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

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Engineer
Rank 284 294 249
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -45
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 1113 1160 1257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.02% 0.98% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 1.04% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 954 939 1099
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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
103195 111326 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.53% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 85280 91269 85438
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,472
% change year-on-year
- +3.97%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +15 1065 £40,000 -2.43% 171
London -1 407 £47,500 +5.55% 63
South East +52 298 £40,000 - 45
South West +20 114 £36,750 -13.52% 13
East of England +11 95 £38,500 -3.75% 14
Hampshire +39 79 £32,500 -7.14% 11
Bristol 0 45 £42,500 - 4
City of London -18 45 £47,500 +5.55% 19
Berkshire -30 43 £47,500 +14.45% 5
North West -13 42 £34,000 -2.85% 11
Yorkshire -22 40 £35,000 -17.64% 7
East Midlands -12 38 £40,000 +2.56% 4
Cambridgeshire +20 36 £40,000 - 7
Surrey +11 36 £39,250 -20.70% 15
Oxfordshire +29 32 £39,000 -8.23% 7
West Midlands -6 28 £31,750 -0.78% 15
Kent +32 26 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Buckinghamshire +24 26 £45,000 +93.54%
West Yorkshire -2 26 £36,750 -13.52% 6
Brighton +27 25 £45,000 +28.57% 2
East Sussex +18 25 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Leeds -3 25 £37,500 -11.76% 5
Essex +15 24 £38,250 -4.37% 1
Manchester +5 23 £31,250 -10.71% 8
Reading -18 22 £42,500 -4.49% 2
Cambridge +15 19 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Gloucestershire +7 19 £25,000 -45.65% 2
Leicestershire +20 18 £39,750 -5.35%
Leicester +10 18 £39,750 -11.66%
Southampton +9 18 £31,750 +1.28% 2

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 1218 (55.54%) Windows
2 867 (39.53%) Linux
3 804 (36.66%) VMware
4 704 (32.10%) Microsoft
5 610 (27.82%) Active Directory
6 529 (24.12%) VMware Infrastructure
7 519 (23.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 429 (19.56%) Firewall
9 419 (19.11%) SAN
10 404 (18.42%) SQL
11 399 (18.19%) Windows Server 2012
12 398 (18.15%) SQL Server
13 386 (17.60%) DNS
14 385 (17.56%) Cisco
15 368 (16.78%) MS Excel
16 366 (16.69%) MS Exchange
17 347 (15.82%) ITIL
18 329 (15.00%) Degree
19 316 (14.41%) Finance
20 311 (14.18%) TCP/IP
21 302 (13.77%) Python
22 286 (13.04%) DevOps
23 260 (11.86%) UNIX
24 256 (11.67%) Perl
25 254 (11.58%) Puppet
26 248 (11.31%) Windows Server 2003
27 243 (11.08%) PowerShell
28 241 (10.99%) Data Centre
29 239 (10.90%) IIS
30 235 (10.72%) Microsoft Certification

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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
1 366 (16.69%) MS Exchange
2 239 (10.90%) IIS
3 220 (10.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 215 (9.80%) Apache
5 105 (4.79%) SharePoint
6 94 (4.29%) Tomcat
7 89 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2013
8 88 (4.01%) Lync
9 87 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2007
10 62 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2003
10 62 (2.83%) nginx
11 47 (2.14%) JBoss
12 39 (1.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 35 (1.60%) OpenStack
14 27 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
15 25 (1.14%) Confluence
16 22 (1.00%) CMS
17 19 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
17 19 (0.87%) Drupal
18 16 (0.73%) GlassFish
Applications
1 368 (16.78%) MS Excel
2 148 (6.75%) MS Office
3 29 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (0.96%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.46%) Simulink
6 8 (0.36%) AutoCAD
7 7 (0.32%) MS Project
8 5 (0.23%) SOLIDWORKS
9 3 (0.14%) Abaqus
10 2 (0.091%) Stateflow
11 1 (0.046%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 11 (0.50%) BusinessWorks
2 8 (0.36%) LabWindows
3 5 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.23%) Infor CRM
3 5 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.091%) Magento
6 1 (0.046%) JDE OneWorld
6 1 (0.046%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.046%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.046%) assyst
6 1 (0.046%) RMDS
6 1 (0.046%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 179 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
2 94 (4.29%) Office 365
3 72 (3.28%) SaaS
4 49 (2.23%) Microsoft Azure
5 48 (2.19%) PaaS
6 43 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (0.82%) IaaS
8 17 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
9 14 (0.64%) GitHub
10 13 (0.59%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.46%) SoftLayer
12 7 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (0.27%) Google Apps
14 5 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 5 (0.23%) Joyent
14 5 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.18%) Mimecast
16 2 (0.091%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 2 (0.091%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 429 (19.56%) Firewall
2 419 (19.11%) SAN
3 386 (17.60%) DNS
4 311 (14.18%) TCP/IP
5 180 (8.21%) DHCP
6 173 (7.89%) LAN
7 168 (7.66%) WAN
8 142 (6.48%) VPN
9 116 (5.29%) VoIP
10 111 (5.06%) Internet
11 67 (3.06%) VLAN
11 67 (3.06%) NAS
12 66 (3.01%) Wireless
13 65 (2.96%) SSL
14 54 (2.46%) HTTP
14 54 (2.46%) iSCSI
15 50 (2.28%) LDAP
16 45 (2.05%) SMTP
17 41 (1.87%) Network Security
18 35 (1.60%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 398 (18.15%) SQL Server
2 213 (9.71%) MySQL
3 68 (3.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 42 (1.92%) Relational Database
5 36 (1.64%) MongoDB
6 33 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 32 (1.46%) Big Data
8 28 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
9 26 (1.19%) Oracle Database
10 25 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 22 (1.00%) Redis
12 20 (0.91%) NoSQL
13 16 (0.73%) Hadoop
13 16 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
14 15 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
15 14 (0.64%) DB2
15 14 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 13 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
17 12 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 12 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 80 (3.65%) Rational DOORS
2 70 (3.19%) Subversion
3 66 (3.01%) Git (software)
4 60 (2.74%) Jenkins
5 33 (1.50%) JIRA
6 23 (1.05%) TeamCity
7 14 (0.64%) Visual Studio
8 11 (0.50%) Talend Open Studio
9 9 (0.41%) Selenium
9 9 (0.41%) Maven
9 9 (0.41%) Bugzilla
10 8 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (0.36%) TestDirector
11 6 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 5 (0.23%) LabVIEW
12 5 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (0.18%) Mercurial
13 4 (0.18%) Hudson
13 4 (0.18%) GNU Toolchain
13 4 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 316 (14.41%) Finance
2 124 (5.65%) Telecoms
3 76 (3.47%) Electronics
4 73 (3.33%) Retail
5 60 (2.74%) Banking
6 46 (2.10%) Back Office
7 38 (1.73%) Manufacturing
8 37 (1.69%) Automotive
9 36 (1.64%) Games
10 31 (1.41%) Financial Institution
11 29 (1.32%) Military
11 29 (1.32%) Marketing
12 26 (1.19%) Law
13 23 (1.05%) Front Office
14 20 (0.91%) Aerospace
15 17 (0.78%) Legal
16 13 (0.59%) Advertising
17 12 (0.55%) French Language
17 12 (0.55%) Spanish Language
18 10 (0.46%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (4.92%) Web Services
2 89 (4.06%) .NET
3 60 (2.74%) LAMP
4 44 (2.01%) HTML
4 44 (2.01%) ASP.NET
5 41 (1.87%) CSS
6 34 (1.55%) XML
7 31 (1.41%) JSP
8 27 (1.23%) Middleware
9 20 (0.91%) Ajax
9 20 (0.91%) Software Packaging
10 17 (0.78%) REST
11 12 (0.55%) OAuth
11 12 (0.55%) .NET Framework
12 11 (0.50%) Classic ASP
12 11 (0.50%) SAML
12 11 (0.50%) Oracle Fusion
13 10 (0.46%) Sensu
13 10 (0.46%) MAPI
14 9 (0.41%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 241 (10.99%) Data Centre
2 125 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
3 121 (5.52%) Computer Science
4 113 (5.15%) Clustering
5 107 (4.88%) Management Information System
6 70 (3.19%) Replication
7 49 (2.23%) Blackberry
8 48 (2.19%) EqualLogic
9 38 (1.73%) Mathematics
10 33 (1.50%) Fat Client
10 33 (1.50%) Hedge funds
10 33 (1.50%) Thin Client
11 30 (1.37%) Statistics
12 27 (1.23%) iPhone
13 24 (1.09%) GIS
14 23 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
15 22 (1.00%) Algorithms
16 21 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 20 (0.91%) Wiki
17 20 (0.91%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 1218 (55.54%) Windows
2 867 (39.53%) Linux
3 519 (23.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 399 (18.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 260 (11.86%) UNIX
6 248 (11.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 204 (9.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 148 (6.75%) CentOS
9 132 (6.02%) Windows 7
10 88 (4.01%) Ubuntu
11 86 (3.92%) Solaris
12 66 (3.01%) Windows XP
13 52 (2.37%) Windows 8
14 46 (2.10%) Debian
15 29 (1.32%) Fedora
15 29 (1.32%) Android
16 27 (1.23%) Windows 2000
17 26 (1.19%) Mac OS X
18 24 (1.09%) AIX
19 15 (0.68%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (15.82%) ITIL
2 286 (13.04%) DevOps
3 194 (8.85%) Project Management
4 172 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
5 169 (7.71%) Agile Software Development
6 149 (6.79%) Configuration Management
7 117 (5.34%) E-Commerce
8 112 (5.11%) Change Management
9 98 (4.47%) Software Engineering
10 82 (3.74%) Service Management
11 79 (3.60%) Incident Management
12 78 (3.56%) Validation
12 78 (3.56%) Mentoring
13 67 (3.06%) Service Delivery
14 66 (3.01%) Information Security
14 66 (3.01%) Open Source
14 66 (3.01%) Performance Tuning
15 60 (2.74%) Use Case
16 58 (2.64%) Migration
17 56 (2.55%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 404 (18.42%) SQL
2 302 (13.77%) Python
3 256 (11.67%) Perl
4 243 (11.08%) PowerShell
5 212 (9.67%) Java
6 177 (8.07%) Bash Shell
7 139 (6.34%) C
8 112 (5.11%) Ruby
9 109 (4.97%) PHP
10 92 (4.20%) Shell Script
11 87 (3.97%) C++
12 63 (2.87%) JavaScript
13 62 (2.83%) C#
14 29 (1.32%) Korn
15 27 (1.23%) VBScript
16 23 (1.05%) MATLAB
17 18 (0.82%) VB
18 14 (0.64%) PL/SQL
19 13 (0.59%) Bourne shell
20 9 (0.41%) AWK
Qualifications
1 329 (15.00%) Degree
2 235 (10.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 195 (8.89%) Security Cleared
4 169 (7.71%) MCSE
5 155 (7.07%) Cisco Certification
6 132 (6.02%) SC Cleared
7 116 (5.29%) CCNA
8 90 (4.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 82 (3.74%) CCNP
10 76 (3.47%) MCSA
11 71 (3.24%) MCITP
12 68 (3.10%) MCP
13 67 (3.06%) DV Cleared
14 30 (1.37%) MCTS
15 27 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
16 22 (1.00%) CISSP
17 15 (0.68%) ISTQB
18 12 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 12 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
19 11 (0.50%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 70 (3.19%) PCI DSS
3 61 (2.78%) SLA
4 50 (2.28%) QA
5 11 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.27%) JSP 440
6 6 (0.27%) IEC 61508
7 5 (0.23%) ISO 9002
7 5 (0.23%) ISO 9000
7 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
7 5 (0.23%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.091%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.046%) JTAG
System Software
1 610 (27.82%) Active Directory
2 529 (24.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 206 (9.39%) Hyper-V
4 123 (5.61%) vSphere
5 104 (4.74%) VMware ESX
6 88 (4.01%) XenApp
7 55 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
8 49 (2.23%) Firmware
9 47 (2.14%) Microsoft App-V
10 45 (2.05%) Varnish
11 34 (1.55%) KVM
12 26 (1.19%) NFS
13 21 (0.96%) Xen
14 19 (0.87%) vCloud
15 18 (0.82%) Terminal Services
15 18 (0.82%) XenDesktop
16 17 (0.78%) UAG
16 17 (0.78%) DFS Replication
17 16 (0.73%) VirtualBox
18 14 (0.64%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 254 (11.58%) Puppet
2 197 (8.98%) Opscode Chef
3 159 (7.25%) SCCM
4 117 (5.34%) Nagios
5 116 (5.29%) SCOM
6 48 (2.19%) Ansible
7 43 (1.96%) ZABBIX
8 41 (1.87%) Salt
9 34 (1.55%) Backup Exec
9 34 (1.55%) Graphite
10 29 (1.32%) HAProxy
11 26 (1.19%) Cacti
12 24 (1.09%) WSUS
12 24 (1.09%) NetBackup
13 22 (1.00%) SCVMM
14 21 (0.96%) logstash
15 20 (0.91%) Kibana
16 19 (0.87%) Vagrant
16 19 (0.87%) Ganglia
17 14 (0.64%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 804 (36.66%) VMware
2 704 (32.10%) Microsoft
3 385 (17.56%) Cisco
4 235 (10.72%) Red Hat
5 207 (9.44%) Citrix
6 199 (9.07%) HP
7 153 (6.98%) Oracle
8 120 (5.47%) NetApp
9 106 (4.83%) Dell
10 104 (4.74%) EMC
11 87 (3.97%) IBM
12 71 (3.24%) Juniper
13 42 (1.92%) Symantec
14 39 (1.78%) CheckPoint
15 34 (1.55%) Apple
16 33 (1.50%) Avaya
16 33 (1.50%) Veeam
16 33 (1.50%) SolarWinds
17 32 (1.46%) ServiceNow
18 30 (1.37%) Google
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Posted: 1 hour ago
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Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
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Hampshire
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Salary: £50k - 65k per year + bonus + benefits
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Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension , Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
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Salary: £34000 - £40000 per annum + Pension
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
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Salary: From £35,000 to £35,000 per annum Benefits Package
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Salary: £35,000 to £45,0000
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Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
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Macclesfield, Cheshire
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Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
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Surrey
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