Period
to 21 March 2019

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 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK
6 months to
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 613 557 511
Rank change year-on-year -56 -46 -4
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 569 827 940
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.47% 0.55%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.28% 4.88% 6.21%
Number of salaries quoted 346 630 798
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,450
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.51% +3.30%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +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 17,343 16,945 15,129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.69% 9.63% 8.78%
Number of salaries quoted 13,570 13,576 12,212
UK median annual salary £57,500 £53,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.48% +1.90% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%

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 21 March 2019.

Salary histogram for SCOM in the UK

SCOM
Top 17 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 March 2019. 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 -31 547 £50,000 - 65
UK excluding London -58 347 £45,000 +8.43% 54
London -2 215 £55,000 +4.76% 14
South East -16 109 £52,750 -12.08% 18
East of England +92 63 £43,250 -17.62% 6
North of England -32 63 £32,500 -18.75% 7
Midlands +31 61 £45,000 - 7
West Midlands +55 57 £45,000 +13.92% 6
Yorkshire -27 36 £35,000 -7.89% 4
South West +11 35 £55,000 +51.72% 13
North West +12 22 £32,500 -27.78% 3
Wales +24 7 £37,250 -7.36% 3
North East +18 5 £30,000 -32.96%
Isle of Man - 5 £45,000 -
East Midlands -2 4 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Northern Ireland -23 2 - -
Scotland -52 2 £41,890 +4.73%

For the 6 months to 21 March 2019, 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.

1 488 (85.76%) Windows
2 440 (77.33%) Active Directory
3 411 (72.23%) Microsoft
4 357 (62.74%) Windows Server
5 348 (61.16%) SCCM
6 294 (51.67%) VMware
7 267 (46.92%) PowerShell
8 255 (44.82%) DNS
9 243 (42.71%) ITIL
10 239 (42.00%) Hyper-V
11 221 (38.84%) Microsoft Azure
12 203 (35.68%) VMware Infrastructure
13 201 (35.33%) Windows Server 2012
14 186 (32.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 173 (30.40%) Windows Server 2008
16 172 (30.23%) Office 365
17 164 (28.82%) SQL Server
18 153 (26.89%) Data Centre
19 151 (26.54%) Citrix
20 149 (26.19%) Firewall
21 146 (25.66%) Cisco
22 145 (25.48%) SQL
23 141 (24.78%) Problem-Solving
24 132 (23.20%) DHCP
25 119 (20.91%) MS Exchange
26 112 (19.68%) SAN
27 103 (18.10%) Finance
28 101 (17.75%) Agile Software Development
29 98 (17.22%) SaaS
29 98 (17.22%) HP

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
1 119 (20.91%) MS Exchange
2 60 (10.54%) SharePoint
3 59 (10.37%) IIS
4 45 (7.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 36 (6.33%) Tomcat
6 32 (5.62%) Skype for Business
7 27 (4.75%) Apache
8 24 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (1.76%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (1.58%) Confluence
11 7 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (1.05%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.70%) CMS
13 4 (0.70%) IBM Domino
13 4 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.53%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.53%) Kentico
14 3 (0.53%) nginx
15 2 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 66 (11.60%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.81%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.35%) Epicor Tropos
3 1 (0.18%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 221 (38.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 172 (30.23%) Office 365
3 98 (17.22%) SaaS
4 66 (11.60%) Amazon AWS
5 65 (11.42%) IaaS
6 46 (8.08%) PaaS
7 24 (4.22%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (2.46%) Mimecast
9 8 (1.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 8 (1.41%) Cloudflare
9 8 (1.41%) OneDrive
10 6 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.18%) G Suite
11 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 255 (44.82%) DNS
2 149 (26.19%) Firewall
3 132 (23.20%) DHCP
4 112 (19.68%) SAN
5 62 (10.90%) TCP/IP
6 51 (8.96%) WAN
7 47 (8.26%) Skype
8 45 (7.91%) LAN
9 41 (7.21%) NetScaler
10 37 (6.50%) iSCSI
11 35 (6.15%) VPN
12 32 (5.62%) VLAN
13 25 (4.39%) Intrusion Detection
13 25 (4.39%) MPLS
14 24 (4.22%) SSL
14 24 (4.22%) Unified Communications
15 20 (3.51%) Cisco Nexus
15 20 (3.51%) SNMP
16 18 (3.16%) NAS
17 17 (2.99%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (28.82%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.80%) SQL Server 2012
2 33 (5.80%) SQL Server 2016
3 17 (2.99%) SQL Server 2014
4 16 (2.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (2.46%) Amazon RDS
6 12 (2.11%) Relational Database
7 11 (1.93%) MySQL
8 10 (1.76%) NoSQL
9 8 (1.41%) Power BI
10 5 (0.88%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (0.70%) MS Access
11 4 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (0.18%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.18%) DB2
Development Applications
1 13 (2.28%) JIRA
2 9 (1.58%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.88%) MSI
3 5 (0.88%) TestRail
3 5 (0.88%) Zephyr
4 4 (0.70%) Maven
4 4 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.35%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.18%) Hudson
6 1 (0.18%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.18%) Vagrant
General
1 103 (18.10%) Finance
2 24 (4.22%) Banking
3 20 (3.51%) Retail
4 19 (3.34%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.93%) Aerospace
6 10 (1.76%) Law
6 10 (1.76%) Legal
6 10 (1.76%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.58%) Electronics
8 8 (1.41%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.41%) Marketing
9 5 (0.88%) Automotive
10 4 (0.70%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.53%) Back Office
11 3 (0.53%) Billing
12 2 (0.35%) Advertising
12 2 (0.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 164 (28.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 52 (9.14%) Architect
3 46 (8.08%) Windows Engineer
4 43 (7.56%) Systems Engineer
5 40 (7.03%) Server Engineer
6 36 (6.33%) Analyst
6 36 (6.33%) Support Engineer
7 31 (5.45%) Windows Server Engineer
8 27 (4.75%) Wintel Engineer
9 25 (4.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 25 (4.39%) Technical Architect
10 24 (4.22%) Hyper-V Engineer
11 21 (3.69%) VMware Engineer
11 21 (3.69%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
12 20 (3.51%) Applications Engineer
12 20 (3.51%) Applications Support
12 20 (3.51%) Technical Leader
13 19 (3.34%) Administrator
13 19 (3.34%) Network Engineer
14 18 (3.16%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.87%) .NET
2 21 (3.69%) Web Services
3 14 (2.46%) Middleware
4 11 (1.93%) HTML
5 10 (1.76%) CSS
6 9 (1.58%) Elastic Stack
7 8 (1.41%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.88%) Apache Flex
9 4 (0.70%) Apache CXF
9 4 (0.70%) MSMQ
9 4 (0.70%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (0.70%) RESTful
9 4 (0.70%) SOAP
9 4 (0.70%) WCF
9 4 (0.70%) XML
10 3 (0.53%) LDAP
11 2 (0.35%) SAML
12 1 (0.18%) ADSI
12 1 (0.18%) LAMP
12 1 (0.18%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 153 (26.89%) Data Centre
2 66 (11.60%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (10.54%) Clustering
4 51 (8.96%) Management Information System
5 48 (8.44%) PKI
5 48 (8.44%) Self-Motivation
6 35 (6.15%) Replication
7 28 (4.92%) Hybrid Cloud
8 26 (4.57%) Public Cloud
9 20 (3.51%) EMC VNX
10 12 (2.11%) Hedge funds
11 11 (1.93%) e-Health
11 11 (1.93%) Enterprise Storage
11 11 (1.93%) Fat Client
11 11 (1.93%) Thin Client
12 10 (1.76%) CMDB
12 10 (1.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 8 (1.41%) Private Cloud
14 7 (1.23%) Blackberry
15 5 (0.88%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 488 (85.76%) Windows
2 357 (62.74%) Windows Server
3 201 (35.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 173 (30.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 87 (15.29%) Linux
6 81 (14.24%) Windows 10
7 48 (8.44%) Windows 7
8 27 (4.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (2.99%) Windows 8
10 15 (2.64%) CentOS
10 15 (2.64%) Unix
11 12 (2.11%) Ubuntu
12 10 (1.76%) Windows XP
13 9 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.88%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.70%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.53%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.53%) Solaris
17 2 (0.35%) Android
18 1 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (42.71%) ITIL
2 186 (32.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 141 (24.78%) Problem-Solving
4 101 (17.75%) Agile Software Development
5 81 (14.24%) Configuration Management
6 76 (13.36%) Service Management
7 66 (11.60%) Technical Architecture
8 58 (10.19%) Project Management
9 57 (10.02%) Disaster Recovery
10 55 (9.67%) Root Cause Analysis
11 53 (9.31%) High Availability
12 52 (9.14%) Continuous Improvement
12 52 (9.14%) Migration
13 47 (8.26%) DevOps
13 47 (8.26%) Problem Management
13 47 (8.26%) Scrum
14 45 (7.91%) Change Management
15 44 (7.73%) Data Protection
16 43 (7.56%) Service Delivery
17 41 (7.21%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 267 (46.92%) PowerShell
2 145 (25.48%) SQL
3 20 (3.51%) T-SQL
4 19 (3.34%) Java
5 17 (2.99%) C#
6 16 (2.81%) C
7 15 (2.64%) JavaScript
7 15 (2.64%) VB
7 15 (2.64%) VBScript
8 8 (1.41%) Python
8 8 (1.41%) VB.NET
9 7 (1.23%) PHP
10 3 (0.53%) Perl
11 2 (0.35%) R
11 2 (0.35%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 61 (10.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (9.84%) Degree
3 50 (8.79%) Security Cleared
4 47 (8.26%) MCSE
5 45 (7.91%) MCSA
6 44 (7.73%) ITIL Certification
7 35 (6.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 29 (5.10%) DV Cleared
9 19 (3.34%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (3.16%) CCNA
10 18 (3.16%) SC Cleared
11 11 (1.93%) CCA
11 11 (1.93%) Citrix Certification
11 11 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
11 11 (1.93%) MCP
12 10 (1.76%) MCITP
13 7 (1.23%) VCP6
14 5 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 5 (0.88%) RHCE
14 5 (0.88%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (11.42%) SLA
2 44 (7.73%) GDPR
3 32 (5.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 30 (5.27%) Cyber Essentials
5 26 (4.57%) HIPAA
6 13 (2.28%) PMO
7 9 (1.58%) PCI DSS
8 6 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.53%) COBIT
9 3 (0.53%) QA
10 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 440 (77.33%) Active Directory
2 239 (42.00%) Hyper-V
3 203 (35.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 83 (14.59%) XenApp
5 81 (14.24%) XenDesktop
6 64 (11.25%) VMware ESXi
6 64 (11.25%) vSphere
7 49 (8.61%) Microsoft App-V
8 31 (5.45%) BitLocker
9 29 (5.10%) DFS Replication
10 25 (4.39%) Virtual Servers
11 22 (3.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 17 (2.99%) Virtual Desktop
13 13 (2.28%) Terminal Services
14 12 (2.11%) VMware NSX
15 11 (1.93%) Docker
16 10 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
17 6 (1.05%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 6 (1.05%) XenServer
18 5 (0.88%) KVM
Systems Management
1 348 (61.16%) SCCM
2 89 (15.64%) Opscode Chef
2 89 (15.64%) Puppet
3 77 (13.53%) Ansible
4 73 (12.83%) SCVMM
5 70 (12.30%) Nagios
6 41 (7.21%) SCOrch
7 39 (6.85%) Microsoft Clustering
8 35 (6.15%) WSUS
9 29 (5.10%) vCenter Server
10 23 (4.04%) Backup Exec
11 22 (3.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 19 (3.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 19 (3.34%) vRealize
13 18 (3.16%) Failover Clustering
14 17 (2.99%) NetBackup
15 16 (2.81%) Microsoft Intune
16 14 (2.46%) McAfee ePO
16 14 (2.46%) SCSM
17 13 (2.28%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 411 (72.23%) Microsoft
2 294 (51.67%) VMware
3 151 (26.54%) Citrix
4 146 (25.66%) Cisco
5 98 (17.22%) HP
6 80 (14.06%) Splunk
7 64 (11.25%) Dell
8 63 (11.07%) NetApp
9 49 (8.61%) EMC
10 47 (8.26%) ServiceNow
11 46 (8.08%) SolarWinds
12 45 (7.91%) CommVault
13 39 (6.85%) Oracle
14 36 (6.33%) 3PAR
15 32 (5.62%) Juniper
16 30 (5.27%) Veeam
17 29 (5.10%) IBM
17 29 (5.10%) McAfee
18 25 (4.39%) Riverbed
19 21 (3.69%) Veritas