The median annual salary for a Systems Manager was £53,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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

System Manager
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 184 228 182
Rank change year-on-year +44 -46  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Manager 23 19 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.48% 0.31% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.32% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 23 16 28
Median salary £53,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.95% +16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £45,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,700 £65,000 £56,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £60,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -16.66% +33.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4620 5952 4959
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.88% 96.40% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3833 4835 4244
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Systems Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Systems Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Manager in the West Midlands

Systems Manager
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Systems Manager in the West Midlands

Systems Manager
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Manager in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Manager in the West Midlands

Systems Manager
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Manager within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Birmingham +8 7 £53,000 +0.95%
Shropshire +3 7 £53,500 -17.69% 1
Brierley Hill - 2 £48,750 -
Stourbridge - 2 £45,000 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £55,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £52,500 -
Systems Manager
England

Systems Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Systems Manager in the job title.

1 15 (39.47%) Windows
2 14 (36.84%) ITIL
3 13 (34.21%) PRINCE2
3 13 (34.21%) Project Management
4 11 (28.95%) SQL
4 11 (28.95%) ERP
4 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
5 9 (23.68%) Retail
5 9 (23.68%) Finance
5 9 (23.68%) Linux
5 9 (23.68%) Logistics
6 8 (21.05%) MS Office
7 7 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (18.42%) C#
7 7 (18.42%) Oracle
7 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
7 7 (18.42%) Line Management
8 6 (15.79%) Business Process Modelling
8 6 (15.79%) QA
8 6 (15.79%) Release Management
8 6 (15.79%) COBOL
8 6 (15.79%) Java
8 6 (15.79%) Unix
8 6 (15.79%) LAN
8 6 (15.79%) WAN
8 6 (15.79%) PMP
8 6 (15.79%) PMI Certification
9 5 (13.16%) Epicor
9 5 (13.16%) MAPICS
9 5 (13.16%) Business Intelligence

Systems Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (7.89%) FormScape
Applications
1 8 (21.05%) MS Office
2 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (7.89%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.63%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (2.63%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) LAN
1 6 (15.79%) WAN
2 1 (2.63%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.26%) UniData
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
1 9 (23.68%) Retail
2 4 (10.53%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.26%) Games
4 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Private Cloud
2 4 (10.53%) AS400
2 4 (10.53%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.26%) Driving Licence
3 2 (5.26%) e-Learning
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) Online Games
4 1 (2.63%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 15 (39.47%) Windows
2 9 (23.68%) Linux
3 6 (15.79%) Unix
4 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) ITIL
2 13 (34.21%) PRINCE2
2 13 (34.21%) Project Management
3 11 (28.95%) ERP
4 9 (23.68%) Logistics
5 7 (18.42%) Line Management
5 7 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (15.79%) Business Process Modelling
6 6 (15.79%) Release Management
7 5 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (13.16%) CRM
8 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (10.53%) Data Protection
8 4 (10.53%) Operations Management
8 4 (10.53%) TOGAF
9 3 (7.89%) Change Control
9 3 (7.89%) Change Management
9 3 (7.89%) Service Desk Management
10 2 (5.26%) Data Management
10 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) SQL
2 7 (18.42%) C#
3 6 (15.79%) COBOL
3 6 (15.79%) Java
4 5 (13.16%) VB.NET
5 4 (10.53%) VBA
6 3 (7.89%) UniBasic
6 3 (7.89%) VB
6 3 (7.89%) VBScript
7 1 (2.63%) Clipper
7 1 (2.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) PMI Certification
1 6 (15.79%) PMP
2 5 (13.16%) MCSE
2 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (10.53%) RHCE
4 3 (7.89%) Degree
4 3 (7.89%) RHCA
4 3 (7.89%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) QA
2 2 (5.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.42%) Oracle
3 5 (13.16%) Epicor
3 5 (13.16%) Infor
3 5 (13.16%) MAPICS
3 5 (13.16%) VMware
4 4 (10.53%) New Relic
4 4 (10.53%) SolarWinds
5 3 (7.89%) CODA
5 3 (7.89%) IFS
5 3 (7.89%) JD Edwards
5 3 (7.89%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.63%) SAP
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Crimson Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent pension scheme
Posted: 6 days ago
Shropshire
Hudson IT (Birmingham)
Posted: Yesterday