Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Salt
UK
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 762 848 861
Rank change year-on-year +86 +13 +117
Permanent jobs citing Salt 455 342 461
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.20% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.59% 2.25% 2.64%
Number of salaries quoted 348 300 420
UK median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £38,750 £36,125 £37,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £76,375 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -23.08%

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 17,564 15,225 17,461
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.09% 8.79% 8.71%
Number of salaries quoted 13,832 12,312 14,135
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £30,025
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +102 442 £62,500 +8.70% 70
London +86 284 £70,000 +12.00% 43
UK excluding London -13 162 £52,500 - 27
North of England +54 67 £52,500 -4.55% 10
North West +29 52 £52,500 - 9
South East -21 50 £50,000 +11.11% 4
South West -17 17 £45,000 -20.00% 4
Yorkshire +24 15 £52,500 -4.55% 1
Midlands +3 11 £57,500 +4.55% 1
West Midlands +22 9 £57,500 -11.54% 1
East of England -8 9 £75,000 +13.21% 6
Wales - 6 £43,250 - 1
Scotland - 4 £42,000 - 1
East Midlands -3 2 £40,000 -25.58%

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 381 (83.74%) Ansible
2 371 (81.54%) Puppet
3 354 (77.80%) Opscode Chef
4 351 (77.14%) Python
5 348 (76.48%) DevOps
6 337 (74.07%) Linux
7 293 (64.40%) Amazon AWS
8 276 (60.66%) Docker
9 232 (50.99%) Configuration Management
10 196 (43.08%) Java
11 192 (42.20%) Microsoft Azure
12 178 (39.12%) Bash Shell
13 169 (37.14%) Kubernetes
14 168 (36.92%) Jenkins
15 164 (36.04%) Agile Software Development
16 162 (35.60%) Ruby
17 142 (31.21%) Terraform
18 141 (30.99%) Continuous Integration
19 125 (27.47%) Open Source
20 115 (25.27%) Node.js
21 102 (22.42%) TCP/IP
22 98 (21.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
23 90 (19.78%) Windows
24 86 (18.90%) Scrum
25 84 (18.46%) Go
26 83 (18.24%) Big Data
27 81 (17.80%) Degree
28 80 (17.58%) Git (software)
29 78 (17.14%) High Availability
30 76 (16.70%) Web Services

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 59 (12.97%) OpenStack
2 49 (10.77%) Apache
3 44 (9.67%) Tomcat
4 27 (5.93%) Cloud Foundry
5 25 (5.49%) nginx
6 23 (5.05%) Apache Pig
6 23 (5.05%) Apache Spark
7 21 (4.62%) WebLogic
8 19 (4.18%) WebSphere
9 15 (3.30%) WordPress
10 14 (3.08%) Confluence
11 9 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (1.98%) JBoss
12 5 (1.10%) GlassFish
12 5 (1.10%) Jetty
13 3 (0.66%) Apache ServiceMix
13 3 (0.66%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 3 (0.66%) Traffic Server
14 2 (0.44%) Moodle
15 1 (0.22%) lighttpd
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 293 (64.40%) Amazon AWS
2 192 (42.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (14.51%) Google Cloud Platform
4 65 (14.29%) AWS CloudFormation
5 33 (7.25%) IaaS
6 31 (6.81%) OpenShift
7 30 (6.59%) PaaS
8 22 (4.84%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (4.40%) Serverless
10 19 (4.18%) IBM Cloud
11 17 (3.74%) GitHub
11 17 (3.74%) SaaS
12 9 (1.98%) Datadog
12 9 (1.98%) DigitalOcean
12 9 (1.98%) Sumo Logic
13 8 (1.76%) Loggly
14 7 (1.54%) Slack
14 7 (1.54%) Trello
15 6 (1.32%) Linode
16 3 (0.66%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 102 (22.42%) TCP/IP
2 73 (16.04%) Firewall
3 68 (14.95%) HTTP
4 38 (8.35%) VPN
5 36 (7.91%) DNS
6 33 (7.25%) SSL
7 26 (5.71%) Internet
8 10 (2.20%) SMTP
9 9 (1.98%) VLAN
10 6 (1.32%) AMQP
10 6 (1.32%) DHCP
10 6 (1.32%) VoIP
11 4 (0.88%) LAN
11 4 (0.88%) SNMP
11 4 (0.88%) SSH
