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 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 507 420 432
Rank change year-on-year -87 +12  
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 403 711 742
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.69% 0.67%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.50% 8.15% 8.89%
Number of salaries quoted 330 547 580
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £60,000 £65,000
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 7328 8722 8351
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.52% 8.41% 7.54%
Number of salaries quoted 5873 7044 6606
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16%  

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 -71 384 £45,000 +4.04% 52
London -36 120 £50,000 -7.40% 8
South East +32 65 £55,000 +30.95% 11
East Midlands 0 51 £42,500 +13.33% 5
West Midlands +17 48 £50,000 +35.13% 8
Yorkshire +8 41 £40,500 - 5
West Yorkshire +14 37 £40,500 -4.70% 5
Oxfordshire +29 33 £60,000 +84.61% 3
Birmingham 0 32 £50,000 +0.50% 2
East of England -8 31 £50,000 +13.63% 4
Nottinghamshire +22 25 £42,500 +32.81% 4
Nottingham +21 25 £42,500 +32.81% 4
City of London +18 21 £55,000 +7.84% 3
Northamptonshire +6 19 £42,500 +10.38%
North West -20 18 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Leeds +25 17 £37,500 -11.76%
Berkshire +27 16 £41,500 -7.77% 2
Oxford -2 15 £53,750 +65.38% 2
Essex +11 13 £50,750 +45.00% 2
Bradford +10 13 £44,000 +0.57% 4
Surrey +46 12 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Northampton 0 12 £30,000 -21.05%
South West -26 12 £35,047 +0.13% 8
Scotland -8 11 £65,000 +85.71%
Coventry - 11 £46,000 - 5
Bedfordshire +25 8 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Colchester -6 7 £49,500 +41.42% 1
Reading +26 6 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Hertfordshire +5 6 £36,000 -28.00% 1
Edinburgh +4 6 £72,500 +107.14%

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 655 (76.88%) Windows
2 557 (65.38%) Microsoft
3 543 (63.73%) Active Directory
4 524 (61.50%) SCCM
5 506 (59.39%) Windows Server
6 411 (48.24%) VMware
7 308 (36.15%) ITIL
7 308 (36.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 269 (31.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 256 (30.05%) PowerShell
10 255 (29.93%) Hyper-V
11 254 (29.81%) Microsoft Azure
12 246 (28.87%) DNS
13 213 (25.00%) MS Exchange
14 212 (24.88%) Windows Server 2008
15 211 (24.77%) SQL
16 202 (23.71%) Office 365
17 195 (22.89%) SQL Server
18 188 (22.07%) Citrix
19 186 (21.83%) DHCP
20 181 (21.24%) SAN
21 175 (20.54%) Data Centre
22 173 (20.31%) Cisco
23 152 (17.84%) Microsoft Certification
24 151 (17.72%) Linux
25 148 (17.37%) HP
26 139 (16.31%) Firewall
27 137 (16.08%) vSphere
28 131 (15.38%) Skype for Business
29 129 (15.14%) Finance

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
1 213 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 131 (15.38%) Skype for Business
3 120 (14.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 71 (8.33%) IIS
5 68 (7.98%) SharePoint
6 67 (7.86%) Exchange Server 2013
7 39 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (1.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 15 (1.76%) SharePoint 2013
10 13 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.59%) JBoss
13 3 (0.35%) IBM Domino
13 3 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.23%) Apache
14 2 (0.23%) OpenStack
15 1 (0.12%) CMS
15 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
15 1 (0.12%) Office Communications Server
15 1 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 47 (5.52%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.17%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (1.41%) assyst
2 6 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.59%) Northgate Housing
4 4 (0.47%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.23%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 2 (0.23%) Eikon
5 2 (0.23%) Workfront
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.12%) Exstream
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 254 (29.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 202 (23.71%) Office 365
3 126 (14.79%) Amazon AWS
4 78 (9.15%) IaaS
5 56 (6.57%) PaaS
6 28 (3.29%) Azure Active Directory
7 20 (2.35%) SaaS
8 9 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.94%) Mimecast
10 7 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.70%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.59%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.47%) Akamai
14 3 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.35%) OneDrive
15 2 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
15 2 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 246 (28.87%) DNS
2 186 (21.83%) DHCP
3 181 (21.24%) SAN
4 139 (16.31%) Firewall
5 78 (9.15%) LAN
6 73 (8.57%) Skype
7 66 (7.75%) WAN
8 60 (7.04%) LDAP
9 56 (6.57%) Kerberos
10 41 (4.81%) iSCSI
11 36 (4.23%) PBX
11 36 (4.23%) VPN
12 34 (3.99%) TCP/IP
13 33 (3.87%) PSTN
14 32 (3.76%) Network Security
15 30 (3.52%) MPLS
16 28 (3.29%) Fibre Channel
17 24 (2.82%) VoIP
18 21 (2.46%) NetScaler
19 20 (2.35%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (22.89%) SQL Server
2 44 (5.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (3.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 30 (3.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (1.76%) SQL Server 2014
6 14 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (1.06%) MySQL
7 9 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.47%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.47%) DTS
10 4 (0.47%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.47%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.47%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 9 (1.06%) Jenkins
1 9 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
2 7 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.47%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.23%) Ant
6 1 (0.12%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.12%) Selenium
General
1 129 (15.14%) Finance
2 28 (3.29%) Banking
3 26 (3.05%) Law
4 24 (2.82%) Retail
5 22 (2.58%) Back Office
6 18 (2.11%) Publishing
7 16 (1.88%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.64%) Financial Institution
9 11 (1.29%) Games
9 11 (1.29%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.17%) Investment Banking
11 9 (1.06%) Marketing
12 5 (0.59%) Advertising
12 5 (0.59%) Legal
13 3 (0.35%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.35%) Electronics
13 3 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.23%) Local Government
15 1 (0.12%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 141 (16.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 107 (12.56%) Windows Engineer
3 102 (11.97%) Analyst
4 98 (11.50%) Systems Engineer
5 83 (9.74%) Administrator
6 64 (7.51%) Server Engineer
7 55 (6.46%) Systems Administrator
8 49 (5.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 48 (5.63%) Support Engineer
10 42 (4.93%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 42 (4.93%) Senior Systems Engineer
11 41 (4.81%) Support Analyst
12 40 (4.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 40 (4.69%) Senior Windows Engineer
13 38 (4.46%) SCCM Engineer
13 38 (4.46%) VMware Engineer
13 38 (4.46%) Wintel Engineer
14 34 (3.99%) Windows Administrator
15 33 (3.87%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
16 32 (3.76%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.82%) .NET
2 22 (2.58%) Web Services
3 14 (1.64%) Middleware
4 13 (1.53%) XML
5 8 (0.94%) .NET Framework
5 8 (0.94%) ASP.NET
6 5 (0.59%) JMS
7 4 (0.47%) XSLT
8 3 (0.35%) WF
8 3 (0.35%) XSD
9 2 (0.23%) HTML
10 1 (0.12%) CSS
10 1 (0.12%) MSMQ
10 1 (0.12%) WAP
10 1 (0.12%) WCF
10 1 (0.12%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 175 (20.54%) Data Centre
2 81 (9.51%) Clustering
3 65 (7.63%) PKI
4 57 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (4.93%) Management Information System
6 35 (4.11%) Computer Science
7 27 (3.17%) Hybrid Cloud
8 21 (2.46%) CMDB
9 18 (2.11%) Replication
10 17 (2.00%) Blackberry
11 16 (1.88%) HP StoreVirtual
12 14 (1.64%) Private Cloud
13 13 (1.53%) Enterprise Storage
14 12 (1.41%) HP Storage
15 9 (1.06%) EMC VNX
15 9 (1.06%) Public Cloud
16 8 (0.94%) Fat Client
16 8 (0.94%) FlexPod
16 8 (0.94%) Thin Client
17 7 (0.82%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 655 (76.88%) Windows
2 506 (59.39%) Windows Server
3 308 (36.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 212 (24.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 151 (17.72%) Linux
6 65 (7.63%) Unix
7 57 (6.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 34 (3.99%) Windows 7
9 27 (3.17%) Windows 10
10 26 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 24 (2.82%) Mac OS X
12 15 (1.76%) Solaris
13 9 (1.06%) CentOS
14 8 (0.94%) AIX
15 7 (0.82%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.59%) HPUX
17 3 (0.35%) VMS
17 3 (0.35%) Windows 8
18 2 (0.23%) Android
18 2 (0.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (36.15%) ITIL
2 79 (9.27%) Service Delivery
3 60 (7.04%) Identity Management
4 56 (6.57%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (6.57%) Migration
5 54 (6.34%) Problem Management
6 53 (6.22%) Service Management
7 51 (5.99%) Continuous Improvement
8 50 (5.87%) Capacity Management
9 49 (5.75%) Change Management
10 42 (4.93%) Configuration Management
10 42 (4.93%) Project Management
11 41 (4.81%) ITIL V3
12 37 (4.34%) Disaster Recovery
13 36 (4.23%) DevOps
13 36 (4.23%) Patch Management
14 34 (3.99%) High Availability
14 34 (3.99%) Kalman Filter
14 34 (3.99%) Server Building
15 33 (3.87%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 256 (30.05%) PowerShell
2 211 (24.77%) SQL
3 37 (4.34%) VB
4 24 (2.82%) T-SQL
5 17 (2.00%) C#
6 16 (1.88%) Java
7 6 (0.70%) Korn
8 5 (0.59%) C
8 5 (0.59%) Perl
9 4 (0.47%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.47%) VBScript
10 3 (0.35%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.35%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.35%) XPath
11 2 (0.23%) C++
12 1 (0.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 152 (17.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 111 (13.03%) MCSE
3 66 (7.75%) Degree
4 54 (6.34%) MCITP
5 47 (5.52%) Security Cleared
6 41 (4.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 38 (4.46%) MCSA
8 37 (4.34%) Cisco Certification
9 21 (2.46%) CCNA
9 21 (2.46%) Citrix Certification
10 18 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
10 18 (2.11%) SC Cleared
11 17 (2.00%) CCNP
12 16 (1.88%) BPSS Clearance
12 16 (1.88%) LPIC
12 16 (1.88%) MCP
13 11 (1.29%) CCIE
14 9 (1.06%) CCA
14 9 (1.06%) CEH
14 9 (1.06%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (8.69%) SLA
2 16 (1.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (0.94%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.59%) PMO
6 4 (0.47%) SSAE 16
7 2 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.23%) EMIR
7 2 (0.23%) MiFID
7 2 (0.23%) QA
8 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.12%) GCP
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 543 (63.73%) Active Directory
2 269 (31.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 255 (29.93%) Hyper-V
4 137 (16.08%) vSphere
5 106 (12.44%) XenApp
6 68 (7.98%) VMware ESXi
7 50 (5.87%) XenDesktop
8 27 (3.17%) Terminal Services
8 27 (3.17%) VMware ESX
9 20 (2.35%) Firmware
10 14 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
11 13 (1.53%) OpenSIPS
12 12 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
13 11 (1.29%) XenServer
14 10 (1.17%) ISA Server
14 10 (1.17%) Virtual Servers
15 9 (1.06%) Forefront TMG
15 9 (1.06%) vCloud
16 8 (0.94%) KVM
16 8 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 524 (61.50%) SCCM
2 59 (6.92%) NetBackup
3 56 (6.57%) SCVMM
4 47 (5.52%) Nagios
5 41 (4.81%) WSUS
6 33 (3.87%) SCOrch
7 30 (3.52%) SCSM
8 27 (3.17%) Tivoli
9 26 (3.05%) Backup Exec
10 25 (2.93%) Puppet
11 24 (2.82%) Microsoft Clustering
12 21 (2.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 21 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
13 19 (2.23%) Failover Clustering
14 17 (2.00%) OpenView
15 13 (1.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 12 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
16 12 (1.41%) vCenter Server
17 11 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
17 11 (1.29%) Netcool
Vendors
1 557 (65.38%) Microsoft
2 411 (48.24%) VMware
3 188 (22.07%) Citrix
4 173 (20.31%) Cisco
5 148 (17.37%) HP
6 94 (11.03%) NetApp
7 89 (10.45%) SolarWinds
8 53 (6.22%) Red Hat
9 40 (4.69%) Dell
9 40 (4.69%) IBM
10 38 (4.46%) 3PAR
11 35 (4.11%) Oracle
12 34 (3.99%) EMC
12 34 (3.99%) F5
12 34 (3.99%) Juniper
13 28 (3.29%) Symantec
14 25 (2.93%) Palo Alto
15 23 (2.70%) Veeam
16 21 (2.46%) CheckPoint
16 21 (2.46%) SonicWALL
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