Period
to 11 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for SCCM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SCCM over the 6 months to 11 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 174 204 235
Rank change year-on-year +30 +31 +11
Permanent jobs citing SCCM 1,453 1,524 1,442
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.92% 1.71% 1.43%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.72% 17.35% 17.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1,120 1,187 1,218
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,500 £41,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.82% +6.41% -2.50%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £63,750 £62,500
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +2.41%

SCCM 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 UK excluding London with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 8,201 8,783 8,170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 10.82% 9.87% 8.08%
Number of salaries quoted 6,276 6,794 6,630
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £30,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £59,102 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +7.46% +4.76% +5.00%

SCCM
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing SCCM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for SCCM in the UK excluding London

SCCM
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SCCM in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for SCCM in the UK excluding London

SCCM
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SCCM in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 11 December 2019.

Salary histogram for SCCM in the UK excluding London

SCCM
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 11 December 2019. 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
South East -15 347 £42,000 -11.58% 81
North of England +57 325 £37,410 +6.88% 87
Midlands +33 306 £42,500 - 57
South West +9 210 £42,500 - 26
North West +103 198 £37,000 +13.85% 51
West Midlands +31 196 £40,000 -11.11% 24
East of England +33 157 £37,500 -11.76% 18
East Midlands +7 110 £45,000 +38.46% 31
Yorkshire -9 107 £39,750 +6.00% 29
Scotland +29 62 £32,500 -12.75% 17
Wales +11 35 £37,000 -1.33% 10
North East +22 20 £30,000 - 7
Northern Ireland +14 16 £30,000 -7.69% 2
SCCM
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, IT jobs citing SCCM 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for SCCM.

1 1,193 (82.11%) Windows
2 1,002 (68.96%) Active Directory
3 990 (68.13%) Microsoft
4 636 (43.77%) Office 365
5 595 (40.95%) Windows Server
6 550 (37.85%) VMware
7 483 (33.24%) ITIL
7 483 (33.24%) Azure
8 420 (28.91%) VMware Infrastructure
9 418 (28.77%) Windows 10
9 418 (28.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 349 (24.02%) Citrix
11 295 (20.30%) Hyper-V
12 292 (20.10%) PowerShell
13 285 (19.61%) SCOM
14 275 (18.93%) Cisco
15 273 (18.79%) Windows 7
16 261 (17.96%) Data Centre
17 244 (16.79%) DNS
18 242 (16.66%) Windows Server 2008
19 238 (16.38%) Microsoft Office
20 235 (16.17%) Linux
21 227 (15.62%) Windows Server 2012
22 219 (15.07%) MS Exchange
22 219 (15.07%) DHCP
23 217 (14.93%) Security Cleared
24 216 (14.87%) Firewall
25 197 (13.56%) Microsoft Certification
25 197 (13.56%) SharePoint
26 196 (13.49%) WAN

