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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK
Rank 490 437 381
Rank change year-on-year -53 -56  
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 406 671 812
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.65% 0.77%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.80% 8.08% 10.32%
Number of salaries quoted 342 528 654
Median salary £47,500 £44,625 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.44% -0.83%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -  

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 7003 8307 7868
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.24% 8.07% 7.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5686 6690 6249
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £76,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.19% +2.35%  

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SCOM as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SCOM in the UK

SCOM
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -41 387 £47,500 +5.55% 43
London -43 109 £55,000 +0.45% 15
South East +27 77 £55,000 +29.41% 5
Yorkshire +27 47 £40,000 -3.61% 3
East of England +23 47 £50,000 +13.63% 1
West Yorkshire +27 41 £40,000 -5.88% 3
East Midlands -5 40 £42,500 +53.15% 6
West Midlands +16 39 £47,500 +28.37% 6
Oxfordshire +30 35 £60,000 +84.61% 4
Birmingham +4 35 £48,750 +31.75% 1
City of London +40 30 £57,500 +9.52% 4
Essex +32 23 £50,000 -4.76%
Surrey +26 19 £51,250 +22.02% 1
Berkshire +17 18 £41,500 -17.00%
Nottingham +16 18 £42,500 +112.50% 3
Nottinghamshire +12 18 £42,500 +112.50% 3
Northamptonshire +24 16 £41,250 +3.12% 1
Leeds +8 16 £40,000 -5.88% 1
North West -25 15 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Hertfordshire +13 14 £36,000 -28.00%
Bradford +12 14 £39,750 -6.47% 1
Oxford +10 13 £55,000 +69.23% 3
South West -44 12 £42,500 +26.86% 5
Colchester +6 11 £47,500 -5.00%
Northampton +20 10 £36,250 -9.37%
Scotland -1 10 £50,000 +42.85% 2
Edinburgh -3 8 £67,500 +107.69%
Bedfordshire +22 7 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Hampshire +15 7 £45,000 +21.62%
Wakefield +6 7 £42,500 +16.43%

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 713 (75.85%) Windows
2 630 (67.02%) Microsoft
3 589 (62.66%) Active Directory
4 574 (61.06%) SCCM
5 537 (57.13%) Windows Server
6 453 (48.19%) VMware
7 354 (37.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 338 (35.96%) ITIL
9 305 (32.45%) VMware Infrastructure
10 280 (29.79%) Hyper-V
11 275 (29.26%) DNS
12 266 (28.30%) PowerShell
13 265 (28.19%) MS Exchange
14 235 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
15 233 (24.79%) Windows Server 2008
16 226 (24.04%) SQL
17 218 (23.19%) MS Excel
17 218 (23.19%) Office 365
18 214 (22.77%) Citrix
19 213 (22.66%) Data Centre
20 206 (21.91%) DHCP
21 202 (21.49%) SQL Server
22 189 (20.11%) Cisco
23 182 (19.36%) Linux
24 173 (18.40%) Microsoft Certification
25 171 (18.19%) SAN
26 152 (16.17%) Finance
27 151 (16.06%) HP
28 149 (15.85%) Firewall
29 148 (15.74%) Skype for Business

SCOM
Top Related 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
1 265 (28.19%) MS Exchange
2 148 (15.74%) Skype for Business
3 140 (14.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 88 (9.36%) IIS
5 84 (8.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 70 (7.45%) SharePoint
7 39 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2007
8 17 (1.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 17 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
8 17 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.53%) JBoss
9 5 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.21%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.21%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.21%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.11%) Apache
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 218 (23.19%) MS Excel
2 60 (6.38%) MS Office
3 17 (1.81%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (1.81%) assyst
2 5 (0.53%) Northgate Housing
3 4 (0.43%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.21%) Workfront
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 235 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 218 (23.19%) Office 365
3 108 (11.49%) Amazon AWS
4 62 (6.60%) IaaS
5 39 (4.15%) PaaS
6 21 (2.23%) Azure Active Directory
7 19 (2.02%) SaaS
8 10 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (0.96%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.85%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.53%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.32%) Akamai
12 3 (0.32%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.11%) Fastly
14 1 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 275 (29.26%) DNS
2 206 (21.91%) DHCP
3 171 (18.19%) SAN
4 149 (15.85%) Firewall
5 82 (8.72%) LAN
6 77 (8.19%) Skype
6 77 (8.19%) WAN
7 59 (6.28%) LDAP
8 52 (5.53%) Kerberos
9 48 (5.11%) VPN
10 46 (4.89%) VoIP
11 36 (3.83%) TCP/IP
12 34 (3.62%) Network Security
13 33 (3.51%) iSCSI
14 31 (3.30%) SSL
15 30 (3.19%) MPLS
16 29 (3.09%) Fibre Channel
17 26 (2.77%) PBX
18 25 (2.66%) Unified Communications
19 23 (2.45%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (21.49%) SQL Server
2 41 (4.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 39 (4.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (2.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 24 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (1.38%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (0.74%) MySQL
8 6 (0.64%) Amazon Redshift
8 6 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (0.64%) NoSQL
8 6 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (0.43%) DTS
10 4 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.43%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.43%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.32%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (1.17%) Jenkins
1 11 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
2 9 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.53%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.21%) Ant
6 1 (0.11%) Git (software)
General
1 152 (16.17%) Finance
2 34 (3.62%) Banking
3 31 (3.30%) Publishing
4 29 (3.09%) Law
4 29 (3.09%) Retail
5 28 (2.98%) Back Office
6 24 (2.55%) Telecoms
7 15 (1.60%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.49%) Financial Institution
8 14 (1.49%) Marketing
9 13 (1.38%) Games
10 12 (1.28%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.64%) Advertising
12 5 (0.53%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.53%) Legal
12 5 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.32%) Electronics
14 2 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.21%) Local Government
15 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 156 (16.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 119 (12.66%) Windows Engineer
3 112 (11.91%) Systems Engineer
4 110 (11.70%) Analyst
5 89 (9.47%) Server Engineer
6 83 (8.83%) Administrator
7 65 (6.91%) Support Engineer
8 59 (6.28%) SCCM Engineer
9 58 (6.17%) Wintel Engineer
10 51 (5.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 50 (5.32%) Support Analyst
12 48 (5.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 46 (4.89%) VMware Engineer
14 45 (4.79%) Systems Administrator
15 44 (4.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 43 (4.57%) IT Engineer
16 43 (4.57%) Senior Systems Engineer
17 38 (4.04%) Senior Windows Engineer
18 37 (3.94%) Windows Server Engineer
19 31 (3.30%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.45%) Web Services
2 19 (2.02%) .NET
3 14 (1.49%) Middleware
4 10 (1.06%) XML
5 7 (0.74%) ASP.NET
6 5 (0.53%) JMS
7 4 (0.43%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.32%) WF
8 3 (0.32%) XSD
8 3 (0.32%) XSLT
9 1 (0.11%) HTML
9 1 (0.11%) MSMQ
9 1 (0.11%) WAP
9 1 (0.11%) WCF
9 1 (0.11%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 213 (22.66%) Data Centre
2 89 (9.47%) Clustering
3 84 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
4 66 (7.02%) PKI
5 42 (4.47%) Management Information System
6 40 (4.26%) Computer Science
7 34 (3.62%) CMDB
8 32 (3.40%) Blackberry
9 26 (2.77%) Replication
10 19 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
11 15 (1.60%) Client/Server
11 15 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
12 14 (1.49%) HP StoreVirtual
13 12 (1.28%) Private Cloud
14 11 (1.17%) HP Storage
15 10 (1.06%) CCTV
15 10 (1.06%) EMC VNX
16 9 (0.96%) Fat Client
16 9 (0.96%) Public Cloud
16 9 (0.96%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 713 (75.85%) Windows
2 537 (57.13%) Windows Server
3 354 (37.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 233 (24.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 182 (19.36%) Linux
6 81 (8.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 78 (8.30%) Unix
8 66 (7.02%) Windows 7
9 35 (3.72%) Windows 10
10 33 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 23 (2.45%) Mac OS X
12 19 (2.02%) Solaris
13 11 (1.17%) Ubuntu
14 10 (1.06%) Windows 8
15 9 (0.96%) AIX
16 5 (0.53%) HPUX
17 4 (0.43%) Android
17 4 (0.43%) Debian
17 4 (0.43%) Windows Phone
18 3 (0.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (35.96%) ITIL
2 107 (11.38%) Service Delivery
3 58 (6.17%) Project Management
3 58 (6.17%) Service Management
4 56 (5.96%) Migration
4 56 (5.96%) Problem Management
5 55 (5.85%) Continuous Improvement
6 53 (5.64%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (5.64%) Capacity Management
6 53 (5.64%) ITIL V3
7 49 (5.21%) High Availability
7 49 (5.21%) Identity Management
8 45 (4.79%) Change Management
8 45 (4.79%) Configuration Management
9 43 (4.57%) IT Strategy
10 42 (4.47%) Patch Management
11 41 (4.36%) Disaster Recovery
12 40 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
12 40 (4.26%) Load Balancing
12 40 (4.26%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 266 (28.30%) PowerShell
2 226 (24.04%) SQL
3 33 (3.51%) VB
4 24 (2.55%) T-SQL
5 15 (1.60%) C#
6 13 (1.38%) Java
7 10 (1.06%) VBScript
8 7 (0.74%) Perl
9 5 (0.53%) Korn
10 4 (0.43%) C
11 3 (0.32%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.32%) XPath
12 2 (0.21%) Ruby
12 2 (0.21%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.11%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 173 (18.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 130 (13.83%) MCSE
3 75 (7.98%) Degree
4 67 (7.13%) MCITP
5 63 (6.70%) Security Cleared
6 41 (4.36%) Cisco Certification
7 39 (4.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 31 (3.30%) Citrix Certification
9 29 (3.09%) ITIL Certification
9 29 (3.09%) MCSA
10 26 (2.77%) BPSS Clearance
10 26 (2.77%) CCNA
10 26 (2.77%) LPIC
11 20 (2.13%) SC Cleared
12 19 (2.02%) CCNP
12 19 (2.02%) MCP
13 12 (1.28%) CEH
14 11 (1.17%) CCA
14 11 (1.17%) CCIE
14 11 (1.17%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (10.00%) SLA
2 26 (2.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 13 (1.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (1.06%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.53%) PMO
7 3 (0.32%) SSAE 16
8 2 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.21%) EMIR
8 2 (0.21%) MiFID
8 2 (0.21%) QA
8 2 (0.21%) WCAG
9 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.11%) GCP
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 589 (62.66%) Active Directory
2 305 (32.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 280 (29.79%) Hyper-V
4 133 (14.15%) vSphere
5 114 (12.13%) XenApp
6 63 (6.70%) VMware ESXi
7 62 (6.60%) XenDesktop
8 30 (3.19%) Firmware
9 28 (2.98%) VMware ESX
10 23 (2.45%) Terminal Services
11 21 (2.23%) Virtual Machines
12 15 (1.60%) OpenSIPS
13 14 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
14 13 (1.38%) Forefront TMG
15 12 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
16 11 (1.17%) ISA Server
17 10 (1.06%) BitLocker
17 10 (1.06%) VMware Workstation
18 7 (0.74%) VMware Server
19 6 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 574 (61.06%) SCCM
2 75 (7.98%) NetBackup
3 59 (6.28%) SCVMM
4 44 (4.68%) WSUS
5 42 (4.47%) SCOrch
6 41 (4.36%) Nagios
7 40 (4.26%) Backup Exec
8 35 (3.72%) Microsoft Clustering
9 29 (3.09%) Tivoli
10 28 (2.98%) SCSM
11 22 (2.34%) Puppet
12 21 (2.23%) Failover Clustering
12 21 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
13 17 (1.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 16 (1.70%) Microsoft Intune
15 15 (1.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 14 (1.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 13 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
17 13 (1.38%) OpenView
17 13 (1.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 630 (67.02%) Microsoft
2 453 (48.19%) VMware
3 214 (22.77%) Citrix
4 189 (20.11%) Cisco
5 151 (16.06%) HP
6 89 (9.47%) SolarWinds
7 79 (8.40%) NetApp
8 65 (6.91%) Red Hat
9 49 (5.21%) IBM
10 46 (4.89%) Symantec
11 39 (4.15%) F5
12 38 (4.04%) 3PAR
12 38 (4.04%) Oracle
13 36 (3.83%) EMC
14 31 (3.30%) Dell
15 30 (3.19%) Juniper
16 26 (2.77%) Palo Alto
17 25 (2.66%) Avaya
17 25 (2.66%) CheckPoint
18 24 (2.55%) Intel Security
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