Period
to 17 January 2022

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 17 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 280 219 170
Rank change year-on-year -61 -49 +44
Permanent jobs citing SCCM 1,595 943 2,559
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.27% 1.54% 2.03%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.74% 9.31% 15.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,362 805 2,077
10th Percentile £25,750 £27,850 £25,750
25th Percentile £30,750 £36,000 £31,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £46,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -7.61% +8.24% -5.56%
75th Percentile £57,500 £63,438 £57,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £76,250 £72,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year -11.76% +7.59% -5.39%

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 20,619 10,127 16,280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.41% 16.52% 12.90%
Number of salaries quoted 13,388 8,420 12,580
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £46,125 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £60,563 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +15.58% +0.94% +4.35%
75th Percentile £87,500 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £93,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -

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 17 January 2022.

Salary histogram for SCCM in the UK

SCCM
Top 18 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 17 January 2022. 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 -54 1,427 £41,500 -10.75% 264
UK excluding London -36 952 £37,500 -11.76% 192
London -81 539 £54,000 -10.00% 85
North of England -57 277 £36,500 -15.12% 57
Work from Home -124 276 £53,000 -3.64% 37
South East -79 212 £35,000 -30.00% 48
Midlands -32 195 £42,500 - 39
North West -17 140 £40,000 -4.76% 32
East of England -9 127 £29,000 -17.14% 17
Yorkshire -50 121 £36,000 -20.00% 17
West Midlands -39 110 £42,500 -5.56% 22
East Midlands -20 79 £42,500 +13.33% 17
South West -48 72 £35,000 -1.75% 17
Scotland -33 41 £44,047 +11.51% 8
Wales -21 28 £42,500 +13.33% 5
North East -32 16 £37,250 -25.50% 8
Channel Islands - 4 £38,000 -
Northern Ireland - 4 £36,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 January 2022, 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 1,248 (78.24%) Windows
2 1,121 (70.28%) Active Directory
3 1,112 (69.72%) Microsoft
4 965 (60.50%) Microsoft 365
5 826 (51.79%) Azure
6 571 (35.80%) Windows Server
7 564 (35.36%) VMware
8 545 (34.17%) Windows 10
9 517 (32.41%) ITIL
10 515 (32.29%) PowerShell
11 505 (31.66%) Microsoft Intune
12 429 (26.90%) Social Skills
13 374 (23.45%) Citrix
14 320 (20.06%) VMware Infrastructure
15 313 (19.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 285 (17.87%) Microsoft Office
17 275 (17.24%) Finance
18 271 (16.99%) DNS
19 267 (16.74%) Azure Active Directory
20 250 (15.67%) Problem-Solving
21 237 (14.86%) SLA
22 235 (14.73%) SharePoint
23 234 (14.67%) VPN
24 225 (14.11%) Hyper-V
25 215 (13.48%) DHCP
26 202 (12.66%) Microsoft Certification
27 201 (12.60%) Firewall
28 191 (11.97%) WAN
28 191 (11.97%) SQL
29 182 (11.41%) SQL Server

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
1 235 (14.73%) SharePoint
2 177 (11.10%) MS Exchange
3 86 (5.39%) IIS
4 62 (3.89%) Skype for Business
5 11 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (0.50%) SAS
7 7 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (0.38%) Confluence
9 4 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.25%) CMS
9 4 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.13%) Apache
12 1 (0.063%) LiveLink
12 1 (0.063%) nginx
12 1 (0.063%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 285 (17.87%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.50%) Chatbot
5 5 (0.31%) AutoCAD
5 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.31%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.063%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.063%) Blender
6 1 (0.063%) InDesign
6 1 (0.063%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.50%) NetSuite
2 8 (0.50%) Workfront
3 6 (0.38%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.19%) Carpe Diem
4 3 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.063%) Alphatax
5 1 (0.063%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.063%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.063%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 965 (60.50%) Microsoft 365
2 826 (51.79%) Azure
3 267 (16.74%) Azure Active Directory
4 160 (10.03%) AWS
5 141 (8.84%) IaaS
6 132 (8.28%) PaaS
7 105 (6.58%) SaaS
8 95 (5.96%) OneDrive
9 51 (3.20%) GCP
10 45 (2.82%) Power Platform
11 38 (2.38%) Power Automate
12 34 (2.13%) Mimecast
13 30 (1.88%) Dynamics 365
14 28 (1.76%) Azure Stack
15 27 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 23 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
16 23 (1.44%) Nutanix
17 22 (1.38%) Azure Monitor
17 22 (1.38%) PowerApps
18 21 (1.32%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 271 (16.99%) DNS
2 234 (14.67%) VPN
3 215 (13.48%) DHCP
4 201 (12.60%) Firewall
5 191 (11.97%) WAN
6 175 (10.97%) LAN
7 132 (8.28%) SAN
8 97 (6.08%) Skype
9 90 (5.64%) TCP/IP
10 68 (4.26%) Wi-Fi
11 66 (4.14%) Unified Communications
12 61 (3.82%) Remote Desktop
13 50 (3.13%) Network Security
14 45 (2.82%) VoIP
15 36 (2.26%) Wireless
16 35 (2.19%) SSL
17 31 (1.94%) VLAN
18 27 (1.69%) NAS
19 21 (1.32%) PBX
20 20 (1.25%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (11.41%) SQL Server
2 48 (3.01%) Big Data
3 25 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
3 25 (1.57%) Power BI
4 23 (1.44%) MySQL
5 5 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.19%) DTS
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.19%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.063%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.063%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.063%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 48 (3.01%) Octopus Deploy
1 48 (3.01%) TeamCity
2 19 (1.19%) JIRA
3 14 (0.88%) MSI
4 6 (0.38%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.38%) WinDbg
5 5 (0.31%) AutoIt
6 4 (0.25%) InstallShield
6 4 (0.25%) Subversion
6 4 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.19%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 429 (26.90%) Social Skills
2 275 (17.24%) Finance
3 88 (5.52%) Law
4 87 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
5 70 (4.39%) Public Sector
6 61 (3.82%) Banking
7 59 (3.70%) Legal
8 47 (2.95%) Documentation Skills
8 47 (2.95%) Retail
9 36 (2.26%) Organisational Skills
10 31 (1.94%) Telecoms
11 27 (1.69%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 26 (1.63%) Manufacturing
13 25 (1.57%) Back Office
14 24 (1.50%) Games
15 21 (1.32%) French Language
15 21 (1.32%) Presentation Skills
16 19 (1.19%) Advertising
17 17 (1.07%) Marketing
18 16 (1.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 336 (21.07%) Analyst
2 276 (17.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 197 (12.35%) Support Engineer
4 148 (9.28%) Support Analyst
5 138 (8.65%) IT Support
6 126 (7.90%) IT Engineer
7 125 (7.84%) Service Analyst
8 123 (7.71%) Service Desk Analyst
9 108 (6.77%) Architect
10 106 (6.65%) Consultant
11 104 (6.52%) Desktop Support
12 103 (6.46%) 2nd Line Support
13 89 (5.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 71 (4.45%) IT Analyst
14 71 (4.45%) Windows Engineer
15 63 (3.95%) IT Support Engineer
16 61 (3.82%) Technical Consultant
17 59 (3.70%) Desktop Engineer
17 59 (3.70%) Technical Support
18 57 (3.57%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (3.26%) ARM Templates
2 35 (2.19%) LDAP
3 28 (1.76%) SAML
4 24 (1.50%) JSON
5 20 (1.25%) Web Services
6 15 (0.94%) ServiceStack
7 12 (0.75%) Software Packaging
8 8 (0.50%) COM
9 5 (0.31%) Elastic Stack
10 3 (0.19%) .NET
10 3 (0.19%) Middleware
10 3 (0.19%) REST
11 2 (0.13%) HTML
11 2 (0.13%) OAuth
11 2 (0.13%) X-Windows
12 1 (0.063%) 802.1X
12 1 (0.063%) ADO
12 1 (0.063%) CSS
12 1 (0.063%) OLE DB
12 1 (0.063%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 176 (11.03%) Data Centre
2 137 (8.59%) Public Cloud
3 82 (5.14%) PKI
4 76 (4.76%) Clustering
5 62 (3.89%) Management Information System
6 57 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
7 53 (3.32%) Hybrid Cloud
8 49 (3.07%) Cloud Native
9 45 (2.82%) iPhone
10 39 (2.45%) Enterprise Storage
10 39 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
11 35 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
11 35 (2.19%) User Experience
12 33 (2.07%) Blackberry
13 25 (1.57%) Replication
14 23 (1.44%) iPad
15 22 (1.38%) Driving Licence
15 22 (1.38%) Mobile App
16 21 (1.32%) Smartphone
17 20 (1.25%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1,248 (78.24%) Windows
2 571 (35.80%) Windows Server
3 545 (34.17%) Windows 10
4 177 (11.10%) Linux
5 176 (11.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 176 (11.03%) Windows Server 2016
6 122 (7.65%) Windows Server 2019
7 105 (6.58%) Windows 7
8 82 (5.14%) Android
8 82 (5.14%) Apple iOS
9 78 (4.89%) Mac OS
9 78 (4.89%) Windows Server 2008
10 35 (2.19%) Mac OS X
10 35 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (1.13%) Unix
12 17 (1.07%) CentOS
13 16 (1.00%) Windows 8
14 15 (0.94%) Ubuntu
14 15 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (0.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 517 (32.41%) ITIL
2 313 (19.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 250 (15.67%) Problem-Solving
4 155 (9.72%) Service Management
5 145 (9.09%) ITSM
6 119 (7.46%) Change Management
7 113 (7.08%) DevOps
8 107 (6.71%) Migration
9 105 (6.58%) Mobile Device Management
10 98 (6.14%) Incident Management
11 96 (6.02%) Continuous Improvement
12 91 (5.71%) Project Management
13 89 (5.58%) Presales
14 88 (5.52%) Root Cause Analysis
15 85 (5.33%) Problem Management
16 82 (5.14%) Computer Science
17 81 (5.08%) Service Delivery
18 75 (4.70%) Software Deployment
19 74 (4.64%) Change Control
20 71 (4.45%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 515 (32.29%) PowerShell
2 191 (11.97%) SQL
3 26 (1.63%) Python
4 23 (1.44%) VBScript
5 17 (1.07%) Bash
6 11 (0.69%) Perl
7 10 (0.63%) C
8 8 (0.50%) PHP
9 6 (0.38%) VB
10 5 (0.31%) JavaScript
10 5 (0.31%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.25%) C#
12 3 (0.19%) Ruby
13 2 (0.13%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.063%) AWK
14 1 (0.063%) C++
14 1 (0.063%) Groovy
14 1 (0.063%) sed
14 1 (0.063%) Winbatch
Qualifications
1 202 (12.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 146 (9.15%) Degree
3 143 (8.97%) Security Cleared
4 115 (7.21%) SC Cleared
5 108 (6.77%) MCSE
6 80 (5.02%) MCSA
7 78 (4.89%) MCP
8 49 (3.07%) ITIL Certification
9 42 (2.63%) A+ Certification
10 36 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
11 34 (2.13%) CCNA
12 28 (1.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 25 (1.57%) Citrix Certification
13 25 (1.57%) MCTS
14 23 (1.44%) CCA
14 23 (1.44%) DV Cleared
15 20 (1.25%) Network+ Certification
16 19 (1.19%) AWS Certification
17 18 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
18 15 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 237 (14.86%) SLA
2 27 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (1.63%) Cyber Essentials
4 21 (1.32%) GDPR
5 16 (1.00%) QA
6 13 (0.82%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 7 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 6 (0.38%) PMO
10 3 (0.19%) GxP
10 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.13%) Accessibility
11 2 (0.13%) NIST
12 1 (0.063%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.063%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,121 (70.28%) Active Directory
2 320 (20.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 225 (14.11%) Hyper-V
4 98 (6.14%) vSphere
5 97 (6.08%) Virtual Desktop
6 62 (3.89%) VMware ESXi
7 56 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
8 53 (3.32%) XenApp
9 38 (2.38%) BitLocker
10 35 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
11 30 (1.88%) XenDesktop
12 27 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
13 19 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 16 (1.00%) Terminal Services
15 12 (0.75%) Firmware
16 10 (0.63%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 8 (0.50%) Docker
18 7 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
19 6 (0.38%) NFS
19 6 (0.38%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 505 (31.66%) Microsoft Intune
2 150 (9.40%) SCOM
3 92 (5.77%) WSUS
4 74 (4.64%) Jamf Pro
5 52 (3.26%) Puppet
6 51 (3.20%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 48 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
8 39 (2.45%) SCVMM
9 36 (2.26%) Terraform
10 35 (2.19%) Single Sign-On
11 27 (1.69%) NetBackup
12 26 (1.63%) AirWatch
12 26 (1.63%) SCOrch
12 26 (1.63%) vCenter Server
13 24 (1.50%) Ansible
14 22 (1.38%) Backup Exec
15 17 (1.07%) Kubernetes
15 17 (1.07%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 15 (0.94%) Failover Clustering
17 12 (0.75%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 1,112 (69.72%) Microsoft
2 564 (35.36%) VMware
3 374 (23.45%) Citrix
4 154 (9.66%) Cisco
5 138 (8.65%) Apple
6 130 (8.15%) HP
7 129 (8.09%) Veeam
8 102 (6.39%) ServiceNow
9 71 (4.45%) Dell
10 60 (3.76%) Ivanti
11 47 (2.95%) Commvault
11 47 (2.95%) Red Hat
12 44 (2.76%) EMC
13 43 (2.70%) 3PAR
14 40 (2.51%) Google
14 40 (2.51%) iManage
14 40 (2.51%) Sophos
15 38 (2.38%) NetApp
16 36 (2.26%) McAfee
17 34 (2.13%) Symantec