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 12 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Support Engineer
Rank 762 807 803
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Support Engineer 127 67 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.063% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.067% 0.090%
Number of salaries quoted 115 59 93
Average salary £32,500 £31,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,550 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
108233 100307 110663
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.40% 94.27% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 87592 83387 94376
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +2.59%

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 12 September 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 12 September 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
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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 +37 116 £32,500 +3.17% 15
South East +18 51 £28,000 -9.67% 4
London -1 25 £40,000 +11.11% 4
East Sussex -3 23 £28,000 -33.33% 2
Brighton -5 23 £28,000 -34.11% 1
South West -11 16 £42,500 +34.92% 1
Hampshire -5 10 £27,500 -13.38% 1
East Midlands - 10 £37,500 - 3
Yorkshire -41 9 £40,000 +33.33% 1
West Yorkshire - 8 £40,000 - 1
Leeds - 7 £40,000 - 1
Surrey +2 6 £31,500 -27.58%
Berkshire -4 6 £33,750 +3.84%
Devon - 6 £20,500 -
Exeter - 6 £20,500 -
Scotland -9 5 £35,000 +27.27%
East of England -13 5 £28,000 -13.84% 1
Leicester - 5 £45,000 - 1
Leicestershire - 5 £45,000 - 3
City of London +10 4 £57,500 +84.00% 2
Oxfordshire +7 4 £27,500 -1.78% 1
Southampton 0 4 £35,000 +40.00%
Cambridgeshire -4 4 £28,000 -25.33%
Somerset -20 4 £32,500 +3.17% 1
Derbyshire - 4 £27,500 -
Edinburgh - 4 - -
Cambridge -4 3 £28,000 -25.33%
Bristol - 3 £42,500 -
Derby - 3 £27,500 -
Falmouth - 3 £45,000 -

Systems Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 September 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.

1 140 (66.99%) Windows
2 94 (44.98%) Microsoft
3 69 (33.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 67 (32.06%) Linux
5 61 (29.19%) Active Directory
5 61 (29.19%) VMware
6 60 (28.71%) MS Excel
7 58 (27.75%) MS Exchange
8 51 (24.40%) TCP/IP
9 47 (22.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 46 (22.01%) DNS
11 42 (20.10%) Citrix
12 37 (17.70%) Cisco
13 35 (16.75%) Degree
14 32 (15.31%) SAN
15 31 (14.83%) DHCP
15 31 (14.83%) MS Office
16 30 (14.35%) VMware Infrastructure
17 29 (13.88%) Firewall
18 28 (13.40%) SQL
18 28 (13.40%) UNIX
19 27 (12.92%) MySQL
20 26 (12.44%) Internet
20 26 (12.44%) Exchange Server 2010
21 25 (11.96%) SLA
21 25 (11.96%) Disaster Recovery
22 24 (11.48%) SQL Server
23 23 (11.00%) VLAN
24 22 (10.53%) WAN
24 22 (10.53%) LAN

Systems Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 58 (27.75%) MS Exchange
2 26 (12.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (7.66%) IIS
3 16 (7.66%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (6.70%) Apache
5 8 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (3.35%) Lync
7 5 (2.39%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.39%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (2.39%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (2.39%) Adobe CQ
8 3 (1.44%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.44%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.44%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.96%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.48%) Node.js
10 1 (0.48%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 60 (28.71%) MS Excel
2 31 (14.83%) MS Office
3 1 (0.48%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.48%) Maya
3 1 (0.48%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 11 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.44%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.96%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.87%) Office 365
2 5 (2.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.44%) SaaS
3 3 (1.44%) IBM SmartCloud
4 1 (0.48%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 51 (24.40%) TCP/IP
2 46 (22.01%) DNS
3 32 (15.31%) SAN
4 31 (14.83%) DHCP
5 29 (13.88%) Firewall
6 26 (12.44%) Internet
7 23 (11.00%) VLAN
8 22 (10.53%) SSH
8 22 (10.53%) WAN
8 22 (10.53%) LAN
9 19 (9.09%) VPN
10 18 (8.61%) VoIP
11 16 (7.66%) NAS
12 14 (6.70%) Cisco IOS
12 14 (6.70%) FTP
13 12 (5.74%) Wireshark
14 11 (5.26%) DSL
14 11 (5.26%) OpenVPN
14 11 (5.26%) NetScaler
15 9 (4.31%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (12.92%) MySQL
2 24 (11.48%) SQL Server
3 10 (4.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.91%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.44%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.96%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.48%) Riak
8 1 (0.48%) Big Data
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.48%) Text Mining
8 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (2.39%) JIRA
2 3 (1.44%) Subversion
3 2 (0.96%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.48%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (7.66%) Finance
2 13 (6.22%) Aerospace
3 10 (4.78%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.83%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.44%) Banking
6 2 (0.96%) Billing
6 2 (0.96%) Front Office
6 2 (0.96%) Back Office
6 2 (0.96%) Advertising
7 1 (0.48%) Games
7 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.48%) Marketing
7 1 (0.48%) French Language
7 1 (0.48%) Retail
7 1 (0.48%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.22%) LAMP
2 6 (2.87%) .NET
3 5 (2.39%) JMX
4 3 (1.44%) XML
4 3 (1.44%) Middleware
4 3 (1.44%) Java EE
5 1 (0.48%) JSON
5 1 (0.48%) jQuery
5 1 (0.48%) OAuth
5 1 (0.48%) RESTful
5 1 (0.48%) Mojolicious
5 1 (0.48%) CSS
5 1 (0.48%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.26%) Replication
2 9 (4.31%) Blackberry
2 9 (4.31%) Computer Science
3 8 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.35%) Clustering
5 6 (2.87%) CMDB
5 6 (2.87%) Wiki
6 5 (2.39%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (2.39%) Streaming Media
6 5 (2.39%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.91%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.44%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.44%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.44%) MPEG
9 2 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.96%) AS400
9 2 (0.96%) 3D Graphics
9 2 (0.96%) Equities
9 2 (0.96%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.96%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 140 (66.99%) Windows
2 69 (33.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 67 (32.06%) Linux
4 47 (22.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (13.40%) UNIX
6 14 (6.70%) Windows 7
7 12 (5.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (5.26%) Windows XP
9 10 (4.78%) Windows 2000 Server
10 9 (4.31%) Windows 8
11 8 (3.83%) Ubuntu
11 8 (3.83%) Solaris
12 5 (2.39%) SVR4
12 5 (2.39%) Debian
13 4 (1.91%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.96%) AIX
14 2 (0.96%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.48%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (11.96%) Disaster Recovery
2 20 (9.57%) ITIL
3 14 (6.70%) Service Delivery
4 13 (6.22%) ERP
5 12 (5.74%) Problem Management
6 10 (4.78%) Configuration Management
7 9 (4.31%) Migration
8 8 (3.83%) Change Management
9 7 (3.35%) Document Management
9 7 (3.35%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (3.35%) DevOps
10 6 (2.87%) Load Balancing
10 6 (2.87%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (2.87%) E-business
10 6 (2.87%) Project Management
10 6 (2.87%) CRM
10 6 (2.87%) E-Commerce
11 5 (2.39%) Security Management
11 5 (2.39%) Workflow
11 5 (2.39%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 28 (13.40%) SQL
2 21 (10.05%) Python
3 19 (9.09%) Bash Shell
4 18 (8.61%) PHP
5 17 (8.13%) Java
6 16 (7.66%) Perl
7 13 (6.22%) C++
8 9 (4.31%) PowerShell
9 8 (3.83%) C
10 6 (2.87%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.44%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.96%) VBScript
12 2 (0.96%) C#
13 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.48%) VB
13 1 (0.48%) Ruby
13 1 (0.48%) Scala
Qualifications
1 35 (16.75%) Degree
2 22 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (8.13%) MCSA
4 14 (6.70%) MCP
5 12 (5.74%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (5.26%) CCA
6 11 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
7 9 (4.31%) CCNA
7 9 (4.31%) Security Cleared
8 7 (3.35%) MCITP
9 6 (2.87%) MCSE
10 4 (1.91%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.96%) MCDST
11 2 (0.96%) MCTS
12 1 (0.48%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.48%) CCENT
12 1 (0.48%) HND
12 1 (0.48%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.48%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (11.96%) SLA
2 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 61 (29.19%) Active Directory
2 30 (14.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (9.57%) Hyper-V
4 16 (7.66%) XenApp
5 11 (5.26%) Postfix
6 8 (3.83%) XenDesktop
6 8 (3.83%) VMware Server
7 6 (2.87%) Xen
8 4 (1.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (1.44%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.96%) vSphere
10 2 (0.96%) NFS
11 1 (0.48%) Samba
11 1 (0.48%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.48%) KVM
11 1 (0.48%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (9.09%) Backup Exec
2 15 (7.18%) Nagios
3 12 (5.74%) SCCM
4 11 (5.26%) WSUS
5 10 (4.78%) SCOM
6 7 (3.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (1.91%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.91%) DameWare
7 4 (1.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (1.44%) Netcool
8 3 (1.44%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 3 (1.44%) Tivoli
8 3 (1.44%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 3 (1.44%) Puppet
9 2 (0.96%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.48%) Ansible
10 1 (0.48%) Opsview
10 1 (0.48%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.48%) Cacti
10 1 (0.48%) Munin
Vendors
1 94 (44.98%) Microsoft
2 61 (29.19%) VMware
3 42 (20.10%) Citrix
4 37 (17.70%) Cisco
5 16 (7.66%) Symantec
6 14 (6.70%) NetApp
7 12 (5.74%) Polycom
8 11 (5.26%) Oracle
9 9 (4.31%) CommVault
9 9 (4.31%) JBoss
9 9 (4.31%) Bomgar
10 8 (3.83%) Websense
11 7 (3.35%) Red Hat
12 6 (2.87%) Adobe
12 6 (2.87%) Zend
12 6 (2.87%) IronPort
13 5 (2.39%) Splunk
13 5 (2.39%) Sun
13 5 (2.39%) IBM
13 5 (2.39%) HP
London
Esum
Salary: Unspecified £Excellent + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £44000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Chadderton, Lancashire
Hays IT
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Cobham - AMS
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
NES Global Talent
Salary: £40000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Subsidised Gym etc
Posted: 6 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + excellent training
Posted: 6 days ago
Somerset
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 to £35000 per annum - generous benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicestershire
Cobham
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Three People
Salary: £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago