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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 1 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1047 750 509
Rank change year-on-year -297 -241 +113
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 215 228 369
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.21% 0.47%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.67% 1.25% 3.26%
Number of salaries quoted 183 160 296
10th Percentile £26,450 £36,225 £35,525
25th Percentile £37,388 £42,000 £38,475
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £50,435 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.78% -8.30% +10.00%
75th Percentile £61,000 £65,625 £65,000
90th Percentile £69,032 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,623 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.42% +3.53% -10.53%

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 32,303 18,204 11,305
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.98% 17.03% 14.32%
Number of salaries quoted 14,237 12,476 9,152
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £68,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.38% +4.00% +6.84%
75th Percentile £86,000 £82,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £96,250 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SCOM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SCOM in the UK

SCOM
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SCOM.

Salary trend for SCOM in the UK

SCOM
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SCOM over the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -240 203 £47,000 -10.48% 37
UK excluding London -110 148 £44,623 +1.42% 27
Work from Home -236 94 £52,500 - 7
London -266 59 £60,305 -3.51% 11
North of England -87 51 £33,750 -28.95% 5
Yorkshire -39 36 £26,450 -44.32% 3
South East -81 34 £45,000 - 9
East of England -65 29 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Midlands -70 21 £52,500 +19.32% 1
East Midlands -43 15 £45,000 +2.27%
North West -80 13 £45,000 +4.65% 2
West Midlands -62 6 £59,000 +38.82% 1
Wales -24 5 £45,000 +28.57%
South West -33 5 £39,550 - 6
North East -28 2 £40,750 -52.06%
Scotland -67 2 £52,500 +25.00%
Northern Ireland - 1 £37,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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.

1 179 (83.26%) Windows
2 170 (79.07%) Microsoft
3 168 (78.14%) Active Directory
4 146 (67.91%) SCCM
5 138 (64.19%) Azure
6 116 (53.95%) Microsoft 365
7 110 (51.16%) VMware
8 105 (48.84%) ITIL
9 103 (47.91%) VMware Infrastructure
10 99 (46.05%) Windows Server
11 89 (41.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 89 (41.40%) Windows Server 2016
12 80 (37.21%) Windows Server 2012
13 75 (34.88%) Social Skills
14 72 (33.49%) SAN
15 67 (31.16%) PowerShell
16 61 (28.37%) DNS
17 58 (26.98%) Problem-Solving
18 55 (25.58%) Azure Active Directory
19 54 (25.12%) Cisco
19 54 (25.12%) Hyper-V
19 54 (25.12%) Problem Management
20 52 (24.19%) Microsoft Certification
21 50 (23.26%) DHCP
21 50 (23.26%) Change Management
22 49 (22.79%) Data Centre
22 49 (22.79%) vSphere
23 47 (21.86%) Citrix
24 46 (21.40%) SolarWinds
24 46 (21.40%) VMware ESXi

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 40 (18.60%) MS Exchange
2 27 (12.56%) SharePoint
3 18 (8.37%) IIS
4 9 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (3.72%) Skype for Business
6 5 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.93%) Confluence
7 2 (0.93%) OpenStack
Applications
1 45 (20.93%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 138 (64.19%) Azure
2 116 (53.95%) Microsoft 365
3 55 (25.58%) Azure Active Directory
4 44 (20.47%) AWS
5 41 (19.07%) PaaS
6 34 (15.81%) SaaS
7 30 (13.95%) Azure Monitor
8 28 (13.02%) IaaS
9 27 (12.56%) Azure Sentinel
10 3 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.93%) Slack
12 1 (0.47%) Azure DevOps
12 1 (0.47%) Cohesity
12 1 (0.47%) Datadog
12 1 (0.47%) Power Platform
12 1 (0.47%) Rubrik
Communications & Networking
1 72 (33.49%) SAN
2 61 (28.37%) DNS
3 50 (23.26%) DHCP
4 44 (20.47%) LAN
4 44 (20.47%) WAN
5 42 (19.53%) TCP/IP
6 30 (13.95%) Fibre Channel
7 29 (13.49%) Firewall
8 25 (11.63%) Wireless
9 22 (10.23%) SNMP
10 20 (9.30%) Skype
11 13 (6.05%) Network Security
12 11 (5.12%) Remote Desktop
12 11 (5.12%) VPN
13 10 (4.65%) VLAN
14 9 (4.19%) FTP
15 8 (3.72%) PBX
16 7 (3.26%) NetScaler
16 7 (3.26%) VoIP
17 4 (1.86%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.16%) SQL Server
2 20 (9.30%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (2.33%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.86%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (1.86%) MySQL
4 4 (1.86%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.93%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.47%) MS Access
6 1 (0.47%) Power BI
6 1 (0.47%) Power Query
Development Applications
1 10 (4.65%) JIRA
2 1 (0.47%) Fiddler
General
1 75 (34.88%) Social Skills
2 35 (16.28%) Finance
3 34 (15.81%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (8.37%) Retail
5 14 (6.51%) Banking
5 14 (6.51%) Telecoms
6 12 (5.58%) Organisational Skills
7 8 (3.72%) Public Sector
8 7 (3.26%) Law
9 4 (1.86%) German Language
10 3 (1.40%) Back Office
11 2 (0.93%) Fire and Rescue
11 2 (0.93%) Legal
11 2 (0.93%) Marketing
11 2 (0.93%) Police
12 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.47%) Influencing Skills
12 1 (0.47%) Military
12 1 (0.47%) Presentation Skills
12 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 86 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 42 (19.53%) Analyst
3 36 (16.74%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 27 (12.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 26 (12.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (9.77%) Windows Engineer
7 19 (8.84%) Infrastructure Support
7 19 (8.84%) Wintel Engineer
8 18 (8.37%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (7.44%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (6.05%) Senior Analyst
11 12 (5.58%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
11 12 (5.58%) Support Engineer
11 12 (5.58%) VMware Engineer
12 11 (5.12%) Azure Engineer
12 11 (5.12%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (5.12%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 11 (5.12%) Server Engineer
13 10 (4.65%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
13 10 (4.65%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.37%) Web Services
2 14 (6.51%) SAML
3 6 (2.79%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (2.33%) LDAP
4 5 (2.33%) OAuth
5 4 (1.86%) HTML
6 2 (0.93%) .NET
6 2 (0.93%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.47%) Middleware
7 1 (0.47%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 49 (22.79%) Data Centre
2 36 (16.74%) Public Cloud
3 30 (13.95%) Clustering
4 22 (10.23%) Replication
5 21 (9.77%) Management Information System
6 17 (7.91%) EMC VNX
7 10 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (3.72%) Fat Client
8 8 (3.72%) Thin Client
9 7 (3.26%) EPoS
9 7 (3.26%) Hedge funds
10 5 (2.33%) IoT
11 4 (1.86%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.86%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (1.86%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.86%) PKI
12 3 (1.40%) FlexPod
13 2 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
13 2 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
13 2 (0.93%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 179 (83.26%) Windows
2 99 (46.05%) Windows Server
3 89 (41.40%) Windows Server 2016
4 80 (37.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (14.42%) Windows 10
6 27 (12.56%) Linux
7 26 (12.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (10.23%) Windows 7
9 21 (9.77%) Windows Server 2019
10 18 (8.37%) Windows 8
11 7 (3.26%) Unix
12 3 (1.40%) CentOS
12 3 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.40%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.47%) Android
14 1 (0.47%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (48.84%) ITIL
2 89 (41.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 58 (26.98%) Problem-Solving
4 54 (25.12%) Problem Management
5 50 (23.26%) Change Management
6 44 (20.47%) Disaster Recovery
7 38 (17.67%) Project Management
8 37 (17.21%) Mentoring
9 34 (15.81%) Business Continuity
10 29 (13.49%) Infrastructure Management
11 26 (12.09%) Load Balancing
12 25 (11.63%) Change Control
13 23 (10.70%) High Availability
14 21 (9.77%) Service Management
15 20 (9.30%) Remote Monitoring and Management
16 17 (7.91%) Capacity Management
17 16 (7.44%) Cybersecurity
17 16 (7.44%) Server Management
18 15 (6.98%) Business Case
18 15 (6.98%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 67 (31.16%) PowerShell
2 38 (17.67%) SQL
3 8 (3.72%) C
4 6 (2.79%) VBScript
5 5 (2.33%) Python
6 2 (0.93%) Perl
7 1 (0.47%) Bash
7 1 (0.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 52 (24.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (13.95%) MCSE
3 25 (11.63%) Degree
4 24 (11.16%) MCSA
5 20 (9.30%) Security Cleared
6 19 (8.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 16 (7.44%) ITIL Certification
8 15 (6.98%) DV Cleared
8 15 (6.98%) SC Cleared
9 9 (4.19%) MCP
10 8 (3.72%) MCITP
11 7 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (2.79%) CCNA
12 6 (2.79%) CISSP
13 5 (2.33%) MCTS
14 1 (0.47%) CCIE
14 1 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
14 1 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.47%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (16.28%) SLA
2 4 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.47%) GDPR
System Software
1 168 (78.14%) Active Directory
2 103 (47.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (25.12%) Hyper-V
4 49 (22.79%) vSphere
5 46 (21.40%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (8.37%) Terminal Services
7 11 (5.12%) XenApp
8 8 (3.72%) DFS Replication
9 7 (3.26%) XenDesktop
10 6 (2.79%) VMware Workstation
11 5 (2.33%) Forefront TMG
11 5 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (2.33%) VMware NSX
12 4 (1.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (1.40%) Docker
14 2 (0.93%) Firmware
14 2 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
15 1 (0.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 1 (0.47%) KVM
15 1 (0.47%) NFS
Systems Management
1 146 (67.91%) SCCM
2 33 (15.35%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 28 (13.02%) SCSM
4 27 (12.56%) Microsoft Clustering
5 21 (9.77%) vCenter Server
5 21 (9.77%) WSUS
6 19 (8.84%) SCOrch
7 18 (8.37%) Norton AntiVirus
7 18 (8.37%) Single Sign-On
8 9 (4.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 9 (4.19%) Nagios
8 9 (4.19%) SCVMM
9 5 (2.33%) Grafana
9 5 (2.33%) Kubernetes
9 5 (2.33%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (1.86%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (1.86%) Kibana
10 4 (1.86%) PowerCLI
10 4 (1.86%) SolarWinds Orion
10 4 (1.86%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 170 (79.07%) Microsoft
2 110 (51.16%) VMware
3 54 (25.12%) Cisco
4 47 (21.86%) Citrix
5 46 (21.40%) SolarWinds
6 37 (17.21%) Veeam
7 30 (13.95%) EMC
8 25 (11.63%) Brocade
8 25 (11.63%) HP
9 18 (8.37%) Symantec
10 17 (7.91%) 3PAR
10 17 (7.91%) jetNEXUS
10 17 (7.91%) Rackspace
11 14 (6.51%) Kaseya
12 13 (6.05%) NetApp
13 11 (5.12%) Dell
13 11 (5.12%) Oracle
13 11 (5.12%) Red Hat
14 9 (4.19%) CyberArk
15 8 (3.72%) F5