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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Engineer
Rank 283 272 256
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 1103 1131 1265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.00% 1.05% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 1.11% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 871 938 1090
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £27,500 £28,650
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,750 £37,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -0.66%

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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
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 £26,750 £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 24 December 2014 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 24 December 2014. 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 -10 1077 £40,000 - 135
London -17 452 £45,000 -5.26% 44
South East -18 241 £38,500 -3.14% 33
City of London +39 110 £45,000 -14.28% 19
East of England -13 90 £40,000 - 8
South West +6 86 £37,000 +5.71% 19
Yorkshire -2 76 £45,000 +27.65% 8
Hampshire +20 75 £40,000 +30.61% 12
Berkshire +20 60 £37,500 -5.66% 10
West Yorkshire +10 60 £47,500 +39.70% 2
East Midlands +26 52 £41,500 +10.66% 7
Cambridgeshire +1 52 £37,500 -7.97% 3
West Midlands +1 51 £39,250 +20.76% 11
Leeds +3 48 £50,000 +40.20% 2
Surrey -18 43 £47,500 +18.75% 4
Cambridge -2 37 £39,250 -5.42% 2
Reading +16 34 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Essex +5 26 £45,000 -9.09% 1
Devon -4 22 £34,000 +63.46% 1
Buckinghamshire +9 21 £38,000 -24.00% 2
North West -27 21 £35,000 +11.11% 3
Leicestershire +17 20 £41,500 +9.21% 4
East Sussex - 18 £35,000 - 1
Nottinghamshire +25 17 £41,500 +16.08% 2
Nottingham +24 17 £41,500 +16.08% 1
Milton Keynes - 17 £38,500 -
Bristol -9 16 £39,250 +12.14% 2
Brighton - 15 £35,000 - 1
Wiltshire +2 14 £28,875 +6.94% 4
Dorset -4 14 £40,000 -9.09% 1

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 1099 (52.76%) Windows
2 835 (40.09%) Linux
3 784 (37.64%) VMware
4 622 (29.86%) Microsoft
5 555 (26.64%) Active Directory
6 448 (21.51%) VMware Infrastructure
7 442 (21.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 377 (18.10%) DNS
9 366 (17.57%) MS Exchange
10 365 (17.52%) SAN
11 346 (16.61%) TCP/IP
11 346 (16.61%) Degree
12 343 (16.47%) Cisco
13 336 (16.13%) Finance
14 329 (15.79%) UNIX
15 323 (15.51%) ITIL
16 306 (14.69%) Citrix
17 301 (14.45%) SQL Server
18 300 (14.40%) MS Excel
19 292 (14.02%) SQL
20 285 (13.68%) Windows Server 2003
21 275 (13.20%) Firewall
22 259 (12.43%) Java
23 247 (11.86%) Apache
24 237 (11.38%) Windows Server 2012
25 230 (11.04%) Perl
26 219 (10.51%) DHCP
27 213 (10.23%) Python
28 201 (9.65%) MySQL
28 201 (9.65%) IIS

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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
1 366 (17.57%) MS Exchange
2 247 (11.86%) Apache
3 201 (9.65%) IIS
4 181 (8.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 131 (6.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 91 (4.37%) Tomcat
7 78 (3.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 68 (3.26%) SharePoint
9 59 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2003
10 58 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
11 49 (2.35%) Lync
12 35 (1.68%) WebSphere
13 31 (1.49%) nginx
14 27 (1.30%) Node.js
15 26 (1.25%) JBoss
16 22 (1.06%) OpenStack
17 20 (0.96%) Apache Solr
18 16 (0.77%) WebLogic
19 14 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
20 12 (0.58%) CMS
Applications
1 300 (14.40%) MS Excel
2 156 (7.49%) MS Office
3 26 (1.25%) Simulink
4 15 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.29%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.14%) MS Project
6 3 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.096%) Maya
7 2 (0.096%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.048%) Windchill
8 1 (0.048%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.048%) NASTRAN
Business Applications
1 12 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.19%) Fredhopper
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.096%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.096%) Maximo
7 2 (0.096%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.096%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.096%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.096%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.048%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.048%) SAP FI-AP
8 1 (0.048%) LabWindows
8 1 (0.048%) assyst
8 1 (0.048%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 77 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (2.40%) SaaS
