Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 556 544 474
Rank change year-on-year -12 -70 +58
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 670 786 1,053
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.47% 0.61%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.03% 5.21% 6.72%
Number of salaries quoted 464 627 855
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +4.65%
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,300 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% +4.65%

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 16,635 15,081 15,673
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 11.25% 8.98% 9.03%
Number of salaries quoted 13,139 12,498 12,791
England median annual salary £56,500 £55,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.73% +5.77% +4.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 December 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 18 December 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 +15 282 £52,500 -2.29% 21
South East +48 166 £55,000 +26.44% 16
North of England -55 74 £32,500 -13.33% 11
East of England +65 59 £42,500 -12.82% 5
South West +18 44 £51,250 +11.41% 3
Midlands -11 44 £42,500 +6.25% 7
North West +6 39 £37,500 -34.78% 5
West Midlands -7 34 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Yorkshire -36 31 £29,900 -19.73% 4
East Midlands +30 10 £42,500 +6.25% 2
North East +7 4 £30,000 -18.92% 2
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 547 (81.64%) Windows
2 502 (74.93%) Active Directory
3 451 (67.31%) Microsoft
4 430 (64.18%) SCCM
5 413 (61.64%) Windows Server
6 372 (55.52%) VMware
7 311 (46.42%) PowerShell
8 285 (42.54%) DNS
9 254 (37.91%) Microsoft Azure
10 252 (37.61%) VMware Infrastructure
11 241 (35.97%) Windows Server 2012
12 231 (34.48%) Hyper-V
13 222 (33.13%) Office 365
14 220 (32.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 218 (32.54%) ITIL
16 207 (30.90%) Windows Server 2008
17 183 (27.31%) DHCP
18 180 (26.87%) Firewall
19 165 (24.63%) Finance
19 165 (24.63%) Data Centre
20 157 (23.43%) SQL
21 145 (21.64%) SQL Server
21 145 (21.64%) MS Exchange
22 133 (19.85%) Citrix
23 130 (19.40%) Cisco
24 124 (18.51%) Agile Software Development
25 110 (16.42%) SAN
25 110 (16.42%) Windows 10
26 104 (15.52%) Problem-Solving
27 98 (14.63%) vSphere

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
1 145 (21.64%) MS Exchange
2 55 (8.21%) IIS
3 48 (7.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 47 (7.01%) SharePoint
4 47 (7.01%) Skype for Business
5 45 (6.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 25 (3.73%) Apache
7 23 (3.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 21 (3.13%) Tomcat
9 14 (2.09%) CMS
9 14 (2.09%) JBoss
10 13 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (1.79%) nginx
11 12 (1.79%) OpenStack
12 11 (1.64%) WordPress
13 5 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.75%) Confluence
14 4 (0.60%) IBM Domino
14 4 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
15 3 (0.45%) Kentico
Applications
1 47 (7.01%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (4.78%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 254 (37.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 222 (33.13%) Office 365
3 89 (13.28%) Amazon AWS
4 69 (10.30%) SaaS
5 49 (7.31%) IaaS
6 37 (5.52%) Azure Active Directory
7 24 (3.58%) PaaS
8 19 (2.84%) Mimecast
9 10 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (1.49%) CloudFront
9 10 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 7 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.60%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.45%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.30%) Cloudflare
13 2 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.15%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 285 (42.54%) DNS
2 183 (27.31%) DHCP
3 180 (26.87%) Firewall
4 110 (16.42%) SAN
5 67 (10.00%) Skype
6 63 (9.40%) TCP/IP
7 57 (8.51%) LAN
7 57 (8.51%) WAN
8 45 (6.72%) NetScaler
9 32 (4.78%) iSCSI
10 31 (4.63%) Internet
11 30 (4.48%) VLAN
12 28 (4.18%) Unified Communications
13 25 (3.73%) Intrusion Detection
13 25 (3.73%) VPN
14 20 (2.99%) Fibre Channel
14 20 (2.99%) Software-Defined Networking
15 17 (2.54%) SSL
16 15 (2.24%) SNMP
17 14 (2.09%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (21.64%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.99%) Amazon RDS
3 15 (2.24%) MySQL
3 15 (2.24%) SQL Server 2016
4 11 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (0.60%) MS Access
6 4 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.60%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.45%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.45%) Power BI
7 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.30%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.15%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 11 (1.64%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.49%) PEAR
3 6 (0.90%) MSI
4 5 (0.75%) Metasploit
4 5 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.75%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (0.60%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.60%) Maven
6 3 (0.45%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.30%) JIRA
8 1 (0.15%) AdminStudio
General
1 165 (24.63%) Finance
2 26 (3.88%) Retail
3 25 (3.73%) Banking
4 14 (2.09%) Legal
5 13 (1.94%) Publishing
5 13 (1.94%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.49%) Electronics
6 10 (1.49%) Law
7 8 (1.19%) Advertising
7 8 (1.19%) Aerospace
8 6 (0.90%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.75%) Automotive
9 5 (0.75%) Back Office
10 3 (0.45%) Billing
10 3 (0.45%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.30%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.30%) Marketing
12 1 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 185 (27.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 74 (11.04%) Architect
3 56 (8.36%) Windows Engineer
4 55 (8.21%) Support Engineer
5 53 (7.91%) Analyst
6 51 (7.61%) Exchange Engineer
6 51 (7.61%) Server Engineer
7 43 (6.42%) Administrator
8 42 (6.27%) Systems Engineer
8 42 (6.27%) Windows Server Engineer
9 39 (5.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 34 (5.07%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
11 29 (4.33%) Wintel Engineer
12 28 (4.18%) 3rd Line Support
13 27 (4.03%) DBA
13 27 (4.03%) Infrastructure Architect
14 26 (3.88%) Technical Leader
15 25 (3.73%) VMware Engineer
16 24 (3.58%) SQL DBA
17 22 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.18%) .NET
1 28 (4.18%) Web Services
2 22 (3.28%) Middleware
3 17 (2.54%) LDAP
4 9 (1.34%) HTML
5 8 (1.19%) XML
6 5 (0.75%) ASP.NET
6 5 (0.75%) CSS
6 5 (0.75%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (0.75%) Regular Expression
7 4 (0.60%) Apache CXF
7 4 (0.60%) JMS
7 4 (0.60%) MSMQ
7 4 (0.60%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (0.60%) RESTful
7 4 (0.60%) SOAP
7 4 (0.60%) WCF
7 4 (0.60%) XSD
8 3 (0.45%) Ajax
9 2 (0.30%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 165 (24.63%) Data Centre
2 87 (12.99%) PKI
3 73 (10.90%) Management Information System
4 60 (8.96%) Clustering
5 48 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
6 47 (7.01%) Self-Motivation
7 41 (6.12%) Replication
8 31 (4.63%) Hybrid Cloud
9 30 (4.48%) Public Cloud
10 22 (3.28%) Blackberry
10 22 (3.28%) Private Cloud
11 15 (2.24%) Enterprise Storage
12 11 (1.64%) EMC VNX
12 11 (1.64%) Hedge funds
13 10 (1.49%) Fat Client
13 10 (1.49%) Thin Client
14 8 (1.19%) BYOD
15 7 (1.04%) e-Health
16 5 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 5 (0.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 547 (81.64%) Windows
2 413 (61.64%) Windows Server
3 241 (35.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 207 (30.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 110 (16.42%) Windows 10
6 78 (11.64%) Linux
7 61 (9.10%) Windows 7
8 32 (4.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 27 (4.03%) Unix
