Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Salt
UK
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 622 901 813
Rank change year-on-year +279 -88 +205
Permanent jobs citing Salt 602 301 452
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.17% 0.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.39% 1.87% 2.65%
Number of salaries quoted 457 267 401
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% -8.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £78,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% -12.50% +4.35%

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 17,775 16,120 17,049
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.91% 8.93% 8.92%
Number of salaries quoted 14,034 13,235 13,798
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,957 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,039 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.97% - +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 15 November 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 15 November 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 +258 573 £61,500 +6.96% 57
London +216 372 £70,000 +12.00% 27
UK excluding London +114 217 £57,500 +9.52% 35
North of England +64 83 £60,000 +14.29% 10
North West +94 79 £60,000 +14.29% 6
South East +45 49 £60,000 +26.32% 8
South West +19 26 £45,000 - 1
Midlands +27 25 £57,500 +4.55% 7
West Midlands +40 21 £57,500 - 4
Scotland - 19 £45,000 - 2
East of England +23 11 £58,750 +17.50% 4
East Midlands +6 4 £52,500 -4.55% 3
Yorkshire +3 3 £52,500 - 4
Wales - 3 £44,000 - 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £50,000 - 2
North East - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 520 (86.38%) Ansible
2 477 (79.24%) Python
3 475 (78.90%) Puppet
4 465 (77.24%) DevOps
5 446 (74.09%) Linux
6 428 (71.10%) Amazon AWS
7 424 (70.43%) Opscode Chef
8 326 (54.15%) Microsoft Azure
9 314 (52.16%) Docker
10 290 (48.17%) Java
11 282 (46.84%) Configuration Management
12 250 (41.53%) Agile Software Development
13 229 (38.04%) Jenkins
14 222 (36.88%) Kubernetes
15 208 (34.55%) Windows
16 190 (31.56%) Ruby
17 178 (29.57%) Node.js
18 165 (27.41%) Git (software)
19 164 (27.24%) Bash Shell
20 163 (27.08%) Open Source
20 163 (27.08%) Terraform
21 162 (26.91%) Continuous Integration
22 161 (26.74%) C#
23 155 (25.75%) Firewall
24 144 (23.92%) Go
25 140 (23.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
26 133 (22.09%) Microservices
27 128 (21.26%) AWS CloudFormation
28 120 (19.93%) Scrum
28 120 (19.93%) TCP/IP

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 88 (14.62%) Tomcat
2 69 (11.46%) Apache
3 54 (8.97%) OpenStack
4 38 (6.31%) Apache Pig
5 36 (5.98%) nginx
6 30 (4.98%) Cloud Foundry
7 26 (4.32%) JBoss
8 25 (4.15%) WebSphere
9 22 (3.65%) WebLogic
9 22 (3.65%) WordPress
10 20 (3.32%) Confluence
11 19 (3.16%) GlassFish
12 13 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
13 10 (1.66%) MS Exchange
14 7 (1.16%) Apache Spark
15 6 (1.00%) lighttpd
16 4 (0.66%) SharePoint
17 3 (0.50%) Jetty
18 2 (0.33%) Moodle
19 1 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 10 (1.66%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.00%) Snapchat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 428 (71.10%) Amazon AWS
2 326 (54.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 128 (21.26%) AWS CloudFormation
4 108 (17.94%) Google Cloud Platform
5 51 (8.47%) Cloud Computing
6 34 (5.65%) OpenShift
7 31 (5.15%) Serverless
8 25 (4.15%) PaaS
9 24 (3.99%) GitHub
9 24 (3.99%) IBM Cloud
10 16 (2.66%) Amazon EC2
11 12 (1.99%) Amazon S3
12 11 (1.83%) IaaS
13 10 (1.66%) Office 365
14 9 (1.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 9 (1.50%) AWS Lambda
14 9 (1.50%) SaaS
15 8 (1.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 7 (1.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 7 (1.16%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 155 (25.75%) Firewall
2 120 (19.93%) TCP/IP
3 72 (11.96%) VPN
4 53 (8.80%) HTTP
5 42 (6.98%) SSL
6 34 (5.65%) DNS
7 22 (3.65%) VLAN
8 20 (3.32%) Internet
9 11 (1.83%) SAN
10 9 (1.50%) SNMP
11 8 (1.33%) LAN
12 7 (1.16%) WAN
13 6 (1.00%) DHCP
13 6 (1.00%) Intrusion Detection
14 5 (0.83%) BGP
15 4 (0.66%) NAS
16 3 (0.50%) Reverse Proxy
16 3 (0.50%) SSH
16 3 (0.50%) VoIP
17 2 (0.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (13.79%) MySQL
2 81 (13.46%) Big Data
3 76 (12.62%) SQL Server
4 51 (8.47%) Hadoop
5 39 (6.48%) Apache Hive
6 32 (5.32%) MongoDB
7 28 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
8 24 (3.99%) Apache Cassandra
9 22 (3.65%) Relational Database
10 18 (2.99%) RDBMS
11 17 (2.82%) MariaDB
11 17 (2.82%) Neo4j
11 17 (2.82%) Redis
12 11 (1.83%) NoSQL
13 10 (1.66%) Amazon Redshift
14 8 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
15 7 (1.16%) Blockchain
16 4 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
16 4 (0.66%) HBase
17 3 (0.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 229 (38.04%) Jenkins
2 165 (27.41%) Git (software)
3 140 (23.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 118 (19.60%) TeamCity
5 111 (18.44%) Vagrant
6 110 (18.27%) Octopus Deploy
7 98 (16.28%) JIRA
7 98 (16.28%) Subversion
8 81 (13.46%) Bitbucket
9 70 (11.63%) Hudson
9 70 (11.63%) Selenium
10 48 (7.97%) Maven
10 48 (7.97%) Robot Framework
11 40 (6.64%) CodeSonar
11 40 (6.64%) git-flow
12 22 (3.65%) Gradle
12 22 (3.65%) JUnit
12 22 (3.65%) Log4j
12 22 (3.65%) TestNG
13 20 (3.32%) GitLab
General
1 117 (19.44%) Finance
2 19 (3.16%) Banking
2 19 (3.16%) Games
3 17 (2.82%) Marketing
4 12 (1.99%) Electronics
5 11 (1.83%) Manufacturing
5 11 (1.83%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.33%) Law
7 7 (1.16%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.16%) Legal
7 7 (1.16%) Retail
8 6 (1.00%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.66%) Billing
10 1 (0.17%) Advertising
10 1 (0.17%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 286 (47.51%) DevOps Engineer
2 56 (9.30%) Software Engineer
3 54 (8.97%) AWS DevOps
4 53 (8.80%) Cloud Engineer
5 50 (8.31%) AWS Engineer
6 48 (7.97%) Developer
7 43 (7.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 40 (6.64%) Platform Engineer
9 36 (5.98%) Architect
10 35 (5.81%) Senior DevOps
11 34 (5.65%) C++ Software Engineer
11 34 (5.65%) DevOps Manager
11 34 (5.65%) Java Engineer
11 34 (5.65%) Java Software Engineer
11 34 (5.65%) Linux Engineer
11 34 (5.65%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 30 (4.98%) Java Developer
13 28 (4.65%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 28 (4.65%) Cloud Architect
14 27 (4.49%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (29.57%) Node.js
2 84 (13.95%) Java EE
3 69 (11.46%) .NET
4 62 (10.30%) LAMP
5 51 (8.47%) Spring
6 47 (7.81%) REST
6 47 (7.81%) Web Services
7 44 (7.31%) RabbitMQ
8 42 (6.98%) Django
9 41 (6.81%) ASP.NET
10 40 (6.64%) .NET Framework
10 40 (6.64%) SOAP
10 40 (6.64%) Spring MVC
10 40 (6.64%) STL
11 34 (5.65%) Elastic Stack
12 32 (5.32%) CSS
12 32 (5.32%) HTML
13 26 (4.32%) LAPP Stack
14 25 (4.15%) Spring Boot
15 24 (3.99%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 94 (15.61%) Fintech
2 65 (10.80%) Public Cloud
3 63 (10.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 51 (8.47%) Enterprise Software
5 46 (7.64%) Computer Science
6 45 (7.48%) Hybrid Cloud
7 44 (7.31%) Linux Command Line
8 39 (6.48%) Data Centre
9 28 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
10 27 (4.49%) Blog
10 27 (4.49%) Cloud Native
11 20 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (2.49%) Hedge funds
13 11 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
14 9 (1.50%) Private Cloud
15 8 (1.33%) Clustering
15 8 (1.33%) Industry 4.0
15 8 (1.33%) Online Gambling
16 6 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
16 6 (1.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 446 (74.09%) Linux
2 208 (34.55%) Windows
3 63 (10.47%) Android
4 57 (9.47%) Ubuntu
5 54 (8.97%) Unix
6 41 (6.81%) Apple iOS
7 40 (6.64%) CentOS
7 40 (6.64%) Mac OS X
8 26 (4.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (3.65%) openSUSE
9 22 (3.65%) Windows Server
10 8 (1.33%) Debian
11 5 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.66%) Solaris
13 3 (0.50%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.33%) SUSE
15 1 (0.17%) DC/OS
15 1 (0.17%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 465 (77.24%) DevOps
2 282 (46.84%) Configuration Management
3 250 (41.53%) Agile Software Development
4 163 (27.08%) Open Source
5 162 (26.91%) Continuous Integration
6 133 (22.09%) Microservices
7 120 (19.93%) Scrum
8 96 (15.95%) Software Engineering
9 95 (15.78%) Load Balancing
10 94 (15.61%) Test Automation
11 84 (13.95%) Wealth Management
12 78 (12.96%) High Availability
13 68 (11.30%) Asset Management
14 63 (10.47%) SIEM
15 61 (10.13%) Continuous Delivery
16 55 (9.14%) TDD
17 54 (8.97%) IT Strategy
18 53 (8.80%) Cybersecurity
19 52 (8.64%) API Design
20 50 (8.31%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 477 (79.24%) Python
2 290 (48.17%) Java
3 190 (31.56%) Ruby
4 164 (27.24%) Bash Shell
5 161 (26.74%) C#
6 144 (23.92%) Go
7 117 (19.44%) Perl
8 113 (18.77%) PowerShell
9 110 (18.27%) PHP
10 107 (17.77%) JavaScript
11 88 (14.62%) C++
12 84 (13.95%) SQL
13 58 (9.63%) C
14 40 (6.64%) Objective-C
15 32 (5.32%) Shell Script
16 10 (1.66%) Scala
17 5 (0.83%) Groovy
18 3 (0.50%) Java 8
19 1 (0.17%) Rust
Qualifications
1 55 (9.14%) Degree
1 55 (9.14%) Security Cleared
2 50 (8.31%) DV Cleared
3 42 (6.98%) MCSE
3 42 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 41 (6.81%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (6.48%) CCNA
6 38 (6.31%) CISSP
6 38 (6.31%) CompTIA Security+
6 38 (6.31%) GIAC
6 38 (6.31%) Linux+ Certification
6 38 (6.31%) Network+ Certification
6 38 (6.31%) SANS
6 38 (6.31%) SSCP
7 22 (3.65%) Master's Degree
8 20 (3.32%) RHCE
8 20 (3.32%) RHCSA
9 17 (2.82%) SC Cleared
10 16 (2.66%) AWS Certification
11 10 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.00%) GDPR
1 6 (1.00%) QA
2 2 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 314 (52.16%) Docker
2 69 (11.46%) vSphere
3 42 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (5.32%) Active Directory
5 23 (3.82%) VirtualBox
6 6 (1.00%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.83%) Xen
8 4 (0.66%) HDFS
8 4 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.66%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.33%) KVM
9 2 (0.33%) NFS
10 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.17%) Gluster
10 1 (0.17%) LXC
10 1 (0.17%) vCloud
10 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 520 (86.38%) Ansible
2 475 (78.90%) Puppet
3 424 (70.43%) Opscode Chef
4 222 (36.88%) Kubernetes
5 163 (27.08%) Terraform
6 110 (18.27%) Nagios
7 92 (15.28%) Docker Swarm
8 85 (14.12%) Packer
9 79 (13.12%) Graphite
10 75 (12.46%) ZABBIX
11 72 (11.96%) Consul
12 67 (11.13%) Opsview
13 66 (10.96%) Grafana
14 17 (2.82%) BMC PATROL
15 14 (2.33%) CFEngine
16 11 (1.83%) Mesos
17 10 (1.66%) SCCM
18 8 (1.33%) Icinga
19 6 (1.00%) Prometheus
19 6 (1.00%) StatsD
Vendors
1 101 (16.78%) Google
2 87 (14.45%) Red Hat
3 76 (12.62%) Microsoft
4 59 (9.80%) VMware
5 45 (7.48%) Oracle
6 27 (4.49%) SaltStack
7 26 (4.32%) SAP
8 23 (3.82%) IBM
9 22 (3.65%) Citrix
10 19 (3.16%) Atlassian
11 17 (2.82%) BMC
12 14 (2.33%) Palo Alto
13 9 (1.50%) Splunk
14 8 (1.33%) New Relic
15 7 (1.16%) Perforce
16 6 (1.00%) comScore
17 5 (0.83%) AppDynamics
17 5 (0.83%) SolarWinds
18 3 (0.50%) Facebook
18 3 (0.50%) Rackspace