Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Salt
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 855 792 951
Rank change year-on-year -63 +159 +106
Permanent jobs citing Salt 324 414 328
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.23% 0.16%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.12% 2.74% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 292 370 285
UK median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £37,500 £41,250 £43,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +5.00%

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 15,313 15,082 16,210
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.83% 8.55% 7.83%
Number of salaries quoted 12,521 12,200 13,283
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.53%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,750
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.26% +4.27%

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 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Salt in the UK

Salt
Top 14 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 16 January 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 -74 320 £60,000 -4.00% 74
London -58 204 £65,000 +4.00% 46
UK excluding London +7 118 £52,500 -12.50% 31
North of England +7 55 £52,500 - 14
North West -3 30 £52,500 - 9
Yorkshire +32 23 £52,500 - 5
South East +18 20 £65,000 +13.04% 9
South West -8 18 £45,000 -28.00% 2
Midlands +19 14 £60,000 - 3
West Midlands +12 12 £65,000 +62.50% 3
East of England +2 9 £50,000 +3.09%
East Midlands +15 2 £56,250 -6.25%
North East -21 2 £52,500 +5.00%
Wales - 2 £41,250 - 2

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 299 (92.28%) Puppet
2 291 (89.81%) Ansible
3 260 (80.25%) Linux
4 257 (79.32%) Opscode Chef
5 250 (77.16%) Python
6 227 (70.06%) Amazon AWS
7 219 (67.59%) DevOps
8 177 (54.63%) Configuration Management
9 157 (48.46%) Bash Shell
10 154 (47.53%) Docker
10 154 (47.53%) Ruby
11 143 (44.14%) Jenkins
12 110 (33.95%) Java
13 108 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
13 108 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
14 104 (32.10%) Continuous Integration
15 103 (31.79%) Kubernetes
16 99 (30.56%) Terraform
17 87 (26.85%) Perl
17 87 (26.85%) Red Hat
18 84 (25.93%) TCP/IP
19 83 (25.62%) Web Services
20 81 (25.00%) Nagios
21 80 (24.69%) SaltStack
22 77 (23.77%) CentOS
23 75 (23.15%) VMware
24 73 (22.53%) Open Source
25 72 (22.22%) Node.js
25 72 (22.22%) Vagrant
26 71 (21.91%) Git (software)

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 58 (17.90%) OpenStack
2 31 (9.57%) Apache
3 23 (7.10%) nginx
4 20 (6.17%) Tomcat
5 17 (5.25%) Apache Spark
5 17 (5.25%) JBoss
6 15 (4.63%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (3.09%) Apache Pig
8 9 (2.78%) Apache Solr
8 9 (2.78%) GlassFish
8 9 (2.78%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.85%) Confluence
10 5 (1.54%) Jetty
10 5 (1.54%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (1.23%) IIS
12 3 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 1 (0.31%) CloudStack
14 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 227 (70.06%) Amazon AWS
2 108 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (14.20%) AWS CloudFormation
4 35 (10.80%) IaaS
5 33 (10.19%) Google Cloud Platform
6 22 (6.79%) SaaS
7 21 (6.48%) PaaS
8 18 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (4.01%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (4.01%) Loggly
9 13 (4.01%) Sumo Logic
10 12 (3.70%) GitHub
11 7 (2.16%) OpenShift
12 6 (1.85%) Slack
13 4 (1.23%) Trello
14 3 (0.93%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 3 (0.93%) DigitalOcean
15 1 (0.31%) Datadog
15 1 (0.31%) Google App Engine
15 1 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 84 (25.93%) TCP/IP
2 56 (17.28%) Firewall
3 47 (14.51%) DNS
4 28 (8.64%) HTTP
5 25 (7.72%) Internet
6 24 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
6 24 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
7 18 (5.56%) LAN
8 17 (5.25%) Ethernet
8 17 (5.25%) WAN
9 16 (4.94%) SNMP
9 16 (4.94%) VLAN
10 15 (4.63%) Intrusion Detection
10 15 (4.63%) SSL
11 14 (4.32%) Broadband
12 10 (3.09%) DHCP
12 10 (3.09%) VPN
13 8 (2.47%) SAN
14 6 (1.85%) Network Security
15 5 (1.54%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (18.83%) MySQL
2 38 (11.73%) PostgreSQL
3 35 (10.80%) Big Data
4 34 (10.49%) Hadoop
5 29 (8.95%) MongoDB
6 22 (6.79%) Relational Database
7 21 (6.48%) Apache Cassandra
7 21 (6.48%) Redis
8 19 (5.86%) InfluxDB
9 17 (5.25%) SQL Server
10 11 (3.40%) Apache Hive
10 11 (3.40%) NoSQL
11 9 (2.78%) Riak
12 6 (1.85%) HBase
13 4 (1.23%) Couchbase
14 3 (0.93%) MariaDB
14 3 (0.93%) RDBMS
15 2 (0.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 2 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
16 1 (0.31%) TokuMX
Development Applications
1 143 (44.14%) Jenkins
2 72 (22.22%) Vagrant
3 71 (21.91%) Git (software)
4 48 (14.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 35 (10.80%) Sonatype Nexus
5 35 (10.80%) TeamCity
6 24 (7.41%) Maven
7 23 (7.10%) JIRA
8 17 (5.25%) Selenium
8 17 (5.25%) Subversion
9 16 (4.94%) Bitbucket
10 15 (4.63%) Travis CI
11 10 (3.09%) Artifactory
11 10 (3.09%) CodeSonar
11 10 (3.09%) git-flow
11 10 (3.09%) Grunt
11 10 (3.09%) Octopus Deploy
11 10 (3.09%) Robot Framework
12 7 (2.16%) GitLab
12 7 (2.16%) MSBuild
General
1 26 (8.02%) Telecoms
2 17 (5.25%) Finance
3 6 (1.85%) Legal
4 5 (1.54%) Publishing
5 4 (1.23%) Advertising
5 4 (1.23%) Law
5 4 (1.23%) Marketing
6 3 (0.93%) Games
7 1 (0.31%) Banking
7 1 (0.31%) Retail
Job Titles
1 126 (38.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 91 (28.09%) Linux Engineer
3 68 (20.99%) AWS Engineer
4 59 (18.21%) AWS DevOps
4 59 (18.21%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 56 (17.28%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 47 (14.51%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 35 (10.80%) Administrator
8 32 (9.88%) Developer
8 32 (9.88%) Systems Administrator
9 31 (9.57%) Linux Administrator
10 29 (8.95%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 23 (7.10%) Consultant
11 23 (7.10%) Linux Systems Engineer
12 22 (6.79%) Automation Engineer
13 21 (6.48%) Architect
14 20 (6.17%) DevOps Architect
14 20 (6.17%) Systems Engineer
15 15 (4.63%) DevOps Consultant
16 14 (4.32%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (25.62%) Web Services
2 72 (22.22%) Node.js
3 31 (9.57%) .NET
4 28 (8.64%) Elastic Stack
5 27 (8.33%) LAMP
6 26 (8.02%) REST
7 19 (5.86%) RabbitMQ
8 18 (5.56%) CSS
8 18 (5.56%) HTML
9 17 (5.25%) AngularJS
9 17 (5.25%) JSON
10 15 (4.63%) CSS3
10 15 (4.63%) Django
10 15 (4.63%) HTML5
11 14 (4.32%) ASP.NET
12 10 (3.09%) .NET Framework
12 10 (3.09%) jQuery
12 10 (3.09%) SOAP
12 10 (3.09%) Spring MVC
12 10 (3.09%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 46 (14.20%) Computer Science
2 37 (11.42%) Public Cloud
3 35 (10.80%) Management Information System
