Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 194 140 184
Rank change year-on-year -54 +44 -10
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 2,403 1,508 2,429
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.88% 2.38% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 2.56% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,545 1,121 1,734
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,750 £36,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £46,250 £45,563
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
75th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 120,414 58,914 116,525
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 94.03% 93.10% 92.60%
Number of salaries quoted 78,049 48,002 93,468
10th Percentile £33,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £78,750 £73,750 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £89,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52% +2.22%

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -60 2,146 £65,000 +8.33% 402
UK excluding London -58 1,148 £60,000 +9.09% 256
London -46 1,060 £75,000 +7.14% 182
North of England -11 489 £60,000 +4.35% 53
Work from Home -48 439 £72,500 +31.82% 66
Yorkshire -26 228 £60,000 - 20
Midlands -39 211 £65,000 +8.33% 45
North West -17 203 £65,000 +23.81% 29
South East -72 203 £60,000 +9.09% 55
West Midlands -46 158 £60,000 - 37
South West -82 87 £67,500 +35.00% 35
Scotland -50 65 £65,000 +44.44% 32
North East +10 58 £62,500 +28.21% 4
East of England -91 54 £55,000 -18.52% 28
East Midlands -25 53 £68,750 +78.57% 7
Wales -26 36 £55,000 +61.76% 6
Northern Ireland -41 2 £53,750 +22.86% 2
Channel Islands - 2 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 1,381 (57.47%) DevOps
2 1,162 (48.36%) AWS
3 1,114 (46.36%) Agile Software Development
4 1,014 (42.20%) Kubernetes
5 985 (40.99%) Azure
6 984 (40.95%) Terraform
7 946 (39.37%) Python
8 912 (37.95%) Ansible
8 912 (37.95%) Docker
9 857 (35.66%) Linux
10 820 (34.12%) Puppet
11 757 (31.50%) CI/CD
12 701 (29.17%) Jenkins
13 649 (27.01%) Infrastructure as Code
14 601 (25.01%) Opscode Chef
15 482 (20.06%) Social Skills
16 478 (19.89%) Windows
17 475 (19.77%) Bash
18 459 (19.10%) GCP
19 455 (18.93%) Problem-Solving
20 446 (18.56%) Java
21 439 (18.27%) SQL
22 436 (18.14%) Git (software)
23 413 (17.19%) Finance
24 405 (16.85%) Continuous Integration
25 379 (15.77%) PowerShell
26 343 (14.27%) Software Engineering
27 317 (13.19%) Scrum
28 312 (12.98%) JavaScript
29 306 (12.73%) Ruby

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 67 (2.79%) nginx
2 63 (2.62%) Apache
3 59 (2.46%) Confluence
4 58 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
5 53 (2.21%) Tomcat
6 47 (1.96%) Apache Spark
7 42 (1.75%) SharePoint
8 37 (1.54%) IIS
9 36 (1.50%) OpenStack
10 27 (1.12%) Apache Solr
11 26 (1.08%) CMS
12 23 (0.96%) JBoss
13 14 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
14 8 (0.33%) Drupal
14 8 (0.33%) WebSphere
15 6 (0.25%) WebLogic
16 5 (0.21%) Cloud Foundry
16 5 (0.21%) MS Exchange
17 4 (0.17%) Apache Airflow
17 4 (0.17%) WinCC
Applications
1 52 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
4 14 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.54%) Simulink
6 12 (0.50%) Stateflow
7 4 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.083%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 30 (1.25%) Oracle Applications
2 21 (0.87%) Oracle ERP
3 10 (0.42%) Workfront
4 5 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.12%) Maximo
6 2 (0.083%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.083%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 2 (0.083%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.083%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.083%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.083%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.083%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.083%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.042%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.042%) Relativity
7 1 (0.042%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.042%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1,162 (48.36%) AWS
2 985 (40.99%) Azure
3 459 (19.10%) GCP
4 263 (10.94%) PaaS
5 257 (10.69%) AWS CloudFormation
6 224 (9.32%) SaaS
7 223 (9.28%) IaaS
8 181 (7.53%) Serverless
9 149 (6.20%) GitHub
10 130 (5.41%) Microsoft 365
11 100 (4.16%) Pulumi
12 94 (3.91%) Amazon EKS
13 92 (3.83%) Amazon EC2
14 87 (3.62%) Amazon S3
15 83 (3.45%) AWS Lambda
16 79 (3.29%) OpenShift
17 71 (2.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 69 (2.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 64 (2.66%) Cloud Computing
20 63 (2.62%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 147 (6.12%) Firewall
2 86 (3.58%) VPN
3 76 (3.16%) DNS
4 65 (2.70%) TCP/IP
5 41 (1.71%) LAN
6 37 (1.54%) Network Security
7 36 (1.50%) SAN
8 33 (1.37%) SSL
9 32 (1.33%) WAN
10 30 (1.25%) HTTP
11 28 (1.17%) DHCP
12 27 (1.12%) Broadband
13 25 (1.04%) BGP
14 24 (1.00%) IPv6
15 22 (0.92%) IPv4
16 21 (0.87%) Internet
17 20 (0.83%) VoIP
18 17 (0.71%) NAS
18 17 (0.71%) SSH
19 15 (0.62%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (10.49%) MySQL
2 226 (9.40%) SQL Server
3 187 (7.78%) PostgreSQL
4 128 (5.33%) NoSQL
5 89 (3.70%) Relational Database
6 76 (3.16%) Azure SQL Database
7 73 (3.04%) Amazon RDS
8 70 (2.91%) Redis
9 61 (2.54%) MongoDB
10 60 (2.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 56 (2.33%) Oracle Database
12 53 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 52 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
14 47 (1.96%) Hadoop
14 47 (1.96%) MariaDB
15 46 (1.91%) Big Data
16 43 (1.79%) Power BI
17 42 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
18 35 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
19 34 (1.41%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 701 (29.17%) Jenkins
2 436 (18.14%) Git (software)
3 208 (8.66%) GitLab
4 167 (6.95%) JIRA
5 152 (6.33%) TeamCity
6 120 (4.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 115 (4.79%) Subversion
8 100 (4.16%) Bitbucket
9 79 (3.29%) Gradle
10 55 (2.29%) Maven
11 53 (2.21%) Octopus Deploy
12 52 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
13 49 (2.04%) Visual Studio
14 39 (1.62%) MSI
15 38 (1.58%) Sonatype Nexus
16 36 (1.50%) SonarQube
16 36 (1.50%) WiX
17 35 (1.46%) CircleCI
17 35 (1.46%) Vagrant
18 29 (1.21%) Artifactory
General
1 482 (20.06%) Social Skills
2 413 (17.19%) Finance
3 155 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 128 (5.33%) Public Sector
5 122 (5.08%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 111 (4.62%) Retail
7 99 (4.12%) Banking
8 84 (3.50%) Telecoms
9 77 (3.20%) Marketing
10 57 (2.37%) Automotive
11 50 (2.08%) Law
12 38 (1.58%) Games
13 37 (1.54%) Manufacturing
14 32 (1.33%) Presentation Skills
15 31 (1.29%) Financial Institution
16 26 (1.08%) Electronics
16 26 (1.08%) Organisational Skills
17 25 (1.04%) Legal
18 20 (0.83%) Billing
19 16 (0.67%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 774 (32.21%) DevOps Engineer
2 215 (8.95%) AWS Engineer
3 213 (8.86%) Developer
4 169 (7.03%) Cloud Engineer
5 155 (6.45%) Senior DevOps
5 155 (6.45%) Software Engineer
6 154 (6.41%) Platform Engineer
6 154 (6.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 153 (6.37%) AWS DevOps
8 150 (6.24%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 137 (5.70%) Azure Engineer
10 128 (5.33%) Architect
11 105 (4.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 103 (4.29%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 91 (3.79%) Lead DevOps
14 89 (3.70%) Administrator
15 83 (3.45%) Azure DevOps
16 79 (3.29%) Analyst
17 68 (2.83%) DBA
17 68 (2.83%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (7.12%) .NET
2 156 (6.49%) Node.js
3 136 (5.66%) REST
4 133 (5.53%) React
5 97 (4.04%) RESTful
6 93 (3.87%) JSON
7 90 (3.75%) Elastic Stack
8 84 (3.50%) Kafka
9 78 (3.25%) AngularJS
9 78 (3.25%) HTML
10 77 (3.20%) Web Services
11 75 (3.12%) Vue.js
12 68 (2.83%) CSS
13 66 (2.75%) Velocity
14 64 (2.66%) XML
15 62 (2.58%) Spring
16 51 (2.12%) Entity Framework
17 49 (2.04%) ARM Templates
18 46 (1.91%) Spring Boot
19 43 (1.79%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 159 (6.62%) Public Cloud
2 134 (5.58%) Self-Motivation
3 102 (4.24%) Cloud Native
4 90 (3.75%) User Experience
5 87 (3.62%) Data Centre
5 87 (3.62%) Management Information System
6 86 (3.58%) CMDB
7 85 (3.54%) Enterprise Cloud
8 65 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
8 65 (2.70%) Private Cloud
9 61 (2.54%) Hybrid Cloud
10 60 (2.50%) Virtual Team
11 55 (2.29%) Replication
12 44 (1.83%) Web 2.0
13 38 (1.58%) Algorithms
14 35 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
15 30 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
15 30 (1.25%) PKI
16 29 (1.21%) Client/Server
16 29 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 857 (35.66%) Linux
2 478 (19.89%) Windows
3 269 (11.19%) Unix
4 162 (6.74%) Windows Server
5 85 (3.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 82 (3.41%) CentOS
7 39 (1.62%) Ubuntu
8 35 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (1.17%) Apple iOS
10 27 (1.12%) Debian
11 26 (1.08%) Windows 10
12 24 (1.00%) Android
12 24 (1.00%) Mesosphere
12 24 (1.00%) VMS
13 18 (0.75%) Solaris
14 15 (0.62%) Windows Server 2016
15 9 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
15 9 (0.37%) Windows Server 2019
16 8 (0.33%) AIX
17 5 (0.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,381 (57.47%) DevOps
2 1,114 (46.36%) Agile Software Development
3 757 (31.50%) CI/CD
4 649 (27.01%) Infrastructure as Code
5 455 (18.93%) Problem-Solving
6 405 (16.85%) Continuous Integration
7 343 (14.27%) Software Engineering
8 317 (13.19%) Scrum
9 306 (12.73%) Deployment Automation
10 293 (12.19%) Test Automation
11 269 (11.19%) Microservices
12 258 (10.74%) ITIL
13 216 (8.99%) Load Balancing
14 215 (8.95%) Open Source
15 213 (8.86%) Mentoring
16 208 (8.66%) SDLC
17 178 (7.41%) Site Reliability Engineering
18 167 (6.95%) Analytics
19 156 (6.49%) Computer Science
20 146 (6.08%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 946 (39.37%) Python
2 475 (19.77%) Bash
3 446 (18.56%) Java
4 439 (18.27%) SQL
5 379 (15.77%) PowerShell
6 312 (12.98%) JavaScript
7 306 (12.73%) Go
7 306 (12.73%) Ruby
8 276 (11.49%) C#
9 162 (6.74%) TypeScript
10 154 (6.41%) Perl
11 121 (5.04%) C
12 105 (4.37%) Shell Script
13 91 (3.79%) T-SQL
14 86 (3.58%) Groovy
15 75 (3.12%) C++
16 60 (2.50%) R
17 55 (2.29%) PHP
18 35 (1.46%) Embedded C
19 28 (1.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 275 (11.44%) Security Cleared
2 263 (10.94%) Degree
3 182 (7.57%) SC Cleared
4 144 (5.99%) AWS Certification
5 55 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
6 39 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 31 (1.29%) Master's Degree
8 24 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
9 22 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (0.79%) MCSE
11 14 (0.58%) DV Cleared
11 14 (0.58%) RHCE
12 13 (0.54%) CCIE
12 13 (0.54%) MCSA
13 11 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
14 10 (0.42%) RHCSA
15 9 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 8 (0.33%) HND
17 7 (0.29%) CCNP
17 7 (0.29%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (5.58%) QA
2 65 (2.70%) SLA
3 30 (1.25%) Accessibility
4 16 (0.67%) Data Quality
5 15 (0.62%) ISO 26262
5 15 (0.62%) PMO
6 14 (0.58%) GDPR
7 13 (0.54%) MISRA
8 12 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 8 (0.33%) ISO 9001
9 8 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 6 (0.25%) JSP 440
10 6 (0.25%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.25%) RMADS
11 5 (0.21%) FATCA
12 4 (0.17%) IEC 61131
12 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
13 3 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 912 (37.95%) Docker
2 125 (5.20%) Active Directory
3 119 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 58 (2.41%) Hyper-V
5 55 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (0.92%) Varnish
8 20 (0.83%) Firmware
9 19 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
10 17 (0.71%) VirtualBox
11 14 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
12 13 (0.54%) KVM
13 12 (0.50%) XenApp
14 11 (0.46%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 11 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 10 (0.42%) Xen
16 9 (0.37%) vSphere
17 8 (0.33%) iptables
18 7 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
19 5 (0.21%) LXC
Systems Management
1 1,014 (42.20%) Kubernetes
2 984 (40.95%) Terraform
3 912 (37.95%) Ansible
4 820 (34.12%) Puppet
5 601 (25.01%) Opscode Chef
6 143 (5.95%) Prometheus
7 130 (5.41%) Grafana
8 81 (3.37%) Docker Swarm
9 66 (2.75%) SCCM
10 57 (2.37%) Salt
11 52 (2.16%) Cobbler
12 50 (2.08%) Packer
13 46 (1.91%) Nagios
14 34 (1.41%) Consul
15 33 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
16 30 (1.25%) CFEngine
16 30 (1.25%) logstash
17 24 (1.00%) Kibana
18 22 (0.92%) ZABBIX
19 21 (0.87%) SCOM
Vendors
1 273 (11.36%) Microsoft
2 243 (10.11%) Google
3 213 (8.86%) Oracle
4 185 (7.70%) VMware
5 184 (7.66%) SaltStack
6 96 (4.00%) ServiceNow
7 85 (3.54%) Splunk
8 83 (3.45%) Red Hat
9 71 (2.95%) Cisco
10 48 (2.00%) IBM
11 39 (1.62%) NetApp
12 36 (1.50%) New Relic
13 34 (1.41%) Fortinet
13 34 (1.41%) SAP
14 32 (1.33%) HP
15 29 (1.21%) Citrix
15 29 (1.21%) Cloudera
16 26 (1.08%) Hortonworks
17 24 (1.00%) Veeam
18 21 (0.87%) Juniper