Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Puppet
UK
6 months to
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 163 204 156
Rank change year-on-year +41 -48 -19
Permanent jobs citing Puppet 1,712 1,805 3,463
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.03% 1.66% 2.33%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.49% 12.51% 19.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,355 1,420 2,672
10th Percentile £38,750 £42,500 £40,000
25th Percentile £48,750 £51,250 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
75th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,000 £96,250 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% +3.60% +5.71%

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 13,706 14,434 17,815
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.27% 13.29% 12.00%
Number of salaries quoted 10,938 11,430 13,978
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,102 £32,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £76,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 April 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 21 April 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 +39 1,580 £62,500 -3.85% 287
UK excluding London +50 932 £60,000 +4.35% 169
London +26 693 £74,750 -0.33% 126
Work from Home +60 406 £55,000 -4.35% 63
North of England +26 345 £60,000 +9.09% 47
Yorkshire +33 201 £60,000 +9.09% 23
South West +65 188 £52,500 -4.55% 25
South East +12 166 £60,000 -7.69% 39
Midlands +65 130 £60,000 +4.35% 22
North West +28 127 £59,500 +8.18% 19
West Midlands +59 92 £62,500 +11.11% 15
Scotland +25 58 £47,500 -13.64% 7
East of England +49 38 £65,000 +13.04% 26
East Midlands +6 37 £47,500 -19.15% 7
North East +3 18 £40,000 -15.34% 5
Wales +26 15 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Northern Ireland -9 6 £52,500 +69.35% 1

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 1,274 (74.42%) DevOps
2 1,137 (66.41%) Ansible
3 1,093 (63.84%) Linux
4 1,056 (61.68%) AWS
5 1,005 (58.70%) Docker
6 992 (57.94%) Terraform
7 924 (53.97%) Opscode Chef
8 920 (53.74%) Kubernetes
9 873 (50.99%) Python
10 842 (49.18%) Agile Software Development
11 711 (41.53%) Configuration Management
12 683 (39.89%) Azure
13 604 (35.28%) Jenkins
14 567 (33.12%) Infrastructure as Code
15 455 (26.58%) Bash Shell
16 444 (25.93%) Git (software)
17 397 (23.19%) Continuous Integration
18 396 (23.13%) PowerShell
19 392 (22.90%) Windows
20 353 (20.62%) AWS CloudFormation
21 325 (18.98%) Java
22 317 (18.52%) Deployment Automation
23 314 (18.34%) Microsoft
24 290 (16.94%) Scrum
25 269 (15.71%) VMware
25 269 (15.71%) Go
26 264 (15.42%) Ruby
27 255 (14.89%) GCP
28 240 (14.02%) Problem-Solving
29 227 (13.26%) SQL

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
1 114 (6.66%) Confluence
2 75 (4.38%) IIS
3 66 (3.86%) Apache
4 63 (3.68%) Tomcat
5 56 (3.27%) Elasticsearch
6 50 (2.92%) OpenStack
7 47 (2.75%) nginx
8 29 (1.69%) Apache Spark
8 29 (1.69%) JBoss
9 26 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 23 (1.34%) WebLogic
11 15 (0.88%) WebSphere
12 13 (0.76%) ejabberd
13 9 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
14 7 (0.41%) CloudStack
14 7 (0.41%) Drupal
15 6 (0.35%) Camunda
15 6 (0.35%) Skype for Business
16 5 (0.29%) Apache Pulsar
16 5 (0.29%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 9 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
2 11 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.35%) Sentinel
4 4 (0.23%) Elite 3E
4 4 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.058%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1,056 (61.68%) AWS
2 683 (39.89%) Azure
3 353 (20.62%) AWS CloudFormation
4 255 (14.89%) GCP
5 150 (8.76%) GitHub
6 142 (8.29%) IaaS
7 137 (8.00%) PaaS
8 128 (7.48%) Pulumi
9 120 (7.01%) Amazon EKS
10 114 (6.66%) SaaS
11 82 (4.79%) Serverless
12 78 (4.56%) Amazon ECS
12 78 (4.56%) Datadog
13 69 (4.03%) Amazon EC2
14 60 (3.50%) OpenShift
15 59 (3.45%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 41 (2.39%) Amazon S3
17 38 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
18 35 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
19 32 (1.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 166 (9.70%) Firewall
2 114 (6.66%) VPN
3 107 (6.25%) DNS
4 77 (4.50%) IPv4
5 75 (4.38%) TCP/IP
5 75 (4.38%) VLAN
6 68 (3.97%) OSPF
7 54 (3.15%) Internet
8 43 (2.51%) LAN
9 42 (2.45%) HTTP
10 37 (2.16%) DHCP
11 32 (1.87%) SSL
12 30 (1.75%) BGP
12 30 (1.75%) NAS
12 30 (1.75%) SAN
13 29 (1.69%) WAN
14 27 (1.58%) SNMP
15 25 (1.46%) Network Security
16 21 (1.23%) BIG-IP
17 18 (1.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (9.46%) PostgreSQL
2 144 (8.41%) MySQL
3 123 (7.18%) SQL Server
4 120 (7.01%) MongoDB
5 84 (4.91%) Big Data
6 74 (4.32%) MariaDB
7 72 (4.21%) Redis
8 69 (4.03%) Azure SQL Database
9 60 (3.50%) NoSQL
10 48 (2.80%) Hadoop
11 32 (1.87%) Relational Database
12 30 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
13 26 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
14 21 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
15 20 (1.17%) Oracle Database
16 18 (1.05%) HBase
17 17 (0.99%) Data Lake
18 14 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
18 14 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
18 14 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 604 (35.28%) Jenkins
2 444 (25.93%) Git (software)
3 160 (9.35%) GitLab
4 157 (9.17%) JIRA
5 154 (9.00%) TeamCity
6 120 (7.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 101 (5.90%) Octopus Deploy
8 78 (4.56%) Subversion
9 73 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
10 61 (3.56%) Travis CI
11 60 (3.50%) Bitbucket
12 53 (3.10%) Artifactory
12 53 (3.10%) CircleCI
12 53 (3.10%) Selenium
13 50 (2.92%) Maven
14 34 (1.99%) Gradle
15 31 (1.81%) Cucumber
16 26 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
17 24 (1.40%) Vagrant
18 18 (1.05%) SonarQube
General
1 202 (11.80%) Finance
2 68 (3.97%) Public Sector
3 51 (2.98%) Banking
4 39 (2.28%) Law
4 39 (2.28%) Marketing
5 38 (2.22%) Telecoms
6 25 (1.46%) Games
7 23 (1.34%) Electronics
8 22 (1.29%) Manufacturing
9 18 (1.05%) Legal
10 15 (0.88%) Retail
11 14 (0.82%) Investment Banking
12 10 (0.58%) Advertising
13 9 (0.53%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.23%) Front Office
15 4 (0.23%) Publishing
15 4 (0.23%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.18%) Russian Language
17 2 (0.12%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 841 (49.12%) DevOps Engineer
2 359 (20.97%) AWS Engineer
3 314 (18.34%) AWS DevOps
4 307 (17.93%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 157 (9.17%) Platform Engineer
6 139 (8.12%) Azure Engineer
7 116 (6.78%) Senior DevOps
8 110 (6.43%) Cloud Engineer
9 107 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 105 (6.13%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 105 (6.13%) Linux Engineer
11 103 (6.02%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 91 (5.32%) Developer
13 77 (4.50%) Azure DevOps
14 72 (4.21%) Architect
15 71 (4.15%) Administrator
16 60 (3.50%) Systems Administrator
17 57 (3.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
18 56 (3.27%) Systems Engineer
19 54 (3.15%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (11.86%) Web Services
2 105 (6.13%) Elastic Stack
3 82 (4.79%) Node.js
4 69 (4.03%) .NET
5 65 (3.80%) REST
6 60 (3.50%) Kafka
7 41 (2.39%) Spring
8 36 (2.10%) HTML
8 36 (2.10%) SOAP
9 35 (2.04%) React
10 34 (1.99%) CSS
11 33 (1.93%) RESTful
12 29 (1.69%) Django
13 28 (1.64%) Spring Boot
14 27 (1.58%) AngularJS
15 26 (1.52%) Pandas
15 26 (1.52%) XML
16 23 (1.34%) Hibernate
17 22 (1.29%) LAMP
18 21 (1.23%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 164 (9.58%) Public Cloud
2 85 (4.96%) Data Centre
3 77 (4.50%) Linux Command Line
4 64 (3.74%) Enterprise Cloud
5 59 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
6 58 (3.39%) Cloud Native
7 51 (2.98%) Analytical Skills
8 49 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
9 46 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
10 45 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
11 37 (2.16%) Private Cloud
12 32 (1.87%) Virtual Team
13 22 (1.29%) Equities
13 22 (1.29%) Management Information System
14 19 (1.11%) Social Network
15 16 (0.93%) Data Structures
16 15 (0.88%) Organisational Skills
17 14 (0.82%) Algorithms
18 12 (0.70%) Replication
19 9 (0.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1,093 (63.84%) Linux
2 392 (22.90%) Windows
3 215 (12.56%) CentOS
4 209 (12.21%) Unix
5 171 (9.99%) Windows Server
6 145 (8.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 131 (7.65%) Ubuntu
8 48 (2.80%) Windows Server 2016
9 41 (2.39%) Debian
10 17 (0.99%) AIX
11 12 (0.70%) Windows 10
12 11 (0.64%) Solaris
13 9 (0.53%) CoreOS
14 8 (0.47%) zOS
15 6 (0.35%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.29%) Fedora
16 5 (0.29%) SUSE
17 4 (0.23%) Android
17 4 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
18 3 (0.18%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,274 (74.42%) DevOps
2 842 (49.18%) Agile Software Development
3 711 (41.53%) Configuration Management
4 567 (33.12%) Infrastructure as Code
5 397 (23.19%) Continuous Integration
6 317 (18.52%) Deployment Automation
7 290 (16.94%) Scrum
8 240 (14.02%) Problem-Solving
9 214 (12.50%) Migration
10 197 (11.51%) Continuous Delivery
11 195 (11.39%) Microservices
12 194 (11.33%) Open Source
13 179 (10.46%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 167 (9.75%) Test Automation
15 162 (9.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 159 (9.29%) SDLC
17 138 (8.06%) DevSecOps
18 135 (7.89%) Task Automation
19 133 (7.77%) Machine Learning
20 132 (7.71%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 873 (50.99%) Python
2 455 (26.58%) Bash Shell
3 396 (23.13%) PowerShell
4 325 (18.98%) Java
5 269 (15.71%) Go
6 264 (15.42%) Ruby
7 227 (13.26%) SQL
8 168 (9.81%) C#
9 148 (8.64%) JavaScript
10 123 (7.18%) Perl
11 96 (5.61%) PHP
12 88 (5.14%) Shell Script
13 58 (3.39%) Groovy
13 58 (3.39%) TypeScript
14 52 (3.04%) C
15 28 (1.64%) C++
16 25 (1.46%) Scala
17 9 (0.53%) Clojure
18 8 (0.47%) Java 8
19 7 (0.41%) Jython
Qualifications
1 176 (10.28%) Security Cleared
2 134 (7.83%) Degree
3 125 (7.30%) SC Cleared
4 122 (7.13%) AWS Certification
5 54 (3.15%) RHCE
6 39 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
7 37 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 26 (1.52%) GIAC
9 18 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (0.93%) MCSE
10 16 (0.93%) RHCSA
11 15 (0.88%) DV Cleared
12 14 (0.82%) ISEB
12 14 (0.82%) ISTQB
13 13 (0.76%) MCSA
14 11 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 10 (0.58%) CCNP
15 10 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 9 (0.53%) CCNA
17 8 (0.47%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.04%) QA
2 17 (0.99%) SLA
3 15 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.82%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.53%) NIST
6 8 (0.47%) GDPR
6 8 (0.47%) SOC 2
7 4 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.23%) EMIR
7 4 (0.23%) GRC
7 4 (0.23%) MiFID
8 2 (0.12%) COBIT
9 1 (0.058%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.058%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.058%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.058%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,005 (58.70%) Docker
2 208 (12.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 111 (6.48%) Active Directory
4 72 (4.21%) VMware ESXi
5 45 (2.63%) KVM
6 40 (2.34%) Hyper-V
7 29 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
8 22 (1.29%) iptables
9 21 (1.23%) Postfix
10 14 (0.82%) NFS
10 14 (0.82%) QEMU
11 13 (0.76%) HDFS
11 13 (0.76%) Kamailio
12 9 (0.53%) Xen
13 6 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (0.35%) VirtualBox
14 5 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 5 (0.29%) Ceph
14 5 (0.29%) Samba
14 5 (0.29%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 1,137 (66.41%) Ansible
2 992 (57.94%) Terraform
3 924 (53.97%) Opscode Chef
4 920 (53.74%) Kubernetes
5 171 (9.99%) Prometheus
6 140 (8.18%) Grafana
7 67 (3.91%) Docker Swarm
8 66 (3.86%) Packer
9 63 (3.68%) Salt
10 62 (3.62%) Nagios
11 53 (3.10%) ZABBIX
12 48 (2.80%) Rancher
13 45 (2.63%) Consul
14 44 (2.57%) CFEngine
14 44 (2.57%) Graphite
15 40 (2.34%) Istio
16 27 (1.58%) HAProxy
17 20 (1.17%) Opsview
18 19 (1.11%) Demisto
18 19 (1.11%) Icinga
Vendors
1 314 (18.34%) Microsoft
2 269 (15.71%) VMware
3 178 (10.40%) Red Hat
4 142 (8.29%) SaltStack
5 141 (8.24%) Oracle
6 117 (6.83%) Google
7 71 (4.15%) New Relic
7 71 (4.15%) Splunk
8 68 (3.97%) Cisco
9 37 (2.16%) Atlassian
10 33 (1.93%) Dell
10 33 (1.93%) HP
11 28 (1.64%) F5
11 28 (1.64%) Juniper
11 28 (1.64%) SAP
12 27 (1.58%) Veeam
13 24 (1.40%) AppDynamics
14 22 (1.29%) EMC
15 20 (1.17%) Adobe
15 20 (1.17%) Dynatrace