The median annual salary for a Systems Manager was £53,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 April 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 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 645 659 719
Rank change year-on-year +14 +60  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Manager 219 308 254
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.30% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.31% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 178 267 226
Median salary £53,250 £58,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.18% +16.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,222 £36,775 £36,878
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £80,000 £69,100
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £60,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% +33.33%  

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 83193 100058 106919
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.30% 96.32% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 69089 83978 87229
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
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 April 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 April 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 +14 210 £53,500 -10.83% 16
London +1 56 £61,500 +11.81% 3
South East +61 44 £55,000 -21.42% 3
East of England +6 29 £47,500 -28.30% 2
West Midlands +21 25 £53,500 -4.88% 2
North West -22 22 £57,500 - 4
Hampshire +22 19 £42,500 -46.87%
Manchester -26 17 £57,500 -8.00% 4
City of London +45 15 £73,750 +18.00%
South West +21 14 £37,500 -29.24% 1
Essex +10 11 £47,500 -
East Midlands +11 10 £32,500 -18.75%
West Sussex +21 9 £55,000 -21.42% 1
Birmingham +13 9 £53,000 +0.95%
Shropshire +11 9 £53,500 -23.57%
Cambridgeshire +11 9 £77,500 +44.18% 1
Cambridge -1 9 £77,500 +82.35% 1
Surrey +35 8 £55,000 -30.15% 1
Berkshire +29 8 £65,000 +52.94%
Telford - 8 £53,500 -
Southampton +21 7 £35,222 -21.72%
Yorkshire +19 7 £55,000 +10.00%
Hertfordshire +10 7 £47,500 -40.62%
Exeter - 7 £32,500 -
Devon - 7 £32,500 -
Nottingham +15 6 £32,500 -
Nottinghamshire +6 6 £32,500 -
Wales -1 6 £44,000 +1.14% 1
South Wales - 6 £44,000 - 1
Slough +17 4 £65,000 +13.04%

Systems Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 124 (27.43%) Finance
2 113 (25.00%) Project Management
3 104 (23.01%) Microsoft
4 103 (22.79%) ERP
5 79 (17.48%) Windows
6 72 (15.93%) SQL
7 68 (15.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 63 (13.94%) SAP
9 60 (13.27%) Linux
10 58 (12.83%) Agile Software Development
11 54 (11.95%) VMware
11 54 (11.95%) Business Intelligence
12 53 (11.73%) Retail
13 50 (11.06%) Management Information System
14 49 (10.84%) SQL Server
15 47 (10.40%) CRM
16 45 (9.96%) Degree
17 44 (9.73%) Microsoft Office
18 42 (9.29%) ITIL
19 39 (8.63%) Microsoft Excel
20 37 (8.19%) BusinessObjects
20 37 (8.19%) Manufacturing
20 37 (8.19%) Windows Server
21 36 (7.96%) Firewall
22 35 (7.74%) Microsoft Azure
23 34 (7.52%) Continuous Improvement
23 34 (7.52%) Active Directory
23 34 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
24 30 (6.64%) Oracle
25 29 (6.42%) IT Strategy

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 13 (2.88%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.77%) SAS
3 6 (1.33%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.11%) Apache
4 5 (1.11%) CMS
4 5 (1.11%) IBM Domino
5 4 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.88%) IIS
5 4 (0.88%) Kentico
6 3 (0.66%) FormScape
6 3 (0.66%) JBoss
7 2 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.44%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.22%) Confluence
8 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.22%) nginx
8 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 44 (9.73%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (8.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.11%) SOLIDWORKS
4 3 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (5.75%) Dynamics NAV
2 19 (4.20%) Dynamics AX
2 19 (4.20%) Unit4 Business World
3 17 (3.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 15 (3.32%) SAP BPC
5 8 (1.77%) Magento
6 7 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (1.55%) Oracle Financials
6 7 (1.55%) SAP HCM
6 7 (1.55%) SAP HR
7 6 (1.33%) SAP MM
8 4 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.66%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 3 (0.66%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.66%) SAP Business One
9 3 (0.66%) SAP MII
9 3 (0.66%) SAP PP
9 3 (0.66%) SAP PP-PI
10 2 (0.44%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 35 (7.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (6.19%) Office 365
3 18 (3.98%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (3.32%) SaaS
5 10 (2.21%) IaaS
6 9 (1.99%) SuccessFactors
7 8 (1.77%) PaaS
8 2 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.44%) G Suite
9 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.22%) Force.com
9 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.22%) Taleo
9 1 (0.22%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 36 (7.96%) Firewall
2 21 (4.65%) SAN
3 16 (3.54%) TCP/IP
3 16 (3.54%) VPN
4 15 (3.32%) WAN
5 14 (3.10%) LAN
6 12 (2.65%) NAS
7 10 (2.21%) Internet
8 7 (1.55%) DNS
9 6 (1.33%) Intranet
10 5 (1.11%) DHCP
10 5 (1.11%) MPLS
10 5 (1.11%) VLAN
10 5 (1.11%) VoIP
11 3 (0.66%) Network Security
11 3 (0.66%) Wireless
12 1 (0.22%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (0.22%) Extranet
12 1 (0.22%) LTE
12 1 (0.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 37 (8.19%) BusinessObjects
3 23 (5.09%) SAP BW
4 16 (3.54%) Crystal Reports
4 16 (3.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (3.10%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 14 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (2.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (2.21%) Oracle BI EE
8 9 (1.99%) NoSQL
8 9 (1.99%) Spotfire
9 8 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.33%) Electronic Patient Records
11 5 (1.11%) QlikView
11 5 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.44%) MySQL
13 2 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.44%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.44%) UniData
Development Applications
1 10 (2.21%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (1.55%) TeamCity
3 4 (0.88%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.44%) JIRA
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%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.22%) SonarQube
General
1 124 (27.43%) Finance
2 53 (11.73%) Retail
3 37 (8.19%) Manufacturing
4 18 (3.98%) Legal
5 17 (3.76%) Advertising
6 11 (2.43%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.21%) Marketing
8 9 (1.99%) Electronics
9 6 (1.33%) Games
9 6 (1.33%) Law
10 3 (0.66%) Back Office
10 3 (0.66%) Banking
11 2 (0.44%) Front Office
11 2 (0.44%) Publishing
12 1 (0.22%) Billing
12 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.76%) .NET
2 16 (3.54%) Middleware
3 12 (2.65%) EDI
4 7 (1.55%) Kafka
5 6 (1.33%) Web Services
6 5 (1.11%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (0.88%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.88%) COM
7 4 (0.88%) SAPUI5
8 3 (0.66%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.66%) Mason
9 2 (0.44%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 2 (0.44%) Visualforce
9 2 (0.44%) XML
10 1 (0.22%) CSS
10 1 (0.22%) HTML
10 1 (0.22%) JMS
10 1 (0.22%) jQuery
10 1 (0.22%) Node.js
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 50 (11.06%) Management Information System
2 34 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.76%) iPad
4 12 (2.65%) AS400
5 8 (1.77%) Data Centre
6 7 (1.55%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.55%) Enterprise Storage
6 7 (1.55%) NHS
7 5 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.11%) Private Cloud
8 4 (0.88%) 3D Printing
8 4 (0.88%) Clustering
9 3 (0.66%) EPoS
10 2 (0.44%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.44%) FMCG
10 2 (0.44%) Learning Management System
10 2 (0.44%) Online Games
10 2 (0.44%) Photography
10 2 (0.44%) SCADA
10 2 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 79 (17.48%) Windows
2 60 (13.27%) Linux
3 37 (8.19%) Windows Server
4 25 (5.53%) Unix
5 15 (3.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (3.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.55%) Mac OS
6 7 (1.55%) Windows 10
6 7 (1.55%) Windows 7
6 7 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.88%) HPUX
8 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.44%) Debian
9 1 (0.22%) Android
9 1 (0.22%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (25.00%) Project Management
2 103 (22.79%) ERP
3 68 (15.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 58 (12.83%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (11.95%) Business Intelligence
6 47 (10.40%) CRM
7 42 (9.29%) ITIL
8 34 (7.52%) Continuous Improvement
9 29 (6.42%) IT Strategy
10 26 (5.75%) PRINCE2
11 25 (5.53%) Mentoring
12 24 (5.31%) Change Management
13 23 (5.09%) DevOps
13 23 (5.09%) Logistics
14 22 (4.87%) Document Management
15 21 (4.65%) Scrum
16 20 (4.42%) SDLC
17 19 (4.20%) Business Analysis
17 19 (4.20%) Continuous Integration
18 18 (3.98%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 72 (15.93%) SQL
2 19 (4.20%) VBA
3 17 (3.76%) Bash Shell
4 16 (3.54%) PHP
5 15 (3.32%) Java
6 14 (3.10%) C#
7 12 (2.65%) Python
8 11 (2.43%) Perl
9 10 (2.21%) C
10 9 (1.99%) R
11 8 (1.77%) VB.NET
12 7 (1.55%) COBOL
12 7 (1.55%) PowerShell
12 7 (1.55%) Ruby
13 6 (1.33%) VBScript
14 4 (0.88%) VB
15 3 (0.66%) Apex Code
15 3 (0.66%) C++
15 3 (0.66%) UniBasic
16 2 (0.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 45 (9.96%) Degree
2 16 (3.54%) PMP
3 15 (3.32%) PMI Certification
4 14 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (2.88%) MCSE
6 6 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.11%) MBA
8 4 (0.88%) RHCE
9 3 (0.66%) MCP
9 3 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.66%) RHCA
9 3 (0.66%) RHCSA
10 2 (0.44%) Security Cleared
10 2 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.22%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.22%) CISSP
11 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.22%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.65%) SLA
2 18 (3.98%) QA
3 7 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.33%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.33%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.44%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 34 (7.52%) Active Directory
2 23 (5.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.88%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.21%) Docker
5 7 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.33%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.66%) iptables
8 2 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.22%) Firmware
9 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.22%) Snort
9 1 (0.22%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.22%) vSphere
9 1 (0.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (3.32%) Puppet
2 12 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (2.21%) Ansible
3 10 (2.21%) Kubernetes
4 8 (1.77%) Nagios
4 8 (1.77%) Terraform
5 7 (1.55%) Cobbler
5 7 (1.55%) Icinga
5 7 (1.55%) logstash
5 7 (1.55%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 7 (1.55%) Zenoss
6 6 (1.33%) WSUS
7 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 5 (1.11%) SCDPM
8 4 (0.88%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.66%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.66%) SCCM
10 1 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.22%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 104 (23.01%) Microsoft
2 63 (13.94%) SAP
3 54 (11.95%) VMware
4 30 (6.64%) Oracle
5 28 (6.19%) Salesforce.com
6 16 (3.54%) Infor
7 13 (2.88%) JD Edwards
8 12 (2.65%) Cisco
9 11 (2.43%) Red Hat
10 10 (2.21%) Hyperion
11 9 (1.99%) Apple
11 9 (1.99%) Epicor
11 9 (1.99%) HP
11 9 (1.99%) Sage
11 9 (1.99%) Veeam
12 8 (1.77%) Atlassian
12 8 (1.77%) NetApp
12 8 (1.77%) Splunk
13 7 (1.55%) EMC
13 7 (1.55%) Sophos
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Pension, Private Medical & Gym
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Accudo Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 65,000 - 90,000 plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £0.00 per annum + Private Healthcare, pension etc
Posted: 5 days ago
South Wales
Ashdown IT
Salary: £43000 per annum + pension,healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
West Sussex
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + annual performance bonus
Posted: 14 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Accudo Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
England
Edward Carter Solutions
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent benefits and bonus!
Posted: 5 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
euro car parts
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Bedfordshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Sanderson
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
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Salary: Competitive + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago