Period
to 18 October 2018

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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 584 513 452
Rank change year-on-year -71 -61 +41
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 697 952 1,248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.54% 0.65%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.01% 6.04% 7.30%
Number of salaries quoted 544 745 1,004
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,750 £30,558
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 17,383 15,771 17,104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.57% 9.02% 8.92%
Number of salaries quoted 13,773 12,887 13,834
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.84%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.88%

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 18 October 2018.

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 18 October 2018. 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 -54 666 £50,000 +5.26% 65
UK excluding London -80 422 £45,000 +5.88% 55
London -16 268 £53,250 -0.89% 12
South East +28 181 £45,000 +5.88% 10
North of England -60 71 £36,250 -8.23% 22
South West +10 54 £55,000 +19.57% 3
Midlands -54 48 £43,750 -0.57% 12
East of England +22 46 £45,000 -5.26% 6
North West -14 35 £52,621 +14.39% 17
Yorkshire -26 34 £29,900 -20.27% 5
West Midlands -45 26 £41,750 -7.22% 9
East Midlands -4 22 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Wales +1 11 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Scotland -64 11 £55,000 +12.24% 1
Northern Ireland +13 6 £32,500 -
North East -8 2 £55,000 +50.68%

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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.

1 555 (79.63%) Windows
2 519 (74.46%) Active Directory
3 453 (64.99%) SCCM
4 451 (64.71%) Microsoft
5 431 (61.84%) Windows Server
6 397 (56.96%) VMware
7 305 (43.76%) PowerShell
8 284 (40.75%) Microsoft Azure
9 263 (37.73%) Windows Server 2012
10 255 (36.59%) Office 365
10 255 (36.59%) VMware Infrastructure
11 246 (35.29%) DNS
12 238 (34.15%) Hyper-V
13 233 (33.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 202 (28.98%) ITIL
15 194 (27.83%) Windows Server 2008
16 188 (26.97%) Firewall
17 185 (26.54%) DHCP
18 169 (24.25%) SQL
18 169 (24.25%) Finance
19 154 (22.09%) SQL Server
20 152 (21.81%) MS Exchange
21 140 (20.09%) Data Centre
22 131 (18.79%) Cisco
23 127 (18.22%) Amazon AWS
24 119 (17.07%) Citrix
25 113 (16.21%) Linux
25 113 (16.21%) Agile Software Development
26 111 (15.93%) SAN
27 109 (15.64%) SolarWinds

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
1 152 (21.81%) MS Exchange
2 65 (9.33%) IIS
3 60 (8.61%) SharePoint
4 59 (8.46%) Skype for Business
5 48 (6.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 42 (6.03%) Exchange Server 2010
7 30 (4.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 20 (2.87%) Apache
9 18 (2.58%) JBoss
10 15 (2.15%) SharePoint 2013
11 13 (1.87%) Tomcat
12 12 (1.72%) OpenStack
13 10 (1.43%) CMS
13 10 (1.43%) nginx
13 10 (1.43%) WordPress
14 7 (1.00%) Confluence
14 7 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
15 6 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
16 5 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
17 3 (0.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 52 (7.46%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (4.73%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.14%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 284 (40.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 255 (36.59%) Office 365
3 127 (18.22%) Amazon AWS
4 42 (6.03%) Azure Active Directory
5 40 (5.74%) SaaS
6 37 (5.31%) IaaS
7 22 (3.16%) PaaS
8 15 (2.15%) Mimecast
9 11 (1.58%) CloudFront
9 11 (1.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 10 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (1.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 7 (1.00%) Cloudflare
12 7 (1.00%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.29%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.29%) G Suite
15 1 (0.14%) GitHub
15 1 (0.14%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 246 (35.29%) DNS
2 188 (26.97%) Firewall
3 185 (26.54%) DHCP
4 111 (15.93%) SAN
5 71 (10.19%) TCP/IP
6 70 (10.04%) Skype
7 57 (8.18%) LAN
7 57 (8.18%) WAN
8 44 (6.31%) NetScaler
9 35 (5.02%) Intrusion Detection
10 32 (4.59%) Unified Communications
11 27 (3.87%) VLAN
11 27 (3.87%) VPN
12 25 (3.59%) Internet
12 25 (3.59%) Software-Defined Networking
13 19 (2.73%) Cisco ASA
14 18 (2.58%) Network Security
15 16 (2.30%) iSCSI
16 15 (2.15%) VSAN
17 12 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (22.09%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.44%) MySQL
3 16 (2.30%) Amazon RDS
4 12 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
5 10 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (1.43%) SQL Server 2000
5 10 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (0.72%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (0.57%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.57%) Redis
8 4 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.43%) Power BI
10 2 (0.29%) MS Access
10 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (1.58%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.43%) PEAR
2 10 (1.43%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
4 8 (1.15%) JIRA
4 8 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.86%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (0.72%) Metasploit
7 4 (0.57%) Maven
7 4 (0.57%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.29%) MSI
8 2 (0.29%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.14%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.14%) Artifactory
General
1 169 (24.25%) Finance
2 38 (5.45%) Banking
3 30 (4.30%) Retail
4 17 (2.44%) Publishing
5 13 (1.87%) Legal
6 9 (1.29%) Aerospace
7 8 (1.15%) Electronics
8 7 (1.00%) Advertising
8 7 (1.00%) Telecoms
9 6 (0.86%) Automotive
9 6 (0.86%) Back Office
10 5 (0.72%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.72%) Law
10 5 (0.72%) Marketing
11 4 (0.57%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.43%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.14%) Billing
13 1 (0.14%) Local Government
13 1 (0.14%) Military
13 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 200 (28.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 82 (11.76%) Architect
3 63 (9.04%) Support Engineer
4 61 (8.75%) Analyst
5 58 (8.32%) Windows Engineer
6 56 (8.03%) Administrator
7 51 (7.32%) Server Engineer
8 50 (7.17%) Exchange Engineer
9 43 (6.17%) Windows Server Engineer
10 38 (5.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 37 (5.31%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
12 34 (4.88%) Wintel Engineer
13 31 (4.45%) DBA
13 31 (4.45%) Infrastructure Architect
14 29 (4.16%) 3rd Line Support
14 29 (4.16%) Systems Engineer
14 29 (4.16%) VMware Engineer
15 27 (3.87%) Monitoring Analyst
15 27 (3.87%) SQL DBA
16 26 (3.73%) PowerShell Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (6.17%) Web Services
2 31 (4.45%) .NET
3 23 (3.30%) Middleware
4 19 (2.73%) LDAP
5 12 (1.72%) HTML
6 11 (1.58%) XML
7 7 (1.00%) CSS
8 6 (0.86%) ASP.NET
8 6 (0.86%) Elastic Stack
8 6 (0.86%) JMS
8 6 (0.86%) XSD
9 5 (0.72%) Ajax
9 5 (0.72%) Regular Expression
10 4 (0.57%) Apache CXF
10 4 (0.57%) MSMQ
10 4 (0.57%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (0.57%) RESTful
10 4 (0.57%) SOAP
10 4 (0.57%) WCF
11 3 (0.43%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 140 (20.09%) Data Centre
2 78 (11.19%) Clustering
3 69 (9.90%) PKI
4 63 (9.04%) Management Information System
5 43 (6.17%) Self-Motivation
6 40 (5.74%) Hybrid Cloud
7 39 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
8 33 (4.73%) Replication
9 27 (3.87%) Blackberry
9 27 (3.87%) Public Cloud
10 18 (2.58%) Private Cloud
11 13 (1.87%) Enterprise Storage
12 12 (1.72%) Computer Science
12 12 (1.72%) Fat Client
12 12 (1.72%) Thin Client
13 11 (1.58%) Hedge funds
14 8 (1.15%) EMC VNX
15 7 (1.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 6 (0.86%) EMC VMAX
16 6 (0.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 555 (79.63%) Windows
2 431 (61.84%) Windows Server
3 263 (37.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 194 (27.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 113 (16.21%) Linux
6 106 (15.21%) Windows 10
7 57 (8.18%) Windows 7
8 29 (4.16%) Unix
9 23 (3.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (2.73%) Windows 8
11 13 (1.87%) Solaris
12 10 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.86%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.72%) Android
14 5 (0.72%) CentOS
15 4 (0.57%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.43%) AIX
17 2 (0.29%) Mac OS
18 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
18 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (33.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 202 (28.98%) ITIL
3 113 (16.21%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (11.76%) DevOps
5 73 (10.47%) Problem-Solving
6 66 (9.47%) Scrum
7 65 (9.33%) Service Management
8 63 (9.04%) Migration
9 58 (8.32%) Problem Management
10 57 (8.18%) High Availability
10 57 (8.18%) Technical Architecture
11 56 (8.03%) Project Management
12 47 (6.74%) Root Cause Analysis
13 45 (6.46%) Service Delivery
14 44 (6.31%) PRINCE2
15 43 (6.17%) Data Protection
16 42 (6.03%) Disaster Recovery
17 39 (5.60%) Asset Management
17 39 (5.60%) Change Management
18 38 (5.45%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 305 (43.76%) PowerShell
2 169 (24.25%) SQL
3 33 (4.73%) Java
4 28 (4.02%) T-SQL
5 25 (3.59%) Python
6 17 (2.44%) VBScript
7 16 (2.30%) C#
8 11 (1.58%) C
9 10 (1.43%) JavaScript
10 8 (1.15%) VB
11 6 (0.86%) XPath
12 5 (0.72%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.57%) C++
13 4 (0.57%) Perl
14 3 (0.43%) Ruby
15 2 (0.29%) PHP
15 2 (0.29%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.14%) Go
16 1 (0.14%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.14%) R
Qualifications
1 83 (11.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (10.47%) Security Cleared
3 56 (8.03%) MCSE
4 53 (7.60%) SC Cleared
5 40 (5.74%) Degree
6 39 (5.60%) DV Cleared
6 39 (5.60%) MCSA
7 27 (3.87%) ITIL Certification
7 27 (3.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 25 (3.59%) TOGAF Certification
9 19 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (2.30%) MCITP
11 10 (1.43%) CCNP
12 9 (1.29%) CCNA
13 7 (1.00%) CCA
13 7 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (0.86%) MCP
15 5 (0.72%) HNC
16 4 (0.57%) MCTS
16 4 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.31%) SLA
2 20 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (2.01%) GDPR
4 12 (1.72%) PCI DSS
5 10 (1.43%) Cyber Essentials
6 9 (1.29%) QA
7 5 (0.72%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 519 (74.46%) Active Directory
2 255 (36.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 238 (34.15%) Hyper-V
4 107 (15.35%) vSphere
5 55 (7.89%) XenApp
6 53 (7.60%) VMware ESXi
7 42 (6.03%) Virtual Servers
8 36 (5.16%) Virtual Desktop
8 36 (5.16%) XenDesktop
9 34 (4.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 33 (4.73%) Microsoft App-V
11 17 (2.44%) BitLocker
12 16 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
13 8 (1.15%) Terminal Services
13 8 (1.15%) XenServer
14 6 (0.86%) DFS Replication
15 5 (0.72%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 5 (0.72%) KVM
15 5 (0.72%) ProxySG
16 4 (0.57%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 453 (64.99%) SCCM
2 54 (7.75%) Puppet
3 52 (7.46%) Opscode Chef
4 49 (7.03%) SCVMM
5 46 (6.60%) SCOrch
6 32 (4.59%) WSUS
7 31 (4.45%) vRealize
8 30 (4.30%) Failover Clustering
9 27 (3.87%) Ansible
9 27 (3.87%) Microsoft Clustering
9 27 (3.87%) Nagios
10 25 (3.59%) vCenter Server
11 24 (3.44%) NetBackup
11 24 (3.44%) SCSM
12 23 (3.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 21 (3.01%) Microsoft Intune
14 18 (2.58%) EMC NetWorker
15 15 (2.15%) PowerCLI
15 15 (2.15%) Single Sign-On
16 12 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 451 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 397 (56.96%) VMware
3 131 (18.79%) Cisco
4 119 (17.07%) Citrix
5 109 (15.64%) SolarWinds
6 77 (11.05%) HP
7 72 (10.33%) CommVault
8 50 (7.17%) Oracle
9 46 (6.60%) ServiceNow
10 45 (6.46%) EMC
11 41 (5.88%) NetApp
12 36 (5.16%) McAfee
13 35 (5.02%) Juniper
14 34 (4.88%) Dell
15 33 (4.73%) Splunk
16 29 (4.16%) Veeam
17 28 (4.02%) Riverbed
18 18 (2.58%) 3PAR
18 18 (2.58%) Red Hat
18 18 (2.58%) Symantec