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 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 Support Engineer
Rank 797 828 779
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -49
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Support Engineer 98 98 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.083% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.088% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 85 83 96
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £20,080 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%

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 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 6 July 2015 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 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 +30 95 £35,000 - 7
South East +24 41 £34,000 -2.85% 3
London +19 22 £53,750 +53.57% 2
Kent - 18 £35,000 -
West Midlands - 10 £23,000 -
Surrey +21 8 £42,500 +13.33% 2
East of England +2 7 £39,000 +19.08%
Oxfordshire - 6 £27,500 -
City of London +37 5 £45,000 +53.84%
East Midlands -7 5 £32,500 -27.77%
South West -11 5 £34,250 +5.38%
Guildford - 5 £52,500 - 2
Abingdon - 5 £27,500 -
West Sussex +5 4 £27,500 -38.88%
Essex +4 4 £39,000 +136.36%
Crawley 0 4 £27,500 -38.88%
Tunbridge Wells - 4 £37,500 -
Wolverhampton - 4 £23,000 -
Stansted - 4 £30,000 -
Yorkshire +6 3 £32,500 -
Nottingham +2 3 £32,500 -14.47%
Norfolk +1 3 £30,000 +4.34%
Nottinghamshire 0 3 £32,500 -14.47%
Norwich -2 3 £30,000 +4.34%
Telford - 3 - -
Leatherhead - 3 £24,500 -
Birmingham - 3 - -
Shropshire - 3 - -
Bath +24 2 £36,000 +35.84%
Somerset +11 2 £36,000 +10.76%

Systems Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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.

1 133 (59.64%) Windows
2 102 (45.74%) Linux
3 99 (44.39%) Microsoft
4 83 (37.22%) Active Directory
5 67 (30.04%) SQL Server
6 65 (29.15%) Firewall
7 62 (27.80%) DNS
7 62 (27.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 57 (25.56%) MS Excel
8 57 (25.56%) VMware
9 50 (22.42%) SAN
10 48 (21.52%) TCP/IP
10 48 (21.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 48 (21.52%) MS Exchange
11 45 (20.18%) Finance
12 44 (19.73%) UNIX
12 44 (19.73%) MS Office
13 43 (19.28%) VMware Infrastructure
14 42 (18.83%) Hyper-V
15 39 (17.49%) Windows Server 2012
16 38 (17.04%) Python
17 37 (16.59%) IIS
17 37 (16.59%) Cisco
18 35 (15.70%) Perl
19 34 (15.25%) Exchange Server 2010
20 33 (14.80%) SCOM
20 33 (14.80%) SQL
21 31 (13.90%) DHCP
22 28 (12.56%) Microsoft Certification
23 27 (12.11%) Windows XP

Systems Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 48 (21.52%) MS Exchange
2 37 (16.59%) IIS
3 34 (15.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (11.21%) Lync
4 25 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2003
5 22 (9.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 21 (9.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (6.28%) SharePoint
8 12 (5.38%) Apache
9 8 (3.59%) Tomcat
10 6 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (2.24%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.90%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.90%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.45%) MTS
13 1 (0.45%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 57 (25.56%) MS Excel
2 44 (19.73%) MS Office
3 3 (1.35%) Abaqus
3 3 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.90%) Infor CRM
3 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.73%) SaaS
2 10 (4.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 65 (29.15%) Firewall
2 62 (27.80%) DNS
3 50 (22.42%) SAN
4 48 (21.52%) TCP/IP
5 31 (13.90%) DHCP
6 27 (12.11%) LAN
7 25 (11.21%) WAN
8 19 (8.52%) VPN
9 17 (7.62%) Wireless
10 16 (7.17%) Internet
10 16 (7.17%) VLAN
10 16 (7.17%) iSCSI
11 15 (6.73%) NAS
12 11 (4.93%) IMAP
12 11 (4.93%) SMTP
13 10 (4.48%) DMZ
14 8 (3.59%) HTTP
14 8 (3.59%) PBX
15 7 (3.14%) VoIP
15 7 (3.14%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (30.04%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.28%) Redis
3 12 (5.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (5.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (4.93%) MySQL
5 5 (2.24%) DB2
5 5 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.90%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.45%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.45%) Big Data
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.45%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
1 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
General
1 45 (20.18%) Finance
2 23 (10.31%) Front Office
3 19 (8.52%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.04%) Electronics
5 5 (2.24%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (2.24%) Legal
5 5 (2.24%) Spanish Language
6 4 (1.79%) Mandarin Language
6 4 (1.79%) French Language
6 4 (1.79%) Retail
6 4 (1.79%) Back Office
7 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.90%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.90%) Marketing
7 2 (0.90%) Banking
7 2 (0.90%) German Language
8 1 (0.45%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.48%) MAPI
2 7 (3.14%) XML
3 6 (2.69%) Regular Expression
3 6 (2.69%) .NET
4 3 (1.35%) CSS
5 2 (0.90%) COM
6 1 (0.45%) HTML
6 1 (0.45%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.45%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.31%) EqualLogic
2 16 (7.17%) Replication
3 15 (6.73%) Data Centre
4 13 (5.83%) Blackberry
5 12 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (4.93%) iPhone
7 10 (4.48%) Computer Science
7 10 (4.48%) PDA
8 9 (4.04%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (3.14%) Hedge funds
10 6 (2.69%) User Experience
10 6 (2.69%) CCTV
10 6 (2.69%) Streaming Music
10 6 (2.69%) Telematics
11 5 (2.24%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.35%) DTV
12 3 (1.35%) SecurID
13 2 (0.90%) Derivative
13 2 (0.90%) MPEG
13 2 (0.90%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 133 (59.64%) Windows
2 102 (45.74%) Linux
3 62 (27.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (21.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 44 (19.73%) UNIX
6 39 (17.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (12.11%) Windows XP
8 20 (8.97%) Windows 7
9 16 (7.17%) Windows 8
10 10 (4.48%) Windows 2000
10 10 (4.48%) Windows Vista
10 10 (4.48%) Android
11 9 (4.04%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.35%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.90%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.90%) AIX
14 1 (0.45%) HPUX
14 1 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (10.31%) ITIL
2 20 (8.97%) Low Latency
3 19 (8.52%) Change Management
3 19 (8.52%) Electronic Trading
4 16 (7.17%) Use Case
4 16 (7.17%) DevOps
5 14 (6.28%) Capacity Management
6 9 (4.04%) Technical Architecture
7 8 (3.59%) Software Testing
7 8 (3.59%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (2.69%) Process Management
8 6 (2.69%) Project Management
8 6 (2.69%) Software Engineering
8 6 (2.69%) Analytics
8 6 (2.69%) Server Monitoring
8 6 (2.69%) Mentoring
9 5 (2.24%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (2.24%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (1.79%) Migration
10 4 (1.79%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 38 (17.04%) Python
2 35 (15.70%) Perl
3 33 (14.80%) SQL
4 22 (9.87%) C
5 21 (9.42%) PowerShell
6 16 (7.17%) Java
7 9 (4.04%) C++
8 8 (3.59%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.14%) C#
10 6 (2.69%) Bash Shell
11 5 (2.24%) sed
11 5 (2.24%) AWK
11 5 (2.24%) PHP
12 3 (1.35%) MATLAB
12 3 (1.35%) X++
13 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.45%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.45%) VBScript
13 1 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (12.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (8.07%) MCSE
2 18 (8.07%) Degree
3 12 (5.38%) Security Cleared
4 11 (4.93%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (4.48%) CCNA
5 10 (4.48%) SC Cleared
6 8 (3.59%) MCITP
7 4 (1.79%) MCSA
8 3 (1.35%) MCP
8 3 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.35%) MCTS
9 2 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.90%) CNE
9 2 (0.90%) Novell Certification
9 2 (0.90%) HNC
9 2 (0.90%) HND
9 2 (0.90%) CCIE
9 2 (0.90%) CCNP
10 1 (0.45%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.69%) SLA
2 3 (1.35%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 83 (37.22%) Active Directory
2 43 (19.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (18.83%) Hyper-V
4 15 (6.73%) vSphere
5 13 (5.83%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.90%) XenApp
6 2 (0.90%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.90%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.90%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.45%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.45%) NFS
Systems Management
1 33 (14.80%) SCOM
2 23 (10.31%) SCCM
3 14 (6.28%) HAProxy
3 14 (6.28%) SCVMM
4 11 (4.93%) Backup Exec
5 6 (2.69%) Cacti
5 6 (2.69%) Opsview
6 5 (2.24%) WSUS
7 2 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.45%) Nagios
8 1 (0.45%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 99 (44.39%) Microsoft
2 57 (25.56%) VMware
3 37 (16.59%) Cisco
4 23 (10.31%) Oracle
5 17 (7.62%) Symantec
6 14 (6.28%) Nimble Storage
7 13 (5.83%) Apple
8 10 (4.48%) Draytek
8 10 (4.48%) HP
8 10 (4.48%) Citrix
8 10 (4.48%) NetApp
8 10 (4.48%) Veeam
9 9 (4.04%) Dell
10 7 (3.14%) SolarWinds
11 6 (2.69%) Adobe
12 5 (2.24%) Red Hat
13 4 (1.79%) Avaya
13 4 (1.79%) Sun
13 4 (1.79%) Polycom
13 4 (1.79%) Bloomberg
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