Period
to 10 May 2021

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 10 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
UK
6 months to
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 246 178 203
Rank change year-on-year -68 +25 +29
Permanent jobs citing SCCM 1,197 1,951 2,568
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.36% 1.95% 1.75%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.32% 14.53% 14.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,014 1,606 2,057
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,375 £27,500
25th Percentile £34,250 £32,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
75th Percentile £60,563 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 14,389 13,425 17,788
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.40% 13.42% 12.12%
Number of salaries quoted 11,110 10,662 13,890
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £32,995
25th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £76,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

SCCM
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SCCM in the UK

SCCM
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SCCM.

Salary trend for SCCM in the UK

SCCM
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SCCM over the 6 months to 10 May 2021.

Salary histogram for SCCM in the UK

SCCM
Top 17 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 10 May 2021. 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 -57 1,109 £45,000 - 142
UK excluding London -37 760 £40,000 - 119
London -100 360 £57,500 +4.55% 30
Work from Home -108 237 £55,000 -15.38% 20
North of England +4 231 £40,000 +8.71% 30
South East -24 193 £53,000 +36.07% 24
Midlands -41 145 £40,000 -6.98% 32
North West +13 109 £40,000 +11.11% 22
Yorkshire -9 95 £40,000 - 7
West Midlands -21 82 £36,750 -8.13% 13
East of England +18 78 £34,000 -23.60% 16
South West -43 72 £37,500 -9.09% 10
East Midlands -31 63 £42,500 -5.56% 19
Scotland -23 32 £47,500 +1.80% 7
North East +13 27 £51,000 +56.92% 1
Wales +19 17 £35,000 -9.09%
Northern Ireland -1 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 10 May 2021, 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.

1 883 (73.77%) Windows
2 869 (72.60%) Active Directory
3 752 (62.82%) Microsoft
4 706 (58.98%) Microsoft 365
5 602 (50.29%) Azure
6 462 (38.60%) VMware
7 435 (36.34%) Windows Server
8 384 (32.08%) PowerShell
9 367 (30.66%) ITIL
10 319 (26.65%) Windows 10
11 318 (26.57%) VMware Infrastructure
12 316 (26.40%) Microsoft Intune
13 294 (24.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 263 (21.97%) Azure Active Directory
15 259 (21.64%) Social Skills
16 233 (19.47%) Citrix
17 221 (18.46%) SharePoint
17 221 (18.46%) Hyper-V
18 183 (15.29%) DNS
19 180 (15.04%) SQL
20 176 (14.70%) Cisco
21 163 (13.62%) Windows Server 2012
22 157 (13.12%) Microsoft Office
23 154 (12.87%) SCOM
24 150 (12.53%) Firewall
25 147 (12.28%) MS Exchange
25 147 (12.28%) IaaS
26 143 (11.95%) Microsoft Certification
27 140 (11.70%) Finance
27 140 (11.70%) AWS

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
1 221 (18.46%) SharePoint
2 147 (12.28%) MS Exchange
3 62 (5.18%) IIS
4 36 (3.01%) Skype for Business
5 28 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
6 21 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
7 16 (1.34%) Apache
8 9 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.17%) Confluence
10 2 (0.17%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.084%) JBoss
11 1 (0.084%) nginx
11 1 (0.084%) Site Server
11 1 (0.084%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.084%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.084%) WebSphere
Applications
1 157 (13.12%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.25%) Siemens NX
6 3 (0.25%) Solid Edge
7 1 (0.084%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.084%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.084%) InDesign
7 1 (0.084%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.58%) Workfront
3 3 (0.25%) Relativity
3 3 (0.25%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.17%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.084%) Eikon
5 1 (0.084%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 706 (58.98%) Microsoft 365
2 602 (50.29%) Azure
3 263 (21.97%) Azure Active Directory
4 147 (12.28%) IaaS
5 140 (11.70%) AWS
6 133 (11.11%) PaaS
7 84 (7.02%) SaaS
8 51 (4.26%) OneDrive
9 45 (3.76%) Mimecast
10 31 (2.59%) Power Platform
11 21 (1.75%) GCP
12 20 (1.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 17 (1.42%) PowerApps
14 12 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
15 9 (0.75%) Power Automate
16 8 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
17 7 (0.58%) GitHub
18 5 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
19 4 (0.33%) Azure Sentinel
20 3 (0.25%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 183 (15.29%) DNS
2 150 (12.53%) Firewall
3 114 (9.52%) DHCP
3 114 (9.52%) SAN
4 101 (8.44%) LAN
5 98 (8.19%) WAN
6 94 (7.85%) TCP/IP
7 87 (7.27%) Skype
8 76 (6.35%) VPN
9 53 (4.43%) Wi-Fi
10 47 (3.93%) Unified Communications
11 46 (3.84%) VLAN
12 45 (3.76%) VoIP
13 42 (3.51%) NetScaler
14 39 (3.26%) Remote Desktop
15 33 (2.76%) Cisco ASA
15 33 (2.76%) Wireless
16 24 (2.01%) NAS
17 21 (1.75%) WLAN
18 19 (1.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (10.36%) SQL Server
2 28 (2.34%) Amazon RDS
3 18 (1.50%) Azure SQL Database
4 15 (1.25%) Power BI
5 11 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (0.84%) Big Data
7 6 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.42%) MySQL
8 5 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.33%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.33%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.17%) Data Lake
11 2 (0.17%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.17%) MS Access
11 2 (0.17%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.084%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 1 (0.084%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 17 (1.42%) JIRA
2 16 (1.34%) MSI
3 10 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
4 9 (0.75%) TeamCity
5 7 (0.58%) Snyk
5 7 (0.58%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.42%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.33%) AdminStudio
7 4 (0.33%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.25%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.17%) GitLab
9 2 (0.17%) Subversion
9 2 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.084%) Inno Setup
10 1 (0.084%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.084%) Mockito
10 1 (0.084%) Selenium
10 1 (0.084%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.084%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 259 (21.64%) Social Skills
2 140 (11.70%) Finance
3 76 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (4.76%) Law
5 54 (4.51%) Legal
6 44 (3.68%) Retail
7 35 (2.92%) Banking
8 33 (2.76%) Presentation Skills
9 31 (2.59%) Public Sector
10 28 (2.34%) Organisational Skills
11 16 (1.34%) Telecoms
12 15 (1.25%) Manufacturing
13 13 (1.09%) Advertising
13 13 (1.09%) Marketing
14 11 (0.92%) Local Government
15 8 (0.67%) Back Office
16 6 (0.50%) Electronics
16 6 (0.50%) Publishing
17 5 (0.42%) Fire and Rescue
18 4 (0.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 232 (19.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 205 (17.13%) Analyst
3 150 (12.53%) Support Engineer
4 96 (8.02%) Support Analyst
5 92 (7.69%) Architect
6 83 (6.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 77 (6.43%) Windows Engineer
8 73 (6.10%) 2nd Line Support
9 71 (5.93%) IT Support
10 64 (5.35%) SCCM Engineer
11 60 (5.01%) IT Engineer
12 58 (4.85%) Consultant
13 57 (4.76%) IT Analyst
14 55 (4.59%) 3rd Line Support
14 55 (4.59%) Desktop Support
15 47 (3.93%) VMware Engineer
16 46 (3.84%) Server Engineer
17 45 (3.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 44 (3.68%) Service Analyst
19 43 (3.59%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.00%) HTML
2 11 (0.92%) JSON
2 11 (0.92%) Web Services
3 7 (0.58%) .NET
3 7 (0.58%) LDAP
4 6 (0.50%) Software Packaging
5 5 (0.42%) COM
5 5 (0.42%) Node.js
6 3 (0.25%) Azure Blueprints
6 3 (0.25%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.17%) .NET Core
7 2 (0.17%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.17%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.17%) Django
7 2 (0.17%) Express
7 2 (0.17%) MEAN Stack
7 2 (0.17%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (0.17%) XML
7 2 (0.17%) YAML
8 1 (0.084%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 130 (10.86%) Data Centre
2 103 (8.60%) Public Cloud
3 46 (3.84%) Clustering
4 42 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 32 (2.67%) Private Cloud
6 28 (2.34%) Hybrid Cloud
7 20 (1.67%) PKI
7 20 (1.67%) Replication
8 18 (1.50%) Hedge funds
9 16 (1.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 15 (1.25%) Blackberry
11 13 (1.09%) iPhone
12 12 (1.00%) iPad
12 12 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
13 11 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
14 10 (0.84%) Cloud Native
14 10 (0.84%) CMDB
15 9 (0.75%) Driving Licence
16 8 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
16 8 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 883 (73.77%) Windows
2 435 (36.34%) Windows Server
3 319 (26.65%) Windows 10
4 163 (13.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 123 (10.28%) Windows Server 2016
6 111 (9.27%) Linux
7 103 (8.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 87 (7.27%) Windows Server 2019
9 73 (6.10%) Windows 7
10 46 (3.84%) Android
11 43 (3.59%) Apple iOS
12 38 (3.17%) Mac OS
13 28 (2.34%) Unix
14 21 (1.75%) Mac OS X
15 14 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (0.92%) Windows 8
17 7 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 5 (0.42%) CentOS
19 4 (0.33%) Solaris
20 3 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 367 (30.66%) ITIL
2 294 (24.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 131 (10.94%) DevOps
4 124 (10.36%) Service Management
5 115 (9.61%) Problem-Solving
6 99 (8.27%) ITSM
7 90 (7.52%) Migration
7 90 (7.52%) Problem Management
8 86 (7.18%) Change Management
9 77 (6.43%) Incident Management
10 76 (6.35%) Service Delivery
11 73 (6.10%) Application Packaging
12 71 (5.93%) Disaster Recovery
12 71 (5.93%) Mobile Device Management
13 68 (5.68%) Project Delivery
14 54 (4.51%) ITIL V3
15 53 (4.43%) Configuration Management
16 48 (4.01%) Presales
17 45 (3.76%) Mentoring
18 44 (3.68%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 384 (32.08%) PowerShell
2 180 (15.04%) SQL
3 27 (2.26%) Python
4 16 (1.34%) Perl
4 16 (1.34%) VB
4 16 (1.34%) VBScript
5 12 (1.00%) C++
5 12 (1.00%) RPG
5 12 (1.00%) RPG IV
6 8 (0.67%) Bash Shell
6 8 (0.67%) Java
7 6 (0.50%) C
8 5 (0.42%) JavaScript
8 5 (0.42%) PHP
8 5 (0.42%) VB.NET
9 4 (0.33%) C#
10 2 (0.17%) Ruby
11 1 (0.084%) AWK
11 1 (0.084%) sed
11 1 (0.084%) VC++
Qualifications
1 143 (11.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 101 (8.44%) MCSE
3 94 (7.85%) Security Cleared
4 79 (6.60%) Degree
5 72 (6.02%) SC Cleared
6 63 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
7 57 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
8 56 (4.68%) CCNA
9 41 (3.43%) MCSA
10 23 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
11 20 (1.67%) A+ Certification
11 20 (1.67%) MCP
12 18 (1.50%) CCNP
13 17 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 16 (1.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 15 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
16 12 (1.00%) DV Cleared
16 12 (1.00%) MCITP
16 12 (1.00%) MOS
17 11 (0.92%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (7.69%) SLA
2 23 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.84%) GDPR
4 7 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (0.42%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.33%) PMO
6 4 (0.33%) QA
6 4 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.17%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.084%) NIST
System Software
1 869 (72.60%) Active Directory
2 318 (26.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 221 (18.46%) Hyper-V
4 54 (4.51%) vSphere
5 52 (4.34%) XenApp
6 50 (4.18%) XenDesktop
7 49 (4.09%) Virtual Desktop
8 45 (3.76%) VMware ESXi
9 33 (2.76%) BitLocker
10 27 (2.26%) Virtual Servers
11 25 (2.09%) Microsoft App-V
11 25 (2.09%) VMware NSX
12 24 (2.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 24 (2.01%) Virtual Machines
13 20 (1.67%) Firmware
14 11 (0.92%) Docker
15 9 (0.75%) Terminal Services
16 8 (0.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 7 (0.58%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 6 (0.50%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 316 (26.40%) Microsoft Intune
2 154 (12.87%) SCOM
3 58 (4.85%) WSUS
4 45 (3.76%) Jamf Pro
5 44 (3.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 40 (3.34%) SCVMM
7 33 (2.76%) Ansible
7 33 (2.76%) Kubernetes
8 32 (2.67%) NetBackup
9 30 (2.51%) McAfee ePO
10 24 (2.01%) SCOrch
11 23 (1.92%) Failover Clustering
11 23 (1.92%) Terraform
12 19 (1.59%) Single Sign-On
13 17 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
13 17 (1.42%) vCenter Server
14 16 (1.34%) Microsoft Clustering
14 16 (1.34%) Nagios
15 15 (1.25%) AirWatch
15 15 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 752 (62.82%) Microsoft
2 462 (38.60%) VMware
3 233 (19.47%) Citrix
4 176 (14.70%) Cisco
5 86 (7.18%) Veeam
6 69 (5.76%) Apple
7 64 (5.35%) HP
8 58 (4.85%) McAfee
9 54 (4.51%) NetApp
10 52 (4.34%) ServiceNow
11 50 (4.18%) SolarWinds
12 40 (3.34%) Symantec
13 39 (3.26%) Ivanti
14 38 (3.17%) Meraki
15 36 (3.01%) Dell
15 36 (3.01%) EMC
15 36 (3.01%) Sophos
16 29 (2.42%) iManage
17 27 (2.26%) Palo Alto
18 24 (2.01%) IBM