Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Salt
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 893 825 990
Rank change year-on-year -68 +165 +135
Permanent jobs citing Salt 303 423 328
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.22% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.96% 2.56% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 268 369 294
UK median annual salary £55,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.20% +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £33,750 £38,750 £37,875
90th Percentile £75,375 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £56,250 £60,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% +20.00%

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 15438 16522 16848
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.86% 8.65% 7.68%
Number of salaries quoted 12613 13344 13605
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +3.23%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 20 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Salt in the UK

Salt
Top 13 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 20 October 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 -53 302 £55,500 -11.20% 15
London -84 160 £62,500 - 11
UK excluding London +52 141 £52,500 -6.67% 4
North of England -2 52 £52,500 +5.00% 3
South East +51 33 £47,500 -11.21%
Yorkshire +21 31 £52,500 +20.00% 2
Midlands +45 24 £55,000 -12.00%
North West -3 20 £52,500 - 1
West Midlands +40 19 £65,000 +18.18%
East of England +14 16 £50,000 -18.70%
South West +3 16 £57,500 -8.00% 1
East Midlands +26 5 £55,000 -12.00%
North East +13 1 £65,000 +36.84%

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 274 (90.43%) Puppet
2 259 (85.48%) Ansible
3 258 (85.15%) Opscode Chef
4 234 (77.23%) Linux
5 230 (75.91%) Python
6 210 (69.31%) DevOps
7 205 (67.66%) Amazon AWS
8 149 (49.17%) Bash Shell
9 147 (48.51%) Docker
10 127 (41.91%) Ruby
11 124 (40.92%) Perl
12 123 (40.59%) Jenkins
13 121 (39.93%) Configuration Management
14 116 (38.28%) Java
15 108 (35.64%) Agile Software Development
16 92 (30.36%) Continuous Integration
17 89 (29.37%) Microsoft Azure
18 83 (27.39%) Git (software)
19 79 (26.07%) Terraform
20 73 (24.09%) Kubernetes
21 71 (23.43%) MySQL
22 65 (21.45%) VMware
23 61 (20.13%) Red Hat
23 61 (20.13%) Vagrant
23 61 (20.13%) Go
24 60 (19.80%) Nagios
25 59 (19.47%) OpenStack
25 59 (19.47%) CentOS
25 59 (19.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 58 (19.14%) Windows

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 59 (19.47%) OpenStack
2 47 (15.51%) Tomcat
3 41 (13.53%) JBoss
4 34 (11.22%) Apache
5 33 (10.89%) WebSphere
6 29 (9.57%) WebLogic
7 27 (8.91%) Apache Solr
7 27 (8.91%) nginx
8 26 (8.58%) Apache Spark
8 26 (8.58%) Elasticsearch
9 25 (8.25%) WebSphere Application Server
10 21 (6.93%) Jetty
11 9 (2.97%) GlassFish
12 8 (2.64%) CloudStack
13 3 (0.99%) Confluence
13 3 (0.99%) IIS
13 3 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.66%) Apache Pig
15 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Campfire
1 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 205 (67.66%) Amazon AWS
2 89 (29.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (17.49%) AWS CloudFormation
4 33 (10.89%) Amazon EC2
5 24 (7.92%) IaaS
6 21 (6.93%) Google Cloud Platform
7 15 (4.95%) Loggly
7 15 (4.95%) Sumo Logic
8 13 (4.29%) GitHub
9 11 (3.63%) Amazon ELB
9 11 (3.63%) Amazon S3
10 10 (3.30%) PaaS
11 7 (2.31%) Serverless
12 6 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (1.98%) SaaS
13 4 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (1.32%) DigitalOcean
14 3 (0.99%) Amazon Kinesis
14 3 (0.99%) Slack
14 3 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 54 (17.82%) Firewall
2 41 (13.53%) TCP/IP
3 35 (11.55%) DNS
4 22 (7.26%) DHCP
5 19 (6.27%) Internet
6 17 (5.61%) VLAN
7 16 (5.28%) LAN
7 16 (5.28%) WAN
8 14 (4.62%) Intrusion Detection
8 14 (4.62%) SNMP
9 13 (4.29%) SMTP
10 10 (3.30%) VPN
11 9 (2.97%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (2.97%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (2.97%) OpenVPN
11 9 (2.97%) SAN
12 8 (2.64%) Network Security
12 8 (2.64%) SMS
13 7 (2.31%) HTTP
13 7 (2.31%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (23.43%) MySQL
2 44 (14.52%) MongoDB
3 41 (13.53%) PostgreSQL
4 40 (13.20%) Apache Cassandra
5 37 (12.21%) Big Data
5 37 (12.21%) NoSQL
6 35 (11.55%) Hadoop
7 33 (10.89%) Redis
8 31 (10.23%) Riak
9 29 (9.57%) SQL Server
10 28 (9.24%) Relational Database
11 21 (6.93%) Couchbase
12 15 (4.95%) Amazon RDS
12 15 (4.95%) InfluxDB
13 9 (2.97%) RDBMS
14 7 (2.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 6 (1.98%) MariaDB
16 4 (1.32%) HBase
17 3 (0.99%) Apache Hive
18 1 (0.33%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 123 (40.59%) Jenkins
2 83 (27.39%) Git (software)
3 61 (20.13%) Vagrant
4 33 (10.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 33 (10.89%) Maven
5 27 (8.91%) TeamCity
6 23 (7.59%) Subversion
7 15 (4.95%) Sonatype Nexus
8 13 (4.29%) SonarQube
9 12 (3.96%) Grunt
10 11 (3.63%) JIRA
11 10 (3.30%) Ant
12 9 (2.97%) Travis CI
13 7 (2.31%) Apache Ivy
13 7 (2.31%) Gradle
13 7 (2.31%) Octopus Deploy
13 7 (2.31%) Selenium
14 6 (1.98%) Bitbucket
15 5 (1.65%) Artifactory
16 4 (1.32%) GitLab
General
1 33 (10.89%) Telecoms
2 25 (8.25%) Finance
3 23 (7.59%) Marketing
4 12 (3.96%) Retail
5 10 (3.30%) Banking
6 8 (2.64%) Games
7 6 (1.98%) Electronics
7 6 (1.98%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.65%) Advertising
9 4 (1.32%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.32%) Legal
10 2 (0.66%) Front Office
10 2 (0.66%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 134 (44.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 50 (16.50%) Developer
3 47 (15.51%) Administrator
3 47 (15.51%) Linux Engineer
4 45 (14.85%) Systems Administrator
5 38 (12.54%) AWS Engineer
6 33 (10.89%) AWS DevOps
6 33 (10.89%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 32 (10.56%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 32 (10.56%) Linux Administrator
8 31 (10.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 27 (8.91%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 25 (8.25%) Systems Engineer
11 21 (6.93%) Java Developer
12 19 (6.27%) Analyst
12 19 (6.27%) Linux Systems Engineer
13 17 (5.61%) Platform Engineer
14 16 (5.28%) DevOps Administrator
14 16 (5.28%) DevOps Systems Engineer
15 11 (3.63%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (18.81%) Web Services
2 50 (16.50%) Node.js
3 43 (14.19%) Elastic Stack
4 41 (13.53%) AngularJS
5 35 (11.55%) LAMP
6 33 (10.89%) .NET
7 25 (8.25%) React
8 23 (7.59%) CSS
8 23 (7.59%) HTML
9 22 (7.26%) Lucene
10 17 (5.61%) Spring
11 15 (4.95%) CSS3
11 15 (4.95%) HTML5
11 15 (4.95%) REST
12 14 (4.62%) jQuery
12 14 (4.62%) JSON
12 14 (4.62%) Kafka
12 14 (4.62%) RabbitMQ
13 13 (4.29%) LEMP Stack
14 10 (3.30%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.56%) Enterprise Software
2 31 (10.23%) Linux Command Line
3 28 (9.24%) Data Centre
4 23 (7.59%) Public Cloud
5 20 (6.60%) Computer Science
6 16 (5.28%) Management Information System
7 13 (4.29%) Private Cloud
8 11 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (3.63%) Fintech
9 10 (3.30%) Derivative
9 10 (3.30%) Replication
10 7 (2.31%) PKI
11 6 (1.98%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (1.98%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
13 3 (0.99%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.99%) Clustering
13 3 (0.99%) CMDB
13 3 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.99%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 234 (77.23%) Linux
2 59 (19.47%) CentOS
2 59 (19.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 58 (19.14%) Windows
4 54 (17.82%) Unix
5 41 (13.53%) Debian
6 39 (12.87%) Ubuntu
7 11 (3.63%) Solaris
7 11 (3.63%) Windows Server
8 8 (2.64%) VMS
9 6 (1.98%) Android
9 6 (1.98%) Apple iOS
9 6 (1.98%) Mac OS
10 5 (1.65%) CoreOS
11 4 (1.32%) SUSE
12 3 (0.99%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.66%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.33%) AIX
14 1 (0.33%) HPUX
14 1 (0.33%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (69.31%) DevOps
2 121 (39.93%) Configuration Management
3 108 (35.64%) Agile Software Development
4 92 (30.36%) Continuous Integration
5 54 (17.82%) Open Source
6 44 (14.52%) Software Engineering
7 42 (13.86%) Scrum
8 41 (13.53%) TDD
9 38 (12.54%) ITIL
10 33 (10.89%) Test Automation
11 29 (9.57%) DSDM
11 29 (9.57%) Kanban
11 29 (9.57%) RUP
12 28 (9.24%) Continuous Deployment
13 27 (8.91%) E-Commerce
13 27 (8.91%) Web Development
14 26 (8.58%) Mentoring
14 26 (8.58%) OO
15 24 (7.92%) Multithreading
16 21 (6.93%) UML
Programming Languages
1 230 (75.91%) Python
2 149 (49.17%) Bash Shell
3 127 (41.91%) Ruby
4 124 (40.92%) Perl
5 116 (38.28%) Java
6 61 (20.13%) Go
7 48 (15.84%) PHP
8 46 (15.18%) JavaScript
9 42 (13.86%) SQL
10 41 (13.53%) Shell Script
11 39 (12.87%) C#
12 28 (9.24%) C++
13 24 (7.92%) Scala
14 20 (6.60%) PowerShell
15 11 (3.63%) VBScript
16 6 (1.98%) Erlang
17 4 (1.32%) C
18 3 (0.99%) Jython
19 2 (0.66%) F#
19 2 (0.66%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 26 (8.58%) Degree
2 15 (4.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (1.98%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.32%) CCNA
5 4 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.66%) CISSP
6 2 (0.66%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (0.66%) GIAC
6 2 (0.66%) Linux+ Certification
6 2 (0.66%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.66%) MCSE
6 2 (0.66%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (0.66%) SANS
6 2 (0.66%) Security+ Certification
6 2 (0.66%) SSCP
7 1 (0.33%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.33%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.65%) QA
2 2 (0.66%) GCP
2 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 147 (48.51%) Docker
2 48 (15.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (9.24%) Hyper-V
4 21 (6.93%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (5.94%) Active Directory
6 15 (4.95%) etcd
6 15 (4.95%) flannel
7 14 (4.62%) VirtualBox
8 12 (3.96%) Xen
9 11 (3.63%) vSphere
10 10 (3.30%) iptables
11 8 (2.64%) XenServer
12 7 (2.31%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (1.98%) KVM
13 6 (1.98%) pfSense
13 6 (1.98%) Samba
13 6 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (1.32%) NFS
14 4 (1.32%) vCloud
15 3 (0.99%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 274 (90.43%) Puppet
2 259 (85.48%) Ansible
3 258 (85.15%) Opscode Chef
4 79 (26.07%) Terraform
5 73 (24.09%) Kubernetes
6 60 (19.80%) Nagios
7 38 (12.54%) ZABBIX
8 24 (7.92%) Packer
9 21 (6.93%) Grafana
9 21 (6.93%) Kibana
9 21 (6.93%) logstash
10 16 (5.28%) Mesos
11 15 (4.95%) Munin
12 14 (4.62%) Cacti
12 14 (4.62%) Consul
13 13 (4.29%) Sysdig
14 11 (3.63%) SCVMM
15 10 (3.30%) Graphite
15 10 (3.30%) Prometheus
16 9 (2.97%) Rancher
Vendors
1 65 (21.45%) VMware
2 61 (20.13%) Red Hat
3 53 (17.49%) Oracle
4 49 (16.17%) SaltStack
5 48 (15.84%) Cisco
6 30 (9.90%) Microsoft
7 26 (8.58%) Google
8 22 (7.26%) Splunk
9 21 (6.93%) Citrix
10 20 (6.60%) New Relic
11 18 (5.94%) BMC
11 18 (5.94%) Rackspace
12 11 (3.63%) SolarWinds
13 8 (2.64%) EnterpriseDB
14 6 (1.98%) AppDynamics
14 6 (1.98%) SAP
15 5 (1.65%) CheckPoint
15 5 (1.65%) McAfee
15 5 (1.65%) Symantec
16 4 (1.32%) NetApp