Period
to 14 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Shell Script skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Shell Script over the 6 months to 14 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Shell Scripting (Shell Programming)
UK
6 months to
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 419 387 351
Rank change year-on-year -32 -36 -17
Permanent jobs citing Shell Script 538 864 1,350
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.76% 0.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.17% 1.40% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 358 719 999
10th Percentile £32,750 £35,000 £33,981
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £53,000 £53,000
Median % change year-on-year +17.92% - +0.95%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,875 £86,250 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,250 £48,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.64% -3.00% +5.26%

Shell Script is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 45,937 61,687 81,302
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.17% 54.53% 54.57%
Number of salaries quoted 37,268 51,366 67,409
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +2.27%

Shell Script
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Shell Script as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Shell Script in the UK

Shell Script
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Shell Script.

Salary trend for Shell Script in the UK

Shell Script
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Shell Script over the 6 months to 14 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Shell Script in the UK

Shell Script
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Shell Script within the UK over the 6 months to 14 April 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 -2 496 £62,500 +8.70% 126
London +68 289 £70,000 +7.69% 56
UK excluding London -87 217 £46,250 -4.64% 76
Work from Home -70 90 £47,500 -34.48% 13
South West +39 70 £37,500 -16.67% 5
South East +12 57 £58,750 +11.90% 18
North of England -34 41 £41,598 -16.80% 27
Yorkshire -21 16 £47,500 -5.00% 15
Scotland -1 15 £50,000 +25.00% 5
East of England +21 13 £57,500 -23.33% 8
Midlands +3 13 £50,000 +25.00% 10
North East - 13 £40,000 - 2
North West -22 12 £45,000 -10.00% 10
Northern Ireland +13 7 £42,500 +21.43% 1
West Midlands -8 7 £51,250 +28.13% 9
East Midlands +22 6 £45,000 +50.00% 1
Wales -40 1 £50,000 +17.65% 2

For the 6 months to 14 April 2021, IT jobs citing Shell Script 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 Shell Script.

1 374 (69.52%) Linux
2 290 (53.90%) Python
3 193 (35.87%) SQL
4 178 (33.09%) Agile Software Development
5 174 (32.34%) DevOps
6 173 (32.16%) Unix
7 172 (31.97%) AWS
8 167 (31.04%) Finance
9 161 (29.93%) Java
10 136 (25.28%) Git (software)
11 125 (23.23%) Docker
12 124 (23.05%) Azure
13 119 (22.12%) Bash Shell
14 115 (21.38%) Kubernetes
15 113 (21.00%) Oracle
16 109 (20.26%) Jenkins
17 97 (18.03%) Banking
18 96 (17.84%) Red Hat
19 93 (17.29%) Ansible
20 91 (16.91%) Perl
21 90 (16.73%) Windows
22 87 (16.17%) Puppet
23 85 (15.80%) Microservices
23 85 (15.80%) Terraform
24 79 (14.68%) VMware
25 77 (14.31%) JavaScript
26 76 (14.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 72 (13.38%) Software Engineering
28 70 (13.01%) Test Automation
28 70 (13.01%) JIRA

