Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 246 222 258
Rank change year-on-year -24 +36 +5
Permanent jobs citing SCOM 82 111 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.81% 0.97% 0.58%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.80% 14.07% 9.78%
Number of salaries quoted 47 35 51
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £35,750
90th Percentile £56,300 £55,100 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% -4.35%

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 837 789 644
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.23% 6.87% 5.98%
Number of salaries quoted 611 483 539
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% +6.97%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -24 43 £38,750 -18.42%
Shropshire -6 9 £48,314 +38.04% 1
Solihull - 9 £37,000 -
Coventry +4 5 £40,250 -18.11% 4
Warwickshire - 5 £40,000 -
West Bromwich +1 1 £55,000 +10.00%
Herefordshire -1 1 £25,000 -25.37%
Staffordshire -1 1 £35,571 +1.63%
Walsall - 1 £45,000 -
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing SCOM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 62 (75.61%) Windows
2 50 (60.98%) Microsoft
3 49 (59.76%) SCCM
4 46 (56.10%) Active Directory
4 46 (56.10%) VMware
5 44 (53.66%) VMware Infrastructure
5 44 (53.66%) Windows Server
6 35 (42.68%) Hyper-V
6 35 (42.68%) Microsoft Azure
7 33 (40.24%) PowerShell
8 30 (36.59%) Linux
9 29 (35.37%) Data Centre
10 28 (34.15%) Change Management
11 26 (31.71%) ITIL
12 25 (30.49%) Service Management
13 24 (29.27%) Windows Server 2008
14 23 (28.05%) Microsoft Certification
15 21 (25.61%) Service Delivery
15 21 (25.61%) WSUS
15 21 (25.61%) Continuous Improvement
16 20 (24.39%) SAN
17 18 (21.95%) Windows Server 2003
17 18 (21.95%) SQL
17 18 (21.95%) DNS
17 18 (21.95%) MCSE
17 18 (21.95%) MCSA
18 17 (20.73%) Capacity Planning
19 15 (18.29%) Office 365
19 15 (18.29%) Analytical Skills
19 15 (18.29%) MCITP

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 6 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (7.32%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.10%) Skype for Business
3 4 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.44%) IIS
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.66%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (13.41%) assyst
2 2 (2.44%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 35 (42.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (18.29%) Office 365
3 8 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (6.10%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (6.10%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (4.88%) IaaS
6 2 (2.44%) PaaS
6 2 (2.44%) Yammer
7 1 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (24.39%) SAN
2 18 (21.95%) DNS
3 13 (15.85%) NAS
4 12 (14.63%) DHCP
5 8 (9.76%) iSCSI
6 6 (7.32%) Firewall
6 6 (7.32%) Skype
7 5 (6.10%) SSL
7 5 (6.10%) VPN
8 4 (4.88%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (2.44%) Internet
9 2 (2.44%) Network Security
10 1 (1.22%) LAN
10 1 (1.22%) NaaS
10 1 (1.22%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (1.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.41%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.32%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (3.66%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
General
1 4 (4.88%) Advertising
2 2 (2.44%) Publishing
3 1 (1.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (18.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (14.63%) Technical Support
3 11 (13.41%) Data Centre Engineer
3 11 (13.41%) Monitoring Engineer
4 10 (12.20%) Server Support
4 10 (12.20%) Support Engineer
5 8 (9.76%) Analyst
5 8 (9.76%) Consultant
5 8 (9.76%) Technical Specialist
6 6 (7.32%) DBA
6 6 (7.32%) Server Engineer
6 6 (7.32%) SQL DBA
6 6 (7.32%) Technical Leader
7 5 (6.10%) Applications Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) Technical Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) Technical Support Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) SCCM Consultant
8 4 (4.88%) Wintel Specialist
8 4 (4.88%) Wintel Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.98%) WAP
2 5 (6.10%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 29 (35.37%) Data Centre
2 15 (18.29%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (15.85%) Clustering
4 9 (10.98%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.44%) CMDB
6 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (1.22%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 62 (75.61%) Windows
2 44 (53.66%) Windows Server
3 30 (36.59%) Linux
4 24 (29.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (21.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (13.41%) Unix
7 10 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (4.88%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (34.15%) Change Management
2 26 (31.71%) ITIL
3 25 (30.49%) Service Management
4 21 (25.61%) Continuous Improvement
4 21 (25.61%) Service Delivery
5 17 (20.73%) Capacity Planning
6 13 (15.85%) Mentoring
7 11 (13.41%) Analytical Thinking
7 11 (13.41%) Break/Fix
7 11 (13.41%) Process Improvement
7 11 (13.41%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (9.76%) Runbook
10 7 (8.54%) Configuration Management
11 6 (7.32%) Infrastructure Management
11 6 (7.32%) Project Management
11 6 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (6.10%) DevOps
12 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Monitoring
12 5 (6.10%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (40.24%) PowerShell
2 18 (21.95%) SQL
3 7 (8.54%) VBScript
4 6 (7.32%) Perl
4 6 (7.32%) Python
5 5 (6.10%) Java
5 5 (6.10%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.10%) Ruby
6 3 (3.66%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.66%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (28.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (21.95%) MCSA
2 18 (21.95%) MCSE
3 15 (18.29%) MCITP
4 13 (15.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (10.98%) VCP4
6 4 (4.88%) VCP5
7 3 (3.66%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (2.44%) LPIC
8 2 (2.44%) Postgraduate
8 2 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.22%) CITP
9 1 (1.22%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.22%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 46 (56.10%) Active Directory
2 44 (53.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (42.68%) Hyper-V
4 9 (10.98%) UAG
5 7 (8.54%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (7.32%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (6.10%) Docker
7 5 (6.10%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (4.88%) VMware Server
9 2 (2.44%) Firmware
9 2 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (2.44%) XenApp
9 2 (2.44%) XenDesktop
10 1 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 49 (59.76%) SCCM
2 21 (25.61%) WSUS
3 11 (13.41%) Tivoli
4 10 (12.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 9 (10.98%) Microsoft Clustering
5 9 (10.98%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (8.54%) MOM
6 7 (8.54%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (8.54%) Puppet
7 5 (6.10%) Ansible
7 5 (6.10%) Salt
7 5 (6.10%) SCOrch
7 5 (6.10%) SCVMM
7 5 (6.10%) vCenter Server
8 3 (3.66%) Nagios
9 2 (2.44%) Backup Exec
9 2 (2.44%) NetBackup
10 1 (1.22%) SCSM
Vendors
1 50 (60.98%) Microsoft
2 46 (56.10%) VMware
3 10 (12.20%) Citrix
4 9 (10.98%) McAfee
4 9 (10.98%) Symantec
5 6 (7.32%) NetApp
6 5 (6.10%) BMC
6 5 (6.10%) CommVault
6 5 (6.10%) EMC
6 5 (6.10%) HP
6 5 (6.10%) SolarWinds
7 4 (4.88%) arcserve
7 4 (4.88%) Barracuda Networks
7 4 (4.88%) Brocade
7 4 (4.88%) Dell
7 4 (4.88%) F5
7 4 (4.88%) Fortinet
7 4 (4.88%) Veeam
7 4 (4.88%) Veritas
8 3 (3.66%) Red Hat