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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
England / North West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 155 166
Rank change year-on-year +51 +11  
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 159 81 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.58% 1.41% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.86% 1.60% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 135 72 66
Median salary £52,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.52% +13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.55% -  

Configuration Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 5561 5072 5850
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.36% 87.98% 88.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4626 4217 4701
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Configuration Management as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +32 131 £52,500 +16.66% 17
Cheshire +24 25 £55,000 +74.60% 3
Merseyside -8 3 £45,000 +38.46%
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing Configuration Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 150 (48.86%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (38.11%) Puppet
3 115 (37.46%) Linux
4 106 (34.53%) DevOps
5 102 (33.22%) Continuous Integration
6 99 (32.25%) Python
7 91 (29.64%) Opscode Chef
8 80 (26.06%) Java
9 77 (25.08%) SQL
10 72 (23.45%) Jenkins
11 63 (20.52%) Unix
12 62 (20.20%) ITIL
13 60 (19.54%) Ruby
13 60 (19.54%) Scrum
14 56 (18.24%) TDD
14 56 (18.24%) Windows
15 55 (17.92%) Oracle
16 51 (16.61%) SDLC
17 50 (16.29%) Ansible
18 47 (15.31%) Amazon AWS
19 45 (14.66%) Bash Shell
19 45 (14.66%) Automated Testing
20 44 (14.33%) Active Directory
21 43 (14.01%) Microsoft
21 43 (14.01%) Test Automation
21 43 (14.01%) BDD
22 42 (13.68%) Test Scripting
23 40 (13.03%) Perl
23 40 (13.03%) Finance
24 37 (12.05%) Shell Script

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 32 (10.42%) OpenStack
2 28 (9.12%) CloudStack
3 15 (4.89%) WebLogic
4 10 (3.26%) Apache Pig
4 10 (3.26%) Apache Spark
5 9 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (2.93%) MS Exchange
6 8 (2.61%) JBoss
6 8 (2.61%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.95%) Apache
7 6 (1.95%) IIS
8 4 (1.30%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.98%) Confluence
9 3 (0.98%) nginx
10 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.65%) GroupWise
10 2 (0.65%) SAS
10 2 (0.65%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (2.61%) MS Office
2 7 (2.28%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.95%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.30%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (0.33%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 47 (15.31%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (7.49%) SaaS
3 19 (6.19%) GitHub
4 15 (4.89%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (1.95%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (1.63%) IaaS
7 4 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.98%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.65%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.65%) PaaS
10 1 (0.33%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (10.10%) Firewall
2 26 (8.47%) Internet
3 25 (8.14%) DNS
3 25 (8.14%) WAN
4 22 (7.17%) LAN
5 19 (6.19%) Broadband
6 17 (5.54%) Ethernet
7 15 (4.89%) TACACS
7 15 (4.89%) Wi-Fi
8 14 (4.56%) NetScaler
9 13 (4.23%) VoIP
10 12 (3.91%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (3.58%) TCP/IP
12 8 (2.61%) Asterisk PBX
12 8 (2.61%) BGP
12 8 (2.61%) MPLS
12 8 (2.61%) MRTG
12 8 (2.61%) SNMP
13 7 (2.28%) DHCP
13 7 (2.28%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.17%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.91%) Hadoop
2 12 (3.91%) NoSQL
3 11 (3.58%) Big Data
4 10 (3.26%) Apache Hive
4 10 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (3.26%) HBase
4 10 (3.26%) Impala
5 8 (2.61%) Relational Database
5 8 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.95%) MySQL
8 4 (1.30%) Redis
8 4 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.98%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.65%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 72 (23.45%) Jenkins
2 35 (11.40%) Git (software)
3 30 (9.77%) Selenium
4 27 (8.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (6.51%) Cucumber
5 20 (6.51%) WebDriver
6 18 (5.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 17 (5.54%) TeamCity
8 14 (4.56%) GoCD
9 13 (4.23%) Hudson
10 11 (3.58%) MSBuild
11 10 (3.26%) Octopus Deploy
11 10 (3.26%) Vagrant
12 9 (2.93%) Maven
12 9 (2.93%) Subversion
13 7 (2.28%) Ant
13 7 (2.28%) Bitbucket
13 7 (2.28%) Gradle
14 6 (1.95%) Mercurial
15 5 (1.63%) JIRA
General
1 40 (13.03%) Finance
2 20 (6.51%) Telecoms
3 18 (5.86%) Retail
4 10 (3.26%) Banking
5 7 (2.28%) Games
6 3 (0.98%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (0.98%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.65%) Legal
8 1 (0.33%) Advertising
8 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.33%) Avionics
8 1 (0.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 81 (26.38%) DevOps Engineer
2 39 (12.70%) Platform Engineer
3 29 (9.45%) Developer
4 26 (8.47%) Linux Engineer
5 21 (6.84%) Automation Tester
5 21 (6.84%) Test Engineer
5 21 (6.84%) Tester
6 20 (6.51%) AWS Engineer
6 20 (6.51%) Test Automation Engineer
7 18 (5.86%) Cloud Engineer
7 18 (5.86%) Senior Automation Tester
7 18 (5.86%) Senior Tester
7 18 (5.86%) Software Engineer
8 17 (5.54%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 17 (5.54%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 15 (4.89%) Consultant
10 14 (4.56%) Automation Engineer
10 14 (4.56%) Environment Manager
10 14 (4.56%) Principal Engineer
11 13 (4.23%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.79%) Web Services
2 20 (6.51%) Gherkin
3 19 (6.19%) .NET
4 14 (4.56%) Oracle Fusion
5 10 (3.26%) Kafka
6 9 (2.93%) HTML
6 9 (2.93%) JSON
7 8 (2.61%) AngularJS
8 7 (2.28%) REST
9 6 (1.95%) Apache Camel
9 6 (1.95%) HTML5
9 6 (1.95%) J2EE
9 6 (1.95%) Node.js
9 6 (1.95%) Spring
10 5 (1.63%) RESTful
10 5 (1.63%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (1.63%) Spring Integration
11 4 (1.30%) XML
12 3 (0.98%) FreeSWITCH
12 3 (0.98%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.56%) Data Centre
3 13 (4.23%) CMDB
4 9 (2.93%) Clustering
4 9 (2.93%) iPad
5 8 (2.61%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (1.63%) Handset
6 5 (1.63%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.98%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.98%) PMI
8 3 (0.98%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.98%) User Experience
9 2 (0.65%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 115 (37.46%) Linux
2 63 (20.52%) Unix
3 56 (18.24%) Windows
4 24 (7.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 24 (7.82%) Windows Server
5 12 (3.91%) CentOS
6 10 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (2.93%) Solaris
7 9 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (2.61%) Debian
8 8 (2.61%) Windows 7
9 7 (2.28%) AIX
9 7 (2.28%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.63%) Android
10 5 (1.63%) Ubuntu
11 4 (1.30%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.98%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.33%) Fedora
13 1 (0.33%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (48.86%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (34.53%) DevOps
3 102 (33.22%) Continuous Integration
4 62 (20.20%) ITIL
5 60 (19.54%) Scrum
6 56 (18.24%) TDD
7 51 (16.61%) SDLC
8 45 (14.66%) Automated Testing
9 43 (14.01%) BDD
9 43 (14.01%) Test Automation
10 42 (13.68%) Test Scripting
11 31 (10.10%) System Integration Testing
12 30 (9.77%) Change Management
12 30 (9.77%) RUP
12 30 (9.77%) Software Engineering
13 29 (9.45%) DSDM
14 25 (8.14%) Microservices
15 22 (7.17%) Automation Testing
16 21 (6.84%) E-Commerce
17 19 (6.19%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 99 (32.25%) Python
2 80 (26.06%) Java
3 77 (25.08%) SQL
4 60 (19.54%) Ruby
5 45 (14.66%) Bash Shell
6 40 (13.03%) Perl
7 37 (12.05%) Shell Script
8 30 (9.77%) C#
9 27 (8.79%) PowerShell
10 19 (6.19%) Go
11 14 (4.56%) C++
11 14 (4.56%) PHP
12 7 (2.28%) C
12 7 (2.28%) JavaScript
12 7 (2.28%) Korn
12 7 (2.28%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.63%) Groovy
14 3 (0.98%) VBScript
15 2 (0.65%) R
15 2 (0.65%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (5.86%) CCNP
1 18 (5.86%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (4.56%) ISEB
3 8 (2.61%) JNCIP
4 7 (2.28%) Degree
5 6 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.95%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.95%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.30%) MCSE
6 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.98%) CCIE
7 3 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.98%) MCP
7 3 (0.98%) MCSA
7 3 (0.98%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.65%) RHCE
8 2 (0.65%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.33%) CISMP
9 1 (0.33%) CISSP
9 1 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.54%) PCI DSS
2 11 (3.58%) SLA
3 5 (1.63%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.63%) QA
4 4 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.65%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.33%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.33%) GCP
System Software
1 44 (14.33%) Active Directory
2 35 (11.40%) Docker
3 34 (11.07%) vSphere
4 29 (9.45%) Xen
5 28 (9.12%) XenServer
6 21 (6.84%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (4.23%) vCloud
8 10 (3.26%) HDFS
9 9 (2.93%) Hyper-V
10 5 (1.63%) Terminal Server
10 5 (1.63%) VirtualBox
11 4 (1.30%) KVM
12 2 (0.65%) NDS
12 2 (0.65%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 2 (0.65%) PowerHA
13 1 (0.33%) NFS
13 1 (0.33%) OpenSIPS
13 1 (0.33%) Varnish
13 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 117 (38.11%) Puppet
2 91 (29.64%) Opscode Chef
3 50 (16.29%) Ansible
4 30 (9.77%) Cobbler
5 29 (9.45%) Tivoli
6 24 (7.82%) SCCM
7 23 (7.49%) Terraform
8 19 (6.19%) Nagios
9 15 (4.89%) OpenNMS
9 15 (4.89%) RANCID
10 14 (4.56%) Salt
11 9 (2.93%) Packer
12 8 (2.61%) Cacti
13 6 (1.95%) Kubernetes
13 6 (1.95%) vMotion
14 3 (0.98%) Docker Swarm
15 2 (0.65%) CFEngine
16 1 (0.33%) FortiGate
16 1 (0.33%) Rancher
16 1 (0.33%) rkt
Vendors
1 55 (17.92%) Oracle
2 43 (14.01%) Microsoft
3 36 (11.73%) Cisco
4 29 (9.45%) Red Hat
4 29 (9.45%) VMware
5 28 (9.12%) EnterpriseDB
6 19 (6.19%) Juniper
7 18 (5.86%) Ericsson
7 18 (5.86%) Google
8 15 (4.89%) Huawei
9 11 (3.58%) SolarWinds
10 9 (2.93%) Citrix
11 8 (2.61%) Brocade
11 8 (2.61%) Zerto
12 7 (2.28%) Foundry
12 7 (2.28%) Veeam
12 7 (2.28%) ZyXEL
13 6 (1.95%) Remedy
14 5 (1.63%) Aquila
14 5 (1.63%) BroadSoft
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Bright Executive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + additional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + 10% Bonus & Additional Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Additional Benefits!
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Cheshire Datasystems Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Extensive Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £46,000 per annum dep on experience + on call allowance + bens
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bens
Posted: 27 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 23 days ago