Period
to 21 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Configuration Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Configuration Management over the 6 months to 21 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 118 120
Rank change year-on-year +29 +2 +41
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 67 62 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.60% 2.01% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.79% 2.22% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 92 46 18
Cheshire median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% - -
10th Percentile £42,750 £20,500 £37,125
90th Percentile £72,500 £63,750 £60,000
North West median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% +5.88%

Configuration Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,402 2,792 2,012
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 93.17% 90.68% 89.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1,832 2,104 1,704
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £43,232 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.09% +15.28% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £64,500 £60,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Configuration Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Configuration Management in Cheshire

Configuration Management
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Configuration Management in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Configuration Management in Cheshire

Configuration Management
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in Cheshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Configuration Management in Cheshire

Configuration Management
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Management within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 21 November 2018. 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
Chester +30 24 £55,000 -
Knutsford +18 19 £34,000 -16.05%
Warrington +7 14 £57,500 +173.81%
Crewe +9 2 £32,500 -
Configuration Management
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, IT jobs citing Configuration Management 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 47 (70.15%) DevOps
2 43 (64.18%) Ansible
3 36 (53.73%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (52.24%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (52.24%) Git (software)
5 30 (44.78%) Docker
6 29 (43.28%) Puppet
7 26 (38.81%) Linux
8 25 (37.31%) Jenkins
9 24 (35.82%) Finance
10 22 (32.84%) Analytics
11 21 (31.34%) Data Analytics
11 21 (31.34%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (28.36%) Banking
13 18 (26.87%) Microsoft Azure
13 18 (26.87%) Mentoring
14 17 (25.37%) Investment Banking
14 17 (25.37%) Wealth Management
14 17 (25.37%) Risk Management
15 16 (23.88%) Python
15 16 (23.88%) Amazon AWS
16 15 (22.39%) Mesos
17 14 (20.90%) Test Automation
17 14 (20.90%) Docker Swarm
17 14 (20.90%) Continuous Integration
18 13 (19.40%) Law
18 13 (19.40%) Terraform
19 12 (17.91%) Kubernetes
19 12 (17.91%) Microsoft
20 11 (16.42%) Coaching

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 3 (4.48%) IIS
2 2 (2.99%) Apache
2 2 (2.99%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.99%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.99%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 18 (26.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (23.88%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (11.94%) IaaS
3 8 (11.94%) PaaS
4 3 (4.48%) Office 365
4 3 (4.48%) OpenShift
5 2 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.99%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (2.99%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.49%) GitHub
6 1 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.48%) Firewall
1 3 (4.48%) Internet
1 3 (4.48%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.48%) VPN
2 2 (2.99%) MQTT
3 1 (1.49%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.43%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (10.45%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.97%) GIS
4 2 (2.99%) Amazon Athena
4 2 (2.99%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (2.99%) Big Data
4 2 (2.99%) Flink
4 2 (2.99%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.99%) InfluxDB
4 2 (2.99%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.99%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.49%) OLAP
5 1 (1.49%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (1.49%) Power BI
5 1 (1.49%) QlikView
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 35 (52.24%) Git (software)
2 25 (37.31%) Jenkins
3 9 (13.43%) TeamCity
4 8 (11.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (4.48%) JIRA
6 2 (2.99%) Log4j
6 2 (2.99%) Log4Net
6 2 (2.99%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.49%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.49%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.49%) Geb
7 1 (1.49%) Gradle
7 1 (1.49%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.49%) Selenium
General
1 24 (35.82%) Finance
2 19 (28.36%) Banking
3 17 (25.37%) Investment Banking
4 13 (19.40%) Law
5 1 (1.49%) Games
5 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (38.81%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (11.94%) Architect
2 8 (11.94%) DevOps Architect
3 7 (10.45%) Analyst
3 7 (10.45%) Security Engineer
3 7 (10.45%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (7.46%) Senior DevOps
4 5 (7.46%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) AWS Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) Azure Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) Lead DevOps
5 4 (5.97%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) PMO Manager
5 4 (5.97%) Python Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) Ruby Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Exchange Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Office 365 Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.96%) Web Services
2 2 (2.99%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (2.99%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (2.99%) Kafka
2 2 (2.99%) Middleware
2 2 (2.99%) Spark Streaming
2 2 (2.99%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.49%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.49%) Spring
3 1 (1.49%) Spring WebFlux
3 1 (1.49%) Vert.x
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (8.96%) Private Cloud
3 4 (5.97%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.97%) Virtual Team
4 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.48%) PMI
5 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.99%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (2.99%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.99%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.49%) CMDB
6 1 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.49%) Infotainment
6 1 (1.49%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.49%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.49%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (38.81%) Linux
2 10 (14.93%) Windows
3 3 (4.48%) Android
3 3 (4.48%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.49%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (70.15%) DevOps
2 35 (52.24%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (32.84%) Analytics
4 21 (31.34%) Data Analytics
4 21 (31.34%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (26.87%) Mentoring
6 17 (25.37%) Risk Management
6 17 (25.37%) Wealth Management
7 14 (20.90%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (20.90%) Test Automation
8 11 (16.42%) Coaching
9 9 (13.43%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (13.43%) Change Management
10 8 (11.94%) ITIL
10 8 (11.94%) Presales
11 7 (10.45%) Cryptography
11 7 (10.45%) Secure Coding
11 7 (10.45%) Software Delivery
12 6 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
13 5 (7.46%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.88%) Python
2 9 (13.43%) Java
3 8 (11.94%) Go
4 7 (10.45%) PowerShell
4 7 (10.45%) Ruby
4 7 (10.45%) SQL
5 4 (5.97%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.48%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.99%) COBOL
7 2 (2.99%) JCL
7 2 (2.99%) Jython
7 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.99%) Scala
7 2 (2.99%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.49%) Groovy
8 1 (1.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (4.48%) CIMA
1 3 (4.48%) Degree
1 3 (4.48%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.99%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) PMO
2 2 (2.99%) QA
3 1 (1.49%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (44.78%) Docker
2 10 (14.93%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.97%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.49%) KVM
4 1 (1.49%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 43 (64.18%) Ansible
2 36 (53.73%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (43.28%) Puppet
4 15 (22.39%) Mesos
5 14 (20.90%) Docker Swarm
6 13 (19.40%) Terraform
7 12 (17.91%) Kubernetes
8 2 (2.99%) Grafana
8 2 (2.99%) Kibana
8 2 (2.99%) Prometheus
8 2 (2.99%) Tivoli
9 1 (1.49%) Rancher
Vendors
1 12 (17.91%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.97%) VMware
3 3 (4.48%) IBM
3 3 (4.48%) Splunk
4 2 (2.99%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.49%) SaltStack
5 1 (1.49%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.49%) Tableau