Period
to 23 September 2017

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 23 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
England > North West
6 months to
23 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 181 217
Rank change year-on-year +46 +36 -1
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 296 186 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.27% 1.56% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 1.76% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 241 149 107
North West median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,750 £31,700 £27,500
90th Percentile £64,000 £60,000 £78,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 11692 10596 11794
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.76% 88.71% 89.64%
Number of salaries quoted 9319 8878 9698
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £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 23 September 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 6 months to 23 September 2017. 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 +26 221 £50,000 +11.11% 10
Cheshire 0 45 £45,000 - 3
Merseyside +1 13 £52,500 +45.83% 2
Cumbria +6 7 £37,500 +36.36%
Lancashire +1 6 £32,500 -35.00% 2
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 132 (44.59%) Linux
2 128 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (42.23%) Puppet
4 103 (34.80%) DevOps
5 88 (29.73%) Opscode Chef
6 85 (28.72%) Python
7 82 (27.70%) Unix
8 76 (25.68%) Jenkins
9 70 (23.65%) Windows
10 63 (21.28%) Continuous Integration
11 62 (20.95%) SQL
12 59 (19.93%) Amazon AWS
13 56 (18.92%) Bash Shell
13 56 (18.92%) Test Automation
13 56 (18.92%) Java
14 54 (18.24%) Oracle
15 52 (17.57%) Ruby
16 51 (17.23%) ITIL
17 46 (15.54%) Active Directory
17 46 (15.54%) Ansible
18 40 (13.51%) Degree
18 40 (13.51%) Microsoft
18 40 (13.51%) Scrum
19 39 (13.18%) SDLC
20 37 (12.50%) SQL Server
21 36 (12.16%) TDD
22 34 (11.49%) Web Services
23 33 (11.15%) BDD
23 33 (11.15%) Test Scripting
23 33 (11.15%) Selenium

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 27 (9.12%) OpenStack
2 25 (8.45%) CloudStack
3 18 (6.08%) Apache
4 13 (4.39%) MS Exchange
5 10 (3.38%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (2.70%) nginx
7 7 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (2.36%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.69%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.01%) CMS
10 2 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.68%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.34%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.34%) IIS
11 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 16 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.69%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.34%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 59 (19.93%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (9.80%) GitHub
3 18 (6.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (4.73%) AWS CloudFormation
5 13 (4.39%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (3.04%) OpenShift
7 6 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.35%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.35%) Office 365
9 3 (1.01%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.68%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.68%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.68%) SaaS
11 1 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.34%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 28 (9.46%) Firewall
2 25 (8.45%) Ethernet
3 22 (7.43%) Internet
4 18 (6.08%) TCP/IP
4 18 (6.08%) WAN
5 17 (5.74%) DNS
6 14 (4.73%) VoIP
7 13 (4.39%) BGP
7 13 (4.39%) Broadband
7 13 (4.39%) MRTG
7 13 (4.39%) SNMP
7 13 (4.39%) TACACS
7 13 (4.39%) VPN
7 13 (4.39%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (3.38%) LAN
8 10 (3.38%) NetScaler
8 10 (3.38%) Unified Communications
9 9 (3.04%) MPLS
10 8 (2.70%) Profibus
11 7 (2.36%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 27 (9.12%) MySQL
3 14 (4.73%) MongoDB
4 11 (3.72%) MS Access
5 9 (3.04%) Big Data
6 6 (2.03%) Redis
7 5 (1.69%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.69%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.35%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.01%) CouchDB
10 2 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.68%) IDOL
10 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.34%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.34%) Impala
11 1 (0.34%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 76 (25.68%) Jenkins
2 33 (11.15%) Selenium
3 28 (9.46%) Git (software)
4 27 (9.12%) Cucumber
4 27 (9.12%) WebDriver
5 11 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (3.72%) Vagrant
6 10 (3.38%) JIRA
7 9 (3.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 8 (2.70%) Maven
8 8 (2.70%) Robot Framework
9 7 (2.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (2.36%) Subversion
10 6 (2.03%) JUnit
11 5 (1.69%) JSUnit
11 5 (1.69%) Ranorex
11 5 (1.69%) Travis CI
12 4 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (1.35%) SpecFlow
13 3 (1.01%) Hudson
General
1 29 (9.80%) Finance
2 25 (8.45%) Banking
2 25 (8.45%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.72%) Retail
4 10 (3.38%) Automotive
5 8 (2.70%) French Language
5 8 (2.70%) German Language
5 8 (2.70%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.70%) Japanese Language
6 7 (2.36%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (2.03%) Legal
8 5 (1.69%) Law
9 4 (1.35%) Games
10 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.34%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 69 (23.31%) DevOps Engineer
2 34 (11.49%) Platform Engineer
3 30 (10.14%) Analyst
4 29 (9.80%) Tester
5 27 (9.12%) Automation Tester
6 24 (8.11%) Administrator
7 23 (7.77%) Senior Automation Tester
7 23 (7.77%) Senior Tester
8 21 (7.09%) Linux Engineer
9 20 (6.76%) Network Engineer
10 19 (6.42%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 19 (6.42%) Systems Administrator
11 18 (6.08%) Linux Administrator
11 18 (6.08%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 17 (5.74%) Cloud Engineer
12 17 (5.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 16 (5.41%) AWS Engineer
13 16 (5.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 14 (4.73%) AWS DevOps
15 13 (4.39%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (11.49%) Web Services
2 27 (9.12%) Gherkin
3 20 (6.76%) LAMP
4 15 (5.07%) .NET
5 14 (4.73%) HTML
6 12 (4.05%) XML
7 11 (3.72%) CSS
7 11 (3.72%) Node.js
8 10 (3.38%) Middleware
9 9 (3.04%) JSON
10 7 (2.36%) HTML5
10 7 (2.36%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (2.36%) RESTful
11 6 (2.03%) CSS3
11 6 (2.03%) Kafka
12 5 (1.69%) AngularJS
12 5 (1.69%) Java EE
12 5 (1.69%) jQuery
12 5 (1.69%) Spring
13 4 (1.35%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.41%) iPad
2 15 (5.07%) Computer Science
3 14 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.39%) CMDB
5 10 (3.38%) Data Centre
5 10 (3.38%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (3.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 9 (3.04%) Handset
6 9 (3.04%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.70%) Public Cloud
7 8 (2.70%) SCADA
8 7 (2.36%) Driving Licence
9 6 (2.03%) NHS
10 4 (1.35%) Clustering
10 4 (1.35%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
11 2 (0.68%) PMI
11 2 (0.68%) User Experience
12 1 (0.34%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 132 (44.59%) Linux
2 82 (27.70%) Unix
3 70 (23.65%) Windows
4 24 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (7.77%) Windows Server
6 21 (7.09%) CentOS
7 13 (4.39%) Windows 7
8 11 (3.72%) Ubuntu
9 8 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (2.36%) Windows 8
11 6 (2.03%) SUSE
11 6 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (1.69%) Debian
12 5 (1.69%) Solaris
13 4 (1.35%) AIX
13 4 (1.35%) HPUX
13 4 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.68%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (34.80%) DevOps
3 63 (21.28%) Continuous Integration
4 56 (18.92%) Test Automation
5 51 (17.23%) ITIL
6 40 (13.51%) Scrum
7 39 (13.18%) SDLC
8 36 (12.16%) TDD
9 33 (11.15%) BDD
9 33 (11.15%) Test Scripting
10 28 (9.46%) Mentoring
11 27 (9.12%) RUP
12 26 (8.78%) Software Engineering
13 25 (8.45%) DSDM
13 25 (8.45%) Open Source
14 24 (8.11%) System Integration Testing
15 22 (7.43%) Process Improvement
15 22 (7.43%) Service Management
16 20 (6.76%) Change Control
17 19 (6.42%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (28.72%) Python
2 62 (20.95%) SQL
3 56 (18.92%) Bash Shell
3 56 (18.92%) Java
4 52 (17.57%) Ruby
5 30 (10.14%) C#
6 26 (8.78%) Shell Script
7 20 (6.76%) PowerShell
8 16 (5.41%) JavaScript
8 16 (5.41%) Perl
9 13 (4.39%) PHP
10 6 (2.03%) C++
11 5 (1.69%) C
12 3 (1.01%) VBA
13 1 (0.34%) Go
13 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (13.51%) Degree
2 20 (6.76%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (6.42%) CCNP
4 10 (3.38%) CCIE
4 10 (3.38%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (3.38%) MCP
4 10 (3.38%) MCSA
4 10 (3.38%) MCSE
4 10 (3.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (3.04%) ISEB
5 9 (3.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (2.70%) ISTQB
6 8 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (2.70%) JNCIP
7 2 (0.68%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.68%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.68%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.68%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.68%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.08%) SLA
2 14 (4.73%) PCI DSS
3 13 (4.39%) QA
4 6 (2.03%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 46 (15.54%) Active Directory
2 28 (9.46%) Docker
3 25 (8.45%) vSphere
3 25 (8.45%) Xen
3 25 (8.45%) XenServer
4 14 (4.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (3.04%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.35%) Terminal Server
7 3 (1.01%) vCloud
8 2 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.68%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.34%) etcd
9 1 (0.34%) flannel
9 1 (0.34%) HDFS
9 1 (0.34%) KVM
9 1 (0.34%) NFS
9 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 125 (42.23%) Puppet
2 88 (29.73%) Opscode Chef
3 46 (15.54%) Ansible
4 26 (8.78%) Cobbler
5 25 (8.45%) Tivoli
6 22 (7.43%) Terraform
7 20 (6.76%) Kubernetes
8 14 (4.73%) Cacti
8 14 (4.73%) Nagios
8 14 (4.73%) SCCM
9 13 (4.39%) OpenNMS
9 13 (4.39%) RANCID
10 10 (3.38%) Packer
11 9 (3.04%) Ganglia
11 9 (3.04%) Salt
12 7 (2.36%) Cisco CUCM
13 5 (1.69%) Docker Swarm
14 4 (1.35%) SCOM
15 1 (0.34%) Kibana
15 1 (0.34%) logstash
Vendors
1 54 (18.24%) Oracle
2 40 (13.51%) Microsoft
3 32 (10.81%) Cisco
4 28 (9.46%) Red Hat
5 25 (8.45%) EnterpriseDB
6 23 (7.77%) Juniper
7 19 (6.42%) VMware
8 16 (5.41%) Citrix
9 15 (5.07%) Ericsson
10 13 (4.39%) Google
10 13 (4.39%) Huawei
11 12 (4.05%) SaltStack
12 11 (3.72%) ServiceNow
13 10 (3.38%) F5
13 10 (3.38%) Riverbed
14 9 (3.04%) BroadSoft
14 9 (3.04%) Tableau
15 8 (2.70%) Siemens
15 8 (2.70%) Veeam
15 8 (2.70%) Zerto