Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
England > North West
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 136 189
Rank change year-on-year +20 +53 +35
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 321 296 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.71% 2.26% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.97% 2.47% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 274 241 148
North West median annual salary £51,250 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.89% +11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,475 £25,750 £31,675
90th Percentile £72,500 £64,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 10,791 11,960 10,795
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.01% 91.17% 90.53%
Number of salaries quoted 8,673 9,535 9,038
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 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,100 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.20% - +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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +2 207 £50,000 - 34
Cheshire +37 77 £55,000 +22.22% 5
Merseyside +32 25 £23,000 -56.19% 2
Cumbria +4 6 £50,000 +33.33%
Lancashire +11 4 £62,500 +92.31%
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 212 (66.04%) DevOps
2 163 (50.78%) Opscode Chef
2 163 (50.78%) Puppet
3 160 (49.84%) Agile Software Development
4 157 (48.91%) Amazon AWS
4 157 (48.91%) Ansible
5 155 (48.29%) Linux
6 137 (42.68%) Continuous Integration
7 128 (39.88%) Jenkins
8 126 (39.25%) Python
9 122 (38.01%) Microsoft Azure
10 115 (35.83%) Docker
11 97 (30.22%) Windows
12 84 (26.17%) Ruby
13 78 (24.30%) Git (software)
14 77 (23.99%) Kubernetes
14 77 (23.99%) Terraform
15 75 (23.36%) Java
16 61 (19.00%) Active Directory
17 57 (17.76%) Google Cloud Platform
18 53 (16.51%) ITIL
19 52 (16.20%) Microsoft
20 50 (15.58%) SQL
21 46 (14.33%) VMware
22 43 (13.40%) TDD
23 42 (13.08%) VMware Infrastructure
24 40 (12.46%) Packer
24 40 (12.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
25 39 (12.15%) Bash Shell
26 38 (11.84%) Open Source

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 21 (6.54%) SharePoint
2 17 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2010
2 17 (5.30%) MS Exchange
3 16 (4.98%) Skype for Business
4 15 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (4.67%) OpenStack
5 13 (4.05%) WebSphere
6 12 (3.74%) WebLogic
7 11 (3.43%) Apache
7 11 (3.43%) JBoss
8 9 (2.80%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (2.49%) Apache Solr
9 8 (2.49%) Apache Spark
9 8 (2.49%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (2.49%) IIS
10 7 (2.18%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (2.18%) CloudStack
11 2 (0.62%) Confluence
11 2 (0.62%) nginx
11 2 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Elite 3E
1 1 (0.31%) Primavera
1 1 (0.31%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 157 (48.91%) Amazon AWS
2 122 (38.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (17.76%) Google Cloud Platform
4 20 (6.23%) AWS CloudFormation
5 18 (5.61%) IaaS
6 17 (5.30%) OpenShift
7 14 (4.36%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (3.74%) IBM Cloud
9 9 (2.80%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (2.80%) PaaS
10 8 (2.49%) Amazon EMR
10 8 (2.49%) Office 365
10 8 (2.49%) SaaS
11 7 (2.18%) GitHub
12 1 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.31%) Route 53
12 1 (0.31%) Serverless
12 1 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (11.21%) Firewall
2 23 (7.17%) VPN
3 22 (6.85%) Internet
3 22 (6.85%) SSL
4 19 (5.92%) TCP/IP
5 15 (4.67%) Wi-Fi
6 14 (4.36%) HTTP
7 13 (4.05%) Bluetooth
8 11 (3.43%) DNS
9 9 (2.80%) WAN
10 7 (2.18%) LAN
10 7 (2.18%) SAN
11 6 (1.87%) NAS
12 5 (1.56%) VLAN
12 5 (1.56%) VoIP
13 4 (1.25%) Network Security
14 3 (0.93%) Broadband
15 2 (0.62%) MQTT
15 2 (0.62%) Wireless
15 2 (0.62%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (9.66%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.30%) MongoDB
3 16 (4.98%) NoSQL
4 13 (4.05%) MySQL
5 11 (3.43%) Big Data
6 9 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (2.80%) Hadoop
7 8 (2.49%) Amazon Athena
7 8 (2.49%) Amazon Redshift
7 8 (2.49%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (2.49%) Flink
8 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.31%) InfluxDB
9 1 (0.31%) OLAP
9 1 (0.31%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.31%) Power BI
9 1 (0.31%) QlikView
9 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 128 (39.88%) Jenkins
2 78 (24.30%) Git (software)
3 40 (12.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 30 (9.35%) JIRA
5 29 (9.03%) Vagrant
6 18 (5.61%) TeamCity
7 16 (4.98%) Hudson
7 16 (4.98%) Selenium
7 16 (4.98%) Subversion
8 15 (4.67%) Travis CI
9 14 (4.36%) Octopus Deploy
10 13 (4.05%) Maven
10 13 (4.05%) SoapUI
10 13 (4.05%) WebDriver
11 12 (3.74%) Bitbucket
12 7 (2.18%) CocoaPods
13 4 (1.25%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (0.93%) SonarQube
15 2 (0.62%) Cucumber
General
1 26 (8.10%) Finance
2 18 (5.61%) Law
3 11 (3.43%) Banking
3 11 (3.43%) Retail
4 9 (2.80%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.87%) Back Office
6 3 (0.93%) Automotive
6 3 (0.93%) Games
6 3 (0.93%) Marketing
7 2 (0.62%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 154 (47.98%) DevOps Engineer
2 42 (13.08%) Senior DevOps
3 41 (12.77%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 29 (9.03%) Developer
5 26 (8.10%) Lead DevOps
6 24 (7.48%) AWS DevOps
7 23 (7.17%) Analyst
8 21 (6.54%) Lead DevOps Engineer
9 20 (6.23%) AWS Engineer
10 18 (5.61%) Linux Engineer
11 17 (5.30%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 15 (4.67%) Platform Engineer
12 15 (4.67%) Software Engineer
12 15 (4.67%) Software Test Engineer
12 15 (4.67%) Test Engineer
13 14 (4.36%) Service Desk Engineer
14 13 (4.05%) Architect
14 13 (4.05%) Development Engineer
14 13 (4.05%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 13 (4.05%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (7.79%) Web Services
2 16 (4.98%) Elastic Stack
3 15 (4.67%) JSON
3 15 (4.67%) Sensu
3 15 (4.67%) XML
4 13 (4.05%) RESTful
5 9 (2.80%) .NET
6 8 (2.49%) Kafka
6 8 (2.49%) Spark Streaming
7 7 (2.18%) Cocoa
7 7 (2.18%) Cocoa Touch
7 7 (2.18%) Core Animation
7 7 (2.18%) Core Data
7 7 (2.18%) Dagger
7 7 (2.18%) RxJava
7 7 (2.18%) RxSwift
8 6 (1.87%) Retrofit
9 5 (1.56%) Node.js
10 3 (0.93%) Middleware
11 2 (0.62%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.10%) Computer Science
2 24 (7.48%) Management Information System
3 21 (6.54%) Public Cloud
4 16 (4.98%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (4.98%) Private Cloud
5 14 (4.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 12 (3.74%) User Experience
7 10 (3.12%) Cloud Native
8 7 (2.18%) Animation
8 7 (2.18%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (1.87%) CMDB
9 6 (1.87%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.87%) Internet of Things
9 6 (1.87%) PMI
10 3 (0.93%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.93%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.62%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (0.62%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 155 (48.29%) Linux
2 97 (30.22%) Windows
3 29 (9.03%) Unix
4 24 (7.48%) Windows Server
5 15 (4.67%) Apple iOS
6 14 (4.36%) Android
7 13 (4.05%) CentOS
8 7 (2.18%) Debian
9 6 (1.87%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.93%) pSOS
11 3 (0.93%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.62%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.31%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (66.04%) DevOps
2 160 (49.84%) Agile Software Development
3 137 (42.68%) Continuous Integration
4 53 (16.51%) ITIL
5 43 (13.40%) TDD
6 38 (11.84%) Open Source
7 36 (11.21%) Test Automation
8 34 (10.59%) BDD
9 33 (10.28%) Continuous Delivery
9 33 (10.28%) Deployment Automation
9 33 (10.28%) Problem-Solving
10 31 (9.66%) Analytics
11 30 (9.35%) Continuous Improvement
12 28 (8.72%) Incident Management
13 26 (8.10%) Problem Management
14 25 (7.79%) Change Management
15 24 (7.48%) Mentoring
15 24 (7.48%) Scrum
16 23 (7.17%) Service Management
17 22 (6.85%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 126 (39.25%) Python
2 84 (26.17%) Ruby
3 75 (23.36%) Java
4 50 (15.58%) SQL
5 39 (12.15%) Bash Shell
6 28 (8.72%) Go
7 26 (8.10%) PowerShell
8 23 (7.17%) Perl
9 19 (5.92%) Shell Script
10 15 (4.67%) PHP
11 14 (4.36%) C#
12 10 (3.12%) JavaScript
13 8 (2.49%) Objective-C
13 8 (2.49%) Scala
14 7 (2.18%) Apple Swift
15 6 (1.87%) Groovy
16 3 (0.93%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.62%) C++
17 2 (0.62%) COBOL
17 2 (0.62%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (10.28%) Degree
2 24 (7.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (2.80%) Security Cleared
4 8 (2.49%) AWS Certification
4 8 (2.49%) Numerate Degree
4 8 (2.49%) PMI Certification
5 5 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.25%) RHCE
6 4 (1.25%) RHCSA
7 3 (0.93%) CIMA
7 3 (0.93%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.62%) CCNA
8 2 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.62%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.62%) PMP
8 2 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.62%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.31%) CSQA
9 1 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.72%) QA
2 15 (4.67%) Data Quality
3 12 (3.74%) PMO
4 11 (3.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (2.18%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.93%) SLA
7 1 (0.31%) COBIT
7 1 (0.31%) ISO 15765
System Software
1 115 (35.83%) Docker
2 61 (19.00%) Active Directory
3 42 (13.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (8.72%) Hyper-V
5 25 (7.79%) Xen
6 19 (5.92%) VirtualBox
7 18 (5.61%) KVM
8 8 (2.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 8 (2.49%) vSphere
9 7 (2.18%) XenServer
10 2 (0.62%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.62%) Varnish
11 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 163 (50.78%) Opscode Chef
1 163 (50.78%) Puppet
2 157 (48.91%) Ansible
3 77 (23.99%) Kubernetes
3 77 (23.99%) Terraform
4 40 (12.46%) Packer
5 31 (9.66%) Graphite
6 23 (7.17%) Docker Swarm
7 21 (6.54%) Salt
8 20 (6.23%) Consul
9 19 (5.92%) Nagios
10 17 (5.30%) Grafana
11 16 (4.98%) Prometheus
12 14 (4.36%) Opsview
12 14 (4.36%) ZABBIX
13 11 (3.43%) SCCM
14 10 (3.12%) Cobbler
14 10 (3.12%) Mesos
15 3 (0.93%) Tivoli
16 2 (0.62%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 52 (16.20%) Microsoft
2 46 (14.33%) VMware
3 29 (9.03%) Google
4 24 (7.48%) Oracle
5 21 (6.54%) Red Hat
6 17 (5.30%) IBM
7 13 (4.05%) Remedy
8 10 (3.12%) Intapp
9 9 (2.80%) Aquila
10 8 (2.49%) Apple
10 8 (2.49%) CA Agile Central
11 6 (1.87%) Citrix
12 5 (1.56%) SaltStack
13 4 (1.25%) ServiceNow
14 3 (0.93%) Cisco
14 3 (0.93%) Splunk
15 2 (0.62%) Atlassian
15 2 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
16 1 (0.31%) Qualys
16 1 (0.31%) ZyXEL