Period
to 18 April 2019

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 18 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 604 574 526
Rank change year-on-year -30 -48 -34
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 558 749 831
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.45% 0.51%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.33% 4.60% 5.77%
Number of salaries quoted 344 579 707
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,900
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.93% +4.32%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +6.98%

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 16,781 16,288 14,403
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.18% 9.80% 8.88%
Number of salaries quoted 13,103 13,119 11,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 18 April 2019.

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 18 April 2019. 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 +18 195 £55,000 +10.00% 4
South East -49 106 £51,250 -2.38% 7
East of England +112 69 £46,250 -11.90%
Midlands +22 68 £47,500 +5.56% 5
North of England -45 61 £37,500 -6.25% 2
West Midlands +59 60 £50,500 +6.32% 5
South West +32 57 £60,000 +60.00% 5
Yorkshire -30 39 £37,500 -6.25% 2
North West +2 17 £32,500 -27.78%
East Midlands 0 8 £33,750 -25.00%
North East +19 5 £30,000 -42.86%
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 18 April 2019, IT jobs citing SCOM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 477 (85.48%) Windows
2 425 (76.16%) Active Directory
3 401 (71.86%) Microsoft
4 366 (65.59%) SCCM
5 337 (60.39%) Windows Server
6 289 (51.79%) VMware
7 274 (49.10%) PowerShell
8 255 (45.70%) ITIL
9 241 (43.19%) DNS
10 233 (41.76%) Microsoft Azure
11 225 (40.32%) Hyper-V
12 218 (39.07%) VMware Infrastructure
13 198 (35.48%) Windows Server 2012
14 186 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 174 (31.18%) SQL Server
16 173 (31.00%) Office 365
17 160 (28.67%) Cisco
18 146 (26.16%) Citrix
18 146 (26.16%) SQL
19 142 (25.45%) Windows Server 2008
20 137 (24.55%) DHCP
21 129 (23.12%) Data Centre
22 127 (22.76%) Firewall
23 124 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
24 110 (19.71%) MS Exchange
24 110 (19.71%) Linux
25 106 (19.00%) Agile Software Development
26 100 (17.92%) HP
27 97 (17.38%) SAN
28 94 (16.85%) Finance

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
1 110 (19.71%) MS Exchange
2 76 (13.62%) SharePoint
3 52 (9.32%) IIS
4 45 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (4.48%) Tomcat
6 23 (4.12%) Skype for Business
7 22 (3.94%) Apache
8 17 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2013
9 16 (2.87%) Confluence
10 11 (1.97%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (1.08%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.72%) CMS
12 4 (0.72%) IBM Domino
12 4 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.54%) Kentico
13 3 (0.54%) nginx
14 2 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.36%) Site Server
Applications
1 57 (10.22%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (3.41%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 233 (41.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 173 (31.00%) Office 365
3 87 (15.59%) Amazon AWS
4 82 (14.70%) SaaS
5 62 (11.11%) IaaS
6 40 (7.17%) PaaS
7 26 (4.66%) OneDrive
8 21 (3.76%) Azure Active Directory
9 11 (1.97%) Mimecast
10 10 (1.79%) Cloudflare
11 8 (1.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.72%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.36%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
14 1 (0.18%) G Suite
14 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 241 (43.19%) DNS
2 137 (24.55%) DHCP
3 127 (22.76%) Firewall
4 97 (17.38%) SAN
5 70 (12.54%) TCP/IP
6 52 (9.32%) WAN
7 46 (8.24%) Skype
8 40 (7.17%) LAN
9 38 (6.81%) NetScaler
10 34 (6.09%) Intrusion Detection
10 34 (6.09%) VPN
11 30 (5.38%) Unified Communications
12 25 (4.48%) iSCSI
12 25 (4.48%) VLAN
13 24 (4.30%) MPLS
14 23 (4.12%) Cisco Nexus
14 23 (4.12%) SSL
15 20 (3.58%) Fibre Channel
16 17 (3.05%) SNMP
17 16 (2.87%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (31.18%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.91%) SQL Server 2016
3 32 (5.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (3.41%) SQL Server 2014
5 15 (2.69%) Amazon RDS
6 13 (2.33%) Relational Database
7 11 (1.97%) MySQL
7 11 (1.97%) NoSQL
8 9 (1.61%) Power BI
9 6 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.90%) MS Access
10 5 (0.90%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (0.72%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 10g
13 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 29 (5.20%) JIRA
2 22 (3.94%) Visual Studio
3 19 (3.41%) TestRail
3 19 (3.41%) Zephyr
4 4 (0.72%) MSI
4 4 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.36%) Selenium
7 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
General
1 94 (16.85%) Finance
2 25 (4.48%) Banking
3 23 (4.12%) Retail
4 20 (3.58%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.79%) Aerospace
5 10 (1.79%) Legal
6 9 (1.61%) Electronics
6 9 (1.61%) Law
6 9 (1.61%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.61%) Marketing
7 8 (1.43%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.72%) Automotive
8 4 (0.72%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.54%) Military
10 2 (0.36%) Back Office
10 2 (0.36%) Billing
11 1 (0.18%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 170 (30.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 58 (10.39%) Architect
3 48 (8.60%) Systems Engineer
4 44 (7.89%) Windows Engineer
5 39 (6.99%) Server Engineer
6 29 (5.20%) Windows Server Engineer
7 28 (5.02%) Technical Architect
8 26 (4.66%) Support Engineer
9 24 (4.30%) Wintel Engineer
10 23 (4.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 23 (4.12%) Analyst
11 21 (3.76%) Hyper-V Engineer
11 21 (3.76%) Network Engineer
12 20 (3.58%) Cloud Engineer
12 20 (3.58%) IT Engineer
12 20 (3.58%) VMware Engineer
13 19 (3.41%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
13 19 (3.41%) Monitoring Engineer
14 18 (3.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 18 (3.23%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.94%) .NET
2 21 (3.76%) Web Services
3 9 (1.61%) HTML
3 9 (1.61%) Middleware
4 8 (1.43%) Apache Flex
4 8 (1.43%) ASP.NET
4 8 (1.43%) CSS
4 8 (1.43%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (0.36%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.36%) SAML
6 1 (0.18%) ADSI
6 1 (0.18%) HTML5
6 1 (0.18%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.18%) JSON
6 1 (0.18%) LAMP
6 1 (0.18%) LDAP
6 1 (0.18%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.18%) Web Services Management
6 1 (0.18%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 129 (23.12%) Data Centre
2 74 (13.26%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (10.39%) Clustering
4 55 (9.86%) Management Information System
5 47 (8.42%) Self-Motivation
6 34 (6.09%) Hybrid Cloud
7 33 (5.91%) PKI
8 26 (4.66%) Replication
9 25 (4.48%) Public Cloud
10 20 (3.58%) EMC VNX
11 17 (3.05%) Hedge funds
12 16 (2.87%) Fat Client
12 16 (2.87%) Thin Client
13 12 (2.15%) e-Learning
14 11 (1.97%) CMDB
14 11 (1.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 11 (1.97%) e-Health
14 11 (1.97%) Enterprise Storage
15 9 (1.61%) Mobile Computing
16 8 (1.43%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 477 (85.48%) Windows
2 337 (60.39%) Windows Server
3 198 (35.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 142 (25.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 110 (19.71%) Linux
6 77 (13.80%) Windows 10
7 47 (8.42%) Windows 7
8 30 (5.38%) Unix
9 20 (3.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (3.41%) Mac OS
11 17 (3.05%) CentOS
12 15 (2.69%) Ubuntu
12 15 (2.69%) Windows 8
13 12 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (1.79%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.90%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.72%) SUSE
