Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
England > North West
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 314 317 264
Rank change year-on-year +3 -53 +62
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 39 57 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.35% 0.43% 0.81%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.71% 5.55% 11.26%
Number of salaries quoted 29 23 75
North West median annual salary £37,500 £55,000 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.82% +12.82% +21.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £36,450 £31,250
90th Percentile £63,250 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +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 the North West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 1,051 1,027 897
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.31% 7.81% 7.20%
Number of salaries quoted 873 794 703
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £55,905 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +1.65% +5.77% +4.00%

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SCOM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for SCOM in the North West

SCOM
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SCOM in the North West.

Salary trend for SCOM in the North West

SCOM
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SCOM in the North West over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Salary histogram for SCOM in the North West

SCOM
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the North West region over the 6 months to 14 December 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
Manchester +20 28 £42,500 -29.17% 4
Merseyside -1 10 £32,500 -45.83%
Cheshire +1 1 - -
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 North West region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 24 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 21 (53.85%) VMware
3 20 (51.28%) Windows
4 19 (48.72%) Microsoft
5 18 (46.15%) SCCM
6 17 (43.59%) PowerShell
7 16 (41.03%) Cisco
8 14 (35.90%) Microsoft Azure
8 14 (35.90%) Windows Server
9 13 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (33.33%) Veeam
9 13 (33.33%) DNS
9 13 (33.33%) ITIL
10 12 (30.77%) SQL
11 11 (28.21%) IIS
11 11 (28.21%) Firewall
11 11 (28.21%) SAN
11 11 (28.21%) XenDesktop
11 11 (28.21%) NetScaler
11 11 (28.21%) Windows 10
12 10 (25.64%) SharePoint
13 9 (23.08%) Dell
13 9 (23.08%) EMC
13 9 (23.08%) Citrix
13 9 (23.08%) Azure Active Directory
13 9 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 8 (20.51%) VLAN
14 8 (20.51%) vSphere
14 8 (20.51%) DHCP
15 7 (17.95%) MPLS

SCOM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 11 (28.21%) IIS
2 10 (25.64%) SharePoint
3 6 (15.38%) Skype for Business
4 5 (12.82%) MS Exchange
5 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (10.26%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (35.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (23.08%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (12.82%) Office 365
4 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (33.33%) DNS
2 11 (28.21%) Firewall
2 11 (28.21%) NetScaler
2 11 (28.21%) SAN
3 8 (20.51%) DHCP
3 8 (20.51%) VLAN
4 7 (17.95%) MPLS
5 6 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (15.38%) iSCSI
5 6 (15.38%) Skype
6 4 (10.26%) Junos
6 4 (10.26%) MRTG
6 4 (10.26%) SNMP
7 3 (7.69%) BIG-IP
7 3 (7.69%) NAS
7 3 (7.69%) Unified Communications
7 3 (7.69%) VSAN
8 2 (5.13%) Asterisk PBX
8 2 (5.13%) HSRP
8 2 (5.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) DB2
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.56%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6 (15.38%) Law
2 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.13%) Finance
3 2 (5.13%) Publishing
4 1 (2.56%) Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Administrator
2 6 (15.38%) Network Administrator
2 6 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (10.26%) Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Designer
3 4 (10.26%) Monitoring Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Network Designer
4 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (7.69%) Lead Designer
4 3 (7.69%) Monitoring Specialist
5 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Monitoring Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Platform Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Systems Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Technology Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Operational Support Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Operations Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) HTML
1 1 (2.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.69%) Replication
3 2 (5.13%) Clustering
3 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (51.28%) Windows
2 14 (35.90%) Windows Server
3 13 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (28.21%) Windows 10
5 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (10.26%) Windows 7
6 4 (10.26%) Windows 8
7 3 (7.69%) Unix
8 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) ITIL
2 9 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (15.38%) Business Continuity
3 6 (15.38%) Business Continuity Management
3 6 (15.38%) Converged Infrastructure
3 6 (15.38%) Proactive Monitoring
3 6 (15.38%) Storage Management
4 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (12.82%) Risk Management
5 4 (10.26%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (10.26%) Mentoring
5 4 (10.26%) Network Management
5 4 (10.26%) PRINCE2
5 4 (10.26%) Runbook
6 3 (7.69%) Active Listening
6 3 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 3 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (7.69%) Open Source
6 3 (7.69%) Test Planning
6 3 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (43.59%) PowerShell
2 12 (30.77%) SQL
3 6 (15.38%) VBScript
4 3 (7.69%) Perl
4 3 (7.69%) Python
5 2 (5.13%) PHP
6 1 (2.56%) C#
6 1 (2.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) VCP6
1 3 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) MCP
3 1 (2.56%) MCSE
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.56%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 11 (28.21%) XenDesktop
3 8 (20.51%) vSphere
4 6 (15.38%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 5 (12.82%) Hyper-V
5 5 (12.82%) XenApp
6 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (46.15%) SCCM
2 7 (17.95%) SCOrch
3 6 (15.38%) FortiGate
3 6 (15.38%) vCenter Server
4 5 (12.82%) Nagios
5 4 (10.26%) Cacti
5 4 (10.26%) OpenNMS
6 3 (7.69%) Backup Exec
6 3 (7.69%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (7.69%) SCVMM
7 2 (5.13%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (5.13%) Puppet
7 2 (5.13%) RANCID
8 1 (2.56%) Ganglia
8 1 (2.56%) NetBackup
8 1 (2.56%) Netcool
8 1 (2.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 21 (53.85%) VMware
2 19 (48.72%) Microsoft
3 16 (41.03%) Cisco
4 13 (33.33%) Veeam
5 9 (23.08%) Citrix
5 9 (23.08%) Dell
5 9 (23.08%) EMC
6 6 (15.38%) Avaya
6 6 (15.38%) Extreme Networks
6 6 (15.38%) Nortel
6 6 (15.38%) SolarWinds
7 4 (10.26%) Ericsson
7 4 (10.26%) F5
7 4 (10.26%) Huawei
7 4 (10.26%) Juniper
8 3 (7.69%) Meraki
8 3 (7.69%) NetApp
8 3 (7.69%) Zerto
9 2 (5.13%) Foundry
9 2 (5.13%) McAfee