4 34 (10.49%) Data Centre
5 19 (5.86%) Linux Command Line
6 17 (5.25%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (4.94%) Replication
8 8 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (1.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (1.54%) Semantic Web
11 4 (1.23%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.23%) Fintech
11 4 (1.23%) PKI
11 4 (1.23%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.62%) Blog
12 2 (0.62%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.62%) iPad
12 2 (0.62%) Renewable Energy
12 2 (0.62%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 260 (80.25%) Linux
2 77 (23.77%) CentOS
3 54 (16.67%) Windows
4 51 (15.74%) Ubuntu
5 47 (14.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 45 (13.89%) Unix
7 40 (12.35%) Debian
8 10 (3.09%) Android
8 10 (3.09%) Apple iOS
8 10 (3.09%) Mac OS X
9 8 (2.47%) CoreOS
9 8 (2.47%) Windows Server
10 6 (1.85%) Solaris
10 6 (1.85%) SUSE
11 4 (1.23%) AIX
11 4 (1.23%) HPUX
12 2 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.31%) Fedora
13 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.31%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (67.59%) DevOps
2 177 (54.63%) Configuration Management
3 108 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 104 (32.10%) Continuous Integration
5 73 (22.53%) Open Source
6 71 (21.91%) Test Automation
7 55 (16.98%) Continuous Deployment
8 37 (11.42%) Software Engineering
9 35 (10.80%) Scrum
10 32 (9.88%) ITIL
10 32 (9.88%) Microservices
11 30 (9.26%) Continuous Delivery
12 28 (8.64%) TDD
13 26 (8.02%) Mathematics
14 24 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
14 24 (7.41%) Load Balancing
14 24 (7.41%) Presales
15 20 (6.17%) Kanban
16 19 (5.86%) Customer Requirements
17 18 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 250 (77.16%) Python
2 157 (48.46%) Bash Shell
3 154 (47.53%) Ruby
4 110 (33.95%) Java
5 87 (26.85%) Perl
6 49 (15.12%) JavaScript
7 46 (14.20%) Go
8 42 (12.96%) PHP
9 37 (11.42%) PowerShell
10 33 (10.19%) C++
11 30 (9.26%) C#
12 25 (7.72%) SQL
13 24 (7.41%) Shell Script
14 18 (5.56%) Scala
15 15 (4.63%) C
16 11 (3.40%) VBScript
17 10 (3.09%) Objective-C
18 5 (1.54%) PHP 5
18 5 (1.54%) PHP 7
19 3 (0.93%) Korn
Qualifications
1 55 (16.98%) Degree
2 30 (9.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (6.17%) CCNA
3 20 (6.17%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (6.17%) Numerate Degree
4 14 (4.32%) Security Cleared
5 11 (3.40%) SC Cleared
6 9 (2.78%) CCNP
7 8 (2.47%) CISSP
7 8 (2.47%) CompTIA Security+
7 8 (2.47%) GIAC
7 8 (2.47%) Linux+ Certification
7 8 (2.47%) MCSE
7 8 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (2.47%) Network+ Certification
7 8 (2.47%) SANS
7 8 (2.47%) SSCP
8 3 (0.93%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.93%) RHCE
9 2 (0.62%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.16%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.54%) GCP
4 2 (0.62%) SLA
5 1 (0.31%) QA
System Software
1 154 (47.53%) Docker
2 62 (19.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (7.72%) Hyper-V
3 25 (7.72%) iptables
4 16 (4.94%) vSphere
5 14 (4.32%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (3.70%) VirtualBox
7 11 (3.40%) Active Directory
8 9 (2.78%) Xen
9 7 (2.16%) HDFS
10 5 (1.54%) vCloud
11 4 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (1.23%) XenApp
12 2 (0.62%) NFS
12 2 (0.62%) QEMU
12 2 (0.62%) Snort
13 1 (0.31%) KVM
13 1 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.31%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 299 (92.28%) Puppet
2 291 (89.81%) Ansible
3 257 (79.32%) Opscode Chef
4 103 (31.79%) Kubernetes
5 99 (30.56%) Terraform
6 81 (25.00%) Nagios
7 39 (12.04%) ZABBIX
8 35 (10.80%) Packer
9 25 (7.72%) Grafana
9 25 (7.72%) Icinga
10 24 (7.41%) SELinux
11 22 (6.79%) Cacti
12 11 (3.40%) Mesos
12 11 (3.40%) Rancher
12 11 (3.40%) SCVMM
13 9 (2.78%) logstash
14 8 (2.47%) HP SiteScope
15 7 (2.16%) BMC PATROL
15 7 (2.16%) Prometheus
16 6 (1.85%) Kibana
Vendors
1 87 (26.85%) Red Hat
2 80 (24.69%) SaltStack
3 75 (23.15%) VMware
4 44 (13.58%) Cisco
5 31 (9.57%) Google
6 30 (9.26%) Microsoft
7 26 (8.02%) Oracle
8 24 (7.41%) Citrix
9 19 (5.86%) New Relic
10 18 (5.56%) BMC
10 18 (5.56%) Rackspace
11 17 (5.25%) Splunk
12 12 (3.70%) SolarWinds
13 8 (2.47%) Atlassian
14 6 (1.85%) HP
15 5 (1.54%) AppDynamics
15 5 (1.54%) CheckPoint
15 5 (1.54%) McAfee
15 5 (1.54%) Perforce
15 5 (1.54%) Symantec