Period
to 22 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for SCOM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SCOM over the 6 months to 22 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 540 451 450
Rank change year-on-year -89 -1 +73
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 872 1362 1461
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.67% 0.66%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.60% 7.87% 8.67%
Number of salaries quoted 703 1097 1215
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £33,589 £30,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -8.57%

SCOM is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 15560 17300 16850
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.72% 8.55% 7.60%
Number of salaries quoted 12570 14033 13391
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,500 £29,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SCOM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SCOM in the UK

SCOM
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SCOM.

Salary trend for SCOM in the UK

SCOM
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SCOM over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Salary histogram for SCOM in the UK

SCOM
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the UK over the 6 months to 22 July 2017. 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 -80 807 £47,500 +5.56% 51
UK excluding London -52 579 £45,000 +12.50% 34
London -95 266 £53,730 -2.31% 20
Midlands +7 169 £45,000 +12.50% 6
South East +18 142 £50,000 +17.65% 11
North of England -64 135 £41,000 +2.50% 7
West Midlands +35 111 £50,000 +29.87% 6
Yorkshire +3 90 £40,000 +5.26% 5
East of England +1 68 £47,500 +7.95% 2
East Midlands -17 60 £42,500 +13.33%
North West -38 42 £43,500 -13.00% 2
Scotland -7 31 £57,500 +64.29% 3
South West -45 30 £36,250 +3.57% 5
Wales - 6 £40,000 -
North East -3 3 £36,000 -7.10%
Northern Ireland -16 1 £32,500 -7.14%

For the 6 months to 22 July 2017, IT jobs citing SCOM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SCOM.

1 684 (78.44%) Windows
2 591 (67.78%) Active Directory
3 542 (62.16%) Microsoft
4 536 (61.47%) Windows Server
5 523 (59.98%) SCCM
6 445 (51.03%) VMware
7 333 (38.19%) ITIL
8 305 (34.98%) PowerShell
9 296 (33.94%) Microsoft Azure
10 290 (33.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 278 (31.88%) VMware Infrastructure
12 265 (30.39%) Hyper-V
13 248 (28.44%) DNS
14 221 (25.34%) SQL
15 210 (24.08%) Office 365
16 205 (23.51%) Windows Server 2008
16 205 (23.51%) SAN
17 195 (22.36%) SQL Server
18 189 (21.67%) Citrix
19 187 (21.44%) Microsoft Certification
20 181 (20.76%) DHCP
21 175 (20.07%) Firewall
22 173 (19.84%) MS Exchange
23 172 (19.72%) Cisco
24 169 (19.38%) Data Centre
25 166 (19.04%) Linux
26 144 (16.51%) Amazon AWS
27 127 (14.56%) HP
28 125 (14.33%) Skype for Business
29 119 (13.65%) VMware ESXi

SCOM
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
1 173 (19.84%) MS Exchange
2 125 (14.33%) Skype for Business
3 104 (11.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 86 (9.86%) IIS
5 67 (7.68%) SharePoint
6 65 (7.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 19 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 15 (1.72%) Apache
9 15 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
10 14 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.69%) IBM Domino
14 4 (0.46%) CMS
15 3 (0.34%) Office Communications Server
15 3 (0.34%) OpenStack
16 2 (0.23%) WebLogic
17 1 (0.11%) Confluence
17 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 45 (5.16%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.57%) InfoPath
3 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (1.38%) assyst
1 12 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.57%) Northgate Housing
3 2 (0.23%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 2 (0.23%) Eikon
3 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.11%) Exstream
4 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.11%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 296 (33.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 210 (24.08%) Office 365
3 144 (16.51%) Amazon AWS
4 103 (11.81%) IaaS
5 69 (7.91%) PaaS
6 40 (4.59%) Azure Active Directory
7 22 (2.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 21 (2.41%) SaaS
9 19 (2.18%) Mimecast
10 12 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.69%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (0.69%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.57%) Akamai
13 5 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.34%) Loggly
14 3 (0.34%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 248 (28.44%) DNS
2 205 (23.51%) SAN
3 181 (20.76%) DHCP
4 175 (20.07%) Firewall
5 80 (9.17%) WAN
6 77 (8.83%) LAN
7 73 (8.37%) Skype
8 50 (5.73%) LDAP
8 50 (5.73%) PBX
9 48 (5.50%) Kerberos
9 48 (5.50%) TCP/IP
10 46 (5.28%) iSCSI
11 45 (5.16%) VoIP
12 43 (4.93%) VPN
13 41 (4.70%) PSTN
14 36 (4.13%) NAS
14 36 (4.13%) Network Security
15 29 (3.33%) OSPF
16 28 (3.21%) MPLS
17 26 (2.98%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (22.36%) SQL Server
2 62 (7.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 44 (5.05%) SQL Server 2005
4 33 (3.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 31 (3.56%) SQL Server 2014
6 21 (2.41%) Azure SQL Database
7 15 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
8 13 (1.49%) MySQL
9 6 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.34%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.34%) QlikView
12 2 (0.23%) Big Data
12 2 (0.23%) Data Lake
12 2 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.23%) DocumentDB
12 2 (0.23%) OLAP
12 2 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.11%) DTS
Development Applications
1 17 (1.95%) Jenkins
2 15 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
3 10 (1.15%) MSI
4 8 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (0.80%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.23%) Ant
6 2 (0.23%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.11%) JIRA
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.11%) Selenium
General
1 115 (13.19%) Finance
2 24 (2.75%) Banking
3 23 (2.64%) Law
4 19 (2.18%) Marketing
5 18 (2.06%) Back Office
6 17 (1.95%) Legal
6 17 (1.95%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.83%) Games
8 13 (1.49%) Telecoms
9 11 (1.26%) Publishing
10 9 (1.03%) Financial Institution
10 9 (1.03%) Retail
11 7 (0.80%) Advertising
12 6 (0.69%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.23%) Front Office
14 2 (0.23%) Local Government
14 2 (0.23%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.11%) Electronics
15 1 (0.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 163 (18.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 87 (9.98%) Analyst
2 87 (9.98%) Windows Engineer
3 86 (9.86%) Administrator
4 79 (9.06%) Systems Engineer
5 66 (7.57%) Systems Administrator
6 57 (6.54%) Server Engineer
7 47 (5.39%) Support Engineer
8 45 (5.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 43 (4.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 42 (4.82%) VMware Engineer
11 41 (4.70%) Network Engineer
12 40 (4.59%) Wintel Engineer
13 37 (4.24%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 35 (4.01%) Consultant
15 33 (3.78%) Infrastructure Manager
15 33 (3.78%) Support Analyst
15 33 (3.78%) Windows Administrator
16 32 (3.67%) Architect
16 32 (3.67%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.44%) .NET
2 27 (3.10%) Web Services
3 13 (1.49%) Middleware
4 12 (1.38%) ASP.NET
5 11 (1.26%) XML
6 9 (1.03%) .NET Framework
6 9 (1.03%) HTML
7 7 (0.80%) XMPP
8 6 (0.69%) XSLT
9 5 (0.57%) JSON
9 5 (0.57%) Software Packaging
10 4 (0.46%) CSS
11 3 (0.34%) Elastic Stack
11 3 (0.34%) YAML
12 2 (0.23%) COM
12 2 (0.23%) REST
12 2 (0.23%) WF
13 1 (0.11%) MSMQ
13 1 (0.11%) WAP
13 1 (0.11%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 169 (19.38%) Data Centre
2 82 (9.40%) Clustering
3 55 (6.31%) PKI
4 54 (6.19%) Management Information System
5 45 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (3.56%) Computer Science
7 30 (3.44%) Hybrid Cloud
8 21 (2.41%) Blackberry
9 20 (2.29%) Enterprise Storage
10 17 (1.95%) Hedge funds
11 16 (1.83%) Virtual Team
12 15 (1.72%) BYOD
12 15 (1.72%) EMC VNX
13 14 (1.61%) Replication
14 13 (1.49%) CMDB
14 13 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
