Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
UK
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 161 186
Rank change year-on-year -1 +25 +18
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 3,333 3,981 3,559
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.10% 2.23% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 2.42% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2,544 3,078 2,881
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +7.32%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,750 £35,000
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 145,362 164,208 169,022
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.61% 91.89% 91.31%
Number of salaries quoted 114,777 130,654 140,219
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,625
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -

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 19 December 2018.

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 19 December 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 0 3,140 £57,500 - 565
UK excluding London +10 1,848 £52,500 +5.00% 419
London -36 1,408 £67,500 +3.85% 195
North of England +30 588 £52,500 +5.00% 102
South East 0 546 £55,000 +8.91% 100
North West +23 333 £55,000 +10.00% 56
Midlands +18 226 £50,000 - 68
Yorkshire +25 218 £53,963 +2.79% 38
South West +9 194 £45,000 - 60
East of England -14 156 £50,000 - 41
West Midlands +1 148 £50,000 +17.65% 48
Scotland -34 82 £45,000 -3.23% 28
North East +31 81 £55,000 +20.88% 8
East Midlands +29 78 £52,500 - 20
Wales +20 46 £52,500 +40.00% 19
Northern Ireland -4 13 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Channel Islands - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1,755 (52.66%) DevOps
2 1,655 (49.65%) Linux
3 1,479 (44.37%) Puppet
4 1,430 (42.90%) Amazon AWS
5 1,394 (41.82%) Ansible
6 1,367 (41.01%) Python
7 1,226 (36.78%) Agile Software Development
8 1,090 (32.70%) Opscode Chef
9 1,071 (32.13%) Docker
10 955 (28.65%) Jenkins
11 941 (28.23%) Microsoft Azure
12 895 (26.85%) Continuous Integration
13 818 (24.54%) Java
14 782 (23.46%) Windows
15 769 (23.07%) Kubernetes
16 715 (21.45%) Bash Shell
17 680 (20.40%) Terraform
18 630 (18.90%) Finance
19 618 (18.54%) Ruby
20 614 (18.42%) Git (software)
21 550 (16.50%) SQL
22 516 (15.48%) Microsoft
23 514 (15.42%) ITIL
24 476 (14.28%) Degree
25 465 (13.95%) Open Source
26 464 (13.92%) VMware
27 454 (13.62%) PowerShell
28 421 (12.63%) Problem-Solving
29 370 (11.10%) Google Cloud Platform
30 363 (10.89%) Red Hat

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
1 287 (8.61%) Apache
2 148 (4.44%) Tomcat
3 140 (4.20%) Elasticsearch
4 130 (3.90%) Apache Spark
4 130 (3.90%) IIS
5 109 (3.27%) OpenStack
6 95 (2.85%) SharePoint
7 94 (2.82%) Confluence
8 87 (2.61%) JBoss
9 73 (2.19%) nginx
10 64 (1.92%) WebLogic
11 52 (1.56%) WebSphere
12 44 (1.32%) MS Exchange
13 41 (1.23%) Apache Solr
14 36 (1.08%) CMS
15 32 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
16 28 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
17 24 (0.72%) CloudStack
18 20 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
19 17 (0.51%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 83 (2.49%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (0.45%) Autodesk Inventor
5 9 (0.27%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.18%) HipChat
8 6 (0.18%) Snapchat
9 3 (0.090%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.060%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.060%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.060%) Simulink
10 2 (0.060%) SPSS
10 2 (0.060%) Stateflow
10 2 (0.060%) TargetLink
11 1 (0.030%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 24 (0.72%) Distributed Ledger
2 19 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
3 17 (0.51%) SAP CO
3 17 (0.51%) SAP FI
3 17 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
4 15 (0.45%) SAP GTS
4 15 (0.45%) SAP HR
4 15 (0.45%) SAP MM
4 15 (0.45%) SAP PM
4 15 (0.45%) SAP PS
4 15 (0.45%) SAP R/3
5 14 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (0.21%) Magento
7 4 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.12%) SAP PLM
7 4 (0.12%) Workfront
8 3 (0.090%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.090%) SAP WM
9 2 (0.060%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.060%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1,430 (42.90%) Amazon AWS
2 941 (28.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 370 (11.10%) Google Cloud Platform
4 254 (7.62%) SaaS
5 198 (5.94%) Cloud Computing
6 194 (5.82%) AWS CloudFormation
7 167 (5.01%) Amazon EC2
8 160 (4.80%) GitHub
9 138 (4.14%) PaaS
10 131 (3.93%) IaaS
11 118 (3.54%) Serverless
12 107 (3.21%) Amazon S3
13 94 (2.82%) Office 365
14 84 (2.52%) AWS Lambda
15 75 (2.25%) OpenShift
16 64 (1.92%) Amazon EMR
17 57 (1.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 52 (1.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 51 (1.53%) Amazon ELB
20 43 (1.29%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 351 (10.53%) Firewall
2 270 (8.10%) DNS
3 174 (5.22%) Internet
4 172 (5.16%) TCP/IP
5 105 (3.15%) HTTP
5 105 (3.15%) VPN
6 96 (2.88%) WAN
7 82 (2.46%) LAN
7 82 (2.46%) SSL
8 77 (2.31%) DHCP
9 73 (2.19%) SAN
10 66 (1.98%) VLAN
11 48 (1.44%) Network Security
11 48 (1.44%) VoIP
12 42 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
13 39 (1.17%) iSCSI
14 30 (0.90%) MPLS
15 29 (0.87%) Wireless
16 28 (0.84%) BGP
17 26 (0.78%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 262 (7.86%) MySQL
2 261 (7.83%) SQL Server
3 243 (7.29%) NoSQL
4 201 (6.03%) Big Data
5 174 (5.22%) PostgreSQL
6 168 (5.04%) MongoDB
7 140 (4.20%) Hadoop
8 125 (3.75%) Relational Database
9 98 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
10 86 (2.58%) Apache Cassandra
11 69 (2.07%) Oracle Database
12 56 (1.68%) Amazon Redshift
13 49 (1.47%) MariaDB
14 44 (1.32%) RDBMS
15 43 (1.29%) Blockchain
16 41 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
17 40 (1.20%) Amazon Athena
17 40 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
18 39 (1.17%) Flink
19 37 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 955 (28.65%) Jenkins
2 614 (18.42%) Git (software)
3 272 (8.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 257 (7.71%) TeamCity
5 244 (7.32%) JIRA
6 241 (7.23%) Maven
6 241 (7.23%) Subversion
7 164 (4.92%) Octopus Deploy
8 162 (4.86%) Vagrant
9 118 (3.54%) Gradle
10 116 (3.48%) Selenium
11 113 (3.39%) Visual Studio Team System
12 98 (2.94%) Hudson
12 98 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
13 97 (2.91%) Ant
14 89 (2.67%) GitLab
15 72 (2.16%) Travis CI
16 67 (2.01%) Sonatype Nexus
17 60 (1.80%) Bitbucket
18 56 (1.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 630 (18.90%) Finance
2 190 (5.70%) Banking
3 102 (3.06%) Retail
4 77 (2.31%) Financial Institution
5 59 (1.77%) Telecoms
6 54 (1.62%) Law
7 50 (1.50%) Games
8 46 (1.38%) Investment Banking
9 43 (1.29%) Marketing
10 36 (1.08%) Legal
11 33 (0.99%) Manufacturing
12 32 (0.96%) Aerospace
13 27 (0.81%) Advertising
14 22 (0.66%) Back Office
15 19 (0.57%) Front Office
16 13 (0.39%) Electronics
16 13 (0.39%) Military
17 12 (0.36%) Automotive
18 9 (0.27%) Billing
18 9 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,080 (32.40%) DevOps Engineer
2 279 (8.37%) Developer
3 268 (8.04%) Linux Engineer
4 250 (7.50%) Administrator
5 232 (6.96%) Senior DevOps
6 231 (6.93%) AWS Engineer
7 217 (6.51%) Cloud Engineer
8 216 (6.48%) Analyst
9 201 (6.03%) Systems Administrator
10 197 (5.91%) AWS DevOps
11 186 (5.58%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 181 (5.43%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 168 (5.04%) Architect
13 168 (5.04%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 165 (4.95%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 154 (4.62%) Platform Engineer
16 153 (4.59%) Linux Administrator
17 143 (4.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 131 (3.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 125 (3.75%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 356 (10.68%) Web Services
2 301 (9.03%) .NET
3 173 (5.19%) Elastic Stack
4 149 (4.47%) Kafka
5 137 (4.11%) Node.js
6 129 (3.87%) JSON
7 118 (3.54%) LAMP
8 112 (3.36%) HTML
9 109 (3.27%) REST
10 101 (3.03%) CSS
11 92 (2.76%) XML
12 90 (2.70%) Spring
13 74 (2.22%) RESTful
14 68 (2.04%) AngularJS
15 65 (1.95%) React
16 59 (1.77%) Spark Streaming
17 55 (1.65%) RabbitMQ
18 52 (1.56%) J2EE
19 50 (1.50%) SOAP
20 43 (1.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 309 (9.27%) Data Centre
2 231 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
2 231 (6.93%) Public Cloud
3 193 (5.79%) Management Information System
4 131 (3.93%) Enterprise Software
5 126 (3.78%) Fintech
6 111 (3.33%) CMDB
7 103 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
8 89 (2.67%) Linux Command Line
9 64 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
10 61 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
11 60 (1.80%) Replication
12 59 (1.77%) User Experience
13 53 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 47 (1.41%) Clustering
15 43 (1.29%) Private Cloud
16 42 (1.26%) Cloud Native
17 40 (1.20%) Hedge funds
17 40 (1.20%) Mobile App
18 27 (0.81%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 1,655 (49.65%) Linux
2 782 (23.46%) Windows
3 360 (10.80%) Unix
4 295 (8.85%) CentOS
5 284 (8.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 282 (8.46%) Windows Server
7 190 (5.70%) Ubuntu
8 105 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 79 (2.37%) Debian
10 64 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 57 (1.71%) Windows 10
12 56 (1.68%) Windows 7
13 52 (1.56%) Android
14 48 (1.44%) Solaris
15 46 (1.38%) Apple iOS
16 41 (1.23%) Fedora
17 33 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
18 26 (0.78%) SUSE
19 22 (0.66%) Mesosphere
20 14 (0.42%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,755 (52.66%) DevOps
2 1,226 (36.78%) Agile Software Development
3 895 (26.85%) Continuous Integration
4 514 (15.42%) ITIL
5 465 (13.95%) Open Source
6 421 (12.63%) Problem-Solving
7 337 (10.11%) Software Engineering
8 334 (10.02%) Test Automation
9 320 (9.60%) Microservices
10 301 (9.03%) Continuous Delivery
11 296 (8.88%) Scrum
12 277 (8.31%) Deployment Automation
13 270 (8.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 246 (7.38%) Mentoring
15 237 (7.11%) Change Management
16 231 (6.93%) High Availability
16 231 (6.93%) TDD
17 225 (6.75%) Service Management
18 221 (6.63%) Computer Science
19 217 (6.51%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,367 (41.01%) Python
2 818 (24.54%) Java
3 715 (21.45%) Bash Shell
4 618 (18.54%) Ruby
5 550 (16.50%) SQL
6 454 (13.62%) PowerShell
7 352 (10.56%) Perl
8 292 (8.76%) JavaScript
9 268 (8.04%) C#
10 222 (6.66%) Go
11 172 (5.16%) Shell Script
12 171 (5.13%) PHP
13 145 (4.35%) C
14 128 (3.84%) C++
15 90 (2.70%) Scala
16 34 (1.02%) PL/SQL
17 32 (0.96%) R
18 27 (0.81%) Groovy
18 27 (0.81%) T-SQL
19 25 (0.75%) Korn
Qualifications
1 476 (14.28%) Degree
2 148 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 105 (3.15%) Computer Science Degree
4 102 (3.06%) AWS Certification
5 95 (2.85%) SC Cleared
6 77 (2.31%) RHCE
7 69 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
8 66 (1.98%) RHCSA
9 55 (1.65%) DV Cleared
9 55 (1.65%) Numerate Degree
10 50 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
11 45 (1.35%) CCNA
12 44 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
13 42 (1.26%) ISTQB
14 41 (1.23%) MCSE
15 38 (1.14%) CISSP
16 36 (1.08%) ISEB
17 33 (0.99%) MCSA
18 30 (0.90%) Master's Degree
19 21 (0.63%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (4.62%) QA
2 109 (3.27%) SLA
3 45 (1.35%) GDPR
4 37 (1.11%) PCI DSS
5 35 (1.05%) Data Quality
6 34 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 20 (0.60%) PMO
8 19 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
9 18 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 15 (0.45%) HIPAA
11 12 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 10 (0.30%) ISO 9001
13 7 (0.21%) DICOM
14 4 (0.12%) COBIT
14 4 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 4 (0.12%) ISO 26262
14 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 3 (0.090%) JTAG
16 2 (0.060%) Def Stans
16 2 (0.060%) RMADS
System Software
1 1,071 (32.13%) Docker
2 348 (10.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 323 (9.69%) Active Directory
4 184 (5.52%) Hyper-V
5 110 (3.30%) Virtual Machines
6 76 (2.28%) VMware ESXi
7 50 (1.50%) VirtualBox
8 42 (1.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 41 (1.23%) vSphere
10 35 (1.05%) Xen
11 30 (0.90%) LXC
12 19 (0.57%) KVM
13 17 (0.51%) HDFS
13 17 (0.51%) XenServer
14 16 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
15 13 (0.39%) Firmware
15 13 (0.39%) Gluster
15 13 (0.39%) NFS
16 12 (0.36%) GlusterFS
17 11 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1,479 (44.37%) Puppet
2 1,394 (41.82%) Ansible
3 1,090 (32.70%) Opscode Chef
4 769 (23.07%) Kubernetes
5 680 (20.40%) Terraform
6 241 (7.23%) Salt
7 239 (7.17%) Docker Swarm
8 212 (6.36%) Nagios
9 177 (5.31%) Packer
10 150 (4.50%) ZABBIX
11 133 (3.99%) Prometheus
12 126 (3.78%) Grafana
13 123 (3.69%) Consul
14 122 (3.66%) Graphite
15 72 (2.16%) SCCM
16 63 (1.89%) Opsview
17 61 (1.83%) Mesos
18 58 (1.74%) SCOM
19 55 (1.65%) Cobbler
20 43 (1.29%) Kibana
Vendors
1 516 (15.48%) Microsoft
2 464 (13.92%) VMware
3 363 (10.89%) Red Hat
4 344 (10.32%) Google
5 295 (8.85%) Oracle
6 191 (5.73%) Splunk
7 129 (3.87%) Cisco
8 125 (3.75%) Atlassian
9 72 (2.16%) IBM
10 69 (2.07%) Citrix
11 65 (1.95%) New Relic
11 65 (1.95%) Remedy
12 64 (1.92%) SAP
13 60 (1.80%) ServiceNow
14 55 (1.65%) SaltStack
15 54 (1.62%) HP
16 49 (1.47%) Hortonworks
17 48 (1.44%) Cloudera
18 43 (1.29%) CA Agile Central
19 39 (1.17%) EMC