Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
UK
6 months to
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 224 171 210
Rank change year-on-year -53 +39 +20
Permanent jobs citing SCCM 1,073 2,510 2,543
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.45% 2.03% 1.69%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.00% 15.93% 14.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1,127 2,213 2,162
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £28,300 £26,250 £26,775
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +8.97%

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 11,918 15,759 17,250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.09% 12.76% 11.47%
Number of salaries quoted 9,689 12,258 13,647
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +9.52%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,700
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.53%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -44 1,003 £47,500 +5.56% 180
UK excluding London -28 685 £42,500 +6.25% 139
London -86 339 £60,000 +20.00% 55
Work from Home -66 221 £52,500 -19.23% 41
North of England +21 203 £45,000 +25.00% 44
South East +10 188 £52,500 +23.53% 27
Midlands -51 122 £42,500 -5.56% 24
Yorkshire +43 101 £45,000 +12.50% 15
West Midlands -17 77 £42,500 +6.25% 14
South West -8 75 £35,000 -12.50% 14
North West -16 71 £42,500 +18.06% 23
East of England +39 61 £35,000 -22.22% 16
East Midlands -25 45 £40,000 -17.95% 10
North East +26 31 £55,000 +76.00% 6
Scotland -20 25 £37,500 -0.66% 10
Wales +25 14 £35,000 -9.09% 4
Northern Ireland +4 1 £50,000 +17.65% 1

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 746 (69.52%) Windows
2 733 (68.31%) Active Directory
3 689 (64.21%) Microsoft
4 620 (57.78%) Microsoft 365
5 502 (46.78%) Azure
6 422 (39.33%) VMware
7 396 (36.91%) Windows Server
8 332 (30.94%) PowerShell
9 304 (28.33%) ITIL
10 287 (26.75%) VMware Infrastructure
10 287 (26.75%) Windows 10
11 249 (23.21%) Microsoft Intune
12 235 (21.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 234 (21.81%) Citrix
14 214 (19.94%) Azure Active Directory
15 209 (19.48%) Hyper-V
16 184 (17.15%) DNS
17 180 (16.78%) SharePoint
18 167 (15.56%) SQL
19 165 (15.38%) Cisco
20 152 (14.17%) Windows Server 2012
21 151 (14.07%) SCOM
22 144 (13.42%) Microsoft Office
23 130 (12.12%) MS Exchange
23 130 (12.12%) Windows Server 2016
24 128 (11.93%) Microsoft Certification
25 127 (11.84%) Data Centre
26 126 (11.74%) Service Management
27 119 (11.09%) SAN
28 117 (10.90%) 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
1 180 (16.78%) SharePoint
2 130 (12.12%) MS Exchange
3 45 (4.19%) Skype for Business
4 42 (3.91%) IIS
5 22 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (1.40%) Apache
7 11 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (0.56%) Ethereum
9 5 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.28%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.19%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.093%) JBoss
12 1 (0.093%) nginx
12 1 (0.093%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.093%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.093%) WebSphere
Applications
1 144 (13.42%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (2.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (1.03%) Workfront
2 6 (0.56%) Quorum
2 6 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.19%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.19%) Relativity
5 1 (0.093%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 620 (57.78%) Microsoft 365
2 502 (46.78%) Azure
3 214 (19.94%) Azure Active Directory
4 117 (10.90%) AWS
5 114 (10.62%) IaaS
6 105 (9.79%) PaaS
7 74 (6.90%) SaaS
8 42 (3.91%) Mimecast
9 38 (3.54%) OneDrive
10 21 (1.96%) Power Platform
11 15 (1.40%) GCP
12 12 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (0.65%) PowerApps
14 6 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
14 6 (0.56%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 5 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
15 5 (0.47%) Route 53
16 4 (0.37%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 184 (17.15%) DNS
2 119 (11.09%) SAN
3 109 (10.16%) Firewall
4 105 (9.79%) DHCP
5 97 (9.04%) Skype
6 86 (8.01%) WAN
7 79 (7.36%) TCP/IP
8 78 (7.27%) Unified Communications
9 70 (6.52%) LAN
10 67 (6.24%) VPN
11 49 (4.57%) VLAN
12 45 (4.19%) NetScaler
13 43 (4.01%) VoIP
14 41 (3.82%) Wi-Fi
15 39 (3.63%) Cisco ASA
16 23 (2.14%) NAS
17 19 (1.77%) MPLS
18 16 (1.49%) Cisco Nexus
19 15 (1.40%) Wireless
20 14 (1.30%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (9.97%) SQL Server
2 30 (2.80%) Amazon RDS
3 17 (1.58%) Power BI
4 15 (1.40%) Azure SQL Database
5 13 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (0.37%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.28%) Big Data
9 3 (0.28%) MySQL
9 3 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.19%) MS Access
11 1 (0.093%) Amazon Aurora
11 1 (0.093%) Data Lake
11 1 (0.093%) DB2
11 1 (0.093%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.093%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.093%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.093%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (1.03%) MSI
2 8 (0.75%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.47%) JIRA
4 4 (0.37%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.37%) InstallShield
4 4 (0.37%) Subversion
4 4 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.19%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.19%) GitLab
5 2 (0.19%) Snyk
6 1 (0.093%) Chocolatey
6 1 (0.093%) Inno Setup
6 1 (0.093%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.093%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.093%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 108 (10.07%) Finance
2 56 (5.22%) Law
3 55 (5.13%) Legal
4 33 (3.08%) Banking
5 31 (2.89%) Public Sector
6 19 (1.77%) Telecoms
7 16 (1.49%) Retail
8 12 (1.12%) Marketing
9 11 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.03%) Publishing
10 10 (0.93%) Back Office
11 8 (0.75%) Local Government
12 7 (0.65%) Advertising
12 7 (0.65%) Electronics
12 7 (0.65%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.56%) Front Office
13 6 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.47%) Fire and Rescue
15 4 (0.37%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.37%) Games
Job Titles
1 184 (17.15%) Analyst
2 175 (16.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 120 (11.18%) Support Engineer
4 89 (8.29%) Support Analyst
5 74 (6.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 74 (6.90%) Consultant
6 67 (6.24%) Architect
7 65 (6.06%) IT Support
8 61 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support
9 60 (5.59%) 3rd Line Support
9 60 (5.59%) IT Analyst
10 49 (4.57%) IT Engineer
11 45 (4.19%) Service Analyst
12 44 (4.10%) Senior Analyst
13 43 (4.01%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 43 (4.01%) Windows Engineer
14 37 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 37 (3.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
14 37 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
15 36 (3.36%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.30%) Web Services
2 13 (1.21%) .NET
3 9 (0.84%) HTML
4 7 (0.65%) OAuth
4 7 (0.65%) SAML
4 7 (0.65%) XMPP
5 6 (0.56%) Software Packaging
5 6 (0.56%) WSH
6 5 (0.47%) COM
6 5 (0.47%) XML
7 3 (0.28%) JSON
7 3 (0.28%) LDAP
7 3 (0.28%) Node.js
7 3 (0.28%) YAML
8 1 (0.093%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.093%) Ajax
8 1 (0.093%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.093%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 127 (11.84%) Data Centre
2 80 (7.46%) Public Cloud
3 56 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (4.47%) Management Information System
5 34 (3.17%) Clustering
6 30 (2.80%) PKI
7 29 (2.70%) Private Cloud
8 23 (2.14%) Hybrid Cloud
9 20 (1.86%) User Experience
10 17 (1.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 16 (1.49%) Hedge funds
11 16 (1.49%) Replication
11 16 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
12 12 (1.12%) Smartphone
13 11 (1.03%) Fat Client
13 11 (1.03%) Thin Client
14 10 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
16 8 (0.75%) EPoS
16 8 (0.75%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 746 (69.52%) Windows
2 396 (36.91%) Windows Server
3 287 (26.75%) Windows 10
4 152 (14.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 130 (12.12%) Windows Server 2016
6 114 (10.62%) Linux
7 96 (8.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 79 (7.36%) Windows Server 2019
9 70 (6.52%) Windows 7
10 35 (3.26%) Unix
11 26 (2.42%) Android
11 26 (2.42%) Mac OS
12 20 (1.86%) Mac OS X
13 17 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 16 (1.49%) Apple iOS
15 12 (1.12%) Windows 8
16 10 (0.93%) Solaris
17 9 (0.84%) CentOS
17 9 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
18 4 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 304 (28.33%) ITIL
2 235 (21.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 126 (11.74%) Service Management
4 103 (9.60%) ITSM
5 96 (8.95%) Problem-Solving
6 91 (8.48%) Configuration Management
7 89 (8.29%) Change Management
8 84 (7.83%) Problem Management
9 83 (7.74%) Service Delivery
10 81 (7.55%) Migration
11 75 (6.99%) DevOps
11 75 (6.99%) Incident Management
12 69 (6.43%) Application Packaging
13 58 (5.41%) Project Delivery
14 54 (5.03%) Disaster Recovery
15 51 (4.75%) Cybersecurity
16 50 (4.66%) ITIL V3
16 50 (4.66%) Presales
17 43 (4.01%) Stakeholder Management
18 42 (3.91%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 332 (30.94%) PowerShell
2 167 (15.56%) SQL
3 37 (3.45%) Python
4 26 (2.42%) Perl
5 22 (2.05%) VB
6 18 (1.68%) C++
7 14 (1.30%) Java
8 13 (1.21%) VBScript
9 11 (1.03%) Bash Shell
10 10 (0.93%) VB.NET
11 9 (0.84%) C#
12 8 (0.75%) RPG
12 8 (0.75%) RPG IV
13 5 (0.47%) C
14 4 (0.37%) JavaScript
15 3 (0.28%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.093%) AWK
16 1 (0.093%) sed
16 1 (0.093%) VC++
Qualifications
1 128 (11.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 87 (8.11%) MCSE
3 68 (6.34%) Security Cleared
4 62 (5.78%) Cisco Certification
5 58 (5.41%) SC Cleared
6 55 (5.13%) CCNA
7 52 (4.85%) ITIL Certification
8 49 (4.57%) Degree
9 45 (4.19%) MCSA
10 29 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
11 18 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 17 (1.58%) SSCP
13 16 (1.49%) MCITP
14 15 (1.40%) CCNP
15 14 (1.30%) CompTIA Security+
15 14 (1.30%) RHCSA
16 12 (1.12%) A+ Certification
16 12 (1.12%) RHCE
17 11 (1.03%) CISSP
17 11 (1.03%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (7.83%) SLA
2 16 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.30%) GDPR
4 8 (0.75%) QA
5 4 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 3 (0.28%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.093%) COBIT
7 1 (0.093%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 733 (68.31%) Active Directory
2 287 (26.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 209 (19.48%) Hyper-V
4 62 (5.78%) XenApp
5 47 (4.38%) Virtual Desktop
5 47 (4.38%) vSphere
6 45 (4.19%) XenDesktop
7 41 (3.82%) BitLocker
8 39 (3.63%) VMware ESXi
9 31 (2.89%) Firmware
10 29 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
11 28 (2.61%) Virtual Machines
12 26 (2.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 23 (2.14%) Microsoft App-V
14 15 (1.40%) VMware NSX
15 12 (1.12%) Docker
16 4 (0.37%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 4 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
17 3 (0.28%) NFS
17 3 (0.28%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 249 (23.21%) Microsoft Intune
2 151 (14.07%) SCOM
3 42 (3.91%) SCVMM
4 38 (3.54%) WSUS
5 30 (2.80%) NetBackup
6 29 (2.70%) SCOrch
7 26 (2.42%) Failover Clustering
7 26 (2.42%) Single Sign-On
8 25 (2.33%) Jamf Pro
8 25 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
9 22 (2.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 19 (1.77%) Nagios
11 18 (1.68%) McAfee ePO
12 14 (1.30%) Terraform
13 13 (1.21%) Ansible
14 12 (1.12%) AirWatch
14 12 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
15 11 (1.03%) Backup Exec
16 10 (0.93%) vCenter Server
16 10 (0.93%) WMI
Vendors
1 689 (64.21%) Microsoft
2 422 (39.33%) VMware
3 234 (21.81%) Citrix
4 165 (15.38%) Cisco
5 86 (8.01%) Veeam
6 70 (6.52%) SolarWinds
7 60 (5.59%) Apple
8 56 (5.22%) McAfee
9 51 (4.75%) ServiceNow
10 48 (4.47%) HP
11 47 (4.38%) Symantec
12 43 (4.01%) Ivanti
12 43 (4.01%) NetApp
13 39 (3.63%) Sophos
14 38 (3.54%) EMC
14 38 (3.54%) Red Hat
15 34 (3.17%) Dell
16 30 (2.80%) IBM
17 28 (2.61%) iManage
18 22 (2.05%) Remedy