Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 172 150 233
Rank change year-on-year -22 +83 -21
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 126 197 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.47% 1.99% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 2.18% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 64 143 74
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.41% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,625 £26,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £73,500 £74,200 £70,875
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +3.60% +5.71% +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 7,754 9,038 10,656
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.42% 91.48% 90.51%
Number of salaries quoted 5,937 7,390 8,330
West Midlands median annual salary £44,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,225 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.45% - +5.26%

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 20 October 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 20 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
Birmingham -34 36 £57,500 +46.03% 9
Shropshire +22 33 £46,000 -21.70% 7
Coventry +22 28 £52,500 +5.00% 3
Warwickshire +9 8 £51,250 +97.12% 9
Worcestershire +4 7 £39,000 +62.50%
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
Solihull -3 1 £42,500 +21.43% 2
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 54 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (42.06%) DevOps
3 51 (40.48%) Amazon AWS
4 50 (39.68%) Linux
4 50 (39.68%) Puppet
5 47 (37.30%) Docker
6 46 (36.51%) Continuous Integration
7 45 (35.71%) Ansible
8 44 (34.92%) Microsoft Azure
9 40 (31.75%) Java
10 39 (30.95%) Python
11 38 (30.16%) Opscode Chef
12 35 (27.78%) Microservices
12 35 (27.78%) Terraform
13 33 (26.19%) Kubernetes
13 33 (26.19%) Jenkins
14 31 (24.60%) Open Source
14 31 (24.60%) Ruby
15 30 (23.81%) Software Engineering
16 29 (23.02%) Change Management
17 28 (22.22%) ITIL
17 28 (22.22%) Git (software)
18 27 (21.43%) Packer
19 25 (19.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 25 (19.84%) Microsoft
20 24 (19.05%) Service Management
21 23 (18.25%) SIEM
21 23 (18.25%) Consul
22 22 (17.46%) Vagrant
23 20 (15.87%) High Availability

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 8 (6.35%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.38%) IIS
2 3 (2.38%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.59%) WordPress
4 1 (0.79%) Anypoint
4 1 (0.79%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (0.79%) JBoss
4 1 (0.79%) Mule
4 1 (0.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (10.32%) Microsoft Excel
1 13 (10.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (4.76%) Simulink
2 6 (4.76%) Stateflow
2 6 (4.76%) TargetLink
3 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (5.56%) assyst
1 7 (5.56%) Sentinel
2 5 (3.97%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.59%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 51 (40.48%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (34.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (15.08%) SaaS
4 16 (12.70%) PaaS
5 13 (10.32%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (10.32%) Amazon S3
5 13 (10.32%) AWS CloudFormation
6 11 (8.73%) IaaS
7 9 (7.14%) AWS Lambda
7 9 (7.14%) Serverless
8 8 (6.35%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (5.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (4.76%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 6 (4.76%) AWS CloudTrail
10 6 (4.76%) AWS CodePipeline
10 6 (4.76%) CloudFront
10 6 (4.76%) IBM Cloud
10 6 (4.76%) SoftLayer
10 6 (4.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (14.29%) Firewall
2 17 (13.49%) VPN
3 7 (5.56%) DNS
4 3 (2.38%) SNMP
5 2 (1.59%) DWDM
5 2 (1.59%) MPLS
5 2 (1.59%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.79%) HTTP
6 1 (0.79%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.79%) Internet
6 1 (0.79%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.90%) NoSQL
2 14 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (10.32%) Relational Database
4 11 (8.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 10 (7.94%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (3.17%) DB2
6 4 (3.17%) MongoDB
6 4 (3.17%) MySQL
7 2 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.79%) HBase
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.79%) Redis
8 1 (0.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 33 (26.19%) Jenkins
2 28 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 25 (19.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 22 (17.46%) Vagrant
5 18 (14.29%) Hudson
6 14 (11.11%) TeamCity
7 11 (8.73%) JUnit
7 11 (8.73%) Subversion
7 11 (8.73%) Visual Studio
8 9 (7.14%) JBehave
9 8 (6.35%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (6.35%) Rational DOORS
10 7 (5.56%) CircleCI
11 6 (4.76%) Codeship
11 6 (4.76%) Eclipse
12 5 (3.97%) Cucumber
13 4 (3.17%) JIRA
14 3 (2.38%) Maven
14 3 (2.38%) StarTeam
15 2 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (11.11%) Retail
2 11 (8.73%) Finance
3 10 (7.94%) Electronics
4 9 (7.14%) Automotive
5 4 (3.17%) Marketing
6 3 (2.38%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.59%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.59%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 35 (27.78%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (13.49%) Developer
3 10 (7.94%) Analyst
4 8 (6.35%) Change Manager
4 8 (6.35%) Security Officer
4 8 (6.35%) Software Developer
4 8 (6.35%) Software Engineer
5 7 (5.56%) AWS DevOps
5 7 (5.56%) Compliance Officer
5 7 (5.56%) Information Officer
5 7 (5.56%) Information Security Compliance Officer
5 7 (5.56%) Information Security Officer
5 7 (5.56%) Java Developer
5 7 (5.56%) Security Compliance Officer
6 6 (4.76%) Lead Developer
6 6 (4.76%) Lead Software Developer
6 6 (4.76%) Senior Developer
7 5 (3.97%) Lead DevOps
7 5 (3.97%) Lead DevOps Engineer
7 5 (3.97%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.90%) Node.js
2 12 (9.52%) Kafka
3 11 (8.73%) JMS
4 10 (7.94%) RESTful
4 10 (7.94%) SAML
4 10 (7.94%) Spring
5 9 (7.14%) ActiveMQ
5 9 (7.14%) Hibernate
5 9 (7.14%) HornetQ
6 8 (6.35%) Web Services
7 7 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
8 6 (4.76%) OpenGL
9 5 (3.97%) OAuth
10 3 (2.38%) Middleware
11 1 (0.79%) .NET
11 1 (0.79%) JSON
11 1 (0.79%) LDAP
11 1 (0.79%) Memcached
11 1 (0.79%) Sensu
11 1 (0.79%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (12.70%) Data Centre
2 16 (12.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 15 (11.90%) CMDB
4 14 (11.11%) Management Information System
5 9 (7.14%) Smart Meter
6 8 (6.35%) Public Cloud
7 7 (5.56%) CESG
7 7 (5.56%) Freedom of Information
7 7 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (3.17%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (2.38%) Computer Science
10 3 (2.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 2 (1.59%) CCTV
11 2 (1.59%) EPoS
12 1 (0.79%) ASIC
12 1 (0.79%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.79%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 50 (39.68%) Linux
2 16 (12.70%) Windows
3 14 (11.11%) Unix
4 6 (4.76%) Embedded Linux
4 6 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (4.76%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.97%) CentOS
6 4 (3.17%) Ubuntu
7 3 (2.38%) Android
7 3 (2.38%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.38%) SUSE
7 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.59%) DC/OS
9 1 (0.79%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (0.79%) Debian
9 1 (0.79%) Fedora
9 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (42.06%) DevOps
3 46 (36.51%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (27.78%) Microservices
5 31 (24.60%) Open Source
6 30 (23.81%) Software Engineering
7 29 (23.02%) Change Management
8 28 (22.22%) ITIL
9 24 (19.05%) Service Management
10 23 (18.25%) SIEM
11 20 (15.87%) High Availability
11 20 (15.87%) Problem-Solving
12 19 (15.08%) Continuous Improvement
12 19 (15.08%) Load Balancing
13 18 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
13 18 (14.29%) Incident Management
14 17 (13.49%) Service Delivery
15 16 (12.70%) ITIL V3
15 16 (12.70%) Release Management
16 15 (11.90%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 40 (31.75%) Java
2 39 (30.95%) Python
3 31 (24.60%) Ruby
4 19 (15.08%) Go
5 16 (12.70%) JavaScript
6 15 (11.90%) Shell Script
7 13 (10.32%) Bash Shell
8 11 (8.73%) C++
9 10 (7.94%) C
10 9 (7.14%) Groovy
10 9 (7.14%) Java 8
10 9 (7.14%) Perl
10 9 (7.14%) Scala
11 8 (6.35%) SQL
12 7 (5.56%) C#
13 6 (4.76%) PHP
14 3 (2.38%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.79%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 16 (12.70%) Degree
2 11 (8.73%) ITIL Certification
2 11 (8.73%) Security Cleared
3 9 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 7 (5.56%) CISA
4 7 (5.56%) CISM
4 7 (5.56%) CISSP
4 7 (5.56%) ISEB
5 6 (4.76%) RHCE
5 6 (4.76%) RHCSA
6 3 (2.38%) CCENT
7 2 (1.59%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.59%) AWS Certification
7 2 (1.59%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.59%) MCSA
7 2 (1.59%) MCSE
7 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.79%) HNC
8 1 (0.79%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (5.56%) Cyber Essentials
2 7 (5.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 7 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 7 (5.56%) PCI DSS
2 7 (5.56%) QA
3 6 (4.76%) HAZOP
4 3 (2.38%) SLA
5 1 (0.79%) GDPR
5 1 (0.79%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 47 (37.30%) Docker
2 11 (8.73%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.17%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (2.38%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.59%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.79%) Firmware
7 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 50 (39.68%) Puppet
2 45 (35.71%) Ansible
3 38 (30.16%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (27.78%) Terraform
5 33 (26.19%) Kubernetes
6 27 (21.43%) Packer
7 23 (18.25%) Consul
8 20 (15.87%) Docker Swarm
9 19 (15.08%) Salt
10 18 (14.29%) Grafana
10 18 (14.29%) Graphite
10 18 (14.29%) Opsview
11 16 (12.70%) Nagios
11 16 (12.70%) ZABBIX
12 9 (7.14%) Marathon
13 6 (4.76%) CFEngine
13 6 (4.76%) Mesos
13 6 (4.76%) rkt
14 5 (3.97%) SCCM
14 5 (3.97%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 25 (19.84%) Microsoft
2 16 (12.70%) ServiceNow
3 14 (11.11%) Google
4 10 (7.94%) Oracle
5 9 (7.14%) VMware
6 8 (6.35%) Red Hat
7 7 (5.56%) Atlassian
7 7 (5.56%) IBM
7 7 (5.56%) Remedy
8 6 (4.76%) MathWorks
8 6 (4.76%) MKS
9 3 (2.38%) Splunk
10 2 (1.59%) BMC
10 2 (1.59%) HP
10 2 (1.59%) Ivanti
10 2 (1.59%) NetApp
10 2 (1.59%) New Relic
11 1 (0.79%) Dell
11 1 (0.79%) EMC
11 1 (0.79%) Symantec