Period
to 23 October 2018

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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 572 530 473
Rank change year-on-year -42 -57 +20
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 675 840 1,136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.51% 0.63%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.14% 5.67% 7.07%
Number of salaries quoted 531 652 914
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £34,264 £30,128
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

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 16,316 14,817 16,063
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 10.62% 8.99% 8.98%
Number of salaries quoted 13,005 12,232 13,136
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.77% +6.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%

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 23 October 2018.

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 23 October 2018. 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 -19 271 £52,500 -2.29% 9
South East +23 181 £45,000 +5.88% 7
North of England -46 74 £36,250 -8.23% 21
South West +13 55 £55,000 +19.57% 4
Midlands -44 49 £42,500 -2.86% 17
East of England +31 47 £45,000 -5.26% 7
North West -22 36 £52,621 +14.39% 16
Yorkshire -36 36 £29,900 -20.27% 5
West Midlands -32 29 £41,000 -6.82% 11
East Midlands +3 20 £43,750 +2.94% 6
North East -16 2 £55,000 +50.68%
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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.

1 540 (80.00%) Windows
2 503 (74.52%) Active Directory
3 440 (65.19%) SCCM
4 432 (64.00%) Microsoft
5 421 (62.37%) Windows Server
6 380 (56.30%) VMware
7 303 (44.89%) PowerShell
8 264 (39.11%) Microsoft Azure
9 252 (37.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 243 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 241 (35.70%) DNS
12 239 (35.41%) Office 365
13 224 (33.19%) Hyper-V
14 222 (32.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 194 (28.74%) ITIL
16 189 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
17 186 (27.56%) Firewall
18 177 (26.22%) DHCP
19 171 (25.33%) Finance
20 165 (24.44%) SQL
21 143 (21.19%) SQL Server
22 141 (20.89%) MS Exchange
23 131 (19.41%) Data Centre
24 128 (18.96%) Cisco
25 113 (16.74%) Agile Software Development
26 111 (16.44%) Amazon AWS
27 109 (16.15%) Windows 10
28 106 (15.70%) Citrix
28 106 (15.70%) SAN
28 106 (15.70%) Linux

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
1 141 (20.89%) MS Exchange
2 60 (8.89%) Skype for Business
3 58 (8.59%) IIS
4 57 (8.44%) SharePoint
5 41 (6.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 36 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 28 (4.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 20 (2.96%) Apache
9 17 (2.52%) JBoss
10 15 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
11 14 (2.07%) Tomcat
12 12 (1.78%) OpenStack
13 10 (1.48%) CMS
13 10 (1.48%) nginx
13 10 (1.48%) WordPress
14 7 (1.04%) Confluence
15 6 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
16 5 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
17 3 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
17 3 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 51 (7.56%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (4.89%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.15%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 264 (39.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 239 (35.41%) Office 365
3 111 (16.44%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (6.07%) SaaS
5 38 (5.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 32 (4.74%) IaaS
7 17 (2.52%) PaaS
8 11 (1.63%) Mimecast
9 10 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (1.48%) CloudFront
9 10 (1.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 9 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (1.04%) Cloudflare
12 6 (0.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (0.89%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.30%) G Suite
13 2 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.15%) Datadog
14 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 241 (35.70%) DNS
2 186 (27.56%) Firewall
3 177 (26.22%) DHCP
4 106 (15.70%) SAN
5 69 (10.22%) Skype
6 65 (9.63%) TCP/IP
7 55 (8.15%) LAN
7 55 (8.15%) WAN
8 45 (6.67%) NetScaler
9 34 (5.04%) Intrusion Detection
10 31 (4.59%) Unified Communications
11 28 (4.15%) VLAN
12 25 (3.70%) Internet
12 25 (3.70%) Software-Defined Networking
13 24 (3.56%) VPN
14 18 (2.67%) Cisco ASA
14 18 (2.67%) iSCSI
15 15 (2.22%) Network Security
16 12 (1.78%) MPLS
16 12 (1.78%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (21.19%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
2 15 (2.22%) MySQL
3 12 (1.78%) SQL Server 2016
4 11 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (1.48%) SQL Server 2000
6 9 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.59%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.44%) Power BI
8 3 (0.44%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.44%) Redis
9 2 (0.30%) Big Data
9 2 (0.30%) MS Access
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.15%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (1.63%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.48%) PEAR
3 8 (1.19%) JIRA
3 8 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
3 8 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (1.04%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.89%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (0.74%) Metasploit
7 4 (0.59%) Maven
7 4 (0.59%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.30%) MSI
8 2 (0.30%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.15%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.15%) Artifactory
General
1 171 (25.33%) Finance
2 37 (5.48%) Banking
3 26 (3.85%) Retail
4 16 (2.37%) Publishing
5 14 (2.07%) Legal
6 9 (1.33%) Aerospace
7 8 (1.19%) Electronics
8 7 (1.04%) Advertising
8 7 (1.04%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.74%) Automotive
9 5 (0.74%) Back Office
9 5 (0.74%) Law
10 4 (0.59%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.59%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.59%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.30%) Marketing
12 1 (0.15%) Billing
12 1 (0.15%) Local Government
12 1 (0.15%) Military
12 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 192 (28.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 80 (11.85%) Architect
3 64 (9.48%) Support Engineer
4 59 (8.74%) Analyst
5 56 (8.30%) Windows Engineer
6 55 (8.15%) Administrator
7 52 (7.70%) Exchange Engineer
8 51 (7.56%) Server Engineer
9 43 (6.37%) Windows Server Engineer
10 38 (5.63%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
11 36 (5.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 32 (4.74%) Infrastructure Architect
13 30 (4.44%) DBA
13 30 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
14 29 (4.30%) 3rd Line Support
14 29 (4.30%) VMware Engineer
15 28 (4.15%) Wintel Engineer
16 27 (4.00%) Monitoring Analyst
17 26 (3.85%) PowerShell Engineer
17 26 (3.85%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (5.78%) Web Services
2 26 (3.85%) .NET
3 22 (3.26%) Middleware
4 19 (2.81%) LDAP
5 11 (1.63%) XML
6 10 (1.48%) HTML
7 6 (0.89%) CSS
7 6 (0.89%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (0.89%) JMS
7 6 (0.89%) XSD
8 5 (0.74%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.74%) Regular Expression
9 4 (0.59%) Ajax
9 4 (0.59%) Apache CXF
9 4 (0.59%) MSMQ
9 4 (0.59%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (0.59%) RESTful
9 4 (0.59%) SOAP
9 4 (0.59%) WCF
10 1 (0.15%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 131 (19.41%) Data Centre
2 71 (10.52%) PKI
3 70 (10.37%) Clustering
4 61 (9.04%) Management Information System
5 38 (5.63%) Self-Motivation
6 36 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
6 36 (5.33%) Hybrid Cloud
7 27 (4.00%) Blackberry
8 26 (3.85%) Replication
9 22 (3.26%) Public Cloud
10 18 (2.67%) Private Cloud
11 12 (1.78%) Computer Science
12 11 (1.63%) Hedge funds
13 10 (1.48%) Enterprise Storage
14 9 (1.33%) EMC VNX
15 8 (1.19%) Fat Client
15 8 (1.19%) Thin Client
16 6 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 6 (0.89%) EMC VMAX
16 6 (0.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 540 (80.00%) Windows
2 421 (62.37%) Windows Server
3 252 (37.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 189 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 109 (16.15%) Windows 10
6 106 (15.70%) Linux
7 56 (8.30%) Windows 7
8 30 (4.44%) Unix
9 22 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (2.81%) Windows 8
11 13 (1.93%) Solaris
12 10 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.89%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.74%) Android
15 4 (0.59%) CentOS
15 4 (0.59%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.44%) AIX
17 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
18 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (32.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 194 (28.74%) ITIL
3 113 (16.74%) Agile Software Development
4 79 (11.70%) DevOps
5 72 (10.67%) Problem-Solving
6 70 (10.37%) Scrum
7 59 (8.74%) Service Management
8 56 (8.30%) Technical Architecture
9 55 (8.15%) High Availability
9 55 (8.15%) Migration
10 52 (7.70%) Problem Management
11 51 (7.56%) Project Management
12 47 (6.96%) Root Cause Analysis
13 44 (6.52%) Data Protection
13 44 (6.52%) PRINCE2
14 38 (5.63%) Asset Management
14 38 (5.63%) Mobile Device Management
15 37 (5.48%) Configuration Management
15 37 (5.48%) Disaster Recovery
15 37 (5.48%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 303 (44.89%) PowerShell
2 165 (24.44%) SQL
3 30 (4.44%) Java
4 27 (4.00%) T-SQL
5 22 (3.26%) Python
6 17 (2.52%) VBScript
7 12 (1.78%) C
7 12 (1.78%) C#
8 8 (1.19%) VB
9 6 (0.89%) JavaScript
9 6 (0.89%) XPath
10 5 (0.74%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.74%) Perl
11 3 (0.44%) C++
11 3 (0.44%) Ruby
12 2 (0.30%) PHP
12 2 (0.30%) R
13 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 76 (11.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (10.81%) Security Cleared
3 55 (8.15%) MCSE
4 54 (8.00%) SC Cleared
5 39 (5.78%) DV Cleared
6 37 (5.48%) Degree
7 33 (4.89%) MCSA
8 27 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
8 27 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 25 (3.70%) TOGAF Certification
10 18 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (1.93%) MCITP
12 9 (1.33%) CCA
12 9 (1.33%) CCNA
12 9 (1.33%) CCNP
12 9 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (0.89%) MCP
14 5 (0.74%) HNC
15 4 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
15 4 (0.59%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.78%) SLA
2 16 (2.37%) GDPR
3 15 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.78%) PCI DSS
5 11 (1.63%) Cyber Essentials
6 9 (1.33%) QA
7 6 (0.89%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.15%) COBIT
System Software
1 503 (74.52%) Active Directory
2 243 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 224 (33.19%) Hyper-V
4 101 (14.96%) vSphere
5 53 (7.85%) XenApp
6 48 (7.11%) VMware ESXi
7 43 (6.37%) Virtual Servers
8 35 (5.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 35 (5.19%) Virtual Desktop
8 35 (5.19%) XenDesktop
9 34 (5.04%) Microsoft App-V
10 16 (2.37%) BitLocker
11 11 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
12 10 (1.48%) XenServer
13 8 (1.19%) DFS Replication
14 6 (0.89%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 5 (0.74%) KVM
15 5 (0.74%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
16 4 (0.59%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 440 (65.19%) SCCM
2 53 (7.85%) Puppet
3 51 (7.56%) Opscode Chef
4 46 (6.81%) SCVMM
5 39 (5.78%) SCOrch
6 30 (4.44%) Nagios
6 30 (4.44%) WSUS
7 29 (4.30%) vRealize
8 27 (4.00%) Ansible
8 27 (4.00%) Failover Clustering
8 27 (4.00%) vCenter Server
9 23 (3.41%) Microsoft Clustering
10 22 (3.26%) NetBackup
10 22 (3.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 20 (2.96%) SCSM
12 18 (2.67%) EMC NetWorker
12 18 (2.67%) Microsoft Intune
13 15 (2.22%) Single Sign-On
14 14 (2.07%) PowerCLI
15 12 (1.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 432 (64.00%) Microsoft
2 380 (56.30%) VMware
3 128 (18.96%) Cisco
4 106 (15.70%) Citrix
5 105 (15.56%) SolarWinds
6 72 (10.67%) CommVault
7 69 (10.22%) HP
8 47 (6.96%) Oracle
9 44 (6.52%) EMC
9 44 (6.52%) ServiceNow
10 39 (5.78%) NetApp
11 37 (5.48%) Juniper
12 36 (5.33%) McAfee
13 35 (5.19%) Splunk
14 34 (5.04%) Dell
15 30 (4.44%) Veeam
16 26 (3.85%) Riverbed
17 19 (2.81%) 3PAR
18 18 (2.67%) Red Hat
18 18 (2.67%) Symantec