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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Engineer
Rank 294 319 248
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -71
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 1078 983 1196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.98% 0.86% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 0.91% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 916 829 1050
Average salary £42,500 £40,805 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.15% +2.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 August 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 August 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 +33 1018 £42,500 +1.19% 136
London +12 382 £50,000 +11.11% 38
South East +85 283 £40,000 - 32
South West +21 111 £37,500 - 22
East of England +9 101 £40,000 - 16
Hampshire +43 65 £35,000 +11.64% 8
Surrey +43 64 £38,500 -3.75% 6
City of London +6 49 £45,000 -10.00% 6
North West +9 45 £38,750 +10.71% 9
Bristol +2 41 £42,500 +9.67% 4
East Midlands +11 39 £33,574 +3.30% 8
Berkshire -4 37 £53,750 +19.44% 5
Cambridgeshire +13 36 £40,000 +6.66% 9
Yorkshire -41 35 £41,250 +3.12% 3
Oxfordshire +28 33 £42,500 +8.28% 6
Manchester +15 30 £34,500 -1.42% 4
Essex +12 30 £39,600 -20.80%
Cambridge +13 29 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Scotland +15 28 £35,000 - 3
Hertfordshire -2 26 £42,500 -5.55% 5
Gloucestershire +1 25 £47,500 +3.26% 2
West Midlands -15 24 £28,000 -17.03% 7
Kent +23 22 £38,750 +23.01%
West Yorkshire -42 21 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Redhill - 21 £37,500 - 1
Edinburgh +3 19 £35,000 +20.68% 2
Leeds -29 19 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Buckinghamshire +1 18 £43,625 +39.60% 2
Devon 0 17 £28,000 +12.00% 5
East Sussex -7 17 £30,500 -23.75% 2

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1190 (55.09%) Windows
2 876 (40.56%) Linux
3 776 (35.93%) VMware
4 697 (32.27%) Microsoft
5 577 (26.71%) Active Directory
6 507 (23.47%) VMware Infrastructure
7 493 (22.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 430 (19.91%) Firewall
9 411 (19.03%) Cisco
10 404 (18.70%) DNS
11 391 (18.10%) SQL
12 386 (17.87%) Windows Server 2012
13 384 (17.78%) SAN
14 372 (17.22%) ITIL
15 369 (17.08%) SQL Server
16 367 (16.99%) MS Exchange
17 355 (16.44%) MS Excel
18 346 (16.02%) Python
19 329 (15.23%) Finance
20 327 (15.14%) TCP/IP
21 307 (14.21%) Degree
22 290 (13.43%) DevOps
23 289 (13.38%) Perl
24 280 (12.96%) Puppet
25 266 (12.31%) UNIX
26 254 (11.76%) Red Hat
27 238 (11.02%) Microsoft Certification
28 237 (10.97%) Data Centre
29 235 (10.88%) PowerShell
30 222 (10.28%) Apache

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 367 (16.99%) MS Exchange
2 222 (10.28%) Apache
3 212 (9.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 209 (9.68%) IIS
5 106 (4.91%) SharePoint
6 103 (4.77%) Tomcat
6 103 (4.77%) Exchange Server 2013
7 87 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2007
8 86 (3.98%) Lync
9 59 (2.73%) nginx
10 56 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2003
11 48 (2.22%) JBoss
12 32 (1.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 27 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
14 25 (1.16%) Confluence
14 25 (1.16%) OpenStack
15 21 (0.97%) CMS
16 20 (0.93%) Drupal
17 18 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
18 17 (0.79%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 355 (16.44%) MS Excel
2 163 (7.55%) MS Office
3 29 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.46%) MS Project
6 7 (0.32%) AutoCAD
6 7 (0.32%) Simulink
7 5 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.23%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.093%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 8 (0.37%) LabWindows
2 7 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
3 6 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.28%) Infor CRM
4 5 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.093%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.046%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.046%) RMDS
6 1 (0.046%) Magento
6 1 (0.046%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.046%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 178 (8.24%) Amazon AWS
