The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Systems Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Engineer
Rank 298 300 314
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 940 1082 1089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.02% 1.02% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 1.05% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 777 872 848
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.89%

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
88523 102635 109401
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.54% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 73515 85553 90526
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,400 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Systems Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Systems Engineer in the job title.

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 6 December 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 6 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +7 894 £47,500 +5.55% 103
London +4 299 £55,000 +6.28% 36
South East +27 238 £47,250 +11.17% 31
South West -2 106 £40,000 +6.66% 8
East of England +41 94 £47,500 +5.55% 7
Hampshire +41 85 £47,500 +15.85% 11
Gloucestershire 0 59 £42,500 +7.59% 3
North West -13 59 £35,000 -22.22% 5
Surrey +4 51 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Yorkshire +15 50 £42,500 -15.00% 4
Fareham +38 42 £45,000 -1.63% 5
City of London -5 35 £67,500 +50.00% 6
East Midlands -3 34 £37,500 +1.35% 9
West Yorkshire +19 33 £40,000 -20.00% 4
Berkshire +29 32 £55,000 +4.76% 3
Manchester -6 31 £35,000 -17.64% 5
Leeds +8 29 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Hertfordshire +11 28 £56,250 +2.27% 1
Cambridgeshire +17 27 £46,900 +4.22% 5
West Midlands -10 25 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Cambridge +21 24 £46,900 -1.26% 3
Essex +25 21 £45,000 +12.50%
Gloucester +5 21 £37,500 -21.05% 1
Oxfordshire +16 20 £38,250 -12.48% 8
Merseyside 0 19 £41,674 -6.35%
Liverpool -11 19 £41,674 -5.44%
Kent +5 17 £37,000 -7.50% 2
Basingstoke +1 17 £90,000 +80.00% 1
Reading +17 16 £58,750 +17.50% 1
West Sussex +30 15 £40,000 +45.45%

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, Systems Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 958 (49.71%) Linux
2 877 (45.51%) Windows
3 609 (31.60%) VMware
4 498 (25.84%) Windows Server
5 472 (24.49%) Microsoft
5 472 (24.49%) Active Directory
6 405 (21.02%) Python
7 374 (19.41%) VMware Infrastructure
8 347 (18.01%) Puppet
9 342 (17.75%) DevOps
10 337 (17.49%) Unix
11 310 (16.09%) ITIL
12 304 (15.78%) Bash Shell
13 295 (15.31%) Amazon AWS
14 287 (14.89%) Red Hat
15 285 (14.79%) Cisco
16 280 (14.53%) PowerShell
17 277 (14.37%) Windows Server 2012
18 275 (14.27%) Degree
18 275 (14.27%) DNS
19 274 (14.22%) SQL
20 268 (13.91%) Firewall
21 257 (13.34%) Opscode Chef
22 251 (13.03%) Windows Server 2008
23 234 (12.14%) Finance
24 229 (11.88%) Perl
25 220 (11.42%) Agile Software Development
26 218 (11.31%) Security Cleared
27 217 (11.26%) Data Centre
28 211 (10.95%) Hyper-V

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 205 (10.64%) Apache
2 184 (9.55%) MS Exchange
3 133 (6.90%) IIS
4 119 (6.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 76 (3.94%) nginx
6 72 (3.74%) Tomcat
7 71 (3.68%) SharePoint
8 60 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2013
9 45 (2.34%) Skype for Business
10 44 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2007
11 39 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
12 38 (1.97%) OpenStack
13 26 (1.35%) JBoss
14 20 (1.04%) Confluence
15 17 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 15 (0.78%) Drupal
17 14 (0.73%) WebLogic
18 13 (0.67%) CMS
19 12 (0.62%) Eucalyptus
20 11 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 165 (8.56%) MS Excel
2 86 (4.46%) MS Office
3 9 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.36%) Simulink
6 6 (0.31%) GNU Octave
7 5 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.26%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.26%) SOLIDWORKS
8 4 (0.21%) S-PLUS
9 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.052%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.052%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (0.52%) Magento
2 9 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.26%) LabWindows
5 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
6 3 (0.16%) assyst
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.052%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.052%) Postilion
7 1 (0.052%) Toggl
7 1 (0.052%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 295 (15.31%) Amazon AWS
2 137 (7.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 132 (6.85%) Office 365
4 71 (3.68%) SaaS
5 41 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
6 38 (1.97%) IaaS
7 35 (1.82%) PaaS
8 26 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
9 24 (1.25%) OpenShift
10 21 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
11 17 (0.88%) Amazon S3
11 17 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
12 15 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 12 (0.62%) GitHub
14 11 (0.57%) Mimecast
15 6 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
15 6 (0.31%) G Suite
16 5 (0.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 4 (0.21%) IBM Cloud
17 4 (0.21%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 275 (14.27%) DNS
2 268 (13.91%) Firewall
3 202 (10.48%) TCP/IP
4 174 (9.03%) SAN
5 162 (8.41%) DHCP
6 116 (6.02%) WAN
7 114 (5.92%) LAN
7 114 (5.92%) VPN
8 92 (4.77%) SSL
9 89 (4.62%) Internet
10 70 (3.63%) VLAN
11 60 (3.11%) VoIP
12 58 (3.01%) LDAP
13 57 (2.96%) Network Security
14 56 (2.91%) Wireless
15 54 (2.80%) HTTP
16 40 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
17 39 (2.02%) NAS
18 32 (1.66%) BGP
18 32 (1.66%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (10.02%) MySQL
2 171 (8.87%) SQL Server
3 53 (2.75%) Relational Database
4 41 (2.13%) Hadoop
5 40 (2.08%) Big Data
6 36 (1.87%) Redis
7 33 (1.71%) MongoDB
7 33 (1.71%) NoSQL
8 29 (1.50%) Oracle Database
9 22 (1.14%) GIS
10 19 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
13 11 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (0.52%) RDBMS
14 10 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
15 9 (0.47%) InterSystems Cache
16 8 (0.42%) Aerospike
16 8 (0.42%) Couchbase
16 8 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 147 (7.63%) Jenkins
2 119 (6.18%) Git (software)
3 79 (4.10%) Rational DOORS
4 77 (4.00%) JIRA
5 60 (3.11%) Subversion
6 46 (2.39%) TeamCity
7 23 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 16 (0.83%) git-flow
9 14 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (0.62%) Vagrant
11 8 (0.42%) CppUnit
12 7 (0.36%) Ant
12 7 (0.36%) Maven
13 6 (0.31%) CircleCI
14 5 (0.26%) Bitbucket
14 5 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
14 5 (0.26%) Rational Rhapsody
14 5 (0.26%) Visual Studio
15 4 (0.21%) Buildbot
16 3 (0.16%) Travis CI
General
1 234 (12.14%) Finance
2 94 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 56 (2.91%) Electronics
4 54 (2.80%) Aerospace
4 54 (2.80%) Banking
5 53 (2.75%) Manufacturing
6 35 (1.82%) Games
7 34 (1.76%) Marketing
8 32 (1.66%) Retail
9 29 (1.50%) Back Office
10 27 (1.40%) Law
11 25 (1.30%) French Language
12 21 (1.09%) Automotive
13 18 (0.93%) Military
13 18 (0.93%) Publishing
14 16 (0.83%) Investment Banking
15 14 (0.73%) Advertising
16 13 (0.67%) Billing
17 12 (0.62%) Legal
18 11 (0.57%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (6.23%) Web Services
2 105 (5.45%) LAMP
3 54 (2.80%) LEMP Stack
4 47 (2.44%) .NET
5 41 (2.13%) XML
6 30 (1.56%) SOAP
7 29 (1.50%) HTML
7 29 (1.50%) JSON
8 27 (1.40%) Java EE
9 22 (1.14%) Node.js
10 19 (0.99%) ActiveMQ
10 19 (0.99%) CSS
11 18 (0.93%) Sensu
12 17 (0.88%) Middleware
12 17 (0.88%) STL
13 14 (0.73%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 14 (0.73%) J2EE
13 14 (0.73%) OpenCL
13 14 (0.73%) RabbitMQ
13 14 (0.73%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 217 (11.26%) Data Centre
2 130 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
3 121 (6.28%) Computer Science
4 111 (5.76%) Management Information System
5 44 (2.28%) Hedge funds
6 41 (2.13%) Driving Licence
7 34 (1.76%) Visualisation
8 32 (1.66%) Clustering
9 30 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
9 30 (1.56%) Fintech
10 28 (1.45%) PKI
11 27 (1.40%) Blackberry
12 24 (1.25%) Mathematics
13 22 (1.14%) iPad
14 17 (0.88%) Client/Server
15 16 (0.83%) EMC VNX
15 16 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
16 15 (0.78%) Physics
17 14 (0.73%) Health Informatics
17 14 (0.73%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 958 (49.71%) Linux
2 877 (45.51%) Windows
3 498 (25.84%) Windows Server
4 337 (17.49%) Unix
5 277 (14.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 251 (13.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 169 (8.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 124 (6.43%) CentOS
9 110 (5.71%) Ubuntu
10 97 (5.03%) Windows 7
11 82 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
12 65 (3.37%) Debian
13 52 (2.70%) Solaris
14 40 (2.08%) Windows 10
15 39 (2.02%) Mac OS X
16 37 (1.92%) AIX
17 36 (1.87%) Fedora
18 30 (1.56%) Windows 8
19 26 (1.35%) Android
20 16 (0.83%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 342 (17.75%) DevOps
2 310 (16.09%) ITIL
3 220 (11.42%) Agile Software Development
4 184 (9.55%) Configuration Management
5 139 (7.21%) High Availability
6 131 (6.80%) Continuous Integration
7 104 (5.40%) Validation
8 92 (4.77%) Software Engineering
9 86 (4.46%) Presales
10 80 (4.15%) Mentoring
10 80 (4.15%) Project Management
11 74 (3.84%) Disaster Recovery
12 68 (3.53%) Open Source
12 68 (3.53%) UML
13 67 (3.48%) Service Management
14 66 (3.43%) Load Balancing
15 65 (3.37%) Requirements Management
16 60 (3.11%) Capacity Planning
17 58 (3.01%) Performance Tuning
18 54 (2.80%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 405 (21.02%) Python
2 304 (15.78%) Bash Shell
3 280 (14.53%) PowerShell
4 274 (14.22%) SQL
5 229 (11.88%) Perl
6 195 (10.12%) Java
7 170 (8.82%) C
8 149 (7.73%) Ruby
9 144 (7.47%) C++
10 118 (6.12%) PHP
11 55 (2.85%) C#
12 51 (2.65%) JavaScript
12 51 (2.65%) Shell Script
13 30 (1.56%) Korn
14 22 (1.14%) Go
15 20 (1.04%) Bourne shell
16 18 (0.93%) MATLAB
16 18 (0.93%) Scala
17 16 (0.83%) Objective-C
17 16 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 275 (14.27%) Degree
2 218 (11.31%) Security Cleared
3 153 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 114 (5.92%) Cisco Certification
5 112 (5.81%) SC Cleared
6 104 (5.40%) DV Cleared
7 97 (5.03%) MCSE
8 91 (4.72%) CCNA
9 85 (4.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 48 (2.49%) RHCE
11 46 (2.39%) MCSA
12 39 (2.02%) RHCSA
13 37 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
14 36 (1.87%) CCNP
15 26 (1.35%) MCP
16 22 (1.14%) CCIE
17 20 (1.04%) HNC
17 20 (1.04%) MCITP
18 16 (0.83%) CompTIA Security+
18 16 (0.83%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (1.97%) SLA
2 37 (1.92%) QA
3 36 (1.87%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 14 (0.73%) HIPAA
6 12 (0.62%) DICOM
6 12 (0.62%) HL7
6 12 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.52%) DO-178B
8 7 (0.36%) MISRA
9 5 (0.26%) GAMP
10 4 (0.21%) ARP4754
10 4 (0.21%) ISO 9000
11 3 (0.16%) DO-254
11 3 (0.16%) ISO 9002
11 3 (0.16%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.10%) ISO26262
13 1 (0.052%) GMP
13 1 (0.052%) MISRA C
System Software
1 472 (24.49%) Active Directory
2 374 (19.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 211 (10.95%) Hyper-V
4 107 (5.55%) Docker
5 98 (5.09%) vSphere
6 63 (3.27%) VMware ESXi
7 59 (3.06%) VMware ESX
8 57 (2.96%) XenApp
9 35 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
10 31 (1.61%) Firmware
10 31 (1.61%) NFS
11 30 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
12 29 (1.50%) KVM
13 25 (1.30%) Postfix
13 25 (1.30%) Varnish
14 23 (1.19%) Sendmail
15 22 (1.14%) Snort
16 20 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
17 18 (0.93%) Xen
18 17 (0.88%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 347 (18.01%) Puppet
2 257 (13.34%) Opscode Chef
3 193 (10.02%) Ansible
4 108 (5.60%) SCCM
5 76 (3.94%) Nagios
6 68 (3.53%) SCOM
7 48 (2.49%) WSUS
8 36 (1.87%) Salt
9 23 (1.19%) CFEngine
10 22 (1.14%) Kibana
11 21 (1.09%) Cacti
11 21 (1.09%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 21 (1.09%) Rundeck
12 19 (0.99%) Graphite
13 17 (0.88%) ZABBIX
14 16 (0.83%) Failover Clustering
14 16 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
14 16 (0.83%) OpenView
15 15 (0.78%) WMI
16 14 (0.73%) MOM
Vendors
1 609 (31.60%) VMware
2 472 (24.49%) Microsoft
3 287 (14.89%) Red Hat
4 285 (14.79%) Cisco
5 126 (6.54%) Citrix
6 111 (5.76%) HP
7 105 (5.45%) Oracle
8 70 (3.63%) EMC
9 68 (3.53%) NetApp
10 53 (2.75%) F5
11 48 (2.49%) Splunk
12 47 (2.44%) IBM
13 45 (2.34%) Dell
14 42 (2.18%) Atlassian
15 38 (1.97%) Google
16 35 (1.82%) Intel
17 31 (1.61%) CheckPoint
18 30 (1.56%) Juniper
19 29 (1.50%) Intel Security
19 29 (1.50%) SolarWinds
Wiltshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £32k - 40k per year + Bonus, Holidays, Pension, Discounts, Life Assura
Posted: 37 minutes ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 53 minutes ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + £5,000 On-Call
Posted: 23 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + 10% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Salary: Pensions, Healthcare, Bonus, etc.
Posted: 44 minutes ago
London
VIT
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum depending on experience + on-call allowance
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leicestershire
Premier IT
Salary: £48000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + generous benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Salt
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 70,000 - 100,000 + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £110,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £48000 - £54000 per annum + Private Health, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + training programme
Posted: 22 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Computer People
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000-£55,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
ComputAppoint
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Health
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hereford, Herefordshire
Oscar
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000-£55,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £36000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 35k plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago