Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK > England
6 months to
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 609 569 575
Rank change year-on-year -40 +6 -94
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 459 672 780
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.45% 0.46%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.93% 4.03% 5.15%
Number of salaries quoted 302 471 620
England median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £32,975
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 15,657 16,677 15,141
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.84% 11.27% 9.00%
Number of salaries quoted 12,079 13,175 12,537
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,500 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +4.85%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £59,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +7.27% +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 14 December 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 14 December 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 East +3 126 £45,000 -18.18% 23
London -99 109 £60,000 +14.29% 14
North of England +49 74 £36,000 +10.77% 10
South West +39 67 £55,000 +7.32% 4
Midlands +49 61 £42,500 - 14
North West +47 47 £36,000 -4.00% 4
East Midlands +35 33 £41,250 -2.94% 4
West Midlands +28 28 £45,000 +5.88% 10
Yorkshire +29 27 £52,500 +75.59% 5
East of England +23 21 £31,500 -25.88% 4
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 371 (80.83%) Windows
2 337 (73.42%) SCCM
3 318 (69.28%) Active Directory
4 304 (66.23%) Microsoft
5 246 (53.59%) Windows Server
6 208 (45.32%) VMware
7 198 (43.14%) Azure
8 170 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
9 164 (35.73%) Office 365
10 162 (35.29%) ITIL
11 155 (33.77%) Linux
11 155 (33.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 141 (30.72%) PowerShell
13 136 (29.63%) Citrix
14 132 (28.76%) Cisco
15 129 (28.10%) SQL
16 126 (27.45%) DNS
17 119 (25.93%) Security Cleared
18 116 (25.27%) Hyper-V
19 112 (24.40%) SharePoint
19 112 (24.40%) Data Centre
20 110 (23.97%) Windows Server 2012
21 97 (21.13%) Finance
22 90 (19.61%) AWS
23 86 (18.74%) SQL Server
23 86 (18.74%) Windows 10
24 85 (18.52%) DHCP
25 83 (18.08%) XenApp
26 81 (17.65%) HP
27 79 (17.21%) Firewall

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
1 112 (24.40%) SharePoint
2 74 (16.12%) MS Exchange
3 26 (5.66%) SharePoint 2013
4 21 (4.58%) IIS
5 19 (4.14%) Skype for Business
6 16 (3.49%) Confluence
7 15 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.09%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.65%) Apache
12 2 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 63 (13.73%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.27%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.22%) Abaqus
Business Applications
1 4 (0.87%) Workfront
2 2 (0.44%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 198 (43.14%) Azure
2 164 (35.73%) Office 365
3 90 (19.61%) AWS
4 30 (6.54%) OneDrive
5 27 (5.88%) Azure Stack
6 20 (4.36%) IaaS
7 17 (3.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 17 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
7 17 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
7 17 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
7 17 (3.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 14 (3.05%) Amazon ECS
8 14 (3.05%) AWS Lambda
8 14 (3.05%) Serverless
9 9 (1.96%) Akamai
9 9 (1.96%) Amazon S3
9 9 (1.96%) SaaS
10 8 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (1.74%) Route 53
11 7 (1.53%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 126 (27.45%) DNS
2 85 (18.52%) DHCP
3 79 (17.21%) Firewall
4 65 (14.16%) TCP/IP
5 52 (11.33%) WAN
6 50 (10.89%) NetScaler
7 47 (10.24%) SAN
8 34 (7.41%) LAN
9 29 (6.32%) Skype
10 21 (4.58%) Cisco Nexus
10 21 (4.58%) NAS
10 21 (4.58%) Unified Communications
11 20 (4.36%) Intrusion Detection
12 16 (3.49%) VPN
13 15 (3.27%) Internet
14 13 (2.83%) Software-Defined Networking
15 11 (2.40%) VSAN
16 10 (2.18%) DMZ
17 9 (1.96%) FTP
17 9 (1.96%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (18.74%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.36%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (3.27%) SQL Server 2016
4 10 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.18%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.18%) MySQL
4 10 (2.18%) OLAP
4 10 (2.18%) OLTP
5 9 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (1.53%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.09%) UniData
9 3 (0.65%) Big Data
9 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.44%) Power BI
10 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (5.66%) JIRA
1 26 (5.66%) Visual Studio
2 15 (3.27%) TestRail
2 15 (3.27%) Zephyr
3 6 (1.31%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (0.87%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 97 (21.13%) Finance
2 78 (16.99%) Public Sector
3 50 (10.89%) Banking
4 31 (6.75%) Retail
5 22 (4.79%) Telecoms
6 18 (3.92%) Manufacturing
7 17 (3.70%) Electronics
7 17 (3.70%) Marketing
8 10 (2.18%) Fire and Rescue
8 10 (2.18%) Police
9 5 (1.09%) Advertising
9 5 (1.09%) Automotive
10 4 (0.87%) Back Office
10 4 (0.87%) Czech Language
10 4 (0.87%) Legal
11 3 (0.65%) Military
12 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.22%) French Language
12 1 (0.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 135 (29.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 52 (11.33%) Architect
3 50 (10.89%) Support Engineer
4 44 (9.59%) Server Engineer
5 42 (9.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 33 (7.19%) Administrator
7 31 (6.75%) Analyst
8 26 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support
8 26 (5.66%) Systems Engineer
9 25 (5.45%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 25 (5.45%) Solutions Architect
10 23 (5.01%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 23 (5.01%) Windows Engineer
11 21 (4.58%) Cloud Engineer
11 21 (4.58%) SCCM Engineer
12 20 (4.36%) Desktop Support
13 19 (4.14%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
13 19 (4.14%) IT Engineer
13 19 (4.14%) Support Analyst
14 18 (3.92%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.88%) Web Services
2 14 (3.05%) JSON
3 6 (1.31%) Sensu
4 5 (1.09%) SAP Basis
5 4 (0.87%) LDAP
5 4 (0.87%) MAPI
6 2 (0.44%) HTML
6 2 (0.44%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.44%) XML
7 1 (0.22%) .NET
7 1 (0.22%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.22%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.22%) CSS
7 1 (0.22%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.22%) HTML5
7 1 (0.22%) LAMP
7 1 (0.22%) MSMQ
7 1 (0.22%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.22%) Spring
7 1 (0.22%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 112 (24.40%) Data Centre
2 41 (8.93%) Management Information System
3 27 (5.88%) Hedge funds
4 26 (5.66%) Clustering
5 23 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (3.92%) Hybrid Cloud
7 14 (3.05%) Enterprise Cloud
7 14 (3.05%) Private Cloud
7 14 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (2.83%) PKI
9 12 (2.61%) Public Cloud
10 11 (2.40%) Replication
11 10 (2.18%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (1.31%) Blackberry
12 6 (1.31%) CMDB
12 6 (1.31%) User Experience
13 3 (0.65%) e-Learning
13 3 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.65%) Mobile Computing
14 2 (0.44%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 371 (80.83%) Windows
2 246 (53.59%) Windows Server
3 155 (33.77%) Linux
4 110 (23.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 86 (18.74%) Windows 10
6 64 (13.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 46 (10.02%) Unix
8 30 (6.54%) Windows 7
9 29 (6.32%) Mac OS
