Period
to 12 April 2021

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

Salt
UK
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 761 817 718
Rank change year-on-year +56 -99 +110
Permanent jobs citing Salt 88 188 420
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.17% 0.28%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.66% 1.26% 2.37%
Number of salaries quoted 77 140 362
10th Percentile £49,500 £55,000 £37,500
25th Percentile £53,750 £65,000 £52,813
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £78,750 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +12.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £95,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £111,250 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +16.67% +14.29%

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 13,432 14,886 17,737
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.28% 13.11% 11.91%
Number of salaries quoted 10,743 11,744 13,964
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,754 £32,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £43,750 £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 £80,000 £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%

Salt
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Salt in the UK

Salt
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Salt.

Salary trend for Salt in the UK

Salt
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Salt over the 6 months to 12 April 2021.

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 12 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 +26 79 £68,750 -14.06% 27
London +41 47 £70,000 -17.65% 15
UK excluding London +72 27 £65,000 -7.14% 12
Work from Home -97 21 £70,000 -6.67% 6
East of England - 11 £72,500 - 3
North of England +51 9 £50,000 - 4
Midlands +40 9 £75,000 +30.43% 4
West Midlands +34 9 £75,000 +30.43% 4
South East +44 7 £72,500 +1.75%
North West - 6 £55,000 - 3
North East - 3 £40,000 - 1
Scotland +10 2 £55,000 -18.52%
South West +3 1 £72,500 -9.38% 1

For the 6 months to 12 April 2021, IT jobs citing Salt 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 Salt.

1 76 (86.36%) DevOps
2 71 (80.68%) Ansible
2 71 (80.68%) Opscode Chef
3 57 (64.77%) Python
3 57 (64.77%) Puppet
4 52 (59.09%) Linux
5 51 (57.95%) Terraform
6 47 (53.41%) Azure
7 44 (50.00%) Configuration Management
8 42 (47.73%) AWS
9 38 (43.18%) Kubernetes
10 32 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
11 31 (35.23%) Jenkins
11 31 (35.23%) Docker
12 27 (30.68%) VMware
13 26 (29.55%) Xen
14 24 (27.27%) Hyper-V
15 21 (23.86%) VMware Infrastructure
15 21 (23.86%) PowerShell
16 19 (21.59%) Mentoring
16 19 (21.59%) AWS CloudFormation
17 18 (20.45%) Infrastructure as Code
18 17 (19.32%) Greenfield Project
18 17 (19.32%) Fintech
18 17 (19.32%) Git (software)
19 15 (17.05%) Open Source
19 15 (17.05%) Degree
19 15 (17.05%) Finance
19 15 (17.05%) Java
20 14 (15.91%) JIRA

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 12 (13.64%) OpenStack
2 6 (6.82%) Camunda
3 4 (4.55%) Confluence
4 2 (2.27%) Apache
4 2 (2.27%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 47 (53.41%) Azure
2 42 (47.73%) AWS
3 19 (21.59%) AWS CloudFormation
4 9 (10.23%) GCP
4 9 (10.23%) IaaS
4 9 (10.23%) OpenShift
5 8 (9.09%) PaaS
6 6 (6.82%) Datadog
7 5 (5.68%) Adobe Analytics
7 5 (5.68%) AWS CodePipeline
7 5 (5.68%) Google Analytics
7 5 (5.68%) Serverless
8 3 (3.41%) GitHub
8 3 (3.41%) Sumo Logic
9 2 (2.27%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (2.27%) DigitalOcean
9 2 (2.27%) Linode
9 2 (2.27%) Microsoft 365
9 2 (2.27%) Slack
9 2 (2.27%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.23%) TCP/IP
2 8 (9.09%) HTTP
3 4 (4.55%) Internet
4 3 (3.41%) Firewall
5 2 (2.27%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (2.27%) H.323
5 2 (2.27%) MPLS
6 1 (1.14%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.82%) Big Data
2 3 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.27%) MySQL
3 2 (2.27%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (35.23%) Jenkins
2 17 (19.32%) Git (software)
3 14 (15.91%) JIRA
4 13 (14.77%) Bitbucket
5 10 (11.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (9.09%) Mercurial
7 6 (6.82%) CircleCI
7 6 (6.82%) Hudson
7 6 (6.82%) Robot Framework
7 6 (6.82%) Vagrant
8 3 (3.41%) Gradle
8 3 (3.41%) Maven
9 2 (2.27%) Artifactory
9 2 (2.27%) Gatling
9 2 (2.27%) GoCD
9 2 (2.27%) JMeter
9 2 (2.27%) Selenium
9 2 (2.27%) Subversion
10 1 (1.14%) GitLab
10 1 (1.14%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (17.05%) Finance
2 5 (5.68%) Marketing
2 5 (5.68%) Public Sector
3 2 (2.27%) Banking
3 2 (2.27%) Retail
3 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.14%) Back Office
4 1 (1.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 46 (52.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (18.18%) Lead DevOps
3 15 (17.05%) Lead DevOps Engineer
4 12 (13.64%) Architect
5 11 (12.50%) Technical Architect
6 10 (11.36%) Automation Engineer
6 10 (11.36%) AWS Engineer
7 9 (10.23%) Platform Engineer
7 9 (10.23%) Site Reliability Engineer
8 8 (9.09%) Senior DevOps
8 8 (9.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 7 (7.95%) Python Engineer
10 6 (6.82%) Automation Architect
10 6 (6.82%) Data Engineer
10 6 (6.82%) Network Architect
10 6 (6.82%) Network Technical Architect
10 6 (6.82%) Senior Architect
10 6 (6.82%) Technical Design Architect
10 6 (6.82%) Technical Design Authority
11 5 (5.68%) Site Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.09%) REST
2 7 (7.95%) Django
2 7 (7.95%) Flask
2 7 (7.95%) Node.js
3 6 (6.82%) OpenDaylight
4 5 (5.68%) RESTful
4 5 (5.68%) Web Services
5 3 (3.41%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (3.41%) Spring
6 2 (2.27%) boto
6 2 (2.27%) CSS
6 2 (2.27%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (2.27%) HTML
6 2 (2.27%) JSON
7 1 (1.14%) Java EE
7 1 (1.14%) Spring Boot
7 1 (1.14%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 17 (19.32%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (6.82%) Blog
2 6 (6.82%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.82%) Public Cloud
3 5 (5.68%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.14%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.14%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.14%) iPhone
5 1 (1.14%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.14%) Replication
5 1 (1.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 52 (59.09%) Linux
2 14 (15.91%) Windows Server
3 13 (14.77%) Windows
4 9 (10.23%) Unix
5 6 (6.82%) CentOS
6 4 (4.55%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.27%) Android
7 2 (2.27%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (86.36%) DevOps
2 44 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 32 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (21.59%) Mentoring
5 18 (20.45%) Infrastructure as Code
6 17 (19.32%) Fintech
7 15 (17.05%) Open Source
8 12 (13.64%) Computer Science
9 10 (11.36%) Test Automation
10 9 (10.23%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (10.23%) High Availability
10 9 (10.23%) Scrum
10 9 (10.23%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 8 (9.09%) Data Transformation
11 8 (9.09%) SDLC
11 8 (9.09%) Software Engineering
12 7 (7.95%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (7.95%) Kanban
12 7 (7.95%) Migration
12 7 (7.95%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 57 (64.77%) Python
2 21 (23.86%) PowerShell
3 15 (17.05%) Java
4 13 (14.77%) Go
5 12 (13.64%) Bash Shell
6 10 (11.36%) Ruby
7 8 (9.09%) Perl
8 3 (3.41%) C#
8 3 (3.41%) C++
8 3 (3.41%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.27%) C
9 2 (2.27%) PHP
9 2 (2.27%) Scala
9 2 (2.27%) SQL
10 1 (1.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (17.05%) Degree
2 5 (5.68%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.27%) CCNA
3 2 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.14%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.14%) RHCA
System Software
1 31 (35.23%) Docker
2 26 (29.55%) Xen
3 24 (27.27%) Hyper-V
4 21 (23.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.14%) KVM
5 1 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 71 (80.68%) Ansible
1 71 (80.68%) Opscode Chef
2 57 (64.77%) Puppet
3 51 (57.95%) Terraform
4 38 (43.18%) Kubernetes
5 8 (9.09%) Grafana
6 7 (7.95%) Prometheus
7 6 (6.82%) Consul
7 6 (6.82%) Docker Swarm
7 6 (6.82%) Graphite
7 6 (6.82%) Nagios
7 6 (6.82%) Opsview
7 6 (6.82%) Packer
7 6 (6.82%) ZABBIX
8 2 (2.27%) Mesos
Vendors
1 27 (30.68%) VMware
2 13 (14.77%) Google
3 10 (11.36%) Cisco
4 8 (9.09%) New Relic
5 7 (7.95%) Microsoft
6 6 (6.82%) Arista
7 5 (5.68%) Adobe
7 5 (5.68%) AppDynamics
7 5 (5.68%) Citrix
7 5 (5.68%) Dynatrace
7 5 (5.68%) Red Hat
8 4 (4.55%) Atlassian
8 4 (4.55%) SaltStack
9 2 (2.27%) Avaya
9 2 (2.27%) HP
9 2 (2.27%) Juniper
9 2 (2.27%) Nokia
9 2 (2.27%) Splunk
10 1 (1.14%) IBM
10 1 (1.14%) SAP