Period
to 21 January 2021

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 21 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 598 594 583
Rank change year-on-year -4 -11 -49
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 173 515 633
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.41% 0.42%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.66% 3.19% 3.69%
Number of salaries quoted 161 384 430
Median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,575 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.22% - +5.88%

SCOM 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 10,451 16,123 17,150
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.39% 12.77% 11.37%
Number of salaries quoted 8,592 12,445 13,575
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +9.52%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,075 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SCOM in the UK

SCOM
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SCOM.

Salary trend for SCOM in the UK

SCOM
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SCOM over the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

Salary histogram for SCOM in the UK

SCOM
Top 15 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 21 January 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 +1 166 £47,500 -9.52% 19
UK excluding London -21 115 £44,000 -2.22% 15
London +142 50 £70,000 +16.67% 5
South East +86 49 £46,000 +2.22% 3
North of England +56 39 £47,500 +22.94% 5
Work from Home -54 23 £55,000 -15.38% 2
Midlands +39 22 £42,500 -5.56% 6
West Midlands +41 16 £41,250 -8.33% 3
Yorkshire +27 16 £33,364 -36.45% 3
North West +55 13 £55,000 +42.35% 1
North East - 10 £58,000 - 1
East Midlands +36 6 £44,000 +3.53% 3
Scotland +38 3 £42,000 +10.53%
East of England +96 1 £49,000 -18.33%
South West +15 1 £25,000 -54.55%

For the 6 months to 21 January 2021, IT jobs citing SCOM 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 SCOM.

1 145 (83.82%) Active Directory
2 139 (80.35%) SCCM
3 137 (79.19%) Windows
4 114 (65.90%) VMware
5 107 (61.85%) Microsoft
6 94 (54.34%) PowerShell
7 92 (53.18%) Windows Server
8 79 (45.66%) Azure
9 78 (45.09%) VMware Infrastructure
10 61 (35.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 60 (34.68%) Office 365
11 60 (34.68%) Hyper-V
12 53 (30.64%) ITIL
13 52 (30.06%) Windows Server 2016
14 51 (29.48%) Linux
15 49 (28.32%) DNS
16 46 (26.59%) Microsoft Certification
16 46 (26.59%) Windows Server 2012
17 43 (24.86%) Citrix
18 41 (23.70%) Azure Active Directory
19 35 (20.23%) SAN
19 35 (20.23%) MCSA
20 33 (19.08%) SolarWinds
21 32 (18.50%) MCSE
21 32 (18.50%) SQL
21 32 (18.50%) Configuration Management
22 31 (17.92%) Security Cleared
22 31 (17.92%) Windows Server 2019
22 31 (17.92%) Problem-Solving
23 29 (16.76%) TCP/IP

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 12 (6.94%) SharePoint
2 11 (6.36%) MS Exchange
3 8 (4.62%) IIS
4 6 (3.47%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (3.47%) Skype for Business
5 4 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 17 (9.83%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (5.20%) Workfront
2 2 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.58%) BASE24
3 1 (0.58%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 79 (45.66%) Azure
2 60 (34.68%) Office 365
3 41 (23.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 28 (16.18%) PaaS
5 27 (15.61%) IaaS
6 21 (12.14%) SaaS
7 18 (10.40%) AWS
8 1 (0.58%) Apigee
8 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.58%) GCP
8 1 (0.58%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 49 (28.32%) DNS
2 35 (20.23%) SAN
3 29 (16.76%) TCP/IP
4 27 (15.61%) DHCP
4 27 (15.61%) WAN
5 13 (7.51%) Skype
6 11 (6.36%) LAN
7 10 (5.78%) NAS
7 10 (5.78%) SSL
8 7 (4.05%) Firewall
8 7 (4.05%) NetScaler
8 7 (4.05%) VLAN
9 6 (3.47%) VSAN
10 3 (1.73%) BGP
10 3 (1.73%) Multicast
10 3 (1.73%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (1.73%) VPN
11 2 (1.16%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (1.16%) ICMP
11 2 (1.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.56%) Amazon RDS
2 12 (6.94%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.73%) Big Data
3 3 (1.73%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.73%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (1.73%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.58%) MySQL
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.31%) MSI
1 4 (2.31%) Subversion
1 4 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.73%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.16%) JIRA
General
1 23 (13.29%) Finance
2 16 (9.25%) Banking
3 9 (5.20%) Legal
4 7 (4.05%) Law
4 7 (4.05%) Local Government
5 5 (2.89%) Public Sector
6 3 (1.73%) Military
6 3 (1.73%) Retail
7 2 (1.16%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.16%) Police
7 2 (1.16%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.58%) Advertising
8 1 (0.58%) Environmental Health
8 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.58%) Games
Job Titles
1 52 (30.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (12.14%) Server Engineer
2 21 (12.14%) Systems Engineer
3 20 (11.56%) Support Engineer
4 18 (10.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 16 (9.25%) VMware Engineer
6 12 (6.94%) 3rd Line Support
6 12 (6.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 12 (6.94%) SCCM Engineer
6 12 (6.94%) Storage Engineer
6 12 (6.94%) Windows Engineer
7 11 (6.36%) Architect
7 11 (6.36%) Infrastructure Architect
8 9 (5.20%) IT Engineer
8 9 (5.20%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (5.20%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.62%) PowerShell Specialist
9 8 (4.62%) Wintel Engineer
10 7 (4.05%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.47%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.94%) .NET
2 7 (4.05%) Web Services
2 7 (4.05%) X-Windows
3 3 (1.73%) JSON
3 3 (1.73%) XML
3 3 (1.73%) YAML
4 2 (1.16%) CGI
5 1 (0.58%) COM
5 1 (0.58%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.61%) Data Centre
2 21 (12.14%) PKI
3 19 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (6.36%) Management Information System
5 10 (5.78%) EMC VNX
5 10 (5.78%) EPoS
6 9 (5.20%) Hedge funds
7 8 (4.62%) Public Cloud
8 4 (2.31%) Clustering
8 4 (2.31%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.16%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.16%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.16%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.16%) Replication
9 2 (1.16%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.16%) Wiki
10 1 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.58%) Life Science
10 1 (0.58%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 137 (79.19%) Windows
2 92 (53.18%) Windows Server
3 52 (30.06%) Windows Server 2016
4 51 (29.48%) Linux
5 46 (26.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (17.92%) Windows Server 2019
7 23 (13.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (8.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (7.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (6.36%) Solaris
10 11 (6.36%) Windows 10
11 10 (5.78%) Unix
12 8 (4.62%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (3.47%) VMS
13 6 (3.47%) Windows 7
13 6 (3.47%) Windows XP
14 2 (1.16%) CentOS
15 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (35.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 53 (30.64%) ITIL
3 32 (18.50%) Configuration Management
4 31 (17.92%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (11.56%) Change Management
6 19 (10.98%) Project Delivery
7 18 (10.40%) Service Management
8 17 (9.83%) Migration
9 16 (9.25%) ITSM
10 15 (8.67%) Cybersecurity
10 15 (8.67%) DevOps
10 15 (8.67%) High Availability
11 14 (8.09%) IT Strategy
11 14 (8.09%) Server Management
12 12 (6.94%) Performance Monitoring
13 10 (5.78%) Availability Management
13 10 (5.78%) ITIL V3
13 10 (5.78%) Network Segmentation
13 10 (5.78%) Root Cause Analysis
13 10 (5.78%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 94 (54.34%) PowerShell
2 32 (18.50%) SQL
3 14 (8.09%) Perl
4 12 (6.94%) VB.NET
5 11 (6.36%) Bash Shell
6 10 (5.78%) C
7 7 (4.05%) Python
8 5 (2.89%) VBScript
9 4 (2.31%) VB
10 1 (0.58%) AWK
10 1 (0.58%) C++
10 1 (0.58%) sed
10 1 (0.58%) VC++
Qualifications
1 46 (26.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (20.23%) MCSA
3 32 (18.50%) MCSE
4 31 (17.92%) Security Cleared
5 20 (11.56%) DV Cleared
5 20 (11.56%) SC Cleared
6 12 (6.94%) MCITP
7 11 (6.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (5.78%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (5.20%) CCNA
10 7 (4.05%) CISSP
11 4 (2.31%) VCP5
11 4 (2.31%) VCP6
12 3 (1.73%) CCA
12 3 (1.73%) CCNP
12 3 (1.73%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (1.73%) DBS Check
13 2 (1.16%) AWS Certification
13 2 (1.16%) CISM
13 2 (1.16%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (12.72%) SLA
2 10 (5.78%) GDPR
3 3 (1.73%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.16%) ISO 9000
4 2 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.58%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 145 (83.82%) Active Directory
2 78 (45.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (34.68%) Hyper-V
4 18 (10.40%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (9.83%) Virtual Servers
5 17 (9.83%) vSphere
6 15 (8.67%) XenApp
7 14 (8.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 14 (8.09%) XenDesktop
8 8 (4.62%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (2.89%) VMware NSX
10 2 (1.16%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.58%) Docker
11 1 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.58%) Xen
Systems Management
1 139 (80.35%) SCCM
2 26 (15.03%) SCOrch
3 25 (14.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 23 (13.29%) Nagios
4 23 (13.29%) WSUS
5 19 (10.98%) SCVMM
6 18 (10.40%) NetBackup
7 12 (6.94%) WMI
8 11 (6.36%) Backup Exec
8 11 (6.36%) SCSM
9 10 (5.78%) McAfee ePO
10 9 (5.20%) Microsoft Intune
11 8 (4.62%) BladeLogic
12 6 (3.47%) EMC NetWorker
12 6 (3.47%) Single Sign-On
13 5 (2.89%) PowerCLI
14 2 (1.16%) Data Guard
14 2 (1.16%) Failover Clustering
14 2 (1.16%) Terraform
15 1 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 114 (65.90%) VMware
2 107 (61.85%) Microsoft
3 43 (24.86%) Citrix
4 33 (19.08%) SolarWinds
5 27 (15.61%) EMC
6 22 (12.72%) Red Hat
7 19 (10.98%) Veeam
8 17 (9.83%) Cisco
8 17 (9.83%) Dell
9 16 (9.25%) McAfee
9 16 (9.25%) NetApp
10 13 (7.51%) Oracle
10 13 (7.51%) ServiceNow
11 12 (6.94%) 3PAR
12 11 (6.36%) Remedy
13 10 (5.78%) HP
14 9 (5.20%) BMC
14 9 (5.20%) Ivanti
14 9 (5.20%) Symantec
15 8 (4.62%) Blue Coat