Period
to 31 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 31 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
England > Midlands
6 months to
31 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 154 140 146
Rank change year-on-year -14 +6 +54
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 173 95 244
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.81% 1.80% 2.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 1.96% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 117 65 174
10th Percentile £32,150 £33,750 £31,075
25th Percentile £33,750 £38,500 £38,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £44,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% -8.81%
75th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £58,125
90th Percentile £75,000 £63,650 £70,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £59,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +5.93% +2.61% -

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 8,815 4,844 10,904
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 92.14% 92.00% 92.23%
Number of salaries quoted 6,508 4,008 8,595
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £68,750 £68,450
England 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 the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Configuration Management in the Midlands

Configuration Management
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for Configuration Management in the Midlands

Configuration Management
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Configuration Management in the Midlands over the 6 months to 31 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Configuration Management in the Midlands

Configuration Management
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Management within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 31 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
West Midlands +1 143 £55,000 +15.79% 36
East Midlands -55 30 £45,000 -10.00% 12
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 31 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 90 (52.02%) Linux
2 80 (46.24%) AWS
3 79 (45.66%) DevOps
3 79 (45.66%) Terraform
4 70 (40.46%) Kubernetes
5 69 (39.88%) Docker
6 67 (38.73%) Azure
7 66 (38.15%) Ansible
8 62 (35.84%) Social Skills
9 60 (34.68%) Agile Software Development
10 59 (34.10%) Python
10 59 (34.10%) Jenkins
11 56 (32.37%) Problem-Solving
12 55 (31.79%) Infrastructure as Code
13 47 (27.17%) Opscode Chef
14 44 (25.43%) Puppet
15 39 (22.54%) Microsoft
16 37 (21.39%) SC Cleared
16 37 (21.39%) Security Cleared
17 36 (20.81%) Degree
17 36 (20.81%) Software Engineering
18 30 (17.34%) C
19 29 (16.76%) PowerShell
19 29 (16.76%) Bash Shell
20 28 (16.18%) C++
20 28 (16.18%) TCP/IP
21 26 (15.03%) Validation
21 26 (15.03%) Continuous Integration
21 26 (15.03%) Ruby
21 26 (15.03%) Analytical Skills

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 6 (3.47%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.31%) CMS
2 4 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.58%) Confluence
3 1 (0.58%) IIS
3 1 (0.58%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.58%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.58%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.58%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 3 (1.73%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.73%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (1.73%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 80 (46.24%) AWS
2 67 (38.73%) Azure
3 25 (14.45%) AWS CloudFormation
4 22 (12.72%) PaaS
5 18 (10.40%) SaaS
6 17 (9.83%) IaaS
7 15 (8.67%) Microsoft 365
8 14 (8.09%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (8.09%) Pulumi
9 13 (7.51%) GCP
10 12 (6.94%) Power Platform
11 10 (5.78%) Azure Active Directory
11 10 (5.78%) OpenShift
11 10 (5.78%) Serverless
12 9 (5.20%) PowerApps
13 8 (4.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 8 (4.62%) Azure Key Vault
13 8 (4.62%) Azure Logic Apps
13 8 (4.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 7 (4.05%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 28 (16.18%) TCP/IP
2 21 (12.14%) Broadband
3 17 (9.83%) Firewall
4 13 (7.51%) DNS
5 8 (4.62%) DHCP
5 8 (4.62%) LAN
6 6 (3.47%) VPN
6 6 (3.47%) WAN
6 6 (3.47%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (2.31%) SSL
8 3 (1.73%) Network Security
9 2 (1.16%) BGP
9 2 (1.16%) BIG-IP
9 2 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.16%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (1.16%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.16%) Software-Defined Networking
9 2 (1.16%) Structured Cabling
9 2 (1.16%) Wireless
9 2 (1.16%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.83%) NoSQL
2 16 (9.25%) SQL Server
3 11 (6.36%) Relational Database
4 9 (5.20%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (3.47%) Big Data
5 6 (3.47%) InfluxDB
6 4 (2.31%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.73%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (1.73%) Data Lake
7 3 (1.73%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.73%) Power BI
8 2 (1.16%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.16%) BigQuery
8 2 (1.16%) Cloud Spanner
8 2 (1.16%) MySQL
8 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.16%) Qlik Sense
8 2 (1.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 59 (34.10%) Jenkins
2 25 (14.45%) Subversion
3 23 (13.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 22 (12.72%) GitLab
5 20 (11.56%) JIRA
6 18 (10.40%) Git (software)
7 7 (4.05%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (4.05%) TeamCity
8 6 (3.47%) Hudson
8 6 (3.47%) Vagrant
9 5 (2.89%) Spinnaker
10 3 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.16%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (1.16%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 1 (0.58%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.58%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.58%) MSTest
12 1 (0.58%) SpecFlow
General
1 62 (35.84%) Social Skills
2 26 (15.03%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (14.45%) Telecoms
4 10 (5.78%) Public Sector
5 5 (2.89%) Documentation Skills
6 4 (2.31%) Publishing
7 3 (1.73%) Automotive
7 3 (1.73%) Billing
7 3 (1.73%) Electronics
7 3 (1.73%) Influencing Skills
8 2 (1.16%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.16%) Finance
8 2 (1.16%) Games
8 2 (1.16%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.16%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.58%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (26.59%) DevOps Engineer
2 39 (22.54%) Platform Engineer
3 31 (17.92%) AWS Engineer
4 27 (15.61%) Software Engineer
5 26 (15.03%) Embedded Engineer
5 26 (15.03%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 23 (13.29%) Senior DevOps
6 23 (13.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 22 (12.72%) Linux Engineer
8 21 (12.14%) C Software Engineer
8 21 (12.14%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
8 21 (12.14%) C++ Software Engineer
8 21 (12.14%) Embedded C Engineer
8 21 (12.14%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 21 (12.14%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
8 21 (12.14%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
8 21 (12.14%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 21 (12.14%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 21 (12.14%) Embedded Linux Engineer
8 21 (12.14%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.67%) .NET
2 11 (6.36%) ASP.NET
3 10 (5.78%) Elastic Stack
4 7 (4.05%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (3.47%) Node.js
6 5 (2.89%) Web Services
7 4 (2.31%) XML
8 3 (1.73%) .NET Core
8 3 (1.73%) PySpark
9 2 (1.16%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.16%) CSS
9 2 (1.16%) Entity Framework
9 2 (1.16%) HTML
9 2 (1.16%) JSON
9 2 (1.16%) NumPy
9 2 (1.16%) Pandas
9 2 (1.16%) PyQt
9 2 (1.16%) Razor View Engine
9 2 (1.16%) Tkinter
9 2 (1.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.14%) Self-Motivation
2 15 (8.67%) Public Cloud
3 13 (7.51%) Data Centre
4 8 (4.62%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.47%) Client/Server
5 6 (3.47%) CMDB
5 6 (3.47%) User Experience
6 3 (1.73%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.16%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.16%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.16%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.16%) Legacy Applications
7 2 (1.16%) LIMS
7 2 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.16%) SCADA
7 2 (1.16%) VHDL
8 1 (0.58%) Legacy Systems
8 1 (0.58%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 90 (52.02%) Linux
2 24 (13.87%) Windows
3 22 (12.72%) Windows Server
4 21 (12.14%) Embedded Linux
5 16 (9.25%) Unix
6 12 (6.94%) CentOS
7 10 (5.78%) Ubuntu
8 7 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (3.47%) Windows 10
10 4 (2.31%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.16%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.58%) Alpine Linux
12 1 (0.58%) Android
12 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (45.66%) DevOps
2 60 (34.68%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (32.37%) Problem-Solving
4 55 (31.79%) Infrastructure as Code
5 36 (20.81%) Software Engineering
6 26 (15.03%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (15.03%) Validation
7 25 (14.45%) Software Architecture
8 23 (13.29%) Load Balancing
9 21 (12.14%) SDLC
10 18 (10.40%) Computer Science
11 17 (9.83%) Continuous Improvement
11 17 (9.83%) GitOps
11 17 (9.83%) ITIL
12 16 (9.25%) Migration
12 16 (9.25%) Service Design
13 15 (8.67%) Deployment Automation
13 15 (8.67%) High Availability
14 14 (8.09%) Analytics
15 13 (7.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 59 (34.10%) Python
2 30 (17.34%) C
3 29 (16.76%) Bash Shell
3 29 (16.76%) PowerShell
4 28 (16.18%) C++
5 26 (15.03%) Ruby
6 21 (12.14%) Embedded C
6 21 (12.14%) Embedded C++
6 21 (12.14%) SQL
7 20 (11.56%) Go
8 19 (10.98%) C#
9 12 (6.94%) Java
10 7 (4.05%) Perl
11 6 (3.47%) JavaScript
12 5 (2.89%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.73%) Groovy
14 2 (1.16%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.58%) VB
15 1 (0.58%) VB6
Qualifications
1 37 (21.39%) SC Cleared
1 37 (21.39%) Security Cleared
2 36 (20.81%) Degree
3 9 (5.20%) AWS Certification
4 7 (4.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (2.31%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.73%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (1.73%) RHCE
6 3 (1.73%) RHCSA
7 2 (1.16%) CCNA
7 2 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.58%) MCSA
8 1 (0.58%) MCSE
8 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.47%) SLA
2 3 (1.73%) QA
3 2 (1.16%) PMO
4 1 (0.58%) DO-178B
System Software
1 69 (39.88%) Docker
2 24 (13.87%) Firmware
3 18 (10.40%) Active Directory
4 17 (9.83%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (3.47%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.16%) VMware NSX
6 2 (1.16%) vSphere
7 1 (0.58%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 79 (45.66%) Terraform
2 70 (40.46%) Kubernetes
3 66 (38.15%) Ansible
4 47 (27.17%) Opscode Chef
5 44 (25.43%) Puppet
6 20 (11.56%) Salt
7 14 (8.09%) Docker Swarm
8 13 (7.51%) Prometheus
9 12 (6.94%) Packer
10 11 (6.36%) Consul
10 11 (6.36%) Grafana
10 11 (6.36%) Graphite
11 8 (4.62%) SCCM
12 7 (4.05%) CFEngine
13 6 (3.47%) Microsoft Intune
13 6 (3.47%) Nagios
13 6 (3.47%) Opsview
13 6 (3.47%) Single Sign-On
13 6 (3.47%) ZABBIX
14 5 (2.89%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 39 (22.54%) Microsoft
2 21 (12.14%) EMC
3 19 (10.98%) VMware
4 13 (7.51%) Google
4 13 (7.51%) Oracle
5 8 (4.62%) Red Hat
6 6 (3.47%) SaltStack
7 4 (2.31%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.73%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.73%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.73%) Cisco
8 3 (1.73%) Databricks
8 3 (1.73%) F5
8 3 (1.73%) JD Edwards
8 3 (1.73%) New Relic
8 3 (1.73%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (1.73%) Remedy
9 2 (1.16%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.58%) Facebook
10 1 (0.58%) Xamarin