Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
England > West Midlands
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 146 216
Rank change year-on-year -13 +70 -25
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 142 189 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.73% 1.88% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 2.06% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 87 138 74
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £47,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -10.99% +12.35%
10th Percentile £33,750 £26,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £68,100 £79,125 £70,700
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 7,460 9,196 10,139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.01% 91.32% 91.36%
Number of salaries quoted 5,650 7,431 7,949
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,333
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -24 48 £42,500 - 15
Shropshire +14 37 £51,250 -6.82% 13
Coventry +31 27 £50,000 +32.45% 2
Warwickshire +23 17 £47,500 +82.69% 4
Worcestershire -5 4 £47,500 +97.92% 2
Solihull +8 1 £42,500 +21.43% 1
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 75 (52.82%) DevOps
2 63 (44.37%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (40.14%) Amazon AWS
4 55 (38.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 55 (38.73%) Linux
5 53 (37.32%) Docker
6 52 (36.62%) Ansible
6 52 (36.62%) Puppet
7 50 (35.21%) Continuous Integration
8 44 (30.99%) Python
9 43 (30.28%) Kubernetes
10 42 (29.58%) Terraform
11 38 (26.76%) Microservices
12 36 (25.35%) Jenkins
12 36 (25.35%) Open Source
12 36 (25.35%) Git (software)
13 34 (23.94%) Java
13 34 (23.94%) Change Management
14 31 (21.83%) Opscode Chef
14 31 (21.83%) Continuous Delivery
14 31 (21.83%) Problem-Solving
15 29 (20.42%) Ruby
16 28 (19.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 28 (19.72%) Microsoft
16 28 (19.72%) Packer
16 28 (19.72%) High Availability
17 26 (18.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 25 (17.61%) ITIL
19 24 (16.90%) Windows
19 24 (16.90%) Google

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 10 (7.04%) IIS
1 10 (7.04%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.41%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.41%) WordPress
3 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (9.15%) Microsoft Excel
1 13 (9.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.41%) Simulink
3 2 (1.41%) Stateflow
3 2 (1.41%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 9 (6.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (2.82%) assyst
2 4 (2.82%) Sentinel
3 3 (2.11%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 57 (40.14%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (38.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (16.20%) SaaS
4 22 (15.49%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (12.68%) PaaS
6 17 (11.97%) Amazon EC2
6 17 (11.97%) Amazon S3
7 16 (11.27%) AWS CloudFormation
8 11 (7.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 11 (7.75%) AWS CloudTrail
8 11 (7.75%) AWS Lambda
8 11 (7.75%) CloudFront
8 11 (7.75%) IaaS
8 11 (7.75%) Serverless
9 10 (7.04%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 10 (7.04%) AWS CodePipeline
9 10 (7.04%) IBM Cloud
9 10 (7.04%) SoftLayer
10 8 (5.63%) Google Play
11 7 (4.93%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (14.08%) Firewall
2 13 (9.15%) VPN
3 6 (4.23%) DNS
3 6 (4.23%) VLAN
3 6 (4.23%) VoIP
4 4 (2.82%) Internet
5 2 (1.41%) DWDM
5 2 (1.41%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.41%) MPLS
5 2 (1.41%) SNMP
6 1 (0.70%) HTTP
6 1 (0.70%) LAN
6 1 (0.70%) SMTP
6 1 (0.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.97%) NoSQL
2 14 (9.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 12 (8.45%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (8.45%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.93%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (2.82%) DB2
5 4 (2.82%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.82%) MySQL
6 2 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.41%) Power BI
7 1 (0.70%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.70%) HBase
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.70%) Redis
Development Applications
1 36 (25.35%) Git (software)
1 36 (25.35%) Jenkins
2 28 (19.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 20 (14.08%) Vagrant
4 14 (9.86%) Hudson
4 14 (9.86%) TeamCity
5 13 (9.15%) Subversion
5 13 (9.15%) Visual Studio
6 9 (6.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (5.63%) NUnit
7 8 (5.63%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (5.63%) Protractor
7 8 (5.63%) Selenium
8 7 (4.93%) CircleCI
8 7 (4.93%) JUnit
9 6 (4.23%) Codeship
9 6 (4.23%) JBehave
10 5 (3.52%) Cucumber
10 5 (3.52%) JIRA
10 5 (3.52%) Rational DOORS
General
1 15 (10.56%) Finance
2 10 (7.04%) Retail
3 9 (6.34%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.63%) Automotive
5 6 (4.23%) Marketing
6 5 (3.52%) Electronics
7 2 (1.41%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.41%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 48 (33.80%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (12.68%) Analyst
3 10 (7.04%) Developer
3 10 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (6.34%) Lead DevOps
4 9 (6.34%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 8 (5.63%) AWS DevOps
5 8 (5.63%) Java Developer
5 8 (5.63%) Software Engineer
6 7 (4.93%) Platform Engineer
7 6 (4.23%) Network Engineer
7 6 (4.23%) Senior Developer
8 5 (3.52%) Release Analyst
8 5 (3.52%) Security Officer
8 5 (3.52%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (2.82%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 4 (2.82%) AWS Engineer
9 4 (2.82%) Compliance Officer
9 4 (2.82%) Information Officer
9 4 (2.82%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.68%) Node.js
2 16 (11.27%) SAML
3 11 (7.75%) Web Services
4 9 (6.34%) Elastic Stack
4 9 (6.34%) Kafka
4 9 (6.34%) Spring
5 8 (5.63%) .NET
6 7 (4.93%) JMS
6 7 (4.93%) OAuth
7 6 (4.23%) ActiveMQ
7 6 (4.23%) Hibernate
7 6 (4.23%) HornetQ
7 6 (4.23%) RESTful
8 5 (3.52%) Middleware
9 2 (1.41%) Apache Camel
9 2 (1.41%) OpenGL
9 2 (1.41%) React
9 2 (1.41%) REST
9 2 (1.41%) Spring Integration
9 2 (1.41%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.68%) Data Centre
2 13 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (8.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 9 (6.34%) Public Cloud
5 8 (5.63%) Mobile App
6 7 (4.93%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (4.23%) CMDB
7 6 (4.23%) Handset
7 6 (4.23%) Smart Meter
8 5 (3.52%) Freedom of Information
8 5 (3.52%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.82%) CESG
9 4 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (2.82%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (2.11%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (2.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 2 (1.41%) CCTV
11 2 (1.41%) CPLD
11 2 (1.41%) PKI
11 2 (1.41%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 55 (38.73%) Linux
2 24 (16.90%) Windows
3 14 (9.86%) Unix
4 10 (7.04%) Android
4 10 (7.04%) Apple iOS
4 10 (7.04%) Windows Server
5 7 (4.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (4.23%) CentOS
7 4 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.11%) SUSE
8 3 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.41%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (1.41%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.70%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.70%) Debian
10 1 (0.70%) Fedora
10 1 (0.70%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (52.82%) DevOps
2 63 (44.37%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (35.21%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (26.76%) Microservices
5 36 (25.35%) Open Source
6 34 (23.94%) Change Management
7 31 (21.83%) Continuous Delivery
7 31 (21.83%) Problem-Solving
8 28 (19.72%) High Availability
9 26 (18.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 25 (17.61%) ITIL
11 23 (16.20%) Service Delivery
12 21 (14.79%) Software Engineering
13 20 (14.08%) IT Strategy
14 19 (13.38%) Load Balancing
14 19 (13.38%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
15 18 (12.68%) Service Management
16 17 (11.97%) Continuous Improvement
16 17 (11.97%) Scrum
17 16 (11.27%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 44 (30.99%) Python
2 34 (23.94%) Java
3 29 (20.42%) Ruby
4 21 (14.79%) SQL
5 18 (12.68%) Go
6 16 (11.27%) Bash Shell
7 14 (9.86%) JavaScript
7 14 (9.86%) Shell Script
8 12 (8.45%) PowerShell
9 9 (6.34%) Perl
10 7 (4.93%) PHP
11 6 (4.23%) Groovy
11 6 (4.23%) Java 8
11 6 (4.23%) Scala
12 5 (3.52%) C++
13 4 (2.82%) C
14 3 (2.11%) VBScript
15 2 (1.41%) C#
16 1 (0.70%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 13 (9.15%) Degree
2 11 (7.75%) ISEB
3 8 (5.63%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (4.93%) AWS Certification
5 6 (4.23%) CCNA
5 6 (4.23%) CCNP
5 6 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (4.23%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.82%) CISA
6 4 (2.82%) CISM
6 4 (2.82%) CISSP
6 4 (2.82%) RHCE
6 4 (2.82%) RHCSA
6 4 (2.82%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.11%) CCENT
7 3 (2.11%) MCSA
7 3 (2.11%) MCSE
7 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.41%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.23%) GDPR
2 6 (4.23%) SLA
3 4 (2.82%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (2.82%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 4 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 4 (2.82%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.82%) QA
4 3 (2.11%) ISO 26262
4 3 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.41%) HAZOP
System Software
1 53 (37.32%) Docker
2 20 (14.08%) Active Directory
3 13 (9.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (6.34%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (2.82%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.41%) Firmware
6 2 (1.41%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.70%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 52 (36.62%) Ansible
1 52 (36.62%) Puppet
2 43 (30.28%) Kubernetes
3 42 (29.58%) Terraform
4 31 (21.83%) Opscode Chef
5 28 (19.72%) Packer
6 23 (16.20%) Consul
7 20 (14.08%) Docker Swarm
8 19 (13.38%) Opsview
9 16 (11.27%) Grafana
9 16 (11.27%) Graphite
10 15 (10.56%) Salt
11 12 (8.45%) Nagios
11 12 (8.45%) ZABBIX
12 10 (7.04%) Mesos
12 10 (7.04%) rkt
13 9 (6.34%) Single Sign-On
14 6 (4.23%) CFEngine
14 6 (4.23%) Marathon
15 4 (2.82%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 28 (19.72%) Microsoft
2 24 (16.90%) Google
3 17 (11.97%) VMware
4 15 (10.56%) IBM
5 12 (8.45%) Remedy
6 10 (7.04%) Red Hat
6 10 (7.04%) ServiceNow
7 9 (6.34%) Atlassian
8 8 (5.63%) MobileIron
9 7 (4.93%) HP
9 7 (4.93%) Oracle
10 6 (4.23%) Avaya
10 6 (4.23%) Cisco
10 6 (4.23%) Mitel
11 5 (3.52%) Splunk
12 3 (2.11%) BMC
12 3 (2.11%) Ivanti
13 2 (1.41%) Dell
13 2 (1.41%) NetApp
13 2 (1.41%) Symantec