Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
England > North West
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 136 194
Rank change year-on-year -5 +58 +21
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 287 300 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.36% 2.41% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.57% 2.63% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 230 244 122
North West median annual salary £46,375 £52,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.67% +23.53% +13.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,250 £27,050
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £53,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +9.38%

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 11,177 11,411 9,996
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.83% 91.51% 89.67%
Number of salaries quoted 8,936 9,442 8,371
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -22 174 £52,500 - 33
Cheshire -11 64 £53,250 -3.18% 6
Merseyside +26 31 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Cumbria -3 12 £45,000 +20.00%
Lancashire - 2 £25,500 - 1
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 151 (52.61%) DevOps
2 145 (50.52%) Linux
3 119 (41.46%) Python
4 117 (40.77%) Continuous Integration
4 117 (40.77%) Puppet
5 103 (35.89%) Amazon AWS
5 103 (35.89%) Jenkins
6 100 (34.84%) Opscode Chef
7 97 (33.80%) Agile Software Development
8 95 (33.10%) Ansible
9 81 (28.22%) Windows
10 74 (25.78%) Ruby
11 73 (25.44%) Git (software)
11 73 (25.44%) Bash Shell
12 71 (24.74%) Java
13 69 (24.04%) SQL
14 66 (23.00%) Microsoft Azure
15 64 (22.30%) Microsoft
16 63 (21.95%) Docker
17 62 (21.60%) Active Directory
18 59 (20.56%) Test Automation
19 54 (18.82%) Terraform
20 49 (17.07%) Problem-Solving
20 49 (17.07%) ITIL
21 47 (16.38%) Finance
22 45 (15.68%) Service Management
23 44 (15.33%) JIRA
24 42 (14.63%) Kubernetes
25 39 (13.59%) TCP/IP
25 39 (13.59%) PHP

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 (11.15%) Apache
2 28 (9.76%) nginx
3 22 (7.67%) IIS
4 11 (3.83%) Confluence
5 9 (3.14%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.79%) OpenStack
7 7 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (2.44%) MS Exchange
7 7 (2.44%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.74%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (1.05%) CloudStack
10 2 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.35%) CMS
11 1 (0.35%) Drupal
11 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (1.74%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (5.23%) Elite 3E
1 15 (5.23%) Workfront
2 1 (0.35%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.35%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 103 (35.89%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (23.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (8.36%) Google Cloud Platform
4 23 (8.01%) AWS CloudFormation
5 19 (6.62%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (3.83%) Amazon S3
7 10 (3.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 10 (3.48%) Amazon ELB
7 10 (3.48%) Route 53
7 10 (3.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 9 (3.14%) GitHub
9 8 (2.79%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (2.09%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (2.09%) Office 365
10 6 (2.09%) Serverless
11 5 (1.74%) Amazon Kinesis
11 5 (1.74%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (1.74%) SaaS
12 4 (1.39%) IaaS
13 3 (1.05%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 39 (13.59%) TCP/IP
2 38 (13.24%) Firewall
3 33 (11.50%) DNS
4 27 (9.41%) Internet
5 22 (7.67%) VPN
6 19 (6.62%) Broadband
6 19 (6.62%) HTTP
7 16 (5.57%) Ethernet
8 15 (5.23%) SSL
9 14 (4.88%) VoIP
10 12 (4.18%) VLAN
11 11 (3.83%) SAN
11 11 (3.83%) WAN
12 10 (3.48%) BGP
12 10 (3.48%) IPv6
12 10 (3.48%) OSPF
12 10 (3.48%) SNMP
12 10 (3.48%) TACACS
12 10 (3.48%) VRRP
12 10 (3.48%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (11.85%) SQL Server
2 23 (8.01%) MySQL
3 15 (5.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (3.48%) Amazon RDS
4 10 (3.48%) Apache Cassandra
5 8 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (1.05%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.05%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.70%) Big Data
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.35%) InfluxDB
9 1 (0.35%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 103 (35.89%) Jenkins
2 73 (25.44%) Git (software)
3 44 (15.33%) JIRA
4 30 (10.45%) Vagrant
5 27 (9.41%) Selenium
6 23 (8.01%) Subversion
7 17 (5.92%) WebDriver
8 16 (5.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 16 (5.57%) Maven
9 15 (5.23%) SoapUI
10 10 (3.48%) Bitbucket
11 5 (1.74%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.39%) Hudson
12 4 (1.39%) Ranorex
12 4 (1.39%) SonarQube
12 4 (1.39%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (1.39%) TeamCity
13 3 (1.05%) GoCD
13 3 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
13 3 (1.05%) Telerik Test Studio
General
1 47 (16.38%) Finance
2 16 (5.57%) Banking
3 15 (5.23%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.83%) Investment Banking
4 11 (3.83%) Law
5 8 (2.79%) Retail
6 5 (1.74%) Automotive
7 4 (1.39%) Games
8 3 (1.05%) Back Office
9 2 (0.70%) French Language
9 2 (0.70%) German Language
9 2 (0.70%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 126 (43.90%) DevOps Engineer
2 40 (13.94%) Developer
3 27 (9.41%) Linux Engineer
4 24 (8.36%) Applications Support
5 23 (8.01%) Analyst
5 23 (8.01%) Support Engineer
6 21 (7.32%) Lead DevOps
6 21 (7.32%) Senior DevOps
7 20 (6.97%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 20 (6.97%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 20 (6.97%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 20 (6.97%) Software Engineer
8 18 (6.27%) Lead DevOps Engineer
9 17 (5.92%) Platform Engineer
10 15 (5.23%) Applications Developer
10 15 (5.23%) AWS Engineer
10 15 (5.23%) Development Engineer
10 15 (5.23%) Software Test Engineer
10 15 (5.23%) Test Engineer
11 14 (4.88%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (12.54%) Web Services
2 27 (9.41%) Node.js
3 24 (8.36%) .NET
4 15 (5.23%) .NET Framework
4 15 (5.23%) Servlets
5 13 (4.53%) LAMP
6 10 (3.48%) WSGI
7 6 (2.09%) JSON
7 6 (2.09%) Middleware
7 6 (2.09%) RESTful
8 5 (1.74%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (1.39%) COM
9 4 (1.39%) CSS
9 4 (1.39%) Hibernate
9 4 (1.39%) HTML
9 4 (1.39%) Spring
9 4 (1.39%) Spring MVC
10 3 (1.05%) Gherkin
10 3 (1.05%) Velocity
10 3 (1.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (12.54%) Management Information System
2 15 (5.23%) Computer Science
3 13 (4.53%) Data Centre
4 12 (4.18%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (4.18%) PMI
5 10 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 9 (3.14%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (2.09%) CMDB
7 6 (2.09%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.74%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.74%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.39%) SCADA
10 3 (1.05%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (0.70%) Cloud Native
11 2 (0.70%) Smart City
12 1 (0.35%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.35%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.35%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 145 (50.52%) Linux
2 81 (28.22%) Windows
3 34 (11.85%) Unix
4 30 (10.45%) Windows Server
5 22 (7.67%) CentOS
6 20 (6.97%) Debian
7 10 (3.48%) Apple iOS
8 6 (2.09%) Android
9 5 (1.74%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (0.70%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.35%) AIX
11 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.35%) pSOS
11 1 (0.35%) Solaris
11 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (52.61%) DevOps
2 117 (40.77%) Continuous Integration
3 97 (33.80%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (20.56%) Test Automation
5 49 (17.07%) ITIL
5 49 (17.07%) Problem-Solving
6 45 (15.68%) Service Management
7 36 (12.54%) Continuous Improvement
8 34 (11.85%) Deployment Automation
9 30 (10.45%) Change Control
10 29 (10.10%) Continuous Delivery
11 26 (9.06%) Disaster Recovery
12 24 (8.36%) TDD
13 23 (8.01%) BDD
13 23 (8.01%) Statistics
14 22 (7.67%) Open Source
15 20 (6.97%) Project Management
16 19 (6.62%) Mentoring
16 19 (6.62%) Risk Management
16 19 (6.62%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 119 (41.46%) Python
2 74 (25.78%) Ruby
3 73 (25.44%) Bash Shell
4 71 (24.74%) Java
5 69 (24.04%) SQL
6 39 (13.59%) PHP
7 24 (8.36%) C#
8 22 (7.67%) Perl
9 20 (6.97%) Shell Script
10 15 (5.23%) Groovy
10 15 (5.23%) PowerShell
10 15 (5.23%) T-SQL
10 15 (5.23%) VBA
11 13 (4.53%) C++
12 6 (2.09%) JavaScript
13 4 (1.39%) Go
13 4 (1.39%) Objective-C
14 3 (1.05%) Java 8
15 2 (0.70%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (13.24%) Degree
2 17 (5.92%) Security Cleared
3 15 (5.23%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (5.23%) MCP
3 15 (5.23%) MCSA
3 15 (5.23%) MCSE
3 15 (5.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (4.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (4.18%) PMI Certification
6 11 (3.83%) SC Cleared
7 10 (3.48%) Master's Degree
8 9 (3.14%) CCNA
9 8 (2.79%) ISTQB
10 6 (2.09%) CCNP
10 6 (2.09%) JNCIP
11 4 (1.39%) CSQA
11 4 (1.39%) ISEB
11 4 (1.39%) RHCE
11 4 (1.39%) RHCSA
12 3 (1.05%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (12.20%) QA
2 13 (4.53%) PCI DSS
3 11 (3.83%) SLA
4 9 (3.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (3.14%) PMO
5 8 (2.79%) Data Quality
5 8 (2.79%) GCP
6 5 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.35%) COBIT
7 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.35%) ISO 15765
System Software
1 63 (21.95%) Docker
2 62 (21.60%) Active Directory
3 31 (10.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (10.10%) Hyper-V
5 19 (6.62%) Xen
6 17 (5.92%) VirtualBox
7 16 (5.57%) KVM
8 13 (4.53%) Varnish
9 3 (1.05%) GlusterFS
9 3 (1.05%) vSphere
9 3 (1.05%) XenServer
10 1 (0.35%) NFS
10 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 117 (40.77%) Puppet
2 100 (34.84%) Opscode Chef
3 95 (33.10%) Ansible
4 54 (18.82%) Terraform
5 42 (14.63%) Kubernetes
6 35 (12.20%) Nagios
7 31 (10.80%) Packer
7 31 (10.80%) Salt
8 16 (5.57%) Graphite
8 16 (5.57%) SCCM
9 15 (5.23%) Grafana
10 10 (3.48%) Cacti
10 10 (3.48%) Consul
10 10 (3.48%) HAProxy
10 10 (3.48%) OpenNMS
10 10 (3.48%) RANCID
11 4 (1.39%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (1.39%) Opsview
11 4 (1.39%) SCOM
11 4 (1.39%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 64 (22.30%) Microsoft
2 39 (13.59%) VMware
3 31 (10.80%) Oracle
4 29 (10.10%) Google
5 22 (7.67%) Cisco
6 18 (6.27%) Capita
7 16 (5.57%) IBM
8 15 (5.23%) Intapp
8 15 (5.23%) Red Hat
8 15 (5.23%) Reuters
8 15 (5.23%) SAP
9 13 (4.53%) SaltStack
10 11 (3.83%) Splunk
11 10 (3.48%) Ericsson
11 10 (3.48%) Huawei
11 10 (3.48%) Juniper
11 10 (3.48%) New Relic
12 8 (2.79%) Remedy
13 7 (2.44%) Citrix
14 5 (1.74%) NetApp