Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 169 185
Rank change year-on-year +6 +16 +18
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 3,384 3,738 3,481
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.06% 2.15% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 2.35% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2,586 2,767 2,840
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £33,975
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 149,810 159,174 173,018
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.02% 91.57% 90.85%
Number of salaries quoted 119,232 125,620 144,140
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +11 3,191 £57,500 +3.14% 580
UK excluding London +15 1,870 £50,000 - 423
London -32 1,452 £67,500 +3.85% 200
North of England +38 594 £50,000 - 118
South East +6 544 £52,500 - 90
North West +22 327 £52,500 +5.00% 53
Yorkshire +51 231 £52,500 -4.55% 48
Midlands +6 209 £49,000 +15.29% 55
South West +24 193 £46,000 -8.00% 66
East of England +2 179 £48,000 -4.00% 51
West Midlands -28 126 £55,000 +29.41% 38
Scotland -17 102 £45,000 -2.17% 34
East Midlands +37 83 £46,250 -11.90% 17
North East +23 74 £55,000 +32.05% 17
Wales +12 50 £50,000 +33.33% 7
Northern Ireland +10 6 £52,500 +31.25% 2
Channel Islands - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 1,746 (51.60%) DevOps
2 1,653 (48.85%) Linux
3 1,537 (45.42%) Puppet
4 1,461 (43.17%) Amazon AWS
5 1,393 (41.16%) Ansible
6 1,391 (41.11%) Python
7 1,236 (36.52%) Agile Software Development
8 1,209 (35.73%) Opscode Chef
9 1,070 (31.62%) Docker
10 991 (29.28%) Jenkins
11 972 (28.72%) Continuous Integration
12 948 (28.01%) Microsoft Azure
13 805 (23.79%) Windows
14 754 (22.28%) Java
15 728 (21.51%) Kubernetes
16 709 (20.95%) Bash Shell
17 676 (19.98%) Ruby
18 659 (19.47%) Terraform
19 646 (19.09%) Finance
20 575 (16.99%) SQL
21 570 (16.84%) Git (software)
22 551 (16.28%) Microsoft
23 531 (15.69%) ITIL
24 483 (14.27%) VMware
25 463 (13.68%) PowerShell
26 445 (13.15%) Degree
27 440 (13.00%) Open Source
28 396 (11.70%) Software Engineering
29 387 (11.44%) Unix
30 383 (11.32%) Problem-Solving

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
1 217 (6.41%) Apache
2 162 (4.79%) OpenStack
3 153 (4.52%) Tomcat
4 145 (4.28%) Elasticsearch
5 104 (3.07%) Apache Spark
6 98 (2.90%) IIS
7 93 (2.75%) Confluence
7 93 (2.75%) SharePoint
8 76 (2.25%) JBoss
9 69 (2.04%) WebLogic
10 60 (1.77%) CloudStack
11 58 (1.71%) WebSphere
12 57 (1.68%) nginx
13 40 (1.18%) Apache Solr
14 39 (1.15%) MS Exchange
15 38 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
16 31 (0.92%) CMS
17 26 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
18 24 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
19 21 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 90 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
2 61 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 52 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
4 15 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.24%) Simulink
6 7 (0.21%) Stateflow
6 7 (0.21%) TargetLink
7 6 (0.18%) HipChat
8 5 (0.15%) Autodesk Inventor
8 5 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.030%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.030%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.030%) Avid Media Composer
9 1 (0.030%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 20 (0.59%) Distributed Ledger
2 17 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 17 (0.50%) SAP MM
3 13 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.33%) SAP ERP
5 7 (0.21%) assyst
5 7 (0.21%) Magento
5 7 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.21%) Sentinel
6 6 (0.18%) SAP PLM
6 6 (0.18%) SAP WM
7 5 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.15%) SAP CO
7 5 (0.15%) SAP FI
7 5 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (0.15%) SAP GTS
7 5 (0.15%) SAP HR
7 5 (0.15%) SAP PM
7 5 (0.15%) SAP PS
7 5 (0.15%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1,461 (43.17%) Amazon AWS
2 948 (28.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 359 (10.61%) Google Cloud Platform
4 213 (6.29%) AWS CloudFormation
5 190 (5.61%) SaaS
6 158 (4.67%) Serverless
7 143 (4.23%) Amazon EC2
8 141 (4.17%) GitHub
8 141 (4.17%) PaaS
9 136 (4.02%) Cloud Computing
10 123 (3.63%) IaaS
11 111 (3.28%) Amazon S3
12 95 (2.81%) AWS Lambda
13 92 (2.72%) Office 365
14 91 (2.69%) OpenShift
15 71 (2.10%) IBM Cloud
16 62 (1.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 56 (1.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 53 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
19 46 (1.36%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 358 (10.58%) Firewall
2 238 (7.03%) DNS
3 203 (6.00%) TCP/IP
4 163 (4.82%) Internet
5 136 (4.02%) VPN
6 122 (3.61%) WAN
7 114 (3.37%) LAN
8 106 (3.13%) HTTP
9 80 (2.36%) SSL
10 68 (2.01%) DHCP
11 64 (1.89%) SAN
12 51 (1.51%) Network Security
13 49 (1.45%) VoIP
14 46 (1.36%) VLAN
15 44 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
16 38 (1.12%) BGP
17 37 (1.09%) Wireless
18 34 (1.00%) Intrusion Detection
18 34 (1.00%) MPLS
19 30 (0.89%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (8.04%) SQL Server
2 259 (7.65%) MySQL
3 197 (5.82%) Big Data
4 194 (5.73%) NoSQL
5 138 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
6 129 (3.81%) MongoDB
7 115 (3.40%) Hadoop
8 103 (3.04%) Relational Database
9 102 (3.01%) Amazon RDS
10 82 (2.42%) Apache Cassandra
11 71 (2.10%) Oracle Database
12 52 (1.54%) Apache Hive
13 45 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
14 44 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
15 39 (1.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 39 (1.15%) Redis
16 38 (1.12%) Amazon Redshift
16 38 (1.12%) MariaDB
17 36 (1.06%) RDBMS
17 36 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 991 (29.28%) Jenkins
2 570 (16.84%) Git (software)
3 295 (8.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 247 (7.30%) JIRA
5 236 (6.97%) Subversion
6 231 (6.83%) TeamCity
7 202 (5.97%) Maven
7 202 (5.97%) Vagrant
8 143 (4.23%) Octopus Deploy
9 113 (3.34%) Selenium
10 103 (3.04%) Hudson
11 84 (2.48%) GitLab
12 82 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
13 81 (2.39%) Sonatype Nexus
13 81 (2.39%) Visual Studio Team System
14 75 (2.22%) Bitbucket
15 74 (2.19%) Gradle
16 68 (2.01%) Ant
16 68 (2.01%) Travis CI
17 56 (1.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 646 (19.09%) Finance
2 184 (5.44%) Banking
3 164 (4.85%) Retail
4 72 (2.13%) Telecoms
5 57 (1.68%) Games
6 56 (1.65%) Law
7 51 (1.51%) Financial Institution
8 50 (1.48%) Legal
9 47 (1.39%) Investment Banking
10 42 (1.24%) Front Office
11 41 (1.21%) Back Office
12 35 (1.03%) Manufacturing
13 34 (1.00%) Marketing
14 22 (0.65%) Publishing
15 18 (0.53%) Automotive
16 16 (0.47%) Military
17 15 (0.44%) Aerospace
18 14 (0.41%) Advertising
18 14 (0.41%) Billing
18 14 (0.41%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,081 (31.94%) DevOps Engineer
2 315 (9.31%) Developer
3 283 (8.36%) Linux Engineer
4 267 (7.89%) Administrator
5 246 (7.27%) AWS Engineer
6 230 (6.80%) Senior DevOps
7 229 (6.77%) Cloud Engineer
8 218 (6.44%) Analyst
8 218 (6.44%) AWS DevOps
9 194 (5.73%) Architect
10 185 (5.47%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 185 (5.47%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 178 (5.26%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 178 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
12 171 (5.05%) Platform Engineer
13 166 (4.91%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 145 (4.28%) Linux Administrator
15 135 (3.99%) Systems Engineer
16 131 (3.87%) Lead DevOps
17 126 (3.72%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 368 (10.87%) Web Services
2 273 (8.07%) .NET
3 180 (5.32%) Node.js
4 135 (3.99%) REST
5 134 (3.96%) Elastic Stack
6 133 (3.93%) HTML
7 128 (3.78%) JSON
8 118 (3.49%) LAMP
9 116 (3.43%) CSS
10 107 (3.16%) Kafka
11 101 (2.98%) XML
12 97 (2.87%) Spring
13 82 (2.42%) J2EE
13 82 (2.42%) SOAP
14 77 (2.28%) AngularJS
14 77 (2.28%) React
15 70 (2.07%) RESTful
16 58 (1.71%) Middleware
17 57 (1.68%) RabbitMQ
18 48 (1.42%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 293 (8.66%) Data Centre
2 260 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
3 224 (6.62%) Public Cloud
4 218 (6.44%) Computer Science
5 195 (5.76%) Management Information System
6 166 (4.91%) Enterprise Software
7 137 (4.05%) Fintech
8 133 (3.93%) CMDB
9 97 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
10 90 (2.66%) Linux Command Line
11 74 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
12 66 (1.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 62 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
14 58 (1.71%) Replication
15 57 (1.68%) Hedge funds
16 56 (1.65%) User Experience
17 53 (1.57%) Clustering
18 51 (1.51%) Private Cloud
19 49 (1.45%) Cloud Native
20 40 (1.18%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 1,653 (48.85%) Linux
2 805 (23.79%) Windows
3 387 (11.44%) Unix
4 262 (7.74%) CentOS
4 262 (7.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 258 (7.62%) Windows Server
