Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Salt
UK > England
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 636 865 780
Rank change year-on-year +229 -85 +184
Permanent jobs citing Salt 534 309 439
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.18% 0.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.21% 2.04% 2.78%
Number of salaries quoted 419 273 390
England median annual salary £60,500 £57,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.22% -8.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £80,000 £80,075
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% -8.00% +4.17%

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 16,654 15,142 15,784
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 11.22% 9.00% 9.04%
Number of salaries quoted 13,203 12,548 12,876
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.80% +3.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +195 344 £70,000 +12.00% 26
North of England +65 79 £60,000 +14.29% 4
North West +64 74 £60,000 +14.29% 4
South East +45 49 £60,000 +20.00% 9
Midlands +44 23 £57,500 +2.22% 4
South West +23 22 £45,000 - 3
West Midlands +24 19 £57,500 - 3
East of England +28 10 £50,375 +0.75% 1
East Midlands +23 4 £52,500 -6.67% 1
Yorkshire +14 4 £56,250 +7.14%
North East - 1 £50,000 -
Salt
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 466 (87.27%) Ansible
2 434 (81.27%) Python
3 411 (76.97%) Linux
3 411 (76.97%) DevOps
4 408 (76.40%) Puppet
5 393 (73.60%) Amazon AWS
6 361 (67.60%) Opscode Chef
7 296 (55.43%) Microsoft Azure
8 261 (48.88%) Docker
9 252 (47.19%) Java
10 242 (45.32%) Configuration Management
11 219 (41.01%) Agile Software Development
12 206 (38.58%) Jenkins
13 196 (36.70%) Windows
14 193 (36.14%) Kubernetes
15 171 (32.02%) Ruby
16 157 (29.40%) Node.js
17 153 (28.65%) Git (software)
18 145 (27.15%) Bash Shell
18 145 (27.15%) C#
18 145 (27.15%) Terraform
19 142 (26.59%) Firewall
20 140 (26.22%) Continuous Integration
21 130 (24.34%) Open Source
22 128 (23.97%) AWS CloudFormation
23 120 (22.47%) Go
23 120 (22.47%) Perl
24 119 (22.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
24 119 (22.28%) TeamCity
25 114 (21.35%) Octopus Deploy

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 70 (13.11%) Tomcat
2 61 (11.42%) Apache
3 46 (8.61%) OpenStack
4 32 (5.99%) nginx
5 31 (5.81%) Apache Pig
6 24 (4.49%) JBoss
7 19 (3.56%) Confluence
7 19 (3.56%) WordPress
8 18 (3.37%) Cloud Foundry
8 18 (3.37%) GlassFish
9 14 (2.62%) MS Exchange
10 11 (2.06%) WebLogic
10 11 (2.06%) WebSphere
11 10 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.94%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.94%) lighttpd
13 4 (0.75%) SharePoint
14 2 (0.37%) Jetty
15 1 (0.19%) Apache Solr
15 1 (0.19%) Jupyter
Applications
1 15 (2.81%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.12%) Snapchat
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.75%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 393 (73.60%) Amazon AWS
2 296 (55.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 128 (23.97%) AWS CloudFormation
4 100 (18.73%) Google Cloud Platform
5 46 (8.61%) Cloud Computing
6 25 (4.68%) GitHub
7 23 (4.31%) OpenShift
8 19 (3.56%) Serverless
9 15 (2.81%) Office 365
9 15 (2.81%) PaaS
10 14 (2.62%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (2.43%) IBM Cloud
12 12 (2.25%) Amazon S3
13 9 (1.69%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 9 (1.69%) IaaS
14 8 (1.50%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (1.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 7 (1.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 7 (1.31%) Amazon Kinesis
15 7 (1.31%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 142 (26.59%) Firewall
2 112 (20.97%) TCP/IP
3 63 (11.80%) VPN
4 40 (7.49%) HTTP
5 34 (6.37%) SSL
6 33 (6.18%) DNS
7 20 (3.75%) VLAN
8 12 (2.25%) Internet
8 12 (2.25%) SAN
9 9 (1.69%) SNMP
10 8 (1.50%) LAN
11 7 (1.31%) WAN
12 6 (1.12%) DHCP
12 6 (1.12%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (0.94%) BGP
14 4 (0.75%) NAS
15 3 (0.56%) Reverse Proxy
15 3 (0.56%) SSH
16 2 (0.37%) IPsec
16 2 (0.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (13.67%) MySQL
2 64 (11.99%) Big Data
3 62 (11.61%) SQL Server
4 42 (7.87%) Hadoop
5 31 (5.81%) Apache Hive
6 27 (5.06%) MongoDB
7 25 (4.68%) PostgreSQL
8 20 (3.75%) Relational Database
9 18 (3.37%) RDBMS
10 17 (3.18%) Apache Cassandra
10 17 (3.18%) MariaDB
11 16 (3.00%) Neo4j
11 16 (3.00%) Redis
12 12 (2.25%) NoSQL
13 11 (2.06%) Amazon Redshift
14 9 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
15 7 (1.31%) Blockchain
16 5 (0.94%) Azure SQL Database
17 3 (0.56%) HBase
18 2 (0.37%) DB2
Development Applications
1 206 (38.58%) Jenkins
2 153 (28.65%) Git (software)
3 119 (22.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 119 (22.28%) TeamCity
4 114 (21.35%) Octopus Deploy
5 103 (19.29%) Vagrant
6 98 (18.35%) Subversion
7 85 (15.92%) JIRA
8 67 (12.55%) Bitbucket
9 57 (10.67%) Hudson
9 57 (10.67%) Selenium
10 45 (8.43%) Maven
11 38 (7.12%) Robot Framework
12 32 (5.99%) CodeSonar
12 32 (5.99%) git-flow
13 19 (3.56%) Gradle
13 19 (3.56%) JUnit
13 19 (3.56%) Log4j
13 19 (3.56%) TestNG
14 18 (3.37%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 113 (21.16%) Finance
2 20 (3.75%) Banking
2 20 (3.75%) Games
3 16 (3.00%) Marketing
4 12 (2.25%) Electronics
5 11 (2.06%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.06%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.50%) Retail
7 7 (1.31%) Law
8 6 (1.12%) Legal
9 5 (0.94%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.75%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.19%) Advertising
11 1 (0.19%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 250 (46.82%) DevOps Engineer
2 52 (9.74%) Cloud Engineer
3 50 (9.36%) AWS Engineer
4 49 (9.18%) AWS DevOps
5 45 (8.43%) Software Engineer
6 40 (7.49%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 36 (6.74%) DevOps Manager
7 36 (6.74%) Platform Engineer
8 33 (6.18%) Developer
8 33 (6.18%) Linux Engineer
8 33 (6.18%) Senior DevOps
9 32 (5.99%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 27 (5.06%) Systems Administrator
11 26 (4.87%) C++ Software Engineer
11 26 (4.87%) Java Engineer
11 26 (4.87%) Java Software Engineer
12 25 (4.68%) Administrator
12 25 (4.68%) Architect
12 25 (4.68%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 24 (4.49%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (29.40%) Node.js
2 62 (11.61%) Java EE
3 57 (10.67%) .NET
4 53 (9.93%) LAMP
5 50 (9.36%) Web Services
6 37 (6.93%) REST
7 35 (6.55%) RabbitMQ
7 35 (6.55%) Spring
8 33 (6.18%) Django
9 32 (5.99%) .NET Framework
9 32 (5.99%) ASP.NET
9 32 (5.99%) SOAP
9 32 (5.99%) Spring MVC
9 32 (5.99%) STL
10 31 (5.81%) Elastic Stack
11 22 (4.12%) LAPP Stack
12 21 (3.93%) CSS
12 21 (3.93%) HTML
12 21 (3.93%) jQuery
13 20 (3.75%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 95 (17.79%) Fintech
2 54 (10.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 49 (9.18%) Public Cloud
4 39 (7.30%) Linux Command Line
5 38 (7.12%) Data Centre
6 37 (6.93%) Enterprise Software
7 31 (5.81%) Hybrid Cloud
8 19 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (3.37%) Hedge funds
10 17 (3.18%) Self-Motivation
11 16 (3.00%) Blog
11 16 (3.00%) Cloud Native
12 9 (1.69%) Industry 4.0
12 9 (1.69%) Private Cloud
13 8 (1.50%) Online Gambling
14 7 (1.31%) Algorithms
14 7 (1.31%) Clustering
14 7 (1.31%) Data Structures
15 6 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
16 5 (0.94%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 411 (76.97%) Linux
2 196 (36.70%) Windows
3 54 (10.11%) Ubuntu
4 52 (9.74%) Android
5 48 (8.99%) Unix
6 40 (7.49%) CentOS
7 33 (6.18%) Apple iOS
8 32 (5.99%) Mac OS X
9 27 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (4.49%) Windows Server
11 19 (3.56%) openSUSE
12 7 (1.31%) Debian
13 5 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.75%) Solaris
15 2 (0.37%) CoreOS
16 1 (0.19%) DC/OS
16 1 (0.19%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 411 (76.97%) DevOps
2 242 (45.32%) Configuration Management
3 219 (41.01%) Agile Software Development
4 140 (26.22%) Continuous Integration
5 130 (24.34%) Open Source
6 110 (20.60%) Microservices
7 97 (18.16%) Scrum
8 88 (16.48%) Wealth Management
9 81 (15.17%) Load Balancing
10 79 (14.79%) Test Automation
11 74 (13.86%) Software Engineering
12 72 (13.48%) Asset Management
13 64 (11.99%) High Availability
14 55 (10.30%) SIEM
15 54 (10.11%) Continuous Delivery
16 50 (9.36%) IT Strategy
17 46 (8.61%) Decision-Making
17 46 (8.61%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
18 45 (8.43%) TDD
19 40 (7.49%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 434 (81.27%) Python
2 252 (47.19%) Java
3 171 (32.02%) Ruby
4 145 (27.15%) Bash Shell
4 145 (27.15%) C#
5 120 (22.47%) Go
5 120 (22.47%) Perl
6 102 (19.10%) PowerShell
7 99 (18.54%) PHP
8 86 (16.10%) JavaScript
8 86 (16.10%) SQL
9 75 (14.04%) C++
10 49 (9.18%) C
11 32 (5.99%) Objective-C
12 31 (5.81%) Shell Script
13 7 (1.31%) Scala
14 3 (0.56%) Groovy
15 1 (0.19%) Java 8
15 1 (0.19%) R
Qualifications
1 45 (8.43%) Security Cleared
2 41 (7.68%) DV Cleared
3 40 (7.49%) Degree
4 34 (6.37%) MCSE
4 34 (6.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 33 (6.18%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (5.81%) CCNA
7 30 (5.62%) CISSP
7 30 (5.62%) CompTIA Security+
7 30 (5.62%) GIAC
7 30 (5.62%) Linux+ Certification
7 30 (5.62%) Network+ Certification
7 30 (5.62%) SANS
7 30 (5.62%) SSCP
8 15 (2.81%) AWS Certification
8 15 (2.81%) SC Cleared
9 11 (2.06%) RHCE
9 11 (2.06%) RHCSA
10 10 (1.87%) Master's Degree
11 9 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (0.94%) GDPR
1 5 (0.94%) QA
System Software
1 261 (48.88%) Docker
2 64 (11.99%) vSphere
3 44 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (6.74%) Active Directory
5 20 (3.75%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.75%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.75%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.37%) HDFS
7 2 (0.37%) NFS
7 2 (0.37%) Xen
8 1 (0.19%) Gluster
8 1 (0.19%) LXC
Systems Management
1 466 (87.27%) Ansible
2 408 (76.40%) Puppet
3 361 (67.60%) Opscode Chef
4 193 (36.14%) Kubernetes
5 145 (27.15%) Terraform
6 99 (18.54%) Nagios
7 80 (14.98%) Docker Swarm
8 77 (14.42%) Packer
9 69 (12.92%) Graphite
10 65 (12.17%) ZABBIX
11 61 (11.42%) Consul
12 59 (11.05%) Opsview
13 56 (10.49%) Grafana
14 16 (3.00%) BMC PATROL
15 15 (2.81%) SCCM
16 12 (2.25%) CFEngine
17 11 (2.06%) Mesos
18 6 (1.12%) Icinga
18 6 (1.12%) StatsD
19 5 (0.94%) Rancher
Vendors
1 94 (17.60%) Google
2 75 (14.04%) Red Hat
3 62 (11.61%) Microsoft
4 59 (11.05%) VMware
5 38 (7.12%) Oracle
6 21 (3.93%) Citrix
6 21 (3.93%) SaltStack
7 20 (3.75%) SAP
8 19 (3.56%) Atlassian
9 16 (3.00%) BMC
10 14 (2.62%) Palo Alto
11 11 (2.06%) IBM
12 6 (1.12%) comScore
13 5 (0.94%) New Relic
13 5 (0.94%) Perforce
13 5 (0.94%) SolarWinds
13 5 (0.94%) Splunk
14 4 (0.75%) NetApp
15 3 (0.56%) Cisco
15 3 (0.56%) Facebook