Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 871 989 996
Rank change year-on-year +118 +7 -31
Permanent jobs citing SaltStack 111 142 213
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.096% 0.095% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.23% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 86 158 197
Median annual salary £60,000 £72,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.24% +31.82% -8.33%
10th Percentile £43,750 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £105,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £53,750 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% -6.67%

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 47,878 62,885 78,606
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.58% 42.20% 44.36%
Number of salaries quoted 36,676 48,252 61,926
Median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 9 April 2020.

Salary histogram for SaltStack in the UK

SaltStack
Top 14 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 9 April 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 +103 109 £60,000 -17.24% 13
UK excluding London +158 61 £55,000 +2.33% 4
London +35 39 £75,000 +3.45% 10
North of England +71 22 £52,500 -12.50% 1
South West +81 13 £80,000 +77.78%
North West +59 13 £52,500 -12.50%
South East +72 10 £55,000 -2.22% 2
Yorkshire - 9 £40,000 - 1
Midlands +51 8 £46,250 +8.82%
East Midlands +41 7 £45,000 +28.57%
East of England +55 6 £75,000 +25.00%
West Midlands +56 1 £95,000 +90.00%
Wales -8 1 £65,000 +68.83% 1
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 9 April 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 87 (78.38%) Ansible
2 83 (74.77%) DevOps
3 78 (70.27%) Puppet
4 72 (64.86%) AWS
5 71 (63.96%) Python
6 68 (61.26%) Docker
7 67 (60.36%) Opscode Chef
8 64 (57.66%) Linux
9 60 (54.05%) Terraform
10 55 (49.55%) Azure
11 50 (45.05%) Kubernetes
11 50 (45.05%) Windows
12 47 (42.34%) Bash Shell
13 45 (40.54%) Configuration Management
14 40 (36.04%) PowerShell
15 34 (30.63%) Agile Software Development
16 31 (27.93%) GCP
17 30 (27.03%) JIRA
18 28 (25.23%) VMware Infrastructure
18 28 (25.23%) Migration
18 28 (25.23%) VMware
18 28 (25.23%) MySQL
19 27 (24.32%) OpenStack
20 26 (23.42%) OpenShift
20 26 (23.42%) Google
20 26 (23.42%) Infrastructure Automation
21 25 (22.52%) Scrum
21 25 (22.52%) Jenkins
22 24 (21.62%) AWS CloudFormation
22 24 (21.62%) Packer

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 27 (24.32%) OpenStack
2 23 (20.72%) Confluence
3 15 (13.51%) Cloud Foundry
4 8 (7.21%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (5.41%) IIS
5 6 (5.41%) SharePoint
6 5 (4.50%) Apache
6 5 (4.50%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 72 (64.86%) AWS
2 55 (49.55%) Azure
3 31 (27.93%) GCP
4 26 (23.42%) OpenShift
5 24 (21.62%) AWS CloudFormation
6 17 (15.32%) Slack
7 13 (11.71%) Serverless
8 12 (10.81%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (9.91%) IBM Cloud
10 8 (7.21%) Amazon ECS
10 8 (7.21%) Office 365
11 7 (6.31%) SaaS
12 6 (5.41%) Amazon S3
12 6 (5.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 6 (5.41%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (5.41%) Power Platform
13 5 (4.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (4.50%) AWS CodeCommit
13 5 (4.50%) Route 53
13 5 (4.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.91%) DMZ
1 11 (9.91%) Firewall
2 5 (4.50%) Asterisk PBX
2 5 (4.50%) SSL
3 4 (3.60%) DNS
3 4 (3.60%) PBX
3 4 (3.60%) SMPP
3 4 (3.60%) SMS
4 3 (2.70%) InfiniBand
4 3 (2.70%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.80%) HTTP
6 1 (0.90%) CTI
6 1 (0.90%) SSH
6 1 (0.90%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (25.23%) MySQL
2 11 (9.91%) NoSQL
3 10 (9.01%) SQL Server
4 9 (8.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 7 (6.31%) Big Data
5 7 (6.31%) MariaDB
5 7 (6.31%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (5.41%) GIS
6 6 (5.41%) Power BI
6 6 (5.41%) Redis
7 5 (4.50%) MongoDB
8 4 (3.60%) Amazon Aurora
8 4 (3.60%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.90%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.90%) Ingres
9 1 (0.90%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (27.03%) JIRA
2 25 (22.52%) Jenkins
3 21 (18.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 20 (18.02%) Bitbucket
4 20 (18.02%) Git (software)
5 12 (10.81%) GoCD
6 11 (9.91%) JMeter
6 11 (9.91%) Selenium
7 8 (7.21%) CircleCI
7 8 (7.21%) GitLab
8 7 (6.31%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (5.41%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (3.60%) Liquibase
11 2 (1.80%) Subversion
11 2 (1.80%) Vagrant
12 1 (0.90%) CF BOSH
12 1 (0.90%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (21.62%) Finance
2 14 (12.61%) Automotive
3 13 (11.71%) Retail
4 9 (8.11%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.80%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (34.23%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (14.41%) AWS Engineer
3 15 (13.51%) Azure Engineer
4 14 (12.61%) Platform Engineer
5 13 (11.71%) Cloud Engineer
6 12 (10.81%) Architect
7 8 (7.21%) Administrator
7 8 (7.21%) Platform Architect
7 8 (7.21%) Principal Architect
7 8 (7.21%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (6.31%) DevOps Manager
8 7 (6.31%) Linux Administrator
8 7 (6.31%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 6 (5.41%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 6 (5.41%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (5.41%) Windows DevOps Engineer
9 6 (5.41%) Windows Engineer
10 5 (4.50%) Azure DevOps
10 5 (4.50%) Infrastructure Manager
10 5 (4.50%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.91%) JSON
2 8 (7.21%) Web Services
3 7 (6.31%) LAMP
3 7 (6.31%) YAML
4 6 (5.41%) LDAP
4 6 (5.41%) Node.js
5 4 (3.60%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (3.60%) Hibernate
5 4 (3.60%) Kafka
5 4 (3.60%) Spring Boot
6 3 (2.70%) .NET
7 2 (1.80%) Django
7 2 (1.80%) React
7 2 (1.80%) RESTful
7 2 (1.80%) SOAP
8 1 (0.90%) FreeSWITCH
8 1 (0.90%) Laravel
8 1 (0.90%) REST
8 1 (0.90%) Symfony
8 1 (0.90%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 22 (19.82%) Public Cloud
2 11 (9.91%) Hybrid Cloud
2 11 (9.91%) PKI
3 8 (7.21%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (6.31%) User Experience
5 6 (5.41%) Algorithms
5 6 (5.41%) Cloud Native
5 6 (5.41%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.80%) Blog
8 1 (0.90%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.90%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.90%) Clustering
8 1 (0.90%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.90%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.90%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 64 (57.66%) Linux
2 50 (45.05%) Windows
3 13 (11.71%) CentOS
4 11 (9.91%) Ubuntu
5 9 (8.11%) Debian
6 8 (7.21%) Unix
7 6 (5.41%) FreeBSD
7 6 (5.41%) FreeNAS
8 1 (0.90%) Amazon Linux
8 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.90%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (74.77%) DevOps
2 45 (40.54%) Configuration Management
3 34 (30.63%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (25.23%) Migration
5 26 (23.42%) Infrastructure Automation
6 25 (22.52%) Scrum
7 23 (20.72%) Infrastructure as Code
7 23 (20.72%) ITIL
8 17 (15.32%) Infrastructure Management
8 17 (15.32%) Kanban
8 17 (15.32%) Software Architecture
9 16 (14.41%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (14.41%) Machine Learning
10 15 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 14 (12.61%) Load Balancing
12 13 (11.71%) Open Source
13 12 (10.81%) High Availability
13 12 (10.81%) Test Automation
14 11 (9.91%) Computer Science
14 11 (9.91%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 71 (63.96%) Python
2 47 (42.34%) Bash Shell
3 40 (36.04%) PowerShell
4 23 (20.72%) Ruby
4 23 (20.72%) SQL
5 19 (17.12%) Java
6 18 (16.22%) Go
7 17 (15.32%) JavaScript
8 15 (13.51%) PHP
9 9 (8.11%) Shell Script
10 4 (3.60%) C#
10 4 (3.60%) Perl
11 2 (1.80%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.90%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (12.61%) Degree
2 13 (11.71%) Security Cleared
3 8 (7.21%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (5.41%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (4.50%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.90%) CCNP
6 1 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.90%) CISSP
6 1 (0.90%) CSPO
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.31%) GDPR
2 2 (1.80%) QA
3 1 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 68 (61.26%) Docker
2 28 (25.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.31%) Active Directory
3 7 (6.31%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.41%) KVM
5 4 (3.60%) zsh
6 3 (2.70%) GPFS
6 3 (2.70%) Lustre
7 2 (1.80%) vSphere
8 1 (0.90%) iptables
8 1 (0.90%) Kamailio
8 1 (0.90%) pfSense
8 1 (0.90%) Xen
Systems Management
1 87 (78.38%) Ansible
2 78 (70.27%) Puppet
3 67 (60.36%) Opscode Chef
4 60 (54.05%) Terraform
5 50 (45.05%) Kubernetes
6 24 (21.62%) Packer
7 19 (17.12%) ZABBIX
8 15 (13.51%) Grafana
8 15 (13.51%) Mesos
9 13 (11.71%) Docker Swarm
10 11 (9.91%) HP SiteScope
10 11 (9.91%) Nagios
11 8 (7.21%) Kibana
12 7 (6.31%) Salt
13 6 (5.41%) Proxmox
14 5 (4.50%) Cobbler
15 2 (1.80%) logstash
16 1 (0.90%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 28 (25.23%) VMware
2 26 (23.42%) Google
3 22 (19.82%) Microsoft
4 15 (13.51%) Atlassian
5 12 (10.81%) Red Hat
6 11 (9.91%) Perforce
7 7 (6.31%) Percona
8 5 (4.50%) IBM
9 3 (2.70%) Oracle
10 2 (1.80%) Alibaba
11 1 (0.90%) Splunk