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 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 227 191 220
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +29
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 26 46 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.36% 0.67% 0.45%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.90% 12.89% 8.51%
Number of salaries quoted 21 42 28
Average salary £41,500 £37,750 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.93% -15.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £28,750 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £43,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-2.43% -1.20%
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
329 357 388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.52% 5.18% 5.25%
Number of salaries quoted 236 287 292
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +0.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £51,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,250
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.10%

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 September 2014.

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 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
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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 -23 16 £45,750 +20.39% 8
Merseyside - 7 £22,500 -
Cheshire -15 3 £40,750 +8.66% 1
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 59 (84.29%) Microsoft
2 56 (80.00%) Windows
3 54 (77.14%) SCCM
4 38 (54.29%) Hyper-V
5 33 (47.14%) Active Directory
5 33 (47.14%) VMware
6 31 (44.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (42.86%) Citrix
7 30 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 23 (32.86%) MS Excel
10 22 (31.43%) ITIL
11 18 (25.71%) SAN
12 17 (24.29%) MS Exchange
12 17 (24.29%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (22.86%) Service Management
13 16 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2010
14 15 (21.43%) DNS
14 15 (21.43%) Citrix Certification
14 15 (21.43%) SCVMM
15 14 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
15 14 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
16 13 (18.57%) SQL Server
16 13 (18.57%) SharePoint
17 12 (17.14%) SQL
17 12 (17.14%) Sage
17 12 (17.14%) Security Cleared
18 11 (15.71%) CRM
18 11 (15.71%) Symantec
18 11 (15.71%) McAfee

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 17 (24.29%) MS Exchange
2 16 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (18.57%) SharePoint
5 7 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (10.00%) Apache
6 6 (8.57%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (7.14%) nginx
7 5 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (7.14%) Lync
8 4 (5.71%) TPMS
8 4 (5.71%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (4.29%) IIS
Applications
1 23 (32.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.43%) MS Project
2 1 (1.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (14.29%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (8.57%) Office 365
2 6 (8.57%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (8.57%) Amazon S3
2 6 (8.57%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (25.71%) SAN
2 15 (21.43%) DNS
3 10 (14.29%) DHCP
4 9 (12.86%) Internet
4 9 (12.86%) NAS
5 8 (11.43%) iSCSI
5 8 (11.43%) LAN
5 8 (11.43%) WAN
6 7 (10.00%) SNMP
6 7 (10.00%) TCP/IP
6 7 (10.00%) IPsec
7 5 (7.14%) Wireshark
7 5 (7.14%) tcpdump
7 5 (7.14%) Unified Communications
7 5 (7.14%) SMTP
8 3 (4.29%) Firewall
9 2 (2.86%) VLAN
9 2 (2.86%) VPN
10 1 (1.43%) HTTPS
10 1 (1.43%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.57%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.43%) MySQL
3 7 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (8.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (4.29%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.86%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 11 (15.71%) Finance
2 7 (10.00%) Retail
2 7 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.00%) Greek Language
2 7 (10.00%) Polish Language
3 5 (7.14%) Local Government
4 1 (1.43%) Billing
4 1 (1.43%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (31.43%) Support Engineer
2 12 (17.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (11.43%) Junior
4 7 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) Junior Support Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Specialist
5 5 (7.14%) Engineering Manager
5 5 (7.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 5 (7.14%) Storage Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Technical Services Manager
6 4 (5.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Technical Manager
6 4 (5.71%) Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) Service Manager
6 4 (5.71%) Architect
7 3 (4.29%) Service Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.29%) Support Technician
7 3 (4.29%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.00%) Web Services
2 2 (2.86%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.14%) Replication
3 4 (5.71%) FMCG
4 3 (4.29%) EqualLogic
5 2 (2.86%) Clustering
5 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 56 (80.00%) Windows
2 31 (44.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (24.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (14.29%) Linux
6 9 (12.86%) Windows 7
7 5 (7.14%) AIX
7 5 (7.14%) UNIX
7 5 (7.14%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.86%) Debian
9 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (31.43%) ITIL
2 16 (22.86%) Service Management
3 11 (15.71%) Service Delivery
3 11 (15.71%) CRM
3 11 (15.71%) Configuration Management
4 8 (11.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (11.43%) Problem Management
5 7 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 5 (7.14%) Coaching
6 5 (7.14%) High Availability
6 5 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (7.14%) Business Continuity
7 4 (5.71%) Change Management
7 4 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.86%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.86%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.14%) SQL
2 5 (7.14%) Ruby
2 5 (7.14%) Perl
2 5 (7.14%) PHP
3 2 (2.86%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.43%) C#
4 1 (1.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (21.43%) Citrix Certification
2 14 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (17.14%) Security Cleared
4 10 (14.29%) MCSE
5 8 (11.43%) MCSA
5 8 (11.43%) CCNA
5 8 (11.43%) CCA
5 8 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (11.43%) MCP
5 8 (11.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (11.43%) MCTS
5 8 (11.43%) MCITP
6 7 (10.00%) Degree
6 7 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (7.14%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.86%) SLA
2 5 (7.14%) BS7799
2 5 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 38 (54.29%) Hyper-V
2 33 (47.14%) Active Directory
3 28 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (14.29%) vSphere
5 7 (10.00%) vCloud
6 5 (7.14%) Varnish
6 5 (7.14%) Squid
7 3 (4.29%) VMware ESX
7 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (4.29%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (4.29%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (4.29%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.86%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.43%) XenApp
9 1 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.43%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 54 (77.14%) SCCM
2 15 (21.43%) SCVMM
3 11 (15.71%) Puppet
3 11 (15.71%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (11.43%) Backup Exec
5 7 (10.00%) OpenNMS
5 7 (10.00%) Nagios
6 6 (8.57%) NetBackup
7 5 (7.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (7.14%) SCDPM
7 5 (7.14%) Netcool
8 2 (2.86%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (2.86%) BladeLogic
9 1 (1.43%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 59 (84.29%) Microsoft
2 33 (47.14%) VMware
3 30 (42.86%) Citrix
4 12 (17.14%) Sage
5 11 (15.71%) Symantec
5 11 (15.71%) McAfee
6 10 (14.29%) Avaya
6 10 (14.29%) Veeam
7 8 (11.43%) Cisco
7 8 (11.43%) Sophos
8 7 (10.00%) Fujitsu
8 7 (10.00%) Acronis
8 7 (10.00%) Dell
9 6 (8.57%) HP
10 5 (7.14%) NetApp
10 5 (7.14%) Red Hat
10 5 (7.14%) SAP
11 4 (5.71%) Oracle
11 4 (5.71%) IBM
11 4 (5.71%) Remedy
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