Period
to 21 October 2021

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 21 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Opscode Chef
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 271 238 213
Rank change year-on-year -33 -25 -26
Permanent jobs citing Opscode Chef 1,618 698 2,261
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 1.43% 1.65%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.59% 8.73% 12.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1,042 558 1,632
10th Percentile £38,750 £38,750 £41,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% +8.33%
75th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £81,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,875 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -

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 21,311 7,995 17,969
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.89% 16.34% 13.11%
Number of salaries quoted 13,583 6,695 13,744
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £32,243
25th Percentile £48,750 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £93,750 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Opscode Chef in the UK

Opscode Chef
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Opscode Chef.

Salary trend for Opscode Chef in the UK

Opscode Chef
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Opscode Chef over the 6 months to 21 October 2021.

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 21 October 2021. 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 1,439 £65,000 +8.33% 238
UK excluding London 0 861 £60,000 +9.09% 151
London -86 635 £80,000 +14.29% 110
North of England +25 412 £60,000 +9.09% 55
Work from Home -79 400 £56,250 +12.50% 42
Yorkshire +10 248 £60,000 +9.09% 20
South East +24 220 £63,750 -1.92% 27
North West -9 131 £60,000 +9.09% 30
Midlands -76 87 £65,000 +36.84% 17
Scotland -65 64 £57,500 +21.05% 11
West Midlands -89 57 £65,000 +30.00% 12
South West -67 50 £62,500 +8.70% 14
North East +2 33 £47,500 -13.64% 5
East Midlands -59 30 £55,000 +15.79% 5
East of England -105 26 £55,000 - 14
Wales -59 2 £67,500 +42.11% 13

For the 6 months to 21 October 2021, 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 1,203 (74.35%) DevOps
2 1,183 (73.11%) Puppet
3 1,166 (72.06%) AWS
4 1,023 (63.23%) Terraform
5 985 (60.88%) Kubernetes
6 982 (60.69%) Ansible
7 974 (60.20%) Python
8 892 (55.13%) Agile Software Development
9 873 (53.96%) Docker
10 811 (50.12%) Linux
11 671 (41.47%) Azure
12 644 (39.80%) Configuration Management
13 609 (37.64%) Infrastructure as Code
14 599 (37.02%) Jenkins
15 533 (32.94%) Java
16 447 (27.63%) Bash Shell
17 444 (27.44%) AWS CloudFormation
18 404 (24.97%) Git (software)
19 372 (22.99%) Software Engineering
20 365 (22.56%) GCP
21 359 (22.19%) Scrum
22 352 (21.76%) Ruby
23 347 (21.45%) Go
24 336 (20.77%) Continuous Integration
25 323 (19.96%) Problem-Solving
26 311 (19.22%) JavaScript
27 309 (19.10%) PowerShell
28 307 (18.97%) Microservices
29 306 (18.91%) PostgreSQL
30 303 (18.73%) Deployment 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
1 123 (7.60%) Elasticsearch
2 119 (7.35%) Apache
3 72 (4.45%) GemFire
4 69 (4.26%) Apache Spark
5 59 (3.65%) IIS
6 47 (2.90%) Cloud Foundry
7 28 (1.73%) Confluence
8 25 (1.55%) Apache Airflow
8 25 (1.55%) nginx
9 18 (1.11%) OpenStack
9 18 (1.11%) Tomcat
10 16 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 16 (0.99%) SharePoint
11 14 (0.87%) JBoss
12 12 (0.74%) Gunicorn
13 9 (0.56%) WebLogic
13 9 (0.56%) WebSphere
14 7 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 7 (0.43%) GlassFish
14 7 (0.43%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (0.12%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.062%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (0.56%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 7 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.19%) Summit
5 1 (0.062%) Magento
5 1 (0.062%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1,166 (72.06%) AWS
2 671 (41.47%) Azure
3 444 (27.44%) AWS CloudFormation
4 365 (22.56%) GCP
5 230 (14.22%) PaaS
6 213 (13.16%) SaaS
7 178 (11.00%) GitHub
8 165 (10.20%) Amazon EKS
9 160 (9.89%) Serverless
10 147 (9.09%) Pulumi
11 146 (9.02%) IaaS
12 85 (5.25%) Amazon ECS
13 82 (5.07%) Datadog
14 72 (4.45%) Amazon S3
15 71 (4.39%) AWS Lambda
16 70 (4.33%) Amazon EC2
17 68 (4.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 66 (4.08%) Slack
19 62 (3.83%) OpenShift
20 54 (3.34%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 85 (5.25%) Firewall
2 69 (4.26%) DNS
3 34 (2.10%) HTTP
4 30 (1.85%) Calico
4 30 (1.85%) TCP/IP
5 28 (1.73%) SSL
6 26 (1.61%) VPN
7 24 (1.48%) Internet
8 21 (1.30%) SAN
9 20 (1.24%) Network Security
10 17 (1.05%) MQTT
11 16 (0.99%) WebEx
12 14 (0.87%) IPv4
12 14 (0.87%) WAN
13 13 (0.80%) LAN
14 10 (0.62%) SD-WAN
15 9 (0.56%) BGP
16 7 (0.43%) DHCP
16 7 (0.43%) VSAN
16 7 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 306 (18.91%) PostgreSQL
2 247 (15.27%) MySQL
3 198 (12.24%) Redis
4 149 (9.21%) NoSQL
5 129 (7.97%) SQL Server
6 123 (7.60%) Relational Database
7 116 (7.17%) Big Data
8 112 (6.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 107 (6.61%) MongoDB
10 102 (6.30%) MariaDB
11 79 (4.88%) Amazon RDS
12 64 (3.96%) Azure SQL Database
13 55 (3.40%) Amazon Redshift
14 47 (2.90%) HBase
15 43 (2.66%) Hadoop
16 35 (2.16%) RDBMS
17 32 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
18 31 (1.92%) Amazon Athena
18 31 (1.92%) Couchbase
19 18 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 599 (37.02%) Jenkins
2 404 (24.97%) Git (software)
3 228 (14.09%) GitLab
4 134 (8.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 117 (7.23%) Sonatype Nexus
6 116 (7.17%) Octopus Deploy
7 109 (6.74%) TeamCity
8 95 (5.87%) Protractor
9 93 (5.75%) Cucumber
10 90 (5.56%) Gradle
11 82 (5.07%) Cypress.io
12 71 (4.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 69 (4.26%) Bitbucket
13 69 (4.26%) Selenium
14 65 (4.02%) Storybook
15 61 (3.77%) JUnit
16 59 (3.65%) JIRA
17 58 (3.58%) Mockito
18 50 (3.09%) Artifactory
18 50 (3.09%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 268 (16.56%) Finance
2 260 (16.07%) Social Skills
3 187 (11.56%) Banking
4 156 (9.64%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 148 (9.15%) Law
6 86 (5.32%) Retail
7 38 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
8 37 (2.29%) Public Sector
9 24 (1.48%) Presentation Skills
10 21 (1.30%) Marketing
11 19 (1.17%) Automotive
11 19 (1.17%) Games
12 15 (0.93%) Wearables
13 12 (0.74%) Russian Language
14 8 (0.49%) Aerospace
14 8 (0.49%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.49%) Telecoms
15 7 (0.43%) Advertising
15 7 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.43%) Public Speaking
Job Titles
1 643 (39.74%) DevOps Engineer
2 306 (18.91%) AWS Engineer
3 272 (16.81%) AWS DevOps
4 264 (16.32%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 151 (9.33%) Developer
6 139 (8.59%) Software Engineer
7 138 (8.53%) Platform Engineer
8 135 (8.34%) Azure Engineer
9 124 (7.66%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 122 (7.54%) Cloud Engineer
11 111 (6.86%) Senior DevOps
12 110 (6.80%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 99 (6.12%) Architect
14 93 (5.75%) Azure DevOps
15 67 (4.14%) Principal Engineer
16 62 (3.83%) Lead DevOps
17 52 (3.21%) Site Reliability Engineer
18 51 (3.15%) Linux Engineer
19 48 (2.97%) Java Engineer
20 46 (2.84%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (15.45%) React
2 249 (15.39%) Node.js
3 233 (14.40%) AngularJS
4 218 (13.47%) Kafka
5 165 (10.20%) REST
6 163 (10.07%) Web Services
7 161 (9.95%) Spring
8 155 (9.58%) Redux
9 150 (9.27%) Elastic Stack
10 129 (7.97%) CSS
11 124 (7.66%) RESTful
12 122 (7.54%) RabbitMQ
13 121 (7.48%) ARM Templates
14 104 (6.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 101 (6.24%) .NET
16 82 (5.07%) JSON
17 78 (4.82%) Express
18 72 (4.45%) WireMock
19 71 (4.39%) Vue.js
20 70 (4.33%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 186 (11.50%) Public Cloud
2 119 (7.35%) Linux Command Line
3 106 (6.55%) User Experience
4 77 (4.76%) Cloud Native
5 75 (4.64%) Enterprise Cloud
6 70 (4.33%) Private Cloud
7 69 (4.26%) Hybrid Cloud
8 66 (4.08%) Data Centre
9 63 (3.89%) Greenfield Project
10 53 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
11 44 (2.72%) Algorithms
12 36 (2.22%) Management Information System
13 30 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
14 28 (1.73%) Clustering
15 22 (1.36%) Legacy Code
16 19 (1.17%) Data Structures
17 18 (1.11%) Mobile App
18 16 (0.99%) Smartphone
19 14 (0.87%) Virtual Team
20 13 (0.80%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 811 (50.12%) Linux
2 272 (16.81%) Windows
3 208 (12.86%) Unix
4 83 (5.13%) Windows Server
5 64 (3.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 52 (3.21%) Mesosphere
7 48 (2.97%) CentOS
8 33 (2.04%) Ubuntu
9 29 (1.79%) Apple iOS
10 23 (1.42%) Android
10 23 (1.42%) Debian
11 10 (0.62%) zOS
12 9 (0.56%) CoreOS
12 9 (0.56%) SUSE
13 8 (0.49%) Solaris
14 6 (0.37%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.25%) AIX
16 3 (0.19%) FreeBSD
16 3 (0.19%) HPUX
17 2 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,203 (74.35%) DevOps
2 892 (55.13%) Agile Software Development
3 644 (39.80%) Configuration Management
4 609 (37.64%) Infrastructure as Code
5 372 (22.99%) Software Engineering
6 359 (22.19%) Scrum
7 336 (20.77%) Continuous Integration
8 323 (19.96%) Problem-Solving
9 307 (18.97%) Microservices
10 303 (18.73%) Deployment Automation
11 247 (15.27%) Test Automation
12 241 (14.89%) Computer Science
13 182 (11.25%) Migration
14 176 (10.88%) Open Source
15 171 (10.57%) Mentoring
16 163 (10.07%) TDD
17 146 (9.02%) Full Stack Development
18 145 (8.96%) Site Reliability Engineering
19 132 (8.16%) Analytics
20 131 (8.10%) Digital Banking
Programming Languages
1 974 (60.20%) Python
2 533 (32.94%) Java
3 447 (27.63%) Bash Shell
4 352 (21.76%) Ruby
5 347 (21.45%) Go
6 311 (19.22%) JavaScript
7 309 (19.10%) PowerShell
8 249 (15.39%) SQL
9 209 (12.92%) C#
10 146 (9.02%) Shell Script
11 142 (8.78%) TypeScript
12 141 (8.71%) PHP
13 127 (7.85%) Groovy
14 82 (5.07%) Perl
15 53 (3.28%) C
16 48 (2.97%) Kotlin
17 32 (1.98%) C++
18 24 (1.48%) Elixir
18 24 (1.48%) Elm
19 23 (1.42%) Scala
Qualifications
1 261 (16.13%) Degree
2 102 (6.30%) AWS Certification
3 83 (5.13%) Security Cleared
4 76 (4.70%) OCP
4 76 (4.70%) Oracle Certification
5 63 (3.89%) SC Cleared
6 57 (3.52%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (0.99%) RHCE
8 14 (0.87%) RHCSA
9 11 (0.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 11 (0.68%) CESG Certified Professional
9 11 (0.68%) Master's Degree
10 5 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
11 3 (0.19%) CCNP
11 3 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.19%) JNCIP
11 3 (0.19%) Linux+ Certification
12 2 (0.12%) CCNA
12 2 (0.12%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (4.45%) QA
2 64 (3.96%) SLA
3 14 (0.87%) NIST
4 12 (0.74%) GRC
4 12 (0.74%) IASME
4 12 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 6 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.25%) Accessibility
6 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.25%) WCAG
7 3 (0.19%) GDPR
8 2 (0.12%) NCSC
9 1 (0.062%) COBIT
9 1 (0.062%) IFRS
9 1 (0.062%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.062%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.062%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 873 (53.96%) Docker
2 81 (5.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (3.58%) Active Directory
4 56 (3.46%) Virtual Machines
5 46 (2.84%) HDFS
6 30 (1.85%) vSphere
7 27 (1.67%) Hyper-V
8 13 (0.80%) KVM
9 11 (0.68%) NFS
10 9 (0.56%) LXC
10 9 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (0.49%) Ceph
11 8 (0.49%) Xen
12 5 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 5 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.19%) iptables
14 2 (0.12%) Postfix
14 2 (0.12%) Sendmail
14 2 (0.12%) Squid
14 2 (0.12%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1,183 (73.11%) Puppet
2 1,023 (63.23%) Terraform
3 985 (60.88%) Kubernetes
4 982 (60.69%) Ansible
5 237 (14.65%) Prometheus
6 165 (10.20%) Grafana
7 96 (5.93%) Salt
8 93 (5.75%) Kibana
9 79 (4.88%) Istio
10 71 (4.39%) Docker Swarm
11 51 (3.15%) Graphite
11 51 (3.15%) logstash
12 47 (2.90%) Consul
13 43 (2.66%) Automic
14 42 (2.60%) ZABBIX
15 41 (2.53%) SCCM
16 38 (2.35%) CFEngine
16 38 (2.35%) HAProxy
17 34 (2.10%) Nagios
18 27 (1.67%) Packer
Vendors
1 206 (12.73%) Microsoft
2 199 (12.30%) SaltStack
3 189 (11.68%) Google
4 180 (11.12%) VMware
5 116 (7.17%) Oracle
6 104 (6.43%) Splunk
7 84 (5.19%) Red Hat
8 83 (5.13%) New Relic
9 65 (4.02%) Okta
10 44 (2.72%) IBM
11 29 (1.79%) Cisco
12 23 (1.42%) Dynatrace
13 21 (1.30%) AppDynamics
14 19 (1.17%) HP
15 18 (1.11%) PayPal
16 17 (1.05%) SAP
17 16 (0.99%) Sun
18 15 (0.93%) Dell
19 14 (0.87%) Mellanox
19 14 (0.87%) Solarflare