Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 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
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 586 616 705
Rank change year-on-year +30 +89 -12
Contract jobs citing Salt 55 74 155
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.64% 0.85% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 52 101
10th Percentile £425 £314 £368
25th Percentile £453 £463 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £525 £575
Median % change year-on-year -2.38% -8.70% +6.48%
75th Percentile £628 £684 £613
90th Percentile £700 £735 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £525 £550
% change year-on-year -33.33% -4.55% +14.58%

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 8,529 8,658 14,196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.32% 14.52% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,087 5,945 9,656
10th Percentile £325 £263 £313
25th Percentile £413 £395 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £588 £588 £588
90th Percentile £675 £663 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 254 318
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.44 £12.00
25th Percentile £17.16 £14.31 £14.05
Median hourly rate £24.00 £18.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +33.33% -2.70% +5.71%
75th Percentile £53.00 £26.75 £36.67
90th Percentile £63.00 £47.46 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +25.71% +0.01% +11.24%

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 12 April 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 12 April 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 +59 41 £513 -2.38% 32
London +43 35 £488 -7.14% 18
Work from Home -230 20 £488 - 6
UK excluding London +61 9 £350 -33.33% 14
Scotland - 6 £350 -
South East +75 2 - -
East of England - 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 12 April 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 50 (90.91%) Puppet
2 45 (81.82%) Ansible
3 43 (78.18%) Opscode Chef
4 42 (76.36%) Configuration Management
5 40 (72.73%) Linux
5 40 (72.73%) Python
6 30 (54.55%) AWS
7 29 (52.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 28 (50.91%) Red Hat
9 26 (47.27%) Java
9 26 (47.27%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (47.27%) Jenkins
9 26 (47.27%) DevOps
10 20 (36.36%) SaltStack
11 19 (34.55%) Azure
12 18 (32.73%) Git (software)
12 18 (32.73%) VMware
13 17 (30.91%) Docker
13 17 (30.91%) GCP
14 16 (29.09%) Unix
15 15 (27.27%) Perl
15 15 (27.27%) Node.js
16 13 (23.64%) Infrastructure as Code
17 12 (21.82%) Terraform
17 12 (21.82%) VMware Infrastructure
17 12 (21.82%) GitHub
17 12 (21.82%) Kubernetes
17 12 (21.82%) Finance
17 12 (21.82%) Banking
18 11 (20.00%) Maven

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 10 (18.18%) Tomcat
2 8 (14.55%) Confluence
3 5 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (7.27%) JBoss
4 4 (7.27%) Jetty
4 4 (7.27%) MQSeries
4 4 (7.27%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 4 (7.27%) Red Hat Fuse
4 4 (7.27%) WebLogic
5 2 (3.64%) Apache
5 2 (3.64%) nginx
5 2 (3.64%) OpenWhisk
5 2 (3.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.82%) IBM Domino
6 1 (1.82%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (1.82%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 30 (54.55%) AWS
2 19 (34.55%) Azure
3 17 (30.91%) GCP
4 12 (21.82%) GitHub
5 8 (14.55%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (10.91%) Datadog
7 5 (9.09%) Amazon ECS
7 5 (9.09%) npm
7 5 (9.09%) Yarn
8 3 (5.45%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (5.45%) IaaS
8 3 (5.45%) OpenShift
8 3 (5.45%) Serverless
9 2 (3.64%) Amazon EKS
9 2 (3.64%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (3.64%) Amazon S3
9 2 (3.64%) Azure Functions
9 2 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (3.64%) PaaS
9 2 (3.64%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) HTTP
2 4 (7.27%) BIG-IP
2 4 (7.27%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (7.27%) SSH
2 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.45%) DNS
3 3 (5.45%) VPN
4 2 (3.64%) DHCP
4 2 (3.64%) Ethernet
4 2 (3.64%) Firewall
4 2 (3.64%) H.323
4 2 (3.64%) LAN
4 2 (3.64%) MGCP
4 2 (3.64%) MPLS
4 2 (3.64%) Sourcefire
4 2 (3.64%) SSL
4 2 (3.64%) VoIP
4 2 (3.64%) WAN
4 2 (3.64%) Wireless
4 2 (3.64%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) MongoDB
2 5 (9.09%) MySQL
2 5 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (7.27%) Hadoop
3 4 (7.27%) Oracle Database
3 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (5.45%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.64%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (3.64%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (3.64%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.82%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (1.82%) Bigtable
6 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (47.27%) Jenkins
2 18 (32.73%) Git (software)
3 11 (20.00%) GitLab
3 11 (20.00%) Maven
4 10 (18.18%) Bitbucket
5 9 (16.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (16.36%) Gradle
6 8 (14.55%) JIRA
7 6 (10.91%) Gerrit
8 5 (9.09%) Selenium
9 4 (7.27%) Ant
9 4 (7.27%) Artifactory
9 4 (7.27%) ClearCase
9 4 (7.27%) Cucumber
9 4 (7.27%) FishEye
9 4 (7.27%) Hudson
9 4 (7.27%) Mercurial
9 4 (7.27%) Poseidon for UML
9 4 (7.27%) Subversion
9 4 (7.27%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (21.82%) Banking
1 12 (21.82%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.82%) Electronics
4 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (29.09%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (20.00%) Service Operations Specialist
3 10 (18.18%) Developer
4 6 (10.91%) Automation Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Python Developer
5 5 (9.09%) Architect
5 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Operations Specialist
6 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Support
6 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
6 4 (7.27%) Network Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Operations Support Specialist
6 4 (7.27%) Support Specialist
6 4 (7.27%) Unix Specialist
6 4 (7.27%) Unix Support
6 4 (7.27%) Unix Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (27.27%) Node.js
2 7 (12.73%) Spring
3 6 (10.91%) AngularJS
3 6 (10.91%) React
4 5 (9.09%) REST
5 4 (7.27%) .NET
5 4 (7.27%) ActiveMQ
5 4 (7.27%) Apache Camel
5 4 (7.27%) GWT
5 4 (7.27%) Hibernate
5 4 (7.27%) HTML
5 4 (7.27%) HTML5
5 4 (7.27%) JMS
5 4 (7.27%) jQuery
5 4 (7.27%) JSON
5 4 (7.27%) Kafka
5 4 (7.27%) MSMQ
5 4 (7.27%) Play Framework
5 4 (7.27%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (7.27%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.00%) Clustering
2 7 (12.73%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (12.73%) Management Information System
3 5 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (7.27%) Derivative
4 4 (7.27%) User Experience
5 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.64%) Cloud Native
6 2 (3.64%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.82%) Blog
7 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.82%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.82%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (72.73%) Linux
2 29 (52.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (29.09%) Unix
4 6 (10.91%) Windows
5 4 (7.27%) Android
5 4 (7.27%) Apple iOS
5 4 (7.27%) CentOS
5 4 (7.27%) Debian
5 4 (7.27%) Mac OS X
5 4 (7.27%) Ubuntu
6 2 (3.64%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.82%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (76.36%) Configuration Management
2 26 (47.27%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (47.27%) DevOps
3 13 (23.64%) Infrastructure as Code
4 10 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
4 10 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (18.18%) Infrastructure Automation
5 9 (16.36%) Microservices
5 9 (16.36%) Scrum
5 9 (16.36%) Test Automation
6 8 (14.55%) Deployment Automation
6 8 (14.55%) High Availability
7 7 (12.73%) Load Balancing
8 6 (10.91%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (10.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 6 (10.91%) Software Engineering
8 6 (10.91%) TDD
9 5 (9.09%) Dependency Management
9 5 (9.09%) Kanban
10 4 (7.27%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (72.73%) Python
2 26 (47.27%) Java
3 15 (27.27%) Perl
4 10 (18.18%) Bash Shell
4 10 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 9 (16.36%) Go
5 9 (16.36%) Groovy
6 8 (14.55%) C++
7 7 (12.73%) PowerShell
8 6 (10.91%) PL/SQL
8 6 (10.91%) SQL
9 5 (9.09%) C
9 5 (9.09%) Ruby
10 4 (7.27%) Clojure
10 4 (7.27%) ClojureScript
10 4 (7.27%) Scala
10 4 (7.27%) T-SQL
11 2 (3.64%) R
11 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
11 2 (3.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (9.09%) Degree
1 5 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.27%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (7.27%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) CCIE
3 2 (3.64%) CCNA
3 2 (3.64%) CCNP
4 1 (1.82%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.82%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 17 (30.91%) Docker
2 12 (21.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.27%) VMware NSX
3 4 (7.27%) vSphere
4 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.64%) KVM
4 2 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 50 (90.91%) Puppet
2 45 (81.82%) Ansible
3 43 (78.18%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (21.82%) Kubernetes
4 12 (21.82%) Terraform
5 11 (20.00%) Prometheus
6 10 (18.18%) Grafana
7 3 (5.45%) Rancher
8 2 (3.64%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (3.64%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (3.64%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (3.64%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (3.64%) vRealize
9 1 (1.82%) Mesos
Vendors
1 28 (50.91%) Red Hat
2 20 (36.36%) SaltStack
3 18 (32.73%) VMware
4 11 (20.00%) Symantec
4 11 (20.00%) Veritas
5 7 (12.73%) Google
6 6 (10.91%) Oracle
7 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
8 4 (7.27%) Atlassian
8 4 (7.27%) Axway
8 4 (7.27%) Cisco
8 4 (7.27%) Cloudera
8 4 (7.27%) Confluent
8 4 (7.27%) Hortonworks
8 4 (7.27%) MuleSoft
8 4 (7.27%) Sparx
8 4 (7.27%) Splunk
8 4 (7.27%) Sybase
9 3 (5.45%) F5
9 3 (5.45%) Palo Alto