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 2 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 226 194 208
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +14
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 19 56 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.83% 0.60%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.69% 16.18% 13.69%
Number of salaries quoted 19 39 40
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £22,500 £26,850
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -
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
247 346 314
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.09% 5.11% 4.38%
Number of salaries quoted 184 265 225
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £60,000 £51,600
UK excluding London average salary £44,250 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+9.25% -4.70%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 +2 8 £40,000 +9.58% 2
Merseyside +10 5 £50,000 +17.64%
Manchester -27 4 £51,250 +36.66% 6
Lancashire -19 2 £30,000 -19.18%
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 55 (90.16%) Microsoft
2 53 (86.89%) Windows
3 52 (85.25%) SCCM
4 34 (55.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (54.10%) VMware
6 28 (45.90%) MS Exchange
7 25 (40.98%) NetApp
8 23 (37.70%) Active Directory
9 21 (34.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (32.79%) Hyper-V
10 20 (32.79%) SQL Server
11 19 (31.15%) Cisco
12 18 (29.51%) ITIL
13 16 (26.23%) SQL
13 16 (26.23%) SharePoint
14 15 (24.59%) MS Excel
14 15 (24.59%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (24.59%) Finance
15 12 (19.67%) McAfee
15 12 (19.67%) IIS
15 12 (19.67%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (19.67%) SCOrch
16 11 (18.03%) SAN
16 11 (18.03%) Exchange Server 2007
16 11 (18.03%) SQL Server 2008
17 10 (16.39%) vSphere
17 10 (16.39%) Windows 7
17 10 (16.39%) Windows 8
17 10 (16.39%) Root Cause Analysis
17 10 (16.39%) EMC NetWorker

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 28 (45.90%) MS Exchange
2 16 (26.23%) SharePoint
3 12 (19.67%) IIS
4 11 (18.03%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (13.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (4.92%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (24.59%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.28%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.64%) IaaS
2 1 (1.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.03%) SAN
2 8 (13.11%) LAN
2 8 (13.11%) WAN
3 7 (11.48%) DNS
4 6 (9.84%) Firewall
4 6 (9.84%) DHCP
4 6 (9.84%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (9.84%) NAS
5 5 (8.20%) TCP/IP
5 5 (8.20%) Internet
5 5 (8.20%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (6.56%) VPN
6 4 (6.56%) SSL
6 4 (6.56%) VLAN
6 4 (6.56%) iSCSI
7 3 (4.92%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (4.92%) FCoE
7 3 (4.92%) PABX
7 3 (4.92%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (4.92%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (32.79%) SQL Server
2 11 (18.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (14.75%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 15 (24.59%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Legal
3 3 (4.92%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.64%) Billing
Job Titles
1 19 (31.15%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 7 (11.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (9.84%) DBA
3 6 (9.84%) SQL DBA
3 6 (9.84%) SQL Server DBA
4 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Specialist
4 5 (8.20%) IT Support
4 5 (8.20%) Consultant
5 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (6.56%) Architect
5 4 (6.56%) Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (4.92%) IT Manager
7 2 (3.28%) Server Specialist
7 2 (3.28%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (3.28%) Storage Specialist
7 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Clustering
1 7 (11.48%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.92%) FlexPod
2 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.64%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 53 (86.89%) Windows
2 34 (55.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (34.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (24.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (16.39%) Windows 7
5 10 (16.39%) Windows 8
6 8 (13.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.51%) ITIL
2 10 (16.39%) Root Cause Analysis
3 7 (11.48%) Service Management
4 6 (9.84%) Mentoring
4 6 (9.84%) Coaching
4 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (9.84%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (8.20%) Business Continuity
5 5 (8.20%) PRINCE2
6 4 (6.56%) Data Protection
7 3 (4.92%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (4.92%) Security Patching
7 3 (4.92%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (4.92%) ITIL V2
7 3 (4.92%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (4.92%) ERP
7 3 (4.92%) Data Security
7 3 (4.92%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (3.28%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 16 (26.23%) SQL
2 3 (4.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (19.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (13.11%) MCTS
3 7 (11.48%) CCNA
3 7 (11.48%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (8.20%) Security Cleared
4 5 (8.20%) MCP
5 3 (4.92%) NCDA
5 3 (4.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (4.92%) CCNP
5 3 (4.92%) MCSE
6 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.64%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) SLA
1 2 (3.28%) QA
System Software
1 23 (37.70%) Active Directory
2 20 (32.79%) Hyper-V
3 10 (16.39%) vSphere
4 4 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (4.92%) XenApp
5 3 (4.92%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.64%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 52 (85.25%) SCCM
2 12 (19.67%) SCOrch
3 10 (16.39%) EMC NetWorker
4 8 (13.11%) SCVMM
5 7 (11.48%) SCSM
6 6 (9.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (6.56%) WSUS
7 4 (6.56%) SCDPM
8 3 (4.92%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (1.64%) HP SIM
9 1 (1.64%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 55 (90.16%) Microsoft
2 33 (54.10%) VMware
3 25 (40.98%) NetApp
4 19 (31.15%) Cisco
5 12 (19.67%) McAfee
6 10 (16.39%) Dell
6 10 (16.39%) EMC
7 9 (14.75%) SAP
8 6 (9.84%) HP
8 6 (9.84%) Oracle
9 5 (8.20%) Citrix
10 3 (4.92%) Meraki
10 3 (4.92%) Veeam
10 3 (4.92%) Riverbed
10 3 (4.92%) Polycom
10 3 (4.92%) IBM
10 3 (4.92%) Symantec
10 3 (4.92%) NEC
11 2 (3.28%) Sophos
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