Period
to 20 July 2019

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 20 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 162 156 174
Rank change year-on-year -6 +18 +16
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 3,119 3,811 3,615
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.14% 2.18% 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 2.37% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2,289 2,938 2,694
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £31,498
90th Percentile £87,500 £84,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 134,416 160,885 163,088
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.04% 91.89% 91.98%
Number of salaries quoted 105,800 128,722 131,344
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +3.16%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 20 July 2019.

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 20 July 2019. 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 -7 2,874 £57,500 - 513
UK excluding London -5 1,763 £50,000 - 369
London -1 1,279 £67,500 - 181
South East +14 567 £55,000 +4.76% 100
North of England -81 371 £50,000 +5.26% 72
Midlands +48 252 £44,000 -12.00% 46
South West +20 252 £47,500 +3.26% 71
West Midlands +66 205 £44,000 -20.00% 26
North West -45 185 £50,000 +8.11% 38
Yorkshire -89 134 £50,000 +5.26% 23
Scotland +39 131 £50,720 +12.71% 24
East of England -3 130 £50,000 - 43
North East +9 52 £42,000 -16.00% 11
East Midlands -23 47 £40,000 -11.11% 19
Wales +4 34 £45,000 - 9
Northern Ireland +6 26 £85,000 +41.67% 3
Isle of Man - 5 £49,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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 1,563 (50.11%) DevOps
2 1,483 (47.55%) Linux
3 1,304 (41.81%) Amazon AWS
4 1,219 (39.08%) Ansible
5 1,161 (37.22%) Puppet
6 1,131 (36.26%) Agile Software Development
7 1,105 (35.43%) Python
8 1,007 (32.29%) Docker
9 970 (31.10%) Microsoft Azure
10 898 (28.79%) Opscode Chef
11 855 (27.41%) Jenkins
12 842 (27.00%) Kubernetes
13 829 (26.58%) Windows
14 712 (22.83%) Continuous Integration
15 683 (21.90%) Bash Shell
16 668 (21.42%) Terraform
17 639 (20.49%) Java
18 579 (18.56%) Git (software)
19 562 (18.02%) Finance
20 519 (16.64%) SQL
21 512 (16.42%) PowerShell
22 486 (15.58%) Microsoft
23 453 (14.52%) Software Engineering
24 404 (12.95%) Problem-Solving
25 394 (12.63%) Open Source
26 386 (12.38%) Google Cloud Platform
27 385 (12.34%) ITIL
28 369 (11.83%) Infrastructure as Code
29 368 (11.80%) VMware
29 368 (11.80%) Test Automation

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
1 202 (6.48%) Apache
2 119 (3.82%) IIS
3 102 (3.27%) nginx
4 100 (3.21%) Elasticsearch
5 94 (3.01%) SharePoint
5 94 (3.01%) Tomcat
6 88 (2.82%) Apache Spark
7 85 (2.73%) OpenStack
8 78 (2.50%) Confluence
9 65 (2.08%) WebLogic
10 61 (1.96%) WebSphere
11 58 (1.86%) JBoss
12 38 (1.22%) CMS
13 26 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
14 24 (0.77%) Skype for Business
15 21 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
16 19 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
17 18 (0.58%) MS Exchange
18 14 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
19 11 (0.35%) CloudStack
Applications
1 87 (2.79%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (0.90%) Simulink
4 21 (0.67%) Autodesk Inventor
5 17 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 14 (0.45%) Fireworks
7 11 (0.35%) Chatbot
7 11 (0.35%) MS Visio
8 9 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
9 8 (0.26%) Stateflow
9 8 (0.26%) TargetLink
10 5 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.13%) GNU Octave
12 1 (0.032%) CATIA
12 1 (0.032%) HipChat
12 1 (0.032%) PTC Creo
12 1 (0.032%) Siemens NX
12 1 (0.032%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 24 (0.77%) SAP HR
2 22 (0.71%) SAP FI
3 21 (0.67%) SAP CO
3 21 (0.67%) SAP FI/CO
3 21 (0.67%) SAP GTS
3 21 (0.67%) SAP MM
3 21 (0.67%) SAP PM
3 21 (0.67%) SAP PS
3 21 (0.67%) SAP R/3
4 19 (0.61%) Dynamics GP
5 17 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
6 12 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
7 11 (0.35%) Workfront
8 10 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
9 6 (0.19%) NetSuite
10 4 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.13%) Teamcenter
11 3 (0.096%) HFM
11 3 (0.096%) Hyperion Planning
11 3 (0.096%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 1,304 (41.81%) Amazon AWS
2 970 (31.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 386 (12.38%) Google Cloud Platform
4 238 (7.63%) AWS CloudFormation
5 211 (6.76%) SaaS
6 181 (5.80%) PaaS
7 179 (5.74%) Office 365
8 159 (5.10%) IaaS
9 150 (4.81%) Serverless
10 133 (4.26%) GitHub
11 127 (4.07%) Amazon EC2
12 113 (3.62%) Amazon S3
13 85 (2.73%) AWS Lambda
14 72 (2.31%) Amazon ECS
14 72 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
15 69 (2.21%) Amazon ELB
16 67 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
17 56 (1.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 52 (1.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 50 (1.60%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 302 (9.68%) Firewall
2 217 (6.96%) TCP/IP
3 214 (6.86%) DNS
4 123 (3.94%) Internet
5 106 (3.40%) SAN
6 97 (3.11%) Network Security
7 96 (3.08%) SSL
8 95 (3.05%) LAN
9 93 (2.98%) WAN
10 87 (2.79%) VLAN
11 84 (2.69%) DHCP
12 69 (2.21%) HTTP
13 61 (1.96%) VPN
14 41 (1.31%) OSPF
15 39 (1.25%) BGP
16 38 (1.22%) VoIP
17 34 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
17 34 (1.09%) Wireless
18 31 (0.99%) MPLS
19 29 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (9.46%) SQL Server
2 218 (6.99%) MySQL
3 155 (4.97%) PostgreSQL
4 128 (4.10%) MongoDB
5 127 (4.07%) Hadoop
6 106 (3.40%) Big Data
7 85 (2.73%) NoSQL
8 80 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
9 79 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 75 (2.40%) Relational Database
11 62 (1.99%) Azure SQL Database
12 58 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 49 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
14 46 (1.47%) Redis
15 45 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 42 (1.35%) Power BI
17 40 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 32 (1.03%) GIS
19 29 (0.93%) Oracle Database
20 28 (0.90%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 855 (27.41%) Jenkins
2 579 (18.56%) Git (software)
3 237 (7.60%) JIRA
4 228 (7.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 204 (6.54%) TeamCity
6 174 (5.58%) Maven
7 125 (4.01%) Subversion
8 114 (3.66%) Selenium
9 106 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
10 100 (3.21%) Vagrant
11 98 (3.14%) Octopus Deploy
12 95 (3.05%) GitLab
13 75 (2.40%) Travis CI
14 62 (1.99%) Rational DOORS
15 61 (1.96%) Bitbucket
16 55 (1.76%) CircleCI
16 55 (1.76%) IBM UrbanCode
17 53 (1.70%) Visual Studio Team System
18 52 (1.67%) Cucumber
19 48 (1.54%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 562 (18.02%) Finance
2 154 (4.94%) Banking
3 88 (2.82%) Retail
4 87 (2.79%) Telecoms
5 73 (2.34%) Electronics
6 72 (2.31%) Aerospace
7 63 (2.02%) Marketing
8 62 (1.99%) Military
9 56 (1.80%) Legal
10 55 (1.76%) Financial Institution
11 42 (1.35%) Manufacturing
12 39 (1.25%) Games
13 36 (1.15%) Law
14 25 (0.80%) Back Office
15 22 (0.71%) Advertising
16 20 (0.64%) Automotive
17 18 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
18 17 (0.55%) Billing
19 16 (0.51%) Publishing
20 13 (0.42%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 918 (29.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 304 (9.75%) AWS Engineer
3 277 (8.88%) Senior DevOps
4 259 (8.30%) Developer
5 231 (7.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 217 (6.96%) AWS DevOps
7 216 (6.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 213 (6.83%) Linux Engineer
9 207 (6.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 205 (6.57%) Cloud Engineer
11 185 (5.93%) Software Engineer
12 156 (5.00%) Architect
13 143 (4.58%) Analyst
14 131 (4.20%) Systems Engineer
15 130 (4.17%) Administrator
16 126 (4.04%) Platform Engineer
17 121 (3.88%) Systems Administrator
18 114 (3.66%) Linux/Unix DevOps
19 111 (3.56%) Consultant
20 105 (3.37%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 247 (7.92%) .NET
2 233 (7.47%) Web Services
3 208 (6.67%) Elastic Stack
4 137 (4.39%) Node.js
5 122 (3.91%) Kafka
6 106 (3.40%) JSON
7 90 (2.89%) Spring
8 86 (2.76%) HTML
9 82 (2.63%) LAMP
10 66 (2.12%) REST
11 60 (1.92%) CSS
11 60 (1.92%) XML
12 56 (1.80%) RabbitMQ
13 55 (1.76%) .NET Framework
14 52 (1.67%) Spring Boot
15 45 (1.44%) RESTful
16 42 (1.35%) React
17 41 (1.31%) ASP.NET
18 37 (1.19%) Hibernate
18 37 (1.19%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 259 (8.30%) Data Centre
2 243 (7.79%) Public Cloud
3 235 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
4 199 (6.38%) Management Information System
5 119 (3.82%) Linux Command Line
6 115 (3.69%) CMDB
7 99 (3.17%) Replication
8 96 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
9 88 (2.82%) Algorithms
10 83 (2.66%) User Experience
11 76 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
12 67 (2.15%) Clustering
13 66 (2.12%) Cloud Native
14 61 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
15 47 (1.51%) Private Cloud
16 42 (1.35%) Virtual Team
17 41 (1.31%) Data Structures
18 37 (1.19%) VHDL
19 35 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
20 33 (1.06%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 1,483 (47.55%) Linux
2 829 (26.58%) Windows
3 299 (9.59%) Unix
4 245 (7.86%) Windows Server
5 208 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 181 (5.80%) CentOS
7 141 (4.52%) Ubuntu
8 75 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 59 (1.89%) Windows 10
10 55 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
11 50 (1.60%) Debian
12 33 (1.06%) Solaris
13 32 (1.03%) Android
13 32 (1.03%) Apple iOS
14 28 (0.90%) Mesosphere
14 28 (0.90%) Windows 7
15 24 (0.77%) Fedora
16 20 (0.64%) AIX
17 19 (0.61%) Windows 8
18 17 (0.55%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,563 (50.11%) DevOps
2 1,131 (36.26%) Agile Software Development
3 712 (22.83%) Continuous Integration
4 453 (14.52%) Software Engineering
5 404 (12.95%) Problem-Solving
6 394 (12.63%) Open Source
7 385 (12.34%) ITIL
8 369 (11.83%) Infrastructure as Code
9 368 (11.80%) Test Automation
10 302 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 300 (9.62%) Scrum
12 273 (8.75%) SDLC
13 253 (8.11%) Mentoring
14 235 (7.53%) Change Management
15 233 (7.47%) Continuous Delivery
16 232 (7.44%) Migration
17 203 (6.51%) Service Management
18 200 (6.41%) Microservices
19 199 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
20 195 (6.25%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 1,105 (35.43%) Python
2 683 (21.90%) Bash Shell
3 639 (20.49%) Java
4 519 (16.64%) SQL
5 512 (16.42%) PowerShell
6 357 (11.45%) Ruby
7 259 (8.30%) JavaScript
8 251 (8.05%) C
9 220 (7.05%) C#
10 194 (6.22%) Perl
11 181 (5.80%) Go
12 178 (5.71%) C++
13 125 (4.01%) PHP
14 97 (3.11%) Shell Script
15 48 (1.54%) T-SQL
16 36 (1.15%) Scala
17 29 (0.93%) Java 8
17 29 (0.93%) MATLAB
18 26 (0.83%) PL/SQL
19 23 (0.74%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 333 (10.68%) Degree
2 207 (6.64%) Security Cleared
3 151 (4.84%) SC Cleared
4 104 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 102 (3.27%) Cisco Certification
6 92 (2.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 88 (2.82%) CCNA
8 74 (2.37%) AWS Certification
9 65 (2.08%) CCNP
10 60 (1.92%) MCSE
11 50 (1.60%) DV Cleared
12 46 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
13 32 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
14 30 (0.96%) CISSP
14 30 (0.96%) MCSA
15 29 (0.93%) HND
16 22 (0.71%) ISTQB
17 11 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 11 (0.35%) PMI Certification
17 11 (0.35%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (4.62%) QA
2 72 (2.31%) SLA
3 47 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 32 (1.03%) GDPR
5 23 (0.74%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.35%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.32%) HIPAA
7 10 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 9 (0.29%) PMO
9 8 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
10 7 (0.22%) Def Stans
10 7 (0.22%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.19%) ISO 26262
12 5 (0.16%) DO-178B
12 5 (0.16%) DO-254
13 4 (0.13%) ARP4754
13 4 (0.13%) ARP4761
14 3 (0.096%) NIST
15 2 (0.064%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1,007 (32.29%) Docker
2 298 (9.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 274 (8.78%) Active Directory
4 160 (5.13%) Hyper-V
5 94 (3.01%) Virtual Machines
6 57 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
7 47 (1.51%) VirtualBox
8 33 (1.06%) XenApp
9 28 (0.90%) Firmware
10 27 (0.87%) vSphere
11 26 (0.83%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 25 (0.80%) KVM
13 24 (0.77%) Xen
14 17 (0.55%) Varnish
15 14 (0.45%) NFS
15 14 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
16 12 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 12 (0.38%) LXC
16 12 (0.38%) XenDesktop
17 11 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1,219 (39.08%) Ansible
2 1,161 (37.22%) Puppet
3 898 (28.79%) Opscode Chef
4 842 (27.00%) Kubernetes
5 668 (21.42%) Terraform
6 162 (5.19%) Salt
7 155 (4.97%) Docker Swarm
8 146 (4.68%) Nagios
9 125 (4.01%) Prometheus
10 123 (3.94%) Packer
11 96 (3.08%) SCCM
12 93 (2.98%) Grafana
13 62 (1.99%) Consul
14 61 (1.96%) ZABBIX
15 53 (1.70%) Graphite
16 51 (1.64%) SCOM
17 48 (1.54%) logstash
18 47 (1.51%) Kibana
19 41 (1.31%) HAProxy
20 31 (0.99%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 486 (15.58%) Microsoft
2 368 (11.80%) VMware
3 263 (8.43%) Google
4 231 (7.41%) Oracle
5 169 (5.42%) Red Hat
6 156 (5.00%) Cisco
7 121 (3.88%) Splunk
8 102 (3.27%) Atlassian
9 83 (2.66%) SaltStack
10 81 (2.60%) Citrix
11 74 (2.37%) ServiceNow
12 59 (1.89%) SolarWinds
13 58 (1.86%) HP
14 56 (1.80%) New Relic
14 56 (1.80%) SAP
15 51 (1.64%) Veeam
16 47 (1.51%) Ivanti
17 43 (1.38%) IBM
18 40 (1.28%) EMC
18 40 (1.28%) NetApp