Period
to 25 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Puppet skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Puppet over the 6 months to 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Puppet
England > North West
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 129 170
Rank change year-on-year -3 +41 +117
Permanent jobs citing Puppet 305 306 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.48% 2.47% 1.74%
As % of the Systems Management category 26.97% 31.07% 25.23%
Number of salaries quoted 262 294 136
North West median annual salary £57,500 £52,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.58% +15.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

Puppet 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 1,131 985 765
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.19% 7.97% 6.88%
Number of salaries quoted 915 834 586
North West median annual salary £49,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.29% - +10.39%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £56,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Puppet in the North West

Puppet
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Puppet in the North West

Puppet
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Puppet in the North West over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Puppet in the North West

Puppet
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 Puppet within the North West region over the 6 months to 25 May 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
Manchester -12 225 £55,000 +4.76% 48
Cheshire +5 60 £60,000 +20.00% 3
Merseyside -1 13 £62,500 - 4
Lancashire +6 2 £37,500 +50.00% 1
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, IT jobs citing Puppet 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 Puppet.

1 256 (83.93%) DevOps
2 254 (83.28%) Opscode Chef
3 215 (70.49%) Linux
4 199 (65.25%) Ansible
5 177 (58.03%) Amazon AWS
6 165 (54.10%) Python
7 156 (51.15%) Agile Software Development
8 145 (47.54%) Continuous Integration
9 125 (40.98%) Docker
10 124 (40.66%) Jenkins
11 118 (38.69%) Microsoft Azure
11 118 (38.69%) Configuration Management
12 117 (38.36%) Windows
13 104 (34.10%) Git (software)
14 98 (32.13%) Continuous Delivery
15 89 (29.18%) Bash Shell
16 86 (28.20%) VMware
17 84 (27.54%) Terraform
18 80 (26.23%) Microsoft
19 72 (23.61%) TDD
20 67 (21.97%) Ruby
20 67 (21.97%) Java
21 64 (20.98%) VMware Infrastructure
22 63 (20.66%) Hyper-V
23 61 (20.00%) Xen
24 58 (19.02%) VirtualBox
25 57 (18.69%) Open Source
26 56 (18.36%) Kubernetes
27 54 (17.70%) Google Cloud Platform
28 47 (15.41%) QA

Puppet
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 20 (6.56%) Apache
2 17 (5.57%) Tomcat
3 14 (4.59%) nginx
4 13 (4.26%) Cloud Foundry
5 6 (1.97%) Apache Pig
5 6 (1.97%) OpenStack
6 5 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.64%) IIS
7 3 (0.98%) CloudStack
7 3 (0.98%) JBoss
8 2 (0.66%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.66%) Confluence
9 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.33%) Jetty
9 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 177 (58.03%) Amazon AWS
2 118 (38.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (17.70%) Google Cloud Platform
4 42 (13.77%) NuGet
5 39 (12.79%) AWS CloudFormation
6 26 (8.52%) SaaS
7 17 (5.57%) Amazon EC2
8 15 (4.92%) IaaS
9 13 (4.26%) PaaS
10 10 (3.28%) AWS Lambda
10 10 (3.28%) Serverless
11 6 (1.97%) Amazon Kinesis
11 6 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (1.97%) GitHub
12 5 (1.64%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (1.64%) Office 365
13 4 (1.31%) npm
13 4 (1.31%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.98%) Amazon ELB
15 2 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (11.80%) TCP/IP
2 31 (10.16%) DNS
3 22 (7.21%) HTTP
4 19 (6.23%) Firewall
5 16 (5.25%) SSL
6 14 (4.59%) VPN
7 13 (4.26%) Internet
7 13 (4.26%) SAN
8 11 (3.61%) VLAN
9 10 (3.28%) BGP
9 10 (3.28%) Broadband
9 10 (3.28%) Ethernet
9 10 (3.28%) IPv6
9 10 (3.28%) MRTG
9 10 (3.28%) OSPF
9 10 (3.28%) SNMP
9 10 (3.28%) TACACS
9 10 (3.28%) VoIP
9 10 (3.28%) VRRP
9 10 (3.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (11.80%) MySQL
2 24 (7.87%) SQL Server
3 17 (5.57%) Big Data
4 14 (4.59%) Apache Cassandra
5 11 (3.61%) Hadoop
6 10 (3.28%) MongoDB
7 9 (2.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 7 (2.30%) NoSQL
8 7 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.97%) Apache Hive
10 4 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (1.31%) Redis
11 3 (0.98%) CouchDB
11 3 (0.98%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.66%) HBase
12 2 (0.66%) MariaDB
13 1 (0.33%) Couchbase
13 1 (0.33%) InfluxDB
13 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.33%) Riak
Development Applications
1 124 (40.66%) Jenkins
2 104 (34.10%) Git (software)
3 35 (11.48%) Vagrant
4 17 (5.57%) JIRA
5 16 (5.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 14 (4.59%) JUnit
6 14 (4.59%) TeamCity
7 13 (4.26%) Subversion
8 8 (2.62%) Selenium
9 7 (2.30%) Bitbucket
9 7 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (1.97%) Ant
10 6 (1.97%) GoCD
10 6 (1.97%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (1.64%) GitLab
11 5 (1.64%) Gradle
11 5 (1.64%) PyCharm
11 5 (1.64%) Robot Framework
11 5 (1.64%) SonarQube
11 5 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 33 (10.82%) Finance
2 24 (7.87%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.59%) Banking
4 13 (4.26%) Marketing
5 11 (3.61%) Electronics
5 11 (3.61%) Retail
6 10 (3.28%) Investment Banking
6 10 (3.28%) Law
7 9 (2.95%) Automotive
8 8 (2.62%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.98%) Back Office
9 3 (0.98%) Legal
10 2 (0.66%) Games
Job Titles
1 184 (60.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 59 (19.34%) Lead DevOps
3 57 (18.69%) Senior DevOps
4 50 (16.39%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 47 (15.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 45 (14.75%) Team Leader
7 37 (12.13%) Linux Engineer
8 31 (10.16%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 31 (10.16%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 21 (6.89%) Software Engineer
10 20 (6.56%) Systems Engineer
11 19 (6.23%) AWS DevOps
12 18 (5.90%) Java Engineer
13 17 (5.57%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 17 (5.57%) AWS Engineer
14 16 (5.25%) Java Software Engineer
15 14 (4.59%) Technical Leader
16 13 (4.26%) Lead Systems Engineer
16 13 (4.26%) Senior Systems Engineer
16 13 (4.26%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (13.77%) Web Services
2 40 (13.11%) Node.js
3 30 (9.84%) .NET
4 21 (6.89%) React
5 20 (6.56%) AngularJS
6 18 (5.90%) LAMP
6 18 (5.90%) REST
6 18 (5.90%) Spring
7 15 (4.92%) Spring Boot
8 14 (4.59%) Hibernate
9 12 (3.93%) Elastic Stack
10 11 (3.61%) WSGI
11 10 (3.28%) Servlets
12 9 (2.95%) RabbitMQ
13 7 (2.30%) HTML
14 6 (1.97%) .NET Framework
14 6 (1.97%) ASP.NET
14 6 (1.97%) Laravel
14 6 (1.97%) SOAP
