Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Regular Expressions (Regex)
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1079 1063 1115
Rank change year-on-year -16 +52 +94
Permanent jobs citing Regular Expression 94 143 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.081% 0.074%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.14% 0.20% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 87 104 115
UK median annual salary £55,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.50% -11.11% -2.17%
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £67,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.90% -14.44% +2.27%

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 67,453 71,611 75,835
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.29% 40.36% 39.10%
Number of salaries quoted 55,888 59,262 65,798
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -25 93 £55,000 +37.50% 13
London +62 66 £55,000 -12.00% 6
UK excluding London -40 28 £40,000 +3.90% 7
North of England +1 15 £47,500 +23.38% 1
North West -28 14 £45,000 +16.88% 1
South East -5 8 £31,500 -21.25% 4
East of England +13 3 £75,000 +50.00%
South West -2 1 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Scotland - 1 £27,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 65 (69.15%) Linux
2 47 (50.00%) Unix
3 46 (48.94%) Python
4 36 (38.30%) HTML
5 35 (37.23%) Windows
5 35 (37.23%) XML
5 35 (37.23%) Shell Script
6 34 (36.17%) Java
7 33 (35.11%) Degree
8 29 (30.85%) JSON
8 29 (30.85%) JavaScript
9 28 (29.79%) Analytics
10 27 (28.72%) Perl
11 26 (27.66%) SDLC
12 25 (26.60%) Web Services
13 24 (25.53%) Splunk
14 23 (24.47%) Computer Science Degree
15 22 (23.40%) Test Automation
16 21 (22.34%) Hadoop
17 20 (21.28%) Bash Shell
17 20 (21.28%) Big Data
17 20 (21.28%) Enterprise Software
17 20 (21.28%) PowerShell
17 20 (21.28%) Solaris
17 20 (21.28%) OO
17 20 (21.28%) SQL
18 19 (20.21%) AIX
18 19 (20.21%) HPUX
18 19 (20.21%) LDAP
18 19 (20.21%) DevOps

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 15 (15.96%) Apache
1 15 (15.96%) Apache Spark
2 6 (6.38%) Apache Solr
3 3 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.19%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.19%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.13%) IIS
4 2 (2.13%) JBoss
4 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.13%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.13%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.06%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.06%) CICS
5 1 (1.06%) CMS
5 1 (1.06%) CoreMedia CMS
5 1 (1.06%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.06%) Resin
Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Fredhopper
1 1 (1.06%) Magento
1 1 (1.06%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.51%) Adobe Analytics
2 8 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.38%) SaaS
4 4 (4.26%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (3.19%) Google Tag Manager
6 1 (1.06%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.06%) GitHub
6 1 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.06%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.02%) Sourcefire
2 11 (11.70%) Firewall
2 11 (11.70%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.32%) Network Security
4 4 (4.26%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (4.26%) DKIM
4 4 (4.26%) DMARC
4 4 (4.26%) DNS
5 3 (3.19%) HTTP
6 2 (2.13%) FTP
6 2 (2.13%) SAN
6 2 (2.13%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.06%) DHCP
7 1 (1.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (22.34%) Hadoop
2 20 (21.28%) Big Data
3 17 (18.09%) Relational Database
4 16 (17.02%) MySQL
5 6 (6.38%) NoSQL
6 4 (4.26%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (3.19%) QlikView
7 3 (3.19%) RDBMS
7 3 (3.19%) SQL Server
8 2 (2.13%) Apache Hive
8 2 (2.13%) DB2
8 2 (2.13%) Geospatial Data
8 2 (2.13%) GIS
8 2 (2.13%) Spatial Data
8 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.06%) Apache Zeppelin
9 1 (1.06%) Blockchain
9 1 (1.06%) Endeca
9 1 (1.06%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 8 (8.51%) Cucumber
1 8 (8.51%) Selenium
2 6 (6.38%) JIRA
2 6 (6.38%) LoadRunner
3 5 (5.32%) JMeter
3 5 (5.32%) Metasploit
3 5 (5.32%) Subversion
4 4 (4.26%) gulp
4 4 (4.26%) Redmine
4 4 (4.26%) WATIR
5 3 (3.19%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.06%) Burp Suite
6 1 (1.06%) SoapUI
General
1 17 (18.09%) Finance
2 14 (14.89%) Games
3 9 (9.57%) Marketing
4 4 (4.26%) Banking
5 3 (3.19%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.19%) Law
6 2 (2.13%) Legal
7 1 (1.06%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.06%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.06%) German Language
7 1 (1.06%) Retail
7 1 (1.06%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 26 (27.66%) Developer
2 16 (17.02%) Automation Engineer
3 13 (13.83%) Software Developer
4 12 (12.77%) Consultant
4 12 (12.77%) Systems Engineer
5 9 (9.57%) Support Engineer
6 8 (8.51%) Analytics Developer
7 7 (7.45%) Technical Engineer
