The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for SCOM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SCOM over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 98 112
Rank change year-on-year +6 +14  
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 4 4 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.37% 0.30% 0.74%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.06% 4.60% 13.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 12
Median salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.42% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -  

SCOM is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 66 87 98
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 6.13% 6.59% 5.57%
Number of salaries quoted 50 73 93
Median salary £57,250 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +43.12% +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,950 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.19% +2.35%  

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing SCOM as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for SCOM in Cheshire

SCOM
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SCOM in Cheshire.

Salary trend for SCOM in Cheshire

SCOM
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 1 £42,500 -
SCOM
North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing SCOM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 11 (84.62%) Windows Server
3 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
3 8 (61.54%) Finance
3 8 (61.54%) VMware
3 8 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (53.85%) Workflow
4 7 (53.85%) SCCM
5 6 (46.15%) Risk Management
5 6 (46.15%) ITIL
6 5 (38.46%) SLA
6 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
7 4 (30.77%) Banking
7 4 (30.77%) Back Office
7 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
7 4 (30.77%) SOA
7 4 (30.77%) SQL
7 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (23.08%) Patch Management
8 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
8 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
8 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
8 3 (23.08%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (23.08%) .NET
8 3 (23.08%) C#

SCOM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 3 (23.08%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) DMZ
1 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Back Office
2 4 (30.77%) Banking
3 3 (23.08%) Financial Institution
3 3 (23.08%) Marketing
3 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
4 2 (15.38%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Applications Support
1 3 (23.08%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Applications Specialist
2 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Specialist
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Management Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Management Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
1 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
1 3 (23.08%) WF
1 3 (23.08%) XML
1 3 (23.08%) XSLT
2 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.69%) Middleware
3 1 (7.69%) WCF
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
1 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) Windows Server
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (15.38%) Linux
6 1 (7.69%) AIX
6 1 (7.69%) HPUX
6 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (7.69%) Solaris
6 1 (7.69%) Unix
6 1 (7.69%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Workflow
2 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 6 (46.15%) Risk Management
3 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (30.77%) SOA
4 3 (23.08%) Direct Marketing
4 3 (23.08%) Information Management
4 3 (23.08%) Patch Management
4 3 (23.08%) Service Management
5 2 (15.38%) Wealth Management
6 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
6 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
6 1 (7.69%) Software Asset Management
6 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) C#
3 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 2 (15.38%) Java
4 2 (15.38%) Perl
4 2 (15.38%) VB
5 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
1 8 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (23.08%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
3 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) SCCM
2 2 (15.38%) Netcool
3 1 (7.69%) Ganglia
3 1 (7.69%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 8 (61.54%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) CA
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) Dell
4 1 (7.69%) IBM
4 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow
4 1 (7.69%) Splunk