Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Perl
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 321 292 239
Rank change year-on-year -29 -53 -35
Permanent jobs citing Perl 443 1,538 2,409
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 1.12% 1.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.53% 2.10% 2.65%
Number of salaries quoted 394 1,060 1,843
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £54,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +0.92% -0.91%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,122
90th Percentile £82,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.00% +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 28,959 73,247 90,877
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 59.25% 53.48% 55.56%
Number of salaries quoted 24,584 60,082 75,615
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

Perl
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Perl in the UK

Perl
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Perl.

Salary trend for Perl in the UK

Perl
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Perl over the 6 months to 21 October 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 21 October 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 -42 395 £57,500 - 96
UK excluding London -40 240 £53,500 +7.00% 76
London +27 184 £67,500 - 26
Midlands +135 66 £51,250 +11.05% 11
Work from Home +40 53 £53,500 +25.88% 20
West Midlands +103 49 £52,500 +16.67% 10
East of England +79 43 £62,500 +25.00% 12
South East +50 43 £55,000 - 23
North of England -80 34 £58,750 +0.43% 17
North West +95 29 £57,500 -2.54% 8
Scotland +50 26 £53,500 +7.00% 6
South West +39 19 £50,000 - 7
East Midlands +94 14 £42,500 -24.11% 1
Northern Ireland +5 6 £55,000 +52.78%
Yorkshire -71 5 £75,000 +41.71% 8
Wales +18 3 £43,734 -2.81%

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 356 (80.36%) Python
2 252 (56.88%) Linux
3 165 (37.25%) Java
4 163 (36.79%) Bash Shell
5 143 (32.28%) DevOps
6 141 (31.83%) Unix
7 113 (25.51%) Windows
8 111 (25.06%) Ansible
9 108 (24.38%) SQL
10 103 (23.25%) PowerShell
11 99 (22.35%) AWS
12 95 (21.44%) Azure
13 87 (19.64%) Ruby
14 85 (19.19%) Finance
15 84 (18.96%) Degree
16 83 (18.74%) C++
17 81 (18.28%) Git (software)
18 80 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
19 77 (17.38%) Shell Script
20 72 (16.25%) Problem-Solving
21 67 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
22 65 (14.67%) Docker
22 65 (14.67%) Jenkins
23 59 (13.32%) C#
24 58 (13.09%) Oracle
24 58 (13.09%) Kubernetes
25 54 (12.19%) Cybersecurity
26 53 (11.96%) VMware
27 52 (11.74%) TCP/IP
28 50 (11.29%) PHP

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 28 (6.32%) Confluence
2 22 (4.97%) Apache
3 19 (4.29%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (2.93%) WebLogic
5 10 (2.26%) nginx
6 9 (2.03%) MTS
6 9 (2.03%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.81%) IIS
7 8 (1.81%) WebSphere
8 7 (1.58%) JBoss
9 4 (0.90%) SAS
10 2 (0.45%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.23%) Resin
11 1 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (1.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 99 (22.35%) AWS
2 95 (21.44%) Azure
3 25 (5.64%) PaaS
4 22 (4.97%) IaaS
5 13 (2.93%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (2.48%) SaaS
7 10 (2.26%) GCP
8 7 (1.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (1.13%) Amazon ECS
10 5 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.90%) Office 365
11 4 (0.90%) Power Platform
11 4 (0.90%) Serverless
12 3 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.68%) Datadog
12 3 (0.68%) Loggly
13 2 (0.45%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 52 (11.74%) TCP/IP
2 40 (9.03%) Firewall
3 35 (7.90%) DNS
4 32 (7.22%) HTTP
5 23 (5.19%) Internet
5 23 (5.19%) SSL
6 21 (4.74%) SMTP
7 17 (3.84%) VPN
8 13 (2.93%) BGP
8 13 (2.93%) FTP
8 13 (2.93%) OSPF
9 12 (2.71%) IMAP
10 11 (2.48%) SSH
11 10 (2.26%) Ethernet
11 10 (2.26%) MPLS
12 9 (2.03%) Network Security
12 9 (2.03%) SNMP
13 7 (1.58%) EIGRP
14 6 (1.35%) LAN
15 5 (1.13%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (7.90%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.00%) PostgreSQL
3 30 (6.77%) Big Data
3 30 (6.77%) NoSQL
4 27 (6.09%) MySQL
5 21 (4.74%) MongoDB
6 14 (3.16%) Relational Database
7 13 (2.93%) Data Lake
8 12 (2.71%) MariaDB
9 10 (2.26%) Data Mining
9 10 (2.26%) Neo4j
10 9 (2.03%) DB2
10 9 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (1.58%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.35%) CouchDB
12 6 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.35%) InfluxDB
12 6 (1.35%) Redis
13 5 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 81 (18.28%) Git (software)
2 65 (14.67%) Jenkins
3 31 (7.00%) JIRA
4 24 (5.42%) GitLab
4 24 (5.42%) Subversion
5 23 (5.19%) Selenium
6 15 (3.39%) NUnit
7 13 (2.93%) Artifactory
8 12 (2.71%) Gerrit
9 11 (2.48%) Maven
10 10 (2.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 10 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (2.03%) TeamCity
12 8 (1.81%) TestNG
12 8 (1.81%) WebDriver
13 7 (1.58%) Bitbucket
13 7 (1.58%) Mercurial
14 6 (1.35%) Cucumber
15 5 (1.13%) Appium
15 5 (1.13%) Postman
General
1 85 (19.19%) Finance
2 35 (7.90%) Banking
3 31 (7.00%) Front Office
4 24 (5.42%) Legal
5 17 (3.84%) Retail
6 9 (2.03%) Back Office
6 9 (2.03%) Games
6 9 (2.03%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.81%) Publishing
8 6 (1.35%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.13%) Electronics
9 5 (1.13%) French Language
9 5 (1.13%) German Language
9 5 (1.13%) Italian Language
9 5 (1.13%) Law
9 5 (1.13%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.90%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.90%) Billing
11 3 (0.68%) Police
12 2 (0.45%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 60 (13.54%) Developer
1 60 (13.54%) DevOps Engineer
2 45 (10.16%) Linux Engineer
3 39 (8.80%) Security Engineer
4 35 (7.90%) Platform Engineer
5 31 (7.00%) Systems Engineer
6 27 (6.09%) Azure Engineer
7 26 (5.87%) Cloud Engineer
8 24 (5.42%) Applications Support
9 22 (4.97%) Software Developer
10 21 (4.74%) Consultant
11 20 (4.51%) Analyst
12 19 (4.29%) Network Engineer
13 18 (4.06%) Java Developer
13 18 (4.06%) Monitoring Engineer
13 18 (4.06%) Software Engineer
14 16 (3.61%) Cloud Consultant
14 16 (3.61%) Support Engineer
15 15 (3.39%) Administrator
15 15 (3.39%) Linux Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (7.67%) .NET
2 28 (6.32%) React
3 27 (6.09%) Elastic Stack
3 27 (6.09%) XML
4 25 (5.64%) AngularJS
5 16 (3.61%) Kafka
5 16 (3.61%) Middleware
5 16 (3.61%) YAML
6 15 (3.39%) HTML
6 15 (3.39%) LDAP
7 14 (3.16%) Web Services
8 12 (2.71%) RabbitMQ
9 11 (2.48%) .NET Framework
9 11 (2.48%) Node.js
10 10 (2.26%) JSON
11 9 (2.03%) CSS
11 9 (2.03%) Spring
12 8 (1.81%) FIX Protocol
12 8 (1.81%) Java EE
12 8 (1.81%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 67 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (8.35%) Management Information System
3 25 (5.64%) PKI
4 23 (5.19%) Public Cloud
5 19 (4.29%) SWIFT
6 15 (3.39%) Security Operations Centre
7 13 (2.93%) Data Centre
7 13 (2.93%) Virtual Team
8 12 (2.71%) Replication
