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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Engineer
Rank 321 323 295
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 1024 1074 1223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.99% 0.97% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 1.00% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 851 863 991
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,452
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £28,650
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £60,000 £55,350
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%

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
99560 107062 114531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.23% 96.48% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 83662 87327 92673
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 28 April 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 28 April 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
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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 +2 973 £45,000 +5.88% 109
London -24 372 £52,500 +5.00% 42
South East +25 258 £46,750 +16.87% 29
South West +43 122 £42,500 +18.05% 7
East of England +9 77 £28,750 -23.07% 11
Yorkshire +14 61 £37,500 +5.15% 3
City of London +46 58 £52,500 +15.38% 11
Berkshire +22 53 £50,000 +13.63% 5
Hampshire -5 53 £42,500 +18.88% 6
West Yorkshire +13 47 £37,500 -16.66%
Surrey +18 44 £50,000 +31.57% 7
East Midlands +3 44 £39,690 -0.77% 3
East Sussex +42 40 £37,500 -16.66% 2
Leeds -1 35 £40,000 -13.51%
Cambridgeshire +13 33 £45,000 -20.00% 8
Dorset +29 32 £47,500 +26.66% 1
Brighton +33 31 £35,000 +14.75% 1
Cambridge +18 30 £47,500 -17.39% 8
Hertfordshire +28 27 £26,500 -26.38% 2
Gloucestershire +16 26 £53,500 +25.88% 3
Essex +13 26 £26,500 -26.64%
Reading +3 24 £50,000 +13.63% 2
Oxfordshire -12 24 £37,500 +2.04% 5
Buckinghamshire +23 21 £47,500 +11.76% 2
North West +14 20 £37,500 -11.76% 5
Bristol 0 20 £43,750 +16.66% 2
Nottinghamshire +5 18 £37,500 -6.25%
Nottingham +13 17 £37,500 +15.38%
Poole - 17 £47,500 - 1
Cornwall - 16 £37,500 - 1

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 915 (44.70%) Linux
2 889 (43.43%) Windows
3 718 (35.08%) VMware
4 551 (26.92%) Windows Server
5 543 (26.53%) Active Directory
6 511 (24.96%) Microsoft
7 435 (21.25%) VMware Infrastructure
8 407 (19.88%) Python
9 379 (18.51%) Cisco
10 359 (17.54%) Puppet
11 344 (16.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 327 (15.97%) DNS
13 315 (15.39%) Firewall
14 313 (15.29%) DevOps
15 307 (15.00%) ITIL
16 303 (14.80%) Windows Server 2012
17 294 (14.36%) Finance
18 293 (14.31%) SAN
19 274 (13.39%) MS Excel
20 267 (13.04%) SQL
21 265 (12.95%) Red Hat
22 263 (12.85%) Opscode Chef
23 262 (12.80%) MS Exchange
24 257 (12.55%) Degree
25 254 (12.41%) Perl
26 253 (12.36%) Unix
27 240 (11.72%) Bash Shell
28 235 (11.48%) Amazon AWS
29 228 (11.14%) SQL Server
30 224 (10.94%) Configuration Management

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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
1 262 (12.80%) MS Exchange
2 146 (7.13%) Apache
3 136 (6.64%) IIS
4 132 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 110 (5.37%) SharePoint
6 106 (5.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 74 (3.62%) Tomcat
8 51 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2007
9 39 (1.91%) Confluence
10 34 (1.66%) OpenStack
10 34 (1.66%) Skype for Business
11 32 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
12 31 (1.51%) JBoss
13 28 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
14 25 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 18 (0.88%) Node.js
16 17 (0.83%) WebLogic
17 13 (0.64%) Apache Spark
17 13 (0.64%) nginx
18 12 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 274 (13.39%) MS Excel
2 99 (4.84%) MS Office
3 13 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.29%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.20%) Simulink
7 3 (0.15%) HipChat
8 2 (0.098%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.098%) Mathcad
8 2 (0.098%) MS Project
9 1 (0.049%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.049%) OrCAD
9 1 (0.049%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.39%) SAP CRM
4 8 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.098%) Cognos Planning
5 2 (0.098%) Maximo
5 2 (0.098%) MetaTrader
5 2 (0.098%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.098%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.098%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.098%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.049%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.049%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.049%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.049%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 235 (11.48%) Amazon AWS
2 88 (4.30%) Office 365
3 87 (4.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 35 (1.71%) Amazon S3
5 26 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
6 24 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
6 24 (1.17%) SaaS
7 20 (0.98%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 20 (0.98%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 16 (0.78%) PaaS
9 15 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 13 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
11 10 (0.49%) IaaS
12 5 (0.24%) GitHub
13 4 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.20%) Google Apps
14 3 (0.15%) Amazon Glacier
14 3 (0.15%) Mimecast
15 2 (0.098%) Joyent
16 1 (0.049%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 327 (15.97%) DNS
2 315 (15.39%) Firewall
3 293 (14.31%) SAN
4 198 (9.67%) TCP/IP
5 188 (9.18%) WAN
6 165 (8.06%) LAN
7 158 (7.72%) VPN
8 142 (6.94%) DHCP
9 121 (5.91%) VLAN
10 81 (3.96%) Internet
11 71 (3.47%) Wireless
12 62 (3.03%) VoIP
13 56 (2.74%) Network Security
14 54 (2.64%) LDAP
14 54 (2.64%) NAS
15 48 (2.34%) SSL
16 47 (2.30%) iSCSI
17 42 (2.05%) Cisco Nexus
17 42 (2.05%) SMTP
18 40 (1.95%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (11.14%) SQL Server
2 127 (6.20%) MySQL
3 61 (2.98%) Big Data
4 47 (2.30%) Hadoop
5 39 (1.91%) NoSQL
5 39 (1.91%) Redis
6 36 (1.76%) MongoDB
7 32 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
8 27 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
9 25 (1.22%) GIS
10 23 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
11 20 (0.98%) Relational Database
12 15 (0.73%) Couchbase
13 14 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
14 12 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
15 11 (0.54%) Riak
16 9 (0.44%) CouchDB
16 9 (0.44%) Oracle Database
16 9 (0.44%) SimpleDB
17 8 (0.39%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 146 (7.13%) Jenkins
2 96 (4.69%) Git (software)
3 81 (3.96%) JIRA
4 56 (2.74%) Rational DOORS
5 53 (2.59%) TeamCity
6 25 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 23 (1.12%) Vagrant
8 21 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
9 18 (0.88%) Subversion
10 16 (0.78%) Maven
11 15 (0.73%) Selenium
11 15 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (0.44%) SonarQube
13 8 (0.39%) Rational Rhapsody
13 8 (0.39%) Robot Framework
14 7 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
15 6 (0.29%) Ant
15 6 (0.29%) Visual Studio
16 5 (0.24%) CMake
17 4 (0.20%) Bitbucket
General
1 294 (14.36%) Finance
2 108 (5.28%) Telecoms
3 83 (4.05%) Banking
4 68 (3.32%) Electronics
5 44 (2.15%) Law
5 44 (2.15%) Marketing
6 40 (1.95%) Manufacturing
7 36 (1.76%) Aerospace
8 29 (1.42%) Games
9 27 (1.32%) Retail
10 23 (1.12%) Publishing
11 21 (1.03%) Back Office
12 20 (0.98%) Military
13 19 (0.93%) Automotive
14 16 (0.78%) Legal
15 15 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
16 14 (0.68%) Advertising
17 8 (0.39%) Avionics
17 8 (0.39%) Investment Banking
18 7 (0.34%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (4.15%) Web Services
2 74 (3.62%) .NET
3 66 (3.22%) LAMP
4 36 (1.76%) XML
5 34 (1.66%) CSS
6 30 (1.47%) JSON
7 27 (1.32%) RabbitMQ
8 22 (1.07%) HTML
8 22 (1.07%) Middleware
9 21 (1.03%) MAPI
10 18 (0.88%) ActiveMQ
11 12 (0.59%) ASP.NET
11 12 (0.59%) LAPP Stack
12 10 (0.49%) AngularJS
12 10 (0.49%) jQuery
12 10 (0.49%) Kafka
13 9 (0.44%) .NET Framework
14 8 (0.39%) Java EE
15 7 (0.34%) HTML5
15 7 (0.34%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 207 (10.11%) Data Centre
2 155 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
3 136 (6.64%) Computer Science
4 77 (3.76%) Management Information System
5 64 (3.13%) EMC VNX
6 61 (2.98%) Replication
7 60 (2.93%) Clustering
8 53 (2.59%) Driving Licence
9 46 (2.25%) PKI
10 42 (2.05%) EqualLogic
11 41 (2.00%) Physics
12 35 (1.71%) Blackberry
13 25 (1.22%) Enterprise Storage
14 24 (1.17%) Embedded Systems
15 23 (1.12%) Mathematics
16 22 (1.07%) iPhone
16 22 (1.07%) NHS
17 21 (1.03%) Hedge funds
17 21 (1.03%) PDA
18 19 (0.93%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 915 (44.70%) Linux
2 889 (43.43%) Windows
3 551 (26.92%) Windows Server
4 344 (16.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 303 (14.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 253 (12.36%) Unix
7 193 (9.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 166 (8.11%) Windows 7
9 132 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 104 (5.08%) CentOS
11 64 (3.13%) Windows 8
12 63 (3.08%) Solaris
13 55 (2.69%) Ubuntu
14 53 (2.59%) Android
15 45 (2.20%) Windows 10
16 36 (1.76%) Debian
17 33 (1.61%) Windows XP
18 24 (1.17%) Mac OS X
18 24 (1.17%) Windows Vista
19 23 (1.12%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (15.29%) DevOps
2 307 (15.00%) ITIL
3 224 (10.94%) Configuration Management
4 172 (8.40%) Agile Software Development
5 171 (8.35%) Continuous Integration
6 165 (8.06%) High Availability
7 130 (6.35%) Software Engineering
8 120 (5.86%) Validation
9 111 (5.42%) Migration
10 88 (4.30%) Disaster Recovery
11 87 (4.25%) Service Management
12 86 (4.20%) Open Source
13 83 (4.05%) Project Management
14 80 (3.91%) UML
15 75 (3.66%) Load Balancing
16 74 (3.62%) Service Delivery
17 72 (3.52%) Continuous Improvement
18 67 (3.27%) E-Commerce
19 64 (3.13%) Mentoring
20 62 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 407 (19.88%) Python
2 267 (13.04%) SQL
3 254 (12.41%) Perl
4 240 (11.72%) Bash Shell
5 212 (10.36%) Java
6 171 (8.35%) Ruby
7 148 (7.23%) C
8 136 (6.64%) PowerShell
9 104 (5.08%) C++
10 102 (4.98%) PHP
11 65 (3.18%) C#
12 48 (2.34%) Shell Script
13 42 (2.05%) JavaScript
14 32 (1.56%) Korn
15 19 (0.93%) VB
16 15 (0.73%) Scala
17 13 (0.64%) MATLAB
18 12 (0.59%) Bourne shell
19 8 (0.39%) Go
20 7 (0.34%) R
Qualifications
1 257 (12.55%) Degree
2 184 (8.99%) Security Cleared
3 142 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 126 (6.16%) Cisco Certification
5 108 (5.28%) SC Cleared
6 90 (4.40%) MCSE
7 84 (4.10%) CCNP
8 76 (3.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 73 (3.57%) CCNA
10 58 (2.83%) DV Cleared
11 43 (2.10%) MCITP
12 38 (1.86%) MCSA
13 31 (1.51%) MCP
14 30 (1.47%) RHCE
15 27 (1.32%) RHCSA
16 25 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
17 24 (1.17%) Citrix Certification
18 21 (1.03%) CCA
18 21 (1.03%) CCSP
19 15 (0.73%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (3.22%) QA
2 57 (2.78%) SLA
3 15 (0.73%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.68%) JSP 440
5 13 (0.64%) ISO 9001
5 13 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.54%) SAS 70
7 9 (0.44%) ARP4761
7 9 (0.44%) DO-254
8 4 (0.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 3 (0.15%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.15%) Def Stans
9 3 (0.15%) HL7
9 3 (0.15%) MISRA
10 2 (0.098%) AIFMD
10 2 (0.098%) GxP
10 2 (0.098%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.049%) DICOM
11 1 (0.049%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.049%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 543 (26.53%) Active Directory
2 435 (21.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 189 (9.23%) Hyper-V
4 164 (8.01%) vSphere
5 106 (5.18%) Docker
6 95 (4.64%) VMware ESXi
7 70 (3.42%) NFS
8 67 (3.27%) XenApp
9 65 (3.18%) VMware ESX
10 46 (2.25%) Firmware
11 34 (1.66%) Xen
12 24 (1.17%) KVM
13 22 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
14 20 (0.98%) VirtualBox
15 18 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 16 (0.78%) XenDesktop
17 15 (0.73%) iptables
18 14 (0.68%) LXC
18 14 (0.68%) Terminal Services
19 13 (0.64%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 359 (17.54%) Puppet
2 263 (12.85%) Opscode Chef
3 143 (6.99%) Ansible
4 130 (6.35%) SCCM
5 111 (5.42%) Nagios
6 108 (5.28%) SCOM
7 57 (2.78%) Salt
8 38 (1.86%) Backup Exec
9 37 (1.81%) CFEngine
10 31 (1.51%) NetBackup
10 31 (1.51%) ZABBIX
11 29 (1.42%) Graphite
12 23 (1.12%) Foglight
12 23 (1.12%) vMotion
13 20 (0.98%) WSUS
14 15 (0.73%) vRealize
15 13 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
15 13 (0.64%) Cisco UCCX
15 13 (0.64%) Rundeck
16 12 (0.59%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 718 (35.08%) VMware
2 511 (24.96%) Microsoft
3 379 (18.51%) Cisco
4 265 (12.95%) Red Hat
5 191 (9.33%) Citrix
6 172 (8.40%) HP
7 156 (7.62%) EMC
8 113 (5.52%) NetApp
8 113 (5.52%) Oracle
9 77 (3.76%) Dell
10 69 (3.37%) Apple
11 62 (3.03%) IBM
11 62 (3.03%) Veeam
12 57 (2.78%) CheckPoint
13 42 (2.05%) Google
14 40 (1.95%) Symantec
15 38 (1.86%) CommVault
16 36 (1.76%) Juniper
17 34 (1.66%) Splunk
18 30 (1.47%) Palo Alto
Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland
Hainton Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
CSC
Salary: Competitive salary including excellent company benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £42k + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 14 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
McLaren Racing
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Absolute Solution Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £48,000 per annum Great bens package
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + full benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Datasource Computer Employment
Salary: Fantastic Salary!
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Project People Ltd.
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
WA Consultants
Salary: bous, Pension, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Salary: £38000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: From £85,000 to £120,000 per annum Health, Pension, stock
Posted: Yesterday
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + excellent progression, training
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com
Salary: Company Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens +oncall
Posted: 2 days ago
Wallsend, Tyne and Wear
Hainton Recruitment
Salary: £34000 - £37000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago