Period
to 21 January 2022

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 21 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Salt
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 920 683 768
Rank change year-on-year -237 +85 -93
Permanent jobs citing Salt 76 58 236
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.068% 0.10% 0.20%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.41% 0.60% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 68 49 164
10th Percentile £58,500 £50,000 £50,000
25th Percentile £70,938 £55,000 £60,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £78,750 £67,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% -10.00% +15.38%
75th Percentile £86,250 £78,750 £95,000
90th Percentile £96,125 £87,500 £111,250
UK median annual salary £80,000 £67,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year +18.52% -10.00% +20.00%

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 18,425 9,599 15,257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 16.55% 16.86% 13.06%
Number of salaries quoted 12,123 8,021 11,877
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £46,250 £42,915
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% +4.35%
75th Percentile £88,750 £80,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £106,250 £95,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% +4.35%

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 21 January 2022.

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 21 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -205 67 £80,000 +16.36% 14
West Midlands -79 5 £65,000 -10.34% 1
Midlands -108 5 £65,000 -10.34% 2
South East -116 2 £67,500 -8.47% 1
East of England -98 1 £55,000 -24.14% 1
Salt
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, 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 73 (96.05%) Puppet
2 64 (84.21%) Ansible
3 63 (82.89%) Opscode Chef
4 62 (81.58%) Python
5 57 (75.00%) AWS
6 47 (61.84%) Configuration Management
7 43 (56.58%) Linux
8 41 (53.95%) DevOps
9 39 (51.32%) Terraform
10 32 (42.11%) Docker
11 31 (40.79%) Bash
12 30 (39.47%) CI/CD
13 28 (36.84%) AWS CloudFormation
14 27 (35.53%) Java
15 24 (31.58%) Azure
15 24 (31.58%) Kubernetes
16 23 (30.26%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 23 (30.26%) Go
17 21 (27.63%) GCP
17 21 (27.63%) Perl
18 20 (26.32%) VMware
18 20 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
18 20 (26.32%) Git (software)
19 19 (25.00%) SaltStack
19 19 (25.00%) Finance
20 18 (23.68%) Route 53
20 18 (23.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 18 (23.68%) Amazon EC2
21 17 (22.37%) Amazon S3
21 17 (22.37%) Amazon RDS

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 13 (17.11%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (7.89%) Apache Pulsar
2 6 (7.89%) OpenStack
3 4 (5.26%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (3.95%) Apache
5 1 (1.32%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.32%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.32%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.32%) nginx
5 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 57 (75.00%) AWS
2 28 (36.84%) AWS CloudFormation
3 24 (31.58%) Azure
4 21 (27.63%) GCP
5 18 (23.68%) Amazon EC2
5 18 (23.68%) Route 53
6 17 (22.37%) Amazon S3
6 17 (22.37%) IaaS
7 15 (19.74%) Amazon EKS
8 11 (14.47%) Amazon ELB
9 10 (13.16%) CloudFront
10 8 (10.53%) MinIO
10 8 (10.53%) SaaS
10 8 (10.53%) Serverless
10 8 (10.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 7 (9.21%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (9.21%) OpenShift
11 7 (9.21%) PaaS
12 6 (7.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (6.58%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.53%) DNS
2 7 (9.21%) Firewall
3 5 (6.58%) SAN
3 5 (6.58%) VLAN
4 3 (3.95%) LAN
4 3 (3.95%) VPN
4 3 (3.95%) WAN
5 2 (2.63%) SD-WAN
5 2 (2.63%) SSL
5 2 (2.63%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.63%) VSAN
6 1 (1.32%) AMQP
6 1 (1.32%) BGP
6 1 (1.32%) Broadband
6 1 (1.32%) HTTP
6 1 (1.32%) Internet
6 1 (1.32%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.37%) Amazon RDS
2 13 (17.11%) SQL Server
3 9 (11.84%) Big Data
4 8 (10.53%) Hadoop
5 7 (9.21%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (9.21%) MySQL
5 7 (9.21%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (9.21%) Redis
6 6 (7.89%) Aerospike
6 6 (7.89%) ArangoDB
6 6 (7.89%) CockroachDB
6 6 (7.89%) Couchbase
6 6 (7.89%) Scylla
7 3 (3.95%) InfluxDB
7 3 (3.95%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.32%) Apache Accumulo
8 1 (1.32%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.32%) Neo4j
8 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 12 (15.79%) Jenkins
3 5 (6.58%) GitLab
4 3 (3.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.63%) CircleCI
5 2 (2.63%) GoCD
5 2 (2.63%) Hudson
5 2 (2.63%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.32%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.32%) Bitbucket Server
6 1 (1.32%) CodeSonar
6 1 (1.32%) git-flow
6 1 (1.32%) JIRA
6 1 (1.32%) Robot Framework
6 1 (1.32%) Selenium
General
1 19 (25.00%) Finance
2 15 (19.74%) Social Skills
3 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.26%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.95%) Presentation Skills
5 3 (3.95%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (31.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (25.00%) Platform Engineer
3 12 (15.79%) AWS Engineer
4 10 (13.16%) AWS DevOps
4 10 (13.16%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 9 (11.84%) Site Reliability Engineer
6 8 (10.53%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Administrator
7 6 (7.89%) Linux Administrator
7 6 (7.89%) Linux Support
7 6 (7.89%) Linux Support Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Support Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Unix Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Unix Linux Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Unix Support
7 6 (7.89%) Unix Support Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Architect
8 5 (6.58%) Lead DevOps
8 5 (6.58%) Lead DevOps Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.79%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (13.16%) RabbitMQ
3 9 (11.84%) Kafka
4 5 (6.58%) Node.js
4 5 (6.58%) Web Services
5 4 (5.26%) boto
5 4 (5.26%) CodeIgniter
5 4 (5.26%) jQuery
5 4 (5.26%) Laravel
5 4 (5.26%) YAML
6 3 (3.95%) Java EE
7 2 (2.63%) .NET
7 2 (2.63%) Spring
7 2 (2.63%) Spring Boot
7 2 (2.63%) Spring Cloud
8 1 (1.32%) Caffe
8 1 (1.32%) MLlib
8 1 (1.32%) OpenTracing
8 1 (1.32%) TensorFlow
8 1 (1.32%) Theano
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.16%) Clustering
2 7 (9.21%) Hybrid Cloud
2 7 (9.21%) Public Cloud
3 6 (7.89%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (6.58%) Cloud Native
5 3 (3.95%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.63%) Blog
6 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.32%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.32%) FPGA
7 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.32%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 43 (56.58%) Linux
2 18 (23.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (17.11%) Unix
4 12 (15.79%) Windows
5 2 (2.63%) CentOS
6 1 (1.32%) Android
6 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.32%) Debian
6 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.32%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (61.84%) Configuration Management
2 41 (53.95%) DevOps
3 30 (39.47%) CI/CD
4 23 (30.26%) Site Reliability Engineering
5 20 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (21.05%) Deployment Automation
7 14 (18.42%) Infrastructure as Code
8 12 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (14.47%) Microservices
10 10 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (13.16%) Test Automation
11 7 (9.21%) Fintech
11 7 (9.21%) Systems Engineering
12 6 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (7.89%) Software Engineering
12 6 (7.89%) Software Testing
13 5 (6.58%) Coaching
13 5 (6.58%) Scrum
13 5 (6.58%) Storage Management
14 4 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 62 (81.58%) Python
2 31 (40.79%) Bash
3 27 (35.53%) Java
4 23 (30.26%) Go
5 21 (27.63%) Perl
6 15 (19.74%) Ruby
7 11 (14.47%) C++
7 11 (14.47%) PowerShell
8 8 (10.53%) JavaScript
8 8 (10.53%) SQL
9 7 (9.21%) C#
10 5 (6.58%) PHP
11 2 (2.63%) C
11 2 (2.63%) R
12 1 (1.32%) Groovy
12 1 (1.32%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.32%) Scala
12 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (6.58%) Degree
2 4 (5.26%) Master's Degree
3 2 (2.63%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.63%) MCSE
3 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.32%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.32%) CCNA
4 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.32%) CISSP
4 1 (1.32%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (1.32%) GIAC
4 1 (1.32%) Linux+ Certification
4 1 (1.32%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (1.32%) SANS
4 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.32%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) HIPAA
1 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.32%) NIST
1 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (42.11%) Docker
2 9 (11.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.89%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (5.26%) Xen
5 2 (2.63%) Ceph
5 2 (2.63%) KVM
5 2 (2.63%) NFS
5 2 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 73 (96.05%) Puppet
2 64 (84.21%) Ansible
3 63 (82.89%) Opscode Chef
4 39 (51.32%) Terraform
5 24 (31.58%) Kubernetes
6 8 (10.53%) Grafana
6 8 (10.53%) Nagios
7 7 (9.21%) Docker Swarm
7 7 (9.21%) Prometheus
8 6 (7.89%) HAProxy
9 5 (6.58%) Graphite
10 3 (3.95%) Consul
11 2 (2.63%) Packer
11 2 (2.63%) vCenter Server
11 2 (2.63%) ZABBIX
12 1 (1.32%) FortiGate
12 1 (1.32%) Mesos
Vendors
1 20 (26.32%) VMware
2 19 (25.00%) SaltStack
3 16 (21.05%) Google
3 16 (21.05%) Red Hat
4 9 (11.84%) Symantec
4 9 (11.84%) Veritas
5 7 (9.21%) Splunk
6 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
7 5 (6.58%) IBM
7 5 (6.58%) Oracle
8 4 (5.26%) SAP
9 3 (3.95%) Cisco
9 3 (3.95%) HP
10 2 (2.63%) AppDynamics
10 2 (2.63%) Dynatrace
10 2 (2.63%) Fortinet
11 1 (1.32%) Mellanox
11 1 (1.32%) SolarWinds