The table below looks at the statistics for SCOM 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 SCOM over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 222 193 236
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +43
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 27 59 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.41% 0.83% 0.36%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.71% 14.29% 8.04%
Number of salaries quoted 19 45 22
Average salary £40,000 £33,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.21% -12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,000 £23,350
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £47,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -5.26%
SCOM
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
310 413 336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.72% 5.78% 4.47%
Number of salaries quoted 227 313 247
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%

SCOM
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

SCOM Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SCOM
Salary Trend in the North West

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

SCOM Salary Trend in the North West

SCOM
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SCOM across the North West region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

SCOM Salary Histogram in the North West

SCOM
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 SCOM within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
Cheshire +5 9 £40,000 +21.21% 4
Lancashire +7 7 £30,000 -19.18%
Manchester -35 6 £24,500 -24.61% 3
Cumbria - 2 - -
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing SCOM 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 SCOM.

1 60 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 55 (84.62%) Windows
2 55 (84.62%) SCCM
3 35 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (47.69%) VMware
5 25 (38.46%) MS Exchange
6 24 (36.92%) Hyper-V
7 23 (35.38%) Active Directory
7 23 (35.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (33.85%) NetApp
9 18 (27.69%) Cisco
9 18 (27.69%) SQL
10 17 (26.15%) SQL Server
10 17 (26.15%) MS Excel
11 16 (24.62%) ITIL
12 15 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (21.54%) McAfee
13 14 (21.54%) SharePoint
13 14 (21.54%) Finance
14 13 (20.00%) SCOrch
15 12 (18.46%) SQL Server 2008
15 12 (18.46%) SCVMM
15 12 (18.46%) IIS
15 12 (18.46%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (16.92%) Dell
16 11 (16.92%) Windows 7
17 10 (15.38%) Security Cleared
17 10 (15.38%) SAN
17 10 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
17 10 (15.38%) Windows 8

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing SCOM 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 SCOM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (38.46%) MS Exchange
2 14 (21.54%) SharePoint
3 12 (18.46%) IIS
4 9 (13.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (13.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (6.15%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.54%) Lync
Applications
1 17 (26.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (4.62%) Office 365
2 2 (3.08%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.54%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.38%) SAN
2 7 (10.77%) Firewall
3 6 (9.23%) NAS
4 5 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (7.69%) DNS
4 5 (7.69%) LAN
4 5 (7.69%) WAN
4 5 (7.69%) DHCP
4 5 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 4 (6.15%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (4.62%) iSCSI
6 3 (4.62%) PABX
7 1 (1.54%) VLAN
7 1 (1.54%) VPN
7 1 (1.54%) SSL
7 1 (1.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (26.15%) SQL Server
2 12 (18.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 14 (21.54%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.54%) Billing
3 1 (1.54%) German Language
Job Titles
1 16 (24.62%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 9 (13.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (12.31%) Consultant
4 6 (9.23%) DBA
4 6 (9.23%) SQL Server DBA
4 6 (9.23%) SQL DBA
5 5 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (7.69%) Server Specialist
5 5 (7.69%) IT Support
5 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Specialist
6 4 (6.15%) Architect
6 4 (6.15%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (6.15%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.62%) IT Manager
8 2 (3.08%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 2 (3.08%) Storage Specialist
8 2 (3.08%) Project Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Server Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.08%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) Clustering
2 2 (3.08%) Fat Client
2 2 (3.08%) Thin Client
2 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.08%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.54%) AS400
3 1 (1.54%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 55 (84.62%) Windows
2 35 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (35.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (16.92%) Windows 7
6 10 (15.38%) Windows 8
7 8 (12.31%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.08%) Linux
9 1 (1.54%) UNIX
9 1 (1.54%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.62%) ITIL
2 8 (12.31%) Root Cause Analysis
3 7 (10.77%) PRINCE2
3 7 (10.77%) Service Management
4 6 (9.23%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (9.23%) Mentoring
4 6 (9.23%) Coaching
5 4 (6.15%) Data Protection
5 4 (6.15%) ITIL V2
6 3 (4.62%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (4.62%) ERP
6 3 (4.62%) Data Security
7 2 (3.08%) Software Distribution
7 2 (3.08%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.54%) Change Management
8 1 (1.54%) Time Management
8 1 (1.54%) High Availability
8 1 (1.54%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (1.54%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 18 (27.69%) SQL
2 3 (4.62%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.54%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (18.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 9 (13.85%) MCTS
4 7 (10.77%) SC Cleared
5 5 (7.69%) MCP
5 5 (7.69%) CCNA
5 5 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (6.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (6.15%) NCDA
7 1 (1.54%) MCITP
7 1 (1.54%) Degree
7 1 (1.54%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (36.92%) Hyper-V
2 23 (35.38%) Active Directory
3 7 (10.77%) vSphere
4 3 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.08%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.08%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.54%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.54%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 55 (84.62%) SCCM
2 13 (20.00%) SCOrch
3 12 (18.46%) SCVMM
4 8 (12.31%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (12.31%) SCSM
5 7 (10.77%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (7.69%) SCDPM
6 5 (7.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (6.15%) BladeLogic
7 4 (6.15%) BMC PATROL
7 4 (6.15%) Nagios
7 4 (6.15%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (3.08%) Backup Exec
8 2 (3.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (3.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 60 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 31 (47.69%) VMware
3 22 (33.85%) NetApp
4 18 (27.69%) Cisco
5 14 (21.54%) McAfee
6 11 (16.92%) Dell
7 9 (13.85%) HP
7 9 (13.85%) SAP
7 9 (13.85%) Symantec
8 7 (10.77%) Oracle
8 7 (10.77%) EMC
9 4 (6.15%) Citrix
9 4 (6.15%) BMC
9 4 (6.15%) CA
9 4 (6.15%) Tripwire
9 4 (6.15%) Trend Micro
10 3 (4.62%) NEC
10 3 (4.62%) Polycom
10 3 (4.62%) Veeam
11 2 (3.08%) CommVault
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