Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 564 578 582
Rank change year-on-year +14 +4 -27
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 164 461 622
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.40% 0.44%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.74% 3.08% 3.84%
Number of salaries quoted 146 337 423
Median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,591 £32,200 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £70,000 £73,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -8.65% +4.00% +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 9,444 14,960 16,190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 16.71% 12.90% 11.50%
Number of salaries quoted 7,825 11,622 12,894
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £61,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +1.67% +4.35% +9.52%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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
South East +92 51 £46,000 +2.22% 3
London +131 50 £70,000 +16.67% 3
North of England +52 37 £50,000 +29.41% 7
Midlands +47 20 £42,500 -5.56% 8
West Midlands +44 16 £41,250 -8.33% 3
Yorkshire +40 14 £32,364 -38.35% 6
North West +66 13 £55,000 +42.35% 1
North East - 10 £58,000 -
East Midlands +34 4 £44,000 +3.53% 3
East of England +93 1 £49,000 +15.29%
South West +25 1 £25,000 -54.55%
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 140 (85.37%) Active Directory
2 131 (79.88%) Windows
2 131 (79.88%) SCCM
3 109 (66.46%) VMware
4 100 (60.98%) Microsoft
5 87 (53.05%) PowerShell
6 85 (51.83%) Windows Server
7 75 (45.73%) VMware Infrastructure
8 71 (43.29%) Azure
9 59 (35.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 57 (34.76%) Hyper-V
11 55 (33.54%) Windows Server 2016
12 52 (31.71%) Office 365
13 51 (31.10%) ITIL
14 48 (29.27%) DNS
15 46 (28.05%) Linux
16 44 (26.83%) Microsoft Certification
16 44 (26.83%) Windows Server 2012
17 42 (25.61%) Citrix
18 39 (23.78%) Azure Active Directory
19 35 (21.34%) SAN
20 34 (20.73%) Windows Server 2019
21 33 (20.12%) MCSA
21 33 (20.12%) Security Cleared
21 33 (20.12%) SolarWinds
22 32 (19.51%) SQL
22 32 (19.51%) Configuration Management
23 31 (18.90%) Problem-Solving
24 30 (18.29%) MCSE
25 27 (16.46%) PaaS

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 11 (6.71%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.88%) IIS
3 7 (4.27%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.66%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (3.05%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 17 (10.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (5.49%) Workfront
2 2 (1.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.61%) BASE24
3 1 (0.61%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 71 (43.29%) Azure
2 52 (31.71%) Office 365
3 39 (23.78%) Azure Active Directory
4 27 (16.46%) PaaS
5 26 (15.85%) IaaS
6 20 (12.20%) SaaS
7 17 (10.37%) AWS
8 1 (0.61%) Apigee
8 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.61%) GCP
8 1 (0.61%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 48 (29.27%) DNS
2 35 (21.34%) SAN
3 26 (15.85%) DHCP
4 25 (15.24%) TCP/IP
4 25 (15.24%) WAN
5 12 (7.32%) Skype
6 10 (6.10%) NAS
6 10 (6.10%) SSL
7 8 (4.88%) LAN
8 7 (4.27%) NetScaler
9 6 (3.66%) Firewall
9 6 (3.66%) VLAN
10 4 (2.44%) VSAN
11 3 (1.83%) BGP
11 3 (1.83%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (1.22%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (1.22%) ICMP
12 2 (1.22%) OSPF
12 2 (1.22%) VPN
12 2 (1.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.59%) Amazon RDS
2 11 (6.71%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.83%) Big Data
3 3 (1.83%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (1.83%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.61%) MySQL
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.44%) MSI
1 4 (2.44%) Subversion
1 4 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.83%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.22%) JIRA
General
1 23 (14.02%) Finance
2 16 (9.76%) Banking
3 9 (5.49%) Legal
4 7 (4.27%) Law
4 7 (4.27%) Local Government
5 5 (3.05%) Military
5 5 (3.05%) Public Sector
6 3 (1.83%) Retail
7 2 (1.22%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.22%) Police
7 2 (1.22%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.61%) Advertising
8 1 (0.61%) Environmental Health
8 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.61%) Games
Job Titles
1 50 (30.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (12.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 20 (12.20%) Support Engineer
2 20 (12.20%) Systems Engineer
3 18 (10.98%) Server Engineer
4 17 (10.37%) VMware Engineer
5 14 (8.54%) Windows Engineer
6 12 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support
6 12 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 12 (7.32%) SCCM Engineer
6 12 (7.32%) Storage Engineer
7 11 (6.71%) Architect
7 11 (6.71%) Infrastructure Architect
8 9 (5.49%) IT Engineer
8 9 (5.49%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.88%) PowerShell Specialist
10 7 (4.27%) Wintel Engineer
11 6 (3.66%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.66%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.32%) .NET
2 10 (6.10%) X-Windows
3 7 (4.27%) Web Services
4 3 (1.83%) JSON
4 3 (1.83%) XML
4 3 (1.83%) YAML
5 2 (1.22%) CGI
6 1 (0.61%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 27 (16.46%) Data Centre
2 21 (12.80%) PKI
3 19 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (6.71%) Management Information System
5 10 (6.10%) EPoS
6 9 (5.49%) Hedge funds
7 7 (4.27%) EMC VNX
7 7 (4.27%) Public Cloud
8 4 (2.44%) Clustering
9 3 (1.83%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (1.22%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (1.22%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.22%) Replication
10 2 (1.22%) Wiki
11 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.61%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.61%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.61%) Life Science
11 1 (0.61%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 131 (79.88%) Windows
2 85 (51.83%) Windows Server
3 55 (33.54%) Windows Server 2016
4 46 (28.05%) Linux
5 44 (26.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (20.73%) Windows Server 2019
7 23 (14.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (8.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (7.93%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (6.10%) Solaris
11 7 (4.27%) Unix
11 7 (4.27%) Windows 10
12 6 (3.66%) Windows 7
12 6 (3.66%) Windows XP
13 5 (3.05%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (1.83%) VMS
15 2 (1.22%) CentOS
16 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (35.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 51 (31.10%) ITIL
3 32 (19.51%) Configuration Management
4 31 (18.90%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (12.20%) Change Management
6 18 (10.98%) Project Delivery
6 18 (10.98%) Service Management
7 17 (10.37%) Migration
8 16 (9.76%) ITSM
9 15 (9.15%) DevOps
9 15 (9.15%) High Availability
10 14 (8.54%) IT Strategy
10 14 (8.54%) Server Management
11 11 (6.71%) Cybersecurity
12 10 (6.10%) Availability Management
12 10 (6.10%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (6.10%) Network Segmentation
12 10 (6.10%) Root Cause Analysis
12 10 (6.10%) Virtual Environments
13 9 (5.49%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (53.05%) PowerShell
2 32 (19.51%) SQL
3 13 (7.93%) Perl
4 12 (7.32%) VB.NET
5 11 (6.71%) Bash Shell
6 10 (6.10%) C
7 7 (4.27%) Python
8 5 (3.05%) VBScript
9 3 (1.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (26.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (20.12%) MCSA
2 33 (20.12%) Security Cleared
3 30 (18.29%) MCSE
4 21 (12.80%) SC Cleared
5 20 (12.20%) DV Cleared
6 12 (7.32%) MCITP
7 11 (6.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (6.10%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (5.49%) CCNA
10 7 (4.27%) CISSP
11 4 (2.44%) VCP5
11 4 (2.44%) VCP6
12 3 (1.83%) CCA
12 3 (1.83%) CCNP
12 3 (1.83%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (1.83%) DBS Check
13 2 (1.22%) CISM
13 2 (1.22%) JNCIA
13 2 (1.22%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.59%) SLA
2 10 (6.10%) GDPR
3 3 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.22%) ISO 9000
4 2 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.22%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.61%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 140 (85.37%) Active Directory
2 75 (45.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (34.76%) Hyper-V
4 16 (9.76%) vSphere
5 15 (9.15%) XenApp
6 14 (8.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 14 (8.54%) Virtual Servers
6 14 (8.54%) XenDesktop
7 13 (7.93%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (4.88%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (3.05%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.61%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.61%) Docker
10 1 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.61%) Xen
Systems Management
1 131 (79.88%) SCCM
2 24 (14.63%) SCOrch
3 23 (14.02%) WSUS
4 20 (12.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 19 (11.59%) Nagios
5 19 (11.59%) SCVMM
6 18 (10.98%) NetBackup
7 14 (8.54%) SCSM
8 12 (7.32%) WMI
9 11 (6.71%) Backup Exec
10 10 (6.10%) McAfee ePO
11 6 (3.66%) EMC NetWorker
11 6 (3.66%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (3.05%) BladeLogic
12 5 (3.05%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (3.05%) PowerCLI
13 2 (1.22%) Data Guard
13 2 (1.22%) Failover Clustering
13 2 (1.22%) Terraform
14 1 (0.61%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 109 (66.46%) VMware
2 100 (60.98%) Microsoft
3 42 (25.61%) Citrix
4 33 (20.12%) SolarWinds
5 24 (14.63%) EMC
6 19 (11.59%) Red Hat
7 17 (10.37%) Cisco
8 16 (9.76%) McAfee
8 16 (9.76%) NetApp
8 16 (9.76%) Veeam
9 14 (8.54%) Dell
10 13 (7.93%) ServiceNow
11 11 (6.71%) Remedy
12 10 (6.10%) HP
13 9 (5.49%) 3PAR
13 9 (5.49%) Ivanti
13 9 (5.49%) Oracle
13 9 (5.49%) Symantec
14 8 (4.88%) CommVault
15 6 (3.66%) BMC