Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 539 477 508
Rank change year-on-year -62 +31 -124
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 871 988 1,173
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.56% 0.56%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.28% 6.40% 6.81%
Number of salaries quoted 675 827 1,038
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,000 £66,400
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £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 16,481 15,440 17,228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 9.35% 8.80% 8.15%
Number of salaries quoted 13,241 12,486 14,015
UK median annual salary £53,000 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.91% +3.00% +5.89%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% +4.65% +4.88%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 -52 780 £50,000 +11.11% 86
UK excluding London -41 560 £40,000 -5.88% 61
London +16 297 £52,500 -4.55% 31
North of England -36 165 £38,000 -3.80% 16
South East +12 163 £51,250 +2.50% 21
Yorkshire +5 107 £37,500 - 5
Scotland +10 78 £40,000 -18.37% 5
Midlands -96 61 £41,250 -2.94% 12
North West -35 57 £45,000 -5.26% 9
South West +31 51 £35,000 -0.91% 4
East of England -71 34 £52,500 +16.67% 2
West Midlands -59 33 £39,500 -16.84% 5
East Midlands -51 28 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Northern Ireland - 6 £24,500 - 1
Wales - 2 £35,750 -
North East -33 1 £37,000 -7.50% 2

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 734 (84.27%) Windows
2 664 (76.23%) SCCM
3 592 (67.97%) Active Directory
4 561 (64.41%) Microsoft
4 561 (64.41%) Windows Server
5 499 (57.29%) VMware
6 321 (36.85%) PowerShell
7 316 (36.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 312 (35.82%) Microsoft Azure
9 302 (34.67%) ITIL
10 270 (31.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 264 (30.31%) Hyper-V
12 227 (26.06%) SQL Server
13 201 (23.08%) SQL
14 198 (22.73%) Office 365
15 197 (22.62%) Windows Server 2008
16 188 (21.58%) Cisco
16 188 (21.58%) Citrix
17 183 (21.01%) DNS
18 163 (18.71%) SAN
19 162 (18.60%) Data Centre
20 157 (18.03%) Firewall
21 147 (16.88%) DHCP
22 142 (16.30%) Finance
23 135 (15.50%) Microsoft Certification
24 129 (14.81%) Linux
25 124 (14.24%) MS Exchange
26 120 (13.78%) HP
27 113 (12.97%) VMware ESXi
28 112 (12.86%) Amazon AWS

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
1 124 (14.24%) MS Exchange
2 100 (11.48%) IIS
3 90 (10.33%) Skype for Business
4 86 (9.87%) SharePoint
5 68 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 59 (6.77%) Exchange Server 2013
7 28 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2007
8 19 (2.18%) Apache
9 13 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 13 (1.49%) WebSphere
9 13 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
10 12 (1.38%) JBoss
10 12 (1.38%) WebLogic
11 10 (1.15%) Confluence
12 8 (0.92%) CMS
12 8 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
13 7 (0.80%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.57%) EPiServer
14 5 (0.57%) Office Communications Server
15 4 (0.46%) nginx
Applications
1 63 (7.23%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.34%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.11%) Abaqus
Business Applications
1 8 (0.92%) Elite 3E
2 4 (0.46%) assyst
3 2 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 312 (35.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 198 (22.73%) Office 365
3 112 (12.86%) Amazon AWS
4 58 (6.66%) IaaS
5 57 (6.54%) Azure Active Directory
6 37 (4.25%) PaaS
7 21 (2.41%) Mimecast
8 17 (1.95%) AWS CloudFormation
9 13 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 9 (1.03%) Yammer
11 8 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
11 8 (0.92%) SaaS
12 7 (0.80%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.69%) OneDrive
14 5 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 5 (0.57%) GitHub
15 4 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
16 3 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
16 3 (0.34%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 183 (21.01%) DNS
2 163 (18.71%) SAN
3 157 (18.03%) Firewall
4 147 (16.88%) DHCP
5 71 (8.15%) TCP/IP
6 64 (7.35%) Skype
7 57 (6.54%) VPN
8 48 (5.51%) WAN
9 46 (5.28%) Network Security
10 45 (5.17%) LAN
11 40 (4.59%) Intrusion Detection
12 32 (3.67%) VLAN
13 31 (3.56%) VoIP
14 29 (3.33%) NetScaler
15 28 (3.21%) Kerberos
16 27 (3.10%) Remote Desktop
17 20 (2.30%) Wireshark
18 19 (2.18%) iSCSI
18 19 (2.18%) Wi-Fi
19 16 (1.84%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (26.06%) SQL Server
2 33 (3.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (2.41%) SQL Server 2016
5 18 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (1.72%) Azure SQL Database
7 14 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
8 10 (1.15%) DB2
8 10 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (1.03%) Power BI
10 8 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (0.80%) MySQL
12 6 (0.69%) Oracle Database
12 6 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
13 5 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (0.46%) Oracle Database 12c
14 4 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
15 3 (0.34%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (1.72%) Git (software)
1 15 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
1 15 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
2 11 (1.26%) Octopus Deploy
2 11 (1.26%) TeamCity
3 8 (0.92%) JIRA
4 5 (0.57%) Psake
5 4 (0.46%) Vagrant
5 4 (0.46%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.34%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.23%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.23%) NuGet
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.11%) Ant
8 1 (0.11%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.11%) MSI
8 1 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 142 (16.30%) Finance
2 39 (4.48%) Banking
3 29 (3.33%) Law
4 28 (3.21%) Legal
5 27 (3.10%) Retail
6 19 (2.18%) Telecoms
7 15 (1.72%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.38%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.03%) Back Office
10 6 (0.69%) Advertising
11 4 (0.46%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.46%) Marketing
12 3 (0.34%) Local Government
12 3 (0.34%) Publishing
13 2 (0.23%) Electronics
13 2 (0.23%) Games
13 2 (0.23%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.11%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 207 (23.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 128 (14.70%) Analyst
3 114 (13.09%) Windows Engineer
4 88 (10.10%) Server Engineer
5 70 (8.04%) Windows Server Engineer
6 66 (7.58%) SCCM Engineer
7 65 (7.46%) Systems Engineer
8 57 (6.54%) VMware Engineer
9 56 (6.43%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
10 51 (5.86%) Administrator
11 46 (5.28%) Architect
11 46 (5.28%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 45 (5.17%) Cloud Engineer
13 43 (4.94%) Infrastructure Support
13 43 (4.94%) Support Engineer
14 42 (4.82%) Support Analyst
15 40 (4.59%) Consultant
16 38 (4.36%) Team Leader
17 37 (4.25%) DBA
18 34 (3.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (4.02%) Web Services
2 27 (3.10%) .NET
3 21 (2.41%) LDAP
4 12 (1.38%) .NET Framework
5 11 (1.26%) CSS
5 11 (1.26%) HTML
6 10 (1.15%) Ajax
7 8 (0.92%) REST
8 7 (0.80%) ASP.NET
9 5 (0.57%) ASP.NET Core
9 5 (0.57%) SAML
10 4 (0.46%) 802.1X
10 4 (0.46%) Middleware
11 3 (0.34%) Elastic Stack
11 3 (0.34%) WebSphere MQ
11 3 (0.34%) XML
12 2 (0.23%) COM
12 2 (0.23%) JSON
12 2 (0.23%) WF
12 2 (0.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 162 (18.60%) Data Centre
2 91 (10.45%) Clustering
3 85 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (6.20%) Management Information System
5 34 (3.90%) Hybrid Cloud
6 26 (2.99%) Blackberry
7 25 (2.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 23 (2.64%) PKI
9 20 (2.30%) Private Cloud
9 20 (2.30%) Replication
10 18 (2.07%) Enterprise Storage
11 17 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
12 16 (1.84%) User Experience
13 11 (1.26%) EMC VNX
13 11 (1.26%) Public Cloud
14 10 (1.15%) Virtual Team
15 9 (1.03%) Computer Science
16 8 (0.92%) EMC VMAX
17 7 (0.80%) Driving Licence
18 5 (0.57%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 734 (84.27%) Windows
2 561 (64.41%) Windows Server
3 316 (36.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 197 (22.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 129 (14.81%) Linux
6 87 (9.99%) Windows 10
7 47 (5.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 46 (5.28%) Unix
9 35 (4.02%) Windows 7
10 23 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 20 (2.30%) Windows 8
12 10 (1.15%) VMS
13 8 (0.92%) Solaris
14 7 (0.80%) CentOS
14 7 (0.80%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.57%) Data ONTAP
16 4 (0.46%) AIX
16 4 (0.46%) Kali Linux
16 4 (0.46%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (34.67%) ITIL
2 93 (10.68%) Problem Management
3 86 (9.87%) Service Delivery
4 81 (9.30%) Disaster Recovery
5 74 (8.50%) Service Management
6 67 (7.69%) Migration
7 65 (7.46%) ITIL V3
8 61 (7.00%) ITSM
9 56 (6.43%) Project Management
10 52 (5.97%) Change Management
11 51 (5.86%) Capacity Planning
12 48 (5.51%) Continuous Improvement
13 47 (5.40%) DevOps
14 46 (5.28%) Process Improvement
15 44 (5.05%) Incident Management
16 43 (4.94%) Load Balancing
16 43 (4.94%) Mentoring
17 42 (4.82%) Business Intelligence
18 41 (4.71%) Proactive Monitoring
19 39 (4.48%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 321 (36.85%) PowerShell
2 201 (23.08%) SQL
3 29 (3.33%) T-SQL
4 24 (2.76%) Perl
5 22 (2.53%) Java
6 16 (1.84%) JavaScript
6 16 (1.84%) Python
6 16 (1.84%) VBScript
7 7 (0.80%) Bash Shell
7 7 (0.80%) C
7 7 (0.80%) PHP
7 7 (0.80%) Ruby
8 5 (0.57%) C#
8 5 (0.57%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.46%) VB
10 2 (0.23%) C++
10 2 (0.23%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.11%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.11%) SOQL
11 1 (0.11%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 135 (15.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 98 (11.25%) Security Cleared
3 77 (8.84%) MCSE
4 75 (8.61%) Degree
5 54 (6.20%) MCSA
6 43 (4.94%) SC Cleared
7 34 (3.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 31 (3.56%) MCITP
9 27 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (2.07%) CCNA
11 15 (1.72%) DV Cleared
12 12 (1.38%) CCA
12 12 (1.38%) Citrix Certification
13 11 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (1.26%) SANS
14 10 (1.15%) A+ Certification
14 10 (1.15%) CEH
14 10 (1.15%) CISSP
15 7 (0.80%) VCP5
16 6 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (6.20%) SLA
2 19 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.61%) QA
4 13 (1.49%) PCI DSS
5 11 (1.26%) ISO 9001
6 10 (1.15%) GDPR
7 7 (0.80%) GCP
8 4 (0.46%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.46%) PMO
9 2 (0.23%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.11%) NIST 800
System Software
1 592 (67.97%) Active Directory
2 270 (31.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 264 (30.31%) Hyper-V
4 113 (12.97%) VMware ESXi
5 101 (11.60%) XenApp
6 84 (9.64%) vSphere
7 62 (7.12%) XenDesktop
8 45 (5.17%) Virtual Desktop
9 42 (4.82%) BitLocker
10 36 (4.13%) Microsoft App-V
11 32 (3.67%) Virtual Machines
12 27 (3.10%) Virtual Servers
13 20 (2.30%) XenServer
14 18 (2.07%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 14 (1.61%) Docker
16 11 (1.26%) DFS Replication
17 10 (1.15%) Snort
18 7 (0.80%) Xen
19 6 (0.69%) Terminal Services
20 5 (0.57%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 664 (76.23%) SCCM
2 107 (12.28%) SCVMM
3 90 (10.33%) SCOrch
4 50 (5.74%) Nagios
5 42 (4.82%) vCenter Server
6 41 (4.71%) Microsoft Clustering
6 41 (4.71%) WSUS
7 36 (4.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 31 (3.56%) Microsoft Intune
8 31 (3.56%) SCDPM
9 29 (3.33%) Simpana
10 28 (3.21%) EdgeSight
11 27 (3.10%) Backup Exec
12 26 (2.99%) Puppet
13 24 (2.76%) SCSM
14 20 (2.30%) Single Sign-On
15 16 (1.84%) Norton AntiVirus
16 15 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
16 15 (1.72%) NetBackup
17 14 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 561 (64.41%) Microsoft
2 499 (57.29%) VMware
3 188 (21.58%) Cisco
3 188 (21.58%) Citrix
4 120 (13.78%) HP
5 91 (10.45%) CommVault
6 84 (9.64%) SolarWinds
7 63 (7.23%) Veeam
8 58 (6.66%) Dell
8 58 (6.66%) NetApp
9 53 (6.08%) McAfee
10 33 (3.79%) Symantec
11 30 (3.44%) Juniper
12 25 (2.87%) Sophos
13 24 (2.76%) F5
13 24 (2.76%) Hitachi
13 24 (2.76%) Ivanti
13 24 (2.76%) Oracle
14 23 (2.64%) Palo Alto
15 22 (2.53%) EMC