2 93 (4.31%) Office 365
3 53 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 50 (2.31%) SaaS
5 38 (1.76%) PaaS
5 38 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (0.79%) IaaS
7 13 (0.60%) GitHub
8 11 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
10 9 (0.42%) Amazon S3
11 8 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
11 8 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 7 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
13 6 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 6 (0.28%) Joyent
14 5 (0.23%) SoftLayer
14 5 (0.23%) Google App Engine
15 4 (0.19%) Google Apps
16 3 (0.14%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 430 (19.91%) Firewall
2 404 (18.70%) DNS
3 384 (17.78%) SAN
4 327 (15.14%) TCP/IP
5 179 (8.29%) LAN
6 175 (8.10%) WAN
6 175 (8.10%) DHCP
7 142 (6.57%) VPN
8 119 (5.51%) Internet
9 113 (5.23%) VoIP
10 80 (3.70%) VLAN
11 72 (3.33%) SSL
12 61 (2.82%) Wireless
13 57 (2.64%) NAS
14 56 (2.59%) HTTP
15 54 (2.50%) SMTP
15 54 (2.50%) iSCSI
16 52 (2.41%) LDAP
17 42 (1.94%) BGP
18 35 (1.62%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 369 (17.08%) SQL Server
2 219 (10.14%) MySQL
3 69 (3.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 47 (2.18%) MongoDB
5 36 (1.67%) Big Data
6 35 (1.62%) Relational Database
7 31 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
8 26 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
8 26 (1.20%) Oracle Database
9 25 (1.16%) Redis
10 24 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 18 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
11 18 (0.83%) NoSQL
12 15 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 14 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
14 13 (0.60%) Hadoop
15 12 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 11 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
17 10 (0.46%) DB2
17 10 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 72 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 65 (3.01%) Subversion
3 62 (2.87%) Rational DOORS
4 59 (2.73%) Jenkins
5 34 (1.57%) JIRA
6 25 (1.16%) TeamCity
7 15 (0.69%) Visual Studio
7 15 (0.69%) LabVIEW
8 9 (0.42%) Bugzilla
9 8 (0.37%) Selenium
10 7 (0.32%) Talend Open Studio
10 7 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (0.28%) Mercurial
11 6 (0.28%) Ant
11 6 (0.28%) Maven
11 6 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.19%) Hudson
13 3 (0.14%) Rational Rhapsody
13 3 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 329 (15.23%) Finance
2 133 (6.16%) Telecoms
3 72 (3.33%) Electronics
4 67 (3.10%) Banking
5 58 (2.69%) Retail
6 53 (2.45%) Back Office
7 39 (1.81%) Manufacturing
8 36 (1.67%) Financial Institution
9 34 (1.57%) Automotive
9 34 (1.57%) Marketing
10 30 (1.39%) Law
10 30 (1.39%) Games
11 29 (1.34%) Military
12 24 (1.11%) Front Office
13 19 (0.88%) Legal
14 15 (0.69%) Aerospace
15 13 (0.60%) Advertising
15 13 (0.60%) German Language
16 8 (0.37%) French Language
16 8 (0.37%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (4.49%) .NET
2 90 (4.17%) Web Services
3 54 (2.50%) LAMP
4 45 (2.08%) ASP.NET
5 41 (1.90%) HTML
6 38 (1.76%) CSS
7 28 (1.30%) Middleware
8 27 (1.25%) JSP
9 25 (1.16%) XML
10 19 (0.88%) FIX Protocol
11 18 (0.83%) Software Packaging
11 18 (0.83%) Ajax
11 18 (0.83%) REST
12 12 (0.56%) OAuth
12 12 (0.56%) .NET Framework
12 12 (0.56%) SAML
13 11 (0.51%) Classic ASP
13 11 (0.51%) Sensu
14 10 (0.46%) RabbitMQ
15 8 (0.37%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 237 (10.97%) Data Centre
2 135 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 126 (5.83%) Computer Science
4 96 (4.44%) Management Information System
5 73 (3.38%) Clustering
6 64 (2.96%) Replication
7 44 (2.04%) EqualLogic
8 40 (1.85%) Blackberry
9 38 (1.76%) Statistics
10 37 (1.71%) Hedge funds
11 34 (1.57%) Mathematics
12 27 (1.25%) Fat Client
12 27 (1.25%) Thin Client
13 25 (1.16%) Embedded Systems
14 24 (1.11%) Physics
15 23 (1.06%) iPhone
16 21 (0.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 20 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
18 19 (0.88%) Digital Media
18 19 (0.88%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1190 (55.09%) Windows
2 876 (40.56%) Linux
3 493 (22.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 386 (17.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 266 (12.31%) UNIX
6 204 (9.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 204 (9.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 132 (6.11%) CentOS
8 119 (5.51%) Windows 7
9 90 (4.17%) Solaris
10 82 (3.80%) Ubuntu
11 68 (3.15%) Windows XP
12 55 (2.55%) Debian
13 45 (2.08%) Windows 8
14 31 (1.44%) Fedora
15 25 (1.16%) Mac OS X
16 24 (1.11%) AIX
17 22 (1.02%) Windows 2000
18 19 (0.88%) Android
19 14 (0.65%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 372 (17.22%) ITIL
2 290 (13.43%) DevOps
3 177 (8.19%) Project Management
4 174 (8.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 167 (7.73%) Agile Software Development
6 155 (7.18%) Configuration Management
7 106 (4.91%) Change Management
8 92 (4.26%) Software Engineering
9 91 (4.21%) Service Management
10 90 (4.17%) Incident Management
11 89 (4.12%) E-Commerce
12 84 (3.89%) Validation
13 73 (3.38%) Migration
14 71 (3.29%) Open Source
15 63 (2.92%) Information Security
15 63 (2.92%) Mentoring
16 61 (2.82%) Change Control
17 59 (2.73%) Performance Tuning
18 57 (2.64%) Capacity Planning
19 52 (2.41%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 391 (18.10%) SQL
2 346 (16.02%) Python
3 289 (13.38%) Perl
4 235 (10.88%) PowerShell
5 208 (9.63%) Bash Shell
6 182 (8.43%) Java
7 134 (6.20%) Ruby
8 130 (6.02%) C
9 107 (4.95%) Shell Script
10 101 (4.68%) PHP
11 94 (4.35%) C++
12 70 (3.24%) C#
13 63 (2.92%) JavaScript
14 31 (1.44%) Korn
15 29 (1.34%) VBScript
16 22 (1.02%) MATLAB
17 15 (0.69%) VB
17 15 (0.69%) PL/SQL
18 13 (0.60%) Bourne shell
19 7 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 307 (14.21%) Degree
2 238 (11.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 182 (8.43%) Security Cleared
4 170 (7.87%) MCSE
5 153 (7.08%) Cisco Certification
6 113 (5.23%) SC Cleared
7 110 (5.09%) CCNA
8 90 (4.17%) MCP
9 82 (3.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 80 (3.70%) CCNP
11 73 (3.38%) MCSA
11 73 (3.38%) MCITP
12 60 (2.78%) DV Cleared
13 36 (1.67%) MCTS
14 30 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
15 21 (0.97%) CISSP
16 16 (0.74%) HND
16 16 (0.74%) ISTQB
17 15 (0.69%) CCIE
18 13 (0.60%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (2.87%) SLA
2 52 (2.41%) QA
3 47 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 43 (1.99%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.23%) ISO 9002
6 5 (0.23%) ISO 14001
6 5 (0.23%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.19%) IEC 61508
8 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
9 2 (0.093%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.093%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.046%) COBIT
10 1 (0.046%) ARP4754
10 1 (0.046%) ARP4761
10 1 (0.046%) JTAG
System Software
1 577 (26.71%) Active Directory
2 507 (23.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 206 (9.54%) Hyper-V
4 114 (5.28%) vSphere
5 92 (4.26%) VMware ESX
6 83 (3.84%) XenApp
7 52 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
8 46 (2.13%) Varnish
9 38 (1.76%) Microsoft App-V
10 32 (1.48%) NFS
11 29 (1.34%) KVM
12 26 (1.20%) Firmware
13 25 (1.16%) Xen
14 21 (0.97%) VirtualBox
15 19 (0.88%) UAG
16 18 (0.83%) iptables
17 17 (0.79%) Terminal Services
18 16 (0.74%) DFS Replication
19 14 (0.65%) XenDesktop
19 14 (0.65%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 280 (12.96%) Puppet
2 205 (9.49%) Opscode Chef
3 144 (6.67%) SCCM
4 126 (5.83%) Nagios
5 100 (4.63%) SCOM
6 72 (3.33%) Ansible
7 51 (2.36%) ZABBIX
8 41 (1.90%) Graphite
9 37 (1.71%) Salt
10 35 (1.62%) HAProxy
11 27 (1.25%) WSUS
12 26 (1.20%) NetBackup
13 24 (1.11%) Backup Exec
14 22 (1.02%) logstash
15 20 (0.93%) SCVMM
16 18 (0.83%) Kibana
17 17 (0.79%) Vagrant
17 17 (0.79%) Tivoli
18 16 (0.74%) Cacti
18 16 (0.74%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 776 (35.93%) VMware
2 697 (32.27%) Microsoft
3 411 (19.03%) Cisco
4 254 (11.76%) Red Hat
5 191 (8.84%) HP
6 188 (8.70%) Citrix
7 154 (7.13%) Oracle
8 144 (6.67%) NetApp
9 106 (4.91%) EMC
10 102 (4.72%) Dell
11 88 (4.07%) IBM
12 70 (3.24%) Juniper
13 42 (1.94%) Avaya
14 39 (1.81%) Symantec
15 35 (1.62%) CheckPoint
16 33 (1.53%) Apple
17 32 (1.48%) 3PAR
18 31 (1.44%) ServiceNow
19 27 (1.25%) Splunk
19 27 (1.25%) Reuters
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