Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 168 197
Rank change year-on-year +23 +29 +9
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 84 30 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.53% 0.64% 0.69%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.87% 9.29% 9.15%
Number of salaries quoted 63 26 23
Scotland median annual salary £46,000 £49,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.12% +15.29% +4.94%
10th Percentile £31,500 £36,750 £29,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,250 £63,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%

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 Scotland with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 498 323 459
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 9.07% 6.88% 7.57%
Number of salaries quoted 313 190 281
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,950 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £55,125 £60,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.53%

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing SCOM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for SCOM in Scotland

SCOM
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for SCOM in Scotland

SCOM
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SCOM in Scotland over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for SCOM in Scotland

SCOM
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 17 January 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
Edinburgh +29 59 £40,500 -10.00% 4
Glasgow -23 16 £47,500 -3.06% 3
North Lanarkshire - 5 £47,500 -
West Dunbartonshire -2 2 £48,250 +37.86%
Dundee - 2 £32,500 -
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT jobs citing SCOM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 79 (94.05%) Windows
2 68 (80.95%) SCCM
3 64 (76.19%) VMware
4 56 (66.67%) Windows Server
5 55 (65.48%) Microsoft
6 50 (59.52%) Active Directory
6 50 (59.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (48.81%) SQL Server
7 41 (48.81%) Hyper-V
8 36 (42.86%) PowerShell
9 32 (38.10%) ITIL
10 27 (32.14%) Cisco
11 26 (30.95%) DNS
12 25 (29.76%) Microsoft Azure
13 24 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
14 23 (27.38%) VMware Infrastructure
15 22 (26.19%) DHCP
15 22 (26.19%) SQL
16 20 (23.81%) MCSE
16 20 (23.81%) Citrix
16 20 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
16 20 (23.81%) Mimecast
17 19 (22.62%) MS Exchange
17 19 (22.62%) SAN
18 17 (20.24%) Virtual Team
19 16 (19.05%) Windows 10
19 16 (19.05%) SolarWinds
19 16 (19.05%) Firewall
20 15 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
20 15 (17.86%) ISO 9001

SCOM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 19 (22.62%) MS Exchange
2 13 (15.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (14.29%) Skype for Business
4 8 (9.52%) IBM Domino
5 4 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (4.76%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.57%) IIS
6 3 (3.57%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.19%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 25 (29.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (23.81%) Mimecast
3 14 (16.67%) Office 365
4 1 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (30.95%) DNS
2 22 (26.19%) DHCP
3 19 (22.62%) SAN
4 16 (19.05%) Firewall
5 11 (13.10%) Skype
6 10 (11.90%) IP Telephony
7 9 (10.71%) Internet
8 8 (9.52%) Unified Communications
9 5 (5.95%) TCP/IP
9 5 (5.95%) VPN
10 1 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.19%) NetScaler
10 1 (1.19%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (48.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.38%) MySQL
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
General
1 14 (16.67%) Finance
2 10 (11.90%) Legal
3 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.38%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.19%) Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (35.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (15.48%) IT Engineer
3 11 (13.10%) Analyst
4 10 (11.90%) IT Manager
4 10 (11.90%) IT Project Manager
4 10 (11.90%) Project Manager
5 9 (10.71%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (9.52%) IT Analyst
6 8 (9.52%) Systems Analyst
7 7 (8.33%) Consultant
8 6 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 5 (5.95%) IT Support
9 5 (5.95%) Support Engineer
9 5 (5.95%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (4.76%) Designer
10 4 (4.76%) IT Support Technician
10 4 (4.76%) IT Technician
10 4 (4.76%) Support Technician
11 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.33%) REST
2 1 (1.19%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.24%) Virtual Team
2 12 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 9 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (9.52%) Blackberry
4 8 (9.52%) EMC VNX
5 5 (5.95%) Clustering
6 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.19%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.19%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.19%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 79 (94.05%) Windows
2 56 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 50 (59.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (19.05%) Windows 10
5 15 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (8.33%) Unix
8 6 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (38.10%) ITIL
2 14 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 14 (16.67%) Performance Management
3 11 (13.10%) Change Management
3 11 (13.10%) Service Delivery
4 10 (11.90%) Application Packaging
4 10 (11.90%) Document Management
4 10 (11.90%) Practice Management
4 10 (11.90%) Project Management
5 9 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (10.71%) Load Balancing
5 9 (10.71%) Root Cause Analysis
5 9 (10.71%) Validation
6 8 (9.52%) ITIL V3
6 8 (9.52%) Performance Analysis
6 8 (9.52%) Service Management
7 7 (8.33%) Change Control
7 7 (8.33%) Release Management
8 6 (7.14%) ITSM
8 6 (7.14%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 36 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 22 (26.19%) SQL
3 3 (3.57%) Bash Shell
3 3 (3.57%) Java
3 3 (3.57%) Perl
4 1 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (23.81%) MCSE
1 20 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (13.10%) Security Cleared
3 9 (10.71%) MCSA
4 2 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.38%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (17.86%) ISO 9001
1 15 (17.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (15.48%) GDPR
3 10 (11.90%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (59.52%) Active Directory
2 41 (48.81%) Hyper-V
3 24 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
4 23 (27.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (17.86%) XenApp
5 15 (17.86%) XenDesktop
6 9 (10.71%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (3.57%) ISA Server
7 3 (3.57%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 68 (80.95%) SCCM
2 8 (9.52%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (9.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 7 (8.33%) FortiGate
3 7 (8.33%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 6 (7.14%) Nagios
5 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 64 (76.19%) VMware
2 55 (65.48%) Microsoft
3 27 (32.14%) Cisco
4 20 (23.81%) Citrix
5 16 (19.05%) SolarWinds
6 14 (16.67%) ServiceNow
7 12 (14.29%) iManage
8 9 (10.71%) Google
8 9 (10.71%) MobileIron
9 8 (9.52%) EMC
9 8 (9.52%) Lotus
9 8 (9.52%) Symantec
10 7 (8.33%) F5
10 7 (8.33%) Fortinet
10 7 (8.33%) Juniper
10 7 (8.33%) NetApp
10 7 (8.33%) Trend Micro
11 6 (7.14%) BMC
12 5 (5.95%) Oracle
12 5 (5.95%) Veeam