Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 238 265 274
Rank change year-on-year +27 +9 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 88 64 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.86% 0.62% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.66% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 87 59 66
City of London median annual salary £57,500 £53,500 £61,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.48% -12.65% +36.11%
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £80,750 £72,500 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - -8.33% +20.00%

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 9,779 9,753 10,229
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.68% 94.97% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 8,754 8,713 9,331
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £35,750 £36,000 £33,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,591 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +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 15 January 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 15 January 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 43 (48.86%) Windows
2 42 (47.73%) Linux
3 34 (38.64%) DevOps
4 32 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (36.36%) VMware
5 28 (31.82%) Windows Server
6 25 (28.41%) Finance
7 24 (27.27%) Puppet
8 23 (26.14%) PowerShell
9 22 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 22 (25.00%) Python
9 22 (25.00%) SQL
10 21 (23.86%) Degree
11 20 (22.73%) Ansible
12 19 (21.59%) Microsoft
12 19 (21.59%) Computer Science Degree
13 18 (20.45%) Microsoft Azure
14 17 (19.32%) Hyper-V
14 17 (19.32%) Red Hat
14 17 (19.32%) TCP/IP
15 16 (18.18%) SaaS
15 16 (18.18%) Docker
16 15 (17.05%) Terraform
17 14 (15.91%) Systems Engineering
17 14 (15.91%) Opscode Chef
17 14 (15.91%) Bash Shell
17 14 (15.91%) Computer Science
18 13 (14.77%) SQL Server
18 13 (14.77%) Configuration Management
18 13 (14.77%) Active Directory

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 7 (7.95%) Skype for Business
2 5 (5.68%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.41%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.41%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.41%) nginx
4 2 (2.27%) IIS
4 2 (2.27%) uWSGI
5 1 (1.14%) Apache
5 1 (1.14%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 32 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (20.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (18.18%) SaaS
4 12 (13.64%) Office 365
5 6 (6.82%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.32%) TCP/IP
2 11 (12.50%) DNS
3 9 (10.23%) BGP
3 9 (10.23%) DHCP
3 9 (10.23%) SAN
4 8 (9.09%) Firewall
5 7 (7.95%) Skype
6 5 (5.68%) VLAN
7 4 (4.55%) SSH
8 2 (2.27%) FTP
8 2 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (2.27%) VSAN
9 1 (1.14%) LAN
9 1 (1.14%) MQTT
9 1 (1.14%) Network Security
9 1 (1.14%) NX-OS
9 1 (1.14%) PBX
9 1 (1.14%) SSL
9 1 (1.14%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.77%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 6 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (6.82%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (6.82%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (2.27%) MySQL
4 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.14%) Big Data
5 1 (1.14%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.14%) Redis
Development Applications
1 13 (14.77%) Jenkins
2 12 (13.64%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.55%) Vagrant
4 2 (2.27%) JIRA
5 1 (1.14%) GitLab
5 1 (1.14%) Hudson
General
1 25 (28.41%) Finance
2 5 (5.68%) Marketing
3 4 (4.55%) Games
4 3 (3.41%) Banking
4 3 (3.41%) Law
5 1 (1.14%) Advertising
5 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.14%) Retail
5 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.50%) Web Services
2 2 (2.27%) .NET
2 2 (2.27%) Django
2 2 (2.27%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (2.27%) Regular Expression
2 2 (2.27%) XML
3 1 (1.14%) COM
3 1 (1.14%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.14%) Kafka
3 1 (1.14%) LAMP
3 1 (1.14%) LDAP
3 1 (1.14%) Middleware
3 1 (1.14%) REST
3 1 (1.14%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.55%) Data Centre
1 4 (4.55%) Driving Licence
1 4 (4.55%) Hedge funds
1 4 (4.55%) Replication
2 3 (3.41%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (2.27%) EMC VNX
3 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.27%) Video\Live Streaming
4 1 (1.14%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.14%) CMDB
4 1 (1.14%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.14%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.14%) SCADA
4 1 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 43 (48.86%) Windows
2 42 (47.73%) Linux
3 28 (31.82%) Windows Server
4 13 (14.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (13.64%) Unix
6 11 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (10.23%) CentOS
8 7 (7.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (4.55%) DC/OS
10 3 (3.41%) Solaris
11 2 (2.27%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.14%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.14%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.14%) Windows 10
12 1 (1.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (38.64%) DevOps
2 14 (15.91%) Computer Science
2 14 (15.91%) Systems Engineering
3 13 (14.77%) Configuration Management
4 12 (13.64%) Algorithmic Trading
4 12 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (13.64%) Site Reliability Engineering
5 10 (11.36%) ITIL
6 9 (10.23%) API Integration
6 9 (10.23%) Migration
7 8 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 8 (9.09%) Service Management
8 6 (6.82%) Mathematics
9 5 (5.68%) Asset Management
9 5 (5.68%) Change Management
9 5 (5.68%) Continuous Deployment
9 5 (5.68%) Data-Driven Decision Making
9 5 (5.68%) Digital Marketing
10 4 (4.55%) Automated Trading
10 4 (4.55%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (26.14%) PowerShell
2 22 (25.00%) Python
2 22 (25.00%) SQL
3 14 (15.91%) Bash Shell
4 9 (10.23%) Shell Script
5 8 (9.09%) Perl
6 4 (4.55%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.55%) VB
7 1 (1.14%) Java
7 1 (1.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (23.86%) Degree
2 19 (21.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (5.68%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.14%) CCNA
4 1 (1.14%) CCNP
4 1 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.14%) HND
4 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) SLA
2 1 (1.14%) GDPR
System Software
1 22 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (19.32%) Hyper-V
3 16 (18.18%) Docker
4 13 (14.77%) Active Directory
5 9 (10.23%) VirtualBox
6 4 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.41%) XenApp
8 2 (2.27%) Firmware
8 2 (2.27%) KVM
8 2 (2.27%) QEMU
8 2 (2.27%) Varnish
8 2 (2.27%) Xen
8 2 (2.27%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.27%) XenServer
9 1 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.14%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 24 (27.27%) Puppet
2 20 (22.73%) Ansible
3 15 (17.05%) Terraform
4 14 (15.91%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (13.64%) Nagios
6 7 (7.95%) SCCM
7 6 (6.82%) Kubernetes
8 4 (4.55%) Marathon
8 4 (4.55%) Mesos
8 4 (4.55%) Salt
8 4 (4.55%) SCOM
8 4 (4.55%) SCOrch
8 4 (4.55%) SCVMM
9 2 (2.27%) HAProxy
9 2 (2.27%) HP SIM
9 2 (2.27%) NetBackup
9 2 (2.27%) vCenter Server
10 1 (1.14%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (1.14%) Kibana
Vendors
1 32 (36.36%) VMware
2 19 (21.59%) Microsoft
3 17 (19.32%) Red Hat
4 13 (14.77%) SolarWinds
5 9 (10.23%) LogicMonitor
6 8 (9.09%) Dell
7 7 (7.95%) Cisco
7 7 (7.95%) Veeam
8 5 (5.68%) Citrix
8 5 (5.68%) Google
9 4 (4.55%) HP
9 4 (4.55%) Nortel
9 4 (4.55%) ServiceNow
10 3 (3.41%) Cloudera
10 3 (3.41%) EMC
10 3 (3.41%) Oracle
10 3 (3.41%) Sun
11 2 (2.27%) Apple
11 2 (2.27%) Sybase
11 2 (2.27%) Veritas