Period
to 3 August 2021

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 3 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
UK
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 303 186 196
Rank change year-on-year -117 +10 +34
Permanent jobs citing SCCM 1,254 1,261 2,721
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 1.87% 1.89%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.42% 12.44% 14.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,061 1,037 2,237
10th Percentile £25,750 £28,000 £27,250
25th Percentile £31,250 £35,525 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
75th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19,533 10,140 18,846
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.23% 15.06% 13.07%
Number of salaries quoted 13,004 8,295 14,536
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 3 August 2021.

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 3 August 2021. 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 -110 1,132 £45,000 -5.26% 257
UK excluding London -69 796 £40,000 - 216
London -178 375 £55,000 - 53
Work from Home -177 218 £55,000 -4.35% 33
North of England -26 210 £38,000 -5.00% 58
South East -109 190 £50,000 +28.37% 58
Midlands -44 163 £40,000 -6.98% 45
North West +9 118 £40,000 -3.61% 25
East of England -16 98 £31,000 -31.11% 23
West Midlands -52 92 £32,500 -28.57% 24
Yorkshire -68 74 £35,000 -12.50% 28
East Midlands -27 69 £42,500 +30.77% 20
South West -63 68 £38,000 -10.59% 18
Scotland -54 47 £47,500 +5.56% 9
Wales -9 31 £35,000 -5.41% 5
North East -26 18 £46,000 +31.43% 5
Northern Ireland - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 3 August 2021, 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.

1 932 (74.32%) Windows
2 892 (71.13%) Active Directory
3 807 (64.35%) Microsoft
4 720 (57.42%) Microsoft 365
5 631 (50.32%) Azure
6 465 (37.08%) VMware
7 433 (34.53%) Windows Server
8 424 (33.81%) PowerShell
9 395 (31.50%) Microsoft Intune
10 392 (31.26%) ITIL
11 346 (27.59%) Windows 10
12 326 (26.00%) Social Skills
13 294 (23.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 288 (22.97%) VMware Infrastructure
15 239 (19.06%) Azure Active Directory
16 231 (18.42%) SharePoint
17 223 (17.78%) Citrix
18 193 (15.39%) Finance
19 190 (15.15%) Firewall
20 185 (14.75%) DNS
21 173 (13.80%) Problem-Solving
22 168 (13.40%) SQL
22 168 (13.40%) Hyper-V
23 159 (12.68%) DevOps
24 154 (12.28%) Microsoft Office
25 152 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
26 150 (11.96%) Cisco
27 149 (11.88%) IaaS
28 148 (11.80%) Data Centre
29 145 (11.56%) MS Exchange

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
1 231 (18.42%) SharePoint
2 145 (11.56%) MS Exchange
3 59 (4.70%) IIS
4 44 (3.51%) Skype for Business
5 21 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
7 11 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 10 (0.80%) CMS
9 4 (0.32%) Confluence
10 3 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.16%) Apache
11 2 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.080%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.080%) LiveLink
12 1 (0.080%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.080%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.080%) Site Server
Applications
1 154 (12.28%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.48%) Acrobat
5 6 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.48%) InDesign
5 6 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.48%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.48%) Siemens NX
5 6 (0.48%) Solid Edge
6 1 (0.080%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 29 (2.31%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.48%) Teamcenter
3 3 (0.24%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.24%) Relativity
4 2 (0.16%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.080%) Eikon
5 1 (0.080%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 720 (57.42%) Microsoft 365
2 631 (50.32%) Azure
3 239 (19.06%) Azure Active Directory
4 149 (11.88%) IaaS
5 142 (11.32%) AWS
6 127 (10.13%) PaaS
7 82 (6.54%) SaaS
8 80 (6.38%) OneDrive
9 42 (3.35%) Mimecast
10 37 (2.95%) Power Platform
11 32 (2.55%) GCP
12 27 (2.15%) PowerApps
13 19 (1.52%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 19 (1.52%) Power Automate
14 18 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
15 17 (1.36%) GitHub
16 16 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
17 12 (0.96%) Azure Stack
18 11 (0.88%) Amazon EKS
18 11 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 190 (15.15%) Firewall
2 185 (14.75%) DNS
3 139 (11.08%) DHCP
4 127 (10.13%) VPN
5 119 (9.49%) LAN
6 110 (8.77%) WAN
7 92 (7.34%) TCP/IP
8 91 (7.26%) SAN
9 76 (6.06%) Skype
10 58 (4.63%) Wi-Fi
11 49 (3.91%) Wireless
12 46 (3.67%) Remote Desktop
13 37 (2.95%) VoIP
14 27 (2.15%) NetScaler
15 26 (2.07%) VLAN
16 25 (1.99%) Internet
17 24 (1.91%) Unified Communications
18 20 (1.59%) NAS
18 20 (1.59%) Network Security
19 19 (1.52%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (10.13%) SQL Server
2 25 (1.99%) Big Data
3 16 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
4 14 (1.12%) Power BI
5 12 (0.96%) MongoDB
5 12 (0.96%) MySQL
6 11 (0.88%) NoSQL
6 11 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (0.40%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.24%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.080%) Data Lake
11 1 (0.080%) Electronic Patient Records
11 1 (0.080%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.080%) Redis
11 1 (0.080%) SAP HANA
11 1 (0.080%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 25 (1.99%) Octopus Deploy
2 24 (1.91%) TeamCity
3 23 (1.83%) MSI
4 20 (1.59%) JIRA
5 18 (1.44%) Visual Studio
6 17 (1.36%) Git (software)
7 14 (1.12%) Jenkins
8 12 (0.96%) AdminStudio
9 11 (0.88%) GitLab
9 11 (0.88%) Vagrant
10 6 (0.48%) Snyk
10 6 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.24%) WinDbg
12 2 (0.16%) InstallShield
12 2 (0.16%) Subversion
13 1 (0.080%) Cucumber
13 1 (0.080%) Mockito
13 1 (0.080%) Selenium
13 1 (0.080%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 326 (26.00%) Social Skills
2 193 (15.39%) Finance
3 93 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (3.99%) Retail
5 46 (3.67%) Law
6 43 (3.43%) Legal
7 37 (2.95%) Documentation Skills
8 36 (2.87%) Banking
9 31 (2.47%) Organisational Skills
9 31 (2.47%) Public Sector
10 29 (2.31%) Presentation Skills
11 24 (1.91%) Telecoms
12 23 (1.83%) Advertising
13 22 (1.75%) Manufacturing
14 19 (1.52%) Local Government
15 14 (1.12%) Marketing
16 9 (0.72%) Back Office
17 7 (0.56%) Military
17 7 (0.56%) Publishing
18 5 (0.40%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 249 (19.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 196 (15.63%) Analyst
3 161 (12.84%) Support Engineer
4 108 (8.61%) Architect
5 95 (7.58%) Windows Engineer
6 91 (7.26%) IT Support
7 76 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
7 76 (6.06%) Support Analyst
8 75 (5.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 73 (5.82%) Consultant
10 72 (5.74%) IT Engineer
11 68 (5.42%) Service Analyst
12 65 (5.18%) Service Desk Analyst
13 64 (5.10%) SCCM Engineer
14 60 (4.78%) Desktop Support
15 59 (4.70%) Azure Engineer
16 56 (4.47%) 3rd Line Support
17 54 (4.31%) IT Analyst
18 52 (4.15%) Cloud Engineer
19 44 (3.51%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (4.15%) ARM Templates
2 14 (1.12%) .NET
3 13 (1.04%) JSON
4 12 (0.96%) LDAP
4 12 (0.96%) Node.js
5 11 (0.88%) .NET Core
5 11 (0.88%) AngularJS
5 11 (0.88%) ASP.NET
5 11 (0.88%) Django
5 11 (0.88%) Express
5 11 (0.88%) MEAN Stack
5 11 (0.88%) Ruby on Rails
6 8 (0.64%) HTML
7 7 (0.56%) Web Services
8 6 (0.48%) Software Packaging
9 5 (0.40%) COM
10 4 (0.32%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (0.32%) REST
10 4 (0.32%) SAML
11 2 (0.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 148 (11.80%) Data Centre
2 133 (10.61%) Public Cloud
3 54 (4.31%) Management Information System
4 49 (3.91%) Clustering
5 48 (3.83%) Hybrid Cloud
6 37 (2.95%) Enterprise Storage
7 36 (2.87%) Private Cloud
8 32 (2.55%) PKI
9 29 (2.31%) Video Conferencing
10 24 (1.91%) Cloud Native
11 19 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
11 19 (1.52%) Virtual Team
12 18 (1.44%) Blackberry
13 17 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
14 16 (1.28%) iPhone
15 14 (1.12%) BYOD
15 14 (1.12%) Hedge funds
15 14 (1.12%) Replication
16 13 (1.04%) User Experience
17 12 (0.96%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 932 (74.32%) Windows
2 433 (34.53%) Windows Server
3 346 (27.59%) Windows 10
4 138 (11.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 122 (9.73%) Linux
6 86 (6.86%) Windows Server 2016
7 83 (6.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 77 (6.14%) Android
9 73 (5.82%) Windows 7
9 73 (5.82%) Windows Server 2019
10 66 (5.26%) Apple iOS
11 61 (4.86%) Mac OS
12 22 (1.75%) Windows 8
13 21 (1.67%) Mac OS X
13 21 (1.67%) Unix
14 17 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 14 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (0.80%) CentOS
17 5 (0.40%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (31.26%) ITIL
2 294 (23.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 173 (13.80%) Problem-Solving
4 159 (12.68%) DevOps
5 121 (9.65%) ITSM
6 111 (8.85%) Migration
7 107 (8.53%) Service Delivery
8 95 (7.58%) Service Management
9 87 (6.94%) Mobile Device Management
10 77 (6.14%) Problem Management
11 73 (5.82%) Change Management
12 68 (5.42%) Project Delivery
13 65 (5.18%) Application Packaging
13 65 (5.18%) Disaster Recovery
14 64 (5.10%) Presales
15 63 (5.02%) Agile Software Development
16 62 (4.94%) Incident Management
17 58 (4.63%) High Availability
18 54 (4.31%) Mentoring
19 50 (3.99%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 424 (33.81%) PowerShell
2 168 (13.40%) SQL
3 46 (3.67%) Python
4 30 (2.39%) VB
5 28 (2.23%) Bash Shell
5 28 (2.23%) Perl
6 27 (2.15%) VBScript
7 23 (1.83%) PHP
8 18 (1.44%) C
9 15 (1.20%) JavaScript
9 15 (1.20%) Ruby
10 14 (1.12%) C#
11 12 (0.96%) C++
12 11 (0.88%) Java
12 11 (0.88%) VB.NET
13 7 (0.56%) RPG
13 7 (0.56%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 152 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 111 (8.85%) Security Cleared
3 105 (8.37%) Degree
4 99 (7.89%) MCSE
5 66 (5.26%) SC Cleared
6 43 (3.43%) Cisco Certification
7 41 (3.27%) MCP
8 40 (3.19%) ITIL Certification
9 39 (3.11%) CCNA
10 38 (3.03%) MCSA
11 25 (1.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 19 (1.52%) A+ Certification
12 19 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
13 16 (1.28%) DV Cleared
13 16 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 15 (1.20%) CCA
14 15 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
15 12 (0.96%) MCTS
16 11 (0.88%) MCITP
17 9 (0.72%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (8.85%) SLA
2 33 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.12%) GDPR
4 12 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
5 11 (0.88%) COBIT
6 9 (0.72%) PMO
7 7 (0.56%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.48%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.48%) QA
9 3 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.24%) NIST
9 3 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.080%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.080%) ITGC
10 1 (0.080%) NCSC
System Software
1 892 (71.13%) Active Directory
2 288 (22.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 168 (13.40%) Hyper-V
4 66 (5.26%) vSphere
5 51 (4.07%) VMware ESXi
6 48 (3.83%) Virtual Desktop
7 41 (3.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 39 (3.11%) XenApp
9 35 (2.79%) XenDesktop
10 33 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
11 32 (2.55%) BitLocker
12 26 (2.07%) VMware NSX
13 17 (1.36%) Docker
14 14 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
15 13 (1.04%) Terminal Services
16 9 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 9 (0.72%) VMware Server
17 8 (0.64%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 8 (0.64%) Firmware
17 8 (0.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 395 (31.50%) Microsoft Intune
2 135 (10.77%) SCOM
3 73 (5.82%) WSUS
4 68 (5.42%) Jamf Pro
5 57 (4.55%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 48 (3.83%) Ansible
7 40 (3.19%) Kubernetes
8 38 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
9 37 (2.95%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 36 (2.87%) Puppet
11 31 (2.47%) Terraform
12 26 (2.07%) McAfee ePO
13 25 (1.99%) AirWatch
14 23 (1.83%) Failover Clustering
15 22 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
16 19 (1.52%) NetBackup
17 17 (1.36%) FortiGate
17 17 (1.36%) SCVMM
18 16 (1.28%) Microsoft Clustering
19 15 (1.20%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 807 (64.35%) Microsoft
2 465 (37.08%) VMware
3 223 (17.78%) Citrix
4 150 (11.96%) Cisco
5 89 (7.10%) Apple
6 76 (6.06%) ServiceNow
7 74 (5.90%) Veeam
8 71 (5.66%) HP
9 65 (5.18%) NetApp
10 50 (3.99%) Meraki
11 47 (3.75%) McAfee
12 46 (3.67%) Dell
13 42 (3.35%) Remedy
14 34 (2.71%) EMC
15 30 (2.39%) Red Hat
16 29 (2.31%) Sophos
17 28 (2.23%) SolarWinds
18 27 (2.15%) Palo Alto
19 25 (1.99%) IBM
20 24 (1.91%) Ivanti