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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Engineer
Rank 293 273 270
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 1064 1244 1133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.96% 1.04% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.10% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 853 1010 960
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.31% +1.33%

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
104696 113578 106402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.59% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85538 92124 88516
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 £38,000
% 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -22 1010 £43,250 +4.21% 160
London +4 430 £50,000 +11.11% 52
South East -23 241 £40,000 - 47
South West -30 75 £36,500 -11.51% 16
Hampshire +2 73 £36,500 +4.28% 10
City of London +21 72 £46,250 -7.50% 10
East of England -25 71 £37,375 -6.56% 12
Yorkshire +11 58 £35,661 -14.06% 4
East Midlands -17 49 £40,000 +14.28% 6
Berkshire -23 45 £44,500 +5.95% 8
West Yorkshire +26 42 £45,000 +5.88% 4
North West +12 39 £42,500 +21.42% 13
West Midlands -6 38 £44,000 +13.54% 10
Leeds +16 37 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Oxfordshire +21 36 £36,750 -8.12% 10
Reading -2 30 £44,500 +1.13% 6
Cambridgeshire +11 23 £57,500 +43.75% 7
Essex +10 22 £36,125 -19.72%
Surrey -21 22 £38,000 -5.00% 6
Bristol -1 20 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Manchester +15 18 £42,750 +30.53% 4
East Sussex -3 18 £45,000 +20.00% 6
Nottinghamshire -27 18 £40,000 +9.58% 3
Dorset -16 17 £37,500 -14.77% 2
Kent +32 16 £35,000 -7.89% 1
Leicestershire +18 16 £39,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +3 15 £42,500 +1.19% 3
Birmingham +1 15 £40,000 -39.62% 5
Wales -20 15 £40,000 +21.21%
South Wales -21 15 £40,000 +21.21%

Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1138 (52.81%) Windows
2 811 (37.63%) Linux
3 777 (36.06%) VMware
4 661 (30.67%) Microsoft
5 566 (26.26%) Active Directory
6 512 (23.76%) VMware Infrastructure
7 473 (21.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 404 (18.75%) SAN
9 370 (17.17%) Cisco
10 368 (17.08%) Degree
11 363 (16.84%) Firewall
12 358 (16.61%) DNS
13 357 (16.57%) SQL Server
14 352 (16.33%) TCP/IP
15 343 (15.92%) MS Exchange
16 342 (15.87%) SQL
17 340 (15.78%) Windows Server 2012
18 337 (15.64%) MS Excel
19 322 (14.94%) ITIL
20 318 (14.76%) Finance
21 267 (12.39%) UNIX
22 263 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
23 254 (11.79%) Perl
24 250 (11.60%) Python
25 246 (11.42%) DevOps
26 230 (10.67%) IIS
27 229 (10.63%) Citrix
28 221 (10.26%) Security Cleared
29 219 (10.16%) Project Management
29 219 (10.16%) MySQL

Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 343 (15.92%) MS Exchange
2 230 (10.67%) IIS
3 213 (9.88%) Apache
4 191 (8.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 96 (4.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 82 (3.81%) SharePoint
7 74 (3.43%) Tomcat
8 70 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2013
9 67 (3.11%) Lync
10 59 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2003
11 56 (2.60%) nginx
12 41 (1.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 39 (1.81%) JBoss
14 30 (1.39%) OpenStack
15 20 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
16 18 (0.84%) Apache Solr
16 18 (0.84%) Confluence
17 17 (0.79%) WebSphere
17 17 (0.79%) WebLogic
17 17 (0.79%) CMS
Applications
1 337 (15.64%) MS Excel
2 151 (7.01%) MS Office
3 30 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.88%) Simulink
5 12 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.42%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.23%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.14%) MS Project
8 3 (0.14%) Abaqus
9 2 (0.093%) Stateflow
10 1 (0.046%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 11 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
2 7 (0.32%) LabWindows
3 6 (0.28%) MetaTrader
4 5 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
5 4 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.093%) Fredhopper
7 2 (0.093%) assyst
7 2 (0.093%) Maximo
8 1 (0.046%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.046%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.046%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.046%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.046%) RMDS
8 1 (0.046%) Magento
8 1 (0.046%) JDE OneWorld
8 1 (0.046%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 170 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (3.25%) SaaS
3 69 (3.20%) Office 365
4 55 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
