Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Puppet
UK
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 188 160 135
Rank change year-on-year -28 -25 +2
Permanent jobs citing Puppet 1,158 3,212 4,303
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.78% 2.25% 2.52%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.81% 17.39% 24.10%
Number of salaries quoted 968 2,584 3,530
Median annual salary £61,250 £64,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.30% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,825 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.35% +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 9,805 18,474 17,854
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.08% 12.94% 10.45%
Number of salaries quoted 7,849 14,038 14,139
Median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £31,250
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 8 August 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 8 August 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 -29 1,090 £62,500 -3.85% 221
London -44 574 £72,500 +3.57% 111
UK excluding London -4 572 £55,000 -4.35% 119
North of England +106 243 £52,500 -4.55% 36
Yorkshire +97 114 £55,000 - 13
South East -45 114 £60,000 - 22
North West +91 112 £52,500 -16.00% 21
Work from Home -23 98 £57,500 -17.86% 36
South West -8 73 £61,250 +22.50% 25
Midlands +34 55 £52,500 - 18
West Midlands +32 36 £47,500 -13.64% 14
Scotland +7 36 £48,750 -7.14% 5
East of England -17 28 £55,000 - 9
East Midlands +71 19 £55,000 +22.22% 3
North East +12 17 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Northern Ireland +6 12 £30,000 -64.71%
Wales +20 11 £45,000 - 4

For the 6 months to 8 August 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.

1 811 (70.03%) Ansible
2 783 (67.62%) DevOps
3 761 (65.72%) AWS
4 632 (54.58%) Opscode Chef
5 629 (54.32%) Python
6 626 (54.06%) Docker
7 617 (53.28%) Linux
8 614 (53.02%) Terraform
9 533 (46.03%) Kubernetes
10 482 (41.62%) Jenkins
11 468 (40.41%) Azure
12 409 (35.32%) Agile Software Development
13 386 (33.33%) Configuration Management
14 353 (30.48%) Bash Shell
15 316 (27.29%) Git (software)
16 298 (25.73%) PowerShell
17 290 (25.04%) Java
18 273 (23.58%) Windows
19 252 (21.76%) Continuous Integration
20 244 (21.07%) GCP
21 235 (20.29%) Finance
22 200 (17.27%) Infrastructure as Code
23 199 (17.18%) AWS CloudFormation
24 197 (17.01%) VMware
25 193 (16.67%) SQL
26 186 (16.06%) Ruby
27 176 (15.20%) Microservices
28 165 (14.25%) Go
29 150 (12.95%) Deployment Automation
30 137 (11.83%) VMware Infrastructure

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 72 (6.22%) Elasticsearch
2 60 (5.18%) Apache
3 50 (4.32%) IIS
4 46 (3.97%) Confluence
5 34 (2.94%) Tomcat
6 26 (2.25%) Apache Spark
7 20 (1.73%) OpenStack
8 16 (1.38%) nginx
9 12 (1.04%) Skype for Business
9 12 (1.04%) WebLogic
9 12 (1.04%) WebSphere
10 11 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
11 8 (0.69%) Apache Solr
12 7 (0.60%) JBoss
12 7 (0.60%) SharePoint
13 5 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
14 4 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 3 (0.26%) IBM HTTP Server
15 3 (0.26%) Luigi
15 3 (0.26%) WildFly
Applications
1 14 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.04%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.086%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.086%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (0.86%) SAP Hybris
2 6 (0.52%) Sentinel
3 4 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.086%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 761 (65.72%) AWS
2 468 (40.41%) Azure
3 244 (21.07%) GCP
4 199 (17.18%) AWS CloudFormation
5 117 (10.10%) SaaS
6 106 (9.15%) IaaS
7 100 (8.64%) Serverless
8 87 (7.51%) PaaS
9 81 (6.99%) GitHub
10 69 (5.96%) Office 365
11 65 (5.61%) OpenShift
12 58 (5.01%) Amazon EC2
13 57 (4.92%) Slack
14 53 (4.58%) AWS Lambda
15 51 (4.40%) Amazon S3
16 40 (3.45%) Amazon ECS
17 37 (3.20%) Cloud Computing
18 36 (3.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 35 (3.02%) Azure Active Directory
20 34 (2.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 113 (9.76%) Firewall
2 73 (6.30%) DNS
3 67 (5.79%) TCP/IP
4 63 (5.44%) VPN
5 38 (3.28%) SAN
5 38 (3.28%) WAN
6 33 (2.85%) DHCP
7 29 (2.50%) LAN
7 29 (2.50%) Network Security
8 27 (2.33%) BGP
8 27 (2.33%) OSPF
9 19 (1.64%) Internet
10 17 (1.47%) SNMP
10 17 (1.47%) VoIP
10 17 (1.47%) Wireless
11 16 (1.38%) HTTP
11 16 (1.38%) Skype
11 16 (1.38%) VLAN
12 15 (1.30%) SSH
13 14 (1.21%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (8.98%) SQL Server
2 88 (7.60%) MySQL
3 87 (7.51%) NoSQL
4 60 (5.18%) Big Data
5 33 (2.85%) MongoDB
6 32 (2.76%) Apache Cassandra
6 32 (2.76%) Hadoop
6 32 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
7 30 (2.59%) Amazon RDS
8 26 (2.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 20 (1.73%) Redis
9 20 (1.73%) Relational Database
10 17 (1.47%) MariaDB
10 17 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
11 12 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (0.86%) Neo4j
12 10 (0.86%) Oracle Database
12 10 (0.86%) Power BI
13 9 (0.78%) CouchDB
13 9 (0.78%) Flink
Development Applications
1 482 (41.62%) Jenkins
2 316 (27.29%) Git (software)
3 126 (10.88%) GitLab
4 123 (10.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 120 (10.36%) TeamCity
6 111 (9.59%) JIRA
7 70 (6.04%) Octopus Deploy
8 65 (5.61%) Selenium
9 62 (5.35%) Bitbucket
10 50 (4.32%) Maven
11 40 (3.45%) Vagrant
12 33 (2.85%) Cucumber
13 28 (2.42%) Travis CI
14 27 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
15 26 (2.25%) Sonatype Nexus
15 26 (2.25%) Subversion
16 25 (2.16%) GoCD
17 22 (1.90%) Gradle
17 22 (1.90%) SpecFlow
18 17 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 235 (20.29%) Finance
2 65 (5.61%) Law
3 47 (4.06%) Banking
4 42 (3.63%) Public Sector
5 27 (2.33%) Games
6 17 (1.47%) Retail
7 16 (1.38%) Marketing
8 11 (0.95%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.86%) Telecoms
10 9 (0.78%) Advertising
11 6 (0.52%) Electronics
11 6 (0.52%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.52%) Legal
12 5 (0.43%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.35%) Back Office
14 3 (0.26%) Automotive
14 3 (0.26%) Billing
14 3 (0.26%) Publishing
15 2 (0.17%) Local Government
15 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 464 (40.07%) DevOps Engineer
2 159 (13.73%) AWS Engineer
3 109 (9.41%) AWS DevOps
4 107 (9.24%) Platform Engineer
5 97 (8.38%) Developer
6 96 (8.29%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 87 (7.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 84 (7.25%) Cloud Engineer
9 59 (5.09%) Administrator
10 58 (5.01%) Senior DevOps
11 57 (4.92%) Linux Engineer
12 52 (4.49%) Site Reliability Engineer
13 51 (4.40%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 49 (4.23%) Site Engineer
15 48 (4.15%) Architect
15 48 (4.15%) Azure Engineer
16 46 (3.97%) Operations Engineer
17 45 (3.89%) Python Engineer
18 43 (3.71%) Systems Administrator
19 39 (3.37%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (10.71%) Elastic Stack
2 113 (9.76%) Web Services
3 78 (6.74%) Node.js
4 62 (5.35%) .NET
5 30 (2.59%) Spring
6 28 (2.42%) Kafka
7 26 (2.25%) JSON
8 24 (2.07%) XML
9 22 (1.90%) LAMP
9 22 (1.90%) React
9 22 (1.90%) Spring Boot
10 21 (1.81%) REST
10 21 (1.81%) YAML
11 18 (1.55%) AngularJS
11 18 (1.55%) LDAP
12 16 (1.38%) RabbitMQ
13 13 (1.12%) HTML
14 12 (1.04%) J2EE
15 11 (0.95%) CSS
16 10 (0.86%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 124 (10.71%) Public Cloud
2 58 (5.01%) Cloud Native
3 56 (4.84%) Data Centre
4 40 (3.45%) Private Cloud
5 37 (3.20%) Greenfield Project
6 34 (2.94%) User Experience
7 30 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
8 25 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
9 20 (1.73%) Social Network
10 18 (1.55%) Hedge funds
11 17 (1.47%) Algorithms
11 17 (1.47%) Virtual Team
12 15 (1.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 10 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 10 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
14 9 (0.78%) FMCG
15 8 (0.69%) Equities
15 8 (0.69%) Management Information System
16 7 (0.60%) Clustering
16 7 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 617 (53.28%) Linux
2 273 (23.58%) Windows
3 135 (11.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 118 (10.19%) Windows Server
5 111 (9.59%) CentOS
6 104 (8.98%) Unix
7 49 (4.23%) Ubuntu
8 34 (2.94%) Debian
9 30 (2.59%) Solaris
10 22 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (1.64%) AIX
13 15 (1.30%) VMS
14 14 (1.21%) Mesosphere
15 12 (1.04%) Mac OS X
16 10 (0.86%) FreeBSD
17 7 (0.60%) CoreOS
17 7 (0.60%) FreeNAS
17 7 (0.60%) Windows 10
17 7 (0.60%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 783 (67.62%) DevOps
2 409 (35.32%) Agile Software Development
3 386 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 252 (21.76%) Continuous Integration
5 200 (17.27%) Infrastructure as Code
6 176 (15.20%) Microservices
7 150 (12.95%) Deployment Automation
8 133 (11.49%) Infrastructure Automation
8 133 (11.49%) Scrum
9 126 (10.88%) Open Source
10 117 (10.10%) Continuous Delivery
11 110 (9.50%) Fintech
12 107 (9.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 105 (9.07%) Migration
14 103 (8.89%) High Availability
14 103 (8.89%) Test Automation
15 94 (8.12%) Problem-Solving
15 94 (8.12%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 92 (7.94%) Mentoring
17 83 (7.17%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 629 (54.32%) Python
2 353 (30.48%) Bash Shell
3 298 (25.73%) PowerShell
4 290 (25.04%) Java
5 193 (16.67%) SQL
6 186 (16.06%) Ruby
7 165 (14.25%) Go
8 137 (11.83%) JavaScript
9 108 (9.33%) C#
10 90 (7.77%) Shell Script
11 54 (4.66%) Perl
12 46 (3.97%) C++
13 33 (2.85%) PHP
14 26 (2.25%) C
15 20 (1.73%) Groovy
16 19 (1.64%) Scala
17 18 (1.55%) Java 8
18 13 (1.12%) Kotlin
18 13 (1.12%) TypeScript
19 12 (1.04%) Rust
Qualifications
1 107 (9.24%) Degree
2 71 (6.13%) Security Cleared
3 64 (5.53%) AWS Certification
4 53 (4.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 44 (3.80%) SC Cleared
6 39 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 34 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 32 (2.76%) RHCE
9 29 (2.50%) CCNA
10 27 (2.33%) MCSE
11 26 (2.25%) DV Cleared
12 25 (2.16%) MCSA
13 14 (1.21%) CCNP
14 10 (0.86%) RHCSA
15 8 (0.69%) CISSP
16 7 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (0.60%) MCP
17 6 (0.52%) ISTQB
17 6 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.20%) QA
2 34 (2.94%) SLA
3 15 (1.30%) GDPR
4 7 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.17%) FINRA
7 1 (0.086%) NIST
7 1 (0.086%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 626 (54.06%) Docker
2 137 (11.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (8.55%) Active Directory
4 68 (5.87%) Hyper-V
5 21 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (1.64%) VirtualBox
7 14 (1.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 14 (1.21%) NFS
8 13 (1.12%) KVM
8 13 (1.12%) vSphere
9 5 (0.43%) iptables
9 5 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.43%) Xen
10 4 (0.35%) Samba
10 4 (0.35%) XenApp
10 4 (0.35%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.26%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.17%) LXC
12 2 (0.17%) oVirt
12 2 (0.17%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 811 (70.03%) Ansible
2 632 (54.58%) Opscode Chef
3 614 (53.02%) Terraform
4 533 (46.03%) Kubernetes
5 88 (7.60%) Prometheus
6 76 (6.56%) Grafana
7 70 (6.04%) Packer
8 57 (4.92%) Salt
9 51 (4.40%) Graphite
10 46 (3.97%) Consul
11 44 (3.80%) Nagios
12 41 (3.54%) SCCM
13 39 (3.37%) Docker Swarm
14 38 (3.28%) Kibana
15 29 (2.50%) ZABBIX
16 28 (2.42%) logstash
17 27 (2.33%) SCVMM
18 26 (2.25%) Istio
19 24 (2.07%) Red Hat Satellite
20 14 (1.21%) Automic
Vendors
1 197 (17.01%) VMware
2 137 (11.83%) Microsoft
3 121 (10.45%) Red Hat
4 106 (9.15%) Google
5 93 (8.03%) Oracle
6 89 (7.69%) Cisco
7 53 (4.58%) Splunk
8 40 (3.45%) HP
9 38 (3.28%) SaltStack
10 29 (2.50%) New Relic
11 28 (2.42%) Juniper
12 27 (2.33%) Dell
13 26 (2.25%) Atlassian
13 26 (2.25%) IBM
14 25 (2.16%) SAP
15 24 (2.07%) F5
16 19 (1.64%) Palo Alto
17 16 (1.38%) NetApp
18 15 (1.30%) Avaya
18 15 (1.30%) CheckPoint