14 13 (1.49%) HP Storage
15 12 (1.38%) FMCG
16 11 (1.26%) Fat Client
16 11 (1.26%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 684 (78.44%) Windows
2 536 (61.47%) Windows Server
3 290 (33.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 205 (23.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 166 (19.04%) Linux
6 70 (8.03%) Unix
7 37 (4.24%) Windows 10
8 34 (3.90%) Windows 7
9 32 (3.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 23 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (2.41%) CentOS
12 18 (2.06%) Mac OS X
13 14 (1.61%) Solaris
14 13 (1.49%) Ubuntu
15 8 (0.92%) AIX
15 8 (0.92%) Windows 8
16 7 (0.80%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.34%) VMS
18 1 (0.11%) HPUX
18 1 (0.11%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (38.19%) ITIL
2 86 (9.86%) Change Management
3 77 (8.83%) Migration
4 76 (8.72%) Service Delivery
5 62 (7.11%) Problem Management
5 62 (7.11%) Project Management
6 56 (6.42%) Identity Management
7 53 (6.08%) Root Cause Analysis
8 52 (5.96%) Service Management
9 51 (5.85%) Configuration Management
10 50 (5.73%) Disaster Recovery
11 48 (5.50%) Agile Software Development
12 47 (5.39%) Mentoring
13 46 (5.28%) Continuous Improvement
14 43 (4.93%) Capacity Management
14 43 (4.93%) DevOps
14 43 (4.93%) Kalman Filter
15 39 (4.47%) ITIL V3
16 38 (4.36%) Task Automation
17 36 (4.13%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 305 (34.98%) PowerShell
2 221 (25.34%) SQL
3 30 (3.44%) VB
4 29 (3.33%) C#
5 22 (2.52%) Java
6 20 (2.29%) T-SQL
7 13 (1.49%) Bash Shell
7 13 (1.49%) Korn
7 13 (1.49%) VBScript
8 12 (1.38%) Python
9 9 (1.03%) C
9 9 (1.03%) C++
9 9 (1.03%) Perl
10 7 (0.80%) VBA
11 5 (0.57%) Ruby
12 3 (0.34%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.34%) PHP
12 3 (0.34%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 187 (21.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 119 (13.65%) MCSE
3 67 (7.68%) Degree
4 62 (7.11%) MCSA
5 57 (6.54%) MCITP
6 48 (5.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 44 (5.05%) Security Cleared
8 42 (4.82%) Cisco Certification
9 23 (2.64%) CCNA
10 22 (2.52%) CCNP
11 21 (2.41%) Citrix Certification
12 20 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
12 20 (2.29%) SC Cleared
13 16 (1.83%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 14 (1.61%) MCP
15 13 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 11 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
16 11 (1.26%) LPIC
17 10 (1.15%) CCA
17 10 (1.15%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (6.54%) SLA
2 12 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 12 (1.38%) PMO
3 11 (1.26%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.80%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.34%) SSAE 16
7 2 (0.23%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.23%) QA
7 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.11%) GDPR
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 591 (67.78%) Active Directory
2 278 (31.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 265 (30.39%) Hyper-V
4 119 (13.65%) VMware ESXi
5 114 (13.07%) XenApp
6 108 (12.39%) vSphere
7 68 (7.80%) XenDesktop
8 38 (4.36%) Microsoft App-V
9 26 (2.98%) Terminal Services
10 24 (2.75%) XenServer
11 19 (2.18%) Firmware
12 18 (2.06%) Virtual Servers
13 16 (1.83%) KVM
14 14 (1.61%) ISA Server
14 14 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
15 10 (1.15%) vCloud
15 10 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
16 8 (0.92%) Forefront TMG
16 8 (0.92%) OpenSIPS
16 8 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 523 (59.98%) SCCM
2 71 (8.14%) Nagios
3 58 (6.65%) Puppet
4 54 (6.19%) SCVMM
5 45 (5.16%) SCSM
6 43 (4.93%) Opscode Chef
7 41 (4.70%) SCOrch
8 33 (3.78%) WSUS
9 29 (3.33%) NetBackup
9 29 (3.33%) SCDPM
10 28 (3.21%) Microsoft Clustering
10 28 (3.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 25 (2.87%) Backup Exec
12 23 (2.64%) Failover Clustering
13 19 (2.18%) Ansible
13 19 (2.18%) Tivoli
14 18 (2.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 15 (1.72%) EdgeSight
15 15 (1.72%) vCenter Server
16 14 (1.61%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 542 (62.16%) Microsoft
2 445 (51.03%) VMware
3 189 (21.67%) Citrix
4 172 (19.72%) Cisco
5 127 (14.56%) HP
6 110 (12.61%) SolarWinds
7 103 (11.81%) NetApp
8 58 (6.65%) Dell
9 47 (5.39%) EMC
10 44 (5.05%) Red Hat
11 31 (3.56%) Juniper
12 30 (3.44%) F5
13 29 (3.33%) Symantec
14 28 (3.21%) IBM
15 26 (2.98%) EqualLogic
16 25 (2.87%) CommVault
17 24 (2.75%) CheckPoint
17 24 (2.75%) Palo Alto
17 24 (2.75%) SonicWALL
18 21 (2.41%) Veeam
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I3
Salary: £52000 - £57000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + 10% Bonus + Excellent Benefits
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Keighley, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £37,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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London
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Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits package
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Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus additional benefits
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London
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Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Gloucester, Gloucestershire
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