The median annual salary for a Systems Manager was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 667 679 742
Rank change year-on-year +12 +63  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Manager 209 255 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.26% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.27% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 160 217 218
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,777
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +4.21%  
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.52% +10.52%  

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 85825 93705 107053
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 70199 79011 88244
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -14 195 £57,500 +4.54% 20
London +8 78 £62,000 +12.72% 8
South East +55 28 £67,000 -4.28% 5
North West -20 22 £57,500 +24.32% 1
East of England -8 20 £57,500 -4.16% 1
Manchester -18 18 £57,500 +15.00%
Yorkshire -8 17 £57,500 +6.97% 1
Cambridge +2 15 £57,500 +15.00%
Cambridgeshire -5 15 £57,500 - 1
West Midlands +3 12 £53,500 -10.83% 3
City of London +28 11 £70,000 +7.69% 1
South West -2 10 £50,000 +29.03%
West Yorkshire +7 9 £50,000 -9.09%
Surrey +32 7 £67,000 +47.25%
West Sussex +16 7 £75,000 +39.53% 2
East Midlands +6 7 £40,000 -16.66% 1
Leeds -1 7 £50,000 -9.09%
Birmingham +12 6 £65,000 +30.00% 2
Scotland +6 6 £65,000 +100.00%
Sheffield 0 6 £60,000 +26.31%
South Yorkshire -5 6 £60,000 +26.31% 1
Wales - 6 £43,000 -
South Wales - 6 £43,000 -
Berkshire +23 5 £65,000 -13.33% 2
Hampshire +19 5 £57,500 +6.97% 1
Wiltshire - 5 £72,500 -
Edinburgh -2 4 - -
Monmouthshire - 4 £43,000 -
Abergavenny - 4 £43,000 -
Brighton +18 3 - -

Systems Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 (32.52%) Finance
2 117 (25.88%) Project Management
3 84 (18.58%) Microsoft
4 82 (18.14%) ERP
5 74 (16.37%) Windows
6 67 (14.82%) SQL
6 67 (14.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 67 (14.82%) Agile Software Development
7 65 (14.38%) SAP
7 65 (14.38%) Business Intelligence
8 58 (12.83%) Linux
9 57 (12.61%) Retail
10 53 (11.73%) CRM
11 45 (9.96%) ITIL
12 40 (8.85%) Management Information System
13 39 (8.63%) VMware
14 38 (8.41%) Windows Server
15 36 (7.96%) Microsoft Office
16 35 (7.74%) Firewall
16 35 (7.74%) IT Strategy
17 33 (7.30%) Manufacturing
18 32 (7.08%) E-Commerce
19 31 (6.86%) Microsoft Excel
20 30 (6.64%) SQL Server
20 30 (6.64%) Scrum
20 30 (6.64%) Legal
21 29 (6.42%) Oracle
21 29 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
22 28 (6.19%) Continuous Improvement
23 26 (5.75%) Office 365

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 8 (1.77%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.55%) Confluence
2 7 (1.55%) IBM Domino
3 5 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (1.11%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.88%) Apache
4 4 (0.88%) CMS
4 4 (0.88%) Kentico
5 3 (0.66%) IIS
5 3 (0.66%) JBoss
5 3 (0.66%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.22%) nginx
7 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.22%) SAS
7 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.22%) Zimbra
Applications
1 36 (7.96%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (6.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.11%) SOLIDWORKS
4 3 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 20 (4.42%) Dynamics NAV
2 18 (3.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (3.54%) SAP BPC
4 14 (3.10%) Unit4 Business World
5 9 (1.99%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (1.99%) SAP MM
6 7 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (1.55%) SAP FI
7 6 (1.33%) Magento
7 6 (1.33%) NetSuite
7 6 (1.33%) SAP CO
7 6 (1.33%) SAP FI/CO
8 5 (1.11%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (1.11%) SAP HR
9 4 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
9 4 (0.88%) SAP PP
10 3 (0.66%) SAP MII
10 3 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (0.66%) SAP PP-PI
10 3 (0.66%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.75%) Office 365
2 22 (4.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.77%) SuccessFactors
5 7 (1.55%) SaaS
6 3 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (0.66%) IaaS
