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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 374 437 431
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -6
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 742 649 613
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.54% 0.55%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.77% 8.67% 9.12%
Number of salaries quoted 580 524 452
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £36,700
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £69,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -5.26%

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
7597 7486 6724
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.87% 6.23% 5.99%
Number of salaries quoted 6042 5917 5180
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £29,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -2.35%

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 24 April 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 24 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
England +40 694 £45,000 -5.26% 68
London +38 275 £50,000 - 18
South East -6 142 £50,000 - 24
Yorkshire +43 84 £36,500 +4.28% 5
City of London +34 60 £52,500 - 5
East of England +47 59 £40,000 -23.80% 3
Berkshire -5 58 £60,000 +14.28% 9
West Yorkshire +43 50 £37,500 +3.44% 3
South West -5 42 £34,000 +1.49% 8
West Midlands -31 36 £42,500 -10.52% 3
Leeds +24 35 £37,500 +3.44% 2
Hampshire +10 32 £50,000 - 6
Hertfordshire +10 28 £32,500 -36.58% 1
East Midlands +16 25 £42,000 +7.69% 2
Birmingham -8 25 £45,000 -18.18% 1
North West -17 25 £40,000 +21.21% 5
Surrey -3 24 £46,250 -22.91% 6
Reading -12 24 £61,250 +32.43% 5
North Yorkshire +35 20 £31,250 -8.08%
Southampton +9 20 £50,000 +19.04% 2
Essex +20 19 £47,500 +5.55%
Scotland +18 19 £45,000 +8.43%
Maidenhead +6 16 £63,750 -
Canary Wharf - 13 £65,000 -
Wiltshire +10 12 £33,500 - 3
Sheffield -8 12 - - 2
South Yorkshire -11 12 - - 2
Bristol +5 11 £40,000 -23.80% 4
Colchester +5 10 £61,250 +36.11%
West Sussex -1 10 £38,750 -6.62% 1

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1265 (78.04%) Windows
2 1157 (71.38%) Microsoft
3 1078 (66.50%) SCCM
4 993 (61.26%) Active Directory
5 735 (45.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 709 (43.74%) VMware
7 636 (39.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 567 (34.98%) Hyper-V
9 556 (34.30%) MS Exchange
10 553 (34.11%) ITIL
11 454 (28.01%) VMware Infrastructure
12 428 (26.40%) MS Excel
13 421 (25.97%) SAN
14 394 (24.31%) Microsoft Certification
15 376 (23.20%) Windows Server 2003
16 372 (22.95%) PowerShell
17 365 (22.52%) Citrix
17 365 (22.52%) SQL Server
18 346 (21.34%) DNS
19 340 (20.97%) Exchange Server 2010
20 332 (20.48%) SQL
21 325 (20.05%) HP
22 320 (19.74%) Cisco
23 319 (19.68%) Lync
24 296 (18.26%) MCSE
25 274 (16.90%) DHCP
26 255 (15.73%) SharePoint
27 246 (15.18%) SCVMM
28 232 (14.31%) Security Cleared
29 221 (13.63%) Office 365

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 556 (34.30%) MS Exchange
2 340 (20.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 319 (19.68%) Lync
4 255 (15.73%) SharePoint
5 157 (9.69%) IIS
6 145 (8.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 142 (8.76%) Exchange Server 2007
8 78 (4.81%) Office Communications Server
9 59 (3.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 49 (3.02%) SharePoint 2013
11 47 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2003
12 42 (2.59%) SharePoint 2010
13 31 (1.91%) BizTalk Server
14 13 (0.80%) Lotus Domino
15 12 (0.74%) JBoss
16 11 (0.68%) Tomcat
17 5 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
17 5 (0.31%) WebSphere
18 4 (0.25%) Apache
19 3 (0.19%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 428 (26.40%) MS Excel
2 147 (9.07%) MS Office
3 16 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.62%) MS Project
5 5 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 35 (2.16%) Dynamics GP
2 18 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.19%) SAP R/3
5 3 (0.19%) SAP CCM
5 3 (0.19%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.062%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 221 (13.63%) Office 365
2 131 (8.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
4 49 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
5 30 (1.85%) IaaS
6 29 (1.79%) SaaS
7 22 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
7 22 (1.36%) Amazon S3
8 15 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (0.74%) Mimecast
10 6 (0.37%) PaaS
11 3 (0.19%) Sumo Logic
12 2 (0.12%) Symantec.cloud
13 1 (0.062%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.062%) AWS CloudTrail
