The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Engineer
London / City of London
Rank 183 224 231
Rank change year-on-year +41 +7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 35 45 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.69% 0.64% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.67% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 34 43 80
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,700 £35,000 £33,850
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.50% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4868 6762 9714
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.94% 95.63% 95.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4467 6044 8273
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Systems Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Engineer in the City of London

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

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

1 42 (59.15%) Linux
2 36 (50.70%) Windows
3 34 (47.89%) Python
4 28 (39.44%) Amazon AWS
5 26 (36.62%) Active Directory
5 26 (36.62%) Windows Server
6 25 (35.21%) Puppet
7 23 (32.39%) DevOps
8 22 (30.99%) Bash Shell
8 22 (30.99%) VMware
9 21 (29.58%) Ruby
10 20 (28.17%) Java
10 20 (28.17%) PowerShell
11 19 (26.76%) Opscode Chef
12 18 (25.35%) Microsoft
13 17 (23.94%) SQL Server
13 17 (23.94%) Finance
13 17 (23.94%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (22.54%) Windows Server 2008
14 16 (22.54%) Jenkins
15 15 (21.13%) SCCM
15 15 (21.13%) Citrix
16 14 (19.72%) JIRA
17 13 (18.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 13 (18.31%) Subversion
18 12 (16.90%) Atlassian
18 12 (16.90%) Scala
18 12 (16.90%) Git (software)
18 12 (16.90%) High Availability
19 11 (15.49%) Node.js

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 11 (15.49%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.27%) IIS
3 7 (9.86%) Apache
3 7 (9.86%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.23%) Confluence
5 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (4.23%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.41%) nginx
6 1 (1.41%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (11.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.41%) GNU Octave
Cloud Services
1 28 (39.44%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (14.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (14.08%) Office 365
3 3 (4.23%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (4.23%) GitHub
4 1 (1.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.41%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.41%) Google Compute Engine
4 1 (1.41%) Heroku
4 1 (1.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.49%) DNS
2 7 (9.86%) DHCP
2 7 (9.86%) Firewall
3 4 (5.63%) SAN
3 4 (5.63%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.63%) VoIP
4 3 (4.23%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (4.23%) Internet
4 3 (4.23%) LDAP
4 3 (4.23%) Skype
4 3 (4.23%) VPN
5 2 (2.82%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.41%) AMQP
6 1 (1.41%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.41%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.41%) LAN
6 1 (1.41%) OSPF
6 1 (1.41%) SMTP
6 1 (1.41%) VLAN
6 1 (1.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (23.94%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.49%) Relational Database
3 5 (7.04%) MySQL
4 3 (4.23%) Big Data
5 2 (2.82%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.82%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.41%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.41%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (22.54%) Jenkins
2 14 (19.72%) JIRA
3 13 (18.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 13 (18.31%) Subversion
4 12 (16.90%) Git (software)
5 11 (15.49%) git-flow
6 1 (1.41%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.41%) Maven
6 1 (1.41%) Vagrant
General
1 17 (23.94%) Finance
2 11 (15.49%) Banking
3 4 (5.63%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.23%) Turkish Language
5 2 (2.82%) Back Office
6 1 (1.41%) Games
6 1 (1.41%) Marketing
6 1 (1.41%) Private Banking
6 1 (1.41%) Retail
6 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.49%) Node.js
2 5 (7.04%) LAMP
3 4 (5.63%) Web Services
4 3 (4.23%) CSS
4 3 (4.23%) HTML
4 3 (4.23%) jQuery
4 3 (4.23%) REST
4 3 (4.23%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (4.23%) XML
5 2 (2.82%) DHTML
5 2 (2.82%) Django
5 2 (2.82%) RESTful
5 2 (2.82%) SOAP
6 1 (1.41%) .NET
6 1 (1.41%) Ajax
6 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.41%) JMS
6 1 (1.41%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.41%) SciPy
6 1 (1.41%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.27%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.23%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.82%) Clustering
3 2 (2.82%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.82%) Enterprise Cloud
3 2 (2.82%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.41%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.41%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.41%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.41%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.41%) PKI
4 1 (1.41%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 42 (59.15%) Linux
2 36 (50.70%) Windows
3 26 (36.62%) Windows Server
4 17 (23.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (22.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (14.08%) Unix
7 8 (11.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (5.63%) Solaris
9 3 (4.23%) CentOS
9 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.82%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.41%) AIX
11 1 (1.41%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (32.39%) DevOps
2 12 (16.90%) High Availability
3 11 (15.49%) Build Automation
4 10 (14.08%) Software Deployment
5 9 (12.68%) Configuration Management
6 6 (8.45%) Customer Requirements
6 6 (8.45%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (7.04%) Software Engineering
8 4 (5.63%) ITIL
8 4 (5.63%) Low Latency
9 3 (4.23%) Migration
9 3 (4.23%) Project Management
9 3 (4.23%) Software Testing
9 3 (4.23%) Wealth Management
10 2 (2.82%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (2.82%) Data Modelling
10 2 (2.82%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (2.82%) E-Commerce
10 2 (2.82%) Requirements Analysis
10 2 (2.82%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (47.89%) Python
2 22 (30.99%) Bash Shell
3 21 (29.58%) Ruby
4 20 (28.17%) Java
4 20 (28.17%) PowerShell
5 12 (16.90%) Scala
6 8 (11.27%) SQL
7 7 (9.86%) C++
8 6 (8.45%) C
9 5 (7.04%) C#
9 5 (7.04%) JavaScript
9 5 (7.04%) PHP
10 4 (5.63%) Perl
11 3 (4.23%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.41%) Go
12 1 (1.41%) R
12 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (11.27%) MCSE
1 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (9.86%) MCSA
3 6 (8.45%) Degree
4 1 (1.41%) CCNA
4 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.41%) MCP
4 1 (1.41%) RHCA
4 1 (1.41%) RHCE
4 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) MiFID
2 1 (1.41%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (36.62%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (12.68%) XenApp
3 7 (9.86%) Docker
4 3 (4.23%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (4.23%) vSphere
5 2 (2.82%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.82%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.41%) NFS
6 1 (1.41%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (35.21%) Puppet
2 19 (26.76%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (21.13%) SCCM
4 10 (14.08%) Ansible
5 4 (5.63%) Kubernetes
6 3 (4.23%) FortiGate
6 3 (4.23%) Mesos
7 1 (1.41%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (1.41%) Consul
7 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.41%) Nagios
7 1 (1.41%) SCOM
7 1 (1.41%) WSUS
7 1 (1.41%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (30.99%) VMware
2 18 (25.35%) Microsoft
3 15 (21.13%) Citrix
4 12 (16.90%) Atlassian
5 9 (12.68%) Cisco
5 9 (12.68%) Red Hat
6 4 (5.63%) New Relic
7 3 (4.23%) SaltStack
8 2 (2.82%) Google
8 2 (2.82%) HP
8 2 (2.82%) IBM
8 2 (2.82%) Oracle
9 1 (1.41%) BMC
9 1 (1.41%) Brocade
9 1 (1.41%) Calypso
9 1 (1.41%) F5
9 1 (1.41%) Sophos
9 1 (1.41%) Veritas
9 1 (1.41%) webMethods
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