Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 837 637 975
Rank change year-on-year -200 +338 0
Permanent jobs citing SaltStack 208 55 126
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.11% 0.092%
As % of the Vendors category 0.43% 0.29% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 196 51 89
10th Percentile £52,500 £41,250 £41,000
25th Percentile £53,750 £46,875 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year - -11.11% +3.85%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £53,750
% change year-on-year - +11.63% +19.44%

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 48,888 18,774 57,900
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.08% 39.18% 42.08%
Number of salaries quoted 32,510 15,001 44,493
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £26,750
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £36,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% -

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 15 October 2021.

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 15 October 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 -165 199 £60,000 - 25
UK excluding London -124 165 £60,000 - 15
North of England -31 149 £60,000 - 3
Yorkshire -42 95 £60,000 - 1
North West -52 54 £60,000 - 2
London -225 34 £75,000 - 11
Work from Home -259 23 £75,000 +76.47% 5
South East -163 11 £70,000 +33.33% 5
North East - 6 £48,250 -
Midlands -122 5 £47,500 +8.57% 3
West Midlands - 5 £47,500 - 2
East of England -108 2 £57,500 -
South West -99 1 £115,000 +187.50% 3

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 196 (94.23%) Opscode Chef
2 190 (91.35%) Puppet
3 180 (86.54%) DevOps
4 179 (86.06%) Python
4 179 (86.06%) Configuration Management
5 162 (77.88%) Terraform
6 155 (74.52%) Agile Software Development
7 151 (72.60%) Kubernetes
8 149 (71.63%) Docker
9 146 (70.19%) Infrastructure as Code
10 145 (69.71%) Ruby
11 134 (64.42%) AWS
12 131 (62.98%) Go
12 131 (62.98%) Ansible
13 127 (61.06%) Problem-Solving
14 123 (59.13%) Pulumi
15 119 (57.21%) Linux
16 95 (45.67%) Azure
16 95 (45.67%) Bash Shell
16 95 (45.67%) Deployment Automation
17 85 (40.87%) AWS CloudFormation
18 81 (38.94%) MySQL
18 81 (38.94%) PostgreSQL
19 78 (37.50%) SQL
20 75 (36.06%) Amazon EKS
21 69 (33.17%) AWS Certification
21 69 (33.17%) Enterprise Cloud
21 69 (33.17%) PowerShell
22 68 (32.69%) Jenkins
23 64 (30.77%) Java

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 9 (4.33%) OpenStack
2 5 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.48%) Apache
3 1 (0.48%) Jetty
3 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 134 (64.42%) AWS
2 123 (59.13%) Pulumi
3 95 (45.67%) Azure
4 85 (40.87%) AWS CloudFormation
5 75 (36.06%) Amazon EKS
6 56 (26.92%) Datadog
7 54 (25.96%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 18 (8.65%) Serverless
9 17 (8.17%) GCP
10 16 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (6.25%) IaaS
12 12 (5.77%) GitHub
13 11 (5.29%) Amazon S3
13 11 (5.29%) AWS Lambda
14 10 (4.81%) Route 53
15 7 (3.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 6 (2.88%) PaaS
17 5 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
17 5 (2.40%) CloudFront
17 5 (2.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.33%) DNS
2 6 (2.88%) Internet
2 6 (2.88%) VPN
3 5 (2.40%) Firewall
4 4 (1.92%) BGP
4 4 (1.92%) OSPF
4 4 (1.92%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.44%) HTTP
5 3 (1.44%) IPv4
5 3 (1.44%) IPv6
5 3 (1.44%) SMTP
5 3 (1.44%) SSL
5 3 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.48%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.48%) DHCP
6 1 (0.48%) LAN
6 1 (0.48%) VoIP
6 1 (0.48%) WAN
6 1 (0.48%) Wireless
6 1 (0.48%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (38.94%) MySQL
1 81 (38.94%) PostgreSQL
2 62 (29.81%) MongoDB
3 57 (27.40%) MariaDB
4 54 (25.96%) Azure SQL Database
4 54 (25.96%) Redis
5 15 (7.21%) Amazon RDS
6 11 (5.29%) Relational Database
7 10 (4.81%) NoSQL
8 8 (3.85%) RDBMS
8 8 (3.85%) SQL Server
9 7 (3.37%) InfluxDB
10 6 (2.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 6 (2.88%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (2.40%) Amazon Aurora
11 5 (2.40%) Hadoop
12 3 (1.44%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 68 (32.69%) Jenkins
2 54 (25.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.88%) GitLab
5 5 (2.40%) Ant
5 5 (2.40%) Gradle
5 5 (2.40%) Maven
6 3 (1.44%) Artifactory
6 3 (1.44%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.44%) CF BOSH
6 3 (1.44%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.44%) JIRA
6 3 (1.44%) Selenium
6 3 (1.44%) SpecFlow
6 3 (1.44%) Subversion
7 2 (0.96%) Emacs
7 2 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.96%) Spinnaker
7 2 (0.96%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.48%) CircleCI
General
1 18 (8.65%) Social Skills
2 11 (5.29%) Finance
3 5 (2.40%) Presentation Skills
4 4 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.44%) Banking
5 3 (1.44%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.96%) International Banking
6 2 (0.96%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.96%) Marketing
6 2 (0.96%) Retail
7 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 163 (78.37%) DevOps Engineer
2 78 (37.50%) AWS Engineer
3 77 (37.02%) AWS DevOps
3 77 (37.02%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 71 (34.13%) Azure Engineer
5 70 (33.65%) Azure DevOps
5 70 (33.65%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 11 (5.29%) Linux Engineer
7 9 (4.33%) Architect
8 6 (2.88%) Azure Architect
9 5 (2.40%) Linux Support
9 5 (2.40%) Linux Support Engineer
9 5 (2.40%) Senior Software Engineer
9 5 (2.40%) Software Engineer
9 5 (2.40%) Support Engineer
10 4 (1.92%) Cloud Architect
10 4 (1.92%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 4 (1.92%) Unix Engineer
10 4 (1.92%) Unix Support
10 4 (1.92%) Unix Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (25.96%) ARM Templates
2 8 (3.85%) Kafka
3 6 (2.88%) Django
4 5 (2.40%) Spring
5 3 (1.44%) Gherkin
6 2 (0.96%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.96%) gRPC
6 2 (0.96%) React
6 2 (0.96%) YAML
7 1 (0.48%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.48%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.48%) D3.js
7 1 (0.48%) FFmpeg
7 1 (0.48%) Flask
7 1 (0.48%) Node.js
7 1 (0.48%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.48%) REST
7 1 (0.48%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.48%) Spring MVC
7 1 (0.48%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 69 (33.17%) Enterprise Cloud
2 54 (25.96%) Linux Command Line
3 13 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 12 (5.77%) Public Cloud
5 9 (4.33%) Private Cloud
6 7 (3.37%) Clustering
7 4 (1.92%) Derivative
7 4 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.92%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.44%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.44%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.96%) Blog
9 2 (0.96%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 119 (57.21%) Linux
2 39 (18.75%) Windows
3 17 (8.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (7.69%) Unix
5 8 (3.85%) CentOS
6 7 (3.37%) Ubuntu
7 5 (2.40%) Debian
8 4 (1.92%) SUSE
9 3 (1.44%) Solaris
10 2 (0.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (86.54%) DevOps
2 179 (86.06%) Configuration Management
3 155 (74.52%) Agile Software Development
4 146 (70.19%) Infrastructure as Code
5 127 (61.06%) Problem-Solving
6 95 (45.67%) Deployment Automation
7 54 (25.96%) Analytics
7 54 (25.96%) Web Application Development
8 27 (12.98%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (10.58%) Scrum
10 18 (8.65%) DSDM
10 18 (8.65%) RUP
11 17 (8.17%) Microservices
12 14 (6.73%) Task Automation
13 13 (6.25%) Computer Science
14 12 (5.77%) Migration
14 12 (5.77%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 11 (5.29%) Observability
16 10 (4.81%) Open Source
17 7 (3.37%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 179 (86.06%) Python
2 145 (69.71%) Ruby
3 131 (62.98%) Go
4 95 (45.67%) Bash Shell
5 78 (37.50%) SQL
6 69 (33.17%) PowerShell
7 64 (30.77%) Java
8 62 (29.81%) JavaScript
9 61 (29.33%) C#
10 54 (25.96%) Groovy
10 54 (25.96%) PHP
10 54 (25.96%) TypeScript
11 18 (8.65%) Shell Script
12 9 (4.33%) Perl
13 4 (1.92%) C
14 3 (1.44%) R
15 1 (0.48%) C++
15 1 (0.48%) ES6
15 1 (0.48%) Java 8
15 1 (0.48%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 69 (33.17%) AWS Certification
2 8 (3.85%) Degree
3 5 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.44%) RHCE
4 3 (1.44%) RHCSA
5 1 (0.48%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.48%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.96%) GDPR
1 2 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.48%) SLA
System Software
1 149 (71.63%) Docker
2 19 (9.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.29%) KVM
4 6 (2.88%) Active Directory
5 5 (2.40%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 196 (94.23%) Opscode Chef
2 190 (91.35%) Puppet
3 162 (77.88%) Terraform
4 151 (72.60%) Kubernetes
5 131 (62.98%) Ansible
6 62 (29.81%) Prometheus
7 54 (25.96%) Grafana
8 18 (8.65%) Cobbler
9 16 (7.69%) Salt
10 6 (2.88%) Docker Swarm
11 5 (2.40%) Istio
12 4 (1.92%) Mesos
13 3 (1.44%) Nagios
13 3 (1.44%) Proxmox
13 3 (1.44%) ZABBIX
14 2 (0.96%) Control-M
14 2 (0.96%) logstash
14 2 (0.96%) Packer
15 1 (0.48%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 54 (25.96%) New Relic
2 26 (12.50%) Google
2 26 (12.50%) VMware
3 18 (8.65%) Red Hat
4 17 (8.17%) Microsoft
5 7 (3.37%) Symantec
5 7 (3.37%) Veritas
6 6 (2.88%) Cisco
7 3 (1.44%) Oracle
7 3 (1.44%) SolarWinds
8 2 (0.96%) BMC
8 2 (0.96%) Hitachi
9 1 (0.48%) Arista
9 1 (0.48%) Aruba
9 1 (0.48%) IBM
9 1 (0.48%) Juniper