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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Engineer
Rank 289 276 272
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 1056 1089 1083
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.99% 1.03% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.09% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 866 900 921
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

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
101499 99519 101734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.83% 94.46% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 83699 79930 86037
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 February 2015 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 27 February 2015. 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 -21 1017 £42,500 +2.40% 137
London -3 408 £45,000 -5.26% 52
South East -39 239 £40,000 - 29
City of London +36 97 £45,000 -5.26% 10
East of England -14 84 £40,000 - 9
South West +8 81 £37,500 +7.14% 9
Hampshire +13 72 £40,000 +18.51% 4
Yorkshire +25 64 £47,500 +46.15% 13
Berkshire +6 63 £46,500 +12.72% 3
West Yorkshire +27 53 £48,500 +55.20% 7
East Midlands +3 52 £39,500 +5.33% 4
West Midlands +12 46 £38,500 -23.00% 8
Leeds +14 42 £50,000 +53.84% 6
Cambridgeshire +16 38 £50,000 +13.63% 4
North West -6 36 £37,500 +10.29% 11
Surrey -19 36 £39,250 -1.87% 7
Cambridge +6 28 £50,000 +13.63% 3
Oxfordshire -1 27 £35,000 -33.33% 6
Leicestershire +17 26 £39,000 +2.63% 3
Reading -8 26 £44,500 +1.13% 2
Essex -1 25 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Manchester +11 22 £33,750 +3.84% 4
Dorset -12 20 £40,000 - 1
Leicester +12 18 £42,000 +10.52% 1
Bristol 0 18 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Wiltshire +13 16 £34,500 +27.77%
Nottinghamshire +2 16 £35,500 -11.25% 1
Kent +11 15 £30,000 +27.65% 2
Nottingham 0 15 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Birmingham -4 15 £36,250 -29.26%

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 1127 (53.26%) Windows
2 831 (39.27%) Linux
3 816 (38.56%) VMware
4 637 (30.10%) Microsoft
5 572 (27.03%) Active Directory
6 513 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
7 439 (20.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 389 (18.38%) SAN
9 379 (17.91%) Degree
10 352 (16.64%) MS Exchange
11 339 (16.02%) Cisco
12 337 (15.93%) DNS
13 326 (15.41%) SQL Server
14 324 (15.31%) MS Excel
15 323 (15.26%) TCP/IP
16 317 (14.98%) Finance
17 314 (14.84%) Firewall
18 313 (14.79%) ITIL
19 297 (14.04%) SQL
20 291 (13.75%) Windows Server 2012
21 288 (13.61%) UNIX
22 267 (12.62%) Citrix
23 258 (12.19%) Windows Server 2003
24 245 (11.58%) Java
25 241 (11.39%) Perl
26 228 (10.78%) Apache
27 226 (10.68%) Python
28 211 (9.97%) Red Hat
29 208 (9.83%) Project Management
30 207 (9.78%) DevOps

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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
1 352 (16.64%) MS Exchange
2 228 (10.78%) Apache
3 204 (9.64%) IIS
4 183 (8.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 97 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2007
6 81 (3.83%) Tomcat
7 62 (2.93%) SharePoint
7 62 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2013
8 56 (2.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 47 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
10 46 (2.17%) Lync
11 45 (2.13%) nginx
12 34 (1.61%) OpenStack
13 24 (1.13%) WebSphere
14 22 (1.04%) JBoss
15 16 (0.76%) Apache Solr
16 15 (0.71%) WebLogic
17 14 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
18 13 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
19 12 (0.57%) CMS
Applications
1 324 (15.31%) MS Excel
2 130 (6.14%) MS Office
3 22 (1.04%) Simulink
4 19 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.19%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.14%) Abaqus
8 2 (0.095%) MS Project
8 2 (0.095%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.095%) Windchill
9 1 (0.047%) NASTRAN
Business Applications
1 8 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
3 4 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.19%) Fredhopper
3 4 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.095%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.095%) assyst
5 2 (0.095%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.095%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.095%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.095%) Maximo
6 1 (0.047%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.047%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.047%) LabWindows
6 1 (0.047%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.047%) SAP FI-AP
6 1 (0.047%) Magento
6 1 (0.047%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 74 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (3.17%) SaaS
3 51 (2.41%) Office 365
4 49 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
4 49 (2.32%) Microsoft Azure
5 25 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
6 21 (0.99%) PaaS
7 19 (0.90%) IaaS
8 10 (0.47%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.28%) SoftLayer
10 5 (0.24%) Joyent
11 3 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.095%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.095%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.095%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.047%) Route 53
13 1 (0.047%) GitHub
13 1 (0.047%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 389 (18.38%) SAN
2 337 (15.93%) DNS
3 323 (15.26%) TCP/IP
4 314 (14.84%) Firewall
5 193 (9.12%) DHCP
6 164 (7.75%) LAN
7 161 (7.61%) VPN
8 160 (7.56%) WAN
9 87 (4.11%) HTTP
10 85 (4.02%) VoIP
11 72 (3.40%) Internet
12 59 (2.79%) NAS
13 58 (2.74%) VLAN
13 58 (2.74%) LDAP
14 57 (2.69%) Wireless
15 49 (2.32%) FTP
16 46 (2.17%) SSL
17 41 (1.94%) SMTP
17 41 (1.94%) Network Security
18 40 (1.89%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 326 (15.41%) SQL Server
2 195 (9.22%) MySQL
3 49 (2.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 37 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
5 35 (1.65%) Relational Database
6 33 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
7 27 (1.28%) Big Data
8 20 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
8 20 (0.95%) NoSQL
9 17 (0.80%) Hadoop
9 17 (0.80%) MongoDB
10 14 (0.66%) Oracle Database
11 13 (0.61%) DB2
12 12 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 11 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
14 10 (0.47%) RDBMS
15 9 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
15 9 (0.43%) Redis
16 8 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 7 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 121 (5.72%) Rational DOORS
2 49 (2.32%) Subversion
3 41 (1.94%) Jenkins
4 40 (1.89%) Git (software)
5 18 (0.85%) JIRA
6 13 (0.61%) TeamCity
7 11 (0.52%) Maven
8 10 (0.47%) Visual Studio
8 10 (0.47%) TestDirector
9 9 (0.43%) LabVIEW
9 9 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (0.43%) Hudson
10 5 (0.24%) LLVM
10 5 (0.24%) GCC
10 5 (0.24%) Rational Rhapsody
10 5 (0.24%) MSBuild
10 5 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.24%) Mercurial
10 5 (0.24%) Selenium
10 5 (0.24%) Emacs
General
1 317 (14.98%) Finance
2 80 (3.78%) Telecoms
3 72 (3.40%) Banking
4 58 (2.74%) Retail
5 56 (2.65%) Electronics
6 34 (1.61%) Games
7 33 (1.56%) Aerospace
8 31 (1.47%) Automotive
9 29 (1.37%) Advertising
9 29 (1.37%) Marketing
10 26 (1.23%) Law
11 25 (1.18%) Manufacturing
12 22 (1.04%) Spanish Language
12 22 (1.04%) Back Office
13 21 (0.99%) Military
14 20 (0.95%) Investment Banking
15 18 (0.85%) Legal
16 16 (0.76%) French Language
17 15 (0.71%) Financial Institution
18 9 (0.43%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (4.16%) Web Services
2 77 (3.64%) .NET
3 35 (1.65%) LAMP
4 31 (1.47%) XML
5 30 (1.42%) ASP.NET
6 24 (1.13%) CSS
7 22 (1.04%) HTML
8 21 (0.99%) ActiveMQ
9 15 (0.71%) .NET Framework
10 13 (0.61%) JSP
11 12 (0.57%) J2EE
12 11 (0.52%) Software Packaging
13 10 (0.47%) RabbitMQ
13 10 (0.47%) Middleware
14 9 (0.43%) MAPI
15 7 (0.33%) SOAP
15 7 (0.33%) Ajax
15 7 (0.33%) WinForms
15 7 (0.33%) JSON
16 6 (0.28%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 138 (6.52%) Clustering
2 122 (5.77%) Computer Science
3 118 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
4 89 (4.21%) Management Information System
5 80 (3.78%) Blackberry
6 57 (2.69%) Replication
7 56 (2.65%) Open Source
8 44 (2.08%) Mathematics
9 33 (1.56%) Fat Client
9 33 (1.56%) Thin Client
10 32 (1.51%) GIS
11 30 (1.42%) Hedge funds
11 30 (1.42%) Embedded Systems
12 25 (1.18%) Algorithms
13 24 (1.13%) Physics
14 22 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
15 18 (0.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 18 (0.85%) PKI
16 17 (0.80%) Cryptography
16 17 (0.80%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 1127 (53.26%) Windows
2 831 (39.27%) Linux
3 439 (20.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 291 (13.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 288 (13.61%) UNIX
6 258 (12.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 196 (9.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 136 (6.43%) Windows 7
9 130 (6.14%) CentOS
10 72 (3.40%) Solaris
11 65 (3.07%) Windows 8
12 62 (2.93%) Ubuntu
13 41 (1.94%) Windows XP
14 35 (1.65%) Debian
14 35 (1.65%) Android
15 29 (1.37%) Mac OS X
16 24 (1.13%) Windows Vista
17 21 (0.99%) Windows 2000
18 15 (0.71%) SUSE
18 15 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (14.79%) ITIL
2 208 (9.83%) Project Management
3 207 (9.78%) DevOps
4 148 (6.99%) Configuration Management
5 122 (5.77%) Service Delivery
6 118 (5.58%) Software Engineering
7 105 (4.96%) Disaster Recovery
8 101 (4.77%) Validation
9 88 (4.16%) Agile Software Development
10 84 (3.97%) Change Management
11 78 (3.69%) E-Commerce
12 68 (3.21%) Mentoring
13 63 (2.98%) Use Case
14 60 (2.84%) UML
15 59 (2.79%) Incident Management
16 58 (2.74%) Load Balancing
16 58 (2.74%) Problem Management
17 57 (2.69%) Performance Tuning
18 53 (2.50%) Requirements Management
19 52 (2.46%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 297 (14.04%) SQL
2 245 (11.58%) Java
3 241 (11.39%) Perl
4 226 (10.68%) Python
5 174 (8.22%) PowerShell
6 142 (6.71%) C
7 132 (6.24%) Bash Shell
8 121 (5.72%) PHP
9 96 (4.54%) Shell Script
10 80 (3.78%) C++
11 74 (3.50%) Ruby
12 50 (2.36%) C#
13 46 (2.17%) JavaScript
14 40 (1.89%) MATLAB
15 26 (1.23%) VB
16 17 (0.80%) VBScript
17 10 (0.47%) PL/SQL
17 10 (0.47%) AWK
18 7 (0.33%) Objective-C
18 7 (0.33%) JCL
Qualifications
1 379 (17.91%) Degree
2 198 (9.36%) Security Cleared
3 197 (9.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 139 (6.57%) MCSE
5 130 (6.14%) Cisco Certification
5 130 (6.14%) SC Cleared
6 106 (5.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 93 (4.40%) CCNA
8 91 (4.30%) DV Cleared
9 71 (3.36%) MCSA
10 61 (2.88%) MCITP
11 41 (1.94%) CCNP
12 37 (1.75%) VCP4
13 24 (1.13%) ISTQB
13 24 (1.13%) MCP
14 21 (0.99%) Chartered Engineer
15 20 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
16 18 (0.85%) VCP5
16 18 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 15 (0.71%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (3.54%) SLA
2 70 (3.31%) PCI DSS
3 53 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 46 (2.17%) QA
5 21 (0.99%) JSP 440
6 11 (0.52%) DO-254
7 10 (0.47%) IEC 61508
8 9 (0.43%) DO-178B
9 8 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.33%) ISO 9000
11 6 (0.28%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
13 2 (0.095%) DO-160
14 1 (0.047%) GAMP
14 1 (0.047%) JTAG
14 1 (0.047%) BS25999
System Software
1 572 (27.03%) Active Directory
2 513 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 191 (9.03%) Hyper-V
4 136 (6.43%) vSphere
5 110 (5.20%) XenApp
6 90 (4.25%) VMware ESX
7 74 (3.50%) VMware ESXi
8 66 (3.12%) Firmware
9 34 (1.61%) XenServer
9 34 (1.61%) XenDesktop
10 32 (1.51%) KVM
11 26 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
12 23 (1.09%) NFS
13 21 (0.99%) VMware Server
14 19 (0.90%) ISA Server
14 19 (0.90%) Varnish
15 18 (0.85%) vCloud
16 15 (0.71%) Xen
17 14 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 13 (0.61%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 173 (8.18%) Puppet
2 163 (7.70%) SCCM
3 113 (5.34%) Opscode Chef
4 106 (5.01%) SCOM
5 97 (4.58%) Nagios
6 57 (2.69%) Backup Exec
7 44 (2.08%) ZABBIX
8 36 (1.70%) WSUS
9 28 (1.32%) Cacti
10 27 (1.28%) Ansible
11 25 (1.18%) NetBackup
12 22 (1.04%) OpenView
13 20 (0.95%) Graphite
14 19 (0.90%) Salt
15 15 (0.71%) logstash
16 14 (0.66%) CFEngine
16 14 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
16 14 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 12 (0.57%) Kibana
18 10 (0.47%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 816 (38.56%) VMware
2 637 (30.10%) Microsoft
3 339 (16.02%) Cisco
4 267 (12.62%) Citrix
5 211 (9.97%) Red Hat
6 205 (9.69%) HP
7 150 (7.09%) Oracle
8 126 (5.95%) Dell
9 101 (4.77%) NetApp
10 80 (3.78%) EMC
11 69 (3.26%) IBM
12 68 (3.21%) Symantec
13 62 (2.93%) Juniper
14 36 (1.70%) SolarWinds
15 29 (1.37%) Altiris
16 26 (1.23%) Websense
16 26 (1.23%) Apple
17 25 (1.18%) CheckPoint
17 25 (1.18%) 3PAR
17 25 (1.18%) Veeam
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Kenexa
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Capita
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Thatcham, Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £43,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Working Environment
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum +£6,000 bonus, based on your utilisation
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + 10% Pension + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bens + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
LA International
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + 7% flex fund & core bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45 - £52 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago