Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK > England
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 533 599 567
Rank change year-on-year +66 -32 -54
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 468 545 766
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.39% 0.46%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.30% 3.26% 4.69%
Number of salaries quoted 305 333 648
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +8.93%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £72,875
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +2.70%

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 14,168 16,738 16,344
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.27% 12.10% 9.79%
Number of salaries quoted 11,019 13,086 13,179
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,000 £31,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £54,250
% change year-on-year +4.35% +5.99% +3.33%

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 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 2020. 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 +17 146 £60,000 +9.09% 10
South East +87 117 £55,000 +4.76% 6
Midlands +104 116 £40,000 -11.11% 3
West Midlands +73 83 £40,000 -13.51% 1
North of England +60 47 £53,250 +63.85% 15
South West +34 34 £55,000 -6.38% 3
East Midlands +54 33 £27,250 -19.26% 2
North West +45 29 £55,000 +69.23% 4
Yorkshire +35 16 £52,500 +40.00% 5
East of England +11 9 £60,000 +33.33% 1
North East +1 2 £57,500 +91.67% 6
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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.

1 360 (76.92%) Windows
2 321 (68.59%) SCCM
3 303 (64.74%) Active Directory
4 284 (60.68%) Microsoft
5 271 (57.91%) VMware
6 201 (42.95%) Azure
7 189 (40.38%) VMware Infrastructure
8 174 (37.18%) Windows Server
9 172 (36.75%) PowerShell
10 167 (35.68%) ITIL
11 153 (32.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 149 (31.84%) Office 365
13 141 (30.13%) Data Centre
14 136 (29.06%) DNS
15 132 (28.21%) Citrix
16 131 (27.99%) Finance
17 107 (22.86%) SQL
18 106 (22.65%) Cisco
19 105 (22.44%) Security Cleared
20 102 (21.79%) Linux
21 94 (20.09%) Hyper-V
22 89 (19.02%) AWS
23 84 (17.95%) HP
24 70 (14.96%) DHCP
25 69 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
25 69 (14.74%) Windows Server 2016
26 67 (14.32%) Retail
26 67 (14.32%) Firewall
26 67 (14.32%) NetApp
26 67 (14.32%) SC 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 58 (12.39%) SharePoint
2 55 (11.75%) MS Exchange
3 27 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (4.91%) Confluence
5 15 (3.21%) IIS
6 13 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
7 12 (2.56%) WebSphere
8 7 (1.50%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.43%) Apache
11 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 28 (5.98%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 201 (42.95%) Azure
2 149 (31.84%) Office 365
3 89 (19.02%) AWS
4 24 (5.13%) SaaS
5 23 (4.91%) IaaS
6 21 (4.49%) Azure Active Directory
7 20 (4.27%) Akamai
8 14 (2.99%) OneDrive
9 12 (2.56%) Datadog
9 12 (2.56%) Serverless
10 11 (2.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 11 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (2.35%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (2.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 10 (2.14%) Amazon ECS
11 10 (2.14%) AWS Lambda
11 10 (2.14%) PaaS
12 9 (1.92%) Azure Stack
13 6 (1.28%) Power Platform
14 4 (0.85%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 136 (29.06%) DNS
2 70 (14.96%) DHCP
3 67 (14.32%) Firewall
4 57 (12.18%) SAN
5 44 (9.40%) WAN
6 43 (9.19%) LAN
7 34 (7.26%) TCP/IP
8 31 (6.62%) Internet
9 23 (4.91%) NetScaler
10 18 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (3.42%) NAS
12 15 (3.21%) VPN
13 13 (2.78%) Skype
14 12 (2.56%) VSAN
15 7 (1.50%) IPsec
15 7 (1.50%) VLAN
16 6 (1.28%) DMZ
17 5 (1.07%) FTP
17 5 (1.07%) Remote Desktop
18 4 (0.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (14.10%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (4.27%) SQL Server 2016
4 12 (2.56%) MySQL
5 11 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (1.28%) Power BI
9 5 (1.07%) UniData
10 4 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
13 1 (0.21%) GIS
13 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (6.84%) JIRA
2 8 (1.71%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.85%) TestRail
3 4 (0.85%) Zephyr
4 3 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.21%) MSI
General
1 131 (27.99%) Finance
2 67 (14.32%) Retail
3 30 (6.41%) Public Sector
4 27 (5.77%) Banking
5 25 (5.34%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.50%) Advertising
6 7 (1.50%) Back Office
7 5 (1.07%) Fire and Rescue
7 5 (1.07%) Marketing
7 5 (1.07%) Police
8 4 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.64%) Electronics
9 3 (0.64%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.21%) Automotive
10 1 (0.21%) Czech Language
10 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.21%) French Language
10 1 (0.21%) Law
10 1 (0.21%) Military
10 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 110 (23.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 61 (13.03%) Administrator
3 55 (11.75%) Systems Administrator
4 41 (8.76%) Support Engineer
5 36 (7.69%) Analyst
6 35 (7.48%) Windows Engineer
7 34 (7.26%) Systems Engineer
8 31 (6.62%) IT Engineer
9 26 (5.56%) NOC Engineer
9 26 (5.56%) Server Engineer
10 24 (5.13%) Consultant
11 21 (4.49%) Team Leader
12 20 (4.27%) IT Support
12 20 (4.27%) Operations Engineer
13 19 (4.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 19 (4.06%) Senior Systems Engineer
14 18 (3.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 18 (3.85%) Automation Engineer
14 18 (3.85%) SCCM Specialist
15 17 (3.63%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.06%) Sensu
2 10 (2.14%) JSON
3 6 (1.28%) LDAP
4 4 (0.85%) .NET
5 3 (0.64%) 802.1X
5 3 (0.64%) Web Services
6 2 (0.43%) XML
7 1 (0.21%) CSS
7 1 (0.21%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.21%) HTML
7 1 (0.21%) LAMP
7 1 (0.21%) MSMQ
7 1 (0.21%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.21%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.21%) Spring
7 1 (0.21%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 141 (30.13%) Data Centre
2 24 (5.13%) Management Information System
2 24 (5.13%) PKI
3 23 (4.91%) Public Cloud
4 16 (3.42%) Hedge funds
5 15 (3.21%) EMC VNX
5 15 (3.21%) User Experience
6 14 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (2.78%) Clustering
7 13 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (2.56%) Private Cloud
9 10 (2.14%) Enterprise Cloud
10 8 (1.71%) Replication
11 7 (1.50%) CMDB
12 5 (1.07%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (0.85%) Fat Client
13 4 (0.85%) Thin Client
14 3 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
15 2 (0.43%) HP Superdome
15 2 (0.43%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 360 (76.92%) Windows
2 174 (37.18%) Windows Server
3 102 (21.79%) Linux
4 69 (14.74%) Windows Server 2016
5 64 (13.68%) Windows 10
6 49 (10.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (9.40%) Unix
8 36 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 35 (7.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (4.27%) Ubuntu
10 20 (4.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (3.85%) Windows Server 2019
12 15 (3.21%) Windows 7
13 9 (1.92%) CentOS
13 9 (1.92%) Mac OS
14 5 (1.07%) AIX
14 5 (1.07%) HPUX
15 4 (0.85%) Solaris
15 4 (0.85%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.21%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (35.68%) ITIL
2 153 (32.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 69 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (11.54%) DevOps
5 49 (10.47%) Disaster Recovery
6 45 (9.62%) Server Management
7 40 (8.55%) Problem-Solving
8 38 (8.12%) Problem Management
9 35 (7.48%) Migration
10 34 (7.26%) Proactive Monitoring
11 31 (6.62%) Configuration Management
12 30 (6.41%) Change Control
13 28 (5.98%) Performance Monitoring
13 28 (5.98%) Service Delivery
13 28 (5.98%) Service Management
13 28 (5.98%) Storage Management
14 27 (5.77%) Infrastructure Management
14 27 (5.77%) Server Hardening
15 26 (5.56%) Mentoring
15 26 (5.56%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 172 (36.75%) PowerShell
2 107 (22.86%) SQL
3 24 (5.13%) C
4 14 (2.99%) Python
5 11 (2.35%) KiXtart
6 10 (2.14%) R
7 6 (1.28%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.28%) Perl
7 6 (1.28%) PHP
8 5 (1.07%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.43%) VB
10 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.21%) Go
10 1 (0.21%) Java
10 1 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 105 (22.44%) Security Cleared
2 67 (14.32%) SC Cleared
3 56 (11.97%) DV Cleared
4 50 (10.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 41 (8.76%) Degree
6 36 (7.69%) MCSE
7 26 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 24 (5.13%) Computer Science Degree
9 21 (4.49%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (3.63%) MCSA
11 16 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (2.78%) CCNA
13 10 (2.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 9 (1.92%) ISTQB
15 7 (1.50%) CEH
15 7 (1.50%) ISEB
16 6 (1.28%) CCA
16 6 (1.28%) MCP
17 4 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
18 3 (0.64%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (11.75%) SLA
2 26 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 13 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (2.14%) GDPR
5 7 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 7 (1.50%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.43%) QA
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 303 (64.74%) Active Directory
2 189 (40.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (20.09%) Hyper-V
4 65 (13.89%) XenApp
5 52 (11.11%) vSphere
6 41 (8.76%) VMware ESXi
6 41 (8.76%) XenDesktop
7 27 (5.77%) Terminal Server
8 23 (4.91%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (1.92%) VMware NSX
9 9 (1.92%) VMware Workstation
10 8 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (1.50%) iptables
12 6 (1.28%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.85%) DFS Replication
13 4 (0.85%) Forefront TMG
13 4 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (0.64%) Docker
15 1 (0.21%) KVM
Systems Management
1 321 (68.59%) SCCM
2 59 (12.61%) WSUS
3 53 (11.32%) SCVMM
4 45 (9.62%) Nagios
5 36 (7.69%) SCOrch
6 30 (6.41%) McAfee ePO
7 27 (5.77%) Cisco Prime
8 23 (4.91%) Microsoft Intune
9 19 (4.06%) Automic
9 19 (4.06%) Grafana
9 19 (4.06%) vCenter Server
10 18 (3.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 18 (3.85%) NetBackup
11 17 (3.63%) EMC NetWorker
12 16 (3.42%) PowerCLI
13 15 (3.21%) Terraform
14 14 (2.99%) Ansible
14 14 (2.99%) OpenView
15 13 (2.78%) Avamar
16 12 (2.56%) vRealize
Vendors
1 284 (60.68%) Microsoft
2 271 (57.91%) VMware
3 132 (28.21%) Citrix
4 106 (22.65%) Cisco
5 84 (17.95%) HP
6 67 (14.32%) NetApp
7 57 (12.18%) McAfee
8 55 (11.75%) EMC
9 51 (10.90%) Dell
9 51 (10.90%) SolarWinds
10 50 (10.68%) Splunk
11 38 (8.12%) Red Hat
12 33 (7.05%) Juniper
13 29 (6.20%) Meraki
14 28 (5.98%) ServiceNow
15 21 (4.49%) AppDynamics
16 19 (4.06%) Symantec
17 18 (3.85%) Google
17 18 (3.85%) Oracle
18 16 (3.42%) 3PAR