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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Manager
Rank 658 595 645
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +50
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Manager 243 334 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.29% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.30% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 214 278 202
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,202 £35,000 £34,650
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £49,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -4.04%

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
104523 110040 100310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.18% 94.52% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 87158 89009 83141
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -41 240 £53,054 +6.10% 40
London -20 93 £60,000 - 12
South East -36 47 £50,750 +1.50% 9
North West +18 27 £45,000 +12.50% 6
West Midlands -8 21 £56,250 +12.50%
City of London +26 17 £61,368 +2.27%
Hampshire +20 15 £60,000 +20.00%
East Midlands +1 15 £41,674 -16.65% 1
East of England -9 14 £57,500 +57.53% 1
Yorkshire +1 13 £45,160 +29.02% 2
Coventry -4 11 £54,027 -1.76%
South West -21 9 £60,000 +26.31% 8
Manchester +9 8 £45,000 +0.55% 3
Merseyside - 8 £62,500 - 1
Liverpool - 8 £62,500 - 1
Northamptonshire +16 7 £41,674 -5.28%
Cheshire +4 7 £32,000 -40.74% 1
Bedfordshire 0 7 £56,250 +75.78%
Middlesex - 7 £45,000 -
Fareham - 7 £60,000 -
Surrey +9 6 £43,750 -23.91% 2
Northampton +2 6 £41,674 -5.28%
West Yorkshire +3 5 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Buckinghamshire -26 5 £52,500 -4.54%
Leeds +10 4 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Wiltshire +8 4 £44,750 -0.55% 3
Andover +3 4 £50,000 -9.09%
Berkshire 0 4 £57,500 +6.97%
Hertfordshire -1 4 £65,000 +4.83%
North Yorkshire -3 4 £51,000 +45.71%

Systems Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 164 (33.40%) Finance
2 143 (29.12%) Project Management
3 100 (20.37%) Microsoft
4 99 (20.16%) Windows
5 90 (18.33%) ERP
6 85 (17.31%) SQL
7 74 (15.07%) SQL Server
8 69 (14.05%) Management Information System
9 64 (13.03%) ITIL
10 62 (12.63%) SAP
10 62 (12.63%) Stakeholder Management
11 56 (11.41%) Line Management
12 54 (11.00%) .NET
13 52 (10.59%) CRM
14 51 (10.39%) MS Excel
14 51 (10.39%) Oracle
15 50 (10.18%) Change Management
16 46 (9.37%) Business Intelligence
17 42 (8.55%) Linux
18 41 (8.35%) Analytical Skills
19 39 (7.94%) PRINCE2
20 38 (7.74%) Service Delivery
20 38 (7.74%) Agile Software Development
21 37 (7.54%) Degree
21 37 (7.54%) Active Directory
22 35 (7.13%) VMware
23 33 (6.72%) SharePoint
24 32 (6.52%) Banking
24 32 (6.52%) Data Centre
25 31 (6.31%) SDLC

Systems Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 33 (6.72%) SharePoint
2 24 (4.89%) MS Exchange
3 12 (2.44%) IIS
4 8 (1.63%) Tomcat
4 8 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (1.43%) Apache
6 4 (0.81%) WordPress
6 4 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.61%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.61%) JBoss
7 3 (0.61%) CMS
8 2 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.41%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.41%) Documentum
9 1 (0.20%) SAS
9 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.20%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 51 (10.39%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.87%) MS Office
3 18 (3.67%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.63%) MS Project
5 7 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.61%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.61%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.20%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 17 (3.46%) Dynamics AX
2 13 (2.65%) SAP ERP
3 10 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (1.22%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (1.22%) Dynamics GP
5 6 (1.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (1.02%) Agresso
7 4 (0.81%) Maximo
8 3 (0.61%) Summit
8 3 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.61%) MFGPRO
8 3 (0.61%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.61%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.41%) assyst
9 2 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.41%) Oracle iProcurement
9 2 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.63%) SaaS
3 4 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (0.61%) Office 365
5 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.20%) Joyent
6 1 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.20%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 28 (5.70%) Firewall
2 25 (5.09%) LAN
2 25 (5.09%) DNS
3 20 (4.07%) WAN
3 20 (4.07%) VPN
4 16 (3.26%) SAN
5 14 (2.85%) TCP/IP
6 13 (2.65%) DHCP
7 7 (1.43%) HTTP
8 6 (1.22%) SMTP
8 6 (1.22%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (1.22%) Unified Communications
9 5 (1.02%) Network Security
9 5 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (1.02%) Internet
9 5 (1.02%) FTP
10 4 (0.81%) VLAN
11 3 (0.61%) IMAP
11 3 (0.61%) iSCSI
11 3 (0.61%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (15.07%) SQL Server
2 31 (6.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (4.07%) Crystal Reports
4 16 (3.26%) BusinessObjects
5 15 (3.05%) Relational Database
6 12 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (2.24%) MySQL
8 10 (2.04%) Oracle Database
9 8 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (1.22%) QlikView
12 5 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (1.02%) RDBMS
12 5 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.81%) SAP BI
13 4 (0.81%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.81%) NonStop SQL
14 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
14 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (1.63%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.22%) JIRA
3 5 (1.02%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.81%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.61%) Maven
5 3 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.61%) Ant
6 2 (0.41%) JUnit
6 2 (0.41%) WATIR
6 2 (0.41%) Selenium
6 2 (0.41%) TestComplete
6 2 (0.41%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.20%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.20%) Subversion
7 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.20%) Toad
General
1 164 (33.40%) Finance
2 32 (6.52%) Banking
3 31 (6.31%) Manufacturing
4 30 (6.11%) Legal
5 24 (4.89%) Retail
6 22 (4.48%) Law
6 22 (4.48%) Marketing
7 12 (2.44%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.83%) Automotive
8 9 (1.83%) Advertising
9 8 (1.63%) Publishing
9 8 (1.63%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.63%) General Ledger
10 7 (1.43%) Back Office
11 6 (1.22%) Front Office
12 5 (1.02%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.81%) Billing
14 3 (0.61%) International Banking
15 2 (0.41%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (11.00%) .NET
2 13 (2.65%) HTML
3 10 (2.04%) XML
4 8 (1.63%) CSS
4 8 (1.63%) Web Services
5 6 (1.22%) .NET Framework
6 5 (1.02%) JSON
6 5 (1.02%) jQuery
7 3 (0.61%) WinForms
7 3 (0.61%) Ajax
7 3 (0.61%) Flash
7 3 (0.61%) EDI
7 3 (0.61%) Middleware
7 3 (0.61%) J2EE
7 3 (0.61%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.41%) COM
8 2 (0.41%) LAMP
8 2 (0.41%) WCF
8 2 (0.41%) WPF
9 1 (0.20%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 69 (14.05%) Management Information System
2 41 (8.35%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (6.52%) Data Centre
4 16 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (1.63%) PMI
6 6 (1.22%) Blackberry
6 6 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (1.22%) User Experience
7 5 (1.02%) GIS
7 5 (1.02%) Tandem
7 5 (1.02%) CCTV
8 4 (0.81%) Replication
8 4 (0.81%) Clustering
8 4 (0.81%) Mathematics
8 4 (0.81%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.61%) SWIFT
9 3 (0.61%) FMCG
9 3 (0.61%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.61%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.61%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 99 (20.16%) Windows
2 42 (8.55%) Linux
3 29 (5.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (5.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (4.89%) UNIX
6 15 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (2.24%) Ubuntu
8 10 (2.04%) Windows 7
9 9 (1.83%) Solaris
10 6 (1.22%) Windows 8
10 6 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.02%) Windows XP
11 5 (1.02%) Android
12 4 (0.81%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.61%) AIX
13 3 (0.61%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.20%) Debian
14 1 (0.20%) SmartOS
14 1 (0.20%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (29.12%) Project Management
2 90 (18.33%) ERP
3 64 (13.03%) ITIL
4 62 (12.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 56 (11.41%) Line Management
6 52 (10.59%) CRM
7 50 (10.18%) Change Management
8 46 (9.37%) Business Intelligence
9 39 (7.94%) PRINCE2
10 38 (7.74%) Service Delivery
10 38 (7.74%) Agile Software Development
11 31 (6.31%) SDLC
12 27 (5.50%) Continuous Improvement
13 26 (5.30%) Business Analysis
14 24 (4.89%) Data Management
15 23 (4.68%) Mentoring
16 21 (4.28%) Programme Management
17 20 (4.07%) Systems Analysis
17 20 (4.07%) People Management
18 19 (3.87%) Budget Control
Programming Languages
1 85 (17.31%) SQL
2 20 (4.07%) C#
2 20 (4.07%) Java
3 16 (3.26%) C
4 12 (2.44%) VBA
5 11 (2.24%) VB
5 11 (2.24%) PL/SQL
6 9 (1.83%) JavaScript
7 8 (1.63%) PHP
8 7 (1.43%) T-SQL
8 7 (1.43%) Perl
8 7 (1.43%) Python
9 5 (1.02%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.02%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.81%) Ruby
11 3 (0.61%) C++
11 3 (0.61%) VBScript
12 2 (0.41%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.41%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.20%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 37 (7.54%) Degree
2 24 (4.89%) Security Cleared
2 24 (4.89%) PMI Certification
3 20 (4.07%) SC Cleared
4 16 (3.26%) ITIL Certification
4 16 (3.26%) PMP
5 7 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 7 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.22%) ACCA
6 6 (1.22%) CIMA
7 5 (1.02%) MBA
7 5 (1.02%) MCSE
8 4 (0.81%) AAT
8 4 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.61%) CCNP
10 2 (0.41%) ISEB
10 2 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.41%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.20%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.28%) SLA
2 19 (3.87%) QA
3 4 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 37 (7.54%) Active Directory
2 28 (5.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.43%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.81%) NFS
5 3 (0.61%) Terminal Server
5 3 (0.61%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.61%) vSphere
5 3 (0.61%) XenApp
6 2 (0.41%) KVM
6 2 (0.41%) Samba
6 2 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.41%) Xen
6 2 (0.41%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.20%) Postfix
7 1 (0.20%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.20%) Docker
7 1 (0.20%) Ceph
7 1 (0.20%) LXC
7 1 (0.20%) iptables
7 1 (0.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (2.04%) SCOM
2 9 (1.83%) SCOrch
3 8 (1.63%) SCCM
4 4 (0.81%) DRNet
4 4 (0.81%) Nagios
5 3 (0.61%) Puppet
5 3 (0.61%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.41%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (0.41%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.20%) WMI
7 1 (0.20%) WSUS
7 1 (0.20%) Ganglia
7 1 (0.20%) Zenoss
7 1 (0.20%) SCSM
7 1 (0.20%) logstash
7 1 (0.20%) Graylog
7 1 (0.20%) Icinga
7 1 (0.20%) Graphite
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 100 (20.37%) Microsoft
2 62 (12.63%) SAP
3 51 (10.39%) Oracle
4 35 (7.13%) VMware
5 26 (5.30%) Cisco
6 15 (3.05%) Citrix
7 14 (2.85%) HP
8 9 (1.83%) Cognos
9 8 (1.63%) CheckPoint
9 8 (1.63%) RedPrairie
10 7 (1.43%) JD Edwards
10 7 (1.43%) Remedy
11 6 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.22%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.22%) Hyperion
11 6 (1.22%) JDA
11 6 (1.22%) Google
12 5 (1.02%) Infor
12 5 (1.02%) Tableau
12 5 (1.02%) Juniper
England
CharityJob
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
CharityJob
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Hudson IT Contract
Salary: Package
Posted: 13 hours ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sussex
ComTech Europe Limited
Salary: Car + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Peacocks Stores Ltd
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + car allowance, benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + bonus, pension etc
Posted: 5 days ago
Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £39685 - £45954 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £95000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Work From Home
Posted: 6 days ago
West Malling
Pearson Whiffin
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Annapurna
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £45k per year + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Annapurna
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Leicester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Oxfordshire
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £48000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
West Malling
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago