The table below looks at the statistics for SCOM skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. 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 190 175 176
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 32 36 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.57% 0.66% 0.58%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.39% 8.53% 12.50%
Number of salaries quoted 25 31 23
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,200 £37,500 £38,100
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-2.43% -3.52%
SCOM
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Systems Management Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
281 422 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.02% 7.76% 4.62%
Number of salaries quoted 248 347 179
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,100
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,100 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

SCOM
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SCOM across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

SCOM Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SCOM
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SCOM across the West Midlands region.

SCOM Salary Trend in the West Midlands

SCOM
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SCOM across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

SCOM Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

SCOM
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the West Midlands region 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
Birmingham -23 13 £42,500 -15.00%
Coventry -3 7 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Herefordshire - 6 £42,500 -
Solihull +7 5 £37,500 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 60 (76.92%) SCCM
2 54 (69.23%) Windows
3 49 (62.82%) Microsoft
4 44 (56.41%) VMware
5 41 (52.56%) Citrix
6 35 (44.87%) Active Directory
7 30 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (35.90%) Hyper-V
9 27 (34.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (32.05%) MS Exchange
11 24 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
12 23 (29.49%) VMware Infrastructure
13 22 (28.21%) SharePoint
13 22 (28.21%) SQL Server
14 20 (25.64%) MCSE
15 19 (24.36%) SAN
16 17 (21.79%) Windows Server 2003
17 16 (20.51%) XenApp
17 16 (20.51%) SCDPM
18 15 (19.23%) vSphere
19 14 (17.95%) Lync
19 14 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2010
19 14 (17.95%) Windows 7
19 14 (17.95%) Clustering
19 14 (17.95%) Project Management
20 13 (16.67%) HP
20 13 (16.67%) AppSense
20 13 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
20 13 (16.67%) XenDesktop
21 12 (15.38%) NAS

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 25 (32.05%) MS Exchange
2 22 (28.21%) SharePoint
3 14 (17.95%) Lync
3 14 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
5 11 (14.10%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (12.82%) IIS
7 4 (5.13%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (14.10%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.97%) MS Office
3 1 (1.28%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (24.36%) SAN
2 12 (15.38%) NAS
3 11 (14.10%) DNS
4 9 (11.54%) DHCP
4 9 (11.54%) Internet
4 9 (11.54%) Firewall
5 6 (7.69%) TCP/IP
6 5 (6.41%) LAN
6 5 (6.41%) WAN
6 5 (6.41%) Unified Communications
6 5 (6.41%) IP Telephony
7 4 (5.13%) Intranet
8 3 (3.85%) Wireless
9 1 (1.28%) MPLS
9 1 (1.28%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.28%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.28%) LDAP
9 1 (1.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 11 (14.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (8.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.85%) MSI
General
1 9 (11.54%) Finance
2 2 (2.56%) Legal
2 2 (2.56%) Retail
2 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (29.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (21.79%) Support Engineer
2 17 (21.79%) Architect
3 13 (16.67%) Technical Architect
4 10 (12.82%) 3rd Line Support
4 10 (12.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 7 (8.97%) Technical Specialist
5 7 (8.97%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) Citrix Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 6 (7.69%) Team Leader
6 6 (7.69%) Server Support
6 6 (7.69%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Specialist
7 5 (6.41%) Consultant
7 5 (6.41%) Technical Team Leader
8 4 (5.13%) Server Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Citrix Specialist
8 4 (5.13%) Citrix Technical Specialist
9 3 (3.85%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.41%) .NET
1 5 (6.41%) Software Packaging
2 4 (5.13%) Web Services
2 4 (5.13%) XML
3 3 (3.85%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.28%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.95%) Clustering
2 2 (2.56%) PKI
2 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.56%) Replication
3 1 (1.28%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 54 (69.23%) Windows
2 30 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (34.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (21.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (17.95%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.95%) Project Management
2 11 (14.10%) ITIL
2 11 (14.10%) Business Development
2 11 (14.10%) Customer Engagement
3 9 (11.54%) Change Control
4 8 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (7.69%) Validation
5 6 (7.69%) Change Management
6 5 (6.41%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (3.85%) Mentoring
8 3 (3.85%) Security Management
8 3 (3.85%) Workflow
9 2 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (2.56%) Configuration Management
9 2 (2.56%) Service Management
9 2 (2.56%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.56%) CRM
9 2 (2.56%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.26%) SQL
2 6 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.56%) VB
4 1 (1.28%) C#
4 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (25.64%) MCSE
3 10 (12.82%) Degree
4 7 (8.97%) Security Cleared
4 7 (8.97%) CCA
4 7 (8.97%) Citrix Certification
4 7 (8.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (6.41%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.13%) MCP
7 3 (3.85%) MCSA
8 2 (2.56%) MCITP
8 2 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.28%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (44.87%) Active Directory
2 28 (35.90%) Hyper-V
3 23 (29.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (20.51%) XenApp
5 15 (19.23%) vSphere
6 13 (16.67%) XenDesktop
7 6 (7.69%) VMware ESX
8 4 (5.13%) Terminal Server
9 2 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 60 (76.92%) SCCM
2 16 (20.51%) SCDPM
3 11 (14.10%) SCVMM
4 6 (7.69%) SCOrch
4 6 (7.69%) SCSM
5 5 (6.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (5.13%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (5.13%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (1.28%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.28%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.28%) WSUS
7 1 (1.28%) MOM
7 1 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 49 (62.82%) Microsoft
2 44 (56.41%) VMware
3 41 (52.56%) Citrix
4 13 (16.67%) HP
4 13 (16.67%) AppSense
5 10 (12.82%) Cisco
6 5 (6.41%) CommVault
6 5 (6.41%) Symantec
6 5 (6.41%) EMC
7 4 (5.13%) Finjan
7 4 (5.13%) SolarWinds
8 3 (3.85%) Nimsoft
8 3 (3.85%) Spiceworks
8 3 (3.85%) Dell
9 2 (2.56%) Fujitsu
10 1 (1.28%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.28%) IBM
10 1 (1.28%) Sophos
10 1 (1.28%) NetApp