The table below looks at the statistics for Systems Management Server (SMS) skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Systems Management Server (SMS) 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 Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 738 746 740
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Permanent jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 142 133 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.90% 2.00% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 91 82 121
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £28,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £57,250 £69,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -9.37%

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%

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Systems Management Server (SMS) Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) within the UK.

Systems Management Server (SMS) Salary Trend in the UK

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 within the UK.

Systems Management Server (SMS) Salary Histogram in the UK

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 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
(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 +29 136 £35,000 -12.50% 9
South East +42 79 £35,000 -6.66% 5
Berkshire +34 50 £30,000 -20.00% 4
Bracknell +13 33 £35,000 +4.47% 1
London -9 21 £35,000 -37.77% 3
North West -2 15 £18,500 -36.20%
Reading +11 12 £40,000 +10.34% 3
Warrington - 12 £18,500 -
Cheshire - 12 £18,500 -
Surrey +4 9 £77,500 -
East of England -9 9 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Buckinghamshire +8 8 £24,250 -42.94%
Milton Keynes +5 8 £24,250 -42.94%
South West -17 8 £34,000 -2.85%
Essex - 7 £40,000 -
Wiltshire - 5 £40,000 -
Woking - 5 £77,500 -
Swindon - 5 £40,000 -
Brentwood - 5 £40,000 -
Witney - 4 £29,000 - 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £29,000 - 1
Hampshire - 4 £35,000 -
West Midlands -15 3 £50,000 +47.05%
Guildford -16 3 £77,500 -
Basingstoke - 3 - -
Wokingham - 3 £22,500 -
Cheltenham -8 2 £30,000 -25.00%
Hertfordshire -15 2 - - 1
Gloucestershire -17 2 £30,000 -25.00%
Lancashire - 2 £23,000 -

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 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 Systems Management Server (SMS).

1 213 (84.19%) Microsoft
2 191 (75.49%) Windows
3 135 (53.36%) Active Directory
4 126 (49.80%) SCCM
5 113 (44.66%) MS Excel
6 112 (44.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 106 (41.90%) SQL
8 94 (37.15%) VMware
9 93 (36.76%) Security Cleared
10 88 (34.78%) SC Cleared
11 86 (33.99%) Windows Server 2008
12 79 (31.23%) VMware Infrastructure
13 75 (29.64%) Windows 7
14 67 (26.48%) DV Cleared
15 66 (26.09%) Finance
16 62 (24.51%) HP
17 59 (23.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 58 (22.92%) MS Office
19 57 (22.53%) VB
19 57 (22.53%) Hyper-V
20 56 (22.13%) SQL Server
21 55 (21.74%) VBScript
21 55 (21.74%) Oracle
22 54 (21.34%) Windows Server 2012
23 52 (20.55%) DNS
24 50 (19.76%) Telecoms
24 50 (19.76%) PowerShell
25 49 (19.37%) Windows XP
26 45 (17.79%) Citrix
27 43 (17.00%) ITIL

