Period
to 17 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 519 452 406
Rank change year-on-year -67 -46 +42
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 375 565 722
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.44% 0.57% 0.70%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.46% 7.00% 8.88%
Number of salaries quoted 226 428 557
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% +2.41%
10th Percentile £29,900 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 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 8,407 8,068 8,131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 9.94% 8.17% 7.88%
Number of salaries quoted 6,443 6,472 6,273
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +4.65%
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £67,500
UK median annual salary £56,133 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.92% +5.00% -

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for SCOM in the UK excluding London

SCOM
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Salary trend for SCOM in the UK excluding London

SCOM
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SCOM in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Salary histogram for SCOM in the UK excluding London

SCOM
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 SCOM within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 17 January 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 +32 154 £55,000 +29.41% 8
North of England -58 68 £32,500 -14.47% 13
East of England +57 63 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Midlands +7 50 £44,000 +10.00% 7
West Midlands +25 40 £44,000 +13.55% 5
Yorkshire -47 34 £30,700 -17.03% 5
North West +3 29 £32,500 -38.10% 6
South West -10 29 £55,000 +42.86% 1
East Midlands +8 10 £48,750 +2.63% 2
Scotland -68 7 £55,500 +20.65% 2
North East +19 5 £30,000 -18.92% 2
Wales +12 4 £37,250 +18.25% 2
Northern Ireland -9 3 - -
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 293 (78.13%) Windows
2 270 (72.00%) Active Directory
3 268 (71.47%) Microsoft
4 267 (71.20%) SCCM
5 219 (58.40%) Windows Server
6 210 (56.00%) VMware
7 153 (40.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 148 (39.47%) Microsoft Azure
8 148 (39.47%) DNS
9 139 (37.07%) Office 365
10 132 (35.20%) VMware Infrastructure
11 127 (33.87%) PowerShell
11 127 (33.87%) Hyper-V
12 124 (33.07%) Windows Server 2008
13 123 (32.80%) ITIL
14 110 (29.33%) DHCP
15 107 (28.53%) Data Centre
16 106 (28.27%) Firewall
17 105 (28.00%) Citrix
18 98 (26.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 94 (25.07%) Cisco
20 93 (24.80%) SQL Server
21 90 (24.00%) MS Exchange
22 84 (22.40%) Agile Software Development
23 77 (20.53%) Windows 10
24 69 (18.40%) SQL
25 64 (17.07%) vSphere
26 62 (16.53%) SAN
27 60 (16.00%) Finance
27 60 (16.00%) Service Management