Shell Script
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 50 (9.29%) Apache
2 32 (5.95%) Confluence
3 21 (3.90%) Apache Spark
4 20 (3.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 20 (3.72%) SAS
5 18 (3.35%) WordPress
6 13 (2.42%) CMS
6 13 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (2.42%) GemFire
6 13 (2.42%) WebLogic
7 11 (2.04%) JBoss
8 7 (1.30%) Apache Airflow
8 7 (1.30%) IIS
9 6 (1.12%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.74%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.74%) nginx
10 4 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.56%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (1.12%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.67%) Magento
2 7 (1.30%) Oracle 11i
2 7 (1.30%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.30%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.37%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.19%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 1 (0.19%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 172 (31.97%) AWS
2 124 (23.05%) Azure
3 33 (6.13%) GCP
4 30 (5.58%) AWS CloudFormation
5 27 (5.02%) Amazon EC2
5 27 (5.02%) IaaS
6 26 (4.83%) Power Platform
7 25 (4.65%) Amazon S3
7 25 (4.65%) GitHub
8 21 (3.90%) PaaS
9 18 (3.35%) Amazon SQS
10 16 (2.97%) Serverless
11 15 (2.79%) BrowserStack
11 15 (2.79%) CloudFront
12 13 (2.42%) AWS Lambda
12 13 (2.42%) Azure Active Directory
12 13 (2.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 12 (2.23%) iTunes
14 11 (2.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 11 (2.04%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (8.18%) DNS
2 40 (7.43%) Internet
3 32 (5.95%) SSH
4 31 (5.76%) Firewall
5 28 (5.20%) TCP/IP
6 25 (4.65%) DHCP
7 22 (4.09%) HTTP
8 15 (2.79%) SAN
8 15 (2.79%) SSL
9 12 (2.23%) Network Security
10 10 (1.86%) FTP
11 9 (1.67%) IMAP
11 9 (1.67%) SMTP
12 8 (1.49%) VLAN
13 5 (0.93%) BGP
13 5 (0.93%) BIG-IP
13 5 (0.93%) OSPF
14 4 (0.74%) IPv4
14 4 (0.74%) SNMP
14 4 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (12.27%) SQL Server
2 65 (12.08%) PostgreSQL
3 60 (11.15%) NoSQL
4 50 (9.29%) MySQL
4 50 (9.29%) Oracle Database
5 49 (9.11%) Relational Database
6 35 (6.51%) Data Warehouse
6 35 (6.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 34 (6.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 32 (5.95%) RDBMS
8 32 (5.95%) Redis
9 31 (5.76%) MongoDB
10 27 (5.02%) Amazon RDS
10 27 (5.02%) Big Data
11 26 (4.83%) Power BI
12 23 (4.28%) Hadoop
13 22 (4.09%) MariaDB
14 19 (3.53%) Apache Hive
14 19 (3.53%) BusinessObjects
15 18 (3.35%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 136 (25.28%) Git (software)
2 109 (20.26%) Jenkins
3 70 (13.01%) JIRA
4 36 (6.69%) JUnit
5 34 (6.32%) Cucumber
6 21 (3.90%) GitLab
6 21 (3.90%) Selenium
7 19 (3.53%) Mockito
8 17 (3.16%) IntelliJ
8 17 (3.16%) TeamCity
9 16 (2.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 16 (2.97%) Sonatype Nexus
10 15 (2.79%) Eclipse
10 15 (2.79%) Maven
11 14 (2.60%) Bitbucket
11 14 (2.60%) Cypress.io
12 13 (2.42%) Gradle
12 13 (2.42%) Protractor
12 13 (2.42%) Storybook
13 12 (2.23%) Calabash
General
1 167 (31.04%) Finance
2 97 (18.03%) Banking
3 52 (9.67%) Marketing
4 36 (6.69%) Back Office
5 25 (4.65%) Public Sector
6 22 (4.09%) Electronics
6 22 (4.09%) Law
7 20 (3.72%) Telecoms
8 18 (3.35%) Manufacturing
9 16 (2.97%) Games
10 15 (2.79%) Investment Banking
11 13 (2.42%) Financial Institution
11 13 (2.42%) Retail
12 7 (1.30%) Automotive
13 4 (0.74%) Front Office
14 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.19%) Brand Awareness
14 1 (0.19%) Military
Job Titles
1 118 (21.93%) Developer
2 76 (14.13%) DevOps Engineer
3 51 (9.48%) Linux Engineer
4 40 (7.43%) Administrator
5 38 (7.06%) Java Developer
6 34 (6.32%) Analyst
7 31 (5.76%) DBA
8 28 (5.20%) Applications Support
8 28 (5.20%) Cloud Engineer
9 27 (5.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 26 (4.83%) Support Analyst
10 26 (4.83%) Systems Administrator
11 25 (4.65%) Senior DevOps
12 23 (4.28%) Data Engineer
13 22 (4.09%) Junior
14 21 (3.90%) Oracle DBA
14 21 (3.90%) Senior Developer
15 20 (3.72%) Applications Support Analyst
15 20 (3.72%) Linux Systems Engineer
15 20 (3.72%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (10.78%) Kafka
2 57 (10.59%) Spring
3 55 (10.22%) CSS
4 49 (9.11%) Web Services
5 48 (8.92%) RESTful
6 46 (8.55%) React
7 43 (7.99%) .NET
7 43 (7.99%) HTML
8 41 (7.62%) Elastic Stack
9 38 (7.06%) Node.js
9 38 (7.06%) REST
10 33 (6.13%) Spring Boot
11 25 (4.65%) YAML
12 24 (4.46%) AngularJS
13 23 (4.28%) gRPC
14 22 (4.09%) HTML5
14 22 (4.09%) LAMP
15 21 (3.90%) GraphQL
16 19 (3.53%) React Native
