Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 170 222 250
Rank change year-on-year +52 +28 +2
Permanent jobs citing SCCM 2,781 2,596 2,513
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.03% 1.59% 1.44%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.64% 14.93% 15.96%
Number of salaries quoted 2,217 2,140 2,116
UK median annual salary £44,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.11% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,250
% change year-on-year -3.61% +5.73% -1.88%

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 17,778 17,383 15,750
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.98% 10.63% 9.04%
Number of salaries quoted 13,415 13,743 12,875
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 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 +42 2,538 £44,297 -1.56% 389
UK excluding London +39 1,578 £40,000 -3.61% 317
London +41 1,033 £50,000 - 107
South East -2 355 £42,500 -5.56% 84
Midlands +40 326 £42,500 +6.25% 38
North of England +24 304 £37,500 +7.14% 74
South West +38 288 £42,500 -5.56% 57
West Midlands +66 212 £42,500 -5.56% 23
East of England +91 207 £37,500 -16.67% 29
North West +83 178 £37,500 +15.38% 45
East Midlands +4 114 £40,000 +23.08% 15
Yorkshire -27 111 £40,000 +6.67% 23
Scotland +14 57 £32,000 -14.67% 26
Wales +21 35 £31,000 -17.33% 8
North East +24 15 £30,000 -17.24% 6
Northern Ireland -8 11 £30,000 -3.23% 1

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 2,271 (81.66%) Windows
2 1,823 (65.55%) Active Directory
3 1,785 (64.19%) Microsoft
4 1,239 (44.55%) Office 365
5 1,055 (37.94%) Windows Server
6 994 (35.74%) VMware
7 928 (33.37%) Azure
8 903 (32.47%) Windows 10
9 849 (30.53%) ITIL
10 701 (25.21%) VMware Infrastructure
11 669 (24.06%) Citrix
12 656 (23.59%) PowerShell
13 627 (22.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 526 (18.91%) Hyper-V
15 516 (18.55%) Windows 7
16 515 (18.52%) Microsoft Office
17 497 (17.87%) Cisco
18 482 (17.33%) DNS
19 453 (16.29%) Windows Server 2012
20 441 (15.86%) SCOM
21 412 (14.81%) Finance
22 406 (14.60%) DHCP
23 394 (14.17%) SharePoint
24 393 (14.13%) Microsoft Certification
25 388 (13.95%) Microsoft Intune
26 376 (13.52%) Windows Server 2008
27 369 (13.27%) MS Exchange
28 363 (13.05%) Linux
29 353 (12.69%) SQL
30 343 (12.33%) 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
1 394 (14.17%) SharePoint
2 369 (13.27%) MS Exchange
3 256 (9.21%) Skype for Business
4 103 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 96 (3.45%) IIS
6 62 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 28 (1.01%) Confluence
7 28 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
8 27 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
9 23 (0.83%) Apache
10 16 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
11 15 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 14 (0.50%) IBM Notes
13 8 (0.29%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
15 4 (0.14%) nginx
16 3 (0.11%) OpenStack
17 1 (0.036%) Moodle
17 1 (0.036%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 515 (18.52%) Microsoft Office
2 77 (2.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 61 (2.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 42 (1.51%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (0.58%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.50%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.072%) Abaqus
7 2 (0.072%) Revit
7 2 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.036%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.036%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.036%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.036%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.036%) InDesign
8 1 (0.036%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.036%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (0.50%) Elite 3E
2 12 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (0.43%) Workfront
3 11 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.36%) assyst
5 7 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.25%) Q-Pulse
5 7 (0.25%) Sage CRM
6 4 (0.14%) Eikon
7 2 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.072%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 1 (0.036%) Eze OMS
8 1 (0.036%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 1,239 (44.55%) Office 365
2 928 (33.37%) Azure
3 299 (10.75%) AWS
4 268 (9.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 130 (4.67%) OneDrive
6 103 (3.70%) IaaS
7 74 (2.66%) PaaS
8 61 (2.19%) SaaS
9 40 (1.44%) Mimecast
10 37 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
11 36 (1.29%) Azure Stack
12 15 (0.54%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 11 (0.40%) GCP
14 10 (0.36%) G Suite
14 10 (0.36%) Yammer
15 9 (0.32%) Amazon S3
15 9 (0.32%) Power Platform
15 9 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 8 (0.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 8 (0.29%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 482 (17.33%) DNS
2 406 (14.60%) DHCP
3 314 (11.29%) Skype
4 296 (10.64%) Firewall
5 282 (10.14%) WAN
6 271 (9.74%) TCP/IP
7 262 (9.42%) SAN
8 261 (9.39%) LAN
9 168 (6.04%) VPN
10 111 (3.99%) VoIP
11 110 (3.96%) Wireless
12 99 (3.56%) NetScaler
13 94 (3.38%) Unified Communications
14 91 (3.27%) NAS
15 88 (3.16%) VLAN
16 74 (2.66%) Internet
17 65 (2.34%) Network Security
18 63 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
19 62 (2.23%) Wi-Fi
20 58 (2.09%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 317 (11.40%) SQL Server
2 35 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
3 25 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
4 21 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (0.65%) MySQL
6 16 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
7 15 (0.54%) MongoDB
8 10 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (0.32%) Oracle Database
9 9 (0.32%) Relational Database
10 7 (0.25%) NoSQL
10 7 (0.25%) SQL Server 2017
11 6 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (0.18%) Big Data
12 5 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.14%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (0.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 133 (4.78%) MSI
2 64 (2.30%) InstallShield
3 60 (2.16%) JIRA
4 42 (1.51%) Octopus Deploy
4 42 (1.51%) Visual Studio
5 31 (1.11%) AdminStudio
6 30 (1.08%) Git (software)
7 25 (0.90%) TestRail
7 25 (0.90%) Zephyr
8 23 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
9 20 (0.72%) TeamCity
10 11 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
11 8 (0.29%) WinDbg
12 5 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 4 (0.14%) GCC
14 3 (0.11%) AutoIt
14 3 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 2 (0.072%) Hudson
15 2 (0.072%) Jenkins
15 2 (0.072%) PeopleTools
General
1 412 (14.81%) Finance
2 208 (7.48%) Public Sector
3 105 (3.78%) Retail
4 82 (2.95%) Telecoms
5 77 (2.77%) Banking
6 67 (2.41%) Law
7 58 (2.09%) Legal
8 49 (1.76%) Marketing
9 35 (1.26%) Manufacturing
10 28 (1.01%) Automotive
11 27 (0.97%) Local Government
12 25 (0.90%) Electronics
13 24 (0.86%) Advertising
14 23 (0.83%) Back Office
15 17 (0.61%) Financial Institution
16 16 (0.58%) Games
17 12 (0.43%) Fire and Rescue
17 12 (0.43%) Front Office
18 11 (0.40%) Police
19 8 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 530 (19.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 439 (15.79%) Analyst
3 279 (10.03%) Architect
4 266 (9.56%) Support Engineer
5 212 (7.62%) Support Analyst
6 208 (7.48%) IT Support
7 169 (6.08%) Consultant
8 161 (5.79%) Desktop Support
9 145 (5.21%) Desktop Engineer
10 137 (4.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 133 (4.78%) Solutions Architect
12 131 (4.71%) Windows Engineer
13 125 (4.49%) IT Engineer
14 123 (4.42%) 2nd Line Support
14 123 (4.42%) Administrator
15 122 (4.39%) 3rd Line Support
16 108 (3.88%) SCCM Engineer
17 100 (3.60%) Service Analyst
18 97 (3.49%) Systems Administrator
19 91 (3.27%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (1.65%) .NET
2 43 (1.55%) Web Services
3 36 (1.29%) Software Packaging
4 27 (0.97%) CSS
5 26 (0.93%) SailPoint
6 17 (0.61%) ASP.NET
7 15 (0.54%) CSS3
7 15 (0.54%) HTML
7 15 (0.54%) HTML5
7 15 (0.54%) JSON
8 14 (0.50%) .NET Framework
8 14 (0.50%) AngularJS
8 14 (0.50%) jQuery
8 14 (0.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 11 (0.40%) XML
10 10 (0.36%) COM
10 10 (0.36%) LDAP
11 9 (0.32%) Middleware
12 5 (0.18%) SAP Basis
13 4 (0.14%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 343 (12.33%) Data Centre
2 223 (8.02%) Management Information System
3 133 (4.78%) Self-Motivation
4 132 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
5 85 (3.06%) Video Conferencing
6 84 (3.02%) Clustering
7 74 (2.66%) Driving Licence
7 74 (2.66%) Hybrid Cloud
8 73 (2.62%) Smartphone
9 65 (2.34%) Blackberry
10 59 (2.12%) PKI
11 56 (2.01%) User Experience
12 47 (1.69%) Fat Client
12 47 (1.69%) iPhone
12 47 (1.69%) Thin Client
13 42 (1.51%) Public Cloud
14 41 (1.47%) Replication
15 39 (1.40%) CMDB
16 38 (1.37%) Hedge funds
17 34 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2,271 (81.66%) Windows
2 1,055 (37.94%) Windows Server
3 903 (32.47%) Windows 10
4 516 (18.55%) Windows 7
5 453 (16.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 376 (13.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 363 (13.05%) Linux
8 116 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 108 (3.88%) Mac OS
10 105 (3.78%) Apple iOS
11 104 (3.74%) Windows 8
12 101 (3.63%) Android
13 56 (2.01%) Unix
14 45 (1.62%) CentOS
15 44 (1.58%) Windows Vista
16 41 (1.47%) Mac OS X
17 29 (1.04%) Windows XP
18 27 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 22 (0.79%) Ubuntu
20 15 (0.54%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 849 (30.53%) ITIL
2 627 (22.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 297 (10.68%) Problem-Solving
4 280 (10.07%) Service Management
5 251 (9.03%) Migration
6 206 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
7 197 (7.08%) Application Packaging
8 181 (6.51%) Mentoring
9 178 (6.40%) Project Management
10 168 (6.04%) Change Management
11 167 (6.01%) Service Delivery
12 163 (5.86%) Disaster Recovery
13 159 (5.72%) Project Delivery
14 146 (5.25%) Asset Management
14 146 (5.25%) Root Cause Analysis
15 142 (5.11%) Mobile Device Management
16 135 (4.85%) ITSM
17 134 (4.82%) Patch Management
18 129 (4.64%) Stakeholder Management
19 128 (4.60%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 656 (23.59%) PowerShell
2 353 (12.69%) SQL
3 77 (2.77%) Python
4 72 (2.59%) VBScript
5 44 (1.58%) Java
6 42 (1.51%) C++
7 40 (1.44%) JavaScript
8 34 (1.22%) PHP
9 32 (1.15%) Bash Shell
10 31 (1.11%) C
11 28 (1.01%) T-SQL
12 25 (0.90%) VB
13 23 (0.83%) C#
14 10 (0.36%) Ruby
15 7 (0.25%) Perl
15 7 (0.25%) VBA
16 5 (0.18%) ABAP
16 5 (0.18%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.11%) Go
18 2 (0.072%) PeopleCode
Qualifications
1 393 (14.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 318 (11.43%) Security Cleared
3 264 (9.49%) MCSE
4 177 (6.36%) Degree
5 164 (5.90%) MCSA
6 142 (5.11%) DV Cleared
7 132 (4.75%) Cisco Certification
8 125 (4.49%) MCP
9 117 (4.21%) CCNA
10 89 (3.20%) SC Cleared
11 77 (2.77%) ITIL Certification
12 53 (1.91%) A+ Certification
13 49 (1.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 45 (1.62%) CCA
15 43 (1.55%) Citrix Certification
16 40 (1.44%) CCNP
17 30 (1.08%) MCDST
18 29 (1.04%) CISSP
19 27 (0.97%) MCITP
20 25 (0.90%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 243 (8.74%) SLA
2 61 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 43 (1.55%) QA
4 41 (1.47%) PCI DSS
5 36 (1.29%) Cyber Essentials
6 35 (1.26%) GDPR
7 29 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 20 (0.72%) PMO
9 18 (0.65%) COBIT
10 13 (0.47%) ISO 9001
11 9 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 19770
12 7 (0.25%) Data Quality
13 6 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 2 (0.072%) DICOM
15 2 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 2 (0.072%) ITGC
15 2 (0.072%) NCSC
15 2 (0.072%) NIST
15 2 (0.072%) RMADS
System Software
1 1,823 (65.55%) Active Directory
2 701 (25.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 526 (18.91%) Hyper-V
4 304 (10.93%) XenApp
5 216 (7.77%) Microsoft App-V
6 171 (6.15%) vSphere
7 143 (5.14%) XenDesktop
8 133 (4.78%) VMware ESXi
9 116 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
10 81 (2.91%) Virtual Servers
11 70 (2.52%) Virtual Desktop
12 53 (1.91%) BitLocker
13 33 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 29 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
15 27 (0.97%) Terminal Services
16 24 (0.86%) Docker
16 24 (0.86%) Firmware
17 21 (0.76%) VMware NSX
18 16 (0.58%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 8 (0.29%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 441 (15.86%) SCOM
2 388 (13.95%) Microsoft Intune
3 208 (7.48%) WSUS
4 99 (3.56%) SCOrch
5 74 (2.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 69 (2.48%) SCVMM
7 59 (2.12%) Puppet
8 56 (2.01%) McAfee ePO
8 56 (2.01%) Nessus
9 50 (1.80%) vRealize
10 47 (1.69%) vCenter Server
11 44 (1.58%) Backup Exec
12 43 (1.55%) Microsoft Clustering
13 41 (1.47%) NetBackup
14 40 (1.44%) AirWatch
15 38 (1.37%) Ansible
16 34 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
17 33 (1.19%) Nagios
18 32 (1.15%) Jamf Pro
19 30 (1.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1,785 (64.19%) Microsoft
2 994 (35.74%) VMware
3 669 (24.06%) Citrix
4 497 (17.87%) Cisco
5 223 (8.02%) HP
6 178 (6.40%) Apple
7 139 (5.00%) Dell
8 125 (4.49%) Veeam
9 124 (4.46%) SolarWinds
10 121 (4.35%) McAfee
11 98 (3.52%) ServiceNow
12 90 (3.24%) Symantec
13 84 (3.02%) NetApp
14 81 (2.91%) Oracle
15 80 (2.88%) EMC
15 80 (2.88%) Ivanti
16 74 (2.66%) IBM
17 64 (2.30%) Splunk
18 62 (2.23%) Palo Alto
19 60 (2.16%) 3PAR