Period
to 28 January 2020

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 28 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 569 581 541
Rank change year-on-year +12 -40 -50
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 523 629 875
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.42% 0.51%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.26% 3.67% 5.61%
Number of salaries quoted 349 405 698
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,700 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,500 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -1.18%

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 16,065 17,137 15,610
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.79% 11.34% 9.07%
Number of salaries quoted 12,260 13,388 12,706
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,250 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%

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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 2020. 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 +9 477 £55,000 +10.00% 76
UK excluding London +71 367 £45,000 - 62
London -40 137 £60,000 +14.29% 16
South East +28 124 £45,000 -17.43% 19
Midlands +74 87 £45,000 +1.12% 18
North of England +59 64 £40,000 +23.08% 11
West Midlands +44 53 £45,000 +1.12% 12
South West +42 48 £55,000 - 6
North West +61 39 £36,000 +10.77% 6
East Midlands +40 34 £42,500 -12.82% 6
Yorkshire +23 25 £52,500 +75.59% 3
East of England +15 18 £60,000 +33.33% 6
Scotland +32 12 £38,000 -30.91% 2
Wales +6 12 £38,500 +3.36%
Northern Ireland +10 2 - -

For the 6 months to 28 January 2020, 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.

1 430 (82.22%) Windows
2 367 (70.17%) SCCM
3 361 (69.02%) Active Directory
4 330 (63.10%) Microsoft
5 268 (51.24%) Windows Server
6 259 (49.52%) VMware
7 219 (41.87%) Azure
8 195 (37.28%) VMware Infrastructure
9 191 (36.52%) Office 365
10 190 (36.33%) ITIL
11 171 (32.70%) Linux
12 169 (32.31%) PowerShell
13 162 (30.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 148 (28.30%) Citrix
15 138 (26.39%) DNS
16 133 (25.43%) SQL
17 131 (25.05%) Finance
17 131 (25.05%) Data Centre
18 123 (23.52%) Cisco
19 110 (21.03%) Hyper-V
20 108 (20.65%) AWS
21 107 (20.46%) SharePoint
22 102 (19.50%) Security Cleared
23 97 (18.55%) Windows 10
24 92 (17.59%) Windows Server 2012
25 88 (16.83%) XenApp
25 88 (16.83%) DHCP
26 85 (16.25%) HP
27 84 (16.06%) Agile Software Development
28 83 (15.87%) Firewall

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
1 107 (20.46%) SharePoint
2 69 (13.19%) MS Exchange
3 22 (4.21%) IIS
3 22 (4.21%) SharePoint 2013
4 21 (4.02%) Confluence
5 18 (3.44%) Skype for Business
6 16 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (1.72%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.57%) Apache
10 3 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 55 (10.52%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.38%) Abaqus
Business Applications
1 3 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.38%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.19%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 219 (41.87%) Azure
2 191 (36.52%) Office 365
3 108 (20.65%) AWS
4 30 (5.74%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (4.59%) OneDrive
6 21 (4.02%) IaaS
7 19 (3.63%) Azure Stack
8 16 (3.06%) SaaS
9 15 (2.87%) Akamai
10 13 (2.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 13 (2.49%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (2.49%) AWS CloudFormation
10 13 (2.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 12 (2.29%) Datadog
12 10 (1.91%) Amazon ECS
12 10 (1.91%) AWS Lambda
12 10 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (1.91%) Serverless
13 9 (1.72%) PaaS
14 6 (1.15%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 138 (26.39%) DNS
2 88 (16.83%) DHCP
3 83 (15.87%) Firewall
4 63 (12.05%) WAN
5 60 (11.47%) TCP/IP
6 51 (9.75%) NetScaler
7 49 (9.37%) SAN
8 41 (7.84%) LAN
9 35 (6.69%) VPN
10 27 (5.16%) Skype
11 23 (4.40%) Internet
12 21 (4.02%) VSAN
13 17 (3.25%) Unified Communications
14 16 (3.06%) NAS
15 15 (2.87%) Intrusion Detection
16 13 (2.49%) Cisco Nexus
17 12 (2.29%) Cisco ASA
18 11 (2.10%) DMZ
18 11 (2.10%) FTP
19 9 (1.72%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (15.49%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.40%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (4.21%) SQL Server 2016
4 15 (2.87%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (2.29%) MySQL
6 11 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (1.91%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 10 (1.91%) OLAP
7 10 (1.91%) OLTP
8 9 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.96%) UniData
11 3 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.57%) Big Data
11 3 (0.57%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.38%) Power BI
12 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 29 (5.54%) JIRA
2 19 (3.63%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.72%) TestRail
3 9 (1.72%) Zephyr
4 5 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (0.76%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.76%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 131 (25.05%) Finance
2 72 (13.77%) Public Sector
3 50 (9.56%) Banking
3 50 (9.56%) Retail
4 25 (4.78%) Telecoms
5 16 (3.06%) Manufacturing
6 14 (2.68%) Electronics
6 14 (2.68%) Marketing
7 10 (1.91%) Fire and Rescue
7 10 (1.91%) Police
8 9 (1.72%) Advertising
9 6 (1.15%) Back Office
10 4 (0.76%) Czech Language
11 3 (0.57%) Automotive
11 3 (0.57%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.57%) Legal
11 3 (0.57%) Local Government
12 2 (0.38%) Military
13 1 (0.19%) Law
13 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 129 (24.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 64 (12.24%) Administrator
3 56 (10.71%) Support Engineer
4 41 (7.84%) Systems Administrator
5 40 (7.65%) Analyst
6 38 (7.27%) Architect
7 34 (6.50%) Server Engineer
8 33 (6.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 29 (5.54%) Systems Engineer
10 28 (5.35%) Consultant
11 27 (5.16%) IT Engineer
12 26 (4.97%) Windows Engineer
13 25 (4.78%) 3rd Line Support
14 22 (4.21%) Operations Engineer
15 21 (4.02%) Desktop Support
15 21 (4.02%) Technical Consultant
16 20 (3.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 20 (3.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 19 (3.63%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
17 19 (3.63%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.82%) Web Services
2 18 (3.44%) Sensu
3 10 (1.91%) JSON
4 8 (1.53%) LDAP
5 4 (0.76%) 802.1X
6 3 (0.57%) MAPI
6 3 (0.57%) SAP Basis
7 2 (0.38%) HTML
7 2 (0.38%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.38%) XML
8 1 (0.19%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.19%) CSS
8 1 (0.19%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.19%) HTML5
8 1 (0.19%) LAMP
8 1 (0.19%) MSMQ
8 1 (0.19%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.19%) Spring
8 1 (0.19%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 131 (25.05%) Data Centre
2 37 (7.07%) Management Information System
3 32 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (5.54%) Clustering
5 23 (4.40%) Hedge funds
6 18 (3.44%) PKI
7 17 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
8 15 (2.87%) Public Cloud
9 13 (2.49%) Hybrid Cloud
9 13 (2.49%) Replication
10 12 (2.29%) Private Cloud
11 10 (1.91%) Data Protection Act
11 10 (1.91%) Enterprise Cloud
11 10 (1.91%) User Experience
12 7 (1.34%) CMDB
12 7 (1.34%) EMC VNX
13 5 (0.96%) Blackberry
14 4 (0.76%) Driving Licence
15 3 (0.57%) e-Learning
15 3 (0.57%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 430 (82.22%) Windows
2 268 (51.24%) Windows Server
3 171 (32.70%) Linux
4 97 (18.55%) Windows 10
5 92 (17.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 65 (12.43%) Unix
7 59 (11.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (4.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (4.59%) Mac OS
10 20 (3.82%) Windows 7
11 17 (3.25%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (2.29%) CentOS
12 12 (2.29%) Ubuntu
13 7 (1.34%) AIX
14 5 (0.96%) HPUX
14 5 (0.96%) Solaris
15 2 (0.38%) SUSE
16 1 (0.19%) Android
16 1 (0.19%) Debian
16 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (36.33%) ITIL
2 162 (30.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 84 (16.06%) Agile Software Development
4 72 (13.77%) Migration
5 55 (10.52%) DevOps
6 48 (9.18%) Problem-Solving
6 48 (9.18%) Server Management
7 43 (8.22%) Problem Management
8 42 (8.03%) Data Protection
8 42 (8.03%) Disaster Recovery
9 41 (7.84%) PRINCE2
10 39 (7.46%) Root Cause Analysis
10 39 (7.46%) Service Management
11 34 (6.50%) Project Management
11 34 (6.50%) Task Automation
12 33 (6.31%) Proactive Monitoring
13 31 (5.93%) Storage Management
14 30 (5.74%) Change Management
15 28 (5.35%) Configuration Management
16 27 (5.16%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 169 (32.31%) PowerShell
2 133 (25.43%) SQL
3 33 (6.31%) C
4 18 (3.44%) Python
5 15 (2.87%) JavaScript
5 15 (2.87%) PHP
6 11 (2.10%) KiXtart
7 9 (1.72%) R
8 8 (1.53%) Perl
9 7 (1.34%) Java
10 4 (0.76%) VB
11 3 (0.57%) ABAP
11 3 (0.57%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.38%) Go
13 1 (0.19%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 102 (19.50%) Security Cleared
2 58 (11.09%) DV Cleared
3 55 (10.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 49 (9.37%) SC Cleared
5 41 (7.84%) Degree
6 33 (6.31%) MCSA
7 28 (5.35%) MCSE
8 22 (4.21%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (3.82%) CCNA
10 18 (3.44%) ITIL Certification
10 18 (3.44%) MCP
11 15 (2.87%) ISTQB
12 12 (2.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 11 (2.10%) CCA
13 11 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
13 11 (2.10%) RHCE
13 11 (2.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (1.72%) CEH
14 9 (1.72%) ISEB
15 7 (1.34%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (12.24%) SLA
2 16 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 16 (3.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 14 (2.68%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.91%) GDPR
5 6 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.57%) QA
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 361 (69.02%) Active Directory
2 195 (37.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (21.03%) Hyper-V
4 88 (16.83%) XenApp
5 70 (13.38%) vSphere
6 55 (10.52%) VMware ESXi
7 42 (8.03%) XenDesktop
8 29 (5.54%) Microsoft App-V
9 18 (3.44%) VMware NSX
10 14 (2.68%) VMware Workstation
11 11 (2.10%) Terminal Services
12 9 (1.72%) Terminal Server
12 9 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (1.34%) iptables
13 7 (1.34%) Virtual Desktop
14 6 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
15 4 (0.76%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 4 (0.76%) Docker
16 3 (0.57%) Forefront TMG
17 2 (0.38%) UAG
Systems Management
1 367 (70.17%) SCCM
2 56 (10.71%) SCVMM
3 45 (8.60%) Nagios
3 45 (8.60%) SCOrch
4 40 (7.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 36 (6.88%) WSUS
6 30 (5.74%) Microsoft Intune
7 27 (5.16%) vRealize
8 23 (4.40%) PowerCLI
9 21 (4.02%) Microsoft Clustering
10 20 (3.82%) vCenter Server
11 19 (3.63%) NetBackup
12 18 (3.44%) Automic
12 18 (3.44%) Grafana
12 18 (3.44%) McAfee ePO
13 17 (3.25%) Cisco Prime
14 16 (3.06%) EMC NetWorker
15 14 (2.68%) Ansible
16 12 (2.29%) Terraform
16 12 (2.29%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 330 (63.10%) Microsoft
2 259 (49.52%) VMware
3 148 (28.30%) Citrix
4 123 (23.52%) Cisco
5 85 (16.25%) HP
6 77 (14.72%) NetApp
7 54 (10.33%) EMC
8 52 (9.94%) SolarWinds
9 50 (9.56%) Splunk
10 47 (8.99%) McAfee
11 39 (7.46%) Red Hat
12 32 (6.12%) Dell
12 32 (6.12%) ServiceNow
13 21 (4.02%) Oracle
14 20 (3.82%) Juniper
14 20 (3.82%) Symantec
15 18 (3.44%) Meraki
16 17 (3.25%) SAP
17 12 (2.29%) F5
18 11 (2.10%) LogRhythm