Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK > England
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 796 492 568
Rank change year-on-year -304 +76 +36
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 181 188 584
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.42% 0.45%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.97% 2.49% 3.38%
Number of salaries quoted 145 139 430
10th Percentile £29,900 £35,525 £32,725
25th Percentile £41,250 £36,000 £37,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% -6.67%
75th Percentile £70,000 £62,188 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +10.53% -5.00%

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 18,655 7,547 17,295
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.35% 16.79% 13.30%
Number of salaries quoted 11,979 6,310 13,270
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £48,750 £46,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £62,500 £58,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +6.84% +6.36%
75th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £91,250
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.84% +7.83% +4.55%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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
London -209 73 £68,750 +5.77% 12
Midlands -81 43 £45,000 +12.50% 8
North of England -113 34 £29,900 -40.20% 8
Yorkshire -76 23 £29,900 +8.73% 5
West Midlands -80 22 £45,000 +12.50% 4
South East -223 22 £42,500 +9.11% 11
East Midlands -60 21 £50,000 - 4
North West -117 8 £35,000 -30.00% 1
South West -88 5 £72,500 +11.54% 1
East of England -95 5 £42,500 -5.56% 7
North East -34 3 £55,000 -4.35% 2
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 137 (75.69%) Windows
1 137 (75.69%) Microsoft
2 133 (73.48%) Active Directory
3 108 (59.67%) SCCM
4 102 (56.35%) Azure
5 99 (54.70%) VMware
6 92 (50.83%) Windows Server
7 77 (42.54%) VMware Infrastructure
8 63 (34.81%) PowerShell
8 63 (34.81%) Microsoft 365
9 59 (32.60%) ITIL
10 58 (32.04%) DNS
11 56 (30.94%) Finance
12 52 (28.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 48 (26.52%) SQL
13 48 (26.52%) Hyper-V
14 46 (25.41%) Social Skills
15 42 (23.20%) Linux
16 40 (22.10%) DHCP
17 39 (21.55%) Data Centre
18 37 (20.44%) Windows Server 2012
19 36 (19.89%) vSphere
19 36 (19.89%) SAN
19 36 (19.89%) Windows Server 2016
20 33 (18.23%) TCP/IP
21 31 (17.13%) Citrix
21 31 (17.13%) HP
21 31 (17.13%) SharePoint
21 31 (17.13%) Azure Active Directory
22 30 (16.57%) Microsoft Office

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 31 (17.13%) SharePoint
2 26 (14.36%) MS Exchange
3 16 (8.84%) Skype for Business
4 13 (7.18%) IIS
5 10 (5.52%) CMS
6 7 (3.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.66%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.10%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 30 (16.57%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.76%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (5.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.66%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 102 (56.35%) Azure
2 63 (34.81%) Microsoft 365
3 31 (17.13%) Azure Active Directory
4 28 (15.47%) AWS
5 23 (12.71%) IaaS
6 17 (9.39%) PaaS
7 16 (8.84%) OneDrive
8 15 (8.29%) SaaS
9 8 (4.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 7 (3.87%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 6 (3.31%) GCP
11 6 (3.31%) Serverless
12 1 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.55%) Amazon ECS
12 1 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.55%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 58 (32.04%) DNS
2 40 (22.10%) DHCP
3 36 (19.89%) SAN
4 33 (18.23%) TCP/IP
5 24 (13.26%) Skype
6 18 (9.94%) Firewall
7 11 (6.08%) NAS
8 10 (5.52%) VSAN
8 10 (5.52%) WAN
9 7 (3.87%) LAN
9 7 (3.87%) VPN
10 6 (3.31%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (2.76%) Internet
11 5 (2.76%) iSCSI
11 5 (2.76%) NetScaler
11 5 (2.76%) Software-Defined Networking
12 4 (2.21%) SD-WAN
13 3 (1.66%) Fibre Channel
13 3 (1.66%) FTP
13 3 (1.66%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.73%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.18%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.10%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (1.10%) UniData
5 1 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.66%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.10%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.10%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.55%) JIRA
3 1 (0.55%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 56 (30.94%) Finance
2 46 (25.41%) Social Skills
3 18 (9.94%) Banking
4 14 (7.73%) Telecoms
5 13 (7.18%) Retail
6 12 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (5.52%) Presentation Skills
8 7 (3.87%) Financial Institution
8 7 (3.87%) Public Sector
9 6 (3.31%) Automotive
9 6 (3.31%) Documentation Skills
9 6 (3.31%) Legal
9 6 (3.31%) Military
10 4 (2.21%) Back Office
10 4 (2.21%) Local Government
10 4 (2.21%) Manufacturing
11 3 (1.66%) Law
12 2 (1.10%) Aerospace
12 2 (1.10%) Organisational Skills
12 2 (1.10%) Police
Job Titles
1 45 (24.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 28 (15.47%) Support Engineer
3 21 (11.60%) Architect
4 12 (6.63%) IT Engineer
4 12 (6.63%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
5 11 (6.08%) IT Support
5 11 (6.08%) PowerShell Engineer
6 10 (5.52%) ITSM Architect
6 10 (5.52%) VMware Engineer
7 9 (4.97%) Active Directory Engineer
7 9 (4.97%) Analyst
7 9 (4.97%) Infrastructure Architect
7 9 (4.97%) Windows Engineer
7 9 (4.97%) Wintel Engineer
8 8 (4.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 8 (4.42%) Administrator
8 8 (4.42%) IT Support Engineer
9 7 (3.87%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (3.87%) Active Directory Support
9 7 (3.87%) Active Directory Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.60%) Web Services
2 8 (4.42%) LDAP
3 5 (2.76%) JSON
4 3 (1.66%) SAML
5 2 (1.10%) ARM Templates
5 2 (1.10%) COM
5 2 (1.10%) OAuth
6 1 (0.55%) Flash
6 1 (0.55%) JMS
6 1 (0.55%) Middleware
6 1 (0.55%) XML
6 1 (0.55%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 39 (21.55%) Data Centre
2 19 (10.50%) PKI
3 18 (9.94%) Public Cloud
4 14 (7.73%) Clustering
5 12 (6.63%) Hedge funds
6 11 (6.08%) Replication
7 10 (5.52%) Management Information System
7 10 (5.52%) Virtual Team
8 8 (4.42%) Enterprise Storage
9 7 (3.87%) Blackberry
10 6 (3.31%) EMC VNX
11 5 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
12 4 (2.21%) Fat Client
12 4 (2.21%) Thin Client
13 3 (1.66%) Reinsurance
14 2 (1.10%) Client/Server
14 2 (1.10%) HP Superdome
14 2 (1.10%) Private Cloud
14 2 (1.10%) User Experience
15 1 (0.55%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 137 (75.69%) Windows
2 92 (50.83%) Windows Server
3 42 (23.20%) Linux
4 37 (20.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (19.89%) Windows Server 2016
6 23 (12.71%) Windows 10
7 22 (12.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (8.84%) Windows Server 2019
9 12 (6.63%) Android
9 12 (6.63%) Apple iOS
10 7 (3.87%) Unix
11 6 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (2.21%) Windows 7
13 3 (1.66%) AIX
14 2 (1.10%) HPUX
15 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (32.60%) ITIL
2 52 (28.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 29 (16.02%) Problem-Solving
4 28 (15.47%) Service Management
5 26 (14.36%) High Availability
6 24 (13.26%) Change Management
6 24 (13.26%) Migration
7 21 (11.60%) Presales
8 18 (9.94%) DevOps
9 16 (8.84%) Project Delivery
10 15 (8.29%) ITSM
10 15 (8.29%) Server Management
11 13 (7.18%) Business Development
11 13 (7.18%) Change Control
12 12 (6.63%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (6.63%) TOGAF
13 11 (6.08%) Availability Management
14 10 (5.52%) Decision-Making
14 10 (5.52%) IT4IT
14 10 (5.52%) Product Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 63 (34.81%) PowerShell
2 48 (26.52%) SQL
3 5 (2.76%) Perl
4 4 (2.21%) C
5 3 (1.66%) VBScript
6 2 (1.10%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.10%) VB
7 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.55%) Java
7 1 (0.55%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (14.36%) Security Cleared
2 22 (12.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (9.39%) Degree
3 17 (9.39%) SC Cleared
4 14 (7.73%) MCSA
5 13 (7.18%) DV Cleared
6 10 (5.52%) MCSE
7 9 (4.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (4.42%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (3.87%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (2.76%) CCNA
10 5 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (2.21%) HNC
12 2 (1.10%) CCNP
12 2 (1.10%) CISSP
12 2 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (1.10%) VCAP
13 1 (0.55%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.55%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (14.36%) SLA
2 10 (5.52%) COBIT
3 5 (2.76%) ISO 9001
3 5 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.21%) GDPR
5 3 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (1.10%) Accessibility
6 2 (1.10%) PCI DSS
6 2 (1.10%) PMO
6 2 (1.10%) QA
7 1 (0.55%) NIST
System Software
1 133 (73.48%) Active Directory
2 77 (42.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (26.52%) Hyper-V
4 36 (19.89%) vSphere
5 24 (13.26%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (8.84%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (8.29%) BitLocker
8 12 (6.63%) Terminal Services
9 10 (5.52%) XenApp
10 9 (4.97%) Virtual Desktop
11 7 (3.87%) Forefront TMG
11 7 (3.87%) NFS
11 7 (3.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 7 (3.87%) XenDesktop
12 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (2.21%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (1.66%) DFS Replication
14 2 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.55%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 108 (59.67%) SCCM
2 23 (12.71%) SCVMM
3 17 (9.39%) Microsoft Intune
4 16 (8.84%) SCOrch
5 15 (8.29%) NetBackup
6 13 (7.18%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 12 (6.63%) McAfee ePO
8 11 (6.08%) OpenView
9 10 (5.52%) Ansible
9 10 (5.52%) OVSD
9 10 (5.52%) PowerCLI
9 10 (5.52%) vCenter Server
10 9 (4.97%) Microsoft Clustering
11 8 (4.42%) Nagios
11 8 (4.42%) Terraform
11 8 (4.42%) WSUS
12 7 (3.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 7 (3.87%) OfficeScan
12 7 (3.87%) Trend Micro Deep Security
12 7 (3.87%) vRealize
Vendors
1 137 (75.69%) Microsoft
2 99 (54.70%) VMware
3 31 (17.13%) Citrix
3 31 (17.13%) HP
4 23 (12.71%) NetApp
5 21 (11.60%) Cisco
6 18 (9.94%) McAfee
6 18 (9.94%) Veeam
7 17 (9.39%) ServiceNow
7 17 (9.39%) SolarWinds
8 15 (8.29%) CommVault
9 14 (7.73%) Remedy
10 12 (6.63%) Dell
11 11 (6.08%) Apple
12 10 (5.52%) BMC
12 10 (5.52%) Veritas
13 9 (4.97%) Huawei
13 9 (4.97%) Juniper
13 9 (4.97%) Red Hat
14 8 (4.42%) Google