Period
to 19 October 2021

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

Puppet
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 232 147 165
Rank change year-on-year -85 +18 -27
Permanent jobs citing Puppet 1,924 1,099 2,911
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.53% 2.27% 2.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.09% 13.88% 16.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1,347 845 2,116
10th Percentile £38,750 £42,500 £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 £82,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +14.29% -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 21,162 7,919 17,885
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.85% 16.35% 13.12%
Number of salaries quoted 13,520 6,625 13,663
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £32,015
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%

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 19 October 2021.

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 19 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 -75 1,742 £65,000 +4.00% 309
UK excluding London -52 946 £60,000 +14.29% 158
London -96 845 £80,000 +14.29% 161
North of England -6 476 £60,000 +9.09% 50
Work from Home -85 473 £62,500 +13.64% 60
Yorkshire -29 233 £60,000 +9.09% 21
North West -25 191 £60,000 +1.69% 22
South East -60 166 £65,000 +8.33% 28
South West -61 110 £58,750 -2.08% 20
Midlands -87 89 £65,000 +36.84% 26
West Midlands -103 69 £65,000 +36.84% 19
Scotland -72 56 £59,750 +25.79% 9
North East +14 52 £49,000 -2.00% 7
East of England -93 39 £60,000 +9.09% 23
East Midlands -66 20 £65,000 +36.84% 7
Wales -54 10 £45,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, 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 1,493 (77.60%) DevOps
2 1,295 (67.31%) AWS
3 1,246 (64.76%) Terraform
4 1,206 (62.68%) Ansible
5 1,178 (61.23%) Opscode Chef
6 1,164 (60.50%) Kubernetes
7 1,122 (58.32%) Linux
8 1,110 (57.69%) Python
9 1,070 (55.61%) Docker
10 961 (49.95%) Agile Software Development
11 871 (45.27%) Configuration Management
12 828 (43.04%) Azure
13 737 (38.31%) Infrastructure as Code
14 685 (35.60%) Jenkins
15 675 (35.08%) Bash Shell
16 493 (25.62%) Git (software)
17 489 (25.42%) Java
18 429 (22.30%) GCP
19 427 (22.19%) AWS CloudFormation
20 404 (21.00%) Continuous Integration
21 388 (20.17%) PowerShell
22 359 (18.66%) Ruby
23 355 (18.45%) Scrum
24 334 (17.36%) Windows
25 332 (17.26%) Go
26 318 (16.53%) Social Skills
27 316 (16.42%) Deployment Automation
28 300 (15.59%) Problem-Solving
29 292 (15.18%) SQL
30 284 (14.76%) MySQL

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
1 144 (7.48%) Elasticsearch
2 98 (5.09%) Apache
3 73 (3.79%) Tomcat
4 67 (3.48%) Confluence
5 65 (3.38%) IIS
6 45 (2.34%) nginx
7 34 (1.77%) Cloud Foundry
8 33 (1.72%) OpenStack
9 28 (1.46%) Apache Spark
10 23 (1.20%) Apache Airflow
11 16 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 14 (0.73%) JBoss
12 14 (0.73%) WordPress
13 13 (0.68%) WebLogic
14 12 (0.62%) Gunicorn
15 11 (0.57%) GemFire
16 7 (0.36%) OpenEdge
16 7 (0.36%) WebSphere
17 6 (0.31%) MS Exchange
18 4 (0.21%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (0.99%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.10%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.052%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1,295 (67.31%) AWS
2 828 (43.04%) Azure
3 429 (22.30%) GCP
4 427 (22.19%) AWS CloudFormation
5 216 (11.23%) SaaS
6 209 (10.86%) PaaS
7 163 (8.47%) IaaS
7 163 (8.47%) Serverless
8 147 (7.64%) Pulumi
9 144 (7.48%) Amazon EKS
10 142 (7.38%) GitHub
11 110 (5.72%) OpenShift
12 103 (5.35%) Amazon EC2
13 94 (4.89%) Cloud Computing
14 84 (4.37%) Amazon ECS
15 82 (4.26%) Datadog
16 79 (4.11%) AWS Lambda
17 68 (3.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 65 (3.38%) Amazon S3
19 61 (3.17%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 185 (9.62%) Firewall
2 107 (5.56%) DNS
3 106 (5.51%) VPN
4 80 (4.16%) TCP/IP
5 59 (3.07%) IPv4
6 57 (2.96%) VLAN
7 50 (2.60%) AMQP
8 44 (2.29%) HTTP
9 42 (2.18%) OSPF
10 35 (1.82%) SSL
11 30 (1.56%) Broadband
12 26 (1.35%) DHCP
13 23 (1.20%) Network Security
13 23 (1.20%) SAN
14 21 (1.09%) WAN
15 19 (0.99%) BGP
15 19 (0.99%) Internet
15 19 (0.99%) IPv6
16 18 (0.94%) WebEx
17 17 (0.88%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 284 (14.76%) MySQL
2 219 (11.38%) PostgreSQL
3 127 (6.60%) SQL Server
4 125 (6.50%) Redis
5 101 (5.25%) Big Data
5 101 (5.25%) MongoDB
6 83 (4.31%) Azure SQL Database
6 83 (4.31%) NoSQL
7 78 (4.05%) MariaDB
8 75 (3.90%) Relational Database
9 62 (3.22%) Hadoop
10 53 (2.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 46 (2.39%) Apache Accumulo
12 45 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
13 43 (2.23%) Amazon RDS
14 31 (1.61%) Amazon Athena
15 23 (1.20%) Oracle Database
16 20 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
17 19 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
18 16 (0.83%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 685 (35.60%) Jenkins
2 493 (25.62%) Git (software)
3 229 (11.90%) GitLab
4 145 (7.54%) TeamCity
5 137 (7.12%) Octopus Deploy
6 107 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 104 (5.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 104 (5.41%) JIRA
8 76 (3.95%) Bitbucket
9 60 (3.12%) Subversion
10 59 (3.07%) Travis CI
11 44 (2.29%) Maven
12 43 (2.23%) IBM UrbanCode
13 39 (2.03%) CircleCI
14 37 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
15 35 (1.82%) Gradle
16 29 (1.51%) Selenium
17 27 (1.40%) Vagrant
18 25 (1.30%) Cucumber
19 21 (1.09%) Artifactory
General
1 318 (16.53%) Social Skills
2 248 (12.89%) Finance
3 100 (5.20%) Banking
4 95 (4.94%) Retail
5 78 (4.05%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 70 (3.64%) Law
7 67 (3.48%) Public Sector
8 39 (2.03%) Analytical Skills
9 31 (1.61%) Telecoms
10 27 (1.40%) Marketing
11 21 (1.09%) Automotive
12 19 (0.99%) Presentation Skills
13 16 (0.83%) Documentation Skills
13 16 (0.83%) Games
13 16 (0.83%) Manufacturing
14 15 (0.78%) Advertising
14 15 (0.78%) Wearables
15 12 (0.62%) Russian Language
16 8 (0.42%) Aerospace
16 8 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 866 (45.01%) DevOps Engineer
2 345 (17.93%) AWS Engineer
3 300 (15.59%) AWS DevOps
4 295 (15.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 179 (9.30%) Platform Engineer
6 169 (8.78%) Linux Engineer
7 150 (7.80%) Cloud Engineer
8 146 (7.59%) Azure Engineer
9 141 (7.33%) Senior DevOps
9 141 (7.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 140 (7.28%) Developer
11 121 (6.29%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 115 (5.98%) Architect
13 85 (4.42%) Azure DevOps
14 84 (4.37%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 78 (4.05%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 73 (3.79%) Java Developer
17 71 (3.69%) Site Reliability Engineer
18 70 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
19 64 (3.33%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
2 122 (6.34%) Web Services
3 116 (6.03%) ARM Templates
4 114 (5.93%) REST
5 103 (5.35%) Spring
6 96 (4.99%) Node.js
7 92 (4.78%) Kafka
8 89 (4.63%) Spring Boot
9 87 (4.52%) RabbitMQ
10 78 (4.05%) AngularJS
11 77 (4.00%) .NET
12 57 (2.96%) React
13 56 (2.91%) RESTful
14 44 (2.29%) LAMP
15 35 (1.82%) JSON
16 30 (1.56%) SOAP
17 29 (1.51%) YAML
18 28 (1.46%) LAPP Stack
19 27 (1.40%) Django
20 23 (1.20%) pytest
Miscellaneous
1 229 (11.90%) Public Cloud
2 132 (6.86%) Data Centre
3 90 (4.68%) Cloud Native
4 83 (4.31%) Hybrid Cloud
5 81 (4.21%) Private Cloud
6 78 (4.05%) Linux Command Line
7 70 (3.64%) Enterprise Cloud
8 63 (3.27%) Greenfield Project
9 55 (2.86%) Management Information System
10 38 (1.98%) Algorithms
11 37 (1.92%) Clustering
12 24 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
13 23 (1.20%) PlayStation
13 23 (1.20%) Virtual Team
14 21 (1.09%) Data Structures
15 20 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
16 15 (0.78%) Smartphone
17 14 (0.73%) Replication
18 12 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
18 12 (0.62%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,122 (58.32%) Linux
2 334 (17.36%) Windows
3 245 (12.73%) Unix
4 153 (7.95%) CentOS
5 117 (6.08%) Windows Server
6 113 (5.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 74 (3.85%) Ubuntu
8 52 (2.70%) Mesosphere
9 40 (2.08%) Debian
10 18 (0.94%) Windows Server 2016
11 11 (0.57%) Solaris
12 10 (0.52%) Fedora
13 9 (0.47%) CoreOS
13 9 (0.47%) SUSE
14 8 (0.42%) zOS
15 7 (0.36%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.21%) Amazon Linux
16 4 (0.21%) Windows 10
17 3 (0.16%) AIX
17 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,493 (77.60%) DevOps
2 961 (49.95%) Agile Software Development
3 871 (45.27%) Configuration Management
4 737 (38.31%) Infrastructure as Code
5 404 (21.00%) Continuous Integration
6 355 (18.45%) Scrum
7 316 (16.42%) Deployment Automation
8 300 (15.59%) Problem-Solving
9 276 (14.35%) Open Source
10 245 (12.73%) Microservices
11 243 (12.63%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 208 (10.81%) Software Engineering
13 197 (10.24%) Migration
14 192 (9.98%) Test Automation
15 191 (9.93%) Mentoring
16 161 (8.37%) Load Balancing
17 158 (8.21%) Analytics
18 153 (7.95%) Computer Science
19 116 (6.03%) Continuous Improvement
19 116 (6.03%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1,110 (57.69%) Python
2 675 (35.08%) Bash Shell
3 489 (25.42%) Java
4 388 (20.17%) PowerShell
5 359 (18.66%) Ruby
6 332 (17.26%) Go
7 292 (15.18%) SQL
8 230 (11.95%) JavaScript
9 159 (8.26%) C#
10 140 (7.28%) Shell Script
11 119 (6.19%) Perl
12 118 (6.13%) PHP
13 100 (5.20%) Groovy
14 91 (4.73%) TypeScript
15 50 (2.60%) C
16 46 (2.39%) Java 8
17 36 (1.87%) C++
18 27 (1.40%) Kotlin
19 15 (0.78%) MATLAB
20 11 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 180 (9.36%) Degree
2 153 (7.95%) Security Cleared
3 126 (6.55%) AWS Certification
4 90 (4.68%) SC Cleared
5 53 (2.75%) RHCE
6 24 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (1.14%) RHCSA
8 15 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
8 15 (0.78%) GIAC
9 13 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (0.68%) OCP
9 13 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
10 12 (0.62%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 12 (0.62%) Master's Degree
11 11 (0.57%) CESG Certified Professional
11 11 (0.57%) DV Cleared
12 10 (0.52%) MCSE
13 7 (0.36%) CCNA
13 7 (0.36%) MCSA
14 6 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (3.33%) QA
2 43 (2.23%) SLA
3 18 (0.94%) NIST
4 12 (0.62%) GRC
4 12 (0.62%) IASME
4 12 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 11 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.21%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.21%) GDPR
7 3 (0.16%) NCSC
8 2 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.10%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.052%) COBIT
9 1 (0.052%) SOC 2
System Software
1 1,070 (55.61%) Docker
2 189 (9.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 103 (5.35%) Active Directory
4 41 (2.13%) vSphere
5 38 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
6 33 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
7 28 (1.46%) iptables
7 28 (1.46%) KVM
8 25 (1.30%) Hyper-V
9 22 (1.14%) NFS
10 15 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
11 14 (0.73%) XenApp
11 14 (0.73%) XenDesktop
12 11 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 11 (0.57%) Ceph
13 10 (0.52%) Postfix
14 7 (0.36%) Samba
15 6 (0.31%) LXC
16 5 (0.26%) Xen
17 3 (0.16%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1,246 (64.76%) Terraform
2 1,206 (62.68%) Ansible
3 1,178 (61.23%) Opscode Chef
4 1,164 (60.50%) Kubernetes
5 205 (10.65%) Prometheus
6 160 (8.32%) Grafana
7 104 (5.41%) Salt
8 82 (4.26%) Docker Swarm
9 76 (3.95%) Nagios
10 69 (3.59%) Packer
11 67 (3.48%) Kibana
12 62 (3.22%) Consul
13 45 (2.34%) SCCM
14 43 (2.23%) Automic
14 43 (2.23%) ZABBIX
15 42 (2.18%) logstash
16 40 (2.08%) CFEngine
17 37 (1.92%) HAProxy
18 31 (1.61%) Graphite
18 31 (1.61%) Icinga
Vendors
1 272 (14.14%) VMware
2 202 (10.50%) Red Hat
3 198 (10.29%) Google
4 192 (9.98%) Microsoft
5 189 (9.82%) SaltStack
6 163 (8.47%) Oracle
7 94 (4.89%) Splunk
8 66 (3.43%) Cisco
9 65 (3.38%) New Relic
10 33 (1.72%) IBM
11 32 (1.66%) F5
11 32 (1.66%) NetApp
12 30 (1.56%) ServiceNow
13 29 (1.51%) LexisNexis
14 28 (1.46%) HP
15 25 (1.30%) Dynatrace
16 20 (1.04%) SAP
17 19 (0.99%) SolarWinds
18 16 (0.83%) AppDynamics
18 16 (0.83%) Dell