Period
to 19 August 2017

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 19 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Salt
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 839 816 964
Rank change year-on-year -23 +148 +162
Permanent jobs citing Salt 348 471 334
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.24% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.24% 2.78% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 308 426 305
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £33,750 £37,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £76,625 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% -23.08% +30.00%

Salt is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 15509 16967 16540
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.77% 8.60% 7.61%
Number of salaries quoted 12567 13810 13198
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,625 £29,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%

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 19 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Salt in the UK

Salt
Top 13 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 19 August 2017. 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 -22 346 £55,000 -8.33% 28
London -81 185 £62,500 - 20
UK excluding London +67 160 £52,500 +5.00% 8
North of England -41 54 £52,500 +5.00% 5
South East +87 53 £47,500 -11.21%
Yorkshire -15 35 £55,000 +10.00% 2
East of England +6 19 £60,000 +29.03%
Midlands +36 18 £55,000 -4.35% 3
North West - 18 £52,500 - 3
South West -6 16 £55,000 -15.38%
West Midlands +35 12 £65,000 +136.36% 3
East Midlands +11 6 £53,750 -14.00%
North East +12 1 £65,000 +116.67%

For the 6 months to 19 August 2017, IT jobs citing Salt also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Salt.

1 318 (91.38%) Puppet
2 301 (86.49%) Opscode Chef
3 294 (84.48%) Ansible
4 262 (75.29%) Linux
4 262 (75.29%) Python
5 237 (68.10%) DevOps
6 226 (64.94%) Amazon AWS
7 190 (54.60%) Bash Shell
8 167 (47.99%) Perl
9 151 (43.39%) Docker
10 140 (40.23%) Java
11 131 (37.64%) Ruby
12 125 (35.92%) Jenkins
13 119 (34.20%) Continuous Integration
14 118 (33.91%) Agile Software Development
15 110 (31.61%) Configuration Management
16 100 (28.74%) Git (software)
17 96 (27.59%) MySQL
18 92 (26.44%) Microsoft Azure
19 74 (21.26%) Oracle
20 70 (20.11%) Terraform
21 68 (19.54%) Unix
21 68 (19.54%) Kubernetes
22 66 (18.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 65 (18.68%) Go
24 64 (18.39%) OpenStack
25 63 (18.10%) NoSQL
26 62 (17.82%) Firewall
26 62 (17.82%) Nagios
27 61 (17.53%) Tomcat

