Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Programmer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

System Programmer
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1181 1227 1270
Rank change year-on-year +46 +43 +48
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Programmer 25 16 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.008% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.009% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 15 15 21
UK median annual salary £37,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.82% - +69.23%
10th Percentile £34,250 £27,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £100,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,250 £37,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +10.00% -18.92% +42.31%

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 173309 182267 209632
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 139088 152628 174119
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Systems Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Systems Programmer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Programmer in the UK

Systems Programmer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Systems Programmer.

Salary trend for Systems Programmer in the UK

Systems Programmer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Programmer over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Programmer in the UK

Systems Programmer
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Programmer within the UK over the 6 months to 21 November 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 +27 19 £45,000 -18.18%
UK excluding London +30 14 £41,250 +10.00%
North of England +19 8 £45,000 -
North West +9 8 £45,000 -
South East +48 6 £27,500 +17.02%
London +21 5 £65,000 -21.21%

Systems Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Systems Programmer 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 Programmer in the job title.

1 15 (60.00%) SQL
2 13 (52.00%) .NET
3 12 (48.00%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (44.00%) C#
5 10 (40.00%) Mainframe
6 9 (36.00%) JCL
6 9 (36.00%) Finance
6 9 (36.00%) Mentoring
7 8 (32.00%) Windows
7 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Office
8 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
8 7 (28.00%) Degree
9 6 (24.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (20.00%) Shell Script
10 5 (20.00%) IBM
10 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 5 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (20.00%) CICS
10 5 (20.00%) Unix
10 5 (20.00%) REXX
10 5 (20.00%) Sybase
10 5 (20.00%) DB2
10 5 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (20.00%) T-SQL
10 5 (20.00%) VB
10 5 (20.00%) COBOL
10 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
10 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (20.00%) Asset Management
10 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Systems Programmer 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 5 (20.00%) CICS
1 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) Apache
2 1 (4.00%) CMS
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) LDAP
1 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (20.00%) DB2
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.00%) MariaDB
4 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (8.00%) XPEDITER
2 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (36.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Law
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (52.00%) .NET
2 3 (12.00%) Classic ASP
2 3 (12.00%) HTML
2 3 (12.00%) HTML5
3 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (8.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (4.00%) CGI
4 1 (4.00%) jQuery
4 1 (4.00%) LAMP
4 1 (4.00%) SOAP
4 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (40.00%) Mainframe
3 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (16.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (16.00%) Replication
4 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (8.00%) User Experience
5 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Unix
3 4 (16.00%) MVS
4 2 (8.00%) zOS
5 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Mentoring
2 6 (24.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (20.00%) DevOps
3 5 (20.00%) Investment Management
3 5 (20.00%) Mathematics
3 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Office Automation
3 5 (20.00%) Office Automation
4 4 (16.00%) Data Migration
4 4 (16.00%) Migration
4 4 (16.00%) Portfolio Management
4 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.00%) ERP
5 3 (12.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (12.00%) Scrum
5 3 (12.00%) Web Development
6 2 (8.00%) MVC
6 2 (8.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) SQL
2 11 (44.00%) C#
3 9 (36.00%) JCL
4 5 (20.00%) COBOL
4 5 (20.00%) REXX
4 5 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 5 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 5 (20.00%) VB
5 4 (16.00%) Assembly Language
6 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (12.00%) VB.NET
6 3 (12.00%) VBA
7 2 (8.00%) C
8 1 (4.00%) C++
8 1 (4.00%) Perl
8 1 (4.00%) PHP
8 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) IBM
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (20.00%) Sybase
2 3 (12.00%) CA
3 2 (8.00%) ServiceNow