Period
to 16 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

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

System Engineer
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 145 144
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 18 26 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.67% 0.92% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.96% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 13 15 1
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +14.86% -12.94%
10th Percentile £26,250 £31,400 £35,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £51,050 £38,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% -6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 2,590 2,711 2,106
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.89% 95.83% 97.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1,983 2,077 1,840
Cheshire median annual salary £43,750 £42,500 £36,375
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +16.84% -9.06%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £21,875
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in Cheshire

Systems Engineer
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Systems Engineer in Cheshire

Systems Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in Cheshire over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Systems Engineer in Cheshire

Systems Engineer
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 16 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -4 11 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Ellesmere Port - 3 - -
Knutsford +13 2 - - 1
Crewe - 1 £22,500 -
Systems Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, Systems Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 11 (61.11%) Linux
3 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
4 8 (44.44%) VMware
5 7 (38.89%) MySQL
5 7 (38.89%) vSphere
5 7 (38.89%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (33.33%) Python
6 6 (33.33%) Ruby
7 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
7 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
7 5 (27.78%) Windows 10
7 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
8 4 (22.22%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (22.22%) Big Data
8 4 (22.22%) DNS
8 4 (22.22%) SQL
8 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
8 4 (22.22%) MCSE
8 4 (22.22%) Terminal Services
8 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (22.22%) CentOS
8 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
8 4 (22.22%) Facilities Management
8 4 (22.22%) SSH
8 4 (22.22%) Wireshark
8 4 (22.22%) Firewall
9 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) DNS
1 4 (22.22%) Firewall
1 4 (22.22%) Remote Desktop
1 4 (22.22%) SSH
1 4 (22.22%) Wireshark
2 3 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 7 (38.89%) MySQL
3 4 (22.22%) Big Data
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) GIS
General
1 3 (16.67%) Banking
1 3 (16.67%) Investment Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Law
3 1 (5.56%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.56%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 11 (61.11%) Linux
3 5 (27.78%) Windows 10
3 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
4 4 (22.22%) CentOS
5 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 4 (22.22%) Facilities Management
3 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 3 (16.67%) Cryptography
3 3 (16.67%) DevOps
3 3 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 3 (16.67%) Secure Coding
3 3 (16.67%) Wealth Management
4 2 (11.11%) High Availability
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.56%) Affiliate Network
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL
5 1 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (5.56%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Software Distribution
5 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Python
1 6 (33.33%) Ruby
2 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
3 3 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 3 (16.67%) Go
3 3 (16.67%) Perl
3 3 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) MCSE
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.56%) CCNA
2 1 (5.56%) CCNP
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) VMware ESXi
1 7 (38.89%) vSphere
2 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
3 4 (22.22%) Terminal Services
4 3 (16.67%) Corosync
4 3 (16.67%) Docker
4 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Ansible
1 3 (16.67%) HAProxy
1 3 (16.67%) Icinga
1 3 (16.67%) Kubernetes
1 3 (16.67%) Nagios
1 3 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (16.67%) Opsview
1 3 (16.67%) Pacemaker
2 1 (5.56%) AirWatch
2 1 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) VMware
2 3 (16.67%) ArcSight
2 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
2 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) McAfee