Period
to 28 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Opscode Chef skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Opscode Chef over the 6 months to 28 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Opscode Chef
England > North West
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 215 145 141
Rank change year-on-year -70 -4 +35
Permanent jobs citing Opscode Chef 89 224 299
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.06% 2.18% 2.34%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.97% 22.47% 26.77%
Number of salaries quoted 73 195 230
North West median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +2.22% +7.14%
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -

Opscode Chef 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 the North West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 893 997 1,117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.62% 9.72% 8.73%
Number of salaries quoted 702 794 860
North West median annual salary £50,000 £52,133 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.09% +12.11% +9.41%
10th Percentile £30,750 £31,250 £26,225
90th Percentile £72,660 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Opscode Chef as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Opscode Chef in the North West

Opscode Chef
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Opscode Chef in the North West.

Salary trend for Opscode Chef in the North West

Opscode Chef
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Opscode Chef in the North West over the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Opscode Chef in the North West

Opscode Chef
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Opscode Chef within the North West region over the 6 months to 28 February 2020. 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
Manchester -33 67 £60,000 +4.35% 15
Cheshire -4 18 £55,000 - 10
Merseyside -3 2 £42,500 +30.77%
Lancashire -9 2 £58,750 -2.08%
Opscode Chef
England

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, IT jobs citing Opscode Chef 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 North West region with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 71 (79.78%) Puppet
2 56 (62.92%) AWS
3 55 (61.80%) DevOps
4 52 (58.43%) Ansible
5 50 (56.18%) Azure
6 48 (53.93%) Agile Software Development
7 42 (47.19%) Python
8 40 (44.94%) Terraform
9 38 (42.70%) Docker
10 35 (39.33%) Jenkins
10 35 (39.33%) Kubernetes
11 33 (37.08%) Linux
12 31 (34.83%) Windows
12 31 (34.83%) Configuration Management
12 31 (34.83%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (31.46%) JavaScript
14 26 (29.21%) PowerShell
15 25 (28.09%) Git (software)
16 24 (26.97%) Bash Shell
16 24 (26.97%) Ruby
17 23 (25.84%) VMware
18 22 (24.72%) Java
19 17 (19.10%) Scrum
19 17 (19.10%) Test Automation
19 17 (19.10%) TeamCity
20 16 (17.98%) MySQL
20 16 (17.98%) SQL Server
20 16 (17.98%) Microsoft
21 15 (16.85%) Active Directory
21 15 (16.85%) SQL

Opscode Chef
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 9 (10.11%) Confluence
2 5 (5.62%) OpenStack
3 4 (4.49%) IIS
3 4 (4.49%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.25%) Apache
4 2 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.25%) nginx
4 2 (2.25%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.25%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 56 (62.92%) AWS
2 50 (56.18%) Azure
3 12 (13.48%) GCP
4 8 (8.99%) AWS CloudFormation
4 8 (8.99%) PaaS
4 8 (8.99%) Slack
5 6 (6.74%) SaaS
6 5 (5.62%) Amazon S3
6 5 (5.62%) IaaS
7 4 (4.49%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (4.49%) Amazon ECS
7 4 (4.49%) Office 365
7 4 (4.49%) OpenShift
7 4 (4.49%) Power Platform
8 3 (3.37%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (3.37%) Serverless
9 2 (2.25%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (2.25%) CloudFront
9 2 (2.25%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.99%) Firewall
2 6 (6.74%) WAN
3 2 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (2.25%) Kerberos
3 2 (2.25%) Skype
4 1 (1.12%) DNS
4 1 (1.12%) DSL
4 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.98%) MySQL
1 16 (17.98%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.48%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (7.87%) MongoDB
4 6 (6.74%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (4.49%) Power BI
6 3 (3.37%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (2.25%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (2.25%) Big Data
7 2 (2.25%) GIS
7 2 (2.25%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.25%) Redis
7 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 35 (39.33%) Jenkins
2 25 (28.09%) Git (software)
3 17 (19.10%) TeamCity
4 15 (16.85%) Octopus Deploy
5 14 (15.73%) Selenium
6 12 (13.48%) WebDriver
7 11 (12.36%) JIRA
7 11 (12.36%) Maven
8 10 (11.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (10.11%) Cucumber
10 8 (8.99%) Bitbucket
10 8 (8.99%) GitLab
10 8 (8.99%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (7.87%) GoCD
12 6 (6.74%) Gatling
12 6 (6.74%) Protractor
12 6 (6.74%) Robot Framework
12 6 (6.74%) The Grinder
12 6 (6.74%) webpack
12 6 (6.74%) Zephyr
General
1 10 (11.24%) Finance
2 7 (7.87%) Retail
3 2 (2.25%) Banking
3 2 (2.25%) Public Sector
3 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.12%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.12%) Law
4 1 (1.12%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (34.83%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (10.11%) AWS Engineer
2 9 (10.11%) Cloud Engineer
2 9 (10.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (10.11%) Platform Engineer
3 8 (8.99%) Consultant
3 8 (8.99%) Developer
4 7 (7.87%) Software Engineer
5 6 (6.74%) Azure Engineer
5 6 (6.74%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (6.74%) PHP Developer
5 6 (6.74%) Senior DevOps
5 6 (6.74%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 6 (6.74%) Test Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) Architect
6 4 (4.49%) Java Consultant
6 4 (4.49%) Test Automation Consultant
6 4 (4.49%) Test Consultant
6 4 (4.49%) VMS Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.85%) .NET
2 9 (10.11%) Gherkin
2 9 (10.11%) Node.js
3 8 (8.99%) CSS
3 8 (8.99%) HTML
4 6 (6.74%) Laravel
4 6 (6.74%) Nightwatchjs
4 6 (6.74%) REST
4 6 (6.74%) Web Services
5 4 (4.49%) LDAP
5 4 (4.49%) SAML
6 2 (2.25%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.25%) CGI
6 2 (2.25%) JSON
6 2 (2.25%) OAuth
6 2 (2.25%) OAuth2
6 2 (2.25%) OpenID
6 2 (2.25%) Spring
6 2 (2.25%) Symfony
6 2 (2.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.62%) Cloud Native
2 4 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.25%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.25%) Derivative
3 2 (2.25%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.25%) User Experience
4 1 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 33 (37.08%) Linux
2 31 (34.83%) Windows
3 10 (11.24%) Unix
4 9 (10.11%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.49%) VMS
6 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.25%) AIX
8 1 (1.12%) Debian
8 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (61.80%) DevOps
2 48 (53.93%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (34.83%) Configuration Management
3 31 (34.83%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (19.10%) Scrum
4 17 (19.10%) Test Automation
5 15 (16.85%) Open Source
6 14 (15.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 13 (14.61%) Deployment Automation
7 13 (14.61%) Infrastructure as Code
7 13 (14.61%) Software Engineering
8 11 (12.36%) Continuous Delivery
8 11 (12.36%) High Availability
9 10 (11.24%) Microservices
10 9 (10.11%) BDD
11 8 (8.99%) SDLC
12 7 (7.87%) Mentoring
13 6 (6.74%) Infrastructure Automation
13 6 (6.74%) Problem-Solving
13 6 (6.74%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (47.19%) Python
2 28 (31.46%) JavaScript
3 26 (29.21%) PowerShell
4 24 (26.97%) Bash Shell
4 24 (26.97%) Ruby
5 22 (24.72%) Java
6 15 (16.85%) SQL
7 12 (13.48%) C#
8 9 (10.11%) PHP
9 8 (8.99%) Groovy
10 7 (7.87%) Shell Script
10 7 (7.87%) VBScript
11 6 (6.74%) Scala
11 6 (6.74%) VB.NET
12 5 (5.62%) Perl
13 4 (4.49%) Go
13 4 (4.49%) PHP 7
14 3 (3.37%) C++
15 2 (2.25%) T-SQL
16 1 (1.12%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (7.87%) Degree
2 4 (4.49%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (4.49%) ISTQB
2 4 (4.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (4.49%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (3.37%) AWS Certification
4 2 (2.25%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) QA
2 2 (2.25%) GDPR
3 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.12%) SLA
3 1 (1.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 38 (42.70%) Docker
2 15 (16.85%) Active Directory
3 10 (11.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (6.74%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 71 (79.78%) Puppet
2 52 (58.43%) Ansible
3 40 (44.94%) Terraform
4 35 (39.33%) Kubernetes
5 6 (6.74%) Cobbler
6 5 (5.62%) Kibana
7 3 (3.37%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (3.37%) Tivoli
8 2 (2.25%) FortiGate
8 2 (2.25%) Ganglia
8 2 (2.25%) Grafana
8 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (2.25%) Nagios
8 2 (2.25%) Salt
8 2 (2.25%) Scalr
8 2 (2.25%) ZABBIX
9 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (1.12%) PowerBroker
Vendors
1 23 (25.84%) VMware
2 16 (17.98%) Microsoft
3 13 (14.61%) Google
4 12 (13.48%) Oracle
5 9 (10.11%) SaltStack
6 6 (6.74%) CA
6 6 (6.74%) CA Agile Central
6 6 (6.74%) Cisco
6 6 (6.74%) IBM
6 6 (6.74%) Micro Focus
6 6 (6.74%) Parasoft
7 4 (4.49%) Meraki
8 3 (3.37%) Atlassian
8 3 (3.37%) EnterpriseDB
8 3 (3.37%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.25%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.12%) Citrix