Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Salt skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Salt over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Salt
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 906 803 968
Rank change year-on-year -103 +165 +130
Permanent jobs citing Salt 299 449 328
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.24% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.89% 2.72% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 265 397 292
UK median annual salary £57,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.00% +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £36,750 £40,375 £41,250
90th Percentile £78,550 £80,300 £77,400
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% +9.09% -

Salt 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 15787 16517 16874
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.76% 8.69% 7.69%
Number of salaries quoted 12954 13351 13704
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +3.16%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%

Salt
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Salt in the UK

Salt
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Salt in the UK

Salt
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Salt over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Salt in the UK

Salt
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Salt within the UK over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 -78 298 £57,500 -8.00% 41
London -102 170 £62,500 - 20
UK excluding London +12 127 £52,500 -12.50% 23
North of England -6 48 £52,500 - 9
South East +38 29 £47,500 -17.39% 5
Yorkshire +16 27 £52,500 +2.44% 4
North West +5 21 £52,500 - 5
Midlands +51 20 £55,000 -8.33% 4
West Midlands +32 17 - - 3
South West -23 16 £45,000 -28.00% 3
East of England +17 14 £50,000 -34.64%
East Midlands +23 3 £55,000 -8.33% 1

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT jobs citing Salt also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Salt.

1 273 (91.30%) Puppet
2 263 (87.96%) Ansible
3 249 (83.28%) Opscode Chef
4 241 (80.60%) Linux
5 235 (78.60%) Python
6 205 (68.56%) DevOps
7 202 (67.56%) Amazon AWS
8 149 (49.83%) Bash Shell
9 147 (49.16%) Docker
10 143 (47.83%) Configuration Management
11 139 (46.49%) Ruby
12 120 (40.13%) Jenkins
13 119 (39.80%) Perl
14 114 (38.13%) Java
15 105 (35.12%) Agile Software Development
16 88 (29.43%) Microsoft Azure
17 87 (29.10%) Continuous Integration
18 82 (27.42%) Kubernetes
19 80 (26.76%) Terraform
20 73 (24.41%) Red Hat
21 72 (24.08%) VMware
22 71 (23.75%) MySQL
23 70 (23.41%) CentOS
24 69 (23.08%) Vagrant
25 65 (21.74%) Git (software)
25 65 (21.74%) Web Services
26 64 (21.40%) Nagios
27 60 (20.07%) TCP/IP
27 60 (20.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 59 (19.73%) Open Source

Salt
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 56 (18.73%) OpenStack
2 36 (12.04%) Tomcat
3 33 (11.04%) Apache
3 33 (11.04%) JBoss
4 27 (9.03%) nginx
5 25 (8.36%) WebSphere
6 23 (7.69%) Apache Spark
7 22 (7.36%) Apache Solr
7 22 (7.36%) Elasticsearch
7 22 (7.36%) WebLogic
8 18 (6.02%) WebSphere Application Server
9 16 (5.35%) Jetty
10 9 (3.01%) GlassFish
11 7 (2.34%) Apache Pig
12 6 (2.01%) CloudStack
13 3 (1.00%) Confluence
13 3 (1.00%) IIS
14 2 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 202 (67.56%) Amazon AWS
2 88 (29.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (14.38%) AWS CloudFormation
4 27 (9.03%) Amazon EC2
4 27 (9.03%) Google Cloud Platform
5 26 (8.70%) IaaS
6 14 (4.68%) Loggly
6 14 (4.68%) Sumo Logic
7 13 (4.35%) GitHub
8 12 (4.01%) PaaS
9 11 (3.68%) SaaS
10 9 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (2.34%) Amazon S3
12 6 (2.01%) Amazon ELB
13 4 (1.34%) DigitalOcean
13 4 (1.34%) OpenShift
14 3 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (1.00%) Serverless
14 3 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 2 (0.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 60 (20.07%) TCP/IP
2 59 (19.73%) Firewall
3 45 (15.05%) DNS
4 21 (7.02%) DHCP
5 19 (6.35%) Internet
6 15 (5.02%) Cisco ASA
6 15 (5.02%) Cisco Nexus
6 15 (5.02%) VLAN
7 14 (4.68%) Intrusion Detection
7 14 (4.68%) LAN
7 14 (4.68%) SNMP
7 14 (4.68%) WAN
8 13 (4.35%) HTTP
8 13 (4.35%) SMTP
9 10 (3.34%) VPN
10 9 (3.01%) Ethernet
10 9 (3.01%) SAN
11 8 (2.68%) LDAP
11 8 (2.68%) SSL
12 7 (2.34%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (23.75%) MySQL
2 39 (13.04%) Hadoop
3 38 (12.71%) MongoDB
4 37 (12.37%) PostgreSQL
5 36 (12.04%) Big Data
6 33 (11.04%) Apache Cassandra
7 28 (9.36%) NoSQL
7 28 (9.36%) Redis
7 28 (9.36%) SQL Server
8 25 (8.36%) Relational Database
8 25 (8.36%) Riak
9 16 (5.35%) Couchbase
10 14 (4.68%) InfluxDB
11 13 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
12 8 (2.68%) Apache Hive
13 7 (2.34%) MariaDB
13 7 (2.34%) RDBMS
14 5 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 4 (1.34%) HBase
16 1 (0.33%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 120 (40.13%) Jenkins
2 69 (23.08%) Vagrant
3 65 (21.74%) Git (software)
4 30 (10.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 25 (8.36%) Maven
6 21 (7.02%) TeamCity
7 20 (6.69%) Sonatype Nexus
8 17 (5.69%) Subversion
9 13 (4.35%) JIRA
10 11 (3.68%) Grunt
10 11 (3.68%) Selenium
10 11 (3.68%) Travis CI
11 10 (3.34%) Bitbucket
12 8 (2.68%) Ant
12 8 (2.68%) Octopus Deploy
13 7 (2.34%) CodeSonar
13 7 (2.34%) git-flow
13 7 (2.34%) Robot Framework
14 5 (1.67%) GitLab
14 5 (1.67%) SonarQube
General
1 31 (10.37%) Telecoms
2 20 (6.69%) Finance
3 11 (3.68%) Marketing
3 11 (3.68%) Retail
4 8 (2.68%) Games
5 7 (2.34%) Banking
6 4 (1.34%) Advertising
6 4 (1.34%) Law
7 3 (1.00%) Legal
8 2 (0.67%) Electronics
8 2 (0.67%) Front Office
8 2 (0.67%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.67%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 126 (42.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 64 (21.40%) Linux Engineer
3 51 (17.06%) AWS Engineer
4 48 (16.05%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 46 (15.38%) Administrator
6 43 (14.38%) Developer
6 43 (14.38%) Systems Administrator
7 42 (14.05%) AWS DevOps
8 41 (13.71%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 39 (13.04%) Linux Administrator
10 37 (12.37%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 36 (12.04%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 23 (7.69%) Linux Systems Engineer
12 23 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
13 18 (6.02%) Analyst
13 18 (6.02%) Java Developer
14 16 (5.35%) Automation Engineer
15 14 (4.68%) DevOps Administrator
16 13 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
17 12 (4.01%) Linux DevOps Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (21.74%) Web Services
2 51 (17.06%) Node.js
3 38 (12.71%) Elastic Stack
4 36 (12.04%) LAMP
5 32 (10.70%) .NET
6 31 (10.37%) AngularJS
7 21 (7.02%) REST
8 19 (6.35%) React
9 18 (6.02%) CSS
9 18 (6.02%) HTML
9 18 (6.02%) RabbitMQ
10 17 (5.69%) Lucene
11 14 (4.68%) LEMP Stack
11 14 (4.68%) Spring
12 13 (4.35%) CSS3
12 13 (4.35%) HTML5
12 13 (4.35%) JSON
13 12 (4.01%) ASP.NET
13 12 (4.01%) Kafka
14 11 (3.68%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.03%) Data Centre
2 28 (9.36%) Computer Science
