Period
to 28 January 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 28 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 180 168 168
Rank change year-on-year -12 0 +8
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 2,407 3,214 3,682
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.92% 2.13% 2.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 2.31% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,722 2,449 2,888
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 115,522 139,236 158,652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.95% 92.18% 92.19%
Number of salaries quoted 91,482 109,804 128,264
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 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 -15 2,269 £60,000 +4.35% 500
UK excluding London -23 1,300 £55,000 +4.76% 375
London -13 1,039 £69,500 +2.96% 178
South East +7 478 £60,000 +9.09% 90
North of England -30 330 £55,000 - 90
Midlands -13 159 £50,000 +5.26% 65
South West -9 153 £47,500 +1.06% 41
Yorkshire +15 151 £55,000 - 44
North West -49 145 £52,500 -4.55% 41
West Midlands -20 95 £50,000 +5.26% 38
East of England 0 88 £53,000 +6.00% 36
East Midlands -2 61 £47,500 -9.52% 27
Scotland +11 58 £52,500 +16.67% 31
North East -18 34 £40,000 -27.27% 5
Northern Ireland +21 21 £32,000 -17.42% 5
Wales -28 21 £45,000 -10.00% 17

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1,136 (47.20%) DevOps
2 1,005 (41.75%) Linux
3 988 (41.05%) Ansible
4 968 (40.22%) AWS
5 936 (38.89%) Python
6 855 (35.52%) Docker
7 851 (35.36%) Azure
8 848 (35.23%) Agile Software Development
9 809 (33.61%) Puppet
10 745 (30.95%) Kubernetes
11 722 (30.00%) Terraform
12 698 (29.00%) Windows
13 641 (26.63%) Jenkins
14 559 (23.22%) Opscode Chef
15 504 (20.94%) Finance
16 498 (20.69%) Bash Shell
17 487 (20.23%) Java
18 468 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
19 467 (19.40%) Git (software)
20 445 (18.49%) SQL
21 435 (18.07%) Microsoft
22 388 (16.12%) PowerShell
23 383 (15.91%) Infrastructure as Code
24 347 (14.42%) GCP
25 315 (13.09%) Problem-Solving
26 309 (12.84%) Ruby
27 298 (12.38%) Software Engineering
28 283 (11.76%) ITIL
29 279 (11.59%) Test Automation
30 274 (11.38%) 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 89 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 88 (3.66%) IIS
3 81 (3.37%) Apache Spark
3 81 (3.37%) Confluence
4 77 (3.20%) Tomcat
5 73 (3.03%) Apache
6 49 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
7 43 (1.79%) JBoss
8 42 (1.74%) CMS
9 38 (1.58%) nginx
10 31 (1.29%) OpenStack
11 29 (1.20%) WebSphere
12 18 (0.75%) WebLogic
13 17 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 16 (0.66%) MS Exchange
15 15 (0.62%) Skype for Business
16 12 (0.50%) Apache TomEE
17 11 (0.46%) Oracle Service Bus
18 10 (0.42%) Drupal
19 9 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 66 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.46%) Simulink
5 8 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.29%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.17%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.12%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.12%) Windchill
9 1 (0.042%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.042%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.042%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.042%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.042%) Stateflow
9 1 (0.042%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 12 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.29%) R3 Corda
4 6 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.17%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.17%) Workfront
7 2 (0.083%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.083%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.083%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.083%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.083%) SAP IS-U
7 2 (0.083%) SAP Payroll
8 1 (0.042%) CA PPM
8 1 (0.042%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.042%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.042%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 968 (40.22%) AWS
2 851 (35.36%) Azure
3 347 (14.42%) GCP
4 198 (8.23%) AWS CloudFormation
5 166 (6.90%) SaaS
6 144 (5.98%) PaaS
7 135 (5.61%) IaaS
8 104 (4.32%) Office 365
9 102 (4.24%) Serverless
10 99 (4.11%) Azure Active Directory
11 93 (3.86%) GitHub
12 79 (3.28%) Amazon EC2
13 57 (2.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 56 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
15 54 (2.24%) Amazon S3
15 54 (2.24%) OpenShift
16 53 (2.20%) Amazon ECS
17 48 (1.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 46 (1.91%) Amazon EKS
19 45 (1.87%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 271 (11.26%) Firewall
2 220 (9.14%) DNS
3 194 (8.06%) TCP/IP
4 96 (3.99%) VPN
5 91 (3.78%) Internet
6 85 (3.53%) LAN
7 80 (3.32%) WAN
8 64 (2.66%) DHCP
9 61 (2.53%) BGP
10 53 (2.20%) HTTP
11 52 (2.16%) Network Security
11 52 (2.16%) SAN
12 50 (2.08%) MPLS
13 49 (2.04%) Intranet
14 46 (1.91%) OSPF
15 44 (1.83%) IPsec
16 42 (1.74%) SSL
17 39 (1.62%) SMTP
17 39 (1.62%) SSH
18 37 (1.54%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 150 (6.23%) MySQL
3 137 (5.69%) Big Data
4 115 (4.78%) NoSQL
5 112 (4.65%) Hadoop
6 95 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
7 73 (3.03%) Relational Database
8 70 (2.91%) Amazon RDS
9 53 (2.20%) MongoDB
10 46 (1.91%) Neo4j
11 37 (1.54%) Amazon Redshift
12 36 (1.50%) Amazon Athena
12 36 (1.50%) RDBMS
13 30 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
14 26 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 24 (1.00%) Oracle Database
15 24 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 21 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
17 20 (0.83%) Redis
18 19 (0.79%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 641 (26.63%) Jenkins
2 467 (19.40%) Git (software)
3 188 (7.81%) JIRA
4 145 (6.02%) TeamCity
5 143 (5.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 123 (5.11%) Maven
7 119 (4.94%) Vagrant
8 85 (3.53%) Subversion
9 76 (3.16%) Selenium
10 75 (3.12%) Bitbucket
10 75 (3.12%) GitLab
11 72 (2.99%) Cucumber
12 70 (2.91%) Octopus Deploy
13 64 (2.66%) SonarQube
14 60 (2.49%) Sonatype Nexus
15 57 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
16 55 (2.29%) Ant
17 46 (1.91%) CircleCI
18 45 (1.87%) Artifactory
19 44 (1.83%) Gradle
General
1 504 (20.94%) Finance
2 123 (5.11%) Banking
3 119 (4.94%) Retail
4 91 (3.78%) Public Sector
5 74 (3.07%) Aerospace
6 55 (2.29%) Manufacturing
7 41 (1.70%) Military
8 38 (1.58%) Legal
9 36 (1.50%) Games
9 36 (1.50%) Marketing
10 35 (1.45%) Telecoms
11 24 (1.00%) Automotive
11 24 (1.00%) Financial Institution
12 22 (0.91%) Billing
13 20 (0.83%) Electronics
14 17 (0.71%) Advertising
15 15 (0.62%) Investment Banking
16 12 (0.50%) Law
17 10 (0.42%) Local Government
18 7 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 642 (26.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 261 (10.84%) Developer
3 176 (7.31%) Platform Engineer
4 162 (6.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 157 (6.52%) Cloud Engineer
6 154 (6.40%) Analyst
6 154 (6.40%) Architect
7 136 (5.65%) AWS Engineer
8 125 (5.19%) Azure Engineer
9 122 (5.07%) Senior DevOps
10 115 (4.78%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 97 (4.03%) Software Engineer
12 81 (3.37%) AWS DevOps
13 75 (3.12%) Linux Engineer
14 72 (2.99%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 62 (2.58%) Administrator
16 60 (2.49%) Consultant
17 59 (2.45%) Senior Developer
18 58 (2.41%) Network Engineer
19 57 (2.37%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (7.98%) .NET
2 184 (7.64%) Web Services
3 149 (6.19%) Node.js
4 145 (6.02%) Elastic Stack
5 122 (5.07%) HTML
6 110 (4.57%) CSS
7 99 (4.11%) REST
8 71 (2.95%) SOAP
9 70 (2.91%) JSON
10 69 (2.87%) AngularJS
11 68 (2.83%) React
12 63 (2.62%) Kafka
13 58 (2.41%) .NET Framework
14 55 (2.29%) Spring
15 51 (2.12%) RESTful
16 45 (1.87%) Spark Streaming
17 44 (1.83%) XML
18 43 (1.79%) .NET Core
18 43 (1.79%) LAMP
19 42 (1.74%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 197 (8.18%) Data Centre
2 187 (7.77%) Management Information System
3 157 (6.52%) Public Cloud
4 156 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
5 137 (5.69%) Self-Motivation
6 128 (5.32%) CMDB
7 75 (3.12%) Linux Command Line
8 60 (2.49%) User Experience
9 55 (2.29%) Private Cloud
10 52 (2.16%) Cloud Native
10 52 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
11 50 (2.08%) Enterprise Cloud
12 39 (1.62%) Hybrid Cloud
12 39 (1.62%) Replication
13 38 (1.58%) Algorithms
14 36 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
15 35 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 32 (1.33%) Mobile App
17 30 (1.25%) Blog
18 29 (1.20%) Acoustics
Operating Systems
1 1,005 (41.75%) Linux
2 698 (29.00%) Windows
3 229 (9.51%) Unix
4 202 (8.39%) Windows Server
5 151 (6.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 111 (4.61%) CentOS
7 76 (3.16%) Ubuntu
8 55 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 51 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 50 (2.08%) Windows 10
11 29 (1.20%) Solaris
12 26 (1.08%) Windows 7
13 24 (1.00%) Apple iOS
13 24 (1.00%) Mesosphere
14 21 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
15 19 (0.79%) Android
16 17 (0.71%) VMS
17 16 (0.66%) Mac OS
18 14 (0.58%) Fedora
19 13 (0.54%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,136 (47.20%) DevOps
2 848 (35.23%) Agile Software Development
3 468 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
4 383 (15.91%) Infrastructure as Code
5 315 (13.09%) Problem-Solving
6 298 (12.38%) Software Engineering
7 283 (11.76%) ITIL
8 279 (11.59%) Test Automation
9 221 (9.18%) Open Source
10 218 (9.06%) Scrum
11 198 (8.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 185 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
13 179 (7.44%) SDLC
14 176 (7.31%) Mentoring
15 174 (7.23%) Project Management
16 167 (6.94%) Migration
17 166 (6.90%) Change Management
18 160 (6.65%) Analytics
18 160 (6.65%) Microservices
19 158 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 936 (38.89%) Python
2 498 (20.69%) Bash Shell
3 487 (20.23%) Java
4 445 (18.49%) SQL
5 388 (16.12%) PowerShell
6 309 (12.84%) Ruby
7 267 (11.09%) C#
8 232 (9.64%) JavaScript
9 182 (7.56%) Go
10 145 (6.02%) Perl
11 125 (5.19%) C
12 100 (4.15%) C++
13 99 (4.11%) PHP
14 94 (3.91%) Shell Script
15 53 (2.20%) PL/SQL
16 39 (1.62%) R
17 32 (1.33%) Scala
18 27 (1.12%) Groovy
19 23 (0.96%) Ada
20 22 (0.91%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 274 (11.38%) Degree
2 209 (8.68%) Security Cleared
3 135 (5.61%) SC Cleared
4 120 (4.99%) Cisco Certification
5 96 (3.99%) CCNA
6 94 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 71 (2.95%) Computer Science Degree
8 65 (2.70%) MCSE
9 55 (2.29%) CCNP
10 44 (1.83%) DV Cleared
11 34 (1.41%) CISSP
12 32 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
12 32 (1.33%) MCSA
13 31 (1.29%) AWS Certification
14 26 (1.08%) SANS
15 24 (1.00%) RHCE
16 22 (0.91%) GIAC
17 17 (0.71%) CompTIA Security+
17 17 (0.71%) JNCIP
18 14 (0.58%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (5.36%) QA
2 47 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (1.20%) PCI DSS
3 29 (1.20%) SLA
4 24 (1.00%) GDPR
5 14 (0.58%) ISO 9001
5 14 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 11 (0.46%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 10 (0.42%) MISRA
8 8 (0.33%) ISO 22301
8 8 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 7 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (0.29%) HIPAA
9 7 (0.29%) PMO
10 6 (0.25%) Actionable Recommendations
10 6 (0.25%) Def Stans
11 5 (0.21%) ECSS
11 5 (0.21%) MISRA C
11 5 (0.21%) NIST
System Software
1 855 (35.52%) Docker
2 266 (11.05%) Active Directory
3 179 (7.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 77 (3.20%) VirtualBox
5 74 (3.07%) Hyper-V
6 51 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
7 42 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
8 41 (1.70%) vSphere
9 36 (1.50%) NFS
10 25 (1.04%) KVM
11 24 (1.00%) LXC
12 21 (0.87%) Xen
13 18 (0.75%) Firmware
14 15 (0.62%) Samba
15 13 (0.54%) iptables
16 12 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
16 12 (0.50%) XenApp
17 10 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 10 (0.42%) oVirt
18 8 (0.33%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 988 (41.05%) Ansible
2 809 (33.61%) Puppet
3 745 (30.95%) Kubernetes
4 722 (30.00%) Terraform
5 559 (23.22%) Opscode Chef
6 137 (5.69%) Docker Swarm
7 110 (4.57%) Nagios
8 98 (4.07%) Salt
9 92 (3.82%) Grafana
10 84 (3.49%) Prometheus
11 74 (3.07%) SCCM
12 73 (3.03%) Packer
13 70 (2.91%) Consul
14 69 (2.87%) ZABBIX
15 55 (2.29%) Graphite
16 49 (2.04%) Rancher
17 29 (1.20%) Opsview
18 28 (1.16%) SCOM
19 26 (1.08%) vCenter Server
20 24 (1.00%) Automic
Vendors
1 435 (18.07%) Microsoft
2 237 (9.85%) VMware
3 222 (9.22%) Google
4 173 (7.19%) Oracle
5 161 (6.69%) Red Hat
6 113 (4.69%) Cisco
7 101 (4.20%) ServiceNow
8 96 (3.99%) Splunk
9 91 (3.78%) IBM
10 74 (3.07%) HP
11 70 (2.91%) Cloudera
12 62 (2.58%) Hortonworks
13 49 (2.04%) Juniper
14 47 (1.95%) Atlassian
15 46 (1.91%) Citrix
16 41 (1.70%) Informatica
17 31 (1.29%) Dell
17 31 (1.29%) EMC
18 30 (1.25%) New Relic
18 30 (1.25%) SaltStack