Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
UK
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 168 206
Rank change year-on-year +10 +38 +18
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 3,754 3,562 3,561
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.16% 2.04% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 2.28% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2,959 2,872 2,772
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +9.38%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 156,488 156,273 187,195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.87% 89.55% 88.83%
Number of salaries quoted 127,328 128,676 155,037
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 25 February 2018.

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 25 February 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 +6 3,580 £57,500 +4.55% 601
UK excluding London +27 1,995 £50,000 +5.26% 403
London -14 1,718 £65,000 +4.00% 222
South East +44 609 £50,000 +4.17% 104
North of England +6 554 £50,000 - 110
North West -4 287 £50,000 -1.96% 48
South West +52 242 £45,000 - 46
Midlands +18 236 £50,000 +16.28% 62
Yorkshire +26 234 £52,500 +10.53% 48
East of England -26 223 £55,000 +15.79% 57
West Midlands +2 134 £50,000 - 37
Scotland +10 103 £51,500 +3.00% 13
East Midlands +15 101 £50,000 +17.65% 25
North East -2 33 £43,500 +16.00% 14
Wales -10 22 £42,500 -5.56% 6
Northern Ireland -19 8 £40,000 -20.00% 4

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 1,892 (50.40%) DevOps
2 1,773 (47.23%) Linux
3 1,620 (43.15%) Puppet
4 1,398 (37.24%) Python
5 1,357 (36.15%) Ansible
6 1,351 (35.99%) Amazon AWS
7 1,303 (34.71%) Agile Software Development
8 1,265 (33.70%) Opscode Chef
9 1,034 (27.54%) Jenkins
10 1,025 (27.30%) Windows
11 1,008 (26.85%) Continuous Integration
12 887 (23.63%) Docker
13 843 (22.46%) Java
14 780 (20.78%) Finance
15 749 (19.95%) Ruby
16 722 (19.23%) SQL
17 679 (18.09%) Bash Shell
18 668 (17.79%) Microsoft Azure
19 640 (17.05%) PowerShell
20 628 (16.73%) Microsoft
21 597 (15.90%) Git (software)
22 569 (15.16%) Web Services
23 555 (14.78%) VMware
24 550 (14.65%) ITIL
25 545 (14.52%) Terraform
26 527 (14.04%) Scrum
27 520 (13.85%) Perl
28 516 (13.75%) Test Automation
29 503 (13.40%) Open Source
30 496 (13.21%) Software Engineering

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
1 332 (8.84%) Apache
2 208 (5.54%) Tomcat
3 204 (5.43%) OpenStack
4 187 (4.98%) IIS
5 173 (4.61%) nginx
6 127 (3.38%) Elasticsearch
7 110 (2.93%) Confluence
8 82 (2.18%) Apache Spark
9 81 (2.16%) SharePoint
10 56 (1.49%) CloudStack
11 49 (1.31%) CMS
12 48 (1.28%) MS Exchange
13 45 (1.20%) JBoss
14 43 (1.15%) Cloud Foundry
15 41 (1.09%) WebSphere
16 25 (0.67%) Apache Solr
16 25 (0.67%) Skype for Business
17 20 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
18 19 (0.51%) Jetty
19 18 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 75 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (0.61%) Autodesk Inventor
5 16 (0.43%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.16%) Simulink
9 5 (0.13%) SPSS
10 3 (0.080%) Doxygen
11 1 (0.027%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.027%) Stateflow
11 1 (0.027%) TargetLink
11 1 (0.027%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 54 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 28 (0.75%) SAP CO
2 28 (0.75%) SAP FI
2 28 (0.75%) SAP FI/CO
3 23 (0.61%) SAP GTS
3 23 (0.61%) SAP HR
3 23 (0.61%) SAP MM
3 23 (0.61%) SAP PM
3 23 (0.61%) SAP PS
3 23 (0.61%) SAP R/3
4 17 (0.45%) Endur
5 14 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
5 14 (0.37%) MetaTrader
6 9 (0.24%) Actimize
6 9 (0.24%) LabWindows
6 9 (0.24%) SAP PLM
7 8 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
8 7 (0.19%) SAP BPC
8 7 (0.19%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 1,351 (35.99%) Amazon AWS
2 668 (17.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 224 (5.97%) AWS CloudFormation
4 184 (4.90%) Google Cloud Platform
5 183 (4.87%) Amazon EC2
6 162 (4.32%) SaaS
7 130 (3.46%) Cloud Computing
8 125 (3.33%) GitHub
9 117 (3.12%) Amazon S3
10 113 (3.01%) Serverless
11 109 (2.90%) IaaS
12 69 (1.84%) AWS Lambda
13 68 (1.81%) PaaS
14 64 (1.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 59 (1.57%) Amazon ELB
16 51 (1.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 46 (1.23%) Office 365
18 39 (1.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 35 (0.93%) Datadog
20 33 (0.88%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 345 (9.19%) Firewall
2 323 (8.60%) TCP/IP
3 258 (6.87%) DNS
4 207 (5.51%) VPN
5 148 (3.94%) Internet
6 128 (3.41%) HTTP
7 92 (2.45%) WAN
8 91 (2.42%) LAN
9 84 (2.24%) SSL
10 83 (2.21%) SAN
11 75 (2.00%) VoIP
12 68 (1.81%) VLAN
13 67 (1.78%) Ethernet
14 65 (1.73%) SMTP
15 62 (1.65%) SNMP
16 57 (1.52%) DHCP
17 51 (1.36%) Network Security
18 50 (1.33%) BGP
18 50 (1.33%) Broadband
19 49 (1.31%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 375 (9.99%) MySQL
2 370 (9.86%) SQL Server
3 232 (6.18%) NoSQL
4 221 (5.89%) MongoDB
5 200 (5.33%) PostgreSQL
6 145 (3.86%) Big Data
7 132 (3.52%) Relational Database
8 108 (2.88%) Apache Cassandra
9 102 (2.72%) Hadoop
10 97 (2.58%) Amazon RDS
11 90 (2.40%) Redis
12 68 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 65 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 59 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
15 54 (1.44%) RDBMS
15 54 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
15 54 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
16 43 (1.15%) MariaDB
17 41 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 41 (1.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1,034 (27.54%) Jenkins
2 597 (15.90%) Git (software)
3 355 (9.46%) TeamCity
4 318 (8.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 280 (7.46%) JIRA
6 211 (5.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 209 (5.57%) Octopus Deploy
8 206 (5.49%) MSBuild
9 198 (5.27%) Subversion
10 171 (4.56%) Hudson
11 165 (4.40%) Selenium
12 140 (3.73%) Maven
13 135 (3.60%) Vagrant
14 104 (2.77%) Visual Studio
15 82 (2.18%) Cucumber
16 74 (1.97%) Sonatype Nexus
17 70 (1.86%) WebDriver
18 60 (1.60%) GitLab
19 58 (1.55%) Visual Studio Team System
20 50 (1.33%) JUnit
General
1 780 (20.78%) Finance
2 289 (7.70%) Banking
3 138 (3.68%) Telecoms
4 127 (3.38%) Retail
5 69 (1.84%) Games
6 63 (1.68%) Legal
7 53 (1.41%) Publishing
8 52 (1.39%) Law
9 51 (1.36%) Military
10 48 (1.28%) Aerospace
11 46 (1.23%) Billing
12 40 (1.07%) Marketing
13 37 (0.99%) Investment Banking
14 33 (0.88%) Electronics
15 30 (0.80%) Financial Institution
15 30 (0.80%) Manufacturing
16 23 (0.61%) Advertising
16 23 (0.61%) Front Office
17 21 (0.56%) Automotive
17 21 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,208 (32.18%) DevOps Engineer
2 349 (9.30%) Linux Engineer
3 337 (8.98%) Developer
4 304 (8.10%) AWS DevOps
5 300 (7.99%) AWS Engineer
6 282 (7.51%) Administrator
7 247 (6.58%) Analyst
7 247 (6.58%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 246 (6.55%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 208 (5.54%) Cloud Engineer
9 208 (5.54%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 201 (5.35%) Senior DevOps
11 189 (5.03%) Systems Engineer
12 179 (4.77%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 173 (4.61%) Architect
14 165 (4.40%) Systems Administrator
15 137 (3.65%) Linux Administrator
16 135 (3.60%) Platform Engineer
17 132 (3.52%) Consultant
18 115 (3.06%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 569 (15.16%) Web Services
2 452 (12.04%) .NET
3 190 (5.06%) Node.js
4 151 (4.02%) HTML
5 135 (3.60%) XML
6 130 (3.46%) ASP.NET
7 123 (3.28%) Elastic Stack
8 122 (3.25%) REST
9 119 (3.17%) JSON
10 115 (3.06%) LAMP
11 113 (3.01%) RESTful
12 112 (2.98%) CSS
13 109 (2.90%) Middleware
14 101 (2.69%) RabbitMQ
15 95 (2.53%) ASP.NET Web API
16 92 (2.45%) SOAP
17 82 (2.18%) LDAP
18 70 (1.86%) HATEOAS
18 70 (1.86%) LEMP Stack
19 69 (1.84%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 269 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
2 264 (7.03%) Data Centre
3 221 (5.89%) Computer Science
4 219 (5.83%) Public Cloud
5 178 (4.74%) Management Information System
6 111 (2.96%) CMDB
7 106 (2.82%) Fintech
8 105 (2.80%) Clustering
9 94 (2.50%) Online Banking
10 92 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
11 90 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
12 87 (2.32%) Replication
13 76 (2.02%) Private Cloud
14 67 (1.78%) Linux Command Line
15 58 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
16 52 (1.39%) User Experience
17 40 (1.07%) Fat Client
17 40 (1.07%) Hedge funds
17 40 (1.07%) Thin Client
18 35 (0.93%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1,773 (47.23%) Linux
2 1,025 (27.30%) Windows
3 468 (12.47%) Unix
4 349 (9.30%) Windows Server
5 298 (7.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 291 (7.75%) CentOS
7 163 (4.34%) Ubuntu
8 145 (3.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 136 (3.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 92 (2.45%) Debian
11 49 (1.31%) CoreOS
12 39 (1.04%) Mac OS X
13 36 (0.96%) Solaris
14 35 (0.93%) Windows 7
15 31 (0.83%) AIX
16 30 (0.80%) Windows 10
17 21 (0.56%) Apple iOS
18 18 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
19 17 (0.45%) VMS
20 15 (0.40%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,892 (50.40%) DevOps
2 1,303 (34.71%) Agile Software Development
3 1,008 (26.85%) Continuous Integration
4 550 (14.65%) ITIL
5 527 (14.04%) Scrum
6 516 (13.75%) Test Automation
7 503 (13.40%) Open Source
8 496 (13.21%) Software Engineering
9 340 (9.06%) Microservices
10 320 (8.52%) SDLC
11 305 (8.12%) Change Management
12 292 (7.78%) Mentoring
13 290 (7.73%) Continuous Delivery
14 269 (7.17%) TDD
15 224 (5.97%) Service Management
16 222 (5.91%) High Availability
17 221 (5.89%) Service Delivery
18 213 (5.67%) Continuous Improvement
19 212 (5.65%) Release Management
20 190 (5.06%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1,398 (37.24%) Python
2 843 (22.46%) Java
3 749 (19.95%) Ruby
4 722 (19.23%) SQL
5 679 (18.09%) Bash Shell
6 640 (17.05%) PowerShell
7 520 (13.85%) Perl
8 447 (11.91%) C#
9 370 (9.86%) JavaScript
10 262 (6.98%) PHP
11 224 (5.97%) Shell Script
12 205 (5.46%) C++
13 185 (4.93%) C
14 131 (3.49%) Go
15 71 (1.89%) VBScript
16 52 (1.39%) T-SQL
17 50 (1.33%) Groovy
18 47 (1.25%) VB
19 45 (1.20%) Scala
20 41 (1.09%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 465 (12.39%) Degree
2 250 (6.66%) Security Cleared
3 158 (4.21%) SC Cleared
4 141 (3.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 81 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
6 72 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 66 (1.76%) DV Cleared
7 66 (1.76%) RHCE
8 64 (1.70%) MCSE
9 55 (1.47%) ISTQB
10 52 (1.39%) CCNA
11 51 (1.36%) AWS Certification
12 37 (0.99%) CCNP
13 36 (0.96%) Master's Degree
14 35 (0.93%) MCSA
15 34 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 31 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
16 31 (0.83%) RHCSA
17 28 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 23 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 190 (5.06%) QA
2 80 (2.13%) SLA
3 47 (1.25%) GCP
3 47 (1.25%) PCI DSS
4 38 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 25 (0.67%) ISO 9001
6 22 (0.59%) PMO
7 21 (0.56%) Data Quality
8 16 (0.43%) GDPR
8 16 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 13 (0.35%) MISRA
10 10 (0.27%) TickIT
11 8 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.13%) Def Stans
12 5 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
12 5 (0.13%) DO-178B
12 5 (0.13%) MISRA C
13 3 (0.080%) COBIT
13 3 (0.080%) IEC 62304
13 3 (0.080%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 887 (23.63%) Docker
2 401 (10.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 245 (6.53%) Active Directory
4 151 (4.02%) Virtual Machines
5 94 (2.50%) Hyper-V
6 86 (2.29%) vSphere
7 82 (2.18%) VMware ESXi
8 62 (1.65%) KVM
9 36 (0.96%) Ceph
10 28 (0.75%) Varnish
11 27 (0.72%) NFS
12 26 (0.69%) VirtualBox
13 25 (0.67%) Xen
14 24 (0.64%) iptables
15 21 (0.56%) XenServer
16 19 (0.51%) Terminal Services
17 18 (0.48%) Firmware
18 16 (0.43%) Apache Flume
18 16 (0.43%) Postfix
19 15 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1,620 (43.15%) Puppet
2 1,357 (36.15%) Ansible
3 1,265 (33.70%) Opscode Chef
4 545 (14.52%) Terraform
5 494 (13.16%) Kubernetes
6 244 (6.50%) Nagios
7 194 (5.17%) Salt
8 145 (3.86%) Packer
9 88 (2.34%) Kibana
10 82 (2.18%) SCCM
11 81 (2.16%) logstash
12 79 (2.10%) Docker Swarm
13 72 (1.92%) Cacti
14 67 (1.78%) HAProxy
15 66 (1.76%) ZABBIX
16 64 (1.70%) Grafana
17 60 (1.60%) Cobbler
18 59 (1.57%) Icinga
19 43 (1.15%) Tivoli
20 38 (1.01%) SCOM
Vendors
1 628 (16.73%) Microsoft
2 555 (14.78%) VMware
3 330 (8.79%) Oracle
4 315 (8.39%) Red Hat
5 227 (6.05%) Google
6 191 (5.09%) Cisco
7 117 (3.12%) Splunk
8 114 (3.04%) SaltStack
9 98 (2.61%) New Relic
10 95 (2.53%) HP
11 90 (2.40%) Citrix
12 75 (2.00%) ServiceNow
13 72 (1.92%) SAP
14 60 (1.60%) IBM
15 59 (1.57%) Remedy
16 57 (1.52%) RedGate
17 53 (1.41%) Atlassian
18 48 (1.28%) F5
19 46 (1.23%) Juniper
20 45 (1.20%) BMC