Period
to 21 November 2018

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 21 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 141 166
Rank change year-on-year +30 +25 +44
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 330 299 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.80% 2.24% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.09% 2.46% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 275 254 193
North West median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,000 £32,100
90th Percentile £72,500 £64,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.88% +3.64% +10.00%

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 10,667 12,158 11,375
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.63% 91.15% 91.45%
Number of salaries quoted 8,580 9,665 9,485
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 21 November 2018.

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 21 November 2018. 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 +21 218 £52,500 - 33
Cheshire +29 67 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Merseyside +25 26 £23,000 -51.58% 7
Lancashire +11 13 £62,500 +92.31% 1
Cumbria +2 4 £52,500 -6.25%
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 224 (67.88%) DevOps
2 172 (52.12%) Amazon AWS
3 164 (49.70%) Agile Software Development
4 159 (48.18%) Puppet
5 158 (47.88%) Opscode Chef
6 154 (46.67%) Python
7 150 (45.45%) Ansible
8 145 (43.94%) Linux
9 131 (39.70%) Docker
10 119 (36.06%) Continuous Integration
11 117 (35.45%) Microsoft Azure
11 117 (35.45%) Jenkins
12 93 (28.18%) Kubernetes
12 93 (28.18%) Java
13 89 (26.97%) Ruby
14 77 (23.33%) Windows
15 73 (22.12%) Terraform
16 66 (20.00%) Degree
17 63 (19.09%) TDD
18 60 (18.18%) Open Source
18 60 (18.18%) Git (software)
19 55 (16.67%) Google Cloud Platform
20 54 (16.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
21 52 (15.76%) ITIL
22 50 (15.15%) Cloud Computing
23 48 (14.55%) Bash Shell
23 48 (14.55%) Computer Science
23 48 (14.55%) Change Management
24 46 (13.94%) JIRA
24 46 (13.94%) Computer Science Degree

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 34 (10.30%) Apache
2 29 (8.79%) Apache Spark
3 21 (6.36%) SharePoint
4 20 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (6.06%) MS Exchange
5 16 (4.85%) Skype for Business
6 15 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (4.24%) OpenStack
7 14 (4.24%) WebLogic
8 13 (3.94%) WebSphere
9 11 (3.33%) JBoss
10 9 (2.73%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (2.42%) Apache Solr
11 8 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (2.12%) CloudStack
12 7 (2.12%) IIS
13 6 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
14 4 (1.21%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.91%) Confluence
16 2 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 172 (52.12%) Amazon AWS
2 117 (35.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (16.67%) Google Cloud Platform
4 50 (15.15%) Cloud Computing
5 29 (8.79%) Amazon EC2
5 29 (8.79%) Amazon EMR
6 17 (5.15%) IaaS
6 17 (5.15%) IBM Cloud
7 16 (4.85%) OpenShift
8 11 (3.33%) PaaS
9 10 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (3.03%) SaaS
10 8 (2.42%) GitHub
11 4 (1.21%) Office 365
12 1 (0.30%) Akamai
12 1 (0.30%) Algolia
12 1 (0.30%) Firebase
12 1 (0.30%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 43 (13.03%) Firewall
2 35 (10.61%) Internet
3 28 (8.48%) SSL
4 23 (6.97%) VPN
5 21 (6.36%) Wi-Fi
6 16 (4.85%) HTTP
7 14 (4.24%) Bluetooth
7 14 (4.24%) DNS
8 12 (3.64%) WAN
9 10 (3.03%) VLAN
10 9 (2.73%) LAN
11 8 (2.42%) TCP/IP
12 7 (2.12%) VoIP
13 5 (1.52%) BGP
13 5 (1.52%) OSPF
14 3 (0.91%) BIG-IP
14 3 (0.91%) Cisco IOS
14 3 (0.91%) DMVPN
14 3 (0.91%) NX-OS
14 3 (0.91%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (13.03%) NoSQL
2 39 (11.82%) MongoDB
3 31 (9.39%) Big Data
4 30 (9.09%) Hadoop
5 29 (8.79%) Amazon Athena
5 29 (8.79%) Amazon Redshift
5 29 (8.79%) Flink
6 21 (6.36%) SQL Server
7 9 (2.73%) Apache Cassandra
7 9 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (2.42%) MySQL
9 4 (1.21%) GIS
10 3 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.61%) InfluxDB
12 1 (0.30%) Endeca
12 1 (0.30%) OLAP Cube
12 1 (0.30%) Power BI
12 1 (0.30%) QlikView
12 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 117 (35.45%) Jenkins
2 60 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 54 (16.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 46 (13.94%) JIRA
5 23 (6.97%) TeamCity
6 21 (6.36%) Hudson
7 20 (6.06%) Vagrant
8 19 (5.76%) Travis CI
9 16 (4.85%) Octopus Deploy
10 13 (3.94%) Selenium
11 11 (3.33%) Maven
11 11 (3.33%) SoapUI
11 11 (3.33%) Subversion
11 11 (3.33%) WebDriver
12 10 (3.03%) Bitbucket
13 8 (2.42%) CocoaPods
14 5 (1.52%) GitLab
15 4 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
16 3 (0.91%) Gradle
16 3 (0.91%) SonarQube
General
1 35 (10.61%) Finance
2 22 (6.67%) Law
3 19 (5.76%) Banking
4 17 (5.15%) Investment Banking
5 10 (3.03%) Retail
6 4 (1.21%) Back Office
7 3 (0.91%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.61%) Games
8 2 (0.61%) Marketing
9 1 (0.30%) Automotive
9 1 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 135 (40.91%) DevOps Engineer
2 41 (12.42%) Senior DevOps
2 41 (12.42%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 29 (8.79%) Developer
4 27 (8.18%) AWS DevOps
5 25 (7.58%) AWS Engineer
6 22 (6.67%) Analyst
6 22 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
7 21 (6.36%) Architect
7 21 (6.36%) Platform Engineer
8 17 (5.15%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 16 (4.85%) Data Engineer
10 15 (4.55%) Big Data Engineer
10 15 (4.55%) Senior Data Engineer
10 15 (4.55%) Service Desk Engineer
11 14 (4.24%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 14 (4.24%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 13 (3.94%) Data Architect
12 13 (3.94%) Senior Architect
12 13 (3.94%) Senior Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (10.91%) Web Services
2 32 (9.70%) Elastic Stack
3 29 (8.79%) Kafka
3 29 (8.79%) Spark Streaming
4 19 (5.76%) Sensu
5 17 (5.15%) JSON
5 17 (5.15%) XML
6 12 (3.64%) RESTful
7 8 (2.42%) Cocoa
7 8 (2.42%) Cocoa Touch
7 8 (2.42%) Core Animation
7 8 (2.42%) Core Data
7 8 (2.42%) Dagger
7 8 (2.42%) ReactiveCocoa
7 8 (2.42%) RxJava
7 8 (2.42%) RxSwift
8 7 (2.12%) .NET
9 6 (1.82%) CarPlay
9 6 (1.82%) Retrofit
10 4 (1.21%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 48 (14.55%) Computer Science
2 31 (9.39%) Public Cloud
3 21 (6.36%) Management Information System
4 20 (6.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 14 (4.24%) Internet of Things
6 13 (3.94%) User Experience
7 12 (3.64%) Private Cloud
8 10 (3.03%) Cloud Native
9 9 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (2.42%) Animation
11 6 (1.82%) CMDB
11 6 (1.82%) Data Centre
11 6 (1.82%) Driving Licence
11 6 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (1.52%) NHS
13 4 (1.21%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
14 3 (0.91%) PMI
14 3 (0.91%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 145 (43.94%) Linux
2 77 (23.33%) Windows
3 30 (9.09%) Unix
4 20 (6.06%) CentOS
5 17 (5.15%) Windows Server
6 14 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (3.64%) Ubuntu
8 11 (3.33%) Android
8 11 (3.33%) Apple iOS
9 6 (1.82%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.52%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.91%) pSOS
13 2 (0.61%) watchOS
13 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.30%) Debian
14 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (67.88%) DevOps
2 164 (49.70%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (36.06%) Continuous Integration
4 63 (19.09%) TDD
5 60 (18.18%) Open Source
6 52 (15.76%) ITIL
7 48 (14.55%) Change Management
8 37 (11.21%) Mentoring
9 36 (10.91%) Analytics
9 36 (10.91%) Microservices
10 35 (10.61%) Problem-Solving
11 33 (10.00%) Deployment Automation
11 33 (10.00%) Test Automation
12 32 (9.70%) BDD
13 29 (8.79%) Data Engineering
13 29 (8.79%) Data Ingestion
13 29 (8.79%) Data Modelling
13 29 (8.79%) Load Balancing
13 29 (8.79%) Mathematics
14 28 (8.48%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 154 (46.67%) Python
2 93 (28.18%) Java
3 89 (26.97%) Ruby
4 48 (14.55%) Bash Shell
5 42 (12.73%) SQL
6 39 (11.82%) Go
7 29 (8.79%) Scala
8 28 (8.48%) Perl
9 17 (5.15%) PowerShell
9 17 (5.15%) Shell Script
10 12 (3.64%) C#
10 12 (3.64%) JavaScript
11 10 (3.03%) PHP
12 8 (2.42%) Apple Swift
12 8 (2.42%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.61%) Groovy
13 2 (0.61%) JCL
13 2 (0.61%) Jython
13 2 (0.61%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (20.00%) Degree
2 46 (13.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 29 (8.79%) Numerate Degree
4 14 (4.24%) AWS Certification
5 10 (3.03%) RHCE
5 10 (3.03%) RHCSA
6 9 (2.73%) Security Cleared
7 5 (1.52%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.91%) CCIE
8 3 (0.91%) CCNA
8 3 (0.91%) CCNP
8 3 (0.91%) CIMA
8 3 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.61%) MCITP
9 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.61%) PMP
9 2 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.15%) QA
2 15 (4.55%) Data Quality
3 14 (4.24%) PMO
4 6 (1.82%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.30%) GDPR
7 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 131 (39.70%) Docker
2 41 (12.42%) Active Directory
3 21 (6.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (3.33%) Xen
5 8 (2.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 8 (2.42%) Hyper-V
5 8 (2.42%) vSphere
6 7 (2.12%) XenServer
7 5 (1.52%) Terminal Server
8 4 (1.21%) KVM
8 4 (1.21%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.30%) Varnish
9 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 159 (48.18%) Puppet
2 158 (47.88%) Opscode Chef
3 150 (45.45%) Ansible
4 93 (28.18%) Kubernetes
5 73 (22.12%) Terraform
6 44 (13.33%) Graphite
7 39 (11.82%) Docker Swarm
8 37 (11.21%) Packer
9 27 (8.18%) Grafana
10 26 (7.88%) Consul
10 26 (7.88%) Prometheus
11 23 (6.97%) Salt
12 22 (6.67%) Nagios
13 19 (5.76%) Opsview
13 19 (5.76%) ZABBIX
14 15 (4.55%) Mesos
15 12 (3.64%) Cobbler
16 7 (2.12%) SCCM
17 5 (1.52%) Tivoli
18 3 (0.91%) SCOM
Vendors
1 39 (11.82%) Microsoft
2 29 (8.79%) CA Agile Central
3 26 (7.88%) VMware
4 23 (6.97%) Red Hat
5 21 (6.36%) Oracle
6 14 (4.24%) Google
7 13 (3.94%) Remedy
8 11 (3.33%) Cisco
9 9 (2.73%) Apple
9 9 (2.73%) Aquila
9 9 (2.73%) Intapp
10 8 (2.42%) Citrix
11 6 (1.82%) CheckPoint
12 5 (1.52%) IBM
13 4 (1.21%) Atlassian
14 3 (0.91%) EnterpriseDB
14 3 (0.91%) F5
14 3 (0.91%) Meraki
14 3 (0.91%) Splunk
15 2 (0.61%) SaltStack