The median annual salary for a Systems Manager was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Manager
England / South East
Rank 352 414 427
Rank change year-on-year +62 +13  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Manager 44 42 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.29% 0.22% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.23% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 38 40 21
Median salary £52,500 £70,000 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +32.07%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,222 £42,500 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £80,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £60,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year -16.66% +36.36%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14420 18572 19803
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.53% 96.67% 96.99%
Number of salaries quoted 12035 15864 15976
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Systems Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Systems Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Manager in the South East

Systems Manager
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Systems Manager in the South East

Systems Manager
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Manager in the South East over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Manager in the South East

Systems Manager
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Manager within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +32 17 £36,000 -55.00% 4
Berkshire +44 12 £65,000 +52.94%
Surrey +29 4 £53,750 -30.64%
Oxfordshire 0 4 £44,500 -36.42% 1
West Sussex - 4 £51,250 - 1
Buckinghamshire +16 3 £52,500 -4.54% 2
Middlesex - 1 £50,000 -
Systems Manager
England

Systems Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 South East region featuring Systems Manager in the job title.

1 25 (31.65%) Linux
2 22 (27.85%) Windows
2 22 (27.85%) SQL
3 20 (25.32%) Active Directory
4 19 (24.05%) VMware
5 18 (22.78%) Windows Server
6 17 (21.52%) Microsoft Azure
7 16 (20.25%) Firewall
7 16 (20.25%) Microsoft
8 14 (17.72%) Middleware
9 13 (16.46%) ERP
9 13 (16.46%) Finance
9 13 (16.46%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (16.46%) Bash Shell
10 12 (15.19%) iPad
10 12 (15.19%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (15.19%) Server Building
10 12 (15.19%) Technical Analysis
10 12 (15.19%) TCP/IP
11 11 (13.92%) MS Excel
12 10 (12.66%) Project Management
13 9 (11.39%) SAP
13 9 (11.39%) DevOps
14 8 (10.13%) MS Office
14 8 (10.13%) Unix
14 8 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
15 7 (8.86%) ITIL
15 7 (8.86%) SuccessFactors
15 7 (8.86%) High Availability
16 6 (7.59%) SAP HCM

Systems Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (5.06%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (13.92%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.13%) MS Office
3 3 (3.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.27%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 6 (7.59%) SAP HCM
1 6 (7.59%) SAP HR
2 4 (5.06%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (3.80%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (1.27%) SAP CRM
4 1 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (21.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (8.86%) SuccessFactors
3 6 (7.59%) SaaS
4 5 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (5.06%) Office 365
6 3 (3.80%) IaaS
7 1 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (20.25%) Firewall
2 12 (15.19%) TCP/IP
3 5 (6.33%) VPN
4 3 (3.80%) NAS
4 3 (3.80%) SAN
4 3 (3.80%) Wireless
5 2 (2.53%) DHCP
5 2 (2.53%) DNS
6 1 (1.27%) InfiniBand
6 1 (1.27%) Internet
6 1 (1.27%) Intranet
6 1 (1.27%) LAN
6 1 (1.27%) Network Security
6 1 (1.27%) SSL
6 1 (1.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (5.06%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (5.06%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.27%) Big Data
3 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.27%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.27%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.53%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.53%) Maven
2 2 (2.53%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.27%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.27%) LoadRunner
General
1 13 (16.46%) Finance
2 3 (3.80%) Advertising
3 2 (2.53%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.53%) Retail
4 1 (1.27%) Billing
4 1 (1.27%) Marketing
4 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.72%) Middleware
2 6 (7.59%) EDI
3 4 (5.06%) .NET
3 4 (5.06%) .NET Framework
3 4 (5.06%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.80%) COM
5 2 (2.53%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (1.27%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (1.27%) SAPUI5
6 1 (1.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.19%) iPad
2 6 (7.59%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.06%) 3D Printing
4 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.80%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.53%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.53%) Learning Management System
5 2 (2.53%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.27%) Clustering
6 1 (1.27%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.27%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 25 (31.65%) Linux
2 22 (27.85%) Windows
3 18 (22.78%) Windows Server
4 8 (10.13%) Unix
5 4 (5.06%) Mac OS
5 4 (5.06%) Windows 10
5 4 (5.06%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.46%) ERP
1 13 (16.46%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (15.19%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (15.19%) Server Building
2 12 (15.19%) Technical Analysis
3 10 (12.66%) Project Management
4 9 (11.39%) DevOps
5 8 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (8.86%) High Availability
6 7 (8.86%) ITIL
7 6 (7.59%) Logistics
7 6 (7.59%) Performance Management
7 6 (7.59%) SDLC
8 5 (6.33%) CRM
9 4 (5.06%) CAD
9 4 (5.06%) CAE
9 4 (5.06%) Document Management
9 4 (5.06%) Finite Element Analysis
10 3 (3.80%) Mathematics
10 3 (3.80%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (27.85%) SQL
2 13 (16.46%) Bash Shell
3 4 (5.06%) C#
3 4 (5.06%) VB.NET
4 3 (3.80%) Perl
5 2 (2.53%) C++
5 2 (2.53%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.53%) Python
5 2 (2.53%) VBScript
6 1 (1.27%) C
6 1 (1.27%) Java
6 1 (1.27%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.27%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (7.59%) Degree
2 2 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.27%) MCSE
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (25.32%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.33%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.53%) Docker
5 1 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.27%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (3.80%) Backup Exec
1 3 (3.80%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.53%) Ansible
2 2 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.27%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.27%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.27%) SCCM
3 1 (1.27%) SCOM
3 1 (1.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (24.05%) VMware
2 16 (20.25%) Microsoft
3 9 (11.39%) SAP
4 3 (3.80%) Ariba
4 3 (3.80%) QAD
4 3 (3.80%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (3.80%) Symantec
4 3 (3.80%) Synology
5 2 (2.53%) 3PAR
5 2 (2.53%) HP
5 2 (2.53%) IBM
5 2 (2.53%) RedPrairie
6 1 (1.27%) ANSYS
6 1 (1.27%) Apple
6 1 (1.27%) Cisco
6 1 (1.27%) Epicor
6 1 (1.27%) Google
6 1 (1.27%) Infor
6 1 (1.27%) Northgate
6 1 (1.27%) Veeam
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