Period
to 4 August 2020

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 4 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Shell Scripting (Shell Programming)
UK
6 months to
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 358 379 309
Rank change year-on-year +21 -70 -24
Permanent jobs citing Shell Script 535 1,136 1,837
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.79% 1.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.43% 1.48% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 391 869 1,331
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% -4.55%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,200 £35,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 37,512 76,798 96,482
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.36% 53.69% 55.80%
Number of salaries quoted 30,790 62,994 80,127
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,425
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 4 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Shell Script in the UK

Shell Script
Top 16 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 4 August 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 +39 486 £62,500 +8.70% 57
London +47 274 £67,500 +3.85% 27
UK excluding London +51 260 £50,000 - 35
South East +96 63 £51,000 -1.92% 8
North of England +107 61 £55,000 +10.00% 8
North West +93 43 £57,500 +36.90% 5
South West +55 42 £47,500 +8.57% 4
Wales +52 29 £40,000 -8.05%
Work from Home +12 28 £55,000 -15.51% 7
Midlands +82 23 £40,000 -15.79% 7
East of England +35 23 £75,000 +15.38% 3
Yorkshire +107 18 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Scotland +36 18 £50,000 +17.65% 5
West Midlands +70 15 £45,000 -5.26% 4
East Midlands +68 8 £30,000 -36.84% 3
Northern Ireland +6 1 - -

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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.

1 273 (51.03%) Python
2 271 (50.65%) Linux
3 198 (37.01%) SQL
4 183 (34.21%) Unix
5 173 (32.34%) Agile Software Development
6 163 (30.47%) Oracle
7 159 (29.72%) Java
8 155 (28.97%) DevOps
9 136 (25.42%) AWS
10 128 (23.93%) Finance
11 124 (23.18%) Bash Shell
12 114 (21.31%) Docker
13 111 (20.75%) Degree
14 108 (20.19%) Windows
15 100 (18.69%) Ansible
16 96 (17.94%) Azure
17 92 (17.20%) VMware
18 89 (16.64%) PowerShell
19 88 (16.45%) Puppet
20 87 (16.26%) JavaScript
21 86 (16.07%) Problem-Solving
22 85 (15.89%) Jenkins
23 84 (15.70%) Perl
24 77 (14.39%) Terraform
25 74 (13.83%) Git (software)
26 72 (13.46%) Computer Science
27 69 (12.90%) PL/SQL
28 67 (12.52%) Ruby
28 67 (12.52%) VMware Infrastructure
28 67 (12.52%) Kubernetes

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 42 (7.85%) Apache
2 41 (7.66%) WebSphere
3 32 (5.98%) Confluence
3 32 (5.98%) Tomcat
4 21 (3.93%) JBoss
5 19 (3.55%) SAS
6 13 (2.43%) Apache Spark
7 11 (2.06%) WebLogic
8 10 (1.87%) nginx
9 9 (1.68%) MQSeries
9 9 (1.68%) SharePoint
10 8 (1.50%) WebSphere Application Server
11 7 (1.31%) IIS
11 7 (1.31%) MS Exchange
12 6 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 4 (0.75%) Resin
14 4 (0.75%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.37%) Sketch
2 2 (0.37%) Zeplin
3 1 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.56%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 2 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.19%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.19%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Utilities
5 1 (0.19%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
5 1 (0.19%) RMDS
5 1 (0.19%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.19%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 136 (25.42%) AWS
2 96 (17.94%) Azure
3 45 (8.41%) AWS CloudFormation
4 32 (5.98%) SaaS
5 29 (5.42%) Power Platform
6 27 (5.05%) Serverless
7 22 (4.11%) OpenShift
8 20 (3.74%) GCP
8 20 (3.74%) PaaS
9 16 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
10 14 (2.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 14 (2.62%) Azure Active Directory
10 14 (2.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 13 (2.43%) Slack
12 11 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (2.06%) Office 365
13 10 (1.87%) IaaS
14 9 (1.68%) Amazon ECS
15 8 (1.50%) Apigee
15 8 (1.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 45 (8.41%) TCP/IP
2 42 (7.85%) DNS
3 29 (5.42%) Firewall
4 18 (3.36%) Internet
4 18 (3.36%) VPN
5 17 (3.18%) SSL
6 16 (2.99%) HTTP
7 15 (2.80%) FTP
8 13 (2.43%) Network Security
9 11 (2.06%) DHCP
10 10 (1.87%) LAN
10 10 (1.87%) SMTP
10 10 (1.87%) WAN
11 9 (1.68%) Ethernet
11 9 (1.68%) SSH
12 8 (1.50%) IMAP
12 8 (1.50%) SAN
13 6 (1.12%) BGP
14 5 (0.93%) FIX Connectivity
14 5 (0.93%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (11.78%) Oracle Database
2 56 (10.47%) SQL Server
3 39 (7.29%) Big Data
4 37 (6.92%) MySQL
5 34 (6.36%) Apache Hive
6 33 (6.17%) Relational Database
7 30 (5.61%) Hadoop
8 28 (5.23%) Impala
8 28 (5.23%) NoSQL
9 27 (5.05%) Power BI
10 23 (4.30%) Oracle Reports
10 23 (4.30%) RDBMS
11 22 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
11 22 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 19 (3.55%) BusinessObjects
12 19 (3.55%) Pentaho
13 17 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
14 15 (2.80%) MongoDB
15 14 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 10 (1.87%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 85 (15.89%) Jenkins
2 74 (13.83%) Git (software)
3 51 (9.53%) JIRA
4 13 (2.43%) Octopus Deploy
5 12 (2.24%) Maven
6 11 (2.06%) Subversion
7 10 (1.87%) Artifactory
7 10 (1.87%) Selenium
8 9 (1.68%) GitLab
8 9 (1.68%) JUnit
8 9 (1.68%) Visual Studio
9 8 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (1.50%) Gerrit
9 8 (1.50%) TeamCity
9 8 (1.50%) Toad
10 7 (1.31%) Bitbucket
10 7 (1.31%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.12%) Gradle
11 6 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (1.12%) Vagrant
General
1 128 (23.93%) Finance
2 34 (6.36%) Banking
3 18 (3.36%) Advertising
4 13 (2.43%) Retail
5 12 (2.24%) Back Office
6 11 (2.06%) Games
7 9 (1.68%) Marketing
8 8 (1.50%) Law
9 7 (1.31%) Front Office
9 7 (1.31%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.93%) Public Sector
11 4 (0.75%) Legal
12 3 (0.56%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.37%) Military
14 1 (0.19%) Electronics
14 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 92 (17.20%) Developer
2 84 (15.70%) DevOps Engineer
3 49 (9.16%) Administrator
4 44 (8.22%) Linux Engineer
5 39 (7.29%) Analyst
6 35 (6.54%) Systems Administrator
7 34 (6.36%) Java Developer
8 29 (5.42%) Applications Support
9 26 (4.86%) Linux Administrator
9 26 (4.86%) Platform Engineer
10 24 (4.49%) Data Engineer
10 24 (4.49%) Senior Developer
10 24 (4.49%) Support Analyst
11 23 (4.30%) Linux Support
12 21 (3.93%) Site Reliability Engineer
13 20 (3.74%) Azure Engineer
13 20 (3.74%) Consultant
13 20 (3.74%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 20 (3.74%) Systems Engineer
14 19 (3.55%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (7.66%) Middleware
2 31 (5.79%) XML
3 30 (5.61%) CSS
4 29 (5.42%) .NET
4 29 (5.42%) Spring
5 28 (5.23%) HTML
6 25 (4.67%) React
6 25 (4.67%) Web Services
7 22 (4.11%) J2EE
7 22 (4.11%) Node.js
8 19 (3.55%) LDAP
8 19 (3.55%) RESTful
8 19 (3.55%) Spring Boot
9 15 (2.80%) AngularJS
9 15 (2.80%) JSON
9 15 (2.80%) SOAP
10 13 (2.43%) Elastic Stack
10 13 (2.43%) Kafka
10 13 (2.43%) LAMP
11 12 (2.24%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 59 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (3.36%) Data Centre
3 18 (3.36%) Virtual Team
4 17 (3.18%) Cloud Native
5 15 (2.80%) Clustering
5 15 (2.80%) Linux Command Line
6 14 (2.62%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.24%) Data Structures
8 11 (2.06%) STB
8 11 (2.06%) User Experience
9 10 (1.87%) Algorithms
10 9 (1.68%) Fixed Income
11 8 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (1.50%) Hedge funds
12 7 (1.31%) Mainframe
12 7 (1.31%) PKI
13 6 (1.12%) AS400
13 6 (1.12%) iPhone
13 6 (1.12%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 271 (50.65%) Linux
2 183 (34.21%) Unix
3 108 (20.19%) Windows
4 58 (10.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 40 (7.48%) Windows Server
6 38 (7.10%) AIX
6 38 (7.10%) Solaris
7 37 (6.92%) CentOS
8 36 (6.73%) Ubuntu
9 15 (2.80%) VMS
10 14 (2.62%) Debian
10 14 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (2.24%) OS/400
12 11 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (2.06%) Windows Server 2016
13 10 (1.87%) Oracle Linux
14 8 (1.50%) SUSE
14 8 (1.50%) Windows 7
15 6 (1.12%) Android
15 6 (1.12%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (32.34%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (28.97%) DevOps
3 86 (16.07%) Problem-Solving
4 72 (13.46%) Computer Science
5 66 (12.34%) Scrum
6 59 (11.03%) Microservices
7 57 (10.65%) ETL
8 53 (9.91%) Continuous Integration
9 52 (9.72%) Configuration Management
10 51 (9.53%) Infrastructure as Code
11 46 (8.60%) ITIL
12 45 (8.41%) Performance Tuning
13 41 (7.66%) Infrastructure Automation
13 41 (7.66%) Software Engineering
14 40 (7.48%) TDD
15 38 (7.10%) Analytics
16 37 (6.92%) Migration
17 36 (6.73%) Mentoring
18 33 (6.17%) Deployment Automation
19 31 (5.79%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 273 (51.03%) Python
2 198 (37.01%) SQL
3 159 (29.72%) Java
4 124 (23.18%) Bash Shell
5 89 (16.64%) PowerShell
6 87 (16.26%) JavaScript
7 84 (15.70%) Perl
8 69 (12.90%) PL/SQL
9 67 (12.52%) Ruby
10 36 (6.73%) C++
11 34 (6.36%) C#
12 27 (5.05%) C
13 24 (4.49%) Go
14 23 (4.30%) Java 8
15 22 (4.11%) PHP
16 19 (3.55%) HiveQL
17 15 (2.80%) R
18 13 (2.43%) Groovy
19 12 (2.24%) TypeScript
20 8 (1.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 111 (20.75%) Degree
2 46 (8.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 30 (5.61%) Security Cleared
4 25 (4.67%) AWS Certification
5 22 (4.11%) SC Cleared
6 16 (2.99%) BPSS Clearance
7 13 (2.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (1.68%) CREST Certified
9 7 (1.31%) DV Cleared
9 7 (1.31%) IBM Certification
9 7 (1.31%) RHCE
10 6 (1.12%) Master's Degree
10 6 (1.12%) RHCSA
11 5 (0.93%) CCNA
11 5 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.93%) SANS
12 4 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.56%) MCITP
13 3 (0.56%) MCSA
13 3 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (7.10%) SLA
2 18 (3.36%) QA
3 11 (2.06%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.68%) GDPR
6 5 (0.93%) AICPA
6 5 (0.93%) COBIT
6 5 (0.93%) NIST
7 4 (0.75%) FINRA
8 3 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 114 (21.31%) Docker
2 67 (12.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (7.29%) Active Directory
4 25 (4.67%) Hyper-V
5 24 (4.49%) HDFS
6 11 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.31%) KVM
9 6 (1.12%) Btrfs
9 6 (1.12%) Ceph
9 6 (1.12%) DRBD
9 6 (1.12%) PowerHA
9 6 (1.12%) Xen
10 5 (0.93%) Apache Flume
10 5 (0.93%) VirtualBox
10 5 (0.93%) vSphere
11 3 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.56%) NFS
11 3 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 100 (18.69%) Ansible
2 88 (16.45%) Puppet
3 77 (14.39%) Terraform
4 67 (12.52%) Kubernetes
5 40 (7.48%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (3.36%) Control-M
7 15 (2.80%) Tivoli
8 13 (2.43%) Red Hat Satellite
9 12 (2.24%) Nagios
10 11 (2.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 11 (2.06%) Oracle ZFS
11 9 (1.68%) Cobbler
12 8 (1.50%) BMC PATROL
13 7 (1.31%) HAProxy
13 7 (1.31%) Packer
14 6 (1.12%) Check_MK
14 6 (1.12%) Data Guard
14 6 (1.12%) Docker Swarm
14 6 (1.12%) EnCase
14 6 (1.12%) Grafana
Vendors
1 163 (30.47%) Oracle
2 92 (17.20%) VMware
3 64 (11.96%) Red Hat
4 57 (10.65%) Microsoft
5 46 (8.60%) IBM
6 35 (6.54%) Informatica
7 27 (5.05%) Google
8 24 (4.49%) Cloudera
9 22 (4.11%) Cisco
10 20 (3.74%) Talend
11 17 (3.18%) Atlassian
11 17 (3.18%) EnterpriseDB
12 12 (2.24%) Tableau
13 11 (2.06%) HP
14 10 (1.87%) PagerDuty
14 10 (1.87%) Sybase
15 8 (1.50%) Bloomberg
15 8 (1.50%) Juniper
15 8 (1.50%) ServiceNow
16 7 (1.31%) SaltStack