Period
to 21 September 2018

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 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Salt
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 670 885 848
Rank change year-on-year +215 -37 +160
Permanent jobs citing Salt 550 305 440
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.14% 1.93% 2.53%
Number of salaries quoted 422 268 388
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £91,125 £77,500 £80,796
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £53,500
% change year-on-year - -1.87% -17.69%

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 17,502 15,802 17,374
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.45% 8.94% 8.93%
Number of salaries quoted 13,962 12,819 14,141
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,756 £31,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 21 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Salt in the UK

Salt
Top 16 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 21 September 2018. 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 +213 528 £60,000 +9.09% 58
London +204 339 £70,000 +16.67% 34
UK excluding London +97 199 £52,500 - 29
North of England +51 75 £53,250 +1.43% 10
North West +69 68 £57,500 +9.52% 4
South East +12 47 £55,000 +15.79% 7
Midlands +21 23 £57,500 +4.55% 3
South West 0 21 £45,000 -21.74% 4
West Midlands +21 20 £57,500 -11.54% 1
East of England +19 16 £75,000 +50.00%
Scotland - 12 £45,000 - 1
Yorkshire +3 6 £52,500 -4.55% 4
Wales - 5 £43,250 - 1
East Midlands -9 3 £67,500 +28.57% 2
Northern Ireland - 3 £50,000 - 3
North East -20 1 £50,000 -23.08% 2

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, 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.

1 461 (83.82%) Ansible
2 449 (81.64%) Puppet
3 425 (77.27%) DevOps
3 425 (77.27%) Python
4 401 (72.91%) Opscode Chef
5 398 (72.36%) Linux
6 371 (67.45%) Amazon AWS
7 311 (56.55%) Docker
8 289 (52.55%) Microsoft Azure
9 267 (48.55%) Configuration Management
10 244 (44.36%) Java
11 237 (43.09%) Agile Software Development
12 212 (38.55%) Kubernetes
13 191 (34.73%) Jenkins
14 188 (34.18%) Bash Shell
15 181 (32.91%) Windows
16 177 (32.18%) Ruby
17 158 (28.73%) Node.js
18 157 (28.55%) Continuous Integration
19 151 (27.45%) Open Source
20 140 (25.45%) Terraform
21 133 (24.18%) Scrum
22 131 (23.82%) Git (software)
23 129 (23.45%) C#
24 126 (22.91%) Go
25 124 (22.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
26 121 (22.00%) Firewall
27 116 (21.09%) TCP/IP
28 113 (20.55%) PowerShell
29 111 (20.18%) 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 74 (13.45%) OpenStack
2 67 (12.18%) Tomcat
3 49 (8.91%) Apache
4 41 (7.45%) Apache Pig
5 33 (6.00%) Cloud Foundry
6 25 (4.55%) nginx
6 25 (4.55%) WebSphere
7 23 (4.18%) JBoss
7 23 (4.18%) WebLogic
8 18 (3.27%) GlassFish
9 16 (2.91%) Confluence
10 14 (2.55%) WordPress
11 8 (1.45%) Apache Spark
11 8 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.91%) lighttpd
13 4 (0.73%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.73%) SharePoint
14 3 (0.55%) Jetty
15 2 (0.36%) Moodle
16 1 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.55%) Magento
2 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 371 (67.45%) Amazon AWS
2 289 (52.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 103 (18.73%) Google Cloud Platform
4 93 (16.91%) AWS CloudFormation
5 31 (5.64%) Cloud Computing
6 27 (4.91%) Serverless
7 26 (4.73%) IaaS
7 26 (4.73%) PaaS
8 25 (4.55%) IBM Cloud
9 23 (4.18%) OpenShift
10 9 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (1.64%) Amazon S3
11 8 (1.45%) DigitalOcean
12 7 (1.27%) GitHub
12 7 (1.27%) Linode
12 7 (1.27%) SaaS
12 7 (1.27%) Slack
12 7 (1.27%) Trello
13 5 (0.91%) Sumo Logic
14 4 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 121 (22.00%) Firewall
2 116 (21.09%) TCP/IP
3 63 (11.45%) HTTP
4 58 (10.55%) VPN
5 44 (8.00%) SSL
6 26 (4.73%) DNS
7 22 (4.00%) Internet
8 19 (3.45%) VLAN
9 10 (1.82%) SAN
10 8 (1.45%) LAN
11 7 (1.27%) AMQP
11 7 (1.27%) WAN
12 5 (0.91%) BGP
12 5 (0.91%) DHCP
13 4 (0.73%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (0.73%) NAS
13 4 (0.73%) VoIP
14 3 (0.55%) Reverse Proxy
14 3 (0.55%) SSH
14 3 (0.55%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (14.73%) MySQL
2 75 (13.64%) Big Data
3 71 (12.91%) SQL Server
4 51 (9.27%) Hadoop
5 42 (7.64%) Apache Hive
6 30 (5.45%) MongoDB
7 28 (5.09%) PostgreSQL
8 22 (4.00%) Relational Database
9 17 (3.09%) RDBMS
10 13 (2.36%) Apache Cassandra
10 13 (2.36%) Neo4j
10 13 (2.36%) Redis
11 10 (1.82%) MariaDB
12 9 (1.64%) Amazon Redshift
13 6 (1.09%) Blockchain
13 6 (1.09%) DB2
14 5 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
14 5 (0.91%) HBase
14 5 (0.91%) NoSQL
15 4 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 191 (34.73%) Jenkins
2 131 (23.82%) Git (software)
3 124 (22.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 94 (17.09%) TeamCity
5 91 (16.55%) Vagrant
6 80 (14.55%) JIRA
7 75 (13.64%) Octopus Deploy
8 65 (11.82%) Bitbucket
8 65 (11.82%) Selenium
9 62 (11.27%) Hudson
10 58 (10.55%) Subversion
11 51 (9.27%) Robot Framework
12 42 (7.64%) CodeSonar
12 42 (7.64%) git-flow
13 29 (5.27%) Maven
14 18 (3.27%) GitLab
15 15 (2.73%) Gradle
16 14 (2.55%) JUnit
16 14 (2.55%) Log4j
16 14 (2.55%) TestNG
General
1 91 (16.55%) Finance
2 19 (3.45%) Banking
3 18 (3.27%) Marketing
4 14 (2.55%) Legal
5 12 (2.18%) Financial Institution
5 12 (2.18%) Games
5 12 (2.18%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.64%) Retail
6 9 (1.64%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.45%) Electronics
7 8 (1.45%) Law
8 7 (1.27%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.73%) Billing
9 4 (0.73%) Publishing
10 2 (0.36%) Advertising
11 1 (0.18%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 270 (49.09%) DevOps Engineer
2 54 (9.82%) AWS DevOps
3 52 (9.45%) Software Engineer
4 45 (8.18%) Architect
5 43 (7.82%) AWS Engineer
5 43 (7.82%) Developer
6 40 (7.27%) Cloud Engineer
7 36 (6.55%) C++ Software Engineer
7 36 (6.55%) Java Engineer
7 36 (6.55%) Java Software Engineer
8 31 (5.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 30 (5.45%) C# Software Engineer
10 29 (5.27%) Cloud Architect
11 26 (4.73%) Java Developer
11 26 (4.73%) Senior DevOps
12 25 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
12 25 (4.55%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 25 (4.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 23 (4.18%) Platform Engineer
14 22 (4.00%) DevOps Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (28.73%) Node.js
