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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Engineer
Rank 317 302 299
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 1012 1076 1086
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.00% 1.01% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.05% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 803 866 891
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +8.10%

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
97345 102801 101131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.11% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 81678 85210 81441
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 9 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -9 941 £45,000 +7.14% 146
London -16 397 £52,500 +16.66% 44
South East -28 202 £47,500 +18.75% 33
South West +31 116 £40,000 +6.66% 17
East of England -21 67 £40,000 - 14
East Midlands +16 66 £35,000 -10.25% 10
City of London +9 52 £47,500 +5.55% 15
Yorkshire -1 50 £45,000 -5.26% 13
Surrey +15 48 £45,000 -2.70% 5
Hampshire -6 48 £47,500 +18.75% 9
Berkshire -31 44 £55,000 +32.53% 3
North West +38 41 £37,500 +7.14% 10
Gloucestershire +27 32 £36,750 -2.00% 5
West Yorkshire -19 32 £50,000 +3.09% 7
Leeds -10 31 £47,500 -5.00% 5
Cambridgeshire -15 31 £42,500 +6.25% 7
Scotland +15 29 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Derbyshire - 29 £32,909 - 3
Cambridge -13 27 £42,500 +6.25% 7
Nottinghamshire +19 26 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Nottingham +13 26 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Derby - 26 £32,909 - 2
Manchester +22 24 £37,500 +15.38%
Glasgow -5 22 £40,000 -1.23% 2
Dorset +9 21 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Bristol +3 18 £37,500 - 3
Oxfordshire -11 17 £45,000 +28.57% 7
Devon +6 16 £32,500 -4.41% 1
Buckinghamshire 0 16 £50,000 +18.34% 2
Somerset +4 15 £42,500 +18.05%

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 950 (45.35%) Windows
2 921 (43.96%) Linux
3 770 (36.75%) VMware
4 558 (26.63%) Windows Server
5 528 (25.20%) Microsoft
6 521 (24.87%) Active Directory
7 495 (23.63%) VMware Infrastructure
8 421 (20.10%) Python
9 386 (18.42%) Cisco
10 366 (17.47%) DNS
11 348 (16.61%) Windows Server 2008
12 340 (16.23%) Puppet
13 320 (15.27%) Firewall
14 315 (15.04%) DevOps
15 314 (14.99%) Finance
16 302 (14.42%) ITIL
16 302 (14.42%) Windows Server 2012
17 301 (14.37%) Unix
18 298 (14.22%) Perl
18 298 (14.22%) Degree
19 297 (14.18%) Red Hat
20 277 (13.22%) SQL
21 263 (12.55%) MS Exchange
22 261 (12.46%) SAN
23 255 (12.17%) Bash Shell
24 250 (11.93%) MS Excel
25 238 (11.36%) SQL Server
26 237 (11.31%) TCP/IP
27 234 (11.17%) Java
27 234 (11.17%) Data Centre

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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
1 263 (12.55%) MS Exchange
2 171 (8.16%) Apache
3 156 (7.45%) IIS
4 113 (5.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 99 (4.73%) SharePoint
6 87 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 81 (3.87%) Tomcat
8 38 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2007
9 36 (1.72%) OpenStack
10 35 (1.67%) Skype for Business
11 33 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
12 32 (1.53%) Confluence
13 29 (1.38%) JBoss
14 24 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
15 21 (1.00%) nginx
15 21 (1.00%) Node.js
16 18 (0.86%) CMS
17 16 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 13 (0.62%) Apache Spark
19 9 (0.43%) WebLogic
Applications
1 250 (11.93%) MS Excel
2 65 (3.10%) MS Office
3 12 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.29%) Acrobat
5 6 (0.29%) Simulink
6 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.095%) CATIA
7 2 (0.095%) Mathcad
8 1 (0.048%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.048%) OrCAD
8 1 (0.048%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
1 9 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (0.43%) SAP CRM
2 8 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.14%) SAP Business One
4 3 (0.14%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.095%) Cognos Planning
5 2 (0.095%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.095%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.048%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.048%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.048%) Maximo
6 1 (0.048%) MFGPRO
6 1 (0.048%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.048%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 232 (11.07%) Amazon AWS
2 82 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (3.05%) Office 365
4 44 (2.10%) SaaS
5 40 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
6 38 (1.81%) Amazon S3
7 27 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
8 25 (1.19%) PaaS
9 21 (1.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 20 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 18 (0.86%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 17 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
13 15 (0.72%) IaaS
14 12 (0.57%) Joyent
15 9 (0.43%) Google App Engine
16 3 (0.14%) Amazon Glacier
16 3 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
16 3 (0.14%) Mimecast
17 2 (0.095%) Google Apps
17 2 (0.095%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 366 (17.47%) DNS
2 320 (15.27%) Firewall
3 261 (12.46%) SAN
4 237 (11.31%) TCP/IP
5 186 (8.88%) WAN
6 184 (8.78%) LAN
7 142 (6.78%) VPN
8 130 (6.21%) DHCP
9 110 (5.25%) Internet
10 91 (4.34%) VoIP
11 88 (4.20%) VLAN
12 65 (3.10%) SSL
13 61 (2.91%) HTTP
14 58 (2.77%) Wireless
15 55 (2.63%) LDAP
16 52 (2.48%) iSCSI
17 50 (2.39%) BGP
17 50 (2.39%) NAS
18 43 (2.05%) SMTP
19 37 (1.77%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 158 (7.54%) MySQL
3 77 (3.68%) Big Data
4 53 (2.53%) Redis
5 51 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
6 36 (1.72%) Hadoop
7 34 (1.62%) NoSQL
8 31 (1.48%) MongoDB
9 30 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
10 24 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
11 22 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
12 19 (0.91%) Riak
13 18 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
14 17 (0.81%) Relational Database
15 14 (0.67%) Couchbase
16 13 (0.62%) GIS
16 13 (0.62%) RDBMS
17 12 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
17 12 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
17 12 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 127 (6.06%) Jenkins
2 104 (4.96%) Git (software)
3 73 (3.48%) Rational DOORS
4 70 (3.34%) JIRA
5 43 (2.05%) TeamCity
6 23 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 20 (0.95%) Vagrant
8 19 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
9 18 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (0.81%) Selenium
10 17 (0.81%) Subversion
11 13 (0.62%) Visual Studio
12 11 (0.53%) Maven
13 8 (0.38%) Robot Framework
14 7 (0.33%) Ant
14 7 (0.33%) LabVIEW
14 7 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
15 6 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 5 (0.24%) Rational Rhapsody
16 5 (0.24%) SonarQube
General
1 314 (14.99%) Finance
2 121 (5.78%) Telecoms
3 77 (3.68%) Banking
4 61 (2.91%) Electronics
5 37 (1.77%) Games
6 36 (1.72%) Legal
7 34 (1.62%) Aerospace
7 34 (1.62%) Manufacturing
8 33 (1.58%) Military
9 30 (1.43%) Marketing
10 26 (1.24%) Back Office
10 26 (1.24%) Law
11 23 (1.10%) Publishing
11 23 (1.10%) Retail
12 12 (0.57%) Avionics
12 12 (0.57%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.43%) Advertising
13 9 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.38%) Automotive
14 8 (0.38%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (5.30%) .NET
2 76 (3.63%) LAMP
3 73 (3.48%) Web Services
4 60 (2.86%) XML
5 51 (2.43%) CSS
6 45 (2.15%) RabbitMQ
7 42 (2.00%) JSON
8 37 (1.77%) HTML
9 31 (1.48%) LAPP Stack
10 29 (1.38%) ASP.NET
11 26 (1.24%) FIX Protocol
12 25 (1.19%) Middleware
12 25 (1.19%) SOAP
13 22 (1.05%) ActiveMQ
14 17 (0.81%) jQuery
15 16 (0.76%) JMS
16 15 (0.72%) HTML5
17 14 (0.67%) .NET Framework
17 14 (0.67%) Ajax
18 13 (0.62%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 234 (11.17%) Data Centre
2 155 (7.40%) Computer Science
3 128 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
4 87 (4.15%) Management Information System
5 72 (3.44%) Clustering
6 53 (2.53%) Replication
7 43 (2.05%) EMC VNX
7 43 (2.05%) Physics
8 38 (1.81%) Driving Licence
8 38 (1.81%) Enterprise Storage
9 32 (1.53%) Hedge funds
10 30 (1.43%) Mathematics
11 27 (1.29%) EqualLogic
12 26 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
13 24 (1.15%) PKI
14 23 (1.10%) Private Cloud
15 22 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
16 16 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
16 16 (0.76%) SCADA
17 14 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 950 (45.35%) Windows
2 921 (43.96%) Linux
3 558 (26.63%) Windows Server
4 348 (16.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 302 (14.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 301 (14.37%) Unix
7 229 (10.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 125 (5.97%) Windows 7
9 121 (5.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 116 (5.54%) CentOS
11 63 (3.01%) Solaris
11 63 (3.01%) Ubuntu
12 47 (2.24%) Debian
13 43 (2.05%) Windows 8
14 32 (1.53%) AIX
15 24 (1.15%) Android
15 24 (1.15%) Windows XP
16 15 (0.72%) Mac OS X
16 15 (0.72%) SUSE
16 15 (0.72%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (15.04%) DevOps
2 302 (14.42%) ITIL
3 195 (9.31%) Configuration Management
4 177 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
5 174 (8.31%) High Availability
6 134 (6.40%) Continuous Integration
7 129 (6.16%) Software Engineering
8 113 (5.39%) Load Balancing
8 113 (5.39%) Project Management
9 111 (5.30%) Migration
10 104 (4.96%) Disaster Recovery
11 95 (4.53%) Validation
12 83 (3.96%) Incident Management
13 74 (3.53%) Mentoring
13 74 (3.53%) Service Management
14 70 (3.34%) Open Source
15 68 (3.25%) UML
16 66 (3.15%) E-Commerce
16 66 (3.15%) Problem Management
17 62 (2.96%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 421 (20.10%) Python
2 298 (14.22%) Perl
3 277 (13.22%) SQL
4 255 (12.17%) Bash Shell
5 234 (11.17%) Java
6 160 (7.64%) Ruby
7 149 (7.11%) PowerShell
8 140 (6.68%) C
9 125 (5.97%) PHP
10 100 (4.77%) C#
11 86 (4.11%) C++
12 72 (3.44%) JavaScript
13 68 (3.25%) Shell Script
14 26 (1.24%) Scala
15 16 (0.76%) VBScript
16 14 (0.67%) MATLAB
17 12 (0.57%) Korn
18 11 (0.53%) VB
19 10 (0.48%) VB.NET
20 8 (0.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 298 (14.22%) Degree
2 184 (8.78%) Security Cleared
3 152 (7.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 127 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
5 116 (5.54%) SC Cleared
6 97 (4.63%) MCSE
7 80 (3.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 75 (3.58%) CCNA
9 72 (3.44%) CCNP
10 59 (2.82%) MCSA
11 58 (2.77%) MCITP
12 53 (2.53%) DV Cleared
13 47 (2.24%) MCP
14 31 (1.48%) Citrix Certification
15 25 (1.19%) CCA
15 25 (1.19%) RHCE
16 22 (1.05%) RHCSA
17 21 (1.00%) CCIE
17 21 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
18 19 (0.91%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (3.01%) SLA
2 62 (2.96%) QA
3 23 (1.10%) PCI DSS
4 22 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (0.76%) JSP 440
6 10 (0.48%) Def Stans
6 10 (0.48%) ISO22301
7 8 (0.38%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.33%) SAS 70
9 6 (0.29%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.24%) AIFMD
10 5 (0.24%) GPG13
11 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.095%) COBIT
12 2 (0.095%) DO-254
13 1 (0.048%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.048%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.048%) ISO26262
System Software
1 521 (24.87%) Active Directory
2 495 (23.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 189 (9.02%) Hyper-V
4 154 (7.35%) vSphere
5 84 (4.01%) VMware ESX
6 82 (3.91%) Docker
7 81 (3.87%) XenApp
8 59 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
9 54 (2.58%) NFS
10 45 (2.15%) Xen
11 31 (1.48%) Firmware
12 29 (1.38%) iptables
13 26 (1.24%) KVM
14 22 (1.05%) Terminal Services
15 20 (0.95%) VirtualBox
16 19 (0.91%) LXC
16 19 (0.91%) XenServer
17 14 (0.67%) XenDesktop
18 13 (0.62%) Postfix
19 12 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 340 (16.23%) Puppet
2 231 (11.03%) Opscode Chef
3 143 (6.83%) Ansible
4 136 (6.49%) SCCM
5 112 (5.35%) Nagios
6 90 (4.30%) SCOM
7 76 (3.63%) Salt
8 45 (2.15%) CFEngine
9 43 (2.05%) Graphite
10 41 (1.96%) ZABBIX
11 24 (1.15%) NetBackup
11 24 (1.15%) WSUS
12 23 (1.10%) Red Hat Satellite
13 22 (1.05%) vMotion
14 21 (1.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 20 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
16 19 (0.91%) Cisco UCCX
17 17 (0.81%) Cacti
18 16 (0.76%) Backup Exec
19 15 (0.72%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 770 (36.75%) VMware
2 528 (25.20%) Microsoft
3 386 (18.42%) Cisco
4 297 (14.18%) Red Hat
5 219 (10.45%) Citrix
6 151 (7.21%) HP
7 146 (6.97%) EMC
8 129 (6.16%) Oracle
9 116 (5.54%) NetApp
10 97 (4.63%) Dell
11 86 (4.11%) IBM
12 60 (2.86%) Juniper
13 58 (2.77%) CheckPoint
14 40 (1.91%) F5
15 38 (1.81%) Splunk
16 37 (1.77%) Veeam
17 35 (1.67%) Google
18 34 (1.62%) Apple
18 34 (1.62%) Palo Alto
18 34 (1.62%) Symantec
North
QVC
Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Surrey
Strategic Imperatives
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Guernsey, Channel Isles
Logix Resourcing
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Datasource Computer Employment
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Netsource Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Bromley, Kent
CF Appointments
Salary: £38,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Farnham, Surrey
Corriculo
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £45000 - £57000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Squire Patton Boggs
Salary: Up to £38,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Talent Spa
Salary: up to £60k basic salary
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Raytheon
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Fantastic Beneifts
Posted: Yesterday
Suffolk
Oscar
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Private Health, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + 10% pension + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £47000 - £54000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago