Period
to 28 January 2020

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 28 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 166 211 238
Rank change year-on-year +45 +27 +34
Permanent jobs citing SCCM 2,554 2,557 2,586
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.03% 1.69% 1.50%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.90% 14.92% 16.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2,019 2,057 2,152
UK median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,500 £42,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year -7.06% +8.97% +1.30%

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 16,065 17,137 15,610
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.79% 11.34% 9.07%
Number of salaries quoted 12,260 13,388 12,706
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,250 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%

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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 2020. 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 +32 2,333 £42,750 -5.00% 394
UK excluding London +35 1,387 £39,500 -7.06% 303
London +33 1,061 £50,000 - 111
South East +4 348 £41,750 -7.22% 83
North of England +70 315 £36,000 +2.86% 76
Midlands +50 305 £42,500 -5.56% 53
South West +28 182 £40,000 +14.29% 44
West Midlands +26 181 £40,000 -11.11% 26
North West +101 175 £35,000 +3.70% 44
East Midlands +49 124 £47,500 +11.76% 27
Yorkshire +25 121 £40,000 +6.67% 26
East of England -12 118 £39,000 -2.50% 27
Scotland +47 70 £37,750 +2.03% 17
Wales +7 39 £38,500 +2.67% 2
North East 0 19 £32,500 +18.18% 6
Northern Ireland +21 14 £42,500 +30.77%

For the 6 months to 28 January 2020, 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 2,124 (83.16%) Windows
2 1,691 (66.21%) Microsoft
3 1,683 (65.90%) Active Directory
4 1,295 (50.70%) Office 365
5 938 (36.73%) Windows Server
6 883 (34.57%) Windows 10
7 861 (33.71%) Azure
8 845 (33.09%) VMware
9 739 (28.94%) ITIL
10 640 (25.06%) PowerShell
11 631 (24.71%) Citrix
12 581 (22.75%) VMware Infrastructure
13 518 (20.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 436 (17.07%) Microsoft Office
15 434 (16.99%) DNS
16 425 (16.64%) Hyper-V
17 424 (16.60%) Finance
18 406 (15.90%) SharePoint
19 399 (15.62%) Windows 7
20 397 (15.54%) Microsoft Intune
21 367 (14.37%) SCOM
22 365 (14.29%) DHCP
22 365 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
23 363 (14.21%) Cisco
24 356 (13.94%) Data Centre
25 326 (12.76%) SLA
26 311 (12.18%) MS Exchange
27 307 (12.02%) Problem-Solving
28 305 (11.94%) Skype
29 302 (11.82%) 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
1 406 (15.90%) SharePoint
2 311 (12.18%) MS Exchange
3 269 (10.53%) Skype for Business
4 88 (3.45%) IIS
5 67 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 39 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 23 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
8 21 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
9 19 (0.74%) Confluence
10 14 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 14 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
11 11 (0.43%) Apache
12 9 (0.35%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.20%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.16%) nginx
15 3 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
16 2 (0.078%) Drupal
17 1 (0.039%) GlassFish
Applications
1 436 (17.07%) Microsoft Office
2 74 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 60 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.31%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.27%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.16%) CINEMA 4D
8 2 (0.078%) Abaqus
8 2 (0.078%) Revit
8 2 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.039%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.039%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.039%) InDesign
9 1 (0.039%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.039%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.39%) assyst
3 5 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.16%) Eikon
4 4 (0.16%) Workfront
5 2 (0.078%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.078%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.039%) Eze OMS
Cloud Services
1 1,295 (50.70%) Office 365
2 861 (33.71%) Azure
3 283 (11.08%) AWS
4 237 (9.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 128 (5.01%) OneDrive
6 125 (4.89%) IaaS
7 115 (4.50%) SaaS
8 113 (4.42%) PaaS
9 56 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
10 37 (1.45%) Mimecast
11 29 (1.14%) Serverless
12 27 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 26 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
14 24 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
15 21 (0.82%) Power Platform
16 18 (0.70%) Amazon S3
17 16 (0.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 16 (0.63%) Route 53
17 16 (0.63%) Yammer
18 15 (0.59%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 434 (16.99%) DNS
2 365 (14.29%) DHCP
3 305 (11.94%) Skype
4 302 (11.82%) Firewall
5 273 (10.69%) LAN
5 273 (10.69%) WAN
6 253 (9.91%) SAN
7 244 (9.55%) TCP/IP
8 172 (6.73%) VPN
9 116 (4.54%) VoIP
10 111 (4.35%) Wireless
11 98 (3.84%) NetScaler
12 95 (3.72%) NAS
13 83 (3.25%) VLAN
14 69 (2.70%) Internet
15 54 (2.11%) Remote Desktop
16 50 (1.96%) Unified Communications
17 41 (1.61%) VSAN
18 37 (1.45%) Broadband
18 37 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 279 (10.92%) SQL Server
2 37 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
3 17 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
4 15 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (0.47%) Power BI
7 11 (0.43%) Big Data
7 11 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (0.35%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 9 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (0.27%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.23%) MySQL
10 6 (0.23%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.16%) DTS
13 3 (0.12%) Azure SQL Database
14 2 (0.078%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
14 2 (0.078%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (0.078%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 91 (3.56%) MSI
2 45 (1.76%) Octopus Deploy
3 41 (1.61%) JIRA
4 39 (1.53%) InstallShield
5 34 (1.33%) TeamCity
6 26 (1.02%) AdminStudio
7 25 (0.98%) Git (software)
8 20 (0.78%) Visual Studio
9 18 (0.70%) WinDbg
10 14 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
11 9 (0.35%) AutoIt
11 9 (0.35%) TestRail
11 9 (0.35%) Zephyr
12 8 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 5 (0.20%) Bitbucket
13 5 (0.20%) Subversion
14 3 (0.12%) Sonatype Nexus
15 2 (0.078%) GCC
15 2 (0.078%) Jenkins
15 2 (0.078%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 424 (16.60%) Finance
2 167 (6.54%) Public Sector
3 140 (5.48%) Retail
4 93 (3.64%) Banking
5 78 (3.05%) Telecoms
6 54 (2.11%) Law
7 42 (1.64%) Local Government
8 30 (1.17%) Legal
8 30 (1.17%) Marketing
9 28 (1.10%) Back Office
10 26 (1.02%) Manufacturing
11 22 (0.86%) Games
12 21 (0.82%) Advertising
13 20 (0.78%) Automotive
14 19 (0.74%) Electronics
15 15 (0.59%) Financial Institution
15 15 (0.59%) Publishing
16 12 (0.47%) Fire and Rescue
17 11 (0.43%) Police
18 10 (0.39%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 437 (17.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 374 (14.64%) Analyst
3 294 (11.51%) Support Engineer
4 224 (8.77%) Architect
5 204 (7.99%) IT Support
6 180 (7.05%) Consultant
7 164 (6.42%) Desktop Support
8 160 (6.26%) Support Analyst
9 132 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support
9 132 (5.17%) Desktop Engineer
10 130 (5.09%) Administrator
11 128 (5.01%) IT Engineer
12 125 (4.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 102 (3.99%) Service Analyst
14 99 (3.88%) Systems Administrator
15 93 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support
16 88 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
17 84 (3.29%) Windows Engineer
18 81 (3.17%) SCCM Engineer
19 78 (3.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (1.37%) .NET
2 34 (1.33%) Web Services
3 29 (1.14%) LDAP
4 27 (1.06%) JSON
4 27 (1.06%) Software Packaging
5 21 (0.82%) ASP.NET
6 16 (0.63%) CSS
6 16 (0.63%) HTML
7 15 (0.59%) Node.js
7 15 (0.59%) SailPoint
8 13 (0.51%) AngularJS
8 13 (0.51%) jQuery
9 12 (0.47%) .NET Framework
9 12 (0.47%) CSS3
9 12 (0.47%) HTML5
9 12 (0.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 11 (0.43%) Middleware
10 11 (0.43%) XML
11 5 (0.20%) COM
11 5 (0.20%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 356 (13.94%) Data Centre
2 189 (7.40%) Management Information System
3 128 (5.01%) Self-Motivation
4 119 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
5 103 (4.03%) User Experience
6 86 (3.37%) Hybrid Cloud
7 85 (3.33%) Smartphone
8 84 (3.29%) Video Conferencing
9 78 (3.05%) Clustering
10 66 (2.58%) Driving Licence
11 48 (1.88%) Public Cloud
12 47 (1.84%) Blackberry
13 44 (1.72%) Fat Client
13 44 (1.72%) Thin Client
14 43 (1.68%) PKI
15 39 (1.53%) iPad
15 39 (1.53%) iPhone
16 35 (1.37%) Hedge funds
17 34 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
18 30 (1.17%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2,124 (83.16%) Windows
2 938 (36.73%) Windows Server
3 883 (34.57%) Windows 10
4 399 (15.62%) Windows 7
5 298 (11.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 286 (11.20%) Linux
7 265 (10.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 123 (4.82%) Android
9 122 (4.78%) Apple iOS
10 96 (3.76%) Windows 8
11 86 (3.37%) Mac OS
12 56 (2.19%) Mac OS X
13 54 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
14 49 (1.92%) Unix
15 25 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 21 (0.82%) CentOS
17 20 (0.78%) Windows XP
18 14 (0.55%) AIX
18 14 (0.55%) Ubuntu
18 14 (0.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 739 (28.94%) ITIL
2 518 (20.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 307 (12.02%) Problem-Solving
4 267 (10.45%) Migration
5 253 (9.91%) Service Management
6 190 (7.44%) Agile Software Development
7 181 (7.09%) Application Packaging
8 164 (6.42%) Project Management
9 163 (6.38%) Service Delivery
10 137 (5.36%) Change Management
11 135 (5.29%) Project Delivery
12 134 (5.25%) Asset Management
12 134 (5.25%) Mobile Device Management
13 121 (4.74%) Patch Management
14 118 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
15 117 (4.58%) Root Cause Analysis
16 113 (4.42%) Mentoring
17 110 (4.31%) ITSM
18 108 (4.23%) DevOps
19 106 (4.15%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 640 (25.06%) PowerShell
2 294 (11.51%) SQL
3 101 (3.95%) VBScript
4 47 (1.84%) Python
5 45 (1.76%) Java
6 41 (1.61%) C++
7 36 (1.41%) C
8 31 (1.21%) Bash Shell
8 31 (1.21%) VB
9 28 (1.10%) C#
10 25 (0.98%) JavaScript
11 21 (0.82%) T-SQL
12 16 (0.63%) Go
13 14 (0.55%) Ruby
14 12 (0.47%) PHP
15 10 (0.39%) VBA
16 9 (0.35%) R
17 7 (0.27%) Shell Script
18 4 (0.16%) Perl
19 3 (0.12%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 365 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 219 (8.57%) MCSE
3 203 (7.95%) Security Cleared
4 153 (5.99%) MCSA
5 149 (5.83%) Degree
6 94 (3.68%) MCP
7 88 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
8 86 (3.37%) SC Cleared
9 85 (3.33%) DV Cleared
10 71 (2.78%) CCNA
11 43 (1.68%) A+ Certification
12 38 (1.49%) CCNP
13 37 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
14 35 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 25 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
15 25 (0.98%) MCDST
16 24 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 20 (0.78%) CCA
18 19 (0.74%) MCITP
18 19 (0.74%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 326 (12.76%) SLA
2 55 (2.15%) QA
3 51 (2.00%) PCI DSS
4 43 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 32 (1.25%) Cyber Essentials
6 18 (0.70%) COBIT
6 18 (0.70%) ISO 9001
7 14 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 12 (0.47%) PMO
9 10 (0.39%) Data Quality
9 10 (0.39%) GDPR
10 7 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 19770
12 3 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.078%) NCSC
13 2 (0.078%) NIST
13 2 (0.078%) RMADS
14 1 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1,683 (65.90%) Active Directory
2 581 (22.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 425 (16.64%) Hyper-V
4 293 (11.47%) XenApp
5 179 (7.01%) vSphere
6 171 (6.70%) XenDesktop
7 156 (6.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 147 (5.76%) VMware ESXi
9 115 (4.50%) Virtual Machines
10 68 (2.66%) Virtual Desktop
11 48 (1.88%) Virtual Servers
12 37 (1.45%) Terminal Services
13 32 (1.25%) Firmware
14 28 (1.10%) BitLocker
15 19 (0.74%) VMware NSX
16 14 (0.55%) DFS Replication
16 14 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
17 12 (0.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 12 (0.47%) Terminal Server
18 7 (0.27%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 397 (15.54%) Microsoft Intune
2 367 (14.37%) SCOM
3 234 (9.16%) WSUS
4 70 (2.74%) SCOrch
5 56 (2.19%) SCVMM
6 51 (2.00%) vCenter Server
7 46 (1.80%) Jamf Pro
8 45 (1.76%) vRealize
9 39 (1.53%) Nessus
10 38 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
10 38 (1.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 37 (1.45%) Puppet
12 36 (1.41%) AirWatch
12 36 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
13 32 (1.25%) Nagios
14 30 (1.17%) Ansible
15 29 (1.14%) NetBackup
16 27 (1.06%) Backup Exec
17 25 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
17 25 (0.98%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 1,691 (66.21%) Microsoft
2 845 (33.09%) VMware
3 631 (24.71%) Citrix
4 363 (14.21%) Cisco
5 211 (8.26%) HP
6 201 (7.87%) Apple
7 116 (4.54%) Dell
8 108 (4.23%) EMC
8 108 (4.23%) NetApp
9 96 (3.76%) McAfee
10 92 (3.60%) SolarWinds
11 86 (3.37%) Veeam
12 78 (3.05%) Symantec
13 72 (2.82%) ServiceNow
14 62 (2.43%) Oracle
15 60 (2.35%) Avaya
16 55 (2.15%) Palo Alto
17 54 (2.11%) SAP
18 51 (2.00%) Bloomberg
19 49 (1.92%) 3PAR