The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Programmer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Systems Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Programmer
Rank 873 891 864
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Programmer 19 23 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.020% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.021% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 16 22 29
Average salary £40,000 £31,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.98% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £23,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,789 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £30,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.39%

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
103461 110803 102664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.34%
Number of salaries quoted 85580 90507 85036
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Systems Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Systems Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Programmer
Salary Trend

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

Systems Programmer Salary Trend in the UK

Systems Programmer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Systems Programmer over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 within the UK.

Systems Programmer Salary Histogram in the UK

Systems Programmer
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 +25 19 £40,000 - 2
Yorkshire - 7 £35,000 - 1
West Yorkshire - 6 £35,000 -
Bradford - 6 £35,000 -
London +26 5 £55,000 +4.76%
West Midlands -12 4 £50,000 +90.47%
Birmingham - 4 £50,000 -
City of London +29 2 £60,000 +14.28%
South East +18 1 £42,500 +82.79% 1
North West +9 1 £35,500 -11.25%
East of England -1 1 £26,000 -39.53%
Suffolk - 1 £26,000 -
Manchester - 1 £35,500 -
Middlesex - 1 £42,500 -
Rotherham - 1 £37,500 -
Ipswich - 1 £26,000 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £37,500 -

Systems Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Systems Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title.

1 16 (43.24%) C#
1 16 (43.24%) SQL Server
2 14 (37.84%) .NET
3 13 (35.14%) VB
4 12 (32.43%) ASP.NET
5 11 (29.73%) MS Office
6 10 (27.03%) MS Excel
6 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
7 9 (24.32%) Visual Studio
8 8 (21.62%) C++
8 8 (21.62%) JavaScript
8 8 (21.62%) Software Engineering
9 7 (18.92%) Degree
9 7 (18.92%) HTML
9 7 (18.92%) C
9 7 (18.92%) IIS
9 7 (18.92%) UNIX
9 7 (18.92%) Linux
9 7 (18.92%) Relational Database
10 6 (16.22%) SDLC
10 6 (16.22%) Windows
10 6 (16.22%) Finance
10 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (13.51%) jQuery
11 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
12 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
12 4 (10.81%) MUMPS
12 4 (10.81%) CICS
12 4 (10.81%) VB.NET
12 4 (10.81%) SQL

Systems Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Systems Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (18.92%) IIS
2 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
3 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
3 4 (10.81%) CICS
4 2 (5.41%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 11 (29.73%) MS Office
2 10 (27.03%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.70%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.70%) Modbus
2 1 (2.70%) Profibus
2 1 (2.70%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (43.24%) SQL Server
2 7 (18.92%) Relational Database
3 4 (10.81%) InterSystems Cache
3 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.70%) Big Data
5 1 (2.70%) MySQL
5 1 (2.70%) DB2
5 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.41%) Ant
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Retail
4 2 (5.41%) Marketing
5 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.70%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (37.84%) .NET
2 12 (32.43%) ASP.NET
3 7 (18.92%) HTML
4 5 (13.51%) jQuery
5 4 (10.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (5.41%) Entity Framework
6 2 (5.41%) Ajax
6 2 (5.41%) Spring
6 2 (5.41%) Web Services
7 1 (2.70%) XML
7 1 (2.70%) Swing
7 1 (2.70%) Hibernate
7 1 (2.70%) CSS
7 1 (2.70%) JDBC
7 1 (2.70%) JSP
7 1 (2.70%) Struts
7 1 (2.70%) JSF
7 1 (2.70%) J2EE
7 1 (2.70%) JSON
7 1 (2.70%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.41%) Raspberry Pi
3 2 (5.41%) Arduino
3 2 (5.41%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.41%) Mathematics
3 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.70%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.70%) Physics
4 1 (2.70%) Chemistry
4 1 (2.70%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.70%) SCADA
4 1 (2.70%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) UNIX
1 7 (18.92%) Linux
2 6 (16.22%) Windows
3 3 (8.11%) Android
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.70%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) Software Engineering
2 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (16.22%) SDLC
3 4 (10.81%) TDD
3 4 (10.81%) Migration
3 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (10.81%) MVC
3 4 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (8.11%) OO
4 3 (8.11%) CRM
5 2 (5.41%) Cyber Security
5 2 (5.41%) Unit Testing
5 2 (5.41%) Open Source
5 2 (5.41%) Change Management
6 1 (2.70%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.70%) Android Development
6 1 (2.70%) iOS Development
6 1 (2.70%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (2.70%) ETL
6 1 (2.70%) Contact Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (43.24%) C#
2 13 (35.14%) VB
3 8 (21.62%) C++
3 8 (21.62%) JavaScript
4 7 (18.92%) C
5 4 (10.81%) MUMPS
5 4 (10.81%) VB6
5 4 (10.81%) VB.NET
5 4 (10.81%) SQL
5 4 (10.81%) T-SQL
6 3 (8.11%) Java
6 3 (8.11%) Shell Script
7 2 (5.41%) Progress 4GL
7 2 (5.41%) Python
8 1 (2.70%) PHP
8 1 (2.70%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Degree
2 2 (5.41%) MCSD
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) RACF
1 1 (2.70%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) zSecure
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) InterSystems
3 2 (5.41%) Capita
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle
4 1 (2.70%) IBM
4 1 (2.70%) Siemens
4 1 (2.70%) Allen-Bradley
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