Period
to 14 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Systems Management Server (SMS) skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Systems Management Server (SMS) over the 6 months to 14 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
UK
6 months to
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 908 869 1029
Rank change year-on-year -39 +160 -146
Permanent jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 24 10 84
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.012% 0.058%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.14% 0.085% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 21 8 65
10th Percentile " £24,325 £24,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £25,000 £28,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £27,500 £32,500
Median % change year-on-year +100.00% -15.38% -7.14%
75th Percentile £60,000 £34,375 £55,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £59,875 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £37,500 £35,250
% change year-on-year +46.67% +6.38% +0.71%

Systems Management Server (SMS) 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 16,613 11,704 18,300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.51% 14.00% 12.74%
Number of salaries quoted 11,917 9,374 14,210
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £62,500 £58,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +6.84% +6.36%
75th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Systems Management Server (SMS) as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Management Server (SMS) in the UK

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS).

Salary trend for Systems Management Server (SMS) in the UK

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) over the 6 months to 14 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Systems Management Server (SMS) in the UK

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) within the UK over the 6 months to 14 June 2021. 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 -33 24 £55,000 +120.00% 3
UK excluding London -32 18 £55,000 +46.67% 4
Midlands - 8 £57,500 - 1
London -30 6 £52,500 +110.00%
North of England -44 6 £40,000 -54.29% 1
East Midlands - 6 £55,000 -
North West - 6 £40,000 - 1
South East - 4 £60,000 -
West Midlands - 2 £63,750 - 1
Work from Home - 2 £63,750 - 1

For the 6 months to 14 June 2021, IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 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 Systems Management Server (SMS).

1 19 (79.17%) Windows
2 18 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 17 (70.83%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (62.50%) SQL Server
5 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
5 13 (54.17%) Social Skills
6 11 (45.83%) Linux
7 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
7 10 (41.67%) QA
8 9 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (37.50%) Dynamics NAV
8 9 (37.50%) Workflow
8 9 (37.50%) PCI DSS
8 9 (37.50%) CentOS
8 9 (37.50%) OWASP
8 9 (37.50%) TeamCity
8 9 (37.50%) Git (software)
8 9 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (37.50%) Puppet
8 9 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (37.50%) Change Management
8 9 (37.50%) IIS
8 9 (37.50%) .NET
8 9 (37.50%) C#
8 9 (37.50%) AIX
8 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
8 9 (37.50%) ASP.NET
8 9 (37.50%) Quadient
8 9 (37.50%) Push Notifications
8 9 (37.50%) Proactive Monitoring

Systems Management Server (SMS)
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 9 (37.50%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) Confluence
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
1 6 (25.00%) Firewall
2 3 (12.50%) DHCP
2 3 (12.50%) DNS
3 2 (8.33%) VoIP
4 1 (4.17%) 2G
4 1 (4.17%) 3G
4 1 (4.17%) 4G
4 1 (4.17%) GSM
4 1 (4.17%) INAP
4 1 (4.17%) ISUP
4 1 (4.17%) LTE
4 1 (4.17%) Packet Switching
4 1 (4.17%) RTP
4 1 (4.17%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (4.17%) SS7
4 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.17%) UMTS
4 1 (4.17%) VoLTE
4 1 (4.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (4.17%) MySQL
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Git (software)
1 9 (37.50%) Octopus Deploy
1 9 (37.50%) TeamCity
2 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (8.33%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 13 (54.17%) Social Skills
2 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (16.67%) Documentation Skills
4 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 2 (8.33%) Finance
6 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 6 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support
2 6 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
2 6 (25.00%) IT Support
2 6 (25.00%) IT Support Specialist
2 6 (25.00%) Support Specialist
3 3 (12.50%) Administrator
3 3 (12.50%) Wintel Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Campaign Executive
4 2 (8.33%) Senior DevOps
4 2 (8.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Email Executive
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Programme Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Technical Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Programme Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) .NET
1 9 (37.50%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.33%) HTML
2 2 (8.33%) HTML5
3 1 (4.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.50%) Replication
3 1 (4.17%) IVR
3 1 (4.17%) SCADA
3 1 (4.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (79.17%) Windows
2 18 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (45.83%) Linux
4 9 (37.50%) AIX
4 9 (37.50%) CentOS
5 6 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
7 1 (4.17%) Mac OS
7 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) Problem-Solving
2 9 (37.50%) Change Management
2 9 (37.50%) DevOps
2 9 (37.50%) OWASP
2 9 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
2 9 (37.50%) Proactive Monitoring
2 9 (37.50%) Push Notifications
2 9 (37.50%) Workflow
3 6 (25.00%) ITIL
4 3 (12.50%) Business Continuity
4 3 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 3 (12.50%) Migration
4 3 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (12.50%) Server Management
4 3 (12.50%) Storage Management
5 2 (8.33%) People Management
5 2 (8.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) C#
2 6 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.50%) VB
3 3 (12.50%) VBScript
4 1 (4.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
1 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (41.67%) QA
2 9 (37.50%) PCI DSS
3 3 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (37.50%) Puppet
2 6 (25.00%) vRealize
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (12.50%) WSUS
4 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 9 (37.50%) Quadient
3 6 (25.00%) Blue Coat
3 6 (25.00%) CA
3 6 (25.00%) Cisco
3 6 (25.00%) LogRhythm
3 6 (25.00%) McAfee
3 6 (25.00%) ServiceNow
3 6 (25.00%) Tripwire
4 4 (16.67%) Citrix
5 3 (12.50%) Dell
5 3 (12.50%) HP
5 3 (12.50%) IBM
5 3 (12.50%) Sun
5 3 (12.50%) Veritas
5 3 (12.50%) VMware
6 1 (4.17%) Bloomberg
6 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.17%) Empirix
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle