Period
to 18 January 2019

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

Salt
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 655 875 784
Rank change year-on-year +220 -91 +180
Permanent jobs citing Salt 498 323 420
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.90% 2.05% 2.68%
Number of salaries quoted 414 290 377
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £40,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £58,750
% change year-on-year +14.29% -10.64% +11.90%

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 17,148 15,754 15,691
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.32% 9.06% 8.85%
Number of salaries quoted 13,425 12,852 12,705
UK median annual salary £56,600 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.81% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +4.65%

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 18 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Salt in the UK

Salt
Top 15 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 18 January 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 +214 478 £65,000 +8.33% 71
London +136 319 £70,000 +7.69% 37
UK excluding London +109 172 £60,000 +14.29% 36
North of England +55 66 £60,000 +14.29% 11
North West +58 62 £60,000 +14.29% 9
South East +62 52 £60,000 -7.69% 9
South West +38 18 £45,000 - 5
Midlands +42 15 £57,500 -4.17% 8
Scotland - 14 £45,000 -
West Midlands +34 11 £62,500 -3.85% 7
East of England +34 5 £58,750 +17.50% 1
East Midlands +23 4 £52,500 -6.67% 1
Yorkshire -3 4 £56,250 +7.14% 1
Wales +12 2 £37,500 -9.09% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £40,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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.

1 442 (88.76%) Ansible
2 416 (83.53%) Python
3 388 (77.91%) DevOps
4 387 (77.71%) Linux
5 379 (76.10%) Amazon AWS
6 357 (71.69%) Puppet
7 326 (65.46%) Opscode Chef
8 245 (49.20%) Microsoft Azure
9 233 (46.79%) Docker
10 225 (45.18%) Java
11 197 (39.56%) Configuration Management
12 193 (38.76%) Jenkins
13 177 (35.54%) Windows
14 176 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
15 163 (32.73%) Kubernetes
16 159 (31.93%) Git (software)
17 148 (29.72%) Ruby
18 146 (29.32%) Node.js
19 138 (27.71%) Terraform
20 133 (26.71%) C#
21 129 (25.90%) AWS CloudFormation
22 125 (25.10%) Bash Shell
22 125 (25.10%) Perl
23 122 (24.50%) Continuous Integration
24 121 (24.30%) TeamCity
25 118 (23.69%) Octopus Deploy
26 114 (22.89%) Firewall
27 112 (22.49%) Finance
28 107 (21.49%) Go
29 106 (21.29%) Subversion

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 84 (16.87%) Apache
2 76 (15.26%) Tomcat
3 32 (6.43%) nginx
4 23 (4.62%) WordPress
5 20 (4.02%) Confluence
6 19 (3.82%) Apache Pig
6 19 (3.82%) JBoss
6 19 (3.82%) OpenStack
7 18 (3.61%) MS Exchange
8 14 (2.81%) Apache Spark
9 13 (2.61%) GlassFish
10 12 (2.41%) Cloud Foundry
11 11 (2.21%) WebSphere
12 9 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (1.81%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.80%) lighttpd
14 2 (0.40%) Apache Solr
14 2 (0.40%) Jetty
14 2 (0.40%) Jupyter
15 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (3.82%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.20%) Snapchat
3 2 (0.40%) SPSS
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.60%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 379 (76.10%) Amazon AWS
2 245 (49.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 129 (25.90%) AWS CloudFormation
4 76 (15.26%) Google Cloud Platform
5 44 (8.84%) Cloud Computing
6 25 (5.02%) GitHub
7 22 (4.42%) OpenShift
8 20 (4.02%) Office 365
9 18 (3.61%) Serverless
10 17 (3.41%) Amazon EC2
10 17 (3.41%) SaaS
11 14 (2.81%) PaaS
12 13 (2.61%) Amazon S3
13 9 (1.81%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 9 (1.81%) IBM Cloud
14 8 (1.61%) Amazon Kinesis
14 8 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
15 7 (1.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 7 (1.41%) Route 53
15 7 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 114 (22.89%) Firewall
2 97 (19.48%) TCP/IP
3 48 (9.64%) VPN
4 30 (6.02%) DNS
5 25 (5.02%) HTTP
6 19 (3.82%) SSL
7 18 (3.61%) VLAN
8 11 (2.21%) Internet
9 8 (1.61%) SAN
10 7 (1.41%) SNMP
11 6 (1.20%) LAN
12 5 (1.00%) DHCP
12 5 (1.00%) WAN
13 3 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
14 2 (0.40%) BGP
14 2 (0.40%) HTTPS
14 2 (0.40%) IPsec
14 2 (0.40%) SMTP
14 2 (0.40%) Software-Defined Networking
14 2 (0.40%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (12.65%) MySQL
2 53 (10.64%) Big Data
2 53 (10.64%) SQL Server
3 39 (7.83%) PostgreSQL
4 31 (6.22%) Apache Cassandra
5 30 (6.02%) Hadoop
6 25 (5.02%) MongoDB
6 25 (5.02%) Redis
7 21 (4.22%) Amazon Redshift
8 19 (3.82%) Apache Hive
9 18 (3.61%) MariaDB
9 18 (3.61%) Relational Database
10 17 (3.41%) Neo4j
11 13 (2.61%) Amazon RDS
11 13 (2.61%) NoSQL
11 13 (2.61%) RDBMS
12 5 (1.00%) Blockchain
13 3 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (0.60%) HBase
14 2 (0.40%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 193 (38.76%) Jenkins
2 159 (31.93%) Git (software)
3 121 (24.30%) TeamCity
4 118 (23.69%) Octopus Deploy
5 106 (21.29%) Subversion
6 98 (19.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 97 (19.48%) Vagrant
8 86 (17.27%) JIRA
9 63 (12.65%) Bitbucket
10 54 (10.84%) Maven
11 44 (8.84%) Hudson
11 44 (8.84%) Selenium
12 23 (4.62%) Gradle
12 23 (4.62%) JUnit
12 23 (4.62%) Log4j
12 23 (4.62%) TestNG
13 22 (4.42%) git-flow
14 21 (4.22%) Robot Framework
15 20 (4.02%) CodeSonar
16 19 (3.82%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 112 (22.49%) Finance
2 20 (4.02%) Banking
3 18 (3.61%) Games
4 14 (2.81%) Marketing
5 10 (2.01%) Electronics
6 9 (1.81%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.81%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.20%) Law
7 6 (1.20%) Legal
7 6 (1.20%) Retail
8 4 (0.80%) Billing
9 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.20%) Music Industry
9 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 239 (47.99%) DevOps Engineer
2 56 (11.24%) Cloud Engineer
3 55 (11.04%) AWS Engineer
4 51 (10.24%) AWS DevOps
5 42 (8.43%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 40 (8.03%) Developer
6 40 (8.03%) DevOps Manager
7 36 (7.23%) Linux Engineer
8 35 (7.03%) Senior DevOps
9 34 (6.83%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 29 (5.82%) Platform Engineer
11 28 (5.62%) Java Developer
11 28 (5.62%) Software Engineer
12 27 (5.42%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 25 (5.02%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 24 (4.82%) Systems Administrator
15 23 (4.62%) Agile Developer
15 23 (4.62%) Agile Java Developer
16 20 (4.02%) Architect
17 18 (3.61%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (29.32%) Node.js
2 73 (14.66%) Web Services
3 52 (10.44%) Java EE
4 50 (10.04%) LAMP
5 36 (7.23%) LAPP Stack
6 34 (6.83%) Spring
7 30 (6.02%) .NET
8 28 (5.62%) CSS
8 28 (5.62%) HTML
9 26 (5.22%) Elastic Stack
10 24 (4.82%) jQuery
10 24 (4.82%) REST
11 23 (4.62%) Ajax
11 23 (4.62%) Hibernate
11 23 (4.62%) J2EE
11 23 (4.62%) JSP
11 23 (4.62%) JSTL
12 22 (4.42%) RabbitMQ
13 20 (4.02%) ASP.NET
13 20 (4.02%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 99 (19.88%) Fintech
2 42 (8.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 40 (8.03%) Public Cloud
4 36 (7.23%) Linux Command Line
5 31 (6.22%) Enterprise Software
6 29 (5.82%) Hybrid Cloud
7 28 (5.62%) Hedge funds
8 22 (4.42%) Data Centre
9 17 (3.41%) Algorithms
9 17 (3.41%) Data Structures
10 16 (3.21%) Cloud Native
11 15 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
12 14 (2.81%) Blog
13 11 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (2.01%) Industry 4.0
15 8 (1.61%) Private Cloud
16 7 (1.41%) Clustering
17 6 (1.20%) NHS
18 5 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
18 5 (1.00%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 387 (77.71%) Linux
2 177 (35.54%) Windows
3 55 (11.04%) Ubuntu
4 48 (9.64%) Unix
5 46 (9.24%) CentOS
6 43 (8.63%) Android
7 28 (5.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (5.22%) Windows Server
9 23 (4.62%) openSUSE
10 20 (4.02%) Apple iOS
10 20 (4.02%) Mac OS X
11 5 (1.00%) Debian
11 5 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.20%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.20%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (77.91%) DevOps
2 197 (39.56%) Configuration Management
3 176 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
4 122 (24.50%) Continuous Integration
5 97 (19.48%) Open Source
6 91 (18.27%) Wealth Management
7 88 (17.67%) Microservices
8 80 (16.06%) Asset Management
9 69 (13.86%) Load Balancing
10 58 (11.65%) Test Automation
11 57 (11.45%) Scrum
12 55 (11.04%) Software Engineering
13 54 (10.84%) High Availability
14 51 (10.24%) Continuous Delivery
15 45 (9.04%) SIEM
15 45 (9.04%) TDD
16 42 (8.43%) IT Strategy
17 39 (7.83%) Decision-Making
18 38 (7.63%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
19 37 (7.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 416 (83.53%) Python
2 225 (45.18%) Java
3 148 (29.72%) Ruby
4 133 (26.71%) C#
5 125 (25.10%) Bash Shell
5 125 (25.10%) Perl
6 107 (21.49%) Go
7 94 (18.88%) PHP
8 91 (18.27%) SQL
9 85 (17.07%) JavaScript
10 82 (16.47%) PowerShell
11 58 (11.65%) C++
12 36 (7.23%) C
13 31 (6.22%) Shell Script
14 20 (4.02%) Objective-C
15 14 (2.81%) Scala
16 2 (0.40%) Groovy
16 2 (0.40%) R
17 1 (0.20%) Java 8
17 1 (0.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 41 (8.23%) Degree
2 32 (6.43%) Security Cleared
3 30 (6.02%) DV Cleared
4 18 (3.61%) MCSE
4 18 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (3.41%) CCNA
5 17 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (3.41%) CISSP
5 17 (3.41%) CompTIA Security+
5 17 (3.41%) GIAC
5 17 (3.41%) Linux+ Certification
5 17 (3.41%) Network+ Certification
5 17 (3.41%) SANS
5 17 (3.41%) SSCP
6 15 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (3.01%) SC Cleared
7 13 (2.61%) AWS Certification
8 8 (1.61%) Master's Degree
8 8 (1.61%) RHCE
8 8 (1.61%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.00%) GDPR
2 3 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 233 (46.79%) Docker
2 56 (11.24%) vSphere
3 41 (8.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (6.63%) Active Directory
5 19 (3.82%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.80%) VMware Server
7 3 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.20%) Gluster
8 1 (0.20%) HDFS
8 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.20%) LXC
8 1 (0.20%) NFS
8 1 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 442 (88.76%) Ansible
2 357 (71.69%) Puppet
3 326 (65.46%) Opscode Chef
4 163 (32.73%) Kubernetes
5 138 (27.71%) Terraform
6 78 (15.66%) Nagios
7 71 (14.26%) Packer
8 65 (13.05%) Docker Swarm
9 55 (11.04%) Consul
9 55 (11.04%) Graphite
10 53 (10.64%) ZABBIX
11 46 (9.24%) Grafana
11 46 (9.24%) Opsview
12 19 (3.82%) SCCM
13 12 (2.41%) Mesos
14 11 (2.21%) BMC PATROL
14 11 (2.21%) Icinga
15 9 (1.81%) Prometheus
16 7 (1.41%) CFEngine
17 6 (1.20%) StatsD
Vendors
1 77 (15.46%) Red Hat
2 69 (13.86%) Google
3 55 (11.04%) VMware
4 44 (8.84%) Oracle
5 42 (8.43%) Microsoft
6 22 (4.42%) Atlassian
7 16 (3.21%) SaltStack
7 16 (3.21%) SAP
8 13 (2.61%) Citrix
8 13 (2.61%) Palo Alto
9 11 (2.21%) BMC
10 9 (1.81%) IBM
11 6 (1.20%) comScore
12 5 (1.00%) Perforce
13 3 (0.60%) SolarWinds
13 3 (0.60%) Splunk
13 3 (0.60%) Sun
14 2 (0.40%) Facebook
14 2 (0.40%) Jitterbit
14 2 (0.40%) Tableau