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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 507 419 448
Rank change year-on-year -88 +29  
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 424 687 700
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.70% 0.63%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.45% 8.06% 8.30%
Number of salaries quoted 315 551 571
Median salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -  

SCOM is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 7776 8522 8433
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.84% 8.65% 7.60%
Number of salaries quoted 6293 6926 6643
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £46,000 £45,000 £44,750
% change year-on-year +2.22% +0.55%  

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SCOM as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SCOM in the UK

SCOM
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -89 402 £45,000 - 48
London -75 130 £50,000 -9.09% 16
South East +38 76 £47,500 +25.00% 9
West Midlands +31 72 £52,500 +23.52% 3
Birmingham +15 47 £52,500 +23.52%
Oxfordshire +46 45 £51,250 +55.30% 5
Yorkshire -29 36 £40,000 +14.28% 9
West Yorkshire -14 32 £40,000 +9.58% 8
Oxford +23 29 £52,500 +61.53% 4
East Midlands -3 28 £42,500 +11.84% 1
East of England -19 27 £45,000 -10.00% 2
City of London +6 21 £46,250 -11.90% 2
North West -51 19 £43,000 -20.91% 4
South West -5 17 £35,094 -2.51% 4
Leeds -1 16 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Bradford -3 15 £43,250 +17.68% 5
Surrey +29 14 £30,000 -33.33%
Nottinghamshire +14 14 £42,500 +28.78%
Nottingham +13 14 £42,500 +28.78%
Coventry - 14 £53,125 - 2
Berkshire +24 13 £48,750 +30.00% 4
Liverpool -3 11 £42,500 -34.61%
Merseyside -14 11 £42,500 -34.61%
Hertfordshire -10 10 £40,000 -20.00%
Northamptonshire -10 10 £42,500 +13.33%
Essex +10 9 £45,000 +28.57%
Scotland +2 9 £65,000 +85.71% 1
Colchester +9 8 £45,000 +28.57%
Watford - 8 £40,000 -
Manchester -29 7 £44,500 -3.26% 4

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT jobs citing SCOM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SCOM.

1 641 (77.23%) Windows
2 553 (66.63%) Active Directory
3 518 (62.41%) Microsoft
4 507 (61.08%) Windows Server
5 501 (60.36%) SCCM
6 411 (49.52%) VMware
7 307 (36.99%) ITIL
8 288 (34.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 281 (33.86%) Microsoft Azure
10 277 (33.37%) PowerShell
11 263 (31.69%) VMware Infrastructure
12 262 (31.57%) Hyper-V
13 233 (28.07%) DNS
14 207 (24.94%) Windows Server 2008
15 201 (24.22%) Office 365
16 199 (23.98%) SQL
17 185 (22.29%) SQL Server
18 178 (21.45%) Citrix
18 178 (21.45%) SAN
19 177 (21.33%) DHCP
20 175 (21.08%) Data Centre
21 162 (19.52%) Firewall
22 159 (19.16%) Microsoft Certification
23 156 (18.80%) MS Exchange
24 155 (18.67%) Linux
24 155 (18.67%) Cisco
25 138 (16.63%) Amazon AWS
26 134 (16.14%) Skype for Business
27 125 (15.06%) HP
28 117 (14.10%) vSphere

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
1 156 (18.80%) MS Exchange
2 134 (16.14%) Skype for Business
3 96 (11.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 87 (10.48%) IIS
5 58 (6.99%) Exchange Server 2013
6 55 (6.63%) SharePoint
7 21 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
8 18 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
9 16 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
10 14 (1.69%) Apache
11 12 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 9 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.48%) CMS
14 4 (0.48%) Office Communications Server
15 3 (0.36%) IBM Domino
15 3 (0.36%) OpenStack
16 2 (0.24%) WebLogic
17 1 (0.12%) Confluence
17 1 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 43 (5.18%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.60%) InfoPath
3 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (1.57%) assyst
2 10 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.60%) Northgate Housing
4 2 (0.24%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 2 (0.24%) Eikon
5 1 (0.12%) Exstream
5 1 (0.12%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.12%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 281 (33.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 201 (24.22%) Office 365
3 138 (16.63%) Amazon AWS
4 103 (12.41%) IaaS
5 75 (9.04%) PaaS
6 40 (4.82%) Azure Active Directory
7 22 (2.65%) SaaS
8 15 (1.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 14 (1.69%) Mimecast
10 8 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (0.60%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.48%) Akamai
14 3 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.36%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
15 2 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
15 2 (0.24%) Yammer
16 1 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 233 (28.07%) DNS
2 178 (21.45%) SAN
3 177 (21.33%) DHCP
4 162 (19.52%) Firewall
5 82 (9.88%) Skype
6 71 (8.55%) LAN
7 69 (8.31%) WAN
8 60 (7.23%) LDAP
9 58 (6.99%) Kerberos
9 58 (6.99%) PBX
10 50 (6.02%) iSCSI
10 50 (6.02%) PSTN
11 37 (4.46%) TCP/IP
12 35 (4.22%) Network Security
12 35 (4.22%) VoIP
12 35 (4.22%) VPN
13 29 (3.49%) MPLS
14 28 (3.37%) Fibre Channel
15 27 (3.25%) OSPF
16 26 (3.13%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (22.29%) SQL Server
2 56 (6.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (4.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 28 (3.37%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (2.41%) SQL Server 2014
6 13 (1.57%) MySQL
7 12 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
8 11 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.36%) QlikView
11 2 (0.24%) Big Data
11 2 (0.24%) Data Lake
11 2 (0.24%) DocumentDB
12 1 (0.12%) DTS
12 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (1.93%) Jenkins
1 16 (1.93%) Octopus Deploy
2 9 (1.08%) MSI
3 3 (0.36%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.24%) Ant
4 2 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.12%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.12%) JIRA
5 1 (0.12%) Selenium
5 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 101 (12.17%) Finance
2 27 (3.25%) Banking
3 24 (2.89%) Law
4 19 (2.29%) Marketing
5 17 (2.05%) Games
6 16 (1.93%) Back Office
6 16 (1.93%) Legal
6 16 (1.93%) Retail
7 14 (1.69%) Publishing
8 12 (1.45%) Telecoms
9 7 (0.84%) Advertising
9 7 (0.84%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.72%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.60%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.24%) Front Office
13 2 (0.24%) Local Government
14 1 (0.12%) French Language
Job Titles
1 144 (17.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 92 (11.08%) Windows Engineer
3 89 (10.72%) Analyst
4 85 (10.24%) Systems Engineer
5 80 (9.64%) Administrator
6 59 (7.11%) Systems Administrator
7 49 (5.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 49 (5.90%) Server Engineer
8 43 (5.18%) Support Engineer
9 39 (4.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 39 (4.70%) VMware Engineer
10 38 (4.58%) Network Engineer
10 38 (4.58%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 38 (4.58%) Windows Administrator
11 36 (4.34%) Cloud Engineer
12 35 (4.22%) Support Analyst
13 33 (3.98%) Consultant
13 33 (3.98%) Senior Windows Engineer
14 32 (3.86%) Architect
15 31 (3.73%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (3.98%) .NET
2 23 (2.77%) Web Services
3 13 (1.57%) ASP.NET
4 11 (1.33%) Middleware
5 10 (1.20%) XML
6 9 (1.08%) .NET Framework
6 9 (1.08%) HTML
7 7 (0.84%) XMPP
8 6 (0.72%) XSLT
9 4 (0.48%) CSS
10 3 (0.36%) Software Packaging
11 2 (0.24%) JSON
11 2 (0.24%) REST
11 2 (0.24%) WF
12 1 (0.12%) MSMQ
12 1 (0.12%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 175 (21.08%) Data Centre
2 71 (8.55%) Clustering
3 64 (7.71%) PKI
4 47 (5.66%) Management Information System
5 41 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (3.98%) Hybrid Cloud
7 31 (3.73%) Computer Science
8 18 (2.17%) Enterprise Storage
9 16 (1.93%) CMDB
10 14 (1.69%) Blackberry
11 13 (1.57%) BYOD
11 13 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
12 12 (1.45%) EMC VNX
13 11 (1.33%) HP StoreVirtual
13 11 (1.33%) Private Cloud
14 10 (1.20%) HP Storage
15 9 (1.08%) Fat Client
15 9 (1.08%) Thin Client
16 8 (0.96%) Public Cloud
16 8 (0.96%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 641 (77.23%) Windows
2 507 (61.08%) Windows Server
3 288 (34.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 207 (24.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 155 (18.67%) Linux
6 66 (7.95%) Unix
7 38 (4.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 31 (3.73%) Windows 10
9 28 (3.37%) Windows 7
10 26 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (2.53%) Mac OS X
12 17 (2.05%) CentOS
13 14 (1.69%) Solaris
14 9 (1.08%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.84%) Windows XP
16 6 (0.72%) AIX
16 6 (0.72%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.36%) VMS
18 1 (0.12%) HPUX
18 1 (0.12%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (36.99%) ITIL
2 71 (8.55%) Migration
3 67 (8.07%) Change Management
3 67 (8.07%) Identity Management
3 67 (8.07%) Service Delivery
4 62 (7.47%) Problem Management
5 53 (6.39%) Continuous Improvement
5 53 (6.39%) Service Management
6 50 (6.02%) Capacity Management
7 48 (5.78%) Agile Software Development
7 48 (5.78%) Configuration Management
7 48 (5.78%) Project Management
8 44 (5.30%) DevOps
8 44 (5.30%) Disaster Recovery
8 44 (5.30%) Root Cause Analysis
9 41 (4.94%) Kalman Filter
10 38 (4.58%) Mentoring
10 38 (4.58%) Task Automation
11 36 (4.34%) ITIL V3
12 35 (4.22%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 277 (33.37%) PowerShell
2 199 (23.98%) SQL
3 35 (4.22%) VB
4 30 (3.61%) C#
5 21 (2.53%) Java
6 17 (2.05%) T-SQL
7 13 (1.57%) Bash Shell
7 13 (1.57%) Korn
8 12 (1.45%) VBScript
9 8 (0.96%) C
9 8 (0.96%) C++
9 8 (0.96%) Perl
10 7 (0.84%) VBA
11 6 (0.72%) Python
12 4 (0.48%) Ruby
13 3 (0.36%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.12%) PHP
14 1 (0.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 159 (19.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 106 (12.77%) MCSE
3 65 (7.83%) Degree
4 51 (6.14%) MCITP
5 49 (5.90%) MCSA
6 44 (5.30%) Security Cleared
7 41 (4.94%) Cisco Certification
8 40 (4.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 23 (2.77%) CCNP
10 22 (2.65%) Citrix Certification
11 21 (2.53%) CCNA
12 20 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
13 18 (2.17%) SC Cleared
14 16 (1.93%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 14 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
15 14 (1.69%) LPIC
15 14 (1.69%) MCP
16 11 (1.33%) CCIE
17 10 (1.20%) CCA
18 8 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (7.11%) SLA
2 14 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 14 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 10 (1.20%) PMO
4 9 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.48%) SSAE 16
6 3 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.12%) QA
System Software
1 553 (66.63%) Active Directory
2 263 (31.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 262 (31.57%) Hyper-V
4 117 (14.10%) vSphere
5 111 (13.37%) XenApp
6 100 (12.05%) VMware ESXi
7 63 (7.59%) XenDesktop
8 27 (3.25%) Microsoft App-V
9 26 (3.13%) Terminal Services
10 22 (2.65%) XenServer
11 16 (1.93%) Firmware
11 16 (1.93%) KVM
12 13 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
12 13 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
13 10 (1.20%) vCloud
14 9 (1.08%) ISA Server
14 9 (1.08%) OpenSIPS
15 8 (0.96%) VMware Workstation
16 7 (0.84%) VMware Server
17 6 (0.72%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 501 (60.36%) SCCM
2 62 (7.47%) Nagios
3 49 (5.90%) Puppet
3 49 (5.90%) SCVMM
4 41 (4.94%) Opscode Chef
5 40 (4.82%) SCSM
6 36 (4.34%) NetBackup
7 33 (3.98%) SCOrch
8 30 (3.61%) WSUS
9 27 (3.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 25 (3.01%) Backup Exec
11 23 (2.77%) Microsoft Clustering
12 21 (2.53%) Failover Clustering
13 20 (2.41%) Tivoli
14 16 (1.93%) Ansible
15 14 (1.69%) OpenView
15 14 (1.69%) SCDPM
16 13 (1.57%) EdgeSight
17 12 (1.45%) Cisco UCCX
17 12 (1.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 518 (62.41%) Microsoft
2 411 (49.52%) VMware
3 178 (21.45%) Citrix
4 155 (18.67%) Cisco
5 125 (15.06%) HP
6 103 (12.41%) SolarWinds
7 101 (12.17%) NetApp
8 47 (5.66%) Dell
8 47 (5.66%) Red Hat
9 43 (5.18%) EMC
10 32 (3.86%) IBM
11 30 (3.61%) Juniper
12 29 (3.49%) F5
13 26 (3.13%) CheckPoint
14 25 (3.01%) Palo Alto
15 24 (2.89%) SonicWALL
16 23 (2.77%) 3PAR
17 22 (2.65%) Symantec
18 20 (2.41%) Avaya
18 20 (2.41%) Veeam
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EMBS Ltd
Salary: £40k - 47.5k per year + Bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + + Benefits + OnCall
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £39000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Normanton, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £38000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cyber Team
Salary: From £90,000 to £100,000 per annum plus bonus+benefits.
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + 7.5%
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Erin Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Source Technology
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus package
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £48000 - £50000 per day + Bens, OT & On-call !
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + a comprehensive benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Healthcare + Great Benefits
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Banbury, Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Source Technology
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + bonus package
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Imperative People
Salary: £29000 - £34000.00 per annum + Bens
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Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
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