SCCM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 219 (15.07%) MS Exchange
2 197 (13.56%) SharePoint
3 148 (10.19%) Skype for Business
4 60 (4.13%) IIS
5 53 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 30 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (0.76%) Apache
8 11 (0.76%) Confluence
9 10 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (0.48%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.34%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.28%) nginx
13 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.069%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.069%) JCAPS
14 1 (0.069%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 1 (0.069%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.069%) WebLogic
Applications
1 238 (16.38%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.72%) Microsoft Project
3 12 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.62%) Acrobat
6 8 (0.55%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.069%) Abaqus
8 1 (0.069%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 10 (0.69%) assyst
1 10 (0.69%) Workfront
2 9 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.14%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.069%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 636 (43.77%) Office 365
2 483 (33.24%) Azure
3 172 (11.84%) AWS
4 95 (6.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 54 (3.72%) IaaS
5 54 (3.72%) OneDrive
6 50 (3.44%) SaaS
7 45 (3.10%) PaaS
8 30 (2.06%) Mimecast
9 21 (1.45%) Azure Stack
10 19 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
11 17 (1.17%) Serverless
12 16 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 15 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
13 15 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
14 14 (0.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 14 (0.96%) Amazon ECS
14 14 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
15 10 (0.69%) Power Platform
16 9 (0.62%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 244 (16.79%) DNS
2 219 (15.07%) DHCP
3 216 (14.87%) Firewall
4 196 (13.49%) WAN
5 177 (12.18%) LAN
6 172 (11.84%) TCP/IP
7 169 (11.63%) SAN
8 139 (9.57%) Skype
9 99 (6.81%) VPN
10 73 (5.02%) VLAN
11 72 (4.96%) NAS
12 66 (4.54%) Wireless
13 50 (3.44%) Remote Desktop
13 50 (3.44%) Unified Communications
14 43 (2.96%) NetScaler
15 41 (2.82%) Internet
16 31 (2.13%) Broadband
17 28 (1.93%) Cisco Nexus
18 24 (1.65%) iSCSI
18 24 (1.65%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (11.70%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (0.62%) Relational Database
5 8 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (0.48%) Power BI
7 6 (0.41%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.28%) MySQL
10 3 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.14%) Big Data
11 2 (0.14%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle9i Database
11 2 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.14%) TKPROF
12 1 (0.069%) DB2
Development Applications
1 67 (4.61%) MSI
2 30 (2.06%) InstallShield
3 26 (1.79%) JIRA
4 23 (1.58%) Visual Studio
5 22 (1.51%) AdminStudio
6 20 (1.38%) Git (software)
7 17 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
8 15 (1.03%) TestRail
8 15 (1.03%) Zephyr
9 12 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
10 11 (0.76%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.34%) AutoIt
11 5 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (0.28%) GCC
13 2 (0.14%) Jenkins
14 1 (0.069%) Subversion
14 1 (0.069%) Team Foundation Server
14 1 (0.069%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 155 (10.67%) Finance
2 154 (10.60%) Public Sector
3 73 (5.02%) Retail
4 49 (3.37%) Telecoms
5 31 (2.13%) Local Government
6 26 (1.79%) Manufacturing
7 23 (1.58%) Automotive
7 23 (1.58%) Marketing
8 20 (1.38%) Banking
8 20 (1.38%) Electronics
9 19 (1.31%) Legal
10 18 (1.24%) Law
11 12 (0.83%) Fire and Rescue
12 11 (0.76%) Games
13 10 (0.69%) German Language
13 10 (0.69%) Police
14 9 (0.62%) Advertising
14 9 (0.62%) Back Office
15 7 (0.48%) French Language
15 7 (0.48%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 343 (23.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 185 (12.73%) Analyst
2 185 (12.73%) Support Engineer
3 124 (8.53%) Architect
4 100 (6.88%) IT Support
5 97 (6.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 96 (6.61%) Desktop Engineer
7 77 (5.30%) IT Engineer
8 72 (4.96%) 3rd Line Support
9 67 (4.61%) Support Analyst
10 63 (4.34%) Consultant
11 62 (4.27%) Desktop Support
12 57 (3.92%) Windows Engineer
13 55 (3.79%) Administrator
14 51 (3.51%) IT Support Engineer
15 49 (3.37%) 2nd Line Support
15 49 (3.37%) SCCM Engineer
16 48 (3.30%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
17 44 (3.03%) Technical Architect
18 43 (2.96%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (1.65%) JSON
2 21 (1.45%) Software Packaging
3 20 (1.38%) Web Services
4 9 (0.62%) .NET
5 7 (0.48%) CSS
6 6 (0.41%) XML
7 5 (0.34%) Flash
7 5 (0.34%) SAP Basis
8 2 (0.14%) COM
8 2 (0.14%) Middleware
9 1 (0.069%) Ajax
9 1 (0.069%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.069%) HTML
9 1 (0.069%) LAMP
9 1 (0.069%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.069%) SOAP
9 1 (0.069%) Spring
9 1 (0.069%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 261 (17.96%) Data Centre
2 118 (8.12%) Management Information System
3 83 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 81 (5.57%) Self-Motivation
5 56 (3.85%) Driving Licence
6 45 (3.10%) User Experience
7 42 (2.89%) Clustering
7 42 (2.89%) Smartphone
8 40 (2.75%) Hybrid Cloud
9 31 (2.13%) Public Cloud
10 28 (1.93%) CMDB
11 27 (1.86%) CCTV
12 23 (1.58%) Private Cloud
13 21 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
14 20 (1.38%) Blackberry
15 19 (1.31%) Client/Server
16 18 (1.24%) Fat Client
16 18 (1.24%) iPad
16 18 (1.24%) Thin Client
17 16 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1,193 (82.11%) Windows
2 595 (40.95%) Windows Server
3 418 (28.77%) Windows 10
4 273 (18.79%) Windows 7
5 242 (16.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 235 (16.17%) Linux
7 227 (15.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 65 (4.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 55 (3.79%) Mac OS
10 52 (3.58%) Windows 8
11 47 (3.23%) Apple iOS
12 40 (2.75%) Unix
13 30 (2.06%) Android
14 28 (1.93%) CentOS
15 22 (1.51%) Windows XP
16 17 (1.17%) Windows Vista
17 16 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 15 (1.03%) Mac OS X
19 13 (0.89%) AIX
19 13 (0.89%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 483 (33.24%) ITIL
2 418 (28.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 179 (12.32%) Problem-Solving
4 171 (11.77%) Service Management
5 129 (8.88%) Agile Software Development
6 112 (7.71%) Change Management
7 111 (7.64%) Migration
8 108 (7.43%) Mentoring
9 101 (6.95%) Root Cause Analysis
10 98 (6.74%) Service Delivery
11 91 (6.26%) Asset Management
11 91 (6.26%) Project Management
12 90 (6.19%) ITSM
13 81 (5.57%) Application Packaging
14 80 (5.51%) Cybersecurity
14 80 (5.51%) Disaster Recovery
15 77 (5.30%) DevOps
16 76 (5.23%) ITIL V3
17 72 (4.96%) Patch Management
18 69 (4.75%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 292 (20.10%) PowerShell
2 173 (11.91%) SQL
3 25 (1.72%) Python
3 25 (1.72%) VBScript
4 20 (1.38%) PHP
5 17 (1.17%) JavaScript
6 16 (1.10%) C
7 15 (1.03%) Java
8 12 (0.83%) Bash Shell
9 11 (0.76%) VB
10 10 (0.69%) T-SQL
11 6 (0.41%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.34%) ABAP
12 5 (0.34%) Perl
12 5 (0.34%) R
13 3 (0.21%) Ruby
14 2 (0.14%) Go
14 2 (0.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 217 (14.93%) Security Cleared
2 197 (13.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 117 (8.05%) MCSE
4 104 (7.16%) MCSA
5 89 (6.13%) DV Cleared
6 81 (5.57%) Degree
7 76 (5.23%) MCP
8 70 (4.82%) SC Cleared
9 62 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
10 60 (4.13%) CCNA
11 38 (2.62%) A+ Certification
12 30 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
13 25 (1.72%) CCNP
14 22 (1.51%) CCA
15 21 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
16 16 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 14 (0.96%) TOGAF Certification
18 13 (0.89%) MCDST
18 13 (0.89%) MCITP
19 12 (0.83%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (12.39%) SLA
2 39 (2.68%) PCI DSS
3 32 (2.20%) Cyber Essentials
4 31 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 18 (1.24%) COBIT
6 18 (1.24%) ISO 9001
7 11 (0.76%) GDPR
8 10 (0.69%) QA
9 8 (0.55%) PMO
10 4 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.14%) DICOM
12 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 19770
12 2 (0.14%) NCSC
12 2 (0.14%) NIST
12 2 (0.14%) RMADS
13 1 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1,002 (68.96%) Active Directory
2 420 (28.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 295 (20.30%) Hyper-V
4 130 (8.95%) Microsoft App-V
5 128 (8.81%) XenApp
6 95 (6.54%) VMware ESXi
7 89 (6.13%) Virtual Machines
8 78 (5.37%) vSphere
9 51 (3.51%) Virtual Servers
10 50 (3.44%) XenDesktop
11 45 (3.10%) Virtual Desktop
12 21 (1.45%) Terminal Services
13 20 (1.38%) Firmware
14 19 (1.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 16 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
16 15 (1.03%) BitLocker
17 14 (0.96%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 9 (0.62%) DFS Replication
18 9 (0.62%) VMware NSX
19 7 (0.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 285 (19.61%) SCOM
2 176 (12.11%) Microsoft Intune
3 161 (11.08%) WSUS
4 66 (4.54%) SCOrch
5 53 (3.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 47 (3.23%) SCVMM
7 42 (2.89%) vRealize
8 40 (2.75%) NetBackup
9 27 (1.86%) vCenter Server
10 26 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
11 25 (1.72%) Nessus
12 24 (1.65%) Backup Exec
12 24 (1.65%) Nagios
13 23 (1.58%) AirWatch
13 23 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
14 20 (1.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 20 (1.38%) Microsoft Clustering
14 20 (1.38%) Puppet
15 19 (1.31%) EMC NetWorker
15 19 (1.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 990 (68.13%) Microsoft
2 550 (37.85%) VMware
3 349 (24.02%) Citrix
4 275 (18.93%) Cisco
5 149 (10.25%) HP
6 93 (6.40%) Apple
7 76 (5.23%) Dell
8 75 (5.16%) Veeam
9 70 (4.82%) EMC
9 70 (4.82%) McAfee
9 70 (4.82%) NetApp
10 60 (4.13%) SolarWinds
10 60 (4.13%) Symantec
11 52 (3.58%) ServiceNow
12 46 (3.17%) Ivanti
13 40 (2.75%) Oracle
14 38 (2.62%) 3PAR
14 38 (2.62%) SAP
15 36 (2.48%) IBM
16 33 (2.27%) Palo Alto