Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 221 206
Rank change year-on-year +71 -15 +13
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 196 117 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.94% 1.03% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 1.16% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 142 72 123
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.46% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £26,000 £31,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £78,625 £70,900 £70,200
England median annual salary £57,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.64% +10.00% +4.17%

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 8975 10081 9567
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.89% 89.13% 87.63%
Number of salaries quoted 7261 7878 7887
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +65 89 £38,750 -26.19% 2
Warwickshire +30 38 £26,000 -45.26%
Shropshire +8 25 £58,750 -11.32% 1
Coventry +5 13 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Worcestershire -8 6 £24,000 -26.15%
Staffordshire -3 5 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Herefordshire +2 3 £47,500 +35.71%
Solihull 0 2 £35,000 -6.67% 1
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing Configuration Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 77 (39.29%) Linux
2 68 (34.69%) Windows
2 68 (34.69%) Microsoft
2 68 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (32.14%) Test Automation
4 62 (31.63%) DevOps
5 60 (30.61%) ITIL
6 59 (30.10%) Puppet
7 58 (29.59%) Java
8 53 (27.04%) Continuous Integration
9 46 (23.47%) PowerShell
10 45 (22.96%) Amazon AWS
10 45 (22.96%) Docker
11 43 (21.94%) Jenkins
12 42 (21.43%) Ansible
13 38 (19.39%) Opscode Chef
14 35 (17.86%) Python
14 35 (17.86%) Ruby
14 35 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
15 32 (16.33%) VMware
16 31 (15.82%) JIRA
17 30 (15.31%) Scrum
17 30 (15.31%) Service Management
17 30 (15.31%) VBScript
18 28 (14.29%) SCCM
19 27 (13.78%) Amazon EC2
19 27 (13.78%) Mentoring
20 25 (12.76%) Virtual Machines
21 24 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
21 24 (12.24%) Microsoft Office

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 21 (10.71%) Apache
2 19 (9.69%) Confluence
3 9 (4.59%) nginx
4 6 (3.06%) Documentum
5 5 (2.55%) CMS
5 5 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (2.55%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.02%) Drupal
6 2 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.02%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.02%) WordPress
7 1 (0.51%) JBoss
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.51%) SAS
7 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (12.24%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.04%) Doxygen
3 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.51%) Open Workbench
4 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (4.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.57%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 45 (22.96%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (13.78%) Amazon EC2
4 20 (10.20%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (4.59%) GitHub
6 7 (3.57%) Amazon S3
6 7 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (3.06%) SaaS
8 5 (2.55%) PaaS
9 2 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (1.02%) Datadog
9 2 (1.02%) IaaS
9 2 (1.02%) Linode
9 2 (1.02%) Office 365
10 1 (0.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.51%) Fastly
10 1 (0.51%) Serverless
10 1 (0.51%) Slack
10 1 (0.51%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.67%) Firewall
2 16 (8.16%) TCP/IP
2 16 (8.16%) VPN
3 11 (5.61%) DNS
4 9 (4.59%) Ethernet
5 8 (4.08%) DHCP
6 6 (3.06%) Asterisk PBX
7 3 (1.53%) RS-485
8 2 (1.02%) ATM
8 2 (1.02%) BGP
8 2 (1.02%) DSL
8 2 (1.02%) Internet
8 2 (1.02%) IPsec
8 2 (1.02%) ISDN
8 2 (1.02%) LAN
8 2 (1.02%) MPLS
8 2 (1.02%) OSPF
8 2 (1.02%) PPP
8 2 (1.02%) SNMP
8 2 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.18%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.12%) MySQL
3 7 (3.57%) InfluxDB
3 7 (3.57%) NoSQL
3 7 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (3.57%) QlikView
4 6 (3.06%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (3.06%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (3.06%) MariaDB
4 6 (3.06%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.04%) EDRMS
7 2 (1.02%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.51%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 43 (21.94%) Jenkins
2 31 (15.82%) JIRA
3 21 (10.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 21 (10.71%) Subversion
4 20 (10.20%) Git (software)
5 17 (8.67%) InstallShield
5 17 (8.67%) MSI
6 14 (7.14%) Sonatype Nexus
7 12 (6.12%) ClearQuest
8 11 (5.61%) TeamCity
9 10 (5.10%) Appium
9 10 (5.10%) Selenium
10 8 (4.08%) GoCD
10 8 (4.08%) Rational DOORS
10 8 (4.08%) Vagrant
11 7 (3.57%) JUnit
12 6 (3.06%) Hudson
13 5 (2.55%) Cucumber
13 5 (2.55%) JBehave
13 5 (2.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (7.65%) Finance
1 15 (7.65%) Retail
2 8 (4.08%) Electronics
3 7 (3.57%) Games
4 5 (2.55%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.53%) Military
6 2 (1.02%) Automotive
6 2 (1.02%) Banking
6 2 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.02%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.51%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (18.37%) Analyst
2 25 (12.76%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (9.69%) Graduate
3 19 (9.69%) Graduate Test Engineer
3 19 (9.69%) Test Engineer
4 13 (6.63%) Deployment Analyst
5 12 (6.12%) Applications Packager
6 11 (5.61%) Developer
6 11 (5.61%) Technical Engineer
7 10 (5.10%) Administrator
7 10 (5.10%) Systems Administrator
8 9 (4.59%) Microsoft Engineer
8 9 (4.59%) Operations Engineer
9 8 (4.08%) Architect
9 8 (4.08%) Linux Administrator
9 8 (4.08%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 8 (4.08%) Support Engineer
9 8 (4.08%) Support Manager
10 7 (3.57%) Delivery Manager
10 7 (3.57%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.67%) .NET
2 16 (8.16%) Web Services
3 13 (6.63%) Node.js
4 8 (4.08%) Elastic Stack
4 8 (4.08%) LAMP
4 8 (4.08%) LEMP Stack
5 6 (3.06%) Middleware
6 5 (2.55%) ActiveMQ
6 5 (2.55%) Hibernate
6 5 (2.55%) HornetQ
6 5 (2.55%) JMS
6 5 (2.55%) Kafka
6 5 (2.55%) RESTful
6 5 (2.55%) Spring
7 3 (1.53%) REST
7 3 (1.53%) SOAP
8 2 (1.02%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.02%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.51%) HATEOAS
9 1 (0.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.20%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.63%) Management Information System
3 12 (6.12%) Public Cloud
4 11 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.61%) Smart Meter
5 7 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (3.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 6 (3.06%) VHDL
7 5 (2.55%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.55%) CPLD
8 4 (2.04%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.04%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.53%) ASIC
9 3 (1.53%) CMDB
9 3 (1.53%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.02%) Life Science
10 2 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (1.02%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.02%) Replication
10 2 (1.02%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 77 (39.29%) Linux
2 68 (34.69%) Windows
3 24 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (9.18%) Windows Server
5 17 (8.67%) Windows 10
5 17 (8.67%) Windows 7
5 17 (8.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (7.65%) Unix
7 14 (7.14%) Ubuntu
8 6 (3.06%) Debian
9 5 (2.55%) Android
9 5 (2.55%) Apple iOS
9 5 (2.55%) Windows Mobile
9 5 (2.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.55%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.04%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 3 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.02%) CentOS
12 2 (1.02%) DC/OS
13 1 (0.51%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (32.14%) Test Automation
3 62 (31.63%) DevOps
4 60 (30.61%) ITIL
5 53 (27.04%) Continuous Integration
6 30 (15.31%) Scrum
6 30 (15.31%) Service Management
7 27 (13.78%) Mentoring
8 23 (11.73%) Change Management
9 22 (11.22%) Coaching
10 19 (9.69%) Microservices
10 19 (9.69%) Software Engineering
11 18 (9.18%) Problem Management
12 17 (8.67%) Application Packaging
13 16 (8.16%) Incident Management
13 16 (8.16%) Personalization
14 15 (7.65%) Continuous Improvement
14 15 (7.65%) Stakeholder Management
15 14 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
16 13 (6.63%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 58 (29.59%) Java
2 46 (23.47%) PowerShell
3 35 (17.86%) Python
3 35 (17.86%) Ruby
4 30 (15.31%) VBScript
5 21 (10.71%) JavaScript
6 14 (7.14%) Bash Shell
6 14 (7.14%) C#
6 14 (7.14%) Shell Script
6 14 (7.14%) SQL
7 13 (6.63%) Perl
7 13 (6.63%) VB
8 11 (5.61%) C
8 11 (5.61%) PHP
9 5 (2.55%) C++
9 5 (2.55%) Groovy
9 5 (2.55%) Scala
10 4 (2.04%) Assembly Language
10 4 (2.04%) Embedded C
10 4 (2.04%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 11 (5.61%) Degree
2 7 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.06%) MCSE
3 6 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.55%) MOS
5 4 (2.04%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (2.04%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.53%) MCSA
7 2 (1.02%) CCNA
7 2 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.02%) CITP
7 2 (1.02%) ISEB
8 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.08%) SLA
2 4 (2.04%) IEC 62304
2 4 (2.04%) ISO 13485
2 4 (2.04%) ISO 9001
2 4 (2.04%) MISRA
2 4 (2.04%) MISRA C
3 3 (1.53%) QA
4 1 (0.51%) GCP
System Software
1 45 (22.96%) Docker
2 25 (12.76%) Virtual Machines
3 19 (9.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (8.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 14 (7.14%) Active Directory
6 11 (5.61%) Hyper-V
7 8 (4.08%) VirtualBox
8 7 (3.57%) KVM
9 6 (3.06%) pfSense
9 6 (3.06%) Samba
9 6 (3.06%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (2.55%) Firmware
11 2 (1.02%) Gluster
12 1 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 59 (30.10%) Puppet
2 42 (21.43%) Ansible
3 38 (19.39%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (14.29%) SCCM
5 17 (8.67%) Salt
6 14 (7.14%) Kubernetes
6 14 (7.14%) Terraform
7 11 (5.61%) SCVMM
8 9 (4.59%) Packer
9 8 (4.08%) Docker Swarm
9 8 (4.08%) Nagios
10 7 (3.57%) Consul
10 7 (3.57%) SCOM
11 6 (3.06%) Icinga
12 5 (2.55%) Marathon
12 5 (2.55%) Norton AntiVirus
13 3 (1.53%) WSUS
14 2 (1.02%) HAProxy
14 2 (1.02%) NetBackup
14 2 (1.02%) Netcool
Vendors
1 68 (34.69%) Microsoft
2 32 (16.33%) VMware
3 24 (12.24%) Citrix
4 23 (11.73%) BMC
5 17 (8.67%) AppSense
6 13 (6.63%) Atlassian
7 12 (6.12%) CollabNet
7 12 (6.12%) IBM
7 12 (6.12%) Serena
7 12 (6.12%) Sonatype
8 11 (5.61%) ServiceNow
9 10 (5.10%) New Relic
10 8 (4.08%) Cognizant
10 8 (4.08%) Google
10 8 (4.08%) LANDesk
10 8 (4.08%) Remedy
11 7 (3.57%) Oracle
11 7 (3.57%) Red Hat
12 6 (3.06%) AppDynamics
12 6 (3.06%) Pega