Period
to 29 November 2021

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 29 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Salt
UK
6 months to
29 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 942 690 804
Rank change year-on-year -252 +114 -136
Permanent jobs citing Salt 112 43 274
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.079% 0.20%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.52% 0.48% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 102 32 185
10th Percentile £52,500 £53,750 £46,750
25th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +25.00%
75th Percentile £82,500 £87,500 £95,000
90th Percentile £98,375 £94,250 £116,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year -3.70% +8.00% +8.70%

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 21,453 9,031 17,560
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.66% 16.66% 12.98%
Number of salaries quoted 13,905 7,625 13,580
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £32,000
25th Percentile £50,000 £45,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £87,500 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £103,750 £92,500 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +0.25%

Salt
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Salt as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Salt in the UK

Salt
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Salt.

Salary trend for Salt in the UK

Salt
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Salt over the 6 months to 29 November 2021.

Salary histogram for Salt in the UK

Salt
Top 12 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 29 November 2021. 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 -250 104 £76,250 +8.93% 29
London -220 74 £80,000 +14.29% 21
UK excluding London -212 29 £65,000 -3.70% 8
Work from Home -241 17 £57,500 -32.35% 11
West Midlands -85 16 £65,000 -3.70% 1
Midlands -89 16 £65,000 -3.70% 2
East of England - 8 £55,000 - 1
North West - 4 £47,500 - 4
North of England - 4 £47,500 - 5
South East - 2 £67,500 -
North East - 1 £47,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £47,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 29 November 2021, 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.

1 104 (92.86%) Puppet
2 94 (83.93%) Opscode Chef
3 91 (81.25%) Python
4 88 (78.57%) Ansible
5 86 (76.79%) AWS
6 74 (66.07%) Configuration Management
7 63 (56.25%) DevOps
8 58 (51.79%) Linux
9 57 (50.89%) Terraform
10 52 (46.43%) Docker
11 46 (41.07%) Kubernetes
12 43 (38.39%) GCP
12 43 (38.39%) Azure
13 42 (37.50%) Go
14 39 (34.82%) AWS CloudFormation
15 35 (31.25%) Java
16 34 (30.36%) Git (software)
17 32 (28.57%) Bash Shell
17 32 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
18 31 (27.68%) VMware
18 31 (27.68%) Red Hat
18 31 (27.68%) Site Reliability Engineering
19 30 (26.79%) Google
20 26 (23.21%) Ruby
20 26 (23.21%) Infrastructure as Code
21 25 (22.32%) Finance
21 25 (22.32%) Perl
22 22 (19.64%) Unix
22 22 (19.64%) Jenkins
22 22 (19.64%) Social Skills

