Period
to 19 November 2019

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 19 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Salt
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 775 637 893
Rank change year-on-year -138 +256 -103
Permanent jobs citing Salt 258 568 293
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.38% 0.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.57% 3.42% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 175 432 260
England median annual salary £75,000 £62,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +8.70% -8.00%
10th Percentile £47,500 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £116,500 £95,000 £78,300
UK median annual salary £75,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +25.00% +4.35% -8.00%

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 16,420 16,601 14,938
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.99% 11.00% 8.93%
Number of salaries quoted 12,648 13,156 12,373
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +1.85% +8.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £86,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 19 November 2019.

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 19 November 2019. 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 -55 198 £81,250 +16.07% 22
South East +24 33 £65,000 +8.33% 3
North of England -37 13 £62,500 +4.17% 3
North West -33 12 £62,500 +4.17%
Midlands +15 7 £52,500 -8.70% 2
South West -17 7 £55,000 +22.22% 1
West Midlands +21 6 £55,000 -4.35% 1
Yorkshire +17 1 £62,500 +11.11% 2
East Midlands +16 1 £45,000 -14.29% 1
Salt
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2019, 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.

1 244 (94.57%) Ansible
2 242 (93.80%) Puppet
3 233 (90.31%) Opscode Chef
4 207 (80.23%) DevOps
5 182 (70.54%) Python
6 174 (67.44%) Linux
7 169 (65.50%) AWS
8 148 (57.36%) Docker
9 137 (53.10%) Kubernetes
10 136 (52.71%) Terraform
11 128 (49.61%) Azure
12 122 (47.29%) Java
13 117 (45.35%) Agile Software Development
13 117 (45.35%) Jenkins
14 116 (44.96%) Configuration Management
15 108 (41.86%) GCP
16 102 (39.53%) Continuous Integration
17 83 (32.17%) Ruby
18 79 (30.62%) Google
19 70 (27.13%) Open Source
19 70 (27.13%) Vagrant
20 65 (25.19%) Scrum
21 60 (23.26%) Firewall
22 58 (22.48%) Degree
23 54 (20.93%) Infrastructure as Code
24 52 (20.16%) Bash Shell
25 50 (19.38%) Packer
26 49 (18.99%) Go
26 49 (18.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
27 46 (17.83%) Public Cloud

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 35 (13.57%) OpenStack
2 25 (9.69%) Elasticsearch
3 19 (7.36%) nginx
4 17 (6.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 17 (6.59%) CMS
4 17 (6.59%) Headless CMS
5 11 (4.26%) Tomcat
6 10 (3.88%) Apache
6 10 (3.88%) Cloud Foundry
7 7 (2.71%) Apache Solr
7 7 (2.71%) Apache Spark
8 5 (1.94%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.55%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.39%) JBoss
10 1 (0.39%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.39%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.39%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 169 (65.50%) AWS
2 128 (49.61%) Azure
3 108 (41.86%) GCP
4 34 (13.18%) IaaS
5 30 (11.63%) AWS CloudFormation
5 30 (11.63%) SaaS
6 29 (11.24%) PaaS
7 24 (9.30%) Cloud Computing
8 22 (8.53%) Serverless
9 17 (6.59%) Apigee
9 17 (6.59%) Boomi
10 11 (4.26%) DigitalOcean
10 11 (4.26%) Linode
11 10 (3.88%) OpenShift
12 8 (3.10%) GitHub
13 6 (2.33%) Amazon Kinesis
14 5 (1.94%) Rackspace Cloud
15 4 (1.55%) IBM Cloud
15 4 (1.55%) Power Platform
16 3 (1.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 60 (23.26%) Firewall
2 33 (12.79%) VPN
3 22 (8.53%) TCP/IP
4 16 (6.20%) Internet
5 6 (2.33%) AMQP
5 6 (2.33%) DNS
6 4 (1.55%) DHCP
7 3 (1.16%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (1.16%) iSCSI
7 3 (1.16%) NAS
7 3 (1.16%) SAN
8 2 (0.78%) BGP
8 2 (0.78%) HTTP
8 2 (0.78%) LAN
8 2 (0.78%) MPLS
8 2 (0.78%) Network Security
8 2 (0.78%) OSPF
8 2 (0.78%) VPLS
8 2 (0.78%) WAN
9 1 (0.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
2 17 (6.59%) Redis
3 11 (4.26%) Big Data
4 10 (3.88%) MongoDB
5 8 (3.10%) Hadoop
5 8 (3.10%) MySQL
6 7 (2.71%) Apache Accumulo
6 7 (2.71%) Neo4j
7 6 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (2.33%) Cosmos DB
7 6 (2.33%) SQL Server
8 4 (1.55%) IBM InfoSphere
8 4 (1.55%) OrientDB
8 4 (1.55%) Power BI
8 4 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.16%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.39%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 117 (45.35%) Jenkins
2 70 (27.13%) Vagrant
3 49 (18.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 34 (13.18%) TeamCity
5 30 (11.63%) Hudson
6 24 (9.30%) Git (software)
7 17 (6.59%) JUnit
7 17 (6.59%) Mockito
7 17 (6.59%) Spock
8 15 (5.81%) Octopus Deploy
9 10 (3.88%) JIRA
10 8 (3.10%) CircleCI
11 6 (2.33%) Bitbucket
12 3 (1.16%) Ant
12 3 (1.16%) Maven
12 3 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (1.16%) Travis CI
13 2 (0.78%) git-flow
13 2 (0.78%) Selenium
13 2 (0.78%) Subversion
General
1 45 (17.44%) Finance
2 34 (13.18%) Public Sector
3 18 (6.98%) Games
4 16 (6.20%) Billing
5 13 (5.04%) Marketing
6 6 (2.33%) Banking
7 4 (1.55%) Legal
8 2 (0.78%) Law
9 1 (0.39%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 158 (61.24%) DevOps Engineer
2 41 (15.89%) AWS Engineer
3 35 (13.57%) Platform Engineer
3 35 (13.57%) Senior DevOps
3 35 (13.57%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 31 (12.02%) Cloud Engineer
5 25 (9.69%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 23 (8.91%) AWS DevOps
6 23 (8.91%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 22 (8.53%) Linux Engineer
8 19 (7.36%) Software Engineer
9 18 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 18 (6.98%) Java Engineer
9 18 (6.98%) Java Software Engineer
9 18 (6.98%) Technical Engineer
10 17 (6.59%) E-Commerce Engineer
10 17 (6.59%) Lead Software Engineer
10 17 (6.59%) Technical Leader
11 16 (6.20%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
12 15 (5.81%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (9.30%) REST
2 23 (8.91%) RabbitMQ
3 22 (8.53%) Elastic Stack
4 21 (8.14%) Node.js
4 21 (8.14%) Spring
4 21 (8.14%) Spring Boot
5 20 (7.75%) Web Services
6 18 (6.98%) J2EE
7 17 (6.59%) Spring Integration
8 12 (4.65%) boto
9 8 (3.10%) Kafka
10 7 (2.71%) .NET
10 7 (2.71%) Natural Language Processing
11 5 (1.94%) Dropwizard
11 5 (1.94%) Java EE
11 5 (1.94%) Velocity
12 4 (1.55%) Spring Cloud
12 4 (1.55%) ZeroMQ
13 2 (0.78%) LAMP
14 1 (0.39%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (17.83%) Public Cloud
2 27 (10.47%) Virtual Team
3 26 (10.08%) Greenfield Project
4 23 (8.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 20 (7.75%) Cloud Native
5 20 (7.75%) Data Centre
6 17 (6.59%) iPad
7 16 (6.20%) Video Conferencing
8 13 (5.04%) Private Cloud
9 10 (3.88%) Linux Command Line
10 9 (3.49%) Online Gambling
11 7 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (2.33%) Mobile Banking
13 5 (1.94%) Algorithms
13 5 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
14 4 (1.55%) Hedge funds
14 4 (1.55%) Mainframe
14 4 (1.55%) NHS
14 4 (1.55%) User Experience
15 3 (1.16%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 174 (67.44%) Linux
2 42 (16.28%) Windows
3 30 (11.63%) Unix
4 10 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (3.10%) Ubuntu
6 6 (2.33%) CentOS
7 3 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.78%) Android
8 2 (0.78%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.78%) Debian
9 1 (0.39%) Fedora
9 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.39%) Solaris
9 1 (0.39%) SUSE
9 1 (0.39%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (80.23%) DevOps
2 117 (45.35%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (44.96%) Configuration Management
4 102 (39.53%) Continuous Integration
5 70 (27.13%) Open Source
6 65 (25.19%) Scrum
7 54 (20.93%) Infrastructure as Code
8 45 (17.44%) Computer Science
8 45 (17.44%) Deployment Automation
9 43 (16.67%) Migration
10 42 (16.28%) Continuous Deployment
11 35 (13.57%) Mathematics
12 34 (13.18%) Capacity Planning
12 34 (13.18%) Microservices
13 33 (12.79%) Software Engineering
14 31 (12.02%) Infrastructure Automation
15 30 (11.63%) High Availability
15 30 (11.63%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 29 (11.24%) Stakeholder Management
17 28 (10.85%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 182 (70.54%) Python
2 122 (47.29%) Java
3 83 (32.17%) Ruby
4 52 (20.16%) Bash Shell
5 49 (18.99%) Go
6 44 (17.05%) JavaScript
7 28 (10.85%) C#
8 23 (8.91%) C++
9 21 (8.14%) Perl
10 17 (6.59%) Groovy
10 17 (6.59%) Java 8
11 15 (5.81%) PowerShell
12 12 (4.65%) SQL
13 10 (3.88%) PHP
13 10 (3.88%) Shell Script
14 9 (3.49%) C
15 6 (2.33%) Scala
16 4 (1.55%) T-SQL
17 3 (1.16%) MATLAB
18 1 (0.39%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 58 (22.48%) Degree
2 22 (8.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (6.20%) Security Cleared
4 15 (5.81%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.71%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.33%) CCNA
7 4 (1.55%) CCNP
7 4 (1.55%) PhD
8 3 (1.16%) MCTS
8 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.16%) OCPJP
8 3 (1.16%) RHCSA
8 3 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.39%) CCIE
9 1 (0.39%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.59%) QA
2 2 (0.78%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 148 (57.36%) Docker
2 14 (5.43%) Xen
3 10 (3.88%) VMware Workstation
4 9 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (2.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (1.94%) vSphere
7 3 (1.16%) Active Directory
7 3 (1.16%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.16%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.39%) Ceph
8 1 (0.39%) KVM
8 1 (0.39%) Lustre
8 1 (0.39%) NFS
8 1 (0.39%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 244 (94.57%) Ansible
2 242 (93.80%) Puppet
3 233 (90.31%) Opscode Chef
4 137 (53.10%) Kubernetes
5 136 (52.71%) Terraform
6 50 (19.38%) Packer
7 37 (14.34%) Docker Swarm
8 35 (13.57%) Consul
8 35 (13.57%) Grafana
8 35 (13.57%) Nagios
8 35 (13.57%) ZABBIX
9 34 (13.18%) Graphite
9 34 (13.18%) Opsview
10 17 (6.59%) Istio
10 17 (6.59%) Kibana
10 17 (6.59%) Knative
10 17 (6.59%) Mesos
11 4 (1.55%) vCenter Server
12 3 (1.16%) Prometheus
12 3 (1.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 79 (30.62%) Google
2 25 (9.69%) IBM
3 24 (9.30%) VMware
4 21 (8.14%) Oracle
4 21 (8.14%) SAP
5 20 (7.75%) Salesforce.com
6 19 (7.36%) Microsoft
7 17 (6.59%) Adobe
7 17 (6.59%) Dell
7 17 (6.59%) Dynatrace
7 17 (6.59%) MuleSoft
7 17 (6.59%) New Relic
7 17 (6.59%) Splunk
8 14 (5.43%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.94%) Atlassian
9 5 (1.94%) Rackspace
10 3 (1.16%) AppDynamics
10 3 (1.16%) Citrix
10 3 (1.16%) SaltStack
11 2 (0.78%) Cisco