Period
to 22 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Manager was £55,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

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

System Manager
UK
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 823 745 766
Rank change year-on-year -78 +21 +67
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Manager 387 438 570
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.26% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.27% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 331 362 487
UK median annual salary £55,500 £53,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.72% -3.64% +10.00%
10th Percentile £37,240 £36,250 £35,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +22.22%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 165,559 162,979 194,044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.41% 96.45% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,835 134,888 162,942
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Systems Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Systems Manager in the UK

Systems Manager
Top 14 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 6 months to 22 May 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
England -58 372 £56,000 +4.67% 73
UK excluding London -91 227 £55,000 +10.00% 60
London +13 157 £60,000 - 18
South East +16 99 £57,500 +4.55% 13
Midlands -9 39 £45,000 -12.20% 9
East of England -27 27 £50,000 +5.26% 11
North of England -50 27 £55,000 - 16
West Midlands -8 24 £45,000 -15.09% 4
South West -28 23 £65,000 +44.44% 6
North West -12 16 £55,000 -4.35% 11
East Midlands +3 15 £52,500 +40.00% 5
Yorkshire +12 11 £60,000 +20.00% 4
Scotland -31 8 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Wales -1 4 £43,250 +0.58%

Systems Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 featuring Systems Manager in the job title.

1 134 (34.63%) Finance
2 111 (28.68%) ERP
3 89 (23.00%) SQL
4 84 (21.71%) Microsoft
5 72 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
6 62 (16.02%) Project Management
7 53 (13.70%) Management Information System
7 53 (13.70%) Windows
8 52 (13.44%) SAP
8 52 (13.44%) CRM
9 46 (11.89%) Infor
10 44 (11.37%) Manufacturing
11 42 (10.85%) Oracle
11 42 (10.85%) Business Intelligence
12 41 (10.59%) .NET
13 39 (10.08%) Microsoft Excel
14 38 (9.82%) PRINCE2
15 37 (9.56%) Line Management
16 33 (8.53%) Advertising
17 32 (8.27%) Continuous Improvement
17 32 (8.27%) Problem-Solving
18 30 (7.75%) IT Strategy
19 29 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
19 29 (7.49%) Stakeholder Management
20 28 (7.24%) Active Directory
20 28 (7.24%) NetSuite
21 27 (6.98%) SQL Server
21 27 (6.98%) Business Analysis
22 26 (6.72%) Procure-to-Pay
22 26 (6.72%) Analytics

