Period
to 21 September 2020

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 21 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 192 179 220
Rank change year-on-year -13 +41 +35
Permanent jobs citing SCCM 876 2,830 2,661
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.77% 2.02% 1.59%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.88% 15.45% 15.13%
Number of salaries quoted 762 2,476 2,306
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,520 £27,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,250 £85,000 £72,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +4.94% -1.22% +5.81%

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 8,052 18,323 17,592
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.29% 13.06% 10.50%
Number of salaries quoted 6,564 13,775 14,006
Median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,750 £32,500 £31,688
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 21 September 2020.

Salary histogram for SCCM in the UK

SCCM
Top 16 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 21 September 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
England -11 822 £50,000 +11.11% 152
UK excluding London +11 507 £42,500 +4.94% 123
London -2 344 £58,000 +16.00% 38
South East +87 182 £47,500 +18.75% 35
North of England +54 135 £38,500 -3.75% 27
Work from Home -27 97 £55,000 -35.29% 19
Midlands -1 88 £44,000 - 15
Yorkshire +99 65 £37,500 -12.28% 7
West Midlands -3 58 £49,000 +8.89% 10
North West +27 50 £40,000 +5.26% 19
East of England +2 43 £44,500 +18.67% 19
South West -50 35 £44,000 -1.12% 17
East Midlands +19 30 £31,000 -22.50% 5
North East +29 20 £35,000 -6.44% 1
Scotland +68 16 £46,820 +48.63% 4
Wales +31 15 £37,500 +20.97% 6

For the 6 months to 21 September 2020, 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.

1 687 (78.42%) Windows
2 598 (68.26%) Active Directory
3 564 (64.38%) Microsoft
4 422 (48.17%) Office 365
5 411 (46.92%) VMware
6 386 (44.06%) Azure
7 336 (38.36%) Windows Server
8 319 (36.42%) PowerShell
9 294 (33.56%) Windows 10
10 277 (31.62%) VMware Infrastructure
11 245 (27.97%) Citrix
12 232 (26.48%) ITIL
13 184 (21.00%) Microsoft Intune
14 176 (20.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 170 (19.41%) SCOM
16 162 (18.49%) Hyper-V
17 158 (18.04%) Finance
18 151 (17.24%) DNS
19 132 (15.07%) Windows Server 2016
19 132 (15.07%) Azure Active Directory
20 130 (14.84%) Windows Server 2012
20 130 (14.84%) DHCP
21 124 (14.16%) Data Centre
22 119 (13.58%) Security Cleared
23 118 (13.47%) SharePoint
24 117 (13.36%) Microsoft Certification
25 116 (13.24%) Linux
26 115 (13.13%) Cisco
27 106 (12.10%) Microsoft Office
28 104 (11.87%) 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
1 118 (13.47%) SharePoint
2 91 (10.39%) MS Exchange
3 56 (6.39%) Skype for Business
4 32 (3.65%) IIS
5 21 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (2.17%) Confluence
6 19 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (2.05%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (0.68%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.23%) Apache
10 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.11%) Ethereum
11 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.11%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.11%) Moodle
Applications
1 106 (12.10%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (3.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (2.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.80%) Sentinel
2 6 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.23%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.23%) Workfront
4 1 (0.11%) BASE24
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.11%) Faxination
4 1 (0.11%) Quorum
Cloud Services
1 422 (48.17%) Office 365
2 386 (44.06%) Azure
3 132 (15.07%) Azure Active Directory
4 104 (11.87%) AWS
5 95 (10.84%) PaaS
6 94 (10.73%) IaaS
7 52 (5.94%) SaaS
8 28 (3.20%) OneDrive
9 16 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (1.48%) Amazon ELB
10 13 (1.48%) Amazon S3
10 13 (1.48%) Route 53
10 13 (1.48%) Slack
10 13 (1.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 10 (1.14%) Mimecast
12 7 (0.80%) G Suite
13 4 (0.46%) Power Platform
13 4 (0.46%) Yammer
14 2 (0.23%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 151 (17.24%) DNS
2 130 (14.84%) DHCP
3 86 (9.82%) SAN
4 83 (9.47%) LAN
5 81 (9.25%) Skype
6 80 (9.13%) Firewall
7 78 (8.90%) TCP/IP
8 73 (8.33%) WAN
9 40 (4.57%) Unified Communications
9 40 (4.57%) VPN
10 32 (3.65%) NetScaler
11 25 (2.85%) VoIP
12 24 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
13 23 (2.63%) Wireless
14 22 (2.51%) Internet
15 19 (2.17%) VLAN
16 18 (2.05%) Remote Desktop
17 17 (1.94%) WebEx
17 17 (1.94%) WLAN
18 13 (1.48%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (10.73%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.48%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (1.14%) MySQL
4 9 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (0.91%) DB2
5 8 (0.91%) Hadoop
5 8 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (0.34%) Big Data
7 3 (0.34%) Power BI
8 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2019
8 2 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 30 (3.42%) JIRA
2 11 (1.26%) MSI
3 10 (1.14%) Subversion
4 9 (1.03%) Jenkins
5 8 (0.91%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.46%) Gradle
7 4 (0.46%) Maven
7 4 (0.46%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.46%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.34%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.34%) GitLab
9 1 (0.11%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.11%) ReSharper
General
1 158 (18.04%) Finance
2 55 (6.28%) Banking
3 39 (4.45%) Public Sector
4 33 (3.77%) Legal
5 22 (2.51%) Law
6 16 (1.83%) Retail
6 16 (1.83%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.37%) Military
8 6 (0.68%) Local Government
9 5 (0.57%) Games
9 5 (0.57%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.46%) Advertising
10 4 (0.46%) Back Office
10 4 (0.46%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.46%) French Language
10 4 (0.46%) German Language
10 4 (0.46%) Italian Language
10 4 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.46%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.46%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 150 (17.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 94 (10.73%) Analyst
3 73 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 70 (7.99%) Consultant
5 56 (6.39%) IT Engineer
6 49 (5.59%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 48 (5.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 47 (5.37%) Architect
9 46 (5.25%) Team Leader
10 42 (4.79%) Administrator
10 42 (4.79%) IT Analyst
11 40 (4.57%) Server Engineer
12 37 (4.22%) Windows Engineer
13 36 (4.11%) IT Support
14 35 (4.00%) SCCM Engineer
15 34 (3.88%) 3rd Line Support
16 33 (3.77%) Desktop Support
16 33 (3.77%) Systems Administrator
17 32 (3.65%) Systems Engineer
18 31 (3.54%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.51%) Web Services
2 16 (1.83%) XMPP
3 15 (1.71%) .NET
4 11 (1.26%) WSH
5 9 (1.03%) ODBC
6 7 (0.80%) Software Packaging
7 6 (0.68%) LDAP
7 6 (0.68%) XML
8 5 (0.57%) Elastic Stack
8 5 (0.57%) OAuth
8 5 (0.57%) SAML
9 4 (0.46%) JSON
9 4 (0.46%) YAML
10 3 (0.34%) SailPoint
11 1 (0.11%) Ajax
11 1 (0.11%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.11%) COM
11 1 (0.11%) COM+
11 1 (0.11%) DCOM
11 1 (0.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 124 (14.16%) Data Centre
2 58 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (5.59%) Public Cloud
4 46 (5.25%) User Experience
5 33 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
6 26 (2.97%) PKI
7 25 (2.85%) CMDB
7 25 (2.85%) Management Information System
8 21 (2.40%) Client/Server
9 19 (2.17%) Driving Licence
10 18 (2.05%) Hybrid Cloud
11 16 (1.83%) Clustering
11 16 (1.83%) Hedge funds
11 16 (1.83%) Private Cloud
12 15 (1.71%) Replication
12 15 (1.71%) Smartphone
13 14 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
14 9 (1.03%) AS400
14 9 (1.03%) Blackberry
14 9 (1.03%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 687 (78.42%) Windows
2 336 (38.36%) Windows Server
3 294 (33.56%) Windows 10
4 132 (15.07%) Windows Server 2016
5 130 (14.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 116 (13.24%) Linux
7 100 (11.42%) Windows 7
8 88 (10.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 56 (6.39%) Windows Server 2019
10 33 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 27 (3.08%) Unix
12 24 (2.74%) Apple iOS
13 20 (2.28%) Windows 8
14 18 (2.05%) Android
15 16 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 13 (1.48%) Solaris
17 9 (1.03%) Mac OS X
18 8 (0.91%) CentOS
18 8 (0.91%) Mac OS
19 5 (0.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (26.48%) ITIL
2 176 (20.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 86 (9.82%) Configuration Management
4 77 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
5 76 (8.68%) Migration
6 71 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
7 70 (7.99%) Service Delivery
8 54 (6.16%) ITSM
9 51 (5.82%) Disaster Recovery
10 50 (5.71%) DevOps
10 50 (5.71%) Project Delivery
11 46 (5.25%) Application Packaging
12 45 (5.14%) Fintech
13 44 (5.02%) Change Management
13 44 (5.02%) Server Management
13 44 (5.02%) Technical Leadership
14 43 (4.91%) Presales
15 42 (4.79%) Line Management
16 41 (4.68%) Incident Management
16 41 (4.68%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 319 (36.42%) PowerShell
2 89 (10.16%) SQL
3 37 (4.22%) Python
4 30 (3.42%) VB
5 23 (2.63%) VBScript
6 20 (2.28%) Bash Shell
7 19 (2.17%) Perl
8 12 (1.37%) C#
9 11 (1.26%) C
10 8 (0.91%) C++
10 8 (0.91%) Java
11 7 (0.80%) VB.NET
12 6 (0.68%) VBA
13 5 (0.57%) Ruby
14 2 (0.23%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.23%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.11%) JavaScript
15 1 (0.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 119 (13.58%) Security Cleared
2 117 (13.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 69 (7.88%) DV Cleared
4 66 (7.53%) SC Cleared
5 65 (7.42%) MCSE
6 44 (5.02%) Degree
7 38 (4.34%) MCSA
8 31 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
9 26 (2.97%) CCNA
10 24 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
11 21 (2.40%) MCP
12 18 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 16 (1.83%) MCITP
14 12 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
15 8 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
16 7 (0.80%) PMI Certification
17 6 (0.68%) CCNP
17 6 (0.68%) DBS Check
17 6 (0.68%) PMP
18 4 (0.46%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (9.36%) SLA
2 21 (2.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 20 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (1.83%) GDPR
5 13 (1.48%) QA
6 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.11%) COBIT
7 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 31000
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 19770
7 1 (0.11%) NIST
System Software
1 598 (68.26%) Active Directory
2 277 (31.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 162 (18.49%) Hyper-V
4 72 (8.22%) XenApp
5 59 (6.74%) vSphere
6 56 (6.39%) XenDesktop
7 52 (5.94%) Virtual Desktop
8 49 (5.59%) VMware ESXi
9 30 (3.42%) Virtual Machines
10 22 (2.51%) Microsoft App-V
11 17 (1.94%) BitLocker
12 15 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
13 14 (1.60%) Firmware
13 14 (1.60%) VMware Server
14 11 (1.26%) VMware NSX
15 9 (1.03%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 9 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 8 (0.91%) Terminal Server
17 3 (0.34%) Xen
18 2 (0.23%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 184 (21.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 170 (19.41%) SCOM
3 92 (10.50%) WSUS
4 55 (6.28%) Ansible
5 51 (5.82%) SCVMM
6 34 (3.88%) Opscode Chef
6 34 (3.88%) Puppet
6 34 (3.88%) SCOrch
7 24 (2.74%) NetBackup
8 21 (2.40%) EMC NetWorker
9 17 (1.94%) Single Sign-On
10 16 (1.83%) vRealize
11 14 (1.60%) PowerCLI
12 13 (1.48%) vCenter Server
12 13 (1.48%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 11 (1.26%) Backup Exec
13 11 (1.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 10 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
14 10 (1.14%) Nagios
14 10 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 564 (64.38%) Microsoft
2 411 (46.92%) VMware
3 245 (27.97%) Citrix
4 115 (13.13%) Cisco
5 83 (9.47%) HP
6 52 (5.94%) Symantec
7 47 (5.37%) EMC
8 40 (4.57%) Dell
8 40 (4.57%) Veeam
9 39 (4.45%) SolarWinds
10 37 (4.22%) Apple
11 29 (3.31%) Red Hat
12 28 (3.20%) NetApp
13 23 (2.63%) McAfee
14 22 (2.51%) ServiceNow
15 21 (2.40%) CommVault
16 20 (2.28%) Ivanti
17 14 (1.60%) Sophos
18 13 (1.48%) Google
18 13 (1.48%) Mitel