Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Regular Expressions (Regex)
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1039 1090 1151
Rank change year-on-year +51 +61 +4
Permanent jobs citing Regular Expression 140 98 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.080% 0.055% 0.062%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.20% 0.14% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 95 80 113
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £23,450
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% -10.89%

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 70,282 69,416 78,863
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.41% 39.15% 38.04%
Number of salaries quoted 58,912 60,033 67,780
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,986
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Regular Expression
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Regular Expression in the UK

Regular Expression
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Regular Expression.

Salary trend for Regular Expression in the UK

Regular Expression
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Regular Expression over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 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 +45 139 £50,000 +11.11% 14
London +38 89 £57,500 +4.55% 5
UK excluding London +3 50 £50,000 +25.00% 10
South East +28 27 £52,500 +31.25% 2
North of England +10 15 £36,750 -8.13% 1
North West +10 15 £36,750 -8.13%
South West -7 5 £32,864 -34.27%
East Midlands - 2 £50,000 -
Midlands - 2 £50,000 -
East of England +4 1 £50,000 -20.00% 6

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT jobs citing Regular Expression also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Regular Expression.

1 79 (56.43%) Linux
2 68 (48.57%) Python
3 56 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 53 (37.86%) PHP
5 52 (37.14%) HTML
6 48 (34.29%) SQL
7 44 (31.43%) Degree
8 42 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
8 42 (30.00%) Bash Shell
9 38 (27.14%) Elasticsearch
9 38 (27.14%) Git (software)
10 37 (26.43%) Analytics
11 36 (25.71%) Open Source
12 35 (25.00%) Docker
13 34 (24.29%) Perl
14 31 (22.14%) Ruby
15 30 (21.43%) Redis
16 29 (20.71%) Jenkins
16 29 (20.71%) E-Commerce
17 28 (20.00%) SMTP
17 28 (20.00%) MySQL
17 28 (20.00%) CSS
17 28 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
18 27 (19.29%) Computer Science Degree
18 27 (19.29%) Unix
18 27 (19.29%) Java
19 26 (18.57%) Computer Science
19 26 (18.57%) Elastic Stack
20 25 (17.86%) Software Engineering
20 25 (17.86%) Finance

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 38 (27.14%) Elasticsearch
2 18 (12.86%) Apache
2 18 (12.86%) Apache Solr
3 17 (12.14%) nginx
4 16 (11.43%) Apache Spark
5 12 (8.57%) IIS
6 3 (2.14%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.43%) JBoss
8 1 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.71%) Confluence
8 1 (0.71%) Resin
8 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.71%) WildFly
Applications
1 10 (7.14%) FileZilla
2 7 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (7.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.14%) Sage Pay
2 8 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (5.00%) Adobe Analytics
3 7 (5.00%) SaaS
4 3 (2.14%) Office 365
5 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.71%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 28 (20.00%) SMTP
2 19 (13.57%) DNS
3 14 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 10 (7.14%) FTP
4 10 (7.14%) Internet
5 7 (5.00%) SSL
6 6 (4.29%) Network Security
6 6 (4.29%) tcpdump
6 6 (4.29%) Wireshark
7 5 (3.57%) HTTP
8 4 (2.86%) LDAP
9 3 (2.14%) Firewall
9 3 (2.14%) IMAP
9 3 (2.14%) POP3
10 2 (1.43%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (1.43%) DKIM
10 2 (1.43%) DMARC
11 1 (0.71%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (21.43%) Redis
2 28 (20.00%) MySQL
3 23 (16.43%) NoSQL
4 22 (15.71%) Big Data
5 18 (12.86%) MongoDB
6 16 (11.43%) Hadoop
7 5 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (2.86%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (2.86%) CouchDB
8 4 (2.86%) Presto
9 2 (1.43%) Endeca
9 2 (1.43%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.71%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.71%) EDRMS
10 1 (0.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 38 (27.14%) Git (software)
2 29 (20.71%) Jenkins
3 21 (15.00%) Subversion
4 18 (12.86%) Codeception
4 18 (12.86%) Vagrant
5 15 (10.71%) IDA Disassembler
5 15 (10.71%) OllyDbg
5 15 (10.71%) WinDbg
6 6 (4.29%) Burp Suite
6 6 (4.29%) Grunt
6 6 (4.29%) gulp
7 4 (2.86%) Selenium
8 3 (2.14%) Babel
8 3 (2.14%) JIRA
8 3 (2.14%) Phing
8 3 (2.14%) PHPUnit
8 3 (2.14%) webpack
9 2 (1.43%) Ant
9 2 (1.43%) JIRA Agile
9 2 (1.43%) Metasploit
General
1 25 (17.86%) Finance
2 22 (15.71%) Marketing
3 19 (13.57%) Games
4 6 (4.29%) Banking
5 5 (3.57%) Electronics
5 5 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.57%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.14%) Law
6 3 (2.14%) Retail
7 2 (1.43%) Legal
8 1 (0.71%) Arabic Language
8 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (23.57%) Developer
2 23 (16.43%) Software Engineer
3 18 (12.86%) PHP Software Engineer
4 12 (8.57%) Analyst
5 10 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
5 10 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
5 10 (7.14%) Web Developer
6 9 (6.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 9 (6.43%) Security Engineer
6 9 (6.43%) SOC Engineer
7 7 (5.00%) Integration Engineer
7 7 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
7 7 (5.00%) Software Developer
8 6 (4.29%) IT Engineer
8 6 (4.29%) Performance Engineer
8 6 (4.29%) Web Analyst
9 5 (3.57%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 5 (3.57%) Junior
9 5 (3.57%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (37.14%) HTML
2 28 (20.00%) CSS
2 28 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
3 26 (18.57%) Elastic Stack
4 24 (17.14%) JSON
5 22 (15.71%) jQuery
5 22 (15.71%) Kafka
6 18 (12.86%) Behat
7 17 (12.14%) .NET
8 13 (9.29%) Node.js
8 13 (9.29%) PCRE
9 12 (8.57%) Ajax
9 12 (8.57%) XML
10 11 (7.86%) AngularJS
11 10 (7.14%) .NET Framework
11 10 (7.14%) Entity Framework
11 10 (7.14%) WCF
12 9 (6.43%) REST
12 9 (6.43%) SOAP
13 8 (5.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.57%) Computer Science
2 21 (15.00%) Linux Command Line
3 20 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (12.86%) Algorithms
5 15 (10.71%) Blog
6 6 (4.29%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 5 (3.57%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (2.86%) Management Information System
9 3 (2.14%) Fintech
10 2 (1.43%) BYOD
10 2 (1.43%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.43%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.43%) PlayStation
10 2 (1.43%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (1.43%) Xbox
11 1 (0.71%) BBC
11 1 (0.71%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.71%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.71%) Social Network
11 1 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 79 (56.43%) Linux
2 27 (19.29%) Unix
3 22 (15.71%) Windows
4 8 (5.71%) CentOS
4 8 (5.71%) FreeBSD
5 4 (2.86%) Solaris
6 3 (2.14%) AIX
6 3 (2.14%) HPUX
6 3 (2.14%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.43%) Android
7 2 (1.43%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (26.43%) Analytics
3 36 (25.71%) Open Source
4 29 (20.71%) E-Commerce
5 25 (17.86%) Software Engineering
6 23 (16.43%) TDD
7 22 (15.71%) OO
8 21 (15.00%) BDD
9 20 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (14.29%) DevOps
10 19 (13.57%) Cybersecurity
11 18 (12.86%) Web Development
12 16 (11.43%) Software Architecture
13 15 (10.71%) Malware Reverse Engineering
13 15 (10.71%) Reverse Engineering
14 14 (10.00%) SIEM
15 12 (8.57%) Event Correlation
15 12 (8.57%) Information Security
16 10 (7.14%) Configuration Management
16 10 (7.14%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 68 (48.57%) Python
2 56 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 53 (37.86%) PHP
4 48 (34.29%) SQL
5 42 (30.00%) Bash Shell
6 34 (24.29%) Perl
7 31 (22.14%) Ruby
8 27 (19.29%) Java
9 22 (15.71%) XPath
10 19 (13.57%) C++
11 18 (12.86%) PHP 7
12 16 (11.43%) C#
13 15 (10.71%) C
14 14 (10.00%) Shell Script
15 13 (9.29%) T-SQL
16 10 (7.14%) VBScript
17 9 (6.43%) ES6
18 8 (5.71%) PowerShell
19 3 (2.14%) Lua
19 3 (2.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (31.43%) Degree
2 27 (19.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (11.43%) CISSP
4 13 (9.29%) Security Cleared
5 12 (8.57%) CEH
5 12 (8.57%) GCIH
5 12 (8.57%) OSCP
6 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.43%) PhD
6 2 (1.43%) RHCE
7 1 (0.71%) CCNA
7 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.71%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.71%) MCP
7 1 (0.71%) MCSE
7 1 (0.71%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (9.29%) GPG13
3 2 (1.43%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.71%) SLA
4 1 (0.71%) WCAG
System Software
1 35 (25.00%) Docker
2 12 (8.57%) HDFS
2 12 (8.57%) Snort
3 10 (7.14%) KVM
4 9 (6.43%) Varnish
5 8 (5.71%) NFS
6 3 (2.14%) Active Directory
7 2 (1.43%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.71%) Cronacle
8 1 (0.71%) Veritas File System
8 1 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (12.14%) HAProxy
2 12 (8.57%) Nagios
2 12 (8.57%) Suricata
3 9 (6.43%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (6.43%) Terraform
4 8 (5.71%) Kibana
4 8 (5.71%) Puppet
4 8 (5.71%) QRadar
5 3 (2.14%) Fluentd
6 2 (1.43%) Nessus
6 2 (1.43%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (1.43%) OpenVAS
6 2 (1.43%) SCCM
6 2 (1.43%) SCOM
7 1 (0.71%) ArcSight ESM
7 1 (0.71%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.71%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 22 (15.71%) Sophos
2 16 (11.43%) Splunk
3 15 (10.71%) Palo Alto
4 13 (9.29%) FireEye
4 13 (9.29%) Fortinet
5 12 (8.57%) Microsoft
5 12 (8.57%) Sourcefire
5 12 (8.57%) TippingPoint
6 11 (7.86%) LogRhythm
7 10 (7.14%) CyberSource
7 10 (7.14%) PayPal
8 9 (6.43%) New Relic
8 9 (6.43%) Red Hat
9 8 (5.71%) Adobe
9 8 (5.71%) Percona
10 7 (5.00%) ArcSight
11 6 (4.29%) AlienVault
12 5 (3.57%) SAP
13 4 (2.86%) EXASOL
13 4 (2.86%) Forcepoint