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

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Engineer
Rank 288 307 242
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -65
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 1126 1060 1299
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.03% 0.90% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 0.95% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 966 867 1137
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +3.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -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
103565 111265 102717
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.32%
Number of salaries quoted 85635 90958 85091
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +28 1072 £40,500 -3.57% 172
London +7 405 £48,500 +7.77% 55
South East +88 308 £40,000 +1.91% 43
South West +21 112 £37,500 - 16
East of England +12 95 £39,600 -1.00% 19
Hampshire +52 74 £32,500 +4.83% 11
Surrey +20 53 £38,500 -14.44% 11
City of London -15 53 £48,750 -2.50% 11
Bristol 0 47 £42,500 - 3
North West -8 45 £35,750 +2.14% 8
Berkshire -30 44 £51,250 +22.02% 7
Cambridgeshire +21 39 £40,000 -11.11% 10
East Midlands +6 39 £35,641 -20.79% 7
Yorkshire -33 38 £37,500 -11.24% 10
Oxfordshire +33 32 £39,000 +3.65% 7
Manchester +17 31 £33,000 -5.71% 4
West Yorkshire -5 28 £40,000 -5.88% 9
Kent +36 27 £37,500 +15.38% 1
West Midlands -17 27 £31,500 -2.32% 14
Leeds -12 26 £42,500 - 6
Essex +5 25 £39,600 -16.63%
Scotland +24 24 £35,000 -14.63% 7
Buckinghamshire +12 24 £45,000 +83.67% 2
Cambridge +10 24 £40,000 -11.11% 9
East Sussex -3 24 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Brighton +7 23 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Gloucestershire +1 23 £25,000 -45.65% 4
Hertfordshire -1 20 £42,500 -0.58% 4
Edinburgh +12 18 £35,000 - 6
Reading -25 18 £46,250 - 3

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1209 (54.95%) Windows
2 889 (40.41%) Linux
3 802 (36.45%) VMware
4 719 (32.68%) Microsoft
5 603 (27.41%) Active Directory
6 519 (23.59%) VMware Infrastructure
7 507 (23.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 442 (20.09%) Firewall
9 417 (18.95%) SAN
10 410 (18.64%) Cisco
11 405 (18.41%) SQL
12 400 (18.18%) DNS
13 395 (17.95%) SQL Server
14 394 (17.91%) Windows Server 2012
15 375 (17.05%) MS Excel
15 375 (17.05%) MS Exchange
16 371 (16.86%) ITIL
17 327 (14.86%) Degree
18 324 (14.73%) TCP/IP
19 323 (14.68%) Finance
20 321 (14.59%) Python
21 283 (12.86%) DevOps
22 277 (12.59%) Perl
23 270 (12.27%) Puppet
24 267 (12.14%) UNIX
25 254 (11.55%) PowerShell
26 243 (11.05%) Data Centre
27 242 (11.00%) Red Hat
28 240 (10.91%) Microsoft Certification
29 225 (10.23%) Exchange Server 2010

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 375 (17.05%) MS Exchange
2 225 (10.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 219 (9.95%) Apache
4 218 (9.91%) IIS
5 109 (4.95%) SharePoint
6 100 (4.55%) Tomcat
6 100 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 94 (4.27%) Lync
8 90 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2007
9 61 (2.77%) nginx
10 60 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2003
11 51 (2.32%) JBoss
12 36 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 31 (1.41%) OpenStack
14 26 (1.18%) Confluence
15 25 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
16 22 (1.00%) CMS
17 20 (0.91%) Drupal
18 18 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
19 17 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 375 (17.05%) MS Excel
2 163 (7.41%) MS Office
3 30 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.45%) MS Project
6 8 (0.36%) Simulink
6 8 (0.36%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.23%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.14%) Abaqus
9 2 (0.091%) Stateflow
9 2 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 11 (0.50%) BusinessWorks
2 8 (0.36%) LabWindows
3 7 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.27%) Infor CRM
4 6 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.045%) Magento
7 1 (0.045%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.045%) assyst
7 1 (0.045%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.045%) RMDS
7 1 (0.045%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 178 (8.09%) Amazon AWS
