Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
England > North West
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 127 184
Rank change year-on-year -18 +57 +58
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 291 307 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.26% 2.49% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 2.75% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 249 248 130
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.99% +18.82% +13.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £33,550 £27,375
90th Percentile £67,750 £70,000 £58,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +9.38%

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 11,703 11,144 10,596
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.95% 90.47% 88.78%
Number of salaries quoted 9,356 9,294 8,801
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,250 £26,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -29 175 £52,500 +2.94% 27
Cheshire -29 65 £45,000 -1.10% 9
Merseyside +23 33 £35,000 -22.22% 4
Lancashire +20 9 £32,500 -43.48% 1
Cumbria -3 7 £36,250 +31.82%
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 126 (43.30%) Linux
2 124 (42.61%) DevOps
3 100 (34.36%) Python
4 95 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
5 93 (31.96%) Puppet
6 90 (30.93%) Jenkins
7 86 (29.55%) Java
8 80 (27.49%) Bash Shell
8 80 (27.49%) Continuous Integration
9 76 (26.12%) Amazon AWS
10 73 (25.09%) Opscode Chef
11 72 (24.74%) Windows
12 68 (23.37%) Unix
13 66 (22.68%) SQL
14 60 (20.62%) Ruby
15 59 (20.27%) Test Automation
15 59 (20.27%) ITIL
16 57 (19.59%) Ansible
17 54 (18.56%) Finance
18 48 (16.49%) Docker
19 44 (15.12%) Oracle
20 43 (14.78%) Web Services
21 41 (14.09%) SDLC
22 40 (13.75%) Service Management
23 39 (13.40%) Git (software)
23 39 (13.40%) Degree
24 37 (12.71%) Firewall
24 37 (12.71%) Scrum
25 36 (12.37%) Microsoft
25 36 (12.37%) Active Directory

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 31 (10.65%) Apache
2 21 (7.22%) MS Exchange
2 21 (7.22%) nginx
3 14 (4.81%) SharePoint
4 13 (4.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (4.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (4.47%) Skype for Business
5 11 (3.78%) Confluence
6 10 (3.44%) OpenStack
7 9 (3.09%) IIS
7 9 (3.09%) Tomcat
8 6 (2.06%) CloudStack
8 6 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (1.72%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.34%) CMS
11 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 11 (3.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.06%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.06%) Elite 3E
2 6 (2.06%) Workfront
3 3 (1.03%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.34%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.34%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 76 (26.12%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (9.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (8.59%) Amazon EC2
4 20 (6.87%) AWS CloudFormation
5 19 (6.53%) GitHub
6 13 (4.47%) Amazon S3
7 10 (3.44%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (3.09%) Amazon ELB
8 9 (3.09%) AWS Lambda
8 9 (3.09%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (3.09%) OpenShift
8 9 (3.09%) Serverless
9 8 (2.75%) Amazon SQS
10 7 (2.41%) Amazon Kinesis
10 7 (2.41%) SaaS
11 6 (2.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (2.06%) Route 53
11 6 (2.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (1.03%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (1.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (12.71%) Firewall
2 30 (10.31%) DNS
3 29 (9.97%) Internet
4 28 (9.62%) TCP/IP
5 26 (8.93%) Ethernet
6 22 (7.56%) VPN
7 20 (6.87%) Broadband
8 16 (5.50%) VoIP
9 15 (5.15%) HTTP
10 14 (4.81%) BGP
10 14 (4.81%) HSRP
10 14 (4.81%) IPv6
10 14 (4.81%) MRTG
10 14 (4.81%) OSPF
10 14 (4.81%) SNMP
10 14 (4.81%) TACACS
10 14 (4.81%) VLAN
10 14 (4.81%) VRRP
10 14 (4.81%) Wi-Fi
11 11 (3.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (10.31%) SQL Server
2 24 (8.25%) MySQL
3 9 (3.09%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (3.09%) MongoDB
3 9 (3.09%) MS Access
4 8 (2.75%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (2.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 7 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.72%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.03%) Big Data
8 3 (1.03%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.34%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.34%) Riak
Development Applications
1 90 (30.93%) Jenkins
2 39 (13.40%) Git (software)
3 34 (11.68%) Selenium
4 25 (8.59%) JIRA
4 25 (8.59%) WebDriver
5 21 (7.22%) Cucumber
6 17 (5.84%) Vagrant
7 12 (4.12%) Subversion
8 11 (3.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (3.09%) Maven
9 9 (3.09%) SoapUI
9 9 (3.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (1.72%) Bitbucket
10 5 (1.72%) GoCD
10 5 (1.72%) Hudson
10 5 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.03%) Robot Framework
11 3 (1.03%) SonarQube
11 3 (1.03%) Travis CI
11 3 (1.03%) Zephyr
General
1 54 (18.56%) Finance
2 30 (10.31%) Banking
3 18 (6.19%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.09%) Retail
5 8 (2.75%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.75%) Law
6 4 (1.37%) Automotive
7 3 (1.03%) French Language
7 3 (1.03%) German Language
7 3 (1.03%) Japanese Language
7 3 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.69%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 92 (31.62%) DevOps Engineer
2 34 (11.68%) Analyst
3 29 (9.97%) Linux Engineer
3 29 (9.97%) Platform Engineer
4 26 (8.93%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 25 (8.59%) Developer
5 25 (8.59%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 24 (8.25%) Tester
7 23 (7.90%) AWS DevOps
8 21 (7.22%) Automation Tester
9 20 (6.87%) AWS Engineer
10 19 (6.53%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 19 (6.53%) Support Engineer
11 17 (5.84%) Administrator
12 16 (5.50%) Senior Automation Tester
12 16 (5.50%) Senior Tester
13 14 (4.81%) Software Engineer
14 13 (4.47%) Applications Support
15 12 (4.12%) Banking Analyst
15 12 (4.12%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (14.78%) Web Services
2 26 (8.93%) Node.js
3 18 (6.19%) .NET
3 18 (6.19%) Gherkin
4 17 (5.84%) LAMP
5 14 (4.81%) Middleware
6 13 (4.47%) RabbitMQ
7 10 (3.44%) Servlets
8 6 (2.06%) .NET Framework
8 6 (2.06%) COM
8 6 (2.06%) Kafka
8 6 (2.06%) WSGI
9 5 (1.72%) CSS
9 5 (1.72%) Hibernate
9 5 (1.72%) LEMP Stack
9 5 (1.72%) Spring
9 5 (1.72%) Spring MVC
10 4 (1.37%) HTML
10 4 (1.37%) XML
11 3 (1.03%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.65%) Management Information System
2 19 (6.53%) Data Centre
3 18 (6.19%) Computer Science
4 14 (4.81%) PMI
5 11 (3.78%) Driving Licence
6 10 (3.44%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (2.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.72%) SCADA
9 4 (1.37%) Clustering
10 3 (1.03%) CMDB
10 3 (1.03%) NHS
11 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (0.69%) EPoS
11 2 (0.69%) User Experience
11 2 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.34%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.34%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.34%) Replication
12 1 (0.34%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 126 (43.30%) Linux
2 72 (24.74%) Windows
3 68 (23.37%) Unix
4 30 (10.31%) CentOS
5 25 (8.59%) Windows Server
6 10 (3.44%) Debian
7 7 (2.41%) AIX
7 7 (2.41%) Data ONTAP
7 7 (2.41%) Solaris
7 7 (2.41%) Ubuntu
8 6 (2.06%) SUSE
9 4 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.03%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.34%) Android
11 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.34%) Fedora
11 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (42.61%) DevOps
2 95 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (27.49%) Continuous Integration
4 59 (20.27%) ITIL
4 59 (20.27%) Test Automation
5 41 (14.09%) SDLC
6 40 (13.75%) Service Management
7 37 (12.71%) Scrum
8 35 (12.03%) TDD
9 33 (11.34%) BDD
10 30 (10.31%) RUP
11 29 (9.97%) Test Scripting
12 28 (9.62%) Change Control
13 25 (8.59%) Incident Management
14 22 (7.56%) Statistics
15 20 (6.87%) DSDM
15 20 (6.87%) Open Source
15 20 (6.87%) Problem Management
16 19 (6.53%) Project Management
17 17 (5.84%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 100 (34.36%) Python
2 86 (29.55%) Java
3 80 (27.49%) Bash Shell
4 66 (22.68%) SQL
5 60 (20.62%) Ruby
6 34 (11.68%) C#
7 29 (9.97%) PHP
8 25 (8.59%) Shell Script
9 19 (6.53%) Perl
10 10 (3.44%) C++
11 8 (2.75%) JavaScript
11 8 (2.75%) T-SQL
12 7 (2.41%) Groovy
13 6 (2.06%) VBA
14 4 (1.37%) Go
14 4 (1.37%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.69%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.69%) VB
15 2 (0.69%) VB6
16 1 (0.34%) C
Qualifications
1 39 (13.40%) Degree
2 21 (7.22%) Security Cleared
3 18 (6.19%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (5.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (4.81%) PMI Certification
6 11 (3.78%) SC Cleared
7 10 (3.44%) CCNP
8 8 (2.75%) CCNA
8 8 (2.75%) JNCIP
8 8 (2.75%) MCP
8 8 (2.75%) MCSA
8 8 (2.75%) MCSE
8 8 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (2.41%) ISTQB
10 6 (2.06%) Master's Degree
11 3 (1.03%) AWS Certification
11 3 (1.03%) CSQA
11 3 (1.03%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.69%) CCIE
12 2 (0.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.50%) Data Quality
2 15 (5.15%) PCI DSS
2 15 (5.15%) QA
3 12 (4.12%) SLA
4 5 (1.72%) PMO
5 3 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.69%) ISO 15765
6 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.34%) GCP
System Software
1 48 (16.49%) Docker
2 36 (12.37%) Active Directory
3 15 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.75%) Varnish
5 6 (2.06%) vSphere
5 6 (2.06%) Xen
5 6 (2.06%) XenServer
6 5 (1.72%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.69%) GlusterFS
8 1 (0.34%) NFS
8 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.34%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 93 (31.96%) Puppet
2 73 (25.09%) Opscode Chef
3 57 (19.59%) Ansible
4 35 (12.03%) Terraform
5 34 (11.68%) Kubernetes
6 27 (9.28%) Nagios
7 26 (8.93%) Salt
8 25 (8.59%) Packer
9 15 (5.15%) Cobbler
9 15 (5.15%) SCCM
9 15 (5.15%) Tivoli
10 14 (4.81%) Cacti
10 14 (4.81%) OpenNMS
10 14 (4.81%) RANCID
11 9 (3.09%) Ganglia
12 6 (2.06%) Grafana
12 6 (2.06%) Graphite
12 6 (2.06%) HAProxy
12 6 (2.06%) SCOM
13 5 (1.72%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 44 (15.12%) Oracle
2 36 (12.37%) Microsoft
3 27 (9.28%) Cisco
3 27 (9.28%) VMware
4 22 (7.56%) Red Hat
5 17 (5.84%) Capita
5 17 (5.84%) SaltStack
6 16 (5.50%) Google
6 16 (5.50%) Juniper
7 15 (5.15%) EnterpriseDB
8 14 (4.81%) Ericsson
8 14 (4.81%) Huawei
9 13 (4.47%) Remedy
10 9 (3.09%) ServiceNow
10 9 (3.09%) Tableau
10 9 (3.09%) Teradata
11 8 (2.75%) NetApp
12 7 (2.41%) New Relic
12 7 (2.41%) Splunk
13 6 (2.06%) Foundry