Period
to 17 February 2019

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 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 204 229 271
Rank change year-on-year +25 +42 +4
Permanent jobs citing SCCM 2,523 2,664 2,255
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.69% 1.52% 1.28%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.82% 16.48% 14.62%
Number of salaries quoted 2,005 2,183 1,876
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%
10th Percentile £26,656 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,439 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.82% -2.50% +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 17,020 16,166 15,421
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.38% 9.23% 8.78%
Number of salaries quoted 13,293 13,038 12,479
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +1.94% +3.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +4.65%

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 17 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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 +31 2,405 £45,000 +4.65% 353
UK excluding London +13 1,434 £42,439 +8.82% 227
London +17 1,045 £50,000 - 132
South East +48 446 £46,250 +8.82% 54
Midlands +34 281 £45,000 +14.65% 42
North of England -34 247 £35,000 -1.41% 57
East of England +92 216 £40,000 -5.88% 31
West Midlands +79 202 £45,000 +12.50% 22
South West +2 161 £35,000 -17.65% 38
Yorkshire -5 110 £37,500 +1.35% 17
North West -45 96 £35,000 +14.75% 28
East Midlands -25 79 £45,000 +20.00% 20
Scotland -38 44 £37,250 -6.88% 4
North East +45 41 £26,500 -18.46% 12
Wales +35 31 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Channel Islands +3 9 £33,500 -44.17%
Northern Ireland -12 3 £32,500 +32.65%

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 2,004 (79.43%) Windows
2 1,630 (64.61%) Active Directory
3 1,580 (62.62%) Microsoft
4 1,086 (43.04%) Office 365
5 1,062 (42.09%) VMware
6 1,021 (40.47%) Windows Server
7 935 (37.06%) ITIL
8 803 (31.83%) Windows 10
9 737 (29.21%) VMware Infrastructure
10 728 (28.85%) PowerShell
11 711 (28.18%) Microsoft Azure
12 636 (25.21%) Citrix
13 622 (24.65%) Windows 7
14 548 (21.72%) DNS
15 542 (21.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 537 (21.28%) Windows Server 2012
17 505 (20.02%) Hyper-V
18 498 (19.74%) Windows Server 2008
19 476 (18.87%) DHCP
20 456 (18.07%) MS Exchange
21 446 (17.68%) Microsoft Office
22 433 (17.16%) Cisco
23 423 (16.77%) Finance
24 386 (15.30%) SCOM
25 341 (13.52%) SQL Server
26 338 (13.40%) SQL
27 333 (13.20%) Microsoft Certification
28 321 (12.72%) Problem-Solving
29 320 (12.68%) Firewall
30 316 (12.52%) Data Centre

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
1 456 (18.07%) MS Exchange
2 295 (11.69%) SharePoint
3 200 (7.93%) Skype for Business
4 138 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 99 (3.92%) IIS
6 71 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 59 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2003
8 34 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
9 32 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
10 21 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 17 (0.67%) IBM Domino
12 16 (0.63%) IBM Notes
12 16 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
13 10 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
14 9 (0.36%) OpenStack
15 5 (0.20%) Apache
15 5 (0.20%) CMS
15 5 (0.20%) GroupWise
16 4 (0.16%) Confluence
16 4 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 446 (17.68%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.24%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.16%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.079%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.079%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.079%) Revit
10 1 (0.040%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.040%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.040%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 18 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.20%) Workfront
3 4 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.16%) Elite 3E
3 4 (0.16%) Visualfiles
4 3 (0.12%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.079%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.040%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.040%) Eikon
6 1 (0.040%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 1,086 (43.04%) Office 365
2 711 (28.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 268 (10.62%) Amazon AWS
4 149 (5.91%) Azure Active Directory
5 119 (4.72%) IaaS
6 84 (3.33%) PaaS
7 77 (3.05%) SaaS
8 39 (1.55%) OneDrive
9 37 (1.47%) Mimecast
10 27 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
11 15 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (0.59%) Yammer
12 14 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 6 (0.24%) GitHub
14 5 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.20%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.20%) G Suite
15 4 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 4 (0.16%) Route 53
16 3 (0.12%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 548 (21.72%) DNS
2 476 (18.87%) DHCP
3 320 (12.68%) Firewall
4 230 (9.12%) Skype
5 229 (9.08%) SAN
6 227 (9.00%) LAN
6 227 (9.00%) TCP/IP
7 202 (8.01%) WAN
8 118 (4.68%) VPN
9 84 (3.33%) VoIP
10 79 (3.13%) Network Security
11 76 (3.01%) Wireless
12 74 (2.93%) NetScaler
13 58 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
14 55 (2.18%) VLAN
15 51 (2.02%) Internet
15 51 (2.02%) NAS
16 45 (1.78%) IP Telephony
17 44 (1.74%) Remote Desktop
18 43 (1.70%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 341 (13.52%) SQL Server
2 52 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 32 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 28 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
6 25 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
6 25 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
7 19 (0.75%) Power BI
8 18 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
9 16 (0.63%) MySQL
10 12 (0.48%) NoSQL
11 10 (0.40%) Relational Database
12 8 (0.32%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (0.24%) MongoDB
15 5 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
15 5 (0.20%) Oracle Database 12c
16 4 (0.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 4 (0.16%) Hadoop
16 4 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 100 (3.96%) MSI
2 53 (2.10%) WinDbg
3 47 (1.86%) JIRA
4 34 (1.35%) Git (software)
5 29 (1.15%) InstallShield
6 25 (0.99%) AdminStudio
7 13 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (0.24%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.16%) Jenkins
9 4 (0.16%) Metasploit
9 4 (0.16%) Travis CI
10 3 (0.12%) HP UFT
10 3 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.12%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.079%) Dreamweaver
11 2 (0.079%) Hudson
11 2 (0.079%) Selenium
11 2 (0.079%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.079%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.040%) WiX
General
1 423 (16.77%) Finance
2 136 (5.39%) Banking
3 95 (3.77%) Legal
4 72 (2.85%) Retail
5 64 (2.54%) Law
6 37 (1.47%) Advertising
6 37 (1.47%) Telecoms
7 34 (1.35%) Electronics
8 33 (1.31%) Manufacturing
9 26 (1.03%) Marketing
10 25 (0.99%) Investment Banking
11 18 (0.71%) Games
12 15 (0.59%) Back Office
13 14 (0.55%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.36%) Automotive
15 8 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.28%) Aerospace
17 6 (0.24%) Billing
18 4 (0.16%) Military
18 4 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 471 (18.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 380 (15.06%) Analyst
3 272 (10.78%) Support Engineer
4 167 (6.62%) Desktop Support
4 167 (6.62%) Support Analyst
5 155 (6.14%) SCCM Engineer
6 151 (5.98%) Architect
6 151 (5.98%) IT Engineer
7 144 (5.71%) Consultant
8 140 (5.55%) IT Support
8 140 (5.55%) Windows Engineer
9 129 (5.11%) Desktop Engineer
10 115 (4.56%) 2nd Line Support
11 95 (3.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 95 (3.77%) Service Analyst
12 87 (3.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 82 (3.25%) IT Analyst
13 82 (3.25%) Service Desk Analyst
14 81 (3.21%) Administrator
15 79 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (3.29%) Software Packaging
2 49 (1.94%) Web Services
3 25 (0.99%) SailPoint
4 23 (0.91%) .NET
5 12 (0.48%) WSH
6 11 (0.44%) Middleware
7 9 (0.36%) HTML
8 8 (0.32%) XML
9 6 (0.24%) 802.1X
10 5 (0.20%) COM
10 5 (0.20%) jQuery
10 5 (0.20%) LDAP
10 5 (0.20%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (0.16%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.16%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.16%) CSS
11 4 (0.16%) Elastic Stack
11 4 (0.16%) Kafka
11 4 (0.16%) Node.js
11 4 (0.16%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 316 (12.52%) Data Centre
2 166 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 152 (6.02%) Self-Motivation
4 130 (5.15%) Management Information System
5 110 (4.36%) PKI
6 94 (3.73%) Clustering
7 85 (3.37%) Fat Client
7 85 (3.37%) Thin Client
8 71 (2.81%) Video Conferencing
9 55 (2.18%) Blackberry
10 51 (2.02%) Hedge funds
11 49 (1.94%) Replication
12 46 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
13 44 (1.74%) User Experience
14 38 (1.51%) BYOD
15 35 (1.39%) Fintech
16 29 (1.15%) Driving Licence
16 29 (1.15%) iPad
16 29 (1.15%) Smartphone
17 26 (1.03%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 2,004 (79.43%) Windows
2 1,021 (40.47%) Windows Server
3 803 (31.83%) Windows 10
4 622 (24.65%) Windows 7
5 537 (21.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 498 (19.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 229 (9.08%) Linux
8 150 (5.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 108 (4.28%) Windows 8
10 74 (2.93%) Android
11 67 (2.66%) Apple iOS
12 50 (1.98%) Mac OS X
12 50 (1.98%) Unix
13 46 (1.82%) Mac OS
14 39 (1.55%) Windows XP
15 22 (0.87%) AIX
16 19 (0.75%) Ubuntu
17 18 (0.71%) CentOS
17 18 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 9 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 935 (37.06%) ITIL
2 542 (21.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 321 (12.72%) Problem-Solving
4 228 (9.04%) Application Packaging
5 227 (9.00%) Migration
6 217 (8.60%) Service Delivery
7 216 (8.56%) Service Management
8 213 (8.44%) Agile Software Development
9 184 (7.29%) Patch Management
10 172 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
11 170 (6.74%) Project Management
12 153 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
13 148 (5.87%) Disaster Recovery
14 137 (5.43%) Change Management
15 133 (5.27%) Presales
16 132 (5.23%) ITIL V3
17 123 (4.88%) High Availability
18 120 (4.76%) ITSM
19 117 (4.64%) DevOps
20 113 (4.48%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 728 (28.85%) PowerShell
2 338 (13.40%) SQL
3 162 (6.42%) VBScript
4 49 (1.94%) Python
5 44 (1.74%) VB
6 31 (1.23%) Perl
7 28 (1.11%) Bash Shell
8 19 (0.75%) C
9 16 (0.63%) T-SQL
10 12 (0.48%) Shell Script
11 11 (0.44%) Ruby
12 9 (0.36%) JavaScript
13 8 (0.32%) Java
14 6 (0.24%) C#
14 6 (0.24%) Korn
15 4 (0.16%) PHP
15 4 (0.16%) Scala
16 3 (0.12%) VBA
17 2 (0.079%) R
18 1 (0.040%) AppleScript
Qualifications
1 333 (13.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 245 (9.71%) MCSE
3 189 (7.49%) Security Cleared
4 161 (6.38%) Degree
5 149 (5.91%) ITIL Certification
6 128 (5.07%) MCSA
7 107 (4.24%) SC Cleared
8 85 (3.37%) MCP
9 84 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 75 (2.97%) DV Cleared
11 74 (2.93%) Cisco Certification
12 59 (2.34%) CCNA
13 43 (1.70%) CCNP
14 41 (1.63%) MCDST
15 40 (1.59%) CISSP
16 38 (1.51%) MCITP
17 33 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
18 30 (1.19%) CEH
19 28 (1.11%) CISM
20 27 (1.07%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 223 (8.84%) SLA
2 83 (3.29%) GDPR
3 46 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (1.15%) PMO
5 25 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials
6 20 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 18 (0.71%) PCI DSS
8 17 (0.67%) QA
9 9 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.20%) COBIT
11 4 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
11 4 (0.16%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.040%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.040%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.040%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,630 (64.61%) Active Directory
2 737 (29.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 505 (20.02%) Hyper-V
4 254 (10.07%) XenApp
5 227 (9.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 184 (7.29%) XenDesktop
7 169 (6.70%) vSphere
8 147 (5.83%) VMware ESXi
9 105 (4.16%) BitLocker
10 60 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
11 55 (2.18%) VMware Workstation
12 36 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
12 36 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
13 34 (1.35%) Terminal Server
14 30 (1.19%) Terminal Services
15 24 (0.95%) DFS Replication
16 23 (0.91%) Firmware
17 21 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 20 (0.79%) VMware NSX
19 19 (0.75%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 386 (15.30%) SCOM
2 266 (10.54%) WSUS
3 210 (8.32%) Microsoft Intune
4 131 (5.19%) SCVMM
5 89 (3.53%) SCOrch
6 75 (2.97%) Norton AntiVirus
7 54 (2.14%) vCenter Server
8 52 (2.06%) Perfmon
9 51 (2.02%) IBM BigFix
9 51 (2.02%) McAfee ePO
10 50 (1.98%) Backup Exec
10 50 (1.98%) Single Sign-On
10 50 (1.98%) vRealize
11 48 (1.90%) Ansible
12 47 (1.86%) Puppet
13 46 (1.82%) Microsoft Clustering
14 40 (1.59%) NetBackup
15 38 (1.51%) Jamf Pro
16 34 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
17 33 (1.31%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1,580 (62.62%) Microsoft
2 1,062 (42.09%) VMware
3 636 (25.21%) Citrix
4 433 (17.16%) Cisco
5 242 (9.59%) HP
6 206 (8.16%) Symantec
7 165 (6.54%) Ivanti
7 165 (6.54%) McAfee
8 155 (6.14%) Apple
9 152 (6.02%) IBM
10 122 (4.84%) NetApp
11 118 (4.68%) Dell
12 94 (3.73%) Veeam
13 82 (3.25%) SolarWinds
14 78 (3.09%) ServiceNow
15 64 (2.54%) EMC
16 61 (2.42%) 3PAR
17 54 (2.14%) Sophos
18 53 (2.10%) Bloomberg
18 53 (2.10%) Juniper