Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

System Engineer
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 100 116
Rank change year-on-year +1 +16 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 81 47 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.61% 2.05% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.69% 2.10% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 68 41 42
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £46,900 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.61% +17.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £35,150 £32,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £62,500 £54,750
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +18.75% +6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 3015 2236 2742
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.26% 97.39% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2300 1863 2379
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.51% +9.75%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £62,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings that featured Systems Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in Cambridge

Systems Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for Systems Engineer in Cambridge

Systems Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in Cambridge over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Engineer in Cambridge

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Systems Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cambridge region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 36 (44.44%) C
2 34 (41.98%) C++
2 34 (41.98%) Python
3 32 (39.51%) Wireless
4 27 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 21 (25.93%) Bluetooth
6 20 (24.69%) Firmware
7 18 (22.22%) Embedded C
8 16 (19.75%) Linux
9 14 (17.28%) ASIC
10 13 (16.05%) Degree
10 13 (16.05%) Test Automation
10 13 (16.05%) Embedded Systems
11 12 (14.81%) Embedded Software Development
11 12 (14.81%) Signal Processing
11 12 (14.81%) MATLAB
12 10 (12.35%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (12.35%) Windows
13 9 (11.11%) OpenGL
13 9 (11.11%) Games
13 9 (11.11%) Test Scripting
13 9 (11.11%) OpenCL
13 9 (11.11%) Driving Licence
13 9 (11.11%) Vulkan
14 8 (9.88%) DevOps
14 8 (9.88%) Bash Shell
14 8 (9.88%) Embedded C++
15 7 (8.64%) Assembly Language
15 7 (8.64%) Perl
15 7 (8.64%) VMware

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.23%) IIS
1 1 (1.23%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.23%) OrCAD
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.23%) Office 365
3 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (39.51%) Wireless
2 21 (25.93%) Bluetooth
3 10 (12.35%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (6.17%) Network Security
4 5 (6.17%) SMS
5 1 (1.23%) Ethereal
5 1 (1.23%) SAN
5 1 (1.23%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.23%) GitLab
2 1 (1.23%) JIRA
General
1 27 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 9 (11.11%) Games
3 4 (4.94%) Electronics
4 2 (2.47%) Advertising
4 2 (2.47%) Automotive
4 2 (2.47%) Billing
5 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.11%) OpenCL
1 9 (11.11%) OpenGL
1 9 (11.11%) Vulkan
2 7 (8.64%) Direct3D
3 5 (6.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 5 (6.17%) STL
4 3 (3.70%) Web Services
5 2 (2.47%) .NET
5 2 (2.47%) HTML
6 1 (1.23%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.28%) ASIC
2 13 (16.05%) Embedded Systems
3 9 (11.11%) Driving Licence
4 5 (6.17%) Cyberthreat
4 5 (6.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (2.47%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.47%) Fintech
6 1 (1.23%) CAN bus
6 1 (1.23%) Smart City
6 1 (1.23%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.75%) Linux
2 10 (12.35%) Windows
3 5 (6.17%) CentOS
3 5 (6.17%) Mac OS
3 5 (6.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.47%) Android
4 2 (2.47%) Unix
4 2 (2.47%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.23%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.05%) Test Automation
2 12 (14.81%) Embedded Software Development
2 12 (14.81%) Signal Processing
3 9 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 8 (9.88%) DevOps
5 7 (8.64%) Digital Signal Processing
5 7 (8.64%) Performance Optimisation
6 6 (7.41%) Artificial Intelligence
6 6 (7.41%) Machine Learning
7 5 (6.17%) Reinforcement Learning
7 5 (6.17%) Software Engineering
8 4 (4.94%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (4.94%) Multithreading
8 4 (4.94%) Software Testing
8 4 (4.94%) SysML
8 4 (4.94%) UML
8 4 (4.94%) Validation
9 3 (3.70%) ITIL
9 3 (3.70%) OO
9 3 (3.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (44.44%) C
2 34 (41.98%) C++
2 34 (41.98%) Python
3 18 (22.22%) Embedded C
4 12 (14.81%) MATLAB
5 8 (9.88%) Bash Shell
5 8 (9.88%) Embedded C++
6 7 (8.64%) Assembly Language
6 7 (8.64%) Perl
7 3 (3.70%) C#
8 2 (2.47%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.47%) SQL
9 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (16.05%) Degree
2 1 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.23%) LPIC
2 1 (1.23%) Master's Degree
2 1 (1.23%) MCP
2 1 (1.23%) MCSE
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (24.69%) Firmware
2 6 (7.41%) Docker
3 5 (6.17%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (6.17%) Grafana
1 5 (6.17%) Munin
1 5 (6.17%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (6.17%) Puppet
1 5 (6.17%) Salt
1 5 (6.17%) ZABBIX
2 2 (2.47%) SCCM
3 1 (1.23%) Ansible
3 1 (1.23%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.23%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (8.64%) VMware
2 5 (6.17%) Cisco
3 3 (3.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.23%) EMC
4 1 (1.23%) ServiceNow