Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 310 205 174
Rank change year-on-year -105 -31 +53
Permanent jobs citing SCCM 1,417 815 2,782
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.14% 1.70% 2.03%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.74% 10.41% 15.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,206 666 2,263
10th Percentile £25,000 £29,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £30,313 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £48,481 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -12.34% +14.07% -5.56%
75th Percentile £56,250 £65,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £77,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.50% - -

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 21,018 7,826 18,019
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.88% 16.34% 13.13%
Number of salaries quoted 13,418 6,548 13,770
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £32,000
25th Percentile £48,750 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £93,750 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.04%

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 October 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 17 October 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 -94 1,279 £42,500 -12.37% 314
UK excluding London -42 947 £39,000 -2.50% 250
London -174 406 £52,500 -12.50% 81
North of England -55 251 £36,250 -9.38% 76
Work from Home -158 235 £55,000 - 33
South East -108 224 £41,500 -3.49% 56
Midlands -8 206 £42,500 - 51
North West -11 140 £37,000 -7.50% 37
East of England -39 113 £27,500 -31.25% 31
West Midlands -46 109 £42,500 -13.27% 21
Yorkshire -76 97 £35,000 -9.09% 29
East Midlands -18 91 £42,500 +21.43% 29
South West -39 79 £36,500 -14.12% 20
Scotland -67 44 £47,500 +1.45% 14
Wales -30 37 £42,500 +13.33% 2
North East -40 14 £37,500 -2.60% 10
Channel Islands - 4 £38,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 1,090 (76.92%) Windows
2 962 (67.89%) Microsoft
3 952 (67.18%) Active Directory
4 851 (60.06%) Microsoft 365
5 747 (52.72%) Azure
6 523 (36.91%) VMware
7 495 (34.93%) Windows Server
8 486 (34.30%) Microsoft Intune
9 455 (32.11%) ITIL
10 449 (31.69%) PowerShell
11 438 (30.91%) Windows 10
12 388 (27.38%) Social Skills
13 289 (20.40%) Citrix
14 284 (20.04%) VMware Infrastructure
15 283 (19.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 271 (19.12%) Finance
17 225 (15.88%) Problem-Solving
18 222 (15.67%) Microsoft Office
19 216 (15.24%) SharePoint
20 215 (15.17%) DNS
21 211 (14.89%) Azure Active Directory
22 204 (14.40%) VPN
23 201 (14.18%) Firewall
24 200 (14.11%) SLA
25 192 (13.55%) Hyper-V
26 190 (13.41%) Data Centre
27 182 (12.84%) Microsoft Certification
28 177 (12.49%) DHCP
29 171 (12.07%) SQL
30 164 (11.57%) Cisco

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
1 216 (15.24%) SharePoint
2 144 (10.16%) MS Exchange
3 60 (4.23%) Skype for Business
4 58 (4.09%) IIS
5 14 (0.99%) CMS
6 11 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 9 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (0.56%) SAS
8 8 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.28%) Confluence
12 2 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.071%) Apache
13 1 (0.071%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.071%) LiveLink
Applications
1 222 (15.67%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (2.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.42%) Siemens NX
5 6 (0.42%) Solid Edge
6 5 (0.35%) Acrobat
6 5 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.35%) InDesign
6 5 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.21%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.14%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 25 (1.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.42%) Teamcenter
3 4 (0.28%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.21%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.21%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.21%) Workfront
5 2 (0.14%) Relativity
6 1 (0.071%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.071%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 851 (60.06%) Microsoft 365
2 747 (52.72%) Azure
3 211 (14.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 164 (11.57%) AWS
5 127 (8.96%) IaaS
6 97 (6.85%) PaaS
7 83 (5.86%) OneDrive
8 73 (5.15%) SaaS
9 49 (3.46%) Mimecast
10 48 (3.39%) Power Platform
11 40 (2.82%) GCP
12 37 (2.61%) Power Automate
13 29 (2.05%) PowerApps
14 22 (1.55%) Dynamics 365
15 20 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
15 20 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
16 19 (1.34%) Azure Stack
17 17 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 17 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 13 (0.92%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 215 (15.17%) DNS
2 204 (14.40%) VPN
3 201 (14.18%) Firewall
4 177 (12.49%) DHCP
5 159 (11.22%) WAN
6 158 (11.15%) LAN
7 102 (7.20%) SAN
8 90 (6.35%) TCP/IP
9 78 (5.50%) Skype
10 66 (4.66%) Wi-Fi
11 59 (4.16%) Unified Communications
12 45 (3.18%) Remote Desktop
13 41 (2.89%) Wireless
14 36 (2.54%) VoIP
15 32 (2.26%) Network Security
16 27 (1.91%) NAS
16 27 (1.91%) VLAN
17 25 (1.76%) SSL
18 22 (1.55%) VSAN
19 21 (1.48%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (8.68%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.05%) Big Data
3 25 (1.76%) Amazon RDS
3 25 (1.76%) Power BI
4 19 (1.34%) MySQL
5 11 (0.78%) MongoDB
5 11 (0.78%) NoSQL
5 11 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.071%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.071%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (0.071%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.071%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 29 (2.05%) Octopus Deploy
1 29 (2.05%) TeamCity
2 17 (1.20%) Git (software)
2 17 (1.20%) MSI
3 15 (1.06%) Jenkins
3 15 (1.06%) Visual Studio
4 11 (0.78%) AdminStudio
4 11 (0.78%) GitLab
4 11 (0.78%) Vagrant
5 10 (0.71%) JIRA
6 7 (0.49%) WinDbg
7 6 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.28%) InstallShield
9 3 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.14%) Snyk
10 2 (0.14%) Subversion
11 1 (0.071%) SonarQube
General
1 388 (27.38%) Social Skills
2 271 (19.12%) Finance
3 86 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
4 71 (5.01%) Law
5 52 (3.67%) Documentation Skills
5 52 (3.67%) Legal
6 49 (3.46%) Banking
7 45 (3.18%) Retail
8 39 (2.75%) Public Sector
9 34 (2.40%) Organisational Skills
10 28 (1.98%) Manufacturing
11 27 (1.91%) Presentation Skills
12 25 (1.76%) Advertising
12 25 (1.76%) Telecoms
13 17 (1.20%) Local Government
14 16 (1.13%) French Language
15 13 (0.92%) Financial Institution
15 13 (0.92%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 12 (0.85%) Marketing
17 11 (0.78%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 251 (17.71%) Analyst
2 244 (17.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 188 (13.27%) Support Engineer
4 117 (8.26%) Consultant
5 114 (8.05%) IT Support
6 109 (7.69%) Service Analyst
7 107 (7.55%) Service Desk Analyst
8 100 (7.06%) Support Analyst
9 95 (6.70%) IT Engineer
10 89 (6.28%) 2nd Line Support
11 87 (6.14%) Windows Engineer
12 86 (6.07%) Architect
13 80 (5.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 75 (5.29%) Desktop Support
15 74 (5.22%) 3rd Line Support
16 68 (4.80%) Technical Consultant
17 66 (4.66%) IT Analyst
18 57 (4.02%) Azure Engineer
19 53 (3.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
20 52 (3.67%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (3.60%) ARM Templates
2 20 (1.41%) SAML
3 17 (1.20%) LDAP
4 15 (1.06%) .NET
4 15 (1.06%) JSON
5 14 (0.99%) Software Packaging
5 14 (0.99%) Web Services
6 11 (0.78%) .NET Core
6 11 (0.78%) AngularJS
6 11 (0.78%) ASP.NET
6 11 (0.78%) Django
6 11 (0.78%) Express
6 11 (0.78%) MEAN Stack
6 11 (0.78%) Node.js
6 11 (0.78%) Ruby on Rails
7 8 (0.56%) COM
8 4 (0.28%) REST
9 3 (0.21%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (0.21%) Middleware
10 1 (0.071%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 190 (13.41%) Data Centre
2 158 (11.15%) Public Cloud
3 66 (4.66%) Management Information System
4 54 (3.81%) Video Conferencing
5 53 (3.74%) PKI
6 52 (3.67%) Hybrid Cloud
7 51 (3.60%) Clustering
8 46 (3.25%) Enterprise Storage
9 32 (2.26%) Private Cloud
10 30 (2.12%) Cloud Native
11 26 (1.83%) iPhone
11 26 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
12 24 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
12 24 (1.69%) User Experience
13 23 (1.62%) Fat Client
13 23 (1.62%) Thin Client
14 22 (1.55%) Blackberry
14 22 (1.55%) Smartphone
15 21 (1.48%) Driving Licence
16 20 (1.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1,090 (76.92%) Windows
2 495 (34.93%) Windows Server
3 438 (30.91%) Windows 10
4 156 (11.01%) Linux
5 136 (9.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 102 (7.20%) Windows Server 2016
7 88 (6.21%) Android
7 88 (6.21%) Windows 7
8 79 (5.58%) Mac OS
9 74 (5.22%) Windows Server 2019
10 73 (5.15%) Windows Server 2008
11 72 (5.08%) Apple iOS
12 27 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 24 (1.69%) Unix
14 23 (1.62%) Mac OS X
14 23 (1.62%) Windows 8
15 19 (1.34%) CentOS
16 11 (0.78%) VMS
17 9 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
18 8 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 455 (32.11%) ITIL
2 283 (19.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 225 (15.88%) Problem-Solving
4 150 (10.59%) ITSM
5 134 (9.46%) Service Management
6 127 (8.96%) DevOps
7 113 (7.97%) Service Delivery
8 107 (7.55%) Migration
9 88 (6.21%) Change Management
10 87 (6.14%) Presales
11 82 (5.79%) Continuous Improvement
12 79 (5.58%) Incident Management
12 79 (5.58%) Problem Management
12 79 (5.58%) Project Management
13 76 (5.36%) Mobile Device Management
14 74 (5.22%) Software Deployment
15 73 (5.15%) High Availability
16 67 (4.73%) Computer Science
17 66 (4.66%) Agile Software Development
18 64 (4.52%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 449 (31.69%) PowerShell
2 171 (12.07%) SQL
3 45 (3.18%) Python
4 33 (2.33%) Bash Shell
5 29 (2.05%) VBScript
6 28 (1.98%) Perl
7 25 (1.76%) PHP
8 24 (1.69%) VB
9 20 (1.41%) C
10 17 (1.20%) Ruby
11 15 (1.06%) JavaScript
12 14 (0.99%) C#
13 11 (0.78%) C++
13 11 (0.78%) Java
13 11 (0.78%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.35%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.071%) AWK
15 1 (0.071%) Groovy
15 1 (0.071%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.071%) Winbatch
Qualifications
1 182 (12.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 136 (9.60%) Degree
3 125 (8.82%) Security Cleared
4 102 (7.20%) MCSE
5 83 (5.86%) SC Cleared
6 71 (5.01%) MCP
7 65 (4.59%) MCSA
8 42 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
9 38 (2.68%) CCNA
10 37 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
11 31 (2.19%) Citrix Certification
12 29 (2.05%) A+ Certification
12 29 (2.05%) CCA
13 23 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
14 20 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 19 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 18 (1.27%) Network+ Certification
17 16 (1.13%) DV Cleared
18 15 (1.06%) MCTS
19 14 (0.99%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (14.11%) SLA
2 35 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.55%) Cyber Essentials
4 17 (1.20%) GDPR
5 12 (0.85%) QA
6 11 (0.78%) COBIT
7 10 (0.71%) PMO
8 8 (0.56%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.56%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.21%) NIST
11 2 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.071%) Accessibility
12 1 (0.071%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.071%) ITGC
12 1 (0.071%) NCSC
12 1 (0.071%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 952 (67.18%) Active Directory
2 284 (20.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 192 (13.55%) Hyper-V
4 79 (5.58%) vSphere
5 65 (4.59%) Virtual Desktop
6 59 (4.16%) VMware ESXi
7 52 (3.67%) XenApp
8 51 (3.60%) Microsoft App-V
9 42 (2.96%) BitLocker
10 37 (2.61%) Virtual Machines
11 32 (2.26%) XenDesktop
12 19 (1.34%) Terminal Services
13 17 (1.20%) Docker
13 17 (1.20%) VMware NSX
14 15 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
15 8 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (0.56%) VMware Server
16 7 (0.49%) Firmware
17 6 (0.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 6 (0.42%) NFS
Systems Management
1 486 (34.30%) Microsoft Intune
2 127 (8.96%) SCOM
3 81 (5.72%) Jamf Pro
4 71 (5.01%) WSUS
5 45 (3.18%) Puppet
6 42 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
7 37 (2.61%) Terraform
8 34 (2.40%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 32 (2.26%) Single Sign-On
10 30 (2.12%) Ansible
11 25 (1.76%) SCVMM
12 24 (1.69%) AirWatch
12 24 (1.69%) Failover Clustering
13 22 (1.55%) NetBackup
14 20 (1.41%) Kubernetes
15 18 (1.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 18 (1.27%) SCOrch
16 17 (1.20%) FortiGate
17 13 (0.92%) vCenter Server
18 12 (0.85%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 962 (67.89%) Microsoft
2 523 (36.91%) VMware
3 289 (20.40%) Citrix
4 164 (11.57%) Cisco
5 109 (7.69%) ServiceNow
6 107 (7.55%) Apple
7 101 (7.13%) Veeam
8 82 (5.79%) HP
9 56 (3.95%) NetApp
10 52 (3.67%) Dell
11 47 (3.32%) Ivanti
12 44 (3.11%) Meraki
12 44 (3.11%) Red Hat
13 41 (2.89%) Remedy
14 37 (2.61%) EMC
14 37 (2.61%) Sophos
15 32 (2.26%) iManage
16 30 (2.12%) IBM
16 30 (2.12%) Zscaler
17 29 (2.05%) CommVault