Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 709 731 814
Rank change year-on-year +22 +83 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Manager 479 468 499
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.26% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.27% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 403 390 407
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,786
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.26% +2.45%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £32,523
90th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £75,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +10.53% -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 166,399 171,574 198,444
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.07% 96.47% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 135,020 142,894 165,923
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,550
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.28% +1.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £79,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 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 +25 459 £55,000 - 105
UK excluding London +42 303 £52,500 - 76
London +7 171 £58,500 +1.74% 30
South East +42 100 £55,000 -2.22% 19
North of England -3 56 £52,500 +2.44% 20
South West +37 46 £50,000 - 6
East of England +17 46 £55,000 -4.35% 10
Midlands +14 41 £45,000 -5.26% 20
North West 0 32 £50,000 -6.98% 11
West Midlands +3 22 £45,000 - 10
Yorkshire +8 21 £50,000 - 9
East Midlands +28 19 £42,500 -13.27% 9
Wales +21 8 £44,000 +20.55%
Scotland -37 5 £40,000 -23.81% 1
North East -12 4 £59,000 +31.11%
Northern Ireland -25 2 £40,000 -20.00%

Systems Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 140 (29.23%) Finance
2 108 (22.55%) SQL
3 104 (21.71%) ERP
4 101 (21.09%) Microsoft
5 89 (18.58%) Project Management
6 68 (14.20%) Agile Software Development
7 64 (13.36%) Windows
8 62 (12.94%) Business Intelligence
9 61 (12.73%) CRM
10 53 (11.06%) SQL Server
10 53 (11.06%) Manufacturing
11 52 (10.86%) SAP
12 46 (9.60%) Stakeholder Management
13 44 (9.19%) Retail
14 41 (8.56%) .NET
15 40 (8.35%) Oracle
16 39 (8.14%) Management Information System
17 37 (7.72%) PRINCE2
17 37 (7.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 36 (7.52%) Line Management
19 35 (7.31%) Advertising
20 34 (7.10%) Linux
21 31 (6.47%) Analytics
21 31 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
22 30 (6.26%) ITIL
23 29 (6.05%) C#
23 29 (6.05%) Change Management
23 29 (6.05%) Logistics
23 29 (6.05%) Infor
24 28 (5.85%) 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 14 (2.92%) MS Exchange
1 14 (2.92%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (1.67%) OpenStack
4 6 (1.25%) Confluence
4 6 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.04%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.63%) Drupal
7 3 (0.63%) IIS
7 3 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.42%) Apache
9 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (3.34%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.30%) MS Visio
2 11 (2.30%) Spreadsheet
3 10 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 27 (5.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (5.01%) Dynamics AX
3 22 (4.59%) NetSuite
4 10 (2.09%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (1.88%) Epicor Tropos
5 9 (1.88%) Infor SunSystems
5 9 (1.88%) Unit4 Business World
6 6 (1.25%) Infor M3
6 6 (1.25%) SAP BPC
7 5 (1.04%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 5 (1.04%) Dynamics GP
7 5 (1.04%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 5 (1.04%) SAP CO
7 5 (1.04%) SAP FI
7 5 (1.04%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.84%) Infor CloudSuite
8 4 (0.84%) Maximo
9 3 (0.63%) Magento
9 3 (0.63%) OPENHousing
9 3 (0.63%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.59%) Office 365
2 18 (3.76%) SaaS
3 11 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (2.09%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.84%) G Suite
6 4 (0.84%) GitHub
6 4 (0.84%) IaaS
6 4 (0.84%) PaaS
6 4 (0.84%) Slack
6 4 (0.84%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (0.63%) IBM Blueworks
8 2 (0.42%) Sage Pay
9 1 (0.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.55%) WAN
2 16 (3.34%) LAN
3 13 (2.71%) Firewall
4 12 (2.51%) Wireless
5 10 (2.09%) Network Security
5 10 (2.09%) VPN
6 9 (1.88%) SAN
7 8 (1.67%) DNS
8 6 (1.25%) DHCP
8 6 (1.25%) Internet
9 5 (1.04%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.04%) VoIP
10 4 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (0.84%) Intranet
11 3 (0.63%) SMS
11 3 (0.63%) Wireless Security
12 2 (0.42%) Extranet
12 2 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.21%) MPLS
13 1 (0.21%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (11.06%) SQL Server
2 37 (7.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 27 (5.64%) Crystal Reports
4 14 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (2.71%) Relational Database
6 10 (2.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (1.88%) MySQL
8 7 (1.46%) SAP HANA
9 6 (1.25%) Cognos Report Studio
9 6 (1.25%) Power BI
10 5 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (1.04%) QlikView
10 5 (1.04%) SAP BW
11 4 (0.84%) Big Data
12 2 (0.42%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 2 (0.42%) EDMS
12 2 (0.42%) GIS
12 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.21%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 17 (3.55%) JIRA
