The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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

System Engineer
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 193 208 265
Rank change year-on-year +15 +57  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 41 52 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.78% 0.83% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.86% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 38 51 47
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,750 £80,000 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +13.33%  

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 4994 6046 9814
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.36% 96.17% 94.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4459 5515 8410
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 26 June 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 26 June 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 44 (57.89%) Linux
2 37 (48.68%) Windows
3 34 (44.74%) Active Directory
4 31 (40.79%) VMware
5 30 (39.47%) Python
6 26 (34.21%) Windows Server
7 24 (31.58%) Microsoft
8 23 (30.26%) Amazon AWS
8 23 (30.26%) Bash Shell
8 23 (30.26%) Puppet
9 20 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (25.00%) Red Hat
10 19 (25.00%) SQL Server
10 19 (25.00%) Firewall
11 17 (22.37%) Finance
11 17 (22.37%) MS Exchange
11 17 (22.37%) High Availability
11 17 (22.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (22.37%) Ansible
11 17 (22.37%) DevOps
12 16 (21.05%) SCCM
12 16 (21.05%) Ruby
13 15 (19.74%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
14 14 (18.42%) Java
14 14 (18.42%) SharePoint
15 13 (17.11%) Configuration Management
15 13 (17.11%) MCSE
15 13 (17.11%) MySQL
15 13 (17.11%) DNS

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 17 (22.37%) MS Exchange
2 14 (18.42%) SharePoint
3 9 (11.84%) Apache
4 8 (10.53%) nginx
5 6 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (6.58%) IIS
7 4 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (3.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (3.95%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (2.63%) OpenStack
10 1 (1.32%) Apache Spark
10 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (1.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 23 (30.26%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (11.84%) Google Cloud Platform
2 9 (11.84%) Office 365
3 8 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (9.21%) Rackspace Cloud
5 4 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (1.32%) GitHub
6 1 (1.32%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.32%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (1.32%) Heroku
6 1 (1.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (25.00%) Firewall
2 13 (17.11%) DNS
3 10 (13.16%) DHCP
3 10 (13.16%) TCP/IP
4 7 (9.21%) SAN
5 5 (6.58%) Internet
5 5 (6.58%) LAN
6 4 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (5.26%) WAN
7 3 (3.95%) VPN
8 2 (2.63%) SSL
8 2 (2.63%) VLAN
8 2 (2.63%) VoIP
9 1 (1.32%) AMQP
9 1 (1.32%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (1.32%) HTTP
9 1 (1.32%) LDAP
9 1 (1.32%) OSPF
9 1 (1.32%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.32%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (17.11%) MySQL
3 8 (10.53%) NoSQL
4 7 (9.21%) InterSystems Cache
4 7 (9.21%) Redis
5 6 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (2.63%) Big Data
8 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.32%) Data Mining
9 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.63%) git-flow
3 2 (2.63%) JIRA
3 2 (2.63%) Subversion
4 1 (1.32%) Vagrant
General
1 17 (22.37%) Finance
2 9 (11.84%) Banking
3 3 (3.95%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.63%) Back Office
4 2 (2.63%) Marketing
5 1 (1.32%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.32%) Games
5 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Private Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.53%) LEMP Stack
2 4 (5.26%) LAMP
2 4 (5.26%) Node.js
3 2 (2.63%) RESTful
3 2 (2.63%) Web Services
4 1 (1.32%) .NET
4 1 (1.32%) Ajax
4 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.32%) CSS
4 1 (1.32%) FFmpeg
4 1 (1.32%) HTML
4 1 (1.32%) JMS
4 1 (1.32%) jQuery
4 1 (1.32%) Kafka
4 1 (1.32%) Play Framework
4 1 (1.32%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.32%) REST
4 1 (1.32%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (1.32%) Spring
4 1 (1.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.58%) HP Storage
3 3 (3.95%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.95%) Clustering
3 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.63%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (2.63%) Hedge funds
4 2 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.63%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.32%) Fintech
5 1 (1.32%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.32%) Streaming Media
5 1 (1.32%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.32%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 44 (57.89%) Linux
2 37 (48.68%) Windows
3 26 (34.21%) Windows Server
4 17 (22.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (19.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (14.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (14.47%) Unix
7 10 (13.16%) CentOS
8 8 (10.53%) Ubuntu
9 5 (6.58%) Solaris
10 4 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (3.95%) Windows 7
12 2 (2.63%) SUSE
12 2 (2.63%) Windows 10
12 2 (2.63%) Windows 8
13 1 (1.32%) AIX
13 1 (1.32%) Debian
13 1 (1.32%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.37%) DevOps
1 17 (22.37%) High Availability
2 13 (17.11%) Configuration Management
3 11 (14.47%) Software Deployment
4 9 (11.84%) E-Commerce
5 8 (10.53%) Mobile Device Management
5 8 (10.53%) Test Automation
6 7 (9.21%) Load Testing
7 5 (6.58%) Build Automation
7 5 (6.58%) Low Latency
8 4 (5.26%) Mentoring
8 4 (5.26%) Task Automation
9 3 (3.95%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (3.95%) Customer Requirements
9 3 (3.95%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (3.95%) Microservices
9 3 (3.95%) Process Improvement
9 3 (3.95%) Project Management
9 3 (3.95%) Software Engineering
9 3 (3.95%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 30 (39.47%) Python
2 23 (30.26%) Bash Shell
3 16 (21.05%) Ruby
4 14 (18.42%) Java
5 12 (15.79%) PowerShell
5 12 (15.79%) SQL
6 9 (11.84%) PHP
7 8 (10.53%) Go
8 5 (6.58%) Scala
9 3 (3.95%) JavaScript
9 3 (3.95%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.63%) C
10 2 (2.63%) C++
10 2 (2.63%) Perl
10 2 (2.63%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.32%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (17.11%) MCSE
3 12 (15.79%) Degree
3 12 (15.79%) MCSA
4 3 (3.95%) CCNA
4 3 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.95%) RHCE
5 2 (2.63%) MCP
5 2 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.32%) CCNP
6 1 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.32%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (44.74%) Active Directory
2 20 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (17.11%) Docker
4 11 (14.47%) vSphere
5 7 (9.21%) Varnish
6 5 (6.58%) XenDesktop
7 4 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.95%) KVM
8 3 (3.95%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (3.95%) XenApp
9 2 (2.63%) Hyper-V
9 2 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (1.32%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.32%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (30.26%) Puppet
2 17 (22.37%) Ansible
3 16 (21.05%) SCCM
4 7 (9.21%) HAProxy
5 6 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (6.58%) Kubernetes
7 4 (5.26%) Mesos
7 4 (5.26%) vCenter Server
7 4 (5.26%) WSUS
8 3 (3.95%) Backup Exec
9 1 (1.32%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (1.32%) Cacti
9 1 (1.32%) Consul
9 1 (1.32%) Nagios
9 1 (1.32%) Salt
9 1 (1.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 31 (40.79%) VMware
2 24 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 19 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 11 (14.47%) Cisco
4 11 (14.47%) Citrix
5 10 (13.16%) Google
6 7 (9.21%) HP
6 7 (9.21%) Rackspace
7 5 (6.58%) F5
8 4 (5.26%) NetApp
9 3 (3.95%) Brocade
9 3 (3.95%) SolarWinds
9 3 (3.95%) Symantec
9 3 (3.95%) Veritas
10 2 (2.63%) Atlassian
10 2 (2.63%) IBM
10 2 (2.63%) McAfee
10 2 (2.63%) SaltStack
11 1 (1.32%) Meraki
11 1 (1.32%) New Relic
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