 (2.32%) ZABBIX
9 41 (1.70%) Docker Swarm
9 41 (1.70%) Kibana
10 37 (1.53%) Cacti
11 33 (1.36%) CFEngine
12 28 (1.16%) Munin
13 27 (1.12%) HAProxy
13 27 (1.12%) Packer
14 25 (1.03%) Rancher
15 22 (0.91%) SCCM
16 17 (0.70%) Data Guard
16 17 (0.70%) Nessus
17 16 (0.66%) Automic
Vendors
1 412 (17.04%) Oracle
2 336 (13.90%) Red Hat
3 266 (11.00%) VMware
4 212 (8.77%) Microsoft
5 121 (5.00%) Cisco
6 120 (4.96%) Google
7 116 (4.80%) Sybase
8 100 (4.14%) Splunk
9 68 (2.81%) Atlassian
10 59 (2.44%) SolarWinds
11 57 (2.36%) Reuters
12 54 (2.23%) Bloomberg
13 53 (2.19%) SaltStack
14 50 (2.07%) SAP
14 50 (2.07%) Tradeweb
15 49 (2.03%) IBM
16 46 (1.90%) New Relic
17 44 (1.82%) MarketAxess
18 42 (1.74%) FXall
19 39 (1.61%) F5