What does a Perl Developer do?
Perl developers are required to write code and develop applications using the Perl programming language. Duties as a Perl developer may include and are not limited to system administration, writing shell scripts, participating in database code, testing, debugging, contributing to codebases and network programming.
The average salary for a Perl developer is £47,000 and skills required for a Perl Development job include programming in Perl, being comfortable with Linux or UNIX operating systems and shell scripting. It will also be helpful to have familiarity with other web development languages such as Ruby on Rails, Python and PHP.
Perl Developer roles range from Junior Perl Developer or Junior Perl Engineer, right up to Senior Perl Developer, Perl Development Lead and Head of Perl Development.
What is Perl Development and Programming?
Perl is a general-purpose programming language that was originally developed for text manipulation but is now used for a wide range of tasks including web development, network programming, GUI development, bioinformatics, system admin, testing and more.
Perl programming is open source with a code that is brief and effective and has a resourceful and thriving developer community. Perl programmers love their language and it is documented extensively so you can easily find answers to any Perl queries.
Who uses Perl Programming?
A range of businesses have been known to utilise Perl programming and Perl Developers, from Snapchat, Booking.com, C.V.Library and Zoopla to NET-A-PORTER, Deutsche Bank, Amazon and XS4ALL.
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