Period
to 23 January 2020

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 23 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Opscode Chef
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 230 196 186
Rank change year-on-year -34 -10 +5
Permanent jobs citing Opscode Chef 1,768 2,735 3,310
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.41% 1.80% 1.90%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.00% 15.84% 20.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1,299 2,086 2,696
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £43,750 £37,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 16,066 17,262 15,812
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.78% 11.37% 9.06%
Number of salaries quoted 12,252 13,477 12,897
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%

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 23 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Opscode Chef in the UK

Opscode Chef
Top 15 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 23 January 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
England -43 1,675 £65,000 +4.00% 308
London -50 973 £75,000 +7.14% 130
UK excluding London -25 769 £57,500 +4.55% 202
North of England -23 249 £55,000 - 73
South East -8 227 £65,000 +8.33% 39
Yorkshire +64 146 £55,000 - 30
South West +19 95 £52,500 +5.00% 13
North West -73 93 £59,000 +7.27% 35
Midlands -17 77 £57,500 +8.49% 37
Scotland +2 74 £65,000 +36.84% 10
East of England +4 43 £61,250 +2.08% 16
West Midlands -21 41 £55,000 +3.77% 28
East Midlands +8 33 £57,500 -11.54% 9
North East -15 10 £40,000 -27.27% 8
Wales -17 6 £38,750 -35.42% 14

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, 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 1,381 (78.11%) Puppet
2 1,314 (74.32%) DevOps
3 1,306 (73.87%) Ansible
4 1,038 (58.71%) AWS
5 976 (55.20%) Docker
6 962 (54.41%) Linux
7 935 (52.88%) Python
8 780 (44.12%) Terraform
9 777 (43.95%) Kubernetes
10 741 (41.91%) Jenkins
11 722 (40.84%) Azure
12 703 (39.76%) Agile Software Development
13 609 (34.45%) Java
14 565 (31.96%) Configuration Management
15 481 (27.21%) Bash Shell
16 435 (24.60%) Windows
17 431 (24.38%) GCP
18 420 (23.76%) Continuous Integration
19 415 (23.47%) PowerShell
20 402 (22.74%) Ruby
21 391 (22.12%) Git (software)
22 384 (21.72%) Infrastructure as Code
23 340 (19.23%) Finance
24 285 (16.12%) JavaScript
25 277 (15.67%) AWS CloudFormation
26 254 (14.37%) Go
27 239 (13.52%) Scrum
28 229 (12.95%) Google
28 229 (12.95%) Test Automation
29 222 (12.56%) Microsoft

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
1 109 (6.17%) IIS
2 84 (4.75%) Confluence
3 78 (4.41%) Apache
4 76 (4.30%) Elasticsearch
4 76 (4.30%) Tomcat
5 74 (4.19%) nginx
6 55 (3.11%) OpenStack
7 42 (2.38%) Cloud Foundry
8 41 (2.32%) JBoss
9 29 (1.64%) CMS
10 26 (1.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 19 (1.07%) Apache Spark
12 18 (1.02%) Headless CMS
13 14 (0.79%) WebSphere
14 10 (0.57%) MS Exchange
14 10 (0.57%) SharePoint
15 8 (0.45%) Skype for Business
16 7 (0.40%) WordPress
17 6 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
18 5 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.23%) Chatbot
2 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 27 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.07%) Payment Gateway
3 8 (0.45%) Shopify
4 2 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.11%) Magento
5 1 (0.057%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.057%) Revive Adserver
Cloud Services
1 1,038 (58.71%) AWS
2 722 (40.84%) Azure
3 431 (24.38%) GCP
4 277 (15.67%) AWS CloudFormation
5 183 (10.35%) PaaS
6 175 (9.90%) IaaS
7 157 (8.88%) SaaS
8 112 (6.33%) Serverless
9 110 (6.22%) GitHub
10 100 (5.66%) OpenShift
11 95 (5.37%) Cloud Computing
12 91 (5.15%) Amazon EC2
13 77 (4.36%) Amazon ECS
14 64 (3.62%) Amazon S3
15 62 (3.51%) AWS Lambda
16 61 (3.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 45 (2.55%) Slack
18 38 (2.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 34 (1.92%) Office 365
20 33 (1.87%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 170 (9.62%) Firewall
2 96 (5.43%) DNS
3 80 (4.52%) TCP/IP
4 59 (3.34%) VPN
5 49 (2.77%) Internet
6 36 (2.04%) SSL
7 26 (1.47%) DHCP
8 23 (1.30%) DMZ
9 22 (1.24%) SAN
10 20 (1.13%) SMTP
10 20 (1.13%) WAN
11 19 (1.07%) HTTP
12 13 (0.74%) Network Security
13 9 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (0.51%) DSL
13 9 (0.51%) Kerberos
14 8 (0.45%) LAN
14 8 (0.45%) Wireshark
15 6 (0.34%) NAS
15 6 (0.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (9.05%) MySQL
2 151 (8.54%) SQL Server
3 102 (5.77%) MongoDB
4 86 (4.86%) PostgreSQL
5 70 (3.96%) NoSQL
5 70 (3.96%) Relational Database
6 69 (3.90%) Big Data
7 62 (3.51%) Amazon RDS
8 46 (2.60%) Hadoop
9 39 (2.21%) Redis
10 36 (2.04%) RDBMS
11 29 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 18 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
12 18 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
13 15 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
14 12 (0.68%) MariaDB
15 11 (0.62%) Cosmos DB
15 11 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
16 10 (0.57%) Snowflake Schema
17 9 (0.51%) Riak
Development Applications
1 741 (41.91%) Jenkins
2 391 (22.12%) Git (software)
3 211 (11.93%) JIRA
4 209 (11.82%) TeamCity
5 151 (8.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 144 (8.14%) Maven
7 141 (7.98%) Octopus Deploy
8 109 (6.17%) Team Foundation Server
9 104 (5.88%) GitLab
10 101 (5.71%) Vagrant
11 73 (4.13%) Selenium
12 71 (4.02%) CircleCI
13 67 (3.79%) IBM UrbanCode
14 64 (3.62%) Travis CI
15 61 (3.45%) Bitbucket
15 61 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
16 60 (3.39%) Visual Studio Team System
17 58 (3.28%) Subversion
18 56 (3.17%) Cucumber
19 55 (3.11%) Ant
General
1 340 (19.23%) Finance
2 125 (7.07%) Banking
3 71 (4.02%) Retail
4 46 (2.60%) Public Sector
5 42 (2.38%) Marketing
6 38 (2.15%) Law
7 33 (1.87%) Games
8 23 (1.30%) Automotive
9 20 (1.13%) Back Office
10 19 (1.07%) Telecoms
11 14 (0.79%) Billing
12 11 (0.62%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.57%) Advertising
13 10 (0.57%) Legal
14 9 (0.51%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.40%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.34%) Electronics
16 6 (0.34%) Front Office
16 6 (0.34%) Online Betting
17 4 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 818 (46.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 184 (10.41%) Senior DevOps
3 169 (9.56%) Developer
4 164 (9.28%) Cloud Engineer
5 159 (8.99%) AWS Engineer
6 151 (8.54%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 132 (7.47%) Platform Engineer
8 118 (6.67%) Architect
9 100 (5.66%) Consultant
10 92 (5.20%) Linux Engineer
11 90 (5.09%) AWS DevOps
12 80 (4.52%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 75 (4.24%) Azure Engineer
14 68 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 65 (3.68%) Software Engineer
16 58 (3.28%) Cloud Architect
16 58 (3.28%) Java Developer
16 58 (3.28%) Lead DevOps
17 54 (3.05%) Kubernetes Engineer
18 52 (2.94%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (11.76%) Node.js
2 190 (10.75%) Web Services
3 159 (8.99%) .NET
4 131 (7.41%) Elastic Stack
5 94 (5.32%) RabbitMQ
6 81 (4.58%) CSS
6 81 (4.58%) HTML
7 67 (3.79%) Kafka
8 66 (3.73%) Spring
9 63 (3.56%) REST
10 60 (3.39%) React
11 59 (3.34%) JSON
12 54 (3.05%) J2EE
13 46 (2.60%) Middleware
14 41 (2.32%) LAMP
15 36 (2.04%) Hibernate
16 30 (1.70%) AngularJS
16 30 (1.70%) SAML
17 24 (1.36%) Laravel
17 24 (1.36%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 169 (9.56%) Public Cloud
2 81 (4.58%) Cloud Native
3 79 (4.47%) Data Centre
4 68 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 63 (3.56%) Self-Motivation
6 62 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
7 49 (2.77%) Hybrid Cloud
8 48 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
9 43 (2.43%) Linux Command Line
10 42 (2.38%) Mobile App
11 37 (2.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 32 (1.81%) Virtual Team
13 26 (1.47%) PlayStation
14 23 (1.30%) Clustering
15 21 (1.19%) Private Cloud
15 21 (1.19%) Replication
15 21 (1.19%) Social Network
16 20 (1.13%) Reinsurance
17 18 (1.02%) iPad
18 17 (0.96%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 962 (54.41%) Linux
2 435 (24.60%) Windows
3 190 (10.75%) Unix
4 105 (5.94%) Windows Server
5 88 (4.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 83 (4.69%) CentOS
7 54 (3.05%) Ubuntu
8 30 (1.70%) Debian
9 25 (1.41%) Mesosphere
9 25 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (0.96%) Android
12 16 (0.90%) Apple iOS
13 14 (0.79%) VMS
14 13 (0.74%) AIX
14 13 (0.74%) CoreOS
15 7 (0.40%) Windows 10
16 6 (0.34%) zOS
17 5 (0.28%) Solaris
17 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,314 (74.32%) DevOps
2 703 (39.76%) Agile Software Development
3 565 (31.96%) Configuration Management
4 420 (23.76%) Continuous Integration
5 384 (21.72%) Infrastructure as Code
6 239 (13.52%) Scrum
7 229 (12.95%) Test Automation
8 215 (12.16%) Continuous Delivery
9 203 (11.48%) Migration
10 200 (11.31%) Microservices
11 196 (11.09%) Open Source
12 187 (10.58%) SDLC
13 166 (9.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 164 (9.28%) Software Engineering
15 159 (8.99%) Problem-Solving
16 152 (8.60%) Deployment Automation
16 152 (8.60%) TDD
17 144 (8.14%) Infrastructure Automation
18 139 (7.86%) Mentoring
19 138 (7.81%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 935 (52.88%) Python
2 609 (34.45%) Java
3 481 (27.21%) Bash Shell
4 415 (23.47%) PowerShell
5 402 (22.74%) Ruby
6 285 (16.12%) JavaScript
7 254 (14.37%) Go
8 195 (11.03%) SQL
9 188 (10.63%) C#
10 145 (8.20%) Perl
11 94 (5.32%) Shell Script
12 83 (4.69%) PHP
13 79 (4.47%) C++
14 71 (4.02%) Groovy
14 71 (4.02%) Scala
15 49 (2.77%) C
16 37 (2.09%) T-SQL
17 22 (1.24%) Java 8
18 19 (1.07%) TypeScript
19 17 (0.96%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 129 (7.30%) Degree
2 70 (3.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 49 (2.77%) Security Cleared
4 40 (2.26%) AWS Certification
5 31 (1.75%) RHCE
6 29 (1.64%) SC Cleared
7 19 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (0.62%) CCNP
10 10 (0.57%) MCSA
11 8 (0.45%) CCIE
11 8 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.40%) CCNA
12 7 (0.40%) Postgraduate
13 6 (0.34%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (0.28%) MCP
15 4 (0.23%) MCSE
15 4 (0.23%) RHCSA
15 4 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.38%) QA
2 19 (1.07%) SLA
3 16 (0.90%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.45%) NIST
4 8 (0.45%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.34%) GDPR
6 6 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.23%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.11%) NCSC
8 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 976 (55.20%) Docker
2 107 (6.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (4.92%) Active Directory
4 62 (3.51%) Hyper-V
5 50 (2.83%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (1.30%) Xen
7 21 (1.19%) vSphere
8 19 (1.07%) KVM
9 12 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
9 12 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (0.62%) oVirt
11 9 (0.51%) Ceph
11 9 (0.51%) LXC
12 8 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 8 (0.45%) NFS
12 8 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (0.34%) GridGain
13 6 (0.34%) VirtualBox
14 5 (0.28%) Firmware
15 4 (0.23%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1,381 (78.11%) Puppet
2 1,306 (73.87%) Ansible
3 780 (44.12%) Terraform
4 777 (43.95%) Kubernetes
5 206 (11.65%) Salt
6 89 (5.03%) Prometheus
7 85 (4.81%) Consul
8 82 (4.64%) Nagios
8 82 (4.64%) Packer
9 72 (4.07%) Docker Swarm
10 67 (3.79%) Grafana
11 61 (3.45%) Rancher
12 58 (3.28%) Istio
13 42 (2.38%) Tivoli
13 42 (2.38%) ZABBIX
14 41 (2.32%) Graphite
15 40 (2.26%) Kibana
16 32 (1.81%) Automic
17 31 (1.75%) Mesos
18 28 (1.58%) Opsview
Vendors
1 229 (12.95%) Google
2 222 (12.56%) Microsoft
3 174 (9.84%) VMware
4 162 (9.16%) Oracle
5 158 (8.94%) Splunk
6 112 (6.33%) Red Hat
7 64 (3.62%) IBM
8 60 (3.39%) SaltStack
9 55 (3.11%) Citrix
10 53 (3.00%) AppDynamics
11 52 (2.94%) ServiceNow
12 51 (2.88%) New Relic
13 47 (2.66%) Cisco
14 46 (2.60%) CyberArk
15 45 (2.55%) WorldPay
16 40 (2.26%) MuleSoft
17 39 (2.21%) Atlassian
18 36 (2.04%) Dynatrace
19 28 (1.58%) SAP
19 28 (1.58%) Symantec