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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Salt
Rank 750 804 869
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +65
Permanent jobs citing Salt 152 120 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.10% 0.019%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.92% 1.54% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 137 111 20
Average salary £62,500 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £50,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +48.14%

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
7923 7816 6951
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 7.16% 6.73% 6.45%
Number of salaries quoted 6446 6210 5636
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,350 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,750 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.29% -

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 2 September 2015 within the UK.

Salt Salary Histogram in the UK

Salt
Top 23 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 2 September 2015. 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 +61 149 £65,000 +18.18% 13
London +1 93 £60,000 +9.09% 10
Yorkshire +41 32 £65,000 - 3
West Yorkshire +38 32 £65,000 - 2
Leeds +36 32 £65,000 - 2
City of London +11 16 £70,000 +64.70% 1
South West - 12 £70,000 -
Bristol - 11 £70,000 -
South East -20 5 £67,500 +22.72%
East of England - 4 £62,500 -
Berkshire - 3 £67,500 -
Reading - 3 £67,500 -
Surrey 0 2 £53,750 -2.27%
Staines -15 2 £53,750 -
Rutland - 2 £42,500 -
Cambridge - 2 £58,750 -
East Midlands - 2 £42,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £58,750 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £65,000 -
North West - 1 £47,500 -
Wiltshire - 1 £47,500 -
Swindon - 1 £47,500 -
Manchester - 1 £47,500 -

Salt
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

1 322 (98.77%) Opscode Chef
2 298 (91.41%) Puppet
3 285 (87.42%) Linux
4 254 (77.91%) DevOps
5 221 (67.79%) Ansible
6 208 (63.80%) Ruby
7 201 (61.66%) Python
8 189 (57.98%) Configuration Management
9 169 (51.84%) Jenkins
10 158 (48.47%) Agile Software Development
11 146 (44.79%) PHP
12 142 (43.56%) Bash Shell
13 139 (42.64%) Git (software)
14 132 (40.49%) Apache
15 125 (38.34%) Continuous Integration
16 124 (38.04%) Perl
17 121 (37.12%) Java
18 120 (36.81%) Amazon AWS
19 107 (32.82%) MySQL
20 103 (31.60%) Nagios
21 91 (27.91%) SaltStack
22 90 (27.61%) MongoDB
23 82 (25.15%) nginx
23 82 (25.15%) VMware
24 80 (24.54%) PostgreSQL
25 79 (24.23%) UNIX
25 79 (24.23%) Docker
26 76 (23.31%) Redis
26 76 (23.31%) TDD
26 76 (23.31%) VMware Infrastructure

Salt
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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
1 132 (40.49%) Apache
2 82 (25.15%) nginx
3 73 (22.39%) OpenStack
4 62 (19.02%) Node.js
5 28 (8.59%) Apache Spark
6 26 (7.98%) Tomcat
7 19 (5.83%) CMS
7 19 (5.83%) Drupal
8 17 (5.21%) Confluence
9 16 (4.91%) MediaWiki
10 12 (3.68%) JBoss
11 7 (2.15%) WordPress
12 4 (1.23%) WebLogic
12 4 (1.23%) IIS
12 4 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.92%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
14 2 (0.61%) Jetty
14 2 (0.61%) Lightstreamer
14 2 (0.61%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 6 (1.84%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.31%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 120 (36.81%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (12.58%) Google Cloud Platform
3 36 (11.04%) IaaS
4 24 (7.36%) Sumo Logic
5 18 (5.52%) AWS CloudFormation
6 16 (4.91%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (3.37%) SaaS
7 11 (3.37%) SoftLayer
7 11 (3.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 10 (3.07%) PaaS
9 9 (2.76%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (2.15%) Amazon S3
11 5 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
12 3 (0.92%) Heroku
13 2 (0.61%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 2 (0.61%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 1 (0.31%) Google Analytics
14 1 (0.31%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.31%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 58 (17.79%) DNS
2 49 (15.03%) LAN
2 49 (15.03%) WAN
3 39 (11.96%) Firewall
4 34 (10.43%) VPN
5 28 (8.59%) HTTP
6 27 (8.28%) Internet
7 20 (6.13%) Network Security
8 19 (5.83%) SSL
9 18 (5.52%) LDAP
9 18 (5.52%) Intrusion Detection
10 17 (5.21%) VLAN
10 17 (5.21%) IPsec
11 16 (4.91%) IPv6
11 16 (4.91%) OSPF
11 16 (4.91%) BGP
11 16 (4.91%) EIGRP
12 12 (3.68%) TCP/IP
13 10 (3.07%) DHCP
14 7 (2.15%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (32.82%) MySQL
2 90 (27.61%) MongoDB
3 80 (24.54%) PostgreSQL
4 76 (23.31%) Redis
5 64 (19.63%) Apache Cassandra
6 50 (15.34%) NoSQL
7 43 (13.19%) Relational Database
8 37 (11.35%) Hadoop
9 26 (7.98%) HBase
10 25 (7.67%) Big Data
11 12 (3.68%) SQL Server
12 11 (3.37%) CouchDB
13 4 (1.23%) Couchbase
14 3 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
15 2 (0.61%) SimpleDB
15 2 (0.61%) Riak
16 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
16 1 (0.31%) Apache Hive
16 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
16 1 (0.31%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 169 (51.84%) Jenkins
2 139 (42.64%) Git (software)
3 63 (19.33%) Maven
4 57 (17.48%) Hudson
5 46 (14.11%) JIRA
6 33 (10.12%) Subversion
7 28 (8.59%) Grunt
8 13 (3.99%) Selenium
8 13 (3.99%) TestNG
9 8 (2.45%) TeamCity
9 8 (2.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (2.15%) JUnit
10 7 (2.15%) Log4j
10 7 (2.15%) Bitbucket
10 7 (2.15%) Gradle
11 6 (1.84%) WebDriver
11 6 (1.84%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.84%) JMeter
12 3 (0.92%) Mercurial
13 2 (0.61%) RSpec
General
1 45 (13.80%) Finance
2 17 (5.21%) Financial Institution
3 12 (3.68%) Retail
3 12 (3.68%) Marketing
4 9 (2.76%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.84%) Law
6 3 (0.92%) Banking
7 2 (0.61%) Games
8 1 (0.31%) Advertising
8 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.31%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 137 (42.02%) DevOps Engineer
2 87 (26.69%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 37 (11.35%) Systems Engineer
4 24 (7.36%) Developer
5 21 (6.44%) Java Developer
6 20 (6.13%) Architect
7 18 (5.52%) Administrator
7 18 (5.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 16 (4.91%) Linux Engineer
9 15 (4.60%) Systems Administrator
10 12 (3.68%) Technical Architect
10 12 (3.68%) Operations Engineer
11 11 (3.37%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 10 (3.07%) DevOps Consultant
12 10 (3.07%) Consultant
13 8 (2.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 8 (2.45%) Linux Administrator
14 7 (2.15%) Build Engineer
14 7 (2.15%) Senior Developer
14 7 (2.15%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (18.10%) HTML
2 54 (16.56%) CSS
3 51 (15.64%) LAMP
4 43 (13.19%) Web Services
5 40 (12.27%) jQuery
6 34 (10.43%) HTML5
7 33 (10.12%) CSS3
8 30 (9.20%) AngularJS
9 27 (8.28%) Memcached
10 17 (5.21%) REST
11 14 (4.29%) Spring
12 11 (3.37%) Ajax
13 9 (2.76%) Application Packaging
14 8 (2.45%) Ruby on Rails
14 8 (2.45%) Hibernate
14 8 (2.45%) Middleware
15 7 (2.15%) JSP
15 7 (2.15%) Java EE
15 7 (2.15%) JSTL
15 7 (2.15%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 65 (19.94%) Data Centre
2 27 (8.28%) Replication
3 17 (5.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 16 (4.91%) Wiki
