Period
to 21 October 2017

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 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 184 196
Rank change year-on-year +20 +12 +38
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 3804 3496 3822
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.19% 1.83% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 2.05% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2833 2842 2871
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,300 £34,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 156565 170492 194103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.23% 88.60%
Number of salaries quoted 123230 141844 159582
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +6.25%

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 21 October 2017.

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 21 October 2017. 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 +19 3572 £55,500 +5.71% 219
UK excluding London +40 1873 £50,000 +5.26% 114
London +23 1861 £65,000 +8.33% 107
South East +78 567 £52,500 +5.00% 31
North of England +56 516 £50,000 +17.65% 36
North West +24 295 £50,000 +17.65% 11
Midlands +22 241 £42,500 -2.30% 12
East of England -7 215 £50,000 -9.09% 21
West Midlands +75 197 £42,500 -5.56% 5
Yorkshire +44 186 £53,750 +26.47% 20
South West -41 166 £47,500 +5.56% 12
Scotland +15 124 £46,000 +1.10% 1
East Midlands -39 44 £52,500 +23.53% 7
Wales +20 41 £37,500 -16.67% 1
North East +38 35 £43,000 +14.67% 5
Northern Ireland -39 5 £40,000 -20.00%

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, IT jobs citing Configuration Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 1733 (45.56%) Linux
2 1726 (45.37%) DevOps
3 1558 (40.96%) Puppet
4 1418 (37.28%) Agile Software Development
5 1273 (33.46%) Python
6 1185 (31.15%) Opscode Chef
7 1168 (30.70%) Ansible
8 1119 (29.42%) Amazon AWS
9 1007 (26.47%) Continuous Integration
10 1004 (26.39%) Jenkins
11 1002 (26.34%) Finance
12 850 (22.34%) Windows
13 796 (20.93%) Docker
14 788 (20.72%) Java
15 704 (18.51%) Bash Shell
16 679 (17.85%) Ruby
17 665 (17.48%) Git (software)
18 653 (17.17%) ITIL
19 635 (16.69%) SQL
20 634 (16.67%) Unix
21 592 (15.56%) Microsoft
22 561 (14.75%) Banking
23 559 (14.70%) PowerShell
24 556 (14.62%) Test Automation
25 553 (14.54%) Scrum
26 535 (14.06%) Microsoft Azure
27 510 (13.41%) Perl
28 504 (13.25%) Software Engineering
29 493 (12.96%) Degree
30 487 (12.80%) .NET

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
1 359 (9.44%) Apache
2 217 (5.70%) OpenStack
3 216 (5.68%) Tomcat
4 179 (4.71%) nginx
5 178 (4.68%) IIS
6 103 (2.71%) Confluence
7 95 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
8 85 (2.23%) CloudStack
9 74 (1.95%) WebSphere
10 59 (1.55%) SharePoint
11 52 (1.37%) JBoss
11 52 (1.37%) MS Exchange
12 51 (1.34%) Cloud Foundry
13 44 (1.16%) CMS
14 41 (1.08%) Jetty
15 35 (0.92%) WebLogic
16 26 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
17 24 (0.63%) Apache Spark
18 22 (0.58%) IBM Notes
19 21 (0.55%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 98 (2.58%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.39%) Autodesk Inventor
4 10 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.13%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.11%) Simulink
7 4 (0.11%) SPSS
8 2 (0.053%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.026%) Abaqus
9 1 (0.026%) EngageOne
9 1 (0.026%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.026%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 67 (1.76%) Actimize
2 58 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (0.58%) RMDS
4 17 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
4 17 (0.45%) SAP HR
5 16 (0.42%) SAP MM
5 16 (0.42%) SAP PM
6 15 (0.39%) SAP CO
6 15 (0.39%) SAP FI
6 15 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
6 15 (0.39%) SAP GTS
6 15 (0.39%) SAP PS
6 15 (0.39%) SAP R/3
7 8 (0.21%) Endur
7 8 (0.21%) Workfront
8 7 (0.18%) LabWindows
9 6 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
9 6 (0.16%) SAP BPC
10 5 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
10 5 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1119 (29.42%) Amazon AWS
2 535 (14.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 206 (5.42%) AWS CloudFormation
4 161 (4.23%) GitHub
5 156 (4.10%) IaaS
6 143 (3.76%) Google Cloud Platform
7 129 (3.39%) SaaS
8 98 (2.58%) Amazon EC2
9 97 (2.55%) PaaS
10 74 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
11 58 (1.52%) Office 365
12 55 (1.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 54 (1.42%) Serverless
14 48 (1.26%) Amazon S3
15 43 (1.13%) AWS Lambda
15 43 (1.13%) OpenShift
16 35 (0.92%) Amazon ELB
17 28 (0.74%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 24 (0.63%) Datadog
19 23 (0.60%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 279 (7.33%) Firewall
2 272 (7.15%) DNS
3 241 (6.34%) TCP/IP
4 157 (4.13%) Internet
5 148 (3.89%) VPN
6 97 (2.55%) SAN
7 89 (2.34%) DHCP
8 87 (2.29%) HTTP
9 82 (2.16%) LAN
10 76 (2.00%) LDAP
11 73 (1.92%) WAN
12 58 (1.52%) Kerberos
13 55 (1.45%) Ethernet
13 55 (1.45%) SSL
14 54 (1.42%) VLAN
15 53 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
16 52 (1.37%) Wireless
17 51 (1.34%) SNMP
18 45 (1.18%) Network Security
19 43 (1.13%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 339 (8.91%) MySQL
2 329 (8.65%) SQL Server
3 182 (4.78%) NoSQL
4 142 (3.73%) Relational Database
5 132 (3.47%) PostgreSQL
6 123 (3.23%) Big Data
7 117 (3.08%) MongoDB
8 106 (2.79%) Apache Cassandra
9 84 (2.21%) Amazon RDS
10 81 (2.13%) Redis
11 71 (1.87%) Hadoop
12 62 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 57 (1.50%) InfluxDB
13 57 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 52 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
15 35 (0.92%) RDBMS
16 34 (0.89%) Oracle Database
17 33 (0.87%) MariaDB
17 33 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 31 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1004 (26.39%) Jenkins
2 665 (17.48%) Git (software)
3 379 (9.96%) TeamCity
4 278 (7.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 268 (7.05%) JIRA
6 244 (6.41%) Subversion
7 242 (6.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 228 (5.99%) Maven
9 207 (5.44%) Octopus Deploy
10 189 (4.97%) MSBuild
11 176 (4.63%) Selenium
12 171 (4.50%) Hudson
13 138 (3.63%) Cucumber
14 113 (2.97%) Vagrant
15 90 (2.37%) WebDriver
16 81 (2.13%) Visual Studio
17 67 (1.76%) GitLab
18 65 (1.71%) JUnit
19 64 (1.68%) Ant
20 60 (1.58%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1002 (26.34%) Finance
2 561 (14.75%) Banking
3 218 (5.73%) Investment Banking
4 199 (5.23%) Retail Banking
5 196 (5.15%) Telecoms
6 148 (3.89%) Retail
7 117 (3.08%) Marketing
8 113 (2.97%) Electronics
9 88 (2.31%) Games
10 84 (2.21%) Manufacturing
11 73 (1.92%) Legal
12 63 (1.66%) Law
13 61 (1.60%) Front Office
14 35 (0.92%) Online Betting
14 35 (0.92%) Publishing
15 33 (0.87%) Aerospace
16 32 (0.84%) Automotive
17 31 (0.81%) International Banking
18 30 (0.79%) Military
19 26 (0.68%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1052 (27.66%) DevOps Engineer
2 369 (9.70%) Developer
3 331 (8.70%) Analyst
4 322 (8.46%) Linux Engineer
5 275 (7.23%) Administrator
6 249 (6.55%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 225 (5.91%) AWS Engineer
8 210 (5.52%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 196 (5.15%) Cloud Engineer
10 194 (5.10%) AWS DevOps
11 189 (4.97%) Systems Administrator
12 176 (4.63%) Systems Engineer
13 156 (4.10%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 150 (3.94%) Senior DevOps
15 143 (3.76%) Linux Administrator
16 141 (3.71%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 126 (3.31%) Architect
18 125 (3.29%) Consultant
19 124 (3.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
20 123 (3.23%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 487 (12.80%) .NET
2 325 (8.54%) Web Services
3 168 (4.42%) Node.js
4 166 (4.36%) ASP.NET
5 146 (3.84%) Elastic Stack
6 142 (3.73%) LAMP
7 140 (3.68%) RESTful
8 128 (3.36%) HTML
9 107 (2.81%) Gherkin
10 106 (2.79%) REST
11 104 (2.73%) ASP.NET Web API
12 97 (2.55%) CSS
13 93 (2.44%) HATEOAS
14 89 (2.34%) XML
15 83 (2.18%) SOAP
16 80 (2.10%) Kafka
17 78 (2.05%) LEMP Stack
17 78 (2.05%) Middleware
17 78 (2.05%) RabbitMQ
18 73 (1.92%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 298 (7.83%) Data Centre
2 259 (6.81%) Computer Science
3 239 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
4 210 (5.52%) Management Information System
5 180 (4.73%) Public Cloud
6 166 (4.36%) CMDB
7 147 (3.86%) Greenfield Project
8 145 (3.81%) Enterprise Software
9 138 (3.63%) Linux Command Line
10 128 (3.36%) Online Banking
11 127 (3.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 92 (2.42%) Hybrid Cloud
13 89 (2.34%) Fixed Income
14 77 (2.02%) Equities
15 76 (2.00%) Private Cloud
16 75 (1.97%) Clustering
17 58 (1.52%) Replication
18 53 (1.39%) Fintech
19 42 (1.10%) Virtual Team
20 41 (1.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1733 (45.56%) Linux
2 850 (22.34%) Windows
3 634 (16.67%) Unix
4 293 (7.70%) Windows Server
5 291 (7.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 290 (7.62%) CentOS
7 220 (5.78%) Ubuntu
8 138 (3.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 132 (3.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 81 (2.13%) Debian
11 62 (1.63%) Windows 7
12 61 (1.60%) Solaris
13 49 (1.29%) Windows 10
14 42 (1.10%) Android
15 40 (1.05%) CoreOS
16 33 (0.87%) Mac OS X
17 30 (0.79%) AIX
17 30 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
18 24 (0.63%) Apple iOS
19 21 (0.55%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1726 (45.37%) DevOps
2 1418 (37.28%) Agile Software Development
3 1007 (26.47%) Continuous Integration
4 653 (17.17%) ITIL
5 556 (14.62%) Test Automation
6 553 (14.54%) Scrum
7 504 (13.25%) Software Engineering
8 470 (12.36%) SDLC
9 465 (12.22%) Open Source
10 377 (9.91%) Mentoring
11 311 (8.18%) Microservices
12 294 (7.73%) Change Management
13 290 (7.62%) Continuous Delivery
14 278 (7.31%) Release Management
15 275 (7.23%) Project Management
16 274 (7.20%) TDD
17 256 (6.73%) Asset Management
18 241 (6.34%) High Availability
19 237 (6.23%) Continuous Improvement
20 213 (5.60%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1273 (33.46%) Python
2 788 (20.72%) Java
3 704 (18.51%) Bash Shell
4 679 (17.85%) Ruby
5 635 (16.69%) SQL
6 559 (14.70%) PowerShell
7 510 (13.41%) Perl
8 462 (12.15%) C#
9 296 (7.78%) JavaScript
10 239 (6.28%) PHP
11 218 (5.73%) Shell Script
12 201 (5.28%) C++
13 171 (4.50%) C
14 149 (3.92%) Go
15 129 (3.39%) VBScript
16 104 (2.73%) VB
17 61 (1.60%) VB.NET
18 58 (1.52%) Groovy
19 50 (1.31%) T-SQL
20 49 (1.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 493 (12.96%) Degree
2 151 (3.97%) Security Cleared
3 123 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 98 (2.58%) SC Cleared
5 65 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 62 (1.63%) ISTQB
7 51 (1.34%) ISEB
8 48 (1.26%) MCSE
9 46 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
10 45 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
11 36 (0.95%) CCNP
11 36 (0.95%) MCSA
12 35 (0.92%) RHCE
13 27 (0.71%) Master's Degree
14 26 (0.68%) AWS Certification
14 26 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 25 (0.66%) CCNA
16 18 (0.47%) DV Cleared
16 18 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 15 (0.39%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 255 (6.70%) QA
2 127 (3.34%) SLA
3 46 (1.21%) PCI DSS
4 44 (1.16%) GCP
5 37 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 36 (0.95%) ISO 9001
7 18 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 16 (0.42%) Data Quality
9 13 (0.34%) PMO
10 5 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.11%) GDPR
11 4 (0.11%) MISRA
11 4 (0.11%) PMBOK
12 3 (0.079%) MISRA C
13 2 (0.053%) Def Stans
13 2 (0.053%) IEC 61508
13 2 (0.053%) IEC 62304
13 2 (0.053%) ISO 13485
13 2 (0.053%) MiFID
14 1 (0.026%) JTAG
System Software
1 796 (20.93%) Docker
2 296 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 281 (7.39%) Active Directory
4 118 (3.10%) vSphere
5 102 (2.68%) Virtual Machines
6 96 (2.52%) Xen
7 71 (1.87%) XenServer
8 65 (1.71%) Hyper-V
9 58 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
10 54 (1.42%) KVM
11 31 (0.81%) LXC
12 30 (0.79%) Firmware
13 29 (0.76%) NFS
14 28 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
15 25 (0.66%) Ceph
15 25 (0.66%) Varnish
16 24 (0.63%) iptables
17 23 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
18 22 (0.58%) RHEV
18 22 (0.58%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1558 (40.96%) Puppet
2 1185 (31.15%) Opscode Chef
3 1168 (30.70%) Ansible
4 395 (10.38%) Terraform
5 373 (9.81%) Kubernetes
6 299 (7.86%) Nagios
7 121 (3.18%) Salt
8 88 (2.31%) Cobbler
9 85 (2.23%) Packer
9 85 (2.23%) SCCM
10 73 (1.92%) Tivoli
11 69 (1.81%) ZABBIX
12 68 (1.79%) HAProxy
13 65 (1.71%) Icinga
14 58 (1.52%) SCOM
15 53 (1.39%) Grafana
15 53 (1.39%) logstash
15 53 (1.39%) Mesos
16 45 (1.18%) CFEngine
17 44 (1.16%) PowerBroker
Vendors
1 592 (15.56%) Microsoft
2 432 (11.36%) VMware
3 380 (9.99%) Red Hat
4 277 (7.28%) Oracle
5 190 (4.99%) Cisco
6 182 (4.78%) Google
7 126 (3.31%) SaltStack
8 121 (3.18%) HP
9 113 (2.97%) SAP
10 109 (2.87%) ServiceNow
11 102 (2.68%) Splunk
12 92 (2.42%) Citrix
13 82 (2.16%) New Relic
14 74 (1.95%) Atlassian
15 69 (1.81%) EnterpriseDB
16 64 (1.68%) IBM
17 45 (1.18%) AppDynamics
17 45 (1.18%) Rackspace
18 43 (1.13%) Juniper
19 42 (1.10%) BMC