Period
to 25 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 July 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
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 752 727 835
Rank change year-on-year -25 +108 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Manager 451 583 497
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.29% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.30% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 374 516 439
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +1.94%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,000 £37,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £75,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,750 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -0.45% +15.79% -5.00%

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 170504 195110 215041
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.98% 96.49% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 138625 163935 176370
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -23 425 £55,750 +1.36% 33
UK excluding London +36 301 £54,750 -0.45% 21
London -49 147 £60,000 +9.09% 13
South East +60 77 £62,500 -10.71% 6
North of England -23 70 £55,000 +22.22% 5
Midlands +28 57 £53,000 +10.42% 3
East of England +5 48 £57,500 -4.17% 3
North West -28 39 £57,500 +27.78% 4
West Midlands +27 37 £53,500 +4.90% 2
South West +34 27 £45,000 -2.17% 2
Yorkshire +18 26 £55,000 +10.00% 1
East Midlands +3 20 £40,000 -16.67% 1
Scotland +16 11 £55,000 +69.23% 1
Wales +8 11 £44,000 +1.15%
North East +1 5 £55,000 +37.50%
Northern Ireland - 1 £60,000 - 1

Systems Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 159 (35.25%) Finance
2 114 (25.28%) Project Management
3 80 (17.74%) ERP
4 79 (17.52%) Microsoft
5 71 (15.74%) Windows
5 71 (15.74%) SQL
5 71 (15.74%) SAP
6 67 (14.86%) Business Intelligence
6 67 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
7 62 (13.75%) Retail
7 62 (13.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 57 (12.64%) Linux
9 54 (11.97%) CRM
10 50 (11.09%) ITIL
11 39 (8.65%) Management Information System
12 37 (8.20%) Oracle
13 35 (7.76%) E-Commerce
13 35 (7.76%) Windows Server
14 34 (7.54%) Manufacturing
15 33 (7.32%) VMware
16 31 (6.87%) Microsoft Office
16 31 (6.87%) SQL Server
17 30 (6.65%) Firewall
17 30 (6.65%) IT Strategy
18 29 (6.43%) Scrum
19 28 (6.21%) Legal
19 28 (6.21%) Windows Server 2008
20 27 (5.99%) PRINCE2
21 26 (5.76%) Logistics
22 25 (5.54%) 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 11 (2.44%) Confluence
2 9 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (2.00%) IBM Domino
2 9 (2.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.33%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.11%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.89%) Apache
5 4 (0.89%) CMS
5 4 (0.89%) Kentico
6 3 (0.67%) JBoss
7 2 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.44%) IIS
7 2 (0.44%) SAS
8 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.22%) nginx
8 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.22%) Zimbra
Applications
1 31 (6.87%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (5.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.11%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.22%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 22 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (3.77%) Dynamics NAV
3 13 (2.88%) SAP BPC
4 12 (2.66%) Unit4 Business World
5 11 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (2.22%) SAP MM
7 9 (2.00%) SAP FI
8 8 (1.77%) NetSuite
8 8 (1.77%) Oracle EBS
8 8 (1.77%) SAP CO
8 8 (1.77%) SAP FI/CO
9 5 (1.11%) Oracle Financials
9 5 (1.11%) SAP HR
10 4 (0.89%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.89%) SAP PP
11 3 (0.67%) SAP MII
11 3 (0.67%) SAP PP-PI
11 3 (0.67%) SAP SD
12 2 (0.44%) Magento
12 2 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.10%) Office 365
2 21 (4.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.10%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.55%) SaaS
4 7 (1.55%) SuccessFactors
5 5 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (0.89%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.67%) PaaS
8 2 (0.44%) G Suite
8 2 (0.44%) IaaS
9 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.22%) Route 53
9 1 (0.22%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (6.65%) Firewall
2 13 (2.88%) VPN
3 11 (2.44%) Internet
3 11 (2.44%) LAN
3 11 (2.44%) VLAN
3 11 (2.44%) WAN
3 11 (2.44%) Wireless
4 8 (1.77%) NAS
4 8 (1.77%) SAN
4 8 (1.77%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.55%) DNS
6 6 (1.33%) Unified Communications
7 5 (1.11%) MPLS
8 4 (0.89%) Intranet
8 4 (0.89%) Skype
9 2 (0.44%) DHCP
9 2 (0.44%) IPsec
9 2 (0.44%) SNMP
10 1 (0.22%) Softphone
10 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (6.87%) SQL Server
2 23 (5.10%) BusinessObjects
2 23 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (4.43%) SAP BW
4 15 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (3.10%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 13 (2.88%) Crystal Reports
7 8 (1.77%) Oracle BI EE
7 8 (1.77%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.77%) Spotfire
8 7 (1.55%) SAP HANA
9 6 (1.33%) QlikView
10 5 (1.11%) Power BI
10 5 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.89%) MySQL
11 4 (0.89%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.44%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 14 (3.10%) JIRA
2 6 (1.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.67%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.44%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.22%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.22%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.22%) Maven
5 1 (0.22%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 159 (35.25%) Finance
2 62 (13.75%) Retail
3 34 (7.54%) Manufacturing
4 28 (6.21%) Legal
5 22 (4.88%) Law
6 19 (4.21%) Banking
7 16 (3.55%) Advertising
8 11 (2.44%) German Language
8 11 (2.44%) Marketing
9 9 (2.00%) Telecoms
10 6 (1.33%) Automotive
10 6 (1.33%) Electronics
10 6 (1.33%) Games
11 4 (0.89%) Billing
11 4 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.44%) Back Office
12 2 (0.44%) French Language
12 2 (0.44%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.44%) Publishing
13 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.43%) .NET
2 10 (2.22%) Middleware
3 9 (2.00%) Web Services
4 8 (1.77%) XML
5 7 (1.55%) EDI
6 4 (0.89%) COM
6 4 (0.89%) CSS
6 4 (0.89%) HTML
7 3 (0.67%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.67%) jQuery
7 3 (0.67%) Kafka
7 3 (0.67%) SAPUI5
8 2 (0.44%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.44%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.44%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (0.44%) CSS3
8 2 (0.44%) HTML5
8 2 (0.44%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.44%) XSL
9 1 (0.22%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.65%) Management Information System
2 25 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.43%) iPad
4 19 (4.21%) EPoS
5 10 (2.22%) AS400
6 7 (1.55%) FMCG
7 6 (1.33%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.33%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.11%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.89%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (0.67%) Fintech
10 3 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.67%) PMI
11 2 (0.44%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.44%) Cyber Attack
11 2 (0.44%) Digital Currency
11 2 (0.44%) Online Games
11 2 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 71 (15.74%) Windows
2 57 (12.64%) Linux
3 35 (7.76%) Windows Server
4 28 (6.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (4.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (4.43%) Unix
7 15 (3.33%) Windows 10
7 15 (3.33%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (1.55%) Mac OS
10 6 (1.33%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.89%) CentOS
12 3 (0.67%) Debian
13 2 (0.44%) Android
13 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.22%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (25.28%) Project Management
2 80 (17.74%) ERP
3 67 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (14.86%) Business Intelligence
4 62 (13.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 54 (11.97%) CRM
6 50 (11.09%) ITIL
7 35 (7.76%) E-Commerce
8 30 (6.65%) IT Strategy
9 29 (6.43%) Scrum
10 27 (5.99%) PRINCE2
11 26 (5.76%) Logistics
12 25 (5.54%) Continuous Improvement
13 24 (5.32%) SDLC
14 23 (5.10%) Agile Project Management
15 22 (4.88%) Migration
16 21 (4.66%) Change Management
16 21 (4.66%) Line Management
17 20 (4.43%) Mentoring
18 19 (4.21%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 71 (15.74%) SQL
2 15 (3.33%) Java
3 14 (3.10%) PowerShell
4 13 (2.88%) PHP
4 13 (2.88%) VBA
5 10 (2.22%) Bash Shell
6 8 (1.77%) C#
6 8 (1.77%) Python
7 7 (1.55%) COBOL
7 7 (1.55%) Perl
8 5 (1.11%) C
8 5 (1.11%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.11%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.67%) Ruby
9 3 (0.67%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.44%) C++
10 2 (0.44%) UniBasic
11 1 (0.22%) Go
11 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (4.43%) Degree
2 11 (2.44%) PMI Certification
3 8 (1.77%) PMP
4 7 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.33%) ACCA
6 5 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.11%) MCSE
6 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.89%) CIMA
7 4 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.67%) RHCE
9 2 (0.44%) MCP
9 2 (0.44%) RHCA
9 2 (0.44%) RHCSA
9 2 (0.44%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.22%) APMP
10 1 (0.22%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.32%) QA
2 22 (4.88%) SLA
3 6 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.89%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.67%) GDPR
5 3 (0.67%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.44%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.44%) PMO
7 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.22%) IFRS
7 1 (0.22%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 25 (5.54%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.66%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.55%) Docker
5 6 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.67%) iptables
6 3 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.44%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.44%) XenServer
8 1 (0.22%) Firmware
8 1 (0.22%) KVM
8 1 (0.22%) LXC
8 1 (0.22%) NDS
8 1 (0.22%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 1 (0.22%) Samba
8 1 (0.22%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (2.22%) Puppet
2 9 (2.00%) Ansible
3 6 (1.33%) WSUS
4 5 (1.11%) Kubernetes
4 5 (1.11%) Nagios
5 4 (0.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (0.89%) ZABBIX
6 3 (0.67%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.67%) CFEngine
6 3 (0.67%) Cobbler
6 3 (0.67%) Icinga
6 3 (0.67%) logstash
6 3 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.67%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 3 (0.67%) Terraform
7 2 (0.44%) SCCM
8 1 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.22%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 1 (0.22%) rkt
Vendors
1 79 (17.52%) Microsoft
2 71 (15.74%) SAP
3 37 (8.20%) Oracle
4 33 (7.32%) VMware
5 14 (3.10%) Infor
5 14 (3.10%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (2.88%) Apple
6 13 (2.88%) Cisco
6 13 (2.88%) NETGEAR
7 12 (2.66%) Hyperion
8 11 (2.44%) Sage
9 10 (2.22%) Veeam
10 9 (2.00%) Lotus
10 9 (2.00%) Northgate
11 8 (1.77%) Epicor
11 8 (1.77%) ServiceNow
12 7 (1.55%) Avaya
12 7 (1.55%) HP
12 7 (1.55%) IBM
12 7 (1.55%) Symantec
East London
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £44,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Winsford, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
UK
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Dungannon, County Tyrone
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + 10% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Ealing
Anderson Frank
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £47000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
aap3
Salary: £45000 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
ISL
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
aap3
Salary: £45000 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Missguided
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Marks Sattin
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
England
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, Sussex
Brighton & Hove City Council
Posted: 8 days ago
West London
Investigo
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum bonus + car allowance + outer London
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Posted: 12 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
North West London
Talent Analytix
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
IntaPeople
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: excellent salary, bonus, bens, possbile contract
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Reed Technology
Salary: £53000 - £63000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Salary: £44k - 48k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mint
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum + EXCELLENT BENS
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Anderson Frank
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
South West London
Serious Fraud Office
Salary: From £51,535 to £61,644 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago