The table below looks at the statistics for Salt skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Salt over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Salt
Rank 775 848 -
Rank change year-on-year
+73 -
Permanent jobs citing Salt 129 31 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.029% -
As % of the Systems Management category 1.67% 0.47% -
Number of salaries quoted 122 31 0
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,000 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Systems Management Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
7727 6529 6606
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.79% 6.03% 5.75%
Number of salaries quoted 6138 5256 5359
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Salt
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Salt within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

Salt Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Salt
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Salt within the UK.

Salt Salary Trend in the UK

Salt
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Salt over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 within the UK.

Salt Salary Histogram in the UK

Salt
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Salt within the UK over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +73 119 £55,000 +7.31% 10
London +75 108 £55,000 - 9
City of London +17 16 £45,000 -26.53% 2
Scotland +2 5 £40,000 -
Edinburgh -5 5 £40,000 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £40,000 -
Yorkshire - 5 £40,000 -
South East -10 4 £55,000 +37.50%
Leeds - 4 £50,000 -
Surrey -18 3 £55,000 +37.50%
Canary Wharf - 2 £65,000 -
Staines - 2 - -
Surbiton - 2 £40,000 -
Wakefield - 1 £30,000 -
East Sussex - 1 £55,000 -
Manchester - 1 £50,000 -
North West - 1 £50,000 -
Brighton - 1 £55,000 -

Salt
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Salt also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Salt.

1 216 (100.00%) Puppet
2 194 (89.81%) Linux
3 185 (85.65%) Opscode Chef
4 184 (85.19%) Python
5 148 (68.52%) Ruby
6 145 (67.13%) Bash Shell
7 144 (66.67%) DevOps
8 129 (59.72%) Perl
9 121 (56.02%) Nagios
10 116 (53.70%) Ansible
11 106 (49.07%) Ubuntu
12 92 (42.59%) MySQL
13 86 (39.81%) CentOS
14 81 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
14 81 (37.50%) Red Hat
15 77 (35.65%) ZABBIX
16 75 (34.72%) VMware
17 72 (33.33%) Xen
18 66 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
18 66 (30.56%) nginx
19 61 (28.24%) Java
20 60 (27.78%) Apache
20 60 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
21 59 (27.31%) Web Services
21 59 (27.31%) PostgreSQL
22 57 (26.39%) Configuration Management
23 56 (25.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 56 (25.93%) MongoDB
24 54 (25.00%) Cacti
25 52 (24.07%) NoSQL

Salt
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Salt also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Salt. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 66 (30.56%) nginx
2 60 (27.78%) Apache
3 44 (20.37%) OpenStack
4 42 (19.44%) Tomcat
5 32 (14.81%) WebLogic
5 32 (14.81%) JBoss
6 17 (7.87%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.85%) Node.js
8 1 (0.46%) CloudStack
Applications
1 7 (3.24%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 60 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (13.43%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (5.09%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (4.63%) SaaS
5 8 (3.70%) Rackspace Cloud
6 7 (3.24%) Amazon S3
7 6 (2.78%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 6 (2.78%) ElastiCache
8 5 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (1.85%) PaaS
10 2 (0.93%) Heroku
11 1 (0.46%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.46%) Route 53
11 1 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 38 (17.59%) BIG-IP
2 34 (15.74%) TCP/IP
3 28 (12.96%) NetScaler
3 28 (12.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 25 (11.57%) HTTP
5 20 (9.26%) DNS
5 20 (9.26%) HTTPS
5 20 (9.26%) SSH
6 9 (4.17%) Firewall
6 9 (4.17%) SNMP
7 8 (3.70%) Network Security
8 1 (0.46%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (42.59%) MySQL
2 59 (27.31%) PostgreSQL
3 56 (25.93%) MongoDB
4 52 (24.07%) NoSQL
5 50 (23.15%) Apache Cassandra
6 39 (18.06%) Big Data
7 34 (15.74%) Hadoop
7 34 (15.74%) Redis
8 28 (12.96%) DB2
9 18 (8.33%) Riak
10 17 (7.87%) CouchDB
11 11 (5.09%) Relational Database
12 7 (3.24%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (1.85%) Oracle Database
14 1 (0.46%) SimpleDB
14 1 (0.46%) Couchbase
14 1 (0.46%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 43 (19.91%) Jenkins
2 33 (15.28%) Git (software)
3 18 (8.33%) Hudson
4 5 (2.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (2.31%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.93%) Maven
5 2 (0.93%) JIRA
5 2 (0.93%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.46%) PHPUnit
General
1 6 (2.78%) Telecoms
1 6 (2.78%) Finance
2 3 (1.39%) Marketing
3 2 (0.93%) Law
4 1 (0.46%) Games
4 1 (0.46%) Advertising
4 1 (0.46%) Automotive
4 1 (0.46%) Retail
4 1 (0.46%) Front Office
4 1 (0.46%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 91 (42.13%) Linux Administrator
2 76 (35.19%) DevOps Engineer
2 76 (35.19%) Administrator
3 72 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
4 58 (26.85%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 31 (14.35%) Senior Linux Administrator
5 31 (14.35%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
5 31 (14.35%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 20 (9.26%) Linux Engineer
7 10 (4.63%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 7 (3.24%) Team Leader
9 6 (2.78%) Analyst
9 6 (2.78%) Automation Engineer
10 5 (2.31%) Linux Support Engineer
10 5 (2.31%) Cloud Engineer
10 5 (2.31%) Integration Engineer
10 5 (2.31%) Linux Support
10 5 (2.31%) Consultant
10 5 (2.31%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (2.31%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (27.31%) Web Services
2 32 (14.81%) LAMP
3 16 (7.41%) XML
3 16 (7.41%) Ruby on Rails
3 16 (7.41%) Resque
4 7 (3.24%) RabbitMQ
4 7 (3.24%) ActiveMQ
4 7 (3.24%) .NET
5 6 (2.78%) ZeroMQ
6 2 (0.93%) RESTful
7 1 (0.46%) jQuery
7 1 (0.46%) JSON
7 1 (0.46%) HTML
7 1 (0.46%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 37 (17.13%) Open Source
2 26 (12.04%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.46%) Social Media
3 1 (0.46%) User Experience
3 1 (0.46%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.46%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.46%) Online Games
3 1 (0.46%) Blog
3 1 (0.46%) Social Network
3 1 (0.46%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 194 (89.81%) Linux
2 106 (49.07%) Ubuntu
3 86 (39.81%) CentOS
4 56 (25.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 42 (19.44%) UNIX
6 38 (17.59%) Debian
7 35 (16.20%) Windows
8 3 (1.39%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (66.67%) DevOps
2 81 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (26.39%) Configuration Management
4 49 (22.69%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 32 (14.81%) Load Balancing
7 28 (12.96%) Statistical Analysis
7 28 (12.96%) ITIL
8 17 (7.87%) OO
9 16 (7.41%) OOP
10 12 (5.56%) Analytics
11 11 (5.09%) Customer Insight
11 11 (5.09%) Software Engineering
12 10 (4.63%) Scrum
13 9 (4.17%) Mentoring
14 8 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
14 8 (3.70%) Workflow
15 6 (2.78%) Network Design
16 5 (2.31%) Integration Testing
16 5 (2.31%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 184 (85.19%) Python
2 148 (68.52%) Ruby
3 145 (67.13%) Bash Shell
4 129 (59.72%) Perl
5 61 (28.24%) Java
6 34 (15.74%) PHP
7 27 (12.50%) SQL
8 13 (6.02%) Shell Script
9 12 (5.56%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.78%) C
10 6 (2.78%) Scala
10 6 (2.78%) Clojure
11 5 (2.31%) Golang
12 4 (1.85%) Lua
12 4 (1.85%) AWK
13 3 (1.39%) C++
14 1 (0.46%) PHP5
14 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 30 (13.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.24%) QA
2 4 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 72 (33.33%) Xen
2 66 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (17.59%) KVM
4 10 (4.63%) Varnish
5 9 (4.17%) vSphere
6 6 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.85%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.39%) vCloud
9 2 (0.93%) Docker
10 1 (0.46%) XenServer
10 1 (0.46%) LXC
Systems Management
1 216 (100.00%) Puppet
2 185 (85.65%) Opscode Chef
3 121 (56.02%) Nagios
4 116 (53.70%) Ansible
5 77 (35.65%) ZABBIX
6 54 (25.00%) Cacti
7 32 (14.81%) CFEngine
8 31 (14.35%) Ganglia
9 30 (13.89%) Vagrant
10 16 (7.41%) logstash
11 14 (6.48%) collectd
11 14 (6.48%) StatsD
12 11 (5.09%) HAProxy
13 6 (2.78%) Zenoss
14 5 (2.31%) Munin
14 5 (2.31%) Graylog2
15 2 (0.93%) Check_MK
16 1 (0.46%) Kibana
Vendors
1 81 (37.50%) Red Hat
2 75 (34.72%) VMware
3 45 (20.83%) SaltStack
4 43 (19.91%) Rackspace
5 38 (17.59%) Oracle
6 28 (12.96%) F5
6 28 (12.96%) Citrix
7 18 (8.33%) SoftLayer
8 12 (5.56%) New Relic
9 7 (3.24%) Sony
9 7 (3.24%) Microsoft
10 2 (0.93%) Google
11 1 (0.46%) Riverbed
11 1 (0.46%) Splunk
11 1 (0.46%) Perforce
11 1 (0.46%) SonicWALL
11 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.46%) Dell
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Stock + Benefits
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