Period
to 21 October 2019

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 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 174 167 168
Rank change year-on-year -7 +1 +22
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 2,750 3,354 3,804
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.01% 2.05% 2.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 2.23% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1,949 2,547 2,833
UK median annual salary £58,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.45% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £34,740 £35,000 £32,300
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 126,165 150,178 160,848
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.12% 91.81% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 99,275 119,505 126,894
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,125
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 2019. 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 -11 2,556 £60,000 +4.35% 557
UK excluding London -12 1,499 £52,500 +5.00% 408
London +12 1,160 £67,500 - 194
South East +10 512 £58,000 +10.48% 97
North of England -65 333 £52,925 +5.85% 91
South West +21 212 £50,000 +8.70% 72
Midlands +13 179 £42,500 -13.27% 39
Yorkshire -49 153 £55,000 +4.76% 38
North West -67 145 £52,500 - 47
East of England +22 128 £50,000 +4.17% 64
West Midlands +12 111 £42,500 -22.73% 21
Scotland +2 92 £50,500 +12.22% 35
East Midlands +15 65 £45,000 -5.26% 15
North East -14 35 £44,000 -20.00% 6
Northern Ireland +5 23 £67,500 +28.57% 3
Wales -24 18 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Isle of Man - 5 £49,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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 1,363 (49.56%) DevOps
2 1,232 (44.80%) Linux
3 1,149 (41.78%) AWS
4 1,114 (40.51%) Ansible
5 1,054 (38.33%) Python
6 1,036 (37.67%) Puppet
7 998 (36.29%) Docker
8 946 (34.40%) Agile Software Development
9 929 (33.78%) Azure
10 835 (30.36%) Kubernetes
11 798 (29.02%) Windows
12 772 (28.07%) Opscode Chef
13 766 (27.85%) Terraform
14 661 (24.04%) Jenkins
15 588 (21.38%) Bash Shell
16 559 (20.33%) Java
17 553 (20.11%) Continuous Integration
18 542 (19.71%) Git (software)
19 527 (19.16%) Finance
20 488 (17.75%) SQL
21 483 (17.56%) Microsoft
22 477 (17.35%) PowerShell
23 447 (16.25%) Infrastructure as Code
24 402 (14.62%) GCP
25 395 (14.36%) Software Engineering
26 364 (13.24%) Problem-Solving
27 346 (12.58%) Ruby
28 339 (12.33%) ITIL
28 339 (12.33%) Open Source
29 315 (11.45%) Test Automation

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
1 151 (5.49%) Apache
2 108 (3.93%) SharePoint
3 103 (3.75%) Elasticsearch
4 102 (3.71%) IIS
5 97 (3.53%) nginx
6 92 (3.35%) Tomcat
7 82 (2.98%) Confluence
8 66 (2.40%) Apache Spark
9 60 (2.18%) JBoss
10 55 (2.00%) OpenStack
10 55 (2.00%) WebSphere
11 53 (1.93%) CMS
12 25 (0.91%) WebLogic
13 21 (0.76%) Skype for Business
14 19 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
15 16 (0.58%) MS Exchange
16 14 (0.51%) Apache TomEE
16 14 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
17 13 (0.47%) WordPress
18 12 (0.44%) CloudStack
Applications
1 101 (3.67%) Microsoft Office
2 62 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (0.62%) Simulink
5 13 (0.47%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.40%) Chatbot
6 11 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
7 9 (0.33%) Autodesk Inventor
8 7 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.18%) Stateflow
9 5 (0.18%) TargetLink
10 4 (0.15%) Windchill
11 3 (0.11%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.11%) GNU Octave
12 2 (0.073%) PTC Creo
13 1 (0.036%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.036%) CATIA
13 1 (0.036%) Siemens NX
13 1 (0.036%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 13 (0.47%) Workfront
2 11 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.40%) SAP CO
2 11 (0.40%) SAP FI
2 11 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
2 11 (0.40%) SAP HR
3 9 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
3 9 (0.33%) SAP GTS
3 9 (0.33%) SAP MM
3 9 (0.33%) SAP PM
3 9 (0.33%) SAP PS
3 9 (0.33%) SAP R/3
4 5 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.15%) Teamcenter
6 3 (0.11%) CA PPM
6 3 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.11%) HFM
6 3 (0.11%) Hyperion Planning
6 3 (0.11%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.11%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 1,149 (41.78%) AWS
2 929 (33.78%) Azure
3 402 (14.62%) GCP
4 241 (8.76%) AWS CloudFormation
5 201 (7.31%) SaaS
6 156 (5.67%) IaaS
6 156 (5.67%) PaaS
7 137 (4.98%) Office 365
8 114 (4.15%) GitHub
9 111 (4.04%) Serverless
10 99 (3.60%) Amazon EC2
11 88 (3.20%) Amazon S3
11 88 (3.20%) Azure Active Directory
12 69 (2.51%) AWS Lambda
13 61 (2.22%) Amazon ECS
14 57 (2.07%) Amazon ELB
15 53 (1.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 52 (1.89%) Amazon EKS
17 43 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
18 39 (1.42%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 307 (11.16%) Firewall
2 228 (8.29%) TCP/IP
3 213 (7.75%) DNS
4 101 (3.67%) Internet
5 100 (3.64%) Network Security
6 95 (3.45%) VPN
7 83 (3.02%) LAN
8 78 (2.84%) WAN
9 76 (2.76%) DHCP
10 69 (2.51%) SAN
11 66 (2.40%) HTTP
12 63 (2.29%) SSL
13 62 (2.25%) OSPF
14 60 (2.18%) BGP
15 51 (1.85%) VLAN
16 47 (1.71%) IPsec
17 46 (1.67%) MPLS
18 38 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
19 37 (1.35%) RIP
20 30 (1.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 283 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 215 (7.82%) MySQL
3 136 (4.95%) PostgreSQL
4 106 (3.85%) Hadoop
5 104 (3.78%) Big Data
6 102 (3.71%) NoSQL
7 88 (3.20%) MongoDB
8 84 (3.05%) Amazon RDS
9 78 (2.84%) Relational Database
10 46 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 42 (1.53%) RDBMS
11 42 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 39 (1.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 38 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
13 38 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 36 (1.31%) Redis
15 33 (1.20%) MariaDB
16 31 (1.13%) Neo4j
17 29 (1.05%) Oracle Database
18 28 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 661 (24.04%) Jenkins
2 542 (19.71%) Git (software)
3 178 (6.47%) TeamCity
4 176 (6.40%) JIRA
5 169 (6.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 114 (4.15%) Subversion
7 110 (4.00%) Selenium
8 109 (3.96%) Maven
9 102 (3.71%) GitLab
10 99 (3.60%) Vagrant
11 83 (3.02%) Cucumber
11 83 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
12 77 (2.80%) Octopus Deploy
13 67 (2.44%) Bitbucket
14 65 (2.36%) IBM UrbanCode
15 64 (2.33%) CircleCI
16 60 (2.18%) Ant
16 60 (2.18%) Travis CI
17 57 (2.07%) SonarQube
18 53 (1.93%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 527 (19.16%) Finance
2 136 (4.95%) Banking
3 131 (4.76%) Public Sector
4 103 (3.75%) Aerospace
5 97 (3.53%) Retail
6 63 (2.29%) Telecoms
7 58 (2.11%) Manufacturing
8 52 (1.89%) Legal
9 47 (1.71%) Marketing
10 35 (1.27%) Electronics
10 35 (1.27%) Financial Institution
10 35 (1.27%) Games
10 35 (1.27%) Military
11 30 (1.09%) Law
12 23 (0.84%) Automotive
13 19 (0.69%) Billing
14 17 (0.62%) Back Office
15 15 (0.55%) Advertising
15 15 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
15 15 (0.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 794 (28.87%) DevOps Engineer
2 243 (8.84%) Developer
3 231 (8.40%) AWS Engineer
3 231 (8.40%) Senior DevOps
4 207 (7.53%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 181 (6.58%) Cloud Engineer
6 171 (6.22%) Platform Engineer
7 165 (6.00%) Architect
8 160 (5.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 145 (5.27%) Linux Engineer
10 141 (5.13%) AWS DevOps
11 139 (5.05%) Analyst
12 137 (4.98%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 126 (4.58%) Software Engineer
14 103 (3.75%) Azure Engineer
15 98 (3.56%) Consultant
16 95 (3.45%) Administrator
17 88 (3.20%) Systems Administrator
18 78 (2.84%) Systems Engineer
19 72 (2.62%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (8.73%) .NET
2 205 (7.45%) Elastic Stack
3 172 (6.25%) Web Services
4 156 (5.67%) Node.js
5 115 (4.18%) HTML
6 87 (3.16%) Kafka
6 87 (3.16%) REST
7 86 (3.13%) JSON
8 84 (3.05%) CSS
9 76 (2.76%) .NET Framework
10 74 (2.69%) LAMP
11 70 (2.55%) Spring
12 62 (2.25%) RabbitMQ
13 54 (1.96%) AngularJS
14 50 (1.82%) React
15 49 (1.78%) Middleware
16 48 (1.75%) RESTful
17 47 (1.71%) XML
18 44 (1.60%) SOAP
19 43 (1.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 246 (8.95%) Data Centre
2 236 (8.58%) Management Information System
3 211 (7.67%) Public Cloud
4 172 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 134 (4.87%) Self-Motivation
6 131 (4.76%) CMDB
7 90 (3.27%) Replication
8 87 (3.16%) Linux Command Line
9 80 (2.91%) User Experience
10 76 (2.76%) Cloud Native
11 67 (2.44%) Clustering
12 61 (2.22%) Algorithms
13 53 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
14 52 (1.89%) Private Cloud
15 48 (1.75%) PlayStation
16 44 (1.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 40 (1.45%) Data Structures
18 38 (1.38%) Virtual Team
19 37 (1.35%) Enterprise Cloud
19 37 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,232 (44.80%) Linux
2 798 (29.02%) Windows
3 219 (7.96%) Unix
4 216 (7.85%) Windows Server
5 167 (6.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 162 (5.89%) CentOS
7 107 (3.89%) Ubuntu
8 71 (2.58%) Windows 10
9 65 (2.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 60 (2.18%) Windows Server 2012
11 41 (1.49%) Windows 7
12 40 (1.45%) Mesosphere
13 37 (1.35%) Debian
14 26 (0.95%) Solaris
15 25 (0.91%) Apple iOS
16 22 (0.80%) Android
17 16 (0.58%) Mac OS
18 15 (0.55%) AIX
18 15 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
19 14 (0.51%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,363 (49.56%) DevOps
2 946 (34.40%) Agile Software Development
3 553 (20.11%) Continuous Integration
4 447 (16.25%) Infrastructure as Code
5 395 (14.36%) Software Engineering
6 364 (13.24%) Problem-Solving
7 339 (12.33%) ITIL
7 339 (12.33%) Open Source
8 315 (11.45%) Test Automation
9 284 (10.33%) Scrum
10 225 (8.18%) Mentoring
11 224 (8.15%) Migration
12 215 (7.82%) Continuous Delivery
13 210 (7.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 210 (7.64%) SDLC
14 200 (7.27%) Continuous Improvement
15 189 (6.87%) Change Management
16 175 (6.36%) Computer Science
17 168 (6.11%) Service Management
18 167 (6.07%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 1,054 (38.33%) Python
2 588 (21.38%) Bash Shell
3 559 (20.33%) Java
4 488 (17.75%) SQL
5 477 (17.35%) PowerShell
6 346 (12.58%) Ruby
7 256 (9.31%) JavaScript
8 244 (8.87%) Go
9 243 (8.84%) C#
10 159 (5.78%) C
11 155 (5.64%) Perl
12 139 (5.05%) C++
13 111 (4.04%) PHP
14 106 (3.85%) Shell Script
15 40 (1.45%) R
16 30 (1.09%) Scala
17 26 (0.95%) T-SQL
17 26 (0.95%) VBScript
18 22 (0.80%) Groovy
19 21 (0.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 299 (10.87%) Degree
2 169 (6.15%) Security Cleared
3 156 (5.67%) Cisco Certification
4 124 (4.51%) CCNA
5 112 (4.07%) SC Cleared
6 111 (4.04%) Computer Science Degree
7 104 (3.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 84 (3.05%) CCNP
9 66 (2.40%) MCSE
10 45 (1.64%) AWS Certification
10 45 (1.64%) DV Cleared
11 36 (1.31%) CISSP
12 33 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
13 25 (0.91%) MCSA
14 20 (0.73%) HND
15 19 (0.69%) JNCIP
16 18 (0.65%) ISTQB
17 15 (0.55%) JNCIE
18 14 (0.51%) CCSA
18 14 (0.51%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (5.45%) QA
2 58 (2.11%) SLA
3 42 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.62%) GDPR
4 17 (0.62%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.44%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.36%) ISO 9001
7 9 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 7 (0.25%) HIPAA
8 7 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 6 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
9 6 (0.22%) ISO 26262
9 6 (0.22%) MISRA
10 5 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.18%) DO-178B
10 5 (0.18%) ECSS
10 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 15288
10 5 (0.18%) MISRA C
10 5 (0.18%) NIST
11 4 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 998 (36.29%) Docker
2 298 (10.84%) Active Directory
3 232 (8.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 99 (3.60%) Hyper-V
5 65 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
6 58 (2.11%) VirtualBox
7 52 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
8 42 (1.53%) vSphere
9 32 (1.16%) Xen
10 27 (0.98%) KVM
11 23 (0.84%) NFS
12 19 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 19 (0.69%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 19 (0.69%) XenApp
13 16 (0.58%) Firmware
14 15 (0.55%) Varnish
15 14 (0.51%) LXC
15 14 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
16 12 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 11 (0.40%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1,114 (40.51%) Ansible
2 1,036 (37.67%) Puppet
3 835 (30.36%) Kubernetes
4 772 (28.07%) Opscode Chef
5 766 (27.85%) Terraform
6 157 (5.71%) Prometheus
7 152 (5.53%) Docker Swarm
8 142 (5.16%) Nagios
9 135 (4.91%) Salt
10 120 (4.36%) Grafana
11 116 (4.22%) Packer
12 109 (3.96%) Consul
13 97 (3.53%) SCCM
14 87 (3.16%) ZABBIX
15 77 (2.80%) Graphite
16 54 (1.96%) logstash
17 47 (1.71%) Kibana
18 39 (1.42%) Automic
19 38 (1.38%) Rancher
20 34 (1.24%) Opsview
Vendors
1 483 (17.56%) Microsoft
2 289 (10.51%) VMware
3 233 (8.47%) Google
4 175 (6.36%) Oracle
5 167 (6.07%) Cisco
6 154 (5.60%) Red Hat
7 104 (3.78%) Splunk
8 92 (3.35%) ServiceNow
9 68 (2.47%) Atlassian
10 65 (2.36%) IBM
11 63 (2.29%) Citrix
12 59 (2.15%) SaltStack
13 54 (1.96%) HP
14 51 (1.85%) Juniper
15 50 (1.82%) Cloudera
16 47 (1.71%) Hortonworks
17 43 (1.56%) EMC
18 36 (1.31%) Palo Alto
19 35 (1.27%) Remedy
20 32 (1.16%) SAP