Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 250 248 241
Rank change year-on-year -2 -7 +26
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 32 72 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.40% 0.72% 0.88%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.91% 9.38% 12.91%
Number of salaries quoted 15 41 30
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -12.09% +2.25%
10th Percentile £28,550 £31,250 £32,225
90th Percentile £50,250 £53,750 £55,593
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +12.36% +2.89%

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 652 768 759
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.08% 7.68% 6.83%
Number of salaries quoted 454 558 482
West Midlands median annual salary £45,750 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.65% +2.41% -2.35%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,925 £26,275
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £56,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.77% +4.00%

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 16 December 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 16 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
Birmingham -11 20 £38,250 -1.29%
Warwickshire +34 5 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Solihull +2 4 £42,500 +14.86% 1
Coventry +11 3 £47,500 +18.01% 2
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 29 (90.63%) Active Directory
2 25 (78.13%) VMware
2 25 (78.13%) SCCM
3 24 (75.00%) Data Centre
4 23 (71.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (68.75%) NetApp
6 21 (65.63%) Hyper-V
7 18 (56.25%) Cisco
8 17 (53.13%) SQL Server
9 16 (50.00%) Windows
9 16 (50.00%) HP
10 14 (43.75%) Citrix
10 14 (43.75%) Technical Architecture
10 14 (43.75%) 3PAR
10 14 (43.75%) Presales
11 12 (37.50%) Windows Server
11 12 (37.50%) GDPR
11 12 (37.50%) Data Protection
12 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Azure
13 8 (25.00%) WSUS
13 8 (25.00%) Office 365
13 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
13 8 (25.00%) DNS
14 7 (21.88%) MCSE
14 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (18.75%) MCSA
15 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
15 6 (18.75%) ITIL
15 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (18.75%) 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 4 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (25.00%) Office 365
3 3 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (9.38%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.00%) DNS
2 5 (15.63%) DHCP
2 5 (15.63%) LAN
2 5 (15.63%) WAN
3 3 (9.38%) SAN
4 2 (6.25%) Firewall
4 2 (6.25%) Internet
4 2 (6.25%) NAS
4 2 (6.25%) Wireless
5 1 (3.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (53.13%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Architect
1 14 (43.75%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
1 14 (43.75%) Technical Architect
1 14 (43.75%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (9.38%) IT Engineer
2 3 (9.38%) Storage Engineer
2 3 (9.38%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (9.38%) Team Leader
3 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (6.25%) Administrator
3 2 (6.25%) Analyst
3 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 2 (6.25%) NOC Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Server Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Service Analyst
3 2 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 16 (50.00%) Windows
2 12 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (9.38%) Linux
4 3 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
4 3 (9.38%) Windows 8
4 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) Presales
1 14 (43.75%) Technical Architecture
2 12 (37.50%) Data Protection
3 6 (18.75%) ITIL
3 6 (18.75%) Server Management
4 5 (15.63%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (12.50%) Data Analysis
5 4 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (12.50%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (9.38%) DNA
6 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (9.38%) Strategic Planning
7 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.25%) Antivirus Management
7 2 (6.25%) Change Control
7 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
7 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (6.25%) Release Management
7 2 (6.25%) Service Management
7 2 (6.25%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.25%) C
3 2 (6.25%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) MCSE
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (18.75%) MCSA
3 4 (12.50%) Degree
4 3 (9.38%) MCITP
4 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
4 3 (9.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (37.50%) GDPR
2 3 (9.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (90.63%) Active Directory
2 23 (71.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (65.63%) Hyper-V
4 4 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (78.13%) SCCM
2 8 (25.00%) WSUS
3 3 (9.38%) Backup Exec
3 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (9.38%) NetBackup
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (6.25%) vCenter Server
5 1 (3.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 25 (78.13%) VMware
2 22 (68.75%) NetApp
3 18 (56.25%) Cisco
4 16 (50.00%) HP
5 14 (43.75%) 3PAR
5 14 (43.75%) Citrix
6 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 5 (15.63%) McAfee
8 4 (12.50%) Dell
9 3 (9.38%) EMC
9 3 (9.38%) Nimble Storage
9 3 (9.38%) Red Hat
10 2 (6.25%) Fujitsu
10 2 (6.25%) Juniper
10 2 (6.25%) Red Box
10 2 (6.25%) Remedy
10 2 (6.25%) SolarWinds
11 1 (3.13%) Ivanti
11 1 (3.13%) Lumension
11 1 (3.13%) ServiceNow