Period
to 15 April 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 April 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 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 691 860 996
Rank change year-on-year +169 +136 -11
Permanent jobs citing SaltStack 153 111 143
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.099% 0.096%
As % of the Vendors category 0.48% 0.24% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 147 87 131
10th Percentile £52,500 £42,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £55,000 £50,000 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year - -11.11% +22.73%
75th Percentile £65,000 £77,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £73,500 £85,000 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +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 31,587 45,950 61,845
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.76% 40.87% 41.55%
Number of salaries quoted 23,637 35,682 47,874
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £27,750
25th Percentile £39,625 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +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 15 April 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 15 April 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 +167 148 £60,000 - 14
UK excluding London +169 128 £60,000 +9.09% 11
North of England +125 109 £60,000 +14.29% 10
Yorkshire +89 96 £60,000 +50.00% 8
London +82 17 £75,000 - 3
North West +33 12 £60,000 +14.29% 2
Work from Home - 8 £81,250 - 2
South East +85 6 £55,000 -
Midlands +29 6 £47,500 +2.70% 1
West Midlands +28 5 £47,500 -50.00%
South West +10 5 £40,000 -50.00%
East of England +49 1 £50,000 -33.33%
East Midlands +22 1 £47,500 +5.56% 1
Scotland +14 1 - -
North East - 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 15 April 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.

1 142 (92.81%) Puppet
2 139 (90.85%) Opscode Chef
3 137 (89.54%) Python
4 135 (88.24%) Kubernetes
4 135 (88.24%) Terraform
5 134 (87.58%) DevOps
6 128 (83.66%) Infrastructure as Code
7 127 (83.01%) Configuration Management
8 126 (82.35%) Docker
9 123 (80.39%) Agile Software Development
10 115 (75.16%) Ruby
11 114 (74.51%) Problem-Solving
12 112 (73.20%) Go
13 110 (71.90%) Pulumi
14 83 (54.25%) Ansible
15 82 (53.59%) Linux
16 81 (52.94%) AWS
17 77 (50.33%) Azure
18 71 (46.41%) PowerShell
19 70 (45.75%) Jenkins
20 67 (43.79%) Bash Shell
21 64 (41.83%) Deployment Automation
22 60 (39.22%) AWS CloudFormation
23 59 (38.56%) Enterprise Cloud
24 58 (37.91%) Amazon EKS
25 56 (36.60%) Prometheus
25 56 (36.60%) AWS Certification
26 55 (35.95%) C#
26 55 (35.95%) SQL
27 54 (35.29%) MySQL

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 (3.27%) OpenStack
2 3 (1.96%) nginx
3 2 (1.31%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.31%) Traefik
4 1 (0.65%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 110 (71.90%) Pulumi
2 81 (52.94%) AWS
3 77 (50.33%) Azure
4 60 (39.22%) AWS CloudFormation
5 58 (37.91%) Amazon EKS
6 52 (33.99%) Datadog
7 27 (17.65%) GCP
8 15 (9.80%) Serverless
9 5 (3.27%) OpenShift
9 5 (3.27%) SaaS
10 4 (2.61%) PaaS
11 3 (1.96%) AWS CodePipeline
11 3 (1.96%) GitHub
11 3 (1.96%) IaaS
12 2 (1.31%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (1.31%) Azure Functions
12 2 (1.31%) Microsoft 365
12 2 (1.31%) MinIO
12 2 (1.31%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.54%) DNS
2 5 (3.27%) Internet
3 4 (2.61%) MPLS
3 4 (2.61%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.96%) Firewall
4 3 (1.96%) HTTP
4 3 (1.96%) WAN
5 2 (1.31%) Calico
5 2 (1.31%) DHCP
5 2 (1.31%) VLAN
6 1 (0.65%) BGP
6 1 (0.65%) FTP
6 1 (0.65%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.65%) ISDN
6 1 (0.65%) MGCP
6 1 (0.65%) OSPF
6 1 (0.65%) RIP
6 1 (0.65%) Spanning Tree
6 1 (0.65%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.65%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (35.29%) MySQL
1 54 (35.29%) PostgreSQL
2 53 (34.64%) MariaDB
3 50 (32.68%) Azure SQL Database
3 50 (32.68%) Cosmos DB
3 50 (32.68%) MongoDB
3 50 (32.68%) Redis
4 8 (5.23%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.92%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.27%) InfluxDB
7 3 (1.96%) Amazon Athena
7 3 (1.96%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.96%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.65%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.65%) Apache Ignite
Development Applications
1 70 (45.75%) Jenkins
2 53 (34.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (5.88%) Gradle
3 9 (5.88%) Maven
4 8 (5.23%) GitLab
5 7 (4.58%) Ant
5 7 (4.58%) Spinnaker
6 5 (3.27%) CircleCI
6 5 (3.27%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (3.27%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.96%) Artifactory
7 3 (1.96%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.96%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.96%) Selenium
7 3 (1.96%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.31%) JIRA
8 2 (1.31%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.65%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.65%) CF BOSH
General
1 8 (5.23%) Finance
2 4 (2.61%) Marketing
2 4 (2.61%) Public Sector
3 3 (1.96%) Electronics
3 3 (1.96%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.96%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.65%) Advertising
4 1 (0.65%) Banking
Job Titles
1 126 (82.35%) DevOps Engineer
2 61 (39.87%) AWS Engineer
3 59 (38.56%) AWS DevOps
3 59 (38.56%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 57 (37.25%) Azure Engineer
5 55 (35.95%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 50 (32.68%) Azure DevOps
7 10 (6.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (2.61%) Cloud Engineer
8 4 (2.61%) Deployment Engineer
8 4 (2.61%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (2.61%) Platform Engineer
8 4 (2.61%) Senior DevOps
9 3 (1.96%) Architect
9 3 (1.96%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (1.96%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (1.96%) Senior Linux Engineer
9 3 (1.96%) Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (1.96%) Test Engineer
10 2 (1.31%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.96%) Gherkin
2 2 (1.31%) gRPC
2 2 (1.31%) JSON
2 2 (1.31%) Kafka
2 2 (1.31%) RESTful
2 2 (1.31%) Web Services
3 1 (0.65%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.65%) CSS
3 1 (0.65%) HTML
3 1 (0.65%) Middleware
3 1 (0.65%) Node.js
3 1 (0.65%) REST
3 1 (0.65%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 59 (38.56%) Enterprise Cloud
2 53 (34.64%) Linux Command Line
3 10 (6.54%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.27%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.96%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.96%) Cloud Native
6 3 (1.96%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.31%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.65%) Blog
8 1 (0.65%) iPhone
8 1 (0.65%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 82 (53.59%) Linux
2 16 (10.46%) Windows
3 7 (4.58%) Ubuntu
4 5 (3.27%) CentOS
4 5 (3.27%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.61%) Fedora
6 2 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.31%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (87.58%) DevOps
2 128 (83.66%) Infrastructure as Code
3 127 (83.01%) Configuration Management
4 123 (80.39%) Agile Software Development
5 114 (74.51%) Problem-Solving
6 64 (41.83%) Deployment Automation
7 51 (33.33%) Analytics
8 50 (32.68%) Web Application Development
9 11 (7.19%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (6.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 10 (6.54%) Service Delivery
11 9 (5.88%) Computer Science
11 9 (5.88%) Microservices
11 9 (5.88%) Test Automation
12 6 (3.92%) Continuous Deployment
12 6 (3.92%) Converged Infrastructure
12 6 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (3.92%) Identity Management
12 6 (3.92%) Translating Business Requirements
13 5 (3.27%) DevSecOps
Programming Languages
1 137 (89.54%) Python
2 115 (75.16%) Ruby
3 112 (73.20%) Go
4 71 (46.41%) PowerShell
5 67 (43.79%) Bash Shell
6 55 (35.95%) C#
6 55 (35.95%) SQL
7 54 (35.29%) Java
8 53 (34.64%) JavaScript
9 52 (33.99%) PHP
10 51 (33.33%) Groovy
10 51 (33.33%) TypeScript
11 6 (3.92%) C
12 2 (1.31%) Perl
Qualifications
1 56 (36.60%) AWS Certification
2 5 (3.27%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (3.27%) Degree
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 126 (82.35%) Docker
2 11 (7.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.58%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.92%) KVM
5 4 (2.61%) oVirt
5 4 (2.61%) Slurm Workload Manager
5 4 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.96%) VMware NSX
7 2 (1.31%) Active Directory
7 2 (1.31%) Ceph
7 2 (1.31%) Gluster
8 1 (0.65%) GridGain
8 1 (0.65%) NFS
8 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.65%) vSphere
8 1 (0.65%) Xen
Systems Management
1 142 (92.81%) Puppet
2 139 (90.85%) Opscode Chef
3 135 (88.24%) Kubernetes
3 135 (88.24%) Terraform
4 83 (54.25%) Ansible
5 56 (36.60%) Prometheus
6 50 (32.68%) Grafana
7 9 (5.88%) Istio
8 5 (3.27%) Nagios
8 5 (3.27%) ZABBIX
8 5 (3.27%) Zipkin
9 4 (2.61%) Observium
9 4 (2.61%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 4 (2.61%) Salt
10 3 (1.96%) HAProxy
11 2 (1.31%) Consul
11 2 (1.31%) linkerd
11 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (1.31%) Packer
11 2 (1.31%) Rancher
Vendors
1 52 (33.99%) New Relic
2 22 (14.38%) Google
3 16 (10.46%) Microsoft
4 14 (9.15%) VMware
5 10 (6.54%) Cisco
6 4 (2.61%) Dell
7 3 (1.96%) F5
7 3 (1.96%) Juniper
7 3 (1.96%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.96%) SAP
8 2 (1.31%) Nokia
8 2 (1.31%) Veeam
9 1 (0.65%) Adobe
9 1 (0.65%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.65%) Citrix
9 1 (0.65%) IBM
9 1 (0.65%) Incapsula
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle
9 1 (0.65%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.65%) TOWER Software