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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 181 174 176
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 37 37 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.67% 0.67% 0.46%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.55% 8.13% 10.95%
Number of salaries quoted 30 32 21
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,000 £34,400
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
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
273 455 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.93% 8.18% 4.22%
Number of salaries quoted 250 376 156
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,650 £31,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -6 18 £45,000 -14.28% 1
Solihull +1 7 £37,500 -
Herefordshire - 6 £42,500 -
Coventry +5 5 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Shropshire -8 1 - - 1
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 68 (78.16%) SCCM
2 54 (62.07%) Windows
3 52 (59.77%) Microsoft
4 45 (51.72%) VMware
5 44 (50.57%) Citrix
6 41 (47.13%) Active Directory
7 35 (40.23%) Hyper-V
8 30 (34.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (31.03%) Microsoft Certification
10 26 (29.89%) MS Exchange
11 25 (28.74%) Windows Server 2012
12 24 (27.59%) SharePoint
13 22 (25.29%) MCSE
13 22 (25.29%) VMware Infrastructure
14 21 (24.14%) SQL Server
15 19 (21.84%) XenApp
16 17 (19.54%) XenDesktop
16 17 (19.54%) AppSense
16 17 (19.54%) Windows Server 2003
17 16 (18.39%) SAN
17 16 (18.39%) SCDPM
18 15 (17.24%) Windows 7
19 14 (16.09%) Project Management
19 14 (16.09%) Clustering
19 14 (16.09%) Exchange Server 2003
19 14 (16.09%) Exchange Server 2010
20 13 (14.94%) vSphere
20 13 (14.94%) SCVMM
20 13 (14.94%) SharePoint Server
20 13 (14.94%) HP

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 26 (29.89%) MS Exchange
2 24 (27.59%) SharePoint
3 14 (16.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 14 (16.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (14.94%) SharePoint Server
5 12 (13.79%) Lync
6 9 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (9.20%) IIS
8 5 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2000
10 2 (2.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.90%) MS Office
3 1 (1.15%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (18.39%) SAN
2 11 (12.64%) NAS
2 11 (12.64%) DNS
3 10 (11.49%) Firewall
4 9 (10.34%) DHCP
5 7 (8.05%) Internet
6 5 (5.75%) TCP/IP
6 5 (5.75%) Unified Communications
7 4 (4.60%) LAN
7 4 (4.60%) WAN
7 4 (4.60%) IP Telephony
8 3 (3.45%) Wireless
8 3 (3.45%) Intranet
9 2 (2.30%) VPN
10 1 (1.15%) MPLS
10 1 (1.15%) LDAP
10 1 (1.15%) SMTP
10 1 (1.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (4.60%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.45%) MSI
General
1 8 (9.20%) Finance
2 2 (2.30%) Retail
2 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (26.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (21.84%) Architect
2 19 (21.84%) Support Engineer
3 15 (17.24%) Technical Architect
4 13 (14.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 13 (14.94%) 3rd Line Support
5 12 (13.79%) Consultant
6 9 (10.34%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 7 (8.05%) Technical Specialist
7 7 (8.05%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 6 (6.90%) Citrix Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) Server Support
9 5 (5.75%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 5 (5.75%) Team Leader
9 5 (5.75%) Infrastructure Team Leader
9 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Specialist
10 4 (4.60%) Citrix Technical Specialist
10 4 (4.60%) Citrix Specialist
10 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (4.60%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.60%) Software Packaging
1 4 (4.60%) .NET
2 3 (3.45%) Application Packaging
2 3 (3.45%) Web Services
2 3 (3.45%) XML
3 1 (1.15%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.09%) Clustering
2 2 (2.30%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.30%) PKI
3 1 (1.15%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 54 (62.07%) Windows
2 30 (34.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (28.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (19.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (17.24%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.30%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.09%) Project Management
2 12 (13.79%) ITIL
3 11 (12.64%) Customer Engagement
3 11 (12.64%) Business Development
4 8 (9.20%) Change Control
5 7 (8.05%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (6.90%) Validation
7 5 (5.75%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.75%) Change Management
8 4 (4.60%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (4.60%) Data Protection
8 4 (4.60%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (3.45%) Workflow
9 3 (3.45%) Security Management
9 3 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (3.45%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (2.30%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (2.30%) Server Monitoring
10 2 (2.30%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.90%) PowerShell
1 6 (6.90%) SQL
2 1 (1.15%) C#
2 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (31.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (25.29%) MCSE
3 10 (11.49%) Degree
4 8 (9.20%) Security Cleared
5 6 (6.90%) CCA
5 6 (6.90%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (5.75%) MCITP
6 5 (5.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (5.75%) MCP
6 5 (5.75%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.30%) MCSA
8 2 (2.30%) MCTS
9 1 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.15%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (47.13%) Active Directory
2 35 (40.23%) Hyper-V
3 22 (25.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (21.84%) XenApp
5 17 (19.54%) XenDesktop
6 13 (14.94%) vSphere
7 5 (5.75%) VMware ESX
7 5 (5.75%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (3.45%) Terminal Server
9 2 (2.30%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (2.30%) UAG
Systems Management
1 68 (78.16%) SCCM
2 16 (18.39%) SCDPM
3 13 (14.94%) SCVMM
4 8 (9.20%) SCOrch
5 7 (8.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 7 (8.05%) SCSM
6 3 (3.45%) MOM
6 3 (3.45%) MAILsweeper
6 3 (3.45%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (2.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (2.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (1.15%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (59.77%) Microsoft
2 45 (51.72%) VMware
3 44 (50.57%) Citrix
4 17 (19.54%) AppSense
5 13 (14.94%) HP
6 11 (12.64%) Cisco
7 6 (6.90%) Symantec
8 4 (4.60%) SolarWinds
8 4 (4.60%) CommVault
9 3 (3.45%) NetApp
9 3 (3.45%) Dell
9 3 (3.45%) EMC
9 3 (3.45%) IBM
9 3 (3.45%) Finjan
9 3 (3.45%) Nimsoft
9 3 (3.45%) Spiceworks
10 2 (2.30%) Fujitsu
11 1 (1.15%) ServiceNow
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