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

Configuration Management
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 183 200
Rank change year-on-year +22 +17 +38
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 3971 3568 3758
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.20% 1.88% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 2.10% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 3027 2919 2811
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £34,000 £32,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +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 161952 169683 193148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.39% 88.81%
Number of salaries quoted 127936 140934 159138
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,350 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 23 November 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 23 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
England +30 3755 £57,500 +4.55% 274
UK excluding London +49 1980 £50,000 +5.26% 159
London +24 1932 £65,000 +8.33% 130
South East +76 612 £52,500 +5.00% 40
North of England +51 545 £50,000 +16.28% 50
North West +18 297 £50,000 +11.11% 25
Midlands +23 258 £47,500 +11.76% 16
East of England -13 217 £50,000 -4.76% 20
Yorkshire +57 208 £52,500 +23.53% 18
West Midlands +72 195 £42,500 -11.46% 7
South West -18 188 £47,500 +5.56% 18
Scotland +16 117 £47,500 +2.15% 13
East Midlands -26 63 £52,500 +23.53% 9
North East +34 40 £46,000 +15.00% 7
Wales +16 39 £37,500 -16.67% 2
Northern Ireland -34 6 £40,000 -20.00%

For the 6 months to 23 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 with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 1889 (47.57%) DevOps
2 1811 (45.61%) Linux
3 1668 (42.00%) Puppet
4 1449 (36.49%) Agile Software Development
5 1324 (33.34%) Python
6 1315 (33.12%) Opscode Chef
7 1313 (33.06%) Ansible
8 1246 (31.38%) Amazon AWS
9 1056 (26.59%) Jenkins
10 1045 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
11 1016 (25.59%) Finance
12 911 (22.94%) Windows
13 882 (22.21%) Docker
14 818 (20.60%) Java
15 754 (18.99%) Ruby
16 736 (18.53%) Bash Shell
17 682 (17.17%) SQL
18 672 (16.92%) ITIL
19 666 (16.77%) Git (software)
20 625 (15.74%) Microsoft
21 620 (15.61%) PowerShell
22 617 (15.54%) Unix
23 589 (14.83%) Scrum
24 588 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
25 555 (13.98%) Test Automation
26 554 (13.95%) Banking
27 517 (13.02%) .NET
28 515 (12.97%) Perl
28 515 (12.97%) Open Source
29 512 (12.89%) 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
1 363 (9.14%) Apache
2 218 (5.49%) Tomcat
3 216 (5.44%) OpenStack
4 211 (5.31%) IIS
5 181 (4.56%) nginx
6 112 (2.82%) Confluence
7 103 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
8 75 (1.89%) CloudStack
9 69 (1.74%) SharePoint
9 69 (1.74%) WebSphere
10 61 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
11 56 (1.41%) MS Exchange
12 53 (1.33%) JBoss
13 43 (1.08%) CMS
14 36 (0.91%) Apache Spark
15 28 (0.71%) Skype for Business
16 24 (0.60%) Jetty
16 24 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
17 22 (0.55%) IBM Notes
17 22 (0.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 93 (2.34%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (0.48%) Autodesk Inventor
4 13 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.20%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.15%) SPSS
8 4 (0.10%) Doxygen
8 4 (0.10%) Simulink
9 1 (0.025%) EngageOne
9 1 (0.025%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.025%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.025%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 66 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 60 (1.51%) Actimize
3 24 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
4 21 (0.53%) SAP CO
4 21 (0.53%) SAP FI
4 21 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
5 20 (0.50%) SAP MM
6 19 (0.48%) SAP GTS
6 19 (0.48%) SAP HR
6 19 (0.48%) SAP PM
6 19 (0.48%) SAP PS
6 19 (0.48%) SAP R/3
7 15 (0.38%) RMDS
8 12 (0.30%) Endur
9 8 (0.20%) LabWindows
9 8 (0.20%) SAP BPC
10 7 (0.18%) Workfront
11 6 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
11 6 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
12 5 (0.13%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1246 (31.38%) Amazon AWS
2 588 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 228 (5.74%) AWS CloudFormation
4 169 (4.26%) Google Cloud Platform
5 162 (4.08%) GitHub
6 150 (3.78%) SaaS
7 146 (3.68%) IaaS
8 136 (3.42%) Amazon EC2
9 97 (2.44%) PaaS
10 86 (2.17%) Amazon S3
11 84 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
12 75 (1.89%) Serverless
13 58 (1.46%) Office 365
13 58 (1.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 53 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
15 45 (1.13%) OpenShift
16 40 (1.01%) Amazon ELB
16 40 (1.01%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 25 (0.63%) Datadog
18 22 (0.55%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 318 (8.01%) Firewall
2 273 (6.87%) DNS
3 265 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 179 (4.51%) VPN
5 137 (3.45%) Internet
6 95 (2.39%) HTTP
7 88 (2.22%) DHCP
8 87 (2.19%) SAN
9 80 (2.01%) LDAP
10 78 (1.96%) LAN
11 71 (1.79%) WAN
12 62 (1.56%) SSL
13 57 (1.44%) Kerberos
14 56 (1.41%) Ethernet
15 54 (1.36%) VLAN
16 51 (1.28%) Network Security
16 51 (1.28%) SNMP
17 47 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
18 46 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
19 45 (1.13%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 369 (9.29%) SQL Server
2 364 (9.17%) MySQL
3 206 (5.19%) NoSQL
4 169 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
5 153 (3.85%) MongoDB
6 146 (3.68%) Relational Database
7 130 (3.27%) Big Data
8 119 (3.00%) Apache Cassandra
9 97 (2.44%) Redis
10 90 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
11 84 (2.12%) Hadoop
12 66 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 63 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 54 (1.36%) InfluxDB
15 49 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
16 44 (1.11%) MariaDB
17 43 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
18 42 (1.06%) RDBMS
19 33 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 31 (0.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1056 (26.59%) Jenkins
2 666 (16.77%) Git (software)
3 396 (9.97%) TeamCity
4 324 (8.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 276 (6.95%) JIRA
6 261 (6.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 246 (6.19%) Octopus Deploy
7 246 (6.19%) Subversion
8 226 (5.69%) MSBuild
9 209 (5.26%) Maven
10 200 (5.04%) Hudson
11 155 (3.90%) Selenium
12 122 (3.07%) Cucumber
13 120 (3.02%) Vagrant
14 92 (2.32%) Visual Studio
15 80 (2.01%) WebDriver
16 73 (1.84%) GitLab
17 66 (1.66%) Sonatype Nexus
18 58 (1.46%) JUnit
19 53 (1.33%) Bitbucket
General
1 1016 (25.59%) Finance
2 554 (13.95%) Banking
3 188 (4.73%) Investment Banking
4 181 (4.56%) Telecoms
5 172 (4.33%) Retail Banking
6 130 (3.27%) Retail
7 99 (2.49%) Electronics
8 98 (2.47%) Marketing
9 94 (2.37%) Games
10 89 (2.24%) Legal
11 78 (1.96%) Manufacturing
12 66 (1.66%) Law
13 52 (1.31%) Front Office
14 38 (0.96%) Aerospace
14 38 (0.96%) Military
15 36 (0.91%) Billing
15 36 (0.91%) Publishing
16 31 (0.78%) Financial Institution
16 31 (0.78%) International Banking
17 29 (0.73%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1157 (29.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 378 (9.52%) Developer
3 353 (8.89%) Linux Engineer
4 347 (8.74%) Analyst
5 285 (7.18%) Administrator
6 269 (6.77%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 260 (6.55%) AWS Engineer
8 240 (6.04%) AWS DevOps
9 227 (5.72%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 202 (5.09%) Cloud Engineer
11 192 (4.84%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 188 (4.73%) Systems Administrator
13 187 (4.71%) Systems Engineer
14 175 (4.41%) Senior DevOps
15 147 (3.70%) Consultant
16 143 (3.60%) Linux Administrator
17 141 (3.55%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 138 (3.48%) Senior DevOps Engineer
19 124 (3.12%) .NET Developer
20 123 (3.10%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 517 (13.02%) .NET
2 401 (10.10%) Web Services
3 184 (4.63%) Node.js
4 171 (4.31%) ASP.NET
5 147 (3.70%) LAMP
6 143 (3.60%) RESTful
7 138 (3.48%) Elastic Stack
8 132 (3.32%) HTML
9 111 (2.80%) ASP.NET Web API
10 106 (2.67%) REST
11 102 (2.57%) RabbitMQ
12 100 (2.52%) XML
13 98 (2.47%) HATEOAS
14 97 (2.44%) CSS
15 96 (2.42%) Gherkin
16 85 (2.14%) LEMP Stack
16 85 (2.14%) SOAP
17 83 (2.09%) JSON
18 76 (1.91%) Kafka
18 76 (1.91%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 316 (7.96%) Data Centre
2 263 (6.62%) Computer Science
3 256 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 197 (4.96%) Management Information System
5 178 (4.48%) Public Cloud
6 157 (3.95%) CMDB
7 143 (3.60%) Greenfield Project
8 136 (3.42%) Online Banking
9 132 (3.32%) Enterprise Software
10 124 (3.12%) Linux Command Line
11 107 (2.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 87 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
13 83 (2.09%) Clustering
14 78 (1.96%) Private Cloud
15 77 (1.94%) Fixed Income
16 68 (1.71%) Replication
17 67 (1.69%) Fintech
18 63 (1.59%) Equities
19 45 (1.13%) Virtual Team
20 38 (0.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1811 (45.61%) Linux
2 911 (22.94%) Windows
3 617 (15.54%) Unix
4 346 (8.71%) Windows Server
5 320 (8.06%) CentOS
6 317 (7.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 221 (5.57%) Ubuntu
8 153 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 150 (3.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 81 (2.04%) Debian
11 61 (1.54%) Windows 7
12 56 (1.41%) Solaris
13 45 (1.13%) Windows 10
14 44 (1.11%) CoreOS
15 35 (0.88%) Android
16 32 (0.81%) AIX
16 32 (0.81%) Apple iOS
17 31 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
18 30 (0.76%) Mac OS X
19 27 (0.68%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1889 (47.57%) DevOps
2 1449 (36.49%) Agile Software Development
3 1045 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
4 672 (16.92%) ITIL
5 589 (14.83%) Scrum
6 555 (13.98%) Test Automation
7 515 (12.97%) Open Source
8 512 (12.89%) Software Engineering
9 456 (11.48%) SDLC
10 392 (9.87%) Mentoring
11 338 (8.51%) Microservices
12 305 (7.68%) Change Management
13 296 (7.45%) Continuous Delivery
14 276 (6.95%) Release Management
15 255 (6.42%) TDD
16 251 (6.32%) Project Management
17 249 (6.27%) Asset Management
18 244 (6.14%) Continuous Improvement
19 227 (5.72%) High Availability
20 218 (5.49%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1324 (33.34%) Python
2 818 (20.60%) Java
3 754 (18.99%) Ruby
4 736 (18.53%) Bash Shell
5 682 (17.17%) SQL
6 620 (15.61%) PowerShell
7 515 (12.97%) Perl
8 472 (11.89%) C#
9 328 (8.26%) JavaScript
10 267 (6.72%) PHP
11 225 (5.67%) Shell Script
12 194 (4.89%) C++
13 162 (4.08%) C
14 151 (3.80%) Go
15 132 (3.32%) VBScript
16 101 (2.54%) VB
17 51 (1.28%) Groovy
17 51 (1.28%) Scala
18 50 (1.26%) VB.NET
19 49 (1.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 494 (12.44%) Degree
2 204 (5.14%) Security Cleared
3 141 (3.55%) SC Cleared
4 127 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
5 62 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 57 (1.44%) ISTQB
7 54 (1.36%) RHCE
8 52 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
9 49 (1.23%) MCSE
10 42 (1.06%) ISEB
11 37 (0.93%) CCNP
12 36 (0.91%) MCSA
13 34 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
14 33 (0.83%) DV Cleared
15 31 (0.78%) CCNA
16 29 (0.73%) Master's Degree
17 23 (0.58%) AWS Certification
17 23 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 19 (0.48%) RHCSA
19 18 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 245 (6.17%) QA
2 128 (3.22%) SLA
3 51 (1.28%) GCP
4 43 (1.08%) ISO 9001
5 41 (1.03%) PCI DSS
6 34 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 20 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 18 (0.45%) Data Quality
9 12 (0.30%) PMO
10 7 (0.18%) GDPR
11 5 (0.13%) MISRA
11 5 (0.13%) MISRA C
11 5 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.10%) IEC 62304
12 4 (0.10%) ISO 13485
12 4 (0.10%) PMBOK
12 4 (0.10%) TickIT
13 3 (0.076%) Def Stans
14 2 (0.050%) IEC 61508
14 2 (0.050%) JTAG
System Software
1 882 (22.21%) Docker
2 312 (7.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 263 (6.62%) Active Directory
4 118 (2.97%) Virtual Machines
5 105 (2.64%) vSphere
6 74 (1.86%) Xen
7 66 (1.66%) Hyper-V
8 64 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
9 55 (1.39%) KVM
9 55 (1.39%) XenServer
10 33 (0.83%) NFS
11 30 (0.76%) iptables
11 30 (0.76%) Varnish
12 28 (0.71%) Ceph
13 27 (0.68%) VirtualBox
14 26 (0.65%) Firmware
15 24 (0.60%) LXC
16 21 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
16 21 (0.53%) vCloud
16 21 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1668 (42.00%) Puppet
2 1315 (33.12%) Opscode Chef
3 1313 (33.06%) Ansible
4 469 (11.81%) Terraform
5 459 (11.56%) Kubernetes
6 311 (7.83%) Nagios
7 147 (3.70%) Salt
8 116 (2.92%) Packer
9 88 (2.22%) SCCM
10 85 (2.14%) Cobbler
11 75 (1.89%) HAProxy
12 71 (1.79%) Icinga
13 66 (1.66%) ZABBIX
14 64 (1.61%) Tivoli
15 62 (1.56%) Grafana
16 57 (1.44%) SCOM
17 55 (1.39%) logstash
18 50 (1.26%) Cacti
19 49 (1.23%) Docker Swarm
20 46 (1.16%) Mesos
Vendors
1 625 (15.74%) Microsoft
2 470 (11.84%) VMware
3 387 (9.75%) Red Hat
4 269 (6.77%) Oracle
5 217 (5.46%) Google
6 193 (4.86%) Cisco
7 129 (3.25%) SaltStack
8 127 (3.20%) HP
9 113 (2.85%) SAP
10 107 (2.69%) ServiceNow
11 102 (2.57%) Citrix
11 102 (2.57%) Splunk
12 87 (2.19%) New Relic
13 81 (2.04%) Atlassian
14 64 (1.61%) EnterpriseDB
15 62 (1.56%) IBM
16 48 (1.21%) BMC
17 46 (1.16%) AppDynamics
18 44 (1.11%) Remedy
19 40 (1.01%) Rackspace