Period
to 22 January 2021

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 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 132 181 167
Rank change year-on-year +49 -14 +4
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 1,529 2,435 3,231
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.39% 1.93% 2.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.59% 2.10% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1,345 1,829 2,606
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% -
10th Percentile £36,750 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £88,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 59,138 116,142 140,050
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.35% 92.11% 92.23%
Number of salaries quoted 47,696 93,062 111,895
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.52% +2.22% -

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 22 January 2021.

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 22 January 2021. 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 +42 1,424 £60,000 - 321
UK excluding London +38 828 £55,000 - 226
London +53 643 £70,000 +3.70% 122
North of England +53 285 £55,000 - 59
Work from Home +3 202 £55,000 -4.35% 43
South East -29 157 £60,000 - 45
Yorkshire +39 154 £60,000 +9.09% 17
Midlands +58 138 £60,000 +26.32% 39
South West +54 133 £52,500 +10.53% 31
West Midlands +77 122 £62,500 +25.00% 23
North West +51 111 £53,125 +1.19% 36
East of England +75 57 £72,500 +36.79% 25
Scotland +41 49 £45,000 -14.29% 15
North East +12 20 £47,500 +5.56% 6
East Midlands +9 15 £38,500 -18.95% 16
Wales +44 14 £34,000 -24.44% 10
Northern Ireland +5 12 £43,750 +36.72% 3

For the 6 months to 22 January 2021, 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.

1 881 (57.62%) DevOps
2 760 (49.71%) AWS
3 652 (42.64%) Python
4 621 (40.61%) Linux
5 615 (40.22%) Agile Software Development
6 582 (38.06%) Puppet
7 578 (37.80%) Terraform
8 561 (36.69%) Azure
9 540 (35.32%) Ansible
10 500 (32.70%) Docker
11 495 (32.37%) Kubernetes
12 429 (28.06%) Jenkins
13 412 (26.95%) Opscode Chef
14 377 (24.66%) Java
15 322 (21.06%) Infrastructure as Code
16 321 (20.99%) Microsoft
17 311 (20.34%) Windows
18 296 (19.36%) Git (software)
19 295 (19.29%) PowerShell
19 295 (19.29%) SQL
20 286 (18.71%) Bash Shell
21 259 (16.94%) Problem-Solving
22 239 (15.63%) Ruby
23 238 (15.57%) Continuous Integration
24 231 (15.11%) JavaScript
25 225 (14.72%) C#
25 225 (14.72%) Go
25 225 (14.72%) Deployment Automation
26 216 (14.13%) Finance
27 204 (13.34%) Security Cleared

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 56 (3.66%) Elasticsearch
2 51 (3.34%) JBoss
3 50 (3.27%) Confluence
4 43 (2.81%) SharePoint
5 35 (2.29%) Apache
6 28 (1.83%) Tomcat
7 24 (1.57%) Apache Spark
8 21 (1.37%) Red Hat Fuse
9 20 (1.31%) Apache ServiceMix
10 19 (1.24%) IIS
11 15 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 13 (0.85%) nginx
12 13 (0.85%) WebSphere
13 12 (0.78%) CMS
14 10 (0.65%) OpenStack
15 9 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 8 (0.52%) WebLogic
17 7 (0.46%) ArcGIS
18 6 (0.39%) Drupal
18 6 (0.39%) FileNet
Applications
1 22 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.26%) Windchill
4 1 (0.065%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.065%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.065%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 26 (1.70%) Oracle Applications
2 18 (1.18%) SAP Hybris
3 13 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.72%) Workfront
5 9 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
5 9 (0.59%) Sentinel
5 9 (0.59%) Siebel CRM
6 5 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.26%) Teamcenter
8 3 (0.20%) HFM
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 1 (0.065%) Academy Housing
9 1 (0.065%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.065%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 760 (49.71%) AWS
2 561 (36.69%) Azure
3 172 (11.25%) AWS CloudFormation
4 163 (10.66%) PaaS
5 145 (9.48%) GCP
6 144 (9.42%) SaaS
7 140 (9.16%) IaaS
8 121 (7.91%) Serverless
9 97 (6.34%) Azure Active Directory
9 97 (6.34%) Pulumi
10 96 (6.28%) Amazon EKS
11 82 (5.36%) Amazon EC2
12 79 (5.17%) Office 365
13 75 (4.91%) GitHub
14 71 (4.64%) Amazon S3
15 61 (3.99%) Cloud Computing
16 58 (3.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 53 (3.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 52 (3.40%) AWS Lambda
19 48 (3.14%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 156 (10.20%) Firewall
2 78 (5.10%) DNS
3 67 (4.38%) TCP/IP
4 49 (3.20%) VPN
5 39 (2.55%) SAN
6 33 (2.16%) VLAN
7 32 (2.09%) HTTP
8 29 (1.90%) WAN
9 26 (1.70%) OSPF
10 25 (1.64%) Network Security
11 24 (1.57%) DHCP
12 22 (1.44%) Internet
12 22 (1.44%) LAN
12 22 (1.44%) SSL
13 21 (1.37%) IPv4
14 18 (1.18%) NAS
15 15 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
16 14 (0.92%) Wireless
17 13 (0.85%) SSH
18 12 (0.78%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (7.98%) SQL Server
2 109 (7.13%) MySQL
3 101 (6.61%) MongoDB
4 99 (6.47%) PostgreSQL
5 97 (6.34%) Azure SQL Database
6 73 (4.77%) NoSQL
7 62 (4.05%) Redis
8 60 (3.92%) Amazon RDS
9 58 (3.79%) Cosmos DB
10 50 (3.27%) MariaDB
11 49 (3.20%) Relational Database
12 38 (2.49%) Hadoop
13 34 (2.22%) Big Data
14 23 (1.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 20 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
15 20 (1.31%) Power BI
16 19 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 18 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 17 (1.11%) Amazon Redshift
18 17 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 429 (28.06%) Jenkins
2 296 (19.36%) Git (software)
3 145 (9.48%) JIRA
4 127 (8.31%) GitLab
5 116 (7.59%) Selenium
6 85 (5.56%) Subversion
7 83 (5.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 80 (5.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 79 (5.17%) TeamCity
10 78 (5.10%) Cucumber
11 60 (3.92%) Bitbucket
12 56 (3.66%) Maven
13 50 (3.27%) Artifactory
14 47 (3.07%) Visual Studio
15 42 (2.75%) Sonatype Nexus
16 41 (2.68%) Octopus Deploy
17 34 (2.22%) WebDriver
18 30 (1.96%) Eclipse
19 28 (1.83%) Vagrant
20 26 (1.70%) SoapUI
General
1 216 (14.13%) Finance
2 77 (5.04%) Public Sector
3 45 (2.94%) Retail
4 44 (2.88%) Banking
5 40 (2.62%) Telecoms
6 33 (2.16%) Law
6 33 (2.16%) Manufacturing
7 31 (2.03%) Marketing
8 28 (1.83%) Electronics
9 23 (1.50%) Games
10 22 (1.44%) Legal
11 21 (1.37%) Aerospace
12 14 (0.92%) Advertising
13 13 (0.85%) Investment Banking
14 9 (0.59%) Front Office
14 9 (0.59%) Publishing
15 5 (0.33%) Military
16 4 (0.26%) Back Office
16 4 (0.26%) Local Government
17 3 (0.20%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 515 (33.68%) DevOps Engineer
2 174 (11.38%) AWS Engineer
3 154 (10.07%) AWS DevOps
4 139 (9.09%) Developer
5 135 (8.83%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 124 (8.11%) Azure Engineer
7 121 (7.91%) Platform Engineer
8 119 (7.78%) Senior DevOps
9 115 (7.52%) Architect
10 110 (7.19%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 89 (5.82%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 85 (5.56%) Analyst
12 85 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 85 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
13 79 (5.17%) Cloud Engineer
14 57 (3.73%) Azure DevOps
15 53 (3.47%) Software Engineer
16 52 (3.40%) Administrator
17 46 (3.01%) Consultant
17 46 (3.01%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (8.37%) Web Services
2 100 (6.54%) Node.js
3 80 (5.23%) .NET
4 72 (4.71%) CSS
5 71 (4.64%) HTML
6 69 (4.51%) Elastic Stack
7 53 (3.47%) React
8 52 (3.40%) Spring
9 50 (3.27%) RESTful
10 48 (3.14%) JSON
10 48 (3.14%) REST
11 41 (2.68%) AngularJS
12 31 (2.03%) Kafka
13 30 (1.96%) Gherkin
14 29 (1.90%) SOAP
15 27 (1.77%) SAML
16 24 (1.57%) HTML5
16 24 (1.57%) Spring Boot
17 21 (1.37%) Middleware
18 18 (1.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 82 (5.36%) Public Cloud
2 75 (4.91%) Management Information System
3 66 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
4 59 (3.86%) Linux Command Line
5 58 (3.79%) Data Centre
6 55 (3.60%) Enterprise Cloud
7 50 (3.27%) Cloud Native
8 48 (3.14%) CMDB
9 37 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
10 34 (2.22%) Mobile App
11 33 (2.16%) Virtual Team
12 31 (2.03%) User Experience
13 28 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
14 24 (1.57%) Social Network
15 21 (1.37%) Cyberthreat
16 18 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
16 18 (1.18%) Replication
17 17 (1.11%) FMCG
17 17 (1.11%) PKI
18 16 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 621 (40.61%) Linux
2 311 (20.34%) Windows
3 183 (11.97%) Unix
4 124 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 118 (7.72%) CentOS
6 95 (6.21%) Windows Server
7 55 (3.60%) Ubuntu
8 37 (2.42%) Windows 10
9 25 (1.64%) Windows Server 2016
10 19 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (1.24%) Windows Server 2019
11 17 (1.11%) CoreOS
12 15 (0.98%) zOS
13 14 (0.92%) Solaris
14 9 (0.59%) Debian
15 8 (0.52%) VMS
15 8 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (0.46%) Android
17 5 (0.33%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.33%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 881 (57.62%) DevOps
2 615 (40.22%) Agile Software Development
3 322 (21.06%) Infrastructure as Code
4 259 (16.94%) Problem-Solving
5 238 (15.57%) Continuous Integration
6 225 (14.72%) Deployment Automation
7 180 (11.77%) Test Automation
8 171 (11.18%) ITIL
8 171 (11.18%) Software Engineering
9 156 (10.20%) Open Source
10 151 (9.88%) Continuous Delivery
11 143 (9.35%) Microservices
12 128 (8.37%) Analytics
13 124 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
14 119 (7.78%) TDD
15 118 (7.72%) Scrum
16 117 (7.65%) SDLC
17 110 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 103 (6.74%) Migration
19 102 (6.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 652 (42.64%) Python
2 377 (24.66%) Java
3 295 (19.29%) PowerShell
3 295 (19.29%) SQL
4 286 (18.71%) Bash Shell
5 239 (15.63%) Ruby
6 231 (15.11%) JavaScript
7 225 (14.72%) C#
7 225 (14.72%) Go
8 73 (4.77%) Perl
9 71 (4.64%) PHP
10 68 (4.45%) C++
11 54 (3.53%) TypeScript
12 49 (3.20%) Shell Script
13 45 (2.94%) C
14 42 (2.75%) Groovy
15 27 (1.77%) T-SQL
16 23 (1.50%) Scala
17 14 (0.92%) VB
18 12 (0.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 204 (13.34%) Security Cleared
2 153 (10.01%) SC Cleared
3 127 (8.31%) Degree
4 102 (6.67%) AWS Certification
5 53 (3.47%) DV Cleared
6 28 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
7 27 (1.77%) CISSP
8 26 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
9 23 (1.50%) RHCE
10 21 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
12 16 (1.05%) MCSE
13 15 (0.98%) CCNA
14 12 (0.78%) MCSA
15 11 (0.72%) GIAC
16 7 (0.46%) ISTQB
17 6 (0.39%) CCNP
17 6 (0.39%) CISM
17 6 (0.39%) Citrix Certification
18 5 (0.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.81%) SLA
2 42 (2.75%) QA
3 22 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.78%) GDPR
5 9 (0.59%) WCAG
6 8 (0.52%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.46%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.46%) ISO 22301
8 6 (0.39%) PMO
9 5 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 5 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
9 5 (0.33%) EMIR
9 5 (0.33%) GxP
9 5 (0.33%) MiFID
10 4 (0.26%) OpenSCAP
11 3 (0.20%) NIST
12 1 (0.065%) FINRA
12 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.065%) MISRA
System Software
1 500 (32.70%) Docker
2 193 (12.62%) Active Directory
3 140 (9.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 47 (3.07%) Hyper-V
5 33 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
6 31 (2.03%) Firmware
7 22 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (1.44%) vSphere
8 21 (1.37%) BitLocker
9 17 (1.11%) VirtualBox
10 12 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 10 (0.65%) HDFS
13 6 (0.39%) KVM
14 5 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 5 (0.33%) NFS
14 5 (0.33%) Varnish
15 4 (0.26%) LXC
15 4 (0.26%) Postfix
16 3 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 582 (38.06%) Puppet
2 578 (37.80%) Terraform
3 540 (35.32%) Ansible
4 495 (32.37%) Kubernetes
5 412 (26.95%) Opscode Chef
6 124 (8.11%) Prometheus
7 102 (6.67%) Grafana
8 95 (6.21%) SCCM
9 57 (3.73%) Nagios
10 40 (2.62%) Istio
11 38 (2.49%) Graphite
12 36 (2.35%) Microsoft Intune
13 35 (2.29%) Packer
14 32 (2.09%) SCOM
15 29 (1.90%) Docker Swarm
16 26 (1.70%) Salt
17 25 (1.64%) Fortio
17 25 (1.64%) Kiali
18 22 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
18 22 (1.44%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 321 (20.99%) Microsoft
2 201 (13.15%) VMware
3 175 (11.45%) Oracle
4 98 (6.41%) SaltStack
5 88 (5.76%) Google
6 76 (4.97%) Red Hat
7 66 (4.32%) New Relic
8 65 (4.25%) IBM
9 52 (3.40%) Cisco
10 47 (3.07%) SAP
11 45 (2.94%) Atlassian
12 44 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
13 40 (2.62%) Splunk
14 35 (2.29%) Adobe
15 32 (2.09%) McAfee
16 31 (2.03%) ServiceNow
17 22 (1.44%) Citrix
17 22 (1.44%) Dell
17 22 (1.44%) Remedy
17 22 (1.44%) Symantec