10 20 (2.99%) Windows 8
11 11 (1.64%) Solaris
12 10 (1.49%) Windows XP
13 7 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.75%) CentOS
14 5 (0.75%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.60%) Android
16 3 (0.45%) AIX
16 3 (0.45%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.30%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (32.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 218 (32.54%) ITIL
3 124 (18.51%) Agile Software Development
4 104 (15.52%) Problem-Solving
5 82 (12.24%) DevOps
6 72 (10.75%) Technical Architecture
7 70 (10.45%) Scrum
7 70 (10.45%) Service Management
8 62 (9.25%) High Availability
9 58 (8.66%) Migration
9 58 (8.66%) Project Management
10 57 (8.51%) Systems Engineering
11 56 (8.36%) Configuration Management
12 55 (8.21%) Continuous Improvement
12 55 (8.21%) Disaster Recovery
13 51 (7.61%) Data Protection
14 50 (7.46%) Problem Management
14 50 (7.46%) Root Cause Analysis
15 47 (7.01%) Service Delivery
16 41 (6.12%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 311 (46.42%) PowerShell
2 157 (23.43%) SQL
3 30 (4.48%) Java
4 23 (3.43%) T-SQL
5 21 (3.13%) Python
6 20 (2.99%) VBScript
7 13 (1.94%) C#
8 9 (1.34%) C
8 9 (1.34%) VB
9 5 (0.75%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.60%) XPath
11 3 (0.45%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.45%) C++
11 3 (0.45%) Perl
11 3 (0.45%) PHP
12 2 (0.30%) R
12 2 (0.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 75 (11.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 66 (9.85%) Security Cleared
3 64 (9.55%) MCSE
4 52 (7.76%) SC Cleared
5 44 (6.57%) Degree
6 40 (5.97%) ITIL Certification
7 39 (5.82%) MCSA
8 33 (4.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 30 (4.48%) DV Cleared
10 20 (2.99%) TOGAF Certification
11 13 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
13 10 (1.49%) CCA
13 10 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (1.49%) MCITP
14 6 (0.90%) CCNA
14 6 (0.90%) CCNP
15 4 (0.60%) MCTS
16 3 (0.45%) MCP
16 3 (0.45%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (8.36%) SLA
2 29 (4.33%) GDPR
3 23 (3.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (2.99%) Cyber Essentials
5 14 (2.09%) HIPAA
5 14 (2.09%) PCI DSS
6 8 (1.19%) PMO
7 5 (0.75%) QA
8 3 (0.45%) COBIT
9 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 502 (74.93%) Active Directory
2 252 (37.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 231 (34.48%) Hyper-V
4 98 (14.63%) vSphere
5 73 (10.90%) XenApp
6 63 (9.40%) XenDesktop
7 55 (8.21%) VMware ESXi
8 51 (7.61%) Microsoft App-V
9 37 (5.52%) Virtual Servers
10 31 (4.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 29 (4.33%) Virtual Desktop
12 28 (4.18%) BitLocker
13 21 (3.13%) DFS Replication
14 11 (1.64%) XenServer
15 10 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
16 6 (0.90%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 5 (0.75%) KVM
17 5 (0.75%) Terminal Services
18 4 (0.60%) VMware NSX
18 4 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 430 (64.18%) SCCM
2 75 (11.19%) Puppet
3 73 (10.90%) Opscode Chef
4 47 (7.01%) SCVMM
5 45 (6.72%) Ansible
5 45 (6.72%) Nagios
6 41 (6.12%) WSUS
7 37 (5.52%) vCenter Server
8 36 (5.37%) SCOrch
9 28 (4.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 27 (4.03%) Microsoft Clustering
11 26 (3.88%) vRealize
12 23 (3.43%) Microsoft Intune
12 23 (3.43%) SCSM
13 22 (3.28%) NetBackup
14 20 (2.99%) EMC NetWorker
15 17 (2.54%) Backup Exec
15 17 (2.54%) Single Sign-On
16 16 (2.39%) PowerCLI
17 14 (2.09%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 451 (67.31%) Microsoft
2 372 (55.52%) VMware
3 133 (19.85%) Citrix
4 130 (19.40%) Cisco
5 92 (13.73%) HP
6 83 (12.39%) SolarWinds
7 66 (9.85%) CommVault
8 56 (8.36%) Splunk
9 50 (7.46%) EMC
9 50 (7.46%) Oracle
10 49 (7.31%) ServiceNow
11 48 (7.16%) NetApp
12 46 (6.87%) Dell
13 43 (6.42%) Juniper
14 37 (5.52%) McAfee
15 32 (4.78%) 3PAR
15 32 (4.78%) Riverbed
16 27 (4.03%) Veeam
17 21 (3.13%) Symantec
18 19 (2.84%) Ivanti