Period
to 20 March 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 20 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Salt
UK > England
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 668 822 745
Rank change year-on-year +154 -77 +137
Permanent jobs citing Salt 438 362 432
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.22% 0.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.68% 2.27% 3.00%
Number of salaries quoted 369 309 390
England median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £86,700 £78,750
UK median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +12.00% - +8.70%

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 16,358 15,916 14,423
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 11.86% 9.66% 8.89%
Number of salaries quoted 12,850 12,904 11,741
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,750 £31,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £53,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +8.49% +0.95% +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 20 March 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 20 March 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 +97 306 £70,000 +3.70% 28
South East +67 55 £65,000 +30.00% 12
North of England +29 53 £60,000 +14.29% 3
North West +57 50 £60,000 +14.29% 2
South West +14 14 £48,750 +8.33% 6
Midlands +50 9 £53,750 -14.00% 2
West Midlands +36 7 £55,000 -15.38% 2
Yorkshire +7 3 £65,000 +23.81% 1
East Midlands +33 2 £52,500 -12.50%
Salt
UK

For the 6 months to 20 March 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.

1 395 (90.18%) Ansible
2 366 (83.56%) Python
3 359 (81.96%) DevOps
4 356 (81.28%) Amazon AWS
5 343 (78.31%) Linux
6 311 (71.00%) Puppet
7 284 (64.84%) Opscode Chef
8 217 (49.54%) Docker
9 210 (47.95%) Microsoft Azure
10 192 (43.84%) Java
11 174 (39.73%) Agile Software Development
12 172 (39.27%) Configuration Management
13 160 (36.53%) Jenkins
14 150 (34.25%) Kubernetes
15 142 (32.42%) Ruby
16 141 (32.19%) Git (software)
16 141 (32.19%) Windows
17 128 (29.22%) Perl
18 117 (26.71%) Node.js
19 111 (25.34%) Terraform
20 109 (24.89%) AWS CloudFormation
21 107 (24.43%) C#
22 96 (21.92%) TeamCity
23 95 (21.69%) Bash Shell
23 95 (21.69%) Octopus Deploy
24 93 (21.23%) Apache
25 92 (21.00%) Finance
26 88 (20.09%) Fintech
27 87 (19.86%) Open Source
28 83 (18.95%) SQL

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 93 (21.23%) Apache
2 82 (18.72%) Tomcat
3 24 (5.48%) WordPress
4 23 (5.25%) OpenStack
5 22 (5.02%) MS Exchange
6 19 (4.34%) Apache Spark
7 18 (4.11%) Cloud Foundry
7 18 (4.11%) nginx
8 15 (3.42%) Confluence
9 12 (2.74%) WebLogic
9 12 (2.74%) WebSphere
10 8 (1.83%) Apache Pig
11 7 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (1.14%) JBoss
13 3 (0.68%) GlassFish
14 2 (0.46%) Apache Solr
14 2 (0.46%) Jupyter
15 1 (0.23%) Jetty
15 1 (0.23%) lighttpd
Applications
1 23 (5.25%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.37%) Snapchat
3 2 (0.46%) SPSS
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.14%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.23%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 356 (81.28%) Amazon AWS
2 210 (47.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 109 (24.89%) AWS CloudFormation
4 79 (18.04%) Google Cloud Platform
5 38 (8.68%) GitHub
6 37 (8.45%) Cloud Computing
7 27 (6.16%) OpenShift
8 24 (5.48%) Office 365
9 23 (5.25%) Serverless
10 22 (5.02%) PaaS
11 19 (4.34%) SaaS
12 15 (3.42%) Amazon EC2
13 12 (2.74%) IBM Cloud
14 11 (2.51%) Amazon S3
14 11 (2.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 8 (1.83%) AWS Lambda
16 7 (1.60%) Apigee
16 7 (1.60%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 6 (1.37%) CloudFront
17 6 (1.37%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 79 (18.04%) Firewall
2 63 (14.38%) TCP/IP
3 28 (6.39%) VPN
4 15 (3.42%) DNS
5 10 (2.28%) VLAN
6 8 (1.83%) HTTP
7 7 (1.60%) SSL
8 6 (1.37%) SNMP
9 4 (0.91%) Internet
10 3 (0.68%) DHCP
10 3 (0.68%) Software-Defined Networking
11 2 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (0.46%) SAN
12 1 (0.23%) Fibre Channel
12 1 (0.23%) FTP
12 1 (0.23%) IPsec
12 1 (0.23%) LAN
12 1 (0.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (10.96%) PostgreSQL
2 45 (10.27%) MySQL
3 38 (8.68%) SQL Server
4 29 (6.62%) Apache Cassandra
5 24 (5.48%) Redis
6 23 (5.25%) Big Data
7 20 (4.57%) Amazon Redshift
8 16 (3.65%) MongoDB
9 13 (2.97%) Amazon RDS
9 13 (2.97%) Hadoop
9 13 (2.97%) NoSQL
10 12 (2.74%) Neo4j
11 10 (2.28%) MariaDB
12 8 (1.83%) Apache Hive
12 8 (1.83%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.68%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.46%) Cosmos DB
14 2 (0.46%) HDInsight
14 2 (0.46%) Power BI
14 2 (0.46%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 160 (36.53%) Jenkins
2 141 (32.19%) Git (software)
3 96 (21.92%) TeamCity
4 95 (21.69%) Octopus Deploy
5 80 (18.26%) Subversion
6 73 (16.67%) JIRA
7 72 (16.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 58 (13.24%) Vagrant
9 54 (12.33%) Maven
10 49 (11.19%) Bitbucket
11 32 (7.31%) Selenium
12 31 (7.08%) git-flow
13 25 (5.71%) Gradle
13 25 (5.71%) Hudson
14 24 (5.48%) JUnit
14 24 (5.48%) Log4j
14 24 (5.48%) TestNG
15 23 (5.25%) RSpec
16 17 (3.88%) Sonatype Nexus
17 16 (3.65%) GitLab
General
1 92 (21.00%) Finance
2 24 (5.48%) Banking
3 16 (3.65%) Legal
4 14 (3.20%) Marketing
5 10 (2.28%) Games
6 7 (1.60%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.37%) Electronics
7 6 (1.37%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.23%) Law
8 1 (0.23%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.23%) Publishing
8 1 (0.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 216 (49.32%) DevOps Engineer
2 67 (15.30%) AWS Engineer
3 58 (13.24%) Cloud Engineer
4 41 (9.36%) AWS DevOps
5 39 (8.90%) Developer
5 39 (8.90%) Linux Engineer
5 39 (8.90%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 35 (7.99%) DevOps Manager
7 33 (7.53%) Senior DevOps
7 33 (7.53%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 32 (7.31%) Platform Engineer
9 29 (6.62%) Java Developer
10 28 (6.39%) Azure Engineer
11 27 (6.16%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 26 (5.94%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 24 (5.48%) Agile Developer
13 24 (5.48%) Agile Java Developer
14 22 (5.02%) Office 365 Engineer
14 22 (5.02%) Support Engineer
14 22 (5.02%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (26.71%) Node.js
2 74 (16.89%) Web Services
3 44 (10.05%) Elastic Stack
3 44 (10.05%) Java EE
4 41 (9.36%) LAPP Stack
5 37 (8.45%) Spring
6 35 (7.99%) LAMP
7 24 (5.48%) Ajax
7 24 (5.48%) CSS
7 24 (5.48%) Hibernate
7 24 (5.48%) HTML
7 24 (5.48%) jQuery
7 24 (5.48%) JSP
7 24 (5.48%) JSTL
8 18 (4.11%) J2EE
9 17 (3.88%) RESTful
10 16 (3.65%) .NET
11 12 (2.74%) REST
11 12 (2.74%) Spring Boot
12 11 (2.51%) React
Miscellaneous
1 88 (20.09%) Fintech
2 55 (12.56%) Public Cloud
3 54 (12.33%) Data Centre
4 34 (7.76%) Hedge funds
5 28 (6.39%) Hybrid Cloud
6 23 (5.25%) Algorithms
6 23 (5.25%) Data Structures
6 23 (5.25%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (5.02%) Linux Command Line
8 19 (4.34%) Blog
8 19 (4.34%) Self-Motivation
9 17 (3.88%) Cloud Native
9 17 (3.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 12 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
11 9 (2.05%) Private Cloud
12 7 (1.60%) NHS
12 7 (1.60%) Virtual Team
13 6 (1.37%) Industry 4.0
14 4 (0.91%) Marketing Technology
15 3 (0.68%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 343 (78.31%) Linux
2 141 (32.19%) Windows
3 50 (11.42%) Ubuntu
4 38 (8.68%) CentOS
5 32 (7.31%) Android
6 31 (7.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (5.48%) openSUSE
7 24 (5.48%) Unix
8 23 (5.25%) Windows Server
9 8 (1.83%) Apple iOS
9 8 (1.83%) Mac OS X
10 7 (1.60%) Debian
11 5 (1.14%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.46%) Solaris
13 1 (0.23%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 359 (81.96%) DevOps
2 174 (39.73%) Agile Software Development
3 172 (39.27%) Configuration Management
4 87 (19.86%) Open Source
5 83 (18.95%) Continuous Integration
6 71 (16.21%) Wealth Management
7 68 (15.53%) Asset Management
8 65 (14.84%) Microservices
9 59 (13.47%) Scrum
10 56 (12.79%) Continuous Delivery
11 39 (8.90%) TDD
12 38 (8.68%) Test Automation
13 36 (8.22%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 36 (8.22%) Software Engineering
14 35 (7.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 34 (7.76%) High Availability
15 34 (7.76%) Load Balancing
16 31 (7.08%) Computer Science
16 31 (7.08%) ITIL
17 30 (6.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 366 (83.56%) Python
2 192 (43.84%) Java
3 142 (32.42%) Ruby
4 128 (29.22%) Perl
5 107 (24.43%) C#
6 95 (21.69%) Bash Shell
7 83 (18.95%) SQL
8 73 (16.67%) PHP
9 70 (15.98%) Go
10 65 (14.84%) PowerShell
11 58 (13.24%) C++
11 58 (13.24%) JavaScript
12 25 (5.71%) C
13 18 (4.11%) Shell Script
14 13 (2.97%) Scala
15 8 (1.83%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.46%) R
17 1 (0.23%) Groovy
17 1 (0.23%) Java 8
17 1 (0.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 48 (10.96%) Degree
2 16 (3.65%) Computer Science Degree
2 16 (3.65%) DV Cleared
2 16 (3.65%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.74%) Master's Degree
4 10 (2.28%) SC Cleared
5 9 (2.05%) RHCSA
6 8 (1.83%) RHCE
7 7 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.37%) CCNA
8 6 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.37%) CISSP
8 6 (1.37%) CompTIA Security+
8 6 (1.37%) GIAC
8 6 (1.37%) Linux+ Certification
8 6 (1.37%) MCSE
8 6 (1.37%) Network+ Certification
8 6 (1.37%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (1.37%) SANS
8 6 (1.37%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.46%) QA
2 1 (0.23%) GDPR
System Software
1 217 (49.54%) Docker
2 51 (11.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (10.05%) vSphere
4 27 (6.16%) Active Directory
5 23 (5.25%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (2.51%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.91%) VMware Server
8 3 (0.68%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 395 (90.18%) Ansible
2 311 (71.00%) Puppet
3 284 (64.84%) Opscode Chef
4 150 (34.25%) Kubernetes
5 111 (25.34%) Terraform
6 68 (15.53%) Packer
7 52 (11.87%) Consul
8 43 (9.82%) Nagios
9 40 (9.13%) Docker Swarm
10 35 (7.99%) Prometheus
11 31 (7.08%) Icinga
12 30 (6.85%) Graphite
12 30 (6.85%) ZABBIX
13 23 (5.25%) Grafana
13 23 (5.25%) Opsview
13 23 (5.25%) SCCM
14 11 (2.51%) Mesos
15 6 (1.37%) CFEngine
15 6 (1.37%) Rancher
15 6 (1.37%) StatsD
Vendors
1 71 (16.21%) Red Hat
2 68 (15.53%) Google
3 55 (12.56%) VMware
4 42 (9.59%) Oracle
5 26 (5.94%) SaltStack
6 21 (4.79%) Microsoft
7 18 (4.11%) Atlassian
8 14 (3.20%) SAP
9 13 (2.97%) Palo Alto
10 12 (2.74%) IBM
11 6 (1.37%) comScore
12 5 (1.14%) Adyen
12 5 (1.14%) Recurly
12 5 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (1.14%) SolarWinds
12 5 (1.14%) Splunk
12 5 (1.14%) Sun
13 3 (0.68%) BMC
13 3 (0.68%) Citrix
13 3 (0.68%) Perforce