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 30 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Engineer
Rank 308 308 302
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 999 1098 1227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.02% 1.02% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 1.05% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 828 910 980
Median salary £47,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,450 £28,750 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £56,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +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
94551 104274 117052
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.30% 96.45% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79526 85540 95895
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 +16 953 £47,500 +11.76% 116
London -20 356 £55,000 +13.40% 44
South East -13 244 £47,500 +18.75% 21
South West +38 125 £42,500 +18.05% 9
East of England +44 81 £47,500 +23.37% 17
Berkshire +46 76 £60,000 +33.33% 5
Yorkshire +13 59 £37,500 +7.14% 8
City of London +41 49 £53,750 +16.21% 17
West Yorkshire +18 41 £37,500 +5.15% 3
Gloucestershire +20 39 £46,250 +85.00% 6
Hampshire -40 38 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Cambridgeshire +17 37 £50,000 +23.45% 8
Cambridge +30 36 £50,000 +11.11% 8
Reading +21 36 £60,000 +36.36% 4
Dorset +34 35 £47,500 +11.76%
East Sussex +28 32 £36,250 -9.37% 1
East Midlands -10 30 £38,500 -3.75% 6
Surrey +26 29 £52,500 +19.31% 5
Oxfordshire -12 28 £30,000 -23.07% 1
Leeds -9 27 £40,000 +11.11% 2
Brighton +23 26 £35,000 +14.75%
North West +7 26 £37,500 -6.25% 9
Poole - 26 £47,500 -
West Midlands -28 25 £40,250 +12.98% 1
Essex +17 24 £44,500 +16.33% 3
Manchester +14 23 £37,500 - 6
Hertfordshire +34 20 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Scotland +8 20 £38,750 +19.23% 7
Bristol -4 20 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Wiltshire +13 17 £28,000 -2.60%

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 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.

1 901 (45.07%) Linux
2 859 (42.97%) Windows
3 662 (33.12%) VMware
4 544 (27.21%) Windows Server
5 523 (26.16%) Active Directory
6 519 (25.96%) Microsoft
7 409 (20.46%) VMware Infrastructure
8 367 (18.36%) Python
9 351 (17.56%) Cisco
10 336 (16.81%) Puppet
11 331 (16.56%) Windows Server 2008
12 310 (15.51%) DevOps
13 300 (15.01%) Firewall
14 299 (14.96%) DNS
15 295 (14.76%) ITIL
16 292 (14.61%) MS Excel
17 281 (14.06%) Finance
17 281 (14.06%) Windows Server 2012
18 275 (13.76%) SAN
19 259 (12.96%) SQL
19 259 (12.96%) Opscode Chef
20 252 (12.61%) MS Exchange
21 246 (12.31%) Red Hat
22 244 (12.21%) Degree
23 241 (12.06%) Unix
24 225 (11.26%) SQL Server
25 224 (11.21%) Bash Shell
26 223 (11.16%) Perl
27 220 (11.01%) Amazon AWS
28 219 (10.96%) Data Centre

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
1 252 (12.61%) MS Exchange
2 150 (7.50%) Apache
3 132 (6.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 127 (6.35%) IIS
5 109 (5.45%) SharePoint
6 102 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2013
7 71 (3.55%) Tomcat
8 45 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2007
9 42 (2.10%) Confluence
10 30 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
10 30 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
11 29 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 29 (1.45%) Skype for Business
12 28 (1.40%) JBoss
13 27 (1.35%) OpenStack
14 19 (0.95%) nginx
14 19 (0.95%) Node.js
15 18 (0.90%) Apache Spark
16 16 (0.80%) WebLogic
17 14 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 292 (14.61%) MS Excel
2 107 (5.35%) MS Office
3 14 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.15%) HipChat
6 2 (0.10%) MS Project
6 2 (0.10%) Simulink
7 1 (0.050%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.050%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.050%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.30%) SAP CRM
6 4 (0.20%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.20%) Towers Watson Igloo
7 2 (0.10%) Cognos Planning
7 2 (0.10%) Maximo
7 2 (0.10%) MetaTrader
7 2 (0.10%) ResourceLink
7 2 (0.10%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.050%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.050%) Magento
8 1 (0.050%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.050%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.050%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 220 (11.01%) Amazon AWS
2 98 (4.90%) Office 365
3 86 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 38 (1.90%) Amazon S3
5 32 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
6 30 (1.50%) SaaS
7 22 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (1.05%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 20 (1.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 16 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
10 16 (0.80%) PaaS
10 16 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 11 (0.55%) IaaS
12 6 (0.30%) GitHub
13 4 (0.20%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.15%) Amazon Glacier
14 3 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.15%) Mimecast
15 2 (0.10%) iTunes
15 2 (0.10%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 300 (15.01%) Firewall
2 299 (14.96%) DNS
3 275 (13.76%) SAN
4 187 (9.35%) TCP/IP
5 174 (8.70%) VPN
6 162 (8.10%) WAN
7 143 (7.15%) DHCP
8 133 (6.65%) LAN
9 118 (5.90%) VLAN
10 81 (4.05%) Wireless
11 70 (3.50%) Internet
12 59 (2.95%) Network Security
13 55 (2.75%) LDAP
14 48 (2.40%) VoIP
15 47 (2.35%) NAS
16 41 (2.05%) BGP
16 41 (2.05%) SMTP
17 40 (2.00%) HTTP
18 38 (1.90%) Ethernet
18 38 (1.90%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (11.26%) SQL Server
2 115 (5.75%) MySQL
3 56 (2.80%) Hadoop
4 51 (2.55%) Big Data
5 41 (2.05%) NoSQL
6 37 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 34 (1.70%) MongoDB
7 34 (1.70%) Redis
8 32 (1.60%) GIS
9 24 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
10 16 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
10 16 (0.80%) Relational Database
11 15 (0.75%) Couchbase
11 15 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
12 13 (0.65%) Riak
13 12 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
14 11 (0.55%) CouchDB
15 9 (0.45%) Oracle Database
15 9 (0.45%) SimpleDB
16 5 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 146 (7.30%) Jenkins
2 97 (4.85%) Git (software)
3 82 (4.10%) JIRA
4 59 (2.95%) TeamCity
5 53 (2.65%) Rational DOORS
6 28 (1.40%) Vagrant
7 25 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 19 (0.95%) Subversion
9 15 (0.75%) Maven
9 15 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
10 14 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (0.65%) Selenium
12 11 (0.55%) SonarQube
13 8 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
14 7 (0.35%) Ant
14 7 (0.35%) Robot Framework
15 6 (0.30%) Rational Rhapsody
16 5 (0.25%) CMake
17 4 (0.20%) Bitbucket
17 4 (0.20%) GCC
General
1 281 (14.06%) Finance
2 106 (5.30%) Telecoms
3 77 (3.85%) Banking
4 60 (3.00%) Electronics
5 50 (2.50%) Marketing
6 44 (2.20%) Law
7 38 (1.90%) Manufacturing
8 36 (1.80%) Games
9 32 (1.60%) Aerospace
10 29 (1.45%) Publishing
11 28 (1.40%) Retail
12 22 (1.10%) Back Office
13 21 (1.05%) Automotive
14 17 (0.85%) Military
15 15 (0.75%) Advertising
16 12 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
17 10 (0.50%) Legal
18 8 (0.40%) Financial Institution
19 7 (0.35%) Billing
19 7 (0.35%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (4.45%) Web Services
2 66 (3.30%) LAMP
3 58 (2.90%) .NET
4 34 (1.70%) XML
5 31 (1.55%) CSS
6 27 (1.35%) RabbitMQ
7 24 (1.20%) JSON
8 21 (1.05%) MAPI
9 20 (1.00%) HTML
9 20 (1.00%) Middleware
10 17 (0.85%) ActiveMQ
11 14 (0.70%) Kafka
12 12 (0.60%) LEMP Stack
13 11 (0.55%) AngularJS
14 9 (0.45%) Django
15 8 (0.40%) ASP.NET
16 7 (0.35%) jQuery
16 7 (0.35%) SOAP
17 6 (0.30%) Java EE
17 6 (0.30%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 219 (10.96%) Data Centre
2 151 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 127 (6.35%) Computer Science
4 74 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 58 (2.90%) Driving Licence
6 55 (2.75%) Clustering
7 51 (2.55%) Replication
8 50 (2.50%) EMC VNX
9 46 (2.30%) PKI
10 43 (2.15%) EqualLogic
11 39 (1.95%) Blackberry
12 36 (1.80%) Embedded Systems
13 30 (1.50%) Physics
14 25 (1.25%) iPhone
15 22 (1.10%) iPad
16 21 (1.05%) EPoS
16 21 (1.05%) NHS
16 21 (1.05%) PDA
17 20 (1.00%) Fintech
18 19 (0.95%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 901 (45.07%) Linux
2 859 (42.97%) Windows
3 544 (27.21%) Windows Server
4 331 (16.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 281 (14.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 241 (12.06%) Unix
7 172 (8.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 169 (8.45%) Windows 7
9 127 (6.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 102 (5.10%) CentOS
11 65 (3.25%) Ubuntu
12 62 (3.10%) Windows 8
13 56 (2.80%) Solaris
14 52 (2.60%) Windows 10
15 49 (2.45%) Android
16 36 (1.80%) Debian
17 32 (1.60%) Windows XP
18 27 (1.35%) Mac OS X
19 24 (1.20%) SUSE
19 24 (1.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (15.51%) DevOps
2 295 (14.76%) ITIL
3 203 (10.16%) Configuration Management
4 174 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 169 (8.45%) High Availability
6 163 (8.15%) Continuous Integration
7 146 (7.30%) Software Engineering
8 131 (6.55%) Validation
9 100 (5.00%) Open Source
10 92 (4.60%) Project Management
11 83 (4.15%) Migration
12 82 (4.10%) UML
13 81 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
14 75 (3.75%) Service Management
15 74 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
16 73 (3.65%) Load Balancing
17 72 (3.60%) Service Delivery
18 66 (3.30%) Systems Analysis
19 62 (3.10%) Performance Tuning
20 60 (3.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 367 (18.36%) Python
2 259 (12.96%) SQL
3 224 (11.21%) Bash Shell
4 223 (11.16%) Perl
5 196 (9.80%) Java
6 156 (7.80%) C
7 143 (7.15%) Ruby
8 133 (6.65%) PowerShell
9 113 (5.65%) C++
10 89 (4.45%) PHP
11 46 (2.30%) Shell Script
12 45 (2.25%) C#
13 38 (1.90%) JavaScript
13 38 (1.90%) Korn
14 19 (0.95%) VB
15 16 (0.80%) Bourne shell
16 13 (0.65%) Scala
17 10 (0.50%) MATLAB
18 9 (0.45%) Go
19 8 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 244 (12.21%) Degree
2 184 (9.20%) Security Cleared
3 129 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 121 (6.05%) Cisco Certification
5 111 (5.55%) SC Cleared
6 82 (4.10%) MCSE
7 77 (3.85%) CCNP
8 72 (3.60%) CCNA
9 70 (3.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 67 (3.35%) DV Cleared
11 35 (1.75%) MCITP
12 34 (1.70%) MCSA
13 30 (1.50%) MCP
13 30 (1.50%) RHCSA
14 26 (1.30%) CCSP
14 26 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
14 26 (1.30%) RHCE
15 20 (1.00%) CCSE
16 19 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
17 16 (0.80%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (3.10%) QA
2 58 (2.90%) SLA
3 16 (0.80%) JSP 440
4 15 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.55%) ISO 9001
6 11 (0.55%) SAS 70
7 10 (0.50%) ARP4761
7 10 (0.50%) DO-254
8 8 (0.40%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 5 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.20%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.20%) GxP
10 4 (0.20%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.20%) HL7
11 3 (0.15%) MISRA
12 2 (0.10%) Def Stans
12 2 (0.10%) ISO 8583
12 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 14443
13 1 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 523 (26.16%) Active Directory
2 409 (20.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 196 (9.80%) Hyper-V
4 144 (7.20%) vSphere
5 103 (5.15%) Docker
6 77 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
7 61 (3.05%) XenApp
8 59 (2.95%) NFS
9 52 (2.60%) VMware ESX
10 43 (2.15%) Firmware
11 29 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
11 29 (1.45%) Xen
12 23 (1.15%) KVM
13 20 (1.00%) VirtualBox
14 17 (0.85%) iptables
14 17 (0.85%) XenDesktop
15 16 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 14 (0.70%) LXC
17 13 (0.65%) XenServer
18 10 (0.50%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 336 (16.81%) Puppet
2 259 (12.96%) Opscode Chef
3 144 (7.20%) Ansible
4 123 (6.15%) SCCM
5 113 (5.65%) Nagios
6 107 (5.35%) SCOM
7 48 (2.40%) Salt
8 36 (1.80%) Backup Exec
9 35 (1.75%) NetBackup
10 31 (1.55%) ZABBIX
11 28 (1.40%) Graphite
12 26 (1.30%) CFEngine
13 25 (1.25%) Foglight
14 24 (1.20%) WSUS
15 15 (0.75%) vRealize
16 12 (0.60%) Kibana
16 12 (0.60%) Rundeck
16 12 (0.60%) vMotion
17 10 (0.50%) HP SIM
17 10 (0.50%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 662 (33.12%) VMware
2 519 (25.96%) Microsoft
3 351 (17.56%) Cisco
4 246 (12.31%) Red Hat
5 172 (8.60%) Citrix
6 160 (8.00%) HP
7 126 (6.30%) EMC
8 116 (5.80%) NetApp
9 98 (4.90%) Oracle
10 72 (3.60%) Apple
11 68 (3.40%) Dell
12 66 (3.30%) IBM
13 59 (2.95%) Veeam
14 48 (2.40%) CheckPoint
15 44 (2.20%) Google
16 40 (2.00%) Symantec
17 36 (1.80%) Splunk
18 35 (1.75%) Palo Alto
19 33 (1.65%) CommVault
20 30 (1.50%) Juniper
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ballyclare, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + £5.5k bonus, 10% pension etc
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tech
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £250000 - £350000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum + 25 days Holiday + Great career pro
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + excellent progression, training
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £36000 per annum + bonuses
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £45-50,000 + Great Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
East Molesey, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £26k - 30k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent training, progression
Posted: 5 days ago