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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Engineer
Rank 309 262 256
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 1002 1140 1297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.88% 1.07% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 1.14% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 856 998 1110
Average salary £41,750 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.37% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £39,250
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -3.18%

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
107735 100235 112120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.28% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 87213 83254 95688
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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 September 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 September 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 -44 938 £42,000 +5.00% 134
London -25 390 £45,000 - 44
South East -80 189 £37,500 -6.25% 32
Yorkshire +5 99 £40,000 +5.26% 11
East of England -50 92 £40,000 - 5
West Yorkshire +14 80 £40,000 +5.26% 8
Leeds +28 77 £41,000 +17.14% 8
City of London +3 65 £50,000 +21.95% 12
South West -30 65 £35,000 -12.50% 14
Berkshire -18 49 £45,000 -2.17% 9
East Sussex +11 44 £36,250 +31.81% 1
Cambridgeshire -1 44 £37,500 - 5
Brighton +5 43 £35,000 +27.27% 1
West Midlands +3 37 £34,500 +6.15% 4
Cambridge +1 36 £41,250 +3.12% 2
Hampshire -35 36 £31,500 -21.25% 3
North West -33 33 £34,000 +1.49% 13
Reading +5 31 £45,500 +1.11% 1
Surrey -9 26 £44,000 +15.78% 5
East Midlands -34 24 £32,500 -2.25% 7
Hertfordshire -13 21 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Scotland -16 17 £33,750 +3.84% 2
Bedfordshire -19 17 £40,000 -11.11%
South Yorkshire -9 16 £36,000 -10.00% 2
Wales +11 15 £35,000 -30.00% 1
South Wales +8 15 £35,000 -30.00%
Oxfordshire -38 15 £36,000 -10.00% 6
Sheffield -8 14 £36,000 -10.00% 2
Cheshire -12 14 £34,000 +4.61% 1
Bristol -24 14 £42,500 +13.33% 3

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 1112 (50.36%) Windows
2 919 (41.62%) Linux
3 809 (36.64%) VMware
4 597 (27.04%) Microsoft
5 556 (25.18%) Active Directory
6 468 (21.20%) VMware Infrastructure
7 452 (20.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 420 (19.02%) DNS
9 397 (17.98%) UNIX
10 378 (17.12%) MS Exchange
11 371 (16.80%) Degree
12 359 (16.26%) Cisco
13 347 (15.72%) SQL
14 343 (15.53%) TCP/IP
15 336 (15.22%) SAN
16 314 (14.22%) MS Excel
16 314 (14.22%) SQL Server
17 313 (14.18%) ITIL
18 312 (14.13%) Citrix
19 305 (13.81%) Finance
20 298 (13.50%) Windows Server 2003
21 285 (12.91%) Apache
22 274 (12.41%) Firewall
22 274 (12.41%) Java
23 273 (12.36%) DHCP
24 263 (11.91%) Microsoft Certification
25 255 (11.55%) Perl
26 226 (10.24%) Red Hat
27 217 (9.83%) Python
28 213 (9.65%) Oracle

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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
1 378 (17.12%) MS Exchange
2 285 (12.91%) Apache
3 204 (9.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 197 (8.92%) IIS
5 149 (6.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 119 (5.39%) Tomcat
7 104 (4.71%) SharePoint
8 94 (4.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 79 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2003
10 75 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2013
11 56 (2.54%) Node.js
12 40 (1.81%) Lync
13 36 (1.63%) OpenStack
14 26 (1.18%) WebSphere
15 22 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
16 20 (0.91%) WebLogic
16 20 (0.91%) CMS
17 17 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
18 14 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
19 13 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 314 (14.22%) MS Excel
2 137 (6.20%) MS Office
3 38 (1.72%) Simulink
4 17 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.18%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.14%) Maya
7 3 (0.14%) 3ds Max
7 3 (0.14%) CATIA
8 1 (0.045%) NASTRAN
8 1 (0.045%) MS Project
8 1 (0.045%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.045%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 18 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
4 8 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.18%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.091%) SAP PM
