Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 240 259
Rank change year-on-year +38 +19 +11
Permanent jobs citing SCCM 2,770 2,643 2,497
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.73% 1.47% 1.35%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.59% 16.28% 15.08%
Number of salaries quoted 2,280 2,219 2,118
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.41% -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 17,772 16,234 16,555
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.13% 9.04% 8.96%
Number of salaries quoted 14,031 13,303 13,392
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 2018. 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 +43 2,634 £45,000 +5.88% 277
UK excluding London +33 1,524 £41,500 +6.41% 202
London +41 1,202 £50,000 - 89
South East +46 469 £47,500 +18.75% 58
Midlands +34 293 £42,500 +13.33% 48
North of England -12 275 £35,000 -5.41% 39
South West +49 205 £42,500 +6.25% 27
East of England +92 188 £42,500 +6.25% 16
West Midlands +17 178 £45,000 +20.00% 28
Yorkshire +6 147 £37,500 +5.63% 15
East Midlands +30 113 £32,500 -12.16% 20
North West -53 112 £32,500 -13.90% 17
Scotland -43 55 £37,250 -12.35% 10
Wales +5 30 £37,500 -6.25% 3
North East +3 16 £30,000 -7.69% 7
Channel Islands - 10 £34,250 -
Northern Ireland -1 6 £32,500 +30.00% 1

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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 2,263 (81.70%) Windows
2 1,837 (66.32%) Active Directory
3 1,747 (63.07%) Microsoft
4 1,184 (42.74%) Windows Server
5 1,172 (42.31%) Office 365
6 1,140 (41.16%) VMware
7 965 (34.84%) ITIL
8 862 (31.12%) Windows 10
9 828 (29.89%) PowerShell
10 751 (27.11%) VMware Infrastructure
11 726 (26.21%) Windows 7
11 726 (26.21%) Citrix
12 719 (25.96%) Microsoft Azure
13 628 (22.67%) Windows Server 2012
14 586 (21.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 581 (20.97%) DNS
16 563 (20.32%) Windows Server 2008
17 526 (18.99%) Hyper-V
18 522 (18.84%) MS Exchange
19 498 (17.98%) DHCP
20 494 (17.83%) Finance
21 478 (17.26%) Microsoft Office
22 445 (16.06%) SCOM
23 409 (14.77%) Cisco
24 369 (13.32%) SQL
25 364 (13.14%) Microsoft Certification
26 363 (13.10%) Firewall
27 358 (12.92%) SQL Server
28 332 (11.99%) Problem-Solving
29 328 (11.84%) SharePoint

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
1 522 (18.84%) MS Exchange
2 328 (11.84%) SharePoint
3 213 (7.69%) Skype for Business
4 189 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 110 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 71 (2.56%) IIS
7 60 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
8 57 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2007
9 34 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
10 28 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 26 (0.94%) OpenStack
12 21 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
13 16 (0.58%) IBM Domino
14 14 (0.51%) IBM Notes
15 11 (0.40%) Confluence
16 6 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
17 5 (0.18%) CMS
17 5 (0.18%) Exchange Server 5.5
17 5 (0.18%) GroupWise
18 4 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 478 (17.26%) Microsoft Office
2 62 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 48 (1.73%) Microsoft Project
4 15 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (0.51%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (0.25%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.14%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.072%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.072%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.072%) Revit
11 1 (0.036%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.036%) MicroStation
11 1 (0.036%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 31 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.25%) Eikon
4 3 (0.11%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.11%) Workfront
5 2 (0.072%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.072%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.036%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.036%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 1,172 (42.31%) Office 365
2 719 (25.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 289 (10.43%) Amazon AWS
4 150 (5.42%) Azure Active Directory
5 93 (3.36%) IaaS
6 52 (1.88%) SaaS
7 49 (1.77%) Mimecast
7 49 (1.77%) PaaS
8 40 (1.44%) OneDrive
9 29 (1.05%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 29 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
10 26 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
11 16 (0.58%) Yammer
12 9 (0.32%) G Suite
13 5 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.11%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.11%) Route 53
14 3 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 581 (20.97%) DNS
2 498 (17.98%) DHCP
3 363 (13.10%) Firewall
4 257 (9.28%) SAN
5 255 (9.21%) TCP/IP
6 229 (8.27%) Skype
7 202 (7.29%) LAN
8 166 (5.99%) WAN
9 111 (4.01%) VPN
10 88 (3.18%) Wireless
11 83 (3.00%) VoIP
12 79 (2.85%) NetScaler
13 67 (2.42%) VLAN
14 64 (2.31%) NAS
15 59 (2.13%) Network Security
16 57 (2.06%) Wi-Fi
17 53 (1.91%) Internet
18 50 (1.81%) Unified Communications
19 43 (1.55%) MPLS
20 42 (1.52%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 358 (12.92%) SQL Server
2 54 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 25 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
6 22 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
7 21 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
8 17 (0.61%) MySQL
9 14 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
10 11 (0.40%) Power BI
11 10 (0.36%) Relational Database
12 9 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.18%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.14%) Azure SQL Database
14 4 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
15 2 (0.072%) Big Data
15 2 (0.072%) InfluxDB
15 2 (0.072%) NoSQL
15 2 (0.072%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 121 (4.37%) MSI
2 65 (2.35%) WinDbg
3 36 (1.30%) JIRA
4 30 (1.08%) Git (software)
4 30 (1.08%) InstallShield
5 21 (0.76%) AdminStudio
6 17 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
7 13 (0.47%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.18%) HP UFT
8 5 (0.18%) Metasploit
9 4 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (0.11%) GCC
10 3 (0.11%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.072%) Dreamweaver
11 2 (0.072%) Gerrit
11 2 (0.072%) Selenium
11 2 (0.072%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.072%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.072%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.036%) Oracle APEX
General
1 494 (17.83%) Finance
2 141 (5.09%) Banking
3 116 (4.19%) Retail
4 94 (3.39%) Legal
5 74 (2.67%) Law
6 56 (2.02%) Investment Banking
7 51 (1.84%) Telecoms
8 38 (1.37%) Advertising
9 32 (1.16%) Manufacturing
10 29 (1.05%) Marketing
11 24 (0.87%) Games
12 19 (0.69%) Back Office
13 17 (0.61%) Aerospace
13 17 (0.61%) Front Office
14 15 (0.54%) Electronics
15 14 (0.51%) Financial Institution
16 10 (0.36%) Automotive
16 10 (0.36%) Billing
17 6 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 513 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 441 (15.92%) Analyst
3 359 (12.96%) Support Engineer
4 228 (8.23%) Support Analyst
5 221 (7.98%) Desktop Support
6 176 (6.35%) Architect
7 172 (6.21%) SCCM Engineer
8 168 (6.06%) IT Support
9 165 (5.96%) Desktop Engineer
10 163 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
11 162 (5.85%) 2nd Line Support
12 149 (5.38%) IT Engineer
13 142 (5.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 141 (5.09%) Consultant
15 110 (3.97%) Service Analyst
16 105 (3.79%) 3rd Line Support
17 104 (3.75%) Administrator
18 95 (3.43%) Service Desk Analyst
19 93 (3.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
20 88 (3.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (3.79%) Software Packaging
2 49 (1.77%) Web Services
3 31 (1.12%) .NET
4 14 (0.51%) WSH
5 13 (0.47%) LDAP
6 12 (0.43%) HTML
6 12 (0.43%) Middleware
7 9 (0.32%) SailPoint
7 9 (0.32%) XML
8 8 (0.29%) Flash
9 7 (0.25%) Elastic Stack
10 6 (0.22%) 802.1X
10 6 (0.22%) CSS
10 6 (0.22%) JSON
11 5 (0.18%) jQuery
11 5 (0.18%) Regular Expression
12 4 (0.14%) .NET Framework
12 4 (0.14%) Ajax
12 4 (0.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (0.14%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 313 (11.30%) Data Centre
2 172 (6.21%) Self-Motivation
3 162 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
4 123 (4.44%) Management Information System
5 122 (4.40%) PKI
6 110 (3.97%) Fat Client
6 110 (3.97%) Thin Client
7 84 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
8 78 (2.82%) Clustering
9 64 (2.31%) Blackberry
10 57 (2.06%) User Experience
11 48 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
12 45 (1.62%) Hedge funds
13 44 (1.59%) Replication
14 43 (1.55%) BYOD
15 42 (1.52%) Driving Licence
16 31 (1.12%) Fintech
16 31 (1.12%) iPad
17 30 (1.08%) iPhone
18 28 (1.01%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2,263 (81.70%) Windows
2 1,184 (42.74%) Windows Server
3 862 (31.12%) Windows 10
4 726 (26.21%) Windows 7
5 628 (22.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 563 (20.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 235 (8.48%) Linux
8 148 (5.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 106 (3.83%) Windows 8
10 88 (3.18%) Android
11 84 (3.03%) Apple iOS
12 82 (2.96%) Mac OS X
13 51 (1.84%) Mac OS
13 51 (1.84%) Windows XP
14 44 (1.59%) Unix
15 25 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 22 (0.79%) Ubuntu
17 17 (0.61%) AIX
18 14 (0.51%) CentOS
18 14 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 965 (34.84%) ITIL
2 586 (21.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 332 (11.99%) Problem-Solving
4 243 (8.77%) Application Packaging
5 220 (7.94%) Migration
6 216 (7.80%) Service Management
7 213 (7.69%) Service Delivery
8 200 (7.22%) Agile Software Development
9 194 (7.00%) Patch Management
10 180 (6.50%) Project Management
11 164 (5.92%) ITIL V3
12 162 (5.85%) Continuous Improvement
13 160 (5.78%) Root Cause Analysis
14 148 (5.34%) DevOps
15 139 (5.02%) ITSM
16 136 (4.91%) Presales
17 135 (4.87%) Mobile Device Management
18 133 (4.80%) Disaster Recovery
19 120 (4.33%) Asset Management
20 119 (4.30%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 828 (29.89%) PowerShell
2 369 (13.32%) SQL
3 174 (6.28%) VBScript
4 56 (2.02%) Python
5 44 (1.59%) VB
6 32 (1.16%) Bash Shell
7 28 (1.01%) Perl
8 21 (0.76%) Ruby
9 19 (0.69%) C
10 13 (0.47%) C#
11 10 (0.36%) T-SQL
12 9 (0.32%) JavaScript
12 9 (0.32%) PHP
12 9 (0.32%) Shell Script
12 9 (0.32%) VB.NET
13 7 (0.25%) Java
14 6 (0.22%) Korn
15 3 (0.11%) R
16 2 (0.072%) VBA
17 1 (0.036%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 364 (13.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 255 (9.21%) MCSE
3 217 (7.83%) Security Cleared
4 155 (5.60%) Degree
5 148 (5.34%) ITIL Certification
6 125 (4.51%) MCSA
6 125 (4.51%) SC Cleared
7 93 (3.36%) MCP
8 92 (3.32%) DV Cleared
9 89 (3.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 53 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
11 52 (1.88%) MCDST
12 48 (1.73%) CCNA
13 44 (1.59%) MCITP
14 38 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
15 32 (1.16%) CISSP
16 24 (0.87%) CCNP
17 23 (0.83%) A+ Certification
18 22 (0.79%) Citrix Certification
18 22 (0.79%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 272 (9.82%) SLA
2 66 (2.38%) GDPR
3 50 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 11 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.36%) QA
7 9 (0.32%) PMO
8 7 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 6 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 5 (0.18%) ISO 14001
10 5 (0.18%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.14%) ISO 22301
11 4 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.11%) COBIT
12 3 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.072%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1,837 (66.32%) Active Directory
2 751 (27.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 526 (18.99%) Hyper-V
4 292 (10.54%) XenApp
5 270 (9.75%) Microsoft App-V
6 205 (7.40%) vSphere
7 190 (6.86%) XenDesktop
8 152 (5.49%) VMware ESXi
9 123 (4.44%) BitLocker
10 68 (2.45%) Virtual Desktop
11 65 (2.35%) Virtual Servers
12 56 (2.02%) VMware Workstation
13 49 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
14 42 (1.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 33 (1.19%) Terminal Services
16 32 (1.16%) XenServer
17 27 (0.97%) Firmware
18 19 (0.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 19 (0.69%) DFS Replication
19 14 (0.51%) Docker
Systems Management
1 445 (16.06%) SCOM
2 286 (10.32%) WSUS
3 168 (6.06%) Microsoft Intune
4 107 (3.86%) SCVMM
5 84 (3.03%) SCOrch
6 65 (2.35%) Norton AntiVirus
7 61 (2.20%) Perfmon
8 60 (2.17%) IBM BigFix
9 59 (2.13%) vRealize
10 54 (1.95%) Backup Exec
11 49 (1.77%) Single Sign-On
12 48 (1.73%) Puppet
13 46 (1.66%) NetBackup
14 44 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
14 44 (1.59%) vCenter Server
15 38 (1.37%) AirWatch
16 34 (1.23%) Ansible
16 34 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
17 33 (1.19%) vRealize Orchestrator
18 28 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1,747 (63.07%) Microsoft
2 1,140 (41.16%) VMware
3 726 (26.21%) Citrix
4 409 (14.77%) Cisco
5 225 (8.12%) HP
6 188 (6.79%) Apple
7 172 (6.21%) Ivanti
8 169 (6.10%) Symantec
9 152 (5.49%) McAfee
10 134 (4.84%) IBM
11 117 (4.22%) Veeam
12 116 (4.19%) NetApp
13 109 (3.94%) Dell
14 96 (3.47%) Bloomberg
15 80 (2.89%) SolarWinds
16 74 (2.67%) Reuters
17 69 (2.49%) EMC
17 69 (2.49%) Google
18 62 (2.24%) Adobe
18 62 (2.24%) Remedy