13 1 (0.062%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 421 (25.97%) SAN
2 346 (21.34%) DNS
3 274 (16.90%) DHCP
4 187 (11.54%) Firewall
5 180 (11.10%) TCP/IP
6 136 (8.39%) WAN
7 130 (8.02%) LAN
8 72 (4.44%) VPN
9 65 (4.01%) Internet
10 64 (3.95%) NetScaler
11 63 (3.89%) Unified Communications
12 60 (3.70%) iSCSI
13 50 (3.08%) VoIP
14 49 (3.02%) FTP
14 49 (3.02%) Wireless
15 46 (2.84%) VLAN
16 44 (2.71%) NAS
17 32 (1.97%) Cisco ASA
17 32 (1.97%) LDAP
18 30 (1.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 365 (22.52%) SQL Server
2 144 (8.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 88 (5.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 57 (3.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 56 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 53 (3.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 24 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 20 (1.23%) MySQL
9 19 (1.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 8 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (0.43%) Relational Database
12 6 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
12 6 (0.37%) DTS
13 5 (0.31%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
15 3 (0.19%) SAP BW
15 3 (0.19%) Oracle Database
16 2 (0.12%) Data Mining
16 2 (0.12%) DB2
16 2 (0.12%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 32 (1.97%) Subversion
1 32 (1.97%) JIRA
2 17 (1.05%) Visual Studio
3 6 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.19%) Introscope
6 2 (0.12%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.12%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.12%) MSI
7 1 (0.062%) NUnit
General
1 186 (11.47%) Finance
2 60 (3.70%) Advertising
3 42 (2.59%) Legal
3 42 (2.59%) Back Office
4 40 (2.47%) Law
5 30 (1.85%) Retail
6 27 (1.67%) Publishing
7 25 (1.54%) Banking
8 21 (1.30%) Marketing
9 18 (1.11%) Telecoms
10 15 (0.93%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.37%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.37%) German Language
12 5 (0.31%) Billing
13 4 (0.25%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.19%) French Language
14 3 (0.19%) Welsh Language
15 2 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.062%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.062%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 214 (13.20%) Analyst
1 214 (13.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 206 (12.71%) Consultant
3 152 (9.38%) Support Engineer
4 112 (6.91%) Administrator
5 111 (6.85%) Systems Engineer
6 91 (5.61%) Systems Administrator
7 90 (5.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 86 (5.31%) 3rd Line Support
9 69 (4.26%) Technical Consultant
10 64 (3.95%) Architect
11 60 (3.70%) Server Engineer
12 54 (3.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
13 50 (3.08%) Team Leader
14 49 (3.02%) Microsoft Consultant
15 48 (2.96%) Network Engineer
16 46 (2.84%) Infrastructure Specialist
17 43 (2.65%) Technical Specialist
17 43 (2.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 40 (2.47%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (3.45%) Web Services
2 50 (3.08%) .NET
3 41 (2.53%) Application Packaging
4 16 (0.99%) MSMQ
5 14 (0.86%) XML
5 14 (0.86%) .NET Framework
6 12 (0.74%) SAML
7 8 (0.49%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.31%) WCF
8 5 (0.31%) SAP PI
9 4 (0.25%) Middleware
9 4 (0.25%) HTML
10 3 (0.19%) WAP
10 3 (0.19%) X-Windows
10 3 (0.19%) jQuery
10 3 (0.19%) XMPP
11 2 (0.12%) JSON
11 2 (0.12%) Ajax
11 2 (0.12%) COM
11 2 (0.12%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 154 (9.50%) Clustering
2 122 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
3 74 (4.57%) Blackberry
4 59 (3.64%) Private Cloud
5 39 (2.41%) Replication
5 39 (2.41%) Video Conferencing
6 32 (1.97%) Hybrid Cloud
7 29 (1.79%) Computer Science
8 28 (1.73%) Management Information System
9 25 (1.54%) PKI
10 19 (1.17%) Digital Media
11 18 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
12 17 (1.05%) Public Cloud
13 15 (0.93%) EqualLogic
14 10 (0.62%) BYOD
15 9 (0.56%) Hedge funds
15 9 (0.56%) FlexPod
16 8 (0.49%) Fat Client
16 8 (0.49%) Statistics
16 8 (0.49%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1265 (78.04%) Windows
2 735 (45.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 636 (39.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 376 (23.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 220 (13.57%) Windows 7
6 188 (11.60%) Linux
7 89 (5.49%) Windows XP
8 77 (4.75%) UNIX
9 72 (4.44%) Windows 8
10 33 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 24 (1.48%) Solaris
12 16 (0.99%) Windows 2000 Server
13 12 (0.74%) Windows 2000
14 10 (0.62%) AIX
15 7 (0.43%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.31%) HPUX
17 4 (0.25%) CentOS
17 4 (0.25%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.19%) Android
18 3 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 553 (34.11%) ITIL
2 139 (8.57%) Project Management
3 136 (8.39%) Migration
4 131 (8.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 126 (7.77%) Service Management
6 109 (6.72%) Change Management
7 98 (6.05%) Root Cause Analysis
8 81 (5.00%) Problem Management
9 80 (4.94%) Incident Management
10 77 (4.75%) Data Protection
11 70 (4.32%) Mentoring
12 65 (4.01%) CRM
13 58 (3.58%) Service Delivery
14 50 (3.08%) Load Balancing
14 50 (3.08%) Capacity Planning
15 48 (2.96%) PRINCE2
16 43 (2.65%) High Availability
16 43 (2.65%) Network Monitoring
17 40 (2.47%) ITIL V3
18 39 (2.41%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 372 (22.95%) PowerShell
2 332 (20.48%) SQL
3 48 (2.96%) VBScript
4 38 (2.34%) Bash Shell
5 17 (1.05%) T-SQL
5 17 (1.05%) Shell Script
6 16 (0.99%) JavaScript
7 15 (0.93%) Perl
7 15 (0.93%) VB
7 15 (0.93%) Java
8 13 (0.80%) C
9 11 (0.68%) Python
10 5 (0.31%) PHP
11 4 (0.25%) C#
12 3 (0.19%) Ruby
12 3 (0.19%) R
13 2 (0.12%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.062%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.062%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 394 (24.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 296 (18.26%) MCSE
3 232 (14.31%) Security Cleared
4 170 (10.49%) SC Cleared
5 169 (10.43%) MCITP
6 115 (7.09%) Degree
7 95 (5.86%) MCTS
8 84 (5.18%) DV Cleared
9 79 (4.87%) Cisco Certification
10 76 (4.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 75 (4.63%) MCSA
12 67 (4.13%) MCP
13 63 (3.89%) ITIL Certification
14 61 (3.76%) Citrix Certification
15 56 (3.45%) CCA
16 38 (2.34%) CCNP
17 37 (2.28%) CCNA
18 12 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 11 (0.68%) VCP5
20 9 (0.56%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (8.95%) SLA
2 11 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.62%) QA
4 5 (0.31%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.31%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.12%) COBIT
System Software
1 993 (61.26%) Active Directory
2 567 (34.98%) Hyper-V
3 454 (28.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 188 (11.60%) XenApp
5 184 (11.35%) vSphere
6 165 (10.18%) XenDesktop
7 135 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
8 107 (6.60%) VMware ESX
9 96 (5.92%) Microsoft App-V
10 65 (4.01%) XenServer
11 50 (3.08%) ISA Server
12 45 (2.78%) Forefront TMG
13 37 (2.28%) Terminal Services
14 31 (1.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 25 (1.54%) VMware Server
16 21 (1.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 20 (1.23%) UAG
18 18 (1.11%) vCloud
19 15 (0.93%) Terminal Server
20 12 (0.74%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1078 (66.50%) SCCM
2 246 (15.18%) SCVMM
3 111 (6.85%) SCOrch
4 88 (5.43%) NetBackup
5 83 (5.12%) SCSM
6 82 (5.06%) Nagios
7 78 (4.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 73 (4.50%) SCDPM
8 73 (4.50%) WSUS
9 53 (3.27%) HP SIM
10 49 (3.02%) Backup Exec
11 47 (2.90%) OpenView
12 45 (2.78%) Tivoli
13 37 (2.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 36 (2.22%) HP Data Protector
15 30 (1.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 29 (1.79%) EdgeSight
17 27 (1.67%) Opsview
18 25 (1.54%) EMC NetWorker
19 24 (1.48%) vMotion
Vendors
1 1157 (71.38%) Microsoft
2 709 (43.74%) VMware
3 365 (22.52%) Citrix
4 325 (20.05%) HP
5 320 (19.74%) Cisco
6 179 (11.04%) Dell
7 138 (8.51%) NetApp
8 125 (7.71%) Symantec
9 113 (6.97%) EMC
10 101 (6.23%) Oracle
10 101 (6.23%) Remedy
11 99 (6.11%) SolarWinds
12 59 (3.64%) CommVault
13 52 (3.21%) AppSense
14 50 (3.08%) Veeam
14 50 (3.08%) IBM
15 48 (2.96%) LANDesk
16 42 (2.59%) Juniper
17 41 (2.53%) McAfee
17 41 (2.53%) Red Hat
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Banstead, Surrey
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Picture More Ltd
Salary: £50-55k+benefits (£57k package)
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stott and May
Posted: 18 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 19 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
J & C Associates Ltd
Salary: Market rate
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Bonus + Shift Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 41k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £34000 - £35000 per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
Posted: 2 days ago