Period
to 15 September 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 15 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Opscode Chef
UK
6 months to
15 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 203 176 195
Rank change year-on-year -27 +19 +4
Permanent jobs citing Opscode Chef 2,441 3,258 3,336
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.74% 1.95% 1.88%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.36% 18.56% 21.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,727 2,551 2,711
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £40,750 £37,726 £37,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +7.14%

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 18,275 17,557 15,858
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.06% 10.53% 8.94%
Number of salaries quoted 13,752 13,959 12,862
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.12%

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 15 September 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 15 September 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 -31 2,190 £65,000 +8.33% 289
London +11 1,320 £75,000 +7.14% 124
UK excluding London -42 1,080 £55,000 - 186
South East -8 288 £60,000 +4.35% 45
North of England -87 286 £52,500 -4.55% 66
Scotland +38 194 £50,500 +12.22% 19
North West -74 156 £59,000 +7.27% 32
South West -21 115 £50,000 - 21
Yorkshire -51 114 £52,000 -9.57% 30
East of England +5 84 £60,000 - 21
Midlands -57 80 £55,000 +4.76% 12
West Midlands -26 50 £55,000 - 8
East Midlands -28 27 £56,000 +12.00% 4
Northern Ireland -6 17 £85,000 +36.00%
Wales -7 17 £45,000 -10.00% 2
North East -26 16 £50,000 -9.09% 4

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 1,916 (78.49%) Puppet
2 1,794 (73.49%) DevOps
3 1,731 (70.91%) Ansible
4 1,520 (62.27%) AWS
5 1,509 (61.82%) Linux
6 1,394 (57.11%) Docker
7 1,320 (54.08%) Python
8 1,062 (43.51%) Kubernetes
9 1,028 (42.11%) Terraform
10 1,007 (41.25%) Azure
11 989 (40.52%) Jenkins
12 950 (38.92%) Agile Software Development
13 815 (33.39%) Java
13 815 (33.39%) Configuration Management
14 689 (28.23%) Bash Shell
15 681 (27.90%) GCP
16 620 (25.40%) Continuous Integration
17 605 (24.78%) Windows
18 592 (24.25%) Ruby
19 567 (23.23%) Git (software)
20 555 (22.74%) Infrastructure as Code
21 505 (20.69%) PowerShell
22 411 (16.84%) Finance
23 403 (16.51%) JavaScript
24 398 (16.30%) Google
25 377 (15.44%) Continuous Delivery
26 369 (15.12%) Unix
27 340 (13.93%) Public Cloud
28 339 (13.89%) Open Source
29 319 (13.07%) Test Automation

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
1 141 (5.78%) Tomcat
2 136 (5.57%) Apache
3 122 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
4 105 (4.30%) nginx
5 103 (4.22%) OpenStack
6 80 (3.28%) JBoss
7 64 (2.62%) IIS
8 61 (2.50%) Cloud Foundry
9 60 (2.46%) Apache Spark
10 54 (2.21%) Confluence
11 40 (1.64%) WebLogic
11 40 (1.64%) WebSphere
12 32 (1.31%) SharePoint
13 26 (1.07%) CloudStack
14 23 (0.94%) Apache Pig
15 16 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 16 (0.66%) Skype for Business
16 11 (0.45%) CMS
17 10 (0.41%) Jetty
17 10 (0.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (0.57%) Chatbot
2 13 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (0.25%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.25%) Sketch
4 4 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.082%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.041%) HipChat
6 1 (0.041%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 44 (1.80%) Payment Gateway
2 24 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.33%) Shopify
4 4 (0.16%) Magento
5 1 (0.041%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.041%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.041%) Revive Adserver
5 1 (0.041%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.041%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.041%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 1,520 (62.27%) AWS
2 1,007 (41.25%) Azure
3 681 (27.90%) GCP
4 304 (12.45%) SaaS
5 290 (11.88%) AWS CloudFormation
6 169 (6.92%) IaaS
7 167 (6.84%) PaaS
8 165 (6.76%) GitHub
9 153 (6.27%) OpenShift
10 128 (5.24%) Cloud Computing
11 113 (4.63%) Amazon EC2
12 104 (4.26%) Serverless
13 100 (4.10%) IBM Cloud
14 85 (3.48%) Amazon ECS
15 80 (3.28%) Amazon S3
16 64 (2.62%) AWS Lambda
17 61 (2.50%) npm
18 52 (2.13%) Azure Stack
