Period
to 28 February 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 28 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Salt
UK
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 779 667 864
Rank change year-on-year -112 +197 -83
Permanent jobs citing Salt 227 476 360
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.32% 0.20%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.45% 2.75% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 163 408 304
UK median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +12.00% -
10th Percentile £53,750 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £111,250 £95,000 £88,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £72,500 £60,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +20.83% +14.29% -6.67%

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 15,687 17,339 16,619
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.76% 11.48% 9.43%
Number of salaries quoted 12,012 13,552 13,369
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,635
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +9.24% +2.20%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%

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 28 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Salt in the UK

Salt
Top 11 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 28 February 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 -88 225 £75,000 +7.14% 24
London -64 156 £85,000 +21.43% 5
UK excluding London +4 68 £72,500 +20.83% 19
South East +49 51 £71,250 +14.00% 4
South West +50 8 £77,500 +63.16%
West Midlands +44 5 £72,500 +7.41% 1
Midlands +38 5 £72,500 +20.83% 1
North of England +11 3 £72,500 +20.83% 13
Wales -5 2 £73,750 +96.67%
North West -15 2 £72,500 +20.83% 1
Yorkshire +33 1 £50,000 -4.76% 12

For the 6 months to 28 February 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.

1 221 (97.36%) Puppet
2 210 (92.51%) Ansible
3 183 (80.62%) Opscode Chef
4 175 (77.09%) Python
5 150 (66.08%) Linux
6 149 (65.64%) DevOps
7 140 (61.67%) Java
8 127 (55.95%) AWS
9 112 (49.34%) Docker
10 102 (44.93%) Kubernetes
11 92 (40.53%) Terraform
11 92 (40.53%) Agile Software Development
12 81 (35.68%) Jenkins
13 79 (34.80%) Configuration Management
14 72 (31.72%) Ruby
15 68 (29.96%) Azure
16 66 (29.07%) Bash Shell
17 64 (28.19%) Degree
18 58 (25.55%) Continuous Integration
19 50 (22.03%) Vagrant
19 50 (22.03%) GCP
20 48 (21.15%) Finance
21 44 (19.38%) Google
21 44 (19.38%) Git (software)
22 43 (18.94%) Computer Science
23 42 (18.50%) Firewall
24 40 (17.62%) Kafka
25 39 (17.18%) JavaScript
26 38 (16.74%) Open Source
27 37 (16.30%) C++

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 33 (14.54%) Apache
1 33 (14.54%) Elasticsearch
2 32 (14.10%) Apache Spark
3 23 (10.13%) Apache Solr
4 22 (9.69%) Tomcat
5 17 (7.49%) nginx
6 16 (7.05%) OpenStack
7 13 (5.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 13 (5.73%) CMS
7 13 (5.73%) Headless CMS
8 5 (2.20%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (1.76%) Apache Airflow
9 4 (1.76%) Luigi
10 1 (0.44%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 127 (55.95%) AWS
2 68 (29.96%) Azure
3 50 (22.03%) GCP
4 22 (9.69%) IaaS
5 17 (7.49%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (7.49%) SaaS
6 16 (7.05%) Serverless
7 15 (6.61%) PaaS
8 13 (5.73%) Apigee
8 13 (5.73%) Boomi
9 12 (5.29%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (3.96%) Amazon S3
11 7 (3.08%) DigitalOcean
11 7 (3.08%) Linode
12 6 (2.64%) GitHub
13 5 (2.20%) Datadog
14 4 (1.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 4 (1.76%) Power Platform
15 3 (1.32%) Office 365
16 2 (0.88%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 42 (18.50%) Firewall
2 24 (10.57%) VPN
3 15 (6.61%) TCP/IP
4 10 (4.41%) Internet
4 10 (4.41%) MPLS
5 6 (2.64%) SSH
6 4 (1.76%) BGP
6 4 (1.76%) OSPF
6 4 (1.76%) VLAN
6 4 (1.76%) WAN
7 3 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.32%) DHCP
7 3 (1.32%) DNS
7 3 (1.32%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (1.32%) iSCSI
7 3 (1.32%) LAN
7 3 (1.32%) NAS
7 3 (1.32%) SAN
7 3 (1.32%) VPLS
8 2 (0.88%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (14.98%) Hadoop
2 33 (14.54%) Big Data
3 26 (11.45%) Apache Cassandra
4 25 (11.01%) MongoDB
4 25 (11.01%) Neo4j
5 24 (10.57%) Apache Accumulo
6 15 (6.61%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (4.41%) IBM InfoSphere
7 10 (4.41%) OrientDB
7 10 (4.41%) Redis
8 9 (3.96%) MySQL
9 5 (2.20%) SQL Server
10 4 (1.76%) Amazon Aurora
10 4 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.76%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.76%) Power BI
10 4 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.44%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 81 (35.68%) Jenkins
2 50 (22.03%) Vagrant
3 44 (19.38%) Git (software)
4 29 (12.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 14 (6.17%) Hudson
5 14 (6.17%) TeamCity
6 13 (5.73%) JUnit
6 13 (5.73%) Mockito
6 13 (5.73%) Spock
7 12 (5.29%) git-flow
7 12 (5.29%) RSpec
8 10 (4.41%) CircleCI
9 8 (3.52%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (2.20%) JIRA
11 4 (1.76%) Bitbucket
11 4 (1.76%) Liquibase
11 4 (1.76%) Travis CI
12 3 (1.32%) Artifactory
12 3 (1.32%) GitLab
13 1 (0.44%) Gradle
General
1 48 (21.15%) Finance
2 17 (7.49%) Games
3 9 (3.96%) Billing
3 9 (3.96%) Public Sector
4 8 (3.52%) Banking
4 8 (3.52%) Marketing
5 1 (0.44%) Back Office
5 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 120 (52.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 27 (11.89%) Senior DevOps
2 27 (11.89%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 23 (10.13%) AWS Engineer
3 23 (10.13%) Platform Engineer
4 18 (7.93%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 16 (7.05%) Architect
5 16 (7.05%) Cloud Engineer
6 15 (6.61%) AWS DevOps
6 15 (6.61%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 15 (6.61%) Linux Engineer
6 15 (6.61%) Technical Engineer
7 13 (5.73%) Big Data Analyst
7 13 (5.73%) Data Analyst
7 13 (5.73%) E-Commerce Engineer
7 13 (5.73%) Java Engineer
7 13 (5.73%) Java Software Engineer
7 13 (5.73%) Lead Software Engineer
7 13 (5.73%) Software Engineer
7 13 (5.73%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (17.62%) Kafka
2 31 (13.66%) Elastic Stack
3 28 (12.33%) Web Services
4 19 (8.37%) Natural Language Processing
5 18 (7.93%) Node.js
6 17 (7.49%) Spring Boot
7 16 (7.05%) RabbitMQ
8 14 (6.17%) J2EE
9 13 (5.73%) Spring
9 13 (5.73%) Spring Integration
10 12 (5.29%) REST
11 10 (4.41%) ZeroMQ
12 8 (3.52%) JSON
12 8 (3.52%) YAML
13 7 (3.08%) boto
14 4 (1.76%) Hibernate
14 4 (1.76%) React
15 3 (1.32%) .NET
15 3 (1.32%) LAMP
16 2 (0.88%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.57%) Public Cloud
2 19 (8.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 19 (8.37%) Virtual Team
3 18 (7.93%) Data Centre
3 18 (7.93%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (6.61%) Cloud Native
5 13 (5.73%) iPad
6 9 (3.96%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (3.08%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (3.08%) Linux Command Line
7 7 (3.08%) Mobile Banking
7 7 (3.08%) Online Gambling
7 7 (3.08%) Reinsurance
8 6 (2.64%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.32%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.88%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.88%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.88%) PMI
11 1 (0.44%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 150 (66.08%) Linux
2 34 (14.98%) Windows
3 28 (12.33%) Unix
4 13 (5.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (3.96%) CentOS
6 8 (3.52%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (65.64%) DevOps
2 92 (40.53%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (34.80%) Configuration Management
4 58 (25.55%) Continuous Integration
5 43 (18.94%) Computer Science
6 38 (16.74%) Open Source
7 37 (16.30%) Deployment Automation
8 35 (15.42%) Scrum
9 34 (14.98%) Infrastructure Automation
9 34 (14.98%) Microservices
10 33 (14.54%) Infrastructure as Code
11 30 (13.22%) Business Development
12 29 (12.78%) Fintech
13 28 (12.33%) Software Engineering
14 27 (11.89%) Analytics
15 26 (11.45%) High Availability
15 26 (11.45%) Technical Leadership
16 25 (11.01%) Mathematics
17 23 (10.13%) Data Analytics
17 23 (10.13%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 175 (77.09%) Python
2 140 (61.67%) Java
3 72 (31.72%) Ruby
4 66 (29.07%) Bash Shell
5 39 (17.18%) JavaScript
6 37 (16.30%) C++
7 36 (15.86%) Go
8 34 (14.98%) Perl
9 28 (12.33%) SQL
10 27 (11.89%) Scala
11 15 (6.61%) Shell Script
12 13 (5.73%) C#
12 13 (5.73%) Groovy
12 13 (5.73%) Java 8
12 13 (5.73%) MATLAB
13 10 (4.41%) C
14 8 (3.52%) PowerShell
15 7 (3.08%) PHP
16 4 (1.76%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.88%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 64 (28.19%) Degree
2 34 (14.98%) Security Cleared
3 31 (13.66%) SC Cleared
4 21 (9.25%) DV Cleared
5 16 (7.05%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (2.64%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.32%) CCNA
7 3 (1.32%) CCNP
7 3 (1.32%) RHCE
7 3 (1.32%) RHCSA
7 3 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.88%) CCIE
8 2 (0.88%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.44%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.44%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.08%) QA
2 6 (2.64%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.88%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 112 (49.34%) Docker
2 24 (10.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 12 (5.29%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (3.96%) Xen
5 6 (2.64%) iptables
5 6 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (2.64%) VMware Workstation
5 6 (2.64%) vSphere
6 4 (1.76%) Active Directory
6 4 (1.76%) VirtualBox
6 4 (1.76%) zsh
7 3 (1.32%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.44%) LXC
8 1 (0.44%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 221 (97.36%) Puppet
2 210 (92.51%) Ansible
3 183 (80.62%) Opscode Chef
4 102 (44.93%) Kubernetes
5 92 (40.53%) Terraform
6 33 (14.54%) Consul
6 33 (14.54%) Packer
7 22 (9.69%) Grafana
8 21 (9.25%) Docker Swarm
8 21 (9.25%) Graphite
8 21 (9.25%) Nagios
8 21 (9.25%) Opsview
8 21 (9.25%) ZABBIX
9 13 (5.73%) Istio
9 13 (5.73%) Kibana
9 13 (5.73%) Knative
9 13 (5.73%) Prometheus
10 12 (5.29%) Icinga
11 9 (3.96%) Mesos
12 3 (1.32%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 44 (19.38%) Google
2 24 (10.57%) Oracle
3 23 (10.13%) IBM
4 22 (9.69%) Red Hat
5 18 (7.93%) VMware
6 13 (5.73%) Adobe
6 13 (5.73%) Dell
6 13 (5.73%) Dynatrace
6 13 (5.73%) Microsoft
6 13 (5.73%) MuleSoft
6 13 (5.73%) New Relic
6 13 (5.73%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (5.73%) SAP
6 13 (5.73%) Splunk
7 7 (3.08%) SaltStack
8 6 (2.64%) Sun
9 4 (1.76%) AppDynamics
10 3 (1.32%) Cisco
10 3 (1.32%) Citrix
11 2 (0.88%) Atlassian