Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Salt
UK > England
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 633 876 820
Rank change year-on-year +243 -56 +154
Permanent jobs citing Salt 557 298 422
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.18% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.43% 2.02% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 410 264 369
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £38,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £75,875 £80,150
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% -

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 16,229 14,769 16,217
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 10.59% 8.99% 8.96%
Number of salaries quoted 12,946 12,187 13,281
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,635 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.49% +5.27% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +214 356 £70,000 +14.29% 31
North of England +51 79 £60,000 +14.29% 10
North West +63 75 £60,000 +14.29% 5
South East +12 50 £55,000 +15.79% 12
Midlands +30 28 £57,500 +4.55% 5
South West +23 25 £45,000 -21.74%
West Midlands +28 23 £57,500 -11.54% 3
East of England +33 12 £66,875 +33.75% 2
East Midlands -1 5 £52,500 -2.33% 2
Yorkshire -7 3 £52,500 - 5
North East -7 1 £50,000 -23.08%
Salt
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 467 (83.84%) Ansible
2 456 (81.87%) Puppet
3 433 (77.74%) Python
4 429 (77.02%) DevOps
5 403 (72.35%) Opscode Chef
6 401 (71.99%) Linux
7 388 (69.66%) Amazon AWS
8 311 (55.83%) Microsoft Azure
9 309 (55.48%) Docker
10 275 (49.37%) Configuration Management
11 274 (49.19%) Java
12 258 (46.32%) Agile Software Development
13 213 (38.24%) Kubernetes
14 205 (36.80%) Jenkins
15 196 (35.19%) Windows
16 182 (32.68%) Ruby
17 172 (30.88%) Bash Shell
18 165 (29.62%) Open Source
19 163 (29.26%) Node.js
20 160 (28.73%) Continuous Integration
21 155 (27.83%) Git (software)
22 149 (26.75%) Firewall
22 149 (26.75%) Terraform
23 145 (26.03%) C#
23 145 (26.03%) Go
24 139 (24.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
25 130 (23.34%) Scrum
26 120 (21.54%) TCP/IP
26 120 (21.54%) Microservices
27 114 (20.47%) PowerShell

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 79 (14.18%) Tomcat
2 61 (10.95%) Apache
3 60 (10.77%) OpenStack
4 43 (7.72%) Apache Pig
5 33 (5.92%) Cloud Foundry
6 32 (5.75%) nginx
7 25 (4.49%) JBoss
8 24 (4.31%) WebSphere
9 23 (4.13%) WebLogic
10 19 (3.41%) Confluence
10 19 (3.41%) GlassFish
11 18 (3.23%) WordPress
12 11 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
13 8 (1.44%) MS Exchange
14 6 (1.08%) Apache Spark
15 5 (0.90%) lighttpd
16 4 (0.72%) SharePoint
17 3 (0.54%) Jetty
18 2 (0.36%) Moodle
19 1 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 8 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.54%) Magento
2 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 388 (69.66%) Amazon AWS
2 311 (55.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 102 (18.31%) AWS CloudFormation
3 102 (18.31%) Google Cloud Platform
4 40 (7.18%) Cloud Computing
5 31 (5.57%) OpenShift
6 30 (5.39%) Serverless
7 26 (4.67%) PaaS
8 25 (4.49%) IBM Cloud
9 18 (3.23%) GitHub
9 18 (3.23%) IaaS
10 12 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (2.15%) Amazon S3
11 8 (1.44%) Office 365
12 7 (1.26%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (1.08%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 6 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (0.90%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 5 (0.90%) Amazon Kinesis
14 5 (0.90%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 149 (26.75%) Firewall
2 120 (21.54%) TCP/IP
3 74 (13.29%) VPN
4 65 (11.67%) HTTP
5 46 (8.26%) SSL
6 31 (5.57%) DNS
7 21 (3.77%) Internet
7 21 (3.77%) VLAN
8 11 (1.97%) SAN
9 8 (1.44%) LAN
10 7 (1.26%) WAN
11 6 (1.08%) DHCP
11 6 (1.08%) SNMP
12 5 (0.90%) BGP
13 4 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (0.72%) NAS
14 3 (0.54%) AMQP
14 3 (0.54%) Reverse Proxy
14 3 (0.54%) SSH
15 2 (0.36%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (15.08%) MySQL
2 79 (14.18%) SQL Server
3 76 (13.64%) Big Data
4 53 (9.52%) Hadoop
5 43 (7.72%) Apache Hive
6 33 (5.92%) MongoDB
7 27 (4.85%) PostgreSQL
8 23 (4.13%) Relational Database
9 18 (3.23%) RDBMS
10 15 (2.69%) Apache Cassandra
10 15 (2.69%) Neo4j
10 15 (2.69%) Redis
11 13 (2.33%) MariaDB
12 9 (1.62%) NoSQL
13 8 (1.44%) Amazon Redshift
14 7 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
14 7 (1.26%) Blockchain
15 6 (1.08%) DB2
16 5 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
17 4 (0.72%) HBase
Development Applications
1 205 (36.80%) Jenkins
2 155 (27.83%) Git (software)
3 139 (24.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 108 (19.39%) Vagrant
5 104 (18.67%) TeamCity
6 93 (16.70%) JIRA
7 92 (16.52%) Octopus Deploy
8 85 (15.26%) Subversion
9 77 (13.82%) Bitbucket
10 71 (12.75%) Selenium
11 69 (12.39%) Hudson
12 53 (9.52%) Robot Framework
13 44 (7.90%) CodeSonar
13 44 (7.90%) git-flow
14 39 (7.00%) Maven
15 20 (3.59%) GitLab
16 19 (3.41%) Gradle
17 18 (3.23%) JUnit
17 18 (3.23%) Log4j
17 18 (3.23%) TestNG
General
1 105 (18.85%) Finance
2 23 (4.13%) Banking
3 16 (2.87%) Marketing
4 15 (2.69%) Games
5 13 (2.33%) Investment Banking
6 12 (2.15%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.80%) Electronics
7 10 (1.80%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.62%) Legal
8 9 (1.62%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.44%) Law
9 8 (1.44%) Retail
10 2 (0.36%) Advertising
11 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 258 (46.32%) DevOps Engineer
2 55 (9.87%) Software Engineer
3 52 (9.34%) AWS DevOps
4 46 (8.26%) Developer
5 45 (8.08%) Cloud Engineer
6 42 (7.54%) Architect
7 41 (7.36%) AWS Engineer
8 39 (7.00%) C++ Software Engineer
8 39 (7.00%) Java Engineer
8 39 (7.00%) Java Software Engineer
9 35 (6.28%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 34 (6.10%) Platform Engineer
11 32 (5.75%) C# Software Engineer
12 31 (5.57%) Cloud Architect
13 29 (5.21%) Java Developer
13 29 (5.21%) Senior DevOps
14 28 (5.03%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 27 (4.85%) Linux Engineer
16 26 (4.67%) DevOps Manager
17 24 (4.31%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (29.26%) Node.js
2 85 (15.26%) Java EE
3 74 (13.29%) .NET
4 64 (11.49%) LAMP
5 54 (9.69%) REST
6 50 (8.98%) RabbitMQ
7 48 (8.62%) Spring
8 46 (8.26%) Django
9 45 (8.08%) ASP.NET
10 44 (7.90%) .NET Framework
10 44 (7.90%) SOAP
10 44 (7.90%) Spring MVC
10 44 (7.90%) STL
11 42 (7.54%) Web Services
12 31 (5.57%) Elastic Stack
13 26 (4.67%) Spring Boot
14 25 (4.49%) CSS
14 25 (4.49%) HTML
15 23 (4.13%) LAPP Stack
16 21 (3.77%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 75 (13.46%) Fintech
2 72 (12.93%) Public Cloud
3 66 (11.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 51 (9.16%) Enterprise Software
5 46 (8.26%) Computer Science
6 41 (7.36%) Hybrid Cloud
7 37 (6.64%) Linux Command Line
8 35 (6.28%) Data Centre
9 28 (5.03%) Self-Motivation
10 27 (4.85%) Cloud Native
11 23 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
12 22 (3.95%) Blog
13 13 (2.33%) Hedge funds
14 12 (2.15%) Cyberthreat
15 10 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
16 8 (1.44%) Online Gambling
17 7 (1.26%) Private Cloud
18 6 (1.08%) Clustering
18 6 (1.08%) Industry 4.0
19 4 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 401 (71.99%) Linux
2 196 (35.19%) Windows
3 63 (11.31%) Android
4 47 (8.44%) Ubuntu
4 47 (8.44%) Unix
5 45 (8.08%) Apple iOS
6 44 (7.90%) Mac OS X
7 31 (5.57%) CentOS
8 21 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (3.41%) Windows Server
10 18 (3.23%) openSUSE
11 7 (1.26%) Debian
12 5 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.72%) CoreOS
13 4 (0.72%) Solaris
14 1 (0.18%) DC/OS
14 1 (0.18%) FreeBSD
14 1 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 429 (77.02%) DevOps
2 275 (49.37%) Configuration Management
3 258 (46.32%) Agile Software Development
4 165 (29.62%) Open Source
5 160 (28.73%) Continuous Integration
6 130 (23.34%) Scrum
7 120 (21.54%) Microservices
8 100 (17.95%) Software Engineering
9 97 (17.41%) Test Automation
10 88 (15.80%) High Availability
10 88 (15.80%) Load Balancing
11 67 (12.03%) Wealth Management
12 66 (11.85%) SIEM
13 59 (10.59%) Cybersecurity
14 57 (10.23%) TDD
15 55 (9.87%) Continuous Delivery
16 52 (9.34%) Asset Management
17 51 (9.16%) IT Strategy
18 50 (8.98%) API Design
19 48 (8.62%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 433 (77.74%) Python
2 274 (49.19%) Java
3 182 (32.68%) Ruby
4 172 (30.88%) Bash Shell
5 145 (26.03%) C#
5 145 (26.03%) Go
6 114 (20.47%) PowerShell
7 103 (18.49%) Perl
8 101 (18.13%) PHP
9 100 (17.95%) JavaScript
10 83 (14.90%) C++
11 68 (12.21%) SQL
12 54 (9.69%) C
13 44 (7.90%) Objective-C
14 30 (5.39%) Shell Script
15 11 (1.97%) Scala
16 6 (1.08%) Groovy
17 2 (0.36%) Java 8
18 1 (0.18%) Rust
Qualifications
1 61 (10.95%) Degree
2 57 (10.23%) Security Cleared
3 53 (9.52%) DV Cleared
4 47 (8.44%) MCSE
4 47 (8.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 46 (8.26%) Cisco Certification
6 44 (7.90%) CCNA
7 43 (7.72%) CISSP
7 43 (7.72%) CompTIA Security+
7 43 (7.72%) GIAC
7 43 (7.72%) Linux+ Certification
7 43 (7.72%) Network+ Certification
7 43 (7.72%) SANS
7 43 (7.72%) SSCP
8 23 (4.13%) Master's Degree
9 21 (3.77%) RHCE
10 20 (3.59%) RHCSA
11 14 (2.51%) SC Cleared
12 13 (2.33%) AWS Certification
13 11 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.26%) QA
2 6 (1.08%) GDPR
System Software
1 309 (55.48%) Docker
2 69 (12.39%) vSphere
3 39 (7.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (5.39%) Active Directory
5 22 (3.95%) VirtualBox
6 9 (1.62%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.90%) vCloud
7 5 (0.90%) Xen
8 4 (0.72%) HDFS
8 4 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.54%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.36%) NFS
11 1 (0.18%) Gluster
11 1 (0.18%) LXC
11 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 467 (83.84%) Ansible
2 456 (81.87%) Puppet
3 403 (72.35%) Opscode Chef
4 213 (38.24%) Kubernetes
5 149 (26.75%) Terraform
6 107 (19.21%) Nagios
7 86 (15.44%) Docker Swarm
8 81 (14.54%) Packer
9 78 (14.00%) ZABBIX
10 75 (13.46%) Grafana
10 75 (13.46%) Graphite
11 73 (13.11%) Consul
12 70 (12.57%) Opsview
13 16 (2.87%) BMC PATROL
14 14 (2.51%) CFEngine
15 13 (2.33%) Mesos
16 10 (1.80%) Icinga
17 8 (1.44%) SCCM
18 4 (0.72%) HP SiteScope
18 4 (0.72%) Rancher
Vendors
1 100 (17.95%) Google
2 91 (16.34%) Microsoft
3 80 (14.36%) Red Hat
4 62 (11.13%) VMware
5 39 (7.00%) Oracle
6 25 (4.49%) SAP
7 23 (4.13%) IBM
8 22 (3.95%) Citrix
8 22 (3.95%) SaltStack
9 16 (2.87%) BMC
10 15 (2.69%) Atlassian
11 10 (1.80%) Palo Alto
12 9 (1.62%) New Relic
12 9 (1.62%) Splunk
13 5 (0.90%) Perforce
13 5 (0.90%) Rackspace
14 3 (0.54%) AppDynamics
14 3 (0.54%) Facebook
14 3 (0.54%) NetApp
14 3 (0.54%) SolarWinds