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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Salt
Rank 781 845 -
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -
Permanent jobs citing Salt 122 22 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.021% -
As % of the Systems Management category 1.64% 0.34% -
Number of salaries quoted 114 22 0
Average salary £55,000 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £51,250 £40,000 -
% change year-on-year
+28.12% -

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
7453 6502 6530
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.53% 6.11% 5.55%
Number of salaries quoted 5898 5238 5291
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 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 15 September 2014 within the UK.

Salt Salary Histogram in the UK

Salt
Top 17 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 15 September 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 +53 113 £55,000 +37.50% 19
London +66 100 £55,000 - 13
City of London +40 27 £42,500 +13.33% 4
South East -18 9 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Surrey +2 8 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Staines - 5 - -
Edinburgh - 5 £40,000 -
Scotland - 5 £40,000 -
Leeds - 3 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
Yorkshire - 3 - - 2
Surbiton - 2 £40,000 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £65,000 -
Brighton -22 1 £55,000 +100.00%
East Sussex -22 1 £55,000 +100.00%
Manchester - 1 £50,000 - 3
North West - 1 £50,000 - 3

Salt
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

1 207 (100.00%) Puppet
2 187 (90.34%) Linux
3 174 (84.06%) Python
3 174 (84.06%) Opscode Chef
4 139 (67.15%) Bash Shell
5 134 (64.73%) DevOps
6 133 (64.25%) Ruby
7 129 (62.32%) Perl
8 124 (59.90%) Nagios
9 108 (52.17%) Ubuntu
10 100 (48.31%) Ansible
11 99 (47.83%) MySQL
12 86 (41.55%) Agile Software Development
13 83 (40.10%) CentOS
14 80 (38.65%) Red Hat
15 79 (38.16%) VMware
16 75 (36.23%) ZABBIX
17 71 (34.30%) Apache
18 70 (33.82%) Xen
18 70 (33.82%) VMware Infrastructure
19 64 (30.92%) Web Services
20 63 (30.43%) nginx
20 63 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
21 57 (27.54%) Cacti
22 56 (27.05%) PostgreSQL
23 55 (26.57%) MongoDB
24 54 (26.09%) Configuration Management
25 53 (25.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 50 (24.15%) Java
26 50 (24.15%) Tomcat

