Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 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
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 852 644 934
Rank change year-on-year -208 +290 +67
Permanent jobs citing SaltStack 219 121 107
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.19% 0.085%
As % of the Vendors category 0.44% 0.51% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 201 115 76
10th Percentile £52,500 £48,500 £47,500
25th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £58,438
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year - -20.00% +12.36%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £74,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - - +14.29%

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 50,275 23,943 52,379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.26% 37.84% 41.63%
Number of salaries quoted 32,045 18,855 40,509
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £39,375 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -181 203 £60,000 - 18
UK excluding London -137 162 £60,000 - 14
North of England -73 136 £60,000 - 3
Yorkshire -52 100 £60,000 - 1
London -173 49 £75,000 +3.45% 7
North West -72 36 £65,000 +8.33% 2
Work from Home -206 19 £75,000 +36.36% 2
South East -101 15 £73,750 +47.50% 3
Wales - 8 £55,000 - 1
West Midlands -78 2 £62,500 +31.58%
Midlands -94 2 £62,500 +31.58% 1
East of England - 2 £58,750 - 3
South West -54 1 £60,000 +50.00% 1

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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.

1 207 (94.52%) Opscode Chef
2 202 (92.24%) Puppet
3 189 (86.30%) Python
4 184 (84.02%) Configuration Management
5 177 (80.82%) DevOps
6 171 (78.08%) AWS
7 148 (67.58%) Ruby
8 147 (67.12%) Agile Software Development
9 138 (63.01%) Ansible
10 136 (62.10%) Deployment Automation
11 135 (61.64%) Terraform
12 127 (57.99%) Docker
13 126 (57.53%) Linux
14 122 (55.71%) Kubernetes
15 109 (49.77%) Infrastructure as Code
16 99 (45.21%) Bash
17 98 (44.75%) Go
18 92 (42.01%) AWS CloudFormation
19 90 (41.10%) Pulumi
20 89 (40.64%) Azure
21 85 (38.81%) Problem-Solving
22 81 (36.99%) Windows
22 81 (36.99%) Technology Transformation
23 78 (35.62%) PostgreSQL
24 77 (35.16%) MySQL
25 73 (33.33%) Amazon EKS
26 72 (32.88%) SQL
26 72 (32.88%) AWS Certification
26 72 (32.88%) Enterprise Cloud
27 62 (28.31%) Continuous Integration

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 7 (3.20%) OpenStack
2 5 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.37%) Apache
3 3 (1.37%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.46%) Jetty
4 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 171 (78.08%) AWS
2 92 (42.01%) AWS CloudFormation
3 90 (41.10%) Pulumi
4 89 (40.64%) Azure
5 73 (33.33%) Amazon EKS
6 25 (11.42%) Serverless
7 23 (10.50%) Amazon EC2
7 23 (10.50%) IaaS
8 20 (9.13%) Datadog
9 18 (8.22%) Amazon S3
9 18 (8.22%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 18 (8.22%) Azure Monitor
9 18 (8.22%) GCP
10 17 (7.76%) Route 53
11 13 (5.94%) AWS Lambda
12 12 (5.48%) Nutanix
13 10 (4.57%) Amazon ELB
13 10 (4.57%) CloudFront
13 10 (4.57%) GitHub
14 7 (3.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.48%) DNS
2 1 (0.46%) Firewall
2 1 (0.46%) MPLS
2 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.46%) VLAN
2 1 (0.46%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (35.62%) PostgreSQL
2 77 (35.16%) MySQL
3 27 (12.33%) MongoDB
4 22 (10.05%) Amazon RDS
5 20 (9.13%) MariaDB
6 18 (8.22%) Azure SQL Database
6 18 (8.22%) Redis
7 10 (4.57%) Relational Database
8 9 (4.11%) NoSQL
8 9 (4.11%) SQL Server
9 8 (3.65%) RDBMS
10 7 (3.20%) InfluxDB
11 6 (2.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (2.74%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (2.28%) Amazon Aurora
12 5 (2.28%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 30 (13.70%) Jenkins
2 18 (8.22%) Git (software)
2 18 (8.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (5.02%) Ant
3 11 (5.02%) Gradle
3 11 (5.02%) Maven
4 4 (1.83%) Subversion
4 4 (1.83%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.37%) Emacs
5 3 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.91%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.91%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.91%) Selenium
6 2 (0.91%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.46%) GitLab
General
1 26 (11.87%) Social Skills
2 12 (5.48%) Finance
3 11 (5.02%) Presentation Skills
4 10 (4.57%) Retail
5 4 (1.83%) Banking
5 4 (1.83%) Marketing
5 4 (1.83%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.91%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (0.91%) International Banking
6 2 (0.91%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.91%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.46%) Advertising
7 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.46%) Legal
Job Titles
1 163 (74.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 82 (37.44%) AWS Engineer
3 76 (34.70%) AWS DevOps
3 76 (34.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 69 (31.51%) Azure Engineer
5 67 (30.59%) Azure DevOps
5 67 (30.59%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 16 (7.31%) Architect
7 12 (5.48%) Cloud Architect
8 11 (5.02%) Linux Engineer
9 10 (4.57%) Platform Engineer
10 9 (4.11%) Security Architect
11 7 (3.20%) Azure Architect
11 7 (3.20%) Linux Support
11 7 (3.20%) Linux Support Engineer
11 7 (3.20%) Support Engineer
12 6 (2.74%) Cisco Security Architect
12 6 (2.74%) Software Engineer
12 6 (2.74%) Unix Linux Engineer
12 6 (2.74%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.22%) ARM Templates
2 7 (3.20%) Spring
3 6 (2.74%) Kafka
4 5 (2.28%) Django
5 3 (1.37%) YAML
6 2 (0.91%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.91%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.46%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.46%) FFmpeg
7 1 (0.46%) JMS
7 1 (0.46%) Node.js
7 1 (0.46%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.46%) React
7 1 (0.46%) REST
7 1 (0.46%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.46%) Spring MVC
7 1 (0.46%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 72 (32.88%) Enterprise Cloud
2 18 (8.22%) Linux Command Line
3 14 (6.39%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.11%) Clustering
4 9 (4.11%) Public Cloud
5 7 (3.20%) Derivative
5 7 (3.20%) Virtual Team
6 6 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (2.74%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (2.74%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.91%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.91%) Blog
7 2 (0.91%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 126 (57.53%) Linux
2 81 (36.99%) Windows
3 22 (10.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (9.59%) Unix
5 8 (3.65%) CentOS
6 6 (2.74%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.37%) Debian
7 3 (1.37%) Solaris
7 3 (1.37%) SUSE
8 1 (0.46%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (84.02%) Configuration Management
2 177 (80.82%) DevOps
3 147 (67.12%) Agile Software Development
4 136 (62.10%) Deployment Automation
5 109 (49.77%) Infrastructure as Code
6 85 (38.81%) Problem-Solving
7 81 (36.99%) Technology Transformation
8 62 (28.31%) Continuous Integration
9 51 (23.29%) DSDM
9 51 (23.29%) RUP
9 51 (23.29%) Scrum
10 26 (11.87%) CI/CD
10 26 (11.87%) Microservices
11 18 (8.22%) Analytics
11 18 (8.22%) Log Analytics
11 18 (8.22%) Web Application Development
12 16 (7.31%) Task Automation
13 15 (6.85%) Computer Science
14 14 (6.39%) Observability
14 14 (6.39%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 189 (86.30%) Python
2 148 (67.58%) Ruby
3 99 (45.21%) Bash
4 98 (44.75%) Go
5 72 (32.88%) SQL
6 52 (23.74%) Shell Script
7 33 (15.07%) PowerShell
8 27 (12.33%) Java
9 23 (10.50%) JavaScript
10 21 (9.59%) C#
11 18 (8.22%) Groovy
11 18 (8.22%) PHP
11 18 (8.22%) TypeScript
12 13 (5.94%) Perl
13 2 (0.91%) C
14 1 (0.46%) ES6
14 1 (0.46%) Java 8
14 1 (0.46%) Java 9
14 1 (0.46%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 72 (32.88%) AWS Certification
2 8 (3.65%) Degree
3 5 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.46%) RHCE
4 1 (0.46%) RHCSA
4 1 (0.46%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.46%) GDPR
1 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (0.46%) SLA
System Software
1 127 (57.99%) Docker
2 20 (9.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (6.39%) KVM
4 11 (5.02%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.91%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 207 (94.52%) Opscode Chef
2 202 (92.24%) Puppet
3 138 (63.01%) Ansible
4 135 (61.64%) Terraform
5 122 (55.71%) Kubernetes
6 51 (23.29%) Cobbler
7 25 (11.42%) Prometheus
8 19 (8.68%) Salt
9 18 (8.22%) Grafana
10 11 (5.02%) Istio
11 9 (4.11%) Docker Swarm
12 7 (3.20%) Mesos
13 2 (0.91%) logstash
13 2 (0.91%) Packer
14 1 (0.46%) Control-M
14 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
14 1 (0.46%) QRadar
14 1 (0.46%) SCCM
14 1 (0.46%) vRealize
14 1 (0.46%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 57 (26.03%) Google
2 31 (14.16%) VMware
3 22 (10.05%) Red Hat
4 21 (9.59%) Microsoft
5 18 (8.22%) New Relic
6 11 (5.02%) Cisco
7 9 (4.11%) Symantec
7 9 (4.11%) Veritas
8 4 (1.83%) Oracle
9 2 (0.91%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.46%) BMC
10 1 (0.46%) CyberArk
10 1 (0.46%) Hitachi
10 1 (0.46%) IBM
10 1 (0.46%) Splunk
10 1 (0.46%) Veeam