10 22 (4.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (4.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (3.05%) CentOS
13 8 (1.74%) Ubuntu
14 6 (1.31%) AIX
15 5 (1.09%) HPUX
15 5 (1.09%) Solaris
16 4 (0.87%) SUSE
17 2 (0.44%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.44%) Windows XP
18 1 (0.22%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (35.29%) ITIL
2 155 (33.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 69 (15.03%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (13.29%) Migration
5 53 (11.55%) Data Protection
6 48 (10.46%) PRINCE2
6 48 (10.46%) Server Management
7 46 (10.02%) DevOps
8 42 (9.15%) Project Management
9 41 (8.93%) Disaster Recovery
9 41 (8.93%) Service Management
10 38 (8.28%) Change Management
11 36 (7.84%) Root Cause Analysis
12 34 (7.41%) Cybersecurity
12 34 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
13 33 (7.19%) Configuration Management
14 31 (6.75%) Performance Monitoring
14 31 (6.75%) Problem Management
15 30 (6.54%) CRM
16 29 (6.32%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 141 (30.72%) PowerShell
2 129 (28.10%) SQL
3 32 (6.97%) C
4 28 (6.10%) Python
5 23 (5.01%) PHP
6 21 (4.58%) JavaScript
7 9 (1.96%) Java
7 9 (1.96%) Perl
8 8 (1.74%) KiXtart
9 5 (1.09%) ABAP
9 5 (1.09%) R
9 5 (1.09%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.87%) VB
11 3 (0.65%) Ruby
12 2 (0.44%) Go
13 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 119 (25.93%) Security Cleared
2 69 (15.03%) DV Cleared
3 46 (10.02%) SC Cleared
4 45 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (8.50%) Degree
6 32 (6.97%) MCSA
7 29 (6.32%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (5.88%) MCSE
9 26 (5.66%) CCNA
10 19 (4.14%) MCP
11 15 (3.27%) ISTQB
12 14 (3.05%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (2.83%) CCA
13 13 (2.83%) RHCE
13 13 (2.83%) TOGAF Certification
14 10 (2.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 9 (1.96%) CEH
15 9 (1.96%) ISEB
16 7 (1.53%) Citrix Certification
17 6 (1.31%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (10.02%) SLA
2 22 (4.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 16 (3.49%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.09%) GDPR
6 3 (0.65%) QA
7 2 (0.44%) PMO
8 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 318 (69.28%) Active Directory
2 170 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 116 (25.27%) Hyper-V
4 83 (18.08%) XenApp
5 52 (11.33%) vSphere
6 44 (9.59%) Microsoft App-V
7 34 (7.41%) XenDesktop
8 32 (6.97%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (3.49%) VMware NSX
10 15 (3.27%) Virtual Servers
11 13 (2.83%) Virtual Desktop
11 13 (2.83%) VMware Workstation
12 10 (2.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 9 (1.96%) Terminal Services
14 6 (1.31%) Docker
15 4 (0.87%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 4 (0.87%) iptables
15 4 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
16 3 (0.65%) BitLocker
16 3 (0.65%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 337 (73.42%) SCCM
2 57 (12.42%) SCVMM
3 52 (11.33%) SCOrch
4 51 (11.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 40 (8.71%) Nagios
6 36 (7.84%) WSUS
7 26 (5.66%) NetBackup
8 24 (5.23%) PowerCLI
8 24 (5.23%) vRealize
9 22 (4.79%) Microsoft Intune
10 21 (4.58%) Microsoft Clustering
11 17 (3.70%) EMC NetWorker
12 15 (3.27%) Terraform
13 14 (3.05%) Ansible
14 13 (2.83%) vCenter Server
15 12 (2.61%) XenMobile
16 11 (2.40%) Puppet
17 10 (2.18%) Foglight
17 10 (2.18%) LiteSpeed
17 10 (2.18%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 304 (66.23%) Microsoft
2 208 (45.32%) VMware
3 136 (29.63%) Citrix
4 132 (28.76%) Cisco
5 81 (17.65%) HP
6 53 (11.55%) NetApp
7 43 (9.37%) SolarWinds
8 41 (8.93%) EMC
9 38 (8.28%) Splunk
10 31 (6.75%) McAfee
11 24 (5.23%) Symantec
12 22 (4.79%) SAP
13 19 (4.14%) Red Hat
14 18 (3.92%) ServiceNow
15 17 (3.70%) Dell
16 14 (3.05%) Oracle
17 13 (2.83%) Juniper
18 11 (2.40%) F5
18 11 (2.40%) Palo Alto
18 11 (2.40%) Veeam