Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Regular Expressions (Regex)
UK
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1081 1059 1150
Rank change year-on-year -22 +91 +65
Permanent jobs citing Regular Expression 108 141 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.079% 0.065%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.15% 0.20% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 93 107 107
UK median annual salary £55,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.50% -11.11% -2.17%
10th Percentile £32,750 £32,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,000 £72,750 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £38,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +36.36% -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 70,300 72,142 78,903
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.59% 40.62% 38.98%
Number of salaries quoted 58,548 60,399 68,310
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £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 23 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Regular Expression in the UK

Regular Expression
Top 9 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 23 July 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 -3 107 £55,000 +37.50% 10
London +22 71 £55,000 -12.00% 6
UK excluding London -57 37 £52,500 +36.36% 4
North of England -15 14 £52,500 +36.36% 3
North West -26 14 £52,500 +36.36% 3
South East -30 14 £52,500 +31.25%
East of England +18 5 £75,000 +28.21% 1
South West -9 3 £51,500 +21.18%
Scotland -23 1 £27,500 -5.17%

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 69 (63.89%) Linux
2 55 (50.93%) Unix
3 53 (49.07%) Python
4 44 (40.74%) HTML
5 43 (39.81%) Java
6 42 (38.89%) XML
7 40 (37.04%) Windows
7 40 (37.04%) JSON
8 37 (34.26%) JavaScript
8 37 (34.26%) Shell Script
9 33 (30.56%) Perl
9 33 (30.56%) Analytics
10 31 (28.70%) SQL
11 30 (27.78%) SDLC
12 29 (26.85%) Web Services
12 29 (26.85%) Solaris
13 28 (25.93%) LDAP
14 27 (25.00%) Degree
15 25 (23.15%) C#
15 25 (23.15%) Splunk
16 24 (22.22%) Machine Learning
17 23 (21.30%) Enterprise Software
17 23 (21.30%) Computer Science Degree
17 23 (21.30%) Business Intelligence
18 22 (20.37%) AIX
18 22 (20.37%) HPUX
18 22 (20.37%) Test Automation
18 22 (20.37%) Bash Shell
19 21 (19.44%) MySQL
19 21 (19.44%) Mac OS X

