Period
to 21 October 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 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 605 594 524
Rank change year-on-year -11 -70 -59
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 555 701 945
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.43% 0.54%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.12% 4.03% 6.00%
Number of salaries quoted 385 547 743
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £33,800
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% 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 17,778 17,383 15,750
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.98% 10.63% 9.04%
Number of salaries quoted 13,415 13,743 12,875
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 October 2019.

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 21 October 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 +3 530 £50,000 - 59
UK excluding London +59 429 £45,000 - 53
South East -29 122 £45,000 - 18
South West +73 115 £60,000 +9.09% 7
London -66 110 £60,000 +12.68% 12
North of England +23 79 £36,125 +3.21% 11
Midlands +31 52 £42,500 - 11
East of England +65 51 £35,750 -20.56%
North West +53 47 £35,000 -33.49% 5
Yorkshire -1 30 £44,750 +49.67% 5
East Midlands +36 26 £43,750 -2.78% 4
West Midlands +27 26 £42,500 +1.80% 7
Scotland +12 9 £40,000 -27.27% 6
North East +19 2 £36,875 -32.95% 1
Wales -3 1 £38,650 -9.06%

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 472 (85.05%) Windows
2 441 (79.46%) SCCM
3 396 (71.35%) Active Directory
4 380 (68.47%) Microsoft
5 317 (57.12%) Windows Server
6 256 (46.13%) VMware
7 246 (44.32%) Azure
8 210 (37.84%) Office 365
9 209 (37.66%) VMware Infrastructure
10 188 (33.87%) Linux
11 183 (32.97%) Cisco
12 182 (32.79%) PowerShell
13 181 (32.61%) ITIL
14 174 (31.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 170 (30.63%) Windows Server 2012
16 163 (29.37%) DNS
17 151 (27.21%) SQL
18 145 (26.13%) Security Cleared
19 143 (25.77%) Hyper-V
20 142 (25.59%) Citrix
21 133 (23.96%) SharePoint
22 123 (22.16%) MS Exchange
23 115 (20.72%) Data Centre
24 113 (20.36%) DHCP
24 113 (20.36%) SQL Server
25 103 (18.56%) Public Sector
26 102 (18.38%) Finance
27 101 (18.20%) Data Protection
28 98 (17.66%) AWS
28 98 (17.66%) Windows 10

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
1 133 (23.96%) SharePoint
2 123 (22.16%) MS Exchange
3 34 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 28 (5.05%) IIS
5 28 (5.05%) Skype for Business
6 24 (4.32%) SharePoint 2013
7 20 (3.60%) Confluence
8 4 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.36%) Apache
9 2 (0.36%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.18%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 71 (12.79%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (4.86%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.36%) Abaqus
Business Applications
1 6 (1.08%) Workfront
2 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 246 (44.32%) Azure
2 210 (37.84%) Office 365
3 98 (17.66%) AWS
4 47 (8.47%) OneDrive
5 39 (7.03%) Azure Stack
6 26 (4.68%) IaaS
7 19 (3.42%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (1.80%) PaaS
10 8 (1.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 8 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (1.44%) Amazon S3
10 8 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (1.44%) OpenShift
10 8 (1.44%) Route 53
10 8 (1.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (1.08%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 6 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (1.08%) AWS OpsWorks
11 6 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 163 (29.37%) DNS
2 113 (20.36%) DHCP
3 95 (17.12%) Firewall
4 85 (15.32%) TCP/IP
5 72 (12.97%) WAN
6 68 (12.25%) SAN
7 60 (10.81%) NetScaler
8 50 (9.01%) Skype
9 48 (8.65%) Cisco Nexus
9 48 (8.65%) Unified Communications
10 43 (7.75%) Intrusion Detection
