Period
to 21 August 2018

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 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 174 189
Rank change year-on-year +14 +15 +20
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 3,621 3,702 3,554
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.14% 2.10% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 2.29% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 2,809 2,725 2,844
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +8.25%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £34,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 153,945 161,370 178,990
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.10% 91.55% 90.82%
Number of salaries quoted 122,592 128,232 149,403
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 August 2018.

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 August 2018. 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 +17 3,437 £55,000 - 435
UK excluding London +19 2,003 £50,000 - 311
London -5 1,564 £67,500 +3.85% 165
North of England +42 646 £48,500 -3.00% 70
South East +3 585 £52,500 - 65
North West +27 326 £48,500 -3.00% 31
Yorkshire +51 269 £48,500 -11.82% 29
Midlands +35 224 £50,000 +17.65% 50
South West +37 206 £46,000 -8.00% 41
East of England -1 197 £50,000 - 44
West Midlands +3 133 £55,000 +37.50% 29
Scotland -26 100 £45,000 -5.26% 27
East Midlands +65 91 £45,000 -16.28% 21
North East +13 73 £53,750 +31.10% 10
Wales -4 46 £45,000 +7.14% 13
Northern Ireland +2 4 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Channel Islands - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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 1,848 (51.04%) DevOps
2 1,752 (48.38%) Linux
3 1,550 (42.81%) Puppet
4 1,519 (41.95%) Amazon AWS
5 1,488 (41.09%) Python
6 1,405 (38.80%) Ansible
7 1,305 (36.04%) Agile Software Development
8 1,269 (35.05%) Opscode Chef
9 1,073 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
10 1,066 (29.44%) Docker
11 1,030 (28.45%) Jenkins
12 962 (26.57%) Microsoft Azure
13 894 (24.69%) Windows
14 804 (22.20%) Java
15 746 (20.60%) Bash Shell
16 708 (19.55%) Finance
17 694 (19.17%) Ruby
18 675 (18.64%) Terraform
19 663 (18.31%) Kubernetes
20 619 (17.09%) SQL
21 582 (16.07%) Microsoft
22 574 (15.85%) Git (software)
23 546 (15.08%) ITIL
24 536 (14.80%) PowerShell
25 511 (14.11%) VMware
26 484 (13.37%) Software Engineering
27 469 (12.95%) Degree
28 440 (12.15%) Web Services
29 428 (11.82%) Scrum
30 427 (11.79%) Problem-Solving

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
1 207 (5.72%) Apache
2 188 (5.19%) OpenStack
3 160 (4.42%) Elasticsearch
4 158 (4.36%) Tomcat
5 107 (2.95%) IIS
6 101 (2.79%) Apache Spark
7 86 (2.38%) nginx
7 86 (2.38%) SharePoint
8 82 (2.26%) Confluence
9 70 (1.93%) JBoss
10 68 (1.88%) CloudStack
11 62 (1.71%) WebLogic
12 61 (1.68%) WebSphere
13 41 (1.13%) Cloud Foundry
13 41 (1.13%) MS Exchange
14 34 (0.94%) CMS
15 33 (0.91%) Apache Solr
16 26 (0.72%) WordPress
17 21 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
18 19 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 92 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
2 67 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 54 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (0.39%) Simulink
6 13 (0.36%) MS Visio
7 12 (0.33%) Stateflow
8 10 (0.28%) Autodesk Inventor
9 7 (0.19%) TargetLink
10 6 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.083%) HipChat
12 1 (0.028%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.028%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.028%) Avid Media Composer
12 1 (0.028%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 22 (0.61%) SAP MM
2 19 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
2 19 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 19 (0.52%) SAP PLM
3 18 (0.50%) Distributed Ledger
4 11 (0.30%) SAP ERP
5 10 (0.28%) SAP CO
5 10 (0.28%) SAP FI
5 10 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
5 10 (0.28%) SAP GTS
5 10 (0.28%) SAP HR
5 10 (0.28%) SAP PM
5 10 (0.28%) SAP PS
5 10 (0.28%) SAP R/3
6 9 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
6 9 (0.25%) Elite 3E
6 9 (0.25%) SAP EHS
6 9 (0.25%) SAP VC
6 9 (0.25%) Workfront
7 8 (0.22%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 1,519 (41.95%) Amazon AWS
2 962 (26.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 344 (9.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 249 (6.88%) AWS CloudFormation
5 180 (4.97%) Serverless
6 174 (4.81%) SaaS
7 144 (3.98%) PaaS
8 143 (3.95%) Amazon EC2
9 137 (3.78%) IaaS
10 121 (3.34%) AWS Lambda
11 118 (3.26%) GitHub
12 115 (3.18%) Amazon S3
13 97 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
14 83 (2.29%) OpenShift
15 78 (2.15%) IBM Cloud
16 77 (2.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 77 (2.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 74 (2.04%) Office 365
18 61 (1.68%) Amazon ELB
19 46 (1.27%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 338 (9.33%) Firewall
2 267 (7.37%) DNS
3 248 (6.85%) TCP/IP
4 152 (4.20%) Internet
5 142 (3.92%) WAN
6 138 (3.81%) VPN
7 131 (3.62%) LAN
8 113 (3.12%) HTTP
9 89 (2.46%) SSL
10 61 (1.68%) SAN
11 59 (1.63%) Network Security
12 47 (1.30%) BGP
13 46 (1.27%) DHCP
14 41 (1.13%) OSPF
15 39 (1.08%) VoIP
16 36 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
17 33 (0.91%) Ethernet
17 33 (0.91%) Intrusion Detection
17 33 (0.91%) Wireless
18 32 (0.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 320 (8.84%) SQL Server
2 276 (7.62%) MySQL
3 207 (5.72%) Big Data
4 197 (5.44%) NoSQL
5 157 (4.34%) PostgreSQL
6 136 (3.76%) MongoDB
7 113 (3.12%) Hadoop
8 107 (2.95%) Relational Database
9 99 (2.73%) Amazon RDS
10 97 (2.68%) Apache Cassandra
11 75 (2.07%) Oracle Database
12 60 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 57 (1.57%) Redis
14 51 (1.41%) Apache Hive
15 49 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 45 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 43 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
17 43 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
18 41 (1.13%) Blockchain
19 38 (1.05%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 1,030 (28.45%) Jenkins
2 574 (15.85%) Git (software)
3 278 (7.68%) JIRA
4 261 (7.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 208 (5.74%) Vagrant
6 206 (5.69%) TeamCity
7 188 (5.19%) Subversion
8 150 (4.14%) Maven
9 136 (3.76%) Octopus Deploy
10 133 (3.67%) Selenium
11 95 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
12 89 (2.46%) Bitbucket
13 74 (2.04%) Hudson
14 70 (1.93%) GitLab
15 68 (1.88%) Visual Studio Team System
16 64 (1.77%) JUnit
17 61 (1.68%) Sonatype Nexus
18 58 (1.60%) Visual Studio
19 56 (1.55%) Cucumber
20 52 (1.44%) MSBuild
General
1 708 (19.55%) Finance
2 214 (5.91%) Retail
3 190 (5.25%) Banking
4 83 (2.29%) Telecoms
5 68 (1.88%) Front Office
6 65 (1.80%) Games
7 63 (1.74%) Legal
8 57 (1.57%) Law
9 49 (1.35%) Manufacturing
10 47 (1.30%) Investment Banking
11 41 (1.13%) Back Office
11 41 (1.13%) Publishing
12 34 (0.94%) Aerospace
13 30 (0.83%) Automotive
13 30 (0.83%) Financial Institution
14 28 (0.77%) Electronics
14 28 (0.77%) Marketing
15 25 (0.69%) Billing
16 21 (0.58%) Military
17 15 (0.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1,096 (30.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 349 (9.64%) Developer
3 308 (8.51%) AWS Engineer
4 286 (7.90%) Linux Engineer
5 271 (7.48%) AWS DevOps
6 254 (7.01%) Administrator
7 231 (6.38%) Cloud Engineer
8 226 (6.24%) Analyst
9 225 (6.21%) Architect
10 220 (6.08%) Senior DevOps
11 217 (5.99%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 183 (5.05%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 175 (4.83%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 166 (4.58%) Systems Administrator
15 165 (4.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 151 (4.17%) Platform Engineer
17 141 (3.89%) Linux Administrator
17 141 (3.89%) Software Engineer
18 134 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 124 (3.42%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 440 (12.15%) Web Services
2 272 (7.51%) .NET
3 206 (5.69%) Node.js
4 173 (4.78%) REST
5 139 (3.84%) JSON
6 135 (3.73%) LAMP
7 132 (3.65%) HTML
8 120 (3.31%) J2EE
9 112 (3.09%) Elastic Stack
9 112 (3.09%) XML
10 111 (3.07%) CSS
11 109 (3.01%) Kafka
12 107 (2.95%) Middleware
13 104 (2.87%) AngularJS
14 100 (2.76%) Spring
15 92 (2.54%) SOAP
16 89 (2.46%) RESTful
17 87 (2.40%) React
18 66 (1.82%) RabbitMQ
19 65 (1.80%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 295 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
2 276 (7.62%) Data Centre
3 266 (7.35%) Public Cloud
4 225 (6.21%) Computer Science
5 202 (5.58%) Management Information System
6 157 (4.34%) Enterprise Software
7 151 (4.17%) Fintech
8 118 (3.26%) CMDB
9 94 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
10 89 (2.46%) Linux Command Line
11 77 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
12 75 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
13 73 (2.02%) Private Cloud
13 73 (2.02%) Replication
14 72 (1.99%) Hedge funds
15 65 (1.80%) User Experience
16 47 (1.30%) Cloud Native
16 47 (1.30%) Clustering
17 43 (1.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 40 (1.10%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1,752 (48.38%) Linux
2 894 (24.69%) Windows
3 389 (10.74%) Unix
4 269 (7.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 258 (7.13%) CentOS
6 256 (7.07%) Windows Server
7 136 (3.76%) Ubuntu
8 108 (2.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 73 (2.02%) Debian
10 69 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
11 46 (1.27%) Solaris
12 42 (1.16%) Apple iOS
13 37 (1.02%) Android
14 33 (0.91%) VMS
15 29 (0.80%) Fedora
16 28 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
17 27 (0.75%) Windows 10
18 25 (0.69%) Windows 7
19 19 (0.52%) DC/OS
20 13 (0.36%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,848 (51.04%) DevOps
2 1,305 (36.04%) Agile Software Development
3 1,073 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
4 546 (15.08%) ITIL
5 484 (13.37%) Software Engineering
6 428 (11.82%) Scrum
7 427 (11.79%) Problem-Solving
8 423 (11.68%) Open Source
9 411 (11.35%) Test Automation
10 391 (10.80%) Microservices
11 384 (10.60%) Deployment Automation
12 313 (8.64%) Continuous Delivery
13 269 (7.43%) TDD
14 268 (7.40%) Change Management
14 268 (7.40%) Service Management
15 265 (7.32%) Mentoring
16 245 (6.77%) Continuous Improvement
17 236 (6.52%) High Availability
18 228 (6.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 223 (6.16%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,488 (41.09%) Python
2 804 (22.20%) Java
3 746 (20.60%) Bash Shell
4 694 (19.17%) Ruby
5 619 (17.09%) SQL
6 536 (14.80%) PowerShell
7 376 (10.38%) Perl
8 315 (8.70%) JavaScript
9 279 (7.71%) C#
10 245 (6.77%) Shell Script
11 232 (6.41%) Go
12 184 (5.08%) PHP
13 156 (4.31%) C
14 131 (3.62%) C++
15 69 (1.91%) R
16 56 (1.55%) Scala
17 49 (1.35%) Groovy
18 40 (1.10%) T-SQL
19 35 (0.97%) Korn
20 31 (0.86%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 469 (12.95%) Degree
2 170 (4.69%) Security Cleared
3 106 (2.93%) AWS Certification
4 97 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 82 (2.26%) MCSE
6 75 (2.07%) SC Cleared
7 73 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
8 66 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
9 64 (1.77%) RHCE
10 55 (1.52%) CISSP
11 54 (1.49%) DV Cleared
12 52 (1.44%) RHCSA
13 51 (1.41%) MCSA
14 49 (1.35%) Master's Degree
15 48 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
16 40 (1.10%) CCNA
17 38 (1.05%) ISTQB
18 37 (1.02%) Numerate Degree
19 33 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 28 (0.77%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 205 (5.66%) QA
2 164 (4.53%) GCP
3 134 (3.70%) SLA
4 73 (2.02%) PCI DSS
5 59 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 40 (1.10%) GDPR
7 36 (0.99%) PMO
8 30 (0.83%) Data Quality
9 27 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 26 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 19 (0.52%) ISO 9001
12 13 (0.36%) MISRA
13 10 (0.28%) DICOM
14 8 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 19770
15 7 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
15 7 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 7 (0.19%) HAZOP
16 5 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
16 5 (0.14%) DO-178B
17 4 (0.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 1,066 (29.44%) Docker
2 365 (10.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 277 (7.65%) Active Directory
4 114 (3.15%) Virtual Machines
5 113 (3.12%) Hyper-V
6 112 (3.09%) vSphere
7 77 (2.13%) VirtualBox
8 61 (1.68%) KVM
9 60 (1.66%) Xen
10 58 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
11 44 (1.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 41 (1.13%) XenServer
13 31 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
13 31 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
14 26 (0.72%) HDFS
15 24 (0.66%) Varnish
16 22 (0.61%) Apache Flume
16 22 (0.61%) Firmware
16 22 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
17 17 (0.47%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1,550 (42.81%) Puppet
2 1,405 (38.80%) Ansible
3 1,269 (35.05%) Opscode Chef
4 675 (18.64%) Terraform
5 663 (18.31%) Kubernetes
6 257 (7.10%) Salt
7 198 (5.47%) Nagios
8 189 (5.22%) Docker Swarm
9 146 (4.03%) Packer
10 136 (3.76%) ZABBIX
11 96 (2.65%) Grafana
12 80 (2.21%) Graphite
13 79 (2.18%) Consul
14 72 (1.99%) SCCM
15 69 (1.91%) Cobbler
16 68 (1.88%) logstash
17 63 (1.74%) Kibana
18 57 (1.57%) Prometheus
19 53 (1.46%) Rancher
20 48 (1.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 582 (16.07%) Microsoft
2 511 (14.11%) VMware
3 337 (9.31%) Google
4 336 (9.28%) Oracle
5 335 (9.25%) Red Hat
6 180 (4.97%) Cisco
7 162 (4.47%) Splunk
8 122 (3.37%) ServiceNow
9 119 (3.29%) IBM
10 107 (2.95%) SAP
11 98 (2.71%) New Relic
12 92 (2.54%) Citrix
13 91 (2.51%) Atlassian
13 91 (2.51%) SaltStack
14 58 (1.60%) BMC
15 55 (1.52%) Cloudera
15 55 (1.52%) SolarWinds
16 51 (1.41%) Hortonworks
17 48 (1.33%) F5
18 47 (1.30%) AppDynamics