Period
to 24 August 2019

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 24 August 2019.

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

System Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 261 276 263
Rank change year-on-year +15 -13 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 80 75 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.79% 0.68% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.71% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 75 69 67
City of London median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +20.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £32,100 £41,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £81,500 £80,000
Central London median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% +20.00% -4.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 9,742 10,570 9,658
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.02% 95.24%
Number of salaries quoted 8,638 9,395 8,733
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in the City of London

Systems Engineer
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Systems Engineer in the City of London

Systems Engineer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Systems Engineer in the City of London

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 August 2019, 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 City of London region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 45 (56.25%) Windows
2 39 (48.75%) PowerShell
3 37 (46.25%) AWS
3 37 (46.25%) VMware
4 32 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 30 (37.50%) Puppet
5 30 (37.50%) SQL
6 28 (35.00%) DevOps
7 27 (33.75%) Degree
8 25 (31.25%) Linux
9 24 (30.00%) Windows Server
10 20 (25.00%) TCP/IP
10 20 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
11 19 (23.75%) Migration
11 19 (23.75%) Hyper-V
12 18 (22.50%) Opscode Chef
12 18 (22.50%) Shell Script
12 18 (22.50%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (21.25%) Computer Science
13 17 (21.25%) Jenkins
14 16 (20.00%) VirtualBox
14 16 (20.00%) Azure
14 16 (20.00%) Terraform
14 16 (20.00%) API Integration
14 16 (20.00%) BGP
14 16 (20.00%) LogicMonitor
15 15 (18.75%) Configuration Management
15 15 (18.75%) Ansible
16 14 (17.50%) Docker
16 14 (17.50%) Python

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 6 (7.50%) Apache
1 6 (7.50%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (5.00%) nginx
3 2 (2.50%) IIS
3 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.50%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.50%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.25%) CMS
4 1 (1.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.25%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 37 (46.25%) AWS
2 16 (20.00%) Azure
3 11 (13.75%) GCP
4 10 (12.50%) GitHub
5 8 (10.00%) Office 365
5 8 (10.00%) SaaS
6 1 (1.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.25%) Amazon ECS
6 1 (1.25%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.25%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (1.25%) AWS Fargate
6 1 (1.25%) G Suite
6 1 (1.25%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.25%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 16 (20.00%) BGP
3 5 (6.25%) DHCP
3 5 (6.25%) DNS
4 4 (5.00%) LAN
4 4 (5.00%) NAS
4 4 (5.00%) SAN
4 4 (5.00%) VPN
4 4 (5.00%) WAN
5 3 (3.75%) Firewall
6 2 (2.50%) Skype
6 2 (2.50%) SMTP
6 2 (2.50%) Telepresence
6 2 (2.50%) VoIP
7 1 (1.25%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.25%) HTTP
7 1 (1.25%) IPv4
7 1 (1.25%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.25%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) MySQL
1 4 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (21.25%) Jenkins
2 11 (13.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 11 (13.75%) TeamCity
3 10 (12.50%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (6.25%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.25%) Ant
5 1 (1.25%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.25%) JIRA
5 1 (1.25%) Maven
5 1 (1.25%) Subversion
5 1 (1.25%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (15.00%) Finance
2 5 (6.25%) Games
3 4 (5.00%) Advertising
3 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.50%) Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Law
4 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.25%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.75%) Web Services
2 4 (5.00%) LAMP
2 4 (5.00%) LAPP Stack
2 4 (5.00%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (1.25%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.25%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.25%) Google Maps API
3 1 (1.25%) LDAP
3 1 (1.25%) Middleware
3 1 (1.25%) REST
3 1 (1.25%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (3.75%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (3.75%) Hedge funds
3 2 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.25%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.25%) Clustering
4 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.25%) Derivative
4 1 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.25%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 45 (56.25%) Windows
2 25 (31.25%) Linux
3 24 (30.00%) Windows Server
4 8 (10.00%) Windows 10
5 7 (8.75%) Windows 7
6 4 (5.00%) Ubuntu
7 3 (3.75%) CentOS
7 3 (3.75%) Unix
8 2 (2.50%) DC/OS
9 1 (1.25%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.25%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (35.00%) DevOps
2 19 (23.75%) Migration
3 18 (22.50%) Problem-Solving
4 17 (21.25%) Computer Science
5 16 (20.00%) API Integration
6 15 (18.75%) Configuration Management
7 14 (17.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 13 (16.25%) Fintech
9 12 (15.00%) ITIL
10 11 (13.75%) Systems Engineering
11 10 (12.50%) Build Automation
11 10 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
11 10 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (12.50%) Presales
12 8 (10.00%) Data Analysis
13 5 (6.25%) Data Management
13 5 (6.25%) Open Source
13 5 (6.25%) Service Delivery
14 4 (5.00%) Algorithmic Trading
14 4 (5.00%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 39 (48.75%) PowerShell
2 30 (37.50%) SQL
3 18 (22.50%) Shell Script
4 14 (17.50%) Python
5 10 (12.50%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.50%) Ruby
7 1 (1.25%) Java
7 1 (1.25%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (33.75%) Degree
2 20 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (6.25%) MCSE
5 4 (5.00%) MCSA
5 4 (5.00%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (5.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.25%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.25%) CCNA
7 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.25%) MCDST
7 1 (1.25%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.25%) COBIT
2 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (23.75%) Hyper-V
3 16 (20.00%) VirtualBox
4 14 (17.50%) Docker
5 12 (15.00%) Active Directory
6 4 (5.00%) KVM
7 3 (3.75%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (37.50%) Puppet
2 18 (22.50%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (20.00%) Terraform
4 15 (18.75%) Ansible
5 11 (13.75%) Salt
6 5 (6.25%) Mesos
7 4 (5.00%) Nagios
7 4 (5.00%) Prometheus
8 3 (3.75%) SCCM
9 2 (2.50%) Control-M
9 2 (2.50%) Kubernetes
9 2 (2.50%) Marathon
9 2 (2.50%) SCVMM
10 1 (1.25%) Grafana
10 1 (1.25%) NetBackup
10 1 (1.25%) Perfmon
10 1 (1.25%) WMI
10 1 (1.25%) WSUS
10 1 (1.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 37 (46.25%) VMware
2 16 (20.00%) LogicMonitor
3 12 (15.00%) Google
4 10 (12.50%) SaltStack
5 8 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 6 (7.50%) Cisco
7 5 (6.25%) SolarWinds
8 3 (3.75%) Citrix
9 2 (2.50%) BMC
9 2 (2.50%) Polycom
10 1 (1.25%) Adobe
10 1 (1.25%) Dell
10 1 (1.25%) EMC
10 1 (1.25%) Facebook
10 1 (1.25%) Palo Alto
10 1 (1.25%) Splunk
10 1 (1.25%) Veritas
10 1 (1.25%) WatchGuard
10 1 (1.25%) Zoho