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 64 (18.39%) OpenStack
2 61 (17.53%) Tomcat
3 52 (14.94%) JBoss
4 46 (13.22%) Apache
4 46 (13.22%) WebSphere
5 43 (12.36%) WebLogic
6 41 (11.78%) Elasticsearch
7 40 (11.49%) Apache Solr
7 40 (11.49%) Apache Spark
8 35 (10.06%) Jetty
9 31 (8.91%) nginx
10 29 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
11 10 (2.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 8 (2.30%) CloudStack
13 7 (2.01%) GlassFish
14 6 (1.72%) Confluence
15 4 (1.15%) CMS
15 4 (1.15%) IIS
16 2 (0.57%) Drupal
16 2 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.86%) Campfire
2 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 226 (64.94%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (26.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (14.37%) AWS CloudFormation
4 37 (10.63%) Amazon EC2
5 22 (6.32%) Amazon S3
6 21 (6.03%) Amazon ELB
6 21 (6.03%) IaaS
7 20 (5.75%) Google Cloud Platform
8 17 (4.89%) SaaS
9 14 (4.02%) GitHub
9 14 (4.02%) Loggly
9 14 (4.02%) Sumo Logic
10 12 (3.45%) AWS Lambda
11 8 (2.30%) PaaS
12 4 (1.15%) Amazon Kinesis
12 4 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (1.15%) DigitalOcean
12 4 (1.15%) Slack
13 3 (0.86%) Asana
13 3 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 62 (17.82%) Firewall
2 31 (8.91%) DNS
3 30 (8.62%) TCP/IP
4 23 (6.61%) DHCP
5 20 (5.75%) LAN
5 20 (5.75%) VLAN
5 20 (5.75%) WAN
6 19 (5.46%) Intrusion Detection
7 17 (4.89%) SNMP
8 15 (4.31%) SMTP
9 14 (4.02%) Internet
10 12 (3.45%) VPN
11 11 (3.16%) SAN
12 10 (2.87%) Network Security
13 9 (2.59%) NAS
13 9 (2.59%) OpenVPN
14 8 (2.30%) Fibre Channel
14 8 (2.30%) LDAP
15 7 (2.01%) SMS
15 7 (2.01%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (27.59%) MySQL
2 63 (18.10%) NoSQL
3 56 (16.09%) MongoDB
4 54 (15.52%) Apache Cassandra
5 52 (14.94%) Big Data
6 50 (14.37%) Hadoop
6 50 (14.37%) SQL Server
7 48 (13.79%) PostgreSQL
8 45 (12.93%) Redis
9 44 (12.64%) Riak
10 35 (10.06%) Couchbase
11 26 (7.47%) Relational Database
12 23 (6.61%) Amazon RDS
13 12 (3.45%) InfluxDB
14 10 (2.87%) RDBMS
15 9 (2.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 6 (1.72%) MariaDB
17 5 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
17 5 (1.44%) HBase
18 1 (0.29%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 125 (35.92%) Jenkins
2 100 (28.74%) Git (software)
3 52 (14.94%) Maven
4 48 (13.79%) Vagrant
5 34 (9.77%) Subversion
6 33 (9.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 29 (8.33%) TeamCity
8 23 (6.61%) Ant
9 18 (5.17%) Apache Ivy
9 18 (5.17%) Gradle
10 15 (4.31%) JIRA
11 13 (3.74%) SonarQube
12 11 (3.16%) Grunt
13 8 (2.30%) Sonatype Nexus
14 6 (1.72%) Artifactory
14 6 (1.72%) Selenium
15 5 (1.44%) JMeter
16 4 (1.15%) Bitbucket
16 4 (1.15%) Mercurial
17 3 (0.86%) PHPUnit
General
1 31 (8.91%) Banking
1 31 (8.91%) Finance
1 31 (8.91%) Telecoms
2 29 (8.33%) Marketing
3 21 (6.03%) Retail
4 11 (3.16%) Games
5 6 (1.72%) Electronics
5 6 (1.72%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.44%) Advertising
6 5 (1.44%) Legal
7 3 (0.86%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.57%) Front Office
9 1 (0.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 153 (43.97%) DevOps Engineer
2 64 (18.39%) Developer
3 55 (15.80%) Administrator
4 53 (15.23%) Systems Administrator
5 50 (14.37%) Linux Engineer
6 40 (11.49%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 35 (10.06%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 33 (9.48%) Java Developer
9 32 (9.20%) AWS Engineer
10 31 (8.91%) AWS DevOps
10 31 (8.91%) Linux Administrator
11 30 (8.62%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 30 (8.62%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 24 (6.90%) DevOps Administrator
12 24 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
13 22 (6.32%) Senior Developer
14 20 (5.75%) Analyst
15 19 (5.46%) DevOps Systems Engineer
16 17 (4.89%) Release Engineer
17 15 (4.31%) Linux Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (16.95%) Web Services
2 56 (16.09%) AngularJS
2 56 (16.09%) Node.js
3 53 (15.23%) Elastic Stack
4 41 (11.78%) React
5 37 (10.63%) LAMP
6 36 (10.34%) Lucene
7 35 (10.06%) Spring
8 31 (8.91%) CSS