2 96 (4.36%) Office 365
3 64 (2.91%) SaaS
4 46 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
5 45 (2.05%) PaaS
6 44 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (0.77%) IaaS
8 13 (0.59%) GitHub
8 13 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (0.50%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.36%) SoftLayer
11 7 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
12 6 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
12 6 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
13 5 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 5 (0.23%) Google Apps
14 3 (0.14%) Mimecast
14 3 (0.14%) Joyent
15 1 (0.045%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 442 (20.09%) Firewall
2 417 (18.95%) SAN
3 400 (18.18%) DNS
4 324 (14.73%) TCP/IP
5 183 (8.32%) DHCP
5 183 (8.32%) LAN
6 181 (8.23%) WAN
7 141 (6.41%) VPN
8 120 (5.45%) VoIP
9 115 (5.23%) Internet
10 85 (3.86%) VLAN
11 70 (3.18%) SSL
12 64 (2.91%) NAS
13 61 (2.77%) Wireless
14 52 (2.36%) iSCSI
15 51 (2.32%) LDAP
15 51 (2.32%) HTTP
16 47 (2.14%) SMTP
17 40 (1.82%) Network Security
18 35 (1.59%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 395 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 215 (9.77%) MySQL
3 75 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 42 (1.91%) MongoDB
4 42 (1.91%) Relational Database
5 36 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 34 (1.55%) Big Data
7 31 (1.41%) Oracle Database
8 25 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 22 (1.00%) Redis
10 21 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
11 20 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
11 20 (0.91%) NoSQL
12 16 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
12 16 (0.73%) Hadoop
13 13 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (0.55%) DB2
14 12 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 12 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
15 11 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 67 (3.05%) Rational DOORS
1 67 (3.05%) Git (software)
1 67 (3.05%) Subversion
2 59 (2.68%) Jenkins
3 35 (1.59%) JIRA
4 23 (1.05%) TeamCity
5 17 (0.77%) Visual Studio
6 11 (0.50%) Talend Open Studio
7 10 (0.45%) LabVIEW
7 10 (0.45%) Maven
8 9 (0.41%) Bugzilla
9 8 (0.36%) Selenium
10 7 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 6 (0.27%) Mercurial
12 5 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (0.23%) Hudson
12 5 (0.23%) Ant
13 4 (0.18%) TestDirector
13 4 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 323 (14.68%) Finance
2 141 (6.41%) Telecoms
3 75 (3.41%) Electronics
4 66 (3.00%) Retail
5 63 (2.86%) Banking
6 50 (2.27%) Back Office
7 42 (1.91%) Manufacturing
8 38 (1.73%) Automotive
9 34 (1.55%) Financial Institution
10 32 (1.45%) Games
10 32 (1.45%) Marketing
11 28 (1.27%) Military
11 28 (1.27%) Law
12 24 (1.09%) Front Office
13 19 (0.86%) Legal
14 14 (0.64%) Aerospace
15 13 (0.59%) Advertising
16 12 (0.55%) Spanish Language
16 12 (0.55%) French Language
16 12 (0.55%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (4.45%) Web Services
2 91 (4.14%) .NET
3 60 (2.73%) LAMP
4 45 (2.05%) ASP.NET
5 40 (1.82%) HTML
6 36 (1.64%) CSS
7 33 (1.50%) XML
8 30 (1.36%) Middleware
8 30 (1.36%) JSP
9 21 (0.95%) Software Packaging
10 20 (0.91%) REST
11 19 (0.86%) Ajax
12 13 (0.59%) Sensu
13 12 (0.55%) .NET Framework
13 12 (0.55%) OAuth
14 11 (0.50%) Oracle Fusion
14 11 (0.50%) Classic ASP
14 11 (0.50%) SAML
15 10 (0.45%) Application Packaging
16 9 (0.41%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 243 (11.05%) Data Centre
2 130 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
3 127 (5.77%) Computer Science
4 115 (5.23%) Management Information System
5 93 (4.23%) Clustering
6 69 (3.14%) Replication
7 50 (2.27%) Blackberry
8 43 (1.95%) EqualLogic
9 38 (1.73%) Mathematics
10 37 (1.68%) Hedge funds
11 35 (1.59%) Statistics
12 31 (1.41%) Fat Client
12 31 (1.41%) Thin Client
13 26 (1.18%) iPhone
13 26 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
14 22 (1.00%) Physics
15 21 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 20 (0.91%) GIS
16 20 (0.91%) Algorithms
17 19 (0.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1209 (54.95%) Windows
2 889 (40.41%) Linux
