Period
to 28 March 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 28 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 547 614 563
Rank change year-on-year +67 -51 -41
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 504 568 834
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.38% 0.47%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.27% 3.25% 4.87%
Number of salaries quoted 344 354 693
Median annual salary £55,000 £48,250 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.99% +1.58% +3.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -3.41%

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 15,391 17,458 17,110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.96% 11.78% 9.71%
Number of salaries quoted 11,848 13,613 13,680
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +6.48% +2.86%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 28 March 2020.

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 28 March 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 +39 463 £55,000 +10.00% 57
UK excluding London +110 346 £50,000 +11.11% 38
London +27 140 £60,000 +9.09% 20
Midlands +102 116 £40,000 -11.11% 6
South East +67 116 £55,000 +4.76% 11
West Midlands +66 83 £40,000 -11.11% 3
North of England +65 47 £52,500 +61.54% 16
South West +36 36 £55,000 -4.35% 4
East Midlands +54 33 £27,250 -27.33% 3
North West +55 28 £55,000 +69.23% 4
Yorkshire +23 17 £52,500 +50.00% 8
Wales -3 12 £38,500 +3.36%
Work from Home +11 11 £75,000 +66.67% 2
East of England +5 9 £60,000 +37.14% 1
Scotland +43 8 £45,000 +31.27% 1
Northern Ireland +17 2 - -
North East -1 2 £57,500 +91.67% 4

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 398 (78.97%) Windows
2 353 (70.04%) SCCM
3 327 (64.88%) Active Directory
4 310 (61.51%) Microsoft
5 294 (58.33%) VMware
6 220 (43.65%) Azure
7 204 (40.48%) VMware Infrastructure
8 203 (40.28%) Windows Server
9 168 (33.33%) PowerShell
10 166 (32.94%) ITIL
11 163 (32.34%) Office 365
12 158 (31.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 151 (29.96%) Data Centre
14 146 (28.97%) Citrix
15 141 (27.98%) DNS
16 135 (26.79%) Finance
17 134 (26.59%) Linux
18 108 (21.43%) SQL
18 108 (21.43%) Cisco
19 107 (21.23%) Security Cleared
20 105 (20.83%) Hyper-V
21 98 (19.44%) AWS
22 83 (16.47%) HP
23 79 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
24 77 (15.28%) XenApp
24 77 (15.28%) Windows 10
25 76 (15.08%) DHCP
25 76 (15.08%) NetApp
26 69 (13.69%) Firewall
27 68 (13.49%) SQL Server

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 63 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 58 (11.51%) MS Exchange
3 27 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (3.77%) Confluence
5 13 (2.58%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (2.38%) IIS
6 12 (2.38%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.39%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.40%) Apache
11 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 35 (6.94%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.60%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.20%) Abaqus
Business Applications
1 6 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 220 (43.65%) Azure
2 163 (32.34%) Office 365
3 98 (19.44%) AWS
4 30 (5.95%) Azure Active Directory
5 25 (4.96%) IaaS
6 23 (4.56%) SaaS
7 20 (3.97%) Akamai
8 15 (2.98%) OneDrive
9 12 (2.38%) Datadog
9 12 (2.38%) Serverless
10 11 (2.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 11 (2.18%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (2.18%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (2.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 10 (1.98%) Amazon ECS
11 10 (1.98%) AWS Lambda
11 10 (1.98%) Azure Stack
11 10 (1.98%) PaaS
12 6 (1.19%) Power Platform
13 3 (0.60%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 141 (27.98%) DNS
2 76 (15.08%) DHCP
3 69 (13.69%) Firewall
4 57 (11.31%) SAN
5 53 (10.52%) WAN
6 43 (8.53%) LAN
7 37 (7.34%) TCP/IP
8 34 (6.75%) NetScaler
9 31 (6.15%) Internet
10 28 (5.56%) VPN
11 22 (4.37%) VSAN
12 18 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
12 18 (3.57%) NAS
13 11 (2.18%) Skype
14 7 (1.39%) IPsec
15 6 (1.19%) DMZ
15 6 (1.19%) FTP
15 6 (1.19%) VLAN
16 5 (0.99%) HSRP
16 5 (0.99%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (13.49%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (3.77%) SQL Server 2016
4 12 (2.38%) MySQL
5 11 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (1.19%) Power BI
9 5 (0.99%) UniData
10 3 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.20%) DB2
12 1 (0.20%) GIS
12 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 29 (5.75%) JIRA
2 9 (1.79%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.79%) TestRail
3 4 (0.79%) Zephyr
4 3 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.40%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.40%) Jenkins
General
1 135 (26.79%) Finance
2 67 (13.29%) Retail
3 46 (9.13%) Public Sector
4 37 (7.34%) Banking
5 26 (5.16%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.39%) Advertising
6 7 (1.39%) Back Office
7 5 (0.99%) Fire and Rescue
7 5 (0.99%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.99%) Marketing
7 5 (0.99%) Police
8 3 (0.60%) Electronics
8 3 (0.60%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.40%) Czech Language
10 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.20%) French Language
10 1 (0.20%) German Language
10 1 (0.20%) Local Government
10 1 (0.20%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 117 (23.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 70 (13.89%) Administrator
3 64 (12.70%) Systems Administrator
4 42 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 38 (7.54%) Analyst
5 38 (7.54%) Consultant
6 35 (6.94%) Windows Engineer
7 33 (6.55%) Systems Engineer
8 31 (6.15%) IT Engineer
9 27 (5.36%) Server Engineer
10 26 (5.16%) NOC Engineer
10 26 (5.16%) Senior Systems Administrator
11 25 (4.96%) Technical Consultant
12 24 (4.76%) Data Centre Consultant
13 23 (4.56%) Data Consultant
14 22 (4.37%) IT Support
14 22 (4.37%) Windows Administrator
14 22 (4.37%) Windows Systems Administrator
15 21 (4.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 20 (3.97%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.77%) Sensu
2 10 (1.98%) JSON
3 6 (1.19%) LDAP
4 4 (0.79%) 802.1X
5 3 (0.60%) Web Services
6 2 (0.40%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.40%) XML
7 1 (0.20%) CSS
7 1 (0.20%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.20%) HTML
7 1 (0.20%) LAMP
7 1 (0.20%) MSMQ
7 1 (0.20%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.20%) Spring
7 1 (0.20%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 151 (29.96%) Data Centre
2 27 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (5.16%) Management Information System
4 24 (4.76%) PKI
5 22 (4.37%) Public Cloud
6 15 (2.98%) EMC VNX
6 15 (2.98%) Hedge funds
6 15 (2.98%) User Experience
7 14 (2.78%) Clustering
8 13 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (2.38%) Private Cloud
10 10 (1.98%) Enterprise Cloud
11 8 (1.59%) CMDB
11 8 (1.59%) Replication
12 6 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
14 4 (0.79%) Driving Licence
15 3 (0.60%) Fat Client
15 3 (0.60%) Thin Client
16 2 (0.40%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 398 (78.97%) Windows
2 203 (40.28%) Windows Server
3 134 (26.59%) Linux
4 77 (15.28%) Windows 10
5 66 (13.10%) Windows Server 2016
6 60 (11.90%) Unix
7 48 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 37 (7.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 35 (6.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (3.77%) Ubuntu
10 19 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (3.17%) Windows 7
11 16 (3.17%) Windows Server 2019
12 12 (2.38%) CentOS
