The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England 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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK / England
Rank 483 447 374
Rank change year-on-year -36 -73  
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 387 624 794
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.49% 0.64% 0.80%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.80% 7.86% 10.59%
Number of salaries quoted 325 495 645
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,450 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £67,500
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 England with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 6675 7936 7498
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 8.37% 8.20% 7.54%
Number of salaries quoted 5460 6431 6010
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £70,000 £70,750
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.19% +2.35%  

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

SCOM
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for SCOM in England

SCOM
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SCOM in England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SCOM in England

SCOM
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the England region over the 3 months to 25 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
London -40 109 £55,000 - 16
South East +46 77 £55,000 +29.41% 5
Yorkshire +32 47 £40,000 -3.61% 3
East of England +25 47 £50,000 +13.63% 1
East Midlands 0 40 £42,500 +53.15% 7
West Midlands +16 39 £47,500 +28.37% 6
North West -20 15 £45,000 -10.00% 2
South West -46 12 £42,500 +26.86% 5
North East +3 1 £40,000 +21.21%
SCOM
UK

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 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 England region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 673 (75.28%) Windows
2 593 (66.33%) Microsoft
3 553 (61.86%) Active Directory
4 538 (60.18%) SCCM
5 508 (56.82%) Windows Server
6 427 (47.76%) VMware
7 342 (38.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 318 (35.57%) ITIL
9 281 (31.43%) VMware Infrastructure
10 255 (28.52%) PowerShell
11 254 (28.41%) DNS
11 254 (28.41%) Hyper-V
12 247 (27.63%) MS Exchange
13 229 (25.62%) Windows Server 2008
14 218 (24.38%) Microsoft Azure
15 208 (23.27%) SQL
16 204 (22.82%) MS Excel
17 196 (21.92%) Citrix
17 196 (21.92%) Data Centre
18 195 (21.81%) Office 365
19 189 (21.14%) DHCP
20 182 (20.36%) SQL Server
21 177 (19.80%) Cisco
22 175 (19.57%) Linux
23 162 (18.12%) Microsoft Certification
24 153 (17.11%) SAN
25 148 (16.55%) Finance
26 146 (16.33%) Firewall
27 141 (15.77%) HP
28 131 (14.65%) Skype for Business

