Period
to 19 October 2019

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 19 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
England > North West
6 months to
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 185 112 138
Rank change year-on-year -73 +26 +40
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 145 330 298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.45% 2.81% 2.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 3.07% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 100 272 250
North West median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £31,000 £32,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £71,655 £72,500 £63,525
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £56,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +2.68% +6.67%

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 9,351 10,748 11,686
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 93.44% 91.36% 91.35%
Number of salaries quoted 7,226 8,610 9,286
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,992 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% -

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 19 October 2019.

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 19 October 2019. 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 -68 94 £58,301 +11.05% 29
Merseyside +10 24 £35,000 +55.56% 6
Lancashire -8 12 £51,000 -16.73% 4
Cheshire -38 11 £45,500 -17.27% 1
Cumbria -9 3 £19,000 -62.93% 3
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2019, 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 72 (49.66%) DevOps
2 65 (44.83%) AWS
3 58 (40.00%) Ansible
4 56 (38.62%) Puppet
5 52 (35.86%) Linux
6 51 (35.17%) Azure
7 46 (31.72%) Kubernetes
8 45 (31.03%) Docker
8 45 (31.03%) Opscode Chef
9 42 (28.97%) Agile Software Development
10 39 (26.90%) Python
11 38 (26.21%) Microsoft
12 35 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
12 35 (24.14%) Bash Shell
12 35 (24.14%) Terraform
13 30 (20.69%) Jenkins
14 29 (20.00%) PowerShell
15 28 (19.31%) SQL
15 28 (19.31%) Active Directory
16 27 (18.62%) GCP
16 27 (18.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 25 (17.24%) Infrastructure as Code
17 25 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
18 23 (15.86%) TCP/IP
18 23 (15.86%) Git (software)
19 21 (14.48%) Windows
19 21 (14.48%) Public Cloud
20 20 (13.79%) Management Information System
21 19 (13.10%) Mentoring
22 18 (12.41%) Finance

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 6 (4.14%) IIS
2 4 (2.76%) Apache
2 4 (2.76%) nginx
2 4 (2.76%) OpenStack
3 3 (2.07%) CMS
3 3 (2.07%) Confluence
4 2 (1.38%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.38%) CloudStack
4 2 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.38%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.38%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (11.72%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 65 (44.83%) AWS
2 51 (35.17%) Azure
3 27 (18.62%) GCP
4 11 (7.59%) Amazon ECS
5 10 (6.90%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (6.90%) AWS CloudFormation
5 10 (6.90%) AWS Lambda
5 10 (6.90%) Serverless
5 10 (6.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 9 (6.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 9 (6.21%) Amazon S3
6 9 (6.21%) AWS OpsWorks
7 8 (5.52%) Amazon EKS
7 8 (5.52%) Amazon ELB
7 8 (5.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 8 (5.52%) Route 53
8 7 (4.83%) IBM Cloud
8 7 (4.83%) Office 365
9 6 (4.14%) Amazon Kinesis
10 5 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (15.86%) TCP/IP
2 11 (7.59%) DNS
3 9 (6.21%) VPN
4 7 (4.83%) HTTP
5 6 (4.14%) Firewall
5 6 (4.14%) LAN
5 6 (4.14%) WAN
6 5 (3.45%) Internet
6 5 (3.45%) Wireless
7 4 (2.76%) Network Security
7 4 (2.76%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (2.07%) Bluetooth
8 3 (2.07%) IP Telephony
8 3 (2.07%) SAN
8 3 (2.07%) SSL
8 3 (2.07%) VLAN
9 2 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.38%) DHCP
9 2 (1.38%) Skype
10 1 (0.69%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.28%) MySQL
3 9 (6.21%) Amazon RDS
4 8 (5.52%) Cosmos DB
4 8 (5.52%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.76%) RavenDB
6 2 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.38%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.38%) MariaDB
6 2 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.38%) Power BI
6 2 (1.38%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.38%) Redis
6 2 (1.38%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.38%) RethinkDB
6 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.69%) Ingres
7 1 (0.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (20.69%) Jenkins
2 23 (15.86%) Git (software)
3 9 (6.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 9 (6.21%) JIRA
4 8 (5.52%) Visual Studio
5 7 (4.83%) TeamCity
5 7 (4.83%) Travis CI
5 7 (4.83%) Vagrant
6 6 (4.14%) Eclipse
6 6 (4.14%) JDeveloper
6 6 (4.14%) NetBeans
7 4 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.07%) Maven
8 3 (2.07%) SonarQube
9 2 (1.38%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.38%) CircleCI
9 2 (1.38%) Codeship
9 2 (1.38%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (1.38%) Selenium
10 1 (0.69%) Robot Framework
General
1 18 (12.41%) Finance
2 11 (7.59%) Banking
2 11 (7.59%) Public Sector
3 9 (6.21%) Retail
4 7 (4.83%) Aerospace
5 6 (4.14%) Military
6 5 (3.45%) Housing Association
6 5 (3.45%) Legal
7 4 (2.76%) Law
8 2 (1.38%) Back Office
8 2 (1.38%) Marketing
9 1 (0.69%) Billing
9 1 (0.69%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (30.34%) DevOps Engineer
2 22 (15.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (13.79%) AWS Engineer
3 20 (13.79%) Senior DevOps
3 20 (13.79%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 18 (12.41%) Cloud Engineer
5 10 (6.90%) AWS DevOps
5 10 (6.90%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 10 (6.90%) Linux Engineer
5 10 (6.90%) Software Engineer
6 9 (6.21%) Analyst
6 9 (6.21%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 9 (6.21%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 9 (6.21%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 8 (5.52%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.83%) Configuration Management Engineer
8 7 (4.83%) Senior Linux Engineer
9 6 (4.14%) Configuration Manager
9 6 (4.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 6 (4.14%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.59%) JSON
2 9 (6.21%) Sensu
3 7 (4.83%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (4.83%) Middleware
4 6 (4.14%) .NET
4 6 (4.14%) Java EE
4 6 (4.14%) Web Services
4 6 (4.14%) XML
5 5 (3.45%) Node.js
5 5 (3.45%) SOAP
6 4 (2.76%) LAMP
6 4 (2.76%) LEMP Stack
6 4 (2.76%) WCF
7 3 (2.07%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.07%) CSS
7 3 (2.07%) Dagger
7 3 (2.07%) HTML
7 3 (2.07%) RESTful
7 3 (2.07%) Retrofit
7 3 (2.07%) RxJava
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.48%) Public Cloud
2 20 (13.79%) Management Information System
3 11 (7.59%) Private Cloud
4 10 (6.90%) NHS
5 9 (6.21%) Enterprise Cloud
5 9 (6.21%) User Experience
6 8 (5.52%) CMDB
6 8 (5.52%) Data Centre
7 7 (4.83%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (4.83%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (4.14%) Smartphone
9 5 (3.45%) Cloud Native
9 5 (3.45%) Clustering
9 5 (3.45%) Fat Client
9 5 (3.45%) Thin Client
10 4 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (2.07%) Smart Meter
12 2 (1.38%) Learning Management System
13 1 (0.69%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 52 (35.86%) Linux
2 21 (14.48%) Windows
3 13 (8.97%) Unix
4 12 (8.28%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.45%) CentOS
6 4 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.07%) Android
7 3 (2.07%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.38%) AIX
8 2 (1.38%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.69%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (49.66%) DevOps
2 42 (28.97%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
4 27 (18.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 25 (17.24%) Infrastructure as Code
5 25 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
6 19 (13.10%) Mentoring
7 17 (11.72%) Continuous Deployment
8 16 (11.03%) Change Management
9 15 (10.34%) Test Automation
10 14 (9.66%) Coaching
11 13 (8.97%) Continuous Improvement
11 13 (8.97%) Infrastructure Automation
11 13 (8.97%) Software Engineering
12 12 (8.28%) Asset Management
12 12 (8.28%) Software Asset Management
13 11 (7.59%) Open Source
13 11 (7.59%) Process Improvement
14 10 (6.90%) Infrastructure Management
14 10 (6.90%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 39 (26.90%) Python
2 35 (24.14%) Bash Shell
3 29 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 28 (19.31%) SQL
5 16 (11.03%) Java
6 14 (9.66%) Ruby
7 12 (8.28%) C#
8 10 (6.90%) C++
9 8 (5.52%) Perl
10 6 (4.14%) Fortran
10 6 (4.14%) PL/SQL
11 5 (3.45%) JavaScript
12 4 (2.76%) Go
13 2 (1.38%) PHP
13 2 (1.38%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.38%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.69%) Ada
14 1 (0.69%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (3.45%) DBS Check
1 5 (3.45%) Degree
2 2 (1.38%) HND
2 2 (1.38%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.69%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.38%) QA
1 2 (1.38%) SLA
2 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 45 (31.03%) Docker
2 28 (19.31%) Active Directory
3 14 (9.66%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.83%) XenApp
5 6 (4.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (4.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (1.38%) Varnish
6 2 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.38%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.69%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.69%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.69%) KVM
7 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.69%) vSphere
7 1 (0.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 58 (40.00%) Ansible
2 56 (38.62%) Puppet
3 46 (31.72%) Kubernetes
4 45 (31.03%) Opscode Chef
5 35 (24.14%) Terraform
6 12 (8.28%) SCCM
7 10 (6.90%) SCOM
8 9 (6.21%) Graphite
8 9 (6.21%) Prometheus
9 8 (5.52%) Nagios
10 7 (4.83%) SCOrch
10 7 (4.83%) SCVMM
10 7 (4.83%) ZABBIX
11 6 (4.14%) Packer
11 6 (4.14%) Salt
12 5 (3.45%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (2.07%) Kibana
14 2 (1.38%) Grafana
14 2 (1.38%) Graylog
14 2 (1.38%) logstash
Vendors
1 38 (26.21%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.59%) Citrix
3 9 (6.21%) HP
3 9 (6.21%) VMware
4 7 (4.83%) Oracle
5 5 (3.45%) Google
6 3 (2.07%) Genesys
6 3 (2.07%) SaltStack
6 3 (2.07%) Splunk
6 3 (2.07%) Verint
7 2 (1.38%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.38%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.38%) Cisco
7 2 (1.38%) DocuSign
7 2 (1.38%) iManage
7 2 (1.38%) Intapp
7 2 (1.38%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.38%) SendGrid
8 1 (0.69%) Kaspersky
8 1 (0.69%) SolarWinds