Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Regular Expressions (Regex)
UK
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1044 1046 1131
Rank change year-on-year +2 +85 +82
Permanent jobs citing Regular Expression 96 153 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.085% 0.059%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.15% 0.21% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 79 112 92
UK median annual salary £55,000 £40,000 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.50% -7.51% -12.63%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £67,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £38,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +29.87% -9.41% -

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 64,876 72,432 74,615
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.81% 40.12% 39.05%
Number of salaries quoted 53,620 60,166 64,736
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 £29,700 £28,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

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 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Regular Expression in the UK

Regular Expression
Top 8 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 November 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 -9 96 £55,000 +37.50% 13
London +34 66 £55,000 +10.00% 9
UK excluding London -17 30 £50,000 +29.87% 4
South East +21 12 £45,000 -14.29% 1
North of England -2 12 £40,000 +3.90% 1
North West +5 11 £37,500 -2.60% 1
South West +6 6 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Yorkshire - 1 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, 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 73 (76.04%) Linux
2 48 (50.00%) Unix
2 48 (50.00%) Windows
3 43 (44.79%) Python
4 35 (36.46%) Java
4 35 (36.46%) Cybersecurity
5 31 (32.29%) PowerShell
6 29 (30.21%) HTML
7 28 (29.17%) SQL
8 27 (28.13%) Shell Script
9 26 (27.08%) JSON
10 24 (25.00%) Degree
10 24 (25.00%) Analytics
10 24 (25.00%) TCP/IP
10 24 (25.00%) JavaScript
11 23 (23.96%) XML
11 23 (23.96%) Bash Shell
11 23 (23.96%) Problem-Solving
12 22 (22.92%) Perl
12 22 (22.92%) Firewall
13 21 (21.88%) Splunk
13 21 (21.88%) SIEM
14 20 (20.83%) GCIH
15 19 (19.79%) Information Security
15 19 (19.79%) CEH
16 16 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
16 16 (16.67%) Finance
16 16 (16.67%) Solaris
17 15 (15.63%) AIX
17 15 (15.63%) HPUX

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 9 (9.38%) Apache Spark
2 7 (7.29%) Apache
3 5 (5.21%) Apache Solr
4 2 (2.08%) IIS
4 2 (2.08%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.04%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.04%) CICS
5 1 (1.04%) CMS
5 1 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.33%) Adobe Analytics
3 7 (7.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (6.25%) Google Tag Manager
4 6 (6.25%) SaaS
5 4 (4.17%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (3.13%) Google Analytics
7 1 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.04%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 24 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 22 (22.92%) Firewall
3 11 (11.46%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (10.42%) Sourcefire
5 8 (8.33%) Network Security
6 5 (5.21%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (5.21%) DKIM
6 5 (5.21%) DMARC
6 5 (5.21%) Wireshark
7 3 (3.13%) SAN
8 2 (2.08%) DNS
8 2 (2.08%) FTP
9 1 (1.04%) Internet
9 1 (1.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.63%) Hadoop
2 13 (13.54%) Big Data
3 11 (11.46%) Relational Database
4 9 (9.38%) MySQL
5 6 (6.25%) NoSQL
6 4 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (3.13%) Apache Hive
7 3 (3.13%) QlikView
8 2 (2.08%) DB2
8 2 (2.08%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.08%) SQL Server
8 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.04%) Data Mining
9 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.04%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (1.04%) GIS
9 1 (1.04%) Maltego
9 1 (1.04%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 8 (8.33%) Cucumber
1 8 (8.33%) Selenium
2 7 (7.29%) LoadRunner
3 5 (5.21%) JIRA
3 5 (5.21%) JMeter
3 5 (5.21%) Metasploit
4 4 (4.17%) gulp
4 4 (4.17%) Redmine
4 4 (4.17%) WATIR
5 1 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.04%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.04%) Subversion
General
1 16 (16.67%) Finance
2 14 (14.58%) Legal
3 9 (9.38%) Marketing
4 8 (8.33%) Games
5 6 (6.25%) Banking
6 3 (3.13%) Investment Banking
6 3 (3.13%) Law
7 1 (1.04%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.04%) German Language
7 1 (1.04%) Retail
7 1 (1.04%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 24 (25.00%) Developer
2 15 (15.63%) Analyst
3 13 (13.54%) Automation Engineer
4 12 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
5 11 (11.46%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 11 (11.46%) Security Analyst
5 11 (11.46%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
5 11 (11.46%) Senior Security Analyst
5 11 (11.46%) Support Engineer
6 9 (9.38%) Systems Engineer
6 9 (9.38%) Technical Engineer
6 9 (9.38%) Technical Support
6 9 (9.38%) Technical Support Engineer
7 8 (8.33%) Analytics Developer
7 8 (8.33%) Software Developer
8 7 (7.29%) Administrator
8 7 (7.29%) Consultant
8 7 (7.29%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 7 (7.29%) Security Engineer
9 6 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (30.21%) HTML
2 26 (27.08%) JSON
3 23 (23.96%) XML
4 14 (14.58%) AngularJS
4 14 (14.58%) CSS
4 14 (14.58%) Elastic Stack
4 14 (14.58%) LDAP
5 13 (13.54%) Web Services
6 10 (10.42%) RESTful
7 9 (9.38%) .NET
8 8 (8.33%) Ember.js
8 8 (8.33%) jQuery
8 8 (8.33%) React
9 7 (7.29%) PCRE
9 7 (7.29%) REST
10 4 (4.17%) JAX-RS
10 4 (4.17%) Sass
11 3 (3.13%) Gherkin
11 3 (3.13%) Node.js
12 1 (1.04%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.54%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (9.38%) Computer Science
3 8 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (7.29%) Management Information System
5 5 (5.21%) BYOD
6 4 (4.17%) Cloud Native
6 4 (4.17%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (2.08%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.08%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.08%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (2.08%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 73 (76.04%) Linux
2 48 (50.00%) Unix
2 48 (50.00%) Windows
3 16 (16.67%) Solaris
4 15 (15.63%) AIX
4 15 (15.63%) HPUX
5 14 (14.58%) Mac OS X
6 9 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (6.25%) Windows Server
8 5 (5.21%) Debian
9 1 (1.04%) CentOS
9 1 (1.04%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (36.46%) Cybersecurity
2 24 (25.00%) Analytics
3 23 (23.96%) Problem-Solving
4 21 (21.88%) SIEM
5 19 (19.79%) Information Security
6 16 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
7 14 (14.58%) DevOps
7 14 (14.58%) Test Automation
8 13 (13.54%) Machine Learning
9 12 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (12.50%) Network Design
9 12 (12.50%) SDLC
10 11 (11.46%) Computer Forensics
10 11 (11.46%) Computer Security
10 11 (11.46%) Critical Thinking
10 11 (11.46%) E-Discovery
10 11 (11.46%) Forensic Analysis
10 11 (11.46%) Open Source
10 11 (11.46%) Strategic Thinking
10 11 (11.46%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 43 (44.79%) Python
2 35 (36.46%) Java
3 31 (32.29%) PowerShell
4 28 (29.17%) SQL
5 27 (28.13%) Shell Script
6 24 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 23 (23.96%) Bash Shell
8 22 (22.92%) Perl
9 13 (13.54%) C#
10 12 (12.50%) Ruby
11 11 (11.46%) C++
12 8 (8.33%) Groovy
13 4 (4.17%) PL/SQL
14 2 (2.08%) COBOL
14 2 (2.08%) JCL
14 2 (2.08%) REXX
15 1 (1.04%) PHP
15 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
15 1 (1.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (25.00%) Degree
2 20 (20.83%) GCIH
3 19 (19.79%) CEH
4 13 (13.54%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (13.54%) GCIA
5 12 (12.50%) SANS
6 11 (11.46%) GIAC
7 9 (9.38%) CISSP
8 7 (7.29%) OSCP
9 6 (6.25%) Security Cleared
10 5 (5.21%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.04%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.04%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.25%) QA
2 5 (5.21%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (10.42%) Active Directory
1 10 (10.42%) Snort
2 8 (8.33%) HDFS
3 6 (6.25%) Docker
4 5 (5.21%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.21%) KVM
4 5 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.04%) Cronacle
5 1 (1.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 12 (12.50%) CSIRT
1 12 (12.50%) Suricata
2 11 (11.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 5 (5.21%) Nagios
3 5 (5.21%) Nessus
3 5 (5.21%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 5 (5.21%) OpenVAS
3 5 (5.21%) QRadar
3 5 (5.21%) SCCM
3 5 (5.21%) SCOM
4 4 (4.17%) Puppet
5 1 (1.04%) ArcSight ESM
5 1 (1.04%) CA Endevor
5 1 (1.04%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.04%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.04%) Oozie
Vendors
1 21 (21.88%) Splunk
2 11 (11.46%) Sun
3 9 (9.38%) Adobe
3 9 (9.38%) Red Hat
4 8 (8.33%) Cisco
4 8 (8.33%) Remedy
4 8 (8.33%) ServiceNow
4 8 (8.33%) VMware
5 7 (7.29%) TippingPoint
6 6 (6.25%) Google
7 5 (5.21%) AlienVault
7 5 (5.21%) HP
7 5 (5.21%) Palo Alto
7 5 (5.21%) Qualys
7 5 (5.21%) Rapid7
7 5 (5.21%) SolarWinds
7 5 (5.21%) Tripwire
8 3 (3.13%) Dell
8 3 (3.13%) Ensighten
8 3 (3.13%) Tealium