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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Service Manager (SCSM)
Rank 846 850 784
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -66
Permanent jobs citing SCSM 46 46 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.041% 0.095%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.64% 0.66% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 40 41 90
Average salary £43,750 £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,750 £27,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,250 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £35,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -30.00%

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
7226 6981 6227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.72% 6.24% 5.72%
Number of salaries quoted 5784 5495 4786
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £29,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 27 March 2015 within the UK.

SCSM Salary Histogram in the UK

SCSM
Top 25 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 27 March 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 +8 41 £42,500 -15.00% 4
South East -6 13 £42,500 -15.00% 1
London +38 11 £47,500 -5.00%
West Sussex +10 10 £42,500 +54.54%
Crawley - 8 £42,500 -
North West +13 5 £40,000 +14.28%
South West -20 4 £32,500 - 2
Poole - 4 £32,500 -
Dorset - 4 £32,500 - 2
City of London - 3 £57,500 -
Berkshire -1 2 £51,250 -26.78%
East Midlands +14 1 £47,500 +72.72% 1
Cambridgeshire +9 1 £41,000 +64.00%
East of England +6 1 £41,000 +64.00%
Huntingdon +1 1 £41,000 +64.00%
Reading -2 1 £67,500 -3.57%
Worthing -6 1 £18,500 -32.72%
Birmingham -9 1 £47,500 +35.71%
West Midlands -30 1 £47,500 +11.76%
Wales - 1 £21,500 -
Bracknell - 1 £35,000 -
Caerphilly - 1 £21,500 -
Northampton - 1 £47,500 - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 £47,500 - 1
South Wales - 1 £21,500 -

SCSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 93 (93.94%) SCCM
2 88 (88.89%) SCOM
3 87 (87.88%) Microsoft
4 74 (74.75%) Windows
5 66 (66.67%) SCVMM
6 57 (57.58%) Active Directory
7 50 (50.51%) Hyper-V
8 47 (47.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 43 (43.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 39 (39.39%) SCOrch
11 35 (35.35%) SAN
11 35 (35.35%) MS Excel
11 35 (35.35%) Microsoft App-V
12 29 (29.29%) MCSE
12 29 (29.29%) Microsoft Certification
13 28 (28.28%) MS Exchange
14 27 (27.27%) SCDPM
15 26 (26.26%) Windows 7
16 25 (25.25%) Exchange Server 2010
16 25 (25.25%) VMware
17 24 (24.24%) ITIL
18 21 (21.21%) SQL Server
19 20 (20.20%) SC Cleared
19 20 (20.20%) Security Cleared
20 19 (19.19%) VMware Infrastructure
20 19 (19.19%) SQL
21 18 (18.18%) DNS
21 18 (18.18%) Migration
22 17 (17.17%) Windows Intune
23 16 (16.16%) DHCP

SCSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 28 (28.28%) MS Exchange
2 25 (25.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (14.14%) Lync
3 14 (14.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (10.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (9.09%) IIS
6 6 (6.06%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 35 (35.35%) MS Excel
2 12 (12.12%) MS Office
3 1 (1.01%) MS Project
3 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (11.11%) Office 365
3 7 (7.07%) IaaS
4 2 (2.02%) SaaS
4 2 (2.02%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (35.35%) SAN
2 18 (18.18%) DNS
3 16 (16.16%) DHCP
4 15 (15.15%) Firewall
5 14 (14.14%) TCP/IP
6 13 (13.13%) NAS
7 12 (12.12%) LAN
8 11 (11.11%) WAN
9 9 (9.09%) VPN
10 7 (7.07%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (7.07%) iSCSI
11 2 (2.02%) Wireless
11 2 (2.02%) VoIP
12 1 (1.01%) WLAN
12 1 (1.01%) Intranet
12 1 (1.01%) Internet
12 1 (1.01%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
2 9 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 10 (10.10%) Finance
2 1 (1.01%) Banking
2 1 (1.01%) Retail
2 1 (1.01%) Marketing
2 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (36.36%) Consultant
2 16 (16.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (12.12%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (10.10%) Deployment Engineer
5 9 (9.09%) Analyst
6 8 (8.08%) Microsoft Consultant
7 7 (7.07%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (7.07%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 6 (6.06%) Cloud Consultant
8 6 (6.06%) Support Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) Technical Specialist
9 5 (5.05%) Server Specialist
9 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Specialist
9 5 (5.05%) Support Analyst
9 5 (5.05%) Escalation Engineer
10 4 (4.04%) Systems Engineer
11 3 (3.03%) Systems Support
11 3 (3.03%) Service Desk Analyst
11 3 (3.03%) Service Analyst
11 3 (3.03%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.09%) .NET
1 9 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.09%) Clustering
2 5 (5.05%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.02%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.01%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.01%) Handset
4 1 (1.01%) SecurID
4 1 (1.01%) PKI
4 1 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 74 (74.75%) Windows
2 47 (47.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (43.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (26.26%) Windows 7
5 9 (9.09%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.02%) Linux
7 1 (1.01%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (24.24%) ITIL
2 18 (18.18%) Migration
3 14 (14.14%) Data Protection
4 12 (12.12%) Software Distribution
4 12 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 10 (10.10%) PRINCE2
7 9 (9.09%) Business Continuity
7 9 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (9.09%) High Availability
7 9 (9.09%) Load Balancing
7 9 (9.09%) Release Management
8 8 (8.08%) MOF
9 7 (7.07%) Change Management
10 6 (6.06%) Infrastructure Management
10 6 (6.06%) Project Management
10 6 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (5.05%) Service Management
11 5 (5.05%) Performance Management
12 4 (4.04%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.19%) SQL
2 12 (12.12%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (29.29%) MCSE
1 29 (29.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (20.20%) SC Cleared
2 20 (20.20%) Security Cleared
3 11 (11.11%) MCTS
4 4 (4.04%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.03%) Degree
5 3 (3.03%) CCNA
6 2 (2.02%) MCSA
7 1 (1.01%) CCNP
7 1 (1.01%) MCP
7 1 (1.01%) MCITP
7 1 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (57.58%) Active Directory
2 50 (50.51%) Hyper-V
3 35 (35.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 19 (19.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (6.06%) vSphere
6 5 (5.05%) VMware ESX
7 4 (4.04%) XenApp
7 4 (4.04%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.01%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.01%) UAG
8 1 (1.01%) XenServer
8 1 (1.01%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 93 (93.94%) SCCM
2 88 (88.89%) SCOM
3 66 (66.67%) SCVMM
4 39 (39.39%) SCOrch
5 27 (27.27%) SCDPM
6 17 (17.17%) Windows Intune
7 13 (13.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 9 (9.09%) WSUS
8 9 (9.09%) ARCserve
9 6 (6.06%) NetBackup
10 2 (2.02%) Backup Exec
11 1 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (1.01%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (1.01%) Nagios
Vendors
1 87 (87.88%) Microsoft
2 25 (25.25%) VMware
3 15 (15.15%) Dell
3 15 (15.15%) Citrix
4 14 (14.14%) Cisco
5 12 (12.12%) HP
6 9 (9.09%) Sophos
6 9 (9.09%) Lumension
7 8 (8.08%) NetApp
8 6 (6.06%) AppSense
8 6 (6.06%) SAP
9 5 (5.05%) Veritas
9 5 (5.05%) SolarWinds
10 4 (4.04%) Brocade
11 2 (2.02%) Symantec
11 2 (2.02%) Mitel
12 1 (1.01%) Polycom
12 1 (1.01%) Tandberg
12 1 (1.01%) BMC
12 1 (1.01%) CA
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