Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 206 168 213
Rank change year-on-year -38 +45 +40
Permanent jobs citing SCCM 880 2,684 2,740
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.61% 2.00% 1.70%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.78% 15.60% 15.44%
Number of salaries quoted 851 2,277 2,386
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,449 £25,875
90th Percentile £76,250 £77,500 £72,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -3.61% +3.75%

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 9,001 17,209 17,747
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.47% 12.84% 11.01%
Number of salaries quoted 7,513 13,104 13,983
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,000 £31,523
90th Percentile £92,500 £91,250 £85,925
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,482
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.05% +9.96%

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 24 November 2020.

Salary histogram for SCCM in the UK

SCCM
Top 16 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 24 November 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 -28 829 £47,500 +5.56% 156
UK excluding London +6 556 £44,000 +10.00% 140
London -51 302 £60,000 +20.00% 33
South East +84 180 £50,000 +17.65% 32
North of England +44 177 £45,000 +20.00% 45
Work from Home -39 139 £52,000 -30.67% 32
Yorkshire +91 93 £45,000 +12.50% 24
Midlands -25 85 £42,500 - 26
North West +1 56 £40,000 +5.96% 15
West Midlands -34 52 £45,000 +5.88% 13
South West -29 49 £42,500 - 15
East of England +13 40 £42,500 +13.33% 6
East Midlands +9 33 £35,000 -22.22% 12
North East +22 28 £50,000 +96.08% 6
Scotland +37 22 £39,500 +21.54% 17
Wales +28 10 £39,500 +18.80%

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 616 (70.00%) Windows
2 591 (67.16%) Active Directory
3 540 (61.36%) Microsoft
4 463 (52.61%) Office 365
5 362 (41.14%) Azure
6 356 (40.45%) VMware
7 319 (36.25%) Windows Server
8 292 (33.18%) PowerShell
9 242 (27.50%) Windows 10
10 240 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
11 234 (26.59%) ITIL
12 206 (23.41%) Citrix
13 195 (22.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 186 (21.14%) Microsoft Intune
15 157 (17.84%) Hyper-V
16 156 (17.73%) DNS
17 140 (15.91%) Windows Server 2012
18 135 (15.34%) SCOM
19 134 (15.23%) Azure Active Directory
20 133 (15.11%) Cisco
21 131 (14.89%) SharePoint
22 118 (13.41%) Microsoft Certification
22 118 (13.41%) Windows Server 2016
23 116 (13.18%) Finance
24 115 (13.07%) DHCP
25 107 (12.16%) Configuration Management
26 106 (12.05%) Data Centre
27 105 (11.93%) IaaS
28 104 (11.82%) AWS
29 100 (11.36%) PaaS

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
1 131 (14.89%) SharePoint
2 96 (10.91%) MS Exchange
3 59 (6.70%) Skype for Business
4 22 (2.50%) IIS
5 14 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
6 13 (1.48%) Confluence
6 13 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.68%) Ethereum
9 5 (0.57%) Apache
10 4 (0.45%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.23%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.11%) Moodle
Applications
1 92 (10.45%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.68%) Quorum
1 6 (0.68%) Sentinel
1 6 (0.68%) Workfront
2 3 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.11%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 463 (52.61%) Office 365
2 362 (41.14%) Azure
3 134 (15.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 105 (11.93%) IaaS
5 104 (11.82%) AWS
6 100 (11.36%) PaaS
7 49 (5.57%) SaaS
8 27 (3.07%) OneDrive
9 18 (2.05%) Mimecast
10 15 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
11 14 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
11 14 (1.59%) Amazon ELB
11 14 (1.59%) Amazon S3
11 14 (1.59%) Route 53
11 14 (1.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 13 (1.48%) Slack
13 7 (0.80%) G Suite
13 7 (0.80%) Power Platform
14 6 (0.68%) GCP
15 4 (0.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 156 (17.73%) DNS
2 115 (13.07%) DHCP
3 95 (10.80%) Firewall
3 95 (10.80%) Skype
4 91 (10.34%) SAN
5 77 (8.75%) Unified Communications
6 70 (7.95%) TCP/IP
7 55 (6.25%) WAN
8 51 (5.80%) LAN
9 46 (5.23%) VPN
10 35 (3.98%) VoIP
11 33 (3.75%) NetScaler
12 26 (2.95%) Wi-Fi
13 24 (2.73%) VLAN
14 19 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
14 19 (2.16%) NAS
14 19 (2.16%) Wireless
15 18 (2.05%) WebEx
16 13 (1.48%) Cisco IOS
16 13 (1.48%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (11.14%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (0.68%) Power BI
6 5 (0.57%) MySQL
6 5 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.34%) DB2
8 3 (0.34%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.23%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.23%) Big Data
9 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2019
10 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (2.16%) JIRA
2 12 (1.36%) Jenkins
3 10 (1.14%) MSI
4 9 (1.02%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.02%) Subversion
5 5 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.45%) Gradle
6 4 (0.45%) Maven
6 4 (0.45%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.34%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.34%) GitLab
7 3 (0.34%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.11%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 116 (13.18%) Finance
2 42 (4.77%) Legal
3 38 (4.32%) Banking
4 24 (2.73%) Law
4 24 (2.73%) Public Sector
4 24 (2.73%) Telecoms
5 15 (1.70%) Retail
6 12 (1.36%) Military
7 8 (0.91%) Investment Banking
7 8 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (0.80%) Games
8 7 (0.80%) Publishing
9 6 (0.68%) Advertising
9 6 (0.68%) Front Office
9 6 (0.68%) Local Government
9 6 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.68%) Marketing
10 4 (0.45%) Housing Association
11 3 (0.34%) Billing
11 3 (0.34%) Police
Job Titles
1 163 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 126 (14.32%) Analyst
3 85 (9.66%) Support Engineer
4 55 (6.25%) Architect
5 53 (6.02%) IT Analyst
6 52 (5.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 52 (5.91%) Service Analyst
6 52 (5.91%) Support Analyst
7 51 (5.80%) Consultant
8 47 (5.34%) IT Engineer
9 42 (4.77%) 2nd Line Support
9 42 (4.77%) IT Support
9 42 (4.77%) SCCM Engineer
10 40 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
10 40 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 40 (4.55%) Server Engineer
11 38 (4.32%) Team Leader
12 35 (3.98%) Senior Analyst
13 34 (3.86%) Windows Engineer
14 30 (3.41%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.27%) Web Services
2 17 (1.93%) XMPP
3 15 (1.70%) .NET
4 11 (1.25%) WSH
5 9 (1.02%) OAuth
5 9 (1.02%) SAML
6 7 (0.80%) Software Packaging
6 7 (0.80%) XML
7 4 (0.45%) JSON
7 4 (0.45%) YAML
8 2 (0.23%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.23%) LDAP
8 2 (0.23%) SailPoint
9 1 (0.11%) Ajax
9 1 (0.11%) COM
9 1 (0.11%) COM+
9 1 (0.11%) DCOM
9 1 (0.11%) Flash
9 1 (0.11%) HTML
9 1 (0.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 106 (12.05%) Data Centre
2 61 (6.93%) Public Cloud
3 54 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (5.34%) User Experience
5 39 (4.43%) Management Information System
6 33 (3.75%) PKI
7 29 (3.30%) Private Cloud
8 27 (3.07%) Hybrid Cloud
9 22 (2.50%) Smartphone
10 19 (2.16%) Clustering
11 18 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
12 17 (1.93%) Video Conferencing
13 14 (1.59%) Client/Server
13 14 (1.59%) Replication
14 12 (1.36%) Hedge funds
15 11 (1.25%) CMDB
15 11 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
16 10 (1.14%) EPoS
16 10 (1.14%) Fat Client
16 10 (1.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 616 (70.00%) Windows
2 319 (36.25%) Windows Server
3 242 (27.50%) Windows 10
4 140 (15.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 118 (13.41%) Windows Server 2016
6 94 (10.68%) Linux
7 80 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 72 (8.18%) Windows 7
9 59 (6.70%) Windows Server 2019
10 22 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 21 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 19 (2.16%) Unix
13 18 (2.05%) Android
13 18 (2.05%) Mac OS X
14 14 (1.59%) Windows 8
15 12 (1.36%) Solaris
16 9 (1.02%) CentOS
17 8 (0.91%) Apple iOS
18 6 (0.68%) Mac OS
19 4 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (26.59%) ITIL
2 195 (22.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 107 (12.16%) Configuration Management
4 82 (9.32%) ITSM
5 74 (8.41%) Service Delivery
5 74 (8.41%) Service Management
6 72 (8.18%) Migration
7 68 (7.73%) Incident Management
8 64 (7.27%) Problem-Solving
9 60 (6.82%) DevOps
10 56 (6.36%) Problem Management
11 50 (5.68%) Agile Software Development
11 50 (5.68%) Change Management
12 45 (5.11%) Presales
13 44 (5.00%) Fintech
13 44 (5.00%) Identity Access Management
14 43 (4.89%) Application Packaging
15 40 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
15 40 (4.55%) Project Delivery
16 39 (4.43%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 292 (33.18%) PowerShell
2 100 (11.36%) SQL
3 45 (5.11%) Python
4 29 (3.30%) Perl
5 28 (3.18%) VB
6 21 (2.39%) VBScript
7 19 (2.16%) Bash Shell
8 16 (1.82%) C++
8 16 (1.82%) Java
9 14 (1.59%) C#
10 13 (1.48%) VB.NET
11 10 (1.14%) C
12 5 (0.57%) Ruby
13 3 (0.34%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.34%) VBA
14 2 (0.23%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.11%) JavaScript
15 1 (0.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 118 (13.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 95 (10.80%) Security Cleared
3 76 (8.64%) MCSE
4 63 (7.16%) SC Cleared
5 44 (5.00%) Degree
6 43 (4.89%) DV Cleared
7 42 (4.77%) ITIL Certification
8 40 (4.55%) CCNA
8 40 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
9 37 (4.20%) MCSA
10 17 (1.93%) MCITP
10 17 (1.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 15 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
12 13 (1.48%) SSCP
13 11 (1.25%) CompTIA Security+
13 11 (1.25%) RHCE
13 11 (1.25%) RHCSA
14 9 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (0.80%) CISSP
16 5 (0.57%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (8.30%) SLA
2 18 (2.05%) GDPR
3 17 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.25%) QA
5 10 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.23%) COBIT
6 2 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 31000
7 1 (0.11%) NIST
System Software
1 591 (67.16%) Active Directory
2 240 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 157 (17.84%) Hyper-V
4 60 (6.82%) Virtual Desktop
5 53 (6.02%) vSphere
6 46 (5.23%) XenApp
7 27 (3.07%) Virtual Machines
7 27 (3.07%) XenDesktop
8 26 (2.95%) BitLocker
9 25 (2.84%) VMware ESXi
10 21 (2.39%) Firmware
10 21 (2.39%) Microsoft App-V
11 17 (1.93%) Virtual Servers
12 12 (1.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 8 (0.91%) VMware Server
14 6 (0.68%) Docker
15 3 (0.34%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 2 (0.23%) vCloud
16 2 (0.23%) VMware NSX
16 2 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 186 (21.14%) Microsoft Intune
2 135 (15.34%) SCOM
3 66 (7.50%) WSUS
4 37 (4.20%) SCVMM
5 36 (4.09%) Ansible
6 35 (3.98%) SCOrch
7 26 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
7 26 (2.95%) Puppet
8 24 (2.73%) NetBackup
9 22 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
10 13 (1.48%) EMC NetWorker
10 13 (1.48%) Single Sign-On
11 12 (1.36%) PowerCLI
11 12 (1.36%) WMI
12 11 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
12 11 (1.25%) Microsoft Clustering
12 11 (1.25%) Nagios
12 11 (1.25%) Terraform
13 10 (1.14%) Failover Clustering
14 9 (1.02%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 540 (61.36%) Microsoft
2 356 (40.45%) VMware
3 206 (23.41%) Citrix
4 133 (15.11%) Cisco
5 52 (5.91%) Veeam
6 51 (5.80%) SolarWinds
6 51 (5.80%) Symantec
7 50 (5.68%) HP
8 43 (4.89%) Apple
9 42 (4.77%) Red Hat
10 40 (4.55%) EMC
11 37 (4.20%) McAfee
12 33 (3.75%) NetApp
12 33 (3.75%) ServiceNow
13 31 (3.52%) Dell
14 29 (3.30%) Sophos
15 22 (2.50%) Ivanti
16 19 (2.16%) IBM
17 17 (1.93%) Palo Alto
17 17 (1.93%) Tanium