Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 451 516 450
Rank change year-on-year +65 -66 -54
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 427 425 602
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.55% 0.46% 0.62%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.83% 4.85% 7.74%
Number of salaries quoted 282 310 449
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £31,517
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £61,250
UK median annual salary £49,241 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -1.52% +5.26% +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 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 8,842 8,759 7,780
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 11.33% 9.47% 8.06%
Number of salaries quoted 6,564 6,784 6,311
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 October 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 19 October 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 -17 121 £45,000 - 17
South West +76 117 £60,000 +9.09% 7
North of England +36 77 £36,000 +2.86% 13
East of England +72 51 £35,750 -20.56%
Midlands +44 51 £42,500 - 11
North West +51 47 £35,000 -33.49% 7
Yorkshire -1 28 £44,750 +49.67% 5
East Midlands +32 26 £43,750 -2.78% 4
West Midlands +39 25 £42,500 +1.80% 7
Scotland +14 9 £40,000 -27.27% 4
North East +15 2 £36,875 -32.95% 1
Wales -6 1 £38,650 -9.06%
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 352 (82.44%) Windows
2 342 (80.09%) SCCM
3 299 (70.02%) Active Directory
4 288 (67.45%) Microsoft
5 225 (52.69%) Windows Server
6 200 (46.84%) Azure
7 199 (46.60%) VMware
8 174 (40.75%) Linux
9 172 (40.28%) Cisco
10 158 (37.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 157 (36.77%) Office 365
12 146 (34.19%) Security Cleared
13 136 (31.85%) ITIL
13 136 (31.85%) SQL
14 134 (31.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 131 (30.68%) DNS
16 128 (29.98%) Windows Server 2012
17 124 (29.04%) PowerShell
18 123 (28.81%) Hyper-V
19 101 (23.65%) Citrix
19 101 (23.65%) Data Protection
19 101 (23.65%) Public Sector
20 100 (23.42%) DHCP
20 100 (23.42%) MS Exchange
21 96 (22.48%) SQL Server
22 91 (21.31%) SharePoint
23 88 (20.61%) DV Cleared
24 87 (20.37%) AWS
25 85 (19.91%) Firewall
26 79 (18.50%) Data Centre

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
1 100 (23.42%) MS Exchange
2 91 (21.31%) SharePoint
3 28 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 26 (6.09%) Skype for Business
5 24 (5.62%) IIS
6 20 (4.68%) Confluence
6 20 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.47%) Apache
8 2 (0.47%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.23%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 54 (12.65%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (6.32%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.47%) Abaqus
Business Applications
1 6 (1.41%) Workfront
2 1 (0.23%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 200 (46.84%) Azure
2 157 (36.77%) Office 365
3 87 (20.37%) AWS
4 49 (11.48%) OneDrive
5 39 (9.13%) Azure Stack
6 13 (3.04%) IaaS
7 10 (2.34%) PaaS
8 8 (1.87%) OpenShift
9 7 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (1.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 6 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (1.41%) Amazon ELB
10 6 (1.41%) Amazon S3
10 6 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (1.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 6 (1.41%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (1.41%) AWS OpsWorks
10 6 (1.41%) Route 53
10 6 (1.41%) SaaS
10 6 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 131 (30.68%) DNS
2 100 (23.42%) DHCP
3 85 (19.91%) Firewall
4 71 (16.63%) TCP/IP
5 66 (15.46%) WAN
6 52 (12.18%) SAN
7 50 (11.71%) Skype
8 46 (10.77%) Cisco Nexus
8 46 (10.77%) Unified Communications
9 42 (9.84%) NetScaler
10 39 (9.13%) Intrusion Detection
11 29 (6.79%) LAN
12 25 (5.85%) Software-Defined Networking
13 18 (4.22%) NAS
14 17 (3.98%) VPN
15 15 (3.51%) SSL
16 11 (2.58%) DMZ
16 11 (2.58%) SMTP
16 11 (2.58%) Wi-Fi
17 10 (2.34%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (22.48%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.22%) SQL Server 2016
3 13 (3.04%) Amazon RDS
3 13 (3.04%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.34%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.34%) OLAP
4 10 (2.34%) OLTP
4 10 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.94%) SQL Server 2017
9 2 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.47%) DB2
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.47%) UniData
10 1 (0.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 43 (10.07%) Visual Studio
2 34 (7.96%) JIRA
3 27 (6.32%) TestRail
3 27 (6.32%) Zephyr
4 7 (1.64%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (1.64%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (1.41%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.94%) Selenium
8 2 (0.47%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.23%) TeamCity
General
1 101 (23.65%) Public Sector
2 51 (11.94%) Finance
3 33 (7.73%) Retail
4 24 (5.62%) Telecoms
5 21 (4.92%) Manufacturing
6 20 (4.68%) Marketing
7 19 (4.45%) Electronics
8 11 (2.58%) Fire and Rescue
8 11 (2.58%) Police
9 7 (1.64%) Automotive
9 7 (1.64%) Legal
10 6 (1.41%) Banking
11 4 (0.94%) Czech Language
12 3 (0.70%) Advertising
12 3 (0.70%) Local Government
12 3 (0.70%) Military
13 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.23%) French Language
13 1 (0.23%) Games
13 1 (0.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 119 (27.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 73 (17.10%) Architect
3 48 (11.24%) Solutions Architect
4 39 (9.13%) Support Engineer
5 38 (8.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 30 (7.03%) Administrator
6 30 (7.03%) Network Engineer
7 28 (6.56%) Analyst
8 26 (6.09%) Systems Engineer
9 23 (5.39%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 21 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support
10 21 (4.92%) Server Engineer
11 19 (4.45%) Network Architect
11 19 (4.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 17 (3.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 16 (3.75%) DBA
13 16 (3.75%) Infrastructure Architect
13 16 (3.75%) Infrastructure Support
13 16 (3.75%) Systems Administrator
14 15 (3.51%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.09%) Web Services
2 9 (2.11%) .NET
3 7 (1.64%) JSON
4 6 (1.41%) LDAP
4 6 (1.41%) MAPI
5 5 (1.17%) SAP Basis
6 4 (0.94%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.70%) HTML
7 3 (0.70%) HTML5
8 2 (0.47%) REST
8 2 (0.47%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.23%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.23%) CSS
9 1 (0.23%) CSS3
9 1 (0.23%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 79 (18.50%) Data Centre
2 42 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (8.67%) Management Information System
4 33 (7.73%) Hybrid Cloud
5 26 (6.09%) Replication
6 21 (4.92%) Clustering
6 21 (4.92%) Self-Motivation
7 20 (4.68%) PKI
8 13 (3.04%) Data Protection Act
9 12 (2.81%) Public Cloud
10 7 (1.64%) Blackberry
11 6 (1.41%) Enterprise Cloud
11 6 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.41%) Private Cloud
12 5 (1.17%) CMDB
12 5 (1.17%) e-Learning
12 5 (1.17%) Mobile Computing
13 3 (0.70%) User Experience
14 2 (0.47%) Driving Licence
14 2 (0.47%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 352 (82.44%) Windows
2 225 (52.69%) Windows Server
3 174 (40.75%) Linux
4 128 (29.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 74 (17.33%) Windows 10
6 69 (16.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 46 (10.77%) Unix
8 41 (9.60%) Mac OS
9 38 (8.90%) Windows 7
10 27 (6.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (2.81%) CentOS
12 10 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (2.34%) SUSE
13 9 (2.11%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.94%) AIX
15 3 (0.70%) HPUX
15 3 (0.70%) Solaris
16 1 (0.23%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (31.85%) ITIL
2 134 (31.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 101 (23.65%) Data Protection
4 74 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
5 65 (15.22%) Security Monitoring
6 63 (14.75%) PRINCE2
7 53 (12.41%) Disaster Recovery
8 50 (11.71%) Technical Architecture
9 49 (11.48%) Migration
9 49 (11.48%) Service Management
10 47 (11.01%) Architectural Design
10 47 (11.01%) Project Management
11 43 (10.07%) Mentoring
11 43 (10.07%) MODAF
11 43 (10.07%) Project Delivery
12 42 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
13 41 (9.60%) CRM
13 41 (9.60%) Cybersecurity
14 35 (8.20%) Change Management
15 33 (7.73%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 136 (31.85%) SQL
2 124 (29.04%) PowerShell
3 44 (10.30%) Python
4 35 (8.20%) PHP
5 32 (7.49%) JavaScript
6 12 (2.81%) T-SQL
7 9 (2.11%) Java
8 8 (1.87%) Ruby
9 7 (1.64%) Perl
10 6 (1.41%) C
10 6 (1.41%) VB
11 5 (1.17%) ABAP
11 5 (1.17%) C#
12 2 (0.47%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.23%) Go
13 1 (0.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 146 (34.19%) Security Cleared
2 88 (20.61%) DV Cleared
3 50 (11.71%) Degree
4 42 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 38 (8.90%) SC Cleared
6 35 (8.20%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (7.73%) CCNA
8 32 (7.49%) MCSA
9 29 (6.79%) MCP
10 25 (5.85%) MCSE
10 25 (5.85%) TOGAF Certification
11 20 (4.68%) CCA
11 20 (4.68%) RHCE
12 15 (3.51%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (2.11%) ISTQB
14 6 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
15 5 (1.17%) CCNP
16 4 (0.94%) ISEB
16 4 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.73%) SLA
2 32 (7.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 15 (3.51%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.64%) GDPR
5 4 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 299 (70.02%) Active Directory
2 158 (37.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 123 (28.81%) Hyper-V
4 53 (12.41%) XenApp
5 51 (11.94%) Microsoft App-V
6 38 (8.90%) XenDesktop
7 25 (5.85%) Virtual Desktop
8 21 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
9 19 (4.45%) vSphere
10 13 (3.04%) Docker
11 12 (2.81%) VMware Workstation
12 9 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
13 8 (1.87%) VMware NSX
14 7 (1.64%) KVM
14 7 (1.64%) Terminal Services
15 6 (1.41%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 6 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.47%) BitLocker
16 2 (0.47%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 342 (80.09%) SCCM
2 74 (17.33%) SCOrch
3 67 (15.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 38 (8.90%) SCVMM
5 33 (7.73%) vRealize
6 28 (6.56%) WSUS
7 25 (5.85%) NetBackup
8 23 (5.39%) Puppet
9 21 (4.92%) Nagios
10 18 (4.22%) Microsoft Clustering
10 18 (4.22%) Microsoft Intune
11 14 (3.28%) Terraform
12 13 (3.04%) EMC NetWorker
12 13 (3.04%) Kubernetes
13 12 (2.81%) Ansible
14 10 (2.34%) Backup Exec
14 10 (2.34%) Foglight
14 10 (2.34%) LiteSpeed
14 10 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
15 9 (2.11%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 288 (67.45%) Microsoft
2 199 (46.60%) VMware
3 172 (40.28%) Cisco
4 101 (23.65%) Citrix
5 62 (14.52%) HP
6 43 (10.07%) SolarWinds
7 37 (8.67%) Splunk
8 26 (6.09%) EMC
9 25 (5.85%) NetApp
10 24 (5.62%) SAP
11 23 (5.39%) Symantec
12 21 (4.92%) ServiceNow
13 20 (4.68%) CommVault
14 17 (3.98%) Atlassian
15 14 (3.28%) BMC
15 14 (3.28%) Oracle
16 13 (3.04%) Dell
17 12 (2.81%) McAfee
17 12 (2.81%) Veeam
18 11 (2.58%) Palo Alto