2 79 (14.36%) Java EE
3 69 (12.55%) .NET
4 60 (10.91%) LAMP
5 52 (9.45%) REST
6 51 (9.27%) RabbitMQ
7 44 (8.00%) Django
7 44 (8.00%) Spring
7 44 (8.00%) Web Services
8 43 (7.82%) ASP.NET
9 42 (7.64%) .NET Framework
9 42 (7.64%) SOAP
9 42 (7.64%) Spring MVC
9 42 (7.64%) STL
10 27 (4.91%) Elastic Stack
10 27 (4.91%) Spring Boot
11 25 (4.55%) CSS
11 25 (4.55%) HTML
12 19 (3.45%) LAPP Stack
13 17 (3.09%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 73 (13.27%) Public Cloud
2 69 (12.55%) Fintech
3 53 (9.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 47 (8.55%) Enterprise Software
5 40 (7.27%) Computer Science
5 40 (7.27%) Data Centre
6 31 (5.64%) Hybrid Cloud
7 28 (5.09%) Self-Motivation
8 27 (4.91%) Cloud Native
9 25 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
10 23 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
11 21 (3.82%) Blog
12 12 (2.18%) Cyberthreat
13 11 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
14 8 (1.45%) Hedge funds
14 8 (1.45%) Online Gambling
14 8 (1.45%) Virtual Team
15 5 (0.91%) Clustering
16 4 (0.73%) Replication
16 4 (0.73%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 398 (72.36%) Linux
2 181 (32.91%) Windows
3 57 (10.36%) Android
4 52 (9.45%) Unix
5 43 (7.82%) Apple iOS
6 42 (7.64%) Mac OS X
7 37 (6.73%) Ubuntu
8 31 (5.64%) CentOS
9 16 (2.91%) Windows Server
10 14 (2.55%) openSUSE
11 12 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (1.27%) Debian
13 4 (0.73%) CoreOS
13 4 (0.73%) SUSE
13 4 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.55%) Solaris
15 1 (0.18%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 425 (77.27%) DevOps
2 267 (48.55%) Configuration Management
3 237 (43.09%) Agile Software Development
4 157 (28.55%) Continuous Integration
5 151 (27.45%) Open Source
6 133 (24.18%) Scrum
7 111 (20.18%) Microservices
8 91 (16.55%) Software Engineering
9 85 (15.45%) Test Automation
10 80 (14.55%) High Availability
11 72 (13.09%) Load Balancing
12 58 (10.55%) Wealth Management
13 57 (10.36%) Cybersecurity
14 55 (10.00%) TDD
15 53 (9.64%) SIEM
16 52 (9.45%) Stakeholder Management
17 51 (9.27%) API Design
18 47 (8.55%) Continuous Delivery
18 47 (8.55%) Problem-Solving
19 45 (8.18%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 425 (77.27%) Python
2 244 (44.36%) Java
3 188 (34.18%) Bash Shell
4 177 (32.18%) Ruby
5 129 (23.45%) C#
6 126 (22.91%) Go
7 113 (20.55%) PowerShell
8 90 (16.36%) JavaScript
9 89 (16.18%) PHP
10 84 (15.27%) Perl
11 75 (13.64%) C++
12 54 (9.82%) SQL
13 47 (8.55%) C
14 42 (7.64%) Objective-C
15 25 (4.55%) Shell Script
16 12 (2.18%) Scala
17 6 (1.09%) Groovy
18 3 (0.55%) Java 8
19 1 (0.18%) Rust
Qualifications
1 60 (10.91%) Degree
2 53 (9.64%) Security Cleared
3 48 (8.73%) DV Cleared
4 45 (8.18%) MCSE
4 45 (8.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 44 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
6 42 (7.64%) CCNA
7 41 (7.45%) CISSP
7 41 (7.45%) CompTIA Security+
7 41 (7.45%) GIAC
7 41 (7.45%) Linux+ Certification
7 41 (7.45%) Network+ Certification
7 41 (7.45%) SANS
7 41 (7.45%) SSCP
8 23 (4.18%) Master's Degree
9 20 (3.64%) RHCE
10 19 (3.45%) RHCSA
11 13 (2.36%) SC Cleared
12 12 (2.18%) AWS Certification
13 6 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (7.27%) GCP
2 7 (1.27%) QA
3 5 (0.91%) GDPR
4 2 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 311 (56.55%) Docker
2 61 (11.09%) vSphere
3 36 (6.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (4.55%) Active Directory
5 20 (3.64%) VirtualBox
6 13 (2.36%) Hyper-V
7 12 (2.18%) Xen
8 5 (0.91%) HDFS
8 5 (0.91%) vCloud
9 4 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.55%) KVM
10 3 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.36%) NFS
12 1 (0.18%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.18%) Gluster
12 1 (0.18%) LXC
12 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 461 (83.82%) Ansible
2 449 (81.64%) Puppet
3 401 (72.91%) Opscode Chef
4 212 (38.55%) Kubernetes
5 140 (25.45%) Terraform
6 90 (16.36%) Nagios
7 76 (13.82%) Docker Swarm
8 69 (12.55%) ZABBIX
9 67 (12.18%) Grafana
10 66 (12.00%) Packer
11 63 (11.45%) Graphite
12 59 (10.73%) Consul
13 57 (10.36%) Opsview
14 15 (2.73%) BMC PATROL
15 14 (2.55%) CFEngine
16 9 (1.64%) Icinga
16 9 (1.64%) Mesos
17 6 (1.09%) Munin
18 4 (0.73%) HP SiteScope
18 4 (0.73%) SCCM
Vendors
1 97 (17.64%) Google
2 87 (15.82%) Microsoft
3 62 (11.27%) Red Hat
4 61 (11.09%) VMware
5 33 (6.00%) SaltStack
6 24 (4.36%) IBM
6 24 (4.36%) Oracle
7 23 (4.18%) SAP
8 21 (3.82%) Citrix
9 15 (2.73%) BMC
10 11 (2.00%) Splunk
11 9 (1.64%) Atlassian
11 9 (1.64%) New Relic
12 7 (1.27%) Perforce
13 6 (1.09%) AppDynamics
14 5 (0.91%) Rackspace
15 3 (0.55%) Brocade
15 3 (0.55%) Facebook
15 3 (0.55%) NetApp
15 3 (0.55%) SolarWinds