Period
to 27 October 2020

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 27 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
UK
6 months to
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 142 179 168
Rank change year-on-year +37 -11 -2
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 1,137 2,704 3,364
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.30% 1.99% 2.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 2.16% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 928 2,031 2,620
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £56,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +1.82%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -

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 45,731 125,361 150,391
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.42% 92.21% 91.94%
Number of salaries quoted 37,669 98,831 119,518
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,750 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +5.88%

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Configuration Management in the UK

Configuration Management
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Configuration Management.

Salary trend for Configuration Management in the UK

Configuration Management
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Configuration Management over the 6 months to 27 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Configuration Management in the UK

Configuration Management
Top 17 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 27 October 2020. 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 +30 1,069 £60,000 - 266
UK excluding London +26 568 £50,000 -4.76% 178
London +42 535 £67,500 -1.82% 106
North of England +75 220 £51,250 -3.16% 40
Work from Home -3 116 £55,000 -15.38% 44
Yorkshire +88 110 £55,000 - 14
Midlands +65 97 £43,000 +1.18% 30
North West +78 91 £52,500 - 22
South West +32 87 £46,000 -8.00% 39
West Midlands +71 80 £50,750 +19.41% 21
South East -57 80 £52,500 -9.48% 27
Scotland +56 44 £42,500 -17.87% 16
East of England +56 32 £55,000 +10.00% 22
North East +10 19 £47,500 +9.83% 4
East Midlands +44 17 £39,000 -13.33% 8
Wales +36 6 £45,000 - 1
Northern Ireland -4 2 £35,000 -41.67% 3

For the 6 months to 27 October 2020, 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 with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 601 (52.86%) DevOps
2 541 (47.58%) AWS
3 475 (41.78%) Python
4 426 (37.47%) Linux
5 413 (36.32%) Agile Software Development
6 407 (35.80%) Ansible
7 404 (35.53%) Puppet
8 402 (35.36%) Terraform
9 361 (31.75%) Azure
10 326 (28.67%) Kubernetes
11 312 (27.44%) Docker
12 307 (27.00%) Jenkins
13 282 (24.80%) Java
14 276 (24.27%) Opscode Chef
15 208 (18.29%) Windows
15 208 (18.29%) Microsoft
16 206 (18.12%) Finance
17 205 (18.03%) Bash Shell
18 198 (17.41%) PowerShell
19 192 (16.89%) Infrastructure as Code
20 185 (16.27%) Git (software)
21 183 (16.09%) Go
22 178 (15.66%) SQL
23 174 (15.30%) Continuous Integration
24 167 (14.69%) Problem-Solving
25 159 (13.98%) Ruby
26 158 (13.90%) C#
27 157 (13.81%) Test Automation
28 155 (13.63%) ITIL
29 153 (13.46%) JavaScript

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 47 (4.13%) Elasticsearch
2 32 (2.81%) SharePoint
3 30 (2.64%) IIS
4 29 (2.55%) Apache
4 29 (2.55%) Confluence
5 18 (1.58%) JBoss
6 17 (1.50%) Tomcat
7 13 (1.14%) Apache Spark
8 9 (0.79%) OpenStack
8 9 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (0.70%) CMS
10 7 (0.62%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.53%) Apache ServiceMix
11 6 (0.53%) Red Hat Fuse
12 5 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
12 5 (0.44%) Skype for Business
13 4 (0.35%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.26%) IBM HTTP Server
14 3 (0.26%) nginx
Applications
1 18 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
1 18 (1.58%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.62%) Windchill
3 6 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.18%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 21 (1.85%) SAP Hybris
2 15 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (1.23%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (0.79%) Siebel CRM
5 5 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.44%) Sentinel
6 4 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (0.35%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 2 (0.18%) Workfront
8 1 (0.088%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.088%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 541 (47.58%) AWS
2 361 (31.75%) Azure
3 118 (10.38%) SaaS
4 115 (10.11%) AWS CloudFormation
4 115 (10.11%) GCP
5 114 (10.03%) PaaS
6 107 (9.41%) IaaS
7 86 (7.56%) Serverless
8 75 (6.60%) Office 365
9 71 (6.24%) Cloud Computing
10 65 (5.72%) Amazon S3
11 58 (5.10%) GitHub
12 56 (4.93%) Amazon EC2
12 56 (4.93%) AWS Lambda
13 52 (4.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 51 (4.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 50 (4.40%) Amazon EKS
16 49 (4.31%) Azure Active Directory
17 38 (3.34%) Route 53
18 30 (2.64%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 89 (7.83%) Firewall
2 58 (5.10%) TCP/IP
3 57 (5.01%) DNS
4 50 (4.40%) VPN
5 27 (2.37%) WAN
6 23 (2.02%) HTTP
6 23 (2.02%) LAN
7 21 (1.85%) Network Security
8 20 (1.76%) SSL
9 17 (1.50%) DHCP
9 17 (1.50%) Internet
9 17 (1.50%) SAN
9 17 (1.50%) WebEx
10 14 (1.23%) SSH
11 13 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (1.06%) OSPF
12 12 (1.06%) Wireless
13 11 (0.97%) BGP
14 10 (0.88%) VoIP
15 8 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (6.77%) SQL Server
2 72 (6.33%) NoSQL
3 68 (5.98%) MySQL
4 51 (4.49%) MongoDB
5 46 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
6 42 (3.69%) Amazon RDS
7 32 (2.81%) Redis
8 31 (2.73%) Relational Database
9 30 (2.64%) Big Data
9 30 (2.64%) Hadoop
10 29 (2.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 24 (2.11%) Cosmos DB
12 23 (2.02%) Azure SQL Database
13 20 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
14 17 (1.50%) MariaDB
15 12 (1.06%) OLTP
16 9 (0.79%) Siebel EIM
16 9 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
17 8 (0.70%) Data Lake
17 8 (0.70%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 307 (27.00%) Jenkins
2 185 (16.27%) Git (software)
3 101 (8.88%) JIRA
4 97 (8.53%) Selenium
5 89 (7.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 83 (7.30%) GitLab
7 59 (5.19%) Cucumber
8 52 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 44 (3.87%) TeamCity
10 43 (3.78%) WebDriver
11 41 (3.61%) Maven
12 40 (3.52%) Octopus Deploy
12 40 (3.52%) Subversion
13 28 (2.46%) Sonatype Nexus
14 27 (2.37%) Bitbucket
14 27 (2.37%) SoapUI
14 27 (2.37%) Vagrant
15 23 (2.02%) Visual Studio
16 21 (1.85%) Artifactory
17 15 (1.32%) Travis CI
General
1 206 (18.12%) Finance
2 81 (7.12%) Public Sector
3 46 (4.05%) Law
4 39 (3.43%) Banking
5 37 (3.25%) Retail
6 24 (2.11%) Manufacturing
7 21 (1.85%) Telecoms
8 17 (1.50%) Advertising
9 16 (1.41%) Electronics
10 15 (1.32%) Legal
11 12 (1.06%) Marketing
12 10 (0.88%) Games
13 7 (0.62%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.62%) Publishing
14 6 (0.53%) Front Office
15 5 (0.44%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.26%) Military
17 2 (0.18%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.18%) Spanish Language
18 1 (0.088%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 349 (30.69%) DevOps Engineer
2 122 (10.73%) AWS Engineer
3 110 (9.67%) Platform Engineer
4 93 (8.18%) Developer
5 87 (7.65%) AWS DevOps
6 76 (6.68%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 67 (5.89%) Linux Engineer
7 67 (5.89%) Senior DevOps
8 66 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 59 (5.19%) Software Engineer
10 57 (5.01%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 55 (4.84%) Analyst
12 53 (4.66%) Azure Engineer
13 52 (4.57%) Architect
14 43 (3.78%) Administrator
15 42 (3.69%) Cloud Engineer
16 38 (3.34%) Azure DevOps Engineer
17 36 (3.17%) Lead DevOps
18 35 (3.08%) Test Engineer
19 34 (2.99%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (7.21%) Web Services
2 81 (7.12%) Elastic Stack
3 61 (5.36%) .NET
3 61 (5.36%) Node.js
4 40 (3.52%) HTML
5 39 (3.43%) CSS
6 29 (2.55%) React
6 29 (2.55%) REST
7 27 (2.37%) Spring
8 25 (2.20%) Kafka
9 23 (2.02%) AngularJS
10 22 (1.93%) SOAP
11 19 (1.67%) .NET Framework
11 19 (1.67%) JSON
12 18 (1.58%) Gherkin
12 18 (1.58%) RESTful
13 17 (1.50%) XMPP
13 17 (1.50%) YAML
14 15 (1.32%) XML
15 14 (1.23%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 77 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (5.10%) CMDB
3 57 (5.01%) Public Cloud
4 51 (4.49%) Data Centre
4 51 (4.49%) Management Information System
5 48 (4.22%) Cloud Native
6 30 (2.64%) Linux Command Line
7 25 (2.20%) Enterprise Cloud
8 24 (2.11%) Mobile App
8 24 (2.11%) User Experience
9 23 (2.02%) Social Network
10 20 (1.76%) FMCG
11 19 (1.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 17 (1.50%) Hedge funds
13 16 (1.41%) PKI
13 16 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
14 12 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
14 12 (1.06%) Private Cloud
15 11 (0.97%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 426 (37.47%) Linux
2 208 (18.29%) Windows
3 105 (9.23%) CentOS
3 105 (9.23%) Unix
4 91 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 72 (6.33%) Windows Server
6 33 (2.90%) Windows 10
7 27 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (1.58%) Windows Server 2016
9 16 (1.41%) CoreOS
9 16 (1.41%) Ubuntu
10 15 (1.32%) Solaris
11 12 (1.06%) Apple iOS
11 12 (1.06%) Mesosphere
12 10 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (0.88%) Windows Server 2019
13 9 (0.79%) Android
14 8 (0.70%) zOS
15 7 (0.62%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 601 (52.86%) DevOps
2 413 (36.32%) Agile Software Development
3 192 (16.89%) Infrastructure as Code
4 174 (15.30%) Continuous Integration
5 167 (14.69%) Problem-Solving
6 157 (13.81%) Test Automation
7 155 (13.63%) ITIL
8 132 (11.61%) Software Engineering
9 120 (10.55%) Continuous Delivery
9 120 (10.55%) Microservices
10 117 (10.29%) Open Source
11 114 (10.03%) Deployment Automation
12 107 (9.41%) Scrum
13 105 (9.23%) TDD
14 97 (8.53%) Continuous Improvement
14 97 (8.53%) Load Balancing
15 93 (8.18%) High Availability
16 92 (8.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 89 (7.83%) Change Management
18 87 (7.65%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 475 (41.78%) Python
2 282 (24.80%) Java
3 205 (18.03%) Bash Shell
4 198 (17.41%) PowerShell
5 183 (16.09%) Go
6 178 (15.66%) SQL
7 159 (13.98%) Ruby
8 158 (13.90%) C#
9 153 (13.46%) JavaScript
10 51 (4.49%) PHP
11 47 (4.13%) Perl
12 45 (3.96%) C++
13 31 (2.73%) Shell Script
14 30 (2.64%) C
15 20 (1.76%) Groovy
15 20 (1.76%) TypeScript
16 14 (1.23%) VB
17 11 (0.97%) PL/SQL
18 10 (0.88%) VB.NET
19 8 (0.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 113 (9.94%) Security Cleared
2 93 (8.18%) Degree
3 90 (7.92%) AWS Certification
4 82 (7.21%) SC Cleared
5 34 (2.99%) DV Cleared
6 24 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
7 19 (1.67%) CISSP
7 19 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
7 19 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (1.14%) ISTQB
10 12 (1.06%) CCNA
11 11 (0.97%) RHCE
12 10 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
13 8 (0.70%) ISEB
13 8 (0.70%) PhD
14 6 (0.53%) HNC
14 6 (0.53%) HND
14 6 (0.53%) MCSA
15 5 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.17%) SLA
2 35 (3.08%) QA
3 19 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.06%) GDPR
5 6 (0.53%) ISO 22301
5 6 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.44%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.44%) PMO
7 3 (0.26%) NIST
8 2 (0.18%) COBIT
8 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.18%) FINRA
8 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.088%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.088%) EMIR
9 1 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.088%) MiFID
9 1 (0.088%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 312 (27.44%) Docker
2 124 (10.91%) Active Directory
3 88 (7.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (2.99%) Hyper-V
5 18 (1.58%) Firmware
6 15 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (1.14%) VirtualBox
7 13 (1.14%) vSphere
8 10 (0.88%) BitLocker
9 8 (0.70%) GlusterFS
10 6 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 5 (0.44%) KVM
12 4 (0.35%) LXC
12 4 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.26%) Samba
13 3 (0.26%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.088%) Squid
Systems Management
1 407 (35.80%) Ansible
2 404 (35.53%) Puppet
3 402 (35.36%) Terraform
4 326 (28.67%) Kubernetes
5 276 (24.27%) Opscode Chef
6 101 (8.88%) SCCM
7 100 (8.80%) Prometheus
8 74 (6.51%) Grafana
9 49 (4.31%) Graphite
10 44 (3.87%) Nagios
11 36 (3.17%) Istio
12 33 (2.90%) Microsoft Intune
13 31 (2.73%) Packer
14 24 (2.11%) SCOM
15 23 (2.02%) Consul
16 22 (1.93%) Single Sign-On
17 18 (1.58%) Docker Swarm
18 17 (1.50%) ZABBIX
19 16 (1.41%) Salt
20 14 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 208 (18.29%) Microsoft
2 127 (11.17%) VMware
3 102 (8.97%) Oracle
4 61 (5.36%) Cisco
5 59 (5.19%) Google
6 54 (4.75%) Red Hat
7 51 (4.49%) Splunk
8 50 (4.40%) New Relic
9 40 (3.52%) SAP
10 39 (3.43%) SaltStack
11 28 (2.46%) Salesforce.com
11 28 (2.46%) ServiceNow
12 23 (2.02%) hybris
12 23 (2.02%) IBM
13 22 (1.93%) Adobe
14 21 (1.85%) Atlassian
14 21 (1.85%) Citrix
15 20 (1.76%) AppDynamics
15 20 (1.76%) McAfee
16 16 (1.41%) Symantec