19 50 (2.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 50 (2.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 189 (7.74%) Firewall
2 152 (6.23%) TCP/IP
3 97 (3.97%) DNS
4 74 (3.03%) VPN
5 47 (1.93%) Network Security
6 43 (1.76%) SSL
7 41 (1.68%) DHCP
7 41 (1.68%) HTTP
7 41 (1.68%) WAN
8 38 (1.56%) SAN
9 36 (1.47%) Internet
10 27 (1.11%) LAN
11 21 (0.86%) VLAN
12 15 (0.61%) Skype
13 14 (0.57%) Software-Defined Networking
14 13 (0.53%) NAS
15 12 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (0.49%) Wireless
16 11 (0.45%) BIG-IP
16 11 (0.45%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 298 (12.21%) MySQL
2 228 (9.34%) SQL Server
3 163 (6.68%) MongoDB
4 146 (5.98%) PostgreSQL
5 111 (4.55%) NoSQL
6 108 (4.42%) Big Data
7 106 (4.34%) Amazon RDS
8 104 (4.26%) Relational Database
9 65 (2.66%) Hadoop
9 65 (2.66%) RDBMS
10 59 (2.42%) Apache Cassandra
11 55 (2.25%) Redis
12 44 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
13 43 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
14 42 (1.72%) Azure SQL Database
15 41 (1.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 39 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
17 33 (1.35%) MariaDB
18 28 (1.15%) Cosmos DB
18 28 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 989 (40.52%) Jenkins
2 567 (23.23%) Git (software)
3 301 (12.33%) TeamCity
4 237 (9.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 226 (9.26%) JIRA
6 209 (8.56%) Octopus Deploy
7 156 (6.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 151 (6.19%) Vagrant
9 144 (5.90%) Subversion
10 136 (5.57%) Maven
11 135 (5.53%) IBM UrbanCode
12 106 (4.34%) Selenium
13 98 (4.01%) Travis CI
14 92 (3.77%) GoCD
15 79 (3.24%) Sonatype Nexus
16 75 (3.07%) Ant
16 75 (3.07%) webpack
17 73 (2.99%) CircleCI
18 72 (2.95%) Bitbucket
19 66 (2.70%) Gradle
General
1 411 (16.84%) Finance
2 197 (8.07%) Banking
3 118 (4.83%) Retail
4 108 (4.42%) Public Sector
5 58 (2.38%) Marketing
6 56 (2.29%) Law
7 39 (1.60%) Games
8 31 (1.27%) Telecoms
9 23 (0.94%) Financial Institution
10 20 (0.82%) Back Office
10 20 (0.82%) Legal
11 13 (0.53%) Billing
11 13 (0.53%) Front Office
11 13 (0.53%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.41%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.33%) Advertising
13 8 (0.33%) Automotive
13 8 (0.33%) Electronics
14 7 (0.29%) Publishing
15 6 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,039 (42.56%) DevOps Engineer
2 337 (13.81%) Cloud Engineer
3 283 (11.59%) Senior DevOps
4 267 (10.94%) Developer
5 251 (10.28%) AWS Engineer
6 212 (8.68%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 210 (8.60%) Linux Engineer
8 166 (6.80%) AWS DevOps
9 149 (6.10%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 147 (6.02%) Consultant
11 139 (5.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 120 (4.92%) Platform Engineer
13 118 (4.83%) Architect
14 107 (4.38%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 102 (4.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 99 (4.06%) Software Engineer
17 98 (4.01%) DevOps Consultant
18 96 (3.93%) Site Reliability Engineer
19 86 (3.52%) Administrator
20 80 (3.28%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 264 (10.82%) Node.js
2 216 (8.85%) Elastic Stack
2 216 (8.85%) Web Services
3 191 (7.82%) .NET
4 164 (6.72%) Kafka
5 144 (5.90%) HTML
6 133 (5.45%) CSS
7 120 (4.92%) AngularJS
8 109 (4.47%) RabbitMQ
9 85 (3.48%) React
10 81 (3.32%) REST
11 66 (2.70%) RESTful
12 65 (2.66%) Spring
13 64 (2.62%) LAMP
14 60 (2.46%) JSON
15 49 (2.01%) Middleware
16 47 (1.93%) Laravel
17 41 (1.68%) LEMP Stack
18 39 (1.60%) .NET Framework
18 39 (1.60%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 340 (13.93%) Public Cloud
2 131 (5.37%) Data Centre
3 114 (4.67%) Hybrid Cloud
4 98 (4.01%) Greenfield Project
5 95 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
6 80 (3.28%) Private Cloud
7 77 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
8 76 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
9 73 (2.99%) Linux Command Line
10 71 (2.91%) Cloud Native
11 63 (2.58%) Mobile App
12 49 (2.01%) Replication
13 42 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 38 (1.56%) Clustering
14 38 (1.56%) Virtual Team
15 33 (1.35%) PlayStation
15 33 (1.35%) User Experience
16 30 (1.23%) Management Information System
17 28 (1.15%) Mobile Banking
18 14 (0.57%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,509 (61.82%) Linux
2 605 (24.78%) Windows
3 369 (15.12%) Unix
4 150 (6.15%) CentOS
5 149 (6.10%) Windows Server
6 134 (5.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 112 (4.59%) Ubuntu
8 46 (1.88%) Debian
9 42 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
10 36 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
11 33 (1.35%) Mesosphere
12 29 (1.19%) CoreOS
13 27 (1.11%) Apple iOS
14 25 (1.02%) Android
15 19 (0.78%) SUSE
16 18 (0.74%) VMS
17 17 (0.70%) AIX
18 12 (0.49%) Solaris
19 10 (0.41%) Fedora
20 5 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,794 (73.49%) DevOps
2 950 (38.92%) Agile Software Development
3 815 (33.39%) Configuration Management
4 620 (25.40%) Continuous Integration
5 555 (22.74%) Infrastructure as Code
6 377 (15.44%) Continuous Delivery
7 339 (13.89%) Open Source
8 319 (13.07%) Test Automation
9 317 (12.99%) Scrum
10 284 (11.63%) Software Engineering
11 282 (11.55%) Microservices
12 242 (9.91%) Problem-Solving
13 238 (9.75%) Mentoring
14 215 (8.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 204 (8.36%) SDLC
16 195 (7.99%) Deployment Automation
17 193 (7.91%) Migration
18 192 (7.87%) Site Reliability Engineering
19 188 (7.70%) Continuous Deployment
19 188 (7.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1,320 (54.08%) Python
2 815 (33.39%) Java
3 689 (28.23%) Bash Shell
4 592 (24.25%) Ruby
5 505 (20.69%) PowerShell
6 403 (16.51%) JavaScript
7 310 (12.70%) Go
8 294 (12.04%) SQL
9 268 (10.98%) Perl
10 217 (8.89%) C#
11 169 (6.92%) PHP
11 169 (6.92%) Shell Script
12 117 (4.79%) Groovy
13 95 (3.89%) C++
14 73 (2.99%) TypeScript
15 67 (2.74%) C
16 48 (1.97%) Scala
17 38 (1.56%) Objective-C
18 25 (1.02%) Kotlin
19 23 (0.94%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 164 (6.72%) Degree
2 77 (3.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 52 (2.13%) Security Cleared
4 41 (1.68%) AWS Certification
5 40 (1.64%) RHCE
6 33 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (1.15%) CCNA
8 27 (1.11%) SC Cleared
9 26 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (0.45%) CCNP
10 11 (0.45%) DV Cleared
10 11 (0.45%) RHCSA
11 10 (0.41%) MCSE
11 10 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (0.33%) CISSP
13 7 (0.29%) TOGAF Certification
14 6 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.25%) VCP5
15 5 (0.20%) MCSA
15 5 (0.20%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (3.32%) QA
2 35 (1.43%) SLA
3 11 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.41%) GDPR
5 9 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (0.20%) HIPAA
6 5 (0.20%) NCSC
7 3 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.082%) COBIT
9 1 (0.041%) NIST
9 1 (0.041%) PSD2
System Software
1 1,394 (57.11%) Docker
2 139 (5.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 96 (3.93%) Hyper-V
4 88 (3.61%) Active Directory
5 65 (2.66%) Virtual Machines
6 55 (2.25%) vSphere
7 43 (1.76%) Oracle RAC
8 42 (1.72%) KVM
9 28 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
10 26 (1.07%) Xen
11 18 (0.74%) XenApp
12 17 (0.70%) VMware NSX
13 16 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 12 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
14 12 (0.49%) XenDesktop
15 11 (0.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 10 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
17 8 (0.33%) LXC
17 8 (0.33%) Varnish
17 8 (0.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1,916 (78.49%) Puppet
2 1,731 (70.91%) Ansible
3 1,062 (43.51%) Kubernetes
4 1,028 (42.11%) Terraform
5 250 (10.24%) Salt
6 149 (6.10%) Prometheus
7 141 (5.78%) Consul
8 123 (5.04%) Nagios
9 120 (4.92%) Packer
10 113 (4.63%) Docker Swarm
11 74 (3.03%) Graphite
12 64 (2.62%) Rundeck
13 62 (2.54%) Rancher
14 61 (2.50%) Grafana
15 57 (2.34%) Automic
16 56 (2.29%) ZABBIX
17 55 (2.25%) Kibana
18 43 (1.76%) logstash
19 35 (1.43%) Istio
20 30 (1.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 398 (16.30%) Google
2 302 (12.37%) Microsoft
3 202 (8.28%) Oracle
3 202 (8.28%) VMware
4 198 (8.11%) Splunk
5 155 (6.35%) Red Hat
6 118 (4.83%) IBM
7 100 (4.10%) AppDynamics
8 92 (3.77%) ServiceNow
9 80 (3.28%) SaltStack
10 72 (2.95%) Cisco
11 66 (2.70%) WorldPay
12 59 (2.42%) CyberArk
13 58 (2.38%) Citrix
14 53 (2.17%) RedGate
15 50 (2.05%) Delphix
16 47 (1.93%) Symantec
17 45 (1.84%) Spotify
18 44 (1.80%) Atlassian
18 44 (1.80%) New Relic