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

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
UK
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 173 200 223
Rank change year-on-year +27 +23 +37
Permanent jobs citing SCCM 2,329 2,529 2,732
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.96% 1.71% 1.55%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.13% 14.49% 15.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2,002 2,105 2,312
Median annual salary £47,476 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.50% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,275 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,250 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 15,391 17,458 17,110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.96% 11.78% 9.71%
Number of salaries quoted 11,848 13,613 13,680
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +6.48% +2.86%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 28 March 2020.

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 28 March 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 +22 2,129 £45,000 - 284
UK excluding London +29 1,262 £40,000 - 229
London +40 970 £52,500 +5.00% 80
South East +3 348 £45,000 - 47
North of England +87 294 £37,250 +6.43% 60
Midlands +29 278 £43,000 -2.27% 35
Work from Home +63 228 £65,000 +8.33% 16
North West +92 163 £36,000 -2.70% 23
West Midlands -8 144 £40,000 -9.09% 19
East Midlands +56 133 £47,500 +11.76% 15
South West -2 130 £40,000 - 30
Yorkshire +50 108 £40,000 +6.67% 26
East of England -26 108 £45,000 +12.50% 33
Scotland +82 74 £39,015 +13.81% 16
Wales -10 26 £38,500 +2.67% 9
North East -21 23 £32,500 +15.04% 11
Northern Ireland +23 8 - -

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 1,896 (81.41%) Windows
2 1,565 (67.20%) Microsoft
3 1,547 (66.42%) Active Directory
4 1,250 (53.67%) Office 365
5 857 (36.80%) Azure
6 828 (35.55%) Windows 10
7 795 (34.13%) Windows Server
7 795 (34.13%) VMware
8 621 (26.66%) Citrix
9 613 (26.32%) ITIL
10 591 (25.38%) PowerShell
11 520 (22.33%) VMware Infrastructure
12 464 (19.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 416 (17.86%) Microsoft Intune
14 409 (17.56%) Finance
15 407 (17.48%) Hyper-V
16 382 (16.40%) DNS
17 353 (15.16%) SCOM
18 350 (15.03%) Microsoft Office
19 346 (14.86%) SharePoint
20 325 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
21 320 (13.74%) Data Centre
22 316 (13.57%) Windows 7
23 308 (13.22%) Cisco
24 301 (12.92%) DHCP
25 293 (12.58%) Problem-Solving
26 274 (11.76%) Windows Server 2016
27 273 (11.72%) SLA
28 272 (11.68%) SQL Server
29 265 (11.38%) 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
1 346 (14.86%) SharePoint
2 261 (11.21%) MS Exchange
3 218 (9.36%) Skype for Business
4 68 (2.92%) IIS
5 52 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 35 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (0.90%) Confluence
8 14 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
9 13 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
10 12 (0.52%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (0.26%) SAS
13 4 (0.17%) Apache
13 4 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.17%) Sitefinity
14 3 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.086%) Drupal
16 1 (0.043%) GlassFish
16 1 (0.043%) JCAPS
16 1 (0.043%) Moodle
Applications
1 350 (15.03%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.17%) CINEMA 4D
7 3 (0.13%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.043%) Abaqus
8 1 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.043%) InDesign
8 1 (0.043%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.043%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.043%) Revit
Business Applications
1 18 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.26%) Eikon
3 5 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.086%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.086%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.043%) assyst
5 1 (0.043%) Carpe Diem
5 1 (0.043%) Faxination
5 1 (0.043%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.043%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 1,250 (53.67%) Office 365
2 857 (36.80%) Azure
3 250 (10.73%) AWS
4 249 (10.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 151 (6.48%) IaaS
6 142 (6.10%) SaaS
7 139 (5.97%) PaaS
8 123 (5.28%) OneDrive
9 45 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
10 39 (1.67%) Mimecast
11 31 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
11 31 (1.33%) Serverless
11 31 (1.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 26 (1.12%) Power Platform