17 3 (0.54%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.54%) Solaris
18 1 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (45.70%) ITIL
2 186 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 124 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
4 106 (19.00%) Agile Software Development
5 72 (12.90%) Configuration Management
6 71 (12.72%) Service Management
7 61 (10.93%) Technical Architecture
8 57 (10.22%) Disaster Recovery
8 57 (10.22%) Project Management
9 55 (9.86%) Root Cause Analysis
10 54 (9.68%) High Availability
11 51 (9.14%) Data Protection
11 51 (9.14%) Migration
12 46 (8.24%) Continuous Improvement
13 43 (7.71%) Scrum
13 43 (7.71%) Service Delivery
14 41 (7.35%) DevOps
14 41 (7.35%) PRINCE2
15 39 (6.99%) Change Management
16 37 (6.63%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 274 (49.10%) PowerShell
2 146 (26.16%) SQL
3 27 (4.84%) JavaScript
4 26 (4.66%) Python
5 21 (3.76%) PHP
6 19 (3.41%) C
6 19 (3.41%) T-SQL
7 18 (3.23%) C#
8 16 (2.87%) VB
9 13 (2.33%) Java
10 10 (1.79%) VBScript
11 8 (1.43%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.72%) Ruby
12 4 (0.72%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.54%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.36%) Perl
15 1 (0.18%) C++
15 1 (0.18%) R
Qualifications
1 74 (13.26%) Security Cleared
2 72 (12.90%) Degree
3 69 (12.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 57 (10.22%) ITIL Certification
5 53 (9.50%) MCSA
5 53 (9.50%) MCSE
6 42 (7.53%) DV Cleared
7 35 (6.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 32 (5.73%) Cisco Certification
9 31 (5.56%) CCNA
10 24 (4.30%) MCP
11 21 (3.76%) CCA
12 20 (3.58%) SC Cleared
13 19 (3.41%) Citrix Certification
14 16 (2.87%) RHCE
15 13 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
16 12 (2.15%) MCITP
17 6 (1.08%) TOGAF Certification
18 3 (0.54%) Master's Degree
18 3 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (10.39%) SLA
2 44 (7.89%) GDPR
3 27 (4.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (4.66%) Cyber Essentials
5 21 (3.76%) HIPAA
6 20 (3.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 13 (2.33%) PMO
8 9 (1.61%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.36%) COBIT
10 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 425 (76.16%) Active Directory
2 225 (40.32%) Hyper-V
3 218 (39.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 90 (16.13%) XenDesktop
5 86 (15.41%) XenApp
6 68 (12.19%) VMware ESXi
7 63 (11.29%) Microsoft App-V
8 52 (9.32%) vSphere
9 35 (6.27%) BitLocker
10 24 (4.30%) DFS Replication
11 22 (3.94%) Virtual Desktop
11 22 (3.94%) Virtual Servers
12 20 (3.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 17 (3.05%) VMware NSX
14 16 (2.87%) Docker
15 15 (2.69%) Terminal Services
16 14 (2.51%) Virtual Machines
17 9 (1.61%) KVM
18 5 (0.90%) XenServer
19 3 (0.54%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 366 (65.59%) SCCM
2 81 (14.52%) Puppet
3 77 (13.80%) Opscode Chef
3 77 (13.80%) SCVMM
4 75 (13.44%) Ansible
5 63 (11.29%) SCOrch
6 57 (10.22%) Nagios
7 44 (7.89%) Microsoft Clustering
8 38 (6.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 33 (5.91%) WSUS
10 24 (4.30%) vRealize
11 19 (3.41%) vCenter Server
12 18 (3.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 17 (3.05%) Microsoft Intune
14 16 (2.87%) Kubernetes
14 16 (2.87%) SCSM
14 16 (2.87%) Terraform
15 15 (2.69%) Backup Exec
15 15 (2.69%) NetBackup
16 13 (2.33%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 401 (71.86%) Microsoft
2 289 (51.79%) VMware
3 160 (28.67%) Cisco
4 146 (26.16%) Citrix
5 100 (17.92%) HP
6 85 (15.23%) Splunk
7 58 (10.39%) NetApp
8 56 (10.04%) Dell
9 53 (9.50%) SolarWinds
10 45 (8.06%) ServiceNow
11 39 (6.99%) Oracle
12 38 (6.81%) CommVault
12 38 (6.81%) EMC
13 37 (6.63%) 3PAR
14 27 (4.84%) McAfee
15 25 (4.48%) IBM
15 25 (4.48%) Juniper
16 21 (3.76%) Riverbed
17 20 (3.58%) Veeam
18 19 (3.41%) Red Hat