SCOM
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 90 (24.00%) MS Exchange
2 58 (15.47%) IIS
3 35 (9.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (8.80%) SharePoint
5 32 (8.53%) Skype for Business
6 22 (5.87%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (3.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (1.87%) OpenStack
8 7 (1.87%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (1.60%) IBM Domino
10 5 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (1.07%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.80%) nginx
13 2 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.53%) Confluence
13 2 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.53%) Site Server
Applications
1 32 (8.53%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 148 (39.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 139 (37.07%) Office 365
3 54 (14.40%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (7.47%) IaaS
5 20 (5.33%) SaaS
6 19 (5.07%) Azure Active Directory
7 12 (3.20%) PaaS
8 5 (1.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (1.33%) Mimecast
9 4 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.80%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.27%) G Suite
11 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 148 (39.47%) DNS
2 110 (29.33%) DHCP
3 106 (28.27%) Firewall
4 62 (16.53%) SAN
5 45 (12.00%) Skype
6 35 (9.33%) NetScaler
7 32 (8.53%) WAN
8 31 (8.27%) LAN
9 30 (8.00%) TCP/IP
10 21 (5.60%) Fibre Channel
10 21 (5.60%) MPLS
11 20 (5.33%) SNMP
11 20 (5.33%) VPN
12 19 (5.07%) Unified Communications
13 15 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
14 13 (3.47%) VLAN
15 12 (3.20%) Cisco Nexus
15 12 (3.20%) Software-Defined Networking
16 11 (2.93%) iSCSI
16 11 (2.93%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (24.80%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
4 6 (1.60%) MS Access
5 5 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.07%) Power BI
7 2 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.27%) DB2
8 1 (0.27%) MySQL
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Git (software)
1 3 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (0.80%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.53%) Maven
2 2 (0.53%) MSI
2 2 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.53%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 60 (16.00%) Finance
2 19 (5.07%) Retail
3 10 (2.67%) Electronics
3 10 (2.67%) Legal
4 8 (2.13%) Advertising
4 8 (2.13%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.87%) Law
6 5 (1.33%) Automotive
6 5 (1.33%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.80%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.53%) Banking
8 2 (0.53%) Marketing
8 2 (0.53%) Publishing
9 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 86 (22.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 57 (15.20%) Architect
3 35 (9.33%) Analyst
4 30 (8.00%) Windows Engineer
5 21 (5.60%) Server Engineer
6 20 (5.33%) Support Engineer
7 19 (5.07%) Technical Architect
8 18 (4.80%) Administrator
8 18 (4.80%) Exchange Engineer
8 18 (4.80%) Infrastructure Architect
8 18 (4.80%) Systems Engineer
8 18 (4.80%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 17 (4.53%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
9 17 (4.53%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
9 17 (4.53%) Windows Server Engineer
10 14 (3.73%) Systems Administrator
11 13 (3.47%) Monitoring Analyst
11 13 (3.47%) Solutions Architect
12 12 (3.20%) Lead Architect
12 12 (3.20%) Lead Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.53%) .NET
1 17 (4.53%) Middleware
2 11 (2.93%) HTML
3 10 (2.67%) CSS
4 9 (2.40%) Web Services
5 6 (1.60%) LDAP
6 5 (1.33%) ASP.NET
6 5 (1.33%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (1.07%) MSMQ
7 4 (1.07%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (1.07%) XML
8 3 (0.80%) Ajax
9 2 (0.53%) Apache CXF
9 2 (0.53%) RESTful
9 2 (0.53%) SAML
9 2 (0.53%) SOAP
9 2 (0.53%) WCF
10 1 (0.27%) ADSI
10 1 (0.27%) HTML5
10 1 (0.27%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 107 (28.53%) Data Centre
2 46 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (12.27%) PKI
3 44 (11.73%) Management Information System
4 30 (8.00%) Self-Motivation
5 19 (5.07%) Replication
6 18 (4.80%) Hybrid Cloud
7 17 (4.53%) Public Cloud
8 15 (4.00%) Clustering
9 12 (3.20%) Blackberry
10 11 (2.93%) e-Health
11 7 (1.87%) Private Cloud
12 6 (1.60%) Fat Client
12 6 (1.60%) Thin Client
13 5 (1.33%) NHS
14 4 (1.07%) Driving Licence
15 3 (0.80%) BYOD
16 2 (0.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 2 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
16 2 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 293 (78.13%) Windows
2 219 (58.40%) Windows Server
3 153 (40.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 124 (33.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 77 (20.53%) Windows 10
6 43 (11.47%) Linux
7 36 (9.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 32 (8.53%) Windows 7
9 15 (4.00%) Windows 8
10 12 (3.20%) Windows XP
11 11 (2.93%) Unix
12 4 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.80%) AIX
13 3 (0.80%) Android
13 3 (0.80%) CentOS
13 3 (0.80%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.80%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.80%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.53%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (32.80%) ITIL
2 98 (26.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 84 (22.40%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (16.00%) Service Management
5 59 (15.73%) Problem-Solving
6 46 (12.27%) Project Management
7 44 (11.73%) DevOps
7 44 (11.73%) Scrum
8 41 (10.93%) Disaster Recovery
9 38 (10.13%) Data Protection
10 35 (9.33%) Logistics
10 35 (9.33%) Mentoring
10 35 (9.33%) Technical Architecture
11 33 (8.80%) Service Delivery
12 32 (8.53%) Continuous Improvement
12 32 (8.53%) Incident Management
12 32 (8.53%) PRINCE2
13 30 (8.00%) Migration
13 30 (8.00%) Systems Engineering
14 29 (7.73%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 127 (33.87%) PowerShell
2 69 (18.40%) SQL
3 14 (3.73%) VBScript
4 10 (2.67%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.13%) C
5 8 (2.13%) C#
6 6 (1.60%) Java
7 5 (1.33%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.80%) Perl
8 3 (0.80%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.53%) PHP
9 2 (0.53%) Python
9 2 (0.53%) R
Qualifications
1 53 (14.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (11.73%) MCSE
2 44 (11.73%) Security Cleared
3 37 (9.87%) MCSA
4 35 (9.33%) SC Cleared
5 29 (7.73%) ITIL Certification
6 23 (6.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 21 (5.60%) Degree
8 19 (5.07%) DV Cleared
9 14 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (3.20%) TOGAF Certification
11 10 (2.67%) CCA
11 10 (2.67%) Citrix Certification
12 8 (2.13%) CCNA
13 6 (1.60%) CCNP
14 5 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
14 5 (1.33%) PMI Certification
15 4 (1.07%) PMP
15 4 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 3 (0.80%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (11.73%) SLA
2 18 (4.80%) GDPR
3 13 (3.47%) PMO
4 11 (2.93%) PCI DSS
5 9 (2.40%) Cyber Essentials
6 8 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.27%) QA
System Software
1 270 (72.00%) Active Directory
2 132 (35.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 127 (33.87%) Hyper-V
4 64 (17.07%) vSphere
5 41 (10.93%) XenDesktop
6 40 (10.67%) XenApp
7 33 (8.80%) VMware ESXi
8 29 (7.73%) Microsoft App-V
9 23 (6.13%) Virtual Servers
10 21 (5.60%) BitLocker
11 18 (4.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 16 (4.27%) Virtual Desktop
13 10 (2.67%) XenServer
14 8 (2.13%) Docker
15 6 (1.60%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 5 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
17 4 (1.07%) Terminal Services
17 4 (1.07%) VMware NSX
18 3 (0.80%) NFS
19 2 (0.53%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 267 (71.20%) SCCM
2 30 (8.00%) SCVMM
3 27 (7.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 18 (4.80%) WSUS
5 17 (4.53%) Microsoft Intune
6 16 (4.27%) SCOrch
6 16 (4.27%) vRealize
7 14 (3.73%) Puppet
8 13 (3.47%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (3.47%) PowerCLI
8 13 (3.47%) SCSM
9 11 (2.93%) McAfee ePO
10 9 (2.40%) Terraform
10 9 (2.40%) vCenter Server
11 8 (2.13%) Kubernetes
11 8 (2.13%) Microsoft Clustering
11 8 (2.13%) Single Sign-On
12 7 (1.87%) Backup Exec
12 7 (1.87%) NetBackup
12 7 (1.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 268 (71.47%) Microsoft
2 210 (56.00%) VMware
3 105 (28.00%) Citrix
4 94 (25.07%) Cisco
5 48 (12.80%) HP
6 44 (11.73%) SolarWinds
7 37 (9.87%) 3PAR
8 36 (9.60%) NetApp
9 35 (9.33%) ServiceNow
10 30 (8.00%) Juniper
10 30 (8.00%) Oracle
11 27 (7.20%) CommVault
11 27 (7.20%) Riverbed
12 23 (6.13%) Dell
13 20 (5.33%) McAfee
14 18 (4.80%) Brocade
15 15 (4.00%) EMC
16 13 (3.47%) Splunk
17 12 (3.20%) Meraki
17 12 (3.20%) Remedy