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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Service Manager (SCSM)
Rank 857 900 811
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -89
Permanent jobs citing SCSM 35 29 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.025% 0.063%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.45% 0.38% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 33 23 57
Average salary £46,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.15% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,500 £47,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-4.21% -9.52%

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
7713 7591 7079
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 7.04% 6.49% 6.51%
Number of salaries quoted 6178 6086 5669
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -

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 31 July 2015 within the UK.

SCSM Salary Histogram in the UK

SCSM
Top 27 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 31 July 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
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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 +22 31 £45,500 -4.21% 9
South East +3 16 £45,000 -5.26% 3
London +30 9 £47,500 -13.63% 4
Berkshire +9 6 £67,500 +8.00% 1
West Sussex 0 5 £42,500 -10.52%
Birmingham -3 5 £46,000 +8.23%
West Midlands -7 5 £46,000 +8.23%
East Midlands - 5 £45,000 -
Crawley - 5 £42,500 -
Nottingham - 4 £45,000 -
Oxford - 4 £45,000 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £45,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £45,000 -
Derbyshire - 3 £45,000 -
Derby - 3 £45,000 -
City of London +24 2 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Reading +8 2 £67,500 +8.00% 1
South West - 2 £40,000 -
Wales 0 1 - -
South Wales -6 1 - -
Plymouth - 1 £46,000 -
Southampton - 1 £46,000 -
Trowbridge - 1 £34,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £46,000 -
Cardiff - 1 - -
Devon - 1 £46,000 -
Wiltshire - 1 £34,000 -

SCSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 69 (88.46%) Windows
3 67 (85.90%) SCCM
4 52 (66.67%) SCOM
5 42 (53.85%) Active Directory
6 37 (47.44%) SCVMM
6 37 (47.44%) Hyper-V
7 34 (43.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (43.59%) VMware
8 32 (41.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (37.18%) MS Exchange
10 27 (34.62%) SAN
10 27 (34.62%) Private Cloud
11 26 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
12 25 (32.05%) Exchange Server 2010
12 25 (32.05%) Windows Intune
12 25 (32.05%) ITIL
13 23 (29.49%) VMware Infrastructure
14 21 (26.92%) Data Centre
14 21 (26.92%) Microsoft App-V
15 20 (25.64%) Firewall
15 20 (25.64%) SQL Server
15 20 (25.64%) MS Excel
16 19 (24.36%) DHCP
16 19 (24.36%) DNS
16 19 (24.36%) MCSE
16 19 (24.36%) Microsoft Certification
16 19 (24.36%) Azure Active Directory
16 19 (24.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 18 (23.08%) SCDPM

SCSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 29 (37.18%) MS Exchange
2 25 (32.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (21.79%) Lync
4 15 (19.23%) IIS
5 13 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (6.41%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (25.64%) MS Excel
2 13 (16.67%) MS Office
3 2 (2.56%) MS Project
4 1 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.28%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 26 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (24.36%) Azure Active Directory
3 8 (10.26%) SaaS
3 8 (10.26%) PaaS
4 7 (8.97%) Office 365
5 3 (3.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (34.62%) SAN
2 20 (25.64%) Firewall
3 19 (24.36%) DNS
3 19 (24.36%) DHCP
4 18 (23.08%) TCP/IP
5 14 (17.95%) LAN
5 14 (17.95%) WAN
6 10 (12.82%) IPsec
6 10 (12.82%) NAS
7 6 (7.69%) VoIP
7 6 (7.69%) VPN
8 3 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (3.85%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.56%) Internet
10 1 (1.28%) Wireless
10 1 (1.28%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (25.64%) SQL Server
2 14 (17.95%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.28%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (6.41%) Finance
2 1 (1.28%) Retail
2 1 (1.28%) Marketing
2 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (35.90%) Consultant
2 18 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (20.51%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (20.51%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 15 (19.23%) Cloud Consultant
4 15 (19.23%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
5 14 (17.95%) Analyst
6 7 (8.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 6 (7.69%) Deployment Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Consultant
8 5 (6.41%) Support Analyst
8 5 (6.41%) Service Analyst
9 4 (5.13%) Service Desk Analyst
10 3 (3.85%) Help Desk Analyst
10 3 (3.85%) 1st Line Support
10 3 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
10 3 (3.85%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 2 (2.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 2 (2.56%) NetApp Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.67%) .NET
1 13 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (1.28%) XML
2 1 (1.28%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 27 (34.62%) Private Cloud
2 21 (26.92%) Data Centre
3 14 (17.95%) Clustering
4 9 (11.54%) Hybrid Cloud
4 9 (11.54%) Enterprise Cloud
5 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.56%) NHS
6 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.28%) PKI
7 1 (1.28%) CMDB
7 1 (1.28%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 69 (88.46%) Windows
2 34 (43.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (41.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (17.95%) Windows 7
5 7 (8.97%) Linux
5 7 (8.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (7.69%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.28%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.05%) ITIL
2 16 (20.51%) Migration
3 15 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (17.95%) Load Balancing
5 13 (16.67%) Release Management
5 13 (16.67%) High Availability
5 13 (16.67%) Patch Management
5 13 (16.67%) Business Continuity
5 13 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (15.38%) PRINCE2
7 10 (12.82%) Project Management
8 9 (11.54%) Data Centre Operations
8 9 (11.54%) Performance Management
9 8 (10.26%) Service Management
10 6 (7.69%) Configuration Management
11 5 (6.41%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (5.13%) Agile Project Management
12 4 (5.13%) MOF
13 3 (3.85%) Asset Management
13 3 (3.85%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.95%) SQL
1 14 (17.95%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.28%) Java
2 1 (1.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (24.36%) MCSE
1 19 (24.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (21.79%) SC Cleared
2 17 (21.79%) Security Cleared
3 7 (8.97%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (7.69%) CCNA
4 6 (7.69%) MCTS
5 5 (6.41%) Degree
6 3 (3.85%) MCITP
7 2 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (2.56%) MCSA
8 1 (1.28%) CCNP
8 1 (1.28%) MCP
8 1 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 37 (47.44%) Hyper-V
3 23 (29.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (26.92%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (12.82%) BitLocker
6 9 (11.54%) VMware ESX
7 4 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.85%) vSphere
9 2 (2.56%) XenApp
9 2 (2.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 67 (85.90%) SCCM
2 52 (66.67%) SCOM
3 37 (47.44%) SCVMM
4 25 (32.05%) Windows Intune
5 19 (24.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 18 (23.08%) SCDPM
7 13 (16.67%) SCOrch
7 13 (16.67%) WSUS
7 13 (16.67%) ARCserve
8 1 (1.28%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.28%) WMI
Vendors
1 72 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 34 (43.59%) VMware
3 18 (23.08%) Citrix
4 17 (21.79%) Cisco
4 17 (21.79%) Dell
5 13 (16.67%) Sophos
5 13 (16.67%) Lumension
5 13 (16.67%) Dell Compellent
5 13 (16.67%) NetApp
6 9 (11.54%) SolarWinds
7 8 (10.26%) HP
8 5 (6.41%) Mitel
9 4 (5.13%) Brocade
10 2 (2.56%) AppSense
11 1 (1.28%) SAP
11 1 (1.28%) Veritas
11 1 (1.28%) Apple
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