The table below looks at the statistics for SCCM skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SCCM over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 203 169 216
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +47
Permanent jobs citing SCCM 53 71 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.72% 1.05% 0.53%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.01% 20.17% 10.10%
Number of salaries quoted 44 56 34
Average salary £39,750 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.24% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £27,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,800
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-16.09% +8.75%
SCCM
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Systems Management Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
331 352 386
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.48% 5.20% 5.29%
Number of salaries quoted 237 283 293
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

SCCM
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SCCM across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

SCCM Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SCCM
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SCCM across the North West region.

SCCM Salary Trend in the North West

SCCM
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SCCM across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

SCCM Salary Histogram in the North West

SCCM
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -31 25 £45,000 +16.88% 7
Cheshire -25 12 £32,500 -1.51% 2
Merseyside +15 11 £38,000 -5.00% 1
Lancashire - 4 £45,000 - 2
Cumbria - 2 £36,000 -
SCCM
England

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing SCCM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SCCM.

1 94 (79.66%) Windows
2 92 (77.97%) Microsoft
3 64 (54.24%) VMware
4 59 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 53 (44.92%) SCOM
6 52 (44.07%) Hyper-V
7 49 (41.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 47 (39.83%) VMware Infrastructure
9 46 (38.98%) MS Exchange
10 44 (37.29%) Citrix
11 36 (30.51%) Windows Server 2012
12 34 (28.81%) SAN
13 32 (27.12%) SQL
13 32 (27.12%) Exchange Server 2010
14 29 (24.58%) SharePoint
14 29 (24.58%) Windows 7
15 28 (23.73%) ITIL
16 27 (22.88%) MS Excel
16 27 (22.88%) Microsoft Certification
16 27 (22.88%) vSphere
17 25 (21.19%) SQL Server
17 25 (21.19%) Windows Server 2003
17 25 (21.19%) Exchange Server 2013
18 23 (19.49%) HP
19 21 (17.80%) DNS
19 21 (17.80%) Internet
19 21 (17.80%) Symantec
20 20 (16.95%) DHCP
20 20 (16.95%) MCSE
21 19 (16.10%) Citrix Certification

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing SCCM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SCCM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 46 (38.98%) MS Exchange
2 32 (27.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (24.58%) SharePoint
4 25 (21.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (15.25%) Lync
6 12 (10.17%) SharePoint 2013
7 10 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (7.63%) IIS
8 9 (7.63%) Apache
9 8 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (5.93%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (4.24%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (4.24%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (3.39%) TPMS
13 3 (2.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 27 (22.88%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.47%) MS Office
3 1 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.85%) MS Project
3 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (8.47%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.25%) Office 365
2 6 (5.08%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (5.08%) Amazon S3
2 6 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.08%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (28.81%) SAN
2 21 (17.80%) DNS
2 21 (17.80%) Internet
3 20 (16.95%) DHCP
4 15 (12.71%) NAS
5 14 (11.86%) SNMP
6 11 (9.32%) WAN
6 11 (9.32%) LAN
6 11 (9.32%) iSCSI
7 10 (8.47%) TCP/IP
7 10 (8.47%) Firewall
8 8 (6.78%) VLAN
9 6 (5.08%) SSL
9 6 (5.08%) IPsec
10 5 (4.24%) Unified Communications
10 5 (4.24%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (4.24%) Intranet
10 5 (4.24%) LDAP
11 4 (3.39%) VPN
11 4 (3.39%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (21.19%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (8.47%) MySQL
4 7 (5.93%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (4.24%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.69%) OLAP
7 2 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (3.39%) MSI
2 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.85%) JIRA
General
1 17 (14.41%) Finance
2 7 (5.93%) Back Office
3 6 (5.08%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.08%) Banking
3 6 (5.08%) Retail
3 6 (5.08%) Greek Language
3 6 (5.08%) Polish Language
4 5 (4.24%) Marketing
4 5 (4.24%) Multimedia
5 3 (2.54%) Advertising
6 2 (1.69%) Games
6 2 (1.69%) Legal
7 1 (0.85%) Billing
Job Titles
1 30 (25.42%) Support Engineer
2 17 (14.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (6.78%) Junior
4 7 (5.93%) Operations Team Leader
4 7 (5.93%) Team Leader
4 7 (5.93%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (5.93%) Consultant
5 6 (5.08%) Analyst
5 6 (5.08%) Architect
5 6 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (5.08%) IT Support Engineer
5 6 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (5.08%) IT Support
6 5 (4.24%) Senior Technician
6 5 (4.24%) Junior Support Engineer
6 5 (4.24%) Microsoft Specialist
6 5 (4.24%) ICT Technician
6 5 (4.24%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 5 (4.24%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (3.39%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.93%) HTML
2 6 (5.08%) Web Services
3 5 (4.24%) Application Packaging
4 2 (1.69%) CSS
5 1 (0.85%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.32%) Clustering
3 7 (5.93%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.93%) Firmware
4 5 (4.24%) VLE
5 4 (3.39%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.54%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.54%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.85%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.85%) Tandem
7 1 (0.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 94 (79.66%) Windows
2 49 (41.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (30.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (24.58%) Windows 7
5 25 (21.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (12.71%) Linux
7 7 (5.93%) CentOS
7 7 (5.93%) UNIX
8 6 (5.08%) Windows 8
9 5 (4.24%) Apple iOS
9 5 (4.24%) Mac OS X
10 4 (3.39%) Debian
11 3 (2.54%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.69%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.85%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (23.73%) ITIL
2 15 (12.71%) Service Management
2 15 (12.71%) Service Delivery
3 13 (11.02%) Migration
4 11 (9.32%) CRM
4 11 (9.32%) Problem Management
5 10 (8.47%) Strategic Planning
5 10 (8.47%) Change Management
5 10 (8.47%) Coaching
6 7 (5.93%) Configuration Management
7 6 (5.08%) High Availability
8 5 (4.24%) Software Deployment
8 5 (4.24%) Change Control
8 5 (4.24%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (4.24%) Project Planning
8 5 (4.24%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (3.39%) Technical Architecture
10 3 (2.54%) Line Management
10 3 (2.54%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 32 (27.12%) SQL
2 19 (16.10%) PowerShell
3 7 (5.93%) VB
4 5 (4.24%) PHP
5 4 (3.39%) VBScript
6 2 (1.69%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.69%) Perl
7 1 (0.85%) Java
7 1 (0.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 27 (22.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (16.95%) MCSE
3 19 (16.10%) Citrix Certification
4 16 (13.56%) MCITP
5 13 (11.02%) Security Cleared
6 12 (10.17%) MCTS
6 12 (10.17%) Degree
7 11 (9.32%) MCSA
7 11 (9.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (7.63%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (6.78%) MCP
9 8 (6.78%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (6.78%) CCA
9 8 (6.78%) CCNA
10 7 (5.93%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.85%) MCDST
11 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (12.71%) SLA
2 5 (4.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.24%) BS7799
System Software
1 59 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 52 (44.07%) Hyper-V
3 47 (39.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (22.88%) vSphere
5 11 (9.32%) vCloud
6 10 (8.47%) XenApp
6 10 (8.47%) XenDesktop
7 8 (6.78%) VMware ESX
8 7 (5.93%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (4.24%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (4.24%) VMware Server
10 4 (3.39%) Terminal Services
11 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (2.54%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (2.54%) ISA Server
12 2 (1.69%) Squid
12 2 (1.69%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 53 (44.92%) SCOM
2 18 (15.25%) SCVMM
2 18 (15.25%) Backup Exec
3 12 (10.17%) WSUS
4 10 (8.47%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (6.78%) WhatsUp Gold
5 8 (6.78%) HP SIM
6 6 (5.08%) OpenNMS
6 6 (5.08%) Puppet
6 6 (5.08%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (4.24%) SCDPM
7 5 (4.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (3.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (1.69%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (1.69%) Nagios
9 2 (1.69%) BladeLogic
9 2 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.85%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.85%) SCSM
10 1 (0.85%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 92 (77.97%) Microsoft
2 64 (54.24%) VMware
3 44 (37.29%) Citrix
4 23 (19.49%) HP
5 21 (17.80%) Symantec
6 16 (13.56%) Sophos
6 16 (13.56%) Dell
7 15 (12.71%) Cisco
8 12 (10.17%) Sage
9 11 (9.32%) McAfee
10 10 (8.47%) Avaya
11 9 (7.63%) NetApp
11 9 (7.63%) Red Hat
11 9 (7.63%) Oracle
12 7 (5.93%) Veeam
13 6 (5.08%) EMC
13 6 (5.08%) Fujitsu
13 6 (5.08%) Acronis
14 2 (1.69%) BMC
14 2 (1.69%) CA
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