8 12 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (2.03%) Algorithms
9 9 (2.03%) Hedge funds
10 8 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (1.81%) Linux Command Line
11 7 (1.58%) Fixed Income
12 6 (1.35%) Data Structures
12 6 (1.35%) iPhone
12 6 (1.35%) Verilog
13 5 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 252 (56.88%) Linux
2 141 (31.83%) Unix
3 113 (25.51%) Windows
4 43 (9.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (7.22%) Solaris
6 30 (6.77%) CentOS
7 25 (5.64%) Debian
8 16 (3.61%) Ubuntu
9 13 (2.93%) Windows Server
10 8 (1.81%) Android
11 7 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (1.13%) VMS
13 5 (1.13%) Windows 10
13 5 (1.13%) Windows Server 2016
14 4 (0.90%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.90%) SUSE
15 3 (0.68%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (0.68%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (32.28%) DevOps
2 80 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (16.25%) Problem-Solving
4 54 (12.19%) Cybersecurity
5 47 (10.61%) Configuration Management
6 46 (10.38%) Continuous Integration
7 45 (10.16%) Test Automation
8 41 (9.26%) Open Source
9 39 (8.80%) Software Engineering
10 38 (8.58%) Computer Science
11 37 (8.35%) Information Security
12 36 (8.13%) Analytics
13 35 (7.90%) Security Operations
14 33 (7.45%) Change Management
15 29 (6.55%) Infrastructure as Code
15 29 (6.55%) Risk Management
16 28 (6.32%) ITIL
17 25 (5.64%) Scrum
18 24 (5.42%) Incident Management
19 23 (5.19%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 356 (80.36%) Python
2 165 (37.25%) Java
3 163 (36.79%) Bash Shell
4 108 (24.38%) SQL
5 103 (23.25%) PowerShell
6 87 (19.64%) Ruby
7 83 (18.74%) C++
8 77 (17.38%) Shell Script
9 59 (13.32%) C#
10 50 (11.29%) PHP
11 36 (8.13%) Go
12 34 (7.67%) PL/SQL
13 32 (7.22%) JavaScript
14 27 (6.09%) C
15 19 (4.29%) R
16 13 (2.93%) VB.NET
17 12 (2.71%) Groovy
18 7 (1.58%) Fortran
18 7 (1.58%) Korn
19 6 (1.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 84 (18.96%) Degree
2 23 (5.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (4.29%) Security Cleared
4 10 (2.26%) CISSP
5 9 (2.03%) GPEN
5 9 (2.03%) Master's Degree
5 9 (2.03%) Postgraduate
5 9 (2.03%) SANS
6 8 (1.81%) SC Cleared
7 7 (1.58%) DBS Check
7 7 (1.58%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.35%) CCIE
8 6 (1.35%) CCNP
8 6 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.13%) CCIP
10 4 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (0.90%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.45%) GIAC
11 2 (0.45%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.45%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.45%) NIST
2 21 (4.74%) GDPR
3 15 (3.39%) QA
4 13 (2.93%) PMO
5 9 (2.03%) COBIT
5 9 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.90%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (0.90%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.45%) ISO 13485
7 2 (0.45%) SLA
8 1 (0.23%) DO-254
8 1 (0.23%) EMIR
8 1 (0.23%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.23%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 65 (14.67%) Docker
2 50 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (7.00%) Active Directory
4 15 (3.39%) Firmware
5 10 (2.26%) RHEV
6 9 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.58%) BitLocker
7 7 (1.58%) vSphere
8 6 (1.35%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.90%) Btrfs
9 4 (0.90%) Ceph
9 4 (0.90%) DRBD
9 4 (0.90%) KVM
9 4 (0.90%) Xen
10 3 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.68%) GPFS
10 3 (0.68%) NFS
10 3 (0.68%) vCloud
11 2 (0.45%) LXC
11 2 (0.45%) Snort
Systems Management
1 111 (25.06%) Ansible
2 58 (13.09%) Kubernetes
3 41 (9.26%) Puppet
4 33 (7.45%) Terraform
5 26 (5.87%) SCCM
6 21 (4.74%) SCOM
7 15 (3.39%) Nagios
8 11 (2.48%) Norton AntiVirus
8 11 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (2.48%) SCOrch
9 10 (2.26%) Graylog
9 10 (2.26%) Netcool
9 10 (2.26%) Opsview
10 9 (2.03%) Control-M
10 9 (2.03%) QRadar
10 9 (2.03%) Rancher
11 8 (1.81%) Docker Swarm
11 8 (1.81%) Grafana
12 6 (1.35%) Prometheus
13 5 (1.13%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 58 (13.09%) Oracle
2 53 (11.96%) VMware
3 45 (10.16%) Microsoft
4 30 (6.77%) IBM
5 27 (6.09%) Cisco
5 27 (6.09%) Red Hat
6 23 (5.19%) Splunk
7 21 (4.74%) ServiceNow
8 19 (4.29%) AppDynamics
8 19 (4.29%) Dynatrace
9 18 (4.06%) Symantec
10 16 (3.61%) TOWER Software
11 14 (3.16%) Atlassian
11 14 (3.16%) Google
11 14 (3.16%) McAfee
12 11 (2.48%) FireEye
12 11 (2.48%) Percona
12 11 (2.48%) Tanium
13 10 (2.26%) SevOne
13 10 (2.26%) Sybase