Period
to 29 March 2020

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 29 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
UK
6 months to
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 183 159 163
Rank change year-on-year -24 +4 +7
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 2,228 3,352 3,830
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.88% 2.25% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 2.44% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1,685 2,693 3,137
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £35,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £51,625 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.69% +3.25% +5.26%

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 109,130 137,649 162,347
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.92% 92.23% 92.18%
Number of salaries quoted 86,484 108,399 132,335
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 29 March 2020.

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 29 March 2020. 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 -27 2,089 £60,000 +4.35% 430
UK excluding London -29 1,233 £52,500 +1.69% 320
London -26 952 £70,000 +3.70% 157
South East -9 430 £60,000 +6.01% 81
North of England -4 346 £52,500 -0.80% 80
North West -14 164 £52,500 -4.55% 42
Midlands -33 151 £53,750 +22.16% 48
Yorkshire +37 150 £55,000 +10.00% 28
South West -35 128 £50,000 +8.70% 38
Work from Home -33 105 £65,000 +23.81% 16
West Midlands -36 102 £51,250 +17.82% 31
East of England -12 75 £52,750 +5.50% 28
Scotland +20 57 £45,000 -3.74% 40
East Midlands +13 49 £55,000 +2.33% 17
Northern Ireland +35 32 £32,000 -62.35% 2
North East -7 32 £40,000 -23.23% 10
Wales -28 22 £50,000 +11.11% 5

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, 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 1,065 (47.80%) DevOps
2 939 (42.15%) Python
3 931 (41.79%) Linux
4 893 (40.08%) Ansible
5 882 (39.59%) AWS
6 801 (35.95%) Agile Software Development
7 774 (34.74%) Docker
8 747 (33.53%) Azure
9 696 (31.24%) Kubernetes
10 677 (30.39%) Terraform
11 672 (30.16%) Puppet
12 579 (25.99%) Windows
13 550 (24.69%) Jenkins
14 495 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
15 487 (21.86%) Bash Shell
16 459 (20.60%) Opscode Chef
17 439 (19.70%) Java
18 427 (19.17%) Git (software)
19 421 (18.90%) Finance
20 407 (18.27%) SQL
21 347 (15.57%) Infrastructure as Code
22 340 (15.26%) Microsoft
23 336 (15.08%) PowerShell
24 289 (12.97%) Software Engineering
25 287 (12.88%) GCP
26 268 (12.03%) VMware
27 267 (11.98%) Ruby
28 265 (11.89%) Test Automation
29 262 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
30 259 (11.62%) Unix

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 89 (3.99%) Apache Spark
2 87 (3.90%) Confluence
3 68 (3.05%) IIS
4 62 (2.78%) Apache
4 62 (2.78%) SharePoint
5 59 (2.65%) Tomcat
6 38 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
7 36 (1.62%) OpenStack
8 31 (1.39%) JBoss
9 24 (1.08%) nginx
10 20 (0.90%) CMS
10 20 (0.90%) WebLogic
11 19 (0.85%) MS Exchange
12 17 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 14 (0.63%) WebSphere
14 12 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
15 7 (0.31%) Apache Solr
15 7 (0.31%) Skype for Business
16 6 (0.27%) ThingWorx
17 5 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 41 (1.84%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.58%) Simulink
5 7 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.31%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.045%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.045%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 13 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
2 11 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
4 8 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.31%) R3 Corda
6 4 (0.18%) assyst
7 3 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.13%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.090%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.090%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.045%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.045%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.045%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.045%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.045%) SAP IS-U
9 1 (0.045%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.045%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.045%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 882 (39.59%) AWS
2 747 (33.53%) Azure
3 287 (12.88%) GCP
4 158 (7.09%) AWS CloudFormation
5 134 (6.01%) SaaS
6 127 (5.70%) Serverless
7 126 (5.66%) PaaS
8 115 (5.16%) IaaS
9 100 (4.49%) Office 365
10 77 (3.46%) Amazon EC2
11 68 (3.05%) AWS Lambda
12 67 (3.01%) Azure Active Directory
12 67 (3.01%) GitHub
13 63 (2.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 63 (2.83%) Amazon S3
14 58 (2.60%) OpenShift
15 55 (2.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 52 (2.33%) Amazon ECS
17 45 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
18 40 (1.80%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 214 (9.61%) Firewall
2 174 (7.81%) DNS
3 169 (7.59%) TCP/IP
4 97 (4.35%) Internet
5 96 (4.31%) WAN
6 94 (4.22%) LAN
7 82 (3.68%) VPN
8 68 (3.05%) SAN
9 63 (2.83%) DHCP
10 61 (2.74%) HTTP
11 49 (2.20%) SSH
12 46 (2.06%) MPLS
13 45 (2.02%) BGP
13 45 (2.02%) SSL
14 44 (1.97%) SMTP
15 41 (1.84%) VLAN
16 35 (1.57%) Intranet
17 34 (1.53%) Network Security
18 33 (1.48%) Wireless
19 27 (1.21%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (8.26%) SQL Server
2 132 (5.92%) Big Data
3 120 (5.39%) MySQL
4 118 (5.30%) NoSQL
5 101 (4.53%) Hadoop
6 79 (3.55%) PostgreSQL
7 63 (2.83%) Amazon RDS
8 59 (2.65%) Relational Database
9 50 (2.24%) Neo4j
10 42 (1.89%) Amazon Redshift
11 40 (1.80%) MongoDB
12 36 (1.62%) Amazon Athena
13 29 (1.30%) Oracle Database
14 25 (1.12%) Redis
15 23 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 20 (0.90%) RDBMS
17 19 (0.85%) Blockchain
18 18 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
19 17 (0.76%) Electronic Patient Records
19 17 (0.76%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 550 (24.69%) Jenkins
2 427 (19.17%) Git (software)
3 188 (8.44%) JIRA
4 116 (5.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 112 (5.03%) Vagrant
6 107 (4.80%) Maven
7 102 (4.58%) TeamCity
8 85 (3.82%) GitLab
9 78 (3.50%) Bitbucket
10 71 (3.19%) Subversion
11 63 (2.83%) Selenium
12 53 (2.38%) Sonatype Nexus
13 52 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
14 49 (2.20%) SonarQube
15 47 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
16 44 (1.97%) Cucumber
17 40 (1.80%) JUnit
18 36 (1.62%) Ant
19 35 (1.57%) Artifactory
20 33 (1.48%) Gradle
General
1 421 (18.90%) Finance
2 125 (5.61%) Retail
3 118 (5.30%) Banking
4 66 (2.96%) Public Sector
5 54 (2.42%) Manufacturing
6 51 (2.29%) Aerospace
7 50 (2.24%) Military
8 39 (1.75%) Electronics
9 35 (1.57%) Telecoms
10 33 (1.48%) Games
11 28 (1.26%) Legal
12 25 (1.12%) Automotive
13 24 (1.08%) Financial Institution
14 20 (0.90%) Marketing
15 15 (0.67%) Billing
16 12 (0.54%) Advertising
17 11 (0.49%) Law
18 9 (0.40%) Investment Banking
18 9 (0.40%) Publishing
19 8 (0.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 619 (27.78%) DevOps Engineer
2 224 (10.05%) Developer
3 180 (8.08%) Platform Engineer
4 170 (7.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 150 (6.73%) Analyst
6 136 (6.10%) Cloud Engineer
7 124 (5.57%) Software Engineer
8 117 (5.25%) Azure Engineer
9 116 (5.21%) Architect
10 115 (5.16%) AWS Engineer
11 93 (4.17%) AWS DevOps
12 89 (3.99%) Senior DevOps
12 89 (3.99%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 82 (3.68%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 72 (3.23%) Linux Engineer
15 66 (2.96%) Senior Developer
15 66 (2.96%) Systems Engineer
16 62 (2.78%) Azure DevOps Engineer
17 61 (2.74%) Junior
18 58 (2.60%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (8.48%) Web Services
2 138 (6.19%) .NET
3 106 (4.76%) Node.js
4 100 (4.49%) Elastic Stack
4 100 (4.49%) HTML
5 95 (4.26%) CSS
6 83 (3.73%) REST
7 71 (3.19%) AngularJS
8 63 (2.83%) JSON
9 61 (2.74%) SOAP
10 55 (2.47%) React
11 51 (2.29%) Kafka
12 47 (2.11%) Spark Streaming
13 44 (1.97%) RESTful
14 43 (1.93%) TensorFlow
15 39 (1.75%) Middleware
16 38 (1.71%) Spring
17 37 (1.66%) RabbitMQ
18 34 (1.53%) XML
19 33 (1.48%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 182 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
2 147 (6.60%) Data Centre
3 139 (6.24%) Management Information System
4 122 (5.48%) Public Cloud
5 96 (4.31%) CMDB
6 79 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
7 69 (3.10%) User Experience
8 61 (2.74%) Linux Command Line
9 60 (2.69%) Cloud Native
10 53 (2.38%) Private Cloud
11 52 (2.33%) Algorithms
12 46 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
13 40 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
14 38 (1.71%) Enterprise Cloud
15 36 (1.62%) Blog
16 34 (1.53%) Acoustics
17 29 (1.30%) Mobile App
18 24 (1.08%) Data Structures
18 24 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
19 23 (1.03%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 931 (41.79%) Linux
2 579 (25.99%) Windows
3 259 (11.62%) Unix
4 169 (7.59%) Windows Server
5 151 (6.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 101 (4.53%) CentOS
7 78 (3.50%) Ubuntu
8 47 (2.11%) Solaris
8 47 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 41 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 32 (1.44%) Windows 10
11 27 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
12 22 (0.99%) VMS
13 20 (0.90%) Windows Server 2016
14 17 (0.76%) Apple iOS
14 17 (0.76%) Windows 7
15 16 (0.72%) Fedora
16 13 (0.58%) Android
16 13 (0.58%) Debian
17 12 (0.54%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,065 (47.80%) DevOps
2 801 (35.95%) Agile Software Development
3 495 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 347 (15.57%) Infrastructure as Code
5 289 (12.97%) Software Engineering
6 265 (11.89%) Test Automation
7 262 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
8 248 (11.13%) ITIL
9 214 (9.61%) Scrum
10 208 (9.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 188 (8.44%) SDLC
12 177 (7.94%) Continuous Delivery
13 175 (7.85%) Open Source
14 173 (7.76%) Migration
15 164 (7.36%) Project Management
16 153 (6.87%) TDD
17 152 (6.82%) Change Management
18 146 (6.55%) Mentoring
18 146 (6.55%) Microservices
19 137 (6.15%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 939 (42.15%) Python
2 487 (21.86%) Bash Shell
3 439 (19.70%) Java
4 407 (18.27%) SQL
5 336 (15.08%) PowerShell
6 267 (11.98%) Ruby
7 223 (10.01%) C#
8 212 (9.52%) JavaScript
9 160 (7.18%) Go
10 144 (6.46%) C
11 137 (6.15%) Perl
12 116 (5.21%) C++
13 106 (4.76%) Shell Script
14 104 (4.67%) PHP
15 66 (2.96%) PL/SQL
16 32 (1.44%) Groovy
17 26 (1.17%) Scala
18 20 (0.90%) Ada
18 20 (0.90%) Embedded C
18 20 (0.90%) R
Qualifications
1 240 (10.77%) Degree
2 209 (9.38%) Security Cleared
3 122 (5.48%) SC Cleared
4 81 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
5 73 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 58 (2.60%) CCNA
7 55 (2.47%) MCSE
8 45 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
9 38 (1.71%) CCNP
9 38 (1.71%) DV Cleared
10 34 (1.53%) CISSP
10 34 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
11 29 (1.30%) SANS
12 27 (1.21%) AWS Certification
12 27 (1.21%) RHCE
13 26 (1.17%) MCSA
14 22 (0.99%) GIAC
15 19 (0.85%) CompTIA Security+
15 19 (0.85%) SSCP
16 16 (0.72%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (4.58%) QA
2 34 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (1.17%) GDPR
4 25 (1.12%) PCI DSS
5 15 (0.67%) SLA
6 13 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 9 (0.40%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.40%) ISO 22301
7 9 (0.40%) ISO 9001
7 9 (0.40%) PMO
8 7 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 15288
9 6 (0.27%) NIST
10 4 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.18%) Def Stans
10 4 (0.18%) MISRA
11 3 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
11 3 (0.13%) COBIT
11 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.090%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.045%) RMADS
System Software
1 774 (34.74%) Docker
2 214 (9.61%) Active Directory
3 185 (8.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 81 (3.64%) VirtualBox
5 71 (3.19%) Hyper-V
6 44 (1.97%) NFS
7 43 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
8 40 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
9 35 (1.57%) vSphere
10 30 (1.35%) Firmware
11 20 (0.90%) KVM
11 20 (0.90%) LXC
12 19 (0.85%) Xen
13 18 (0.81%) Samba
14 15 (0.67%) iptables
15 12 (0.54%) XenApp
16 11 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
17 8 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 7 (0.31%) Ceph
18 7 (0.31%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 893 (40.08%) Ansible
2 696 (31.24%) Kubernetes
3 677 (30.39%) Terraform
4 672 (30.16%) Puppet
5 459 (20.60%) Opscode Chef
6 109 (4.89%) Docker Swarm
7 99 (4.44%) Nagios
8 80 (3.59%) Grafana
9 78 (3.50%) SCCM
10 66 (2.96%) Salt
11 52 (2.33%) ZABBIX
12 49 (2.20%) Packer
13 48 (2.15%) Prometheus
14 40 (1.80%) Rancher
15 36 (1.62%) Consul
16 31 (1.39%) SCOM
17 29 (1.30%) Graphite
18 27 (1.21%) Istio
19 25 (1.12%) vCenter Server
20 21 (0.94%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 340 (15.26%) Microsoft
2 268 (12.03%) VMware
3 179 (8.03%) Red Hat
4 173 (7.76%) Google
5 163 (7.32%) Oracle
6 90 (4.04%) Cisco
7 89 (3.99%) IBM
8 80 (3.59%) HP
9 79 (3.55%) ServiceNow
9 79 (3.55%) Splunk
10 72 (3.23%) Cloudera
11 65 (2.92%) Hortonworks
12 48 (2.15%) Atlassian
12 48 (2.15%) Citrix
13 45 (2.02%) SaltStack
14 38 (1.71%) Juniper
15 34 (1.53%) Informatica
16 31 (1.39%) SAP
17 28 (1.26%) Dell
18 26 (1.17%) Talend