Period
to 22 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Puppet skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Puppet over the 6 months to 22 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Puppet
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 142 161 136
Rank change year-on-year +19 -25 0
Permanent jobs citing Puppet 1,126 2,917 4,150
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.30% 2.13% 2.52%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.14% 16.44% 23.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1,040 2,266 3,368
Median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £38,750 £42,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £95,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -8.70% +9.52% -

Puppet 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 7,964 17,744 17,515
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.26% 12.97% 10.63%
Number of salaries quoted 6,557 13,401 13,844
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,750 £32,075 £32,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Puppet in the UK

Puppet
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Puppet.

Salary trend for Puppet in the UK

Puppet
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Puppet over the 6 months to 22 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Puppet in the UK

Puppet
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the UK over the 6 months to 22 October 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 +26 1,057 £60,000 -7.69% 222
London +10 569 £70,000 -6.67% 110
UK excluding London +33 534 £52,500 -8.70% 123
North of England +114 230 £55,000 - 50
Work from Home +39 192 £55,000 -21.43% 48
Yorkshire +106 127 £55,000 - 17
North West +90 94 £55,000 -13.73% 30
South West +28 82 £60,000 +14.29% 19
South East -23 67 £60,000 -4.00% 17
Midlands +76 61 £47,500 -13.64% 15
West Midlands +84 52 £47,500 -9.52% 12
Scotland +15 37 £47,500 -13.64% 8
East of England +56 36 £55,000 - 11
Wales +37 18 £45,000 -10.00% 2
East Midlands +63 9 £47,500 -17.39% 3
North East +2 9 £47,500 -10.25% 3
Northern Ireland +3 3 £50,000 -28.57% 2

For the 6 months to 22 October 2020, IT jobs citing Puppet 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 Puppet.

1 756 (67.14%) DevOps
2 726 (64.48%) Ansible
3 700 (62.17%) AWS
4 651 (57.82%) Linux
5 624 (55.42%) Terraform
6 579 (51.42%) Docker
7 576 (51.15%) Opscode Chef
8 574 (50.98%) Python
9 530 (47.07%) Kubernetes
10 445 (39.52%) Jenkins
10 445 (39.52%) Azure
11 414 (36.77%) Agile Software Development
12 399 (35.44%) Configuration Management
13 269 (23.89%) Git (software)
14 263 (23.36%) Bash Shell
15 240 (21.31%) PowerShell
16 236 (20.96%) Continuous Integration
17 228 (20.25%) Windows
18 224 (19.89%) Java
19 222 (19.72%) Infrastructure as Code
20 217 (19.27%) AWS CloudFormation
21 214 (19.01%) Finance
22 197 (17.50%) Go
23 192 (17.05%) GCP
24 184 (16.34%) Ruby
25 175 (15.54%) Microservices
26 172 (15.28%) Deployment Automation
27 170 (15.10%) VMware
28 166 (14.74%) Microsoft
29 142 (12.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Puppet
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 67 (5.95%) Elasticsearch
2 52 (4.62%) IIS
3 40 (3.55%) Apache
4 33 (2.93%) Confluence
5 25 (2.22%) Apache Spark
6 24 (2.13%) OpenStack
7 23 (2.04%) Skype for Business
7 23 (2.04%) Tomcat
8 11 (0.98%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.80%) JBoss
9 9 (0.80%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.71%) nginx
11 6 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
11 6 (0.53%) MS Exchange
11 6 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.44%) DNN
13 3 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.27%) IBM HTTP Server
13 3 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.27%) WildFly
Applications
1 23 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
1 23 (2.04%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.089%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (0.089%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 20 (1.78%) SAP Hybris
2 12 (1.07%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.44%) Sentinel
5 3 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 700 (62.17%) AWS
2 445 (39.52%) Azure
3 217 (19.27%) AWS CloudFormation
4 192 (17.05%) GCP
5 103 (9.15%) SaaS
6 99 (8.79%) IaaS
7 97 (8.61%) PaaS
8 84 (7.46%) GitHub
9 75 (6.66%) Office 365
10 68 (6.04%) Serverless
11 58 (5.15%) Azure Active Directory
12 53 (4.71%) Slack
13 49 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
14 45 (4.00%) OpenShift
15 42 (3.73%) Amazon EC2
15 42 (3.73%) Route 53
16 41 (3.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 41 (3.64%) Amazon EKS
17 40 (3.55%) AWS Lambda
18 37 (3.29%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 102 (9.06%) Firewall
2 87 (7.73%) DNS
3 71 (6.31%) TCP/IP
4 58 (5.15%) VPN
5 42 (3.73%) DHCP
6 40 (3.55%) Network Security
7 33 (2.93%) LAN
7 33 (2.93%) WAN
8 28 (2.49%) OSPF
8 28 (2.49%) Wireless
9 26 (2.31%) BGP
10 25 (2.22%) IPsec
10 25 (2.22%) SNMP
11 24 (2.13%) MPLS
11 24 (2.13%) Skype
11 24 (2.13%) VoIP
11 24 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
12 23 (2.04%) RIP
12 23 (2.04%) TACACS
12 23 (2.04%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (7.99%) SQL Server
2 68 (6.04%) MySQL
3 67 (5.95%) PostgreSQL
4 54 (4.80%) NoSQL
5 40 (3.55%) MongoDB
6 37 (3.29%) Redis
7 26 (2.31%) Amazon RDS
7 26 (2.31%) Apache Cassandra
7 26 (2.31%) Big Data
8 24 (2.13%) MariaDB
9 23 (2.04%) Hadoop
10 21 (1.87%) Cosmos DB
11 20 (1.78%) Relational Database
12 18 (1.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 15 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
14 13 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
15 10 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
16 9 (0.80%) Apache Ignite
16 9 (0.80%) CouchDB
16 9 (0.80%) Flink
Development Applications
1 445 (39.52%) Jenkins
2 269 (23.89%) Git (software)
3 116 (10.30%) GitLab
4 112 (9.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 84 (7.46%) TeamCity
6 72 (6.39%) JIRA
7 48 (4.26%) Bitbucket
8 45 (4.00%) Selenium
9 44 (3.91%) Octopus Deploy
10 33 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
11 31 (2.75%) Maven
12 30 (2.66%) Cucumber
13 26 (2.31%) Travis CI
14 23 (2.04%) Vagrant
15 22 (1.95%) SpecFlow
16 18 (1.60%) Sonatype Nexus
16 18 (1.60%) Subversion
17 17 (1.51%) Protractor
18 15 (1.33%) GoCD
19 13 (1.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 214 (19.01%) Finance
2 68 (6.04%) Public Sector
3 62 (5.51%) Law
4 53 (4.71%) Banking
5 31 (2.75%) Games
6 19 (1.69%) Advertising
6 19 (1.69%) Marketing
6 19 (1.69%) Telecoms
7 18 (1.60%) Publishing
8 13 (1.15%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.07%) Electronics
9 12 (1.07%) Retail
10 6 (0.53%) Back Office
11 5 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.27%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.18%) Front Office
13 2 (0.18%) Local Government
14 1 (0.089%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.089%) Automotive
14 1 (0.089%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 513 (45.56%) DevOps Engineer
2 201 (17.85%) AWS Engineer
3 173 (15.36%) AWS DevOps
4 163 (14.48%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 110 (9.77%) Platform Engineer
6 108 (9.59%) Linux Engineer
7 81 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 77 (6.84%) Azure Engineer
9 75 (6.66%) Senior DevOps
10 66 (5.86%) Developer
10 66 (5.86%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 54 (4.80%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 50 (4.44%) Administrator
13 49 (4.35%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 49 (4.35%) Python Engineer
14 45 (4.00%) Site Reliability Engineer
15 44 (3.91%) Cloud Engineer
16 41 (3.64%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 41 (3.64%) Site Engineer
17 39 (3.46%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (8.08%) Elastic Stack
2 89 (7.90%) Web Services
3 72 (6.39%) Node.js
4 54 (4.80%) .NET
5 38 (3.37%) Spring
6 28 (2.49%) React
7 23 (2.04%) Kafka
7 23 (2.04%) Spring Boot
8 22 (1.95%) JMS
9 21 (1.87%) JSON
10 20 (1.78%) Django
10 20 (1.78%) XML
11 18 (1.60%) AngularJS
11 18 (1.60%) LDAP
12 17 (1.51%) REST
13 16 (1.42%) .NET Framework
13 16 (1.42%) Pandas
14 15 (1.33%) JAXB
15 13 (1.15%) Dropwizard
15 13 (1.15%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 79 (7.02%) Cloud Native
2 76 (6.75%) Public Cloud
3 54 (4.80%) Data Centre
4 33 (2.93%) Greenfield Project
5 32 (2.84%) Private Cloud
6 26 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (2.22%) Virtual Team
8 24 (2.13%) Enterprise Cloud
8 24 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
9 23 (2.04%) Social Network
10 18 (1.60%) Equities
10 18 (1.60%) FMCG
11 17 (1.51%) Hedge funds
11 17 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
11 17 (1.51%) Management Information System
12 15 (1.33%) User Experience
13 13 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 12 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
15 10 (0.89%) Algorithms
15 10 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 651 (57.82%) Linux
2 228 (20.25%) Windows
3 142 (12.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 139 (12.34%) CentOS
5 129 (11.46%) Unix
6 104 (9.24%) Windows Server
7 33 (2.93%) Ubuntu
8 27 (2.40%) Debian
9 25 (2.22%) Solaris
10 24 (2.13%) Mac OS X
11 23 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (1.69%) AIX
13 12 (1.07%) Mesosphere
13 12 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (0.80%) CoreOS
14 9 (0.80%) VMS
14 9 (0.80%) Windows 10
15 8 (0.71%) Fedora
15 8 (0.71%) zOS
16 6 (0.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 756 (67.14%) DevOps
2 414 (36.77%) Agile Software Development
3 399 (35.44%) Configuration Management
4 236 (20.96%) Continuous Integration
5 222 (19.72%) Infrastructure as Code
6 175 (15.54%) Microservices
7 172 (15.28%) Deployment Automation
8 136 (12.08%) Migration
9 121 (10.75%) Fintech
10 119 (10.57%) Infrastructure Automation
11 112 (9.95%) Open Source
11 112 (9.95%) Scrum
12 106 (9.41%) Problem-Solving
13 99 (8.79%) Continuous Delivery
13 99 (8.79%) High Availability
14 98 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 95 (8.44%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 84 (7.46%) Test Automation
17 73 (6.48%) Continuous Improvement
17 73 (6.48%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 574 (50.98%) Python
2 263 (23.36%) Bash Shell
3 240 (21.31%) PowerShell
4 224 (19.89%) Java
5 197 (17.50%) Go
6 184 (16.34%) Ruby
7 140 (12.43%) SQL
8 127 (11.28%) C#
9 105 (9.33%) JavaScript
10 95 (8.44%) Shell Script
11 40 (3.55%) Perl
12 31 (2.75%) C++
13 29 (2.58%) PHP
14 23 (2.04%) PL/SQL
15 21 (1.87%) Groovy
15 21 (1.87%) TypeScript
16 20 (1.78%) Java 8
17 18 (1.60%) C
18 15 (1.33%) Scala
19 14 (1.24%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 84 (7.46%) AWS Certification
2 72 (6.39%) Degree
3 64 (5.68%) Security Cleared
4 45 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 38 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (3.29%) RHCE
7 35 (3.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 30 (2.66%) Computer Science Degree
9 28 (2.49%) CCNA
10 26 (2.31%) MCSA
11 21 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 19 (1.69%) MCSE
13 14 (1.24%) CCNP
14 12 (1.07%) Master's Degree
15 10 (0.89%) DV Cleared
16 8 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 7 (0.62%) ISTQB
17 7 (0.62%) MCP
17 7 (0.62%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.11%) QA
2 31 (2.75%) SLA
3 8 (0.71%) GDPR
4 7 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.36%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.18%) FINRA
7 1 (0.089%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.089%) EMIR
7 1 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.089%) MiFID
System Software
1 579 (51.42%) Docker
2 119 (10.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (9.77%) Active Directory
4 50 (4.44%) Hyper-V
5 24 (2.13%) vSphere
6 19 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (1.69%) XenApp
6 19 (1.69%) XenDesktop
7 12 (1.07%) VirtualBox
8 10 (0.89%) RHEV
9 8 (0.71%) KVM
10 7 (0.62%) Xen
11 5 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 5 (0.44%) DFS Replication
12 4 (0.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 4 (0.36%) Firmware
12 4 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.27%) LXC
13 3 (0.27%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 726 (64.48%) Ansible
2 624 (55.42%) Terraform
3 576 (51.15%) Opscode Chef
4 530 (47.07%) Kubernetes
5 105 (9.33%) Prometheus
6 86 (7.64%) Grafana
7 56 (4.97%) Nagios
8 49 (4.35%) Graphite
9 38 (3.37%) Packer
10 36 (3.20%) Istio
11 33 (2.93%) Salt
12 29 (2.58%) SCCM
13 25 (2.22%) ZABBIX
14 22 (1.95%) Consul
14 22 (1.95%) Red Hat Satellite
15 19 (1.69%) logstash
16 18 (1.60%) Kibana
16 18 (1.60%) Single Sign-On
17 17 (1.51%) SCVMM
18 16 (1.42%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 170 (15.10%) VMware
2 166 (14.74%) Microsoft
3 119 (10.57%) Red Hat
4 101 (8.97%) Oracle
5 77 (6.84%) Cisco
6 70 (6.22%) Google
7 49 (4.35%) Splunk
8 47 (4.17%) New Relic
9 45 (4.00%) SaltStack
10 43 (3.82%) SAP
11 25 (2.22%) Palo Alto
12 24 (2.13%) Riverbed
13 23 (2.04%) Avaya
14 22 (1.95%) HP
15 21 (1.87%) hybris
16 20 (1.78%) Adobe
16 20 (1.78%) Citrix
16 20 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
17 18 (1.60%) Dynatrace
18 16 (1.42%) Dell