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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 185 179 165
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -14
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 33 34 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.59% 0.63% 0.72%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.28% 10.90% 8.33%
Number of salaries quoted 22 28 35
Average salary £46,250 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.82% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,750 £37,500 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £46,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
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
321 312 468
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.70% 5.81% 8.59%
Number of salaries quoted 272 263 391
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,850 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +1.19%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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
(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 +28 32 £47,500 +5.55%
Staffordshire - 2 £31,500 -
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 53 (67.09%) SCCM
2 47 (59.49%) Active Directory
3 45 (56.96%) Windows
4 42 (53.16%) Microsoft
5 33 (41.77%) Hyper-V
6 31 (39.24%) VMware
7 27 (34.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 22 (27.85%) Microsoft Certification
9 20 (25.32%) MS Exchange
10 18 (22.78%) MCSE
11 17 (21.52%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (18.99%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (18.99%) DHCP
12 15 (18.99%) DNS
13 14 (17.72%) SCVMM
13 14 (17.72%) Citrix
14 13 (16.46%) Microsoft Azure
14 13 (16.46%) Lync
14 13 (16.46%) Private Cloud
15 12 (15.19%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (15.19%) SQL
16 11 (13.92%) SharePoint
16 11 (13.92%) Exchange Server 2010
16 11 (13.92%) XenApp
16 11 (13.92%) Data Centre
17 10 (12.66%) XenDesktop
17 10 (12.66%) Security Cleared
17 10 (12.66%) ITIL
17 10 (12.66%) CCA
17 10 (12.66%) Citrix Certification

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 20 (25.32%) MS Exchange
2 13 (16.46%) Lync
3 11 (13.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (13.92%) SharePoint
4 8 (10.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (8.86%) IIS
5 7 (8.86%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (3.80%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.27%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.27%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (11.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.27%) SaaS
3 1 (1.27%) Office 365
3 1 (1.27%) IaaS
3 1 (1.27%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.99%) DHCP
1 15 (18.99%) DNS
2 8 (10.13%) TCP/IP
3 7 (8.86%) LAN
4 6 (7.59%) WAN
4 6 (7.59%) VPN
4 6 (7.59%) SAN
5 5 (6.33%) IPsec
6 3 (3.80%) VLAN
6 3 (3.80%) VoIP
6 3 (3.80%) Firewall
7 1 (1.27%) MPLS
7 1 (1.27%) LDAP
7 1 (1.27%) FTP
7 1 (1.27%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (1.27%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.27%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.27%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.27%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.27%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (5.06%) Retail
2 1 (1.27%) Local Government
2 1 (1.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (18.99%) Consultant
2 13 (16.46%) Architect
3 10 (12.66%) Analyst
4 9 (11.39%) Systems Engineer
4 9 (11.39%) Systems Support
4 9 (11.39%) Support Engineer
4 9 (11.39%) 3rd Line Support
4 9 (11.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (11.39%) Citrix Specialist
5 8 (10.13%) Support Analyst
5 8 (10.13%) Systems Support Engineer
6 7 (8.86%) Help Desk Support
6 7 (8.86%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 7 (8.86%) Help Desk Analyst
6 7 (8.86%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (8.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (7.59%) Graduate
7 6 (7.59%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 5 (6.33%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (6.33%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.46%) Private Cloud
2 11 (13.92%) Data Centre
3 6 (7.59%) Computer Science
4 5 (6.33%) Replication
5 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.53%) Clustering
6 2 (2.53%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.27%) NHS
7 1 (1.27%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 45 (56.96%) Windows
2 17 (21.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (18.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (15.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (8.86%) AIX
6 5 (6.33%) Windows 7
7 4 (5.06%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.66%) ITIL
1 10 (12.66%) Use Case
2 6 (7.59%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (6.33%) Migration
3 5 (6.33%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (3.80%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (3.80%) Mentoring
5 2 (2.53%) CRM
5 2 (2.53%) Change Management
6 1 (1.27%) ERP
6 1 (1.27%) B2B
6 1 (1.27%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.27%) Software Engineering
6 1 (1.27%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.27%) Operations Management
6 1 (1.27%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (1.27%) Open Source
6 1 (1.27%) ITIL V3
6 1 (1.27%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.19%) SQL
2 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.27%) VBScript
2 1 (1.27%) VB
2 1 (1.27%) ActionScript
2 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.27%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 22 (27.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (22.78%) MCSE
3 10 (12.66%) CCA
3 10 (12.66%) Citrix Certification
3 10 (12.66%) Security Cleared
4 9 (11.39%) SC Cleared
5 8 (10.13%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (7.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (7.59%) MCITP
7 5 (6.33%) MCTS
7 5 (6.33%) MCSA
8 2 (2.53%) CCNP
8 2 (2.53%) CCNA
8 2 (2.53%) CCDA
8 2 (2.53%) CCDP
8 2 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.53%) CCENT
8 2 (2.53%) VCP4
9 1 (1.27%) VCAP
9 1 (1.27%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.86%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (59.49%) Active Directory
2 33 (41.77%) Hyper-V
3 27 (34.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (13.92%) XenApp
5 10 (12.66%) XenDesktop
6 6 (7.59%) vSphere
7 5 (6.33%) BitLocker
8 3 (3.80%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.27%) XenServer
9 1 (1.27%) UAG
9 1 (1.27%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 53 (67.09%) SCCM
2 14 (17.72%) SCVMM
3 7 (8.86%) SCDPM
3 7 (8.86%) SCSM
4 5 (6.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 5 (6.33%) Windows Intune
4 5 (6.33%) Backup Exec
5 4 (5.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (3.80%) WSUS
6 3 (3.80%) MOM
7 2 (2.53%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.27%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.27%) Nagios
8 1 (1.27%) Tivoli
8 1 (1.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (1.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (1.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (1.27%) Cacti
8 1 (1.27%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 42 (53.16%) Microsoft
2 31 (39.24%) VMware
3 14 (17.72%) Citrix
4 9 (11.39%) AppSense
5 5 (6.33%) Symantec
5 5 (6.33%) HP
6 4 (5.06%) Cisco
6 4 (5.06%) CA
6 4 (5.06%) EMC
6 4 (5.06%) LANDesk
7 3 (3.80%) NetApp
8 2 (2.53%) CommVault
9 1 (1.27%) Avaya
9 1 (1.27%) BMC
9 1 (1.27%) Oracle
9 1 (1.27%) Dell
9 1 (1.27%) Sophos
9 1 (1.27%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.27%) ServiceNow