The table below looks at the statistics for Systems Management Server (SMS) 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 Systems Management Server (SMS) over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 253 239 239
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Permanent jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 3 1 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.040% 0.014% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.99% 0.29% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 6
Average salary £34,500 £60,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-42.50% +71.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,900 £60,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,900 £60,000 £43,750
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £34,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-13.04% -9.21%
Systems Management Server (SMS)
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
303 344 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.07% 4.90% 4.68%
Number of salaries quoted 214 276 264
Average salary £38,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.29% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,550 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Systems Management Server (SMS) Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) across the North West region.

Systems Management Server (SMS) Salary Trend in the North West

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) across the North West region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Systems Management Server (SMS) Salary Histogram in the North West

Systems Management Server (SMS)
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 Systems Management Server (SMS) within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 August 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 -3 1 £65,000 +8.33%
Cheshire - 1 £32,500 -
Cumbria - 1 £34,500 -
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 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 Systems Management Server (SMS).

1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (58.33%) Internet
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (50.00%) VMware
4 6 (50.00%) SCCM
4 6 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (41.67%) SQL
5 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (33.33%) MS Office
6 4 (33.33%) Symantec
6 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
6 4 (33.33%) IVR
6 4 (33.33%) LTE
6 4 (33.33%) Campaign Management
7 3 (25.00%) ITIL
7 3 (25.00%) Citrix
7 3 (25.00%) SAN
7 3 (25.00%) NetApp
7 3 (25.00%) Terminal Services
7 3 (25.00%) ISA Server
7 3 (25.00%) Change Management
7 3 (25.00%) Advertising
7 3 (25.00%) NetBackup
7 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (25.00%) VMware Server
7 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 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 Systems Management Server (SMS). Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2000
3 2 (16.67%) IIS
3 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) Internet
2 4 (33.33%) LTE
3 3 (25.00%) SAN
4 2 (16.67%) DNS
5 1 (8.33%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (25.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) Consultant
1 2 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Pre Sales Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) IVR
2 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (16.67%) Clustering
3 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000
4 2 (16.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Campaign Management
2 3 (25.00%) Business Transformation
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) MCSE
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (16.67%) MCTS
1 2 (16.67%) MCITP
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (25.00%) Terminal Services
3 3 (25.00%) ISA Server
3 3 (25.00%) VMware Server
4 2 (16.67%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (16.67%) UAG
4 2 (16.67%) VMware ESX
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (16.67%) MetaFrame
5 1 (8.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) SCCM
2 3 (25.00%) NetBackup
3 2 (16.67%) MOM
3 2 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (16.67%) SCOM
3 2 (16.67%) HP SIM
3 2 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (16.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (33.33%) Symantec
4 3 (25.00%) NetApp
4 3 (25.00%) Citrix
5 2 (16.67%) CA
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle
5 2 (16.67%) IBM
5 2 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (16.67%) Dell
5 2 (16.67%) EMC