Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
England > North West
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 107 139 143
Rank change year-on-year +32 +4 +39
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 307 284 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.89% 2.23% 2.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.18% 2.43% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 263 250 224
North West median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% +11.76%
10th Percentile £35,979 £28,675 £34,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £66,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +4.76%

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 9,663 11,701 11,376
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.08% 91.92% 92.23%
Number of salaries quoted 7,762 9,289 9,512
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +21 222 £55,000 - 37
Cheshire +18 41 £55,000 +22.22% 7
Merseyside +15 23 £33,990 -1.48% 8
Lancashire +9 17 £60,000 +84.62% 6
Cumbria +4 2 £48,750 -12.95% 1
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 207 (67.43%) DevOps
2 162 (52.77%) Agile Software Development
3 157 (51.14%) Amazon AWS
4 155 (50.49%) Python
5 139 (45.28%) Puppet
6 135 (43.97%) Linux
7 133 (43.32%) Opscode Chef
8 117 (38.11%) Docker
9 116 (37.79%) Ansible
10 106 (34.53%) Continuous Integration
11 98 (31.92%) Java
12 97 (31.60%) Jenkins
13 92 (29.97%) Microsoft Azure
14 90 (29.32%) Degree
15 88 (28.66%) Kubernetes
16 78 (25.41%) Ruby
17 71 (23.13%) Cloud Computing
18 68 (22.15%) Open Source
18 68 (22.15%) TDD
19 60 (19.54%) Bash Shell
20 59 (19.22%) Computer Science
21 58 (18.89%) JIRA
21 58 (18.89%) Google Cloud Platform
22 57 (18.57%) Computer Science Degree
23 55 (17.92%) Change Management
24 54 (17.59%) NoSQL
25 51 (16.61%) Git (software)
25 51 (16.61%) Terraform
25 51 (16.61%) Windows
26 50 (16.29%) MongoDB

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 49 (15.96%) Apache
2 41 (13.36%) Apache Spark
3 17 (5.54%) SharePoint
4 16 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (5.21%) MS Exchange
5 14 (4.56%) WebLogic
6 12 (3.91%) IIS
7 11 (3.58%) Skype for Business
8 10 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (3.26%) JBoss
8 10 (3.26%) WebSphere
9 7 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (1.95%) Apache Solr
10 6 (1.95%) Tomcat
11 5 (1.63%) Confluence
11 5 (1.63%) OpenStack
12 4 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.98%) CloudStack
14 2 (0.65%) nginx
Applications
1 14 (4.56%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 157 (51.14%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (29.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (23.13%) Cloud Computing
4 58 (18.89%) Google Cloud Platform
5 41 (13.36%) Amazon EC2
5 41 (13.36%) Amazon EMR
6 20 (6.51%) IaaS
7 18 (5.86%) PaaS
8 17 (5.54%) SaaS
9 16 (5.21%) IBM Cloud
10 9 (2.93%) GitHub
11 8 (2.61%) OpenShift
12 6 (1.95%) Office 365
13 5 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.65%) Algolia
14 2 (0.65%) Firebase
15 1 (0.33%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 43 (14.01%) Internet
2 41 (13.36%) Firewall
3 27 (8.79%) SSL
4 22 (7.17%) Wi-Fi
5 17 (5.54%) DNS
5 17 (5.54%) WAN
6 16 (5.21%) VPN
7 14 (4.56%) HTTP
8 13 (4.23%) LAN
9 12 (3.91%) VLAN
10 11 (3.58%) Bluetooth
11 9 (2.93%) TCP/IP
12 6 (1.95%) BGP
12 6 (1.95%) Broadband
12 6 (1.95%) OSPF
12 6 (1.95%) VoIP
12 6 (1.95%) Wireless
13 5 (1.63%) BIG-IP
13 5 (1.63%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (1.63%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (17.59%) NoSQL
2 50 (16.29%) MongoDB
3 42 (13.68%) Hadoop
4 41 (13.36%) Amazon Athena
4 41 (13.36%) Amazon Redshift
4 41 (13.36%) Big Data
4 41 (13.36%) Flink
5 17 (5.54%) SQL Server
6 10 (3.26%) MySQL
7 9 (2.93%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.30%) GIS
9 4 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.65%) Endeca
11 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.65%) PowerPivot
11 2 (0.65%) QlikView
11 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 97 (31.60%) Jenkins
2 58 (18.89%) JIRA
3 51 (16.61%) Git (software)
4 49 (15.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 31 (10.10%) TeamCity
6 16 (5.21%) Travis CI
6 16 (5.21%) Vagrant
7 15 (4.89%) Hudson
8 12 (3.91%) Octopus Deploy
9 11 (3.58%) CircleCI
9 11 (3.58%) Codeship
9 11 (3.58%) SoapUI
10 10 (3.26%) Bitbucket
10 10 (3.26%) Maven
10 10 (3.26%) Selenium
10 10 (3.26%) Subversion
10 10 (3.26%) WebDriver
11 8 (2.61%) GitLab
12 6 (1.95%) CocoaPods
13 5 (1.63%) SonarQube
General
1 27 (8.79%) Finance
2 16 (5.21%) Law
3 14 (4.56%) Banking
4 10 (3.26%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.95%) Retail
6 3 (0.98%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.33%) Billing
7 1 (0.33%) Games
7 1 (0.33%) Legal
7 1 (0.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 106 (34.53%) DevOps Engineer
2 30 (9.77%) AWS DevOps
3 29 (9.45%) Senior DevOps
3 29 (9.45%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 28 (9.12%) Developer
5 27 (8.79%) AWS Engineer
6 26 (8.47%) Architect
6 26 (8.47%) Linux Engineer
7 23 (7.49%) Analyst
8 22 (7.17%) Big Data Engineer
8 22 (7.17%) Data Engineer
8 22 (7.17%) Senior Data Engineer
9 21 (6.84%) Trainer
10 20 (6.51%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 19 (6.19%) Data Architect
11 19 (6.19%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 19 (6.19%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 19 (6.19%) Senior Architect
11 19 (6.19%) Senior Data Architect
12 14 (4.56%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (14.66%) Web Services
2 41 (13.36%) Kafka
2 41 (13.36%) Spark Streaming
3 30 (9.77%) Elastic Stack
4 17 (5.54%) Sensu
5 16 (5.21%) JSON
5 16 (5.21%) XML
6 8 (2.61%) Dagger
6 8 (2.61%) RESTful
6 8 (2.61%) RxJava
7 7 (2.28%) Node.js
8 6 (1.95%) Cocoa
8 6 (1.95%) Cocoa Touch
8 6 (1.95%) Core Animation
8 6 (1.95%) Core Data
8 6 (1.95%) Middleware
8 6 (1.95%) ReactiveCocoa
8 6 (1.95%) RxSwift
9 5 (1.63%) Gherkin
9 5 (1.63%) Retrofit
Miscellaneous
1 41 (13.36%) Public Cloud
2 19 (6.19%) Internet of Things
3 16 (5.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 16 (5.21%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.26%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.93%) User Experience
6 8 (2.61%) Cloud Native
7 6 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.95%) Animation
7 6 (1.95%) CMDB
7 6 (1.95%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.63%) Infotainment
8 5 (1.63%) NHS
9 4 (1.30%) Clustering
9 4 (1.30%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.98%) e-Learning
10 3 (0.98%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.98%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.98%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.65%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 135 (43.97%) Linux
2 51 (16.61%) Windows
3 39 (12.70%) Unix
4 22 (7.17%) CentOS
5 19 (6.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (5.54%) Windows Server
7 15 (4.89%) Ubuntu
8 14 (4.56%) Android
9 12 (3.91%) Apple iOS
10 6 (1.95%) Windows 10
10 6 (1.95%) Windows 7
10 6 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.98%) watchOS
12 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (67.43%) DevOps
2 162 (52.77%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (34.53%) Continuous Integration
4 68 (22.15%) Open Source
4 68 (22.15%) TDD
5 59 (19.22%) Computer Science
6 55 (17.92%) Change Management
7 41 (13.36%) Data Engineering
7 41 (13.36%) Data Ingestion
7 41 (13.36%) Data Modelling
7 41 (13.36%) ITIL
7 41 (13.36%) Mathematics
8 38 (12.38%) Load Balancing
9 37 (12.05%) Mentoring
9 37 (12.05%) Problem-Solving
10 33 (10.75%) Test Automation
11 32 (10.42%) Microservices
12 31 (10.10%) Analytics
12 31 (10.10%) BDD
13 24 (7.82%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 155 (50.49%) Python
2 98 (31.92%) Java
3 78 (25.41%) Ruby
4 60 (19.54%) Bash Shell
5 41 (13.36%) Scala
6 34 (11.07%) Perl
7 27 (8.79%) Go
8 26 (8.47%) SQL
9 11 (3.58%) JavaScript
10 10 (3.26%) C#
10 10 (3.26%) Shell Script
11 8 (2.61%) PHP
12 6 (1.95%) Apple Swift
12 6 (1.95%) Objective-C
12 6 (1.95%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 90 (29.32%) Degree
2 57 (18.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 41 (13.36%) Numerate Degree
4 14 (4.56%) AWS Certification
5 9 (2.93%) RHCE
5 9 (2.93%) RHCSA
6 7 (2.28%) Security Cleared
7 5 (1.63%) CCIE
7 5 (1.63%) CCNA
7 5 (1.63%) CCNP
7 5 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.30%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.98%) MCITP
9 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.65%) PMP
10 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.33%) MCSE
11 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (10.10%) QA
2 10 (3.26%) Data Quality
3 7 (2.28%) PMO
4 5 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 5 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.30%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.65%) GDPR
System Software
1 117 (38.11%) Docker
2 35 (11.40%) Active Directory
3 20 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.28%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (1.95%) Terminal Server
6 3 (0.98%) vSphere
7 2 (0.65%) Varnish
7 2 (0.65%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.65%) Xen
7 2 (0.65%) XenServer
8 1 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 139 (45.28%) Puppet
2 133 (43.32%) Opscode Chef
3 116 (37.79%) Ansible
4 88 (28.66%) Kubernetes
5 51 (16.61%) Terraform
6 38 (12.38%) Graphite
7 36 (11.73%) Docker Swarm
8 35 (11.40%) Packer
9 25 (8.14%) Consul
10 22 (7.17%) Grafana
10 22 (7.17%) Prometheus
11 17 (5.54%) Nagios
12 16 (5.21%) Salt
12 16 (5.21%) ZABBIX
13 15 (4.89%) Opsview
14 13 (4.23%) Mesos
15 11 (3.58%) CFEngine
16 9 (2.93%) Cobbler
17 2 (0.65%) HAProxy
17 2 (0.65%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 41 (13.36%) CA Agile Central
2 28 (9.12%) Microsoft
3 23 (7.49%) VMware
4 21 (6.84%) Red Hat
5 14 (4.56%) Cisco
5 14 (4.56%) Google
6 13 (4.23%) Oracle
7 12 (3.91%) Atlassian
8 10 (3.26%) Remedy
9 9 (2.93%) Aquila
10 8 (2.61%) CheckPoint
10 8 (2.61%) Citrix
11 7 (2.28%) Apple
12 5 (1.63%) F5
12 5 (1.63%) Meraki
13 4 (1.30%) Intapp
14 3 (0.98%) Virgin Media
15 2 (0.65%) EnterpriseDB
15 2 (0.65%) hybris
15 2 (0.65%) Salesforce.com