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 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Support Engineer
Rank 836 796 812
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Support Engineer 59 120 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.10% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.11% 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 52 105 77
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £21,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £42,400
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%

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
101264 109979 101860
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.19% 94.54% 94.30%
Number of salaries quoted 84172 88959 84461
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -39 56 £32,750 +0.76% 9
South East -17 21 £30,500 +8.92% 3
London +20 10 £40,000 - 3
East of England +22 8 £39,000 +39.28% 1
Kent - 7 £35,000 -
East Midlands -2 6 £33,574 -10.46%
West Midlands - 6 £23,000 -
Wolverhampton - 5 £23,000 -
Oxfordshire +5 4 £27,500 -13.38%
South West -12 4 - - 1
Grimsby - 4 £34,428 -
Lincolnshire - 4 £34,428 -
City of London +30 3 £45,000 -10.00%
Surrey +11 3 £24,500 -22.22% 1
Bristol -10 3 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £37,500 -
Abingdon - 3 £27,500 -
Leatherhead - 3 £24,500 -
Essex - 3 £39,000 -
East Sussex -2 2 £23,000 -17.85% 1
West Sussex - 2 £37,500 -
Crawley - 2 £37,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £31,250 -
Norwich - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 £31,250 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £36,250 - 1
Norfolk - 2 - -
Cambridge +15 1 £30,000 +7.14%
Cambridgeshire +10 1 £30,000 +7.14%
Scotland +10 1 £27,500 -21.42%

Systems Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 116 (66.29%) Windows
2 93 (53.14%) Linux
3 85 (48.57%) Microsoft
4 67 (38.29%) Active Directory
5 63 (36.00%) DNS
6 62 (35.43%) SQL Server
7 54 (30.86%) Firewall
8 50 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 45 (25.71%) MS Excel
9 45 (25.71%) SAN
10 43 (24.57%) MS Office
10 43 (24.57%) VMware
11 42 (24.00%) MS Exchange
12 37 (21.14%) TCP/IP
13 35 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
14 34 (19.43%) IIS
14 34 (19.43%) VMware Infrastructure
14 34 (19.43%) Windows Server 2012
15 33 (18.86%) Hyper-V
16 32 (18.29%) Exchange Server 2010
16 32 (18.29%) UNIX
17 30 (17.14%) DHCP
18 29 (16.57%) Windows XP
18 29 (16.57%) Finance
19 25 (14.29%) Python
19 25 (14.29%) ITIL
19 25 (14.29%) SQL
20 24 (13.71%) Microsoft Certification
20 24 (13.71%) Cisco
20 24 (13.71%) Front Office

Systems Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 42 (24.00%) MS Exchange
2 34 (19.43%) IIS
3 32 (18.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (11.43%) Lync
4 20 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2003
5 18 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (8.00%) SharePoint
6 14 (8.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 13 (7.43%) Apache
8 8 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (3.43%) Tomcat
10 5 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.57%) MTS
12 1 (0.57%) nginx
12 1 (0.57%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 45 (25.71%) MS Excel
2 43 (24.57%) MS Office
3 3 (1.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (1.71%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.14%) Infor CRM
3 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.57%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.00%) SaaS
2 8 (4.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 63 (36.00%) DNS
2 54 (30.86%) Firewall
3 45 (25.71%) SAN
4 37 (21.14%) TCP/IP
5 30 (17.14%) DHCP
6 20 (11.43%) LAN
7 19 (10.86%) WAN
8 18 (10.29%) Wireless
9 16 (9.14%) VPN
10 15 (8.57%) iSCSI
11 13 (7.43%) VLAN
12 12 (6.86%) NAS
13 9 (5.14%) IMAP
13 9 (5.14%) SMTP
13 9 (5.14%) Internet
14 8 (4.57%) DMZ
14 8 (4.57%) VoIP
15 7 (4.00%) SSH
16 6 (3.43%) PBX
16 6 (3.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (35.43%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.00%) Redis
3 10 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (5.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (4.57%) MySQL
6 4 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.71%) DB2
8 1 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.57%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 1 (0.57%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.57%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.57%) MSI
1 1 (0.57%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
General
1 29 (16.57%) Finance
2 24 (13.71%) Front Office
3 18 (10.29%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.57%) Electronics
4 8 (4.57%) Retail
5 5 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (2.29%) Back Office
6 4 (2.29%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.71%) Spanish Language
8 2 (1.14%) Mandarin Language
8 2 (1.14%) French Language
9 1 (0.57%) German Language
9 1 (0.57%) Advertising
9 1 (0.57%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.57%) MAPI
2 5 (2.86%) .NET
3 3 (1.71%) XML
3 3 (1.71%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.14%) COM
4 2 (1.14%) CSS
4 2 (1.14%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.57%) HTML
5 1 (0.57%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.57%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.57%) ODBC
5 1 (0.57%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.43%) EqualLogic
2 16 (9.14%) Replication
3 14 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (8.00%) Data Centre
4 8 (4.57%) iPhone
4 8 (4.57%) PDA
4 8 (4.57%) Blackberry
5 6 (3.43%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.43%) Hedge funds
5 6 (3.43%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.29%) Telematics
7 3 (1.71%) DTV
7 3 (1.71%) CCTV
7 3 (1.71%) Streaming Music
8 2 (1.14%) MPEG
8 2 (1.14%) User Experience
9 1 (0.57%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.57%) Wiki
9 1 (0.57%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 116 (66.29%) Windows
2 93 (53.14%) Linux
3 50 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 34 (19.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (18.29%) UNIX
7 29 (16.57%) Windows XP
8 22 (12.57%) Windows 7
9 12 (6.86%) Windows 8
10 11 (6.29%) Mac OS
11 8 (4.57%) Windows Vista
11 8 (4.57%) Android
12 7 (4.00%) Windows 2000
13 4 (2.29%) Ubuntu
14 2 (1.14%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.57%) HPUX
15 1 (0.57%) Solaris
15 1 (0.57%) openSUSE
15 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.57%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (14.29%) ITIL
2 18 (10.29%) Change Management
3 17 (9.71%) Low Latency
4 16 (9.14%) Electronic Trading
5 15 (8.57%) DevOps
6 14 (8.00%) Capacity Management
7 9 (5.14%) Use Case
7 9 (5.14%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (4.57%) Web Design
9 7 (4.00%) Service Delivery
9 7 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
10 6 (3.43%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (2.86%) Analytics
11 5 (2.86%) Software Engineering
11 5 (2.86%) Incident Management
11 5 (2.86%) ERP
12 4 (2.29%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (2.29%) Project Management
12 4 (2.29%) Software Testing
12 4 (2.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 25 (14.29%) SQL
1 25 (14.29%) Python
2 22 (12.57%) Perl
3 21 (12.00%) PowerShell
4 10 (5.71%) C
4 10 (5.71%) Java
5 6 (3.43%) C#
6 5 (2.86%) C++
7 4 (2.29%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.71%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.71%) X++
9 2 (1.14%) PHP
10 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.57%) AWK
10 1 (0.57%) sed
10 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.57%) VBScript
10 1 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (13.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (8.00%) MCSE
3 13 (7.43%) Degree
4 9 (5.14%) MCITP
4 9 (5.14%) Security Cleared
5 7 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 7 (4.00%) CCNA
5 7 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.71%) MCP
6 3 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.71%) MCTS
6 3 (1.71%) MCSA
6 3 (1.71%) CCIE
6 3 (1.71%) CCNP
6 3 (1.71%) CNE
6 3 (1.71%) Novell Certification
7 2 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.57%) CCENT
8 1 (0.57%) RHCE
8 1 (0.57%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.43%) SLA
2 3 (1.71%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 67 (38.29%) Active Directory
2 34 (19.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (18.86%) Hyper-V
4 13 (7.43%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (5.71%) vSphere
6 3 (1.71%) Firmware
7 2 (1.14%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (13.71%) SCOM
2 18 (10.29%) SCCM
3 14 (8.00%) HAProxy
3 14 (8.00%) SCVMM
4 8 (4.57%) Backup Exec
5 6 (3.43%) WSUS
6 3 (1.71%) Cacti
6 3 (1.71%) Opsview
7 1 (0.57%) Puppet
7 1 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.57%) Nagios
7 1 (0.57%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 85 (48.57%) Microsoft
2 43 (24.57%) VMware
3 24 (13.71%) Cisco
4 21 (12.00%) Oracle
5 14 (8.00%) Nimble Storage
6 13 (7.43%) Apple
7 12 (6.86%) Symantec
8 9 (5.14%) Veeam
9 8 (4.57%) Draytek
9 8 (4.57%) NetApp
10 7 (4.00%) Citrix
11 6 (3.43%) Adobe
12 4 (2.29%) Sun
12 4 (2.29%) HP
12 4 (2.29%) Dell
12 4 (2.29%) Bloomberg
13 3 (1.71%) Reuters
13 3 (1.71%) Avaya
13 3 (1.71%) Advent
14 2 (1.14%) SonicWALL
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