6 3 (0.66%) PaaS
7 2 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.44%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.22%) G Suite
8 1 (0.22%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.22%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 35 (7.74%) Firewall
2 12 (2.65%) VPN
3 11 (2.43%) LAN
3 11 (2.43%) NAS
3 11 (2.43%) VLAN
3 11 (2.43%) WAN
4 10 (2.21%) Internet
4 10 (2.21%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.99%) SAN
6 8 (1.77%) Wireless
7 7 (1.55%) DNS
8 5 (1.11%) MPLS
9 4 (0.88%) Intranet
9 4 (0.88%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.44%) DHCP
10 2 (0.44%) Skype
11 1 (0.22%) IPsec
11 1 (0.22%) PBX
11 1 (0.22%) VoIP
11 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (6.64%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.75%) BusinessObjects
3 20 (4.42%) SAP BW
4 19 (4.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (3.54%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 16 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (2.88%) Crystal Reports
7 8 (1.77%) Oracle BI EE
7 8 (1.77%) Spotfire
8 7 (1.55%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.33%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.33%) SAP HANA
9 6 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (1.11%) QlikView
11 4 (0.88%) Electronic Patient Records
11 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.66%) MySQL
12 3 (0.66%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.44%) MS Access
13 2 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (1.77%) Jenkins
1 8 (1.77%) JIRA
2 5 (1.11%) TeamCity
3 3 (0.66%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.44%) Maven
4 2 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.22%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.22%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.22%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 147 (32.52%) Finance
2 57 (12.61%) Retail
3 33 (7.30%) Manufacturing
4 30 (6.64%) Legal
5 19 (4.20%) Law
6 15 (3.32%) Advertising
7 12 (2.65%) Banking
8 9 (1.99%) Marketing
9 7 (1.55%) Electronics
9 7 (1.55%) German Language
9 7 (1.55%) Telecoms
10 6 (1.33%) Games
11 4 (0.88%) Billing
12 3 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.44%) Automotive
13 2 (0.44%) Back Office
13 2 (0.44%) French Language
13 2 (0.44%) Front Office
13 2 (0.44%) Publishing
14 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.54%) .NET
2 11 (2.43%) Middleware
3 9 (1.99%) Web Services
4 7 (1.55%) EDI
5 5 (1.11%) Kafka
6 4 (0.88%) COM
6 4 (0.88%) XML
7 3 (0.66%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.66%) SAPUI5
8 2 (0.44%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.44%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (0.44%) CSS
8 2 (0.44%) HTML
8 2 (0.44%) Visualforce
9 1 (0.22%) Ajax
9 1 (0.22%) jQuery
9 1 (0.22%) Mason
9 1 (0.22%) Node.js
9 1 (0.22%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.85%) Management Information System
2 29 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.42%) iPad
4 14 (3.10%) EPoS
5 12 (2.65%) AS400
6 7 (1.55%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.33%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (1.11%) FMCG
8 5 (1.11%) NHS
8 5 (1.11%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.44%) 3D Printing
9 2 (0.44%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.44%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.44%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.44%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.44%) Online Games
9 2 (0.44%) Photography
9 2 (0.44%) PMI
10 1 (0.22%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 74 (16.37%) Windows
2 58 (12.83%) Linux
3 38 (8.41%) Windows Server
4 26 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (5.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (4.42%) Unix
7 12 (2.65%) Windows 10
7 12 (2.65%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.33%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.66%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.44%) Debian
12 1 (0.22%) CentOS
12 1 (0.22%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (25.88%) Project Management
2 82 (18.14%) ERP
3 67 (14.82%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (14.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 65 (14.38%) Business Intelligence
5 53 (11.73%) CRM
6 45 (9.96%) ITIL
7 35 (7.74%) IT Strategy
8 32 (7.08%) E-Commerce
9 30 (6.64%) Scrum
10 28 (6.19%) Continuous Improvement
11 24 (5.31%) Logistics
11 24 (5.31%) Mentoring
12 23 (5.09%) PRINCE2
13 21 (4.65%) Process Improvement
14 20 (4.42%) Line Management
14 20 (4.42%) Migration
15 19 (4.20%) Agile Project Management
15 19 (4.20%) Change Management
16 18 (3.98%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 67 (14.82%) SQL
2 18 (3.98%) PHP
3 15 (3.32%) Java
3 15 (3.32%) VBA
4 12 (2.65%) Bash Shell
4 12 (2.65%) PowerShell
5 10 (2.21%) C#
6 9 (1.99%) Python
7 7 (1.55%) COBOL
7 7 (1.55%) Perl
8 6 (1.33%) VB.NET
9 5 (1.11%) C
9 5 (1.11%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.11%) Ruby
10 3 (0.66%) C++
10 3 (0.66%) UniBasic
11 2 (0.44%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.44%) R
12 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (5.53%) Degree
2 14 (3.10%) PMI Certification
3 12 (2.65%) PMP
4 9 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (1.77%) MCSE
6 7 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.88%) RHCE
8 3 (0.66%) MBA
8 3 (0.66%) MCP
8 3 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.66%) RHCA
8 3 (0.66%) RHCSA
8 3 (0.66%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.44%) ACCA
9 2 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.22%) APMP
10 1 (0.22%) CIMA
10 1 (0.22%) CISSP
10 1 (0.22%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.31%) QA
2 23 (5.09%) SLA
3 4 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.66%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.44%) GDPR
5 2 (0.44%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 24 (5.31%) Active Directory
2 19 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.43%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.99%) Docker
5 7 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.66%) iptables
7 2 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.44%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.22%) Firmware
8 1 (0.22%) NDS
8 1 (0.22%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 1 (0.22%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 11 (2.43%) Ansible
1 11 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (2.43%) Puppet
2 7 (1.55%) Kubernetes
3 6 (1.33%) Nagios
3 6 (1.33%) WSUS
4 5 (1.11%) Cobbler
4 5 (1.11%) Icinga
4 5 (1.11%) logstash
4 5 (1.11%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 5 (1.11%) Terraform
5 4 (0.88%) ZABBIX
6 3 (0.66%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.66%) CFEngine
6 3 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.44%) SCCM
7 2 (0.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.22%) rkt
8 1 (0.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 84 (18.58%) Microsoft
2 65 (14.38%) SAP
3 39 (8.63%) VMware
4 29 (6.42%) Oracle
5 17 (3.76%) Salesforce.com
6 16 (3.54%) Infor
7 14 (3.10%) Apple
8 13 (2.88%) NETGEAR
9 12 (2.65%) Cisco
9 12 (2.65%) Hyperion
10 11 (2.43%) Epicor
11 10 (2.21%) Sage
12 9 (1.99%) ServiceNow
12 9 (1.99%) Veeam
13 8 (1.77%) Red Hat
14 7 (1.55%) Atlassian
14 7 (1.55%) HP
14 7 (1.55%) Lotus
14 7 (1.55%) Northgate
14 7 (1.55%) Sophos
Leicestershire
Computer People
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £60000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Anderson Frank
Posted: 3 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Resource Group
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: excellent salary, bonus, bens, possbile contract
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £37000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Tria Recruitment
Salary: £65 - £75 per annum + 5% pension, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Gatwick, West Sussex
Gatwick Airport
Posted: 20 days ago
Havant
Spectrum IT
Salary: Annual Salary
Posted: 14 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wimbledon
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Peterborough
BGL Group
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Huxley
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago