Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 588 534 468
Rank change year-on-year -54 -66 -5
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 672 832 1,207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.43% 0.50% 0.65%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.07% 5.58% 7.27%
Number of salaries quoted 534 644 975
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £34,264 £31,100
90th Percentile £71,250 £69,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 16,496 14,921 16,603
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 10.45% 8.96% 8.94%
Number of salaries quoted 13,227 12,180 13,659
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -13 228 £52,500 - 21
South East +53 203 £45,000 -5.26% 11
North of England -29 87 £41,500 +1.22% 8
Midlands -69 63 £45,000 - 11
South West +37 57 £55,000 +29.41% 6
North West +8 42 £52,621 +16.93% 5
East Midlands -1 40 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Yorkshire -5 39 £40,000 +1.27% 3
East of England -12 33 £45,000 -5.26% 5
West Midlands -70 23 £47,500 -5.00% 8
North East -17 6 £52,500 +46.85%
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 525 (78.13%) Windows
2 467 (69.49%) Active Directory
3 441 (65.63%) SCCM
4 422 (62.80%) Microsoft
5 421 (62.65%) Windows Server
6 386 (57.44%) VMware
7 252 (37.50%) PowerShell
8 247 (36.76%) Microsoft Azure
9 234 (34.82%) VMware Infrastructure
10 223 (33.18%) Hyper-V
11 213 (31.70%) Windows Server 2012
12 207 (30.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 204 (30.36%) Office 365
14 190 (28.27%) ITIL
15 176 (26.19%) SQL Server
16 175 (26.04%) SQL
17 172 (25.60%) DNS
18 159 (23.66%) Firewall
19 140 (20.83%) DHCP
20 137 (20.39%) Amazon AWS
20 137 (20.39%) Windows Server 2008
21 136 (20.24%) SolarWinds
22 135 (20.09%) Finance
23 125 (18.60%) SAN
24 124 (18.45%) Cisco
25 116 (17.26%) MS Exchange
26 115 (17.11%) Linux
27 102 (15.18%) vSphere
28 98 (14.58%) Citrix
29 92 (13.69%) Data Centre

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
1 116 (17.26%) MS Exchange
2 70 (10.42%) IIS
3 64 (9.52%) Skype for Business
4 56 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 49 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 40 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2010
7 26 (3.87%) JBoss
8 25 (3.72%) Apache
9 23 (3.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 18 (2.68%) WebLogic
10 18 (2.68%) WebSphere
11 10 (1.49%) CMS
11 10 (1.49%) nginx
11 10 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
11 10 (1.49%) WordPress
12 8 (1.19%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.74%) Confluence
14 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
14 4 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 40 (5.95%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (3.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 247 (36.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 204 (30.36%) Office 365
3 137 (20.39%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (5.06%) Azure Active Directory
5 29 (4.32%) IaaS
6 28 (4.17%) SaaS
7 17 (2.53%) PaaS
8 10 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (1.49%) CloudFront
8 10 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 7 (1.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (1.04%) Cloudflare
10 6 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.89%) OpenShift
11 5 (0.74%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.45%) Yammer
13 2 (0.30%) Force.com
13 2 (0.30%) G Suite
13 2 (0.30%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 172 (25.60%) DNS
2 159 (23.66%) Firewall
3 140 (20.83%) DHCP
4 125 (18.60%) SAN
5 71 (10.57%) TCP/IP
6 60 (8.93%) LAN
6 60 (8.93%) WAN
7 42 (6.25%) Skype
8 37 (5.51%) Intrusion Detection
9 32 (4.76%) NetScaler
10 28 (4.17%) Unified Communications
11 25 (3.72%) VPN
12 24 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
12 24 (3.57%) VSAN
13 20 (2.98%) Software-Defined Networking
14 19 (2.83%) Network Security
15 17 (2.53%) Internet
15 17 (2.53%) Wireshark
16 16 (2.38%) Reverse Proxy
17 13 (1.93%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (26.19%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.98%) SQL Server 2000
3 16 (2.38%) MySQL
4 15 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
6 13 (1.93%) SQL Server 2016
7 10 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (1.34%) Relational Database
8 9 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.60%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.60%) Redis
12 2 (0.30%) Big Data
12 2 (0.30%) Cosmos DB
12 2 (0.30%) InterSystems Cache
12 2 (0.30%) MS Access
12 2 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (1.64%) Jenkins
1 11 (1.64%) JIRA
2 10 (1.49%) PEAR
3 9 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (0.74%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.45%) MSI
6 3 (0.45%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.30%) Ant
7 2 (0.30%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.30%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.15%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.15%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.15%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 135 (20.09%) Finance
2 36 (5.36%) Banking
2 36 (5.36%) Retail
3 20 (2.98%) Legal
4 18 (2.68%) Publishing
5 14 (2.08%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.79%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.49%) Back Office
8 9 (1.34%) Aerospace
8 9 (1.34%) Law
9 4 (0.60%) Automotive
9 4 (0.60%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.60%) Marketing
10 3 (0.45%) Advertising
10 3 (0.45%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.45%) Local Government
11 2 (0.30%) Electronics
12 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.15%) French Language
12 1 (0.15%) German Language
Job Titles
1 178 (26.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 86 (12.80%) Analyst
3 68 (10.12%) Administrator
4 64 (9.52%) Architect
5 53 (7.89%) Support Engineer
6 51 (7.59%) Windows Engineer
7 45 (6.70%) Server Engineer
8 40 (5.95%) Support Analyst
9 37 (5.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 37 (5.51%) DBA
9 37 (5.51%) VMware Engineer
10 36 (5.36%) Systems Engineer
11 35 (5.21%) Monitoring Analyst
12 32 (4.76%) Windows Server Engineer
13 31 (4.61%) SQL DBA
14 29 (4.32%) 3rd Line Support
14 29 (4.32%) Exchange Engineer
14 29 (4.32%) Infrastructure Support
14 29 (4.32%) IT Support
14 29 (4.32%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (6.85%) Web Services
2 30 (4.46%) .NET
3 28 (4.17%) Middleware
4 18 (2.68%) HTML
5 17 (2.53%) LDAP
6 14 (2.08%) CSS
7 12 (1.79%) Ajax
8 10 (1.49%) .NET Framework
9 9 (1.34%) XML
10 8 (1.19%) WebSphere MQ
11 6 (0.89%) JMS
11 6 (0.89%) JSON
11 6 (0.89%) XSD
12 3 (0.45%) ASP.NET
13 2 (0.30%) DHTML
13 2 (0.30%) J2EE
13 2 (0.30%) J2SE
13 2 (0.30%) REST
13 2 (0.30%) SOAP
13 2 (0.30%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 92 (13.69%) Data Centre
2 63 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (8.63%) Clustering
4 56 (8.33%) Management Information System
5 36 (5.36%) Hybrid Cloud
6 34 (5.06%) Self-Motivation
7 28 (4.17%) PKI
8 24 (3.57%) Public Cloud
8 24 (3.57%) Replication
9 22 (3.27%) Blackberry
9 22 (3.27%) Private Cloud
10 15 (2.23%) Enterprise Storage
11 14 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 9 (1.34%) Computer Science
13 6 (0.89%) EMC VMAX
13 6 (0.89%) EMC VNX
13 6 (0.89%) Fat Client
13 6 (0.89%) Thin Client
13 6 (0.89%) User Experience
14 5 (0.74%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 525 (78.13%) Windows
2 421 (62.65%) Windows Server
3 213 (31.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 137 (20.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 115 (17.11%) Linux
6 75 (11.16%) Windows 10
7 46 (6.85%) Windows 7
8 28 (4.17%) Unix
9 19 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (2.68%) Solaris
11 16 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (2.08%) Windows 8
13 10 (1.49%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.45%) CentOS
14 3 (0.45%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.30%) AIX
15 2 (0.30%) HPUX
15 2 (0.30%) Kali Linux
16 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (30.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 190 (28.27%) ITIL
3 60 (8.93%) Problem Management
4 55 (8.18%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (6.99%) ITIL V3
6 45 (6.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 45 (6.70%) Migration
6 45 (6.70%) Problem-Solving
6 45 (6.70%) Service Management
7 44 (6.55%) DevOps
7 44 (6.55%) Project Management
8 42 (6.25%) High Availability
8 42 (6.25%) Service Delivery
9 41 (6.10%) Asset Management
10 37 (5.51%) Root Cause Analysis
11 36 (5.36%) PRINCE2
12 34 (5.06%) ITSM
12 34 (5.06%) Technical Architecture
13 32 (4.76%) Data Protection
13 32 (4.76%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 252 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 175 (26.04%) SQL
3 25 (3.72%) Java
4 23 (3.42%) T-SQL
5 17 (2.53%) Python
6 14 (2.08%) JavaScript
7 11 (1.64%) C#
8 10 (1.49%) VBScript
9 9 (1.34%) C
9 9 (1.34%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.04%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.89%) XPath
12 5 (0.74%) Perl
12 5 (0.74%) VB
13 3 (0.45%) C++
13 3 (0.45%) Ruby
14 2 (0.30%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.30%) SOQL
14 2 (0.30%) SOSL
15 1 (0.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 86 (12.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 85 (12.65%) Security Cleared
3 62 (9.23%) MCSE
4 52 (7.74%) SC Cleared
5 44 (6.55%) Degree
6 41 (6.10%) DV Cleared
7 38 (5.65%) Cisco Certification
8 33 (4.91%) MCSA
9 29 (4.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 23 (3.42%) CCNA
11 20 (2.98%) TOGAF Certification
12 19 (2.83%) MCITP
13 18 (2.68%) Citrix Certification
14 16 (2.38%) CCA
14 16 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
15 14 (2.08%) CCNP
16 9 (1.34%) MCP
17 5 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
17 5 (0.74%) HNC
18 3 (0.45%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.27%) SLA
2 11 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.89%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.89%) QA
4 5 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (0.74%) GDPR
4 5 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.45%) COSHH
6 2 (0.30%) PMO
6 2 (0.30%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 467 (69.49%) Active Directory
2 234 (34.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 223 (33.18%) Hyper-V
4 102 (15.18%) vSphere
5 63 (9.38%) XenApp
6 60 (8.93%) VMware ESXi
7 38 (5.65%) Virtual Desktop
8 36 (5.36%) Virtual Servers
9 32 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 25 (3.72%) Microsoft App-V
11 24 (3.57%) XenDesktop
12 17 (2.53%) BitLocker
13 15 (2.23%) VMware Workstation
14 14 (2.08%) XenServer
15 13 (1.93%) ProxySG
16 10 (1.49%) Terminal Services
17 8 (1.19%) Forefront TMG
18 7 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
19 3 (0.45%) VMware Server
19 3 (0.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 441 (65.63%) SCCM
2 56 (8.33%) SCVMM
3 46 (6.85%) SCOrch
4 31 (4.61%) Failover Clustering
4 31 (4.61%) SCSM
5 30 (4.46%) WSUS
6 29 (4.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 26 (3.87%) Puppet
8 25 (3.72%) Opscode Chef
9 23 (3.42%) NetBackup
9 23 (3.42%) vCenter Server
10 22 (3.27%) vRealize
11 21 (3.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 21 (3.13%) Nagios
12 15 (2.23%) EMC NetWorker
13 14 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
14 13 (1.93%) Ansible
14 13 (1.93%) McAfee ePO
15 12 (1.79%) Microsoft Clustering
16 11 (1.64%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 422 (62.80%) Microsoft
2 386 (57.44%) VMware
3 136 (20.24%) SolarWinds
4 124 (18.45%) Cisco
5 98 (14.58%) Citrix
6 64 (9.52%) HP
7 61 (9.08%) CommVault
8 56 (8.33%) Oracle
9 48 (7.14%) McAfee
10 47 (6.99%) ServiceNow
11 44 (6.55%) EMC
12 41 (6.10%) NetApp
12 41 (6.10%) Riverbed
13 35 (5.21%) Veeam
14 31 (4.61%) Juniper
15 27 (4.02%) Dell
16 21 (3.13%) Red Hat
16 21 (3.13%) Sophos
17 20 (2.98%) 3PAR
18 17 (2.53%) New Relic