Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 557 524 467
Rank change year-on-year -33 -57 -52
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 820 864 1,286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.50% 0.63%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.69% 5.75% 7.47%
Number of salaries quoted 619 741 1,068
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.15% +9.41% -5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £67,325
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £44,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.74% +11.25% -

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 17,482 15,018 17,211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 9.86% 8.77% 8.47%
Number of salaries quoted 13,890 12,156 13,921
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,750 £30,061
90th Percentile £84,750 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 -53 750 £50,000 +8.70% 66
UK excluding London -41 559 £41,500 -6.74% 42
London -8 243 £52,500 -4.55% 27
South East +24 186 £50,000 -4.76% 12
North of England -22 147 £40,000 - 11
Yorkshire +10 92 £40,000 - 7
Midlands -97 76 £47,500 +7.95% 7
South West +8 52 £37,500 +4.69% 8
North West -10 51 £45,000 +5.88% 4
East Midlands -39 48 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Scotland -12 45 £37,500 -25.00%
East of England -54 34 £52,500 +10.53% 1
West Midlands -55 28 £47,500 - 2
Northern Ireland - 12 £24,500 - 1
Wales - 7 £40,210 - 2
North East -22 4 £52,500 +39.07%

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 677 (82.56%) Windows
2 617 (75.24%) SCCM
3 568 (69.27%) Active Directory
4 546 (66.59%) Microsoft
5 544 (66.34%) Windows Server
6 474 (57.80%) VMware
7 309 (37.68%) Microsoft Azure
8 281 (34.27%) Hyper-V
9 277 (33.78%) VMware Infrastructure
10 274 (33.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 261 (31.83%) PowerShell
12 260 (31.71%) ITIL
13 231 (28.17%) SQL Server
14 191 (23.29%) Windows Server 2008
15 190 (23.17%) Office 365
16 180 (21.95%) DNS
17 179 (21.83%) SQL
18 168 (20.49%) Firewall
19 158 (19.27%) Citrix
20 150 (18.29%) SAN
21 146 (17.80%) DHCP
22 144 (17.56%) Cisco
23 127 (15.49%) Microsoft Certification
24 126 (15.37%) Finance
25 117 (14.27%) MS Exchange
26 115 (14.02%) Linux
27 114 (13.90%) Data Centre
28 110 (13.41%) vSphere
29 109 (13.29%) Amazon AWS
30 105 (12.80%) Security Cleared

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
1 117 (14.27%) MS Exchange
2 96 (11.71%) IIS
3 86 (10.49%) Skype for Business
4 82 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 68 (8.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 59 (7.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 29 (3.54%) WebSphere
8 28 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2007
8 28 (3.41%) WebLogic
9 22 (2.68%) Apache
10 21 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
11 20 (2.44%) JBoss
12 11 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 8 (0.98%) Confluence
14 6 (0.73%) CMS
14 6 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
15 4 (0.49%) Tomcat
16 3 (0.37%) EPiServer
16 3 (0.37%) GroupWise
16 3 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 61 (7.44%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.37%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.12%) Abaqus
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.24%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 309 (37.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 190 (23.17%) Office 365
3 109 (13.29%) Amazon AWS
4 59 (7.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 52 (6.34%) IaaS
6 37 (4.51%) PaaS
7 14 (1.71%) SaaS
8 12 (1.46%) Mimecast
9 7 (0.85%) Yammer
10 5 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.61%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.37%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 2 (0.24%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.24%) Force.com
13 2 (0.24%) GitHub
13 2 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 180 (21.95%) DNS
2 168 (20.49%) Firewall
3 150 (18.29%) SAN
4 146 (17.80%) DHCP
5 76 (9.27%) TCP/IP
6 53 (6.46%) LAN
7 52 (6.34%) Skype
7 52 (6.34%) WAN
8 49 (5.98%) VPN
9 40 (4.88%) Network Security
10 38 (4.63%) Intrusion Detection
11 34 (4.15%) NetScaler
12 30 (3.66%) Remote Desktop
13 29 (3.54%) Wireshark
14 28 (3.41%) VLAN
15 26 (3.17%) VoIP
16 25 (3.05%) VSAN
17 20 (2.44%) iSCSI
18 19 (2.32%) Kerberos
19 18 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (28.17%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (2.68%) SQL Server 2016
4 21 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (1.71%) SQL Server 2000
7 13 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
8 9 (1.10%) DB2
9 8 (0.98%) Relational Database
9 8 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.49%) Power BI
12 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.24%) Cosmos DB
13 2 (0.24%) InterSystems Cache
13 2 (0.24%) MySQL
13 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (1.22%) Git (software)
3 8 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (0.73%) JIRA
4 6 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (0.61%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.37%) Ant
6 3 (0.37%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.37%) MSI
6 3 (0.37%) Psake
7 2 (0.24%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.24%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.12%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 126 (15.37%) Finance
2 40 (4.88%) Retail
3 30 (3.66%) Banking
4 27 (3.29%) Legal
5 26 (3.17%) Telecoms
6 23 (2.80%) Law
7 20 (2.44%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.34%) Back Office
9 7 (0.85%) Advertising
10 4 (0.49%) Marketing
11 3 (0.37%) Automotive
11 3 (0.37%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.37%) Local Government
12 2 (0.24%) Publishing
13 1 (0.12%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.12%) Electronics
13 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.12%) French Language
13 1 (0.12%) German Language
13 1 (0.12%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 201 (24.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 130 (15.85%) Analyst
3 99 (12.07%) Windows Engineer
4 78 (9.51%) Server Engineer
5 70 (8.54%) Administrator
6 62 (7.56%) Windows Server Engineer
7 60 (7.32%) SCCM Engineer
8 58 (7.07%) Systems Engineer
8 58 (7.07%) VMware Engineer
9 52 (6.34%) Support Analyst
10 48 (5.85%) Architect
11 47 (5.73%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
12 45 (5.49%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
13 44 (5.37%) Cloud Engineer
14 42 (5.12%) Infrastructure Support
15 41 (5.00%) DBA
16 38 (4.63%) Team Leader
17 36 (4.39%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
18 35 (4.27%) Infrastructure Team Leader
18 35 (4.27%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (3.90%) .NET
1 32 (3.90%) Web Services
2 22 (2.68%) HTML
3 21 (2.56%) CSS
4 18 (2.20%) .NET Framework
4 18 (2.20%) Ajax
5 13 (1.59%) Middleware
6 11 (1.34%) LDAP
6 11 (1.34%) WebSphere MQ
7 9 (1.10%) JSON
8 5 (0.61%) SAML
9 4 (0.49%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.37%) ASP.NET Core
10 3 (0.37%) DHTML
10 3 (0.37%) J2EE
10 3 (0.37%) J2SE
10 3 (0.37%) REST
10 3 (0.37%) SOAP
10 3 (0.37%) Visualforce
10 3 (0.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 114 (13.90%) Data Centre
2 100 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
3 82 (10.00%) Clustering
4 62 (7.56%) Self-Motivation
5 50 (6.10%) Management Information System
6 30 (3.66%) Hybrid Cloud
7 26 (3.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 22 (2.68%) Enterprise Storage
9 20 (2.44%) PKI
10 18 (2.20%) Replication
11 16 (1.95%) Public Cloud
12 15 (1.83%) Blackberry
13 14 (1.71%) Private Cloud
14 13 (1.59%) User Experience
14 13 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
15 9 (1.10%) Driving Licence
16 5 (0.61%) HP StoreVirtual
17 4 (0.49%) Virtual Team
18 3 (0.37%) Computer Science
18 3 (0.37%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 677 (82.56%) Windows
2 544 (66.34%) Windows Server
3 274 (33.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 191 (23.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 115 (14.02%) Linux
6 83 (10.12%) Windows 10
7 45 (5.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 38 (4.63%) Windows 7
9 34 (4.15%) Unix
10 21 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (2.07%) Windows 8
12 10 (1.22%) VMS
13 8 (0.98%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.85%) Solaris
15 6 (0.73%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.49%) Android
16 4 (0.49%) CentOS
16 4 (0.49%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.37%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (31.71%) ITIL
2 98 (11.95%) Problem Management
3 79 (9.63%) Service Delivery
4 67 (8.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 62 (7.56%) ITSM
6 60 (7.32%) Migration
7 59 (7.20%) ITIL V3
8 57 (6.95%) Problem-Solving
9 49 (5.98%) Service Management
10 43 (5.24%) Mentoring
10 43 (5.24%) Project Management
11 42 (5.12%) Server Building
12 41 (5.00%) DevOps
13 40 (4.88%) High Availability
14 36 (4.39%) Change Management
14 36 (4.39%) Incident Management
15 35 (4.27%) Capacity Planning
15 35 (4.27%) Coaching
15 35 (4.27%) Cybersecurity
15 35 (4.27%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 261 (31.83%) PowerShell
2 179 (21.83%) SQL
3 24 (2.93%) T-SQL
4 21 (2.56%) JavaScript
5 18 (2.20%) Perl
6 17 (2.07%) Java
7 15 (1.83%) VBScript
8 9 (1.10%) C#
8 9 (1.10%) Shell Script
9 8 (0.98%) Python
10 7 (0.85%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.73%) PHP
12 3 (0.37%) Apex Code
12 3 (0.37%) SOQL
12 3 (0.37%) SOSL
12 3 (0.37%) VB
13 2 (0.24%) C
14 1 (0.12%) C++
Qualifications
1 127 (15.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 105 (12.80%) Security Cleared
3 69 (8.41%) MCSE
4 61 (7.44%) Degree
5 50 (6.10%) MCSA
6 48 (5.85%) SC Cleared
7 43 (5.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 39 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
9 37 (4.51%) MCITP
10 24 (2.93%) CCNA
11 23 (2.80%) Citrix Certification
12 21 (2.56%) CCA
13 16 (1.95%) DV Cleared
14 11 (1.34%) CCNP
15 10 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (1.10%) A+ Certification
17 8 (0.98%) CEH
17 8 (0.98%) CISSP
17 8 (0.98%) SANS
18 6 (0.73%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (5.85%) SLA
2 12 (1.46%) PCI DSS
3 11 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.73%) QA
5 5 (0.61%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.49%) GCP
7 3 (0.37%) COSHH
7 3 (0.37%) GDPR
7 3 (0.37%) PMO
7 3 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.24%) ISAE 3402
8 2 (0.24%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 568 (69.27%) Active Directory
2 281 (34.27%) Hyper-V
3 277 (33.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 110 (13.41%) vSphere
5 98 (11.95%) VMware ESXi
6 97 (11.83%) XenApp
7 57 (6.95%) XenDesktop
8 44 (5.37%) BitLocker
9 40 (4.88%) Virtual Desktop
10 35 (4.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 30 (3.66%) Virtual Machines
12 26 (3.17%) Virtual Servers
13 24 (2.93%) XenServer
14 22 (2.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 13 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
16 11 (1.34%) Terminal Services
17 10 (1.22%) ProxySG
18 8 (0.98%) Forefront TMG
18 8 (0.98%) Snort
19 7 (0.85%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 617 (75.24%) SCCM
2 96 (11.71%) SCVMM
3 78 (9.51%) SCOrch
4 48 (5.85%) vCenter Server
5 39 (4.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 37 (4.51%) WSUS
7 30 (3.66%) SCSM
8 27 (3.29%) Microsoft Intune
8 27 (3.29%) Nagios
9 26 (3.17%) Microsoft Clustering
9 26 (3.17%) SCDPM
10 21 (2.56%) Backup Exec
11 19 (2.32%) Failover Clustering
12 18 (2.20%) OPNET
13 17 (2.07%) EdgeSight
14 16 (1.95%) Netcool
15 15 (1.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 13 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
16 13 (1.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 12 (1.46%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 546 (66.59%) Microsoft
2 474 (57.80%) VMware
3 158 (19.27%) Citrix
4 144 (17.56%) Cisco
5 100 (12.20%) SolarWinds
6 90 (10.98%) HP
7 62 (7.56%) CommVault
8 58 (7.07%) Veeam
9 50 (6.10%) NetApp
10 49 (5.98%) McAfee
11 39 (4.76%) Dell
12 35 (4.27%) Riverbed
13 28 (3.41%) Oracle
14 24 (2.93%) Ivanti
15 23 (2.80%) EMC
15 23 (2.80%) Juniper
16 22 (2.68%) CA
16 22 (2.68%) ServiceNow
17 20 (2.44%) Dynatrace
17 20 (2.44%) Hitachi