11 4 (0.88%) WAN
12 3 (0.66%) Ethernet
12 3 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (0.66%) SMS
12 3 (0.66%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (18.24%) Big Data
2 68 (14.95%) MySQL
3 52 (11.43%) SQL Server
4 47 (10.33%) Hadoop
5 39 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
6 32 (7.03%) Apache Cassandra
7 28 (6.15%) MongoDB
8 25 (5.49%) Apache Hive
9 23 (5.05%) Relational Database
10 21 (4.62%) Redis
11 19 (4.18%) NoSQL
12 10 (2.20%) Data Lake
12 10 (2.20%) HBase
13 7 (1.54%) RDBMS
14 5 (1.10%) DB2
14 5 (1.10%) Neo4j
15 3 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
15 3 (0.66%) InfluxDB
15 3 (0.66%) OLAP
15 3 (0.66%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 168 (36.92%) Jenkins
2 98 (21.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 80 (17.58%) Git (software)
4 73 (16.04%) Vagrant
5 55 (12.09%) JIRA
6 48 (10.55%) TeamCity
7 47 (10.33%) Selenium
8 43 (9.45%) Bitbucket
9 37 (8.13%) Hudson
10 34 (7.47%) Maven
11 33 (7.25%) Subversion
12 29 (6.37%) Robot Framework
13 23 (5.05%) CodeSonar
13 23 (5.05%) git-flow
13 23 (5.05%) Octopus Deploy
14 19 (4.18%) Sonatype Nexus
15 18 (3.96%) Gradle
15 18 (3.96%) JUnit
15 18 (3.96%) TestNG
16 17 (3.74%) Artifactory
General
1 61 (13.41%) Finance
2 17 (3.74%) Banking
3 15 (3.30%) Publishing
3 15 (3.30%) Retail
4 14 (3.08%) Marketing
5 11 (2.42%) Legal
6 10 (2.20%) Financial Institution
6 10 (2.20%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.98%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.88%) Electronics
8 4 (0.88%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.66%) Advertising
9 3 (0.66%) Law
10 1 (0.22%) Back Office
10 1 (0.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 248 (54.51%) DevOps Engineer
2 72 (15.82%) AWS Engineer
3 68 (14.95%) AWS DevOps
4 59 (12.97%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 47 (10.33%) Linux Engineer
6 46 (10.11%) Developer
7 45 (9.89%) Cloud Engineer
8 35 (7.69%) Architect
9 34 (7.47%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 30 (6.59%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 30 (6.59%) Software Engineer
11 28 (6.15%) Java Developer
12 22 (4.84%) Automation Engineer
12 22 (4.84%) Senior DevOps
12 22 (4.84%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 20 (4.40%) Java Engineer
14 19 (4.18%) C++ Software Engineer
14 19 (4.18%) Cloud Automation Engineer
14 19 (4.18%) Java Software Engineer
14 19 (4.18%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (25.27%) Node.js
2 76 (16.70%) Web Services
3 56 (12.31%) Java EE
4 45 (9.89%) .NET
5 38 (8.35%) Spring
6 36 (7.91%) LAMP
6 36 (7.91%) RabbitMQ
6 36 (7.91%) REST
7 27 (5.93%) CSS
7 27 (5.93%) Elastic Stack
7 27 (5.93%) HTML
8 26 (5.71%) ASP.NET
8 26 (5.71%) Django
9 24 (5.27%) LAPP Stack
10 23 (5.05%) .NET Framework
10 23 (5.05%) SOAP
10 23 (5.05%) Spring MVC
10 23 (5.05%) STL
11 21 (4.62%) Spring Boot
12 20 (4.40%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 61 (13.41%) Public Cloud
2 46 (10.11%) Computer Science
3 36 (7.91%) Self-Motivation
4 28 (6.15%) Fintech
5 27 (5.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 26 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (4.62%) Blog
7 21 (4.62%) Data Centre
8 20 (4.40%) Hybrid Cloud
9 19 (4.18%) Cloud Native
10 15 (3.30%) Semantic Web
11 12 (2.64%) Greenfield Project
11 12 (2.64%) Replication
12 11 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (2.42%) Linux Command Line
12 11 (2.42%) Management Information System
13 10 (2.20%) Cyberthreat
14 7 (1.54%) Virtual Team
15 6 (1.32%) Private Cloud
16 5 (1.10%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 337 (74.07%) Linux
2 90 (19.78%) Windows
3 42 (9.23%) Unix
4 38 (8.35%) Android
5 32 (7.03%) Ubuntu
6 28 (6.15%) CentOS
7 23 (5.05%) Apple iOS
7 23 (5.05%) Mac OS X
8 18 (3.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (3.30%) openSUSE
10 10 (2.20%) Debian
11 8 (1.76%) CoreOS
12 5 (1.10%) SUSE
13 4 (0.88%) Windows Server
14 2 (0.44%) Amazon Linux
14 2 (0.44%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.44%) Solaris
15 1 (0.22%) AIX
15 1 (0.22%) HPUX
15 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (76.48%) DevOps
2 232 (50.99%) Configuration Management
3 164 (36.04%) Agile Software Development
4 141 (30.99%) Continuous Integration
5 125 (27.47%) Open Source
6 86 (18.90%) Scrum
7 78 (17.14%) High Availability
8 75 (16.48%) Test Automation
9 64 (14.07%) Microservices
10 63 (13.85%) Software Engineering
11 47 (10.33%) TDD
12 40 (8.79%) Deployment Automation
13 39 (8.57%) Cybersecurity
14 38 (8.35%) Continuous Delivery
14 38 (8.35%) Continuous Deployment
15 34 (7.47%) Load Balancing
15 34 (7.47%) Stakeholder Management
16 32 (7.03%) Problem-Solving
17 27 (5.93%) Kanban
17 27 (5.93%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 351 (77.14%) Python
2 196 (43.08%) Java
3 178 (39.12%) Bash Shell
4 162 (35.60%) Ruby
5 84 (18.46%) Go
6 73 (16.04%) Perl
7 71 (15.60%) C#
8 60 (13.19%) JavaScript
9 58 (12.75%) PHP
10 56 (12.31%) PowerShell
11 53 (11.65%) C++
12 28 (6.15%) C
13 25 (5.49%) SQL
14 23 (5.05%) Objective-C
15 15 (3.30%) Scala
16 14 (3.08%) Shell Script
17 5 (1.10%) Java 8
18 3 (0.66%) Apex Code
18 3 (0.66%) Groovy
18 3 (0.66%) Korn
Qualifications
1 81 (17.80%) Degree
2 26 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (5.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (5.49%) Security Cleared
4 24 (5.27%) CCNA
5 23 (5.05%) DV Cleared
6 22 (4.84%) CISSP
6 22 (4.84%) CompTIA Security+
6 22 (4.84%) GIAC
6 22 (4.84%) Linux+ Certification
6 22 (4.84%) MCSE
6 22 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (4.84%) Network+ Certification
6 22 (4.84%) SANS
6 22 (4.84%) SSCP
7 19 (4.18%) Master's Degree
8 18 (3.96%) RHCE
9 17 (3.74%) RHCSA
10 13 (2.86%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (1.10%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.40%) GCP
2 8 (1.76%) QA
3 2 (0.44%) SLA
4 1 (0.22%) GDPR
4 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 276 (60.66%) Docker
2 33 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (6.37%) vSphere
4 15 (3.30%) VirtualBox
5 14 (3.08%) Xen
6 13 (2.86%) Hyper-V
7 10 (2.20%) HDFS
8 6 (1.32%) KVM
9 5 (1.10%) Active Directory
9 5 (1.10%) vCloud
9 5 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.44%) iptables
13 1 (0.22%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.22%) NFS
13 1 (0.22%) Snort
13 1 (0.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 381 (83.74%) Ansible
2 371 (81.54%) Puppet
3 354 (77.80%) Opscode Chef
4 169 (37.14%) Kubernetes
5 142 (31.21%) Terraform
6 55 (12.09%) Packer
7 54 (11.87%) Nagios
8 44 (9.67%) ZABBIX
9 43 (9.45%) Docker Swarm
9 43 (9.45%) Grafana
10 42 (9.23%) Consul
11 32 (7.03%) Graphite
12 29 (6.37%) Opsview
13 12 (2.64%) Mesos
14 10 (2.20%) CFEngine
14 10 (2.20%) Icinga
15 5 (1.10%) Munin
16 4 (0.88%) BMC PATROL
16 4 (0.88%) Cacti
16 4 (0.88%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 71 (15.60%) Google
2 61 (13.41%) Microsoft
3 58 (12.75%) Red Hat
4 47 (10.33%) VMware
5 46 (10.11%) SaltStack
6 42 (9.23%) Oracle
7 22 (4.84%) New Relic
8 20 (4.40%) IBM
8 20 (4.40%) Splunk
9 15 (3.30%) SAP
10 9 (1.98%) Rackspace
11 8 (1.76%) AppDynamics
12 6 (1.32%) Citrix
13 5 (1.10%) Atlassian
13 5 (1.10%) Cisco
13 5 (1.10%) Perforce
14 4 (0.88%) BMC
14 4 (0.88%) Brocade
14 4 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
15 3 (0.66%) Remedy