Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 633 959 938
Rank change year-on-year +326 -21 +44
Permanent jobs citing SaltStack 56 120 206
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.088% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.29% 0.21% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 58 89 196
Median annual salary £60,000 £72,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.24% +11.54% +18.18%
10th Percentile £41,250 £42,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £87,500 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +22.22% -10.00%

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 19,047 57,340 69,791
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.01% 42.00% 42.41%
Number of salaries quoted 15,015 43,598 54,098
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 24 October 2020.

Salary histogram for SaltStack in the UK

SaltStack
Top 12 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 24 October 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 +310 52 £60,000 -17.24% 11
UK excluding London +324 43 £60,000 +9.09% 11
North of England +200 35 £60,000 -7.69% 7
Yorkshire +155 30 £60,000 +20.00% 4
London +207 9 £75,000 -3.23%
Work from Home +30 7 £42,500 -45.16% 1
North West +122 5 £60,000 -7.69% 2
South West +127 3 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Midlands +121 2 £43,750 +9.38% 1
East Midlands +92 2 £43,750 +9.38% 1
East of England - 2 - - 1
South East +203 1 £52,500 -4.55%

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 51 (91.07%) Python
2 43 (76.79%) Puppet
2 43 (76.79%) Docker
3 41 (73.21%) DevOps
4 40 (71.43%) Terraform
5 39 (69.64%) Kubernetes
5 39 (69.64%) Opscode Chef
5 39 (69.64%) Configuration Management
5 39 (69.64%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (64.29%) Ruby
7 34 (60.71%) Linux
7 34 (60.71%) Go
8 33 (58.93%) Infrastructure as Code
9 31 (55.36%) Problem-Solving
10 29 (51.79%) Ansible
11 28 (50.00%) AWS
12 24 (42.86%) Azure
13 23 (41.07%) Deployment Automation
14 22 (39.29%) Bash Shell
15 21 (37.50%) AWS CloudFormation
16 20 (35.71%) Enterprise Cloud
16 20 (35.71%) Amazon EKS
17 18 (32.14%) MySQL
18 17 (30.36%) SQL
18 17 (30.36%) PowerShell
18 17 (30.36%) AWS Certification
19 15 (26.79%) MariaDB
19 15 (26.79%) PHP
20 14 (25.00%) Prometheus
20 14 (25.00%) Grafana

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 5 (8.93%) Confluence
2 4 (7.14%) OpenStack
3 2 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 28 (50.00%) AWS
2 24 (42.86%) Azure
3 21 (37.50%) AWS CloudFormation
4 20 (35.71%) Amazon EKS
5 12 (21.43%) Datadog
6 7 (12.50%) GCP
7 2 (3.57%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (3.57%) Sumo Logic
8 1 (1.79%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (1.79%) CloudFront
8 1 (1.79%) OpenShift
8 1 (1.79%) Route 53
8 1 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.14%) BGP
1 4 (7.14%) MPLS
1 4 (7.14%) OSPF
2 3 (5.36%) Firewall
2 3 (5.36%) Internet
3 2 (3.57%) InfiniBand
3 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (32.14%) MySQL
2 15 (26.79%) MariaDB
3 14 (25.00%) Redis
4 12 (21.43%) Azure SQL Database
4 12 (21.43%) Cosmos DB
4 12 (21.43%) MongoDB
4 12 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (5.36%) Amazon Athena
6 2 (3.57%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (23.21%) Jenkins
1 13 (23.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (8.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (8.93%) Bitbucket
2 5 (8.93%) JIRA
3 3 (5.36%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.36%) Vagrant
4 2 (3.57%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.79%) GitLab
General
1 2 (3.57%) Automotive
1 2 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 37 (66.07%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (35.71%) AWS Engineer
3 19 (33.93%) AWS DevOps
3 19 (33.93%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 15 (26.79%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 15 (26.79%) Azure Engineer
5 12 (21.43%) Azure DevOps
6 6 (10.71%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (10.71%) Platform Engineer
7 5 (8.93%) Python Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) IP Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) IP Network Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) Network Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) Administrator
9 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) Linux Administrator
9 3 (5.36%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 3 (5.36%) Senior Linux Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) YAML
2 4 (7.14%) .NET
3 3 (5.36%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (5.36%) LAMP
3 3 (5.36%) Web Services
4 2 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (35.71%) Enterprise Cloud
2 13 (23.21%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (12.50%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.36%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 34 (60.71%) Linux
2 8 (14.29%) CentOS
3 7 (12.50%) Ubuntu
4 4 (7.14%) Windows
5 3 (5.36%) Fedora
5 3 (5.36%) FreeBSD
5 3 (5.36%) FreeNAS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (73.21%) DevOps
2 39 (69.64%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (69.64%) Configuration Management
3 33 (58.93%) Infrastructure as Code
4 31 (55.36%) Problem-Solving
5 23 (41.07%) Deployment Automation
6 12 (21.43%) Analytics
6 12 (21.43%) Web Application Development
7 6 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (7.14%) Migration
8 4 (7.14%) Task Automation
9 3 (5.36%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (5.36%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Automation
9 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (5.36%) IT Strategy
9 3 (5.36%) Machine Learning
9 3 (5.36%) Workload Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (91.07%) Python
2 36 (64.29%) Ruby
3 34 (60.71%) Go
4 22 (39.29%) Bash Shell
5 17 (30.36%) PowerShell
5 17 (30.36%) SQL
6 15 (26.79%) PHP
7 14 (25.00%) C#
7 14 (25.00%) Java
8 12 (21.43%) Groovy
8 12 (21.43%) JavaScript
8 12 (21.43%) TypeScript
9 3 (5.36%) C
10 1 (1.79%) R
Qualifications
1 17 (30.36%) AWS Certification
2 4 (7.14%) CCNA
2 4 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (7.14%) JNCIA
3 2 (3.57%) CCNP
3 2 (3.57%) JNCIP
4 1 (1.79%) Degree
System Software
1 43 (76.79%) Docker
2 6 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.36%) KVM
3 3 (5.36%) oVirt
3 3 (5.36%) Slurm Workload Manager
3 3 (5.36%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.57%) GPFS
4 2 (3.57%) iptables
4 2 (3.57%) Lustre
5 1 (1.79%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 43 (76.79%) Puppet
2 40 (71.43%) Terraform
3 39 (69.64%) Kubernetes
3 39 (69.64%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (51.79%) Ansible
5 14 (25.00%) Grafana
5 14 (25.00%) Prometheus
6 5 (8.93%) ZABBIX
7 3 (5.36%) Nagios
7 3 (5.36%) Observium
7 3 (5.36%) Proxmox
7 3 (5.36%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 2 (3.57%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (3.57%) Fluentd
8 2 (3.57%) Kibana
Vendors
1 14 (25.00%) New Relic
2 7 (12.50%) Cisco
2 7 (12.50%) Juniper
2 7 (12.50%) VMware
3 6 (10.71%) Google
3 6 (10.71%) Red Hat
4 5 (8.93%) Atlassian
5 3 (5.36%) Dell
5 3 (5.36%) Percona
6 2 (3.57%) IBM
6 2 (3.57%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle