Period
to 12 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 12 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Opscode Chef
UK
6 months to
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 210 183 186
Rank change year-on-year -27 +3 +5
Permanent jobs citing Opscode Chef 2,204 3,108 3,426
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.61% 1.92% 1.92%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.40% 17.63% 21.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1,588 2,388 2,783
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £86,250 £86,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 17,772 17,634 15,989
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.00% 10.90% 8.98%
Number of salaries quoted 13,526 13,918 13,122
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,625 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% -

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Opscode Chef as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Opscode Chef in the UK

Opscode Chef
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Opscode Chef in the UK

Opscode Chef
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Opscode Chef over the 6 months to 12 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Opscode Chef in the UK

Opscode Chef
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Opscode Chef within the UK over the 6 months to 12 November 2019. 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
England -29 2,011 £65,000 +8.33% 301
London -18 1,184 £75,000 +7.14% 132
UK excluding London -32 985 £55,000 - 193
North of England -42 301 £55,000 - 71
South East -19 269 £62,500 +8.70% 38
Scotland +16 152 £52,500 +16.67% 20
Yorkshire +9 152 £53,400 -2.91% 35
North West -83 136 £60,000 +9.09% 32
South West +5 101 £52,500 +5.00% 19
Midlands -56 75 £52,500 -0.47% 19
East of England +15 70 £55,000 -12.00% 22
West Midlands -42 38 £52,500 -0.94% 13
East Midlands +1 34 £45,000 -14.29% 6
North East -25 13 £50,000 -9.09% 4
Wales -8 12 £33,811 -15.47% 4
Northern Ireland -4 8 £70,000 +12.00%

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, 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 with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 1,745 (79.17%) Puppet
2 1,640 (74.41%) DevOps
3 1,597 (72.46%) Ansible
4 1,350 (61.25%) AWS
5 1,335 (60.57%) Linux
6 1,268 (57.53%) Docker
7 1,235 (56.03%) Python
8 1,000 (45.37%) Kubernetes
9 994 (45.10%) Terraform
10 950 (43.10%) Azure
11 900 (40.83%) Jenkins
12 839 (38.07%) Agile Software Development
13 739 (33.53%) Java
14 731 (33.17%) Configuration Management
15 678 (30.76%) Bash Shell
16 639 (28.99%) GCP
17 553 (25.09%) Ruby
18 545 (24.73%) Windows
19 536 (24.32%) Continuous Integration
20 498 (22.60%) Infrastructure as Code
21 489 (22.19%) Git (software)
22 487 (22.10%) PowerShell
23 354 (16.06%) JavaScript
24 350 (15.88%) Google
25 346 (15.70%) Finance
26 339 (15.38%) Go
27 316 (14.34%) Scrum
28 315 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
29 303 (13.75%) Unix
30 292 (13.25%) AWS CloudFormation

Opscode Chef
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 123 (5.58%) Tomcat
2 116 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
3 110 (4.99%) nginx
4 101 (4.58%) Apache
5 91 (4.13%) IIS
6 88 (3.99%) OpenStack
7 77 (3.49%) Confluence
8 61 (2.77%) JBoss
9 46 (2.09%) Cloud Foundry
10 35 (1.59%) WebSphere
11 23 (1.04%) Apache Spark
12 19 (0.86%) WebLogic
13 18 (0.82%) CloudStack
13 18 (0.82%) CMS
13 18 (0.82%) SharePoint
14 16 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 16 (0.73%) Headless CMS
15 12 (0.54%) MS Exchange
16 11 (0.50%) WordPress
17 10 (0.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (0.50%) Chatbot
2 7 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.14%) Sketch
4 2 (0.091%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.091%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.045%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 34 (1.54%) Payment Gateway
2 27 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.36%) Shopify
4 2 (0.091%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.091%) Magento
5 1 (0.045%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.045%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.045%) Revive Adserver
5 1 (0.045%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 1,350 (61.25%) AWS
2 950 (43.10%) Azure
3 639 (28.99%) GCP
4 292 (13.25%) AWS CloudFormation
5 248 (11.25%) SaaS
6 176 (7.99%) PaaS
7 172 (7.80%) IaaS
8 139 (6.31%) GitHub
9 124 (5.63%) OpenShift
10 121 (5.49%) Cloud Computing
11 105 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
11 105 (4.76%) Serverless
12 86 (3.90%) Amazon ECS
13 70 (3.18%) Amazon S3
14 64 (2.90%) IBM Cloud
15 61 (2.77%) AWS Lambda
16 55 (2.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 44 (2.00%) npm
18 43 (1.95%) Datadog
18 43 (1.95%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 195 (8.85%) Firewall
2 128 (5.81%) TCP/IP
3 114 (5.17%) DNS
4 79 (3.58%) VPN
5 45 (2.04%) Internet
5 45 (2.04%) SSL
6 40 (1.81%) DHCP
7 32 (1.45%) HTTP
8 31 (1.41%) SAN
9 29 (1.32%) WAN
10 27 (1.23%) Network Security
11 15 (0.68%) LAN
12 14 (0.64%) VLAN
13 13 (0.59%) DMZ
13 13 (0.59%) SMTP
14 11 (0.50%) Wireless
15 10 (0.45%) DSL
16 9 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (0.41%) Kerberos
16 9 (0.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (11.12%) MySQL
2 203 (9.21%) SQL Server
3 135 (6.13%) PostgreSQL
4 129 (5.85%) MongoDB
5 95 (4.31%) Relational Database
6 90 (4.08%) Amazon RDS
7 85 (3.86%) NoSQL
8 73 (3.31%) Big Data
9 64 (2.90%) Redis
10 55 (2.50%) Hadoop
11 54 (2.45%) RDBMS
12 36 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
13 27 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 27 (1.23%) MariaDB
14 26 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
14 26 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
14 26 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
15 21 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
16 20 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
17 17 (0.77%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 900 (40.83%) Jenkins
2 489 (22.19%) Git (software)
3 272 (12.34%) TeamCity
4 224 (10.16%) JIRA
5 193 (8.76%) Octopus Deploy
6 189 (8.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 147 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 144 (6.53%) Vagrant
9 142 (6.44%) Maven
10 117 (5.31%) IBM UrbanCode
11 111 (5.04%) Subversion
12 86 (3.90%) Selenium
13 81 (3.68%) CircleCI
13 81 (3.68%) GitLab
14 77 (3.49%) Ant
14 77 (3.49%) Bitbucket
15 73 (3.31%) Travis CI
16 69 (3.13%) Sonatype Nexus
17 63 (2.86%) SonarQube
18 60 (2.72%) Gradle
General
1 346 (15.70%) Finance
2 170 (7.71%) Banking
3 111 (5.04%) Retail
4 67 (3.04%) Public Sector
5 56 (2.54%) Marketing
6 53 (2.40%) Law
7 36 (1.63%) Games
8 30 (1.36%) Telecoms
9 17 (0.77%) Back Office
10 16 (0.73%) Billing
11 15 (0.68%) Legal
12 14 (0.64%) Automotive
13 13 (0.59%) Manufacturing
14 11 (0.50%) Advertising
14 11 (0.50%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.50%) Investment Banking
15 9 (0.41%) Front Office
16 8 (0.36%) Retail Banking
17 7 (0.32%) Electronics
18 6 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,023 (46.42%) DevOps Engineer
2 303 (13.75%) Cloud Engineer
3 258 (11.71%) Senior DevOps
4 217 (9.85%) Developer
5 206 (9.35%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 192 (8.71%) AWS Engineer
7 170 (7.71%) Linux Engineer
8 148 (6.72%) Platform Engineer
9 119 (5.40%) Consultant
10 111 (5.04%) AWS DevOps
11 106 (4.81%) Architect
12 102 (4.63%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 99 (4.49%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 79 (3.58%) Azure Engineer
14 79 (3.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 78 (3.54%) DevOps Consultant
15 78 (3.54%) Software Engineer
16 72 (3.27%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 69 (3.13%) Site Reliability Engineer
18 67 (3.04%) Kubernetes Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (11.39%) Node.js
2 186 (8.44%) Elastic Stack
2 186 (8.44%) Web Services
3 180 (8.17%) .NET
4 125 (5.67%) RabbitMQ
5 119 (5.40%) Kafka
6 100 (4.54%) HTML
7 98 (4.45%) CSS
8 71 (3.22%) AngularJS
8 71 (3.22%) REST
9 65 (2.95%) Spring
10 60 (2.72%) JSON
10 60 (2.72%) LAMP
10 60 (2.72%) React
11 48 (2.18%) Middleware
12 38 (1.72%) ActiveMQ
12 38 (1.72%) jQuery
13 36 (1.63%) J2EE
13 36 (1.63%) Sensu
14 35 (1.59%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 277 (12.57%) Public Cloud
2 100 (4.54%) Analytical Skills
3 89 (4.04%) Data Centre
4 88 (3.99%) Hybrid Cloud
5 86 (3.90%) Cloud Native
6 74 (3.36%) Greenfield Project
7 72 (3.27%) Self-Motivation
8 65 (2.95%) Linux Command Line
9 61 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
10 60 (2.72%) Private Cloud
11 56 (2.54%) Mobile App
12 46 (2.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 43 (1.95%) Replication
14 40 (1.81%) Virtual Team
15 39 (1.77%) Clustering
16 36 (1.63%) PlayStation
17 26 (1.18%) Management Information System
17 26 (1.18%) Mobile Banking
18 18 (0.82%) User Experience
19 16 (0.73%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1,335 (60.57%) Linux
2 545 (24.73%) Windows
3 303 (13.75%) Unix
4 138 (6.26%) Windows Server
5 127 (5.76%) CentOS
6 120 (5.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 85 (3.86%) Ubuntu
8 45 (2.04%) Debian
9 36 (1.63%) Mesosphere
10 28 (1.27%) Android
10 28 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 25 (1.13%) Apple iOS
12 22 (1.00%) CoreOS
12 22 (1.00%) VMS
13 19 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (0.54%) AIX
15 7 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
15 7 (0.32%) SUSE
16 6 (0.27%) Solaris
16 6 (0.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,640 (74.41%) DevOps
2 839 (38.07%) Agile Software Development
3 731 (33.17%) Configuration Management
4 536 (24.32%) Continuous Integration
5 498 (22.60%) Infrastructure as Code
6 316 (14.34%) Scrum
7 315 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
8 287 (13.02%) Test Automation
9 284 (12.89%) Open Source
10 257 (11.66%) Microservices
11 236 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
12 217 (9.85%) Software Engineering
13 195 (8.85%) Mentoring
14 193 (8.76%) Migration
15 189 (8.58%) Deployment Automation
16 186 (8.44%) Continuous Deployment
17 181 (8.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 178 (8.08%) SDLC
19 175 (7.94%) Site Reliability Engineering
20 166 (7.53%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1,235 (56.03%) Python
2 739 (33.53%) Java
3 678 (30.76%) Bash Shell
4 553 (25.09%) Ruby
5 487 (22.10%) PowerShell
6 354 (16.06%) JavaScript
7 339 (15.38%) Go
8 249 (11.30%) SQL
9 213 (9.66%) Perl
10 210 (9.53%) C#
11 148 (6.72%) Shell Script
12 143 (6.49%) PHP
13 115 (5.22%) Groovy
14 90 (4.08%) C++
15 59 (2.68%) C
16 57 (2.59%) Scala
17 38 (1.72%) TypeScript
18 32 (1.45%) T-SQL
19 24 (1.09%) Java 8
20 22 (1.00%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 163 (7.40%) Degree
2 90 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 40 (1.81%) Security Cleared
4 35 (1.59%) AWS Certification
5 23 (1.04%) RHCE
6 22 (1.00%) SC Cleared
7 16 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (0.45%) RHCSA
10 7 (0.32%) CCIE
10 7 (0.32%) Postgraduate
11 6 (0.27%) CCNA
11 6 (0.27%) CCNP
11 6 (0.27%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.27%) MCSA
12 5 (0.23%) Master's Degree
12 5 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.18%) CISSP
13 4 (0.18%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (2.95%) QA
2 35 (1.59%) SLA
3 10 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.32%) GDPR
5 6 (0.27%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.23%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.14%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.091%) COBIT
8 2 (0.091%) NCSC
8 2 (0.091%) NIST
8 2 (0.091%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,268 (57.53%) Docker
2 123 (5.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (3.99%) Hyper-V
4 85 (3.86%) Active Directory
5 46 (2.09%) Virtual Machines
6 41 (1.86%) vSphere
7 34 (1.54%) Xen
8 28 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
9 24 (1.09%) KVM
10 16 (0.73%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 15 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
12 13 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
12 13 (0.59%) XenApp
13 12 (0.54%) LXC
14 11 (0.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 11 (0.50%) VMware NSX
15 9 (0.41%) etcd
16 8 (0.36%) NFS
17 7 (0.32%) Firmware
18 6 (0.27%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 1,745 (79.17%) Puppet
2 1,597 (72.46%) Ansible
3 1,000 (45.37%) Kubernetes
4 994 (45.10%) Terraform
5 241 (10.93%) Salt
6 131 (5.94%) Prometheus
7 130 (5.90%) Nagios
8 125 (5.67%) Consul
9 108 (4.90%) Packer
10 91 (4.13%) Docker Swarm
11 84 (3.81%) Grafana
12 70 (3.18%) Graphite
13 68 (3.09%) Rancher
14 61 (2.77%) ZABBIX
15 56 (2.54%) Istio
16 54 (2.45%) Kibana
17 52 (2.36%) Automic
18 43 (1.95%) Rundeck
19 38 (1.72%) logstash
20 36 (1.63%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 350 (15.88%) Google
2 254 (11.52%) Microsoft
3 208 (9.44%) Splunk
4 204 (9.26%) VMware
5 162 (7.35%) Oracle
6 141 (6.40%) Red Hat
7 107 (4.85%) IBM
8 86 (3.90%) AppDynamics
9 85 (3.86%) ServiceNow
10 69 (3.13%) CyberArk
11 68 (3.09%) Cisco
12 64 (2.90%) SaltStack
13 58 (2.63%) Citrix
14 56 (2.54%) New Relic
14 56 (2.54%) WorldPay
15 51 (2.31%) Symantec
16 40 (1.81%) Dynatrace
17 38 (1.72%) MuleSoft
18 37 (1.68%) Atlassian
19 35 (1.59%) RedGate