Period
to 23 October 2017

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 23 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 893 1155 1150
Rank change year-on-year +262 -5 -41
Permanent jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 289 69 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.036% 0.076%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.86% 0.42% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 274 55 143
UK median annual salary £34,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.33% +12.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,000 £24,700
90th Percentile £52,500 £61,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -24.44% +20.00% +25.00%

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 15532 16422 16769
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.85% 8.66% 7.67%
Number of salaries quoted 12695 13267 13573
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +3.23%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 23 October 2017.

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 23 October 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 +263 253 £34,000 -24.44% 6
UK excluding London +210 221 £34,000 -24.44% 5
North of England +62 66 £30,750 -31.67% 1
London +56 65 £36,250 +20.83% 3
South East +82 41 £33,750 +46.74%
North East +45 30 £26,250 -41.67%
South West +46 29 £30,000 -35.83% 1
Midlands +35 29 £32,500 -38.10% 1
East of England +21 24 £35,000 -22.22%
Scotland +11 20 £37,500 +15.38% 2
North West - 20 £37,500 - 1
West Midlands +19 19 £32,500 -48.00%
Yorkshire +34 16 £33,500 +34.00%
Wales +26 13 £38,000 +90.00%
East Midlands +33 10 £35,000 -33.33% 1

For the 6 months to 23 October 2017, 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).

1 207 (71.63%) Microsoft
2 121 (41.87%) Windows
3 107 (37.02%) SQL Server
4 100 (34.60%) Active Directory
5 99 (34.26%) SQL
6 73 (25.26%) Microsoft Office
7 60 (20.76%) Windows Server
8 54 (18.69%) ITIL
9 52 (17.99%) C#
10 50 (17.30%) .NET
10 50 (17.30%) VMware
11 48 (16.61%) HTML
11 48 (16.61%) JavaScript
12 46 (15.92%) MS Exchange
13 40 (13.84%) CSS
14 39 (13.49%) SAN
15 36 (12.46%) Microsoft Certification
16 34 (11.76%) Cisco
17 33 (11.42%) DNS
17 33 (11.42%) Windows Server 2012
18 32 (11.07%) Microsoft Azure
18 32 (11.07%) VMware Infrastructure
19 31 (10.73%) DHCP
20 30 (10.38%) Degree
20 30 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
21 29 (10.03%) Office 365
21 29 (10.03%) Windows Server 2008
21 29 (10.03%) Agile Software Development
22 28 (9.69%) PowerShell
23 27 (9.34%) Business Intelligence

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 46 (15.92%) MS Exchange
2 27 (9.34%) SharePoint
3 21 (7.27%) IIS
4 10 (3.46%) CMS
5 9 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (3.11%) Skype for Business
6 8 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.73%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.73%) Umbraco
9 4 (1.38%) JBoss
9 4 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.04%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.69%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.69%) SAS
12 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 73 (25.26%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (7.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.42%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (2.42%) Photoshop
4 5 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.73%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.38%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.35%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.35%) SPSS
6 1 (0.35%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 12 (4.15%) Adobe Campaign
1 12 (4.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (3.81%) Eloqua
3 5 (1.73%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.04%) Changepoint
5 2 (0.69%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.35%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 32 (11.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (10.03%) Office 365
3 24 (8.30%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.42%) SaaS
5 6 (2.08%) IaaS
6 3 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.69%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.69%) GitHub
7 2 (0.69%) PaaS
8 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.35%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.35%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 39 (13.49%) SAN
2 33 (11.42%) DNS
3 31 (10.73%) DHCP
4 24 (8.30%) Firewall
5 19 (6.57%) NAS
6 16 (5.54%) VPN
7 14 (4.84%) LAN
7 14 (4.84%) TCP/IP
7 14 (4.84%) WAN
8 13 (4.50%) Internet
9 10 (3.46%) SMTP
10 9 (3.11%) SNMP
11 8 (2.77%) IPFIX
11 8 (2.77%) Network Security
11 8 (2.77%) VLAN
12 7 (2.42%) Skype
13 6 (2.08%) VoIP
14 5 (1.73%) Cisco IOS
14 5 (1.73%) Wireless
15 4 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (37.02%) SQL Server
2 26 (9.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (8.65%) Relational Database
4 21 (7.27%) RDBMS
5 20 (6.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (5.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (4.50%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (3.81%) MySQL
9 8 (2.77%) Power BI
9 8 (2.77%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (2.77%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.73%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (1.73%) MS Access
11 5 (1.73%) QlikView
11 5 (1.73%) SQL Server 2016
12 4 (1.38%) NoSQL
12 4 (1.38%) OLAP
12 4 (1.38%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 18 (6.23%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.08%) Dreamweaver
2 6 (2.08%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.38%) Subversion
3 4 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (1.04%) Toad
5 2 (0.69%) tSQLt
6 1 (0.35%) ERwin
6 1 (0.35%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.35%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.35%) Protractor
6 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.35%) Vagrant
General
1 21 (7.27%) Marketing
2 14 (4.84%) Finance
3 6 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.73%) Retail
5 4 (1.38%) Law
5 4 (1.38%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.04%) Legal
7 2 (0.69%) Billing
8 1 (0.35%) Advertising
8 1 (0.35%) Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Games
8 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.35%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 56 (19.38%) Analyst
2 48 (16.61%) Developer
3 24 (8.30%) Support Engineer
4 22 (7.61%) IT Support
5 20 (6.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 19 (6.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 18 (6.23%) .NET Developer
8 17 (5.88%) C# Developer
9 16 (5.54%) 3rd Line Support
9 16 (5.54%) Administrator
10 15 (5.19%) Architect
10 15 (5.19%) Service Analyst
11 14 (4.84%) C# .NET Developer
11 14 (4.84%) IT Technician
12 13 (4.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 13 (4.50%) Service Desk Analyst
12 13 (4.50%) Software Developer
12 13 (4.50%) Support Analyst
13 12 (4.15%) Solutions Architect
13 12 (4.15%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (17.30%) .NET
2 48 (16.61%) HTML
3 40 (13.84%) CSS
4 23 (7.96%) ASP.NET
5 19 (6.57%) HTML5
6 16 (5.54%) XML
7 12 (4.15%) .NET Framework
7 12 (4.15%) jQuery
8 11 (3.81%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (2.77%) AngularJS
10 7 (2.42%) Ajax
10 7 (2.42%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 7 (2.42%) CSS3
10 7 (2.42%) DOM
10 7 (2.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (2.08%) Entity Framework
11 6 (2.08%) LESS
11 6 (2.08%) Sass
11 6 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.15%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (4.15%) Management Information System
3 11 (3.81%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.46%) HP Storage
5 9 (3.11%) Client/Server
6 7 (2.42%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.42%) Fat Client
6 7 (2.42%) Thin Client
7 6 (2.08%) Social Media
7 6 (2.08%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.38%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.38%) Clustering
9 3 (1.04%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.69%) BYOD
10 2 (0.69%) CMDB
10 2 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.69%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 121 (41.87%) Windows
2 60 (20.76%) Windows Server
3 33 (11.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (10.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (7.96%) Windows 7
6 21 (7.27%) Linux
7 10 (3.46%) Unix
8 9 (3.11%) Windows 10
9 8 (2.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.73%) Mac OS X
10 5 (1.73%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.38%) Mac OS
11 4 (1.38%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.69%) Android
13 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.35%) CentOS
13 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (18.69%) ITIL
2 29 (10.03%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (9.34%) Business Intelligence
4 21 (7.27%) CRM
4 21 (7.27%) Project Management
5 17 (5.88%) MVC
6 16 (5.54%) Presales
6 16 (5.54%) Service Management
7 15 (5.19%) Change Management
8 14 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (4.50%) Digital Marketing
9 13 (4.50%) Marketing Automation
9 13 (4.50%) Service Delivery
10 11 (3.81%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (3.81%) Incident Management
11 10 (3.46%) ETL
11 10 (3.46%) Network Management
11 10 (3.46%) Network Monitoring
11 10 (3.46%) SDLC
11 10 (3.46%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 99 (34.26%) SQL
2 52 (17.99%) C#
3 48 (16.61%) JavaScript
4 28 (9.69%) PowerShell
5 20 (6.92%) T-SQL
6 15 (5.19%) VB
7 10 (3.46%) VB.NET
8 8 (2.77%) Java
9 7 (2.42%) VBA
10 5 (1.73%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.38%) PHP
11 4 (1.38%) Python
12 2 (0.69%) C++
12 2 (0.69%) Perl
12 2 (0.69%) R
13 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.35%) C
13 1 (0.35%) Delphi
13 1 (0.35%) Julia
13 1 (0.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 36 (12.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (10.38%) Degree
3 17 (5.88%) MCSE
4 6 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (2.08%) MCITP
5 5 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.73%) MCSA
5 5 (1.73%) OCA
5 5 (1.73%) Oracle Certification
6 4 (1.38%) CISSP
7 3 (1.04%) A+ Certification
7 3 (1.04%) CCNA
7 3 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.69%) CEH
8 2 (0.69%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.69%) MCTS
8 2 (0.69%) SANS
9 1 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.15%) QA
1 12 (4.15%) SLA
2 5 (1.73%) PMO
3 2 (0.69%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.35%) GDPR
4 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 100 (34.60%) Active Directory
2 32 (11.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (8.30%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.46%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (2.42%) vSphere
6 6 (2.08%) Docker
7 5 (1.73%) ISA Server
8 4 (1.38%) XenApp
9 2 (0.69%) Snort
10 1 (0.35%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.35%) vCloud
10 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (6.23%) SCCM
2 16 (5.54%) SCOM
3 5 (1.73%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.38%) WSUS
5 3 (1.04%) Puppet
6 2 (0.69%) Ansible
6 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.69%) RSA enVision
6 2 (0.69%) Salt
6 2 (0.69%) TADDM
6 2 (0.69%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.35%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.35%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 207 (71.63%) Microsoft
2 50 (17.30%) VMware
3 34 (11.76%) Cisco
4 27 (9.34%) HP
5 19 (6.57%) Oracle
6 15 (5.19%) Citrix
7 13 (4.50%) Adobe
8 11 (3.81%) Cognizant
8 11 (3.81%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 9 (3.11%) Apple
10 7 (2.42%) Tableau
10 7 (2.42%) Xamarin
11 6 (2.08%) SAP
12 5 (1.73%) Google
12 5 (1.73%) IBM
12 5 (1.73%) Symantec
12 5 (1.73%) Veeam
13 4 (1.38%) Brocade
13 4 (1.38%) Fortinet
14 3 (1.04%) Planview