Period
to 18 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 275 253 270
Rank change year-on-year -22 +17 +74
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 77 73 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.70% 0.72% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.76% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 72 70 89
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £51,250 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.07% -6.82% +15.79%
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £80,875 £80,000 £85,000
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +15.79%

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 10,590 9,651 11,902
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.00% 95.17% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 9,456 8,742 10,886
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 £34,000 £33,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £92,500 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £59,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.48% +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 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Systems Engineer in the City of London

Systems Engineer
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Engineer within the City of London region over the 6 months to 18 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 1 £51,500 -
Systems Engineer
Central London

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 54 (70.13%) Linux
2 44 (57.14%) Windows
3 34 (44.16%) VMware
4 33 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 31 (40.26%) Amazon AWS
6 29 (37.66%) Finance
7 28 (36.36%) Red Hat
8 27 (35.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 26 (33.77%) PowerShell
9 26 (33.77%) Office 365
10 24 (31.17%) Ansible
11 23 (29.87%) Microsoft
12 21 (27.27%) Python
13 18 (23.38%) SharePoint
13 18 (23.38%) VMware ESXi
14 16 (20.78%) Puppet
14 16 (20.78%) Enterprise Storage
14 16 (20.78%) Skype for Business
14 16 (20.78%) Mobile Device Management
14 16 (20.78%) Skype
15 15 (19.48%) DevOps
16 14 (18.18%) Bash Shell
17 13 (16.88%) Opscode Chef
17 13 (16.88%) Cisco
18 12 (15.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 11 (14.29%) Windows Server
20 10 (12.99%) Perl
20 10 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
20 10 (12.99%) Degree
21 9 (11.69%) Docker

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 18 (23.38%) SharePoint
2 16 (20.78%) Skype for Business
3 4 (5.19%) Apache
3 4 (5.19%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.90%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (3.90%) IIS
4 3 (3.90%) nginx
5 2 (2.60%) JBoss
5 2 (2.60%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.60%) uWSGI
6 1 (1.30%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.30%) Confluence
6 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Project
1 3 (3.90%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 31 (40.26%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (33.77%) Office 365
3 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (5.19%) IaaS
5 3 (3.90%) SaaS
6 2 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.60%) GitHub
6 2 (2.60%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.30%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (20.78%) Skype
2 9 (11.69%) Firewall
2 9 (11.69%) TCP/IP
3 8 (10.39%) SAN
4 7 (9.09%) DNS
5 3 (3.90%) DHCP
5 3 (3.90%) LAN
5 3 (3.90%) SSH
5 3 (3.90%) WAN
6 2 (2.60%) BGP
6 2 (2.60%) FTP
6 2 (2.60%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.30%) HSRP
7 1 (1.30%) HTTP
7 1 (1.30%) Internet
7 1 (1.30%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.30%) OSPF
7 1 (1.30%) PBX
7 1 (1.30%) PPTP
7 1 (1.30%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.49%) MySQL
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.30%) Big Data
4 1 (1.30%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.30%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.30%) Redis
4 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.90%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.90%) JIRA
3 2 (2.60%) MSI
4 1 (1.30%) Emacs
4 1 (1.30%) GitLab
4 1 (1.30%) Maven
4 1 (1.30%) Subversion
General
1 29 (37.66%) Finance
2 6 (7.79%) Law
3 3 (3.90%) Marketing
4 2 (2.60%) Legal
4 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.30%) Advertising
5 1 (1.30%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.09%) Web Services
2 4 (5.19%) .NET
3 3 (3.90%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (2.60%) Django
4 2 (2.60%) LDAP
4 2 (2.60%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (2.60%) Regular Expression
4 2 (2.60%) Software Packaging
4 2 (2.60%) XML
5 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.30%) Java EE
5 1 (1.30%) Kafka
5 1 (1.30%) LAMP
5 1 (1.30%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.78%) Enterprise Storage
2 6 (7.79%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.49%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.49%) Fintech
4 4 (5.19%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (3.90%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.60%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.60%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.30%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.30%) PKI
7 1 (1.30%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.30%) User Experience
7 1 (1.30%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.30%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 54 (70.13%) Linux
2 44 (57.14%) Windows
3 27 (35.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 8 (10.39%) Unix
6 7 (9.09%) CentOS
7 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.90%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.30%) Debian
9 1 (1.30%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.30%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.78%) Mobile Device Management
2 15 (19.48%) DevOps
3 12 (15.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 8 (10.39%) Server Management
5 7 (9.09%) Project Management
5 7 (9.09%) Service Management
6 6 (7.79%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (7.79%) Configuration Management
6 6 (7.79%) ITIL
6 6 (7.79%) Storage Management
7 5 (6.49%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (5.19%) Server Building
8 4 (5.19%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 3 (3.90%) Continuous Deployment
9 3 (3.90%) Data-Driven Decision Making
9 3 (3.90%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (3.90%) Low Latency
9 3 (3.90%) Patch Management
9 3 (3.90%) PRINCE2
9 3 (3.90%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (33.77%) PowerShell
2 21 (27.27%) Python
3 14 (18.18%) Bash Shell
4 10 (12.99%) Perl
5 9 (11.69%) SQL
6 4 (5.19%) Java
7 3 (3.90%) Ruby
7 3 (3.90%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.90%) VBScript
8 2 (2.60%) C
8 2 (2.60%) C#
8 2 (2.60%) C++
8 2 (2.60%) PHP
8 2 (2.60%) VB
9 1 (1.30%) F#
Qualifications
1 10 (12.99%) Degree
2 4 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.90%) CCNP
3 3 (3.90%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.60%) CCNA
5 1 (1.30%) CCIE
5 1 (1.30%) CCIE Security
5 1 (1.30%) CISA
5 1 (1.30%) CISM
5 1 (1.30%) CISSP
5 1 (1.30%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 1 (1.30%) MCSA
5 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) GDPR
2 1 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.30%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.30%) GCP
2 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 18 (23.38%) VMware ESXi
3 10 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (11.69%) Docker
5 3 (3.90%) KVM
6 2 (2.60%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.60%) QEMU
6 2 (2.60%) Varnish
6 2 (2.60%) Xen
7 1 (1.30%) Firmware
7 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.30%) iptables
7 1 (1.30%) NFS
7 1 (1.30%) OpenAM
7 1 (1.30%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.30%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 24 (31.17%) Ansible
2 16 (20.78%) Puppet
3 13 (16.88%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (7.79%) Nagios
5 5 (6.49%) Kubernetes
5 5 (6.49%) Terraform
6 2 (2.60%) Consul
6 2 (2.60%) HAProxy
6 2 (2.60%) Icinga
6 2 (2.60%) Prometheus
6 2 (2.60%) Salt
6 2 (2.60%) SCCM
6 2 (2.60%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.30%) Kibana
7 1 (1.30%) Packer
7 1 (1.30%) SELinux
Vendors
1 34 (44.16%) VMware
2 28 (36.36%) Red Hat
3 23 (29.87%) Microsoft
4 13 (16.88%) Cisco
5 6 (7.79%) Citrix
5 6 (7.79%) IBM
6 4 (5.19%) Meraki
6 4 (5.19%) NetApp
6 4 (5.19%) SolarWinds
7 3 (3.90%) Dell
7 3 (3.90%) HP
7 3 (3.90%) Splunk
8 2 (2.60%) Google
8 2 (2.60%) Juniper
8 2 (2.60%) Riverbed
8 2 (2.60%) Veeam
9 1 (1.30%) F5
9 1 (1.30%) Nimble Storage
9 1 (1.30%) OutSystems
9 1 (1.30%) Palo Alto