Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Salt
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 797 679 912
Rank change year-on-year -118 +233 -74
Permanent jobs citing Salt 284 550 301
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.33% 0.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.56% 3.15% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 194 422 264
UK median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% +9.09% -8.33%
10th Percentile £47,500 £37,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £91,125 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +19.05% - -1.87%

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 18,177 17,469 15,842
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.07% 10.49% 8.97%
Number of salaries quoted 13,652 13,912 12,867
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,513 £30,817
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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 -126 263 £72,500 +20.83% 34
London -19 199 £75,000 +7.14% 16
UK excluding London -62 73 £62,500 +19.05% 18
South East +10 34 £66,250 +20.45% 4
North of England -51 14 £62,500 +17.37% 5
North West -33 13 £62,500 +8.70% 3
Midlands +9 9 £72,500 +26.09% 3
West Midlands +18 8 £72,500 +26.09% 3
South West -11 6 £52,500 +16.67% 3
Scotland +7 5 - -
Wales +7 4 £48,750 +12.72%
East Midlands +20 1 £45,000 -33.33%
Yorkshire -4 1 £62,500 +19.05% 2
Northern Ireland -7 1 £60,000 +20.00%

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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.

1 279 (98.24%) Ansible
2 263 (92.61%) Puppet
3 251 (88.38%) DevOps
4 245 (86.27%) Opscode Chef
5 215 (75.70%) AWS
6 197 (69.37%) Linux
7 188 (66.20%) Python
8 173 (60.92%) Docker
9 161 (56.69%) Azure
10 145 (51.06%) Configuration Management
11 144 (50.70%) Kubernetes
12 131 (46.13%) Terraform
13 125 (44.01%) Jenkins
13 125 (44.01%) Agile Software Development
14 122 (42.96%) GCP
15 114 (40.14%) Java
16 102 (35.92%) Continuous Integration
17 86 (30.28%) Google
18 83 (29.23%) Ruby
19 82 (28.87%) Open Source
20 63 (22.18%) Scrum
20 63 (22.18%) Public Cloud
21 60 (21.13%) Infrastructure as Code
22 56 (19.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
23 54 (19.01%) Degree
23 54 (19.01%) Vagrant
24 53 (18.66%) Packer
24 53 (18.66%) Migration
25 52 (18.31%) Windows
25 52 (18.31%) Bash Shell

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 38 (13.38%) OpenStack
2 21 (7.39%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (5.63%) Apache
3 16 (5.63%) Cloud Foundry
3 16 (5.63%) Tomcat
4 11 (3.87%) nginx
5 9 (3.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 9 (3.17%) CMS
5 9 (3.17%) Headless CMS
5 9 (3.17%) WebSphere
6 8 (2.82%) Apache Solr
6 8 (2.82%) Apache Spark
7 5 (1.76%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.06%) JBoss
9 2 (0.70%) Jetty
10 1 (0.35%) Confluence
10 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.35%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.35%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 215 (75.70%) AWS
2 161 (56.69%) Azure
3 122 (42.96%) GCP
4 31 (10.92%) SaaS
5 30 (10.56%) AWS CloudFormation
6 29 (10.21%) GitHub
7 27 (9.51%) IaaS
8 26 (9.15%) PaaS
9 19 (6.69%) Cloud Computing
10 14 (4.93%) Serverless
11 12 (4.23%) OpenShift
12 9 (3.17%) Apigee
12 9 (3.17%) Boomi
13 8 (2.82%) Amazon Kinesis
14 7 (2.46%) DigitalOcean
14 7 (2.46%) Linode
15 5 (1.76%) IBM Cloud
15 5 (1.76%) Rackspace Cloud
16 2 (0.70%) Amazon S3
16 2 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (15.49%) Firewall
2 25 (8.80%) VPN
3 19 (6.69%) TCP/IP
4 13 (4.58%) Internet
5 5 (1.76%) DNS
6 4 (1.41%) AMQP
7 3 (1.06%) DHCP
8 2 (0.70%) HTTP
8 2 (0.70%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.35%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.35%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.35%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.35%) NAS
9 1 (0.35%) Network Security
9 1 (0.35%) SAN
9 1 (0.35%) SSH
9 1 (0.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.39%) Big Data
2 17 (5.99%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (4.58%) MongoDB
4 12 (4.23%) Redis
5 11 (3.87%) MySQL
6 10 (3.52%) Blockchain
6 10 (3.52%) Hadoop
7 9 (3.17%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (2.82%) Apache Accumulo
8 8 (2.82%) Cosmos DB
8 8 (2.82%) IBM InfoSphere
8 8 (2.82%) Neo4j
8 8 (2.82%) OrientDB
9 5 (1.76%) SQL Server
10 3 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (1.06%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.35%) Amazon Aurora
11 1 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.35%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 125 (44.01%) Jenkins
2 56 (19.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 54 (19.01%) Vagrant
4 52 (18.31%) Git (software)
5 45 (15.85%) TeamCity
6 29 (10.21%) Hudson
7 22 (7.75%) Octopus Deploy
8 10 (3.52%) JIRA
8 10 (3.52%) Subversion
9 9 (3.17%) CircleCI
9 9 (3.17%) git-flow
9 9 (3.17%) JUnit
9 9 (3.17%) Mockito
9 9 (3.17%) Spock
10 7 (2.46%) Ant
10 7 (2.46%) Bitbucket
10 7 (2.46%) Maven
10 7 (2.46%) RSpec
11 6 (2.11%) GitLab
12 5 (1.76%) Travis CI
General
1 49 (17.25%) Public Sector
2 25 (8.80%) Finance
3 15 (5.28%) Games
4 14 (4.93%) Marketing
5 11 (3.87%) Billing
6 9 (3.17%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (2.82%) Legal
8 5 (1.76%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.41%) Banking
10 2 (0.70%) Law
10 2 (0.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 188 (66.20%) DevOps Engineer
2 63 (22.18%) AWS Engineer
3 37 (13.03%) AWS DevOps
3 37 (13.03%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 35 (12.32%) Senior DevOps
4 35 (12.32%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 32 (11.27%) Platform Engineer
6 26 (9.15%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 24 (8.45%) Cloud Engineer
8 22 (7.75%) Linux Engineer
9 21 (7.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 19 (6.69%) Lead DevOps
11 18 (6.34%) Architect
11 18 (6.34%) Lead DevOps Engineer
11 18 (6.34%) Site Reliability Engineer
12 17 (5.99%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 16 (5.63%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 15 (5.28%) Site Engineer
15 13 (4.58%) Software Engineer
16 11 (3.87%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.45%) Elastic Stack
2 22 (7.75%) Node.js
2 22 (7.75%) Web Services
3 19 (6.69%) REST
4 17 (5.99%) RabbitMQ
5 14 (4.93%) Spring
5 14 (4.93%) Spring Boot
6 9 (3.17%) J2EE
6 9 (3.17%) Spring Integration
7 8 (2.82%) boto
7 8 (2.82%) Kafka
7 8 (2.82%) ZeroMQ
8 7 (2.46%) Java EE
9 6 (2.11%) .NET
10 5 (1.76%) Spring Cloud
11 4 (1.41%) Dropwizard
11 4 (1.41%) Velocity
12 3 (1.06%) Natural Language Processing
13 2 (0.70%) JSON
13 2 (0.70%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 63 (22.18%) Public Cloud
2 43 (15.14%) Data Centre
3 23 (8.10%) Greenfield Project
4 18 (6.34%) Private Cloud
5 16 (5.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 16 (5.63%) Virtual Team
6 12 (4.23%) Cloud Native
7 11 (3.87%) Video Conferencing
8 9 (3.17%) iPad
9 8 (2.82%) Algorithms
10 6 (2.11%) Online Gambling
11 5 (1.76%) Life Science
11 5 (1.76%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (1.76%) NHS
11 5 (1.76%) User Experience
12 3 (1.06%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.70%) Cybercrime
13 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Cloud
13 2 (0.70%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.70%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 197 (69.37%) Linux
2 52 (18.31%) Windows
3 22 (7.75%) Unix
4 14 (4.93%) Ubuntu
5 13 (4.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (4.23%) CentOS
7 3 (1.06%) Android
7 3 (1.06%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.06%) Debian
8 2 (0.70%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.70%) Solaris
9 1 (0.35%) Fedora
9 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.35%) SUSE
9 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (88.38%) DevOps
2 145 (51.06%) Configuration Management
3 125 (44.01%) Agile Software Development
4 102 (35.92%) Continuous Integration
5 82 (28.87%) Open Source
6 63 (22.18%) Scrum
7 60 (21.13%) Infrastructure as Code
8 53 (18.66%) Migration
9 42 (14.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 38 (13.38%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 37 (13.03%) Continuous Deployment
12 36 (12.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 35 (12.32%) Computer Science
14 33 (11.62%) Continuous Delivery
15 31 (10.92%) Deployment Automation
16 30 (10.56%) Infrastructure Automation
17 27 (9.51%) Microservices
17 27 (9.51%) Software Engineering
18 25 (8.80%) Fintech
19 23 (8.10%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 188 (66.20%) Python
2 114 (40.14%) Java
3 83 (29.23%) Ruby
4 52 (18.31%) Bash Shell
5 48 (16.90%) Go
6 33 (11.62%) PowerShell
7 32 (11.27%) JavaScript
8 28 (9.86%) C#
9 23 (8.10%) Perl
10 21 (7.39%) C++
11 19 (6.69%) SQL
12 12 (4.23%) PHP
13 10 (3.52%) Scala
14 9 (3.17%) Groovy
14 9 (3.17%) Java 8
15 7 (2.46%) C
15 7 (2.46%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.70%) Objective-C
17 1 (0.35%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 54 (19.01%) Degree
2 18 (6.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (4.93%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.93%) Security Cleared
4 8 (2.82%) CCNA
4 8 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (2.82%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.46%) CCNP
5 7 (2.46%) PhD
6 4 (1.41%) AWS Certification
6 4 (1.41%) MCTS
6 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.41%) OCPJP
6 4 (1.41%) RHCSA
7 2 (0.70%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.87%) QA
System Software
1 173 (60.92%) Docker
2 25 (8.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (6.34%) Xen
4 10 (3.52%) KVM
5 8 (2.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 7 (2.46%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (2.46%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (1.41%) vSphere
8 2 (0.70%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
9 1 (0.35%) Ceph
9 1 (0.35%) Lustre
9 1 (0.35%) NFS
9 1 (0.35%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 279 (98.24%) Ansible
2 263 (92.61%) Puppet
3 245 (86.27%) Opscode Chef
4 144 (50.70%) Kubernetes
5 131 (46.13%) Terraform
6 53 (18.66%) Packer
7 39 (13.73%) Docker Swarm
8 36 (12.68%) Consul
9 30 (10.56%) Nagios
10 29 (10.21%) Grafana
10 29 (10.21%) ZABBIX
11 28 (9.86%) Graphite
11 28 (9.86%) Opsview
12 12 (4.23%) Mesos
13 9 (3.17%) Istio
13 9 (3.17%) Kibana
13 9 (3.17%) Knative
13 9 (3.17%) Prometheus
14 7 (2.46%) Icinga
15 5 (1.76%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 86 (30.28%) Google
2 32 (11.27%) VMware
3 22 (7.75%) IBM
4 18 (6.34%) Microsoft
4 18 (6.34%) Oracle
5 15 (5.28%) SaltStack
6 14 (4.93%) SAP
7 12 (4.23%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (3.17%) Adobe
8 9 (3.17%) Dell
8 9 (3.17%) Dynatrace
8 9 (3.17%) MuleSoft
8 9 (3.17%) New Relic
8 9 (3.17%) Splunk
9 6 (2.11%) Facebook
9 6 (2.11%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.76%) Rackspace
11 4 (1.41%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.70%) hybris
13 1 (0.35%) Isilon