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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Engineer
Rank 312 239 251
Rank change year-on-year
-73 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 993 1250 1282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.86% 1.15% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 1.22% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 827 1094 1089
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +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
108942 102831 113237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.39% 94.24% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 88146 85231 96833
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -62 914 £42,000 +5.00% 116
London -39 390 £45,000 -5.26% 33
South East -87 175 £40,000 - 24
East of England -36 87 £42,750 +14.00% 11
Yorkshire -11 86 £40,000 +5.26% 12
City of London -8 68 £47,250 +5.00% 11
South West -28 67 £37,500 - 14
West Yorkshire -4 63 £40,000 +5.26% 9
Leeds +17 59 £40,000 +14.28% 8
Berkshire -21 58 £45,000 - 3
East Sussex -3 40 £37,500 +3.44% 1
North West -29 40 £34,500 - 5
Brighton +3 38 £35,000 -
Reading +1 36 £47,500 +18.75% 1
West Midlands +6 35 £33,750 +3.84% 6
Cambridgeshire -16 32 £45,000 +28.57% 8
East Midlands -29 30 £32,500 +1.56% 8
Cambridge -6 29 £45,000 +28.57% 4
Surrey -18 27 £40,000 +5.26% 8
Hampshire -44 24 £31,349 -21.62% 5
Wales +11 22 £35,000 -30.00% 3
South Wales +10 22 £35,000 -30.00% 3
Bristol -17 21 £40,000 +14.28% 7
Bedfordshire -21 21 £40,000 -15.78% 1
Hertfordshire +3 19 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Cardiff - 18 £35,000 - 3
Cheshire -12 17 £34,500 +1.47% 2
Scotland -16 16 £35,000 +7.69%
Manchester -12 15 £35,000 +16.66% 3
South Yorkshire -6 13 £33,000 -12.00% 2

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1113 (50.11%) Windows
2 920 (41.42%) Linux
3 817 (36.79%) VMware
4 601 (27.06%) Microsoft
5 535 (24.09%) Active Directory
6 476 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 452 (20.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 427 (19.23%) DNS
9 407 (18.33%) UNIX
10 381 (17.15%) Degree
11 376 (16.93%) MS Exchange
12 373 (16.79%) SQL
13 358 (16.12%) TCP/IP
13 358 (16.12%) Cisco
14 331 (14.90%) SAN
15 328 (14.77%) MS Excel
16 317 (14.27%) Citrix
17 313 (14.09%) SQL Server
18 308 (13.87%) Windows Server 2003
19 298 (13.42%) ITIL
20 297 (13.37%) Finance
21 296 (13.33%) Firewall
22 290 (13.06%) DHCP
23 288 (12.97%) Apache
24 266 (11.98%) Java
25 264 (11.89%) Microsoft Certification
26 262 (11.80%) Perl
27 232 (10.45%) Red Hat
28 225 (10.13%) Python
29 215 (9.68%) LAN

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (16.93%) MS Exchange
2 288 (12.97%) Apache
3 209 (9.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 196 (8.82%) IIS
5 145 (6.53%) Exchange Server 2007
6 126 (5.67%) Tomcat
7 111 (5.00%) SharePoint
8 91 (4.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 84 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2003
10 78 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
11 59 (2.66%) Node.js
12 46 (2.07%) Lync
13 31 (1.40%) OpenStack
14 23 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
15 22 (0.99%) WebLogic
16 21 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
17 20 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
18 19 (0.86%) CMS
19 17 (0.77%) WebSphere
20 16 (0.72%) nginx
Applications
1 328 (14.77%) MS Excel
2 146 (6.57%) MS Office
3 40 (1.80%) Simulink
4 19 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.18%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.18%) CATIA
7 3 (0.14%) Maya
7 3 (0.14%) 3ds Max
7 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.045%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.045%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 19 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
3 8 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.27%) SalesLogix
5 4 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.18%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.18%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.090%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.090%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.090%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.045%) assyst
7 1 (0.045%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.045%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 79 (3.56%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (2.25%) Office 365
4 39 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
5 37 (1.67%) SaaS
6 36 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (0.72%) Joyent
8 15 (0.68%) IaaS
9 7 (0.32%) IBM SmartCloud
9 7 (0.32%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.23%) ElastiCache
10 5 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 4 (0.18%) PaaS
12 3 (0.14%) Google Apps
12 3 (0.14%) Google App Engine
12 3 (0.14%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 427 (19.23%) DNS
2 358 (16.12%) TCP/IP
3 331 (14.90%) SAN
4 296 (13.33%) Firewall
5 290 (13.06%) DHCP
6 215 (9.68%) LAN
7 208 (9.37%) WAN
8 182 (8.19%) VPN
9 158 (7.11%) Internet
10 119 (5.36%) HTTP
11 93 (4.19%) NAS
12 88 (3.96%) VoIP
13 77 (3.47%) LDAP
14 63 (2.84%) VLAN
15 57 (2.57%) SSL
16 50 (2.25%) SSH
17 49 (2.21%) Wireless
18 47 (2.12%) FTP
19 46 (2.07%) Ethernet
19 46 (2.07%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 313 (14.09%) SQL Server
2 213 (9.59%) MySQL
3 82 (3.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 73 (3.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 49 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
6 32 (1.44%) Relational Database
7 25 (1.13%) SQL Server 2000
8 24 (1.08%) MongoDB
9 21 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
10 20 (0.90%) Big Data
10 20 (0.90%) Hadoop
11 19 (0.86%) Oracle Database
12 17 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
13 15 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 14 (0.63%) RDBMS
15 12 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
16 11 (0.50%) Redis
17 10 (0.45%) NoSQL
18 8 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 8 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 89 (4.01%) Rational DOORS
2 51 (2.30%) JIRA
3 45 (2.03%) Git (software)
4 41 (1.85%) Jenkins
5 35 (1.58%) Subversion
6 26 (1.17%) TeamCity
7 22 (0.99%) Rational Rhapsody
8 19 (0.86%) Maven
9 17 (0.77%) Selenium
10 13 (0.59%) Ant
11 12 (0.54%) WebDriver
11 12 (0.54%) SpecFlow
12 10 (0.45%) Visual Studio
13 8 (0.36%) Log4j
13 8 (0.36%) InstallShield
13 8 (0.36%) Hudson
13 8 (0.36%) Gerrit
13 8 (0.36%) Talend Open Studio
13 8 (0.36%) JConsole
14 7 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 297 (13.37%) Finance
2 141 (6.35%) Telecoms
3 96 (4.32%) Electronics
4 88 (3.96%) Aerospace
5 52 (2.34%) Military
6 42 (1.89%) Manufacturing
7 40 (1.80%) Marketing
8 32 (1.44%) Games
9 30 (1.35%) Retail
10 24 (1.08%) Automotive
10 24 (1.08%) Avionics
11 23 (1.04%) Banking
12 22 (0.99%) Law
12 22 (0.99%) Legal
13 16 (0.72%) Advertising
14 13 (0.59%) Publishing
15 12 (0.54%) Back Office
16 11 (0.50%) Billing
17 10 (0.45%) German Language
18 9 (0.41%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (4.82%) .NET
2 91 (4.10%) LAMP
3 82 (3.69%) Web Services
4 59 (2.66%) XML
5 45 (2.03%) ASP.NET
6 40 (1.80%) J2EE
6 40 (1.80%) ActiveMQ
7 38 (1.71%) RabbitMQ
8 31 (1.40%) CSS
9 30 (1.35%) JSON
10 29 (1.31%) Middleware
11 27 (1.22%) .NET Framework
12 22 (0.99%) HTML
13 17 (0.77%) JMX
14 16 (0.72%) jQuery
15 15 (0.68%) Software Packaging
16 12 (0.54%) SOAP
17 11 (0.50%) Memcached
17 11 (0.50%) REST
18 9 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 86 (3.87%) Clustering
2 85 (3.83%) Computer Science
3 73 (3.29%) Management Information System
4 70 (3.15%) Blackberry
5 59 (2.66%) Open Source
6 49 (2.21%) Firmware
7 46 (2.07%) Mathematics
8 45 (2.03%) Replication
9 38 (1.71%) Hedge funds
10 34 (1.53%) Physics
11 30 (1.35%) Digital Media
12 27 (1.22%) Mobile App
13 25 (1.13%) Embedded Systems
14 23 (1.04%) CCTV
15 20 (0.90%) STB
16 19 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
17 18 (0.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 15 (0.68%) Data Integration
19 14 (0.63%) DTV
19 14 (0.63%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 1113 (50.11%) Windows
2 920 (41.42%) Linux
3 452 (20.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 407 (18.33%) UNIX
5 308 (13.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 207 (9.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 160 (7.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 146 (6.57%) Solaris
9 117 (5.27%) Windows 7
10 93 (4.19%) CentOS
11 90 (4.05%) Ubuntu
12 62 (2.79%) Debian
13 52 (2.34%) Windows 8
14 43 (1.94%) Windows XP
15 24 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
16 23 (1.04%) HPUX
17 17 (0.77%) AIX
18 16 (0.72%) Windows Vista
19 13 (0.59%) Mac OS X
20 12 (0.54%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (13.42%) ITIL
2 144 (6.48%) DevOps
3 119 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
4 110 (4.95%) Capacity Planning
5 105 (4.73%) Load Balancing
6 103 (4.64%) Project Management
7 102 (4.59%) Service Delivery
8 101 (4.55%) Software Engineering
9 99 (4.46%) E-Commerce
9 99 (4.46%) Incident Management
10 97 (4.37%) Configuration Management
11 81 (3.65%) Agile Software Development
12 79 (3.56%) Validation
13 65 (2.93%) Change Management
14 55 (2.48%) UML
15 54 (2.43%) Migration
16 50 (2.25%) Problem Management
16 50 (2.25%) Performance Tuning
17 48 (2.16%) CRM
17 48 (2.16%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 373 (16.79%) SQL
2 266 (11.98%) Java
3 262 (11.80%) Perl
4 225 (10.13%) Python
5 174 (7.83%) PowerShell
6 169 (7.61%) Bash Shell
7 132 (5.94%) C++
8 111 (5.00%) PHP
9 104 (4.68%) C
10 95 (4.28%) Ruby
11 74 (3.33%) C#
12 64 (2.88%) Shell Script
13 62 (2.79%) MATLAB
14 61 (2.75%) JavaScript
15 37 (1.67%) VBScript
16 31 (1.40%) VB
17 20 (0.90%) T-SQL
18 17 (0.77%) VB.NET
19 11 (0.50%) Scala
20 10 (0.45%) Korn
Qualifications
1 381 (17.15%) Degree
2 264 (11.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 165 (7.43%) MCSE
4 160 (7.20%) Cisco Certification
5 137 (6.17%) Security Cleared
6 135 (6.08%) CCNA
7 107 (4.82%) MCSA
8 94 (4.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 85 (3.83%) MCITP
10 67 (3.02%) SC Cleared
11 65 (2.93%) MCP
12 50 (2.25%) CCNP
13 41 (1.85%) MCTS
14 34 (1.53%) RHCE
15 29 (1.31%) Citrix Certification
15 29 (1.31%) DV Cleared
16 20 (0.90%) CCA
17 19 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
18 15 (0.68%) MCDBA
19 13 (0.59%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (3.15%) SLA
2 64 (2.88%) QA
3 16 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.50%) IEC 61508
6 7 (0.32%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 6 (0.27%) GAMP
7 6 (0.27%) GCP
7 6 (0.27%) GMP
8 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.090%) DO-178B
9 2 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.045%) ARP4754
10 1 (0.045%) JSP 440
System Software
1 535 (24.09%) Active Directory
2 476 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 198 (8.91%) Hyper-V
4 131 (5.90%) XenApp
5 127 (5.72%) VMware ESX
6 111 (5.00%) vSphere
7 70 (3.15%) VMware ESXi
8 43 (1.94%) XenDesktop
9 33 (1.49%) KVM
10 29 (1.31%) MetaFrame
11 24 (1.08%) ISA Server
12 23 (1.04%) XenServer
13 22 (0.99%) NFS
14 20 (0.90%) Terminal Services
15 19 (0.86%) Xen
15 19 (0.86%) Postfix
15 19 (0.86%) vCloud
16 15 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
17 13 (0.59%) Varnish
18 12 (0.54%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 128 (5.76%) Puppet
2 119 (5.36%) SCCM
3 95 (4.28%) Opscode Chef
4 84 (3.78%) Nagios
5 72 (3.24%) Backup Exec
6 51 (2.30%) SCOM
7 50 (2.25%) WSUS
8 36 (1.62%) NetBackup
9 32 (1.44%) OpenView
10 27 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
10 27 (1.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 24 (1.08%) Tivoli
12 23 (1.04%) ZABBIX
13 18 (0.81%) Cacti
14 16 (0.72%) Munin
15 14 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
16 13 (0.59%) Netcool
17 12 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 11 (0.50%) Netcool/OMNIbus
18 11 (0.50%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 817 (36.79%) VMware
2 601 (27.06%) Microsoft
3 358 (16.12%) Cisco
4 317 (14.27%) Citrix
5 232 (10.45%) Red Hat
6 213 (9.59%) Oracle
7 209 (9.41%) HP
8 170 (7.65%) NetApp
9 107 (4.82%) Symantec
10 96 (4.32%) JBoss
11 87 (3.92%) Dell
12 70 (3.15%) EMC
12 70 (3.15%) IBM
13 49 (2.21%) Juniper
14 48 (2.16%) Sun
15 44 (1.98%) SAP
16 42 (1.89%) F5
17 34 (1.53%) Avaya
18 29 (1.31%) Veeam
19 27 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
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