Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 194 149 180
Rank change year-on-year -45 +31 -6
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 2,388 1,084 2,763
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.91% 2.26% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 2.43% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,560 778 1,964
10th Percentile £41,250 £38,500 £34,700
25th Percentile £52,500 £45,000 £44,419
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £59,102
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +1.52% +2.79%
75th Percentile £81,250 £73,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% -4.76% +5.00%

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 118,045 44,620 127,140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 94.22% 93.12% 92.60%
Number of salaries quoted 78,249 37,207 101,337
10th Percentile £32,750 £33,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,654
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -

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 18 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Configuration Management in the UK

Configuration Management
Top 18 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 18 October 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 -45 2,138 £65,000 +8.33% 444
UK excluding London -27 1,168 £60,000 +20.00% 295
London -58 1,057 £75,000 +7.14% 177
North of England -4 476 £60,000 +20.00% 79
Work from Home -69 433 £70,000 +27.27% 81
North West +7 245 £60,000 +14.29% 44
South East -15 238 £61,250 +16.67% 65
Yorkshire -32 192 £60,000 +20.00% 27
Midlands -37 188 £52,000 +20.93% 61
West Midlands -54 148 £52,500 +16.67% 47
South West -78 106 £52,850 +11.26% 31
Scotland -43 90 £55,000 +22.22% 14
East of England -87 47 £55,000 - 30
North East -11 41 £62,500 +31.58% 8
East Midlands -52 40 £47,500 +21.79% 14
Wales -30 24 £54,550 +21.22% 14
Northern Ireland -36 6 £37,500 - 2
Channel Islands - 2 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 1,330 (55.70%) DevOps
2 1,159 (48.53%) Agile Software Development
3 1,151 (48.20%) AWS
4 1,011 (42.34%) Terraform
5 997 (41.75%) Azure
6 951 (39.82%) Python
7 944 (39.53%) Ansible
8 930 (38.94%) Kubernetes
9 891 (37.31%) Linux
10 886 (37.10%) Docker
11 879 (36.81%) Puppet
12 712 (29.82%) Jenkins
13 707 (29.61%) Infrastructure as Code
14 641 (26.84%) Opscode Chef
15 545 (22.82%) Problem-Solving
16 478 (20.02%) Bash Shell
17 474 (19.85%) Social Skills
18 469 (19.64%) Java
19 462 (19.35%) SQL
20 438 (18.34%) Windows
21 398 (16.67%) Software Engineering
22 390 (16.33%) GCP
23 385 (16.12%) Finance
24 383 (16.04%) PowerShell
25 375 (15.70%) Continuous Integration
26 342 (14.32%) Security Cleared
27 326 (13.65%) Go
28 325 (13.61%) Git (software)
29 311 (13.02%) Ruby
30 303 (12.69%) JavaScript

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 79 (3.31%) Elasticsearch
2 77 (3.22%) Confluence
3 52 (2.18%) Apache Spark
4 51 (2.14%) SharePoint
5 49 (2.05%) nginx
6 38 (1.59%) Apache
7 37 (1.55%) Tomcat
8 27 (1.13%) IIS
9 24 (1.01%) CMS
10 21 (0.88%) Apache Solr
11 17 (0.71%) OpenStack
12 14 (0.59%) Apache Airflow
13 13 (0.54%) Gunicorn
14 11 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
14 11 (0.46%) JBoss
15 10 (0.42%) MS Exchange
15 10 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
16 9 (0.38%) WebSphere
17 6 (0.25%) CICS
17 6 (0.25%) MQSeries
Applications
1 43 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.34%) Simulink
4 7 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.29%) Siemens NX
5 6 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.13%) Stateflow
8 2 (0.084%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.084%) Windchill
9 1 (0.042%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 19 (0.80%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (0.38%) Teamcenter
3 7 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.13%) Maximo
5 3 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.13%) Workfront
6 2 (0.084%) Relativity
6 2 (0.084%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.084%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.084%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.042%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.042%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.042%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 1 (0.042%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.042%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 1,151 (48.20%) AWS
2 997 (41.75%) Azure
3 390 (16.33%) GCP
4 290 (12.14%) AWS CloudFormation
5 203 (8.50%) SaaS
6 195 (8.17%) Serverless
7 194 (8.12%) PaaS
8 151 (6.32%) IaaS
9 145 (6.07%) Pulumi
10 125 (5.23%) Amazon EKS
11 115 (4.82%) GitHub
12 102 (4.27%) Microsoft 365
13 95 (3.98%) Cloud Computing
14 87 (3.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 87 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
15 83 (3.48%) Datadog
15 83 (3.48%) OpenShift
16 74 (3.10%) AWS Lambda
17 69 (2.89%) Amazon ECS
18 63 (2.64%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 180 (7.54%) Firewall
2 107 (4.48%) DNS
3 106 (4.44%) TCP/IP
4 105 (4.40%) VPN
5 55 (2.30%) SAN
6 47 (1.97%) AMQP
7 46 (1.93%) LAN
7 46 (1.93%) WAN
8 44 (1.84%) Broadband
8 44 (1.84%) DHCP
9 39 (1.63%) VLAN
10 36 (1.51%) SSL
11 32 (1.34%) OSPF
12 31 (1.30%) HTTP
12 31 (1.30%) Network Security
13 30 (1.26%) IPv4
14 27 (1.13%) Internet
15 23 (0.96%) SSH
16 21 (0.88%) SD-WAN
17 19 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (9.30%) MySQL
2 213 (8.92%) SQL Server
3 202 (8.46%) PostgreSQL
4 134 (5.61%) Redis
5 117 (4.90%) NoSQL
6 99 (4.15%) MongoDB
7 95 (3.98%) Relational Database
8 94 (3.94%) Azure SQL Database
9 84 (3.52%) Big Data
10 68 (2.85%) Amazon Athena
11 66 (2.76%) MariaDB
12 63 (2.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 60 (2.51%) Amazon RDS
13 60 (2.51%) Hadoop
14 47 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
15 45 (1.88%) Apache Accumulo
16 43 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 42 (1.76%) Amazon Redshift
18 35 (1.47%) Neo4j
19 34 (1.42%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 712 (29.82%) Jenkins
2 325 (13.61%) Git (software)
3 257 (10.76%) JIRA
4 231 (9.67%) GitLab
5 158 (6.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 112 (4.69%) Subversion
7 107 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 104 (4.36%) TeamCity
9 87 (3.64%) Octopus Deploy
10 68 (2.85%) Visual Studio
11 58 (2.43%) Vagrant
12 50 (2.09%) Bitbucket
13 48 (2.01%) IBM UrbanCode
14 47 (1.97%) Travis CI
15 44 (1.84%) MSI
16 43 (1.80%) WiX
17 40 (1.68%) Maven
17 40 (1.68%) Sonatype Nexus
18 32 (1.34%) CircleCI
19 31 (1.30%) Artifactory
General
1 474 (19.85%) Social Skills
2 385 (16.12%) Finance
3 183 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
4 105 (4.40%) Banking
5 99 (4.15%) Retail
6 78 (3.27%) Public Sector
7 56 (2.35%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 56 (2.35%) Telecoms
8 45 (1.88%) Marketing
9 32 (1.34%) Law
10 29 (1.21%) Games
11 28 (1.17%) Automotive
11 28 (1.17%) Presentation Skills
12 26 (1.09%) Electronics
12 26 (1.09%) Manufacturing
13 22 (0.92%) Aerospace
13 22 (0.92%) Legal
14 21 (0.88%) Retail Banking
15 18 (0.75%) Investment Banking
16 15 (0.63%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 723 (30.28%) DevOps Engineer
2 248 (10.39%) AWS Engineer
3 243 (10.18%) Developer
4 199 (8.33%) Senior DevOps
4 199 (8.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 179 (7.50%) AWS DevOps
6 175 (7.33%) Architect
7 174 (7.29%) Azure Engineer
8 173 (7.24%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 172 (7.20%) Platform Engineer
10 138 (5.78%) Cloud Engineer
11 131 (5.49%) Software Engineer
12 130 (5.44%) Linux Engineer
13 115 (4.82%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 104 (4.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 95 (3.98%) Azure DevOps
16 81 (3.39%) Analyst
17 80 (3.35%) Java Developer
18 74 (3.10%) Systems Engineer
19 63 (2.64%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (6.70%) REST
2 158 (6.62%) .NET
3 146 (6.11%) Web Services
4 133 (5.57%) Node.js
5 131 (5.49%) React
6 111 (4.65%) Elastic Stack
7 101 (4.23%) AngularJS
8 97 (4.06%) Spring
9 95 (3.98%) Kafka
10 86 (3.60%) Vue.js
11 84 (3.52%) ARM Templates
12 74 (3.10%) RESTful
13 72 (3.02%) JSON
14 70 (2.93%) HTML
14 70 (2.93%) Spring Boot
15 67 (2.81%) CSS
16 65 (2.72%) RabbitMQ
17 52 (2.18%) YAML
18 46 (1.93%) ASP.NET Web API
19 43 (1.80%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 197 (8.25%) Public Cloud
2 121 (5.07%) Data Centre
2 121 (5.07%) Self-Motivation
3 102 (4.27%) Management Information System
4 95 (3.98%) Hybrid Cloud
5 87 (3.64%) CMDB
6 84 (3.52%) Linux Command Line
7 81 (3.39%) Enterprise Cloud
8 80 (3.35%) User Experience
9 70 (2.93%) Cloud Native
10 64 (2.68%) Virtual Team
11 49 (2.05%) Replication
12 48 (2.01%) Web 2.0
13 46 (1.93%) Client/Server
14 42 (1.76%) Private Cloud
15 34 (1.42%) Algorithms
16 29 (1.21%) Data Protection Act
17 24 (1.01%) PKI
18 23 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
