Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 578 539 475
Rank change year-on-year -39 -64 +50
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 688 900 1,110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.50% 0.60%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.88% 5.57% 6.75%
Number of salaries quoted 478 724 906
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% +4.65%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,150 £69,625 £62,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 17,744 16,155 16,444
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.16% 9.02% 8.94%
Number of salaries quoted 13,957 13,240 13,310
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -12 670 £50,000 - 65
UK excluding London -51 400 £45,000 +5.88% 48
London +15 282 £52,500 -2.29% 20
South East +48 166 £55,000 +26.44% 16
North of England -55 74 £32,500 -13.33% 12
East of England +65 59 £42,500 -12.82% 6
South West +18 44 £51,250 +11.41% 4
Midlands -11 44 £42,500 +6.25% 7
North West +6 39 £37,500 -34.78% 5
West Midlands -7 34 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Yorkshire -36 31 £29,900 -19.73% 4
East Midlands +30 10 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Scotland -74 8 £55,000 +13.99% 1
Wales +8 5 £37,875 +20.24% 2
North East +7 4 £30,000 -18.92% 3
Northern Ireland -11 3 - -

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 558 (81.10%) Windows
2 514 (74.71%) Active Directory
3 465 (67.59%) Microsoft
4 441 (64.10%) SCCM
5 420 (61.05%) Windows Server
6 381 (55.38%) VMware
7 314 (45.64%) PowerShell
8 292 (42.44%) DNS
9 261 (37.94%) Microsoft Azure
10 255 (37.06%) VMware Infrastructure
11 246 (35.76%) Windows Server 2012
12 236 (34.30%) Hyper-V
13 231 (33.58%) Office 365
14 228 (33.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 225 (32.70%) ITIL
16 213 (30.96%) Windows Server 2008
17 190 (27.62%) DHCP
18 183 (26.60%) Firewall
19 171 (24.85%) Data Centre
20 167 (24.27%) Finance
21 162 (23.55%) SQL
22 152 (22.09%) MS Exchange
23 148 (21.51%) SQL Server
24 141 (20.49%) Citrix
25 135 (19.62%) Cisco
26 128 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
27 112 (16.28%) SAN
28 111 (16.13%) Windows 10
29 108 (15.70%) Problem-Solving
30 101 (14.68%) 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
1 152 (22.09%) MS Exchange
2 57 (8.28%) IIS
3 51 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 50 (7.27%) SharePoint
5 49 (7.12%) Exchange Server 2013
6 47 (6.83%) Skype for Business
7 25 (3.63%) Apache
7 25 (3.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 21 (3.05%) Tomcat
9 14 (2.03%) CMS
9 14 (2.03%) JBoss
10 13 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (1.74%) nginx
11 12 (1.74%) OpenStack
12 11 (1.60%) WordPress
13 5 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.73%) Confluence
13 5 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
14 4 (0.58%) IBM Domino
14 4 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 47 (6.83%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (4.65%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.29%) Epicor Tropos
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 261 (37.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 231 (33.58%) Office 365
3 95 (13.81%) Amazon AWS
4 71 (10.32%) SaaS
5 51 (7.41%) IaaS
6 37 (5.38%) Azure Active Directory
7 26 (3.78%) PaaS
8 20 (2.91%) Mimecast
9 11 (1.60%) CloudFront
9 11 (1.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 10 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.73%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.44%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.29%) Cloudflare
14 2 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
15 1 (0.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
15 1 (0.15%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 292 (42.44%) DNS
2 190 (27.62%) DHCP
3 183 (26.60%) Firewall
4 112 (16.28%) SAN
5 71 (10.32%) Skype
6 67 (9.74%) TCP/IP
7 58 (8.43%) LAN
7 58 (8.43%) WAN
8 46 (6.69%) NetScaler
9 32 (4.65%) iSCSI
10 31 (4.51%) Internet
11 30 (4.36%) VLAN
12 28 (4.07%) Unified Communications
13 27 (3.92%) VPN
14 25 (3.63%) Intrusion Detection
15 20 (2.91%) Fibre Channel
15 20 (2.91%) Software-Defined Networking
16 17 (2.47%) SNMP
16 17 (2.47%) SSL
17 15 (2.18%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (21.51%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.05%) Amazon RDS
3 15 (2.18%) MySQL
3 15 (2.18%) SQL Server 2016
4 11 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (1.02%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (0.58%) MS Access
6 4 (0.58%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.58%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.44%) Power BI
7 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.29%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.15%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 11 (1.60%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.45%) PEAR
3 6 (0.87%) MSI
3 6 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (0.73%) Metasploit
4 5 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.73%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (0.58%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.58%) Maven
6 3 (0.44%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.29%) JIRA
8 1 (0.15%) AdminStudio
General
1 167 (24.27%) Finance
2 28 (4.07%) Retail
3 26 (3.78%) Banking
4 14 (2.03%) Legal
5 13 (1.89%) Publishing
5 13 (1.89%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.45%) Aerospace
6 10 (1.45%) Electronics
6 10 (1.45%) Law
7 8 (1.16%) Advertising
7 8 (1.16%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.73%) Automotive
8 5 (0.73%) Back Office
9 3 (0.44%) Billing
9 3 (0.44%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.29%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.29%) Marketing
11 1 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 189 (27.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 74 (10.76%) Architect
3 59 (8.58%) Windows Engineer
4 57 (8.28%) Analyst
5 56 (8.14%) Support Engineer
6 51 (7.41%) Exchange Engineer
6 51 (7.41%) Server Engineer
7 43 (6.25%) Administrator
8 42 (6.10%) Systems Engineer
8 42 (6.10%) Windows Server Engineer
9 39 (5.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 34 (4.94%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
11 32 (4.65%) Wintel Engineer
12 30 (4.36%) 3rd Line Support
13 27 (3.92%) DBA
13 27 (3.92%) Infrastructure Architect
13 27 (3.92%) Technical Leader
14 25 (3.63%) VMware Engineer
15 24 (3.49%) SQL DBA
16 22 (3.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (4.36%) Web Services
2 28 (4.07%) .NET
3 24 (3.49%) Middleware
4 17 (2.47%) LDAP
5 9 (1.31%) HTML
6 8 (1.16%) XML
7 5 (0.73%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.73%) CSS
7 5 (0.73%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (0.73%) Regular Expression
8 4 (0.58%) Apache CXF
8 4 (0.58%) JMS
8 4 (0.58%) MSMQ
8 4 (0.58%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (0.58%) RESTful
8 4 (0.58%) SOAP
8 4 (0.58%) WCF
8 4 (0.58%) XSD
9 3 (0.44%) Ajax
10 2 (0.29%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 171 (24.85%) Data Centre
2 87 (12.65%) PKI
3 74 (10.76%) Management Information System
4 66 (9.59%) Clustering
5 52 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
5 52 (7.56%) Self-Motivation
6 43 (6.25%) Replication
7 32 (4.65%) Public Cloud
8 31 (4.51%) Hybrid Cloud
9 22 (3.20%) Blackberry
9 22 (3.20%) Private Cloud
10 15 (2.18%) Enterprise Storage
11 13 (1.89%) Fat Client
11 13 (1.89%) Thin Client
12 11 (1.60%) EMC VNX
12 11 (1.60%) Hedge funds
13 8 (1.16%) BYOD
14 7 (1.02%) e-Health
15 5 (0.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 5 (0.73%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 558 (81.10%) Windows
2 420 (61.05%) Windows Server
3 246 (35.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 213 (30.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 111 (16.13%) Windows 10
6 80 (11.63%) Linux
7 61 (8.87%) Windows 7
8 35 (5.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 27 (3.92%) Unix
10 20 (2.91%) Windows 8
11 11 (1.60%) Solaris
12 10 (1.45%) Windows XP
13 7 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.87%) CentOS
15 5 (0.73%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.58%) Android
17 3 (0.44%) AIX
17 3 (0.44%) Mac OS X
18 2 (0.29%) Mac OS
18 2 (0.29%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (33.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 225 (32.70%) ITIL
3 128 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
4 108 (15.70%) Problem-Solving
5 86 (12.50%) DevOps
6 73 (10.61%) Service Management
6 73 (10.61%) Technical Architecture
7 70 (10.17%) Scrum
8 64 (9.30%) High Availability
9 62 (9.01%) Migration
10 59 (8.58%) Project Management
11 57 (8.28%) Systems Engineering
12 56 (8.14%) Configuration Management
12 56 (8.14%) Continuous Improvement
12 56 (8.14%) Disaster Recovery
13 51 (7.41%) Data Protection
13 51 (7.41%) Problem Management
13 51 (7.41%) Service Delivery
14 50 (7.27%) Root Cause Analysis
15 43 (6.25%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 314 (45.64%) PowerShell
2 162 (23.55%) SQL
3 30 (4.36%) Java
4 23 (3.34%) T-SQL
5 21 (3.05%) Python
6 20 (2.91%) VBScript
7 13 (1.89%) C#
8 9 (1.31%) C
8 9 (1.31%) VB
9 5 (0.73%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.58%) XPath
11 3 (0.44%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.44%) C++
11 3 (0.44%) Perl
11 3 (0.44%) PHP
12 2 (0.29%) R
12 2 (0.29%) Ruby
13 1 (0.15%) Go
13 1 (0.15%) Groovy
13 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 76 (11.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 66 (9.59%) Security Cleared
3 64 (9.30%) MCSE
4 52 (7.56%) SC Cleared
5 44 (6.40%) Degree
6 40 (5.81%) ITIL Certification
6 40 (5.81%) MCSA
7 33 (4.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 30 (4.36%) DV Cleared
9 20 (2.91%) TOGAF Certification
10 14 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (1.74%) Citrix Certification
12 10 (1.45%) CCA
12 10 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
12 10 (1.45%) MCITP
13 7 (1.02%) CCNP
14 6 (0.87%) CCNA
15 4 (0.58%) MCTS
16 3 (0.44%) JNCIP
16 3 (0.44%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (8.43%) SLA
2 29 (4.22%) GDPR
3 26 (3.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (2.91%) Cyber Essentials
5 14 (2.03%) HIPAA
5 14 (2.03%) PCI DSS
6 8 (1.16%) PMO
7 5 (0.73%) QA
8 3 (0.44%) COBIT
9 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 514 (74.71%) Active Directory
2 255 (37.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 236 (34.30%) Hyper-V
4 101 (14.68%) vSphere
5 77 (11.19%) XenApp
6 65 (9.45%) XenDesktop
7 58 (8.43%) VMware ESXi
8 51 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
9 37 (5.38%) Virtual Servers
10 31 (4.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 29 (4.22%) Virtual Desktop
12 28 (4.07%) BitLocker
13 21 (3.05%) DFS Replication
14 12 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
15 11 (1.60%) XenServer
16 6 (0.87%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 6 (0.87%) Terminal Services
17 5 (0.73%) KVM
18 4 (0.58%) VMware NSX
18 4 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 441 (64.10%) SCCM
2 76 (11.05%) Puppet
3 74 (10.76%) Opscode Chef
4 48 (6.98%) SCVMM
5 45 (6.54%) Ansible
5 45 (6.54%) Nagios
6 42 (6.10%) WSUS
7 38 (5.52%) SCOrch
8 37 (5.38%) vCenter Server
9 29 (4.22%) Microsoft Clustering
10 28 (4.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 27 (3.92%) Microsoft Intune
12 26 (3.78%) vRealize
13 24 (3.49%) SCSM
14 22 (3.20%) NetBackup
15 20 (2.91%) EMC NetWorker
16 18 (2.62%) Backup Exec
17 17 (2.47%) Single Sign-On
18 16 (2.33%) PowerCLI
19 14 (2.03%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 465 (67.59%) Microsoft
2 381 (55.38%) VMware
3 141 (20.49%) Citrix
4 135 (19.62%) Cisco
5 94 (13.66%) HP
6 84 (12.21%) SolarWinds
7 66 (9.59%) CommVault
8 58 (8.43%) Splunk
9 51 (7.41%) Oracle
10 50 (7.27%) EMC
11 49 (7.12%) ServiceNow
12 48 (6.98%) NetApp
13 46 (6.69%) Dell
14 43 (6.25%) Juniper
15 37 (5.38%) McAfee
16 32 (4.65%) 3PAR
16 32 (4.65%) Riverbed
17 27 (3.92%) Veeam
18 21 (3.05%) Symantec
19 19 (2.76%) Veritas