Period
to 31 March 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Regular Expression skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Regular Expression over the 6 months to 31 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Regular Expressions (Regex)
UK
6 months to
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 913 1042 1075
Rank change year-on-year +129 +33 +27
Permanent jobs citing Regular Expression 76 73 140
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.064% 0.049% 0.079%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.16% 0.13% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 44 51 101
Median annual salary £42,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.73% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £34,650 £28,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -31.82% +4.76% +31.25%

Regular Expression is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 46,277 58,213 72,144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.24% 39.34% 40.71%
Number of salaries quoted 38,019 47,750 61,111
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%

Regular Expression
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Regular Expression in the UK

Regular Expression
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Regular Expression.

Salary trend for Regular Expression in the UK

Regular Expression
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Regular Expression over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

Salary histogram for Regular Expression in the UK

Regular Expression
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Regular Expression within the UK over the 6 months to 31 March 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 +130 73 £47,500 -13.64% 9
London +92 54 £55,000 -16.76% 6
UK excluding London +89 21 £37,500 -31.82% 3
South East +60 16 £40,000 -21.95% 2
Scotland +35 2 £35,000 -
Midlands - 2 £27,500 -
North of England +60 1 £87,500 +133.33%
North West +37 1 £87,500 +96.63%
West Midlands - 1 £27,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £27,500 -

For the 6 months to 31 March 2020, IT jobs citing Regular Expression 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 Regular Expression.

1 47 (61.84%) SQL
2 44 (57.89%) Linux
3 38 (50.00%) Windows
3 38 (50.00%) Finance
4 32 (42.11%) PowerShell
5 29 (38.16%) JIRA
5 29 (38.16%) Unix
5 29 (38.16%) Oracle
5 29 (38.16%) SQL Server
6 26 (34.21%) Nagios
7 24 (31.58%) .NET
7 24 (31.58%) Windows 10
8 23 (30.26%) Elastic Stack
8 23 (30.26%) Windows Server
8 23 (30.26%) Portfolio Management
8 23 (30.26%) ServiceNow
8 23 (30.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (30.26%) Windows 7
8 23 (30.26%) SWIFT
8 23 (30.26%) Equities
8 23 (30.26%) Salerio
8 23 (30.26%) Derivative
9 22 (28.95%) Python
10 17 (22.37%) SIEM
11 16 (21.05%) Degree
11 16 (21.05%) Management Information System
12 15 (19.74%) CISSP
12 15 (19.74%) Security Cleared
13 14 (18.42%) SC Cleared
13 14 (18.42%) Splunk

