Period
to 30 October 2020

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 30 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Salt
UK
6 months to
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 653 790 648
Rank change year-on-year +137 -142 +273
Permanent jobs citing Salt 38 280 596
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.20% 0.36%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.47% 1.57% 3.40%
Number of salaries quoted 34 195 473
Median annual salary £81,250 £72,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.07% +20.83% +8.11%
10th Percentile £52,875 £46,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £56,250 £65,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -13.46% +18.18% +4.76%

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 8,150 17,784 17,553
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.31% 12.97% 10.67%
Number of salaries quoted 6,715 13,496 13,847
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,160 £32,000 £32,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +7.78%

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 30 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Salt in the UK

Salt
Top 7 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 30 October 2020. 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 +146 35 £82,500 +10.00% 15
London +117 34 £83,750 +4.69% 10
Work from Home +12 8 £85,000 +30.77% 1
UK excluding London +259 2 £56,250 -13.46% 6
Midlands +110 1 £67,500 +28.57% 3
West Midlands +101 1 £67,500 -6.90% 3
Wales +50 1 £45,000 +20.00%

For the 6 months to 30 October 2020, 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 36 (94.74%) Puppet
2 33 (86.84%) AWS
3 32 (84.21%) Python
4 31 (81.58%) Opscode Chef
5 28 (73.68%) Ansible
6 27 (71.05%) DevOps
7 23 (60.53%) Linux
8 22 (57.89%) Docker
9 21 (55.26%) Terraform
10 20 (52.63%) Azure
11 19 (50.00%) Jenkins
11 19 (50.00%) Kubernetes
12 17 (44.74%) GCP
12 17 (44.74%) Configuration Management
13 16 (42.11%) Google
14 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (36.84%) Java
15 13 (34.21%) Continuous Integration
16 12 (31.58%) Unix
16 12 (31.58%) Go
16 12 (31.58%) Fintech
17 11 (28.95%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 11 (28.95%) AWS CloudFormation
17 11 (28.95%) IaaS
18 10 (26.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 9 (23.68%) PostgreSQL
20 8 (21.05%) Bash Shell
20 8 (21.05%) Finance
20 8 (21.05%) Git (software)
20 8 (21.05%) VPN

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 5 (13.16%) OpenStack
2 2 (5.26%) Apache
2 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.63%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (2.63%) Confluence
3 1 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.63%) nginx
3 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 33 (86.84%) AWS
2 20 (52.63%) Azure
3 17 (44.74%) GCP
4 11 (28.95%) AWS CloudFormation
4 11 (28.95%) IaaS
5 7 (18.42%) PaaS
6 6 (15.79%) SaaS
7 5 (13.16%) DigitalOcean
7 5 (13.16%) Linode
8 2 (5.26%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (5.26%) Serverless
8 2 (5.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (2.63%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (2.63%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.05%) Firewall
1 8 (21.05%) VPN
2 5 (13.16%) AMQP
2 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
3 3 (7.89%) Internet
4 2 (5.26%) Cisco Wireless
4 2 (5.26%) LAN
4 2 (5.26%) MVNO
4 2 (5.26%) Network Security
4 2 (5.26%) Wireless
4 2 (5.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (13.16%) MySQL
3 3 (7.89%) NoSQL
3 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.63%) Redis
Development Applications
1 19 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 10 (26.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (21.05%) Git (software)
4 7 (18.42%) Hudson
4 7 (18.42%) TeamCity
5 6 (15.79%) Vagrant
6 4 (10.53%) CircleCI
7 3 (7.89%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (5.26%) GoCD
9 1 (2.63%) Artifactory
9 1 (2.63%) Bitbucket
9 1 (2.63%) JIRA
9 1 (2.63%) Travis CI
General
1 8 (21.05%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.26%) Back Office
4 1 (2.63%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (52.63%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (23.68%) AWS Engineer
3 8 (21.05%) AWS DevOps
3 8 (21.05%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 7 (18.42%) DevOps Engineer - Fintech
4 7 (18.42%) Site Reliability Engineer
5 6 (15.79%) Platform Engineer
5 6 (15.79%) Senior Platform Engineer
5 6 (15.79%) Site Engineer
6 5 (13.16%) Senior DevOps
6 5 (13.16%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 4 (10.53%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (7.89%) Architect
8 3 (7.89%) Lead DevOps
8 3 (7.89%) Lead DevOps Engineer
9 2 (5.26%) IP Network Engineer
9 2 (5.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 2 (5.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 2 (5.26%) Python Engineer
9 2 (5.26%) Senior IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) RabbitMQ
2 5 (13.16%) boto
3 3 (7.89%) Node.js
3 3 (7.89%) Web Services
4 1 (2.63%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (2.63%) Java EE
4 1 (2.63%) Kafka
4 1 (2.63%) LAMP
4 1 (2.63%) Spring
4 1 (2.63%) Spring Boot
4 1 (2.63%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (13.16%) Virtual Team
3 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.53%) Public Cloud
4 2 (5.26%) Cloud Native
4 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.26%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.63%) Replication
5 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 23 (60.53%) Linux
2 12 (31.58%) Unix
3 2 (5.26%) CentOS
3 2 (5.26%) Windows
4 1 (2.63%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (71.05%) DevOps
2 17 (44.74%) Configuration Management
3 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (34.21%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (31.58%) Fintech
6 11 (28.95%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 6 (15.79%) High Availability
7 6 (15.79%) Load Balancing
7 6 (15.79%) SIEM
8 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure as Code
8 5 (13.16%) Microservices
8 5 (13.16%) Observability
9 4 (10.53%) Project Delivery
9 4 (10.53%) Scrum
10 3 (7.89%) Information Security
10 3 (7.89%) Kanban
10 3 (7.89%) Migration
10 3 (7.89%) Operational Stability
10 3 (7.89%) Presales
10 3 (7.89%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 32 (84.21%) Python
2 14 (36.84%) Java
3 12 (31.58%) Go
4 8 (21.05%) Bash Shell
5 7 (18.42%) Ruby
6 6 (15.79%) C#
7 5 (13.16%) C++
8 3 (7.89%) C
9 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
9 2 (5.26%) SQL
10 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Degree
2 2 (5.26%) AWS Certification
2 2 (5.26%) CCNA
2 2 (5.26%) CCNP
2 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.63%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) FINRA
System Software
1 22 (57.89%) Docker
2 5 (13.16%) Xen
3 4 (10.53%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 36 (94.74%) Puppet
2 31 (81.58%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (73.68%) Ansible
4 21 (55.26%) Terraform
5 19 (50.00%) Kubernetes
6 7 (18.42%) Consul
6 7 (18.42%) Grafana
6 7 (18.42%) Graphite
6 7 (18.42%) Nagios
7 6 (15.79%) Docker Swarm
7 6 (15.79%) Opsview
7 6 (15.79%) Packer
7 6 (15.79%) ZABBIX
8 3 (7.89%) Mesos
9 2 (5.26%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (5.26%) Control-M
10 1 (2.63%) Ganglia
10 1 (2.63%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 16 (42.11%) Google
2 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.16%) VMware
4 2 (5.26%) Cisco
4 2 (5.26%) Meraki
5 1 (2.63%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.63%) IBM
5 1 (2.63%) New Relic
5 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.63%) SAP