Period
to 22 January 2022

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 22 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 853 605 581
Rank change year-on-year -248 -24 +29
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 215 172 519
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.27% 0.41%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.01% 1.64% 3.18%
Number of salaries quoted 181 134 377
10th Percentile £29,900 £31,202 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £37,460
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £47,500 £51,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% -7.77% +3.00%
75th Percentile £64,750 £60,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,700 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% -

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 21,240 10,460 16,298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.48% 16.48% 12.92%
Number of salaries quoted 13,493 8,666 12,600
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £46,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% +4.35%
75th Percentile £87,500 £78,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £93,750 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -

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 22 January 2022.

Salary histogram for SCOM in the UK

SCOM
Top 17 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 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -227 189 £52,500 +10.53% 45
UK excluding London -172 137 £45,000 +2.27% 23
London -208 64 £55,000 -8.33% 23
North of England -112 55 £35,000 -26.32% 5
Yorkshire -53 37 £35,000 +6.50% 2
Work from Home -199 35 £55,000 - 4
Midlands -87 31 £43,500 +2.35% 6
South East -125 29 £75,000 +63.04% 11
East Midlands -46 16 £42,500 -3.41% 3
West Midlands -73 15 £43,500 +2.35% 3
North West -77 15 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Scotland -62 6 £51,000 +21.43%
Wales - 6 £45,000 -
East of England -89 5 £72,500 +47.96%
South West -45 4 £72,500 +190.00%
North East -36 3 £50,000 -13.79% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £37,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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.

1 180 (83.72%) Active Directory
2 166 (77.21%) Windows
3 150 (69.77%) SCCM
3 150 (69.77%) Azure
4 147 (68.37%) Microsoft
5 119 (55.35%) VMware
6 113 (52.56%) Windows Server
7 102 (47.44%) VMware Infrastructure
8 98 (45.58%) Microsoft 365
9 95 (44.19%) ITIL
10 92 (42.79%) PowerShell
11 71 (33.02%) Hyper-V
12 70 (32.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 66 (30.70%) Azure Active Directory
14 60 (27.91%) DNS
14 60 (27.91%) Windows Server 2016
15 59 (27.44%) Citrix
16 58 (26.98%) Windows Server 2012
17 55 (25.58%) AWS
18 54 (25.12%) SAN
18 54 (25.12%) DHCP
19 51 (23.72%) Linux
19 51 (23.72%) Social Skills
20 50 (23.26%) Finance
21 45 (20.93%) SQL
21 45 (20.93%) Problem-Solving
21 45 (20.93%) Data Centre
22 43 (20.00%) Cisco
23 38 (17.67%) SCVMM
24 37 (17.21%) 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 33 (15.35%) SharePoint
2 26 (12.09%) MS Exchange
3 17 (7.91%) IIS
4 10 (4.65%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.86%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
Applications
1 28 (13.02%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.33%) Workfront
2 3 (1.40%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.93%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 150 (69.77%) Azure
2 98 (45.58%) Microsoft 365
3 66 (30.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 55 (25.58%) AWS
5 33 (15.35%) PaaS
6 31 (14.42%) IaaS
7 28 (13.02%) Azure Monitor
8 19 (8.84%) SaaS
9 18 (8.37%) Amazon EC2
9 18 (8.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 11 (5.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 11 (5.12%) Amazon ECS
10 11 (5.12%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (5.12%) AWS Lambda
10 11 (5.12%) Azure Sentinel
10 11 (5.12%) Serverless
11 9 (4.19%) Slack
12 7 (3.26%) OneDrive
13 5 (2.33%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 60 (27.91%) DNS
2 54 (25.12%) DHCP
2 54 (25.12%) SAN
3 29 (13.49%) Skype
3 29 (13.49%) WAN
4 24 (11.16%) Firewall
4 24 (11.16%) LAN
5 20 (9.30%) NetScaler
6 15 (6.98%) SNMP
7 14 (6.51%) NAS
8 13 (6.05%) Remote Desktop
9 12 (5.58%) TCP/IP
10 11 (5.12%) Network Security
11 10 (4.65%) VPN
12 9 (4.19%) Wireless
13 8 (3.72%) VSAN
14 7 (3.26%) VoIP
15 6 (2.79%) iSCSI
15 6 (2.79%) SSL
16 4 (1.86%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.37%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (2.33%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.86%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (1.86%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (0.93%) MySQL
5 2 (0.93%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.47%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (4.19%) JIRA
2 4 (1.86%) Subversion
2 4 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.47%) Vagrant
General
1 51 (23.72%) Social Skills
2 50 (23.26%) Finance
3 22 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (6.51%) Banking
5 12 (5.58%) Legal
5 12 (5.58%) Telecoms
6 8 (3.72%) Financial Institution
7 7 (3.26%) Retail
8 6 (2.79%) Games
9 4 (1.86%) Automotive
9 4 (1.86%) Local Government
10 3 (1.40%) German Language
10 3 (1.40%) Law
10 3 (1.40%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.93%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.93%) Documentation Skills
11 2 (0.93%) Public Sector
12 1 (0.47%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 63 (29.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (11.16%) Support Engineer
3 22 (10.23%) Analyst
4 17 (7.91%) Operations Engineer
5 16 (7.44%) Administrator
6 15 (6.98%) Azure Engineer
6 15 (6.98%) IT Engineer
7 14 (6.51%) Applications Engineer
7 14 (6.51%) Windows Engineer
8 13 (6.05%) Cloud Engineer
8 13 (6.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 12 (5.58%) Citrix Engineer
10 11 (5.12%) Deployment Engineer
10 11 (5.12%) Infrastructure Deployment Engineer
10 11 (5.12%) Infrastructure Support
11 10 (4.65%) Active Directory Engineer
11 10 (4.65%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (4.65%) Desktop Engineer
11 10 (4.65%) IT Support
12 9 (4.19%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (12.56%) SAML
2 24 (11.16%) LDAP
3 22 (10.23%) JSON
4 16 (7.44%) Web Services
5 15 (6.98%) OAuth
6 11 (5.12%) ARM Templates
7 6 (2.79%) Elastic Stack
8 4 (1.86%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 2 (0.93%) COM
9 2 (0.93%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 45 (20.93%) Data Centre
2 29 (13.49%) PKI
3 21 (9.77%) Video Conferencing
4 15 (6.98%) Clustering
5 14 (6.51%) Public Cloud
6 12 (5.58%) Hedge funds
6 12 (5.58%) Management Information System
7 11 (5.12%) Enterprise Cloud
8 9 (4.19%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (2.79%) Enterprise Storage
9 6 (2.79%) Replication
10 5 (2.33%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.86%) Blackberry
12 3 (1.40%) EMC VNX
12 3 (1.40%) Fat Client
12 3 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (1.40%) Thin Client
13 2 (0.93%) FlexPod
13 2 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
14 1 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 166 (77.21%) Windows
2 113 (52.56%) Windows Server
3 60 (27.91%) Windows Server 2016
4 58 (26.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 51 (23.72%) Linux
6 22 (10.23%) Windows 10
7 19 (8.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (7.91%) Windows Server 2019
9 13 (6.05%) Unix
10 12 (5.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (4.19%) Mac OS
11 9 (4.19%) Ubuntu
12 6 (2.79%) Solaris
13 5 (2.33%) Android
13 5 (2.33%) Apple iOS
13 5 (2.33%) Windows 7
14 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (1.40%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.93%) CentOS
16 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (44.19%) ITIL
2 70 (32.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 45 (20.93%) Problem-Solving
4 37 (17.21%) Server Management
5 36 (16.74%) Change Management
5 36 (16.74%) High Availability
6 34 (15.81%) DevOps
7 25 (11.63%) Analytics
7 25 (11.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 24 (11.16%) Migration
8 24 (11.16%) Project Management
9 23 (10.70%) Infrastructure Management
9 23 (10.70%) Mentoring
10 22 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (9.77%) Configuration Management
11 21 (9.77%) Infrastructure as Code
12 17 (7.91%) Availability Management
12 17 (7.91%) ITSM
12 17 (7.91%) Log Analytics
12 17 (7.91%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 92 (42.79%) PowerShell
2 45 (20.93%) SQL
3 12 (5.58%) Python
4 11 (5.12%) Bash
5 10 (4.65%) Perl
6 6 (2.79%) C
7 2 (0.93%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.47%) AWK
8 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.47%) sed
Qualifications
1 32 (14.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (9.77%) MCSE
3 14 (6.51%) SC Cleared
3 14 (6.51%) Security Cleared
4 13 (6.05%) Degree
4 13 (6.05%) MCSA
5 12 (5.58%) DV Cleared
6 8 (3.72%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (3.72%) MCITP
7 7 (3.26%) AWS Certification
7 7 (3.26%) CCNA
8 6 (2.79%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (2.79%) MCP
8 6 (2.79%) MCTS
9 4 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.47%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.47%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (11.63%) SLA
2 9 (4.19%) GDPR
3 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.47%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 180 (83.72%) Active Directory
2 102 (47.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (33.02%) Hyper-V
4 34 (15.81%) vSphere
5 25 (11.63%) XenApp
6 24 (11.16%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (8.84%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (5.12%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (3.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 8 (3.72%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (3.26%) NFS
11 5 (2.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (1.86%) BitLocker
12 4 (1.86%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (1.86%) Terminal Services
12 4 (1.86%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (1.40%) Firmware
13 3 (1.40%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.93%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 1 (0.47%) Samba
Systems Management
1 150 (69.77%) SCCM
2 38 (17.67%) SCVMM
3 26 (12.09%) SCOrch
4 21 (9.77%) Terraform
5 20 (9.30%) Nagios
6 19 (8.84%) WSUS
7 17 (7.91%) Jamf Pro
8 14 (6.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 13 (6.05%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 12 (5.58%) NetBackup
11 11 (5.12%) EdgeSight
11 11 (5.12%) PowerCLI
12 10 (4.65%) SCSM
13 9 (4.19%) Microsoft Intune
14 8 (3.72%) FortiGate
14 8 (3.72%) Microsoft Clustering
15 7 (3.26%) McAfee ePO
15 7 (3.26%) vCenter Server
16 5 (2.33%) Backup Exec
16 5 (2.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 147 (68.37%) Microsoft
2 119 (55.35%) VMware
3 59 (27.44%) Citrix
4 43 (20.00%) Cisco
5 34 (15.81%) Veeam
6 29 (13.49%) HP
7 28 (13.02%) Commvault
8 22 (10.23%) SolarWinds
9 21 (9.77%) EMC
10 19 (8.84%) NetApp
11 17 (7.91%) Nasuni
12 15 (6.98%) CyberArk
12 15 (6.98%) Dell
13 14 (6.51%) Red Hat
14 13 (6.05%) Juniper
15 11 (5.12%) McAfee
16 9 (4.19%) New Relic
16 9 (4.19%) Remedy
17 8 (3.72%) Cognizant
17 8 (3.72%) Huawei