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 13 (11.61%) Apache
1 13 (11.61%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (9.82%) OpenStack
3 8 (7.14%) Cloud Foundry
3 8 (7.14%) Tomcat
4 5 (4.46%) Apache Pulsar
4 5 (4.46%) nginx
5 1 (0.89%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.89%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.89%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 86 (76.79%) AWS
2 43 (38.39%) Azure
2 43 (38.39%) GCP
3 39 (34.82%) AWS CloudFormation
4 20 (17.86%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (16.96%) Amazon EKS
5 19 (16.96%) Amazon S3
5 19 (16.96%) IaaS
6 18 (16.07%) Route 53
7 14 (12.50%) Pulumi
7 14 (12.50%) Serverless
8 12 (10.71%) OpenShift
8 12 (10.71%) PaaS
8 12 (10.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 11 (9.82%) Amazon ELB
9 11 (9.82%) MinIO
9 11 (9.82%) SaaS
10 10 (8.93%) AWS Lambda
11 9 (8.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 9 (8.04%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.50%) DNS
2 10 (8.93%) Firewall
3 7 (6.25%) SAN
3 7 (6.25%) VPN
4 6 (5.36%) SD-WAN
4 6 (5.36%) VSAN
5 5 (4.46%) Broadband
6 4 (3.57%) Internet
6 4 (3.57%) VLAN
6 4 (3.57%) WAN
7 3 (2.68%) AMQP
7 3 (2.68%) LAN
7 3 (2.68%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.79%) BGP
9 1 (0.89%) HTTP
9 1 (0.89%) SSH
9 1 (0.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.29%) Amazon RDS
2 11 (9.82%) MySQL
2 11 (9.82%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (9.82%) SQL Server
3 9 (8.04%) Redis
4 8 (7.14%) Big Data
4 8 (7.14%) NoSQL
5 6 (5.36%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (5.36%) Hadoop
6 5 (4.46%) Aerospike
6 5 (4.46%) ArangoDB
6 5 (4.46%) CockroachDB
6 5 (4.46%) Couchbase
6 5 (4.46%) Scylla
7 3 (2.68%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.79%) InfluxDB
8 2 (1.79%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.79%) OpenStack Swift
9 1 (0.89%) Amazon Aurora
9 1 (0.89%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 34 (30.36%) Git (software)
2 22 (19.64%) Jenkins
3 9 (8.04%) GitLab
4 5 (4.46%) GoCD
5 3 (2.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (2.68%) Hudson
5 3 (2.68%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.79%) CircleCI
General
1 25 (22.32%) Finance
2 22 (19.64%) Social Skills
3 7 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.25%) Presentation Skills
4 4 (3.57%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.68%) Games
5 3 (2.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (31.25%) Platform Engineer
2 30 (26.79%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (15.18%) AWS Engineer
4 15 (13.39%) Linux Engineer
5 11 (9.82%) Site Reliability Engineer
6 9 (8.04%) AWS DevOps
6 9 (8.04%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) Architect
7 6 (5.36%) Linux Support
7 6 (5.36%) Linux Support Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) Operations Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) Site Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) Unix Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) Unix Linux Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) Unix Support
7 6 (5.36%) Unix Support Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Big Data Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Developer
8 5 (4.46%) Lead DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.07%) RabbitMQ
2 14 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
3 12 (10.71%) Kafka
4 9 (8.04%) Web Services
5 8 (7.14%) CodeIgniter
5 8 (7.14%) jQuery
5 8 (7.14%) Laravel
5 8 (7.14%) Node.js
5 8 (7.14%) YAML
6 6 (5.36%) boto
7 5 (4.46%) Spring
7 5 (4.46%) Spring Boot
7 5 (4.46%) Spring Cloud
8 3 (2.68%) MyBatis
8 3 (2.68%) Vue.js
8 3 (2.68%) Zuul
9 2 (1.79%) Django
9 2 (1.79%) Flask
9 2 (1.79%) Java EE
10 1 (0.89%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.29%) Public Cloud
2 12 (10.71%) Cloud Native
3 10 (8.93%) Clustering
4 8 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.79%) Blog
6 2 (1.79%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.89%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.89%) Social Media
7 1 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 58 (51.79%) Linux
2 22 (19.64%) Unix
3 20 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (10.71%) CentOS
5 11 (9.82%) Windows
6 6 (5.36%) Debian
7 3 (2.68%) Android
7 3 (2.68%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.68%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (66.07%) Configuration Management
2 63 (56.25%) DevOps
3 32 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (27.68%) Site Reliability Engineering
5 26 (23.21%) Infrastructure as Code
6 21 (18.75%) Microservices
7 15 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (12.50%) Deployment Automation
9 13 (11.61%) Test Automation
10 11 (9.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 11 (9.82%) Scrum
11 10 (8.93%) Coaching
11 10 (8.93%) Performance Testing
11 10 (8.93%) Software Testing
12 9 (8.04%) Computer Science
12 9 (8.04%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (8.04%) Fintech
12 9 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (7.14%) API Development
13 8 (7.14%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 91 (81.25%) Python
2 42 (37.50%) Go
3 35 (31.25%) Java
4 32 (28.57%) Bash Shell
5 26 (23.21%) Ruby
6 25 (22.32%) Perl
7 14 (12.50%) C++
7 14 (12.50%) JavaScript
8 12 (10.71%) SQL
9 10 (8.93%) C#
10 9 (8.04%) PowerShell
11 8 (7.14%) PHP
12 3 (2.68%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.79%) R
14 1 (0.89%) C
14 1 (0.89%) Groovy
14 1 (0.89%) Scala
14 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (8.93%) Degree
2 8 (7.14%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.89%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.89%) MCSE
3 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.89%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.89%) HIPAA
1 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.89%) NIST
1 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (46.43%) Docker
2 11 (9.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.04%) NFS
4 8 (7.14%) vSphere
5 7 (6.25%) KVM
6 6 (5.36%) Ceph
6 6 (5.36%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (4.46%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (4.46%) Xen
8 1 (0.89%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 104 (92.86%) Puppet
2 94 (83.93%) Opscode Chef
3 88 (78.57%) Ansible
4 57 (50.89%) Terraform
5 46 (41.07%) Kubernetes
6 14 (12.50%) Prometheus
7 12 (10.71%) HAProxy
8 9 (8.04%) Grafana
9 7 (6.25%) Docker Swarm
10 6 (5.36%) Nagios
10 6 (5.36%) vCenter Server
10 6 (5.36%) ZABBIX
11 5 (4.46%) Consul
11 5 (4.46%) Graphite
12 3 (2.68%) Packer
12 3 (2.68%) Rancher
12 3 (2.68%) Rsyslog
13 2 (1.79%) FortiGate
14 1 (0.89%) CFEngine
14 1 (0.89%) Mesos
Vendors
1 31 (27.68%) Red Hat
1 31 (27.68%) VMware
2 30 (26.79%) Google
3 19 (16.96%) SaltStack
4 9 (8.04%) IBM
4 9 (8.04%) Symantec
4 9 (8.04%) Veritas
5 8 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 8 (7.14%) SAP
5 8 (7.14%) SolarWinds
6 7 (6.25%) Oracle
7 6 (5.36%) AppDynamics
7 6 (5.36%) Dynatrace
7 6 (5.36%) Splunk
8 4 (3.57%) Cisco
9 3 (2.68%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.79%) Mellanox
11 1 (0.89%) HP