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

Configuration Management
England > North West
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 139 192
Rank change year-on-year +14 +53 +32
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 328 290 174
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.62% 2.20% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 2.41% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 255 234 152
North West median annual salary £46,250 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.50% +17.65% +13.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,275 £27,050
90th Percentile £65,750 £66,025 £57,825
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 11,391 12,036 10,354
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.15% 91.12% 89.69%
Number of salaries quoted 9,194 9,777 8,643
North West median annual salary £44,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.54% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 July 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 July 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 -2 185 £47,250 -5.50% 33
Cheshire +27 85 £54,500 -0.91% 8
Merseyside +37 36 £35,000 +20.69% 1
Cumbria 0 13 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Lancashire +8 5 £44,000 +35.38% 4
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 181 (55.18%) DevOps
2 157 (47.87%) Linux
3 137 (41.77%) Continuous Integration
4 133 (40.55%) Puppet
5 132 (40.24%) Ansible
6 128 (39.02%) Amazon AWS
7 127 (38.72%) Agile Software Development
8 123 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
9 120 (36.59%) Python
10 113 (34.45%) Jenkins
11 101 (30.79%) Windows
12 97 (29.57%) Microsoft Azure
13 76 (23.17%) Docker
14 75 (22.87%) Ruby
15 74 (22.56%) Java
15 74 (22.56%) Microsoft
16 71 (21.65%) Git (software)
17 68 (20.73%) Active Directory
18 66 (20.12%) SQL
18 66 (20.12%) Terraform
19 64 (19.51%) ITIL
20 60 (18.29%) Bash Shell
21 56 (17.07%) Test Automation
22 49 (14.94%) Kubernetes
23 47 (14.33%) Finance
24 46 (14.02%) Service Management
24 46 (14.02%) Degree
25 45 (13.72%) JIRA
26 44 (13.41%) Problem-Solving
27 42 (12.80%) SQL Server

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 29 (8.84%) Apache
2 24 (7.32%) nginx
3 23 (7.01%) IIS
4 18 (5.49%) SharePoint
5 16 (4.88%) OpenStack
6 13 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (3.96%) MS Exchange
6 13 (3.96%) Skype for Business
7 7 (2.13%) Cloud Foundry
7 7 (2.13%) CloudStack
7 7 (2.13%) Confluence
8 6 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.22%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.22%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.91%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.61%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.61%) JBoss
11 2 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (4.27%) Elite 3E
1 14 (4.27%) Workfront
2 1 (0.30%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 128 (39.02%) Amazon AWS
2 97 (29.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (10.98%) Google Cloud Platform
4 23 (7.01%) AWS CloudFormation
5 15 (4.57%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (3.35%) OpenShift
7 10 (3.05%) IaaS
8 9 (2.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 9 (2.74%) Amazon ELB
8 9 (2.74%) Amazon S3
8 9 (2.74%) Office 365
8 9 (2.74%) Route 53
8 9 (2.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 8 (2.44%) GitHub
10 6 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (1.22%) SaaS
12 2 (0.61%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.61%) PaaS
12 2 (0.61%) Serverless
13 1 (0.30%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 37 (11.28%) TCP/IP
2 31 (9.45%) Firewall
3 29 (8.84%) Internet
4 24 (7.32%) SSL
5 23 (7.01%) DNS
5 23 (7.01%) HTTP
6 18 (5.49%) VPN
7 10 (3.05%) WAN
8 9 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (2.44%) Bluetooth
9 8 (2.44%) SAN
10 7 (2.13%) Broadband
10 7 (2.13%) NAS
11 6 (1.83%) VoIP
12 5 (1.52%) Ethernet
13 4 (1.22%) LAN
13 4 (1.22%) VLAN
13 4 (1.22%) xDSL
14 3 (0.91%) Network Security
15 2 (0.61%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (12.80%) SQL Server
2 23 (7.01%) MySQL
3 15 (4.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (3.35%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (2.74%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (1.83%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.83%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.52%) Big Data
7 5 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.91%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.61%) Amazon Athena
9 2 (0.61%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.61%) Flink
9 2 (0.61%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.61%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.30%) InfluxDB
10 1 (0.30%) OLAP Cube
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.30%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 113 (34.45%) Jenkins
2 71 (21.65%) Git (software)
3 45 (13.72%) JIRA
4 27 (8.23%) Vagrant
5 26 (7.93%) Selenium
6 24 (7.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 20 (6.10%) Subversion
8 16 (4.88%) Maven
8 16 (4.88%) SoapUI
8 16 (4.88%) WebDriver
9 9 (2.74%) Bitbucket
9 9 (2.74%) Hudson
10 6 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (1.52%) SonarQube
11 5 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (1.52%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.52%) Travis CI
12 4 (1.22%) CocoaPods
12 4 (1.22%) Ranorex
General
1 47 (14.33%) Finance
2 21 (6.40%) Law
3 20 (6.10%) Banking
4 16 (4.88%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.74%) Retail
6 6 (1.83%) Back Office
6 6 (1.83%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.52%) Automotive
8 4 (1.22%) Games
9 2 (0.61%) French Language
9 2 (0.61%) German Language
9 2 (0.61%) Japanese Language
9 2 (0.61%) Marketing
10 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 144 (43.90%) DevOps Engineer
2 44 (13.41%) Developer
3 32 (9.76%) Analyst
4 31 (9.45%) Senior DevOps
5 30 (9.15%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 27 (8.23%) Linux Engineer
7 25 (7.62%) Lead DevOps
8 22 (6.71%) Applications Support
8 22 (6.71%) Support Engineer
9 20 (6.10%) Lead DevOps Engineer
9 20 (6.10%) Software Engineer
10 19 (5.79%) AWS Engineer
10 19 (5.79%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 19 (5.79%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 18 (5.49%) Software Test Engineer
11 18 (5.49%) Test Engineer
12 16 (4.88%) AWS DevOps
12 16 (4.88%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 16 (4.88%) Development Engineer
13 15 (4.57%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (9.15%) Web Services
2 25 (7.62%) .NET
3 19 (5.79%) Node.js
4 14 (4.27%) .NET Framework
4 14 (4.27%) JSON
4 14 (4.27%) RESTful
5 13 (3.96%) Servlets
6 12 (3.66%) LAMP
7 11 (3.35%) XML
8 8 (2.44%) WSGI
9 6 (1.83%) Elastic Stack
10 5 (1.52%) Middleware
10 5 (1.52%) Sensu
11 4 (1.22%) Cocoa
11 4 (1.22%) Cocoa Touch
11 4 (1.22%) Core Animation
11 4 (1.22%) Core Data
11 4 (1.22%) HTML
11 4 (1.22%) RxJava
11 4 (1.22%) RxSwift
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.89%) Management Information System
2 24 (7.32%) Computer Science
3 18 (5.49%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (4.27%) Private Cloud
5 11 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.35%) PMI
6 10 (3.05%) Public Cloud
7 9 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (2.44%) Cloud Native
8 8 (2.44%) User Experience
9 7 (2.13%) CMDB
9 7 (2.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 7 (2.13%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.22%) Animation
11 4 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.91%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.91%) Enterprise Cloud
12 3 (0.91%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.91%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 157 (47.87%) Linux
2 101 (30.79%) Windows
3 33 (10.06%) Windows Server
4 26 (7.93%) Unix
5 19 (5.79%) CentOS
6 17 (5.18%) Debian
7 16 (4.88%) Apple iOS
8 12 (3.66%) Android
9 3 (0.91%) pSOS
10 2 (0.61%) Kali Linux
10 2 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.61%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.30%) AIX
11 1 (0.30%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.30%) Solaris
11 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (55.18%) DevOps
2 137 (41.77%) Continuous Integration
3 127 (38.72%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (19.51%) ITIL
5 56 (17.07%) Test Automation
6 46 (14.02%) Service Management
7 44 (13.41%) Problem-Solving
8 38 (11.59%) Continuous Improvement
9 36 (10.98%) Deployment Automation
10 35 (10.67%) TDD
11 33 (10.06%) Continuous Delivery
12 32 (9.76%) BDD
13 31 (9.45%) Change Control
14 28 (8.54%) Disaster Recovery
14 28 (8.54%) Statistics
15 25 (7.62%) Incident Management
15 25 (7.62%) Mentoring
15 25 (7.62%) Risk Management
16 23 (7.01%) Open Source
16 23 (7.01%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 120 (36.59%) Python
2 75 (22.87%) Ruby
3 74 (22.56%) Java
4 66 (20.12%) SQL
5 60 (18.29%) Bash Shell
6 27 (8.23%) PowerShell
7 26 (7.93%) PHP
8 22 (6.71%) C#
9 18 (5.49%) Shell Script
10 16 (4.88%) Perl
10 16 (4.88%) T-SQL
11 15 (4.57%) Go
12 14 (4.27%) VBA
13 13 (3.96%) Groovy
14 10 (3.05%) C++
15 8 (2.44%) Objective-C
16 7 (2.13%) JavaScript
17 4 (1.22%) Apple Swift
18 2 (0.61%) Java 8
18 2 (0.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (14.02%) Degree
2 23 (7.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (5.49%) Security Cleared
4 14 (4.27%) MCP
4 14 (4.27%) MCSA
4 14 (4.27%) MCSE
4 14 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (3.66%) PMI Certification
6 10 (3.05%) SC Cleared
7 9 (2.74%) Master's Degree
8 8 (2.44%) ISTQB
9 6 (1.83%) CCNA
9 6 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.52%) CIMA
11 4 (1.22%) ISEB
11 4 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (1.22%) RHCE
11 4 (1.22%) RHCSA
12 3 (0.91%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.91%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (9.76%) QA
2 18 (5.49%) GCP
3 15 (4.57%) PMO
4 14 (4.27%) Data Quality
5 11 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (2.74%) SLA
7 5 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (1.52%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.30%) COBIT
8 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.30%) ISO 15765
System Software
1 76 (23.17%) Docker
2 68 (20.73%) Active Directory
3 35 (10.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (9.15%) Hyper-V
5 25 (7.62%) Xen
6 19 (5.79%) VirtualBox
7 18 (5.49%) KVM
8 11 (3.35%) Varnish
9 7 (2.13%) vSphere
9 7 (2.13%) XenServer
10 3 (0.91%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.91%) GlusterFS
11 1 (0.30%) NFS
11 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 133 (40.55%) Puppet
2 132 (40.24%) Ansible
3 123 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
4 66 (20.12%) Terraform
5 49 (14.94%) Kubernetes
6 29 (8.84%) Packer
7 28 (8.54%) Salt
8 26 (7.93%) Nagios
9 20 (6.10%) Graphite
10 16 (4.88%) Grafana
11 13 (3.96%) Consul
12 11 (3.35%) SCCM
13 9 (2.74%) Docker Swarm
14 8 (2.44%) HAProxy
15 7 (2.13%) Opsview
15 7 (2.13%) ZABBIX
16 6 (1.83%) Prometheus
17 4 (1.22%) Cobbler
18 3 (0.91%) Tivoli
19 2 (0.61%) Nessus
Vendors
1 74 (22.56%) Microsoft
2 38 (11.59%) VMware
3 32 (9.76%) Google
4 30 (9.15%) Oracle
5 19 (5.79%) Intapp
6 17 (5.18%) IBM
7 14 (4.27%) Red Hat
7 14 (4.27%) Reuters
7 14 (4.27%) SAP
8 13 (3.96%) Capita
8 13 (3.96%) Remedy
9 11 (3.35%) Splunk
10 10 (3.05%) SaltStack
11 9 (2.74%) New Relic
12 8 (2.44%) Apple
13 7 (2.13%) Cisco
14 5 (1.52%) Citrix
15 4 (1.22%) Ivanti
15 4 (1.22%) ServiceNow
16 3 (0.91%) Telerik