Period
to 22 March 2019

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 22 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 106 202 180
Rank change year-on-year +96 -22 +16
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 213 131 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.66% 1.33% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.90% 1.47% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 147 85 105
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £67,750 £83,850 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +4.76%

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 7,340 8,908 9,207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.58% 90.33% 92.25%
Number of salaries quoted 5,501 6,912 7,341
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% -2.38%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,155
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.72% +3.48%

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 22 March 2019.

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 22 March 2019. 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 +15 73 £42,500 -15.00% 7
Warwickshire +43 41 £44,000 +38.58%
Shropshire +18 37 £51,250 -24.07% 4
Worcestershire -2 23 £51,250 - 3
Coventry +34 20 £44,000 -12.00% 1
Solihull +5 4 £42,500 +18.06%
Staffordshire +13 2 £47,000 -6.00% 1
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 22 March 2019, 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 98 (46.01%) DevOps
2 93 (43.66%) Linux
3 84 (39.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 76 (35.68%) Agile Software Development
5 70 (32.86%) Continuous Integration
6 61 (28.64%) Amazon AWS
6 61 (28.64%) Puppet
6 61 (28.64%) Docker
7 58 (27.23%) Jenkins
8 55 (25.82%) Kubernetes
9 50 (23.47%) Ansible
9 50 (23.47%) ITIL
10 48 (22.54%) Windows
11 44 (20.66%) Microsoft
11 44 (20.66%) Terraform
12 43 (20.19%) Problem-Solving
12 43 (20.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 41 (19.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 40 (18.78%) Python
15 38 (17.84%) Software Engineering
15 38 (17.84%) Continuous Delivery
16 37 (17.37%) SQL
17 35 (16.43%) Change Management
18 34 (15.96%) Analytical Skills
18 34 (15.96%) Open Source
19 33 (15.49%) Cloud Computing
20 32 (15.02%) Git (software)
20 32 (15.02%) Google
21 30 (14.08%) Degree
21 30 (14.08%) Unix

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 12 (5.63%) IIS
2 11 (5.16%) OpenStack
3 8 (3.76%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.41%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.41%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.94%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.94%) WordPress
6 1 (0.47%) Apache
6 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (5.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (4.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (4.23%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.88%) Simulink
4 4 (1.88%) Stateflow
4 4 (1.88%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 10 (4.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (2.82%) Workfront
3 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 84 (39.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (28.64%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (15.49%) Cloud Computing
4 17 (7.98%) PaaS
5 16 (7.51%) Office 365
5 16 (7.51%) SaaS
6 14 (6.57%) Amazon S3
7 13 (6.10%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (6.10%) GitHub
7 13 (6.10%) Google Cloud Platform
8 12 (5.63%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (4.69%) CloudFront
9 10 (4.69%) IaaS
10 9 (4.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 9 (4.23%) Serverless
11 8 (3.76%) Azure Active Directory
11 8 (3.76%) Google Play
12 7 (3.29%) AWS CloudTrail
12 7 (3.29%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (3.29%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.86%) Firewall
2 19 (8.92%) VoIP
3 17 (7.98%) VLAN
4 12 (5.63%) DNS
5 7 (3.29%) SAN
6 5 (2.35%) Internet
6 5 (2.35%) LAN
7 4 (1.88%) HTTP
7 4 (1.88%) HTTPS
7 4 (1.88%) NAS
7 4 (1.88%) VPN
8 3 (1.41%) DHCP
8 3 (1.41%) SMS
8 3 (1.41%) SSL
9 2 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.94%) Network Security
9 2 (0.94%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.94%) Skype
9 2 (0.94%) Wireless
10 1 (0.47%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.92%) NoSQL
2 8 (3.76%) Power BI
3 7 (3.29%) SQL Server
4 6 (2.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.41%) MySQL
7 2 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.94%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.94%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.94%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.94%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.47%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.47%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.47%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.47%) QlikView
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 58 (27.23%) Jenkins
2 41 (19.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 32 (15.02%) Git (software)
4 29 (13.62%) Rational DOORS
5 15 (7.04%) Maven
5 15 (7.04%) Sonatype Nexus
6 14 (6.57%) Vagrant
6 14 (6.57%) Visual Studio
7 12 (5.63%) Subversion
8 11 (5.16%) TeamCity
9 9 (4.23%) Selenium
10 8 (3.76%) CircleCI
10 8 (3.76%) Codeship
10 8 (3.76%) NUnit
10 8 (3.76%) Protractor
10 8 (3.76%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (3.29%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (2.82%) JIRA
13 5 (2.35%) GitLab
14 4 (1.88%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 22 (10.33%) Electronics
1 22 (10.33%) Finance
2 19 (8.92%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.69%) Automotive
4 7 (3.29%) Marketing
5 5 (2.35%) Retail
6 3 (1.41%) Military
7 2 (0.94%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.94%) Games
8 1 (0.47%) Advertising
8 1 (0.47%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 58 (27.23%) DevOps Engineer
2 32 (15.02%) Analyst
3 29 (13.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 27 (12.68%) Software Engineer
5 20 (9.39%) Embedded Engineer
5 20 (9.39%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 17 (7.98%) Network Engineer
7 14 (6.57%) AWS Engineer
8 13 (6.10%) AWS DevOps
8 13 (6.10%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 11 (5.16%) Platform Engineer
10 10 (4.69%) Operations Analyst
11 9 (4.23%) Lead DevOps
11 9 (4.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (3.76%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 8 (3.76%) Lead DevOps Engineer
12 8 (3.76%) Release Analyst
13 7 (3.29%) IT Manager
14 6 (2.82%) Developer
14 6 (2.82%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.57%) SAML
2 13 (6.10%) Node.js
3 12 (5.63%) Elastic Stack
4 8 (3.76%) .NET
4 8 (3.76%) Web Services
5 7 (3.29%) OAuth
5 7 (3.29%) React
6 6 (2.82%) Spring
7 5 (2.35%) Apache Camel
7 5 (2.35%) Kafka
7 5 (2.35%) REST
7 5 (2.35%) Spring Integration
8 3 (1.41%) OpenGL
8 3 (1.41%) Symfony
9 2 (0.94%) FreeSWITCH
9 2 (0.94%) JSON
9 2 (0.94%) Middleware
10 1 (0.47%) Laravel
10 1 (0.47%) Natural Language Processing
10 1 (0.47%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 34 (15.96%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (10.80%) VHDL
3 22 (10.33%) Algorithms
4 17 (7.98%) Handset
5 16 (7.51%) Data Centre
6 14 (6.57%) Public Cloud
7 12 (5.63%) CMDB
8 10 (4.69%) Cyberattack
9 9 (4.23%) NHS
10 8 (3.76%) Mobile App
11 6 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (1.88%) ASIC
13 4 (1.88%) Clustering
13 4 (1.88%) CPLD
13 4 (1.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 3 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 2 (0.94%) Cloud Native
15 2 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
15 2 (0.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 93 (43.66%) Linux
2 48 (22.54%) Windows
3 30 (14.08%) Unix
4 20 (9.39%) Windows Server
5 14 (6.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (6.10%) CentOS
7 10 (4.69%) Android
7 10 (4.69%) Apple iOS
8 7 (3.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (2.82%) Ubuntu
9 6 (2.82%) Windows 10
9 6 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.88%) DC/OS
11 3 (1.41%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.47%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (46.01%) DevOps
2 76 (35.68%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (32.86%) Continuous Integration
4 50 (23.47%) ITIL
5 43 (20.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 43 (20.19%) Problem-Solving
6 38 (17.84%) Continuous Delivery
6 38 (17.84%) Software Engineering
7 35 (16.43%) Change Management
8 34 (15.96%) Open Source
9 29 (13.62%) Change Control
10 28 (13.15%) High Availability
10 28 (13.15%) Microservices
10 28 (13.15%) Service Delivery
11 27 (12.68%) Service Management
12 23 (10.80%) UML
13 22 (10.33%) Mentoring
14 21 (9.86%) IT Strategy
14 21 (9.86%) SDLC
15 20 (9.39%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 40 (18.78%) Python
2 37 (17.37%) SQL
3 28 (13.15%) C
3 28 (13.15%) C++
4 23 (10.80%) PowerShell
5 21 (9.86%) Bash Shell
5 21 (9.86%) Java
6 19 (8.92%) Ruby
7 13 (6.10%) Go
8 10 (4.69%) Perl
8 10 (4.69%) Shell Script
9 9 (4.23%) PHP
10 7 (3.29%) JavaScript
11 6 (2.82%) C#
12 5 (2.35%) VBScript
13 3 (1.41%) Assembly Language
13 3 (1.41%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.47%) R
14 1 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (14.08%) Degree
2 26 (12.21%) Security Cleared
3 24 (11.27%) SC Cleared
4 18 (8.45%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (7.98%) CCNA
5 17 (7.98%) CCNP
6 15 (7.04%) AWS Certification
7 11 (5.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (4.23%) MCSE
9 8 (3.76%) MCSA
10 7 (3.29%) ISEB
11 4 (1.88%) RHCE
11 4 (1.88%) RHCSA
12 3 (1.41%) CCENT
12 3 (1.41%) ISTQB
12 3 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.94%) A+ Certification
14 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
14 1 (0.47%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.16%) GDPR
1 11 (5.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 10 (4.69%) SLA
3 4 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.41%) HAZOP
4 3 (1.41%) ISO 26262
5 2 (0.94%) QA
6 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 61 (28.64%) Docker
2 26 (12.21%) Active Directory
3 19 (8.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (6.57%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (5.16%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.88%) Firmware
7 4 (1.88%) KVM
7 4 (1.88%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (1.88%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.94%) vSphere
8 2 (0.94%) XenApp
8 2 (0.94%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 61 (28.64%) Puppet
2 55 (25.82%) Kubernetes
3 50 (23.47%) Ansible
4 44 (20.66%) Terraform
5 28 (13.15%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (10.80%) Docker Swarm
6 23 (10.80%) Packer
7 19 (8.92%) SELinux
8 18 (8.45%) Opsview
9 15 (7.04%) Consul
10 9 (4.23%) CFEngine
10 9 (4.23%) SCCM
11 8 (3.76%) Grafana
11 8 (3.76%) Graphite
11 8 (3.76%) NetBackup
11 8 (3.76%) Single Sign-On
11 8 (3.76%) WSUS
12 6 (2.82%) Backup Exec
12 6 (2.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 6 (2.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 44 (20.66%) Microsoft
2 32 (15.02%) Google
3 22 (10.33%) Cisco
4 21 (9.86%) VMware
5 19 (8.92%) IBM
6 18 (8.45%) HP
6 18 (8.45%) ServiceNow
7 17 (7.98%) Avaya
7 17 (7.98%) Mitel
7 17 (7.98%) Red Hat
8 15 (7.04%) Remedy
9 14 (6.57%) Atlassian
10 11 (5.16%) Veeam
11 10 (4.69%) BMC
12 9 (4.23%) Splunk
13 8 (3.76%) EMC
13 8 (3.76%) MobileIron
14 6 (2.82%) Citrix
14 6 (2.82%) CommVault
14 6 (2.82%) Ivanti