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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Engineer
Rank 306 282 266
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 1033 1110 1110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.96% 0.99% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 1.05% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 838 911 940
Average salary £44,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,725 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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
101979 105886 103172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83486 85576 86253
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -6 991 £44,000 +3.52% 154
London +6 406 £47,500 - 57
South East -28 233 £42,500 +6.25% 48
City of London +34 90 £45,000 -10.00% 21
South West -8 77 £37,500 -6.25% 12
East of England -23 71 £40,000 - 9
Hampshire +11 63 £40,000 +18.51% 13
Yorkshire +24 60 £43,750 +25.53% 7
East Midlands -8 54 £40,000 +9.58% 6
Berkshire -9 50 £46,500 +9.41% 11
West Yorkshire +26 48 £48,500 +39.16% 6
Leeds +30 41 £50,000 +41.14% 5
West Midlands +3 41 £38,500 -9.41% 5
North West +14 40 £40,000 +14.28% 7
Oxfordshire +6 32 £36,250 -9.37% 8
Surrey -10 32 £39,250 -1.87% 8
Cambridgeshire +20 29 £55,000 +22.22% 5
Manchester +27 25 £40,000 +23.07% 3
Essex +8 24 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Reading -4 24 £46,500 +5.68% 6
Leicestershire +14 23 £39,000 +3.31% 2
Bristol +5 22 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Cambridge +8 18 £53,750 +19.44% 5
Nottinghamshire -13 17 £40,000 +5.26%
Leicester +9 16 £40,500 +7.28% 1
Birmingham +7 16 £37,500 -43.39%
East Sussex -4 16 £41,500 +3.75% 5
Dorset -15 16 £38,750 +55.00% 2
Kent +32 15 £36,500 +3.54%
Gloucestershire -7 13 £37,500 -18.47% 5

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1120 (52.81%) Windows
2 830 (39.13%) Linux
3 797 (37.58%) VMware
4 639 (30.13%) Microsoft
5 552 (26.03%) Active Directory
6 506 (23.86%) VMware Infrastructure
7 448 (21.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 411 (19.38%) SAN
9 367 (17.30%) Degree
10 356 (16.78%) Cisco
10 356 (16.78%) TCP/IP
11 350 (16.50%) DNS
12 347 (16.36%) Firewall
13 341 (16.08%) MS Exchange
14 332 (15.65%) SQL Server
15 321 (15.13%) MS Excel
16 319 (15.04%) ITIL
17 316 (14.90%) Finance
18 315 (14.85%) Windows Server 2012
19 313 (14.76%) SQL
20 279 (13.15%) UNIX
21 254 (11.98%) Perl
22 248 (11.69%) Windows Server 2003
23 239 (11.27%) Python
24 237 (11.17%) Citrix
25 232 (10.94%) DevOps
26 230 (10.84%) Java
27 221 (10.42%) Project Management
28 216 (10.18%) Apache
28 216 (10.18%) Security Cleared

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 341 (16.08%) MS Exchange
2 216 (10.18%) Apache
3 202 (9.52%) IIS
4 185 (8.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 89 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 78 (3.68%) Tomcat
7 65 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2013
8 62 (2.92%) SharePoint
9 60 (2.83%) Lync
10 57 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2003
11 48 (2.26%) nginx
12 47 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 33 (1.56%) JBoss
14 32 (1.51%) OpenStack
15 20 (0.94%) WebSphere
16 17 (0.80%) WebLogic
17 16 (0.75%) Apache Solr
18 15 (0.71%) Confluence
18 15 (0.71%) CMS
18 15 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 321 (15.13%) MS Excel
2 140 (6.60%) MS Office
3 22 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 20 (0.94%) Simulink
5 7 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.19%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.14%) Abaqus
8 2 (0.094%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.094%) MS Project
8 2 (0.094%) Windchill
9 1 (0.047%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 8 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
2 6 (0.28%) LabWindows
3 5 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
4 4 (0.19%) Fredhopper
4 4 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.094%) assyst
6 2 (0.094%) Maximo
6 2 (0.094%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.047%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.047%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.047%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.047%) Magento
7 1 (0.047%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.047%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 80 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (3.16%) SaaS
3 62 (2.92%) Office 365
4 52 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
5 50 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
6 29 (1.37%) PaaS
7 24 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
8 18 (0.85%) IaaS
9 11 (0.52%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.33%) SoftLayer
11 5 (0.24%) GitHub
11 5 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.19%) Joyent
12 4 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.14%) ElastiCache
13 3 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 2 (0.094%) Google Apps
15 1 (0.047%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 411 (19.38%) SAN
2 356 (16.78%) TCP/IP
3 350 (16.50%) DNS
4 347 (16.36%) Firewall
5 195 (9.19%) DHCP
6 163 (7.69%) LAN
7 159 (7.50%) WAN
8 150 (7.07%) VPN
9 111 (5.23%) VoIP
10 90 (4.24%) HTTP
11 75 (3.54%) Internet
12 64 (3.02%) NAS
13 63 (2.97%) VLAN
14 59 (2.78%) Wireless
15 55 (2.59%) SSL
16 54 (2.55%) LDAP
17 47 (2.22%) SMTP
18 46 (2.17%) FTP
19 43 (2.03%) Network Security
20 37 (1.74%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 332 (15.65%) SQL Server
2 209 (9.85%) MySQL
3 46 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 37 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
5 36 (1.70%) Relational Database
6 34 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
7 29 (1.37%) Big Data
8 22 (1.04%) NoSQL
9 19 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
10 18 (0.85%) Hadoop
11 17 (0.80%) MongoDB
11 17 (0.80%) DB2
12 15 (0.71%) Oracle Database
13 13 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 12 (0.57%) RDBMS
15 10 (0.47%) Redis
15 10 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
16 9 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
17 7 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 6 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 122 (5.75%) Rational DOORS
2 60 (2.83%) Subversion
3 44 (2.07%) Jenkins
4 43 (2.03%) Git (software)
5 22 (1.04%) JIRA
6 17 (0.80%) TeamCity
7 11 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 11 (0.52%) Maven
7 11 (0.52%) Visual Studio
8 9 (0.42%) TestDirector
8 9 (0.42%) LabVIEW
8 9 (0.42%) Hudson
9 8 (0.38%) Talend Open Studio
10 6 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.24%) MSBuild
11 5 (0.24%) Selenium
12 4 (0.19%) GNU Toolchain
12 4 (0.19%) GCC
12 4 (0.19%) Ant
12 4 (0.19%) LLVM
General
1 316 (14.90%) Finance
2 107 (5.04%) Telecoms
3 70 (3.30%) Retail
4 69 (3.25%) Banking
5 63 (2.97%) Electronics
6 38 (1.79%) Games
7 34 (1.60%) Automotive
8 29 (1.37%) Aerospace
8 29 (1.37%) Back Office
8 29 (1.37%) Marketing
9 26 (1.23%) Law
10 25 (1.18%) Manufacturing
10 25 (1.18%) Advertising
10 25 (1.18%) Military
11 21 (0.99%) Spanish Language
12 20 (0.94%) Legal
13 16 (0.75%) Financial Institution
14 15 (0.71%) French Language
15 14 (0.66%) Investment Banking
16 10 (0.47%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (4.05%) Web Services
2 76 (3.58%) .NET
3 43 (2.03%) LAMP
4 34 (1.60%) XML
5 33 (1.56%) HTML
6 31 (1.46%) ASP.NET
6 31 (1.46%) CSS
7 19 (0.90%) JSP
8 16 (0.75%) ActiveMQ
8 16 (0.75%) Software Packaging
9 15 (0.71%) .NET Framework
10 14 (0.66%) Middleware
11 12 (0.57%) Ajax
11 12 (0.57%) MAPI
12 10 (0.47%) J2EE
13 8 (0.38%) Oracle Fusion
13 8 (0.38%) REST
14 7 (0.33%) RabbitMQ
15 6 (0.28%) JSON
15 6 (0.28%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 140 (6.60%) Clustering
2 123 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
3 121 (5.70%) Computer Science
4 106 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 72 (3.39%) Blackberry
6 67 (3.16%) Replication
7 60 (2.83%) Open Source
8 41 (1.93%) Mathematics
9 32 (1.51%) Fat Client
9 32 (1.51%) Thin Client
10 31 (1.46%) Hedge funds
11 27 (1.27%) Embedded Systems
12 25 (1.18%) Physics
12 25 (1.18%) GIS
13 23 (1.08%) Algorithms
14 22 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
14 22 (1.04%) EqualLogic
15 21 (0.99%) PKI
16 18 (0.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 17 (0.80%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1120 (52.81%) Windows
2 830 (39.13%) Linux
3 448 (21.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 315 (14.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 279 (13.15%) UNIX
6 248 (11.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 204 (9.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 145 (6.84%) CentOS
9 139 (6.55%) Windows 7
10 77 (3.63%) Solaris
11 66 (3.11%) Windows 8
12 61 (2.88%) Ubuntu
13 37 (1.74%) Windows XP
14 36 (1.70%) Android
15 30 (1.41%) Mac OS X
15 30 (1.41%) Debian
16 26 (1.23%) Windows 2000
16 26 (1.23%) Windows Vista
17 15 (0.71%) AIX
18 13 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (15.04%) ITIL
2 232 (10.94%) DevOps
3 221 (10.42%) Project Management
4 150 (7.07%) Configuration Management
5 135 (6.36%) Disaster Recovery
6 114 (5.37%) Software Engineering
7 108 (5.09%) Service Delivery
8 106 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
9 96 (4.53%) Validation
10 90 (4.24%) Change Management
11 85 (4.01%) E-Commerce
12 69 (3.25%) Mentoring
13 68 (3.21%) Use Case
14 62 (2.92%) Load Balancing
14 62 (2.92%) UML
15 59 (2.78%) Requirements Management
16 56 (2.64%) Incident Management
17 55 (2.59%) Problem Management
17 55 (2.59%) Performance Tuning
18 46 (2.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 313 (14.76%) SQL
2 254 (11.98%) Perl
3 239 (11.27%) Python
4 230 (10.84%) Java
5 187 (8.82%) PowerShell
6 151 (7.12%) Bash Shell
7 139 (6.55%) C
8 127 (5.99%) PHP
9 96 (4.53%) Shell Script
10 78 (3.68%) C++
11 64 (3.02%) Ruby
12 55 (2.59%) JavaScript
13 47 (2.22%) C#
14 35 (1.65%) MATLAB
15 24 (1.13%) VB
16 15 (0.71%) VBScript
16 15 (0.71%) Korn
17 11 (0.52%) AWK
18 10 (0.47%) PL/SQL
19 8 (0.38%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 367 (17.30%) Degree
2 216 (10.18%) Security Cleared
3 195 (9.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 153 (7.21%) Cisco Certification
4 153 (7.21%) SC Cleared
5 147 (6.93%) MCSE
6 112 (5.28%) CCNA
7 95 (4.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 82 (3.87%) DV Cleared
9 73 (3.44%) MCSA
10 66 (3.11%) CCNP
11 60 (2.83%) MCITP
12 32 (1.51%) MCP
13 19 (0.90%) Citrix Certification
13 19 (0.90%) Chartered Engineer
14 18 (0.85%) ISTQB
15 17 (0.80%) MCTS
16 15 (0.71%) CCA
17 14 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
17 14 (0.66%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (3.68%) SLA
2 70 (3.30%) PCI DSS
3 63 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 47 (2.22%) QA
5 15 (0.71%) JSP 440
6 12 (0.57%) IEC 61508
7 11 (0.52%) DO-254
8 9 (0.42%) DO-178B
8 9 (0.42%) ISO 9000
9 6 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.24%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
12 2 (0.094%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.094%) ISO 9002
12 2 (0.094%) DO-160
13 1 (0.047%) JTAG
13 1 (0.047%) BS25999
13 1 (0.047%) GAMP
System Software
1 552 (26.03%) Active Directory
2 506 (23.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 183 (8.63%) Hyper-V
4 138 (6.51%) vSphere
5 102 (4.81%) XenApp
6 97 (4.57%) VMware ESX
7 68 (3.21%) Firmware
8 67 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
9 31 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
10 29 (1.37%) XenServer
10 29 (1.37%) KVM
11 26 (1.23%) XenDesktop
12 23 (1.08%) NFS
12 23 (1.08%) Varnish
13 19 (0.90%) vCloud
13 19 (0.90%) ISA Server
14 15 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 15 (0.71%) VMware Server
15 12 (0.57%) Xen
15 12 (0.57%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 196 (9.24%) Puppet
2 171 (8.06%) SCCM
3 134 (6.32%) Opscode Chef
4 111 (5.23%) SCOM
5 101 (4.76%) Nagios
6 54 (2.55%) Backup Exec
7 48 (2.26%) ZABBIX
8 35 (1.65%) Ansible
9 33 (1.56%) WSUS
10 32 (1.51%) Cacti
11 28 (1.32%) NetBackup
12 24 (1.13%) Salt
13 21 (0.99%) Graphite
13 21 (0.99%) OpenView
14 15 (0.71%) CFEngine
14 15 (0.71%) logstash
15 13 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 12 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
16 12 (0.57%) Kibana
16 12 (0.57%) Opsview
Vendors
1 797 (37.58%) VMware
2 639 (30.13%) Microsoft
3 356 (16.78%) Cisco
4 237 (11.17%) Citrix
5 212 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 196 (9.24%) HP
7 144 (6.79%) Oracle
8 108 (5.09%) Dell
9 103 (4.86%) NetApp
10 86 (4.05%) EMC
11 72 (3.39%) IBM
12 65 (3.06%) Symantec
13 62 (2.92%) Juniper
14 39 (1.84%) SolarWinds
15 31 (1.46%) Altiris
16 30 (1.41%) Veeam
17 29 (1.37%) Apple
18 28 (1.32%) 3PAR
19 27 (1.27%) Google
20 25 (1.18%) CheckPoint
Hampshire
Spencer Rose Ltd
Salary: Bonus + On Call + Overtime
Posted: 7 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Datasource Computer Employment
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits!
Posted: 7 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Limited
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Limited
Posted: 7 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £36000 Per Annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Central London / West End
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Etrali UK Limited
Salary: £competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 13 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45 - £52 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 13 hours ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Thatcham, Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £43,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
BTR Recruitment Ltd.
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus benefits suite
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Exchange Resources LLP
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 18 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £44000 - £55000 per annum + Pension , Medical , Holiday
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + 29 days hols, bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago