Period
to 8 December 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 8 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Salt
UK
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 792 650 913
Rank change year-on-year -142 +263 -100
Permanent jobs citing Salt 264 558 313
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.35% 0.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.56% 3.15% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 175 439 276
UK median annual salary £75,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +4.35% -8.00%
10th Percentile £47,500 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £120,000 £95,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +13.04% +9.52% -12.50%

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 16,971 17,724 16,225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.77% 11.15% 9.02%
Number of salaries quoted 12,950 13,979 13,294
UK median annual salary £58,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.36% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 -124 250 £75,000 +20.00% 30
London -40 191 £85,000 +21.43% 20
UK excluding London -40 61 £65,000 +13.04% 11
South East +35 39 £65,000 +8.33% 3
North West -26 8 £62,500 +4.17% 2
North of England -29 8 £62,500 +4.17% 5
South West 0 6 £67,500 +50.00% 1
Midlands +14 5 £57,500 -
West Midlands +11 4 £65,000 +13.04%
Scotland -5 2 - - 2
East Midlands +18 1 £45,000 -14.29%
Wales +3 1 £72,500 +56.76%

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 255 (96.59%) Puppet
2 249 (94.32%) Ansible
3 234 (88.64%) Opscode Chef
4 199 (75.38%) DevOps
5 182 (68.94%) Python
6 166 (62.88%) Linux
7 159 (60.23%) AWS
8 147 (55.68%) Docker
9 137 (51.89%) Terraform
10 134 (50.76%) Java
11 128 (48.48%) Kubernetes
12 119 (45.08%) Configuration Management
13 114 (43.18%) Azure
14 111 (42.05%) Jenkins
15 110 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
16 96 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
17 94 (35.61%) GCP
18 84 (31.82%) Ruby
19 73 (27.65%) Google
20 72 (27.27%) Vagrant
21 64 (24.24%) Degree
22 62 (23.48%) Firewall
23 60 (22.73%) Open Source
24 57 (21.59%) Scrum
25 55 (20.83%) Computer Science
26 52 (19.70%) Bash Shell
26 52 (19.70%) Packer
27 51 (19.32%) Infrastructure as Code
28 50 (18.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
29 49 (18.56%) Finance

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 29 (10.98%) OpenStack
2 28 (10.61%) Elasticsearch
3 20 (7.58%) nginx
4 19 (7.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 19 (7.20%) CMS
4 19 (7.20%) Headless CMS
5 13 (4.92%) Apache
5 13 (4.92%) Apache Spark
5 13 (4.92%) Tomcat
6 10 (3.79%) Apache Solr
6 10 (3.79%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (1.89%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.52%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.38%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.38%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 159 (60.23%) AWS
2 114 (43.18%) Azure
3 94 (35.61%) GCP
4 34 (12.88%) IaaS
5 29 (10.98%) PaaS
6 28 (10.61%) SaaS
7 27 (10.23%) AWS CloudFormation
8 24 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
8 24 (9.09%) Serverless
9 19 (7.20%) Apigee
9 19 (7.20%) Boomi
10 11 (4.17%) DigitalOcean
10 11 (4.17%) Linode
11 8 (3.03%) OpenShift
12 6 (2.27%) Amazon Kinesis
12 6 (2.27%) GitHub
13 5 (1.89%) Amazon S3
14 4 (1.52%) Datadog
14 4 (1.52%) IBM Cloud
14 4 (1.52%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 62 (23.48%) Firewall
2 34 (12.88%) VPN
3 21 (7.95%) TCP/IP
4 16 (6.06%) Internet
5 5 (1.89%) AMQP
6 4 (1.52%) DHCP
6 4 (1.52%) DNS
7 3 (1.14%) BGP
7 3 (1.14%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (1.14%) iSCSI
7 3 (1.14%) MPLS
7 3 (1.14%) NAS
7 3 (1.14%) OSPF
7 3 (1.14%) SAN
7 3 (1.14%) WAN
8 2 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.76%) LAN
8 2 (0.76%) Network Security
8 2 (0.76%) VPLS
9 1 (0.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.44%) PostgreSQL
1 17 (6.44%) Redis
2 14 (5.30%) Big Data
3 13 (4.92%) Hadoop
4 11 (4.17%) MongoDB
5 10 (3.79%) Apache Accumulo
5 10 (3.79%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (3.79%) Neo4j
6 6 (2.27%) Cosmos DB
6 6 (2.27%) SQL Server
7 5 (1.89%) IBM InfoSphere
7 5 (1.89%) OrientDB
8 4 (1.52%) Power BI
8 4 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (1.14%) MySQL
10 1 (0.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.38%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 111 (42.05%) Jenkins
2 72 (27.27%) Vagrant
3 50 (18.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 40 (15.15%) Git (software)
5 30 (11.36%) TeamCity
6 29 (10.98%) Hudson
7 19 (7.20%) JUnit
7 19 (7.20%) Mockito
7 19 (7.20%) Spock
8 13 (4.92%) CircleCI
9 12 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
10 11 (4.17%) Subversion
11 9 (3.41%) JIRA
12 5 (1.89%) Bitbucket
13 4 (1.52%) Travis CI
14 3 (1.14%) git-flow
14 3 (1.14%) RSpec
15 2 (0.76%) Artifactory
15 2 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
16 1 (0.38%) Mercurial
General
1 49 (18.56%) Finance
2 24 (9.09%) Public Sector
3 18 (6.82%) Games
4 16 (6.06%) Billing
5 9 (3.41%) Marketing
5 9 (3.41%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (2.65%) Banking
7 2 (0.76%) Law
8 1 (0.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 150 (56.82%) DevOps Engineer
2 37 (14.02%) AWS Engineer
3 36 (13.64%) Senior DevOps
3 36 (13.64%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 31 (11.74%) Platform Engineer
5 27 (10.23%) Cloud Engineer
6 22 (8.33%) AWS DevOps
6 22 (8.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 22 (8.33%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 20 (7.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (7.58%) Software Engineer
7 20 (7.58%) Technical Engineer
8 19 (7.20%) E-Commerce Engineer
8 19 (7.20%) Java Engineer
8 19 (7.20%) Java Software Engineer
8 19 (7.20%) Lead Software Engineer
8 19 (7.20%) Linux Engineer
8 19 (7.20%) Technical Leader
9 16 (6.06%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
10 15 (5.68%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (9.47%) Elastic Stack
2 24 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
2 24 (9.09%) REST
2 24 (9.09%) Web Services
3 23 (8.71%) Spring
3 23 (8.71%) Spring Boot
4 20 (7.58%) J2EE
5 19 (7.20%) Spring Integration
6 18 (6.82%) Node.js
7 14 (5.30%) Kafka
8 12 (4.55%) boto
9 10 (3.79%) Natural Language Processing
10 5 (1.89%) .NET
10 5 (1.89%) Dropwizard
10 5 (1.89%) Velocity
10 5 (1.89%) ZeroMQ
11 4 (1.52%) Java EE
11 4 (1.52%) Spring Cloud
12 2 (0.76%) Django
12 2 (0.76%) React
Miscellaneous
1 37 (14.02%) Public Cloud
2 29 (10.98%) Virtual Team
3 28 (10.61%) Greenfield Project
4 25 (9.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 22 (8.33%) Cloud Native
6 19 (7.20%) iPad
7 16 (6.06%) Video Conferencing
8 14 (5.30%) Data Centre
9 10 (3.79%) Private Cloud
10 9 (3.41%) Linux Command Line
10 9 (3.41%) Online Gambling
11 7 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (2.65%) Mobile Banking
12 6 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (1.52%) Hedge funds
13 4 (1.52%) Mainframe
13 4 (1.52%) Reinsurance
13 4 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
14 3 (1.14%) NHS
14 3 (1.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 166 (62.88%) Linux
2 39 (14.77%) Windows
3 29 (10.98%) Unix
4 20 (7.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (6.44%) Ubuntu
6 15 (5.68%) CentOS
7 3 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.38%) Android
8 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.38%) Debian
8 1 (0.38%) Fedora
8 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.38%) SUSE
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (75.38%) DevOps
2 119 (45.08%) Configuration Management
3 110 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 96 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
5 60 (22.73%) Open Source
6 57 (21.59%) Scrum
7 55 (20.83%) Computer Science
8 51 (19.32%) Infrastructure as Code
9 48 (18.18%) Deployment Automation
10 40 (15.15%) Migration
11 38 (14.39%) Continuous Deployment
12 37 (14.02%) Infrastructure Automation
12 37 (14.02%) Mathematics
13 36 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
13 36 (13.64%) Microservices
14 35 (13.26%) Software Engineering
15 34 (12.88%) High Availability
16 31 (11.74%) Fintech
17 28 (10.61%) SIEM
18 27 (10.23%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 182 (68.94%) Python
2 134 (50.76%) Java
3 84 (31.82%) Ruby
4 52 (19.70%) Bash Shell
5 45 (17.05%) JavaScript
6 44 (16.67%) Go
7 26 (9.85%) C#
7 26 (9.85%) C++
8 23 (8.71%) Perl
9 19 (7.20%) Groovy
9 19 (7.20%) Java 8
10 14 (5.30%) PowerShell
10 14 (5.30%) Scala
11 11 (4.17%) SQL
12 9 (3.41%) Shell Script
13 8 (3.03%) PHP
14 7 (2.65%) C
15 5 (1.89%) MATLAB
16 4 (1.52%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.76%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 64 (24.24%) Degree
2 23 (8.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (7.58%) Security Cleared
4 19 (7.20%) SC Cleared
5 10 (3.79%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.52%) CCNA
8 3 (1.14%) CCNP
8 3 (1.14%) RHCSA
8 3 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.76%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.76%) MCTS
9 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.76%) OCPJP
10 1 (0.38%) CCIE
10 1 (0.38%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.38%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.38%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.38%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.44%) QA
2 4 (1.52%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.76%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 147 (55.68%) Docker
2 23 (8.71%) Xen
3 18 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (3.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 10 (3.79%) KVM
4 10 (3.79%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (1.52%) vSphere
6 3 (1.14%) Active Directory
6 3 (1.14%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.14%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.38%) Ceph
7 1 (0.38%) Lustre
7 1 (0.38%) NFS
Systems Management
1 255 (96.59%) Puppet
2 249 (94.32%) Ansible
3 234 (88.64%) Opscode Chef
4 137 (51.89%) Terraform
5 128 (48.48%) Kubernetes
6 52 (19.70%) Packer
7 37 (14.02%) Consul
8 35 (13.26%) Grafana
8 35 (13.26%) Nagios
8 35 (13.26%) ZABBIX
9 34 (12.88%) Docker Swarm
9 34 (12.88%) Graphite
9 34 (12.88%) Opsview
10 19 (7.20%) Istio
10 19 (7.20%) Kibana
10 19 (7.20%) Knative
11 17 (6.44%) Mesos
12 5 (1.89%) Prometheus
13 4 (1.52%) vCenter Server
14 3 (1.14%) Icinga
Vendors
1 73 (27.65%) Google
2 33 (12.50%) VMware
3 28 (10.61%) IBM
4 24 (9.09%) Oracle
5 23 (8.71%) SAP
6 19 (7.20%) Adobe
6 19 (7.20%) Dell
6 19 (7.20%) Dynatrace
6 19 (7.20%) MuleSoft
6 19 (7.20%) New Relic
6 19 (7.20%) Salesforce.com
6 19 (7.20%) Splunk
7 18 (6.82%) Red Hat
8 16 (6.06%) Microsoft
9 5 (1.89%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.52%) AppDynamics
10 4 (1.52%) Rackspace
11 3 (1.14%) Cisco
11 3 (1.14%) Citrix
11 3 (1.14%) SaltStack