Period
to 19 June 2018

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 19 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 567 533 458
Rank change year-on-year -34 -75 -14
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 784 826 1,352
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.48% 0.68%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.52% 5.46% 7.78%
Number of salaries quoted 595 676 1,106
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £44,125
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.65% -1.94%
10th Percentile £28,500 £33,524 £30,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -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 17,362 15,135 17,368
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.09% 8.79% 8.70%
Number of salaries quoted 13,685 12,222 14,059
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 19 June 2018.

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 19 June 2018. 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 -39 715 £47,500 - 64
UK excluding London +8 549 £42,500 -5.56% 54
London -19 216 £52,500 -4.55% 19
South East +51 211 £45,000 -16.67% 20
North of England 0 119 £40,000 -3.61% 11
Midlands -80 75 £47,500 +5.56% 7
Yorkshire +9 69 £40,000 - 3
East Midlands -15 54 £45,000 +5.88% 2
South West +20 50 £55,000 +56.72% 3
North West +5 44 £39,000 -9.30% 8
East of England -26 37 £45,000 -5.26% 4
Scotland -14 35 £35,000 -37.78% 2
West Midlands -68 21 £47,500 -5.00% 5
Wales +26 13 £42,500 +6.25% 6
Northern Ireland - 12 £24,500 - 1
North East -17 6 £52,500 +45.83%

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, 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.

1 636 (81.12%) Windows
2 564 (71.94%) SCCM
3 554 (70.66%) Active Directory
4 510 (65.05%) Microsoft
5 507 (64.67%) Windows Server
6 447 (57.02%) VMware
7 294 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
8 282 (35.97%) Hyper-V
9 269 (34.31%) VMware Infrastructure
10 263 (33.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 255 (32.53%) ITIL
12 235 (29.97%) PowerShell
13 230 (29.34%) SQL Server
14 202 (25.77%) Office 365
15 187 (23.85%) SQL
16 183 (23.34%) DNS
17 172 (21.94%) Firewall
17 172 (21.94%) Windows Server 2008
18 154 (19.64%) DHCP
19 153 (19.52%) SAN
20 152 (19.39%) Cisco
21 138 (17.60%) Citrix
22 134 (17.09%) SolarWinds
23 133 (16.96%) Linux
24 129 (16.45%) MS Exchange
25 122 (15.56%) Amazon AWS
26 117 (14.92%) Microsoft Certification
27 114 (14.54%) Finance
28 113 (14.41%) Data Centre
29 112 (14.29%) 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
1 129 (16.45%) MS Exchange
2 101 (12.88%) IIS
3 88 (11.22%) Skype for Business
4 76 (9.69%) SharePoint
5 56 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 51 (6.51%) Exchange Server 2010
7 27 (3.44%) WebLogic
7 27 (3.44%) WebSphere
8 24 (3.06%) Apache
9 21 (2.68%) JBoss
10 19 (2.42%) WebSphere Application Server
11 18 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2007
12 17 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 9 (1.15%) Confluence
14 5 (0.64%) Office Communications Server
15 3 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (0.38%) CMS
15 3 (0.38%) GroupWise
15 3 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 52 (6.63%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.13%) Abaqus
Business Applications
1 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 294 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 202 (25.77%) Office 365
3 122 (15.56%) Amazon AWS
4 49 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 39 (4.97%) IaaS
6 30 (3.83%) PaaS
7 20 (2.55%) SaaS
8 16 (2.04%) Mimecast
9 6 (0.77%) Yammer
10 5 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.64%) Cloudflare
10 5 (0.64%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.38%) GitHub
11 3 (0.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 2 (0.26%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.26%) Force.com
12 2 (0.26%) G Suite
12 2 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.26%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 183 (23.34%) DNS
2 172 (21.94%) Firewall
3 154 (19.64%) DHCP
4 153 (19.52%) SAN
5 74 (9.44%) TCP/IP
6 68 (8.67%) LAN
6 68 (8.67%) WAN
7 47 (5.99%) Skype
8 46 (5.87%) VPN
9 38 (4.85%) Intrusion Detection
10 36 (4.59%) NetScaler
11 26 (3.32%) Wireshark
12 25 (3.19%) Network Security
13 23 (2.93%) VSAN
14 22 (2.81%) Unified Communications
15 21 (2.68%) Reverse Proxy
16 20 (2.55%) VLAN
16 20 (2.55%) VoIP
17 18 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
17 18 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (29.34%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.19%) SQL Server 2016
3 20 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (2.42%) SQL Server 2000
4 19 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (1.53%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (0.77%) MySQL
9 6 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (0.51%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.51%) Redis
11 3 (0.38%) DB2
11 3 (0.38%) Power BI
11 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.26%) Cosmos DB
12 2 (0.26%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 13 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (1.40%) JIRA
3 8 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (0.89%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.77%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.38%) Ant
7 3 (0.38%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.38%) MSI
7 3 (0.38%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.26%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.13%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 114 (14.54%) Finance
2 39 (4.97%) Retail
3 33 (4.21%) Banking
4 29 (3.70%) Legal
5 21 (2.68%) Law
5 21 (2.68%) Telecoms
6 17 (2.17%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.28%) Back Office
8 8 (1.02%) Marketing
9 6 (0.77%) Publishing
10 5 (0.64%) Advertising
10 5 (0.64%) Automotive
11 4 (0.51%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.51%) Local Government
12 3 (0.38%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.13%) French Language
13 1 (0.13%) German Language
13 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 195 (24.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 124 (15.82%) Analyst
3 75 (9.57%) Windows Engineer
4 73 (9.31%) Administrator
5 63 (8.04%) Architect
6 61 (7.78%) Server Engineer
7 54 (6.89%) SCCM Engineer
8 48 (6.12%) Support Analyst
9 47 (5.99%) Windows Server Engineer
10 46 (5.87%) VMware Engineer
11 45 (5.74%) Support Engineer
12 41 (5.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 41 (5.23%) Systems Engineer
13 40 (5.10%) DBA
14 39 (4.97%) Infrastructure Support
15 38 (4.85%) IT Support
15 38 (4.85%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
15 38 (4.85%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
16 37 (4.72%) Cloud Engineer
17 36 (4.59%) Monitoring Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (4.46%) Web Services
2 33 (4.21%) .NET
3 24 (3.06%) HTML
4 22 (2.81%) CSS
5 19 (2.42%) .NET Framework
5 19 (2.42%) Ajax
5 19 (2.42%) Middleware
6 11 (1.40%) JSON
7 9 (1.15%) LDAP
8 8 (1.02%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (0.77%) REST
9 6 (0.77%) XML
10 3 (0.38%) DHTML
10 3 (0.38%) J2EE
10 3 (0.38%) J2SE
10 3 (0.38%) SAML
10 3 (0.38%) SOAP
10 3 (0.38%) Visualforce
11 2 (0.26%) COM
11 2 (0.26%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 113 (14.41%) Data Centre
2 94 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
3 80 (10.20%) Clustering
4 60 (7.65%) Management Information System
4 60 (7.65%) Self-Motivation
5 34 (4.34%) Hybrid Cloud
6 21 (2.68%) Enterprise Storage
6 21 (2.68%) Replication
7 20 (2.55%) Public Cloud
8 19 (2.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 18 (2.30%) Blackberry
10 13 (1.66%) PKI
11 12 (1.53%) Private Cloud
11 12 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
12 11 (1.40%) User Experience
13 8 (1.02%) Driving Licence
14 6 (0.77%) EMC VMAX
14 6 (0.77%) EMC VNX
15 5 (0.64%) Blog
15 5 (0.64%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 636 (81.12%) Windows
2 507 (64.67%) Windows Server
3 263 (33.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 172 (21.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 133 (16.96%) Linux
6 80 (10.20%) Windows 10
7 42 (5.36%) Windows 7
8 37 (4.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 28 (3.57%) Unix
10 17 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (1.53%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.89%) Mac OS X
12 7 (0.89%) Solaris
13 6 (0.77%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.64%) Android
14 5 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.51%) VMS
16 3 (0.38%) CentOS
16 3 (0.38%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.26%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (32.53%) ITIL
2 101 (12.88%) Problem Management
3 68 (8.67%) Problem-Solving
4 64 (8.16%) ITIL V3
5 62 (7.91%) Service Delivery
6 61 (7.78%) Disaster Recovery
7 52 (6.63%) Project Management
8 51 (6.51%) ITSM
8 51 (6.51%) Service Management
9 47 (5.99%) Migration
10 43 (5.48%) DevOps
11 40 (5.10%) Server Building
12 39 (4.97%) Asset Management
13 37 (4.72%) Cybersecurity
13 37 (4.72%) High Availability
13 37 (4.72%) Incident Management
13 37 (4.72%) Load Balancing
13 37 (4.72%) Mentoring
14 34 (4.34%) Agile Software Development
15 33 (4.21%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 235 (29.97%) PowerShell
2 187 (23.85%) SQL
3 25 (3.19%) JavaScript
4 23 (2.93%) T-SQL
5 16 (2.04%) Java
6 15 (1.91%) VBScript
7 10 (1.28%) C#
7 10 (1.28%) Shell Script
8 8 (1.02%) C
8 8 (1.02%) Python
9 7 (0.89%) Bash Shell
9 7 (0.89%) Perl
10 4 (0.51%) VB
11 3 (0.38%) Apex Code
11 3 (0.38%) SOQL
11 3 (0.38%) SOSL
12 2 (0.26%) XPath
13 1 (0.13%) PHP
13 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 117 (14.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 104 (13.27%) Security Cleared
3 68 (8.67%) MCSE
4 57 (7.27%) SC Cleared
5 56 (7.14%) Degree
6 51 (6.51%) MCSA
7 40 (5.10%) Cisco Certification
8 39 (4.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 31 (3.95%) MCITP
10 26 (3.32%) CCNA
11 24 (3.06%) DV Cleared
12 19 (2.42%) Citrix Certification
13 17 (2.17%) CCA
14 13 (1.66%) CCNP
15 11 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (1.28%) MCP
17 9 (1.15%) TOGAF Certification
18 5 (0.64%) A+ Certification
18 5 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
18 5 (0.64%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (5.61%) SLA
2 13 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.15%) QA
4 4 (0.51%) GDPR
4 4 (0.51%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.38%) COSHH
5 3 (0.38%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.26%) ISAE 3402
6 2 (0.26%) PMO
6 2 (0.26%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 554 (70.66%) Active Directory
2 282 (35.97%) Hyper-V
3 269 (34.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 112 (14.29%) vSphere
5 88 (11.22%) VMware ESXi
6 81 (10.33%) XenApp
7 36 (4.59%) XenDesktop
8 35 (4.46%) Virtual Desktop
9 32 (4.08%) Virtual Servers
10 29 (3.70%) BitLocker
11 27 (3.44%) Microsoft App-V
11 27 (3.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 26 (3.32%) Virtual Machines
13 16 (2.04%) VMware Workstation
14 15 (1.91%) XenServer
15 14 (1.79%) ProxySG
16 12 (1.53%) Terminal Services
17 9 (1.15%) Forefront TMG
18 5 (0.64%) VMware Server
19 4 (0.51%) Snort
Systems Management
1 564 (71.94%) SCCM
2 86 (10.97%) SCVMM
3 80 (10.20%) SCOrch
4 41 (5.23%) vCenter Server
5 34 (4.34%) Failover Clustering
6 33 (4.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 31 (3.95%) WSUS
8 28 (3.57%) SCSM
9 27 (3.44%) Microsoft Clustering
10 21 (2.68%) Microsoft Intune
11 20 (2.55%) Nagios
11 20 (2.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 20 (2.55%) vRealize
12 19 (2.42%) OPNET
13 17 (2.17%) Backup Exec
14 15 (1.91%) SCDPM
15 14 (1.79%) NetBackup
15 14 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
15 14 (1.79%) Puppet
15 14 (1.79%) Simpana
Vendors
1 510 (65.05%) Microsoft
2 447 (57.02%) VMware
3 152 (19.39%) Cisco
4 138 (17.60%) Citrix
5 134 (17.09%) SolarWinds
6 89 (11.35%) HP
7 57 (7.27%) NetApp
8 56 (7.14%) CommVault
9 48 (6.12%) Veeam
10 44 (5.61%) Riverbed
11 39 (4.97%) McAfee
12 35 (4.46%) Oracle
13 34 (4.34%) Dell
14 32 (4.08%) ServiceNow
15 28 (3.57%) EMC
16 22 (2.81%) Juniper
17 21 (2.68%) Dynatrace
18 20 (2.55%) CA
18 20 (2.55%) Ivanti
18 20 (2.55%) SAP