Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Opscode Chef
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 186 272
Rank change year-on-year +6 +86 +63
Permanent jobs citing Opscode Chef 3,283 3,316 2,513
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.90% 1.86% 1.22%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.41% 21.81% 15.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2,678 2,835 2,248
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +5.26%

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 15,332 15,205 16,080
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.85% 8.55% 7.83%
Number of salaries quoted 12,525 12,311 13,187
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.53%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% +4.65% +4.88%

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 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Opscode Chef in the UK

Opscode Chef
Top 17 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 17 January 2018. 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 -5 3,046 £60,000 - 505
UK excluding London +68 1,619 £54,000 +8.00% 277
London -46 1,596 £67,500 +3.85% 259
North of England +58 528 £52,500 +10.53% 87
South East +14 436 £55,000 - 62
North West +47 269 £55,000 +12.82% 52
Yorkshire +64 246 £52,500 +5.00% 33
Midlands +64 208 £52,500 -16.00% 42
Scotland +26 146 £55,000 +17.65% 24
East of England +30 140 £60,000 +20.00% 34
South West +42 138 £45,000 -25.00% 21
West Midlands +43 122 £52,500 -16.00% 19
East Midlands +57 86 £52,500 +5.00% 23
Northern Ireland -6 17 £50,000 +48.15% 3
North East -23 13 £60,000 +41.18% 2
Wales +14 12 £50,000 +33.33% 4
Channel Islands - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT jobs citing Opscode Chef also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 2,717 (82.76%) Puppet
2 2,497 (76.06%) DevOps
3 2,164 (65.92%) Linux
4 2,085 (63.51%) Ansible
5 1,931 (58.82%) Amazon AWS
6 1,732 (52.76%) Python
7 1,495 (45.54%) Jenkins
8 1,473 (44.87%) Docker
9 1,305 (39.75%) Agile Software Development
10 1,265 (38.53%) Configuration Management
11 1,051 (32.01%) Ruby
12 1,037 (31.59%) Microsoft Azure
13 1,018 (31.01%) Continuous Integration
14 973 (29.64%) Java
15 968 (29.49%) Bash Shell
16 725 (22.08%) Kubernetes
17 716 (21.81%) Git (software)
18 682 (20.77%) Windows
19 660 (20.10%) Terraform
20 622 (18.95%) Finance
21 583 (17.76%) PowerShell
22 580 (17.67%) SQL
23 579 (17.64%) Perl
24 542 (16.51%) Unix
25 534 (16.27%) Open Source
26 512 (15.60%) Scrum
27 490 (14.93%) MySQL
28 459 (13.98%) JavaScript
29 452 (13.77%) VMware
30 441 (13.43%) Red Hat

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
1 369 (11.24%) Apache
2 302 (9.20%) OpenStack
3 268 (8.16%) Tomcat
4 210 (6.40%) nginx
5 185 (5.64%) Elasticsearch
6 169 (5.15%) IIS
7 140 (4.26%) JBoss
8 136 (4.14%) WebSphere
9 111 (3.38%) Confluence
10 107 (3.26%) Cloud Foundry
11 69 (2.10%) Apache Spark
12 66 (2.01%) WebLogic
13 55 (1.68%) CloudStack
14 49 (1.49%) CMS
15 43 (1.31%) Jetty
16 32 (0.97%) Apache Solr
17 29 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
18 28 (0.85%) SharePoint
19 17 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 15 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (0.24%) SPSS
2 6 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.030%) HipChat
3 1 (0.030%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.030%) Weka
Business Applications
1 19 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.43%) Magento
3 11 (0.34%) Markit EDM
4 9 (0.27%) Workday HCM
5 6 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.091%) Distributed Ledger
9 2 (0.061%) SAP Hybris
10 1 (0.030%) Ripple
Cloud Services
1 1,931 (58.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1,037 (31.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 320 (9.75%) SaaS
4 311 (9.47%) AWS CloudFormation
5 276 (8.41%) Google Cloud Platform
6 219 (6.67%) PaaS
7 197 (6.00%) Amazon EC2
8 179 (5.45%) IaaS
9 124 (3.78%) Amazon S3
10 109 (3.32%) GitHub
11 102 (3.11%) Cloud Computing
12 89 (2.71%) Serverless
13 87 (2.65%) npm
14 70 (2.13%) OpenShift
15 65 (1.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 58 (1.77%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 53 (1.61%) Office 365
18 51 (1.55%) AWS Lambda
19 49 (1.49%) Route 53
20 48 (1.46%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 295 (8.99%) Firewall
2 274 (8.35%) DNS
3 259 (7.89%) TCP/IP
4 186 (5.67%) VPN
5 115 (3.50%) DHCP
6 109 (3.32%) HTTP
7 86 (2.62%) Internet
8 84 (2.56%) WAN
9 78 (2.38%) SSL
10 55 (1.68%) LAN
11 53 (1.61%) IPsec
12 47 (1.43%) SAN
13 44 (1.34%) Cisco Nexus
14 43 (1.31%) MPLS
15 41 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
16 40 (1.22%) LDAP
17 39 (1.19%) VLAN
18 37 (1.13%) BGP
18 37 (1.13%) Ethernet
19 34 (1.04%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 490 (14.93%) MySQL
2 354 (10.78%) MongoDB
3 339 (10.33%) NoSQL
4 219 (6.67%) SQL Server
5 189 (5.76%) PostgreSQL
6 178 (5.42%) Hadoop
7 167 (5.09%) Big Data
8 166 (5.06%) Redis
9 159 (4.84%) Apache Cassandra
10 137 (4.17%) Relational Database
11 104 (3.17%) Amazon RDS
12 59 (1.80%) Couchbase
13 55 (1.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 55 (1.68%) MariaDB
14 52 (1.58%) Riak
15 38 (1.16%) HBase
15 38 (1.16%) RDBMS
16 27 (0.82%) InfluxDB
17 26 (0.79%) Apache Hive
18 23 (0.70%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1,495 (45.54%) Jenkins
2 716 (21.81%) Git (software)
3 387 (11.79%) TeamCity
4 378 (11.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 302 (9.20%) JIRA
6 288 (8.77%) Maven
7 210 (6.40%) Octopus Deploy
8 190 (5.79%) Subversion
9 187 (5.70%) Vagrant
10 154 (4.69%) Hudson
11 150 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
12 137 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
13 131 (3.99%) Gradle
13 131 (3.99%) Selenium
14 118 (3.59%) MSBuild
15 100 (3.05%) Bitbucket
16 97 (2.95%) Cucumber
17 88 (2.68%) GitLab
18 87 (2.65%) JUnit
19 86 (2.62%) Travis CI
General
1 622 (18.95%) Finance
2 275 (8.38%) Banking
3 138 (4.20%) Telecoms
4 118 (3.59%) Retail
5 96 (2.92%) Marketing
6 79 (2.41%) Manufacturing
7 65 (1.98%) Electronics
8 57 (1.74%) Games
9 56 (1.71%) Law
10 35 (1.07%) Investment Banking
11 34 (1.04%) Legal
12 27 (0.82%) Financial Institution
13 19 (0.58%) Automotive
14 18 (0.55%) Advertising
14 18 (0.55%) Publishing
15 14 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
15 14 (0.43%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.18%) Digital Economy
17 5 (0.15%) Back Office
18 1 (0.030%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1,454 (44.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 422 (12.85%) Linux Engineer
3 385 (11.73%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 381 (11.61%) AWS DevOps
5 376 (11.45%) Developer
6 370 (11.27%) AWS Engineer
7 309 (9.41%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 308 (9.38%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 274 (8.35%) Cloud Engineer
10 246 (7.49%) Senior DevOps
11 236 (7.19%) Architect
12 206 (6.27%) Administrator
13 187 (5.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 171 (5.21%) Systems Engineer
15 166 (5.06%) Consultant
16 158 (4.81%) Lead DevOps
17 154 (4.69%) Systems Administrator
18 148 (4.51%) Linux Administrator
19 131 (3.99%) Java Developer
20 130 (3.96%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 432 (13.16%) Web Services
2 319 (9.72%) .NET
3 268 (8.16%) Node.js
4 177 (5.39%) HTML
5 163 (4.96%) Spring
6 159 (4.84%) LAMP
7 148 (4.51%) REST
8 140 (4.26%) Hibernate
8 140 (4.26%) RabbitMQ
9 137 (4.17%) RESTful
10 136 (4.14%) Kafka
11 130 (3.96%) AngularJS
12 126 (3.84%) Elastic Stack
13 124 (3.78%) React
14 114 (3.47%) SOAP
15 113 (3.44%) CSS
16 102 (3.11%) HTML5
17 91 (2.77%) ASP.NET
18 75 (2.28%) JSON
19 71 (2.16%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 255 (7.77%) Data Centre
2 243 (7.40%) Public Cloud
3 160 (4.87%) Computer Science
4 152 (4.63%) Fintech
5 147 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
6 104 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
7 102 (3.11%) Greenfield Project
8 96 (2.92%) Linux Command Line
9 93 (2.83%) Private Cloud
10 86 (2.62%) Management Information System
11 84 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
12 68 (2.07%) Clustering
13 58 (1.77%) Online Banking
14 46 (1.40%) Algorithms
15 42 (1.28%) Data Structures
16 41 (1.25%) User Experience
17 34 (1.04%) Mobile App
18 33 (1.01%) Virtual Team
19 32 (0.97%) Social Media
20 31 (0.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2,164 (65.92%) Linux
2 682 (20.77%) Windows
3 542 (16.51%) Unix
4 338 (10.30%) CentOS
5 334 (10.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 223 (6.79%) Windows Server
7 183 (5.57%) Ubuntu
8 100 (3.05%) Debian
9 44 (1.34%) Solaris
10 35 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
11 32 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
12 31 (0.94%) AIX
13 27 (0.82%) CoreOS
14 26 (0.79%) Fedora
15 18 (0.55%) Mac OS X
16 14 (0.43%) Android
16 14 (0.43%) Apple iOS
17 11 (0.34%) SUSE
17 11 (0.34%) Windows 7
18 10 (0.30%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,497 (76.06%) DevOps
2 1,305 (39.75%) Agile Software Development
3 1,265 (38.53%) Configuration Management
4 1,018 (31.01%) Continuous Integration
5 534 (16.27%) Open Source
6 512 (15.60%) Scrum
7 432 (13.16%) Software Engineering
8 394 (12.00%) Test Automation
9 370 (11.27%) Microservices
10 327 (9.96%) TDD
11 318 (9.69%) Continuous Delivery
12 249 (7.58%) Mentoring
13 238 (7.25%) BDD
14 227 (6.91%) Migration
15 220 (6.70%) High Availability
16 215 (6.55%) E-Commerce
17 211 (6.43%) Continuous Deployment
18 192 (5.85%) ITIL
19 188 (5.73%) Kanban
20 148 (4.51%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 1,732 (52.76%) Python
2 1,051 (32.01%) Ruby
3 973 (29.64%) Java
4 968 (29.49%) Bash Shell
5 583 (17.76%) PowerShell
6 580 (17.67%) SQL
7 579 (17.64%) Perl
8 459 (13.98%) JavaScript
9 386 (11.76%) PHP
10 301 (9.17%) C#
11 274 (8.35%) Shell Script
12 178 (5.42%) Go
13 113 (3.44%) C++
14 88 (2.68%) Groovy
15 70 (2.13%) Scala
16 51 (1.55%) C
17 30 (0.91%) PHP 7
18 27 (0.82%) Korn
19 23 (0.70%) VBScript
20 22 (0.67%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 235 (7.16%) Degree
2 113 (3.44%) Security Cleared
3 90 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
4 77 (2.35%) SC Cleared
5 73 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 65 (1.98%) AWS Certification
7 48 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
8 46 (1.40%) MCSE
9 30 (0.91%) Master's Degree
10 29 (0.88%) MCSA
11 28 (0.85%) CCNA
11 28 (0.85%) RHCE
12 22 (0.67%) MCSD
12 22 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
13 20 (0.61%) MCITP
14 17 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
15 15 (0.46%) CCNP
16 14 (0.43%) CCIE
16 14 (0.43%) CISSP
16 14 (0.43%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (4.84%) QA
2 101 (3.08%) GCP
3 60 (1.83%) PCI DSS
4 57 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (0.64%) SLA
6 19 (0.58%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.12%) COBIT
7 4 (0.12%) GDPR
7 4 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.091%) DICOM
8 3 (0.091%) HL7
9 1 (0.030%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.030%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.030%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.030%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.030%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.030%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1,473 (44.87%) Docker
2 278 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (3.35%) vSphere
4 104 (3.17%) Hyper-V
5 103 (3.14%) Xen
6 98 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
7 97 (2.95%) Active Directory
8 48 (1.46%) KVM
9 45 (1.37%) iptables
10 44 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
11 43 (1.31%) VirtualBox
12 39 (1.19%) Varnish
13 35 (1.07%) XenServer
14 23 (0.70%) Apache Flume
15 22 (0.67%) LXC
15 22 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
16 19 (0.58%) VMware NSX
17 18 (0.55%) NFS
18 15 (0.46%) HDFS
19 13 (0.40%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2,717 (82.76%) Puppet
2 2,085 (63.51%) Ansible
3 725 (22.08%) Kubernetes
4 660 (20.10%) Terraform
5 261 (7.95%) Nagios
6 258 (7.86%) Salt
7 182 (5.54%) Packer
8 115 (3.50%) Cobbler
9 96 (2.92%) ZABBIX
10 74 (2.25%) Icinga
11 72 (2.19%) Docker Swarm
12 70 (2.13%) Grafana
13 59 (1.80%) Tivoli
14 56 (1.71%) logstash
15 55 (1.68%) Rundeck
16 51 (1.55%) Mesos
17 46 (1.40%) HAProxy
17 46 (1.40%) Kibana
18 40 (1.22%) SCCM
19 38 (1.16%) Graphite
Vendors
1 452 (13.77%) VMware
2 441 (13.43%) Red Hat
3 322 (9.81%) Microsoft
4 296 (9.02%) Oracle
5 294 (8.96%) Google
6 159 (4.84%) SaltStack
7 137 (4.17%) Splunk
8 120 (3.66%) Cisco
9 103 (3.14%) New Relic
10 90 (2.74%) IBM
11 77 (2.35%) SAP
12 67 (2.04%) Atlassian
12 67 (2.04%) ServiceNow
13 66 (2.01%) AppDynamics
14 54 (1.64%) EnterpriseDB
15 51 (1.55%) Citrix
16 40 (1.22%) Rackspace
17 36 (1.10%) HP
18 34 (1.04%) RedGate
18 34 (1.04%) Zend