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 15 (3.88%) MS Exchange
2 14 (3.62%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.84%) IIS
4 7 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.03%) Apache
5 4 (1.03%) MS Project Server
5 4 (1.03%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.03%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.52%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.26%) Confluence
8 1 (0.26%) Drupal
8 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 39 (10.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (4.91%) Spreadsheet
3 12 (3.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 28 (7.24%) NetSuite
2 24 (6.20%) Dynamics AX
3 22 (5.68%) Dynamics CRM
4 19 (4.91%) SAP BPC
5 18 (4.65%) Infor SunSystems
6 11 (2.84%) Infor M3
6 11 (2.84%) Oracle Payables
7 10 (2.58%) Epicor Tropos
7 10 (2.58%) Oracle EBS
8 9 (2.33%) Oracle AGIS
8 9 (2.33%) Oracle Assets
8 9 (2.33%) Oracle EBS R12
8 9 (2.33%) Oracle Financials
8 9 (2.33%) Oracle General Ledger
8 9 (2.33%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 9 (2.33%) Oracle iProcurement
8 9 (2.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 9 (2.33%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 8 (2.07%) Elite 3E
10 6 (1.55%) Infor CloudSuite
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (3.62%) SaaS
3 13 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.84%) Office 365
4 11 (2.84%) PaaS
5 10 (2.58%) Dynamics 365
6 7 (1.81%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.03%) IaaS
8 2 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.52%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.52%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.52%) G Suite
8 2 (0.52%) GitHub
8 2 (0.52%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.52%) Route 53
8 2 (0.52%) Sage Pay
8 2 (0.52%) Slack
8 2 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.62%) TCP/IP
2 11 (2.84%) WAN
3 10 (2.58%) DNS
4 8 (2.07%) LAN
5 7 (1.81%) DHCP
5 7 (1.81%) Firewall
5 7 (1.81%) Internet
6 5 (1.29%) Network Security
6 5 (1.29%) SAN
7 4 (1.03%) Ethernet
7 4 (1.03%) Wireless
8 3 (0.78%) Intranet
8 3 (0.78%) PBX
8 3 (0.78%) VoIP
9 2 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.52%) Skype
9 2 (0.52%) SMS
9 2 (0.52%) VPLS
9 2 (0.52%) VPN
9 2 (0.52%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.46%) Relational Database
3 15 (3.88%) Crystal Reports
3 15 (3.88%) SAP BW
4 12 (3.10%) MySQL
4 12 (3.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (2.58%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (1.55%) Power BI
7 5 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.03%) SAP HANA
8 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.78%) Essbase
9 3 (0.78%) QlikView
9 3 (0.78%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.52%) MariaDB
10 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 24 (6.20%) JIRA
2 18 (4.65%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.55%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.55%) JMeter
3 6 (1.55%) Selenium
4 5 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (1.03%) Subversion
5 4 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.78%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.52%) Apache Archiva
7 2 (0.52%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.26%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.26%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.26%) MSI
8 1 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.26%) QADirector
8 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 134 (34.63%) Finance
2 44 (11.37%) Manufacturing
3 33 (8.53%) Advertising
4 21 (5.43%) Retail
5 17 (4.39%) Legal
5 17 (4.39%) Telecoms
6 13 (3.36%) General Ledger
7 11 (2.84%) Law
8 10 (2.58%) Marketing
9 7 (1.81%) Automotive
10 5 (1.29%) Aerospace
10 5 (1.29%) Billing
11 4 (1.03%) Banking
11 4 (1.03%) Games
11 4 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.52%) Back Office
13 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (10.59%) .NET
2 24 (6.20%) .NET Framework
3 9 (2.33%) Web Services
4 5 (1.29%) HTML
4 5 (1.29%) LDAP
4 5 (1.29%) REST
4 5 (1.29%) SAML
5 4 (1.03%) CSS
5 4 (1.03%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (0.78%) 802.1X
6 3 (0.78%) Mason
7 2 (0.52%) LAMP
7 2 (0.52%) WSH
8 1 (0.26%) EDI
8 1 (0.26%) EDIFACT
8 1 (0.26%) HTML5
8 1 (0.26%) Middleware
8 1 (0.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (13.70%) Management Information System
2 29 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (5.68%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (3.10%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.33%) NHS
6 7 (1.81%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.29%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.29%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.03%) PMI
8 4 (1.03%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.78%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.78%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.78%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.78%) Internet of Things
9 3 (0.78%) Reinsurance
10 2 (0.52%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.52%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.52%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 53 (13.70%) Windows
2 26 (6.72%) Windows Server
3 19 (4.91%) Linux
4 11 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (2.07%) Windows 10
6 7 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.29%) Unix
8 3 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.52%) CentOS
9 2 (0.52%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.52%) Solaris
10 1 (0.26%) Android
10 1 (0.26%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.26%) VMS
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (28.68%) ERP
2 72 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (16.02%) Project Management
4 52 (13.44%) CRM
5 42 (10.85%) Business Intelligence
6 38 (9.82%) PRINCE2
7 37 (9.56%) Line Management
8 32 (8.27%) Continuous Improvement
8 32 (8.27%) Problem-Solving
9 30 (7.75%) IT Strategy
10 29 (7.49%) Stakeholder Management
11 27 (6.98%) Business Analysis
12 26 (6.72%) Analytics
12 26 (6.72%) Procure-to-Pay
12 26 (6.72%) SDLC
13 25 (6.46%) ITIL
13 25 (6.46%) People Management
13 25 (6.46%) SOA
14 24 (6.20%) Scrum
15 22 (5.68%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (23.00%) SQL
2 18 (4.65%) T-SQL
3 17 (4.39%) C#
3 17 (4.39%) VBA
4 11 (2.84%) C++
5 9 (2.33%) JavaScript
5 9 (2.33%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.29%) Java
7 4 (1.03%) PHP
8 3 (0.78%) C
8 3 (0.78%) VB
8 3 (0.78%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.52%) Perl
9 2 (0.52%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.52%) Python
10 1 (0.26%) DCL
10 1 (0.26%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 24 (6.20%) Degree
2 14 (3.62%) ACCA
3 13 (3.36%) CIMA
4 10 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (2.33%) MCSE
6 5 (1.29%) AWS Certification
6 5 (1.29%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.29%) MCSA
7 4 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.03%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.52%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 2 (0.52%) CCNA
9 2 (0.52%) CEH
9 2 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.52%) MBCS
9 2 (0.52%) MCITP
9 2 (0.52%) RHCSA
9 2 (0.52%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.62%) PMO
2 11 (2.84%) Data Quality
2 11 (2.84%) GDPR
3 10 (2.58%) SLA
4 8 (2.07%) QA
5 7 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (1.55%) ISO 9001
7 4 (1.03%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.52%) GMP
10 1 (0.26%) IFRS
10 1 (0.26%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 28 (7.24%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.84%) Hyper-V
3 8 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.52%) MetaFrame
4 2 (0.52%) vSphere
4 2 (0.52%) XenApp
4 2 (0.52%) XenServer
5 1 (0.26%) iptables
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (3.36%) Puppet
2 8 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.55%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.29%) Terraform
5 2 (0.52%) Cacti
5 2 (0.52%) CFEngine
5 2 (0.52%) Icinga
5 2 (0.52%) logstash
5 2 (0.52%) Nagios
5 2 (0.52%) Netcool
5 2 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.26%) Ansible
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 84 (21.71%) Microsoft
2 52 (13.44%) SAP
3 46 (11.89%) Infor
4 42 (10.85%) Oracle
5 22 (5.68%) IFS
6 20 (5.17%) Epicor
6 20 (5.17%) VMware
7 17 (4.39%) Sage
8 13 (3.36%) Hyperion
9 9 (2.33%) Anaplan
9 9 (2.33%) Tagetik
10 8 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.55%) Aderant
11 6 (1.55%) Cisco
11 6 (1.55%) Dell
12 5 (1.29%) NGA Human Resources
12 5 (1.29%) Northgate
13 4 (1.03%) HP
13 4 (1.03%) NetApp
13 4 (1.03%) Veritas