Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Puppet
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 134 183 136
Rank change year-on-year +49 -47 +6
Permanent jobs citing Puppet 1,515 2,435 3,721
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.43% 1.93% 2.46%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.85% 15.14% 21.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1,564 1,902 3,098
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 £38,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £95,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,750 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -6.52% +4.55% +4.76%

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 10,199 16,084 17,185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.38% 12.75% 11.37%
Number of salaries quoted 8,405 12,402 13,611
Median annual salary £60,500 £60,000 £56,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.83% +6.19% +7.62%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,075 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%

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 16 January 2021.

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 16 January 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 +48 1,384 £60,000 -7.69% 283
UK excluding London +73 773 £53,750 -6.52% 167
London +26 685 £70,000 -6.67% 129
Work from Home +85 342 £52,500 -12.50% 36
North of England +79 315 £55,000 - 52
Yorkshire +71 189 £55,000 - 21
South West +52 119 £53,750 +4.37% 29
North West +62 116 £55,000 - 23
South East 0 111 £60,000 -7.69% 24
Midlands +78 98 £60,000 - 25
West Midlands +95 76 £62,500 +8.70% 15
Scotland +50 65 £47,500 -13.64% 10
East of England +51 41 £70,000 +27.27% 20
Wales +47 27 £47,500 -5.00% 3
East Midlands +32 22 £47,500 -20.83% 10
North East +3 10 £40,000 -32.32% 8
Northern Ireland +11 7 £52,500 +64.06% 4

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 1,082 (71.42%) DevOps
2 947 (62.51%) Ansible
3 914 (60.33%) AWS
4 894 (59.01%) Linux
5 872 (57.56%) Terraform
6 823 (54.32%) Opscode Chef
7 818 (53.99%) Docker
8 781 (51.55%) Kubernetes
9 720 (47.52%) Python
10 682 (45.02%) Agile Software Development
11 560 (36.96%) Configuration Management
12 548 (36.17%) Jenkins
13 546 (36.04%) Azure
14 381 (25.15%) Infrastructure as Code
15 374 (24.69%) Git (software)
16 356 (23.50%) Continuous Integration
17 334 (22.05%) AWS CloudFormation
18 307 (20.26%) Java
19 305 (20.13%) Bash Shell
20 299 (19.74%) Windows
21 295 (19.47%) Deployment Automation
22 267 (17.62%) PowerShell
23 250 (16.50%) Finance
24 242 (15.97%) Microsoft
25 232 (15.31%) Go
26 229 (15.12%) Ruby
27 221 (14.59%) Migration
28 215 (14.19%) GCP
29 203 (13.40%) Scrum
30 202 (13.33%) VMware

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 70 (4.62%) Elasticsearch
2 47 (3.10%) OpenStack
3 45 (2.97%) IIS
4 44 (2.90%) Apache
4 44 (2.90%) Tomcat
5 34 (2.24%) Apache Spark
6 32 (2.11%) Confluence
7 24 (1.58%) Skype for Business
8 22 (1.45%) JBoss
9 15 (0.99%) nginx
10 13 (0.86%) WebSphere
11 12 (0.79%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.40%) DNN
12 6 (0.40%) MS Exchange
13 5 (0.33%) Camunda
13 5 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.33%) SharePoint
14 4 (0.26%) Apache Pulsar
14 4 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
15 3 (0.20%) Jupyter
Applications
1 25 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.58%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.066%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 20 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
1 20 (1.32%) SAP Hybris
2 6 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.066%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.066%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 914 (60.33%) AWS
2 546 (36.04%) Azure
3 334 (22.05%) AWS CloudFormation
4 215 (14.19%) GCP
5 114 (7.52%) GitHub
6 110 (7.26%) PaaS
7 108 (7.13%) IaaS
7 108 (7.13%) SaaS
8 93 (6.14%) Amazon EKS
9 91 (6.01%) Pulumi
10 89 (5.87%) Serverless
11 67 (4.42%) Amazon EC2
12 63 (4.16%) Office 365
13 59 (3.89%) Azure Active Directory
14 54 (3.56%) AWS Lambda
15 52 (3.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 50 (3.30%) Amazon ECS
16 50 (3.30%) OpenShift
17 46 (3.04%) Amazon S3
18 44 (2.90%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 119 (7.85%) Firewall
2 118 (7.79%) DNS
3 80 (5.28%) TCP/IP
4 72 (4.75%) VPN
5 54 (3.56%) DHCP
6 46 (3.04%) LAN
6 46 (3.04%) Network Security
7 43 (2.84%) WAN
8 41 (2.71%) OSPF
9 30 (1.98%) MPLS
9 30 (1.98%) Wireless
10 28 (1.85%) BGP
10 28 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
11 27 (1.78%) IPsec
11 27 (1.78%) SAN
12 26 (1.72%) VoIP
13 25 (1.65%) SNMP
14 24 (1.58%) RIP
14 24 (1.58%) TACACS
14 24 (1.58%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (9.04%) PostgreSQL
2 96 (6.34%) MySQL
3 84 (5.54%) MongoDB
4 82 (5.41%) SQL Server
5 55 (3.63%) Redis
6 54 (3.56%) NoSQL
7 51 (3.37%) Cosmos DB
8 50 (3.30%) Big Data
9 44 (2.90%) Azure SQL Database
10 38 (2.51%) MariaDB
11 33 (2.18%) Hadoop
12 27 (1.78%) Amazon RDS
13 25 (1.65%) Relational Database
14 19 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
15 17 (1.12%) Data Lake
16 14 (0.92%) Blockchain
17 11 (0.73%) HBase
18 10 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 10 (0.66%) Apache Hive
18 10 (0.66%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 548 (36.17%) Jenkins
2 374 (24.69%) Git (software)
3 133 (8.78%) GitLab
4 110 (7.26%) TeamCity
5 79 (5.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 75 (4.95%) JIRA
7 67 (4.42%) Octopus Deploy
8 63 (4.16%) Selenium
9 62 (4.09%) Team Foundation Server
10 56 (3.70%) Bitbucket
11 45 (2.97%) Maven
12 35 (2.31%) Cucumber
13 34 (2.24%) Travis CI
14 31 (2.05%) Subversion
15 27 (1.78%) CircleCI
16 26 (1.72%) Artifactory
17 23 (1.52%) Protractor
18 22 (1.45%) Sonatype Nexus
18 22 (1.45%) SpecFlow
19 18 (1.19%) Gradle
General
1 250 (16.50%) Finance
2 68 (4.49%) Public Sector
3 51 (3.37%) Law
4 50 (3.30%) Banking
5 35 (2.31%) Telecoms
6 34 (2.24%) Marketing
7 31 (2.05%) Games
8 23 (1.52%) Manufacturing
9 22 (1.45%) Electronics
10 21 (1.39%) Publishing
11 19 (1.25%) Advertising
12 10 (0.66%) Retail
13 8 (0.53%) Legal
14 7 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.40%) Front Office
16 5 (0.33%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.33%) Investment Banking
17 3 (0.20%) Retail Banking
18 2 (0.13%) Aerospace
18 2 (0.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 749 (49.44%) DevOps Engineer
2 334 (22.05%) AWS Engineer
3 303 (20.00%) AWS DevOps
4 298 (19.67%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 136 (8.98%) Linux Engineer
6 130 (8.58%) Platform Engineer
7 126 (8.32%) Azure Engineer
8 106 (7.00%) Developer
9 99 (6.53%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 99 (6.53%) Senior DevOps
10 89 (5.87%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 87 (5.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 67 (4.42%) Cloud Engineer
13 62 (4.09%) Administrator
14 61 (4.03%) Architect
15 59 (3.89%) Azure DevOps
16 54 (3.56%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 53 (3.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
18 51 (3.37%) Python Engineer
19 49 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (8.05%) Web Services
2 94 (6.20%) Node.js
3 77 (5.08%) Elastic Stack
4 74 (4.88%) .NET
5 54 (3.56%) Spring
6 44 (2.90%) Django
7 42 (2.77%) REST
8 41 (2.71%) Kafka
9 34 (2.24%) Pandas
10 32 (2.11%) React
10 32 (2.11%) XML
11 30 (1.98%) JSON
12 28 (1.85%) AngularJS
12 28 (1.85%) Spring Boot
13 26 (1.72%) HTML
14 23 (1.52%) CSS
14 23 (1.52%) SOAP
15 20 (1.32%) JMS
15 20 (1.32%) RabbitMQ
16 19 (1.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 80 (5.28%) Public Cloud
2 78 (5.15%) Data Centre
3 72 (4.75%) Cloud Native
4 63 (4.16%) Greenfield Project
5 50 (3.30%) Enterprise Cloud
6 48 (3.17%) Linux Command Line
7 34 (2.24%) Analytical Skills
8 33 (2.18%) Equities
9 30 (1.98%) Virtual Team
10 28 (1.85%) Management Information System
11 24 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
11 24 (1.58%) Private Cloud
12 23 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
12 23 (1.52%) Social Network
13 18 (1.19%) FMCG
14 17 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
15 12 (0.79%) Algorithms
16 10 (0.66%) Data Structures
16 10 (0.66%) User Experience
17 6 (0.40%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 894 (59.01%) Linux
2 299 (19.74%) Windows
3 196 (12.94%) Unix
4 160 (10.56%) CentOS
5 143 (9.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 112 (7.39%) Windows Server
7 61 (4.03%) Ubuntu
8 25 (1.65%) Mac OS X
9 18 (1.19%) Debian
10 16 (1.06%) CoreOS
10 16 (1.06%) zOS
11 13 (0.86%) AIX
12 12 (0.79%) Solaris
12 12 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (0.73%) Fedora
14 8 (0.53%) Windows 10
15 7 (0.46%) Windows Server 2016
16 6 (0.40%) Mesosphere
17 4 (0.26%) Windows 7
18 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,082 (71.42%) DevOps
2 682 (45.02%) Agile Software Development
3 560 (36.96%) Configuration Management
4 381 (25.15%) Infrastructure as Code
5 356 (23.50%) Continuous Integration
6 295 (19.47%) Deployment Automation
7 221 (14.59%) Migration
8 203 (13.40%) Scrum
9 198 (13.07%) Microservices
10 181 (11.95%) Problem-Solving
11 149 (9.83%) Open Source
12 138 (9.11%) Test Automation
13 118 (7.79%) Continuous Delivery
14 114 (7.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 112 (7.39%) Infrastructure Automation
16 108 (7.13%) Fintech
17 105 (6.93%) Continuous Improvement
18 103 (6.80%) Site Reliability Engineering
19 96 (6.34%) Software Engineering
20 90 (5.94%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 720 (47.52%) Python
2 307 (20.26%) Java
3 305 (20.13%) Bash Shell
4 267 (17.62%) PowerShell
5 232 (15.31%) Go
6 229 (15.12%) Ruby
7 190 (12.54%) SQL
8 170 (11.22%) C#
9 139 (9.17%) JavaScript
10 91 (6.01%) Shell Script
11 76 (5.02%) Perl
12 59 (3.89%) PHP
13 43 (2.84%) Groovy
14 40 (2.64%) TypeScript
15 33 (2.18%) C
16 32 (2.11%) C++
17 27 (1.78%) Scala
18 22 (1.45%) PL/SQL
19 16 (1.06%) Java 8
19 16 (1.06%) R
Qualifications
1 100 (6.60%) Security Cleared
2 95 (6.27%) AWS Certification
3 86 (5.68%) Degree
4 74 (4.88%) SC Cleared
5 41 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (2.31%) RHCE
7 33 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 32 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
9 26 (1.72%) CCNA
10 18 (1.19%) CCNP
11 17 (1.12%) ISTQB
12 16 (1.06%) ISEB
12 16 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 12 (0.79%) Master's Degree
13 12 (0.79%) MCSE
13 12 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 10 (0.66%) MCSA
16 7 (0.46%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.57%) QA
2 11 (0.73%) GDPR
2 11 (0.73%) SLA
3 10 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (0.33%) EMIR
5 5 (0.33%) MiFID
6 2 (0.13%) NIST
7 1 (0.066%) FINRA
7 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.066%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.066%) WCAG
System Software
1 818 (53.99%) Docker
2 136 (8.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 109 (7.19%) Active Directory
4 35 (2.31%) Hyper-V
5 31 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
6 21 (1.39%) vSphere
7 19 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (1.25%) XenApp
7 19 (1.25%) XenDesktop
8 13 (0.86%) KVM
9 10 (0.66%) RHEV
10 8 (0.53%) HDFS
10 8 (0.53%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 8 (0.53%) VirtualBox
11 7 (0.46%) oVirt
11 7 (0.46%) Xen
12 6 (0.40%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 6 (0.40%) NFS
13 5 (0.33%) DFS Replication
14 4 (0.26%) LXC
Systems Management
1 947 (62.51%) Ansible
2 872 (57.56%) Terraform
3 823 (54.32%) Opscode Chef
4 781 (51.55%) Kubernetes
5 125 (8.25%) Prometheus
6 106 (7.00%) Grafana
7 73 (4.82%) Nagios
8 44 (2.90%) Istio
8 44 (2.90%) Salt
9 33 (2.18%) Graphite
10 31 (2.05%) Packer
11 27 (1.78%) Rancher
12 24 (1.58%) Fortio
12 24 (1.58%) Kiali
13 20 (1.32%) ZABBIX
14 19 (1.25%) Docker Swarm
14 19 (1.25%) Single Sign-On
15 16 (1.06%) Consul
16 14 (0.92%) Kibana
17 13 (0.86%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 242 (15.97%) Microsoft
2 202 (13.33%) VMware
3 143 (9.44%) Red Hat
4 132 (8.71%) Oracle
5 108 (7.13%) SaltStack
6 89 (5.87%) Google
7 74 (4.88%) Cisco
8 67 (4.42%) New Relic
9 54 (3.56%) Splunk
10 46 (3.04%) SAP
11 29 (1.91%) Adobe
12 25 (1.65%) Citrix
12 25 (1.65%) Riverbed
13 24 (1.58%) Avaya
13 24 (1.58%) Palo Alto
14 21 (1.39%) Dynatrace
15 20 (1.32%) hybris
15 20 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
16 18 (1.19%) Dell
17 16 (1.06%) HP