7 2 (0.091%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.091%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.091%) SalesLogix
7 2 (0.091%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.045%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.045%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.045%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 74 (3.35%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (2.31%) Office 365
4 35 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
5 34 (1.54%) SaaS
6 30 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (0.68%) Joyent
8 13 (0.59%) IaaS
9 8 (0.36%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.23%) ElastiCache
10 5 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 4 (0.18%) IBM SmartCloud
12 3 (0.14%) Google Apps
13 2 (0.091%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.091%) PaaS
13 2 (0.091%) Google Compute Engine
14 1 (0.045%) AWS Data Pipeline
14 1 (0.045%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.045%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.045%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 420 (19.02%) DNS
2 343 (15.53%) TCP/IP
3 336 (15.22%) SAN
4 274 (12.41%) Firewall
5 273 (12.36%) DHCP
6 206 (9.33%) WAN
7 205 (9.28%) LAN
8 180 (8.15%) VPN
9 131 (5.93%) Internet
10 115 (5.21%) HTTP
11 87 (3.94%) NAS
12 85 (3.85%) LDAP
13 79 (3.58%) VoIP
14 64 (2.90%) VLAN
15 57 (2.58%) FTP
15 57 (2.58%) SSL
16 51 (2.31%) Wireless
17 50 (2.26%) SSH
18 45 (2.04%) Network Security
19 44 (1.99%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 314 (14.22%) SQL Server
2 202 (9.15%) MySQL
3 91 (4.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 75 (3.40%) SQL Server 2005
5 49 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
6 33 (1.49%) Relational Database
7 26 (1.18%) Oracle Database
8 25 (1.13%) SQL Server 2000
9 21 (0.95%) MongoDB
10 20 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
11 18 (0.82%) Hadoop
11 18 (0.82%) Big Data
12 17 (0.77%) RDBMS
13 15 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
14 14 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 13 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
16 11 (0.50%) Redis
17 9 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
18 8 (0.36%) Mahout
19 7 (0.32%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 81 (3.67%) Rational DOORS
2 52 (2.36%) JIRA
3 41 (1.86%) Git (software)
4 39 (1.77%) Jenkins
5 29 (1.31%) Subversion
6 26 (1.18%) TeamCity
7 18 (0.82%) Rational Rhapsody
8 17 (0.77%) Selenium
9 16 (0.72%) Maven
10 12 (0.54%) WebDriver
10 12 (0.54%) SpecFlow
11 11 (0.50%) Ant
12 8 (0.36%) Log4j
12 8 (0.36%) Talend Open Studio
12 8 (0.36%) JConsole
13 7 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (0.32%) Gerrit
13 7 (0.32%) InstallShield
14 6 (0.27%) Visual Studio
15 5 (0.23%) MSBuild
General
1 305 (13.81%) Finance
2 135 (6.11%) Telecoms
3 88 (3.99%) Electronics
3 88 (3.99%) Aerospace
4 43 (1.95%) Military
5 40 (1.81%) Manufacturing
6 37 (1.68%) Marketing
6 37 (1.68%) Banking
7 31 (1.40%) Games
8 29 (1.31%) Retail
9 25 (1.13%) Automotive
10 24 (1.09%) Avionics
11 22 (1.00%) Advertising
12 18 (0.82%) Publishing
13 13 (0.59%) Legal
14 12 (0.54%) Law
15 11 (0.50%) German Language
15 11 (0.50%) Back Office
16 10 (0.45%) Billing
17 8 (0.36%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (4.44%) .NET
2 88 (3.99%) LAMP
3 74 (3.35%) Web Services
4 60 (2.72%) XML
5 44 (1.99%) ASP.NET
6 42 (1.90%) ActiveMQ
7 41 (1.86%) RabbitMQ
8 38 (1.72%) J2EE
9 29 (1.31%) JSON
9 29 (1.31%) Middleware
10 28 (1.27%) CSS
11 23 (1.04%) .NET Framework
12 18 (0.82%) HTML
13 17 (0.77%) JMX
14 16 (0.72%) jQuery
15 12 (0.54%) Memcached
15 12 (0.54%) Software Packaging
16 11 (0.50%) SOAP
16 11 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
17 10 (0.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 98 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (3.89%) Computer Science
3 85 (3.85%) Clustering
4 70 (3.17%) Management Information System
5 68 (3.08%) Blackberry
6 61 (2.76%) Open Source
7 47 (2.13%) Replication
8 46 (2.08%) Hedge funds
9 44 (1.99%) Mathematics
10 40 (1.81%) Firmware
11 32 (1.45%) Digital Media
12 29 (1.31%) Embedded Systems
13 28 (1.27%) Mobile App
14 25 (1.13%) Physics
15 20 (0.91%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 20 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
16 19 (0.86%) STB
17 17 (0.77%) CCTV
17 17 (0.77%) EqualLogic
18 15 (0.68%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1112 (50.36%) Windows
2 919 (41.62%) Linux
3 452 (20.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 397 (17.98%) UNIX
5 298 (13.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 196 (8.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 163 (7.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 140 (6.34%) Solaris
9 113 (5.12%) Windows 7
10 98 (4.44%) Ubuntu
11 89 (4.03%) CentOS
12 66 (2.99%) Debian
13 40 (1.81%) Windows XP
14 39 (1.77%) Windows 8
15 26 (1.18%) Windows 2000 Server
16 18 (0.82%) HPUX
17 15 (0.68%) Android
18 12 (0.54%) Mac OS X
18 12 (0.54%) AIX
19 11 (0.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (14.18%) ITIL
2 150 (6.79%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (6.79%) DevOps
3 117 (5.30%) Project Management
4 116 (5.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 115 (5.21%) Service Delivery
6 108 (4.89%) Capacity Planning
6 108 (4.89%) Load Balancing
7 105 (4.76%) Incident Management
8 100 (4.53%) E-Commerce
8 100 (4.53%) Software Engineering
9 91 (4.12%) Configuration Management
10 80 (3.62%) Mentoring
11 71 (3.22%) Validation
12 61 (2.76%) Change Management
13 60 (2.72%) Migration
14 54 (2.45%) Service Management
15 53 (2.40%) UML
16 47 (2.13%) Problem Management
17 46 (2.08%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 347 (15.72%) SQL
2 274 (12.41%) Java
3 255 (11.55%) Perl
4 217 (9.83%) Python
5 176 (7.97%) Bash Shell
6 169 (7.65%) PowerShell
7 133 (6.02%) C++
8 109 (4.94%) C
8 109 (4.94%) PHP
9 97 (4.39%) Ruby
10 71 (3.22%) C#
11 64 (2.90%) Shell Script
12 61 (2.76%) JavaScript
13 59 (2.67%) MATLAB
14 38 (1.72%) VBScript
15 32 (1.45%) VB
16 16 (0.72%) T-SQL
16 16 (0.72%) Scala
17 14 (0.63%) VB.NET
18 11 (0.50%) Korn
Qualifications
1 371 (16.80%) Degree
2 263 (11.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 162 (7.34%) MCSE
4 159 (7.20%) Cisco Certification
5 133 (6.02%) CCNA
5 133 (6.02%) Security Cleared
6 108 (4.89%) MCSA
6 108 (4.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 83 (3.76%) MCITP
8 66 (2.99%) SC Cleared
9 61 (2.76%) MCP
10 49 (2.22%) CCNP
11 45 (2.04%) MCTS
12 32 (1.45%) RHCE
13 31 (1.40%) DV Cleared
14 30 (1.36%) Citrix Certification
15 19 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
15 19 (0.86%) CCA
16 16 (0.72%) NCDA
16 16 (0.72%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (2.85%) SLA
2 57 (2.58%) QA
3 24 (1.09%) PCI DSS
4 13 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.50%) IEC 61508
6 7 (0.32%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.18%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.091%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 2 (0.091%) GAMP
10 2 (0.091%) GCP
10 2 (0.091%) GMP
10 2 (0.091%) DO-178B
11 1 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 556 (25.18%) Active Directory
2 468 (21.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 198 (8.97%) Hyper-V
4 121 (5.48%) XenApp
5 119 (5.39%) VMware ESX
6 100 (4.53%) vSphere
7 71 (3.22%) VMware ESXi
8 40 (1.81%) XenDesktop
9 35 (1.59%) KVM
10 29 (1.31%) MetaFrame
11 25 (1.13%) XenServer
12 23 (1.04%) Xen
13 19 (0.86%) NFS
13 19 (0.86%) Terminal Services
14 18 (0.82%) ISA Server
14 18 (0.82%) Postfix
15 16 (0.72%) VMware Server
16 15 (0.68%) vCloud
17 13 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
18 12 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 123 (5.57%) Puppet
2 107 (4.85%) SCCM
3 90 (4.08%) Nagios
4 81 (3.67%) Opscode Chef
5 67 (3.03%) Backup Exec
6 51 (2.31%) WSUS
7 46 (2.08%) SCOM
8 36 (1.63%) NetBackup
9 26 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
10 25 (1.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 25 (1.13%) OpenView
11 18 (0.82%) ZABBIX
12 17 (0.77%) Tivoli
13 16 (0.72%) Cacti
14 14 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
15 10 (0.45%) Munin
16 9 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 8 (0.36%) Ansible
18 7 (0.32%) Graylog2
18 7 (0.32%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 809 (36.64%) VMware
2 597 (27.04%) Microsoft
3 359 (16.26%) Cisco
4 312 (14.13%) Citrix
5 226 (10.24%) Red Hat
6 213 (9.65%) Oracle
7 198 (8.97%) HP
8 165 (7.47%) NetApp
9 100 (4.53%) Symantec
10 93 (4.21%) Dell
11 85 (3.85%) JBoss
12 78 (3.53%) EMC
13 62 (2.81%) IBM
14 45 (2.04%) Juniper
15 44 (1.99%) SAP
16 42 (1.90%) F5
17 39 (1.77%) Sun
18 34 (1.54%) Avaya
19 30 (1.36%) Reuters
19 30 (1.36%) SolarWinds
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