Period
to 22 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

System Manager
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 699 743 801
Rank change year-on-year +44 +58 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Manager 461 424 475
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.26% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.27% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 390 355 396
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £37,200 £37,500 £32,519
90th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £75,938
UK median annual salary £55,000 £54,750 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.46% -0.45% +10.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 156,012 158,988 189,575
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.06% 96.48% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 128,049 133,268 160,004
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Systems Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Systems Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Manager in England

Systems Manager
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Systems Manager in England.

Salary trend for Systems Manager in England

Systems Manager
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Manager in England over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Systems Manager in England

Systems Manager
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Manager within the England region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -12 171 £58,250 +1.30% 33
South East +45 103 £55,000 -4.35% 21
North of England -15 54 £50,000 - 22
East of England +6 47 £53,750 -2.27% 9
South West +24 46 £50,000 - 6
Midlands +4 41 £45,000 -5.76% 20
North West +3 33 £50,000 -6.98% 13
West Midlands +2 23 £45,000 - 10
Yorkshire +10 20 £50,000 - 8
East Midlands +15 18 £45,000 -10.00% 10
North East -15 2 £59,000 +31.11% 1
Systems Manager
UK

Systems Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, Systems Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Systems Manager in the job title.

1 137 (29.72%) Finance
2 107 (23.21%) SQL
3 103 (22.34%) ERP
4 93 (20.17%) Microsoft
5 81 (17.57%) Project Management
6 63 (13.67%) Windows
7 60 (13.02%) Agile Software Development
8 59 (12.80%) CRM
9 57 (12.36%) Business Intelligence
10 55 (11.93%) SAP
11 49 (10.63%) Manufacturing
12 45 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
12 45 (9.76%) SQL Server
13 42 (9.11%) .NET
13 42 (9.11%) Management Information System
14 39 (8.46%) Retail
15 37 (8.03%) Advertising
15 37 (8.03%) Oracle
15 37 (8.03%) PRINCE2
16 34 (7.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 34 (7.38%) Line Management
17 33 (7.16%) Analytics
17 33 (7.16%) Linux
18 31 (6.72%) ITIL
18 31 (6.72%) Infor
19 30 (6.51%) C#
20 29 (6.29%) Crystal Reports
21 28 (6.07%) Change Management
22 27 (5.86%) Scrum
22 27 (5.86%) IFS

Systems Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (3.25%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.04%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (1.74%) OpenStack
5 6 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.08%) Confluence
6 5 (1.08%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.65%) Drupal
8 3 (0.65%) IIS
8 3 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.43%) Apache
10 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (3.69%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.82%) Spreadsheet
3 12 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (2.39%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 26 (5.64%) NetSuite
2 24 (5.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 23 (4.99%) Dynamics AX
4 12 (2.60%) Epicor Tropos
5 11 (2.39%) Infor SunSystems
6 9 (1.95%) Unit4 Business World
7 8 (1.74%) Infor M3
8 7 (1.52%) SAP BPC
9 5 (1.08%) Dynamics GP
9 5 (1.08%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (1.08%) SAP CO
9 5 (1.08%) SAP FI
9 5 (1.08%) SAP FI/CO
10 4 (0.87%) Maximo
11 3 (0.65%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 3 (0.65%) Magento
11 3 (0.65%) OPENHousing
11 3 (0.65%) SAP HR
12 2 (0.43%) PeopleSoft HCM
12 2 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.99%) Office 365
2 18 (3.90%) SaaS
3 11 (2.39%) Dynamics 365
3 11 (2.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.87%) G Suite
5 4 (0.87%) GitHub
5 4 (0.87%) IaaS
5 4 (0.87%) PaaS
5 4 (0.87%) Slack
5 4 (0.87%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (0.65%) IBM Blueworks
7 2 (0.43%) Sage Pay
8 1 (0.22%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.47%) WAN
2 15 (3.25%) LAN
3 11 (2.39%) Firewall
3 11 (2.39%) Wireless
4 10 (2.17%) Network Security
5 9 (1.95%) SAN
5 9 (1.95%) VPN
6 8 (1.74%) DNS
7 7 (1.52%) Internet
8 6 (1.30%) DHCP
9 5 (1.08%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.08%) VoIP
10 4 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (0.87%) Intranet
11 3 (0.65%) Wireless Security
12 2 (0.43%) SMS
12 2 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.22%) FTP
13 1 (0.22%) HTTP
13 1 (0.22%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 34 (7.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 29 (6.29%) Crystal Reports
4 15 (3.25%) Relational Database
5 14 (3.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (1.95%) MySQL
8 7 (1.52%) SAP HANA
9 6 (1.30%) Cognos Report Studio
10 5 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (1.08%) SAP BW
11 4 (0.87%) Big Data
11 4 (0.87%) Power BI
11 4 (0.87%) QlikView
12 2 (0.43%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 2 (0.43%) EDMS
12 2 (0.43%) GIS
12 2 (0.43%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 16 (3.47%) JIRA
2 7 (1.52%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.43%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.43%) JMeter
4 2 (0.43%) Selenium
5 1 (0.22%) Subversion
General
1 137 (29.72%) Finance
2 49 (10.63%) Manufacturing
3 39 (8.46%) Retail
4 37 (8.03%) Advertising
5 25 (5.42%) Law
5 25 (5.42%) Legal
6 14 (3.04%) Banking
7 10 (2.17%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.95%) Marketing
9 8 (1.74%) Automotive
9 8 (1.74%) Billing
9 8 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (1.08%) Aerospace
10 5 (1.08%) German Language
11 4 (0.87%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.65%) Electronics
13 2 (0.43%) Back Office
14 1 (0.22%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (9.11%) .NET
2 20 (4.34%) .NET Framework
3 14 (3.04%) HTML
4 13 (2.82%) CSS
5 9 (1.95%) XML
6 6 (1.30%) XSL
7 5 (1.08%) AngularJS
7 5 (1.08%) CSS3
7 5 (1.08%) EDI
7 5 (1.08%) HTML5
7 5 (1.08%) jQuery
8 4 (0.87%) Elastic Stack
8 4 (0.87%) Middleware
8 4 (0.87%) SAP Basis
9 3 (0.65%) 802.1X
9 3 (0.65%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.65%) Web Services
10 1 (0.22%) JSON
10 1 (0.22%) Mojolicious
10 1 (0.22%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.11%) Management Information System
2 25 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.04%) NHS
4 10 (2.17%) Data Centre
5 9 (1.95%) Computer Science
5 9 (1.95%) Private Cloud
6 7 (1.52%) EPoS
7 6 (1.30%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.30%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.08%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.08%) iPad
8 5 (1.08%) N-Tier
9 4 (0.87%) Blackberry
9 4 (0.87%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.87%) Cyberattack
9 4 (0.87%) Driving Licence
9 4 (0.87%) Hedge funds
9 4 (0.87%) Raspberry Pi
9 4 (0.87%) SCADA
10 3 (0.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 63 (13.67%) Windows
2 33 (7.16%) Linux
3 21 (4.56%) Windows Server
3 21 (4.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (2.60%) Windows 10
5 10 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (1.95%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.30%) Mac OS
8 5 (1.08%) Android
8 5 (1.08%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.65%) Unix
10 2 (0.43%) CentOS
10 2 (0.43%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.22%) Solaris
11 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (22.34%) ERP
2 81 (17.57%) Project Management
3 60 (13.02%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (12.80%) CRM
5 57 (12.36%) Business Intelligence
6 45 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 37 (8.03%) PRINCE2
8 34 (7.38%) Line Management
9 33 (7.16%) Analytics
10 31 (6.72%) ITIL
11 28 (6.07%) Change Management
12 27 (5.86%) Scrum
13 26 (5.64%) Business Analysis
14 25 (5.42%) Continuous Improvement
15 23 (4.99%) Disaster Recovery
15 23 (4.99%) E-Commerce
15 23 (4.99%) Logistics
15 23 (4.99%) People Management
15 23 (4.99%) SOA
16 22 (4.77%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 107 (23.21%) SQL
2 30 (6.51%) C#
3 18 (3.90%) T-SQL
4 15 (3.25%) C++
5 13 (2.82%) JavaScript
6 12 (2.60%) PHP
7 10 (2.17%) VBA
8 7 (1.52%) VB.NET
9 6 (1.30%) VB
10 5 (1.08%) C
10 5 (1.08%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.87%) X++
12 3 (0.65%) Java
13 2 (0.43%) Perl
13 2 (0.43%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.22%) ActionScript 2.0
14 1 (0.22%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.22%) COBOL
14 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (4.56%) Degree
2 8 (1.74%) CISSP
3 5 (1.08%) MCSE
3 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 5 (1.08%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.87%) ACCA
4 4 (0.87%) CISA
4 4 (0.87%) CISM
4 4 (0.87%) CRISC
4 4 (0.87%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.65%) CEH
5 3 (0.65%) CIMA
5 3 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.65%) MBCS
5 3 (0.65%) PMI Certification
5 3 (0.65%) RHCSA
6 2 (0.43%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.43%) MCSA
6 2 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.99%) QA
2 17 (3.69%) PMO
3 16 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (3.25%) PCI DSS
5 13 (2.82%) ISO 9001
6 11 (2.39%) Data Quality
7 9 (1.95%) GDPR
8 8 (1.74%) ISO 14001
8 8 (1.74%) SLA
9 1 (0.22%) MiFID
9 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (5.64%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.17%) Hyper-V
3 8 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.74%) XenServer
4 5 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (1.08%) XenApp
5 4 (0.87%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.22%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.22%) vSphere
6 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (1.08%) Puppet
2 1 (0.22%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.22%) Cacti
2 1 (0.22%) CFEngine
2 1 (0.22%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (0.22%) Icinga
2 1 (0.22%) logstash
2 1 (0.22%) Nagios
2 1 (0.22%) Netcool
2 1 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 93 (20.17%) Microsoft
2 55 (11.93%) SAP
3 37 (8.03%) Oracle
4 31 (6.72%) Infor
5 27 (5.86%) IFS
6 25 (5.42%) VMware
7 23 (4.99%) Epicor
8 18 (3.90%) Citrix
9 17 (3.69%) Sage
10 11 (2.39%) Cisco
10 11 (2.39%) Cognos
11 7 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (1.30%) Anaplan
12 6 (1.30%) Hyperion
12 6 (1.30%) Tagetik
13 5 (1.08%) EMC
13 5 (1.08%) Veeam
13 5 (1.08%) Workday
13 5 (1.08%) Xamarin
14 4 (0.87%) Avaya