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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 4 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
UK
6 months to
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 198 172 178
Rank change year-on-year -26 +6 -9
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 3,548 2,181 1,545
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.95% 2.02% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 2.16% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,534 1,385 1,142
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £48,750 £50,000 £44,313
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £58,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +3.45% +0.87%
75th Percentile £83,000 £80,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,875 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £51,593
% change year-on-year -8.33% +16.30% +3.19%

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 173,273 101,154 73,375
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.36% 93.84% 92.90%
Number of salaries quoted 85,104 70,015 59,291
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,750
25th Percentile £44,842 £41,750 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -28 3,033 £62,500 - 289
London -9 1,652 £80,000 +6.67% 85
Work from Home -24 1,480 £65,000 - 104
UK excluding London -45 1,463 £55,000 -8.33% 212
North of England -51 420 £55,000 -8.33% 52
South East -22 351 £52,500 -16.00% 53
North West -49 227 £55,000 -8.33% 27
Midlands -24 225 £57,500 +15.00% 49
South West -19 197 £52,500 +5.00% 26
West Midlands -10 191 £56,982 +11.18% 36
Yorkshire -74 137 £60,000 - 16
East of England -21 136 £52,500 -19.23% 19
Scotland -44 99 £60,000 +9.09% 9
North East +3 56 £50,000 +1.01% 9
Wales -18 42 £55,000 +53.44% 2
East Midlands -37 34 £66,250 +65.63% 13
Northern Ireland -29 11 £46,750 +16.88% 2

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, 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 1,954 (55.07%) DevOps
2 1,914 (53.95%) AWS
3 1,639 (46.20%) Python
4 1,635 (46.08%) Agile
5 1,634 (46.05%) Ansible
6 1,585 (44.67%) Kubernetes
7 1,432 (40.36%) Azure
8 1,408 (39.68%) Docker
9 1,378 (38.84%) CI/CD
10 1,354 (38.16%) Terraform
11 1,329 (37.46%) Linux
12 1,169 (32.95%) Puppet
13 1,066 (30.05%) Jenkins
14 1,004 (28.30%) Infrastructure as Code
15 915 (25.79%) Java
16 906 (25.54%) Bash
17 884 (24.92%) Opscode Chef
18 834 (23.51%) Finance
19 800 (22.55%) Social Skills
20 789 (22.24%) GCP
21 734 (20.69%) Software Engineering
22 662 (18.66%) Git (software)
23 629 (17.73%) Windows
24 568 (16.01%) Problem-Solving
25 556 (15.67%) Continuous Integration
26 552 (15.56%) PowerShell
27 518 (14.60%) SDLC
28 517 (14.57%) AWS CloudFormation
29 506 (14.26%) Security Cleared
30 498 (14.04%) Degree

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
1 146 (4.11%) Confluence
2 95 (2.68%) OpenStack
3 91 (2.56%) Apache
4 89 (2.51%) nginx
5 75 (2.11%) Apache Spark
6 55 (1.55%) SharePoint
7 53 (1.49%) CMS
8 46 (1.30%) Tomcat
9 33 (0.93%) IIS
10 24 (0.68%) MS Exchange
11 19 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
12 17 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
13 15 (0.42%) Commerce Server
14 13 (0.37%) Headless CMS
15 8 (0.23%) Moodle
15 8 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 8 (0.23%) SugarCRM
16 7 (0.20%) Apache TomEE
17 6 (0.17%) Apache Solr
17 6 (0.17%) WinCC
Applications
1 74 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 56 (1.58%) Microsoft Office
3 46 (1.30%) Simulink
4 41 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 21 (0.59%) Stateflow
6 20 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
7 13 (0.37%) CANalyzer
8 9 (0.25%) MS Visio
9 4 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.056%) Adobe XD
10 2 (0.056%) GIMP
10 2 (0.056%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.056%) Pixelmator
10 2 (0.056%) Sketch
11 1 (0.028%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.028%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.028%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 30 (0.85%) R3 Corda
2 14 (0.39%) Distributed Ledger
3 11 (0.31%) Line 50
3 11 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
3 11 (0.31%) Sage 200
4 9 (0.25%) SAP CRM
5 8 (0.23%) Avolution ABACUS
5 8 (0.23%) Carpe Diem
5 8 (0.23%) Fidessa
5 8 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.20%) MetaTrader
6 7 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.14%) Exstream
7 5 (0.14%) Magento
7 5 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (0.14%) Teamcenter
8 4 (0.11%) Changepoint
9 3 (0.085%) SAP FI-CA
9 3 (0.085%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1,914 (53.95%) AWS
2 1,432 (40.36%) Azure
3 789 (22.24%) GCP
4 517 (14.57%) AWS CloudFormation
5 371 (10.46%) Serverless
6 365 (10.29%) Azure DevOps
7 279 (7.86%) Amazon ECS
8 262 (7.38%) SaaS
9 260 (7.33%) PaaS
10 230 (6.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 221 (6.23%) Amazon S3
12 216 (6.09%) GitHub
13 212 (5.98%) AWS Lambda
14 193 (5.44%) IaaS
15 189 (5.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 157 (4.43%) Amazon EC2
17 152 (4.28%) Microsoft 365
18 139 (3.92%) Azure AKS
19 133 (3.75%) Amazon Kinesis
20 128 (3.61%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 292 (8.23%) Firewall
2 169 (4.76%) DNS
3 145 (4.09%) Network Security
4 144 (4.06%) TCP/IP
5 111 (3.13%) VPN
6 89 (2.51%) DHCP
7 70 (1.97%) Internet
8 67 (1.89%) HTTP
9 53 (1.49%) WAN
10 46 (1.30%) SAN
11 45 (1.27%) LAN
12 40 (1.13%) NAS
12 40 (1.13%) Software-Defined Networking
13 39 (1.10%) WebEx
14 35 (0.99%) SSH
15 33 (0.93%) IPsec
16 31 (0.87%) Cisco IOS
16 31 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
17 27 (0.76%) SSL
17 27 (0.76%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 351 (9.89%) MySQL
2 335 (9.44%) PostgreSQL
3 216 (6.09%) Elasticsearch
4 191 (5.38%) Relational Database
5 175 (4.93%) SQL Server
6 145 (4.09%) DynamoDB
7 142 (4.00%) NoSQL
8 110 (3.10%) MongoDB
9 107 (3.02%) Amazon RDS
10 104 (2.93%) BigQuery
11 84 (2.37%) Amazon Athena
12 80 (2.25%) Big Data
13 78 (2.20%) Amazon Redshift
13 78 (2.20%) Power BI
14 64 (1.80%) Redis
15 58 (1.63%) Hadoop
16 53 (1.49%) Oracle Database
17 51 (1.44%) RDBMS
18 50 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
18 50 (1.41%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 1,066 (30.05%) Jenkins
2 662 (18.66%) Git (software)
3 317 (8.93%) GitLab
4 282 (7.95%) TeamCity
5 269 (7.58%) JIRA
6 184 (5.19%) Octopus Deploy
7 168 (4.74%) Team Foundation Server
8 166 (4.68%) Travis CI
9 143 (4.03%) IBM UrbanCode
10 133 (3.75%) CircleCI
11 127 (3.58%) Maven
12 117 (3.30%) Subversion
13 96 (2.71%) Bitbucket
14 86 (2.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 70 (1.97%) Selenium
16 64 (1.80%) Cucumber
16 64 (1.80%) Gradle
17 53 (1.49%) GoCD
18 48 (1.35%) Artifactory
19 31 (0.87%) Gerrit
General
1 834 (23.51%) Finance
2 800 (22.55%) Social Skills
3 364 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
3 364 (10.26%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 339 (9.55%) Public Sector
5 314 (8.85%) Retail
6 253 (7.13%) Banking
7 135 (3.80%) Electronics
8 120 (3.38%) Automotive
8 120 (3.38%) Telecoms
9 83 (2.34%) Law
10 81 (2.28%) Marketing
11 78 (2.20%) Games
12 72 (2.03%) Financial Institution
13 70 (1.97%) Manufacturing
14 57 (1.61%) Legal
15 52 (1.47%) Presentation Skills
16 36 (1.01%) Aerospace
16 36 (1.01%) Influencing Skills
16 36 (1.01%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 1,142 (32.19%) DevOps Engineer
2 352 (9.92%) Software Engineer
3 321 (9.05%) Senior DevOps
4 310 (8.74%) Cloud Engineer
5 303 (8.54%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 267 (7.53%) Developer
7 179 (5.05%) AWS Engineer
8 166 (4.68%) Architect
9 159 (4.48%) AWS DevOps
10 148 (4.17%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 128 (3.61%) Systems Engineer
12 125 (3.52%) Azure Engineer
13 113 (3.18%) Platform Engineer
14 105 (2.96%) Consultant
15 99 (2.79%) Analyst
16 91 (2.56%) Lead DevOps
17 83 (2.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 81 (2.28%) Administrator
19 79 (2.23%) Full Stack Developer
20 78 (2.20%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 327 (9.22%) Elastic Stack
2 305 (8.60%) .NET
3 228 (6.43%) REST
4 224 (6.31%) Kafka
5 218 (6.14%) React
6 187 (5.27%) RESTful
7 171 (4.82%) Node.js
8 123 (3.47%) Web Services
9 102 (2.87%) AngularJS
10 93 (2.62%) Spring
11 91 (2.56%) .NET Core
12 71 (2.00%) HTML
13 69 (1.94%) JSON
14 64 (1.80%) YAML
15 62 (1.75%) LAMP
16 61 (1.72%) Spring Boot
17 59 (1.66%) CSS
18 58 (1.63%) LEMP Stack
19 52 (1.47%) RabbitMQ
19 52 (1.47%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 334 (9.41%) Public Cloud
2 333 (9.39%) Cloud Native
3 216 (6.09%) Management Information System
4 194 (5.47%) Self-Motivation
5 146 (4.11%) Private Cloud
6 138 (3.89%) Virtual Team
7 119 (3.35%) Data Centre
8 107 (3.02%) CMDB
9 97 (2.73%) Greenfield Project
10 94 (2.65%) Linux Command Line
11 89 (2.51%) User Experience
12 84 (2.37%) Algorithms
13 77 (2.17%) Cyberattack
14 75 (2.11%) Replication
15 67 (1.89%) Social Network
16 62 (1.75%) Blog
17 53 (1.49%) Cyber Defence
18 49 (1.38%) Mobile App
18 49 (1.38%) Social Media
19 47 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,329 (37.46%) Linux
2 629 (17.73%) Windows
3 242 (6.82%) Unix
4 175 (4.93%) CentOS
5 154 (4.34%) Windows Server
6 141 (3.97%) Mesosphere
7 119 (3.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 73 (2.06%) Ubuntu
9 38 (1.07%) Windows 10
10 37 (1.04%) Apple iOS
11 33 (0.93%) Android
11 33 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
12 30 (0.85%) Debian
13 24 (0.68%) Solaris
14 21 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
15 17 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
15 17 (0.48%) Mac OS
15 17 (0.48%) Windows Server 2019
16 15 (0.42%) Amazon Linux
17 12 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,954 (55.07%) DevOps
2 1,635 (46.08%) Agile
3 1,378 (38.84%) CI/CD
4 1,004 (28.30%) Infrastructure as Code
5 734 (20.69%) Software Engineering
6 568 (16.01%) Problem-Solving
7 556 (15.67%) Continuous Integration
8 518 (14.60%) SDLC
9 460 (12.97%) Mentoring
10 444 (12.51%) Scrum
11 442 (12.46%) Open Source
12 420 (11.84%) Microservices
13 419 (11.81%) Test Automation
14 337 (9.50%) Continuous Delivery
15 334 (9.41%) Continuous Improvement
16 312 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
17 310 (8.74%) ITIL
18 302 (8.51%) Computer Science
19 301 (8.48%) Analytics
20 298 (8.40%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1,639 (46.20%) Python
2 915 (25.79%) Java
3 906 (25.54%) Bash
4 552 (15.56%) PowerShell
5 478 (13.47%) Go
6 430 (12.12%) SQL
7 422 (11.89%) JavaScript
8 349 (9.84%) C#
9 327 (9.22%) Ruby
10 217 (6.12%) Groovy
11 174 (4.90%) C
11 174 (4.90%) C++
12 166 (4.68%) TypeScript
13 148 (4.17%) Perl
14 117 (3.30%) Shell Script
15 75 (2.11%) PHP
16 73 (2.06%) R
17 48 (1.35%) Scala
18 47 (1.32%) Kotlin
19 45 (1.27%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 506 (14.26%) Security Cleared
2 498 (14.04%) Degree
3 340 (9.58%) SC Cleared
4 134 (3.78%) AWS Certification
5 131 (3.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 66 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 33 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
8 28 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
9 25 (0.70%) MCSE
10 23 (0.65%) HND
11 21 (0.59%) DV Cleared
11 21 (0.59%) Master's Degree
12 19 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
13 18 (0.51%) RHCE
14 16 (0.45%) CCIE
15 15 (0.42%) DBS Check
15 15 (0.42%) PhD
16 13 (0.37%) CCNP
17 12 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
18 11 (0.31%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (4.93%) QA
2 89 (2.51%) SLA
3 84 (2.37%) Automotive SPICE
4 56 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 49 (1.38%) ISO 26262
6 44 (1.24%) PMO
7 37 (1.04%) ISO 9001
8 31 (0.87%) AUTOSAR
8 31 (0.87%) Data Quality
9 27 (0.76%) PCI DSS
10 23 (0.65%) FATCA
11 19 (0.54%) SOC 2
12 17 (0.48%) NIST
13 14 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
14 13 (0.37%) MISRA
15 10 (0.28%) NIST 800
16 9 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 8 (0.23%) GDPR
17 8 (0.23%) RMADS
18 7 (0.20%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1,408 (39.68%) Docker
2 172 (4.85%) Active Directory
2 172 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 137 (3.86%) Virtual Machines
4 48 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
5 40 (1.13%) KVM
6 37 (1.04%) Hyper-V
7 36 (1.01%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 32 (0.90%) Xen
9 29 (0.82%) Firmware
10 19 (0.54%) vSphere
11 11 (0.31%) NFS
11 11 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
13 9 (0.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 9 (0.25%) Samba
14 8 (0.23%) BitLocker
14 8 (0.23%) Lustre
14 8 (0.23%) Slurm Workload Manager
15 7 (0.20%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1,634 (46.05%) Ansible
2 1,585 (44.67%) Kubernetes
3 1,354 (38.16%) Terraform
4 1,169 (32.95%) Puppet
5 884 (24.92%) Opscode Chef
6 403 (11.36%) Prometheus
7 216 (6.09%) Grafana
8 162 (4.57%) Consul
9 141 (3.97%) Automic
10 127 (3.58%) Kibana
11 126 (3.55%) Docker Swarm
12 124 (3.49%) logstash
13 100 (2.82%) ZABBIX
14 76 (2.14%) Microsoft Intune
15 73 (2.06%) Istio
16 72 (2.03%) Nagios
17 67 (1.89%) HAProxy
17 67 (1.89%) Packer
18 63 (1.78%) SCCM
19 51 (1.44%) Rancher
Vendors
1 463 (13.05%) Microsoft
2 321 (9.05%) Splunk
3 244 (6.88%) VMware
4 233 (6.57%) Oracle
5 184 (5.19%) Google
6 155 (4.37%) Red Hat
7 135 (3.80%) SaltStack
8 111 (3.13%) Cisco
9 87 (2.45%) Salesforce.com
9 87 (2.45%) ServiceNow
10 80 (2.25%) Atlassian
11 62 (1.75%) SAP
12 61 (1.72%) AppDynamics
13 51 (1.44%) F5
14 47 (1.32%) Dynatrace
15 46 (1.30%) BT
16 37 (1.04%) Hitachi
16 37 (1.04%) New Relic
17 33 (0.93%) Palo Alto
18 32 (0.90%) Perforce