Period
to 4 August 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 4 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
UK
6 months to
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 168 170 162
Rank change year-on-year +2 -8 +13
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 1,346 3,009 3,762
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.02% 2.10% 2.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 2.28% 2.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1,051 2,320 2,983
Median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% -
10th Percentile £37,000 £36,000 £35,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £85,000
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 61,385 131,929 159,040
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.23% 92.23% 91.98%
Number of salaries quoted 48,971 103,918 126,923
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 4 August 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 4 August 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 -2 1,247 £57,500 - 178
UK excluding London +12 698 £50,000 - 145
London +2 618 £70,000 - 62
North of England +74 231 £50,625 +1.25% 32
South East -13 174 £52,500 -4.55% 17
North West +67 114 £55,000 +3.92% 19
Yorkshire +101 104 £50,000 - 10
Midlands +9 94 £45,000 +2.27% 26
Work from Home -11 90 £55,000 -15.38% 19
South West -13 79 £47,500 - 25
West Midlands +6 64 £45,000 +2.27% 18
East of England +29 49 £50,000 +2.56% 15
Scotland +25 48 £47,500 -9.52% 21
East Midlands +50 30 £46,652 +9.77% 8
Northern Ireland +14 16 £30,000 -64.71% 1
North East -6 13 £45,000 +7.14% 3
Wales +14 8 £52,500 +16.67% 8

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 664 (49.33%) DevOps
2 576 (42.79%) Python
3 564 (41.90%) AWS
4 515 (38.26%) Linux
5 497 (36.92%) Agile Software Development
6 487 (36.18%) Ansible
7 432 (32.10%) Terraform
8 401 (29.79%) Docker
9 392 (29.12%) Azure
10 388 (28.83%) Puppet
11 385 (28.60%) Kubernetes
12 341 (25.33%) Jenkins
13 317 (23.55%) Continuous Integration
14 290 (21.55%) Java
15 285 (21.17%) Windows
16 282 (20.95%) Opscode Chef
17 269 (19.99%) Bash Shell
18 249 (18.50%) Git (software)
19 248 (18.42%) Infrastructure as Code
20 225 (16.72%) SQL
21 221 (16.42%) Finance
22 216 (16.05%) PowerShell
23 206 (15.30%) Microsoft
24 180 (13.37%) Software Engineering
25 173 (12.85%) VMware
26 170 (12.63%) Test Automation
27 169 (12.56%) Scrum
28 164 (12.18%) Continuous Delivery
29 162 (12.04%) ITIL
30 153 (11.37%) Ruby

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 55 (4.09%) Confluence
2 52 (3.86%) Apache
3 42 (3.12%) IIS
4 39 (2.90%) Apache Spark
5 37 (2.75%) Elasticsearch
5 37 (2.75%) SharePoint
6 33 (2.45%) Tomcat
7 27 (2.01%) OpenStack
8 21 (1.56%) JBoss
9 13 (0.97%) MS Exchange
10 12 (0.89%) nginx
10 12 (0.89%) WebSphere
11 9 (0.67%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
13 5 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.30%) Apache ServiceMix
14 4 (0.30%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.30%) ThingWorx
15 3 (0.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 28 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.30%) AutoCAD
4 4 (0.30%) Windchill
5 3 (0.22%) Simulink
6 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (0.59%) SAP Hybris
2 6 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.45%) Sage X3
3 5 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.37%) Sentinel
4 4 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.22%) assyst
5 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.22%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.15%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.074%) Lorenzo
7 1 (0.074%) R3 Corda
7 1 (0.074%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.074%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.074%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.074%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.074%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 564 (41.90%) AWS
2 392 (29.12%) Azure
3 149 (11.07%) GCP
4 111 (8.25%) AWS CloudFormation
5 110 (8.17%) Serverless
6 97 (7.21%) SaaS
7 92 (6.84%) Office 365
8 89 (6.61%) IaaS
8 89 (6.61%) PaaS
9 75 (5.57%) Amazon S3
10 68 (5.05%) AWS Lambda
11 65 (4.83%) GitHub
12 64 (4.75%) Amazon EC2
13 54 (4.01%) Cloud Computing
14 53 (3.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 41 (3.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 38 (2.82%) Azure Active Directory
17 36 (2.67%) Amazon ECS
17 36 (2.67%) OpenShift
18 27 (2.01%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 104 (7.73%) Firewall
2 90 (6.69%) TCP/IP
3 65 (4.83%) VPN
4 63 (4.68%) WAN
5 59 (4.38%) DNS
6 57 (4.23%) LAN
7 42 (3.12%) SAN
8 38 (2.82%) Internet
9 35 (2.60%) DHCP
9 35 (2.60%) HTTP
10 26 (1.93%) Wireless
11 25 (1.86%) Network Security
12 21 (1.56%) SSH
12 21 (1.56%) VoIP
13 20 (1.49%) SSL
13 20 (1.49%) VLAN
14 17 (1.26%) MPLS
15 14 (1.04%) BGP
16 13 (0.97%) OSPF
16 13 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (7.80%) SQL Server
2 91 (6.76%) NoSQL
3 88 (6.54%) MySQL
4 54 (4.01%) Big Data
5 50 (3.71%) Hadoop
6 47 (3.49%) Amazon RDS
7 40 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
8 36 (2.67%) MongoDB
9 30 (2.23%) Relational Database
10 29 (2.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 20 (1.49%) Oracle Database
11 20 (1.49%) Redis
12 19 (1.41%) Amazon Athena
12 19 (1.41%) Amazon Redshift
12 19 (1.41%) Neo4j
13 17 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
14 15 (1.11%) Blockchain
15 14 (1.04%) MariaDB
16 11 (0.82%) Power BI
16 11 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 341 (25.33%) Jenkins
2 249 (18.50%) Git (software)
3 134 (9.96%) JIRA
4 92 (6.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 76 (5.65%) Selenium
6 75 (5.57%) GitLab
7 58 (4.31%) Vagrant
8 57 (4.23%) Maven
9 54 (4.01%) Bitbucket
10 48 (3.57%) TeamCity
11 43 (3.19%) Cucumber
12 40 (2.97%) Sonatype Nexus
13 37 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
14 36 (2.67%) Subversion
15 30 (2.23%) Octopus Deploy
15 30 (2.23%) WebDriver
16 22 (1.63%) Artifactory
17 21 (1.56%) SoapUI
17 21 (1.56%) SonarQube
18 20 (1.49%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 221 (16.42%) Finance
2 63 (4.68%) Retail
3 60 (4.46%) Public Sector
4 57 (4.23%) Banking
5 34 (2.53%) Law
6 32 (2.38%) Manufacturing
7 31 (2.30%) Electronics
8 20 (1.49%) Games
8 20 (1.49%) Telecoms
9 19 (1.41%) Aerospace
10 16 (1.19%) Military
11 10 (0.74%) Advertising
12 8 (0.59%) Legal
13 7 (0.52%) Automotive
13 7 (0.52%) Marketing
14 6 (0.45%) Publishing
15 5 (0.37%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.37%) Local Government
16 4 (0.30%) Front Office
17 3 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 394 (29.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 120 (8.92%) Developer
3 108 (8.02%) Platform Engineer
4 95 (7.06%) Software Engineer
5 94 (6.98%) AWS Engineer
6 86 (6.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 73 (5.42%) Analyst
8 71 (5.27%) AWS DevOps
9 69 (5.13%) Cloud Engineer
10 62 (4.61%) Azure Engineer
11 60 (4.46%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 58 (4.31%) Senior DevOps
13 57 (4.23%) Linux Engineer
14 55 (4.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 54 (4.01%) Administrator
16 53 (3.94%) Architect
17 44 (3.27%) Systems Engineer
18 43 (3.19%) Azure DevOps Engineer
19 41 (3.05%) Lead DevOps
19 41 (3.05%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (8.17%) Web Services
2 86 (6.39%) Elastic Stack
3 71 (5.27%) .NET
4 51 (3.79%) Node.js
5 39 (2.90%) HTML
6 37 (2.75%) AngularJS
6 37 (2.75%) CSS
7 33 (2.45%) JSON
8 32 (2.38%) Kafka
9 30 (2.23%) REST
10 22 (1.63%) J2EE
10 22 (1.63%) LDAP
10 22 (1.63%) RabbitMQ
11 21 (1.56%) React
11 21 (1.56%) Spring
11 21 (1.56%) XML
12 20 (1.49%) RESTful
12 20 (1.49%) YAML
13 19 (1.41%) SOAP
14 17 (1.26%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 127 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (5.42%) CMDB
3 70 (5.20%) Data Centre
4 60 (4.46%) Management Information System
5 56 (4.16%) User Experience
6 55 (4.09%) Public Cloud
7 48 (3.57%) Cloud Native
8 32 (2.38%) Algorithms
9 24 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
9 24 (1.78%) Private Cloud
10 22 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
11 19 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
11 19 (1.41%) Social Network
12 17 (1.26%) Internet of Things
13 16 (1.19%) Blog
14 15 (1.11%) Acoustics
15 14 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 13 (0.97%) Virtual Team
17 12 (0.89%) Hedge funds
17 12 (0.89%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 515 (38.26%) Linux
2 285 (21.17%) Windows
3 137 (10.18%) Unix
4 100 (7.43%) CentOS
5 91 (6.76%) Windows Server
6 83 (6.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 47 (3.49%) Ubuntu
8 32 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (2.15%) Solaris
10 22 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (1.56%) Windows 10
12 19 (1.41%) Apple iOS
13 17 (1.26%) CoreOS
14 14 (1.04%) Mesosphere
15 13 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (0.97%) Windows Server 2016
16 12 (0.89%) Windows 7
17 11 (0.82%) FreeBSD
18 9 (0.67%) Debian
19 8 (0.59%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 664 (49.33%) DevOps
2 497 (36.92%) Agile Software Development
3 317 (23.55%) Continuous Integration
4 248 (18.42%) Infrastructure as Code
5 180 (13.37%) Software Engineering
6 170 (12.63%) Test Automation
7 169 (12.56%) Scrum
8 164 (12.18%) Continuous Delivery
9 162 (12.04%) ITIL
10 143 (10.62%) Problem-Solving
11 130 (9.66%) Migration
12 122 (9.06%) Microservices
13 121 (8.99%) SDLC
14 114 (8.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 110 (8.17%) Open Source
16 100 (7.43%) Change Management
17 96 (7.13%) TDD
18 92 (6.84%) Mentoring
19 90 (6.69%) Deployment Automation
20 89 (6.61%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 576 (42.79%) Python
2 290 (21.55%) Java
3 269 (19.99%) Bash Shell
4 225 (16.72%) SQL
5 216 (16.05%) PowerShell
6 153 (11.37%) Ruby
7 140 (10.40%) Go
8 137 (10.18%) C#
9 136 (10.10%) JavaScript
10 87 (6.46%) C++
11 79 (5.87%) PHP
12 74 (5.50%) C
13 59 (4.38%) Perl
14 52 (3.86%) Shell Script
15 30 (2.23%) Groovy
16 26 (1.93%) PL/SQL
17 12 (0.89%) Embedded C
17 12 (0.89%) R
18 10 (0.74%) Apple Swift
18 10 (0.74%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 137 (10.18%) Degree
2 127 (9.44%) Security Cleared
3 84 (6.24%) SC Cleared
4 48 (3.57%) AWS Certification
5 41 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
7 31 (2.30%) DV Cleared
7 31 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
8 26 (1.93%) CCNA
9 20 (1.49%) CCNP
9 20 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
10 18 (1.34%) MCSE
11 15 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (0.89%) CISSP
12 12 (0.89%) RHCE
13 11 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
14 10 (0.74%) HNC
14 10 (0.74%) ISTQB
15 8 (0.59%) MCITP
16 7 (0.52%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.75%) QA
2 29 (2.15%) SLA
3 18 (1.34%) GDPR
4 7 (0.52%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.52%) NIST
4 7 (0.52%) PMO
5 5 (0.37%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.30%) COBIT
7 3 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.22%) RMADS
8 2 (0.15%) FINRA
9 1 (0.074%) DO-254
9 1 (0.074%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.074%) GxP
9 1 (0.074%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.074%) JTAG
9 1 (0.074%) NCSC
9 1 (0.074%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 401 (29.79%) Docker
2 134 (9.96%) Active Directory
3 116 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (3.34%) Hyper-V
5 31 (2.30%) VirtualBox
6 25 (1.86%) vSphere
7 20 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
8 19 (1.41%) Firmware
9 15 (1.11%) NFS
10 13 (0.97%) KVM
11 11 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
12 10 (0.74%) Samba
12 10 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
13 9 (0.67%) GlusterFS
13 9 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 5 (0.37%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.37%) Xen
15 4 (0.30%) GPFS
15 4 (0.30%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 487 (36.18%) Ansible
2 432 (32.10%) Terraform
3 388 (28.83%) Puppet
4 385 (28.60%) Kubernetes
5 282 (20.95%) Opscode Chef
6 75 (5.57%) SCCM
7 66 (4.90%) Prometheus
8 56 (4.16%) Grafana
9 48 (3.57%) Nagios
10 41 (3.05%) Docker Swarm
11 37 (2.75%) Graphite
12 35 (2.60%) Packer
13 31 (2.30%) Istio
14 30 (2.23%) Consul
15 27 (2.01%) ZABBIX
16 19 (1.41%) Salt
17 17 (1.26%) Microsoft Intune
18 16 (1.19%) Kibana
18 16 (1.19%) SCVMM
19 14 (1.04%) Automic
Vendors
1 206 (15.30%) Microsoft
2 173 (12.85%) VMware
3 115 (8.54%) Oracle
4 79 (5.87%) Cisco
5 77 (5.72%) Red Hat
6 66 (4.90%) Google
7 53 (3.94%) Splunk
8 45 (3.34%) Citrix
9 43 (3.19%) ServiceNow
10 42 (3.12%) HP
11 36 (2.67%) SaltStack
12 34 (2.53%) Atlassian
12 34 (2.53%) Cloudera
13 28 (2.08%) IBM
14 24 (1.78%) New Relic
14 24 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
15 23 (1.71%) SAP
16 21 (1.56%) Hortonworks
17 17 (1.26%) EnterpriseDB
18 16 (1.19%) Dell