Period
to 28 May 2020

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 28 May 2020 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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 170 193 211
Rank change year-on-year +23 +18 +36
Permanent jobs citing SCCM 954 1,522 1,555
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.91% 1.86% 1.57%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.24% 16.82% 17.26%
Number of salaries quoted 763 1,237 1,225
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £24,792
90th Percentile £68,750 £61,750 £62,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 5,535 9,049 9,007
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 11.07% 11.05% 9.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4,203 6,697 6,851
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £28,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,660 £70,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% +4.76%

SCCM
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing SCCM as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing SCCM in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

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 28 May 2020. 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 +31 289 £45,000 +5.88% 18
North of England +75 210 £37,750 +0.67% 23
Midlands +15 204 £47,500 +11.76% 10
East Midlands +51 107 £45,000 +2.27% 7
North West +60 103 £38,000 +1.33% 7
West Midlands -5 96 £47,500 +11.76% 3
Yorkshire +80 90 £38,500 -3.75% 10
South West -28 90 £42,500 - 13
East of England -16 86 £45,000 +26.76% 6
Scotland +92 50 £48,410 +42.91% 1
Wales +12 27 £38,500 +30.05% 12
North East -6 17 £32,500 +6.56% 6
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 1
SCCM
UK

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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.

1 732 (76.73%) Windows
2 649 (68.03%) Microsoft
3 635 (66.56%) Active Directory
4 440 (46.12%) Office 365
5 371 (38.89%) Azure
6 370 (38.78%) VMware
7 326 (34.17%) Windows Server
8 313 (32.81%) Windows 10
9 248 (26.00%) ITIL
10 225 (23.58%) VMware Infrastructure
10 225 (23.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 209 (21.91%) Hyper-V
12 205 (21.49%) PowerShell
13 201 (21.07%) Citrix
14 192 (20.13%) SCOM
15 191 (20.02%) DNS
16 171 (17.92%) DHCP
17 159 (16.67%) Windows 7
18 153 (16.04%) Data Centre
19 146 (15.30%) SQL Server
20 144 (15.09%) Microsoft Intune
21 139 (14.57%) Cisco
22 128 (13.42%) LAN
23 127 (13.31%) SAN
24 125 (13.10%) Microsoft Certification
24 125 (13.10%) Windows Server 2016
25 121 (12.68%) WAN
26 120 (12.58%) SQL
27 118 (12.37%) Windows Server 2012
28 115 (12.05%) Security Cleared

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
1 104 (10.90%) SharePoint
2 74 (7.76%) MS Exchange
3 73 (7.65%) Skype for Business
4 28 (2.94%) IIS
5 25 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (0.84%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (0.63%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.42%) Sitefinity
9 3 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.10%) Apache
11 1 (0.10%) Confluence
11 1 (0.10%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.10%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 102 (10.69%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.42%) CINEMA 4D
4 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.10%) Faxination
3 1 (0.10%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 440 (46.12%) Office 365
2 371 (38.89%) Azure
3 84 (8.81%) Azure Active Directory
4 81 (8.49%) AWS
5 50 (5.24%) SaaS
6 47 (4.93%) IaaS
7 44 (4.61%) PaaS
8 30 (3.14%) OneDrive
9 16 (1.68%) Mimecast
10 14 (1.47%) Akamai
11 13 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.84%) Power Platform
13 7 (0.73%) Serverless
14 5 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 4 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 4 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
15 4 (0.42%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 191 (20.02%) DNS
2 171 (17.92%) DHCP
3 128 (13.42%) LAN
4 127 (13.31%) SAN
5 121 (12.68%) WAN
6 107 (11.22%) Firewall
7 82 (8.60%) TCP/IP
8 68 (7.13%) Skype
9 53 (5.56%) VPN
10 42 (4.40%) NAS
11 33 (3.46%) Wi-Fi
12 27 (2.83%) Wireless
13 25 (2.62%) VoIP
14 22 (2.31%) VLAN
15 18 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
16 16 (1.68%) WLAN
17 15 (1.57%) NetScaler
18 12 (1.26%) Cisco ASA
19 10 (1.05%) iSCSI
20 9 (0.94%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (15.30%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.26%) Big Data
2 12 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (0.94%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 9 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (0.84%) MySQL
5 8 (0.84%) Power BI
6 7 (0.73%) DB2
6 7 (0.73%) Hadoop
6 7 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.42%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2019
10 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 20 (2.10%) MSI
2 14 (1.47%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (0.73%) Subversion
4 7 (0.73%) TeamCity
4 7 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (0.52%) JIRA
6 4 (0.42%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.21%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.21%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.10%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.10%) AutoIt
8 1 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.10%) TestRail
8 1 (0.10%) Zephyr
General
1 103 (10.80%) Finance
2 63 (6.60%) Retail
3 54 (5.66%) Public Sector
4 26 (2.73%) Law
5 21 (2.20%) Games
6 19 (1.99%) Telecoms
7 15 (1.57%) Local Government
8 13 (1.36%) French Language
8 13 (1.36%) German Language
8 13 (1.36%) Spanish Language
9 12 (1.26%) Italian Language
10 9 (0.94%) Legal
11 6 (0.63%) Banking
12 5 (0.52%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.31%) Back Office
13 3 (0.31%) Dutch Language
13 3 (0.31%) Police
14 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.21%) Fire and Rescue
14 2 (0.21%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 174 (18.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 151 (15.83%) Analyst
3 103 (10.80%) Support Engineer
4 73 (7.65%) IT Engineer
5 72 (7.55%) IT Support
6 58 (6.08%) Architect
7 57 (5.97%) Consultant
8 56 (5.87%) 2nd Line Support
9 55 (5.77%) Administrator
10 46 (4.82%) Support Analyst
11 45 (4.72%) Systems Engineer
12 41 (4.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 41 (4.30%) Systems Administrator
13 40 (4.19%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 39 (4.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 38 (3.98%) 3rd Line Support
16 37 (3.88%) Desktop Support
17 32 (3.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 30 (3.14%) Desktop Engineer
19 27 (2.83%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.15%) JSON
2 10 (1.05%) Middleware
3 9 (0.94%) LDAP
3 9 (0.94%) Web Services
4 8 (0.84%) .NET
5 3 (0.31%) Ajax
5 3 (0.31%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (0.31%) HTML
5 3 (0.31%) SOAP
5 3 (0.31%) XML
6 2 (0.21%) COM
7 1 (0.10%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.10%) Flash
7 1 (0.10%) LAMP
7 1 (0.10%) ODBC
7 1 (0.10%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.10%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 153 (16.04%) Data Centre
2 74 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (5.35%) Self-Motivation
4 43 (4.51%) Management Information System
5 34 (3.56%) Clustering
5 34 (3.56%) Public Cloud
6 26 (2.73%) Driving Licence
7 24 (2.52%) CMDB
8 22 (2.31%) Private Cloud
9 20 (2.10%) Fat Client
9 20 (2.10%) Thin Client
9 20 (2.10%) User Experience
10 19 (1.99%) Smartphone
11 16 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
12 14 (1.47%) iPad
13 13 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
14 9 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (0.63%) iPhone
15 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Licensing
16 5 (0.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 732 (76.73%) Windows
2 326 (34.17%) Windows Server
3 313 (32.81%) Windows 10
4 159 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 125 (13.10%) Windows Server 2016
6 118 (12.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 102 (10.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 97 (10.17%) Linux
9 42 (4.40%) Windows Server 2019
10 40 (4.19%) Windows 8
10 40 (4.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 35 (3.67%) Apple iOS
12 27 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 24 (2.52%) Android
14 23 (2.41%) Mac OS
15 17 (1.78%) Unix
16 14 (1.47%) Ubuntu
17 11 (1.15%) Mac OS X
18 8 (0.84%) CentOS
19 4 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (26.00%) ITIL
2 225 (23.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 110 (11.53%) Problem-Solving
4 79 (8.28%) Disaster Recovery
5 76 (7.97%) Service Management
6 75 (7.86%) Service Delivery
7 63 (6.60%) Problem Management
8 55 (5.77%) Project Delivery
9 53 (5.56%) DevOps
10 51 (5.35%) Agile Software Development
10 51 (5.35%) Application Packaging
11 50 (5.24%) Mentoring
11 50 (5.24%) Server Management
12 49 (5.14%) Migration
13 43 (4.51%) Change Control
13 43 (4.51%) Change Management
14 42 (4.40%) Asset Management
15 41 (4.30%) Decision-Making
15 41 (4.30%) Security Patching
16 39 (4.09%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 205 (21.49%) PowerShell
2 120 (12.58%) SQL
3 29 (3.04%) VBScript
4 16 (1.68%) VB
5 10 (1.05%) Python
6 8 (0.84%) C
6 8 (0.84%) C#
6 8 (0.84%) JavaScript
7 6 (0.63%) Bash Shell
7 6 (0.63%) R
7 6 (0.63%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.31%) Perl
8 3 (0.31%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.21%) Java
10 1 (0.10%) PHP
Qualifications
1 125 (13.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 115 (12.05%) Security Cleared
3 69 (7.23%) Degree
4 64 (6.71%) DV Cleared
5 61 (6.39%) MCSE
6 56 (5.87%) SC Cleared
7 28 (2.94%) MCSA
8 27 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
9 26 (2.73%) CCNA
10 25 (2.62%) Computer Science Degree
11 24 (2.52%) MCP
12 19 (1.99%) CCNP
13 13 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (1.05%) MCSD
14 10 (1.05%) PMI Certification
14 10 (1.05%) PMP
15 8 (0.84%) A+ Certification
16 7 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
16 7 (0.73%) MCITP
17 4 (0.42%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (10.69%) SLA
2 27 (2.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (2.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (0.84%) GDPR
5 5 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.42%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.31%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.31%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.31%) PMO
7 3 (0.31%) QA
8 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 635 (66.56%) Active Directory
2 225 (23.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 209 (21.91%) Hyper-V
4 62 (6.50%) VMware ESXi
5 50 (5.24%) Microsoft App-V
6 46 (4.82%) XenApp
7 44 (4.61%) vSphere
8 38 (3.98%) Virtual Machines
9 23 (2.41%) XenDesktop
10 19 (1.99%) Firmware
11 18 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
12 16 (1.68%) Virtual Desktop
13 13 (1.36%) DFS Replication
14 10 (1.05%) BitLocker
15 9 (0.94%) VMware Server
16 8 (0.84%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 6 (0.63%) Docker
18 5 (0.52%) Terminal Services
18 5 (0.52%) Xen
19 4 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 192 (20.13%) SCOM
2 144 (15.09%) Microsoft Intune
3 111 (11.64%) WSUS
4 50 (5.24%) SCVMM
5 26 (2.73%) SCOrch
5 26 (2.73%) vCenter Server
6 22 (2.31%) NetBackup
7 19 (1.99%) EMC NetWorker
8 16 (1.68%) Ansible
9 14 (1.47%) Microsoft Clustering
10 13 (1.36%) Nagios
10 13 (1.36%) SCSM
11 12 (1.26%) Kubernetes
11 12 (1.26%) Single Sign-On
12 10 (1.05%) OpenView
12 10 (1.05%) Terraform
13 8 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 7 (0.73%) Cisco CUCM
14 7 (0.73%) Jamf Pro
14 7 (0.73%) vRealize
Vendors
1 649 (68.03%) Microsoft
2 370 (38.78%) VMware
3 201 (21.07%) Citrix
4 139 (14.57%) Cisco
5 114 (11.95%) HP
6 54 (5.66%) NetApp
7 53 (5.56%) Apple
8 45 (4.72%) Dell
9 43 (4.51%) EMC
10 39 (4.09%) Symantec
11 38 (3.98%) Red Hat
12 37 (3.88%) ServiceNow
13 33 (3.46%) Veeam
14 28 (2.94%) McAfee
15 25 (2.62%) Google
16 22 (2.31%) Meraki
17 21 (2.20%) SolarWinds
17 21 (2.20%) Splunk
18 20 (2.10%) Oracle
18 20 (2.10%) SAP