Period
to 25 September 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Manager was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 September 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 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 743 763 829
Rank change year-on-year +20 +66 -93
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Manager 454 510 497
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.27% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.28% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 366 445 437
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £38,250 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 168762 184632 212568
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.46% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 135217 155132 176141
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £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 September 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 September 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 +17 425 £57,500 +4.55% 12
UK excluding London +39 284 £55,000 +4.76% 8
London -43 161 £60,000 +4.35% 4
South East +63 77 £65,000 +8.33% 1
North of England -2 69 £55,000 +15.79% 1
Midlands +30 47 £45,000 -6.25% 4
East of England -22 43 £57,500 -4.17% 1
North West +7 34 £50,633 +25.02% 1
Yorkshire +13 32 £55,000 +4.76%
West Midlands +13 28 £47,500 -13.64% 2
South West +32 27 £45,000 +4.65% 1
East Midlands +24 19 £42,500 -11.46% 2
Scotland +2 13 £40,000 +18.52%
Wales +20 8 £43,000 +32.31%
North East +9 4 £63,000 +57.50%
Northern Ireland - 2 £40,000 -

Systems Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 148 (32.60%) Finance
2 98 (21.59%) Project Management
3 81 (17.84%) SQL
4 72 (15.86%) ERP
5 71 (15.64%) Microsoft
5 71 (15.64%) Agile Software Development
6 70 (15.42%) SAP
7 66 (14.54%) Business Intelligence
8 61 (13.44%) Retail
9 56 (12.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 56 (12.33%) Windows
9 56 (12.33%) CRM
10 45 (9.91%) Linux
11 42 (9.25%) ITIL
12 39 (8.59%) E-Commerce
13 38 (8.37%) Legal
14 34 (7.49%) Management Information System
15 33 (7.27%) Scrum
15 33 (7.27%) SQL Server
16 32 (7.05%) Oracle
16 32 (7.05%) QA
17 31 (6.83%) Windows Server 2008
18 30 (6.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 30 (6.61%) PRINCE2
18 30 (6.61%) Manufacturing
18 30 (6.61%) Law
19 29 (6.39%) Dynamics CRM
20 28 (6.17%) Analytics
20 28 (6.17%) Migration
21 27 (5.95%) Active Directory

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 (3.52%) Confluence
2 10 (2.20%) MS Exchange
2 10 (2.20%) Skype for Business
3 9 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (1.54%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (0.88%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.44%) Apache
7 2 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.44%) CMS
7 2 (0.44%) Kentico
7 2 (0.44%) SAS
8 1 (0.22%) Drupal
8 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.22%) Zimbra
Applications
1 13 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (1.98%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (6.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (3.30%) Dynamics NAV
3 14 (3.08%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (2.42%) SAP CO
4 11 (2.42%) SAP FI
4 11 (2.42%) SAP FI/CO
5 9 (1.98%) NetSuite
6 8 (1.76%) SAP MM
7 7 (1.54%) SAP BPC
8 5 (1.10%) Dynamics GP
8 5 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (1.10%) Unit4 Business World
9 4 (0.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 4 (0.88%) Maximo
9 4 (0.88%) SAP HR
9 4 (0.88%) Workday HCM
10 3 (0.66%) SAP Business One
10 3 (0.66%) SAP ERP
11 2 (0.44%) Cognos TM1
11 2 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.63%) Office 365
2 18 (3.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.20%) Dynamics 365
5 9 (1.98%) SaaS
6 5 (1.10%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (0.88%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.44%) PaaS
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.22%) G Suite
10 1 (0.22%) Route 53
10 1 (0.22%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.30%) Firewall
2 14 (3.08%) Wireless
3 12 (2.64%) SAN
4 11 (2.42%) VLAN
5 8 (1.76%) Internet
6 7 (1.54%) LAN
6 7 (1.54%) WAN
7 6 (1.32%) VPN
8 5 (1.10%) DNS
8 5 (1.10%) Intranet
8 5 (1.10%) TCP/IP
8 5 (1.10%) Unified Communications
9 4 (0.88%) Skype
10 3 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.44%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (0.44%) Extranet
11 2 (0.44%) IPsec
11 2 (0.44%) SNMP
12 1 (0.22%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.22%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 30 (6.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (3.08%) BusinessObjects
4 14 (3.08%) SAP BW
5 13 (2.86%) SAP HANA
6 10 (2.20%) Crystal Reports
6 10 (2.20%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.98%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 7 (1.54%) Power BI
9 5 (1.10%) MySQL
9 5 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.88%) Big Data
10 4 (0.88%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.88%) QlikView
10 4 (0.88%) Spotfire
11 3 (0.66%) Cognos Report Studio
11 3 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (4.19%) JIRA
2 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.22%) Subversion
General
1 148 (32.60%) Finance
2 61 (13.44%) Retail
3 38 (8.37%) Legal
4 30 (6.61%) Law
4 30 (6.61%) Manufacturing
5 26 (5.73%) Banking
6 17 (3.74%) Advertising
7 16 (3.52%) German Language
8 14 (3.08%) Marketing
9 11 (2.42%) Telecoms
10 7 (1.54%) Automotive
11 6 (1.32%) Back Office
11 6 (1.32%) Billing
11 6 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (1.10%) Electronics
13 3 (0.66%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.44%) French Language
15 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.22%) Front Office
15 1 (0.22%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.74%) .NET
2 13 (2.86%) XML
3 11 (2.42%) Web Services
4 10 (2.20%) HTML
5 9 (1.98%) CSS
6 7 (1.54%) Middleware
7 5 (1.10%) AngularJS
7 5 (1.10%) CSS3
7 5 (1.10%) HTML5
7 5 (1.10%) jQuery
7 5 (1.10%) XSL
8 4 (0.88%) Oracle Fusion
8 4 (0.88%) SAP Basis
9 1 (0.22%) Ajax
9 1 (0.22%) EDI
9 1 (0.22%) JSON
9 1 (0.22%) mod_perl
9 1 (0.22%) Mojolicious
9 1 (0.22%) SAPUI5
9 1 (0.22%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.49%) Management Information System
2 26 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.29%) EPoS
4 20 (4.41%) iPad
5 7 (1.54%) FMCG
6 5 (1.10%) Cyber Attack
6 5 (1.10%) N-Tier
6 5 (1.10%) Private Cloud
7 4 (0.88%) Blackberry
7 4 (0.88%) Data Centre
7 4 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (0.88%) PMI
7 4 (0.88%) SCADA
7 4 (0.88%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.66%) Fintech
8 3 (0.66%) NHS
9 2 (0.44%) Contactless
9 2 (0.44%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 56 (12.33%) Windows
2 45 (9.91%) Linux
3 31 (6.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (4.85%) Windows Server
5 17 (3.74%) Windows 7
6 16 (3.52%) Windows 10
6 16 (3.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.98%) Unix
8 7 (1.54%) Ubuntu
9 5 (1.10%) Android
9 5 (1.10%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.10%) CentOS
10 2 (0.44%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.22%) Debian
11 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (21.59%) Project Management
2 72 (15.86%) ERP
3 71 (15.64%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (14.54%) Business Intelligence
5 56 (12.33%) CRM
5 56 (12.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 42 (9.25%) ITIL
7 39 (8.59%) E-Commerce
8 33 (7.27%) Scrum
9 30 (6.61%) PRINCE2
10 28 (6.17%) Analytics
10 28 (6.17%) Migration
11 27 (5.95%) Mentoring
12 26 (5.73%) Agile Project Management
13 25 (5.51%) Continuous Delivery
13 25 (5.51%) Continuous Improvement
14 24 (5.29%) Change Management
15 22 (4.85%) SDLC
16 21 (4.63%) Coaching
16 21 (4.63%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (17.84%) SQL
2 12 (2.64%) PHP
2 12 (2.64%) PowerShell
3 8 (1.76%) C
3 8 (1.76%) Java
4 6 (1.32%) C#
4 6 (1.32%) T-SQL
5 5 (1.10%) Perl
5 5 (1.10%) Python
5 5 (1.10%) VBA
6 4 (0.88%) Bash Shell
6 4 (0.88%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.44%) C++
7 2 (0.44%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.44%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.22%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.22%) COBOL
8 1 (0.22%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.22%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (3.30%) Degree
2 8 (1.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 6 (1.32%) ACCA
3 6 (1.32%) CISSP
4 5 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (1.10%) PMI Certification
5 4 (0.88%) CIMA
5 4 (0.88%) CISA
5 4 (0.88%) CISM
5 4 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.44%) CRISC
6 2 (0.44%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.22%) APMP
7 1 (0.22%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.22%) CCIP
7 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.22%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.05%) QA
2 13 (2.86%) SLA
3 12 (2.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (2.42%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.54%) GDPR
5 7 (1.54%) PMO
6 5 (1.10%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.88%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.22%) IFRS
8 1 (0.22%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.22%) MiFID
8 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (5.95%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.64%) Hyper-V
3 8 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.10%) XenServer
5 4 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.44%) Docker
6 2 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.22%) iptables
7 1 (0.22%) LXC
7 1 (0.22%) NDS
7 1 (0.22%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 1 (0.22%) Samba
7 1 (0.22%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.22%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.22%) vSphere
7 1 (0.22%) Xen
7 1 (0.22%) XenApp
7 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (1.32%) Puppet
2 4 (0.88%) Ansible
2 4 (0.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (0.66%) CFEngine
4 1 (0.22%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.22%) Nagios
4 1 (0.22%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 71 (15.64%) Microsoft
2 70 (15.42%) SAP
3 32 (7.05%) Oracle
4 17 (3.74%) VMware
5 15 (3.30%) Citrix
6 13 (2.86%) Cognos
7 9 (1.98%) Apple
7 9 (1.98%) Cisco
7 9 (1.98%) Northgate
7 9 (1.98%) Tableau
8 8 (1.76%) NETGEAR
8 8 (1.76%) ServiceNow
9 7 (1.54%) Hyperion
9 7 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.54%) Workday
10 6 (1.32%) Epicor
10 6 (1.32%) IFS
10 6 (1.32%) JD Edwards
10 6 (1.32%) Sage
10 6 (1.32%) Veeam