5 12 (3.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 12 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.76%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.15%) User Experience
8 6 (1.84%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.84%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.53%) Statistics
9 5 (1.53%) Mobile Payment
9 5 (1.53%) Visualisation
10 4 (1.23%) Bitcoin
11 2 (0.61%) Performance Metrics
11 2 (0.61%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.31%) PMI
12 1 (0.31%) NHS
12 1 (0.31%) Clustering
12 1 (0.31%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 285 (87.42%) Linux
2 79 (24.23%) UNIX
3 58 (17.79%) Ubuntu
4 46 (14.11%) CentOS
5 40 (12.27%) CoreOS
6 31 (9.51%) Debian
7 30 (9.20%) Windows
8 29 (8.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (4.91%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (2.76%) Android
11 7 (2.15%) openSUSE
12 4 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.61%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.61%) Solaris
14 1 (0.31%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (77.91%) DevOps
2 189 (57.98%) Configuration Management
3 158 (48.47%) Agile Software Development
4 125 (38.34%) Continuous Integration
5 76 (23.31%) TDD
6 61 (18.71%) BDD
7 56 (17.18%) Build Automation
8 49 (15.03%) Software Engineering
9 41 (12.58%) E-Commerce
10 39 (11.96%) ITIL
11 29 (8.90%) Scrum
11 29 (8.90%) Kanban
12 25 (7.67%) Open Source
13 24 (7.36%) Disaster Recovery
14 19 (5.83%) Service Management
15 17 (5.21%) Data Management
15 17 (5.21%) ITIL V2
15 17 (5.21%) DDoS Mitigation
16 16 (4.91%) Database Theory
16 16 (4.91%) Relational Database Theory
Programming Languages
1 208 (63.80%) Ruby
2 201 (61.66%) Python
3 146 (44.79%) PHP
4 142 (43.56%) Bash Shell
5 124 (38.04%) Perl
6 121 (37.12%) Java
7 61 (18.71%) JavaScript
8 52 (15.95%) Scala
9 48 (14.72%) Go
10 45 (13.80%) C++
11 37 (11.35%) SQL
12 30 (9.20%) C#
13 17 (5.21%) PowerShell
14 11 (3.37%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.23%) Haskell
15 4 (1.23%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 48 (14.72%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (10.74%) Degree
3 33 (10.12%) CCNA
4 15 (4.60%) CCNP
5 4 (1.23%) RHCE
6 3 (0.92%) CCIE
7 1 (0.31%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (3.99%) QA
3 11 (3.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 79 (24.23%) Docker
2 76 (23.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (8.90%) VirtualBox
4 26 (7.98%) HDFS
5 22 (6.75%) Varnish
6 18 (5.52%) Xen
6 18 (5.52%) Postfix
7 17 (5.21%) XenServer
8 16 (4.91%) Samba
8 16 (4.91%) iptables
9 10 (3.07%) KVM
10 5 (1.53%) Squid
10 5 (1.53%) Hyper-V
11 4 (1.23%) Active Directory
12 2 (0.61%) Sendmail
12 2 (0.61%) vSphere
12 2 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.31%) vCloud
13 1 (0.31%) pfSense
13 1 (0.31%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 322 (98.77%) Opscode Chef
2 298 (91.41%) Puppet
3 221 (67.79%) Ansible
4 103 (31.60%) Nagios
5 60 (18.40%) ZABBIX
6 46 (14.11%) Vagrant
7 26 (7.98%) Kubernetes
8 25 (7.67%) Graphite
9 20 (6.13%) logstash
9 20 (6.13%) Ganglia
10 17 (5.21%) Capistrano
11 10 (3.07%) Cacti
12 9 (2.76%) collectd
13 6 (1.84%) Rundeck
14 5 (1.53%) HP SiteScope
15 2 (0.61%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 2 (0.61%) HAProxy
15 2 (0.61%) Munin
15 2 (0.61%) StatsD
15 2 (0.61%) Kibana
Vendors
1 91 (27.91%) SaltStack
2 82 (25.15%) VMware
3 53 (16.26%) Oracle
4 43 (13.19%) Splunk
5 42 (12.88%) Google
6 41 (12.58%) Red Hat
7 31 (9.51%) Rackspace
8 27 (8.28%) Citrix
9 26 (7.98%) New Relic
10 22 (6.75%) Cisco
11 17 (5.21%) Reuters
12 12 (3.68%) CheckPoint
13 6 (1.84%) F5
14 4 (1.23%) AppDynamics
14 4 (1.23%) Juniper
15 3 (0.92%) Microsoft
15 3 (0.92%) Cloudera
16 2 (0.61%) NetApp
16 2 (0.61%) Akamai
16 2 (0.61%) ProCurve
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Salary: Benefits package
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
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Salary: £70000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + Bens
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London
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Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits and bonus
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London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + 10%-15% Bonus
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Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sky Bet
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sky Bet
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London
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
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