2 7 (1.46%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.42%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.42%) JMeter
4 2 (0.42%) Selenium
5 1 (0.21%) Subversion
General
1 140 (29.23%) Finance
2 53 (11.06%) Manufacturing
3 44 (9.19%) Retail
4 35 (7.31%) Advertising
5 27 (5.64%) Law
5 27 (5.64%) Legal
6 16 (3.34%) Banking
7 11 (2.30%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.88%) Automotive
8 9 (1.88%) Marketing
9 8 (1.67%) Billing
10 7 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (1.25%) German Language
12 5 (1.04%) Aerospace
12 5 (1.04%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.84%) Back Office
14 3 (0.63%) Electronics
15 1 (0.21%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (8.56%) .NET
2 19 (3.97%) .NET Framework
3 13 (2.71%) HTML
4 12 (2.51%) CSS
5 9 (1.88%) Middleware
5 9 (1.88%) XML
6 8 (1.67%) Oracle Fusion
7 6 (1.25%) XSL
8 5 (1.04%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.04%) CSS3
8 5 (1.04%) EDI
8 5 (1.04%) HTML5
8 5 (1.04%) jQuery
8 5 (1.04%) Oracle ADF
9 4 (0.84%) Elastic Stack
9 4 (0.84%) SAP Basis
10 3 (0.63%) 802.1X
10 3 (0.63%) Web Services
11 1 (0.21%) SOAP
11 1 (0.21%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.14%) Management Information System
2 31 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.71%) NHS
4 10 (2.09%) Data Centre
5 9 (1.88%) EPoS
5 9 (1.88%) Private Cloud
6 8 (1.67%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.25%) iPad
7 6 (1.25%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.25%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.04%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.04%) N-Tier
9 4 (0.84%) Blackberry
9 4 (0.84%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.84%) Cyberattack
9 4 (0.84%) Driving Licence
9 4 (0.84%) FMCG
9 4 (0.84%) Hedge funds
9 4 (0.84%) Raspberry Pi
9 4 (0.84%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 64 (13.36%) Windows
2 34 (7.10%) Linux
3 22 (4.59%) Windows Server
4 21 (4.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (2.51%) Windows 10
6 10 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.88%) Windows 7
8 6 (1.25%) Mac OS
9 5 (1.04%) Android
9 5 (1.04%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.84%) Unix
11 2 (0.42%) CentOS
11 2 (0.42%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.21%) Solaris
12 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (21.71%) ERP
2 89 (18.58%) Project Management
3 68 (14.20%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (12.94%) Business Intelligence
5 61 (12.73%) CRM
6 46 (9.60%) Stakeholder Management
7 37 (7.72%) PRINCE2
8 36 (7.52%) Line Management
9 31 (6.47%) Analytics
10 30 (6.26%) ITIL
11 29 (6.05%) Change Management
11 29 (6.05%) Logistics
12 28 (5.85%) Continuous Improvement
13 27 (5.64%) Scrum
14 25 (5.22%) Business Analysis
15 24 (5.01%) E-Commerce
16 23 (4.80%) Business Continuity
16 23 (4.80%) Disaster Recovery
16 23 (4.80%) People Management
17 22 (4.59%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 108 (22.55%) SQL
2 29 (6.05%) C#
3 16 (3.34%) T-SQL
4 13 (2.71%) C++
5 12 (2.51%) JavaScript
5 12 (2.51%) PHP
6 9 (1.88%) VBA
7 8 (1.67%) C
7 8 (1.67%) VB.NET
8 6 (1.25%) VB
9 5 (1.04%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.84%) Java
10 4 (0.84%) X++
11 3 (0.63%) Perl
12 2 (0.42%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.21%) ActionScript 2.0
13 1 (0.21%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.21%) COBOL
13 1 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (5.43%) Degree
2 8 (1.67%) CISSP
3 5 (1.04%) MCSE
3 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.04%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.84%) CISA
4 4 (0.84%) CISM
4 4 (0.84%) CRISC
4 4 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (0.84%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.63%) ACCA
5 3 (0.63%) CEH
5 3 (0.63%) CIMA
5 3 (0.63%) MBCS
5 3 (0.63%) PMI Certification
5 3 (0.63%) RHCSA
6 2 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.42%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.43%) QA
2 18 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (3.34%) PCI DSS
3 16 (3.34%) PMO
4 13 (2.71%) ISO 9001
5 11 (2.30%) Data Quality
6 10 (2.09%) GDPR
7 8 (1.67%) ISO 14001
7 8 (1.67%) SLA
8 1 (0.21%) MiFID
8 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (5.85%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.09%) Hyper-V
3 8 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.67%) XenServer
4 5 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (1.04%) XenApp
5 4 (0.84%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.21%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.21%) vSphere
6 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (1.04%) Puppet
2 1 (0.21%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.21%) Cacti
2 1 (0.21%) CFEngine
2 1 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (0.21%) Icinga
2 1 (0.21%) logstash
2 1 (0.21%) Nagios
2 1 (0.21%) Netcool
2 1 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 101 (21.09%) Microsoft
2 52 (10.86%) SAP
3 40 (8.35%) Oracle
4 29 (6.05%) Infor
5 26 (5.43%) IFS
6 25 (5.22%) VMware
7 20 (4.18%) Epicor
8 18 (3.76%) Citrix
9 14 (2.92%) Cognos
10 13 (2.71%) Sage
11 12 (2.51%) Cisco
12 7 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (1.04%) Anaplan
13 5 (1.04%) EMC
13 5 (1.04%) Hyperion
13 5 (1.04%) Tableau
13 5 (1.04%) Tagetik
13 5 (1.04%) Veeam
13 5 (1.04%) Workday
13 5 (1.04%) Xamarin