Period
to 4 July 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of SaltStack products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SaltStack over the 6 months to 4 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within SaltStack.

SaltStack
UK
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 765 952 1000
Rank change year-on-year +187 +48 -36
Permanent jobs citing SaltStack 81 160 228
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.25% 0.26% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 69 141 192
Median annual salary £60,000 £67,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +22.73% -4.35%
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £36,300
90th Percentile £82,500 £105,000 £86,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £53,750 £52,500
% change year-on-year -2.33% +2.38% -4.55%

SaltStack is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 32,327 62,339 77,374
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.97% 42.46% 43.57%
Number of salaries quoted 24,788 47,902 60,389
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +1.19%

SaltStack
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SaltStack as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SaltStack in the UK

SaltStack
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SaltStack.

Salary trend for SaltStack in the UK

SaltStack
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SaltStack over the 6 months to 4 July 2020.

Salary histogram for SaltStack in the UK

SaltStack
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SaltStack within the UK over the 6 months to 4 July 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 +191 80 £60,000 -11.11% 11
UK excluding London +231 50 £52,500 -2.33% 10
London +85 28 £67,500 -6.90% 3
North of England +152 24 £47,500 -20.83% 3
Yorkshire +128 13 £45,000 -10.00% 1
North West +100 11 £52,500 -12.50% 2
South East +127 9 £55,000 -
Midlands +102 7 £45,000 +12.50% 2
East Midlands +55 7 £45,000 +28.57% 2
South West - 6 £80,000 -
East of England +106 3 - - 3
Work from Home +42 1 £65,000 -18.75% 3
Scotland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, IT jobs citing SaltStack 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 SaltStack.

1 60 (74.07%) DevOps
2 58 (71.60%) Ansible
3 57 (70.37%) Linux
4 53 (65.43%) Puppet
5 52 (64.20%) Docker
6 51 (62.96%) Opscode Chef
6 51 (62.96%) Python
7 47 (58.02%) Configuration Management
8 44 (54.32%) AWS
9 38 (46.91%) Azure
10 37 (45.68%) Kubernetes
11 36 (44.44%) Bash Shell
12 35 (43.21%) Windows
13 31 (38.27%) MySQL
14 29 (35.80%) Terraform
15 26 (32.10%) SQL
15 26 (32.10%) Agile Software Development
16 25 (30.86%) VMware
16 25 (30.86%) PowerShell
16 25 (30.86%) VMware Infrastructure
16 25 (30.86%) OpenStack
17 24 (29.63%) GCP
17 24 (29.63%) JIRA
18 23 (28.40%) Migration
19 22 (27.16%) Google
20 21 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
21 20 (24.69%) Git (software)
22 19 (23.46%) Scrum
22 19 (23.46%) PHP
22 19 (23.46%) Bitbucket