13 10 (1.98%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.19%) AIX
15 5 (0.99%) HPUX
16 4 (0.79%) Solaris
17 3 (0.60%) Windows 8
18 1 (0.20%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (32.94%) ITIL
2 158 (31.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 79 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (11.31%) DevOps
5 51 (10.12%) Problem-Solving
6 49 (9.72%) Migration
7 48 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
8 45 (8.93%) Server Management
9 39 (7.74%) Problem Management
10 34 (6.75%) Proactive Monitoring
11 33 (6.55%) Service Delivery
11 33 (6.55%) Service Management
12 31 (6.15%) Configuration Management
12 31 (6.15%) Mentoring
13 30 (5.95%) Change Control
14 28 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
15 27 (5.36%) Infrastructure Management
15 27 (5.36%) Storage Management
16 26 (5.16%) Operational Acceptance Testing
17 24 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 168 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 108 (21.43%) SQL
3 24 (4.76%) C
4 15 (2.98%) Python
5 11 (2.18%) KiXtart
6 10 (1.98%) R
7 6 (1.19%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.19%) Perl
7 6 (1.19%) PHP
7 6 (1.19%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.40%) VB
9 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.20%) Go
9 1 (0.20%) Java
Qualifications
1 107 (21.23%) Security Cleared
2 67 (13.29%) SC Cleared
3 58 (11.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 55 (10.91%) DV Cleared
5 39 (7.74%) Degree
6 37 (7.34%) MCSE
7 24 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 23 (4.56%) Computer Science Degree
8 23 (4.56%) MCSA
9 20 (3.97%) ITIL Certification
10 16 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (2.78%) CCNA
12 12 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 11 (2.18%) ISTQB
14 9 (1.79%) CEH
14 9 (1.79%) ISEB
15 6 (1.19%) MCP
16 5 (0.99%) CCA
17 4 (0.79%) CCNP
18 3 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (13.10%) SLA
2 23 (4.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 13 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.98%) GDPR
5 8 (1.59%) PCI DSS
6 7 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.40%) QA
8 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 327 (64.88%) Active Directory
2 204 (40.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (20.83%) Hyper-V
4 77 (15.28%) XenApp
5 62 (12.30%) vSphere
6 55 (10.91%) VMware ESXi
7 52 (10.32%) XenDesktop
8 23 (4.56%) Microsoft App-V
9 22 (4.37%) Terminal Server
10 19 (3.77%) VMware NSX
11 9 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
11 9 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
12 8 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
13 7 (1.39%) iptables
13 7 (1.39%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.79%) DFS Replication
14 4 (0.79%) Docker
14 4 (0.79%) Forefront TMG
14 4 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
15 2 (0.40%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 353 (70.04%) SCCM
2 54 (10.71%) SCVMM
2 54 (10.71%) WSUS
3 47 (9.33%) Nagios
4 39 (7.74%) SCOrch
5 36 (7.14%) Microsoft Intune
6 30 (5.95%) McAfee ePO
7 27 (5.36%) Cisco Prime
8 24 (4.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 24 (4.76%) vRealize
9 19 (3.77%) Automic
9 19 (3.77%) Grafana
9 19 (3.77%) NetBackup
9 19 (3.77%) vCenter Server
10 18 (3.57%) EMC NetWorker
11 16 (3.17%) Ansible
12 15 (2.98%) OpenView
12 15 (2.98%) PowerCLI
12 15 (2.98%) Terraform
13 13 (2.58%) Avamar
Vendors
1 310 (61.51%) Microsoft
2 294 (58.33%) VMware
3 146 (28.97%) Citrix
4 108 (21.43%) Cisco
5 83 (16.47%) HP
6 76 (15.08%) NetApp
7 65 (12.90%) EMC
8 57 (11.31%) McAfee
9 52 (10.32%) SolarWinds
10 50 (9.92%) Splunk
11 49 (9.72%) Dell
12 47 (9.33%) Red Hat
13 33 (6.55%) Juniper
14 29 (5.75%) Meraki
15 28 (5.56%) ServiceNow
16 20 (3.97%) AppDynamics
17 18 (3.57%) 3PAR
17 18 (3.57%) Oracle
17 18 (3.57%) Symantec
18 17 (3.37%) Google