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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Programmer
Rank 894 837 877
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Programmer 13 37 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.034% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.037% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 10 30 16
Average salary £30,000 £43,750 £31,875
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.42% +37.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,785 £30,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,178 £60,000 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £33,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%

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
109120 101188 111394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.40% 94.25% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 88233 84007 95056
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 2 September 2014 within the UK.

Systems Programmer Salary Histogram in the UK

Systems Programmer
Top 19 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 2 September 2014. 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 -56 6 £43,000 -1.71% 4
Glasgow -3 5 £29,500 -
Scotland -10 5 £29,500 -
East of England -25 3 £43,000 +43.33%
Hertfordshire - 3 £43,000 -
West Midlands -1 2 £30,000 -
Lichfield -2 2 £30,000 -
Staffordshire -10 2 £30,000 -
North Wales - 2 £29,463 -
Wales - 2 £29,463 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - -
City of London -1 1 - - 1
Luton -6 1 £43,000 +43.33%
Bedfordshire -13 1 £43,000 +43.33%
London -19 1 - - 3
Letchworth - 1 £43,000 -
Denbighshire - 1 £28,926 -
Stevenage - 1 £43,000 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £43,000 -

Systems Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 27 (50.00%) SQL
2 23 (42.59%) C++
3 20 (37.04%) Degree
4 16 (29.63%) SQL Server
4 16 (29.63%) OO
5 15 (27.78%) MS Office
6 14 (25.93%) C#
6 14 (25.93%) .NET
7 13 (24.07%) VB.NET
7 13 (24.07%) IBM
7 13 (24.07%) Microsoft
8 12 (22.22%) T-SQL
9 11 (20.37%) Oracle
9 11 (20.37%) Web Services
9 11 (20.37%) Finance
10 10 (18.52%) ASP.NET
10 10 (18.52%) OOD
11 9 (16.67%) Data Modelling
11 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
13 7 (12.96%) SOA
13 7 (12.96%) OOA/OOD
13 7 (12.96%) TIBCO
13 7 (12.96%) BusinessWorks
13 7 (12.96%) Middleware
13 7 (12.96%) webMethods
13 7 (12.96%) UML
13 7 (12.96%) JBoss
13 7 (12.96%) TOGAF
13 7 (12.96%) Talend Open Studio

Systems Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 4 (7.41%) Lotus Domino
2 3 (5.56%) IIS
3 2 (3.70%) CICS
Applications
1 15 (27.78%) MS Office
2 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.85%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (12.96%) BusinessWorks
1 7 (12.96%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.96%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.85%) MySQL
5 1 (1.85%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (1.85%) DTS
Development Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (3.70%) PeopleTools
4 1 (1.85%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (20.37%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (1.85%) French Language
3 1 (1.85%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.93%) .NET
2 11 (20.37%) Web Services
3 10 (18.52%) ASP.NET
4 7 (12.96%) Middleware
4 7 (12.96%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (9.26%) HTML
6 4 (7.41%) XML
7 2 (3.70%) CSS
7 2 (3.70%) jQuery
8 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (1.85%) Classic ASP
8 1 (1.85%) POSIX
8 1 (1.85%) SAP .NET Connector
8 1 (1.85%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Mobile App
2 6 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.41%) SCADA
4 2 (3.70%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.70%) Grid Computing
4 2 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.70%) Hedge funds
4 2 (3.70%) VSAM
5 1 (1.85%) Home Automation
5 1 (1.85%) Tandem
5 1 (1.85%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.11%) zOS
2 2 (3.70%) MVS
2 2 (3.70%) Windows
3 1 (1.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.63%) OO
2 10 (18.52%) OOD
3 9 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (12.96%) TOGAF
4 7 (12.96%) UML
4 7 (12.96%) OOA/OOD
4 7 (12.96%) SOA
5 6 (11.11%) Information Security
5 6 (11.11%) Investment Management
6 5 (9.26%) Document Management
6 5 (9.26%) Software Engineering
6 5 (9.26%) Systems Analysis
6 5 (9.26%) Workflow
7 4 (7.41%) Service Delivery
7 4 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (7.41%) System Testing
8 3 (5.56%) OOP
9 2 (3.70%) ERP
9 2 (3.70%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 27 (50.00%) SQL
2 23 (42.59%) C++
3 14 (25.93%) C#
4 13 (24.07%) VB.NET
5 12 (22.22%) T-SQL
6 4 (7.41%) Java
7 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.70%) COBOL
7 2 (3.70%) R
7 2 (3.70%) REXX
7 2 (3.70%) JCL
7 2 (3.70%) F#
8 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.85%) Perl
8 1 (1.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (37.04%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) Puppet
1 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (24.07%) IBM
1 13 (24.07%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.37%) Oracle
3 7 (12.96%) JBoss
3 7 (12.96%) TIBCO
3 7 (12.96%) webMethods
3 7 (12.96%) Talend
4 6 (11.11%) CA
5 4 (7.41%) BMC
5 4 (7.41%) Compuware
6 2 (3.70%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.85%) SAP
7 1 (1.85%) HP
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