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 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 Systems Management Server (SMS). Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 28 (11.07%) MS Exchange
2 22 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 16 (6.32%) IIS
4 13 (5.14%) WebSphere
5 12 (4.74%) IBM Notes
6 11 (4.35%) Apache
6 11 (4.35%) Tomcat
6 11 (4.35%) ArcGIS
6 11 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (3.56%) SharePoint Server
8 8 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (2.77%) Documentum
10 6 (2.37%) CMS
11 4 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (1.58%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (1.58%) WebLogic
12 3 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (1.19%) Mule
12 3 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (0.79%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 113 (44.66%) MS Excel
2 58 (22.92%) MS Office
3 5 (1.98%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.79%) Maya
5 2 (0.79%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.40%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 4 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.19%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.40%) Movex
3 1 (0.40%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.53%) SaaS
2 4 (1.58%) Office 365
3 2 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 52 (20.55%) DNS
2 27 (10.67%) DHCP
3 25 (9.88%) TCP/IP
4 21 (8.30%) SAN
5 17 (6.72%) VPN
5 17 (6.72%) SMTP
6 15 (5.93%) HTTP
7 14 (5.53%) Firewall
8 13 (5.14%) WAN
8 13 (5.14%) LAN
9 11 (4.35%) IPX
10 10 (3.95%) FTP
10 10 (3.95%) LDAP
11 9 (3.56%) Internet
12 8 (3.16%) VLAN
12 8 (3.16%) Wireshark
12 8 (3.16%) SSL
13 6 (2.37%) NAS
14 4 (1.58%) Wireless
14 4 (1.58%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (22.13%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.11%) MySQL
2 18 (7.11%) Relational Database
3 15 (5.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (5.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (5.14%) MS Access
5 9 (3.56%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (2.37%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.98%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.58%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.58%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (1.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (1.58%) Oracle9i Database
9 3 (1.19%) EDMS
10 1 (0.40%) dBASE
10 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (10.67%) MSI
2 7 (2.77%) Subversion
3 5 (1.98%) Maven
3 5 (1.98%) Eclipse
3 5 (1.98%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.98%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.19%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.79%) FogBugz
5 2 (0.79%) StarTeam
5 2 (0.79%) Selenium
General
1 66 (26.09%) Finance
2 50 (19.76%) Telecoms
3 31 (12.25%) Retail
4 16 (6.32%) Marketing
5 11 (4.35%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.77%) Local Government
7 6 (2.37%) German Language
8 5 (1.98%) Multimedia
8 5 (1.98%) Games
9 4 (1.58%) French Language
9 4 (1.58%) Italian Language
9 4 (1.58%) Spanish Language
10 3 (1.19%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.79%) Back Office
11 2 (0.79%) Banking
12 1 (0.40%) Advertising
12 1 (0.40%) Automotive
12 1 (0.40%) Law
12 1 (0.40%) Legal
Job Titles
1 86 (33.99%) Support Engineer
2 47 (18.58%) 2nd Line Support
3 42 (16.60%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 38 (15.02%) Integration Engineer
5 34 (13.44%) Analyst
6 20 (7.91%) Developer
7 18 (7.11%) 3rd Line Support
7 18 (7.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 17 (6.72%) Service Analyst
8 17 (6.72%) Systems Engineer
8 17 (6.72%) Service Desk Analyst
9 15 (5.93%) Software Developer
10 10 (3.95%) Technical Support
10 10 (3.95%) .NET Developer
10 10 (3.95%) .NET Software Developer
11 9 (3.56%) Consultant
12 8 (3.16%) Support Analyst
13 7 (2.77%) Systems Support Engineer
13 7 (2.77%) Systems Support
13 7 (2.77%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (11.07%) HTML
2 26 (10.28%) XML
3 23 (9.09%) .NET
3 23 (9.09%) CSS
4 13 (5.14%) ASP.NET
5 10 (3.95%) ASP.NET 2.0
6 8 (3.16%) Web Services
7 6 (2.37%) Ajax
7 6 (2.37%) REST
8 5 (1.98%) Java SE
8 5 (1.98%) XHTML
8 5 (1.98%) CGI
8 5 (1.98%) jQuery
9 4 (1.58%) WAP
9 4 (1.58%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.58%) WebCenter
10 3 (1.19%) HTML5
10 3 (1.19%) RESTful
10 3 (1.19%) Software Packaging
10 3 (1.19%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.25%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.72%) Computer Science
3 14 (5.53%) Mobile App
4 9 (3.56%) Clustering
4 9 (3.56%) Client/Server
5 7 (2.77%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.77%) PKI
6 6 (2.37%) Thin Client
6 6 (2.37%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.98%) Open Source
7 5 (1.98%) Statistics
8 4 (1.58%) Replication
8 4 (1.58%) NHS
9 3 (1.19%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.19%) Streaming Video
9 3 (1.19%) PMI
9 3 (1.19%) CMDB
9 3 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.79%) Social Media
10 2 (0.79%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 191 (75.49%) Windows
2 112 (44.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 86 (33.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 75 (29.64%) Windows 7
5 54 (21.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 49 (19.37%) Windows XP
7 34 (13.44%) Linux
7 34 (13.44%) Windows 2000 Server
8 15 (5.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (4.35%) Windows Vista
10 8 (3.16%) Solaris
11 7 (2.77%) Windows 8
12 6 (2.37%) UNIX
13 5 (1.98%) Mac OS
14 4 (1.58%) Windows 2000
15 3 (1.19%) Windows NT
15 3 (1.19%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.40%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (17.00%) ITIL
1 43 (17.00%) Release Management
2 41 (16.21%) Software Deployment
3 37 (14.62%) Software Distribution
4 25 (9.88%) Service Management
5 13 (5.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (5.14%) Asset Management
6 12 (4.74%) Configuration Management
7 11 (4.35%) Mobile Commerce
7 11 (4.35%) Supplier Management
7 11 (4.35%) Mobile Marketing
8 10 (3.95%) Mobile Application Development
9 9 (3.56%) Infrastructure Management
9 9 (3.56%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (3.56%) CRM
10 8 (3.16%) Project Management
10 8 (3.16%) Service Delivery
10 8 (3.16%) Change Management
10 8 (3.16%) Migration
10 8 (3.16%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 106 (41.90%) SQL
2 57 (22.53%) VB
3 55 (21.74%) VBScript
4 50 (19.76%) PowerShell
5 29 (11.46%) JavaScript
6 23 (9.09%) C#
7 12 (4.74%) Java
8 11 (4.35%) T-SQL
9 10 (3.95%) XPath
9 10 (3.95%) XQuery
10 6 (2.37%) C
10 6 (2.37%) C++
11 5 (1.98%) Perl
12 4 (1.58%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.58%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.79%) Winbatch
14 1 (0.40%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 93 (36.76%) Security Cleared
2 88 (34.78%) SC Cleared
3 67 (26.48%) DV Cleared
4 37 (14.62%) Degree
5 29 (11.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 27 (10.67%) MCP
7 19 (7.51%) MCSE
8 6 (2.37%) CCNA
8 6 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.58%) HND
10 3 (1.19%) ISEB
10 3 (1.19%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.19%) MCDST
11 2 (0.79%) MCITP
11 2 (0.79%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.40%) MCTS
12 1 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.40%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.49%) SLA
2 3 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 135 (53.36%) Active Directory
2 79 (31.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (22.53%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.16%) XenApp
5 6 (2.37%) XenDesktop
5 6 (2.37%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.98%) vSphere
7 4 (1.58%) VMware ESX
7 4 (1.58%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (1.58%) IAG
7 4 (1.58%) UAG
7 4 (1.58%) Novell eDirectory
8 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (1.19%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.19%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.79%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 126 (49.80%) SCCM
2 59 (23.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 32 (12.65%) SCOM
4 14 (5.53%) OpenView
5 12 (4.74%) MOM
6 8 (3.16%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.98%) Capistrano
8 4 (1.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (1.58%) BMC Marimba
8 4 (1.58%) Data Guard
8 4 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.19%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.79%) WSUS
10 2 (0.79%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 2 (0.79%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.79%) CiscoWorks
10 2 (0.79%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.40%) ZENworks
11 1 (0.40%) SCSM
Vendors
1 213 (84.19%) Microsoft
2 94 (37.15%) VMware
3 62 (24.51%) HP
4 55 (21.74%) Oracle
5 45 (17.79%) Citrix
6 40 (15.81%) Sophos
7 39 (15.42%) McAfee
8 30 (11.86%) Fujitsu
9 17 (6.72%) Symantec
10 15 (5.93%) Red Hat
11 13 (5.14%) IBM
12 12 (4.74%) Lotus
13 11 (4.35%) ESRI
14 9 (3.56%) Lumension
15 8 (3.16%) Sun
16 7 (2.77%) EMC
16 7 (2.77%) Cisco
16 7 (2.77%) Altiris
16 7 (2.77%) NetApp
16 7 (2.77%) LANDesk
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