Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 560 596 531
Rank change year-on-year +36 -65 -63
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 578 649 871
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.42% 0.52%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.42% 3.99% 5.86%
Number of salaries quoted 412 524 679
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +1.12%
10th Percentile £32,750 £29,930 £33,549
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £67,750
UK median annual salary £49,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year -2.00% +8.70% +3.37%

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 16,904 16,275 14,851
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.15% 10.48% 8.95%
Number of salaries quoted 12,816 13,074 12,176
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £85,000 £82,500
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 22 September 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 22 September 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
South West +77 135 £60,000 +9.09% 5
South East -35 122 £44,000 -2.22% 19
London -19 121 £60,000 +14.29% 13
North of England +21 80 £39,500 -4.82% 17
East of England +96 63 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Midlands +22 54 £43,750 -2.78% 4
North West +26 42 £35,000 -33.49% 7
Yorkshire +8 36 £44,000 +25.71% 8
West Midlands +37 31 £45,000 - 3
East Midlands +14 23 £40,000 -11.11% 1
North East +21 2 £36,875 -32.95% 2
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 486 (84.08%) Windows
2 452 (78.20%) SCCM
3 413 (71.45%) Active Directory
4 400 (69.20%) Microsoft
5 330 (57.09%) Windows Server
6 287 (49.65%) VMware
7 274 (47.40%) Azure
8 236 (40.83%) VMware Infrastructure
9 216 (37.37%) Cisco
10 211 (36.51%) Office 365
11 205 (35.47%) PowerShell
12 201 (34.78%) ITIL
13 194 (33.56%) Linux
14 189 (32.70%) Windows Server 2012
15 188 (32.53%) DNS
16 181 (31.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 167 (28.89%) Hyper-V
18 166 (28.72%) SQL
19 165 (28.55%) Citrix
20 158 (27.34%) Security Cleared
21 134 (23.18%) SQL Server
21 134 (23.18%) SharePoint
22 132 (22.84%) DHCP
23 126 (21.80%) MS Exchange
24 118 (20.42%) AWS
25 111 (19.20%) Data Protection
26 109 (18.86%) XenApp
26 109 (18.86%) Public Sector
27 103 (17.82%) Firewall
28 100 (17.30%) TCP/IP

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
1 134 (23.18%) SharePoint
2 126 (21.80%) MS Exchange
3 38 (6.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (5.36%) IIS
5 28 (4.84%) Confluence
6 27 (4.67%) Skype for Business
7 24 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2013
8 21 (3.63%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.52%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.35%) Apache
11 2 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.17%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 61 (10.55%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (5.54%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.35%) Abaqus
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.04%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 274 (47.40%) Azure
2 211 (36.51%) Office 365
3 118 (20.42%) AWS
4 63 (10.90%) OneDrive
5 53 (9.17%) Azure Stack
6 33 (5.71%) IaaS
7 20 (3.46%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (2.08%) OpenShift
9 11 (1.90%) PaaS
10 8 (1.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 8 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (1.38%) Amazon S3
10 8 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (1.38%) Route 53
10 8 (1.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 7 (1.21%) SaaS
12 6 (1.04%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 6 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (1.04%) AWS OpsWorks
12 6 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 188 (32.53%) DNS
2 132 (22.84%) DHCP
3 103 (17.82%) Firewall
4 100 (17.30%) TCP/IP
5 77 (13.32%) WAN
6 75 (12.98%) NetScaler
7 72 (12.46%) SAN
8 63 (10.90%) Skype
