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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 412 398 449
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +51
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 661 636 536
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.60% 0.46%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.80% 9.82% 8.24%
Number of salaries quoted 483 517 447
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £31,700 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-2.43% -3.52%

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
7510 6475 6505
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.56% 6.07% 5.61%
Number of salaries quoted 5943 5225 5270
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £64,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 2014 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 19 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
(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 -3 643 £45,000 - 94
London -10 270 £51,500 +3.00% 27
South East +19 162 £42,500 -5.55% 23
City of London +31 80 £51,500 +4.04% 8
Surrey +51 74 £39,000 -13.33% 8
Yorkshire -32 45 £37,500 -1.31% 1
East of England +1 44 £42,250 -11.05% 4
Berkshire +14 40 £40,000 -27.27% 6
South West -11 36 £35,000 -30.00% 22
West Midlands -15 32 £40,000 -20.00% 4
West Yorkshire -42 30 £37,500 -1.31%
North West -36 28 £45,000 +19.20% 8
Manchester -20 18 £46,500 +22.36% 7
Bedfordshire - 18 £60,000 - 1
Reading -1 17 £50,000 -9.09% 6
East Midlands -10 17 £45,000 +18.42% 3
Leeds -32 17 £32,500 -7.14%
Hampshire -41 17 £36,000 -10.00% 3
Cambridgeshire +8 15 £42,000 +1.81% 1
Cambridge +3 15 £42,000 -11.57%
Luton - 15 £61,250 - 1
West Sussex -2 14 £47,000 -1.05% 3
South Yorkshire - 14 £32,950 - 1
Sheffield - 14 £32,950 - 1
Birmingham -23 13 £42,500 -15.00%
Guildford +19 12 £35,000 -20.00%
Scotland -18 10 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Crawley - 10 £47,000 - 3
Dorset +3 9 £42,500 +30.76% 3
Wiltshire 0 9 £36,250 -30.95% 2

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 973 (74.56%) Windows
2 793 (60.77%) Microsoft
3 744 (57.01%) Active Directory
4 736 (56.40%) SCCM
5 647 (49.58%) VMware
6 478 (36.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 434 (33.26%) VMware Infrastructure
8 411 (31.49%) Hyper-V
9 400 (30.65%) SAN
10 363 (27.82%) MS Excel
11 361 (27.66%) ITIL
12 359 (27.51%) MS Exchange
12 359 (27.51%) Windows Server 2012
13 335 (25.67%) DNS
14 318 (24.37%) Citrix
15 306 (23.45%) Microsoft Certification
16 293 (22.45%) SQL
17 291 (22.30%) SQL Server
17 291 (22.30%) Windows Server 2003
18 258 (19.77%) SharePoint
19 254 (19.46%) HP
20 246 (18.85%) DHCP
21 240 (18.39%) Finance
22 233 (17.85%) Exchange Server 2010
23 215 (16.48%) MCSE
24 185 (14.18%) TCP/IP
25 183 (14.02%) Lync
26 182 (13.95%) Cisco
26 182 (13.95%) Linux
27 177 (13.56%) PowerShell

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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
1 359 (27.51%) MS Exchange
2 258 (19.77%) SharePoint
3 233 (17.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 183 (14.02%) Lync
5 152 (11.65%) IIS
6 146 (11.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 86 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2007
8 65 (4.98%) SharePoint Server
9 48 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2003
10 40 (3.07%) Apache
11 38 (2.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 37 (2.84%) BizTalk Server
13 30 (2.30%) Tomcat
13 30 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
14 23 (1.76%) SharePoint 2013
15 20 (1.53%) Lotus Domino
16 13 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
17 8 (0.61%) Documentum
18 7 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
19 5 (0.38%) nginx
Applications
1 363 (27.82%) MS Excel
2 69 (5.29%) MS Office
3 6 (0.46%) MS Project
4 3 (0.23%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.077%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.077%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.077%) Revit
Business Applications
1 39 (2.99%) Dynamics GP
2 34 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.77%) Sage 1000
5 7 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.077%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 97 (7.43%) Office 365
2 83 (6.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (1.92%) IaaS
5 17 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (0.92%) PaaS
7 8 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (0.61%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (0.38%) SaaS
10 3 (0.23%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 400 (30.65%) SAN
2 335 (25.67%) DNS
3 246 (18.85%) DHCP
4 185 (14.18%) TCP/IP
5 134 (10.27%) Firewall
6 105 (8.05%) NAS
7 95 (7.28%) WAN
8 80 (6.13%) LAN
9 79 (6.05%) Internet
10 66 (5.06%) FTP
11 61 (4.67%) VPN
12 58 (4.44%) SNMP
13 50 (3.83%) Unified Communications
14 49 (3.75%) Wireless
15 48 (3.68%) SSL
16 44 (3.37%) HTTP
17 39 (2.99%) IPv4
18 35 (2.68%) NetScaler
19 31 (2.38%) iSCSI
20 24 (1.84%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 291 (22.30%) SQL Server
2 71 (5.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 46 (3.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 45 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 43 (3.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 41 (3.14%) SQL Server 2005
7 40 (3.07%) MySQL
8 31 (2.38%) MongoDB
9 30 (2.30%) NoSQL
9 30 (2.30%) Redis
10 28 (2.15%) MariaDB
11 25 (1.92%) Oracle Database
12 8 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (0.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
15 4 (0.31%) Relational Database
16 3 (0.23%) OLTP
16 3 (0.23%) RDBMS
16 3 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 39 (2.99%) Subversion
1 39 (2.99%) JIRA
2 7 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.31%) MSI
3 4 (0.31%) NUnit
4 1 (0.077%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.077%) Git (software)
General
1 240 (18.39%) Finance
2 51 (3.91%) Retail
3 36 (2.76%) Telecoms
4 35 (2.68%) Banking
5 23 (1.76%) Marketing
6 20 (1.53%) Legal
7 19 (1.46%) Financial Institution
8 18 (1.38%) Back Office
9 17 (1.30%) Law
10 10 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (0.77%) Publishing
10 10 (0.77%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.61%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.54%) Electronics
13 6 (0.46%) Advertising
13 6 (0.46%) Greek Language
13 6 (0.46%) Polish Language
14 5 (0.38%) Local Government
15 3 (0.23%) Games
16 2 (0.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 182 (13.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 175 (13.41%) Support Engineer
3 142 (10.88%) Architect
4 122 (9.35%) Analyst
5 106 (8.12%) Consultant
6 104 (7.97%) Administrator
7 79 (6.05%) Server Engineer
8 78 (5.98%) Systems Administrator
9 70 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support
10 46 (3.52%) Systems Engineer
11 44 (3.37%) Team Leader
12 43 (3.30%) Server Support
13 41 (3.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
14 40 (3.07%) Microsoft Specialist
15 39 (2.99%) Technical Architect
16 38 (2.91%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 37 (2.84%) Microsoft Consultant
18 36 (2.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 33 (2.53%) Developer
19 33 (2.53%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (4.21%) .NET
2 48 (3.68%) Web Services
3 30 (2.30%) RabbitMQ
4 28 (2.15%) MSMQ
5 27 (2.07%) Application Packaging
6 25 (1.92%) ASP.NET
6 25 (1.92%) COM
7 9 (0.69%) SAML
8 8 (0.61%) Software Packaging
8 8 (0.61%) XML
9 6 (0.46%) HTML
10 5 (0.38%) Middleware
11 4 (0.31%) jQuery
11 4 (0.31%) CSS
11 4 (0.31%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1 (0.077%) HTML5
12 1 (0.077%) REST
12 1 (0.077%) SOAP
12 1 (0.077%) ADO.NET
12 1 (0.077%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 125 (9.58%) Clustering
2 83 (6.36%) Blackberry
3 73 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (3.37%) PKI
5 30 (2.30%) Replication
6 25 (1.92%) EqualLogic
7 22 (1.69%) Management Information System
8 21 (1.61%) Enterprise Storage
9 20 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (1.07%) Firmware
10 14 (1.07%) Computer Science
11 13 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
11 13 (1.00%) Hedge funds
12 12 (0.92%) Client/Server
13 8 (0.61%) DTV
14 7 (0.54%) Fat Client
14 7 (0.54%) Thin Client
15 5 (0.38%) Visualisation
15 5 (0.38%) FMCG
15 5 (0.38%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 973 (74.56%) Windows
2 478 (36.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 359 (27.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 291 (22.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 182 (13.95%) Linux
6 103 (7.89%) Windows 7
7 61 (4.67%) UNIX
8 51 (3.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 48 (3.68%) Windows XP
10 37 (2.84%) Solaris
11 35 (2.68%) CentOS
12 29 (2.22%) Windows 8
13 28 (2.15%) Windows 2000 Server
14 18 (1.38%) AIX
15 10 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
16 7 (0.54%) HPUX
17 5 (0.38%) Windows Vista
17 5 (0.38%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.38%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (27.66%) ITIL
2 108 (8.28%) Project Management
3 103 (7.89%) Service Delivery
4 85 (6.51%) Migration
5 72 (5.52%) Change Management
6 71 (5.44%) E-Commerce
7 68 (5.21%) Load Balancing
8 65 (4.98%) Disaster Recovery
9 64 (4.90%) Problem Management
9 64 (4.90%) Performance Tuning
10 62 (4.75%) Performance Monitoring
11 54 (4.14%) CRM
12 53 (4.06%) Configuration Management
13 50 (3.83%) Capacity Planning
14 46 (3.52%) Mentoring
14 46 (3.52%) Service Management
15 43 (3.30%) People Management
16 39 (2.99%) Data Protection
17 37 (2.84%) Agile Software Development
18 35 (2.68%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 293 (22.45%) SQL
2 177 (13.56%) PowerShell
3 44 (3.37%) Bash Shell
4 42 (3.22%) Ruby
5 41 (3.14%) Perl
6 24 (1.84%) T-SQL
7 20 (1.53%) Java
8 17 (1.30%) C#
9 15 (1.15%) VBScript
10 14 (1.07%) C
11 11 (0.84%) VB
12 9 (0.69%) Python
13 6 (0.46%) JavaScript
13 6 (0.46%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.46%) PHP
14 4 (0.31%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.077%) Lua
15 1 (0.077%) Erlang
15 1 (0.077%) R
15 1 (0.077%) C++
Qualifications
1 306 (23.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 215 (16.48%) MCSE
3 134 (10.27%) Security Cleared
4 106 (8.12%) SC Cleared
5 97 (7.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 96 (7.36%) MCITP
7 81 (6.21%) Degree
8 70 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
9 61 (4.67%) MCP
10 56 (4.29%) MCTS
11 53 (4.06%) MCSA
12 52 (3.98%) CCNA
13 48 (3.68%) DV Cleared
14 41 (3.14%) Citrix Certification
15 31 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
16 28 (2.15%) CCA
17 25 (1.92%) CCNP
18 21 (1.61%) VCAP
19 17 (1.30%) VCP5
20 15 (1.15%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (8.58%) SLA
2 15 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (1.15%) QA
3 8 (0.61%) BS7799
4 5 (0.38%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.23%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.077%) GPG13
7 1 (0.077%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 744 (57.01%) Active Directory
2 434 (33.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 411 (31.49%) Hyper-V
4 165 (12.64%) vSphere
5 129 (9.89%) VMware ESX
6 119 (9.12%) XenApp
7 65 (4.98%) XenDesktop
8 48 (3.68%) Forefront TMG
9 46 (3.52%) ISA Server
10 44 (3.37%) UAG
11 43 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
12 30 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
13 21 (1.61%) XenServer
14 17 (1.30%) Terminal Services
15 15 (1.15%) Oracle RMAN
16 14 (1.07%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 14 (1.07%) vCloud
17 12 (0.92%) Terminal Server
18 10 (0.77%) VMware Server
19 8 (0.61%) NFS
Systems Management
1 736 (56.40%) SCCM
2 134 (10.27%) SCVMM
3 107 (8.20%) Nagios
4 90 (6.90%) NetBackup
5 89 (6.82%) WSUS
6 77 (5.90%) SCOrch
7 67 (5.13%) SCDPM
8 59 (4.52%) HP SIM
9 56 (4.29%) Puppet
10 50 (3.83%) OpenView
11 48 (3.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 47 (3.60%) SCSM
12 47 (3.60%) Opscode Chef
13 43 (3.30%) Backup Exec
14 38 (2.91%) Tivoli
15 27 (2.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 27 (2.07%) EMC NetWorker
16 26 (1.99%) CA Spectrum
17 21 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
18 19 (1.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 793 (60.77%) Microsoft
2 647 (49.58%) VMware
3 318 (24.37%) Citrix
4 254 (19.46%) HP
5 182 (13.95%) Cisco
6 124 (9.50%) EMC
7 122 (9.35%) SolarWinds
8 108 (8.28%) Oracle
9 104 (7.97%) Symantec
10 97 (7.43%) Dell
11 92 (7.05%) NetApp
12 73 (5.59%) Remedy
13 59 (4.52%) IBM
14 58 (4.44%) Red Hat
15 45 (3.45%) CommVault
16 40 (3.07%) AppSense
17 38 (2.91%) Sophos
18 36 (2.76%) SAP
18 36 (2.76%) F5
19 35 (2.68%) CA
Bristol, Avon
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Atos
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Hurren and Hope
Salary: Salary & package reflects the seniority of this post. please call.
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £0000 - £1111 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £0000 - £1111 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £65,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Westek Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
London
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
CPS Group UK
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits.
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
FT Select
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus on-call, overtime and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40500 per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Stirlingshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Roc Search
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Salary: £42000 - £50000 Per Annum + On call + Bonus + Excellent Bene
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 55,000
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £75k & Bonus, Car Allowance, Private Health, Pension, Life Cover
Posted: 4 days ago