Period
to 12 June 2021

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 12 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Regular Expressions (Regex)
UK
6 months to
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 897 823 1060
Rank change year-on-year -74 +237 +43
Permanent jobs citing Regular Expression 45 56 51
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.066% 0.035%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.11% 0.17% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 32 34 28
10th Percentile £29,550 £30,000 £36,250
25th Percentile £35,428 £37,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £42,500 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% -37.04% +22.73%
75th Percentile £77,188 £62,813 £74,063
90th Percentile £82,500 £86,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,780 £30,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +49.27% -34.78% -12.38%

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 41,182 33,519 54,799
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.16% 39.70% 38.13%
Number of salaries quoted 28,851 27,752 45,321
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,000 £38,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,322 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.40% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £91,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 12 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Regular Expression in the UK

Regular Expression
Top 14 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 12 June 2021. 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 -43 39 £50,000 +11.11% 5
UK excluding London -34 29 £44,780 +49.27% 4
London -53 15 £50,000 +11.11% 1
South East -3 7 £52,500 +75.00% 2
Work from Home - 7 £80,000 -
West Midlands -28 5 £80,000 +190.91% 1
Midlands -40 5 £80,000 +190.91% 1
North of England - 5 £55,000 - 1
Scotland -37 4 - -
South West - 4 £25,000 -
Yorkshire - 4 £55,000 - 1
East of England - 3 £37,060 -
Isle of Man - 1 £35,000 -
North West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 12 June 2021, 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 16 (35.56%) SQL
2 15 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 14 (31.11%) Analytics
3 14 (31.11%) HTML
3 14 (31.11%) CSS
3 14 (31.11%) Python
4 13 (28.89%) SIEM
5 12 (26.67%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (26.67%) Linux
5 12 (26.67%) JSON
6 11 (24.44%) Google
6 11 (24.44%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (24.44%) Social Skills
7 10 (22.22%) JavaScript
8 9 (20.00%) Firewall
8 9 (20.00%) Google Analytics
8 9 (20.00%) jQuery
8 9 (20.00%) User Experience
8 9 (20.00%) A/B Testing
8 9 (20.00%) Splunk
8 9 (20.00%) Azure
9 8 (17.78%) AWS
9 8 (17.78%) Artificial Intelligence
10 7 (15.56%) Finance
10 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
10 7 (15.56%) PHP
10 7 (15.56%) XML
10 7 (15.56%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (15.56%) LogRhythm
10 7 (15.56%) Collaborative Working

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 4 (8.89%) CMS
2 3 (6.67%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (4.44%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.22%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.00%) Azure
1 9 (20.00%) Google Analytics
2 8 (17.78%) AWS
3 6 (13.33%) Adobe Analytics
4 4 (8.89%) Azure Sentinel
4 4 (8.89%) SaaS
5 3 (6.67%) Google Data Studio
6 1 (2.22%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 1 (2.22%) Azure Functions
6 1 (2.22%) GitHub
6 1 (2.22%) IaaS
6 1 (2.22%) PaaS
6 1 (2.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.00%) Firewall
2 5 (11.11%) Network Security
3 4 (8.89%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (6.67%) LAN
4 3 (6.67%) Sourcefire
5 2 (4.44%) BGP
5 2 (4.44%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (4.44%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (4.44%) Cisco Wireless
5 2 (4.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (4.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (4.44%) Multicast
5 2 (4.44%) OSPF
5 2 (4.44%) SSL
5 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.44%) VXLAN
5 2 (4.44%) WAN
5 2 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (4.44%) Wireless
5 2 (4.44%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (6.67%) Relational Database
1 3 (6.67%) Tableau
1 3 (6.67%) Tableau Server
2 2 (4.44%) MySQL
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.22%) Big Data
3 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.89%) Selenium
3 3 (6.67%) Metasploit
4 2 (4.44%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.22%) gulp
5 1 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (24.44%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (24.44%) Social Skills
2 7 (15.56%) Finance
3 5 (11.11%) Law
3 5 (11.11%) Organisational Skills
4 4 (8.89%) Banking
4 4 (8.89%) Games
4 4 (8.89%) Marketing
5 2 (4.44%) Aerospace
6 1 (2.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Developer
2 6 (13.33%) Analyst
2 6 (13.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 3 (6.67%) Architect
3 3 (6.67%) Business Developer
3 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (6.67%) Data Engineer
3 3 (6.67%) Implementation Analyst
3 3 (6.67%) SaaS Analyst
3 3 (6.67%) SQL BI Developer
3 3 (6.67%) SQL Developer
4 2 (4.44%) Consultant
4 2 (4.44%) Development Specialist
4 2 (4.44%) Junior
4 2 (4.44%) Junior Analyst
4 2 (4.44%) Network Manager
4 2 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (4.44%) Software Analyst
4 2 (4.44%) Technical Manager
4 2 (4.44%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.11%) CSS
1 14 (31.11%) HTML
2 12 (26.67%) JSON
3 9 (20.00%) jQuery
4 7 (15.56%) XML
5 6 (13.33%) AngularJS
5 6 (13.33%) KnockoutJS
5 6 (13.33%) React
6 4 (8.89%) Twig
7 3 (6.67%) HTML5
7 3 (6.67%) WCF
7 3 (6.67%) Web Services
7 3 (6.67%) WPF
8 2 (4.44%) Scrapy
8 2 (4.44%) YAML
9 1 (2.22%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (2.22%) Laravel
9 1 (2.22%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (2.22%) REST
9 1 (2.22%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) User Experience
2 6 (13.33%) Mobile App
3 5 (11.11%) Social Media
4 4 (8.89%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (8.89%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
6 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
7 1 (2.22%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.67%) Linux
2 4 (8.89%) Unix
3 2 (4.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) Analytics
2 13 (28.89%) SIEM
3 12 (26.67%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (20.00%) A/B Testing
5 8 (17.78%) Artificial Intelligence
6 7 (15.56%) Collaborative Working
6 7 (15.56%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (13.33%) Change Management
7 6 (13.33%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 6 (13.33%) Front End Development
7 6 (13.33%) Use Case
7 6 (13.33%) Web Analytics
8 5 (11.11%) Computer Science
8 5 (11.11%) Information Security
9 4 (8.89%) Data Mapping
9 4 (8.89%) Digital Marketing
9 4 (8.89%) Migration
9 4 (8.89%) Risk Management
9 4 (8.89%) Service Delivery
9 4 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (35.56%) SQL
2 15 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 14 (31.11%) Python
4 10 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 7 (15.56%) PHP
6 6 (13.33%) Bash Shell
7 5 (11.11%) C#
8 4 (8.89%) C
8 4 (8.89%) C++
9 3 (6.67%) XPath
10 2 (4.44%) VBA
11 1 (2.22%) Ruby
11 1 (2.22%) Tcl
11 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) CISSP
2 4 (8.89%) CEH
2 4 (8.89%) CISM
2 4 (8.89%) CompTIA Security+
2 4 (8.89%) Degree
2 4 (8.89%) GSEC
3 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) CISA
4 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) GIAC
4 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) GPG13
2 3 (6.67%) JSP 440
3 2 (4.44%) GDPR
4 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) QRadar
2 3 (6.67%) Nessus
3 2 (4.44%) Ansible
4 1 (2.22%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 11 (24.44%) Google
2 9 (20.00%) Splunk
3 7 (15.56%) LogRhythm
3 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
4 6 (13.33%) Adobe
4 6 (13.33%) Palo Alto
5 5 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 5 (11.11%) Cisco
6 4 (8.89%) ArcSight
7 3 (6.67%) McAfee
7 3 (6.67%) Sitecore
7 3 (6.67%) SolarWinds
7 3 (6.67%) Trustwave
8 2 (4.44%) Arista
8 2 (4.44%) F5
8 2 (4.44%) Fortinet
8 2 (4.44%) Riverbed
9 1 (2.22%) Carbon Black
9 1 (2.22%) Imperva
9 1 (2.22%) Varonis