Period
to 20 June 2018

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 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 575 543 454
Rank change year-on-year -32 -89 -23
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 717 789 1,253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.49% 0.66%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.41% 5.46% 7.58%
Number of salaries quoted 561 641 1,040
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £33,549 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £66,300
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +7.95% -2.22%

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 16,259 14,451 16,541
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 10.08% 8.91% 8.75%
Number of salaries quoted 12,993 11,776 13,546
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,500 £30,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 20 June 2018.

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 20 June 2018. 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 -33 215 £52,500 -4.55% 21
South East +54 213 £45,000 -16.67% 20
North of England +18 120 £40,000 -3.61% 9
Midlands -85 74 £47,500 +5.56% 8
Yorkshire +2 69 £40,000 - 3
East Midlands +3 53 £45,000 +5.88% 2
South West +13 51 £55,000 +56.72% 3
North West +7 45 £40,000 -6.98% 6
East of England -40 37 £45,000 -5.26% 4
West Midlands -65 21 £47,500 -5.00% 6
North East -15 6 £52,500 +45.83%
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, 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.

1 572 (79.78%) Windows
2 514 (71.69%) SCCM
3 502 (70.01%) Active Directory
4 458 (63.88%) Microsoft
4 458 (63.88%) Windows Server
5 399 (55.65%) VMware
6 256 (35.70%) Microsoft Azure
7 246 (34.31%) Hyper-V
8 235 (32.78%) VMware Infrastructure
9 231 (32.22%) ITIL
10 225 (31.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 217 (30.26%) PowerShell
12 196 (27.34%) SQL Server
13 182 (25.38%) Office 365
14 157 (21.90%) SQL
15 148 (20.64%) Windows Server 2008
16 146 (20.36%) Firewall
17 144 (20.08%) DNS
18 131 (18.27%) SAN
18 131 (18.27%) SolarWinds
19 130 (18.13%) Cisco
20 125 (17.43%) Linux
21 124 (17.29%) DHCP
22 118 (16.46%) Citrix
23 114 (15.90%) Finance
24 107 (14.92%) Amazon AWS
25 104 (14.50%) Microsoft Certification
26 102 (14.23%) MS Exchange
26 102 (14.23%) vSphere
27 100 (13.95%) Security Cleared

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
1 102 (14.23%) MS Exchange
2 88 (12.27%) IIS
3 81 (11.30%) Skype for Business
4 77 (10.74%) SharePoint
5 41 (5.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 32 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2013
7 27 (3.77%) WebLogic
7 27 (3.77%) WebSphere
8 24 (3.35%) Apache
9 21 (2.93%) JBoss
10 19 (2.65%) WebSphere Application Server
11 16 (2.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 12 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
13 7 (0.98%) Confluence
14 5 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
15 3 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (0.42%) CMS
15 3 (0.42%) GroupWise
15 3 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 49 (6.83%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.14%) Abaqus
Business Applications
1 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 256 (35.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 182 (25.38%) Office 365
3 107 (14.92%) Amazon AWS
4 46 (6.42%) Azure Active Directory
5 31 (4.32%) IaaS
6 22 (3.07%) PaaS
7 19 (2.65%) SaaS
8 7 (0.98%) Mimecast
9 6 (0.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (0.84%) Cloudflare
10 5 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.70%) Yammer
11 3 (0.42%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 2 (0.28%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.28%) Force.com
12 2 (0.28%) G Suite
12 2 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.28%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.14%) GitHub
13 1 (0.14%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 146 (20.36%) Firewall
2 144 (20.08%) DNS
3 131 (18.27%) SAN
4 124 (17.29%) DHCP
5 68 (9.48%) TCP/IP
6 63 (8.79%) LAN
6 63 (8.79%) WAN
7 42 (5.86%) Skype
8 39 (5.44%) Intrusion Detection
9 34 (4.74%) VPN
10 31 (4.32%) NetScaler
11 26 (3.63%) Network Security
11 26 (3.63%) Wireshark
12 23 (3.21%) VSAN
13 21 (2.93%) Reverse Proxy
13 21 (2.93%) Unified Communications
14 19 (2.65%) VLAN
15 18 (2.51%) Cisco ASA
16 17 (2.37%) VoIP
17 16 (2.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (27.34%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.79%) SQL Server 2016
2 20 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (2.65%) SQL Server 2000
4 15 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (1.67%) Relational Database
5 12 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (0.56%) MySQL
9 4 (0.56%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.56%) Redis
10 3 (0.42%) DB2
10 3 (0.42%) Power BI
10 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.28%) Cosmos DB
11 2 (0.28%) InterSystems Cache
12 1 (0.14%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 12 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (1.39%) JIRA
3 8 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (0.56%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.56%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (0.42%) Ant
5 3 (0.42%) MSI
5 3 (0.42%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.28%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.14%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 114 (15.90%) Finance
2 38 (5.30%) Retail
3 33 (4.60%) Banking
4 29 (4.04%) Legal
5 20 (2.79%) Law
6 18 (2.51%) Telecoms
7 15 (2.09%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.26%) Back Office
9 5 (0.70%) Advertising
9 5 (0.70%) Marketing
9 5 (0.70%) Publishing
10 4 (0.56%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.56%) Local Government
11 3 (0.42%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.14%) French Language
13 1 (0.14%) German Language
13 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.14%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 171 (23.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 114 (15.90%) Analyst
3 72 (10.04%) Windows Engineer
4 67 (9.34%) Administrator
5 61 (8.51%) Architect
5 61 (8.51%) Server Engineer
6 53 (7.39%) SCCM Engineer
7 47 (6.56%) Windows Server Engineer
8 46 (6.42%) VMware Engineer
9 44 (6.14%) Support Analyst
10 40 (5.58%) DBA
11 39 (5.44%) Support Engineer
11 39 (5.44%) Systems Engineer
12 38 (5.30%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
12 38 (5.30%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
13 36 (5.02%) Cloud Engineer
13 36 (5.02%) Monitoring Analyst
14 35 (4.88%) Infrastructure Support
15 34 (4.74%) SQL DBA
16 32 (4.46%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (5.02%) Web Services
2 30 (4.18%) .NET
3 24 (3.35%) HTML
4 22 (3.07%) CSS
5 19 (2.65%) .NET Framework
5 19 (2.65%) Ajax
5 19 (2.65%) Middleware
6 8 (1.12%) LDAP
6 8 (1.12%) WebSphere MQ
7 7 (0.98%) JSON
8 6 (0.84%) XML
9 3 (0.42%) DHTML
9 3 (0.42%) J2EE
9 3 (0.42%) J2SE
9 3 (0.42%) REST
9 3 (0.42%) SAML
9 3 (0.42%) SOAP
9 3 (0.42%) Visualforce
10 2 (0.28%) JMS
10 2 (0.28%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 90 (12.55%) Data Centre
2 89 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (10.60%) Clustering
4 55 (7.67%) Management Information System
5 53 (7.39%) Self-Motivation
6 32 (4.46%) Hybrid Cloud
7 20 (2.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 18 (2.51%) Enterprise Storage
9 17 (2.37%) Blackberry
9 17 (2.37%) Replication
10 14 (1.95%) Public Cloud
11 11 (1.53%) Private Cloud
11 11 (1.53%) User Experience
11 11 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
12 8 (1.12%) PKI
13 6 (0.84%) EMC VMAX
13 6 (0.84%) EMC VNX
14 4 (0.56%) Virtual Team
15 3 (0.42%) Computer Science
16 2 (0.28%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 572 (79.78%) Windows
2 458 (63.88%) Windows Server
3 225 (31.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 148 (20.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 125 (17.43%) Linux
6 72 (10.04%) Windows 10
7 38 (5.30%) Windows 7
8 27 (3.77%) Unix
9 23 (3.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (1.67%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.98%) Solaris
13 6 (0.84%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.56%) VMS
16 3 (0.42%) CentOS
16 3 (0.42%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.28%) HPUX
17 2 (0.28%) Kali Linux
18 1 (0.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (32.22%) ITIL
2 89 (12.41%) Problem Management
3 65 (9.07%) ITIL V3
4 57 (7.95%) Problem-Solving
4 57 (7.95%) Service Delivery
5 54 (7.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 51 (7.11%) ITSM
7 48 (6.69%) Service Management
8 42 (5.86%) Migration
8 42 (5.86%) Project Management
9 39 (5.44%) Asset Management
9 39 (5.44%) Server Building
10 37 (5.16%) DevOps
10 37 (5.16%) Mentoring
11 32 (4.46%) High Availability
11 32 (4.46%) Incident Management
11 32 (4.46%) PRINCE2
11 32 (4.46%) Root Cause Analysis
12 31 (4.32%) Cybersecurity
13 30 (4.18%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 217 (30.26%) PowerShell
2 157 (21.90%) SQL
3 23 (3.21%) T-SQL
4 22 (3.07%) JavaScript
5 14 (1.95%) VBScript
6 10 (1.39%) Java
7 9 (1.26%) Shell Script
8 8 (1.12%) C
9 7 (0.98%) Bash Shell
10 6 (0.84%) C#
10 6 (0.84%) Perl
10 6 (0.84%) Python
11 4 (0.56%) VB
12 3 (0.42%) Apex Code
12 3 (0.42%) SOQL
12 3 (0.42%) SOSL
13 2 (0.28%) Ruby
13 2 (0.28%) XPath
14 1 (0.14%) PHP
14 1 (0.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 104 (14.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 100 (13.95%) Security Cleared
3 63 (8.79%) MCSE
4 57 (7.95%) SC Cleared
5 51 (7.11%) Degree
6 40 (5.58%) MCSA
7 39 (5.44%) Cisco Certification
7 39 (5.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 30 (4.18%) MCITP
9 25 (3.49%) CCNA
9 25 (3.49%) DV Cleared
10 19 (2.65%) Citrix Certification
11 17 (2.37%) CCA
12 12 (1.67%) CCNP
13 11 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (1.39%) MCP
15 9 (1.26%) TOGAF Certification
16 5 (0.70%) A+ Certification
16 5 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
16 5 (0.70%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.60%) SLA
2 9 (1.26%) QA
3 8 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.56%) GDPR
5 3 (0.42%) COSHH
5 3 (0.42%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.28%) ISAE 3402
6 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.28%) PMO
6 2 (0.28%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 502 (70.01%) Active Directory
2 246 (34.31%) Hyper-V
3 235 (32.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 102 (14.23%) vSphere
5 81 (11.30%) VMware ESXi
6 70 (9.76%) XenApp
7 36 (5.02%) Virtual Desktop
8 33 (4.60%) Virtual Servers
9 31 (4.32%) XenDesktop
10 30 (4.18%) BitLocker
11 28 (3.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 22 (3.07%) Microsoft App-V
13 19 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
14 15 (2.09%) XenServer
15 14 (1.95%) ProxySG
15 14 (1.95%) VMware Workstation
16 10 (1.39%) Terminal Services
17 9 (1.26%) Forefront TMG
18 4 (0.56%) Snort
19 3 (0.42%) Xen
Systems Management
1 514 (71.69%) SCCM
2 84 (11.72%) SCVMM
3 70 (9.76%) SCOrch
4 41 (5.72%) vCenter Server
5 34 (4.74%) Failover Clustering
6 31 (4.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 28 (3.91%) WSUS
8 24 (3.35%) SCSM
9 21 (2.93%) Microsoft Clustering
9 21 (2.93%) Microsoft Intune
10 20 (2.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 19 (2.65%) Nagios
11 19 (2.65%) OPNET
12 16 (2.23%) Backup Exec
13 15 (2.09%) SCDPM
13 15 (2.09%) vRealize
14 14 (1.95%) Simpana
15 13 (1.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 12 (1.67%) EdgeSight
16 12 (1.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 458 (63.88%) Microsoft
2 399 (55.65%) VMware
3 131 (18.27%) SolarWinds
4 130 (18.13%) Cisco
5 118 (16.46%) Citrix
6 75 (10.46%) HP
7 56 (7.81%) CommVault
8 51 (7.11%) NetApp
9 44 (6.14%) Riverbed
10 38 (5.30%) Veeam
11 36 (5.02%) McAfee
12 33 (4.60%) Oracle
13 27 (3.77%) ServiceNow
14 26 (3.63%) Dell
15 23 (3.21%) EMC
16 22 (3.07%) Juniper
17 21 (2.93%) Dynatrace
18 20 (2.79%) CA
18 20 (2.79%) SAP
19 18 (2.51%) Hitachi