The table below looks at the statistics for SCSM skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SCSM over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Service Manager (SCSM)
Rank 832 834 778
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -56
Permanent jobs citing SCSM 48 45 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.042% 0.10%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.64% 0.68% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 36 32 114
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £28,375 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £61,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £44,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+12.35% -3.26%

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
7459 6660 6461
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.75% 6.18% 5.67%
Number of salaries quoted 6016 5243 5336
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 £29,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%

SCSM
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SCSM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SCSM
Salary Trend

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

SCSM Salary Trend in the UK

SCSM
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SCSM over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 within the UK.

SCSM Salary Histogram in the UK

SCSM
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SCSM within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 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
England -9 37 £48,750 +8.33% 2
London -18 10 £50,000 +8.10%
South East -8 9 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Berkshire +14 7 £50,000 -9.09% 1
South West -9 6 £34,000 -22.72%
West Midlands -13 6 £48,750 +8.33%
Birmingham -11 4 £48,750 +8.33%
Dorset -15 4 £34,000 -20.46%
City of London - 4 £52,500 -
East of England -20 3 £41,000 +42.60%
North West - 3 £35,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £52,500 -
Huntingdon 0 2 £41,000 +56.19%
Cambridgeshire -7 2 £41,000 +49.09%
Manchester - 2 £38,500 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £52,500 -
East Midlands - 2 £52,500 -
Reading +4 1 £50,000 -9.09%
Swindon +4 1 £50,000 -9.09%
West Yorkshire +1 1 £55,000 -
West Sussex -1 1 £42,500 +47.82%
Leeds -4 1 £55,000 -
Poole -5 1 £27,500 -35.67%
Surrey -5 1 - -
Wiltshire -6 1 £50,000 -9.09%
Hertfordshire -16 1 - -
Yorkshire -17 1 £55,000 -
Sussex - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -

SCSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing SCSM 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 SCSM.

1 72 (90.00%) SCOM
2 71 (88.75%) Microsoft
2 71 (88.75%) SCCM
3 55 (68.75%) SCVMM
4 53 (66.25%) Windows
5 49 (61.25%) Active Directory
6 46 (57.50%) SCOrch
7 36 (45.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 32 (40.00%) Hyper-V
9 30 (37.50%) MCSE
10 28 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 26 (32.50%) SCDPM
12 23 (28.75%) ITIL
12 23 (28.75%) Windows 7
13 22 (27.50%) MS Excel
14 21 (26.25%) Citrix
14 21 (26.25%) SAN
15 20 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
16 17 (21.25%) MS Exchange
17 16 (20.00%) DNS
18 15 (18.75%) SQL Server
18 15 (18.75%) PRINCE2
18 15 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
19 12 (15.00%) Migration
19 12 (15.00%) VMware
19 12 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2013
20 11 (13.75%) SQL
21 10 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
21 10 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008

SCSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing SCSM 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 SCSM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (21.25%) MS Exchange
2 15 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (5.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.75%) Lync
6 2 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.25%) IIS
Applications
1 22 (27.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.00%) MS Office
3 2 (2.50%) PowerPivot
4 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (11.25%) Office 365
2 9 (11.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (26.25%) SAN
2 16 (20.00%) DNS
3 9 (11.25%) Firewall
3 9 (11.25%) iSCSI
3 9 (11.25%) Fibre Channel
4 6 (7.50%) NAS
4 6 (7.50%) LAN
4 6 (7.50%) DHCP
5 5 (6.25%) WAN
6 4 (5.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.75%) BIG-IP
8 2 (2.50%) VPN
9 1 (1.25%) WLAN
9 1 (1.25%) MPLS
9 1 (1.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (1.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (28.75%) Consultant
2 14 (17.50%) Technical Specialist
3 10 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (11.25%) Analyst
5 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Consultant
6 6 (7.50%) Escalation Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) Support Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
7 5 (6.25%) Deployment Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Server Specialist
8 4 (5.00%) Service Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) Systems Support
9 3 (3.75%) Network Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) Systems Support Engineer
10 2 (2.50%) Products Support Engineer
10 2 (2.50%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.25%) .NET
1 1 (1.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.25%) Handset
2 1 (1.25%) Clustering
2 1 (1.25%) SecurID
2 1 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.25%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 53 (66.25%) Windows
2 36 (45.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 28 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (28.75%) Windows 7
5 8 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.25%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (28.75%) ITIL
2 15 (18.75%) PRINCE2
3 12 (15.00%) Migration
4 9 (11.25%) MOF
5 7 (8.75%) Data Protection
6 6 (7.50%) Software Distribution
6 6 (7.50%) Project Management
7 5 (6.25%) Configuration Management
7 5 (6.25%) Change Management
8 4 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (3.75%) High Availability
9 3 (3.75%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (3.75%) Release Management
9 3 (3.75%) Incident Management
9 3 (3.75%) Network Load Balancing
9 3 (3.75%) Data Security
9 3 (3.75%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (2.50%) Benchmarking
10 2 (2.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.75%) SQL
2 4 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 32 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (37.50%) MCSE
3 9 (11.25%) MCTS
4 8 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 8 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.75%) MCITP
5 3 (3.75%) CCNP
5 3 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.75%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) SLA
2 2 (2.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 49 (61.25%) Active Directory
2 32 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 20 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (7.50%) XenApp
6 5 (6.25%) Forefront TMG
6 5 (6.25%) UAG
7 3 (3.75%) XenServer
7 3 (3.75%) XenDesktop
7 3 (3.75%) vSphere
7 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 72 (90.00%) SCOM
2 71 (88.75%) SCCM
3 55 (68.75%) SCVMM
4 46 (57.50%) SCOrch
5 26 (32.50%) SCDPM
6 9 (11.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 9 (11.25%) Windows Intune
7 4 (5.00%) NetBackup
8 2 (2.50%) Backup Exec
9 1 (1.25%) WSUS
9 1 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (1.25%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (1.25%) Nagios
9 1 (1.25%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 71 (88.75%) Microsoft
2 21 (26.25%) Citrix
3 12 (15.00%) VMware
4 8 (10.00%) Cisco
5 7 (8.75%) HP
6 5 (6.25%) Dell
7 4 (5.00%) AppSense
7 4 (5.00%) NetApp
8 3 (3.75%) Veritas
8 3 (3.75%) CheckPoint
8 3 (3.75%) Juniper
9 2 (2.50%) Symantec
10 1 (1.25%) Sophos
10 1 (1.25%) Polycom
10 1 (1.25%) Tandberg
10 1 (1.25%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.25%) Lumension
10 1 (1.25%) BMC
10 1 (1.25%) CA
10 1 (1.25%) IBM
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