Period
to 21 March 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 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
UK
6 months to
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 158 163 167
Rank change year-on-year +5 +4 +46
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 3,309 3,817 3,557
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.23% 2.17% 2.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 2.36% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2,509 3,034 2,834
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 136,129 161,520 157,290
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.79% 91.80% 91.33%
Number of salaries quoted 107,232 131,598 129,509
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,625
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £78,750
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 March 2019.

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 March 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 +4 3,122 £57,500 - 649
UK excluding London +22 1,878 £52,500 +5.00% 474
London -12 1,363 £67,500 +3.85% 225
South East +38 618 £55,800 +11.60% 105
North of England +11 474 £52,925 +5.85% 116
North West +25 275 £55,000 +13.39% 49
Midlands +57 271 £47,500 -5.00% 62
South West +13 237 £47,500 +5.56% 89
West Midlands +77 210 £45,500 -9.00% 53
Yorkshire -29 159 £50,000 -2.91% 53
East of England -5 149 £50,000 -9.09% 54
Scotland -10 75 £43,375 -15.78% 32
East Midlands -4 61 £52,500 +5.00% 9
North East +32 50 £52,101 +4.20% 14
Wales +38 43 £43,750 +2.94% 15
Northern Ireland -5 16 £85,000 +112.50% 3

For the 6 months to 21 March 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 1,680 (50.77%) DevOps
2 1,569 (47.42%) Linux
3 1,397 (42.22%) Amazon AWS
4 1,322 (39.95%) Puppet
5 1,281 (38.71%) Ansible
6 1,265 (38.23%) Agile Software Development
7 1,192 (36.02%) Python
8 966 (29.19%) Jenkins
9 955 (28.86%) Microsoft Azure
10 928 (28.04%) Opscode Chef
11 924 (27.92%) Docker
12 816 (24.66%) Windows
13 798 (24.12%) Continuous Integration
14 779 (23.54%) Java
15 743 (22.45%) Kubernetes
16 694 (20.97%) Bash Shell
17 630 (19.04%) Terraform
18 613 (18.53%) Git (software)
19 598 (18.07%) Finance
20 547 (16.53%) SQL
21 545 (16.47%) Microsoft
22 498 (15.05%) PowerShell
23 473 (14.29%) ITIL
24 469 (14.17%) Ruby
25 465 (14.05%) Problem-Solving
26 464 (14.02%) Degree
27 419 (12.66%) Open Source
28 400 (12.09%) Software Engineering
29 393 (11.88%) VMware
30 370 (11.18%) 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
1 285 (8.61%) Apache
2 150 (4.53%) IIS
3 141 (4.26%) Apache Spark
3 141 (4.26%) Tomcat
4 92 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
5 91 (2.75%) nginx
6 90 (2.72%) SharePoint
7 69 (2.09%) OpenStack
8 67 (2.02%) Confluence
9 65 (1.96%) WebLogic
10 64 (1.93%) JBoss
11 46 (1.39%) CMS
11 46 (1.39%) WebSphere
12 38 (1.15%) MS Exchange
13 19 (0.57%) Apache Solr
14 18 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
14 18 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
15 17 (0.51%) WildFly
16 15 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
16 15 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 86 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (0.82%) Autodesk Inventor
4 15 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.30%) Fireworks
6 9 (0.27%) Simulink
7 7 (0.21%) MS Visio
8 6 (0.18%) Snapchat
9 4 (0.12%) Chatbot
9 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
9 4 (0.12%) Stateflow
9 4 (0.12%) TargetLink
10 3 (0.091%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.060%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.060%) SPSS
12 1 (0.030%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.030%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 35 (1.06%) SAP FI
2 34 (1.03%) SAP CO
2 34 (1.03%) SAP FI/CO
3 30 (0.91%) SAP HR
4 27 (0.82%) SAP GTS
4 27 (0.82%) SAP MM
4 27 (0.82%) SAP PM
4 27 (0.82%) SAP PS
4 27 (0.82%) SAP R/3
5 20 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
6 18 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
7 11 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
8 9 (0.27%) SAP IS-U
9 8 (0.24%) SAP ERP
10 7 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
11 6 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
11 6 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
11 6 (0.18%) NetSuite
11 6 (0.18%) Workfront
12 4 (0.12%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 1,397 (42.22%) Amazon AWS
2 955 (28.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 353 (10.67%) Google Cloud Platform
4 247 (7.46%) SaaS
5 208 (6.29%) AWS CloudFormation
6 166 (5.02%) Cloud Computing
7 155 (4.68%) Amazon EC2
7 155 (4.68%) PaaS
8 153 (4.62%) GitHub
9 137 (4.14%) IaaS
10 132 (3.99%) Office 365
11 119 (3.60%) Serverless
12 88 (2.66%) Amazon S3
13 68 (2.06%) AWS Lambda
14 62 (1.87%) Amazon ELB
15 59 (1.78%) OpenShift
16 51 (1.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 51 (1.54%) Amazon EMR
17 47 (1.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 43 (1.30%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 325 (9.82%) Firewall
2 263 (7.95%) DNS
3 186 (5.62%) TCP/IP
4 152 (4.59%) Internet
5 99 (2.99%) VLAN
6 98 (2.96%) SSL
7 94 (2.84%) LAN
8 93 (2.81%) WAN
9 91 (2.75%) SAN
10 87 (2.63%) HTTP
11 71 (2.15%) DHCP
12 61 (1.84%) VPN
13 54 (1.63%) VoIP
14 53 (1.60%) Network Security
15 51 (1.54%) iSCSI
16 40 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
17 29 (0.88%) SMTP
17 29 (0.88%) Wireless
18 23 (0.70%) NAS
19 21 (0.63%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 217 (6.56%) MySQL
3 198 (5.98%) NoSQL
4 176 (5.32%) Big Data
5 172 (5.20%) MongoDB
6 163 (4.93%) Hadoop
6 163 (4.93%) PostgreSQL
7 123 (3.72%) Relational Database
8 83 (2.51%) Amazon RDS
9 74 (2.24%) Apache Cassandra
10 56 (1.69%) GIS
11 47 (1.42%) Oracle Database
12 45 (1.36%) Amazon Redshift
12 45 (1.36%) Azure SQL Database
13 42 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
13 42 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 41 (1.24%) MariaDB
15 40 (1.21%) SQL Server 2016
16 39 (1.18%) RDBMS
17 37 (1.12%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 966 (29.19%) Jenkins
2 613 (18.53%) Git (software)
3 292 (8.82%) Maven
4 288 (8.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 268 (8.10%) JIRA
6 243 (7.34%) TeamCity
7 196 (5.92%) Subversion
8 149 (4.50%) Vagrant
9 145 (4.38%) Selenium
10 143 (4.32%) Octopus Deploy
11 142 (4.29%) Gradle
12 141 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
13 114 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
14 106 (3.20%) Ant
15 86 (2.60%) GitLab
16 82 (2.48%) Travis CI
17 77 (2.33%) Hudson
18 67 (2.02%) Visual Studio
19 57 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
20 56 (1.69%) Eclipse
General
1 598 (18.07%) Finance
2 173 (5.23%) Banking
3 91 (2.75%) Retail
4 81 (2.45%) Financial Institution
5 77 (2.33%) Telecoms
6 57 (1.72%) Marketing
7 55 (1.66%) Military
8 47 (1.42%) Aerospace
8 47 (1.42%) Electronics
9 45 (1.36%) Games
10 40 (1.21%) Advertising
11 38 (1.15%) Law
12 31 (0.94%) Legal
13 28 (0.85%) Investment Banking
13 28 (0.85%) Manufacturing
14 15 (0.45%) Back Office
15 14 (0.42%) Automotive
16 13 (0.39%) Billing
17 10 (0.30%) Publishing
18 9 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 967 (29.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 310 (9.37%) Developer
3 273 (8.25%) AWS Engineer
4 251 (7.59%) Linux Engineer
5 243 (7.34%) Cloud Engineer
6 229 (6.92%) Senior DevOps
7 215 (6.50%) Analyst
8 199 (6.01%) AWS DevOps
9 192 (5.80%) Software Engineer
10 189 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 185 (5.59%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 177 (5.35%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 176 (5.32%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 159 (4.81%) Architect
15 158 (4.77%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 155 (4.68%) Administrator
17 141 (4.26%) Systems Administrator
18 137 (4.14%) Systems Engineer
19 134 (4.05%) Platform Engineer
20 112 (3.38%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 361 (10.91%) Web Services
2 346 (10.46%) .NET
3 200 (6.04%) Elastic Stack
4 172 (5.20%) Kafka
5 138 (4.17%) Node.js
6 124 (3.75%) JSON
7 113 (3.41%) Spring
8 106 (3.20%) XML
9 100 (3.02%) LAMP
10 98 (2.96%) HTML
11 95 (2.87%) CSS
12 84 (2.54%) REST
13 70 (2.12%) ASP.NET
14 69 (2.09%) React
15 68 (2.06%) RESTful
16 59 (1.78%) AngularJS
16 59 (1.78%) Hibernate
17 56 (1.69%) RabbitMQ
18 51 (1.54%) SOAP
19 50 (1.51%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 275 (8.31%) Data Centre
2 248 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
3 241 (7.28%) Public Cloud
4 163 (4.93%) Management Information System
5 128 (3.87%) Enterprise Software
6 121 (3.66%) Linux Command Line
7 116 (3.51%) Fintech
8 115 (3.48%) CMDB
9 110 (3.32%) Self-Motivation
10 76 (2.30%) Hybrid Cloud
11 64 (1.93%) Algorithms
12 61 (1.84%) Replication
13 56 (1.69%) Cloud Native
14 52 (1.57%) User Experience
15 48 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
16 40 (1.21%) Data Structures
17 37 (1.12%) Private Cloud
18 35 (1.06%) Clustering
19 34 (1.03%) Hedge funds
20 30 (0.91%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1,569 (47.42%) Linux
2 816 (24.66%) Windows
3 325 (9.82%) Unix
4 293 (8.85%) Windows Server
5 272 (8.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 253 (7.65%) CentOS
7 173 (5.23%) Ubuntu
8 86 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 55 (1.66%) Apple iOS
9 55 (1.66%) Windows 10
10 54 (1.63%) Debian
11 52 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
12 50 (1.51%) Android
13 43 (1.30%) Windows 7
14 39 (1.18%) Solaris
15 36 (1.09%) Fedora
16 29 (0.88%) DC/OS
17 27 (0.82%) Mesosphere
18 25 (0.76%) SUSE
19 20 (0.60%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,680 (50.77%) DevOps
2 1,265 (38.23%) Agile Software Development
3 798 (24.12%) Continuous Integration
4 473 (14.29%) ITIL
5 465 (14.05%) Problem-Solving
6 419 (12.66%) Open Source
7 400 (12.09%) Software Engineering
8 370 (11.18%) Test Automation
9 303 (9.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 285 (8.61%) Change Management
11 281 (8.49%) Microservices
12 278 (8.40%) Continuous Delivery
13 274 (8.28%) SDLC
14 265 (8.01%) Scrum
15 253 (7.65%) Mentoring
16 237 (7.16%) Continuous Improvement
17 231 (6.98%) Computer Science
18 217 (6.56%) Deployment Automation
19 215 (6.50%) TDD
20 205 (6.20%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1,192 (36.02%) Python
2 779 (23.54%) Java
3 694 (20.97%) Bash Shell
4 547 (16.53%) SQL
5 498 (15.05%) PowerShell
6 469 (14.17%) Ruby
7 305 (9.22%) C#
8 293 (8.85%) Perl
9 268 (8.10%) JavaScript
10 242 (7.31%) C
11 193 (5.83%) C++
12 162 (4.90%) PHP
13 153 (4.62%) Go
14 134 (4.05%) Shell Script
15 71 (2.15%) Scala
16 67 (2.02%) PL/SQL
17 37 (1.12%) T-SQL
18 35 (1.06%) Java 8
19 29 (0.88%) Groovy
20 19 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 464 (14.02%) Degree
2 198 (5.98%) Security Cleared
3 160 (4.84%) SC Cleared
4 126 (3.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 78 (2.36%) AWS Certification
5 78 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 62 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
7 55 (1.66%) DV Cleared
8 51 (1.54%) MCSE
8 51 (1.54%) RHCE
9 47 (1.42%) RHCSA
10 44 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
11 40 (1.21%) Numerate Degree
12 38 (1.15%) CCNA
12 38 (1.15%) ISTQB
13 35 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
14 32 (0.97%) MCSA
15 26 (0.79%) CCNP
16 23 (0.70%) ISEB
16 23 (0.70%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (5.23%) QA
2 78 (2.36%) SLA
3 51 (1.54%) GDPR
4 50 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 28 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
5 28 (0.85%) HIPAA
6 27 (0.82%) PCI DSS
7 24 (0.73%) Data Quality
8 20 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 13 (0.39%) PMO
10 10 (0.30%) ISO 9001
10 10 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 8 (0.24%) Def Stans
12 5 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 4 (0.12%) ISO 26262
13 4 (0.12%) JTAG
14 3 (0.091%) HAZOP
15 2 (0.060%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 2 (0.060%) ISO 13485
15 2 (0.060%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 924 (27.92%) Docker
2 330 (9.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 291 (8.79%) Active Directory
4 237 (7.16%) Hyper-V
5 106 (3.20%) Virtual Machines
6 50 (1.51%) VirtualBox
7 48 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (0.73%) Firmware
9 19 (0.57%) LXC
10 17 (0.51%) KVM
10 17 (0.51%) vSphere
11 16 (0.48%) DFS Replication
12 15 (0.45%) XenServer
13 14 (0.42%) Xen
14 13 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
15 12 (0.36%) NFS
16 11 (0.33%) Varnish
16 11 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
17 10 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 10 (0.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1,322 (39.95%) Puppet
2 1,281 (38.71%) Ansible
3 928 (28.04%) Opscode Chef
4 743 (22.45%) Kubernetes
5 630 (19.04%) Terraform
6 181 (5.47%) Nagios
7 172 (5.20%) Salt
8 170 (5.14%) Docker Swarm
9 146 (4.41%) Packer
10 123 (3.72%) Prometheus
11 83 (2.51%) Consul
11 83 (2.51%) Grafana
12 82 (2.48%) Graphite
13 81 (2.45%) SCOM
14 72 (2.18%) ZABBIX
15 66 (1.99%) SCCM
16 48 (1.45%) CFEngine
17 47 (1.42%) HAProxy
18 37 (1.12%) Opsview
19 34 (1.03%) Mesos
Vendors
1 545 (16.47%) Microsoft
2 393 (11.88%) VMware
3 353 (10.67%) Oracle
4 296 (8.95%) Google
5 267 (8.07%) Red Hat
6 204 (6.17%) Splunk
7 162 (4.90%) Atlassian
8 130 (3.93%) Cisco
9 74 (2.24%) New Relic
10 73 (2.21%) HP
11 70 (2.12%) SAP
12 67 (2.02%) IBM
13 65 (1.96%) Citrix
13 65 (1.96%) ServiceNow
14 55 (1.66%) SaltStack
15 47 (1.42%) CA Agile Central
16 46 (1.39%) Remedy
17 44 (1.33%) SolarWinds
18 37 (1.12%) AppDynamics
18 37 (1.12%) Dynatrace