Period
to 14 June 2021

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 14 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK > England
6 months to
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 681 499 596
Rank change year-on-year -182 +97 -15
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 207 366 584
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.48% 0.44%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.36% 3.34% 3.39%
Number of salaries quoted 146 293 394
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,525 £34,738
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,475 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £54,000 £51,500
Median % change year-on-year -7.41% +4.85% +8.42%
75th Percentile £68,750 £64,375 £61,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,500 £73,750
UK median annual salary £49,106 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.72% +10.00% +5.26%

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 15,237 10,972 17,212
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.04% 14.26% 12.94%
Number of salaries quoted 10,968 8,829 13,409
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,500 £33,000
25th Percentile £47,500 £46,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £77,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £58,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +6.84% +6.36%

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SCOM in England

SCOM
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SCOM in England.

Salary trend for SCOM in England

SCOM
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing SCOM in England over the 6 months to 14 June 2021.

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 14 June 2021. 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 -77 88 £61,250 - 10
North of England -24 47 £47,500 -9.52% 3
Midlands -78 32 £44,000 +10.00% 3
South East -82 24 £45,000 +15.53% 7
Yorkshire -26 19 £38,750 -11.93% 1
East Midlands -28 17 £44,000 +44.26%
North West -27 15 £43,000 -14.00% 1
West Midlands -89 15 £42,500 +6.25% 3
North East +1 13 £85,000 +44.07% 1
East of England -8 5 £42,500 -19.05% 1
South West -72 1 - - 2
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 14 June 2021, 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.

1 165 (79.71%) Active Directory
2 152 (73.43%) Windows
3 143 (69.08%) Microsoft
4 130 (62.80%) SCCM
5 129 (62.32%) Azure
6 119 (57.49%) VMware
7 106 (51.21%) Windows Server
8 105 (50.72%) PowerShell
9 88 (42.51%) VMware Infrastructure
10 72 (34.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 69 (33.33%) IaaS
12 67 (32.37%) DNS
13 66 (31.88%) PaaS
14 62 (29.95%) Microsoft 365
15 60 (28.99%) Hyper-V
16 58 (28.02%) Linux
17 56 (27.05%) Azure Active Directory
18 54 (26.09%) TCP/IP
19 51 (24.64%) DevOps
20 50 (24.15%) SQL
21 47 (22.71%) ITIL
21 47 (22.71%) Windows Server 2016
22 45 (21.74%) Finance
22 45 (21.74%) SaaS
23 43 (20.77%) AWS
23 43 (20.77%) SAN
24 42 (20.29%) Citrix
24 42 (20.29%) DHCP
24 42 (20.29%) Windows Server 2012
25 41 (19.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager

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 34 (16.43%) SharePoint
2 31 (14.98%) MS Exchange
3 17 (8.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (8.21%) Skype for Business
4 14 (6.76%) SharePoint 2013
5 12 (5.80%) IIS
6 4 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.48%) Site Server
Applications
1 23 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.45%) Workfront
2 2 (0.97%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.97%) Relativity
3 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 129 (62.32%) Azure
2 69 (33.33%) IaaS
3 66 (31.88%) PaaS
4 62 (29.95%) Microsoft 365
5 56 (27.05%) Azure Active Directory
6 45 (21.74%) SaaS
7 43 (20.77%) AWS
8 30 (14.49%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 11 (5.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 10 (4.83%) GCP
11 7 (3.38%) Serverless
12 6 (2.90%) OpenShift
13 5 (2.42%) OneDrive
14 4 (1.93%) Dynamics 365
15 1 (0.48%) Amazon S3
15 1 (0.48%) Azure Sentinel
15 1 (0.48%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 67 (32.37%) DNS
2 54 (26.09%) TCP/IP
3 43 (20.77%) SAN
4 42 (20.29%) DHCP
5 31 (14.98%) VPN
6 28 (13.53%) Firewall
7 23 (11.11%) Skype
8 13 (6.28%) VSAN
9 12 (5.80%) WAN
10 10 (4.83%) NAS
11 8 (3.86%) LAN
12 7 (3.38%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (3.38%) Software-Defined Networking
12 7 (3.38%) VLAN
13 4 (1.93%) Internet
13 4 (1.93%) NetScaler
13 4 (1.93%) SD-WAN
13 4 (1.93%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (1.93%) X.509
14 3 (1.45%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.70%) Amazon RDS
2 13 (6.28%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.97%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.97%) UniData
7 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.93%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.97%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.97%) JIRA
3 2 (0.97%) Subversion
3 2 (0.97%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.48%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (21.74%) Finance
2 30 (14.49%) Social Skills
3 15 (7.25%) Banking
4 11 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.86%) Public Sector
6 7 (3.38%) Military
7 6 (2.90%) Back Office
7 6 (2.90%) Retail
8 4 (1.93%) Local Government
8 4 (1.93%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.45%) Documentation Skills
10 2 (0.97%) Advertising
10 2 (0.97%) Legal
10 2 (0.97%) Organisational Skills
10 2 (0.97%) Police
11 1 (0.48%) Law
Job Titles
1 64 (30.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 30 (14.49%) Architect
3 23 (11.11%) Server Engineer
4 22 (10.63%) VMware Engineer
5 20 (9.66%) Azure Architect
6 16 (7.73%) Support Engineer
7 15 (7.25%) PowerShell Engineer
7 15 (7.25%) Windows Engineer
7 15 (7.25%) Wintel Engineer
8 13 (6.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 13 (6.28%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 13 (6.28%) Senior Server Engineer
8 13 (6.28%) Windows Server Engineer
9 12 (5.80%) Analyst
9 12 (5.80%) PowerShell Specialist
9 12 (5.80%) Senior Windows Engineer
9 12 (5.80%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
9 12 (5.80%) Server Specialist
9 12 (5.80%) Systems Engineer
9 12 (5.80%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.08%) Web Services
2 7 (3.38%) XML
3 6 (2.90%) JMS
3 6 (2.90%) XSD
4 4 (1.93%) LDAP
5 3 (1.45%) JSON
6 2 (0.97%) COM
7 1 (0.48%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.48%) Flash
7 1 (0.48%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.48%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 26 (12.56%) Public Cloud
3 20 (9.66%) Management Information System
4 14 (6.76%) Hedge funds
5 13 (6.28%) Clustering
5 13 (6.28%) PKI
6 12 (5.80%) EMC VNX
7 7 (3.38%) Replication
8 6 (2.90%) Fat Client
8 6 (2.90%) Thin Client
9 5 (2.42%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.45%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.45%) Reinsurance
11 2 (0.97%) CMDB
11 2 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.97%) HP Superdome
11 2 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.97%) User Experience
12 1 (0.48%) Housing Association
Operating Systems
1 152 (73.43%) Windows
2 106 (51.21%) Windows Server
3 58 (28.02%) Linux
4 47 (22.71%) Windows Server 2016
5 42 (20.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (11.11%) Windows Server 2019
7 17 (8.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (7.25%) Unix
9 8 (3.86%) Windows 10
10 7 (3.38%) Oracle Linux
11 6 (2.90%) Apple iOS
11 6 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (2.90%) Solaris
11 6 (2.90%) VMS
12 5 (2.42%) Android
13 2 (0.97%) AIX
13 2 (0.97%) HPUX
14 1 (0.48%) CentOS
14 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (34.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 51 (24.64%) DevOps
3 47 (22.71%) ITIL
4 34 (16.43%) Change Management
5 32 (15.46%) Migration
6 27 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
7 20 (9.66%) High Availability
8 19 (9.18%) Configuration Management
9 18 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
10 16 (7.73%) Server Management
11 15 (7.25%) Cybersecurity
11 15 (7.25%) ITSM
12 13 (6.28%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (5.31%) Project Delivery
13 11 (5.31%) Project Management
14 10 (4.83%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (4.83%) Root Cause Analysis
14 10 (4.83%) Security Patching
14 10 (4.83%) Service Management
15 9 (4.35%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 105 (50.72%) PowerShell
2 50 (24.15%) SQL
3 9 (4.35%) Perl
4 6 (2.90%) Java
4 6 (2.90%) XPath
5 4 (1.93%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.45%) VB
7 2 (0.97%) C
7 2 (0.97%) C#
7 2 (0.97%) VBScript
8 1 (0.48%) AWK
8 1 (0.48%) C++
8 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.48%) sed
8 1 (0.48%) VC++
Qualifications
1 31 (14.98%) Security Cleared
2 29 (14.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (10.63%) MCSA
3 22 (10.63%) MCSE
4 15 (7.25%) SC Cleared
5 13 (6.28%) CCNA
5 13 (6.28%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (5.80%) Degree
6 12 (5.80%) DV Cleared
7 7 (3.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (2.90%) CCNP
8 6 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.93%) HNC
9 4 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.45%) CISSP
11 2 (0.97%) CISM
11 2 (0.97%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.48%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.48%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.25%) SLA
2 7 (3.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.42%) ISO 9001
3 5 (2.42%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.93%) QA
5 3 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.97%) PMO
7 1 (0.48%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.48%) GDPR
7 1 (0.48%) NIST
System Software
1 165 (79.71%) Active Directory
2 88 (42.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (28.99%) Hyper-V
4 28 (13.53%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (9.66%) vSphere
6 18 (8.70%) XenApp
7 16 (7.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 16 (7.73%) Virtual Servers
8 14 (6.76%) Terminal Services
8 14 (6.76%) VMware NSX
9 10 (4.83%) Forefront TMG
10 9 (4.35%) DFS Replication
10 9 (4.35%) XenDesktop
11 8 (3.86%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (3.38%) BitLocker
13 6 (2.90%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (1.93%) Virtual Desktop
15 3 (1.45%) NFS
15 3 (1.45%) Terminal Server
15 3 (1.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 130 (62.80%) SCCM
2 41 (19.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 29 (14.01%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 29 (14.01%) Nagios
4 26 (12.56%) Ansible
5 23 (11.11%) Kubernetes
6 19 (9.18%) SCOrch
7 18 (8.70%) McAfee ePO
8 16 (7.73%) SCVMM
9 13 (6.28%) WSUS
10 11 (5.31%) NetBackup
11 9 (4.35%) vCenter Server
12 8 (3.86%) Microsoft Clustering
12 8 (3.86%) Microsoft Intune
12 8 (3.86%) SCSM
13 7 (3.38%) BladeLogic
14 6 (2.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 6 (2.90%) Grafana
14 6 (2.90%) MOM
15 5 (2.42%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 143 (69.08%) Microsoft
2 119 (57.49%) VMware
3 42 (20.29%) Citrix
4 29 (14.01%) SolarWinds
5 28 (13.53%) NetApp
6 26 (12.56%) Veeam
7 25 (12.08%) McAfee
8 20 (9.66%) Dell
9 19 (9.18%) Cisco
10 17 (8.21%) F5
10 17 (8.21%) Oracle
11 16 (7.73%) EMC
12 14 (6.76%) 3PAR
12 14 (6.76%) Red Hat
13 13 (6.28%) HP
13 13 (6.28%) ServiceNow
14 12 (5.80%) CommVault
14 12 (5.80%) Google
15 8 (3.86%) Symantec
16 7 (3.38%) BMC