4 44 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
5 41 (1.97%) Office 365
6 32 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
7 18 (0.86%) IaaS
8 10 (0.48%) PaaS
9 8 (0.38%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.24%) Joyent
10 5 (0.24%) ElastiCache
10 5 (0.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.096%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.096%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.048%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.048%) AWS Data Pipeline
13 1 (0.048%) Route 53
13 1 (0.048%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.048%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 377 (18.10%) DNS
2 365 (17.52%) SAN
3 346 (16.61%) TCP/IP
4 275 (13.20%) Firewall
5 219 (10.51%) DHCP
6 190 (9.12%) LAN
7 188 (9.03%) WAN
8 159 (7.63%) VPN
9 97 (4.66%) HTTP
10 93 (4.46%) Internet
11 87 (4.18%) VoIP
12 70 (3.36%) FTP
13 69 (3.31%) VLAN
14 66 (3.17%) LDAP
15 63 (3.02%) Wireless
16 51 (2.45%) NAS
17 48 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
17 48 (2.30%) SSL
18 46 (2.21%) SSH
19 44 (2.11%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 301 (14.45%) SQL Server
2 201 (9.65%) MySQL
3 64 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 51 (2.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 38 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
6 33 (1.58%) Relational Database
7 21 (1.01%) Big Data
8 20 (0.96%) MongoDB
9 19 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
10 18 (0.86%) Oracle Database
11 15 (0.72%) NoSQL
11 15 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 12 (0.58%) RDBMS
13 10 (0.48%) DB2
13 10 (0.48%) Hadoop
13 10 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
14 9 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
15 8 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 6 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 6 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 85 (4.08%) Rational DOORS
2 53 (2.54%) Subversion
3 44 (2.11%) Git (software)
3 44 (2.11%) Jenkins
4 23 (1.10%) TeamCity
5 19 (0.91%) JIRA
6 9 (0.43%) Selenium
6 9 (0.43%) LabVIEW
6 9 (0.43%) Visual Studio
7 8 (0.38%) Maven
7 8 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (0.34%) Rational Rhapsody
8 7 (0.34%) MSBuild
8 7 (0.34%) Hudson
9 6 (0.29%) WebDriver
9 6 (0.29%) SpecFlow
10 5 (0.24%) Emacs
10 5 (0.24%) Mercurial
10 5 (0.24%) Ant
11 4 (0.19%) TestDirector
General
1 336 (16.13%) Finance
2 92 (4.42%) Telecoms
3 78 (3.74%) Banking
4 45 (2.16%) Electronics
5 43 (2.06%) Retail
6 39 (1.87%) Aerospace
7 35 (1.68%) Games
8 33 (1.58%) Marketing
9 31 (1.49%) Advertising
10 30 (1.44%) Automotive
11 28 (1.34%) Law
11 28 (1.34%) Manufacturing
12 19 (0.91%) Back Office
13 18 (0.86%) Publishing
13 18 (0.86%) Investment Banking
13 18 (0.86%) Spanish Language
14 17 (0.82%) Military
15 14 (0.67%) Legal
16 13 (0.62%) French Language
17 10 (0.48%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (4.37%) .NET
2 81 (3.89%) Web Services
3 53 (2.54%) LAMP
4 42 (2.02%) XML
5 41 (1.97%) ASP.NET
6 37 (1.78%) ActiveMQ
7 30 (1.44%) CSS
8 29 (1.39%) HTML
9 25 (1.20%) RabbitMQ
10 20 (0.96%) J2EE
11 17 (0.82%) Middleware
12 15 (0.72%) .NET Framework
13 14 (0.67%) JSP
13 14 (0.67%) jQuery
14 13 (0.62%) WebSphere MQ
15 10 (0.48%) JSON
15 10 (0.48%) Ajax
16 8 (0.38%) Software Packaging
17 7 (0.34%) WinForms
17 7 (0.34%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 121 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (5.14%) Computer Science
3 95 (4.56%) Clustering
4 82 (3.94%) Blackberry
5 76 (3.65%) Management Information System
6 57 (2.74%) Open Source
7 44 (2.11%) Replication
7 44 (2.11%) Hedge funds
8 36 (1.73%) Algorithms
8 36 (1.73%) Mathematics
9 31 (1.49%) Embedded Systems
10 27 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
11 25 (1.20%) Fat Client
11 25 (1.20%) GIS
11 25 (1.20%) Thin Client
12 19 (0.91%) Physics
12 19 (0.91%) Digital Media
13 18 (0.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 15 (0.72%) Mobile App
15 14 (0.67%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1099 (52.76%) Windows
2 835 (40.09%) Linux
3 442 (21.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 329 (15.79%) UNIX
5 285 (13.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 237 (11.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 179 (8.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 117 (5.62%) Windows 7
9 85 (4.08%) Solaris
10 82 (3.94%) CentOS
11 65 (3.12%) Ubuntu
12 59 (2.83%) Windows 8
13 49 (2.35%) Debian
14 43 (2.06%) Windows XP
15 26 (1.25%) Android
16 24 (1.15%) Windows Vista
17 23 (1.10%) Mac OS X
18 20 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
19 13 (0.62%) SUSE
20 11 (0.53%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (15.51%) ITIL
2 194 (9.31%) DevOps
3 172 (8.26%) Project Management
4 138 (6.63%) Service Delivery
5 131 (6.29%) Configuration Management
6 109 (5.23%) Agile Software Development
7 108 (5.18%) Software Engineering
8 101 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
9 85 (4.08%) Validation
10 71 (3.41%) E-Commerce
11 69 (3.31%) Load Balancing
12 60 (2.88%) Change Management
12 60 (2.88%) Migration
13 53 (2.54%) Incident Management
14 51 (2.45%) Service Management
15 50 (2.40%) Mentoring
16 48 (2.30%) Capacity Planning
17 46 (2.21%) Requirements Analysis
18 43 (2.06%) Problem Management
18 43 (2.06%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 292 (14.02%) SQL
2 259 (12.43%) Java
3 230 (11.04%) Perl
4 213 (10.23%) Python
5 162 (7.78%) PowerShell
6 157 (7.54%) Bash Shell
7 125 (6.00%) PHP
8 112 (5.38%) C
9 97 (4.66%) C++
10 93 (4.46%) Shell Script
11 84 (4.03%) Ruby
12 57 (2.74%) JavaScript
13 55 (2.64%) C#
14 46 (2.21%) MATLAB
15 26 (1.25%) VBScript
16 22 (1.06%) VB
17 14 (0.67%) Scala
18 13 (0.62%) Korn
19 10 (0.48%) PL/SQL
20 9 (0.43%) Golang
Qualifications
1 346 (16.61%) Degree
2 201 (9.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 145 (6.96%) Security Cleared
4 132 (6.34%) MCSE
5 128 (6.14%) Cisco Certification
6 105 (5.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 98 (4.70%) CCNA
8 81 (3.89%) SC Cleared
9 74 (3.55%) MCSA
10 64 (3.07%) DV Cleared
11 60 (2.88%) MCITP
12 39 (1.87%) CCNP
13 27 (1.30%) MCTS
14 26 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
15 25 (1.20%) MCP
16 21 (1.01%) ISTQB
17 20 (0.96%) Chartered Engineer
18 19 (0.91%) CCA
19 18 (0.86%) VCP5
20 17 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (3.98%) SLA
2 44 (2.11%) QA
2 44 (2.11%) PCI DSS
3 24 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.96%) JSP 440
5 11 (0.53%) DO-254
6 9 (0.43%) DO-178B
7 7 (0.34%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.29%) IEC 61508
9 4 (0.19%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.096%) DO-160
11 1 (0.048%) JTAG
11 1 (0.048%) GAMP
11 1 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
11 1 (0.048%) BS25999
System Software
1 555 (26.64%) Active Directory
2 448 (21.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 176 (8.45%) Hyper-V
4 124 (5.95%) XenApp
5 108 (5.18%) vSphere
6 81 (3.89%) VMware ESX
7 77 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
8 51 (2.45%) Firmware
9 42 (2.02%) XenServer
10 32 (1.54%) XenDesktop
10 32 (1.54%) KVM
11 21 (1.01%) VMware Server
12 19 (0.91%) MetaFrame
12 19 (0.91%) NFS
13 18 (0.86%) Postfix
14 17 (0.82%) ISA Server
14 17 (0.82%) Xen
14 17 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
15 14 (0.67%) Samba
16 13 (0.62%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 160 (7.68%) Puppet
2 146 (7.01%) SCCM
3 90 (4.32%) Opscode Chef
4 86 (4.13%) SCOM
5 81 (3.89%) Nagios
6 63 (3.02%) Backup Exec
7 46 (2.21%) WSUS
8 40 (1.92%) NetBackup
9 38 (1.82%) ZABBIX
10 26 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
11 25 (1.20%) Ansible
12 23 (1.10%) OpenView
13 20 (0.96%) Cacti
14 19 (0.91%) Graphite
15 18 (0.86%) logstash
16 17 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 14 (0.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
18 13 (0.62%) StatsD
19 12 (0.58%) HP SIM
19 12 (0.58%) Munin
Vendors
1 784 (37.64%) VMware
2 622 (29.86%) Microsoft
3 343 (16.47%) Cisco
4 306 (14.69%) Citrix
5 191 (9.17%) Red Hat
6 173 (8.31%) HP
7 169 (8.11%) Oracle
8 126 (6.05%) NetApp
9 115 (5.52%) Dell
10 94 (4.51%) Symantec
11 85 (4.08%) EMC
12 59 (2.83%) IBM
13 58 (2.78%) Juniper
14 29 (1.39%) F5
15 28 (1.34%) Google
15 28 (1.34%) Sun
16 27 (1.30%) SolarWinds
17 25 (1.20%) Sophos
18 24 (1.15%) Websense
18 24 (1.15%) SAP
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35k - 42k per year
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Good Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Unspecified excellent Salary plus Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Gloucestershire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Wiltshire
Capita
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Linux Recruit
Salary: £NaN.NaN per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Subsidised Gym etc
Posted: Yesterday
Witney, Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benfits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Esum
Salary: Unspecified £Excellent + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Tank Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Tank Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday