Period
to 23 May 2018

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 23 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
UK
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 223 256 262
Rank change year-on-year +33 +6 -23
Permanent jobs citing SCCM 2,696 2,285 2,694
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.57% 1.35% 1.34%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.65% 15.41% 15.56%
Number of salaries quoted 2,125 1,896 2,252
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -

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 17,227 14,827 17,314
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.02% 8.76% 8.63%
Number of salaries quoted 13,611 11,969 14,033
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 23 May 2018.

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 23 May 2018. 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 +31 2,536 £44,000 +3.53% 228
UK excluding London +27 1,578 £40,000 +5.26% 164
London +36 1,036 £50,000 - 85
South East -13 429 £42,500 +13.33% 45
North of England +50 374 £35,500 -5.33% 40
Midlands +21 324 £40,000 - 22
South West +75 208 £45,000 +26.25% 24
Yorkshire +72 204 £37,250 -4.49% 16
West Midlands +30 169 £45,000 +2.86% 9
North West +24 155 £28,500 -18.57% 21
East Midlands +2 154 £37,500 -6.25% 13
East of England -48 148 £43,000 +1.18% 12
Scotland -24 71 £35,000 -17.65% 14
North East -19 18 £32,500 - 3
Wales +16 15 £35,500 -1.71% 3
Northern Ireland +6 10 £24,500 -38.75%
Channel Islands +2 3 £60,000 +122.22% 4

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, 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 2,249 (83.42%) Windows
2 1,842 (68.32%) Active Directory
3 1,718 (63.72%) Microsoft
4 1,221 (45.29%) VMware
5 1,202 (44.58%) Windows Server
6 1,050 (38.95%) Office 365
7 940 (34.87%) ITIL
8 804 (29.82%) Windows 10
9 724 (26.85%) VMware Infrastructure
10 709 (26.30%) Windows 7
11 678 (25.15%) PowerShell
12 663 (24.59%) Citrix
13 653 (24.22%) Microsoft Azure
14 625 (23.18%) Windows Server 2012
15 599 (22.22%) SCOM
16 547 (20.29%) Hyper-V
17 531 (19.70%) Windows Server 2008
18 520 (19.29%) DNS
19 514 (19.07%) Microsoft Certification
20 505 (18.73%) Microsoft Office
21 463 (17.17%) Finance
22 452 (16.77%) SQL Server
23 439 (16.28%) Cisco
23 439 (16.28%) MS Exchange
24 429 (15.91%) DHCP
25 351 (13.02%) SQL
26 345 (12.80%) SAN
27 330 (12.24%) Microsoft App-V
28 316 (11.72%) Firewall
29 313 (11.61%) MCSE

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
1 439 (16.28%) MS Exchange
2 239 (8.86%) Skype for Business
3 222 (8.23%) SharePoint
4 217 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 148 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2013
6 125 (4.64%) IIS
7 64 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2007
8 62 (2.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 30 (1.11%) Apache
10 24 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
11 20 (0.74%) WebLogic
11 20 (0.74%) WebSphere
11 20 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
12 19 (0.70%) JBoss
13 17 (0.63%) Confluence
13 17 (0.63%) IBM Notes
14 15 (0.56%) CMS
15 12 (0.45%) OpenStack
16 11 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
17 5 (0.19%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 505 (18.73%) Microsoft Office
2 69 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 52 (1.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.15%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.037%) Abaqus
8 1 (0.037%) Steinberg Cubase
Business Applications
1 16 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.22%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.11%) Carpe Diem
4 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.11%) Visualfiles
5 2 (0.074%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.074%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.037%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.037%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.037%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,050 (38.95%) Office 365
2 653 (24.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 235 (8.72%) Amazon AWS
4 101 (3.75%) Azure Active Directory
5 93 (3.45%) IaaS
6 59 (2.19%) PaaS
7 54 (2.00%) Mimecast
8 34 (1.26%) OneDrive
9 29 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
10 23 (0.85%) SaaS
11 19 (0.70%) G Suite
12 12 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 12 (0.45%) Yammer
13 6 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
14 4 (0.15%) GitHub
15 3 (0.11%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.11%) Slack
16 2 (0.074%) Dynamics 365
17 1 (0.037%) CloudFront
17 1 (0.037%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 520 (19.29%) DNS
2 429 (15.91%) DHCP
3 345 (12.80%) SAN
4 316 (11.72%) Firewall
5 287 (10.65%) TCP/IP
6 243 (9.01%) LAN
7 205 (7.60%) VPN
8 199 (7.38%) Skype
9 181 (6.71%) WAN
10 110 (4.08%) VoIP
11 82 (3.04%) Remote Desktop
12 75 (2.78%) VLAN
13 70 (2.60%) MPLS
14 68 (2.52%) Wireless
15 67 (2.49%) NetScaler
16 65 (2.41%) Wi-Fi
17 61 (2.26%) Network Security
18 60 (2.23%) NAS
19 48 (1.78%) Internet
19 48 (1.78%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 452 (16.77%) SQL Server
2 57 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
4 26 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
5 25 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
6 24 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
7 22 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
8 15 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (0.52%) MySQL
10 13 (0.48%) Relational Database
11 11 (0.41%) Big Data
11 11 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.22%) Data Mining
13 6 (0.22%) Hadoop
14 5 (0.19%) NoSQL
14 5 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
15 4 (0.15%) Power BI
16 2 (0.074%) Crystal Reports
16 2 (0.074%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 128 (4.75%) MSI
2 25 (0.93%) InstallShield
2 25 (0.93%) JIRA
3 18 (0.67%) AdminStudio
4 17 (0.63%) Git (software)
5 14 (0.52%) WiX
6 12 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (0.37%) WinDbg
8 8 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (0.22%) Wise Package Studio
10 5 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.15%) Jenkins
12 3 (0.11%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.11%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.074%) GCC
13 2 (0.074%) Vagrant
13 2 (0.074%) Visual Studio Team System
13 2 (0.074%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 2 (0.074%) Zephyr
14 1 (0.037%) Travis CI
General
1 463 (17.17%) Finance
2 116 (4.30%) Retail
3 100 (3.71%) Banking
4 66 (2.45%) Telecoms
5 63 (2.34%) Legal
6 61 (2.26%) Law
7 41 (1.52%) Investment Banking
7 41 (1.52%) Manufacturing
8 40 (1.48%) Advertising
9 37 (1.37%) Games
10 24 (0.89%) Back Office
10 24 (0.89%) Front Office
10 24 (0.89%) Marketing
11 20 (0.74%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.45%) Publishing
13 10 (0.37%) Billing
14 9 (0.33%) German Language
15 7 (0.26%) Electronics
16 6 (0.22%) Automotive
16 6 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 490 (18.18%) Analyst
2 488 (18.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 343 (12.72%) Desktop Support
4 337 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 241 (8.94%) Support Analyst
6 219 (8.12%) SCCM Engineer
7 208 (7.72%) Windows Engineer
8 190 (7.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 189 (7.01%) Architect
10 185 (6.86%) Desktop Engineer
11 168 (6.23%) Consultant
12 162 (6.01%) IT Support
13 151 (5.60%) 2nd Line Support
14 127 (4.71%) Infrastructure Support
15 123 (4.56%) Service Analyst
16 116 (4.30%) Server Engineer
17 114 (4.23%) Administrator
18 112 (4.15%) 3rd Line Support
19 107 (3.97%) IT Analyst
20 104 (3.86%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (3.52%) Web Services
2 63 (2.34%) Software Packaging
3 55 (2.04%) .NET
4 37 (1.37%) .NET Framework
4 37 (1.37%) HTML
5 32 (1.19%) CSS
6 19 (0.70%) Ajax
7 13 (0.48%) AngularJS
7 13 (0.48%) ASP.NET Web API
7 13 (0.48%) Dapper ORM
7 13 (0.48%) Entity Framework
7 13 (0.48%) Flash
7 13 (0.48%) MFC
7 13 (0.48%) NHibernate
7 13 (0.48%) WCF
7 13 (0.48%) WPF
8 12 (0.45%) Middleware
9 10 (0.37%) 802.1X
9 10 (0.37%) Angular 2
9 10 (0.37%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 313 (11.61%) Data Centre
2 262 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
3 164 (6.08%) Self-Motivation
4 128 (4.75%) Clustering
5 115 (4.27%) Management Information System
6 88 (3.26%) Blackberry
7 68 (2.52%) User Experience
8 51 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 50 (1.85%) CMDB
9 50 (1.85%) Computer Science
9 50 (1.85%) Driving Licence
9 50 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
10 48 (1.78%) Fat Client
10 48 (1.78%) Thin Client
11 45 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
12 39 (1.45%) iPhone
13 38 (1.41%) Private Cloud
14 37 (1.37%) Hedge funds
15 36 (1.34%) iPad
16 31 (1.15%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2,249 (83.42%) Windows
2 1,202 (44.58%) Windows Server
3 804 (29.82%) Windows 10
4 709 (26.30%) Windows 7
5 625 (23.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 531 (19.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 154 (5.71%) Linux
8 152 (5.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 102 (3.78%) Windows 8
10 82 (3.04%) Mac OS X
11 74 (2.74%) Android
12 58 (2.15%) Apple iOS
13 48 (1.78%) Windows XP
14 41 (1.52%) Mac OS
14 41 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 26 (0.96%) Unix
16 20 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
16 20 (0.74%) Windows Phone
17 12 (0.45%) CentOS
17 12 (0.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 940 (34.87%) ITIL
2 260 (9.64%) Service Management
3 242 (8.98%) Problem-Solving
4 234 (8.68%) Service Delivery
5 197 (7.31%) Problem Management
6 179 (6.64%) ITIL V3
7 153 (5.68%) Asset Management
8 149 (5.53%) Application Packaging
9 148 (5.49%) ITSM
10 147 (5.45%) Mobile Device Management
10 147 (5.45%) Presales
11 146 (5.42%) Patch Management
12 143 (5.30%) Migration
13 128 (4.75%) Disaster Recovery
14 120 (4.45%) Mentoring
15 119 (4.41%) Project Management
16 118 (4.38%) Change Management
16 118 (4.38%) Incident Management
17 98 (3.64%) Customer Requirements
18 96 (3.56%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 678 (25.15%) PowerShell
2 351 (13.02%) SQL
3 140 (5.19%) VBScript
4 44 (1.63%) C#
5 41 (1.52%) Python
6 40 (1.48%) VB
7 39 (1.45%) JavaScript
8 27 (1.00%) Bash Shell
9 25 (0.93%) Perl
10 17 (0.63%) T-SQL
11 13 (0.48%) PHP
12 12 (0.45%) Ruby
13 11 (0.41%) C
14 10 (0.37%) Shell Script
14 10 (0.37%) VB.NET
15 9 (0.33%) Java
16 5 (0.19%) VBA
17 1 (0.037%) Scala
Qualifications
1 514 (19.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 313 (11.61%) MCSE
3 225 (8.35%) Security Cleared
4 189 (7.01%) Degree
5 167 (6.19%) MCSA
6 127 (4.71%) SC Cleared
7 121 (4.49%) MCP
8 99 (3.67%) Cisco Certification
9 93 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
10 87 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 77 (2.86%) MCITP
12 75 (2.78%) CCNA
13 55 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
14 41 (1.52%) DV Cleared
15 37 (1.37%) CCNP
16 33 (1.22%) MCTS
17 23 (0.85%) CCA
17 23 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
18 19 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 17 (0.63%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 257 (9.53%) SLA
2 56 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (1.37%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.56%) ISO 9001
4 15 (0.56%) PMO
5 14 (0.52%) GDPR
6 11 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.30%) QA
8 7 (0.26%) COBIT
9 5 (0.19%) GAMP
10 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 3 (0.11%) COSHH
11 3 (0.11%) GCP
11 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.074%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.074%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.074%) ISAE 3402
12 2 (0.074%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.037%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.037%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1,842 (68.32%) Active Directory
2 724 (26.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 547 (20.29%) Hyper-V
4 330 (12.24%) Microsoft App-V
5 253 (9.38%) vSphere
6 243 (9.01%) XenApp
7 189 (7.01%) XenDesktop
8 175 (6.49%) VMware ESXi
9 146 (5.42%) Virtual Desktop
10 107 (3.97%) BitLocker
11 97 (3.60%) Virtual Machines
12 48 (1.78%) Virtual Servers
13 36 (1.34%) Firmware
14 33 (1.22%) XenServer
15 30 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 25 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
17 19 (0.70%) Terminal Services
18 17 (0.63%) VMware NSX
19 12 (0.45%) ProxySG
20 11 (0.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 599 (22.22%) SCOM
2 159 (5.90%) Microsoft Intune
3 152 (5.64%) SCOrch
4 124 (4.60%) WSUS
5 121 (4.49%) SCVMM
6 86 (3.19%) vCenter Server
7 80 (2.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 76 (2.82%) Backup Exec
9 61 (2.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 55 (2.04%) Microsoft Clustering
10 55 (2.04%) SCSM
11 50 (1.85%) AirWatch
12 48 (1.78%) Puppet
13 39 (1.45%) SCDPM
14 36 (1.34%) Nagios
15 35 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
16 33 (1.22%) Failover Clustering
17 29 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
18 27 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
19 26 (0.96%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1,718 (63.72%) Microsoft
2 1,221 (45.29%) VMware
3 663 (24.59%) Citrix
4 439 (16.28%) Cisco
5 248 (9.20%) HP
6 180 (6.68%) Apple
7 125 (4.64%) SolarWinds
8 112 (4.15%) NetApp
9 101 (3.75%) Veeam
10 92 (3.41%) Ivanti
11 91 (3.38%) McAfee
12 75 (2.78%) Dell
13 70 (2.60%) ServiceNow
14 69 (2.56%) CommVault
14 69 (2.56%) EMC
15 67 (2.49%) Symantec
16 60 (2.23%) Google
17 57 (2.11%) SAP
18 54 (2.00%) IBM
19 52 (1.93%) Oracle