Period
to 28 November 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Salt skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Salt over the 6 months to 28 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Salt
UK > England
6 months to
28 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 723 478 654
Rank change year-on-year -245 +176 +31
Contract jobs citing Salt 37 45 128
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.053% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.33% 0.91% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 28 80
10th Percentile £440 £401 £374
25th Percentile £500 £456 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £570 £545 £550
Median % change year-on-year +4.59% -0.91% +4.76%
75th Percentile £625 £700 £700
90th Percentile £648 £704 £750
UK median daily rate £570 £575 £550
% change year-on-year -0.87% +4.55% +4.76%

Salt is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 11,289 4,933 10,920
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.11% 16.26% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,214 3,451 7,568
10th Percentile £350 £313 £263
25th Percentile £456 £405 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £640 £588 £600
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 103 245
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.50 £12.44
25th Percentile £16.00 £14.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -6.98% +22.86% -
75th Percentile £46.78 £39.00 £25.00
90th Percentile £63.73 £59.50 £47.78
UK median hourly rate £22.27 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.04% +28.57% -

Salt
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Salt as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Salt in England

Salt
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Salt in England.

Daily rate trend for Salt in England

Salt
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Salt in England over the 6 months to 28 November 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Salt in England

Salt
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Salt within the England region over the 6 months to 28 November 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -211 22 £525 -2.78% 21
North of England - 6 £560 - 5
North West - 4 £525 - 4
Yorkshire - 2 £560 - 1
Salt
UK

For the 6 months to 28 November 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Salt also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Salt.

1 37 (100.00%) Ansible
2 30 (81.08%) Linux
3 28 (75.68%) DevOps
4 26 (70.27%) Python
4 26 (70.27%) Puppet
5 25 (67.57%) Terraform
6 23 (62.16%) Opscode Chef
7 21 (56.76%) AWS
7 21 (56.76%) Configuration Management
8 19 (51.35%) Azure
8 19 (51.35%) Jenkins
9 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (35.14%) Docker
10 13 (35.14%) GCP
10 13 (35.14%) Kubernetes
11 10 (27.03%) GitLab
11 10 (27.03%) SaltStack
11 10 (27.03%) Bash Shell
11 10 (27.03%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (24.32%) Firewall
12 9 (24.32%) Windows
12 9 (24.32%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 9 (24.32%) Infrastructure as Code
12 9 (24.32%) Social Skills
13 8 (21.62%) AWS CloudFormation
13 8 (21.62%) Public Cloud
13 8 (21.62%) SDLC
13 8 (21.62%) Java
13 8 (21.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (18.92%) GitHub

Salt
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (13.51%) Apache
1 5 (13.51%) nginx
1 5 (13.51%) Tomcat
1 5 (13.51%) WebLogic
1 5 (13.51%) WebSphere
2 3 (8.11%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (8.11%) IIS
3 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.70%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.70%) Confluence
4 1 (2.70%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.70%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 21 (56.76%) AWS
2 19 (51.35%) Azure
3 13 (35.14%) GCP
4 8 (21.62%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (18.92%) GitHub
6 4 (10.81%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (10.81%) Amazon S3
6 4 (10.81%) AWS CloudTrail
6 4 (10.81%) AWS KMS
6 4 (10.81%) Route 53
6 4 (10.81%) Serverless
7 3 (8.11%) Amazon EKS
7 3 (8.11%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (8.11%) Datadog
8 2 (5.41%) SaaS
9 1 (2.70%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (2.70%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (2.70%) IaaS
9 1 (2.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (24.32%) Firewall
2 5 (13.51%) DNS
3 2 (5.41%) DHCP
3 2 (5.41%) FTP
3 2 (5.41%) HTTP
3 2 (5.41%) IPsec
3 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.70%) Internet
4 1 (2.70%) Network Security
4 1 (2.70%) VPN
4 1 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) MySQL
1 5 (13.51%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (8.11%) Redis
3 2 (5.41%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.70%) Big Data
4 1 (2.70%) Data Lake
4 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.70%) Metadata
4 1 (2.70%) Neo4j
4 1 (2.70%) Power BI
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.70%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 19 (51.35%) Jenkins
2 10 (27.03%) GitLab
3 6 (16.22%) Git (software)
4 5 (13.51%) Maven
4 5 (13.51%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (10.81%) CircleCI
6 3 (8.11%) GoCD
6 3 (8.11%) JIRA
7 2 (5.41%) Bitbucket
7 2 (5.41%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (5.41%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.70%) Artifactory
8 1 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (2.70%) JMeter
8 1 (2.70%) kappa
8 1 (2.70%) Mercurial
8 1 (2.70%) Selenium
8 1 (2.70%) Subversion
8 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (24.32%) Social Skills
2 7 (18.92%) Banking
2 7 (18.92%) Finance
3 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.81%) Documentation Skills
4 2 (5.41%) Marketing
4 2 (5.41%) Public Sector
5 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (21.62%) Platform Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Lead DevOps
4 4 (10.81%) Senior Platform Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Site Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Site Reliability Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) AWS Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Azure Architect
7 1 (2.70%) Data Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) DevOps Administrator
7 1 (2.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 1 (2.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Senior WebOps Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) .NET
1 3 (8.11%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (8.11%) LAMP
1 3 (8.11%) LAPP Stack
1 3 (8.11%) LEMP Stack
1 3 (8.11%) Node.js
1 3 (8.11%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (5.41%) Kafka
2 2 (5.41%) LDAP
2 2 (5.41%) Web Services
3 1 (2.70%) ARM Templates
3 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.70%) Django
3 1 (2.70%) JSON
3 1 (2.70%) Middleware
3 1 (2.70%) PySpark
3 1 (2.70%) REST
3 1 (2.70%) SAML
3 1 (2.70%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Public Cloud
2 4 (10.81%) Cloud Native
2 4 (10.81%) Life Science
2 4 (10.81%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (5.41%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.70%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.70%) EPoS
4 1 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 30 (81.08%) Linux
2 9 (24.32%) Windows
3 8 (21.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (16.22%) CentOS
5 5 (13.51%) Debian
6 3 (8.11%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (75.68%) DevOps
2 21 (56.76%) Configuration Management
3 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (27.03%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (24.32%) Infrastructure as Code
5 9 (24.32%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 8 (21.62%) SDLC
7 6 (16.22%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
8 5 (13.51%) Build Automation
8 5 (13.51%) Deployment Automation
8 5 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (13.51%) Time Management
9 4 (10.81%) Analytics
9 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Automation
9 4 (10.81%) Mentoring
10 3 (8.11%) Load Balancing
10 3 (8.11%) Microservices
10 3 (8.11%) Systems Engineering
10 3 (8.11%) The Twelve-Factor App
Programming Languages
1 26 (70.27%) Python
2 10 (27.03%) Bash Shell
3 8 (21.62%) Java
4 7 (18.92%) Ruby
5 6 (16.22%) Go
6 5 (13.51%) Groovy
6 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
7 4 (10.81%) C#
7 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
8 2 (5.41%) SQL
9 1 (2.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (8.11%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.70%) QA
1 1 (2.70%) SOC 1
1 1 (2.70%) SOC 2
System Software
1 13 (35.14%) Docker
2 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.41%) Squid
4 1 (2.70%) KVM
4 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 37 (100.00%) Ansible
2 26 (70.27%) Puppet
3 25 (67.57%) Terraform
4 23 (62.16%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (35.14%) Kubernetes
6 4 (10.81%) Consul
7 3 (8.11%) Grafana
8 1 (2.70%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 1 (2.70%) FortiGate
8 1 (2.70%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (2.70%) Istio
8 1 (2.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) SaltStack
2 6 (16.22%) Google
2 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.51%) MuleSoft
3 5 (13.51%) Oracle
4 3 (8.11%) PagerDuty
5 2 (5.41%) Atlassian
5 2 (5.41%) Qualys
5 2 (5.41%) Zscaler
6 1 (2.70%) AppDynamics
6 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco
6 1 (2.70%) Databricks
6 1 (2.70%) Perforce
6 1 (2.70%) Quadient
6 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.70%) Splunk
6 1 (2.70%) VMware