Regular Expression
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 6 (7.89%) IIS
1 6 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.32%) Apache
2 1 (1.32%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.32%) nginx
Applications
1 12 (15.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (14.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (7.89%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 23 (30.26%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.53%) SaaS
2 6 (7.89%) AWS
3 3 (3.95%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.63%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (2.63%) AWS CodeBuild
4 2 (2.63%) AWS CodeCommit
4 2 (2.63%) AWS CodePipeline
4 2 (2.63%) AWS CodeStar
4 2 (2.63%) Azure
4 2 (2.63%) GitHub
5 1 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.32%) Datadog
5 1 (1.32%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.32%) Google Tag Manager
5 1 (1.32%) Office 365
5 1 (1.32%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.47%) TCP/IP
2 10 (13.16%) Firewall
3 3 (3.95%) Wireshark
4 2 (2.63%) HTTP
4 2 (2.63%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.32%) DKIM
5 1 (1.32%) DMARC
5 1 (1.32%) DMZ
5 1 (1.32%) Network Security
5 1 (1.32%) tcpdump
5 1 (1.32%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (38.16%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.95%) MySQL
5 2 (2.63%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.32%) DB2
6 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.32%) QlikView
6 1 (1.32%) Redis
Development Applications
1 29 (38.16%) JIRA
2 4 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.26%) Selenium
3 3 (3.95%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.63%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.32%) Bitbucket Server
5 1 (1.32%) Gradle
5 1 (1.32%) Maven
5 1 (1.32%) Subversion
General
1 38 (50.00%) Finance
2 14 (18.42%) Law
3 10 (13.16%) Legal
3 10 (13.16%) Public Sector
4 4 (5.26%) Retail
5 3 (3.95%) Local Government
6 1 (1.32%) Advertising
6 1 (1.32%) Banking
6 1 (1.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (34.21%) Junior
2 25 (32.89%) Analyst
3 23 (30.26%) Applications Support
3 23 (30.26%) Applications Support Analyst
3 23 (30.26%) Support Analyst
4 22 (28.95%) Junior Analyst
5 21 (27.63%) Junior Applications Support
5 21 (27.63%) Junior Support Analyst
6 17 (22.37%) Consultant
7 8 (10.53%) Automation Consultant
7 8 (10.53%) Data Engineer
7 8 (10.53%) SIEM Consultant
8 7 (9.21%) Process Consultant
8 7 (9.21%) Robotic Process Automation Consultant
9 5 (6.58%) Cybersecurity Specialist
9 5 (6.58%) Security Engineer
9 5 (6.58%) Security Specialist
9 5 (6.58%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
9 5 (6.58%) Senior Security Specialist
10 4 (5.26%) Splunk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (31.58%) .NET
2 23 (30.26%) Elastic Stack
3 11 (14.47%) HTML
4 9 (11.84%) CSS
4 9 (11.84%) REST
5 7 (9.21%) SOAP
6 6 (7.89%) JSON
6 6 (7.89%) Web Services
7 4 (5.26%) Node.js
7 4 (5.26%) XML
8 1 (1.32%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.32%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (1.32%) Lucene
8 1 (1.32%) Natural Language Processing
8 1 (1.32%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (1.32%) Spring
8 1 (1.32%) Spring Boot
8 1 (1.32%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 23 (30.26%) Derivative
1 23 (30.26%) Equities
1 23 (30.26%) SWIFT
2 16 (21.05%) Management Information System
3 9 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (9.21%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (9.21%) Security Operations Centre
5 6 (7.89%) Algorithms
6 4 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (5.26%) Social Media
7 2 (2.63%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.63%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.32%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 44 (57.89%) Linux
2 38 (50.00%) Windows
3 29 (38.16%) Unix
4 24 (31.58%) Windows 10
5 23 (30.26%) Windows 7
5 23 (30.26%) Windows Server
5 23 (30.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.63%) Debian
7 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.32%) CentOS
7 1 (1.32%) FreeBSD
7 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (30.26%) Portfolio Management
2 17 (22.37%) SIEM
3 14 (18.42%) Project Management
4 13 (17.11%) Change Management
5 10 (13.16%) Analytics
5 10 (13.16%) Computer Science
5 10 (13.16%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (13.16%) Kalman Filter
5 10 (13.16%) Security Operations
5 10 (13.16%) Software Engineering
6 9 (11.84%) Investment Management
7 8 (10.53%) Business Analysis
7 8 (10.53%) ITIL
7 8 (10.53%) Machine Learning
7 8 (10.53%) Presales
7 8 (10.53%) Robotic Process Automation
7 8 (10.53%) Test Automation
7 8 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (9.21%) Data Management
8 7 (9.21%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (61.84%) SQL
2 32 (42.11%) PowerShell
3 22 (28.95%) Python
4 12 (15.79%) Java
4 12 (15.79%) Perl
5 9 (11.84%) JavaScript
5 9 (11.84%) Ruby
6 8 (10.53%) C#
6 8 (10.53%) Shell Script
7 7 (9.21%) C
8 6 (7.89%) Bash Shell
9 4 (5.26%) R
9 4 (5.26%) sed
9 4 (5.26%) XPath
10 3 (3.95%) AWK
11 2 (2.63%) JMESPath
11 2 (2.63%) PHP
12 1 (1.32%) Go
12 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (21.05%) Degree
2 15 (19.74%) CISSP
2 15 (19.74%) Security Cleared
3 14 (18.42%) SC Cleared
4 8 (10.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (9.21%) CEH
5 7 (9.21%) CISM
5 7 (9.21%) DV Cleared
5 7 (9.21%) GIAC
6 1 (1.32%) GCIA
6 1 (1.32%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) SLA
2 1 (1.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 6 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.32%) Docker
2 1 (1.32%) KVM
2 1 (1.32%) NFS
Systems Management
1 26 (34.21%) Nagios
2 14 (18.42%) QRadar
3 2 (2.63%) Ansible
3 2 (2.63%) Puppet
4 1 (1.32%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.32%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.32%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 29 (38.16%) Oracle
2 23 (30.26%) ServiceNow
3 14 (18.42%) Microsoft
3 14 (18.42%) Splunk
4 9 (11.84%) LogRhythm
5 8 (10.53%) IBM
5 8 (10.53%) UiPath
6 7 (9.21%) ArcSight
6 7 (9.21%) CheckPoint
6 7 (9.21%) Cisco
6 7 (9.21%) Fortinet
6 7 (9.21%) McAfee
7 6 (7.89%) Intapp
7 6 (7.89%) Palo Alto
8 3 (3.95%) Capita
9 2 (2.63%) AlienVault
9 2 (2.63%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.63%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.63%) WorldPay
10 1 (1.32%) Qualys