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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Manager
Rank 675 710 662
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -48
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Manager 264 241 285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.23% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.23% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 214 207 227
Average salary £55,000 £45,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,400 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,200 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,250 £43,507 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+8.60% -12.98%

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
97472 102743 99324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.45% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 81850 85177 79938
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 8 February 2016 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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +23 235 £55,000 +10.00% 55
London +11 82 £60,000 +9.09% 22
South East +36 49 £55,000 +37.50% 6
East of England +3 27 £45,000 - 1
North West +32 19 £46,250 +36.02% 8
South West +3 18 £40,000 -33.33% 1
West Midlands -28 18 £63,750 +41.66% 6
East Sussex +18 15 £70,000 +84.21% 1
Scotland +1 13 £62,500 +44.50% 3
Yorkshire +7 12 £43,750 +20.68% 2
Lewes - 12 £70,000 -
Manchester +35 11 £60,000 +118.18% 6
Hertfordshire -2 10 £60,000 -11.11%
Cambridgeshire +17 9 £65,000 +59.50%
Buckinghamshire +6 9 £55,000 +120.00%
Wales +13 7 £32,500 -
Birmingham +1 7 £46,250 +2.77% 2
Essex 0 7 £29,500 -9.23%
Colchester -14 7 £29,500 -15.71%
Wiltshire - 7 £27,823 - 1
West Yorkshire +8 6 £43,750 +34.61% 2
Berkshire +3 6 £48,250 -19.58% 2
Leicestershire -3 6 £35,000 -22.22% 1
East Midlands -10 6 £35,000 -22.22% 5
Swindon - 6 £27,823 -
Shropshire +16 5 £65,000 +62.50%
East Yorkshire +2 5 - -
Oxfordshire -2 5 £45,000 -18.18%
Hull -2 5 - -
Milton Keynes -5 5 £40,000 +60.00%

Systems Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 137 (26.81%) Finance
2 108 (21.14%) Project Management
3 104 (20.35%) Microsoft
4 95 (18.59%) Windows
5 85 (16.63%) SQL
6 74 (14.48%) Management Information System
7 72 (14.09%) ITIL
8 69 (13.50%) Change Management
9 65 (12.72%) Stakeholder Management
10 63 (12.33%) SQL Server
11 62 (12.13%) ERP
11 62 (12.13%) VMware
12 60 (11.74%) Degree
13 54 (10.57%) Firewall
14 52 (10.18%) MS Excel
15 50 (9.78%) Oracle
16 47 (9.20%) Agile Software Development
17 46 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
18 44 (8.61%) VMware Infrastructure
19 40 (7.83%) SAP
19 40 (7.83%) PRINCE2
19 40 (7.83%) Linux
20 38 (7.44%) Cisco
20 38 (7.44%) Retail
21 37 (7.24%) Active Directory
21 37 (7.24%) CRM
21 37 (7.24%) Windows Server
22 36 (7.05%) SAN
22 36 (7.05%) Business Intelligence
23 34 (6.65%) MS Exchange

Systems Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (6.65%) MS Exchange
2 17 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.96%) IIS
4 9 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.37%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.17%) Apache
7 5 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.98%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.59%) Documentum
8 3 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.39%) WordPress
10 1 (0.20%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.20%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.20%) JBoss
10 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.20%) SAS
10 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 52 (10.18%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.54%) MS Office
3 2 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.39%) MS Project
4 1 (0.20%) HipChat
4 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (3.52%) HFM
2 14 (2.74%) Dynamics AX
2 14 (2.74%) Unit4 Business World
3 10 (1.96%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 7 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (1.17%) Cognos Controller
5 6 (1.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.98%) Cognos TM1
7 4 (0.78%) Infor SunSystems
7 4 (0.78%) JDE OneWorld
7 4 (0.78%) SAP BPC
7 4 (0.78%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.59%) Hyperion Planning
8 3 (0.59%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 2 (0.39%) CODA-Financials
9 2 (0.39%) GoldMine
9 2 (0.39%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.39%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.39%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.31%) Office 365
2 13 (2.54%) SaaS
3 12 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.15%) IaaS
4 11 (2.15%) PaaS
5 7 (1.37%) Taleo
6 5 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.59%) Joyent
9 1 (0.20%) Datadog
9 1 (0.20%) DigitalOcean
9 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.20%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 54 (10.57%) Firewall
2 36 (7.05%) SAN
3 31 (6.07%) LAN
3 31 (6.07%) WAN
4 26 (5.09%) DNS
5 17 (3.33%) DHCP
6 14 (2.74%) TCP/IP
7 13 (2.54%) VoIP
8 11 (2.15%) Cisco IPT
8 11 (2.15%) IP Telephony
9 10 (1.96%) Fibre Channel
9 10 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (1.76%) VPN
11 8 (1.57%) Network Security
12 7 (1.37%) HTTP
12 7 (1.37%) Internet
12 7 (1.37%) NAS
12 7 (1.37%) Skype
13 6 (1.17%) LDAP
14 5 (0.98%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (12.33%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (2.35%) SQL Server 2014
5 11 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (1.96%) Essbase
6 10 (1.96%) MySQL
6 10 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.57%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.37%) QlikView
9 6 (1.17%) Hyperion Smart View
9 6 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (0.98%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.98%) Redis
11 4 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (0.78%) SAP BI
11 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 10 (1.96%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.17%) JIRA
3 5 (0.98%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.98%) TeamCity
4 4 (0.78%) InstallShield
4 4 (0.78%) MorphX
5 2 (0.39%) Ant
5 2 (0.39%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.39%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.39%) JUnit
5 2 (0.39%) Selenium
5 2 (0.39%) TestComplete
5 2 (0.39%) WATIR
6 1 (0.20%) Maven
6 1 (0.20%) Subversion
6 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.20%) Vagrant
General
1 137 (26.81%) Finance
2 38 (7.44%) Retail
3 20 (3.91%) Manufacturing
4 18 (3.52%) Banking
5 16 (3.13%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.94%) Marketing
7 8 (1.57%) Front Office
8 7 (1.37%) Advertising
8 7 (1.37%) Law
9 5 (0.98%) Back Office
9 5 (0.98%) Local Government
10 4 (0.78%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.78%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.59%) Electronics
11 3 (0.59%) Legal
12 2 (0.39%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.20%) Automotive
13 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.20%) Games
13 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (6.07%) .NET
2 12 (2.35%) XML
3 10 (1.96%) CSS
4 9 (1.76%) WPF
5 8 (1.57%) Web Services
6 7 (1.37%) .NET Framework
6 7 (1.37%) Flash
6 7 (1.37%) JSON
6 7 (1.37%) LAMP
6 7 (1.37%) WCF
7 5 (0.98%) Mason
7 5 (0.98%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (0.78%) HTML
8 4 (0.78%) Middleware
8 4 (0.78%) Oracle Fusion
8 4 (0.78%) Software Packaging
9 3 (0.59%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.59%) COM
9 3 (0.59%) J2EE
9 3 (0.59%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 74 (14.48%) Management Information System
2 46 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (5.09%) Data Centre
4 16 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 15 (2.94%) Replication
6 10 (1.96%) FMCG
7 9 (1.76%) e-Learning
7 9 (1.76%) NHS
8 8 (1.57%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.37%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.17%) Mathematics
10 6 (1.17%) Statistics
10 6 (1.17%) User Experience
11 5 (0.98%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (0.98%) Raspberry Pi
12 4 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (0.78%) EqualLogic
12 4 (0.78%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 95 (18.59%) Windows
2 40 (7.83%) Linux
3 37 (7.24%) Windows Server
4 19 (3.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (2.74%) Unix
7 10 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.37%) Solaris
9 6 (1.17%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.98%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.78%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.78%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.59%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.59%) SmartOS
12 3 (0.59%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.59%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.39%) AIX
14 1 (0.20%) CentOS
14 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (21.14%) Project Management
2 72 (14.09%) ITIL
3 69 (13.50%) Change Management
4 65 (12.72%) Stakeholder Management
5 62 (12.13%) ERP
6 47 (9.20%) Agile Software Development
7 40 (7.83%) PRINCE2
8 37 (7.24%) CRM
9 36 (7.05%) Business Intelligence
10 26 (5.09%) Line Management
10 26 (5.09%) Mentoring
11 25 (4.89%) Service Delivery
12 24 (4.70%) Incident Management
13 23 (4.50%) Logistics
14 21 (4.11%) Business Analysis
15 20 (3.91%) Continuous Improvement
15 20 (3.91%) Release Management
16 19 (3.72%) SDLC
16 19 (3.72%) Service Management
17 18 (3.52%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 85 (16.63%) SQL
2 22 (4.31%) Java
3 18 (3.52%) C#
4 15 (2.94%) PowerShell
5 12 (2.35%) VB
6 11 (2.15%) VBA
7 10 (1.96%) JavaScript
7 10 (1.96%) Shell Script
8 7 (1.37%) C++
9 6 (1.17%) Ruby
9 6 (1.17%) T-SQL
10 5 (0.98%) Perl
10 5 (0.98%) PL/SQL
10 5 (0.98%) VBScript
11 4 (0.78%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.78%) Python
11 4 (0.78%) X++
12 3 (0.59%) C
13 2 (0.39%) R
14 1 (0.20%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 60 (11.74%) Degree
2 27 (5.28%) ACCA
3 23 (4.50%) CIMA
4 22 (4.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.57%) CIPD
5 8 (1.57%) PMI Certification
6 7 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (1.37%) MCSE
7 6 (1.17%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.17%) Security Cleared
8 5 (0.98%) DBS Check
8 5 (0.98%) HNC
8 5 (0.98%) HND
8 5 (0.98%) MCP
8 5 (0.98%) MCTS
8 5 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.78%) CCA
9 4 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (0.78%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (2.94%) SLA
3 10 (1.96%) QA
4 4 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.59%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.39%) GAAP
6 2 (0.39%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.39%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.39%) SEPA
7 1 (0.20%) MiFID
7 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 44 (8.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (7.24%) Active Directory
3 16 (3.13%) XenApp
4 13 (2.54%) vSphere
5 10 (1.96%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.37%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.17%) Docker
8 5 (0.98%) LXC
8 5 (0.98%) Xen
9 4 (0.78%) KVM
10 3 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.39%) NFS
11 2 (0.39%) Samba
12 1 (0.20%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.20%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.20%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.20%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (1.57%) ZABBIX
2 7 (1.37%) cPanel
2 7 (1.37%) Plesk
3 6 (1.17%) Puppet
4 5 (0.98%) Graphite
4 5 (0.98%) Oracle ZFS
4 5 (0.98%) SCCM
4 5 (0.98%) SmoothWall
5 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (0.20%) Ansible
6 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.20%) Nagios
6 1 (0.20%) OpenNMS
6 1 (0.20%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.20%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 104 (20.35%) Microsoft
2 62 (12.13%) VMware
3 50 (9.78%) Oracle
4 40 (7.83%) SAP
5 38 (7.44%) Cisco
6 23 (4.50%) Citrix
7 19 (3.72%) Hyperion
8 17 (3.33%) HP
9 12 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (2.15%) PeopleSoft
11 10 (1.96%) Dell
11 10 (1.96%) IBM
12 9 (1.76%) Cognos
12 9 (1.76%) JD Edwards
13 8 (1.57%) IFS
14 7 (1.37%) Google
15 6 (1.17%) RedPrairie
16 5 (0.98%) Nimble Storage
16 5 (0.98%) Percona
16 5 (0.98%) Ruckus Wireless
Newbury, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
West London
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £38-40,000 (negotiable) + Bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Talent Analytix
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 10 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £70000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Benifits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Henderson Scott
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Manchester Diocese
Salary: £33k - 36.9k per year + Pension Scheme
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £33000.00 - £36900.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, pension, health insurance
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £80k - 120k + excellent package, car, bonus etc
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £80k - 120k + excellent package, car, bonus etc
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £80k - 120k + excellent package, car, bonus etc
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £3000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
glh Hotels Limited
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Salary: From £29,842 to £32,845 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £33000.00 - £36900.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: To £40,000 + Good Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Montash
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Generous Car, Bonus & Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum (depending on experience) + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £38000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Insure The Box
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
St Andrew's Healthcare
Salary: Up to £43,000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
St Andrew's Healthcare
Salary: From £0 to £42,705 per annum Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago