Period
to 4 March 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 4 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
UK
6 months to
4 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 806 1006 1062
Rank change year-on-year +200 +56 -156
Permanent jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 15 24 55
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.020% 0.037%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.12% 0.15% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 14 20 43
Median annual salary £55,000 £31,250 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +76.00% -32.80% +32.86%
10th Percentile £40,000 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £83,750 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +22.22% -5.26% +37.68%

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 12,226 15,766 17,320
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.09% 12.81% 11.51%
Number of salaries quoted 9,901 12,260 13,704
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +9.24%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.38%

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 4 March 2021.

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

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 9 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 4 March 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 +197 15 £55,000 +83.33% 5
UK excluding London +167 12 £55,000 +22.22% 3
Midlands - 7 £55,000 - 2
East Midlands - 6 £55,000 - 2
North of England +57 4 £40,000 -51.52%
North West - 4 £40,000 -
London +161 3 £60,000 +140.00% 2
South East - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 14 (93.33%) Windows
1 14 (93.33%) Windows Server
1 14 (93.33%) Problem-Solving
2 13 (86.67%) SQL Server
3 10 (66.67%) Linux
4 9 (60.00%) .NET
4 9 (60.00%) ASP.NET
4 9 (60.00%) IIS
4 9 (60.00%) C#
4 9 (60.00%) AIX
4 9 (60.00%) Workflow
4 9 (60.00%) Change Management
4 9 (60.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (60.00%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (60.00%) QA
4 9 (60.00%) PCI DSS
4 9 (60.00%) CentOS
4 9 (60.00%) OWASP
4 9 (60.00%) TeamCity
4 9 (60.00%) Git (software)
4 9 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (60.00%) Push Notifications
4 9 (60.00%) Proactive Monitoring
4 9 (60.00%) Puppet
4 9 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (60.00%) Octopus Deploy
4 9 (60.00%) DevOps
5 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (33.33%) Active Directory

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 (60.00%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (60.00%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco ISE
1 4 (26.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) DHCP
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) RTP
2 1 (6.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (86.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (60.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) Git (software)
1 9 (60.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 9 (60.00%) TeamCity
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Support
2 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
2 4 (26.67%) IT Support
2 4 (26.67%) IT Support Specialist
2 4 (26.67%) Support Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Senior DevOps
3 2 (13.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Development Team Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Wintel Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) .NET
1 9 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Replication
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
1 14 (93.33%) Windows Server
2 10 (66.67%) Linux
3 9 (60.00%) AIX
3 9 (60.00%) CentOS
4 4 (26.67%) Windows 10
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (6.67%) Unix
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Problem-Solving
2 9 (60.00%) Change Management
2 9 (60.00%) DevOps
2 9 (60.00%) OWASP
2 9 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
2 9 (60.00%) Proactive Monitoring
2 9 (60.00%) Push Notifications
2 9 (60.00%) Workflow
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
4 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.67%) Kanban
4 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
4 1 (6.67%) People Management
4 1 (6.67%) Scrum
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) C#
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) C++
3 1 (6.67%) VB
3 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (60.00%) PCI DSS
1 9 (60.00%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (60.00%) Puppet
2 4 (26.67%) vRealize
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Blue Coat
2 4 (26.67%) CA
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco
2 4 (26.67%) LogRhythm
2 4 (26.67%) McAfee
2 4 (26.67%) ServiceNow
2 4 (26.67%) Tripwire
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) Dell
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) Sun
3 1 (6.67%) Veritas
3 1 (6.67%) VMware