Period
to 21 January 2022

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 21 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Puppet
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 246 136 186
Rank change year-on-year -110 +50 -39
Permanent jobs citing Puppet 1,839 1,556 2,436
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.43% 2.46% 1.93%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.73% 14.91% 14.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,273 1,250 1,829
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £42,500
25th Percentile £55,000 £47,500 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -7.69% +8.33%
75th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +4.55%

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 21,075 10,435 16,323
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.40% 16.52% 12.92%
Number of salaries quoted 13,578 8,649 12,615
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £46,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% +4.35%
75th Percentile £87,500 £78,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £93,750 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -

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 21 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Puppet in the UK

Puppet
Top 16 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 21 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -111 1,626 £67,500 +12.50% 242
London -115 857 £80,000 +14.29% 133
UK excluding London -105 842 £60,000 +9.09% 124
Work from Home -109 411 £70,000 +36.59% 41
North of England -69 380 £60,000 - 37
Yorkshire -43 212 £60,000 - 10
North West -73 126 £65,000 +8.33% 25
South East -99 124 £67,500 +12.50% 22
South West -51 118 £53,500 -2.73% 14
Scotland -55 76 £65,000 +36.84% 15
Midlands -127 76 £67,500 +25.58% 20
West Midlands -100 53 £67,500 +12.50% 16
East of England -88 48 £70,000 - 12
North East -2 42 £66,250 +65.63% 2
East Midlands -56 23 £70,000 +47.37% 3
Wales -51 20 £55,000 +15.79% 4

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, 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 1,358 (73.84%) DevOps
2 1,180 (64.17%) AWS
3 1,155 (62.81%) Ansible
4 1,138 (61.88%) Python
5 1,123 (61.07%) Terraform
6 1,116 (60.69%) Opscode Chef
7 1,061 (57.69%) Kubernetes
8 1,019 (55.41%) Docker
9 976 (53.07%) Linux
10 880 (47.85%) Agile Software Development
11 847 (46.06%) Azure
12 835 (45.41%) Configuration Management
13 725 (39.42%) Infrastructure as Code
14 703 (38.23%) CI/CD
15 680 (36.98%) Jenkins
16 658 (35.78%) Bash
17 478 (25.99%) GCP
18 475 (25.83%) Java
19 424 (23.06%) Git (software)
20 358 (19.47%) PowerShell
21 351 (19.09%) AWS CloudFormation
22 346 (18.81%) Windows
23 318 (17.29%) Ruby
24 317 (17.24%) Scrum
25 305 (16.59%) Continuous Integration
26 292 (15.88%) Go
27 289 (15.72%) Microservices
28 287 (15.61%) Social Skills
29 281 (15.28%) MySQL
30 280 (15.23%) Deployment Automation

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
1 124 (6.74%) Elasticsearch
2 81 (4.40%) Apache
3 64 (3.48%) Tomcat
4 62 (3.37%) IIS
5 50 (2.72%) OpenStack
6 47 (2.56%) Apache Spark
7 42 (2.28%) Confluence
8 23 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
9 19 (1.03%) nginx
9 19 (1.03%) WebLogic
9 19 (1.03%) WebSphere
10 14 (0.76%) JBoss
11 13 (0.71%) SharePoint
12 10 (0.54%) WordPress
13 9 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
14 7 (0.38%) Apache Pulsar
14 7 (0.38%) Jupyter
15 6 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 4 (0.22%) CMS
17 3 (0.16%) CloudStack
Applications
1 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.16%) Sketch
4 2 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.054%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.054%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 31 (1.69%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.054%) Magento
3 1 (0.054%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.054%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1,180 (64.17%) AWS
2 847 (46.06%) Azure
3 478 (25.99%) GCP
4 351 (19.09%) AWS CloudFormation
5 232 (12.62%) Serverless
6 210 (11.42%) SaaS
7 180 (9.79%) GitHub
8 176 (9.57%) PaaS
9 171 (9.30%) IaaS
10 109 (5.93%) OpenShift
11 106 (5.76%) AWS Lambda
12 105 (5.71%) Pulumi
13 104 (5.66%) Amazon EC2
14 103 (5.60%) Amazon EKS
15 98 (5.33%) Amazon S3
16 86 (4.68%) Amazon ECS
17 83 (4.51%) Microsoft 365
18 70 (3.81%) Cloud Computing
19 59 (3.21%) Azure Cosmos DB
20 55 (2.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 125 (6.80%) Firewall
2 89 (4.84%) DNS
3 88 (4.79%) TCP/IP
4 51 (2.77%) Network Security
5 49 (2.66%) VPN
6 32 (1.74%) LAN
7 31 (1.69%) VLAN
7 31 (1.69%) WAN
8 22 (1.20%) SNMP
9 21 (1.14%) Broadband
10 19 (1.03%) DHCP
11 16 (0.87%) BGP
11 16 (0.87%) SAN
12 14 (0.76%) IPv4
12 14 (0.76%) IPv6
13 13 (0.71%) NetScaler
13 13 (0.71%) SSL
14 12 (0.65%) HTTP
15 11 (0.60%) WebEx
16 10 (0.54%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (15.28%) MySQL
2 205 (11.15%) PostgreSQL
3 142 (7.72%) SQL Server
4 98 (5.33%) NoSQL
5 95 (5.17%) Big Data
6 89 (4.84%) Apache Cassandra
7 83 (4.51%) Redis
8 67 (3.64%) MariaDB
9 66 (3.59%) Azure SQL Database
9 66 (3.59%) Relational Database
10 64 (3.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 60 (3.26%) MongoDB
12 58 (3.15%) Amazon RDS
13 50 (2.72%) Hadoop
14 46 (2.50%) InfluxDB
15 42 (2.28%) Oracle Database
16 31 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
17 27 (1.47%) Couchbase
18 24 (1.31%) RDBMS
19 22 (1.20%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 680 (36.98%) Jenkins
2 424 (23.06%) Git (software)
3 192 (10.44%) GitLab
4 146 (7.94%) TeamCity
5 122 (6.63%) Octopus Deploy
6 103 (5.60%) JIRA
7 94 (5.11%) Bitbucket
8 93 (5.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 89 (4.84%) Maven
10 76 (4.13%) Subversion
11 64 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
12 44 (2.39%) CircleCI
13 42 (2.28%) SonarQube
14 36 (1.96%) Gradle
15 33 (1.79%) Travis CI
16 30 (1.63%) GoCD
17 29 (1.58%) IBM UrbanCode
18 27 (1.47%) Artifactory
19 19 (1.03%) Ant
19 19 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 287 (15.61%) Social Skills
2 272 (14.79%) Finance
3 92 (5.00%) Retail
4 83 (4.51%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 73 (3.97%) Public Sector
6 72 (3.92%) Banking
7 61 (3.32%) Marketing
8 57 (3.10%) Telecoms
9 56 (3.05%) Law
10 45 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
11 35 (1.90%) Organisational Skills
12 34 (1.85%) Games
13 30 (1.63%) Automotive
14 26 (1.41%) Manufacturing
15 23 (1.25%) Electronics
15 23 (1.25%) Presentation Skills
16 20 (1.09%) Documentation Skills
17 11 (0.60%) Financial Institution
18 9 (0.49%) Publishing
19 6 (0.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 789 (42.90%) DevOps Engineer
2 215 (11.69%) AWS Engineer
3 186 (10.11%) AWS DevOps
4 183 (9.95%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 173 (9.41%) Platform Engineer
6 136 (7.40%) Architect
7 125 (6.80%) Azure Engineer
8 119 (6.47%) Cloud Engineer
9 109 (5.93%) Linux Engineer
10 100 (5.44%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 100 (5.44%) Developer
11 92 (5.00%) Cloud Architect
12 87 (4.73%) Senior DevOps
12 87 (4.73%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 80 (4.35%) Consultant
14 79 (4.30%) Azure DevOps
15 78 (4.24%) Lead DevOps
16 70 (3.81%) Site Reliability Engineer
16 70 (3.81%) Systems Engineer
17 69 (3.75%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (6.85%) Elastic Stack
2 103 (5.60%) Kafka
3 100 (5.44%) RESTful
4 92 (5.00%) REST
5 85 (4.62%) ARM Templates
6 83 (4.51%) React
7 81 (4.40%) Node.js
8 72 (3.92%) AngularJS
9 65 (3.53%) Spring
10 64 (3.48%) .NET
11 58 (3.15%) Spring Boot
12 43 (2.34%) RabbitMQ
12 43 (2.34%) Web Services
13 41 (2.23%) LAMP
14 34 (1.85%) Vue.js
15 29 (1.58%) JSON
16 28 (1.52%) OAuth
16 28 (1.52%) YAML
17 26 (1.41%) OAuth2
18 25 (1.36%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 225 (12.23%) Public Cloud
2 131 (7.12%) Cloud Native
3 90 (4.89%) Data Centre
4 86 (4.68%) Private Cloud
5 85 (4.62%) Hybrid Cloud
6 72 (3.92%) Enterprise Cloud
7 61 (3.32%) Greenfield Project
8 42 (2.28%) Linux Command Line
9 40 (2.18%) Management Information System
10 38 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
11 34 (1.85%) Virtual Team
12 22 (1.20%) Clustering
13 21 (1.14%) PKI
14 20 (1.09%) Smart Meter
15 16 (0.87%) Blog
15 16 (0.87%) Cyberattack
15 16 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
15 16 (0.87%) PlayStation
15 16 (0.87%) Replication
16 15 (0.82%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 976 (53.07%) Linux
2 346 (18.81%) Windows
3 250 (13.59%) Unix
4 147 (7.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 142 (7.72%) CentOS
6 85 (4.62%) Windows Server
7 54 (2.94%) Ubuntu
8 36 (1.96%) Debian
9 34 (1.85%) Mesosphere
10 21 (1.14%) Windows 10
11 18 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (0.98%) Windows Server 2016
12 16 (0.87%) Windows Server 2019
13 15 (0.82%) Solaris
14 12 (0.65%) Apple iOS
14 12 (0.65%) Fedora
15 11 (0.60%) CoreOS
15 11 (0.60%) SUSE
16 7 (0.38%) zOS
17 6 (0.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,358 (73.84%) DevOps
2 880 (47.85%) Agile Software Development
3 835 (45.41%) Configuration Management
4 725 (39.42%) Infrastructure as Code
5 703 (38.23%) CI/CD
6 317 (17.24%) Scrum
7 305 (16.59%) Continuous Integration
8 289 (15.72%) Microservices
9 280 (15.23%) Deployment Automation
10 264 (14.36%) Problem-Solving
11 243 (13.21%) Open Source
12 214 (11.64%) Mentoring
13 208 (11.31%) Test Automation
14 207 (11.26%) Software Engineering
15 197 (10.71%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 191 (10.39%) Load Balancing
17 169 (9.19%) Computer Science
18 122 (6.63%) Migration
19 116 (6.31%) Infrastructure Automation
20 115 (6.25%) Technology Transformation
Programming Languages
1 1,138 (61.88%) Python
2 658 (35.78%) Bash
3 475 (25.83%) Java
4 358 (19.47%) PowerShell
5 318 (17.29%) Ruby
6 292 (15.88%) Go
7 275 (14.95%) SQL
8 229 (12.45%) JavaScript
9 165 (8.97%) Perl
10 159 (8.65%) C#
11 141 (7.67%) Shell Script
12 129 (7.01%) TypeScript
13 85 (4.62%) Groovy
14 77 (4.19%) C
15 61 (3.32%) PHP
16 34 (1.85%) C++
17 28 (1.52%) R
18 23 (1.25%) Kotlin
19 16 (0.87%) Java 8
19 16 (0.87%) Scala
Qualifications
1 208 (11.31%) Security Cleared
2 189 (10.28%) Degree
3 149 (8.10%) AWS Certification
4 125 (6.80%) SC Cleared
5 62 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
6 50 (2.72%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 49 (2.66%) CESG Certified Professional
8 41 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
9 38 (2.07%) DV Cleared
10 26 (1.41%) RHCE
11 18 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
12 15 (0.82%) Master's Degree
12 15 (0.82%) MCSE
12 15 (0.82%) RHCSA
13 8 (0.44%) CCNP
14 7 (0.38%) Linux+ Certification
14 7 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 6 (0.33%) MCSA
16 4 (0.22%) CCNA
16 4 (0.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (3.21%) NIST
2 56 (3.05%) QA
3 50 (2.72%) IASME
3 50 (2.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 33 (1.79%) SLA
5 10 (0.54%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.33%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.33%) GDPR
7 6 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.16%) NCSC
8 3 (0.16%) SOC 2
9 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.054%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 14443
10 1 (0.054%) PMO
System Software
1 1,019 (55.41%) Docker
2 160 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (5.33%) Active Directory
4 40 (2.18%) KVM
5 31 (1.69%) Hyper-V
6 28 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
6 28 (1.52%) vSphere
7 26 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (0.87%) iptables
9 13 (0.71%) Xen
10 12 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 11 (0.60%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 11 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (0.49%) Ceph
12 9 (0.49%) NFS
13 5 (0.27%) vCloud
14 4 (0.22%) LXC
14 4 (0.22%) XenApp
14 4 (0.22%) XenDesktop
15 3 (0.16%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1,155 (62.81%) Ansible
2 1,123 (61.07%) Terraform
3 1,116 (60.69%) Opscode Chef
4 1,061 (57.69%) Kubernetes
5 156 (8.48%) Prometheus
6 123 (6.69%) Grafana
7 82 (4.46%) Salt
8 70 (3.81%) Nagios
9 60 (3.26%) Docker Swarm
10 59 (3.21%) Kibana
11 53 (2.88%) SCCM
12 52 (2.83%) Cobbler
13 51 (2.77%) CASB
14 46 (2.50%) Packer
15 42 (2.28%) logstash
16 39 (2.12%) Consul
17 32 (1.74%) Istio
18 30 (1.63%) CFEngine
19 29 (1.58%) Automic
20 27 (1.47%) Rancher
Vendors
1 256 (13.92%) Google
2 237 (12.89%) VMware
3 206 (11.20%) SaltStack
4 202 (10.98%) Microsoft
5 186 (10.11%) Red Hat
6 125 (6.80%) Oracle
7 105 (5.71%) Splunk
8 79 (4.30%) Cisco
9 49 (2.66%) ServiceNow
10 47 (2.56%) Fortinet
11 36 (1.96%) Juniper
12 34 (1.85%) NetApp
13 30 (1.63%) SAP
14 26 (1.41%) F5
15 25 (1.36%) Dynatrace
15 25 (1.36%) New Relic
16 23 (1.25%) HP
17 19 (1.03%) AppDynamics
18 18 (0.98%) IBM
18 18 (0.98%) LexisNexis