Period
to 20 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 20 January 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
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 545 649 688
Rank change year-on-year +104 +39 +57
Contract jobs citing Salt 46 95 200
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.20%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.66% 0.91% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 56 120
Median daily rate £540 £539 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.23% +2.62% +2.44%
10th Percentile £400 £300 £384
90th Percentile £700 £744 £626
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £525 £490
% change year-on-year -0.95% +7.14% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 6,937 10,485 14,386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.63% 14.50% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,854 7,233 9,797
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £263 £306
90th Percentile £656 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 278 343
Median hourly rate £24.42 £18.13 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.70% +3.57% +2.53%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.66 £12.25
90th Percentile £61.46 £48.88 £46.57
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +28.57% - +11.54%

Salt
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Salt in the UK

Salt
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Salt in the UK

Salt
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Salt over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Salt in the UK

Salt
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Salt within the UK over the 6 months to 20 January 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
England +127 39 £520 -3.48% 23
London +90 31 £490 -25.48% 9
Work from Home -178 10 £570 - 2
UK excluding London +156 5 £520 -0.95% 13
East of England - 3 £535 - 5
South West +81 1 £290 -57.04%
Scotland +45 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 with a requirement for Salt.

1 44 (95.65%) Python
2 42 (91.30%) Puppet
3 34 (73.91%) Ansible
3 34 (73.91%) Java
4 31 (67.39%) Linux
5 29 (63.04%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (60.87%) Jenkins
7 27 (58.70%) DevOps
7 27 (58.70%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (56.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (54.35%) Red Hat
10 23 (50.00%) Configuration Management
10 23 (50.00%) AWS
11 19 (41.30%) Azure
11 19 (41.30%) Finance
12 18 (39.13%) Git (software)
13 15 (32.61%) Maven
13 15 (32.61%) JavaScript
13 15 (32.61%) C++
13 15 (32.61%) Node.js
14 14 (30.43%) Bash Shell
14 14 (30.43%) Infrastructure as Code
14 14 (30.43%) Perl
14 14 (30.43%) Groovy
15 13 (28.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 13 (28.26%) JIRA
15 13 (28.26%) Kubernetes
15 13 (28.26%) Gradle
15 13 (28.26%) Confluence
16 12 (26.09%) Continuous Delivery

Salt
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 13 (28.26%) Confluence
2 12 (26.09%) Tomcat
3 8 (17.39%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (17.39%) JBoss
3 8 (17.39%) Jetty
3 8 (17.39%) MQSeries
3 8 (17.39%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 8 (17.39%) Red Hat Fuse
3 8 (17.39%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.17%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (17.39%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (2.17%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 23 (50.00%) AWS
2 19 (41.30%) Azure
3 12 (26.09%) GCP
4 10 (21.74%) GitHub
5 9 (19.57%) OpenShift
6 7 (15.22%) Amazon ECS
7 6 (13.04%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (13.04%) Datadog
8 5 (10.87%) npm
8 5 (10.87%) Yarn
9 2 (4.35%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (4.35%) Amazon S3
9 2 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (4.35%) IaaS
9 2 (4.35%) Route 53
10 1 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (2.17%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (2.17%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (2.17%) CloudFront
10 1 (2.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.39%) DNS
1 8 (17.39%) HTTP
1 8 (17.39%) SSH
2 7 (15.22%) DHCP
3 6 (13.04%) Anycast
3 6 (13.04%) BGP
3 6 (13.04%) VRRP
4 2 (4.35%) BIG-IP
4 2 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (4.35%) H.323
4 2 (4.35%) MGCP
4 2 (4.35%) Network Security
4 2 (4.35%) NX-OS
4 2 (4.35%) Sourcefire
4 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.35%) Unified Communications
4 2 (4.35%) VoIP
4 2 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) MongoDB
1 9 (19.57%) MySQL
1 9 (19.57%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (17.39%) Hadoop
2 8 (17.39%) Oracle Database
2 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.17%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (2.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (2.17%) Bigtable
4 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (60.87%) Jenkins
2 18 (39.13%) Git (software)
3 15 (32.61%) Maven
4 13 (28.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 13 (28.26%) Gradle
4 13 (28.26%) JIRA
5 10 (21.74%) GitLab
6 9 (19.57%) Bitbucket
6 9 (19.57%) Selenium
7 8 (17.39%) Ant
7 8 (17.39%) ClearCase
7 8 (17.39%) Cucumber
7 8 (17.39%) Eclipse
7 8 (17.39%) FishEye
7 8 (17.39%) Hudson
7 8 (17.39%) IntelliJ
7 8 (17.39%) Mercurial
7 8 (17.39%) Poseidon for UML
7 8 (17.39%) Subversion
7 8 (17.39%) Vagrant
General
1 19 (41.30%) Finance
2 11 (23.91%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Public Sector
4 2 (4.35%) Games
4 2 (4.35%) Portuguese Language
4 2 (4.35%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (23.91%) Cloud Engineer
3 10 (21.74%) Automation Engineer
4 8 (17.39%) Architect
4 8 (17.39%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (13.04%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 5 (10.87%) Developer
6 5 (10.87%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (8.70%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Azure Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Azure DevOps
8 3 (6.52%) Senior Automation Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Technical Architect
9 2 (4.35%) DevOps Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Architect
9 2 (4.35%) Java Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Network Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (32.61%) Node.js
2 10 (21.74%) AngularJS
2 10 (21.74%) Spring
3 8 (17.39%) ActiveMQ
3 8 (17.39%) Apache Camel
3 8 (17.39%) GWT
3 8 (17.39%) Hibernate
3 8 (17.39%) HTML
3 8 (17.39%) HTML5
3 8 (17.39%) JMS
3 8 (17.39%) jQuery
3 8 (17.39%) JSON
3 8 (17.39%) MSMQ
3 8 (17.39%) Play Framework
3 8 (17.39%) RabbitMQ
3 8 (17.39%) React
3 8 (17.39%) STL
3 8 (17.39%) XML
4 6 (13.04%) REST
5 5 (10.87%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Derivative
1 8 (17.39%) User Experience
2 6 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (13.04%) Private Cloud
3 4 (8.70%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.17%) Cloud Native
4 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 31 (67.39%) Linux
2 26 (56.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (17.39%) Android
3 8 (17.39%) Apple iOS
3 8 (17.39%) CentOS
3 8 (17.39%) Debian
3 8 (17.39%) Mac OS X
3 8 (17.39%) Ubuntu
3 8 (17.39%) Unix
3 8 (17.39%) Windows
4 1 (2.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (58.70%) Agile Software Development
1 27 (58.70%) DevOps
2 23 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 14 (30.43%) Infrastructure as Code
4 12 (26.09%) Continuous Delivery
4 12 (26.09%) Deployment Automation
5 11 (23.91%) Infrastructure Automation
5 11 (23.91%) Microservices
5 11 (23.91%) Test Automation
6 10 (21.74%) TDD
7 8 (17.39%) JVM Tuning
7 8 (17.39%) Kanban
7 8 (17.39%) Scrum
7 8 (17.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 8 (17.39%) Systems Engineering
7 8 (17.39%) UML
7 8 (17.39%) Waterfall
8 7 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (15.22%) Load Balancing
9 6 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 44 (95.65%) Python
2 34 (73.91%) Java
3 15 (32.61%) C++
3 15 (32.61%) JavaScript
4 14 (30.43%) Bash Shell
4 14 (30.43%) Groovy
4 14 (30.43%) Perl
5 9 (19.57%) Go
5 9 (19.57%) Ruby
6 8 (17.39%) Clojure
6 8 (17.39%) ClojureScript
6 8 (17.39%) PL/SQL
6 8 (17.39%) Scala
6 8 (17.39%) SQL
6 8 (17.39%) T-SQL
7 5 (10.87%) PowerShell
7 5 (10.87%) VBA
8 3 (6.52%) C
9 2 (4.35%) R
10 1 (2.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (19.57%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.87%) DV Cleared
3 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.35%) CCNA
4 2 (4.35%) CCNP
4 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.17%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 11 (23.91%) Docker
2 3 (6.52%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.35%) VMware NSX
3 2 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 42 (91.30%) Puppet
2 34 (73.91%) Ansible
3 29 (63.04%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (28.26%) Kubernetes
5 12 (26.09%) Terraform
6 10 (21.74%) Grafana
6 10 (21.74%) Prometheus
7 2 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (4.35%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (4.35%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (4.35%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (4.35%) vRealize
Vendors
1 25 (54.35%) Red Hat
2 8 (17.39%) Axway
2 8 (17.39%) Cloudera
2 8 (17.39%) Hortonworks
2 8 (17.39%) MuleSoft
2 8 (17.39%) Oracle
2 8 (17.39%) Sparx
2 8 (17.39%) Sybase
3 6 (13.04%) Infoblox
4 5 (10.87%) Confluent
4 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
5 4 (8.70%) Atlassian
5 4 (8.70%) Splunk
5 4 (8.70%) VMware
6 3 (6.52%) SaltStack
7 2 (4.35%) Cisco
7 2 (4.35%) F5
7 2 (4.35%) Google
7 2 (4.35%) Palo Alto
7 2 (4.35%) SolarWinds