Salt
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 (34.30%) Apache
2 63 (30.43%) nginx
3 50 (24.15%) Tomcat
4 33 (15.94%) OpenStack
5 32 (15.46%) WebLogic
6 16 (7.73%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.97%) Node.js
8 1 (0.48%) CloudStack
Applications
1 3 (1.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 63 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (14.01%) Cloud Computing
3 13 (6.28%) SaaS
4 10 (4.83%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (3.86%) Rackspace Cloud
6 5 (2.42%) ElastiCache
6 5 (2.42%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 5 (2.42%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (1.45%) PaaS
8 3 (1.45%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.97%) Route 53
9 2 (0.97%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.48%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 40 (19.32%) BIG-IP
2 30 (14.49%) TCP/IP
3 28 (13.53%) NetScaler
3 28 (13.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 17 (8.21%) DNS
5 16 (7.73%) HTTPS
5 16 (7.73%) HTTP
5 16 (7.73%) SSH
6 11 (5.31%) Firewall
6 11 (5.31%) SNMP
7 8 (3.86%) FTP
7 8 (3.86%) Multicast
7 8 (3.86%) Kerberos
7 8 (3.86%) LDAP
7 8 (3.86%) tcpdump
8 7 (3.38%) Network Security
9 1 (0.48%) SMTP
9 1 (0.48%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (47.83%) MySQL
2 56 (27.05%) PostgreSQL
3 55 (26.57%) MongoDB
4 40 (19.32%) Apache Cassandra
5 39 (18.84%) NoSQL
6 30 (14.49%) Redis
7 29 (14.01%) DB2
7 29 (14.01%) Big Data
8 28 (13.53%) Hadoop
9 17 (8.21%) Riak
10 16 (7.73%) CouchDB
11 10 (4.83%) Relational Database
12 7 (3.38%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (2.42%) Amazon Redshift
14 4 (1.93%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 36 (17.39%) Git (software)
2 33 (15.94%) Jenkins
3 17 (8.21%) Hudson
4 13 (6.28%) JIRA
5 8 (3.86%) Subversion
6 5 (2.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (2.42%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (5.31%) Finance
2 5 (2.42%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.93%) Marketing
4 2 (0.97%) Retail
4 2 (0.97%) Automotive
5 1 (0.48%) Law
5 1 (0.48%) Advertising
5 1 (0.48%) Publishing
5 1 (0.48%) Games
5 1 (0.48%) Front Office
5 1 (0.48%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 89 (43.00%) Linux Administrator
2 82 (39.61%) Administrator
3 73 (35.27%) Systems Administrator
4 67 (32.37%) DevOps Engineer
5 55 (26.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 23 (11.11%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 23 (11.11%) Senior Linux Administrator
6 23 (11.11%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
7 21 (10.14%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (3.38%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 6 (2.90%) Linux Support
9 6 (2.90%) Linux Support Engineer
9 6 (2.90%) Automation Engineer
9 6 (2.90%) Support Engineer
9 6 (2.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (2.42%) Team Leader
10 5 (2.42%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (2.42%) Developer
10 5 (2.42%) Analyst
10 5 (2.42%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (30.92%) Web Services
2 32 (15.46%) LAMP
3 19 (9.18%) XML
4 13 (6.28%) Ruby on Rails
4 13 (6.28%) Resque
5 8 (3.86%) RabbitMQ
6 7 (3.38%) ActiveMQ
7 6 (2.90%) ZeroMQ
7 6 (2.90%) JSON
8 5 (2.42%) .NET
8 5 (2.42%) RESTful
9 1 (0.48%) HTML5
9 1 (0.48%) CSS3
9 1 (0.48%) CSS
9 1 (0.48%) Grails
9 1 (0.48%) jQuery
9 1 (0.48%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (17.39%) Open Source
2 25 (12.08%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.35%) Hedge funds
3 9 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.86%) Replication
5 2 (0.97%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.48%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.48%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.48%) User Experience
6 1 (0.48%) Blog
6 1 (0.48%) Social Network
6 1 (0.48%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 187 (90.34%) Linux
2 108 (52.17%) Ubuntu
3 83 (40.10%) CentOS
4 53 (25.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 42 (20.29%) Debian
6 38 (18.36%) Windows
7 30 (14.49%) UNIX
8 3 (1.45%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (64.73%) DevOps
2 86 (41.55%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (26.09%) Configuration Management
4 43 (20.77%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (15.94%) E-Commerce
6 32 (15.46%) Load Balancing
7 28 (13.53%) Statistical Analysis
7 28 (13.53%) ITIL
8 17 (8.21%) Analytics
9 15 (7.25%) Customer Insight
9 15 (7.25%) OOP
9 15 (7.25%) OO
10 12 (5.80%) Software Engineering
11 10 (4.83%) Network Monitoring
12 9 (4.35%) Workflow
13 7 (3.38%) Scrum
14 6 (2.90%) Performance Testing
15 5 (2.42%) Integration Testing
15 5 (2.42%) Performance Tuning
15 5 (2.42%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 174 (84.06%) Python
2 139 (67.15%) Bash Shell
3 133 (64.25%) Ruby
4 129 (62.32%) Perl
5 50 (24.15%) Java
6 35 (16.91%) PHP
7 33 (15.94%) SQL
8 15 (7.25%) Shell Script
9 11 (5.31%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.93%) Lua
10 4 (1.93%) AWK
11 3 (1.45%) Scala
11 3 (1.45%) Clojure
12 2 (0.97%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.97%) C++
13 1 (0.48%) C
13 1 (0.48%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 25 (12.08%) Degree
2 8 (3.86%) CCNA
2 8 (3.86%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (3.86%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.93%) SLA
2 2 (0.97%) QA
System Software
1 70 (33.82%) Xen
1 70 (33.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (23.19%) KVM
3 14 (6.76%) Varnish
4 9 (4.35%) XenServer
4 9 (4.35%) vSphere
5 8 (3.86%) Postfix
6 6 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.93%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.93%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.48%) NFS
Systems Management
1 207 (100.00%) Puppet
2 174 (84.06%) Opscode Chef
3 124 (59.90%) Nagios
4 100 (48.31%) Ansible
5 75 (36.23%) ZABBIX
6 57 (27.54%) Cacti
7 32 (15.46%) CFEngine
8 28 (13.53%) Vagrant
9 25 (12.08%) Ganglia
10 14 (6.76%) logstash
10 14 (6.76%) HAProxy
11 13 (6.28%) collectd
11 13 (6.28%) StatsD
12 8 (3.86%) Rsyslog
13 7 (3.38%) Munin
13 7 (3.38%) Zenoss
14 5 (2.42%) Graylog2
15 2 (0.97%) Check_MK
16 1 (0.48%) Kibana
16 1 (0.48%) SCOM
Vendors
1 80 (38.65%) Red Hat
2 79 (38.16%) VMware
3 44 (21.26%) SaltStack
4 42 (20.29%) Rackspace
5 39 (18.84%) Oracle
6 32 (15.46%) JBoss
7 28 (13.53%) F5
7 28 (13.53%) Citrix
8 12 (5.80%) SoftLayer
8 12 (5.80%) New Relic
9 4 (1.93%) Google
10 3 (1.45%) Microsoft
10 3 (1.45%) Sony
11 1 (0.48%) Perforce
11 1 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.48%) Dell
11 1 (0.48%) SonicWALL
11 1 (0.48%) Riverbed
11 1 (0.48%) Splunk
West London
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum + Stock options
Posted: 12 hours ago
South West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Shares
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oldham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Stock + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Stock + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Good benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Amiqus
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
EarthStream Global
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum + bonus and benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Rackspace
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
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York
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago