Period
to 9 July 2020

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 9 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Regular Expressions (Regex)
UK
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 784 1061 1092
Rank change year-on-year +277 +31 -7
Permanent jobs citing Regular Expression 55 59 113
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.040% 0.064%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.11% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 34 33 95
Median annual salary £45,000 £67,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.33% +22.73% +37.50%
10th Percentile £30,000 £36,250 £32,750
90th Percentile £86,000 £80,000 £76,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £42,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -22.62% -20.00% +36.36%

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 31,116 55,939 71,614
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.95% 38.01% 40.32%
Number of salaries quoted 25,706 46,077 59,714
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 9 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Regular Expression in the UK

Regular Expression
Top 11 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 9 July 2020. 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 +259 53 £45,000 -33.33% 3
London +175 37 £45,000 -33.33% 1
UK excluding London +261 17 £32,500 -22.62% 2
South East +159 11 £30,000 -34.78%
Scotland +79 2 £35,000 -
Midlands - 2 £27,500 -
East of England +99 1 £55,000 - 1
South West - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 £27,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £27,500 -
Work from Home - 1 £57,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 9 July 2020, 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 34 (61.82%) Linux
2 32 (58.18%) SQL
3 26 (47.27%) Python
4 25 (45.45%) PowerShell
5 24 (43.64%) Finance
6 23 (41.82%) Unix
6 23 (41.82%) Windows
7 19 (34.55%) Nagios
7 19 (34.55%) .NET
7 19 (34.55%) JIRA
8 18 (32.73%) Windows 7
8 18 (32.73%) SWIFT
8 18 (32.73%) Portfolio Management
8 18 (32.73%) ServiceNow
8 18 (32.73%) Oracle
8 18 (32.73%) SQL Server
8 18 (32.73%) Salerio
8 18 (32.73%) Windows Server
8 18 (32.73%) Elastic Stack
9 17 (30.91%) Equities
9 17 (30.91%) Windows 10
9 17 (30.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (30.91%) Derivative
10 13 (23.64%) Analytics
11 10 (18.18%) SIEM
11 10 (18.18%) Java
11 10 (18.18%) Firewall
12 9 (16.36%) Ruby
12 9 (16.36%) C#
12 9 (16.36%) LogRhythm

