Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 973 855 1170
Rank change year-on-year -118 +315 -50
Permanent jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 166 351 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.20% 0.039%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.93% 2.17% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 157 342 59
UK median annual salary £35,000 £34,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% -24.44% +13.92%
10th Percentile £22,650 £21,250 £21,780
90th Percentile £58,750 £51,125 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £33,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.48% -25.56% +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 17,786 16,193 16,675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.15% 9.03% 8.95%
Number of salaries quoted 14,035 13,261 13,487
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -58 134 £35,000 +4.48% 4
England -93 126 £35,000 +4.48% 4
North of England -34 30 £29,500 -4.07% 2
London +30 29 £37,500 -
Scotland +7 27 £37,500 -
Midlands +25 26 £41,250 +24.06%
South East -16 18 £35,000 +6.87% 1
West Midlands +20 17 £38,250 +22.40%
North West +18 16 £29,250 -19.31% 2
East of England +20 13 £35,000 -2.78%
South West +3 10 £35,000 +10.24% 1
Wales -1 10 £27,500 -26.67%
East Midlands +14 9 £43,750 +12.90%
Yorkshire +31 8 £30,500 -12.86%
North East -46 6 £32,500 +18.18%

For the 6 months to 12 December 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).

1 106 (63.86%) Microsoft
2 62 (37.35%) Windows
3 59 (35.54%) SQL
4 57 (34.34%) SQL Server
5 48 (28.92%) Active Directory
6 43 (25.90%) Microsoft Office
7 35 (21.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 33 (19.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 33 (19.88%) Business Intelligence
9 31 (18.67%) Windows Server
10 30 (18.07%) Finance
11 28 (16.87%) Microsoft Excel
12 27 (16.27%) VMware
12 27 (16.27%) Windows 10
13 26 (15.66%) Microsoft Azure
13 26 (15.66%) .NET
14 24 (14.46%) Agile Software Development
15 23 (13.86%) C#
16 22 (13.25%) Office 365
17 21 (12.65%) Cisco
18 20 (12.05%) ITIL
18 20 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
18 20 (12.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 18 (10.84%) HTML
20 17 (10.24%) ETL
20 17 (10.24%) User Acceptance Testing
20 17 (10.24%) Degree
20 17 (10.24%) Power BI
21 16 (9.64%) PowerShell
21 16 (9.64%) Windows 7

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 16 (9.64%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.63%) SharePoint
3 9 (5.42%) IIS
4 7 (4.22%) CMS
5 4 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.41%) IBM Domino
5 4 (2.41%) Sitefinity
6 3 (1.81%) Confluence
6 3 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.20%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.60%) GroupWise
8 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.60%) Site Server
8 1 (0.60%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.60%) SugarCRM
8 1 (0.60%) WebLogic
Applications
1 43 (25.90%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (16.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (4.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.20%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.60%) CATIA
6 1 (0.60%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 8 (4.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.60%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.60%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.60%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 26 (15.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (13.25%) Office 365
3 15 (9.04%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (6.02%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (1.81%) Google Analytics
5 3 (1.81%) SaaS
6 2 (1.20%) IaaS
7 1 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.60%) npm
7 1 (0.60%) NuGet
7 1 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.83%) DHCP
2 12 (7.23%) DNS
3 10 (6.02%) Firewall
4 8 (4.82%) SAN
4 8 (4.82%) VPN
5 7 (4.22%) VoIP
5 7 (4.22%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (3.61%) LAN
7 5 (3.01%) Internet
7 5 (3.01%) WAN
8 3 (1.81%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (1.81%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.20%) IPv4
9 2 (1.20%) VLAN
10 1 (0.60%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.60%) NAS
10 1 (0.60%) PABX
10 1 (0.60%) Skype
10 1 (0.60%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (0.60%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (34.34%) SQL Server
2 35 (21.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 33 (19.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (12.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 17 (10.24%) Power BI
6 15 (9.04%) MS Access
7 11 (6.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (6.63%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (3.01%) OLAP
11 4 (2.41%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (2.41%) QlikView
11 4 (2.41%) Relational Database
11 4 (2.41%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (1.81%) MySQL
12 3 (1.81%) SSDT
13 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (0.60%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (9.64%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.61%) Dreamweaver
2 6 (3.61%) JIRA
3 4 (2.41%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.81%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.81%) InstallShield
4 3 (1.81%) MSI
5 2 (1.20%) VersionOne
6 1 (0.60%) gulp
6 1 (0.60%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.60%) jspm
6 1 (0.60%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.60%) Subversion
6 1 (0.60%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 30 (18.07%) Finance
2 14 (8.43%) Marketing
3 11 (6.63%) Banking
4 5 (3.01%) Retail
4 5 (3.01%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.60%) Automotive
6 1 (0.60%) Back Office
6 1 (0.60%) Electronics
6 1 (0.60%) Games
6 1 (0.60%) Law
6 1 (0.60%) Legal
6 1 (0.60%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 36 (21.69%) Analyst
1 36 (21.69%) Developer
2 16 (9.64%) IT Support
3 14 (8.43%) Support Engineer
4 12 (7.23%) Technical Support
5 10 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (6.02%) SQL Developer
6 8 (4.82%) Consultant
6 8 (4.82%) Data Analyst
6 8 (4.82%) IT Analyst
7 7 (4.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 7 (4.22%) Desktop Support
8 6 (3.61%) Service Analyst
8 6 (3.61%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (3.61%) Support Analyst
9 5 (3.01%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 5 (3.01%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 5 (3.01%) Campaign Executive
9 5 (3.01%) Database Developer
10 4 (2.41%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (15.66%) .NET
2 18 (10.84%) HTML
3 13 (7.83%) .NET Framework
4 11 (6.63%) HTML5
5 10 (6.02%) ASP.NET
5 10 (6.02%) Web Services
6 8 (4.82%) JSON
6 8 (4.82%) LINQ
6 8 (4.82%) RESTful
6 8 (4.82%) SOAP
7 6 (3.61%) CSS
7 6 (3.61%) XML
8 4 (2.41%) REST
8 4 (2.41%) XHTML
9 3 (1.81%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (1.81%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (1.81%) jQuery
9 3 (1.81%) MDX
10 2 (1.20%) .NET Core
10 2 (1.20%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (9.04%) Management Information System
3 10 (6.02%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.61%) Equities
4 6 (3.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (3.61%) SWIFT
5 3 (1.81%) User Experience
6 2 (1.20%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.20%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.20%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.20%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.60%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.60%) AS400
7 1 (0.60%) Fintech
7 1 (0.60%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.60%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 62 (37.35%) Windows
2 31 (18.67%) Windows Server
3 27 (16.27%) Windows 10
4 16 (9.64%) Windows 7
5 14 (8.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (6.02%) Windows XP
7 9 (5.42%) Linux
7 9 (5.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.01%) Android
9 4 (2.41%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.81%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.81%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.20%) Unix
11 2 (1.20%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.60%) CentOS
12 1 (0.60%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.60%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (19.88%) Business Intelligence
2 24 (14.46%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (12.05%) ITIL
4 17 (10.24%) ETL
4 17 (10.24%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (9.04%) MVC
6 14 (8.43%) Project Management
7 13 (7.83%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (7.23%) Customer Requirements
8 12 (7.23%) Service Management
9 11 (6.63%) CRM
9 11 (6.63%) Validation
10 10 (6.02%) Test Automation
11 9 (5.42%) Scrum
12 8 (4.82%) Asset Management
12 8 (4.82%) Change Management
12 8 (4.82%) Data Security
12 8 (4.82%) PRINCE2
12 8 (4.82%) Software Deployment
12 8 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (35.54%) SQL
2 23 (13.86%) C#
3 16 (9.64%) PowerShell
3 16 (9.64%) T-SQL
4 14 (8.43%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.82%) VBA
6 3 (1.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 3 (1.81%) VB.NET
6 3 (1.81%) VBScript
7 2 (1.20%) C
7 2 (1.20%) VB
8 1 (0.60%) Python
8 1 (0.60%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (10.24%) Degree
2 9 (5.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.61%) CFA
3 6 (3.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (3.61%) MCSA
4 4 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.41%) Master's Degree
5 3 (1.81%) CCNA
5 3 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.81%) MCSE
5 3 (1.81%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.81%) PMP
6 2 (1.20%) MCP
7 1 (0.60%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.60%) CEH
7 1 (0.60%) CISSP
7 1 (0.60%) GSEC
7 1 (0.60%) HND
7 1 (0.60%) MCTS
7 1 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.42%) SLA
2 5 (3.01%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.81%) QA
4 1 (0.60%) GDPR
4 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.60%) PMO
System Software
1 48 (28.92%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.82%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.20%) Docker
5 2 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.60%) Firmware
6 1 (0.60%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.60%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.60%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (7.23%) SCCM
2 5 (3.01%) SCOM
3 4 (2.41%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.81%) WSUS
5 2 (1.20%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.60%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.60%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.60%) OpenVAS
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.60%) Puppet
6 1 (0.60%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.60%) Terraform
Vendors
1 106 (63.86%) Microsoft
2 27 (16.27%) VMware
3 21 (12.65%) Cisco
4 11 (6.63%) Citrix
5 8 (4.82%) Tableau
6 7 (4.22%) IBM
6 7 (4.22%) Oracle
7 6 (3.61%) Apple
7 6 (3.61%) Capita
7 6 (3.61%) Cognos
7 6 (3.61%) Lotus
8 5 (3.01%) McAfee
9 4 (2.41%) Alteryx
10 3 (1.81%) Google
10 3 (1.81%) HP
10 3 (1.81%) NetApp
10 3 (1.81%) Symantec
10 3 (1.81%) Veeam
10 3 (1.81%) Xamarin
11 2 (1.20%) SAP