The median annual salary for a Systems Manager was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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

System Manager
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 619 661 723
Rank change year-on-year +42 +62  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Manager 241 300 258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.29% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.30% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 196 244 218
Median salary £52,500 £60,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +26.31%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,222 £35,600 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £80,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £60,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -16.66% +33.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82030 100201 104416
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68128 83906 85283
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Systems Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Manager in the UK

Systems Manager
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Systems Manager in the UK

Systems Manager
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Manager over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Manager in the UK

Systems Manager
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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
England +54 225 £52,500 -12.50% 28
London +38 66 £61,250 +2.08% 12
South East +50 43 £53,625 -23.39% 7
East of England +20 34 £47,500 -20.83%
West Midlands +44 23 £53,000 +0.95% 2
City of London +49 21 £77,500 +29.16%
North West -21 21 £57,500 - 4
Hampshire +24 18 £42,500 -46.87% 4
Essex +27 17 £47,500 +39.70%
Manchester -27 16 £57,500 -4.16% 4
South West +35 13 £35,000 -40.42%
East Midlands +7 12 £32,500 -23.52%
Berkshire +45 11 £65,000 +52.94%
Yorkshire +28 10 £49,516 +10.03% 2
Hertfordshire +18 10 £47,500 -32.14%
Nottinghamshire +17 9 £32,500 -
Nottingham +13 9 £32,500 -
Southampton +25 7 £35,222 -21.72% 3
Birmingham +8 7 £53,000 +0.95%
Wales +7 7 £45,000 +3.44% 1
Shropshire +3 7 £53,500 -17.69%
Exeter - 7 £32,500 -
Telford - 7 £53,500 -
Devon - 7 £32,500 -
South Wales - 7 £45,000 - 1
Slough +27 6 £65,000 +13.04%
South Yorkshire +8 6 £60,000 +14.28%
Sheffield - 6 £60,000 -
Scotland +22 5 £45,000 +38.46%
Cambridgeshire +7 5 £77,500 +29.16%

Systems Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 featuring Systems Manager in the job title.

1 141 (29.44%) Finance
2 127 (26.51%) Project Management
3 111 (23.17%) ERP
4 106 (22.13%) Microsoft
5 79 (16.49%) SQL
5 79 (16.49%) Windows
6 75 (15.66%) Stakeholder Management
7 61 (12.73%) SAP
8 59 (12.32%) MS Excel
9 58 (12.11%) CRM
10 56 (11.69%) Linux
10 56 (11.69%) Agile Software Development
11 55 (11.48%) Business Intelligence
12 53 (11.06%) Degree
13 52 (10.86%) VMware
14 51 (10.65%) Management Information System
15 50 (10.44%) SQL Server
16 48 (10.02%) Retail
17 46 (9.60%) MS Office
18 45 (9.39%) ITIL
19 42 (8.77%) Manufacturing
19 42 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
20 41 (8.56%) Continuous Improvement
21 39 (8.14%) Windows Server
22 38 (7.93%) Oracle
22 38 (7.93%) Salesforce.com
23 35 (7.31%) Active Directory
24 34 (7.10%) Change Management
24 34 (7.10%) IT Strategy
25 33 (6.89%) BusinessObjects

Systems Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 13 (2.71%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.09%) SAS
3 6 (1.25%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.04%) IBM Domino
5 4 (0.84%) Apache
5 4 (0.84%) CMS
5 4 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.84%) IIS
6 3 (0.63%) FormScape
6 3 (0.63%) JBoss
6 3 (0.63%) Kentico
7 2 (0.42%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.21%) Confluence
8 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.21%) nginx
8 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 59 (12.32%) MS Excel
2 46 (9.60%) MS Office
3 5 (1.04%) SOLIDWORKS
4 3 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.21%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.21%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 26 (5.43%) Unit4 Business World
2 24 (5.01%) Dynamics NAV
3 21 (4.38%) Dynamics AX
4 20 (4.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 13 (2.71%) Oracle EBS
6 12 (2.51%) SAP BPC
7 11 (2.30%) Oracle Financials
8 8 (1.67%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 8 (1.67%) Magento
9 7 (1.46%) SAP HCM
9 7 (1.46%) SAP HR
10 6 (1.25%) Oracle 11i
10 6 (1.25%) Oracle EBS R12
10 6 (1.25%) Oracle HRMS
10 6 (1.25%) Oracle iProcurement
11 5 (1.04%) Sage X3
12 4 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 3 (0.63%) Maximo
13 3 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
13 3 (0.63%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 29 (6.05%) Microsoft Azure
1 29 (6.05%) Office 365
2 16 (3.34%) SaaS
3 15 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.09%) IaaS
5 9 (1.88%) SuccessFactors
6 6 (1.25%) PaaS
6 6 (1.25%) Veeva
7 4 (0.84%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.42%) Force.com
8 2 (0.42%) G Suite
9 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.21%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 32 (6.68%) Firewall
2 23 (4.80%) SAN
3 17 (3.55%) VPN
4 15 (3.13%) WAN
5 14 (2.92%) LAN
5 14 (2.92%) TCP/IP
6 12 (2.51%) NAS
7 9 (1.88%) Internet
8 8 (1.67%) DNS
9 6 (1.25%) DHCP
9 6 (1.25%) Intranet
9 6 (1.25%) VoIP
10 5 (1.04%) MPLS
11 3 (0.63%) Network Security
11 3 (0.63%) VLAN
11 3 (0.63%) Wireless
12 2 (0.42%) FTP
13 1 (0.21%) Extranet
13 1 (0.21%) PPP
13 1 (0.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (10.44%) SQL Server
2 33 (6.89%) BusinessObjects
3 19 (3.97%) Crystal Reports
3 19 (3.97%) SAP BW
4 18 (3.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (2.30%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 11 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (1.88%) NoSQL
7 9 (1.88%) Oracle BI EE
8 8 (1.67%) Spotfire
8 8 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.25%) Electronic Patient Records
9 6 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.04%) QlikView
11 4 (0.84%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.84%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.42%) Big Data
12 2 (0.42%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 10 (2.09%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (1.46%) TeamCity
3 4 (0.84%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.42%) JIRA
4 2 (0.42%) Maven
4 2 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.21%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.21%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.21%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.21%) SonarQube
General
1 141 (29.44%) Finance
2 48 (10.02%) Retail
3 42 (8.77%) Manufacturing
4 21 (4.38%) Advertising
4 21 (4.38%) Legal
5 15 (3.13%) Marketing
6 12 (2.51%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.88%) Electronics
8 7 (1.46%) Law
9 6 (1.25%) Games
10 3 (0.63%) Banking
10 3 (0.63%) French Language
11 2 (0.42%) Back Office
11 2 (0.42%) Billing
11 2 (0.42%) Publishing
12 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.21%) Front Office
12 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.55%) .NET
1 17 (3.55%) EDI
2 14 (2.92%) Middleware
3 7 (1.46%) Kafka
4 5 (1.04%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (1.04%) Web Services
5 4 (0.84%) .NET Framework
5 4 (0.84%) COM
5 4 (0.84%) Mason
6 3 (0.63%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.63%) HTML
6 3 (0.63%) SAPUI5
6 3 (0.63%) XML
7 2 (0.42%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.42%) Visualforce
8 1 (0.21%) CSS
8 1 (0.21%) JMS
8 1 (0.21%) jQuery
8 1 (0.21%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 51 (10.65%) Management Information System
2 42 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (2.92%) iPad
4 12 (2.51%) AS400
5 8 (1.67%) Computer Science
5 8 (1.67%) Data Centre
5 8 (1.67%) NHS
6 7 (1.46%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (1.04%) Clustering
7 5 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.04%) Private Cloud
8 4 (0.84%) 3D Printing
8 4 (0.84%) FMCG
8 4 (0.84%) SCADA
9 3 (0.63%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.63%) EPoS
9 3 (0.63%) Social Media
10 2 (0.42%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.42%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.42%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 79 (16.49%) Windows
2 56 (11.69%) Linux
3 39 (8.14%) Windows Server
4 25 (5.22%) Unix
5 14 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (2.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.46%) Mac OS
7 7 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (1.25%) Windows 10
8 6 (1.25%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.84%) HPUX
10 2 (0.42%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.42%) Debian
11 1 (0.21%) Android
11 1 (0.21%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (26.51%) Project Management
2 111 (23.17%) ERP
3 75 (15.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 58 (12.11%) CRM
5 56 (11.69%) Agile Software Development
6 55 (11.48%) Business Intelligence
7 45 (9.39%) ITIL
8 41 (8.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 34 (7.10%) Change Management
9 34 (7.10%) IT Strategy
10 29 (6.05%) PRINCE2
11 24 (5.01%) Mentoring
12 22 (4.59%) Document Management
12 22 (4.59%) Logistics
13 20 (4.18%) Business Analysis
13 20 (4.18%) SDLC
14 18 (3.76%) Line Management
14 18 (3.76%) Process Improvement
14 18 (3.76%) Scrum
15 17 (3.55%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (16.49%) SQL
2 16 (3.34%) Bash Shell
2 16 (3.34%) VBA
3 15 (3.13%) C#
4 13 (2.71%) C
4 13 (2.71%) PHP
5 12 (2.51%) Java
6 11 (2.30%) R
7 10 (2.09%) Perl
7 10 (2.09%) Python
8 8 (1.67%) VB.NET
9 7 (1.46%) Ruby
9 7 (1.46%) VBScript
10 6 (1.25%) COBOL
11 5 (1.04%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.04%) VB
12 4 (0.84%) C++
13 3 (0.63%) Apex Code
13 3 (0.63%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.63%) UniBasic
Qualifications
1 53 (11.06%) Degree
2 21 (4.38%) PMP
3 19 (3.97%) PMI Certification
4 15 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (2.92%) MCSE
6 6 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (1.25%) MBA
7 4 (0.84%) RHCE
8 3 (0.63%) MCP
8 3 (0.63%) RHCA
8 3 (0.63%) RHCSA
8 3 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.21%) CISSP
10 1 (0.21%) MCSA
10 1 (0.21%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.97%) SLA
2 18 (3.76%) QA
3 7 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.04%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.84%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.84%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 35 (7.31%) Active Directory
2 23 (4.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.71%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.09%) Docker
5 7 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.25%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.84%) Snort
8 2 (0.42%) iptables
8 2 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.21%) Firmware
9 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.21%) vSphere
9 1 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (2.92%) Puppet
2 11 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (2.09%) Ansible
3 10 (2.09%) Kubernetes
4 8 (1.67%) Nagios
4 8 (1.67%) Terraform
5 7 (1.46%) Cobbler
5 7 (1.46%) Icinga
5 7 (1.46%) logstash
5 7 (1.46%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 7 (1.46%) Zenoss
6 6 (1.25%) WSUS
7 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 5 (1.04%) SCDPM
8 4 (0.84%) EnCase
8 4 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.84%) RSA enVision
8 4 (0.84%) RSA Security Analytics
8 4 (0.84%) SCCM
8 4 (0.84%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 106 (22.13%) Microsoft
2 61 (12.73%) SAP
3 52 (10.86%) VMware
4 38 (7.93%) Oracle
4 38 (7.93%) Salesforce.com
5 19 (3.97%) JD Edwards
6 17 (3.55%) Infor
7 16 (3.34%) Cisco
8 13 (2.71%) Sage
9 11 (2.30%) Red Hat
9 11 (2.30%) Splunk
10 10 (2.09%) IFS
11 9 (1.88%) Epicor
11 9 (1.88%) HP
11 9 (1.88%) Hyperion
11 9 (1.88%) NetApp
11 9 (1.88%) Veeam
12 8 (1.67%) CheckPoint
12 8 (1.67%) EMC
12 8 (1.67%) SolarWinds
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Staff Finda ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Washington Frank
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Car allowance and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Crimson Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits!
Posted: 3 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: to £35,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: Competitive + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent benefits and bonus!
Posted: 16 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent pension scheme
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £375 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 22 hours ago
South East London
Futureheads Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South Wales
Ashdown IT
Salary: £43000 per annum + pension,healthcare
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: to £35,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
Oscar
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £50000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Washington Frank
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Washington Frank
Salary: £58000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 12 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £50000 - £59500 per annum + 16% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Havant
Spectrum IT
Salary: Annual Salary
Posted: 13 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35222 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Wakefield
Huxley
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £59,500 + 16% Bonus and benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
North London
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £45000 - £58000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago