Period
to 3 June 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 3 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Salt
UK
6 months to
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 754 729 796
Rank change year-on-year -25 +67 +58
Permanent jobs citing Salt 117 378 417
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.27% 0.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.97% 2.13% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 90 351 331
Median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +12.00% +5.93%
10th Percentile £55,000 £37,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £95,125 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £65,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +15.38% +23.81% -

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 12,044 17,719 17,236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.75% 12.42% 10.02%
Number of salaries quoted 9,412 13,603 13,572
Median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 3 June 2020.

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 3 June 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 -19 114 £77,500 +10.71% 9
London -46 73 £85,000 +17.24% 9
UK excluding London +112 42 £75,000 +15.38%
South East +105 30 £75,000 +3.45%
South West +76 6 £80,000 +58.42%
Work from Home +23 3 £75,000 +3.45%
Yorkshire +107 2 £50,000 -13.04%
North of England +88 2 £50,000 -16.67%
Midlands +80 2 £72,500 +18.37%
West Midlands +65 2 £72,500 +18.37%
Wales -4 2 £60,000 +57.89%
Scotland +66 1 £67,500 -

For the 6 months to 3 June 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.

1 114 (97.44%) Puppet
2 108 (92.31%) Ansible
3 102 (87.18%) Python
4 86 (73.50%) Linux
5 83 (70.94%) Java
6 80 (68.38%) Opscode Chef
7 73 (62.39%) DevOps
7 73 (62.39%) AWS
8 60 (51.28%) Docker
9 56 (47.86%) Kubernetes
10 51 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
11 45 (38.46%) Bash Shell
12 37 (31.62%) Git (software)
12 37 (31.62%) Ruby
13 36 (30.77%) Configuration Management
13 36 (30.77%) Azure
14 35 (29.91%) Kafka
15 34 (29.06%) Degree
16 33 (28.21%) Jenkins
17 32 (27.35%) Apache
18 31 (26.50%) Terraform
19 30 (25.64%) Hadoop
20 29 (24.79%) Big Data
21 27 (23.08%) SQL
22 26 (22.22%) C++
22 26 (22.22%) Apache Spark
23 24 (20.51%) Apache Cassandra
24 23 (19.66%) Analytics
24 23 (19.66%) Go
24 23 (19.66%) Security Cleared

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 32 (27.35%) Apache
2 26 (22.22%) Apache Spark
3 21 (17.95%) Elasticsearch
3 21 (17.95%) Tomcat
4 18 (15.38%) Apache Solr
5 6 (5.13%) OpenStack
6 5 (4.27%) Apache Airflow
6 5 (4.27%) Luigi
6 5 (4.27%) nginx
7 4 (3.42%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.85%) Confluence
8 1 (0.85%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 73 (62.39%) AWS
2 36 (30.77%) Azure
3 15 (12.82%) GCP
4 10 (8.55%) IaaS
5 9 (7.69%) Amazon S3
5 9 (7.69%) PaaS
6 8 (6.84%) SaaS
7 7 (5.98%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (4.27%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (4.27%) GitHub
8 5 (4.27%) Serverless
9 3 (2.56%) Amazon ECS
10 2 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (1.71%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (1.71%) Datadog
10 2 (1.71%) DigitalOcean
10 2 (1.71%) Linode
10 2 (1.71%) npm
10 2 (1.71%) Yarn
11 1 (0.85%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.40%) Firewall
2 8 (6.84%) VPN
3 7 (5.98%) MPLS
4 6 (5.13%) SSH
4 6 (5.13%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.56%) VLAN
6 1 (0.85%) BGP
6 1 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.85%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.85%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (0.85%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (0.85%) Internet
6 1 (0.85%) LAN
6 1 (0.85%) Network Security
6 1 (0.85%) OSPF
6 1 (0.85%) VoIP
6 1 (0.85%) VPLS
6 1 (0.85%) WAN
6 1 (0.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (25.64%) Hadoop
2 29 (24.79%) Big Data
3 24 (20.51%) Apache Cassandra
4 20 (17.09%) MongoDB
4 20 (17.09%) Neo4j
5 19 (16.24%) Apache Accumulo
6 9 (7.69%) MySQL
7 8 (6.84%) IBM InfoSphere
7 8 (6.84%) OrientDB
7 8 (6.84%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (4.27%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (4.27%) NoSQL
9 4 (3.42%) Amazon Aurora
10 1 (0.85%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.85%) Redis
Development Applications
1 37 (31.62%) Git (software)
2 33 (28.21%) Jenkins
3 15 (12.82%) Vagrant
4 12 (10.26%) git-flow
4 12 (10.26%) RSpec
5 8 (6.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (6.84%) Hudson
6 4 (3.42%) Artifactory
6 4 (3.42%) GitLab
6 4 (3.42%) Liquibase
7 3 (2.56%) Bitbucket
7 3 (2.56%) CircleCI
8 2 (1.71%) Gerrit
8 2 (1.71%) Gradle
8 2 (1.71%) Maven
9 1 (0.85%) JIRA
9 1 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.85%) Travis CI
General
1 20 (17.09%) Finance
2 5 (4.27%) Marketing
3 4 (3.42%) Public Sector
4 3 (2.56%) Banking
5 2 (1.71%) Games
5 2 (1.71%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.85%) Advertising
6 1 (0.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (42.74%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (12.82%) Architect
3 14 (11.97%) Platform Engineer
4 13 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (9.40%) AWS Engineer
5 11 (9.40%) Big Data Architect
5 11 (9.40%) Big Data Solutions Architect
5 11 (9.40%) Data Architect
6 10 (8.55%) Analyst
6 10 (8.55%) Big Data Analyst
6 10 (8.55%) Data Analyst
7 9 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
8 8 (6.84%) Data Engineer
9 7 (5.98%) Senior DevOps
9 7 (5.98%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 6 (5.13%) Senior Platform Engineer
11 5 (4.27%) Cloud Engineer
11 5 (4.27%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 5 (4.27%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 5 (4.27%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (29.91%) Kafka
2 21 (17.95%) Elastic Stack
3 15 (12.82%) Web Services
4 14 (11.97%) Natural Language Processing
4 14 (11.97%) Node.js
5 9 (7.69%) JSON
5 9 (7.69%) YAML
6 8 (6.84%) ZeroMQ
7 5 (4.27%) Spring Boot
8 4 (3.42%) Hibernate
8 4 (3.42%) LAMP
9 3 (2.56%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (2.56%) React
10 2 (1.71%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.71%) boto
10 2 (1.71%) CSS
10 2 (1.71%) HTML
10 2 (1.71%) Vue.js
10 2 (1.71%) XML
11 1 (0.85%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.09%) Public Cloud
2 18 (15.38%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (3.42%) Cloud Native
4 4 (3.42%) Reinsurance
5 3 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.71%) NHS
6 2 (1.71%) PMI
6 2 (1.71%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.85%) PKI
7 1 (0.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 86 (73.50%) Linux
2 14 (11.97%) Unix
2 14 (11.97%) Windows
3 5 (4.27%) CentOS
4 4 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.42%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (62.39%) DevOps
2 51 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (30.77%) Configuration Management
4 23 (19.66%) Analytics
5 21 (17.95%) Business Development
6 20 (17.09%) Technical Leadership
7 19 (16.24%) Machine Learning
7 19 (16.24%) Microservices
8 18 (15.38%) Data Analytics
8 18 (15.38%) Infrastructure Automation
8 18 (15.38%) Project Management
9 15 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (12.82%) Fintech
9 15 (12.82%) Open Source
10 12 (10.26%) Computer Science
10 12 (10.26%) Insurtech
10 12 (10.26%) Release Management
11 11 (9.40%) High Availability
12 10 (8.55%) Infrastructure as Code
12 10 (8.55%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 102 (87.18%) Python
2 83 (70.94%) Java
3 45 (38.46%) Bash Shell
4 37 (31.62%) Ruby
5 27 (23.08%) SQL
6 26 (22.22%) C++
7 23 (19.66%) Go
8 21 (17.95%) Scala
9 20 (17.09%) Perl
10 14 (11.97%) JavaScript
11 12 (10.26%) Shell Script
12 10 (8.55%) MATLAB
13 5 (4.27%) C
14 4 (3.42%) PowerShell
15 3 (2.56%) PHP
16 1 (0.85%) C#
16 1 (0.85%) Groovy
16 1 (0.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 34 (29.06%) Degree
2 23 (19.66%) Security Cleared
3 21 (17.95%) SC Cleared
4 16 (13.68%) DV Cleared
5 5 (4.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.71%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.71%) RHCE
6 2 (1.71%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.85%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.85%) CCIE
7 1 (0.85%) CCNP
7 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.85%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.71%) FINRA
1 2 (1.71%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 60 (51.28%) Docker
2 19 (16.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 12 (10.26%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (5.13%) iptables
5 4 (3.42%) zsh
6 3 (2.56%) vSphere
7 2 (1.71%) VirtualBox
7 2 (1.71%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.71%) Xen
8 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.85%) LXC
8 1 (0.85%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 114 (97.44%) Puppet
2 108 (92.31%) Ansible
3 80 (68.38%) Opscode Chef
4 56 (47.86%) Kubernetes
5 31 (26.50%) Terraform
6 21 (17.95%) Packer
7 19 (16.24%) Consul
8 14 (11.97%) Prometheus
9 12 (10.26%) Icinga
10 9 (7.69%) Grafana
11 7 (5.98%) Docker Swarm
11 7 (5.98%) Graphite
11 7 (5.98%) Nagios
11 7 (5.98%) Opsview
11 7 (5.98%) ZABBIX
12 2 (1.71%) BMC PATROL
12 2 (1.71%) Control-M
13 1 (0.85%) CFEngine
13 1 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
13 1 (0.85%) vRealize
Vendors
1 13 (11.11%) Google
2 11 (9.40%) Oracle
2 11 (9.40%) Red Hat
3 9 (7.69%) IBM
4 6 (5.13%) SaltStack
4 6 (5.13%) Sun
5 4 (3.42%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.56%) VMware
7 2 (1.71%) Cadence
8 1 (0.85%) Alibaba
8 1 (0.85%) Cisco
8 1 (0.85%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.85%) Riverbed
8 1 (0.85%) SAP
8 1 (0.85%) SolarWinds