Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Salt
UK
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 725 805 821
Rank change year-on-year +80 +16 +30
Permanent jobs citing Salt 379 400 360
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.13% 2.32% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 322 322 320
UK median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £59,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% +5.93% -1.67%
10th Percentile £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +23.81% - +5.00%

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 17,762 17,209 14,832
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.33% 10.01% 8.77%
Number of salaries quoted 13,685 13,600 11,983
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,750 £31,408 £30,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 23 May 2019.

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 23 May 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 +75 368 £70,000 +12.00% 9
London +72 268 £70,000 - 2
UK excluding London +58 106 £65,000 +23.81% 7
South East +42 49 £70,000 +40.00% 1
North of England -2 32 £60,000 +14.29% 3
North West +26 30 £60,000 +14.29% 2
Midlands +36 9 £72,500 +38.10% 2
West Midlands +26 9 £72,500 +11.54% 1
South West +23 8 £50,500 +15.43% 1
Wales +20 5 £38,500 -9.41%
Scotland - 3 - -
Yorkshire -2 2 £57,500 +9.52% 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 350 (92.35%) Ansible
2 328 (86.54%) DevOps
3 322 (84.96%) Amazon AWS
4 294 (77.57%) Python
5 291 (76.78%) Linux
6 287 (75.73%) Puppet
7 267 (70.45%) Opscode Chef
8 207 (54.62%) Docker
9 186 (49.08%) Microsoft Azure
10 168 (44.33%) Agile Software Development
11 149 (39.31%) Configuration Management
12 144 (37.99%) Kubernetes
13 143 (37.73%) Java
14 135 (35.62%) Jenkins
15 123 (32.45%) Ruby
16 114 (30.08%) Git (software)
17 110 (29.02%) Windows
18 105 (27.70%) Google Cloud Platform
19 86 (22.69%) Terraform
19 86 (22.69%) Perl
20 85 (22.43%) Google
21 84 (22.16%) Apache
22 81 (21.37%) Open Source
23 78 (20.58%) Node.js
24 76 (20.05%) Bash Shell
25 75 (19.79%) TeamCity
26 74 (19.53%) Continuous Integration
26 74 (19.53%) Data Centre
27 72 (19.00%) Public Cloud
28 71 (18.73%) Scrum

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 84 (22.16%) Apache
2 70 (18.47%) Tomcat
3 32 (8.44%) OpenStack
4 26 (6.86%) Apache Spark
5 24 (6.33%) Cloud Foundry
6 16 (4.22%) WebSphere
7 15 (3.96%) MS Exchange
7 15 (3.96%) WordPress
8 13 (3.43%) WebLogic
9 9 (2.37%) Apache Solr
10 7 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (1.06%) nginx
12 3 (0.79%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.79%) Confluence
12 3 (0.79%) JBoss
13 2 (0.53%) Jetty
13 2 (0.53%) Jupyter
14 1 (0.26%) WildFly
Applications
1 16 (4.22%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.53%) SPSS
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.32%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.26%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 322 (84.96%) Amazon AWS
2 186 (49.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 105 (27.70%) Google Cloud Platform
4 61 (16.09%) AWS CloudFormation
5 42 (11.08%) GitHub
6 32 (8.44%) SaaS
7 26 (6.86%) PaaS
8 20 (5.28%) Serverless
9 19 (5.01%) OpenShift
10 17 (4.49%) Office 365
11 16 (4.22%) Cloud Computing
12 13 (3.43%) IBM Cloud
13 10 (2.64%) Amazon EC2
14 8 (2.11%) Amazon S3
14 8 (2.11%) IaaS
15 7 (1.85%) Apigee
16 5 (1.32%) Kong
16 5 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 4 (1.06%) AWS Lambda
18 3 (0.79%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 32 (8.44%) Firewall
1 32 (8.44%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.11%) VPN
3 7 (1.85%) VLAN
4 6 (1.58%) DNS
4 6 (1.58%) Internet
5 3 (0.79%) DHCP
6 2 (0.53%) HTTP
6 2 (0.53%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.53%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (0.26%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.26%) LAN
7 1 (0.26%) SAN
7 1 (0.26%) SSL
7 1 (0.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (11.87%) PostgreSQL
2 37 (9.76%) MySQL
3 26 (6.86%) Apache Cassandra
4 23 (6.07%) SQL Server
5 20 (5.28%) Big Data
6 18 (4.75%) MongoDB
7 17 (4.49%) Amazon Redshift
7 17 (4.49%) Redis
8 16 (4.22%) Neo4j
9 13 (3.43%) Hadoop
10 9 (2.37%) NoSQL
11 8 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
11 8 (2.11%) Blockchain
12 7 (1.85%) Apache Accumulo
12 7 (1.85%) IBM InfoSphere
12 7 (1.85%) OrientDB
13 5 (1.32%) Relational Database
14 3 (0.79%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.79%) MariaDB
15 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 135 (35.62%) Jenkins
2 114 (30.08%) Git (software)
3 75 (19.79%) TeamCity
4 69 (18.21%) Octopus Deploy
5 49 (12.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 42 (11.08%) JIRA
7 34 (8.97%) git-flow
8 32 (8.44%) Maven
9 30 (7.92%) RSpec
9 30 (7.92%) Subversion
10 28 (7.39%) Vagrant
11 25 (6.60%) Bitbucket
12 19 (5.01%) Selenium
13 18 (4.75%) GitLab
14 16 (4.22%) Gradle
15 15 (3.96%) JUnit
15 15 (3.96%) Log4j
15 15 (3.96%) TestNG
16 13 (3.43%) Hudson
17 7 (1.85%) Ant
General
1 49 (12.93%) Finance
2 20 (5.28%) Legal
3 18 (4.75%) Banking
4 15 (3.96%) Marketing
5 9 (2.37%) Games
6 5 (1.32%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.06%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.79%) Electronics
8 3 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.26%) Law
9 1 (0.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 216 (56.99%) DevOps Engineer
2 78 (20.58%) AWS Engineer
3 47 (12.40%) AWS DevOps
4 41 (10.82%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 33 (8.71%) Cloud Engineer
5 33 (8.71%) Linux Engineer
6 32 (8.44%) Developer
7 30 (7.92%) Senior DevOps
7 30 (7.92%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 30 (7.92%) Site Reliability Engineer
8 24 (6.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 24 (6.33%) Site Engineer
9 23 (6.07%) Azure Engineer
9 23 (6.07%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 21 (5.54%) DevOps Manager
10 21 (5.54%) Java Developer
10 21 (5.54%) VMware Engineer
11 20 (5.28%) PowerShell Engineer
12 19 (5.01%) Architect
13 18 (4.75%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (20.58%) Node.js
2 67 (17.68%) Web Services
3 43 (11.35%) Elastic Stack
4 32 (8.44%) Java EE
4 32 (8.44%) LAPP Stack
5 28 (7.39%) Spring
6 24 (6.33%) LAMP
7 17 (4.49%) RESTful
8 15 (3.96%) Ajax
8 15 (3.96%) CSS
8 15 (3.96%) Hibernate
8 15 (3.96%) HTML
8 15 (3.96%) jQuery
8 15 (3.96%) JSP
8 15 (3.96%) JSTL
9 13 (3.43%) Spring Boot
10 10 (2.64%) AngularJS
10 10 (2.64%) React
11 9 (2.37%) Kafka
11 9 (2.37%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 74 (19.53%) Data Centre
2 72 (19.00%) Public Cloud
3 63 (16.62%) Fintech
4 25 (6.60%) Hedge funds
5 21 (5.54%) Algorithms
6 18 (4.75%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (4.49%) Data Structures
7 17 (4.49%) Greenfield Project
8 16 (4.22%) Cloud Native
8 16 (4.22%) Self-Motivation
9 13 (3.43%) Hybrid Cloud
10 12 (3.17%) Blog
11 8 (2.11%) Private Cloud
12 7 (1.85%) Virtual Team
13 5 (1.32%) Life Science
14 4 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
15 3 (0.79%) Cybercrime
15 3 (0.79%) Marketing Technology
15 3 (0.79%) NHS
16 2 (0.53%) Industry 4.0
Operating Systems
1 291 (76.78%) Linux
2 110 (29.02%) Windows
3 28 (7.39%) Ubuntu
4 24 (6.33%) CentOS
5 19 (5.01%) Android
5 19 (5.01%) Unix
6 15 (3.96%) openSUSE
6 15 (3.96%) Windows Server
7 14 (3.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (2.37%) Debian
9 5 (1.32%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.06%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.06%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.79%) Solaris
12 1 (0.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (86.54%) DevOps
2 168 (44.33%) Agile Software Development
3 149 (39.31%) Configuration Management
4 81 (21.37%) Open Source
5 74 (19.53%) Continuous Integration
6 71 (18.73%) Scrum
7 49 (12.93%) Continuous Delivery
8 48 (12.66%) Stakeholder Management
9 47 (12.40%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 41 (10.82%) Infrastructure Automation
11 40 (10.55%) Asset Management
11 40 (10.55%) Wealth Management
12 39 (10.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 38 (10.03%) Infrastructure as Code
13 38 (10.03%) Microservices
14 32 (8.44%) Release Management
15 31 (8.18%) Project Management
16 29 (7.65%) TDD
17 27 (7.12%) Migration
18 24 (6.33%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 294 (77.57%) Python
2 143 (37.73%) Java
3 123 (32.45%) Ruby
4 86 (22.69%) Perl
5 76 (20.05%) Bash Shell
6 69 (18.21%) C#
7 65 (17.15%) SQL
8 61 (16.09%) PowerShell
9 52 (13.72%) Go
10 45 (11.87%) PHP
11 44 (11.61%) C++
12 39 (10.29%) JavaScript
13 18 (4.75%) Scala
14 11 (2.90%) C
15 9 (2.37%) Shell Script
16 4 (1.06%) Objective-C
17 2 (0.53%) R
18 1 (0.26%) Java 8
18 1 (0.26%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 54 (14.25%) Degree
2 15 (3.96%) Security Cleared
3 14 (3.69%) DV Cleared
3 14 (3.69%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.43%) Master's Degree
5 10 (2.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.85%) CCNA
6 7 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.58%) CCNP
7 6 (1.58%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (1.06%) AWS Certification
8 4 (1.06%) PhD
9 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.79%) RHCSA
10 2 (0.53%) CEH
10 2 (0.53%) MCTS
10 2 (0.53%) OCPJP
10 2 (0.53%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.53%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.26%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 207 (54.62%) Docker
2 47 (12.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (8.18%) vSphere
4 30 (7.92%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (4.75%) Active Directory
6 7 (1.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 7 (1.85%) VirtualBox
7 4 (1.06%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.26%) KVM
8 1 (0.26%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 350 (92.35%) Ansible
2 287 (75.73%) Puppet
3 267 (70.45%) Opscode Chef
4 144 (37.99%) Kubernetes
5 86 (22.69%) Terraform
6 44 (11.61%) Packer
7 42 (11.08%) Consul
8 38 (10.03%) Prometheus
9 33 (8.71%) Icinga
10 26 (6.86%) Docker Swarm
11 16 (4.22%) Nagios
11 16 (4.22%) SCCM
12 15 (3.96%) ZABBIX
13 10 (2.64%) Grafana
13 10 (2.64%) Graphite
13 10 (2.64%) Opsview
14 7 (1.85%) Mesos
15 5 (1.32%) logstash
16 3 (0.79%) CFEngine
17 2 (0.53%) Ambari
Vendors
1 85 (22.43%) Google
2 48 (12.66%) VMware
3 35 (9.23%) Red Hat
3 35 (9.23%) SaltStack
4 24 (6.33%) Oracle
5 20 (5.28%) IBM
6 12 (3.17%) SAP
7 10 (2.64%) Microsoft
8 6 (1.58%) Atlassian
8 6 (1.58%) Facebook
8 6 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.58%) Sun
9 5 (1.32%) Adyen
9 5 (1.32%) Recurly
9 5 (1.32%) Splunk
10 4 (1.06%) SolarWinds
11 2 (0.53%) Alteryx
11 2 (0.53%) Axway
11 2 (0.53%) Rackspace
11 2 (0.53%) SnapLogic