Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 219 250 254
Rank change year-on-year +31 +4 +14
Permanent jobs citing SCCM 2,631 2,528 2,653
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.60% 1.44% 1.40%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.07% 15.97% 15.67%
Number of salaries quoted 2,169 2,129 2,268
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,127
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.89% +5.32%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,000 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,375 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.75% -1.25% +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 17,456 15,833 16,927
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.59% 9.01% 8.93%
Number of salaries quoted 13,813 12,943 13,678
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +33 2,501 £45,000 +5.88% 311
UK excluding London +25 1,463 £41,375 +4.75% 240
London +21 1,119 £50,000 -4.76% 87
South East +2 424 £45,000 +12.50% 57
North of England +14 294 £36,176 -2.23% 74
Midlands +21 291 £40,000 +3.90% 42
South West +75 229 £45,000 +12.50% 34
Yorkshire +4 157 £37,500 +1.35% 24
East of England +62 148 £45,000 +12.50% 17
West Midlands -1 147 £45,000 +20.00% 30
East Midlands +37 140 £32,500 -18.75% 12
North West -13 127 £32,500 -13.62% 44
Scotland -50 56 £37,500 -16.67% 10
Wales +9 21 £37,500 -14.29% 3
North East -12 10 £36,250 +20.83% 6
Northern Ireland - 7 £31,000 -
Channel Islands -1 5 £35,000 -46.15% 3

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 2,166 (82.33%) Windows
2 1,767 (67.16%) Active Directory
3 1,662 (63.17%) Microsoft
4 1,152 (43.79%) Windows Server
5 1,127 (42.84%) Office 365
6 1,080 (41.05%) VMware
7 898 (34.13%) ITIL
8 804 (30.56%) Windows 10
9 776 (29.49%) PowerShell
10 700 (26.61%) Windows 7
11 688 (26.15%) VMware Infrastructure
12 669 (25.43%) Microsoft Azure
13 664 (25.24%) Citrix
14 618 (23.49%) Windows Server 2012
15 551 (20.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 528 (20.07%) Hyper-V
17 519 (19.73%) DNS
18 513 (19.50%) Windows Server 2008
19 505 (19.19%) MS Exchange
20 501 (19.04%) Finance
21 458 (17.41%) SCOM
22 457 (17.37%) Microsoft Office
23 444 (16.88%) DHCP
24 414 (15.74%) Cisco
25 390 (14.82%) Microsoft Certification
26 355 (13.49%) SQL Server
27 343 (13.04%) SQL
28 338 (12.85%) Firewall
29 301 (11.44%) Data Centre
30 292 (11.10%) Problem-Solving

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
1 505 (19.19%) MS Exchange
2 289 (10.98%) SharePoint
3 219 (8.32%) Skype for Business
4 204 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 118 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 61 (2.32%) IIS
7 57 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
8 56 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
9 35 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 33 (1.25%) OpenStack
11 23 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
11 23 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
12 15 (0.57%) Confluence
13 10 (0.38%) CloudStack
14 9 (0.34%) IBM Domino
15 8 (0.30%) IBM Notes
16 7 (0.27%) Apache
17 6 (0.23%) Exchange Server 5.5
18 5 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
19 4 (0.15%) CMS
Applications
1 457 (17.37%) Microsoft Office
2 60 (2.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (1.63%) Microsoft Project
4 24 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (0.53%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.15%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.076%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.038%) Maya
11 1 (0.038%) NUKE
11 1 (0.038%) Revit
Business Applications
1 29 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.30%) Eikon
4 5 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.15%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.076%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.076%) Workfront
7 1 (0.038%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.038%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.038%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 1,127 (42.84%) Office 365
2 669 (25.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 277 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
4 132 (5.02%) Azure Active Directory
5 75 (2.85%) IaaS
6 49 (1.86%) Mimecast
7 38 (1.44%) PaaS
8 36 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
9 34 (1.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 32 (1.22%) OneDrive
11 26 (0.99%) SaaS
12 22 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
13 13 (0.49%) G Suite
13 13 (0.49%) Yammer
14 6 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
15 3 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 3 (0.11%) Cloudflare
15 3 (0.11%) GitHub
16 2 (0.076%) OpenDNS
17 1 (0.038%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 519 (19.73%) DNS
2 444 (16.88%) DHCP
3 338 (12.85%) Firewall
4 254 (9.65%) SAN
5 241 (9.16%) TCP/IP
6 219 (8.32%) Skype
7 191 (7.26%) LAN
8 147 (5.59%) WAN
9 127 (4.83%) VPN
10 78 (2.96%) Wireless
11 77 (2.93%) VoIP
12 69 (2.62%) VLAN
13 66 (2.51%) NetScaler
14 60 (2.28%) Wi-Fi
15 55 (2.09%) NAS
16 54 (2.05%) Unified Communications
17 48 (1.82%) Network Security
18 43 (1.63%) Internet
19 42 (1.60%) Intrusion Detection
20 39 (1.48%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 355 (13.49%) SQL Server
2 48 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 20 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
5 19 (0.72%) MySQL
6 16 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
8 10 (0.38%) Relational Database
8 10 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (0.27%) Power BI
10 6 (0.23%) Big Data
11 5 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.11%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.076%) InfluxDB
14 1 (0.038%) Azure SQL Database
14 1 (0.038%) Oracle Database 11g
14 1 (0.038%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 103 (3.91%) MSI
2 55 (2.09%) WinDbg
3 42 (1.60%) InstallShield
4 36 (1.37%) JIRA
5 26 (0.99%) AdminStudio
6 20 (0.76%) Git (software)
7 17 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
8 14 (0.53%) Jenkins
9 6 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 5 (0.19%) GCC
10 5 (0.19%) Metasploit
10 5 (0.19%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.15%) Vagrant
12 3 (0.11%) Dreamweaver
12 3 (0.11%) HP UFT
12 3 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.11%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.076%) Gerrit
13 2 (0.076%) Selenium
13 2 (0.076%) WiX
General
1 501 (19.04%) Finance
2 140 (5.32%) Banking
3 112 (4.26%) Retail
4 76 (2.89%) Legal
5 68 (2.58%) Investment Banking
6 64 (2.43%) Law
7 49 (1.86%) Telecoms
8 33 (1.25%) Advertising
9 31 (1.18%) Back Office
10 29 (1.10%) Games
11 27 (1.03%) Marketing
12 25 (0.95%) Front Office
13 21 (0.80%) Manufacturing
14 16 (0.61%) Financial Institution
15 14 (0.53%) Aerospace
16 12 (0.46%) Electronics
17 11 (0.42%) Billing
18 10 (0.38%) Publishing
19 8 (0.30%) Local Government
20 6 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 483 (18.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 438 (16.65%) Analyst
3 380 (14.44%) Support Engineer
4 365 (13.87%) Desktop Support
5 225 (8.55%) Support Analyst
6 183 (6.96%) IT Support
7 178 (6.77%) Architect
7 178 (6.77%) Windows Engineer
8 177 (6.73%) SCCM Engineer
9 168 (6.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 160 (6.08%) Desktop Engineer
11 153 (5.82%) 2nd Line Support
12 132 (5.02%) Service Analyst
13 126 (4.79%) IT Engineer
14 124 (4.71%) Consultant
15 122 (4.64%) 3rd Line Support
16 105 (3.99%) Service Desk Analyst
17 104 (3.95%) Administrator
18 99 (3.76%) Infrastructure Support
19 90 (3.42%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (3.38%) Software Packaging
2 61 (2.32%) Web Services
3 40 (1.52%) .NET
4 14 (0.53%) HTML
4 14 (0.53%) Middleware
4 14 (0.53%) WSH
5 13 (0.49%) LDAP
6 11 (0.42%) COM
6 11 (0.42%) Flash
7 8 (0.30%) 802.1X
7 8 (0.30%) CSS
8 7 (0.27%) Elastic Stack
9 6 (0.23%) JSON
9 6 (0.23%) XML
10 5 (0.19%) .NET Framework
10 5 (0.19%) Ajax
10 5 (0.19%) Regular Expression
11 4 (0.15%) AngularJS
11 4 (0.15%) jQuery
11 4 (0.15%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 301 (11.44%) Data Centre
2 165 (6.27%) Self-Motivation
3 145 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
4 110 (4.18%) Management Information System
5 101 (3.84%) PKI
6 95 (3.61%) Fat Client
6 95 (3.61%) Thin Client
7 77 (2.93%) Clustering
8 74 (2.81%) Blackberry
9 65 (2.47%) Video Conferencing
10 57 (2.17%) Computer Science
11 47 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
11 47 (1.79%) User Experience
12 37 (1.41%) Driving Licence
12 37 (1.41%) Hedge funds
13 34 (1.29%) Replication
14 31 (1.18%) BYOD
15 28 (1.06%) iPhone
15 28 (1.06%) Public Cloud
16 27 (1.03%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2,166 (82.33%) Windows
2 1,152 (43.79%) Windows Server
3 804 (30.56%) Windows 10
4 700 (26.61%) Windows 7
5 618 (23.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 513 (19.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 211 (8.02%) Linux
8 97 (3.69%) Windows 8
9 96 (3.65%) Windows Server 2003
10 85 (3.23%) Mac OS X
11 81 (3.08%) Android
12 58 (2.20%) Apple iOS
13 45 (1.71%) Mac OS
14 39 (1.48%) Windows XP
15 35 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 25 (0.95%) Unix
17 18 (0.68%) CentOS
17 18 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
18 17 (0.65%) Ubuntu
19 9 (0.34%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 898 (34.13%) ITIL
2 551 (20.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 292 (11.10%) Problem-Solving
4 231 (8.78%) Service Management
5 189 (7.18%) Application Packaging
5 189 (7.18%) Migration
6 187 (7.11%) Agile Software Development
7 175 (6.65%) ITIL V3
7 175 (6.65%) Patch Management
8 169 (6.42%) Project Management
9 168 (6.39%) Service Delivery
10 149 (5.66%) ITSM
11 138 (5.25%) DevOps
12 133 (5.06%) Asset Management
12 133 (5.06%) Root Cause Analysis
13 130 (4.94%) Mobile Device Management
14 122 (4.64%) Disaster Recovery
15 121 (4.60%) Presales
16 115 (4.37%) Continuous Improvement
17 111 (4.22%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 776 (29.49%) PowerShell
2 343 (13.04%) SQL
3 156 (5.93%) VBScript
4 51 (1.94%) Python
5 46 (1.75%) VB
6 29 (1.10%) C
7 26 (0.99%) Bash Shell
7 26 (0.99%) C#
7 26 (0.99%) Ruby
8 22 (0.84%) Perl
9 12 (0.46%) JavaScript
10 11 (0.42%) Java
10 11 (0.42%) PHP
11 10 (0.38%) VB.NET
12 7 (0.27%) Korn
12 7 (0.27%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.11%) R
13 3 (0.11%) VBA
14 2 (0.076%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.038%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 390 (14.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 265 (10.07%) MCSE
3 212 (8.06%) Security Cleared
4 150 (5.70%) Degree
5 136 (5.17%) SC Cleared
6 133 (5.06%) MCSA
7 124 (4.71%) ITIL Certification
8 100 (3.80%) MCP
9 93 (3.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 78 (2.96%) DV Cleared
11 59 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
11 59 (2.24%) MCITP
12 50 (1.90%) CCNA
13 42 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
14 38 (1.44%) MCDST
15 27 (1.03%) TOGAF Certification
16 25 (0.95%) MCTS
17 22 (0.84%) CISSP
17 22 (0.84%) PMI Certification
18 21 (0.80%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 269 (10.22%) SLA
2 55 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (1.29%) GDPR
4 19 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 12 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 8 (0.30%) QA
7 7 (0.27%) ISO 14001
7 7 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.27%) PMO
8 4 (0.15%) PMBOK
8 4 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 19770
10 2 (0.076%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.076%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.038%) COBIT
11 1 (0.038%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.038%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1,767 (67.16%) Active Directory
2 688 (26.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 528 (20.07%) Hyper-V
4 267 (10.15%) Microsoft App-V
5 234 (8.89%) XenApp
6 215 (8.17%) vSphere
7 161 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
8 154 (5.85%) XenDesktop
9 114 (4.33%) BitLocker
10 71 (2.70%) Virtual Desktop
11 70 (2.66%) Virtual Servers
12 47 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
13 45 (1.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 40 (1.52%) XenServer
15 36 (1.37%) VMware Workstation
16 32 (1.22%) Terminal Services
17 23 (0.87%) Firmware
18 15 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 13 (0.49%) VMware NSX
20 10 (0.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 458 (17.41%) SCOM
2 229 (8.70%) WSUS
3 135 (5.13%) Microsoft Intune
4 93 (3.53%) SCVMM
5 78 (2.96%) SCOrch
6 51 (1.94%) Perfmon
6 51 (1.94%) vRealize
7 48 (1.82%) Backup Exec
8 46 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
9 44 (1.67%) IBM BigFix
9 44 (1.67%) Single Sign-On
10 43 (1.63%) Puppet
11 41 (1.56%) NetBackup
12 40 (1.52%) vCenter Server
13 37 (1.41%) AirWatch
14 34 (1.29%) Ansible
15 32 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
16 31 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
17 28 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
18 25 (0.95%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 1,662 (63.17%) Microsoft
2 1,080 (41.05%) VMware
3 664 (25.24%) Citrix
4 414 (15.74%) Cisco
5 192 (7.30%) HP
6 182 (6.92%) Apple
7 128 (4.87%) Veeam
8 125 (4.75%) Ivanti
9 113 (4.29%) McAfee
10 102 (3.88%) Symantec
11 99 (3.76%) NetApp
12 96 (3.65%) Bloomberg
13 94 (3.57%) IBM
14 93 (3.53%) Dell
15 86 (3.27%) EMC
16 83 (3.15%) SolarWinds
17 76 (2.89%) Google
18 74 (2.81%) Reuters
19 71 (2.70%) Adobe
20 69 (2.62%) CommVault