19 22 (0.92%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 891 (37.31%) Linux
2 438 (18.34%) Windows
3 204 (8.54%) Unix
4 143 (5.99%) Windows Server
5 108 (4.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 93 (3.89%) CentOS
7 58 (2.43%) Ubuntu
8 52 (2.18%) Mesosphere
9 47 (1.97%) Debian
10 26 (1.09%) Windows 10
11 23 (0.96%) Embedded Linux
12 20 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
13 19 (0.80%) Android
13 19 (0.80%) Windows Server 2016
14 15 (0.63%) Apple iOS
15 14 (0.59%) VMS
16 13 (0.54%) Mac OS
17 12 (0.50%) Windows Server 2019
18 10 (0.42%) Solaris
19 8 (0.34%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,330 (55.70%) DevOps
2 1,159 (48.53%) Agile Software Development
3 707 (29.61%) Infrastructure as Code
4 545 (22.82%) Problem-Solving
5 398 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 375 (15.70%) Continuous Integration
7 272 (11.39%) Open Source
8 260 (10.89%) Test Automation
9 251 (10.51%) Scrum
10 249 (10.43%) Microservices
11 243 (10.18%) ITIL
12 240 (10.05%) Analytics
13 233 (9.76%) Deployment Automation
14 208 (8.71%) SDLC
15 207 (8.67%) Mentoring
16 206 (8.63%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 185 (7.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 167 (6.99%) Load Balancing
19 141 (5.90%) Continuous Improvement
19 141 (5.90%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 951 (39.82%) Python
2 478 (20.02%) Bash Shell
3 469 (19.64%) Java
4 462 (19.35%) SQL
5 383 (16.04%) PowerShell
6 326 (13.65%) Go
7 311 (13.02%) Ruby
8 303 (12.69%) JavaScript
9 245 (10.26%) C#
10 144 (6.03%) TypeScript
11 118 (4.94%) Perl
12 96 (4.02%) C
13 91 (3.81%) C++
14 90 (3.77%) Groovy
15 78 (3.27%) PHP
16 76 (3.18%) Shell Script
17 75 (3.14%) T-SQL
18 47 (1.97%) Java 8
19 30 (1.26%) Embedded C
19 30 (1.26%) R
Qualifications
1 342 (14.32%) Security Cleared
2 275 (11.52%) SC Cleared
3 262 (10.97%) Degree
4 119 (4.98%) AWS Certification
5 41 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 41 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 34 (1.42%) RHCE
7 27 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (1.09%) CCNA
9 24 (1.01%) Master's Degree
10 23 (0.96%) DV Cleared
10 23 (0.96%) MCSE
11 22 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
12 20 (0.84%) RHCSA
13 18 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 15 (0.63%) GIAC
15 11 (0.46%) HND
16 10 (0.42%) MCSA
17 8 (0.34%) MCP
18 6 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (3.64%) QA
2 66 (2.76%) SLA
3 51 (2.14%) Accessibility
4 15 (0.63%) GRC
5 14 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.50%) GDPR
7 6 (0.25%) ISO 26262
8 5 (0.21%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.17%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.17%) MISRA
9 4 (0.17%) RMADS
10 3 (0.13%) COBIT
11 2 (0.084%) Def Stans
11 2 (0.084%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.084%) PMO
12 1 (0.042%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.042%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 886 (37.10%) Docker
2 150 (6.28%) Active Directory
3 143 (5.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
5 39 (1.63%) Hyper-V
6 35 (1.47%) VirtualBox
7 32 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
8 27 (1.13%) Firmware
9 19 (0.80%) Varnish
10 18 (0.75%) iptables
10 18 (0.75%) NFS
10 18 (0.75%) vSphere
11 14 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
12 12 (0.50%) Ceph
13 8 (0.34%) LXC
14 7 (0.29%) KVM
14 7 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (0.29%) XenApp
15 6 (0.25%) VMware NSX
16 5 (0.21%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1,011 (42.34%) Terraform
2 944 (39.53%) Ansible
3 930 (38.94%) Kubernetes
4 879 (36.81%) Puppet
5 641 (26.84%) Opscode Chef
6 189 (7.91%) Prometheus
7 145 (6.07%) Grafana
8 107 (4.48%) Docker Swarm
9 79 (3.31%) Salt
10 62 (2.60%) Nagios
11 54 (2.26%) SCCM
12 50 (2.09%) Consul
13 45 (1.88%) Kibana
14 43 (1.80%) Automic
15 42 (1.76%) Packer
16 40 (1.68%) CFEngine
17 38 (1.59%) logstash
18 32 (1.34%) Graphite
18 32 (1.34%) ZABBIX
19 29 (1.21%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 301 (12.60%) Microsoft
2 223 (9.34%) VMware
3 210 (8.79%) Google
4 195 (8.17%) Oracle
5 179 (7.50%) SaltStack
6 98 (4.10%) Splunk
7 95 (3.98%) Red Hat
8 90 (3.77%) ServiceNow
9 87 (3.64%) IBM
10 83 (3.48%) Cisco
11 71 (2.97%) New Relic
12 40 (1.68%) SAP
13 38 (1.59%) Cloudera
14 37 (1.55%) Hortonworks
15 34 (1.42%) HP
16 33 (1.38%) NetApp
17 32 (1.34%) EMC
18 31 (1.30%) Informatica
18 31 (1.30%) Talend
19 23 (0.96%) Veeam