11 33 (5.95%) LAN
12 25 (4.50%) NAS
12 25 (4.50%) Software-Defined Networking
13 21 (3.78%) VPN
14 16 (2.88%) SSL
15 15 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
16 14 (2.52%) VLAN
17 13 (2.34%) SMTP
18 11 (1.98%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (20.36%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.32%) SQL Server 2016
3 16 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (2.88%) SQL Server 2014
4 13 (2.34%) Amazon RDS
4 13 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (1.80%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 10 (1.80%) OLAP
6 10 (1.80%) OLTP
7 6 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.72%) SQL Server 2017
10 3 (0.54%) Big Data
10 3 (0.54%) MySQL
11 2 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.36%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 41 (7.39%) Visual Studio
2 32 (5.77%) JIRA
3 25 (4.50%) TestRail
3 25 (4.50%) Zephyr
4 11 (1.98%) Octopus Deploy
5 8 (1.44%) Git (software)
6 7 (1.26%) Sonatype Nexus
6 7 (1.26%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.72%) Jenkins
9 4 (0.72%) Selenium
10 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
General
1 103 (18.56%) Public Sector
2 102 (18.38%) Finance
3 41 (7.39%) Banking
4 34 (6.13%) Retail
5 27 (4.86%) Telecoms
6 21 (3.78%) Manufacturing
7 20 (3.60%) Marketing
8 19 (3.42%) Electronics
9 11 (1.98%) Fire and Rescue
9 11 (1.98%) Police
10 8 (1.44%) Automotive
11 7 (1.26%) Legal
12 4 (0.72%) Czech Language
13 3 (0.54%) Advertising
13 3 (0.54%) Local Government
13 3 (0.54%) Military
14 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.18%) Games
14 1 (0.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 153 (27.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 75 (13.51%) Architect
3 57 (10.27%) Support Engineer
4 51 (9.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 48 (8.65%) Solutions Architect
6 46 (8.29%) Server Engineer
7 43 (7.75%) Systems Engineer
8 42 (7.57%) Administrator
9 35 (6.31%) Analyst
10 34 (6.13%) Network Engineer
11 32 (5.77%) Windows Engineer
12 30 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
13 29 (5.23%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 26 (4.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 24 (4.32%) SCCM Engineer
16 22 (3.96%) Infrastructure Support
16 22 (3.96%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 22 (3.96%) Support Analyst
16 22 (3.96%) Wintel Engineer
17 19 (3.42%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (5.41%) Web Services
2 9 (1.62%) .NET
3 7 (1.26%) JSON
3 7 (1.26%) LDAP
3 7 (1.26%) MAPI
4 5 (0.90%) SAP Basis
5 4 (0.72%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.54%) HTML
6 3 (0.54%) HTML5
7 2 (0.36%) REST
7 2 (0.36%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.18%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.18%) CSS
8 1 (0.18%) CSS3
8 1 (0.18%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 115 (20.72%) Data Centre
2 49 (8.83%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (8.65%) Management Information System
4 42 (7.57%) Clustering
5 37 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
6 26 (4.68%) Replication
7 24 (4.32%) PKI
7 24 (4.32%) Self-Motivation
8 22 (3.96%) Hedge funds
9 14 (2.52%) Public Cloud
10 13 (2.34%) Data Protection Act
11 9 (1.62%) Blackberry
12 8 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (1.26%) CMDB
14 6 (1.08%) Enterprise Cloud
14 6 (1.08%) Private Cloud
15 5 (0.90%) e-Learning
15 5 (0.90%) Mobile Computing
16 4 (0.72%) Driving Licence
17 3 (0.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 472 (85.05%) Windows
2 317 (57.12%) Windows Server
3 188 (33.87%) Linux
4 170 (30.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 98 (17.66%) Windows 10
6 91 (16.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 45 (8.11%) Mac OS
7 45 (8.11%) Unix
8 43 (7.75%) Windows 7
9 31 (5.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (2.88%) CentOS
11 11 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (1.98%) Ubuntu
12 10 (1.80%) SUSE
13 4 (0.72%) AIX
14 3 (0.54%) HPUX
14 3 (0.54%) Solaris
15 2 (0.36%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.36%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.18%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (32.61%) ITIL
2 174 (31.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 101 (18.20%) Data Protection
4 77 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
5 71 (12.79%) PRINCE2
6 67 (12.07%) Disaster Recovery
6 67 (12.07%) Migration
7 65 (11.71%) Security Monitoring
8 59 (10.63%) Project Management
9 53 (9.55%) Service Management
10 52 (9.37%) Technical Architecture
11 48 (8.65%) Architectural Design
11 48 (8.65%) Mentoring
12 47 (8.47%) Server Management
13 44 (7.93%) Problem-Solving
14 43 (7.75%) Cybersecurity
14 43 (7.75%) MODAF
14 43 (7.75%) Project Delivery
15 39 (7.03%) CRM
16 38 (6.85%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 182 (32.79%) PowerShell
2 151 (27.21%) SQL
3 44 (7.93%) Python
4 33 (5.95%) PHP
5 30 (5.41%) JavaScript
6 19 (3.42%) C
7 13 (2.34%) T-SQL
8 10 (1.80%) Java
9 8 (1.44%) Ruby
9 8 (1.44%) VB
10 7 (1.26%) Perl
11 5 (0.90%) ABAP
11 5 (0.90%) C#
12 2 (0.36%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.18%) Go
13 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 145 (26.13%) Security Cleared
2 87 (15.68%) DV Cleared
3 52 (9.37%) Degree
4 50 (9.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (7.03%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (7.03%) SC Cleared
6 35 (6.31%) CCNA
6 35 (6.31%) MCSA
7 31 (5.59%) MCSE
8 30 (5.41%) MCP
9 25 (4.50%) TOGAF Certification
10 20 (3.60%) CCA
10 20 (3.60%) RHCE
11 18 (3.24%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
13 10 (1.80%) ISTQB
14 7 (1.26%) CCNP
14 7 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 6 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
15 6 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (7.03%) SLA
2 30 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 16 (2.88%) PCI DSS
4 14 (2.52%) GDPR
5 4 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.36%) PMO
6 2 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 396 (71.35%) Active Directory
2 209 (37.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 143 (25.77%) Hyper-V
4 88 (15.86%) XenApp
5 51 (9.19%) Microsoft App-V
6 48 (8.65%) XenDesktop
7 42 (7.57%) vSphere
8 29 (5.23%) VMware ESXi
9 25 (4.50%) Virtual Desktop
10 20 (3.60%) Virtual Servers
11 17 (3.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 16 (2.88%) VMware NSX
13 15 (2.70%) Docker
14 14 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
15 12 (2.16%) VMware Workstation
16 9 (1.62%) BitLocker
17 8 (1.44%) Terminal Services
18 7 (1.26%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
18 7 (1.26%) KVM
19 2 (0.36%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 441 (79.46%) SCCM
2 73 (13.15%) SCOrch
3 65 (11.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 60 (10.81%) SCVMM
5 36 (6.49%) Nagios
6 33 (5.95%) vRealize
7 32 (5.77%) Microsoft Clustering
8 29 (5.23%) WSUS
9 28 (5.05%) Microsoft Intune
10 27 (4.86%) NetBackup
11 25 (4.50%) Puppet
12 18 (3.24%) PowerCLI
12 18 (3.24%) Terraform
13 15 (2.70%) Kubernetes
14 14 (2.52%) EMC NetWorker
15 13 (2.34%) Ansible
15 13 (2.34%) Single Sign-On
16 12 (2.16%) vCenter Server
16 12 (2.16%) XenMobile
17 11 (1.98%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 380 (68.47%) Microsoft
2 256 (46.13%) VMware
3 183 (32.97%) Cisco
4 142 (25.59%) Citrix
5 76 (13.69%) HP
6 47 (8.47%) SolarWinds
7 41 (7.39%) NetApp
8 35 (6.31%) Splunk
9 31 (5.59%) EMC
10 26 (4.68%) Symantec
11 24 (4.32%) SAP
12 23 (4.14%) ServiceNow
13 20 (3.60%) CommVault
14 18 (3.24%) Dell
15 17 (3.06%) Atlassian
16 16 (2.88%) McAfee
16 16 (2.88%) Oracle
17 15 (2.70%) BMC
18 13 (2.34%) Veeam
19 11 (1.98%) IBM