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in England 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
1 247 (27.63%) MS Exchange
2 131 (14.65%) Skype for Business
3 130 (14.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 88 (9.84%) IIS
5 78 (8.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 68 (7.61%) SharePoint
7 39 (4.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 17 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
8 17 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
9 12 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.56%) JBoss
10 5 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.22%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.22%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.22%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.11%) Apache
13 1 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 204 (22.82%) MS Excel
2 51 (5.70%) MS Office
3 17 (1.90%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (1.90%) assyst
2 5 (0.56%) Northgate Housing
3 4 (0.45%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.22%) Workfront
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 218 (24.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 195 (21.81%) Office 365
3 100 (11.19%) Amazon AWS
4 62 (6.94%) IaaS
5 38 (4.25%) PaaS
6 18 (2.01%) SaaS
7 13 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (1.01%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.89%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.56%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.34%) Akamai
12 3 (0.34%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.11%) Fastly
14 1 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 254 (28.41%) DNS
2 189 (21.14%) DHCP
3 153 (17.11%) SAN
4 146 (16.33%) Firewall
5 68 (7.61%) LAN
6 67 (7.49%) WAN
7 66 (7.38%) Skype
8 59 (6.60%) LDAP
9 52 (5.82%) Kerberos
10 45 (5.03%) VoIP
11 42 (4.70%) VPN
12 35 (3.91%) TCP/IP
13 34 (3.80%) Network Security
14 33 (3.69%) iSCSI
15 31 (3.47%) SSL
16 30 (3.36%) MPLS
17 27 (3.02%) Fibre Channel
18 26 (2.91%) PBX
19 25 (2.80%) Unified Communications
20 23 (2.57%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (20.36%) SQL Server
2 41 (4.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 38 (4.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (0.67%) Amazon Redshift
8 6 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (0.67%) NoSQL
8 6 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (0.45%) DTS
10 4 (0.45%) MySQL
10 4 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.45%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.45%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.34%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.34%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 11 (1.23%) Jenkins
1 11 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
2 9 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.56%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.22%) Ant
6 1 (0.11%) Git (software)
General
1 148 (16.55%) Finance
2 34 (3.80%) Banking
3 31 (3.47%) Publishing
4 29 (3.24%) Law
4 29 (3.24%) Retail
5 28 (3.13%) Back Office
6 24 (2.68%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.57%) Financial Institution
7 14 (1.57%) Marketing
8 13 (1.45%) Games
9 12 (1.34%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.34%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.67%) Advertising
11 5 (0.56%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.56%) Legal
11 5 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.34%) Electronics
13 2 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.22%) Local Government
14 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 138 (15.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 118 (13.20%) Windows Engineer
3 108 (12.08%) Systems Engineer
4 103 (11.52%) Analyst
5 89 (9.96%) Server Engineer
6 82 (9.17%) Administrator
7 59 (6.60%) SCCM Engineer
8 53 (5.93%) Wintel Engineer
9 50 (5.59%) Support Engineer
10 46 (5.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 45 (5.03%) Support Analyst
11 45 (5.03%) VMware Engineer
12 44 (4.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 44 (4.92%) Systems Administrator
13 43 (4.81%) Senior Systems Engineer
14 40 (4.47%) IT Engineer
15 37 (4.14%) Senior Windows Engineer
15 37 (4.14%) Windows Server Engineer
16 36 (4.03%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 30 (3.36%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (2.35%) Web Services
2 19 (2.13%) .NET
3 14 (1.57%) Middleware
4 10 (1.12%) XML
5 7 (0.78%) ASP.NET
6 5 (0.56%) JMS
7 4 (0.45%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.34%) WF
8 3 (0.34%) XSD
8 3 (0.34%) XSLT
9 1 (0.11%) HTML
9 1 (0.11%) MSMQ
9 1 (0.11%) WAP
9 1 (0.11%) WCF
9 1 (0.11%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 196 (21.92%) Data Centre
2 88 (9.84%) Clustering
3 75 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
4 64 (7.16%) PKI
5 41 (4.59%) Management Information System
6 40 (4.47%) Computer Science
7 34 (3.80%) CMDB
8 26 (2.91%) Blackberry
9 20 (2.24%) Replication
10 19 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
11 15 (1.68%) Client/Server
12 14 (1.57%) HP StoreVirtual
12 14 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
13 12 (1.34%) Private Cloud
14 11 (1.23%) HP Storage
15 10 (1.12%) EMC VNX
16 9 (1.01%) Fat Client
16 9 (1.01%) Public Cloud
16 9 (1.01%) Thin Client
17 6 (0.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 673 (75.28%) Windows
2 508 (56.82%) Windows Server
3 342 (38.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 229 (25.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 175 (19.57%) Linux
6 78 (8.72%) Unix
7 74 (8.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 62 (6.94%) Windows 7
9 32 (3.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (2.57%) Mac OS X
10 23 (2.57%) Windows 10
11 19 (2.13%) Solaris
12 10 (1.12%) Windows 8
13 8 (0.89%) AIX
14 6 (0.67%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.56%) HPUX
16 4 (0.45%) Android
16 4 (0.45%) Debian
16 4 (0.45%) Windows Phone
17 3 (0.34%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (35.57%) ITIL
2 104 (11.63%) Service Delivery
3 58 (6.49%) Service Management
4 56 (6.26%) Migration
5 54 (6.04%) Continuous Improvement
5 54 (6.04%) Problem Management
6 53 (5.93%) Capacity Management
6 53 (5.93%) Project Management
7 50 (5.59%) Agile Software Development
8 49 (5.48%) Identity Management
9 45 (5.03%) Change Management
9 45 (5.03%) Configuration Management
9 45 (5.03%) ITIL V3
10 44 (4.92%) High Availability
11 42 (4.70%) Patch Management
12 40 (4.47%) Capacity Planning
12 40 (4.47%) Server Building
13 39 (4.36%) Disaster Recovery
14 38 (4.25%) IT Strategy
15 35 (3.91%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 255 (28.52%) PowerShell
2 208 (23.27%) SQL
3 33 (3.69%) VB
4 24 (2.68%) T-SQL
5 15 (1.68%) C#
6 13 (1.45%) Java
7 10 (1.12%) VBScript
8 7 (0.78%) Perl
9 5 (0.56%) Korn
10 4 (0.45%) C
11 3 (0.34%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.34%) XPath
12 2 (0.22%) Ruby
12 2 (0.22%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.11%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 162 (18.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 125 (13.98%) MCSE
3 74 (8.28%) Degree
4 63 (7.05%) MCITP
5 55 (6.15%) Security Cleared
6 38 (4.25%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (4.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 29 (3.24%) ITIL Certification
8 28 (3.13%) MCSA
9 26 (2.91%) BPSS Clearance
9 26 (2.91%) LPIC
10 25 (2.80%) Citrix Certification
11 23 (2.57%) CCNA
12 19 (2.13%) CCNP
12 19 (2.13%) MCP
13 12 (1.34%) CEH
13 12 (1.34%) SC Cleared
14 11 (1.23%) CCA
14 11 (1.23%) CCIE
14 11 (1.23%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (9.96%) SLA
2 26 (2.91%) Disclosure Scotland
3 13 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (1.12%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.56%) PMO
7 3 (0.34%) SSAE 16
8 2 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.22%) EMIR
8 2 (0.22%) MiFID
8 2 (0.22%) WCAG
9 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.11%) GCP
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.11%) QA
System Software
1 553 (61.86%) Active Directory
2 281 (31.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 254 (28.41%) Hyper-V
4 128 (14.32%) vSphere
5 99 (11.07%) XenApp
6 58 (6.49%) VMware ESXi
7 49 (5.48%) XenDesktop
8 30 (3.36%) Firmware
9 28 (3.13%) VMware ESX
10 23 (2.57%) Terminal Services
11 21 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
12 15 (1.68%) OpenSIPS
13 14 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
14 13 (1.45%) Forefront TMG
15 11 (1.23%) ISA Server
16 9 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
17 7 (0.78%) VMware Server
18 6 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
18 6 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 3 (0.34%) NFS
Systems Management
1 538 (60.18%) SCCM
2 71 (7.94%) NetBackup
3 53 (5.93%) SCVMM
4 44 (4.92%) WSUS
5 42 (4.70%) SCOrch
6 41 (4.59%) Nagios
7 36 (4.03%) Backup Exec
8 31 (3.47%) Microsoft Clustering
9 29 (3.24%) Tivoli
10 26 (2.91%) SCSM
11 21 (2.35%) Failover Clustering
12 17 (1.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 17 (1.90%) Puppet
13 16 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
14 15 (1.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 13 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
15 13 (1.45%) OpenView
15 13 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 12 (1.34%) HP SIM
17 11 (1.23%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 593 (66.33%) Microsoft
2 427 (47.76%) VMware
3 196 (21.92%) Citrix
4 177 (19.80%) Cisco
5 141 (15.77%) HP
6 86 (9.62%) SolarWinds
7 78 (8.72%) NetApp
8 64 (7.16%) Red Hat
9 48 (5.37%) IBM
10 40 (4.47%) Symantec
11 39 (4.36%) F5
12 36 (4.03%) EMC
12 36 (4.03%) Oracle
13 34 (3.80%) 3PAR
14 26 (2.91%) Juniper
14 26 (2.91%) Palo Alto
15 25 (2.80%) Avaya
15 25 (2.80%) Dell
16 24 (2.68%) CheckPoint
17 22 (2.46%) CommVault
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