The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Manager role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Systems Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Manager
Rank 681 601 612
Rank change year-on-year
-80 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Manager 227 362 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.30% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.32% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 203 303 255
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £51,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £46,813
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.80%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
103199 113344 103481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.54% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 85203 93021 86182
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Systems Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Systems Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Manager
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Systems Manager within the UK.

Systems Manager Salary Trend in the UK

Systems Manager
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Systems Manager over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 within the UK.

Systems Manager Salary Histogram in the UK

Systems Manager
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 2 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -74 213 £52,777 +0.52% 31
London -19 81 £55,000 -4.34% 13
South East -24 53 £50,000 -2.43% 5
East of England +17 29 £46,250 +2.77% 2
North West +13 23 £47,250 +18.12%
City of London +56 22 £67,500 +12.50% 7
West Midlands -21 17 £54,027 +2.90% 3
Hampshire +6 16 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Essex - 14 £52,500 -
Manchester +16 10 £48,750 +5.40%
Surrey +13 10 £61,250 +28.94% 1
Oxfordshire +16 9 £65,000 +20.37% 3
Cambridgeshire +12 8 £45,000 -
East Midlands -15 8 £50,000 -13.04% 3
Cheshire - 8 £40,000 -
Basingstoke - 8 £47,500 -
Buckinghamshire -7 6 £46,250 -15.90%
Coventry -9 6 £54,027 +2.90%
Bedfordshire +13 5 £47,500 -40.62% 1
Wales -1 5 £32,500 -
Milton Keynes -8 5 £45,000 -16.27%
South West -32 5 £45,000 +11.69% 3
Cambridge +10 4 £45,000 -
Reading -11 4 £63,000 +26.00%
Berkshire -22 4 £63,000 +14.54%
Telford - 4 £65,000 - 1
Shropshire - 4 £65,000 - 1
Bicester - 4 £65,000 -
Andover - 4 £50,000 -
East Sussex +26 3 £45,000 -30.76%

Systems Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Systems Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Systems Manager in their job title.

1 172 (34.54%) Finance
2 149 (29.92%) Project Management
3 124 (24.90%) Windows
4 112 (22.49%) Microsoft
5 90 (18.07%) SQL Server
6 89 (17.87%) ERP
7 85 (17.07%) SQL
8 75 (15.06%) Management Information System
9 65 (13.05%) ITIL
10 56 (11.24%) Active Directory
10 56 (11.24%) Degree
11 55 (11.04%) MS Excel
12 54 (10.84%) Oracle
13 53 (10.64%) CRM
14 52 (10.44%) VMware
15 50 (10.04%) Change Management
15 50 (10.04%) Windows Server 2008
16 49 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
16 49 (9.84%) Linux
17 47 (9.44%) SAP
17 47 (9.44%) Business Intelligence
17 47 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
18 45 (9.04%) VMware Infrastructure
19 44 (8.84%) .NET
19 44 (8.84%) Line Management
20 42 (8.43%) PRINCE2
21 41 (8.23%) Service Delivery
22 40 (8.03%) Agile Software Development
23 37 (7.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 35 (7.03%) SAN

Systems Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Systems Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Systems Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 34 (6.83%) SharePoint
2 33 (6.63%) MS Exchange
3 23 (4.62%) IIS
4 13 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (2.01%) Apache
5 10 (2.01%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (1.61%) CMS
8 3 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.60%) ColdFusion
8 3 (0.60%) WordPress
9 2 (0.40%) SAS
9 2 (0.40%) JBoss
9 2 (0.40%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.20%) Moodle
10 1 (0.20%) Confluence
10 1 (0.20%) Lync
Applications
1 55 (11.04%) MS Excel
2 26 (5.22%) MS Office
3 9 (1.81%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.20%) MS Project
4 6 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.00%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.60%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 13 (2.61%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (2.41%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (2.01%) Dynamics GP
3 10 (2.01%) Agresso
4 8 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (1.61%) SAP ERP
4 8 (1.61%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (1.41%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.80%) Maximo
8 3 (0.60%) MFGPRO
8 3 (0.60%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.40%) SmartPlant
9 2 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.40%) Lawson
9 2 (0.40%) Pegasus Opera
9 2 (0.40%) assyst
9 2 (0.40%) SAP Business One
10 1 (0.20%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (1.00%) SaaS
4 4 (0.80%) Office 365
5 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.20%) PaaS
6 1 (0.20%) Joyent
6 1 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.20%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.20%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 35 (7.03%) SAN
2 33 (6.63%) TCP/IP
2 33 (6.63%) DNS
3 28 (5.62%) LAN
4 27 (5.42%) Firewall
5 24 (4.82%) VPN
6 22 (4.42%) WAN
7 15 (3.01%) DHCP
8 14 (2.81%) Internet
9 7 (1.41%) Intranet
9 7 (1.41%) LDAP
9 7 (1.41%) iSCSI
10 6 (1.20%) MRTG
10 6 (1.20%) Unified Communications
10 6 (1.20%) SMTP
10 6 (1.20%) HTTP
10 6 (1.20%) SNMP
10 6 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (0.80%) SSL
12 3 (0.60%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (18.07%) SQL Server
2 37 (7.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (4.82%) MySQL
3 24 (4.82%) Crystal Reports
4 20 (4.02%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.61%) QlikView
7 6 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (1.20%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (1.20%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
7 6 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.80%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.80%) NonStop SQL
9 3 (0.60%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 9 (1.81%) Visual Studio
1 9 (1.81%) JIRA
2 5 (1.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.60%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.60%) Maven
5 1 (0.20%) JUnit
5 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.20%) WATIR
5 1 (0.20%) Selenium
5 1 (0.20%) TestComplete
5 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.20%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.20%) Subversion
General
1 172 (34.54%) Finance
2 29 (5.82%) Manufacturing
3 25 (5.02%) Retail
3 25 (5.02%) Marketing
4 21 (4.22%) Legal
4 21 (4.22%) Banking
5 20 (4.02%) Law
6 8 (1.61%) General Ledger
7 7 (1.41%) Billing
7 7 (1.41%) Automotive
8 6 (1.20%) Publishing
8 6 (1.20%) Back Office
8 6 (1.20%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.80%) Front Office
9 4 (0.80%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.60%) International Banking
11 2 (0.40%) Local Government
11 2 (0.40%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.40%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (8.84%) .NET
2 19 (3.82%) HTML
3 10 (2.01%) XML
3 10 (2.01%) jQuery
4 6 (1.20%) CSS
5 5 (1.00%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.00%) JSON
6 4 (0.80%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (0.80%) Backbone.js
6 4 (0.80%) COM
6 4 (0.80%) Web Services
7 3 (0.60%) EDI
7 3 (0.60%) Middleware
7 3 (0.60%) Ajax
7 3 (0.60%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.40%) J2EE
8 2 (0.40%) HTML5
9 1 (0.20%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.20%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.20%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 75 (15.06%) Management Information System
2 47 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (5.42%) Data Centre
4 10 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (1.81%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.61%) Clustering
7 6 (1.20%) CESG
7 6 (1.20%) CCTV
7 6 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.00%) FMCG
8 5 (1.00%) Tandem
8 5 (1.00%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.80%) Streaming Video
9 4 (0.80%) EPoS
9 4 (0.80%) GIS
10 3 (0.60%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.60%) Replication
10 3 (0.60%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.60%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.60%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 124 (24.90%) Windows
2 50 (10.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (9.84%) Linux
4 31 (6.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (5.42%) UNIX
6 25 (5.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (3.21%) Windows 7
8 13 (2.61%) Ubuntu
9 7 (1.41%) Solaris
9 7 (1.41%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.00%) Windows XP
10 5 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.80%) CentOS
11 4 (0.80%) Windows Vista
11 4 (0.80%) Android
11 4 (0.80%) Debian
12 3 (0.60%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.40%) AIX
14 1 (0.20%) SUSE
14 1 (0.20%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (29.92%) Project Management
2 89 (17.87%) ERP
3 65 (13.05%) ITIL
4 53 (10.64%) CRM
5 50 (10.04%) Change Management
6 49 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 47 (9.44%) Business Intelligence
8 44 (8.84%) Line Management
9 42 (8.43%) PRINCE2
10 41 (8.23%) Service Delivery
11 40 (8.03%) Agile Software Development
12 31 (6.22%) SDLC
13 25 (5.02%) Business Analysis
14 24 (4.82%) Budget Control
15 23 (4.62%) Time Management
16 22 (4.42%) People Management
17 21 (4.22%) Coaching
17 21 (4.22%) Data Management
18 18 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
19 17 (3.41%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (17.07%) SQL
2 31 (6.22%) Java
3 19 (3.82%) C#
4 17 (3.41%) C
5 15 (3.01%) JavaScript
6 11 (2.21%) VB
7 10 (2.01%) VBA
7 10 (2.01%) Perl
7 10 (2.01%) PHP
8 8 (1.61%) Python
9 7 (1.41%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.20%) T-SQL
10 6 (1.20%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.00%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.80%) C++
12 4 (0.80%) Ruby
13 3 (0.60%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.60%) VBScript
14 2 (0.40%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.20%) VB6
Qualifications
1 56 (11.24%) Degree
2 24 (4.82%) Security Cleared
3 21 (4.22%) SC Cleared
4 16 (3.21%) PMI Certification
5 14 (2.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (2.81%) PMP
6 11 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (2.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 9 (1.81%) MCSE
8 8 (1.61%) ACCA
8 8 (1.61%) CIMA
8 8 (1.61%) AAT
9 4 (0.80%) ISEB
10 3 (0.60%) MCSA
10 3 (0.60%) CCNA
10 3 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.60%) MBA
11 2 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.40%) MCTS
11 2 (0.40%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.41%) SLA
2 13 (2.61%) QA
3 5 (1.00%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 56 (11.24%) Active Directory
2 45 (9.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.81%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.00%) Terminal Server
5 4 (0.80%) vSphere
5 4 (0.80%) XenServer
6 3 (0.60%) XenApp
7 2 (0.40%) KVM
7 2 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.40%) Xen
7 2 (0.40%) NFS
7 2 (0.40%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.20%) Postfix
8 1 (0.20%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.20%) Docker
8 1 (0.20%) Ceph
8 1 (0.20%) LXC
8 1 (0.20%) iptables
8 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (2.41%) Nagios
2 10 (2.01%) SCOM
3 8 (1.61%) SCOrch
4 7 (1.41%) Icinga
5 6 (1.20%) SCCM
6 5 (1.00%) Puppet
6 5 (1.00%) Vagrant
6 5 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.00%) WSUS
7 3 (0.60%) SELinux
8 2 (0.40%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.40%) WMI
9 1 (0.20%) MOM
9 1 (0.20%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.20%) Ganglia
9 1 (0.20%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.20%) logstash
9 1 (0.20%) Graylog
9 1 (0.20%) SCSM
9 1 (0.20%) Graphite
Vendors
1 112 (22.49%) Microsoft
2 54 (10.84%) Oracle
3 52 (10.44%) VMware
4 47 (9.44%) SAP
5 26 (5.22%) Cisco
6 17 (3.41%) Citrix
7 14 (2.81%) Business Objects
8 12 (2.41%) JD Edwards
9 11 (2.21%) HP
10 9 (1.81%) IBM
11 8 (1.61%) Cognos
11 8 (1.61%) Infor
12 7 (1.41%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.41%) Hyperion
12 7 (1.41%) Remedy
13 6 (1.20%) CheckPoint
13 6 (1.20%) NetApp
13 6 (1.20%) EMC
14 5 (1.00%) Juniper
14 5 (1.00%) Sun
Edinburgh, Midlothian
FPSG Connect
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Midlands
Whitehall Resources Ltd
Salary: £excellent salary, dependent on skills and experience
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + £10k allowances + other benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
City of London
Ortolan Group
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
Barclay Anderson Limited
Salary: £65K + £5.4K Car Allow + Benefits Pckg
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Barclay Anderson Limited
Salary: £65K + £5.4K Car Allow + Benefits Pckg
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,400 per annum Benefits Package + Car + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Salary: From £70,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + holiday, pension, gym
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent International
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + BONUS, PENSION
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
ITecopeople
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Wembley, Middlesex
Forman Computer Staff
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Linkpoint Resources
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Northallerton
Simplified Recruitment
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago