Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
UK
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 177 175 172
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 -8
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 2,240 1,424 3,090
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.99% 2.01% 2.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 2.18% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,432 1,051 2,268
10th Percentile £40,000 £35,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £51,250 £43,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £61,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.09% - +4.55%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -

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 105,191 65,318 134,263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.45% 92.38% 92.44%
Number of salaries quoted 71,704 52,852 107,080
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 26 July 2021.

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 26 July 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 -4 2,000 £62,500 +5.93% 418
UK excluding London 0 1,196 £60,000 +20.00% 275
London -32 893 £75,000 +7.14% 171
North of England +6 414 £60,000 +20.00% 88
Work from Home -46 382 £70,000 +23.58% 76
South East -23 259 £62,500 +13.64% 56
North West +16 207 £60,000 +9.09% 51
South West +16 176 £51,000 +7.37% 32
Midlands -14 174 £50,000 +5.26% 41
Yorkshire -8 170 £60,000 +20.00% 24
West Midlands -2 142 £55,000 +18.92% 34
Scotland -18 93 £55,000 +15.79% 20
East of England -22 56 £55,000 +10.00% 24
North East +9 40 £56,000 +24.44% 13
East Midlands -47 32 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Wales -8 23 £36,673 -30.15% 10
Northern Ireland -35 14 £38,750 +29.17% 4

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 1,257 (56.12%) DevOps
2 1,134 (50.63%) AWS
3 1,092 (48.75%) Agile Software Development
4 1,026 (45.80%) Ansible
5 1,002 (44.73%) Azure
6 967 (43.17%) Python
7 964 (43.04%) Terraform
8 931 (41.56%) Linux
9 930 (41.52%) Docker
10 910 (40.63%) Kubernetes
11 878 (39.20%) Puppet
12 710 (31.70%) Jenkins
13 643 (28.71%) Infrastructure as Code
14 606 (27.05%) Opscode Chef
15 501 (22.37%) SQL
16 464 (20.71%) Bash Shell
17 439 (19.60%) Java
17 439 (19.60%) Social Skills
18 436 (19.46%) PowerShell
19 429 (19.15%) Problem-Solving
20 426 (19.02%) Windows
21 402 (17.95%) GCP
22 383 (17.10%) Continuous Integration
23 372 (16.61%) Software Engineering
24 370 (16.52%) Microsoft
25 358 (15.98%) Git (software)
26 349 (15.58%) Security Cleared
27 319 (14.24%) Finance
28 298 (13.30%) Go
29 285 (12.72%) JIRA

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
1 126 (5.63%) Confluence
2 88 (3.93%) Apache Spark
3 80 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
4 48 (2.14%) SharePoint
5 43 (1.92%) IIS
6 32 (1.43%) CMS
7 30 (1.34%) Apache
8 26 (1.16%) nginx
9 25 (1.12%) Tomcat
10 23 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 20 (0.89%) Apache Airflow
12 18 (0.80%) OpenStack
13 16 (0.71%) Gunicorn
14 14 (0.63%) WebLogic
15 13 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
16 12 (0.54%) WebSphere
17 11 (0.49%) MS Exchange
18 8 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
19 6 (0.27%) Apache Solr
19 6 (0.27%) JBoss
Applications
1 37 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.31%) Siemens NX
4 6 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.27%) Simulink
5 5 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.089%) Windchill
7 1 (0.045%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.045%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.045%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 8 (0.36%) Teamcenter
2 7 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.22%) Sentinel
5 4 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.13%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 2 (0.089%) Relativity
7 2 (0.089%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.089%) SAP PP
7 2 (0.089%) SAP PS
7 2 (0.089%) SAP QM
8 1 (0.045%) AlphaBridge
8 1 (0.045%) Alphatax
8 1 (0.045%) Farmplan
8 1 (0.045%) KEYPrime
8 1 (0.045%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.045%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.045%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 1,134 (50.63%) AWS
2 1,002 (44.73%) Azure
3 402 (17.95%) GCP
4 280 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
5 218 (9.73%) PaaS
6 186 (8.30%) SaaS
6 186 (8.30%) Serverless
7 170 (7.59%) IaaS
8 144 (6.43%) Pulumi
9 123 (5.49%) Amazon EKS
10 112 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
11 100 (4.46%) GitHub
12 93 (4.15%) Azure Active Directory
13 88 (3.93%) Datadog
14 82 (3.66%) IBM Cloud
15 78 (3.48%) Amazon EC2
15 78 (3.48%) OpenShift
16 77 (3.44%) Microsoft 365
17 74 (3.30%) Amazon ECS
18 70 (3.13%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 239 (10.67%) Firewall
2 124 (5.54%) VPN
3 122 (5.45%) DNS
4 108 (4.82%) TCP/IP
5 75 (3.35%) IPv4
6 74 (3.30%) VLAN
7 64 (2.86%) OSPF
8 57 (2.54%) SAN
9 53 (2.37%) DHCP
10 52 (2.32%) Internet
11 42 (1.88%) Broadband
12 40 (1.79%) SSL
13 39 (1.74%) AMQP
13 39 (1.74%) LAN
13 39 (1.74%) WAN
14 38 (1.70%) Network Security
15 33 (1.47%) HTTP
16 28 (1.25%) BGP
17 21 (0.94%) SD-WAN
18 20 (0.89%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (8.71%) PostgreSQL
1 195 (8.71%) SQL Server
2 186 (8.30%) MySQL
3 160 (7.14%) NoSQL
4 134 (5.98%) Big Data
5 120 (5.36%) Redis
6 115 (5.13%) Azure SQL Database
7 111 (4.96%) MongoDB
8 109 (4.87%) Hadoop
9 96 (4.29%) Relational Database
10 85 (3.79%) Amazon Athena
11 81 (3.62%) Amazon Redshift
12 77 (3.44%) MariaDB
13 76 (3.39%) Neo4j
14 68 (3.04%) Electronic Patient Records
15 42 (1.88%) Amazon RDS
16 41 (1.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 39 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
18 38 (1.70%) Apache Accumulo
19 37 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 710 (31.70%) Jenkins
2 358 (15.98%) Git (software)
3 285 (12.72%) JIRA
4 204 (9.11%) GitLab
5 197 (8.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 141 (6.29%) Subversion
7 112 (5.00%) Vagrant
8 96 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 94 (4.20%) TeamCity
10 73 (3.26%) Octopus Deploy
11 63 (2.81%) Visual Studio
12 56 (2.50%) Bitbucket
13 55 (2.46%) Maven
14 44 (1.96%) Selenium
15 42 (1.88%) Artifactory
16 38 (1.70%) MSI
16 38 (1.70%) WiX
17 37 (1.65%) Travis CI
18 33 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
19 29 (1.29%) Gradle
General
1 439 (19.60%) Social Skills
2 319 (14.24%) Finance
3 155 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
4 94 (4.20%) Public Sector
5 82 (3.66%) Retail
6 68 (3.04%) Banking
7 63 (2.81%) Marketing
8 62 (2.77%) Telecoms
9 47 (2.10%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 43 (1.92%) Electronics
11 42 (1.88%) Manufacturing
12 32 (1.43%) Presentation Skills
13 29 (1.29%) Law
14 26 (1.16%) Aerospace
15 21 (0.94%) French Language
15 21 (0.94%) Games
15 21 (0.94%) Retail Banking
16 17 (0.76%) Legal
16 17 (0.76%) Wearables
17 16 (0.71%) Billing
Job Titles
1 700 (31.25%) DevOps Engineer
2 239 (10.67%) AWS Engineer
3 222 (9.91%) Senior DevOps
4 211 (9.42%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 191 (8.53%) Developer
6 185 (8.26%) Platform Engineer
7 167 (7.46%) AWS DevOps
8 161 (7.19%) Architect
9 159 (7.10%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 154 (6.88%) Azure Engineer
11 146 (6.52%) Cloud Engineer
12 130 (5.80%) Linux Engineer
13 106 (4.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 95 (4.24%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 93 (4.15%) Data Engineer
16 86 (3.84%) Analyst
17 82 (3.66%) Systems Engineer
18 79 (3.53%) Azure DevOps
19 67 (2.99%) Software Engineer
20 60 (2.68%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (8.93%) Web Services
2 152 (6.79%) REST
3 128 (5.71%) .NET
4 127 (5.67%) Elastic Stack
5 112 (5.00%) Node.js
6 102 (4.55%) React
7 87 (3.88%) Spring
8 83 (3.71%) AngularJS
9 79 (3.53%) Spark Streaming
10 75 (3.35%) Kafka
10 75 (3.35%) RESTful
11 64 (2.86%) CSS
11 64 (2.86%) HTML
12 63 (2.81%) Vue.js
13 57 (2.54%) Spring Boot
14 55 (2.46%) RabbitMQ
15 51 (2.28%) JSON
16 47 (2.10%) ASP.NET Web API
17 44 (1.96%) HTML5 Canvas
18 40 (1.79%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 220 (9.82%) Public Cloud
2 123 (5.49%) Self-Motivation
3 117 (5.22%) Data Centre
4 109 (4.87%) Hybrid Cloud
5 94 (4.20%) Management Information System
6 80 (3.57%) Linux Command Line
7 72 (3.21%) Cloud Native
8 69 (3.08%) User Experience
9 68 (3.04%) Enterprise Cloud
10 65 (2.90%) CMDB
11 57 (2.54%) Virtual Team
12 46 (2.05%) Client/Server
13 42 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
14 41 (1.83%) Private Cloud
15 38 (1.70%) Web 2.0
16 31 (1.38%) Replication
17 29 (1.29%) Algorithms
18 27 (1.21%) Clustering
19 24 (1.07%) PKI
20 21 (0.94%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 931 (41.56%) Linux
2 426 (19.02%) Windows
3 193 (8.62%) Unix
4 177 (7.90%) Windows Server
5 159 (7.10%) CentOS
6 128 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 108 (4.82%) Ubuntu
8 58 (2.59%) Windows Server 2016
9 36 (1.61%) Debian
10 29 (1.29%) Mesosphere
11 27 (1.21%) Windows 10
12 21 (0.94%) Embedded Linux
13 19 (0.85%) Windows Server 2019
14 18 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
15 13 (0.58%) Android
16 12 (0.54%) Mac OS
17 8 (0.36%) VMS
18 7 (0.31%) Apple iOS
18 7 (0.31%) Mac OS X
18 7 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,257 (56.12%) DevOps
2 1,092 (48.75%) Agile Software Development
3 643 (28.71%) Infrastructure as Code
4 429 (19.15%) Problem-Solving
5 383 (17.10%) Continuous Integration
6 372 (16.61%) Software Engineering
7 277 (12.37%) Open Source
8 270 (12.05%) ITIL
9 265 (11.83%) Analytics
10 241 (10.76%) Scrum
10 241 (10.76%) SDLC
11 233 (10.40%) Test Automation
12 230 (10.27%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 222 (9.91%) Microservices
14 218 (9.73%) Deployment Automation
15 213 (9.51%) Mentoring
16 208 (9.29%) Data Science
17 203 (9.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 169 (7.54%) Project Management
19 162 (7.23%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 967 (43.17%) Python
2 501 (22.37%) SQL
3 464 (20.71%) Bash Shell
4 439 (19.60%) Java
5 436 (19.46%) PowerShell
6 298 (13.30%) Go
7 282 (12.59%) Ruby
8 273 (12.19%) JavaScript
9 235 (10.49%) C#
10 114 (5.09%) TypeScript
11 107 (4.78%) Perl
12 85 (3.79%) C++
13 75 (3.35%) PHP
14 73 (3.26%) Shell Script
15 72 (3.21%) C
15 72 (3.21%) Groovy
16 62 (2.77%) T-SQL
17 40 (1.79%) Java 8
18 24 (1.07%) Ada
18 24 (1.07%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 349 (15.58%) Security Cleared
2 266 (11.88%) SC Cleared
3 231 (10.31%) Degree
4 114 (5.09%) AWS Certification
5 55 (2.46%) RHCE
6 44 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 37 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
8 32 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
9 30 (1.34%) GIAC
10 29 (1.29%) DV Cleared
11 28 (1.25%) CCNA
11 28 (1.25%) RHCSA
12 22 (0.98%) MCSE
13 17 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
14 16 (0.71%) HND
14 16 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 11 (0.49%) Master's Degree
16 10 (0.45%) HNC
17 9 (0.40%) CISSP
17 9 (0.40%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (2.86%) SLA
2 59 (2.63%) Accessibility
3 56 (2.50%) QA
4 22 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (0.89%) GRC
6 9 (0.40%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.40%) GDPR
7 7 (0.31%) MISRA
8 6 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.27%) PMO
9 4 (0.18%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.13%) COBIT
10 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.089%) Def Stans
11 2 (0.089%) OpenSCAP
12 1 (0.045%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.045%) GxP
12 1 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 15288
12 1 (0.045%) NIST
System Software
1 930 (41.52%) Docker
2 211 (9.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 188 (8.39%) Active Directory
4 86 (3.84%) VMware ESXi
5 78 (3.48%) VirtualBox
6 39 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
7 35 (1.56%) Hyper-V
8 34 (1.52%) Firmware
9 26 (1.16%) KVM
10 24 (1.07%) iptables
11 22 (0.98%) vSphere
12 20 (0.89%) NFS
13 14 (0.63%) Ceph
14 11 (0.49%) VMware NSX
15 9 (0.40%) Xen
16 8 (0.36%) BitLocker
17 6 (0.27%) LXC
17 6 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
18 5 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
19 4 (0.18%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1,026 (45.80%) Ansible
2 964 (43.04%) Terraform
3 910 (40.63%) Kubernetes
4 878 (39.20%) Puppet
5 606 (27.05%) Opscode Chef
6 181 (8.08%) Prometheus
7 163 (7.28%) Docker Swarm
8 158 (7.05%) Grafana
9 77 (3.44%) Nagios
10 73 (3.26%) Salt
11 61 (2.72%) Packer
12 57 (2.54%) Consul
13 56 (2.50%) ZABBIX
14 50 (2.23%) CFEngine
15 49 (2.19%) Graphite
16 46 (2.05%) SCCM
17 33 (1.47%) Kibana
18 32 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
19 24 (1.07%) Automic
19 24 (1.07%) Istio
Vendors
1 370 (16.52%) Microsoft
2 279 (12.46%) VMware
3 225 (10.04%) Google
4 181 (8.08%) Oracle
5 143 (6.38%) SaltStack
6 131 (5.85%) Red Hat
7 124 (5.54%) IBM
8 92 (4.11%) Splunk
9 86 (3.84%) Cisco
10 83 (3.71%) Cloudera
10 83 (3.71%) Hortonworks
11 80 (3.57%) Informatica
12 77 (3.44%) New Relic
13 73 (3.26%) ServiceNow
13 73 (3.26%) Talend
14 53 (2.37%) SAP
15 37 (1.65%) Atlassian
16 34 (1.52%) Adobe
17 31 (1.38%) EMC
18 27 (1.21%) SolarWinds