3 507 (23.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 394 (17.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 267 (12.14%) UNIX
6 221 (10.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 203 (9.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 145 (6.59%) CentOS
9 134 (6.09%) Windows 7
10 94 (4.27%) Solaris
11 87 (3.95%) Ubuntu
12 71 (3.23%) Windows XP
13 53 (2.41%) Windows 8
14 48 (2.18%) Debian
15 30 (1.36%) Fedora
16 29 (1.32%) Android
17 26 (1.18%) AIX
17 26 (1.18%) Windows 2000
18 25 (1.14%) Mac OS X
19 15 (0.68%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (16.86%) ITIL
2 283 (12.86%) DevOps
3 203 (9.23%) Project Management
4 182 (8.27%) Disaster Recovery
5 178 (8.09%) Agile Software Development
6 145 (6.59%) Configuration Management
7 109 (4.95%) E-Commerce
8 108 (4.91%) Change Management
9 102 (4.64%) Software Engineering
10 93 (4.23%) Service Management
11 81 (3.68%) Incident Management
12 80 (3.64%) Validation
13 73 (3.32%) Open Source
13 73 (3.32%) Mentoring
14 67 (3.05%) Information Security
14 67 (3.05%) Performance Tuning
15 65 (2.95%) Migration
16 63 (2.86%) Service Delivery
17 58 (2.64%) Load Balancing
18 56 (2.55%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 405 (18.41%) SQL
2 321 (14.59%) Python
3 277 (12.59%) Perl
4 254 (11.55%) PowerShell
5 206 (9.36%) Java
6 200 (9.09%) Bash Shell
7 139 (6.32%) C
8 122 (5.55%) Ruby
9 104 (4.73%) PHP
10 96 (4.36%) Shell Script
11 94 (4.27%) C++
12 65 (2.95%) C#
13 59 (2.68%) JavaScript
14 31 (1.41%) VBScript
15 30 (1.36%) Korn
16 23 (1.05%) MATLAB
17 19 (0.86%) VB
18 14 (0.64%) PL/SQL
19 13 (0.59%) Bourne shell
20 8 (0.36%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 327 (14.86%) Degree
2 240 (10.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 194 (8.82%) Security Cleared
4 175 (7.95%) MCSE
5 158 (7.18%) Cisco Certification
6 128 (5.82%) SC Cleared
7 118 (5.36%) CCNA
8 91 (4.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 86 (3.91%) MCP
10 85 (3.86%) CCNP
11 81 (3.68%) MCSA
12 78 (3.55%) MCITP
13 65 (2.95%) DV Cleared
14 37 (1.68%) MCTS
15 27 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
16 20 (0.91%) CISSP
17 16 (0.73%) ISTQB
18 12 (0.55%) CCIE
18 12 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
18 12 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (3.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 61 (2.77%) PCI DSS
3 57 (2.59%) SLA
4 50 (2.27%) QA
5 11 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.23%) ISO 9002
6 5 (0.23%) ISO 14001
7 4 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
7 4 (0.18%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.18%) IEC 61508
8 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.091%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.045%) JTAG
10 1 (0.045%) ARP4754
10 1 (0.045%) ARP4761
System Software
1 603 (27.41%) Active Directory
2 519 (23.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 198 (9.00%) Hyper-V
4 120 (5.45%) vSphere
5 104 (4.73%) VMware ESX
6 86 (3.91%) XenApp
7 55 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
8 48 (2.18%) Varnish
9 46 (2.09%) Microsoft App-V
10 41 (1.86%) Firmware
11 33 (1.50%) KVM
12 27 (1.23%) NFS
13 25 (1.14%) Xen
14 22 (1.00%) VirtualBox
15 19 (0.86%) Terminal Services
16 18 (0.82%) DFS Replication
16 18 (0.82%) UAG
17 15 (0.68%) vCloud
17 15 (0.68%) XenDesktop
18 14 (0.64%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 270 (12.27%) Puppet
2 211 (9.59%) Opscode Chef
3 156 (7.09%) SCCM
4 127 (5.77%) Nagios
5 114 (5.18%) SCOM
6 58 (2.64%) Ansible
7 43 (1.95%) ZABBIX
8 41 (1.86%) Salt
9 38 (1.73%) Graphite
10 35 (1.59%) HAProxy
11 29 (1.32%) Backup Exec
12 26 (1.18%) WSUS
13 25 (1.14%) NetBackup
14 22 (1.00%) SCVMM
14 22 (1.00%) Cacti
15 21 (0.95%) logstash
16 20 (0.91%) Vagrant
17 19 (0.86%) Tivoli
18 18 (0.82%) Kibana
19 17 (0.77%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 802 (36.45%) VMware
2 719 (32.68%) Microsoft
3 410 (18.64%) Cisco
4 242 (11.00%) Red Hat
5 201 (9.14%) Citrix
6 197 (8.95%) HP
7 167 (7.59%) Oracle
8 127 (5.77%) NetApp
9 99 (4.50%) Dell
10 94 (4.27%) EMC
11 90 (4.09%) IBM
12 77 (3.50%) Juniper
13 44 (2.00%) Avaya
14 40 (1.82%) Symantec
15 37 (1.68%) CheckPoint
16 36 (1.64%) ServiceNow
17 33 (1.50%) SolarWinds
17 33 (1.50%) Apple
18 29 (1.32%) Veeam
19 28 (1.27%) Google
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