Period
to 12 June 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 12 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Salt
UK > England
6 months to
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 788 756 723
Rank change year-on-year -32 -33 +46
Permanent jobs citing Salt 99 103 363
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.13% 0.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.65% 0.93% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 85 73 303
10th Percentile £46,750 £55,000 £38,000
25th Percentile £55,000 £65,000 £56,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £75,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +7.14% +12.00%
75th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £95,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £68,750 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% +7.14% +12.00%

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 15,131 11,063 17,162
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.01% 14.22% 12.90%
Number of salaries quoted 10,930 8,890 13,352
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
25th Percentile £47,500 £46,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £77,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £58,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +6.84% +6.36%

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 12 June 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 12 June 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 -47 45 £71,250 -13.64% 10
North of England -10 22 £50,000 - 4
West Midlands -16 18 £73,750 +1.72% 6
Midlands -27 18 £73,750 +1.72% 6
North West - 18 £55,000 - 2
East of England - 12 £67,500 - 2
North East - 7 £47,500 - 1
South East -22 5 £75,000 -
Yorkshire -34 3 £47,500 -5.00% 1
South West -59 1 £72,500 -9.38% 1
Salt
UK

For the 6 months to 12 June 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 84 (84.85%) DevOps
2 83 (83.84%) Opscode Chef
3 80 (80.81%) Ansible
4 62 (62.63%) Terraform
5 61 (61.62%) Puppet
6 58 (58.59%) Kubernetes
6 58 (58.59%) AWS
7 52 (52.53%) Python
8 49 (49.49%) Configuration Management
8 49 (49.49%) Docker
9 45 (45.45%) Azure
10 43 (43.43%) Jenkins
10 43 (43.43%) Linux
10 43 (43.43%) Agile Software Development
11 33 (33.33%) VMware
12 28 (28.28%) VMware Infrastructure
13 26 (26.26%) Git (software)
13 26 (26.26%) Grafana
13 26 (26.26%) Social Skills
14 22 (22.22%) Xen
14 22 (22.22%) Computer Science
15 21 (21.21%) OpenShift
16 20 (20.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 20 (20.20%) Hyper-V
17 19 (19.19%) ZABBIX
17 19 (19.19%) Continuous Integration
17 19 (19.19%) Project Management
17 19 (19.19%) Nagios
17 19 (19.19%) High Availability
17 19 (19.19%) Consul

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 12 (12.12%) OpenStack
2 11 (11.11%) Apache
3 6 (6.06%) nginx
3 6 (6.06%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.04%) Camunda
5 3 (3.03%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (2.02%) Confluence
7 1 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.01%) IIS
7 1 (1.01%) Traffic Server
Cloud Services
1 58 (58.59%) AWS
2 45 (45.45%) Azure
3 21 (21.21%) OpenShift
4 17 (17.17%) AWS CloudFormation
5 14 (14.14%) GCP
6 6 (6.06%) IaaS
7 5 (5.05%) AWS CodePipeline
7 5 (5.05%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (5.05%) PaaS
7 5 (5.05%) Pulumi
7 5 (5.05%) Serverless
8 4 (4.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (4.04%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (4.04%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 4 (4.04%) Amazon S3
8 4 (4.04%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (4.04%) AWS OpsWorks
8 4 (4.04%) Cloudflare
8 4 (4.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (3.03%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 7 (7.07%) HTTP
2 7 (7.07%) Internet
3 4 (4.04%) DNS
4 3 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (3.03%) Firewall
4 3 (3.03%) H.323
5 1 (1.01%) DHCP
5 1 (1.01%) MPLS
5 1 (1.01%) SAN
5 1 (1.01%) SD-WAN
5 1 (1.01%) VPN
5 1 (1.01%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.18%) Big Data
2 5 (5.05%) MySQL
2 5 (5.05%) NoSQL
3 4 (4.04%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.04%) Redis
4 1 (1.01%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (1.01%) ClickHouse
4 1 (1.01%) InfluxDB
4 1 (1.01%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 43 (43.43%) Jenkins
2 26 (26.26%) Git (software)
3 20 (20.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 18 (18.18%) Hudson
4 18 (18.18%) Vagrant
5 11 (11.11%) Bitbucket
6 10 (10.10%) JIRA
7 8 (8.08%) Mercurial
8 4 (4.04%) Robot Framework
9 3 (3.03%) GitLab
10 1 (1.01%) CircleCI
10 1 (1.01%) Gerrit
10 1 (1.01%) Gradle
10 1 (1.01%) Maven
General
1 26 (26.26%) Social Skills
2 9 (9.09%) Finance
3 4 (4.04%) Games
4 3 (3.03%) Presentation Skills
5 1 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.01%) Banking
5 1 (1.01%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.01%) Marketing
5 1 (1.01%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (39.39%) DevOps Engineer
2 26 (26.26%) Platform Engineer
3 24 (24.24%) AWS Engineer
4 18 (18.18%) Data Engineer
5 14 (14.14%) Lead DevOps
5 14 (14.14%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 12 (12.12%) Automation Engineer
7 7 (7.07%) Architect
7 7 (7.07%) Senior DevOps
7 7 (7.07%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) Administrator
8 6 (6.06%) DevOps Automation Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) Python Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (5.05%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) Site Reliability Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) Technical Architect
10 4 (4.04%) Linux Administrator
10 4 (4.04%) Network Architect
10 4 (4.04%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.06%) Django
1 6 (6.06%) Flask
1 6 (6.06%) REST
1 6 (6.06%) Spring
1 6 (6.06%) Spring Boot
1 6 (6.06%) Spring Cloud
2 5 (5.05%) Node.js
2 5 (5.05%) RabbitMQ
2 5 (5.05%) Vue.js
3 4 (4.04%) MyBatis
3 4 (4.04%) OpenDaylight
3 4 (4.04%) Zuul
4 2 (2.02%) CSS
4 2 (2.02%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (2.02%) HTML
4 2 (2.02%) Java EE
4 2 (2.02%) Web Services
5 1 (1.01%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (1.01%) libvirt
5 1 (1.01%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.18%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (10.10%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.04%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.03%) Blog
4 3 (3.03%) Cloud Native
4 3 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.02%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.01%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.01%) iPhone
6 1 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 43 (43.43%) Linux
2 16 (16.16%) Windows
3 14 (14.14%) Windows Server
4 10 (10.10%) Unix
5 8 (8.08%) CentOS
6 7 (7.07%) Android
7 5 (5.05%) Ubuntu
8 4 (4.04%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.01%) Debian
9 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (84.85%) DevOps
2 49 (49.49%) Configuration Management
3 43 (43.43%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (22.22%) Computer Science
5 19 (19.19%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (19.19%) High Availability
5 19 (19.19%) Project Management
6 18 (18.18%) Artificial Intelligence
6 18 (18.18%) Data Engineering
6 18 (18.18%) Data Science
7 16 (16.16%) Mentoring
8 13 (13.13%) Fintech
8 13 (13.13%) Infrastructure as Code
9 12 (12.12%) Open Source
9 12 (12.12%) Scrum
10 10 (10.10%) Microservices
11 9 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (8.08%) Data Transformation
12 8 (8.08%) Kanban
12 8 (8.08%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 52 (52.53%) Python
2 14 (14.14%) Go
2 14 (14.14%) PowerShell
3 13 (13.13%) Java
4 8 (8.08%) Ruby
5 6 (6.06%) C#
6 5 (5.05%) Bash Shell
7 4 (4.04%) C++
7 4 (4.04%) Shell Script
7 4 (4.04%) SQL
7 4 (4.04%) TypeScript
8 3 (3.03%) C
8 3 (3.03%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.03%) Perl
9 1 (1.01%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (9.09%) Degree
2 3 (3.03%) CCNA
2 3 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.03%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 49 (49.49%) Docker
2 28 (28.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (22.22%) Xen
4 20 (20.20%) Hyper-V
5 6 (6.06%) KVM
6 3 (3.03%) NFS
6 3 (3.03%) vSphere
7 1 (1.01%) Ceph
7 1 (1.01%) iptables
7 1 (1.01%) LXC
7 1 (1.01%) Squid
7 1 (1.01%) Varnish
7 1 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 83 (83.84%) Opscode Chef
2 80 (80.81%) Ansible
3 62 (62.63%) Terraform
4 61 (61.62%) Puppet
5 58 (58.59%) Kubernetes
6 26 (26.26%) Grafana
7 19 (19.19%) Consul
7 19 (19.19%) Nagios
7 19 (19.19%) ZABBIX
8 18 (18.18%) Docker Swarm
8 18 (18.18%) Graphite
8 18 (18.18%) Opsview
8 18 (18.18%) Packer
9 10 (10.10%) Prometheus
10 4 (4.04%) HAProxy
10 4 (4.04%) Rancher
10 4 (4.04%) Rsyslog
11 3 (3.03%) Mesos
12 1 (1.01%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 33 (33.33%) VMware
2 10 (10.10%) Red Hat
3 9 (9.09%) Google
4 7 (7.07%) Cisco
5 6 (6.06%) SaltStack
6 4 (4.04%) Arista
6 4 (4.04%) Oracle
7 3 (3.03%) Avaya
7 3 (3.03%) HP
7 3 (3.03%) IBM
7 3 (3.03%) Microsoft
7 3 (3.03%) New Relic
7 3 (3.03%) SAP
7 3 (3.03%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.02%) AppDynamics
8 2 (2.02%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.02%) Dynatrace
9 1 (1.01%) Adobe
9 1 (1.01%) Citrix