9 30 (8.62%) HTML
10 26 (7.47%) .NET
11 15 (4.31%) CSS3
11 15 (4.31%) XML
12 14 (4.02%) HTML5
12 14 (4.02%) jQuery
12 14 (4.02%) Kafka
13 12 (3.45%) JSON
14 10 (2.87%) RabbitMQ
15 9 (2.59%) Apache Camel
15 9 (2.59%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.06%) Enterprise Software
2 26 (7.47%) Linux Command Line
3 17 (4.89%) Data Centre
3 17 (4.89%) Public Cloud
4 13 (3.74%) Computer Science
4 13 (3.74%) Private Cloud
5 12 (3.45%) Derivative
6 11 (3.16%) Replication
7 10 (2.87%) Fintech
8 9 (2.59%) PKI
9 8 (2.30%) Cyberthreat
9 8 (2.30%) Management Information System
9 8 (2.30%) User Experience
10 6 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (1.72%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (1.15%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.86%) CMDB
13 3 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 262 (75.29%) Linux
2 68 (19.54%) Unix
3 66 (18.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 61 (17.53%) CentOS
5 59 (16.95%) Windows
6 40 (11.49%) Debian
7 34 (9.77%) Ubuntu
8 14 (4.02%) Android
8 14 (4.02%) Apple iOS
8 14 (4.02%) VMS
9 13 (3.74%) Solaris
10 11 (3.16%) Windows Server
11 8 (2.30%) Mac OS
12 5 (1.44%) CoreOS
12 5 (1.44%) Data ONTAP
13 4 (1.15%) SUSE
14 1 (0.29%) AIX
14 1 (0.29%) HPUX
14 1 (0.29%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (68.10%) DevOps
2 119 (34.20%) Continuous Integration
3 118 (33.91%) Agile Software Development
4 110 (31.61%) Configuration Management
5 53 (15.23%) Scrum
5 53 (15.23%) Software Engineering
6 52 (14.94%) TDD
7 43 (12.36%) DSDM
7 43 (12.36%) RUP
8 42 (12.07%) Kanban
8 42 (12.07%) Open Source
9 41 (11.78%) Web Development
10 39 (11.21%) Mentoring
10 39 (11.21%) OO
11 36 (10.34%) Coaching
11 36 (10.34%) Multithreading
12 35 (10.06%) Concurrent Programming
12 35 (10.06%) UML
13 31 (8.91%) ITIL
14 28 (8.05%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 262 (75.29%) Python
2 190 (54.60%) Bash Shell
3 167 (47.99%) Perl
4 140 (40.23%) Java
5 131 (37.64%) Ruby
6 65 (18.68%) Go
7 58 (16.67%) PHP
8 51 (14.66%) SQL
9 50 (14.37%) C#
10 46 (13.22%) Shell Script
11 44 (12.64%) JavaScript
12 29 (8.33%) C++
13 20 (5.75%) Scala
14 16 (4.60%) PowerShell
15 10 (2.87%) Jython
16 9 (2.59%) Erlang
17 4 (1.15%) VBScript
18 3 (0.86%) Clojure
19 2 (0.57%) C
19 2 (0.57%) F#
Qualifications
1 20 (5.75%) Degree
2 11 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.01%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.86%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.29%) CCNA
6 1 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.29%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.30%) QA
2 2 (0.57%) GCP
3 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 151 (43.39%) Docker
2 49 (14.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (8.62%) Hyper-V
4 22 (6.32%) etcd
4 22 (6.32%) flannel
5 21 (6.03%) Active Directory
5 21 (6.03%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (3.74%) VirtualBox
7 12 (3.45%) Xen
8 9 (2.59%) vSphere
9 8 (2.30%) XenServer
10 6 (1.72%) KVM
10 6 (1.72%) NFS
10 6 (1.72%) pfSense
10 6 (1.72%) Samba
10 6 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (1.44%) StorNext
12 4 (1.15%) HDFS
13 3 (0.86%) iptables
13 3 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 318 (91.38%) Puppet
2 301 (86.49%) Opscode Chef
3 294 (84.48%) Ansible
4 70 (20.11%) Terraform
5 68 (19.54%) Kubernetes
6 62 (17.82%) Nagios
7 47 (13.51%) ZABBIX
8 36 (10.34%) logstash
9 35 (10.06%) Kibana
10 25 (7.18%) Munin
11 24 (6.90%) Grafana
12 21 (6.03%) Packer
13 16 (4.60%) Mesos
14 15 (4.31%) Graphite
15 14 (4.02%) Consul
16 13 (3.74%) Sysdig
17 12 (3.45%) Cacti
18 9 (2.59%) Prometheus
19 8 (2.30%) Cobbler
19 8 (2.30%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 74 (21.26%) Oracle
2 61 (17.53%) VMware
3 54 (15.52%) SaltStack
4 48 (13.79%) Cisco
4 48 (13.79%) Red Hat
5 28 (8.05%) Microsoft
6 26 (7.47%) Splunk
7 25 (7.18%) Google
8 18 (5.17%) New Relic
9 17 (4.89%) Rackspace
10 16 (4.60%) SolarWinds
11 12 (3.45%) Citrix
12 10 (2.87%) BMC
13 8 (2.30%) EnterpriseDB
14 6 (1.72%) NetApp
14 6 (1.72%) SAP
15 5 (1.44%) CheckPoint
15 5 (1.44%) F5
16 4 (1.15%) Huawei
16 4 (1.15%) IBM