13 24 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
14 21 (0.90%) Amazon S3
15 20 (0.86%) Akamai
16 19 (0.82%) Yammer
17 17 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
18 16 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 382 (16.40%) DNS
2 301 (12.92%) DHCP
3 265 (11.38%) Firewall
4 250 (10.73%) LAN
5 245 (10.52%) SAN
6 235 (10.09%) Skype
7 231 (9.92%) WAN
8 189 (8.12%) TCP/IP
9 165 (7.08%) VPN
10 105 (4.51%) VoIP
11 89 (3.82%) Wireless
12 81 (3.48%) NAS
13 75 (3.22%) NetScaler
14 54 (2.32%) VLAN
15 53 (2.28%) Internet
16 45 (1.93%) Wi-Fi
17 34 (1.46%) VSAN
18 29 (1.25%) Remote Desktop
19 25 (1.07%) Unified Communications
20 24 (1.03%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (11.68%) SQL Server
2 37 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
3 28 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
5 17 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (0.69%) Power BI
7 15 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (0.47%) Big Data
9 9 (0.39%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 9 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (0.30%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.17%) DTS
11 4 (0.17%) MySQL
12 3 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.13%) SQL Server 2014
13 2 (0.086%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.086%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.086%) SQL Server 2019
14 1 (0.043%) MongoDB
14 1 (0.043%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 61 (2.62%) MSI
2 47 (2.02%) JIRA
3 42 (1.80%) Octopus Deploy
4 27 (1.16%) TeamCity
5 23 (0.99%) Git (software)
6 20 (0.86%) WinDbg
7 19 (0.82%) InstallShield
8 16 (0.69%) AdminStudio
9 12 (0.52%) Visual Studio
9 12 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
10 9 (0.39%) AutoIt
10 9 (0.39%) Bitbucket
11 8 (0.34%) Jenkins
12 6 (0.26%) Subversion
13 5 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 4 (0.17%) TestRail
14 4 (0.17%) Zephyr
15 1 (0.043%) GitLab
15 1 (0.043%) Grunt
15 1 (0.043%) gulp
General
1 409 (17.56%) Finance
2 150 (6.44%) Public Sector
3 130 (5.58%) Retail
4 80 (3.43%) Banking
5 76 (3.26%) Law
6 51 (2.19%) Local Government
7 43 (1.85%) Telecoms
8 39 (1.67%) Legal
9 26 (1.12%) Games
10 24 (1.03%) Back Office
11 21 (0.90%) Marketing
12 15 (0.64%) German Language
13 14 (0.60%) Advertising
13 14 (0.60%) French Language
13 14 (0.60%) Publishing
13 14 (0.60%) Spanish Language
14 13 (0.56%) Italian Language
15 10 (0.43%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.43%) Manufacturing
16 7 (0.30%) Fire and Rescue
Job Titles
1 375 (16.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 354 (15.20%) Analyst
3 254 (10.91%) Support Engineer
4 204 (8.76%) Consultant
5 187 (8.03%) Architect
6 176 (7.56%) IT Support
7 162 (6.96%) Support Analyst
8 151 (6.48%) Desktop Support
9 133 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
10 127 (5.45%) IT Engineer
11 113 (4.85%) Administrator
12 96 (4.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 92 (3.95%) Systems Administrator
14 86 (3.69%) Desktop Engineer
15 84 (3.61%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 79 (3.39%) Service Analyst
17 77 (3.31%) 3rd Line Support
18 70 (3.01%) Windows Engineer
19 69 (2.96%) Systems Engineer
20 68 (2.92%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (1.59%) .NET
2 25 (1.07%) JSON
2 25 (1.07%) LDAP
3 24 (1.03%) Web Services
4 23 (0.99%) Software Packaging
5 19 (0.82%) ASP.NET
6 15 (0.64%) Node.js
7 11 (0.47%) Middleware
8 10 (0.43%) HTML
9 9 (0.39%) XML
10 7 (0.30%) SailPoint
11 6 (0.26%) AngularJS
11 6 (0.26%) jQuery
12 5 (0.21%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.21%) CSS
12 5 (0.21%) CSS3
12 5 (0.21%) Flash
12 5 (0.21%) HTML5
12 5 (0.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 4 (0.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 320 (13.74%) Data Centre
2 130 (5.58%) Management Information System
3 114 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
4 93 (3.99%) Self-Motivation
5 91 (3.91%) User Experience
6 72 (3.09%) Smartphone
7 70 (3.01%) Video Conferencing
8 66 (2.83%) Hybrid Cloud
9 58 (2.49%) Public Cloud
10 49 (2.10%) Clustering
11 48 (2.06%) Driving Licence
12 46 (1.98%) iPad
13 38 (1.63%) PKI
13 38 (1.63%) Private Cloud
14 35 (1.50%) Fat Client
14 35 (1.50%) iPhone
14 35 (1.50%) Thin Client
15 24 (1.03%) Blackberry
16 20 (0.86%) BYOD
17 19 (0.82%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,896 (81.41%) Windows
2 828 (35.55%) Windows 10
3 795 (34.13%) Windows Server
4 316 (13.57%) Windows 7
5 274 (11.76%) Windows Server 2016
6 250 (10.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 223 (9.57%) Linux
8 203 (8.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 121 (5.20%) Apple iOS
10 113 (4.85%) Android
11 82 (3.52%) Windows Server 2019
12 75 (3.22%) Windows 8
13 72 (3.09%) Mac OS
14 60 (2.58%) Mac OS X
15 48 (2.06%) Unix
15 48 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
16 32 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 24 (1.03%) CentOS
18 18 (0.77%) Ubuntu
19 15 (0.64%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 613 (26.32%) ITIL
2 464 (19.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 293 (12.58%) Problem-Solving
4 232 (9.96%) Migration
5 189 (8.12%) Service Management
6 173 (7.43%) Agile Software Development
7 166 (7.13%) Application Packaging
8 163 (7.00%) Service Delivery
9 133 (5.71%) Project Delivery
10 123 (5.28%) DevOps
11 121 (5.20%) Project Management
12 117 (5.02%) Problem Management
13 113 (4.85%) Presales
14 107 (4.59%) Disaster Recovery
15 106 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
16 102 (4.38%) Change Management
17 99 (4.25%) Mentoring
18 96 (4.12%) Root Cause Analysis
19 93 (3.99%) Patch Management
20 92 (3.95%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 591 (25.38%) PowerShell
2 260 (11.16%) SQL
3 87 (3.74%) VBScript
4 45 (1.93%) Python
5 30 (1.29%) Java
6 29 (1.25%) C#
7 28 (1.20%) C
8 26 (1.12%) VB
9 25 (1.07%) C++
9 25 (1.07%) T-SQL
10 24 (1.03%) Bash Shell
11 18 (0.77%) JavaScript
12 15 (0.64%) Go
13 14 (0.60%) Ruby
13 14 (0.60%) VBA
14 10 (0.43%) R
15 6 (0.26%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.21%) PHP
17 2 (0.086%) Perl
18 1 (0.043%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 325 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 190 (8.16%) MCSE
3 142 (6.10%) Degree
4 140 (6.01%) Security Cleared
5 116 (4.98%) MCSA
6 73 (3.13%) SC Cleared
7 68 (2.92%) DV Cleared
8 67 (2.88%) MCP
9 58 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
10 48 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
11 46 (1.98%) CCNA
12 41 (1.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 36 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
14 30 (1.29%) CCNP
15 23 (0.99%) A+ Certification
16 19 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
16 19 (0.82%) MCSD
17 18 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 18 (0.77%) MCITP
18 17 (0.73%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 273 (11.72%) SLA
2 45 (1.93%) QA
3 35 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 33 (1.42%) PCI DSS
5 20 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials
6 13 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.47%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.39%) COBIT
8 9 (0.39%) GDPR
8 9 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 9 (0.39%) PMO
9 8 (0.34%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.13%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 1,547 (66.42%) Active Directory
2 520 (22.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 407 (17.48%) Hyper-V
4 256 (10.99%) XenApp
5 196 (8.42%) XenDesktop
6 136 (5.84%) Microsoft App-V
7 131 (5.62%) VMware ESXi
8 129 (5.54%) vSphere
9 72 (3.09%) Virtual Machines
10 60 (2.58%) Virtual Desktop
11 33 (1.42%) Virtual Servers
12 30 (1.29%) Firmware
12 30 (1.29%) Terminal Server
13 24 (1.03%) BitLocker
14 22 (0.94%) Terminal Services
15 21 (0.90%) VMware NSX
16 19 (0.82%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 18 (0.77%) DFS Replication
18 12 (0.52%) Docker
19 10 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 416 (17.86%) Microsoft Intune
2 353 (15.16%) SCOM
3 208 (8.93%) WSUS
4 64 (2.75%) SCVMM
5 55 (2.36%) SCOrch
5 55 (2.36%) vCenter Server
6 38 (1.63%) Jamf Pro
6 38 (1.63%) Puppet
7 36 (1.55%) Ansible
7 36 (1.55%) vRealize
8 33 (1.42%) Nagios
9 30 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
10 27 (1.16%) Terraform
11 25 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
12 22 (0.94%) AirWatch
12 22 (0.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 22 (0.94%) NetBackup
13 20 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
14 19 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
15 18 (0.77%) Avamar
Vendors
1 1,565 (67.20%) Microsoft
2 795 (34.13%) VMware
3 621 (26.66%) Citrix
4 308 (13.22%) Cisco
5 188 (8.07%) HP
6 167 (7.17%) Apple
7 108 (4.64%) NetApp
8 106 (4.55%) EMC
9 98 (4.21%) Dell
10 67 (2.88%) McAfee
11 62 (2.66%) SolarWinds
12 61 (2.62%) ServiceNow
13 59 (2.53%) Avaya
14 57 (2.45%) Red Hat
15 56 (2.40%) Bloomberg
16 54 (2.32%) Reuters
16 54 (2.32%) Symantec
17 51 (2.19%) Veeam
18 44 (1.89%) 3PAR
19 41 (1.76%) Oracle