7 7 (7.45%) Technical Support
7 7 (7.45%) Technical Support Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) Account Manager
8 5 (5.32%) Technical Account Manager
8 5 (5.32%) Technical Manager
9 4 (4.26%) Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Development Manager
9 4 (4.26%) Security Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Software Development Manager
9 4 (4.26%) Software Manager
9 4 (4.26%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (38.30%) HTML
2 35 (37.23%) XML
3 29 (30.85%) JSON
4 25 (26.60%) Web Services
5 19 (20.21%) Elastic Stack
5 19 (20.21%) LDAP
6 16 (17.02%) AngularJS
6 16 (17.02%) CSS
7 13 (13.83%) .NET
7 13 (13.83%) PCRE
8 9 (9.57%) React
9 8 (8.51%) Ember.js
9 8 (8.51%) jQuery
10 7 (7.45%) REST
10 7 (7.45%) RESTful
11 5 (5.32%) JAX-RS
12 4 (4.26%) Entity Framework
12 4 (4.26%) Sass
12 4 (4.26%) SOAP
12 4 (4.26%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.28%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (13.83%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.38%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.26%) BYOD
4 4 (4.26%) Cloud Native
5 3 (3.19%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (2.13%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.13%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.13%) VSAM
7 1 (1.06%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.06%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.06%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 1 (1.06%) Cyberattack
7 1 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.06%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.06%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.06%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 65 (69.15%) Linux
2 47 (50.00%) Unix
3 35 (37.23%) Windows
4 20 (21.28%) Solaris
5 19 (20.21%) AIX
5 19 (20.21%) HPUX
6 18 (19.15%) Mac OS X
7 8 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (6.38%) Windows Server
9 2 (2.13%) Debian
10 1 (1.06%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (1.06%) CentOS
10 1 (1.06%) Kali Linux
10 1 (1.06%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (29.79%) Analytics
2 26 (27.66%) SDLC
3 22 (23.40%) Test Automation
4 20 (21.28%) OO
5 19 (20.21%) DevOps
6 18 (19.15%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (18.09%) Machine Learning
8 14 (14.89%) Cybersecurity
9 13 (13.83%) Continuous Delivery
9 13 (13.83%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (13.83%) Event Correlation
9 13 (13.83%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (13.83%) SIEM
10 11 (11.70%) Capacity Planning
10 11 (11.70%) Project Management
11 10 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (10.64%) Time Management
12 9 (9.57%) Change Management
12 9 (9.57%) Escalation Management
12 9 (9.57%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 46 (48.94%) Python
2 35 (37.23%) Shell Script
3 34 (36.17%) Java
4 29 (30.85%) JavaScript
5 27 (28.72%) Perl
6 20 (21.28%) Bash Shell
6 20 (21.28%) PowerShell
6 20 (21.28%) SQL
7 18 (19.15%) Ruby
8 17 (18.09%) C#
9 13 (13.83%) Groovy
10 11 (11.70%) C++
11 5 (5.32%) VB.NET
12 4 (4.26%) T-SQL
13 3 (3.19%) PL/SQL
14 2 (2.13%) COBOL
14 2 (2.13%) JCL
14 2 (2.13%) PHP
14 2 (2.13%) REXX
15 1 (1.06%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (35.11%) Degree
2 23 (24.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (19.15%) CISSP
4 16 (17.02%) GCIH
5 15 (15.96%) CEH
6 13 (13.83%) OSCP
7 2 (2.13%) GCIA
7 2 (2.13%) SANS
7 2 (2.13%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.13%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.06%) CISM
8 1 (1.06%) GIAC
8 1 (1.06%) Master's Degree
8 1 (1.06%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.38%) QA
2 3 (3.19%) SLA
3 2 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.13%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.06%) GCP
4 1 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (17.02%) Snort
2 13 (13.83%) HDFS
3 10 (10.64%) Active Directory
4 5 (5.32%) Docker
4 5 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (4.26%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.26%) KVM
6 3 (3.19%) iptables
7 1 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.06%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.06%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (15.96%) Suricata
2 5 (5.32%) QRadar
3 4 (4.26%) Nessus
3 4 (4.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (4.26%) OpenVAS
3 4 (4.26%) Puppet
3 4 (4.26%) SCCM
3 4 (4.26%) SCOM
4 3 (3.19%) Nagios
5 1 (1.06%) CA Endevor
5 1 (1.06%) CSIRT
5 1 (1.06%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 24 (25.53%) Splunk
2 13 (13.83%) Remedy
2 13 (13.83%) ServiceNow
2 13 (13.83%) TippingPoint
3 10 (10.64%) Adobe
4 8 (8.51%) VMware
5 7 (7.45%) Cisco
5 7 (7.45%) Red Hat
6 4 (4.26%) HP
6 4 (4.26%) Oracle
6 4 (4.26%) Palo Alto
6 4 (4.26%) Qualys
6 4 (4.26%) Rapid7
6 4 (4.26%) Tableau
6 4 (4.26%) Tripwire
7 3 (3.19%) Ensighten
7 3 (3.19%) Google
7 3 (3.19%) IBM
7 3 (3.19%) LogRhythm
7 3 (3.19%) Tealium