Period
to 26 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 26 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
UK
6 months to
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 191 230 262
Rank change year-on-year +39 +32 -7
Permanent jobs citing SCCM 2,665 2,681 2,330
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.84% 1.54% 1.34%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.62% 15.23% 15.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2,142 2,106 1,943
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +4.94%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,875 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year - +1.27% +2.15%

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 with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 18,229 17,604 15,267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.62% 10.09% 8.79%
Number of salaries quoted 13,909 13,870 12,367
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

SCCM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SCCM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SCCM in the UK

SCCM
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SCCM.

Salary trend for SCCM in the UK

SCCM
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SCCM over the 6 months to 26 June 2019.

Salary histogram for SCCM in the UK

SCCM
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM within the UK over the 6 months to 26 June 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
England +33 2,495 £45,000 - 141
UK excluding London +31 1,572 £40,000 - 99
London +32 945 £52,000 +4.00% 57
South East +14 423 £42,500 -2.30% 27
Midlands +31 329 £42,500 +6.25% 22
North of England +3 285 £37,500 +1.35% 20
South West +30 246 £45,000 - 5
East of England +136 230 £35,000 -22.22% 10
West Midlands +63 216 £42,500 -1.16% 18
North West +40 142 £37,250 +33.04% 13
East Midlands -4 113 £40,000 +6.67% 4
Yorkshire -48 105 £40,000 - 6
North East +43 38 £30,500 -6.15% 1
Scotland -25 35 £32,658 +0.49% 9
Wales +20 24 £29,000 -24.68% 6

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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 with a requirement for SCCM.

1 2,030 (76.17%) Windows
2 1,742 (65.37%) Active Directory
3 1,703 (63.90%) Microsoft
4 1,196 (44.88%) Office 365
5 1,090 (40.90%) VMware
6 1,060 (39.77%) Windows Server
7 941 (35.31%) Microsoft Azure
8 922 (34.60%) ITIL
9 767 (28.78%) Windows 10
10 760 (28.52%) VMware Infrastructure
11 669 (25.10%) PowerShell
12 658 (24.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 648 (24.32%) Citrix
14 620 (23.26%) Cisco
15 614 (23.04%) Hyper-V
16 534 (20.04%) DNS
17 508 (19.06%) Windows 7
18 501 (18.80%) Windows Server 2012
19 478 (17.94%) Microsoft Office
20 440 (16.51%) DHCP
21 435 (16.32%) SCOM
22 424 (15.91%) Finance
23 414 (15.53%) Microsoft Certification
24 378 (14.18%) MS Exchange
25 364 (13.66%) SQL Server
26 363 (13.62%) SQL
27 349 (13.10%) SharePoint
28 344 (12.91%) Microsoft Intune
29 329 (12.35%) Linux
30 325 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008

SCCM
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 378 (14.18%) MS Exchange
2 349 (13.10%) SharePoint
3 220 (8.26%) Skype for Business
4 109 (4.09%) IIS
5 96 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 54 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 33 (1.24%) Confluence
8 29 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
8 29 (1.09%) SharePoint Server
9 22 (0.83%) Apache
10 20 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 20 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
11 18 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
12 14 (0.53%) Tomcat
13 12 (0.45%) IBM Notes
14 10 (0.38%) Apache Spark
15 9 (0.34%) OpenStack
16 5 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
17 4 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
18 3 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 478 (17.94%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
3 31 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
4 20 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.41%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.19%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.075%) Abaqus
7 2 (0.075%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.038%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.038%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.038%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (0.64%) Elite 3E
2 13 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.26%) Q-Pulse
5 7 (0.26%) Sage CRM
6 6 (0.23%) Eikon
6 6 (0.23%) Workfront
7 3 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.11%) Visualfiles
8 2 (0.075%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.075%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 1,196 (44.88%) Office 365
2 941 (35.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 321 (12.05%) Amazon AWS
4 263 (9.87%) Azure Active Directory
5 121 (4.54%) IaaS
6 94 (3.53%) OneDrive
7 91 (3.41%) PaaS
8 63 (2.36%) SaaS
9 54 (2.03%) Azure Stack
10 34 (1.28%) Mimecast
11 18 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
11 18 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
12 15 (0.56%) OpenDNS
13 12 (0.45%) GitHub
14 10 (0.38%) OpenShift
15 9 (0.34%) Power Platform
16 8 (0.30%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 7 (0.26%) Slack
18 6 (0.23%) Azure Data Factory
19 4 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 534 (20.04%) DNS
2 440 (16.51%) DHCP
3 324 (12.16%) Skype
4 298 (11.18%) Firewall
5 258 (9.68%) WAN
6 249 (9.34%) TCP/IP
7 245 (9.19%) LAN
8 225 (8.44%) SAN
9 165 (6.19%) VPN
10 113 (4.24%) Unified Communications
11 107 (4.02%) VoIP
12 104 (3.90%) Wireless
13 90 (3.38%) NetScaler
14 88 (3.30%) Network Security
15 73 (2.74%) Cisco Nexus
16 70 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
17 68 (2.55%) NAS
18 65 (2.44%) IP Telephony
19 60 (2.25%) VLAN
20 57 (2.14%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 364 (13.66%) SQL Server
2 41 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 37 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
4 33 (1.24%) SQL Server 2016
5 28 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
5 28 (1.05%) MySQL
6 25 (0.94%) MongoDB
7 22 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 21 (0.79%) NoSQL
9 11 (0.41%) Relational Database
9 11 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (0.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 10 (0.38%) Hadoop
10 10 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (0.34%) Power BI
12 7 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (0.26%) SQL Server 2017
13 6 (0.23%) Azure SQL Database
13 6 (0.23%) SQL Server 2019
14 4 (0.15%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 102 (3.83%) MSI
2 81 (3.04%) JIRA
3 58 (2.18%) InstallShield
4 48 (1.80%) Visual Studio
5 43 (1.61%) AdminStudio
6 34 (1.28%) TestRail
6 34 (1.28%) Zephyr
7 29 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
8 28 (1.05%) Git (software)
9 21 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
10 11 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
11 10 (0.38%) Travis CI
12 9 (0.34%) WinDbg
13 8 (0.30%) TeamCity
14 7 (0.26%) Selenium
15 6 (0.23%) Bugzilla
15 6 (0.23%) Ranorex
15 6 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (0.23%) TestDirector
16 4 (0.15%) Hudson
General
1 424 (15.91%) Finance
2 115 (4.32%) Banking
3 88 (3.30%) Retail
4 68 (2.55%) Law
5 57 (2.14%) Legal
6 54 (2.03%) Telecoms
7 51 (1.91%) Electronics
8 33 (1.24%) Marketing
9 27 (1.01%) Manufacturing
10 24 (0.90%) Back Office
11 23 (0.86%) Advertising
12 15 (0.56%) Games
13 13 (0.49%) Automotive
14 12 (0.45%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.41%) Investment Banking
16 10 (0.38%) Aerospace
16 10 (0.38%) Front Office
17 8 (0.30%) Military
18 6 (0.23%) Local Government
19 3 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 565 (21.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 412 (15.46%) Analyst
3 247 (9.27%) Architect
4 233 (8.74%) Support Engineer
5 179 (6.72%) Support Analyst
6 177 (6.64%) Consultant
7 157 (5.89%) IT Support
8 150 (5.63%) Desktop Support
9 143 (5.37%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 136 (5.10%) Windows Engineer
11 133 (4.99%) IT Engineer
12 119 (4.47%) Solutions Architect
13 112 (4.20%) SCCM Engineer
14 100 (3.75%) Desktop Engineer
15 99 (3.71%) 3rd Line Support
16 97 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support
17 94 (3.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 91 (3.41%) Administrator
19 89 (3.34%) Technical Architect
20 85 (3.19%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (2.25%) Web Services
2 57 (2.14%) Software Packaging
3 39 (1.46%) .NET
4 34 (1.28%) SailPoint
5 13 (0.49%) COM
5 13 (0.49%) HTML
6 11 (0.41%) CSS
6 11 (0.41%) Node.js
7 10 (0.38%) Kafka
7 10 (0.38%) React
8 9 (0.34%) WAP
8 9 (0.34%) XML
9 8 (0.30%) Apache Flex
9 8 (0.30%) FreeSWITCH
9 8 (0.30%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (0.30%) XMPP
10 7 (0.26%) Middleware
11 6 (0.23%) CSS3
11 6 (0.23%) HTML5
12 5 (0.19%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 310 (11.63%) Data Centre
2 176 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
3 164 (6.15%) Management Information System
4 137 (5.14%) Self-Motivation
5 110 (4.13%) Clustering
6 71 (2.66%) Hybrid Cloud
7 67 (2.51%) PKI
8 60 (2.25%) Blackberry
9 50 (1.88%) Fat Client
9 50 (1.88%) Thin Client
9 50 (1.88%) Video Conferencing
10 49 (1.84%) Smartphone
11 43 (1.61%) Hedge funds
12 42 (1.58%) Public Cloud
13 39 (1.46%) CMDB
14 37 (1.39%) Driving Licence
15 36 (1.35%) Replication
16 31 (1.16%) User Experience
17 27 (1.01%) iPad
17 27 (1.01%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2,030 (76.17%) Windows
2 1,060 (39.77%) Windows Server
3 767 (28.78%) Windows 10
4 508 (19.06%) Windows 7
5 501 (18.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 329 (12.35%) Linux
7 325 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 112 (4.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 106 (3.98%) Windows 8
10 70 (2.63%) Mac OS
11 68 (2.55%) Unix
12 59 (2.21%) Android
13 58 (2.18%) Apple iOS
14 49 (1.84%) CentOS
15 38 (1.43%) Mac OS X
16 33 (1.24%) Ubuntu
17 28 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 25 (0.94%) Windows XP
19 21 (0.79%) Windows Vista
20 14 (0.53%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 922 (34.60%) ITIL
2 658 (24.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 321 (12.05%) Problem-Solving
4 285 (10.69%) Migration
5 242 (9.08%) Agile Software Development
6 237 (8.89%) Service Management
7 187 (7.02%) Application Packaging
8 168 (6.30%) Service Delivery
9 166 (6.23%) Project Management
10 159 (5.97%) High Availability
11 157 (5.89%) Disaster Recovery
12 155 (5.82%) Change Management
13 149 (5.59%) Stakeholder Management
14 138 (5.18%) Time Management
15 137 (5.14%) Mentoring
16 132 (4.95%) Mobile Device Management
17 126 (4.73%) ITSM
18 124 (4.65%) Asset Management
18 124 (4.65%) Patch Management
18 124 (4.65%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 669 (25.10%) PowerShell
2 363 (13.62%) SQL
3 94 (3.53%) Python
4 57 (2.14%) VBScript
5 49 (1.84%) JavaScript
6 47 (1.76%) Java
7 40 (1.50%) PHP
8 38 (1.43%) Bash Shell
9 37 (1.39%) T-SQL
10 29 (1.09%) C
11 28 (1.05%) C++
12 27 (1.01%) VB
13 16 (0.60%) C#
14 14 (0.53%) Perl
15 10 (0.38%) Ruby
15 10 (0.38%) Scala
16 6 (0.23%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.23%) VBA
17 2 (0.075%) PeopleCode
Qualifications
1 414 (15.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 310 (11.63%) MCSE
3 293 (10.99%) Security Cleared
4 199 (7.47%) MCSA
5 193 (7.24%) Degree
6 141 (5.29%) ITIL Certification
7 135 (5.07%) Cisco Certification
8 131 (4.92%) DV Cleared
9 119 (4.47%) MCP
10 117 (4.39%) CCNA
11 94 (3.53%) SC Cleared
12 83 (3.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 56 (2.10%) CCNP
14 45 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
15 37 (1.39%) CCA
16 34 (1.28%) MCITP
17 32 (1.20%) A+ Certification
18 29 (1.09%) CISSP
19 25 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 24 (0.90%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (6.90%) SLA
2 86 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 57 (2.14%) GDPR
4 53 (1.99%) Cyber Essentials
5 51 (1.91%) PMO
6 40 (1.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 34 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 29 (1.09%) QA
9 23 (0.86%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 5 (0.19%) COBIT
11 5 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 19770
12 2 (0.075%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.038%) DICOM
13 1 (0.038%) Disclosure Scotland
13 1 (0.038%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.038%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.038%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.038%) NIST
13 1 (0.038%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,742 (65.37%) Active Directory
2 760 (28.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 614 (23.04%) Hyper-V
4 277 (10.39%) XenApp
5 241 (9.04%) Microsoft App-V
6 163 (6.12%) XenDesktop
7 141 (5.29%) vSphere
8 122 (4.58%) VMware ESXi
9 90 (3.38%) BitLocker
10 83 (3.11%) Virtual Desktop
11 73 (2.74%) Virtual Servers
12 49 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
13 46 (1.73%) VMware Workstation
14 41 (1.54%) VMware NSX
15 38 (1.43%) Docker
15 38 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 28 (1.05%) Terminal Server
17 22 (0.83%) Terminal Services
18 15 (0.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 9 (0.34%) KVM
Systems Management
1 435 (16.32%) SCOM
2 344 (12.91%) Microsoft Intune
3 195 (7.32%) WSUS
4 145 (5.44%) SCVMM
5 105 (3.94%) SCOrch
6 80 (3.00%) Puppet
7 72 (2.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 66 (2.48%) Ansible
9 57 (2.14%) McAfee ePO
10 52 (1.95%) vRealize
11 49 (1.84%) Nessus
12 42 (1.58%) vCenter Server
13 39 (1.46%) Failover Clustering
13 39 (1.46%) Norton AntiVirus
14 38 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
14 38 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
15 32 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
16 31 (1.16%) NetBackup
17 27 (1.01%) Jamf Pro
18 23 (0.86%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1,703 (63.90%) Microsoft
2 1,090 (40.90%) VMware
3 648 (24.32%) Citrix
4 620 (23.26%) Cisco
5 250 (9.38%) HP
6 162 (6.08%) Dell
7 134 (5.03%) Apple
8 130 (4.88%) McAfee
9 129 (4.84%) SolarWinds
10 127 (4.77%) ServiceNow
11 108 (4.05%) Veeam
12 94 (3.53%) Symantec
13 92 (3.45%) NetApp
14 82 (3.08%) Splunk
15 81 (3.04%) IBM
16 73 (2.74%) Ivanti
17 70 (2.63%) EMC
18 67 (2.51%) Oracle
19 65 (2.44%) F5
20 63 (2.36%) Mitel