Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 554 467 503
Rank change year-on-year -87 +36 -47
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 775 1109 1150
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.46% 0.62% 0.56%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.25% 7.06% 7.17%
Number of salaries quoted 604 901 1033
England median annual salary £49,750 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.56% +2.27% -2.22%
10th Percentile £33,825 £30,695 £30,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £63,750 £63,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% -3.33%

SCOM is in the Systems Management category. The following 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.

All Systems Management Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 14769 15703 16044
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 8.74% 8.75% 7.78%
Number of salaries quoted 12229 12818 13143
England median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +3.16%

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SCOM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -20 321 £53,730 -2.31% 13
North of England -79 152 £37,500 -6.25% 3
South East +11 138 £42,500 -5.56% 10
Yorkshire -14 95 £37,500 - 1
Midlands -39 90 £40,000 -5.88% 5
West Midlands -15 82 £40,000 -8.57% 4
North West -39 55 £47,500 -2.56% 2
South West +16 44 £46,000 +27.78%
East of England -61 30 £47,500 +9.20% 1
East Midlands -29 8 £40,000 -5.88% 1
North East -13 2 £36,500 -2.67%
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 637 (82.19%) Windows
2 522 (67.35%) Active Directory
3 492 (63.48%) SCCM
4 491 (63.35%) Microsoft
5 488 (62.97%) Windows Server
6 413 (53.29%) VMware
7 335 (43.23%) PowerShell
8 295 (38.06%) ITIL
9 280 (36.13%) Microsoft Azure
10 244 (31.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 227 (29.29%) VMware Infrastructure
12 199 (25.68%) Office 365
13 198 (25.55%) Hyper-V
14 194 (25.03%) Windows Server 2008
15 191 (24.65%) Citrix
16 183 (23.61%) SQL
17 182 (23.48%) SAN
18 181 (23.35%) Cisco
19 179 (23.10%) DNS
20 162 (20.90%) Microsoft Certification
21 155 (20.00%) Linux
22 148 (19.10%) Data Centre
23 147 (18.97%) SQL Server
24 140 (18.06%) HP
25 135 (17.42%) Amazon AWS
26 132 (17.03%) DHCP
27 130 (16.77%) MS Exchange
28 127 (16.39%) Firewall
29 125 (16.13%) Finance
30 105 (13.55%) VMware ESXi

SCOM
Co-occurring 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
1 130 (16.77%) MS Exchange
2 87 (11.23%) IIS
2 87 (11.23%) Skype for Business
3 78 (10.06%) SharePoint
4 68 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 67 (8.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (1.81%) Apache
6 14 (1.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 14 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.90%) CMS
11 6 (0.77%) Confluence
12 5 (0.65%) EPiServer
12 5 (0.65%) nginx
12 5 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (0.65%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.39%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 47 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.03%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.39%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.42%) assyst
3 3 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.26%) Workfront
5 1 (0.13%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 280 (36.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 199 (25.68%) Office 365
3 135 (17.42%) Amazon AWS
4 70 (9.03%) IaaS
5 44 (5.68%) PaaS
6 31 (4.00%) AWS CloudFormation
7 29 (3.74%) Azure Active Directory
8 28 (3.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 14 (1.81%) SaaS
10 13 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
11 10 (1.29%) Amazon S3
11 10 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
12 9 (1.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (0.90%) Yammer
14 4 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.52%) CloudFront
14 4 (0.52%) Loggly
14 4 (0.52%) Route 53
15 3 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 182 (23.48%) SAN
2 179 (23.10%) DNS
3 132 (17.03%) DHCP
4 127 (16.39%) Firewall
5 68 (8.77%) TCP/IP
6 61 (7.87%) VPN
7 60 (7.74%) Skype
8 47 (6.06%) WAN
9 43 (5.55%) LAN
9 43 (5.55%) Network Security
10 39 (5.03%) NAS
11 37 (4.77%) Kerberos
12 34 (4.39%) LDAP
13 30 (3.87%) Intrusion Detection
14 27 (3.48%) VLAN
15 25 (3.23%) VoIP
16 22 (2.84%) Internet
17 21 (2.71%) Cisco IOS
17 21 (2.71%) NetScaler
18 18 (2.32%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (18.97%) SQL Server
2 41 (5.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (4.26%) Azure SQL Database
4 18 (2.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (2.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (2.19%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (1.68%) SQL Server 2014
6 13 (1.68%) SQL Server 2016
7 11 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
8 9 (1.16%) MySQL
9 8 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (0.77%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (0.77%) Oracle Database 12c
11 5 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.65%) DB2
11 5 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (0.65%) OLAP
11 5 (0.65%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 25 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (3.10%) Visual Studio Team System
3 15 (1.94%) Octopus Deploy
4 14 (1.81%) Git (software)
5 10 (1.29%) TeamCity
6 9 (1.16%) Jenkins
7 6 (0.77%) JIRA
7 6 (0.77%) MSI
8 5 (0.65%) Psake
9 4 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.39%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.39%) NuGet
10 3 (0.39%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.26%) Metasploit
11 2 (0.26%) Vagrant
General
1 125 (16.13%) Finance
2 40 (5.16%) Banking
3 18 (2.32%) Law
4 15 (1.94%) Legal
5 13 (1.68%) Investment Banking
6 12 (1.55%) Back Office
6 12 (1.55%) Retail
7 11 (1.42%) Financial Institution
7 11 (1.42%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.42%) Marketing
8 10 (1.29%) Games
9 8 (1.03%) Telecoms
10 6 (0.77%) Publishing
11 4 (0.52%) Advertising
11 4 (0.52%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.26%) Electronics
12 2 (0.26%) Front Office
13 1 (0.13%) Automotive
13 1 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 183 (23.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 102 (13.16%) Windows Engineer
3 87 (11.23%) Analyst
4 85 (10.97%) Server Engineer
5 64 (8.26%) Systems Engineer
6 60 (7.74%) Support Engineer
7 59 (7.61%) Windows Server Engineer
8 57 (7.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 50 (6.45%) VMware Engineer
10 46 (5.94%) Administrator
11 44 (5.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 39 (5.03%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
13 38 (4.90%) 3rd Line Support
13 38 (4.90%) Consultant
14 37 (4.77%) Infrastructure Support
15 35 (4.52%) SCCM Engineer
16 32 (4.13%) IT Engineer
17 31 (4.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
17 31 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
17 31 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (4.52%) Web Services
2 30 (3.87%) .NET
3 11 (1.42%) ASP.NET
4 9 (1.16%) Elastic Stack
4 9 (1.16%) WAP
5 7 (0.90%) Software Packaging
6 6 (0.77%) 802.1X
6 6 (0.77%) JSON
6 6 (0.77%) Middleware
7 5 (0.65%) .NET Framework
7 5 (0.65%) ASP.NET Core
7 5 (0.65%) XML
7 5 (0.65%) XSLT
8 4 (0.52%) COM
8 4 (0.52%) YAML
9 3 (0.39%) HTML
9 3 (0.39%) WF
9 3 (0.39%) XMPP
10 2 (0.26%) CSS
10 2 (0.26%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 148 (19.10%) Data Centre
2 80 (10.32%) Clustering
3 53 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (6.71%) Management Information System
5 32 (4.13%) Computer Science
5 32 (4.13%) PKI
6 23 (2.97%) Hybrid Cloud
7 22 (2.84%) Blackberry
8 20 (2.58%) Replication
9 19 (2.45%) Video Conferencing
10 18 (2.32%) Hedge funds
11 16 (2.06%) Private Cloud
12 15 (1.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 14 (1.81%) Public Cloud
14 13 (1.68%) BYOD
15 12 (1.55%) EMC VMAX
15 12 (1.55%) EMC VNX
15 12 (1.55%) Enterprise Storage
16 11 (1.42%) Fat Client
16 11 (1.42%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 637 (82.19%) Windows
2 488 (62.97%) Windows Server
3 244 (31.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 194 (25.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 155 (20.00%) Linux
6 52 (6.71%) Unix
7 44 (5.68%) Windows 10
8 41 (5.29%) Windows 7
9 33 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 28 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 23 (2.97%) Windows 8
12 10 (1.29%) Mac OS X
12 10 (1.29%) Solaris
13 9 (1.16%) CentOS
14 8 (1.03%) Data ONTAP
15 4 (0.52%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.52%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.26%) Kali Linux
17 1 (0.13%) HPUX
17 1 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (38.06%) ITIL
2 83 (10.71%) Service Management
3 78 (10.06%) Change Management
4 76 (9.81%) Service Delivery
5 75 (9.68%) Migration
6 73 (9.42%) Disaster Recovery
7 69 (8.90%) Problem Management
8 62 (8.00%) Project Management
9 61 (7.87%) Proactive Monitoring
10 60 (7.74%) Mentoring
11 57 (7.35%) Configuration Management
12 52 (6.71%) Continuous Improvement
13 49 (6.32%) ITIL V3
14 48 (6.19%) Infrastructure Management
15 47 (6.06%) Kalman Filter
16 46 (5.94%) DevOps
17 45 (5.81%) Root Cause Analysis
18 44 (5.68%) Agile Software Development
19 41 (5.29%) Patch Management
20 39 (5.03%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 335 (43.23%) PowerShell
2 183 (23.61%) SQL
3 25 (3.23%) Python
4 24 (3.10%) T-SQL
5 22 (2.84%) Java
6 20 (2.58%) Perl
7 17 (2.19%) C#
8 15 (1.94%) Ruby
9 14 (1.81%) C
10 13 (1.68%) VBScript
11 12 (1.55%) VB
12 8 (1.03%) C++
12 8 (1.03%) JavaScript
13 7 (0.90%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.65%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.39%) PHP
15 3 (0.39%) VBA
16 2 (0.26%) Korn
16 2 (0.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 162 (20.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 99 (12.77%) MCSE
3 93 (12.00%) Degree
4 69 (8.90%) MCSA
5 50 (6.45%) Security Cleared
6 36 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 35 (4.52%) MCITP
8 30 (3.87%) Cisco Certification
9 25 (3.23%) CCNA
10 22 (2.84%) SC Cleared
11 20 (2.58%) DV Cleared
12 18 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
13 16 (2.06%) MCP
14 13 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (1.16%) CCA
15 9 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
16 8 (1.03%) SANS
17 7 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 7 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 7 (0.90%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.77%) SLA
2 13 (1.68%) PMO
3 12 (1.55%) QA
4 11 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 7 (0.90%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.77%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.77%) GCP
7 3 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.13%) NIST 800
System Software
1 522 (67.35%) Active Directory
2 227 (29.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 198 (25.55%) Hyper-V
4 105 (13.55%) VMware ESXi
5 88 (11.35%) XenApp
6 49 (6.32%) XenDesktop
7 48 (6.19%) vSphere
8 40 (5.16%) Microsoft App-V
9 32 (4.13%) Virtual Desktop
10 28 (3.61%) Virtual Servers
11 24 (3.10%) BitLocker
12 20 (2.58%) Docker
13 19 (2.45%) Firmware
14 17 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
15 15 (1.94%) DFS Replication
15 15 (1.94%) Terminal Services
16 13 (1.68%) ISA Server
17 12 (1.55%) XenServer
18 9 (1.16%) UAG
19 7 (0.90%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 492 (63.48%) SCCM
2 75 (9.68%) SCOrch
3 74 (9.55%) SCVMM
4 73 (9.42%) Nagios
5 67 (8.65%) WSUS
6 51 (6.58%) Puppet
7 47 (6.06%) Microsoft Clustering
8 45 (5.81%) SCDPM
9 39 (5.03%) EdgeSight
10 32 (4.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 31 (4.00%) Backup Exec
11 31 (4.00%) Simpana
12 28 (3.61%) vCenter Server
13 25 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
14 21 (2.71%) Terraform
15 20 (2.58%) Microsoft Intune
15 20 (2.58%) SCSM
16 19 (2.45%) Norton AntiVirus
16 19 (2.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 17 (2.19%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 491 (63.35%) Microsoft
2 413 (53.29%) VMware
3 191 (24.65%) Citrix
4 181 (23.35%) Cisco
5 140 (18.06%) HP
6 82 (10.58%) Dell
7 78 (10.06%) CommVault
8 66 (8.52%) SolarWinds
9 59 (7.61%) NetApp
10 44 (5.68%) Veeam
11 43 (5.55%) Symantec
12 40 (5.16%) McAfee
13 38 (4.90%) EMC
14 30 (3.87%) Hitachi
14 30 (3.87%) Palo Alto
15 27 (3.48%) EqualLogic
15 27 (3.48%) Red Hat
16 24 (3.10%) Juniper
17 23 (2.97%) Dell Compellent
18 22 (2.84%) Oracle