Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Programmer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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

System Programmer
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1155 1182 1251
Rank change year-on-year +27 +69 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Programmer 19 16 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.011% 0.009% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.009% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 9 15 20
England median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% - +69.23%
10th Percentile £34,250 £27,500 £34,900
90th Percentile £57,000 £100,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £37,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -31.82% - +69.23%

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 162309 172056 197302
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.51% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 131276 145303 165484
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Systems Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Programmer in England

Systems Programmer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Systems Programmer in England

Systems Programmer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Programmer in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Programmer in England

Systems Programmer
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 Programmer within the England region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
North of England +19 8 £45,000 -
North West +9 8 £45,000 -
South East +48 6 £27,500 +17.02%
London +21 5 £65,000 -21.21%
Systems Programmer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Systems Programmer 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 Programmer in the job title.

1 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 9 (47.37%) C#
2 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 9 (47.37%) JCL
2 9 (47.37%) Mainframe
2 9 (47.37%) Mentoring
2 9 (47.37%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (42.11%) .NET
3 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (42.11%) Windows
4 7 (36.84%) Degree
5 6 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (26.32%) Asset Management
6 5 (26.32%) Shell Script
6 5 (26.32%) Unix
6 5 (26.32%) REXX
6 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
6 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
6 5 (26.32%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (26.32%) CICS
6 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
6 5 (26.32%) Sybase
6 5 (26.32%) DB2
6 5 (26.32%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (26.32%) T-SQL
6 5 (26.32%) VB
6 5 (26.32%) COBOL
6 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (26.32%) Mathematics

Systems Programmer 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 5 (26.32%) CICS
1 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) CMS
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) BusinessObjects
1 5 (26.32%) Crystal Reports
1 5 (26.32%) DB2
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.26%) MariaDB
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) XPEDITER
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Law
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) .NET
2 3 (15.79%) Classic ASP
3 1 (5.26%) CGI
3 1 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) HTML5
3 1 (5.26%) jQuery
3 1 (5.26%) LAMP
3 1 (5.26%) SOAP
3 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (47.37%) Mainframe
2 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 4 (21.05%) Replication
3 3 (15.79%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (10.53%) User Experience
5 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Unix
3 4 (21.05%) MVS
4 1 (5.26%) Linux
4 1 (5.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Mentoring
2 6 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (26.32%) Asset Management
3 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (26.32%) DevOps
3 5 (26.32%) Investment Management
3 5 (26.32%) Mathematics
3 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Office Automation
3 5 (26.32%) Office Automation
4 4 (21.05%) Data Migration
4 4 (21.05%) Migration
4 4 (21.05%) Portfolio Management
4 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.79%) ERP
5 3 (15.79%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 9 (47.37%) C#
2 9 (47.37%) JCL
3 5 (26.32%) COBOL
3 5 (26.32%) REXX
3 5 (26.32%) Shell Script
3 5 (26.32%) T-SQL
3 5 (26.32%) VB
4 3 (15.79%) Assembly Language
4 3 (15.79%) VB.NET
4 3 (15.79%) VBA
5 1 (5.26%) C
5 1 (5.26%) C++
5 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.26%) Perl
5 1 (5.26%) PHP
5 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
1 5 (26.32%) Sybase
2 4 (21.05%) IBM
3 3 (15.79%) CA
4 2 (10.53%) ServiceNow