Period
to 24 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Manager was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

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

System Manager
England > North West
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 332 318 305
Rank change year-on-year -14 -13 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Manager 28 41 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.23% 0.32% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.33% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 24 30 38
North West median annual salary £40,000 £57,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.43% +35.29% -3.95%
10th Percentile £29,700 £39,975 £29,706
90th Percentile £62,275 £61,250 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - -4.35% +9.52%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12,029 12,493 10,985
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.87% 96.81% 97.37%
Number of salaries quoted 9,797 10,301 9,279
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £23,450
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Systems Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Manager in the North West

Systems Manager
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Systems Manager in the North West

Systems Manager
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Manager in the North West over the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Systems Manager in the North West

Systems Manager
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Manager within the North West region over the 6 months to 24 June 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
Manchester +12 12 £40,000 -30.43% 5
Merseyside +17 7 £58,750 -21.67% 6
Lancashire - 6 £34,500 - 2
Cheshire -32 3 £46,250 -7.50%
Systems Manager
England

Systems Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, Systems Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region featuring Systems Manager in the job title.

1 11 (39.29%) SQL
2 9 (32.14%) VMware
3 8 (28.57%) Windows
4 7 (25.00%) MySQL
4 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (25.00%) Project Management
5 6 (21.43%) Management Information System
5 6 (21.43%) Information Security
5 6 (21.43%) Linux
5 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
6 5 (17.86%) NHS
6 5 (17.86%) Apache
6 5 (17.86%) JBoss
6 5 (17.86%) Clustering
6 5 (17.86%) Ruby
6 5 (17.86%) Degree
6 5 (17.86%) Release Management
6 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (17.86%) nginx
6 5 (17.86%) Network Architecture
6 5 (17.86%) VirtualBox
6 5 (17.86%) Software Distribution
6 5 (17.86%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (17.86%) Kubernetes
6 5 (17.86%) Patch Management
6 5 (17.86%) Rancher
7 4 (14.29%) New Relic
7 4 (14.29%) Docker
7 4 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (14.29%) Couchbase

Systems Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (17.86%) Apache
1 5 (17.86%) JBoss
1 5 (17.86%) nginx
2 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Office 365
2 2 (7.14%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) NetScaler
1 2 (7.14%) SAN
1 2 (7.14%) SMS
1 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) MySQL
1 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.29%) Couchbase
2 4 (14.29%) MongoDB
3 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Bitbucket
1 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (7.14%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (10.71%) LAMP
2 3 (10.71%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (7.14%) jQuery
4 1 (3.57%) .NET
4 1 (3.57%) HTML
4 1 (3.57%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 5 (17.86%) Clustering
2 5 (17.86%) NHS
3 3 (10.71%) Private Cloud
4 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Windows
2 6 (21.43%) Linux
3 4 (14.29%) CentOS
4 2 (7.14%) Unix
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Project Management
2 6 (21.43%) Information Security
3 5 (17.86%) Network Architecture
3 5 (17.86%) Patch Management
3 5 (17.86%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (17.86%) Release Management
3 5 (17.86%) Software Distribution
4 4 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 4 (14.29%) Network Load Balancing
4 4 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.71%) Capacity Management
5 3 (10.71%) DevOps
6 2 (7.14%) Budget Control
6 2 (7.14%) Change Control
6 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
6 2 (7.14%) Project Planning
6 2 (7.14%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) Ruby
3 4 (14.29%) Perl
3 4 (14.29%) Python
4 3 (10.71%) Java
4 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.71%) PHP
4 3 (10.71%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.57%) C#
5 1 (3.57%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (7.14%) MCSE
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.57%) CEH
3 1 (3.57%) CISSP
3 1 (3.57%) Master's Degree
3 1 (3.57%) RHCA
3 1 (3.57%) RHCSA
3 1 (3.57%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) GDPR
2 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.86%) VirtualBox
2 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (14.29%) Docker
4 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.14%) XenApp
4 2 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) Kubernetes
1 5 (17.86%) Rancher
2 4 (14.29%) Nagios
3 3 (10.71%) CFEngine
3 3 (10.71%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (10.71%) Puppet
4 2 (7.14%) SCOM
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) VMware
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) New Relic
2 4 (14.29%) SolarWinds
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco
3 2 (7.14%) Google
4 1 (3.57%) Civica
4 1 (3.57%) SAP