Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Salt
UK
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 717 791 712
Rank change year-on-year +74 -79 +178
Permanent jobs citing Salt 59 325 518
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.091% 0.23% 0.30%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.60% 1.76% 2.90%
Number of salaries quoted 37 258 400
Median annual salary £80,000 £67,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.52% +12.50% +4.35%
10th Percentile £55,000 £45,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £94,250 £95,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £63,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +27.50% -4.76%

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 9,805 18,474 17,854
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.08% 12.94% 10.45%
Number of salaries quoted 7,849 14,038 14,139
Median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 8 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Salt in the UK

Salt
Top 9 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 8 August 2020. 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 +74 57 £80,000 +18.52% 17
London +36 46 £82,500 +17.86% 10
UK excluding London +212 13 £67,500 +5.88% 7
South East +149 6 £67,500 -3.57% 2
South West +109 4 £80,000 +52.38%
North of England +148 1 £50,000 -20.00% 4
Yorkshire +118 1 £50,000 -20.00%
Scotland +94 1 £67,500 -
Wales +28 1 £45,000 +16.88%

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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 57 (96.61%) Puppet
2 54 (91.53%) Python
3 48 (81.36%) Ansible
4 45 (76.27%) Opscode Chef
5 44 (74.58%) AWS
6 42 (71.19%) Java
7 40 (67.80%) DevOps
8 39 (66.10%) Kubernetes
8 39 (66.10%) Linux
9 37 (62.71%) Docker
10 31 (52.54%) Jenkins
11 29 (49.15%) Agile Software Development
12 28 (47.46%) Azure
13 23 (38.98%) Ruby
14 22 (37.29%) Git (software)
15 20 (33.90%) Go
16 19 (32.20%) Configuration Management
17 18 (30.51%) Terraform
18 17 (28.81%) Degree
18 17 (28.81%) Bash Shell
19 16 (27.12%) Packer
20 15 (25.42%) Consul
20 15 (25.42%) Apache
21 14 (23.73%) Continuous Integration
22 13 (22.03%) Node.js
22 13 (22.03%) C++
22 13 (22.03%) SQL
22 13 (22.03%) Kafka
23 12 (20.34%) Big Data
23 12 (20.34%) Microservices

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 15 (25.42%) Apache
2 10 (16.95%) Apache Spark
2 10 (16.95%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (15.25%) Tomcat
4 7 (11.86%) Apache Solr
5 3 (5.08%) Apache Airflow
5 3 (5.08%) Luigi
6 1 (1.69%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.69%) nginx
6 1 (1.69%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 44 (74.58%) AWS
2 28 (47.46%) Azure
3 12 (20.34%) GCP
4 10 (16.95%) PaaS
5 9 (15.25%) IaaS
6 8 (13.56%) SaaS
7 7 (11.86%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (8.47%) Serverless
9 4 (6.78%) Amazon S3
10 3 (5.08%) Amazon ECS
10 3 (5.08%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (3.39%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (3.39%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (3.39%) Datadog
11 2 (3.39%) GitHub
11 2 (3.39%) npm
11 2 (3.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (3.39%) Yarn
12 1 (1.69%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (1.69%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.64%) Firewall
2 10 (16.95%) VPN
3 2 (3.39%) Network Security
3 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.39%) VLAN
4 1 (1.69%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (1.69%) LAN
4 1 (1.69%) MVNO
4 1 (1.69%) Wireless
4 1 (1.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.34%) Big Data
1 12 (20.34%) Hadoop
2 9 (15.25%) Apache Cassandra
2 9 (15.25%) MongoDB
2 9 (15.25%) Neo4j
3 7 (11.86%) Apache Accumulo
4 5 (8.47%) MySQL
4 5 (8.47%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (5.08%) IBM InfoSphere
5 3 (5.08%) NoSQL
5 3 (5.08%) OrientDB
6 1 (1.69%) Redis
6 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (52.54%) Jenkins
2 22 (37.29%) Git (software)
3 11 (18.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 11 (18.64%) Vagrant
4 10 (16.95%) Hudson
5 5 (8.47%) git-flow
5 5 (8.47%) RSpec
5 5 (8.47%) TeamCity
6 4 (6.78%) GitLab
6 4 (6.78%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (5.08%) Artifactory
8 2 (3.39%) Bitbucket
8 2 (3.39%) CircleCI
8 2 (3.39%) Gerrit
8 2 (3.39%) GoCD
8 2 (3.39%) Gradle
8 2 (3.39%) Maven
8 2 (3.39%) Travis CI
General
1 5 (8.47%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Marketing
3 2 (3.39%) Banking
3 2 (3.39%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.69%) Advertising
4 1 (1.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (50.85%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (15.25%) Platform Engineer
3 7 (11.86%) AWS Engineer
4 6 (10.17%) Architect
4 6 (10.17%) Senior Platform Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Big Data Architect
5 5 (8.47%) Big Data Solutions Architect
5 5 (8.47%) Cloud Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Data Architect
5 5 (8.47%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (6.78%) Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) AWS DevOps
6 4 (6.78%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Big Data Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Data Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) DevOps Engineer - Fintech
6 4 (6.78%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 4 (6.78%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.03%) Kafka
1 13 (22.03%) Node.js
2 11 (18.64%) Elastic Stack
3 9 (15.25%) Web Services
4 7 (11.86%) Natural Language Processing
5 3 (5.08%) LAMP
5 3 (5.08%) ZeroMQ
6 2 (3.39%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.39%) CSS
6 2 (3.39%) HTML
6 2 (3.39%) JSON
6 2 (3.39%) React
6 2 (3.39%) Vue.js
6 2 (3.39%) XML
6 2 (3.39%) YAML
7 1 (1.69%) Java EE
7 1 (1.69%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.69%) Spring
7 1 (1.69%) Spring Boot
7 1 (1.69%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.34%) Public Cloud
2 9 (15.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 7 (11.86%) Data Centre
4 4 (6.78%) Cloud Native
5 3 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.39%) NHS
6 2 (3.39%) PMI
7 1 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.69%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 39 (66.10%) Linux
2 10 (16.95%) Windows
3 7 (11.86%) Unix
4 1 (1.69%) CentOS
4 1 (1.69%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (67.80%) DevOps
2 29 (49.15%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (32.20%) Configuration Management
4 14 (23.73%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (20.34%) Microservices
6 11 (18.64%) Analytics
6 11 (18.64%) High Availability
6 11 (18.64%) Load Balancing
7 10 (16.95%) Machine Learning
8 9 (15.25%) Business Development
8 9 (15.25%) Infrastructure Automation
8 9 (15.25%) SIEM
8 9 (15.25%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 7 (11.86%) Data Analytics
9 7 (11.86%) Fintech
9 7 (11.86%) Technical Leadership
10 6 (10.17%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (10.17%) TDD
11 5 (8.47%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (91.53%) Python
2 42 (71.19%) Java
3 23 (38.98%) Ruby
4 20 (33.90%) Go
5 17 (28.81%) Bash Shell
6 13 (22.03%) C++
6 13 (22.03%) SQL
7 9 (15.25%) JavaScript
8 8 (13.56%) Scala
9 6 (10.17%) Perl
10 4 (6.78%) MATLAB
11 3 (5.08%) C#
11 3 (5.08%) PowerShell
12 2 (3.39%) Shell Script
13 1 (1.69%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 17 (28.81%) Degree
2 9 (15.25%) Security Cleared
3 7 (11.86%) DV Cleared
3 7 (11.86%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (3.39%) AWS Certification
5 2 (3.39%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.69%) CCNA
6 1 (1.69%) CCNP
6 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.69%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) FINRA
2 1 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (62.71%) Docker
2 7 (11.86%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 6 (10.17%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.39%) VirtualBox
4 2 (3.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 57 (96.61%) Puppet
2 48 (81.36%) Ansible
3 45 (76.27%) Opscode Chef
4 39 (66.10%) Kubernetes
5 18 (30.51%) Terraform
6 16 (27.12%) Packer
7 15 (25.42%) Consul
8 12 (20.34%) Grafana
9 10 (16.95%) Graphite
9 10 (16.95%) Nagios
10 9 (15.25%) Docker Swarm
10 9 (15.25%) Opsview
10 9 (15.25%) ZABBIX
11 8 (13.56%) Prometheus
12 5 (8.47%) Icinga
13 2 (3.39%) BMC PATROL
13 2 (3.39%) Control-M
14 1 (1.69%) CFEngine
14 1 (1.69%) Ganglia
14 1 (1.69%) Rancher
Vendors
1 10 (16.95%) Google
2 5 (8.47%) Oracle
3 4 (6.78%) IBM
4 2 (3.39%) Cadence
5 1 (1.69%) Cisco
5 1 (1.69%) Meraki
5 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.69%) New Relic
5 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.69%) SAP