Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 220 252 245
Rank change year-on-year +32 -7 +13
Permanent jobs citing SCCM 2,671 2,502 2,820
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.57% 1.41% 1.42%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.12% 15.86% 15.96%
Number of salaries quoted 2,159 2,070 2,404
UK median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +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 17,666 15,778 17,664
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.42% 8.91% 8.90%
Number of salaries quoted 14,039 12,750 14,350
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,620 £31,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 +37 2,534 £45,000 +5.88% 236
UK excluding London +24 1,491 £40,000 +3.90% 168
London +30 1,125 £50,000 -4.76% 82
South East -5 443 £45,000 +17.26% 36
North of England +40 312 £36,176 -3.53% 36
Midlands +4 302 £40,000 +3.90% 24
South West +70 220 £45,000 +27.49% 33
Yorkshire +34 173 £37,500 - 17
East Midlands +30 160 £35,000 -12.50% 12
West Midlands -17 138 £42,500 +10.39% 12
East of England -15 134 £45,000 +12.50% 24
North West +26 123 £30,000 -22.58% 15
Scotland -17 55 £33,750 -30.77% 11
Wales +3 22 £38,500 -17.20% 4
North East -14 16 £36,250 +12.40% 4
Northern Ireland - 8 £24,500 -
Channel Islands -4 3 £35,000 -46.15%

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 2,212 (82.82%) Windows
2 1,789 (66.98%) Active Directory
3 1,690 (63.27%) Microsoft
4 1,168 (43.73%) Windows Server
5 1,122 (42.01%) Office 365
6 1,118 (41.86%) VMware
7 889 (33.28%) ITIL
8 787 (29.46%) Windows 10
9 725 (27.14%) PowerShell
10 707 (26.47%) Windows 7
11 678 (25.38%) VMware Infrastructure
12 667 (24.97%) Microsoft Azure
13 654 (24.49%) Citrix
14 567 (21.23%) Windows Server 2012
15 546 (20.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 522 (19.54%) Microsoft Office
17 503 (18.83%) Hyper-V
18 490 (18.35%) MS Exchange
18 490 (18.35%) Finance
19 485 (18.16%) Windows Server 2008
20 476 (17.82%) DNS
21 472 (17.67%) Microsoft Certification
22 471 (17.63%) SCOM
23 424 (15.87%) Cisco
24 422 (15.80%) SQL Server
25 396 (14.83%) DHCP
26 349 (13.07%) SQL
27 331 (12.39%) SAN
28 314 (11.76%) MCSE
28 314 (11.76%) Firewall

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
1 490 (18.35%) MS Exchange
2 251 (9.40%) SharePoint
3 219 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 218 (8.16%) Skype for Business
5 139 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 75 (2.81%) IIS
7 56 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2007
8 44 (1.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 41 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
10 28 (1.05%) OpenStack
11 18 (0.67%) Apache
12 15 (0.56%) Confluence
13 13 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
13 13 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
14 12 (0.45%) IBM Notes
14 12 (0.45%) WebLogic
15 10 (0.37%) CloudStack
15 10 (0.37%) JBoss
15 10 (0.37%) WebSphere
15 10 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 522 (19.54%) Microsoft Office
2 73 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 44 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (0.49%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.15%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.075%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.037%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.037%) Maya
10 1 (0.037%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 26 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
2 16 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.26%) Eikon
4 6 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.19%) Elite 3E
6 3 (0.11%) Visualfiles
7 2 (0.075%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.075%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.037%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.037%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,122 (42.01%) Office 365
2 667 (24.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 294 (11.01%) Amazon AWS
4 113 (4.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 79 (2.96%) IaaS
6 57 (2.13%) Mimecast
7 47 (1.76%) PaaS
8 39 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
9 31 (1.16%) OneDrive
10 27 (1.01%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 27 (1.01%) SaaS
11 17 (0.64%) G Suite
12 14 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
13 7 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (0.22%) Yammer
15 4 (0.15%) Slack
16 3 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 3 (0.11%) Cloudflare
16 3 (0.11%) GitHub
17 2 (0.075%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 476 (17.82%) DNS
2 396 (14.83%) DHCP
3 331 (12.39%) SAN
4 314 (11.76%) Firewall
5 252 (9.43%) TCP/IP
6 201 (7.53%) LAN
7 178 (6.66%) Skype
8 162 (6.07%) VPN
9 145 (5.43%) WAN
10 86 (3.22%) VoIP
11 81 (3.03%) Wireless
12 72 (2.70%) NAS
13 61 (2.28%) NetScaler
14 60 (2.25%) VLAN
15 55 (2.06%) Network Security
16 53 (1.98%) Remote Desktop
17 52 (1.95%) Unified Communications
18 51 (1.91%) Intrusion Detection
19 48 (1.80%) Internet
20 40 (1.50%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 422 (15.80%) SQL Server
2 48 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 25 (0.94%) MySQL
5 18 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (0.64%) Relational Database
7 16 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
7 16 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
9 9 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (0.30%) Big Data
10 8 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.11%) Power BI
14 2 (0.075%) Geospatial Data
14 2 (0.075%) InfluxDB
14 2 (0.075%) SQL Server 2000
15 1 (0.037%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 97 (3.63%) MSI
2 43 (1.61%) InstallShield
3 37 (1.39%) WinDbg
4 28 (1.05%) JIRA
5 26 (0.97%) AdminStudio
6 15 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
7 12 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (0.37%) Jenkins
9 7 (0.26%) Git (software)
9 7 (0.26%) WiX
10 6 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 5 (0.19%) GCC
12 4 (0.15%) TeamCity
12 4 (0.15%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.15%) Wise Package Studio
13 2 (0.075%) Gerrit
13 2 (0.075%) Vagrant
13 2 (0.075%) Zephyr
14 1 (0.037%) AutoIt
14 1 (0.037%) Dreamweaver
General
1 490 (18.35%) Finance
2 136 (5.09%) Retail
3 123 (4.61%) Banking
4 65 (2.43%) Investment Banking
5 61 (2.28%) Law
6 58 (2.17%) Telecoms
7 54 (2.02%) Legal
8 38 (1.42%) Back Office
9 36 (1.35%) Front Office
9 36 (1.35%) Marketing
10 35 (1.31%) Manufacturing
11 34 (1.27%) Games
12 25 (0.94%) Advertising
13 23 (0.86%) Financial Institution
14 15 (0.56%) Aerospace
14 15 (0.56%) Publishing
15 11 (0.41%) Billing
16 8 (0.30%) Electronics
17 7 (0.26%) Automotive
17 7 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 481 (18.01%) Analyst
2 469 (17.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 376 (14.08%) Support Engineer
4 338 (12.65%) Desktop Support
5 243 (9.10%) Support Analyst
6 203 (7.60%) Architect
7 200 (7.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 186 (6.96%) Windows Engineer
9 184 (6.89%) IT Support
9 184 (6.89%) SCCM Engineer
10 157 (5.88%) Consultant
11 153 (5.73%) Desktop Engineer
12 152 (5.69%) 2nd Line Support
13 142 (5.32%) 3rd Line Support
14 134 (5.02%) Service Analyst
15 120 (4.49%) IT Engineer
16 114 (4.27%) Infrastructure Support
17 111 (4.16%) Administrator
18 104 (3.89%) IT Analyst
19 96 (3.59%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (3.41%) Web Services
2 65 (2.43%) Software Packaging
3 53 (1.98%) .NET
4 29 (1.09%) HTML
5 22 (0.82%) .NET Framework
6 19 (0.71%) CSS
6 19 (0.71%) Flash
7 15 (0.56%) Middleware
8 13 (0.49%) COM
8 13 (0.49%) LDAP
9 12 (0.45%) Ajax
10 11 (0.41%) WSH
11 10 (0.37%) XML
12 9 (0.34%) 802.1X
13 7 (0.26%) AngularJS
13 7 (0.26%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (0.26%) Dapper ORM
13 7 (0.26%) Entity Framework
13 7 (0.26%) NHibernate
13 7 (0.26%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 295 (11.04%) Data Centre
2 206 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
3 168 (6.29%) Self-Motivation
4 124 (4.64%) Management Information System
5 82 (3.07%) Clustering
6 81 (3.03%) Blackberry
7 64 (2.40%) Fat Client
7 64 (2.40%) Thin Client
7 64 (2.40%) Video Conferencing
8 62 (2.32%) Computer Science
9 55 (2.06%) User Experience
10 52 (1.95%) Hybrid Cloud
11 46 (1.72%) Driving Licence
12 39 (1.46%) Public Cloud
13 38 (1.42%) PKI
14 36 (1.35%) CMDB
15 35 (1.31%) Hedge funds
16 32 (1.20%) Private Cloud
17 29 (1.09%) iPhone
18 28 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 2,212 (82.82%) Windows
2 1,168 (43.73%) Windows Server
3 787 (29.46%) Windows 10
4 707 (26.47%) Windows 7
5 567 (21.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 485 (18.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 199 (7.45%) Linux
8 106 (3.97%) Windows 8
9 96 (3.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 89 (3.33%) Mac OS X
11 78 (2.92%) Android
12 60 (2.25%) Apple iOS
13 50 (1.87%) Windows XP
14 46 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 42 (1.57%) Mac OS
16 23 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
17 20 (0.75%) Ubuntu
17 20 (0.75%) Unix
18 19 (0.71%) CentOS
19 9 (0.34%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 889 (33.28%) ITIL
2 546 (20.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 272 (10.18%) Problem-Solving
4 247 (9.25%) Service Management
5 175 (6.55%) ITIL V3
6 171 (6.40%) Service Delivery
7 169 (6.33%) Project Management
8 167 (6.25%) Migration
9 159 (5.95%) ITSM
10 155 (5.80%) Patch Management
11 152 (5.69%) Problem Management
12 151 (5.65%) Asset Management
13 148 (5.54%) Application Packaging
14 139 (5.20%) Mobile Device Management
15 137 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
16 136 (5.09%) Presales
17 114 (4.27%) Mentoring
18 112 (4.19%) Disaster Recovery
19 108 (4.04%) Change Management
20 100 (3.74%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 725 (27.14%) PowerShell
2 349 (13.07%) SQL
3 172 (6.44%) VBScript
4 46 (1.72%) C#
5 40 (1.50%) VB
6 37 (1.39%) Python
7 30 (1.12%) Bash Shell
8 28 (1.05%) JavaScript
9 24 (0.90%) C
9 24 (0.90%) Ruby
10 15 (0.56%) VB.NET
11 14 (0.52%) Perl
12 9 (0.34%) Java
13 8 (0.30%) VBA
14 7 (0.26%) PHP
14 7 (0.26%) Shell Script
14 7 (0.26%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.037%) Korn
15 1 (0.037%) R
Qualifications
1 472 (17.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 314 (11.76%) MCSE
3 222 (8.31%) Security Cleared
4 181 (6.78%) Degree
5 158 (5.92%) MCSA
6 142 (5.32%) SC Cleared
7 120 (4.49%) MCP
8 108 (4.04%) ITIL Certification
9 93 (3.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 91 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
11 73 (2.73%) CCNA
12 67 (2.51%) MCITP
13 60 (2.25%) DV Cleared
14 59 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
15 32 (1.20%) MCTS
16 27 (1.01%) CCNP
16 27 (1.01%) PMI Certification
17 26 (0.97%) A+ Certification
17 26 (0.97%) MCDST
17 26 (0.97%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 255 (9.55%) SLA
2 72 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (0.79%) PCI DSS
4 18 (0.67%) PMO
5 17 (0.64%) GDPR
6 15 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 14 (0.52%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 7 (0.26%) ISO 14001
11 6 (0.22%) GCP
11 6 (0.22%) QA
12 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 19770
12 4 (0.15%) PMBOK
13 3 (0.11%) COBIT
13 3 (0.11%) COSHH
14 2 (0.075%) GAMP
15 1 (0.037%) Data Quality
15 1 (0.037%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1,789 (66.98%) Active Directory
2 678 (25.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 503 (18.83%) Hyper-V
4 303 (11.34%) Microsoft App-V
5 251 (9.40%) vSphere
6 229 (8.57%) XenApp
7 163 (6.10%) VMware ESXi
8 149 (5.58%) XenDesktop
9 113 (4.23%) BitLocker
10 103 (3.86%) Virtual Desktop
11 75 (2.81%) Virtual Machines
12 63 (2.36%) Virtual Servers
13 46 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 41 (1.54%) VMware Workstation
14 41 (1.54%) XenServer
15 33 (1.24%) Firmware
16 25 (0.94%) Terminal Services
17 13 (0.49%) ProxySG
17 13 (0.49%) VMware NSX
17 13 (0.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 471 (17.63%) SCOM
2 187 (7.00%) WSUS
3 150 (5.62%) Microsoft Intune
4 109 (4.08%) SCOrch
5 105 (3.93%) SCVMM
6 53 (1.98%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 51 (1.91%) SCSM
8 50 (1.87%) Backup Exec
9 49 (1.83%) vCenter Server
10 48 (1.80%) Puppet
11 43 (1.61%) AirWatch
12 40 (1.50%) Microsoft Clustering
13 38 (1.42%) NetBackup
14 36 (1.35%) Perfmon
15 35 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
15 35 (1.31%) vRealize
16 34 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
17 30 (1.12%) Ansible
17 30 (1.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 30 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1,690 (63.27%) Microsoft
2 1,118 (41.86%) VMware
3 654 (24.49%) Citrix
4 424 (15.87%) Cisco
5 192 (7.19%) HP
6 180 (6.74%) Apple
7 126 (4.72%) Veeam
8 117 (4.38%) SolarWinds
9 98 (3.67%) McAfee
10 97 (3.63%) NetApp
11 90 (3.37%) EMC
12 86 (3.22%) Ivanti
13 77 (2.88%) Bloomberg
13 77 (2.88%) Symantec
14 76 (2.85%) Dell
15 75 (2.81%) Google
16 73 (2.73%) ServiceNow
17 68 (2.55%) Adobe
18 66 (2.47%) CommVault
19 62 (2.32%) Oracle