Period
to 27 September 2021

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 27 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK
6 months to
27 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 830 497 602
Rank change year-on-year -333 +105 +15
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 199 196 603
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.41% 0.43%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.96% 2.50% 3.25%
Number of salaries quoted 163 147 440
10th Percentile £29,900 £35,525 £32,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +10.53% -5.00%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,500 £38,950 £45,000
% change year-on-year +14.25% -13.44% -

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 20,666 7,841 18,558
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.93% 16.45% 13.22%
Number of salaries quoted 13,317 6,545 14,129
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £48,750 £45,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £62,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.84% +7.83% +4.55%
75th Percentile £85,000 £78,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 27 September 2021.

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 27 September 2021. 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 -321 181 £50,000 - 45
UK excluding London -264 111 £44,500 +14.25% 35
London -233 72 £67,500 +3.85% 10
Midlands -90 43 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Work from Home -260 43 £55,000 - 9
North of England -127 35 £36,200 -27.60% 9
Yorkshire -83 24 £29,900 +8.73% 6
West Midlands -87 22 £45,000 +12.50% 4
South East -237 22 £42,500 +9.11% 10
East Midlands -59 21 £50,000 - 4
North West -107 8 £35,000 -30.00% 1
East of England -93 5 £42,500 -5.56% 7
South West -98 5 £72,500 +11.54% 1
North East -34 3 £55,000 -4.35% 2
Wales - 2 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 27 September 2021, 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.

1 155 (77.89%) Windows
2 150 (75.38%) Active Directory
3 146 (73.37%) Microsoft
4 126 (63.32%) SCCM
5 115 (57.79%) Azure
6 106 (53.27%) VMware
7 97 (48.74%) Windows Server
8 83 (41.71%) VMware Infrastructure
9 73 (36.68%) PowerShell
10 68 (34.17%) Microsoft 365
11 66 (33.17%) ITIL
12 63 (31.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 62 (31.16%) DNS
14 57 (28.64%) Finance
15 55 (27.64%) Hyper-V
16 53 (26.63%) Linux
17 50 (25.13%) SQL
17 50 (25.13%) Social Skills
18 45 (22.61%) DHCP
19 44 (22.11%) Data Centre
20 42 (21.11%) SAN
21 41 (20.60%) Azure Active Directory
22 39 (19.60%) AWS
23 37 (18.59%) Windows Server 2012
23 37 (18.59%) SharePoint
24 36 (18.09%) vSphere
24 36 (18.09%) Windows Server 2016
25 35 (17.59%) Problem-Solving
26 33 (16.58%) TCP/IP
26 33 (16.58%) Microsoft Certification

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 37 (18.59%) SharePoint
2 27 (13.57%) MS Exchange
3 18 (9.05%) Skype for Business
4 13 (6.53%) IIS
5 10 (5.03%) CMS
6 7 (3.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.01%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 31 (15.58%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (5.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.51%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 115 (57.79%) Azure
2 68 (34.17%) Microsoft 365
3 41 (20.60%) Azure Active Directory
4 39 (19.60%) AWS
5 29 (14.57%) IaaS
6 21 (10.55%) PaaS
7 16 (8.04%) OneDrive
8 14 (7.04%) SaaS
9 13 (6.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 7 (3.52%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (3.52%) Serverless
11 6 (3.02%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 5 (2.51%) GCP
13 2 (1.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (1.01%) Amazon ECS
13 2 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
14 1 (0.50%) Power Automate
14 1 (0.50%) Power Platform
14 1 (0.50%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 62 (31.16%) DNS
2 45 (22.61%) DHCP
3 42 (21.11%) SAN
4 33 (16.58%) TCP/IP
5 26 (13.07%) Skype
6 17 (8.54%) Firewall
7 15 (7.54%) WAN
8 12 (6.03%) LAN
9 11 (5.53%) NAS
9 11 (5.53%) VSAN
10 7 (3.52%) VPN
11 6 (3.02%) iSCSI
11 6 (3.02%) NetScaler
11 6 (3.02%) Network Security
11 6 (3.02%) SNMP
11 6 (3.02%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (2.51%) Internet
12 5 (2.51%) Software-Defined Networking
12 5 (2.51%) VoIP
13 4 (2.01%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.54%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.53%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.51%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.01%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.01%) UniData
6 1 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.50%) Power BI
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.51%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.01%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.01%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.50%) JIRA
3 1 (0.50%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 57 (28.64%) Finance
2 50 (25.13%) Social Skills
3 19 (9.55%) Telecoms
4 18 (9.05%) Banking
5 17 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (6.53%) Retail
7 10 (5.03%) Presentation Skills
8 7 (3.52%) Financial Institution
8 7 (3.52%) Public Sector
9 6 (3.02%) Automotive
9 6 (3.02%) Legal
9 6 (3.02%) Military
10 5 (2.51%) Documentation Skills
11 4 (2.01%) Back Office
11 4 (2.01%) Local Government
11 4 (2.01%) Manufacturing
12 3 (1.51%) Law
13 2 (1.01%) Aerospace
13 2 (1.01%) Police
14 1 (0.50%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 53 (26.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 28 (14.07%) Support Engineer
3 22 (11.06%) Architect
4 15 (7.54%) Cloud Engineer
5 12 (6.03%) Azure Engineer
5 12 (6.03%) IT Engineer
5 12 (6.03%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
6 11 (5.53%) IT Support
6 11 (5.53%) PowerShell Engineer
7 10 (5.03%) Analyst
7 10 (5.03%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (5.03%) Infrastructure Architect
7 10 (5.03%) ITSM Architect
7 10 (5.03%) VMware Engineer
8 9 (4.52%) Active Directory Engineer
8 9 (4.52%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (4.52%) Windows Engineer
8 9 (4.52%) Wintel Engineer
9 8 (4.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 8 (4.02%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.05%) Web Services
2 14 (7.04%) LDAP
3 11 (5.53%) JSON
4 9 (4.52%) SAML
5 7 (3.52%) ARM Templates
6 3 (1.51%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (1.51%) OAuth
7 2 (1.01%) COM
8 1 (0.50%) Flash
8 1 (0.50%) JMS
8 1 (0.50%) Middleware
8 1 (0.50%) XML
8 1 (0.50%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 44 (22.11%) Data Centre
2 25 (12.56%) PKI
3 22 (11.06%) Public Cloud
4 15 (7.54%) Clustering
5 12 (6.03%) Hedge funds
6 11 (5.53%) Replication
7 10 (5.03%) Management Information System
7 10 (5.03%) Virtual Team
8 8 (4.02%) Enterprise Storage
9 7 (3.52%) Blackberry
10 6 (3.02%) EMC VNX
11 5 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (2.51%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (2.01%) Fat Client
12 4 (2.01%) Thin Client
13 3 (1.51%) Reinsurance
14 2 (1.01%) Enterprise Cloud
14 2 (1.01%) HP Superdome
14 2 (1.01%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 155 (77.89%) Windows
2 97 (48.74%) Windows Server
3 53 (26.63%) Linux
4 37 (18.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (18.09%) Windows Server 2016
6 24 (12.06%) Windows 10
7 22 (11.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (8.54%) Windows Server 2019
9 11 (5.53%) Android
9 11 (5.53%) Apple iOS
10 8 (4.02%) Unix
11 6 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (2.51%) Mac OS
12 5 (2.51%) Ubuntu
13 4 (2.01%) Windows 7
14 3 (1.51%) AIX
15 2 (1.01%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (33.17%) ITIL
2 63 (31.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 35 (17.59%) Problem-Solving
4 32 (16.08%) High Availability
5 29 (14.57%) Migration
5 29 (14.57%) Service Management
6 27 (13.57%) DevOps
7 24 (12.06%) Change Management
8 21 (10.55%) Presales
8 21 (10.55%) Server Management
9 17 (8.54%) ITSM
10 16 (8.04%) Project Delivery
11 14 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (6.53%) Business Development
12 13 (6.53%) Change Control
12 13 (6.53%) Infrastructure as Code
13 12 (6.03%) TOGAF
14 11 (5.53%) Analytics
14 11 (5.53%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (5.53%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 73 (36.68%) PowerShell
2 50 (25.13%) SQL
3 5 (2.51%) C
3 5 (2.51%) Perl
3 5 (2.51%) Python
4 3 (1.51%) VBScript
5 2 (1.01%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.01%) VB
6 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.50%) Java
6 1 (0.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 33 (16.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (13.57%) Security Cleared
3 21 (10.55%) MCSE
4 19 (9.55%) MCSA
5 18 (9.05%) SC Cleared
6 16 (8.04%) Degree
7 14 (7.04%) DV Cleared
8 9 (4.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (4.02%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (3.02%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (3.02%) MCITP
10 6 (3.02%) MCTS
11 5 (2.51%) AWS Certification
11 5 (2.51%) CCNA
11 5 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (2.51%) MCP
12 4 (2.01%) HNC
13 2 (1.01%) CCNP
13 2 (1.01%) CISSP
13 2 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (13.07%) SLA
2 10 (5.03%) COBIT
3 5 (2.51%) ISO 9001
3 5 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.01%) GDPR
5 3 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (1.01%) PCI DSS
6 2 (1.01%) PMO
6 2 (1.01%) QA
7 1 (0.50%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.50%) NIST
System Software
1 150 (75.38%) Active Directory
2 83 (41.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (27.64%) Hyper-V
4 36 (18.09%) vSphere
5 25 (12.56%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (9.05%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (7.54%) BitLocker
8 13 (6.53%) Terminal Services
9 11 (5.53%) XenApp
10 8 (4.02%) NFS
10 8 (4.02%) Virtual Desktop
11 7 (3.52%) Forefront TMG
11 7 (3.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 7 (3.52%) XenDesktop
12 4 (2.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (2.01%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (1.51%) DFS Replication
13 3 (1.51%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.50%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 126 (63.32%) SCCM
2 23 (11.56%) SCVMM
3 17 (8.54%) SCOrch
4 16 (8.04%) Microsoft Intune
5 15 (7.54%) NetBackup
6 13 (6.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 13 (6.53%) WSUS
7 12 (6.03%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 12 (6.03%) McAfee ePO
8 11 (5.53%) OpenView
9 10 (5.03%) Ansible
9 10 (5.03%) OVSD
9 10 (5.03%) PowerCLI
9 10 (5.03%) vCenter Server
10 9 (4.52%) Microsoft Clustering
10 9 (4.52%) Nagios
10 9 (4.52%) Terraform
11 8 (4.02%) FortiGate
12 7 (3.52%) OfficeScan
12 7 (3.52%) vRealize
Vendors
1 146 (73.37%) Microsoft
2 106 (53.27%) VMware
3 32 (16.08%) Citrix
3 32 (16.08%) HP
4 27 (13.57%) Cisco
5 23 (11.56%) NetApp
6 21 (10.55%) Veeam
7 18 (9.05%) McAfee
8 17 (8.54%) ServiceNow
8 17 (8.54%) SolarWinds
9 15 (7.54%) CommVault
9 15 (7.54%) Remedy
10 14 (7.04%) Juniper
11 12 (6.03%) Dell
12 11 (5.53%) Apple
12 11 (5.53%) BMC
13 10 (5.03%) Veritas
14 9 (4.52%) Brocade
14 9 (4.52%) Huawei
14 9 (4.52%) Red Hat