Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 240 243 264
Rank change year-on-year +3 +21 +27
Permanent jobs citing SCCM 2514 2690 2734
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.44% 1.40% 1.26%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.24% 16.22% 16.38%
Number of salaries quoted 2112 2304 2377
UK median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -4.76%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £61,250 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -2.50% +6.67% -

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 15477 16587 16693
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.86% 8.65% 7.66%
Number of salaries quoted 12644 13411 13476
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +3.23%
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017. 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 +5 2353 £42,500 - 133
UK excluding London +6 1400 £39,000 -2.50% 94
London +18 1074 £52,500 +16.67% 48
South East +21 433 £40,000 -5.88% 32
North of England -3 320 £37,000 -6.33% 28
Midlands -6 293 £38,625 +3.00% 15
West Midlands +41 199 £38,000 -3.36% 8
Yorkshire +11 171 £37,000 +5.71% 11
North West -10 143 £37,500 -14.77% 15
South West +43 124 £40,000 - 6
East of England -54 109 £40,000 -4.76% 4
Scotland +27 103 £45,000 +20.00% 8
East Midlands -27 94 £40,000 +10.34% 7
Wales +31 20 £43,750 +82.29% 1
North East -2 6 £30,000 -22.08% 2
Channel Islands - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, IT jobs citing SCCM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SCCM.

1 2034 (80.91%) Windows
2 1673 (66.55%) Active Directory
3 1635 (65.04%) Microsoft
4 1259 (50.08%) VMware
5 1080 (42.96%) Windows Server
6 914 (36.36%) ITIL
7 813 (32.34%) Office 365
8 802 (31.90%) Citrix
9 741 (29.47%) PowerShell
10 686 (27.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 661 (26.29%) MS Exchange
12 633 (25.18%) VMware Infrastructure
13 628 (24.98%) Windows 7
14 594 (23.63%) SCOM
15 558 (22.20%) Microsoft Certification
16 539 (21.44%) Microsoft Azure
17 528 (21.00%) Cisco
18 524 (20.84%) Windows Server 2008
19 517 (20.56%) Finance
20 508 (20.21%) Windows 10
21 483 (19.21%) DNS
21 483 (19.21%) Hyper-V
22 463 (18.42%) Microsoft Office
23 431 (17.14%) SQL
24 413 (16.43%) DHCP
25 408 (16.23%) MCSE
26 383 (15.23%) Exchange Server 2010
27 382 (15.19%) SAN
28 372 (14.80%) SQL Server
29 341 (13.56%) Skype for Business

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
1 661 (26.29%) MS Exchange
2 383 (15.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 341 (13.56%) Skype for Business
4 292 (11.61%) SharePoint
5 148 (5.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 141 (5.61%) IIS
7 66 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 47 (1.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 46 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2003
10 29 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
11 23 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
12 14 (0.56%) Apache
13 13 (0.52%) Confluence
13 13 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
14 10 (0.40%) CMS
15 9 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
15 9 (0.36%) IBM Domino
15 9 (0.36%) IBM Notes
16 7 (0.28%) nginx
16 7 (0.28%) SAS
Applications
1 463 (18.42%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.040%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.040%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 19 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
3 13 (0.52%) assyst
4 9 (0.36%) Workfront
5 6 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.24%) thinkFolio
6 4 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.080%) Relativity
8 1 (0.040%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.040%) Eikon
8 1 (0.040%) LatentZero
8 1 (0.040%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.040%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.040%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 813 (32.34%) Office 365
2 539 (21.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 212 (8.43%) Amazon AWS
4 201 (8.00%) IaaS
5 72 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
6 70 (2.78%) PaaS
7 55 (2.19%) SaaS
8 45 (1.79%) OneDrive
9 39 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
10 34 (1.35%) Mimecast
11 22 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
12 18 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 16 (0.64%) G Suite
14 12 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
15 9 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
15 9 (0.36%) Yammer
16 8 (0.32%) Amazon S3
17 6 (0.24%) Dropbox
18 5 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
19 4 (0.16%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 483 (19.21%) DNS
2 413 (16.43%) DHCP
3 382 (15.19%) SAN
4 339 (13.48%) Firewall
5 290 (11.54%) Skype
6 254 (10.10%) TCP/IP
7 238 (9.47%) LAN
8 222 (8.83%) WAN
9 173 (6.88%) VPN
10 119 (4.73%) VoIP
11 100 (3.98%) NAS
12 87 (3.46%) Internet
12 87 (3.46%) Wireless
13 77 (3.06%) VLAN
14 50 (1.99%) NetScaler
14 50 (1.99%) Remote Desktop
14 50 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
15 49 (1.95%) Cisco IOS
16 48 (1.91%) Network Security
17 41 (1.63%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 372 (14.80%) SQL Server
2 78 (3.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
3 36 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 32 (1.27%) MySQL
4 32 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 27 (1.07%) SQL Server 2016
6 25 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 17 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
9 11 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
9 11 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.20%) OLAP
10 5 (0.20%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.20%) Power BI
11 3 (0.12%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.12%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.12%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (0.080%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.080%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 108 (4.30%) MSI
2 54 (2.15%) InstallShield
3 31 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (0.91%) JIRA
5 22 (0.88%) AdminStudio
6 20 (0.80%) Visual Studio
7 16 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
8 12 (0.48%) Jenkins
9 9 (0.36%) Git (software)
10 5 (0.20%) Wise Package Studio
11 3 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.12%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.12%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.080%) Metasploit
12 2 (0.080%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.080%) Travis CI
12 2 (0.080%) Vagrant
General
1 517 (20.56%) Finance
2 234 (9.31%) Banking
3 150 (5.97%) Retail
4 130 (5.17%) Investment Banking
5 102 (4.06%) Retail Banking
6 101 (4.02%) Law
7 92 (3.66%) Legal
8 44 (1.75%) Telecoms
9 38 (1.51%) Advertising
10 33 (1.31%) Publishing
11 24 (0.95%) Manufacturing
12 21 (0.84%) Marketing
13 18 (0.72%) Financial Institution
14 16 (0.64%) Back Office
15 12 (0.48%) Front Office
16 8 (0.32%) Billing
16 8 (0.32%) French Language
17 7 (0.28%) Automotive
18 4 (0.16%) German Language
18 4 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 480 (19.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 475 (18.89%) Analyst
3 333 (13.25%) Support Engineer
4 257 (10.22%) Desktop Support
5 248 (9.86%) Support Analyst
6 195 (7.76%) IT Support
7 171 (6.80%) Windows Engineer
8 167 (6.64%) IT Engineer
9 163 (6.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 161 (6.40%) SCCM Engineer
11 149 (5.93%) Desktop Engineer
12 148 (5.89%) Infrastructure Support
13 143 (5.69%) 3rd Line Support
14 136 (5.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 112 (4.46%) Server Engineer
16 105 (4.18%) Administrator
17 103 (4.10%) 2nd Line Support
18 102 (4.06%) Systems Engineer
19 93 (3.70%) IT Analyst
20 89 (3.54%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (3.50%) Software Packaging
2 49 (1.95%) .NET
3 41 (1.63%) SailPoint
4 37 (1.47%) Web Services
5 18 (0.72%) 802.1X
6 13 (0.52%) Middleware
7 12 (0.48%) HTML
8 11 (0.44%) WSH
8 11 (0.44%) XMPP
9 10 (0.40%) COM
10 9 (0.36%) LAMP
10 9 (0.36%) WAP
11 8 (0.32%) REST
12 6 (0.24%) JSON
12 6 (0.24%) XML
13 5 (0.20%) X-Windows
14 4 (0.16%) .NET Framework
14 4 (0.16%) Spring
15 3 (0.12%) Struts2
15 3 (0.12%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 292 (11.61%) Data Centre
2 185 (7.36%) Blackberry
3 143 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
4 138 (5.49%) User Experience
5 131 (5.21%) Clustering
6 112 (4.46%) Management Information System
7 56 (2.23%) Fat Client
7 56 (2.23%) Thin Client
8 55 (2.19%) Video Conferencing
9 54 (2.15%) Computer Science
10 45 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
11 42 (1.67%) iPhone
12 34 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
12 34 (1.35%) Public Cloud
12 34 (1.35%) Smartphone
13 33 (1.31%) iPad
13 33 (1.31%) Replication
14 32 (1.27%) Hedge funds
15 31 (1.23%) Private Cloud
16 29 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 2034 (80.91%) Windows
2 1080 (42.96%) Windows Server
3 686 (27.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 628 (24.98%) Windows 7
5 524 (20.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 508 (20.21%) Windows 10
7 259 (10.30%) Linux
8 177 (7.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 175 (6.96%) Mac OS X
10 163 (6.48%) Android
11 160 (6.36%) Apple iOS
12 129 (5.13%) Windows 8
13 75 (2.98%) Unix
14 58 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 46 (1.83%) Windows XP
16 27 (1.07%) Mac OS
17 23 (0.91%) CentOS
18 13 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
19 10 (0.40%) Ubuntu
19 10 (0.40%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 914 (36.36%) ITIL
2 308 (12.25%) Service Management
3 194 (7.72%) Problem Management
4 190 (7.56%) Asset Management
5 173 (6.88%) Application Packaging
6 171 (6.80%) Service Delivery
7 160 (6.36%) Migration
8 156 (6.21%) Change Management
9 115 (4.57%) Continuous Improvement
10 114 (4.53%) Disaster Recovery
11 113 (4.49%) Project Management
12 110 (4.38%) Patch Management
13 108 (4.30%) Wealth Management
14 96 (3.82%) Agile Software Development
14 96 (3.82%) Information Security
15 93 (3.70%) Incident Management
15 93 (3.70%) ITIL V3
15 93 (3.70%) Task Automation
16 92 (3.66%) ITSM
17 86 (3.42%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 741 (29.47%) PowerShell
2 431 (17.14%) SQL
3 90 (3.58%) VBScript
4 60 (2.39%) Bash Shell
5 53 (2.11%) Python
6 44 (1.75%) VB
7 43 (1.71%) Perl
8 36 (1.43%) T-SQL
9 30 (1.19%) PHP
10 29 (1.15%) C#
11 28 (1.11%) VBA
12 26 (1.03%) Java
13 24 (0.95%) JavaScript
14 19 (0.76%) C
15 13 (0.52%) Ruby
16 12 (0.48%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.12%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.12%) VB.NET
18 2 (0.080%) REXX
18 2 (0.080%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 558 (22.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 408 (16.23%) MCSE
3 222 (8.83%) Degree
4 191 (7.60%) MCSA
5 140 (5.57%) Citrix Certification
6 131 (5.21%) CCA
7 130 (5.17%) Security Cleared
8 108 (4.30%) MCP
9 104 (4.14%) Cisco Certification
10 90 (3.58%) ITIL Certification
11 86 (3.42%) CCNA
12 59 (2.35%) CISSP
13 54 (2.15%) CISM
13 54 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 52 (2.07%) SC Cleared
15 44 (1.75%) CISA
15 44 (1.75%) GIAC
16 41 (1.63%) GISF
16 41 (1.63%) GSEC
17 40 (1.59%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 188 (7.48%) SLA
2 55 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (1.11%) PCI DSS
4 20 (0.80%) QA
5 19 (0.76%) GDPR
6 16 (0.64%) ISO 9001
7 13 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 9 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
9 8 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.24%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
12 4 (0.16%) COBIT
12 4 (0.16%) PMO
13 2 (0.080%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 1 (0.040%) ISO 22301
14 1 (0.040%) NIST 800
14 1 (0.040%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1673 (66.55%) Active Directory
2 633 (25.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 483 (19.21%) Hyper-V
4 340 (13.52%) XenApp
5 280 (11.14%) XenDesktop
6 247 (9.82%) VMware ESXi
7 207 (8.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 182 (7.24%) vSphere
9 77 (3.06%) Virtual Desktop
10 62 (2.47%) Virtual Servers
11 40 (1.59%) BitLocker
12 38 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
13 36 (1.43%) Terminal Server
14 31 (1.23%) DFS Replication
15 30 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 27 (1.07%) Terminal Services
17 25 (0.99%) VMware NSX
18 23 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
19 21 (0.84%) XenServer
20 19 (0.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 594 (23.63%) SCOM
2 165 (6.56%) WSUS
3 126 (5.01%) AirWatch
4 87 (3.46%) Puppet
5 81 (3.22%) Backup Exec
6 80 (3.18%) Microsoft Intune
7 72 (2.86%) SCOrch
8 66 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
8 66 (2.63%) SCVMM
9 61 (2.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 59 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
11 56 (2.23%) Microsoft Clustering
12 52 (2.07%) Nessus
13 42 (1.67%) SCDPM
14 40 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
14 40 (1.59%) vCenter Server
15 38 (1.51%) Nagios
15 38 (1.51%) NetBackup
16 35 (1.39%) Simpana
17 29 (1.15%) SCSM
Vendors
1 1635 (65.04%) Microsoft
2 1259 (50.08%) VMware
3 802 (31.90%) Citrix
4 528 (21.00%) Cisco
5 285 (11.34%) HP
6 241 (9.59%) McAfee
7 209 (8.31%) AppSense
8 206 (8.19%) Apple
9 132 (5.25%) ServiceNow
10 129 (5.13%) NetApp
11 121 (4.81%) Symantec
12 114 (4.53%) SolarWinds
13 107 (4.26%) Dell
14 86 (3.42%) Palo Alto
15 79 (3.14%) EMC
16 78 (3.10%) CommVault
17 72 (2.86%) Red Hat
18 63 (2.51%) Oracle
18 63 (2.51%) Veeam
19 59 (2.35%) Avaya