Period
to 19 November 2018

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 19 November 2018 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 519 469 409
Rank change year-on-year -50 -60 +26
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 423 541 768
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.46% 0.54% 0.70%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.84% 6.81% 8.80%
Number of salaries quoted 287 400 592
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £29,900 £31,500 £30,700
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,600 £56,415
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%

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 8,747 7,948 8,728
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 9.61% 7.99% 7.97%
Number of salaries quoted 6,784 6,460 6,700
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,039 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,750 £28,225
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £66,257
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 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
South East +63 181 £47,500 +11.76% 15
North of England -39 79 £33,500 -10.67% 11
East of England +50 55 £45,000 -5.26% 8
South West +1 48 £51,250 +11.41% 4
Midlands -26 43 £42,500 +6.25% 5
North West -5 39 £52,621 +10.78% 7
Yorkshire -27 38 £29,900 -20.27% 3
West Midlands -20 30 £35,000 -12.50% 5
East Midlands +11 13 £42,500 +6.25%
Scotland -74 11 £55,000 +12.24% 1
Wales +5 6 £40,500 +1.25% 1
Northern Ireland +1 5 £32,500 -
North East 0 2 £30,000 -17.81% 1
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 326 (77.07%) Windows
2 305 (72.10%) Active Directory
3 297 (70.21%) SCCM
4 292 (69.03%) Microsoft
5 266 (62.88%) Windows Server
6 237 (56.03%) VMware
7 177 (41.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 165 (39.01%) Microsoft Azure
9 162 (38.30%) PowerShell
10 157 (37.12%) VMware Infrastructure
11 153 (36.17%) Hyper-V
12 145 (34.28%) DNS
13 140 (33.10%) Office 365
14 124 (29.31%) ITIL
15 117 (27.66%) Windows Server 2008
16 114 (26.95%) Firewall
17 113 (26.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 112 (26.48%) DHCP
19 99 (23.40%) SQL Server
20 98 (23.17%) Data Centre
21 97 (22.93%) Citrix
22 96 (22.70%) Cisco
23 95 (22.46%) MS Exchange
24 76 (17.97%) SQL
24 76 (17.97%) Windows 10
25 72 (17.02%) Amazon AWS
25 72 (17.02%) SolarWinds
26 71 (16.78%) Finance
27 67 (15.84%) Agile Software Development
27 67 (15.84%) Microsoft Certification

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 95 (22.46%) MS Exchange
2 55 (13.00%) IIS
3 46 (10.87%) Skype for Business
4 37 (8.75%) SharePoint
5 25 (5.91%) Exchange Server 2010
6 24 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 22 (5.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 12 (2.84%) OpenStack
9 6 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (1.18%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.71%) IBM Domino
12 3 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.47%) Apache
13 2 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.47%) Confluence
14 1 (0.24%) Joomla!
14 1 (0.24%) nginx
14 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 32 (7.57%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (7.09%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.24%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 165 (39.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 140 (33.10%) Office 365
3 72 (17.02%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (4.49%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (2.36%) IaaS
6 8 (1.89%) Mimecast
7 6 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.95%) Cloudflare
8 4 (0.95%) PaaS
8 4 (0.95%) SaaS
9 3 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.47%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.24%) G Suite
11 1 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 145 (34.28%) DNS
2 114 (26.95%) Firewall
3 112 (26.48%) DHCP
4 56 (13.24%) SAN
5 49 (11.58%) Skype
6 39 (9.22%) NetScaler
7 31 (7.33%) TCP/IP
8 29 (6.86%) Intrusion Detection
9 28 (6.62%) LAN
9 28 (6.62%) Unified Communications
9 28 (6.62%) WAN
10 22 (5.20%) Software-Defined Networking
11 13 (3.07%) MPLS
12 12 (2.84%) VLAN
13 11 (2.60%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (2.60%) Fibre Channel
13 11 (2.60%) iSCSI
13 11 (2.60%) VPN
14 10 (2.36%) SNMP
15 9 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (23.40%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.89%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.71%) MS Access
4 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.47%) MySQL
5 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.24%) Big Data
6 1 (0.24%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.24%) DB2
6 1 (0.24%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (1.18%) Git (software)
1 5 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (0.95%) JIRA
3 3 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.71%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.47%) Maven
4 2 (0.47%) MSI
4 2 (0.47%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
General
1 71 (16.78%) Finance
2 12 (2.84%) Legal
3 10 (2.36%) Retail
4 9 (2.13%) Aerospace
5 8 (1.89%) Advertising
5 8 (1.89%) Electronics
6 7 (1.65%) Law
6 7 (1.65%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.18%) Automotive
7 5 (1.18%) Banking
7 5 (1.18%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.18%) Publishing
8 2 (0.47%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Back Office
9 1 (0.24%) Marketing
9 1 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 97 (22.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 74 (17.49%) Architect
3 41 (9.69%) Analyst
4 33 (7.80%) Windows Engineer
5 32 (7.57%) Infrastructure Architect
6 31 (7.33%) Administrator
7 24 (5.67%) Monitoring Analyst
7 24 (5.67%) Support Engineer
8 22 (5.20%) Server Engineer
9 20 (4.73%) Exchange Engineer
9 20 (4.73%) Senior Architect
9 20 (4.73%) Solutions Architect
9 20 (4.73%) Systems Administrator
9 20 (4.73%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
10 19 (4.49%) Windows Server Engineer
11 18 (4.26%) Lead Architect
11 18 (4.26%) Lead Solutions Architect
11 18 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
12 15 (3.55%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
13 14 (3.31%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.67%) Middleware
2 13 (3.07%) Web Services
3 8 (1.89%) .NET
4 6 (1.42%) HTML
4 6 (1.42%) LDAP
5 5 (1.18%) CSS
5 5 (1.18%) XML
6 4 (0.95%) MSMQ
6 4 (0.95%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (0.71%) Ajax
8 2 (0.47%) Apache CXF
8 2 (0.47%) RESTful
8 2 (0.47%) SOAP
8 2 (0.47%) WCF
9 1 (0.24%) ADSI
9 1 (0.24%) COM
9 1 (0.24%) LAMP
9 1 (0.24%) LEMP Stack
9 1 (0.24%) SAML
9 1 (0.24%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 98 (23.17%) Data Centre
2 45 (10.64%) Management Information System
3 40 (9.46%) PKI
4 39 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (8.04%) Self-Motivation
6 32 (7.57%) Hybrid Cloud
7 23 (5.44%) Public Cloud
8 22 (5.20%) Blackberry
8 22 (5.20%) Clustering
9 13 (3.07%) Replication
10 11 (2.60%) Computer Science
11 10 (2.36%) Fat Client
11 10 (2.36%) Thin Client
12 9 (2.13%) Private Cloud
13 6 (1.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 5 (1.18%) Driving Licence
14 5 (1.18%) NHS
15 3 (0.71%) User Experience
16 2 (0.47%) BYOD
16 2 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 326 (77.07%) Windows
2 266 (62.88%) Windows Server
3 177 (41.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 117 (27.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 76 (17.97%) Windows 10
6 54 (12.77%) Linux
7 35 (8.27%) Windows 7
8 28 (6.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (3.31%) Unix
10 9 (2.13%) Windows XP
11 8 (1.89%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.95%) Android
14 3 (0.71%) AIX
14 3 (0.71%) CentOS
14 3 (0.71%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.47%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.47%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (29.31%) ITIL
2 113 (26.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 67 (15.84%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (13.00%) Problem-Solving
5 44 (10.40%) DevOps
6 43 (10.17%) Technical Architecture
7 42 (9.93%) Problem Management
8 39 (9.22%) Data Protection
8 39 (9.22%) Project Management
8 39 (9.22%) Service Management
9 38 (8.98%) PRINCE2
10 37 (8.75%) Scrum
11 36 (8.51%) Root Cause Analysis
12 33 (7.80%) Disaster Recovery
13 32 (7.57%) Incident Management
13 32 (7.57%) Service Delivery
14 31 (7.33%) Migration
15 30 (7.09%) Logistics
16 28 (6.62%) Enterprise Architecture
16 28 (6.62%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 162 (38.30%) PowerShell
2 76 (17.97%) SQL
3 12 (2.84%) VBScript
4 8 (1.89%) C
5 7 (1.65%) Python
6 6 (1.42%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.18%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.18%) Java
7 5 (1.18%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.18%) Perl
8 3 (0.71%) PHP
8 3 (0.71%) Ruby
9 2 (0.47%) C#
9 2 (0.47%) R
Qualifications
1 67 (15.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 66 (15.60%) Security Cleared
3 54 (12.77%) SC Cleared
4 51 (12.06%) MCSE
5 41 (9.69%) MCSA
6 31 (7.33%) DV Cleared
7 24 (5.67%) Degree
8 22 (5.20%) TOGAF Certification
9 17 (4.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 14 (3.31%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (2.60%) CCA
12 11 (2.60%) Citrix Certification
13 8 (1.89%) CCNP
14 6 (1.42%) MCP
15 5 (1.18%) CCNA
16 4 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
16 4 (0.95%) MCITP
17 3 (0.71%) JNCIP
17 3 (0.71%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (8.27%) SLA
2 12 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.36%) GDPR
4 8 (1.89%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.47%) PMO
6 2 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.24%) QA
System Software
1 305 (72.10%) Active Directory
2 157 (37.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 153 (36.17%) Hyper-V
4 67 (15.84%) vSphere
5 39 (9.22%) Virtual Servers
6 35 (8.27%) XenApp
6 35 (8.27%) XenDesktop
7 31 (7.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 30 (7.09%) Virtual Desktop
8 30 (7.09%) VMware ESXi
9 22 (5.20%) Microsoft App-V
10 17 (4.02%) BitLocker
11 10 (2.36%) XenServer
12 6 (1.42%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 6 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (1.18%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.95%) VMware NSX
15 3 (0.71%) NFS
15 3 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
16 2 (0.47%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 297 (70.21%) SCCM
2 43 (10.17%) SCVMM
3 26 (6.15%) vRealize
4 25 (5.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 25 (5.91%) SCOrch
5 20 (4.73%) SCSM
6 18 (4.26%) NetBackup
7 16 (3.78%) WSUS
8 14 (3.31%) Microsoft Intune
9 10 (2.36%) Failover Clustering
9 10 (2.36%) Puppet
10 9 (2.13%) vCenter Server
11 8 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (1.89%) PowerCLI
12 7 (1.65%) EdgeSight
12 7 (1.65%) FortiGate
12 7 (1.65%) Nagios
12 7 (1.65%) Single Sign-On
13 6 (1.42%) Microsoft Clustering
14 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 292 (69.03%) Microsoft
2 237 (56.03%) VMware
3 97 (22.93%) Citrix
4 96 (22.70%) Cisco
5 72 (17.02%) SolarWinds
6 40 (9.46%) HP
7 38 (8.98%) CommVault
8 36 (8.51%) Juniper
9 35 (8.27%) ServiceNow
10 33 (7.80%) NetApp
11 29 (6.86%) Oracle
12 25 (5.91%) Riverbed
13 22 (5.20%) Dell
13 22 (5.20%) Veeam
14 20 (4.73%) 3PAR
15 16 (3.78%) McAfee
15 16 (3.78%) Remedy
15 16 (3.78%) Sophos
16 13 (3.07%) EMC
16 13 (3.07%) Splunk