Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 847 1088 1118
Rank change year-on-year +241 +30 -44
Permanent jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 312 85 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.048% 0.080%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.03% 0.56% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 306 71 128
UK median annual salary £34,000 £45,000 £41,660
Median salary % change year-on-year -24.44% +8.02% +19.03%
10th Percentile £21,500 £22,000 £24,888
90th Percentile £47,500 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,000 £32,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +1.54% -9.72% +20.00%

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 15,332 15,205 16,080
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.85% 8.55% 7.83%
Number of salaries quoted 12,525 12,311 13,187
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.53%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% +4.65% +4.88%

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS).

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

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 15 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 17 January 2018. 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 +197 272 £33,000 -26.67% 54
UK excluding London +214 258 £33,000 +1.54% 39
North of England +83 85 £31,000 +24.00% 11
South East +54 52 £32,500 +44.44% 8
North East +29 49 £27,500 -15.38% 5
London +39 47 £35,000 -26.32% 18
South West - 31 £31,750 - 3
Midlands +32 30 £34,500 -34.29% 9
East of England +36 28 £35,000 -22.22% 5
Scotland -5 25 £37,750 +16.15% 3
North West +16 21 £36,250 +29.46% 3
East Midlands +29 16 £36,250 -30.95% 5
Yorkshire +36 15 £35,000 +40.00% 3
West Midlands +19 14 £34,000 -45.60% 4
Wales - 8 £37,250 -

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 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 Systems Management Server (SMS).

1 215 (68.91%) Microsoft
2 115 (36.86%) Windows
3 106 (33.97%) SQL Server
4 103 (33.01%) Active Directory
5 97 (31.09%) SQL
6 63 (20.19%) .NET
6 63 (20.19%) C#
6 63 (20.19%) Microsoft Office
7 60 (19.23%) Windows Server
8 57 (18.27%) MS Exchange
9 50 (16.03%) VMware
10 47 (15.06%) JavaScript
11 46 (14.74%) HTML
11 46 (14.74%) Microsoft Certification
12 43 (13.78%) ITIL
13 41 (13.14%) CSS
13 41 (13.14%) Business Intelligence
14 37 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
15 34 (10.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 32 (10.26%) Microsoft Excel
16 32 (10.26%) Firewall
17 31 (9.94%) ASP.NET
18 30 (9.62%) DNS
19 29 (9.29%) DHCP
19 29 (9.29%) VMware Infrastructure
20 28 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure
20 28 (8.97%) Cisco
20 28 (8.97%) SAN
20 28 (8.97%) Office 365
21 27 (8.65%) Analytical Skills

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 57 (18.27%) MS Exchange
2 20 (6.41%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.85%) Skype for Business
4 10 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (3.21%) IIS
5 9 (2.88%) CMS
6 8 (2.56%) WordPress
7 5 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.60%) Umbraco
8 4 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.28%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.28%) SAS
9 3 (0.96%) Drupal
9 3 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.64%) JBoss
10 2 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 63 (20.19%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (10.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.56%) Photoshop
4 7 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (1.92%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.64%) SPSS
8 1 (0.32%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.32%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 3 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.64%) Changepoint
2 2 (0.64%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.32%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.32%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 28 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure
1 28 (8.97%) Office 365
2 12 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.28%) SaaS
4 3 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.64%) PaaS
6 1 (0.32%) GitHub
6 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.32%) IaaS
6 1 (0.32%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 32 (10.26%) Firewall
2 30 (9.62%) DNS
3 29 (9.29%) DHCP
4 28 (8.97%) SAN
5 24 (7.69%) VPN
6 20 (6.41%) WAN
7 19 (6.09%) LAN
7 19 (6.09%) TCP/IP
8 12 (3.85%) SNMP
9 11 (3.53%) IPFIX
9 11 (3.53%) SMTP
10 10 (3.21%) Internet
10 10 (3.21%) Skype
10 10 (3.21%) VLAN
11 9 (2.88%) NAS
12 7 (2.24%) Intrusion Detection
12 7 (2.24%) Network Security
13 5 (1.60%) VoIP
14 4 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (1.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (33.97%) SQL Server
2 34 (10.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (7.05%) Relational Database
5 20 (6.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (3.85%) Power BI
7 11 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (2.88%) Crystal Reports
8 9 (2.88%) RDBMS
9 7 (2.24%) MySQL
9 7 (2.24%) QlikView
10 6 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.60%) OLAP
12 4 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.96%) Big Data
13 3 (0.96%) MS Access
13 3 (0.96%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 25 (8.01%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.60%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.28%) JIRA
3 4 (1.28%) Subversion
4 3 (0.96%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (0.96%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.96%) Selenium
4 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (0.96%) Zephyr
5 2 (0.64%) Grunt
5 2 (0.64%) gulp
5 2 (0.64%) Toad
5 2 (0.64%) Visual Studio Code
6 1 (0.32%) ERwin
6 1 (0.32%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.32%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.32%) Protractor
6 1 (0.32%) tSQLt
General
1 16 (5.13%) Finance
2 12 (3.85%) Marketing
3 6 (1.92%) Banking
4 4 (1.28%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.32%) Advertising
5 1 (0.32%) Back Office
5 1 (0.32%) Billing
5 1 (0.32%) Games
5 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.32%) Law
5 1 (0.32%) Retail
5 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.32%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 71 (22.76%) Developer
2 60 (19.23%) Analyst
3 25 (8.01%) IT Support
4 23 (7.37%) .NET Developer
5 21 (6.73%) C# Developer
6 20 (6.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 19 (6.09%) Software Developer
7 19 (6.09%) Support Engineer
7 19 (6.09%) Technical Support
8 17 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support
9 16 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
10 15 (4.81%) Service Analyst
11 14 (4.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 13 (4.17%) IT Technician
13 12 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
13 12 (3.85%) Administrator
13 12 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
14 11 (3.53%) Support Analyst
14 11 (3.53%) Support Technician
14 11 (3.53%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (20.19%) .NET
2 46 (14.74%) HTML
3 41 (13.14%) CSS
4 31 (9.94%) ASP.NET
5 20 (6.41%) .NET Framework
6 18 (5.77%) HTML5
6 18 (5.77%) jQuery
7 16 (5.13%) AngularJS
8 15 (4.81%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (4.49%) Entity Framework
9 14 (4.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 12 (3.85%) Ajax
10 12 (3.85%) CSS3
11 9 (2.88%) Web Services
12 8 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 8 (2.56%) Sass
13 7 (2.24%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (2.24%) DOM
13 7 (2.24%) XML
14 6 (1.92%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.81%) Computer Science
3 13 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.21%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.60%) Driving Licence
5 5 (1.60%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.28%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.28%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.28%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.28%) HP Storage
6 4 (1.28%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.28%) User Experience
7 3 (0.96%) Algorithms
7 3 (0.96%) Animation
7 3 (0.96%) Clustering
7 3 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (0.96%) Social Media
8 2 (0.64%) BYOD
8 2 (0.64%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 115 (36.86%) Windows
2 60 (19.23%) Windows Server
3 26 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 25 (8.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (5.45%) Linux
7 13 (4.17%) Windows 10
8 10 (3.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.92%) Android
10 5 (1.60%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.28%) Unix
11 4 (1.28%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.96%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.96%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (13.78%) ITIL
2 41 (13.14%) Business Intelligence
3 37 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (8.65%) MVC
5 20 (6.41%) Project Management
6 17 (5.45%) Service Management
7 15 (4.81%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (4.81%) Web Development
8 13 (4.17%) Change Management
8 13 (4.17%) Data Analysis
8 13 (4.17%) Incident Management
8 13 (4.17%) OO
9 12 (3.85%) ETL
9 12 (3.85%) Service Delivery
10 11 (3.53%) Analytics
11 10 (3.21%) CRM
11 10 (3.21%) Mathematics
11 10 (3.21%) Software Engineering
12 9 (2.88%) Scrum
12 9 (2.88%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 97 (31.09%) SQL
2 63 (20.19%) C#
3 47 (15.06%) JavaScript
4 26 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 17 (5.45%) PowerShell
6 12 (3.85%) VB
7 10 (3.21%) VB.NET
8 8 (2.56%) Python
9 7 (2.24%) Perl
9 7 (2.24%) PHP
10 6 (1.92%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.28%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.28%) Java
11 4 (1.28%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.28%) VBA
12 3 (0.96%) C++
12 3 (0.96%) Julia
12 3 (0.96%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.64%) ES6
13 2 (0.64%) R
Qualifications
1 46 (14.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (8.65%) Degree
3 17 (5.45%) MCSE
4 9 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (2.56%) A+ Certification
5 8 (2.56%) CISSP
5 8 (2.56%) MCITP
6 7 (2.24%) CEH
6 7 (2.24%) OCA
6 7 (2.24%) Oracle Certification
6 7 (2.24%) SANS
7 5 (1.60%) MCP
8 3 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.96%) MCTS
9 2 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.64%) MCSA
9 2 (0.64%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.64%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.32%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.13%) SLA
2 6 (1.92%) QA
3 4 (1.28%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.96%) PMO
5 1 (0.32%) GDPR
5 1 (0.32%) GxP
5 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 103 (33.01%) Active Directory
2 29 (9.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (6.41%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.24%) Snort
5 6 (1.92%) vSphere
6 4 (1.28%) ISA Server
6 4 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.96%) vCloud
7 3 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.64%) Docker
8 2 (0.64%) XenApp
8 2 (0.64%) XenServer
9 1 (0.32%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (4.17%) SCCM
2 12 (3.85%) SCOM
3 7 (2.24%) RSA enVision
4 6 (1.92%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.96%) vCenter Server
5 3 (0.96%) WSUS
6 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.32%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.32%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 215 (68.91%) Microsoft
2 50 (16.03%) VMware
3 28 (8.97%) Cisco
4 25 (8.01%) Citrix
5 22 (7.05%) HP
6 11 (3.53%) Tableau
7 8 (2.56%) Sophos
7 8 (2.56%) Symantec
8 7 (2.24%) Dell
8 7 (2.24%) Google
8 7 (2.24%) Palo Alto
8 7 (2.24%) Qualys
8 7 (2.24%) Sourcefire
8 7 (2.24%) Veeam
8 7 (2.24%) Xamarin
9 6 (1.92%) Oracle
9 6 (1.92%) SAP
10 5 (1.60%) Apple
11 4 (1.28%) Lotus
11 4 (1.28%) Remedy