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

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 502 422 424
Rank change year-on-year -80 +2  
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 402 705 755
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.68% 0.67%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.50% 8.10% 8.86%
Number of salaries quoted 332 543 593
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 7308 8699 8520
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.47% 8.36% 7.57%
Number of salaries quoted 5858 7036 6764
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +1.01%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  

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 25 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 25 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 -77 381 £45,000 +2.27% 47
London -39 117 £52,500 -2.77% 6
South East +36 63 £55,000 +30.95% 12
East Midlands -5 51 £42,500 +13.33% 4
West Midlands +24 45 £50,000 +35.13% 11
Yorkshire +17 43 £40,500 -4.70% 3
West Yorkshire +13 38 £40,500 -4.70% 3
Birmingham +6 34 £50,000 -20.00% 2
East of England -5 34 £50,000 +13.63% 2
Oxfordshire +23 32 £60,000 +84.61% 4
Nottingham +20 25 £42,500 +32.81% 3
Nottinghamshire +13 25 £42,500 +32.81% 3
City of London +22 21 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Northamptonshire +1 19 £42,500 +10.38%
North West -23 18 £42,500 -22.72% 3
Leeds +17 17 £38,750 -8.82% 1
Berkshire +20 16 £39,750 -11.66% 4
Oxford 0 16 £55,000 +69.23% 3
Essex +16 15 £50,750 +45.00% 1
Bradford +11 13 £44,000 +3.52% 2
Northampton -3 12 £30,000 -21.05%
Scotland -5 12 £65,000 +85.71%
South West -25 12 £35,047 +1.58% 5
Surrey +46 11 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Bedfordshire +14 8 £55,000 +10.00%
Coventry - 8 £45,500 - 8
Hertfordshire +10 7 £36,000 -28.00% 1
Edinburgh +3 7 £72,500 +113.23%
Colchester -5 7 £49,500 +41.42%
Reading +23 6 £45,000 -10.00% 3

For the 6 months to 25 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.

1 656 (77.27%) Windows
2 555 (65.37%) Microsoft
3 542 (63.84%) Active Directory
4 524 (61.72%) SCCM
5 500 (58.89%) Windows Server
6 407 (47.94%) VMware
7 311 (36.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 301 (35.45%) ITIL
9 268 (31.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 255 (30.04%) Hyper-V
11 252 (29.68%) PowerShell
12 246 (28.98%) DNS
12 246 (28.98%) Microsoft Azure
13 213 (25.09%) MS Exchange
14 210 (24.73%) Windows Server 2008
15 209 (24.62%) SQL
16 202 (23.79%) Office 365
17 192 (22.61%) SQL Server
18 187 (22.03%) DHCP
18 187 (22.03%) Citrix
19 176 (20.73%) Data Centre
20 175 (20.61%) SAN
21 172 (20.26%) Cisco
22 151 (17.79%) Linux
23 148 (17.43%) HP
23 148 (17.43%) Microsoft Certification
24 137 (16.14%) Firewall
25 134 (15.78%) vSphere
26 131 (15.43%) Finance
27 130 (15.31%) Skype for Business

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 (25.09%) MS Exchange
2 130 (15.31%) Skype for Business
3 119 (14.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 73 (8.60%) IIS
5 67 (7.89%) SharePoint
6 64 (7.54%) Exchange Server 2013
7 39 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (1.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 15 (1.77%) SharePoint 2013
9 14 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.59%) JBoss
12 3 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.24%) Apache
13 2 (0.24%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.24%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.12%) CMS
14 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
14 1 (0.12%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 49 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.18%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (1.53%) assyst
2 5 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.59%) Northgate Housing
3 4 (0.47%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.24%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 2 (0.24%) Eikon
4 2 (0.24%) Workfront
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.12%) Exstream
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.12%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 246 (28.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 202 (23.79%) Office 365
3 121 (14.25%) Amazon AWS
4 78 (9.19%) IaaS
5 56 (6.60%) PaaS
6 27 (3.18%) Azure Active Directory
7 23 (2.71%) SaaS
8 9 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.82%) Mimecast
9 7 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.71%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.59%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.47%) Akamai
13 3 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.35%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
15 1 (0.12%) Fastly
Communications & Networking
1 246 (28.98%) DNS
2 187 (22.03%) DHCP
3 175 (20.61%) SAN
4 137 (16.14%) Firewall
5 76 (8.95%) LAN
6 71 (8.36%) Skype
7 64 (7.54%) WAN
8 61 (7.18%) LDAP
9 57 (6.71%) Kerberos
10 37 (4.36%) iSCSI
11 36 (4.24%) PBX
12 35 (4.12%) TCP/IP
13 34 (4.00%) VPN
14 33 (3.89%) PSTN
15 32 (3.77%) Network Security
16 28 (3.30%) MPLS
17 27 (3.18%) Fibre Channel
18 23 (2.71%) VoIP
19 20 (2.36%) NetScaler
19 20 (2.36%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (22.61%) SQL Server
2 43 (5.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (3.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 30 (3.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (1.53%) SQL Server 2014
7 9 (1.06%) MySQL
7 9 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.71%) 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 10 (1.18%) Jenkins
1 10 (1.18%) 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 (0.24%) Ant
6 1 (0.12%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.12%) Selenium
General
1 131 (15.43%) Finance
2 28 (3.30%) Banking
3 26 (3.06%) Law
4 25 (2.94%) Retail
5 23 (2.71%) Back Office
6 19 (2.24%) Publishing
7 17 (2.00%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.65%) Financial Institution
8 14 (1.65%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.41%) Games
10 10 (1.18%) Investment Banking
10 10 (1.18%) Marketing
11 5 (0.59%) Advertising
12 4 (0.47%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.47%) Legal
13 3 (0.35%) Electronics
13 3 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.24%) Local Government
15 1 (0.12%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 138 (16.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 106 (12.49%) Windows Engineer
3 105 (12.37%) Analyst
4 100 (11.78%) Systems Engineer
5 83 (9.78%) Administrator
6 62 (7.30%) Server Engineer
7 55 (6.48%) Systems Administrator
8 48 (5.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 48 (5.65%) Support Engineer
9 44 (5.18%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 42 (4.95%) Support Analyst
11 41 (4.83%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 40 (4.71%) SCCM Engineer
13 39 (4.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 39 (4.59%) Senior Windows Engineer
14 38 (4.48%) Wintel Engineer
15 37 (4.36%) VMware Engineer
16 34 (4.00%) Windows Administrator
17 32 (3.77%) Architect
18 31 (3.65%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.83%) .NET
2 20 (2.36%) Web Services
3 14 (1.65%) 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 (0.24%) 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
1 176 (20.73%) Data Centre
2 79 (9.31%) Clustering
3 66 (7.77%) PKI
4 58 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (4.83%) Management Information System
6 36 (4.24%) Computer Science
7 25 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
8 22 (2.59%) CMDB
9 18 (2.12%) Replication
10 16 (1.88%) Blackberry
10 16 (1.88%) HP StoreVirtual
11 14 (1.65%) Private Cloud
12 13 (1.53%) Enterprise Storage
13 12 (1.41%) HP Storage
14 9 (1.06%) EMC VNX
14 9 (1.06%) Public Cloud
15 8 (0.94%) CCTV
15 8 (0.94%) Fat Client
15 8 (0.94%) FlexPod
15 8 (0.94%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 656 (77.27%) Windows
2 500 (58.89%) Windows Server
3 311 (36.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 210 (24.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 151 (17.79%) Linux
6 67 (7.89%) Unix
7 55 (6.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 40 (4.71%) Windows 7
9 27 (3.18%) Windows 10
10 26 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 25 (2.94%) Mac OS X
12 16 (1.88%) Solaris
13 8 (0.94%) AIX
13 8 (0.94%) CentOS
14 7 (0.82%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.59%) HPUX
16 3 (0.35%) VMS
16 3 (0.35%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.24%) Android
17 2 (0.24%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (35.45%) ITIL
2 84 (9.89%) Service Delivery
3 61 (7.18%) Identity Management
4 57 (6.71%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (6.48%) Migration
6 53 (6.24%) Problem Management
7 51 (6.01%) Continuous Improvement
7 51 (6.01%) Service Management
8 49 (5.77%) Capacity Management
9 47 (5.54%) Change Management
10 42 (4.95%) Configuration Management
10 42 (4.95%) Project Management
11 41 (4.83%) ITIL V3
12 37 (4.36%) DevOps
12 37 (4.36%) Disaster Recovery
12 37 (4.36%) Patch Management
13 35 (4.12%) Kalman Filter
14 34 (4.00%) High Availability
14 34 (4.00%) Server Building
15 32 (3.77%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 252 (29.68%) PowerShell
2 209 (24.62%) SQL
3 37 (4.36%) VB
4 22 (2.59%) T-SQL
5 18 (2.12%) C#
6 16 (1.88%) Java
7 6 (0.71%) Korn
8 5 (0.59%) Perl
9 4 (0.47%) C
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 (0.24%) C++
12 1 (0.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 148 (17.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 109 (12.84%) MCSE
3 66 (7.77%) Degree
4 54 (6.36%) MCITP
5 49 (5.77%) Security Cleared
6 40 (4.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 38 (4.48%) MCSA
8 36 (4.24%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (2.59%) CCNA
10 20 (2.36%) Citrix Certification
11 18 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
11 18 (2.12%) SC Cleared
12 17 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
12 17 (2.00%) LPIC
13 16 (1.88%) MCP
14 15 (1.77%) CCNP
15 12 (1.41%) CEH
16 10 (1.18%) CCIE
16 10 (1.18%) CISSP
16 10 (1.18%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (8.36%) SLA
2 17 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 13 (1.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.94%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.59%) PMO
7 4 (0.47%) SSAE 16
8 2 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.24%) EMIR
8 2 (0.24%) MiFID
8 2 (0.24%) QA
9 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.12%) GCP
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 542 (63.84%) Active Directory
2 268 (31.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 255 (30.04%) Hyper-V
4 134 (15.78%) vSphere
5 103 (12.13%) XenApp
6 67 (7.89%) VMware ESXi
7 49 (5.77%) XenDesktop
8 27 (3.18%) Terminal Services
9 26 (3.06%) VMware ESX
10 21 (2.47%) Firmware
11 14 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
12 13 (1.53%) OpenSIPS
13 11 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
14 10 (1.18%) Forefront TMG
14 10 (1.18%) ISA Server
14 10 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
15 9 (1.06%) VMware Workstation
16 8 (0.94%) XenServer
17 7 (0.82%) vCloud
18 6 (0.71%) KVM
Systems Management
1 524 (61.72%) SCCM
2 58 (6.83%) NetBackup
3 57 (6.71%) SCVMM
4 43 (5.06%) Nagios
5 42 (4.95%) WSUS
6 33 (3.89%) SCOrch
7 32 (3.77%) SCSM
8 28 (3.30%) Tivoli
9 27 (3.18%) Backup Exec
10 26 (3.06%) Puppet
11 24 (2.83%) Microsoft Clustering
12 22 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
13 19 (2.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 17 (2.00%) Failover Clustering
15 16 (1.88%) OpenView
16 14 (1.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 12 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
17 12 (1.41%) vCenter Server
18 11 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
18 11 (1.30%) Netcool
Vendors
1 555 (65.37%) Microsoft
2 407 (47.94%) VMware
3 187 (22.03%) Citrix
4 172 (20.26%) Cisco
5 148 (17.43%) HP
6 88 (10.37%) NetApp
7 83 (9.78%) SolarWinds
8 53 (6.24%) Red Hat
9 40 (4.71%) IBM
10 38 (4.48%) 3PAR
10 38 (4.48%) Dell
10 38 (4.48%) Oracle
11 35 (4.12%) F5
12 34 (4.00%) EMC
13 32 (3.77%) Juniper
14 31 (3.65%) Symantec
15 26 (3.06%) Palo Alto
16 22 (2.59%) Veeam
17 21 (2.47%) Intel Security
17 21 (2.47%) SonicWALL
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Car or Allowance + Bonus
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Leicester, Leicestershire
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Salary: £35k per year
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Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 15% Bonus + Great Benefits
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Salary: £40k - 45k per year
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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EMBS Ltd
Salary: £20k - 28.5k per year + Bens
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum + 15% Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + benefits
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
EMBS Ltd
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Gloucester, Gloucestershire
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Salary: £35,000 per annum + on-call allowance + Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + £5,000 on-call bonus + 10% bonus + Great Ben
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Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + £5,000 on-call bonus + 10% bonus + Great Ben
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