Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £53,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 257 283 308
Rank change year-on-year +26 +25 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 73 71 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.72% 0.61% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.63% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 68 66 103
City of London median annual salary £53,500 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.73% +22.22% -
10th Percentile £38,200 £37,500 £32,100
90th Percentile £71,625 £87,500 £70,000
Central London median annual salary £53,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -2.73% +10.00% +6.38%

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 9643 11276 16563
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 96.38% 95.77%
Number of salaries quoted 8738 10274 14384
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £34,675 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £58,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +1.74% +4.55% -

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 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 City of London region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 33 (45.21%) Windows
2 30 (41.10%) Linux
3 27 (36.99%) VMware
4 26 (35.62%) Active Directory
4 26 (35.62%) Amazon AWS
5 22 (30.14%) Windows Server
6 20 (27.40%) Puppet
6 20 (27.40%) VMware Infrastructure
7 18 (24.66%) Microsoft
8 17 (23.29%) Microsoft Azure
8 17 (23.29%) Docker
9 16 (21.92%) MySQL
10 15 (20.55%) SQL Server
10 15 (20.55%) MS Exchange
10 15 (20.55%) Configuration Management
10 15 (20.55%) DevOps
10 15 (20.55%) Jenkins
11 14 (19.18%) Python
11 14 (19.18%) Web Services
11 14 (19.18%) Data Centre
12 13 (17.81%) DNS
13 12 (16.44%) Citrix
13 12 (16.44%) E-Commerce
13 12 (16.44%) Ansible
14 11 (15.07%) SCCM
14 11 (15.07%) Firewall
15 10 (13.70%) Finance
15 10 (13.70%) Ruby
15 10 (13.70%) TCP/IP
15 10 (13.70%) DHCP

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 15 (20.55%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.33%) SharePoint
3 7 (9.59%) Apache
4 5 (6.85%) nginx
5 4 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (5.48%) IIS
6 3 (4.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.74%) OpenStack
7 2 (2.74%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (2.74%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.37%) Apache Spark
8 1 (1.37%) Confluence
8 1 (1.37%) Jetty
8 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 26 (35.62%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (23.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (13.70%) Office 365
4 4 (5.48%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (5.48%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.74%) IaaS
5 2 (2.74%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (1.37%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (1.37%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.81%) DNS
2 11 (15.07%) Firewall
3 10 (13.70%) DHCP
3 10 (13.70%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.48%) Internet
4 4 (5.48%) LAN
4 4 (5.48%) WAN
5 3 (4.11%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (4.11%) SAN
5 3 (4.11%) SSL
6 2 (2.74%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (2.74%) HTTP
6 2 (2.74%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (2.74%) VPN
7 1 (1.37%) DVB
7 1 (1.37%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.37%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.37%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.37%) RTP
7 1 (1.37%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.92%) MySQL
2 15 (20.55%) SQL Server
3 6 (8.22%) Redis
4 5 (6.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (5.48%) Big Data
6 3 (4.11%) NoSQL
6 3 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.74%) InterSystems Cache
7 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (1.37%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (1.37%) Blockchain
8 1 (1.37%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.37%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.37%) Riak
Development Applications
1 15 (20.55%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.48%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.74%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.37%) GitLab
4 1 (1.37%) MSI
4 1 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.37%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (13.70%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.74%) Law
3 2 (2.74%) Marketing
3 2 (2.74%) Retail
4 1 (1.37%) Advertising
4 1 (1.37%) Legal
4 1 (1.37%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.18%) Web Services
2 4 (5.48%) LEMP Stack
3 3 (4.11%) Kafka
3 3 (4.11%) LAMP
4 1 (1.37%) CCXML
4 1 (1.37%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.37%) FreeSWITCH
4 1 (1.37%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.37%) Memcached
4 1 (1.37%) Node.js
4 1 (1.37%) Play Framework
4 1 (1.37%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.37%) Servlets
4 1 (1.37%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.37%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.18%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.48%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.74%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.74%) Fintech
3 2 (2.74%) HP Storage
3 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.37%) Clustering
4 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.37%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.37%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (1.37%) Replication
4 1 (1.37%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.37%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 33 (45.21%) Windows
2 30 (41.10%) Linux
3 22 (30.14%) Windows Server
4 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (10.96%) CentOS
6 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (8.22%) Unix
8 5 (6.85%) Ubuntu
9 4 (5.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (5.48%) Windows 7
10 3 (4.11%) Solaris
10 3 (4.11%) Windows 10
11 2 (2.74%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.55%) Configuration Management
1 15 (20.55%) DevOps
2 12 (16.44%) E-Commerce
3 9 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (12.33%) ITIL
3 9 (12.33%) Software Deployment
3 9 (12.33%) Test Automation
4 5 (6.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (6.85%) High Availability
4 5 (6.85%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (5.48%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (5.48%) Migration
6 3 (4.11%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (4.11%) Data Protection
6 3 (4.11%) IT Strategy
6 3 (4.11%) Patch Management
6 3 (4.11%) Runbook
6 3 (4.11%) Software Engineering
6 3 (4.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.74%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.18%) Python
2 10 (13.70%) Ruby
3 9 (12.33%) Bash Shell
3 9 (12.33%) SQL
4 8 (10.96%) PowerShell
5 5 (6.85%) Perl
6 4 (5.48%) Java
7 3 (4.11%) PHP
7 3 (4.11%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.74%) Go
8 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.37%) Clojure
9 1 (1.37%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.37%) Scala
9 1 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (10.96%) MCSE
3 7 (9.59%) MCSA
4 5 (6.85%) Degree
5 3 (4.11%) RHCE
5 3 (4.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.37%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.37%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) MiFID
2 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 26 (35.62%) Active Directory
2 20 (27.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (23.29%) Docker
4 6 (8.22%) XenDesktop
5 5 (6.85%) vSphere
6 3 (4.11%) Hyper-V
6 3 (4.11%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (2.74%) iptables
7 2 (2.74%) Varnish
7 2 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (1.37%) Kamailio
8 1 (1.37%) KVM
8 1 (1.37%) LXC
8 1 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.37%) VMware NSX
8 1 (1.37%) XenApp
8 1 (1.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (27.40%) Puppet
2 12 (16.44%) Ansible
3 11 (15.07%) SCCM
4 10 (13.70%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (8.22%) SCOM
6 5 (6.85%) Kubernetes
6 5 (6.85%) Terraform
6 5 (6.85%) WSUS
7 3 (4.11%) Backup Exec
7 3 (4.11%) HAProxy
7 3 (4.11%) Salt
7 3 (4.11%) vCenter Server
8 2 (2.74%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (2.74%) SELinux
9 1 (1.37%) Graphite
9 1 (1.37%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (1.37%) HP SIM
9 1 (1.37%) Icinga
9 1 (1.37%) Packer
9 1 (1.37%) Riemann
Vendors
1 27 (36.99%) VMware
2 18 (24.66%) Microsoft
3 12 (16.44%) Citrix
4 9 (12.33%) Red Hat
5 8 (10.96%) Cisco
6 6 (8.22%) HP
7 5 (6.85%) Google
8 4 (5.48%) NetApp
9 3 (4.11%) McAfee
9 3 (4.11%) Progress
9 3 (4.11%) Rackspace
9 3 (4.11%) Symantec
10 2 (2.74%) Dell
10 2 (2.74%) EMC
10 2 (2.74%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.37%) IBM
11 1 (1.37%) OpenText
11 1 (1.37%) SAP
11 1 (1.37%) Siebel
11 1 (1.37%) Sun