Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
UK > England
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 189 144 176
Rank change year-on-year -45 +32 -5
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 2,138 1,018 2,567
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.94% 2.31% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 2.48% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,391 744 1,846
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,940 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £46,250 £44,646
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
75th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £59,102
% change year-on-year +8.33% +1.52% +2.79%

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 103,860 41,045 117,513
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 94.33% 93.21% 92.63%
Number of salaries quoted 69,788 34,543 94,623
10th Percentile £32,996 £33,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -58 1,057 £75,000 +7.14% 177
North of England -4 476 £60,000 +20.00% 79
North West +7 245 £60,000 +14.29% 44
South East -15 238 £61,250 +16.67% 65
Yorkshire -32 192 £60,000 +20.00% 27
Midlands -37 188 £52,000 +20.93% 61
West Midlands -54 148 £52,500 +16.67% 47
South West -78 106 £52,850 +11.26% 31
East of England -87 47 £55,000 - 30
North East -11 41 £62,500 +31.58% 8
East Midlands -52 40 £47,500 +21.79% 14
Configuration Management
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 1,200 (56.13%) DevOps
2 1,041 (48.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1,015 (47.47%) AWS
4 914 (42.75%) Terraform
5 887 (41.49%) Azure
6 880 (41.16%) Python
7 857 (40.08%) Ansible
8 849 (39.71%) Kubernetes
9 815 (38.12%) Puppet
10 801 (37.46%) Docker
11 796 (37.23%) Linux
12 652 (30.50%) Infrastructure as Code
13 637 (29.79%) Jenkins
14 575 (26.89%) Opscode Chef
15 517 (24.18%) Problem-Solving
16 437 (20.44%) Bash Shell
17 423 (19.78%) SQL
18 415 (19.41%) Java
19 410 (19.18%) Social Skills
20 382 (17.87%) Windows
21 359 (16.79%) Finance
22 355 (16.60%) Software Engineering
23 354 (16.56%) GCP
24 334 (15.62%) PowerShell
25 330 (15.43%) Continuous Integration
26 314 (14.69%) Go
27 292 (13.66%) Ruby
28 287 (13.42%) Security Cleared
29 282 (13.19%) JavaScript
30 273 (12.77%) Git (software)

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 76 (3.55%) Confluence
2 62 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
3 52 (2.43%) Apache Spark
4 49 (2.29%) nginx
5 48 (2.25%) SharePoint
6 37 (1.73%) Apache
7 36 (1.68%) Tomcat
8 25 (1.17%) IIS
9 21 (0.98%) Apache Solr
9 21 (0.98%) CMS
10 17 (0.80%) OpenStack
11 14 (0.65%) Apache Airflow
12 13 (0.61%) Gunicorn
13 11 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
13 11 (0.51%) JBoss
14 10 (0.47%) MS Exchange
14 10 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
15 7 (0.33%) WebSphere
16 6 (0.28%) CICS
16 6 (0.28%) MQSeries
Applications
1 39 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.37%) Simulink
4 7 (0.33%) Siemens NX
5 6 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.14%) Stateflow
7 2 (0.094%) Windchill
8 1 (0.047%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.047%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 19 (0.89%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (0.42%) Teamcenter
3 6 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.14%) Workfront
6 2 (0.094%) Relativity
6 2 (0.094%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.094%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.047%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.047%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.047%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.047%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 1 (0.047%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.047%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 1,015 (47.47%) AWS
2 887 (41.49%) Azure
3 354 (16.56%) GCP
4 267 (12.49%) AWS CloudFormation
5 178 (8.33%) Serverless
6 162 (7.58%) PaaS
7 160 (7.48%) SaaS
8 145 (6.78%) Pulumi
9 131 (6.13%) IaaS
10 125 (5.85%) Amazon EKS
11 104 (4.86%) GitHub
12 89 (4.16%) Microsoft 365
13 81 (3.79%) Amazon EC2
14 79 (3.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 79 (3.70%) Datadog
15 77 (3.60%) Cloud Computing
16 72 (3.37%) OpenShift
17 69 (3.23%) Amazon ECS
18 66 (3.09%) AWS Lambda
19 59 (2.76%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 163 (7.62%) Firewall
2 104 (4.86%) TCP/IP
3 103 (4.82%) VPN
4 94 (4.40%) DNS
5 47 (2.20%) AMQP
6 46 (2.15%) SAN
7 44 (2.06%) Broadband
8 41 (1.92%) LAN
8 41 (1.92%) WAN
9 39 (1.82%) VLAN
10 37 (1.73%) DHCP
11 32 (1.50%) OSPF
12 30 (1.40%) IPv4
13 27 (1.26%) Network Security
14 25 (1.17%) HTTP
14 25 (1.17%) SSL
15 24 (1.12%) Internet
16 23 (1.08%) SSH
17 21 (0.98%) SD-WAN
18 18 (0.84%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (9.87%) MySQL
2 195 (9.12%) PostgreSQL
3 188 (8.79%) SQL Server
4 128 (5.99%) Redis
5 101 (4.72%) NoSQL
6 84 (3.93%) Relational Database
7 81 (3.79%) MongoDB
8 79 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
9 66 (3.09%) MariaDB
10 65 (3.04%) Big Data
11 63 (2.95%) Amazon Athena
12 57 (2.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 52 (2.43%) Amazon RDS
14 47 (2.20%) Hadoop
15 45 (2.10%) Apache Accumulo
16 43 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
17 38 (1.78%) Amazon Redshift
18 37 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 35 (1.64%) Neo4j
20 34 (1.59%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 637 (29.79%) Jenkins
2 273 (12.77%) Git (software)
3 236 (11.04%) JIRA
4 202 (9.45%) GitLab
5 140 (6.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 107 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 104 (4.86%) Subversion
8 98 (4.58%) TeamCity
9 78 (3.65%) Octopus Deploy
10 65 (3.04%) Visual Studio
11 57 (2.67%) Vagrant
12 48 (2.25%) IBM UrbanCode
13 47 (2.20%) Travis CI
14 46 (2.15%) Bitbucket
15 44 (2.06%) MSI
16 43 (2.01%) WiX
17 40 (1.87%) Sonatype Nexus
18 33 (1.54%) Maven
19 24 (1.12%) Rational DOORS
20 21 (0.98%) CircleCI
General
1 410 (19.18%) Social Skills
2 359 (16.79%) Finance
3 152 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
4 95 (4.44%) Banking
5 94 (4.40%) Retail
6 67 (3.13%) Public Sector
7 54 (2.53%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 45 (2.10%) Telecoms
9 36 (1.68%) Marketing
10 32 (1.50%) Law
11 28 (1.31%) Automotive
11 28 (1.31%) Presentation Skills
12 26 (1.22%) Electronics
13 24 (1.12%) Manufacturing
14 22 (1.03%) Aerospace
15 21 (0.98%) Retail Banking
16 20 (0.94%) Legal
17 18 (0.84%) Games
17 18 (0.84%) Investment Banking
18 15 (0.70%) Wearables
Job Titles
1 648 (30.31%) DevOps Engineer
2 229 (10.71%) AWS Engineer
3 221 (10.34%) Developer
4 192 (8.98%) Senior DevOps
4 192 (8.98%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 163 (7.62%) AWS DevOps
6 161 (7.53%) Azure Engineer
7 158 (7.39%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 154 (7.20%) Architect
8 154 (7.20%) Platform Engineer
9 125 (5.85%) Linux Engineer
10 118 (5.52%) Software Engineer
11 116 (5.43%) Cloud Engineer
12 103 (4.82%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 101 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 94 (4.40%) Azure DevOps
15 74 (3.46%) Systems Engineer
16 68 (3.18%) Analyst
17 64 (2.99%) Java Developer
18 61 (2.85%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (7.39%) REST
2 150 (7.02%) .NET
3 125 (5.85%) React
4 117 (5.47%) Node.js
5 114 (5.33%) Web Services
6 102 (4.77%) Elastic Stack
7 99 (4.63%) AngularJS
8 94 (4.40%) Spring
9 86 (4.02%) Vue.js
10 82 (3.84%) Kafka
11 73 (3.41%) ARM Templates
12 70 (3.27%) JSON
13 68 (3.18%) Spring Boot
14 63 (2.95%) RabbitMQ
15 62 (2.90%) RESTful
16 61 (2.85%) HTML
17 58 (2.71%) CSS
18 51 (2.39%) YAML
19 46 (2.15%) ASP.NET Web API
20 43 (2.01%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 152 (7.11%) Public Cloud
2 105 (4.91%) Self-Motivation
3 90 (4.21%) Data Centre
4 83 (3.88%) Linux Command Line
5 82 (3.84%) Management Information System
6 81 (3.79%) Enterprise Cloud
7 78 (3.65%) Hybrid Cloud
8 75 (3.51%) User Experience
9 64 (2.99%) CMDB
10 54 (2.53%) Cloud Native
11 48 (2.25%) Web 2.0
12 44 (2.06%) Virtual Team
13 43 (2.01%) Client/Server
14 34 (1.59%) Algorithms
15 30 (1.40%) Private Cloud
15 30 (1.40%) Replication
16 29 (1.36%) Data Protection Act
17 21 (0.98%) Clustering
18 19 (0.89%) Data Structures
19 18 (0.84%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 796 (37.23%) Linux
2 382 (17.87%) Windows
3 183 (8.56%) Unix
4 115 (5.38%) Windows Server
5 93 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 90 (4.21%) CentOS
7 56 (2.62%) Ubuntu
8 52 (2.43%) Mesosphere
9 45 (2.10%) Debian
10 23 (1.08%) Embedded Linux
10 23 (1.08%) Windows 10
11 19 (0.89%) Android
12 18 (0.84%) Windows Server 2016
13 16 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
14 15 (0.70%) Apple iOS
15 14 (0.65%) VMS
16 12 (0.56%) Windows Server 2019
17 11 (0.51%) Mac OS
18 10 (0.47%) Solaris
19 8 (0.37%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,200 (56.13%) DevOps
2 1,041 (48.69%) Agile Software Development
3 652 (30.50%) Infrastructure as Code
4 517 (24.18%) Problem-Solving
5 355 (16.60%) Software Engineering
6 330 (15.43%) Continuous Integration
7 243 (11.37%) Open Source
8 235 (10.99%) Scrum
9 233 (10.90%) Test Automation
10 231 (10.80%) Analytics
11 215 (10.06%) ITIL
12 211 (9.87%) Deployment Automation
13 210 (9.82%) Microservices
14 194 (9.07%) SDLC
15 188 (8.79%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 178 (8.33%) Mentoring
17 166 (7.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 135 (6.31%) Load Balancing
19 132 (6.17%) Continuous Improvement
20 129 (6.03%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 880 (41.16%) Python
2 437 (20.44%) Bash Shell
3 423 (19.78%) SQL
4 415 (19.41%) Java
5 334 (15.62%) PowerShell
6 314 (14.69%) Go
7 292 (13.66%) Ruby
8 282 (13.19%) JavaScript
9 227 (10.62%) C#
10 140 (6.55%) TypeScript
11 102 (4.77%) Perl
12 88 (4.12%) C++
12 88 (4.12%) Groovy
13 87 (4.07%) C
14 75 (3.51%) PHP
15 71 (3.32%) T-SQL
16 67 (3.13%) Shell Script
17 47 (2.20%) Java 8
18 30 (1.40%) Embedded C
19 28 (1.31%) R
Qualifications
1 287 (13.42%) Security Cleared
2 235 (10.99%) SC Cleared
3 232 (10.85%) Degree
4 114 (5.33%) AWS Certification
5 36 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 33 (1.54%) RHCE
7 25 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
8 24 (1.12%) CCNA
9 22 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
10 21 (0.98%) MCSE
11 19 (0.89%) Master's Degree
11 19 (0.89%) RHCSA
12 15 (0.70%) GIAC
13 14 (0.65%) DV Cleared
13 14 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 11 (0.51%) HND
15 9 (0.42%) MCSA
16 8 (0.37%) MCP
17 5 (0.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (3.32%) QA
2 50 (2.34%) Accessibility
3 46 (2.15%) SLA
4 15 (0.70%) GRC
5 12 (0.56%) GDPR
5 12 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.28%) ISO 26262
7 5 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (0.19%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.19%) MISRA
8 4 (0.19%) RMADS
9 2 (0.094%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.094%) Def Stans
9 2 (0.094%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.047%) COBIT
10 1 (0.047%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.047%) IEC 61131
10 1 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 15288
10 1 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 801 (37.46%) Docker
2 141 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 128 (5.99%) Active Directory
4 43 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
5 36 (1.68%) Hyper-V
6 35 (1.64%) VirtualBox
7 28 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
8 27 (1.26%) Firmware
9 19 (0.89%) Varnish
10 18 (0.84%) iptables
10 18 (0.84%) NFS
11 14 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
12 12 (0.56%) Ceph
12 12 (0.56%) vSphere
13 8 (0.37%) LXC
14 7 (0.33%) KVM
14 7 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (0.33%) XenApp
15 6 (0.28%) VMware NSX
16 5 (0.23%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 914 (42.75%) Terraform
2 857 (40.08%) Ansible
3 849 (39.71%) Kubernetes
4 815 (38.12%) Puppet
5 575 (26.89%) Opscode Chef
6 178 (8.33%) Prometheus
7 138 (6.45%) Grafana
8 104 (4.86%) Docker Swarm
9 75 (3.51%) Salt
10 54 (2.53%) SCCM
11 47 (2.20%) Consul
11 47 (2.20%) Nagios
12 43 (2.01%) Automic
12 43 (2.01%) Kibana
13 36 (1.68%) logstash
14 34 (1.59%) Packer
15 31 (1.45%) ZABBIX
16 29 (1.36%) CFEngine
16 29 (1.36%) Graphite
16 29 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 258 (12.07%) Microsoft
2 206 (9.64%) VMware
3 197 (9.21%) Google
4 174 (8.14%) SaltStack
5 170 (7.95%) Oracle
6 88 (4.12%) ServiceNow
7 86 (4.02%) Red Hat
8 83 (3.88%) IBM
9 82 (3.84%) Splunk
10 76 (3.55%) Cisco
11 67 (3.13%) New Relic
12 38 (1.78%) Cloudera
13 37 (1.73%) Hortonworks
14 35 (1.64%) SAP
15 33 (1.54%) NetApp
16 32 (1.50%) EMC
16 32 (1.50%) HP
17 31 (1.45%) Informatica
17 31 (1.45%) Talend
18 22 (1.03%) Veeam