Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Configuration Management
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 198 195
Rank change year-on-year +33 -3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Configuration Management 157 132 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.61% 1.25% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 1.39% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 107 92 109
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +17.65% +8.97%
10th Percentile £26,000 £32,625 £25,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £74,650 £82,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +10.53%

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 8,628 9,471 8,993
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.56% 89.76% 87.60%
Number of salaries quoted 6,817 7,418 7,503
West Midlands median annual salary £41,000 £42,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.38% +1.82% +3.13%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +43 72 £42,750 -18.57% 16
Warwickshire +19 24 £26,000 -48.00% 6
Shropshire +9 23 £55,000 -22.54% 4
Staffordshire 0 6 £50,000 -4.76% 4
Worcestershire +1 5 £50,000 +53.85% 2
Coventry -17 3 £46,250 -19.57%
Herefordshire +7 2 - -
Solihull -14 2 £35,000 -6.67%
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 65 (41.40%) Linux
2 61 (38.85%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (32.48%) Microsoft
4 49 (31.21%) Puppet
5 48 (30.57%) DevOps
6 44 (28.03%) Ansible
6 44 (28.03%) Windows
7 43 (27.39%) Test Automation
8 42 (26.75%) Continuous Integration
8 42 (26.75%) ITIL
9 41 (26.11%) Java
10 37 (23.57%) Opscode Chef
11 36 (22.93%) Python
11 36 (22.93%) Ruby
12 34 (21.66%) Amazon AWS
13 32 (20.38%) Docker
14 30 (19.11%) Jenkins
15 29 (18.47%) PowerShell
15 29 (18.47%) Scrum
16 28 (17.83%) Microsoft Azure
17 27 (17.20%) Service Management
18 25 (15.92%) Virtual Machines
19 23 (14.65%) JIRA
19 23 (14.65%) BMC
20 22 (14.01%) Subversion
20 22 (14.01%) AWS CloudFormation
21 21 (13.38%) Git (software)
21 21 (13.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
22 20 (12.74%) Amazon EC2
22 20 (12.74%) VMware

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 17 (10.83%) Confluence
2 15 (9.55%) Apache
3 3 (1.91%) CMS
3 3 (1.91%) nginx
4 2 (1.27%) Drupal
4 2 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.27%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.27%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.27%) WordPress
5 1 (0.64%) JBoss
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (8.92%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.55%) Doxygen
2 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.64%) Open Workbench
4 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (10.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.18%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 34 (21.66%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (17.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (14.01%) AWS CloudFormation
4 20 (12.74%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (5.73%) Amazon S3
6 7 (4.46%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (3.18%) PaaS
8 3 (1.91%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 3 (1.91%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (1.91%) Serverless
9 2 (1.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (1.27%) Datadog
9 2 (1.27%) Linode
10 1 (0.64%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.64%) Fastly
10 1 (0.64%) GitHub
10 1 (0.64%) IaaS
10 1 (0.64%) Slack
10 1 (0.64%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.01%) Firewall
2 10 (6.37%) VPN
3 5 (3.18%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.27%) ATM
4 2 (1.27%) BGP
4 2 (1.27%) DHCP
4 2 (1.27%) DNS
4 2 (1.27%) DSL
4 2 (1.27%) IPsec
4 2 (1.27%) ISDN
4 2 (1.27%) MPLS
4 2 (1.27%) OSPF
4 2 (1.27%) PPP
4 2 (1.27%) SSH
4 2 (1.27%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.64%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.64%) Internet
5 1 (0.64%) LAN
5 1 (0.64%) NGN
5 1 (0.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (12.10%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.46%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (3.82%) NoSQL
3 6 (3.82%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (3.18%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (3.18%) QlikView
5 4 (2.55%) EDRMS
5 4 (2.55%) MySQL
6 1 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.64%) BigQuery
6 1 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.64%) DTS
6 1 (0.64%) InfluxDB
6 1 (0.64%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.64%) Power BI
6 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 30 (19.11%) Jenkins
2 23 (14.65%) JIRA
3 22 (14.01%) Subversion
4 21 (13.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 21 (13.38%) Git (software)
5 14 (8.92%) Sonatype Nexus
6 12 (7.64%) ClearQuest
7 10 (6.37%) TeamCity
8 8 (5.10%) Rational DOORS
9 7 (4.46%) InstallShield
9 7 (4.46%) MSI
10 6 (3.82%) Hudson
10 6 (3.82%) JUnit
10 6 (3.82%) Visual Studio
11 5 (3.18%) Cucumber
11 5 (3.18%) JBehave
12 4 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (2.55%) VectorCAST
13 2 (1.27%) Appium
13 2 (1.27%) Travis CI
General
1 14 (8.92%) Finance
2 8 (5.10%) Retail
3 6 (3.82%) Electronics
4 4 (2.55%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.91%) Military
6 2 (1.27%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.27%) Banking
6 2 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.64%) Avionics
7 1 (0.64%) Games
7 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (17.83%) DevOps Engineer
2 22 (14.01%) Analyst
3 16 (10.19%) Microsoft Engineer
4 13 (8.28%) Graduate
4 13 (8.28%) Graduate Test Engineer
4 13 (8.28%) Test Engineer
5 9 (5.73%) Architect
5 9 (5.73%) Developer
5 9 (5.73%) Senior DevOps
5 9 (5.73%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 8 (5.10%) Support Engineer
7 7 (4.46%) Linux Support
7 7 (4.46%) Software Engineer
7 7 (4.46%) Support Manager
8 6 (3.82%) Configuration Manager
8 6 (3.82%) DevOps Architect
8 6 (3.82%) DevOps Specialist
8 6 (3.82%) ITIL Manager
8 6 (3.82%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (3.82%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.19%) .NET
2 10 (6.37%) Web Services
3 7 (4.46%) Node.js
4 5 (3.18%) ActiveMQ
4 5 (3.18%) Hibernate
4 5 (3.18%) HornetQ
4 5 (3.18%) JMS
4 5 (3.18%) Kafka
4 5 (3.18%) RESTful
4 5 (3.18%) Spring
5 4 (2.55%) Middleware
6 2 (1.27%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.27%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (1.27%) LAMP
6 2 (1.27%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (1.27%) REST
6 2 (1.27%) SOAP
7 1 (0.64%) Angular 2
7 1 (0.64%) HATEOAS
7 1 (0.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.28%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.64%) Public Cloud
3 6 (3.82%) CMDB
3 6 (3.82%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.18%) Smart Meter
5 4 (2.55%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (2.55%) VHDL
6 3 (1.91%) ASIC
6 3 (1.91%) CPLD
7 2 (1.27%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.27%) Life Science
7 2 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.27%) Replication
7 2 (1.27%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.64%) Clustering
8 1 (0.64%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.64%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 65 (41.40%) Linux
2 44 (28.03%) Windows
3 16 (10.19%) Unix
4 11 (7.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (4.46%) Windows 10
5 7 (4.46%) Windows 7
5 7 (4.46%) Windows Server
5 7 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.55%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 3 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.27%) Android
8 2 (1.27%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.27%) CentOS
8 2 (1.27%) DC/OS
8 2 (1.27%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.27%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.27%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.64%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (38.85%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (30.57%) DevOps
3 43 (27.39%) Test Automation
4 42 (26.75%) Continuous Integration
4 42 (26.75%) ITIL
5 29 (18.47%) Scrum
6 27 (17.20%) Service Management
7 20 (12.74%) CRM
8 19 (12.10%) Mentoring
9 15 (9.55%) Software Engineering
10 14 (8.92%) Change Management
10 14 (8.92%) Continuous Improvement
11 13 (8.28%) Coaching
11 13 (8.28%) Continuous Delivery
11 13 (8.28%) Microservices
12 12 (7.64%) Integration Testing
12 12 (7.64%) Runbook
12 12 (7.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 12 (7.64%) Web Operations
13 11 (7.01%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (26.11%) Java
2 36 (22.93%) Python
2 36 (22.93%) Ruby
3 29 (18.47%) PowerShell
4 19 (12.10%) JavaScript
5 18 (11.46%) VBScript
6 15 (9.55%) Perl
7 14 (8.92%) Bash Shell
8 13 (8.28%) VB
9 10 (6.37%) C
9 10 (6.37%) Shell Script
10 8 (5.10%) C#
10 8 (5.10%) SQL
11 6 (3.82%) C++
12 5 (3.18%) Groovy
12 5 (3.18%) Scala
13 4 (2.55%) Assembly Language
13 4 (2.55%) MATLAB
13 4 (2.55%) PHP
14 2 (1.27%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 11 (7.01%) Degree
2 9 (5.73%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.46%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.91%) ISEB
4 3 (1.91%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.27%) CCNA
5 2 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.27%) CITP
5 2 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.27%) MCSE
5 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.27%) MOS
6 1 (0.64%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.64%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.82%) SLA
2 4 (2.55%) IEC 62304
2 4 (2.55%) ISO 13485
2 4 (2.55%) ISO 9001
2 4 (2.55%) MISRA
2 4 (2.55%) MISRA C
2 4 (2.55%) QA
3 2 (1.27%) PMO
4 1 (0.64%) GCP
System Software
1 32 (20.38%) Docker
2 25 (15.92%) Virtual Machines
3 15 (9.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (5.10%) Hyper-V
5 7 (4.46%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (3.18%) Active Directory
7 3 (1.91%) Firmware
8 2 (1.27%) Gluster
8 2 (1.27%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.64%) KVM
9 1 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 49 (31.21%) Puppet
2 44 (28.03%) Ansible
3 37 (23.57%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (11.46%) SCCM
5 16 (10.19%) Terraform
6 14 (8.92%) Kubernetes
7 11 (7.01%) Salt
7 11 (7.01%) SCVMM
8 9 (5.73%) Packer
9 8 (5.10%) Docker Swarm
10 7 (4.46%) SCOM
11 5 (3.18%) Marathon
11 5 (3.18%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (1.27%) Cisco IPCC
12 2 (1.27%) HAProxy
12 2 (1.27%) Nagios
12 2 (1.27%) Netcool
13 1 (0.64%) Consul
13 1 (0.64%) Grafana
13 1 (0.64%) SELinux
Vendors
1 51 (32.48%) Microsoft
2 23 (14.65%) BMC
3 20 (12.74%) VMware
4 13 (8.28%) Atlassian
4 13 (8.28%) Citrix
5 12 (7.64%) CollabNet
5 12 (7.64%) IBM
5 12 (7.64%) Ivanti
5 12 (7.64%) Serena
5 12 (7.64%) Sonatype
6 11 (7.01%) ServiceNow
7 9 (5.73%) SaltStack
8 8 (5.10%) Oracle
9 7 (4.46%) Google
10 6 (3.82%) Remedy
11 5 (3.18%) McAfee
11 5 (3.18%) Symantec
11 5 (3.18%) Zoomdata
12 3 (1.91%) New Relic
12 3 (1.91%) webMethods