Period
to 15 February 2019

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 15 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Regular Expressions (Regex)
UK
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1039 1054 1101
Rank change year-on-year +15 +47 +85
Permanent jobs citing Regular Expression 80 139 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.079% 0.055%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.19% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 53 99 78
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.00% -12.50%
10th Percentile £28,250 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +31.25% -19.60%

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 60,190 71,307 69,219
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.72% 40.57% 39.39%
Number of salaries quoted 49,311 60,172 59,705
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 15 February 2019.

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 15 February 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 +21 76 £52,500 - 17
London +19 46 £62,146 +8.08% 12
UK excluding London +38 33 £52,500 - 6
South East +22 14 £46,000 -12.38% 2
South West +29 11 £55,000 +67.36% 1
North of England +40 3 £47,500 +35.71%
Scotland - 3 - - 1
East of England +52 2 £41,250 -17.50%
North West +22 2 £43,250 +23.57%
Yorkshire - 1 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, 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 58 (72.50%) Linux
2 47 (58.75%) Windows
3 41 (51.25%) Cybersecurity
4 32 (40.00%) Python
4 32 (40.00%) TCP/IP
5 31 (38.75%) PowerShell
6 29 (36.25%) Unix
6 29 (36.25%) Java
7 28 (35.00%) SQL
8 24 (30.00%) Firewall
8 24 (30.00%) Bash Shell
8 24 (30.00%) SIEM
8 24 (30.00%) JSON
9 22 (27.50%) Vulnerability Management
9 22 (27.50%) Problem-Solving
10 20 (25.00%) Legal
11 19 (23.75%) Information Security
12 18 (22.50%) Finance
13 16 (20.00%) Network Design
13 16 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
14 15 (18.75%) SANS
14 15 (18.75%) Threat Detection
14 15 (18.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 15 (18.75%) CSIRT
14 15 (18.75%) Forensic Analysis
14 15 (18.75%) Strategic Thinking
14 15 (18.75%) Critical Thinking
14 15 (18.75%) Intrusion Detection
14 15 (18.75%) Computer Forensics
14 15 (18.75%) CEH

