Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 904 902 1168
Rank change year-on-year -2 +266 -4
Permanent jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 244 288 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.17% 0.037%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.41% 1.83% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 221 273 56
UK median annual salary £35,000 £34,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.45% -23.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £52,500 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £34,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% -24.44% +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 17,284 15,740 17,035
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.57% 9.03% 8.92%
Number of salaries quoted 13,680 12,862 13,761
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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
UK excluding London -6 196 £35,000 +2.94% 2
England -38 194 £35,000 +2.94% 5
North of England +30 48 £29,500 -4.07% 2
Midlands +39 39 £44,250 +36.15%
London +2 36 £30,905 -14.75% 3
South East -6 30 £35,000 +3.70%
East of England +22 29 £35,000 -
North West +16 26 £29,000 -22.67% 2
Scotland +9 26 £37,500 -
West Midlands +33 21 £40,000 +23.08%
East Midlands +12 18 £47,500 +35.71%
Yorkshire +21 13 £32,500 -2.99%
Wales +1 12 £28,000 -26.32%
South West -9 12 £35,000 +16.67%
North East -30 9 £32,500 +23.81%

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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).

1 165 (67.62%) Microsoft
2 108 (44.26%) Windows
3 89 (36.48%) SQL
4 88 (36.07%) Active Directory
5 79 (32.38%) Microsoft Office
6 74 (30.33%) SQL Server
7 49 (20.08%) Microsoft Excel
8 48 (19.67%) Business Intelligence
9 47 (19.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 42 (17.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 42 (17.21%) Windows Server
11 39 (15.98%) VMware
12 37 (15.16%) ITIL
12 37 (15.16%) Office 365
12 37 (15.16%) Windows 10
13 36 (14.75%) Windows 7
13 36 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
14 34 (13.93%) .NET
15 33 (13.52%) Microsoft Azure
16 31 (12.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 30 (12.30%) Cisco
18 28 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
18 28 (11.48%) Finance
18 28 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
19 27 (11.07%) MS Exchange
20 26 (10.66%) C#
20 26 (10.66%) T-SQL
20 26 (10.66%) Problem-Solving
21 24 (9.84%) Power BI
21 24 (9.84%) PowerShell

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 27 (11.07%) MS Exchange
2 21 (8.61%) SharePoint
3 11 (4.51%) IIS
4 6 (2.46%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.64%) CMS
5 4 (1.64%) IBM Notes
5 4 (1.64%) Sitefinity
6 3 (1.23%) Apache
6 3 (1.23%) Confluence
6 3 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.23%) MediaWiki
7 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.82%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.82%) JBoss
7 2 (0.82%) nginx
8 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.41%) GroupWise
8 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.41%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 79 (32.38%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (20.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (7.38%) Microsoft Project
4 16 (6.56%) MS Visio
5 15 (6.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (1.64%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.41%) CATIA
7 1 (0.41%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 6 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.64%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.82%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.82%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.41%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.41%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 37 (15.16%) Office 365
2 33 (13.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.28%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (1.23%) Google Analytics
5 3 (1.23%) SaaS
6 2 (0.82%) IaaS
7 1 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.41%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.41%) npm
7 1 (0.41%) NuGet
7 1 (0.41%) PaaS
7 1 (0.41%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.74%) DHCP
2 13 (5.33%) DNS
2 13 (5.33%) Remote Desktop
3 12 (4.92%) Firewall
3 12 (4.92%) LAN
3 12 (4.92%) VPN
4 11 (4.51%) VoIP
4 11 (4.51%) WebEx
5 10 (4.10%) TCP/IP
6 9 (3.69%) Internet
7 8 (3.28%) SAN
7 8 (3.28%) WAN
8 7 (2.87%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (2.87%) Skype
8 7 (2.87%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.64%) DAB
9 4 (1.64%) VLAN
10 3 (1.23%) MPLS
10 3 (1.23%) WLAN
11 2 (0.82%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (30.33%) SQL Server
2 47 (19.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 42 (17.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 31 (12.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 24 (9.84%) Power BI
6 17 (6.97%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (6.56%) MS Access
8 12 (4.92%) Crystal Reports
8 12 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (4.51%) MySQL
10 8 (3.28%) QlikView
10 8 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (2.87%) SQL Server 2014
12 5 (2.05%) OLAP
12 5 (2.05%) Relational Database
13 3 (1.23%) Biml
13 3 (1.23%) SSDT
14 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
14 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 14 (5.74%) JIRA
1 14 (5.74%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.46%) InstallShield
2 6 (2.46%) MSI
3 5 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.64%) Dreamweaver
4 4 (1.64%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.64%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.82%) VersionOne
6 1 (0.41%) gulp
6 1 (0.41%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.41%) jspm
6 1 (0.41%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.41%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.41%) Subversion
6 1 (0.41%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio Code
6 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 28 (11.48%) Finance
2 9 (3.69%) Marketing
3 7 (2.87%) Banking
4 4 (1.64%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.23%) Back Office
6 2 (0.82%) Games
6 2 (0.82%) Legal
6 2 (0.82%) Local Government
6 2 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.82%) Retail
7 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.41%) Automotive
7 1 (0.41%) Front Office
7 1 (0.41%) Korean Language
7 1 (0.41%) Law
7 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (22.13%) Developer
2 43 (17.62%) Analyst
3 27 (11.07%) IT Support
4 22 (9.02%) Technical Support
5 21 (8.61%) Support Engineer
6 19 (7.79%) Desktop Support
7 17 (6.97%) SQL Developer
8 13 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support
8 13 (5.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 11 (4.51%) IT Engineer
10 10 (4.10%) Data Analyst
10 10 (4.10%) IT Analyst
11 9 (3.69%) Consultant
12 8 (3.28%) .NET Developer
12 8 (3.28%) IT Support Engineer
12 8 (3.28%) Support Analyst
12 8 (3.28%) Technical Support Engineer
13 7 (2.87%) Service Analyst
13 7 (2.87%) Service Desk Analyst
13 7 (2.87%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (13.93%) .NET
2 15 (6.15%) HTML
3 14 (5.74%) CSS
4 12 (4.92%) .NET Framework
4 12 (4.92%) ASP.NET
5 10 (4.10%) XML
6 9 (3.69%) HTML5
6 9 (3.69%) Web Services
7 5 (2.05%) jQuery
7 5 (2.05%) MDX
7 5 (2.05%) REST
7 5 (2.05%) SOAP
8 4 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (1.64%) Entity Framework
8 4 (1.64%) JSON
8 4 (1.64%) LINQ
8 4 (1.64%) RESTful
8 4 (1.64%) XHTML
9 3 (1.23%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.97%) Data Centre
2 17 (6.97%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.28%) Blackberry
4 6 (2.46%) Equities
4 6 (2.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (2.46%) SWIFT
5 5 (2.05%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.64%) iPad
7 3 (1.23%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.23%) User Experience
8 2 (0.82%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.82%) Clustering
8 2 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.82%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.41%) AS400
9 1 (0.41%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.41%) Pharmacovigilance
9 1 (0.41%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 108 (44.26%) Windows
2 42 (17.21%) Windows Server
3 37 (15.16%) Windows 10
4 36 (14.75%) Windows 7
5 21 (8.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (6.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (6.15%) Windows XP
7 14 (5.74%) Android
7 14 (5.74%) Linux
8 8 (3.28%) Mac OS
8 8 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.05%) Apple iOS
9 5 (2.05%) Windows 2000
10 4 (1.64%) Mac OS X
10 4 (1.64%) Unix
11 3 (1.23%) CentOS
11 3 (1.23%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.41%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (19.67%) Business Intelligence
2 37 (15.16%) ITIL
3 36 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (10.66%) Problem-Solving
5 23 (9.43%) Project Management
6 22 (9.02%) ETL
7 16 (6.56%) Customer Requirements
7 16 (6.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (6.15%) Service Delivery
9 14 (5.74%) ITSM
9 14 (5.74%) Validation
10 13 (5.33%) Change Management
10 13 (5.33%) MVC
11 12 (4.92%) Problem Management
11 12 (4.92%) Scrum
12 11 (4.51%) PRINCE2
13 10 (4.10%) Data Analysis
13 10 (4.10%) Migration
13 10 (4.10%) SDLC
13 10 (4.10%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 89 (36.48%) SQL
2 26 (10.66%) C#
2 26 (10.66%) T-SQL
3 24 (9.84%) PowerShell
4 14 (5.74%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.10%) VBA
6 8 (3.28%) VBScript
7 7 (2.87%) VB
8 6 (2.46%) VB.NET
9 5 (2.05%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 3 (1.23%) Perl
10 3 (1.23%) Python
11 2 (0.82%) Java
11 2 (0.82%) PHP
11 2 (0.82%) Ruby
11 2 (0.82%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.41%) Julia
12 1 (0.41%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 28 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (7.38%) Degree
3 10 (4.10%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (4.10%) MCP
3 10 (4.10%) MCSE
4 9 (3.69%) CCNA
4 9 (3.69%) MCSA
5 7 (2.87%) A+ Certification
5 7 (2.87%) MCTS
6 6 (2.46%) CFA
6 6 (2.46%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.46%) Security Cleared
7 5 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.82%) MCSD
9 2 (0.82%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.82%) PMP
10 1 (0.41%) CCNP
10 1 (0.41%) CISSP
10 1 (0.41%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.51%) SLA
2 7 (2.87%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.05%) QA
4 4 (1.64%) PMO
5 3 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.23%) P3O
6 2 (0.82%) GDPR
6 2 (0.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 88 (36.07%) Active Directory
2 20 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (6.15%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.46%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.23%) Docker
5 3 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.82%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.41%) Firmware
7 1 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.41%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.41%) vSphere
7 1 (0.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (8.20%) SCCM
2 4 (1.64%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (1.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (1.64%) SCOM
2 4 (1.64%) ServiceCenter
3 3 (1.23%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.23%) WSUS
4 2 (0.82%) Nagios
4 2 (0.82%) Rancher
5 1 (0.41%) CFEngine
5 1 (0.41%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.41%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.41%) OpenVAS
5 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.41%) SCSM
5 1 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 165 (67.62%) Microsoft
2 39 (15.98%) VMware
3 30 (12.30%) Cisco
4 14 (5.74%) Oracle
5 11 (4.51%) Bomgar
5 11 (4.51%) Citrix
5 11 (4.51%) HP
5 11 (4.51%) Tableau
6 9 (3.69%) Cognos
7 6 (2.46%) Apple
7 6 (2.46%) Lotus
8 4 (1.64%) Adobe
8 4 (1.64%) Alteryx
8 4 (1.64%) Google
8 4 (1.64%) Ivanti
8 4 (1.64%) MobileIron
8 4 (1.64%) NetApp
8 4 (1.64%) Peregrine
8 4 (1.64%) Remedy
8 4 (1.64%) ServiceNow