Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Puppet
UK
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 202 205 164
Rank change year-on-year +3 -41 -28
Permanent jobs citing Puppet 1,957 1,213 3,291
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.74% 1.72% 2.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.08% 11.58% 17.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,374 946 2,466
10th Percentile £38,750 £42,500 £40,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% - +4.17%
75th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £96,875 £90,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +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 19,408 10,473 18,865
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.24% 14.81% 12.99%
Number of salaries quoted 12,953 8,568 14,555
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £59,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +0.84% +8.18%
75th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +4 1,818 £65,000 +4.00% 262
UK excluding London +16 1,047 £60,000 +9.09% 133
London -32 807 £80,000 +6.67% 138
Work from Home -21 457 £62,500 +8.70% 57
North of England +13 446 £60,000 +14.29% 53
Yorkshire +18 228 £60,000 +20.00% 24
South East -22 193 £67,500 +12.50% 26
South West +23 187 £57,500 -8.00% 17
North West +4 180 £60,000 +14.29% 23
Midlands -5 132 £60,000 +20.00% 17
West Midlands -11 95 £62,500 +31.58% 13
Scotland -47 46 £62,000 +5.53% 6
North East +3 39 £47,500 -5.00% 6
East Midlands -32 36 £57,500 +4.55% 4
East of England -17 35 £57,500 +4.55% 9
Wales -28 9 £45,000 -3.74% 3
Northern Ireland -44 1 £55,000 +83.33% 2

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 1,483 (75.78%) DevOps
2 1,317 (67.30%) Ansible
3 1,310 (66.94%) AWS
4 1,201 (61.37%) Terraform
5 1,195 (61.06%) Linux
6 1,152 (58.87%) Docker
7 1,149 (58.71%) Kubernetes
8 1,103 (56.36%) Python
9 1,093 (55.85%) Opscode Chef
10 980 (50.08%) Agile Software Development
11 878 (44.86%) Configuration Management
12 849 (43.38%) Azure
13 721 (36.84%) Infrastructure as Code
14 682 (34.85%) Jenkins
15 666 (34.03%) Bash Shell
16 513 (26.21%) Git (software)
17 476 (24.32%) Java
18 450 (22.99%) PowerShell
19 412 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
20 404 (20.64%) AWS CloudFormation
21 378 (19.32%) GCP
22 369 (18.86%) Windows
23 350 (17.88%) Scrum
24 346 (17.68%) Social Skills
25 330 (16.86%) Ruby
25 330 (16.86%) Go
26 302 (15.43%) VMware
27 301 (15.38%) Deployment Automation
28 297 (15.18%) Problem-Solving
29 284 (14.51%) Site Reliability Engineering

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
1 128 (6.54%) Confluence
2 116 (5.93%) Elasticsearch
3 93 (4.75%) Apache
4 83 (4.24%) IIS
5 70 (3.58%) Tomcat
6 61 (3.12%) nginx
7 38 (1.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 30 (1.53%) OpenStack
9 26 (1.33%) Apache Airflow
10 24 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
11 23 (1.18%) JBoss
12 22 (1.12%) Apache Spark
13 16 (0.82%) Gunicorn
13 16 (0.82%) WebLogic
14 11 (0.56%) ejabberd
14 11 (0.56%) GemFire
15 9 (0.46%) WordPress
16 7 (0.36%) MS Exchange
17 5 (0.26%) OpenEdge
17 5 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.051%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
1 7 (0.36%) Sentinel
2 6 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.20%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.051%) Magento
4 1 (0.051%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1,310 (66.94%) AWS
2 849 (43.38%) Azure
3 404 (20.64%) AWS CloudFormation
4 378 (19.32%) GCP
5 212 (10.83%) PaaS
6 197 (10.07%) SaaS
7 181 (9.25%) IaaS
8 159 (8.12%) GitHub
9 146 (7.46%) Pulumi
10 138 (7.05%) Amazon EKS
11 101 (5.16%) Serverless
12 94 (4.80%) Amazon ECS
13 93 (4.75%) Amazon EC2
14 90 (4.60%) Datadog
15 89 (4.55%) OpenShift
16 72 (3.68%) Cloud Computing
17 67 (3.42%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 46 (2.35%) AWS Lambda
19 45 (2.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 45 (2.30%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 218 (11.14%) Firewall
2 147 (7.51%) VPN
3 124 (6.34%) DNS
4 104 (5.31%) IPv4
5 86 (4.39%) TCP/IP
6 82 (4.19%) VLAN
7 75 (3.83%) OSPF
8 68 (3.47%) HTTP
9 54 (2.76%) Internet
10 45 (2.30%) SSL
11 42 (2.15%) AMQP
12 37 (1.89%) LAN
13 32 (1.64%) Broadband
13 32 (1.64%) DHCP
14 31 (1.58%) SAN
15 30 (1.53%) BGP
16 26 (1.33%) SNMP
17 25 (1.28%) WAN
18 22 (1.12%) NAS
19 20 (1.02%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (12.93%) MySQL
2 203 (10.37%) PostgreSQL
3 129 (6.59%) SQL Server
4 118 (6.03%) MongoDB
4 118 (6.03%) Redis
5 115 (5.88%) Big Data
6 88 (4.50%) MariaDB
7 86 (4.39%) Azure SQL Database
8 79 (4.04%) NoSQL
9 69 (3.53%) Relational Database
10 61 (3.12%) Hadoop
11 43 (2.20%) Apache Cassandra
12 39 (1.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 39 (1.99%) Apache Accumulo
13 30 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
14 29 (1.48%) Amazon RDS
15 19 (0.97%) Oracle Database
16 18 (0.92%) Amazon Athena
17 16 (0.82%) Data Lake
18 12 (0.61%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 682 (34.85%) Jenkins
2 513 (26.21%) Git (software)
3 217 (11.09%) GitLab
4 164 (8.38%) JIRA
5 152 (7.77%) TeamCity
6 139 (7.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 116 (5.93%) Octopus Deploy
8 98 (5.01%) Team Foundation Server
9 89 (4.55%) Subversion
10 73 (3.73%) Bitbucket
11 68 (3.47%) Travis CI
12 50 (2.55%) CircleCI
13 48 (2.45%) Selenium
14 43 (2.20%) Artifactory
15 42 (2.15%) Maven
16 40 (2.04%) Vagrant
17 39 (1.99%) Sonatype Nexus
18 36 (1.84%) Gradle
19 34 (1.74%) Cucumber
20 24 (1.23%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 346 (17.68%) Social Skills
2 212 (10.83%) Finance
3 104 (5.31%) Banking
4 79 (4.04%) Public Sector
5 74 (3.78%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 70 (3.58%) Law
7 68 (3.47%) Retail
8 57 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
9 32 (1.64%) Telecoms
10 28 (1.43%) Marketing
11 23 (1.18%) Games
12 18 (0.92%) Presentation Skills
13 17 (0.87%) Wearables
14 16 (0.82%) Manufacturing
15 15 (0.77%) Advertising
15 15 (0.77%) Russian Language
16 14 (0.72%) Documentation Skills
16 14 (0.72%) Organisational Skills
17 12 (0.61%) Electronics
17 12 (0.61%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 887 (45.32%) DevOps Engineer
2 363 (18.55%) AWS Engineer
3 306 (15.64%) AWS DevOps
4 300 (15.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 192 (9.81%) Platform Engineer
6 169 (8.64%) Senior DevOps
7 166 (8.48%) Linux Engineer
8 158 (8.07%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 142 (7.26%) Cloud Engineer
10 139 (7.10%) Azure Engineer
11 122 (6.23%) Developer
12 111 (5.67%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 102 (5.21%) Architect
14 97 (4.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 84 (4.29%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 82 (4.19%) Azure DevOps
17 77 (3.93%) Linux DevOps Engineer
18 76 (3.88%) Systems Engineer
19 69 (3.53%) Site Reliability Engineer
20 64 (3.27%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (10.02%) Web Services
2 159 (8.12%) Elastic Stack
3 108 (5.52%) REST
4 107 (5.47%) Node.js
5 97 (4.96%) Kafka
6 88 (4.50%) Spring
7 78 (3.99%) Spring Boot
8 72 (3.68%) .NET
9 69 (3.53%) RabbitMQ
10 63 (3.22%) AngularJS
11 54 (2.76%) RESTful
12 44 (2.25%) React
13 35 (1.79%) LAMP
14 33 (1.69%) SOAP
15 25 (1.28%) JSON
15 25 (1.28%) LAPP Stack
16 23 (1.18%) pytest
17 22 (1.12%) LEMP Stack
18 21 (1.07%) Django
18 21 (1.07%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 243 (12.42%) Public Cloud
2 113 (5.77%) Data Centre
3 93 (4.75%) Hybrid Cloud
4 84 (4.29%) Linux Command Line
5 83 (4.24%) Cloud Native
6 65 (3.32%) Enterprise Cloud
7 59 (3.01%) Private Cloud
8 43 (2.20%) Management Information System
9 40 (2.04%) Algorithms
10 38 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
11 33 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
12 29 (1.48%) Data Structures
12 29 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
13 26 (1.33%) Clustering
13 26 (1.33%) Virtual Team
14 19 (0.97%) Replication
15 17 (0.87%) Smartphone
16 15 (0.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 14 (0.72%) PlayStation
18 13 (0.66%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1,195 (61.06%) Linux
2 369 (18.86%) Windows
3 238 (12.16%) Unix
4 220 (11.24%) CentOS
5 166 (8.48%) Windows Server
6 129 (6.59%) Ubuntu
7 120 (6.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 54 (2.76%) Windows Server 2016
9 39 (1.99%) Debian
10 29 (1.48%) Mesosphere
11 13 (0.66%) Windows 10
12 12 (0.61%) Solaris
13 7 (0.36%) AIX
13 7 (0.36%) Fedora
13 7 (0.36%) SUSE
14 6 (0.31%) CoreOS
15 5 (0.26%) zOS
16 4 (0.20%) Android
16 4 (0.20%) FreeBSD
16 4 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,483 (75.78%) DevOps
2 980 (50.08%) Agile Software Development
3 878 (44.86%) Configuration Management
4 721 (36.84%) Infrastructure as Code
5 412 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
6 350 (17.88%) Scrum
7 301 (15.38%) Deployment Automation
8 297 (15.18%) Problem-Solving
9 284 (14.51%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 258 (13.18%) Open Source
11 232 (11.85%) Microservices
12 196 (10.02%) Test Automation
13 192 (9.81%) Software Engineering
14 187 (9.56%) Continuous Delivery
15 185 (9.45%) Migration
16 180 (9.20%) Mentoring
17 172 (8.79%) Data Science
18 169 (8.64%) Computer Science
19 167 (8.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 151 (7.72%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,103 (56.36%) Python
2 666 (34.03%) Bash Shell
3 476 (24.32%) Java
4 450 (22.99%) PowerShell
5 330 (16.86%) Go
5 330 (16.86%) Ruby
6 273 (13.95%) SQL
7 204 (10.42%) JavaScript
8 166 (8.48%) C#
9 133 (6.80%) Perl
10 129 (6.59%) Shell Script
11 127 (6.49%) PHP
12 96 (4.91%) Groovy
13 71 (3.63%) TypeScript
14 52 (2.66%) C
15 42 (2.15%) Java 8
16 36 (1.84%) C++
17 27 (1.38%) Kotlin
18 17 (0.87%) MATLAB
19 12 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 185 (9.45%) Degree
1 185 (9.45%) Security Cleared
2 134 (6.85%) AWS Certification
3 99 (5.06%) SC Cleared
4 71 (3.63%) RHCE
5 30 (1.53%) GIAC
5 30 (1.53%) RHCSA
6 27 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
7 19 (0.97%) DV Cleared
7 19 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (0.61%) MCSE
9 12 (0.61%) OCP
9 12 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
10 11 (0.56%) CCNA
10 11 (0.56%) MCSA
11 8 (0.41%) CISSP
11 8 (0.41%) Master's Degree
11 8 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.20%) QA
2 38 (1.94%) SLA
3 19 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.82%) GRC
5 11 (0.56%) NIST
6 10 (0.51%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.31%) SOC 2
8 4 (0.20%) GDPR
9 3 (0.15%) COBIT
10 2 (0.10%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.051%) Accessibility
11 1 (0.051%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.051%) IASME
11 1 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.051%) NCSC
11 1 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,152 (58.87%) Docker
2 239 (12.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 133 (6.80%) Active Directory
4 81 (4.14%) VMware ESXi
5 38 (1.94%) iptables
6 36 (1.84%) KVM
7 34 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
8 25 (1.28%) vSphere
9 24 (1.23%) Hyper-V
9 24 (1.23%) NFS
10 21 (1.07%) Postfix
11 13 (0.66%) Ceph
11 13 (0.66%) QEMU
12 12 (0.61%) Xen
13 11 (0.56%) Kamailio
13 11 (0.56%) XenApp
13 11 (0.56%) XenDesktop
14 10 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 10 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
15 7 (0.36%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1,317 (67.30%) Ansible
2 1,201 (61.37%) Terraform
3 1,149 (58.71%) Kubernetes
4 1,093 (55.85%) Opscode Chef
5 204 (10.42%) Prometheus
6 170 (8.69%) Grafana
7 106 (5.42%) Docker Swarm
8 94 (4.80%) Packer
9 90 (4.60%) Salt
10 75 (3.83%) Consul
11 72 (3.68%) Nagios
11 72 (3.68%) ZABBIX
12 54 (2.76%) CFEngine
13 48 (2.45%) Graphite
14 47 (2.40%) Kibana
15 39 (1.99%) HAProxy
16 34 (1.74%) SCCM
17 30 (1.53%) Icinga
18 28 (1.43%) Istio
18 28 (1.43%) logstash
Vendors
1 302 (15.43%) VMware
2 278 (14.21%) Microsoft
3 211 (10.78%) Red Hat
4 176 (8.99%) Oracle
5 166 (8.48%) Google
6 145 (7.41%) SaltStack
7 88 (4.50%) Splunk
8 78 (3.99%) New Relic
9 55 (2.81%) Cisco
10 41 (2.10%) F5
11 39 (1.99%) Atlassian
11 39 (1.99%) HP
12 34 (1.74%) Dell
13 29 (1.48%) AppDynamics
13 29 (1.48%) IBM
14 27 (1.38%) Dynatrace
15 25 (1.28%) Veeam
16 24 (1.23%) NetApp
17 23 (1.18%) EMC
18 22 (1.12%) ServiceNow