Period
to 16 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Puppet skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Puppet over the 6 months to 16 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Puppet
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 178 195 189
Rank change year-on-year +17 -6 +49
Permanent jobs citing Puppet 87 110 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.15% 1.26% 1.47%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.33% 16.22% 18.89%
Number of salaries quoted 55 69 103
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% - -
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,250
90th Percentile £74,750 £80,000 £73,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%

Puppet is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 768 678 778
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.17% 7.79% 7.80%
Number of salaries quoted 576 436 579
West Midlands median annual salary £49,362 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.69% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £28,500 £30,375 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £64,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Puppet as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Puppet in the West Midlands

Puppet
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Puppet in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Puppet in the West Midlands

Puppet
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Puppet in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Puppet in the West Midlands

Puppet
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 September 2019. 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
Birmingham +40 35 £51,250 -22.64% 7
Worcestershire +1 14 £65,000 -
Shropshire -14 12 £44,375 -22.83% 5
Staffordshire +4 9 £45,000 -25.00%
Warwickshire - 8 £52,000 -
Sutton Coldfield - 4 £53,750 - 2
Coventry -21 1 £67,500 +35.00%
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 16 September 2019, IT jobs citing Puppet 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 64 (73.56%) Linux
2 61 (70.11%) DevOps
3 55 (63.22%) Jenkins
4 54 (62.07%) AWS
5 49 (56.32%) Docker
6 48 (55.17%) Opscode Chef
7 45 (51.72%) Kubernetes
7 45 (51.72%) Azure
8 44 (50.57%) Ansible
9 41 (47.13%) Python
10 39 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
11 36 (41.38%) Terraform
12 34 (39.08%) Bash Shell
13 32 (36.78%) Configuration Management
14 26 (29.89%) Continuous Integration
15 25 (28.74%) PowerShell
16 24 (27.59%) Git (software)
16 24 (27.59%) Microsoft
17 23 (26.44%) Oracle
17 23 (26.44%) Open Source
18 22 (25.29%) Windows
19 21 (24.14%) Java
20 19 (21.84%) SQL
21 18 (20.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
22 17 (19.54%) PaaS
23 16 (18.39%) IaaS
24 15 (17.24%) GitLab
24 15 (17.24%) Continuous Delivery
24 15 (17.24%) Presales
25 14 (16.09%) Public Cloud

Puppet
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 10 (11.49%) SharePoint
2 9 (10.34%) Apache
3 8 (9.20%) Skype for Business
4 5 (5.75%) Apache Solr
4 5 (5.75%) Apache Spark
4 5 (5.75%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (3.45%) nginx
6 2 (2.30%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 54 (62.07%) AWS
2 45 (51.72%) Azure
3 17 (19.54%) PaaS
4 16 (18.39%) IaaS
5 12 (13.79%) Amazon S3
6 11 (12.64%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (11.49%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (11.49%) Office 365
7 10 (11.49%) Serverless
8 9 (10.34%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 9 (10.34%) GCP
8 9 (10.34%) Route 53
8 9 (10.34%) SaaS
9 8 (9.20%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (8.05%) Amazon ECS
10 7 (8.05%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (8.05%) Azure Functions
10 7 (8.05%) Azure Machine Learning
11 5 (5.75%) GitHub
12 4 (4.60%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.20%) Cisco ASA
1 8 (9.20%) DNS
1 8 (9.20%) Skype
2 7 (8.05%) Remote Desktop
3 5 (5.75%) Network Security
4 4 (4.60%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.45%) OpenVPN
6 2 (2.30%) Firewall
6 2 (2.30%) HTTP
6 2 (2.30%) HTTPS
6 2 (2.30%) NAS
6 2 (2.30%) SAN
6 2 (2.30%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.64%) MongoDB
2 10 (11.49%) NoSQL
3 9 (10.34%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (10.34%) MySQL
4 8 (9.20%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (5.75%) Apache Accumulo
5 5 (5.75%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (5.75%) Big Data
5 5 (5.75%) Hadoop
5 5 (5.75%) IBM InfoSphere
5 5 (5.75%) Neo4j
5 5 (5.75%) OrientDB
5 5 (5.75%) SQL Server
6 4 (4.60%) Relational Database
7 3 (3.45%) Amazon Aurora
7 3 (3.45%) Redis
Development Applications
1 55 (63.22%) Jenkins
2 24 (27.59%) Git (software)
3 18 (20.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 15 (17.24%) GitLab
5 7 (8.05%) Maven
6 6 (6.90%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (5.75%) CircleCI
7 5 (5.75%) Codeship
7 5 (5.75%) TeamCity
8 3 (3.45%) Bitbucket
9 2 (2.30%) JIRA
10 1 (1.15%) CMake
10 1 (1.15%) Cucumber
10 1 (1.15%) Gradle
10 1 (1.15%) Hudson
10 1 (1.15%) Ranorex
10 1 (1.15%) Vagrant
10 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (12.64%) Public Sector
2 5 (5.75%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.30%) Finance
3 2 (2.30%) Marketing
3 2 (2.30%) Retail
4 1 (1.15%) Legal
4 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (43.68%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (16.09%) AWS Engineer
3 12 (13.79%) Architect
4 11 (12.64%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 10 (11.49%) AWS DevOps
5 10 (11.49%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 10 (11.49%) Cloud Engineer
6 7 (8.05%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (6.90%) Administrator
7 6 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (6.90%) Platform Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Digital Architect
8 5 (5.75%) Technical Architect
9 3 (3.45%) Azure Engineer
9 3 (3.45%) Consultant
9 3 (3.45%) Design Engineer
9 3 (3.45%) Digital Technical Architect
9 3 (3.45%) Linux Administrator
9 3 (3.45%) Senior Linux Administrator
9 3 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.64%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (11.49%) JSON
3 9 (10.34%) Node.js
3 9 (10.34%) Web Services
4 8 (9.20%) SAML
5 7 (8.05%) Kafka
6 6 (6.90%) AngularJS
7 5 (5.75%) Dropwizard
7 5 (5.75%) Play Framework
7 5 (5.75%) RESTful
7 5 (5.75%) ZeroMQ
8 3 (3.45%) LAMP
8 3 (3.45%) LEMP Stack
9 2 (2.30%) .NET
9 2 (2.30%) React
9 2 (2.30%) Vue.js
10 1 (1.15%) COM
10 1 (1.15%) Hibernate
10 1 (1.15%) LDAP
10 1 (1.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.09%) Public Cloud
2 7 (8.05%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.45%) Video\Live Streaming
4 2 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.30%) Clustering
4 2 (2.30%) NHS
5 1 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.15%) Replication
5 1 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 64 (73.56%) Linux
2 22 (25.29%) Windows
3 13 (14.94%) Unix
4 11 (12.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (10.34%) CentOS
6 5 (5.75%) Windows Server
7 4 (4.60%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (70.11%) DevOps
2 39 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (36.78%) Configuration Management
4 26 (29.89%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (26.44%) Open Source
6 15 (17.24%) Continuous Delivery
6 15 (17.24%) Presales
7 14 (16.09%) Project Delivery
8 13 (14.94%) Business Development
8 13 (14.94%) Deployment Automation
8 13 (14.94%) Infrastructure as Code
9 11 (12.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 11 (12.64%) Microservices
10 10 (11.49%) Project Management
10 10 (11.49%) Software Engineering
11 9 (10.34%) IT Strategy
11 9 (10.34%) Mentoring
11 9 (10.34%) Migration
12 8 (9.20%) Identity Access Management
12 8 (9.20%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (47.13%) Python
2 34 (39.08%) Bash Shell
3 25 (28.74%) PowerShell
4 21 (24.14%) Java
5 19 (21.84%) SQL
6 11 (12.64%) PHP
7 10 (11.49%) Scala
8 9 (10.34%) Perl
9 8 (9.20%) Ruby
9 8 (9.20%) Shell Script
10 5 (5.75%) C#
10 5 (5.75%) Go
11 4 (4.60%) C++
12 2 (2.30%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (11.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (10.34%) SC Cleared
2 9 (10.34%) Security Cleared
3 8 (9.20%) Degree
4 6 (6.90%) RHCE
5 5 (5.75%) DV Cleared
6 4 (4.60%) AWS Certification
6 4 (4.60%) CCNA
6 4 (4.60%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.30%) MCSA
7 2 (2.30%) MCSE
7 2 (2.30%) RHCSA
8 1 (1.15%) CCENT
8 1 (1.15%) ISEB
8 1 (1.15%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.15%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 49 (56.32%) Docker
2 12 (13.79%) Active Directory
3 9 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (8.05%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (8.05%) XenApp
4 7 (8.05%) XenDesktop
5 5 (5.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (4.60%) Hyper-V
7 3 (3.45%) KVM
8 2 (2.30%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.15%) NFS
Systems Management
1 48 (55.17%) Opscode Chef
2 45 (51.72%) Kubernetes
3 44 (50.57%) Ansible
4 36 (41.38%) Terraform
5 12 (13.79%) Packer
6 11 (12.64%) Docker Swarm
6 11 (12.64%) Grafana
7 8 (9.20%) FortiGate
7 8 (9.20%) Microsoft Intune
7 8 (9.20%) Prometheus
7 8 (9.20%) Salt
8 7 (8.05%) HP Data Protector
8 7 (8.05%) Nagios
8 7 (8.05%) NetBackup
9 6 (6.90%) Consul
10 5 (5.75%) CFEngine
10 5 (5.75%) Opsview
11 4 (4.60%) Graphite
12 2 (2.30%) Kibana
12 2 (2.30%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 24 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 23 (26.44%) Oracle
3 12 (13.79%) VMware
4 9 (10.34%) Veeam
5 8 (9.20%) CheckPoint
5 8 (9.20%) Cisco
6 7 (8.05%) arcserve
6 7 (8.05%) Citrix
6 7 (8.05%) CommVault
6 7 (8.05%) Red Hat
7 6 (6.90%) Atlassian
7 6 (6.90%) Google
8 5 (5.75%) IBM
9 4 (4.60%) Percona
10 3 (3.45%) SaltStack
11 1 (1.15%) AlienVault
11 1 (1.15%) SAP
11 1 (1.15%) Splunk