Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK > England
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 619 541 612
Rank change year-on-year -78 +71 -29
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 203 467 543
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.45% 0.39%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.65% 3.35% 3.24%
Number of salaries quoted 145 354 332
10th Percentile £36,750 £35,525 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £54,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.41% +8.00% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -7.41% +8.00% +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 12,321 13,924 16,749
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 16.76% 13.30% 12.14%
Number of salaries quoted 9,955 11,038 13,232
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £33,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £76,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +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 12 April 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 12 April 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 +56 83 £65,000 +8.33% 14
North of England +39 41 £47,500 -11.54%
South East +1 34 £47,500 +4.40% 5
Midlands -51 30 £43,250 +8.13% 2
West Midlands -37 17 £41,250 +3.13% 2
Yorkshire +15 16 £35,000 -33.33%
North East +26 13 £85,000 +47.83%
East Midlands +6 13 £44,000 +61.47%
North West +20 12 £54,000 -1.82%
East of England +48 2 £45,000 -14.29% 4
South West -25 1 £25,000 -54.55% 1
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 12 April 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.

1 172 (84.73%) Active Directory
2 148 (72.91%) SCCM
3 142 (69.95%) Windows
4 130 (64.04%) Microsoft
5 122 (60.10%) VMware
6 121 (59.61%) PowerShell
7 109 (53.69%) Azure
8 102 (50.25%) Windows Server
9 89 (43.84%) VMware Infrastructure
10 72 (35.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 68 (33.50%) DNS
12 67 (33.00%) Hyper-V
13 65 (32.02%) PaaS
14 62 (30.54%) IaaS
14 62 (30.54%) Windows Server 2016
15 60 (29.56%) Microsoft 365
16 59 (29.06%) Azure Active Directory
17 51 (25.12%) Linux
18 50 (24.63%) Citrix
19 49 (24.14%) ITIL
20 46 (22.66%) Windows Server 2012
21 45 (22.17%) Microsoft Certification
21 45 (22.17%) TCP/IP
22 44 (21.67%) DevOps
22 44 (21.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
23 42 (20.69%) SaaS
23 42 (20.69%) SQL
23 42 (20.69%) SAN
24 41 (20.20%) Finance
25 37 (18.23%) Migration

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 24 (11.82%) SharePoint
2 21 (10.34%) MS Exchange
3 15 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (7.39%) SharePoint 2013
4 13 (6.40%) IIS
5 11 (5.42%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.49%) Site Server
Applications
1 20 (9.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.45%) Workfront
2 2 (0.99%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.99%) Relativity
3 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 109 (53.69%) Azure
2 65 (32.02%) PaaS
3 62 (30.54%) IaaS
4 60 (29.56%) Microsoft 365
5 59 (29.06%) Azure Active Directory
6 42 (20.69%) SaaS
7 32 (15.76%) AWS
8 25 (12.32%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 7 (3.45%) GCP
10 6 (2.96%) OpenShift
10 6 (2.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (1.97%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (1.97%) Serverless
12 1 (0.49%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.49%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 68 (33.50%) DNS
2 45 (22.17%) TCP/IP
3 42 (20.69%) SAN
4 35 (17.24%) DHCP
5 28 (13.79%) VPN
6 21 (10.34%) Firewall
7 19 (9.36%) Skype
8 18 (8.87%) WAN
9 9 (4.43%) NAS
9 9 (4.43%) VSAN
10 8 (3.94%) VLAN
11 6 (2.96%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (2.96%) NetScaler
12 5 (2.46%) LAN
13 3 (1.48%) Multicast
13 3 (1.48%) Remote Desktop
13 3 (1.48%) SD-WAN
13 3 (1.48%) Software-Defined Networking
13 3 (1.48%) SSL
13 3 (1.48%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.33%) Amazon RDS
2 16 (7.88%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.48%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.48%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.49%) UniData
Development Applications
1 3 (1.48%) MSI
2 2 (0.99%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.99%) JIRA
2 2 (0.99%) Subversion
2 2 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (20.20%) Finance
2 18 (8.87%) Banking
3 8 (3.94%) Law
4 5 (2.46%) Local Government
5 4 (1.97%) Public Sector
6 3 (1.48%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.99%) Back Office
7 2 (0.99%) Legal
7 2 (0.99%) Military
7 2 (0.99%) Retail
8 1 (0.49%) Advertising
8 1 (0.49%) Environmental Health
8 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.49%) Police
Job Titles
1 60 (29.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 36 (17.73%) Architect
3 27 (13.30%) Server Engineer
4 25 (12.32%) VMware Engineer
5 21 (10.34%) Azure Architect
6 17 (8.37%) Windows Engineer
7 15 (7.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 15 (7.39%) PowerShell Specialist
7 15 (7.39%) Systems Engineer
8 14 (6.90%) Infrastructure Architect
8 14 (6.90%) Support Engineer
9 13 (6.40%) PowerShell Engineer
9 13 (6.40%) Senior Server Engineer
9 13 (6.40%) Windows Server Engineer
10 12 (5.91%) Senior Server Specialist
10 12 (5.91%) Senior VMware Engineer
10 12 (5.91%) Senior Windows Engineer
10 12 (5.91%) VMware Specialist
10 12 (5.91%) Windows Server Specialist
10 12 (5.91%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.34%) Web Services
2 8 (3.94%) .NET
3 7 (3.45%) XML
4 6 (2.96%) JMS
4 6 (2.96%) XSD
5 4 (1.97%) X-Windows
6 2 (0.99%) CGI
7 1 (0.49%) COM
7 1 (0.49%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.49%) JSON
7 1 (0.49%) LDAP
7 1 (0.49%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.79%) Data Centre
2 18 (8.87%) Hedge funds
3 15 (7.39%) Management Information System
4 14 (6.90%) Public Cloud
5 12 (5.91%) EMC VNX
5 12 (5.91%) PKI
6 9 (4.43%) Clustering
7 6 (2.96%) EPoS
7 6 (2.96%) Fat Client
7 6 (2.96%) Thin Client
8 5 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.46%) Replication
9 4 (1.97%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.99%) CMDB
10 2 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.49%) BYOD
11 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.49%) iPad
11 1 (0.49%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 142 (69.95%) Windows
2 102 (50.25%) Windows Server
3 62 (30.54%) Windows Server 2016
4 51 (25.12%) Linux
5 46 (22.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (17.24%) Windows Server 2019
7 15 (7.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (5.42%) Unix
9 9 (4.43%) Oracle Linux
9 9 (4.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (3.45%) VMS
10 7 (3.45%) Windows 10
11 6 (2.96%) Solaris
11 6 (2.96%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.99%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.49%) AIX
13 1 (0.49%) Android
13 1 (0.49%) CentOS
13 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (35.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 49 (24.14%) ITIL
3 44 (21.67%) DevOps
4 37 (18.23%) Migration
5 30 (14.78%) Change Management
5 30 (14.78%) Problem-Solving
6 23 (11.33%) Configuration Management
7 20 (9.85%) High Availability
7 20 (9.85%) ITSM
8 17 (8.37%) Cybersecurity
8 17 (8.37%) Performance Monitoring
9 16 (7.88%) Server Management
10 14 (6.90%) Service Management
11 11 (5.42%) Architecture Roadmap
11 11 (5.42%) Availability Management
11 11 (5.42%) Project Delivery
12 10 (4.93%) Root Cause Analysis
13 9 (4.43%) Change Control
13 9 (4.43%) TOGAF
13 9 (4.43%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 121 (59.61%) PowerShell
2 42 (20.69%) SQL
3 8 (3.94%) VB.NET
4 7 (3.45%) Perl
5 6 (2.96%) Java
5 6 (2.96%) XPath
6 4 (1.97%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.97%) C
6 4 (1.97%) VB
7 3 (1.48%) VBScript
8 2 (0.99%) C#
9 1 (0.49%) AWK
9 1 (0.49%) C++
9 1 (0.49%) sed
9 1 (0.49%) VC++
Qualifications
1 45 (22.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (16.26%) MCSE
3 30 (14.78%) MCSA
4 26 (12.81%) Security Cleared
5 17 (8.37%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (7.88%) CCNA
7 15 (7.39%) SC Cleared
8 12 (5.91%) DV Cleared
8 12 (5.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (4.43%) CISSP
10 8 (3.94%) MCITP
11 6 (2.96%) CCNP
11 6 (2.96%) Degree
12 3 (1.48%) CCA
12 3 (1.48%) CISM
12 3 (1.48%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (1.48%) VCP5
12 3 (1.48%) VCP6
13 2 (0.99%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.39%) SLA
2 3 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.48%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.99%) QA
4 1 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.49%) GDPR
4 1 (0.49%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 172 (84.73%) Active Directory
2 89 (43.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (33.00%) Hyper-V
4 24 (11.82%) XenApp
5 22 (10.84%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (9.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 20 (9.85%) Virtual Servers
6 20 (9.85%) vSphere
7 15 (7.39%) VMware NSX
8 14 (6.90%) XenDesktop
9 8 (3.94%) Terminal Services
10 7 (3.45%) DFS Replication
11 6 (2.96%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (2.96%) VMware Workstation
12 5 (2.46%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (1.48%) Docker
13 3 (1.48%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
15 1 (0.49%) Firmware
15 1 (0.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 148 (72.91%) SCCM
2 44 (21.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 32 (15.76%) Nagios
4 24 (11.82%) Kubernetes
5 22 (10.84%) Ansible
6 20 (9.85%) WSUS
7 19 (9.36%) SCOrch
8 17 (8.37%) SCVMM
9 16 (7.88%) McAfee ePO
10 13 (6.40%) NetBackup
11 9 (4.43%) BladeLogic
12 8 (3.94%) Backup Exec
12 8 (3.94%) WMI
13 7 (3.45%) SCSM
14 6 (2.96%) Grafana
14 6 (2.96%) Single Sign-On
14 6 (2.96%) vCenter Server
15 5 (2.46%) Microsoft Clustering
15 5 (2.46%) PowerCLI
16 4 (1.97%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 130 (64.04%) Microsoft
2 122 (60.10%) VMware
3 50 (24.63%) Citrix
4 34 (16.75%) SolarWinds
5 27 (13.30%) EMC
6 26 (12.81%) McAfee
6 26 (12.81%) NetApp
7 25 (12.32%) Veeam
8 22 (10.84%) Dell
9 20 (9.85%) Oracle
10 19 (9.36%) Red Hat
11 18 (8.87%) Cisco
12 16 (7.88%) 3PAR
13 15 (7.39%) F5
13 15 (7.39%) ServiceNow
14 12 (5.91%) HP
15 10 (4.93%) CommVault
16 9 (4.43%) Blue Coat
16 9 (4.43%) BMC
17 8 (3.94%) Remedy