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 19 (17.59%) Apache
2 14 (12.96%) Apache Spark
3 12 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 12 (11.11%) WebSphere
4 10 (9.26%) JBoss
4 10 (9.26%) WebLogic
5 9 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (6.48%) Oracle Application Server
6 7 (6.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (3.70%) Apache Solr
8 3 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (2.78%) Resin
9 2 (1.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (1.85%) CoreMedia CMS
10 1 (0.93%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.93%) CICS
10 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Fredhopper
1 2 (1.85%) Magento
1 2 (1.85%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 18 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (7.41%) Adobe Analytics
2 8 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.41%) SaaS
3 3 (2.78%) Google Tag Manager
4 2 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.93%) GitHub
5 1 (0.93%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.81%) Sourcefire
2 10 (9.26%) HTTP
3 7 (6.48%) Firewall
4 6 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.70%) DNS
6 1 (0.93%) DHCP
6 1 (0.93%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.93%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.93%) Internet
6 1 (0.93%) LAN
6 1 (0.93%) Network Security
6 1 (0.93%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (19.44%) Big Data
1 21 (19.44%) MySQL
2 19 (17.59%) Hadoop
3 15 (13.89%) Relational Database
4 7 (6.48%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.78%) QlikView
5 3 (2.78%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.85%) DB2
6 2 (1.85%) Endeca
6 2 (1.85%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (1.85%) GIS
6 2 (1.85%) Spatial Data
7 1 (0.93%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.93%) Apache Zeppelin
7 1 (0.93%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.93%) Maltego
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (6.48%) Cucumber
1 7 (6.48%) Selenium
1 7 (6.48%) SoapUI
2 6 (5.56%) Subversion
3 5 (4.63%) JIRA
4 4 (3.70%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.70%) LoadRunner
5 3 (2.78%) JMeter
6 2 (1.85%) gulp
6 2 (1.85%) Redmine
6 2 (1.85%) WATIR
7 1 (0.93%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.93%) Metasploit
General
1 15 (13.89%) Finance
2 14 (12.96%) Games
3 9 (8.33%) Law
4 8 (7.41%) Legal
5 7 (6.48%) Marketing
6 3 (2.78%) Banking
6 3 (2.78%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Arabic Language
7 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.93%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.93%) German Language
7 1 (0.93%) Retail
7 1 (0.93%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 33 (30.56%) Developer
2 18 (16.67%) Software Developer
3 17 (15.74%) Consultant
4 12 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
5 10 (9.26%) Support Engineer
6 8 (7.41%) Analytics Developer
6 8 (7.41%) Senior Consultant
7 7 (6.48%) Cloud Engineer
7 7 (6.48%) Management Consultant
7 7 (6.48%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) Account Manager
9 5 (4.63%) Analyst
9 5 (4.63%) Senior Management Consultant
9 5 (4.63%) Technical Account Manager
9 5 (4.63%) Technical Manager
10 4 (3.70%) Development Manager
10 4 (3.70%) Support Consultant
10 4 (3.70%) Technical Support
10 4 (3.70%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (40.74%) HTML
2 42 (38.89%) XML
3 40 (37.04%) JSON
4 29 (26.85%) Web Services
5 28 (25.93%) LDAP
6 20 (18.52%) AngularJS
6 20 (18.52%) CSS
7 15 (13.89%) Elastic Stack
7 15 (13.89%) React
7 15 (13.89%) REST
8 13 (12.04%) PCRE
9 12 (11.11%) .NET
10 11 (10.19%) SOAP
11 9 (8.33%) .NET Framework
11 9 (8.33%) Entity Framework
11 9 (8.33%) JMS
11 9 (8.33%) WCF
11 9 (8.33%) XSD
11 9 (8.33%) XSLT
12 8 (7.41%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 23 (21.30%) Enterprise Software
2 19 (17.59%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.41%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.85%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.85%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.85%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.85%) VSAM
7 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.93%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 1 (0.93%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.93%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.93%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 69 (63.89%) Linux
2 55 (50.93%) Unix
3 40 (37.04%) Windows
4 29 (26.85%) Solaris
5 22 (20.37%) AIX
5 22 (20.37%) HPUX
6 21 (19.44%) Mac OS X
7 17 (15.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (6.48%) Amazon Linux
9 4 (3.70%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.93%) CentOS
10 1 (0.93%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.93%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (30.56%) Analytics
2 30 (27.78%) SDLC
3 24 (22.22%) Machine Learning
4 23 (21.30%) Business Intelligence
5 22 (20.37%) Test Automation
6 20 (18.52%) OO
7 19 (17.59%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (13.89%) DevOps
9 13 (12.04%) Event Correlation
9 13 (12.04%) Time Management
10 12 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
10 12 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (11.11%) Data Analytics
10 12 (11.11%) Project Management
11 11 (10.19%) SOA
12 9 (8.33%) API Design
12 9 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
12 9 (8.33%) Change Management
12 9 (8.33%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (49.07%) Python
2 43 (39.81%) Java
3 37 (34.26%) JavaScript
3 37 (34.26%) Shell Script
4 33 (30.56%) Perl
5 31 (28.70%) SQL
6 25 (23.15%) C#
7 22 (20.37%) Bash Shell
8 16 (14.81%) Ruby
9 15 (13.89%) PowerShell
10 14 (12.96%) C++
11 12 (11.11%) Groovy
12 7 (6.48%) R
13 6 (5.56%) XPath
14 5 (4.63%) VB.NET
15 4 (3.70%) T-SQL
16 3 (2.78%) PHP
16 3 (2.78%) PL/SQL
17 2 (1.85%) COBOL
17 2 (1.85%) REXX
Qualifications
1 27 (25.00%) Degree
2 23 (21.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (16.67%) CISSP
4 16 (14.81%) GCIH
5 15 (13.89%) CEH
6 13 (12.04%) OSCP
7 6 (5.56%) PhD
8 3 (2.78%) RHCE
9 2 (1.85%) GCIA
9 2 (1.85%) SANS
10 1 (0.93%) CISM
10 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.93%) GIAC
10 1 (0.93%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.70%) QA
2 2 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.85%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (14.81%) Snort
2 13 (12.04%) HDFS
3 9 (8.33%) iptables
4 7 (6.48%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (6.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (6.48%) VMware Server
4 7 (6.48%) vSphere
5 5 (4.63%) Active Directory
6 3 (2.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (12.04%) Suricata
2 3 (2.78%) Nagios
3 2 (1.85%) Puppet
4 1 (0.93%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.93%) CSIRT
4 1 (0.93%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.93%) QRadar
4 1 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 25 (23.15%) Splunk
2 17 (15.74%) Red Hat
3 15 (13.89%) Adobe
4 13 (12.04%) TippingPoint
5 12 (11.11%) Remedy
5 12 (11.11%) ServiceNow
6 10 (9.26%) IBM
6 10 (9.26%) Oracle
6 10 (9.26%) VMware
7 7 (6.48%) Apigee
7 7 (6.48%) CA
7 7 (6.48%) Fiorano
7 7 (6.48%) HP
7 7 (6.48%) Mashery
7 7 (6.48%) TIBCO
7 7 (6.48%) WSO2
8 4 (3.70%) Tableau
9 3 (2.78%) Google
9 3 (2.78%) LogRhythm
9 3 (2.78%) MicroStrategy