Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Salt
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 696 795 668
Rank change year-on-year +99 -127 +224
Permanent jobs citing Salt 58 242 498
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.093% 0.19% 0.33%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.57% 1.51% 2.89%
Number of salaries quoted 88 178 466
Median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +15.38% +8.33%
10th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £111,250 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £72,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +11.54% +8.33% +14.29%

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 10,252 16,008 17,205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.36% 12.77% 11.36%
Number of salaries quoted 8,441 12,339 13,633
Median annual salary £61,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.67% +4.35% +9.52%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%

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 18 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Salt in the UK

Salt
Top 11 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 18 January 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 +90 55 £72,500 -3.33% 27
London +70 38 £70,000 -17.65% 12
UK excluding London +166 15 £72,500 +11.54% 14
Work from Home -49 15 £75,000 - 3
East of England - 10 £72,500 - 6
Midlands +107 7 £72,500 +26.09% 3
West Midlands +74 7 £72,500 - 3
South East +125 6 £73,750 +13.46%
North of England +84 4 £55,000 -24.14% 5
North West +92 3 £50,000 -31.03% 5
North East - 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 50 (86.21%) DevOps
2 46 (79.31%) Puppet
3 45 (77.59%) Python
3 45 (77.59%) Ansible
4 44 (75.86%) Linux
4 44 (75.86%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (50.00%) AWS
6 26 (44.83%) Configuration Management
6 26 (44.83%) Terraform
7 23 (39.66%) Azure
8 19 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (29.31%) Unix
10 16 (27.59%) Docker
11 15 (25.86%) Kubernetes
11 15 (25.86%) Fintech
11 15 (25.86%) Jenkins
12 14 (24.14%) OpenStack
12 14 (24.14%) VMware
13 13 (22.41%) Xen
13 13 (22.41%) Degree
14 12 (20.69%) IaaS
15 11 (18.97%) Bash Shell
15 11 (18.97%) Finance
15 11 (18.97%) GCP
15 11 (18.97%) AWS CloudFormation
16 10 (17.24%) Google
16 10 (17.24%) Java
16 10 (17.24%) Cisco
16 10 (17.24%) Git (software)
17 9 (15.52%) VMware Infrastructure

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 14 (24.14%) OpenStack
2 6 (10.34%) Camunda
3 3 (5.17%) Confluence
4 1 (1.72%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 29 (50.00%) AWS
2 23 (39.66%) Azure
3 12 (20.69%) IaaS
4 11 (18.97%) AWS CloudFormation
4 11 (18.97%) GCP
5 5 (8.62%) DigitalOcean
5 5 (8.62%) Linode
6 3 (5.17%) GitHub
6 3 (5.17%) OpenShift
6 3 (5.17%) PaaS
7 2 (3.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 2 (3.45%) Sumo Logic
7 2 (3.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (1.72%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (1.72%) Datadog
8 1 (1.72%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (1.72%) npm
8 1 (1.72%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.79%) TCP/IP
2 6 (10.34%) Internet
3 5 (8.62%) AMQP
4 3 (5.17%) Firewall
5 2 (3.45%) Cisco Wireless
5 2 (3.45%) LAN
5 2 (3.45%) MPLS
5 2 (3.45%) MVNO
5 2 (3.45%) Network Security
5 2 (3.45%) VPN
5 2 (3.45%) Wireless
5 2 (3.45%) WLAN
6 1 (1.72%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.52%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (6.90%) MySQL
2 4 (6.90%) NoSQL
3 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (25.86%) Jenkins
2 10 (17.24%) Git (software)
3 8 (13.79%) JIRA
4 7 (12.07%) Bitbucket
5 6 (10.34%) Robot Framework
6 5 (8.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (6.90%) TeamCity
8 3 (5.17%) CircleCI
8 3 (5.17%) Gradle
8 3 (5.17%) Maven
8 3 (5.17%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.72%) Gerrit
9 1 (1.72%) GitLab
9 1 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 11 (18.97%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.45%) Back Office
4 1 (1.72%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (53.45%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (17.24%) Senior DevOps
2 10 (17.24%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 9 (15.52%) Architect
3 9 (15.52%) AWS Engineer
3 9 (15.52%) Site Reliability Engineer
4 8 (13.79%) AWS DevOps
4 8 (13.79%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 7 (12.07%) DevOps Engineer - Fintech
5 7 (12.07%) Site Engineer
6 6 (10.34%) Automation Architect
6 6 (10.34%) Lead DevOps
6 6 (10.34%) Network Architect
6 6 (10.34%) Network Technical Architect
6 6 (10.34%) Technical Architect
6 6 (10.34%) Technical Design Architect
6 6 (10.34%) Technical Design Authority
7 5 (8.62%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (8.62%) Lead DevOps Engineer
7 5 (8.62%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.07%) Django
1 7 (12.07%) Flask
1 7 (12.07%) RabbitMQ
1 7 (12.07%) REST
2 6 (10.34%) OpenDaylight
3 5 (8.62%) boto
4 2 (3.45%) CSS
4 2 (3.45%) HTML
4 2 (3.45%) JSON
4 2 (3.45%) Node.js
5 1 (1.72%) Java EE
5 1 (1.72%) Spring
5 1 (1.72%) Spring Boot
5 1 (1.72%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (8.62%) Virtual Team
3 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.90%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.90%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (5.17%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.45%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (3.45%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.72%) Blog
6 1 (1.72%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 44 (75.86%) Linux
2 17 (29.31%) Unix
3 8 (13.79%) Windows Server
4 6 (10.34%) Windows
5 4 (6.90%) CentOS
6 2 (3.45%) Debian
7 1 (1.72%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (86.21%) DevOps
2 26 (44.83%) Configuration Management
3 19 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (25.86%) Fintech
5 9 (15.52%) Infrastructure as Code
5 9 (15.52%) Open Source
5 9 (15.52%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 7 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (10.34%) Microservices
7 6 (10.34%) Technical Leadership
7 6 (10.34%) Workflow
8 5 (8.62%) Observability
8 5 (8.62%) Project Delivery
8 5 (8.62%) Scrum
9 4 (6.90%) Information Security
9 4 (6.90%) Kanban
9 4 (6.90%) Migration
9 4 (6.90%) Presales
9 4 (6.90%) Software Deployment
10 3 (5.17%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 45 (77.59%) Python
2 11 (18.97%) Bash Shell
3 10 (17.24%) Java
4 8 (13.79%) Go
5 5 (8.62%) C#
5 5 (8.62%) C++
6 4 (6.90%) C
6 4 (6.90%) PowerShell
7 3 (5.17%) Perl
7 3 (5.17%) Ruby
8 2 (3.45%) PHP
8 2 (3.45%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (22.41%) Degree
2 2 (3.45%) AWS Certification
2 2 (3.45%) CCNA
2 2 (3.45%) CCNP
2 2 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.72%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.72%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) FINRA
System Software
1 16 (27.59%) Docker
2 13 (22.41%) Xen
3 9 (15.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (13.79%) Hyper-V
5 4 (6.90%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.72%) KVM
Systems Management
1 46 (79.31%) Puppet
2 45 (77.59%) Ansible
3 44 (75.86%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (44.83%) Terraform
5 15 (25.86%) Kubernetes
6 4 (6.90%) Mesos
7 2 (3.45%) Grafana
7 2 (3.45%) Prometheus
8 1 (1.72%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (1.72%) Control-M
Vendors
1 14 (24.14%) VMware
2 10 (17.24%) Cisco
2 10 (17.24%) Google
3 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.34%) Arista
5 3 (5.17%) Atlassian
5 3 (5.17%) SaltStack
6 2 (3.45%) Juniper
6 2 (3.45%) Meraki
6 2 (3.45%) New Relic
6 2 (3.45%) Nokia
6 2 (3.45%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.72%) IBM
7 1 (1.72%) SAP