Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 533 475 508
Rank change year-on-year -58 +33 -55
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 895 1144 1195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.61% 0.55%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.64% 6.97% 7.15%
Number of salaries quoted 703 926 1053
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £61,250 £63,600
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% -1.19%

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 15870 16406 16709
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.77% 8.68% 7.69%
Number of salaries quoted 13019 13263 13571
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -85 779 £50,000 +11.11% 36
UK excluding London -73 547 £42,500 - 32
London +13 327 £53,730 -2.31% 10
North of England -65 151 £37,500 -6.25% 5
South East +14 138 £42,500 -5.56% 8
Yorkshire -18 95 £37,500 - 1
Midlands -46 90 £40,000 -5.88% 9
Scotland +37 87 £49,000 - 6
West Midlands -10 82 £40,000 -11.11% 5
North West -34 54 £47,500 -2.56% 4
South West +21 45 £46,000 +27.78% 3
East of England -68 28 £47,500 +9.20% 1
East Midlands -22 8 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Wales - 8 £40,000 -
North East -16 2 £36,500 -5.81%
Northern Ireland -27 1 £32,500 -7.14%

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 751 (83.91%) Windows
2 606 (67.71%) Active Directory
3 584 (65.25%) SCCM
4 571 (63.80%) Windows Server
5 567 (63.35%) Microsoft
6 498 (55.64%) VMware
7 384 (42.91%) PowerShell
8 355 (39.66%) ITIL
9 319 (35.64%) Microsoft Azure
10 302 (33.74%) Windows Server 2012
11 261 (29.16%) VMware Infrastructure
12 250 (27.93%) Hyper-V
13 229 (25.59%) Office 365
13 229 (25.59%) Citrix
14 218 (24.36%) SQL
15 215 (24.02%) Windows Server 2008
16 213 (23.80%) DNS
17 211 (23.58%) Cisco
18 205 (22.91%) SAN
19 196 (21.90%) Microsoft Certification
20 192 (21.45%) SQL Server
21 173 (19.33%) Linux
22 166 (18.55%) DHCP
22 166 (18.55%) Data Centre
23 161 (17.99%) MS Exchange
24 154 (17.21%) Firewall
25 145 (16.20%) Amazon AWS
25 145 (16.20%) VMware ESXi
26 143 (15.98%) HP
27 141 (15.75%) Finance

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
1 161 (17.99%) MS Exchange
2 110 (12.29%) Skype for Business
3 97 (10.84%) IIS
4 94 (10.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 85 (9.50%) SharePoint
6 72 (8.04%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (2.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 16 (1.79%) Apache
8 16 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (1.34%) IBM Domino
9 12 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (0.89%) CMS
11 8 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (0.67%) Confluence
12 6 (0.67%) EPiServer
12 6 (0.67%) Office Communications Server
12 6 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
13 5 (0.56%) nginx
Applications
1 51 (5.70%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.89%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.22%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.23%) assyst
3 3 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.22%) Workfront
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 319 (35.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 229 (25.59%) Office 365
3 145 (16.20%) Amazon AWS
4 73 (8.16%) IaaS
5 47 (5.25%) PaaS
6 33 (3.69%) Mimecast
7 32 (3.58%) AWS CloudFormation
8 29 (3.24%) Azure Active Directory
8 29 (3.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 16 (1.79%) SaaS
10 13 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
11 12 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
12 11 (1.23%) Amazon S3
13 10 (1.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 9 (1.01%) Yammer
15 7 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
16 5 (0.56%) OneDrive
17 4 (0.45%) GitHub
17 4 (0.45%) Loggly
17 4 (0.45%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 213 (23.80%) DNS
2 205 (22.91%) SAN
3 166 (18.55%) DHCP
4 154 (17.21%) Firewall
5 76 (8.49%) Skype
5 76 (8.49%) TCP/IP
6 68 (7.60%) WAN
7 64 (7.15%) VPN
8 54 (6.03%) LAN
9 48 (5.36%) Intrusion Detection
10 45 (5.03%) Network Security
11 41 (4.58%) VoIP
12 39 (4.36%) NAS
13 37 (4.13%) Kerberos
14 35 (3.91%) Internet
15 34 (3.80%) LDAP
16 29 (3.24%) VLAN
17 26 (2.91%) NetScaler
18 21 (2.35%) Cisco IOS
19 19 (2.12%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (21.45%) SQL Server
2 40 (4.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (3.58%) Azure SQL Database
4 21 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 19 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
7 16 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
8 13 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
9 12 (1.34%) MySQL
9 12 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (1.01%) Oracle Database
12 8 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (0.67%) Oracle Database 12c
14 5 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (0.56%) DB2
14 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 5 (0.56%) OLAP
14 5 (0.56%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 25 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
1 25 (2.79%) Visual Studio Team System
2 16 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
3 15 (1.68%) Git (software)
4 12 (1.34%) TeamCity
5 9 (1.01%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.67%) JIRA
6 6 (0.67%) Psake
7 5 (0.56%) MSI
8 4 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.34%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.34%) NuGet
9 3 (0.34%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.34%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.22%) Metasploit
General
1 141 (15.75%) Finance
2 39 (4.36%) Banking
3 26 (2.91%) Manufacturing
4 25 (2.79%) Legal
5 18 (2.01%) Law
6 15 (1.68%) Retail
7 14 (1.56%) Back Office
8 13 (1.45%) Investment Banking
9 11 (1.23%) Financial Institution
9 11 (1.23%) Marketing
10 10 (1.12%) Games
11 8 (0.89%) Telecoms
12 6 (0.67%) Publishing
13 4 (0.45%) Advertising
13 4 (0.45%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.22%) Electronics
14 2 (0.22%) Front Office
14 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.11%) Automotive
15 1 (0.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 221 (24.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 105 (11.73%) Windows Engineer
3 102 (11.40%) Analyst
4 88 (9.83%) Server Engineer
5 69 (7.71%) Systems Engineer
6 61 (6.82%) Support Engineer
7 60 (6.70%) Windows Server Engineer
8 59 (6.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 56 (6.26%) Administrator
10 53 (5.92%) VMware Engineer
11 49 (5.47%) IT Engineer
12 48 (5.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 47 (5.25%) Consultant
14 41 (4.58%) 3rd Line Support
14 41 (4.58%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
15 40 (4.47%) Infrastructure Support
15 40 (4.47%) Systems Administrator
16 37 (4.13%) SCCM Engineer
17 35 (3.91%) Infrastructure Manager
18 32 (3.58%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (4.25%) Web Services
2 30 (3.35%) .NET
3 12 (1.34%) ASP.NET
4 9 (1.01%) Elastic Stack
4 9 (1.01%) WAP
5 8 (0.89%) REST
6 7 (0.78%) Software Packaging
7 6 (0.67%) 802.1X
7 6 (0.67%) ASP.NET Core
7 6 (0.67%) JSON
7 6 (0.67%) Middleware
7 6 (0.67%) XML
8 5 (0.56%) .NET Framework
8 5 (0.56%) XSLT
9 4 (0.45%) COM
9 4 (0.45%) YAML
10 3 (0.34%) HTML
10 3 (0.34%) WF
11 2 (0.22%) CSS
11 2 (0.22%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 166 (18.55%) Data Centre
2 104 (11.62%) Clustering
3 72 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (6.37%) Management Information System
5 39 (4.36%) Blackberry
6 33 (3.69%) PKI
7 31 (3.46%) Computer Science
8 30 (3.35%) Virtual Team
9 26 (2.91%) Hybrid Cloud
10 25 (2.79%) Replication
11 24 (2.68%) EMC VNX
12 19 (2.12%) Video Conferencing
13 17 (1.90%) Hedge funds
13 17 (1.90%) Private Cloud
14 16 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 16 (1.79%) Fat Client
14 16 (1.79%) Thin Client
15 15 (1.68%) FMCG
16 14 (1.56%) Enterprise Storage
16 14 (1.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 751 (83.91%) Windows
2 571 (63.80%) Windows Server
3 302 (33.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 215 (24.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 173 (19.33%) Linux
6 67 (7.49%) Unix
7 64 (7.15%) Windows 10
8 43 (4.80%) Windows 7
8 43 (4.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 29 (3.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 25 (2.79%) Windows 8
11 13 (1.45%) CentOS
12 12 (1.34%) Ubuntu
13 11 (1.23%) Solaris
14 10 (1.12%) Mac OS X
15 8 (0.89%) Data ONTAP
16 5 (0.56%) AIX
17 3 (0.34%) Kali Linux
17 3 (0.34%) Windows XP
18 2 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (39.66%) ITIL
2 109 (12.18%) Change Management
3 98 (10.95%) Service Management
4 95 (10.61%) Service Delivery
5 88 (9.83%) Project Management
6 80 (8.94%) Migration
7 78 (8.72%) Disaster Recovery
7 78 (8.72%) Problem Management
8 69 (7.71%) Mentoring
9 62 (6.93%) ITIL V3
10 61 (6.82%) Root Cause Analysis
11 60 (6.70%) Proactive Monitoring
12 58 (6.48%) Agile Software Development
13 57 (6.37%) Continuous Improvement
14 56 (6.26%) Configuration Management
15 50 (5.59%) Kalman Filter
16 49 (5.47%) Capacity Planning
16 49 (5.47%) DevOps
17 47 (5.25%) Infrastructure Management
18 46 (5.14%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 384 (42.91%) PowerShell
2 218 (24.36%) SQL
3 25 (2.79%) Python
4 24 (2.68%) Java
4 24 (2.68%) T-SQL
5 23 (2.57%) Perl
6 17 (1.90%) C#
7 15 (1.68%) Ruby
8 14 (1.56%) C
8 14 (1.56%) VBScript
9 11 (1.23%) VB
10 8 (0.89%) Bash Shell
10 8 (0.89%) C++
10 8 (0.89%) JavaScript
11 7 (0.78%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.45%) PHP
12 4 (0.45%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.22%) Korn
13 2 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 196 (21.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 127 (14.19%) MCSE
3 93 (10.39%) Degree
4 86 (9.61%) MCSA
5 57 (6.37%) Security Cleared
6 38 (4.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 37 (4.13%) MCITP
8 31 (3.46%) Cisco Certification
9 26 (2.91%) CCNA
10 22 (2.46%) SC Cleared
11 20 (2.23%) DV Cleared
12 18 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
13 17 (1.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 16 (1.79%) MCP
15 14 (1.56%) CISSP
16 13 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
17 10 (1.12%) CISM
17 10 (1.12%) CompTIA Security+
17 10 (1.12%) Security+ Certification
18 9 (1.01%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.92%) SLA
2 24 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.68%) ISO 9001
4 14 (1.56%) GDPR
5 13 (1.45%) PMO
6 12 (1.34%) QA
7 11 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 8 (0.89%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.78%) GCP
10 6 (0.67%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.11%) NIST 800
System Software
1 606 (67.71%) Active Directory
2 261 (29.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 250 (27.93%) Hyper-V
4 145 (16.20%) VMware ESXi
5 115 (12.85%) XenApp
6 77 (8.60%) XenDesktop
7 56 (6.26%) Microsoft App-V
8 49 (5.47%) vSphere
9 34 (3.80%) Virtual Desktop
10 28 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
11 26 (2.91%) BitLocker
12 22 (2.46%) Docker
13 19 (2.12%) Firmware
14 18 (2.01%) Virtual Machines
15 16 (1.79%) DFS Replication
15 16 (1.79%) ISA Server
16 15 (1.68%) Terminal Services
17 13 (1.45%) XenServer
18 11 (1.23%) VMware Server
19 9 (1.01%) UAG
Systems Management
1 584 (65.25%) SCCM
2 80 (8.94%) SCOrch
3 79 (8.83%) Nagios
4 75 (8.38%) SCVMM
5 69 (7.71%) WSUS
6 56 (6.26%) Puppet
7 51 (5.70%) Microsoft Clustering
8 46 (5.14%) SCDPM
9 39 (4.36%) EdgeSight
10 33 (3.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 32 (3.58%) Backup Exec
12 31 (3.46%) Simpana
13 30 (3.35%) Opscode Chef
14 28 (3.13%) vCenter Server
15 26 (2.91%) SCSM
16 22 (2.46%) Microsoft Intune
16 22 (2.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 21 (2.35%) Norton AntiVirus
17 21 (2.35%) Terraform
18 20 (2.23%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 567 (63.35%) Microsoft
2 498 (55.64%) VMware
3 229 (25.59%) Citrix
4 211 (23.58%) Cisco
5 143 (15.98%) HP
6 84 (9.39%) SolarWinds
7 83 (9.27%) CommVault
8 82 (9.16%) Dell
9 67 (7.49%) NetApp
10 60 (6.70%) Symantec
11 51 (5.70%) EMC
12 46 (5.14%) Veeam
13 44 (4.92%) McAfee
14 33 (3.69%) Juniper
15 32 (3.58%) Palo Alto
16 31 (3.46%) Red Hat
17 30 (3.35%) Hitachi
17 30 (3.35%) Oracle
18 27 (3.02%) EqualLogic
19 25 (2.79%) F5