Period
to 28 September 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and a requirement for Opscode Chef skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Opscode Chef over the 6 months to 28 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Opscode Chef
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 218 164 149
Rank change year-on-year -54 -15 +4
Permanent jobs citing Opscode Chef 391 80 154
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 1.48% 1.46% 1.97%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.18% 7.65% 11.78%
Number of salaries quoted 306 64 148
10th Percentile " £38,750 £35,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £46,250 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% -11.54% +4.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £70,313 £72,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £86,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £62,500

Opscode Chef is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a WFH option and a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4,779 1,046 1,307
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 18.11% 19.14% 16.71%
Number of salaries quoted 3,665 968 1,082
10th Percentile £39,072 £40,000 £41,250
25th Percentile £51,250 £45,750 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £60,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -14.29% +16.67%
75th Percentile £83,750 £75,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £87,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £61,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +5.69% +6.96% +4.55%

Opscode Chef
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Opscode Chef as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Opscode Chef trend for jobs with a WFH option

Opscode Chef
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Opscode Chef.

Opscode Chef salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Opscode Chef
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Opscode Chef over the 6 months to 28 September 2021.

Opscode Chef salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 28 September 2021, Opscode Chef job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 357 (91.30%) Puppet
2 329 (84.14%) AWS
3 299 (76.47%) Terraform
4 296 (75.70%) DevOps
5 279 (71.36%) Kubernetes
6 267 (68.29%) Linux
7 259 (66.24%) Docker
8 238 (60.87%) Ansible
9 234 (59.85%) Agile Software Development
10 186 (47.57%) Scrum
11 181 (46.29%) Python
12 155 (39.64%) Azure
13 154 (39.39%) Git (software)
14 148 (37.85%) AWS CloudFormation
15 143 (36.57%) Migration
16 132 (33.76%) Continuous Integration
17 130 (33.25%) Deployment Automation
18 128 (32.74%) Social Skills
19 114 (29.16%) Configuration Management
20 111 (28.39%) Jenkins
21 97 (24.81%) Bash Shell
22 94 (24.04%) Infrastructure as Code
23 84 (21.48%) Windows
24 75 (19.18%) GCP
25 74 (18.93%) MySQL
26 73 (18.67%) PowerShell
27 69 (17.65%) Retail
28 66 (16.88%) Test Automation
29 65 (16.62%) Java
30 60 (15.35%) Microservices

Opscode Chef
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 22 (5.63%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (3.32%) IIS
3 8 (2.05%) OpenStack
4 6 (1.53%) Apache
4 6 (1.53%) nginx
5 5 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (1.02%) Confluence
7 3 (0.77%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (0.77%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.51%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.51%) Traefik
9 1 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.26%) Apache Pulsar
9 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.26%) Traffic Server
Business Applications
1 7 (1.79%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 329 (84.14%) AWS
2 155 (39.64%) Azure
3 148 (37.85%) AWS CloudFormation
4 75 (19.18%) GCP
5 32 (8.18%) GitHub
5 32 (8.18%) Serverless
6 25 (6.39%) PaaS
7 20 (5.12%) Datadog
7 20 (5.12%) IaaS
8 18 (4.60%) Microsoft 365
9 16 (4.09%) OpenShift
10 15 (3.84%) Azure Active Directory
10 15 (3.84%) SaaS
11 14 (3.58%) Amazon EC2
11 14 (3.58%) Cloud Computing
12 12 (3.07%) Amazon EKS
13 11 (2.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 11 (2.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 10 (2.56%) AWS CodePipeline
15 9 (2.30%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.60%) Firewall
2 16 (4.09%) DNS
3 7 (1.79%) VPN
4 6 (1.53%) SAN
4 6 (1.53%) SSL
4 6 (1.53%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.28%) IPv4
5 5 (1.28%) LAN
5 5 (1.28%) WAN
6 3 (0.77%) DHCP
6 3 (0.77%) HTTP
6 3 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.51%) Calico
7 2 (0.51%) DSL
7 2 (0.51%) Internet
8 1 (0.26%) AMQP
8 1 (0.26%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.26%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.26%) RTP
8 1 (0.26%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (18.93%) MySQL
2 54 (13.81%) PostgreSQL
3 41 (10.49%) Relational Database
4 20 (5.12%) MongoDB
4 20 (5.12%) NoSQL
4 20 (5.12%) SQL Server
5 18 (4.60%) Redis
6 15 (3.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 13 (3.32%) Azure SQL Database
8 12 (3.07%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (1.79%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (1.28%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.02%) Amazon Aurora
12 4 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
12 4 (1.02%) InfluxDB
13 3 (0.77%) Big Data
13 3 (0.77%) Data Lake
14 2 (0.51%) Bigtable
14 2 (0.51%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 154 (39.39%) Git (software)
2 111 (28.39%) Jenkins
3 30 (7.67%) GitLab
4 28 (7.16%) Octopus Deploy
5 21 (5.37%) TeamCity
6 12 (3.07%) Artifactory
6 12 (3.07%) JIRA
7 10 (2.56%) Bitbucket
7 10 (2.56%) Terragrunt
8 8 (2.05%) Maven
9 7 (1.79%) CircleCI
10 6 (1.53%) Spinnaker
10 6 (1.53%) Vagrant
11 5 (1.28%) Subversion
11 5 (1.28%) Travis CI
12 4 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (1.02%) SonarQube
13 3 (0.77%) GoCD
13 3 (0.77%) kappa
13 3 (0.77%) Selenium
General
1 128 (32.74%) Social Skills
2 69 (17.65%) Retail
3 39 (9.97%) Finance
4 29 (7.42%) Public Sector
5 13 (3.32%) Automotive
5 13 (3.32%) Marketing
6 10 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (2.05%) Banking
7 8 (2.05%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 2 (0.51%) International Banking
8 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.51%) Organisational Skills
8 2 (0.51%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.26%) Advertising
9 1 (0.26%) Documentation Skills
9 1 (0.26%) Military
9 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 185 (47.31%) DevOps Engineer
2 132 (33.76%) AWS Engineer
3 121 (30.95%) AWS DevOps
4 118 (30.18%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 35 (8.95%) Cloud Engineer
5 35 (8.95%) Java Engineer
6 25 (6.39%) Platform Engineer
7 24 (6.14%) Consultant
8 22 (5.63%) Senior Java Engineer
9 20 (5.12%) Architect
10 19 (4.86%) Senior DevOps
11 17 (4.35%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 14 (3.58%) Azure Architect
12 14 (3.58%) CloudOps Engineer
13 12 (3.07%) Azure Consultant
13 12 (3.07%) Azure Engineer
14 11 (2.81%) Administrator
14 11 (2.81%) AWS Consultant
14 11 (2.81%) Machine Learning Engineer
15 10 (2.56%) Principal Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (9.72%) REST
1 38 (9.72%) RESTful
2 27 (6.91%) JSON
3 19 (4.86%) Spring
4 18 (4.60%) Kafka
5 15 (3.84%) Web Services
6 12 (3.07%) Node.js
7 11 (2.81%) Django
7 11 (2.81%) pytest
7 11 (2.81%) PyTorch
7 11 (2.81%) scikit-learn
7 11 (2.81%) TensorFlow
8 10 (2.56%) .NET
8 10 (2.56%) YAML
9 9 (2.30%) Spring Boot
10 8 (2.05%) .NET Core
10 8 (2.05%) CSS
10 8 (2.05%) HTML
10 8 (2.05%) HTML5
11 7 (1.79%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (11.76%) Public Cloud
2 17 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 14 (3.58%) Replication
4 12 (3.07%) Private Cloud
5 7 (1.79%) Algorithms
5 7 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (1.79%) Legacy Code
5 7 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.79%) Virtual Team
6 6 (1.53%) Cloud Native
6 6 (1.53%) EFT
6 6 (1.53%) Security Operations Centre
7 5 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (1.28%) Over-the-Top Content
8 3 (0.77%) Blog
8 3 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.51%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 267 (68.29%) Linux
2 84 (21.48%) Windows
3 41 (10.49%) Windows Server
4 24 (6.14%) Unix
5 9 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (2.05%) CentOS
7 7 (1.79%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.79%) Ubuntu
8 4 (1.02%) SUSE
9 3 (0.77%) Debian
10 2 (0.51%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.51%) Solaris
11 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.26%) VMS
11 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (75.70%) DevOps
2 234 (59.85%) Agile Software Development
3 186 (47.57%) Scrum
4 143 (36.57%) Migration
5 132 (33.76%) Continuous Integration
6 130 (33.25%) Deployment Automation
7 114 (29.16%) Configuration Management
8 94 (24.04%) Infrastructure as Code
9 66 (16.88%) Test Automation
10 60 (15.35%) Microservices
11 45 (11.51%) Open Source
12 34 (8.70%) Personalization
13 28 (7.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 28 (7.16%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 26 (6.65%) Mentoring
15 25 (6.39%) Kanban
15 25 (6.39%) Presales
16 23 (5.88%) ITIL
17 22 (5.63%) Infrastructure Automation
18 21 (5.37%) Cloud Operations
Programming Languages
1 181 (46.29%) Python
2 97 (24.81%) Bash Shell
3 73 (18.67%) PowerShell
4 65 (16.62%) Java
5 49 (12.53%) SQL
6 34 (8.70%) Ruby
7 31 (7.93%) C#
7 31 (7.93%) JavaScript
8 24 (6.14%) PHP
9 14 (3.58%) Shell Script
10 13 (3.32%) Go
10 13 (3.32%) Perl
11 10 (2.56%) C
12 8 (2.05%) C++
13 5 (1.28%) VB
13 5 (1.28%) VB.NET
14 4 (1.02%) Kotlin
14 4 (1.02%) Scala
15 3 (0.77%) Groovy
15 3 (0.77%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (4.86%) Degree
2 14 (3.58%) AWS Certification
3 6 (1.53%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.02%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 4 (1.02%) CESG Certified Professional
5 4 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.02%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.26%) MCSA
7 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.26%) OCP
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.26%) RHCE
7 1 (0.26%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.58%) QA
2 9 (2.30%) SLA
3 4 (1.02%) IASME
3 4 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 4 (1.02%) NIST
4 2 (0.51%) GDPR
4 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.26%) NCSC
System Software
1 259 (66.24%) Docker
2 29 (7.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (5.63%) Active Directory
4 13 (3.32%) vSphere
5 7 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.77%) Xen
7 2 (0.51%) Ceph
7 2 (0.51%) Gluster
7 2 (0.51%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.51%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.26%) iptables
8 1 (0.26%) LXC
8 1 (0.26%) NFS
8 1 (0.26%) Squid
8 1 (0.26%) Varnish
8 1 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 357 (91.30%) Puppet
2 299 (76.47%) Terraform
3 279 (71.36%) Kubernetes
4 238 (60.87%) Ansible
5 40 (10.23%) Docker Swarm
6 20 (5.12%) Grafana
7 19 (4.86%) Prometheus
8 15 (3.84%) Nagios
9 10 (2.56%) Packer
9 10 (2.56%) Rancher
10 8 (2.05%) Salt
11 6 (1.53%) Istio
11 6 (1.53%) systemd
12 5 (1.28%) SCCM
13 4 (1.02%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 4 (1.02%) CASB
13 4 (1.02%) HAProxy
13 4 (1.02%) Kibana
13 4 (1.02%) ZABBIX
14 3 (0.77%) logstash
Vendors
1 56 (14.32%) Microsoft
2 54 (13.81%) VMware
3 43 (11.00%) Google
4 20 (5.12%) Splunk
5 15 (3.84%) SaltStack
6 13 (3.32%) Red Hat
7 12 (3.07%) Oracle
8 10 (2.56%) Dynatrace
9 8 (2.05%) F5
10 7 (1.79%) LogicMonitor
10 7 (1.79%) ServiceNow
11 5 (1.28%) Alibaba
11 5 (1.28%) IBM
12 4 (1.02%) AppDynamics
12 4 (1.02%) New Relic
13 3 (0.77%) Cisco
13 3 (0.77%) PagerDuty
13 3 (0.77%) Sun
13 3 (0.77%) Veracode
13 3 (0.77%) Zerto