6 164 (4.85%) Ubuntu
7 124 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 74 (2.19%) Debian
9 72 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
10 49 (1.45%) Solaris
11 41 (1.21%) Windows 7
12 40 (1.18%) Android
12 40 (1.18%) Windows 10
13 38 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
14 35 (1.03%) Apple iOS
15 33 (0.98%) Fedora
16 20 (0.59%) VMS
17 18 (0.53%) DC/OS
18 16 (0.47%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,746 (51.60%) DevOps
2 1,236 (36.52%) Agile Software Development
3 972 (28.72%) Continuous Integration
4 531 (15.69%) ITIL
5 440 (13.00%) Open Source
6 396 (11.70%) Software Engineering
7 383 (11.32%) Problem-Solving
8 361 (10.67%) Scrum
9 359 (10.61%) Test Automation
10 357 (10.55%) Deployment Automation
11 350 (10.34%) Microservices
12 312 (9.22%) Continuous Delivery
13 261 (7.71%) TDD
14 258 (7.62%) High Availability
15 240 (7.09%) Service Management
16 238 (7.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 237 (7.00%) Change Management
18 234 (6.91%) Mentoring
19 214 (6.32%) Continuous Improvement
20 188 (5.56%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1,391 (41.11%) Python
2 754 (22.28%) Java
3 709 (20.95%) Bash Shell
4 676 (19.98%) Ruby
5 575 (16.99%) SQL
6 463 (13.68%) PowerShell
7 346 (10.22%) Perl
8 299 (8.84%) JavaScript
9 263 (7.77%) Go
10 262 (7.74%) C#
11 208 (6.15%) Shell Script
12 169 (4.99%) PHP
13 149 (4.40%) C
14 108 (3.19%) C++
15 66 (1.95%) Scala
16 53 (1.57%) R
17 39 (1.15%) Korn
18 33 (0.98%) Groovy
19 28 (0.83%) Bourne shell
20 27 (0.80%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 445 (13.15%) Degree
2 161 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 92 (2.72%) AWS Certification
4 82 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 79 (2.33%) SC Cleared
6 77 (2.28%) RHCE
7 69 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
8 65 (1.92%) RHCSA
9 62 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
10 59 (1.74%) MCSE
11 53 (1.57%) DV Cleared
12 52 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
13 50 (1.48%) CISSP
14 47 (1.39%) Master's Degree
15 43 (1.27%) CCNA
16 41 (1.21%) MCSA
17 33 (0.98%) Numerate Degree
18 27 (0.80%) ISTQB
19 26 (0.77%) MCP
20 22 (0.65%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (4.93%) QA
2 128 (3.78%) SLA
3 51 (1.51%) PCI DSS
4 47 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 38 (1.12%) GDPR
6 35 (1.03%) Data Quality
7 26 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 24 (0.71%) PMO
9 20 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 17 (0.50%) ISO 9001
11 10 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
12 8 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 19770
13 7 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 7 (0.21%) DICOM
13 7 (0.21%) HAZOP
14 6 (0.18%) COBIT
15 5 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
15 5 (0.15%) DO-178B
16 3 (0.089%) HIPAA
16 3 (0.089%) MISRA
System Software
1 1,070 (31.62%) Docker
2 350 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 293 (8.66%) Active Directory
4 151 (4.46%) Hyper-V
5 120 (3.55%) Virtual Machines
6 89 (2.63%) vSphere
7 72 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
8 71 (2.10%) VirtualBox
9 63 (1.86%) Xen
10 45 (1.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 39 (1.15%) KVM
12 37 (1.09%) XenServer
13 29 (0.86%) HDFS
14 21 (0.62%) LXC
14 21 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
15 19 (0.56%) Firmware
16 18 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
17 17 (0.50%) Apache Flume
18 15 (0.44%) NFS
19 13 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1,537 (45.42%) Puppet
2 1,393 (41.16%) Ansible
3 1,209 (35.73%) Opscode Chef
4 728 (21.51%) Kubernetes
5 659 (19.47%) Terraform
6 289 (8.54%) Salt
7 241 (7.12%) Docker Swarm
8 186 (5.50%) Nagios
9 173 (5.11%) Packer
10 159 (4.70%) ZABBIX
11 116 (3.43%) Graphite
12 115 (3.40%) Consul
13 113 (3.34%) Grafana
14 89 (2.63%) Prometheus
15 88 (2.60%) SCCM
16 73 (2.16%) Cobbler
17 67 (1.98%) Opsview
18 58 (1.71%) Mesos
19 56 (1.65%) Kibana
20 48 (1.42%) Rancher
Vendors
1 551 (16.28%) Microsoft
2 483 (14.27%) VMware
3 365 (10.79%) Red Hat
4 350 (10.34%) Google
5 307 (9.07%) Oracle
6 144 (4.26%) Cisco
6 144 (4.26%) Splunk
7 111 (3.28%) IBM
8 106 (3.13%) ServiceNow
9 96 (2.84%) Atlassian
10 86 (2.54%) SAP
11 72 (2.13%) Citrix
12 71 (2.10%) New Relic
13 65 (1.92%) SaltStack
14 56 (1.65%) Hortonworks
14 56 (1.65%) SolarWinds
15 54 (1.60%) Remedy
16 47 (1.39%) Cloudera
17 35 (1.03%) EMC
18 34 (1.00%) EnterpriseDB