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 25 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Engineer
Rank 299 311 333
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 961 1073 1004
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.02% 0.98% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 1.02% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 808 894 840
Median salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%

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
90823 105550 110058
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.28% 96.22% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76065 87949 88918
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +11 911 £47,500 +7.95% 126
London -15 294 £52,500 +3.44% 44
South East +39 276 £50,000 +21.95% 35
South West +23 117 £38,750 +3.33% 20
East of England -5 79 £47,500 +18.75% 14
Hampshire +34 75 £47,500 +15.85% 13
Surrey +14 70 £50,000 +25.00% 9
Yorkshire +51 65 £40,000 -3.03% 2
Berkshire +60 61 £60,000 +26.31% 5
Gloucestershire +17 50 £51,250 +7.89% 6
West Yorkshire +36 43 £40,000 -15.78%
Leeds +38 39 £40,000 -15.78%
City of London +45 38 £55,000 +15.78% 12
Reading +28 38 £60,000 +33.33% 3
Southampton +32 30 £47,500 +46.15% 1
Hertfordshire +17 30 £50,000 +25.00% 5
Cambridgeshire +1 30 £47,500 +18.75% 6
Cambridge +7 28 £47,500 +18.75% 4
North West +5 28 £39,750 -5.35% 6
East Midlands -13 26 £37,500 +12.58% 2
Dorset +33 24 £40,000 -6.97% 7
Brighton +19 23 £45,000 +95.65% 2
East Sussex +16 23 £45,000 +95.65% 2
Oxfordshire -16 23 £57,500 +31.12% 6
Wiltshire +11 22 £23,500 -32.85% 2
Basingstoke +7 22 £70,000 +67.16% 1
West Midlands -10 21 £34,000 +47.82% 2
Oxford +6 18 £57,500 +27.77% 1
West Sussex +32 16 £45,000 +38.46%
Scotland +10 16 £50,000 +42.85% 2

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 971 (49.77%) Linux
2 853 (43.72%) Windows
3 621 (31.83%) VMware
4 518 (26.55%) Microsoft
5 507 (25.99%) Active Directory
6 494 (25.32%) Windows Server
7 389 (19.94%) VMware Infrastructure
8 386 (19.78%) Python
9 337 (17.27%) Unix
10 325 (16.66%) Puppet
11 310 (15.89%) DevOps
12 308 (15.79%) Cisco
13 293 (15.02%) Red Hat
14 292 (14.97%) ITIL
15 288 (14.76%) Windows Server 2008
16 281 (14.40%) DNS
17 278 (14.25%) Firewall
18 273 (13.99%) Bash Shell
19 266 (13.63%) Opscode Chef
20 256 (13.12%) Degree
21 252 (12.92%) PowerShell
22 251 (12.87%) Amazon AWS
23 250 (12.81%) Windows Server 2012
24 248 (12.71%) Finance
24 248 (12.71%) SQL
25 245 (12.56%) Data Centre
26 235 (12.05%) MS Excel
27 234 (11.99%) Perl
28 220 (11.28%) SAN
29 219 (11.23%) Apache

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
1 219 (11.23%) Apache
2 212 (10.87%) MS Exchange
3 131 (6.71%) IIS
4 127 (6.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 91 (4.66%) SharePoint
6 81 (4.15%) Tomcat
7 77 (3.95%) nginx
8 75 (3.84%) Exchange Server 2013
9 46 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
10 42 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
11 35 (1.79%) JBoss
12 28 (1.44%) Skype for Business
13 26 (1.33%) Confluence
14 25 (1.28%) OpenStack
15 19 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 16 (0.82%) Apache Spark
17 15 (0.77%) Drupal
17 15 (0.77%) Eucalyptus
18 14 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
19 13 (0.67%) CMS
Applications
1 235 (12.05%) MS Excel
2 100 (5.13%) MS Office
3 11 (0.56%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.41%) Simulink
6 6 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.15%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.15%) HipChat
7 3 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
7 3 (0.15%) S-PLUS
7 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.10%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (0.51%) Magento
2 7 (0.36%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 6 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.21%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
5 3 (0.15%) LabWindows
5 3 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.10%) assyst
6 2 (0.10%) MetaTrader
7 1 (0.051%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.051%) Toggl
Cloud Services
1 251 (12.87%) Amazon AWS
2 110 (5.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 109 (5.59%) Office 365
4 70 (3.59%) SaaS
5 37 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
5 37 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
6 28 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
7 26 (1.33%) Amazon S3
8 25 (1.28%) IaaS
9 20 (1.03%) OpenShift
10 14 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
10 14 (0.72%) GitHub
11 13 (0.67%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 12 (0.62%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 11 (0.56%) PaaS
