Period
to 14 April 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 14 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
UK
6 months to
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 157 184 155
Rank change year-on-year +27 -29 +10
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 1,794 2,115 3,366
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.15% 1.87% 2.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 2.03% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,284 1,547 2,562
10th Percentile £36,750 £36,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £43,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.35% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +0.96% +4.00%

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 77,007 104,259 137,511
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.48% 92.17% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 59,280 83,736 109,325
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -

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 14 April 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 14 April 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 +33 1,647 £60,000 - 382
UK excluding London +30 1,004 £57,500 +9.52% 292
London +36 696 £72,500 +3.57% 128
North of England +21 315 £60,000 +14.29% 77
Work from Home -5 259 £62,500 -3.85% 62
South East -11 225 £60,000 - 59
South West +56 169 £55,000 +15.79% 49
Midlands +40 167 £57,500 +12.20% 48
Yorkshire +18 165 £60,000 +9.09% 30
West Midlands +52 134 £60,000 +26.32% 42
North West +1 117 £55,000 +4.76% 37
East of England +57 64 £70,000 +38.61% 22
Scotland -5 46 £52,500 +13.51% 18
North East +16 33 £50,000 +11.73% 10
East Midlands +4 32 £38,500 -30.00% 6
Wales +37 20 £33,500 -33.00% 17
Northern Ireland -3 20 £37,500 +17.19% 3

For the 6 months to 14 April 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 1,056 (58.86%) DevOps
2 911 (50.78%) AWS
3 828 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 816 (45.48%) Python
5 795 (44.31%) Linux
6 746 (41.58%) Ansible
7 743 (41.42%) Azure
8 727 (40.52%) Docker
9 706 (39.35%) Terraform
10 694 (38.68%) Puppet
11 667 (37.18%) Kubernetes
12 542 (30.21%) Jenkins
13 493 (27.48%) Opscode Chef
14 433 (24.14%) Infrastructure as Code
15 412 (22.97%) SQL
16 393 (21.91%) Windows
17 385 (21.46%) Microsoft
18 378 (21.07%) PowerShell
19 377 (21.01%) Git (software)
20 365 (20.35%) Bash Shell
21 360 (20.07%) Java
22 343 (19.12%) Continuous Integration
23 297 (16.56%) Security Cleared
24 294 (16.39%) Problem-Solving
25 276 (15.38%) Ruby
26 260 (14.49%) Deployment Automation
27 256 (14.27%) Software Engineering
27 256 (14.27%) VMware
28 246 (13.71%) GCP
29 245 (13.66%) Go

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
1 115 (6.41%) Confluence
2 71 (3.96%) Apache Spark
3 53 (2.95%) Elasticsearch
4 47 (2.62%) JBoss
5 46 (2.56%) Apache
6 35 (1.95%) IIS
7 34 (1.90%) Tomcat
8 32 (1.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 31 (1.73%) SharePoint
10 24 (1.34%) CMS
11 23 (1.28%) nginx
12 20 (1.11%) WebLogic
12 20 (1.11%) WebSphere
13 19 (1.06%) OpenStack
13 19 (1.06%) Red Hat Fuse
14 18 (1.00%) Apache ServiceMix
15 12 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 11 (0.61%) Drupal
17 10 (0.56%) ArcGIS
18 9 (0.50%) FileNet
Applications
1 26 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.11%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.11%) Simulink
5 1 (0.056%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.056%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
2 13 (0.72%) Sentinel
3 9 (0.50%) Workfront
4 8 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
8 3 (0.17%) HFM
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.11%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 2 (0.11%) SAP PP
9 2 (0.11%) SAP PS
9 2 (0.11%) SAP QM
10 1 (0.056%) Academy Housing
10 1 (0.056%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 911 (50.78%) AWS
2 743 (41.42%) Azure
3 246 (13.71%) GCP
4 226 (12.60%) AWS CloudFormation
5 220 (12.26%) PaaS
6 194 (10.81%) IaaS
7 164 (9.14%) SaaS
8 154 (8.58%) Serverless
9 128 (7.13%) Pulumi
10 118 (6.58%) Azure Active Directory
11 107 (5.96%) Amazon EKS
12 90 (5.02%) GitHub
13 74 (4.12%) Amazon EC2
14 72 (4.01%) Datadog
15 71 (3.96%) Cloud Computing
16 64 (3.57%) Microsoft 365
17 58 (3.23%) Amazon ECS
18 51 (2.84%) Amazon S3
19 50 (2.79%) IBM Cloud
20 47 (2.62%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 219 (12.21%) Firewall
2 77 (4.29%) DNS
3 76 (4.24%) TCP/IP
4 75 (4.18%) VPN
5 66 (3.68%) IPv4
5 66 (3.68%) VLAN
6 54 (3.01%) Internet
7 53 (2.95%) OSPF
8 47 (2.62%) SAN
9 38 (2.12%) HTTP
10 33 (1.84%) Network Security
11 29 (1.62%) DHCP
12 23 (1.28%) SSL
13 19 (1.06%) WAN
14 16 (0.89%) DMZ
14 16 (0.89%) LAN
15 15 (0.84%) BGP
15 15 (0.84%) NAS
16 13 (0.72%) MPLS
16 13 (0.72%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (9.48%) SQL Server
2 153 (8.53%) PostgreSQL
3 138 (7.69%) MySQL
4 136 (7.58%) Azure SQL Database
5 133 (7.41%) NoSQL
6 122 (6.80%) MongoDB
7 89 (4.96%) Big Data
8 88 (4.91%) Hadoop
9 75 (4.18%) MariaDB
10 73 (4.07%) Relational Database
11 70 (3.90%) Redis
12 67 (3.73%) Cosmos DB
13 57 (3.18%) Amazon Redshift
14 52 (2.90%) Amazon RDS
15 49 (2.73%) Neo4j
16 47 (2.62%) Amazon Athena
17 42 (2.34%) Electronic Patient Records
18 33 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
19 31 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 29 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 542 (30.21%) Jenkins
2 377 (21.01%) Git (software)
3 206 (11.48%) JIRA
4 159 (8.86%) GitLab
5 149 (8.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 139 (7.75%) Subversion
7 90 (5.02%) TeamCity
8 83 (4.63%) Bitbucket
8 83 (4.63%) Selenium
9 81 (4.52%) Vagrant
10 72 (4.01%) Team Foundation Server
11 68 (3.79%) Maven
12 61 (3.40%) Artifactory
13 59 (3.29%) Cucumber
13 59 (3.29%) Visual Studio
14 41 (2.29%) Sonatype Nexus
15 36 (2.01%) Eclipse
15 36 (2.01%) Gradle
16 35 (1.95%) Octopus Deploy
17 25 (1.39%) WiX
General
1 214 (11.93%) Finance
2 82 (4.57%) Public Sector
3 58 (3.23%) Marketing
4 55 (3.07%) Telecoms
5 49 (2.73%) Retail
6 46 (2.56%) Banking
7 43 (2.40%) Electronics
8 42 (2.34%) Manufacturing
9 26 (1.45%) Aerospace
9 26 (1.45%) Games
10 24 (1.34%) Law
11 21 (1.17%) Legal
12 20 (1.11%) Billing
13 14 (0.78%) Publishing
14 13 (0.72%) Investment Banking
15 9 (0.50%) Front Office
16 6 (0.33%) French Language
17 5 (0.28%) Back Office
17 5 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 613 (34.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 202 (11.26%) AWS Engineer
3 171 (9.53%) AWS DevOps
4 161 (8.97%) Senior DevOps
5 151 (8.42%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 149 (8.31%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 141 (7.86%) Azure Engineer
8 136 (7.58%) Architect
9 132 (7.36%) Developer
10 131 (7.30%) Platform Engineer
11 129 (7.19%) Cloud Engineer
12 104 (5.80%) Analyst
13 100 (5.57%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 93 (5.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 87 (4.85%) Linux Engineer
16 70 (3.90%) Azure DevOps
17 68 (3.79%) Data Engineer
18 62 (3.46%) Systems Engineer
19 50 (2.79%) Consultant
20 49 (2.73%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (10.59%) Web Services
2 104 (5.80%) Node.js
3 98 (5.46%) Elastic Stack
4 89 (4.96%) REST
5 85 (4.74%) .NET
6 77 (4.29%) HTML
7 76 (4.24%) CSS
8 68 (3.79%) React
9 65 (3.62%) RESTful
10 53 (2.95%) Spring
11 51 (2.84%) AngularJS
12 50 (2.79%) JSON
13 49 (2.73%) Spark Streaming
14 40 (2.23%) Kafka
15 39 (2.17%) Vue.js
16 32 (1.78%) ASP.NET Web API
17 27 (1.51%) Entity Framework
18 26 (1.45%) HTML5 Canvas
19 25 (1.39%) Aurelia
19 25 (1.39%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 143 (7.97%) Public Cloud
2 85 (4.74%) Self-Motivation
3 79 (4.40%) Linux Command Line
4 78 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 78 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 73 (4.07%) Data Centre
6 65 (3.62%) Enterprise Cloud
7 61 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
8 60 (3.34%) Cloud Native
9 56 (3.12%) Virtual Team
10 55 (3.07%) User Experience
11 53 (2.95%) Hybrid Cloud
12 49 (2.73%) CMDB
13 27 (1.51%) Mobile App
14 26 (1.45%) Private Cloud
15 25 (1.39%) Client/Server
15 25 (1.39%) Web 2.0
16 21 (1.17%) Social Network
17 19 (1.06%) Replication
18 15 (0.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 795 (44.31%) Linux
2 393 (21.91%) Windows
3 217 (12.10%) Unix
4 161 (8.97%) Windows Server
5 160 (8.92%) CentOS
6 140 (7.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 109 (6.08%) Ubuntu
8 63 (3.51%) Windows Server 2016
9 29 (1.62%) Alpine Linux
9 29 (1.62%) Windows 10
9 29 (1.62%) Windows Server 2019
10 26 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (0.78%) Debian
12 11 (0.61%) Android
13 10 (0.56%) CoreOS
13 10 (0.56%) VMS
14 9 (0.50%) zOS
15 8 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
16 6 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
16 6 (0.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,056 (58.86%) DevOps
2 828 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 433 (24.14%) Infrastructure as Code
4 343 (19.12%) Continuous Integration
5 294 (16.39%) Problem-Solving
6 260 (14.49%) Deployment Automation
7 256 (14.27%) Software Engineering
8 232 (12.93%) Analytics
9 222 (12.37%) ITIL
10 199 (11.09%) Test Automation
11 193 (10.76%) Open Source
12 189 (10.54%) Continuous Delivery
13 179 (9.98%) Scrum
14 174 (9.70%) Microservices
15 158 (8.81%) SDLC
16 141 (7.86%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 139 (7.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 139 (7.75%) Project Management
18 136 (7.58%) Service Management
19 131 (7.30%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 816 (45.48%) Python
2 412 (22.97%) SQL
3 378 (21.07%) PowerShell
4 365 (20.35%) Bash Shell
5 360 (20.07%) Java
6 276 (15.38%) Ruby
7 245 (13.66%) Go
8 234 (13.04%) JavaScript
9 225 (12.54%) C#
10 100 (5.57%) Perl
11 83 (4.63%) TypeScript
12 79 (4.40%) PHP
13 71 (3.96%) C++
14 65 (3.62%) Shell Script
15 61 (3.40%) Groovy
16 60 (3.34%) C
16 60 (3.34%) T-SQL
17 21 (1.17%) Scala
18 15 (0.84%) R
19 10 (0.56%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 297 (16.56%) Security Cleared
2 217 (12.10%) SC Cleared
3 178 (9.92%) Degree
4 107 (5.96%) AWS Certification
5 56 (3.12%) DV Cleared
6 46 (2.56%) RHCE
7 33 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
8 27 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 26 (1.45%) GIAC
10 21 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
10 21 (1.17%) CISSP
11 16 (0.89%) MCSE
12 15 (0.84%) CCNA
13 14 (0.78%) RHCSA
14 12 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (0.67%) MCSA
15 9 (0.50%) HND
15 9 (0.50%) PhD
16 7 (0.39%) CCNP
16 7 (0.39%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (2.79%) QA
1 50 (2.79%) SLA
2 16 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.50%) PMO
4 9 (0.50%) WCAG
5 8 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (0.45%) GDPR
5 8 (0.45%) MISRA
6 7 (0.39%) GRC
7 6 (0.33%) GxP
7 6 (0.33%) OpenSCAP
8 5 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
8 5 (0.28%) EMIR
8 5 (0.28%) MiFID
8 5 (0.28%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.11%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 727 (40.52%) Docker
2 208 (11.59%) Active Directory
3 199 (11.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 68 (3.79%) VMware ESXi
5 58 (3.23%) VirtualBox
6 54 (3.01%) Virtual Machines
7 44 (2.45%) Hyper-V
8 39 (2.17%) Firmware
9 28 (1.56%) KVM
10 23 (1.28%) vSphere
11 17 (0.95%) BitLocker
12 11 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
12 11 (0.61%) Xen
13 10 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 9 (0.50%) HDFS
15 8 (0.45%) NFS
16 6 (0.33%) iptables
16 6 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
17 5 (0.28%) Postfix
17 5 (0.28%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 746 (41.58%) Ansible
2 706 (39.35%) Terraform
3 694 (38.68%) Puppet
4 667 (37.18%) Kubernetes
5 493 (27.48%) Opscode Chef
6 156 (8.70%) Prometheus
7 137 (7.64%) Grafana
8 105 (5.85%) Docker Swarm
9 71 (3.96%) Nagios
10 63 (3.51%) SCCM
11 47 (2.62%) Packer
12 45 (2.51%) Salt
13 44 (2.45%) Graphite
14 41 (2.29%) CFEngine
15 35 (1.95%) Istio
16 33 (1.84%) Consul
17 31 (1.73%) Microsoft Intune
18 30 (1.67%) ZABBIX
19 25 (1.39%) SCOM
20 21 (1.17%) Kiali
Vendors
1 385 (21.46%) Microsoft
2 256 (14.27%) VMware
3 197 (10.98%) Oracle
4 151 (8.42%) Google
5 126 (7.02%) SaltStack
6 113 (6.30%) IBM
7 111 (6.19%) Red Hat
8 67 (3.73%) New Relic
9 64 (3.57%) Splunk
10 61 (3.40%) Atlassian
11 60 (3.34%) Informatica
12 56 (3.12%) Hortonworks
13 55 (3.07%) Cloudera
14 52 (2.90%) Talend
15 49 (2.73%) ServiceNow
16 47 (2.62%) Cisco
17 44 (2.45%) Adobe
18 38 (2.12%) SAP
19 37 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
20 29 (1.62%) McAfee