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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Engineer
Rank 280 279 257
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 1106 1188 1171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.04% 1.01% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 1.07% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 915 955 1013
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- -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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +10 1053 £42,500 +2.40% 174
London +7 431 £49,000 +8.88% 60
South East +17 280 £40,000 - 47
Hampshire +31 91 £35,000 - 7
South West -6 89 £36,000 -15.29% 15
East of England -14 71 £37,375 +0.33% 21
City of London -2 59 £46,500 -7.00% 5
Yorkshire +7 56 £35,331 -16.86% 3
East Midlands -6 52 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Berkshire -10 50 £45,750 +10.24% 7
West Yorkshire +27 40 £35,831 -15.69% 1
Leeds +21 37 £37,500 -11.76% 1
West Midlands +8 36 £40,000 +26.98% 7
North West -4 36 £40,000 +14.28% 19
Oxfordshire +24 34 £39,000 -5.45% 7
Reading -7 30 £44,500 +1.13% 3
Bristol +2 28 £40,000 -5.88% 5
Kent +32 24 £35,000 +7.69% 1
East Sussex +18 23 £35,250 +0.71% 7
Cambridgeshire +1 23 £42,500 +6.25% 15
Buckinghamshire +10 22 £42,500 +28.78% 3
Nottinghamshire +3 21 £40,000 +45.45%
Essex +14 20 £37,375 -6.56% 2
Manchester +21 18 £38,750 +19.23% 8
Brighton +19 18 £30,500 -12.85% 4
Surrey -15 18 £38,000 -23.23% 8
Andover - 17 £30,000 -
Dorset +5 16 £42,500 -11.91% 3
Gloucestershire -10 16 £25,000 -47.91% 2
Scotland +22 15 £33,750 -15.62% 3

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1145 (53.13%) Windows
2 810 (37.59%) Linux
3 763 (35.41%) VMware
4 672 (31.18%) Microsoft
5 562 (26.08%) Active Directory
6 499 (23.16%) VMware Infrastructure
7 480 (22.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 396 (18.38%) SAN
9 378 (17.54%) Cisco
10 370 (17.17%) Firewall
11 361 (16.75%) SQL
12 360 (16.71%) SQL Server
13 354 (16.43%) MS Excel
14 353 (16.38%) DNS
15 352 (16.33%) MS Exchange
16 346 (16.06%) Degree
16 346 (16.06%) Windows Server 2012
17 335 (15.55%) ITIL
18 330 (15.31%) TCP/IP
19 304 (14.11%) Finance
20 274 (12.71%) DevOps
21 273 (12.67%) UNIX
22 265 (12.30%) Python
23 259 (12.02%) Windows Server 2003
24 251 (11.65%) Perl
25 231 (10.72%) Puppet
26 223 (10.35%) Microsoft Certification
27 222 (10.30%) PowerShell
28 216 (10.02%) Security Cleared
28 216 (10.02%) Java

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 352 (16.33%) MS Exchange
2 216 (10.02%) IIS
3 203 (9.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 198 (9.19%) Apache
5 92 (4.27%) SharePoint
6 88 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 76 (3.53%) Lync
8 72 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2013
9 71 (3.29%) Tomcat
10 64 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2003
11 58 (2.69%) nginx
12 41 (1.90%) JBoss
12 41 (1.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 30 (1.39%) OpenStack
14 21 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
15 18 (0.84%) Confluence
16 16 (0.74%) CMS
17 15 (0.70%) WebLogic
17 15 (0.70%) GlassFish
17 15 (0.70%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 354 (16.43%) MS Excel
2 144 (6.68%) MS Office
3 29 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 24 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (0.88%) Simulink
6 9 (0.42%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.23%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.14%) Abaqus
9 2 (0.093%) Stateflow
9 2 (0.093%) MS Project
10 1 (0.046%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 11 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
2 8 (0.37%) LabWindows
3 5 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.19%) MetaTrader
5 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.093%) assyst
7 1 (0.046%) JDE OneWorld
7 1 (0.046%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.046%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.046%) RMDS
7 1 (0.046%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.046%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.046%) Maximo
7 1 (0.046%) Infor CRM
7 1 (0.046%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.046%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.046%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 176 (8.17%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (3.16%) Office 365
3 67 (3.11%) SaaS
4 49 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
5 44 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
6 38 (1.76%) PaaS
7 19 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
8 16 (0.74%) IaaS
9 13 (0.60%) GitHub
10 12 (0.56%) Amazon S3
11 9 (0.42%) SoftLayer
12 7 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
13 5 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 5 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (0.23%) Google Apps
13 5 (0.23%) Joyent
13 5 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (0.19%) Mimecast
15 2 (0.093%) AWS CloudFormation
15 2 (0.093%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 396 (18.38%) SAN
2 370 (17.17%) Firewall
3 353 (16.38%) DNS
4 330 (15.31%) TCP/IP
5 182 (8.45%) DHCP
6 158 (7.33%) LAN
7 153 (7.10%) WAN
8 137 (6.36%) VPN
9 107 (4.97%) VoIP
10 78 (3.62%) Internet
11 74 (3.43%) Wireless
12 66 (3.06%) NAS
12 66 (3.06%) HTTP
13 59 (2.74%) VLAN
14 54 (2.51%) SSL
15 47 (2.18%) LDAP
16 45 (2.09%) Network Security
17 44 (2.04%) SMTP
18 43 (2.00%) iSCSI
19 30 (1.39%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 360 (16.71%) SQL Server
2 199 (9.23%) MySQL
3 60 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 31 (1.44%) Relational Database
4 31 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 30 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
6 29 (1.35%) Big Data
7 24 (1.11%) Oracle Database
8 21 (0.97%) MongoDB
9 18 (0.84%) NoSQL
9 18 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (0.79%) DB2
11 16 (0.74%) Redis
11 16 (0.74%) Hadoop
12 14 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
13 13 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
15 10 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
16 9 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 8 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 104 (4.83%) Rational DOORS
2 63 (2.92%) Subversion
3 59 (2.74%) Jenkins
4 54 (2.51%) Git (software)
5 27 (1.25%) JIRA
6 21 (0.97%) TeamCity
7 11 (0.51%) Visual Studio
7 11 (0.51%) Talend Open Studio
8 9 (0.42%) Bugzilla
8 9 (0.42%) Maven
8 9 (0.42%) Selenium
8 9 (0.42%) Hudson
9 8 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (0.32%) TestDirector
11 5 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.19%) GNU Toolchain
12 4 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (0.19%) CANoe
13 3 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
13 3 (0.14%) dbdeploy
General
1 304 (14.11%) Finance
2 101 (4.69%) Telecoms
3 79 (3.67%) Retail
4 75 (3.48%) Electronics
5 52 (2.41%) Banking
6 41 (1.90%) Back Office
7 40 (1.86%) Games
8 37 (1.72%) Automotive
9 35 (1.62%) Manufacturing
10 31 (1.44%) Law
11 28 (1.30%) Military
11 28 (1.30%) Marketing
12 26 (1.21%) Aerospace
13 24 (1.11%) Financial Institution
14 23 (1.07%) Front Office
15 18 (0.84%) Spanish Language
16 17 (0.79%) Legal
17 13 (0.60%) Advertising
18 12 (0.56%) French Language
19 10 (0.46%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (4.87%) Web Services
2 73 (3.39%) .NET
3 50 (2.32%) LAMP
4 49 (2.27%) HTML
5 46 (2.13%) CSS
6 41 (1.90%) ASP.NET
7 36 (1.67%) XML
8 34 (1.58%) JSP
9 23 (1.07%) Software Packaging
10 22 (1.02%) Ajax
11 20 (0.93%) Middleware
12 16 (0.74%) MAPI
13 12 (0.56%) REST
14 11 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
15 10 (0.46%) OAuth
15 10 (0.46%) .NET Framework
15 10 (0.46%) Classic ASP
16 9 (0.42%) Application Packaging
17 8 (0.37%) Regular Expression
17 8 (0.37%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 126 (5.85%) Clustering
2 122 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 118 (5.48%) Computer Science
4 104 (4.83%) Management Information System
5 68 (3.16%) Open Source
6 64 (2.97%) Replication
7 56 (2.60%) Blackberry
8 38 (1.76%) Mathematics
9 33 (1.53%) EqualLogic
10 28 (1.30%) GIS
11 27 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
12 26 (1.21%) Thin Client
12 26 (1.21%) Fat Client
13 25 (1.16%) Algorithms
14 23 (1.07%) iPhone
14 23 (1.07%) Hedge funds
15 22 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
15 22 (1.02%) Physics
16 21 (0.97%) Statistics
17 20 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1145 (53.13%) Windows
2 810 (37.59%) Linux
3 480 (22.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 346 (16.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 273 (12.67%) UNIX
6 259 (12.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 191 (8.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 150 (6.96%) CentOS
9 145 (6.73%) Windows 7
10 81 (3.76%) Ubuntu
11 75 (3.48%) Solaris
12 57 (2.65%) Windows XP
13 53 (2.46%) Windows 8
14 40 (1.86%) Debian
15 33 (1.53%) Android
16 28 (1.30%) Windows 2000
17 26 (1.21%) Fedora
18 25 (1.16%) Mac OS X
19 22 (1.02%) AIX
20 21 (0.97%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (15.55%) ITIL
2 274 (12.71%) DevOps
3 189 (8.77%) Project Management
4 153 (7.10%) Disaster Recovery
5 148 (6.87%) Agile Software Development
6 146 (6.77%) Configuration Management
7 118 (5.48%) Software Engineering
8 101 (4.69%) E-Commerce
9 99 (4.59%) Change Management
10 87 (4.04%) Service Delivery
11 86 (3.99%) Validation
12 78 (3.62%) Mentoring
13 71 (3.29%) Use Case
14 66 (3.06%) Incident Management
15 64 (2.97%) Service Management
16 59 (2.74%) Performance Tuning
17 57 (2.65%) UML
18 55 (2.55%) Continuous Integration
19 53 (2.46%) Requirements Management
20 52 (2.41%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 361 (16.75%) SQL
2 265 (12.30%) Python
3 251 (11.65%) Perl
4 222 (10.30%) PowerShell
5 216 (10.02%) Java
6 162 (7.52%) Bash Shell
7 148 (6.87%) C
8 118 (5.48%) PHP
9 103 (4.78%) Shell Script
10 83 (3.85%) C++
11 82 (3.81%) Ruby
12 68 (3.16%) JavaScript
13 56 (2.60%) C#
14 30 (1.39%) MATLAB
15 28 (1.30%) Korn
16 21 (0.97%) VBScript
17 19 (0.88%) VB
18 14 (0.65%) PL/SQL
19 13 (0.60%) Bourne shell
20 11 (0.51%) AWK
Qualifications
1 346 (16.06%) Degree
2 223 (10.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 216 (10.02%) Security Cleared
4 168 (7.80%) MCSE
5 166 (7.70%) Cisco Certification
6 151 (7.01%) SC Cleared
7 122 (5.66%) CCNA
8 90 (4.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 84 (3.90%) CCNP
10 81 (3.76%) DV Cleared
11 79 (3.67%) MCSA
12 63 (2.92%) MCITP
13 48 (2.23%) MCP
14 24 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
14 24 (1.11%) MCTS
15 20 (0.93%) CISSP
16 15 (0.70%) Chartered Engineer
17 14 (0.65%) ISTQB
18 12 (0.56%) CCA
18 12 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (3.43%) PCI DSS
2 72 (3.34%) SLA
3 70 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 51 (2.37%) QA
5 11 (0.51%) JSP 440
6 9 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.37%) IEC 61508
8 6 (0.28%) ISO 9000
8 6 (0.28%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.23%) ISO 9002
9 5 (0.23%) ISO 14001
9 5 (0.23%) DO-254
10 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
11 3 (0.14%) DO-178B
12 2 (0.093%) DO-160
13 1 (0.046%) BS25999
13 1 (0.046%) JTAG
System Software
1 562 (26.08%) Active Directory
2 499 (23.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 195 (9.05%) Hyper-V
4 124 (5.75%) vSphere
5 88 (4.08%) VMware ESX
6 87 (4.04%) XenApp
7 57 (2.65%) Firmware
8 53 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
9 49 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
10 35 (1.62%) Varnish
11 34 (1.58%) KVM
12 26 (1.21%) XenDesktop
13 23 (1.07%) NFS
14 21 (0.97%) vCloud
15 17 (0.79%) Xen
16 15 (0.70%) XenServer
17 13 (0.60%) VirtualBox
17 13 (0.60%) DFS Replication
18 11 (0.51%) GlusterFS
18 11 (0.51%) Samba
Systems Management
1 231 (10.72%) Puppet
2 181 (8.40%) Opscode Chef
3 175 (8.12%) SCCM
4 110 (5.10%) SCOM
5 100 (4.64%) Nagios
6 47 (2.18%) Backup Exec
7 43 (2.00%) Ansible
8 40 (1.86%) ZABBIX
9 37 (1.72%) Salt
10 29 (1.35%) WSUS
10 29 (1.35%) NetBackup
11 28 (1.30%) Graphite
12 27 (1.25%) Cacti
13 18 (0.84%) Vagrant
14 17 (0.79%) HAProxy
14 17 (0.79%) Kibana
15 16 (0.74%) Ganglia
16 15 (0.70%) logstash
17 14 (0.65%) SCOrch
18 13 (0.60%) Opsview
Vendors
1 763 (35.41%) VMware
2 672 (31.18%) Microsoft
3 378 (17.54%) Cisco
4 215 (9.98%) Red Hat
5 214 (9.93%) Citrix
6 188 (8.72%) HP
7 143 (6.64%) Oracle
8 100 (4.64%) Dell
8 100 (4.64%) EMC
9 98 (4.55%) NetApp
10 83 (3.85%) IBM
11 70 (3.25%) Juniper
12 54 (2.51%) Symantec
13 37 (1.72%) SolarWinds
14 34 (1.58%) Apple
14 34 (1.58%) Veeam
15 29 (1.35%) Google
16 27 (1.25%) Sun
16 27 (1.25%) CheckPoint
17 26 (1.21%) Altiris
London
7digital
Salary: Attractive Basic + Benefits + Training
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £37000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa 30,000-50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Overtime + Flexibl
Posted: 6 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
East Sussex
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Sussex
SynApps
Salary: car allowance, bonus and benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hammersmith And Fulham, London
Consol Partners
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks a trading division of Harvey Nash Plc
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Limited
Posted: 16 hours ago
Sussex
Reed Technology
Salary: £40k - £45k per annum + 2 Pages of Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
BTR Recruitment Ltd.
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus benefits suite
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: c£60,000 DoE
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
TELSTRA Associates
Salary: From £34,000 to £36,000 per annum £34-36k+
Posted: Yesterday
London
Red Sofa London
Salary: £50000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: Yesterday