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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Salt
Rank 778 853 -
Rank change year-on-year
+75 -
Permanent jobs citing Salt 121 20 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.019% -
As % of the Systems Management category 1.62% 0.30% -
Number of salaries quoted 112 20 0
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% -
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £33,750 -
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -

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
7454 6575 6383
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.40% 6.18% 5.46%
Number of salaries quoted 5929 5331 5185
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 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.79% +4.37%

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 29 August 2014 within the UK.

Salt Salary Histogram in the UK

Salt
Top 15 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 29 August 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 +60 115 £55,000 +15.78% 16
London +85 103 £55,000 - 12
City of London +24 30 £42,500 +13.33% 7
South East -13 9 £55,000 +62.96% 1
Surrey +1 8 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Edinburgh - 5 £40,000 -
Staines - 5 - -
Scotland - 5 £40,000 -
Leeds - 3 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
Yorkshire - 3 - - 2
Surbiton - 2 £40,000 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £65,000 -
Brighton -26 1 £55,000 +100.00%
East Sussex -31 1 £55,000 +100.00%

Salt
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 203 (100.00%) Puppet
2 182 (89.66%) Linux
3 173 (85.22%) Python
4 170 (83.74%) Opscode Chef
5 137 (67.49%) Bash Shell
6 129 (63.55%) Perl
7 128 (63.05%) Ruby
8 125 (61.58%) DevOps
9 122 (60.10%) Nagios
10 106 (52.22%) Ubuntu
11 97 (47.78%) MySQL
12 94 (46.31%) Ansible
13 82 (40.39%) VMware
14 78 (38.42%) Red Hat
14 78 (38.42%) CentOS
15 73 (35.96%) ZABBIX
16 72 (35.47%) VMware Infrastructure
17 71 (34.98%) Apache
17 71 (34.98%) Xen
18 65 (32.02%) Web Services
19 64 (31.53%) Amazon AWS
20 62 (30.54%) nginx
21 60 (29.56%) Agile Software Development
22 56 (27.59%) Cacti
23 54 (26.60%) PostgreSQL
24 52 (25.62%) Configuration Management
24 52 (25.62%) MongoDB
25 51 (25.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 51 (25.12%) KVM
25 51 (25.12%) Tomcat

Salt
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 71 (34.98%) Apache
2 62 (30.54%) nginx
3 51 (25.12%) Tomcat
4 32 (15.76%) WebLogic
5 30 (14.78%) OpenStack
6 15 (7.39%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.99%) Node.js
8 1 (0.49%) Jetty
Applications
1 1 (0.49%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 64 (31.53%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (14.78%) Cloud Computing
3 13 (6.40%) SaaS
4 10 (4.93%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (3.45%) Rackspace Cloud
6 5 (2.46%) ElastiCache
6 5 (2.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 5 (2.46%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (1.48%) PaaS
8 3 (1.48%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.99%) Route 53
9 2 (0.99%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.49%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.49%) Heroku
10 1 (0.49%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 42 (20.69%) BIG-IP
2 31 (15.27%) TCP/IP
3 28 (13.79%) NetScaler
3 28 (13.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 16 (7.88%) DNS
5 15 (7.39%) HTTPS
5 15 (7.39%) SSH
5 15 (7.39%) HTTP
6 11 (5.42%) SNMP
6 11 (5.42%) Firewall
7 9 (4.43%) FTP
7 9 (4.43%) Kerberos
7 9 (4.43%) LDAP
7 9 (4.43%) Multicast
7 9 (4.43%) tcpdump
8 5 (2.46%) Network Security
9 1 (0.49%) SAN
9 1 (0.49%) Internet
9 1 (0.49%) SMTP
9 1 (0.49%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (47.78%) MySQL
2 54 (26.60%) PostgreSQL
3 52 (25.62%) MongoDB
4 35 (17.24%) Apache Cassandra
5 33 (16.26%) NoSQL
6 30 (14.78%) Redis
7 29 (14.29%) DB2
8 25 (12.32%) Big Data
9 24 (11.82%) Hadoop
10 15 (7.39%) CouchDB
10 15 (7.39%) Riak
11 10 (4.93%) Relational Database
12 8 (3.94%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (2.46%) Amazon Redshift
14 4 (1.97%) Oracle Database
15 1 (0.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 36 (17.73%) Git (software)
2 30 (14.78%) Jenkins
3 15 (7.39%) Hudson
4 13 (6.40%) JIRA
5 9 (4.43%) Subversion
6 5 (2.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (2.46%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.49%) Maven
General
1 10 (4.93%) Finance
2 6 (2.96%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.97%) Marketing
4 2 (0.99%) Games
4 2 (0.99%) Retail
4 2 (0.99%) Automotive
5 1 (0.49%) Law
5 1 (0.49%) Advertising
5 1 (0.49%) Publishing
5 1 (0.49%) Billing
5 1 (0.49%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 88 (43.35%) Linux Administrator
2 80 (39.41%) Administrator
3 71 (34.98%) Systems Administrator
4 63 (31.03%) DevOps Engineer
5 53 (26.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 22 (10.84%) Linux Engineer
7 20 (9.85%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 20 (9.85%) Senior Linux Administrator
7 20 (9.85%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
8 7 (3.45%) Developer
8 7 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (3.45%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (3.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 6 (2.96%) Linux Support
9 6 (2.96%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (2.96%) Support Engineer
9 6 (2.96%) Linux Support Engineer
9 6 (2.96%) Automation Engineer
10 4 (1.97%) Deployment Engineer
10 4 (1.97%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (32.02%) Web Services
2 30 (14.78%) LAMP
3 19 (9.36%) XML
4 12 (5.91%) Ruby on Rails
4 12 (5.91%) Resque
5 6 (2.96%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (2.96%) JSON
6 5 (2.46%) ActiveMQ
6 5 (2.46%) ZeroMQ
7 4 (1.97%) RESTful
8 3 (1.48%) HTML5
8 3 (1.48%) CSS3
8 3 (1.48%) jQuery
8 3 (1.48%) HTML
8 3 (1.48%) .NET
8 3 (1.48%) CSS
9 1 (0.49%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 35 (17.24%) Open Source
2 27 (13.30%) Computer Science
3 10 (4.93%) Hedge funds
4 9 (4.43%) Replication
5 2 (0.99%) Visualisation
5 2 (0.99%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.49%) Social Gaming
6 1 (0.49%) Blog
6 1 (0.49%) Social Network
6 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.49%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 182 (89.66%) Linux
2 106 (52.22%) Ubuntu
3 78 (38.42%) CentOS
4 51 (25.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 40 (19.70%) Debian
6 36 (17.73%) Windows
7 28 (13.79%) UNIX
8 4 (1.97%) OS/2
9 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (61.58%) DevOps
2 60 (29.56%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (25.62%) Configuration Management
4 40 (19.70%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (15.76%) Load Balancing
5 32 (15.76%) E-Commerce
6 28 (13.79%) ITIL
6 28 (13.79%) Statistical Analysis
7 17 (8.37%) Analytics
8 15 (7.39%) Customer Insight
8 15 (7.39%) Software Engineering
8 15 (7.39%) OO
9 14 (6.90%) OOP
10 11 (5.42%) Network Monitoring
11 10 (4.93%) Workflow
12 7 (3.45%) Scrum
13 6 (2.96%) Performance Testing
13 6 (2.96%) Performance Tuning
14 5 (2.46%) Performance Monitoring
14 5 (2.46%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 173 (85.22%) Python
2 137 (67.49%) Bash Shell
3 129 (63.55%) Perl
4 128 (63.05%) Ruby
5 47 (23.15%) Java
6 33 (16.26%) PHP
6 33 (16.26%) SQL
7 16 (7.88%) Shell Script
8 9 (4.43%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.46%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.97%) AWK
10 4 (1.97%) Lua
11 1 (0.49%) Groovy
11 1 (0.49%) Scala
11 1 (0.49%) Clojure
11 1 (0.49%) C++
Qualifications
1 23 (11.33%) Degree
2 9 (4.43%) CCNA
2 9 (4.43%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (4.43%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.46%) SLA
2 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 72 (35.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 71 (34.98%) Xen
3 51 (25.12%) KVM
4 16 (7.88%) Varnish
5 10 (4.93%) XenServer
6 9 (4.43%) vSphere
6 9 (4.43%) Postfix
7 6 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.97%) Hyper-V
8 4 (1.97%) Active Directory
9 1 (0.49%) NFS
Systems Management
1 203 (100.00%) Puppet
2 170 (83.74%) Opscode Chef
3 122 (60.10%) Nagios
4 94 (46.31%) Ansible
5 73 (35.96%) ZABBIX
6 56 (27.59%) Cacti
7 32 (15.76%) CFEngine
8 28 (13.79%) Vagrant
9 23 (11.33%) Ganglia
10 16 (7.88%) HAProxy
11 13 (6.40%) collectd
11 13 (6.40%) StatsD
11 13 (6.40%) logstash
12 9 (4.43%) Rsyslog
13 7 (3.45%) Munin
13 7 (3.45%) Zenoss
14 5 (2.46%) Graylog2
15 2 (0.99%) Check_MK
16 1 (0.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 82 (40.39%) VMware
2 78 (38.42%) Red Hat
3 49 (24.14%) SaltStack
4 40 (19.70%) Rackspace
5 39 (19.21%) Oracle
6 32 (15.76%) JBoss
7 28 (13.79%) Citrix
7 28 (13.79%) F5
8 13 (6.40%) New Relic
9 10 (4.93%) SoftLayer
10 4 (1.97%) Google
11 1 (0.49%) Microsoft
11 1 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.49%) Sony
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