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 3 (5.45%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.82%) Apache
2 1 (1.82%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.82%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (7.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (32.73%) Salerio
2 1 (1.82%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.36%) AWS
2 2 (3.64%) Amazon S3
2 2 (3.64%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (3.64%) AWS CodeBuild
2 2 (3.64%) AWS CodeCommit
2 2 (3.64%) AWS CodePipeline
2 2 (3.64%) AWS CodeStar
2 2 (3.64%) Azure
2 2 (3.64%) GitHub
2 2 (3.64%) Google Tag Manager
3 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.82%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.82%) Power Platform
3 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.18%) Firewall
2 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.45%) Network Security
3 3 (5.45%) Wireshark
4 2 (3.64%) BGP
4 2 (3.64%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.64%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (3.64%) Cisco Wireless
4 2 (3.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (3.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (3.64%) HTTP
4 2 (3.64%) HTTPS
4 2 (3.64%) LAN
4 2 (3.64%) Multicast
4 2 (3.64%) OSPF
4 2 (3.64%) VXLAN
4 2 (3.64%) WAN
4 2 (3.64%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (3.64%) Wireless
5 1 (1.82%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (32.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.64%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.82%) DB2
4 1 (1.82%) MySQL
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.82%) Power BI
4 1 (1.82%) Redis
Development Applications
1 19 (34.55%) JIRA
2 7 (12.73%) Git (software)
3 5 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 5 (9.09%) Selenium
4 3 (5.45%) GitLab
4 3 (5.45%) Subversion
5 2 (3.64%) LoadRunner
5 2 (3.64%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.82%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.82%) Bitbucket Server
6 1 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 24 (43.64%) Finance
2 8 (14.55%) Law
3 6 (10.91%) Retail
4 5 (9.09%) Legal
5 3 (5.45%) Local Government
5 3 (5.45%) Public Sector
6 2 (3.64%) Marketing
7 1 (1.82%) Advertising
7 1 (1.82%) Back Office
7 1 (1.82%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (38.18%) Analyst
1 21 (38.18%) Junior
2 18 (32.73%) Applications Support
3 17 (30.91%) Applications Support Analyst
3 17 (30.91%) Support Analyst
4 16 (29.09%) Junior Analyst
5 15 (27.27%) Junior Applications Support
5 15 (27.27%) Junior Support Analyst
6 7 (12.73%) Data Engineer
7 5 (9.09%) Cybersecurity Specialist
7 5 (9.09%) Security Specialist
7 5 (9.09%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 5 (9.09%) Senior Security Specialist
8 3 (5.45%) Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Security Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Splunk Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) SQL Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (34.55%) .NET
2 18 (32.73%) Elastic Stack
3 8 (14.55%) JSON
4 4 (7.27%) HTML
4 4 (7.27%) XML
5 3 (5.45%) Node.js
6 2 (3.64%) CSS
6 2 (3.64%) Web Services
6 2 (3.64%) YAML
7 1 (1.82%) Kafka
7 1 (1.82%) Keras
7 1 (1.82%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (1.82%) Lucene
7 1 (1.82%) MSMQ
7 1 (1.82%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (1.82%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.82%) REST
7 1 (1.82%) scikit-learn
7 1 (1.82%) SOAP
7 1 (1.82%) Twig
Miscellaneous
1 18 (32.73%) SWIFT
2 17 (30.91%) Derivative
2 17 (30.91%) Equities
3 7 (12.73%) Security Operations Centre
4 6 (10.91%) Social Media
5 5 (9.09%) Management Information System
6 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (7.27%) Hedge funds
7 2 (3.64%) Client/Server
7 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
7 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (3.64%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (3.64%) User Experience
8 1 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 34 (61.82%) Linux
2 23 (41.82%) Unix
2 23 (41.82%) Windows
3 18 (32.73%) Windows 7
3 18 (32.73%) Windows Server
4 17 (30.91%) Windows 10
4 17 (30.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.82%) CentOS
5 1 (1.82%) FreeBSD
5 1 (1.82%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.73%) Portfolio Management
2 13 (23.64%) Analytics
3 10 (18.18%) SIEM
4 9 (16.36%) DevOps
5 8 (14.55%) Change Management
5 8 (14.55%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (14.55%) Machine Learning
5 8 (14.55%) Security Operations
6 7 (12.73%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 7 (12.73%) Fintech
6 7 (12.73%) Incident Management
6 7 (12.73%) ITIL
6 7 (12.73%) OWASP
6 7 (12.73%) Problem Management
6 7 (12.73%) Project Management
6 7 (12.73%) Threat Detection
6 7 (12.73%) Threat Intelligence
7 6 (10.91%) Data Science
7 6 (10.91%) Microservices
7 6 (10.91%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 32 (58.18%) SQL
2 26 (47.27%) Python
3 25 (45.45%) PowerShell
4 10 (18.18%) Java
5 9 (16.36%) C#
5 9 (16.36%) Ruby
6 8 (14.55%) Perl
7 7 (12.73%) C
7 7 (12.73%) JavaScript
8 6 (10.91%) AWK
8 6 (10.91%) sed
9 5 (9.09%) Bash Shell
10 4 (7.27%) XPath
11 3 (5.45%) PHP
11 3 (5.45%) R
12 2 (3.64%) JMESPath
12 2 (3.64%) VBA
13 1 (1.82%) Go
13 1 (1.82%) VB
13 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (16.36%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.55%) CISSP
2 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared
3 7 (12.73%) CEH
3 7 (12.73%) CISM
4 2 (3.64%) Degree
5 1 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.82%) GCIA
5 1 (1.82%) SANS
System Software
1 7 (12.73%) Docker
2 1 (1.82%) KVM
2 1 (1.82%) NFS
Systems Management
1 19 (34.55%) Nagios
2 7 (12.73%) QRadar
3 4 (7.27%) Ansible
4 2 (3.64%) Puppet
5 1 (1.82%) Grafana
5 1 (1.82%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.82%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 18 (32.73%) Oracle
1 18 (32.73%) ServiceNow
2 9 (16.36%) LogRhythm
3 8 (14.55%) Splunk
4 3 (5.45%) Capita
5 2 (3.64%) ABBYY
5 2 (3.64%) Arista
5 2 (3.64%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.64%) Cisco
5 2 (3.64%) F5
5 2 (3.64%) Fortinet
5 2 (3.64%) Google
5 2 (3.64%) Kofax
5 2 (3.64%) Palo Alto
5 2 (3.64%) Riverbed
5 2 (3.64%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.82%) Percona
6 1 (1.82%) Qualys
6 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.82%) Tableau