Period
to 23 January 2020

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 23 January 2020 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
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 458 517 456
Rank change year-on-year +59 -61 -55
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 369 376 567
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.52% 0.44% 0.57%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.87% 4.45% 6.94%
Number of salaries quoted 213 223 424
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.43% -2.35%
10th Percentile £30,750 £29,900 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £64,750 £65,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +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 7,584 8,458 8,170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 10.68% 9.96% 8.17%
Number of salaries quoted 5,788 6,451 6,522
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%
10th Percentile £29,250 £31,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £68,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 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 +28 126 £46,250 -15.91% 15
Midlands +69 83 £45,000 +2.27% 18
North of England +68 66 £39,318 +20.98% 9
South West +41 50 £55,000 - 6
West Midlands +27 48 £45,000 +2.27% 15
North West +60 39 £36,000 +10.77% 6
East Midlands +52 35 £42,500 -12.82% 3
Yorkshire +29 27 £52,500 +75.59% 2
East of England +21 18 £60,000 +33.33% 8
Scotland +36 12 £38,000 -30.91% 3
Wales +4 12 £38,500 +3.36%
Northern Ireland +9 2 - -
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, 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.

1 290 (78.59%) Windows
2 264 (71.54%) SCCM
3 252 (68.29%) Microsoft
4 246 (66.67%) Active Directory
5 168 (45.53%) Azure
6 167 (45.26%) VMware
7 162 (43.90%) Windows Server
8 146 (39.57%) Linux
9 138 (37.40%) Office 365
10 131 (35.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 124 (33.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 120 (32.52%) ITIL
13 108 (29.27%) Cisco
14 104 (28.18%) DNS
15 102 (27.64%) Security Cleared
16 101 (27.37%) SQL
17 95 (25.75%) Data Centre
18 90 (24.39%) PowerShell
19 85 (23.04%) Citrix
20 84 (22.76%) Hyper-V
21 74 (20.05%) HP
21 74 (20.05%) DHCP
22 72 (19.51%) Firewall
22 72 (19.51%) AWS
23 68 (18.43%) Windows Server 2012
23 68 (18.43%) SharePoint
24 65 (17.62%) SQL Server
25 63 (17.07%) Public Sector
26 62 (16.80%) SLA
27 61 (16.53%) Windows 10

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 68 (18.43%) SharePoint
2 56 (15.18%) MS Exchange
3 19 (5.15%) IIS
4 13 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (3.52%) Skype for Business
5 11 (2.98%) Confluence
6 9 (2.44%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.81%) Apache
9 3 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 34 (9.21%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.27%) Abaqus
3 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) NetSuite
1 2 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.27%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 168 (45.53%) Azure
2 138 (37.40%) Office 365
3 72 (19.51%) AWS
4 23 (6.23%) OneDrive
5 19 (5.15%) Azure Stack
6 15 (4.07%) Akamai
6 15 (4.07%) IaaS
7 14 (3.79%) SaaS
8 12 (3.25%) Azure Active Directory
9 11 (2.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 11 (2.98%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (2.98%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (2.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 10 (2.71%) Amazon ECS
10 10 (2.71%) AWS Lambda
10 10 (2.71%) Serverless
11 6 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (1.36%) G Suite
12 5 (1.36%) PaaS
13 3 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 104 (28.18%) DNS
2 74 (20.05%) DHCP
3 72 (19.51%) Firewall
4 58 (15.72%) WAN
5 47 (12.74%) TCP/IP
6 38 (10.30%) SAN
7 37 (10.03%) LAN
8 27 (7.32%) NetScaler
8 27 (7.32%) VPN
9 24 (6.50%) Skype
10 19 (5.15%) Internet
11 17 (4.61%) Unified Communications
12 13 (3.52%) NAS
13 12 (3.25%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (3.25%) Intrusion Detection
14 11 (2.98%) DMZ
15 10 (2.71%) FTP
16 8 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
16 8 (2.17%) iSCSI
16 8 (2.17%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (17.62%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.23%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (3.25%) MySQL
3 12 (3.25%) SQL Server 2016
4 10 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.71%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.71%) OLAP
4 10 (2.71%) OLTP
5 9 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.36%) UniData
8 3 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.54%) Power BI
9 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (5.15%) JIRA
1 19 (5.15%) Visual Studio
2 9 (2.44%) TestRail
2 9 (2.44%) Zephyr
3 2 (0.54%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.54%) Jenkins
General
1 63 (17.07%) Public Sector
2 60 (16.26%) Finance
3 47 (12.74%) Retail
4 22 (5.96%) Telecoms
5 15 (4.07%) Manufacturing
6 14 (3.79%) Electronics
6 14 (3.79%) Marketing
7 10 (2.71%) Fire and Rescue
7 10 (2.71%) Police
8 9 (2.44%) Advertising
8 9 (2.44%) Banking
9 4 (1.08%) Czech Language
10 3 (0.81%) Automotive
10 3 (0.81%) Legal
10 3 (0.81%) Local Government
11 2 (0.54%) Military
12 1 (0.27%) Back Office
12 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 100 (27.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 41 (11.11%) Administrator
3 39 (10.57%) Architect
4 36 (9.76%) Support Engineer
5 31 (8.40%) Analyst
6 28 (7.59%) Systems Administrator
7 26 (7.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 21 (5.69%) Server Engineer
9 17 (4.61%) 3rd Line Support
9 17 (4.61%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 17 (4.61%) Systems Engineer
10 16 (4.34%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 15 (4.07%) Consultant
11 15 (4.07%) NOC Engineer
11 15 (4.07%) Solutions Architect
12 14 (3.79%) Senior Systems Administrator
13 13 (3.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 13 (3.52%) Cloud Engineer
13 13 (3.52%) Team Leader
14 12 (3.25%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.15%) Web Services
2 10 (2.71%) JSON
3 6 (1.63%) LDAP
4 3 (0.81%) SAP Basis
5 2 (0.54%) HTML
5 2 (0.54%) MAPI
5 2 (0.54%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.54%) XML
6 1 (0.27%) Apache Flex
6 1 (0.27%) CSS
6 1 (0.27%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.27%) HTML5
6 1 (0.27%) LAMP
6 1 (0.27%) MSMQ
6 1 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.27%) Spring
6 1 (0.27%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 95 (25.75%) Data Centre
2 33 (8.94%) Management Information System
3 30 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (4.34%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (3.52%) Public Cloud
5 13 (3.52%) Replication
6 12 (3.25%) Clustering
6 12 (3.25%) Private Cloud
7 11 (2.98%) Hybrid Cloud
8 10 (2.71%) Data Protection Act
8 10 (2.71%) Enterprise Cloud
9 9 (2.44%) User Experience
10 6 (1.63%) CMDB
11 4 (1.08%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.81%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.81%) e-Learning
12 3 (0.81%) EMC VNX
12 3 (0.81%) Mobile Computing
13 2 (0.54%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.54%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 290 (78.59%) Windows
2 162 (43.90%) Windows Server
3 146 (39.57%) Linux
4 68 (18.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 61 (16.53%) Windows 10
6 46 (12.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (8.94%) Unix
8 25 (6.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (5.96%) Windows 7
10 21 (5.69%) Mac OS
11 18 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (3.25%) Ubuntu
13 11 (2.98%) CentOS
14 6 (1.63%) AIX
15 5 (1.36%) HPUX
16 2 (0.54%) Solaris
17 1 (0.27%) Debian
17 1 (0.27%) SUSE
17 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
17 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (33.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 120 (32.52%) ITIL
3 52 (14.09%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (11.92%) Data Protection
5 40 (10.84%) DevOps
5 40 (10.84%) PRINCE2
6 39 (10.57%) Migration
6 39 (10.57%) Problem Management
7 38 (10.30%) Problem-Solving
8 36 (9.76%) Root Cause Analysis
9 34 (9.21%) Service Management
10 31 (8.40%) Disaster Recovery
11 29 (7.86%) Change Management
11 29 (7.86%) Storage Management
12 28 (7.59%) Configuration Management
13 27 (7.32%) Performance Monitoring
13 27 (7.32%) Technical Architecture
14 26 (7.05%) Server Management
15 25 (6.78%) Cybersecurity
15 25 (6.78%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 101 (27.37%) SQL
2 90 (24.39%) PowerShell
3 15 (4.07%) JavaScript
3 15 (4.07%) PHP
3 15 (4.07%) Python
4 12 (3.25%) C
5 11 (2.98%) KiXtart
6 9 (2.44%) R
7 7 (1.90%) Java
7 7 (1.90%) Perl
8 3 (0.81%) ABAP
9 2 (0.54%) Go
9 2 (0.54%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.54%) VB
10 1 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 102 (27.64%) Security Cleared
2 58 (15.72%) DV Cleared
3 50 (13.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 47 (12.74%) SC Cleared
5 38 (10.30%) Degree
6 32 (8.67%) MCSA
7 24 (6.50%) MCSE
8 17 (4.61%) MCP
9 15 (4.07%) ISTQB
10 13 (3.52%) CCNA
10 13 (3.52%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (2.98%) CCA
11 11 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
11 11 (2.98%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (2.98%) RHCE
12 9 (2.44%) CEH
12 9 (2.44%) ISEB
12 9 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 8 (2.17%) TOGAF Certification
14 5 (1.36%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (16.80%) SLA
2 16 (4.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 13 (3.52%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 246 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 131 (35.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (22.76%) Hyper-V
4 43 (11.65%) XenApp
5 31 (8.40%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (7.86%) Microsoft App-V
7 26 (7.05%) vSphere
8 19 (5.15%) XenDesktop
9 11 (2.98%) VMware Workstation
10 8 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
11 7 (1.90%) iptables
11 7 (1.90%) Terminal Services
11 7 (1.90%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (1.63%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
14 2 (0.54%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 2 (0.54%) Docker
14 2 (0.54%) ISA Server
15 1 (0.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 1 (0.27%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 264 (71.54%) SCCM
2 44 (11.92%) SCOrch
3 40 (10.84%) SCVMM
4 39 (10.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 31 (8.40%) WSUS
6 18 (4.88%) Microsoft Intune
7 17 (4.61%) NetBackup
7 17 (4.61%) vCenter Server
8 16 (4.34%) EMC NetWorker
8 16 (4.34%) McAfee ePO
8 16 (4.34%) vRealize
9 15 (4.07%) Cisco Prime
9 15 (4.07%) Nagios
10 13 (3.52%) Ansible
11 11 (2.98%) OpenView
11 11 (2.98%) Red Hat Satellite
12 10 (2.71%) Foglight
12 10 (2.71%) LiteSpeed
13 9 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
13 9 (2.44%) Terraform
Vendors
1 252 (68.29%) Microsoft
2 167 (45.26%) VMware
3 108 (29.27%) Cisco
4 85 (23.04%) Citrix
5 74 (20.05%) HP
6 50 (13.55%) NetApp
7 41 (11.11%) SolarWinds
8 40 (10.84%) McAfee
9 36 (9.76%) Red Hat
10 34 (9.21%) EMC
11 32 (8.67%) Splunk
12 25 (6.78%) Dell
13 17 (4.61%) Juniper
13 17 (4.61%) SAP
13 17 (4.61%) Symantec
14 16 (4.34%) Meraki
15 11 (2.98%) LogRhythm
15 11 (2.98%) Palo Alto
15 11 (2.98%) ServiceNow
16 10 (2.71%) Veeam