14 8 (0.41%) Mimecast
14 8 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 5 (0.26%) Google Apps
15 5 (0.26%) iTunes
16 3 (0.15%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 281 (14.40%) DNS
2 278 (14.25%) Firewall
3 220 (11.28%) SAN
4 212 (10.87%) TCP/IP
5 169 (8.66%) DHCP
6 146 (7.48%) VPN
7 117 (6.00%) WAN
8 104 (5.33%) LAN
9 91 (4.66%) Internet
10 75 (3.84%) VLAN
11 73 (3.74%) Wireless
12 66 (3.38%) Network Security
13 63 (3.23%) SSL
14 61 (3.13%) LDAP
15 60 (3.08%) HTTP
16 47 (2.41%) VoIP
17 46 (2.36%) BGP
17 46 (2.36%) OSPF
18 44 (2.26%) IPv4
19 42 (2.15%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (9.64%) SQL Server
2 158 (8.10%) MySQL
3 56 (2.87%) Hadoop
4 43 (2.20%) Big Data
5 36 (1.85%) MongoDB
5 36 (1.85%) Redis
6 32 (1.64%) GIS
6 32 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 30 (1.54%) Relational Database
8 23 (1.18%) NoSQL
9 16 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
10 14 (0.72%) Oracle Database
11 13 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
12 12 (0.62%) Couchbase
13 10 (0.51%) InterSystems Cache
14 9 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
15 8 (0.41%) Aerospike
15 8 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
15 8 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
16 5 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 134 (6.87%) Jenkins
2 99 (5.07%) Git (software)
3 69 (3.54%) JIRA
4 59 (3.02%) TeamCity
5 48 (2.46%) Rational DOORS
6 36 (1.85%) Subversion
7 25 (1.28%) Vagrant
8 17 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 12 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
11 7 (0.36%) Maven
11 7 (0.36%) SonarQube
11 7 (0.36%) Visual Studio
12 6 (0.31%) GoogleTest
13 4 (0.21%) CircleCI
13 4 (0.21%) CppUnit
13 4 (0.21%) git-flow
13 4 (0.21%) Selenium
13 4 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
14 3 (0.15%) Bitbucket
General
1 248 (12.71%) Finance
2 109 (5.59%) Telecoms
3 62 (3.18%) Electronics
4 60 (3.08%) Banking
5 55 (2.82%) Marketing
6 43 (2.20%) Manufacturing
7 40 (2.05%) Aerospace
8 36 (1.85%) Games
9 35 (1.79%) Law
10 27 (1.38%) French Language
10 27 (1.38%) Publishing
11 26 (1.33%) Retail
12 23 (1.18%) Automotive
13 22 (1.13%) Back Office
14 16 (0.82%) Legal
15 14 (0.72%) Military
16 13 (0.67%) Billing
17 12 (0.62%) Financial Institution
18 10 (0.51%) Advertising
18 10 (0.51%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (6.00%) Web Services
2 107 (5.48%) LAMP
3 55 (2.82%) LEMP Stack
4 39 (2.00%) JSON
5 34 (1.74%) .NET
5 34 (1.74%) XML
6 27 (1.38%) SOAP
7 25 (1.28%) ActiveMQ
8 21 (1.08%) HTML
9 20 (1.03%) Java EE
9 20 (1.03%) STL
10 18 (0.92%) Sensu
11 17 (0.87%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 17 (0.87%) CSS
11 17 (0.87%) OpenCL
11 17 (0.87%) RabbitMQ
12 12 (0.62%) Node.js
13 11 (0.56%) J2EE
13 11 (0.56%) Middleware
14 10 (0.51%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 245 (12.56%) Data Centre
2 111 (5.69%) Computer Science
3 106 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
4 88 (4.51%) Management Information System
5 55 (2.82%) Driving Licence
6 49 (2.51%) Embedded Systems
7 44 (2.26%) Clustering
8 34 (1.74%) Hedge funds
9 30 (1.54%) Blackberry
10 25 (1.28%) Fintech
10 25 (1.28%) Mathematics
11 22 (1.13%) Visualisation
12 21 (1.08%) Client/Server
12 21 (1.08%) PKI
13 20 (1.03%) EMC VNX
13 20 (1.03%) Physics
14 18 (0.92%) Private Cloud
15 17 (0.87%) iPad
16 16 (0.82%) Enterprise Cloud
17 13 (0.67%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 971 (49.77%) Linux
2 853 (43.72%) Windows
3 494 (25.32%) Windows Server
4 337 (17.27%) Unix
5 288 (14.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 250 (12.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 161 (8.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 128 (6.56%) CentOS
9 120 (6.15%) Windows 7
10 103 (5.28%) Ubuntu
11 73 (3.74%) Windows Server 2003
12 55 (2.82%) Debian
13 50 (2.56%) Solaris
14 46 (2.36%) AIX
15 42 (2.15%) Windows 10
16 38 (1.95%) Fedora
17 35 (1.79%) Mac OS X
18 33 (1.69%) Windows 8
19 21 (1.08%) Android
20 17 (0.87%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (15.89%) DevOps
2 292 (14.97%) ITIL
3 206 (10.56%) Agile Software Development
4 156 (8.00%) Configuration Management
5 151 (7.74%) High Availability
6 126 (6.46%) Continuous Integration
7 121 (6.20%) Software Engineering
7 121 (6.20%) Validation
8 102 (5.23%) Project Management
9 98 (5.02%) Open Source
10 87 (4.46%) Presales
11 75 (3.84%) Mentoring
11 75 (3.84%) Performance Tuning
12 74 (3.79%) UML
13 69 (3.54%) Capacity Planning
14 68 (3.49%) Virtual Environments
15 66 (3.38%) Load Balancing
16 63 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
17 55 (2.82%) Service Delivery
18 54 (2.77%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 386 (19.78%) Python
2 273 (13.99%) Bash Shell
3 252 (12.92%) PowerShell
4 248 (12.71%) SQL
5 234 (11.99%) Perl
6 217 (11.12%) Java
7 167 (8.56%) C
8 164 (8.41%) Ruby
9 147 (7.53%) C++
10 118 (6.05%) PHP
11 51 (2.61%) Korn
12 45 (2.31%) C#
13 43 (2.20%) JavaScript
14 40 (2.05%) Shell Script
15 29 (1.49%) Bourne shell
16 22 (1.13%) VB
17 21 (1.08%) MATLAB
18 19 (0.97%) Go
19 14 (0.72%) Objective-C
20 8 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 256 (13.12%) Degree
2 175 (8.97%) Security Cleared
3 138 (7.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 126 (6.46%) Cisco Certification
5 96 (4.92%) DV Cleared
6 95 (4.87%) SC Cleared
7 88 (4.51%) CCNA
8 87 (4.46%) MCSE
9 76 (3.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 52 (2.67%) CCNP
10 52 (2.67%) RHCSA
11 50 (2.56%) RHCE
12 42 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
13 29 (1.49%) MCSA
14 24 (1.23%) CCSE
14 24 (1.23%) MCITP
15 22 (1.13%) CCIE
15 22 (1.13%) HNC
16 20 (1.03%) CCSP
17 18 (0.92%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (2.82%) SLA
2 52 (2.67%) QA
3 28 (1.44%) PCI DSS
4 18 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 17 (0.87%) HIPAA
6 16 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.51%) HL7
7 10 (0.51%) JSP 440
8 8 (0.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 8 (0.41%) DICOM
8 8 (0.41%) DO-178B
9 6 (0.31%) MISRA
10 5 (0.26%) GAMP
11 4 (0.21%) GxP
11 4 (0.21%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.10%) ARP4754
12 2 (0.10%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.10%) DO-254
13 1 (0.051%) ARP4761
13 1 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 507 (25.99%) Active Directory
2 389 (19.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 199 (10.20%) Hyper-V
4 108 (5.54%) Docker
4 108 (5.54%) vSphere
5 69 (3.54%) VMware ESX
6 59 (3.02%) VMware ESXi
7 49 (2.51%) XenApp
8 48 (2.46%) Firmware
9 38 (1.95%) NFS
10 32 (1.64%) KVM
10 32 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
11 29 (1.49%) Sendmail
12 28 (1.44%) Varnish
13 24 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
13 24 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
14 21 (1.08%) Postfix
15 18 (0.92%) LXC
16 17 (0.87%) Snort
16 17 (0.87%) Xen
Systems Management
1 325 (16.66%) Puppet
2 266 (13.63%) Opscode Chef
3 174 (8.92%) Ansible
4 96 (4.92%) SCCM
5 84 (4.31%) Nagios
6 66 (3.38%) SCOM
7 44 (2.26%) WSUS
8 38 (1.95%) NetBackup
9 32 (1.64%) Salt
10 26 (1.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 22 (1.13%) Cacti
11 22 (1.13%) Kibana
12 20 (1.03%) Microsoft Clustering
13 18 (0.92%) Backup Exec
14 17 (0.87%) CFEngine
14 17 (0.87%) Rundeck
14 17 (0.87%) WMI
15 16 (0.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 15 (0.77%) Ganglia
16 15 (0.77%) Graphite
Vendors
1 621 (31.83%) VMware
2 518 (26.55%) Microsoft
3 308 (15.79%) Cisco
4 293 (15.02%) Red Hat
5 136 (6.97%) Citrix
6 134 (6.87%) HP
7 92 (4.72%) Oracle
8 88 (4.51%) NetApp
9 64 (3.28%) EMC
10 53 (2.72%) Google
11 44 (2.26%) Splunk
12 42 (2.15%) IBM
13 41 (2.10%) CheckPoint
14 39 (2.00%) Palo Alto
15 38 (1.95%) Apple
15 38 (1.95%) Dell
16 35 (1.79%) Symantec
17 34 (1.74%) Atlassian
17 34 (1.74%) F5
18 33 (1.69%) Intel
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + excellent training, progression
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + 25% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Shepperton, Middlesex
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Training, certifications
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 35k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 per annum + bonuses
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits + start up mentality
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
X4 Group
Salary: £55k - 75k per year + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £37000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Zoopla Property Group Plc
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ipreo
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + pension, life insurance
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum Inc Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Stock options + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Cyber Team
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 25 days holiday - private healthcare
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + package
Posted: 2 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
X4 Group
Salary: £55k - 75k per year + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £28,000 to £43,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago