Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
England > North West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 159 202
Rank change year-on-year +21 +43 +32
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 301 237 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.27% 1.90% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 2.11% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 257 193 118
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £28,000 £32,100 £28,700
90th Percentile £64,000 £61,250 £58,000
England median annual salary £57,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.64% +10.00% +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 11910 11208 11675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.89% 89.76% 89.42%
Number of salaries quoted 9458 9346 9650
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,750
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 24 November 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 24 November 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 +18 206 £52,500 +14.13% 16
Cheshire -4 63 £45,000 - 5
Merseyside +8 14 £47,500 +31.94% 3
Lancashire +7 11 £32,500 -39.53% 1
Cumbria +1 2 £56,000 +103.64%
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 133 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (43.19%) Linux
3 116 (38.54%) Puppet
4 110 (36.54%) DevOps
5 92 (30.56%) Python
6 90 (29.90%) Opscode Chef
7 87 (28.90%) Unix
8 85 (28.24%) Jenkins
9 70 (23.26%) Windows
9 70 (23.26%) Java
10 69 (22.92%) Continuous Integration
10 69 (22.92%) Amazon AWS
11 65 (21.59%) Bash Shell
12 61 (20.27%) Ruby
13 59 (19.60%) SQL
14 55 (18.27%) Oracle
14 55 (18.27%) ITIL
14 55 (18.27%) Ansible
15 51 (16.94%) Test Automation
16 48 (15.95%) Web Services
17 47 (15.61%) Scrum
18 46 (15.28%) SDLC
19 40 (13.29%) Finance
19 40 (13.29%) SQL Server
20 38 (12.62%) Docker
21 36 (11.96%) Selenium
21 36 (11.96%) Degree
21 36 (11.96%) TDD
22 35 (11.63%) Microsoft
22 35 (11.63%) Active Directory

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 19 (6.31%) OpenStack
2 18 (5.98%) Apache
2 18 (5.98%) CloudStack
3 16 (5.32%) MS Exchange
4 12 (3.99%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (3.99%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.33%) nginx
5 7 (2.33%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.66%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.00%) Confluence
8 2 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.66%) IIS
9 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.33%) CMS
9 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 13 (4.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (3.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.66%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 69 (22.92%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (9.30%) GitHub
3 23 (7.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (4.98%) AWS CloudFormation
5 13 (4.32%) OpenShift
6 11 (3.65%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (3.32%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (1.99%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (1.00%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (1.00%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.00%) Serverless
10 2 (0.66%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (0.66%) Office 365
10 2 (0.66%) SaaS
11 1 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.33%) Loggly
11 1 (0.33%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 33 (10.96%) Firewall
2 27 (8.97%) Ethernet
3 21 (6.98%) Internet
4 20 (6.64%) VPN
5 16 (5.32%) DNS
6 15 (4.98%) Broadband
6 15 (4.98%) TCP/IP
7 14 (4.65%) BGP
7 14 (4.65%) MRTG
7 14 (4.65%) SNMP
7 14 (4.65%) TACACS
7 14 (4.65%) Wi-Fi
8 13 (4.32%) VoIP
9 12 (3.99%) WAN
10 11 (3.65%) LAN
11 9 (2.99%) MPLS
12 8 (2.66%) AMQP
12 8 (2.66%) Profibus
12 8 (2.66%) SAN
13 7 (2.33%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (13.29%) SQL Server
2 25 (8.31%) MySQL
3 17 (5.65%) MongoDB
4 13 (4.32%) MS Access
5 8 (2.66%) Big Data
6 6 (1.99%) Redis
7 5 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.33%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.33%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (1.00%) CouchDB
9 3 (1.00%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.33%) Riak
11 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 85 (28.24%) Jenkins
2 36 (11.96%) Selenium
3 33 (10.96%) Git (software)
4 29 (9.63%) Cucumber
5 27 (8.97%) WebDriver
6 18 (5.98%) Vagrant
7 13 (4.32%) JIRA
7 13 (4.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 9 (2.99%) Maven
9 8 (2.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (2.66%) Robot Framework
9 8 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (1.99%) JUnit
11 5 (1.66%) Hudson
11 5 (1.66%) JSUnit
11 5 (1.66%) Ranorex
11 5 (1.66%) Subversion
11 5 (1.66%) Travis CI
12 4 (1.33%) SpecFlow
13 3 (1.00%) GitLab
General
1 40 (13.29%) Finance
2 30 (9.97%) Banking
3 19 (6.31%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.32%) Automotive
5 9 (2.99%) Retail
6 8 (2.66%) French Language
6 8 (2.66%) German Language
6 8 (2.66%) Japanese Language
7 7 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.66%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.33%) Games
9 4 (1.33%) Law
10 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.66%) Legal
10 2 (0.66%) Retail Finance
11 1 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (24.25%) DevOps Engineer
2 36 (11.96%) Analyst
3 33 (10.96%) Tester
4 32 (10.63%) Platform Engineer
5 29 (9.63%) Automation Tester
6 25 (8.31%) Administrator
7 23 (7.64%) Senior Automation Tester
7 23 (7.64%) Senior Tester
8 21 (6.98%) AWS DevOps
9 20 (6.64%) AWS Engineer
9 20 (6.64%) Linux Engineer
9 20 (6.64%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 17 (5.65%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 17 (5.65%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 15 (4.98%) Banking Analyst
11 15 (4.98%) Systems Administrator
12 13 (4.32%) Developer
12 13 (4.32%) Network Engineer
12 13 (4.32%) Support Engineer
13 12 (3.99%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (15.95%) Web Services
2 27 (8.97%) Gherkin
3 20 (6.64%) LAMP
4 18 (5.98%) Node.js
5 14 (4.65%) Middleware
6 13 (4.32%) HTML
7 11 (3.65%) CSS
8 10 (3.32%) .NET
8 10 (3.32%) RabbitMQ
8 10 (3.32%) XML
9 8 (2.66%) HTML5
9 8 (2.66%) Kafka
10 7 (2.33%) CSS3
10 7 (2.33%) jQuery
11 6 (1.99%) AngularJS
11 6 (1.99%) JSON
11 6 (1.99%) RESTful
12 5 (1.66%) Hibernate
12 5 (1.66%) Java EE
12 5 (1.66%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.64%) Computer Science
2 15 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.99%) Data Centre
3 12 (3.99%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.65%) Driving Licence
5 10 (3.32%) iPad
6 9 (2.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 8 (2.66%) PMI
7 8 (2.66%) SCADA
8 6 (1.99%) Clustering
8 6 (1.99%) CMDB
8 6 (1.99%) Handset
8 6 (1.99%) NHS
9 4 (1.33%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.33%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.00%) User Experience
11 2 (0.66%) EPoS
12 1 (0.33%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 130 (43.19%) Linux
2 87 (28.90%) Unix
3 70 (23.26%) Windows
4 25 (8.31%) CentOS
5 19 (6.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (5.98%) Windows Server
7 11 (3.65%) Ubuntu
8 8 (2.66%) SUSE
9 7 (2.33%) Solaris
10 6 (1.99%) AIX
10 6 (1.99%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.33%) Debian
12 3 (1.00%) Amazon Linux
12 3 (1.00%) HPUX
12 3 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.66%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.33%) Fedora
14 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (36.54%) DevOps
3 69 (22.92%) Continuous Integration
4 55 (18.27%) ITIL
5 51 (16.94%) Test Automation
6 47 (15.61%) Scrum
7 46 (15.28%) SDLC
8 36 (11.96%) TDD
9 34 (11.30%) RUP
10 33 (10.96%) BDD
11 32 (10.63%) Test Scripting
12 26 (8.64%) DSDM
13 25 (8.31%) Service Management
14 24 (7.97%) Mentoring
14 24 (7.97%) Open Source
15 23 (7.64%) Process Improvement
15 23 (7.64%) System Integration Testing
16 20 (6.64%) Change Control
16 20 (6.64%) Change Management
16 20 (6.64%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 92 (30.56%) Python
2 70 (23.26%) Java
3 65 (21.59%) Bash Shell
4 61 (20.27%) Ruby
5 59 (19.60%) SQL
6 35 (11.63%) C#
7 27 (8.97%) Shell Script
8 17 (5.65%) JavaScript
9 16 (5.32%) PHP
10 14 (4.65%) Perl
11 13 (4.32%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.99%) C++
13 4 (1.33%) C
14 3 (1.00%) Go
14 3 (1.00%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.66%) VB
15 2 (0.66%) VB6
16 1 (0.33%) Scala
16 1 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (11.96%) Degree
2 16 (5.32%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (4.32%) CCNP
4 12 (3.99%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (2.66%) JNCIP
5 8 (2.66%) PMI Certification
5 8 (2.66%) Security Cleared
6 7 (2.33%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.66%) ISEB
7 5 (1.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.33%) CCIE
8 4 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.33%) MCP
8 4 (1.33%) MCSA
8 4 (1.33%) MCSE
8 4 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.33%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.00%) AWS Certification
9 3 (1.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.98%) PCI DSS
1 15 (4.98%) QA
2 11 (3.65%) SLA
3 10 (3.32%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 38 (12.62%) Docker
2 35 (11.63%) Active Directory
3 18 (5.98%) vSphere
3 18 (5.98%) Xen
3 18 (5.98%) XenServer
4 16 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.66%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.00%) vCloud
7 2 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.66%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.33%) KVM
8 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 116 (38.54%) Puppet
2 90 (29.90%) Opscode Chef
3 55 (18.27%) Ansible
4 31 (10.30%) Terraform
5 28 (9.30%) Kubernetes
6 25 (8.31%) Cobbler
7 24 (7.97%) Tivoli
8 23 (7.64%) Packer
9 16 (5.32%) Nagios
9 16 (5.32%) Salt
10 15 (4.98%) Cacti
10 15 (4.98%) SCCM
11 14 (4.65%) OpenNMS
11 14 (4.65%) RANCID
12 13 (4.32%) Ganglia
13 6 (1.99%) Docker Swarm
14 5 (1.66%) SCOM
15 4 (1.33%) Cisco CUCM
16 1 (0.33%) Kibana
16 1 (0.33%) Mesos
Vendors
1 55 (18.27%) Oracle
2 35 (11.63%) Microsoft
3 28 (9.30%) Red Hat
4 27 (8.97%) Cisco
5 24 (7.97%) EnterpriseDB
6 22 (7.31%) VMware
7 18 (5.98%) Juniper
8 16 (5.32%) SaltStack
9 15 (4.98%) Ericsson
10 14 (4.65%) Google
10 14 (4.65%) Huawei
11 13 (4.32%) ServiceNow
11 13 (4.32%) Tableau
12 11 (3.65%) Teradata
13 8 (2.66%) Citrix
13 8 (2.66%) Rockwell
13 8 (2.66%) Siemens
14 6 (1.99%) BroadSoft
14 6 (1.99%) GENBAND
14 6 (1.99%) Sonus