Period
to 29 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
UK > England
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 178 174 173
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 -11
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 2,002 1,289 2,816
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.00% 2.03% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 2.18% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1,256 959 2,078
10th Percentile £41,948 £37,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £59,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.93% +2.61% -
75th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £61,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +6.09% - +4.55%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 93,916 59,007 123,346
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 93.96% 92.89% 92.67%
Number of salaries quoted 64,812 48,345 99,243
10th Percentile £32,750 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £91,250 £87,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Configuration Management as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Configuration Management in England

Configuration Management
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Configuration Management in England.

Salary trend for Configuration Management in England

Configuration Management
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Configuration Management in England over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Configuration Management in England

Configuration Management
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Management within the England region over the 6 months to 29 July 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
London -37 899 £75,000 +7.14% 171
North of England +16 421 £60,000 +20.00% 95
South East -35 256 £62,500 +13.64% 70
North West +12 209 £60,000 +9.09% 58
Yorkshire -18 175 £60,000 +20.00% 23
South West -5 172 £51,500 +8.42% 30
Midlands -21 171 £50,000 +5.26% 50
West Midlands +2 142 £55,000 +22.22% 39
East of England -30 57 £55,000 +10.00% 26
North East +4 40 £56,000 +24.44% 14
East Midlands -49 29 £45,000 -10.00% 11
Configuration Management
UK

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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 England region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 1,115 (55.69%) DevOps
2 1,003 (50.10%) Agile Software Development
3 1,001 (50.00%) AWS
4 925 (46.20%) Ansible
5 902 (45.05%) Python
6 876 (43.76%) Azure
7 867 (43.31%) Terraform
8 847 (42.31%) Docker
9 838 (41.86%) Kubernetes
10 822 (41.06%) Linux
11 810 (40.46%) Puppet
12 634 (31.67%) Jenkins
13 590 (29.47%) Infrastructure as Code
14 539 (26.92%) Opscode Chef
15 453 (22.63%) SQL
16 414 (20.68%) Bash Shell
16 414 (20.68%) Problem-Solving
17 401 (20.03%) Java
18 394 (19.68%) Social Skills
19 367 (18.33%) PowerShell
20 366 (18.28%) Windows
21 357 (17.83%) GCP
22 351 (17.53%) Continuous Integration
23 331 (16.53%) Software Engineering
24 308 (15.38%) Microsoft
25 304 (15.18%) Finance
26 295 (14.74%) Security Cleared
26 295 (14.74%) Go
27 293 (14.64%) Git (software)
28 260 (12.99%) Ruby

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 117 (5.84%) Confluence
2 86 (4.30%) Apache Spark
3 68 (3.40%) Elasticsearch
4 48 (2.40%) SharePoint
5 36 (1.80%) IIS
6 29 (1.45%) Apache
7 27 (1.35%) CMS
8 24 (1.20%) nginx
9 23 (1.15%) Tomcat
10 21 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 20 (1.00%) Apache Airflow
12 17 (0.85%) OpenStack
13 16 (0.80%) Gunicorn
14 15 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
15 11 (0.55%) MS Exchange
15 11 (0.55%) WebLogic
16 8 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
17 6 (0.30%) WebSphere
18 5 (0.25%) CloudStack
18 5 (0.25%) Drupal
Applications
1 31 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.35%) Siemens NX
4 6 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.20%) Simulink
7 2 (0.100%) Windchill
8 1 (0.050%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.050%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.050%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 8 (0.40%) Teamcenter
2 7 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.30%) Sentinel
4 4 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.15%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 2 (0.100%) Relativity
6 2 (0.100%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.050%) AlphaBridge
7 1 (0.050%) Alphatax
7 1 (0.050%) Farmplan
7 1 (0.050%) KEYPrime
7 1 (0.050%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.050%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.050%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.050%) SAP QM
7 1 (0.050%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 1 (0.050%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,001 (50.00%) AWS
2 876 (43.76%) Azure
3 357 (17.83%) GCP
4 259 (12.94%) AWS CloudFormation
5 181 (9.04%) PaaS
6 171 (8.54%) Serverless
7 152 (7.59%) IaaS
8 150 (7.49%) Pulumi
9 148 (7.39%) SaaS
10 123 (6.14%) Amazon EKS
11 86 (4.30%) Cloud Computing
12 84 (4.20%) GitHub
13 83 (4.15%) Datadog
14 82 (4.10%) IBM Cloud
15 78 (3.90%) Azure Active Directory
16 75 (3.75%) Amazon ECS
17 71 (3.55%) Amazon EC2
17 71 (3.55%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 69 (3.45%) Microsoft 365
19 68 (3.40%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 215 (10.74%) Firewall
2 121 (6.04%) VPN
3 108 (5.39%) DNS
4 106 (5.29%) TCP/IP
5 70 (3.50%) IPv4
5 70 (3.50%) VLAN
6 61 (3.05%) OSPF
7 49 (2.45%) SAN
8 47 (2.35%) DHCP
9 43 (2.15%) Broadband
10 41 (2.05%) Internet
11 39 (1.95%) AMQP
12 36 (1.80%) Network Security
13 34 (1.70%) LAN
13 34 (1.70%) WAN
14 31 (1.55%) SSL
15 29 (1.45%) BGP
16 22 (1.10%) SD-WAN
17 20 (1.00%) IPsec
18 19 (0.95%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (9.59%) PostgreSQL
2 176 (8.79%) MySQL
3 162 (8.09%) SQL Server
4 151 (7.54%) NoSQL
5 117 (5.84%) Big Data
5 117 (5.84%) Redis
6 106 (5.29%) MongoDB
7 99 (4.95%) Azure SQL Database
8 98 (4.90%) Hadoop
9 91 (4.55%) Relational Database
10 86 (4.30%) Amazon Athena
11 80 (4.00%) MariaDB
12 75 (3.75%) Amazon Redshift
13 74 (3.70%) Neo4j
14 66 (3.30%) Electronic Patient Records
15 44 (2.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 38 (1.90%) Apache Accumulo
17 36 (1.80%) Amazon RDS
18 33 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
19 32 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 634 (31.67%) Jenkins
2 293 (14.64%) Git (software)
3 260 (12.99%) JIRA
4 187 (9.34%) GitLab
5 184 (9.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 123 (6.14%) Subversion
7 104 (5.19%) Vagrant
8 103 (5.14%) Team Foundation Server
9 89 (4.45%) TeamCity
10 66 (3.30%) Octopus Deploy
11 61 (3.05%) Visual Studio
12 46 (2.30%) Bitbucket
12 46 (2.30%) Maven
13 41 (2.05%) Travis CI
14 40 (2.00%) MSI
14 40 (2.00%) WiX
15 34 (1.70%) Sonatype Nexus
16 33 (1.65%) Selenium
17 30 (1.50%) IBM UrbanCode
18 25 (1.25%) Artifactory
General
1 394 (19.68%) Social Skills
2 304 (15.18%) Finance
3 118 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
4 76 (3.80%) Retail
5 74 (3.70%) Public Sector
6 68 (3.40%) Banking
7 63 (3.15%) Telecoms
8 48 (2.40%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 48 (2.40%) Marketing
9 39 (1.95%) Electronics
9 39 (1.95%) Manufacturing
10 31 (1.55%) Presentation Skills
11 29 (1.45%) Law
12 25 (1.25%) Aerospace
13 21 (1.05%) French Language
14 20 (1.00%) Retail Banking
15 19 (0.95%) Games
16 17 (0.85%) Wearables
17 15 (0.75%) Billing
17 15 (0.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 612 (30.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 220 (10.99%) AWS Engineer
3 203 (10.14%) Senior DevOps
4 194 (9.69%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 179 (8.94%) Developer
6 164 (8.19%) Platform Engineer
7 153 (7.64%) AWS DevOps
8 147 (7.34%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 145 (7.24%) Azure Engineer
10 135 (6.74%) Architect
11 129 (6.44%) Linux Engineer
12 124 (6.19%) Cloud Engineer
13 99 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 90 (4.50%) Data Engineer
15 87 (4.35%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 82 (4.10%) Azure DevOps
17 79 (3.95%) Systems Engineer
18 73 (3.65%) Analyst
19 66 (3.30%) Software Engineer
20 57 (2.85%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (8.54%) Web Services
2 152 (7.59%) REST
3 124 (6.19%) .NET
4 116 (5.79%) Elastic Stack
5 110 (5.49%) Node.js
6 107 (5.34%) React
7 88 (4.40%) AngularJS
8 82 (4.10%) Spring
9 77 (3.85%) Spark Streaming
10 68 (3.40%) Kafka
11 66 (3.30%) Vue.js
12 64 (3.20%) RESTful
13 63 (3.15%) CSS
14 62 (3.10%) HTML
15 59 (2.95%) Spring Boot
16 51 (2.55%) RabbitMQ
17 49 (2.45%) ASP.NET Web API
18 48 (2.40%) JSON
19 46 (2.30%) HTML5 Canvas
20 42 (2.10%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 165 (8.24%) Public Cloud
2 116 (5.79%) Self-Motivation
3 84 (4.20%) Data Centre
3 84 (4.20%) Hybrid Cloud
4 79 (3.95%) Management Information System
5 78 (3.90%) Linux Command Line
6 70 (3.50%) Enterprise Cloud
7 69 (3.45%) User Experience
8 68 (3.40%) Cloud Native
9 46 (2.30%) Client/Server
10 44 (2.20%) Virtual Team
11 43 (2.15%) CMDB
12 40 (2.00%) Web 2.0
13 32 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
14 31 (1.55%) Private Cloud
15 30 (1.50%) Algorithms
16 26 (1.30%) Clustering
17 23 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
18 22 (1.10%) Data Structures
19 19 (0.95%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 822 (41.06%) Linux
2 366 (18.28%) Windows
3 181 (9.04%) Unix
4 157 (7.84%) CentOS
5 140 (6.99%) Windows Server
6 104 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 96 (4.80%) Ubuntu
8 53 (2.65%) Windows Server 2016
9 34 (1.70%) Debian
9 34 (1.70%) Mesosphere
10 25 (1.25%) Windows 10
11 21 (1.05%) Embedded Linux
12 19 (0.95%) Windows Server 2019
13 17 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (0.65%) Android
14 13 (0.65%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.40%) VMS
16 7 (0.35%) Apple iOS
16 7 (0.35%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,115 (55.69%) DevOps
2 1,003 (50.10%) Agile Software Development
3 590 (29.47%) Infrastructure as Code
4 414 (20.68%) Problem-Solving
5 351 (17.53%) Continuous Integration
6 331 (16.53%) Software Engineering
7 254 (12.69%) Analytics
7 254 (12.69%) Open Source
8 233 (11.64%) ITIL
9 226 (11.29%) SDLC
10 221 (11.04%) Scrum
11 211 (10.54%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 203 (10.14%) Test Automation
13 202 (10.09%) Microservices
14 197 (9.84%) Data Science
14 197 (9.84%) Mentoring
15 195 (9.74%) Deployment Automation
16 181 (9.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 159 (7.94%) Project Management
18 149 (7.44%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 902 (45.05%) Python
2 453 (22.63%) SQL
3 414 (20.68%) Bash Shell
4 401 (20.03%) Java
5 367 (18.33%) PowerShell
6 295 (14.74%) Go
7 260 (12.99%) Ruby
8 259 (12.94%) JavaScript
9 218 (10.89%) C#
10 118 (5.89%) TypeScript
11 93 (4.65%) Perl
12 79 (3.95%) C++
13 76 (3.80%) PHP
14 74 (3.70%) Groovy
15 65 (3.25%) C
16 63 (3.15%) Shell Script
17 62 (3.10%) T-SQL
18 40 (2.00%) Java 8
19 25 (1.25%) Ada
20 24 (1.20%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 295 (14.74%) Security Cleared
2 227 (11.34%) SC Cleared
3 213 (10.64%) Degree
4 107 (5.34%) AWS Certification
5 52 (2.60%) RHCE
6 33 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 30 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
8 29 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
9 28 (1.40%) GIAC
10 27 (1.35%) RHCSA
11 25 (1.25%) CCNA
12 21 (1.05%) DV Cleared
13 20 (1.00%) MCSE
14 17 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
15 16 (0.80%) HND
16 14 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 12 (0.60%) Master's Degree
18 10 (0.50%) HNC
19 9 (0.45%) CISSP
20 8 (0.40%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (2.95%) Accessibility
2 44 (2.20%) SLA
3 39 (1.95%) QA
4 21 (1.05%) GRC
5 20 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.50%) GDPR
7 6 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.25%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.20%) MISRA
9 4 (0.20%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.20%) PMO
10 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.100%) Def Stans
11 2 (0.100%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.100%) OpenSCAP
11 2 (0.100%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.050%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.050%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 15288
12 1 (0.050%) NIST
System Software
1 847 (42.31%) Docker
2 201 (10.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 162 (8.09%) Active Directory
4 82 (4.10%) VMware ESXi
5 76 (3.80%) VirtualBox
6 34 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
7 33 (1.65%) Firmware
8 27 (1.35%) Hyper-V
9 26 (1.30%) KVM
10 25 (1.25%) iptables
11 20 (1.00%) NFS
12 17 (0.85%) vSphere
13 12 (0.60%) Ceph
14 9 (0.45%) VMware NSX
15 8 (0.40%) BitLocker
16 6 (0.30%) LXC
16 6 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
17 5 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
18 4 (0.20%) Terminal Services
18 4 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 925 (46.20%) Ansible
2 867 (43.31%) Terraform
3 838 (41.86%) Kubernetes
4 810 (40.46%) Puppet
5 539 (26.92%) Opscode Chef
6 174 (8.69%) Prometheus
7 159 (7.94%) Docker Swarm
8 154 (7.69%) Grafana
9 66 (3.30%) Salt
10 57 (2.85%) Consul
11 56 (2.80%) Nagios
12 53 (2.65%) Packer
12 53 (2.65%) ZABBIX
13 47 (2.35%) Graphite
14 46 (2.30%) SCCM
15 43 (2.15%) CFEngine
16 34 (1.70%) Kibana
17 32 (1.60%) Microsoft Intune
18 29 (1.45%) Automic
19 21 (1.05%) logstash
Vendors
1 308 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 251 (12.54%) VMware
3 202 (10.09%) Google
4 175 (8.74%) Oracle
5 147 (7.34%) SaltStack
6 121 (6.04%) IBM
7 118 (5.89%) Red Hat
8 81 (4.05%) Cloudera
9 80 (4.00%) Hortonworks
10 78 (3.90%) Cisco
11 77 (3.85%) Informatica
12 73 (3.65%) ServiceNow
12 73 (3.65%) Splunk
13 71 (3.55%) Talend
14 70 (3.50%) New Relic
15 47 (2.35%) SAP
16 36 (1.80%) Atlassian
17 30 (1.50%) EMC
18 25 (1.25%) SolarWinds
19 23 (1.15%) Adobe