Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Puppet
UK
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 216 150 137
Rank change year-on-year -66 -13 +9
Permanent jobs citing Puppet 1,452 3,397 4,321
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.57% 2.34% 2.48%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.54% 18.97% 24.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,206 2,844 3,532
Median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +5.00%

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 12,586 17,907 17,346
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.65% 12.34% 9.97%
Number of salaries quoted 9,827 13,811 13,694
Median annual salary £61,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.96% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,750 £31,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -57 1,377 £62,500 -2.34% 139
UK excluding London -26 755 £55,000 -4.35% 104
London -96 677 £75,000 +7.14% 42
North of England +55 276 £52,500 -8.70% 48
South East -45 213 £66,250 +10.42% 10
Yorkshire +82 132 £52,500 -8.70% 6
North West +40 122 £55,000 -8.33% 39
Midlands +36 84 £55,000 -4.35% 11
South West -31 80 £57,500 +15.00% 11
Work from Home -81 71 £62,500 -7.41% 16
West Midlands +16 51 £50,000 -9.09% 9
East of England -38 36 £62,500 +13.64% 17
East Midlands +37 33 £57,500 - 2
Scotland -10 31 £57,500 +12.20% 5
North East +1 22 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Wales +3 20 £49,250 +9.44% 2
Northern Ireland +13 16 £30,000 -64.71%

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 1,059 (72.93%) Ansible
2 1,048 (72.18%) DevOps
3 872 (60.06%) AWS
4 818 (56.34%) Python
5 812 (55.92%) Opscode Chef
6 805 (55.44%) Linux
7 765 (52.69%) Docker
8 720 (49.59%) Terraform
9 662 (45.59%) Kubernetes
10 575 (39.60%) Jenkins
11 574 (39.53%) Azure
12 551 (37.95%) Agile Software Development
13 490 (33.75%) Bash Shell
14 467 (32.16%) Configuration Management
15 379 (26.10%) PowerShell
16 376 (25.90%) Git (software)
17 370 (25.48%) Windows
18 366 (25.21%) Java
19 310 (21.35%) Finance
20 302 (20.80%) Continuous Integration
21 271 (18.66%) GCP
22 267 (18.39%) VMware
23 266 (18.32%) Infrastructure as Code
24 257 (17.70%) Ruby
25 248 (17.08%) SQL
26 199 (13.71%) AWS CloudFormation
27 193 (13.29%) VMware Infrastructure
28 190 (13.09%) Microsoft
29 183 (12.60%) Infrastructure Automation
30 181 (12.47%) JavaScript

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 91 (6.27%) Apache
2 70 (4.82%) Elasticsearch
3 61 (4.20%) Tomcat
4 59 (4.06%) Confluence
5 51 (3.51%) Apache Spark
6 50 (3.44%) IIS
7 41 (2.82%) OpenStack
8 34 (2.34%) Cloud Foundry
9 29 (2.00%) nginx
10 22 (1.52%) Apache Solr
11 17 (1.17%) WebSphere
12 12 (0.83%) WebLogic
13 10 (0.69%) SharePoint
14 9 (0.62%) Apache Airflow
15 7 (0.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 6 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 5 (0.34%) Luigi
18 4 (0.28%) JBoss
18 4 (0.28%) MS Exchange
19 3 (0.21%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (0.28%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.069%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 6 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.069%) Magento
3 1 (0.069%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.069%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.069%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 872 (60.06%) AWS
2 574 (39.53%) Azure
3 271 (18.66%) GCP
4 199 (13.71%) AWS CloudFormation
5 115 (7.92%) SaaS
6 110 (7.58%) Serverless
7 104 (7.16%) IaaS
8 100 (6.89%) GitHub
9 99 (6.82%) PaaS
10 98 (6.75%) OpenShift
11 62 (4.27%) Amazon EC2
12 50 (3.44%) Slack
13 49 (3.37%) Amazon ECS
14 46 (3.17%) Office 365
15 45 (3.10%) Amazon S3
16 43 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
17 41 (2.82%) AWS Lambda
18 39 (2.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 21 (1.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 19 (1.31%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 129 (8.88%) Firewall
2 90 (6.20%) TCP/IP
3 77 (5.30%) DNS
4 62 (4.27%) SAN
5 57 (3.93%) VPN
6 42 (2.89%) BGP
6 42 (2.89%) WAN
7 31 (2.13%) DHCP
7 31 (2.13%) Internet
8 30 (2.07%) OSPF
9 28 (1.93%) SSH
10 27 (1.86%) HTTP
11 26 (1.79%) LAN
12 21 (1.45%) SMTP
13 18 (1.24%) Cisco ISE
14 17 (1.17%) DMZ
14 17 (1.17%) VLAN
15 15 (1.03%) NAS
15 15 (1.03%) Network Security
16 14 (0.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (8.33%) Big Data
2 115 (7.92%) NoSQL
3 113 (7.78%) MySQL
4 98 (6.75%) SQL Server
5 62 (4.27%) Hadoop
6 56 (3.86%) MongoDB
7 43 (2.96%) Apache Cassandra
8 36 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
9 31 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
10 29 (2.00%) Relational Database
11 23 (1.58%) Neo4j
12 22 (1.52%) Apache Accumulo
13 20 (1.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 18 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
15 13 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
16 12 (0.83%) Data Lake
16 12 (0.83%) Oracle Database
17 11 (0.76%) Redis
18 10 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
18 10 (0.69%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 575 (39.60%) Jenkins
2 376 (25.90%) Git (software)
3 136 (9.37%) JIRA
4 135 (9.30%) GitLab
5 132 (9.09%) TeamCity
6 97 (6.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 90 (6.20%) Bitbucket
8 82 (5.65%) Octopus Deploy
8 82 (5.65%) Selenium
9 62 (4.27%) Maven
10 56 (3.86%) Vagrant
11 44 (3.03%) Subversion
12 36 (2.48%) Cucumber
12 36 (2.48%) Sonatype Nexus
13 35 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
14 32 (2.20%) Gradle
15 26 (1.79%) GoCD
16 24 (1.65%) CircleCI
17 20 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
17 20 (1.38%) WebDriver
General
1 310 (21.35%) Finance
2 68 (4.68%) Banking
3 34 (2.34%) Games
3 34 (2.34%) Law
4 30 (2.07%) Retail
5 24 (1.65%) Legal
6 23 (1.58%) Public Sector
7 16 (1.10%) Financial Institution
8 15 (1.03%) Automotive
8 15 (1.03%) Marketing
9 11 (0.76%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.69%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.41%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.34%) Advertising
12 5 (0.34%) Publishing
13 4 (0.28%) Billing
14 3 (0.21%) Back Office
14 3 (0.21%) German Language
14 3 (0.21%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 572 (39.39%) DevOps Engineer
2 158 (10.88%) AWS Engineer
3 128 (8.82%) Platform Engineer
4 114 (7.85%) Cloud Engineer
5 110 (7.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 106 (7.30%) Developer
7 104 (7.16%) AWS DevOps
8 98 (6.75%) Architect
9 91 (6.27%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 89 (6.13%) Senior DevOps
11 85 (5.85%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 71 (4.89%) Linux Engineer
13 66 (4.55%) Operations Engineer
14 64 (4.41%) Administrator
15 61 (4.20%) Azure Engineer
16 56 (3.86%) Site Reliability Engineer
17 55 (3.79%) Systems Administrator
18 53 (3.65%) Site Engineer
19 50 (3.44%) Senior Developer
20 42 (2.89%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (8.61%) Web Services
2 116 (7.99%) Elastic Stack
3 96 (6.61%) .NET
4 86 (5.92%) Node.js
5 57 (3.93%) Kafka
6 51 (3.51%) JSON
7 35 (2.41%) LAMP
7 35 (2.41%) REST
8 32 (2.20%) Spring
9 30 (2.07%) ASP.NET
10 25 (1.72%) RabbitMQ
10 25 (1.72%) YAML
11 23 (1.58%) Spring Boot
12 20 (1.38%) Middleware
12 20 (1.38%) Natural Language Processing
13 18 (1.24%) XML
14 16 (1.10%) jQuery
14 16 (1.10%) React
15 15 (1.03%) AngularJS
15 15 (1.03%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 179 (12.33%) Public Cloud
2 83 (5.72%) Data Centre
3 68 (4.68%) Cloud Native
4 48 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (2.89%) Greenfield Project
5 42 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
6 40 (2.75%) Private Cloud
7 27 (1.86%) Hybrid Cloud
8 24 (1.65%) Enterprise Storage
8 24 (1.65%) User Experience
9 18 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (1.10%) Enterprise Cloud
10 16 (1.10%) Virtual Team
11 14 (0.96%) Social Network
12 13 (0.90%) Algorithms
12 13 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
13 12 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 11 (0.76%) Replication
15 10 (0.69%) Mobile App
15 10 (0.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 805 (55.44%) Linux
2 370 (25.48%) Windows
3 145 (9.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 133 (9.16%) Unix
5 123 (8.47%) Windows Server
6 110 (7.58%) CentOS
7 78 (5.37%) Ubuntu
8 29 (2.00%) Solaris
9 27 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (1.72%) Debian
11 17 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (1.17%) Windows Server 2016
12 16 (1.10%) Fedora
12 16 (1.10%) VMS
13 14 (0.96%) AIX
14 10 (0.69%) FreeBSD
15 8 (0.55%) CoreOS
16 7 (0.48%) FreeNAS
17 6 (0.41%) Android
17 6 (0.41%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,048 (72.18%) DevOps
2 551 (37.95%) Agile Software Development
3 467 (32.16%) Configuration Management
4 302 (20.80%) Continuous Integration
5 266 (18.32%) Infrastructure as Code
6 183 (12.60%) Infrastructure Automation
7 175 (12.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 170 (11.71%) Test Automation
9 160 (11.02%) Deployment Automation
10 159 (10.95%) Microservices
11 152 (10.47%) Scrum
12 142 (9.78%) Migration
13 133 (9.16%) Open Source
14 131 (9.02%) Continuous Delivery
15 121 (8.33%) Mentoring
16 119 (8.20%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 115 (7.92%) Computer Science
18 112 (7.71%) SDLC
19 107 (7.37%) High Availability
20 102 (7.02%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 818 (56.34%) Python
2 490 (33.75%) Bash Shell
3 379 (26.10%) PowerShell
4 366 (25.21%) Java
5 257 (17.70%) Ruby
6 248 (17.08%) SQL
7 181 (12.47%) JavaScript
8 159 (10.95%) Go
9 123 (8.47%) C#
10 119 (8.20%) Perl
11 108 (7.44%) Shell Script
12 60 (4.13%) C++
13 53 (3.65%) PHP
14 46 (3.17%) C
15 41 (2.82%) Scala
16 38 (2.62%) Groovy
17 16 (1.10%) Java 8
18 15 (1.03%) PL/SQL
19 12 (0.83%) MATLAB
20 11 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 153 (10.54%) Degree
2 99 (6.82%) Security Cleared
3 70 (4.82%) Computer Science Degree
4 58 (3.99%) SC Cleared
5 55 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
6 51 (3.51%) DV Cleared
7 50 (3.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 44 (3.03%) CCNA
9 42 (2.89%) RHCE
10 41 (2.82%) AWS Certification
11 37 (2.55%) MCSE
12 29 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 22 (1.52%) CISSP
14 17 (1.17%) MCSA
14 17 (1.17%) SANS
15 16 (1.10%) CompTIA Security+
15 16 (1.10%) GIAC
15 16 (1.10%) Linux+ Certification
15 16 (1.10%) Network+ Certification
15 16 (1.10%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.89%) QA
2 20 (1.38%) SLA
3 16 (1.10%) GDPR
4 15 (1.03%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.28%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.14%) FINRA
7 2 (0.14%) NIST
8 1 (0.069%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.069%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 765 (52.69%) Docker
2 193 (13.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (6.06%) Active Directory
4 61 (4.20%) Hyper-V
5 44 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
6 40 (2.75%) VirtualBox
7 35 (2.41%) NFS
8 29 (2.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 23 (1.58%) KVM
9 23 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
10 20 (1.38%) Xen
11 17 (1.17%) Samba
12 12 (0.83%) iptables
12 12 (0.83%) oVirt
13 11 (0.76%) vSphere
13 11 (0.76%) XenApp
13 11 (0.76%) XenDesktop
14 6 (0.41%) Ceph
14 6 (0.41%) RHEV
15 5 (0.34%) LXC
Systems Management
1 1,059 (72.93%) Ansible
2 812 (55.92%) Opscode Chef
3 720 (49.59%) Terraform
4 662 (45.59%) Kubernetes
5 131 (9.02%) Salt
6 100 (6.89%) Packer
7 74 (5.10%) Docker Swarm
8 67 (4.61%) Nagios
9 66 (4.55%) Prometheus
10 64 (4.41%) Grafana
11 54 (3.72%) ZABBIX
12 47 (3.24%) Consul
13 36 (2.48%) Graphite
14 34 (2.34%) SCCM
15 33 (2.27%) Kibana
16 26 (1.79%) Rancher
17 25 (1.72%) Istio
18 20 (1.38%) Tivoli
19 19 (1.31%) Red Hat Satellite
20 18 (1.24%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 267 (18.39%) VMware
2 190 (13.09%) Microsoft
3 159 (10.95%) Red Hat
4 154 (10.61%) Google
5 126 (8.68%) Oracle
6 82 (5.65%) Cisco
7 73 (5.03%) SaltStack
8 54 (3.72%) Splunk
9 46 (3.17%) Atlassian
10 44 (3.03%) IBM
11 39 (2.69%) HP
12 36 (2.48%) F5
13 35 (2.41%) Dell
14 34 (2.34%) Juniper
15 31 (2.13%) NetApp
16 30 (2.07%) Sun
17 28 (1.93%) SolarWinds
18 27 (1.86%) EMC
19 23 (1.58%) CheckPoint
20 19 (1.31%) Citrix