Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Salt
UK > England
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 839 764 902
Rank change year-on-year -75 +138 +119
Permanent jobs citing Salt 338 421 362
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.25% 0.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.20% 2.89% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 292 375 310
England median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.70% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £41,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £86,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +13.64% -4.35%

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 15,337 14,583 16,146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 9.31% 8.80% 8.18%
Number of salaries quoted 12,509 11,929 13,235
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £53,500 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.88% +3.00% +6.38%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -46 224 £65,000 +4.00% 43
North of England +10 55 £52,500 - 9
North West +7 32 £52,500 - 5
South East -8 25 £60,000 +14.29% 10
Yorkshire +23 21 £52,500 - 4
South West -25 19 £45,000 -28.00% 2
Midlands +4 10 £60,000 - 2
West Midlands +19 8 £65,000 +62.50% 1
East of England +3 5 £62,500 +28.87% 1
East Midlands +6 2 £56,250 -6.25% 1
North East -17 2 £52,500 +5.00%
Salt
UK

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 300 (88.76%) Ansible
2 296 (87.57%) Puppet
3 274 (81.07%) Linux
4 269 (79.59%) Opscode Chef
5 256 (75.74%) Python
6 238 (70.41%) DevOps
7 233 (68.93%) Amazon AWS
8 188 (55.62%) Configuration Management
9 172 (50.89%) Docker
10 157 (46.45%) Jenkins
11 151 (44.67%) Ruby
12 144 (42.60%) Bash Shell
13 122 (36.09%) Terraform
14 117 (34.62%) Java
15 113 (33.43%) Microsoft Azure
16 111 (32.84%) Continuous Integration
17 107 (31.66%) Kubernetes
18 97 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
19 96 (28.40%) TCP/IP
20 91 (26.92%) Open Source
21 84 (24.85%) Web Services
22 78 (23.08%) Red Hat
23 77 (22.78%) Perl
24 76 (22.49%) Git (software)
25 75 (22.19%) Test Automation
26 70 (20.71%) SaltStack
26 70 (20.71%) Vagrant
26 70 (20.71%) Nagios
27 66 (19.53%) Degree
28 65 (19.23%) Node.js

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 50 (14.79%) OpenStack
2 45 (13.31%) Apache
3 33 (9.76%) nginx
4 21 (6.21%) Apache Spark
5 19 (5.62%) Tomcat
6 10 (2.96%) Apache Pig
6 10 (2.96%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (2.96%) JBoss
7 7 (2.07%) WordPress
8 6 (1.78%) Jetty
9 5 (1.48%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (1.48%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.18%) Confluence
10 4 (1.18%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.89%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 3 (0.89%) Traffic Server
12 2 (0.59%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.59%) IIS
12 2 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 233 (68.93%) Amazon AWS
2 113 (33.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (14.50%) AWS CloudFormation
4 37 (10.95%) Google Cloud Platform
5 35 (10.36%) IaaS
6 28 (8.28%) SaaS
7 25 (7.40%) PaaS
8 23 (6.80%) Cloud Computing
9 19 (5.62%) GitHub
10 17 (5.03%) OpenShift
11 9 (2.66%) Loggly
11 9 (2.66%) Sumo Logic
12 8 (2.37%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (2.07%) Datadog
14 5 (1.48%) Slack
15 4 (1.18%) Trello
16 2 (0.59%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 2 (0.59%) DigitalOcean
17 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
17 1 (0.30%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 96 (28.40%) TCP/IP
2 60 (17.75%) Firewall
3 55 (16.27%) DNS
4 43 (12.72%) HTTP
5 23 (6.80%) VPN
6 21 (6.21%) Cisco ASA
6 21 (6.21%) Cisco Nexus
6 21 (6.21%) SSL
7 20 (5.92%) Internet
8 16 (4.73%) Ethernet
9 14 (4.14%) LAN
10 13 (3.85%) SNMP
10 13 (3.85%) WAN
11 12 (3.55%) Broadband
12 9 (2.66%) Intrusion Detection
12 9 (2.66%) VLAN
13 8 (2.37%) DHCP
13 8 (2.37%) SMTP
14 7 (2.07%) FTP
15 6 (1.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (18.34%) MySQL
2 51 (15.09%) Big Data
3 41 (12.13%) Hadoop
4 36 (10.65%) PostgreSQL
5 27 (7.99%) Apache Cassandra
6 23 (6.80%) MongoDB
7 22 (6.51%) SQL Server
8 21 (6.21%) Relational Database
9 20 (5.92%) NoSQL
9 20 (5.92%) Redis
10 15 (4.44%) InfluxDB
11 11 (3.25%) Apache Hive
12 7 (2.07%) Data Lake
13 5 (1.48%) HBase
13 5 (1.48%) RDBMS
13 5 (1.48%) Riak
14 3 (0.89%) MariaDB
15 2 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 2 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
15 2 (0.59%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 157 (46.45%) Jenkins
2 76 (22.49%) Git (software)
3 70 (20.71%) Vagrant
4 62 (18.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 38 (11.24%) TeamCity
6 37 (10.95%) Sonatype Nexus
7 30 (8.88%) Maven
8 28 (8.28%) JIRA
9 26 (7.69%) Subversion
10 23 (6.80%) Selenium
11 22 (6.51%) Bitbucket
12 17 (5.03%) Travis CI
13 15 (4.44%) Artifactory
14 13 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
15 12 (3.55%) Hudson
16 10 (2.96%) git-flow
16 10 (2.96%) GitLab
16 10 (2.96%) JUnit
16 10 (2.96%) Robot Framework
16 10 (2.96%) TestNG
General
1 25 (7.40%) Finance
2 23 (6.80%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.96%) Publishing
4 9 (2.66%) Retail
5 4 (1.18%) Advertising
5 4 (1.18%) Law
5 4 (1.18%) Legal
6 3 (0.89%) Games
7 1 (0.30%) Banking
7 1 (0.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 149 (44.08%) DevOps Engineer
2 89 (26.33%) Linux Engineer
3 75 (22.19%) AWS Engineer
4 66 (19.53%) AWS DevOps
5 60 (17.75%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 56 (16.57%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 45 (13.31%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 31 (9.17%) Developer
9 26 (7.69%) Administrator
9 26 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
10 25 (7.40%) Consultant
11 23 (6.80%) Architect
11 23 (6.80%) Linux Administrator
11 23 (6.80%) Systems Administrator
12 21 (6.21%) Cloud Engineer
12 21 (6.21%) DevOps Architect
12 21 (6.21%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 19 (5.62%) Linux Systems Engineer
13 19 (5.62%) Senior DevOps
14 18 (5.33%) Senior Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (24.85%) Web Services
2 65 (19.23%) Node.js
3 30 (8.88%) Elastic Stack
4 28 (8.28%) .NET
5 27 (7.99%) REST
6 26 (7.69%) LAMP
7 21 (6.21%) CSS
7 21 (6.21%) HTML
8 19 (5.62%) RabbitMQ
9 18 (5.33%) JSON
10 17 (5.03%) Java EE
11 16 (4.73%) Kafka
12 14 (4.14%) jQuery
13 13 (3.85%) Django
14 12 (3.55%) ASP.NET
14 12 (3.55%) CSS3
14 12 (3.55%) HTML5
14 12 (3.55%) LAPP Stack
14 12 (3.55%) Spring
15 11 (3.25%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 50 (14.79%) Computer Science
2 37 (10.95%) Public Cloud
3 36 (10.65%) Management Information System
4 30 (8.88%) Data Centre
5 13 (3.85%) Replication
6 12 (3.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 10 (2.96%) Linux Command Line
7 10 (2.96%) Semantic Web
8 7 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.78%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.18%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.89%) Fintech
11 3 (0.89%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.59%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.59%) Renewable Energy
12 2 (0.59%) User Experience
13 1 (0.30%) Blog
13 1 (0.30%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 274 (81.07%) Linux
2 58 (17.16%) CentOS
3 48 (14.20%) Ubuntu
4 47 (13.91%) Windows
5 46 (13.61%) Unix
6 34 (10.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (6.51%) Debian
8 17 (5.03%) Android
9 10 (2.96%) Apple iOS
9 10 (2.96%) Mac OS X
10 7 (2.07%) openSUSE
11 6 (1.78%) CoreOS
11 6 (1.78%) Solaris
12 5 (1.48%) Windows Server
13 4 (1.18%) AIX
13 4 (1.18%) HPUX
13 4 (1.18%) SUSE
14 2 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.30%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (70.41%) DevOps
2 188 (55.62%) Configuration Management
3 111 (32.84%) Continuous Integration
4 97 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
5 91 (26.92%) Open Source
6 75 (22.19%) Test Automation
7 49 (14.50%) Continuous Deployment
8 38 (11.24%) Microservices
9 34 (10.06%) Scrum
10 32 (9.47%) High Availability
11 30 (8.88%) Mathematics
12 29 (8.58%) Continuous Delivery
13 28 (8.28%) Presales
14 26 (7.69%) ITIL
15 25 (7.40%) Cloud Operations
15 25 (7.40%) Load Balancing
15 25 (7.40%) Load Testing
15 25 (7.40%) TDD
16 24 (7.10%) Software Engineering
17 21 (6.21%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 256 (75.74%) Python
2 151 (44.67%) Ruby
3 144 (42.60%) Bash Shell
4 117 (34.62%) Java
5 77 (22.78%) Perl
6 49 (14.50%) Go
7 48 (14.20%) JavaScript
8 39 (11.54%) PHP
9 34 (10.06%) PowerShell
10 26 (7.69%) C#
10 26 (7.69%) C++
11 18 (5.33%) SQL
12 15 (4.44%) Shell Script
13 14 (4.14%) Scala
14 12 (3.55%) C
15 10 (2.96%) Objective-C
16 7 (2.07%) VBScript
17 5 (1.48%) PHP 5
17 5 (1.48%) PHP 7
18 2 (0.59%) Korn
Qualifications
1 66 (19.53%) Degree
2 37 (10.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 24 (7.10%) Numerate Degree
4 19 (5.62%) CCNA
4 19 (5.62%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (4.44%) Security Cleared
6 12 (3.55%) SC Cleared
7 9 (2.66%) CCNP
8 8 (2.37%) CISSP
8 8 (2.37%) CompTIA Security+
8 8 (2.37%) GIAC
8 8 (2.37%) Linux+ Certification
8 8 (2.37%) MCSE
8 8 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (2.37%) Network+ Certification
8 8 (2.37%) SANS
8 8 (2.37%) SSCP
9 5 (1.48%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.89%) RHCE
11 2 (0.59%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.37%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.48%) GCP
3 5 (1.48%) QA
4 2 (0.59%) SLA
System Software
1 172 (50.89%) Docker
2 53 (15.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (6.21%) Hyper-V
3 21 (6.21%) iptables
4 15 (4.44%) vSphere
5 10 (2.96%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (2.96%) VirtualBox
6 7 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.78%) HDFS
7 6 (1.78%) Xen
8 4 (1.18%) KVM
8 4 (1.18%) XenApp
9 3 (0.89%) Active Directory
9 3 (0.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.59%) NFS
10 2 (0.59%) vCloud
11 1 (0.30%) Gluster
11 1 (0.30%) LXC
11 1 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.30%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 300 (88.76%) Ansible
2 296 (87.57%) Puppet
3 269 (79.59%) Opscode Chef
4 122 (36.09%) Terraform
5 107 (31.66%) Kubernetes
6 70 (20.71%) Nagios
7 38 (11.24%) Packer
7 38 (11.24%) ZABBIX
8 30 (8.88%) Grafana
9 23 (6.80%) Icinga
10 21 (6.21%) SELinux
11 20 (5.92%) Cacti
12 18 (5.33%) Consul
13 15 (4.44%) Mesos
14 12 (3.55%) Docker Swarm
15 10 (2.96%) Graphite
16 8 (2.37%) Opsview
16 8 (2.37%) Rancher
17 7 (2.07%) HP SiteScope
17 7 (2.07%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 78 (23.08%) Red Hat
2 70 (20.71%) SaltStack
3 63 (18.64%) VMware
4 40 (11.83%) Google
5 34 (10.06%) Cisco
6 32 (9.47%) Oracle
7 26 (7.69%) Microsoft
8 22 (6.51%) New Relic
9 15 (4.44%) Citrix
9 15 (4.44%) Splunk
10 14 (4.14%) Rackspace
11 9 (2.66%) SolarWinds
12 8 (2.37%) Atlassian
12 8 (2.37%) BMC
13 7 (2.07%) HP
14 6 (1.78%) AppDynamics
15 4 (1.18%) CheckPoint
15 4 (1.18%) EMC
15 4 (1.18%) IBM
15 4 (1.18%) Juniper