Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 631 931 977
Rank change year-on-year +300 +46 +18
Permanent jobs citing SaltStack 119 109 149
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.086% 0.099%
As % of the Vendors category 0.50% 0.21% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 120 83 171
Median annual salary £60,000 £75,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% +22.73%
10th Percentile £42,375 £48,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £90,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £61,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.04% +36.11% -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 23,671 52,589 63,341
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.02% 41.69% 41.92%
Number of salaries quoted 18,503 40,646 49,189
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.11% - +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 16 January 2021.

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 16 January 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 +293 114 £60,000 -20.00% 14
UK excluding London +268 92 £60,000 -2.04% 10
North of England +170 84 £60,000 - 8
Yorkshire +109 71 £60,000 +20.00% 7
London +179 18 £75,000 -3.23% 4
North West +91 12 £60,000 - 1
Work from Home -52 10 £55,000 -29.03% 3
South West +74 6 £40,000 -50.00% 2
South East +154 1 £50,000 -9.09%
Midlands +83 1 £47,500 -50.00%
West Midlands +72 1 £47,500 -50.00%
North East - 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 108 (90.76%) Puppet
2 106 (89.08%) Python
3 103 (86.55%) Terraform
4 101 (84.87%) Kubernetes
5 99 (83.19%) Opscode Chef
5 99 (83.19%) Docker
6 97 (81.51%) DevOps
7 94 (78.99%) Infrastructure as Code
7 94 (78.99%) Configuration Management
8 91 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
9 87 (73.11%) Ruby
10 84 (70.59%) Pulumi
11 82 (68.91%) Problem-Solving
11 82 (68.91%) Go
12 66 (55.46%) Ansible
13 65 (54.62%) Linux
14 63 (52.94%) AWS
15 56 (47.06%) Azure
16 51 (42.86%) Deployment Automation
17 48 (40.34%) AWS CloudFormation
17 48 (40.34%) Enterprise Cloud
18 47 (39.50%) Amazon EKS
19 44 (36.97%) AWS Certification
19 44 (36.97%) Jenkins
20 43 (36.13%) PowerShell
21 39 (32.77%) Bash Shell
22 37 (31.09%) Team Foundation Server
22 37 (31.09%) SQL
22 37 (31.09%) Prometheus
22 37 (31.09%) Linux Command Line

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 4 (3.36%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.68%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 84 (70.59%) Pulumi
2 63 (52.94%) AWS
3 56 (47.06%) Azure
4 48 (40.34%) AWS CloudFormation
5 47 (39.50%) Amazon EKS
6 34 (28.57%) Datadog
7 20 (16.81%) GCP
8 10 (8.40%) Serverless
9 5 (4.20%) SaaS
10 4 (3.36%) OpenShift
11 3 (2.52%) GitHub
11 3 (2.52%) IaaS
11 3 (2.52%) PaaS
12 2 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (1.68%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (1.68%) Azure Functions
12 2 (1.68%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.84%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.84%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.72%) DNS
2 7 (5.88%) Internet
2 7 (5.88%) MPLS
3 3 (2.52%) BGP
3 3 (2.52%) OSPF
4 2 (1.68%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.68%) VLAN
4 2 (1.68%) WAN
5 1 (0.84%) Firewall
5 1 (0.84%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (29.41%) MySQL
2 34 (28.57%) Azure SQL Database
2 34 (28.57%) Cosmos DB
2 34 (28.57%) MariaDB
2 34 (28.57%) MongoDB
2 34 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
2 34 (28.57%) Redis
3 5 (4.20%) Amazon Athena
4 4 (3.36%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.84%) InfluxDB
5 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 44 (36.97%) Jenkins
2 37 (31.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (7.56%) Gradle
3 9 (7.56%) Maven
4 7 (5.88%) Ant
5 5 (4.20%) GitLab
6 2 (1.68%) CircleCI
6 2 (1.68%) JIRA
6 2 (1.68%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.84%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.84%) CF BOSH
7 1 (0.84%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.84%) Spinnaker
7 1 (0.84%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (2.52%) Electronics
1 3 (2.52%) Finance
1 3 (2.52%) Manufacturing
1 3 (2.52%) Marketing
1 3 (2.52%) Public Sector
1 3 (2.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 95 (79.83%) DevOps Engineer
2 49 (41.18%) AWS Engineer
3 48 (40.34%) AWS DevOps
3 48 (40.34%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 43 (36.13%) Azure Engineer
5 41 (34.45%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 34 (28.57%) Azure DevOps
7 11 (9.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.04%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (5.04%) Platform Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) Automation Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) Network Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) Senior Linux Engineer
10 4 (3.36%) Architect
10 4 (3.36%) Cloud Engineer
10 4 (3.36%) Python Engineer
11 3 (2.52%) IP Engineer
11 3 (2.52%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.68%) JSON
1 2 (1.68%) Web Services
1 2 (1.68%) YAML
2 1 (0.84%) RESTful
2 1 (0.84%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (40.34%) Enterprise Cloud
2 37 (31.09%) Linux Command Line
3 13 (10.92%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.20%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.68%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.84%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 65 (54.62%) Linux
2 11 (9.24%) Windows
3 6 (5.04%) CentOS
3 6 (5.04%) Fedora
4 1 (0.84%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.84%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (81.51%) DevOps
2 94 (78.99%) Configuration Management
2 94 (78.99%) Infrastructure as Code
3 91 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (68.91%) Problem-Solving
5 51 (42.86%) Deployment Automation
6 34 (28.57%) Analytics
6 34 (28.57%) Web Application Development
7 12 (10.08%) Service Delivery
8 11 (9.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 9 (7.56%) Microservices
10 8 (6.72%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (5.04%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (5.04%) Computer Science
11 6 (5.04%) Converged Infrastructure
11 6 (5.04%) Identity Management
11 6 (5.04%) IT Strategy
11 6 (5.04%) Translating Business Requirements
11 6 (5.04%) Workload Management
12 5 (4.20%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 106 (89.08%) Python
2 87 (73.11%) Ruby
3 82 (68.91%) Go
4 43 (36.13%) PowerShell
5 39 (32.77%) Bash Shell
6 37 (31.09%) SQL
7 35 (29.41%) Java
7 35 (29.41%) PHP
8 34 (28.57%) C#
8 34 (28.57%) Groovy
8 34 (28.57%) JavaScript
8 34 (28.57%) TypeScript
9 5 (4.20%) C
10 1 (0.84%) Perl
10 1 (0.84%) R
Qualifications
1 44 (36.97%) AWS Certification
2 5 (4.20%) Degree
3 4 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (2.52%) CCNA
4 3 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.52%) JNCIA
5 1 (0.84%) CCNP
5 1 (0.84%) JNCIP
System Software
1 99 (83.19%) Docker
2 12 (10.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.04%) Hyper-V
3 6 (5.04%) KVM
3 6 (5.04%) oVirt
3 6 (5.04%) Slurm Workload Manager
3 6 (5.04%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.68%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.68%) VMware NSX
4 2 (1.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 108 (90.76%) Puppet
2 103 (86.55%) Terraform
3 101 (84.87%) Kubernetes
4 99 (83.19%) Opscode Chef
5 66 (55.46%) Ansible
6 37 (31.09%) Prometheus
7 34 (28.57%) Grafana
8 7 (5.88%) Istio
9 6 (5.04%) Nagios
9 6 (5.04%) Observium
9 6 (5.04%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 6 (5.04%) ZABBIX
10 3 (2.52%) Salt
11 2 (1.68%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (1.68%) Fluentd
11 2 (1.68%) Kibana
11 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (1.68%) SCCM
12 1 (0.84%) Mesos
12 1 (0.84%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 34 (28.57%) New Relic
2 17 (14.29%) Google
3 14 (11.76%) VMware
4 13 (10.92%) Cisco
5 11 (9.24%) Microsoft
6 7 (5.88%) Juniper
7 6 (5.04%) Dell
8 3 (2.52%) SAP
9 2 (1.68%) Nokia
9 2 (1.68%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.68%) Veeam
10 1 (0.84%) IBM
10 1 (0.84%) Oracle