Period
to 19 November 2018

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 19 November 2018.

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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 265 258 280
Rank change year-on-year -7 +22 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 85 72 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.76% 0.71% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.75% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82 67 67
City of London median annual salary £57,500 £53,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.48% -2.73% +18.92%
10th Percentile £41,250 £38,100 £37,750
90th Percentile £81,200 £71,750 £86,500
Central London median annual salary £57,500 £54,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.99% -1.36% +10.00%

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 10,653 9,629 11,207
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.62% 94.95% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 9,521 8,722 10,213
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £92,500 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £58,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +6.84% +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 19 November 2018.

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

1 47 (55.29%) Windows
2 45 (52.94%) Linux
3 31 (36.47%) VMware
4 30 (35.29%) Amazon AWS
5 29 (34.12%) Finance
6 26 (30.59%) DevOps
7 24 (28.24%) Ansible
7 24 (28.24%) Python
7 24 (28.24%) Microsoft
7 24 (28.24%) Active Directory
7 24 (28.24%) Windows Server
8 23 (27.06%) Office 365
9 22 (25.88%) PowerShell
10 18 (21.18%) Puppet
10 18 (21.18%) Red Hat
11 17 (20.00%) SQL
11 17 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 16 (18.82%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (16.47%) SaaS
13 14 (16.47%) Bash Shell
13 14 (16.47%) TCP/IP
13 14 (16.47%) DNS
14 13 (15.29%) Nagios
14 13 (15.29%) Skype for Business
14 13 (15.29%) Opscode Chef
14 13 (15.29%) Skype
15 12 (14.12%) Degree
15 12 (14.12%) DHCP
15 12 (14.12%) SQL Server

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 13 (15.29%) Skype for Business
2 11 (12.94%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.71%) Apache
3 4 (4.71%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.71%) nginx
4 3 (3.53%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (3.53%) IIS
4 3 (3.53%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.35%) uWSGI
6 1 (1.18%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.18%) Confluence
6 1 (1.18%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (3.53%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 30 (35.29%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (27.06%) Office 365
3 17 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (16.47%) SaaS
5 6 (7.06%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.18%) GitHub
7 1 (1.18%) IaaS
7 1 (1.18%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.47%) DNS
1 14 (16.47%) TCP/IP
2 13 (15.29%) Skype
3 12 (14.12%) DHCP
4 10 (11.76%) SAN
5 6 (7.06%) Firewall
6 5 (5.88%) VLAN
7 4 (4.71%) BGP
7 4 (4.71%) SSH
8 3 (3.53%) Unified Communications
9 2 (2.35%) FTP
9 2 (2.35%) LAN
9 2 (2.35%) Network Security
9 2 (2.35%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (2.35%) VSAN
9 2 (2.35%) WAN
9 2 (2.35%) Wireless
10 1 (1.18%) Kerberos
10 1 (1.18%) NX-OS
10 1 (1.18%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.12%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.71%) MySQL
3 4 (4.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.71%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (4.71%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.18%) Big Data
5 1 (1.18%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.18%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.18%) Redis
Development Applications
1 11 (12.94%) Jenkins
2 9 (10.59%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.35%) JIRA
4 1 (1.18%) GitLab
4 1 (1.18%) Maven
General
1 29 (34.12%) Finance
2 4 (4.71%) Law
2 4 (4.71%) Marketing
3 1 (1.18%) Advertising
3 1 (1.18%) Banking
3 1 (1.18%) Games
3 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.18%) Retail
3 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.59%) Web Services
2 3 (3.53%) .NET
2 3 (3.53%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (2.35%) Django
3 2 (2.35%) LDAP
3 2 (2.35%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (2.35%) Regular Expression
3 2 (2.35%) XML
4 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.18%) COM
4 1 (1.18%) Java EE
4 1 (1.18%) Kafka
4 1 (1.18%) LAMP
4 1 (1.18%) REST
4 1 (1.18%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.59%) Computer Science
1 9 (10.59%) Enterprise Storage
2 5 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.71%) Driving Licence
3 4 (4.71%) Fintech
3 4 (4.71%) Replication
4 3 (3.53%) Fixed Income
4 3 (3.53%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.35%) EMC VNX
5 2 (2.35%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (1.18%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.18%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.18%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.18%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.18%) PKI
6 1 (1.18%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.18%) User Experience
6 1 (1.18%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.18%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 47 (55.29%) Windows
2 45 (52.94%) Linux
3 24 (28.24%) Windows Server
4 17 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (10.59%) Unix
5 9 (10.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (9.41%) CentOS
7 6 (7.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.53%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.35%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.18%) DC/OS
10 1 (1.18%) Debian
10 1 (1.18%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (30.59%) DevOps
2 10 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 9 (10.59%) Algorithmic Trading
3 9 (10.59%) ITIL
3 9 (10.59%) Mobile Device Management
3 9 (10.59%) Systems Engineering
4 8 (9.41%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (9.41%) Service Management
5 7 (8.24%) Configuration Management
5 7 (8.24%) Server Management
6 5 (5.88%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 4 (4.71%) Change Management
7 4 (4.71%) Continuous Deployment
7 4 (4.71%) Data-Driven Decision Making
7 4 (4.71%) Digital Marketing
7 4 (4.71%) ITIL V3
7 4 (4.71%) Patch Management
7 4 (4.71%) Project Management
7 4 (4.71%) Ticket Management
8 3 (3.53%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 24 (28.24%) Python
2 22 (25.88%) PowerShell
3 17 (20.00%) SQL
4 14 (16.47%) Bash Shell
5 11 (12.94%) Perl
6 6 (7.06%) Shell Script
7 5 (5.88%) Java
8 3 (3.53%) PHP
8 3 (3.53%) Ruby
9 2 (2.35%) C
9 2 (2.35%) C#
9 2 (2.35%) C++
9 2 (2.35%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.35%) VB
10 1 (1.18%) F#
Qualifications
1 12 (14.12%) Degree
2 7 (8.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.18%) CCIE
3 1 (1.18%) CCIE Security
3 1 (1.18%) CCNP
3 1 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) GDPR
System Software
1 24 (28.24%) Active Directory
2 16 (18.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (12.94%) Docker
3 11 (12.94%) Hyper-V
4 10 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (4.71%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (4.71%) VirtualBox
6 3 (3.53%) KVM
6 3 (3.53%) XenApp
7 2 (2.35%) QEMU
7 2 (2.35%) Varnish
7 2 (2.35%) Xen
7 2 (2.35%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.35%) XenServer
8 1 (1.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 24 (28.24%) Ansible
2 18 (21.18%) Puppet
3 13 (15.29%) Nagios
3 13 (15.29%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (9.41%) Terraform
5 6 (7.06%) Kubernetes
6 4 (4.71%) SCCM
7 2 (2.35%) Consul
7 2 (2.35%) HAProxy
7 2 (2.35%) HP SIM
7 2 (2.35%) Icinga
7 2 (2.35%) Prometheus
7 2 (2.35%) Salt
7 2 (2.35%) SCOM
7 2 (2.35%) SCOrch
7 2 (2.35%) SCVMM
8 1 (1.18%) Marathon
8 1 (1.18%) Mesos
8 1 (1.18%) Packer
8 1 (1.18%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 31 (36.47%) VMware
2 24 (28.24%) Microsoft
3 18 (21.18%) Red Hat
4 11 (12.94%) SolarWinds
5 10 (11.76%) Cisco
6 7 (8.24%) Citrix
6 7 (8.24%) Dell
6 7 (8.24%) Veeam
7 6 (7.06%) Google
8 5 (5.88%) HP
9 4 (4.71%) Nortel
9 4 (4.71%) Splunk
10 3 (3.53%) EMC
10 3 (3.53%) IBM
10 3 (3.53%) LogicMonitor
11 2 (2.35%) 3PAR
11 2 (2.35%) Apple
11 2 (2.35%) F5
11 2 (2.35%) NetApp
11 2 (2.35%) ServiceNow