Period
to 18 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Salt skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Salt over the 6 months to 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Salt
UK > England
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 677 840 790
Rank change year-on-year +163 -50 +163
Permanent jobs citing Salt 498 346 471
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.21% 0.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.00% 2.32% 2.83%
Number of salaries quoted 372 306 427
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £89,875 £76,875 £79,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% -

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

All Systems Management Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 16,596 14,926 16,626
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 10.44% 8.96% 8.93%
Number of salaries quoted 13,311 12,183 13,679
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Salt
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Salt in England

Salt
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Salt in England.

Salary trend for Salt in England

Salt
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Salt in England over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Salt in England

Salt
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Salt within the England region over the 6 months to 18 August 2018. 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +156 320 £70,000 +12.00% 50
North of England +37 68 £52,500 - 11
North West +54 61 £52,500 - 8
South East -7 49 £50,000 +5.26% 3
South West +16 20 £45,000 -18.18% 4
Midlands +13 20 £57,500 +4.55% 1
West Midlands +37 18 £57,500 -11.54%
East of England 0 16 £75,000 +25.00% 11
Yorkshire +7 6 £52,500 -4.55% 2
East Midlands +2 2 £40,000 -25.58% 1
North East -17 1 £50,000 -23.08% 1
Salt
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, IT 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 permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for Salt.

1 408 (81.93%) Ansible
2 407 (81.73%) Puppet
3 396 (79.52%) Python
4 384 (77.11%) DevOps
5 374 (75.10%) Linux
6 373 (74.90%) Opscode Chef
7 323 (64.86%) Amazon AWS
8 301 (60.44%) Docker
9 251 (50.40%) Microsoft Azure
9 251 (50.40%) Configuration Management
10 226 (45.38%) Java
11 224 (44.98%) Agile Software Development
12 194 (38.96%) Kubernetes
13 188 (37.75%) Bash Shell
14 172 (34.54%) Ruby
15 164 (32.93%) Jenkins
16 147 (29.52%) Open Source
17 141 (28.31%) Windows
18 140 (28.11%) Node.js
19 136 (27.31%) Continuous Integration
20 134 (26.91%) Terraform
21 132 (26.51%) Scrum
22 114 (22.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
23 113 (22.69%) TCP/IP
24 108 (21.69%) C#
24 108 (21.69%) Go
25 106 (21.29%) Firewall
26 100 (20.08%) Git (software)
27 92 (18.47%) Microservices
28 90 (18.07%) PowerShell

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 76 (15.26%) OpenStack
2 53 (10.64%) Tomcat
3 42 (8.43%) Apache
4 40 (8.03%) Apache Pig
5 31 (6.22%) Cloud Foundry
6 22 (4.42%) WebLogic
6 22 (4.42%) WebSphere
7 20 (4.02%) nginx
8 14 (2.81%) Apache Spark
8 14 (2.81%) Confluence
9 13 (2.61%) JBoss
9 13 (2.61%) WordPress
10 12 (2.41%) GlassFish
11 6 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.80%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.40%) Jetty
13 2 (0.40%) lighttpd
13 2 (0.40%) Moodle
14 1 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 1 (0.20%) Apache ServiceMix
Business Applications
1 3 (0.60%) Magento
2 1 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 323 (64.86%) Amazon AWS
2 251 (50.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 88 (17.67%) Google Cloud Platform
4 78 (15.66%) AWS CloudFormation
5 28 (5.62%) IaaS
6 26 (5.22%) Cloud Computing
6 26 (5.22%) OpenShift
7 25 (5.02%) PaaS
8 24 (4.82%) Serverless
9 23 (4.62%) IBM Cloud
10 11 (2.21%) GitHub
11 9 (1.81%) DigitalOcean
12 8 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (1.61%) Amazon S3
13 7 (1.41%) Linode
13 7 (1.41%) SaaS
13 7 (1.41%) Slack
13 7 (1.41%) Sumo Logic
13 7 (1.41%) Trello
14 6 (1.20%) Loggly
Communications & Networking
1 113 (22.69%) TCP/IP
2 106 (21.29%) Firewall
3 73 (14.66%) HTTP
4 54 (10.84%) VPN
5 48 (9.64%) SSL
6 29 (5.82%) DNS
7 26 (5.22%) Internet
8 14 (2.81%) VLAN
9 7 (1.41%) AMQP
10 6 (1.20%) SAN
11 5 (1.00%) SMTP
12 4 (0.80%) BGP
12 4 (0.80%) DHCP
12 4 (0.80%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (0.80%) NAS
13 3 (0.60%) SNMP
13 3 (0.60%) VoIP
14 2 (0.40%) LAN
14 2 (0.40%) WAN
14 2 (0.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (17.67%) Big Data
2 80 (16.06%) MySQL
3 69 (13.86%) SQL Server
4 54 (10.84%) Hadoop
5 41 (8.23%) Apache Hive
6 31 (6.22%) PostgreSQL
7 28 (5.62%) MongoDB
8 24 (4.82%) Apache Cassandra
9 19 (3.82%) Relational Database
10 17 (3.41%) Redis
11 11 (2.21%) NoSQL
11 11 (2.21%) RDBMS
12 10 (2.01%) Neo4j
13 7 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
13 7 (1.41%) HBase
14 6 (1.20%) Amazon Redshift
14 6 (1.20%) DB2
15 5 (1.00%) Data Lake
16 4 (0.80%) Blockchain
16 4 (0.80%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 164 (32.93%) Jenkins
2 114 (22.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 100 (20.08%) Git (software)
4 78 (15.66%) Vagrant
5 67 (13.45%) JIRA
6 66 (13.25%) TeamCity
7 62 (12.45%) Selenium
8 60 (12.05%) Bitbucket
9 49 (9.84%) Hudson
9 49 (9.84%) Robot Framework
10 47 (9.44%) Octopus Deploy
11 40 (8.03%) CodeSonar
11 40 (8.03%) git-flow
12 39 (7.83%) Subversion
13 27 (5.42%) Maven
14 14 (2.81%) Artifactory
14 14 (2.81%) Gradle
14 14 (2.81%) Sonatype Nexus
15 13 (2.61%) GitLab
15 13 (2.61%) TestNG
General
1 77 (15.46%) Finance
2 17 (3.41%) Banking
2 17 (3.41%) Marketing
3 15 (3.01%) Legal
4 13 (2.61%) Retail
5 12 (2.41%) Financial Institution
5 12 (2.41%) Investment Banking
6 10 (2.01%) Games
7 8 (1.61%) Publishing
7 8 (1.61%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.41%) Electronics
9 6 (1.20%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.80%) Law
11 2 (0.40%) Advertising
12 1 (0.20%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 257 (51.61%) DevOps Engineer
2 50 (10.04%) AWS DevOps
2 50 (10.04%) Software Engineer
3 48 (9.64%) AWS Engineer
4 43 (8.63%) Developer
5 41 (8.23%) Architect
5 41 (8.23%) Cloud Engineer
6 37 (7.43%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 35 (7.03%) C++ Software Engineer
7 35 (7.03%) Java Engineer
7 35 (7.03%) Java Software Engineer
8 29 (5.82%) C# Software Engineer
9 26 (5.22%) Cloud Architect
10 25 (5.02%) Java Developer
11 24 (4.82%) Linux Engineer
12 22 (4.42%) Platform Engineer
13 19 (3.82%) Senior DevOps
13 19 (3.82%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 18 (3.61%) DevOps Manager
14 18 (3.61%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (28.11%) Node.js
2 74 (14.86%) Java EE
3 68 (13.65%) .NET
4 54 (10.84%) LAMP
5 51 (10.24%) Web Services
6 50 (10.04%) RabbitMQ
7 49 (9.84%) REST
8 42 (8.43%) ASP.NET
8 42 (8.43%) Django
9 40 (8.03%) .NET Framework
9 40 (8.03%) SOAP
9 40 (8.03%) Spring MVC
9 40 (8.03%) STL
10 39 (7.83%) Spring
11 30 (6.02%) Elastic Stack
12 24 (4.82%) Spring Boot
13 23 (4.62%) CSS
13 23 (4.62%) HTML
14 20 (4.02%) LAPP Stack
15 17 (3.41%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 69 (13.86%) Public Cloud
2 50 (10.04%) Fintech
3 44 (8.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 42 (8.43%) Data Centre
5 41 (8.23%) Computer Science
6 39 (7.83%) Enterprise Software
7 31 (6.22%) Self-Motivation
8 24 (4.82%) Hybrid Cloud
9 23 (4.62%) Cloud Native
10 21 (4.22%) Blog
11 18 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
11 18 (3.61%) Linux Command Line
12 12 (2.41%) Cyberthreat
13 10 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
14 8 (1.61%) Semantic Web
15 7 (1.41%) Online Gambling
16 6 (1.20%) Private Cloud
16 6 (1.20%) Replication
16 6 (1.20%) Virtual Team
17 4 (0.80%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 374 (75.10%) Linux
2 141 (28.31%) Windows
3 54 (10.84%) Android
4 41 (8.23%) Apple iOS
5 40 (8.03%) Mac OS X
6 39 (7.83%) Unix
7 31 (6.22%) Ubuntu
8 22 (4.42%) CentOS
9 13 (2.61%) openSUSE
10 12 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (1.61%) Debian
12 6 (1.20%) CoreOS
12 6 (1.20%) Windows Server
13 3 (0.60%) Solaris
14 2 (0.40%) Amazon Linux
14 2 (0.40%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.20%) DC/OS
15 1 (0.20%) SUSE
15 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 384 (77.11%) DevOps
2 251 (50.40%) Configuration Management
3 224 (44.98%) Agile Software Development
4 147 (29.52%) Open Source
5 136 (27.31%) Continuous Integration
6 132 (26.51%) Scrum
7 92 (18.47%) Microservices
8 86 (17.27%) Software Engineering
9 85 (17.07%) Test Automation
10 82 (16.47%) High Availability
11 55 (11.04%) Cybersecurity
12 53 (10.64%) Load Balancing
13 52 (10.44%) Stakeholder Management
13 52 (10.44%) TDD
14 45 (9.04%) Problem-Solving
15 44 (8.84%) SIEM
16 43 (8.63%) API Design
16 43 (8.63%) Multithreading
17 42 (8.43%) Continuous Delivery
17 42 (8.43%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 396 (79.52%) Python
2 226 (45.38%) Java
3 188 (37.75%) Bash Shell
4 172 (34.54%) Ruby
5 108 (21.69%) C#
5 108 (21.69%) Go
6 90 (18.07%) PowerShell
7 82 (16.47%) JavaScript
8 78 (15.66%) PHP
9 77 (15.46%) Perl
10 74 (14.86%) C++
11 44 (8.84%) C
12 40 (8.03%) Objective-C
13 34 (6.83%) SQL
14 19 (3.82%) Shell Script
15 12 (2.41%) Scala
16 4 (0.80%) Groovy
17 3 (0.60%) Apex Code
17 3 (0.60%) Java 8
18 1 (0.20%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 72 (14.46%) Degree
2 46 (9.24%) Security Cleared
3 44 (8.84%) MCSE
3 44 (8.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 43 (8.63%) Cisco Certification
5 42 (8.43%) DV Cleared
6 41 (8.23%) CCNA
7 40 (8.03%) CISSP
7 40 (8.03%) CompTIA Security+
7 40 (8.03%) GIAC
7 40 (8.03%) Linux+ Certification
7 40 (8.03%) Network+ Certification
7 40 (8.03%) SANS
7 40 (8.03%) SSCP
8 22 (4.42%) Master's Degree
9 17 (3.41%) RHCE
10 16 (3.21%) RHCSA
11 12 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
12 9 (1.81%) SC Cleared
13 7 (1.41%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.42%) GCP
2 7 (1.41%) QA
3 3 (0.60%) GDPR
System Software
1 301 (60.44%) Docker
2 50 (10.04%) vSphere
3 26 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (3.61%) VirtualBox
5 15 (3.01%) Active Directory
6 13 (2.61%) Hyper-V
7 11 (2.21%) Xen
8 7 (1.41%) HDFS
9 6 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (1.00%) vCloud
11 3 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.20%) NFS
12 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 408 (81.93%) Ansible
2 407 (81.73%) Puppet
3 373 (74.90%) Opscode Chef
4 194 (38.96%) Kubernetes
5 134 (26.91%) Terraform
6 76 (15.26%) Nagios
7 61 (12.25%) Packer
8 60 (12.05%) Docker Swarm
8 60 (12.05%) ZABBIX
9 58 (11.65%) Grafana
10 54 (10.84%) Consul
11 52 (10.44%) Graphite
12 48 (9.64%) Opsview
13 14 (2.81%) CFEngine
14 10 (2.01%) BMC PATROL
15 8 (1.61%) Icinga
16 7 (1.41%) Mesos
17 6 (1.20%) Munin
18 3 (0.60%) HP SiteScope
18 3 (0.60%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 88 (17.67%) Google
2 82 (16.47%) Microsoft
3 49 (9.84%) Red Hat
4 43 (8.63%) VMware
5 33 (6.63%) SaltStack
6 29 (5.82%) Oracle
7 21 (4.22%) IBM
8 20 (4.02%) SAP
9 16 (3.21%) New Relic
10 15 (3.01%) Citrix
11 13 (2.61%) Splunk
12 10 (2.01%) BMC
13 7 (1.41%) Rackspace
14 6 (1.20%) Atlassian
15 5 (1.00%) Perforce
16 4 (0.80%) AppDynamics
16 4 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
17 3 (0.60%) NetApp
17 3 (0.60%) SolarWinds
18 2 (0.40%) EMC