Period
to 24 August 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 24 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 121 182 175
Rank change year-on-year +61 -7 +42
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 167 127 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.17% 1.40% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 1.53% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 123 71 126
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £55,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +37.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £33,600 £38,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £80,000 £64,531
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 7,092 8,275 9,116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 92.28% 90.90% 91.96%
Number of salaries quoted 5,628 6,310 7,499
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £69,550 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +62 61 £42,500 -30.67% 14
Worcestershire -2 22 £52,500 +34.62% 1
Shropshire +7 21 £58,000 +0.87% 11
Coventry +1 20 £42,250 -15.50%
Warwickshire 0 14 £47,000 -18.26%
Staffordshire - 9 £41,500 - 3
Herefordshire - 5 £32,000 -
Solihull -13 2 £27,250 - 4
West Bromwich - 1 £57,500 -
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 70 (41.92%) Linux
2 60 (35.93%) Azure
3 52 (31.14%) DevOps
4 50 (29.94%) Windows
5 49 (29.34%) AWS
6 46 (27.54%) ITIL
7 45 (26.95%) Agile Software Development
8 44 (26.35%) Jenkins
9 42 (25.15%) Docker
10 41 (24.55%) Puppet
11 37 (22.16%) Bash Shell
12 35 (20.96%) Kubernetes
12 35 (20.96%) Software Engineering
12 35 (20.96%) C++
13 34 (20.36%) C
14 33 (19.76%) Ansible
14 33 (19.76%) Microsoft
15 32 (19.16%) Active Directory
16 31 (18.56%) PowerShell
17 30 (17.96%) Terraform
18 29 (17.37%) Continuous Integration
18 29 (17.37%) Degree
18 29 (17.37%) Python
19 27 (16.17%) Change Management
19 27 (16.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 27 (16.17%) Opscode Chef
19 27 (16.17%) Rational DOORS
20 26 (15.57%) SQL
20 26 (15.57%) Microsoft Certification
21 25 (14.97%) 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 (7.19%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.39%) Apache
3 8 (4.79%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.40%) Apache Spark
4 4 (2.40%) IIS
5 3 (1.80%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.20%) CMS
6 2 (1.20%) OpenStack
Applications
1 21 (12.57%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (4.19%) Simulink
2 7 (4.19%) Stateflow
2 7 (4.19%) TargetLink
3 3 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.60%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.60%) Siemens NX
5 1 (0.60%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (4.79%) Workfront
2 7 (4.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.20%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.60%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.60%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 60 (35.93%) Azure
2 49 (29.34%) AWS
3 25 (14.97%) Office 365
4 21 (12.57%) PaaS
5 20 (11.98%) IaaS
6 18 (10.78%) Amazon S3
7 16 (9.58%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (8.38%) SaaS
8 14 (8.38%) Serverless
9 13 (7.78%) Azure Active Directory
10 12 (7.19%) GCP
11 11 (6.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 11 (6.59%) CloudFront
12 10 (5.99%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (5.99%) Azure Functions
13 8 (4.79%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 8 (4.79%) Azure Machine Learning
13 8 (4.79%) Route 53
14 7 (4.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 7 (4.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.98%) DNS
2 18 (10.78%) VoIP
3 14 (8.38%) Firewall
4 10 (5.99%) SAN
4 10 (5.99%) VLAN
5 9 (5.39%) NAS
6 8 (4.79%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (4.79%) Network Security
6 8 (4.79%) Remote Desktop
6 8 (4.79%) Skype
7 5 (2.99%) HTTP
7 5 (2.99%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.99%) Wireless
8 3 (1.80%) Ethernet
8 3 (1.80%) HTTPS
8 3 (1.80%) Internet
8 3 (1.80%) SSL
9 2 (1.20%) FTP
9 2 (1.20%) SMS
9 2 (1.20%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.99%) MySQL
2 9 (5.39%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (4.79%) Azure SQL Database
3 8 (4.79%) NoSQL
4 7 (4.19%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.20%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.20%) Cosmos DB
7 2 (1.20%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.20%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.20%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 44 (26.35%) Jenkins
2 27 (16.17%) Rational DOORS
3 25 (14.97%) Git (software)
4 15 (8.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (5.39%) JIRA
6 8 (4.79%) MSI
6 8 (4.79%) Subversion
6 8 (4.79%) TeamCity
7 7 (4.19%) CircleCI
7 7 (4.19%) Codeship
7 7 (4.19%) Maven
8 6 (3.59%) CANoe
8 6 (3.59%) Rational Rhapsody
8 6 (3.59%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (2.99%) GitLab
10 4 (2.40%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (1.80%) Cucumber
12 2 (1.20%) Bitbucket
12 2 (1.20%) SoapUI
12 2 (1.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (8.98%) Electronics
1 15 (8.98%) Finance
2 13 (7.78%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.39%) Automotive
4 8 (4.79%) Aerospace
5 5 (2.99%) Military
6 3 (1.80%) Retail
7 2 (1.20%) Games
8 1 (0.60%) Legal
8 1 (0.60%) Local Government
8 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.60%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 34 (20.36%) DevOps Engineer
2 24 (14.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 23 (13.77%) Software Engineer
4 22 (13.17%) Embedded Engineer
4 22 (13.17%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 14 (8.38%) Analyst
5 14 (8.38%) AWS Engineer
6 13 (7.78%) AWS DevOps
6 13 (7.78%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 10 (5.99%) Network Engineer
7 10 (5.99%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (4.79%) Configuration Manager
9 7 (4.19%) Integration Engineer
9 7 (4.19%) Integration Specialist
9 7 (4.19%) IT Manager
9 7 (4.19%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 6 (3.59%) Azure Engineer
10 6 (3.59%) Cloud Engineer
11 4 (2.40%) Hyper-V Engineer
11 4 (2.40%) Lead DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.19%) SAML
2 11 (6.59%) JSON
3 10 (5.99%) Web Services
4 9 (5.39%) RabbitMQ
5 8 (4.79%) Elastic Stack
5 8 (4.79%) FreeSWITCH
6 6 (3.59%) Apache Flex
6 6 (3.59%) Node.js
7 4 (2.40%) Kafka
7 4 (2.40%) RESTful
8 3 (1.80%) CSS
8 3 (1.80%) HTML
8 3 (1.80%) HTML5
9 2 (1.20%) CSS3
9 2 (1.20%) LAMP
9 2 (1.20%) Laravel
9 2 (1.20%) Natural Language Processing
9 2 (1.20%) React
9 2 (1.20%) TensorFlow
9 2 (1.20%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.17%) VHDL
2 20 (11.98%) Algorithms
3 18 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (9.58%) Public Cloud
5 14 (8.38%) CMDB
6 10 (5.99%) Handset
6 10 (5.99%) Management Information System
7 9 (5.39%) Data Centre
8 6 (3.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 5 (2.99%) Cyberattack
10 4 (2.40%) ASIC
10 4 (2.40%) Clustering
10 4 (2.40%) CPLD
10 4 (2.40%) User Experience
11 2 (1.20%) Analogue Electronics
11 2 (1.20%) CCTV
11 2 (1.20%) Cloud Native
11 2 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
12 1 (0.60%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.60%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 70 (41.92%) Linux
2 50 (29.94%) Windows
3 25 (14.97%) Unix
4 18 (10.78%) Windows Server
5 16 (9.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (9.58%) Windows 10
6 14 (8.38%) CentOS
7 11 (6.59%) Ubuntu
8 4 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.60%) DC/OS
9 1 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.60%) SUSE
9 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.60%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (31.14%) DevOps
2 46 (27.54%) ITIL
3 45 (26.95%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (20.96%) Software Engineering
5 29 (17.37%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (16.17%) Change Management
6 27 (16.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 24 (14.37%) UML
8 21 (12.57%) Change Control
8 21 (12.57%) Problem-Solving
8 21 (12.57%) Project Management
8 21 (12.57%) Service Delivery
9 20 (11.98%) Mentoring
10 19 (11.38%) Service Management
11 16 (9.58%) Continuous Delivery
11 16 (9.58%) Enterprise Architecture
11 16 (9.58%) Open Source
12 14 (8.38%) Infrastructure as Code
13 13 (7.78%) Deployment Automation
13 13 (7.78%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 37 (22.16%) Bash Shell
2 35 (20.96%) C++
3 34 (20.36%) C
4 31 (18.56%) PowerShell
5 29 (17.37%) Python
6 26 (15.57%) SQL
7 15 (8.98%) Perl
8 9 (5.39%) Java
8 9 (5.39%) PHP
9 8 (4.79%) JavaScript
10 6 (3.59%) C#
10 6 (3.59%) Ruby
11 4 (2.40%) Assembly Language
11 4 (2.40%) Go
11 4 (2.40%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.20%) Embedded C
12 2 (1.20%) R
13 1 (0.60%) Java 8
13 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (17.37%) Degree
2 26 (15.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (14.97%) SC Cleared
3 25 (14.97%) Security Cleared
4 16 (9.58%) MCSE
5 14 (8.38%) MCSA
6 12 (7.19%) CCNA
6 12 (7.19%) CCNP
6 12 (7.19%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (4.19%) AWS Certification
8 4 (2.40%) HNC
8 4 (2.40%) HND
9 3 (1.80%) ISEB
10 2 (1.20%) APMP
10 2 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.20%) MBA
10 2 (1.20%) MCITP
11 1 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.60%) CCENT
11 1 (0.60%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.59%) SLA
2 5 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.80%) QA
3 3 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.20%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.60%) HAZOP
System Software
1 42 (25.15%) Docker
2 32 (19.16%) Active Directory
3 22 (13.17%) Hyper-V
4 13 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (5.99%) Virtual Servers
6 9 (5.39%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (4.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 8 (4.79%) XenApp
7 8 (4.79%) XenDesktop
8 6 (3.59%) Firmware
9 4 (2.40%) KVM
10 3 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.60%) LXC
11 1 (0.60%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 41 (24.55%) Puppet
2 35 (20.96%) Kubernetes
3 33 (19.76%) Ansible
4 30 (17.96%) Terraform
5 27 (16.17%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (14.37%) SCCM
7 16 (9.58%) SELinux
8 13 (7.78%) NetBackup
9 10 (5.99%) Docker Swarm
10 9 (5.39%) HAProxy
10 9 (5.39%) Microsoft Intune
10 9 (5.39%) SCOM
10 9 (5.39%) WSUS
11 8 (4.79%) CFEngine
11 8 (4.79%) FortiGate
11 8 (4.79%) HP Data Protector
11 8 (4.79%) Packer
12 7 (4.19%) Single Sign-On
13 5 (2.99%) Grafana
13 5 (2.99%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 33 (19.76%) Microsoft
2 23 (13.77%) Veeam
3 21 (12.57%) Cisco
4 20 (11.98%) ServiceNow
5 15 (8.98%) Ivanti
6 14 (8.38%) Remedy
6 14 (8.38%) VMware
7 12 (7.19%) Google
8 11 (6.59%) Oracle
9 10 (5.99%) Avaya
9 10 (5.99%) Citrix
9 10 (5.99%) Mitel
9 10 (5.99%) Nimble Storage
10 9 (5.39%) CommVault
11 8 (4.79%) arcserve
11 8 (4.79%) CheckPoint
11 8 (4.79%) Imperva
12 7 (4.19%) Atlassian
12 7 (4.19%) MathWorks
12 7 (4.19%) MKS