Period
to 22 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 171 186 202
Rank change year-on-year +15 +16 +26
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 3714 3550 3718
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.11% 1.80% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 2.02% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2730 2839 2774
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +8.25% +2.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £34,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £76,250 £73,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 158356 175503 192296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.07% 88.16%
Number of salaries quoted 125505 146405 157070
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Configuration Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Configuration Management in the UK

Configuration Management
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Configuration Management.

Salary trend for Configuration Management in the UK

Configuration Management
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management over the 6 months to 22 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Configuration Management in the UK

Configuration Management
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Management within the UK over the 6 months to 22 August 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
England +13 3470 £55,000 +4.76% 240
UK excluding London +36 1866 £50,000 +11.11% 130
London +10 1774 £65,000 +8.33% 114
North of England +69 554 £50,000 +17.65% 51
South East +64 546 £52,500 +5.00% 34
North West +57 300 £50,000 +17.65% 27
East of England +15 233 £50,000 -4.76% 17
Yorkshire +54 218 £55,000 +29.41% 18
Midlands -16 194 £42,500 - 18
West Midlands +37 168 £40,000 -5.88% 12
South West -66 159 £50,000 +16.28% 5
Scotland +11 119 £47,500 +5.56% 5
Wales +24 58 £42,000 -11.58%
North East +42 36 £41,325 +18.07% 6
East Midlands -59 26 £57,500 +35.29% 6
Northern Ireland -30 3 £55,000 +64.18%

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 1745 (46.98%) Linux
2 1570 (42.27%) DevOps
3 1463 (39.39%) Puppet
4 1366 (36.78%) Agile Software Development
5 1223 (32.93%) Python
6 1090 (29.35%) Opscode Chef
7 1038 (27.95%) Ansible
8 1012 (27.25%) Amazon AWS
9 924 (24.88%) Jenkins
10 923 (24.85%) Continuous Integration
10 923 (24.85%) Finance
11 839 (22.59%) Windows
12 754 (20.30%) Java
13 726 (19.55%) Docker
14 718 (19.33%) Bash Shell
15 660 (17.77%) Unix
16 657 (17.69%) Ruby
17 640 (17.23%) ITIL
18 634 (17.07%) SQL
19 610 (16.42%) Git (software)
20 608 (16.37%) Microsoft
21 527 (14.19%) Test Automation
22 495 (13.33%) Perl
23 485 (13.06%) Banking
24 478 (12.87%) SDLC
25 472 (12.71%) Scrum
26 471 (12.68%) Microsoft Azure
27 470 (12.65%) Degree
28 446 (12.01%) PowerShell
29 438 (11.79%) Software Engineering

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 328 (8.83%) Apache
2 219 (5.90%) OpenStack
3 184 (4.95%) Tomcat
4 172 (4.63%) nginx
5 169 (4.55%) IIS
6 99 (2.67%) CloudStack
7 94 (2.53%) WebSphere
8 87 (2.34%) Confluence
9 86 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
10 76 (2.05%) SharePoint
11 61 (1.64%) WebLogic
12 60 (1.62%) JBoss
13 58 (1.56%) MS Exchange
14 50 (1.35%) CMS
15 46 (1.24%) Jetty
16 37 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
17 33 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
18 32 (0.86%) Apache Solr
19 25 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
20 22 (0.59%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 116 (3.12%) Microsoft Office
2 71 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.19%) Autodesk Inventor
7 5 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.11%) Abaqus
9 3 (0.081%) Simulink
9 3 (0.081%) Windchill
10 2 (0.054%) SPSS
11 1 (0.027%) Doxygen
11 1 (0.027%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 61 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 56 (1.51%) Actimize
3 23 (0.62%) RMDS
4 11 (0.30%) Workfront
5 9 (0.24%) SAP HR
6 8 (0.22%) SAP BPC
6 8 (0.22%) SAP MM
6 8 (0.22%) SAP PM
7 7 (0.19%) SAP CO
7 7 (0.19%) SAP FI
7 7 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
7 7 (0.19%) SAP GTS
7 7 (0.19%) SAP PS
7 7 (0.19%) SAP R/3
8 6 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
9 5 (0.13%) Workday HCM
10 4 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
11 3 (0.081%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 1012 (27.25%) Amazon AWS
2 471 (12.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 169 (4.55%) AWS CloudFormation
4 163 (4.39%) IaaS
5 147 (3.96%) GitHub
6 130 (3.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 114 (3.07%) PaaS
8 113 (3.04%) SaaS
9 92 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
10 56 (1.51%) Office 365
11 53 (1.43%) Amazon S3
12 51 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
13 46 (1.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 44 (1.18%) OpenShift
15 39 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
16 29 (0.78%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 24 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 23 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
19 20 (0.54%) Route 53
20 19 (0.51%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 278 (7.49%) Firewall
2 276 (7.43%) DNS
3 184 (4.95%) TCP/IP
4 178 (4.79%) Internet
5 112 (3.02%) VPN
6 95 (2.56%) SAN
7 93 (2.50%) DHCP
8 79 (2.13%) HTTP
9 68 (1.83%) WAN
10 66 (1.78%) LDAP
11 63 (1.70%) LAN
12 59 (1.59%) Kerberos
13 51 (1.37%) Network Security
13 51 (1.37%) Wireless
14 49 (1.32%) Ethernet
14 49 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
15 47 (1.27%) VLAN
16 46 (1.24%) NAS
17 45 (1.21%) SSL
18 38 (1.02%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 337 (9.07%) MySQL
2 288 (7.75%) SQL Server
3 162 (4.36%) NoSQL
4 146 (3.93%) Relational Database
5 133 (3.58%) Big Data
6 106 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
7 96 (2.58%) MongoDB
8 92 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
9 89 (2.40%) Hadoop
10 79 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
11 68 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 64 (1.72%) Redis
12 64 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 59 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
14 55 (1.48%) InfluxDB
15 47 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 44 (1.18%) RDBMS
17 39 (1.05%) Power BI
18 37 (1.00%) Oracle Database
18 37 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 924 (24.88%) Jenkins
2 610 (16.42%) Git (software)
3 317 (8.54%) TeamCity
4 232 (6.25%) JIRA
5 231 (6.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 229 (6.17%) Maven
7 223 (6.00%) Subversion
8 205 (5.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 193 (5.20%) Selenium
10 143 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
11 138 (3.72%) Cucumber
12 135 (3.63%) MSBuild
13 117 (3.15%) Hudson
14 102 (2.75%) Vagrant
15 96 (2.58%) WebDriver
16 93 (2.50%) Ant
17 67 (1.80%) Visual Studio
18 66 (1.78%) JUnit
19 61 (1.64%) Bitbucket
20 56 (1.51%) GitLab
General
1 923 (24.85%) Finance
2 485 (13.06%) Banking
3 282 (7.59%) Retail
4 214 (5.76%) Telecoms
5 211 (5.68%) Investment Banking
6 173 (4.66%) Retail Banking
7 120 (3.23%) Games
8 117 (3.15%) Marketing
9 116 (3.12%) Electronics
10 90 (2.42%) Law
11 86 (2.32%) Manufacturing
12 74 (1.99%) Legal
13 55 (1.48%) Front Office
14 40 (1.08%) Online Betting
15 30 (0.81%) Aerospace
16 28 (0.75%) Military
17 25 (0.67%) Publishing
18 24 (0.65%) International Banking
19 23 (0.62%) Automotive
20 21 (0.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 987 (26.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 354 (9.53%) Developer
3 334 (8.99%) Analyst
4 332 (8.94%) Linux Engineer
5 260 (7.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 255 (6.87%) Administrator
7 216 (5.82%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 193 (5.20%) AWS Engineer
9 172 (4.63%) Systems Administrator
10 168 (4.52%) Cloud Engineer
11 152 (4.09%) AWS DevOps
12 144 (3.88%) Systems Engineer
13 138 (3.72%) Platform Engineer
14 135 (3.63%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 135 (3.63%) Linux Administrator
15 131 (3.53%) Architect
16 127 (3.42%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 126 (3.39%) Software Engineer
18 122 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 119 (3.20%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 430 (11.58%) .NET
2 242 (6.52%) Web Services
3 141 (3.80%) RESTful
4 139 (3.74%) LAMP
5 137 (3.69%) Node.js
6 136 (3.66%) Elastic Stack
7 124 (3.34%) ASP.NET
8 121 (3.26%) HTML
9 107 (2.88%) XML
10 104 (2.80%) Gherkin
11 84 (2.26%) CSS
12 80 (2.15%) JSON
13 79 (2.13%) Spring
14 78 (2.10%) SOAP
15 74 (1.99%) REST
16 72 (1.94%) Kafka
17 70 (1.88%) ASP.NET Web API
18 69 (1.86%) Middleware
19 66 (1.78%) HATEOAS
20 63 (1.70%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 263 (7.08%) Data Centre
2 259 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
3 247 (6.65%) Management Information System
4 245 (6.60%) Computer Science
5 172 (4.63%) CMDB
6 154 (4.15%) Public Cloud
7 132 (3.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 126 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
9 119 (3.20%) Linux Command Line
10 112 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
11 86 (2.32%) Online Banking
12 82 (2.21%) Fixed Income
13 80 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
14 78 (2.10%) Private Cloud
15 71 (1.91%) Equities
16 59 (1.59%) Clustering
17 54 (1.45%) User Experience
18 44 (1.18%) Replication
19 40 (1.08%) Fintech
19 40 (1.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1745 (46.98%) Linux
2 839 (22.59%) Windows
3 660 (17.77%) Unix
4 301 (8.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 287 (7.73%) Windows Server
6 255 (6.87%) CentOS
7 224 (6.03%) Ubuntu
8 134 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 132 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
10 75 (2.02%) Debian
11 73 (1.97%) Solaris
11 73 (1.97%) Windows 7
12 58 (1.56%) Android
13 53 (1.43%) Windows 10
14 45 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
15 33 (0.89%) CoreOS
16 32 (0.86%) Apple iOS
17 30 (0.81%) AIX
18 29 (0.78%) Mac OS X
19 25 (0.67%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1570 (42.27%) DevOps
2 1366 (36.78%) Agile Software Development
3 923 (24.85%) Continuous Integration
4 640 (17.23%) ITIL
5 527 (14.19%) Test Automation
6 478 (12.87%) SDLC
7 472 (12.71%) Scrum
8 438 (11.79%) Software Engineering
9 405 (10.90%) Open Source
10 362 (9.75%) Mentoring
11 318 (8.56%) Change Management
12 298 (8.02%) Project Management
13 297 (8.00%) Release Management
14 295 (7.94%) Continuous Delivery
15 294 (7.92%) TDD
16 255 (6.87%) Continuous Improvement
17 239 (6.44%) Microservices
18 233 (6.27%) Asset Management
19 230 (6.19%) Service Management
20 221 (5.95%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1223 (32.93%) Python
2 754 (20.30%) Java
3 718 (19.33%) Bash Shell
4 657 (17.69%) Ruby
5 634 (17.07%) SQL
6 495 (13.33%) Perl
7 446 (12.01%) PowerShell
8 426 (11.47%) C#
9 244 (6.57%) JavaScript
10 243 (6.54%) Shell Script
11 223 (6.00%) PHP
12 199 (5.36%) C++
13 166 (4.47%) C
14 141 (3.80%) Go
15 104 (2.80%) VBScript
16 80 (2.15%) VB
17 68 (1.83%) Groovy
18 66 (1.78%) VB.NET
19 60 (1.62%) T-SQL
20 41 (1.10%) Scala
Qualifications
1 470 (12.65%) Degree
2 144 (3.88%) Security Cleared
3 112 (3.02%) Computer Science Degree
4 77 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
4 77 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 71 (1.91%) ISTQB
6 67 (1.80%) SC Cleared
7 62 (1.67%) ISEB
8 58 (1.56%) MCSE
9 57 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
10 46 (1.24%) CCNP
11 44 (1.18%) MCSA
12 29 (0.78%) AWS Certification
12 29 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 29 (0.78%) RHCE
13 25 (0.67%) Master's Degree
14 23 (0.62%) CCNA
15 22 (0.59%) MCP
16 17 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 13 (0.35%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 297 (8.00%) QA
2 159 (4.28%) SLA
3 61 (1.64%) PCI DSS
4 36 (0.97%) GCP
5 34 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 31 (0.83%) ISO 9001
7 25 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 24 (0.65%) Data Quality
9 18 (0.48%) PMO
10 5 (0.13%) COBIT
10 5 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 5 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.11%) GDPR
11 4 (0.11%) P3O
11 4 (0.11%) PMBOK
12 3 (0.081%) IEC 61508
12 3 (0.081%) ISO 14001
12 3 (0.081%) MISRA
13 2 (0.054%) MISRA C
System Software
1 726 (19.55%) Docker
2 284 (7.65%) Active Directory
3 282 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 125 (3.37%) vSphere
5 113 (3.04%) Xen
6 87 (2.34%) XenServer
7 75 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
8 71 (1.91%) Hyper-V
9 52 (1.40%) KVM
10 38 (1.02%) Firmware
11 31 (0.83%) LXC
12 30 (0.81%) etcd
12 30 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
13 28 (0.75%) flannel
14 27 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
14 27 (0.73%) Varnish
15 25 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
16 24 (0.65%) NFS
17 20 (0.54%) iptables
18 19 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1463 (39.39%) Puppet
2 1090 (29.35%) Opscode Chef
3 1038 (27.95%) Ansible
4 319 (8.59%) Terraform
5 316 (8.51%) Kubernetes
6 281 (7.57%) Nagios
7 123 (3.31%) SCCM
8 110 (2.96%) Salt
9 95 (2.56%) Cobbler
10 88 (2.37%) Tivoli
11 75 (2.02%) Packer
12 74 (1.99%) ZABBIX
13 71 (1.91%) HAProxy
14 62 (1.67%) Mesos
15 61 (1.64%) logstash
16 53 (1.43%) SCOM
17 51 (1.37%) CFEngine
18 43 (1.16%) Consul
19 42 (1.13%) Graphite
20 39 (1.05%) Icinga
Vendors
1 608 (16.37%) Microsoft
2 400 (10.77%) VMware
3 388 (10.45%) Red Hat
4 295 (7.94%) Oracle
5 219 (5.90%) Cisco
6 159 (4.28%) Google
7 130 (3.50%) HP
8 120 (3.23%) SaltStack
9 112 (3.02%) SAP
10 106 (2.85%) Splunk
11 94 (2.53%) Citrix
12 85 (2.29%) ServiceNow
13 84 (2.26%) New Relic
14 82 (2.21%) EnterpriseDB
15 60 (1.62%) Atlassian
16 58 (1.56%) IBM
17 54 (1.45%) Juniper
18 49 (1.32%) SolarWinds
19 48 (1.29%) Dell
20 43 (1.16%) Rackspace