15 5 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.56%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (4.59%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (4.59%) Xbox
3 12 (3.93%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 7 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.30%) Public Cloud
6 6 (1.97%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (1.64%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.98%) Cloud Native
8 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (0.98%) Internet of Things
8 3 (0.98%) Social Media
9 2 (0.66%) Clustering
9 2 (0.66%) Smart City
10 1 (0.33%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 215 (70.49%) Linux
2 117 (38.36%) Windows
3 22 (7.21%) Unix
4 18 (5.90%) CentOS
5 8 (2.62%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.97%) Debian
7 5 (1.64%) AIX
7 5 (1.64%) Data ONTAP
8 4 (1.31%) Android
8 4 (1.31%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.31%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.98%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.33%) SUSE
10 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (83.93%) DevOps
2 156 (51.15%) Agile Software Development
3 145 (47.54%) Continuous Integration
4 118 (38.69%) Configuration Management
5 98 (32.13%) Continuous Delivery
6 72 (23.61%) TDD
7 57 (18.69%) Open Source
8 45 (14.75%) Scrum
8 45 (14.75%) Test Automation
9 44 (14.43%) Software Engineering
10 31 (10.16%) Deployment Automation
10 31 (10.16%) Mentoring
11 29 (9.51%) Microservices
12 27 (8.85%) Problem-Solving
13 24 (7.87%) BDD
14 22 (7.21%) E-Commerce
15 21 (6.89%) Kanban
16 20 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
17 19 (6.23%) Continuous Deployment
18 18 (5.90%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 165 (54.10%) Python
2 89 (29.18%) Bash Shell
3 67 (21.97%) Java
3 67 (21.97%) Ruby
4 43 (14.10%) PHP
5 42 (13.77%) JavaScript
6 41 (13.44%) SQL
7 38 (12.46%) Perl
8 35 (11.48%) PowerShell
9 13 (4.26%) Java 8
10 12 (3.93%) C#
10 12 (3.93%) Shell Script
11 10 (3.28%) Go
12 4 (1.31%) C
12 4 (1.31%) C++
12 4 (1.31%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.66%) Groovy
13 2 (0.66%) Korn
13 2 (0.66%) R
13 2 (0.66%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (2.95%) AWS Certification
2 9 (2.95%) Degree
3 7 (2.30%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.97%) CCNP
4 6 (1.97%) JNCIP
5 4 (1.31%) CCNA
5 4 (1.31%) CISSP
5 4 (1.31%) CompTIA Security+
5 4 (1.31%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.31%) GIAC
5 4 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.31%) Linux+ Certification
5 4 (1.31%) MCSE
5 4 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.31%) Network+ Certification
5 4 (1.31%) RHCE
5 4 (1.31%) RHCSA
5 4 (1.31%) SANS
5 4 (1.31%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (15.41%) QA
2 28 (9.18%) GCP
3 14 (4.59%) PCI DSS
4 10 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.31%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 125 (40.98%) Docker
2 64 (20.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (20.66%) Hyper-V
4 61 (20.00%) Xen
5 58 (19.02%) VirtualBox
6 27 (8.85%) Active Directory
7 16 (5.25%) KVM
8 8 (2.62%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (2.30%) vSphere
10 3 (0.98%) GlusterFS
10 3 (0.98%) Varnish
10 3 (0.98%) XenServer
11 2 (0.66%) HDFS
11 2 (0.66%) PowerHA
12 1 (0.33%) Corosync
12 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 254 (83.28%) Opscode Chef
2 199 (65.25%) Ansible
3 84 (27.54%) Terraform
4 56 (18.36%) Kubernetes
5 40 (13.11%) Salt
6 37 (12.13%) Packer
7 19 (6.23%) Nagios
8 13 (4.26%) SCCM
9 10 (3.28%) Cacti
9 10 (3.28%) Consul
9 10 (3.28%) OpenNMS
9 10 (3.28%) RANCID
10 6 (1.97%) Graphite
11 5 (1.64%) Cobbler
11 5 (1.64%) Grafana
12 4 (1.31%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (1.31%) Opsview
12 4 (1.31%) SCOM
12 4 (1.31%) Tivoli
12 4 (1.31%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 86 (28.20%) VMware
2 80 (26.23%) Microsoft
3 47 (15.41%) Google
4 26 (8.52%) Red Hat
5 16 (5.25%) SaltStack
6 15 (4.92%) IBM
6 15 (4.92%) Oracle
7 10 (3.28%) Cisco
7 10 (3.28%) Ericsson
7 10 (3.28%) Huawei
7 10 (3.28%) Juniper
8 8 (2.62%) SAP
9 7 (2.30%) Atlassian
10 6 (1.97%) HP
10 6 (1.97%) NetApp
11 5 (1.64%) Citrix
12 4 (1.31%) Brocade
12 4 (1.31%) Foundry
12 4 (1.31%) ZyXEL
13 3 (0.98%) 3PAR