The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Engineer
Rank 272 265 308
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +43
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 1253 1128 1004
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.02% 1.00% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 1.05% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1029 965 837
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,950 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.59%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
115980 107065 119193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.49% 94.69% 94.79%
Number of salaries quoted 94004 89146 102136
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England 0 1179 £42,000 +5.00% 157
London -4 488 £45,000 - 48
South East -1 298 £40,000 +6.66% 23
East of England -26 117 £40,000 -10.11% 17
East Midlands +46 89 £38,000 +8.57% 11
City of London +8 85 £48,750 -5.79% 16
South West +8 80 £40,000 -5.88% 21
Hampshire -5 66 £35,000 +9.37% 9
Berkshire 0 64 £42,000 +5.00% 4
Surrey +17 56 £40,000 +9.58% 1
Yorkshire -50 48 £40,000 +14.28% 8
Bedfordshire +2 44 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Middlesex +30 42 £41,500 +10.66% 3
Nottinghamshire +23 40 £38,000 +8.57% 2
North West -4 39 £35,000 -6.66% 18
Nottingham +29 35 £38,000 +8.57% 2
Oxfordshire -34 32 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Reading -2 29 £44,000 +10.00% 3
West Yorkshire -34 29 £42,500 +21.42% 5
Leeds -16 28 £42,500 +21.42% 5
West Sussex +18 26 £40,000 - 2
Wales +11 26 £35,000 -27.08% 4
Luton +3 25 £40,000 -20.00% 1
South Wales +4 24 £33,000 -31.25% 3
Scotland -24 24 £32,500 +8.33% 6
Cambridgeshire +2 22 £40,000 -11.11% 9
Oxford -6 22 £41,250 -14.94% 1
Cambridge +18 21 £40,000 -11.11% 8
Northamptonshire +8 21 £27,000 -15.62%
Gloucestershire +2 21 £46,000 - 4

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 1221 (52.67%) Windows
2 964 (41.59%) Linux
3 837 (36.11%) VMware
4 745 (32.14%) Microsoft
5 571 (24.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 558 (24.07%) Active Directory
7 537 (23.17%) VMware Infrastructure
8 468 (20.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 463 (19.97%) Cisco
10 458 (19.76%) SQL
11 443 (19.11%) DNS
12 435 (18.77%) UNIX
13 391 (16.87%) Degree
14 385 (16.61%) MS Excel
15 378 (16.31%) SAN
16 376 (16.22%) MS Exchange
17 375 (16.18%) SQL Server
17 375 (16.18%) Firewall
18 358 (15.44%) TCP/IP
19 339 (14.62%) Citrix
20 308 (13.29%) ITIL
20 308 (13.29%) Apache
21 305 (13.16%) HP
22 301 (12.99%) DHCP
23 293 (12.64%) Microsoft Certification
24 287 (12.38%) LAN
25 285 (12.30%) Finance
26 284 (12.25%) Red Hat
27 267 (11.52%) WAN
28 254 (10.96%) Perl

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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
1 376 (16.22%) MS Exchange
2 308 (13.29%) Apache
3 247 (10.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 223 (9.62%) IIS
5 161 (6.95%) SharePoint
6 158 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2007
7 117 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2003
8 78 (3.36%) Tomcat
9 72 (3.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 70 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2013
11 51 (2.20%) Lync
12 43 (1.86%) WebLogic
13 37 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
14 36 (1.55%) nginx
15 33 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
16 32 (1.38%) Node.js
17 27 (1.16%) Drupal
18 16 (0.69%) CMS
19 15 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
20 14 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 385 (16.61%) MS Excel
2 158 (6.82%) MS Office
3 28 (1.21%) Simulink
4 16 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.47%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.22%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.17%) CATIA
8 1 (0.043%) NASTRAN
Business Applications
1 9 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.30%) SalesLogix
2 7 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
3 6 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.22%) Staffware
5 4 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.086%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.086%) assyst
7 1 (0.043%) Line 500
7 1 (0.043%) Siebel Analytics
7 1 (0.043%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.043%) Agresso
7 1 (0.043%) Pegasus Opera
7 1 (0.043%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 60 (2.59%) SaaS
2 54 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (1.25%) Office 365
4 26 (1.12%) IaaS
4 26 (1.12%) Joyent
5 23 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
7 13 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (0.39%) PaaS
8 9 (0.39%) IBM SmartCloud
9 5 (0.22%) GitHub
10 4 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.086%) Google Compute Engine
11 2 (0.086%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.043%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.043%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.043%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.043%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 443 (19.11%) DNS
2 378 (16.31%) SAN
3 375 (16.18%) Firewall
4 358 (15.44%) TCP/IP
5 301 (12.99%) DHCP
6 287 (12.38%) LAN
7 267 (11.52%) WAN
8 240 (10.35%) VPN
9 156 (6.73%) Internet
10 99 (4.27%) NAS
11 89 (3.84%) HTTP
12 72 (3.11%) LDAP
13 70 (3.02%) VoIP
14 66 (2.85%) SSL
15 63 (2.72%) iSCSI
16 60 (2.59%) Wireless
17 58 (2.50%) VLAN
18 50 (2.16%) NetScaler
19 49 (2.11%) MPLS
20 48 (2.07%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 375 (16.18%) SQL Server
2 226 (9.75%) MySQL
3 103 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
4 99 (4.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 38 (1.64%) SQL Server 2000
6 29 (1.25%) Big Data
7 28 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 28 (1.21%) NoSQL
8 27 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
8 27 (1.16%) Oracle Database
9 24 (1.04%) Hadoop
9 24 (1.04%) MongoDB
10 18 (0.78%) MS Access
11 16 (0.69%) Relational Database
11 16 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (0.60%) Redis
13 11 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (0.35%) Oracle BI EE
15 7 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 6 (0.26%) DB2
Development Applications
1 68 (2.93%) Rational DOORS
2 49 (2.11%) Git (software)
3 44 (1.90%) JIRA
4 40 (1.73%) Rational Rhapsody
5 38 (1.64%) Subversion
6 36 (1.55%) Visual Studio
7 26 (1.12%) Jenkins
8 16 (0.69%) Maven
9 15 (0.65%) Hudson
10 10 (0.43%) Ant
10 10 (0.43%) Mercurial
10 10 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (0.39%) FishEye
12 8 (0.35%) InstallShield
12 8 (0.35%) Gerrit
13 7 (0.30%) Selenium
13 7 (0.30%) WebDriver
14 5 (0.22%) Log4j
14 5 (0.22%) JConsole
General
1 285 (12.30%) Finance
2 97 (4.18%) Electronics
2 97 (4.18%) Telecoms
3 68 (2.93%) Military
4 45 (1.94%) Aerospace
5 36 (1.55%) Games
6 35 (1.51%) Marketing
7 29 (1.25%) Law
8 27 (1.16%) Banking
9 22 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 21 (0.91%) Retail
11 20 (0.86%) Advertising
12 17 (0.73%) Legal
13 15 (0.65%) Automotive
13 15 (0.65%) Publishing
14 14 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
15 11 (0.47%) Local Government
16 8 (0.35%) Back Office
17 7 (0.30%) Billing
17 7 (0.30%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (4.79%) .NET
2 81 (3.49%) Web Services
3 65 (2.80%) XML
4 51 (2.20%) LAMP
5 47 (2.03%) .NET Framework
6 43 (1.86%) ASP.NET
7 33 (1.42%) J2EE
8 27 (1.16%) CSS
9 26 (1.12%) JSON
10 23 (0.99%) Software Packaging
11 21 (0.91%) HTML
12 17 (0.73%) RabbitMQ
13 15 (0.65%) ActiveMQ
14 14 (0.60%) Middleware
15 12 (0.52%) COM
16 11 (0.47%) REST
16 11 (0.47%) SOAP
17 10 (0.43%) WSH
17 10 (0.43%) jQuery
18 9 (0.39%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 102 (4.40%) Clustering
2 99 (4.27%) Computer Science
3 79 (3.41%) Management Information System
4 70 (3.02%) Open Source
5 64 (2.76%) Blackberry
6 53 (2.29%) Hedge funds
7 51 (2.20%) Physics
8 47 (2.03%) Replication
9 46 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
10 45 (1.94%) Mathematics
11 35 (1.51%) Firmware
12 24 (1.04%) Statistics
13 23 (0.99%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 21 (0.91%) Embedded Systems
15 18 (0.78%) CCTV
16 17 (0.73%) Wiki
16 17 (0.73%) EFT
17 15 (0.65%) EqualLogic
18 14 (0.60%) Mobile App
19 13 (0.56%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1221 (52.67%) Windows
2 964 (41.59%) Linux
3 571 (24.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 468 (20.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 435 (18.77%) UNIX
6 237 (10.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 160 (6.90%) Windows 7
8 143 (6.17%) Solaris
9 129 (5.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 117 (5.05%) CentOS
11 97 (4.18%) Ubuntu
12 72 (3.11%) Windows 8
13 58 (2.50%) Windows XP
14 53 (2.29%) Debian
15 32 (1.38%) HPUX
16 31 (1.34%) Windows Vista
16 31 (1.34%) AIX
17 30 (1.29%) Windows 2000 Server
18 20 (0.86%) SUSE
19 15 (0.65%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (13.29%) ITIL
2 135 (5.82%) Configuration Management
3 132 (5.69%) Service Delivery
4 119 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
5 117 (5.05%) E-Commerce
6 113 (4.87%) Problem Management
7 109 (4.70%) Software Engineering
8 107 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
9 86 (3.71%) Load Balancing
10 83 (3.58%) Change Management
11 70 (3.02%) Project Management
12 67 (2.89%) Validation
13 59 (2.55%) Service Management
14 53 (2.29%) Migration
15 52 (2.24%) Release Management
16 48 (2.07%) Agile Software Development
16 48 (2.07%) Business Continuity
16 48 (2.07%) Performance Tuning
17 46 (1.98%) Requirements Management
18 44 (1.90%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 458 (19.76%) SQL
2 254 (10.96%) Perl
3 250 (10.79%) Java
4 227 (9.79%) Python
5 206 (8.89%) PowerShell
6 133 (5.74%) Bash Shell
7 104 (4.49%) C++
8 98 (4.23%) C#
9 93 (4.01%) C
10 92 (3.97%) PHP
11 87 (3.75%) Shell Script
12 84 (3.62%) Ruby
13 70 (3.02%) MATLAB
14 61 (2.63%) VBScript
15 48 (2.07%) JavaScript
16 47 (2.03%) VB
17 40 (1.73%) T-SQL
18 21 (0.91%) VB.NET
18 21 (0.91%) PL/SQL
19 12 (0.52%) R
Qualifications
1 391 (16.87%) Degree
2 293 (12.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 221 (9.53%) Cisco Certification
4 186 (8.02%) MCSE
5 180 (7.77%) CCNA
6 170 (7.33%) Security Cleared
7 94 (4.06%) SC Cleared
8 71 (3.06%) MCITP
9 63 (2.72%) MCSA
9 63 (2.72%) CCNP
10 60 (2.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 59 (2.55%) MCP
12 58 (2.50%) MCTS
13 40 (1.73%) RHCE
14 29 (1.25%) DV Cleared
14 29 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
15 25 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
16 24 (1.04%) CCA
17 18 (0.78%) MCDBA
18 11 (0.47%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (4.79%) SLA
2 75 (3.24%) PCI DSS
3 62 (2.67%) QA
4 22 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 6 (0.26%) GAMP
6 6 (0.26%) GCP
6 6 (0.26%) GMP
7 5 (0.22%) IEC 61508
8 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
8 4 (0.17%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.13%) DO-178B
10 2 (0.086%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.086%) ARP4754
11 1 (0.043%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.043%) ARP4761
11 1 (0.043%) DO-160
11 1 (0.043%) DO-254
11 1 (0.043%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 558 (24.07%) Active Directory
2 537 (23.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 235 (10.14%) Hyper-V
4 179 (7.72%) vSphere
5 165 (7.12%) XenApp
6 135 (5.82%) VMware ESX
7 85 (3.67%) VMware ESXi
8 48 (2.07%) Terminal Services
9 46 (1.98%) MetaFrame
10 43 (1.86%) XenServer
10 43 (1.86%) XenDesktop
11 33 (1.42%) NFS
12 30 (1.29%) vCloud
13 26 (1.12%) ISA Server
14 23 (0.99%) KVM
15 20 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
16 19 (0.82%) Varnish
17 12 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
17 12 (0.52%) UAG
17 12 (0.52%) Squid
Systems Management
1 180 (7.77%) Puppet
2 153 (6.60%) SCCM
3 139 (6.00%) Opscode Chef
4 116 (5.00%) Nagios
5 96 (4.14%) SCOM
6 89 (3.84%) Backup Exec
7 79 (3.41%) WSUS
8 51 (2.20%) NetBackup
9 35 (1.51%) Tivoli
10 34 (1.47%) ZABBIX
11 30 (1.29%) OpenView
12 29 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
13 26 (1.12%) Netcool
14 24 (1.04%) CFEngine
15 18 (0.78%) Netcool/OMNIbus
15 18 (0.78%) Tivoli Monitoring
15 18 (0.78%) Cacti
16 17 (0.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 16 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 15 (0.65%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 837 (36.11%) VMware
2 745 (32.14%) Microsoft
3 463 (19.97%) Cisco
4 339 (14.62%) Citrix
5 305 (13.16%) HP
6 284 (12.25%) Red Hat
7 185 (7.98%) Oracle
8 171 (7.38%) NetApp
9 131 (5.65%) Symantec
10 100 (4.31%) IBM
11 97 (4.18%) Dell
12 84 (3.62%) Juniper
13 66 (2.85%) EMC
14 63 (2.72%) JBoss
15 47 (2.03%) Sun
16 45 (1.94%) Altiris
17 40 (1.73%) Veritas
17 40 (1.73%) Veeam
18 37 (1.60%) CheckPoint
19 35 (1.51%) SolarWinds
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
MJH Personnel Associates
Salary: Excellent + bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Wales
Adderley featherstone
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Salary 50-60k base plus bonus and b
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £75,000 per annum Salary negotiable depending on exper
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Company Car, Bonus, Health Cover
Posted: 19 hours ago
Midlands
Experis Engineering
Salary: £24988 - £27747 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
BAE Systems
Posted: 21 hours ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
BAE Systems
Posted: 21 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: to £35,000 + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Basildon, Essex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £36000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Basildon, Essex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Agent - Exchange Resources LLP
Salary: + £10k Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Agent - Exchange Resources LLP
Salary: Plus 5k Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis IT
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Parexel
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday