Period
to 21 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 194 198
Rank change year-on-year +14 +4 +10
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 134 143 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.42% 1.41% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 1.56% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 77 107 120
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.50% -5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £34,200 £26,000 £31,225
90th Percentile £84,750 £64,063 £71,625
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 8,442 9,176 11,079
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 89.76% 90.57% 89.50%
Number of salaries quoted 6,499 7,602 8,725
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,900 £24,285
90th Percentile £67,100 £61,250 £66,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Configuration Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Configuration Management in the West Midlands

Configuration Management
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Configuration Management in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Configuration Management in the West Midlands

Configuration Management
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Configuration Management in the West Midlands

Configuration Management
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Management within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 July 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
Birmingham +4 53 £64,400 +71.73% 11
Coventry +6 31 £50,000 -4.76% 7
Shropshire +26 15 £57,500 -8.00% 3
Warwickshire +1 8 £55,000 +59.42% 3
Worcestershire +25 7 £35,000 +45.83% 1
Solihull - 5 £36,000 - 1
Wolverhampton - 2 - - 1
Herefordshire +25 1 - -
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 57 (42.54%) Linux
1 57 (42.54%) Puppet
2 45 (33.58%) Continuous Integration
3 43 (32.09%) Software Engineering
4 42 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (30.60%) Java
6 40 (29.85%) DevOps
7 39 (29.10%) Ruby
8 38 (28.36%) Docker
9 34 (25.37%) Microsoft
10 33 (24.63%) Windows
11 32 (23.88%) Python
12 31 (23.13%) Continuous Delivery
13 30 (22.39%) Opscode Chef
13 30 (22.39%) Jenkins
14 28 (20.90%) Degree
15 27 (20.15%) Amazon AWS
15 27 (20.15%) Ansible
16 26 (19.40%) Mentoring
16 26 (19.40%) Git (software)
16 26 (19.40%) Service Management
17 25 (18.66%) Test Automation
18 23 (17.16%) ITIL
18 23 (17.16%) Microservices
19 22 (16.42%) Coaching
19 22 (16.42%) Relational Database
19 22 (16.42%) Node.js
19 22 (16.42%) Microsoft Azure
20 21 (15.67%) Spring
20 21 (15.67%) Change Management

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 9 (6.72%) IIS
2 7 (5.22%) Anypoint
2 7 (5.22%) JBoss
3 6 (4.48%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (2.24%) Apache
4 3 (2.24%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.24%) Confluence
4 3 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.24%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.24%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.75%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.75%) Mule
5 1 (0.75%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (8.96%) Simulink
1 12 (8.96%) Stateflow
2 7 (5.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (5.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (5.22%) TargetLink
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.48%) assyst
1 6 (4.48%) Sentinel
2 5 (3.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.24%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 27 (20.15%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (16.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (6.72%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (6.72%) Amazon S3
4 7 (5.22%) IaaS
4 7 (5.22%) SaaS
5 6 (4.48%) GitHub
6 5 (3.73%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (2.99%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (2.99%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (2.99%) Office 365
7 4 (2.99%) OpenShift
7 4 (2.99%) Serverless
7 4 (2.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (2.24%) PaaS
9 2 (1.49%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.75%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.75%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.70%) Firewall
2 10 (7.46%) VPN
3 8 (5.97%) DNS
4 6 (4.48%) Internet
5 5 (3.73%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.99%) DHCP
6 4 (2.99%) Network Security
7 3 (2.24%) FTP
7 3 (2.24%) HTTP
7 3 (2.24%) IPsec
7 3 (2.24%) NAS
7 3 (2.24%) SAN
7 3 (2.24%) SNMP
8 2 (1.49%) DWDM
8 2 (1.49%) MPLS
9 1 (0.75%) ICMP
9 1 (0.75%) VLAN
9 1 (0.75%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.42%) Relational Database
2 19 (14.18%) NoSQL
3 18 (13.43%) Apache Cassandra
3 18 (13.43%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (8.21%) SQL Server
5 6 (4.48%) DTS
5 6 (4.48%) EDRMS
5 6 (4.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.49%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.75%) MySQL
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 30 (22.39%) Jenkins
2 26 (19.40%) Git (software)
3 20 (14.93%) JUnit
4 18 (13.43%) JBehave
5 16 (11.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 14 (10.45%) Cucumber
7 12 (8.96%) Visual Studio
8 10 (7.46%) Hudson
8 10 (7.46%) Rational DOORS
9 9 (6.72%) TeamCity
10 7 (5.22%) Eclipse
10 7 (5.22%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (5.22%) Vagrant
11 6 (4.48%) Maven
12 5 (3.73%) Subversion
13 4 (2.99%) Ant
13 4 (2.99%) JIRA
14 3 (2.24%) Bitbucket
14 3 (2.24%) CircleCI
14 3 (2.24%) Codeship
General
1 17 (12.69%) Electronics
1 17 (12.69%) Retail
2 14 (10.45%) Finance
3 13 (9.70%) Automotive
4 3 (2.24%) Banking
5 2 (1.49%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (22.39%) DevOps Engineer
2 22 (16.42%) Developer
3 13 (9.70%) Architect
4 10 (7.46%) Java Developer
4 10 (7.46%) Software Developer
5 9 (6.72%) Senior Developer
6 8 (5.97%) Senior Java Developer
7 7 (5.22%) Change Manager
7 7 (5.22%) Java Engineer
7 7 (5.22%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 7 (5.22%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (5.22%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 7 (5.22%) Platform Engineer
7 7 (5.22%) Software Architect
8 6 (4.48%) Compliance Officer
8 6 (4.48%) Information Officer
8 6 (4.48%) Operations Engineer
8 6 (4.48%) Security Compliance Officer
8 6 (4.48%) Senior DevOps
8 6 (4.48%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.42%) Node.js
2 21 (15.67%) Kafka
2 21 (15.67%) Spring
3 20 (14.93%) JMS
4 19 (14.18%) RESTful
5 18 (13.43%) ActiveMQ
5 18 (13.43%) Hibernate
5 18 (13.43%) HornetQ
6 12 (8.96%) Web Services
7 7 (5.22%) .NET
7 7 (5.22%) OpenGL
8 3 (2.24%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (2.24%) jBPM
8 3 (2.24%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (2.24%) Spring Boot
9 2 (1.49%) MFC
10 1 (0.75%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.75%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.43%) Management Information System
1 18 (13.43%) Smart Meter
2 17 (12.69%) CMDB
3 16 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (8.21%) Data Centre
5 8 (5.97%) Computer Science
5 8 (5.97%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (5.97%) Public Cloud
6 7 (5.22%) Algorithms
6 7 (5.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (4.48%) CESG
7 6 (4.48%) Freedom of Information
7 6 (4.48%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (4.48%) Minimum Viable Product
7 6 (4.48%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (2.99%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (2.24%) Augmented Reality
9 3 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (2.24%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 57 (42.54%) Linux
2 33 (24.63%) Windows
3 11 (8.21%) Windows Server
4 8 (5.97%) Unix
5 7 (5.22%) Embedded Linux
6 6 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.24%) Ubuntu
7 3 (2.24%) VMS
8 2 (1.49%) CentOS
8 2 (1.49%) SUSE
8 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.75%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (0.75%) DC/OS
9 1 (0.75%) Debian
9 1 (0.75%) Fedora
9 1 (0.75%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (33.58%) Continuous Integration
2 43 (32.09%) Software Engineering
3 42 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (29.85%) DevOps
5 31 (23.13%) Continuous Delivery
6 26 (19.40%) Mentoring
6 26 (19.40%) Service Management
7 25 (18.66%) Test Automation
8 23 (17.16%) ITIL
8 23 (17.16%) Microservices
9 22 (16.42%) Coaching
10 21 (15.67%) Change Management
10 21 (15.67%) Deployment Automation
10 21 (15.67%) Scrum
11 20 (14.93%) BDD
11 20 (14.93%) Open Source
12 19 (14.18%) Continuous Improvement
12 19 (14.18%) Problem-Solving
13 18 (13.43%) Dependency Injection
13 18 (13.43%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 41 (30.60%) Java
2 39 (29.10%) Ruby
3 32 (23.88%) Python
4 19 (14.18%) JavaScript
4 19 (14.18%) Shell Script
5 18 (13.43%) Groovy
5 18 (13.43%) Java 8
5 18 (13.43%) Scala
6 16 (11.94%) PowerShell
7 12 (8.96%) Bash Shell
7 12 (8.96%) Go
8 11 (8.21%) C
8 11 (8.21%) C#
8 11 (8.21%) C++
9 7 (5.22%) MATLAB
9 7 (5.22%) Perl
10 6 (4.48%) VB
11 4 (2.99%) SQL
12 2 (1.49%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (20.90%) Degree
2 9 (6.72%) SC Cleared
2 9 (6.72%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.97%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (4.48%) CISA
4 6 (4.48%) CISM
4 6 (4.48%) CISSP
5 4 (2.99%) RHCE
5 4 (2.99%) RHCSA
6 3 (2.24%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.49%) MCSA
7 2 (1.49%) MCSE
8 1 (0.75%) HNC
8 1 (0.75%) HND
8 1 (0.75%) PMP
8 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.75%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.97%) QA
2 7 (5.22%) HAZOP
3 6 (4.48%) Cyber Essentials
3 6 (4.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 6 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 6 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (4.48%) PCI DSS
4 5 (3.73%) MISRA
5 4 (2.99%) GCP
System Software
1 38 (28.36%) Docker
2 6 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.73%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.99%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (2.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.75%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.75%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 57 (42.54%) Puppet
2 30 (22.39%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (20.15%) Ansible
4 19 (14.18%) Kubernetes
5 18 (13.43%) Marathon
6 14 (10.45%) Terraform
7 12 (8.96%) Docker Swarm
8 10 (7.46%) Nagios
8 10 (7.46%) Salt
9 8 (5.97%) Packer
9 8 (5.97%) SCCM
10 7 (5.22%) Consul
10 7 (5.22%) Grafana
10 7 (5.22%) Graphite
10 7 (5.22%) Opsview
10 7 (5.22%) ZABBIX
11 5 (3.73%) Cisco IPCC
12 3 (2.24%) Cacti
12 3 (2.24%) Kibana
12 3 (2.24%) logstash
Vendors
1 34 (25.37%) Microsoft
2 21 (15.67%) Oracle
3 16 (11.94%) ServiceNow
4 14 (10.45%) VMware
5 11 (8.21%) Red Hat
6 7 (5.22%) MathWorks
6 7 (5.22%) MKS
7 6 (4.48%) webMethods
8 5 (3.73%) Atlassian
8 5 (3.73%) Google
9 3 (2.24%) BMC
9 3 (2.24%) Splunk
9 3 (2.24%) WatchGuard
10 1 (0.75%) Adobe
10 1 (0.75%) IBM
10 1 (0.75%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.75%) NetApp
10 1 (0.75%) New Relic
10 1 (0.75%) Stackify