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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Manager
Rank 635 660 569
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -91
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Manager 257 282 362
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.23% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.25% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 228 223 319
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,376 £38,567 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,200 £72,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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
104696 113578 106402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.59% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85538 92124 88516
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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(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 -21 232 £50,000 -4.76% 43
London +13 92 £57,500 +0.43% 17
South East +7 39 £52,500 -9.48% 13
East Midlands +30 31 £52,500 -8.69% 1
West Midlands -20 27 £45,000 -10.00% 2
City of London +36 23 £66,250 - 6
East of England +18 22 £56,000 +14.28% 3
Leicestershire +24 14 £60,000 -
Scotland +23 12 £42,500 -11.91% 1
Hampshire -1 11 £47,500 +5.55% 1
North West +14 10 £42,250 +1.80% 3
Buckinghamshire -5 10 £46,500 -7.00% 1
Birmingham -6 10 £45,000 -12.19%
Surrey +16 9 £60,000 +27.65% 1
Essex +11 8 £42,500 +21.42%
Hertfordshire -7 8 £67,500 +56.97%
South West -27 8 £44,000 -6.35% 2
Basingstoke - 8 £47,500 - 1
Edinburgh +19 7 £36,878 -33.55%
Manchester +7 7 £46,000 +12.88% 1
Milton Keynes -8 7 £48,000 -4.00% 1
Nottinghamshire - 7 £40,000 -
Woking - 6 £60,000 -
Bristol +2 5 £45,500 +7.12%
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 - -
Shropshire - 5 £40,000 -
Oxfordshire +12 4 £55,000 -5.17% 4
Derbyshire +12 4 £32,500 -
Staffordshire -1 4 £43,507 -17.13%
Yorkshire -13 4 £40,000 -6.97% 1

Systems Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 159 (31.55%) Project Management
2 150 (29.76%) Finance
3 132 (26.19%) Windows
3 132 (26.19%) Microsoft
4 88 (17.46%) ERP
5 86 (17.06%) Management Information System
6 81 (16.07%) MS Excel
7 77 (15.28%) SQL
8 74 (14.68%) SQL Server
9 70 (13.89%) Active Directory
10 67 (13.29%) ITIL
11 65 (12.90%) VMware
12 61 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
13 59 (11.71%) Windows Server 2008
14 55 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
15 53 (10.52%) Oracle
15 53 (10.52%) Linux
16 52 (10.32%) CRM
17 51 (10.12%) Degree
18 50 (9.92%) Change Management
19 49 (9.72%) PRINCE2
20 47 (9.33%) SAN
21 45 (8.93%) TCP/IP
21 45 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
22 43 (8.53%) MS Exchange
23 42 (8.33%) SAP
23 42 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
24 41 (8.13%) Line Management
25 37 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
25 37 (7.34%) LAN

Systems Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 43 (8.53%) MS Exchange
2 36 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 20 (3.97%) IIS
4 17 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2003
4 17 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (2.98%) CMS
6 13 (2.58%) Apache
7 11 (2.18%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.79%) WordPress
9 6 (1.19%) ColdFusion
10 4 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.60%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.60%) Lotus Domino
12 2 (0.40%) Mule
12 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.40%) Lync
13 1 (0.20%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.20%) Joomla!
Applications
1 81 (16.07%) MS Excel
2 36 (7.14%) MS Office
3 11 (2.18%) MS Project
4 8 (1.59%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.19%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 17 (3.37%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (2.38%) Oracle Applications
3 11 (2.18%) Agresso
3 11 (2.18%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (2.18%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (1.59%) Dynamics GP
4 8 (1.59%) SAP ERP
4 8 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (1.19%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.79%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.60%) MFGPRO
8 2 (0.40%) Lawson
8 2 (0.40%) assyst
8 2 (0.40%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.40%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.40%) SmartPlant
9 1 (0.20%) OPENHousing
9 1 (0.20%) OPENContractor
9 1 (0.20%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (3.17%) Office 365
2 13 (2.58%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (0.99%) SaaS
3 5 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.20%) PaaS
4 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.20%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.20%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 47 (9.33%) SAN
2 45 (8.93%) TCP/IP
3 37 (7.34%) LAN
4 33 (6.55%) DNS
5 32 (6.35%) WAN
5 32 (6.35%) Firewall
6 21 (4.17%) VPN
7 15 (2.98%) DHCP
8 14 (2.78%) LDAP
9 13 (2.58%) Internet
10 12 (2.38%) iSCSI
10 12 (2.38%) MRTG
10 12 (2.38%) SNMP
11 9 (1.79%) Intranet
12 6 (1.19%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (0.60%) Unified Communications
15 2 (0.40%) Wireless
15 2 (0.40%) Cisco IOS
15 2 (0.40%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (14.68%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 32 (6.35%) MySQL
4 15 (2.98%) Crystal Reports
5 12 (2.38%) MongoDB
5 12 (2.38%) Relational Database
6 11 (2.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (1.59%) QlikView
9 6 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.99%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.60%) Ingres
12 2 (0.40%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.40%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.40%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 6 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (0.99%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.99%) JIRA
3 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 150 (29.76%) Finance
2 27 (5.36%) Manufacturing
3 26 (5.16%) Marketing
4 22 (4.37%) Retail
5 15 (2.98%) Law
5 15 (2.98%) Legal
6 7 (1.39%) Aerospace
7 5 (0.99%) General Ledger
8 4 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.79%) Billing
8 4 (0.79%) Banking
8 4 (0.79%) Advertising
9 3 (0.60%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.60%) Back Office
9 3 (0.60%) Automotive
10 2 (0.40%) Front Office
10 2 (0.40%) Publishing
10 2 (0.40%) Local Government
11 1 (0.20%) International Banking
11 1 (0.20%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (6.55%) .NET
2 19 (3.77%) HTML
3 9 (1.79%) RabbitMQ
3 9 (1.79%) jQuery
4 7 (1.39%) XML
5 5 (0.99%) Web Services
5 5 (0.99%) CSS
6 4 (0.79%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.79%) COM
6 4 (0.79%) Backbone.js
7 3 (0.60%) SOAP
7 3 (0.60%) EDI
7 3 (0.60%) JSON
8 2 (0.40%) Ajax
8 2 (0.40%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.40%) Middleware
8 2 (0.40%) J2EE
8 2 (0.40%) HTML5
8 2 (0.40%) REST
9 1 (0.20%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 86 (17.06%) Management Information System
2 61 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.58%) CESG
3 13 (2.58%) Computer Science
4 9 (1.79%) Streaming Video
5 8 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.39%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (1.19%) FMCG
7 6 (1.19%) CCTV
7 6 (1.19%) Clustering
8 5 (0.99%) EPoS
8 5 (0.99%) User Experience
9 4 (0.79%) SCADA
10 3 (0.60%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.60%) IVR
10 3 (0.60%) Replication
11 2 (0.40%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.40%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.40%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 132 (26.19%) Windows
2 59 (11.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (10.52%) Linux
4 27 (5.36%) UNIX
5 26 (5.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (3.57%) Windows 7
8 10 (1.98%) CentOS
8 10 (1.98%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.19%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.79%) Debian
11 3 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.60%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.60%) AIX
11 3 (0.60%) Solaris
11 3 (0.60%) Android
12 2 (0.40%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.40%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.20%) Fedora
13 1 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (31.55%) Project Management
2 88 (17.46%) ERP
3 67 (13.29%) ITIL
4 52 (10.32%) CRM
5 50 (9.92%) Change Management
6 49 (9.72%) PRINCE2
7 45 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
8 42 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
9 41 (8.13%) Line Management
10 37 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
11 35 (6.94%) Service Delivery
12 32 (6.35%) Business Analysis
12 32 (6.35%) Time Management
13 28 (5.56%) People Management
14 24 (4.76%) Budget Control
15 21 (4.17%) Coaching
16 20 (3.97%) E-Commerce
17 19 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
18 18 (3.57%) Validation
18 18 (3.57%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 77 (15.28%) SQL
2 28 (5.56%) Java
3 14 (2.78%) JavaScript
3 14 (2.78%) C
3 14 (2.78%) PHP
4 13 (2.58%) C#
5 12 (2.38%) Perl
6 11 (2.18%) Bash Shell
7 9 (1.79%) VBA
8 7 (1.39%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.19%) VB
10 5 (0.99%) PowerShell
10 5 (0.99%) PL/SQL
10 5 (0.99%) C++
11 4 (0.79%) Python
12 2 (0.40%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.20%) AWK
13 1 (0.20%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.20%) Winbatch
13 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 51 (10.12%) Degree
2 22 (4.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (2.98%) Security Cleared
4 13 (2.58%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.58%) PMI Certification
5 12 (2.38%) PMP
6 11 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 9 (1.79%) MCSE
8 7 (1.39%) ACCA
8 7 (1.39%) CIMA
8 7 (1.39%) AAT
9 6 (1.19%) MCSA
10 5 (0.99%) CCNA
10 5 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.79%) MCTS
12 3 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.60%) CISSP
12 3 (0.60%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.37%) SLA
2 7 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.39%) QA
3 6 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.60%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (0.60%) GAMP
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 70 (13.89%) Active Directory
2 55 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.38%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.98%) XenServer
5 5 (0.99%) XenApp
6 4 (0.79%) Terminal Server
7 3 (0.60%) MetaFrame
7 3 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.20%) NFS
9 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.20%) vSphere
9 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (2.98%) Nagios
2 12 (2.38%) WSUS
2 12 (2.38%) Icinga
3 9 (1.79%) SELinux
4 8 (1.59%) SCOM
5 7 (1.39%) SCOrch
5 7 (1.39%) SCCM
6 5 (0.99%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.40%) Puppet
9 1 (0.20%) WMI
9 1 (0.20%) MOM
9 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.20%) Plesk
9 1 (0.20%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 132 (26.19%) Microsoft
2 65 (12.90%) VMware
3 53 (10.52%) Oracle
4 42 (8.33%) SAP
5 27 (5.36%) Cisco
6 25 (4.96%) Citrix
7 15 (2.98%) Red Hat
8 13 (2.58%) Business Objects
9 10 (1.98%) JD Edwards
10 9 (1.79%) Remedy
10 9 (1.79%) EMC
11 8 (1.59%) IBM
11 8 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (1.39%) Cognos
12 7 (1.39%) HP
13 5 (0.99%) Avaya
13 5 (0.99%) Epicor
13 5 (0.99%) NetApp
14 4 (0.79%) Sun
14 4 (0.79%) Apple
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Connectus
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £50000.00 - £57000.00 per annum + 20% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + benefits and flexi time
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £44995 - £63522 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IAD
Salary: Competitive salary depending on skills and experience.
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + DOE, Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 Per Annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Excellent bens
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Citrus Global Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Full Corporate Benefit
Posted: 4 days ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, 25 days a/l, flexible woking
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Redwood Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Excellent bens
Posted: 5 days ago