Period
to 16 April 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 16 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 629 542 630
Rank change year-on-year -87 +88 -66
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 226 504 569
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.45% 0.38%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.65% 3.41% 3.20%
Number of salaries quoted 163 386 358
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,525 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,000 £38,544 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £69,375 £63,438 £60,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year - -4.26% +13.25%

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 13,693 14,785 17,755
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.31% 13.22% 11.94%
Number of salaries quoted 10,946 11,690 13,975
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £44,313 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £76,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £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 16 April 2021.

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 16 April 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 -66 207 £50,000 -9.09% 31
UK excluding London -88 121 £45,000 - 20
London +39 86 £66,250 +10.42% 12
North of England +37 42 £47,500 -12.04% 6
South East -14 35 £47,500 +4.40% 5
Work from Home -106 35 £56,250 -25.00% 6
Midlands -35 29 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Yorkshire +4 16 £35,000 -33.33%
West Midlands -52 16 £40,000 - 4
North East +26 14 £85,000 +47.83% 2
East Midlands 0 13 £44,000 +61.47% 1
North West +23 12 £54,000 -1.82% 4
Scotland +11 11 £42,000 +1.20% 1
East of England +56 2 £45,000 -14.29% 1
Wales +25 1 £35,000 -9.09%
South West -20 1 £25,000 -54.55% 2

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 191 (84.51%) Active Directory
2 164 (72.57%) Windows
3 161 (71.24%) SCCM
4 140 (61.95%) Microsoft
5 137 (60.62%) VMware
6 133 (58.85%) PowerShell
7 122 (53.98%) Azure
8 117 (51.77%) Windows Server
9 103 (45.58%) VMware Infrastructure
10 79 (34.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 78 (34.51%) Hyper-V
12 70 (30.97%) PaaS
12 70 (30.97%) DNS
13 67 (29.65%) IaaS
14 66 (29.20%) Microsoft 365
14 66 (29.20%) Windows Server 2016
15 65 (28.76%) Azure Active Directory
16 62 (27.43%) Linux
17 56 (24.78%) TCP/IP
18 54 (23.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
19 50 (22.12%) DevOps
19 50 (22.12%) Windows Server 2012
19 50 (22.12%) Citrix
19 50 (22.12%) ITIL
20 46 (20.35%) SAN
21 45 (19.91%) Microsoft Certification
21 45 (19.91%) Finance
22 44 (19.47%) SaaS
23 43 (19.03%) Nagios
24 42 (18.58%) SQL

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 29 (12.83%) SharePoint
2 25 (11.06%) MS Exchange
3 16 (7.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (7.08%) SharePoint 2013
4 14 (6.19%) IIS
5 13 (5.75%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.44%) Site Server
Applications
1 20 (8.85%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (3.10%) Workfront
2 2 (0.88%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.88%) Relativity
3 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 122 (53.98%) Azure
2 70 (30.97%) PaaS
3 67 (29.65%) IaaS
4 66 (29.20%) Microsoft 365
5 65 (28.76%) Azure Active Directory
6 44 (19.47%) SaaS
7 35 (15.49%) AWS
8 25 (11.06%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 7 (3.10%) GCP
10 6 (2.65%) OpenShift
10 6 (2.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (1.77%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (1.77%) Serverless
12 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.44%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 70 (30.97%) DNS
2 56 (24.78%) TCP/IP
3 46 (20.35%) SAN
4 38 (16.81%) DHCP
5 28 (12.39%) VPN
5 28 (12.39%) WAN
6 22 (9.73%) Firewall
6 22 (9.73%) Skype
7 15 (6.64%) LAN
8 10 (4.42%) VSAN
9 9 (3.98%) NAS
10 8 (3.54%) VLAN
11 6 (2.65%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (2.65%) NetScaler
12 4 (1.77%) VoIP
13 3 (1.33%) Multicast
13 3 (1.33%) Remote Desktop
13 3 (1.33%) SD-WAN
13 3 (1.33%) Software-Defined Networking
13 3 (1.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.18%) Amazon RDS
2 16 (7.08%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.44%) UniData
Development Applications
1 3 (1.33%) MSI
2 2 (0.88%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.88%) JIRA
2 2 (0.88%) Subversion
2 2 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (19.91%) Finance
2 18 (7.96%) Banking
3 8 (3.54%) Law
4 4 (1.77%) Local Government
4 4 (1.77%) Public Sector
4 4 (1.77%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.33%) Military
6 2 (0.88%) Back Office
6 2 (0.88%) Legal
6 2 (0.88%) Retail
7 1 (0.44%) Advertising
7 1 (0.44%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.44%) Environmental Health
7 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.44%) Police
Job Titles
1 65 (28.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 37 (16.37%) Architect
3 36 (15.93%) Server Engineer
4 25 (11.06%) VMware Engineer
5 21 (9.29%) Azure Architect
6 17 (7.52%) Windows Engineer
7 15 (6.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 15 (6.64%) Infrastructure Architect
7 15 (6.64%) PowerShell Specialist
7 15 (6.64%) Support Engineer
7 15 (6.64%) Systems Engineer
8 13 (5.75%) PowerShell Engineer
8 13 (5.75%) Senior Server Engineer
8 13 (5.75%) Windows Server Engineer
8 13 (5.75%) Wintel Engineer
9 12 (5.31%) Senior Server Specialist
9 12 (5.31%) Senior VMware Engineer
9 12 (5.31%) Senior Windows Engineer
9 12 (5.31%) VMware Specialist
9 12 (5.31%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.29%) Web Services
2 8 (3.54%) .NET
3 7 (3.10%) XML
4 6 (2.65%) JMS
4 6 (2.65%) XSD
5 4 (1.77%) JSON
5 4 (1.77%) X-Windows
6 2 (0.88%) CGI
7 1 (0.44%) COM
7 1 (0.44%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.44%) Flash
7 1 (0.44%) LDAP
7 1 (0.44%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.83%) Data Centre
2 21 (9.29%) EMC VNX
3 18 (7.96%) Hedge funds
4 15 (6.64%) Management Information System
4 15 (6.64%) Public Cloud
5 13 (5.75%) PKI
6 11 (4.87%) Clustering
7 6 (2.65%) EPoS
7 6 (2.65%) Fat Client
7 6 (2.65%) Replication
7 6 (2.65%) Thin Client
8 5 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (1.77%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.88%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.88%) CMDB
10 2 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.44%) HP Superdome
11 1 (0.44%) iPad
11 1 (0.44%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.44%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 164 (72.57%) Windows
2 117 (51.77%) Windows Server
3 66 (29.20%) Windows Server 2016
4 62 (27.43%) Linux
5 50 (22.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (16.81%) Windows Server 2019
7 18 (7.96%) Oracle Linux
8 17 (7.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (7.08%) VMS
10 13 (5.75%) Windows 10
11 11 (4.87%) Unix
12 9 (3.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (3.10%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (2.65%) Solaris
15 2 (0.88%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.88%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.44%) AIX
16 1 (0.44%) Android
16 1 (0.44%) CentOS
16 1 (0.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (34.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 50 (22.12%) DevOps
2 50 (22.12%) ITIL
3 41 (18.14%) Migration
4 32 (14.16%) Change Management
4 32 (14.16%) Problem-Solving
5 26 (11.50%) Cybersecurity
5 26 (11.50%) Performance Monitoring
6 25 (11.06%) Configuration Management
7 24 (10.62%) High Availability
8 22 (9.73%) ITSM
9 17 (7.52%) Project Delivery
9 17 (7.52%) Server Management
10 12 (5.31%) Service Management
11 11 (4.87%) Architecture Roadmap
11 11 (4.87%) Availability Management
12 10 (4.42%) Change Control
12 10 (4.42%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (4.42%) Root Cause Analysis
13 9 (3.98%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 133 (58.85%) PowerShell
2 42 (18.58%) SQL
3 8 (3.54%) VB.NET
4 7 (3.10%) Perl
5 6 (2.65%) Java
5 6 (2.65%) XPath
6 4 (1.77%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.77%) C
6 4 (1.77%) VB
7 3 (1.33%) VBScript
8 2 (0.88%) C#
9 1 (0.44%) AWK
9 1 (0.44%) C++
9 1 (0.44%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.44%) Python
9 1 (0.44%) sed
9 1 (0.44%) VC++
Qualifications
1 45 (19.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (14.60%) MCSE
3 31 (13.72%) MCSA
4 27 (11.95%) Security Cleared
5 17 (7.52%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (7.08%) CCNA
7 15 (6.64%) SC Cleared
8 12 (5.31%) DV Cleared
9 11 (4.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (3.98%) CISSP
10 9 (3.98%) MCITP
11 7 (3.10%) Degree
12 6 (2.65%) CCNP
13 3 (1.33%) CCA
13 3 (1.33%) CISM
13 3 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.33%) VCP5
13 3 (1.33%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.18%) SLA
2 3 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.33%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.88%) QA
4 1 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.44%) GDPR
4 1 (0.44%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 191 (84.51%) Active Directory
2 103 (45.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (34.51%) Hyper-V
4 32 (14.16%) VMware ESXi
5 29 (12.83%) Virtual Servers
6 24 (10.62%) XenApp
7 20 (8.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 20 (8.85%) vSphere
8 15 (6.64%) VMware NSX
9 14 (6.19%) XenDesktop
10 9 (3.98%) Terminal Services
11 8 (3.54%) DFS Replication
12 7 (3.10%) Virtual Machines
13 6 (2.65%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (2.21%) Forefront TMG
15 3 (1.33%) Docker
15 3 (1.33%) Terminal Server
16 2 (0.88%) NFS
16 2 (0.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 2 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 161 (71.24%) SCCM
2 54 (23.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 43 (19.03%) Nagios
4 24 (10.62%) Kubernetes
5 22 (9.73%) Ansible
5 22 (9.73%) WSUS
6 19 (8.41%) McAfee ePO
6 19 (8.41%) SCOrch
7 18 (7.96%) BladeLogic
8 17 (7.52%) SCVMM
9 14 (6.19%) NetBackup
10 8 (3.54%) Backup Exec
10 8 (3.54%) WMI
11 7 (3.10%) Microsoft Intune
11 7 (3.10%) SCSM
11 7 (3.10%) vCenter Server
12 6 (2.65%) Grafana
12 6 (2.65%) Microsoft Clustering
12 6 (2.65%) Single Sign-On
13 5 (2.21%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 140 (61.95%) Microsoft
2 137 (60.62%) VMware
3 50 (22.12%) Citrix
4 36 (15.93%) EMC
4 36 (15.93%) SolarWinds
5 34 (15.04%) Veeam
6 30 (13.27%) Dell
7 29 (12.83%) Oracle
8 28 (12.39%) McAfee
8 28 (12.39%) Red Hat
9 26 (11.50%) NetApp
10 25 (11.06%) 3PAR
11 20 (8.85%) Cisco
12 18 (7.96%) Blue Coat
12 18 (7.96%) BMC
13 16 (7.08%) F5
14 15 (6.64%) ServiceNow
15 14 (6.19%) HP
16 10 (4.42%) CommVault
17 8 (3.54%) Remedy