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

Salt
UK
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 872 719 794
Rank change year-on-year -153 +75 -60
Permanent jobs citing Salt 123 73 329
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.63% 0.71% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 109 49 245
10th Percentile £50,000 £55,000 £45,200
25th Percentile £55,000 £63,750 £57,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £80,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +16.67%
75th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £67,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year -11.11% +8.00% +19.05%

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 19,462 10,301 18,771
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.24% 14.93% 13.04%
Number of salaries quoted 12,987 8,429 14,474
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £58,627
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +2.34% +6.59%
75th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 July 2021.

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 29 July 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 -135 106 £70,000 -12.50% 35
UK excluding London -78 53 £60,000 -11.11% 9
London -132 52 £80,000 -3.03% 26
Work from Home -219 28 £70,000 -12.50% 7
Midlands - 23 £65,000 - 3
West Midlands - 23 £65,000 - 3
North of England -46 18 £50,000 - 5
North West - 15 £85,000 - 3
East of England - 10 £55,000 -
North East - 6 £43,750 - 1
Scotland -67 3 £55,000 -18.52%
Yorkshire -69 3 £47,500 -5.00% 1
South West -86 1 £72,500 -6.45%
South East -93 1 £52,500 -26.32% 1

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 107 (86.99%) Opscode Chef
2 99 (80.49%) DevOps
3 96 (78.05%) Ansible
4 93 (75.61%) Puppet
5 88 (71.54%) AWS
6 81 (65.85%) Python
7 76 (61.79%) Configuration Management
8 74 (60.16%) Kubernetes
9 73 (59.35%) Terraform
10 70 (56.91%) Docker
11 61 (49.59%) Azure
12 56 (45.53%) Agile Software Development
13 51 (41.46%) Jenkins
14 45 (36.59%) VMware
15 44 (35.77%) Linux
16 39 (31.71%) Go
16 39 (31.71%) GCP
17 37 (30.08%) Git (software)
18 36 (29.27%) Social Skills
19 34 (27.64%) Computer Science
20 33 (26.83%) Google
21 30 (24.39%) Java
21 30 (24.39%) AWS CloudFormation
22 29 (23.58%) OpenShift
23 27 (21.95%) Infrastructure as Code
24 26 (21.14%) VMware Infrastructure
25 25 (20.33%) ZABBIX
25 25 (20.33%) Grafana
26 24 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
26 24 (19.51%) Project Management

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 17 (13.82%) Apache
2 13 (10.57%) OpenStack
3 12 (9.76%) Tomcat
4 10 (8.13%) Cloud Foundry
5 6 (4.88%) nginx
6 5 (4.07%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.63%) Apache Pulsar
8 1 (0.81%) Confluence
8 1 (0.81%) IIS
8 1 (0.81%) Traffic Server
Cloud Services
1 88 (71.54%) AWS
2 61 (49.59%) Azure
3 39 (31.71%) GCP
4 30 (24.39%) AWS CloudFormation
5 29 (23.58%) OpenShift
6 16 (13.01%) PaaS
7 14 (11.38%) Pulumi
8 10 (8.13%) Amazon EKS
8 10 (8.13%) IBM Cloud
8 10 (8.13%) Stackdriver
9 9 (7.32%) AWS CodePipeline
9 9 (7.32%) MinIO
9 9 (7.32%) Serverless
10 7 (5.69%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (5.69%) IaaS
11 6 (4.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (4.88%) Datadog
11 6 (4.88%) SaaS
12 5 (4.07%) Adobe Analytics
12 5 (4.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.94%) DNS
2 10 (8.13%) HTTP
3 8 (6.50%) Firewall
3 8 (6.50%) TCP/IP
4 7 (5.69%) SAN
4 7 (5.69%) SD-WAN
4 7 (5.69%) VPN
4 7 (5.69%) VSAN
5 6 (4.88%) Internet
6 4 (3.25%) Broadband
7 3 (2.44%) AMQP
7 3 (2.44%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (2.44%) H.323
8 1 (0.81%) BGP
8 1 (0.81%) DHCP
8 1 (0.81%) MPLS
8 1 (0.81%) VLAN
8 1 (0.81%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.07%) Big Data
2 11 (8.94%) NoSQL
3 8 (6.50%) MySQL
4 7 (5.69%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (4.88%) Redis
6 4 (3.25%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.63%) Aerospike
7 2 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.63%) ArangoDB
7 2 (1.63%) CockroachDB
7 2 (1.63%) Couchbase
7 2 (1.63%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.63%) OpenStack Swift
7 2 (1.63%) Scylla
8 1 (0.81%) Amazon Aurora
8 1 (0.81%) ClickHouse
8 1 (0.81%) InfluxDB
8 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 51 (41.46%) Jenkins
2 37 (30.08%) Git (software)
3 20 (16.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 19 (15.45%) Hudson
4 19 (15.45%) Vagrant
5 8 (6.50%) GitLab
6 5 (4.07%) Bitbucket
6 5 (4.07%) CircleCI
6 5 (4.07%) JIRA
7 4 (3.25%) Mercurial
8 3 (2.44%) Artifactory
8 3 (2.44%) Gatling
8 3 (2.44%) GoCD
8 3 (2.44%) JMeter
8 3 (2.44%) Selenium
8 3 (2.44%) Subversion
General
1 36 (29.27%) Social Skills
2 22 (17.89%) Finance
3 10 (8.13%) Presentation Skills
4 5 (4.07%) Marketing
4 5 (4.07%) Public Sector
5 4 (3.25%) Games
6 3 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.44%) Retail
7 2 (1.63%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (34.15%) DevOps Engineer
2 36 (29.27%) Platform Engineer
3 29 (23.58%) AWS Engineer
4 19 (15.45%) Data Engineer
5 14 (11.38%) Site Reliability Engineer
6 10 (8.13%) Lead DevOps
6 10 (8.13%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 10 (8.13%) Linux Engineer
7 9 (7.32%) Architect
8 8 (6.50%) Automation Engineer
8 8 (6.50%) Senior Architect
9 7 (5.69%) Site Engineer
10 6 (4.88%) Consultant
10 6 (4.88%) DevOps Consultant
11 5 (4.07%) DevOps Automation Engineer
11 5 (4.07%) Senior Technical Architect
11 5 (4.07%) Technical Architect
12 4 (3.25%) Technical Leader
13 3 (2.44%) IP Network Engineer
13 3 (2.44%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.01%) RabbitMQ
2 15 (12.20%) Node.js
3 13 (10.57%) Elastic Stack
4 10 (8.13%) Spring
5 9 (7.32%) Kafka
6 8 (6.50%) Web Services
7 7 (5.69%) Spring Boot
7 7 (5.69%) Spring Cloud
8 6 (4.88%) boto
9 5 (4.07%) RESTful
9 5 (4.07%) Vue.js
10 4 (3.25%) CodeIgniter
10 4 (3.25%) jQuery
10 4 (3.25%) Laravel
10 4 (3.25%) MyBatis
10 4 (3.25%) YAML
10 4 (3.25%) Zuul
11 3 (2.44%) Django
11 3 (2.44%) Flask
11 3 (2.44%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.82%) Public Cloud
2 12 (9.76%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (8.13%) Cloud Native
4 9 (7.32%) Data Centre
5 8 (6.50%) Blog
6 3 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.44%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.63%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (1.63%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.81%) iPhone
8 1 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 44 (35.77%) Linux
2 17 (13.82%) Unix
3 13 (10.57%) CentOS
4 9 (7.32%) Windows
5 7 (5.69%) Android
6 6 (4.88%) Ubuntu
6 6 (4.88%) Windows Server
7 4 (3.25%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.63%) Debian
9 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (80.49%) DevOps
2 76 (61.79%) Configuration Management
3 56 (45.53%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (27.64%) Computer Science
5 27 (21.95%) Infrastructure as Code
6 24 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (19.51%) Project Management
7 23 (18.70%) Scrum
7 23 (18.70%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 21 (17.07%) High Availability
9 19 (15.45%) Artificial Intelligence
9 19 (15.45%) Data Engineering
9 19 (15.45%) Data Science
10 18 (14.63%) Mentoring
11 16 (13.01%) Fintech
12 14 (11.38%) Kanban
12 14 (11.38%) Microservices
12 14 (11.38%) Software Engineering
12 14 (11.38%) Thought Leadership
13 13 (10.57%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 81 (65.85%) Python
2 39 (31.71%) Go
3 30 (24.39%) Java
4 23 (18.70%) Ruby
5 18 (14.63%) Bash Shell
5 18 (14.63%) PowerShell
6 12 (9.76%) C#
7 11 (8.94%) JavaScript
8 10 (8.13%) SQL
9 9 (7.32%) C++
9 9 (7.32%) Perl
10 4 (3.25%) PHP
10 4 (3.25%) TypeScript
11 3 (2.44%) Scala
11 3 (2.44%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.63%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (13.82%) Degree
2 10 (8.13%) Master's Degree
3 5 (4.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.44%) CCNA
4 3 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 70 (56.91%) Docker
2 26 (21.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (17.89%) Xen
4 17 (13.82%) Hyper-V
5 11 (8.94%) KVM
6 9 (7.32%) NFS
6 9 (7.32%) vSphere
7 7 (5.69%) Ceph
7 7 (5.69%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.81%) iptables
9 1 (0.81%) LXC
9 1 (0.81%) Squid
9 1 (0.81%) Varnish
9 1 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 107 (86.99%) Opscode Chef
2 96 (78.05%) Ansible
3 93 (75.61%) Puppet
4 74 (60.16%) Kubernetes
5 73 (59.35%) Terraform
6 25 (20.33%) Grafana
6 25 (20.33%) ZABBIX
7 21 (17.07%) Nagios
8 20 (16.26%) Consul
8 20 (16.26%) Docker Swarm
8 20 (16.26%) Graphite
9 19 (15.45%) Packer
9 19 (15.45%) Prometheus
10 18 (14.63%) Opsview
11 11 (8.94%) HAProxy
12 7 (5.69%) vCenter Server
13 4 (3.25%) Rancher
13 4 (3.25%) Rsyslog
14 3 (2.44%) Mesos
15 1 (0.81%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 45 (36.59%) VMware
2 33 (26.83%) Google
3 23 (18.70%) Red Hat
4 13 (10.57%) Microsoft
5 12 (9.76%) AppDynamics
5 12 (9.76%) Dynatrace
6 10 (8.13%) IBM
6 10 (8.13%) SAP
7 9 (7.32%) SolarWinds
8 6 (4.88%) New Relic
9 5 (4.07%) Adobe
9 5 (4.07%) Citrix
9 5 (4.07%) Oracle
9 5 (4.07%) SaltStack
10 4 (3.25%) Cisco
10 4 (3.25%) Splunk
11 3 (2.44%) Avaya
11 3 (2.44%) HP
12 1 (0.81%) Fortinet
12 1 (0.81%) TOWER Software