The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Salt
Rank 774 850 -
Rank change year-on-year
+76 -
Permanent jobs citing Salt 107 20 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.092% 0.018% -
As % of the Systems Management category 1.49% 0.30% -
Number of salaries quoted 99 18 0
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% -
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £27,500 -
% change year-on-year
+90.90% -
Systems Management Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
7182 6750 6066
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.17% 6.23% 5.16%
Number of salaries quoted 5750 5409 4931
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 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,125
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.67%

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 1 August 2014 within the UK.

Salt Salary Histogram in the UK

Salt
Top 14 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 1 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 +25 104 £53,750 -2.27% 14
London +45 91 £52,500 -4.54% 9
City of London +19 31 £42,500 +13.33% 1
South East +2 12 £55,000 +100.00% 2
Surrey - 12 £55,000 - 2
Staines - 5 - -
Surbiton - 3 £40,000 -
Edinburgh - 2 £45,000 - 1
Scotland - 2 £45,000 - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 £65,000 -
Leeds - 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Thames Ditton - 1 £40,000 - 1

Salt
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 187 (100.00%) Puppet
2 167 (89.30%) Linux
3 158 (84.49%) Python
4 156 (83.42%) Opscode Chef
5 116 (62.03%) Ruby
6 114 (60.96%) Bash Shell
7 112 (59.89%) DevOps
8 109 (58.29%) Perl
9 106 (56.68%) Nagios
10 98 (52.41%) MySQL
11 89 (47.59%) Ubuntu
12 85 (45.45%) Ansible
13 74 (39.57%) VMware
14 72 (38.50%) Xen
15 71 (37.97%) Red Hat
16 70 (37.43%) Apache
17 69 (36.90%) CentOS
18 67 (35.83%) Agile Software Development
19 63 (33.69%) VMware Infrastructure
20 62 (33.16%) Configuration Management
21 60 (32.09%) ZABBIX
22 58 (31.02%) nginx
22 58 (31.02%) KVM
22 58 (31.02%) PostgreSQL
23 57 (30.48%) Web Services
23 57 (30.48%) Java
23 57 (30.48%) MongoDB
24 56 (29.95%) Amazon AWS
25 55 (29.41%) SaltStack
26 51 (27.27%) Cacti

Salt
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 70 (37.43%) Apache
2 58 (31.02%) nginx
3 50 (26.74%) Tomcat
4 36 (19.25%) OpenStack
5 28 (14.97%) WebLogic
6 13 (6.95%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.07%) Node.js
8 1 (0.53%) Jetty
Cloud Services
1 56 (29.95%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (6.42%) SaaS
4 11 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (2.67%) ElastiCache
5 5 (2.67%) Amazon S3
6 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (2.14%) Rackspace Cloud
7 3 (1.60%) Google Apps
7 3 (1.60%) Route 53
7 3 (1.60%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (1.07%) PaaS
9 1 (0.53%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.53%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 49 (26.20%) BIG-IP
2 26 (13.90%) NetScaler
2 26 (13.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 23 (12.30%) TCP/IP
4 15 (8.02%) DNS
5 12 (6.42%) SSH
5 12 (6.42%) HTTPS
5 12 (6.42%) HTTP
6 11 (5.88%) SNMP
7 9 (4.81%) Kerberos
7 9 (4.81%) FTP
7 9 (4.81%) LDAP
7 9 (4.81%) Firewall
7 9 (4.81%) tcpdump
7 9 (4.81%) Network Security
7 9 (4.81%) Multicast
8 3 (1.60%) SMTP
8 3 (1.60%) SAN
9 1 (0.53%) Internet
9 1 (0.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (52.41%) MySQL
2 58 (31.02%) PostgreSQL
3 57 (30.48%) MongoDB
4 39 (20.86%) NoSQL
5 38 (20.32%) Redis
6 27 (14.44%) Apache Cassandra
6 27 (14.44%) DB2
7 19 (10.16%) Big Data
8 18 (9.63%) Hadoop
9 13 (6.95%) CouchDB
9 13 (6.95%) Riak
10 10 (5.35%) Relational Database
11 9 (4.81%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (2.67%) Amazon Redshift
13 4 (2.14%) Oracle Database
14 2 (1.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 1 (0.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 31 (16.58%) Git (software)
2 26 (13.90%) Jenkins
3 13 (6.95%) JIRA
3 13 (6.95%) Hudson
4 9 (4.81%) Subversion
5 6 (3.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (2.67%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.53%) Maven
General
1 11 (5.88%) Finance
2 6 (3.21%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.14%) Marketing
4 3 (1.60%) Games
5 2 (1.07%) Automotive
5 2 (1.07%) Retail
6 1 (0.53%) Billing
6 1 (0.53%) Advertising
6 1 (0.53%) Publishing
6 1 (0.53%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 74 (39.57%) Linux Administrator
2 65 (34.76%) Administrator
3 62 (33.16%) DevOps Engineer
4 54 (28.88%) Systems Administrator
5 39 (20.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 22 (11.76%) Linux Engineer
7 13 (6.95%) Senior Linux Administrator
7 13 (6.95%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
7 13 (6.95%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 10 (5.35%) Cloud Engineer
9 9 (4.81%) Developer
10 8 (4.28%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 7 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (3.21%) Systems Engineer
12 6 (3.21%) Support Engineer
12 6 (3.21%) Linux Support
12 6 (3.21%) Deployment Engineer
12 6 (3.21%) Web Engineer
12 6 (3.21%) Automation Engineer
12 6 (3.21%) Linux Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (30.48%) Web Services
2 23 (12.30%) LAMP
3 17 (9.09%) XML
4 10 (5.35%) Resque
4 10 (5.35%) Ruby on Rails
5 7 (3.74%) JSON
6 6 (3.21%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (2.67%) ZeroMQ
7 5 (2.67%) ActiveMQ
8 4 (2.14%) HTML
8 4 (2.14%) CSS
8 4 (2.14%) RESTful
8 4 (2.14%) jQuery
8 4 (2.14%) CSS3
8 4 (2.14%) HTML5
9 1 (0.53%) MapReduce
9 1 (0.53%) Grails
9 1 (0.53%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 36 (19.25%) Computer Science
2 31 (16.58%) Open Source
3 10 (5.35%) Hedge funds
4 9 (4.81%) Replication
5 6 (3.21%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.07%) Mobile Games
6 2 (1.07%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.07%) Social Gaming
7 1 (0.53%) Blog
7 1 (0.53%) Social Network
7 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 167 (89.30%) Linux
2 89 (47.59%) Ubuntu
3 69 (36.90%) CentOS
4 43 (22.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (17.11%) Debian
5 32 (17.11%) Windows
6 23 (12.30%) UNIX
7 2 (1.07%) OS/2
7 2 (1.07%) Android
7 2 (1.07%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (59.89%) DevOps
2 67 (35.83%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (33.16%) Configuration Management
4 40 (21.39%) Continuous Integration
5 38 (20.32%) E-Commerce
6 28 (14.97%) Load Balancing
7 26 (13.90%) ITIL
7 26 (13.90%) Statistical Analysis
8 25 (13.37%) Software Engineering
8 25 (13.37%) OO
9 23 (12.30%) OOP
10 13 (6.95%) Analytics
11 11 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
11 11 (5.88%) Customer Insight
12 7 (3.74%) Workflow
13 6 (3.21%) Scrum
13 6 (3.21%) High Availability
13 6 (3.21%) Performance Tuning
14 5 (2.67%) Performance Monitoring
14 5 (2.67%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 158 (84.49%) Python
2 116 (62.03%) Ruby
3 114 (60.96%) Bash Shell
4 109 (58.29%) Perl
5 57 (30.48%) Java
6 31 (16.58%) PHP
6 31 (16.58%) SQL
7 12 (6.42%) Shell Script
8 7 (3.74%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.67%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.14%) Lua
10 4 (2.14%) AWK
11 1 (0.53%) Clojure
11 1 (0.53%) Scala
11 1 (0.53%) Groovy
11 1 (0.53%) C++
Qualifications
1 28 (14.97%) Degree
2 10 (5.35%) RHCE
3 9 (4.81%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (4.81%) CCNA
4 1 (0.53%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.07%) SLA
2 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.53%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 72 (38.50%) Xen
2 63 (33.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (31.02%) KVM
4 26 (13.90%) Varnish
5 10 (5.35%) XenServer
6 9 (4.81%) Postfix
7 6 (3.21%) vSphere
8 5 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (2.14%) Active Directory
9 4 (2.14%) Hyper-V
10 3 (1.60%) NFS
Systems Management
1 187 (100.00%) Puppet
2 156 (83.42%) Opscode Chef
3 106 (56.68%) Nagios
4 85 (45.45%) Ansible
5 60 (32.09%) ZABBIX
6 51 (27.27%) Cacti
7 35 (18.72%) Vagrant
8 28 (14.97%) CFEngine
9 26 (13.90%) HAProxy
10 22 (11.76%) collectd
10 22 (11.76%) StatsD
10 22 (11.76%) logstash
11 19 (10.16%) Ganglia
12 8 (4.28%) Munin
13 7 (3.74%) Zenoss
14 5 (2.67%) Graylog2
15 3 (1.60%) SCOM
Vendors
1 74 (39.57%) VMware
2 71 (37.97%) Red Hat
3 55 (29.41%) SaltStack
4 47 (25.13%) Rackspace
5 36 (19.25%) Oracle
6 29 (15.51%) JBoss
7 26 (13.90%) Citrix
7 26 (13.90%) F5
8 8 (4.28%) New Relic
9 4 (2.14%) Google
10 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.53%) HP
10 1 (0.53%) Microsoft
10 1 (0.53%) SAP
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