Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Salt
UK > England
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 771 789 817
Rank change year-on-year +18 +28 +148
Permanent jobs citing Salt 385 368 450
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.23% 0.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.39% 2.59% 2.74%
Number of salaries quoted 316 329 403
England median annual salary £62,500 £59,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.93% -1.67% +4.35%
10th Percentile £40,000 £39,750 £38,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% -4.17% +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 16,076 14,233 16,423
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 9.99% 8.86% 8.69%
Number of salaries quoted 12,883 11,551 13,438
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,000 £30,425
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £75,000
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 20 May 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 20 May 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 +31 256 £70,000 +12.00% 48
North of England +15 59 £52,500 - 11
South East -18 45 £50,000 +5.26% 4
North West +9 39 £52,500 - 7
Yorkshire +21 18 £52,500 -4.55% 4
South West -20 13 £43,750 -22.22% 2
Midlands +2 7 £60,000 +14.29% 1
East of England -20 5 £75,000 +20.00% 4
West Midlands +13 4 £65,000 +23.81% 1
East Midlands -2 3 £50,000 -4.76%
North East -16 2 £52,500 -19.23%
Salt
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 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.

1 329 (85.45%) Ansible
2 320 (83.12%) Puppet
3 303 (78.70%) Opscode Chef
4 302 (78.44%) Linux
5 299 (77.66%) Python
6 291 (75.58%) DevOps
7 256 (66.49%) Amazon AWS
8 219 (56.88%) Docker
9 202 (52.47%) Configuration Management
10 173 (44.94%) Bash Shell
11 159 (41.30%) Jenkins
12 140 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
13 139 (36.10%) Ruby
14 136 (35.32%) Java
14 136 (35.32%) Terraform
15 130 (33.77%) Continuous Integration
16 127 (32.99%) Kubernetes
17 118 (30.65%) Agile Software Development
18 102 (26.49%) TCP/IP
19 90 (23.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 86 (22.34%) Open Source
21 85 (22.08%) Web Services
22 80 (20.78%) Big Data
23 78 (20.26%) Node.js
24 74 (19.22%) Test Automation
25 73 (18.96%) Git (software)
26 67 (17.40%) Degree
27 65 (16.88%) Perl
27 65 (16.88%) HTTP
28 62 (16.10%) Windows

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 54 (14.03%) OpenStack
2 43 (11.17%) Apache
3 27 (7.01%) nginx
4 21 (5.45%) Apache Spark
5 17 (4.42%) Tomcat
6 16 (4.16%) Confluence
7 15 (3.90%) Apache Pig
8 10 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (2.34%) WordPress
10 7 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (1.82%) JBoss
11 6 (1.56%) Jetty
12 4 (1.04%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.78%) Apache ServiceMix
13 3 (0.78%) IIS
13 3 (0.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 3 (0.78%) Traffic Server
13 3 (0.78%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.52%) GlassFish
14 2 (0.52%) Mongrel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 256 (66.49%) Amazon AWS
2 140 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (15.06%) AWS CloudFormation
4 42 (10.91%) Google Cloud Platform
4 42 (10.91%) IaaS
5 22 (5.71%) SaaS
6 20 (5.19%) Cloud Computing
6 20 (5.19%) PaaS
7 17 (4.42%) OpenShift
8 16 (4.16%) GitHub
9 11 (2.86%) Slack
10 10 (2.60%) Trello
11 9 (2.34%) Datadog
12 8 (2.08%) DigitalOcean
12 8 (2.08%) Sumo Logic
13 7 (1.82%) Loggly
14 6 (1.56%) Linode
15 2 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
15 2 (0.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 2 (0.52%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 102 (26.49%) TCP/IP
2 65 (16.88%) HTTP
3 62 (16.10%) Firewall
4 44 (11.43%) DNS
5 33 (8.57%) VPN
6 27 (7.01%) SSL
7 20 (5.19%) Internet
8 10 (2.60%) SMTP
9 9 (2.34%) LAN
10 8 (2.08%) DHCP
10 8 (2.08%) SNMP
10 8 (2.08%) WAN
11 7 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (1.82%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (1.82%) Ethernet
12 6 (1.56%) AMQP
12 6 (1.56%) Broadband
12 6 (1.56%) FTP
12 6 (1.56%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (1.56%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (20.78%) Big Data
2 57 (14.81%) MySQL
3 40 (10.39%) Hadoop
4 36 (9.35%) SQL Server
5 34 (8.83%) PostgreSQL
6 31 (8.05%) Apache Cassandra
7 20 (5.19%) Redis
8 19 (4.94%) MongoDB
8 19 (4.94%) NoSQL
9 17 (4.42%) Apache Hive
10 16 (4.16%) Relational Database
11 9 (2.34%) Data Lake
12 8 (2.08%) HBase
13 6 (1.56%) InfluxDB
14 5 (1.30%) RDBMS
15 3 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
15 3 (0.78%) DB2
16 2 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
16 2 (0.52%) Amazon Redshift
16 2 (0.52%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 159 (41.30%) Jenkins
2 90 (23.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 73 (18.96%) Git (software)
4 61 (15.84%) Vagrant
5 46 (11.95%) TeamCity
6 42 (10.91%) JIRA
7 33 (8.57%) Maven
8 32 (8.31%) Subversion
9 30 (7.79%) Selenium
10 29 (7.53%) Bitbucket
11 28 (7.27%) Sonatype Nexus
12 23 (5.97%) Hudson
13 21 (5.45%) Artifactory
14 16 (4.16%) Robot Framework
15 15 (3.90%) CodeSonar
15 15 (3.90%) git-flow
16 12 (3.12%) Gradle
16 12 (3.12%) JUnit
16 12 (3.12%) MSBuild
16 12 (3.12%) TestNG
General
1 41 (10.65%) Finance
2 18 (4.68%) Publishing
3 14 (3.64%) Retail
4 12 (3.12%) Banking
5 11 (2.86%) Legal
5 11 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.08%) Marketing
7 6 (1.56%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.56%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.04%) Advertising
9 2 (0.52%) Law
10 1 (0.26%) Back Office
10 1 (0.26%) Electronics
10 1 (0.26%) Games
10 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 212 (55.06%) DevOps Engineer
2 81 (21.04%) AWS Engineer
3 77 (20.00%) AWS DevOps
4 67 (17.40%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 63 (16.36%) Linux Engineer
6 41 (10.65%) Cloud Engineer
7 37 (9.61%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 35 (9.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 31 (8.05%) Architect
10 29 (7.53%) Developer
11 27 (7.01%) DevOps Architect
12 21 (5.45%) Automation Engineer
12 21 (5.45%) Senior DevOps
12 21 (5.45%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 20 (5.19%) Consultant
14 19 (4.94%) Cloud Automation Engineer
14 19 (4.94%) Java Developer
15 16 (4.16%) Software Engineer
16 15 (3.90%) Systems Administrator
17 14 (3.64%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (22.08%) Web Services
2 78 (20.26%) Node.js
3 28 (7.27%) RabbitMQ
4 26 (6.75%) LAMP
4 26 (6.75%) REST
5 25 (6.49%) .NET
5 25 (6.49%) Java EE
6 22 (5.71%) Elastic Stack
7 20 (5.19%) CSS
7 20 (5.19%) HTML
8 17 (4.42%) ASP.NET
8 17 (4.42%) Django
8 17 (4.42%) LAPP Stack
9 16 (4.16%) Kafka
10 15 (3.90%) .NET Framework
10 15 (3.90%) SOAP
10 15 (3.90%) Spring
10 15 (3.90%) Spring MVC
10 15 (3.90%) STL
11 14 (3.64%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.87%) Public Cloud
2 33 (8.57%) Computer Science
3 23 (5.97%) Self-Motivation
4 20 (5.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 19 (4.94%) Data Centre
6 18 (4.68%) Management Information System
6 18 (4.68%) Semantic Web
7 11 (2.86%) Fintech
7 11 (2.86%) Replication
8 7 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (1.56%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.56%) Private Cloud
9 6 (1.56%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.30%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.78%) Renewable Energy
12 2 (0.52%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 302 (78.44%) Linux
2 62 (16.10%) Windows
3 46 (11.95%) Unix
4 33 (8.57%) CentOS
5 28 (7.27%) Ubuntu
6 24 (6.23%) Android
7 21 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (3.90%) Apple iOS
8 15 (3.90%) Mac OS X
9 12 (3.12%) Debian
10 9 (2.34%) openSUSE
11 7 (1.82%) CoreOS
11 7 (1.82%) Windows Server
12 5 (1.30%) SUSE
13 4 (1.04%) AIX
13 4 (1.04%) HPUX
13 4 (1.04%) Solaris
14 2 (0.52%) Amazon Linux
14 2 (0.52%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (75.58%) DevOps
2 202 (52.47%) Configuration Management
3 130 (33.77%) Continuous Integration
4 118 (30.65%) Agile Software Development
5 86 (22.34%) Open Source
6 74 (19.22%) Test Automation
7 62 (16.10%) High Availability
8 46 (11.95%) Continuous Deployment
9 45 (11.69%) Scrum
10 40 (10.39%) Microservices
11 39 (10.13%) Software Engineering
12 38 (9.87%) Deployment Automation
13 33 (8.57%) Continuous Delivery
13 33 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
14 31 (8.05%) TDD
15 28 (7.27%) Load Balancing
16 27 (7.01%) Cloud Operations
17 26 (6.75%) Stakeholder Management
18 23 (5.97%) Software Delivery
19 22 (5.71%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 299 (77.66%) Python
2 173 (44.94%) Bash Shell
3 139 (36.10%) Ruby
4 136 (35.32%) Java
5 65 (16.88%) Perl
6 53 (13.77%) Go
7 42 (10.91%) PowerShell
8 40 (10.39%) JavaScript
8 40 (10.39%) PHP
9 30 (7.79%) C++
10 28 (7.27%) C#
11 15 (3.90%) C
11 15 (3.90%) Objective-C
12 12 (3.12%) SQL
13 11 (2.86%) Shell Script
14 10 (2.60%) Scala
15 5 (1.30%) Java 8
16 3 (0.78%) Apex Code
16 3 (0.78%) PHP 5
16 3 (0.78%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 67 (17.40%) Degree
2 29 (7.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (5.19%) CCNA
3 20 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (4.94%) Security Cleared
5 17 (4.42%) Numerate Degree
6 14 (3.64%) CISSP
6 14 (3.64%) CompTIA Security+
6 14 (3.64%) GIAC
6 14 (3.64%) Linux+ Certification
6 14 (3.64%) MCSE
6 14 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (3.64%) Network+ Certification
6 14 (3.64%) SANS
6 14 (3.64%) SSCP
7 10 (2.60%) DV Cleared
7 10 (2.60%) RHCE
8 9 (2.34%) RHCSA
8 9 (2.34%) SC Cleared
9 6 (1.56%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.56%) QA
2 4 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.04%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.78%) GCP
System Software
1 219 (56.88%) Docker
2 42 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (5.19%) Hyper-V
4 19 (4.94%) vSphere
5 12 (3.12%) Xen
6 10 (2.60%) VirtualBox
7 9 (2.34%) HDFS
8 7 (1.82%) iptables
9 5 (1.30%) vCloud
10 4 (1.04%) KVM
10 4 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.04%) XenApp
11 3 (0.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.52%) Active Directory
12 2 (0.52%) NFS
12 2 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.26%) Gluster
13 1 (0.26%) LXC
13 1 (0.26%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 329 (85.45%) Ansible
2 320 (83.12%) Puppet
3 303 (78.70%) Opscode Chef
4 136 (35.32%) Terraform
5 127 (32.99%) Kubernetes
6 53 (13.77%) Nagios
7 49 (12.73%) Packer
8 42 (10.91%) ZABBIX
9 36 (9.35%) Grafana
10 30 (7.79%) Consul
11 25 (6.49%) Docker Swarm
12 20 (5.19%) Graphite
13 17 (4.42%) Opsview
14 15 (3.90%) Mesos
15 13 (3.38%) Icinga
16 7 (1.82%) Cacti
16 7 (1.82%) SELinux
17 6 (1.56%) CFEngine
17 6 (1.56%) HP SiteScope
18 5 (1.30%) Munin
Vendors
1 60 (15.58%) SaltStack
2 55 (14.29%) VMware
3 53 (13.77%) Red Hat
4 52 (13.51%) Microsoft
5 47 (12.21%) Google
6 33 (8.57%) Oracle
7 19 (4.94%) New Relic
8 15 (3.90%) Cisco
8 15 (3.90%) Splunk
9 9 (2.34%) Rackspace
10 7 (1.82%) Atlassian
11 6 (1.56%) Citrix
11 6 (1.56%) SolarWinds
12 5 (1.30%) HP
12 5 (1.30%) IBM
12 5 (1.30%) Perforce
13 4 (1.04%) Brocade
13 4 (1.04%) EMC
13 4 (1.04%) Ivanti
13 4 (1.04%) Juniper