The table below looks at the statistics for SCOM skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SCOM over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 396 434 426
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -8
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 686 647 593
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.55% 0.55%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.32% 8.99% 9.00%
Number of salaries quoted 544 519 444
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -

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

Systems Management Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
7364 7199 6589
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.89% 6.13% 6.06%
Number of salaries quoted 5889 5780 5148
Average salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.52% -2.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.25% -5.88%

SCOM
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SCOM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SCOM
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SCOM within the UK.

SCOM Salary Trend in the UK

SCOM
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SCOM over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 within the UK.

SCOM Salary Histogram in the UK

SCOM
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 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
England +25 622 £45,000 -5.26% 86
London +4 219 £50,000 -4.76% 18
South East +19 167 £45,000 -5.26% 20
Yorkshire +28 60 £36,000 -0.68% 5
Berkshire +11 60 £62,500 +31.57% 6
South West +18 56 £40,000 +19.40% 21
East of England +23 41 £40,000 -23.80% 5
West Midlands -16 41 £42,500 -10.52% 5
Hampshire +18 40 £44,250 +2.90% 3
City of London +16 39 £55,000 - 5
West Yorkshire +35 36 £36,500 -13.09% 2
Reading -5 32 £63,750 +34.21% 4
Leeds +26 31 £37,000 -1.33% 1
Surrey +11 29 £37,500 -37.50% 5
Southampton +24 25 £50,000 +19.04% 1
Birmingham -17 23 £53,750 -2.27% 1
Scotland +26 22 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Wiltshire +9 19 £37,000 +10.44% 4
East Midlands +7 19 £42,000 -11.57%
Hertfordshire -1 17 £35,000 -31.70% 3
North West -40 17 £40,000 +7.75% 10
Essex +18 16 £41,250 -17.50%
Bristol +7 16 £40,000 -12.08% 12
West Sussex -9 13 £35,000 -18.60%
North Yorkshire - 13 £32,500 - 1
Glasgow +14 11 £38,750 +17.42% 2
Buckinghamshire +2 11 £47,500 - 4
South Yorkshire -13 11 - - 2
Herefordshire +3 10 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Sheffield -18 10 - - 2

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 1199 (78.57%) Windows
2 1073 (70.31%) Microsoft
3 1024 (67.10%) SCCM
4 946 (61.99%) Active Directory
5 689 (45.15%) VMware
5 689 (45.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 602 (39.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 528 (34.60%) ITIL
8 517 (33.88%) MS Exchange
9 499 (32.70%) Hyper-V
10 435 (28.51%) VMware Infrastructure
11 419 (27.46%) SAN
12 409 (26.80%) MS Excel
13 385 (25.23%) Microsoft Certification
14 378 (24.77%) SQL Server
15 372 (24.38%) DNS
16 365 (23.92%) PowerShell
17 352 (23.07%) Windows Server 2003
18 348 (22.80%) Citrix
19 324 (21.23%) SQL
20 320 (20.97%) Exchange Server 2010
21 310 (20.31%) Lync
22 299 (19.59%) Cisco
23 297 (19.46%) DHCP
24 291 (19.07%) HP
24 291 (19.07%) MCSE
25 253 (16.58%) SharePoint
26 218 (14.29%) Windows 7
27 200 (13.11%) XenApp
28 198 (12.98%) SCVMM

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 517 (33.88%) MS Exchange
2 320 (20.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 310 (20.31%) Lync
4 253 (16.58%) SharePoint
5 170 (11.14%) IIS
6 153 (10.03%) Exchange Server 2007
7 142 (9.31%) Exchange Server 2013
8 72 (4.72%) Office Communications Server
9 60 (3.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 47 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2003
11 40 (2.62%) BizTalk Server
11 40 (2.62%) SharePoint 2013
12 30 (1.97%) SharePoint 2010
13 10 (0.66%) Tomcat
14 8 (0.52%) JBoss
15 6 (0.39%) Lotus Domino
15 6 (0.39%) OpenStack
16 5 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
16 5 (0.33%) Apache
17 4 (0.26%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 409 (26.80%) MS Excel
2 144 (9.44%) MS Office
3 15 (0.98%) MS Project
3 15 (0.98%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 38 (2.49%) Dynamics GP
2 19 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.20%) SAP CCM
4 3 (0.20%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.066%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 197 (12.91%) Office 365
2 124 (8.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (4.72%) Cloud Computing
4 61 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
5 38 (2.49%) SaaS
6 30 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
6 30 (1.97%) Amazon S3
7 27 (1.77%) IaaS
8 17 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
9 16 (1.05%) Mimecast
10 9 (0.59%) PaaS
11 3 (0.20%) Sumo Logic
11 3 (0.20%) Yammer
11 3 (0.20%) Symantec.cloud
12 2 (0.13%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.066%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.066%) AWS CloudTrail
13 1 (0.066%) Nimbula
Communications & Networking
1 419 (27.46%) SAN
2 372 (24.38%) DNS
3 297 (19.46%) DHCP
4 190 (12.45%) Firewall
5 167 (10.94%) TCP/IP
6 142 (9.31%) WAN
7 132 (8.65%) LAN
8 69 (4.52%) VPN
9 66 (4.33%) NetScaler
10 58 (3.80%) iSCSI
10 58 (3.80%) Unified Communications
11 55 (3.60%) Internet
12 54 (3.54%) VLAN
13 53 (3.47%) FTP
14 45 (2.95%) VoIP
15 44 (2.88%) NAS
16 38 (2.49%) Wireless
16 38 (2.49%) LDAP
17 37 (2.42%) Cisco ASA
18 31 (2.03%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 378 (24.77%) SQL Server
2 137 (8.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 90 (5.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 60 (3.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 55 (3.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 46 (3.01%) SQL Server 2005
7 25 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (1.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 15 (0.98%) MySQL
10 9 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
11 8 (0.52%) Redis
12 7 (0.46%) Relational Database
13 6 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
14 5 (0.33%) DTS
14 5 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (0.33%) RDBMS
15 4 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
16 3 (0.20%) Oracle Database
16 3 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
17 2 (0.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 36 (2.36%) Subversion
1 36 (2.36%) JIRA
2 20 (1.31%) Visual Studio
3 8 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (0.33%) Introscope
4 5 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.13%) MSI
5 2 (0.13%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.066%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.066%) NUnit
General
1 169 (11.07%) Finance
2 63 (4.13%) Advertising
3 44 (2.88%) Back Office
4 42 (2.75%) Legal
5 37 (2.42%) Law
6 26 (1.70%) Publishing
7 17 (1.11%) Banking
7 17 (1.11%) Retail
8 16 (1.05%) Marketing
9 15 (0.98%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.59%) Telecoms
11 7 (0.46%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.26%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.26%) Billing
13 2 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.13%) German Language
14 1 (0.066%) Welsh Language
14 1 (0.066%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 202 (13.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 199 (13.04%) Analyst
3 180 (11.80%) Consultant
4 129 (8.45%) Support Engineer
5 113 (7.40%) Administrator
6 110 (7.21%) Systems Engineer
7 91 (5.96%) Systems Administrator
8 89 (5.83%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 71 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
10 67 (4.39%) Architect
11 61 (4.00%) Technical Consultant
12 58 (3.80%) Team Leader
13 51 (3.34%) Server Engineer
14 48 (3.15%) Infrastructure Consultant
15 47 (3.08%) Microsoft Consultant
16 44 (2.88%) Systems Support
17 42 (2.75%) Infrastructure Specialist
18 37 (2.42%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 37 (2.42%) SCCM Engineer
19 34 (2.23%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (4.78%) Web Services
2 42 (2.75%) Application Packaging
3 41 (2.69%) .NET
4 18 (1.18%) XML
5 12 (0.79%) SAML
5 12 (0.79%) .NET Framework
6 11 (0.72%) ASP.NET
7 10 (0.66%) MSMQ
8 6 (0.39%) COM
8 6 (0.39%) jQuery
9 5 (0.33%) SAP PI
9 5 (0.33%) WCF
9 5 (0.33%) JSON
9 5 (0.33%) Ajax
9 5 (0.33%) Middleware
9 5 (0.33%) SOAP
10 3 (0.20%) XMPP
10 3 (0.20%) WAP
11 2 (0.13%) HTML
11 2 (0.13%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 153 (10.03%) Clustering
2 122 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (4.46%) Blackberry
4 57 (3.74%) Private Cloud
5 43 (2.82%) Replication
6 36 (2.36%) Video Conferencing
7 27 (1.77%) EqualLogic
8 24 (1.57%) Computer Science
8 24 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
9 22 (1.44%) Management Information System
9 22 (1.44%) Public Cloud
10 21 (1.38%) PKI
11 15 (0.98%) FlexPod
12 14 (0.92%) Digital Media
13 10 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
14 9 (0.59%) CMDB
15 8 (0.52%) iPad
15 8 (0.52%) Hedge funds
16 7 (0.46%) iPhone
16 7 (0.46%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1199 (78.57%) Windows
2 689 (45.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 602 (39.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 352 (23.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 218 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 178 (11.66%) Linux
7 83 (5.44%) Windows XP
8 65 (4.26%) UNIX
9 63 (4.13%) Windows 8
10 29 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 22 (1.44%) Solaris
12 10 (0.66%) Windows 2000
13 7 (0.46%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
14 5 (0.33%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.33%) AIX
14 5 (0.33%) HPUX
15 4 (0.26%) Android
15 4 (0.26%) CentOS
16 3 (0.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 528 (34.60%) ITIL
2 144 (9.44%) Project Management
3 127 (8.32%) Disaster Recovery
4 122 (7.99%) Migration
5 114 (7.47%) Service Management
6 93 (6.09%) Root Cause Analysis
7 89 (5.83%) Change Management
8 86 (5.64%) Problem Management
9 80 (5.24%) Data Protection
10 76 (4.98%) Incident Management
11 64 (4.19%) Mentoring
12 56 (3.67%) CRM
12 56 (3.67%) Service Delivery
13 48 (3.15%) Network Monitoring
14 44 (2.88%) ITIL V3
14 44 (2.88%) PRINCE2
15 43 (2.82%) High Availability
15 43 (2.82%) Capacity Planning
15 43 (2.82%) People Management
16 40 (2.62%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 365 (23.92%) PowerShell
2 324 (21.23%) SQL
3 46 (3.01%) VBScript
4 40 (2.62%) Bash Shell
5 19 (1.25%) Shell Script
6 16 (1.05%) T-SQL
7 12 (0.79%) VB
7 12 (0.79%) C
7 12 (0.79%) Python
8 11 (0.72%) Perl
9 10 (0.66%) Java
9 10 (0.66%) JavaScript
10 7 (0.46%) PHP
11 6 (0.39%) C#
12 5 (0.33%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.26%) Ruby
14 3 (0.20%) R
15 1 (0.066%) ActionScript 2.0
15 1 (0.066%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 385 (25.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 291 (19.07%) MCSE
3 194 (12.71%) Security Cleared
4 171 (11.21%) MCITP
5 124 (8.13%) SC Cleared
6 104 (6.82%) Degree
7 83 (5.44%) MCTS
8 76 (4.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 76 (4.98%) Cisco Certification
9 74 (4.85%) MCSA
10 70 (4.59%) ITIL Certification
10 70 (4.59%) DV Cleared
11 67 (4.39%) MCP
12 58 (3.80%) Citrix Certification
13 57 (3.74%) CCA
14 42 (2.75%) CCNA
15 36 (2.36%) CCNP
16 12 (0.79%) CCDP
17 11 (0.72%) VCP5
18 10 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (9.50%) SLA
2 13 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (0.72%) QA
4 5 (0.33%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 946 (61.99%) Active Directory
2 499 (32.70%) Hyper-V
3 435 (28.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 200 (13.11%) XenApp
5 186 (12.19%) vSphere
6 168 (11.01%) XenDesktop
7 125 (8.19%) VMware ESXi
8 95 (6.23%) VMware ESX
9 89 (5.83%) Microsoft App-V
10 58 (3.80%) XenServer
11 45 (2.95%) ISA Server
12 40 (2.62%) Forefront TMG
13 26 (1.70%) Terminal Services
14 25 (1.64%) VMware Server
15 23 (1.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 22 (1.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 18 (1.18%) UAG
18 16 (1.05%) BitLocker
19 13 (0.85%) vCloud
20 8 (0.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1024 (67.10%) SCCM
2 198 (12.98%) SCVMM
3 96 (6.29%) SCOrch
4 80 (5.24%) WSUS
5 75 (4.91%) Nagios
6 74 (4.85%) NetBackup
7 70 (4.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 70 (4.59%) SCSM
8 60 (3.93%) SCDPM
9 51 (3.34%) Backup Exec
10 47 (3.08%) HP SIM
11 43 (2.82%) OpenView
12 35 (2.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 33 (2.16%) HP Data Protector
14 31 (2.03%) EMC NetWorker
15 26 (1.70%) Windows Intune
15 26 (1.70%) EdgeSight
16 25 (1.64%) vMotion
17 23 (1.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 22 (1.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1073 (70.31%) Microsoft
2 689 (45.15%) VMware
3 348 (22.80%) Citrix
4 299 (19.59%) Cisco
5 291 (19.07%) HP
6 158 (10.35%) Dell
7 127 (8.32%) NetApp
8 118 (7.73%) Symantec
9 99 (6.49%) EMC
10 93 (6.09%) Remedy
11 88 (5.77%) Oracle
12 87 (5.70%) SolarWinds
13 60 (3.93%) AppSense
14 50 (3.28%) CommVault
15 45 (2.95%) Veeam
16 38 (2.49%) Red Hat
17 37 (2.42%) IBM
17 37 (2.42%) LANDesk
18 34 (2.23%) Juniper
19 30 (1.97%) Altiris
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Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + bonus
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Salary: £34000 - £35000 per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
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Hampshire
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum + bens
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Somerset
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Red10
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
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CGI
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
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Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £34k - £35k per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
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Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Health & Pension
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Salary: From £34,000 to £36,000 per annum £34-36k+
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Great Benefits
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
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