Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
UK
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 178 199
Rank change year-on-year +19 +21 +14
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 3,720 3,376 3,504
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.16% 1.99% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 2.20% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2,902 2,599 2,756
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +9.38%
10th Percentile £35,750 £32,500 £33,625
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

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 156,628 153,326 180,680
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.84% 90.55% 89.98%
Number of salaries quoted 125,948 125,702 150,219
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +18 3,554 £57,500 +4.55% 560
UK excluding London +32 2,057 £50,000 +5.26% 369
London +4 1,615 £67,500 +5.17% 237
South East +28 625 £50,000 +5.26% 85
North of England +12 598 £47,500 -9.52% 74
North West -1 288 £46,250 -11.90% 40
Yorkshire +28 265 £47,500 -13.64% 29
South West +63 254 £45,000 - 47
Midlands +54 230 £50,000 +17.65% 63
East of England -28 227 £52,500 +10.53% 52
West Midlands +7 122 £55,000 +29.41% 33
East Midlands +65 107 £47,500 +5.56% 28
Scotland -13 91 £49,000 -2.00% 30
North East -2 45 £53,750 +57.39% 5
Wales +8 33 £45,000 -18.18% 13
Northern Ireland +3 2 £37,500 -31.82% 5

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 1,893 (50.89%) DevOps
2 1,752 (47.10%) Linux
3 1,525 (40.99%) Puppet
4 1,504 (40.43%) Python
5 1,479 (39.76%) Amazon AWS
6 1,350 (36.29%) Ansible
7 1,310 (35.22%) Agile Software Development
8 1,208 (32.47%) Opscode Chef
9 1,079 (29.01%) Continuous Integration
10 1,051 (28.25%) Jenkins
11 1,035 (27.82%) Windows
12 897 (24.11%) Docker
13 850 (22.85%) Microsoft Azure
14 805 (21.64%) Java
15 718 (19.30%) Finance
16 717 (19.27%) Bash Shell
17 703 (18.90%) Ruby
18 695 (18.68%) SQL
19 664 (17.85%) Microsoft
20 636 (17.10%) PowerShell
21 604 (16.24%) Terraform
22 602 (16.18%) Git (software)
23 559 (15.03%) Web Services
23 559 (15.03%) VMware
24 542 (14.57%) Software Engineering
25 528 (14.19%) ITIL
26 509 (13.68%) Problem-Solving
27 497 (13.36%) Kubernetes
28 496 (13.33%) Test Automation
29 460 (12.37%) Scrum

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
1 276 (7.42%) Apache
2 189 (5.08%) OpenStack
3 162 (4.35%) Tomcat
4 161 (4.33%) Elasticsearch
4 161 (4.33%) nginx
5 146 (3.92%) IIS
6 100 (2.69%) Apache Spark
7 92 (2.47%) Confluence
8 77 (2.07%) SharePoint
9 72 (1.94%) CloudStack
10 43 (1.16%) JBoss
11 41 (1.10%) CMS
12 38 (1.02%) Apache Solr
13 36 (0.97%) MS Exchange
14 35 (0.94%) WebSphere
15 33 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
16 31 (0.83%) WordPress
17 24 (0.65%) WebLogic
18 20 (0.54%) Jetty
18 20 (0.54%) MQSeries
Applications
1 86 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
2 59 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (0.56%) Autodesk Inventor
5 18 (0.48%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.40%) Simulink
7 14 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
8 10 (0.27%) Stateflow
9 7 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.13%) TargetLink
11 1 (0.027%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.027%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.027%) Avid Media Composer
11 1 (0.027%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.027%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 32 (0.86%) SAP MM
2 27 (0.73%) SAP PLM
3 25 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 24 (0.65%) SAP CO
4 24 (0.65%) SAP FI
4 24 (0.65%) SAP FI/CO
5 22 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
6 21 (0.56%) SAP GTS
6 21 (0.56%) SAP HR
6 21 (0.56%) SAP PM
6 21 (0.56%) SAP PS
6 21 (0.56%) SAP R/3
7 18 (0.48%) MetaTrader
8 16 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
9 15 (0.40%) Elite 3E
9 15 (0.40%) Workfront
10 11 (0.30%) SAP EHS
10 11 (0.30%) SAP VC
11 9 (0.24%) SAP ERP
12 8 (0.22%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 1,479 (39.76%) Amazon AWS
2 850 (22.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 236 (6.34%) AWS CloudFormation
4 231 (6.21%) Google Cloud Platform
5 163 (4.38%) SaaS
6 157 (4.22%) Amazon EC2
7 154 (4.14%) Serverless
8 138 (3.71%) IaaS
9 107 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
9 107 (2.88%) PaaS
10 106 (2.85%) GitHub
11 98 (2.63%) Amazon S3
12 96 (2.58%) AWS Lambda
13 76 (2.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 69 (1.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 65 (1.75%) Amazon ELB
16 62 (1.67%) Office 365
17 53 (1.42%) IBM Cloud
18 46 (1.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
19 44 (1.18%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 379 (10.19%) Firewall
2 338 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 310 (8.33%) DNS
4 171 (4.60%) VPN
5 165 (4.44%) Internet
6 143 (3.84%) WAN
7 142 (3.82%) HTTP
8 140 (3.76%) LAN
9 93 (2.50%) SSL
10 70 (1.88%) SAN
11 65 (1.75%) Network Security
12 62 (1.67%) VoIP
13 57 (1.53%) SMTP
14 55 (1.48%) VLAN
15 51 (1.37%) BGP
16 50 (1.34%) Ethernet
17 44 (1.18%) OSPF
18 43 (1.16%) MPLS
19 42 (1.13%) DHCP
20 40 (1.08%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 367 (9.87%) SQL Server
2 353 (9.49%) MySQL
3 218 (5.86%) NoSQL
4 213 (5.73%) Big Data
5 191 (5.13%) MongoDB
6 190 (5.11%) PostgreSQL
7 126 (3.39%) Hadoop
8 114 (3.06%) Relational Database
9 99 (2.66%) Apache Cassandra
10 90 (2.42%) Redis
11 86 (2.31%) Amazon RDS
12 75 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 68 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 60 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
15 49 (1.32%) Oracle Database
15 49 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
16 48 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
16 48 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 46 (1.24%) Data Lake
18 41 (1.10%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1,051 (28.25%) Jenkins
2 602 (16.18%) Git (software)
3 299 (8.04%) JIRA
4 262 (7.04%) TeamCity
5 261 (7.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 190 (5.11%) Vagrant
7 180 (4.84%) Selenium
8 176 (4.73%) Subversion
9 146 (3.92%) Octopus Deploy
10 137 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
11 117 (3.15%) MSBuild
12 112 (3.01%) Maven
13 94 (2.53%) Visual Studio Team System
14 87 (2.34%) Visual Studio
15 83 (2.23%) Hudson
16 69 (1.85%) Bitbucket
16 69 (1.85%) Cucumber
17 68 (1.83%) GitLab
18 57 (1.53%) Sonatype Nexus
18 57 (1.53%) WebDriver
General
1 718 (19.30%) Finance
2 198 (5.32%) Retail
3 175 (4.70%) Banking
4 122 (3.28%) Telecoms
5 68 (1.83%) Publishing
6 59 (1.59%) Aerospace
7 56 (1.51%) Games
8 54 (1.45%) Front Office
9 52 (1.40%) Legal
10 46 (1.24%) Law
10 46 (1.24%) Manufacturing
11 38 (1.02%) Military
12 36 (0.97%) Electronics
13 34 (0.91%) Billing
13 34 (0.91%) Investment Banking
14 30 (0.81%) Marketing
15 28 (0.75%) Automotive
16 26 (0.70%) Back Office
17 22 (0.59%) Advertising
18 16 (0.43%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,170 (31.45%) DevOps Engineer
2 340 (9.14%) Developer
3 316 (8.49%) AWS Engineer
4 315 (8.47%) Linux Engineer
5 298 (8.01%) AWS DevOps
6 252 (6.77%) Administrator
7 248 (6.67%) Architect
8 244 (6.56%) Cloud Engineer
9 239 (6.42%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 233 (6.26%) Analyst
11 225 (6.05%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 198 (5.32%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 198 (5.32%) Senior DevOps
13 179 (4.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 146 (3.92%) Platform Engineer
15 144 (3.87%) Software Engineer
15 144 (3.87%) Systems Administrator
16 136 (3.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 133 (3.58%) Systems Engineer
18 130 (3.49%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 559 (15.03%) Web Services
2 363 (9.76%) .NET
3 205 (5.51%) Node.js
4 181 (4.87%) REST
5 152 (4.09%) Middleware
6 145 (3.90%) JSON
7 142 (3.82%) LAMP
8 141 (3.79%) HTML
9 132 (3.55%) XML
10 116 (3.12%) CSS
11 110 (2.96%) J2EE
12 108 (2.90%) Elastic Stack
13 99 (2.66%) AngularJS
13 99 (2.66%) Kafka
13 99 (2.66%) RESTful
14 97 (2.61%) SOAP
15 94 (2.53%) ASP.NET
16 80 (2.15%) RabbitMQ
16 80 (2.15%) React
17 73 (1.96%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 326 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
2 263 (7.07%) Public Cloud
3 229 (6.16%) Data Centre
4 202 (5.43%) Computer Science
5 187 (5.03%) Management Information System
6 133 (3.58%) Enterprise Software
7 131 (3.52%) Fintech
8 97 (2.61%) CMDB
9 89 (2.39%) Replication
10 81 (2.18%) Clustering
10 81 (2.18%) Private Cloud
11 78 (2.10%) Linux Command Line
12 76 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
13 75 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
14 74 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
15 67 (1.80%) Hedge funds
16 61 (1.64%) User Experience
17 51 (1.37%) Algorithms
18 49 (1.32%) Online Banking
19 36 (0.97%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 1,752 (47.10%) Linux
2 1,035 (27.82%) Windows
3 373 (10.03%) Unix
4 276 (7.42%) Windows Server
5 260 (6.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 237 (6.37%) CentOS
7 121 (3.25%) Ubuntu
8 102 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 93 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 89 (2.39%) Debian
11 42 (1.13%) VMS
12 31 (0.83%) Apple iOS
12 31 (0.83%) CoreOS
13 26 (0.70%) Windows 10
14 25 (0.67%) Solaris
15 22 (0.59%) Android
16 21 (0.56%) Windows 7
17 18 (0.48%) AIX
17 18 (0.48%) Mac OS X
18 16 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,893 (50.89%) DevOps
2 1,310 (35.22%) Agile Software Development
3 1,079 (29.01%) Continuous Integration
4 542 (14.57%) Software Engineering
5 528 (14.19%) ITIL
6 509 (13.68%) Problem-Solving
7 496 (13.33%) Test Automation
8 460 (12.37%) Scrum
9 431 (11.59%) Open Source
10 422 (11.34%) Deployment Automation
11 373 (10.03%) Microservices
12 304 (8.17%) Continuous Delivery
13 302 (8.12%) Change Management
14 280 (7.53%) TDD
15 275 (7.39%) Service Management
16 274 (7.37%) SDLC
17 267 (7.18%) Mentoring
18 246 (6.61%) Continuous Improvement
19 232 (6.24%) High Availability
20 194 (5.22%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 1,504 (40.43%) Python
2 805 (21.64%) Java
3 717 (19.27%) Bash Shell
4 703 (18.90%) Ruby
5 695 (18.68%) SQL
6 636 (17.10%) PowerShell
7 458 (12.31%) Perl
8 380 (10.22%) C#
9 365 (9.81%) JavaScript
10 244 (6.56%) Shell Script
11 235 (6.32%) PHP
12 204 (5.48%) C
13 192 (5.16%) C++
14 153 (4.11%) Go
15 60 (1.61%) R
16 58 (1.56%) Groovy
17 55 (1.48%) T-SQL
18 49 (1.32%) Scala
19 37 (0.99%) PL/SQL
20 34 (0.91%) VB
Qualifications
1 446 (11.99%) Degree
2 193 (5.19%) Security Cleared
3 108 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 106 (2.85%) SC Cleared
5 104 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
6 92 (2.47%) MCSE
7 89 (2.39%) AWS Certification
8 76 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
9 61 (1.64%) DV Cleared
10 55 (1.48%) ISTQB
11 53 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
12 52 (1.40%) CCNA
13 51 (1.37%) RHCE
14 50 (1.34%) MCSA
15 45 (1.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 38 (1.02%) Master's Degree
17 33 (0.89%) RHCSA
18 32 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
19 30 (0.81%) CISSP
20 25 (0.67%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 238 (6.40%) QA
2 97 (2.61%) SLA
3 92 (2.47%) GCP
4 86 (2.31%) PCI DSS
5 68 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 34 (0.91%) PMO
7 30 (0.81%) GDPR
8 21 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 21 (0.56%) MISRA
9 20 (0.54%) ISO 9001
10 18 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 17 (0.46%) Data Quality
12 9 (0.24%) DO-178B
13 8 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
13 8 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 19770
14 6 (0.16%) TickIT
15 5 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
15 5 (0.13%) Def Stans
15 5 (0.13%) HAZOP
15 5 (0.13%) P3O
System Software
1 897 (24.11%) Docker
2 439 (11.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 283 (7.61%) Active Directory
4 147 (3.95%) Virtual Machines
5 128 (3.44%) Hyper-V
6 108 (2.90%) vSphere
7 73 (1.96%) KVM
8 55 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
9 53 (1.42%) VirtualBox
10 39 (1.05%) Varnish
11 34 (0.91%) Xen
12 31 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
13 30 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
14 29 (0.78%) XenServer
15 26 (0.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 22 (0.59%) iptables
17 21 (0.56%) Firmware
18 20 (0.54%) Apache Flume
19 19 (0.51%) HDFS
20 18 (0.48%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1,525 (40.99%) Puppet
2 1,350 (36.29%) Ansible
3 1,208 (32.47%) Opscode Chef
4 604 (16.24%) Terraform
5 497 (13.36%) Kubernetes
6 211 (5.67%) Salt
7 207 (5.56%) Nagios
8 141 (3.79%) Packer
9 101 (2.72%) Docker Swarm
10 95 (2.55%) logstash
11 94 (2.53%) Kibana
12 92 (2.47%) ZABBIX
13 79 (2.12%) SCCM
14 66 (1.77%) Grafana
15 55 (1.48%) Rancher
16 54 (1.45%) HAProxy
17 53 (1.42%) Graphite
18 51 (1.37%) Cobbler
19 48 (1.29%) Cacti
20 47 (1.26%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 664 (17.85%) Microsoft
2 559 (15.03%) VMware
3 390 (10.48%) Oracle
4 279 (7.50%) Red Hat
5 248 (6.67%) Google
6 206 (5.54%) Cisco
7 155 (4.17%) Splunk
8 114 (3.06%) SAP
9 111 (2.98%) SaltStack
10 98 (2.63%) Citrix
10 98 (2.63%) IBM
11 96 (2.58%) New Relic
12 90 (2.42%) ServiceNow
13 67 (1.80%) F5
14 61 (1.64%) Atlassian
15 60 (1.61%) BMC
15 60 (1.61%) HP
16 52 (1.40%) Capita
17 51 (1.37%) Cloudera
18 50 (1.34%) SolarWinds