Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Shell Scripting (Shell Programming)
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 390 320 393
Rank change year-on-year -70 +73 -56
Permanent jobs citing Shell Script 1,000 461 1,105
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.96% 0.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.48% 1.62% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 443 292 778
10th Percentile £39,800 £32,500 £35,700
25th Percentile £48,750 £45,000 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% +4.76%
75th Percentile £76,875 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £84,875 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £49,181
% change year-on-year +10.00% +1.67% -1.64%

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 67,515 28,382 73,384
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.89% 59.23% 53.45%
Number of salaries quoted 44,999 24,239 60,668
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -51 935 £62,500 +4.17% 138
UK excluding London -14 522 £55,000 +10.00% 89
London -147 413 £71,500 +5.93% 66
South East +56 308 £52,750 +1.44% 14
Work from Home -179 161 £62,500 +13.64% 17
North of England -68 84 £60,000 +9.09% 24
Yorkshire -71 45 £60,000 +18.23% 6
Midlands -106 39 £47,500 +21.02% 14
North West -74 33 £63,750 -8.93% 15
South West -116 33 £40,000 -15.79% 10
East of England -89 28 £62,500 +13.64% 8
Scotland -85 25 £55,000 +37.50% 15
West Midlands -111 22 £50,000 -4.76% 11
East Midlands -75 17 £47,500 +46.15% 3
Wales -43 8 £40,000 +18.52% 3
North East -29 7 £40,000 - 3
Northern Ireland -40 3 £30,000 -42.86% 1

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 709 (70.90%) Linux
2 587 (58.70%) Python
3 521 (52.10%) DevOps
4 504 (50.40%) Unix
5 500 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 485 (48.50%) Java
7 445 (44.50%) Finance
8 423 (42.30%) AWS
9 387 (38.70%) Git (software)
10 383 (38.30%) Software Engineering
11 366 (36.60%) Jenkins
12 350 (35.00%) Ansible
13 341 (34.10%) Degree
14 310 (31.00%) PostgreSQL
15 305 (30.50%) Azure
16 304 (30.40%) Banking
17 303 (30.30%) SQL
18 299 (29.90%) Computer Science
19 278 (27.80%) Spring
19 278 (27.80%) Microservices
20 269 (26.90%) GitHub
21 262 (26.20%) React
22 258 (25.80%) Kafka
23 254 (25.40%) AngularJS
24 247 (24.70%) Linux Command Line
25 245 (24.50%) RESTful
26 239 (23.90%) Apache Spark
26 239 (23.90%) Law
27 236 (23.60%) Oracle
28 232 (23.20%) IntelliJ

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
1 239 (23.90%) Apache Spark
2 226 (22.60%) Apache
3 181 (18.10%) GemFire
4 60 (6.00%) Tomcat
5 55 (5.50%) WebLogic
6 36 (3.60%) Confluence
7 24 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
8 21 (2.10%) Oracle Service Bus
9 20 (2.00%) JBoss
9 20 (2.00%) Oracle Coherence
10 17 (1.70%) Apache Airflow
10 17 (1.70%) WordPress
11 9 (0.90%) Jupyter
11 9 (0.90%) nginx
12 8 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 8 (0.80%) SAS
13 7 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
13 7 (0.70%) MS Exchange
14 5 (0.50%) CMS
14 5 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.50%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.40%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 23 (2.30%) Oracle Applications
2 20 (2.00%) Distributed Ledger
3 9 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.50%) Magento
7 4 (0.40%) Staffware
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle iProcurement
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.20%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle FAH
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 423 (42.30%) AWS
2 305 (30.50%) Azure
3 269 (26.90%) GitHub
4 181 (18.10%) GCP
5 135 (13.50%) Amazon Kinesis
6 88 (8.80%) OpenShift
7 78 (7.80%) Serverless
8 53 (5.30%) Cloud Computing
9 39 (3.90%) AWS CloudFormation
10 36 (3.60%) Microsoft 365
11 28 (2.80%) PaaS
11 28 (2.80%) Power Platform
12 27 (2.70%) SaaS
13 21 (2.10%) Amazon EC2
14 20 (2.00%) IaaS
15 16 (1.60%) Amazon S3
16 12 (1.20%) dbt
17 10 (1.00%) Amazon ELB
17 10 (1.00%) npm
17 10 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 70 (7.00%) Firewall
2 64 (6.40%) DNS
3 46 (4.60%) TCP/IP
4 39 (3.90%) VPN
5 36 (3.60%) HTTP
6 30 (3.00%) Internet
7 21 (2.10%) Wi-Fi
8 15 (1.50%) SSL
9 14 (1.40%) DHCP
10 12 (1.20%) WAN
11 11 (1.10%) SSH
12 10 (1.00%) IPv4
12 10 (1.00%) IPv6
12 10 (1.00%) LAN
13 8 (0.80%) Kerberos
13 8 (0.80%) Multicast
13 8 (0.80%) Sourcefire
14 6 (0.60%) SAN
14 6 (0.60%) SWIFTNet
15 4 (0.40%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 310 (31.00%) PostgreSQL
2 226 (22.60%) Relational Database
3 197 (19.70%) HBase
4 193 (19.30%) MariaDB
5 189 (18.90%) Redis
6 181 (18.10%) NoSQL
7 154 (15.40%) Big Data
8 108 (10.80%) Oracle Database
9 68 (6.80%) Hadoop
10 67 (6.70%) SQL Server
11 61 (6.10%) MySQL
12 38 (3.80%) MongoDB
13 37 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
14 31 (3.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 30 (3.00%) Oracle Database 11g
16 28 (2.80%) Power BI
16 28 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 26 (2.60%) Oracle Database 10g
18 24 (2.40%) Apache Cassandra
19 23 (2.30%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 387 (38.70%) Git (software)
2 366 (36.60%) Jenkins
3 232 (23.20%) IntelliJ
4 227 (22.70%) JUnit
5 210 (21.00%) Sonatype Nexus
6 199 (19.90%) Cucumber
7 195 (19.50%) Mockito
8 190 (19.00%) Eclipse
9 183 (18.30%) Gradle
10 181 (18.10%) Cypress.io
10 181 (18.10%) Protractor
10 181 (18.10%) Storybook
11 138 (13.80%) Artifactory
12 104 (10.40%) JIRA
13 92 (9.20%) SonarQube
14 63 (6.30%) Maven
15 61 (6.10%) Bitbucket
16 52 (5.20%) GitLab
17 24 (2.40%) Subversion
17 24 (2.40%) TeamCity
General
1 445 (44.50%) Finance
2 304 (30.40%) Banking
3 239 (23.90%) Law
4 224 (22.40%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 138 (13.80%) Social Skills
6 121 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
7 34 (3.40%) Investment Banking
8 26 (2.60%) Marketing
9 23 (2.30%) Retail
10 22 (2.20%) Games
11 21 (2.10%) Police
12 19 (1.90%) Front Office
13 18 (1.80%) Public Sector
14 15 (1.50%) Electronics
14 15 (1.50%) Presentation Skills
15 7 (0.70%) Organisational Skills
15 7 (0.70%) Telecoms
16 5 (0.50%) Back Office
16 5 (0.50%) Billing
16 5 (0.50%) German Language
Job Titles
1 247 (24.70%) Developer
2 213 (21.30%) Software Engineer
3 133 (13.30%) DevOps Engineer
4 76 (7.60%) Principal Engineer
4 76 (7.60%) Principal Software Engineer
5 61 (6.10%) Analyst
6 59 (5.90%) Lead Software Engineer
7 54 (5.40%) Platform Engineer
8 53 (5.30%) Architect
8 53 (5.30%) Software Developer
9 52 (5.20%) Senior Software Engineer
10 48 (4.80%) Java Developer
10 48 (4.80%) Linux Engineer
11 46 (4.60%) Administrator
11 46 (4.60%) Lead Developer
12 43 (4.30%) Site Reliability Engineer
13 42 (4.20%) Cloud Engineer
13 42 (4.20%) Senior Developer
14 41 (4.10%) Lead Software Developer
15 40 (4.00%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (27.80%) Spring
2 262 (26.20%) React
3 258 (25.80%) Kafka
4 254 (25.40%) AngularJS
5 245 (24.50%) RESTful
6 217 (21.70%) JSON
7 214 (21.40%) CSS
8 206 (20.60%) Node.js
9 197 (19.70%) Play Framework
10 185 (18.50%) Spark Streaming
11 183 (18.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 181 (18.10%) Express
12 181 (18.10%) Redux
12 181 (18.10%) Tailwind CSS
13 174 (17.40%) WireMock
14 155 (15.50%) RabbitMQ
15 142 (14.20%) LAMP
16 139 (13.90%) LAPP Stack
17 130 (13.00%) REST
18 72 (7.20%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 247 (24.70%) Linux Command Line
2 133 (13.30%) User Experience
3 112 (11.20%) Self-Motivation
4 80 (8.00%) Management Information System
5 58 (5.80%) Data Centre
6 55 (5.50%) Virtual Team
7 42 (4.20%) Cloud Native
8 29 (2.90%) Algorithms
8 29 (2.90%) Public Cloud
9 26 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 20 (2.00%) Clustering
11 18 (1.80%) Mobile App
12 16 (1.60%) Blog
12 16 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
12 16 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
12 16 (1.60%) PKI
13 15 (1.50%) Enterprise Cloud
14 14 (1.40%) Digital Media
15 13 (1.30%) NHS
16 12 (1.20%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 709 (70.90%) Linux
2 504 (50.40%) Unix
3 144 (14.40%) Windows
4 57 (5.70%) Windows Server
5 32 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 27 (2.70%) CentOS
7 25 (2.50%) Solaris
8 20 (2.00%) Debian
9 18 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (1.80%) Windows Server 2019
10 11 (1.10%) Embedded Linux
10 11 (1.10%) Oracle Linux
11 10 (1.00%) Android
11 10 (1.00%) Fedora
11 10 (1.00%) Ubuntu
12 9 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.70%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.50%) AIX
14 5 (0.50%) HPUX
15 4 (0.40%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 521 (52.10%) DevOps
2 500 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 383 (38.30%) Software Engineering
4 299 (29.90%) Computer Science
5 278 (27.80%) Microservices
6 220 (22.00%) Digital Banking
7 214 (21.40%) Scrum
8 194 (19.40%) Validation
9 181 (18.10%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 180 (18.00%) TDD
11 175 (17.50%) Problem-Solving
12 173 (17.30%) Business Continuity
12 173 (17.30%) Multithreading
13 172 (17.20%) Continuous Integration
14 171 (17.10%) High Availability
15 169 (16.90%) Open Source
16 166 (16.60%) Full Stack Development
17 156 (15.60%) OO
18 150 (15.00%) Test Automation
19 149 (14.90%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 587 (58.70%) Python
2 485 (48.50%) Java
3 303 (30.30%) SQL
4 209 (20.90%) Groovy
5 162 (16.20%) Bash Shell
6 143 (14.30%) JavaScript
7 113 (11.30%) Perl
8 93 (9.30%) C#
9 88 (8.80%) C
10 86 (8.60%) C++
10 86 (8.60%) PL/SQL
11 61 (6.10%) Go
12 47 (4.70%) Ruby
13 46 (4.60%) PHP
14 43 (4.30%) PowerShell
15 39 (3.90%) Scala
16 36 (3.60%) T-SQL
17 25 (2.50%) R
18 18 (1.80%) C-shell
19 15 (1.50%) Java 11
Qualifications
1 341 (34.10%) Degree
2 178 (17.80%) OCP
2 178 (17.80%) Oracle Certification
3 60 (6.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 32 (3.20%) Security Cleared
5 11 (1.10%) Master's Degree
5 11 (1.10%) SC Cleared
6 10 (1.00%) PhD
7 9 (0.90%) AWS Certification
8 6 (0.60%) CREST Certified
8 6 (0.60%) OSCP
8 6 (0.60%) TOGAF Certification
9 5 (0.50%) HNC
9 5 (0.50%) HND
9 5 (0.50%) MCSA
9 5 (0.50%) MCSE
9 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.40%) RHCE
11 3 (0.30%) Linux+ Certification
12 2 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.90%) QA
2 20 (2.00%) PMO
3 15 (1.50%) SLA
4 9 (0.90%) ISO 20022
5 8 (0.80%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.60%) GDPR
6 6 (0.60%) ISO 15022
6 6 (0.60%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.10%) NCSC
8 1 (0.10%) NIST
System Software
1 222 (22.20%) Docker
2 192 (19.20%) HDFS
3 145 (14.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (1.80%) KVM
5 15 (1.50%) Active Directory
6 9 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
6 9 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.50%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.50%) NFS
10 3 (0.30%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.30%) Ceph
10 3 (0.30%) LXC
10 3 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.30%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.20%) iptables
11 2 (0.20%) Squid
12 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 350 (35.00%) Ansible
2 177 (17.70%) Kubernetes
3 144 (14.40%) Opscode Chef
4 141 (14.10%) Puppet
5 126 (12.60%) Terraform
6 21 (2.10%) Rancher
7 18 (1.80%) Cobbler
8 14 (1.40%) Icinga
9 12 (1.20%) Grafana
9 12 (1.20%) Prometheus
10 11 (1.10%) HAProxy
11 7 (0.70%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 7 (0.70%) Nagios
12 6 (0.60%) Data Guard
13 4 (0.40%) Control-M
13 4 (0.40%) ITRS Geneos
13 4 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 4 (0.40%) ZABBIX
14 3 (0.30%) logstash
14 3 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 236 (23.60%) Oracle
2 225 (22.50%) VMware
3 181 (18.10%) Okta
4 72 (7.20%) Red Hat
5 53 (5.30%) Microsoft
6 52 (5.20%) Google
7 26 (2.60%) ServiceNow
8 22 (2.20%) NetApp
9 21 (2.10%) Samsung
9 21 (2.10%) Solace
10 20 (2.00%) Splunk
11 18 (1.80%) Bloomberg
11 18 (1.80%) SaltStack
12 16 (1.60%) IBM
13 14 (1.40%) BT
13 14 (1.40%) Cisco
13 14 (1.40%) Dell
13 14 (1.40%) Murex
14 13 (1.30%) Apple
15 12 (1.20%) Informatica