Period
to 18 October 2021

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 18 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Salt
UK > England
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 880 648 800
Rank change year-on-year -232 +152 -154
Permanent jobs citing Salt 109 31 261
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.099% 0.070% 0.21%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.58% 0.42% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 98 19 176
10th Percentile £54,250 £54,750 £48,750
25th Percentile £61,563 £63,125 £58,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £82,500 £72,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +13.79% +20.83%
75th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £90,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £96,000 £100,000
UK median annual salary £75,000 £81,250 £72,500
% change year-on-year -7.69% +12.07% +20.83%

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 18,955 7,367 16,735
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.22% 16.73% 13.19%
Number of salaries quoted 12,121 6,166 12,929
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £48,750 £46,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £62,500 £58,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% +6.84% +6.36%
75th Percentile £86,250 £78,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £101,250 £95,000 £91,250
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%

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 18 October 2021.

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 18 October 2021. 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 -218 67 £80,000 -4.48% 17
Midlands -90 23 £65,000 -3.70% 1
West Midlands -94 23 £65,000 -3.70%
North West - 11 £50,000 - 2
North of England - 11 £50,000 - 5
East of England - 9 £55,000 -
North East - 3 £47,500 -
Yorkshire - 3 £47,500 - 3
South East - 2 £67,500 - 1
Salt
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 2021, 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 95 (87.16%) Puppet
2 91 (83.49%) Opscode Chef
3 86 (78.90%) AWS
4 81 (74.31%) Ansible
5 80 (73.39%) Python
6 75 (68.81%) Configuration Management
7 69 (63.30%) DevOps
8 61 (55.96%) Docker
9 56 (51.38%) Terraform
10 54 (49.54%) Kubernetes
11 50 (45.87%) Linux
12 43 (39.45%) Agile Software Development
13 40 (36.70%) GCP
13 40 (36.70%) Go
13 40 (36.70%) Azure
14 35 (32.11%) VMware
15 32 (29.36%) Java
15 32 (29.36%) AWS CloudFormation
16 30 (27.52%) Social Skills
17 29 (26.61%) Jenkins
17 29 (26.61%) Git (software)
18 27 (24.77%) Site Reliability Engineering
19 26 (23.85%) Infrastructure as Code
19 26 (23.85%) Red Hat
20 24 (22.02%) Ruby
20 24 (22.02%) Google
21 22 (20.18%) OpenShift
22 21 (19.27%) Finance
22 21 (19.27%) Unix
23 20 (18.35%) RabbitMQ

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 16 (14.68%) Apache
2 13 (11.93%) OpenStack
3 11 (10.09%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (9.17%) Cloud Foundry
5 9 (8.26%) Tomcat
6 7 (6.42%) nginx
7 3 (2.75%) Apache Pulsar
8 1 (0.92%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.92%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.92%) IIS
8 1 (0.92%) Traffic Server
Cloud Services
1 86 (78.90%) AWS
2 40 (36.70%) Azure
2 40 (36.70%) GCP
3 32 (29.36%) AWS CloudFormation
4 22 (20.18%) OpenShift
5 17 (15.60%) Amazon EKS
6 16 (14.68%) Pulumi
7 14 (12.84%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (12.84%) Amazon S3
8 12 (11.01%) PaaS
8 12 (11.01%) Route 53
9 11 (10.09%) IaaS
9 11 (10.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 10 (9.17%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (9.17%) IBM Cloud
10 10 (9.17%) MinIO
10 10 (9.17%) Serverless
11 9 (8.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 9 (8.26%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (7.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.93%) DNS
2 10 (9.17%) Firewall
3 7 (6.42%) SAN
3 7 (6.42%) SD-WAN
3 7 (6.42%) VPN
3 7 (6.42%) VSAN
4 6 (5.50%) Internet
5 4 (3.67%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.75%) AMQP
6 3 (2.75%) WAN
7 2 (1.83%) BGP
7 2 (1.83%) HTTP
7 2 (1.83%) LAN
7 2 (1.83%) VLAN
8 1 (0.92%) Broadband
8 1 (0.92%) DHCP
8 1 (0.92%) MPLS
8 1 (0.92%) SSH
8 1 (0.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.84%) Big Data
2 10 (9.17%) Amazon RDS
2 10 (9.17%) MySQL
3 9 (8.26%) NoSQL
3 9 (8.26%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (7.34%) Redis
5 7 (6.42%) SQL Server
6 4 (3.67%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (3.67%) Hadoop
6 4 (3.67%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.75%) Aerospike
7 3 (2.75%) ArangoDB
7 3 (2.75%) CockroachDB
7 3 (2.75%) Couchbase
7 3 (2.75%) Scylla
8 2 (1.83%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.83%) OpenStack Swift
9 1 (0.92%) Apache Accumulo
9 1 (0.92%) InfluxDB
9 1 (0.92%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 29 (26.61%) Git (software)
1 29 (26.61%) Jenkins
2 11 (10.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 11 (10.09%) Hudson
2 11 (10.09%) Vagrant
3 9 (8.26%) GitLab
4 2 (1.83%) GoCD
General
1 30 (27.52%) Social Skills
2 21 (19.27%) Finance
3 9 (8.26%) Presentation Skills
4 6 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.67%) Games
5 4 (3.67%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.83%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 37 (33.94%) Platform Engineer
2 25 (22.94%) DevOps Engineer
3 24 (22.02%) AWS Engineer
4 15 (13.76%) Linux Engineer
5 11 (10.09%) Data Engineer
5 11 (10.09%) Site Reliability Engineer
6 6 (5.50%) Architect
6 6 (5.50%) Lead DevOps
6 6 (5.50%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 6 (5.50%) Site Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) AWS DevOps
7 5 (4.59%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) Developer
7 5 (4.59%) Operations Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) Consultant
8 4 (3.67%) Linux Support
8 4 (3.67%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) Unix Linux Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (18.35%) RabbitMQ
2 13 (11.93%) Elastic Stack
3 11 (10.09%) Kafka
4 10 (9.17%) Node.js
5 7 (6.42%) Spring
5 7 (6.42%) Spring Boot
5 7 (6.42%) Spring Cloud
5 7 (6.42%) Web Services
6 5 (4.59%) Vue.js
7 4 (3.67%) boto
7 4 (3.67%) CodeIgniter
7 4 (3.67%) jQuery
7 4 (3.67%) Laravel
7 4 (3.67%) MyBatis
7 4 (3.67%) YAML
7 4 (3.67%) Zuul
8 3 (2.75%) Django
8 3 (2.75%) Flask
8 3 (2.75%) Java EE
9 1 (0.92%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.93%) Public Cloud
2 11 (10.09%) Cloud Native
3 8 (7.34%) Clustering
4 7 (6.42%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (5.50%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (3.67%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.67%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.75%) Blog
7 3 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.83%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.92%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.92%) Social Media
9 1 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 50 (45.87%) Linux
2 21 (19.27%) Unix
3 14 (12.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (10.09%) CentOS
5 7 (6.42%) Windows
6 4 (3.67%) Android
6 4 (3.67%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.75%) Debian
7 3 (2.75%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (68.81%) Configuration Management
2 69 (63.30%) DevOps
3 43 (39.45%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (24.77%) Site Reliability Engineering
5 26 (23.85%) Infrastructure as Code
6 19 (17.43%) Computer Science
7 17 (15.60%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (13.76%) Microservices
8 15 (13.76%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (13.76%) Scrum
9 12 (11.01%) Test Automation
10 11 (10.09%) Artificial Intelligence
10 11 (10.09%) Coaching
10 11 (10.09%) Data Engineering
10 11 (10.09%) Data Science
10 11 (10.09%) Project Management
11 10 (9.17%) High Availability
11 10 (9.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 10 (9.17%) Software Testing
12 9 (8.26%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 80 (73.39%) Python
2 40 (36.70%) Go
3 32 (29.36%) Java
4 24 (22.02%) Ruby
5 18 (16.51%) Bash Shell
6 15 (13.76%) Perl
7 11 (10.09%) C#
7 11 (10.09%) SQL
8 9 (8.26%) JavaScript
9 8 (7.34%) C++
10 6 (5.50%) PowerShell
11 4 (3.67%) PHP
11 4 (3.67%) TypeScript
12 3 (2.75%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.83%) C
14 1 (0.92%) Groovy
14 1 (0.92%) R
14 1 (0.92%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (10.09%) Degree
2 9 (8.26%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.92%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.92%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.92%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.92%) SLA
System Software
1 61 (55.96%) Docker
2 18 (16.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (10.09%) KVM
4 10 (9.17%) NFS
5 9 (8.26%) vSphere
6 7 (6.42%) Ceph
6 7 (6.42%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (5.50%) Xen
8 4 (3.67%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.83%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.92%) iptables
10 1 (0.92%) LXC
10 1 (0.92%) Squid
10 1 (0.92%) Varnish
10 1 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 95 (87.16%) Puppet
2 91 (83.49%) Opscode Chef
3 81 (74.31%) Ansible
4 56 (51.38%) Terraform
5 54 (49.54%) Kubernetes
6 17 (15.60%) Grafana
7 16 (14.68%) ZABBIX
8 15 (13.76%) Nagios
8 15 (13.76%) Prometheus
9 13 (11.93%) Consul
9 13 (11.93%) Docker Swarm
10 12 (11.01%) Graphite
10 12 (11.01%) HAProxy
11 11 (10.09%) Packer
12 9 (8.26%) Opsview
13 7 (6.42%) vCenter Server
14 4 (3.67%) Rancher
14 4 (3.67%) Rsyslog
15 2 (1.83%) FortiGate
15 2 (1.83%) Mesos
Vendors
1 35 (32.11%) VMware
2 26 (23.85%) Red Hat
3 24 (22.02%) Google
4 16 (14.68%) SaltStack
5 10 (9.17%) IBM
5 10 (9.17%) SAP
6 9 (8.26%) SolarWinds
7 7 (6.42%) AppDynamics
7 7 (6.42%) Dynatrace
7 7 (6.42%) Symantec
7 7 (6.42%) Veritas
8 6 (5.50%) Oracle
9 5 (4.59%) Microsoft
10 3 (2.75%) Cisco
10 3 (2.75%) Fortinet
10 3 (2.75%) Splunk
11 2 (1.83%) Mellanox