Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 757 746 850
Rank change year-on-year -11 +104 -76
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Manager 477 497 493
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.26% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.27% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 387 426 415
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £76,750 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

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 172577 182568 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138473 152713 175380
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Manager in the UK

Systems Manager
Top 16 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 24 November 2017. 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 +36 451 £55,000 - 33
UK excluding London +57 296 £52,500 - 21
London -24 174 £60,000 - 12
South East +71 86 £55,000 - 4
North of England +8 57 £52,500 +8.81% 7
Midlands +22 48 £45,000 -6.25% 3
East of England -2 44 £57,500 -4.17% 3
South West +52 43 £48,750 - 4
North West -11 30 £50,000 +21.95% 4
West Midlands +19 28 £46,250 +8.82%
Yorkshire +8 23 £55,000 +7.32% 3
East Midlands +19 20 £45,000 -6.25% 3
Scotland -12 10 £40,000 -21.95%
Wales +26 8 £52,500 +75.00%
North East +7 5 £63,000 +65.77%
Northern Ireland -27 2 £40,000 -20.00%

Systems Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 147 (30.82%) Finance
2 95 (19.92%) Project Management
3 93 (19.50%) SQL
4 86 (18.03%) Microsoft
5 74 (15.51%) ERP
6 63 (13.21%) Windows
7 62 (13.00%) SAP
8 60 (12.58%) Business Intelligence
9 59 (12.37%) Agile Software Development
10 57 (11.95%) Retail
10 57 (11.95%) CRM
11 50 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
12 45 (9.43%) SQL Server
13 42 (8.81%) ITIL
14 41 (8.60%) Linux
15 39 (8.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 37 (7.76%) Oracle
17 36 (7.55%) Management Information System
17 36 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
18 35 (7.34%) E-Commerce
18 35 (7.34%) QA
19 34 (7.13%) PRINCE2
19 34 (7.13%) Legal
20 32 (6.71%) Manufacturing
20 32 (6.71%) Law
20 32 (6.71%) Analytics
21 31 (6.50%) Windows Server 2008
21 31 (6.50%) Active Directory
22 29 (6.08%) Banking
23 28 (5.87%) Continuous Improvement

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 16 (3.35%) MS Exchange
2 15 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (2.94%) Confluence
4 10 (2.10%) Skype for Business
5 9 (1.89%) SharePoint
6 8 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.05%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.84%) IBM Domino
9 3 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.42%) Drupal
10 2 (0.42%) SAS
11 1 (0.21%) Apache
11 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.21%) IIS
11 1 (0.21%) Zimbra
Applications
1 15 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.73%) MS Visio
3 10 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (5.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (4.19%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (2.52%) NetSuite
4 11 (2.31%) Unit4 Business World
5 10 (2.10%) Dynamics NAV
6 9 (1.89%) SAP CO
6 9 (1.89%) SAP FI
6 9 (1.89%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (1.05%) Dynamics GP
7 5 (1.05%) Maximo
7 5 (1.05%) SAP HR
7 5 (1.05%) SAP MM
8 4 (0.84%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.63%) OPENHousing
9 3 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.63%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.63%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.42%) Sage X3
10 2 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.42%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.40%) Office 365
2 16 (3.35%) SaaS
3 12 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (1.89%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.05%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (0.84%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.63%) G Suite
8 3 (0.63%) IBM Blueworks
9 2 (0.42%) GitHub
9 2 (0.42%) Slack
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.21%) Route 53
10 1 (0.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.56%) Wireless
2 16 (3.35%) WAN
3 15 (3.14%) Firewall
3 15 (3.14%) LAN
4 12 (2.52%) SAN
5 11 (2.31%) VPN
6 8 (1.68%) DNS
6 8 (1.68%) Internet
7 7 (1.47%) Network Security
8 6 (1.26%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.05%) Unified Communications
10 4 (0.84%) DHCP
10 4 (0.84%) Intranet
10 4 (0.84%) Skype
10 4 (0.84%) VLAN
10 4 (0.84%) VoIP
11 3 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.42%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (0.42%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 39 (8.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (3.98%) Crystal Reports
4 15 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (2.52%) SAP HANA
6 10 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (1.89%) Power BI
8 8 (1.68%) MySQL
8 8 (1.68%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.68%) SAP BW
9 7 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (1.05%) Cognos Report Studio
11 4 (0.84%) Big Data
11 4 (0.84%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 4 (0.84%) QlikView
12 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.42%) EDMS
13 2 (0.42%) GIS
13 2 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (4.82%) JIRA
2 6 (1.26%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.21%) Subversion
General
1 147 (30.82%) Finance
2 57 (11.95%) Retail
3 34 (7.13%) Legal
4 32 (6.71%) Law
4 32 (6.71%) Manufacturing
5 29 (6.08%) Banking
6 17 (3.56%) Advertising
7 14 (2.94%) German Language
8 13 (2.73%) Marketing
9 12 (2.52%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (1.47%) Automotive
12 6 (1.26%) Billing
13 5 (1.05%) Back Office
13 5 (1.05%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.84%) Electronics
15 2 (0.42%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.42%) French Language
16 1 (0.21%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (5.45%) .NET
2 13 (2.73%) HTML
3 12 (2.52%) CSS
3 12 (2.52%) XML
4 10 (2.10%) Middleware
5 9 (1.89%) Oracle Fusion
6 8 (1.68%) Web Services
7 6 (1.26%) EDI
7 6 (1.26%) XSL
8 5 (1.05%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.05%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.05%) CSS3
8 5 (1.05%) HTML5
8 5 (1.05%) jQuery
8 5 (1.05%) Oracle ADF
9 4 (0.84%) SAP Basis
10 2 (0.42%) 802.1X
11 1 (0.21%) LAMP
11 1 (0.21%) mod_perl
11 1 (0.21%) Mojolicious
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
1 36 (7.55%) Management Information System
2 22 (4.61%) EPoS
3 14 (2.94%) iPad
4 11 (2.31%) NHS
5 10 (2.10%) Data Centre
6 7 (1.47%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.26%) Cyber Attack
7 6 (1.26%) FMCG
8 5 (1.05%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.05%) Private Cloud
9 4 (0.84%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.84%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.84%) Driving Licence
9 4 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (0.84%) PMI
9 4 (0.84%) Public Cloud
9 4 (0.84%) SCADA
9 4 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 63 (13.21%) Windows
2 41 (8.60%) Linux
3 31 (6.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (5.24%) Windows Server
5 19 (3.98%) Windows 10
5 19 (3.98%) Windows 7
6 14 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.68%) Unix
8 7 (1.47%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.26%) Mac OS
10 5 (1.05%) Android
10 5 (1.05%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.05%) CentOS
11 4 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.63%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.21%) Debian
13 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (19.92%) Project Management
2 74 (15.51%) ERP
3 60 (12.58%) Business Intelligence
4 59 (12.37%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (11.95%) CRM
6 50 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 42 (8.81%) ITIL
8 35 (7.34%) E-Commerce
9 34 (7.13%) PRINCE2
10 32 (6.71%) Analytics
11 28 (5.87%) Continuous Improvement
11 28 (5.87%) Line Management
12 27 (5.66%) Change Management
12 27 (5.66%) Scrum
13 24 (5.03%) Migration
14 23 (4.82%) Information Security
14 23 (4.82%) Logistics
14 23 (4.82%) Mentoring
15 22 (4.61%) Business Continuity
15 22 (4.61%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 93 (19.50%) SQL
2 17 (3.56%) C#
3 11 (2.31%) PHP
4 9 (1.89%) C
5 8 (1.68%) T-SQL
6 7 (1.47%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.26%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.05%) C++
8 5 (1.05%) VB.NET
9 4 (0.84%) VB
9 4 (0.84%) X++
10 3 (0.63%) Java
10 3 (0.63%) Perl
10 3 (0.63%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.42%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.42%) VBA
12 1 (0.21%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.21%) ActionScript 2.0
12 1 (0.21%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (5.45%) Degree
2 8 (1.68%) CISSP
3 7 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 6 (1.26%) ACCA
5 5 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.05%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.84%) CIMA
6 4 (0.84%) CISA
6 4 (0.84%) CISM
6 4 (0.84%) CRISC
7 3 (0.63%) MCSE
7 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.63%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.42%) CEH
8 2 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.42%) MBCS
8 2 (0.42%) RHCSA
8 2 (0.42%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.21%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (7.34%) QA
2 16 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (2.94%) SLA
4 13 (2.73%) PCI DSS
5 11 (2.31%) GDPR
5 11 (2.31%) PMO
6 9 (1.89%) ISO 9001
7 8 (1.68%) ISO 14001
8 4 (0.84%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.21%) IFRS
9 1 (0.21%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.21%) MiFID
9 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (6.50%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.94%) Hyper-V
3 10 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.89%) XenServer
5 4 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (0.84%) XenApp
6 3 (0.63%) MetaFrame
7 2 (0.42%) Docker
7 2 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.21%) KVM
8 1 (0.21%) LXC
8 1 (0.21%) Samba
8 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.21%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.21%) vSphere
8 1 (0.21%) Xen
8 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (0.84%) Ansible
1 4 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (0.84%) Puppet
1 4 (0.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (0.63%) CFEngine
3 1 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.21%) Nagios
3 1 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.21%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 86 (18.03%) Microsoft
2 62 (13.00%) SAP
3 37 (7.76%) Oracle
4 22 (4.61%) VMware
5 20 (4.19%) Citrix
6 13 (2.73%) Cisco
7 12 (2.52%) Cognos
8 11 (2.31%) IFS
9 10 (2.10%) Epicor
10 9 (1.89%) Sage
11 8 (1.68%) Tableau
11 8 (1.68%) Veeam
12 7 (1.47%) Northgate
12 7 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (1.26%) Avaya
13 6 (1.26%) JD Edwards
14 5 (1.05%) Apple
14 5 (1.05%) Infor
14 5 (1.05%) Workday
14 5 (1.05%) Xamarin