The median annual salary for a Systems Programmer was £35,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 870 927 963
Rank change year-on-year +57 +36  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Programmer 4 6 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.006% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.006% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 18
Median salary £35,500 - £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,500 - £35,000

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 85825 93705 107053
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 70199 79011 88244
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Systems Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Systems Programmer in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) MVC
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) .NET Framework
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (57.14%) HTML5
2 4 (57.14%) User Stories
2 4 (57.14%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (57.14%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (57.14%) Entity Framework
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
4 1 (14.29%) VSAM
4 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (14.29%) SOAP
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) MQSeries
4 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
4 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling

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 1 (14.29%) CICS
1 1 (14.29%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) .NET Framework
2 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
2 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (57.14%) Entity Framework
2 4 (57.14%) HTML5
3 1 (14.29%) Middleware
3 1 (14.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
3 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
3 1 (14.29%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) MVC
1 4 (57.14%) Scrum
1 4 (57.14%) User Stories
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
2 1 (14.29%) OO
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
1 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) Assembly Language
2 1 (14.29%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) COBOL
2 1 (14.29%) JCL
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) IBM
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle