Period
to 4 August 2020

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 4 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK
6 months to
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 498 590 586
Rank change year-on-year +92 -4 -39
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 293 587 737
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.41% 0.43%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.94% 3.18% 4.09%
Number of salaries quoted 206 423 605
Median annual salary £59,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.00% +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £72,250 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £43,750
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -2.78%

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 9,954 18,455 18,006
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.96% 12.90% 10.41%
Number of salaries quoted 7,954 14,037 14,238
Median annual salary £62,250 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.26% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,068 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SCOM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SCOM in the UK

SCOM
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SCOM.

Salary trend for SCOM in the UK

SCOM
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SCOM over the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

Salary histogram for SCOM in the UK

SCOM
Top 15 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 4 August 2020. 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 +99 276 £55,000 +6.80% 28
UK excluding London +83 187 £50,000 +5.26% 26
South East +152 92 £55,000 +15.79% 13
London +173 91 £61,250 +2.08% 3
Midlands +107 45 £40,000 -11.11% 6
West Midlands +93 37 £40,000 -20.79% 5
North of England +115 23 £52,500 +26.51% 1
North West +108 20 £50,000 +42.86% 1
Work from Home +75 19 £65,000 +44.44% 3
South West -3 19 £65,000 +8.33% 3
East Midlands +70 8 £40,000 +23.08% 1
Scotland +95 4 £59,500 +48.75%
East of England +48 4 £42,500 +2.41% 3
North East +31 2 £59,000 +60.00%
Yorkshire +92 1 - -

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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.

1 228 (77.82%) SCCM
2 217 (74.06%) Windows
3 199 (67.92%) VMware
4 183 (62.46%) Active Directory
5 179 (61.09%) Microsoft
6 136 (46.42%) VMware Infrastructure
7 120 (40.96%) Azure
8 107 (36.52%) Security Cleared
9 102 (34.81%) Windows Server
10 101 (34.47%) PowerShell
11 96 (32.76%) Data Centre
12 91 (31.06%) ITIL
13 83 (28.33%) Hyper-V
14 80 (27.30%) Office 365
14 80 (27.30%) DNS
14 80 (27.30%) Citrix
15 71 (24.23%) Finance
16 67 (22.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 66 (22.53%) Linux
18 65 (22.18%) HP
19 63 (21.50%) DV Cleared
20 60 (20.48%) Windows Server 2016
21 57 (19.45%) SC Cleared
22 56 (19.11%) WSUS
23 55 (18.77%) DHCP
24 51 (17.41%) SQL
25 48 (16.38%) EMC
25 48 (16.38%) SCVMM
25 48 (16.38%) Windows 10
26 46 (15.70%) Server Management

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 30 (10.24%) MS Exchange
2 23 (7.85%) SharePoint
3 20 (6.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (4.44%) SharePoint 2013
5 11 (3.75%) Confluence
6 9 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (3.07%) IIS
7 4 (1.37%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.02%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.68%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (2.73%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.37%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.68%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 120 (40.96%) Azure
2 80 (27.30%) Office 365
3 34 (11.60%) AWS
4 19 (6.48%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (4.78%) IaaS
6 8 (2.73%) SaaS
7 7 (2.39%) Mimecast
8 5 (1.71%) Akamai
9 4 (1.37%) PaaS
10 3 (1.02%) OneDrive
10 3 (1.02%) Power Platform
11 2 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.68%) Amazon ECS
11 2 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.68%) Azure Stack
11 2 (0.68%) Serverless
11 2 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 80 (27.30%) DNS
2 55 (18.77%) DHCP
3 32 (10.92%) SAN
3 32 (10.92%) WAN
4 30 (10.24%) LAN
5 26 (8.87%) Firewall
6 18 (6.14%) NetScaler
7 17 (5.80%) Internet
8 12 (4.10%) Remote Desktop
8 12 (4.10%) TCP/IP
8 12 (4.10%) VSAN
9 10 (3.41%) NAS
10 9 (3.07%) Skype
10 9 (3.07%) VLAN
11 7 (2.39%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (2.05%) DKIM
12 6 (2.05%) IPsec
12 6 (2.05%) VPN
13 5 (1.71%) SSL
14 4 (1.37%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (11.60%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (4.44%) SQL Server 2016
4 7 (2.39%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.02%) Power BI
6 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.34%) MySQL
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 16 (5.46%) JIRA
2 3 (1.02%) Subversion
2 3 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.68%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.68%) MSI
3 2 (0.68%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.34%) TestRail
4 1 (0.34%) Zephyr
General
1 71 (24.23%) Finance
2 23 (7.85%) Banking
3 19 (6.48%) Retail
4 17 (5.80%) Telecoms
5 14 (4.78%) Public Sector
6 6 (2.05%) Military
7 5 (1.71%) Legal
8 3 (1.02%) Back Office
8 3 (1.02%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.02%) Marketing
9 2 (0.68%) Law
9 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.34%) Advertising
10 1 (0.34%) Automotive
10 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 44 (15.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 36 (12.29%) Administrator
3 33 (11.26%) Consultant
3 33 (11.26%) Systems Administrator
4 32 (10.92%) Server Engineer
5 25 (8.53%) Systems Engineer
6 23 (7.85%) Windows Engineer
7 22 (7.51%) Team Leader
8 19 (6.48%) Infrastructure Team Leader
8 19 (6.48%) IT Infrastructure Team Leader
9 17 (5.80%) Architect
9 17 (5.80%) Support Engineer
10 16 (5.46%) IT Engineer
10 16 (5.46%) Technical Consultant
11 15 (5.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 14 (4.78%) Senior Systems Engineer
12 14 (4.78%) Windows Administrator
12 14 (4.78%) Windows Systems Administrator
13 13 (4.44%) Senior Consultant
14 12 (4.10%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.39%) .NET
2 5 (1.71%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (1.37%) JSON
3 4 (1.37%) X-Windows
4 2 (0.68%) XML
4 2 (0.68%) YAML
5 1 (0.34%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 96 (32.76%) Data Centre
2 20 (6.83%) PKI
3 15 (5.12%) Clustering
4 14 (4.78%) Hedge funds
5 13 (4.44%) Public Cloud
6 10 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (3.07%) EMC VNX
7 9 (3.07%) Replication
8 8 (2.73%) CMDB
9 6 (2.05%) Management Information System
9 6 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (2.05%) User Experience
10 5 (1.71%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.71%) Thin Client
11 4 (1.37%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Cloud
12 2 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.68%) Virtual Team
13 1 (0.34%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 217 (74.06%) Windows
2 102 (34.81%) Windows Server
3 66 (22.53%) Linux
4 60 (20.48%) Windows Server 2016
5 48 (16.38%) Windows 10
6 33 (11.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (10.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (8.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (6.48%) Unix
10 15 (5.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (5.12%) Windows Server 2019
11 9 (3.07%) Windows 7
12 8 (2.73%) Ubuntu
13 6 (2.05%) Solaris
13 6 (2.05%) Windows 8
14 5 (1.71%) CentOS
15 2 (0.68%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (31.06%) ITIL
2 67 (22.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 46 (15.70%) Server Management
4 45 (15.36%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (14.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 36 (12.29%) Performance Monitoring
7 34 (11.60%) Migration
8 31 (10.58%) Service Delivery
9 26 (8.87%) Storage Management
10 25 (8.53%) Proactive Management
11 24 (8.19%) Validation
12 22 (7.51%) Problem-Solving
13 20 (6.83%) Mentoring
13 20 (6.83%) Server Hardening
14 19 (6.48%) Infrastructure Management
14 19 (6.48%) Virtual Environments
15 18 (6.14%) ITSM
16 17 (5.80%) DevOps
16 17 (5.80%) SIEM
17 16 (5.46%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 101 (34.47%) PowerShell
2 51 (17.41%) SQL
3 20 (6.83%) Python
4 11 (3.75%) Bash Shell
4 11 (3.75%) Perl
5 6 (2.05%) C
6 3 (1.02%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.68%) VBScript
8 1 (0.34%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.34%) PHP
8 1 (0.34%) R
8 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 107 (36.52%) Security Cleared
2 63 (21.50%) DV Cleared
3 57 (19.45%) SC Cleared
4 27 (9.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (6.83%) Degree
5 20 (6.83%) MCSE
6 16 (5.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (2.39%) MCP
10 5 (1.71%) CCNA
10 5 (1.71%) MCSA
11 3 (1.02%) CCA
11 3 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.68%) CCNP
13 1 (0.34%) JNCIA
13 1 (0.34%) JNCIS
13 1 (0.34%) MCITP
13 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (12.97%) SLA
2 19 (6.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (2.05%) GDPR
4 5 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.34%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.34%) QA
System Software
1 183 (62.46%) Active Directory
2 136 (46.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (28.33%) Hyper-V
4 35 (11.95%) vSphere
5 31 (10.58%) XenApp
6 25 (8.53%) XenDesktop
7 20 (6.83%) Terminal Server
8 19 (6.48%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (4.10%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (3.07%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (3.07%) VMware NSX
11 5 (1.71%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (1.37%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.68%) vCloud
13 2 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.34%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 1 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.34%) KVM
14 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 228 (77.82%) SCCM
2 56 (19.11%) WSUS
3 48 (16.38%) SCVMM
4 31 (10.58%) Nagios
5 26 (8.87%) SCOrch
6 25 (8.53%) NetBackup
7 24 (8.19%) EMC NetWorker
8 21 (7.17%) Microsoft Intune
8 21 (7.17%) vRealize
9 15 (5.12%) McAfee ePO
9 15 (5.12%) PowerCLI
10 13 (4.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 12 (4.10%) SCSM
12 11 (3.75%) Cisco Prime
13 9 (3.07%) Avamar
13 9 (3.07%) Control-M
13 9 (3.07%) OpenView
14 7 (2.39%) BMC PATROL
14 7 (2.39%) Tivoli
14 7 (2.39%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 199 (67.92%) VMware
2 179 (61.09%) Microsoft
3 80 (27.30%) Citrix
4 65 (22.18%) HP
5 48 (16.38%) EMC
6 44 (15.02%) Cisco
7 35 (11.95%) Dell
8 34 (11.60%) NetApp
9 32 (10.92%) SolarWinds
10 26 (8.87%) Symantec
11 19 (6.48%) Juniper
12 17 (5.80%) McAfee
13 16 (5.46%) BMC
13 16 (5.46%) Red Hat
14 15 (5.12%) Splunk
15 13 (4.44%) AppDynamics
16 11 (3.75%) 3PAR
16 11 (3.75%) Meraki
17 10 (3.41%) CA
18 7 (2.39%) IBM