5 54 (2.51%) Microsoft Azure
6 37 (1.72%) PaaS
7 22 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
8 20 (0.93%) IaaS
9 11 (0.51%) Amazon S3
10 9 (0.42%) GitHub
11 7 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.32%) SoftLayer
12 5 (0.23%) Mimecast
13 4 (0.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 4 (0.19%) Joyent
13 4 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
14 3 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 2 (0.093%) Google Apps
15 2 (0.093%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 404 (18.75%) SAN
2 363 (16.84%) Firewall
3 358 (16.61%) DNS
4 352 (16.33%) TCP/IP
5 194 (9.00%) DHCP
6 169 (7.84%) LAN
7 165 (7.66%) WAN
8 142 (6.59%) VPN
9 114 (5.29%) VoIP
10 83 (3.85%) HTTP
11 72 (3.34%) Internet
12 69 (3.20%) NAS
13 65 (3.02%) Wireless
14 61 (2.83%) VLAN
15 54 (2.51%) LDAP
16 52 (2.41%) SSL
17 45 (2.09%) Network Security
18 43 (2.00%) SMTP
19 40 (1.86%) FTP
20 35 (1.62%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 357 (16.57%) SQL Server
2 219 (10.16%) MySQL
3 54 (2.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 38 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 35 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
6 33 (1.53%) Relational Database
7 31 (1.44%) Big Data
8 22 (1.02%) NoSQL
8 22 (1.02%) MongoDB
8 22 (1.02%) DB2
9 20 (0.93%) Oracle Database
10 19 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
11 17 (0.79%) Hadoop
12 15 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 12 (0.56%) Redis
14 11 (0.51%) RDBMS
15 10 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
15 10 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
16 9 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
17 7 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 117 (5.43%) Rational DOORS
2 65 (3.02%) Subversion
3 55 (2.55%) Jenkins
4 50 (2.32%) Git (software)
5 25 (1.16%) JIRA
6 20 (0.93%) TeamCity
7 11 (0.51%) Talend Open Studio
7 11 (0.51%) Maven
8 9 (0.42%) LabVIEW
8 9 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (0.42%) Hudson
9 8 (0.37%) Visual Studio
10 7 (0.32%) TestDirector
10 7 (0.32%) Selenium
11 6 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.23%) Ant
13 4 (0.19%) Bugzilla
13 4 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 4 (0.19%) LLVM
13 4 (0.19%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 318 (14.76%) Finance
2 101 (4.69%) Telecoms
3 75 (3.48%) Electronics
4 74 (3.43%) Retail
5 63 (2.92%) Banking
6 40 (1.86%) Games
7 35 (1.62%) Automotive
8 34 (1.58%) Back Office
9 31 (1.44%) Law
9 31 (1.44%) Military
10 29 (1.35%) Aerospace
11 28 (1.30%) Manufacturing
11 28 (1.30%) Marketing
12 22 (1.02%) Spanish Language
12 22 (1.02%) Legal
13 20 (0.93%) Financial Institution
14 17 (0.79%) Advertising
15 16 (0.74%) French Language
16 15 (0.70%) Front Office
17 12 (0.56%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (4.59%) Web Services
2 84 (3.90%) .NET
3 47 (2.18%) LAMP
4 42 (1.95%) HTML
5 39 (1.81%) CSS
6 37 (1.72%) ASP.NET
7 34 (1.58%) XML
8 27 (1.25%) JSP
9 22 (1.02%) Software Packaging
10 18 (0.84%) Middleware
10 18 (0.84%) Ajax
11 16 (0.74%) .NET Framework
12 15 (0.70%) MAPI
13 12 (0.56%) ActiveMQ
14 11 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
15 10 (0.46%) REST
16 9 (0.42%) jQuery
17 8 (0.37%) Regular Expression
17 8 (0.37%) J2EE
18 6 (0.28%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 137 (6.36%) Clustering
2 135 (6.26%) Computer Science
3 120 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
4 109 (5.06%) Management Information System
5 69 (3.20%) Replication
6 65 (3.02%) Blackberry
7 63 (2.92%) Open Source
8 42 (1.95%) Mathematics
9 29 (1.35%) Hedge funds
10 26 (1.21%) Fat Client
10 26 (1.21%) Thin Client
11 25 (1.16%) GIS
11 25 (1.16%) Physics
11 25 (1.16%) Embedded Systems
11 25 (1.16%) Algorithms
12 24 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
13 22 (1.02%) EqualLogic
14 21 (0.97%) PKI
15 19 (0.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 19 (0.88%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1138 (52.81%) Windows
2 811 (37.63%) Linux
3 473 (21.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 340 (15.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 267 (12.39%) UNIX
6 263 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 206 (9.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 153 (7.10%) CentOS
9 151 (7.01%) Windows 7
10 79 (3.67%) Solaris
11 77 (3.57%) Ubuntu
12 63 (2.92%) Windows 8
13 50 (2.32%) Windows XP
14 39 (1.81%) Debian
15 32 (1.48%) Android
16 31 (1.44%) Windows 2000
17 29 (1.35%) Mac OS X
18 28 (1.30%) Windows Vista
19 20 (0.93%) Fedora
19 20 (0.93%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (14.94%) ITIL
2 246 (11.42%) DevOps
3 219 (10.16%) Project Management
4 147 (6.82%) Configuration Management
5 140 (6.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 132 (6.13%) Agile Software Development
7 118 (5.48%) Software Engineering
8 98 (4.55%) E-Commerce
9 96 (4.45%) Service Delivery
10 93 (4.32%) Change Management
11 91 (4.22%) Validation
12 74 (3.43%) Use Case
13 72 (3.34%) Mentoring
14 60 (2.78%) UML
15 57 (2.65%) Requirements Management
15 57 (2.65%) Performance Tuning
16 56 (2.60%) Incident Management
16 56 (2.60%) Problem Management
16 56 (2.60%) Service Management
17 55 (2.55%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 342 (15.87%) SQL
2 254 (11.79%) Perl
3 250 (11.60%) Python
4 217 (10.07%) Java
5 205 (9.51%) PowerShell
6 158 (7.33%) Bash Shell
7 142 (6.59%) C
8 124 (5.75%) PHP
9 103 (4.78%) Shell Script
10 76 (3.53%) C++
11 72 (3.34%) Ruby
12 63 (2.92%) JavaScript
13 49 (2.27%) C#
14 34 (1.58%) MATLAB
15 23 (1.07%) VB
16 22 (1.02%) Korn
17 17 (0.79%) VBScript
18 13 (0.60%) PL/SQL
19 12 (0.56%) AWK
19 12 (0.56%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 368 (17.08%) Degree
2 221 (10.26%) Security Cleared
3 207 (9.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 164 (7.61%) MCSE
5 159 (7.38%) Cisco Certification
5 159 (7.38%) SC Cleared
6 116 (5.38%) CCNA
7 88 (4.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 85 (3.94%) DV Cleared
9 77 (3.57%) CCNP
10 75 (3.48%) MCSA
11 59 (2.74%) MCITP
12 41 (1.90%) MCP
13 18 (0.84%) MCTS
14 17 (0.79%) Chartered Engineer
15 16 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
16 14 (0.65%) ISTQB
17 13 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
18 11 (0.51%) RHCE
18 11 (0.51%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (3.53%) SLA
2 70 (3.25%) PCI DSS
3 69 (3.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 49 (2.27%) QA
5 16 (0.74%) JSP 440
6 12 (0.56%) IEC 61508
7 11 (0.51%) DO-254
8 9 (0.42%) DO-178B
8 9 (0.42%) ISO 9000
9 7 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.23%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.23%) ISO 9002
10 5 (0.23%) ISO 14001
11 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
12 2 (0.093%) DO-160
13 1 (0.046%) GAMP
13 1 (0.046%) BS25999
System Software
1 566 (26.26%) Active Directory
2 512 (23.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 203 (9.42%) Hyper-V
4 135 (6.26%) vSphere
5 98 (4.55%) VMware ESX
6 97 (4.50%) XenApp
7 66 (3.06%) Firmware
8 65 (3.02%) VMware ESXi
9 39 (1.81%) Microsoft App-V
10 34 (1.58%) KVM
11 33 (1.53%) Varnish
12 27 (1.25%) XenDesktop
13 25 (1.16%) XenServer
14 21 (0.97%) NFS
15 20 (0.93%) vCloud
16 16 (0.74%) ISA Server
17 14 (0.65%) Xen
17 14 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 13 (0.60%) Terminal Services
18 13 (0.60%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 216 (10.02%) Puppet
2 177 (8.21%) SCCM
3 164 (7.61%) Opscode Chef
4 111 (5.15%) SCOM
5 103 (4.78%) Nagios
6 55 (2.55%) Backup Exec
7 52 (2.41%) ZABBIX
8 41 (1.90%) Ansible
9 32 (1.48%) Salt
9 32 (1.48%) Cacti
9 32 (1.48%) WSUS
10 27 (1.25%) NetBackup
11 25 (1.16%) Graphite
12 20 (0.93%) OpenView
13 18 (0.84%) logstash
14 17 (0.79%) Kibana
15 16 (0.74%) Vagrant
16 14 (0.65%) HAProxy
16 14 (0.65%) SCOrch
17 13 (0.60%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 777 (36.06%) VMware
2 661 (30.67%) Microsoft
3 370 (17.17%) Cisco
4 229 (10.63%) Citrix
5 218 (10.12%) Red Hat
6 196 (9.10%) HP
7 154 (7.15%) Oracle
8 105 (4.87%) Dell
9 92 (4.27%) EMC
10 91 (4.22%) NetApp
11 78 (3.62%) IBM
12 66 (3.06%) Juniper
13 58 (2.69%) Symantec
14 36 (1.67%) SolarWinds
15 33 (1.53%) Veeam
15 33 (1.53%) Apple
16 29 (1.35%) Altiris
17 28 (1.30%) Google
18 25 (1.16%) CheckPoint
19 24 (1.11%) Sun
Andover, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Limited
Posted: 3 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Limited
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hampshire
Spencer Rose Ltd
Salary: Bonus + On Call + Overtime
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: + benefits package.
Posted: 4 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hays - Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Red Sofa London
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Medical
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Excelent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £36000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £37000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Great Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum + £5000 Car Allowance + Overtime + B
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + £6,000 Car Allowance + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago