The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Systems Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 17 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Engineer
Rank 310 273 254
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 1018 1079 1248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.89% 1.00% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 1.06% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 847 945 1074
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -3.79%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
107949 102119 108248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.54% 94.50% 95.29%
Number of salaries quoted 88051 84853 92123
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Systems Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Systems Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Systems Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Systems Engineer over the 3 months to 17 October 2014 within the UK.

Systems Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 17 October 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -36 979 £42,000 +5.00% 144
London -11 399 £47,500 +5.55% 50
South East -46 189 £37,000 -7.50% 25
Yorkshire +17 110 £40,000 +5.26% 9
West Yorkshire +24 93 £42,000 +10.52% 4
Leeds +28 88 £42,000 +15.06% 3
East of England -40 87 £40,000 - 14
City of London +8 79 £47,000 -6.00% 15
South West -10 74 £37,000 -1.33% 25
Cambridgeshire +4 45 £37,500 -6.25% 5
West Midlands -2 44 £37,500 - 7
East Midlands -8 38 £38,250 +0.65% 8
Hampshire -23 38 £33,500 -16.25% 4
Berkshire -14 37 £42,500 - 4
Brighton +20 36 £39,000 +41.81%
East Sussex +11 36 £39,000 +41.81% 1
Cambridge -8 32 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Surrey -5 28 £43,250 +13.81% 7
Reading -1 25 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Essex +11 19 £42,225 -32.44% 5
North West -44 19 £35,000 +4.47% 8
Devon - 19 £25,000 - 5
Leicestershire +16 17 £43,000 +13.15% 8
Hertfordshire -21 17 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Bristol -13 15 £38,500 +2.66% 3
Buckinghamshire -5 14 £35,000 -20.00% 2
South Yorkshire -8 14 £35,500 -11.25% 2
Gloucestershire +3 13 £47,500 +3.26% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -5 13 £40,000 -3.61%
North East -9 13 £40,000 +42.85% 1

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Systems Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Systems Engineer in their job title.

1 1059 (50.74%) Windows
2 885 (42.41%) Linux
3 786 (37.66%) VMware
4 580 (27.79%) Microsoft
5 542 (25.97%) Active Directory
6 439 (21.03%) VMware Infrastructure
7 421 (20.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 374 (17.92%) DNS
9 358 (17.15%) UNIX
10 353 (16.91%) MS Exchange
11 338 (16.20%) Degree
12 333 (15.96%) Cisco
13 325 (15.57%) SAN
14 320 (15.33%) TCP/IP
15 316 (15.14%) SQL
16 311 (14.90%) Citrix
17 310 (14.85%) ITIL
17 310 (14.85%) MS Excel
18 302 (14.47%) Finance
19 278 (13.32%) Apache
20 275 (13.18%) SQL Server
21 273 (13.08%) Windows Server 2003
22 265 (12.70%) Java
23 253 (12.12%) Firewall
24 236 (11.31%) Perl
25 235 (11.26%) Microsoft Certification
26 224 (10.73%) DHCP
27 208 (9.97%) Red Hat
28 201 (9.63%) Python
29 190 (9.10%) IIS

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Systems Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Systems Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 353 (16.91%) MS Exchange
2 278 (13.32%) Apache
3 190 (9.10%) IIS
4 181 (8.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 134 (6.42%) Exchange Server 2007
6 119 (5.70%) Tomcat
7 89 (4.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 86 (4.12%) SharePoint
9 68 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2013
10 66 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2003
11 51 (2.44%) Node.js
12 42 (2.01%) Lync
13 38 (1.82%) OpenStack
14 23 (1.10%) WebSphere
15 19 (0.91%) WebLogic
16 16 (0.77%) CMS
17 14 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
17 14 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
18 12 (0.57%) nginx
19 10 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 310 (14.85%) MS Excel
2 129 (6.18%) MS Office
3 36 (1.72%) Simulink
4 14 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.14%) Maya
7 3 (0.14%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.096%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.096%) Windchill
9 1 (0.048%) NASTRAN
9 1 (0.048%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.048%) MS Project
9 1 (0.048%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 15 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.14%) Teamcenter
5 3 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.14%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.096%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.048%) SAP FI-AP
7 1 (0.048%) Fredhopper
7 1 (0.048%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.048%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.048%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.048%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.048%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.048%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.048%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 75 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (1.87%) Office 365
4 38 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
5 33 (1.58%) SaaS
6 30 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.57%) IaaS
8 10 (0.48%) Amazon S3
9 9 (0.43%) Joyent
10 5 (0.24%) ElastiCache
10 5 (0.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.096%) PaaS
12 2 (0.096%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.096%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.048%) Google Compute Engine
13 1 (0.048%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.048%) Route 53
13 1 (0.048%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.048%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 374 (17.92%) DNS
2 325 (15.57%) SAN
3 320 (15.33%) TCP/IP
4 253 (12.12%) Firewall
5 224 (10.73%) DHCP
6 178 (8.53%) WAN
7 172 (8.24%) LAN
8 161 (7.71%) VPN
9 114 (5.46%) Internet
10 112 (5.37%) HTTP
11 77 (3.69%) LDAP
11 77 (3.69%) VoIP
12 67 (3.21%) VLAN
13 65 (3.11%) FTP
14 61 (2.92%) NAS
15 55 (2.64%) SSL
16 52 (2.49%) SSH
17 49 (2.35%) Network Security
18 46 (2.20%) Wireless
19 42 (2.01%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 275 (13.18%) SQL Server
2 185 (8.86%) MySQL
3 75 (3.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 62 (2.97%) SQL Server 2005
5 37 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
6 32 (1.53%) Relational Database
7 20 (0.96%) Oracle Database
8 18 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
8 18 (0.86%) MongoDB
9 17 (0.81%) RDBMS
10 15 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
11 14 (0.67%) Big Data
12 13 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
13 12 (0.57%) Hadoop
14 11 (0.53%) Redis
14 11 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 10 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
15 10 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
16 9 (0.43%) NoSQL
17 7 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 65 (3.11%) Rational DOORS
2 43 (2.06%) JIRA
3 40 (1.92%) Git (software)
4 37 (1.77%) Jenkins
5 35 (1.68%) Subversion
6 28 (1.34%) TeamCity
7 18 (0.86%) Selenium
8 14 (0.67%) WebDriver
8 14 (0.67%) SpecFlow
9 10 (0.48%) Maven
10 9 (0.43%) Rational Rhapsody
11 8 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (0.38%) Visual Studio
12 6 (0.29%) MSBuild
13 5 (0.24%) GCC
13 5 (0.24%) LLVM
13 5 (0.24%) Mercurial
13 5 (0.24%) Eclipse
14 4 (0.19%) Ant
14 4 (0.19%) Bugzilla
General
1 302 (14.47%) Finance
2 116 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 73 (3.50%) Aerospace
4 60 (2.87%) Electronics
5 44 (2.11%) Banking
6 35 (1.68%) Manufacturing
7 33 (1.58%) Marketing
8 29 (1.39%) Retail
9 27 (1.29%) Advertising
10 26 (1.25%) Automotive
11 22 (1.05%) Games
12 19 (0.91%) Military
12 19 (0.91%) Avionics
13 18 (0.86%) Publishing
14 14 (0.67%) Law
15 11 (0.53%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.53%) Back Office
16 10 (0.48%) French Language
17 9 (0.43%) Legal
18 8 (0.38%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (4.22%) .NET
2 73 (3.50%) Web Services
2 73 (3.50%) LAMP
3 43 (2.06%) ActiveMQ
3 43 (2.06%) XML
4 41 (1.96%) RabbitMQ
5 39 (1.87%) J2EE
5 39 (1.87%) ASP.NET
6 25 (1.20%) CSS
7 23 (1.10%) Middleware
8 19 (0.91%) HTML
8 19 (0.91%) .NET Framework
8 19 (0.91%) JSON
9 12 (0.57%) jQuery
10 11 (0.53%) WebSphere MQ
11 9 (0.43%) JMX
11 9 (0.43%) JSP
11 9 (0.43%) Memcached
12 8 (0.38%) Software Packaging
13 7 (0.34%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 107 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (4.41%) Computer Science
3 83 (3.98%) Clustering
4 72 (3.45%) Blackberry
5 61 (2.92%) Management Information System
6 59 (2.83%) Open Source
7 43 (2.06%) Hedge funds
8 40 (1.92%) Mathematics
9 37 (1.77%) Replication
9 37 (1.77%) Algorithms
10 29 (1.39%) Digital Media
11 26 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
11 26 (1.25%) Mobile App
12 23 (1.10%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 20 (0.96%) Thin Client
13 20 (0.96%) Fat Client
14 16 (0.77%) Physics
14 16 (0.77%) EqualLogic
14 16 (0.77%) STB
15 15 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1059 (50.74%) Windows
2 885 (42.41%) Linux
3 421 (20.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 358 (17.15%) UNIX
5 273 (13.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 178 (8.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 160 (7.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 112 (5.37%) Solaris
9 100 (4.79%) Windows 7
10 92 (4.41%) Ubuntu
11 81 (3.88%) CentOS
12 65 (3.11%) Debian
13 36 (1.72%) Windows XP
14 34 (1.63%) Windows 8
15 24 (1.15%) Android
16 18 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
17 14 (0.67%) HPUX
18 12 (0.57%) Mac OS X
19 11 (0.53%) SUSE
20 10 (0.48%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (14.85%) ITIL
2 162 (7.76%) DevOps
3 132 (6.32%) Project Management
4 130 (6.23%) Agile Software Development
5 122 (5.85%) Service Delivery
6 106 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 103 (4.94%) Capacity Planning
8 98 (4.70%) Load Balancing
9 95 (4.55%) E-Commerce
10 91 (4.36%) Incident Management
11 88 (4.22%) Software Engineering
12 84 (4.02%) Configuration Management
13 75 (3.59%) Mentoring
14 65 (3.11%) Migration
15 59 (2.83%) Validation
16 55 (2.64%) Change Management
17 45 (2.16%) Performance Tuning
18 44 (2.11%) Service Management
19 40 (1.92%) UML
19 40 (1.92%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 316 (15.14%) SQL
2 265 (12.70%) Java
3 236 (11.31%) Perl
4 201 (9.63%) Python
5 159 (7.62%) PowerShell
5 159 (7.62%) Bash Shell
6 123 (5.89%) C++
7 109 (5.22%) PHP
8 108 (5.17%) C
9 98 (4.70%) Ruby
10 71 (3.40%) Shell Script
11 61 (2.92%) C#
12 50 (2.40%) MATLAB
13 47 (2.25%) JavaScript
14 34 (1.63%) VBScript
15 28 (1.34%) VB
16 15 (0.72%) Scala
17 11 (0.53%) Korn
17 11 (0.53%) T-SQL
17 11 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 338 (16.20%) Degree
2 235 (11.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 142 (6.80%) Cisco Certification
4 139 (6.66%) MCSE
5 122 (5.85%) CCNA
6 117 (5.61%) Security Cleared
7 109 (5.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 94 (4.50%) MCSA
9 76 (3.64%) MCITP
10 56 (2.68%) SC Cleared
11 48 (2.30%) MCP
12 44 (2.11%) DV Cleared
13 42 (2.01%) CCNP
14 35 (1.68%) MCTS
15 31 (1.49%) Citrix Certification
16 23 (1.10%) RHCE
17 21 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
18 20 (0.96%) CCA
19 14 (0.67%) NCDA
19 14 (0.67%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (3.02%) SLA
2 48 (2.30%) QA
3 28 (1.34%) PCI DSS
4 13 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.43%) IEC 61508
6 8 (0.38%) JSP 440
7 7 (0.34%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.048%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
10 1 (0.048%) JTAG
System Software
1 542 (25.97%) Active Directory
2 439 (21.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 161 (7.71%) Hyper-V
4 114 (5.46%) XenApp
5 107 (5.13%) VMware ESX
6 98 (4.70%) vSphere
7 74 (3.55%) VMware ESXi
8 33 (1.58%) XenDesktop
9 32 (1.53%) Firmware
10 28 (1.34%) KVM
11 27 (1.29%) XenServer
12 24 (1.15%) MetaFrame
13 22 (1.05%) Xen
14 21 (1.01%) NFS
14 21 (1.01%) Postfix
15 20 (0.96%) VMware Server
16 15 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
16 15 (0.72%) Terminal Services
17 14 (0.67%) vCloud
18 13 (0.62%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 118 (5.65%) Puppet
2 102 (4.89%) SCCM
3 91 (4.36%) Nagios
4 74 (3.55%) Opscode Chef
5 57 (2.73%) SCOM
6 51 (2.44%) Backup Exec
7 42 (2.01%) WSUS
8 36 (1.72%) NetBackup
9 27 (1.29%) OpenView
10 25 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
11 20 (0.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 17 (0.81%) ZABBIX
12 17 (0.81%) Cacti
13 14 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
14 10 (0.48%) Ansible
15 9 (0.43%) Munin
16 7 (0.34%) Ganglia
16 7 (0.34%) Graylog2
16 7 (0.34%) HP SIM
17 6 (0.29%) Icinga
Vendors
1 786 (37.66%) VMware
2 580 (27.79%) Microsoft
3 333 (15.96%) Cisco
4 311 (14.90%) Citrix
5 208 (9.97%) Red Hat
6 173 (8.29%) HP
6 173 (8.29%) Oracle
7 143 (6.85%) NetApp
8 103 (4.94%) Dell
9 95 (4.55%) Symantec
10 70 (3.35%) EMC
11 66 (3.16%) JBoss
12 44 (2.11%) F5
13 41 (1.96%) IBM
14 34 (1.63%) Juniper
15 31 (1.49%) SAP
15 31 (1.49%) SolarWinds
16 25 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
17 23 (1.10%) Avaya
17 23 (1.10%) Sun
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Capita
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Esum
Salary: Unspecified £Excellent + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Capita
Posted: Yesterday
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