Period
to 6 April 2020

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 6 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Salt
UK > England
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 752 699 809
Rank change year-on-year -53 +110 -35
Permanent jobs citing Salt 202 422 367
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.30% 0.22%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.42% 2.52% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 150 393 317
Median annual salary £78,750 £70,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +12.00% -
10th Percentile £55,000 £37,500 £39,000
90th Percentile £111,250 £95,000 £86,900
UK median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +12.00% -

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 14,261 16,723 16,280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.22% 12.08% 9.80%
Number of salaries quoted 11,082 13,075 13,143
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,500 £33,000 £31,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £54,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +6.48% +2.86%

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
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Salt in England

Salt
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Salt in England over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

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 6 April 2020. 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 -44 136 £85,000 +21.43% 11
South East +52 48 £75,000 +15.38% 2
South West +36 7 £80,000 +52.38%
Midlands +49 5 £72,500 +31.82% 1
West Midlands +46 5 £72,500 +31.82% 1
North of England +35 4 £61,250 +2.08% 3
Yorkshire +51 2 £50,000 -23.08% 2
North West 0 2 £72,500 +20.83%
Salt
UK

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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.

1 196 (97.03%) Puppet
2 186 (92.08%) Ansible
3 164 (81.19%) Python
4 155 (76.73%) Opscode Chef
5 137 (67.82%) Linux
6 134 (66.34%) Java
7 129 (63.86%) DevOps
8 116 (57.43%) AWS
9 96 (47.52%) Docker
10 91 (45.05%) Agile Software Development
11 88 (43.56%) Kubernetes
12 70 (34.65%) Terraform
13 65 (32.18%) Bash Shell
13 65 (32.18%) Ruby
14 64 (31.68%) Jenkins
15 63 (31.19%) Configuration Management
16 58 (28.71%) Azure
17 54 (26.73%) Degree
18 52 (25.74%) Git (software)
19 45 (22.28%) Kafka
20 44 (21.78%) Finance
21 41 (20.30%) Apache
22 40 (19.80%) Hadoop
22 40 (19.80%) Continuous Integration
23 39 (19.31%) Big Data
24 36 (17.82%) Apache Spark
24 36 (17.82%) C++
25 35 (17.33%) Vagrant
25 35 (17.33%) GCP
26 34 (16.83%) Security Cleared

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 41 (20.30%) Apache
2 36 (17.82%) Apache Spark
3 32 (15.84%) Elasticsearch
4 26 (12.87%) Apache Solr
4 26 (12.87%) Tomcat
5 11 (5.45%) nginx
5 11 (5.45%) OpenStack
6 8 (3.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 8 (3.96%) CMS
6 8 (3.96%) Headless CMS
7 5 (2.48%) Apache Airflow
7 5 (2.48%) Luigi
8 3 (1.49%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.50%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 116 (57.43%) AWS
2 58 (28.71%) Azure
3 35 (17.33%) GCP
4 19 (9.41%) IaaS
5 14 (6.93%) SaaS
6 13 (6.44%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (6.44%) PaaS
7 12 (5.94%) Serverless
8 11 (5.45%) Amazon S3
8 11 (5.45%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (3.96%) Apigee
9 8 (3.96%) Boomi
10 6 (2.97%) Datadog
10 6 (2.97%) DigitalOcean
10 6 (2.97%) Linode
11 5 (2.48%) GitHub
12 4 (1.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (1.98%) Power Platform
13 3 (1.49%) Amazon ECS
14 2 (0.99%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 24 (11.88%) Firewall
2 15 (7.43%) VPN
3 14 (6.93%) TCP/IP
4 10 (4.95%) MPLS
5 6 (2.97%) SSH
6 4 (1.98%) BGP
6 4 (1.98%) OSPF
6 4 (1.98%) VLAN
6 4 (1.98%) WAN
7 3 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.49%) Internet
7 3 (1.49%) LAN
7 3 (1.49%) Network Security
7 3 (1.49%) VPLS
8 2 (0.99%) AMQP
8 2 (0.99%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.99%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (0.99%) Cisco Wireless
8 2 (0.99%) VoIP
8 2 (0.99%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (19.80%) Hadoop
2 39 (19.31%) Big Data
3 29 (14.36%) Apache Cassandra
4 28 (13.86%) MongoDB
4 28 (13.86%) Neo4j
5 27 (13.37%) Apache Accumulo
6 16 (7.92%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (5.45%) IBM InfoSphere
7 11 (5.45%) OrientDB
8 10 (4.95%) MySQL
9 5 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (2.48%) NoSQL
9 5 (2.48%) SQL Server
10 4 (1.98%) Amazon Aurora
10 4 (1.98%) Power BI
10 4 (1.98%) Redis
10 4 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.50%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 64 (31.68%) Jenkins
2 52 (25.74%) Git (software)
3 35 (17.33%) Vagrant
4 22 (10.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 15 (7.43%) git-flow
5 15 (7.43%) RSpec
6 12 (5.94%) Hudson
7 9 (4.46%) CircleCI
7 9 (4.46%) TeamCity
8 8 (3.96%) JUnit
8 8 (3.96%) Mockito
8 8 (3.96%) Spock
9 7 (3.47%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (2.48%) Travis CI
11 4 (1.98%) Artifactory
11 4 (1.98%) Bitbucket
11 4 (1.98%) GitLab
11 4 (1.98%) Liquibase
12 2 (0.99%) Gerrit
12 2 (0.99%) Gradle
General
1 44 (21.78%) Finance
2 7 (3.47%) Banking
2 7 (3.47%) Games
3 6 (2.97%) Marketing
3 6 (2.97%) Public Sector
4 3 (1.49%) Billing
5 2 (0.99%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.50%) Back Office
6 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 96 (47.52%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (11.39%) Platform Engineer
3 19 (9.41%) AWS Engineer
4 18 (8.91%) Architect
4 18 (8.91%) Senior DevOps
4 18 (8.91%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 16 (7.92%) Solutions Architect
6 15 (7.43%) Analyst
6 15 (7.43%) Big Data Analyst
6 15 (7.43%) Data Analyst
7 14 (6.93%) Big Data Architect
7 14 (6.93%) Big Data Solutions Architect
7 14 (6.93%) Data Architect
8 12 (5.94%) Cloud Engineer
8 12 (5.94%) Linux Engineer
9 10 (4.95%) AWS DevOps
9 10 (4.95%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 10 (4.95%) Data Engineer
9 10 (4.95%) Technical Engineer
10 9 (4.46%) Kubernetes Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (22.28%) Kafka
2 29 (14.36%) Elastic Stack
3 26 (12.87%) Web Services
4 22 (10.89%) Natural Language Processing
5 18 (8.91%) Node.js
6 12 (5.94%) Spring Boot
7 11 (5.45%) ZeroMQ
8 10 (4.95%) JSON
8 10 (4.95%) RabbitMQ
8 10 (4.95%) YAML
9 9 (4.46%) J2EE
10 8 (3.96%) Spring
10 8 (3.96%) Spring Integration
11 6 (2.97%) boto
12 5 (2.48%) REST
13 4 (1.98%) Hibernate
13 4 (1.98%) LAMP
13 4 (1.98%) React
14 2 (0.99%) Jinja
14 2 (0.99%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.38%) Public Cloud
2 21 (10.40%) Data Centre
3 13 (6.44%) Virtual Team
4 12 (5.94%) Cloud Native
4 12 (5.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 11 (5.45%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (3.96%) iPad
7 7 (3.47%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (3.47%) Linux Command Line
7 7 (3.47%) Reinsurance
8 6 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (2.48%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.99%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.99%) NHS
11 2 (0.99%) PMI
12 1 (0.50%) Fibre Optics
12 1 (0.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 137 (67.82%) Linux
2 27 (13.37%) Windows
3 25 (12.38%) Unix
4 13 (6.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (4.46%) CentOS
6 8 (3.96%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (63.86%) DevOps
2 91 (45.05%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (31.19%) Configuration Management
4 40 (19.80%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (16.34%) Infrastructure Automation
6 31 (15.35%) Analytics
7 30 (14.85%) Business Development
7 30 (14.85%) Fintech
8 29 (14.36%) Technical Leadership
9 28 (13.86%) Microservices
9 28 (13.86%) Open Source
10 27 (13.37%) Machine Learning
10 27 (13.37%) Scrum
11 26 (12.87%) Computer Science
11 26 (12.87%) Data Analytics
12 25 (12.38%) High Availability
13 24 (11.88%) Software Engineering
14 22 (10.89%) Deployment Automation
14 22 (10.89%) Infrastructure as Code
14 22 (10.89%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 164 (81.19%) Python
2 134 (66.34%) Java
3 65 (32.18%) Bash Shell
3 65 (32.18%) Ruby
4 36 (17.82%) C++
5 33 (16.34%) Perl
6 32 (15.84%) SQL
7 31 (15.35%) JavaScript
8 30 (14.85%) Go
8 30 (14.85%) Scala
9 15 (7.43%) MATLAB
10 14 (6.93%) Shell Script
11 10 (4.95%) C
12 9 (4.46%) Groovy
13 8 (3.96%) C#
13 8 (3.96%) Java 8
14 5 (2.48%) PowerShell
15 4 (1.98%) T-SQL
16 3 (1.49%) PHP
17 2 (0.99%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 54 (26.73%) Degree
2 34 (16.83%) Security Cleared
3 31 (15.35%) SC Cleared
4 24 (11.88%) DV Cleared
5 9 (4.46%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.49%) CCNP
7 3 (1.49%) RHCE
7 3 (1.49%) RHCSA
8 2 (0.99%) CCIE
8 2 (0.99%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.50%) CCNA
9 1 (0.50%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.50%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.97%) PCI DSS
1 6 (2.97%) QA
2 2 (0.99%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 96 (47.52%) Docker
2 27 (13.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 15 (7.43%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (2.97%) iptables
4 6 (2.97%) Xen
5 5 (2.48%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (1.98%) vSphere
6 4 (1.98%) zsh
7 2 (0.99%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.99%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.50%) LXC
8 1 (0.50%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.50%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 196 (97.03%) Puppet
2 186 (92.08%) Ansible
3 155 (76.73%) Opscode Chef
4 88 (43.56%) Kubernetes
5 70 (34.65%) Terraform
6 30 (14.85%) Packer
7 28 (13.86%) Consul
8 17 (8.42%) Prometheus
9 15 (7.43%) Grafana
9 15 (7.43%) Icinga
10 13 (6.44%) Docker Swarm
10 13 (6.44%) Graphite
10 13 (6.44%) Nagios
10 13 (6.44%) Opsview
10 13 (6.44%) ZABBIX
11 8 (3.96%) Istio
11 8 (3.96%) Kibana
11 8 (3.96%) Knative
12 3 (1.49%) Mesos
13 2 (0.99%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 27 (13.37%) Google
2 22 (10.89%) Oracle
2 22 (10.89%) Red Hat
3 19 (9.41%) IBM
4 12 (5.94%) VMware
5 10 (4.95%) Microsoft
6 8 (3.96%) Adobe
6 8 (3.96%) Dell
6 8 (3.96%) Dynatrace
6 8 (3.96%) MuleSoft
6 8 (3.96%) New Relic
6 8 (3.96%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (3.96%) SAP
6 8 (3.96%) Splunk
7 7 (3.47%) SaltStack
8 6 (2.97%) Sun
9 4 (1.98%) AppDynamics
10 3 (1.49%) Cisco
11 2 (0.99%) Cadence
11 2 (0.99%) Riverbed