Period
to 30 July 2021

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 30 July 2021 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 824 727 957
Rank change year-on-year -97 +230 +43
Permanent jobs citing SaltStack 170 68 148
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.099% 0.10%
As % of the Vendors category 0.39% 0.25% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 165 61 116
10th Percentile " £42,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -18.52% +22.73%
75th Percentile £67,500 £66,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £77,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% +5.00% -4.76%

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 43,649 27,715 60,093
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.43% 40.40% 41.75%
Number of salaries quoted 29,478 21,528 46,648
10th Percentile £30,750 £30,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £39,000 £39,471 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,136 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.12% +5.00% +1.01%
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.13% +4.44% +2.27%

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 30 July 2021.

Salary histogram for SaltStack in the UK

SaltStack
Top 15 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 30 July 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 -67 165 £60,000 +4.35% 22
UK excluding London -36 153 £60,000 +14.29% 16
North of England +44 133 £60,000 +17.07% 13
Yorkshire +18 95 £60,000 +33.33% 6
North West -14 38 £60,000 +14.29% 7
Work from Home -249 14 £68,750 +61.76% 4
London -145 13 £77,500 +18.32% 6
Midlands -67 10 £47,500 +5.56% 2
West Midlands - 9 £47,500 - 1
South East -95 8 £55,000 -
North East - 6 £48,250 -
East of England -42 2 £57,500 - 1
South West -76 2 £97,500 +21.88%
East Midlands -54 1 £47,500 +5.56% 1
Scotland -73 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, 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.

1 159 (93.53%) DevOps
2 157 (92.35%) Opscode Chef
3 154 (90.59%) Terraform
4 153 (90.00%) Python
5 152 (89.41%) Puppet
6 150 (88.24%) Configuration Management
7 147 (86.47%) Agile Software Development
7 147 (86.47%) Infrastructure as Code
8 146 (85.88%) Kubernetes
9 137 (80.59%) Docker
10 133 (78.24%) Go
10 133 (78.24%) Problem-Solving
11 129 (75.88%) Ruby
12 126 (74.12%) Pulumi
13 95 (55.88%) Ansible
14 92 (54.12%) AWS
15 88 (51.76%) Azure
16 87 (51.18%) Bash Shell
16 87 (51.18%) PowerShell
17 85 (50.00%) Linux
18 84 (49.41%) Jenkins
19 75 (44.12%) C#
20 73 (42.94%) SQL
21 71 (41.76%) Java
21 71 (41.76%) JavaScript
22 70 (41.18%) MySQL
22 70 (41.18%) PostgreSQL
22 70 (41.18%) Prometheus
23 69 (40.59%) MariaDB
24 68 (40.00%) AWS CloudFormation

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 8 (4.71%) OpenStack
2 3 (1.76%) nginx
3 2 (1.18%) Traefik
4 1 (0.59%) Apache
4 1 (0.59%) Jetty
Cloud Services
1 126 (74.12%) Pulumi
2 92 (54.12%) AWS
3 88 (51.76%) Azure
4 68 (40.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 65 (38.24%) Datadog
6 64 (37.65%) Amazon EKS
7 63 (37.06%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 18 (10.59%) GCP
9 8 (4.71%) Serverless
10 7 (4.12%) GitHub
11 5 (2.94%) OpenShift
12 4 (2.35%) AWS CodePipeline
12 4 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (1.76%) Amazon S3
13 3 (1.76%) Azure Pipelines
13 3 (1.76%) PaaS
14 2 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (1.18%) IaaS
14 2 (1.18%) Microsoft 365
14 2 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.53%) DNS
1 6 (3.53%) Firewall
1 6 (3.53%) Internet
1 6 (3.53%) TCP/IP
1 6 (3.53%) VPN
2 5 (2.94%) BGP
2 5 (2.94%) HTTP
2 5 (2.94%) OSPF
3 3 (1.76%) DHCP
3 3 (1.76%) IPv4
3 3 (1.76%) IPv6
3 3 (1.76%) SMTP
3 3 (1.76%) SSL
3 3 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.18%) Calico
4 2 (1.18%) H.323
4 2 (1.18%) Spanning Tree
4 2 (1.18%) VoIP
4 2 (1.18%) WAN
5 1 (0.59%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (41.18%) MySQL
1 70 (41.18%) PostgreSQL
2 69 (40.59%) MariaDB
3 64 (37.65%) MongoDB
4 63 (37.06%) Azure SQL Database
4 63 (37.06%) Redis
5 13 (7.65%) Relational Database
6 7 (4.12%) NoSQL
7 6 (3.53%) InfluxDB
7 6 (3.53%) RDBMS
7 6 (3.53%) SQL Server
8 3 (1.76%) Big Data
9 1 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.59%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.59%) Apache Ignite
Development Applications
1 84 (49.41%) Jenkins
2 64 (37.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (5.88%) GitLab
4 8 (4.71%) Git (software)
4 8 (4.71%) Spinnaker
5 6 (3.53%) Artifactory
5 6 (3.53%) Cucumber
5 6 (3.53%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (3.53%) Selenium
5 6 (3.53%) SpecFlow
5 6 (3.53%) TeamCity
6 4 (2.35%) CircleCI
7 3 (1.76%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.76%) CF BOSH
7 3 (1.76%) JIRA
8 2 (1.18%) Subversion
9 1 (0.59%) Emacs
General
1 14 (8.24%) Social Skills
2 8 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.12%) Finance
4 3 (1.76%) Banking
5 2 (1.18%) International Banking
5 2 (1.18%) Marketing
6 1 (0.59%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 140 (82.35%) DevOps Engineer
2 68 (40.00%) AWS Engineer
3 65 (38.24%) AWS DevOps
3 65 (38.24%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 63 (37.06%) Azure Engineer
5 62 (36.47%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 61 (35.88%) Azure DevOps
7 6 (3.53%) Consultant
7 6 (3.53%) Test Automation Engineer
7 6 (3.53%) Test Engineer
8 5 (2.94%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (2.35%) Automation Engineer
9 4 (2.35%) Network Engineer
10 3 (1.76%) Deployment Engineer
10 3 (1.76%) DevOps Automation Engineer
10 3 (1.76%) IP Network Engineer
10 3 (1.76%) Linux Consultant
10 3 (1.76%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 3 (1.76%) Senior DevOps
10 3 (1.76%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.53%) Gherkin
2 5 (2.94%) Kafka
3 4 (2.35%) gRPC
4 2 (1.18%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.18%) Node.js
4 2 (1.18%) React
4 2 (1.18%) REST
4 2 (1.18%) Web Services
5 1 (0.59%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.59%) D3.js
5 1 (0.59%) Django
5 1 (0.59%) FFmpeg
5 1 (0.59%) Flask
5 1 (0.59%) JMS
5 1 (0.59%) Middleware
5 1 (0.59%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.59%) Spring
5 1 (0.59%) Spring Boot
5 1 (0.59%) Spring MVC
5 1 (0.59%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 64 (37.65%) Linux Command Line
2 63 (37.06%) Enterprise Cloud
3 6 (3.53%) Algorithms
3 6 (3.53%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.53%) Data Structures
4 5 (2.94%) Private Cloud
4 5 (2.94%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.35%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.59%) Blog
6 1 (0.59%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 85 (50.00%) Linux
2 11 (6.47%) Ubuntu
2 11 (6.47%) Windows
3 7 (4.12%) CentOS
3 7 (4.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (3.53%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.94%) SUSE
6 4 (2.35%) Debian
7 2 (1.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (93.53%) DevOps
2 150 (88.24%) Configuration Management
3 147 (86.47%) Agile Software Development
3 147 (86.47%) Infrastructure as Code
4 133 (78.24%) Problem-Solving
5 68 (40.00%) Deployment Automation
6 64 (37.65%) Analytics
7 63 (37.06%) Web Application Development
8 16 (9.41%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (6.47%) Test Automation
10 10 (5.88%) OOP
11 8 (4.71%) Computer Science
12 7 (4.12%) BDD
12 7 (4.12%) Scrum
13 6 (3.53%) Build Automation
13 6 (3.53%) Code Coverage
13 6 (3.53%) Regression Testing
13 6 (3.53%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 6 (3.53%) Test Planning
13 6 (3.53%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 153 (90.00%) Python
2 133 (78.24%) Go
3 129 (75.88%) Ruby
4 87 (51.18%) Bash Shell
4 87 (51.18%) PowerShell
5 75 (44.12%) C#
6 73 (42.94%) SQL
7 71 (41.76%) Java
7 71 (41.76%) JavaScript
8 63 (37.06%) Groovy
8 63 (37.06%) PHP
8 63 (37.06%) TypeScript
9 7 (4.12%) C
10 4 (2.35%) Perl
11 3 (1.76%) R
12 1 (0.59%) C++
12 1 (0.59%) ES6
12 1 (0.59%) Java 8
12 1 (0.59%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 61 (35.88%) AWS Certification
2 3 (1.76%) RHCE
2 3 (1.76%) RHCSA
3 2 (1.18%) Degree
4 1 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.59%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.18%) GDPR
1 2 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 137 (80.59%) Docker
2 8 (4.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.94%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.94%) KVM
4 2 (1.18%) Ceph
4 2 (1.18%) Gluster
4 2 (1.18%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.59%) GridGain
5 1 (0.59%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.59%) NFS
5 1 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.59%) Xen
Systems Management
1 157 (92.35%) Opscode Chef
2 154 (90.59%) Terraform
3 152 (89.41%) Puppet
4 146 (85.88%) Kubernetes
5 95 (55.88%) Ansible
6 70 (41.18%) Prometheus
7 63 (37.06%) Grafana
8 5 (2.94%) Salt
8 5 (2.94%) Zipkin
9 4 (2.35%) Nagios
9 4 (2.35%) ZABBIX
10 3 (1.76%) HAProxy
10 3 (1.76%) Proxmox
11 2 (1.18%) Consul
11 2 (1.18%) Control-M
11 2 (1.18%) Istio
11 2 (1.18%) linkerd
11 2 (1.18%) Packer
11 2 (1.18%) Rancher
12 1 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 65 (38.24%) New Relic
2 13 (7.65%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.47%) VMware
4 10 (5.88%) Google
5 8 (4.71%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.76%) F5
6 3 (1.76%) Oracle
6 3 (1.76%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.18%) BMC
7 2 (1.18%) Cisco
7 2 (1.18%) Hitachi
8 1 (0.59%) Adobe
8 1 (0.59%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.59%) Aruba
8 1 (0.59%) Citrix
8 1 (0.59%) Dynatrace
8 1 (0.59%) Incapsula
8 1 (0.59%) Juniper
8 1 (0.59%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.59%) TOWER Software