2 28 (9.36%) Public Cloud
3 25 (8.36%) Enterprise Software
3 25 (8.36%) Management Information System
4 24 (8.03%) Linux Command Line
5 13 (4.35%) Private Cloud
6 11 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (3.68%) Replication
7 10 (3.34%) Derivative
8 9 (3.01%) Fintech
9 7 (2.34%) PKI
10 5 (1.67%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (1.34%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.34%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (1.00%) Clustering
13 2 (0.67%) CMDB
13 2 (0.67%) iPad
13 2 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 241 (80.60%) Linux
2 70 (23.41%) CentOS
3 60 (20.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 56 (18.73%) Windows
5 52 (17.39%) Unix
6 47 (15.72%) Ubuntu
7 44 (14.72%) Debian
8 12 (4.01%) Solaris
9 11 (3.68%) Android
9 11 (3.68%) Apple iOS
10 10 (3.34%) Windows Server
11 7 (2.34%) Mac OS X
12 5 (1.67%) CoreOS
12 5 (1.67%) Mac OS
12 5 (1.67%) VMS
13 3 (1.00%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (1.00%) SUSE
14 2 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.33%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (68.56%) DevOps
2 143 (47.83%) Configuration Management
3 105 (35.12%) Agile Software Development
4 87 (29.10%) Continuous Integration
5 59 (19.73%) Open Source
6 42 (14.05%) Scrum
7 38 (12.71%) ITIL
8 37 (12.37%) Test Automation
9 36 (12.04%) Software Engineering
10 34 (11.37%) Continuous Deployment
10 34 (11.37%) TDD
11 26 (8.70%) Kanban
12 24 (8.03%) Multithreading
13 22 (7.36%) DSDM
13 22 (7.36%) Load Balancing
13 22 (7.36%) Mentoring
13 22 (7.36%) RUP
13 22 (7.36%) Web Development
14 20 (6.69%) E-Commerce
15 19 (6.35%) OO
Programming Languages
1 235 (78.60%) Python
2 149 (49.83%) Bash Shell
3 139 (46.49%) Ruby
4 119 (39.80%) Perl
5 114 (38.13%) Java
6 54 (18.06%) Go
7 48 (16.05%) JavaScript
7 48 (16.05%) PHP
8 39 (13.04%) Shell Script
9 37 (12.37%) C#
10 33 (11.04%) SQL
11 31 (10.37%) C++
12 25 (8.36%) PowerShell
13 20 (6.69%) Scala
14 11 (3.68%) C
14 11 (3.68%) VBScript
15 7 (2.34%) Objective-C
16 3 (1.00%) Erlang
17 2 (0.67%) C-shell
17 2 (0.67%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 33 (11.04%) Degree
2 20 (6.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (4.01%) CCNA
3 12 (4.01%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (4.01%) Numerate Degree
4 9 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.01%) CISSP
5 6 (2.01%) CompTIA Security+
5 6 (2.01%) GIAC
5 6 (2.01%) Linux+ Certification
5 6 (2.01%) MCSE
5 6 (2.01%) Network+ Certification
5 6 (2.01%) SANS
5 6 (2.01%) Security+ Certification
5 6 (2.01%) SSCP
6 5 (1.67%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.00%) CCNP
7 3 (1.00%) RHCE
7 3 (1.00%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.67%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.34%) GCP
3 3 (1.00%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.00%) QA
4 2 (0.67%) SLA
System Software
1 147 (49.16%) Docker
2 51 (17.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (9.03%) Hyper-V
4 18 (6.02%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (5.35%) Active Directory
5 16 (5.35%) iptables
6 14 (4.68%) vSphere
7 13 (4.35%) VirtualBox
8 11 (3.68%) Xen
9 7 (2.34%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (2.01%) etcd
10 6 (2.01%) flannel
10 6 (2.01%) KVM
10 6 (2.01%) pfSense
10 6 (2.01%) Samba
10 6 (2.01%) XenServer
11 5 (1.67%) vCloud
12 4 (1.34%) NFS
13 3 (1.00%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 273 (91.30%) Puppet
2 263 (87.96%) Ansible
3 249 (83.28%) Opscode Chef
4 82 (27.42%) Kubernetes
5 80 (26.76%) Terraform
6 64 (21.40%) Nagios
7 38 (12.71%) ZABBIX
8 28 (9.36%) Packer
9 24 (8.03%) Grafana
10 18 (6.02%) Kibana
10 18 (6.02%) logstash
11 16 (5.35%) Cacti
12 15 (5.02%) Icinga
12 15 (5.02%) SELinux
13 14 (4.68%) Mesos
14 11 (3.68%) Prometheus
14 11 (3.68%) SCVMM
15 10 (3.34%) Munin
15 10 (3.34%) Rancher
16 8 (2.68%) Consul
Vendors
1 73 (24.41%) Red Hat
2 72 (24.08%) VMware
3 55 (18.39%) SaltStack
4 52 (17.39%) Cisco
5 47 (15.72%) Oracle
6 33 (11.04%) Microsoft
7 29 (9.70%) Google
8 21 (7.02%) New Relic
9 20 (6.69%) Citrix
10 19 (6.35%) Rackspace
11 18 (6.02%) BMC
12 17 (5.69%) Splunk
13 11 (3.68%) SolarWinds
14 6 (2.01%) Atlassian
14 6 (2.01%) EnterpriseDB
15 5 (1.67%) AppDynamics
15 5 (1.67%) McAfee
15 5 (1.67%) Symantec
16 4 (1.34%) CheckPoint
16 4 (1.34%) NetApp