Period
to 8 December 2019

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 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Puppet
UK
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 168 135 142
Rank change year-on-year -33 +7 -8
Permanent jobs citing Puppet 2,690 4,011 4,463
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.02% 2.52% 2.48%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.85% 22.63% 27.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,970 3,089 3,633
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +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 16,971 17,724 16,225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.77% 11.15% 9.02%
Number of salaries quoted 12,950 13,979 13,294
UK median annual salary £58,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.36% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Puppet as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Puppet in the UK

Puppet
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Puppet.

Salary trend for Puppet in the UK

Puppet
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Puppet over the 6 months to 8 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Puppet in the UK

Puppet
Top 16 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 December 2019. 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 -31 2,528 £65,000 +8.33% 355
London -11 1,447 £75,000 +7.14% 166
UK excluding London -57 1,167 £57,500 +4.55% 216
South East -23 344 £65,000 +18.18% 44
North of England -64 314 £55,000 +3.92% 67
South West -21 161 £52,000 +15.56% 22
North West -59 154 £60,000 +9.09% 35
Yorkshire -61 133 £55,000 +4.34% 27
East of England -7 112 £52,500 -12.50% 26
Midlands -21 112 £60,000 +13.21% 28
Scotland -38 91 £55,000 +10.00% 20
East Midlands +27 55 £60,000 +4.35% 9
West Midlands -45 54 £57,500 +8.49% 19
North East -21 27 £54,000 -1.82% 5
Wales -1 24 £50,000 -14.89% 7
Northern Ireland +5 13 £32,000 -48.80% 2

For the 6 months to 8 December 2019, 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 1,953 (72.60%) DevOps
2 1,898 (70.56%) Ansible
3 1,675 (62.27%) Linux
4 1,609 (59.81%) AWS
5 1,594 (59.26%) Opscode Chef
6 1,534 (57.03%) Docker
7 1,469 (54.61%) Python
8 1,199 (44.57%) Jenkins
9 1,185 (44.05%) Kubernetes
10 1,174 (43.64%) Terraform
11 1,018 (37.84%) Azure
12 929 (34.54%) Configuration Management
13 902 (33.53%) Agile Software Development
14 880 (32.71%) Bash Shell
15 768 (28.55%) Java
16 654 (24.31%) Windows
17 631 (23.46%) Continuous Integration
18 628 (23.35%) GCP
19 614 (22.83%) Git (software)
20 608 (22.60%) Ruby
21 566 (21.04%) PowerShell
22 532 (19.78%) Infrastructure as Code
23 447 (16.62%) Finance
24 386 (14.35%) AWS CloudFormation
25 365 (13.57%) Open Source
26 363 (13.49%) Go
27 353 (13.12%) Google
28 342 (12.71%) SQL
28 342 (12.71%) Test Automation
29 326 (12.12%) 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
1 140 (5.20%) Elasticsearch
2 127 (4.72%) Tomcat
3 118 (4.39%) IIS
4 116 (4.31%) Confluence
5 104 (3.87%) Apache
6 100 (3.72%) nginx
7 99 (3.68%) OpenStack
8 56 (2.08%) JBoss
9 53 (1.97%) Apache Spark
10 46 (1.71%) WebSphere
11 42 (1.56%) MS Exchange
12 36 (1.34%) Cloud Foundry
13 34 (1.26%) WebLogic
14 20 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 20 (0.74%) CMS
15 19 (0.71%) Headless CMS
16 18 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 18 (0.67%) SharePoint
17 16 (0.59%) Apache Solr
18 15 (0.56%) Apache TomEE
Applications
1 9 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.22%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.074%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.037%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 27 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.89%) Payment Gateway
3 11 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.074%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.037%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.037%) Magento
5 1 (0.037%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.037%) Revive Adserver
Cloud Services
1 1,609 (59.81%) AWS
2 1,018 (37.84%) Azure
3 628 (23.35%) GCP
4 386 (14.35%) AWS CloudFormation
5 251 (9.33%) SaaS
6 212 (7.88%) PaaS
7 189 (7.03%) IaaS
8 164 (6.10%) GitHub
9 142 (5.28%) Serverless
10 138 (5.13%) OpenShift
11 117 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
12 103 (3.83%) Amazon S3
13 94 (3.49%) Amazon ECS
14 93 (3.46%) Cloud Computing
15 86 (3.20%) AWS Lambda
16 70 (2.60%) Slack
17 65 (2.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 53 (1.97%) CloudBees
19 49 (1.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 45 (1.67%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 281 (10.45%) Firewall
2 279 (10.37%) TCP/IP
3 233 (8.66%) DNS
4 112 (4.16%) VPN
5 80 (2.97%) WAN
6 71 (2.64%) HTTP
7 70 (2.60%) DHCP
8 64 (2.38%) LAN
9 63 (2.34%) SSL
10 61 (2.27%) BGP
10 61 (2.27%) Internet
10 61 (2.27%) SMTP
11 57 (2.12%) SAN
12 40 (1.49%) Wireless
13 39 (1.45%) OSPF
14 33 (1.23%) Multicast
15 32 (1.19%) WLAN
16 31 (1.15%) SNMP
17 27 (1.00%) IGMP
17 27 (1.00%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (9.48%) MySQL
2 195 (7.25%) SQL Server
3 165 (6.13%) NoSQL
4 127 (4.72%) MongoDB
4 127 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
5 106 (3.94%) Relational Database
6 102 (3.79%) Amazon RDS
7 101 (3.75%) Big Data
8 87 (3.23%) Hadoop
9 58 (2.16%) RDBMS
10 52 (1.93%) Redis
11 44 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
12 38 (1.41%) MariaDB
13 33 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 24 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
15 22 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
15 22 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
16 21 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
17 17 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
18 15 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1,199 (44.57%) Jenkins
2 614 (22.83%) Git (software)
3 296 (11.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 246 (9.14%) JIRA
4 246 (9.14%) TeamCity
5 182 (6.77%) Octopus Deploy
6 167 (6.21%) GitLab
7 149 (5.54%) Subversion
8 141 (5.24%) Maven
9 132 (4.91%) Selenium
10 114 (4.24%) Team Foundation Server
11 112 (4.16%) Vagrant
12 107 (3.98%) Bitbucket
13 90 (3.35%) Sonatype Nexus
14 87 (3.23%) Gradle
15 83 (3.09%) Ant
16 77 (2.86%) Cucumber
17 74 (2.75%) CircleCI
18 71 (2.64%) JUnit
18 71 (2.64%) SonarQube
General
1 447 (16.62%) Finance
2 134 (4.98%) Banking
3 111 (4.13%) Public Sector
4 90 (3.35%) Retail
5 53 (1.97%) Law
6 48 (1.78%) Games
7 43 (1.60%) Marketing
8 31 (1.15%) Telecoms
9 23 (0.86%) Advertising
10 21 (0.78%) Back Office
11 20 (0.74%) Manufacturing
12 19 (0.71%) Automotive
13 18 (0.67%) Investment Banking
14 16 (0.59%) Billing
15 13 (0.48%) Legal
16 12 (0.45%) Financial Institution
17 9 (0.33%) Front Office
17 9 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
18 7 (0.26%) Retail Banking
19 6 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,188 (44.16%) DevOps Engineer
2 305 (11.34%) Cloud Engineer
2 305 (11.34%) Senior DevOps
3 259 (9.63%) AWS Engineer
4 257 (9.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 227 (8.44%) Linux Engineer
6 197 (7.32%) Platform Engineer
7 178 (6.62%) Developer
8 175 (6.51%) Consultant
9 170 (6.32%) AWS DevOps
10 157 (5.84%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 148 (5.50%) Architect
12 121 (4.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 118 (4.39%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 115 (4.28%) Administrator
15 108 (4.01%) Systems Administrator
16 107 (3.98%) Kubernetes Engineer
17 90 (3.35%) Azure Engineer
18 88 (3.27%) Linux DevOps Engineer
19 78 (2.90%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (9.26%) Elastic Stack
2 206 (7.66%) Node.js
2 206 (7.66%) Web Services
3 195 (7.25%) .NET
4 110 (4.09%) Kafka
5 107 (3.98%) RabbitMQ
6 101 (3.75%) LAMP
7 88 (3.27%) JSON
8 85 (3.16%) REST
9 74 (2.75%) Spring
10 60 (2.23%) LDAP
11 58 (2.16%) AngularJS
12 48 (1.78%) ASP.NET
12 48 (1.78%) React
13 46 (1.71%) Middleware
14 41 (1.52%) Sensu
15 37 (1.38%) J2EE
16 33 (1.23%) Spring Boot
17 31 (1.15%) Dropwizard
17 31 (1.15%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 304 (11.30%) Public Cloud
2 152 (5.65%) Data Centre
3 102 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
4 93 (3.46%) Greenfield Project
5 92 (3.42%) Cloud Native
6 85 (3.16%) Hybrid Cloud
7 78 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
8 71 (2.64%) Replication
9 70 (2.60%) Clustering
10 65 (2.42%) Linux Command Line
11 63 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
11 63 (2.34%) PlayStation
11 63 (2.34%) Private Cloud
12 45 (1.67%) Mobile App
13 41 (1.52%) Virtual Team
14 39 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 31 (1.15%) Enterprise Cloud
16 28 (1.04%) Video\Live Streaming
17 27 (1.00%) IPTV
17 27 (1.00%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 1,675 (62.27%) Linux
2 654 (24.31%) Windows
3 319 (11.86%) Unix
4 286 (10.63%) CentOS
5 216 (8.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 177 (6.58%) Windows Server
7 158 (5.87%) Ubuntu
8 59 (2.19%) Debian
9 36 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 34 (1.26%) Solaris
11 32 (1.19%) Mesosphere
12 28 (1.04%) Android
12 28 (1.04%) Apple iOS
12 28 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
13 19 (0.71%) CoreOS
13 19 (0.71%) VMS
14 14 (0.52%) Fedora
15 8 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
16 7 (0.26%) SUSE
17 6 (0.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,953 (72.60%) DevOps
2 929 (34.54%) Configuration Management
3 902 (33.53%) Agile Software Development
4 631 (23.46%) Continuous Integration
5 532 (19.78%) Infrastructure as Code
6 365 (13.57%) Open Source
7 342 (12.71%) Test Automation
8 306 (11.38%) Microservices
9 305 (11.34%) Continuous Delivery
10 278 (10.33%) Problem-Solving
11 267 (9.93%) Scrum
12 262 (9.74%) Migration
13 224 (8.33%) Software Engineering
14 218 (8.10%) Mentoring
15 208 (7.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 207 (7.70%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 201 (7.47%) Load Balancing
18 196 (7.29%) Infrastructure Automation
19 192 (7.14%) Computer Science
19 192 (7.14%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 1,469 (54.61%) Python
2 880 (32.71%) Bash Shell
3 768 (28.55%) Java
4 608 (22.60%) Ruby
5 566 (21.04%) PowerShell
6 363 (13.49%) Go
7 342 (12.71%) SQL
8 301 (11.19%) JavaScript
9 284 (10.56%) Perl
10 231 (8.59%) C#
11 182 (6.77%) Shell Script
12 111 (4.13%) C++
13 93 (3.46%) Scala
14 89 (3.31%) PHP
15 75 (2.79%) Groovy
16 60 (2.23%) C
17 37 (1.38%) T-SQL
18 29 (1.08%) Java 8
18 29 (1.08%) Kotlin
19 11 (0.41%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 252 (9.37%) Degree
2 143 (5.32%) Computer Science Degree
3 128 (4.76%) Security Cleared
4 76 (2.83%) SC Cleared
5 59 (2.19%) AWS Certification
6 48 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
7 40 (1.49%) DV Cleared
8 37 (1.38%) RHCE
9 25 (0.93%) CCNP
10 23 (0.86%) CCNA
11 20 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
12 17 (0.63%) CCIE
13 12 (0.45%) Master's Degree
14 11 (0.41%) MCSA
15 10 (0.37%) CCDP
15 10 (0.37%) RHCSA
16 9 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
17 8 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 7 (0.26%) JNCIP
18 7 (0.26%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (2.83%) QA
2 25 (0.93%) PCI DSS
2 25 (0.93%) SLA
3 14 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.45%) GDPR
5 7 (0.26%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.11%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.074%) COBIT
7 2 (0.074%) NCSC
7 2 (0.074%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,534 (57.03%) Docker
2 227 (8.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 148 (5.50%) Active Directory
4 92 (3.42%) Hyper-V
5 59 (2.19%) vSphere
6 55 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
7 49 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
8 47 (1.75%) Xen
9 45 (1.67%) VirtualBox
10 42 (1.56%) NFS
11 30 (1.12%) KVM
12 29 (1.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 23 (0.86%) oVirt
14 17 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
15 16 (0.59%) RHEV
15 16 (0.59%) Samba
15 16 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
16 15 (0.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 11 (0.41%) DRBD
18 10 (0.37%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 1,898 (70.56%) Ansible
2 1,594 (59.26%) Opscode Chef
3 1,185 (44.05%) Kubernetes
4 1,174 (43.64%) Terraform
5 255 (9.48%) Salt
6 213 (7.92%) Nagios
7 176 (6.54%) Packer
8 148 (5.50%) Grafana
9 145 (5.39%) Consul
9 145 (5.39%) Prometheus
10 136 (5.06%) ZABBIX
11 120 (4.46%) Docker Swarm
12 102 (3.79%) Graphite
13 84 (3.12%) Rancher
14 64 (2.38%) Istio
15 63 (2.34%) Kibana
16 47 (1.75%) Opsview
17 44 (1.64%) Automic
18 43 (1.60%) logstash
19 38 (1.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 353 (13.12%) Google
2 326 (12.12%) VMware
3 291 (10.82%) Microsoft
4 247 (9.18%) Red Hat
5 197 (7.32%) Splunk
6 196 (7.29%) Oracle
7 123 (4.57%) Cisco
8 93 (3.46%) SaltStack
9 82 (3.05%) ServiceNow
10 74 (2.75%) IBM
11 71 (2.64%) New Relic
12 68 (2.53%) Dynatrace
13 64 (2.38%) Atlassian
14 53 (1.97%) AppDynamics
15 48 (1.78%) Symantec
16 47 (1.75%) WorldPay
17 40 (1.49%) CyberArk
18 39 (1.45%) MuleSoft
19 36 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
20 35 (1.30%) SAP