Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 491 469 480
Rank change year-on-year -22 +11 +29
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 961 1255 1321
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.65% 0.60%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.20% 7.47% 7.90%
Number of salaries quoted 753 1014 1139
UK median annual salary £46,000 £44,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - -5.38%
10th Percentile £33,549 £30,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -4.76%

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 15509 16797 16731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.75% 8.66% 7.63%
Number of salaries quoted 12614 13686 13448
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,750 £31,000 £29,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £73,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -41 871 £45,000 +2.27% 29
UK excluding London -26 625 £42,500 +6.25% 25
London -47 316 £53,000 -3.64% 8
South East +56 164 £42,500 +1.19% 14
Midlands +11 155 £45,000 +12.50% 1
North of England -80 152 £40,000 - 4
West Midlands +29 121 £50,000 +38.89% 1
Yorkshire -13 97 £37,500 - 3
Scotland +18 61 £52,500 +50.00% 4
North West -38 53 £44,750 -8.21% 1
East of England -36 47 £47,500 +9.20% 1
South West -6 40 £38,500 +6.94% 1
East Midlands -4 36 £42,500 +9.68%
Wales - 8 £40,000 -
North East -12 2 £35,750 -0.69%
Northern Ireland -23 1 £32,500 -7.14%

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 762 (79.29%) Windows
2 646 (67.22%) Active Directory
3 603 (62.75%) Windows Server
4 595 (61.91%) Microsoft
5 591 (61.50%) SCCM
6 504 (52.45%) VMware
7 392 (40.79%) PowerShell
8 380 (39.54%) ITIL
9 348 (36.21%) Microsoft Azure
10 298 (31.01%) Windows Server 2012
11 291 (30.28%) Hyper-V
12 275 (28.62%) VMware Infrastructure
13 254 (26.43%) DNS
14 249 (25.91%) SQL
15 242 (25.18%) SAN
16 239 (24.87%) Office 365
17 234 (24.35%) Microsoft Certification
18 225 (23.41%) Windows Server 2008
19 222 (23.10%) Cisco
20 215 (22.37%) Citrix
21 204 (21.23%) SQL Server
22 190 (19.77%) Data Centre
23 186 (19.35%) DHCP
24 184 (19.15%) Firewall
25 181 (18.83%) Linux
26 171 (17.79%) MS Exchange
27 169 (17.59%) Amazon AWS
28 157 (16.34%) MCSE
29 155 (16.13%) VMware ESXi
30 147 (15.30%) HP

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
1 171 (17.79%) MS Exchange
2 142 (14.78%) Skype for Business
3 108 (11.24%) IIS
4 96 (9.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 82 (8.53%) SharePoint
6 67 (6.97%) Exchange Server 2013
7 19 (1.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 17 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
9 15 (1.56%) Apache
9 15 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
10 13 (1.35%) IBM Domino
11 12 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
12 10 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.73%) CMS
14 5 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
15 4 (0.42%) Confluence
16 3 (0.31%) EPiServer
16 3 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
16 3 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 49 (5.10%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.62%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.52%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 20 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.56%) assyst
3 3 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.21%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.21%) Eikon
4 2 (0.21%) Workfront
5 1 (0.10%) Exstream
5 1 (0.10%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 348 (36.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 239 (24.87%) Office 365
3 169 (17.59%) Amazon AWS
4 102 (10.61%) IaaS
5 66 (6.87%) PaaS
6 36 (3.75%) Azure Active Directory
7 33 (3.43%) Mimecast
8 31 (3.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 28 (2.91%) AWS CloudFormation
10 20 (2.08%) SaaS
11 12 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
13 7 (0.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (0.73%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (0.62%) OneDrive
15 4 (0.42%) Akamai
15 4 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
15 4 (0.42%) Loggly
15 4 (0.42%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 254 (26.43%) DNS
2 242 (25.18%) SAN
3 186 (19.35%) DHCP
4 184 (19.15%) Firewall
5 89 (9.26%) Skype
6 84 (8.74%) WAN
7 76 (7.91%) LAN
8 75 (7.80%) TCP/IP
9 61 (6.35%) VPN
10 51 (5.31%) NAS
11 49 (5.10%) LDAP
12 47 (4.89%) Kerberos
12 47 (4.89%) VoIP
13 42 (4.37%) PBX
14 41 (4.27%) Internet
15 38 (3.95%) Network Security
16 37 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
17 34 (3.54%) iSCSI
17 34 (3.54%) PSTN
18 31 (3.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (21.23%) SQL Server
2 55 (5.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 35 (3.64%) Azure SQL Database
4 34 (3.54%) SQL Server 2005
5 28 (2.91%) SQL Server 2014
6 22 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 18 (1.87%) SQL Server 2016
8 14 (1.46%) MySQL
9 9 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (0.62%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.52%) OLAP
12 5 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.31%) Oracle Database 12c
14 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 2 (0.21%) Redis
14 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 1 (0.10%) DTS
Development Applications
1 23 (2.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (2.19%) Visual Studio Team System
3 20 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
4 17 (1.77%) Jenkins
5 12 (1.25%) Git (software)
5 12 (1.25%) MSI
6 5 (0.52%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.42%) JIRA
8 3 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.31%) Psake
8 3 (0.31%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.21%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.21%) Metasploit
9 2 (0.21%) NuGet
10 1 (0.10%) Selenium
General
1 117 (12.17%) Finance
2 31 (3.23%) Banking
3 26 (2.71%) Legal
4 24 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 22 (2.29%) Law
6 19 (1.98%) Back Office
6 19 (1.98%) Marketing
7 17 (1.77%) Games
8 12 (1.25%) Publishing
9 11 (1.14%) Telecoms
10 9 (0.94%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.94%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.73%) Retail
12 6 (0.62%) Advertising
13 3 (0.31%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.21%) Front Office
15 1 (0.10%) Automotive
15 1 (0.10%) Electronics
15 1 (0.10%) French Language
15 1 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 213 (22.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 111 (11.55%) Analyst
3 104 (10.82%) Windows Engineer
4 86 (8.95%) Administrator
5 81 (8.43%) Server Engineer
6 69 (7.18%) Systems Administrator
7 68 (7.08%) Support Engineer
8 65 (6.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 60 (6.24%) Systems Engineer
10 52 (5.41%) Windows Server Engineer
11 48 (4.99%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 46 (4.79%) IT Engineer
13 45 (4.68%) VMware Engineer
14 44 (4.58%) 3rd Line Support
15 43 (4.47%) Network Engineer
16 40 (4.16%) Infrastructure Manager
16 40 (4.16%) Support Analyst
17 39 (4.06%) Consultant
18 38 (3.95%) SCCM Engineer
18 38 (3.95%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (4.16%) Web Services
2 38 (3.95%) .NET
3 15 (1.56%) ASP.NET
4 10 (1.04%) .NET Framework
4 10 (1.04%) XML
5 9 (0.94%) HTML
5 9 (0.94%) WAP
6 8 (0.83%) Elastic Stack
7 7 (0.73%) Middleware
7 7 (0.73%) Software Packaging
7 7 (0.73%) XMPP
7 7 (0.73%) XSLT
8 6 (0.62%) JSON
9 5 (0.52%) 802.1X
10 4 (0.42%) CSS
10 4 (0.42%) YAML
11 3 (0.31%) ASP.NET Core
11 3 (0.31%) COM
11 3 (0.31%) WF
12 2 (0.21%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 190 (19.77%) Data Centre
2 105 (10.93%) Clustering
3 61 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (5.62%) Management Information System
5 39 (4.06%) PKI
6 37 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
7 35 (3.64%) Blackberry
7 35 (3.64%) Computer Science
8 33 (3.43%) Virtual Team
9 24 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
10 22 (2.29%) BYOD
10 22 (2.29%) Replication
11 21 (2.19%) EMC VNX
12 19 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
13 18 (1.87%) Hedge funds
13 18 (1.87%) Private Cloud
14 16 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
15 15 (1.56%) Fat Client
15 15 (1.56%) FMCG
15 15 (1.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 762 (79.29%) Windows
2 603 (62.75%) Windows Server
3 298 (31.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 225 (23.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 181 (18.83%) Linux
6 76 (7.91%) Unix
7 46 (4.79%) Windows 10
8 37 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 36 (3.75%) Windows 7
10 21 (2.19%) CentOS
10 21 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (1.56%) Mac OS X
12 13 (1.35%) Windows 8
13 12 (1.25%) Solaris
14 9 (0.94%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.73%) Windows XP
16 6 (0.62%) AIX
17 5 (0.52%) Data ONTAP
18 1 (0.10%) SUSE
18 1 (0.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (39.54%) ITIL
2 116 (12.07%) Change Management
3 92 (9.57%) Service Delivery
4 90 (9.37%) Migration
4 90 (9.37%) Service Management
5 77 (8.01%) Problem Management
5 77 (8.01%) Project Management
6 73 (7.60%) Disaster Recovery
7 70 (7.28%) Root Cause Analysis
8 69 (7.18%) Mentoring
9 67 (6.97%) Agile Software Development
10 64 (6.66%) Continuous Improvement
11 56 (5.83%) DevOps
12 55 (5.72%) ITIL V3
13 54 (5.62%) Configuration Management
14 52 (5.41%) Infrastructure Management
14 52 (5.41%) Kalman Filter
15 50 (5.20%) Proactive Monitoring
16 47 (4.89%) Identity Management
17 46 (4.79%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 392 (40.79%) PowerShell
2 249 (25.91%) SQL
3 30 (3.12%) C#
4 26 (2.71%) Python
5 25 (2.60%) Java
6 19 (1.98%) T-SQL
7 18 (1.87%) VBScript
8 17 (1.77%) VB
9 16 (1.66%) C
9 16 (1.66%) Perl
10 15 (1.56%) Ruby
11 13 (1.35%) Bash Shell
12 12 (1.25%) C++
13 9 (0.94%) JavaScript
14 8 (0.83%) Korn
15 7 (0.73%) VBA
16 6 (0.62%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.42%) PHP
18 2 (0.21%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 234 (24.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 157 (16.34%) MCSE
3 99 (10.30%) MCSA
4 84 (8.74%) Degree
5 59 (6.14%) Security Cleared
6 49 (5.10%) Cisco Certification
7 46 (4.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 43 (4.47%) MCITP
9 34 (3.54%) CCNA
10 27 (2.81%) SC Cleared
11 20 (2.08%) DV Cleared
12 18 (1.87%) CCNP
12 18 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
12 18 (1.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 17 (1.77%) MCP
14 16 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
14 16 (1.66%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 13 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
16 11 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
16 11 (1.14%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (5.62%) SLA
2 17 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 12 (1.25%) PMO
5 10 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (0.94%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.83%) GDPR
8 6 (0.62%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.52%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.31%) GCP
10 3 (0.31%) QA
11 1 (0.10%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.10%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 646 (67.22%) Active Directory
2 291 (30.28%) Hyper-V
3 275 (28.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 155 (16.13%) VMware ESXi
5 119 (12.38%) XenApp
6 72 (7.49%) vSphere
7 67 (6.97%) XenDesktop
8 59 (6.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 28 (2.91%) Terminal Services
9 28 (2.91%) Virtual Servers
10 26 (2.71%) Firmware
10 26 (2.71%) XenServer
11 21 (2.19%) Virtual Desktop
12 18 (1.87%) ISA Server
12 18 (1.87%) KVM
13 17 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
14 16 (1.66%) BitLocker
15 15 (1.56%) Docker
16 10 (1.04%) DFS Replication
16 10 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 591 (61.50%) SCCM
2 89 (9.26%) Nagios
3 82 (8.53%) SCVMM
4 71 (7.39%) Puppet
5 67 (6.97%) WSUS
6 62 (6.45%) SCOrch
7 46 (4.79%) Opscode Chef
8 45 (4.68%) SCDPM
9 44 (4.58%) Microsoft Clustering
10 38 (3.95%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 34 (3.54%) EdgeSight
11 34 (3.54%) SCSM
12 31 (3.23%) Backup Exec
13 26 (2.71%) Failover Clustering
14 25 (2.60%) vCenter Server
15 24 (2.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 22 (2.29%) Ansible
16 22 (2.29%) NetBackup
17 20 (2.08%) Terraform
18 18 (1.87%) Simpana
Vendors
1 595 (61.91%) Microsoft
2 504 (52.45%) VMware
3 222 (23.10%) Cisco
4 215 (22.37%) Citrix
5 147 (15.30%) HP
6 108 (11.24%) SolarWinds
7 95 (9.89%) NetApp
8 80 (8.32%) Dell
9 54 (5.62%) CommVault
10 53 (5.52%) Symantec
11 45 (4.68%) EMC
12 41 (4.27%) Red Hat
13 34 (3.54%) Juniper
14 33 (3.43%) Palo Alto
15 32 (3.33%) EqualLogic
15 32 (3.33%) Veeam
16 30 (3.12%) Hitachi
17 27 (2.81%) CheckPoint
17 27 (2.81%) Dell Compellent
17 27 (2.81%) McAfee