Period
to 9 July 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 9 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
UK
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 180 196 229
Rank change year-on-year +16 +33 +38
Permanent jobs citing SCCM 1,483 2,725 2,747
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.90% 1.85% 1.55%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.31% 14.56% 15.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,269 2,395 2,275
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £87,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +1.27%

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 11,140 18,716 18,100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.30% 12.72% 10.19%
Number of salaries quoted 8,881 14,301 14,272
Median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
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 9 July 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 9 July 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 +13 1,378 £50,000 +11.11% 85
UK excluding London +13 803 £43,000 +7.50% 78
London +37 636 £55,000 +4.76% 18
South East +57 266 £48,750 +21.88% 26
North of England +54 171 £41,500 +7.44% 15
Work from Home +12 156 £65,000 -23.53% 10
Midlands -5 148 £47,500 +11.76% 8
South West -23 84 £42,500 -5.56% 10
Yorkshire +86 82 £41,500 -1.19% 6
West Midlands -2 81 £49,000 +15.29% 6
East of England -13 76 £45,000 +28.57% 8
North West +32 71 £41,500 +9.93% 8
East Midlands +23 66 £40,000 - 2
Scotland +89 43 £50,000 +53.47% 2
Wales +20 19 £37,500 +29.31% 8
North East +10 18 £35,000 +10.24% 1
Northern Ireland +22 1 - -

For the 6 months to 9 July 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 1,201 (80.98%) Windows
2 1,003 (67.63%) Active Directory
3 958 (64.60%) Microsoft
4 746 (50.30%) Office 365
5 608 (41.00%) VMware
6 585 (39.45%) Azure
7 529 (35.67%) Windows 10
8 492 (33.18%) Windows Server
9 446 (30.07%) PowerShell
10 433 (29.20%) Citrix
11 393 (26.50%) ITIL
12 388 (26.16%) VMware Infrastructure
13 284 (19.15%) Hyper-V
13 284 (19.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 281 (18.95%) Finance
15 274 (18.48%) SCOM
16 264 (17.80%) Microsoft Intune
17 255 (17.19%) DNS
18 218 (14.70%) Data Centre
19 209 (14.09%) DHCP
20 205 (13.82%) Windows 7
21 199 (13.42%) Microsoft Office
22 187 (12.61%) SQL Server
22 187 (12.61%) Windows Server 2016
23 177 (11.94%) Microsoft Certification
23 177 (11.94%) Azure Active Directory
24 171 (11.53%) Cisco
25 170 (11.46%) XenApp
26 166 (11.19%) Windows Server 2012
27 164 (11.06%) SQL

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
1 162 (10.92%) SharePoint
2 144 (9.71%) MS Exchange
3 104 (7.01%) Skype for Business
4 56 (3.78%) IIS
5 38 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 31 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2013
7 20 (1.35%) Confluence
8 16 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (0.40%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.40%) SAS
10 4 (0.27%) Sitefinity
10 4 (0.27%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.13%) Apache
12 2 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.067%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.067%) CMS
13 1 (0.067%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.067%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.067%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 199 (13.42%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.067%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.34%) Eikon
2 5 (0.34%) Sentinel
3 4 (0.27%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.20%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
5 2 (0.13%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.067%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.067%) Faxination
6 1 (0.067%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 746 (50.30%) Office 365
2 585 (39.45%) Azure
3 177 (11.94%) Azure Active Directory
4 156 (10.52%) AWS
5 110 (7.42%) IaaS
6 102 (6.88%) PaaS
7 80 (5.39%) SaaS
8 54 (3.64%) OneDrive
9 20 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (1.35%) Mimecast
10 16 (1.08%) Power Platform
11 11 (0.74%) Slack
12 10 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
12 10 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 8 (0.54%) Akamai
13 8 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 8 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
13 8 (0.54%) Amazon S3
13 8 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (0.47%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 255 (17.19%) DNS
2 209 (14.09%) DHCP
3 154 (10.38%) LAN
4 143 (9.64%) SAN
5 141 (9.51%) Firewall
6 136 (9.17%) WAN
7 118 (7.96%) TCP/IP
8 111 (7.48%) Skype
9 92 (6.20%) VPN
10 45 (3.03%) NetScaler
11 41 (2.76%) Wi-Fi
11 41 (2.76%) Wireless
12 36 (2.43%) NAS
13 34 (2.29%) VoIP
14 33 (2.23%) Internet
15 26 (1.75%) VLAN
16 23 (1.55%) Remote Desktop
17 21 (1.42%) WLAN
18 19 (1.28%) Unified Communications
19 18 (1.21%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (12.61%) SQL Server
2 23 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
4 19 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
5 13 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (0.67%) MySQL
6 10 (0.67%) Power BI
7 9 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (0.54%) DB2
8 8 (0.54%) Hadoop
8 8 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (0.40%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.27%) SQL Server 2019
12 3 (0.20%) Big Data
12 3 (0.20%) DTS
Development Applications
1 45 (3.03%) JIRA
2 31 (2.09%) MSI
3 16 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
4 10 (0.67%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.47%) Bitbucket
5 7 (0.47%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.47%) WinDbg
6 6 (0.40%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.40%) Subversion
7 5 (0.34%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.067%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.067%) ReSharper
10 1 (0.067%) TestRail
10 1 (0.067%) Zephyr
General
1 281 (18.95%) Finance
2 77 (5.19%) Public Sector
3 62 (4.18%) Banking
4 59 (3.98%) Law
5 55 (3.71%) Retail
6 46 (3.10%) Legal
7 27 (1.82%) Local Government
8 21 (1.42%) Games
9 14 (0.94%) Telecoms
10 12 (0.81%) Marketing
11 11 (0.74%) Back Office
12 9 (0.61%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.61%) French Language
12 9 (0.61%) German Language
12 9 (0.61%) Spanish Language
13 8 (0.54%) Advertising
13 8 (0.54%) Italian Language
14 6 (0.40%) Military
15 5 (0.34%) Manufacturing
16 4 (0.27%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 231 (15.58%) Analyst
2 227 (15.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 130 (8.77%) Support Engineer
4 124 (8.36%) Consultant
5 99 (6.68%) IT Engineer
5 99 (6.68%) Support Analyst
6 93 (6.27%) Administrator
6 93 (6.27%) IT Support
7 88 (5.93%) Architect
8 81 (5.46%) Desktop Support
9 80 (5.39%) Systems Administrator
10 79 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support
11 63 (4.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 63 (4.25%) Windows Engineer
12 56 (3.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 53 (3.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 53 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
14 52 (3.51%) 3rd Line Support
15 50 (3.37%) IT Analyst
16 48 (3.24%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (1.89%) .NET
2 18 (1.21%) Web Services
3 15 (1.01%) LDAP
4 11 (0.74%) Software Packaging
5 10 (0.67%) ASP.NET
5 10 (0.67%) ODBC
6 8 (0.54%) JSON
7 5 (0.34%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (0.20%) COM
8 3 (0.20%) SailPoint
8 3 (0.20%) XMPP
9 2 (0.13%) XML
10 1 (0.067%) Ajax
10 1 (0.067%) COM+
10 1 (0.067%) DCOM
10 1 (0.067%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (0.067%) HTML
10 1 (0.067%) Middleware
10 1 (0.067%) SAML
10 1 (0.067%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 218 (14.70%) Data Centre
2 72 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (4.05%) User Experience
4 55 (3.71%) Self-Motivation
5 47 (3.17%) Public Cloud
6 42 (2.83%) Management Information System
7 39 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
8 36 (2.43%) Clustering
9 32 (2.16%) Hybrid Cloud
10 27 (1.82%) Smartphone
11 26 (1.75%) Private Cloud
12 25 (1.69%) Driving Licence
12 25 (1.69%) PKI
13 24 (1.62%) CMDB
14 20 (1.35%) iPad
14 20 (1.35%) iPhone
15 19 (1.28%) Hedge funds
16 17 (1.15%) Fat Client
16 17 (1.15%) Thin Client
17 16 (1.08%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1,201 (80.98%) Windows
2 529 (35.67%) Windows 10
3 492 (33.18%) Windows Server
4 205 (13.82%) Windows 7
5 187 (12.61%) Windows Server 2016
6 166 (11.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 141 (9.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 140 (9.44%) Linux
9 70 (4.72%) Apple iOS
10 65 (4.38%) Windows Server 2019
11 57 (3.84%) Android
12 52 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
13 37 (2.49%) Unix
14 35 (2.36%) Mac OS
15 34 (2.29%) Windows 8
16 28 (1.89%) Mac OS X
17 24 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 15 (1.01%) CentOS
19 11 (0.74%) Ubuntu
20 10 (0.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (26.50%) ITIL
2 284 (19.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 163 (10.99%) Problem-Solving
4 108 (7.28%) Migration
5 106 (7.15%) Agile Software Development
6 100 (6.74%) Application Packaging
7 95 (6.41%) Service Delivery
8 89 (6.00%) Service Management
9 85 (5.73%) Project Delivery
10 84 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
11 83 (5.60%) DevOps
12 72 (4.86%) Technical Leadership
13 71 (4.79%) Server Management
14 70 (4.72%) Problem Management
15 67 (4.52%) ITSM
15 67 (4.52%) Virtual Environments
16 65 (4.38%) Configuration Management
17 62 (4.18%) Mobile Device Management
18 60 (4.05%) Presales
19 59 (3.98%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 446 (30.07%) PowerShell
2 164 (11.06%) SQL
3 56 (3.78%) VBScript
4 34 (2.29%) Python
5 23 (1.55%) VB
6 18 (1.21%) C#
7 14 (0.94%) T-SQL
7 14 (0.94%) VBA
8 12 (0.81%) Bash Shell
9 11 (0.74%) C
10 6 (0.40%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.20%) Perl
11 3 (0.20%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.13%) R
12 2 (0.13%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.067%) C++
13 1 (0.067%) Java
13 1 (0.067%) PHP
13 1 (0.067%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 177 (11.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 135 (9.10%) Security Cleared
3 100 (6.74%) MCSE
4 81 (5.46%) Degree
5 79 (5.33%) DV Cleared
6 70 (4.72%) SC Cleared
7 59 (3.98%) MCSA
8 42 (2.83%) MCP
9 40 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
10 39 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
11 36 (2.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 32 (2.16%) CCNA
13 23 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
14 18 (1.21%) CCNP
14 18 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
15 13 (0.88%) MCITP
16 9 (0.61%) PMI Certification
16 9 (0.61%) PMP
17 8 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 7 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (8.43%) SLA
2 32 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 17 (1.15%) QA
5 10 (0.67%) GDPR
6 4 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.20%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.20%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.067%) COBIT
8 1 (0.067%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.067%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.067%) ISO 31000
8 1 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 19770
8 1 (0.067%) NIST
8 1 (0.067%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.067%) PMO
System Software
1 1,003 (67.63%) Active Directory
2 388 (26.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 284 (19.15%) Hyper-V
4 170 (11.46%) XenApp
5 142 (9.58%) XenDesktop
6 83 (5.60%) VMware ESXi
7 74 (4.99%) Microsoft App-V
7 74 (4.99%) vSphere
8 56 (3.78%) Virtual Desktop
9 47 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
10 34 (2.29%) Terminal Server
11 22 (1.48%) Firmware
12 21 (1.42%) Virtual Servers
13 16 (1.08%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 15 (1.01%) BitLocker
15 13 (0.88%) VMware Server
16 12 (0.81%) VMware NSX
17 10 (0.67%) DFS Replication
18 9 (0.61%) Docker
19 8 (0.54%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 274 (18.48%) SCOM
2 264 (17.80%) Microsoft Intune
3 128 (8.63%) WSUS
4 78 (5.26%) SCVMM
5 53 (3.57%) Ansible
6 39 (2.63%) vCenter Server
7 37 (2.49%) Puppet
7 37 (2.49%) SCOrch
8 36 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
9 26 (1.75%) NetBackup
10 23 (1.55%) EMC NetWorker
10 23 (1.55%) Single Sign-On
11 21 (1.42%) vRealize
12 20 (1.35%) Jamf Pro
12 20 (1.35%) Nagios
13 19 (1.28%) Microsoft Clustering
14 18 (1.21%) PowerCLI
14 18 (1.21%) Terraform
15 16 (1.08%) Kubernetes
16 13 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 958 (64.60%) Microsoft
2 608 (41.00%) VMware
3 433 (29.20%) Citrix
4 171 (11.53%) Cisco
5 140 (9.44%) HP
6 76 (5.12%) Apple
7 65 (4.38%) EMC
8 55 (3.71%) NetApp
8 55 (3.71%) Symantec
9 53 (3.57%) Dell
10 44 (2.97%) ServiceNow
11 39 (2.63%) Red Hat
11 39 (2.63%) Veeam
12 33 (2.23%) 3PAR
12 33 (2.23%) Ivanti
13 28 (1.89%) Bloomberg
14 26 (1.75%) iManage
14 26 (1.75%) Reuters
14 26 (1.75%) SolarWinds
15 25 (1.69%) McAfee