Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 586 526 452
Rank change year-on-year -60 -74 +10
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 721 902 1,319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.51% 0.66%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.08% 5.72% 7.47%
Number of salaries quoted 561 714 1,049
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £34,254 £31,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £69,700 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 17,666 15,778 17,664
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.42% 8.91% 8.90%
Number of salaries quoted 14,039 12,750 14,350
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 £30,620 £31,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -60 674 £50,000 +9.89% 60
UK excluding London -44 481 £45,000 - 42
London -11 228 £52,500 - 20
South East +45 202 £45,000 -5.26% 14
North of England -19 87 £41,500 +2.47% 7
Midlands -73 66 £45,000 - 8
South West +6 59 £55,000 +29.41% 7
East Midlands +5 44 £45,000 +5.88% 1
North West +14 42 £52,621 +16.93% 4
Yorkshire -14 39 £40,000 +1.27% 3
East of England -19 31 £45,000 -5.26% 4
West Midlands -62 22 £47,500 -5.00% 7
Wales +11 15 £42,500 +6.25%
Scotland -36 13 £50,000 -13.04% 2
Northern Ireland +13 11 £24,500 -24.62%
North East -15 6 £52,500 +46.85%

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 560 (77.67%) Windows
2 504 (69.90%) Active Directory
3 471 (65.33%) SCCM
4 455 (63.11%) Microsoft
5 447 (62.00%) Windows Server
6 416 (57.70%) VMware
7 284 (39.39%) Microsoft Azure
8 268 (37.17%) PowerShell
9 258 (35.78%) VMware Infrastructure
10 242 (33.56%) Hyper-V
11 236 (32.73%) Windows Server 2012
12 227 (31.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 221 (30.65%) Office 365
14 214 (29.68%) ITIL
15 201 (27.88%) SQL Server
16 191 (26.49%) DNS
17 188 (26.07%) SQL
18 167 (23.16%) Firewall
19 160 (22.19%) DHCP
20 154 (21.36%) Amazon AWS
21 151 (20.94%) Windows Server 2008
22 140 (19.42%) SolarWinds
23 135 (18.72%) SAN
24 133 (18.45%) Cisco
25 129 (17.89%) Finance
26 126 (17.48%) MS Exchange
27 121 (16.78%) Linux
28 114 (15.81%) Citrix
29 112 (15.53%) vSphere
30 101 (14.01%) Data Centre

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
1 126 (17.48%) MS Exchange
2 83 (11.51%) IIS
3 67 (9.29%) Skype for Business
4 60 (8.32%) SharePoint
5 58 (8.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 44 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2010
7 25 (3.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 25 (3.47%) JBoss
8 24 (3.33%) Apache
9 18 (2.50%) WebLogic
9 18 (2.50%) WebSphere
10 10 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
11 9 (1.25%) CMS
11 9 (1.25%) nginx
11 9 (1.25%) WordPress
12 8 (1.11%) OpenStack
13 7 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
14 5 (0.69%) Confluence
15 4 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 45 (6.24%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (3.05%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 284 (39.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 221 (30.65%) Office 365
3 154 (21.36%) Amazon AWS
4 39 (5.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 35 (4.85%) IaaS
6 30 (4.16%) SaaS
7 24 (3.33%) PaaS
8 11 (1.53%) Mimecast
9 10 (1.39%) CloudFront
9 10 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 9 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 7 (0.97%) Cloudflare
11 7 (0.97%) OpenShift
12 6 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.55%) Yammer
14 3 (0.42%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
15 2 (0.28%) Force.com
15 2 (0.28%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 191 (26.49%) DNS
2 167 (23.16%) Firewall
3 160 (22.19%) DHCP
4 135 (18.72%) SAN
5 76 (10.54%) TCP/IP
6 65 (9.02%) LAN
6 65 (9.02%) WAN
7 40 (5.55%) Skype
8 39 (5.41%) Intrusion Detection
9 36 (4.99%) NetScaler
10 29 (4.02%) VPN
11 28 (3.88%) Unified Communications
12 27 (3.74%) VSAN
13 24 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
14 22 (3.05%) Network Security
15 20 (2.77%) Software-Defined Networking
16 17 (2.36%) Internet
16 17 (2.36%) Wireshark
17 16 (2.22%) Reverse Proxy
18 13 (1.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (27.88%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.91%) SQL Server 2000
3 16 (2.22%) MySQL
3 16 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (1.94%) Amazon RDS
4 14 (1.94%) SQL Server 2016
5 11 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (1.39%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (0.55%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.55%) Redis
10 2 (0.28%) Big Data
10 2 (0.28%) InterSystems Cache
10 2 (0.28%) MS Access
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (1.53%) JIRA
2 10 (1.39%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (1.25%) PEAR
4 8 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (0.69%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.69%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.42%) MSI
6 3 (0.42%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.28%) Ant
7 2 (0.28%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.14%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.14%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.14%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 129 (17.89%) Finance
2 38 (5.27%) Retail
3 36 (4.99%) Banking
4 20 (2.77%) Legal
5 17 (2.36%) Publishing
6 16 (2.22%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.80%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.53%) Back Office
9 9 (1.25%) Aerospace
9 9 (1.25%) Automotive
9 9 (1.25%) Law
10 7 (0.97%) Marketing
11 4 (0.55%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.42%) Advertising
12 3 (0.42%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.42%) Local Government
13 2 (0.28%) Electronics
14 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.14%) French Language
14 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 197 (27.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 89 (12.34%) Analyst
3 76 (10.54%) Administrator
4 69 (9.57%) Architect
5 55 (7.63%) Windows Engineer
6 53 (7.35%) Support Engineer
7 45 (6.24%) Server Engineer
8 42 (5.83%) Support Analyst
9 40 (5.55%) DBA
10 38 (5.27%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 38 (5.27%) Systems Engineer
10 38 (5.27%) VMware Engineer
11 35 (4.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 35 (4.85%) Monitoring Analyst
12 34 (4.72%) SQL DBA
12 34 (4.72%) Wintel Engineer
13 32 (4.44%) Windows Server Engineer
14 30 (4.16%) Infrastructure Support
14 30 (4.16%) Systems Administrator
15 29 (4.02%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (6.52%) Web Services
2 33 (4.58%) .NET
3 28 (3.88%) Middleware
4 18 (2.50%) HTML
5 16 (2.22%) LDAP
6 14 (1.94%) CSS
7 12 (1.66%) Ajax
8 10 (1.39%) .NET Framework
8 10 (1.39%) JSON
9 9 (1.25%) XML
10 8 (1.11%) WebSphere MQ
11 6 (0.83%) JMS
11 6 (0.83%) XSD
12 5 (0.69%) REST
13 3 (0.42%) ASP.NET
14 2 (0.28%) Elastic Stack
14 2 (0.28%) J2EE
14 2 (0.28%) J2SE
14 2 (0.28%) SOAP
14 2 (0.28%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 101 (14.01%) Data Centre
2 71 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
3 65 (9.02%) Clustering
4 58 (8.04%) Management Information System
5 42 (5.83%) Self-Motivation
6 40 (5.55%) Hybrid Cloud
7 32 (4.44%) Public Cloud
8 30 (4.16%) Replication
9 28 (3.88%) PKI
10 22 (3.05%) Blackberry
10 22 (3.05%) Private Cloud
11 18 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
12 15 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 11 (1.53%) Fat Client
13 11 (1.53%) Thin Client
14 7 (0.97%) Computer Science
14 7 (0.97%) Driving Licence
15 6 (0.83%) EMC VMAX
15 6 (0.83%) EMC VNX
15 6 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 560 (77.67%) Windows
2 447 (62.00%) Windows Server
3 236 (32.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 151 (20.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 121 (16.78%) Linux
6 76 (10.54%) Windows 10
7 50 (6.93%) Windows 7
8 25 (3.47%) Unix
8 25 (3.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (2.36%) Solaris
10 16 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (1.94%) Windows 8
12 10 (1.39%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.69%) Android
13 5 (0.69%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.42%) CentOS
14 3 (0.42%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.28%) HPUX
15 2 (0.28%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (31.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 214 (29.68%) ITIL
3 72 (9.99%) Problem Management
4 58 (8.04%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (7.77%) Problem-Solving
6 53 (7.35%) Service Delivery
7 52 (7.21%) Project Management
8 51 (7.07%) Migration
9 50 (6.93%) DevOps
9 50 (6.93%) Service Management
10 48 (6.66%) ITIL V3
11 47 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
11 47 (6.52%) High Availability
12 41 (5.69%) Asset Management
13 39 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
14 37 (5.13%) PRINCE2
14 37 (5.13%) Technical Architecture
15 35 (4.85%) Change Management
15 35 (4.85%) ITSM
15 35 (4.85%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 268 (37.17%) PowerShell
2 188 (26.07%) SQL
3 27 (3.74%) Java
4 24 (3.33%) T-SQL
5 19 (2.64%) Python
6 17 (2.36%) JavaScript
7 15 (2.08%) C#
8 11 (1.53%) Shell Script
9 10 (1.39%) VBScript
10 9 (1.25%) C
11 7 (0.97%) Bash Shell
12 6 (0.83%) XPath
13 5 (0.69%) Perl
13 5 (0.69%) VB
14 3 (0.42%) C++
14 3 (0.42%) Ruby
15 2 (0.28%) Apex Code
15 2 (0.28%) SOQL
15 2 (0.28%) SOSL
16 1 (0.14%) Go
Qualifications
1 100 (13.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 89 (12.34%) Security Cleared
3 66 (9.15%) MCSE
4 54 (7.49%) SC Cleared
5 49 (6.80%) Degree
6 44 (6.10%) MCSA
7 40 (5.55%) Cisco Certification
7 40 (5.55%) DV Cleared
8 30 (4.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 24 (3.33%) CCNA
10 20 (2.77%) MCITP
10 20 (2.77%) TOGAF Certification
11 18 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
12 17 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
13 16 (2.22%) CCA
14 15 (2.08%) CCNP
15 9 (1.25%) MCP
16 5 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
16 5 (0.69%) HNC
17 3 (0.42%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.91%) SLA
2 16 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.83%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.83%) QA
4 5 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.55%) GDPR
5 4 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.42%) COSHH
7 2 (0.28%) PMO
7 2 (0.28%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 504 (69.90%) Active Directory
2 258 (35.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 242 (33.56%) Hyper-V
4 112 (15.53%) vSphere
5 68 (9.43%) XenApp
6 67 (9.29%) VMware ESXi
7 39 (5.41%) Virtual Desktop
8 36 (4.99%) Virtual Servers
9 32 (4.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 30 (4.16%) Microsoft App-V
11 28 (3.88%) XenDesktop
12 18 (2.50%) BitLocker
13 17 (2.36%) VMware Workstation
14 15 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
15 14 (1.94%) XenServer
16 13 (1.80%) ProxySG
16 13 (1.80%) Terminal Services
17 8 (1.11%) Forefront TMG
18 7 (0.97%) VMware Server
19 3 (0.42%) Docker
Systems Management
1 471 (65.33%) SCCM
2 64 (8.88%) SCVMM
3 58 (8.04%) SCOrch
4 36 (4.99%) SCSM
5 32 (4.44%) Failover Clustering
5 32 (4.44%) WSUS
6 29 (4.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 29 (4.02%) Puppet
6 29 (4.02%) vRealize
7 28 (3.88%) Opscode Chef
8 24 (3.33%) NetBackup
8 24 (3.33%) vCenter Server
9 23 (3.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 21 (2.91%) Nagios
11 18 (2.50%) Microsoft Clustering
12 17 (2.36%) McAfee ePO
13 16 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
14 15 (2.08%) Ansible
15 13 (1.80%) EMC NetWorker
16 11 (1.53%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 455 (63.11%) Microsoft
2 416 (57.70%) VMware
3 140 (19.42%) SolarWinds
4 133 (18.45%) Cisco
5 114 (15.81%) Citrix
6 78 (10.82%) HP
7 62 (8.60%) CommVault
8 56 (7.77%) Oracle
9 52 (7.21%) McAfee
10 51 (7.07%) ServiceNow
11 47 (6.52%) EMC
12 46 (6.38%) NetApp
13 41 (5.69%) Riverbed
14 38 (5.27%) Veeam
15 35 (4.85%) Dell
16 31 (4.30%) Juniper
17 22 (3.05%) Sophos
18 21 (2.91%) 3PAR
19 20 (2.77%) Red Hat
20 19 (2.64%) Splunk