Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK
6 months to
25 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 517 606 592
Rank change year-on-year +89 -14 -71
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 169 531 698
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.39% 0.42%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.13% 3.01% 3.98%
Number of salaries quoted 107 367 558
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 7,947 17,653 17,532
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.27% 12.97% 10.66%
Number of salaries quoted 6,539 13,351 13,847
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,834 £32,000 £32,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%

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 25 October 2020.

Salary histogram for SCOM in the UK

SCOM
Top 14 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 25 October 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 +103 167 £50,000 - 29
UK excluding London +74 122 £47,500 +5.56% 20
South East +174 77 £47,500 +5.56% 7
London +198 43 £65,000 +8.33% 9
North of England +133 33 £52,500 +45.83% 2
North West +107 22 £49,000 +40.00% 2
Work from Home +37 10 £51,250 -10.87% 2
Midlands +85 7 £40,000 -8.57% 6
West Midlands +85 7 £40,000 -8.57% 6
North East - 7 £57,500 -
Yorkshire +98 4 £26,650 -43.60%
East of England +97 3 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Scotland +90 1 £59,000 +51.28%
South West +33 1 £30,000 -50.00% 2

For the 6 months to 25 October 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.

1 132 (78.11%) SCCM
2 128 (75.74%) Windows
3 117 (69.23%) VMware
4 113 (66.86%) Active Directory
5 88 (52.07%) Microsoft
6 78 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
7 76 (44.97%) Windows Server
8 68 (40.24%) PowerShell
9 67 (39.64%) Security Cleared
10 52 (30.77%) Azure
11 48 (28.40%) Linux
12 45 (26.63%) ITIL
12 45 (26.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 43 (25.44%) DV Cleared
14 42 (24.85%) Windows Server 2016
15 41 (24.26%) Hyper-V
16 40 (23.67%) DNS
17 35 (20.71%) DHCP
18 34 (20.12%) SC Cleared
19 31 (18.34%) Data Centre
20 30 (17.75%) WSUS
20 30 (17.75%) Citrix
21 29 (17.16%) SolarWinds
22 28 (16.57%) PKI
22 28 (16.57%) SQL
22 28 (16.57%) Server Management
23 27 (15.98%) Windows Server 2012
23 27 (15.98%) Finance
23 27 (15.98%) Windows Server 2008
24 26 (15.38%) Office 365

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 10 (5.92%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.33%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.37%) IIS
4 3 (1.78%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.59%) Apache
6 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (5.92%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Sentinel
1 2 (1.18%) Workfront
2 1 (0.59%) BASE24
2 1 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 52 (30.77%) Azure
2 26 (15.38%) Office 365
3 17 (10.06%) Azure Active Directory
3 17 (10.06%) IaaS
4 11 (6.51%) PaaS
5 8 (4.73%) SaaS
6 6 (3.55%) AWS
7 1 (0.59%) Apigee
7 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.59%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 40 (23.67%) DNS
2 35 (20.71%) DHCP
3 25 (14.79%) WAN
4 17 (10.06%) SAN
5 16 (9.47%) LAN
6 13 (7.69%) SSL
6 13 (7.69%) TCP/IP
7 9 (5.33%) Firewall
8 7 (4.14%) Remote Desktop
8 7 (4.14%) VLAN
9 5 (2.96%) Skype
10 4 (2.37%) Cisco Firepower
11 3 (1.78%) BGP
11 3 (1.78%) NetScaler
11 3 (1.78%) OSPF
11 3 (1.78%) VSAN
12 2 (1.18%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (1.18%) Junos
12 2 (1.18%) NAS
12 2 (1.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.10%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.14%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (2.37%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.78%) Big Data
4 3 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.78%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.18%) MySQL
6 1 (0.59%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2019
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.55%) Subversion
1 6 (3.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.37%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.59%) JIRA
General
1 27 (15.98%) Finance
2 15 (8.88%) Banking
3 12 (7.10%) Legal
4 8 (4.73%) Military
5 6 (3.55%) Local Government
6 5 (2.96%) Public Sector
7 3 (1.78%) Retail
8 2 (1.18%) Advertising
8 2 (1.18%) Back Office
8 2 (1.18%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.18%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.18%) Law
8 2 (1.18%) Police
9 1 (0.59%) Games
9 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (20.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (12.43%) Server Engineer
3 18 (10.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 16 (9.47%) Support Engineer
4 16 (9.47%) Systems Engineer
5 13 (7.69%) Team Leader
6 12 (7.10%) 3rd Line Support
7 11 (6.51%) Architect
8 10 (5.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 10 (5.92%) VMware Engineer
8 10 (5.92%) Windows Engineer
9 9 (5.33%) Infrastructure Team Leader
9 9 (5.33%) IT Infrastructure Team Leader
10 8 (4.73%) SCCM Engineer
11 7 (4.14%) Active Directory Support
11 7 (4.14%) Administrator
12 6 (3.55%) Active Directory Engineer
12 6 (3.55%) Lead Systems Engineer
13 5 (2.96%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 5 (2.96%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.14%) .NET
1 7 (4.14%) X-Windows
2 5 (2.96%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (2.37%) JSON
3 4 (2.37%) XML
3 4 (2.37%) YAML
4 2 (1.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (18.34%) Data Centre
2 28 (16.57%) PKI
3 24 (14.20%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.73%) Hedge funds
5 7 (4.14%) Management Information System
5 7 (4.14%) Public Cloud
6 6 (3.55%) Clustering
6 6 (3.55%) CMDB
7 5 (2.96%) EPoS
8 4 (2.37%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.78%) Replication
9 3 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.18%) EMC VNX
10 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (1.18%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.18%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.18%) Wiki
11 1 (0.59%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.59%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 128 (75.74%) Windows
2 76 (44.97%) Windows Server
3 48 (28.40%) Linux
4 42 (24.85%) Windows Server 2016
5 27 (15.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (15.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (11.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (10.65%) Windows 10
8 16 (9.47%) Windows Server 2019
9 13 (7.69%) Solaris
10 12 (7.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (4.14%) Windows 7
12 6 (3.55%) CentOS
13 5 (2.96%) Windows XP
14 4 (2.37%) Unix
15 2 (1.18%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.59%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (26.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 45 (26.63%) ITIL
2 28 (16.57%) Server Management
3 23 (13.61%) Configuration Management
4 21 (12.43%) IT Strategy
5 20 (11.83%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
6 19 (11.24%) Migration
6 19 (11.24%) Performance Monitoring
7 17 (10.06%) DevOps
8 15 (8.88%) Service Delivery
8 15 (8.88%) Storage Management
9 14 (8.28%) Disaster Recovery
9 14 (8.28%) Proactive Management
10 13 (7.69%) Network Segmentation
10 13 (7.69%) Validation
11 12 (7.10%) Project Delivery
12 11 (6.51%) Infrastructure Management
12 11 (6.51%) ITSM
12 11 (6.51%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (40.24%) PowerShell
2 28 (16.57%) SQL
3 21 (12.43%) Perl
4 19 (11.24%) Bash Shell
5 16 (9.47%) Python
6 10 (5.92%) C
7 7 (4.14%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.59%) VB
8 1 (0.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 67 (39.64%) Security Cleared
2 43 (25.44%) DV Cleared
3 34 (20.12%) SC Cleared
4 19 (11.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (8.88%) MCSA
6 8 (4.73%) MCSE
7 7 (4.14%) MCITP
8 6 (3.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (2.96%) Degree
10 4 (2.37%) DBS Check
11 2 (1.18%) CCNA
11 2 (1.18%) CCNP
11 2 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (1.18%) JNCIA
11 2 (1.18%) JNCIS
11 2 (1.18%) Master's Degree
11 2 (1.18%) MCP
12 1 (0.59%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.59%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (13.02%) SLA
2 14 (8.28%) GDPR
3 11 (6.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.18%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 113 (66.86%) Active Directory
2 78 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (24.26%) Hyper-V
4 25 (14.79%) vSphere
5 5 (2.96%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.78%) XenApp
7 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.18%) vCloud
7 2 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.18%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.59%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.59%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.59%) Xen
Systems Management
1 132 (78.11%) SCCM
2 30 (17.75%) WSUS
3 23 (13.61%) Nagios
3 23 (13.61%) SCOrch
4 19 (11.24%) SCVMM
5 18 (10.65%) NetBackup
6 13 (7.69%) EMC NetWorker
7 9 (5.33%) SCSM
7 9 (5.33%) vRealize
8 8 (4.73%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (4.73%) PowerCLI
9 7 (4.14%) WMI
10 6 (3.55%) Control-M
11 5 (2.96%) Backup Exec
11 5 (2.96%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (2.37%) Ansible
12 4 (2.37%) Terraform
12 4 (2.37%) ZABBIX
13 3 (1.78%) BMC PATROL
13 3 (1.78%) OpenView
Vendors
1 117 (69.23%) VMware
2 88 (52.07%) Microsoft
3 30 (17.75%) Citrix
4 29 (17.16%) SolarWinds
5 22 (13.02%) HP
6 17 (10.06%) Symantec
7 16 (9.47%) Cisco
7 16 (9.47%) EMC
8 13 (7.69%) Red Hat
9 10 (5.92%) McAfee
9 10 (5.92%) NetApp
10 9 (5.33%) BMC
11 8 (4.73%) Juniper
11 8 (4.73%) Veeam
12 7 (4.14%) CA
12 7 (4.14%) Oracle
13 6 (3.55%) Dell
13 6 (3.55%) ServiceNow
13 6 (3.55%) Splunk
14 5 (2.96%) Dynatrace