Period
to 5 April 2020

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 5 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Puppet
England > North West
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 140 150 144
Rank change year-on-year +10 -6 0
Permanent jobs citing Puppet 160 222 291
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 1.99% 2.18% 2.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.24% 21.72% 25.78%
Number of salaries quoted 148 177 261
Median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% - +9.52%
10th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £38,750
90th Percentile £74,300 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -

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 928 1,022 1,129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.56% 10.02% 8.67%
Number of salaries quoted 702 778 892
Median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.96% +9.47% +11.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,775 £27,050
90th Percentile £74,000 £75,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +4.76%

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Puppet as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Puppet in the North West.

Salary trend for Puppet in the North West

Puppet
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Puppet in the North West over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

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 5 April 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 -1 118 £55,000 -4.35% 26
Cheshire +44 30 £55,000 - 7
Lancashire +11 12 £55,000 -8.33% 2
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, 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.

1 114 (71.25%) DevOps
2 106 (66.25%) Ansible
3 102 (63.75%) Python
4 95 (59.38%) AWS
5 89 (55.63%) Docker
6 87 (54.38%) Opscode Chef
7 86 (53.75%) Azure
7 86 (53.75%) Linux
8 85 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
9 81 (50.63%) Terraform
10 78 (48.75%) Windows
11 70 (43.75%) Jenkins
12 67 (41.88%) VMware
13 65 (40.63%) Bash Shell
14 59 (36.88%) Kubernetes
15 55 (34.38%) Configuration Management
16 54 (33.75%) Git (software)
17 53 (33.13%) Continuous Integration
18 47 (29.38%) Active Directory
19 46 (28.75%) PowerShell
20 39 (24.38%) VMware Infrastructure
21 34 (21.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 32 (20.00%) TeamCity
22 32 (20.00%) High Availability
23 30 (18.75%) Scrum
24 29 (18.13%) SQL Server
25 28 (17.50%) Octopus Deploy
26 26 (16.25%) Java
26 26 (16.25%) JavaScript
27 25 (15.63%) SQL

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 15 (9.38%) Apache
2 9 (5.63%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (4.38%) Confluence
4 6 (3.75%) OpenStack
4 6 (3.75%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.75%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.50%) IIS
5 4 (2.50%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.25%) nginx
7 1 (0.63%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 95 (59.38%) AWS
2 86 (53.75%) Azure
3 22 (13.75%) GCP
4 16 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 14 (8.75%) Amazon S3
6 13 (8.13%) Office 365
7 12 (7.50%) Slack
8 10 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (5.00%) GitHub
9 8 (5.00%) Power Platform
9 8 (5.00%) SaaS
10 7 (4.38%) Amazon ECS
10 7 (4.38%) Serverless
10 7 (4.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (3.75%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (3.75%) IBM Cloud
12 5 (3.13%) OpenShift
13 4 (2.50%) PaaS
14 3 (1.88%) Amazon Kinesis
14 3 (1.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.75%) Firewall
2 19 (11.88%) DNS
3 13 (8.13%) VPN
4 9 (5.63%) SMTP
5 8 (5.00%) TCP/IP
6 6 (3.75%) Network Security
6 6 (3.75%) Unified Communications
6 6 (3.75%) VLAN
6 6 (3.75%) VoIP
6 6 (3.75%) WAN
7 4 (2.50%) SAN
8 2 (1.25%) HTTP
8 2 (1.25%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.63%) Intranet
9 1 (0.63%) IPv4
9 1 (0.63%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (18.13%) SQL Server
2 25 (15.63%) MySQL
3 13 (8.13%) Amazon RDS
4 12 (7.50%) NoSQL
5 11 (6.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 9 (5.63%) MariaDB
7 8 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (5.00%) Power BI
8 6 (3.75%) Big Data
8 6 (3.75%) GIS
9 5 (3.13%) MongoDB
10 4 (2.50%) DB2
11 3 (1.88%) Amazon Athena
11 3 (1.88%) Hadoop
12 2 (1.25%) Redis
12 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 70 (43.75%) Jenkins
2 54 (33.75%) Git (software)
3 32 (20.00%) TeamCity
4 28 (17.50%) Octopus Deploy
5 22 (13.75%) Bitbucket
6 15 (9.38%) GitLab
7 13 (8.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 13 (8.13%) Cucumber
7 13 (8.13%) JIRA
7 13 (8.13%) Selenium
8 12 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (6.88%) WebDriver
10 10 (6.25%) Maven
10 10 (6.25%) Protractor
11 7 (4.38%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (3.75%) HP UFT
12 6 (3.75%) LoadRunner
12 6 (3.75%) Mockito
12 6 (3.75%) SoapUI
12 6 (3.75%) TestComplete
General
1 17 (10.63%) Finance
2 7 (4.38%) Law
2 7 (4.38%) Manufacturing
2 7 (4.38%) Retail
3 3 (1.88%) Financial Institution
3 3 (1.88%) Legal
3 3 (1.88%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.25%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (37.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 22 (13.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (11.25%) Platform Engineer
4 15 (9.38%) Senior DevOps
4 15 (9.38%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 14 (8.75%) AWS Engineer
6 13 (8.13%) VMware Engineer
7 12 (7.50%) Cloud Engineer
8 11 (6.88%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (5.63%) Azure Engineer
9 9 (5.63%) Windows Engineer
10 8 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
11 7 (4.38%) Consultant
11 7 (4.38%) Linux Engineer
11 7 (4.38%) Site Engineer
11 7 (4.38%) Site Reliability Engineer
12 6 (3.75%) Software Engineer
13 5 (3.13%) Infrastructure Manager
13 5 (3.13%) Test Consultant
13 5 (3.13%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.63%) LDAP
2 15 (9.38%) .NET
3 13 (8.13%) LAMP
3 13 (8.13%) Web Services
4 7 (4.38%) Elastic Stack
4 7 (4.38%) Gherkin
5 6 (3.75%) Nightwatchjs
5 6 (3.75%) Node.js
5 6 (3.75%) REST
6 4 (2.50%) JAXB
6 4 (2.50%) JSON
6 4 (2.50%) XML
7 3 (1.88%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (1.88%) Spring
8 2 (1.25%) OAuth
8 2 (1.25%) OAuth2
8 2 (1.25%) OpenID
8 2 (1.25%) SAML
8 2 (1.25%) Spring Boot
9 1 (0.63%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.63%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (3.75%) Algorithms
3 6 (3.75%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (3.75%) Life Science
3 6 (3.75%) User Experience
4 5 (3.13%) Wiki
5 4 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.50%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.88%) Cloud Native
6 3 (1.88%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.63%) CMDB
7 1 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.63%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 86 (53.75%) Linux
2 78 (48.75%) Windows
3 25 (15.63%) Windows Server
4 21 (13.13%) Unix
5 12 (7.50%) Windows Server 2016
6 10 (6.25%) CentOS
7 9 (5.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (3.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.50%) VMS
10 1 (0.63%) Android
10 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.63%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (71.25%) DevOps
2 85 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (34.38%) Configuration Management
4 53 (33.13%) Continuous Integration
5 34 (21.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 32 (20.00%) High Availability
7 30 (18.75%) Scrum
8 25 (15.63%) Deployment Automation
9 23 (14.38%) Continuous Delivery
10 22 (13.75%) Test Automation
11 19 (11.88%) Mentoring
11 19 (11.88%) Open Source
12 18 (11.25%) Continuous Improvement
13 17 (10.63%) Software Engineering
14 16 (10.00%) Coaching
14 16 (10.00%) Infrastructure as Code
14 16 (10.00%) ITIL
15 15 (9.38%) Data Science
15 15 (9.38%) Microservices
15 15 (9.38%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 102 (63.75%) Python
2 65 (40.63%) Bash Shell
3 46 (28.75%) PowerShell
4 26 (16.25%) Java
4 26 (16.25%) JavaScript
5 25 (15.63%) SQL
6 23 (14.38%) Ruby
7 16 (10.00%) C#
8 8 (5.00%) Shell Script
9 7 (4.38%) Groovy
9 7 (4.38%) Perl
10 6 (3.75%) Scala
10 6 (3.75%) VB.NET
10 6 (3.75%) VBScript
11 5 (3.13%) Go
12 2 (1.25%) PHP
12 2 (1.25%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.63%) C++
13 1 (0.63%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (6.88%) Degree
2 8 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (4.38%) MCSE
3 7 (4.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (4.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (3.75%) CCNA
4 6 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.13%) ISTQB
5 5 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.88%) AWS Certification
7 2 (1.25%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.63%) MCSA
8 1 (0.63%) RHCE
8 1 (0.63%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.50%) GDPR
1 12 (7.50%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.63%) SLA
2 1 (0.63%) Solvency II
System Software
1 89 (55.63%) Docker
2 47 (29.38%) Active Directory
3 39 (24.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (9.38%) vSphere
5 11 (6.88%) Hyper-V
6 10 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (5.63%) NFS
7 9 (5.63%) Samba
7 9 (5.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 106 (66.25%) Ansible
2 87 (54.38%) Opscode Chef
3 81 (50.63%) Terraform
4 59 (36.88%) Kubernetes
5 10 (6.25%) Kibana
5 10 (6.25%) Nagios
6 9 (5.63%) Cacti
6 9 (5.63%) Galera Cluster
6 9 (5.63%) HAProxy
7 8 (5.00%) Grafana
8 7 (4.38%) Cobbler
9 3 (1.88%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (1.88%) logstash
9 3 (1.88%) Packer
9 3 (1.88%) Tivoli
10 2 (1.25%) Consul
10 2 (1.25%) Graphite
10 2 (1.25%) Prometheus
10 2 (1.25%) Salt
10 2 (1.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 67 (41.88%) VMware
2 21 (13.13%) Oracle
3 20 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 16 (10.00%) Google
5 13 (8.13%) SaltStack
6 10 (6.25%) Cisco
7 7 (4.38%) IBM
7 7 (4.38%) Micro Focus
8 6 (3.75%) Atlassian
8 6 (3.75%) CA
8 6 (3.75%) CA Agile Central
8 6 (3.75%) Dynatrace
8 6 (3.75%) HP
8 6 (3.75%) Parasoft
8 6 (3.75%) Red Hat
8 6 (3.75%) ServiceNow
8 6 (3.75%) Veeam
9 4 (2.50%) hybris
9 4 (2.50%) Meraki
9 4 (2.50%) NetApp