9 57 (9.86%) Cisco Nexus
10 53 (9.17%) Intrusion Detection
10 53 (9.17%) Unified Communications
11 32 (5.54%) LAN
12 27 (4.67%) Software-Defined Networking
13 23 (3.98%) VPN
14 21 (3.63%) NAS
15 20 (3.46%) VLAN
16 18 (3.11%) SSL
17 15 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
18 13 (2.25%) MPLS
19 11 (1.90%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (23.18%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.81%) SQL Server 2016
3 15 (2.60%) Amazon RDS
3 15 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (2.25%) SQL Server 2014
5 11 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (1.73%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 10 (1.73%) OLAP
6 10 (1.73%) OLTP
6 10 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.04%) SQL Server 2017
9 3 (0.52%) Big Data
9 3 (0.52%) MySQL
9 3 (0.52%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.52%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 56 (9.69%) Visual Studio
2 45 (7.79%) JIRA
3 40 (6.92%) TestRail
3 40 (6.92%) Zephyr
4 15 (2.60%) Octopus Deploy
5 11 (1.90%) Sonatype Nexus
5 11 (1.90%) Visual Studio Team System
6 8 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (1.21%) Git (software)
8 6 (1.04%) Selenium
9 5 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.35%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.35%) TeamCity
General
1 109 (18.86%) Public Sector
2 99 (17.13%) Finance
3 38 (6.57%) Banking
4 32 (5.54%) Retail
5 24 (4.15%) Telecoms
6 19 (3.29%) Manufacturing
7 18 (3.11%) Marketing
8 17 (2.94%) Electronics
9 11 (1.90%) Fire and Rescue
9 11 (1.90%) Police
10 8 (1.38%) Automotive
10 8 (1.38%) Legal
11 4 (0.69%) Military
12 2 (0.35%) Advertising
13 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.17%) Czech Language
13 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.17%) Games
13 1 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 165 (28.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 83 (14.36%) Architect
3 56 (9.69%) Support Engineer
4 53 (9.17%) Solutions Architect
5 46 (7.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 44 (7.61%) Server Engineer
7 42 (7.27%) Systems Engineer
8 41 (7.09%) Administrator
9 36 (6.23%) Network Engineer
9 36 (6.23%) Windows Engineer
10 29 (5.02%) Analyst
11 26 (4.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 25 (4.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 23 (3.98%) 3rd Line Support
14 21 (3.63%) SCCM Engineer
15 20 (3.46%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 20 (3.46%) Network Architect
16 19 (3.29%) Infrastructure Support
17 18 (3.11%) IT Engineer
17 18 (3.11%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (5.88%) Web Services
2 14 (2.42%) .NET
3 8 (1.38%) JSON
4 7 (1.21%) LDAP
4 7 (1.21%) MAPI
5 6 (1.04%) .NET Framework
6 5 (0.87%) SAP Basis
7 4 (0.69%) Apache Flex
8 3 (0.52%) HTML
8 3 (0.52%) HTML5
9 2 (0.35%) REST
9 2 (0.35%) Web Services Management
10 1 (0.17%) CSS
10 1 (0.17%) CSS3
10 1 (0.17%) IBM Integration Bus
10 1 (0.17%) Middleware
10 1 (0.17%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 96 (16.61%) Data Centre
2 59 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (9.34%) Clustering
3 54 (9.34%) Management Information System
4 45 (7.79%) Hybrid Cloud
5 32 (5.54%) Self-Motivation
6 26 (4.50%) Replication
7 24 (4.15%) PKI
8 22 (3.81%) Hedge funds
9 14 (2.42%) Data Protection Act
10 13 (2.25%) Public Cloud
11 12 (2.08%) e-Learning
12 11 (1.90%) Blackberry
12 11 (1.90%) Mobile Computing
13 8 (1.38%) Driving Licence
13 8 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (1.38%) Fat Client
13 8 (1.38%) Thin Client
14 6 (1.04%) Private Cloud
14 6 (1.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 486 (84.08%) Windows
2 330 (57.09%) Windows Server
3 194 (33.56%) Linux
4 189 (32.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 93 (16.09%) Windows 10
6 88 (15.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 59 (10.21%) Unix
8 51 (8.82%) Mac OS
9 40 (6.92%) Windows 7
10 30 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (2.42%) CentOS
12 14 (2.42%) SUSE
12 14 (2.42%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.52%) Solaris
13 3 (0.52%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.35%) AIX
15 1 (0.17%) HPUX
15 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (34.78%) ITIL
2 181 (31.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 111 (19.20%) Data Protection
4 100 (17.30%) Agile Software Development
5 79 (13.67%) PRINCE2
6 75 (12.98%) Security Monitoring
7 67 (11.59%) Disaster Recovery
8 61 (10.55%) Migration
9 60 (10.38%) Project Management
10 59 (10.21%) Technical Architecture
11 53 (9.17%) MODAF
11 53 (9.17%) Service Management
12 52 (9.00%) Architectural Design
13 50 (8.65%) CRM
14 47 (8.13%) Mentoring
14 47 (8.13%) Project Delivery
15 45 (7.79%) Problem-Solving
16 43 (7.44%) Continuous Integration
16 43 (7.44%) Cybersecurity
17 42 (7.27%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 205 (35.47%) PowerShell
2 166 (28.72%) SQL
3 63 (10.90%) Python
4 47 (8.13%) PHP
5 43 (7.44%) JavaScript
6 18 (3.11%) C
7 14 (2.42%) T-SQL
8 12 (2.08%) Ruby
9 10 (1.73%) C#
9 10 (1.73%) Java
10 9 (1.56%) VB
11 5 (0.87%) ABAP
11 5 (0.87%) Perl
12 4 (0.69%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.35%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.17%) C++
14 1 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 158 (27.34%) Security Cleared
2 93 (16.09%) DV Cleared
3 71 (12.28%) Degree
4 47 (8.13%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (8.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 43 (7.44%) CCNA
6 38 (6.57%) MCP
7 37 (6.40%) MCSA
8 34 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
8 34 (5.88%) SC Cleared
9 33 (5.71%) MCSE
10 28 (4.84%) CCA
10 28 (4.84%) RHCE
11 27 (4.67%) TOGAF Certification
12 23 (3.98%) Citrix Certification
13 12 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 10 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
15 7 (1.21%) CCNP
16 6 (1.04%) MCITP
17 5 (0.87%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (7.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 38 (6.57%) SLA
3 21 (3.63%) GDPR
4 15 (2.60%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.35%) PMO
7 2 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 413 (71.45%) Active Directory
2 236 (40.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 167 (28.89%) Hyper-V
4 109 (18.86%) XenApp
5 76 (13.15%) XenDesktop
6 72 (12.46%) Microsoft App-V
7 36 (6.23%) vSphere
8 33 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
9 31 (5.36%) Virtual Desktop
10 22 (3.81%) Virtual Servers
10 22 (3.81%) VMware NSX
11 19 (3.29%) Docker
11 19 (3.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 16 (2.77%) BitLocker
13 13 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
14 12 (2.08%) KVM
15 11 (1.90%) VMware Workstation
16 7 (1.21%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
16 7 (1.21%) Terminal Services
17 2 (0.35%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 452 (78.20%) SCCM
2 92 (15.92%) SCOrch
3 81 (14.01%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 60 (10.38%) SCVMM
5 40 (6.92%) Microsoft Clustering
5 40 (6.92%) vRealize
6 35 (6.06%) Puppet
7 30 (5.19%) Nagios
8 28 (4.84%) WSUS
9 27 (4.67%) Microsoft Intune
10 25 (4.33%) NetBackup
11 23 (3.98%) Terraform
12 20 (3.46%) Ansible
12 20 (3.46%) Kubernetes
13 17 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
13 17 (2.94%) PowerCLI
13 17 (2.94%) Single Sign-On
14 12 (2.08%) vCenter Server
15 11 (1.90%) Docker Swarm
15 11 (1.90%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 400 (69.20%) Microsoft
2 287 (49.65%) VMware
3 216 (37.37%) Cisco
4 165 (28.55%) Citrix
5 76 (13.15%) HP
6 59 (10.21%) SolarWinds
7 51 (8.82%) Splunk
8 37 (6.40%) NetApp
9 26 (4.50%) Atlassian
10 24 (4.15%) EMC
10 24 (4.15%) Symantec
11 22 (3.81%) CommVault
11 22 (3.81%) SAP
12 21 (3.63%) Oracle
12 21 (3.63%) ServiceNow
13 20 (3.46%) Dell
14 17 (2.94%) BMC
15 16 (2.77%) McAfee
16 15 (2.60%) F5
17 14 (2.42%) Veeam