Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
England > North West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 170 205
Rank change year-on-year +31 +35 +31
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 295 230 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.23% 1.84% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 2.05% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 250 187 120
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £28,000 £32,000 £27,950
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £58,000
England median annual salary £57,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.64% +10.00% +5.26%

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 North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 11869 11198 11717
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.82% 89.75% 89.45%
Number of salaries quoted 9443 9353 9678
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Configuration Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Configuration Management in the North West

Configuration Management
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Configuration Management in the North West

Configuration Management
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in the North West over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Configuration Management in the North West

Configuration Management
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Management within the North West region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Manchester +2 201 £52,500 +16.67% 12
Cheshire +1 62 £45,000 - 3
Merseyside +5 13 £50,000 +38.89% 1
Lancashire +10 11 £32,500 -39.53%
Cumbria +6 3 £52,000 +89.09%
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT jobs citing Configuration Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 131 (44.41%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (43.39%) Linux
3 112 (37.97%) Puppet
4 108 (36.61%) DevOps
5 88 (29.83%) Opscode Chef
5 88 (29.83%) Unix
6 85 (28.81%) Python
7 82 (27.80%) Jenkins
8 69 (23.39%) Windows
9 68 (23.05%) Java
9 68 (23.05%) Continuous Integration
10 65 (22.03%) Amazon AWS
11 61 (20.68%) Bash Shell
12 58 (19.66%) Ruby
13 57 (19.32%) SQL
14 55 (18.64%) Oracle
14 55 (18.64%) ITIL
15 52 (17.63%) Ansible
16 51 (17.29%) Test Automation
17 47 (15.93%) Web Services
18 45 (15.25%) Scrum
18 45 (15.25%) SDLC
19 40 (13.56%) SQL Server
20 38 (12.88%) Degree
21 37 (12.54%) Docker
21 37 (12.54%) Finance
22 36 (12.20%) Microsoft
22 36 (12.20%) Selenium
23 35 (11.86%) C#
23 35 (11.86%) TDD

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 20 (6.78%) OpenStack
2 19 (6.44%) Apache
2 19 (6.44%) CloudStack
3 15 (5.08%) MS Exchange
4 12 (4.07%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (4.07%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.71%) nginx
6 7 (2.37%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.36%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.02%) Confluence
9 2 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.68%) CMS
9 2 (0.68%) IIS
10 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 13 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.05%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (4.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.69%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 65 (22.03%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (9.49%) GitHub
3 20 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (4.75%) AWS CloudFormation
5 13 (4.41%) OpenShift
6 10 (3.39%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (3.39%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.69%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.02%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (1.02%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (1.02%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (1.02%) Office 365
8 3 (1.02%) Serverless
9 2 (0.68%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.68%) SaaS
10 1 (0.34%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.34%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.34%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 27 (9.15%) Firewall
2 23 (7.80%) Ethernet
3 20 (6.78%) Internet
4 15 (5.08%) TCP/IP
4 15 (5.08%) VPN
5 12 (4.07%) WAN
6 11 (3.73%) DNS
7 10 (3.39%) BGP
7 10 (3.39%) Broadband
7 10 (3.39%) MRTG
7 10 (3.39%) SNMP
7 10 (3.39%) TACACS
7 10 (3.39%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (3.05%) LAN
8 9 (3.05%) VoIP
9 8 (2.71%) AMQP
9 8 (2.71%) Profibus
9 8 (2.71%) SAN
10 7 (2.37%) MPLS
11 6 (2.03%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (13.56%) SQL Server
2 26 (8.81%) MySQL
3 16 (5.42%) MongoDB
4 13 (4.41%) MS Access
5 8 (2.71%) Big Data
6 6 (2.03%) Redis
7 5 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.36%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (1.02%) CouchDB
9 3 (1.02%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.02%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.34%) IDOL
11 1 (0.34%) Riak
11 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 82 (27.80%) Jenkins
2 36 (12.20%) Selenium
3 29 (9.83%) Cucumber
3 29 (9.83%) Git (software)
4 27 (9.15%) WebDriver
5 17 (5.76%) Vagrant
6 13 (4.41%) JIRA
6 13 (4.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 9 (3.05%) Maven
8 8 (2.71%) Robot Framework
8 8 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (2.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (2.03%) JUnit
11 5 (1.69%) JSUnit
11 5 (1.69%) Ranorex
11 5 (1.69%) Subversion
11 5 (1.69%) Travis CI
12 4 (1.36%) Hudson
12 4 (1.36%) SpecFlow
13 3 (1.02%) GitLab
General
1 37 (12.54%) Finance
2 30 (10.17%) Banking
3 15 (5.08%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.39%) Automotive
5 8 (2.71%) French Language
5 8 (2.71%) German Language
5 8 (2.71%) Japanese Language
5 8 (2.71%) Retail
6 7 (2.37%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (2.03%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.36%) Games
8 4 (1.36%) Law
9 3 (1.02%) Legal
10 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.68%) Retail Finance
11 1 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 71 (24.07%) DevOps Engineer
2 37 (12.54%) Analyst
3 33 (11.19%) Tester
4 32 (10.85%) Platform Engineer
5 29 (9.83%) Automation Tester
6 27 (9.15%) Administrator
7 23 (7.80%) Senior Automation Tester
7 23 (7.80%) Senior Tester
8 19 (6.44%) AWS DevOps
8 19 (6.44%) AWS Engineer
8 19 (6.44%) Linux Engineer
8 19 (6.44%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 17 (5.76%) Systems Administrator
10 16 (5.42%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 16 (5.42%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 15 (5.08%) Banking Analyst
12 14 (4.75%) Linux Administrator
12 14 (4.75%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 12 (4.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (4.07%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (15.93%) Web Services
2 27 (9.15%) Gherkin
3 21 (7.12%) LAMP
4 17 (5.76%) Node.js
5 14 (4.75%) Middleware
6 13 (4.41%) HTML
7 11 (3.73%) .NET
7 11 (3.73%) CSS
8 10 (3.39%) RabbitMQ
8 10 (3.39%) XML
9 8 (2.71%) HTML5
9 8 (2.71%) Kafka
10 7 (2.37%) CSS3
10 7 (2.37%) jQuery
11 6 (2.03%) AngularJS
11 6 (2.03%) JSON
11 6 (2.03%) RESTful
12 5 (1.69%) Hibernate
12 5 (1.69%) Java EE
12 5 (1.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.78%) Computer Science
2 15 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.41%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.73%) iPad
5 10 (3.39%) Data Centre
5 10 (3.39%) Driving Licence
6 8 (2.71%) SCADA
7 7 (2.37%) CMDB
7 7 (2.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (2.37%) PMI
8 6 (2.03%) Clustering
8 6 (2.03%) Handset
8 6 (2.03%) NHS
9 5 (1.69%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.36%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.02%) User Experience
12 2 (0.68%) EPoS
13 1 (0.34%) Mainframe
13 1 (0.34%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 128 (43.39%) Linux
2 88 (29.83%) Unix
3 69 (23.39%) Windows
4 24 (8.14%) CentOS
5 20 (6.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (6.10%) Windows Server
7 11 (3.73%) Ubuntu
8 8 (2.71%) SUSE
9 7 (2.37%) Solaris
10 6 (2.03%) AIX
10 6 (2.03%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.36%) Debian
11 4 (1.36%) HPUX
12 3 (1.02%) Amazon Linux
12 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.68%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.34%) Fedora
14 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (44.41%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (36.61%) DevOps
3 68 (23.05%) Continuous Integration
4 55 (18.64%) ITIL
5 51 (17.29%) Test Automation
6 45 (15.25%) Scrum
6 45 (15.25%) SDLC
7 35 (11.86%) TDD
8 33 (11.19%) BDD
8 33 (11.19%) Test Scripting
9 32 (10.85%) RUP
10 25 (8.47%) DSDM
10 25 (8.47%) Mentoring
10 25 (8.47%) Open Source
11 23 (7.80%) Process Improvement
11 23 (7.80%) Service Management
11 23 (7.80%) System Integration Testing
12 21 (7.12%) Change Control
13 20 (6.78%) Software Engineering
14 19 (6.44%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (28.81%) Python
2 68 (23.05%) Java
3 61 (20.68%) Bash Shell
4 58 (19.66%) Ruby
5 57 (19.32%) SQL
6 35 (11.86%) C#
7 26 (8.81%) Shell Script
8 17 (5.76%) JavaScript
9 14 (4.75%) PowerShell
10 12 (4.07%) PHP
11 10 (3.39%) Perl
12 6 (2.03%) C++
13 4 (1.36%) C
14 3 (1.02%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.68%) Go
15 2 (0.68%) VB
15 2 (0.68%) VB6
16 1 (0.34%) Scala
16 1 (0.34%) VBA
16 1 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (12.88%) Degree
2 14 (4.75%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (4.07%) CCNP
3 12 (4.07%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (2.37%) ISTQB
4 7 (2.37%) PMI Certification
4 7 (2.37%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.03%) JNCIP
6 5 (1.69%) CCIE
6 5 (1.69%) ISEB
6 5 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.69%) MCP
6 5 (1.69%) MCSA
6 5 (1.69%) MCSE
6 5 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.36%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.02%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.68%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.42%) QA
2 13 (4.41%) SLA
3 11 (3.73%) PCI DSS
4 9 (3.05%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 37 (12.54%) Docker
2 31 (10.51%) Active Directory
3 19 (6.44%) vSphere
3 19 (6.44%) Xen
3 19 (6.44%) XenServer
4 15 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.69%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.02%) vCloud
7 2 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.68%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.34%) KVM
8 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 112 (37.97%) Puppet
2 88 (29.83%) Opscode Chef
3 52 (17.63%) Ansible
4 30 (10.17%) Terraform
5 26 (8.81%) Kubernetes
6 25 (8.47%) Cobbler
7 24 (8.14%) Tivoli
8 22 (7.46%) Packer
9 14 (4.75%) Salt
10 13 (4.41%) Ganglia
11 12 (4.07%) Nagios
12 11 (3.73%) Cacti
12 11 (3.73%) SCCM
13 10 (3.39%) OpenNMS
13 10 (3.39%) RANCID
14 6 (2.03%) Docker Swarm
15 5 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
16 3 (1.02%) SCOM
17 1 (0.34%) Kibana
17 1 (0.34%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 55 (18.64%) Oracle
2 36 (12.20%) Microsoft
3 27 (9.15%) Red Hat
4 24 (8.14%) EnterpriseDB
5 23 (7.80%) Cisco
6 21 (7.12%) VMware
7 15 (5.08%) Juniper
7 15 (5.08%) SaltStack
8 13 (4.41%) ServiceNow
8 13 (4.41%) Tableau
9 12 (4.07%) Google
10 11 (3.73%) Ericsson
10 11 (3.73%) Teradata
11 10 (3.39%) Huawei
12 9 (3.05%) Citrix
13 8 (2.71%) Rockwell
13 8 (2.71%) Siemens
14 6 (2.03%) BroadSoft
14 6 (2.03%) GENBAND
14 6 (2.03%) Sonus