Period
to 22 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Manager was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 312 328 345
Rank change year-on-year +16 +17 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Manager 40 34 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.34% 0.26% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.27% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 33 22 13
North West median annual salary £45,000 £50,633 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.12% +26.58% -11.11%
10th Percentile £28,600 £40,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,250 £61,250 £56,250
England median annual salary £54,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -6.09% +4.55% +3.23%

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 11,472 12,682 11,588
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.75% 96.67% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 9,294 10,211 9,797
North West median annual salary £44,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.02% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 22 September 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 22 September 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
Lancashire - 14 £30,000 - 2
Manchester +4 11 £43,750 -22.22% 4
Merseyside +23 10 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Cheshire +6 5 £58,750 +17.50%
Systems Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 17 (42.50%) Project Management
2 13 (32.50%) SQL
3 12 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 11 (27.50%) Windows
4 11 (27.50%) Management Information System
4 11 (27.50%) VMware
5 9 (22.50%) E-Commerce
5 9 (22.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 7 (17.50%) Clustering
7 7 (17.50%) MySQL
8 6 (15.00%) ERP
8 6 (15.00%) Linux
8 6 (15.00%) Degree
9 5 (12.50%) Ruby
9 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (12.50%) nginx
9 5 (12.50%) JBoss
9 5 (12.50%) Apache
9 5 (12.50%) VirtualBox
9 5 (12.50%) Kubernetes
9 5 (12.50%) Rancher
10 4 (10.00%) MongoDB
10 4 (10.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 4 (10.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 4 (10.00%) Windows Server
10 4 (10.00%) NetScaler
10 4 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (10.00%) New Relic

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 (12.50%) Apache
1 5 (12.50%) JBoss
1 5 (12.50%) nginx
2 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.50%) IIS
3 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.50%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Office 365
2 2 (5.00%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) NetScaler
1 4 (10.00%) SAN
2 2 (5.00%) SMS
2 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.50%) MySQL
3 4 (10.00%) Couchbase
3 4 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (10.00%) MongoDB
3 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Bitbucket
1 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (10.00%) Publishing
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (7.50%) LAMP
2 3 (7.50%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (5.00%) jQuery
4 1 (2.50%) .NET
4 1 (2.50%) HTML
4 1 (2.50%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) Management Information System
2 7 (17.50%) Clustering
3 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.50%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (27.50%) Windows
2 6 (15.00%) Linux
3 4 (10.00%) CentOS
3 4 (10.00%) Unix
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.50%) Android
4 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (42.50%) Project Management
2 9 (22.50%) E-Commerce
2 9 (22.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (15.00%) ERP
4 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (10.00%) Budget Control
4 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 4 (10.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 4 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing
4 4 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (10.00%) Project Planning
4 4 (10.00%) SIEM
4 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (10.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 3 (7.50%) Business Analysis
5 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (7.50%) Capacity Management
5 3 (7.50%) Change Control
5 3 (7.50%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) SQL
2 5 (12.50%) Ruby
3 4 (10.00%) Java
3 4 (10.00%) Perl
3 4 (10.00%) Python
4 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.50%) PHP
4 3 (7.50%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.00%) C#
5 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.50%) C
6 1 (2.50%) C++
6 1 (2.50%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (5.00%) MCSE
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.50%) CEH
3 1 (2.50%) CISSP
3 1 (2.50%) Master's Degree
3 1 (2.50%) RHCA
3 1 (2.50%) RHCSA
3 1 (2.50%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) QA
2 2 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.50%) GDPR
3 1 (2.50%) HL7
3 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.50%) VirtualBox
2 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.00%) Docker
3 4 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (10.00%) XenApp
3 4 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) Kubernetes
1 5 (12.50%) Rancher
2 4 (10.00%) Nagios
2 4 (10.00%) SCOM
3 3 (7.50%) CFEngine
3 3 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (7.50%) Puppet
4 2 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) VMware
2 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.00%) New Relic
3 4 (10.00%) SAP
3 4 (10.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (5.00%) Cisco
4 2 (5.00%) Google
4 2 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.50%) Civica