Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Shell Scripting (Shell Programming)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 353 373 349
Rank change year-on-year +20 -24 -34
Permanent jobs citing Shell Script 524 1,035 1,403
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 0.82% 0.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.41% 1.52% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 422 857 1,049
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,500 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £48,200 £50,000
% change year-on-year -0.41% -3.60% +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 37,192 68,240 83,382
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 58.08% 54.12% 54.91%
Number of salaries quoted 31,374 56,808 69,729
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +27 475 £60,000 +9.09% 92
London +96 290 £67,500 +8.00% 36
UK excluding London -41 215 £48,000 -0.41% 66
Work from Home -23 81 £55,000 -15.51% 12
South West +33 55 £37,500 -25.00% 8
South East +51 40 £53,500 +1.90% 8
North of England -15 34 £40,000 -11.11% 23
Scotland +57 32 £50,000 +25.00% 10
Midlands +70 31 £48,500 +29.33% 10
East of England +74 17 £60,000 -20.00% 4
West Midlands +41 16 £52,500 +40.00% 7
East Midlands +67 15 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Yorkshire +26 13 £50,000 - 14
North East - 13 £36,750 - 1
North West -19 8 £65,000 +52.94% 8
Northern Ireland +18 5 £42,500 +21.43% 2
Wales -32 1 £22,500 -50.00% 1

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 304 (58.02%) Python
2 296 (56.49%) Linux
3 203 (38.74%) Unix
4 188 (35.88%) SQL
5 172 (32.82%) Agile Software Development
6 161 (30.73%) AWS
7 156 (29.77%) Java
8 144 (27.48%) Finance
9 136 (25.95%) Oracle
9 136 (25.95%) Azure
10 135 (25.76%) DevOps
11 126 (24.05%) Bash Shell
11 126 (24.05%) Git (software)
12 104 (19.85%) Ansible
13 96 (18.32%) JavaScript
14 90 (17.18%) Docker
15 89 (16.98%) Puppet
16 86 (16.41%) Jenkins
17 85 (16.22%) Perl
18 83 (15.84%) Red Hat
18 83 (15.84%) VMware
19 81 (15.46%) Windows
20 77 (14.69%) Kubernetes
21 75 (14.31%) Banking
22 74 (14.12%) Ruby
23 73 (13.93%) PowerShell
23 73 (13.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 73 (13.93%) JIRA
23 73 (13.93%) Analytics
24 72 (13.74%) Oracle Database

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 49 (9.35%) Confluence
2 39 (7.44%) SAS
3 29 (5.53%) Apache
4 20 (3.82%) Elasticsearch
5 14 (2.67%) WebLogic
6 13 (2.48%) Apache Spark
6 13 (2.48%) WordPress
7 8 (1.53%) IIS
8 7 (1.34%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.15%) CMS
10 5 (0.95%) nginx
10 5 (0.95%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.76%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.57%) Oracle Application Server
13 2 (0.38%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 1 (0.19%) Apache Airflow
14 1 (0.19%) Jupyter
14 1 (0.19%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 11 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 10 (1.91%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.19%) Sketch
4 1 (0.19%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 4 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.57%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.38%) Magento
3 2 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 161 (30.73%) AWS
2 136 (25.95%) Azure
3 42 (8.02%) Power Platform
4 29 (5.53%) GCP
5 20 (3.82%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (2.86%) Amazon S3
7 14 (2.67%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (2.67%) AWS CloudFormation
8 12 (2.29%) iTunes
9 11 (2.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 11 (2.10%) BrowserStack
10 10 (1.91%) AWS Lambda
10 10 (1.91%) Serverless
11 8 (1.53%) GitHub
11 8 (1.53%) Office 365
12 6 (1.15%) PaaS
13 5 (0.95%) Amazon ECS
13 5 (0.95%) Amazon EKS
13 5 (0.95%) IaaS
13 5 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 61 (11.64%) TCP/IP
2 46 (8.78%) DNS
3 32 (6.11%) Firewall
4 29 (5.53%) Internet
5 28 (5.34%) HTTP
6 25 (4.77%) SAN
7 21 (4.01%) SSH
8 19 (3.63%) DHCP
8 19 (3.63%) SMTP
9 17 (3.24%) SSL
10 14 (2.67%) FTP
10 14 (2.67%) Network Security
11 13 (2.48%) IMAP
12 11 (2.10%) IPv4
12 11 (2.10%) IPv6
13 10 (1.91%) SNMP
13 10 (1.91%) VPN
14 6 (1.15%) Unified Communications
14 6 (1.15%) VLAN
15 5 (0.95%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (13.74%) Oracle Database
2 69 (13.17%) SQL Server
3 53 (10.11%) NoSQL
4 52 (9.92%) Hadoop
5 49 (9.35%) Big Data
6 47 (8.97%) Apache Hive
7 42 (8.02%) Impala
7 42 (8.02%) Power BI
8 40 (7.63%) PostgreSQL
9 39 (7.44%) Pentaho
9 39 (7.44%) Relational Database
10 38 (7.25%) BusinessObjects
11 36 (6.87%) MySQL
12 32 (6.11%) MongoDB
13 29 (5.53%) RDBMS
14 27 (5.15%) Data Warehouse
15 24 (4.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 19 (3.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 14 (2.67%) Amazon RDS
17 14 (2.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 126 (24.05%) Git (software)
2 86 (16.41%) Jenkins
3 73 (13.93%) JIRA
4 19 (3.63%) Bitbucket
4 19 (3.63%) TeamCity
5 18 (3.44%) Cucumber
6 17 (3.24%) Artifactory
6 17 (3.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 16 (3.05%) Selenium
8 15 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
9 14 (2.67%) Maven
10 13 (2.48%) Gerrit
11 12 (2.29%) Appium
11 12 (2.29%) Calabash
12 11 (2.10%) WebDriver
13 10 (1.91%) Ant
13 10 (1.91%) GitLab
13 10 (1.91%) Sonatype Nexus
13 10 (1.91%) TestRail
14 9 (1.72%) SonarQube
General
1 144 (27.48%) Finance
2 75 (14.31%) Banking
3 36 (6.87%) Marketing
4 25 (4.77%) Back Office
5 18 (3.44%) Public Sector
6 17 (3.24%) Telecoms
7 15 (2.86%) Electronics
7 15 (2.86%) Manufacturing
8 14 (2.67%) Financial Institution
9 13 (2.48%) Games
10 12 (2.29%) Retail
11 9 (1.72%) Front Office
12 7 (1.34%) Law
13 3 (0.57%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.38%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.19%) Brand Awareness
15 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 108 (20.61%) Developer
2 81 (15.46%) Linux Engineer
3 64 (12.21%) DevOps Engineer
4 44 (8.40%) Data Engineer
5 42 (8.02%) Administrator
6 40 (7.63%) Systems Administrator
7 34 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 33 (6.30%) Java Developer
9 29 (5.53%) Applications Support
10 27 (5.15%) Junior
11 26 (4.96%) Analyst
12 23 (4.39%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 22 (4.20%) Platform Engineer
14 21 (4.01%) Systems Engineer
15 20 (3.82%) AWS Engineer
15 20 (3.82%) DBA
16 19 (3.63%) Lead Developer
17 18 (3.44%) Digital Developer
17 18 (3.44%) Support Analyst
17 18 (3.44%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (8.40%) Spring
2 42 (8.02%) RESTful
3 37 (7.06%) Kafka
4 33 (6.30%) .NET
4 33 (6.30%) Spring Boot
5 30 (5.73%) YAML
6 29 (5.53%) CSS
7 28 (5.34%) HTML
8 26 (4.96%) REST
9 23 (4.39%) Elastic Stack
9 23 (4.39%) gRPC
9 23 (4.39%) Web Services
10 20 (3.82%) LDAP
10 20 (3.82%) XML
11 19 (3.63%) Node.js
12 18 (3.44%) GraphQL
13 16 (3.05%) React
14 14 (2.67%) HTML5
15 13 (2.48%) SOAP
16 12 (2.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 69 (13.17%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (7.82%) Data Centre
3 29 (5.53%) Mobile App
4 19 (3.63%) SWIFT
5 18 (3.44%) Greenfield Project
5 18 (3.44%) Social Network
6 17 (3.24%) Management Information System
7 15 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
8 14 (2.67%) Clustering
8 14 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (2.29%) Replication
9 12 (2.29%) Virtual Team
10 8 (1.53%) Analytical Mindset
10 8 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.53%) PKI
11 7 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (1.15%) iPad
13 5 (0.95%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.95%) Fixed Income
13 5 (0.95%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 296 (56.49%) Linux
2 203 (38.74%) Unix
3 81 (15.46%) Windows
4 73 (13.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 63 (12.02%) CentOS
6 25 (4.77%) Ubuntu
7 17 (3.24%) AIX
7 17 (3.24%) Apple iOS
8 14 (2.67%) Debian
9 13 (2.48%) Fedora
10 11 (2.10%) Android
11 9 (1.72%) Windows Server
12 8 (1.53%) Solaris
12 8 (1.53%) Windows Server 2016
13 7 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.95%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.76%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.57%) SUSE
17 2 (0.38%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (32.82%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (25.76%) DevOps
3 73 (13.93%) Analytics
4 68 (12.98%) Scrum
5 67 (12.79%) Software Engineering
6 66 (12.60%) Test Automation
7 64 (12.21%) Problem-Solving
8 61 (11.64%) Mentoring
9 53 (10.11%) ETL
10 50 (9.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 49 (9.35%) Configuration Management
12 47 (8.97%) Microservices
12 47 (8.97%) SDLC
13 45 (8.59%) Requirements Gathering
14 41 (7.82%) Data Analytics
15 36 (6.87%) Software Delivery
16 35 (6.68%) Coaching
17 34 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
17 34 (6.49%) Process Improvement
18 32 (6.11%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 304 (58.02%) Python
2 188 (35.88%) SQL
3 156 (29.77%) Java
4 126 (24.05%) Bash Shell
5 96 (18.32%) JavaScript
6 85 (16.22%) Perl
7 74 (14.12%) Ruby
8 73 (13.93%) PowerShell
9 65 (12.40%) PL/SQL
10 38 (7.25%) HiveQL
11 35 (6.68%) C#
12 31 (5.92%) PHP
13 29 (5.53%) Java 8
14 25 (4.77%) C++
15 20 (3.82%) Scala
16 17 (3.24%) Apple Swift
16 17 (3.24%) Go
16 17 (3.24%) Groovy
17 14 (2.67%) Korn
18 12 (2.29%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 44 (8.40%) Degree
2 33 (6.30%) Security Cleared
3 30 (5.73%) SC Cleared
4 26 (4.96%) BPSS Clearance
5 19 (3.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (1.91%) CCNA
7 10 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (1.91%) Master's Degree
7 10 (1.91%) MCITP
7 10 (1.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (1.34%) Numerate Degree
9 4 (0.76%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.57%) MCSE
10 3 (0.57%) RHCE
10 3 (0.57%) RHCSA
11 2 (0.38%) CREST Certified
11 2 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.38%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (9.92%) QA
2 13 (2.48%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.95%) GDPR
3 5 (0.95%) SLA
4 1 (0.19%) FINRA
4 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 90 (17.18%) Docker
2 64 (12.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (7.82%) HDFS
4 22 (4.20%) Active Directory
5 14 (2.67%) Hyper-V
6 13 (2.48%) KVM
7 12 (2.29%) Xen
8 11 (2.10%) vSphere
9 10 (1.91%) RHEV
10 7 (1.34%) Btrfs
10 7 (1.34%) Ceph
10 7 (1.34%) DRBD
10 7 (1.34%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (1.15%) Samba
11 6 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.76%) NFS
13 3 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
14 2 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 2 (0.38%) Firmware
14 2 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 104 (19.85%) Ansible
2 89 (16.98%) Puppet
3 77 (14.69%) Kubernetes
4 62 (11.83%) Terraform
5 19 (3.63%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (3.05%) Red Hat Satellite
7 14 (2.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 12 (2.29%) Data Guard
8 12 (2.29%) HAProxy
8 12 (2.29%) Nagios
9 11 (2.10%) Icinga
10 7 (1.34%) Grafana
10 7 (1.34%) Oracle ZFS
10 7 (1.34%) Prometheus
10 7 (1.34%) Rsyslog
11 6 (1.15%) Check_MK
11 6 (1.15%) Consul
11 6 (1.15%) Control-M
11 6 (1.15%) systemd
12 5 (0.95%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 136 (25.95%) Oracle
2 83 (15.84%) Red Hat
2 83 (15.84%) VMware
3 50 (9.54%) Informatica
4 42 (8.02%) Microsoft
5 40 (7.63%) Cloudera
6 38 (7.25%) Talend
7 35 (6.68%) IBM
8 25 (4.77%) Atlassian
8 25 (4.77%) ServiceNow
9 18 (3.44%) Apple
9 18 (3.44%) Google
10 15 (2.86%) HP
10 15 (2.86%) SAP
11 11 (2.10%) Xamarin
12 9 (1.72%) Brocade
13 7 (1.34%) Teradata
14 6 (1.15%) Ab Initio
14 6 (1.15%) TIBCO
15 5 (0.95%) Algorithmics