The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Support Engineer
Rank 749 780 819
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Support Engineer 131 99 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.092% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.097% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 97 83 69
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,800 £22,400
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £39,800 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £29,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+8.62% +5.45%

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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
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 £26,750 £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 Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Systems Support Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Support Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Systems Support Engineer within the UK.

Systems Support Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Systems Support Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Systems Support Engineer over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 within the UK.

Systems Support Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Systems Support 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 Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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 +30 129 £32,500 +8.33% 10
South East +12 55 £32,500 - 3
London +1 26 £36,500 +17.74% 3
Hampshire -3 20 £37,500 +30.43% 1
South West -11 16 £29,500 +41.82% 3
East of England -6 13 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +5 10 £34,750 -18.23%
Berkshire +10 9 £37,500 -
Surrey -3 8 £31,500 -12.50%
City of London +13 7 £57,500 +74.24%
Exeter +8 7 £29,500 +41.82%
Kent -1 7 £22,500 -4.25%
Devon -15 7 £29,500 +41.82% 1
West Midlands -18 7 £27,500 -
East Sussex - 7 £35,000 - 1
Fareham - 7 £26,500 - 1
Brighton - 7 £35,000 - 1
Birmingham -9 6 - -
East Midlands +23 5 £47,500 +30.13%
Reading +8 5 £37,500 +15.38%
Stansted - 5 £22,500 -
Wiltshire - 5 £27,000 - 2
Oxfordshire +4 4 £29,000 -22.66% 1
Witney - 4 £29,000 - 1
Leicester +30 3 £47,500 +30.13%
Leicestershire +21 3 £47,500 +30.13%
Hertfordshire -14 3 £20,000 -38.46% 1
Manchester -16 3 - -
Guildford -18 3 £37,500 +7.14%
North West -20 3 - -

Systems Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Systems Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title.

1 160 (63.24%) Windows
2 120 (47.43%) Microsoft
3 104 (41.11%) VMware
4 97 (38.34%) Linux
5 85 (33.60%) Active Directory
6 76 (30.04%) MS Exchange
7 71 (28.06%) MS Excel
8 66 (26.09%) TCP/IP
9 61 (24.11%) Cisco
9 61 (24.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 57 (22.53%) DNS
11 55 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
12 49 (19.37%) SQL Server
13 47 (18.58%) Citrix
13 47 (18.58%) Degree
14 45 (17.79%) Windows Server 2003
15 40 (15.81%) SQL
16 39 (15.42%) UNIX
16 39 (15.42%) DHCP
17 36 (14.23%) MS Office
18 35 (13.83%) PHP
18 35 (13.83%) Python
18 35 (13.83%) VLAN
19 30 (11.86%) Perl
19 30 (11.86%) VoIP
19 30 (11.86%) Firewall
19 30 (11.86%) Hyper-V
20 29 (11.46%) MySQL
20 29 (11.46%) SAN
21 28 (11.07%) VPN

Systems Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Systems Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 76 (30.04%) MS Exchange
2 25 (9.88%) IIS
2 25 (9.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (5.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 14 (5.53%) SharePoint
4 13 (5.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (3.95%) Apache
7 8 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (2.37%) Lync
9 3 (1.19%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.19%) JBoss
9 3 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.19%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.40%) CMS
10 1 (0.40%) EPiServer CMS
10 1 (0.40%) Node.js
Applications
1 71 (28.06%) MS Excel
2 36 (14.23%) MS Office
3 5 (1.98%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.40%) Maya
4 1 (0.40%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (2.37%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.19%) SaaS
3 1 (0.40%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.40%) Office 365
3 1 (0.40%) IaaS
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (26.09%) TCP/IP
2 57 (22.53%) DNS
3 39 (15.42%) DHCP
4 35 (13.83%) VLAN
5 30 (11.86%) Firewall
5 30 (11.86%) VoIP
6 29 (11.46%) SAN
7 28 (11.07%) VPN
8 26 (10.28%) Internet
9 20 (7.91%) SSH
10 19 (7.51%) LAN
11 18 (7.11%) FTP
11 18 (7.11%) Wireshark
12 17 (6.72%) WAN
13 16 (6.32%) Cisco IOS
14 13 (5.14%) DSL
14 13 (5.14%) OpenVPN
15 12 (4.74%) NetScaler
15 12 (4.74%) SMTP
16 7 (2.77%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (19.37%) SQL Server
2 29 (11.46%) MySQL
3 10 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (1.98%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.58%) MS Access
6 4 (1.58%) DTS
7 3 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.40%) Riak
8 1 (0.40%) Big Data
8 1 (0.40%) DB2
8 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.40%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (1.98%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.79%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (0.79%) Subversion
3 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (10.67%) Finance
2 9 (3.56%) Back Office
2 9 (3.56%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.77%) Aerospace
4 4 (1.58%) Banking
5 2 (0.79%) Advertising
5 2 (0.79%) Electronics
6 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.40%) Front Office
6 1 (0.40%) Games
6 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.40%) Marketing
6 1 (0.40%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.53%) LAMP
2 6 (2.37%) XML
3 5 (1.98%) MAPI
3 5 (1.98%) .NET
4 4 (1.58%) Web Services
5 3 (1.19%) CSS
5 3 (1.19%) Middleware
5 3 (1.19%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.19%) Java EE
6 2 (0.79%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.40%) J2EE
7 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.40%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.91%) Blackberry
1 20 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.74%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.77%) Replication
5 6 (2.37%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.37%) Wiki
6 5 (1.98%) CMDB
6 5 (1.98%) iPhone
6 5 (1.98%) PDA
7 4 (1.58%) Life Science
7 4 (1.58%) Clustering
8 3 (1.19%) MPEG
9 2 (0.79%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.79%) CCTV
9 2 (0.79%) EqualLogic
9 2 (0.79%) User Experience
9 2 (0.79%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.40%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 160 (63.24%) Windows
2 97 (38.34%) Linux
3 61 (24.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (17.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 39 (15.42%) UNIX
6 22 (8.70%) Windows XP
7 18 (7.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (6.32%) Windows 7
9 9 (3.56%) Windows 2000 Server
10 8 (3.16%) Windows 8
11 6 (2.37%) Android
11 6 (2.37%) Ubuntu
11 6 (2.37%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.19%) Solaris
12 3 (1.19%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.79%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.79%) CentOS
13 2 (0.79%) AIX
13 2 (0.79%) Mac OS X Server
14 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (9.09%) ITIL
2 17 (6.72%) Configuration Management
3 16 (6.32%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (5.14%) Migration
5 11 (4.35%) Problem Management
6 10 (3.95%) DevOps
7 9 (3.56%) Service Delivery
7 9 (3.56%) Change Management
8 8 (3.16%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (2.77%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (2.77%) Service Management
9 7 (2.77%) Process Management
9 7 (2.77%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (2.77%) E-Commerce
9 7 (2.77%) Document Management
10 6 (2.37%) ERP
10 6 (2.37%) Project Management
10 6 (2.37%) E-business
10 6 (2.37%) Use Case
10 6 (2.37%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 40 (15.81%) SQL
2 35 (13.83%) PHP
2 35 (13.83%) Python
3 30 (11.86%) Perl
4 19 (7.51%) Bash Shell
5 16 (6.32%) PowerShell
6 13 (5.14%) Java
7 12 (4.74%) C++
8 7 (2.77%) C
9 5 (1.98%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.19%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 3 (1.19%) VB
11 2 (0.79%) AWK
11 2 (0.79%) sed
11 2 (0.79%) VBScript
12 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.40%) Ruby
12 1 (0.40%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 47 (18.58%) Degree
2 23 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (7.11%) MCSE
5 14 (5.53%) Citrix Certification
6 13 (5.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 13 (5.14%) Security Cleared
7 11 (4.35%) CCA
8 10 (3.95%) CCNA
9 8 (3.16%) MCSA
9 8 (3.16%) MCITP
9 8 (3.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (2.37%) DV Cleared
11 5 (1.98%) RHCSA
12 4 (1.58%) MCP
13 3 (1.19%) HND
13 3 (1.19%) SC Cleared
14 2 (0.79%) HNC
14 2 (0.79%) Linux+ Certification
14 2 (0.79%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.49%) SLA
2 10 (3.95%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 85 (33.60%) Active Directory
2 55 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (11.86%) Hyper-V
4 14 (5.53%) XenApp
5 13 (5.14%) Postfix
6 12 (4.74%) VMware Server
7 8 (3.16%) XenDesktop
7 8 (3.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 6 (2.37%) ISA Server
8 6 (2.37%) VMware ESX
9 5 (1.98%) Xen
9 5 (1.98%) XenServer
10 3 (1.19%) vSphere
10 3 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.40%) NFS
12 1 (0.40%) KVM
Systems Management
1 22 (8.70%) SCOM
2 19 (7.51%) SCCM
3 15 (5.93%) Backup Exec
4 10 (3.95%) WSUS
5 7 (2.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (2.77%) Nagios
5 7 (2.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 6 (2.37%) Puppet
7 4 (1.58%) HP SIM
8 3 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.19%) OpenView
8 3 (1.19%) SCOrch
8 3 (1.19%) SCSM
9 2 (0.79%) Opsview
9 2 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.79%) DameWare
9 2 (0.79%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.79%) Cacti
10 1 (0.40%) Munin
Vendors
1 120 (47.43%) Microsoft
2 104 (41.11%) VMware
3 61 (24.11%) Cisco
4 47 (18.58%) Citrix
5 24 (9.49%) NetApp
6 18 (7.11%) Symantec
7 15 (5.93%) Polycom
8 12 (4.74%) Oracle
8 12 (4.74%) HP
9 9 (3.56%) Dell
10 8 (3.16%) Red Hat
10 8 (3.16%) Apple
11 7 (2.77%) IronPort
12 6 (2.37%) Zend
12 6 (2.37%) EMC
12 6 (2.37%) CommVault
12 6 (2.37%) Bomgar
13 5 (1.98%) Splunk
13 5 (1.98%) Draytek
13 5 (1.98%) Mitel
Witney, Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benfits
Posted: 5 days ago
Chippenham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £26000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Fareham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £28000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Esum
Salary: Unspecified £70k - £75k + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Wiltshire
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £29000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Devon
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £29000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £22,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Unspecified Flexible depending on experience + attractive package
Posted: 11 days ago
North West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £30,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Brighton
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £18,000 - £20,000 + 10% bonus + pension contribution
Posted: 24 days ago