Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for SCOM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SCOM over the 6 months to 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 269 225 245
Rank change year-on-year -44 +20 +16
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 26 103 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.30% 1.04% 0.90%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.09% 13.22% 12.38%
Number of salaries quoted 14 61 32
West Midlands median annual salary £41,750 £45,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.22% +16.88% -14.44%
10th Percentile £31,625 £31,522 £28,625
90th Percentile £53,750 £57,500 £54,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

SCOM is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 635 779 856
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.37% 7.86% 7.26%
Number of salaries quoted 424 582 540
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £41,814 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.62% -1.61% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,250 £66,375
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.77% +6.00% -

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SCOM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SCOM in the West Midlands

SCOM
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SCOM in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for SCOM in the West Midlands

SCOM
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SCOM in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Salary histogram for SCOM in the West Midlands

SCOM
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 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
Birmingham -31 12 £32,500 -35.00% 2
Coventry +9 7 £45,000 -5.51% 1
Warwickshire +46 3 £38,000 -5.00% 4
Solihull +2 2 £42,500 - 1
Dudley - 1 £52,500 -
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT jobs citing SCOM 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 20 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 16 (61.54%) Hyper-V
3 14 (53.85%) SCCM
3 14 (53.85%) Data Centre
3 14 (53.85%) NetApp
3 14 (53.85%) Windows
3 14 (53.85%) VMware
4 13 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 13 (50.00%) HP
4 13 (50.00%) Cisco
4 13 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (42.31%) Windows Server
6 9 (34.62%) Presales
6 9 (34.62%) 3PAR
6 9 (34.62%) Technical Architecture
6 9 (34.62%) Citrix
7 8 (30.77%) Office 365
8 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (26.92%) Data Protection
8 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
8 7 (26.92%) ITIL
8 7 (26.92%) GDPR
9 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 6 (23.08%) DNS
10 5 (19.23%) LAN
10 5 (19.23%) WAN
10 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
10 5 (19.23%) Proactive Monitoring
11 4 (15.38%) Server Management

SCOM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.85%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 8 (30.77%) Office 365
2 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (7.69%) SaaS
5 1 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) DNS
2 5 (19.23%) LAN
2 5 (19.23%) WAN
3 3 (11.54%) DHCP
3 3 (11.54%) SAN
4 1 (3.85%) Firewall
4 1 (3.85%) Internet
4 1 (3.85%) Skype
4 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Architect
1 9 (34.62%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
1 9 (34.62%) Technical Architect
1 9 (34.62%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
2 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Support
3 3 (11.54%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Azure DevOps
4 2 (7.69%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Support
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Cisco Support
5 1 (3.85%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (53.85%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) PKI
3 1 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 11 (42.31%) Windows Server
3 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (11.54%) Linux
6 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.85%) Unix
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Presales
1 9 (34.62%) Technical Architecture
2 7 (26.92%) Data Protection
2 7 (26.92%) ITIL
3 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (19.23%) Proactive Monitoring
5 4 (15.38%) Change Control
5 4 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (15.38%) Server Management
5 4 (15.38%) Service Management
6 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
7 2 (7.69%) Continuous Deployment
7 2 (7.69%) DevOps
7 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
7 2 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (7.69%) Release Management
7 2 (7.69%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
2 4 (15.38%) SQL
3 1 (3.85%) C
3 1 (3.85%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (11.54%) Degree
2 3 (11.54%) MCSA
2 3 (11.54%) MCSE
2 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) MCITP
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) GDPR
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 16 (61.54%) Hyper-V
3 13 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (11.54%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (11.54%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (53.85%) SCCM
2 4 (15.38%) WSUS
3 2 (7.69%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (7.69%) Nagios
3 2 (7.69%) SCVMM
4 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (3.85%) SCOrch
4 1 (3.85%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) NetApp
1 14 (53.85%) VMware
2 13 (50.00%) Cisco
2 13 (50.00%) HP
3 9 (34.62%) 3PAR
3 9 (34.62%) Citrix
4 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
5 4 (15.38%) Dell
6 3 (11.54%) McAfee
6 3 (11.54%) SolarWinds
7 2 (7.69%) IBM
7 2 (7.69%) Remedy
7 2 (7.69%) ServiceNow
8 1 (3.85%) EMC
8 1 (3.85%) Fujitsu
8 1 (3.85%) Ivanti
8 1 (3.85%) Juniper
8 1 (3.85%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (3.85%) Red Box
8 1 (3.85%) Red Hat