Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 272 200 243
Rank change year-on-year -72 +43 +3
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 24 123 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.27% 1.23% 0.87%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.28% 15.49% 12.50%
Number of salaries quoted 16 80 27
West Midlands median annual salary £46,250 £50,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.50% +26.58% -12.22%
10th Percentile £32,875 £34,213 £28,100
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £54,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -

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 731 794 832
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.07% 7.97% 6.96%
Number of salaries quoted 478 586 551
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £28,425 £28,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,265 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.17%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -64 11 £55,000 +10.00% 4
Coventry -11 8 £45,000 -1.10% 1
Warwickshire +29 1 £41,000 +2.50% 2
Shropshire +10 1 - -
Dudley - 1 £52,500 -
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 13 (54.17%) Active Directory
1 13 (54.17%) Hyper-V
2 11 (45.83%) SCCM
2 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 11 (45.83%) Windows
3 10 (41.67%) NetApp
3 10 (41.67%) VMware
3 10 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (37.50%) Windows Server
4 9 (37.50%) HP
4 9 (37.50%) ITIL
5 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 8 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 8 (33.33%) 3PAR
6 7 (29.17%) Cisco
7 6 (25.00%) Citrix
7 6 (25.00%) SQL
7 6 (25.00%) Office 365
7 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
8 5 (20.83%) Presales
8 5 (20.83%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (20.83%) SAN
9 4 (16.67%) Linux
9 4 (16.67%) LAN
9 4 (16.67%) WAN
9 4 (16.67%) Nagios

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 (16.67%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.17%) Apache
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (25.00%) Office 365
3 2 (8.33%) SaaS
4 1 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) SAN
2 4 (16.67%) LAN
2 4 (16.67%) WAN
3 3 (12.50%) DNS
4 1 (4.17%) DHCP
4 1 (4.17%) Firewall
4 1 (4.17%) Skype
4 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Architect
2 5 (20.83%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
2 5 (20.83%) Technical Architect
2 5 (20.83%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Azure DevOps
5 2 (8.33%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco Support
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Solutions Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.33%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) PKI
3 1 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (16.67%) Linux
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (8.33%) Unix
7 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
7 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) ITIL
2 8 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (20.83%) Presales
3 5 (20.83%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (16.67%) Proactive Monitoring
5 3 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (12.50%) Change Control
5 3 (12.50%) Data Protection
5 3 (12.50%) Project Management
5 3 (12.50%) Server Management
5 3 (12.50%) Service Management
6 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment
6 2 (8.33%) CRM
6 2 (8.33%) DevOps
6 2 (8.33%) Release Management
6 2 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (4.17%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) MCSA
3 1 (4.17%) MCSE
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) GDPR
2 1 (4.17%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (54.17%) Active Directory
1 13 (54.17%) Hyper-V
2 10 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (12.50%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (4.17%) XenApp
5 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (45.83%) SCCM
2 4 (16.67%) Nagios
3 3 (12.50%) SCVMM
4 2 (8.33%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (8.33%) SCOrch
4 2 (8.33%) WSUS
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (4.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (4.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 10 (41.67%) NetApp
2 10 (41.67%) VMware
3 9 (37.50%) HP
4 8 (33.33%) 3PAR
5 7 (29.17%) Cisco
6 6 (25.00%) Citrix
7 3 (12.50%) EMC
7 3 (12.50%) SolarWinds
8 2 (8.33%) Dell
8 2 (8.33%) IBM
8 2 (8.33%) ServiceNow
9 1 (4.17%) Lumension
9 1 (4.17%) McAfee
9 1 (4.17%) Remedy
9 1 (4.17%) Veeam