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 7 (8.75%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.50%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.75%) Documentum
3 3 (3.75%) FileNet
3 3 (3.75%) OnBase
4 2 (2.50%) Apache Solr
4 2 (2.50%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.50%) nginx
5 1 (1.25%) CMS
5 1 (1.25%) IIS
5 1 (1.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.25%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.00%) Google Tag Manager
3 4 (5.00%) Office 365
4 3 (3.75%) GitHub
4 3 (3.75%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.25%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.25%) G Suite
5 1 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.25%) IaaS
5 1 (1.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 24 (30.00%) Firewall
3 15 (18.75%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (11.25%) Network Security
4 9 (11.25%) Wireshark
5 4 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (5.00%) DHCP
5 4 (5.00%) DKIM
5 4 (5.00%) DMARC
5 4 (5.00%) DNS
6 3 (3.75%) BGP
6 3 (3.75%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (3.75%) Cisco Wireless
6 3 (3.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (3.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (3.75%) Multicast
6 3 (3.75%) OSPF
6 3 (3.75%) VPN
6 3 (3.75%) VXLAN
6 3 (3.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.00%) QlikView
2 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.75%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.75%) MySQL
3 3 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.50%) Apache Hive
4 2 (2.50%) Big Data
4 2 (2.50%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.50%) Redis
5 1 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.25%) DB2
5 1 (1.25%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (1.25%) GIS
5 1 (1.25%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.25%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 9 (11.25%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.00%) Metasploit
3 3 (3.75%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (2.50%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.50%) GitLab
4 2 (2.50%) LoadRunner
4 2 (2.50%) Selenium
5 1 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.25%) gulp
5 1 (1.25%) JIRA
5 1 (1.25%) JMeter
5 1 (1.25%) Redmine
5 1 (1.25%) WATIR
General
1 20 (25.00%) Legal
2 18 (22.50%) Finance
3 4 (5.00%) Banking
3 4 (5.00%) Marketing
4 1 (1.25%) Retail
4 1 (1.25%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 20 (25.00%) Analyst
2 16 (20.00%) Developer
2 16 (20.00%) Security Analyst
2 16 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 15 (18.75%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 15 (18.75%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
3 15 (18.75%) Senior Security Analyst
4 9 (11.25%) Python Developer
5 8 (10.00%) Administrator
5 8 (10.00%) Integration Developer
6 7 (8.75%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 7 (8.75%) Security Engineer
6 7 (8.75%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (7.50%) Linux Administrator
7 6 (7.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 5 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (6.25%) Support Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Technical Support
8 5 (6.25%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (30.00%) JSON
2 14 (17.50%) HTML
2 14 (17.50%) REST
3 12 (15.00%) RESTful
3 12 (15.00%) XML
4 10 (12.50%) CSS
5 8 (10.00%) .NET
6 7 (8.75%) Node.js
7 5 (6.25%) LDAP
8 4 (5.00%) Elastic Stack
8 4 (5.00%) YAML
9 3 (3.75%) AngularJS
9 3 (3.75%) jQuery
9 3 (3.75%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (3.75%) Vue.js
10 2 (2.50%) GraphQL
10 2 (2.50%) LEMP Stack
11 1 (1.25%) Aurelia
11 1 (1.25%) Ember.js
11 1 (1.25%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.25%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (5.00%) BYOD
4 4 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.75%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.75%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.75%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (2.50%) Fintech
7 1 (1.25%) Blog
7 1 (1.25%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.25%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 1 (1.25%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.25%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.25%) Life Science
7 1 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 58 (72.50%) Linux
2 47 (58.75%) Windows
3 29 (36.25%) Unix
4 6 (7.50%) Debian
5 5 (6.25%) Solaris
6 4 (5.00%) AIX
6 4 (5.00%) HPUX
6 4 (5.00%) Mac OS X
6 4 (5.00%) Windows Server
7 3 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.50%) CentOS
8 2 (2.50%) FreeBSD
8 2 (2.50%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.25%) Android
9 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (51.25%) Cybersecurity
2 24 (30.00%) SIEM
3 22 (27.50%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (27.50%) Vulnerability Management
4 19 (23.75%) Information Security
5 16 (20.00%) Network Design
6 15 (18.75%) Computer Forensics
6 15 (18.75%) Computer Security
6 15 (18.75%) Critical Thinking
6 15 (18.75%) E-Discovery
6 15 (18.75%) Forensic Analysis
6 15 (18.75%) Strategic Thinking
6 15 (18.75%) Threat Detection
7 14 (17.50%) Visualisation
8 13 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (15.00%) Machine Learning
10 10 (12.50%) Task Automation
11 9 (11.25%) API Integration
11 9 (11.25%) Data Management
12 7 (8.75%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 32 (40.00%) Python
2 31 (38.75%) PowerShell
3 29 (36.25%) Java
4 28 (35.00%) SQL
5 24 (30.00%) Bash Shell
6 15 (18.75%) JavaScript
7 9 (11.25%) Perl
8 8 (10.00%) C#
9 7 (8.75%) C++
10 6 (7.50%) Shell Script
11 4 (5.00%) R
12 3 (3.75%) PHP
12 3 (3.75%) sed
12 3 (3.75%) VB.NET
13 1 (1.25%) AWK
13 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
13 1 (1.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (18.75%) CEH
1 15 (18.75%) GCIA
1 15 (18.75%) GCIH
1 15 (18.75%) GIAC
1 15 (18.75%) SANS
2 14 (17.50%) Degree
3 8 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 7 (8.75%) SC Cleared
5 5 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (3.75%) CCIE
6 3 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.25%) SLA
2 6 (7.50%) GDPR
3 1 (1.25%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.25%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.25%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.25%) QA
3 1 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (11.25%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.00%) Docker
3 6 (7.50%) KVM
4 5 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (5.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.50%) NFS
7 1 (1.25%) Cronacle
7 1 (1.25%) HDFS
7 1 (1.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (18.75%) CSIRT
1 15 (18.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 8 (10.00%) Nagios
3 6 (7.50%) Suricata
4 5 (6.25%) Nessus
5 4 (5.00%) Ansible
5 4 (5.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (5.00%) OpenVAS
5 4 (5.00%) Puppet
5 4 (5.00%) QRadar
5 4 (5.00%) SCCM
5 4 (5.00%) SCOM
6 2 (2.50%) HAProxy
6 2 (2.50%) Kibana
7 1 (1.25%) ArcSight ESM
7 1 (1.25%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.25%) Oozie
7 1 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.25%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 15 (18.75%) Sun
2 11 (13.75%) Splunk
3 10 (12.50%) SolarWinds
4 7 (8.75%) Cisco
4 7 (8.75%) Palo Alto
5 6 (7.50%) AlienVault
5 6 (7.50%) Red Hat
5 6 (7.50%) Tableau
6 5 (6.25%) Qualys
6 5 (6.25%) VMware
7 4 (5.00%) Google
7 4 (5.00%) Rapid7
7 4 (5.00%) Tripwire
8 3 (3.75%) Arista
8 3 (3.75%) CheckPoint
8 3 (3.75%) F5
8 3 (3.75%) Fortinet
8 3 (3.75%) Laserfiche
8 3 (3.75%) Microsoft
8 3 (3.75%) Riverbed