Period
to 19 October 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Puppet
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 185 100 146
Rank change year-on-year -85 +46 -14
Permanent jobs citing Puppet 473 183 161
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 1.72% 2.95% 2.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.63% 15.90% 13.28%
Number of salaries quoted 371 159 157
10th Percentile " " £45,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,750 £56,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £55,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% -21.43% +7.69%
75th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% +8.33%

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 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 4,912 1,151 1,212
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 17.83% 18.59% 15.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3,756 1,066 1,024
10th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £41,250
25th Percentile £51,250 £45,000 £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 £85,000 £75,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £87,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%

Puppet
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

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

Puppet trend for jobs with a WFH option

Puppet
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

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

Puppet salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Puppet
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Puppet over the 6 months to 19 October 2021.

Puppet salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, Puppet 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 Puppet.

1 356 (75.26%) Opscode Chef
2 355 (75.05%) DevOps
3 354 (74.84%) AWS
4 323 (68.29%) Terraform
5 310 (65.54%) Kubernetes
6 289 (61.10%) Linux
7 285 (60.25%) Agile Software Development
8 274 (57.93%) Ansible
9 273 (57.72%) Docker
10 243 (51.37%) Python
11 178 (37.63%) Azure
12 177 (37.42%) Git (software)
13 176 (37.21%) Scrum
14 156 (32.98%) Configuration Management
15 142 (30.02%) Jenkins
16 138 (29.18%) AWS CloudFormation
17 135 (28.54%) Migration
18 133 (28.12%) Continuous Integration
19 129 (27.27%) Deployment Automation
20 122 (25.79%) Social Skills
21 116 (24.52%) Bash Shell
22 112 (23.68%) Infrastructure as Code
23 90 (19.03%) Windows
24 85 (17.97%) Open Source
25 83 (17.55%) PowerShell
25 83 (17.55%) PostgreSQL
26 79 (16.70%) MySQL
26 79 (16.70%) GCP
27 74 (15.64%) Microservices
28 69 (14.59%) Retail

Puppet
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 39 (8.25%) Elasticsearch
2 34 (7.19%) Apache
3 18 (3.81%) nginx
4 15 (3.17%) Confluence
4 15 (3.17%) IIS
5 13 (2.75%) OpenStack
6 12 (2.54%) WordPress
7 11 (2.33%) Apache Spark
7 11 (2.33%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.42%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.21%) Apache Pulsar
10 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.48%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.42%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 354 (74.84%) AWS
2 178 (37.63%) Azure
3 138 (29.18%) AWS CloudFormation
4 79 (16.70%) GCP
5 43 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
6 41 (8.67%) Serverless
7 31 (6.55%) GitHub
8 27 (5.71%) Amazon EC2
9 26 (5.50%) Datadog
9 26 (5.50%) OpenShift
10 25 (5.29%) PaaS
11 21 (4.44%) SaaS
12 19 (4.02%) IaaS
13 17 (3.59%) Microsoft 365
14 14 (2.96%) AWS Lambda
14 14 (2.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 13 (2.75%) Azure Active Directory
16 12 (2.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 11 (2.33%) AWS CodePipeline
18 10 (2.11%) AWS CodeCommit
Communications & Networking
1 32 (6.77%) DNS
2 31 (6.55%) Firewall
3 22 (4.65%) VPN
4 18 (3.81%) Broadband
5 15 (3.17%) DHCP
5 15 (3.17%) IPv4
5 15 (3.17%) IPv6
6 12 (2.54%) SSL
7 11 (2.33%) VLAN
8 8 (1.69%) NetScaler
8 8 (1.69%) TCP/IP
9 7 (1.48%) BGP
10 6 (1.27%) IPsec
10 6 (1.27%) LAN
10 6 (1.27%) OpenVPN
10 6 (1.27%) SAN
10 6 (1.27%) SNMP
10 6 (1.27%) WAN
11 5 (1.06%) HTTPS
12 4 (0.85%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (17.55%) PostgreSQL
2 79 (16.70%) MySQL
3 47 (9.94%) Relational Database
4 36 (7.61%) SQL Server
5 22 (4.65%) MongoDB
5 22 (4.65%) NoSQL
6 20 (4.23%) MariaDB
7 19 (4.02%) Redis
8 18 (3.81%) Azure SQL Database
8 18 (3.81%) Hadoop
9 16 (3.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 10 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
10 10 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (2.11%) Big Data
11 5 (1.06%) Blockchain
11 5 (1.06%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.85%) Amazon Aurora
12 4 (0.85%) Amazon Redshift
12 4 (0.85%) InfluxDB
13 3 (0.63%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 177 (37.42%) Git (software)
2 142 (30.02%) Jenkins
3 41 (8.67%) GitLab
4 30 (6.34%) Octopus Deploy
5 23 (4.86%) JIRA
6 15 (3.17%) TeamCity
7 14 (2.96%) Maven
8 13 (2.75%) Bitbucket
9 12 (2.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 10 (2.11%) Terragrunt
11 8 (1.69%) SonarQube
12 7 (1.48%) Artifactory
12 7 (1.48%) Travis CI
13 6 (1.27%) CircleCI
13 6 (1.27%) Vagrant
14 5 (1.06%) Gradle
14 5 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
14 5 (1.06%) Spinnaker
14 5 (1.06%) Subversion
15 4 (0.85%) kappa
General
1 122 (25.79%) Social Skills
2 69 (14.59%) Retail
3 47 (9.94%) Finance
4 29 (6.13%) Public Sector
5 14 (2.96%) Automotive
6 12 (2.54%) Marketing
6 12 (2.54%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (2.11%) Banking
7 10 (2.11%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 7 (1.48%) Advertising
9 2 (0.42%) Documentation Skills
9 2 (0.42%) International Banking
9 2 (0.42%) Law
9 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.42%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (0.21%) Legal
10 1 (0.21%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 230 (48.63%) DevOps Engineer
2 137 (28.96%) AWS Engineer
3 121 (25.58%) AWS DevOps
4 118 (24.95%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 47 (9.94%) Cloud Engineer
6 35 (7.40%) Java Engineer
6 35 (7.40%) Linux Engineer
7 24 (5.07%) Platform Engineer
8 22 (4.65%) Senior DevOps
8 22 (4.65%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 22 (4.65%) Senior Java Engineer
9 21 (4.44%) Consultant
9 21 (4.44%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 20 (4.23%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 19 (4.02%) Architect
12 16 (3.38%) Principal Engineer
13 15 (3.17%) Azure Architect
13 15 (3.17%) CloudOps Engineer
14 14 (2.96%) Azure Consultant
14 14 (2.96%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (8.46%) RESTful
2 37 (7.82%) REST
3 29 (6.13%) JSON
4 26 (5.50%) LAMP
5 22 (4.65%) Kafka
6 20 (4.23%) YAML
7 19 (4.02%) LAPP Stack
8 18 (3.81%) Spring
9 14 (2.96%) LEMP Stack
10 13 (2.75%) .NET
10 13 (2.75%) Django
10 13 (2.75%) Web Services
11 12 (2.54%) Node.js
12 11 (2.33%) pytest
12 11 (2.33%) PyTorch
12 11 (2.33%) scikit-learn
12 11 (2.33%) TensorFlow
13 9 (1.90%) Elastic Stack
13 9 (1.90%) Laravel
13 9 (1.90%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.09%) Public Cloud
2 33 (6.98%) Data Centre
3 19 (4.02%) Private Cloud
4 14 (2.96%) Replication
5 13 (2.75%) Virtual Team
6 12 (2.54%) Clustering
7 10 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (1.90%) Algorithms
9 7 (1.48%) Cloud Native
9 7 (1.48%) Legacy Code
10 6 (1.27%) EFT
10 6 (1.27%) Security Operations Centre
11 5 (1.06%) Over-the-Top Content
12 4 (0.85%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.63%) Blog
13 3 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.63%) Self-Motivation
14 2 (0.42%) Data Structures
14 2 (0.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 2 (0.42%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 289 (61.10%) Linux
2 90 (19.03%) Windows
3 45 (9.51%) CentOS
3 45 (9.51%) Windows Server
4 28 (5.92%) Unix
5 10 (2.11%) Fedora
5 10 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.48%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.48%) Ubuntu
7 6 (1.27%) Debian
8 4 (0.85%) Solaris
9 3 (0.63%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.63%) SUSE
10 1 (0.21%) AIX
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.21%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.21%) HPUX
10 1 (0.21%) VMS
10 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (75.05%) DevOps
2 285 (60.25%) Agile Software Development
3 176 (37.21%) Scrum
4 156 (32.98%) Configuration Management
5 135 (28.54%) Migration
6 133 (28.12%) Continuous Integration
7 129 (27.27%) Deployment Automation
8 112 (23.68%) Infrastructure as Code
9 85 (17.97%) Open Source
10 74 (15.64%) Microservices
11 63 (13.32%) Test Automation
12 49 (10.36%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 35 (7.40%) Problem-Solving
14 34 (7.19%) Personalization
15 32 (6.77%) Mentoring
16 28 (5.92%) ITIL
16 28 (5.92%) Load Balancing
17 25 (5.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 23 (4.86%) Data Science
18 23 (4.86%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 243 (51.37%) Python
2 116 (24.52%) Bash Shell
3 83 (17.55%) PowerShell
4 68 (14.38%) Java
5 60 (12.68%) SQL
6 44 (9.30%) Ruby
7 43 (9.09%) JavaScript
8 34 (7.19%) C#
9 33 (6.98%) PHP
10 26 (5.50%) Perl
10 26 (5.50%) Shell Script
11 25 (5.29%) Go
12 17 (3.59%) C
13 15 (3.17%) C++
14 8 (1.69%) TypeScript
15 5 (1.06%) VB
15 5 (1.06%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.85%) Clojure
16 4 (0.85%) Groovy
16 4 (0.85%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 19 (4.02%) Degree
2 16 (3.38%) AWS Certification
3 11 (2.33%) Security Cleared
4 9 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (1.90%) SC Cleared
5 8 (1.69%) RHCE
6 6 (1.27%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 6 (1.27%) CESG Certified Professional
7 4 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.42%) CCNA
9 1 (0.21%) CCNP
9 1 (0.21%) CISA
9 1 (0.21%) CISM
9 1 (0.21%) CISSP
9 1 (0.21%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.21%) MCSA
9 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.21%) OCP
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.38%) QA
2 9 (1.90%) SLA
3 7 (1.48%) NIST
4 6 (1.27%) IASME
4 6 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.42%) GDPR
6 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.21%) COBIT
7 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.21%) SOC 2
System Software
1 273 (57.72%) Docker
2 39 (8.25%) Active Directory
3 36 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (4.44%) vSphere
5 16 (3.38%) iptables
6 9 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (1.48%) XenApp
7 7 (1.48%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.63%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.42%) Xen
10 1 (0.21%) GlusterFS
10 1 (0.21%) KVM
10 1 (0.21%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 356 (75.26%) Opscode Chef
2 323 (68.29%) Terraform
3 310 (65.54%) Kubernetes
4 274 (57.93%) Ansible
5 41 (8.67%) Docker Swarm
6 35 (7.40%) Grafana
7 28 (5.92%) Prometheus
8 18 (3.81%) Nagios
9 16 (3.38%) Icinga
10 15 (3.17%) HAProxy
11 14 (2.96%) Salt
11 14 (2.96%) ZABBIX
12 11 (2.33%) Packer
13 10 (2.11%) Kibana
14 9 (1.90%) Failover Clustering
15 6 (1.27%) CASB
15 6 (1.27%) Istio
15 6 (1.27%) systemd
16 5 (1.06%) logstash
16 5 (1.06%) SCCM
Vendors
1 59 (12.47%) VMware
2 53 (11.21%) Microsoft
3 48 (10.15%) Google
4 35 (7.40%) Red Hat
5 23 (4.86%) Splunk
6 18 (3.81%) Oracle
7 16 (3.38%) F5
8 14 (2.96%) Dynatrace
9 11 (2.33%) SaltStack
10 9 (1.90%) Atlassian
10 9 (1.90%) Cisco
11 8 (1.69%) LogicMonitor
12 6 (1.27%) AppDynamics
13 5 (1.06%) Alibaba
13 5 (1.06%) IBM
13 5 (1.06%) New Relic
13 5 (1.06%) PagerDuty
13 5 (1.06%) ServiceNow
14 4 (0.85%) Veeam
14 4 (0.85%) Veracode