Period
to 16 May 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 16 May 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
16 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 568 540 683
Rank change year-on-year -28 +143 -60
Contract jobs citing Salt 34 67 142
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.075% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.47% 1.01% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 47 104
10th Percentile £450 £271 £372
25th Percentile £458 £497 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £473 £525 £575
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% -8.70% +9.52%
75th Percentile £500 £713 £613
90th Percentile £613 £738 £656
UK median daily rate £470 £525 £575
% change year-on-year -10.48% -8.70% +9.52%

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 7,180 6,653 12,477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.91% 14.87% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,129 4,647 8,524
10th Percentile £341 £281 £313
25th Percentile £420 £400 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% - +0.50%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £600
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 162 283
10th Percentile £15.10 £12.42 £12.00
25th Percentile £18.00 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £24.00 £18.85 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +27.32% +1.89% +5.71%
75th Percentile £53.00 £25.29 £32.13
90th Percentile £61.94 £47.23 £49.50
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £19.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +102.56% +5.41% +5.71%

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 16 May 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 16 May 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 -25 27 £473 -10.00% 14
South East +27 2 - - 2
East of England - 1 - - 2
Salt
UK

For the 6 months to 16 May 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 32 (94.12%) Ansible
2 31 (91.18%) Puppet
3 29 (85.29%) Configuration Management
4 28 (82.35%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (67.65%) Linux
6 22 (64.71%) Python
7 18 (52.94%) AWS
7 18 (52.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (47.06%) Red Hat
9 15 (44.12%) VMware
9 15 (44.12%) SaltStack
10 13 (38.24%) DevOps
11 12 (35.29%) Clustering
11 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (35.29%) Java
12 11 (32.35%) Veritas
12 11 (32.35%) Symantec
12 11 (32.35%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (32.35%) Azure
12 11 (32.35%) Docker
13 10 (29.41%) GCP
13 10 (29.41%) Finance
14 9 (26.47%) Git (software)
14 9 (26.47%) Jenkins
15 8 (23.53%) GitHub
16 7 (20.59%) GitLab
16 7 (20.59%) Go
16 7 (20.59%) Kubernetes
16 7 (20.59%) Prometheus
16 7 (20.59%) Banking

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 3 (8.82%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.88%) Apache
2 2 (5.88%) nginx
2 2 (5.88%) OpenStack
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (2.94%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (2.94%) Confluence
3 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.94%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (52.94%) AWS
2 11 (32.35%) Azure
3 10 (29.41%) GCP
4 8 (23.53%) GitHub
5 5 (14.71%) Datadog
6 4 (11.76%) npm
6 4 (11.76%) Yarn
7 3 (8.82%) Amazon ECS
7 3 (8.82%) IaaS
8 2 (5.88%) Amazon EKS
8 2 (5.88%) OpenShift
8 2 (5.88%) PaaS
9 1 (2.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (2.94%) Amazon Cognito
9 1 (2.94%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (2.94%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (2.94%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (2.94%) Serverless
9 1 (2.94%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) Firewall
1 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
1 3 (8.82%) VPN
2 2 (5.88%) BIG-IP
2 2 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (5.88%) DNS
2 2 (5.88%) Ethernet
2 2 (5.88%) HTTP
2 2 (5.88%) LAN
2 2 (5.88%) MPLS
2 2 (5.88%) NetScaler
2 2 (5.88%) SD-WAN
2 2 (5.88%) SSL
2 2 (5.88%) WAN
2 2 (5.88%) WLAN
3 1 (2.94%) 4G
3 1 (2.94%) 5G
3 1 (2.94%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (2.94%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon Aurora
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.94%) Bigtable
Development Applications
1 9 (26.47%) Git (software)
1 9 (26.47%) Jenkins
2 7 (20.59%) GitLab
3 6 (17.65%) Bitbucket
4 5 (14.71%) Gerrit
5 4 (11.76%) Gradle
5 4 (11.76%) Maven
6 2 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (2.94%) Artifactory
7 1 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (2.94%) CircleCI
7 1 (2.94%) JIRA
7 1 (2.94%) JMeter
7 1 (2.94%) Selenium
7 1 (2.94%) Terragrunt
General
1 10 (29.41%) Finance
2 7 (20.59%) Banking
3 4 (11.76%) Social Skills
4 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.88%) Documentation Skills
5 1 (2.94%) Electronics
5 1 (2.94%) Games
5 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.94%) Marketing
5 1 (2.94%) Presentation Skills
5 1 (2.94%) Public Sector
5 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) DevOps Engineer
1 11 (32.35%) Service Operations Specialist
2 5 (14.71%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Operations Specialist
3 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support
3 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
3 4 (11.76%) Operations Support Specialist
3 4 (11.76%) Support Specialist
3 4 (11.76%) Unix Specialist
3 4 (11.76%) Unix Support
3 4 (11.76%) Unix Support Specialist
4 3 (8.82%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Lead DevOps
5 2 (5.88%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) Node.js
2 1 (2.94%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) Java EE
2 1 (2.94%) Kafka
2 1 (2.94%) Middleware
2 1 (2.94%) Spring
2 1 (2.94%) Spring Boot
2 1 (2.94%) Spring Cloud
2 1 (2.94%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (35.29%) Clustering
2 7 (20.59%) Management Information System
3 6 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (8.82%) Data Centre
4 3 (8.82%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (5.88%) Cloud Native
5 2 (5.88%) N-Tier
6 1 (2.94%) Blog
6 1 (2.94%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (67.65%) Linux
2 18 (52.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (17.65%) Unix
4 2 (5.88%) Windows
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (85.29%) Configuration Management
2 13 (38.24%) DevOps
3 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (17.65%) Load Balancing
5 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (14.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (14.71%) High Availability
5 5 (14.71%) Microservices
5 5 (14.71%) Scrum
5 5 (14.71%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 4 (11.76%) Change Management
6 4 (11.76%) Dependency Management
6 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure as Code
6 4 (11.76%) ITIL
7 3 (8.82%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Automation
7 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (8.82%) Project Delivery
7 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
8 2 (5.88%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 22 (64.71%) Python
2 12 (35.29%) Java
3 7 (20.59%) Go
4 6 (17.65%) Perl
5 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
6 2 (5.88%) Bash Shell
6 2 (5.88%) C
6 2 (5.88%) C#
6 2 (5.88%) C++
6 2 (5.88%) Groovy
6 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.88%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.88%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.88%) SQL
7 1 (2.94%) Ruby
7 1 (2.94%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) CCIE
2 2 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.94%) Master's Degree
3 1 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 11 (32.35%) Docker
1 11 (32.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.82%) VMware NSX
2 3 (8.82%) vSphere
3 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.88%) KVM
4 1 (2.94%) Ceph
4 1 (2.94%) vCloud
4 1 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 32 (94.12%) Ansible
2 31 (91.18%) Puppet
3 28 (82.35%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (20.59%) Kubernetes
4 7 (20.59%) Prometheus
5 6 (17.65%) Grafana
6 3 (8.82%) Rancher
6 3 (8.82%) Terraform
7 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (2.94%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (47.06%) Red Hat
2 15 (44.12%) SaltStack
2 15 (44.12%) VMware
3 11 (32.35%) Symantec
3 11 (32.35%) Veritas
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco
4 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.88%) Cadence
5 2 (5.88%) Google
5 2 (5.88%) Oracle
5 2 (5.88%) SAP
6 1 (2.94%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.94%) Citrix
6 1 (2.94%) Dell
6 1 (2.94%) F5
6 1 (2.94%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.94%) HP
6 1 (2.94%) IBM
6 1 (2.94%) Incapsula
6 1 (2.94%) Splunk