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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Programmer
Rank 888 856 860
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Programmer 9 34 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.031% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.033% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 9 29 16
Average salary £35,318 £35,000 £30,875
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.90% +13.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £20,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,754 £68,000 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,318 £28,750 £28,000
% change year-on-year
+22.84% +2.67%

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 19 December 2014 within the UK.

Systems Programmer Salary Histogram in the UK

Systems Programmer
Top 11 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 19 December 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
Scotland +8 5 £35,318 -
Glasgow - 5 £35,318 -
England -30 4 £31,500 -10.00% 2
West Midlands -18 2 £28,000 +24.44%
Staffordshire - 2 £28,000 -
North West -10 1 £42,500 +18.05% 1
Chorley - 1 £42,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £35,000 -
Nottingham - 1 £35,000 -
Lancashire - 1 £42,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £35,000 -

Systems Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 7 (33.33%) PeopleSoft
1 7 (33.33%) PeopleTools
2 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) MS Office
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 5 (23.81%) C#
3 5 (23.81%) Oracle
4 4 (19.05%) zOS
4 4 (19.05%) C++
4 4 (19.05%) .NET
4 4 (19.05%) Mainframe
4 4 (19.05%) Finance
5 3 (14.29%) CICS
5 3 (14.29%) VB.NET
5 3 (14.29%) VBA
5 3 (14.29%) JCL
5 3 (14.29%) PHP
5 3 (14.29%) Workflow
5 3 (14.29%) Document Management
5 3 (14.29%) IBM
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 3 (14.29%) OO
5 3 (14.29%) ERP
6 2 (9.52%) OOD
6 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
6 2 (9.52%) CA
6 2 (9.52%) Epicor
6 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
6 2 (9.52%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Web Design

Systems Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (14.29%) CICS
2 2 (9.52%) OpenEdge
2 2 (9.52%) ColdFusion
3 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) MS Office
2 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Epicor Vantage
2 1 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) DTS
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.76%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) PeopleTools
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Games
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
2 2 (9.52%) Web Services
2 2 (9.52%) XML
2 2 (9.52%) EDI
3 1 (4.76%) Middleware
3 1 (4.76%) Ajax
3 1 (4.76%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Mainframe
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) VSAM
3 1 (4.76%) SCADA
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (4.76%) Open Source
3 1 (4.76%) Tandem
3 1 (4.76%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) zOS
2 2 (9.52%) MVS
3 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) OO
1 3 (14.29%) ERP
1 3 (14.29%) Workflow
1 3 (14.29%) Document Management
2 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
2 2 (9.52%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (9.52%) Web Design
2 2 (9.52%) Information Security
2 2 (9.52%) OOD
3 1 (4.76%) Change Management
3 1 (4.76%) PDM
3 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
3 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 5 (23.81%) C#
3 4 (19.05%) C++
4 3 (14.29%) VB.NET
4 3 (14.29%) VBA
4 3 (14.29%) PHP
4 3 (14.29%) JCL
5 2 (9.52%) REXX
5 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
5 2 (9.52%) VB
5 2 (9.52%) COBOL
5 2 (9.52%) Java
6 1 (4.76%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) RACF
1 1 (4.76%) ACF2
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) PeopleSoft
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 5 (23.81%) Oracle
4 3 (14.29%) IBM
5 2 (9.52%) CA
5 2 (9.52%) Epicor
6 1 (4.76%) HP
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