Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 587 585 563
Rank change year-on-year -2 -22 -110
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 614 753 868
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.43% 0.49%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.30% 4.19% 5.48%
Number of salaries quoted 437 572 700
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £33,750 £28,800 £33,549
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +12.50%

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 18,595 17,979 15,827
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.73% 10.27% 8.93%
Number of salaries quoted 14,186 14,213 12,775
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
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% +5.88%

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 20 July 2019.

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 20 July 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 +8 591 £52,500 +5.00% 71
UK excluding London +36 452 £47,500 +11.76% 60
London +8 147 £62,500 +19.05% 13
South West +76 129 £60,000 +9.09% 7
South East -57 108 £47,500 +5.56% 23
East of England +126 70 £41,500 -7.78% 4
North of England -22 70 £40,000 - 10
Midlands +35 64 £47,500 +5.56% 14
West Midlands +47 50 £50,500 +6.32% 3
Yorkshire -5 39 £42,000 +5.00% 2
North West +2 29 £35,000 -30.00% 7
East Midlands -14 14 £30,000 -33.33% 11
Isle of Man - 5 £45,000 -
Wales -2 4 £37,875 -10.88% 2
North East +13 2 £36,875 -29.76% 1
Scotland -14 2 £37,140 +6.11%

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 522 (85.02%) Windows
2 458 (74.59%) SCCM
3 448 (72.96%) Active Directory
4 435 (70.85%) Microsoft
5 360 (58.63%) Windows Server
6 316 (51.47%) VMware
7 286 (46.58%) Microsoft Azure
8 264 (43.00%) PowerShell
9 249 (40.55%) VMware Infrastructure
10 231 (37.62%) DNS
11 230 (37.46%) Cisco
12 226 (36.81%) ITIL
13 218 (35.50%) Hyper-V
14 214 (34.85%) Windows Server 2012
15 211 (34.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 201 (32.74%) Office 365
17 182 (29.64%) Linux
18 173 (28.18%) Citrix
19 167 (27.20%) SQL
20 159 (25.90%) SQL Server
21 148 (24.10%) Security Cleared
22 145 (23.62%) DHCP
23 132 (21.50%) MS Exchange
24 126 (20.52%) Firewall
25 119 (19.38%) SharePoint
26 116 (18.89%) Agile Software Development
27 114 (18.57%) Amazon AWS
28 111 (18.08%) Data Centre
29 109 (17.75%) Windows Server 2008
30 108 (17.59%) TCP/IP

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
1 132 (21.50%) MS Exchange
2 119 (19.38%) SharePoint
3 48 (7.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 32 (5.21%) IIS
5 29 (4.72%) Skype for Business
6 26 (4.23%) Confluence
7 21 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (3.42%) SharePoint 2013
8 12 (1.95%) Tomcat
9 8 (1.30%) Apache
10 7 (1.14%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.16%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 75 (12.21%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (5.05%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.33%) Abaqus
3 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.81%) Workfront
2 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 286 (46.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 201 (32.74%) Office 365
3 114 (18.57%) Amazon AWS
4 59 (9.61%) Azure Stack
5 57 (9.28%) OneDrive
6 49 (7.98%) IaaS
7 27 (4.40%) PaaS
8 22 (3.58%) Azure Active Directory
8 22 (3.58%) SaaS
9 12 (1.95%) OpenShift
10 10 (1.63%) Cloudflare
11 6 (0.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (0.81%) Power Platform
13 4 (0.65%) Amazon ECS
13 4 (0.65%) Amazon EKS
13 4 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.65%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 4 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.65%) AWS OpsWorks
13 4 (0.65%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 231 (37.62%) DNS
2 145 (23.62%) DHCP
3 126 (20.52%) Firewall
4 108 (17.59%) TCP/IP
5 80 (13.03%) SAN
6 69 (11.24%) Skype
6 69 (11.24%) WAN
7 63 (10.26%) NetScaler
8 58 (9.45%) Cisco Nexus
8 58 (9.45%) Intrusion Detection
9 57 (9.28%) Unified Communications
10 31 (5.05%) LAN
11 28 (4.56%) SSL
11 28 (4.56%) VLAN
12 27 (4.40%) VPN
13 26 (4.23%) NAS
14 22 (3.58%) Software-Defined Networking
15 16 (2.61%) BIG-IP
15 16 (2.61%) MPLS
16 13 (2.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (25.90%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 28 (4.56%) SQL Server 2016
4 22 (3.58%) SQL Server 2014
5 21 (3.42%) Amazon RDS
6 11 (1.79%) MySQL
6 11 (1.79%) NoSQL
7 9 (1.47%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.98%) SQL Server 2017
8 6 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.81%) Power BI
10 3 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.33%) DB2
12 1 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.16%) MS Access
12 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.16%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 50 (8.14%) Visual Studio
2 49 (7.98%) JIRA
3 39 (6.35%) TestRail
3 39 (6.35%) Zephyr
4 14 (2.28%) Octopus Deploy
5 11 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
5 11 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
6 8 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.98%) Selenium
8 5 (0.81%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.33%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.16%) Hudson
10 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 96 (15.64%) Finance
2 40 (6.51%) Banking
3 30 (4.89%) Retail
4 17 (2.77%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.28%) Manufacturing
6 13 (2.12%) Marketing
7 12 (1.95%) Electronics
8 9 (1.47%) Aerospace
8 9 (1.47%) Automotive
9 8 (1.30%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.81%) Legal
11 4 (0.65%) Military
12 3 (0.49%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.33%) Law
14 1 (0.16%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.16%) French Language
14 1 (0.16%) Games
14 1 (0.16%) German Language
14 1 (0.16%) Portuguese Language
14 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 193 (31.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 80 (13.03%) Architect
3 53 (8.63%) Systems Engineer
4 47 (7.65%) Windows Engineer
5 45 (7.33%) Solutions Architect
6 43 (7.00%) Server Engineer
7 42 (6.84%) Support Engineer
8 38 (6.19%) Network Engineer
9 37 (6.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 32 (5.21%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 32 (5.21%) Wintel Engineer
11 28 (4.56%) Analyst
11 28 (4.56%) VMware Engineer
12 27 (4.40%) Monitoring Engineer
13 25 (4.07%) Cloud Engineer
14 24 (3.91%) Windows Server Engineer
15 22 (3.58%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
15 22 (3.58%) Design Engineer
15 22 (3.58%) Network Design Engineer
16 21 (3.42%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (4.89%) Web Services
2 18 (2.93%) .NET
3 8 (1.30%) Apache Flex
4 6 (0.98%) .NET Framework
4 6 (0.98%) JSON
5 4 (0.65%) HTML
5 4 (0.65%) LDAP
5 4 (0.65%) MAPI
6 3 (0.49%) CSS
7 2 (0.33%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.33%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.33%) HTML5
7 2 (0.33%) REST
7 2 (0.33%) Web Services Management
8 1 (0.16%) CSS3
8 1 (0.16%) IBM Integration Bus
8 1 (0.16%) Middleware
8 1 (0.16%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.16%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 111 (18.08%) Data Centre
2 79 (12.87%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (8.96%) Hybrid Cloud
4 54 (8.79%) Clustering
5 47 (7.65%) Management Information System
6 45 (7.33%) Self-Motivation
7 28 (4.56%) PKI
8 26 (4.23%) Hedge funds
9 24 (3.91%) Public Cloud
9 24 (3.91%) Replication
10 14 (2.28%) Data Protection Act
10 14 (2.28%) e-Learning
11 13 (2.12%) CMDB
11 13 (2.12%) Fat Client
11 13 (2.12%) Thin Client
12 11 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (1.79%) Mobile Computing
13 10 (1.63%) Blackberry
14 9 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 8 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 522 (85.02%) Windows
2 360 (58.63%) Windows Server
3 214 (34.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 182 (29.64%) Linux
5 109 (17.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 82 (13.36%) Windows 10
7 56 (9.12%) Unix
8 49 (7.98%) Windows 7
9 44 (7.17%) Mac OS
10 28 (4.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 26 (4.23%) CentOS
12 23 (3.75%) Ubuntu
13 17 (2.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 14 (2.28%) SUSE
15 5 (0.81%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.65%) Solaris
16 4 (0.65%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.49%) Windows 2000
18 2 (0.33%) AIX
19 1 (0.16%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (36.81%) ITIL
2 211 (34.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 116 (18.89%) Agile Software Development
4 96 (15.64%) Data Protection
5 80 (13.03%) Problem-Solving
6 70 (11.40%) PRINCE2
7 67 (10.91%) Security Monitoring
8 65 (10.59%) Disaster Recovery
9 60 (9.77%) Service Management
10 58 (9.45%) Migration
11 55 (8.96%) Technical Architecture
12 51 (8.31%) Configuration Management
12 51 (8.31%) Project Management
13 47 (7.65%) Mentoring
13 47 (7.65%) Root Cause Analysis
14 45 (7.33%) MODAF
15 44 (7.17%) CRM
16 43 (7.00%) Cybersecurity
17 42 (6.84%) High Availability
18 41 (6.68%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 264 (43.00%) PowerShell
2 167 (27.20%) SQL
3 57 (9.28%) Python
4 43 (7.00%) PHP
5 41 (6.68%) JavaScript
6 27 (4.40%) T-SQL
7 16 (2.61%) C#
7 16 (2.61%) VB
8 14 (2.28%) C
9 12 (1.95%) Ruby
10 10 (1.63%) Java
11 5 (0.81%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.65%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.49%) Perl
14 2 (0.33%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.16%) ABAP
15 1 (0.16%) C++
15 1 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 148 (24.10%) Security Cleared
2 93 (15.15%) DV Cleared
3 79 (12.87%) Degree
4 58 (9.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 51 (8.31%) Cisco Certification
6 50 (8.14%) ITIL Certification
7 49 (7.98%) CCNA
8 46 (7.49%) MCSA
9 45 (7.33%) MCSE
10 36 (5.86%) MCP
11 28 (4.56%) SC Cleared
12 27 (4.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 26 (4.23%) CCA
13 26 (4.23%) RHCE
14 22 (3.58%) Citrix Certification
15 21 (3.42%) TOGAF Certification
16 12 (1.95%) MCITP
17 11 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
18 8 (1.30%) CCNP
19 5 (0.81%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (6.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 38 (6.19%) SLA
3 32 (5.21%) GDPR
4 17 (2.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (2.12%) PCI DSS
6 11 (1.79%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (1.30%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.33%) PMO
9 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 448 (72.96%) Active Directory
2 249 (40.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 218 (35.50%) Hyper-V
4 100 (16.29%) XenApp
5 94 (15.31%) XenDesktop
6 72 (11.73%) Microsoft App-V
7 51 (8.31%) VMware ESXi
8 38 (6.19%) vSphere
9 34 (5.54%) Virtual Desktop
10 32 (5.21%) Virtual Servers
10 32 (5.21%) VMware NSX
11 30 (4.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 27 (4.40%) BitLocker
13 19 (3.09%) Docker
13 19 (3.09%) Virtual Machines
14 16 (2.61%) KVM
15 12 (1.95%) Terminal Services
16 6 (0.98%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
16 6 (0.98%) VMware Workstation
17 3 (0.49%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 458 (74.59%) SCCM
2 94 (15.31%) SCOrch
3 88 (14.33%) SCVMM
4 73 (11.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 57 (9.28%) Puppet
6 47 (7.65%) Ansible
7 44 (7.17%) vRealize
8 42 (6.84%) Opscode Chef
9 39 (6.35%) Nagios
10 34 (5.54%) Microsoft Clustering
11 31 (5.05%) WSUS
12 27 (4.40%) NetBackup
13 25 (4.07%) Terraform
14 23 (3.75%) Microsoft Intune
15 20 (3.26%) Kubernetes
16 19 (3.09%) Backup Exec
17 13 (2.12%) BMC PATROL
18 12 (1.95%) SCSM
18 12 (1.95%) Single Sign-On
19 11 (1.79%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 435 (70.85%) Microsoft
2 316 (51.47%) VMware
3 230 (37.46%) Cisco
4 173 (28.18%) Citrix
5 79 (12.87%) HP
6 70 (11.40%) Splunk
7 63 (10.26%) SolarWinds
8 42 (6.84%) NetApp
9 40 (6.51%) CommVault
9 40 (6.51%) Dell
10 36 (5.86%) ServiceNow
11 32 (5.21%) EMC
12 26 (4.23%) Atlassian
13 24 (3.91%) Oracle
13 24 (3.91%) Symantec
14 22 (3.58%) BMC
14 22 (3.58%) Veeam
15 20 (3.26%) F5
15 20 (3.26%) McAfee
16 17 (2.77%) Red Hat