SaltStack
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 25 (30.86%) OpenStack
2 16 (19.75%) Confluence
3 9 (11.11%) Cloud Foundry
4 6 (7.41%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (7.41%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.47%) IIS
6 1 (1.23%) Apache
6 1 (1.23%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 44 (54.32%) AWS
2 38 (46.91%) Azure
3 24 (29.63%) GCP
4 14 (17.28%) IBM Cloud
5 12 (14.81%) OpenShift
6 9 (11.11%) Slack
7 7 (8.64%) Office 365
8 6 (7.41%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (7.41%) Power Platform
8 6 (7.41%) SaaS
9 4 (4.94%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (4.94%) Serverless
10 3 (3.70%) PaaS
11 2 (2.47%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (2.47%) Amazon ECS
11 2 (2.47%) Amazon S3
11 2 (2.47%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (2.47%) GitHub
11 2 (2.47%) Sumo Logic
12 1 (1.23%) AWS CodeCommit
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.58%) Firewall
2 7 (8.64%) DMZ
3 5 (6.17%) Asterisk PBX
3 5 (6.17%) SSL
4 4 (4.94%) PBX
4 4 (4.94%) SMPP
4 4 (4.94%) SMS
5 3 (3.70%) InfiniBand
5 3 (3.70%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.47%) HTTP
6 2 (2.47%) VPN
7 1 (1.23%) CTI
7 1 (1.23%) SSH
7 1 (1.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (38.27%) MySQL
2 12 (14.81%) MariaDB
2 12 (14.81%) SQL Server
3 10 (12.35%) NoSQL
4 6 (7.41%) Big Data
4 6 (7.41%) GIS
4 6 (7.41%) Power BI
5 5 (6.17%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (4.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (3.70%) Redis
8 1 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.23%) Ingres
8 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (29.63%) JIRA
2 20 (24.69%) Git (software)
3 19 (23.46%) Bitbucket
4 18 (22.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (9.88%) Jenkins
6 7 (8.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (8.64%) Vagrant
7 6 (7.41%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (3.70%) GitLab
8 3 (3.70%) GoCD
8 3 (3.70%) JMeter
8 3 (3.70%) Selenium
9 2 (2.47%) SonarQube
9 2 (2.47%) Subversion
10 1 (1.23%) CF BOSH
General
1 16 (19.75%) Finance
2 8 (9.88%) Automotive
3 7 (8.64%) Telecoms
4 6 (7.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (32.10%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (16.05%) Administrator
2 13 (16.05%) Systems Administrator
3 12 (14.81%) Linux Administrator
3 12 (14.81%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 12 (14.81%) Platform Engineer
4 9 (11.11%) Architect
5 7 (8.64%) Azure Engineer
5 7 (8.64%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (7.41%) AWS Engineer
6 6 (7.41%) Platform Architect
6 6 (7.41%) Principal Architect
7 5 (6.17%) DevOps Manager
8 4 (4.94%) Azure DevOps
8 4 (4.94%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Cloud Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (4.94%) Windows DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Windows Engineer
9 2 (2.47%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.81%) LAMP
1 12 (14.81%) YAML
2 10 (12.35%) Web Services
3 8 (9.88%) .NET
4 7 (8.64%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (7.41%) LDAP
6 3 (3.70%) JSON
6 3 (3.70%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (2.47%) RESTful
7 2 (2.47%) SOAP
8 1 (1.23%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (1.23%) FreeSWITCH
8 1 (1.23%) Laravel
8 1 (1.23%) Node.js
8 1 (1.23%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.05%) Public Cloud
2 11 (13.58%) Data Centre
3 6 (7.41%) Algorithms
3 6 (7.41%) Cloud Native
3 6 (7.41%) User Experience
4 3 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (3.70%) PKI
5 1 (1.23%) Clustering
5 1 (1.23%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.23%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 57 (70.37%) Linux
2 35 (43.21%) Windows
3 16 (19.75%) CentOS
3 16 (19.75%) Ubuntu
4 11 (13.58%) FreeBSD
4 11 (13.58%) FreeNAS
5 7 (8.64%) Unix
6 6 (7.41%) Debian
7 1 (1.23%) Amazon Linux
7 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (74.07%) DevOps
2 47 (58.02%) Configuration Management
3 26 (32.10%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (28.40%) Migration
5 21 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (23.46%) Scrum
7 15 (18.52%) Kanban
8 14 (17.28%) Infrastructure Management
8 14 (17.28%) ITIL
8 14 (17.28%) Software Architecture
9 13 (16.05%) Continuous Delivery
9 13 (16.05%) Machine Learning
10 12 (14.81%) Infrastructure Automation
10 12 (14.81%) Open Source
11 10 (12.35%) Computer Science
12 9 (11.11%) Statistics
13 8 (9.88%) Infrastructure as Code
13 8 (9.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 7 (8.64%) Customer Requirements
14 7 (8.64%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 51 (62.96%) Python
2 36 (44.44%) Bash Shell
3 26 (32.10%) SQL
4 25 (30.86%) PowerShell
5 19 (23.46%) PHP
6 15 (18.52%) Java
6 15 (18.52%) Ruby
7 10 (12.35%) Go
8 9 (11.11%) JavaScript
9 8 (9.88%) Shell Script
10 7 (8.64%) C#
11 2 (2.47%) Perl
12 1 (1.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (12.35%) Degree
2 7 (8.64%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (7.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (6.17%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.23%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.41%) GDPR
2 1 (1.23%) QA
System Software
1 52 (64.20%) Docker
2 25 (30.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (13.58%) KVM
4 7 (8.64%) Active Directory
5 6 (7.41%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.70%) GPFS
6 3 (3.70%) Lustre
7 2 (2.47%) iptables
8 1 (1.23%) Kamailio
8 1 (1.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 58 (71.60%) Ansible
2 53 (65.43%) Puppet
3 51 (62.96%) Opscode Chef
4 37 (45.68%) Kubernetes
5 29 (35.80%) Terraform
6 14 (17.28%) Grafana
7 11 (13.58%) Proxmox
7 11 (13.58%) ZABBIX
8 10 (12.35%) Packer
9 9 (11.11%) Mesos
10 7 (8.64%) Docker Swarm
11 6 (7.41%) Kibana
12 4 (4.94%) Cobbler
13 3 (3.70%) HP SiteScope
13 3 (3.70%) Nagios
14 1 (1.23%) Salt
Vendors
1 25 (30.86%) VMware
2 22 (27.16%) Google
3 17 (20.99%) Atlassian
4 14 (17.28%) Red Hat
5 12 (14.81%) Percona
6 11 (13.58%) Microsoft
7 8 (9.88%) IBM
8 5 (6.17%) Oracle
9 3 (3.70%) Perforce
10 2 (2.47%) Cisco
10 2 (2.47%) Juniper
10 2 (2.47%) New Relic
10 2 (2.47%) SonicWALL