17 17 (3.16%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 59 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (7.43%) Linux Command Line
3 31 (5.76%) Clustering
4 28 (5.20%) Mobile App
5 21 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
5 21 (3.90%) SWIFT
6 19 (3.53%) Self-Motivation
6 19 (3.53%) Social Network
7 18 (3.35%) Data Centre
8 17 (3.16%) Management Information System
9 13 (2.42%) Replication
10 9 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 9 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
11 8 (1.49%) Data Structures
12 7 (1.30%) Analytical Mindset
12 7 (1.30%) NHS
12 7 (1.30%) PKI
12 7 (1.30%) Public Cloud
13 6 (1.12%) Derivative
13 6 (1.12%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 374 (69.52%) Linux
2 173 (32.16%) Unix
3 90 (16.73%) Windows
4 76 (14.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 57 (10.59%) CentOS
6 34 (6.32%) Ubuntu
7 15 (2.79%) Apple iOS
7 15 (2.79%) Debian
8 14 (2.60%) Android
8 14 (2.60%) Windows Server
9 13 (2.42%) Solaris
10 7 (1.30%) AIX
10 7 (1.30%) Mac OS X
10 7 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (1.12%) Fedora
11 6 (1.12%) Windows 10
11 6 (1.12%) Windows Server 2016
12 5 (0.93%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (0.56%) SUSE
13 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (33.09%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (32.34%) DevOps
3 85 (15.80%) Microservices
4 72 (13.38%) Software Engineering
5 70 (13.01%) Test Automation
6 66 (12.27%) Analytics
7 65 (12.08%) Configuration Management
8 60 (11.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 49 (9.11%) Scrum
10 45 (8.36%) TDD
11 44 (8.18%) SDLC
12 42 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
13 40 (7.43%) Problem-Solving
14 39 (7.25%) Open Source
15 38 (7.06%) Machine Learning
16 36 (6.69%) API Development
17 35 (6.51%) Fintech
17 35 (6.51%) Mentoring
18 33 (6.13%) Computer Science
19 31 (5.76%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 290 (53.90%) Python
2 193 (35.87%) SQL
3 161 (29.93%) Java
4 119 (22.12%) Bash Shell
5 91 (16.91%) Perl
6 77 (14.31%) JavaScript
7 68 (12.64%) Ruby
8 56 (10.41%) PowerShell
9 39 (7.25%) PL/SQL
10 35 (6.51%) PHP
11 33 (6.13%) Go
12 32 (5.95%) C#
13 30 (5.58%) Scala
14 25 (4.65%) Groovy
14 25 (4.65%) Java 8
15 21 (3.90%) C++
16 19 (3.53%) HiveQL
17 17 (3.16%) C
18 15 (2.79%) Apple Swift
19 12 (2.23%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 47 (8.74%) Degree
2 37 (6.88%) Security Cleared
3 30 (5.58%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.60%) Oracle Certification
5 13 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (2.42%) OCP
6 10 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (1.30%) CCNA
8 7 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.12%) AWS Certification
9 6 (1.12%) MCITP
9 6 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.74%) TOGAF Certification
12 3 (0.56%) ISEB
12 3 (0.56%) PhD
13 2 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
14 1 (0.19%) CompTIA Security+
14 1 (0.19%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (10.78%) QA
2 4 (0.74%) SLA
3 2 (0.37%) GDPR
3 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 125 (23.23%) Docker
2 53 (9.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (5.76%) HDFS
4 29 (5.39%) KVM
5 21 (3.90%) Active Directory
6 18 (3.35%) Oracle RAC
7 11 (2.04%) Hyper-V
8 10 (1.86%) Xen
9 9 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (1.30%) vSphere
11 6 (1.12%) Ceph
11 6 (1.12%) Samba
12 5 (0.93%) Btrfs
12 5 (0.93%) DRBD
13 4 (0.74%) Firmware
13 4 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.56%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
15 1 (0.19%) NFS
15 1 (0.19%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 115 (21.38%) Kubernetes
2 93 (17.29%) Ansible
3 87 (16.17%) Puppet
4 85 (15.80%) Terraform
5 38 (7.06%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (4.09%) Red Hat Satellite
7 19 (3.53%) CFEngine
7 19 (3.53%) Demisto
7 19 (3.53%) Grafana
8 16 (2.97%) Prometheus
9 15 (2.79%) Nagios
10 14 (2.60%) Data Guard
11 12 (2.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 10 (1.86%) HAProxy
12 10 (1.86%) Icinga
13 9 (1.67%) Oracle RMAN
14 6 (1.12%) Check_MK
14 6 (1.12%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
15 5 (0.93%) Consul
15 5 (0.93%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 113 (21.00%) Oracle
2 96 (17.84%) Red Hat
3 79 (14.68%) VMware
4 41 (7.62%) Microsoft
5 36 (6.69%) ServiceNow
6 25 (4.65%) Splunk
7 21 (3.90%) Apple
8 20 (3.72%) Informatica
9 19 (3.53%) ArcSight
9 19 (3.53%) Google
9 19 (3.53%) SAP
10 18 (3.35%) Cloudera
10 18 (3.35%) Talend
11 17 (3.16%) IBM
12 13 (2.42%) Okta
13 12 (2.23%) Xamarin
14 11 (2.04%) HP
14 11 (2.04%) Sybase
15 10 (1.86%) Cisco
16 9 (1.67%) Atlassian