Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
UK > England
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 152 185 155
Rank change year-on-year +33 -30 +9
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 1,660 1,977 3,160
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.24% 1.88% 2.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 2.04% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,183 1,455 2,422
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
25th Percentile £47,500 £45,625 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.35% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £85,200 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% -

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 68,472 96,809 127,298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.60% 92.20% 92.26%
Number of salaries quoted 53,542 78,360 102,259
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,950
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £86,250
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 13 April 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 13 April 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 +34 702 £72,500 +3.57% 133
North of England +26 323 £60,000 +14.29% 77
South East -17 223 £60,000 - 61
Yorkshire +30 171 £60,000 +9.09% 29
South West +53 170 £55,000 +15.79% 49
Midlands +48 166 £57,500 +9.52% 42
West Midlands +57 133 £60,000 +26.32% 36
North West +11 119 £55,000 +4.76% 37
East of England +58 65 £70,000 +37.25% 22
North East +17 33 £47,500 +6.15% 11
East Midlands +3 32 £38,500 -31.25% 6
Configuration Management
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 960 (57.83%) DevOps
2 824 (49.64%) AWS
3 775 (46.69%) Agile Software Development
4 768 (46.27%) Python
5 721 (43.43%) Linux
6 683 (41.14%) Ansible
7 673 (40.54%) Docker
8 671 (40.42%) Azure
9 662 (39.88%) Puppet
10 645 (38.86%) Terraform
11 607 (36.57%) Kubernetes
12 474 (28.55%) Jenkins
13 463 (27.89%) Opscode Chef
14 405 (24.40%) Infrastructure as Code
15 358 (21.57%) SQL
16 355 (21.39%) Windows
17 344 (20.72%) Bash Shell
18 332 (20.00%) Java
19 331 (19.94%) Microsoft
20 328 (19.76%) PowerShell
21 320 (19.28%) Continuous Integration
22 318 (19.16%) Git (software)
23 285 (17.17%) Problem-Solving
24 265 (15.96%) Security Cleared
25 263 (15.84%) Ruby
26 242 (14.58%) VMware
27 233 (14.04%) Go
28 230 (13.86%) JavaScript
29 228 (13.73%) Software Engineering
30 227 (13.67%) Deployment Automation

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
1 106 (6.39%) Confluence
2 70 (4.22%) Apache Spark
3 49 (2.95%) Elasticsearch
4 44 (2.65%) JBoss
5 39 (2.35%) Apache
6 32 (1.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 30 (1.81%) SharePoint
8 29 (1.75%) IIS
9 26 (1.57%) Tomcat
10 24 (1.45%) CMS
11 19 (1.14%) Red Hat Fuse
12 18 (1.08%) Apache ServiceMix
12 18 (1.08%) OpenStack
13 16 (0.96%) WebLogic
14 14 (0.84%) nginx
15 11 (0.66%) Drupal
16 10 (0.60%) ArcGIS
17 9 (0.54%) WebSphere
18 8 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
18 8 (0.48%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 22 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.12%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.12%) Simulink
5 1 (0.060%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.060%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
2 13 (0.78%) Sentinel
3 9 (0.54%) Workfront
4 6 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
7 3 (0.18%) HFM
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 2 (0.12%) SAP PP
8 2 (0.12%) SAP PS
8 2 (0.12%) SAP QM
9 1 (0.060%) Academy Housing
9 1 (0.060%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.060%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.060%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 824 (49.64%) AWS
2 671 (40.42%) Azure
3 223 (13.43%) GCP
4 216 (13.01%) AWS CloudFormation
5 184 (11.08%) PaaS
6 172 (10.36%) IaaS
7 154 (9.28%) SaaS
8 131 (7.89%) Pulumi
9 125 (7.53%) Serverless
10 105 (6.33%) Amazon EKS
11 92 (5.54%) Azure Active Directory
12 79 (4.76%) GitHub
13 70 (4.22%) Datadog
14 62 (3.73%) Microsoft 365
15 59 (3.55%) Amazon EC2
15 59 (3.55%) Cloud Computing
16 57 (3.43%) Amazon ECS
17 50 (3.01%) IBM Cloud
18 47 (2.83%) Amazon EMR
19 36 (2.17%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 214 (12.89%) Firewall
2 76 (4.58%) TCP/IP
3 75 (4.52%) VPN
4 71 (4.28%) DNS
5 66 (3.98%) IPv4
5 66 (3.98%) VLAN
6 55 (3.31%) OSPF
7 48 (2.89%) Internet
8 43 (2.59%) SAN
9 31 (1.87%) Network Security
10 29 (1.75%) DHCP
11 24 (1.45%) HTTP
12 23 (1.39%) SSL
13 19 (1.14%) WAN
14 17 (1.02%) BGP
15 16 (0.96%) DMZ
15 16 (0.96%) LAN
16 15 (0.90%) NAS
17 13 (0.78%) MPLS
18 11 (0.66%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 145 (8.73%) PostgreSQL
3 126 (7.59%) MySQL
4 123 (7.41%) NoSQL
5 115 (6.93%) Azure SQL Database
6 113 (6.81%) MongoDB
7 88 (5.30%) Big Data
8 87 (5.24%) Hadoop
9 77 (4.64%) MariaDB
10 71 (4.28%) Cosmos DB
10 71 (4.28%) Redis
11 68 (4.10%) Relational Database
12 57 (3.43%) Amazon Redshift
13 49 (2.95%) Neo4j
14 47 (2.83%) Amazon Athena
15 42 (2.53%) Amazon RDS
15 42 (2.53%) Electronic Patient Records
16 31 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
17 29 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 21 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 474 (28.55%) Jenkins
2 318 (19.16%) Git (software)
3 190 (11.45%) JIRA
4 148 (8.92%) GitLab
5 147 (8.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 116 (6.99%) Subversion
7 84 (5.06%) Selenium
8 82 (4.94%) TeamCity
9 77 (4.64%) Vagrant
10 74 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
11 70 (4.22%) Bitbucket
12 59 (3.55%) Cucumber
13 56 (3.37%) Visual Studio
14 54 (3.25%) Maven
15 41 (2.47%) Artifactory
16 39 (2.35%) Sonatype Nexus
17 36 (2.17%) Eclipse
18 34 (2.05%) Octopus Deploy
19 29 (1.75%) Gradle
20 25 (1.51%) WiX
General
1 207 (12.47%) Finance
2 62 (3.73%) Public Sector
3 56 (3.37%) Telecoms
4 48 (2.89%) Marketing
5 47 (2.83%) Retail
6 46 (2.77%) Banking
7 43 (2.59%) Electronics
7 43 (2.59%) Manufacturing
8 26 (1.57%) Aerospace
9 25 (1.51%) Games
10 24 (1.45%) Law
11 21 (1.27%) Legal
12 20 (1.20%) Billing
13 13 (0.78%) Investment Banking
14 9 (0.54%) Front Office
15 8 (0.48%) Publishing
16 6 (0.36%) French Language
17 5 (0.30%) Back Office
17 5 (0.30%) Military
17 5 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 547 (32.95%) DevOps Engineer
2 185 (11.14%) AWS Engineer
3 157 (9.46%) AWS DevOps
4 138 (8.31%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 134 (8.07%) Senior DevOps
6 127 (7.65%) Developer
7 124 (7.47%) Azure Engineer
8 123 (7.41%) Platform Engineer
8 123 (7.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 118 (7.11%) Cloud Engineer
10 108 (6.51%) Architect
11 97 (5.84%) Analyst
12 85 (5.12%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 84 (5.06%) Linux Engineer
14 83 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 68 (4.10%) Data Engineer
16 62 (3.73%) Systems Engineer
17 59 (3.55%) Azure DevOps
18 49 (2.95%) Senior Developer
19 48 (2.89%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (10.42%) Web Services
2 99 (5.96%) Node.js
3 87 (5.24%) Elastic Stack
4 84 (5.06%) REST
5 80 (4.82%) .NET
6 77 (4.64%) HTML
7 76 (4.58%) CSS
8 65 (3.92%) React
9 56 (3.37%) RESTful
10 50 (3.01%) AngularJS
11 49 (2.95%) Spark Streaming
12 47 (2.83%) Spring
13 41 (2.47%) JSON
14 39 (2.35%) Vue.js
15 34 (2.05%) Kafka
16 32 (1.93%) ASP.NET Web API
17 27 (1.63%) Entity Framework
18 26 (1.57%) HTML5 Canvas
18 26 (1.57%) Spring Boot
19 25 (1.51%) Aurelia
Miscellaneous
1 119 (7.17%) Public Cloud
2 84 (5.06%) Self-Motivation
3 73 (4.40%) Linux Command Line
4 71 (4.28%) Management Information System
5 68 (4.10%) Enterprise Cloud
6 66 (3.98%) Data Centre
7 65 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
8 56 (3.37%) Cloud Native
9 55 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
10 52 (3.13%) User Experience
10 52 (3.13%) Virtual Team
11 46 (2.77%) CMDB
12 43 (2.59%) Hybrid Cloud
13 26 (1.57%) Mobile App
14 25 (1.51%) Client/Server
14 25 (1.51%) Web 2.0
15 21 (1.27%) Social Network
16 20 (1.20%) Private Cloud
17 16 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 15 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 721 (43.43%) Linux
2 355 (21.39%) Windows
3 212 (12.77%) Unix
4 150 (9.04%) CentOS
5 137 (8.25%) Windows Server
6 109 (6.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 80 (4.82%) Ubuntu
8 61 (3.67%) Windows Server 2016
9 30 (1.81%) Windows 10
10 27 (1.63%) Windows Server 2019
11 24 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (0.66%) Android
12 11 (0.66%) Debian
13 10 (0.60%) Alpine Linux
13 10 (0.60%) CoreOS
13 10 (0.60%) VMS
13 10 (0.60%) zOS
14 8 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (0.36%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 960 (57.83%) DevOps
2 775 (46.69%) Agile Software Development
3 405 (24.40%) Infrastructure as Code
4 320 (19.28%) Continuous Integration
5 285 (17.17%) Problem-Solving
6 228 (13.73%) Software Engineering
7 227 (13.67%) Deployment Automation
8 216 (13.01%) ITIL
9 207 (12.47%) Analytics
10 184 (11.08%) Open Source
11 183 (11.02%) Test Automation
12 175 (10.54%) Continuous Delivery
13 162 (9.76%) Microservices
14 160 (9.64%) Scrum
15 151 (9.10%) SDLC
16 132 (7.95%) Service Management
17 130 (7.83%) Data Science
17 130 (7.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 127 (7.65%) Site Reliability Engineering
19 124 (7.47%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 768 (46.27%) Python
2 358 (21.57%) SQL
3 344 (20.72%) Bash Shell
4 332 (20.00%) Java
5 328 (19.76%) PowerShell
6 263 (15.84%) Ruby
7 233 (14.04%) Go
8 230 (13.86%) JavaScript
9 221 (13.31%) C#
10 94 (5.66%) Perl
11 85 (5.12%) TypeScript
12 82 (4.94%) PHP
13 63 (3.80%) Groovy
14 62 (3.73%) C++
14 62 (3.73%) Shell Script
15 54 (3.25%) C
16 52 (3.13%) T-SQL
17 15 (0.90%) R
18 14 (0.84%) Scala
19 10 (0.60%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 265 (15.96%) Security Cleared
2 187 (11.27%) SC Cleared
3 161 (9.70%) Degree
4 97 (5.84%) AWS Certification
5 54 (3.25%) DV Cleared
6 45 (2.71%) RHCE
7 26 (1.57%) GIAC
8 23 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
9 22 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
10 21 (1.27%) CISSP
10 21 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (0.96%) MCSE
12 15 (0.90%) CCNA
13 13 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (0.78%) RHCSA
14 12 (0.72%) MCSA
15 9 (0.54%) HND
16 7 (0.42%) CCNP
16 7 (0.42%) HNC
17 6 (0.36%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (2.89%) QA
2 45 (2.71%) SLA
3 18 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.60%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.54%) GDPR
5 9 (0.54%) PMO
5 9 (0.54%) WCAG
6 8 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (0.42%) GRC
8 6 (0.36%) GxP
8 6 (0.36%) OpenSCAP
9 5 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
9 5 (0.30%) EMIR
9 5 (0.30%) MiFID
9 5 (0.30%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 4 (0.24%) MISRA
11 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.12%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 673 (40.54%) Docker
2 193 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 180 (10.84%) Active Directory
4 67 (4.04%) VMware ESXi
5 58 (3.49%) VirtualBox
6 52 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
7 39 (2.35%) Hyper-V
8 38 (2.29%) Firmware
9 28 (1.69%) KVM
10 20 (1.20%) vSphere
11 17 (1.02%) BitLocker
12 11 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
13 10 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 9 (0.54%) HDFS
15 8 (0.48%) NFS
16 6 (0.36%) iptables
16 6 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
16 6 (0.36%) Xen
17 4 (0.24%) LXC
17 4 (0.24%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 683 (41.14%) Ansible
2 662 (39.88%) Puppet
3 645 (38.86%) Terraform
4 607 (36.57%) Kubernetes
5 463 (27.89%) Opscode Chef
6 143 (8.61%) Prometheus
7 132 (7.95%) Grafana
8 97 (5.84%) Docker Swarm
9 63 (3.80%) SCCM
10 58 (3.49%) Nagios
11 46 (2.77%) Packer
12 41 (2.47%) CFEngine
12 41 (2.47%) Graphite
13 37 (2.23%) Salt
14 34 (2.05%) Istio
15 31 (1.87%) Consul
16 30 (1.81%) Microsoft Intune
17 27 (1.63%) ZABBIX
18 23 (1.39%) SCOM
19 21 (1.27%) Kiali
Vendors
1 331 (19.94%) Microsoft
2 242 (14.58%) VMware
3 168 (10.12%) Oracle
4 140 (8.43%) Google
5 130 (7.83%) SaltStack
6 105 (6.33%) IBM
6 105 (6.33%) Red Hat
7 64 (3.86%) New Relic
8 60 (3.61%) Atlassian
8 60 (3.61%) Informatica
9 55 (3.31%) Cloudera
9 55 (3.31%) Hortonworks
10 54 (3.25%) Splunk
11 52 (3.13%) Talend
12 49 (2.95%) Cisco
12 49 (2.95%) ServiceNow
13 36 (2.17%) SAP
14 35 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
15 32 (1.93%) Adobe
16 27 (1.63%) McAfee